Arts Educators May 29, 2013


Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on:
  • Two new professional development videos for teaching artists!
  • Free Online Resources from the Los Angeles Music Center
  • Art21 cid:image001.gif@01CE5C70.1D0AE970New Videos in Exclusive and New York Close Up
  • Education Program Coordinator, Society for Contemporary Craft (Pittsburgh, PA)
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
So this is the last newsletter from my desk. Wishing you all the best in all your endeavors and thanks for all the great work you do!
Happy Trails,
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/
Two new professional development videos for teaching artists!
These videos were my new big project this year. The videos by Marina will be available later this afternoon. The one by Darwin should be up by Friday. The idea was to offer knowledge and experience from other teaching artists in a friendly, informal atmosphere – like sitting down for a cup of coffee with them. They both have a wealth of ideas and resources to share. – Beck
Art is the River – with Marina Weatherly
Providing specific Indian Education for All content and context with arts education can offer an exciting, rigorous, meaningful and productive learning experience for Montana’s teachers and students. The arts provide a circular, connecting river, giving the students a vehicle and opportunity to gain an appreciation of other cultures and to make and personally express vital connections with their own culture, identity, place and human experience. (Marina also provides a PDF with links to many resources.)
The Rectangle Book- Often Times Less is More – with Darwin Nordin
Darwin talks about creating effective lesson plans, using assessment to determine student learning etc. (I haven’t seen the final video but I know it will be terrific – Beck)
Free Online Resources from the Los Angeles Music Center
The Los Angeles Music Center has recently published its acclaimed Artsource curriculum resources online. Artsourceis a resource that empowers teachers to present artistic models in dance, theatre, and music to their students; integrate the arts with other subject areas; and explore a broad spectrum of multicultural art forms in their classrooms. Each curriculum unit focuses on a specific artist and work in the performing arts with extensive lesson plans for different levels of student readiness, and each is built on the California Visual and Performing Arts Framework and Arts Standards.  You can see all the available resources here: http://www.musiccenter.org/education/Teacher-Resources/Artsource-Curriculum/.
Art21 cid:image001.gif@01CE5C70.1D0AE970New Videos in Exclusiveand New York Close Up
Filmed in 2012 at Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory, artist Ann Hamilton discusses her installation the event of a thread, which occupied the Armory’s cavernous drill hall
Maya Lin: New York
From the series, Exclusive
Speaking from her Manhattan studio in late 2012 and early 2013, artist Maya Lin discusses her new series of sculptures which examine New York’s ecological past.
James Turrell: “Second Meeting”
From the series, Exclusive
Filmed in early 2013, James Turrell describes what initially attracted him to working with light and how skyspaces encourage a closer examination of our visual perceptions.
Erin Shirreff & Tony Smith Go Way Back
From the series, New York Close Up
While de-installing Sculpture for Snow (2011) in Downtown Brooklyn, artist Erin Shirreff discusses the creation and inspiration for her first public sculpture.
JOB OPENING
Education Program Coordinator, Society for Contemporary Craft (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Society for Contemporary Craft seeks an Education Program Coordinator who will be responsible for development and successful implementation of year-round studio education classes to meet annual revenue goals. Duties also include planning exhibition-related educational events, overseeing outreach artists, and coordinating facility rentals annually. For the full job description and application instructions: http://www.contemporarycraft.org/SCC/Job_opportunities.html

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Arts Educators May 29, 2013

Public Artists April 26, 2013


Dear Public Artists,
Below you will find information on public art opportunities.
Information for unsubscribing to this newsletter can be found at the bottom of the page.
Best regards, Kim
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.
Below you find the following public art call opportunities:
·          Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition
·       RFQ (Request for Qualifications) MSU – Animal Biosciences Building – Montana State University  Bozeman, MT
·        RFQ (Request for Qualifications) MSU – Gaines Hall Building–Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana
·        Online resources and application site: CAFÉ with WESTAF
·        Adams County Visual Arts Commission: Entrance Lobby Sculpture – Brighton, CO
·        Aaron Siskind Foundation: 2013 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
·        Baang + Burne Contemporary New Works Grant 2013
·        3 Separate Projects: Coeur d Alene: McEuen Park – Couer d’Alene, ID
·        WESTAF and their public art registry
·        Listings from WESTAF – Café – Calls for Entry
Of General Interest:
Residency Program – Call to Artists
The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, DE is currently seeking applicants for the 2014-2015 DCCA Art & Community Visual Arts Residency Program. For over twenty years, the artist in residence program has welcomed over 40 artists, collaborated with over 50 local community organizations, and brought art into the lives of hundreds of participants. Artists live onsite in DCCA accommodations for up to a 10-week residency with stipend. More information and application instructions can be found at: http://www.thedcca.org/content/artist-residency-program. Any questions can be directed to Sarah Ware, Curator of Education, at sware@thedcca.org
Maxine Gaiber,Executive Director
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison Street
Wilmington DE 19801
302-656-6466 ext. 7102
302-656-6944 fax
The postmark deadline to apply is Friday, May 17, 2013. 
Are Looking For a  Professional Job in the Arts?
Check out Western States Arts Federation {WESTAF}  and their ART JOB site
Program Funds Arts Organizations
National Endowment for the Arts
The Challenge America Fast-Track program supports small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. The Deadline: May 23, 2013.
The Artful Manager
The prose and the passion
March 5, 2013 by Andrew Taylor
Marian Godfrey offers some bold and beautiful words in the current Grantmaker in the Arts Reader about her life between prose and passion, supporting the mechanics of artistic enterprise as a funder while engaging the joy and discovery of expressive works. Her essay/manifesto covers a lot of ground, and demands a full reading (so go read it). But I was particularly struck by her disdain for the language we’ve come to use in arts and cultural management.
Free Mobile App Highlights Works in the State Art Collection
Do Ho Suh’s artwork ‘Cause and Effect’ at Western Washington University is one of 30 featured on STQRY
Thirty works from the State Art Collection are now featured on an exciting new app called STQRY (pronounced “story”). The app is free to anyone with a smart phone or other mobile device, such as a tablet.   For More >> http://www.arts.wa.gov/public-art/news/free-mobile-app-highlights-works-in-the-state-art-collection 
Just a few thoughts on how things are changing with technology Be sure to click on the link Public Art at the bottom of their page introducing Washington State’s new program – kbh
Deadline approaching:
The National Art Museum of Sport’s third annual Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition launched September 15, 2012 and will remain open for submissions until midnight on May 1, 2013. Entry fees applicable
 
