Measuring the Impact of Operating Support

Measuring the Impact of Operating Support

Many grant makers struggle with the question of how to measure
the impact of operating support grants – flexible awards that
provide unrestricted funding for nonprofit organizations. A report
from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) explores
this measurement dilemma, suggesting ways that grant makers
might assess how operating support grants affect recipient organizations
as well as the communities they serve. To learn more,
download General Operating Support, Vol. 2: Assessing the Impact from the GEO
Web site. (Free registration is required.) http://www.geofunders.org/home.aspx

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Measuring the Impact of Operating Support

UM HOSTS MARKETING WORKSHOP FOR MONTANA ARTISTS

May 19, 2009

Contact: Geoff Sutton, project manager, Montana World Trade Center, 406-243-6982,
geoff at mwtc dot org

UM HOSTS MARKETING WORKSHOP FOR MONTANA ARTISTS

MISSOULA –

The Montana World Trade Center will host a marketing workshop for artists on The University of Montana campus in June. The Marketing for Artists Workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, in Gallagher Business Building Room 123. The cost of attendance is $50, which includes lunch.
The workshop will focus on the business resources available to artists and will include a panel discussion by successful Montana artists who will share their experiences. The workshop is designed to help artists enhance their marketing efforts.
Nationally renowned artist Dana Boussard will give the opening remarks and provide insights from her career in the arts. Other topics and speakers include:
· Entrepreneurship resources for business plans – Michael Braun, UM School of Business Administration.
· Web site development and online selling opportunities for artists – Nicole Hagerman, Montana World Trade Center; Chris Johnson, Cynergy Advertising.
· Micro-business development – Marilyn Besich, Montana State University – Great Falls College of Technology.
· Opportunities and support available from the Montana Department of Commerce – Lonie Stimac and Sara Warren, Montana Department of Commerce; Amita Patel, Montana Community Development Corporation.
· Career opportunities in the museum and nonprofit industries – Steve Glueckert and John Calsbeck, Missoula Museum of Art; Kay Grissom-Kiely, Montana Museum of Art and Culture.
· Successful artists panel – Stephanie Frostad, Claire Emery, Leslie Stavern-Millar and Barbara Karst.
For more information or to register for the workshop, call MWTC Project Manager Geoff Sutton at 406-243-6982.

UM HOSTS MARKETING WORKSHOP FOR MONTANA ARTISTS

Serenade/The Proposition

Take a 3-Minute Vacation Right Now…A Dance to Commemorate Abraham Lincoln

Blue Avacado

This year the country is celebrating the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.Take a 3-minute vacation by watching this snippet of Serenade/The Proposition, a commemorative dance by the New York City-based nonprofit Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (it starts a little slow but hang in there). Founder and artistic director Bill T. Jones choreographed the piece, the company says, by using Lincoln’s own words and those of his contemporaries to honor the slain president’s legacy with “a rumination on the nature of history.”

Serenade/The Proposition

Arts Educators 5-20-2009

Arts Educators,

Below you will find information on National Science Foundation & the arts, Bank of America local grantmaking, a Museum of Online Museums, Quincy Jones: Arts Education in America, and recipients of the 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowships.

Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.

Regards,
Beck

National Science Foundation Connects Arts and Science
Did you know that the National Science Foundation (NSF) http://www.nsf.gov/index.jsp is interested in funding the arts? The NSF’s Informal Science Education program http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503391&org=DRL&from=home is looking for collaborative projects between arts and sciences that promote lifelong learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a variety of informal settings. The deadline for preliminary proposals for the next grant round is June 25. For more information about this or other NSF programs for which artists and arts organizations are eligible, contact Al DeSena adesena@nsf.gov .

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Local Community Programs Supported
Bank of America Charitable Foundation: Local GrantmakingThe Bank of America Charitable Foundation works to create neighborhood excellence in the communities served by the bank in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. While local community priorities determine how funding is allocated, grants typically fall into four main categories: Community Development, Education, Health and Human Services, and Arts and Culture. Each of the company’s markets, in partnership with local community leaders, sets specific target areas of interest within these major categories. There are no deadlines for grant applications. Visit the company’s website to access the priorities for local funding in each region.

