Produce & Distribute
Your Own Music
Thursday, December 15
46 Barrow Street
Subway: 1 2 A B C D E F M
Tickets: $10 General Admission, Free for Alliance+ members and students of NYU's Clive Davis Institute and Steinhardt School
You've finally gotten the entire band together to make the recording. It sounds so good. You've sent a copy to your mom, now what? Join this lively panel discussion about getting your sound onto their iPods.
Case study presented by DJ Rekha. Moderated by Menon Dwarka (director, Greenwich House Music School). With discussants Cristian Amigo (guitarist, composer, producer), Charles Baybutt (director and founder, Curious Generation), and Andrew Ingkavet (founder, 300 Monks).
For more on this season's Brainstorm! panels, click here
Locating the Sacred festival - applications available January 3, 2012
The application window opens soon for a4's Locating the Sacred festival!
Applications for artists in all disciplines, and for space hosts, will be available online from January 3, 2012 to February 20, 2012. The festival will take place September 12-23, 2012.
Join us for festival information sessions throughout the five boroughs in January and February 2012.
January Town Hall
photo: Dan Nguyen
TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Center for Architecture Foundation
536 Laguardia Place
(between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets)
Subways: A B C D E F M 4 6 N R
Start your New Year off right at Town Hall! Share your big plans for 2012.
At the January Town Hall, applications will be opening for Locating the Sacred! Come learn more about how you can get involved in a4's new festival.
A personal reflection from a4 Development Associate Soriya Chum
My first encounter with the Asian American Arts Alliance was a podcast of Brainstorm! Produce it Yourself: Plays in 2010, where playwright, Anna Moench, discussed her own process of play development with other seasoned professionals. As a playwright, I took immediate interest in the subject, but it was really the peer-learning model of Brainstorm that captivated me the most.
a4 seeks to create a space where information sharing is essential among artistic communities. Particularly during such challenging economic times, finding ways to develop your career and talents means that you have to be willing to ask, "how did you do that?" or "how can I do this more efficiently?--more practically?". Now that I work at a4, I stand behind my initial perspectives about the organization even more than that first interaction. a4 fosters collaborative conversations among Asian American and Asian American arts communities.
In the spirit of collaborative dialogue, I share with you a little bit about my own process as a writer and an excerpt from a play I've written. I invite your feedback, and I welcome you to share your work with me as well!
Click here to see Soriya's work
Alliance+ Member Events
Thursday, December 8, 6:00pm-Sunday, January 8, 7:00pm
Dulcie Dee is the featured artist at this group visual art exhibition. She will be showing her Peking Princess oil painting, "Ma Belle Salope Chinoise" series, and handmade paper mache masks.
Wednesday, December 14, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Three Trees: A staged reading by Alvin Eng
The Pan Asian Repertory Theatre presents this historical drama exploring the unique relationship between sculptor Alberto Giacometti and his muse-model, Japanese existential philosopher Isaku Yanaihara.
Saturday, December 17, 8:00pm-Sunday, December 18, 9:00pm
Bring on the Holidays with Gamelan Dharma Swara!
Gamelan Dharma Swara, Balinese arts performance group, presents its annual holiday concert.
Sunday, December 18, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Shakuhachi - Bamboo Flute beginners workshop
East Winds, Inc. presents this Japanese flute workshop. Learn how to play simple songs on the Shakuhachi. Flutes provided.
Wednesday, December 21, 7:00pm-9:00pm
East Winds, Inc. presents these beginner's workshops on how to play Japanese Taiko drums.
Click here to view more events
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[Featured Alliance+ Member]
Rattapallax, Inc. is a not-for-profit publisher and film production company. It is dedicated to issues of globalization, literature, poetry and films. Rattapallax's goals are to create international dialogue using literature and focus on what is relevant to our society.
Ram Devineni, Editor and Publisher of Rattapallax, recently participated in a4's panel, Produce & Distribute Your Own Writing. Thanks to Ram for a great discussion!
Want to be featured in a4's e-news? You become eligible when you're an Alliance+ member. Find out how here
Posted! Opportunities on the UAI Forum
(Call for Applications) New York Foundation for the Arts is accepting applications for their 2012 Artist's Fellowships. These are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in New York for unrestricted use.
Deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2011.
(Call for Applications) OneBeat international music exchange, a program of the US Department of State, seeks musicians (ages 19-35) to participate in a program that brings musicians from selected countries to the United States to collaborate with each other and Americans in the creation and performance of new music.
Applications open: January, 2012
(Call for Submissions) HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) 2012 is now accepting applications. HARP commissions and develops new hybrid works over a one to three year period.
Deadline: Monday, January 2, 2012.
(Call for Applications) The New York State Presenters Network seeks applications for a special pilot funding initiative supporting presenting partnerships between New York State based presenting organizations.
Deadline: January 15, 2012.
(Call for Applications) Artists and writers are invited to apply for month-long summer residencies at the Saltonstall Arts Colony in Ithaca, New York.
Deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2012.
(Call for Applications) Sundance seeks applications from emerging film producers for its 2012 Creative Producing Fellowship and Lab.
Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2012.
(Call for Applications) The U.S./Japan Creative Artists' Program is seeking applications. The program provides support for up to five outstanding contemporary or traditional artists from the United States to spend a three-month residency in Japan.
Deadline: March 1, 2012.
(Call for Applications) The NEA has posted guidelines for 2012 Our Town grants. Our Town supports creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities.
Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2012.
(Call for Applications) NEA Literature Fellowships for poetry are open for applications. The program offers $25,000 grants to published creative writers.
Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2012.
(Internship) The Rubin Museum of Art is offering internships for Spring 2012. The Rubin is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and offers a range of changing exhibitions and public programs.
Learn about more opportunities and post your own!
The Urban Artist Initiative (UAI) Forum is a joint project of Asian American Arts Alliance, Amerinda, Bronx Council on the Arts, Harlem Arts Alliance, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Queens Council on the Arts.
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