Foundation Center Available On-Line at the Bozeman Library

Hello Fellow Non-profits!
I wanted to send a reminder about a very important service the Bozeman Public Library provides for organizations just like us: the Foundation Center database. I’m sure many of you are like me at this time of the year – hoping to make budget, struggling with upcoming budgets, and working on programs for 2011. A great tool to help with this is right here in the Library – one of only five libraries in the state to host the Foundation Center, free to the public.
Stop by and check it out. It’s worth it.
Foundation Center Available On-Line at the Library
The Foundation Center helps grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public better understand the field of philanthropy. Their web site http://www.foundationcenter.org/ is available free for you to use here in the Library and is designed to guide you quickly to the information you are looking for, including instruction on funding research, help with proposal writing, and tools for locating prospective funders. Stop by the Reference Desk on the second floor to find out more about the Foundation Center and its website.
Foundation Center Available On-Line at the Bozeman Library

Arts Organizations 5-18-2011

Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on a workshop on Managing You Federal Grants, Board Café: Four Ways to Remove a Board Member and Should You be Considering a Merger?, Board Insurance: Do You Really Need It?, open source ticketing from the Artful Manager blog, CultureTrack 2011, an Interview with Kristen Madsen – Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY and MusiCares Foundations, Free and Simple Ideas for Staff Development, and two job openings – one is Executive Director for the MT Nonprofit Association.
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/
Managing Your Federal Grants Management Risks 
1/2 day workshop in Missoula
Does your nonprofit receive government grants (or plan to)?  Are you responsible for managing these grants?  Join us for this half-day workshop to learn how to manage grants and avoid the key problem areas that get some grant recipients in trouble.  You’ll learn the specifics of OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, and A-133 and you’ll learn what auditors look for when testing internal control and compliance. Highlights include:
·        Costs charged to grants – allowability, period of availability, documentation
·        Payroll expense charged to grants  – documentation
·        Procurement policy requirements – what it should contain
·        Suspension & debarment requirements – what you should know when contracting for services using federal funds
·        Sub-recipient monitoring – what to do and how to document
Managing Your Federal Grants Management Risks
Who: 
Paula Jacques, Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co. P.C.
Day:    June 9 2011, Missoula, MT         
Time:  1:00pm-4:30pm
Cost:   MNA Members $50
           Non-Members $95

Learn more and register

Four Ways to Remove a Board Member

Occasionally, a board member needs to be removed from the board. In some cases, a conflict of interest or unethical behavior may be grounds to remove an individual from the board. In other cases, the behavior of a board member may become so obstructive that the board is prevented from functioning effectively.
The best boards often have strongly felt disagreements and heated arguments. Challenging groupthink and arguing for an unpopular viewpoint are not grounds for getting rid of a board member. But if a board member consistently disrupts meetings or is otherwise destructive and demoralizing, it may be appropriate to consider removing the individual from the board:

Should You Be Considering a Merger?

When times are tough, funders start to think that mergers are a good idea for nonprofits. And sometimes nonprofits themselves agree, but don’t know how to think about it or how to go about it. Here’s a short article by merger consultant David La Piana, and a link to a free downloadable comprehensive booklet on nonprofit mergers.
Should your nonprofit be considering a merger or some other way to combine formally with another organization? Mergers, joint ventures, fiscal sponsorship arrangements, and virtual nonprofits are all examples of “strategic restructuring.” This goes beyond collaboration to bring orgnaizations into formal, deeper forms of alliance. Nonprofits are viewing these options with increasing interest in an economic downturn.
You organization and your board might be interested in these intense partnerships:

Board Insurance: Do You Really Need It?