Call For Artists
Percent-for-Art Program
State of Montana
RFQ (Request for Qualifications) MSU – Animal Biosciences Building
Montana State University Bozeman, Montana
Quick Facts:
Who: U.S. Residents
What: Request for Artistic Qualifications: Offer a Resume and Portfolio
When: Applications open: February 15, 2013 – May 15, 2013
Where: Exterior Sculpture: permanent installation at a NW Site of the Animal Biosciences Building on the Montana State University Campus, Bozeman, Montana. Selection committee will consider a new commission, sculpture ready to install and/or modify for the site.
How: Online application process via SLIDEROOM.com
How Much: Art Budget: $30,500.00
Semi-Finalist Awards: $500.00 for up to three (3) artists
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 5:00 p.m. M.D.T.
(Clocks Spring forward March 10th, 2013) Receipt deadline.
To begin the artist application process login to: https://mt.slideroom.com
Call For Artists
Percent-for-Art Program
State of Montana
RFQ (Request for Qualifications) MSU – Gaines Hall Building
Montana State University Bozeman, Montana
Quick Facts:
Who: U.S. Residents
What: Request for Artistic Qualifications: Offer a Resume and Portfolio
When: Applications open: April 17th, 2013 – July 17th, 2013
Where: : Multiple sites are possible; interior and exterior. Permanent installation at the Gaines Hall Building on the Montana State University Campus, Bozeman, Montana. Selection committee will consider a new commission, ready-to-install and/or modify for the site(s).
How: Online application process via SLIDEROOM.com
How Much: Art Budget: up to $76,400.00
Semi-Finalist Awards:$1200.00 for up to three (3) artists
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, 5:00 p.m. M.D.T. Receipt deadline.
Click on the links to download PDF’s of the following documents:
To begin the artist application process login to: https://mt.slideroom.com
For additional artistic opportunities please check the following items and others out at Western States Arts Federation [WESTAF] and their online resources and application site: CAFÉ at http://www.westaf.org/   They serve MT and other states in our Western Region:    kbh
Adams County Visual Arts Commission: Entrance Lobby Sculpture – Brighton, CO
Entry Deadline: 6/9/13
Days remaining to deadline: 44
The Adams County Visual Arts Commission is seeking a three dimensional medium artist to create and place an original $120,000 monumental sculpture in the large, two-story, glass walled entrance lobby of our modern Government Center building in Brighton, CO.
Aaron Siskind Foundation: 2013 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
Fee: $10.00 (Aaron Siskind Foundation: 2013 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship)
Entry Deadline: 5/24/13
Days remaining to deadline: 28
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of fellowship grants for individual artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients are selected by a review panel on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. Applicants must be non-students, 21 years of age or older, U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field. Applications accepted beginning: Friday, March 1st. Deadline: Friday, May 24th, 2013. For more information visit: www.aaronsiskind.org
Baang + Burne Contemporary New Works Grant 2013
Fee: $35.00 (Baang + Burne Contemporary New Works Grant 2013)
Entry Deadline: 5/15/13
Days remaining to deadline: 19
It is a new year and we can only guess what is on your list of resolutions. Our resolution including spend less time in the office and more time outside, but more importantly, to see more work and to help more artists make new work. Baang + Burne Contemporary New Work Grant 2013 is open to all visual artists of all mediums. The grant is a $2,500 cash award that recognizes the strongest new proposal in contemporary art as submitted. Deadline: Midnight (MST)/1:59 AM (EST) on May 15, 2013.
Aaron Siskind Foundation: 2013 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
Entry Deadline: 5/24/13
Fee: $10.00 (Aaron Siskind Foundation: 2013 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship)
Days remaining to deadline: 28
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of fellowship grants for individual artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients are selected by a review panel on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. Applicants must be non-students, 21 years of age or older, U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field. Applications accepted beginning: Friday, March 1st. Deadline: Friday, May 24th, 2013. For more information visit: www.aaronsiskind.org
Coeur d Alene: McEuen Park Entry Arch
Entry Deadline: 5/24/13
Days remaining to deadline: 28
Number of Applications Allowed: 20
Call to Artists for an Arch that will be over the main pedestrian entrance to McEuen Park, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Coeur d Alene: McEuen Park Third Street Entrance
Entry Deadline: 6/21/13
Days remaining to deadline: 56
Number of Applications Allowed: 5
This Call to Artists is for art that will be located at the Third Street entrance of McEuen Park, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Coeur d Alene: McEuen Park Trail Confluence
Entry Deadline: 6/21/13
Days remaining to deadline: 56
Number of Applications Allowed: 5
This Call to Artists is for an Interactive Sculpture that will be located at the South/Center Trail Confluence of McEuen Park, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
The Montana Arts Council has been evaluating public art registries and other database options. I invite my readers to explore this one for their own needs and offer me a bit of perspective.  kbh
The Public Art Archive™ (PAA™), like CallforEntry.org™ (CaFE™), is powered by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). The Western States Arts Federation is a nonprofit regional arts service organization dedicated to the development of an expanded awareness of the power of the arts. Much of the organization’s work is accomplished through the development of technologies that benefit the arts and the arts community. WESTAF created the PAA™, which launched in 2010 with the collections of a few pilot public art agencies. We are pleased to invite artists and collection managers to include their artworks on this premier database for public art.
https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=511&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes
Public Artists April 26, 2013

