Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council

Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council

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General Interest | Professional Development

Calls for Visual Artists | Calls for Performing Artists | Calls for Writers

Job Opportunities | Food for Thought

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Graham Foundation: 2017 Call for Applications – Grants to Individuals

The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2017 Grants to Individuals. Since 1956, the organization has provided direct funding to individuals to produce publications, exhibitions, films, research, and other projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. To apply for an individual grant, applicants must submit an Inquiry Form-the first stage of a two-stage application process.

Deadline: September 15, 2016

Tourism Grant Program Opens for Fiscal Year 2017

Montana county and city governments, tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses are eligible to receive a grant. Match requirements apply and vary depending on the type of applicant. There is no deadline to apply; applications will be accepted continually and awarded as funds become available.

Deadline is ongoing.

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Pro_DevelProfessional Development
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Craftsmanship Symposium

Participate in open discussions on topics such as relationship skills, developing a professional attitude toward daily activities, improving quality, establishing priorities and time management. Practical presentations by individuals within the business community will address pricing, the use of social media and customer relations.

October 13-14, 2016

Clay Studio of Missoula – Fall Class Schedule for Adults

Creative Capital Webinars

All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.

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LOUIS HABECK ARTWORK – AIA 2015 WINNER
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Technology + Art

Now is the time to submit your projects for our next issue of CODAmagazine! The theme for the September issue is Technology + Art. Technology provides us with endless possibilities for invention and collaboration. We are looking for design + art projects that use technology to develop new experiences and interactions with art.

Call for Banner Artwork, Aerial Gallery

The city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs is seeking an artist/artist team to provide banner art for the Aerial Gallery exhibit, Red, along First Street, part of the First Street Art Trail.

Deadline: September 30, 2016

2016 Holiday Show at the Radius Gallery

Radius Gallery invites artists to submit their original artworks to its third annual Holiday Show. Last year’s show was very well received by gift buyers and collectors alike-with over 100 artworks sold! This year’s show promises to be even bigger and better.

Deadline: September 25, 2016

Aesthetica Art Prize

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is an international award that celebrates excellence in contemporary art. Now in its 10th year, the Prize presents an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work to new audiences, and further their engagement in the art world.

Deadline: August 31, 2016

The Nude Figure

Jurors Paul DuSold and Scott Noel look to assemble a survey of contemporary responses to the nude to illuminate resonances between traditions of imagining the figure and the artist’s personal experience. The theme of mirroring is a metaphor for the persistence of the nude as a theme in art and our shared visual understandings of the body. Artwork in all media is welcomed.

Deadline: September 9, 2016

Craft Forms 2016

The 22nd international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.

Deadline: September 14, 2016

Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

Deadline: January 1, 2016

Woven Tale Press

The Woven Tale Press is a monthly online literary and fine arts magazine. The Press welcomes submissions of painting, mixed media, crafts (including fiber), sculpture, photography, printmaking, experimental and offbeat.

Deadline: Ongoing

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Audition for Tarzan the State Musical

Bring out your best Tarzan call of the jungle, because the Missoula Community Theatre, in conjunction with Mismo Gymnastics, is holding an open audition for Tarzan the Stage Musical. Actors, singers, dancers, and gymnasts age 10 and up are needed play the approximately 30 roles in Tarzan the Stage Musical.

Auditions: August 28

Please call the MCT Box Office at (406) 728-7529 for questions.

International Performing Arts Camp 2016

Performing Arts Camp is the international residential workshop for performing arts practitioners from different countries working in various techniques, genres and styles. The program is open to dancers, choreographers, actors and contemporary circus performers with professional stage experience, multidisciplinary artists passionate and inspired by movement, dance and physical theatre, interested in practical research of contemporary performance practice together with colleagues from all over the world.

Helena InterArts Summer Workshop

The Helena InterArts Summer Workshop will culminate in a public performance incorporating music, dance, and visual arts with workshop students performing alongside visiting professional artists from musical group Diagnesis Duo, Cohesion Dance Project, and the Holter Museum.

August 12, 2016

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Calls_WritersCalls for Writers
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Writer’s Relief

We want to add a few new clients to our list. We are accepting work in the following genres only: novel/memoir, poetry, and short prose (fiction or personal essays).

Deadline: August 18, 2016

Whitefish Review Call for Submissions

Submissions are accepted in art, photography, fiction, nonfiction, essay, and poetry.

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Free list of writing contests, writers conferences, calls for submissions, anthology listings and more!

Poets and Writers

Grants and Awards database lists writing contests with upcoming deadlines.

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Nevada Humanities Seeks Program Manager in Reno

Nevada Humanities – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, independent partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities – seeks a full-time Program Manager in its Reno, Nevada, office to plan, implement, and evaluate innovative public humanities-based cultural programs in Nevada.

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Public Art and Civic Design Manager, City of Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh is seeking a Public Art and Civic Design Manager to work at the Department of City Planning. The individual suggests goals, policies and priorities in the specialized area of public art.

