Arts Education October 30 2013


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October 30, 2013
Greetings,  
Below you will find news, information and resources for arts educators and advocates of arts education throughout the state of Montana.  Follow links to the information below by clicking on anything underlined.
In addition to the arts education news that reaches your inbox through this newsletter, there are also two other ways to connect with MAC’s arts education programs: 
  
1) follow our Arts Education blog.
  
2) follow me on Twitter @BigSkyArtsEd. 
  
Of course, you can always contact me the old-fashioned way by sending me an email or calling me.  I welcome all your feedback, comments and ideas. 
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This newsletter is a place to share information, announcements and great stories about arts education programs happening in Montana.  If you have an exhibition of student work coming up (see example below, sent to me by MAC Roster Artist David Spear), want us to showcase an amazing artist residency you are doing at your school, or want to let the public know about a special workshop your organization is offering for youth or life-long learners, please let us know.  Send your notices to ekohring@mt.gov  and we’ll be sure to include it.
Zootown Arts to Feature Pablo Photography Students
Pablo students will exhibit their photographic work at Zootown Arts in Missoula during the month of November, with an opening reception on Friday, November 8 from 5:30-8:30 pm.  The students showcasing their photographs are part of Our Community Record, a collaborative project between photographer David J. Spear and Two Eagle River School, a Tribal high school in Pablo serving Native American students living on the Flathead Reservation. This program is funded in part by an Artist in Schools and Communities grant from the Montana Arts Council. 
Poetry Out Loud –Last Call for High Schools!
 
 
Last opportunity to enroll your high school students in this wonderful program!  Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Poetry Foundation and the Montana Arts Council. The program encourages high school students to memorize and perform great poems.  For more information contact State Coordinator Margaret Belisle at marbelisle@aol.com and she will help you enroll your school.  Deadline is October 31.
Opportunities
 
The award recipient must formally declared the intent to study and apply economics in their pursuit of higher education and a professional career. The scholarship is open to both recent high school graduates and current college undergraduates who are majoring in economics and/or the arts. Applications must be received by November 15, 2013.
The NABE Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) is awarding its sixth annual Americans for the Arts scholarship to encourage the integration of the arts into the economic education process. We believe that good economic strategy is inherently dependent on our ability to come up with out-of-the box solutions to the challenges that we now face. Our hope is that we enable those with the gift of creative problem solving to further the profession of economics through their unique understanding of the world. The amount of the award is $5,000.
  
FOR TEENS: 2014 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS
Deadline: December 15, 2013-January 15, 2014. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers invites teens in grades 7-12 to submit work in one of 28 categories for a chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists. Student submissions are judged on the regional level. The top winning works are then presented to national panels to determine which will receive the highest honors.
TYA/USA will host a webinar on “Engaging Children as Part of the Creative Process” on Friday, November 15 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am MST.  This webinar invites playwrights and theatre makers to ponder different ways youth can be invited into their developments processes.   Register in advance on their website. 
As educators work to help students meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics, many arts education advocates are making the case that the arts can be a valuable partner. For example, some teachers are seizing on works of art as “text” to be the subject of a close reading, much like a novel or essay, as called for in the new English standards. This webinar features two experts who discuss the potential of arts integration with the common core and provide practical examples of how to put the concept into practice.
The webinar is Tuesday, December 3 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MST.  Pre-register by clicking the link above. 
  
VANS Custom Culture Grants are available to public high schools serving grades 9-12 that have allowed arts education to thrive in their school community. The grants are intended to encourage the inclusion of the arts as an integral component of an excellent education, and to support activities that are consistent with local and national learning standards for arts education. Ten (10) schools across the country will each receive a $2,000 grant to support their work in providing high-quality music and/or visual arts instruction for students. Apply here by November 15, 2013.
  
Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together 120 of the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Following a two-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians, these remarkable teenagers embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world and serve as dynamic musical ambassadors.
In 2013-NYO-USA’s inaugural season-the ensemble traveled to Washington, DC, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London for performances with famed maestro Valery Gergiev and renowned violinist Joshua Bell. Summer 2014 will feature a coast-to-coast US tour with dynamic conductor David Robertson and virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham. Applications are now being accepted for NYO-USA’s 2014 season.
Guidelines and application materials are now available for Our Town, the National Endowment for the Arts’ primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000. The Our Town is January 13, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET.
Cool Resource of the Week
From the Music Center of LA, an absolutely amazing online resource for educators with lesson plans and curriculum materials for dance, music and theater.  Outstanding and absolutely free!   
Advocacy
Download the Arts Education Partnership’s brochure-length guide, and discover 3 concrete actions-supported by low-cost or no-cost strategies-school principals can take to increase arts education in their schools.
Blogs and Articles of Interest for Arts Educators
From my Arts Education blog.  Students need to learn the latest technology, but can an iPad replace a really great teacher, especially one who embraces arts learning?
Got seniors?  For any student with an interest in pursuing undergraduate or graduate study in theater, dance, music, or the visual arts, this ArtsBridge blog has a wonderful month-by-month timeline for college prep.
This article generated a lot of controversy, as well as a rebuttal.  An interesting read! 
  
Research advancing the cause for putting the arts in STEM education, making it STEAM instead.
Forward-thinking arts education organizations are
embracing technology to enhance arts learning and increase student engagement.
An interesting read that argues their IS value in all those video games our kids play, and also makes a connection to the value of learning in the arts. 
Nice blog post about why we should stop devaluing a very vital and legitimate art form. 
How some museums are making efforts to make sure people with disabilities can fully access and experience their exhibits.
Job Opportunities
  
The Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture in Bozeman is seeking a Curator of Exhibits and Education.  Review begins November 15, 2013.  A full position description can be found here.
 
  
The Montana Arts Council is the agency of state government established to develop the creative potential of all Montanans, advance education, spur economic vibrancy and revitalize communities through involvement in the arts.
  
Sincerely,
  
  
Emily Kohring
Director of Arts Education
Montana Arts Council
ekohring@mt.gov / (406) 444-6522
  
  
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Montana Arts Council | 830 North Warren St | PO Box 202201 | Helena | MT | 59620-2201
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Arts Education October 30 2013

Arts Education October 18 2013


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October 18, 2013
Greetings, 
This marks my first newsletter as Director of Arts Education at the Montana Arts Council.  I hope you enjoy our new format!  In addition to the arts education news that reaches your inbox through this newsletter, there are also two other ways to connect with MAC’s arts education programs: 
  
1) follow our Arts Education blog.
  
2) follow me on Twitter @BigSkyArtsEd. 
  
Of course, you can always contact me the old-fashioned way by sending me an email or calling me.  I welcome all your feedback, comments and ideas. 
Poetry Out Loud
Now is the time!  Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Poetry Foundation and the Montana Arts Council. The program encourages high school students to memorize and perform great poems.  For more information contact State Coordinator Margaret Belisle at marbelisle@aol.com and she will help you enroll your school.  Deadline is October 31.
National Core Arts Standards for High School
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) launched a public review of the draft high school standards for Music, Visual Art, Theater, Dance and Media Arts on September 30.   Any interested person from all 50 states may review standards in their discipline area and offer feedback to NCCAS.  A great opportunity for arts specialists, classroom teachers, teaching artists and arts education advocates in Montana to make their voice heard.  The National Core Arts Standards will be rolled out this spring, and adoption by each state is voluntary. 
In the News
The Art Mobile of Montana recently made a stop at Arrowhead School in Paradise Valley.  The Montana Arts Council is proud to support this program that brings learning about the visual arts to students across Montana.  Read about it in the Livingston Enterprise.
Opportunities
VANS Custom Culture Grants are available to public high schools serving grades 9-12 that have allowed arts education to thrive in their school community. The grants are intended to encourage the inclusion of the arts as an integral component of an excellent education, and to support activities that are consistent with local and national learning standards for arts education. Ten (10) schools across the country will each receive a $2,000 grant to support their work in providing high-quality music and/or visual arts instruction for students. Apply here by November 15, 2013.
  
Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together 120 of the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Following a two-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians, these remarkable teenagers embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world and serve as dynamic musical ambassadors.
In 2013-NYO-USA’s inaugural season-the ensemble traveled to Washington, DC, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London for performances with famed maestro Valery Gergiev and renowned violinist Joshua Bell. Summer 2014 will feature a coast-to-coast US tour with dynamic conductor David Robertson and virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham. Applications are now being accepted for NYO-USA’s 2014 season.
The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network and National School Boards Association Award is open for nominations. The winning school board receives a plaque, along with a cash award of $10,000 for arts education programs. Since 1989, this annual award has been presented to a school board that has demonstrated support for and commitment to high-quality arts education. This national award recognizes districts that have included four artistic disciplines-visual arts, music, theater, and dance-in their programs. The nomination deadline is November 1, 2013.
Guidelines and application materials are now available for Our Town, the National Endowment for the Arts’ primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000. The Our Town is January 13, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET.
Cool Resource of the Week
Amazing website for visual arts teachers and teaching artists, from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Advocacy
Principal Carolyn McKnight of East Los Angeles Performing Arts School talks to NBC News about how studying the arts is creating future leaders in her school:
Blogs and Articles of Interest for Arts Educators
Interesting article about schools integrating arts learning and STEM learning.    
  