Artists April 25, 2013


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.
Best regards, Kim
·                    Call for Artworks–Gathering Ground- Boston, MA
·                    Phototaxis – Call for Photography — Bigfork, MT
·                    Lincoln Art in the Park 2013 –Lincoln, MT
·                    Art Port Townsend — Port Townsend, WA
·                    New American Paintings –2013 Western Competition
·                    French-American Jazz Exchange Application Now Available!
·                    Technical Assistance and Food For Thought for Writers
·                    Job Opportunity: Oregon State University Cascades: Instructor, MFA Creative Writing
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.
NEWS RELEASE
GOVERNOR STEVE BULLOCK
STATE OF MONTANA
FOR RELEASE:  April 11, 2013
CONTACT: Judy Beck, 444-9725, e-mail: jbeck@mt.gov
Innovate Montana Relaunches as Resource for Entrepreneurs, Innovative Businesses
HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development today announced the relaunch of Innovate Montana, a public-private partnership highlighting the advances taking place in Montana’s entrepreneurial community.  
The partnership has two primary objectives: to connect Montana entrepreneurs and businesses across the state with economic development and networking resources, and to promote the fact that businesses across a broad spectrum of industries are thriving in a place they’re proud to call home.  The Governor’s announcement came on the heels of a Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) report on the state’s 5.6% unemployment rate – an almost complete recovery to peak employment.
“I’ve been traveling across the state talking to the men and women who are starting sustainable, cutting-edge businesses with a global market, right here in Montana.  Innovate Montana is telling that story – that you don’t have to live in New York or San Francisco to run a successful business or have a meaningful career.  You can build your dream here, surrounded by the places that millions of tourists make their vacation destinations every year,” Governor Bullock said.
Innovate Montana’s cornerstone is its website, InnovateMontana.com, an online portal for accessing resources for working, living and growing businesses in Big Sky Country.  The website features regularly updated content including Montana Entrepreneur and Innovative Business profiles, a newsfeed of stories showcasing the diversity of economic success and groundbreaking initiatives taking place in the state, and a jobs board featuring quality career opportunities available in communities across the state.  
Visitors can also connect to Innovate Montana’s active social media community through the website.  Innovate currently has over 3,000 community members engaged in discussions about fostering Montana’s startup environment and innovation economy on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  A series of videos highlighting the benefits of living and working in Montana can be found on YouTube.  
“Montanans have an amazing ability to come together to get a job done,” the Governor added, “and I’m looking forward to seeing the collaboration and opportunities for moving our state forward that Innovate Montana will generate.”
New success stories featured on InnovateMontana.com include a Montana Entrepreneur profile of Jeremy Kessler, the 26-year-old founder of GalleryCloud, and an Innovative Company profile of Oula Fitness, a Missoula-based fitness industry phenomenon that has found an impressive following in cities across the western U.S.
Anyone interested in learning more about emerging opportunities in Montana’s innovation economy should visit www.InnovateMontana.comor contact the Governor’s Office of Economic Development at (406) 444-5634.
Call for Artworks
Gathering Ground- Boston, MA
I’d like to invite you and your fellow artists to get involved in a very unique and inspiring art contest, the first-ever Gathering Grounds Art Contest. Now through May 3, any artist can submit a photo of original artwork along with a brief description of what “community” means to them at Facebook.com/TullysCoffee. Two winners will be selected to travel to beautiful Vermont this summer and bring their artistic vision to life through a permanent art installation. Each winner will also receive a $1,000 cash prize and $2,000 in building materials.
This contest is sponsored by Tully’s Coffee, who, along with nonprofit partner Pomegranate Center, has been working to revitalize community spaces nationwide to encourage people to gather together, make personal connections, and improve the quality of life in the places they call home.
We hope you will share this information with your networks. No matter if they’re an amateur, aspiring artist or not one at all – this could be their chance to showcase their creativity and leave a lasting impression on one community.  If you have Twitter, here are two sample tweets you could consider sharing:
·                    Visit @TullysCoffee on Facebook and enter #TullysArtContest for a chance to create an art installation in VThttp://on.fb.me/10YTqtx
·                    The @TullysCoffee art contest celebrates meaning of community. Enter to win $1K & create your own art installation: http://on.fb.me/10YTqtx
Please let me know if you would like additional details and we hope you will spread the word!
Jennifer Newberg  | Account Director
CONE COMMUNICATIONS
PUBLIC RELATIONS & MARKETING
855 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116
direct: 617.939.8359
cell: 646.528.6737
main: 617.227.2111  
Phototaxis – Call for Photography
Bigfork, MT
[Spreading] the  work of a new initiative I’ve begun to create a sense of community amongst the growing number of photographers in Montana and specifically NW Montana. Based on other successful programs like it in other parts of the  Country, I am starting PHOTOTAXIS, a community based public  slideshow presentation of NW Montana’s best work from both established and emerging photographers. The goal of the presentation is to create community amongst  photographers and bring a general understanding of what constitutes  great photography to the public, a public that is currently being  overloaded with imagery with no clear way of defining what they are seeing. Please read the full details here:
Small entry fee.  See website for further details about submitting and participating.
Lincoln Art in the Park 2013
Lincoln, MT
Art in the Park has returned to Lincoln Montana with all proceeds going to help the arts in the school system. The show is juried and set for a very reasonable price! Sign up is soon so please sign up soon if you’re interested! 
https://sites.google.com/site/lincolncouncilforthearts/
Roasted: Coffee, Art, Creativity
Annie Allen
425 Highway 200, Lincoln, MT 59639
406-431-9479
Art Port Townsend
Port Townsend, WA
