MAC LAUNCHES THEIR ARTS IN MONTANA HEALTHCARE SURVEY

Around the world, the arts are finding their way into healthcare settings in ever more diverse ways.

Patients, their families, staff, direct care providers, administrators and those protecting the financial bottom-line, are discovering that there are a variety of real benefits to this. The Montana Arts Council has embarked on an online survey project to inventory the state of the arts and healthcare in Montana to determine where our technical and financial assistance might best be directed. We will survey artists, arts organizations, medical direct-care providers and administrators of healthcare settings separately.

As an Artist, Direct Care Provider, Administrator of a Montana healthcare facility, or Arts Organization, we will be inviting you to participate in this research. Your inside help is key to establishing an accurate picture of our state and we would appreciate your assistance and expertise. The first two online surveys, for Artists and Arts Organizations, are now open for responses. The remaining Direct Care Provider and Healthcare Administrator surveys will follow soon. The online survey will take approximately 10-12 minutes and all responses will be anonymous.

TO PARTICIPATE, please go to:
http://art.mt.gov/
Choose either the ARTIST SURVEY, or the ARTS ORGANIZATION SURVEY

Questions or Comments, Please contact:
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Executive Assistant & Percent-for-Art Manager
khurtle@mt.gov
406-444-6639

MAC LAUNCHES THEIR ARTS IN MONTANA HEALTHCARE SURVEY

Arts Organizations 6-30-2010

Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information about important tax credits for nonprofits, a Research Report “Audience 2.0: How Technology Influences Arts Participation”, Board Café: Golden Rule of Board Resignations, and seven (!) job openings. (hummm)
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
MNA (MT Nonprofit Association) and the National Council of Nonprofits work to secure two important tax credits for nonprofits.
The first is for all qualified small employers – both nonprofits and for-profits – who can immediately claim a tax credit when they pay for at least half of the health insurance premiums for their employees. The full credit will be available to employers with 10 or fewer workers with average annual wages of $25,000, while organizations with up to 25 or fewer employees and average annual wages of up to $50,000 will be eligible for part of the credit.
Click here [ http://www.councilofnonprofits.org/public-policy/federal-policy-issues/health-care-reform/small-employer-health-credit ] for specific and detailed information about how to claim the health credit.
The second allows most employers, including nonprofits, to keep the 6.2 percent payroll taxes on certain new hires, thus lowering their cost. This payroll tax forgiveness provision expires at the end of the year, so nonprofits will save more the sooner they hire eligible unemployed workers.
Click here [ http://www.councilofnonprofits.org/public-policy/federal-policy-issues/economic-recovery/jobs/hiring-incentive-now-available ] for specific and detailed information about how to save on payroll taxes.
New on the Nat’l Endowment for the Arts Web Site
NEW MEDIA
See the release on the new Research Report “Audience 2.0: How Technology Influences Arts Participation that Sunil Iyengar, Director of Research & Analysis, discussed at this morning’s meeting of the National Council on the Arts: http://www.arts.gov/news/news10/new-media-report.html

Golden Rule of Board Resignations

At some point you may resign from a nonprofit board before your term is up. You might be angry, disappointed, or just too busy. Don’t botch your resignation: do it right.
Most often as board members we stick out our term limits and leave the board feeling good about what we’ve contributed. But there are also times when you resign before your term is up. Maybe you’ve missed a lot of meetings or maybe you’re moving to another city. Maybe you’re uneasy with the direction the organization is taking, or maybe you feel that as a board member you are treated like a “mushroom”: kept in the dark and fed manure (!).
Regardless of your reason, you can just walk away quietly, or make a weak excuse, or you can use the moment to give meaning to your resignation, both to you and to the board.
Following are some ways to make significance out of your resignation:
JOB OPENINGS
Deadline: July 15, 2010
National Dance Institute
New York, New York
Projected Start Date: August 16, 2010
Application Deadline: July 15, 2010
Employment Opportunity: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking a Program Assistant for the National Partnerships team in the Education Department. Duties include administration and support for a suite of national arts education services provided to education and arts professionals around the country. Salary in the high $20,000’s. The application process closes 7/7/2010. Details are posted online at http://ccsso.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=e8662ea13a&e=fa55d9595e.
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=299100014
Society for the Arts in Healthcare
Washington, DC
Deadline: August 1, 2010
Director of Development http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=99300026
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
Berkshires, Massachusetts
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=298900021
Education Through Music
Los Angeles, California
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=298700022
Theatre for a New Audience
New York, New York
Arts Organizations 6-30-2010

Artists 6-30-2010

Artists,
Below you will find a call for submissions from World Savvy, two new videos from Art21, and two opportunities for Native artists.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
Opportunity: World Savvy Call for Submissions

US based education nonprofit, World Savvy, is looking for contemporary and traditional artists of all kinds (visual art, personal stories/creative writing/journalism, film/video/animation, music/audio, photography, public art/conceptual art) who address or are in conversation with topics related to the theme of “Sustainable Communities.”

