Arts Educators September 26, 2013


Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on:
·        Young Authors Guide
·        Journal of Dance Education Call for Papers  
·        New features at Arts Education Partnership’s research resource ArtsEdSearch
·        Three new videos from Art21
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the newsletter.
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/
Young Authors Guide
Where young writers can find literary magazines to read, places to publish their writing, and legitimate contests. A select list of children’s, teen, and young adult publications in print and online that have open submissions with guidelines, an editorial selection process, and a regular print cycle.
Journal of Dance Education Call for Papers  
The Journal of Dance Education (JODE), the official journal of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), is now accepting papers for a special issue featuring best practices in P-12 Dance Education. This issue will target the needs and interests of teachers in elementary, middle, and high schools, providing newly applied research, innovative pedagogical approaches, and meaningful methods and lesson plans for today’s P-12 dance educator.

Areas to consider may include, but are not limited to:

  • Impact of best practices on dance education P-12
  • Best practices in teaching dance to empower differently-abled populations
  • Dance teacher evaluation and best practices principles
  • Critical thinking in dance classes
  • Differentiated instruction in the dance classroom
  • Professional development that is relevant to dance instructors
The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2012 and the issue is scheduled for distribution in September 2013. Submissions can be sent electronically to Cheryl Palonis Adams, Associate Editor, at cpadams1@comcast.net. Click here for more information, including submission guidelines. 
From Arts Education Partnership (AEP): Since its launch in April, ArtsEdSearch.org has been growing and improving, and we’re happy to announce some new features that will make it an even more valuable resource to the field:
  • Social Sharing
  • Bookmarks
  • Discussions
Try these new features today and discover new ways to incorporate ArtsEdSearch into your work in arts education research, policy, or advocacy.
Art 21: Description: cid:image001.gif@01CD9BF1.D1CEB160New Videos: Opie, Halvorson, and Almanza Pereda
Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s Obstacle Course
From the series, New York Close Up
In this film, artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda contends with a series of obstacles while enrolled in his first semester of graduate school at Hunter College in Manhattan.
Close Encounters with Josephine Halvorson
From the series, New York Close Up
In this film, artist Josephine Halvorson guides a video crew through an exhibition of her recent paintings–“What Looks Back” (2011)–at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan.
Catherine Opie: Cleveland Clinic
From the series, Exclusive
Photographer Catherine Opie describes her intentions behind the permanent installation “Somewhere in the Middle” (2011) at Hillcrest Hospital, a branch of Cleveland Clinic, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Arts Educators September 26, 2013

Arts Organizations September 26, 2013


Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on:
·        Webinar on New Culture and Health Funding Opportunity Thursday, October 4, 2012
·        The Shubert Foundation Grants for Theatre and Dance Companies
·        Targeted Native Language Preservation Projects Funded
·        National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Guidelines available October 11,  2012
·        the Arts Dinner-vention Party project – nominate a Montanan

·        Jumper blog: The Dark Side II: Not In It For the Money

·        New features at Arts Education Partnership’s research resource ArtsEdSearch
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the newsletter.
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/
NEA and NIH Co-host Webinar on New Culture and Health Funding Opportunity 
You are invited to a live, free webinar on Thursday, October 4, 2012, 3:00–4:00 pm, EST to learn about a new funding opportunity on the arts and social sciences from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

How does culture affect health-related beliefs and practices? Artists and arts organizations may help answer this question. This Request for Applications (RFA) will support research projects that bring together social and behavioral researchers and arts and cultural experts to gain new insights into the relationships between culture and health. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is co-hosting this webinar with the NIH’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.

