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Main Source of Funding/Need Nonprofit Status? 1 S. Benoit I'm sure you will get other replies but yes, grants are the source of much of the funding which eventually gets funneled to independents. You don't need non profit status yourself as an independent, but increasingly, independents have either started or joined non-profits to try to eke out a more reliable source of funding than just hoping someone else will get a grant and hire them. Non profit funding is (usually) a mix of grants, fees for services, individual contributions, and in some cases, sales.  One of the issues for independent folklorists in the last few years,  has been the drop in both state and federal funding for folk arts (and for everything else)(and Amber Ridington may chime in on the situation in Canada) - so it's wise to have a portfolio of skills and experience in several areas. I've been hired in particular because of my training and experience as a classroom teacher and in creating curriculum and lesson plans. Others are being hired because of their expertise in video/audio documentation- would be great to hear from other indies on what has helped them get work.  The other thing you need to do is network! Go to AFS if you can, go to regional retreats, get to know the folklorists in the area you want to work in- and make sure they know about your skills. Try to get an internship or consider volunteering for a short time .  Hope this helpsSue Eleuterio
by S. Eleuterio
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Independent travel stipend to AFS deadline Feb. 22 0 S. Eleuterio Call for Applications 2013 Travel Stipend for Independent Folklorists   The Independent Folklorists’ Section of the American Folklore Society announces the availability of a travel stipend of $1000 to attend the 2013 AFS meeting in Providence, RI. The award will support travel costs (transportation, meeting registration, lodging and/or per diem expenses) for a member of the AFS Independent Folklorists' Section involved in public folklore to attend the annual meeting and to present their work. Support for the award is provided by the Public Programs Section and the Independent Folklorists’ Section.   The stipend will be awarded to a member of the Independent Folklorists’ Section who plans to submit a proposal to the upcoming annual AFS meeting program committee, and who demonstrates an interest in, and contribution to, the field of public folklore.   The deadline for submission is via e-mail by midnight, February 22, 2013. The deadline has been set prior to the  AFS presentation proposal deadline (March 31) so that awardees will know that they have travel funds before submitting their proposal to AFS.   The award is contingent on the applicant's proposal being accepted for participation in the AFS meeting. The recipient will be announced to the Public and Independent Section members after AFS proposal reviews are complete, usually by June 1st.     Eligibility:   To qualify for the award applicants must meet the following criteria:   ·       Be a member of the AFS Independent Folklorists’ Section, but not necessarily an AFS member.   ·       Live at least 100 miles from the meeting location.   ·       Be a member who earns a significant portion of her/his income from independent consulting work.   ·       Plan to attend the annual AFS meeting for at least two full days as well as the business meetings of the Public Programs and the Independent Folklorists’ Sections (where they will be acknowledged and may be asked to briefly describe their participation).   ·       Be willing to submit a brief written report of his or her participation in the AFS meeting to the Public Programs and Independent Folklorists' sections not more than 30 days after the conclusion of AFS.    ·       Not have received the award in the past two years.   ·       Be willing to serve on the selection committee the year following their award and then chair the committee the next year.     How To  Apply:   Please submit the following materials in an email attachment by midnight, February 22, 2013 to this year’s Selection Committee Chair, Laura Marcus Green, at lauraruth@earthlink.net:   ·       A letter of application (not to exceed three pages) with a narrative describing: o   How you will participate in the annual American Folklore Society meeting (paper session, poster session, panel, forum, workshop, or other event). o   Your work as an independent folklorist and your experience and interest in public folklore; o   The approximate proportion of your income that is derived from independent consulting work; o   The impact receiving the Independent Folklorists’ Travel Stipend will have on your ability to attend AFS 2013; o   How you hope to benefit from attending the meeting and what contribution your presence at the meeting will make to the field; o   Budget Estimate: Please estimate the travel expenses you expect to incur (Include airfare or other transportation costs, lodging and meal expenses, and meeting registration fees). It is understood that the $1000 Stipend will probably not cover all expenses. ·       A current resume.   Review Criteria: Applications are reviewed by the stipend selection committee, which is composed of a representative from the Public Programs Section and recent recipients of the travel award from the Independent Folklorists' Section, according to the following criteria:   ·       The quality and significance of the applicant’s work, as based on the narrative, abstract proposal and résumé.   ·       The extent to which the applicant’s attendance at the AFS meetings will benefit both the applicant and the field, especially in the area of public folklore.   ·       The feasibility of the budget and the applicant’s demonstrated need of the stipend in order to attend the meeting.   The award recipient will be notified by early March of the committee’s decision. If you have questions about the Independent Folklorists' Travel Stipend contact 2013 Selection Committee Chair Laura Marcus Green, at lauraruth@earthlink.net     The Independent Folklorists' Section gratefully acknowledges support from the AFS Public Programs Section to facilitate participation in the annual meeting by an independent folklorist.  
