Arts Educators 11-23-2011

Arts Educators,
Below you will find resources for educators on Art21’s new website, two new videos from Art 21 and three job openings.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
I hope you have a pleasant Thanksgiving,
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/
Teach: Educator Resources on the New Art21.org
How can contemporary art, artists, and video suggest new ways of thinking and making? Beyond supporting the art classroom, the new resources in the Teach section of the relaunched Art21.org connect the art and ideas of artists today to conversations across disciplines, subject areas, and current events.

From a broad orientation to contemporary art, to more focused resources exploring individual artists and themes, we have envisioned the Teach section as a multi-media platform for investigating and integrating the art and ideas of living artists in classroom and community learning through video, visual imagery, and text.

New Videos: Tommy Hartung and Paul McCarthy
Tommy Hartung’s Budget Guide to New YorkNew York Close Up Episode #016: What are the bare essentials an artist needs to live in New York? In this film, artist Tommy Hartung ventures out from his home and studio in Ridgewood, Queens to meet up with two friends–fellow artists Ronnie Bass and Georgia Sagri–in nearby Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Paul McCarthy: “Captain Ballsack”Exclusive Episode #143: Filmed in his Los Angeles studio, artist Paul McCarthy and production manager Amy Baumann describe the nearly decade-long, organic process behind the sculpture “Captain Ballsack” (2001-2009) and various editions cast from the original work.
JOB OPENING
National Endowment for the Arts Vacancy Announcement- Arts Education Director
The Deputy Chairman for Programs and Partnerships is seeking to fill the position of Arts Education Director, GS-0301-15.
This position will open on November 10, 2011, and will close on January 9, 2012.
This position is being advertised under the Excepted Service authority and is open to all qualified U.S. Citizens.
Please click on the following link to access the vacancy.
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Dance, West Chester University (West Chester, PA)

West Chester University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in dance beginning in August 2012.  The successful candidate will have experience teaching a cross-cultural and/or interdisciplinary form of dance, in addition to one or more of the following technique forms: all levels of ballet, modern, tap or jazz. He/she will also have experience in at least two or more of the following related dance fields: somatic practice, dance appreciation, choreography, pedagogy, partnering, dance science or improvisation.

Responsibilities may include: choreographing for the University Dance Company, student mentoring, overseeing student concerts and recruitment. All faculty members are expected to pursue research and/or creative activity, advise students, and serve on departmental and university committees.Review of applications will begin January 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled


For a full job description, including qualifications and application instructions see the full announcement on the University’s website.
Costume Supervisor, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
The Department of Dance seeks a Costume Supervisor responsible for designing, constructing, and/or pulling from the extensive costume collection and maintaining costumes for all events in the Department of Dance. The Costume Supervisor should be interested and able to supervise, mentor, and teach graduate and undergraduate students basic elements of costume design and construction. This position requires an ability to maintain the costume shop budget, coordinate with guest artists, work with the costume committee of Student Dance Organization, and collaborate with the Director of Dance Production and faculty Artistic Directors. Requirements include:
  • Minimum two years’ experience in professional or university dance costume design and construction
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and guest artists;
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment;
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
Application Deadline 01-20-2012
For a full job description, including qualifications and application instructions,see the full announcement on the College’s website. (search under the “Department” and select “Dance” – Beck)
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Arts Educators 11-23-2011

Arts Organizations 11-23-2011

Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on presentation on accessibility for web design – Dec. 5 Missoula – , Board Café: Executive Director Evaluation Survey Form, Social Media: Legal Update, Puffin Foundation grants for emerging artists, Meet the Composer Jan. deadline, Kresge Foundation: Facility Investments and Building Reserves Grants, one item from the Artful Manager blog, and three job openings.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
I hope you have a pleasant Thanksgiving,
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/
Joe Dolson (Alayne’s) son is going to talk about accessibility for web design for web design folks who get together on a regular basis in Missoula. He would be happy to have web folks for arts organizations come too. http://www.joedolson.com/
December 5th 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Zootown Brew – coffee house
121 W. Broadway
Missoula

