Art News and Notes: Leap Year grants, 48HFP, 2012 NEA awards


  • John Paul Floyd
  • 2011 Leap Year recipient John Paul Floyd's "Feb. 4. 2012" from the March 2012 exhibit The Future is Behind Us.

>>>Applications are open for Leap Year 2.0, Mint Gallery's year long mentorship program for emerging ATL artists. Artists Chelsea Raflo, Jane Garver and John Paul Floyd were the recipients of the inaugural award, which was feted with a fun dinner party at the Goat Farm earlier this year. Learn more about the award before submitting. [http://mintatl.org/lyapplication.pdf|Applications are available pdf] through Mint and are due by 5 P.M. JUNE 7. Awards will be announced Aug. 8.

>>>48 Hour FIlm Project has opened its call for entries! Info from those folks:

The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP), the world's largest timed film making competition, returns to Atlanta for its 11th amazing, adrenaline fueled year!

In a wild, sleepless weekend, you and a team of your most talented, dedicated friends will create a short movie from scratch-that is: writing, shooting and editing in only 48 hours. On Friday, June 15, you'll get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. By Sunday, June 17, the movie will be complete.
Then on June 21-24, walk the red carpet, celebrate with your team, and vote for your favorites at the World Premiere Screenings at Atlanta's classic Plaza Theatre.

To be part of the Atlanta 48HFP, register online at:

>>>The National Endowment for the Arts has made its 2012 awards, a total of $2,570,700 to 13 Georgia organizations including $75,000 to Decatur's Push Push Theater to:

support the development of the process used to create, produce, market, and distribute the GRFX (graphics) Series, a cross-platform narrative film project. The GRFX Series is about the fictional firm Dresher's Publishing. The series will be designed to exist simultaneously on network television, DVD, and the web. PushPush will work with artists both here and abroad to produce each hour-long episode. The development process includes workshops, storyboarding, webisode production, and testing on various platforms.

Full list of Peach State awards here.

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