Coudal Partners Transmission From Chicago No. 60
http://coudal.com/newsletter/recent.php
The Museum of Online Museums
Spring has sprung in our Museum of Online Museums and the galleries are full of new exhibits and listings. Admission is always free, but beware: it’s a serious time-suck. (There are amazing websites linked from here – Beck)

QUINCY JONES: Arts Education in America
Hufffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/quincy-jones/arts-education-in-america_b_201127.html

Last Thursday the Arts Endowment announced the recipients of the 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowships. See the release at www.nea.gov/news/news09/2009-NEA-Heritage-Fellows-Announced.html . Profiles with bios and work samples are in the NEA National Heritage section at www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/

Arts Educators 5-20-2009

Arts Organizations 5-20-2009

Arts Organizations,

Below you will find information on Form 990-N, National Science Foundation connects Arts and Science, Cultural Exchange Fund travel subsidy program, Bank of America local grantmaking, “Survival Strategies for the Arts”, “Burn Out – Recognizing it, Dealing with it”, Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates: Current Outlook (2009 Edition), and recipients of the 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowships.

Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.

Regards,
Beck

IRS Reminds Small Organizations to File e-Postcards
All calendar year tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $25,000 or less must now file their electronic Form 990-N, known as the “e-Postcard,” by the May 15 deadline. Non calendar year “e-Postcard” filers must file the annual electronic notice by the 15th day of the 5th month following the end of their annual accounting period. Learn more at http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=169250,00.html
To file for an extension you can submit Form 8868 by May 15th by visiting http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8868.pdf
(The deadline is past but if you should have and didn’t …. Beck)

National Science Foundation Connects Arts and Science
Did you know that the National Science Foundation (NSF) http://www.nsf.gov/index.jsp is interested in funding the arts? The NSF’s Informal Science Education program http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503391&org=DRL&from=home is looking for collaborative projects between arts and sciences that promote lifelong learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a variety of informal settings. The deadline for preliminary proposals for the next grant round is June 25. For more information about this or other NSF programs for which artists and arts organizations are eligible, contact Al DeSena adesena@nsf.gov .

The Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF) is a travel subsidy program supported by
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist U.S. based presenters in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies and their collaborators and in seeing the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context. The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) recognizes that promoting global cultural exchange is essential for audience and community engagement in the performing arts and provides an opportunity for presenting professionals to expand and deepen their knowledge of artists, traditions and cultures from around the world.

Arts Presenters will award travel subsidies to individual presenters, non-profit presenting organizations and to groups of presenters traveling to see the work of artists, companies and/or to develop and advance projects with international artists and their collaborators. All applicants must be active members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

Please visit www.artspresenters.org for more information on how to apply for the grant. You may also contact Alison McNeil, toll free at 1-888.820.ARTS or amcneil@artspresenters.org should you have any questions related to the program.

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Local Community Programs Supported
Bank of America Charitable Foundation: Local GrantmakingThe Bank of America Charitable Foundation works to create neighborhood excellence in the communities served by the bank in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. While local community priorities determine how funding is allocated, grants typically fall into four main categories: Community Development, Education, Health and Human Services, and Arts and Culture. Each of the company’s markets, in partnership with local community leaders, sets specific target areas of interest within these major categories. There are no deadlines for grant applications. Visit the company’s website to access the priorities for local funding in each region.

Survival Strategies for the Arts
Feature Articles • By John Killacky • May 15, 2009 •
John Killacky, artist and arts funder, not only knows that we need the arts now more than ever, but gives us ten survival strategies for arts organizations and one for audience members — and reminds us that all of us are audience members.
The arts are where hope lives. And right now, as the very tenets of civil society are being re-written, and as health and human service needs rise, there is legitimate concern about whether the arts will survive, how the arts can thrive. To read more: http://www.blueavocado.org/node/369

Barry’s Blog:
With cuts to programs, performance schedules, and services, PLUS layoffs and budget woes, burn-out is increasingly common for arts administrators at all levels. Find out how to identify burn-out in yourself and in your staff, and how to cope with it. BURN OUT – RECOGNIZING IT, DEALING WITH IT

Foundation Giving Grew Modestly in 2008 But Declines Expected in 2009, New Foundation Center Report Finds 3/31/09
In the midst of a deepening economic crisis, U.S. grantmaking foundations increased their giving 2.8 percent in 2008 to an estimated $45.6 billion, according to Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates: Current Outlook (2009 Edition). Given continuing economic instability, over 67 percent of foundations surveyed said they expect to reduce their 2009 giving.
http://foundationcenter.org/media/;jsessionid=XRJ30JXYUCZI5LAQBQ4CGW15AAAACI2F
Scroll down to find the above headline and there is a link to download the report.