We wanted an expert’s view on what nonprofits need to know about Directors & Officers (board) liability insurance, so we asked Susan Bradshaw, VP at the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group. (And don’t miss the link to a free booklet on D&O at the end of the article):
In today’s tight economic environment, nonprofits are facing tough budget decisions, and one expense that often comes up is D&O insurance (Directors & Officers liability insurance). How should a board of directors think about this insurance?
Some statistics from our 10,000 insured nonprofits to get your attention: To read more: http://www.blueavocado.org/node/642

           
THE ARTFUL MANAGER | a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor, ataylor@artsjournal.com
OPEN SOURCE TICKETING, 1.0…
Cool things are evolving at Fractured Atlas, as they announce version 1.0 of their open source ticketing and patron management software for independent artists and small arts organizations.
Posted: Wednesday, May  4, 2011
Culture Track 2011
CultureTrack 2011 is the fifth installment of LaPlaca Cohen’s ongoing national research study of the attitudes and behaviors of cultural audiences, conducted in partnership with AMS Planning & Research. It examines trends in attendance at visual and performing arts events, and the motivators and barriers that affect participation. Current on-line and social media practices are examined, as well as long-term behavioral trends.
Barry’s Blog: Interview with Kristen Madsen – Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY and MusiCares Foundations.
Bio: Kristen Madsen is currently the Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation, two charitable foundations established by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (the GRAMMY Awards). In that position she has overseen an expansion of revenues and distribution of programs and services nationwide, including the launch of a televised fundraising concert which garnered two EMMY Nominations in 2007. She also oversaw MusiCares being awarded a 4-Star rating by the charity watchdog organization Charity Navigator.
Before transitioning to head up the Academy’s Foundations, Madsen served as Vice President of Member Services for the Recording Academy for 8 years. Prior to joining the Academy, she was President of the California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, a trade association for the 300 arts councils in California. Previously, she directed the Performing Arts Touring and Presenting Program and Community Arts Development Program for the Utah Arts Council, was a booking manager for the Repertory Dance Theatre, and served a fellowship at the National Endowment for the Arts.
Madsen is a board member of Grantmakers in the Arts, The Actors Fund and the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, and the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board.  She has a B.S. in political science and completed course work for a Masters of Arts Administration.
http://blog.westaf.org/
Free and Simple Ideas for Staff Development
Nonprofits and government agencies can take advantage of some of the 52 free and simple staff development opportunities brainstormed at Bank of America’s Neighborhood Excellence Initiative (NEI) leadership program in October 2010. During times of austerity, organizations need to keep their staff engaged and motivated when they are unable to spend scarce resources on expensive external training classes. Ideas include allowing all staff the opportunity to present at organizationwide meetings, participate in the annual budget process, or help plan staff seminars on professional development.
JOB OPENING
Executive Director Montana Nonprofit Association Application Deadline – 5/27

The deadline for application materials for MNA’s Executive Director position is just two weeks away. Interested candidates should review the Executive Director Position Announcement and supporting materials which are linked at the right or may be downloaded from the MNA website by clicking here.  Applications must be received via email by close of business on May 27, 2011.

Brookfield Craft Center is looking for a talented, experienced Education Director to lead the initiative to expand and enhance our education program. The successful candidate will possess excellent organizational, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, be a self-starter and have both appreciation and knowledge of American craft. If you or someone you know might be a good candidate, please click here for the full job description, http://www.brookfieldcraft.org/jobs/

