Arts Organizations November 28, 2012


Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on:
  • Rocco Landesman to step down as NEA chairman
  • Innovative Art, Dance, and Video Projects Supported
  • Support for Composer/Community Collaborations
  • Call for Applications for IMLS Grant Programs
  • 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.
  • Have we squandered the economic crisis and the opportunity for transformation? – Jumper

·        The convergence of ‘independent’ and ‘differently dependent’ – The Artful Manager

·        National Endowment for the Arts awards 832 Art Works grants totaling $23.3 million
  • Four job openings – one in Whitefish
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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/
November 20, 2012
Today, Rocco Landesman confirmed his plans to step down as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts at the end of the calendar year. . . To read more: http://arts.gov/news/news12/Landesman-departure.html
Innovative Art, Dance, and Video Projects Supported
Puffin Foundation Artist Grants
The Puffin Foundation seeks to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to art organizations and artists throughout the country who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their genre or social philosophy. For the 2013 grant cycle, the Foundation will provide Artist Grants averaging $1,250 to encourage emerging artists in the fields of fine arts, dance, and video. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting innovative initiatives that will advance progressive social change. Prospective applicants must request funding guidelines and forms by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Foundation’s office. Requests must be received by December 7, 2012. Completed application packets will be accepted through December 29, 2012. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.
Support for Composer/Community Collaborations
New Music USA: MetLife Creative Connections
New Music USA supports the creation of new musical work and the engagement of new work with people and communities throughout the United States. The MetLife Creative Connections program, administered by New Music USA, provides grants to enable American composers to participate in public activities related to specific performances of their original music. The program aims to increase awareness and enhance the creative artist’s role in society by strengthening the connections between living composers, performing musicians, presenters, communities, and audiences. Applications are submitted by a sponsoring organization requesting support for one or more composers to participate in community outreach activities organized, sponsored, and/or presented by the organization. The upcoming deadline is January 7, 2013. Visit the New Music USA website for online application information.
Call for Applications for IMLS Grant Programs
The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for its 2013 Museums for America and National Leadership Grants for Museums programs. Museums of all sizes and types are encouraged to apply. Together, these programs are the largest source of federal funding specifically for museums in the United States. Funding will support projects that:
  • Place the learner at the center and create engaging experiences in museums that prepare people to be full participants in their local communities and global society
  • Promote museums as strong community anchors that enhance civic engagement, cultural opportunities, and economic vitality
  • Support exemplary stewardship of museum collections and promote the use of technology to facilitate discovery of knowledge and cultural heritage
The deadline for applications is January 15, 2013. IMLS will hold a series of informational webinars about each grant program. For more information, including application instructions and the webinar schedule, click here.
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with 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 2013 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 2013, and will be featured on the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award website.
Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process. The deadline for application submissions is Monday, February 4, 2013, 5:00 p.m. PSTFor more information http://www.nahyp.org/how-to-apply/
Jumper blog
Diane Ragsdale on what the arts do and why
Have we squandered the economic crisis and the opportunity for transformation?
About a month ago, art critics Sarah Thornton and David Hickey threw in the towel citing frustration, disillusionment, and annoyance with corruption in the art world. Reading their back-to-back commentaries gave me pause. I found myself stewing on their words for several days–not because I am consumed with their particular concerns regarding the machinations of the art world (though these are, indeed, troubling), but because I’m beginning to lose faith that necessary transformation in the nonprofit arts sector will come.
The Artful Manager, a blog on the business of art, by Andrew Taylor.

The convergence of ‘independent’ and ‘differently dependent’

