Artists January 31, 2013


Dear Artists,
Below you will find several items of general interest followed by opportunities for VISUAL ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, PERFORMING ARTISTS AND WRITERS.
Regards, Kim
We’ve been experiencing technical difficulties.  Our newsletter goes out via a software and database system that interfaces, well, normally it does.  Apologies for the lateness of your e-Newsletter.  kbh
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
  • Glacier National Park is currently accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence program
  • Call For Sculpture – Hilton Head  SC
  • CALL FOR Photography  Billings Montana
  • Grant Opportunity: Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant
  • CALL TO WATERCOLOR ARTISTS IN IDAHO, WASHINGTON, OREGON and MONTANA
  • Calling Helena Area Artists!!
  • Call for Art – Juried Exhibit – Butte, MT
  • 6X6X2-13 – Global Online Show – Rochester NY
  • 2013 PRINCESS GRACE AWARDS APPLICATIONS – for the Performing Arts
  • Barnes & Noble Plans to Close a Third of Its Stores
  • Poets and Writer’s magazine–The Best Books for Writers
  • Superstition Review  —  Accepting Submissions
  • CHECK OUT THESE MONTANA LITERARY JOURNALS:  Stone’s Throw and Whitefish Review
State of the Arts
Montana artists can receive a free subscription to the Montana Arts Council’s State of the Artsnewspaper by simply clicking through the following link;
http://art.mt.gov/resources/resources_soasubscribe.asp. Online and out-of-state hard-copies are also available.
Of General Interest:
Artist-in-Residence Opportunities for American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian Visual Artists at the Vermont Studio Center 
www.HarpoFoundation.organd the Vermont Studio Center
This Fellowship program was established in 2011 to support the development of artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialog. Each year, the Foundation awards two residency fellowships to Native American artists at the Vermont Studio Center. Each Fellow receives a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.
Proposals
The foundation considers proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are under recognized by the field. This production may
Criteria
In its grantmaking, Harpo Foundation prioritizes projects that advance and cross the boundaries of visual media and artistic disciplines. Proposals are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and the strength of its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under recognized by the field.
Funding
The foundation awards between 10-15 grants annually and funding decisions are made by the Board of Directors. As a general guideline, requests should not exceed $10,000 per year. Allowable use-of-funds includes direct support to the artist for honoraria, commissioning fees, production costs, and travel.
Questions about the relevance of a project to this multi-year funding should be addressed to the Director by emailing Julie Deamer at jdeamer@harpofoundation.org
Visit: www.vermontstudiocenter.orgor call: 802-635-2727
Deadline: February 15 2013   —- See Attached
The Washington Post
Kennedy Center offers ‘sensory-friendly’ concerts for children with special needs
By Katherine Boyle
The children do not know that the music is about war, yet they stomp along with the fury. A young boy shakes his hands as though they have caught fire, keeping tempo with the violin’s shrieks. A girl in a pink romper, no older than 6, jumps to her feet to conduct from the 12th row. And at the abrupt end, the children wail without inhibition, because this is how one feels after hearing Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet; this is how one feels when dropped from its dizzying pull. And when children with autism or special needs feel something inside, they often express themselves with movements and sounds.
 © 2010 The Washington Post Company

“Gigantism and extinction”

By Andrew Taylor
The Artful Manager
Jan 22, 2013 07:05 am  -blog
It may be because I’m reading the new book on Resilience by Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy. It may be because I taught two courses this past fall, one on each end of the scope and scale spectrum in the arts (one on cultural organizations, one on scrappy, start-up arts enterprises). Or it may …
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For Immediate Release Contact: Amy Sullivan, Tom Cook
January 17, 2013 406-449-3770
Montana History Foundation Announces $60,000 in Preserve Montana Grant
Funds Available for Montana Community-Based History Projects
The Montana History Foundation (MHF), a statewide nonprofit committed to the preservation of Montana’s past, is proud to offer grants from our Preserve Montana Fund to protect the historic legacy of communities across the state.
“Thanks to the overwhelming success of our grants program last year, we are pleased to announce another round of funding for 2013. With very few funding options available for history projects, providing financial support in Montana is something we work hard at every day. Those efforts mean we have $60,000 to offer this year in the form of grants. If you value your heritage and want to preserve it, please apply for a grant,” MHF President Bruce Parker said.
The grants are available to organizations and individuals who want to preserve historical assets of importance to Montana’s history. These projects include buildings, particularly one-room school houses; oral histories; and collection/archival preservation. MHF has $50,000 available during this grant cycle for projects in 2013.
Grant criteria and guidelines are available from MHF online at mthistory.org or by contacting MHF at (406) 449-3770 or [ mailto:gena@mthistory.org ]gena@mthistory.orgGrants will be awarded for projects ranging in scale from $500.00 to $5,000.00. Applications will be accepted between now and March 27, 3013.
MHF is able to offer this funding thanks to the support of numerous donors including The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation, Inc. and Charlotte Caldwell through her truly extraordinary book: Visions and Voices: Montana’s One Room School Houses.

MONTANA ARTS COUNCIL SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR THE NEXT MONTANA POET LAUREATE

Helena, Montana – The Montana Arts Council, an agency of state government, announces that 2013 nominations for the Montana Poet Laureate program will be accepted from January 1, 2013 until Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
 

The Montana Poet Laureate recognizes and honors a citizen poet of exceptional talent and accomplishment. The Poet Laureate also encourages appreciation of poetry and literary life in Montana. This position was created by the state legislature in 2005.
In 2005, Sandra Alcosser became our first Montana Poet Laureate and served for two years. Greg Pape was selected as the second Poet Laureate in 2007 and he served through the summer of 2009. Henry Real Bird was selected in 2009 and served into the summer of 2011. Sheryl Noethe is our current Montana Poet Laureate and she will serve until the summer of 2013.