It’s that time of the year again- artists, art lovers, and writers have begun to prepare for the regional 15th Annual “Art Port Townsend”.    While the events take place in Port Townsend, WA, our juried show would like to include artists from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.  I have attached this year’s juried show information and would appreciate you including it in your newsletter, putting a printed copy on an artist’s opportunity bulletin board, or just e-mailing it to your members. Thank you so much.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
 Rae Belkin, Volunteer, Art Port Townsend
(360) 437-9442
See Attachment
New American Paintings
2013 Western Competition
Accepting submissions for our Western Competition over at New American Paintings! We are quickly nearing the deadline, which is April 30th, Midnight (EST
Alexa Kinne,Communications Manager
The Open Studios Press
617.778.5265
Juror: Veronica Roberts, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
New American Paintingsis a museum-quality, soft-cover art periodical, published bimonthly by The Open Studios Press. Each 184 page volume is a regional exhibition-in-print, selling for $20 at 1,500 bookstores, museum shops and art supply stores nationwide. The books have become periodical resources for collectors and art world professionals. Competition winners retain all rights to their images and pay nothing to appear in New American Paintings. Now accepting entries from: AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, and WY
The competition’s 40 winners will appear in the Oct/Nov 2013 edition of New American Paintings.
All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.
To Enter, visit:
For more details, visit:
Questions? Call 617.778.5265
Deadline: 4.30.13 (Midnight EST)
See Attachment
French-American Jazz Exchange Application Now Available!
The online application for the next grant round of the French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) program is now available. A program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and FACE (“French-American Cultural Exchange”), FAJE supports projects designed collaboratively by French and American professional musicians that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of jazz. Projects eligible for support can include creative residencies, composition, recording, performances, and other activities that develop new professional relationships and audiences. Projects may include jazz artists in France and the United States investigating forms other than jazz with artists who work in different music genres.
The application deadline for the 2013 program is May 31, 2013 for projects taking place between September 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. The application and program guidelines are available here.
American applicants should direct their questions to Josh Kohn at josh@midatlanticarts.org. French applicants should contact Emmanuel Morlet at emmanuel.morlet@diplomatie.gouv.fr.
Contact Us
Deadline for the 2013 program is May 31, 2013
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 09:00 AM PDT
Nathan Bransford
Old publishing contracts are usually silent on electronic rights and e-books, which of course may not have been invented when the contract was signed. So. Does this mean that those rights belong to the original publisher, who can be presumed to have all book rights even if the specific technology wasn’t invented yet? Or does it belong to the author, because there is a reserved rights clause that states that all rights not belonging to the publisher (including, presumably, those that have not been invented) belong to the author? There is a somewhat under-the-radar legal battle going on right now between HarperCollins and Open Road over the e-book rights to Jean Craighead George’s Julie of the Wolves that should have significant implications for this landscape moving forward.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 09:00 AM PDT
An idea has taken root in the bookosphere that e-book sales have peaked as the people who want e-books buy e-books and the people who want print continue to buy print. This may be spurred along by a January article by Nicholas Carr arguing that the e-book bubble has burst.
This is not remotely the case. E-book sales aren’t declining. E-book sales percentage growth is declining. These are two very, very different things.The 6.2% rise in book sales in 2012 were propelled to an increase by e-book sales, and in fact, e-book sales for children’s books more than doubled. E-book sales were up 41% in 2012. This is less in percentage terms than the exponential 100%+ growth that was seen in previous years, but it still represents a significant rise in sales.  For More>>
Poets &Writers Magazine
The Smart Approach to Contest Submissions
So many contests, so little time
The new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine offers seven sound tips on how to make the most of submitting your work to contests.  For More>>
Poets &WritersMagazine
Technical Assistance: Writing a Strong Bio
Writer bios can prompt envy, amusement…or boredom when readers encounter them on event programs. Below are a few tips to make yours stand out:
Make the bio fit the event. If you’re reading with ten other writers, this is not the time to submit a five-hundred-word bio. If the event sponsor asks for something specific, make sure to deliver. For example, if the sponsor requests a bio listing publications and featured performances, a passionate paragraph about your childhood love affair with poetry doesn’t fit the bill.
Be specific. List what you’ve written, where it’s been published, and where you’ve been featured.
But be concise. Don’t list everything you’ve written and every publication your work has appeared in, unless that list is very short. Readers’ eyes will  glaze over if they see a large block of text comprised entirely of the names of literary journals, no matter how prestigious they are. Choose a few to highlight.
Be descriptive. “Kelly Jensen received a grant from the ABC Foundation” is not as interesting as “Kelly Jensen received a grant from the ABC Foundation to complete an interdisciplinary project about Olympic knitters.”
Instructor, MFA Creative Writing
posted May 1, 2013
The Low Residency MFA Program at Oregon State University Cascades seeks creative, innovative teacher-practitioners with significant professional accomplishment to serve as instructors on a term-by-term basis for the 2013/2014 Academic year. These are fixed-term appointments, with renewal at the discretion of the Dean. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Required qualifications are an MFA or other terminal degree in Creative Writing (or closely related field) and evident commitment to cultural diversity and educational equity.  http://www.pw.org/content/instructor_mfa_creative_writing
Contact Information:
Emily Carr
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (831) 239-4946
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.  KBH
Items included in our e-Newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them. 