Nov 13, 2012 12:28 pm
I’m attending the Future of Music Summit today, hearing panel after panel of experts, artists, and advocates interested in a healthy ecosystem for independent musicians. And it’s striking me how the worlds of ‘indie music’ efforts and nonprofit arts organizations are finding their way into the same world (or at least longing toward it). # …
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National Endowment for the Arts awards 832 Art Works grants totaling $23.3 million
Plus, 40 Creative Writing Fellowships totaling $1 million awarded to poets
Washington, DC–National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the NEA will award 832 grants totaling $23.3 million through its Art Works funding category. Not-for-profit arts organizations in 47 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will receive funding. The supported projects span 13 artistic disciplines and fields and focus primarily on the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing works for the benefit of American audiences. In addition, the NEA will award Creative Writing Fellowships to 40 outstanding poets for a total of $1 million. This grant announcement is the first of several for fiscal year 2013.
For the complete press release and grant lists, click here.
JOB OPENING
ATP (Alpine Theatre Project) in Whitefish is looking for a full-time Development Directorto build and sustain contributed income so ATP can continue to bring world-class professional theatre to the Flathead Valley.
See attached PDF for more details
Beet Street, a non-profit organization based in Fort Collins, Colorado, is seeking a full-time Development Manager. Beet Street is a local arts organization that serves as a catalyst to develop Fort Collins into a nationally recognized arts and culture center that fosters, celebrates, and inspires human creativity.
The Development Manager is responsible for building the community, membership, and resources for Beet Street and AIR, through marketing, public relations, communication, and fundraising strategies. This position is an integral part of a small, efficient, high performing staff team. Qualified candidates should be warm, friendly, extraordinary communicators and collaborators, be passionate about art and creativity, and enjoy developing strategies, systems, programs, and relationships. Attention to detail and follow-through are essential. The deadline for submissions is December 7 at 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled between 2 and 5pm on December 13 and 10am and 2pm December 14. No phone calls please. For more details see Development Manager PDF
Executive Director, Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
at College of the Canyons – SANTA CLARITA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
A Classified Management Position
Review Date: December 17, 2012
See attached PDF for more info
Open Position: Development Director
Reports To: Executive Director
Location: Seattle
Position Type: Half-time, Salaried, Exempt
Salary: $35,000-$40,000
Benefits: Negotiated
The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra is a highly successful, medium-sized non-profit arts organization (budget $250K) that is in its 18th year and is poised for growth. We seek to fill a new position of Development Director for the organization. The Development Director will lead a small staff (one other contract grant-writer plus volunteers). This is initially considered a half-time position, and all staff work from virtual offices.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2012 For details see Seattle Rep Jazz O PDF
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Arts Organizations November 28, 2012

Artists


Dear Performing Artists; This looks new to me and yet the deadline is upon us.  Thought I’d send an interim note, Kim
From:Northwest Folklife [mailto:Northwest_Folklife@mail.vresp.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 8:13 AM
To: Montana Arts Council, The
Subject: Call for Performers Deadline is This Saturday, Dec. 1!
Northwest Folklife Special Announcement
November 27, 2012
Call for Performers
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NEA Grants In Montana

Yes, better late than never…. these are the fiscal year 2012 awards from the National Endowment for the Arts to Montana….

 

FY 2012 Grant Awards: State Listings

Art Works II/Arts in Media/Partnerships

Some details of the projects listed in this grant announcement are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
MONTANA
Art Mobile of Montana
Dillon, MT
$15,000
CATEGORY: Art Works   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Visual Arts
To support a traveling youth art education program for rural Montana schools and their communities. Exhibition of works by approximately 30 Montana visual artists will include presentations, art lessons, and resources for teachers using the theme of “conservation.”
Helena Presents (aka Myrna Loy Center)
Helena, MT
$40,000
CATEGORY: Art Works   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting
To support a series of commissioning, presenting, touring, and residency projects at the Myrna Loy Center. Guest artists including choreographers Reggie Wilson and Kyle Abraham, composer/violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain, poet/performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and music ensemble Sō Percussion will create and present works in collaboration with local and regional artists.
Holter Museum of Art, Inc.
Helena, MT
$55,000
CATEGORY: Art Works   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Arts Education
To support Cultural Crossroads, a visual arts education program. Led by artists from diverse cultures, the program will offer students in kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to create art and interact with artwork at the museum, as well as explore the role of heritage and place as it shapes personal and cultural identity.
Mainstreet Uptown Butte, Inc.
Butte, MT
$30,000
CATEGORY: Art Works   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Folk and Traditional Arts
To support the First People’s Gathering at the Montana Folk Festival. The project will feature Montana’s Indian tribes in the festival program and provide exposure for Montana’s Native artists and craftspeople, presenting Native arts and crafts in a display and demonstration area that features both traditional and contemporary artists from across the state.
MCT, Inc. (aka Missoula Children\’s Theatre)
Missoula, MT
$55,000
CATEGORY: Art Works   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Musical Theater
To support Missoula Children’s Theatre’s national performing arts residency tour in underserved communities and on U.S. military bases. During an estimated 1,200 residencies, touring actors and directors will cast as many as 65 local youth in original musicals, with rehearsals and performances within a week’s time.
Missoula Writing Collaborative
Missoula, MT
$10,000
CATEGORY: Art Works   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Arts Education
To support Words Fly!, creative writing residencies for elementary students. In collaboration with classroom teachers, professional writers will lead students through a variety of writing exercises and help them to create a portfolio of work and present their work in public readings and in an anthology published by each participating school.
Montana Arts Council
Helena, MT
$769,300
CATEGORY: Partnership   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: State & Regional
To support Partnership Agreement activities.
Montana Committee for the Humanities (aka Humanities Montana)
Missoula, MT
$15,000
CATEGORY: Art Works   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Literature
To support the 2012 Montana Festival of the Book. The three-day festival will highlight the work of Native American writer and Montana native James Welch, with a world premiere of the film Winter in the Blood, based on his novel of the same name, and a chamber opera based on his novel, The Heartsong of Charging Elk.
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
$10,000
CATEGORY: Art Works   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Theater
To support the Montana Shakespeare in the Parks 2012 summer tour. Two professional theater productions will be performed in 60 communities throughout Montana, northern Wyoming, eastern Idaho, and western North Dakota, with a special focus on rural, underserved areas.
Young Men\’s Christian Association of Billings (aka YMCA Writer\’s Voice)
Billings, MT
$15,000
CATEGORY: Art Works   FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Literature
To support Native Voices, a unique series of public readings by contemporary Native American writers. Authors representing Crow, Cheyenne, Kootenai, Salish, Sioux, Assiniboine, Cree, Cherokee, and Aleut cultures will present work in public, private, and Tribal colleges throughout eastern Montana.

