My name is Cristal Duhaime and I recently became the audio editor for a literary website based in Montreal called Carte Blanche. It's an online magazine published twice a year, in association with the Quebec Writers' Federation.
In the past, we've put up exciting storytelling work in traditional categories such as fiction, non-fiction and poetry writing; we're now looking to expand those categories to include sound. The deadline to submit audio "stories" for the spring issue is coming up soon on March 15th. The term "story" is used loosely; audio submissions can include soundscape, documentary, spoken word, author readings, comedy, experimental, etc. Audio pieces do not need to contain words (although they can!) but they should have a narrative progression, i.e. a beginning, middle, and end. Any additional details can be found here:
I thought this might be something of interest to your members so if you could help spread the word in any way, it would be much appreciated. We can offer only a small honorarium to those whose works we decide to publish but the site does get quite a bit of exposure so the experience might prove rewarding for audio producers in other ways.
As a radio producer and audiophile myself, (I currently work on CBC Radio's Wiretap) I'm quite familiar with the art and impact of storytelling through sound so I'm quite excited to open up the audio category to the site's followers.
Please get in touch with any questions you might have.
EMPAC, one of my favorite orgs in the Capital Region, has announced deadlines for their 2012 artist-in-residency programs. Includes residencies in Audio/Video production. First deadline is Jan 17. Go for it! (And call me when you get here 🙂
Another group with great resources you might want to follow. I'll only forward this newsletter occasionally.
Some highlights from the latest New America Media newsletter. Some great opportunities in here. I only pass on the newsletter once in awhile so sign up to receive it yourself if you like it. (FYI, FC is not associated with NAM, I just find them really useful!)
The deadline to apply for the MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellowship, offered by New America Media (NAM) and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), has been extended to Tuesday, Aug. 10
NAM urges ethnic media to apply for this opportunity to cover the critical and under-covered issues of aging.
The fellowship includes an expenses-paid trip to New Orleans for GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting, plus a $1,500 stipend for each of the 14 journalism fellows – half from ethnic media and half from the media covering aging. Fellows will write at least one brief article or blog based on any aspect of this huge conference and also propose and write a longer-term, in-depth project on any topic in aging.
See the call for proposals at www.geron.org/journalistfellows.
Kulinarya: A Filipino Culinary Showdown is being held in San Francisco. The grand prize winner in both the professional and amateur categories will receive a round trip ticket to the Philippines and a tour to Philippines culinary destinations, gift certificates and other prizes. Submit your short bio-data/credentials and recipe of their entry dish no later than August 10, 2010. Semi Finals will be held August 15, 2010 and the finals will be October 24, 2010 in celebration of the Filipino-American History Month.
And tune in to NAM's upcoming series: New America Now On Assignment: Philippines. Anchor Odette Keeley takes you on a culinary travelogue via the Philippine Department of Tourism's "Kulinarya [Culinary] Food Trips" also sponsored by Philippine Airlines and the Phil. Tourism Office-Philippine Consulate General-San Francisco
Travel stipends available for a two day training on health reporting in New Orleans, LA on August 11 -13, 2010. The training will enable journalists to interact, learn from one another, and share strategies for reporting on health care and health disparities. Contact: Sherice Perry, email@example.com, 202-628-3030. For more information, click here.
Don't miss a special 5-day IRE boot camp, August 16-20, 2010, hosted by San Diego State University and The Watchdog Institute. Learn how to use spreadsheets and databases to analyze data, plus how to download data, how to convert it from text, where to look for it on the Web, and more. Contact: Stephanie Sinn, firstname.lastname@example.org
25 spaces in a free workshop on the coverage of Urban Education as initiative to prioritize urban education reporting, September 29 to October. 2, at the Columbia Journalism School in New York as part of the New York Times Institute Fellowship on Education Reporting. Contact: Arlene Morgan, email@example.com DEADLINE: September 3, 2010
The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism provide California journalists with an opportunity to gain insights into community health issues and to learn multimedia reporting skills during two four-day sessions in Los Angeles October 21-24, 2010 and January 20-23, 2011. All-expenses-paid fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers. Click here to register. DEADLINE: September 2, 2010.
The Rory Peck Awards, honoring the work of professional freelance cameramen and women is calling for entries for 2010. The competition is free to enter. Entries must have had their first broadcast between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010. DEADLINE: September 6, 2010.
GRANTS AVAILABLE! The Fund for Investigative Journalism seeks grant proposals from journalists investigating issues in their states and local communities, and working on investigative stories for ethnic media. The program for local, regional, and ethnic media is funded by a $100,000 grant from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. Contact: Sandy Bergo, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-481-1218. DEADLINE: September 8, 2010
Visual Communications seeks to cultivate a new generation of Asian Pacific American. The Armed with a Camerica Fellowship will award up to ten fellows $500 to complete a five-minute digital video, within a five-month span of time. Contact: Kennedy Kabasares, email@example.com DEADLINE: October 1, 2010 5PM PST
Call For Submissions for an anthology on women of color's self/body image as shaped by family, friends, media, society etc. Click here for more information. DEADLINE: October 15, 2010
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts are calling for submissions that are reflections, critiques, and analysis on how the way we think about race, religion, etc has been change by 9/11. More information here. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org DEADLINE: October 15, 2010.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is offering a $25,000 stipend and half the tution for graduate study in the US for applicants 30 and younger who are either a resident alien, someone who has been naturalized as a US citizen, or the child of a US naturalized parent. DEADLINE: Novemeber 1, 2010
This isn’t cheap, but they do some very cool work. Grants may be available to attend. Details below.