Artists April 25, 2013

Fundamentals of Arts Management



Announcing the Arts Extension Service Photo Contest:
The Arts Extension Service invites YOUR organization to be featured in our Fundamentals of Arts Management6th Edition.  The creation of the 6th Edition is now underway with updated content and two NEW chapters, but it would be better if YOU and your institution were included!

  1. Submit up to three photos of innovative projects or events that you want to showcase to our vast national and global audience through the book and our online companion.  Submission Deadline: May 31st.
  2. Seventeen images will be selected by the Editing team to appear in the book, then of these, you and the public will vote to select 6 photos (for our 6th Edition!) to be featured on the cover.  Click here for photo contest guidelines and submission form.  Voting will be kicked off at the American for the Arts Conference and online on June 14th.
  3. What’s in it for you? Have your institution and event images and information and photographer name featured in the book, have a link to your organization’s website in our Fundamentals Online Companion, be promoted as part of the contest.
  4. YES, share the news.  Invite your peers, partners, LAA’s, nonprofit arts agencies, and friends to enter!  Follow the contest on Facebook or Twitter!
We look forward to seeing your photos and learning about your exciting projects and events!
Fundamentals of Arts Management

The Artistic Discovery Contest


Dear Artists and Educators:
Art Competition
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.
The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students. The over-all winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition
Below is the portion of the website that contains all of the information needed for the Congressional Art Competition:
Thank you again for all of your assistance.
Regards,
Ethan Heverly
District Legislative Correspondent
U.S. Congressman Steve Daines, Montana, At-Large
950 N. Montana Ave, Suite 2
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 502-1435
(406) 502-1436 Fax
The Artistic Discovery Contest

Arts Organizations April 18, 2013


Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on:
·        NEA White Paper, Webinars on Social Impact Design (webinar April 24th)
·       FRENCH-AMERICAN JAZZ EXCHANGE – GRANT WEBINARS
  • More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education
·        Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of an Arts Education
·        Three Big Ideas from Fractured Atlas
    • 6 Elevator Pitches for the 21st Century
    • Using Your Website to Build Trust with Your Visitors
    • Data For All! How New Tools Democratize Visualization

·        Idealware

o   Best of the Web: April 2013

o   Upcoming Idealware Training

o   Infographics for Outreach, Advocacy and Marketing: From Data to Design.
  • Six Trends Shaping Museums
  • Museum 2.0 blog – Seeking Clarity about the Complementary Nature of Social Work and the Arts
·        Three Million Stories: Understanding the Lives and Careers of America’s Arts Graduates
  • Cultural Participation and Personal Well-Being

·        The Matrix Map Approach Part One: How to Create the Matrix Map

  • Are we overdue to amend our default cultural policy?
  • Learning to Love Big Data
  • Barry’s blog – Faking It.
  • Artful Manager blog – Organizations don’t evolve, they cope

·        Board Café: How to Keep the Board Under Your Thumb

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Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin
Education & Web Services Director
Montana Arts Council
PO Box 202201
Helena, MT 59620-2201
406-444-6522
Arts Education Hotline 800-282-3092
http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
NEA White Paper, Webinars on Social Impact Design
Social impact design—a term referring to the practice of designing products and services for public good—has been an emerging topic in industrial design, graphic design, architecture and related disciplines. A new white paper from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Design and Social Impact: A Cross-Sectoral Agenda for Design Education, Research and Practice http://www.arts.gov/pub/Design-and-Social-Impact.pdf, summarizes the lessons learned from a 2012 Social Impact Design Summit. The white paper provides a summary of the current status of social impact design and outlines an agenda for continued formalization and practice in multiple sectors. The NEA is hosting a series of webinars http://www.arts.gov/news/news13/Social-Impact-Design.html  that builds on the work of the summit and highlights additional social impact design work for funders and designers. (next webinar is April 24th)
FRENCH-AMERICAN JAZZ EXCHANGE 
GRANT WEBINARS

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation will offer two remaining free webinars to assist potential applicants to the upcoming grant round of the French-American Jazz Exchange in better understanding the program and completing the online application. Webinars will be held on:
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2:00-3:30pm EST, register here
About French-American Jazz Exchange 
The French-American Jazz Exchange is a partnership of FACE(“French-American Cultural Exchange”) and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation designed to foster creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States through support for collaborative projects that explore new musical terrain and provide exposure to new audiences and professional relationships. 
The application deadline for the 2013-2014 program is May 31, 2013 for projects taking place between September 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. 
The eGRANT online application for FAJE is now available and can be accessed along with program guidelines here.
Applicants should direct their questions to Josh Kohn, Program Officer, Jazz & Traditional Arts, 
josh@midatlanticarts.org
More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education
Written by two seasoned practitioners—Thomas Wolf and Gigi Antoni—this new book 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
Announcing AEP’s New Research Bulletin!

AEP’s (Arts Education Partnership) latest research bulletin, Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of an Arts Education, offers a snapshot of how the arts support achievement in school, bolster skills demanded of a 21st century workforce, and enrich the lives of young people and communities. It draws on the research in AEP’s
ArtsEdSearch.org, the nation’s first clearinghouse of research on the impact of arts education on students and their school communities.

Order hard copies online or download the PDF for free! 

