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. Details to come. In the meantime, learn about past NAMAC conferences 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.

2013 Regional Gatherings: State of the Field Report

Read this year's State of the Field Report and share with your internal and external stakeholders. A great launching pad for strategic thinking for your org and for the field.

Join NAMAC Today!

Membership in NAMAC connects you to a national network of like-minded media artists, nonprofit leaders, and innovative media arts educators. Become a part of this national community supporting creative practice and the media arts field at large.

FREE Affiliate Membership in NAMAC!

As a member of a NAMAC Member Organization, you can register for free Affiliate Membership in NAMAC. Learn what this means for you and join our community here!

NAMAC fosters and fortifies the culture and business of independent media arts.  Through dialogue, collaboration, research and advocacy, we connect, organize, and develop organizations

Web Platform driven by Innovative Storytelling Collaborations

Luisa Dantas

In NAMAC’s 2013 Regional Gatherings, media arts leaders from across the country discussed multi-platform storytelling and cross-disciplinary creativity as two trends on the rise.

In this blog post, Producer/Director Luisa Dantas, introduces the Land of Opportunity project because it so well demonstrates both these trends. The LandofOpportunity web platform brings together content makers from different disciplines to produce layered, public interest storytelling that is told from a variety of perspectives: those of community members, activists, journalists, policy makers, and the viewing public who is invited into the storytelling process.

Seeking Media Artists & Educators for Focus Groups on Media in the Classroom

San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) is looking for several media educators and media artists to participate in a Focus Group investigating the FilmEd. online platform. FilmEd. is an open educational resource and online community for accessing valuable media education tools and insights. Focus groups will be conducted online and your feedback will help the SFFS team continue to refine and develop FilmEd. so that it's as useful and effective as possible for filmmakers and educators (K-12 and informal sector / youth media).

All focus group participants will be entered into a drawing to win a free iPad Air. In addition, the focus groups are an excellent opportunity to network with media educators, filmmakers, and San Francisco Film Society Education staff.

Read on for information on Focus Group responsibilities and dates, and to RSVP.

How the Loss of Net Neutrality Hurts Artists

Blog Author: 

Helen De Michiel, a filmmaker and educators, reflects on how the recent rulings on net neutrality will affect creative production, innovation, and competitive advantage in the US.

In January 2014, the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, in Verizon vs. FCC, struck down regulations that would have protected a free and open internet for all.

Helen De Michiel is a Berkeley-based independent filmmaker and writer. She is a visiting scholar at the University of Oregon, and the former Executive Director of NAMAC. Helen's most recent transmedia project, Lunch Love Community, can be watched and shared at

For more on NAMAC's continued stance in favor of net neutrality, view this collection of articles written over the years.

Do the tags, contact information, or descriptions in this profile need updating?

If so, send your updated info to Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz at aggie [at] namac [dot] org!