Below you will find several items of general interest followed by opportunities for VISUAL ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, PERFORMING ARTISTS AND WRITERS.
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· Grand Canyon National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program
· The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture- Call to video and still image documentary crew
· Umpqua Valley Arts Association-PhotoWorks/ArtWorks NW 2013-CALL TO ARTISTS
· Provincetown, Massachusetts-Fine Arts Works Center-The 2013 Summer Program catalog of classes is online.
· DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION: PERFORMING ARTS GRANTS
· High Plains Book Awards -NOMINATIONS STILL OPEN
· Poets and Writer’s magazine- Show Me the Money
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;
Of General Interest:
Digital Media Challenge Offers $100,000 in Prizes For Fresh Ideas on Democracy
Published February 3, 2013
Today marks the launch of a new digital media challenge that seeks to start a national conversation on ideas and solutions to improve American democracy, with cash prizes for the most fresh and creative submissions.
Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how individuals and communities can come together to strengthen American democracy. Launching today, February 4, 2013, the challenge will award $25,000 for First Place along with significant prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as categories and awards for People’s Choice and Emerging Artists.
Examples of welcome submissions would be addressing a critical topic that is absent from the national debate, looking at data and exploring the stories behind them, or highlighting an aspect about democracy taking place on a local level. By making submissions in any digital format welcome, the challenge hopes to engage with independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers and artists – anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way.
Looking@Democracy is a project of the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC), with support from the MacArthur Foundation. Through new initiatives and past work, the two organizations have shown their commitment in providing platforms for more people to understand and participate in the democratic system through creative means. http://lookingatdemocracy.org/
Looking@Democracy is a project of the Illinois Humanities Council, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Looking@Democracy will begin accepting submissions on February 4th 2013.
Deadline: Submissions will be due April 30th 2013.
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:email@example.com ]firstname.lastname@example.org Grants 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 email@example.com
Art Mobile of Montana – Teaching Artist Position
Like to Travel? Art Mobile of Montana’s part-time Teaching Artist position offers the opportunity to travel around beautiful Montana with the AMM van as the ambassador for the Art Mobile, representing AMM to schools, educators, administrations, and the public.
Synopsis of requirements: Teaching Artist or Art Teacher – Experience with public speaking for delivering multiple presentations about annual art exhibit and teaching a variety of art lessons. Duties include and are not limited to: teaching, scheduling, travel, including weekends and one and two-week trips around the state of Montana. Numerous office duties include scheduling, record keeping, contact with exhibiting artists, among other responsibilities. Lifting required.
We need someone for the 2013-2014 school year, available to cover the entire state during scheduled visits to at least 85 sites per school year, or more if possible; to 8,000 individuals or more. Some summer work is required, including returning artworks from the school year, contacting artists, arranging for pickup of art for coming year, in addition to paperwork and lesson planning. This position will not work for someone taking a regularly scheduled class, or a student, because of the necessity to be available for travel. This issue will be covered before hiring. If this is a job-share position, the numbers of sites and individuals served will be shared between the teaching artists, to be determined.AMM serves both rural and urban schools and sites, which may include prisons, community groups, after school programs, home school groups, assisted living centers, hospitals, or any group that schedules the AMM program.
Rimrock Opera Company is currently accepting resumes for the position of Artistic Director. Interested parties should send a cover letter with resume and / or Curriculum vitae to
PO box 11 Billings MT 59103
The City of Missoula just posted the Historic Preservation Officer position opening –
A great opportunity!
Community Preservation Coordinator
MT State Historic Preservation Office
1410 8th Ave.
P.O. Box 201202
Helena, MT 59620-1202
Open until 2/21/2013
Salmon Arts Council
Open for recruitment: Feb. 4, 2013 through Mar. 4, 2013
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.