Three Big Ideas from Fractured Atlas http://www.fracturedatlas.org/
6 Elevator Pitches for the 21st Century
An elevator pitch is a short summary or description used to quickly and simply define a person, project, organization, or cause and its value proposition. It’s one of the most useful and valuable communication tools for any artist. A good elevator pitch will succinctly introduce new potential collaborators, donors, or audiences to who you are, what you do, and why they should get involved.  Author Daniel H. Pinkrecently put out a video outlining six new kinds of pitches he’s identified in this rapidly changing world of cat videos, tweets, and social media. Watch the video and start formulating your own elevator pitch!
Make The Case: 6 Elevator Pitches for the 21st Century
Using Your Website to Build Trust with Your Visitors
“Trust… comes from a process of slow cultivation, carefully built through the development of a meaningful relationship,” writes web designer David Harsteinfor GuideStar. People give to causes and organizations they trust, but building that relationship takes time, transparency, and accessibility. Thankfully, Harstein outlines a number of easy ways for your website to build trust with your donors. Check out his post over at the GuideStar blog to start making your internet presence is working to build trust for you.
Make The Case: Using Your Nonprofit’s Website to Build Trust with Visitors
Data For All! How New Tools Democratize Visualization
Our loyal readers know that we at Fractured Atlas love data. We really love it. We think that good data can help everyone make better decisions– from the individual artist trying to sell out a show to a large foundation trying to decide who to award grants. But good data is only as useful as you can understand.

Data visualization is a hot topic in business circles, and for good reason. It’s a fast growing tool for quickly understanding sophisticated ideas and making more informed decisions. Historically, these visualization tools were very specialized and difficult for laypeople to use, but new tools are emerging that are democratizing this process. Bill Franks of Harvard Business Review outlines a number of new platforms that are making data visualization more accessible for everyone interested in gaining a better understanding of their information.
Make The Case: Data For All! How New Tools Democratize Visualization

Idealware

 

Best of the Web: April 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 to help you make the right technology decisions.
The Idealware team has just returned from the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Minneapolis If you couldn’t be there in-person, we will be re-running five of these sessions via webinar in May. Join us for NTC in Review—and look for two major report releases and a number of new articles from us in the next few weeks.
What is the Cloud? A Primer for Nonprofits (Tech Impact)
Working with Idealware, Tech Impact brings you a simple—and fun—overview of cloud technologies. The lighthearted video was designed to present the basics of the cloud and how nonprofits can benefit from working in the cloud. It also introduces us all to the bumbling weatherman, Vance McLoed.
Four Seriously Cool Ways Nonprofits are Using Crowdsourcing (Christian Science Monitor)
Crowdsourcing comes in many forms—have you used it for your organization? The Christian Science Monitor looks at some creative ways nonprofits are engaging their constituents to create memorable experiences and lifelong donors.
2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study (M+R Campaigns)
Find out what’s going on with nonprofit email, fundraising, social media, and mobile—and how your program measures up, with more than 1.6 billion email messages to 45 million subscribers reviewed, 6.5 million online gifts totaling more than $438 raised examined, and 7.3 million online advocacy actions analyzed. Link includes an infographic to help summarize the report.
Twitter Stats You Need To Know and Tips to Get More Clicks (Care2)
Can Twitter become a strong engagement tool for your organization? It is a powerful medium, and this post has stats to back that up. Twitter is full of conversations around social justice issues and politics, and your organization may want to join in.
Relationships are Key for Foundation Technology Funding (PhilanTech/David Krumlauf)
The foundation staff members who review and recommend grants are often confused by what organizations are asking for and why they would need such a thing. David Krumlauf of the Pierce Family Foundation takes a look at bridging that gap.

 

Upcoming Idealware Training

April: Day of Giving Toolkit—Learn how to maximize these all-hands-on-deck one-day fundraisers.
May: Donor Management Systems Toolkit—Explore what you should look for in a system, view live demos, and learn best practices.
June: From Audit to Redesign: The Complete Nonprofit Website Toolkit—Begin a complete website audit from goals to design, to best practices.

2013 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits

We’re thrilled to announce the publication of our latest and greatest Field Guide, newly updated and expanded for 2013. – How do you choose software for your nonprofit? With so many different types of software on the market, it’s difficult to even know what’s available, let alone what’s best for your organization’s particular needs. That’s why we created the Idealware Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits, a handy reference that covers all the different types of software that might be useful to you—and we just updated it for 2013.

Infographics for Outreach, Advocacy, and Marketing: From Data to Design

Everybody loves infographics, right? You see them in your Facebook feed getting “likes” and being passed around people’s networks of friends. They’re a great way to get information about your organization or your mission out there–at least, when they’re done right.
But how do you make them, and how do you make them right? And what exactly are they–and what does your organization need to know about them?
We set out to answer those questions, and today we’re pleased to release our findings in our latest report, Infographics for Outreach, Advocacy and Marketing: From Data to Design.
Infographics–essentially any combination of information and image used to tell a story by visually representing data–help us make sense of all the data we’re tracking and share the conclusions we draw with others. Sometimes an infographic can present your argument in a more appropriate way than a report, an email, or other written communications. 
Our new report is a guide to help you think through the process of understanding and creating them. We cover what defines an infographic and help you create one that presents your data in a compelling and easy-to-understand way. We’ve also included a number of examples of infographics, both good and bad–including popular memes involving Grumpy Cat and Ryan Gosling–to make the point clear.
And best of all, like all of Idealware’s reports, it’s absolutely free. Download it now. 
Six Trends Shaping Museums
In a recently released report, Trendwatch 2013: Back to the Future
http://aam-us.org/docs/center-for-the-future-of-museums/trendswatch2013.pdf?utm_source=CFM&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=TrendsWatch , the American Alliance of Museums http://www.aam-us.org/  highlights six technological and social trends museums should consider in their near- and long-term plans. The report explains how museums can prepare for new expectations in philanthropy; affordable 3-D printing; digital, decentralized and hands-on education; the “Internet of Things” (digital networks tied to objects and places); conflicting demands for digital interactivity and for spaces that ban connectivity; and the renaissance of urban living. The report provides real-life examples and suggests additional readings for each trend.
Museum 2.0 blog
Seeking Clarity about the Complementary Nature of Social Work and the Arts
When we talk about museums or cultural institutions as vehicles of social and civic change, what does that really mean? Last week I had a conversation that changed my perspective on this question.

