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Orange County Arts Council to host Film-Themed SPARK event at Downing Film Center

  |   August 19, 2013  |  Comment

 

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The Orange County Arts Council, as part of its efforts to develop a county-wide Film Office, is hosting its next SPARK event on Monday, August 26th at 6:00pm at the Downing Film Center in Newburgh. SPARK provides an opportunity for everyone to be a Supporter of the Arts for an evening and is designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund local art-makers. August’s SPARK event will focus on local film and animation projects.

Here’s how it works: Anyone with a film or animation project concept can submit a brief description (500 words or less) to the Arts Council and request SPARK funding to help get it off the ground. At the SPARK event, all attendees pay $10 at the door. Food and refreshments are served and everyone has a chance to network and socialize. Project proposals are distributed to all attendees and those people who are looking for funding are given 2-3 minutes to talk about their project. Everyone has a chance to vote for their favorite project and the winner gets the SPARK money collected at the door that evening to assist with their project. The more people that come, the more money we get to give away. 

The Arts Council is encouraging local film-makers and/or animation artists to propose collaborative projects that will benefit the community.  Anyone who has a project they would like to submit should download a proposal template from the Arts Council website at www.ocartscouncil.org or request one at [email protected]. All proposals should be received by the Arts Council no later than August 23rd.

The Orange County Arts Council’s mission is to champion the arts, connects artists and audiences, and fosters the growth of the county’s creative resources.

To learn more about the Orange County Arts Council and its programs and services, or to see a full calendar of arts events and opportunities in Orange County, visit www.ocartscouncil.org.  Learn about how to become a supporter of the Orange County Arts Council, volunteer for a program, or post an event for free!  For additional questions call the Arts Council at 845-469-9168 or email [email protected].

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