January 18th, 2008
Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) Announces
2008 Community Media Grantees
MNN Celebrates 15 Years of Grant Program –
Supporting over 100 cultural, media arts, and community non-profit organizations
Contact: Betty Yu, Community Outreach & Media Department
Phone: 212.757.2670 ext. 346
NEW YORK, NY (Jan. 18th) -- Now celebrating its 15th anniversary of grantmaking, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) is pleased to announce that 20 community-based groups will receive $170,000 and hands-on training to support the production of public access television programming.
MNN’s Annual Grant Program enables organizations to increase and expand their media capacity by integrating media-making tools into their organization’s mission while also reaching out to a broader constituency. It also provides hundreds of hours of programming for the channels that reflects the borough’s diversity.
In 2008, twenty organizations representing...
El Museo's Opening: ARTE no es VIDA: ACTIONS BY ARTISTS OF
THE AMERICAS 1960-2000
The new exhibition Arte no es Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas
1960-2000, opens on Thursday, January 31, 6.30 10.00 PM.
We are presenting three
performances: Yes, No, Maybe (2008), Raphael Montañez Ortiz assisted by
Monique Arndt-Ortiz; Lecture Series: 1 On Documentation, (2004-05) Tania
Bruguera; Xifópagas capilares entre nos, (2008) Tunga.
Come early enjoy the theatre presentation and then join us for drinks and
music by DJ EMMA SOUND and DJ DUBTA.
Your El Museo¹s Public Programs Peeps!!!!
Arte no es vida is a groundbreaking survey that presents, for the first
time ever, the vast array of performative actions created by Latino artists
in the United States, as well as artists working in Puerto Rico, the
Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Central and South America, over the last
half century. This exhibition is a challenging presentation that provides
privileged glimpses of ephemeral live actions by both well-known and
little-known artists. Using a rich and lively gathering of film, video,...
SPECIAL MNN PRODUCERS EVENT
On Monday, January 14, at 7pm
All MNN Comunity Producers, Friends and Allies
Come and Find Out What's at Stake!
In September 2008, the franchise agreements between the City of New York, NYC Public Access Centers and the cable companies will expire.
What’s at stake in the upcoming deals? What will be the future of local community voices in the NYC media landscape? What about the digital divide, the consolidation of media ownership and the ongoing threats to Internet freedom?
• Gale Brewer, NYC Councilmember, Chair, City Council’s Technology Committee
• Tony Riddle, Executive Director, Alliance for Community Media
• Jeff Chester, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Digital Democracy
• Dan Coughlin, Executive Director, Manhattan Neighborhood Network
WHERE: Manhattan Neighborhood Network—Open Studio @ 537 West 59th Street, NY...