AMIA believes that the education and training of moving image archivists is not only central to AMIA’s role as a professional association, but essential to the long-term survival of our moving image heritage.
AMIA offers three scholarships and a research Internship each year to students entering the field. Application deadlines are May 15th.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists is now accepting applications for its 2015 Scholarship Program. Three scholarships will be awarded: the Sony Pictures Scholarship, The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship and the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship.
Each student selected as a Scholarship recipient will receive a $4,000 scholarship for the 2015-2016
academic year. Funds will be sent to the student’s educational institution and credited toward tuition
and/or registration fees. In addition, each recipient will receive complimentary registration to the 2015 AMIA Annual Conference.
To be considered for a scholarship, an applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements.
1. The applicant must be enrolled full time in a graduate-level or other advanced program in moving
image studies, library or information science, archival administration, museum studies or a related
discipline; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year.
2. The applicant must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her current or
most recently completed academic program.
3. The applicant must submit the following documents:
a. A Scholarship application form (typed preferred). Resumes or curriculum vitae must be submitted to supplement the application form.
b. An official sealed transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program (including
the institution’s grading scale and/or GPA calculator) sent directly from the academic institution to the AMIA office.
c. An essay of no more than 1,000 words describing the applicant’s major field of study, interest
in moving image archiving, relevant experience and/or education, and career goals.
d. Two letters of recommendation (submitted separately to the AMIA office). Do not submit more than two.
The Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research
The purpose of the IPI Internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research.
AMIA is now accepting applications for 2015. The student selected as the IPI Intern will receive:
• A $5000 stipend to be used for living expenses during the three-month internship. The three-month period of the internship may occur at any time during the calendar year but months must run consecutively.
• Reimbursement of travel fares to and from Rochester, New York related to the IPI Internship.
Eligibility. To be considered for the IPI Internship, an applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:
1. Applicant must be enrolled (full time or part time) in a moving image
preservation/archival educational program; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year.
2. Students must have completed at least half of their program’s course load before the time of the internship.
3. The applicant must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her academic program.
4. The applicant must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in moving image preservation.
Applicants need only submit one application form and one set of supporting documents to be eligible for all three Scholarships. Students who are eligible for AMIA Scholarships and/or the IPI internship must submit a complete application packet for consideration for each type of award; however, no applicant will receive more than one award. Students from any country may apply.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University and Independent Media Arts Preservation invite submissions for…
Archiving the Arts: addressing preservation in the creative process.
This symposium will explore the relationship between media artists and audiovisual archivists. Archiving the Arts allows for a dialogue that can enhance mutual understanding between both constituencies. By exposing these communities to best practices, working methods, and the technological and industrial realities faced by members of each group, we hope to foster a discussion, improve the current conditions, and widen awareness of preventative preservation for the long term.
The combined problems of born-digital works and media obsolescence intensify the urgency of preemptive preservation practices. Film and video archivists know all too well the risks media artworks face. At the same time, artists face the same concerns—not just with completed works, with the raw materials of film, video, audio, digital objects—that are essential to their ongoing creative process. But often these two groups lack a common language and a way for their communities to interact and develop tools that serve all parties. Archivists don’t necessarily understand the creative process. Artists don’t always think about their work in terms of its preservation.
Archiving the Arts promotes dialogue between working professionals, artists, students, and other interested parties whose goal is to prevent avoidable loss of creative works by integrating preservation strategies into moving image creation and production.
The day-long symposium of panels, screenings, and workshops will tackle the practical, theoretical, and technical issues that affect the artist and the archivist. Working across disciplines will result in a dynamic conversation and create a deeper understanding of the importance of preventative preservation.
Please see the Call for Papers below and join us on October 13th, 2012 during Archives Week in New York City.
CALL FOR PAPERS — ARCHIVING THE ARTS
The AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) Student Chapter at New York University invites presentation proposals forArchiving the Arts, to be held jointly with IMAP (Independent Media Arts Preservation) in New York City on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 as part of Archives Week organized by Archivists Roundtable of New York – www.nycarchivists.org.
Please submit a 250-word proposal to Kathryn Gronsbell at NYU.AMIA@gmail.com
Priority will be given to submissions received by Friday, May 4, 2012.
Papers, presentations, workshops, and posters are welcome on all issues concerning artists and audiovisual archivist. Possible topics include:
How do we integrate preservation strategies into creation? What are the benefits? What are the disadvantages?
Technically Speaking – creating & ingesting born-digital objects
What are the technical issues/specs regarding metadata crawling, signal problems, and the application of preventative preservation in production?
How does ephemeral art act as a counterargument to preservation? How do conservators work with artists who wish to intentionally destroy or abandon their own work? How do artists who restrict their work to a single format exist for posterity?
From the Studio to the Archive
How do artists’ intentions affect collection development? Archive policies and practices?
Growing an “Organic” Archive
“Organic” archives are repositories that develop from the intentions and desires of the contributing artist(s). How are artists and archivists working (or not working) together to create this type of archival system? What is known about existing “Organic” archives and what methods can be used to expand their potential?
Put Your Best Fail Forward
Share your unique collection/archival challenges that were not resolved, and why. Artists – what attempts have you made to ensure the welfare of your work? What is the disconnect between theory and practice?