Guests and speakers

  • Sunil Iyengar, Director of Research & Analysis, NEA
  • Bill Elwood, Coordinator, NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network
  • Eva Caldera, Assistant Chairman for Partnership and Strategic Initiatives, National Endowment for the Humanities
Join the webinar here: http://artsgov.adobeconnect.com/artsdev5/. An archive of the webinar will be available on Monday, October 8, 2012 at http://www.arts.gov/research/convenings/
Grants for Theatre and Dance Companies
The Shubert Foundation
The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance. The Foundation provides general operating support to nonprofit, professional resident theatre and dance companies that have an established artistic and administrative track record. A limited number of grants are also made to dance and theatre related organizations as well as graduate drama departments of private universities. In addition, a few exceptional human services organizations in New York City are supported. Applications for theatre grants are due December 3, 2012. All other grant applications must be submitted by October 15, 2012. Grant application guidelines and forms are available on the Foundation’s website.
Targeted Native Language Preservation Projects Funded
Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy Project
The purpose of the Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy Project, administered by the Endangered Language Fund, is to revitalize and perpetuate the aboriginal languages of the American Indian Nations whose ancestors encountered the 1803-1806 Lewis & Clark Expedition. Support is provided for Native language education programs, curricula, or projects; individual study by Native language students; and research efforts to document and record a Native language for future preservation and education. Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000, and require a one-to-one match. The application deadline is October 15, 2012. Visit the Endangered Language Fund website to download a copy of the Request for Proposals.
National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Guidelines will hit the streets October 11,  2012. The application deadline is January 14, 2013 for projects starting September 1, 2013.
You can see which communities received Our Town grants in the first two rounds here http://www.arts.gov/grants/recent/index.html(Missoula Writing Collaborative has one)
Barry’s Blog: the Arts Dinner-vention Party project
Readers of this blog are invited to submit a list of eight to twelve people that they think would represent the unheralded group of arts sector leaders (see specific criteria guideline suggestions in the whole blog) and would – as guests at a dinner party – provide for a memorable and meaningfully engaging conversation on critically important arts issues; people with new ideas, who can argue convincingly for those ideas.

“My primary purpose for this project is twofold:
First, to identify and recognize some of the unheralded leadership of the field who have bold, inspired, cutting-edge ideas and new thinking to put forth, and to give them a platform from which to voice those ideas; and
Second, to engage the national field in serious discussion geared towards generating specific concrete proposals and strategies for solving existing challenges.”

The deadline for submissions is:   November 20, 2012.
For details see: http://blog.westaf.org/2012/09/the-arts-dinner-vention-project.html
There are several possible nominees right here in Montana – Beck

The Dark Side II: Not In It For the Money

September 24, 2012 By Diane Ragsdale
A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about the recent turmoils at a few orchestras in the US which garnered several comments—all well worth reading and more interesting, in my opinion, than my original post—so I thought I’d continue the conversation. As one person wrote, the section of my post that seemed to provoke the most discussion was the statement: “I must be hopelessly naïve because I want to believe that if you go work for a nonprofit you’re not doing it for the money.”
More than a few said that this was a potentially damaging idea for us to continue to perpetuate in the nonprofit arts as it seems to translate into a justification to pay both artists and administrators far less than a living wage, an action that, some suggested, can result in lower quality performance in arts organizations. I couldn’t agree more with the sad state of wages at many nonprofit organizations. But the point about “in it for the money” was meant to be read in context of the three points that followed.
To read more:
From Arts Education Partnership (AEP): Since its launch in April, ArtsEdSearch.org has been growing and improving, and we’re happy to announce some new features that will make it an even more valuable resource to the field:
  • Social Sharing
  • Bookmarks
  • Discussions
Try these new features today and discover new ways to incorporate ArtsEdSearch into your work in arts education research, policy, or advocacy.

