Arts Educators 2/29/2012

Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on applications for membership on the Cultural and Aesthetic Project Advisory Committee, two new videos from Art 21, one post from the Artful Manager blog and two job openings.
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/
Applications for membership on the Cultural and Aesthetic Project Advisory Committee will be accepted through May 1, 2012.  The Montana Arts Council makes half of the appointments to this committee, and the Montana Historical Society makes the other half.  The arts council looks for a broad range of professional arts expertise, and also geographic, racial and gender balance for the committee. 
Obligations of the four-year terms include attending a 2-day panel meeting every other year and reviewing up to 100 grant applications online in preparation for that.  The next meeting is scheduled for October 8-9, 2012 in Helena.  If you are interested in being considered, please send a letter of interest and a resume or bio electronically to Kristin Han Burgoyne at kburgoyne@mt.gov by May 1, 2012. 
Individuals who expressed interest two years ago, and did not receive a committee appointment, should send an email to Kristin expressing their continued interest, as well as an updated resume or bio.
Deadline: May 1, 2012
Art21 newsletter
New Videos: Yinka Shonibare MBE and LaToya Ruby Frazier
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Black Artists
As Yinka Shonibare MBE installs his 2008 solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia, he discusses his experience as a black artist living and working in the United Kingdom. With few black artist role models from the previous generation to follow in the path of, Shonibare describes his motivation and strategy for getting his work into the art system.
LaToya Ruby Frazier Makes Moving Pictures
What makes a documentary radical? In this film, artist LaToya Ruby Frazier reveals the personal story behind a series of videos and photographs of her family in Braddock, Pennsylvania, a selection of which were exhibited in Video Studio: Changing Same at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
THE ARTFUL MANAGER | a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor, ataylor@artsjournal.com
“What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit?” That’s the question John Brockman asked of a bunch of brilliant people from diverse domains. Their answers are well worth a reading.
JOB OPENINGS
Summer Camp Artist Instructor Workshops: Proposals are due March 15th / pays $15hour
Prospective Instructors:
Summer Camps at the Zootown Arts Community Center in Missoula run as half days or full days for area youth and usually run Monday-Friday or half weeks. We accept 12 students or less in our workshops.
Summer Camps run June-August.

Artists and Certified Art Educators are both encouraged to apply and are sometimes paired up for thematic week-long workshops for kids aged 6-16 in the Missoula valley. It’s a great opportunity to share your gifts and talents with area youth in a comfortable, small group setting with lots of volunteer help and support.

Please fill out the attached EducatorsClassForm.pdf  if you’d like to submit for this 2012 Summer!
Attach your resume.
Submit a short proposal (one paragraph) for your workshop/class that includes
the following:
What your workshop would entail
What skill level would be required for those who want to participate 
What tools/materials you would require
How your project fits into the greater mission of the ZACC

Please submit these proposals to hanna@zootownarts.org

The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities council is currently seeking applicants to fill the position of Program Director.
The Program Director coordinates and implements the programmatic activities of the KAAHC, and works with and under the Executive Director to manage and increase the strength and stability of the KAAHC’s programs. Specific responsibilities include planning, marketing, and implementation of programs and events, as well as fundraising and reporting for specific programs.
Applicants must have strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and writing skills. A background in education, and competency in InDesign, PhotoShop and Word Press software preferable in successful applicant. Positive attitude; commitment to the arts and community access; ability to juggle competing demands and meet deadlines required. Position will remain open until filled. See attached PDF for more info.
Arts Educators 2/29/2012

