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musicians and writers.
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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 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.
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Executive Assistant & Percent-for-Art Manager
Montana Arts Council
PO Box 202201
Helena, MT 59620-2201
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.
Montana Watercolor Society Watermedia 2012
Montana Watercolor Society’s
Thirtieth Annual National Juried Exhibition
Bigfork Museum of Art & History (BMAH)
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
Goodbye to Abstract Expressionist Painter:
Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011)
French-American Jazz Exchange [FAJE[ Guidelines Now Available!
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
· 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.
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