Below you will find several items of general interest and job opportunities, and arts advocacy, food for thought followed by calls and opportunities for visual artists, performing artists and writers.
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Below you will find the following opportunities and calls for Visual Artists, Performing Artists and Writers:
§ PHOTOTAXIS 2013, a large-scale temporary art installation
§ Native Artist Professional Development Training
§ BFSD (BIG FAT SCARY DEAL) Purdue University Galleries
§ Wilderness Forever Photography Competition
§ Now Available:The Profitable Artist
§ The Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition
§ Nominate an SDC Director or Choreographer who is living and working in the Central U.S.
§ Alligator Juniper National Writing Contest
§ PostNatural Conference, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts -Location: Notre Dame, IN
§ The Best Books for Writers
State of the Arts
Montana artists can receive a free subscription to the Montana Arts Council’s State of the Artsnewspaper by simply clicking through the following link;
The 2013 National Arts Marketing Project Conference
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National Arts Marketing Project Conference
November 8–11, 2013 in Portland, OR
We have created some fun ways for you to connect with your community – locally and across the country! Like, follow, and share to start building your audience and growing your network today!
Twitter: Keep track of your colleagues coming to NAMPC and to share your thoughts using #nampc.
LinkedIn: Join the NAMPC Group to take part in discussions and stay in touch with old colleagues.
Facebook: “Like” the NAMPC Facebook page to stay up-to-date on announcements and marketing news.
ARTSblog: Comment on and share discussion posted during the annual Arts Marketing Blog Salon on ARTSblog, October 7-11.
Storify: “8 Reason to Drop Everything and Register for NAMPC 2013” offers a humorous approach to why you should be in Portland this year.
Flickr: Check out some of the highlights from last year’s conference, and be sure to add your own pictures and tag them #nampc.
YouTube: Learn how some of last year’s attendees describe NAMPC in “one word”!
The 2013 NAMP Conference offers you access to innovative ideas and techniques that support revenue generation and audience engagement.
Check out the daily schedule and ever-growing roster of presenters.
We are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarshipsin the following categories:
· Emerging Leaders Scholarships
· Underserved Communities and Field Diversity Scholarships
· NEW! Preconference Scholarships
Check out the scholarship guidelinesand application. The deadline for scholarship applications is August 15!
Residency, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Location: Nebraska City, NE
Deadline: September 1, 2013
Residencies for writers, visual artists, and music composers. Housing, studio space, $100/week stipend are provided.
Click here to learn more.
Grant Opportunities from The Fledgling Fund
Deadline: September 17, 2013
The Fledgling Fund offers several grants that support outreach and audience engagement for social issue documentaries.
Click here to learn more.
Americans for the Arts
Art for Life’s Sake: Yo-Yo Ma Delivers Nancy Hanks Lecture
“The arts, culture, and humanities give us perspective and the capacity for empathy and humility. In a world of 7 billion people and more than 200 countries, our problems will not be solved when we have a looming empathy deficit.” Full story >> Click Here
Americans for the Arts
Americans For The Arts Signs Letter To Protect Charitable Donation
As a part of the Charitable Giving Coalition, Americans for the Arts has signed a letter urging Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Hatch (R-UT) to preserve the charitable tax deduction as it currently stands. Sens. Baucus and Hatch recently released a “blank-slate” tax reform plan which removes all the current tax deductions in law—forcing senators to submit a detailed justification for the benefits of the special preferences they think should be added back in. In other tax reform related news, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) has reintroduced the Artist-Museum Partnership Act (H.R. 2482) for the 113th Congress. This legislation currently has 11 cosponsors, and would allow creators of original works to deduct the fair-market value of self-created works given to and retained by a nonprofit institution. For further information, please contact Senior Director of Federal Affairs & Arts Education Narric Rome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEEKING CULTURAL ARTS COORDINATOR The person in this new position will develop and direct the City’s arts planning process, including policy and program development and implementation of arts programs including: visual, performing, and literary arts. Please view the full job description online, and complete the application process on or before the closing date. Only online applications will be considered. Details: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CITYEVANSTON&cws=1&rid=625
CLOSING DATE: AUGUST 13, 2013
Title: Executive Director, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts
48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, Oregon 97801
CSIA is searching for an ED who can embrace and fulfill the mission and vision of CSIA, and who can bring energy, experience and intellect to the task of moving CSIA into its next decade of growth.
Crow’s Shadow’s mission is to provide a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. CSIA’s programs focus on the fine art of printmaking and traditional Native arts education.
CSIA envisions being a creative center for contemporary Native and non-Native artists locally, nationally and internationally through the medium of fine-art printmaking.
Experience with fine-art printmaking and its marketing, knowledge of the contemporary art world, skill in grant writing and building a donor base, and the ability to imagine future programming for CSIA are all desired qualities.
CSIA will give preferenceto those who have experience working in cross-cultural settings, who have knowledge and interest in contemporary indigenous art, who have knowledge of tribal culture, and who have had capital campaign experience.
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of CSIA in accordance with the operating policies as approved by the Board of Directors. In addition to general administration, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to–day management of the facilities, coordinating with staff in program planning and fundraising for CSIA.
