NASA UK Newsletter January 2014

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Hello members!
Welcome to our Newsletter

First of all, we would like to wish you a very happy new year! We have got lots in the pipeline for NASA in 2014, building on our achievements over the past 12 months.

In 2013 we increased our membership to 74 members.
We can only grow as an organisation if our members continue to advocate our work, so please recommend us to colleagues and friends who also perform, produce and create Street and Outdoor Arts. You think that NASA UK is worthwhile so get them involved too. The more members we have, the louder your voices can be heard.

We produced the first printed NASA Yearbook in November 2013.
We plan to make it available at conferences and events that we attend and offer it as a downloadable pdf, so bookers and public can get information about all our members in one booklet any time.

We continue to appear with our stand at events and carry your individual publicity packs when you opt-in for this. Our stand at the Association of Festival Organisers conference last November was a great success and we plan to continue attending events in 2014. If you know of a conference or event that NASA should attend, please let us know.

Our Grant for the Arts 2012/13 has come to an end and we are currently busy presenting our report and business plan to Arts Council England. We’ve starting to write a new application for March this year. If you have something that you think we should really push forwards on, please let us know soon.

Events coming up soon: For the Love Of It 2014
We are really looking forward to the next For the Love Of It event – in Stoke-on-Trent on February 21st-23rd. The last two have been a great success and great fun. Photos and videos of 2013 can be found here.
All details about the FLOI’14 here.

The NASA AGM and General Meeting will be 10am SUNDAY 23rd Feb at FLOI. Details here.

News: The Archive Project
Tony Lidington has been leading on this for over 2 years now and it looks like the project will be collaboration between NASA, Winchester Uni. and Exeter Uni. We are building towards making a funding proposal to Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and plan to submit this in the Summer of 2014 – success with this proposal would mean that the project would effectively start in early 2015.  Please have a look at the full update here.

Wishing you all the best for 2014,
Mission Control

Lucy, Garth, Bev, Jules, Tony, Roger, Nat, Paschale.

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Lucy a.k.a. Molly Orange wrote this Newsletter. Thanks Lucy!

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