Artists December 21, 2012


Dear Artists,
Below you will find several items of general interest followed by opportunities for VISUAL ARTISTS, PERFORMING ARTISTS AND WRITERS.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards, Kim
·        Call to Artists from Prairie Edge.
·        New England Foundation for the Arts: National Native Artist Exchange
·        Opportunity at Pinedale :Diversity in Nature – In:Site |Ex:Site
·        Sidney Montana — 22nd Sunrise Festival of the Arts
·        ARTSLINK PROJECTS:Visual and media arts application 
·        Artist sought to create artwork for Landsburg Park, southeast of Seattle
·        2013 KAO INTERNATIONAL KINETIC ART COMPETITION
·        Massachusetts Call for Design
·        PHOTOGRAPHY NOW 2013
·        Fine Arts Work Center—In Provincetown, RI—2013-2014 WRITING AND VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIPS
·        Deadline for the U.S./Japan Creative Artists’ Program: March 1, 2013
·        Holter Museum Call:1st Annual Recycled Art Exhibition
·        Musical America’s Special Report
·        Grants Enhance U.S. Performing Arts Internationally
·        The Charles Abbott Fellowship
·       CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS FOR NEW WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS
ArtsLinks Projects : Literature application deadline: January 15, 2014
·        Glimmer Train’s ;Fiction Open
·        Writer’s Forum Question:  Please respond
 New York Foundation on the Arts
Emergency Relief Fund Update
Thousands of artists were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, suffering tremendous damage and losses. Established in the wake of the hurricane, NYFA’s Emergency Relief Fund was created to help artists in all disciplines as they begin to recover from the effects of the storm. After opening the application process on November 21st, the fund has been met with a resounding response from artists affected by the storm and from fellow artists and supporters interested in aiding the relief effort. The first round of accepted applicants were notified this week; the second review process will take place in early January. To date, applications represent upwards of $12 million in requests.

Initially established with lead support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Lambent Foundation, NYFA welcomes ongoing support for the Fund through direct contributions and the donation of proceeds from relief-related special events and projects. For more information, please contact Dena Muller, Director of New Initiatives at (212)366-6900 x 230 or dmuller@nyfa.org.

Additional institutional funding for NYFA’s Emergency Relief Fund has been provided by the Art Matters Foundation, McGraw Hill, the Richard and Natalie Jacoff Foundation, and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. Further support has been provided by: the Artist Relief Project; the Art Production Fund; C.A.S. Paints; CitySoft; Marylyn Dintenfass and her Studio Team; Econet Wireless Group, South Africa; Flood the Art Market: Artists Helping Artists Affected by Hurricane Sandy; Grey Area; Pace/MacGill Gallery; Paddle 8; Performa; Times Square Art Square; University Galleries at Illinois State University; and Wirelos and Brian Reed. 

We have a posting for a part time art coordinator for our waterfront program. Here is the link to our employment page: http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/employment/default_neogov.asp
The City of Seattle Department of Transportation and Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is seeking a senior project manager qualified in the area of Public Art to lead coordination of arts activities and implementation of public art projects related to the Central Waterfront program as part of the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs (Arts) and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) staff. The person in this position is supervised by Arts and is physically located in SDOT offices in order to coordinate with SDOT Waterfront Program personnel. Work on the Central Waterfront Program would include additional SDOT 1% for Art project management duties. This position is currently funded at half-time, and is a Term-limited position position (two years) with benefits.  At the end of two years, the position may or may not be converted to a regular City position. Depending on qualifications and experience, the expected starting salary for this position is $34.12/hr (beginning in 2013). 
Job Title:          Waterfront Art Program Manager (SA 1 – Exempt)
Job Number:    
Salary:  See Position Description
Location:          Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington
Job Type:         Civil Service Exempt, Term Limited, Part-Time
Shift:    Day
Department:      Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Bargaining Unit: Not represented
Closing Date/Time:        Wed. 01/02/13 4:00 PM Pacific Time
See Attached