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Copyright Q&A

"In 2010, there were 125 copyright Examiners in the Registration Program (including the Literary Division, the Performing Arts Division, and the Visual Arts Division). In 2015, the number of copyright Examiners had decreased to 73 – a forty percent reduction. In Fiscal Year 2015, Congress provided the Office with $750,000 in spending authority (funds received from Office fees) to hire new Examiners. In FY 2015, we hired twelve new Examiners and are currently in the process of training them."

Top 3 Marketing Mistakes Artists Make

"In my work as a copywriter and marketing strategist for artists and other creatives, I tend to see the same three marketing mistakes over and over again."

How Artists Can Effectively Work with Publishers

"You’ve promoted your work on your website, in social media, and on various vendor outlets like Etsy, Shutterstock, Art.com and more, and now you’ve been approached by a publisher (or have had a submission accepted after pursuing a call for work) with an offer of publication in a forthcoming book or magazine."

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Items included in our eNews are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.

Montana Arts Council | (406) 444-6430 | mac | art.mt.gov

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Montana Arts Council, 830 North Warren St, PO Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201
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Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council

Arts Ed eNews from the Montana Arts Council

Arts Ed eNews from the Montana Arts Council

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Don’t forget you can also follow the Big Sky Arts Education blog and get daily news and information about arts learning from my Twitter feed @BigSkyArtsEd!
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Imagining the Possibilities

Montana’s Arts Standards

Interesting Reading

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ImaginingImagining the Possibilities – Register Now!
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Registration now open for Statewide Arts Education Leadership Summit

A Montana Arts Education Leadership Summit hosted by MAC and OPI

Friday, September 23 and Satruday, September 24, 2016 in Helena, MT

A free event!

Please join the Montana Arts Council and the Montana Office of Public Instruction as we shine a spotlight on the new Montana Arts Standards while celebrating integrated learning in the arts as a critical component of a well-rounded education. Come to share your ideas, and learn about some of the best teaching and learning happening in Montana’s schools.

Schedule includes:

  • Pre-conference workshop on creativity in the classroom with former Guggenheim arts educator Jenny Bevill
  • An opening reception with Montana artists Phillip Aaberg and Jack Gladstone
  • Saturday break-out sessions led by Montana Teacher Leaders in the Arts and others
  • Information about the new Montana Arts Standards, and updates on how the new ESSA bill impacts the arts.
  • Special lunchtime program with the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education Finalist Marianne Adams and students from Grandstreet Theatre School

See the schedule, including registration and hotel information here.

Call for presenters! The Summit will feature a special session of ArtsEdTalks, 5-8 minute presentations led by arts educators across the state that answers the question, "How do you imagine the possibilities for arts education in Montana’s schools?" If you have a vision you would like to share, find the application form here. Up to 10 speakers will be chosen. Deadline for submission is Monday, August 29.

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MT_standardsTake a look at Montana’s Arts Standards
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On July 14, 2016, the Board of Public Education adopted new standards for the arts. For the first time, Montana now has discipline-specific standards in music, theatre, visual arts, media arts and dance. The new standards also include eleven unifying anchor standards across all five disciplines, and integrate Indian Education for All (IEFA). The new standards are to be implemented by all Montana public schools effective July 1, 2017. As new resources for implementing the standards are developed by the Montana Arts Council and the Office of Public Instruction, check back here to find multiple opportunities to learn about the new standards (you can start by attending the Montana Arts Education Leadership Summit in September, see above!)

Find the newly adopted standards on OPI’s website.

Watch a short, introductory video on the new standards, produced by OPI:

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Dancing to the tune of a melting glacier: CoMotion tackles climate change

Karen Kaufmann, artistic director of CoMotion Dance Project grapples with a global topic by putting her own "spin" on things. Kaufmann has choreographed a full show on climate change that will tour to middle schools throughout the state, with the chance of a national tour. Here is her take on the project.

Arts for Everyone – Capturing the Spark: Energizing Teaching and Schools – Education Week Teacher

Preparations for the new school year should include planning for arts integration, whatever subject or grade level you teach.

Back to School Series: 10 Videos for Putting the "A" in STEM

"The "STEAM" initiative invites the integration of arts into STEM education while emphasizing innovation. Get creative this school year and bring the arts into your teaching and learning with this sampling of resources from KQED and PBS Learning Media."

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Items included in our eNews are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.

Emily Kohring | Director of Arts Education | Montana Arts Council | (406) 444-6522 | ekohring | art.mt.gov

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Montana Arts Council, 830 North Warren St, PO Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201
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Arts Ed eNews from the Montana Arts Council

Public Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council

Public Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council

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General Interest | Professional Development | Calls for Art

Job Opportunities | Food for Thought

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Places of Possibility: A Public Art and Placemaking Toolkit for Rural Communities

Tourism Grant Program Opens for Fiscal Year 2017

Through FY17, funds will become available to support tourism-related projects under three categories: digital development, infrastructure, and event paid media advertising.