I was with two close friends who work in social service organizations focusing on homelessness and criminal justice respectively. We all work for nonprofits. We all care about making a difference in our community. And we each have specific interests in increasing access, connection, and empowerment of marginalized people.

But when you switch from the “why” to the “what” of our work, the similarities end. Here are some of the big differences we noticed:

To read more:
The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), along with its partner institutions Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and Vanderbilt University’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy, sponsored a conference in March to address arts education and the market for creative labor. Three Million Stories: Understanding the Lives and Careers of America’s Arts Graduates was hosted by Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Session topics ranged from curriculum innovation and inequality in artist training to the skills necessary for creative careers and the fluctuations of the creative economy. SNAAP data was discussed in multiple sessions. The conference’s attendee list, speaker bios and speaker presentations are now available. http://3millionstories.com/resources/
Cultural Participation and Personal Well-Being
New research shows a correlation between cultural participation and personal well-being in Canada. The Arts and Individual Well-Being http://www.canadacouncil.ca/NR/rdonlyres/4E278023-038D-46C8-A5C2-CE185D40A4AE/0/Arts_well_being2010FullEN.pdf  in Canada draws out the connections between 18 cultural activities and eight indicators of sound body and mind, including self-assessments of physical and mental health, the degree of community engagement and whether daily routines are enjoyable. For example, visiting art galleries is associated with better health and the propensity to do volunteer work. The report is based on a 2010 telephone survey of 7,500 Canadians.

The Matrix Map Approach Part One: How to Create the Matrix Map

You may have heard of the Dual Bottom Line: the idea that strategic choices must serve both mission impact and financial viability. But how do you turn this idea into a quantitative decision-making tool? Blue Avocado columnist Steve Zimmerman summarizes the Matrix Map approach in part one of this two-part article adapted from the book he co-wrote with Jeanne Bell and Jan Masaoka: Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Choices for Financial Viability.
It’s easy to embrace the concept of the Dual Bottom Line, but harder to apply it in a real-world board setting. For example, board members — and many staff — are seldom familiar with all of the programs and activities of the organization. While there may be a strong sense that “all our programs are great,” there may not have been any discussion about which programs are, in fact, those with the greatest or most important impacts. Even people with financial expertise may feel uncertain about how to make decisions that are more nuanced than “stick to the budget and at least break even.” To read more: http://blueavocado.org/content/matrix-map-approach-part-one-how-create-matrix-map
Are we overdue to amend our default cultural policy?
from Jumper by Diane Ragsdale
A few weeks back, in a guest-post on Engaging MattersRoberto Bedoya extended an invitation for others to join him in blogging about “how the White Racial Frame intersects with cultural policies and cultural practices.” The proposition grew out of a series of posts (largely written by a bunch of white people, like me) focused specifically on the Irvine Foundation’s new participatory arts focus and, more generally, on (funding) diversity in the arts. I don’t feel qualified to address this topic and I’m positive I do not do it justice, but this is my sincere attempt to unpack some small part of this large issue. To read more: http://www.artsjournal.com/jumper/2013/03/are-we-overdue-to-amend-our-default-cultural-policy/
Learning to Love Big Data
How can big data change the cultural sector? A new report from Nesta says that all levels of the sector, from nonprofit managers to government funding agencies, can benefit, but only if they buy into the idea that data collection and analysis are helpful, not a hindrance. The report, Counting What Counts http://www.nesta.org.uk/library/documents/CountingWhatCountsPaperWV.pdf, details how to make good decisions and powerful arguments for public investment based on big data.
Barry’s blog
Faking It.

In Over Your Head?
There is a classic episode of the old Tonight Show, when Johnny Carson was the host.  The guests on this particular evening were Bob Hope, Dean Martin and comedian George Gobel.   For those too young to remember, these were big stars of the times.  Bob Hope alone was a hard act to follow.  That night Dean Martin was in great form with his drunk act, and the two of them together had the audience is stitches.  It was one of the better shows.  Then at the very end, George Gobel had to come out and follow that.

After telling Johnny his show would have been “nothing” without him coming on, he quipped to Carson:  “You ever feel that the whole world is a tuxedo……… and you are pair of old brown shoes.”  The audience, Hope, Martin and Carson roared.

You ever feel that way?  That everybody else in the room is smart, and you are in over your head?  That everybody else is thinking on a deeper level than you, and that you’re just winging it, shooting from the hip, faking it? To read more: http://blog.westaf.org/2013/04/faking-it.html

Artful Manager blog
Organizations don’t evolve, they cope
I’ve been part of a rather long list of conversations about the next evolution of arts organizations. I’m not blaming anyone but myself, as I love those conversations. And I’m as frustrated as anyone at the current struggles of the field. The board-governed, professionally managed, mixed-diet (earned and contributed), high-fixed-cost nonprofit organization seems increasingly ill-equipped …
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How to Keep the Board Under Your Thumb

When nonprofit executive directors say they want their boards to be more “engaged,” they often really mean they want the board to have a lively discussion followed by a vote to agree with the executive director. If you’re a CEO and want a weak, compliant board, try these tips:
1.      Give board members too much information. One board member we know just received a board packet 1,400 pages long: almost three reams of paper! Bonus: you can complain that they never read the packet and if at any time someone claims they weren’t informed of something, you can say in a very tired voice, “It was in the board materials last year.”
2.       
2. Give board members very nice presents and perks.

