This week’s show is all about making YOU some money! Well, howabout, all about you having a career in the arts. Or a creative career in another field. Especially here on the West Central Coast of Florida.
Next Monday night there is a networking event for people to learn about opportunities in the arts. It will be a great way to not only meet employers, but here from a panel about how they succeeded, and ways that you can get closer to your dreams. WMNF’s General Manager Craig Kopp, SPC/MIRA (and awesome WMNF volunteer) Rosaria Pipitone, who originated the idea, and Steve Swenson of HSN, who is a composer, musician, producer and arranger, gave great conversation about making a living with your creativity. You can listen back on the Listen on Demand tab —>
Starving Working Artist event brings a bunch of people together to talk about this.
11/19/15 at HCC-Dale Mabry: a conversation in conjunction with the exhibition by Ameena Khan, Loud Print. Behind the Veil: A Dialogue on Issues Concerning Contemporary Islamic Women should be interesting.
Here is a really cool website, that is expanding and using the open content movement to explore art in museums and other institutions.
Lots of Bossa Nova on Art in Your Ear this week. It seems to go well with driving over bridges, gazing out of windows, and leaning on someone who is careful with your heart. Here is a bunch~
Last Friday (11/6/15) we had the arts couple of the year, Eugenie Bondurant and Paul Wilborn, in the studio for a bunch of reasons. We talked a lot about Eugenie’s turn as Tigris in the new Hunger Games Mockingjay 2 movie, and the mechanics of filming, makeup, and the Hollywood blockbuster machine. Her character has a pivotal role near the end of the movie, and Eugenie had to sit in makeup for 6 hours (!) getting ready, and then after filming each day, sit for 2 more hours to get everything removed. It was interesting hearing how fame, albeit not insane fame but fame nonetheless, starts to impact lives. You can listen back to the interview on the player over to the right—>
Paul and Eugenie meanwhile have a cabaret act this weekend at American Stage, Afterhours Cabaret-Skylark. They also are two of the creators of the Radio Theater project, originated at WMNF, especially the Noel Berlin, Cabaret Detective Part. The next Radio Theater (at Studio @ 620) is on Monday, November 23. That is the night after the St. Petersburg Premiere of Mockingjay 2 at the Muvico Sundial. Paul also runs the Palladium, where we have Richard Wolff coming for WMNF on Tuesday 11/10. Eugenie is a teacher at the Patel Conservatory and in St. Pete.
and now a word from your Arts Maven:
Don’t you want a little more $$$ to make your art, what ever your art is????
Hillsborough Arts Council Announces $40,000 Grant Program for Local Artists in 2016
Accepting grant applications now through Jan. 22 from artists of all disciplines. Hillsborough artists may apply for up to $3000 to fund projects.
It will begin accepting applications now through January 22, 2016 for the grants. The program funds up to $3000 for specific projects such as equipment, materials, workshops and other expenses that will further the artist’s career.
Who Can Apply
Applications for grants will be considered from experienced artists in the theatre, visual, dance, music, literary, media and folk art disciplines who have been a Hillsborough County resident since January 2014. Artists can show accomplishment in their careers in a variety of ways such as work samples, resumes, awards or education.
The new application is easy. Artists answer two questions – what do you intend to do and how will it help your career; include their resume and list of accomplishments; outline the anticipated expenses; and provide work samples. A panel of art professionals review all of the applications and funding decisions are announced in late February. The grant period begins March 1, 2016.
Artists interested in applying should visit the Hillsborough Art Council’s website for details on eligibility, requirements and applications or call (813) 276-8250. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 22, 2015.
This year’s individual artist grant program is made possible thanks to funds from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and contributions received at October’s FIVE by FIVE art event presented by the Arts Council.
And yet another nice thing happened during the fund drive, courtesy of Creative Loafing:
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