Calandra Childers

Holter Museum Call
1st Annual Recycled Art Exhibition
opening at the Holter Museum on April 19th, 2013
in conjunction with the Youth Electrum and Earth Day
If you have any questions please feel free to contact m
Susan Bawden
714.357.7334
SEE ATTACHED RAE FORM
•           Deliver, preferably in person, registration form and entry fee by March 29, 2013 to the Holter Museum of Art located t 12 E Lawrence, Helena, MT. Ph: 406-442-6400.
•           Recycled Artwork must be delivered to the Holter Museum of Art on Tuesday April 16 between 10:00am – 5:00pm.
•           Opening Reception and Award Presentation, April 19, 2013, 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
Don’t forget to apply for
The Charles Abbott Fellowship
Submit materials by January 2 at noon EST
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation is pleased to announce the newest Charles Abbott Fellowshipopportunity open to directors and director/choreographers  . Please read the following details carefully and respond to the link provided below with questions.
See Attached
Are you smart? A good writer? Interested in how the arts fit in to the bigger picture? Why not join this blog? The Createquity Writing Fellowship was designed to continually bring new voices into national and international conversations about the future of the arts. So far we’ve introduced eight bright, (mostly) young writers to the world, and we’re just getting started. You could be the next to join them, all while receiving mentorship, research assistance, and guidance on your writing from yours truly. Think of it as your very own virtual graduate practicum in arts policy. Details and application instructions, as always, are available at the Createquity Writing Fellowship page, and applications are due January 8. Please spread the word far and wide, and I look forward to reading your submissions!
Glimmer Train’s
Fiction Open
Deadline for Entries: January 2, 2013
Reading fee: $19 per story
A question for my readers:  Has a writing contest helped to launch your career?  Have they helped you in some other way?   I’d love to publish your responses, without your names of course,in a future issue.  Kim
Artists December 21, 2012

Arts Educators December 12, 2012


Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on:
  • 2013 VSA Young Soloists Competition
  • Institute for Artists and Administrators in Creative Aging
  • Montana Poet Laureate Sheryl Noethe’s records ten 15-minute podcasts on teaching poetry
  • Writing & the Value of an Arts Education
  • EdTA Releases 2012 Survey of High School Theatre
  • More than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education
  • Arts Education Partnership 2013 National Forum April 4-5, Washington, DC
  • One job opening at Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning thought the Arts
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/
2013 VSA Young Soloists Competition

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, 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 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.

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Competition guidelines, the application, and more information can be found at: www.kennedy-center.org/IYS

