New Meetup: Project: Matchmaking Meetup

From: Julia K.
Sent on: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:00 PM
Hi guys,

So...it's finally happening! The long awaited, much anticipated Project: Matchmaking event is taking place on Saturday, October 16th at NYU's ITP department. A HUGE thanks to all of the organizations who submitted proposals. We were truly blown away by the caliber of projects that came our way, which made it hard to narrow down, and, ultimately, underscored the need for this kind of initiative.

More details about the event are below, but I'd also like to take this opportunity to mention some areas where we could still use some help:

- Spread the word! We are looking for creative talent to donate their time and skills to a variety of projects -- designers, developers, social media strategists, videographers and more. Please send the event announcement on to any people, organizations, listservs, etc. you think may be interested in participating. Here's the link: http://www.meetup.com/Arts-Culture-and-Technology/calendar/14925651/

- Help us find sponsors! We are looking for sponsors big and small to help finance this event. It's a great opportunity for companies to speak to an audience that lives at the intersection of art and technology and promote continued technological advancement in the cultural sector. Please get in touch if you have any leads and want more info.

- Write about it! Or have a friend write about it. Whether it's for a publication or on your personal blog, we want to spread the word about this initiative and celebrate the amazing community we've built together over the past two years. Please send us the link if you write something and we'll post it on our new website!

Speaking of which, yes, that's right--ArtsTech now has its very own website at www.artstechmeetup.com and a Facebook page! (Major props to Jaki Levy, Biana Bakman, and Jon Lazar for their help in setting those up.)

Thanks, as always, to all of you for your continued support and enthusiasm. Feel free to get in touch with any questions, suggestions or concerns.

Cheers,
Julia


About the Project: Matchmaking Meetup

In this meetup event we are looking to pair volunteers with arts organizations on tech-related projects. Most projects span several weeks to several months and offer volunteers a great opportunity to expand their portfolio, work with top-notch arts organizations, and make a big impact on the NYC cultural community. Support the arts by donating your time and skills towards worthwhile projects that will help develop the impact and reach of the NYC arts community at large.

Participating organizations include: The Whitney Museum, The Liberty Science Center, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Academy of Art, The Museum of American Finance, Rhizome, RxArt and more.

We're looking for volunteers with a wide range of skillsets: Javascript, HTML, CSS, Django, Python, iPad developers, graphic designers, web designers, art directors, sound directors, videographers, social media strategists, branding strategists, Wiki experts and MORE.

Visit www.artstechmeetup.com/project-matchmaking for more information and to read about each organization's project needs. Some projects offer stipends and/or perks, so be sure to review each one!

IMPORTANT:
You MUST RSVP for this meetup and fill out the VOLUNTEER FORM in order to participate.

Event Schedule:

The event will take place on Saturday, October 16th from 1-5pm at NYU's ITP department. The schedule will run as follows:

1pm: Doors open. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
2pm: Participating organizations will present their projects before a crowd of potential volunteers.
3-5pm: ArtsTech will facilitate networking and brief interviews between the organizations and volunteer applicants.

RSVP to this Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/Arts-Culture-and-Technology/calendar/14925651/


What: Project: Matchmaking Meetup

When: Saturday, October 16,[masked]:00 PM

Where: ITP (at NYU)
721 Broadway Left set of elevators to the 4th floor, Room 50
New York, NY 10003

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