ADD Management Guide

How To Start the New Year Right
Hi Carleen,
This is the last ADD Management Guide for 2011! When we return in 2012, it will be with a brand new website, and a totally revamped newsletter will soon follow. We’ve been working very hard to create the new site, which will be “Your Go-to Guide for Managing Adult ADHD.” I’ll be writing you when it launches on January 1, so keep a look out!

In the meantime, this is a great time to talk about the coming New Year, and how to start it out on the right foot.

2012 is just 5 days away. And before you jump into the new year with all sorts of thoughts about resolutions and changes you want to make, it’s important to first take time to reflect on the year that has passed.

As the New Year approaches, we often find ourselves thinking about all the things we didn’t accomplish the prior year, and we vow to accomplish them next year. Few of us take the time to reflect on the past year and look at our successes and the experiences that we have learned from.

So here’s a coaching exercise that will help you reflect on what’s really important to you, and create meaningful intentions for 2012. It is this kind of self-awareness that ultimately leads to action in the areas of your life that are most important to you.

To do this coaching exercise, set aside 15-30 minutes to think about, write about, or talk about your answers to the following questions:

Looking back on 2011…

1.    What were your successes?
2.    What did you do or accomplish that you haven’t given yourself credit for?
3.    What unrealistic expectations did you hold yourself to?
4.    What one thing would you do over, if given the opportunity?
5.    What lessons did you learn from that experience?

Looking forward in 2012…
1.    What one goal did you want to accomplish in 2011 that you weren’t able to?
2.    Why was this goal important to you?
3.    What got in your way of achieving this goal?
4.    What are you willing to do differently to accomplish this goal in the future?

Looking at yourself…
1.    Who are the people that you are most grateful for?
2.    Which of your strengths and skills are you most grateful for?
3.    What is your best quality?
4.    How will you use these strengths, skills, and qualities to help you move forward in the coming year?

Would you like to share what comes up for you in this coaching exercise?
If so, please feel free to post your thoughts and reflections on my blog! http://www.experiencingaddvantages.com/2011/12/how-to-start-the-new-year-right.html#comments
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Creative Capital Grant

Dear Friend,

I’m writing to let you know that Creative Capital’s online application for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts will open on February 1, 2012. We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word to your network by posting this opportunity in January or including it in your newsletter. I’m pasting a short blurb below-please let me know if we can provide you with any additional information. Thank you for helping us expand our grant outreach!

Best,
Kemi Ilesanmi
Director of Grants & Services

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Save the Date! On February 1, 2012, Creative Capital will begin accepting online Letters of Inquiry for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. The Inquiry Form will be open until March 1. Visit creative-capital.org/apply to read the grant guidelines and learn more about the application process, or attend an in-person or online  information session.

Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing innovative and adventurous projects. Acting as a catalyst for the development of exceptional and imaginative ideas, we support artists whose work is provocative, timely and relevant; who are deeply engaged with their art forms and demonstrate a rigorous commitment to their craft, yet are also boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; who create work that carries the potential to reshape the cultural landscape. Selected grantees receive up to $50,000 in direct support and a suite of services valued at more than $40,000.

To be eligible to apply, an artist must be:
* A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
* At least 25 years old
* A working artist with at least five years of professional experience
* Not a full-time student

Questions? Visit creative-capital.org/apply or email mailto:grants@creative-capital.org?.

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Creative Capital Grant

Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label is another great resource focused on increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  Please take some time to check out their site:  http://www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com/Default.aspx.
John Pavao
State EEO/ADA Program Coordinator
Department of Administration
State Human Resources Division
125 N. Roberts
P.O. Box 200127
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-3984
FAX: (406) 444-0703
Think Beyond the Label

Arts Educators 1-18-2012

Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on the next deadline for Humanities Montana grants, the Arts Education Partnerships  spring conference, the next season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” 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/
Humanities Montana
The next deadline for grants $5,000 and below is February 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.
Arts Education Partnerships
Fasten your seat belts and hit the road to Washington, DC for the AEP Spring 2012 National Forum: Are We There Yet? Arts Evidence and the Road to Student Success, April 12-13 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel. This theme acknowledges a growing body of evidence that learning in and through the arts contributes to educational excellence. We will explore the implications and impact of research on education policy and practice and identify future directions for research.
Two new navigation aids will be previewed to help guide our journey: The U.S. Department of Education’s report on the status and condition of American students’ access to arts learning; and ArtsEdSearch, a kind of 21st-century GPS for education research and policy. These tools will help us keep track of our destination by answering some compelling questions: Do we now have the research to move the needle on education policy? Do advocates and policymakers have the will to steer American education in a new direction? Can children born today expect a complete education that includes the arts? Are we there yet?  
Announcing Season Six of the Award-winning series,
“Art in the Twenty-First Century”
“Art in the Twenty-First Century,” the Peabody Award-winning biennial television series, returns to PBS in April for a sixth season, premiering nationally on PBS on Friday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

The new season features artists Marina Abramović, Ai Weiwei, David Altmejd, El Anatsui, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis, Rackstraw Downes, Glenn Ligon, Robert Mangold, Catherine Opie, Mary Reid Kelley, Sarah Sze, and Tabaimo across four episodes.