The Creative Center Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Creative Aging
March 10-15, 2013 (rescheduled from Nov. 2012 because of Hurricane Sandy)
This week-long training will focus on the role of the arts in creative aging and, providing both a theoretical and didactic approach to implementing and sustaining high quality arts programming in a variety of settings serving older adults, from senior centers to long term residential settings for the frail elderly. Artists, as well as arts, nursing home and hospital administrators, will be given everything they need to create “best practice” arts programming in healthcare facilities, nursing homes and other long term care facilities, and rehabilitation, palliative and hospice settings. Since 2002, The Creative Center at University Settlement has been training artists from across the US to work in a variety of healthcare settings using the unique training program featured in our book, Artists in Residence: The Creative Center’s Approach to Arts in Healthcare.
Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 25, 2013.
Applicants will be notified no later than Friday, February 8, 2013.
See attached Word docs for more information
Humanities Montana awarded the Missoula Writing Collaborative $1,000 to support Montana Poet Laureate Sheryl Noethe’s recording of ten 15-minute podcasts, focusing on lessons she has taught for the last 30 years.
Noethe designed the podcasts for educators to use in teaching creative writing, especially poetry. The purpose of the series, she says, “is to inspire teachers and students to develop critical thinking skills and literacy, and to demonstrate the importance of taking part in culture.”
Noethe introduces herself in the first podcast and offers an inspirational talk about following one’s dreams and working toward success.
• Lesson 2, The senses, details and the line break
• Lesson 3, Basic poetry vocabulary
• Lesson 4, “I Remember,” an acrostic
• Lesson 5, Eckphrastic poetry (poetry inspired by art)
• Lesson 6, “Lost,” about writing a poem that responds to another poem (in this case, David Waggoner’s “Lost”)
• Lesson 7, “Delight Song,” about the form of a list poem, and inspired by ”The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee” by N. Scott Momaday
• Lesson 8, “The Power of Circles,” based on the poems of Black Elk and other Native American authors
• Lesson 9,  “The Hand,” gleaned from a collection of Pueblo poetry called Many Winters
• Lesson 10, “The Pantoum,” a 12-line poem that relies on repetition for its power
Available on YouTube.com (search for Sheryl Noethe).
NEA Art Works Blog
Taking Note: Teaching, Writing & the Value of an Arts Education: Sunil Iyengar translates what findings from two new reports tell us about the correlation between arts learning and related skills development.
EdTA Releases 2012 Survey of High School Theatre
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) has released a new national survey of the state of high school theatre in the United States. The 2012 Survey of Theatre in United States High Schools, created in partnership with Utah State University, was published in a special edition of EdTA’s quarterly journal, Teaching Theatre (available both electronically and in print).

The new survey is the first comprehensive study of the field since 1991. The survey results include findings on participation in drama programs, employment and qualifications of theatre teachers and teaching artists, the theatre curriculum and assessment, perceptions of the value of theatre programs, budgets and finances, facilities, and technology and new media.

National Guild for Community Arts Education
Written by two seasoned practitioners—Thomas Wolf and Gigi Antoni—the new book, More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education, is a primer on how organizations that offer arts education and creative learning programs can initiate, enter into, and support long-lasting partnerships. Vibrantly illustrated and presented in an easy-to-read format, it describes the theory and practice underlying various levels of collaboration—from organizational partnerships to mergers to community-wide systems. The book also offers inspiring, real-life examples of thriving arts education partnerships from communities large and small throughout the United States. Learn more.
Mark Your Calendars for the AEP (Arts Education Partnership) 2013 National Forum

On Thursday and Friday, April 4-5, 2013, AEP will convene its 2013 National Forum: Arts, Education, and the Next America, in the Nation’s Capital at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel.

National Forum registration begins January 2013:

  • Early Registration for AEP Partner Organizations: $250; Jan. 21-Jan. 31 (midnight EST)
  • General Registration: $250; Feb. 1-March 16 (midnight EST)
  • Late Registration: $280; March 17-April 4 (midnight EST)
About AEP Forums:
With the goal of strengthening our nation’s public education system, AEP’s National Forums convene the country’s foremost leaders in education, arts, business, culture, government, and philanthropy to discuss what works in arts education and to advance best practices that help ensure a complete education for every child in America.

Why Attend?
AEP National Forums provide a platform for sharing emerging research and shaping policy recommendations that improve schools and help students succeed. The National Forums have featured speakers such as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman, PBS Education Correspondent John Merrow, and many other prominent figures.

AEP will hold only one National Forum in 2013; you won’t want to miss this important conversation in American education. Stay tuned to www.aep-arts.org and the ArtsEdDigest for concurrent session RFPs, program details, and more.

And . . .
The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) is proud to announce that John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), will deliver a keynote address at the AEP 2013 National Forum April 4-5 in Washington, DC.

John Maeda is a leader who integrates technology, design, and business into a 21st century synthesis of creativity and innovation. His work as an artist, graphic designer, computer scientist, and educator earned him the distinction of being named one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century by Esquire.
(One of the first to talk about STEM to STEAM  – Beck)

JOB OPENING

Program Assistant, DC/MD/VA Regional Program, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts (Vienna, VA)

The Wolf Trap Institute seeks a full-time program assistant to provide administrative support and coordination for programs and activities of its DC/MD/VA Regional Program. Responsibilities include:

  • coordination of program services and distribution of program information
  • maintaining databases and generating program reports
  • responding to inquiries and requests, scheduling, and booking travel arrangements
For more information, including application instructions, visit the announcement on the Wolf Trap website.

