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NAFAE TV – guidelines for submissions
I’m certain that we will be criticised for our naivety but we would all be surprised by anything other than utter condemnation of the forthcoming hike in student fees or the existence of any type of fee regime at all in publicly funded education. Added to that the real cuts to Arts and Humanities grants and subsidies and the knock on effect of course closures affecting Art and Design and there would seem to be ample grounds for protestation and disquiet; ‘anger’ is an insufficient term.
However, there is the question of what is it that we about to lose if we continue to suffer cuts in Fine Art education and marginalise potential students on the basis of their financial means. The National Association of Fine Art Education is keen to promote the views of all of those involved in Fine Art Education concerning the real value and benefit of Fine Art and Fine Art education. Therefore, we have imagined NAFAE TV; a collection of short videos authored by students, teachers and practitioners advocating for Fine Art in their own way. We want to collect content from contributors across the country, share it and promote the advocacy that it will potentially support. This is not about Fine Art Education; it is about the importance of Fine Art and access to the arts.
We want to offer embedded video content on the NAFAE web-site and sign-post sources of content elsewhere on the internet. This is a means of gathering mass narrative so that we can address the political and management classes that affect public funding for contemporary Fine Art and education relating to Fine Art practice. We want to encourage and to show creative films from across a wide range of genres dependent on how contributors can best explain their point of view; talking heads, cartoons, animation, motion graphics etc. We welcome the submission of films from all individuals or groups but we do need people to be aware of the editorial and technical parameters for this project to work.
These guidelines have been set up for organisations and individuals looking to submit films to add to NAFAE TV. The guidelines are mainly common-sense but give an idea of what’s suitable.
- Download our guidelines for submissions.
- To upload to NAFAE TV please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the necessary log in information. You or your organisation need to be a member of NAFAE.
- Films need to be of relevance for the advocacy of Fine Art and contemporary Fine Art practice or education.
- We need to avoid anything that might be construed as advertising – for a university or a particular course for example.
- Individual films would, usually, be no longer than three minutes long. It makes sense to strive for 20 to 30 seconds as this type of duration can best sustain the interests of an audience. We do welcome collective projects or curated sets of films. If you have thoughts about collections of films and you want to feature your project on the NAFAE web-site, please negotiate this with us in advance.
- Films must be suitable for all audiences to view and must not contain any profanity or obscenity.
- Films must be ideally supplied as a mov file.
- Films should be sent to email@example.com or posted to Andy Sheridan, c/o NAFAE, Northumbria University, Department of Arts, School of Arts & Social Sciences, Sandyford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria, NE1 8ST.
- We will do our best to show all films but we cannot absolutely guarantee that everything will be uploaded. There may be occasions when quality or even the quantity of current content limits our options.
- This is a voluntary project, so we cannot pay for any films of video contributions. We would encourage you to ensure that you are recognised as the maker of the film through graphic content.
We sincerely hope you can help with this campaign and that you can get the most out of the experience. If you have related campaigns that you want us to link to, please let us know.
Thank you for your attention.