NAVEL Programming Committee 2020 **Open Call**
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Every year, NAVEL public programming’s focus and goals are set forth by a committee.
For 2020, the 5 members on the committee will be elected by both the NAVEL's Collective Residents, staff and board, as well as the applicants.

Next Term: July 2019 - December 2020
Development Period: July-December 2019
Programming Season Dates: January 2020 - December 2020

The Programming Committee benefits from the use of the NAVEL space, its resources, equipment, network and full production support. Although previous experience with programming is encouraged, you do not need to have curated or organized public programs before, but you do need to have a strong willingness to do so (and collaboratively!). This is a unique opportunity to learn how to engage intimately with a critically minded group to conceive and realize impactful cultural public programs.

It is important to note that this is a volunteer position and a very demanding one. Before applying, please make sure to review all the information about the committee with special attention to the degree of commitment it represents:

Interested applicants must submit a video of themselves by Sunday, June 2 2019 at midnight. (Details below)

June 2 at Midnight: Deadline to submit video
June 4-June 16: Voting Period - Applicants, Collective Residents, Staff & Board of NAVEL are invited to vote
June 10 from 7:30-10:30PM: There will be an open screening of the videos received.
June 18: Elected applicants are announced
July: First Meeting TBD

Your video should include the following:

***Duration: MAX 3.5 minutes (File: MAX 100mb, mov or mp4). No video above 3.5 minutes will be reviewed!***
- Your name and preferred pronouns
- Short personal introduction about your background and experience
- Explain how you (and your work) connect with NAVEL's mission and values
- Why you want to take part in the committee? What contribution do you hope to make and share with the NAVEL community and audiences? Describe how your participation, your practice will enrich and empower the community through public programming?
- Very brief overview of your initial Programming Ideas (if you have any, this is not mandatory)
- If you don’t live in LA all year long, describe how you concretely imagine being involved?

Note that we are not expecting anything more than a simple, one take, video of yourself using the camera on your computer or phone. However, you are not limited to this format if you would like to do something else.*

*If you encounter any type of difficulty with the recording/resizing of your video, do not hesitate to get in touch with us at We are also available to help you with the recording of the video at NAVEL if needed during opening hours (M-F 10AM-6PM).

Email address *
NAVEL is looking for five Programming Committee members of all ages (18+) and disciplines with practices that imagine, experiment and actualize alternatives to the status quo, in pursuit of a more just, creative, and collaborative world. We are looking for process-oriented artists, curators, activists, writers, designers, programmers, hackers, dancers, body workers, musicians, academics, scientists, educators, thinkers, cultural practitioners, community leaders and organizers, as well as those who don't fit neatly into these categories. We are calling all folks who seek to engage a diverse and engaged community through the collaborative conception of enriching, critical, and empowering public programming that makes kin and explores transformative ways of being, playing, experimenting, working and taking action together.
Your Full Name *
Preferred pronouns *
Date of Birth (MM/DD/YEAR or 'prefer not to answer')
Do you live in Los Angeles or the surrounding areas? *
Do you have previous experience organizing and/or curating cultural programs? *
Have you reviewed the information above and revised the programming committee document carefully (link included in the description above)? *
Do you understand the level of commitment and engagement required from this position? *
Do you understand that this is primarily volunteer-based work? You understand that the exact amount of the honorarium received for your program(s) is $200 per program. *
Will you be available to attend 6 in-person meeting? *
Add your video (max 5 min and max file size is 100mb) *
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