Deadlines are ongoing

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Pro_DevelProfessional Development
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How to Approach and Engage with the Gatekeepers of the Art World (a 4 Part Series) with Sharon Louden

Led by artist Sharon Louden, this 4-part webinar series is geared to visual artists yearning for guidance on how best to approach and communicate with the gatekeepers of the art world: galleries, curators, collectors, museum professionals, and more.

October 4, 2016

Website, Blog and Email Essentials with Sue Schaffner

Led by artist Sue Schaffner, this webinar teaches best practices for your website, blog, and email marketing and communications. The session includes case studies of artists who have established innovative and effective web presences.

September 15, 2016

Grant Station: Live Webinars

Creative Capital Webinars

All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.

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Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Seeking artists for a public art opportunity associated with the Joyner Health Science Center at NCCC. Interior and/or exterior locations are under consideration.

Deadline: September 7, 2016

Public Art Opportunity in Norfolk, VA

We seek an artist to work with five new schools to design and create five thoughtful and inspiring artworks. It is remarkable for a city to undertake the design and construction of five new schools at one time and we hope the final artworks will celebrate this endeavor with a connecting thread visible throughout the work.

Deadline: August 24, 2016

Bend, OR + Reed Market and 15th Street Roundabout

Art in Public Places in invite artists to submit qualifications for a public art installation in a roundabout at Reed Market & 15th Street in Bend, Oregon.

Deadline: September 1, 2016

Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center Women and Children’s Center

Experienced artists are invited to submit qualifications to be considered for several artwork opportunities intended to create a signature identity for the exterior of Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center’s new Women and Children Center as part of the Imagine VMC initiative.

Deadline: August 22, 2016

SR 520 Grade Separation in Redmond, WA

The City of Redmond, Washington, seeks an artist or artist team to help the City envision an art installation that integrates into the SR 520 Grade Separation at NE 40th Street project. This project is anticipated to replace the current 520 Trail at grade crossing of 40th Street with a trail tunnel that includes connections to the 520 Trail, 40th Street, and the Redmond Technology Center Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge.

Deadline: August 15, 2016

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LEFT: DARRELL NORMAN | RIGHT: BIRDIE REAL BIRD
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Carbon County Arts Guild Executive Director

The Executive Director of the Arts Guild is responsible for the general management and development of the Guild in a manner which achieves the organization’s mission as determined by the Board of Directors.

Executive Director for Elling House Arts and Communities Center

The Elling House Arts & Humanities Center, a non-profit organization located in Virginia City, Montana, is seeking a well-rounded, experienced person for Executive Director. We are seeking a fun, outgoing, team-oriented individual with strong management experience and a professional mindset.

Theater Instructor in Littleton, CO

Seeking enthusiastic theater instructor who will work with students to teach the art of theater performance using voice, movement, characterization and improvisation in a variety of classes and performances.

Technical Director in Logan, UT

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (Logan, Utah) is seeking applicants for a full-time Technical Director position. The Technical Director will oversee the technical needs (scenic, lighting, A/V, and props) of our growing summer festival currently consisting of 5-6 productions in 2 venues and as well as 4-5 concerts.

Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA

Meany Center for the Performing Arts has an outstanding opportunity for a Marketing Manager .This individual is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of programs designed to meet or exceed the Center’s revenue, attendance and engagement goals.

Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator

The position of Fine & Performing Arts Coordinator is done for the purpose of overseeing the day to day operations of the Reynolds High School Fine & Performing Arts Center to include daily administrative support functions; overall production coordination for auditorium productions and art productions to include scheduling, organizing, and coordination of exhibits, and overseeing student workers; maintenance of equipment including ensuring safety requirements are met; and serving as a liaison to staff, parents, students, and outside community groups who use the facility.

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Making Art Will Lower Your Stress Level

"With tension and fear dominating the nightly news, it’s fair to assume that stress levels are high for a lot of people right now. New research suggests a simple way to lower them: Take a few minutes out of your day and make some art."

A Sidewalk That Sings as You Dance With Your Shadow

"A new installation encourages people of all ages to join together and dance…or at least flail."

How Cities Can Revitalize Their Public Spaces

"What makes a city a great place to live and visit are the shared spaces in between-the sidewalks, the plazas, the parks, the waterfront, says landscape architect James Corner, the lead designer of New York’s High Line, a much-acclaimed park built on an obsolete elevated railroad spur that winds through portions of Manhattan below 34th Street."

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Items included in our eNews are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.

Montana Arts Council | (406) 444-6430 | mac | art.mt.gov

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Montana Arts Council, 830 North Warren St, PO Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201
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Public Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council

Arts Ed eNews from the Montana Arts Council

Arts Ed eNews from the Montana Arts Council

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Don’t forget you can also follow the Big Sky Arts Education blog and get daily news and information about arts learning from my Twitter feed @BigSkyArtsEd!
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Imagining the Possibilities | Art in Every Classroom |

Of Interest for Arts Educators |

Interesting Reading | Job Opportunities

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Imagining the Possibilities

A Montana Arts Education Leadership Summit hosted by MAC and OPI

September 23-24, 2016 in Helena, MT

Please join the Montana Arts Council and the Montana Office of Public Instruction as we shine a spotlight on the new Montana Arts Standards while celebrating integrated art learning as a critical component of a well-rounded education. Special performances Friday evening by local Montana artists Philip Aaberg and Jack Gladstone. Friday afternoon administrator workshops will be available and Saturday workshops will be provided by Teacher Leaders in the Arts.