Arts Organizations 2/29/2012

Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on applications for membership on the Cultural and Aesthetic Project Advisory Committee, two posts from the Artful Manager blog and two job openings.
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/
Applications for membership on the Cultural and Aesthetic Project Advisory Committee will be accepted through May 1, 2012.  The Montana Arts Council makes half of the appointments to this committee, and the Montana Historical Society makes the other half.  The arts council looks for a broad range of professional arts expertise, and also geographic, racial and gender balance for the committee. 
Obligations of the four-year terms include attending a 2-day panel meeting every other year and reviewing up to 100 grant applications online in preparation for that.  The next meeting is scheduled for October 8-9, 2012 in Helena.  If you are interested in being considered, please send a letter of interest and a resume or bio electronically to Kristin Han Burgoyne at kburgoyne@mt.gov by May 1, 2012. 
Individuals who expressed interest two years ago, and did not receive a committee appointment, should send an email to Kristin expressing their continued interest, as well as an updated resume or bio.
Deadline: May 1, 2012
THE ARTFUL MANAGER | a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor, ataylor@artsjournal.com
COMMITMENT PHOBIA
February 16, 2012
Bloomberg offers an interesting article on a rising fear of commitment by consumers, in many aspects of their lives. Social and economic indicators point to rising lease vs. buy rates for cars, rising rent vs. purchase rates for homes, declining birth rates, and declines in long-term contracts (such as on mobile phone service). So, what’s an arts manager to do?
“What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit?” That’s the question John Brockman asked of a bunch of brilliant people from diverse domains. Their answers are well worth a reading.
JOB OPENINGS
Director of Development and Marketing – New Position
Northwest Dance Project

About:
Northwest Dance Project has an immediate opening for a new a Director of Development and Marketing to create, implement and manage our development and marketing strategies to help achieve the organization’s short and long term goals. Qualified candidates will reflect the artistically rich, high energy and ambitious values that sets Northwest Dance Project apart from traditional dance companies. This position will play a significant role taking Northwest Dance Project to the next level – locally, nationally and internationally. See attached PDF for more info

The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities council is currently seeking applicants to fill the position of Program Director.
The Program Director coordinates and implements the programmatic activities of the KAAHC, and works with and under the Executive Director to manage and increase the strength and stability of the KAAHC’s programs. Specific responsibilities include planning, marketing, and implementation of programs and events, as well as fundraising and reporting for specific programs.
Applicants must have strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and writing skills. A background in education, and competency in InDesign, PhotoShop and Word Press software preferable in successful applicant. Positive attitude; commitment to the arts and community access; ability to juggle competing demands and meet deadlines required. Position will remain open until filled. See attached PDF for more info.

Arts Organizations 2/29/2012

Artists 2/29/2012

Dear Artists,

Below you will find several items of general interest for all artists followed by opportunities and information specifically for: Visual Artists, Performing Arts and Writers

Information on unsubscribing to this e-newsletter can be found at the bottom of this page.

Regards, Kim

Wilderness Residency for all Creative Disciplines in Oregon
Signal Fire is pleased to announce our 2012 programs and Call for Applicants. We are now accepting applications from all creative disciplines for the 4th annual Outpost Residency and the 2012 Overture Backpacking Retreat. Applications are due March 15, 2012.
contact: Ryan Pierce, 415-690-0949, ryan@signalfirearts.org http://www.signalfirearts.org/about
Deadline: March 15, 2012.

Call For Speakers
Humanities Montana
Humanities Montana is looking for new speakers, new programs, new ways of delivering the humanities to all Montanans! If you have expertise in one or more disciplines of the humanities, like to travel and interact with people, and want to help Montanans think deeply and broadly, then apply to be a Montana Conversations leader.
Conversation programs can take many shapes, including:
• A moderated conversation in which the presenter gives a brief (15-minute) overview of a topic and then leads a group discussion
• A two-person program where opposing or complementary sides of an issue are presented
• Workshops that include humanities discussion and are not purely technical or craft-related
• Living history presentations (first-person portrayals of historic or fictional figures, based on research)
• Presentations that use video or other media
• Traditional 30-45 minute presentation with questions
This year we’re encouraging programs about Native American cultures and traditions, as well as current affairs (regional and national), but any humanities-related topic will be considered.
For more information about honorariums etc. please follow link:
http://www.humanitiesmontana.org/callforspeakers/index.php
Deadline: March 20, 2012