Arts Educators December 12, 2012

Arts Organizations December 12, 2012


Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on:
  • Funds to initiate internship and apprenticeship programs for youth with disabilities
  • Webinars for those interested in applying to Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America
  • Applications open for Spring 2013 Createquity Writing Fellowship
  • Jan 14, 2013 deadline for NEA Our Town Grants
  • 2013 VSA Young Soloists Competition
  • NEA now accepting applications for The Big Read
  • Many resources from Idealware: Helping nonprofits make smart software decisions
  • Two job openings – Portland, OR and Atlanta, GA
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/
The 2013 Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative is now open and accepting applications from qualified organizations. This initiative provides funding of up to $25,000 to arts organizations, from across the country, to initiate internship and apprenticeship programs for youth with disabilities that provide pre-professional skill development in the fields of arts, arts management and arts education.
Application deadline is January 7, 2013.  RFP document with full details 
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is offering informational webinars for presenting organizations interested in applying to its Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America program.  Southern Exposure brings exemplary contemporary and traditional dance, music and theater artists from Latin America to communities throughout the United States.  The program supports tours developed collaboratively by presenter consortia that include public performances and opportunities for significant engagement with the visiting artists.  The webinars will cover the program’s goals and objectives, eligibility criteria, online application, and review process, as well as provide an opportunity to answer your questions.
Register for a session now by clicking a date below:
Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Posted: 11 Dec 2012 05:14 AM PST
Are you smart? A good writer? Interested in how the arts fit in to the bigger picture? Why not join this blog? The Createquity Writing Fellowship was designed to continually bring new voices into national and international conversations about the future of the arts. So far we’ve introduced eight bright, (mostly) young writers to the world, and we’re just getting started. You could be the next to join them, all while receiving mentorship, research assistance, and guidance on your writing from yours truly. Think of it as your very own virtual graduate practicum in arts policy. Details and application instructions, as always, are available at the Createquity Writing Fellowship page, and applications are due January 8. Please spread the word far and wide, and I look forward to reading your submissions!
Deadline Approaching for NEA Our Town Grants
The deadline is soon approaching for the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) primary creative placemaking grants program, Our Town. Applications are due Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:59pm. Guidelines and application materials for Our Town, are currently available on the NEA website. Grants may range from $25,000 to $200,000.

Our Town grants support creative placemaking projects that incorporate excellent artistic practice or the production of artwork.

2013 VSA Young Soloists Competition

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, 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 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.

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Competition guidelines, the application, and more information can be found at: www.kennedy-center.org/IYS

NEA Now Accepting Applications for The Big Read
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. Eligible organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $20,000 for community programs such as author readings, art exhibits, lectures, music or dance events, and other events.

Grantees receive access to online training resources and educational and promotional materials designed to support widespread community involvement. For more information on how to apply, visit www.NEABigRead.org. Applications are due Wednesday, February 5, 2013.

From Idealware http://idealware.org/ Helping nonprofits make smart software decisions
             

A Consumers Guide to Low Cost Nonprofit Content Management Systems

Produced in partnership with Beaconfire Consulting, the Consumers Guide to Low Cost Nonprofit Content Management Systems provides a look at 11 popular Content Management Systems and then dives in for a more detailed look at each. It has already been downloaded more than 2,000 times and received rave reviews. Targeted at nonprofits looking to replace an existing CMS or implementing one for the first time, this report is relatively easy for someone with a non-technical background to understand, but not so basic that it won’t be of value for the technically savvy. We’d like to thank all our sponsors and contributors for helping us bring you this report—especially our lead sponsors, Beaconfire Consulting, Firefly Partners and New Signature. Click here to download the report.