Number of Grants: 10          Total Amount: $1,014,300

NEA Grants In Montana

Rocky Mountain Artists’ Retreat Studios


FYI all…..

We are offering furnished studio and living spaces tucked away in the heart of the Rocky mountains.   The old mining town of Basin is  fifteen miles from the Continental Divide and centrally located between Missoula, Bozeman, Helena and Butte.  The two larger living/studio units are 1000 sq. feet each.  

Our two former mercantile buildings have hosted visual artists, sculptors, writers, composers, musicians, dancers, actors –   to list only some of our guests.  There is a community hall up the street that  can be rented cheaply as a rehearsal and  performance space.  Fishing, hiking, sightseeing, bird-watching and visits to ghost towns and hot springs are popular activities for visitors.

Phone:      406 225-3349
Email:        rhandi@jeffbb.net

Rocky Mountain Artists’ Retreat Studios

Artists November 21, 2012


Dear Artists,
Below you will find several items of general interest followed by opportunities for VISUAL ARTISTS, PERFORMING ARTISTS AND WRITERS.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. 
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·        Helena Business Improvement District(BID) is organizing a logo design contest
·        Fine Arts Work Center—In Provincetown, RI—2013-2014 WRITING AND VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIPS
·        Individual Support Grants: The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
·        THE WEST PHOTOGRAPHED: High Desert Journal
·        Massachusetts Call for Design
·        ArtsWA Art in Public Places Project Manager (Full Time)
·        Assistant Technical Manager (Full-Time)
·        Grant Deadline:  Jazz Composer Awards
·        Grants Enhance U.S. Performing Arts Internationally—USArtists International
·        NALAC FY 2013 Grant Cycle is Now Open!
·        National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
·        How to Become a Published Writer

·        Twenty-Seven Small Press Twitter Feeds to Follow

·        What are Literary Magazines Publishing?
·        Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture: Call for Poets—-For Art in Public Places project
Regards, Kim
Montana artists can receive a free subscription to our State of the Arts newspaper by simply clicking
through the following link;
·        Of General Interest:
Innovative Art, Dance, and Video Projects Supported
Puffin Foundation Artist Grants
The Puffin Foundation seeks to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to art organizations and artists throughout the country who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their genre or social philosophy. For the 2013 grant cycle, the Foundation will provide Artist Grants averaging $1,250 to encourage emerging artists in the fields of fine arts, dance, and video. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting innovative initiatives that will advance progressive social change. Prospective applicants must request funding guidelines and forms by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Foundation’s office. Requests must be received by December 7, 2012. Completed application packets will be accepted through December 29, 2012. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines. http://www.puffinfoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=24
Arts a shared experience in Lame Deer
LAME DEER — The arts were front and center Monday at Lame Deer High School and Junior High.
Arts professionals — three musicians and a dancer — came to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation town to share their talents with students over two days. On Tuesday, the performers and junior high students will join together for a public performance.
·        Webinars:

Here at Creative Capital the lights are on again and we are back to work with two great webinars offering practical tips, tools and strategies for social media and budgeting.
Real Life Budgeting, with Andrew Simonet
Monday, November 26, 7:00-8:30pm EST
More Information >>
Register Now >>

Webinars are $25 each.
All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions.
To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed.
Visit PDP’s Online Calendar for a complete list of upcoming webinars and dates.
Questions?
Please email Matthew Deleget at matthew@creative-capital.org.
*           Advocacy News
Disaster Remedies for Artists

As a founding partner of the National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response, Americans for the Arts is dedicated to offering help and assistance to those impacted by the storm. Key informational and assistance links were posted yesterday on the front page of our website, AmericansForTheArts.org, which can be used now and for future reference by all of our members wherever you are located.
I also encourage you to visit the websites of our National Coalition Partners, CERF+ and ArtsReady, for resource links and more disaster relief information. In addition, the Council on Foundations and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy have been tracking foundation and donor responses to relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy. I urge you to pass on this important information to anyone whom you believe could use these resources.
Please view an abridged version of our Essential Guidelines for Arts Responders, part of a more detailed forthcoming handbook that helps local and state arts agencies, organizations, foundations, and other arts groups plan and administer a coordinated disaster mobilization system within their service area. We hope that it helps you, and we welcome your comments and additions.
Finally, our staff is working to contact all of our members and friends in the most affected areas to see how they are and to find out how we might help. Please let Local Arts Agency Services Program Manager Theresa Cameron know how you are doing, and if you have other information you would like to share. She may be reached at tcameron@artsusa.org.