A cool idea, especially for rural schools and districts.
  
Common Core may offer opportunities for arts specialists to partner with academic teachers for thematic units. 
  
Not specifically arts-related, but what could be better than the arts to start a “joy revolution” in schools?
  
Condaleeza Rice, Alan Greenspan, Woody Allen–many successful people studied music at an early age. 
The Montana Arts Council is the agency of state government established to develop the creative potential of all Montanans, advance education, spur economic vibrancy and revitalize communities through involvement in the arts.
  
Sincerely,
  
  
Emily Kohring
Director of Arts Education
Montana Arts Council
ekohring@mt.gov / (406) 444-6522
  
  
Arts Education October 18 2013

Public Artists October 18 2013


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 Dear Public Artist, 
Greetings and welcome to what hopefully will evolve into more than a new look.  I hope the updated e-newsletter format will be easier to navigate. Offer me some patience please as we explore and figure out this new territory.  I offer my thanks to staffer KarenDe and our great intern Czelsi Kozak, who is finishing up at University of Montana in the arts.  Below you will find our usual features. You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to those features in the sidebaradjoining.  
Best regards, Kim
General Interest
View From a Landing KBH 2013
Missoula Art Museum 42th Annual Benefit
The 2014 art auction will be MAM’s 42nd annual benefit, a testament to the strength, diversity and commitment of our artist community in Missoula and throughout Montana. MAM is honored by the community support it receives and is proud to have supported over 250 local and regional artists in the past exhibition year.
Please consider supporting another year of diverse contemporary art exhibitions and special events by submitting to the 42nd Benefit Art Auction. Follow the link below to the submission page to find the full Auction Prospectus. In it are details including submission requirements, important dates, and benefits to participating artists.
Important Dates:
* October 20, 2013 (midnight Sunday)
:  Submission Deadline
* November 18:  Notification of jury results sent via email 
* December 27:  Last Day to deliver artwork
* January 3 – 29, 2014:  Exhibition dates
* February 1, 2014:  42nd Benefit Art Auction and dinner      at The University of Montana’s UC Ballroom
 
VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM 
I am sending your arts organization an application for our Visting Artist Program here at the College of Western Idaho in Nampa, Idaho. We are pleased to offer this unique experience to our students and community and hope that you will help us publicize this opportunity!
Brenda Fisher
Department Chair, Visual and Performing Arts
College of Western Idaho
P.O. Box 3010
Nampa, Idaho 83653
   
Food for Thought
“Undulations”
KBH 2012
ArtPrize entry removed after fallout from Calder Foundation
By Jamie Wetherbe
October 1, 2013, 4:28 p.m.
A Michigan artist on Wednesday removed a controversial artwork connected to an Alexander Calder public sculpture following pressure from local residents and the broader art world.
Screen printer David Dodde worked with a curator to recast Calder’s large steel sculpture, “La Grande Vitesse,” with a garden theme as part of ArtPrize, the annual art exhibition and competition in Grand Rapids, Mich., that runs through Sunday. Titled “Fleurs et Riviere,” a homage to Calder’s time in France, the piece affixed magnetic flowers, many hand-cut, to the 40-foot-high arches of the sculpture, in an attempt to add “whimsy.” The city approved the installation, but last week said it would be decommissioned following criticism from locals and the New York-based Alexander Calder Foundation, which also received complaints.
For More>>LA Times Story
Ask the Art Professor: Six Ways to Confront Artist’s Block 
   
“View From a Landing”
KBH 2013
Living and Sustaining a Creative Life:
Essays by 40 Working Artists

Edited by Sharon Louden
Published by Intellect Books
Distributed by University of Chicago Press

In this day and age, as art has become more and more of a commodity, many students graduating from art school believe that they will immediately make a living as an artist by obtaining gallery representation. One of the goals of this book is to dispel the belief that there is only one way to chart a path into a creative and sustainable life as an artist. This collection of essays is intended to show the reality of how artists — from the unknown to the established — juggle their creative lives with the everyday needs of making a living. They share with us in their own words how they are creative inside and outside the studio, both on a day-to-day basis and over the long haul.