To learn more about this program and the nominations process, and to download forms, please go to the Montana Arts Council’s website: www.art.mt.gov   Poet Nominators and Poets who wish to apply but do not have access to computers are encouraged to call Montana Arts Council Percent-for-Art Director Kim Baraby Hurtle at 406.444.6639 for assistance before March 15, 2013 or email her at khurtle@mt.gov

City seeks curator to program temporary artworks at new City Light facility site
Selected curator will develop and manage temporary arts programming for proposed Denny Substation in South Lake Union
SEATTLE— The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle City Light (SCL), seeks a multi-disciplinary art curator or curator team to develop and manage temporary arts programming at the future site of SCL’s proposed Denny Substation
The curator will develop and manage a series of free and open public events and artworks at the future substation’s site starting in November 2013, before construction begins, and lasting up to 18 months. The city anticipates breaking ground for construction of the substation during the second quarter of 2015.  Artwork programming should celebrate the new substation with artworks that evoke the vibrancy of the city, community values and the public-service mission of City Light. Artworks should be multi-disciplinary and could include performances, video, film, dance, music, and sound. The curator will be required to create an ongoing temporary visual artwork presence at the substation site that complements other artwork programming.
The curator will be selected in April 2013 to begin planning work. The call is open to established professional curators residing in Washington or Oregon. Applications are due 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time). Go to www.seattle.gov/artsfor a link to the online application.
The curator will be selected in April 2013 to begin planning work. The call is open to established professional curators residing in Washington or Oregon. Applications are due 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time). Go to www.seattle.gov/artsfor a link to the online application.
Rimrock Opera Companyis currently accepting resumes for the position of Artistic Director. Interested parties should send a cover letter with resume and / or Curriculum vitae to
Rimrock Opera
PO box 11 Billings MT 59103
Lucinda Butler:  operapresident@hotmail.com
Missoula, MT
The City of Missoula just posted the Historic  Preservation Officier positionopening  –
A great opportunity! 
Kate Hampton
Community Preservation Coordinator
MT State Historic Preservation Office
1410 8th Ave.
P.O. Box 201202
Helena, MT  59620-1202
(406) 444-7742
Open until 2/21/2013
Executive Director
Salmon Arts Council  
Salmon, Idaho
 Open for recruitment:   Feb. 4, 2013 through Mar. 4, 2013
 Position Description
 The Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its mission and financial objectives. This includes managing the organization’s programs and operations, building and maintaining strong relationships with key constituencies, implementing policies approved by the board, and providing the dedicated leadership, vision, direction, ethics, and integrity to ensure the ongoing vitality and viability of the organization. This is a full-time position.
 $29,000 – $31,000/yearly, depending on experience.
For more information about the organization please visit our website www.salmonartscouncil.orghttp://www.salmonartscouncil.org/
SEE ATTACHED
Visual Arts
Glacier National Park is currently accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence program
           Glacier National Park is currently accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence program. This program offers selected artists the opportunity to live in a historic house for a four-week period and pursue their particular art form. As part of the residency, artists will present several public programs. Artists must be self-sufficient, able to work independently in an isolated environment, and comply with all park regulations and policies.
           Artists have been an important part of the national park system for over a century. Their works have had a long-standing impact on the establishment, expansion, and direction of our national parks, while creating a permanent record of these treasured places. Glacier National Park hopes to continue in this historic tradition by providing artists the chance to draw inspiration from the park’s sweeping landscapes and significant cultural resources. Selected artists will have the opportunity to translate this beauty into works that may bring new insights, enjoyment, and understanding of this unique sanctuary.
           Applications for the program can be downloaded from the website www.nps.gov/glac/supportyourpark/air.htm  and will be accepted through February 15, 2013. For more information about the Artist-in-Residence Program contact the Artist in Residence Coordinator by email at jessica_kusky@nps.gov
Jessica Kusky
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Glacier National Park
406-888-7851
accepted through February 15, 2013
Call For Sculpture – Hilton Head  SC
The 2013 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island, DISCOVER, seeks proposals for sculpture engaged in a contemporary conversation about art within a natural environment. The theme is intended to inspire submissions that foster discovery, exploration, interaction, recreation, education and an element of surprise within the beauty of the Lowcountry region. 
The year 2013 will mark the 350th anniversary of William Hilton discovering what became known as Hilton Head Island. 
Up to twenty large-scale outdoor sculptures will be selected by an esteemed jury based upon artistic excellence, innovation, interactivity, originality, and the work’s ability to enhance the natural and cultural environment as well as reflect the values and diversity of Hilton Head Island. 
Juried artists will receive $2,000 participation stipend. One sculpture will be purchased at a price of up to $75,000. Three additional artists will be selected to receive “People’s Choice” awards with cash prizes.  To apply and learn more about the Exhibition, please visit www.hhipublicart.org.
Jamie Gall 
Public Art Program Manager
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925
C) 843-298-6936
Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2013. 
Please note the pdf call– See attachment for disbursement.  
CALL FOR Photography
The Photographic Institute of the Yellowstone will be holding the Eleventh Annual Photographic Exposition on the Rocky Mountain College campus from  March 29-31, 2013.  We invite all photographers in Montana and Wyoming to submit their work.  For details, please visit the PIY website at HYPERLINK htp://www.piy-yellowstone.org www.piy-yellowstone.org.  Print rules and entry forms for the photographic competition can be downloaded on the PIY website or at the PIY office.
Willow Brown
406-633-2548
Print submissions deadline is 5:00pm Friday, March 22nd, 2013. Prints should be delivered or mailed to:
Photographic Solutions, 138 North 30th, Billings, Montana
Grant Opportunity: Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Deadline Date:4/1/2013
Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) announces the fourth annual Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant, which provides financial backing for mature American painters. PAAM is proud to help support under-recognized artist funding. The late Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed were former students of Hans Hofmann in both New York and Provincetown as well as artists, teachers, and active members of PAAM and the Provincetown arts community for over 50 years. Lillian, in particular, was sensitive to the challenges that artists confront, especially artists working against the mainstream or outside of popular schools of art. Her desire to provide financial support to mature artists through this generous endowment gift speaks to her passionate commitment to art for art’s sake and art created regardless of the demands and whims of the market. American painters aged 45 or older who demonstrate financial need are encouraged to apply for a grant. The primary emphasis is to promote public awareness and a commitment to American art, as well as encouraging interest in artists who lack adequate recognition. Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000.  In the past, applicants have hailed from nearly all 50 states and multiple foreign countries. Applicants ranged in age from 45 to 84. The application for the 2012 grant cycle has been updated and is now available online at www.paam.org. PAAM encourages any prospective applicants to look at the application guidelines and apply
Completed applications must be postmarked Monday, April 1, 2013.
SEE ATTACHED
CALL TO WATERCOLOR ARTISTS IN IDAHO, WASHINGTON, OREGON and MONTANA
The Palouse Watercolor Socius (PWS) is pleased to announce a call to watercolor artists from the states of Idaho, Washington, Montana and Oregon. PWS is hosting a four-state juried watercolor competition to hang at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery. The show will open in conjunction with Moscow’s Artwalk on June 14, 2013. Artwalk is a popular annual event in downtown Moscow; last year 1,600 guests visited the Prichard Art Gallery on opening night.
The juror is artist and former gallery owner, Nancy Taylor Stonington. There will be at least $3,000 in cash plus merchandise awards.. To obtain a copy of the prospectus, please contact:
pwsartists@gmail.com