Robert L. Lynch
President & CEO
Americans for the Arts
Emergency Assistance:
Do you know an artist in need?
Do you want to offer assistance?
 
You probably know by now that Hurricane Sandy has affected many artists in the Northeast. Over the years many artists who have received emergency assistance from CERF+ and who are back on their feet have asked us if there is a way they can assist other artists who are coping with an emergency. We now have a terrific way to make this possible!  CERF+ has created a tool to enable artists (and others) to make offers of assistance to artists in need. We have called the tool the CERF+ Artists’ Relief Exchange.
You can access the CERF+ Artists’ Relief Exchange at http://exchange.craftemergency.org.
Les Snow
Program Manager
802-229-2306
*           Job Opportunities
ArtsWA Art in Public Places Project Manager (Full Time)
Apply HERE
The Art in Public Places program (AIPP) of the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) facilitates the acquisition of artwork for public buildings. This position, part of a five person team reporting to the AIPP Program Manager, manages public art projects with responsibility for the acquisition of artwork in the State Art Collection. The incumbent will manage projects with partner agencies by establishing local decision making committees, determining budgets, and coordinating and collaborating with critical decision makers and constituents such as the board of regents, agency directors, school boards, fiscal officers, campus architects, etc. The position will facilitate artist selection and artwork acquisition, using analysis and assessment of project specific considerations and promotes stewardship, public awareness, and understanding using education efforts, media relations, public meetings, and printed materials.
Note: Applicants must apply only through Careers.wa.gov, not directly to ArtsWA.  All applications will be screened and only those who meet minimum qualifications as described in the job posting will be considered. Use this link for more information and to apply for this position.
Michael Sweney
Program Manager, Art in Public Places
ArtsWA | arts.wa.gov
360.586.2422
Deadline:  11/28/12
Assistant Technical Manager (Full-Time)
The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. Durham, NC.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is seeking a full-time Asst. Technical Manager to work in event production and general operations of the facility. The Asst. Technical Manager will report to the Technical Manager.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the City-owned Carolina Theatre complex including the 1,000-seat historic Fletcher Hall and two cinemas which screen independent film, as well as festivals and retrospectives, 365 days per year. The organization presents more than 50 Star Series performances per year in Fletcher Hall and provides more than 35 educational performances for more than 15,000 schoolchildren from 12 counties in the Arts Discovery series. Fletcher Hall is also home for a variety of performing arts resident companies and hosts a variety of non-profit and commercial events throughout the year.
Candidates must have strong working knowledge of production scheduling, lighting, sound, video, rigging, staging protocols, and have basic applicable computer skills. Candidate should be technically experienced with customer-service skills and highly organized.
See full description under PERFORMING ARTISTS below, KBH
KBH
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
Montana Arts Council
830 N Warren St, First Floor
PO Box 202201
Helena, MT 59620-2201
406-444-6639
Montana . . .The Land of Creativity
 
VISUAL ART
The Helena Business Improvement District (BID) is organizing a logo design contest for all Helena schools and everyone in the Helena community to participate in.  The logo will help improve the BID’s visibility and identity.  There is no age limit for the contest.  The winner will receive a $250 Downtown Helena, Inc. gift certificate, and top entrants will be recognized on the Helena Business Improvement District website at www.downtownhelena.com.  Please contact me at 447-1535 with any questions.  Please refer to the attachment for
additional details.  
Entries must be received by November 30, 2012.    See attached. Call to Artists
Fine Arts Work Center
In Provincetown, RI
November 2012
2013-2014 WRITING AND VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIPS
I am writing in hopes that you will forward the information below, regarding the writing and visual arts Fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown to any visual artists or writers associated with your agency. The Fellowships are a unique and wonderful opportunity for emerging artists and writers to spend seven months working at our Cape Cod facility. Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts
For the last forty years, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown has run the largest and longest residency Fellowship in the United States for emerging visual artists and writers.  Artists who have not had significant recognition for their work and writers who have not yet published a full-length book of creative work are welcome to apply.  Fellows receive a seven-month stay (October 1¬¬-April 30) at the Work Center and a $750 monthly stipend. Fellows do not pay or work in exchange for their Fellowships in any way. Fellows are chosen based on the excellence of their work. Former visual arts Fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Jack Pierson, Lisa Yuskavage, Angela Dufresne, Geoffrey Chadsey, and Lamar Peterson.  Former writing Fellows–nearly all of whom came here before the publication of their first books–have won every major national award in writing including the National Book Award and seven Pulitzer Prizes.  Former writing Fellows include Denis Johnson, Louise Glück, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Yusef Komunyakaa.
 For details, please visit:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Sincerely,
Salvatore Scibona
Writing Coordinator
The postmark deadline for the 2013-14 Writing Fellowships is December 1, 2012.
The deadline for the 2013-14 Visual Arts Fellowships is February 1, 2013.
 
