Arts Organizations May 29, 2013


Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on:
  • Film Festivals Nationwide Funded

·        Exploring Cutting Edge Social Media

·        Several other resources from Idealware
  • Nonprofit online activity benchmark study released
  • Museum 2.0 blog: Thinking about User Participation in Terms of Negotiated Agency
·        Job opening: MCT, Inc. Development Assistant Missoula
Information on 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/
Film Festivals Nationwide Funded
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Film Festival Grants Program
The Film Festival Grants Program, an initiative of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, provides grants of up to $30,000 to a wide variety of film festivals based in the United States. Grant recipients include major international film festivals, independent and alternative festivals, and festivals that support social and cultural diversity. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that make festival events more accessible to the general public, give screening access to minority and less visible filmmakers, and strengthen connections between filmmakers and the public. Grants are only available to applicants that have held at least five festivals as of December 31, 2012. Applications must be submitted by June 26, 2013. Grant range information and application guidelines are available on the Academy’s website.

Exploring Cutting Edge Social Media

New social media startups are appearing all the time, and the lines that distinguish existing tools blur more each day. Facebook is still the dominant channel, but even there, usage is on the decline. Is your organization’s social media presence still cutting it? While many of these newer tools may be unfamiliar to you, each has its own audience—and if your targeted demographic overlaps, you might want to add some of these tools to your existing arsenal to help you reach and engage constituents. 
Idealware’s latest report, Exploring Cutting Edge Social Media, details many of these less-familiar tools and offers guidance to help your organization think about whether to incorporate them into your communications mix. 
Other resources from Idealware
How can nonprofits find and implement the right technology? The first answer is funding—but that’s not the only one. It’s up to all of us—remember, we’re a nonprofit, too—to communicate to funders the impact technology can have. The more foundations can become aware of the benefits technology can bring our organizations, the better partnerships we can form. In our recent publication, A Funders Guide to Supporting Nonprofit Technology: 10 Ways to Build Your Grantees’ Technical Savvy, we outline 10 specific tactics beyond writing checks that foundations can undertake to support technology.
Keep in mind that there is no magical technology funder out there, and there’s no silver bullet that you can use to fund all your technology projects, either. But there are a couple of steps you can take to help attract the funding you need. Our new article, Funding Technology Projects, funded by TechSoup, looks at ways to support your technology projects with a little forethought and strategy.

 

Reports, Articles, and Videos

A Few Good Print-On-Demand Tools

Despite the frequent claims that print is dead, many nonprofits are looking for ways to affordably create and distribute published works—everything from local directories and guides to full-fledged books. But publishing can take a lot of time and money that could otherwise be spent on programs or mission-related tasks. A Print-On-Demand service, or POD, can be a low-cost solution that lets you provide create and distribute printed resources to constituents, wherever they may be. If you have content you think is valuable enough to share, and put a little thought into the marketing and distribution process, creating Print-on-Demand materials is as simple as choosing the right service for your needs.

Which Types of Tools to Use for Managing Constituents

How do you track your constituent data? You can use a broad, shallow system that can track all your different types of constituents, from donors and volunteers to clients and members. Or you could use a deep, targeted database that provides lots of features to get a rigorous view of a single type of constituent, like your donors. Which type of system will work best for your organization? This video gives you some insight into the possible answers and previews the deeper discussion found in our 26-part On Demand Tactical Technology Planning.
As a leader of your organization, you’d probably like to see clear metrics to track your programs, outreach efforts, and the financial health of your organization. It can be daunting to define the right measures though—where do you even start? Based on NTEN’s and Idealware’s research into what’s actually working for nonprofits, we’ll talk through what you should think about to define your own data-based metrics strategy, and hear from organizations who have successfully implemented their own strategies.
What better way to learn about online seminar (webinar) tools than via an online seminar? We’ll talk about the features that can help you conduct meetings or trainings over the Web—desktop sharing, slide shows, chat functionality, polls, voice conferencing, and more.

On the Horizon

Most nonprofits have donors they rely on. Most nonprofits care a lot about their donors. But do you have the right donor management system to help you keep track of them?
And no, an Excel spreadsheet is not a donor management system. A donor management system is built to handle relationships between data—aka, your donors and gifts—to allow you to more easily track the people who make your work possible.
Takeaways from the course:
  • Learn about the features and considerations when choosing a donor management system.
  • Analyze your organization’s needs and the constituent data that you want to track.
  • Take a deep look at highly-rated donor management systems from Idealware’s “A Consumer’s Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems.”
  • Review a method of system evaluation and implementation.
Toolkit Schedule:
July 9: Thinking Through Your Donor Management Needs (90 minutes)
July 16-18 and July 23-25: One-Hour Donor Management System Demos
July 30:  Best Practices for Implementing and Using Your Database (90 minutes)
All sessions at 1 pm (EST).
From Fractured Atlas
Nonprofit online activity benchmark study released: E-mail Response rates down; Revenue up!
The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) released its annual analysis of nonprofit online activity, 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. This study tracked the online e-mail, fundraising, and social media activity during 2012 of 55 nonprofit organizations from a variety of fields.

The good news: email lists, online revenue, and social media followers grew for participating organizations. The bad news: Email responses were down across the board, way down.

It’s important to see these field-wide trends and measure your organization’s online metrics against them. How did your organization fair in 2012? Better or worse than the pack?
Be A Leader!: 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

Museum 2.0 blog
Early this month, I got the chance to hear legendary game designer Will Wright (Sim City) give a talk. I’ve followed Wright’s work for years because of his unique perspective on the potential for game-players to be game-makers – in other words, to co-create the gaming experience.

In his talk, Wright said one thing that really stood out:

Game players have a negotiated agency that is determined by how the game is designed.
In other words, the more constrained the game environment, the less agency the player has. The more open, the more agency. Think about the difference between Pacman and Grand Theft Auto. Both games have a “gamespace” in which they are played. Both games have rules. But Grand Theft Auto invites the player to determine their own way of using the space and engaging with the rules. The player’s agency is not total, but it is significant.

“Negotiated agency” strikes me as a really useful framework in which to talk about visitor/audience participation in the arts. “Negotiation” implies a respectful relationship between institution (or artist) and user. The institution initiates the negotiation with a set of opportunities and constraints. But users play a role via their own agency–both in how they engage and when they break the rules.