Palouse Watercolor Socius

Entry deadline is April 1, 2013
Calling Helena Area Artists!!
The Helena Public Art Committee cordially invites you to join our Fifth Annual Open Studios Tour. For our fifth tour we are extending invitations to artists we believe represent the best of the Helena area art community. The 2013 Tour will be Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22 from noon to 5:00 PM.
The HPAC is an advisory committee to the city, created in 1998. Our responsibilities include acquisition and placement of works of art, securing funding for public art, documentation of public art pieces and hosting annual events such as Chalk Up, Helena! in July and the Open Studios Tour.  Recent public art acquisitions include “Take it Easy” by Kirsten Kainz, 2010, on the Butte/Saunders traffic circle and “Palimpsest” – a mural series about Last Chance Gulch history by Lance Foster, 2011.
As a fundraiser to support public art, the annual Open Studios Tour invites the public to visit artists using a variety of artistic mediums at work in their studios and see their creative process.  The Tour also gives the public an opportunity to purchase art directly from the participating artists.
We will be working to make our upcoming Open Studio Tour the most successful and profitable yet. Please join us early in order to proceed with the publicity planning in radio, TV and print media. We would like to have some of the artists join us on radio and TV spots.
The Tour will be limited to 20 locations with artists selected on a first come, first served basis.  In order to participate in the Open Studios Tour, we would need the following by April 1, 2013:
      ●  a brief description of the kind of art do you do, biography, and your artist’s statement on the enclosed Artist Information form;
● 2 photos, each not greater than 5 kb with one photo of your art and one photo of you creating your art; and
●  $25 per participating artist to assist with paid advertising expenses.
If you have any questions about the Helena Area Open Studios Tour, please call (406) 447-8491 or go to  www.helenapublicarts.com  SEE ATTACHMENTS (2)
Call for Art – Juried Exhibit – Butte, MT
Annual Montana Interpretations Show sponsored by Butte Copper City Artists.  June 6-27, 2013, Butte, Montana.  All 2-D and 3-D original work accepted.  Sculptor George Bumann of Gardiner, MT will be juror of selection and awards.  Over $1,000 in awards.  For prospectus send self-addressed postage paid envelope to:  BCCA, P.O. Box 4794, Butte, MT 59702 or email:  pj_wolf@earthlink.netfor a PDF.
Janice Bogy
Corette Pohlman & Kebe
129 W. Park Street, Suite 301
PO Box 509
Butte, MT   59703
406-782-5800 Phone
406-723-8919 Fax
Deadline for submission is April 5, 2013
Performing Arts
PRINCESS GRACE FOUNDATION-USA ANNOUNCES 
2013 PRINCESS GRACE AWARDS APPLICATIONS
IN THEATER, PLAYWRITING, DANCE PERFORMANCE, and CHOREOGRAPHY
New York, NY, January 23, 2013 – The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) announces the availability of applications for the 2013 Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting, Dance Performance, Choreography. Film applications will be available mid-February. Founded in 1982, in memory of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, the Foundation identifies and assists emerging artists in theater, dance and film and has awarded nearly $10 million to more than 600 individuals nationwide. Guidelines and applications are available at www.pgfusa.org.
Executive Director Toby Boshak remarks, “Applications received by PGF-USA represent some of the greatest talent this country has to offer. Our Award-winning artists are at the forefront of changing the dynamic landscape of the arts in the U.S.”
Theater Awards are offered via scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships. Grants are awarded based on the quality of the emerging artist’s past work, his/her potential for future excellence, and the impact the collaboration between the nominating organization and the artist will have on the individual’s artistic growth. The Playwriting Award includes a residency at New Dramatists, Inc. and opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.
Dance Performance Awards are offered via scholarships and fellowships. Awards are based on the applicant’s artistic merit, significance of the Award to current artistic development, and the potential for future excellence and impact on the field. Choreography Awards offer emerging choreographers the opportunity to create a new work with organizations with which they have little experience. POSTMARK DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2013
Film Scholarships, awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, are by invitation-only and will be available by mid-February. Approved university, college and school film programs are invited to submit applicants via their Department Chairs or Deans. Film scholarships provide funding toward the filmmaker’s thesis project. A complete list of accepted schools is in the FAQ of Grants Program at www.pgfusa.org. POSTMARK DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2013
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status at the time of application. Additionally, all applicants (except playwriting) must be nominated by a non-profit organization (school or company) with which they will be affiliated during the grant period (September 2013 – August 2014.) Please visit www.pgfusa.orgfor applications/information.
Media Contact: Chris Kite, Communications Manager- 212.317.1470 – ckite@pgfusa.org
Grants Contact: Diana Kemppainen, Program Manager- 212.317.1470 – dkemppainen@pgfusa.org
Writers
Food for Thought:
Nathan Bransford
Barnes & Noble Plans to Close a Third of Its Stores
Posted: 28 Jan 2013 09:00 AM PST  – Blog Post
E-book growth may be slowing, but that doesn’t appear to be making a dent in the viability of large chain bookstores. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57566149-93/shocker-b-n-to-cut-a-third-of-stores-over-next-decade-wsj/
Barnes & Noble reportedly plans to close a third of its stores over the next decade (link is to CNET, I work there proudly). That amounts to 20 stores closing a year over the next 10 years.
I’ve written in the past about how I found it likely that chain bookstores would go the way of record stores into obsolescence, even as smaller, independent bookstores still plug on into the new era. This development is a reminder that it won’t take 100% e-book adoption to threaten the viability of brick and mortar stores. http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2011/02/do-record-stores-point-way-of-future.html
And these closures could further speed the adoption of e-books as people lose their bookstores and are forced to find their books elsewhere.
The publishing landscape is going to continue to shift very dramatically over the next decade. What do you make of this news? Are you ready for the new era?
Artwork at blogsite: The Bibliophilist’s Haunt or Creech’s Bookshop by William Fettes Douglas
My interest in lifelong learning, non-traditional students, and new ways to access information tempt me to offer this online writing class from Montana Author Russell Rowland.  We simply don’t have the time and space to list every workshop offered by Montanans’ but this one strikes me as a bridge between rural outposts.   Check out the website and the author and see what you think. kbh
The Heart of Fiction
02/11/13–04/21/13
Online Classes
You can participate in online classes on your own schedule, day or night, from any computer with Internet access. Just set aside at least two hours a week to participate.
Location: Online
Ages: Adult
Reg $330.00 | Mem $297.00 | Low inc. $330.00
The title may indicate that this is a New Age approach to fiction, but the truth is, every good work of art, whether it’s writing, music, or visual arts, touches the audience in a way that is ultimately emotional. That’s what we’re striving to do when we create. This class will explore how it is that we can tell our stories in a way that most effectively makes an emotional connection with the people who read it. We will explore how to incorporate description, character development, plot, and themes to enhance our storytelling. We will also discuss the business end of writing…submitting, looking for an agent, and preparing a manuscript to make it most effectively marketable.
Schedule: Log in any time during the week to read content, contribute to asynchronous discussion forums, and participate in other activities
Poets and Writer’s magazine
The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…
From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction(Grove Press, 2006) by Robert Olen Butler
Superstition Reviewis an online literary and arts magazine at Arizona State University. We will be accepting submissions until February 28 for our Issue 11 which will be published on April 26.

To view our magazine, please visit:
www.superstitionreview.com

To submit, please go to:
https://superstitionreview.submittable.com/submit

To contact us, please e-mail us at:
superstition.review@gmail.com

Britney Keller
Art Editor
Superstition Review

CHECK OUT THESE MONTANA LITERARY JOURNALS:
Stone’s ThrowMagazine
Stone’s Throw welcomes submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, and brief accounts of daily life from around the world. http://www.stonesthrowmagazine.com/index.php
Editor: Tami Haaland
Assistant Editor and Designer: Malia Burgess
Contributing Editor: Danell Jones
Acknowledgments
We’re grateful to Eric Halstvedt for designing and maintaining Stone’s Throw Magazine, Kathy Sabol for editorial assistance and Mitch Cohen of Cultivated Webfor designing the Stone’s Throw animation.

Submission Guidelines

Stone’s Throw welcomes submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art and reviews. Prose should be submitted one story or essay at a time, limited to 5,000 words. Poetry submissions should include 3-5 poems. We’re also interested in receiving brief accounts of daily life from around the world. Authors retain copyright and there is no compensation for publication. However issues will be archived and available online.
To submit, follow guidelines on our submission manager.
Whitefish Review
Reading period for the Issue #13 is January 1- March 15, 2013
The Whitefish Review is a new literary journal based in Whitefish, Montana that publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, photography, and interviews, with a slant toward mountain culture.
The Whitefish Review is looking for original fiction, non-fiction, poetry, cartoons, art, and photography of both established and emerging writers and artists that captivates and illuminates.
While there are no content restrictions, the pictures, images, and words that appear on our pages should make you question, look at matters of truth, and be work that commands your attention. The ideas unearthed should give you pause and keep you searching. Writing style isn’t as necessary as thoughtfulness or consideration.
So dust off your craft. Be the walk-on artist. Pull your ideas out of the drawer and submit to the Whitefish Review. Art in all forms that reaches and strives for excellence is the only criteria. www.whitefishreview.org
© Whitefish Review, Inc.
     January 31, 2013
New to Whitefish Review: Book Reviews!
This new section of Whitefish Review contains book reviews, interviews with authors and a growing archive of previously published pieces.
     January 1, 2013
     Happy 2013 !
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot
Reading period for Lucky No. 13—Summer 2013
is OPEN.
     In this issue we’ll explore luck—both good and bad. Superstitions. The one leftover or left out… (read more)   http://www.whitefishreview.org/submit.htm
Resolve to submit.
Submission Guidlines & Submit Online  http://www.whitefishreview.org/submit.htm
Where to buy bound versions of the Whitefish Review: http://www.whitefishreview.org/retailers.htm
QUESTIONS?
Brian Schott
406.261.6190
Artists January 31, 2013