Executive Director Evaluation Survey Form

In the last issue of Blue Avocado, we discussed how board evaluations of executive directors (CEOs) are different from all other performance evaluations in the organization. These differences — including the limited ability of board members to observe the executive — are also among the reasons why 45% of executives have not had a review in the last year (CompassPoint’s Daring to Lead 2011 study). In this article we draw on that discussion and on the submissions of dozens of Blue Avocado readers to propose a process and an evaluation instrument.
(At the end of this article is a link to download the survey form in Word to make it easy for you to modify.)
When we reviewed various the dozens of evaluation instruments sent in by Blue Avocado readers, we found that nearly all of them had these attributes in common: To read more: http://blueavocado.org/node/716

Firing Someone for Slamming Their Nonprofit Employer on Social Media: Legal Update

Dear Rita: I liked your article a couple of years ago about whether employees could be fired for what they posted on their Facebook page. Since then I keep reading about how a federal law, called the NLRA, is being used to regulate what action an employer can take when an employee posts negative comments about the employer on a private Facebook page. Can you explain what this is about? Signed, Wondering
Dear Wondering: You are truly keeping up-to-date on the most recent Facebook decisions and I will be happy to fill you in. And towards the end of this article we’ve included language for a personnel policy on social media. To read more: http://blueavocado.org/node/710

Emerging U.S. Artists Supported
Puffin Foundation Artist Grants
The Puffin Foundation seeks to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to art organizations and artists throughout the country who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their gender or social philosophy. For the 2012 grant cycle, the Foundation will provide Artist Grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to encourage emerging artists in the fields of theater, photography, and music. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting innovative initiatives that will advance progressive social change. Prospective applicants must request funding guidelines and forms by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Foundation’s office by December 1, 2011. Completed application packets will be accepted from November 1 through December 30, 2011. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.

Meet The Composer: MetLife Creative Connections
Meet The Composer (MTC) supports the creation of new musical work and the engagement of new work with people and communities throughout the United States. MTC’s MetLife Creative Connections program provides grants ranging from $250 to $3,500 to enable American composers to participate in public activities related to specific performances of their original music. The program aims to increase awareness and enhance the creative artist’s role in society by strengthening the connections between living composers, performing musicians, presenters, communities, and audiences. Applications are submitted by a sponsoring organization requesting support for one or more composers (up to six) to participate in community outreach activities organized, sponsored, and/or presented by the organization. Applications are reviewed quarterly; the upcoming deadline is January 7, 2012. Visit the MTC website for online application information.
Support for Arts Facilities Nationwide
Kresge Foundation: Facility Investments and Building Reserves Grants

The Kresge Foundation’s Arts and Culture Program helps nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the U.S. properly maintain their buildings through Facility Investments and Building Reserves Grants. This initiative is part of the program’s Institutional Capitalization focus area, which is designed to strengthen the long-term financial health of arts and cultural organizations. Organizations may apply for two types of grants: Facility investments grants support an organization’s renovation and repair projects. (On occasion, new construction projects that include exemplary environmental sustainability practices will be supported.) Building reserves grants are designed to seed or enhance a fund to support the ongoing maintenance and replacement needs of an organization’s facilities over time. Start-up organizations and those organizations that are government-owned are not eligible to apply. Preliminary applications are due March 1, 2012. Visit the Kresge Foundation’s website to learn more about the program.
THE ARTFUL MANAGER | WEEKLY SUMMARY | a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor, ataylor@artsjournal.com
MOBILE MEETS LOCAL, GET USED TO IT…
In the world of retail, we used to think of in-person sales and online sales as distinct events. Now those two worlds are converging into one, and Apple is showing us a bit about what that might mean.
Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011
JOB OPENING
National Endowment for the Arts Vacancy Announcement- Arts Education Director
The Deputy Chairman for Programs and Partnerships is seeking to fill the position of Arts Education Director, GS-0301-15.
This position will open on November 10, 2011, and will close on January 9, 2012.
This position is being advertised under the Excepted Service authority and is open to all qualified U.S. Citizens.
Please click on the following link to access the vacancy.
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Dance, West Chester University (West Chester, PA)

West Chester University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in dance beginning in August 2012.  The successful candidate will have experience teaching a cross-cultural and/or interdisciplinary form of dance, in addition to one or more of the following technique forms: all levels of ballet, modern, tap or jazz. He/she will also have experience in at least two or more of the following related dance fields: somatic practice, dance appreciation, choreography, pedagogy, partnering, dance science or improvisation.