Visit the Art21 website to learn more about the season, episodes, and featured artists. Additional previews and resources will be added weekly leading into the broadcast premiere. TV schedules will be available on the PBS website closer to the broadcast premiere.

JOB OPENING
Program Manager, National Guild for Community Arts Education (New York, NY)

The National Guild for Community Arts Education seeks an experienced professional to manage programmatic activities including our national conference (the Conference for Community Arts Education), professional development programs, information services, grant making, as well as regional chapter and interest group activities. This position reports to the Associate Director. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:

·        Managing production of annual national conference
·        Managing grant programs and professional development events
·        Coordinating activities of regional chapters and member interest groups
 Qualifications and skills include:
·        Minimum of five years of program management experience
·        Minimum of three years of conference production experience
·        Demonstrated commitment to arts education and knowledge of nonprofit sector
·        Excellent written and oral communications skills, organizational skills, and the ability to synthesize
For more information, including how to apply, visit the full job posting here on the National Guild’s website.
Arts Educators 1-18-2012

Artists 1-18-2012

Artists,
Below you will find several items of general interest followed by opportunities for visual artists,
musicians and writers.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Greetings,  This is my first solo attempt at taking over for Beck McLaughlin.  Please bear with me as I get to know the ropes and locate information that might be of use to you.   My email is khurtle@mt.gov  – make sure you have it in your contacts if you have an aggressive spam filter.
Regards, Kim
Montana Cultural Treasures Guide:
Information about rates and options to participate in the 2012-2013 Montana Cultural Treasures Guide
to Museums, Art Galleries, Bookstores and Theatres is now available. There is also a free listing
option. This highly successful publication has a printing run of 100,000 and is distributed widely
throughout the state.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Click here for details:
Big Sky Film Festival
Missoula, MT – Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has announced the official selections for their ninth annual event to be held in Missoula, Montana February 17-26, at the Historic Wilma Theatre.  The 144 film program, culled from nearly 1000 entries from all over the world will feature a free opening night screening of Matthew Akers’s new film Marina Abramovi The Artist is Present (sponsored by HBO Documentary Films); a massive music sidebar of new and classic films and live performances (sponsored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences); and retrospective and visiting artist programs featuring films by Barbara Kopple, D.A. Pennebaker, Agi Orsi, Caveh Zahedi, Dave Markey and celebrated animator Bill Plympton.
Visit the festival website, http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/ for film info, volunteer opportunities and to purchase passes online.
Humanities Montana Accepting Grant Applications:
The next deadline for grants $5,000 and below is February 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  http://www.humanitiesmontana.org/grants/index.php
ART 21
Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 6 (2012)
“Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season Six includes 13 profiles of artists from five continents gathered into four, one-hour thematic episodes: Change, Balance, History and Boundaries. Spanning the globe from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil, the programs reveal the artists at work and speaking in their own words as they demonstrate the power of art to alter perception, challenge convention, and change how we see the world around us.
Season 6 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” premieres April 13, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. on PBS.
KBH
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Executive Assistant & Percent-for-Art Manager
Montana Arts Council
PO Box 202201
Helena, MT 59620-2201
(406) 444-6639
 