by S. Eleuterio
Saturday, February 02, 2013
AFS Occupy panels 1 J. Bealle Hi John,I forwarded your post to the private IndiFolk forum too, in case members are signed up for that, but not the open forum.here is the link to that post:  http://www.afsnet.org/members/forums/posts.asp?topic=373863&group=68549Sounds like a great idea for a panel!  Good luck with it.Amber'J. Bealle said:I am curious if there are any Occupy panels forming for AFS this year?  I would like to be in touch with others involved in this.  Please contact me offlist if you can help.  Thanks - John Bealle  jbealle@spsp.net
by A. Ridington
Monday, February 27, 2012
7 free office tools to save Non-profits money 0 A. Ridington Article shared from Mashable.com via a recent Publore post.
by A. Ridington
Friday, December 16, 2011
NEA Application Guidelines - Dec, 2011 0 A. Ridington Forwarded from Publore------------------------------Date:    Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:50:00 +0000From:    Barry Bergey <bergeyb@ARTS.GOV>Subject: NEA Application GuidelinesColleagues:I have been getting some calls from folks who are planning for the coming r=ound of NEA application deadlines.  The NEA guidelines for the coming fisca=l year (2013), will most likely be posted at the end of this month or early=in January.  We will again have deadlines in March and August for the majo=r funding category - Art Works.  There is one change that will affect organ=izations across all disciplines.  There will no longer be consortium applic=ations, meaning that organizations will have one opportunity to apply on th=eir own behalf.  This is a result of the anticipated reduced resources avai=lable to the agency for the support of projects.  Applicants who traditiona=lly have sent in an application on their own and one as part of a consortiu=m may be able to bundle their request into a single multi-faceted project.Barry BergeyDirector, Folk & Traditional ArtsNational Endowment for the Arts202/682-5726bergeyb@arts.gov<mailto:bergeyb@arts.gov>
by A. Ridington
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Occupy and vernacular tradition 0 A. Ridington FINDING VERNACULAR TRADITION IN THE OCCUPY MOVEMENTThis article by Doug Ward in the Vancouver Sun back in on October 18th, 2011, shows the customs and traditions being used in the occupy movements.  I am sure they will develop more as the movement(s) evolve.The human microphone has been both celebrated as a way to make sure all voices and perspectives are heard.  It has also been criticized for incorrectly relaying messages, and creating confusion, much like the game of "broken telephone”. 
by A. Ridington
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Job Opening - Public Folklorist/Research Assistant Professor, WKU 0 A. Ridington Job Opening - Public Folklorist/Research Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky UnviersityThis is a rare position combining public folklore experience and academic skills.
by A. Ridington
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" Call for Workshops, Present 0 A. Ridington Forwarded MessageFrom: ArtConferences 2012 [mailto:artslaboratory@gmail.com] Sent: December 9, 2011 10:21 AMTo: folkloreSubject: Call for Proposals - Theatre Between Tradition & ContemporaneityConference in Austria 2012: Call for Workshops, Presentations, Lectures, PapersDear ColleaguesIt is our pleasure to invite you to take part in the International Conference "Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"December 17 - 21, 2012 at Retzhof Castle - Retzhof Educational Institute in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria!"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is the professional conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts.The conference is open to different art genres, techniques and forms -theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art.The conference is open to performers, performing arts educators,teachers, artists, playwrights, theatre critics, journalists, theatreresearchers and arts managers from all over the world interested inthe research of traditional methods as applied to contemporaryperforming arts work. This meeting is an opportunity to meet potentialcollaborators from different countries!The working language is ENGLISH.VENUEThe conference will take place in the "Green Heart" of Austria, StyriaRegion in Leitring bei Leibnitz, the beautiful town located about30min drive from Graz Thalerhof Airport, 2.5h from Vienna, 40min fromGraz, and just 20min from the Slovenian border. The programme willtake place in the 15th century historic castle of in the landscape ofnatural beauty.The organizers help the conference guests to organize accommodationand meals in Leitring bei Leibnitz.REGISTRATIONYou are welcome to take part in the conferenceas a Speaker, Presenter, Participant, Observer!REGISTRATION FOR PRESENTERS AND SPEAKERS:The conference is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performingarts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods andtechniques. The programme is forming quickly, the number of slots islimited. The program forms on a competitive basis.PRESENTATION FORMATS: practical workshop/master class, work inprogress, performance fragment not requiring special technicalconditions, reading/lecture, other way of demonstration offered bySpeaker/Presenter can be considered.SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:The