Health Care and Nonprofits

Everyone should go read this article by Tim Delaney at The Nonprofit Quarterly.

Here’s a snippet:
How can the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) totally overlook more than 10% of the American workforce?
recent CEA report regarding the economic impacts of health care reform on small businesses completely disregards the 15 million people employed by nonprofits (in 2008, according to DHHS [PDF]) and an entire sector that accounts for 11-12% of the nation’s GDP (in 2007, according to GAO [PDF]).

Thanks to Brian Magee at Montana Nonprofit Association for this one.

Health Care and Nonprofits

Artists 7-29-09


Below are two opportunities that cover several disciplines followed by one for performing arts and one for visual arts.

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TransCultural Exchange is now accepting proposals for its Spring 2011 Exhibition Series
Here, There and Everywhere: The Art of Collaboration
Alert to the internet’s dissolving of borders and the explosion of innovation through collaboration, TransCultural Exchange invites artists working in all disciplines to reach out to individuals around the world to create works for a second series of collaborative exhibitions entitled Here, There and Everywhere: The Art of Collaboration.
Proposals are currently being accepted. For more information please go to
Exhibitions of the resultant collaborative projects will be included in TransCultural Exchange’s catalog for Here,There and Everywhere: The Art of Collaboration, on the organizaion’s website and at the 2011 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts, which will take place in Boston April 8-10, 2011.
Applications for inclusion in the project are due November 15, 2009.Accepted artists and venues will be notified by December 15, 2009.

Call for Art & Writing Entries

Please find below the details of our 2009 Competition:
· The Competition has three categories: Artwork (including photography & sculpture), Fiction and Poetry
· One winner in each category will be awarded £500 (apx $750)
· Additional prizes include an Olympus E-420 SLR camera and a boutique holiday for two
· Winners and runners up will be published in the Aesthetica Annual 2010 edition
· Entry to the Creative Works Competition is £10 (apx $15)
· The entry fee allows the submission of either 5 images, 5 poems, or 2 short stories
· The closing date for the Creative Works Competition is 31 August 2009

For further details please visit:


USArtists International Guidelines Available
Program Supports American Artists at International Festivals
Baltimore, MD – July 15, 2009 The National Endowment for the Arts and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation announce the availability of guidelines for the 2009/2010 cycle of USArtists International(“USAI”), a program designed to support American performing artists at international festivals.
USAI provides support for American dance, music, and theatre artists who have been invited to participate in international festivals anywhere in the world outside of the United States. Applicants must be designated by the I.R.S. as a 501(c)(3) organization, or have a fiscal agent that is designated as a 501(c)(3) organization.
Guidelines for USAI are available online here. The deadlines for the program are September 8, 2009 for projects taking place between November 1, 2009 and October 21, 2010; January 8, 2010 for projects taking place between March 1, 2010 and February 28, 2011; and May 3, 2010 for projects taking place between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.


News from CIAO Gallery
We are in our new location on the Town Square of Jackson, Wyoming. We extend an invitation to visit our beautiful store at 66 S. Glenwood St. or do so by taking the virtual tour on our web site – .

This email is to update you on the latest shows and calls for art & artists.
CIAO Gallery also offers a juried show the 2nd Annual Call of the Wild.
The show is open to various styles and genres as represented by the artist on the subject of wildlife. All mediums will be reviewed. Please go to the CIAO website to download an application or to apply on line. The dead line for this show is August 7th, 2009. The show will run September 11th to October 30th, 2009. Opening for this show is scheduled during the evening of the annual Pallets to Palettes art walk in Jackson. This event is highly publicized and well attended.

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Arts Educators 7-29-09

Arts Educators,

Below you will find information on Target grants for field trips – arts included, funds for Native Language Preservation projects, MT Transition Training & Resource Center Emerging Leader Showcase Recruitment, two items from the Artful Manager blog – “others who engage research to promote the public value of the arts”, and Who’s Who at the Federal Cultural Agencies.