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Universal Design & Arts Integration as a Curriculum Development Strategies in All Subjects

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Arts Integration are powerful and complementary tools for creating classrooms that are welcome and involve every student. This six-hour training offered by VSA Montana and the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art will explore these strategies, and the value they can bring to students in every classroom.

August 26, 2016

Call (406) 727-8255 to register

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Kickstarter School with Stephanie Pereira

Join Kickstarter’s Director of Community Education Stephanie Pereira for a primer on how to bring a Kickstarter project to life. We’ll take a look at some successful projects from across the site and explore what kind of rewards work best, how to spread the word about your project, and other helpful tips.

August 8, 2016

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Interactive Art

Before there was STEAM, there was Jen Lewin. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math have driven Lewin’s education and work since she was a child, melding in her mind as one to form the basis of her interactive public artwork.

Liberal Arts or Business Education? Both, Dean Say.

"Two deans argue that higher education has become overly split, with students feeling they must choose either a practical, financial path, or a traditional liberal arts education."

Arts Critical to STEM Leaning Says Secretary of Education

"There’s evidence that kids get better at math when they’ve taken classes that make the connection between STEM and the arts-and that when they’ve had certain courses in the arts, kids can grow in self-confidence, and in linguistic skills, as well as in creativity … (and) states now have wider options for the kind of interventions they can put in place-including options like the Turnaround Arts Initiative funded by the Department. I’ve had the opportunity to see struggling schools make real change by infusing the arts into their school models."

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

"Art has long been recognized as an important part of a well-rounded education – but when it comes down to setting budget priorities, the arts rarely rise to the top."

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Theater Instructor in Littleton, CO

Seeking enthusiastic theater instructor who will work with students to teach the art of theater performance using voice, movement, characterization and improvisation in a variety of classes and performances.

Performing Arts Teacher in Denver, CO

All new hires will be probationary status unless the teacher is hired after the first student day of school, 8/3/2016. Per Master Agreement, when a position is filled after the opening of school by an individual who was not employed by the District in the previous school year, that employee will receive a one year temporary contract.

Acting Teacher, Vocal Music Teacher in Vancouver, WA

Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy is hiring experienced acting instructors and directors. We believe in providing quality instruction in a fun and comfortable environment. High energy and the ability to teach good technique to children is a must! We are looking to hire candidates with a high level of professionalism and someone who is looking to find a theatre family to be with long term.

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Items included in our eNews are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.

Emily Kohring | Director of Arts Education | Montana Arts Council | (406) 444-6522 | ekohring | art.mt.gov

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Montana Arts Council, 830 North Warren St, PO Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201
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Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council

Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council

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General Interest | Professional Development

Calls for Visual Artists | Calls for Performing Artists | Calls for Writers

Job Opportunities | Food for Thought

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2017 Levitt AMP (Your City) Grant Awards

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation announces an exciting grant opportunity serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country. Up to 15 grantees will be awarded $25K each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series-an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse line up of high caliber entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

Tourism Grant Program Opens for Fiscal Year 2017

Montana county and city governments, tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses are eligible to receive a grant. Match requirements apply and vary depending on the type of applicant. There is no deadline to apply; applications will be accepted continually and awarded as funds become available.

Deadline is ongoing.

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ClayWorks! in the Bitterroot

Is excited to announce the opening of a cooperative studio available for potters to access equipment, attend classes and workshops and share information.

Website, Blog and Email Essentials with Sue Schaffner

Led by artist Sue Schaffner, this webinar teaches best practices for your website, blog, and email marketing and communications. The session includes case studies of artists who have established innovative and effective web presences.

September 15, 2016

Creative Capital Webinars

All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.

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LOUIS HABECK ARTWORK – AIA 2015 WINNER
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LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition

Access Call to artists for all styles of artwork and photography utilizing digital processes. Winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on museum quality paper shown in a solo exhibit in main gallery Sep 8-Oct 1, 2016. Ten second place winners also exhibited.

Deadline: August 22, 2016

Limner Gallery: A Show of Heads

SlowArt Productions presents the annual group thematic exhibition, A Show of Heads. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from October 20 – November 19, 2016. Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual.

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Exhibition

Artists are invited to apply for an exhibition that celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

Deadline: September 30, 2016

C.M. Russell Museum

The C.M. Russell Museum is now accepting image submissions from all artists for The Russell 2017 live auction events!

Global Matrix IV

International Print Exhibition, January 9 – February 18, traveling through 2018. Open to artists worldwide 18+. Entries must be original fine art prints in any printmaking media, including artist books. No photography or offset reproductions.