Individual Support Grants:
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation is accepting applications for Individual Support Grants
Who they fund:
The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed   
 artist, and we hope these individuals will consider applying. Geographic focus:International: US citizenship or residency is not required.
What is required:
·        Maturity: Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years. Maturity is based on the level of intellectual, technical, and creative development maintained over this time period. Artists must show that their primary involvement has been with their artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.
·        Financial Need: Eligibility for an Individual Support grant is determined by the applicant’s current financial need. A financial disclosure page is included in the application which must be completed and signed.
The Gottlieb Foundation does not provide funding for organizations, projects of any type, educational institutions, students, graphic artists, or those working in crafts. The disciplines of photography, film, video, or related forms are not eligible unless the work directly involves, or can be interpreted as, painting or sculpture.
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundationis accepting applications for Individual Support Grants ; click to follow links
Deadline: December 15th
THE WEST PHOTOGRAPHED: High Desert Journal
 A photograph need not be a landscape or portrait; pictorial or documentary; color or black and white. The only requirement of entries is to be created by an artist who has something visual to express that is the West.
High Desert Journal seeks submissions for the Obsidian Prize in Photography.
• 2012 Obsidian Prize in Photography
• $5,000 prize for a single photograph, publication in High Desert Journal
• Judged by photographer William Albert Allard
• Entry fee: $20 for up to five photographs; $5 for each additional photograph.
• Deadline: December 15, 2012
• For photographers working in or inspired by the West.
• Entries accepted online at: http://highdesertjournal.com/obsidian-prize/
High Desert Journal is a literary and arts magazine dedicated to literary and visual arts of the Interior West. To encourage artists working in and with the West, it has previously awarded the Obsidian Prize in three categories –fiction, nonfiction and poetry. It now offers the prize for a fourth important arts discipline – photography.Review High Desert Journal online at: www.highdesertjournal.com  Obsidian Prize in Photography is made possible with support from the Kinsman Foundation. Photographer and writer, William Albert Allard, has been a major force at National Geographic and in photography for almost 50 years. Allard has been published in major magazines in the United States and abroad. His book William Albert Allard: Five Decades was recently released.
Elizabeth Quinn, Managing Editor High Desert Journal
PO Box 7647 Bend OR 97708
541.419.9836
Deadline: December 15, 2012            see attached
Sidney Montana
22ndSunrise Festival of the Arts
Call for Artists and Crafters to be considered as the Featured Artists of 2013
See attached:
Deadline January 4th, 2013
Massachusetts Call for Design
Please forward your qualifications!
Beverly, MA  –  Public Art/Design Competition for new Beverly, MA Arts and Cultural District
Eligibility: Artists/designers/team residing in the U.S.
Budget: $250,000 and $1,500 finalist honoraria. Funding for the fabrication and implementation phase needs to be secured.
Create a conceptual public art/design plan for the new cultural district.
The commissioned artist/designer/team will identify key gateways, proposed district boundaries and will suggest potential target areas for the design.
Contact: Ricardo D. Barreto
617-285-1966
Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2013, 1 pm
PERFORMING ARTS
Assistant Technical Manager (Full-Time)
The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. Durham, NC.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is seeking a full-time Asst. Technical Manager to work in event production and general operations of the facility. The Asst. Technical Manager will report to the Technical Manager.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the City-owned Carolina Theatre complex including the 1,000-seat historic Fletcher Hall and two cinemas which screen independent film, as well as festivals and retrospectives, 365 days per year. The organization presents more than 50 Star Series performances per year in Fletcher Hall and provides more than 35 educational performances for more than 15,000 schoolchildren from 12 counties in the Arts Discovery series. Fletcher Hall is also home for a variety of performing arts resident companies and hosts a variety of non-profit and commercial events throughout the year.
Candidates must have strong working knowledge of production scheduling, lighting, sound, video, rigging, staging protocols, and have basic applicable computer skills. Candidate should be technically experienced with customer-service skills and highly organized.
Job responsibilities include:
•           Advance production details with rental clients and artist representatives and relay information to staff as needed.
•           Obtain and post appropriate event information on the Carolina Theatre’s event calendar.
•           Managing show crews, prepping and striking performance spaces.
•           Direct the logistics of live presentations and major events including backstage activity and fulfillment of artist contract riders.
•           Operating sound and light consoles as well as other A/V needs.
•           Supervising technical staff, and helping to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of human resources.
•           Recruit and train stage crew, sound, light, flymen, spot operators and other positions necessary to staff all events in the theatre.
•           Help maintain technical equipment and related systems to ensure readiness and competitiveness of the theatre.
•           Prepare timely reports of labor, supplies and services as needed to settle events..
•           Other duties as assigned by the Technical Manager.
This is a full-time salaried position with a range of $30,000-36,000 commensurate with experience. Hours are variable and include significant nights and weekends. The Carolina Theatre offers a benefit package including medical insurance with vision and dental coverage and a 401(k) retirement plan.
The Carolina Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to hr@carolinatheatre.org.
Grant Deadline:  Jazz Composer Awards
The ASCAP Foundation is accepting applications for The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards
Who they fund:
The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards are granted annually to encourage talented young jazz composers.
Geographic focus: National
What is required:
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or enrolled students with a student visa. Applicants must be under age 30 as of December 31, 2012. Applicants must submit a completed application form; an original score or chart of one composition accompanied by a CD indicating proper track (if applicable); biographical information listing prior music studies, background and experience.
Only completely original music will be considered. Arrangements are not eligible. Compositions which have previously earned awards or prizes in major national or international competitions are ineligible.
The ASCAP Foundation is accepting applications for The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards ; click to follow links.
Deadline: December 1, 2012
Grants Enhance U.S. Performing Arts Internationally
USArtists International