Motorola Mobility Foundation Invites Applications for Empowerment Grants
Grants of $25,000 are available to nonprofit organizations, schools, and school districts in the United States for innovative projects using digital, mobile, and social technology to advance their work.
http://mediacenter.motorola.com/Press-Releases/Motorola-Mobility-Foundation-Opens-2012-Empowerment-Grants-Program-Applications-39f4.aspx
Posted on February 17, 2012
Deadline: March 23, 2012

Art21 News – New Videos from Yinka Shonibare MBE and LaToya Ruby Frazier
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=eaa89lcab&v=001uhMSa17EQAcRsYZpF26RxKSAMK6sdt5uMsUi069q9azCrJF-TDA7WsfsKQYZca8iNVbOowf1rvyYPDhuR2RcPSJevjmpkOi7lwIx98Lmq54%3D
See attachment

KBH
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Executive Assistant & Percent-for-Art Manager
Montana Arts Council
PO Box 202201
Helena, MT 59620-2201
khurtle@mt.gov
(406) 444-6639

VISUAL ART

Dana Gallery — Call for Art
2nd Annual ICONS OF THE WEST
A National Exhibition of Juried Artwork
7 categories with prizes
Dana Gallery
Missoula, Montana
For information on application and prospectus
email: info@danagallery.com
phone: (406) 721-3154
Deadline: April 20, 2012

Job Posting Chicago Public Art Group Associate Director
Chicago Public Art Group seeks an outgoing, well organized, experienced team member to serve as Associate Director.

The Chicago Public Art Group has posted an Associate Director position in our Job Bank.
http://jobbank.artsusa.org/jobs#/detail/4678533
Please send inquiries, resumes and a letter of interest to: Andy Bellomo andybellomo@cpag.net
or Chicago Public Art Group 1259 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605. Fax ¬ 312-427-3413
Deadline: None posted

ZooTown – Missoula – Call for Teaching Artists
Prospective Instructors:
Summer Camps at the Zootown Arts Community Center in Missoula run as half days or full days for area youth and usually run Monday-Friday or half weeks. We accept 12 students or less in our workshops.
Summer Camps run June-August.
Spring Break Art Volunteer Assistants needed: Call the ZACC by March 17th/unpaid
Summer Camp Artist Instructor Workshops: Proposals are due March 15th / pays $15hour
Artists and Certified Art Educators are both encouraged to apply and are sometimes paired up for thematic week-long workshops for kids aged 6-16 in the Missoula valley. It’s a great opportunity to share your gifts and talents with area youth in a comfortable, small group setting with lots of volunteer help and support.
Please fill out the attached cover sheet if you’d like to submit for this 2012 Summer!
Attach your resume.
Submit a short proposal (one paragraph) for your workshop/class that includes
the following:
What your workshop would entail
What skill level would be required for those who want to participate
What tools/materials you would require
How your project fits into the greater mission of the ZACC
(406) 549-7555
http://www.zootownarts.org
Please submit these proposals to hanna@zootownarts.org
See attachment
Deadline: None posted

Seeking New Director at the Appalachian Center for Craft
The Craft Center provides a unique setting for BFA students to experience the highest level of studio instruction while interacting with public programs that promote excellence in contemporary craft in the surrounding region and national communities of interest. New and expanded art programs are being planned at TTU. Students in Craft Center degree programs will have new curricular opportunities without diminishing their Craft Center studio concentrations. The Craft Center director will be able to focus on developing the Craft Center’s presence in the international craft community as never before. If you know of anyone who would be a strong prospect to lead the Craft Center into a new phase of growth, please pass on our information and ask them to contact me.
Ward Doubet
Interim Director, Appalachian Center for Craft
Professor of Art, Tennessee Technological University
1560 Craft Center Drive
Smithville, TN 37166
615.597.6801
931.372.3051
Call for further information

Job Opportunities in Houston
Project Row Houses (PRH) is seeking to hire a creative and energetic professional with a passion for working with community to serve as the Public Art Director. Working closely with both the PRH Founder and Executive Director, the Public Art Director will realize PRH’s artistic goals, provide oversight of the year-round art programs and events, and implement the day-to-day responsibilities of the program. PRH is a neighborhood-based nonprofit art and cultural organization in Houston’s Northern Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American communities. With a mission to transform community through the celebration of art and African American history and culture, PRH has established programs that encompass arts and culture, neighborhood revitalization, low-income housing, education, historic preservation, and community service. For further information, http://www.projectrowhouses.org.
http://projectrowhouses.org/2012/01/job-posting-public-art-director/

PERFORMING ARTISTS

APPLY TO PERFORM AT THE 2012 WESTERN ARTS ALLIANCE JURIED SHOWCASE
Western Arts Alliance (WAA) is accepting applications from performing artists, companies, or their agents for its Juried Showcase Program now through April 2, 2012. The Juried Showcase is a core component of the 2012 WAA Annual Conference – the largest booking conference in the West – and will take place on September 6 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Denver, Colorado. The NCPA houses two beautiful venues perfect for showcasing all genres of performance: proscenium stage Gates Concert Hall will highlight theatre, amplified music and dance; while Hamilton Recital Hall is a chamber musician’s dream – complete with a Steinway concert grand and pipe organ.

You do not need to be a member to apply!
Download the Application/Learn More: http://bit.ly/12WAAJuriedShowcaseAppFAQ
Application Deadline: April 2, 2012
Application Fee: $65 | Showcase Fee: $635
503-274-4729
715 SW Morrison, Suite 600
Portland, OR 97205-3102
Email: cmaricle@westarts.org | Web: http://www.westarts.org
See attachment
Deadline: April 2, 2012

WRITERS

Poets & Writers Magazine
The Time is Now
Creative Prompts

http://www.pw.org/writing-prompts-exercises

Artists 2/29/2012

Accessibility Training

All,
I’ve attached links to several free or low-cost ADA online training resources:
Americans with Disabilities Act Basic Building Blocks Course (Free)
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Free)
At Your Services: Welcoming Customers with Disabilities (Free)
People with Disabilities: An Untapped Business Resource Online Training Modules (Free)
Americans with Disabilities Act Employment Course (Free)
Disability Awareness HR Management Online Seminar (Free)
Job Accommodation Network (Free – All Webinars are Archived and Free)
ADA Online ($25-$40 – All Presentations are Archived are Free)
Worksupport.com (May be of Interest to VR Counselors – Some Free and some Fee-Based)
Please pass along to anyone who may benefit from the training.  All training is available to the public.
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
Accessibility Training

Arts Educators February 6 2012


Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on:
  • Meaningful Making: New Art Education Styles for Montana Art Educators
·        New NEA Guidelines and webinars
·        Next Humanities Montana grant deadline Feb. 20th

·        article: Kennedy Center offers ‘sensory-friendly’ concerts for children with special needs

·        VSA’s Emerging Artists Program – 2013 Call for Art

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 Education Hotline 800-282-3092
http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
Zootown Arts and The University of Montana Present:
Meaningful Making: New Art Education Styles for Montana Art Educators public lecture and
Featuring Olivia Gude, Professor of Art Education at University of Illinois at Chicago
Community and K-12 Visual Art Educators’ Conference:
This conference includes a lecture and workshop hosted by Olivia Gude, professor of art education at The Univeristy of Illinois, Chicago.  Her research focuses on identifying new paradigms for structuring visual art curricula and will enhance the creative potential of Montana’s art educators, thus revitalizing art education in both community and K-12 settings.
Participants range from the general public, community art educators, K-12 Montana teachers statewide, art education students from Montana University institutions, and Montana Art Education Association members. 
To reserve your spot, please contact Jennifer Combe at jennifer.combe@mso.umt.edu. Include your name, profession, school affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address. Space is limited. Room and board are not offered.
Dates and locations:
Thursday, April 11 + Friday, April 12
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Public lecture on campus:
Meaningful Making: Why We Need New School Art Styles
            University of Montana, Social Sciences 356
6 pm – 7 pm
Friday, April 12, 2013
Workshop for K-12 and community educators:
Drawing “Dirty” Pictures: Post-Neat Art As a Curriculum Theme
            University of Montana, School of Visual Art, Drawing Studio 401
9 am – 12 pm and 1pm – 4 pm
New NEA Guidelines

Application guidelines for the next round of Grants for Arts Projectsare now available on the NEA’s website. To view the guidelines, go to www.arts.gov/grants/apply, select the field or discipline most relevant to your project, and choose Grants for Arts Projects from the list of funding opportunities.

Organizations may apply under the following categories:

  • Art Works: To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Within these areas, innovative projects are strongly encouraged. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. (Two application deadlines: March 7 and August 8, 2013)
  • Challenge America Fast-Track: To support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Grants are for $10,000. (Application deadline: May 23, 2013)
Highlights of the changes to the guidelines for this year and what they mean to you
  • The Presenting discipline has been renamed Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works. Why the change? We wanted the Presenting discipline to be as open and welcoming to all multidisciplinary applications and felt a need to have the title and description properly reflect it. Additionally, some changes to the types of projects that will be accepted at each Art Works deadline have been switched between March and August. Click here to see a one-page description with all the information.
  • Review criteria to address innovation and inclusion have been added for the Art Works category.
  • Also in the Art Works category, applicants in all disciplines will upload their work samples electronically to NEA-GO over the same two-week period of time. Last year you had only one week to upload your samples and did so on a schedule according to your discipline.
  • References to the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) have been updated to reflect the migration to the System for Award Management (SAM). SAM is the same as the old CCR, just with a different web address.
Upcoming Webinars

Arts Education                                    February 12, 1:00-2:00, Eastern Time       

                                                         
To join a webinar, go here.

If you’re unable to make the webinars, they’ll be archived on our website here.

For questions about the guidelines or your application, see “Agency Contacts” for the NEA staff that is most appropriate for your project.

The next deadline for grants $5000 and below is February 20.
Humanities Montanais especially interested in proposals focused on the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory (2014). Full information on grant guidelines and deadlines is available at Grants.

Kennedy Center offers ‘sensory-friendly’ concerts for children with special needs

By Katherine Boyle
The children do not know that the music is about war, yet they stomp along with the fury. A young boy shakes his hands as though they have caught fire, keeping tempo with the violin’s shrieks. A girl in a pink romper, no older than 6, jumps to her feet to conduct from the 12th row. And at the abrupt end, the children wail without inhibition, because this is how one feels after hearing Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet; this is how one feels when dropped from its dizzying pull. And when children with autism or special needs feel something inside, they often express themselves with movements and sounds.

VSA’s Emerging Artists Program – 2013 Call for Art

Deadline: June 9, 2013 at midnight
The Kennedy Center and VSA are excited to announce that entries are now being accepted for the 2013 Emerging Artists Program! This is a national juried exhibition of emerging artists, ages 16-25, with disabilities.
Sponsored by Volkswagen Group of America, In/finite Earth aims to showcase artwork that illuminates innovative viewpoints at the intersection of environmentalism, creativity, and disability. This call for art asks artists to engage in the physical, emotional, and creative ties we share across our planet, and present their artistic perspectives regarding the natural world, sustainability, and our collective future. Fifteen artists will be selected for an exhibition in Fall 2013 in Washington, DC and will share $60,000 in cash awards.

Arts Educators February 6 2012

Arts Educators 2-15-2012

Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on The Power of Art: Teaching students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD, Visual Thinking Strategies’ 2012 Practicum Workshops, Improving Arts Learning through Standards & Assessment: A NEA Research Roundtable, Humanities Montana looking for speakers for schools and three items from the Artful Manager blog.
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/
Rauschenberg/The Power of Art
The Power of Art: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

The Power of Art is a national competition that celebrates excellence in art education and recognizes innovative teaching methods. The competition is generously supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Thirty two art teachers who work with students with learning disabilities and ADHD are chosen annually from a large pool of applicants. Winners participate in a one-day workshop that demonstrates ways in which art can be used to teach academic skills to students with learning disabilities and ADHD.

