NAMAC / ACM Joint Conference: August 6 - 8, 2014

A wide cross-section of the independent media sector will convene in Philadelphia for NAMAC and ACM's first-ever Joint National Conference. Learn more here!

National Leadership Institute 2014

Apply today for National Leadership Institute 2014! An all-expenses-paid leadership develpoment opportunity for visionary leaders within media arts and visual arts nonprofits. Deadline: May 4, 11pm PDT.

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NAMAC Announces Recipients of the 2014 NAMAC Awards

Each NAMAC Conference provides an opportunity for NAMAC’s Board of Directors to honor the contributions made by an artist, an organization, and a philanthropic organization, to further the work of the independent media arts sector.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's NAMAC Awards. Learn about their work here, and join us in congratulating them at State & Main 2014 (August 6 - 8) in Philadelphia!

Leadership Learning Lab: A Pre-Conference Professional Development Day for NAMAC Leadership Institute Alumni

NAMAC is presenting a full-day Leadership Development Workshop for Institute Alum on Wednesday August 6. This is an opportunity to reconnect with supportive colleagues as "leader-learners." We will interactively explore approaches for working through conflict and leading in a more networked environment.

The workshop will take place from 9am to 4pm on August 6 in Philadelphia, as a pre-conference event in conjunction with the NAMAC / ACM National Conference. Registration for the workshop is $195 (lunch on your own).

Register for the Leadership Alum Pre-Conference Workshop. Registration open through July 7.

Culture, Creativity, and an Art House Cinema Spur Revitalization in Columbia, SC

Andy Smith

The Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia, South Carolina was founded in 1979 by Carl Davis and Linda O’Connor, students at the nearby University of South Carolina. For these 30+ years, the Nickelodeon has consistently served as the gathering place for lovers of film and critical dialogue in the Columbia area. In August 2012, the Nickelodeon moved to its new home in the former Fox Theatre at 1607 Main Street. With the move, the Nick became a major player in the economic re-development of the downtown district.

As Nickelodeon Executive Director Andy Smith writes, the Nick shifted "from seeing itself as an alternative cultural refuge towards being a leading cultural anchor" for this evolving city. He explains how The Theatre's cultural offerings have been able to play a role in the economic re-development of Columbia, SC.

Part of NAMAC's ongiong series detailing trends identified in our 2013 Regional Gatherings.

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