NAMAC Conference is coming soon!

CID is proud to be the host, along with our amazing host committee, of the 2009 NAMAC confernce in Boston: COMMONWEALTH.

Shifting audiences. Evolving economics. Emergent technologies. Political opportunities.Together we can thrive on change to build and sustain the arts, media, and culture.

NAMAC’s biennial conference convenes this year in an extraordinary time. Come share your individual experiences and pool your knowledge as we develop radically new approaches to move our arts and media organizations forward. Hundreds of artists, media makers, scholars, technologists, policy advocates and activists will gather on common ground to make sense of the change and opportunity swirling around us.

Convened by the National Alliance for Media Arts + Culture, an association of independent media and visual arts organizations. We’re building a world where arts and media operate in a sustainable and creative environment, rooted in communities, interconnected through technology, and global in reach.

Conference Highlights:

Plenary Sessions
• Our New World Order: A State of the Field Address in Four Parts
• CommonWealth: Collaboration and Connectedness
• Art in Times Like These: Why We Do What We Do

Discussions on New Developments & Big Ideas
• Policy Update: Media and Arts in the Obama Era
• Creative Communities and Cultural Recovery: Arts as Economic Development
• The People Formerly Known As The Audience
• Reclaiming the Cultural Commons
• New Voices Rising: Technology, Art, and Media Crossing Critical Divides

Best Practice Presentations
• Getting Creative With New Distribution Models
• Arts for Social and Community Change
• Working Across Generations: Leadership Transitions in Our Organizations
• The Joys and Horrors of Partnership and Collaboration
• Getting Grants in Tough Times: Grantmakers’ Resource Review

Skill-building Workshops
• Fundraising with Pride and Power
• Twitters & Flickrs & Facebooks Oh My!: Social Media Bootcamp for the
Overworked and Underwhelmed
• Advocacy for Impact: Getting What We Need from Our Government
• Monetizing Your Media and Art in the Digital Age

A Media Arts Town Hall Meeting, where we gather for a deliberative dialogue to clarify our community’s priorities for policy and advocacy.

Meet & Greets with Funders, where you can converse directly with grant makers

“Open Space” discussions, both structured and unstructured, on the hot topics that you are eager to discuss with your peers

Tours of Boston’s most exciting media and arts organizations and landmarks by bus, foot, bike and even by boat!

• Youth media & arts tour
• Walking tours of public art in downtown Boston and on MIT’s campus
• Bike tour of artist live/work spaces and studio visits
• Tour WGBH, the preeminent public TV station, and its new “green” facility
• African American Heritage Trail tour
• Boat tour of Boston Harbor

• Opening Night Reception at the MIT Museum featuring Connections exhibit
• Boston Film & Television Industry welcomes NAMAC event on the waterfront at the Intercontinental Boston
• Closing Night Party at Artists for Humanity – cool youth arts organization in Boston’s greenest building

* Discount Rates, Student Rates and Day Rates available.

We’ve secured funding from the NEA to offer stipends to offset costs for NAMAC members to travel to Boston for Commonwealth. Support can be used only for travel costs or hotel support for the Park Plaza Hotel.

To apply for funding, please visit to download a brief application. Eighty travel stipends up to $250 each will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to organizations with budgets under $500,000. Limit of one stipend per organization; available to NAMAC members only.


One response to “NAMAC Conference is coming soon!

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