NEA Interagency Task Force hosts public webinar about research on the arts and aging
Webinar announces a summary paper on the Arts & Aging Research Workshop and features discussions on the latest investigations and programs on arts interventions for older adults
You are invited to a live, public webinar, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, EST
To join the webinar:
Media may RSVP to Sally Gifford, NEA Public Affairs Specialist at 202-682-5606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may listen using your computer’s speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350 and use participant code: 739587. Attendees will be muted but able to type in questions and comments through a text Q&A box.
CREATIVE CAPITAL WEBINARS FOR FEBRUARY
We hope your year is off to a terrific start! We are excited to tell you about three great webinars happening this month covering everything from social media strategies to curatorial practice to financial planning.
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.
Learn more about our Online Learning Program on our website, or email Matthew Deleget at email@example.com.
Alyson Pou, Director, Professional Development Program
Matthew Deleget, Online Learning Consultant
About Creative Capital and PDP
Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed $29 million in financial and advisory support to 418 projects representing 529 artists. Our Professional Development Program (PDP), which grew out of our work with grantees, has now reached over 5,500 additional artists in more than 150 communities through in-person workshops and live webinars. Support for the Professional Development Program is provided by the Kresge Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Diversity Means. . .
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
February 11, 2013
“A sincere commitment to diversity obligates us to ensure that every child’s education includes the arts. I share with you my remarks at a recent opening of student artwork produced as part of the National PTA–sponsored Reflections program . . .
‘National Assembly of State Arts Agencies CEO Jonathan Katz was invited to address the ceremony at the U.S. Department of Education on January 29, 2013, that opened the exhibit of selected student artwork produced as part of the annual National PTA–sponsored program called Reflections. “Diversity Means …” was this year’s theme.’
. . .I am delighted to celebrate the Reflections program with you. On behalf of the 56 state and territorial arts agencies of the United States, I salute the PTA for advocating arts education, and I want all of you to know that we are extremely pleased that Philip Horn, executive director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, links our networks as a member of the National PTA board. . .
. . .Thomas Friedman, in his new book That Used to Be Us, which is about what America has recently lost and could regain, was asked, I think by Fareed Zakariah, whether his book has a happy ending. “Yes,” he said, “but I don’t know whether it’s fiction or nonfiction.” What I have to add is my certainty that it will be fiction first if it is ever to be nonfiction. Every weapon we have invented, we have used. The future must be different from the past. Not only our leaders, but all our citizens, must receive an education that prepares them for profound acts of imagination. . . “ For more >> http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/nasaa/issues/2013-02-05/index.html
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
1029 Vermont Avenue, NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
202-347-6352 fax: 202-737-0526 TDD: 202-347-5948
Grand Canyon National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program is now accepting artist proposals from artists working in all genres and traditions. This opportunity is for the October 2013 – September 2014 south rim season, and the May – October 2014 north rim season. For complete program information visit http://www.nps.gov/supportyourpark/air.htm. The application is listed on the WESTAF CaFE site at http://www.callforentry.org/. Direct program questions to Rene_Westbrook@nps.gov.
DEADLINE is midnight, MST on March 1st
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and project partners, Roosevelt Row CDC and the ASU Art Museum are looking for a video and still image documentary crew to create content, editing and post production services covering Cultural Connections, a collaboration of temporary public art projects. This project has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant. The total budget allotted for documentary services is $18,200.
The RFQ packet and attachments can be downloaded in the formats specified below. The RFQ document is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format which requires Adobe Reader.
Project questions should be directed to Rebecca Blume Rothman, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, 200 W. Washington St., 10th floor, Phoenix, AZ85003; firstname.lastname@example.org, (602) 495-0893.
When you click on the link, you will be directed first to an information form asking for your name and contact information. This is so that we can contact you directly in the event the Call is amended or withdrawn.
Deadline is ??? The first segment will begin in April 2013
Umpqua Valley Arts Association
PhotoWorks/ArtWorks NW 2013
CALL TO ARTISTS
ArtWorks NW 2013 and PhotoWorks NW 2013 Juried Art Show and Competition with CASH AWARDS!
Artists and photographers of all abilities are invited to submit their work to this annual juried exhibit.