New York City
November 15-19, 2010
We’ve completed our first 2010 summer intensive focusing on “earth” with high marks from attendees, from “a remarkable opportunity to return to the wellspring of the craft” to “I found the Q&A with Amy O’Leary super valuable for thinking about the future of audio journalism and journalism in general.”
Grab one of 10 available slots for our second week-long immersion – this time the focus is on “sky.” It’s a unique way to treat yourself to a deep dive into unconventional approaches to assembling sound and telling story. The cost is $650. AIR members who are accepted are eligible for a stipend to help underwrite the cost of the intensive and travel to NYC.
Producers benefit from intensely individualized attention from renowned sound artists-teachers, NYC-based composers and performers Michael Schumacher, Hans Tammen (Harvestworks) and Brenda Hutchinson (AIR), plus New York Times new media editor Amy O’Leary.
> THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30. <<
Learn more, and – most importantly – apply now: http://www.airmedia.org/PageInfo.php?CatID=5&PageID=562
To listen to previous work and to hear interviews from past Sounds Elemental participants, visit: http://www.airmedia.org/AIRblast/audio/AIRmuse_May09.mp3
Once again, I don't usually post unpaid gigs, but this is a great up-and-coming show and I learned a whole lot doing internships/transcription in between paid jobs when I was starting out. Give it a look. -Mia
VERY long list of international travel opportunities for journalists through the Earth Institute. NOTE: Journalists must pay their own way, but they do want to support coverage of their research. Check it out. Or click here if you want the pdf version from their website.
MAY 20, 2010
Upcoming Scientific Travel Opportunities for Journalists
Journalists are encouraged to cover expeditions by Earth Institute researchers, who work on every continent and ocean. Here are upcoming trips of potential interest, in rough chronological order (some dates approximate). Work in the New York City/Hudson Valley region is in a separate section below. Journalists may accompany scientists on a case-by-case basis; news organizations must pay for travel to sites.
Unless otherwise stated, projects originate with our Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory <http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/>. For those wishing to follow remotely, many teams post blogs on our State of the Planet pages <http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/> .
Go to our Media Advisory page: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2637, where updates also are posted.
More info: Kevin Krajick email@example.com 212-854-9729.
Kim Martineau, firstname.lastname@example.org 845-365-8708.
KALW's Martina Castro is planning a very cool event on June 5 for the Mission Arts and Performance Project and she needs your stories. Details follow. -Mia
What is MAPP?
If by chance you don't know about MAPP, it's a bi-monthly event on a Saturday evening when performances are organized around the Mission District, so that people can walk to and from local spaces — cafes, restaurants, people's homes — and get to see local artists perform and hopefully get to join in. The spirit of MAPP is for things to be informal and inviting to the community and for people who partake — an act of "cultural activism," if you will.
What's special about this event?
For her first event in MAPP, Martina wanted to create a celebration of storytelling in all of its forms and mediums, bringing radio producers, print journalists, photographers, alongside musicians and traditionally recognized artists to share in the art of what we ALL do — tell good stories.
If you're a journalist, the idea is to bring one of your best audio or print stories, condense it to five or ten minutes (or less, if its super short, those are good too!) and either read it aloud or play it for the audience. The important thing would be to look for a way to create a live element to the story, perhaps you can cut out the tracks and read them aloud to a recording of your actualities…or think of an instrument that would sound good as a soundtrack and we can pair you up with a musician…feel free to be creative. 🙂
For musicians/singers/visual artists the idea would be to bring a work that comes with some storyline that you can share. If you are an instrumentalist and want to participate, we can pair you up with someone who will be reading a story so you can provide live soundtrack.
Martina needs to hear from you by Sunday May 23rd if you are interested in participating.
Please pass this on to anyone you think would be interested, and if you cant make it or don't want to this time around, there are many other ways to help out!
We are currently looking to borrow or rent the following materials:
— microphone stand
— big seat cushions that can be used outdoors
— blankets that can be used outdoors
— folding chairs
— Christmas lights
Feeling creative? Opportunity for a sound/video art installation in NYC. Details below.
Composers, sound artists, and other qualified individuals are invited to submit proposals for working residencies utilizing Diapason's multi-channel sound environment.
Description of the space:
Diapason consists of two rooms:
The “gallery” contains a powerful 8 channel sound system with a subwoofer and is designed for focused listening. The floor is carpeted and there are pillows available as well as some seating (cushioned benches, folding chairs).
The “lounge” contains a 12 channel sound system, as well as a 4 channel PA system. It is set up in an informal way, with benches, chairs, carpets, etc. ranged around the space.
The multi-channel sound systems are connected to MOTU 896 (gallery) and 828 (lounge) audio interfaces. Resident artists are expected to bring a laptop with the necessary drivers.
There are 2 sets of track lights in each room. The number and position of the individual lights can be adjusted.
For artists working with video, there are projection options.
It is possible to use the walls for displaying objects, but this must be approved by the gallery.
Submissions to participate are due by Friday, July 1, 2010.
All submissions and contact will be by email.
Send an email to email@example.com that includes the following information in the body:
Your contact information (Name, Email Address, Phone Number)
A project description
A brief bio/artist statement
Links to online samples of your works
NOTE: Please do not attach any work-samples or documents. All work samples must be available online, and all information must be submitted in the body of the email.