The Power of Art full day workshop provides selected art teachers with a better understanding of learning disabilities and ADHD, original ways to teach, and how to infuse the arts into an existing curriculum. The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation generously provides hotel accommodations and limited travel funds for participants. In 1985 noted artist, Robert Rauschenberg, was honored at The Lab School of Washington’s first Outstanding Learning Disabled Achievement Awards Gala. Because he was not diagnosed until adulthood with dyslexia, his wish was to illustrate the importance and value of art education in the classroom, especially for those students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation coupled with The Lab School of Washington provides a once-in-a lifetime nationwide opportunity for art teachers who work with students with learning disabilities and ADHD.

Workshop Date: Friday, April 27, 2012
Deadline for Application: Friday, March 9, 2012
More info here: http://www.labschool.org/powerofart?rc=0
Visual Thinking Strategies’ 2012 Practicum Workshops

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is an educational curriculum and teaching method which enables students to develop aesthetic and language literacy and critical thinking skills, while giving teachers a powerful new technique they can utilize throughout their career.  VTS is offering several practicums this year. These will be two-day workshops focused on developing VTS facilitation skills. The workshops are beginning-level training for people who have had little or no experience with VTS. While some time is allotted to examining theoretical underpinnings of VTS, the focus is helping participants learn to use VTS well.  Click the following link to register for any of the six upcoming workshops: http://ccsso.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=9915fd35aa&e=fa55d9595e.

There is one in Portland, OR (April) and one in Eugene, OR (June) – Beck

Improving Arts Learning through Standards & Assessment: A National Endowment for the Arts Research Roundtable

On February 14, 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts hosted a day-long series of panels and presentations to examine the latest trends, current practices, and future directions for arts learning standards and assessment methods. In addition to moderated panels of experts, the roundtable features a presentation of the NEA’s latest research report, Improving the Assessment of Student Learning in the Arts: State of the Field and RecommendationsArchive video of the complete webcast will be available beginning February 21, 2012. (I watched yesterday and there was good information shared. Lots of food for thought. Beck)
Humanities Montana
We are looking for new presentations for the statewide program Montana Conversations: Speakers Bureau and Speakers in the Schools. Do you have an expertise in history, literature, public affairs, or other humanities topics? Would you like to lead interactive discussions with your fellow Montanans? Montana Conversations offers high quality programs to community organizations and schools across the state, paying speakers an honorarium and travel expenses.
The current Speakers Bureau and Speakers in the Schools catalogs offer nearly 100 different programs on topics like Native American cultures, Montana, U.S. and international history, current events, literature, and art criticism. Applications to join this roster of humanities scholars will be accepted until March 20. Applicants must submit an online application, including a narrative description of their presentation, two references, and, if possible, an example of their work, such as a video. For more information or to fill out the application, visit our website.
Humanities Montana evaluates applications on humanities content, demonstrated speaking ability, public appeal of the topic, and relevant humanities expertise of the presenter. The board will consider new proposals at its June 8–9 meeting in Miles City. New programs will become available to the public as of July 1, 2012.
THE ARTFUL MANAGER | a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor, ataylor@artsjournal.com
THE NEA EXPLORES ‘INNOVATION’
February 3, 2012
The latest issue of the National Endowment for the Arts magazine explores the fertile ground of ‘innovation’ — with a particular focus on artistic practice.
GREETINGS FROM INNOVATION-LAND
February 6, 2012
Foundations and other funders seeking to promote innovation in cultural organizations tend to wrestle with two main problems. One, of course, is to find and foster innovative practice in an industry that’s often just barely treading water. The other is to share those innovations beyond the inner circle of the project participants.
WHERE IMAGE MEETS NARRATIVE
February 8, 2012
There’s extraordinary power in a thoughtfully conceived and artfully crafted infographic.
When a complex dataset, process, or ecology is expressed as an image, we can see the whole and explore the parts. We can choose our own path to discovery, unlike most linear written narrative.
Arts Educators 2-15-2012