The exhibit opens with a public reception on the evening of Friday, May 10, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at UVAA. All accepted entries will be on display beginning May 10 and during the annual Summer Arts Festival. The exhibit will end on July 5, 2013.
Umpqua Valley Arts Association
1624 W Harvard
Roseburg OR 97471
Submission Deadline: February 21, 2013
Fine Arts Works Center
The 2013 Summer Program catalog of classes is online. Classes and on-site housing are beginning to fill up, so we recommend reserving your spot early. You can register via our easy online registration system.
The faculty is comprised of many well-loved returning instructors, as well as some exciting new names-including Stephen Elliott, memoirist, fiction writer, and founder of the literary website The Rumpus; Brooklyn-based photographer Letha Wilson; Alison Bechdel, the cartoonist and memoirist know for her long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For; Catherine Kernan, printmaker and founder of Mixit Print Studio; Daniel Wallace, author of the screenplay for the movie “Big Fish”; Art Werger, master of tonality in intaglio printmaking; and many more.
As ever, FAWC students have 24-hour access to the visual arts and writing studios. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings will feature readings and artist talks by the week’s faculty, and Thursday is FAWC’s popular student night.
Visit FAWC’s Summer Community News site to check out the work produced by students during Summer 2012, and see photos from last summer on our Facebook page.
If you have any questions feel free to call the office at 508-487-9960, ext 103, or e-mail email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you in Provincetown soon!
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Grants and Funding Opportunities
DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION: PERFORMING ARTS GRANTS
Deadline: March 1, 2013. The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Fund for National Projects is accepting applications for projects that: a) strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, and/or theater fields or b) improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in professional nonprofit dance, jazz, and theater. The Fund will award a total of up to $1 million in grants each year to support key national projects in the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, and/or theater fields. Grants range from $60,000–$200,000 and cannot exceed 40 percent of a project’s total cost.
Deadline: March 1, 2013.
For Immediate Release: February 15, 2013
Contact: Dee Ann Redman, Assistant Director
Parmly Billings Library
510 N Broadway – Billings, MT 59101
High Plains Book Awards
NOMINATIONS STILL OPEN
|Nominations for the seventh annual High Plains Book Awards are still open and will be accepted through March 15, 2013. For information on how to nominate a book or a writer, go to highplainsbookawards.org. More than 80 nominations have already been sent in from various publishers, including six of the major New York City publishers.
The Parmly Billings Library Board established the High Plains Book Awards in 2006. The awards were established to recognize regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains including the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
The 2013 awards include two new categories, Best Culinary Book and Best Young Adult Book. Nominations are also open for the books published for the first time in 2012 in these following categories: Best Fiction; Best Nonfiction; Best Poetry; Best First Book (fiction, non-fiction or poetry); Best Woman Writer; Best Art & Photography; and Best Short Stories. Winners receive a $500 prize and are honored at Book Awards during the annual High Plains BookFest.
Each year, an Emeritus Award is also presented to a regional writer for a body of work. Past Emeritus winners include noted authors Tom McGuane, Larry Woiwode, Margaret Coel, Gary Ferguson, Louise Erdrich and Larry Watson.
All nominated books are read and evaluated by community readers in the first round of the selection process. Finalist books in each category are judged by writers with connections to the High Plains region who have published in the particular category they will judge.
Winners will be honored at an awards banquet on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana. The Awards Banquet is a signature event held in conjunction with the 11th annual High Plains BookFest. Authors interested in participating in the 2013 BookFest should contact the YMCA Writer’s Voice director Corby Skinner firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food for Thought:
Poets and Writer’s magazine
Show Me the Money
Here’s some food for thought: In 2012, 844 writers won contests listed in Poets & Writers Magazine’s Grants & Awards section. Together, these winners received a total of almost $9.6 million in prize money.
Visit pw.org for more information, including a breakdown of the 2012 winners by gender, genre, and geographical region.
Check out this Western Literary Journal:
Check out this Montana Literary Journal: