Arts Organizations 12-7-2011

Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on a webinar about apply for the Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America program on Dec. 14 and Dec. 21, Humanities Montana is looking for nominations for Humanities Heroes, apply for Fellowship, Book Subvention, Major Grants from Humanities Montana, support for international museum partnerships, support for children’s theatre projects, nominations are now open for the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, and an article from GuideStar on how to raise money without asking for money.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the newsletter.
Happy Holidays,
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/
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is offering an informational webinar for presenting organizations interested in applying to its Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America program.  Southern Exposure will bring exemplary contemporary and traditional dance, music and theater artists from Latin America to communities throughout the United States.  The program will support tours developed collaboratively by presenter consortia that include public performances and opportunities for significant engagement with the visiting artists.  The webinar will cover the program’s goals and objectives, eligibility criteria, online application, and review process, as well as provide an opportunity to answer your questions.
Register for a session now by clicking a date below:
Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.
Humanities Montana is seeking nominations for Humanities Heroes, to be recognized throughout 2012 as the nonprofit organization celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Humanities Heroes are individuals who have excelled in their support of the humanities in Montana. Support can take the form of presenting engaging programs, hosting humanities events, composing important books and articles about humanities topics, donating funds to sustain humanities work, and more. Humanities Montana especially encourages nominations for youth and young adults. (Note: Recipients of the Governor’s Humanities Award are not eligible for this recognition.)
To nominate an individual, submit a letter summarizing the individual’s contributions to info@humanitiesmontana.org or 311 Brantly, Missoula, MT, 59812. Please include contact information for the nominated individual, since Humanities Montana will contact each nominee to be sure s/he would appreciate this recognition. The deadline for nominations is December 16, 2011.
Apply for Fellowship, Book Subvention, Major Grants
The next deadline for major, fellowship, and book subvention grants is December 20. Humanities Montana is especially interested in proposals focused on the 40th anniversary of the Montana Constitution and the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory. Full information on grant guidelines and deadlines is available at Grants.
Support for International Museum Partnerships
American Association of Museums: Museums and Community Collaborations Abroad
Museums and Community Collaborations Abroad (MCCA), a grant program of the American Association of Museums, is designed to strengthen international connections through innovative exchanges between museums in the U.S. and overseas. The program empowers museums to connect people in the U.S. with people abroad while at the same time strengthening ties between the museums and their communities. The following themes, under the rubric of “The Future of Museums is Now”, have been selected for the 2012 cycle: New Audiences and Changing Demographics, Investment in Green Practices, Connecting in the Age of Information, Developing Amateur Experts, and Innovations in Community Development. Grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 are available. Applying U.S. museums must identify a non-U.S. partner by either selecting from the Embassy Nominees or by locating a suitable match on their own. The deadline for submitting Statements of Intent to Propose is January 9, 2012; final applications are due April 16, 2012. Visit the American Association of Museums website for program details.
Children’s Theatre Projects Supported
Children’s Theatre Foundation of America: Aurand Harris Children’s Theatre Grants Program
The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America’s grantmaking focus is on theatre for children and youth, the utilization of drama/theatre in education for children grades K-12, and development opportunities for theatre artists working in the area of children’s theatre in the United States. The Foundation’s Aurand Harris Children’s Theatre Grants Program supports small and mid-sized nonprofit theatres for premieres of promising new plays for children, the establishment of special production projects for children’s theatre, and performance expenses of U.S. children’s theatres to participate in national or international festivals. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $3,000. The deadline for Request to Submit applications is January 13, 2012. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the application guidelines.
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is pleased to invite applications for the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.
The twelve award-winning programs this year will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President’s Committee’s Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony at the White House. In addition, winners will receive an award plaque, the opportunity to attend the Annual Awardee Conference in Washington, DC in the summer of 2012, and will be featured on the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award website.
After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs sponsored by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, educational institutions (e.g., preschools; elementary, middle, and high schools; universities; and colleges), arts centers, community service organizations, businesses, and eligible government entities are encouraged to consider submitting an application. Programs applying for the award must meet all of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Eligibility Criteria.
Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process. No hard copy materials will be accepted. The deadline for application submissions is Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 5:00 p.m. EST.
Please click the following link to access the online National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Application: APPLY NOW
GuideStar: How to Raise Money without Asking for Money
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Arts Organizations 12-7-2011