ELIGIBILITY: All living artists worldwide working in any media or format. We are especially interested in including works that have been completed post 2000, and special attention will be paid to those who submit work created in the past five years. No entry fee required.
MEDIUM: Any medium or format welcome, including literary arts.

IMPORTANT DATES:
July 20, 2010 @ 5pm………Submissions deadline
July 25, 2010……………….Notify selected artists with contract (emails will be sent)
August 1, 2010………………Artist accepts contract (notify World Savvy via email)
TBD – Fall 2010……….. Collaborator’s Guide release

Submission guidelines can be found in PDF form here:www.worldsavvy.org/docs/Call_for_Submissions-Art+Sustainability.pdf
For more information or questions, contact Call for Submissions Coordinator Katina Papson at katina@worldsavvy.org.
Art21 News
 Exclusive Videos: Jeff Koons and Allan McCollum
Our latest Exclusive videos feature two artists who build strong visual vocabularies while relinquishing control over aspects of the production of their work. For each artist, the value of art is located not in the object or its maker but in what “happens inside the viewer.”
Jeff Koons: Potential
Episode #109: Jeff Koons tells a story from his childhood about finding a sense of self through making art, asserting that art has the potential to inspire similar transformations within each viewer.
Allan McCollum: Shapes Ornaments
Episode #110: Horace & Noella Varnum in Sedgwick, Maine, describe their experiences working with artist Allan McCollum on the Shapes from Maine (2009) exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York.
NATIVE ARTISTS
from GrantStation.com
http://www.nefa.org/grants_services/national_native_artist_exchange  
The National Native Artist Exchange, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, is designed to support the exchange of artistic skills and knowledge among Native artists. American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists throughout the United States may apply to teach, learn, and collaborate in traditional and/or contemporary Native art forms through travel from one region to another across the nation. Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded based on budgets appropriate to the scope of travel. Requests must be received at least two calendar months prior to the departure date of the proposed trip. Visit the New England Foundation for the Arts website to review the program guidelines.
First Peoples Fund
Artist in Business Leadership Program
Call for Applications
 
The 2011 Artist in Business Leadership Program is an independent business arts fellowship program that features a working capital grant of up to $5,000 to be used to support a one year marketing plan/strategy or business goal as defined by the artist applicant.  Artists will receive technical assistance, a professional network of peers, as well as travel funds to participate in FPF’s individualized professional development workshops. The fellowship also provides a focus on new works to stimulate creativity and a renewal of energy in Native art expression.

Eligibility Requirements

·        Artist applicants must be in mid career (5+ years) in their experience in marketing their art at Indian art markets, galleries, and have wholesale experience
·        Artists will have chosen art as a means to obtain economic self-sufficiency for their family and to establish themselves as independent, credible artists with viable community based businesses,
·        Be a member of a Northern Great Plains tribe located in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Western Dakota of Minnesota, Nebraska, the Eastern Plateau region of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, a tribe from the Great Lakes Region of Minnesota, Michigan, or Wisconsin, a tribe belonging to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard states, or an Alaskan tribe. Affiliated Canadian First Nations artist applicants are eligible.
·        Must demonstrate a strong vision and articulated plan for implementing effective market strategies over the one-year fellowship period and will effectively use this opportunity to explore New Works and demonstrate marketing initiative effectively.
Grant amount: $5,000
For more information please visit our website at www.firstpeoplesfund.org

Phone: (605)348-0324
Email at
miranne@firstpeoplesfund.org

Artists 6-30-2010

Arts Educators 6-30-2010

Arts Educators,
Below you will find information for a survey on assessing student learning in the arts (deadline today but I bet they leave it up longer), Conference for Community Arts Education in November, two Art21 videos, and three job openings.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
There is a new post on my blog: Not settling for average  http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
Participate in the National Endowment for the Arts Survey on Assessing Student Learning in the Arts(Deadline is today but I bet they keep it open longer – Beck) 

WestEd, on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), requests your participation in a survey regarding assessment in the arts.