Deadline: September 2, 2016

Structure Unbound: Interdisciplinary Book Art

Structure Unbound is a juried exhibition exploring the intersection of new media and traditional book arts. Works may include but not limited to: visual narratives, installations, sculptural book works, assemblage, and interactive media.

Deadline: September 6, 2016

Embracing Our Differences

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites all artists to be a part of this change through your submissions to its 14th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate.

Deadline: January 10, 2017

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International Performing Arts Camp 2016

Performing Arts Camp is the international residential workshop for performing arts practitioners from different countries working in various techniques, genres and styles. The program is open to dancers, choreographers, actors and contemporary circus performers with professional stage experience, multidisciplinary artists passionate and inspired by movement, dance and physical theatre, interested in practical research of contemporary performance practice together with colleagues from all over the world.

Helena InterArts Summer Workshop

The Helena InterArts Summer Workshop will culminate in a public performance incorporating music, dance, and visual arts with workshop students performing alongside visiting professional artists from musical group Diagnesis Duo, Cohesion Dance Project, and the Holter Museum.

August 12, 2016

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Into the Beautiful Poetry Contest

Open to Montana residents of all ages. Contest runs August 1 to October 15, 2016. This year’s theme: Daring.

Sustainable Arts Foundation

Up to five awards of $6,000 each and up to five Promise Awards of $2,000 each are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children.

Deadline: September 2, 2016

Red Hen Press

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Red Hen Press are given annually for a short story collection or novel and an essay collection or memoir.

Deadline: September 1, 2016

Red Mountain Press: Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Mountain Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Sarah Sousa will judge.

Deadline: September 15, 2016

Guide to Publicity and Promotion

This comprehensive guide provides expert advice from industry professionals and experienced authors on harnessing social media, organizing book tours, giving inspired readings, targeting news outlets, and more.

Free list of writing contests, writers conferences, calls for submissions, anthology listings and more!

Poets and Writers

Grants and Awards database lists writing contests with upcoming deadlines.

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Executive Director at Carbon County Arts Guild and Depot Gallery

The Executive Director of the Arts Guild is responsible for the general management and development of the Guild in a manner which achieves the organization’s mission as determined by the Board of Directors. Our mission includes programs, fundraisers, and maintenance of professional standards in accordance with the objectives and policies established by the Board of Directors.

Executive Director at the Elling House Arts and Humanities Center

The Elling House Arts & Humanities Center, a non-profit organization located in Virginia City, Montana, is seeking a well-rounded, experienced person for Executive Director. We are seeking a fun, outgoing, team-oriented individual with strong management experience and a professional mindset.

Theater Instructor in Littleton, CO

Seeking enthusiastic theater instructor who will work with students to teach the art of theater performance using voice, movement, characterization and improvisation in a variety of classes and performances. You must be dependable and enjoy working with children and adults.

Marketing Manager

Meany Center for the Performing Arts has an outstanding opportunity for a Marketing Manager .This individual is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of programs designed to meet or exceed the Center’s revenue, attendance and engagement goals.

Vice President of Development

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts ("DCPA") is the largest non-profit theater organization in the nation, presenting Broadway tours and producing its own theatre, cabaret, musicals, and innovative, multi-media plays.

Contact: kforshey

Performing Arts Teacher

All new hires will be probationary status unless the teacher is hired after the first student day of school, 8/3/2016. Per Master Agreement, when a position is filled after the opening of school by an individual who was not employed by the District in the previous school year, that employee will receive a one year temporary contract.

Acting Teacher, Vocal Music Teacher

Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy is hiring experienced acting instructors and directors. We believe in providing quality instruction in a fun and comfortable environment.

Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator

The position of Fine & Performing Arts Coordinator is done for the purpose of overseeing the day to day operations of the Reynolds High School Fine & Performing Arts Center to include daily administrative support functions; overall production coordination for auditorium productions and art productions to include scheduling, organizing, and coordination of exhibits, and overseeing student workers; maintenance of equipment including ensuring safety requirements are met; and serving as a liaison to staff, parents, students, and outside community groups who use the facility.

Technical Director in Logan, UT

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (Logan, Utah) is seeking applicants for a full-time Technical Director position. The Technical Director will oversee the technical needs (scenic, lighting, A/V, and props) of our growing summer festival currently consisting of 5-6 productions in 2 venues and as well as 4-5 concerts.

2D Art Education Instructor at the Emerson

The Emerson Center is the hub of arts and culture in the Bozeman Community. Located one block south of Main St. in a historic schoolhouse, the Emerson offers quality art education programming to all ages, year round. We are currently looking to hire a part time art instructor to teach a variety of artistic medias.

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Making Art Will Lower Your Stress Level

Making Art Will Lower Your Stress Level

"With tension and fear dominating the nightly news, it’s fair to assume that stress levels are high for a lot of people right now. New research suggests a simple way to lower them: Take a few minutes out of your day and make some art."

How to Wholesale Your Art or Handmade Work

"There are different models for selling your art or handmade work. Among them are selling retail, consigning, taking commissions, and also wholesaling. Selling your work wholesale means that an order is placed by a retailer, and that it is sold before it is made."