Arts Organizations September 26, 2013

Arts Organizations September 19, 2012


Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on:
  • Artful Manager webinar – How Art Works tomorrow 9-20
  • Blue Avocado – 3 free webinars, discounted fundraising software – offers end Fri, Sept. 21
  • Grants and loans for creative placemaking
  • “Southern Exposure” grants announced – Helena Presents has one
  • New Statistics on Giving
  • Venues Shape Arts Participation white paper
  • Developing Future Leaders report
  • Creating a Social Media Policy
  • 10 Reasons to Change your Broadcast Email Tool
  • HR and Technology in the Nonprofit World
  • Data Visualization and Infographics to tell your story
  • 70 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits
  • How Many Survey Respondents Should I Have?
  • 9 Gmail plugins to Revive Your Productivity
  • So You Want to Hold a Contest on Facebook?
  • Learning from Crowdfunding Failures
  • Four Job Openings – one Custer Co. Art & Heritage Center, Miles City and one w/ deadline of 9-28-12
Information on 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/

Artful Manager blog http://www.artsjournal.com/artfulmanager

How Art Works, this Thursday

On Thursday, September 20, from 2:00- 5:30 pm Eastern Time, I’m thrilled to be coordinating a public forum at American University alongside my brilliant Arts Management colleagues. The subject is the tiny question of “How Art Works” to impact the lives of individuals, communities, and society. The occasion is the release of a new report …
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Blue Avocado It’s been a long, hot summer and now the presidential race is heating up, too. We think it’s time to cool off with some cool savings. Yes, it’s time for popular, money-saving special deals just for Blue Avocado readers. All deals end on 5:00 pm Pacific Time/8:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday, September 21.
Fundraising Software . . . only $99!
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Free webinar: Show Me the Money: Nonprofits Talking Taxes
Show Me the Money: Nonprofits Talking Taxesis a fast-paced live session with the great Kim Klein, and takes a fresh approach to how nonprofits can think about government funding, taxes, services, and advocacy.
Kim and Nonprofits Talking Taxes — a project of the Buiding Movement Project and CompassPoint Nonprofit Services — have taken their presentations to dozens of nonprofit conferences. Now you can participate from the comfort of your conference room or desk at this free webinar on Friday, October 26, 10 am Pacific (1 pm Eastern). Register by 5 pm Friday September 21! Reserve your free webinar seat now.
Free webinar: Nonprofit Sustainability: Understanding and Changing Your Business Model in 90 Minutes
Too often program goals are discussed separately from financial means, although we all know that both must be discussed together. Jan Masaoka and Steve Zimmerman will present the methodology for doing so from the book they co-authored (with Jeanne Bell): Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability. Friday, September 28 from 10:00 am Pacific (1:00 pm Eastern). Take a fresh look at choosing the mix of programs, earned income, and donations that will be sustainable for your organization. This model can be used as an adjunct to or substitution for traditional strategic planning. Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat by September 21 or now.
Free Webinar “Talent Management Best Practices to Scale Nonprofit Impact”
Join us on November 8 at 10:00 am Pacific Time (1:00 Eastern) and hear from two nationally recognized nonprofits that used leadership development and talent management best practices to increase social impact. Rich Berlin, Executive Director of Harlem RBI (one of the Nonprofit Times’ top-50 nonprofits to work for in the US) and Christa Roth, Director of Talent at BUILD, are joined by James Shepard of consulting firm AchieveMission. At this webinar you will learn steps you can take today to strengthen your nonprofit, and gain access to valuable templates and tools. Blue Avocado readers can register for this event free only from September 18 – September 21. Space is limited, so reserve your webinar seat now.
Support for Creative Community Partnerships
ArtPlace
ArtPlace is a collaboration of major foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions dedicated to accelerating creative placemaking across the United States. ArtPlace believes that art, culture, and creativity expressed powerfully through place can create vibrant communities, thus increasing the desire and the economic opportunity for people to thrive in place. Grants and loans are provided to collaborations involving arts organizations, artists, and designers working with local and national partners to produce a transformative impact on community vibrancy. Priority is given to projects that enjoy strong local buy-in and will occur at places already showing signs of momentum, integrate with a community’s economic development and community revitalization strategy, and have the potential to attract additional private and public support to the community. ArtPlace gives some emphasis to applications from selected localities; however, applications are encouraged from urban and rural regions all across the U.S. Letters of inquiry will be accepted from September 17 through November 1, 2012. Visit the ArtPlace website to download the application guidelines.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation have announced the first round of grants (Helena Presents is in the group) in support of Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America (“Southern Exposure”). The program is a new national initiative committed to building greater understanding and appreciation of the cultural richness and diversity of Latin America through the presentation of exemplary dance, music and theater artists from that region in communities across the United States. More info here: http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/Southern_Exposure/Current_Projects.html
New Statistics on Giving
The Chronicle of Philanthropy http://philanthropy.com/section/Home/172  has updated its How America Gives http://philanthropy.com/section/How-America-Gives/621/  feature with the latest information from the Internal Revenue Service. The interactive map shows giving data with details all the way down to the ZIP code level. Also included are state rankings http://philanthropy.com/article/Sharing-the-Wealth-How-the/133605/  and articles that look further into the complexity of giving in the United States.
Venues Shape Arts Participation
A new white paper from Wolf Brown http://www.wolfbrown.com/  examines how the venues and settings of cultural activities affect arts participation. All the World’s a Stage http://wolfbrown.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=140&cntnt01origid=67&cntnt01detailtemplate=sounding_board_detail&cntnt01returnid=415  looks at the disconnect between what art facilities provide and the participatory activities consumers desire.
Developing Future Leaders
Bridgespan http://www.bridgespan.org/  has published Plan A: How Successful Nonprofits Develop Their Future Leaders. http://www.bridgespan.org/how-successful-nonprofits-develop-their-future-leaders.aspx  Nonprofit leadership development is often addressed only when organizations face a succession crisis. This report offers insights for organizations wanting to invest proactively and systematically in building a pipeline of future leaders.
Idealware   www.idealware.org
As nonprofits have increasingly turned to social media, policies to govern their use have become the new frontier. It can be difficult for organizations to find examples that fit their needs. A good social media policy will provide clear guidelines as to what staff should and shouldn’t do when posting and interacting with the community on a day-to-day basis, freeing them up to think more strategically. But what’s involved in creating one?
If you’re looking for a new broadcast email tool for your nonprofit, there are a lot of different options to choose from. But how do you know when it’s time to change?
Whether your organization has just a few employees or a few thousand, its staff is its most valuable resource. To manage that resource effectively you need to track all sorts of information. How do you make sure that data is safe, accurate and easily accessible? 
Best of the Web: September 2012 
Amadie Hart takes an in-depth look at the difference between “data visualization” and “infographics,” and includes a few good examples of tools to help you create both. 
You’re bound to find some useful tools in this astonishingly complete list of affordable or free tools that can help your organization online.
In this short video, Laura Quinn answers one of the questions most commonly asked by organizations putting together surveys. 
Mashable offers the nine must-have plugins to enhance your productivity deep inside your Gmail inbox.
Kyle Andrei helps you navigate the confusing landscape of Facebook’s contest policies.
Paper Chase: Learning from Crowdfunding Failures
Crowdfunding platforms like IndieGoGo, RocketHub, and Kickstarter have become a new powerful fundraising tool for creative projects. Crowdsourcing.org featured Nelson de Witt’s examination of key mistakes he made in a recent Kickstarter project and how aspiring crowdfunders can avoid making them.

Back to School: Learn how to avoid key mistakes in your next crowdfunding campaign.

JOB OPENINGS
The Custer County Art & Heritage Center is accepting applications for Executive Director. This full-time position will direct this non-profit’s staff and education and exhibit programs in the visual arts. The center is located in southeastern Montana at Miles City.
Hudson Opera House  – Hudson, NY
Office Manager / Program Associate
Please submit resume, cover letter, writing samples and at least three references by 9/28/12
Exempt / Full Time position
Hudson Opera House offers over 1000 arts programs annually for people of all ages including concerts, readings, lectures, exhibitions, workshops, and large scale community events. These programs take place during the day, evenings and on weekends and all staff members provide coverage for some programsThe organization operates 7 days a week.
The ideal candidate for this position will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and program related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. Must be well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting a busy small office and an arts center of diverse people and programs. The ability to kindly interact with staff, visitors, and donors in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to working at the Opera House.
Work Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm.
Must be able work weekends and evenings as required in order to fulfill programmatic responsibilities. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits including holidays, vacation, sick, personal leave, and health insurance. The position carries a starting annual salary of $38,000. See attached PDF for more info
Americans for the Arts is seeking a strong leader to design and execute programs that provide support and resources to those working throughout the county to advance the arts in their communities. To do so, the position designs, implements and oversees a series of programs and services to increase the knowledge, visibility, and engagement of professionals in the field of arts and culture.  Candidates are expected to be knowledge experts on the full diversity of Local Arts Agencies and the organizations and individuals engaged in local arts development-their budget trends, programs, innovations, and their diversity of structures and organizational and leadership needs.  He or she will lead a team that implements innovative professional and leadership development programming, convenings, on-line resources, peer networking opportunities, strategic partnerships and other essential tools and services.  Interested individuals should apply by October 8 at: www.americansforthearts.org/go/careers
MUSE Artistic Director Search
MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, is a 75 member auditioned choir in the culturally rich city of Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1983 by Dr. Catherine Roma, MUSE is one of the most highly regarded women’s choirs in the nation. MUSE has built a feminist, collaborative culture and developed forms of democratic decision-making. MUSE is committed to increasing the repertoire of choral music for a wide range of women’s voices and seeks to continue the choir’s growth as a diverse musical organization supporting peace and justice issues.
Application Information: Applications accepted through October 15, 2012 (postmark deadline) See attached PDF for more info
Arts Organizations September 19, 2012

Arts Educators September 19, 2012


Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on:
  • The 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are now open!
  • Learning from Crowdfunding Failures
  • One Job Opening
Information on 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/
The 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are now open!
All work is submitted online according to regional guidelines. Please note that deadlines generally range from December 15, 2012 – January 15, 2013 (based on your region).
Step One: Review the eligibility criteria, category descriptions, regional guidelines and the online FAQthoroughly.
Step Two: Register through the Online Registration System.
Step Three: Print the submission form(s) and obtain required signatures (student, guardian and teacher/administrator).
Step Four: Mail forms and payments according to regional guidelines*
Paper Chase: Learning from Crowdfunding Failures
Crowdfunding platforms like IndieGoGo, RocketHub, and Kickstarter have become a new powerful fundraising tool for creative projects. Crowdsourcing.org featured Nelson de Witt’s examination of key mistakes he made in a recent Kickstarter project and how aspiring crowdfunders can avoid making them.

Back to School: Learn how to avoid key mistakes in your next crowdfunding campaign.

JOB OPENING
MUSE Artistic Director Search
MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, is a 75 member auditioned choir in the culturally rich city of Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1983 by Dr. Catherine Roma, MUSE is one of the most highly regarded women’s choirs in the nation. MUSE has built a feminist, collaborative culture and developed forms of democratic decision-making. MUSE is committed to increasing the repertoire of choral music for a wide range of women’s voices and seeks to continue the choir’s growth as a diverse musical organization supporting peace and justice issues.
Application Information: Applications accepted through October 15, 2012 (postmark deadline) see attached PDF for more info
Arts Educators September 19, 2012

Americans for the Arts Job Opportunity


Americans for the Arts is seeking a strong leader to design and execute programs that provide support and resources to those working throughout the county to advance the arts in their communities. To do so, the position designs, implements and oversees a series of programs and services to increase the knowledge, visibility, and engagement of professionals in the field of arts and culture.  Candidates are expected to be knowledge experts on the full diversity of Local Arts Agencies and the organizations and individuals engaged in local arts development-their budget trends, programs, innovations, and their diversity of structures and organizational and leadership needs.  He or she will lead a team that implements innovative professional and leadership development programming, convenings, on-line resources, peer networking opportunities, strategic partnerships and other essential tools and services.  Interested individuals should apply by October 8 at www.americansforthearts.org/go/careers.
Americans for the Arts Job Opportunity