Responsibilities may include: choreographing for the University Dance Company, student mentoring, overseeing student concerts and recruitment. All faculty members are expected to pursue research and/or creative activity, advise students, and serve on departmental and university committees.Review of applications will begin January 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled


For a full job description, including qualifications and application instructions see the full announcement on the University’s website.
Costume Supervisor, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
The Department of Dance seeks a Costume Supervisor responsible for designing, constructing, and/or pulling from the extensive costume collection and maintaining costumes for all events in the Department of Dance. The Costume Supervisor should be interested and able to supervise, mentor, and teach graduate and undergraduate students basic elements of costume design and construction. This position requires an ability to maintain the costume shop budget, coordinate with guest artists, work with the costume committee of Student Dance Organization, and collaborate with the Director of Dance Production and faculty Artistic Directors. Requirements include:
·        Minimum two years’ experience in professional or university dance costume design and construction
·        Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and guest artists;
·        Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment;
·        Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
Application Deadline 01-20-2012
For a full job description, including qualifications and application instructions,see the full announcement on the College’s website. (search under the “Department” and select “Dance” – Beck)
Arts Organizations 11-23-2011

Artists 11-23-2011

Artists,
Below you will find a reminder for the USA Artists International deadline approaching, the Puffin Foundation’s artists grants, two new videos from Art21 followed by opportunities for writers, visual arts, film, dance and theatre.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
I hope you have a pleasant Thanksgiving,
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/

FINAL REMINDER: USArtists International
Deadline Appoaching! Friday, December 9, 2011 
USArtists International provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at significant international festivals or engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. The application deadline for the second of three grant rounds of the 2012 program is Friday, December 9, 2011 for projects taking place between March 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013. This is a receipt deadline. For links to the online eGrant system, program guidelines and application click here. Questions about USArtists International should be directed to Adam Bernstein, at adam@midatlanticarts.org.

Emerging U.S. Artists Supported
Puffin Foundation Artist Grants
The Puffin Foundation seeks to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to art organizations and artists throughout the country who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their gender or social philosophy. For the 2012 grant cycle, the Foundation will provide Artist Grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to encourage emerging artists in the fields of theater, photography, and music. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting innovative initiatives that will advance progressive social change. Prospective applicants must request funding guidelines and forms by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Foundation’s office by December 1, 2011. Completed application packets will be accepted from November 1 through December 30, 2011. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.

New Videos: Tommy Hartung and Paul McCarthy
Tommy Hartung’s Budget Guide to New YorkNew York Close Up Episode #016: What are the bare essentials an artist needs to live in New York? In this film, artist Tommy Hartung ventures out from his home and studio in Ridgewood, Queens to meet up with two friends–fellow artists Ronnie Bass and Georgia Sagri–in nearby Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Paul McCarthy: “Captain Ballsack”Exclusive Episode #143: Filmed in his Los Angeles studio, artist Paul McCarthy and production manager Amy Baumann describe the nearly decade-long, organic process behind the sculpture “Captain Ballsack” (2001-2009) and various editions cast from the original work.
WRITERS
Glimmer Train’s SHORT STORY AWARD for NEW WRITERS
Deadline: November 30, 2011 extended to December 10.
Open only to writers whose fiction has not been presented in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries, of course, must be unpublished.)
Most submissions to this category run 1,500 to 6,000 words, but can go up to 12,000 words.
Please, no more than 3 submissions per category.  Reading fee: $15 per story
Prizes:
·        1st place wins $1,200, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue.
·        2nd-place: $500
·        3rd-place:$300
Please make your submission online: http://www.gimmertrain.org/
Click on the yellow submissions tab.
VISUAL ARTS
Utah Public Art Program Opportunities
Click on the project name to download the pdf file containing the full project description and specifics for submitting qualifications.
The Salt Lake Community College in partnership with the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management and the Utah Arts Council’s Public Art Program is requesting artist or artist team qualifications for the creation of site specific artwork(s) for the Salt Lake Community College Instructional and Administration Building on the Redwood Road campus in Taylorsville, Utah. The committee is open to the possibilities public art will bring to the project and interested in descriptive and/or conceptual art work that suggests or communicates the ideas, feelings, and themes outlined in the Request for Qualifications.
Budget: $192,500 – Deadline: January 13, 2012
ELIGIBILITY
Professional artists / artist teams are eligible to apply. Art selection committee members, Utah Arts Council Board and employees, and subcontractors or consultants of AJC Architects are not eligible for this project. By statute the Committee will give preference to Utah artists and artists from other jurisdictions that have reciprocal allowances for non-resident artists. (MT has reciprocal allowances for non-resident artists. – Beck)
FILM
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is seeking the best in new independent American film to tour through its On Screen/In Person program.  
Selected films will be screened in communities across the mid-Atlantic region accompanied by their respective filmmakers.
Filmmakers collaborate with host sites on the tour to develop community activities, such as  Q&As, artist talks, or workshops, among other options, to further engage audiences in the screened work. The Foundation will pay selected filmmakers a stipend for each host site visit, cover all travel and accommodation expenses, and provide a per diem.
Film submissions, including animation, documentaries, experimental and narrative work, are accepted online via Withoutabox. To submit your work or view the filmmaker guidelines, please visit On Screen/In Person at Withoutabox.com
Deadline for submission:  January 20, 2012  
The 35th Anniversary International Wildlife Film Festival Call for Entries is now open:

