Arts Organizations 6-30-2011

Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on flood resources available from the National Trust, Tourism Infrastructure Project grants, funding for revitalizing and perpetuating the aboriginal languages of the American Indian Nations whose ancestors encountered the 1803-1806 Lewis & Clark Expedition, Board Café: Ten Myths About Nonprofit Boards, “Will Cognitive Dissonance Undermine your Informational Campaigns?” and one job opening in Idaho for a dance educator.
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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/
In the wake of all this flooding, we are seeing many historic properties that have sustained damage.  Jenny Buddenborg of the National Trust just sent this information to me, and it is very valuable.  Please take a look, and if you know of a property that may qualify for intervention funds, please let her (or me) know and we’ll do our best to help.
Kate Hampton
Hey Kate,
I talked with Patty yesterday and she said that flooding has become an issue on several reservations and other areas with historic properties in MT.  Would you mind forwarding some National Trust resources to the CLGs and THPOs?  We have the following:
1.      A free, downloadable National Trust publication entitled “Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings”:  http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/technical-assistance/flood-recovery/additional-resources/flood-book/Flood-Damage.pdf.
3.      Preserve America publication entitled, “Preparing to Preserve: An Action Plan to Integrate Historic Preservation into Tribal, State, and Local Emergency Management Plans,” is particularly relevant to THPOs:  http://www.doi.gov/oepc/12-18-08%20Preparing%20To%20Preserve.pdf.
We also have a small amount of available grant money through our Intervention Fund that provides assistance to historic properties affected by natural disasters.  The application works on a rolling deadline.  People can contact me directly for more information on the grant program.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Jenny
Jennifer Buddenborg | Program Officer, Mountains/Plains OfficeNational Trust for Historic Preservation | 535 16th Street, Suite 750, Denver, CO  80202
P 303.623.1504 | F 303.623.1508 | E
jennifer_buddenborg@nthp.org | www.PreservationNation.org   
Montana Department of Commerce Grant Program Offers $530,000 for Tourism Infrastructure Projects
August 3, 2011 Application Deadline
The Montana Department of Commerce has a total of $530,000 in state lodging tax funds available for tourism-related facility improvement projects through the 2011 Tourism Infrastructure Investment Program (TIIP).
Non-profit organizations, local and tribal governments are encouraged to apply for TIIP grants as part of the funding packages they use to improve Montana’s visitor attractions and facilities. The deadline for the 2011 TIIP grant applications is Wednesday, August 3, 2011
  
The Commerce Department’s TIIP grants are for tourism-related “brick and mortar” projects sponsored and operated by non-profit organizations or local and tribal governments.
Information about eligible projects, program guidelines and application forms are available on the Montana Office of Tourism’s Intranet site www.travelmontana.mt.gov/forms or you can contact Victor Bjornberg at the Montana Office of Tourism, 406-841-2795, vbjornberg@mt.gov.
The Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Legacy Project has been created within the Endangered Language Fund for the purpose of revitalizing and perpetuating the aboriginal languages of the American Indian Nations whose ancestors encountered the 1803-1806 Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Native Voices grants must be matched by the recipient on a 1:1 basis. The match can be in cash or in-kind goods or services.
Deadline
October 17, 2011. Decisions will be delivered by the end of December.

Ten Myths About Nonprofit Boards

It seems as if there’s always somebody at the board meeting saying, “That’s what nonprofit boards are supposed to do.” Sometimes it’s even the executive director. Here is a quick directory to the most common myths wreaking havoc in nonprofit boardrooms:
Myth #1: Nonprofits have to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley
In the wake of the Enron and other corporate scandals, this federal act of 2002 was designed to improve accuracy of disclosures by publicly held companies. Provisions include certification of financial reports by the CEO and CFO, having non-staff on the board’s Audit Committee, prohibition of personal loans to executives, and so forth.
Reality: Only two SOX provisions apply to nonprofits:
·        Stronger whistleblower protections
·        Longer retention of certain legal records
For more in Blue Avocado: Sarbanes-Oxley and Nonprofits
Myth #2: The best size for a board is 16.
Nonprofit Online News: http://news.gilbert.org/ Weekly Edition for Monday, June 20, 2011
+ Will Cognitive Dissonance Undermine your Informational Campaigns?
   Most of the organizations I’ve worked with for the last thirty years have some degree of commitment to the notion that people will change their beliefs if they know the facts. Does yours? Do you find yourself thinking or saying “if people knew…” or “we need to get this information out there….”? If you’re working with an issue that is deeply charged in some fashion or where the beliefs related to that issue are tied up with people’s social identity, then you may be fighting a losing battle.
   In her article on the role of cognitive dissonance in the climate change issue, Rania Khalek offers some accessible insights into…
   Read the rest of this post:
   Straight to the article:
JOB OPENINGS
Job Opportunity: Dance Educator, University of Idaho

The University of Idaho’s Department of Movement Sciences and the College of Education seeks a dance educator for a nine-month full-time temporary position.