USArtists International, administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that American artists can enhance their creative and professional development through the exchange of ideas and practices with their colleagues in other countries and through exposure to new audiences. Support is available to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists that have been invited to perform at international festivals and engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside of the United States. Grants, which generally range from $1,000 to $10,000, will seldom cover the applicant’s total expenses. The upcoming application deadlines are December 7, 2012, and April 19, 2013. Eligibility details and application guidelines are available on the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website.
http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/us_artists/index.html
NALAC FY 2013 Grant Cycle is Now Open!
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
What’s new in NALAC Grants this year?
It is with great pleasure that NALAC introduces new features that will help simplify the application process for all grant programs.  To better serve the needs of the field, the submission process has been streamlined and improved in the following ways:
Electronic Application Process
This year, all NALAC application materials will be submitted online via the NALAC Submission Manager.  The benefits to the online process are numerous:
•           Easy to use The online application manager was created with the artist in mind. It is an intuitive platform, simple to use and can be submitted online anytime, anywhere.
•           Cost effective No need to copy and mail multiple bulky materials.  Everything is uploaded online, including digital work samples and links. 
•           Simple to track your submissions Applicants can track their submissions from a single sign-in.
All-inclusive Guide
Each NALAC grant program has one downloadable, printable, easy to read, all-inclusive guide that explains how to effectively prepare and submit a complete application.
Accessible Resources
Grant-writing resources are included in all grant guides. A printable document with Frequently Asked Questions is available online. Help is only a click or a phone call away! 
Click here for an informative article on proposals.
Deadline December 13, 2012
Writers
Resources:
How to Become a Published Writer
From:  Diane Williams
Arts Industry Director & Accessibility Coordinator
Mississippi Arts Commission
“I read your inquiry from the NASAA listserv.  I work with literary artists in the state of Mississippi. . . .” 
Attached you will find a document that I put together for writers in our state.  It contains some national information (Page 10).  I was fortunate to have an advisory committee that added to the resources that I was able to find.  It has not been updated in a few years, but it has proven to be a great resource that is listed on our website (http://www.arts.state.ms.us/resources/HowtoBecomeaPublishedWriter.php) and serves as a tangible resource for writers
Poets and Writers Magazine