Arts Organizations 5-18-2011

Arts Educators 5-18-2011

Arts Educators,
Below you will find online art resources for teachers, an Interview with Kristen Madsen – Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY and MusiCares Foundations, and one job opening.
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/
Free Online Art Resources for Teachers
Web Site Guides Teachers to Federal Resources Children’s literature, rocketry, engineering, artists, government, boomtowns, consumers, and conservation are the focus of new resources at FREE, the web site that makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government:  http://www.free.ed.gov/
ART related items include:
ArtBabble.org is an online community that features videos about art and artists. It includes a range of videos from the National Gallery of Art – interviews with artists, explorations of works (six videos on Vermeer’s “Woman Holding a Balance”), and quirky, fun pieces.  http://www.free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=2182
International Children’s Digital Library aims to make the best in children’s literature from around the world available free on the web. It includes nearly 5,000 books in over 50 languages in a child-friendly format for reading online Search books by language, award winning titles, and more.  http://www.free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=2187
Barry’s Blog: Interview with Kristen Madsen – Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY and MusiCares Foundations.
Bio: Kristen Madsen is currently the Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation, two charitable foundations established by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (the GRAMMY Awards). In that position she has overseen an expansion of revenues and distribution of programs and services nationwide, including the launch of a televised fundraising concert which garnered two EMMY Nominations in 2007. She also oversaw MusiCares being awarded a 4-Star rating by the charity watchdog organization Charity Navigator.
Before transitioning to head up the Academy’s Foundations, Madsen served as Vice President of Member Services for the Recording Academy for 8 years. Prior to joining the Academy, she was President of the California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, a trade association for the 300 arts councils in California. Previously, she directed the Performing Arts Touring and Presenting Program and Community Arts Development Program for the Utah Arts Council, was a booking manager for the Repertory Dance Theatre, and served a fellowship at the National Endowment for the Arts.
Madsen is a board member of Grantmakers in the Arts, The Actors Fund and the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, and the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board.  She has a B.S. in political science and completed course work for a Masters of Arts Administration.
http://blog.westaf.org/
JOB OPENING
Brookfield Craft Center is looking for a talented, experienced Education Director to lead the initiative to expand and enhance our education program. The successful candidate will possess excellent organizational, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, be a self-starter and have both appreciation and knowledge of American craft. If you or someone you know might be a good candidate, please click here for the full job description, http://www.brookfieldcraft.org/jobs/

Arts Educators 5-18-2011

Artists 5-18-2011

Artists,
Below you will find information on two new videos from Art21, an Interview with Kristen Madsen – Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY and MusiCares Foundations, and opportunities for Native American artists, visual artists, musicians and film/video 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/
Art 21 New Videos: Hiroshi Sugimoto and Paul McCarthy
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Becoming an ArtistExclusive Episode #141: Filmed in his New York studio, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto recounts his student days studying Western philosophy (Hegel, Kant, Marx) in Tokyo, encountering Oriental philosophy (such as Zen Buddhism) in California, and his interest in the history of Modernism-all schools of thought that demonstrate “the human ability to see things in a different way.”
Paul McCarthy: “Central Symmetrical Rotation Movement”Exclusive Episode #142: Artist Paul McCarthy discusses his interest in art as political theater and his sculptures as akin to amusement park rides. Featuring the works “Bang Bang Room” (1992), “Spinning Room” (2008), and “Mad House” (2008) in the exhibition “Paul McCarthy: Central Symmetrical Rotation Movement, Three Installations, Two Films” (2008) at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Barry’s Blog: Interview with Kristen Madsen – Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY and MusiCares Foundations.
Bio: Kristen Madsen is currently the Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation, two charitable foundations established by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (the GRAMMY Awards). In that position she has overseen an expansion of revenues and distribution of programs and services nationwide, including the launch of a televised fundraising concert which garnered two EMMY Nominations in 2007. She also oversaw MusiCares being awarded a 4-Star rating by the charity watchdog organization Charity Navigator.
Before transitioning to head up the Academy’s Foundations, Madsen served as Vice President of Member Services for the Recording Academy for 8 years. Prior to joining the Academy, she was President of the California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, a trade association for the 300 arts councils in California. Previously, she directed the Performing Arts Touring and Presenting Program and Community Arts Development Program for the Utah Arts Council, was a booking manager for the Repertory Dance Theatre, and served a fellowship at the National Endowment for the Arts.
Madsen is a board member of Grantmakers in the Arts, The Actors Fund and the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, and the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board.  She has a B.S. in political science and completed course work for a Masters of Arts Administration.
http://blog.westaf.org/
NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS

First Peoples Fund Invites Applications for Artist in Business Leadership Program

The First Peoples Fund‘s Artist in Business Leadership Program is designed to help entrepreneurial Native American artists develop their marketing and business skills and build self-sustaining, arts-based businesses.
This one-year, self-directed program provides a working capital grant of up to $5,000 to support work on a marketing plan/strategy or business goal as defined by the artist applicant. Additional program benefits include technical assistance, a professional network of peers, and travel expenses to FPF’s professional development workshops. The fellowship places emphasis on new works to stimulate creativity and a renewal of energy in Native art expression.
To be eligible, an artist must have five or more years of experience in marketing his or her art at Indian art markets and galleries, and have wholesale experience. Applicants must have chosen art as a means to obtain economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their family, and must have worked to establish themselves as independent, credible artists with viable community-based businesses.
Applicants must be members of a Northern Great Plains tribe located in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Nebraska, the Eastern Plateau region of Idaho, Oregon, or Washington; a tribe from the Great Lakes region of Minnesota, Michigan, or Wisconsin; a tribe belonging to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard states; or a Hawaiian or Alaska Native. Affiliated Canadian First Nations artists are also eligible.
Artists are selected for the program based on demonstrated artistic talent, evidence of entrepreneurial experience and potential, and adherence to the values of the First Peoples Fund.
Here is the URL to the website with more information http://www.firstpeoplesfund.org/artists_artist_in_business_leadership.html
VISUAL ARTS
MONTANA ARTISTS – CALL FOR ARTWORK
MONTANA: PRESERVING PLACE
Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2011 
Are you interested in joining the collective vision of artists interested in preserving Montana as place? Montana artists are invited to submit art for the 2011-2012 season for the Art Mobile of Montana’s traveling exhibition. We serve schools, including Native American Reservation schools; as well as community groups, Hutterite colony Schools, after school groups and home school groups. We are looking for art that reflects important land, air, water, and wildlife issues of our time. What do you see as the most pertinent issues to preserving Montana? For submission guidelines contact
Jennifer Thompson: jennifer@prhmontana.org
MUSIC
French-American Jazz Exchange Application
Deadline Fast Approaching!
The application deadline for the 2011-2012 French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) program is May 31, 2011 for projects taking place between September 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. A program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and FACE (“French-American Cultural Exchange”), FAJE supports projects designed collaboratively by French and American professional jazz artists that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of the art form.  Projects eligible for support can include creative residencies, composition, recording, performances, and other activities that develop new professional relationships and audiences. 
FILM/VIDEO
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Announces Call For Entries
Missoula, Montana – The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the premier venue for nonfiction film in the American West, is seeking submissions for its ninth annual event. From February 17-26, 2012 the festival will screen 100+ films, including world and U.S. premieres, classics, rare and experimental works
The competition is open to non-fiction films and videos of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates. Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Best Documentary Short (15-50 minutes), Best Mini-Doc (under 15 minutes) and best documentary about the American West (the Big Sky Award).
DVD (NTSC/PAL), VHS (NTSC/PAL), DVCAM (NTSC/PAL), HDV (NTSC), and miniDV (NTSC/PAL) accepted for preview.
Enter via Withoutabox.com at – <http://www.withoutabox.com/login/3969>
or download entry form in pdf format at – <http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/bsdff/festival/submissions>
If you would like an entry form emailed to you in pdf format, send a request to <callforentries@bigskyfilmfest.org>.
For more information visit <http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/>

Artists 5-18-2011

Montana Non Profit Association Executive Director Opening

Executive Director Application Deadline – 5/27
Dear MNA Members and Friends:

The deadline for application materials for MNA’s Executive Director position is just two weeks away. Interested candidates should review the Executive Director Position Announcement and supporting materials which are linked at the right or may be downloaded from the MNA website by clicking here.  Applications must be received via email by close of business on May 27, 2011.
Know of someone who might be interested and/or a great candidate? Please help MNA in our recruitment process and pass along the Executive Director Position Announcement to anyone who comes to mind.