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K-12 Field Trips FundedTarget Field Trip Grants The Target Field Trip Grants program provides funds for K-12 field trips in order to give students throughout the country the opportunity to explore more of the world outside the classroom. For the 2009-2010 school year, 5,000 grants of up to $800 each will be awarded to educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and classified staff who are employed by accredited K-12 public, private, or charter schools. Types of eligible field trips include art, science, and cultural museum visits; community service and civic projects; and career enrichment opportunities. Funds may be used to cover trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, resource materials, and supplies. Online applications will be available from August 5 through November 3, 2009. Visit the Target website to learn more about the program.

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Funds for Native Language Preservation Projects Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy Project The purpose of the Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy Project, administered by the Endangered Language Fund, is to revitalize and perpetuate the aboriginal languages of the American Indian Nations whose ancestors encountered the 1803-1806 Lewis & Clark Expedition. Support is provided for Native language education programs, curricula, or projects; individual study by Native language students; and research efforts to document and record a Native language for future preservation and education. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000, and require a 1:1 match. The application deadline is October 15, 2009. Visit the Endangered Language Fund website to download a copy of the Request for Proposals.

MT-TIRC Emerging Leader Showcase Recruitment

Please note – this message is for Montana residents only. If you are an out-of-state listserv member, please disregard this message and accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

One of the goals of the MT-TIRC (Montana Transition Training, Information and Resource Center) Project is to expand the vision of what is possible for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities to learn, live, work and play in their communities. MT-TIRC will create an annual publication(s) to highlight and share innovative examples and stories of young adults with developmental disabilities being active, participating members of their communities. Information will be shared about how the supports necessary to help them realize these possibilities were identified and funded or provided. We are looking for examples of young people, age 18-30, in Montana who have a developmental disability according to the Montana definition (see below) and have creatively organized their supports to:
* Live in the community (on their own or with family or friends) and/or
* Work in the community (including owning their own business) and/or
* Access inclusive education (high school, college, trade school, community classes) and/or
* Participate in recreation and leisure activities that are inclusive (that is, alongside people without disabilities)
We want examples of supports that have been creatively organized around the person, individualized to their interests and needs. These supports can be organized and managed by a funded adult agency or family and friends. We are also looking for examples of creative funding such as blended services and natural supports, use of Social Security Administration work incentives, privately funded services or traded or bartered supports. Montana definition of developmental disability:Attributed to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or any other neurological handicapping condition closely related to mental retardation and requiring treatment similar to that required by individuals with mental retardation which: originated before age 18; has continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely; and constitutes a substantial handicap to the person. To nominate yourself or someone you know as an Emerging Leader, please contact Kim Brown for a brief Nomination Form and Media Consent form via email at or by phoning (406) 243-4852.
If selected, Emerging Leaders will be contacted to arrange an interview and photo session for the Showcase.

THE ARTFUL MANAGER WEEKLY SUMMARY a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor,
Greg Sandow offers some tough love to Chorus America, and others who engage research to promote the public value of the arts.
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2009

Twitter makes an old idea newly possible.
Posted: Friday, July 24, 2009

Who’s Who at the Federal Cultural Agencies
When administrations change it can be hard to keep up with comings and goings. Here is a quick rundown of cultural agency transitions. We’ve tried to provide links to additional biographical or background information as appropriate.

National Endowment for the Arts

Patrice Powell continues as acting chairman, pending confirmation of the new NEA chairman. The position of senior deputy chairman is currently vacant.

NEA Chairman: Rocco Landesman has been appointed by President Obama. Not yet confirmed.

Director of Communications: Yosi Sergant.

Deputy Chairman for Grants & Awards: Bill O’Brien, formerly director of the Theater and Musical Theater program.

Director of Government Affairs: Anita Decker worked in President Obama’s U.S. Senate office serving as his downstate director, and was on the staff of his election campaign.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Carole M. Watson currently serves as acting chairman. President Obama has nominated former congressman Jim Leach as the chairman pending Senate confirmation.

President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

First Lady Michelle Obama is the honorary chairman. Candace Katz (long-time deputy director) is the interim executive director.

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Anne-Imelda M. Radice, appointed by President Bush in 2005, is the current director. Radice was the interim NEA chair after John Frohnmayer’s resignation during the George H. W. Bush administration.

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