Arts Educators January 23 2013


Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on:
  • INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR – To Be or Not to Be – a conversation with Carleen Layne
  • NCCAS Releases Arts Learning Guiding Framework
  • Website grants easier access to education funding
  • Art21 New Videos: Richard Serra and Kalup Linzy
  • Idealware Best of the Web: January 2013 (six resources)
·        Call for Existing Research on Arts Programs

·        Job opening with VSA Montana

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/
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR – To Be or Not to Be – a conversation with Carleen Layne, Accountant, Montana Arts Council
As a teaching artist have you wondered why a school or organization asks you for proof of your workers comp exemption or why they deduct money from your fee? Carleen has some of the answers for you in this video. Click here for more about the video.
NCCAS Releases Arts Learning Guiding Framework
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) released a narrative framework document detailing the rationale, goals, and strategy of the new National Standards for Arts Education currently being written by five arts discipline teams in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. The National Core Arts Standards: A Conceptual Framework for Arts Learning was formally released during the January 18-20 meeting of the coalition’s leadership and writing teams at the New York City headquarters of The College Board. Follow the link above to find the full document. The video of the release presentation is archived here on the NCCAS website.
ASCD SmartBrief
Website grants easier access to education funding
A new website, GetEdFunding, offers a searchable database of available education-funding streams for education technology and curriculum programs. The site, which is updated daily, offers information about 750 active grants and awards. EdTech magazine
Art21 New Videos: Richard Serra and Kalup Linzy
Kalup Linzy Likes It a Little Bit Off
From the series, New York Close Up
In this film, artist Kalup Linzy recounts the making of his video, “Keys to Our Heart” (2008), taking inspiration from black-and-white movies and music banned from the radio in the 1930s.
Richard Serra: Tools & Strategies
From the series, Exclusive
Filmed in 2000 at Richard Serra’s Manhattan studio, the artist describes the various tools and conceptual strategies he has used throughout his career when working with lead and steel.

Best of the Web: January 2013

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.
How to Use Negative Feedback on Facebook to Improve Your Content Strategy (Beth’s Blog)
Thoughts on building and maintaining loyal fans through the content you provide.
Data vs. Message: Which Wins Arts Patrons? (Technology in the Arts)
Data alone cannot drive success. What you say matters.
Defining Impact beyond Attendance Numbers at the MCA Denver (Museum 2.0)
Success can be measured in a variety of ways. How do you measure your impact?
Five Ingredients to Bake a Great Infographic (Business 2 Community)
This insightful article doesn’t need an infographic to illustrate its point. Know when to use the tools at your disposal.
The HTML Cheat Sheet for Digital Marketers (Social Media Today)
An indispensable resource for anyone crafting an email newsletter or editing a website.
(You can print it out here: http://www.hpsgroup.co.uk/hpssite/files/2012/12/HPS-Digital-Marketing-HTML-Cheat-Sheet.pdf– Beck)
A Hierarchy of Program Evaluation Metrics (Idealware)
When it comes to evaluating your programs, don’t try to run before you can walk.
Call for Existing Research on Arts Programs
IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) Joins Arts Education Partnership (AEP) to Expand Body of Evidence on the Role of Arts Education Programs in America’s Museums and Libraries
As part of a new cooperative effort, IMLS and AEP are encouraging organizations to submit existing studies for consideration for inclusion in AEP’s ArtsEdSearch.org – the nation’s first online clearinghouse of research and policy information focused entirely on the educational outcomes associated with arts learning. The project seeks formal research or evaluation of arts education programming provided by museums or libraries that investigates a question or hypothesis, rather than journalistic or descriptive accounts. Further, the study should focus on some formal or structured program, project, or component, not a single-event arts activity or experience. The program can take place in school, out-of-school, at a museum or library, or in an alternative programming area.
A full description of the criteria for inclusion is available online: http://www.artsedsearch.org/artsearch/submitting-to-artsedsearch.
JOB OPENING
VSA Montana is seeking an accomplished leader with a passion for the arts and arts education that focuses on meeting the needs of people with disabilities. Previous experience in non-profit management is preferred. The part time position entails program management and development, grant writing, fundraising, events management, and marketing. A leader with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and an entrepreneurial spirit is needed to move VSA Montana forward.
The position starts September 1, 2013
Deadline to apply: June 1, 2013
QUALIFICATIONS:
The candidate should have successful experience in an art or disability field, and an educational background that includes arts, arts education, or disability.
Please submit electronically on www.vsamontana.org a covering letter and curriculum vitae, with salary expectations and a statement stating why you are interested in this position

Arts Educators January 23 2013

Montana State University announces an opportunity for a public art commission in conjunction with the MSU Veteran Support Center.


Montana State University announces an opportunity for a public art commission in conjunction with the MSU Veteran Support Center.

