Asian Summer Camp at the McAllen Creative Incubator

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Asian Summer Camp at the McAllen Creative Incubator

With the help of the McAllen Arts Council-Grant Program, Lian Shingler is able to bring a unique Summer Camp program to the Creative Incubator. The Asian culture summer camp is an exciting one week program that will provide a wonderful insight and exploration of Asian culture. Students will participate in a Chinese language course, Chinese Martial Art kung fu ” shao Lin” wushu , which incorporates Jet Lee style, Magic class and Craft activities, like mask painting, chinese calligraphy and paper cut crafts. The program will have invited Magicians who will teach students magic tricks.
Students ages 7-14 can register now!
Program Dates are July 13-17, 2015
Schedule: 8:30am -5:00pm
Fees: Week Program…………………… $180 (8:30-5:00pm)
Week Program (½ day Morning) ….$100 (8:30-12:30pm)
Week Program (½ day Noon) ……..$120 (12:30-5:00pm)
T-shirt, lunch, water and light snacks will be provided

Registration form: ENGLISH APPLICATION

The program will conclude on Friday with a show for parents. Parents will enjoy the activities on display & students’ new found knowledge of Asian Culture. Registrations are taken at any time.

We thank you for your interest and support of this new program. For more information, please contact Lian Cheng Shingler at (956) 537-1370 or visit her at The Creative Incubator, Studio #11 located at 601 N Main St McAllen, TX 78501 or by email at maryshingler827@yahoo.com

City Seal Art Contest Announcement

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City Seal Art Contest Announcement

 

The City of McAllen is looking for a design to create a new City Seal. The City Seal will be used on official documents, and may also be used on city flags, websites, official city pins, business cards, letterhead, awards, and other formal places.
The McAllen City Seal should be indicative of the history and culture of McAllen. It should be a design appropriate for multiple uses, from very large to very small.
To enter, go to www.exploremcallen.com/cityseal and upload your design.
The winning design will be used by the City of McAllen. The creator of the winning design will receive $1,500 and recognition during an upcoming City Commission meeting.
Deadline to submit designs is April 30, 2015.

City Seal Design Contest Rules
1. By entering this contest the applicant declares that all entries submitted are original artwork designed by the applicant. By submitting art, the applicant accepts sole responsibility for any infringement on copyrighted materials.
2. There is no restriction on the number of designs a person may submit.
3. There is no fee to submit artwork designs.
4. All entries must be submitted online. Uploaded images must not exceed 1200X1200 px, and resolution must not be greater than 72 dpi. Acceptable formats are jpg, gif, pdf.
5. The selected design will become property of the City of McAllen, with all rights assigned thereto in perpetuity.
6. The McAllen City Commission will select the winning design. Decision of the City Commission is final.
7. Applicants further declare that they are at least 18 years of age or have the permission of their legal guardian to enter the contest.
8. The contest is open to all people who reside, work, or attend school or church in McAllen.
9. The artist submitting the winning entry will receive $1,500.
10. By entering the contest, the applicant agrees to abide by the rules of the contest as set forth above. All rules are final and binding. Applicants further agree that if their design is selected as the winner, winner will agree to the use of his/her name and/or image for promotional and/or advertising uses for no further remuneration than the stated contest prize.
11. The City of McAllen, McAllen Chamber of Commerce, and their employees, and volunteers, are not responsible for entries not received due to technical issues and accept no responsibility for technical support of entries.
Online Submission Form
Name_______________________________________________________________
Mailing address_____________________________________________________
City, State, Zip code_________________________________________________
Email address________________________________________________________
I certify that I am 18 years of age or older. _____yes ____no
If younger than 18 years of age, name of legal guardian__________________
Legal guardian’s email address_________________________________________
Legal guardian’s phone number________________________________________

 

Call for APPLICATIONS/NOMINATIONS for the McAllen, Texas CITY POET LAUREATE

Call for APPLICATIONS/NOMINATIONS for the McAllen, Texas CITY POET LAUREATE

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DEADLINE:
The McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Arts Council announces the application process for selection of the McAllen Poet Laureate for 2015-2017. Submissions are welcome from individual poets who are seeking the position. Application packages may also be submitted by a person who is nominating a poet for the position of Poet Laureate. In either case, the complete application package described under “Application/Nomination Requirements” below must be received by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce by May 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

GUIDELINES

Purpose of Post
To promote the influence of poetry and to serve as an ambassador for McAllen’s poets and their work; to enrich the lives of McAllen’s citizens by sharing and encouraging the gift of poetry.

Term of Service
The term of service for the inaugural position is through December 31, 2017. The Poet Laureate will also help select the next Poet Laureate and will help the incoming Poet Laureate transition into her/ his role.

