Re: The Tank

From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Aug 21 2006 - 12:36:20 PDT

I've searched my mail but this seems to be the first
mail I have received on this topic.

I havn't seen any cynical criticism or comment of any
kind and I looked and looked in my mail folder. Am I
not getting certain mails?



--- Susan Agliata <email suppressed> wrote:

> Hello,
> I would like to clarify the mission of The Tank and
> address some issues a
> few individuals seem to have with the submission
> process:
> The Tank is a not-for-profit organization for the
> visual and performing
> arts and operates with an almost entirely volunteer
> staff to program,
> manage, and maintain the venue. New works find a
> home here, artists find
> an environment where they can create as well as
> present, and audiences
> find welcoming ticket prices to a dynamic schedule
> that has given
> unconventional programming a stage in the heart of
> Manhattan.
> The Tank keeps only a very small percentage of the
> ticket sales to the
> screenings and the remainder is given DIRECTLY to
> the artists/filmmakers.
> Once again, the programmers/organizers do not
> receive financial
> compensation.
> A submission fee for festivals and screening
> opportunities is standard
> practice and is necessary to pay bills and rent for
> running a monthly
> screening in Tribeca. All submission fees go
> directly towards maintenance
> of the venue and once again the organizers are not
> compensated financially
> through these fees.
> It is truly disheartening to me that this has been
> met with such cynical
> criticism. The Tank is merely one venue of a
> community of non-profit
> organizations dedicated to screening
> underrepresented experimental film
> and video to the public on a continuing basis, and
> it is integral that
> this endeavor is sustained through the support of
> the greater experimental
> moving picture community.
> --
> Susan Agliata
> The Tank: New York Experimental
> email suppressed
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.

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