The ideal candidate will have teaching expertise in advanced modern dance technique and advanced jazz technique, and in two or more of the following areas: dance appreciation, dance technology, dance kinesiology, dance conditioning and injury prevention, dance production, and other dance techniques (e.g., world dance, tap, hip hop, etc). The successful candidate will be expected to direct one main stage dance concert each year, choreograph and/or reconstruct for main stage dance concerts, build dance outreach in local and state communities, advise and mentor dance majors and minors, coordinate university non-major course offerings, serve on college and university committees, and assist other dance faculty in program responsibilities.

Selection process will begin July 21, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on-line at http://ccsso.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=44ba250ea8&e=fa55d9595e.

Arts Organizations 6-30-2011

Artists 6-30-2011

Artists,
Below you will find a call to artists from ZACC, funding for revitalizing and perpetuating the aboriginal languages of the American Indian Nations whose ancestors encountered the 1803-1806 Lewis & Clark Expedition, links to art museums’ online presence, two new videos from Art21 and one job opening in Idaho for a dance educator.
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/
Call To Artists
The ZACC Artist in Residence Program is designed to promote the artistic development of budding artists, immersing them in a creative community, and providing vital resources for the creation and promotion of their art. Resident Artists receive free studio space or educational pay in exchange for a set contribution of paid or volunteer hours (funding dependent). The number of hours required depends upon the type of residency applied for.
We have three types of Residencies at the community center.
Year-long educational residency
Six month shared studio residency
To apply, please visit www.zootownarts.org/residency
EDUCATIONAL RESIDENCIES FOR NOVEMBER 2011-NOVEMBER 2012 ARE DUE JULY 15TH.
The Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Legacy Project has been created within the Endangered Language Fund for the purpose of revitalizing and perpetuating the aboriginal languages of the American Indian Nations whose ancestors encountered the 1803-1806 Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Native Voices grants must be matched by the recipient on a 1:1 basis. The match can be in cash or in-kind goods or services.
Deadline
October 17, 2011. Decisions will be delivered by the end of December.
Visit a Museum Virtually
The Museum of Online Museums: http://lists.opi.mt.gov/newsletters/link.php?M=908&N=308&L=602&F=H is a list of museums that offer online exhibitions.  Some of the museums include virtual tours while others are photo galleries.  Some of the museums include the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (I’ve sent this before but think it’s worth a rerun. Beck)

Art 21 News
New Videos: Shana Moulton and Kalup Linzy
A Brief History of Shana Moulton & Whispering PinesNew York Close Up Episode #001: Should an artist separate herself from the character she creates? In this film, artist Shana Moulton traces the development of her ongoing video and performance series Whispering Pines and its central protagonist Cynthia. Shana charts the various ways in which fiction and autobiography meld and diverge in the character of Cynthia, played by the artist herself.
Kalup Linzy & James Franco, That’s Entertainment!New York Close Up Episode #002: What’s the difference between art and entertainment? In this film, artist Kalup Linzy prepares for his debut performance as Kalup & Franco–a performance art music-based collaboration with the actor James Franco–at Rob Pruitt’s 2010 Art Awards at Webster Hall in the East Village. Kalup & Franco are the closing act for a Hollywood-style awards show where celebrity and contemporary art merge in ambiguous ways.
DANCE
Job Opportunity: Dance Educator, University of Idaho

The University of Idaho’s Department of Movement Sciences and the College of Education seeks a dance educator for a nine-month full-time temporary position.