Description:

Veterans Art Project at MSU

The Veteran Support Center on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman helps veterans transition from military life to higher education. Located in the Strand Union Building, the Center provides veterans with a space to connect with other veterans, study, relax, receive academic and personal support and learn about opportunities for veterans at MSU and throughout the Bozeman community.
In recognition of the success of the Center; its contribution to veterans at Montana State University and in celebration of its first anniversary, MSU will commission a public work of art to be permanently exhibited at the Center. The commissioned work should make a timeless, humanistic statement on behalf of and in support of all veterans of this and future generations
The dimensions of the wall where the selected work will be displayed are 18 feet with a height restriction of 7.5 feet. All mediums of expression will be considered although the work should not extend more than nine inches from the wall. The piece can be the work of a sole author with a singular voice or a collaboration that offers multiple voices.
A panel composed of art experts, veterans, and university administrators will review and score all eligible portfolios based on the following criteria:

·  Appropriate Materials: Evidence of the artist’s ability to create artwork utilizing durable materials that are appropriate for a public space;
·  Site Responsiveness: Evidence of the artist’s ability to create artwork that addresses the physical and/or community context of its placement;
·  Artistic Excellence: Evidence of some or all of the following: mastery of skills and techniques, professional approaches to process and presentation, and/or communication of unique vision or perspective.

 
Further, the scope of services for this commission will require “collaboration with the lead artist selected for the veterans art project, development of preliminary and final concepts, fabrication of the artwork, participation in meetings and conservation reviews as necessary and the installation of the artwork at the project site.”
The budget for the art project is currently estimated to be $3,000. One or more artists will be awarded a fixed-price contract for the commission of this artwork.
Artists who wish to be considered for this commission must submit application materials, including a project proposal, a portfolio of 20 images of the artist’s work, a resume and a signed copy of the Public Art Procedures document (available at www.msuschoolofart.com). Please send your proposal in PDF form to: art@montana.edu; or by mail to: Veterans Art Project, The School of Art, 213 Haynes Hall, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717.
Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 pm on February 15, 2013. Any submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. For questions or more information, please contact Nancy Cornwell, Dean, College of Arts & Architecture at 406-994-6654 or Brenda York, Director, Disability, Re-entry, & Veteran Services at 406-994-2824.
Thank you for your interest in this exciting project.

Kate Jo
Gallery Director
Helen E. Copeland Gallery
Montana State University
245 Haynes Hall
Bozeman, Montana 59717
406/994-2562

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Montana State University announces an opportunity for a public art commission in conjunction with the MSU Veteran Support Center.