Term Expectations
• Contribute to the growth of poetry in the City.
• Perform at civic events as requested by the Mayor’s office or the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, up to four per year.
• Prepare and provide a written report of activities annually or upon request of the McAllen Arts Council or McAllen Chamber of Commerce.
• Write at least 4 poems for the City’s use at special events and/or for special projects.
• Be willing to perform and speak in public about poetry and literary arts.
• Live, work, attend school or attend a place of worship in McAllen

Honorarium and Recognition
• $200 honorarium per year
•City proclamation
• Media coverage related to performances
• Announcement in The Monitor
• Recognition at Good Day luncheons

Criteria for Nomination and Selection of Poet Laureate
• Admirable and proven level of skill in writing poetry
• Admirable and proven history of having published individual poems and/or books
• Demonstrated excellence in promoting awareness or enjoyment of poetry, such as participation in poetry events
• At least 21 years of age
• Have reliable transportation and be available to travel throughout the City
• Demonstrate a character appropriate for an official representative of McAllen

Application/Nomination Requirements
• The application form will be available on the websites of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Arts Council or by submitting a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
McAllen Arts Council
City Poet Laureate Application
P.O. Box 790
McAllen, Texas 78505-0790

To be accepted for consideration, applications must include the following:
1. Completed application form, including the signed binding statement assuring that the poems are the poet’s own and the materials submitted are true and accurate. If the application is submitted by a nominator, the statement may be the binding signed statement of either the poet or the nominator.
2. Work sample not to exceed six (6) pages, 8 ½ x 11, no less than a 12-point font, no more than one poem on each page, at least one of which is about the Valley and at least one of which is appropriate to read to children.
3. Resume or curriculum vitae not to exceed two (2) pages.
4. If the Application package is submitted by a nominator rather than the poet, there must be a statement signed by the nominated poet that s/he is aware of the nomination, is willing to participate in the selection process described in these Guidelines and is willing to fulfill the requirements of the McAllen Poet Laureate if selected. S/he must also state in writing that the work sample submitted accurately represents her or his own work.
5. Self-addressed stamped envelope or email address if applicant wishes to be notified of final selections. Work cannot be returned.
Completed application packets should be mailed to:
McAllen Arts Council
Poet Laureate Application
P.O. Box 790
McAllen, Texas 78505-0790

Application packages received after May 15, 2015 cannot be considered.

Selection Process
• The first review will be anonymous, based solely on the poetry, which will be sent to the McAllen Arts Council for review.
• The McAllen Arts Council Laureate Committee will review the packets of materials and select three finalists.
• The three finalists may be interviewed in person by the Committee on a date to be determined.
• The name of the nominee selected by the Committee will be forwarded to the Mayor. A personal interview with the Mayor may be required.
• The Mayor will announce the next McAllen Poet Laureate.

Projected Timeline
Deadline for applications/nominations to be received at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce is May 15, 2015, 5:00 pm.

McAllen Art Grant Program Deadline

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Deadline for applications:  12-noon on Friday, March 13, 2015

 1. Apply: MAC Grant Application 2015 PDF

          McAllen—McAllen Art Grant Program is an open submission grant scheme for individual artists and organizations living and working in McAllen. Awards up to a maximum of $1,000 are available to artists and organizations working in the context of art.
The deadline for submission of a McAllen Art Grant is Friday, March 13, 2015 @ 12pm.  The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Arts Council have been working effectively to promote art within the Valley.  For the upcoming year, the two organizations would like to award grants to artists and organizations that are seeking funding for projects in McAllen.

Organizations and individual artists that have received grants in prior years have been The Art House, RGV Ballet, South Texas Indian Dancers, The Dance Conservatory of McAllen, South Texas Symphony Association, Los Caminos Del Rio, and David Freeman to name a few.

The grant program in McAllen distributes money from The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and Texas Commission on the Arts to individual artists and art organizations.  The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and The Texas Commission on the Arts are making an important contribution to cultural activities in McAllen. We hope that these new grants will provide a valuable legacy.
Applications are available at www.mcallenart.com,  McAllen Arts Council FB Page, www.mcallencvb.com and at McAllen Creative Incubator office at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen Texas.    For more information regarding the grants program or to request an application, please contact: Laura Robles, at the McAllen Creative Incubator at (956) 687.2787 or lrobles@mcallencvb.com.  Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Applications, clearly marked Grants Management Unit, should be sent to the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave., P.O. Box 790, McAllen, 78505.  Please note we cannot accept faxed or emailed applications. We will only consider applications received by the deadline.

Deadline for applications: 12-noon on Friday, March 13, 2015

McAllen Art Grant Program Deadline

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Deadline for applications: 12-noon on Friday, March 13, 2015

1. Apply: MAC Grant Application 2015

McAllen—McAllen Art Grant Program is an open submission grant scheme for individual artists and organizations living and working in McAllen. Awards up to a maximum of $1,000 are available to artists and organizations working in the context of art.
The deadline for submission of a McAllen Art Grant is Friday, March 13, 2015 @ 12pm. The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Arts Council have been working effectively to promote art within the Valley. For the upcoming year, the two organizations would like to award grants to artists and organizations that are seeking funding for projects in McAllen.

Organizations and individual artists that have received grants in prior years have been The Art House, RGV Ballet, South Texas Indian Dancers, The Dance Conservatory of McAllen, South Texas Symphony Association, Los Caminos Del Rio, and David Freeman to name a few.

The grant program in McAllen distributes money from The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and Texas Commission on the Arts to individual artists and art organizations. The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and The Texas Commission on the Arts are making an important contribution to cultural activities in McAllen. We hope that these new grants will provide a valuable legacy.
Applications are available at www.mcallenart.com, McAllen Arts Council FB Page, www.mcallencvb.com and at McAllen Creative Incubator office at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen Texas. For more information regarding the grants program or to request an application, please contact: Laura Robles, at the McAllen Creative Incubator at (956) 687.2787 or lrobles@mcallencvb.com. Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Applications, clearly marked Grants Management Unit, should be sent to the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave., P.O. Box 790, McAllen, 78505. Please note we cannot accept faxed or emailed applications. We will only consider applications received by the deadline.