Arts Educators 12-7-2011

Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on nominations for Humanities Heroes, support for children’s theatre projects, nominations are now open for the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, and an article from GuideStar on how to raise money without asking for money.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the newsletter.
Happy Holidays,
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 is seeking nominations for Humanities Heroes, to be recognized throughout 2012 as the nonprofit organization celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Humanities Heroes are individuals who have excelled in their support of the humanities in Montana. Support can take the form of presenting engaging programs, hosting humanities events, composing important books and articles about humanities topics, donating funds to sustain humanities work, and more. Humanities Montana especially encourages nominations for youth and young adults. (Note: Recipients of the Governor’s Humanities Award are not eligible for this recognition.)
To nominate an individual, submit a letter summarizing the individual’s contributions to info@humanitiesmontana.org or 311 Brantly, Missoula, MT, 59812. Please include contact information for the nominated individual, since Humanities Montana will contact each nominee to be sure s/he would appreciate this recognition. The deadline for nominations is December 16, 2011.
Children’s Theatre Projects Supported
Children’s Theatre Foundation of America: Aurand Harris Children’s Theatre Grants Program
The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America’s grantmaking focus is on theatre for children and youth, the utilization of drama/theatre in education for children grades K-12, and development opportunities for theatre artists working in the area of children’s theatre in the United States. The Foundation’s Aurand Harris Children’s Theatre Grants Program supports small and mid-sized nonprofit theatres for premieres of promising new plays for children, the establishment of special production projects for children’s theatre, and performance expenses of U.S. children’s theatres to participate in national or international festivals. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $3,000. The deadline for Request to Submit applications is January 13, 2012. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the application guidelines.
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is pleased to invite applications for the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.
The twelve award-winning programs this year will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President’s Committee’s Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony at the White House. In addition, winners will receive an award plaque, the opportunity to attend the Annual Awardee Conference in Washington, DC in the summer of 2012, and will be featured on the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award website.
After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs sponsored by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, educational institutions (e.g., preschools; elementary, middle, and high schools; universities; and colleges), arts centers, community service organizations, businesses, and eligible government entities are encouraged to consider submitting an application. Programs applying for the award must meet all of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Eligibility Criteria.
Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process. No hard copy materials will be accepted. The deadline for application submissions is Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 5:00 p.m. EST.
Please click the following link to access the online National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Application: APPLY NOW
GuideStar: How to Raise Money without Asking for Money
Arts Educators 12-7-2011

Artists 12-7-2011

Artists,
There are several items of general interest below: National Design Awards 2012 nominations are now open, Humanities Montana is looking for nominations for Humanities Heroes, apply for Fellowship, Book Subvention, Major Grants from Humanities Montana, and the 49th Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts in Lake Oswego Oregon will present a Furniture Design Invitational and they are looking for nominations for designers and artists
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the newsletter.
Happy Holidays,
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 Design Awards 2012 Nominations
Nomination Deadline: December 15, 2011
A B O U T   T H E   A W A R D S
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.
A W A R D   C A T E G O R I E S
Reflecting the ever-growing scope of design, the National Design Awards now include ten award categories:
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Design Mind
  • Corporate and Institutional Achievement
  • Architecture Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Product Design 
S E L E C T I O N   P R O C E S S 
Nominations are solicited from leading designers, educators, journalists, cultural figures, corporate leaders, and design enthusiasts from across the country. Once nominations close, the Museum contacts nominees with instructions for the registration and submission process. The jury, consisting of prominent design leaders, reviews all completed submissions and selects the award honorees. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Smithsonian Institution Trustees and staff do not serve on the jury, nor will award sponsors. The awards will be bestowed at a gala ceremony in fall 2012.  
E L I G I B I L I T Y
Eligibility is restricted to citizens or long-term residents of the United States and corporations or institutions that are headquartered in the country. Nominees must have been practicing professionally for a minimum of seven years. Museum employees and trustees and their families are not eligible. Awards are given for a body of realized work, not for any specific project.
Questions? Please contact the National Design Awards at designawards@si.edu or (212) 849-8337.  
Humanities Montana is seeking nominations for Humanities Heroes, to be recognized throughout 2012 as the nonprofit organization celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Humanities Heroes are individuals who have excelled in their support of the humanities in Montana. Support can take the form of presenting engaging programs, hosting humanities events, composing important books and articles about humanities topics, donating funds to sustain humanities work, and more. Humanities Montana especially encourages nominations for youth and young adults. (Note: Recipients of the Governor’s Humanities Award are not eligible for this recognition.)
To nominate an individual, submit a letter summarizing the individual’s contributions to info@humanitiesmontana.org or 311 Brantly, Missoula, MT, 59812. Please include contact information for the nominated individual, since Humanities Montana will contact each nominee to be sure s/he would appreciate this recognition. The deadline for nominations is December 16, 2011.
Apply for Fellowship, Book Subvention, Major Grants
The next deadline for major, fellowship, and book subvention grants is December 20. Humanities Montana is especially interested in proposals focused on the 40th anniversary of the Montana Constitution and the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory. Full information on grant guidelines and deadlines is available at Grants.
The 49th Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts in Lake Oswego Oregon will present a Furniture Design Invitational as the feature exhibition of the Arts Festival to be held June 22, 23 and 24 2012.  The Invitational will feature the studio furniture and lighting design work of forty-five (45) contemporary studio furniture makers from the Pacific Northwest and other furniture-making hot spots in the United States.
In addition, the Invitational will exhibit notable and influential studio pieces from designers of the 20th Century.  Nominations of designers and artists who should be considered for the Invitational can be submitted to Linda Leigh Paul at media@ipns.com until February 1st 2012.
All interested furniture makers and artists are encouraged to submit low res images of work to Linda Leigh Paul at media@ipns.com for a supporting exhibition in a Pop-Up Gallery in the city center of Lake Oswego. The Pop-Up Gallery will be open beginning May 1st and run through June 30, with a possible extension to July 15th.
Your knowledge of local, regional and national up-and-coming studio furniture designers would help conclude a thorough search, particularly regionally, for Invitees for the exhibition.
Artists 12-7-2011