Public Artists January 18, 2013


Dear Public Artists,
Below you will find items of general interest and opportunities for public artists.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards, Kim
·                  Oregon City, Oregon Call to Artists – Request for Qualifications: Illuminate Oregon City Elevator
·                  Missouri Public Art Projects:
·                  Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Art in Transit Program: SEVEN PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
·                  Montana State UniversityVeterans Art Project at MSU
·                  West Seattle fire station
·                  Seeking artist for public art at the Argo Cascades in Ann Arbor
·                  WOODBURY ART MUSEUM
State of the Arts
Montana artists can receive a free subscription to the Montana Arts Council’s State of the Arts newspaper by simply clicking through the following link;
http://art.mt.gov/resources/resources_soasubscribe.asp . Online and out-of-state hard-copies are also available.
·                 Of General Interest:
Call for Nominations
Montana Poet Laureate Program
NOW OPEN: Montana Poet Laureate Program Nominations. Starting January 1, 2013, the new nomination period opens. For more information see the Montana Poet Laureate page. http://art.mt.gov/resources/resources_plposition.asp
Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2013 5:00 p.m.
“Livingston’s Got Talent” online magazine has just gone live at http://2tu.us/6e76, featuring Livingston-area artists and arts organizations.  This is the work of Tammy Kevwitch and the Western Sky Multimedia.  Check it out!  Livingston, Montana magazine
·                 Job Postings:
The Montana Historical Society is currently recruiting for the following position:
Montana Digital Newspaper Assistant  posted 1/08/2013 till 1/25/2013
Perhaps you or someone you know is interested in this position! https://svc.mt.gov/statejobsearch/listingdetails.aspx?id=9343
Denise Gjerde
(406) 444-2697 (work)
(406) 444-2696 (fax)
Fort Worth Texas
Fort Worth Public Art invites qualified art conservators to submit letters of interest and proof of qualifications to provide care and maintenance to the City of Fort Worth’s Public  Art Collection.  Interested applicants will demonstrate interest, knowledge, range, capability, and skills to assist the program in cleaning, conserving, maintaining and caring for a growing 
collection of artworks and architectural enhancements in the collection. Individuals based outside the immediate area or national teams may apply but should consider cost effective treatment strategies to meet the collections needs.Written questions regarding this RFQ or the submittal requirements may be directed to Jennifer Conn via e-mail at jconn@fwpublicart.org or fax at 817.298.3023.  Clarifications, additional information, corrections or changes to the RFQ will be made in a timely manner. Qualifications are due at the following address no later than 5 PM. Local Time on Friday, February 8, 2013.  Qualifications received after this deadline will not be considered.  The City of Fort Worth and Fort Worth Public Art is not responsible for non-receipt of Qualifications sent 
by mail or courier.  
Find the Request for Qualifications here: 
Jennifer Conn, Collection Manager
Fort Worth Public Art 
Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
817) 919.2234
DEADLINE: 5 PM. Local Time on Friday, February 8, 2013.
Seattle, Washington
City seeks curator to program temporary artworks at new City Light facility site
Selected curator will develop and manage temporary arts programming for proposed Denny Substation in South Lake Union
SEATTLE— The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle City Light (SCL), seeks a multi-disciplinary art curator or curator team to develop and manage temporary arts programming at the future site of SCL’s proposed Denny Substation
The curator will develop and manage a series of free and open public events and artworks at the future substation’s site starting in November 2013, before construction begins, and lasting up to 18 months. The city anticipates breaking ground for construction of the substation during the second quarter of 2015.  Artwork programming should celebrate the new substation with artworks that evoke the vibrancy of the city, community values and the public-service mission of City Light. Artworks should be multi-disciplinary and could include performances, video, film, dance, music, and sound. The curator will be required to create an ongoing temporary visual artwork presence at the substation site that complements other artwork programming. The curator will be selected in April 2013 to begin planning work. The call is open to established professional curators residing in Washington or Oregon. Applications are due 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time). Go to www.seattle.gov/arts for a link to the online application.
The curator will be selected in April 2013 to begin planning work. The call is open to established professional curators residing in Washington or Oregon. Applications are due 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time). Go to www.seattle.gov/arts for a link to the online application.
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
Opportunities:
Oregon City, Oregon Call to Artists – Request for Qualifications
Illuminate Oregon City Elevator
BUDGET: $80,000
ARTIST ELIGIBILITY: Open to all professional artists or design teams
Main Street Oregon City, Inc., in partnership with the Clackamas County Arts Alliance and the City of Oregon City, is seeking applications from qualified artists to create a broadly-accessible, widely-visible art experience which fosters community interaction by provoking civic engagement with the City of Oregon City’s Municipal Elevator.  Place-making is at the core of this project which is funded in part by a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant.   This project is seeking applications which demonstrate the use of projected light as a medium to wash color and/or patterns over the exterior of the Elevator structure.  For more information about this project and application requirements Download Full RFQ. http://clackamasartsalliance.org/pdfs/oc-elevator-illuminate-rfq-final.pdf
Elizabeth Klein | Program Manager
Clackamas County Arts Alliance
Keeping art central to life in Clackamas County
PO Box 2181 |  Oregon City, OR  97045 
Direct:  503-341-7833 | Staff Voicemail:  503-655-0525
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APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 4, 2013
Missouri Public Art Projects:
I’m excited to announce that there are three public art opportunities in small towns across Missouri—Maryville (Northwest), Joplin (Southwest), and Warrensburg (West Central).  The opportunities are listed below in deadline order. 
Keiko C. Ishida
Missouri Arts Council
815 Olive Street, Suite 16, St. Louis, MO 63101-1503
Phone: 314-340-6859 (direct line) or toll free 866-407-4752
Online Grant System https://mac.cgweb.org/
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Let us know what you’re doing! Send your newsletters, news releases, and artist and job opportunities to moarts@ded.mo.gov.
Deadline: January 14, but they are flexible – Maryville, MO http://www.maryvillechamber.com/mpac/
Deadline: April 5 – Joplin, MO
CALL TO ARTISTS
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Art in Transit Program
SEVEN PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
Six Future Metrorail Stations in Fairfax County and Loudoun County, Virginia 
A Future Metro Transit Police Substation and Training Facility in Fairfax County, Virginia
The Metro Art in Transit Program works with communities surrounding Metro transit facilities to integrate artwork that promotes transit use, enhances travel by Metro, and highlights the cultural vitality of the National Capital region. Art in Transit is seeking artists, with public art experience, to create site-specific artwork for six future Silver Line Metrorail stations and to create a light-integrated work of art for the future Metro Transit Police District II Substation and Training Facility.  The maximum budget for each Silver Line station is $250,000.  The maximum budget for the Substation and Training Facility is $100,000.  This Call to Artists is open to all artists with site-specific public art experience, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or age. Finalists will be announced no later than February 25, 2013.
Deadlines: Mailed materials must be postmarked by February 15, 2013. Couriered materials must be received by Metro by February 13, 2013.
SEE Attached
Montana State University announces an opportunity for a public art commission in conjunction with the MSU Veteran Support Center.
Veterans Art Project at MSU
The dimensions of the wall where the selected work will be displayed are 18 feet with a height restriction of 7.5 feet. All mediums of expression will be considered although the work should not extend more than nine inches from the wall. The piece can be the work of a sole author with a singular voice or a collaboration that offers multiple voices.
A panel composed of art experts, veterans, and university administrators will review and score all eligible portfolios based on the following criteria:
·  Appropriate Materials: Evidence of the artist’s ability to create artwork utilizing durable materials that are appropriate for a public space;
·  Site Responsiveness: Evidence of the artist’s ability to create artwork that addresses the physical and/or community context of its placement;
·  Artistic Excellence: Evidence of some or all of the following: mastery of skills and techniques, professional approaches to process and presentation, and/or communication of unique vision or perspective.
Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 pm on February 15, 2013. 
See attached PDF with further information
West Seattle fire station
OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 18, 2013
City seeks artist for West Seattle fire station
Selected artist or artist team will create site-specific artwork for new Fire Station 32
SEATTLE— The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (DFAS) and the Seattle Fire Department (SFD), seeks an artist to develop a permanent, site-integrated or free-standing art project for the new Fire Station 32 in West Seattle.
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Department of Finance and Administrative Services and the Seattle Fire Department, seeks an artist to develop a permanent site-integrated or free-standing artwork for Fire Station 32 in West Seattle.
The selected artist will work with the community, firefighters, city staff and the design team to develop art integrated into the facility or create a site-specific, durable, three-dimensional, free-standing artwork within the limited ground space. The artwork should address the work and spirit of the firefighters and the unique character of the surrounding neighborhood.
Eligibility: Open to established professional artists residing in the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska) and California.
Budget: The selected artist will receive a commission of $90,000, inclusive of all costs to design, fabricate and install artwork. The artist will first receive a contract for $10,000 to design the artwork. Following design approval, the artist will receive a contract of $80,000 for fabrication and installation of the artwork.
Application: Click here to apply.
Info: Marcia Iwasaki, public art project manager, (206) 233-3946.
Deadline: 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time)
See Attached
Seeking artist for public art at the Argo Cascades in Ann Arbor
Project budget: $115,000.
The City of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission invite artists to submit for the commission of the design and installation of public art at Argo Cascades. The Cascades replace the canoe portage past Argo Dam at the site of the Huron River millrace. They were installed in late 2011. The theme of the artwork will be the river and will indentify it as an asset and water resource.
For more information, go to www.a2gov.org/aapac. Please review the Statement of Qualifications to submit:
Aaron Seagraves
City of Ann Arbor Public Art Administrator
301 East Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Phone: (734) 794-6310 x 43730
Ann Arbor Public Art Commission
The deadline for submission is 11AM on Thursday, March 6th.
WOODBURY ART MUSEUM
Be a part of the 2013 Art of OUR CENTURY exhibition, a juried show of contemporary works from the western region of the United States.
Call for entries open now. 
AoOC Entry Form and Rules
University of Utah
Woodbury Art Museum  575 E University Pkwy #250  801.863.4200  www.uvu.edu/museum  Orem  UT   84097
Here is the link to the forms:
Deadline: Entries must be received by March 23rd