JOB OPENING
MCT, Inc. Development Assistant (Missoula, MT)
MCT, Inc. (Missoula Community Theatre and Missoula Children’s Theatre) has an opening for a 1/2 time Development Assistant. This position provides support for the Foundation Director and the Development Director. (see attached PDF for more information)
Compensation: Compensation depends on experience
This is a non-profit organization.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
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Arts Organizations May 29, 2013

Public Artists May 23, 2013


Dear Public Artists,
Below you will find opportunities, residencies, grants, and items of general interest and some food for thought.
Information for unsubscribing to this newsletter can be found at the bottom of the page.
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:
·           David Brown Projects—Prospectus–6th Semiannual Competition 
·           Veterans art project MSU- Bozeman Campus
·        City of Albuquerque (Mayor’s Office and Public Art Program) seeking artist-lead design team
·        Utah Transit Authority offers public art opportunity
·        The City of Calgary Public Art Program – Call for Artists –Calgary, Alberta
·        City of St. Louis is seeking Statements of Qualifications
·        RFQ for a multi-use building in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood 
·        RFQ for MSU-Gaines Hall – Bozeman, Montana – Montana Arts Council
Of General Interest:
Tamarack Brewing Co.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Submissions for Contest  
Tamarack Brewery is sponsoring the ‘Have Beer, Need Art’ Contest.  The winning design will grace the label of Tamarack’s new beer:  Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Ale.  The art contest runs from now through, and is open to anyone 21 and older.  Entries mus be submitted eletronically, either by posting to Tamarack’s Missoula Facebook page, its Lakeside Facebook page, or by email to contest@tamarackbrewwing.com. Complete terms and conditions are available online at tamarackbrewing.com/contest.
Marne Hayes
MHayes Consulting
Business for Montana’s Outdoors
570-7938
Deadline: midnight on July 15th. 2013
SEE ATTACHMENT
The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
Subject: Call to Artists for 17thAnnual Art Auction
Contact Person: Laura Cotton, Curator of Art- (406)-727-8255 X311,
The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art announces a call for artist submissions for The Square’s 17th Annual Art Auction which will take place on February 1, 2014 in Great Falls, Montana.  This premiere social event connects art collectors with the region’s finest artists, set against the backdrop of lively music and good food and drink.  Proceeds from the event support the museum’s exhibitions and related educational programs.  To complement the art auction, an exhibition of all auction selections will be presented for four weeks prior to the event in three of The Square’s main floor exhibition galleries.  For more information and submission guidelines, please visit www.the-square.orgor call (406)-727-8255.
Laura Cotton
Curator of Art
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
1400 1st Ave. N.
Great Falls, MT 59401
406.727.8255 ext. 311
The deadline for submissions is August 8, 2013
What Can You Make With This?
Mystery Box Competition
Compete for $15,000 in prize money
Submissions due October 20th, 2013
Job Opportunities:
Helena Symphony, Seeking a Director of Artistic Planning
Applications dated by June 1st, 2013 will be given priority
Please See Attachment
The Idaho Falls Arts Council is looking for a dynamic professional leader as its new Executive Director. This individual should be one that can nurture and continue IFAC’s legacy and mission of educating our community and enriching the quality of life through promotion and presentation of a broad spectrum of arts, as well as a visionary leader that will look for growth and expansion opportunities to bring art and culture to Southeast Idaho.

Major responsibilities of this dynamic position include but are not limited to: financial support through active fundraising with individuals, businesses, and grant writing as well as finding ways to increase membership income.  Recruit, hire, manage, and motivate the staff, setting a culture of high expectations, professional development, creativity, and collaboration.  Represent IFAC in a wide array of business, academic and social situations, serving as the primary face and voice of the IFAC.  Operate the programming and facilities of the Willard Arts Center and ARTitorium on Broadway within a balanced budget.
Qualifications:
1. A proven record of developing collaborative working relationships with diverse constituencies and populations. Prior successful arts management is preferred.  
2. A dynamic leader with the vision required to lead and encourage staff, peers, artists, donors and audiences.
3. Demonstrated business competencies that include fiscal management.    
4. A clear aptitude for fundraising, with experience in major gift solicitation and sponsorship preferred.
5. A strong desire to build community relationships beyond the theater doors.
6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
7. Knowledge and appreciation of a variety of art forms.

IFAC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.


Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume to:
jobs@idahofallsarts.org
Advocacy:
A message from Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch:
Dear friends and colleagues,
As we continue to hear more news about the devastating tornado that passed through the town of Moore on the outskirts of Oklahoma City yesterday, we at Americans for the Arts send our thoughts and prayers to the artists, administrators, and all those affected.  When natural disasters strike, there is no way to fully comprehend or process the pain they inflict.  They are arbitrary, and yesterday’s horrific storm makes us feel powerless.  As we try to contact friends and colleagues in the area, and know that many of you are doing the same, we realize that while we can’t stop these tragedies from happening, we can join together to help others pick up the pieces.  Moore and Oklahoma City are resilient, creative communities, and we are here to support them as best we can.  Americans for the Arts staff have been in touch with many of our partners and colleagues in the area, including the immediate-past Chair of our Board of Directors, Ken Fergeson of Altus, OK, and continue to monitor the situation.  We hope to be able to share more information soon, and in the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us directly. 
Oklahoma, you are in our thoughts today. I have included below some emergency resources to help you start on the long road to recovery, and know that we are always here to answer questions, to help, and to send you our hopes for a brighter tomorrow.
Emergency Response Resources:
The Essential Guidelines for Arts Responders is an immediate resource to help you determine your organization’s response and work in the weeks ahead. It is an abridged version of a longer, more detailed handbook (now in development) that’s designed to help local and state arts agencies, organizations, foundations, and other arts groups plan and administer a coordinated disaster mobilization system within their service area. We hope that it helps you, and we welcome your comments and additions.
We also encourage you to visit our National Coalition Partners: CERF+and ArtsReady for resource links and more disaster relief information.
You may also visit our website for more information; here is a link to our page that has resource links for emergency preparedness and disaster relief: 
http://www.artsusa.org/networks/laa/017.asp
Please let Theresa Cameron, Local Arts Agency Services, know how you are doing and if you have other information you would like to share.  In these days after the tornado, our thoughts are with you, your families, friends, and colleagues.
Best,
Bob Lynch, President and CEO
Americans for the Arts
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
David Brown Projects
Prospectus
6th Semiannual Competition
 