The ideal candidate will have teaching expertise in advanced modern dance technique and advanced jazz technique, and in two or more of the following areas: dance appreciation, dance technology, dance kinesiology, dance conditioning and injury prevention, dance production, and other dance techniques (e.g., world dance, tap, hip hop, etc). The successful candidate will be expected to direct one main stage dance concert each year, choreograph and/or reconstruct for main stage dance concerts, build dance outreach in local and state communities, advise and mentor dance majors and minors, coordinate university non-major course offerings, serve on college and university committees, and assist other dance faculty in program responsibilities.

Selection process will begin July 21, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on-line at http://ccsso.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=44ba250ea8&e=fa55d9595e.

Artists 6-30-2011

Arts Educators 6-30-2011

Arts Educators,
Below you will find a link to many art museums’ online presence and two videos from Art21.
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/
Visit a Museum Virtually
The Museum of Online Museums: http://lists.opi.mt.gov/newsletters/link.php?M=908&N=308&L=602&F=H is a list of museums that offer online exhibitions.  Some of the museums include virtual tours while others are photo galleries.  Some of the museums include the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (I’ve sent this before but think it’s worth a rerun. Beck)
Art 21 News
New Videos: Shana Moulton and Kalup Linzy
A Brief History of Shana Moulton & Whispering PinesNew York Close Up Episode #001: Should an artist separate herself from the character she creates? In this film, artist Shana Moulton traces the development of her ongoing video and performance series Whispering Pines and its central protagonist Cynthia. Shana charts the various ways in which fiction and autobiography meld and diverge in the character of Cynthia, played by the artist herself.
Kalup Linzy & James Franco, That’s Entertainment!New York Close Up Episode #002: What’s the difference between art and entertainment? In this film, artist Kalup Linzy prepares for his debut performance as Kalup & Franco–a performance art music-based collaboration with the actor James Franco–at Rob Pruitt’s 2010 Art Awards at Webster Hall in the East Village. Kalup & Franco are the closing act for a Hollywood-style awards show where celebrity and contemporary art merge in ambiguous ways.
Arts Educators 6-30-2011

SHPO Grants Manager Job Opening

A wonderful opportunity to work with a small dedicated preservation staff in the management of Montana’s state historic preservation dollars – incoming and outgoing. Interest from applicants with preservation backgrounds, yet strong demonstrated financial skills and fiscal responsibility, is also welcomed.
Work under the Big Sky!
For more information, see job posting or contact:
Mark F. Baumler, Ph.D.
State Historic Preservation Officer
Montana Historical Society
P.O. Box 201202
Helena, MT 59620-1202
(406) 444-7715
SHPO Grants Manager Job Opening

Artful Exhibits

“A Feast for the Eyes: Iconic works chosen from the museum’s collection include Fay Jones’ triptych Body Fires.”

Tacoma Art Museum ties flowers to fine art
by Seattle area writer Valerie Easton
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/pacificnw/2015138127_pacificplife05.html

The Tacoma Art Museum, in Washington State, recently held a special exhibit bringing floral designers together with artists, who have depicted flowers in their artwork. From June 10-12, 2011 [real flowers have a short exhibit-life after all] the Tacoma Garden Club and the Tacoma Art Musueum collobarated on the exhibit. A Pacific Northwest article, a supplement to The Seattle Times, describes the event and reveals that the deYoung Museum in San Francisco has curated a similar melding of the arts for more than a quarter century.

What an a colorful idea.

Valerie Easton is a Seattle freelance writer and author of “The New Low-Maintenance Garden.” Check out her blog at http://www.valeaston.com.