Arts Organizations April 18, 2013

Arts Educators April 18, 2013


Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on:
·        NEA White Paper, Webinars on Social Impact Design (webinar April 24th)
  • 2013 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud Will Be Webcast (April 29-30)
  • The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning Institute – Harvard
  • Conference for Community Arts Education Request for Proposals
·        Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of an Arts Education
·        Three Million Stories: Understanding the Lives and Careers of America’s Arts Graduates
  • More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education
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/
NEA White Paper, Webinars on Social Impact Design
Social impact design—a term referring to the practice of designing products and services for public good—has been an emerging topic in industrial design, graphic design, architecture and related disciplines. A new white paper from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Design and Social Impact: A Cross-Sectoral Agenda for Design Education, Research and Practice http://www.arts.gov/pub/Design-and-Social-Impact.pdf, summarizes the lessons learned from a 2012 Social Impact Design Summit. The white paper provides a summary of the current status of social impact design and outlines an agenda for continued formalization and practice in multiple sectors. The NEA is hosting a series of webinars http://www.arts.gov/news/news13/Social-Impact-Design.html  that builds on the work of the summit and highlights additional social impact design work for funders and designers. (next webinar is April 24th)
2013 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud Will Be Webcast
At the end of National Poetry Month, 53 students from across the country will converge in Washington, DC, on April 29-30, 2013 to compete in the National Finals of the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, the nation’s largest youth poetry recitation competition. These young competitors advanced from a field of some 375,000 students who tested their skills in poetry recitation in more than 2,000 schools nationwide. The top finalists and their schools will receive $50,000 in awards.

Not in Washington, DC but still want to catch the competition? You can watch the entire semifinals and finals through a live, one-time only webcastat www.arts.gov. Or make plans now to gather fellow poetry fans and host a Poetry Out Loud Webcast Viewing Party. Register here and find tips on hosting your party, promotional materials, and details on other viewing parties around the country.

For more information on the event, webcast, or viewing parties, visit arts.gov or call 202-682-5606.

The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning Institute
-Submitted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education-
Deepen your understanding of how learning takes place in and through the arts. Join diverse artists and educators from around the world as the Harvard Graduate School of Education convenes the
Arts and Passion-Driven Learning Institute Aug 7-9, 2013. This 2.5 day institute is a collaboration between the Silk Road Project and Harvard, uniting artists and educators interested in passion-driven learning and arts integration. Yo-Yo Ma, artists from the Silk Road Ensemble, Harvard faculty members and leading arts integration practitioners will lead a series of arts experiences, workshops, panels, and discussions designed to investigate the intersection of theory, practice, research, and policy. To attract the most diverse group of artists and educators, a limited amount of financial aid is available to assist with travel and tuition needs; requests can be made as part of the institute enrollment process. Click here for more information. Regular Application Deadline: May 8, 2013

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline: May 22, 2013 
  
We’d like to hear from you as we plan our 76th annual Conference for Community Arts Education, to be presented Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 2013 in Chicago! The Conference provides essential networking and professional development opportunities for more than 500 staff, faculty, and board members of 350+ nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and divisions thereof, that provide arts learning opportunities. Funders, policy makers, and other stakeholders also participate.  
By completing the online proposal form, you can . . .  
  1. Submit a full conference session proposal
  2. Suggest a conference topic
  3. Nominate a speaker
  4. Nominate an organization or program for a site visit
  5. Offer to share your expertise as a presenter, panelist, facilitator, or peer mentor, without having to submit a full session proposal.   
Feel free to make suggestions in any or all of these categories. You can save the form at any time and come back later to complete it. We’ll accept your submissions until May 22, 2013. We will respond by July 31, if not before. 

Issues addressed during the conference will range from program development, collaboration and partnership, diversity and inclusion, evaluation and research, governance, advocacy, leadership, management, development, fundraising, marketing, and recruitment. Sessions are led by expert practitioners, master trainers and researchers who tailor their presentations to meet the specific needs of community arts education providers.  
  
To get a feel for the types of sessions presented at the conference, check out last year’s program at www.communityartsed.org.
Announcing AEP’s New Research Bulletin!

AEP’s (Arts Education Partnership) latest research bulletin, Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of an Arts Education, offers a snapshot of how the arts support achievement in school, bolster skills demanded of a 21st century workforce, and enrich the lives of young people and communities. It draws on the research in AEP’s ArtsEdSearch.org, the nation’s first clearinghouse of research on the impact of arts education on students and their school communities.

Order hard copies online or download the PDF for free!

The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), along with its partner institutions Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and Vanderbilt University’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy, sponsored a conference in March to address arts education and the market for creative labor. Three Million Stories: Understanding the Lives and Careers of America’s Arts Graduates was hosted by Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Session topics ranged from curriculum innovation and inequality in artist training to the skills necessary for creative careers and the fluctuations of the creative economy. SNAAP data was discussed in multiple sessions. The conference’s attendee list, speaker bios and speaker presentations are now available. http://3millionstories.com/resources/
More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education
Written by two seasoned practitioners—Thomas Wolf and Gigi Antoni—this new book 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

Arts Educators April 18, 2013