Thank you!
MNA Board of Directors

 

Montana Non Profit Association Executive Director Opening

Montana Arts Council Job Opening

Indian Art Market Development Manager Position

This is a .25 FTE (quarter-time) position with flexible hours.  The employee may work at the arts council’s Helena office, or he/she may work as a “satellite employee” or as a telecommuter from any location in Montana.  There is no requirement to commute daily to Helena if the employee is not working out of the Helena office.  If telecommuting, the employee should have an office space in which to work that is free of distractions.  It should also have a professional work environment appearance. The arts council has several “satellite employee/telecommuter” staff members who live in other parts of Montana and only come to Helena when necessary.  The agency has developed its own telecommuter agreement which the employee will need to sign if they live outside of Helena.  The agency will reimburse expenses incurred as part of this position, the parameters for which will be outlined in the telecommuter agreement.  The agreement itself will be negotiated upon hiring.

Montana Arts Council Job Opening

Congrats to MCT, Inc!!!

Congrats to MCT, Inc!!!
May 17, 2011             

Contact: Liz Stark, 202-682-5744, starke@arts.gov

           

Chairman Rocco Landesman Announces the latest

National Endowment for the Arts Grants

NEA to invest more than $88 million to support arts projects nationwide
Washington, D.C. — National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman today announced the latest round of NEA funding for Fiscal Year 2011 totaling more than $88 million awarded through 1,145 grants to not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide. 
Chairman Landesman said, “NEA research shows that three out of four Americans participate in the arts. The diverse, innovative, and exceptional projects funded in this round will ensure that Americans around the country continue to have the opportunity to experience and participate in the arts.”
This round of funding is provided through four grant programs: Access to Artistic Excellence, Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth, Arts on Radio and Television, and Partnership Agreements (State and Regional).
Access to Artistic Excellence grants foster and preserve excellence in the arts and provide access to the arts for all Americans. Grants in this round focus on two primary themes: access to the arts and preservation activities. A broad range of activities are funded in the disciplines of dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting, theater, and visual arts. Projects include outreach, touring, artists’ workshops and residencies, technology, preservation, recordings, and conferences and symposia. In addition, this round of funding includes grants to local arts agencies. Through the Access to Artistic Excellence category, 789 grants out of 1,415 eligible applications are recommended for funding for a total of $24.9 million.
Examples of projects supported by Access to Artistic Excellence grants include:
·       Southwest Chamber Music Society (Pasadena, CA) is recommended for a $35,000 grant to support Ten Freedom Summers, a recording and national performance tour of a new work by composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith inspired by the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1964.
·       Missouri Historical Society (aka Missouri History Museum) (St. Louis, MO) is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support the preservation of costumes from the Katherine Dunham Dance Company’s collection, primarily those created by scenic and costume designer John Pratt. Once conserved, these pieces will be photographed, catalogued in museum records, digitized on the museum’s online database, and made available for exhibition.
·       Public Art Fund, Inc. (New York, NY) is recommended for a $40,000 grant to support In the Public Realm. The program provides emerging visual artists (selected through an open call) with opportunities to create temporary art projects for non-traditional public exhibition spaces in New York City.
·       National Constitution Center (Philadelphia, PA) is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support the Fighting for Democracy Theater Exhibition Project. The hybrid theater exhibition will integrate an interactive theater production incorporating live performance, multimedia installation, and online educational tools for audience members with the Fighting for Democracy exhibit in the National Constitution Center’s exhibition gallery.
·       University of Arkansas Main Campus (Fayetteville, AR) is recommended for a $30,000 grant to support a revitalization plan for the Pettaway neighborhood. To be created in partnership with the Downtown Little Rock Community Development Company, the revitalization plan will use affordable housing and transportation principles to link existing and new neighborhoods to create liveable places within the turn-of-the-century Pettaway neighborhood.
Please see the complete listing of projects receiving Access to Artistic Excellence grant support in this round of fiscal year 2011 funding.
Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth grants strengthen American educational opportunities by providing children with focused arts instruction, exposing them to legendary artists, and introducing children to artworks of the highest quality. The recommended projects require educators to give students in-depth, challenging learning experiences. Through the Learning in the Arts category, 229 grants out of 706 eligible applications are recommended for funding for a total of $7.4 million.
Examples of projects supported by Learning in the Arts grants include:
·       Regional Arts & Culture Council (Portland, OR) is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support Right Brain Initiative, a professional development seminar that brings together school administrators, teachers, and teaching artists to integrate the arts into Portland-area schools’ curricula. The project will provide hands-on training for teachers and artists to integrate and assess arts learning across the curriculum, leading to classroom collaborations in theater, music, dance, and visual arts.
·       New School University (New York, NY) is recommended for a $50,000 grant to support PetLab, a professional development project based on the principles of game design. In partnership with the Institute of Play, participants will engage in and instruct others in design-based processes, including problem-solving, sketching, prototyping, testing, and modifying.
·       InsideOut Literary Arts Project (Detroit, MI) is recommended for an $80,000 grant to support the Voices High School Literary Expansion program, in which teams of writers-in-residence will visit Detroit public high schools to present a literature program to enhance the schools’ curriculum throughout the school year. Services will include year-long creative writing residencies in selected classes; creative writing teaching units developed with classroom teachers; guest poets; one-on-one mentoring in a writing center;; publication in literary journals; and public performances.
·       SAY Sí (aka San Antonio Youth YES!) (San Antonio, TX) is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support Project Say Sí, a multidisciplinary “open studio” visual arts program. High school students will conceptualize, produce, refine, and eventually exhibit and sell their own artwork in a manner that parallels the working process of professional artists.
Please see the complete listing of projects receiving Learning in the Arts grant support in this round of fiscal year 2011 funding.
Arts on Radio and Television grants support the development, production, and national distribution of radio and television programs on the arts. The recommended projects will support the creation and presentation of more than 3,100 hours of arts programming, including television and radio programming, as well as projects that stream on the Internet, and mobile phone and tablet applications. Through the Arts on Radio and Television category, 64 grants out of 145 eligible applications are recommended for funding for a total of $4 million.
Examples of projects supported by Arts on Radio and Television grants include:
·       Association of Independents in Radio, Inc. (Boston, MA) is recommended for a $50,000 grant to support the second phase of Makers Quest 2.0 (MQ2), a national collaboration among independent producers, public radio and television stations, and communities. There will be 10 separate media production teams “assigned” to invent new approaches to storytelling and distribution that blends traditional broadcast with digital platforms and tools.
·       Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN) is recommended for a $30,000 grant to support the production of The Global Hit segments on the weekday news and information radio program The World. The daily feature showcases world music for American audiences, offering listeners a unique perspective on other cultures through the medium of music.
·       Independent Television Service, Inc. (aka ITVS) (San Francisco, CA) is recommended for a $170,000 grant to support the selection, acquisition, and packaging of films for the public television series Independent Lens. This weekly PBS series provides the public with access to innovative, dramatic, animated, and documentary works by independent filmmakers.
Please see the complete listing of projects receiving Arts on Radio and Television grant support in this round of fiscal year 2011 funding.
Partnership grants provide support to 55 state, jurisdictional, and territorial arts agencies, six regional arts organizations, the National Association of State Arts Agencies, and Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. In total, more than $52 million was awarded through this category. Please see the complete listing of Partnership grants.
A state-by-state listing of all the grants announced in this release is also available.
The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.  To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at arts.gov.
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Congrats to MCT, Inc!!!