Twenty-Seven Small Press Twitter Feeds to Follow

Poets and Writers Magazine
Over 250 Small Presses Seek Manuscripts
Are you looking for a publisher for your book? Poets & Writers’ Small Presses Database could help you find the right one. Our listings for over 250 independent publishers include editorial interests, contact information, and submission guidelines.  One new addition is the database is Rose Metal Press, which specializes in hybrid genres like micro-fiction, prose poetry, and novels-in-verse. To learn more about independent publishing, pick up the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, which has a special section on small presses. Search the Small Presses Database
Poets and Writers Magazine
What are Literary Magazines Publishing?
If you’re looking for news from the world of literary magazines, we’ve created a list of twenty five Twitter feeds that provide updates on the types of writing they’re looking for.Which literary magazines do you follow on Twitter? Tweet us your favorites: @pwlitmagster #litmagfeeds.  
View the List ; click to follow link
Opportunities:
Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Call for Poets
For Art in Public Places project
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is seeking up to four (4) poets to create Haikus or short poetry to broaden public thinking about reuse, recycling and a greener environment. The poems will be featured as part of the annually-changing art panels at Seventh Avenue and West Glenrosa Street and on an art billboard devoted to images about recycling along Grand Avenue. The “Green” Haiku will be displayed at these and possibly other sites for at least one year.
Budget:  $1,000
To download the full call go to
http://www.phoenix.gov/arts/businessoac/index.html.  (You will be asked to fill out a short Web form.  This is so we can contact you should any changes be made to the RFQ.  Once completed, a PDF document will open).

For questions please contact Jeanine Garcia, Public Art Project Assistant at 602-534-5084, email jeanine.garcia@phoenix.gov.
For questions concerning the procurement process please contact Scott Steventon at 602-534-8334, email
scott.steventon@phoenix.gov.

Deadline:  Friday, December 7, 2012, 4:00 PM Arizona time  [Arizona Time: Mountain Standard Time all year (MST)]

Artists November 21, 2012

Arts Organizations November 14, 2012


Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on:
  • Grants Enhance U.S. Performing Arts Internationally
  • Support for Creative Aging Programs Announced
  • Entries now open for 2013 VSA International Young Soloists Competition
  • How the United States Funds the Arts has been updated and revised into its third edition
  • Three items from the Artful Manager blog
  • Three articles on data and non-profits from Fractured Atlas
  • Dance and Fiscal Sponsorship in NYC
  • Three job openings
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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/
Grants Enhance U.S. Performing Arts Internationally
USArtists International
USArtists International, administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that American artists can enhance their creative and professional development through the exchange of ideas and practices with their colleagues in other countries and through exposure to new audiences. Support is available to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists that have been invited to perform at international festivals and engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside of the United States. Grants, which generally range from $1,000 to $10,000, will seldom cover the applicant’s total expenses. The upcoming application deadlines are December 7, 2012, and April 19, 2013. Eligibility details and application guidelines are available on the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website. http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/us_artists/index.html
MetLife Foundation and the National Guild for Community Arts Education
Announce Support for Creative Aging Programs
Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
MetLife Foundation and the National Guild for Community Arts Education are pleased to announce the 2013 Creative Aging Program. The national initiative-now in its fifth year- provides training, technical assistance and grants of up to $12,500 to catalyze the development of high quality arts education programs for older adults.
The program was launched in 2009 in response to a major demographic shift underway in the United States—the number of adults age 65 and above will double by 2050—and recent research demonstrating that sustained participation in professionally-led arts programs can promote health and prevent disease in older adults. 
 
The goals of MetLife Foundation’s Creative Aging Program (CAP) are to:   
1.      increase the capacity of nonprofit community arts education providers to serve older adults;
2.      expand and/or deepen existing creative aging programs of high quality; and
3.      identify exemplary creative aging programs as models for the field.
   
Orientation Webinar for Prospective Applicants
An orientation webinar for prospective applicants has been scheduled for 1:00PM EST/10:00AM PST on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. The call is optional and there is no charge to participate. To register, go to https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/541388551. The webinar will be posted to www.nationalguild.org by Friday, November 30, 2012.

Creative Aging Initiative

The Creative Aging program is part of the National Guild’s multi-year Creative Aging Initiative, which, in partnership with the National Center for Creative Aging and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, published Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit (2007) in English and Spanish (www.artsandaging.org) and which also produces training institutes for community arts education leaders.

The VSA & Accessibility Department at the Kennedy Center proudly opens the 2013 VSA International Young Soloists Competition

The 2013 Call for Entries is now open! The Kennedy Center invites entries from musicians ages 14 to 25, with a disability, for the 2013 International Young Soloists Competition. The competition is open to: international and domestic applicants; individuals and ensembles of two to five members; and musicians of all genres.
 
Since 1984, the VSA International Young Soloists Program has identified talented musicians who have a disability. The VSA International Young Soloists Competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians from the United States and the international arena, and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career. These emerging musicians receive $2,500, professional development opportunities, and a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Guidelines, application, and more information available at: www.kennedy-center.org/IYS
The NEA publication How the United States Funds the Arts has been updated and revised into its third edition, available online here: http://www.nea.gov/pub/how.pdf.