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The IWFF Call for Entries is open October 2011 through January 31, 2012
Late deadline:  February 10th  

For the 35th IWFF, Festival Week – May 5-12, and Preview Week, April 28-May4, the theme is Challenge, Choice & Promise – Wildlife Film and Conservation in the 21st Century * This year, look for new categories, plus we are honored to be able to present the Best Marine Conservation Message Award, sponsored by the Save Our Seas Foundation, for the film with the strongest message about saving our oceans and marine life!

To enter your film or learn more about IWFF and participation, please click on the Call for Entries/Festival Highlights Packet here:  http://wildlifefilms.org/festivals/iwff/pdfs/12iwff_cfe.pdf(or you can cut and paste this link into your web browser)

Please Note:  If you are interested in being a Preliminary Judge (February, Missoula) or a Final Judge (third week in March, Missoula), please send us a note of interest and a brief bio plus the best way to contact you.

DANCE
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Dance, West Chester University (West Chester, PA)

West Chester University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in dance beginning in August 2012.  The successful candidate will have experience teaching a cross-cultural and/or interdisciplinary form of dance, in addition to one or more of the following technique forms: all levels of ballet, modern, tap or jazz. He/she will also have experience in at least two or more of the following related dance fields: somatic practice, dance appreciation, choreography, pedagogy, partnering, dance science or improvisation.

Responsibilities may include: choreographing for the University Dance Company, student mentoring, overseeing student concerts and recruitment. All faculty members are expected to pursue research and/or creative activity, advise students, and serve on departmental and university committees.Review of applications will begin January 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled


For a full job description, including qualifications and application instructions see the full announcement on the University’s website.
Costume Supervisor, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
The Department of Dance seeks a Costume Supervisor responsible for designing, constructing, and/or pulling from the extensive costume collection and maintaining costumes for all events in the Department of Dance. The Costume Supervisor should be interested and able to supervise, mentor, and teach graduate and undergraduate students basic elements of costume design and construction. This position requires an ability to maintain the costume shop budget, coordinate with guest artists, work with the costume committee of Student Dance Organization, and collaborate with the Director of Dance Production and faculty Artistic Directors. Requirements include:
·        Minimum two years’ experience in professional or university dance costume design and construction
·        Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and guest artists;
·        Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment;
·        Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
Application Deadline 01-20-2012
For a full job description, including qualifications and application instructions,see the full announcement on the College’s website. (search under the “Department” and select “Dance” – Beck)
THEATRE
Costume Supervisor, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
The Department of Dance seeks a Costume Supervisor responsible for designing, constructing, and/or pulling from the extensive costume collection and maintaining costumes for all events in the Department of Dance. The Costume Supervisor should be interested and able to supervise, mentor, and teach graduate and undergraduate students basic elements of costume design and construction. This position requires an ability to maintain the costume shop budget, coordinate with guest artists, work with the costume committee of Student Dance Organization, and collaborate with the Director of Dance Production and faculty Artistic Directors. Requirements include:
·        Minimum two years’ experience in professional or university dance costume design and construction
·        Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and guest artists;
·        Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment;
·        Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
Application Deadline 01-20-2012
For a full job description, including qualifications and application instructions,see the full announcement on the College’s website. (search under the “Department” and select “Dance” – Beck)
Artists 11-23-2011