Through this project, the NEA seeks to collect and analyze information on current practices and trends in the assessment of student learning in the arts.  Identifying needs is the first step in moving toward meeting these needs and to help advance the state of student assessment in the arts in this country.

Survey topics include:
– assessment tools you have used in the past and their usefulness
– what you consider to be the needs in the field
– what you need in terms of arts assessment

Responses will only be published in aggregate form. To access the survey, please click on the link below, or copy and paste the link into your web browser, and hit “start” to begin the survey.

http://www.surveythrutheweb.com/nea/ccsso

When you log into the survey, you will be assigned a unique access code so you can complete the survey in more than one sitting; you may return to the survey and resume where you left off at any time using this access code. 
Please complete the survey by June 30, 2010.
The National Guild’s 73rd Annual Conference for Community Arts Education is now open. The Conference will be held November 4-6 at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, with pre-conference institutes on grantwriting, partnerships and creative aging on November 3. Visit www.communityartsed.org  for program details, registration, financial aid and special discounts for new members and early registrants.
 Exclusive Videos: Jeff Koons and Allan McCollum
Our latest Exclusive videos feature two artists who build strong visual vocabularies while relinquishing control over aspects of the production of their work. For each artist, the value of art is located not in the object or its maker but in what “happens inside the viewer.”
Jeff Koons: Potential
Episode #109: Jeff Koons tells a story from his childhood about finding a sense of self through making art, asserting that art has the potential to inspire similar transformations within each viewer.
Allan McCollum: Shapes Ornaments
Episode #110: Horace & Noella Varnum in Sedgwick, Maine, describe their experiences working with artist Allan McCollum on the Shapes from Maine (2009) exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York.
JOB OPENINGS
Projected Start Date: August 16, 2010
Application Deadline: July 15, 2010
Employment Opportunity: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking a Program Assistant for the National Partnerships team in the Education Department. Duties include administration and support for a suite of national arts education services provided to education and arts professionals around the country. Salary in the high $20,000’s. The application process closes 7/7/2010. Details are posted online at http://ccsso.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=e8662ea13a&e=fa55d9595e.
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=298700022
Theatre for a New Audience
New York, New York
Arts Educators 6-30-2010

Call For Submissions for the Gene D. Cohen Research Award in Creativity and Aging

The Gene D. Cohen Award, sponsored by the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), recognizes and honors the seminal work of Dr. Gene Cohen, whose research in the field of creativity and aging has shifted the conceptual focus from a problem paradigm to one of promise and potential. Dr. Cohen has inspired us to approach longevity asking what wonders can be achieved, not in spite of age, but because of age. The award is presented annually to a professional whose research in the field of creativity and aging demonstrates these positive attributes.

Deadline for Nomination
Monday, August 2, 2010

Requirements
• A formal nomination letter
• A brief statement (maximum 500 words) detailing how the nominee meets the
criteria of the award
• Research Abstract
• Peer review articles or other related documents
• Up to 2 letters of support

In order to nominate someone for the Gene D. Cohen Award in Creativity and Aging, please send your nomination packet to awards@geron.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject of “Gene D. Cohen Award Nomination – NOMINEE NAME HERE.” Please remember to substitute your nominee’s name in the subject.

Visit the GSA Website at: http://www.geron.org/or the NCCA Website at:http://creativeaging.squarespace.com/gene_cohen_award/ or contact info@creativeaging.org for more information.

Call For Submissions for the Gene D. Cohen Research Award in Creativity and Aging

MAC announces online learning opportunities with MNA

The Montana Arts Council is pleased to announce an opportunity for leaders of Montana-based nonprofit arts organizations to attend workshops presented by the Montana Nonprofit Association at no charge.

MAC has established a special fund to be used exclusively to subsidize full registration costs for directors, staff and board members of Montana non-profit arts organizations. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis, until the funds are exhausted. The fund is for MNA trainings, MNA webinars or in-person MNA workshops.

TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS

1. Go to the MNA website – http://www.mtnonprofit.org/

2. Select the menu item titled Upcoming Events

3. Select the event you wish to attend and complete the registration process

4. At the end of the process at the payment section, there is a place to enter a discount code:

ENTER DISCOUNT CODE: MTARTS

5. Your balance due should then show as zero.

If you are experiencing problems registering, call MNA at 406.449.3717

MAC announces online learning opportunities with MNA