Making art and participating in the art world over a lifetime is a challenge, and we can all learn from each other along the way. I am proud and honored to bring these heartfelt stories to the larger public.

The book includes a forward by Carter Foster, curator of drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art, a conclusion by Ed Winkleman, of Winkleman Gallery, and Bill Carroll, Director of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program. To pre-order this book, please visit the University Chicago Press website.  Univ of Chicago Press.  View the Intellect Books press release.  Also,  Sharon Louden in conversation with Brian Young at ‘bmore art,’ Baltimore’s Contemporary Art Authority, September 13, 2013

   
Access to Art Collections: 
The Smithsonian Institute’s Director Wayne Clough just issued a free downloadable book:
It is a survey of institutions’ efforts to provide collection access through technology.
From the site:  (technology will)… radically alter our existing institutions, make access to their embedded knowledge widely available, and enable learning and research anytime, anywhere.
  AND
Some interesting news from the Visual Resources Association. The Library of Congress, our national library, accepts well-archived collections of images. You can view the catalog and download images for Powerpoints and education use freely at:
  See the catalog here   A quick search of ‘public art’ and recent dates reveal records of catalogs by Larry Kirkland and Jaume Plensa, among many others.

Has anyone in public art administration, collection management or publishing contributed digital collection images to LC?
Helen Lessick
Web Resources for Art in Public
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Thanks to VRA for forwarding this announcement:

WorldImages, a well regarded database providing access to the California State University IMAGE Project, has been selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its historic collection of Internet materials.

WorldImages contains approximately 100,000 images, is global in coverage, and includes all areas of visual imagery, an appropriate resource of copyright cleared-images for many disciplines from art to the beginning zoology.  The images are organized into over 900 portfolios that appear alphabetically in the Portfolio List. Using new techniques of Embedded Metadata, information about the images is included in the images themselves as well as in the database which can be searched by a variety of techniques. Selected images can be downloaded in batches, which makes it easy to gather the images that one needs for a presentation.  The resolution of the web images is appropriate for Powerpoint presentations, These are available at no cost to users but higher resolution is available for publication for a fee.

Advocacy
“Undulations”
KHB 2012
NEA, SMITHSONIAN OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Read More
After 16 days of operating with shoe-string staffing, all federal agencies are finally able to welcome the return of employees and visitors-at least until January 15 when the current Continuing Resolution funding the federal government will expire. At the National Endowment for the Arts, less than 10 of the NEA’s 156 employees have been able to report to work since the start of the fiscal year. The massive staff reduction cut off communication to the 50 state arts agencies, leaving grant project requests unanswered and unprocessed. The Smithsonian and National Gallery’s doors closed, impacting the health of our economy, cultural tourism, and access to the arts. Numerous reporting is now assessing and tallying these needless impacts; Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services pegged the shutdown taking $24 billion in total out of the economy, impacting our nation’s valuable art galleries, museums, zoos, and more. Deep policy and political divides still remain, and any budgetary progress and final fiscal year funding levels for the NEA and other agencies and programs remains uncertain and subject to change. For further information, please contact Director of Federal Affairs Kate Ostrander atkostrander@artsusa.org.
JOBS
Request for Qualifications. 
Art in Public Places Project Managers – Request for Qualifications for Two Open Positions
We invite arts professionals living in the United States to submit qualifications to facilitate Percent for Art Projects on the UNT campus in Denton, Texas. Two positions are open. One position will facilitate four commissioned artworks for the UNT Student Union. One position will facilitate seven individual percent for art projects at different locations on campus. Please see the link below to review the full RFQ, including instructions for submitting applications.
Tracee W. Robertson, Director
University of North Texas Art Galleries
Co-Chair, UNT Art in Public Places Program
1155 Union Circle #305100
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-369-8914
gallery.unt.edu
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines.
Calls for ART
“View From a Landing” KBH 2013
Call for Submissions, Mesa Art Center
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: October 25, 2013 at 5:00pm MST  Accepting proposals for spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity, specifically for outdoor performances and installations.
Click here to learn more.CLICK HERE for more
Ballou Call to Artists — Washington D.C.
Dept. of General Services
DGS Call WDC
10.8.13 
Opening Date:
October 8, 2013
Closing Date:
October 30, 2013 
  