VISUAL ART
Submit your film to tour with On Screen/In Person!
On Screen/In Person deadline for film submissions quickly approaching! 
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: 
Deadlines for submission:   
Regular        January 20, 2012   
Extended     January 27, 2012 
Late             February 3, 2012 
(fees go up with each date)
Zoot Art Gallery- Call for artists
Zoot Enterprises Invites Montana Artists to Display Their Work.
Bozeman, MT–Zoot Enterprises is inviting Montana artists to submit proposals for displaying their work in the Zoot Art Gallery. The museum quality gallery boasts 108 square feet of wall hanging space and large floor areas for sculpture. One exhibiting artist described it as “. . . arguably the finest gallery space in the area.”
Exhibits rotate approximately every four months, and are selected by the Zoot Committee for the Arts (ZCA). Application materials deadline is February 17, 2012 COB.
When Zoot founder and CEO Chris Nelson planned Zoot’s new headquarters building he required an unusual design element: space for a dedicated, first-rate art gallery.
“Art spurs creativity in the work place and we wanted to have that environment here. It’s also important to provide local artists with a venue to display their works.” says Nelson.
All work sold through the gallery is commission-free. Underwriting is provided for artists’ opening receptions. Public hours are 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
For further information and to download the application materials visit the Zoot art gallery website at http://www.zootartgallery.com/ or contact Darcy Barry, the gallery coordinator, at dbarry@zootweb.com  (406) 556-8930
Montana Watercolor Society Watermedia 2012
Montana Watercolor Society’s
Thirtieth Annual National Juried Exhibition
Bigfork Museum of Art & History (BMAH)
Bigfork, Montana
Deadline:  May 1: Digital entries must be received by this date.
For further information and the prospectus contact: Michele Beck, MTWS Watermedia Chair,  PO Box 4561, Bozeman, MT 59772
(406) 580-2072
Goodbye to Abstract Expressionist Painter:
Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011)
MUSIC
French-American Jazz Exchange  [FAJE[ Guidelines Now Available!
APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY
Each FAJE project consists of a Lead Partner from one country working with a Collaborating Partner from the other country. Lead and Collaborating Partners may be either individual artists or ensembles. Ensembles may represent an established group or musicians brought together specifically for the proposed project. Projects can include artists working together for the first time or those having a prior working relationship. Lead Partners are limited to participation in one application. Ensemble members of Lead Partners and Collaborating Partners may individually participate in more than one application.
The deadline for applications to the 2012-2013 French-American Jazz Exchange program is Tuesday, May 1, 2012 
Writers
Glimmer Train
Upcoming deadline:
·        The Very Short Fiction closes January 31. This category is open to original, unpublished stories of all subjects and themes. We welcome yours! See guidelines.
Poets & Writers Online: Resources for writers

  Literary Agents

·        Introduction
·        The Query Letter
·        Literary Agents and Poets
·        Fee-Charging Agents
·        Other Resources
Artists 1-18-2012

Arts Organizations 1-18-2012

Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information from the Artful Manager blog, the French-American Jazz Exchange program, an article on creative industries (for-profit), 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/
THE ARTFUL MANAGER a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor, ataylor@artsjournal.com
SUSTAINING, BREAKOUT, AND DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION…
‘Innovation’ is the buzz word at many arts conferences these days, and among many funders. But as we’re busy innovating, this Co.Design article reminds us that not all innovations are alike — in shape, in structure, in strategy, and in return on effort.
Posted: Thursday, January  5, 2012

French-American Jazz Exchange Guidelines Now Available!
The guidelines for the next grant round of the French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) program are now available. A program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and FACE (“French-American Cutlural 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. 
The application deadline for the 2012-2013 program is May 1, 2012 for projects taking place between September 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. The eGRANT online application for FAJE will be available February 2012.

American applicants should direct their questions to Jeff Parks at mailto:jeff@midatlanticarts.org?. French applicants should contact Emmanuel Morlet at emmanuel.morlet@diplomatie.gouv.fr.
Creative Industries Less Risky Than You Think
Demos, a think tank based in the United Kingdom, details and attempts to reverse the misconceptions facing the creative industries in its report Risky Business. Creative industries (which in this report only include for-profit businesses) make up 6% of the U.K. gross domestic product, and data shows that businesses in the creative industries have a higher survival rate than average. Despite these facts, there is little formal government support for the sector, and lenders view these businesses as overly risky. The authors have specific policy recommendations to reverse these trends, some of which can be easily used in the United States.
JOB OPENING
Program Manager, National Guild for Community Arts Education (New York, NY)

The National Guild for Community Arts Education seeks an experienced professional to manage programmatic activities including our national conference (the Conference for Community Arts Education), professional development programs, information services, grant making, as well as regional chapter and interest group activities. This position reports to the Associate Director. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:

·        Managing production of annual national conference
·        Managing grant programs and professional development events
·        Coordinating activities of regional chapters and member interest groups
 Qualifications and skills include:
·        Minimum of five years of program management experience
·        Minimum of three years of conference production experience
·        Demonstrated commitment to arts education and knowledge of nonprofit sector
·        Excellent written and oral communications skills, organizational skills, and the ability to synthesize
For more information, including how to apply, visit the full job posting here on the National Guild’s website.
Arts Organizations 1-18-2012