Jurors: Marisa Pascucci
Boca Raton Museum of Art., and Reto Thüring, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Adelina Vlas,  Philadelphia Museum of Art
Prizes: $10,000  Prizes
$10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD). In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received. Selection Process: Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Brown Projects as submissions are received. Entry
fee. Details: 917-365-5265 OR http://davebownprojects.com/ OR
info@davebownprojects.com
Deadline: May 30, 2013
Veterans art project MSU- Bozeman Campus
Vaughan Judge Prof.
Director – School of Art
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
phone: (406) 994-4501
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. May 31, 2013
See Attached
The City of Albuquerque (Mayor’s Office and Public Art Program) is seeking an artist-lead design team (Design Team) to conceptualize, design, engineer, fabricate and install Wayfinding sign/art elements (Wayfinding Elements) along Historic Route 66 in Albuquerque from Tramway Blvd. to 98thStreet, in an effort to foster economic development and preservation efforts along the Route 66 National Scenic Byway in Albuquerque.
Project Budget: $120,000.
Design Team respondents to this RFQ should be able to demonstrate a rich set of capabilities to fully address the scope and intent of the Wayfinding project. See Design Team Qualifications in the RFQ document at the link below:
Public Art Urban Enhancement Program
Cultural Services Department
City of Albuquerque
505-768-3833
Deadline – Thursday, June 6th, 2013 5:00 pm MDT.
Utah Transit Authority offers public art opportunity
As part of its Art in Transit program, the Utah Transit Authority has a public art project opportunity at a soon-to-open light-rail station in Draper, Utah.  The project has a $90,000 budget and several deadlines including:
submission of qualifications (6/12/13); short-listed artist proposals (7/12/13); winning artist notification (7/19/13); final design (8/19/13); installation begins (1/6/14).
The project likely is for the station platform but other areas within the park-and-ride station are possible sites, as well. More information is available at UTA’s website – www.rideuta.com or by contacting Steve Allnatt at sallnatt@rideuta.com or 801-236-4734.
I recommend contacting Steve Allnatt as the website is for everything concerning UTA and I couldn’t find my way through to the art call.  kbh
The City of Calgary Public Art Program – Call for Artists
Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility
Deadline: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The City of Calgary’s Public Art Program and Community Services & Protective Services Department are seeking a professional artist(s) with established design team and large scale public art experience for a permanent public art project at the new Rocky Ridge recreation facility.
The Rocky Ridge recreation facility is one of four new recreation facilities being developed by The City of Calgary to meet our city’s need for convenient access to recreation opportunities. The Rocky Ridge facility will provide recreational, leisure, sports, arts and cultural activities for individuals and families, and competitive sport venues for groups and organizations.  It will act as a community hub where people of all ages and abilities can come together to play, learn, create, exercise, relax, have fun and be inspired. (www.calgary.ca/newreccentres). The successful artist(s) will work as part of the design team to determine the location(s) for public art on the capital project site.  The artist(s) will then take the lead in developing a project for the agreed upon location(s). Temporary initiatives cannot be considered from the selected artist(s). 
The Public Art Program has a vision to build a diverse collection and encourages artists working in any media to apply. Previous experience on a design team (that includes working with architects, engineers and landscape architects) is essential and successful community engagement and consultation experience is required.
Budget: The all-inclusive budget for this project is $1,148,000.00 CDN. Disbursements will be made throughout the project as per a negotiated schedule of deliverables.
To apply:
Download the complete Request for Proposal (Solicitation Number: 13-1598) from the Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) – www.purchasingconnection.ca. Select “vendors” on the home page and register if you are a first-time user. Registration only needs to be done once.
Be sure to follow all instruction and direct ALL inquiries relating to the download of the document to APC.Help@gov.ab.caor 780-644-5726.
All requests for clarification and questions regarding the RFP must be submitted via email to Lisa Ley at lisa.ley@calgary.caor supplyconsulting@calgary.ca.Questions or clarifications must be specific to the RFP and must include references to a specific section or schedule and item number.
Americans are Eligible  Kbh
Deadline for submission: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Join us on:
     
The City of St. Louis is seeking Statements of Qualifications from artists interested in creating a site-specific permanent artwork for a newly created atrium in Lambert Airport’s Terminal 1 building.
The Atrium was created when an escalator was removed between the ticketing (upper) level and the lower level.  It creates a new shared space between the two levels and a focal point for passengers, with an opening measured at 18’7” x 14’6” and a fascia that is approximately 43” tall.  The opening is surrounded on the upper level by a 42” high glass railing. The total budget for the project is $65,000 and includes design, fabrication and installation.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport’s main terminal building, now known as Terminal 1, opened in 1956.  The Minoru Yamasaki-designed building, with its soaring vaulted domes, was immediately recognized as a significant piece of architecture and was the forerunner of modern terminal design. 
The City seeks to engage an artist or artist team to interact with this space to energize and enhance the new sight lines, visual connections, and architectural features that have been revealed.  The artwork could include (but is not limited to) the floor, the fascia, and/or the opening itself. 
To download the full RFQ:
1.                Go to the St. Louis Board of Public Service (BPS) website www.stl-bps.org
2.                Click “On Line Plan Room” on the menu on the left.  
3.                Click on “Plan Room”.  
4.                As a ‘new’ user, you will need to register to get a password.  Once you complete that info, INDOX will e-mail you a password almost immediately.  Once you have your password, you can access the Plan Room.  
5.                Once you get into the Plan Room, click on the project details link for “RFQ – Terminal 1 Atrium Public Art Project, Lambert St. Louis International Airport”.  
6.                On the left-hand side, click on “Bid Set 05-10-13”.
7.                Add this document to your cart and go through the complete check-out process. Be sure to indicate that you want to receive the RFQ electronically. There is no cost to download the RFQ.
8.                Once you go through the complete process, scroll to the bottom of the page and the document link will be there for you to click on and download.  
9.                Your name will appear on the Plan Holders List. You will receive a notification if there are any addenda to the RFQ.  
Please feel free to contact me directly if you have trouble downloading the RFQ.
Meridith McKinley
Via Partnership, LLP
PO Box 23167
St. Louis, Missouri 63156
314-664-5902
314-324-3278 (cell)
Qualifications are due June 26, 2013.
RFQ for a multi-use building in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood 
No geographical restrictions on applicants.
Budget: $31,750
Info Session for Applicants: May 29, 2013 at 6pm.
RFQ attached as well.
Kate Hansen
Project Manager for the Office of Public Art

GREATER PITTSBURGH ARTS COUNCIL
810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
tel 412.391.2060 x233 | fax 412.394.4280
Postmark Deadline: July 1, 2013
RFQ attached
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.
Questions: Kim Baraby Hurtle, khurtle@mt.gov, 406-444-6639
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, 11:59 p.m. M.D.T. Receipt deadline.

Public Artists May 23, 2013

Family Farmer as Performance Artist


Embodied acts, witnessed by others

Oct 08, 2012 08:22 am
Nikiko Masumoto offers a lovely essay on the idea of family farmer as performance artist. Given her dual background in a family of family farmers, and her education in gender studies and ‘performance as public practice,’ she seems uniquely suited to the comparison. She suggests that farming can be a performance, according to Elin Diamond’s …
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Family Farmer as Performance Artist

Humanities in RURAL MONTANA


Montana is its small towns and rural communities, and since 1972 Humanities Montana has been honored to cultivate and contribute humanities-based programming across the state—frequently in smaller towns.
Below are just a few examples of how we’ve brought the people from rural Montana communities together to learn and reflect.
RECENTLY FUNDED PROJECTS
READING & DISCUSSION SERIES
Choteau/Teton Public Library — Choteau

Support for a reading and discussion program at the Choteau public library that introduces many different types of literature and meets with humanities scholars the second Thursday every other month October through May.
2013 AUTHOR SHOWCASE
MonDak Heritage Center — Sidney

Support for an author showcase at the annual Sunrise Festival of the Arts where regional authors and publishers engage with readers directly.
ABSAROKA AGENCY BROCHURE
Absaroka Agency Historic Preservation Commission — Fishtail

Support for an informational brochure to commemorate and celebrate the historic Absaroka Agency, a place of great significance to the Crow and non-Indians alike.
NATIVE AMERICAN GUEST SPEAKERS
Montana State University Northern — Havre

Support to bring in four Native American speakers to the class Montana Indians, Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Issues, which is opened to the public.
150th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF VIRGINIA CITY TREATY DAYS
150th Virginia City Celebration Committee — Virginia City

Support for performances and presentations on the history and context of the Virginia City Treaty between the U.S. government and Chief Tendoy signed in 1868.
MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE THROUGH DANCE DAY
University of Montana Western — Dillon

Support for a one-day event including exhibits, demonstrations, lectures, and workshops focused on multicultural understanding and awareness through dance.
HOMETOWN HUMANITIES: MILES CITY
We wondered what would happen if, in addition to our regular statewide array of programs and grants, we focused on one community and worked with them intensively over the course of a year. Community leaders in Miles City accepted our challenge, welcomed us into their town, and Hometown Humanities kicked off at the Custer County Fair.
Since then a core group of community leaders has worked with Humanities Montana staff to provide a steady stream of free humanities programming—a year’s worth of programs that fit the community’s interests and needs. Miles Citizens turned out in full force to hear visiting scholars, facilitators and teachers. Humanities programs have reached every high school student in Custer County; community members have gathered together for conversations that address challenges and opportunities they face; there’s been dancing, and tailgate parties, writing workshops and parades! We couldn’t have found a better home for this trial run, and we hope the citizens of Custer County will continue to turn to us with their great ideas and suggestions for years to come.
GOVERNOR’S HUMANITIES AWARD
Livingston’s Larry A. Lahren and Havre’s John and Anna Brumley were two of seven recipients of a Governor’s Humanities Award in 2013.
Larry A. Lahren has served as a public archaeologist for over 40 years. He has been the principal investigator of the 11,000 year old Anzick Clovis burial site near Wilsall, Montana, one of the most important archaeological sites in North America. His doctoral dissertation on the Myers-Hindman site near Livingston provided evidence of 9000 years of human occupation in Montana. He has made it a special calling to share his knowledge of Montana’s past with citizens of all ages, including through his collection of essays, Homeland: An Archaeologist’s View of Yellowstone Country’s Past.
John and Anna Brumley are responsible for identifying, preserving, and educating the public about the Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump site near Havre. They have dedicated 50 years to sharing one of three recognized buffalo jumps in the state, providing tours and advocating for protection of the site. They model a commitment to public humanities for historical purposes.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
A Visit with Teddy Roosevelt
presented by Arch Ellwein
Upper Musselshell Historical Society — Harlowtown
Charlie Russell’s Pranks and Stunts as Told by Sid Willis
presented by Richard Baker
Friends of Literacy — Broadus
American Indian Music: More Than Just Drums and Flutes
presented by Scott Prinzing
Lame Deer Junior & Senior High Schools — Lame Deer
Home, Home on the Ranch
presented by Bill Rossiter
Kinsey Elementary School — Kinsey
Express to Speak
presented by Tahj Bo Kjelland
Brockton High School — Brockton
HUMANITIES HEROES
In 2012, Humanities Montana recognized six Humanities Heroes from small Montana communities—people who have contributed significantly to the humanities by presenting engaging programs, hosting many humanities events, composing important books and articles about humanities topics, donating funds to sustain humanities work, and more. All honorees were nominated by the community.
Monica Grable (Hamilton), artistic director of the Bitterroot Performing Arts Series, for her efforts to bring people together in the same room and entertain them with bright lights and rich, meaningful experiences.
Karen Stevenson (Miles City) for the various creative ways she has illuminated the historical significance of Evelyn Cameron, British ex-pat, brilliant photographer of eastern Montana.
Joe Medicine Crow (Lodge Grass), who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for “contributions to the preservation of the culture and history of the First Americans,” for his many years of service and scholarship.
Shawn Wathen (Hamilton), co-owner of Chapter One Book Store in Hamilton, for influencing the culture of humanity in his community through reflection, examination and reexamination of core values and cultures.
Janine Pease (Hardin), the founding president of Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, for her dedication to improving educational opportunities for American Indians and preserving the culture and history of the Crow Tribe.
Bonnie Williamson (Havre), Director of the Havre-Hill County Library, for serving her community by bringing a wide variety of humanities programs and services to her community.
Roger Dunsmore (Dillon) for developing the UM Wilderness Institute’s “Wilderness and Civilization” program and introducing countless students to the poetry, literature, and philosophy of ecology.
Humanities Montana recognized a total of 37 Humanities Heroes around the state. Read about them here.
Many thanks to the organizations and individuals from Helena who contributed in 2012:
Organizations
Belgrade Community Library
Bitterroot Youth Homes
Christopher Matthews Publishing
Friends of Literacy
Friends of The Livingston Library
Friends of The Madison Valley Public
Library
Friends of The Sheridan Public
Library
Havre-Hill County Library
Harlowton Museum
Jefferson County Museum
Lewistown Historic Resources
Commission
Montana State University – Northern
Montana Weed Control Association
Ravalli County Museum
Richland County Conservation District
Roosevelt County Library
Rosebud County Library
Stoneydale Press
Virginia City Preservation Alliance
Individuals
Donna Ahneman
Virginia Allen
Rose Marie and Merle Aus
Arleen Boyd
Gordon and Vanessa Brittan
Jamie and Jock Doggett
Arch Ellwein
Yvonne and Jeffrey Gritzner
Antoinette R. Hagener
Susan Heyneman
Joan Hoff
Linda Hoines
Carla Homstad-Lakes
Raela Hulett
Nellie Israel
Bill Jones
Denise King and L.M. Minich
Judy Klein
Chris Love
Harriet Marble
Twylla McPherson
David and Mary Meissner
Helen Miller
Leroy Moline
Muncie Morger
Jason Neal and Lisa Simon
Kathleen Ralph and Dave Grimland
Will Rawn
Carol Reifschneider
Lee and Phil Rostad
Tom Satterly
Sterling Schmidt
James Shanley
Eugene and Nancy Silliman
Frederick Skinner
Elizabeth Sperry
Karen Stevenson
Dorothea Susag
Mary Tonkovich
O. Alan Weltzien
Germaine White
Nancy Widdicombe
Bonnie Williamson
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Arts Educators May 15 2013


Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on:
  • VSA Playwright Discovery Competition
  • National Core Arts Standards June Review
  • Does Arts Education Matter?
  • NEA Webinar on Federal Agencies’ Use of Arts Ed. to Foster Childhood Develop.
  • The Intersection of Creativity, Health, and Aging
This is the second to the last email newsletter coming from my desk. I am retiring the end of May. I have learned a tremendous amount putting this newsletter together. I hope it has been helpful for you.  Arni Fishbaugh will be the new “editor” as of June.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Best 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/
VSA Playwright Discovery Competition
The VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites middle and high school studentsto take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of script writing. Writers may write from their own experience and observations, or create fictional characters and settings. Scripts can be comedies, dramas, or even musicals—be creative! Young writers with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit a script.
Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group of students. The competition has two divisions: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12 (or equivalents). A distinguished jury of theater professionals selects one winner from each division. The Division 1 winner will receive a cash prize for his/her school. The Division 2 winner will receive a cash prize for his/herself and school. Learn more about the competition, including the rules for entry and the full submission process.
The 2013 Call for Scripts is now open! Submissions will be accepted online through the link below. All applications must be submitted by June 1, 2013Apply Online
National Core Arts Standards June Review
Like us on Facebook and follow us for news of the June review.
www.facebook.com/NationalCoalitionForCoreArtsStandards
Cory Wilkerson
NCCAS Communications
SEADAE Project Manager
Finding Common Ground
This is a blog by Peter DeWitt, an elementary principal in upstate New York. I often find his posting worthwhile. This one is titled “Does Arts Education Matter?” – Beck
NEA Webinar on Federal Agencies’ Use of Arts Education to Foster Childhood Development
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Federal Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development http://www.arts.gov/national/TaskForce/index.html, comprising 17 federal agencies and departments, recently held a webinar http://www.nea.gov/news/news13/Task-Force-Webinar-April-2013.htmlon how federal agencies use arts education to cultivate early childhood development. The webinar featured representatives from Head Start and the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who discussed their efforts to integrate arts education into their programming. They also talked about current research on the school readiness of children participating in Head Start arts-enrichment programs. The webinar presentations http://www.arts.gov/podweb/webinars.html  are now available on the NEA’s website.

Grantmakers in the Arts
The Intersection of Creativity, Health, and Aging

Arts Educators May 15 2013

Arts Organizations May 15 2013


Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on:
  • Webinar: “Employee vs Independent Contractor?” Tuesday, May 21
  • Build You Nonprofit Budgeting Skills workshop May 21 and 31
  • Audience Development Partnerships Funded
  • French-American Jazz Exchange Application Deadline Approaching
  • Two-day grants administration workshop in Billings
  • The Intersection of Creativity, Health, and Aging
  • Does Arts Education Matter?
  • Nonprofits: Organizations Innovating and Adapting to New Reality

·        Idealware Best of the Web: May 2013

·        Job Opening: Helena Symphony

This is the second to the last email newsletter coming from my desk. I am retiring the end of May. I have learned a tremendous amount putting this newsletter together. I hope it has been helpful for you. Cinda Holt will be the new “editor” as of June.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Best 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/
MAC’s The Art of Leadership Webinar: “Employee vs Independent Contractor?” Tuesday, May 21, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The high points of Montana and federal regulations regarding independent contractor versus employee status for non-profit arts/cultural organizations Click here for more information.
Build Your Nonprofit Budgeting Skills
Missoula — Tuesday, May 21, 9:00am- 12:30pm
Helena — Friday, May 31, 9:00am-12:30pm
Attend this important workshop and learn the fundamentals of developing, monitoring, managing, and reporting your nonprofit’s budget.  From general operating funds to grants, restricted vs. non-restricted funds, overhead vs. program costs—and much more—all facets of nonprofit budgeting will be covered.  Valuable worksheets, templates, and case studies will also be included.  This workshop is ideal for executive directors, fiscal staff, and board members.
Seminar highlights:
    •Budget planning:  why, when, who approves
    •Reporting monthly activities to board members and funders
    •Forecasting
    •Program vs. operating budgets
    •Accrual vs. cash basis accounting
Speakers:
Jacki Frank, CPA, Shareholder, Anderson ZurMuehlen — Helena
Jan Schweitzer, CFE, CPA QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Anderson ZurMuehlen — Missoula
Audience Development Partnerships Funded
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: Building Demand for the Arts
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Building Demand for the Arts program supports organizations and artists in joint efforts to develop audience demand for jazz, theatre, and/or contemporary dance. Building Demand grants will promote deeper partnerships, longer relationships, and new kinds of cooperation between organizations and artists. Organizations and artists are encouraged to be creative, imaginative, and expansive in thinking about these partnerships and what might be accomplished. Building Demand grants will be provided to at least 50 partnerships between artists and dance companies, theatres, presenting organizations, and/or select service organizations. In the current funding round, Exploration grants of either $20,000 or $40,000 (depending on the size of the host organization) will support hosted visits for artists during which artists and organizations are to begin to imagine and plan ways to build demand. Applying artists and organizations must have a prior history of working together. Intent to Apply forms must be submitted by May 31, 2013. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the program and the application process.
Reminder: French-American Jazz Exchange Application Deadline Approaching!
Grant Deadline Approaching:
The application for the 2013 French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) program is due May 31, 2013. The application and program guidelines are available here
About the Program:
A program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (“MAAF”) and FACE (“French-American Cutlural 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.
Webinars:
MAAF Staff conducted three webinars reviewing program guidelines and online application.  An archived video of the final webinar can be found here.
Questions? 
American applicants should direct their questions to Josh Kohn, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Program Officer, Jazz & Traditional Arts josh@midatlanticarts.org
French applicants should contact jazz@facecouncil.org.
Montana State University-Billings and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants administration workshop in Billings, May 28-29, 2013.  In this class you’ll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations.  This training is recommended for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines.
Beginning and experienced grant administrators from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.
We offer area nonprofit agencies a special tuition rate of $565. Please use code “MTNPO” to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration. Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available.  Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.
Tuition is $595 and includes Grant Writing USA’s 400-page grant management workbook and reference guide.  Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.
More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here.  If you prefer friendly, personal service, please call or write:
The Client Services Team at Grant Writing USA
800.814.8191  cs@grantwritingusa.com

Grantmakers in the Arts
The Intersection of Creativity, Health, and Aging

Finding Common Ground
This is a blog by Peter DeWitt, an elementary principal in upstate New York. I often find his posting worthwhile. This one is titled “Does Arts Education Matter?” – Beck
Nonprofit Finance Fund Survey of 5900+ Nonprofits: Organizations Innovating and Adapting to New Reality
39% Will Change the Main Ways They Raise and Spend Money
You can download a summary of the survey findings and full results here:

Idealware Best of the Web: May 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.
“Engagement is a function of listening to the customer voice, how they’re behaving and how they actually want to engage with us.” Don’t get trapped by the buzzword “engagement.” It can be a powerful metric for understanding your relationship to your constituents, or it can mean nothing at all.
There’s no doubt that many organizations are using cloud technologies in innovative ways. But, more specifically, what links might we find between the unique aspects of cloud technology, and the conditions and success factors for innovation?
We can’t assume nonprofits have the resources to provide high quality data about their own effectiveness. While that might seem like an easy and obvious thing for them to be able to do, it’s not—not in the least. Organizations pushed to provide impact data to get funding will provide something, but it’s not likely to be the high quality data or strategic metrics that would actually help them improve. How can we remedy this?
Next time you think about designing a technology platform for a community, don’t forget to take the time and effort and get the expertise you need to build the accompanying relationship infrastructure that will ensure the success of your investment.
The belief that Facebook is a “magic” solution for marketing and fundraising is false. Facebook is just one of many tools in your marketing toolbox. The social sharing nature of Facebook can be vital, and sometimes critical, to your marketing and promotions plan, but only if you’re willing, able, and motivated.
Don’t get discouraged by low traffic. You organization’s blog can help you demonstrate knowledge, expertise, and experience; feed your social media; and provide content for grant submissions.
While the focus of the article is on for-profit companies, it’s even more critical for nonprofit brands to be human. The success of any social program is ultimately determined by its ability to connect on a one-to-one, human level. That connection is even more important for your cause.
Unsure if cloud technology is right for your organization? This lighthearted animated video explains the basics of the cloud and how it can help an organization. 
Research shows that by 2014 mobile device usage will exceed that of desktop and laptop computers. What does this mean for nonprofit organizations and online fundraising campaigns?
There’s a big hullabaloo lately about infographics, but what are they? How do you make your own? In this short video, research analyst Kyle Andrei explains the basics excerpted from Idealware’s recent free report, “Infographics for Outreach, Advocacy, and Marketing: From Data to Design.”
JOB OPENINGS
Helena Symphony
Director of Artistic Planning– see attached PDF for more information.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled; applications received before 1 June 2013, will be given priority.

Arts Organizations May 15 2013

Artists May 16 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.
Below you will find the following opportunities and calls for Visual Artists, Performing Artists and Writers:
·        Dave Brown Projects – Call for Artists
·        HELENA – Studio Tour – Extended Artist’s Application Period
·        Alexandria Museum of Art,  Alexandria, Louisiana
·        Gallatin Art Crossing- Call for Sculpture, Bozeman, MT
·        CdA Arts Commission seeks Artists for McEuen Park, Coeur d’Alene, ID
·        Tamarack Brewing Co -CALL FOR ARTISTS Missoula, MT
·        The Paris Gibson Square Museum of ArtCall to Artists for 17thAnnual Art Auction
·        The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 –  York, England
·        International Lab: for Dancers, Choreographers,Physical Theatre and Contemporary Circus Performers 
·        French-American Jazz Exchange Application Now Available!
·        Best books for writers and several literary journals to check out
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.
The Intersection of Creativity, Health, and Aging
Grantmakers in the Arts
Tue, 2013-05-07 15:22
By Janet Brown from her blog Better Together
On May 1st, I attended a daylong gathering in Washington DC entitled Innovative Crossroads: The Intersection of Creativity, Health and Aging. Supported by MetLife Foundation in collaboration with the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), the day was hosted by Grantmakers in Health (GIH) and included health funders as well as members of Grantmakers in the Arts and Grantmakers in Aging. This is a continuation of GIArts work begun with a Thought Leader Forum on Aging a few years ago and collaborative regional workshops planned in conjunction with GIAging and NCCA.
I always feel strange writing all these acronyms and initials when in reality, as we all know, these programs are inspired and administered by people. Rohit Burman (arts) and Barbara Dillon’s (aging) partnership at MetLife Foundation grew to national scale when they brought arts and aging funders together. Gay Hanna, National Center for Creative Aging, has been the driving force of this three-year journey, which now includes health funders. It has also included sessions at each of our national conferences (GIArts, GIAging and GIH), webconferences, Reader articles and the dissemination of research to our members.
There is nothing new about the power of the arts in working with physically and mentally disabled patients. There is nothing new about how the arts entertain, inspire and keep our hands and minds busy when we have retired and remain healthy. Individual artists, paid and unpaid, have been working in these fields since the beginning of time, is my guess. One only needs to witness the simplest of art making to understand its healing power: singing to a child who has hurt her finger to take her mind off the pain, asking a trauma victim to put their feelings in writing or imagery or an Alzheimer patient to describe what they see in a painting, which might, for a moment, give life to memory. . .
Webinars:
Creative Capital
We’ve got four great webinars taking place during the month of May, covering a range of topics including budgeting, social media, marketing strategies and curatorial practice.
Creating a Marketing Strategy, with Dread Scott
Monday, May 20, 7:00-8:30pm EST
More Information >>
Register Now >>
Visual Arts Round Table: Curators, with Rachel Nackman & Matthew Deleget
Thursday, May 30, 7:00-8:30pm EST
More Information >>
Register Now >>
Webinars are $25 each.
All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions.
To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed.
Visit PDP’s Online Calendar for a complete list of upcoming webinars and dates.
Questions? Learn more about our Online Learning Program on our website, or email Matthew Deleget at matthew@creative-capital.org.
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 5,900 additional artists in more than 170 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, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Registration Deadline Soon
Grants Management Training in Billings, MT
Montana State University-Billings and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants administration workshop in Billings, May 28-29, 2013.  In this class you’ll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations.  This training is recommended for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines.
Beginning and experienced grant administrators from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend. Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available.  Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment. Tuition is $595 and includes Grant Writing USA’s 400-page grant management workbook and reference guide.  Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.
More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here.  If you prefer friendly, personal service, please call or write:
The Client Services Team at Grant Writing USA
Grant Management USA
800.814.8191
More than 10,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training.
Helena Symphony, Seeking a Director of Artistic Planning
Applications dated by June 1st, 2013 will be given priority
Please See Attachment
The Idaho Falls Arts Council is looking for a dynamic professional leader as its new Executive Director.  This individual should be one that can nurture and continue IFAC’s legacy and mission of educating our community and enriching the quality of life through promotion and presentation of a broad spectrum of arts, as well as a visionary leader that will look for growth and expansion opportunities to bring art and culture to Southeast Idaho.

Major responsibilities of this dynamic position include but are not limited to: financial support through active fundraising with individuals, businesses, and grant writing as well as finding ways to increase membership income.  Recruit, hire, manage, and motivate the staff, setting a culture of high expectations, professional development, creativity, and collaboration.  Represent IFAC in a wide array of business, academic and social situations, serving as the primary face and voice of the IFAC.  Operate the programming and facilities of the Willard Arts Center and ARTitorium on Broadway within a balanced budget.
Qualifications:
1. A proven record of developing collaborative working relationships with diverse constituencies and populations. Prior successful arts management is preferred.  
2. A dynamic leader with the vision required to lead and encourage staff, peers, artists, donors and audiences.
3. Demonstrated business competencies that include fiscal management.    
4. A clear aptitude for fundraising, with experience in major gift solicitation and sponsorship preferred.
5. A strong desire to build community relationships beyond the theater doors.
6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
7. Knowledge and appreciation of a variety of art forms.

IFAC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.


Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume to:
jobs@idahofallsarts.org
UrbanArt Commission Public Art Seeks Project Manager – Memphis, TN
Position opening: UrbanArt Commission Public Art Project Manager Details at http://www.urbanartcommission.org/open-projects/
Apply by Monday, May 20, 2013
Part-time, 20 hours/week
This position is responsible for managing all aspects of assigned public art/design enhancement projects. The Public Art Project Manager works with the Executive Director and Project Management team in facilitating planning, design and implementation of a variety of public art projects for the City of Memphis Public Art Program, the Memphis Area Transportation Authority and private clients. The Public Art Project Manager implements effective tracking systems for recording and reporting project-related facilitation including contracting and billing related to project activities, benchmark requirements, and overall adherence to program guidelines.
About us: UrbanArt is an award-winning, independent non-profit organization committed to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of our community through the development of public art. We celebrate diversity in everything we do.
Compensation: Based on experience and qualifications.
Applicants should email a current resume including salary history, a letter of interest not to exceed 1 page, and 3 professional references with the subject line “Project Manager application” to:
Christina Lanzl
Executive Director
UrbanArt Commission
3485 Poplar Avenue, Suite 225
Memphis, TN 38111-4633
901.552.3934
Twitter: @urbanartmemphis
Celebrating 15 years of service to the community and the 10-year anniversary of the City of Memphis Percent-for-Art Program.
Dave Brown Projects
Call for Artists
Prizes: $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD).
Dave Brown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.

Eligibility
This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible.

Selection Process
Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur
on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Brown Projects
as submissions are received.

