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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture is pleased to announce that we will be holding a blog salon,Networking Artists: Rethinking Artist Services in the 21st Century from May 23rd - May 27th. 

New media technologies have dramatically changed the way artists connect, produce and share their work. Social networking platforms and video hosting websites like YouTube have made it easier than ever for artists to build relationships and exhibit work across global networks. The many opportunities that come with this new digital economy based on sharing free work present new challenges for artists and the organizations that serve them. How can artists get paid their work? With the abundance of free content, how do artists connect with each other and engage with audiences? What role do organizations play as networkers, curators and advocates?

For one week, artists and arts leaders will dialogue about artist services as it's being practiced today. Each leader has invited artists who work with their organization to join the salon. We are hoping to create a dynamic conversation that will start at and echo throughout the media arts community.

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Artist Services Leaders
Alex Curtis, Director, Public Knowledge’s Creator’s Freedom Project
Kemi Ilesanmi, Director of Grants and Services, Creative Capital
Ingrid Kopp, Director, Shooting People, US
Jennifer Lange, Curator of Film/Video Studio Program, Wexner Center for the Arts
Fidelma McGinn, Executive Director, Artist Trust
Adam Natale, Director of Partnerships and Business Development, Fractured Atlas
Brian Poyser, Director of Artist Services, Austin Film Society
Roddy Schrock, Associate Director: Creative Residencies, Eyebeam
Michele Turnure-Salleo, Director of Filmmaker Services, San Francisco Film Society
We encourage you to use our comments section as a way of continuing the conversation. Join us!

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