Sundance Institute Names 2021 Momentum Fellows

New Collaboration with NBCUniversal to Support Underrepresented Filmmakers in Building Sustainable Careers Sundance Institute announced the third class of the Momentum Fellowship, a full-year program of deep, customized creative and professional support for mid-career writers and directors from underrepresented communities who are poised to take the next step in their careers in fiction and documentary…

Naked Lover In A Coma

By Colin James Ethereal influences are our decor. Choosing these knee high tables has us feigning cross-leggedness on the floor. For me to roll in your direction requires a yogi’s dexterity I do not possess, so rapture still defies me unwillingly. The shapes that pass our nervous windows are asking too much when they try…

NEA Big Read Grant Opportunity

Guidelines Now Available The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with Arts Midwest, announced that guidelines are now available for nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant to hold an NEA Big Read project between September 2021 and June 2022. Since 2006, more than 1,600 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read programs…

Sundance Institute 2020 Vanguard Award to Honor Radha Blank: Director, Writer, Actor of The Forty-Year-Old Version

Blank, ‘19 Vanguard Awardee Lulu Wang in conversation on Sundance Collab on December 2, 2020 The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today that Radha Blank will be honored with the 2020 Vanguard Award presented by Acura, given annually to an artist whose work highlights the art of storytelling and creative independence. The award honors the artistic…

Showered Schmooze Set

By Stephan Pisko When I think of “mission” I’m thinking a godspell gadget with a hanging cross suspended gaping it’s neck who says you have a so called: “mission” in the first place? Your mind perhaps? Sounds like someone has a violent streak instigating a call for “kill the mission?” Ultimately this is a mind…

The Scent Of Autumn

By Jannie Vaught The leaves are falling. Just the other day there was a warm breeze and with it, the leaves began to tumble to the earth. There is a scent to Autumn and for this gardener, it is the drying of the leaves and the sound of them as I walk across the yard…

Graywolf Press Seeks To Increase Access To Publishing By Offering A Paid, Ten-Month Citizen Literary Fellowship

The Citizen Literary Fellowship is a paid, comprehensive ten-month fellowship designed to support a person who is interested in learning more about the publishing industry through an introductory, hands-on experience. Through substantial project-based work in the editorial and marketing/publicity departments, the fellow will gain a broad base in publishing and be prepared to launch or…

New Creative Gears in the Gallery

By Stephan Pisko Human beings’ know perceptually what they like to see and what they do not like to see the ‘idea of art’ really doesn’t come into question for it is far more perceptually straightforward all the gallery does is program and condition the ‘conceptual idea’ that ‘this is art (or) that is art’…

The Core Of Gardening

By Jannie Vaught I would like to begin this week’s column by sharing a quote. ” When you have hope in the future you have power in the present.” John C. Maxwell American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books on leadership. This is at the core of Farming, ‘gardening, small or large…

KDMG, Inc. Brings Empowering Classic “The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer” To Audiences Everywhere

KDMG, Inc. Acquires the Expertly Reimagined Literary Classic “The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer” For North American VOD/Digital Debut in November KDMG (Kaczmarek Digital Media Group, Inc.) has acquired EB Studios, That’s Hollywood, Her Pictures feature film in partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts, an illuminatingly reimagined literary classic “The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer”…