Six Dos and Six Don’ts with Social Media

Six Dos and Six Don’ts with Social Media
By Kaitlyn Trigger
Are you sick of people telling you a hundred things your nonprofit should be doing with social media? (We are.) Wouldn’t it be nicer to be told what NOT to do so that you can feel good about not doing it?
For a change of pace, we talked with Kaitlyn Trigger, Marketing Director at Rally, a startup developing online tools for fundraising. Her unconventional tips:
Ultimately, understanding yourself and your audience is more central to a successful social media presence than mastering the minutiae of Facebook, Twitter, and  YouTube. Nevertheless, there are a few guidelines that can help you maintain good social media “hygiene” and avoid shiny new distractions:

Six Dos and Six Don’ts with Social Media

Artists 11-9-2011

Artists,
Below you will find four items of general interest, one opportunity for artists in Helena, and opportunities for native artists, film, photography and dance.
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/
(I don’t usually send things that charge $ but this looked like it might be a good resource. Says for all disciplines – Beck)
NYFA is Proud to Announce, The Profitable Artist!
Drawing on the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)’s 40 years of leadership and expertise in the arts, The Profitable Artist will guide you through five broad substantive topics that are often overlooked by artists: strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Each topic area is reinforced by real-world examples and applications of the material.
·        Techniques for planning your career
·        Innovative fundraising for artists
·        Marketing and selling your work to new audiences
·        Networking strategies for a digital world
·        Budgeting and financial basics made clear
·        Legal requirements and terminology in plain English
The Profitable Artist compiles a wealth of information for artists of all disciplines, gathered by arts professional and NYFA through more than thirty interviews and in-depth case studies.
Retail Price: $24.95
NYFA’s Price: $20 (plus shipping)
For more information, please contact egolden@nyfa.org
New Research on Artists and Community and Economic Revitalization

New research commissioned by Leveraging Investments in Creativity finds that artists play an integral role in the economic and cultural revitalization of cities and neighborhoods across the country.

Building Community: Making Space for Art is the first in a series of three essays authored by Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, senior research associate and director of the Culture, Creativity and Communities program of the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. The essay calls for urban planners, civic councils and community members to actively engage artists as they continue to think through their community development and highlights several arts organizations and their surrounding communities for effectively partnering to implement sustainable and positive change. For the full essay and a complete list of the organizations profiled, please visit http://ccsso.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=946579645c&e=fa55d9595e.

(I couldn’t find a website or anything else to tell me more about this scholarship program – Beck)
IUGTE and ArtUniverse have announced scholarships for postgraduate course 2011-2012
International practical course with the opportunity to take part in a performance project in a Russian repertory theatre together with Russian actors and performers from different countries
Practical sessions will take place in Italy and Russia.
The scholarships are announced in the four categories:
1.      For arts managers
2.      For dancers, actors of physical theatre, circus performers
3.      For theatre directors
4.      For video makers
For more details on the scholarship application process and the course participation conditions, please contact Alex Weller, Project Coordinator iugte.projects@gmail.com  stating the scholarship category in the subject line.
The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announces the thirteenth annual National Design Awards honoring lasting achievement in American design. First launched at the White House in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council, the Awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. The Awards program celebrates design in various disciplines as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of the impact of design through education initiatives. Nomination Deadline: December 15, 2011
The City of Helena is seeking interested citizens to serve on the following board:
Public Art Committee
One artist representative to serve on the Public Art Committee.  The unexpired term will begin upon appointment and expire December 31, 2012. 
This committee promotes community awareness of public art and will be involved in recommendations for providing public art in Helena.  Goals and guidelines have been established to assist the committee members.
Application is attached and can be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 316 N. Park Avenue, Room 323, Helena, MT 59623 or to dhavens@ci.helena.mt.us .  The deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday
November 22, 2011.
Native Artist Collaborations Supported
New England Foundation for the Arts: 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. The applicant must identify a collaborating artist and specific project as part of the exchange, which must be beneficial to both artists. 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.
FILM
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is hosting the second annual Big Sky International Documentary Pitch Session on February 23, 2012.
The pitch will take place as part of Big Sky Doc Shop (Feb 21-24), a four day non-fiction industry forum during the ninth annual film festival.
Entry Fee: $25
Submission Deadline: January 6, 2012
Filmmakers have the opportunity to pitch their work-in-progress (WIP)documentaries to some of the top commissioning editors and funders for documentary film in North America. All documentary forms and all subjects are eligible to submit. Commissioning editors will critique and comment on each pitch. A maximum of 15 projects will be accepted to pitch in this session. Potential participants should submit a brief (250 words maximum) project summary and an additional one-paragraph project status report. A short (5 minutes maximum) sample reel of the work-in-progress may be submitted (via vimeo, youtube.com, blip.tv, etc.) in addition to the written application. Selected projects will have 20 minutes to pitch their project and show a short sample (if available) for the panel. Selected projects will be required to pay an additional $75 to participate, and will be notified of their acceptance by January 11, 2012.
Confirmed participants include: Diane Weyermann (Executive Vice President, Documentary Films, Participant Media), Yance Ford (Series Producer, POV/The American Documentary), and Reva Goldberg (Communications and Fellowships Manager at Cinereach).
Enter via Withoutabox.com at – <http://www.withoutabox.com/login/3969>
PHOTOGRAPHY
EXPOSURE 2011, an international competition celebrating the power of the image.  Open to photographers of all backgrounds who speak in the language of lenses and aperture, the third annual EXPOSURE competition will award $18,500 in cash grants, an exhibition and reception in NYC’s Aperture Foundation, and a projection series of the selected photographer’s images all across New York City.  
http://www.artistswanted.org/site/exposure-2011/?f=awpr1