Last Thursday the Arts Endowment announced the recipients of the 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowships. See the release at www.nea.gov/news/news09/2009-NEA-Heritage-Fellows-Announced.html . Profiles with bios and work samples are in the NEA National Heritage section at www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/

Arts Organizations 5-20-2009

Artists 5-20-2009

Artists,

Below you will find two items of general interest followed by two opportunities for performing artists and one for visual artists.

Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.

Regards,
Beck

Coudal Partners Transmission From Chicago No. 60
http://coudal.com/newsletter/recent.php
The Museum of Online Museums
Spring has sprung in our Museum of Online Museums and the galleries are full of new exhibits and listings. Admission is always free, but beware: it’s a serious time-suck. (There are amazing websites linked from here – Beck)

Last Thursday the Arts Endowment announced the recipients of the 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowships. See the release at www.nea.gov/news/news09/2009-NEA-Heritage-Fellows-Announced.html . Profiles with bios and work samples are in the NEA National Heritage section at www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/

PERFORMING ARTS

The Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF) is a travel subsidy program supported by
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist U.S. based presenters in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies and their collaborators and in seeing the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context. The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) recognizes that promoting global cultural exchange is essential for audience and community engagement in the performing arts and provides an opportunity for presenting professionals to expand and deepen their knowledge of artists, traditions and cultures from around the world.

Arts Presenters will award travel subsidies to individual presenters, non-profit presenting organizations and to groups of presenters traveling to see the work of artists, companies and/or to develop and advance projects with international artists and their collaborators. All applicants must be active members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

Please visit www.artspresenters.org for more information on how to apply for the grant. You may also contact Alison McNeil, toll free at 1-888.820.ARTS or amcneil@artspresenters.org should you have any questions related to the program.

Artists Sought for ArtsMarket, Premiere N.C. Performing Arts Showcase
The North Carolina Arts Council is accepting showcase applications for ArtsMarket, one of the top performing arts showcase and booking conferences in the nation. Applications should be received in the Arts Council office no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2009.
Co-sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council and the North Carolina Presenters Consortium, the biennial ArtsMarket will bring more than 500 performing artists, agents and booking coordinators to High Point on November 9–11, 2009.
Artists selected to showcase their work will have fifteen minutes of performance time. Artistic quality and professional touring capability are the primary factors determining the selection of showcase artists. Beyond these essential ingredients, the selection panel will take into consideration the following criteria to create the overall showcase programs: diversity of art forms; racial, ethnic and geographic diversity; range of fees to accommodate presenters of varying budgets and venue sizes; mix of North Carolina and out-of-state performers; and a mix of artistic representation and management. The selection panel will also give preference to artists who did not showcase at the 2007 ArtsMarket.
Artists applying for showcase time should submit a narrative, work sample and nonrefundable registration fee of $20. Applications should be received in the Arts Council office no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Notification of selection decisions will be mailed by the beginning of September.
For more information and the online application form, artists should visit www.ncpresenters.org/artsmarket.shtml.
If you have questions, you can contact Jack Le Sueur, the audience development administrator for the North Carolina Arts Council at jack.lesueur@ncdcr.gov.

VISUAL ARTS

Please find attached the call for entry for Art in Public Places, Inc. (AiPP) on behalf of a public art initiative for the City of Bend, Oregon known as ArtMatch, seeks to commission a permanent large scale work of art for Riverbend Community Park in the Bend Metro Parks & Recreation District.
Please note this is the second call for Riverbend Community Park with a deadline of June 30, 2009. Please note our prior call for the same site that was posted in 2008, did not result in a commission.

Artists 5-20-2009