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Wendy she/her/hers Professional Auntie [Cultural Organizing Director] The Programs Director executes the overall management, design, implementation, administration and evaluation of ROOTS Week and ROOT S Weekends, and our regranting program, Artistic Assistance. ROOTS Week is Alternate ROOTS’ signature event

Nicole Gurgel-Seefeldt

Nicole Gurgel-Seefelt she/her/hers Communications Orchestrator & Story Strategist [Communications Director] As the Communications Director, Nicole implements the strategy for all internal and external communications. Working closely with Programs and Operations staff, she ensures that ROOTS myriad communications articulate and

Alternate ROOTS Receives Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

PRESS RELEASE                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact:                     January 27, 2015 Keryl McCord 404-577-1079   Alternate ROOTS Receives Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Alternate ROOTS is pleased to announce that it has received a $600,000 three-year

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Beginning Our Year of Transformation

by Carlton Turner, Alternate ROOTS Executive Director Utica, MS It’s often hard to know where to start, so I will start with Happy New Year! We are almost through the first month of 2015 and there is so much happening

U.S./Japan Creative Artists’ Program

Deadline for the U.S./Japan Creative Artists’ Program: February 2, 2015 Dear Colleague, Please forward this information about a funding opportunity through the U.S. Japan Friendship Commission to any and all professional creative artists on your email lists.  The National Endowment

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WANTED: ONLINE ORGANIZER FOR SOCIAL-JUSTICE CAMPAIGN Deadline: Friday, January 23, 2015 Please send cover letter and resume to: Nation Inside is looking for an Online Organizer for a short-term contract (one day a week for 20 weeks) to provide

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REMINDER- SculpTour RFP Proposal Deadline

Sculptors, Just a reminder that the proposals in response to Suwanee’s “SculpTour” RFP are due by this coming Friday, January 9th at 5:00 PM.  I’m looking forward to hearing from you!  See attachment for RFP – SculpTour 2015 RFP – and below for

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Appalshop Director Position Available

  Appalshop, Inc., the nonprofit arts and education organization in Whitesburg, KY, is searching for a Director who will help lead the institution as part of an organizational initiative that engages the new generation of Appalshop artists and institutional leaders

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Job Announcement: Programs Associate (Full-Time)

Alternate ROOTS is a regional arts service organization with 38 years of history. As a member-driven national resource for artists and cultural organizers, we seek to champion social and economic justice and the work of people in our field. Alternate

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Ragdale Announces Residency Opportunity for Visual Artists and Writers with Spinal Cord Injury

Ragdale Announces Residency Opportunity for Visual Artists and Writers with Spinal Cord Injury Being awarded this fellowship allowed me time for personal development, experimentation, and artistic growth. Not only did I have the space and tools to be productive, but

Culturizing Sustainable Cities: Call for examples – potential case studies

  How can artistic/cultural practices be embedded within the planning and development of more sustainable cities? The research project Culturizing Sustainable Cities is searching for examples, from anywhere in the world, of two types of initiatives: (1) Development / implementation of policy and other actions of local

Call for Artists! Y’all Come Back: Stories of Queer Southern Migration

Y’all Come Back: Stories of Queer Southern Migration is a project of love and grit, created by Queer Southern artists to tell the rich and layered stories of migration to and from the U.S. South. Y’all Come Back seeks visual

Our Gratitude List

We are grateful!  As we head toward the holiday season here at Alternate ROOTS, this year we want to focus on the many things we are grateful for.  And as we began to list the many things, and people, we

Call for 2015 Learning Exchange Ideas: What’s Going On In Your Community?

Alternate ROOTS wants to know what is happening in your community! We would like to hear your ideas for Learning Exchanges that will enhance members learning throughout the ROOTS network. We want to know what is going on in the

An Opportunity for US and European Professionals in Arts and Culture: Cultural Fellowships in Russia

An Opportunity for US and European Professionals in Arts and Culture: Cultural Fellowships in Russia  CEC ArtsLink is pleased to share with you the request for fellowship applications by our Russian colleagues at the Likhachev Foundation. If you are interested

Cucalorus Film Festival: A Work That’s Constantly in Progress

by Shannon M. Turner Alternate ROOTS Manager of Programs & Services For the past seven years, Alternate ROOTS has been sending artists to the Cucalorus Film Festival as facilitators for their Works in Progress program and emcees for other films

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Call for Proposals ~ Community Arts Gathering; March 14-18, 2015

Proposals Invited for presentations, performances, exhibitions, and interactive workshops celebrating the practice of community based arts Selections to be shared at Community Arts Gathering, Ajo, AZ March 14-18, 2015 Deadline for Proposals: December 5, 2014 @ 5:00pm MST Artists of

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Facing Race Spotlight: Southern Artist Carlton Turner

by Jamilah King [re-posted by permission from Colorlines, Thursday, November 6, 2014] Carlton Turner spends a lot of time on the road, but he calls the South—Utica, Mississippi—home. The musician and working artist has spent 10 years working with Alternate Roots,

Executive Committee Face to Face Meeting, Baltimore, MD

  Executive Committee Face to Face Meeting Baltimore, MD October 24-26, 2014 Your newly elected 2014-15 Executive Committee (ExComm) recently spent two-and-a-half jam packed days in Baltimore, MD engaging with community, eating tons of delicious food, getting some professional development

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Ashley Minner – Maryland

Ashley requested support to purchase a new computer. As a part of her practice, she travels frequently, and as a doctoral student at the University of Maryland at College Park, a high-functioning, portable computer is essential. Ashley intends to reformat

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.