Artful Exhibits

Artists 6-15-2011

Artists,
Below you will find information on Humanities Montana grant deadlines, a film festival for K-12 filmmakers, a TED talk referenced by the Artful Manger blog (just because I found it so fascinating), and opportunities for visual arts, film, dance and crafts – CERF+ would like to make sure that any professional craft artist seriously affected by the flooding is aware of the disaster relief assistance available from CERF+.
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/
Humanities Montana Grant Deadlines:
Applications for $5000 and less – 20th of Feb, May, August, and Nov
Applications over $5000 – 20th of April, August, and Dec
Film and digital production – 20th of August
Opportunity grants ($1000 max) – At least two weeks prior to program
School is out so maybe some of you know K-12 filmmakers and can pass this along:
NW Film Center
Rules & Eligibility
Any young filmmaker in grades K-12 living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, or Utah may enter a film, video, animation, or multimedia work in any theme or style made after September 1, 2009. Filmmakers should select from two categories: grades K-6 or grades 7-12. Group projects as well as individual works are acceptable. All entries must be student produced. Adult guidance and instruction is permissible, but the planning, production, and selection of subject matter must reflect student effort. Submission deadline is June 30, 2011. There is NO entry fee. http://www.nwfilm.org/festivals/youngfestival/submit
Submission Deadline:
JUNE 30, 2011
Jury Process
A jury panel of media professionals and educators will select winning entries. Criteria for selection include: age/grade, originality, artistic merit, technical achievement, and conviction in investigation of subject matter. The use of original music is strongly encouraged.
Mail Entries To:
YPFF
Northwest Film Center
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
Questions?
Contact Festival Coordinator, Kristin Konsterlie at 503-221-1156 x16 or e-mail kristin@nwfilm.org.
THE ARTFUL MANAGER | a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor, ataylor@artsjournal.com
THE ART OF THE (DIGITAL) INTERFACE… (interesting visual representations of data and something for musicians too – Beck)
I’ve already admitted my fascination with data visualization in many prior blogs. This talk by interface and data visualization designer Aaron Koblin offers a particularly plentiful smorgasbord.
Posted: Friday, June  3, 2011
VISUAL ARTS
MONTANA ARTISTS – CALL FOR ARTWORK
MONTANA: PRESERVING PLACE
Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2011 
Are you interested in joining the collective vision of artists interested in preserving Montana place? Art Mobile of Montana invites artists to submit art work for the 2011-2012 season, that reflect on important land, air, water, and wildlife issues of our time. What do you see as the most pertinent issues to preserving Montana?
Art Mobile of Montana tours an educational exhibit of Montana artists’ works throughout Montana, each year. Our exhibits pique the imagination, promote thoughtful discussion and appreciation for craftsmanship, color, composition, and design. We serve schools and community groups, bringing art lessons and teacher education to the schools.
For submission guidelines contact:
Jennifer Thompson, Teaching Artist at jennifer@prhmontana.org  594-1095
(or open the AMM Call attachment – Beck)
FILM
The Montana CINE International Film Festival features films on a broad range of topics and issues that lead to dialogue on critical and contemporary issues, and help to complete a global snapshot of our world.
Films entered may relate to environmental issues, cultures, native and indigenous peoples, land use, water, socio-political issues, outdoor recreation, hunting and conservation, climate change, energy and in general, the world around us and our place within it.
Films entered may be features or documentaries, shorts or long form; professional, amateur or student made.  They may be from any production year.
Call for entries: deadline: August 15, 2011
DANCE
Executive Director position at ODC in San Francisco, California.
ODC is a groundbreaking contemporary arts institution with longstanding roots in the San Francisco community. Its mission is to cultivate artists, inspire audiences, and engage a diverse community through dance. The organization was formed by faculty member Brenda Way in 1971 as a collective of artists at Oberlin College in Ohio where the name ODC originates (Oberlin Dance Collective). Read More…
CRAFTS
Greetings from CERF+.
This message is going out to CERF+’s contacts in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota due to current and potential flooding in your state. We hope you have avoided loss from the flooding and any additional flooding this spring and summer is minimized.
CERF+ would like to make sure that any professional craft artist seriously affected by the flooding is aware of the disaster relief assistance available from CERF+.
If, as a craft artist, you have suffered loss, please contact us when able. If, as an arts organization representative, you know of craft artists in the flood areas, or plan to correspond with your artist constituents in the near future, please pass this information on. If there are organizations that directly work with artists in your community that you think we should know about, please send us their contact information.
CERF+’s programs include: 
·        Grants up to $2,500; 
·        No-interest loans up to $8,000; 
·        Booth fee waivers at craft shows; 
·        Discounts on materials and equipment from suppliers and manufacturers; 
·        Assistance with business development through referrals to consultants and other low or no-cost resources
For eligibility requirements and more detailed information, please click here or contact us at:
CERF+
PO Box 838
Montpelier, VT 05601
We also want to remind you that CERF+’s Studio Protector website not only has disaster planning resources, but also information and resources to help artists and those helping them in the post-disaster cleanup effort. Here are links to the Cleanup and Salvage sections of the website.
The Studio Protector also has information on getting help from other relief providers and the arts sector.  The online information is at: http://www.studioprotector.org/OnlineGuide/DisasterRelief.aspx.
Artists 6-15-2011