The Value of Art in Situ

"Selling artwork successfully means that you have to present excellent images of the art itself, but you must also give enough information to prospective customers to encourage a comfort level that allows them to say "yes" to a purchase."

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Jobs | Interesting Reading
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Humanities Montana Grants

Humanities Montana’s next grant application deadline is August 20, 2016 for regular (over $1,000) and Film and Digital Media grants. Grant decisions will be made by October 31.

Please note that Opportunity Grants are suspended until October 1, 2016, for programs beginning November 1 or later.

Montana Tourism Grants Available

Applications have opened for the fiscal year 2017 cycle of the Tourism Grant Program at the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development (MOTBD). Through FY17, funds will become available to support tourism-related projects under three categories: digital development, infrastructure, and event paid media advertising. The program is funded through the Lodging Facility Use Tax. Up to 5.8 percent of the tax distributed to the Department of Commerce will be available this fiscal year. Based on past collections, MOTBD estimates this amount could reach $1 million in fiscal year 2017, which began July 1, 2016.

Montana county and city governments, tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses are eligible to receive a grant. Match requirements apply and vary depending on the type of applicant. There is no deadline to apply; applications will be accepted continually and awarded as funds become available. Grant deadlines are ongoing.

NEA OUR TOWN GRANTS: Tips & Tricks for Success

July 27 at 3:00-4:00 pm ET

NEA Staff will give a presentation to assist applicants in crafting a compelling creative placemaking project application. The presentation will include an overview of creative placemaking resources, sample successful projects, the mechanics of a competitive Our Town proposal, and how to articulate anticipated project outcomes. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.

Gannett Foundation: For organizations in Great Falls (Gannett owns the "Great Falls Tribune")

Gannett Foundation: Community Action Grant Program

The Gannett Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that serve the communities where Gannett Co., Inc., owns a newspaper or broadcast station. The Foundation’s Community Action Grant Program’s priorities include education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment. Grants are generally in the $1,000 to $5,000 range. Grant requests are considered twice each year; the upcoming postmark deadline is August 29, 2016, for most locations. (Some locations have earlier deadlines, which are listed on the Foundation’s contact page.) Proposals should be submitted to the local newspaper publisher or TV station general manager. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines and download the application form.

Funds Available for Humanities Projects
National Endowment for the Humanities
Public Humanities Projects grants support efforts to bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. The application deadline is August 10, 2016.

NEA’s Big Read Has New Focus

Today the National Endowment for the Arts is announcing a new focus for the NEA Big Read program on contemporary authors and books written since the founding of the NEA 50 years ago. This is the 10th anniversary of the NEA Big Read, and we hope this updated list of books for communities to choose from will broaden the opportunities for discussion and increase the range of voices, perspectives, and writing styles for future NEA Big Read applicants to choose from. More information about this change is in the press release on the NEA’s website and copied below for your convenience. In addition, Amy Stolls, the NEA’s director of literature, has written a blog post about these changes to the NEA Big Read.

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Humanities Montana seeking board members

Do you share our passion for the humanities transformative power for all Montanans? Consider applying to serve on Humanities Montana’s board of directors. The application deadline for terms beginning January 1, 2017 is Friday, September 2. In order to be considered as a candidate, please submit a letter explaining your interest in serving, a resume, and two letters of recommendation to: Humanities Montana, 311 Brantly, Missoula, MT 59812-7848.

Board members meet three times a year in person and occasionally by conference call to review grants, review and approve programs, build the organization through outreach and fundraising, and generally support the mission of the organization. In order to serve Montana’s many communities as effectively as possible, Humanities Montana invites applicants representing diverse perspectives and belonging to varied backgrounds, as well as individuals keen to support the organization’s development goals.

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From the National Endowment for the Arts

Rachel Moore has wide experience as a dancer and as an arts administrator (e.g. former Executive Director American Ballet Theater and now President and CEO of The Music Center in Los Angeles). She shares that knowledge in her new book, The Artist’s Compass: The Complete Guide to Building a Life and a Living in the Arts.

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Instructor of Music (Pooled Position), Part-time

Montana State University- Bozeman, MT

At MSU , the only top-tier research university in a four-state region, music plays a very special role in the lives of both our students and our faculty. Our music, music education, and music technology degrees offer great choices for music majors, and our fifteen performing ensembles and a wide array of courses provide opportunities for majors, minors and non-majors. MSU is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and many engineering, science, business, humanities, education and fine arts majors find their musical home here.

Emerson Cultural Center Looking for New 2-D Art Instructor

The Emerson Center is the hub of arts and culture in the Bozeman Community. Located one block south of Main St. in a historic schoolhouse, the Emerson offers quality art education programming to all ages, year round. We are currently looking to hire a part time art instructor to teach a variety of artistic medias. This fall, the newly appointed instructor will teach drawing, painting and jewelry design to teens & adults. However, the right candidate will have experience teaching an array of medias to all ages. The applicant should also be willing to work with the Education Curator to implement other unique educational offerings in the future.

