Welcome to another edition of Coffee + Creatives Opportunities! Coffee + Creatives is a meetup group based in Downtown Albuquerque. We have an active Facebook Group page where we share all kinds of opportunities and resources. Here are some recent highlights posted by members and organizers, but please do join us on the Facebook group for more.
Both national and New Mexico-centric opportunities are included below. With that in mind, let’s get to it.
Media Coordinator: Indigenous Environmental Network
The Media Coordinator (MC) will create and edit audio and visual content to consistently articulate Indigenous Environmental Network’s message, programs and campaigns; this includes but is not limited to shareable graphics, photos, videos, podcasts and other associated media. This job position will require the employee to work remotely from their home location after a 4-week residency at the IEN national headquarters in Bemidji, MN.
MC Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop content for social media, websites, newsletters and any other relevant distribution channels
- Supervise and develop content for IEN’s mobile radio unit and associated podcast programs
- Support Communications Coordinator in the production of high-quality, informative and interesting press releases, press kits and related materials
- Ensure all messaging/content aligns with key organization strategies
- Brainstorm and collaborate with IEN staff and base members for new ideas and strategies
- Support comms coordinator in developing media activity reports
- Plan, create and oversee the design, conten, and production of promotional and educational materials
- Support the development of strategies for current and existing IEN campaigns and programs
Salary: A minimum annual salary of $55,000 with benefits.
Creative Funding / Opportunities
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recognizes that the nonprofit arts industry is an important sector of America’s economy. New Mexico Arts will award funds to nonprofit arts organizations across the state to help these entities and their employees endure the economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19.
This program will be carried out through one-time grants to eligible nonprofit organizations, units of government, schools, colleges, universities, and Indian tribal government entities with offices in New Mexico.
All applicants must be previous New Mexico award recipients from the past four (4) years (Fiscal Years 2018-2021; see “Applicant Eligibility” in the full guidelines for more information).
Support is limited to any or all of the following:
- Salary support, full or partial, for one or more positions that are critical to an organization’s artistic mission.
- Fees for artists and/or contractual personnel to maintain or expand the period during which such persons would be engaged.
- Facilities costs such as rent and utilities.
Recipients of direct funding from the National Endowment for the Arts from the CARES Act will not be eligible to receive funding from New Mexico Arts.
Recipients of funds from the WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) or in-state sub-grantors (such as the City of Albuquerque) will be eligible to receive funding from New Mexico Arts for distinctly different positions or programs.
Deadline: May 15, 2020 at 5pm Mountain Time
I AM SOUL Playwright Residency Program
Launched in 2012, I AM SOUL is the only program in the country dedicated to Black playwrights whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit and excellence in the theatrical field, with a commitment to production.
Coined as a dream MFA program, this residency also seeks to unleash the soul of a playwright so that they can develop, hone and explore new ways of artistic expression in a safe, supported and transformative environment. With I AM SOUL, National Black Theatre seeks to deepen the artistic relationship between Black theatrical institutions and Black playwrights in order to re-establish Black theatrical institutions as the foremost supporters and producers of new works created by Black playwrights.
The selected playwright will receive:
- A minimum stipend of $5,000
- Administrative support: Access to office space, and printing
- Artistic support: Dramaturgy, in-house readings, two 29-hour workshop, and access to in-house resource library
- A workshop production in the 2021-2022 season for six public performances, and
- Two complimentary tickets to National Black Theatre productions, as well as additional professional development opportunities.
Open to Black playwrights, 21 years of age or older who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. (Students in K-12 educational programs or enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs for playwriting are not eligible.)
Deadline: May 11, 2020 at 11:59pm (presumably Eastern Time)
Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund
Adobe has announced a brand-new $1 million Creative Residency Community Fund. The motto of the Creative Residency program is “Create. Share. Activate. Empower.” The creators selected will be passionate about creating personally fulfilling work, sharing their journeys, and activating fellow creatives to craft the careers they want by empowering them with knowledge. You can choose to apply for one of the following: a paid Adobe project commission or a grant for your own project. The Creative Residency Community Fund is open to creators in all countries. To apply, you must be a creator of visual work, proficient in English and at least 18 years of age (no advanced degree needed).
Deadline: Applications will be considered on a quarterly basis through March 20, 2021, with an initial deadline of June 1, 2020.
TRAIN: Teachers of Remote Arts Instruction Network
Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on the livelihoods of artists, TRAIN is a database that connects interested students of all skill levels with a diverse range of master musicians, craftspeople, and tradition bearers offering online instructional opportunities. TRAIN is a free service offered by the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities, which receives no proceeds from instruction. Our mission is to connect artists directly with students, and all instructional arrangements and financial agreements are made exclusively between instructors and students.