Reports to: Board of Directors
Salary: $60,000 – 65,000 annual salary, DOE
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Benefits: Annually: 12 days paid vacation leave; 8 days paid sick leave; 11 paid holidays
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:
CSIA, 48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, OR 97801
Position open until filled; first review August 28, 2013
Food for Thought:
July 24, 2013
The Means of Production
Educating Artists for a New Cultural Landscape
Last month, we mentioned Scott Walker‘sarticle on the new models for the cultural sector. This month, Walker offers up a pointed critiqueof how we educate the next generation of artists. At Fractured Atlas, we often hear our member artists complain about the lack of practical business skills taught in their arts training or conservatory programs. Walker criticizes the conventional education model, which trains artists to conceive of themselves as a commodity rather than a subject with agency. Artists need to learn to take control of the means of production.
“It can’t just be about artistic creation, it must also be about business creation,” Walker writes, “And one more thing that they need… is skills in facilitating creativity in others… Young artists need to commit to using their talents in service of others.”
PHOTOTAXIS: the movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of light.
Like moths to a flame. PHOTOTAXIS is a gathering of a community of photographers, the general public, and a live slideshow of our best work projected on the side of a rustic barn, under the stars and Mission Mountains at Farm Rd in Polson, MT.
PHOTOTAXIS 2013, a large-scale temporary art installation, scheduled for Friday evening, August 23, will be curated by Lauren Grabelle and will feature the work of emerging photographers alongside that of established photographers with the goal of strengthening our community through art, food, drink, and mutual admiration.
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT you photos and for more info:
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Farm Rd
Address: 35060 Mud Lake Trail Polson, MT 59860
Please submit your photos! Deadline August 7
Native American Development Corporation
Native Artist Professional Development Training
When: August 5th & 6th, 2013 9:00 AM—4:00PM
Location: Northern Hotel, 19 N Broadway, Billings MT
For more info call NADC at (406) 259-3804
Presented by First Peoples Fund
Free for artists at any stage—emerging, small business, or established
Native Artist training manual provided to all participants.
SPACE IS LIMITED RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
2722 3rd Ave N, Suite 250
Billings MT 59101
BFSD (BIG FAT SCARY DEAL) Purdue University Galleries
curating exhibit of contemporary art that is edgy, weird, unsettling
and scary, open to US artists. Oct 21 - Dec 8, 2013. Any media, limit
8 feet tall or 10 feet wide. Selections from jpeg or video files - no
PowerPoints. Artists responsible for shipping. No entry fee. Details:
Craig Martin, Director 765-494-3061
Deadline: August 1, 2013
Wilderness Forever Photography Competition
Deadline: September 3, 2013
Category Winners and a selection of Highly Honored photos will be displayed in a 2014 print exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History .
Click here to learn more.
The Profitable Artist
“We are excited to bring The Profitable Artist to the wider artistic community, reaching professors, career advisors in the arts, as well as industry leaders. This guide compiles a wealth of information for artists of all disciplines, gathered by arts professional and NYFA through more than thirty interviews and in-depth case studies. “
§ Techniques for planning your career
§ Innovative fundraising for artists
§ Marketing and selling your work to new audiences
§ Networking strategies for a digital world
§ Budgeting and financial basics made clear
§ Legal requirements and terminology in plain English
Edited by Peter Cobb, Susan Ball, and Felicity Hogan
Co-published by the New York Foundation for the Arts
Retail Price: $24.95
October 15, 2013 The Artist's Magazine All Media Competition Get your
artwork spotlighted in The Artist's Magazine and win cash prizes! This
competition showcases the work done in 8 major art media. Categories
include: Acrylic, Graphite, charcoal, ink & scratchboard, Mixed media
and collage, Oil and oil pastel, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Watercolor &
Gouache and Digital. It is open to artists of all ages from around the
world. Winners will be featured in the July/August 2014 issue of The
Artist's Magazine. Entry fee. Details/entry: http://tinyurl.com/qdxt6cq
Nominate an SDC Director or Choreographer
who is living and working in the Central U.S.
The Nomination Process Opens July 11, 2013, For The
Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation’s
Zelda Fichandler Award
Award Carries an Unrestricted Grant of $5000
Honors an Outstanding Theatre Director or Choreographer
Nominations Accepted Through August 15, 2013
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) opens the nomination process for The Zelda Fichandler Award on July 11, 2013. This award presents an unrestricted grant of $5000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the national arts landscape through theatre work in a region. In 2013, the award will honor achievement in the Central region, comprised of Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Nominations will be accepted from all sources through August 15, 2012. Nominators need not be SDC Members. Late nominations and self-nominations will not be accepted. A short nomination form is available at www.SDCweb.org (see Fichandler Award under Foundation). In October, a selection committee of professional directors and choreographers will select The Zelda Fichandler Award Recipient from nominated artists. The Award will be presented on November 4, 2013, at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Please direct any questions to Ellen Rusconi@SDCFPrograms@SDCweb.org.
1501 Broadway | Suite 1701 | New York NY 10036 | PH: 212.391.1070 | F:212.302.6195 | SDCweb.org
Alligator Juniper National Writing Contest
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Alligator Juniper is accepting submissions of contemporary poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and black & white photography.
Click here to learn more.
PostNatural Conference, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
Location: Notre Dame, IN
Conference Dates: October 3-6, 2013
Click here to learn more.
Poets and Writers Magazine
The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…
The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing and Life (Grand Central Publishing, 2011) by Marion Roach Smith
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