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Strategic Leadership: Every leader has weaknesses. Do you know what yours are?

Everyone has blind spots, and for leaders these often include strategic planning, domain-specific expertise or the way other people think about them, writes Naphtali Hoff. It’s important to build a warning system based on feedback from trusted sources to avoid overestimating your abilities and the depth of your support, he writes.

Nonprofits should alter fundraising to reach female donors

Nonprofits should adjust their fundraising tactics to appeal to female donors because men and women have different motivations for giving, according to Andrea Pactor, associate director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. "It’s very important for nonprofits to understand that women have increased access to income and wealth," she said.

Board Culture and Meetings

Meetings are the primary setting for the work of the board, and the way that you run your meetings reflects your board culture. By changing your meetings, you can help change your culture. This resource details key aspects of meetings that can be modified to establish the culture you seek.

PayPal adds in-app button for charitable giving

PayPal has added a button for charitable giving to its mobile app homepage. The button links to thousands of PayPal Giving Fund-approved charities, which will receive 100% of donations made through the app.

Predictive data could be driver for social change

The Huffington Post

Nonprofit leaders may be able to drive greater social change by using predictive data to measure the success of a program before it starts, writes Mission Measurement CEO Jason Saul. If successful, predictive data could help nonprofit leaders and policymakers better allocate resources, set new benchmarks for social programs and level the playing field for initiatives.

Facebook allows users to create fundraising pages for charity

Fortune

Facebook users will now be able to create fundraising pages to collect donations for charities of their choosing. Facebook Vice President of Product Management for Social Good Naomi Gleit said the tool will allow more personalization in fundraising while helping donors discover interesting causes.

2 ways nonprofits should measure impact

The Huffington Post

Nonprofits must measure impact in terms of data, but also by showing donors how their work changes lives, writes YMCA of Greater New York Chief Development Officer Gary Laermer. "Keeping donors engaged can be achieved by bringing them to sites for in-person tours of operations, having beneficiaries share their stories at events, and telling individual stories of success through emails, newsletters, videos and other communication vehicles," he writes.

7 practices of a successful nonprofit board

The NonProfit Times (Morris Plains, N.J.)

Successful nonprofit boards review and refresh their strategy annually, collaborate with senior talent and discuss succession planning twice a year, according to this piece. Other important practices include annual board evaluations and a one-year launch plan for new executives and board members.

Opinion: Board members must contribute to finances

Social Velocity Blog

While there should not be a financial "membership test" for nonprofit boards, all board members "must somehow contribute to the financial model of the nonprofit," writes Nell Edgington. "By allowing any individual board member, let alone your entire board, to make programmatic and organizational decisions without fully understanding and contributing to the financial model of the organization you are creating an enormous disconnect between mission and money."

8 steps to becoming a more resilient leader

The NonProfit Times (Morris Plains, N.J.)

Nonprofit leaders can foster resilience by creating a positive work environment, expressing optimism about the future and building strong networks. Resilient leaders also tend to think before they speak and observe patterns and implement change accordingly.

Website Offers First Ever-Live Stream of a Broadway Show for $10
"While tickets to the New York production are going for $52 to $147, the streamed show – offering 10 camera angles – goes for a mere $9.99 on computers, tablets, and smartphones. Or you can enjoy it on big TV screens by using Apple TV and Roku set-top boxes, but only if you pick a $169.99 (year-long) or $14.99 (one month) subscription to BroadwayHD."

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Job Opportunities | Food for Thought

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Tourism Grant Program Opens for Fiscal Year 2017

Through FY17, funds will become available to support tourism-related projects under three categories: digital development, infrastructure, and event paid media advertising.

Deadlines are ongoing.

National Endowment for the Arts | Big Read

The National Endowment for the Arts is announcing a new focus for the NEA Big Read program on contemporary authors and books written since the founding of the NEA 50 years ago. This is the 10th anniversary of the NEA Big Read, and we hope this updated list of books for communities to choose from will broaden the opportunities for discussion and increase the range of voices, perspectives, and writing styles for future NEA Big Read applicants to choose from.

Placemaking and Public Art Toolkit for Rural Communities

Jackson Hole Public Art is happy to announce the launch of the Places of Possibility Toolkit for Rural Communities in the Intermountain West. This toolkit contains resources for best practices, planning, community engagement, funding, launching, installing and amplifying your art and placemaking activities.

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Social Media: How to Be Everywhere all the Time with Brad Stephenson

Led by Brad Stephenson, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of using social media to communicate about your work and ideas; expand your audience, peer and professional network; and create a deeper connection with the general public.

August 2, 2016

Kickstarter School with Stephanie Pereira

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.

August 8, 2016

How to Approach and Engage with the Gatekeepers of the Art World (a 4 Part Series) with Sharon Louden

Led by artist Sharon Louden, this 4-part webinar series is geared to visual artists yearning for guidance on how best to approach and communicate with the gatekeepers of the art world: galleries, curators, collectors, museum professionals, and more.

