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What Does a ‘Film’ Look Like on Snapchat? POV and NowThis Are the First to Bring Independent Films to Snapchat Discover


“The…PBS documentary series POV, which has been merging online technology and nonfiction storytelling since the early 1990s, has produced two short films for distribution on Snapchat Discover, in partnership with the short-form digital content creator NowThis… This is the first time that documentary films will appear in Snapchat Discover. POV’s Snapchat Films series launches with the Snapchat-native films “We’ll Still Be Here” (Sunday, Oct. 23), about dominoes players keeping their beloved game alive while a neighborhood changes around them, by Lizzie Jacobs; and “The Way It Should Be” (Sunday, Oct. 30), a story of love and friendship as lived and told by queer women of color, by Terence Nance and Chanelle Aponte Pearson. The films will each be available exclusively on the NowThis channel in Snapchat’s Discover section for a 24-hour window. Viewers must download the Snapchat app from Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store to view the films.” NYSCA supports POV through our Electronic Media & Film Program.

ICE’s Founder, Claire Chase, Will Relinquish Leadership Role

New York Times

Flutist, MacArthur Award winner, and International Contemporary Ensemble Founder will step down as co-artistic director of the ensemble. “The ensemble has performed hundreds of new works, staking a strong claim as the nation’s pre-eminent new-music group in the process. Its annual budget has grown from $603 — her holiday catering tips underwrote that first year — to north of $2 million…And ICE now moves seamlessly among small nightclubs, schools and some of the nation’s premier stages, performing at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, at the Ojai Music Festival in California and, on Nov. 1, at Carnegie Hall.” Chase will devote more time to her solo career. ICE is distinctive in its status as a collective – the players share administrative duties – and its focus on new music. NYSCA supports ICE through our Music Program.

North Shore Symphony Orchestra Announces New Season, New Music Director & New Horizons Competition


“Under the direction of their new music director, Vlad Vizireanu, North Shore Symphony Orchestra will launch their 56th season with Verdi’s Overture to Nabucco, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 (with NSSO Artist-in-Residence Anton Polezhayev), and Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Op 36… The 2016-17 season will also include performances on March 11, May 6, and June 3, when the orchestra will perform with the winner of the NSSO Young Artist Competition and will perform the work of the winner of the inaugural New Horizons Composer Competition. The New Horizons Composer Competition has been established to recognize rising metropolitan New York area composers between the ages of 18 and 30. Applicants to the competition must be resident of Nassau County, Suffolk County, or the 5 Boroughs of New York, or studying at an institution within these areas.” NSSO concerts are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council, Inc.

Gustafer Yellowgold Performs at the Roxbury Arts Center

Watershed Post

Grammy-nominated children’s artist Gustafer Yellowgold will appear at the Roxbury Arts Center Nov. 12 in a multi-media performance of live music, colored-pencil animations and storytelling. “The show has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. Gustafer has appeared off-Broadway in his own productions of Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Sensation and Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock. Gustafer the character is a friendly creature that came to Earth from the sun and is living out an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods.” NYSCA funds the Roxbury Arts Group through our State & Local Partnership Program.

43rd ‘On My Own Time’ Exhibition Celebrates Creativity in the Workplace


“CNY Arts’ celebrated employee creativity with the opening of the 43rd On My Own Time grand finale exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art in Downtown Syracuse on Saturday, October 8th. 79 pieces of original artwork created by artists from 16 central New York businesses were chosen for the exhibition that is now on display at the Everson Museum of Art through November 11…Participating employers for 2016 included Boxcar Press, City of Syracuse, Community Folk Art Center, County of Onondaga, Entergy – James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, L. & J. G. Stickley, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Northland Communications, O’Brien & Gere|OBG, Onondaga Community College, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse City School District, Syracuse University, TCGPlayer, United Radio, and Upstate Medical University.” NYSCA supports CNY Arts through our State & Local Partnership Program.

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