The Prizes:
To top off this great mission, Artists Wanted is awarding the Grand Prize winner with a $10,000 cash grant along with a highly publicized, art-star gallery event in New York City at Aperture Foundation. Further, we will be projecting larger than life images by the selected photographer onto buildings up to 8 stories high, all over New York City. To wrap up another one of their grand-slam prize packages, Artists Wanted will launch a publicity campaign featuring the winner’s work, through online and print media, reaching hundreds of thousands of people.
In addition, $5,000 will be distributed amongst 10 selected Category winners.

The Jury Panel:
Joining them in selecting the winner are judges Stephen Walker, Photo Director of Nylon Magazine, Conor Risch, Senior Editor of Photo District News (PDN), Natasha Egan, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Michael Shulman, Director of Publishing, Broadcast and Film at Magnum Photos and Susanne Miklas, NYC based Photo Editor..

General submissions accepted through November 30th 2011.
More details at:
http://www.artistswanted.org/site/exposure-2011/?f=awpr1

DANCE
Assistant Teaching Professor of Dance, Drexel University
The faculty member will teach undergraduate courses in all levels of modern, ballet or jazz dance technique. Faculty member will also be expected to teach dance academic courses (e.g., Introduction to Dance, Dance History, etc.), create works on student dancers for concerts, potentially serve as artistic director or producer for student concerts, advise majors, participate in recruitment and auditioning. Other teaching opportunities may include developing and teaching courses related to research interests and areas of expertise. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the department, school and university through committee service and faculty shared-governance responsibilities.

Qualifications: Candidate must have an MFA or EdM in Dance, a minimum of three years university-level teaching experience; significant performing and choreographing experience.

Starting date: September 1, 2012
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application process: Apply through the Drexel University Employment Site at http://ccsso.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=6fc90dcea9&e=fa55d9595e.

Artists 11-9-2011

Arts Educators 11-9-2011

Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on Senate panel overhaul on education and what it means for arts education, Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards, Music Matters: How Music Education Helps Students Learn, Achieve and Succeed, Ovation’s Arts Ed Toolkit, Data on School Administration Managers from the Wallace Foundation and one job opening in dance.
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/
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Legislative Memo
Senate Panel Approves Education Overhaul
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee moved ahead on October 20 with the long-delayed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in approving a bill cosponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), chair of the committee, and Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), the committee’s ranking minority member. The bipartisan measure comes after more than two years of committee hearings, debate and negotiations. Significantly, the bill would eliminate current federal policies enacted in 2002 in the No Child Left Behind Act, such as the so-called “adequate yearly progress” requirements and the mandated federal sanctions for all schools that have created pressures to teach to the test.
Of relevance to arts education, the legislation would:
·        retain arts education in the definition of a “core academic subject,” ensuring eligibility for the use of federal funds locally on arts education objectives and activities;
·        expand the meaning of “core academic subject” by incorporating the concept into—and thereby making the arts central to—additional federal education policies and programs within ESEA;
·        create a new program called Extended Learning to provide competitive grants to school districts to extend their school day, specifying the arts and music as among the reasons for extending the time for learning;
·        establish a competitive grant program with support for a broad range of subjects: arts, civics and government, economics, environmental education, financial literacy, foreign languages, geography, health education, history, physical education, and social studies, with an authorized funding level of $500 million. Currently, a similar set of programs is funded at a total of $265 million. The consolidated grant program was proposed by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and tracks a similar proposal in the Obama administration’s 2012 budget;
·        identify 10 programs of “National Significance” with a directive to the Department of Education to support “projects that encourage the involvement of persons with disabilities in the arts,” presumably a reference to continuing support for VSA arts.
Harkin hopes to bring the bill to the Senate floor in December, where its prospects are uncertain. In the House, no substantive action has been taken on ESEA to mirror the bill adopted by the Senate committee.
A Teacher for the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards

In many people’s lives there is at least one teacher who inspired them, and helped them become who they are today. Each year, The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards recognize these teachers. On March 22, Stephen Sondheim’s birthday, a select number of nominees will each receive The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award—$10,000 in appreciation for their contributions to the field of teaching. The award is not limited to arts teachers; teachers of any subject are eligible. The nomination deadline is December 16. Please see the site for full details: http://ccsso.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=2c89e418c6&e=fa55d9595e

New Research Bulletin from AEP on Benefits of Music Education 
Beyond the intrinsic value of music to cultures worldwide, education in music has benefits for young people that transcend the musical domain. The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) reviewed an extensive body of research to identify high-quality, evidence-based studies that document student learning outcomes associated with an education in and through music.  Music Matters: How Music Education Helps Students Learn, Achieve and Succeed was prepared by the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) with support from the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium. Music Matters shows conclusively that music education: equips students to learn, facilitates student academic achievement, and develops the creative capacities for lifelong success. (Publication size: 8″ x 8″ trifold brochure.)

You can download a free PDF here: http://www.aep-arts.org/publications/info.htm?publication_id=38

New Education Materials from Ovation’s Arts Ed Toolkit

Ovation’s Arts Ed Toolkit announces its newest educational materials, including streaming program clips and downloadable, standards-based lessons. These free materials are suitable for grades 9-12 and include video clips of documentaries, films and complementary curriculum units.  Educators can log onto http://ccsso.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=0e173c2bf8&e=fa55d9595e to access resources. Upcoming lessons include:

·        Art Of The Heist: The Lady In Gold,exploring paintings by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt
·        The Art of Chopin looks at the master’s life, work, and musical influences, as well as those he influenced
·        Artland 7: Pittsburgh to Newport featuring works by Jackson Pollock, Norman Rockwell, Shelby Lee Adams, Michael Heizer, and several others
Also featured is a lesson by Ovation’s featured partner, The J. Paul Getty Museum: The Poetry of Architecture, connecting painting, poetry, and architecture.  Ovation’s Arts Ed Toolkit is a partnership with Cable in the Classroom, and was designed in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education, Office of Arts and Special Projects. 
Data on School Administration Managers from the Wallace Foundation

Administrative tasks are so consuming that principals often have little time to focus on improving teaching and learning, the area where, potentially, they could have the biggest impact on student success.

Creating a new position, the SAM or “school administration manager,” is one effort to solve the problem, and two new studies examine it. Implementation of the National SAM Innovation Project: A Comparison of Project Designs looks at different ways schools have structured the SAM job and explores how SAM/principal teams functioned within participating schools. Also, Research Brief: Costs of Participation in the School Administration Manager Process looks at the price tag, including costs to school districts for the SAM’s services, and the costs of overall program support.

JOB OPENING
Assistant Teaching Professor of Dance, Drexel University
The faculty member will teach undergraduate courses in all levels of modern, ballet or jazz dance technique. Faculty member will also be expected to teach dance academic courses (e.g., Introduction to Dance, Dance History, etc.), create works on student dancers for concerts, potentially serve as artistic director or producer for student concerts, advise majors, participate in recruitment and auditioning. Other teaching opportunities may include developing and teaching courses related to research interests and areas of expertise. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the department, school and university through committee service and faculty shared-governance responsibilities.

Qualifications: Candidate must have an MFA or EdM in Dance, a minimum of three years university-level teaching experience; significant performing and choreographing experience.

Starting date: September 1, 2012
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application process: Apply through the Drexel University Employment Site at http://ccsso.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=6fc90dcea9&e=fa55d9595e.


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