October 4, 2016

Grant Station: Live Webinars

Creative Capital Webinars

All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.

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Oregon Art in Public Places Roster Opportunity

National and international artists are invited to submit qualifications for the Oregon Art in Public Places Roster. The Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts & Culture Council manage the percent for art programs for the State of Oregon, Multnomah County, and City of Portland. The Roster is a resource for public art selection panels to identify artists most suitable for their community and specific project needs.

Deadline: July 25, 2016

Oakland Park Public Art Project in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington County, Virginia is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in a public art opportunity at Oakland Park, located in the Virginia Square neighborhood of Arlington, VA. The selected artist/team will design, fabricate, and install a permanent work of art that will function as a shading element in the park that is being upgraded for enhanced user experience.

Deadline: August 8, 2016

City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with Fry’s Food Stores, a division of the Kroger Company, will commission two professional artists to create indoor murals for two new Fry’s grocery stores in the Phoenix area. The murals will be prominently displayed on a wall inside the stores as part of the Kroger Company’s commitment to involving artists in beautifying new stores in Arizona and throughout the nation.

Deadline: August 15, 2016

The Discovery Center

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, announce a public art competition to commission three site-specific entry-gates for The Discovery Center, a new environmental education center to-be-located in the Strawberry Mansion district of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.

Deadline: August 24, 2016

Oro Valley Senior Living Public Art RFQ

The Oracle Road Assisted Living project will be a 101 unit Assisted Living and Memory Care community. The development includes (1) two-story building with associated amenities, drives, parking, utilities, landscaping, artwork, etc. There are two main courtyards, one focused on memory care residents and the other providing recreational opportunities for the assisted living residents.

Deadline: August 15, 2016

Public Art Opportunity in Portland, Oregon

On behalf of the Oregon Zooand Metro Regional Government in Portland, Oregon, the Regional Arts & Culture Council invites artists/teams to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the Central Plaza / Polar Passage at the Oregon Zoo.

Deadline: August 8, 2016

Tucson Orthopedic Institute in Oro Valley RFQ

The below goals will aid in the selection of the commissioned artwork. The project should be an original, site specific design fabricated in safe, durable, low maintenance materials that may withstand the harsh Arizona climate in the summer months. Proposals should be complimentary to the overall natural landscape of the surrounding region.

Deadline: September 1, 2016

City of Roswell, Georgia

The City of Roswell, Georgia invites artists to submit proposals of existing outdoor art works for consideration for ArtAround Roswell 2017, a Sculpture Tour; a temporary art installation exhibited at various outdoor sites in the City of Roswell, Georgia. Proposals selected through this call will be considered for exhibition during 2017.

Deadline: August 22, 2016

City of Bowie’s Centennial Park

The City is seeking an artist/artist team to create, fabricate, and install an outdoor sculpture at its’ newly named Centennial Park located by Bowie City Hall. The city is celebrating its 100th anniversary of its incorporation.

Deadline: September 1, 2016

CDA Arts Commission seeks Artists for Mural Projects

The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission invites artists/artist teams to submit qualifications for consideration for two painted mural projects:

  • Sherman Square Park located at 315 Sherman Avenue in Downtown Coeur d’Alene
  • Centennial Trail Underpass

There is no theme for this Call to Artists; allowing for a creative interpretation that will reflect the vibrant beauty of the area.

Deadline: August 13, 2016

Orlando Airport

One or more artists sought to commission for designs for permanent specialty flooring for four areas of the Ticket Lobby Program. Flooring budget is $600,000. Finalist stipend for proposal, $1,000. Artist fee negotiated after selection. Work will be installed by a contractor selected by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Fry’s/Kroger Mural Project

The Kroger family of stores is excited to give local artists the opportunity to lend their talents to creating an uplifting experience in their stores. The objective of the mural project is to create a space that encourages community gathering and celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood.

Deadline: July 28, 2016

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Studio Manager at the Clay Studio of Missoula

The Clay Studio of Missoula (CSoM) seeks a part time Studio Manager to provide technical and studio support and building maintenance as needed. The Studio Manager establishes and maintains effective relationships with students, residents, and studio artists and gains their respect and trust.

Deadline: August 1, 2016

2D Art Education Instructor

The Emerson Culture is currently looking to hire a part time art instructor to teach a variety of artistic medias. This fall, the newly appointed instructor will teach drawing, painting and jewelry design to teens and adults.

Position open until filled.

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10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

Fast Company blog

By Chad Halvorson 7/15/2015

Fast Company & Inc © 2016 Mansueto Ventures, LLC

"If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers." Here are 10 juicy ideas for getting the most out of your creative day. Let’s face it; we all need some version of a hot cup of inspiration to start our day with! Kim Baraby Hurtle

Yes I am Free – The Inspiration of Dance and Paint

North Dakota Council on the Arts, Troyd Geist and I are both members of the2016 National Center for Creative Aging, ENGAGE Initiative,

State Arts Agency Community of Practice. I wanted to share a project that North Dakota was able to create and fund.

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