Prospectus
http://davebownprojects.com/submissions.html
For further information, please contact Dave Brown at
(917) 365-5265 or info@davebownprojects.com
Deadline:  May 30 2013
HELENA – Studio Tour – Extended Artist’s Application Period
You can still be part of the Fifth Annual Helena Area Open Studios Tour, Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22 from noon to 5:00 PM – the deadline has been extended to May 31st! 
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.
The HPAC is working to make to make the 2013 Open Studios Tour the most successful yet. Please join us early in order to proceed with the publicity planning in radio, TV and print media, and 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 need the following by May 31, 2013:
·        a brief description of the kind of art do you do, biography, and your artist’s statement on the attached 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.
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana
Call for Artists!
26th Annual September Competition
Artworks selected in a national juried competition by artist-juror Stewart Nachmias will be featured in a full-color catalogue and exhibition at Alexandria Museum of Art, along the Red River in the heart of central Louisiana, September 6-November 23, 2013. Visual artists over age 18 working in all media, including but not limited to painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, video, textile art, and printmaking are invited to submit. All artworks MUST be original and completed in the last two years (2011 or later). $2,000 in cash awards. $35 entry fee for 2 entries, $20 per additional entry. For more information, please call 318-443-3458 or view the complete prospectus: www.themuseum.org/Events_copy1.aspx
Submission deadline: May 31, 2013
Gallatin Art Crossing
Call for Sculpture
“We are sending out a last push for sculptures for this summer’s installation. I wanted to be sure that this list of culturally minded folks saw the Call for Artists. Please forward it on to any sculptors or contacts you may have who might be interested. We have such a great batch of current pieces on Main Street and moving up and down north/south streets, but we’re always looking for new and interesting ones to complement our beautiful Downtown!”
Paula K. Beswick
Foundation Director
Bozeman Library Foundation
626 E. Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
406-582-2426
www.bozemanlibraryfoundation.org
Deadline: June 12th, 2013
SEE ATTACHMENT
CdA Arts Commission seeks Artists for McEuen Park
Interactive Sculpture
The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists for a McEuen Park Interactive Sculpture.  The renewed and revitalized McEuen Park has been a project long in the making for the community of Coeur d’Alene.  This prime location in the heart of downtown has evolved greatly over the years, and is currently being developed into a destination park, with compelling and memorable features that are designed to serve the greatest number of uses for the greatest number of people, of all ages and abilities, throughout all seasons.  The new park will also support regional events and was designed in recognition of the legacy of the McEuen Park area. 
The Interactive Sculpture will be located at the South/Center Trail Confluence of McEuen Park.  The goal for the Interactive Sculpture is to significantly beautify the southern side of the revitalized McEuen Park.  It is meant to be a piece of public art visually enjoyed by visitors to the park, as well as a feature of the park with which young and old alike can interact in a unique way.  This could be any sort of physical interaction, from simple touch to something children or other adventurous spirits could climb on, or something visually or audibly interactive.  Located at a major trail confluence, the area around the Interactive Sculpture will receive a lot of foot and bicycle traffic as visitors travel through the park trail system.
Other than having some sort of interactive component, there is no theme to this Call to Artists, allowing for open interpretation and creativity to make a lasting impression on residents and visitors. 
Public art can be a change agent for the community.  It creates and establishes neighborhood and community identity and also enhances the visual landscape and character of the city.  It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most important, it’s accessible to everyone.
Information packets are available at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, or online at www.cdaid.org.  To ensure fairness, no extensions or waivers of deadlines will be granted.  Artists with questions are encouraged to contact Steve Anthony, Arts Commission Liaison, at stevea@cdaid.org.  
To view the Call to Artists, please click on the following link:
Artist proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., June 21, 2013.
Tamarack Brewing Co.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Submissions for Contest  
Tamarack Brewery is sponsoring the ‘Have Beer, Need Art’ Contest.  The winning design will grace the label of Tamarack’s new beer:  Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Ale.  The art contest runs from now through, and is open to anyone 21 and older.  Entries mus be submitted eletronically, either by posting to Tamarack’s Missoula Facebook page, its Lakeside Facebook page, or by email to contest@tamarackbrewwing.com. Complete terms and conditions are available online at tamarackbrewing.com/contest.
Marne Hayes
MHayes Consulting
Business for Montana’s Outdoors
570-7938
Deadline: midnight on July 15th. 2013
SEE ATTACHMENT
The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
Subject: Call to Artists for 17th Annual Art Auction
Contact Person: Laura Cotton, Curator of Art- (406)-727-8255 X311,
The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art announces a call for artist submissions for The Square’s 17th Annual Art Auction which will take place on February 1, 2014 in Great Falls, Montana.  This premiere social event connects art collectors with the region’s finest artists, set against the backdrop of lively music and good food and drink.  Proceeds from the event support the museum’s exhibitions and related educational programs.  To complement the art auction, an exhibition of all auction selections will be presented for four weeks prior to the event in three of The Square’s main floor exhibition galleries.  For more information and submission guidelines, please visit www.the-square.orgor call (406)-727-8255.
Laura Cotton
Curator of Art
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
1400 1st Ave. N.
Great Falls, MT 59401
406.727.8255 ext. 311
The deadline for submissions is August 8, 2013
The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013
Call for Art
Aesthetica 2013 is now open for entry, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year the competition is a celebration of visual art, inviting all artists to submit imaginative and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of their chosen medium. Committed to nurturing new and existing talent, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a fantastic opportunity to develop your presence in the international art world. Prizes include up to £1000 in cash, a group exhibition and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, which has a readership of 140,000 worldwide.
Categories for entry are: Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Installation & Performance. Please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize for more information.
To hear more about the Aesthetica Art Prize, please feel free to email me or call me on 01904 629 137.
Rebecca Bowery
Aesthetica Magazine
PO Box 371
York
YO23 1WL
01904 629 137
Deadline for entries is 31 August, 2013 
I calculated the exchange rate: about $27.34 in fees and VAT [value-added tax] to apply.  KBH
International Lab
for Dancers, Choreographers,
Physical Theatre and Contemporary Circus Performers 
October 21 – November 19, 2013
Ryazan Drama Repertory Theatre – Ryazan City, Russia   
Competition announced for Dancers, Choreographers, Physical Theatre and Contemporary Circus Performers 
4 week intensive lab with final demonstration/work-in-progress at Russian repertory theatre
Only several spots are available for international participants
The four-week Lab in Russia is inviting experienced performers from different parts of the world with strong background and versatile skills seeking international network opportunities to find new collaborators and to start new projects. Discover, create and exchange the boldest ideas for contemporary performance together with colleagues from Russia and different countries! 
The working languagesare English and Russian.  
Russian Visa support and inexpensive accommodation are organized for participants.
The nearest international airport – Moscow Domodedovo Airport. 
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 Cutlural 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.
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Deadline for the 2013 program is May 31, 2013
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