presentation proposal should be sent to iugte.projects@gmail.comand should include the following documents:• Letter of motivation stating the conference title and datesdescribing the purpose of application - at least in one sentence• Detailed CV• Brief biography - max 100 words• Title and format of presentation• Brief overview of presentation - max 250 words• Head shot and additional photo materialsAll documents of a presentation proposal should be sent in one emailas attachments: text documents should be sent in Word format, photomaterials should be sent in JPG format.Registration fee for Presenters/Speakers:450 EUR if payment is made before December 16th, 2011 (550 EUR if payment is made after December 16th, 2011).The fee covers the Speaker's/Presenter's registration feeand participation in all events of the conference programme:practical workshops, presentations, performance fragments, lectures.Conference web page:http://www.iugte.com/projects/theatretraditionPhoto gallery of the past events:http://www.iugte.com/photoSpeakers/Presenters of the past conferences:http://www.iugte.com/documents/archivesWe appreciate in advance if you could spread the word among yourcolleagues. Thank you very much, and have a great creative work inyour field!Please feel free to contact me for questions you may have about the conference.Yours truly,Alex WellerProject CoordinatorIUGTEwww.iugte.com
by A. Ridington
Friday, December 09, 2011
Job opening at StoryCorps 0 A. Ridington Coordinator, Recording & Archive StoryCorps (Brooklyn NY)
by A. Ridington
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Wondering what you're worth? Facts on not-for-profit compensation 0 A. Ridington I'm wondering how this compares to not-for-profit wages and credentials in the US?  Here are Canadian not-for-profit organization wage statistics forwarded from the Canadian Society of Association Executives via the BC Museums Association.Amber------- Forwarded message follows -------From:                         "CSAE" <csae@csae.com>Date sent:                  Fri, 18 Nov 2011 09:46:07 -0700Subject:  Wondering what you're worth? Get the facts on compensation2011/2012 Association Executive Compensation and Benefits ReportHere's a finding you can take to the bank: the more education you have the more money you're likely to earn. And while that may come as no surprise, you need more than guesswork when negotiating salary or deciding on your next professional development investment. This year's research report, which showcases the benefits and compensation of 1,751 not-for-profit executives (at four levels, described below) in 605 organizations, offers the hard facts association professionals and their Boards need to address critical salary and benefit issues.Who Is Included in the CSAE Compensation Report?This research report looks at 4 categories of employees across the not-for- profit sector, further sub-dividing the results into 4 organization types: trade/industry, professional, charity and other common-interest not-for profits.           - A-level  represents the single, most senior full-time salaried executive who reports directly to the Board.- B-level are the executives who reports to "A," such as a Vice President, Assistant Executive Director, Assistant General Manager- C-level are the full-time are the senior directors or managers responsible for a particular area reporting to either "A" or "B"- D-level are managers who report to either "A." "B" or "C" who typically follow policies and budgets established by "A." "B" or "C."     Monetary Impact of Education - Just What Is a Degree Worth to You?  Here's just one example of the kind of hard data this report offers.A-level executive salaries increase by approximately $20,000 between each degree level. That's roughly $10,000 per year of post-secondary education. B-level executives achieve an even greater boost in monetary compensation upon completion of a master's degree. In fact, their increase equates to an amazing 45 per cent over the compensation received with a bachelor's degree.           Table  29: Monetary Compensation by Level of Education**Cells with asterisks indicate a sample size of fewer than 5 observations. These data are not included since the averages cannot be assumed to be representative of the population, as well as to ensure confidentiality of the respondents.Consider This: Academic Degrees Aren't the Only Route to Higher PayNot-for-profit executives who have attained the CAE designation earn more - and often substantially more - than their counterparts without it. In other words, the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation is not only a wise long-term career investment, but also one that pays annual dividends. As the table below shows, B-level executives enjoy a sizeable 30 per cent increase in monetary compensation over their peers without the designation.    Table 41: Compensation by CAE DesignationYou can't afford to miss this report! Just $259 +GST            How to Order:                - Online: Choose the PRINT edition or PDF edition                - Telephone: 416-363-3555 or 1-800-461-3608 ext. 225                - Email:  melis@csae.com  Canadian Society of Association Executives10 King St East, Suite 1100, Toronto, ON M5C 1C3www.csae.comtelephone: 416.363.3555 x225toll-free:  800.461.3608 x225fax: 416.363.3630
by A. Ridington
Wednesday, December 07, 2011


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