2012 State of Nonprofit Data Report

In April 2012, we partnered with NTEN to research the relationship between nonprofits and data. Released in mid-November, the report outlined a large dichotomy. We found that nonprofits were either doing a lot with their metrics, or not much at all. In addition, we learned that such internal factors as staff capacity, expertise and budget can greatly affect the ability of an organization to make strategic use of data it has collected—as can external factors, like the demands of stakeholders and funders. Click here to view a video of Idealware’s Editorial and Communications Director Chris Bernard talking about how organizations use data, or to download the report. 

What Every Nonprofit Should Know About Mobile: Lessons from Global Development Nonprofits

People are spending much of their online time accessing the internet through mobile devices. What do small nonprofits need to know about mobile to make sure they’re not missing out? To find out, we looked at what big global development organizations were doing successfully with mobile and translated that knowledge to a scale that small- to medium-sized organizations could replicate. This 26-page report provides an overview of what we learned, as well as detailed case studies of four organizations using mobile in interesting ways to see what smaller organizations in all sectors can learn from their experience. Even if your organization isn’t ready to develop a mobile website or use other mobile technologies, it’s worth reading up on the implications of those decisions. Click here to download the report.

Best of the Web: December 2012

The Idealware “Best of the Web” is a monthly roundup of the top nonprofit resources from the Idealware blog, our Facebook page and our Twitter feed that can help you make the right technology decisions.
Organizations Using Data to Make Decisions (Idealware/NTEN)
How do nonprofits really use their data? Idealware worked with NTEN to conduct a survey and set of focus groups to find out, and Chris Bernard shares a case study of an organization that has gone all-in on data.
Ten Tips for Reacting (or Not!) to Bad Brand Publicity (Business to Community)
Bad news travels fast. Here are tips from Business to Community on what you can do when you spot some bad brand publicity before it damages your organization’s reputation.
Social Media for Social Good: An Infographic (UNC Chapel Hill’s MPA program)
Social media allows nonprofits and groups promoting social causes, even those with limited budgets, the opportunity to magnify their voices. UNC Chapel Hill’s MPA program created this infographic to show how.
Four Ways Nonprofits Can Get Started with Mobile—and Four Ways They Shouldn’t (SelfishGiving)
Joe Waters from SelfishGiving.com offers four main suggestions to get nonprofits started on mobile now—without going broke or crazy.
Twitter in the Charm City (Idealware)
Assumptions about who is and who isn’t using Twitter aren’t necessarily what you think, according to this guest post by Kate Bladow, which looks at Baltimore for examples.
Lessons from a Social Media Addict (NTEN)
WMFU radio station manager and social media power user Ken Freedman talks about how tweeting 15 times a day is a good thing.
Nonprofit Donor Engagement Study (NTEN)
Created in partnership with Charity Dynamics, this NTEN report outlines individuals’ preferences regarding traditional and digital media for donating, volunteering, and engaging with nonprofits.
Analyst Report Advocates for Cloud, Saas Buyers’ ‘Bill of Rights’ (CIO.com)
According to this report from Constellation Research, customers should be entitled to a clear-cut set of rights and expectations for all SaaS (Software as a Service) deployment.
Nine Best Minimalist Print Ads in the World (BuzzFeed)
OK, not technology specific, but we love the genius in simplicity shown in this collection gathered by Copyranter over at BuzzFeed. (worth a look –  Beck)
JOB OPENINGS
THE ATLANTA OPERA
Atlanta, Georgia
General Director
The Atlanta Opera, Inc. (TAO) invites applications and referrals for the position of General Director.
Deadline:  Friday, January 25, 2013
See attached PDF for more information
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
PORTLAND OPERA
Portland, Oregon
Deadline for applications: Monday, January 14, 2013
See attached PDF for more information
Arts Organizations December 12, 2012