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

Indoor (and in-brain) GPS

Nov 08, 2012 10:11 am
Most of us are now used to our electronic devices telling us where we are, where we’re going, and what turns to make along the way. So, it stands to reason that we’d look to those same devices in more and more circumstances. An obvious geographic extension of GPS and ‘turn by turn’ directions is …
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Civic nap, then back to work

Nov 07, 2012 10:08 am
After such a long, arduous, and contentious election season, we can all use a short civic nap today. Make it a power nap, at least for your individual citizen self, but before you nod off make a checklist of what your organizational self needs to do the moment you wake up. # Fortunately, Jay Dick …
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Let’s give them something to talk about

Nov 06, 2012 09:06 am
Cartoonist Hugh MacCleod’s post about ‘Social Objects for Beginners‘ is many years old (like an ancient rune in webtime), but I keep going back to it. It’s an issue so central to the cultural manager’s work and leadership that it deserves recurring attention. # MacCleod builds on the insights of anth­ro­pol­ogist and social software maven …
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From Fractured Atlas http://www.fracturedatlas.org/      
Let’s Talk About Data, Baby
The Big Idea: Non-Profits are People Too, My Friend
Traditionally, funders and charity watchdog groups have used a variety of metrics like cost-effectiveness, fiscal health, and impact to quantify a non-profit organization’s value and performance. Holden Karnofsky Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of GiveWell— an independent charity evaluator– recently outlined how he and his team are beginning to incorporate their impressions of an organization’s people in their evaluations to funders. As foundations take this “soft data” with greater weight, it becomes more important for non-profits to understand what funders are looking for, not only in things like our adminstrative cost ratios, but also in the way our leaders present themselves.
Let’s Talk About Data, Baby: Evaluating People
Paper Chase: Funders, Data, and Transparency
More than ever, foundations rely on data to motivate their decisions on how their funds are awarded. However, Phillip Buchanan President of The Center for Effective Philanthropy cautions funders against the reliance on misleading metrics and failing to provide support for the metric-heavy performance assessments which are demanded from grantees. He instead implores foundations to step up and support the development of good data and robust nonprofit performance management systems.

In related news, Elliott Harmon of Creative Commons blogs about two recent steps toward foundation transparency in the world of philanthropy. First, 15 of the nation’s largest foundations have agreed to release grant information regularly through Foundation Center’s Glasspockets website. Second, the Foundation Center relaunched IssueLab, an extensive repository of third-sector research on the social sector. With more knowledge than ever before at the public’s fingertips, non-profits can more easily research potential funders and better navigate the grantseeking process.

Let’s Talk About Data, Baby: Which Data and Who Will Pay For It?

Geek Alert: Good Data Analytics – DIY Best Practices in Action!
We know that many arts projects run on shoe-string budgets and limited technical resources. Guy Yedwab a blogger at CultureFuture and a Fractured Atlas fiscal sponseeshares a recent low-cost solution to his project’s financial data problem. Instead of endless copy-pasting excel spreadsheets full of financial information,Yedwab found a simple and useful tool to elegantly organize his financial information, as well as simplify his reporting process to Fractured Atlas. Bravo, Guy!
Dance and Fiscal Sponsorship in NYC
Dance/NYC has added a companion to its State of NYC DanceDiscovering Fiscally Sponsored NYC Dancemakers sets out to understand what role dance groups using fiscal sponsorship (as opposed to gaining nonprofit status themselves) play in the arts landscape in the city. Its research finds that these groups spend more of their funds on programs and are more likely to be found in outer boroughs than traditional nonprofit groups.
JOB OPENINGS
Job Title:Museums and Visual Arts Director
Agency:National Endowment for the Arts
SALARY RANGE: $123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, November 05, 2012 to Monday, January 07, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-15
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Temporary NTE 2 years

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Endowment for the Arts, an independent Federal agency and the official arts organization for the United States government, supports the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. We are motivated by the vision of a Nation in which the arts enrich the lives of all Americans and enhance the livability of communities. If you share our vision, please consider joining us.
This position is located in the Visual Arts Division, Office of the Deputy Chairman for Programs and Partnerships, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
This position is in the EXCEPTED Service and may be terminated or extended at management’s discretion.
This is a TEMPORARY position Not to Exceed 2 yearswith a Full Time work schedule (40 hours per week).  
This position may be filled at anytime.  To ensure timely consideration of your application, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by the initial cut-off date of November 28, 2012.  Subsequent applications will be considered on an as needed basis on the following dates:  December 19, 2012.
Final cut-off January 7, 2013.
Position:  Development Director    (updated 10/31/12)
Organization:  Mount Baker Theatre
Location:  Bellingham, WA
See attached PDF for more information.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is seeking a full-time Asst. Technical Manager to work in event production and general operations of the facility. The Asst. Technical Manager will report to the Technical Manager.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the City-owned Carolina Theatre complex including the 1,000-seat historic Fletcher Hall and two cinemas which screen independent film, as well as festivals and retrospectives, 365 days per year. See attached PDF for more information.

Arts Organizations November 14, 2012