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Reel Change for Nonprofits

The Jacob Burns Film Center is now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 semester of Reel Change for Nonprofits!

In this course for nonprofit employees, you will learn to use visual content to strengthen your organization’s ability to communicate its message. JBFC faculty member Theresa Dawson will teach you how to make public service announcements (PSAs) and short films an effective part of your advocacy work.

  • Learn to write a script, and then shoot and edit your own project.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Recommended for organizational teams of 2.

Application required. Please download and complete the application, and submit no later than Jan. 13, 2017.

$250/$225 (JBFC members, Film Family level and above)
Nonmembers will be charged a $20 registration fee.

To learn more, register, or apply, visit our website here.  Partial and full scholarships are available.


Deadline 1/26/2017
Contact Name Ann MacDonald
Contact Email registrar@burnsfilmcenter.org
Website https://burnsfilmcenter.org/course/reel-change-for-nonprofits/

For Artists: Workshop: The Interview Tool for Grant Proposals, Exhibition Catalogues, Artist Statements and Public Presentations

Presented by Wendy Richmond and Susan Hodara

You are a visual artist, but you must use words to support your work—whether for a grant proposal, an exhibition catalogue, an artist statement, or a public presentation. In this two-day intensive workshop, students will interview each other (using the instructors’ guided exercises) to develop language that accurately and compellingly describes their photographic work. Students should bring three of their photographs and a notebook. Wendy Richmond is a multimedia visual artist, writer, and educator. She has had an ongoing column in Communication Arts magazine since 1984; her most recent book is titled, Art Without Compromise*. Susan Hodara is a writer/journalist/teacher who has written more than 350 articles about artists and the arts for The New York Times and other publications.

International Center of Photography (NYC)
1114 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY

Dates/Times:  February 25 & 26, 2017, 10:00AM

Tuition: $405.00
Save 15% by enrolling before December 30 with code EB17W15!


Deadline 12/30/2016
Deadline 2 2/24/2017
Contact Name International Center of Photography (NYC
Contact Email susan.hodara@gmail.com
Website http://school.icp.org/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=204&SectionID=1354

Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Music Workshops for All Ages

Dennis Bell, Gold/Platinum Award winning Pianist, Producer, Composer, Conductor, Music Educator and ArtsWestchester’s 2012 Musical Artist Award winner is conducting weekly 1 hour summer and fall private workshops in midi/studio/production/recording technology, advanced contemporary piano techniques, vocal techniques, songwriting/composition and general piano skills. Workshops are held in his White Plains studio and are open to all age groups.

For more information or to make an appointment click here.

More Info about Mr. Bell:

Prolific jazz musician Dennis Bell has spent much of his career merging different cultures and musical genres to enlighten and entertain. A music educator for more than 40 years, White Plains resident, Bell has instructed students in various New York metro area schools. He is an award-winning pianist, songwriter, arranger, producer and conductor. The range of musical artists with whom he has worked encompasses rock, R&B and particularly jazz and includes renowned musicians such as U2, Lenny Kravitz, Celia Cruz, Doug E Fresh and Slick Rick, Dave Valentin, New Voices of Freedom, Lynette Washington, Tom Browne, Billy Preston, Larry Rosen and Dave Grusin among many others.

Bell spent over 30 years teaching music and music technology in the NYC School system, including LaGuardia HS of Music & Art and the Performing Arts in Manhattan (his Alma Mater) and was the long time conductor of the award winning Bronx Borough-Wide JHS Chorus. Bell was an Adjunct Professor of Music & Music Technology at Mercy College in White Plains.

Bell’s compositions for Modern Dance have been performed at Ailey II, River North Dance Chicago, Sacramento Ballet, Steffi Nossen School, Ballet Austin, the 92nd Street Y among many others. He was recently honored with a grant from the American Music Center’s Live Music Dance for a composition “Remembrance” written for String Quartet and Piano which was recently premiered at the Baruch Performing Arts Center by his daughter’s modern dance ensemble Sidra Bell Dance NY. The String Quartet featured players from the Purchase College Music Conservatory’s Graduate School.

The Grammy Committee has recognized Bell many times with pre-nominations for his production work, most recently for his work on the jazz album Kaleidoscope, performed by the accomplished New York jazz singer—and Bell’s sister-in-law—Lynette Washington. He and Washington have performed together at several Westchester venues in Yonkers, Mount Vernon and White Plains.


Is Project Ongoing? yes
Contact Name Dennis Bell
Contact Email dennis@guavajamm.net