RFP or RFQ  do you care?  Voice your opinion about how these different approaches to public art calls effect your “living the artistic life,” your artistic process, studio time and the final artwork.  I’d love to add your ideas to a forum on this subject that we’ll print right here in our newsletter.  Do worry, speak up, I won’t use names or even your location. Let me know your primary art medium.   * RFP – Request for Proposal and RFQ – Request for Qualifications.
RFP or RFQ—that remains the question
“. . .watching the documentary film Urbanized, by Gary Hustwit, in which the foremost thinkers in urban design and architecture from around the world discuss the design of cities.  A particular commentary by architect Rem Koolhass struck me as very pertinent to the field of public art in that he discusses the brain drain of the competition process, which for public artists is the RFP or RFP-C process.”  

Public Artists January 18, 2013

The National Endowment for the Arts announces application guidelines for Grants for Arts Projects for local arts agencies


The National Endowment for the Arts announces
application guidelines for Grants for Arts Projects for local arts agencies
Arts Works & Challenge America Fast-Track deadlines are March, May, and August 2013
NEA applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes with at least three years of programming history in order to apply.
Grant Opportunity: Art Works
The NEA’s Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Within these areas, innovative projects are strongly encouraged.
Organizations referred to as arts councils, departments of cultural affairs, or arts commissions make up the field of local arts agencies (LAAs). LAAs can be private, nonprofit entities; others are public municipal, county, or regional agencies that operate in cooperation with mayors and city managers.
Art Works project types for LAAs include but are not limited to:
·        Marketing.
·        Audience development.
·        Cultural/creative sector planning.
·        Commissions.
·        Lifelong learning.
·        Enhancement of public spaces.
·        Arts journalism (For project examples, deadlines, and webinar date,  please click here.)
·        Arts, science, technology ( For project examples, archived webinar, and related content, please click here.)
Visit the Art Works guidelines for LAA projects on our website for complete information.
Webinar for potential Art Works applicants
The NEA will present a webinar forLAA applicants covering the basics of the Art Works funding category, how to apply to the NEA, selecting work samples, and advice on preparing a strong application. There will be time for Q & A with NEA staff. The webinar will be January 29, 2013 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. EST at arts.gov. To join the webinar, go here.
A sample of recent NEA Art Works grants to LAAs include:
·        A $20,000 grant to the Arts Council of New Orleanswill support the Artist as Entrepreneur e-course, a visual arts marketing, self-promotion, and career-planning course for Louisiana artists.
·        A $40,000 grant to the Metropolitan Arts Council of Greater Kansas City (Missouri) will support creation of a regional cultural plan for the greater Kansas City area, including five counties in Missouri and Kansas.
·        A $40,000 grant to Flagstaff Cultural Partners(Arizona) will support a residency program for artists to create and exhibit new work at the Coconino Center for the Arts and teach high school students and at-risk youth.
To see the full list of recent NEA Art Works grants to local arts agencies, visit the Recent Grants section of the NEA website.
Grant Opportunity: Challenge America Fast-Track
The Challenge America Fast-Track category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Challenge America Fast-Track grants:
  • Extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.
  • Are limited to specific types of projects.
  • Are for a fixed amount of $10,000 and require a minimum $10,000 match.
  • Receive an expedited application review.
To see the full list of recent NEA Challenge America Fast-Track grants, visit the Recent Grantssection of the NEA website. For sample application narratives, go to the Freedom of Information Act Reading Room.
Visit the Challenge America Fast-Track guidelines for complete information.
Deadlines for Arts Works and Challenge America Fast-Track
There are two deadlines for Art Works applications:
·        For projects under the area of creation or engagement: March 7, 2013
·        For projects under the area of creation, engagement, learning or livability: August 8, 2013
There is one deadline for Challenge America Fast-Track applications: May 23, 2013
A sample of local arts agencies -related content from the NEA website including NEA Arts magazine, and the Art Works blog:
·        A blog post on the Arts Council of Greater New Haven and its public transit performance series, Exact Change. 
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The National Endowment for the Arts announces application guidelines for Grants for Arts Projects for local arts agencies