Asheville, NC + 51 Biltmore
The City of Asheville is requesting qualifications for a permanent exterior public art feature above the public parking garage exit at the North side of the Aloft Hotel. This project is intended to enhance the sense of local identity in downtown Asheville, as well as compliment the architecture of the Aloft Hotel.
Eligibility: Open to artists, architects and design professionals nationwide.
Deadline: October 30, 2013
Budget: $25,000
Information: ashevillenc.gov: Guidelines 
or email Basil Punsalan:
Deadline: Friday, November 8, 2013
Memphis, TN – Broad Avenue Water Tower Public Art REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Budget:   $70,000. Finalists will receive $1,000 honoraria for proposal development.
Eligibility: Artists currently living in the United States of America The Binghampton Development Corporation, in partnership with the UrbanArt Commission, the Broad Avenue Arts District and Loeb Properties, are inviting artists/teams to apply for the Broad Avenue Water Tower Public Art Project, which will lead to the installation of a public piece on the water tower-transforming water tower into a work of public art. The water tower concept could include lighting or other innovative 2D or 3D concepts beyond a mural design. The Water Tower Public Art Project is part of a larger placemaking initiative that includes the transformation of the warehouse dock below the warehouse into a performing arts stage on weekends. The project is funded by a grant from ArtPlace America.
Contact: Siphne Sylve
ssylve@urbanartcommission.org or (901) 454-0474 x101
King County, WA + Lake to Sound Trail: Kit of Parts
     Currently in phased development and slated for completion in 2023, the Lake to Sound Trail (L2S) will link the shoreline of Lake Washington in Renton to the shoreline of Puget Sound in Des Moines, while passing through the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac and Burien. This 16-mile alignment will provide pedestrian and cycling access to recreational, residential, retail, and employment areas.
     4Culture and King County Parks are seeking an experienced artist or artist-led team to develop functional design elements as a “Kit of Parts” in an effort to improve connectivity, access and navigation to destinations within the five distinct municipalities along the L2S Trail while fostering a cohesive sense of identity for the corridor. It is not expected that the selected artist/team create these parts, but rather that they conceptualize and design prototypes for specific elements and/or select pre-manufactured components that can be used in conjunction with custom elements in various configurations along the entire passage.
Deadline: November 12, 2013, 5:00 PM PST  Eligibility: Open to professional artists and artist-led teams residing in the United States and Canada   Budget: up to $110,000   Information: Guidelines
  
Call For Artists:
Prospectus #226
New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute (NMBHI)
New Mexico Arts and New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute (NMBHI) seek an artist/artist team to create a site-specific commission project in NMBHI’s new Long Term Care Facility in Las Vegas New Mexico. Professional artists demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the project scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this opportunity. A total of $250,500 is available for the project inclusive of all costs, taxes and fees. New Mexico Arts uses the CaFÉ online application and selection process. There is no application fee for the project or to create an account in the system. Please note all materials must be submitted according to the specifications outlined on the CaFÉ website.  
Michelle Laflamme-Childs
Public Art Project Coordinator | New Mexico Arts
407 Galisteo St, Suite 270 | Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.827.6490 | 800.879.4278
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Las Vegas
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 11/25/13 at 11:59pm MST
Call for Sculpture:
Committee for Public Art in Central Montana, Lewistown, Montana
The newly-formed Committee for Public Art invites sculptors, who are at least 18-years of age and reside in Montana to apply for a public art commission or purchase.   This is our first sculptural project; it will be installed in a public space in Lewistown.  We seek a work inspired by the landscape, the wildlife, and recreational opportunities of our region. Artists must submit photos of an existing work ready-to-be-installed or sketches of a proposed new work.   Dimensions and materials, along with durability and maintenance information, a brief biography, and contact information including an email address must be offered. The total budget for this project is $4,000, including: artist’s design, labor and installation at the site.  A legal agreement will be signed covering payment, copyright, maintenance, and warranties.  Artists with questions should contact; lewistownpublicart@gmail.com.  Proposals should be mailed to P.O. Box 1004, Lewistown, MT 59457. Send S.A.S.E. for return of materials. 
Proposals must be received by November 15th, 2013.   
Seattle, WA + 23rd Avenue Improvements Projects (Central District)
This opportunity is intended for artists who are akin to working in community-engagement and streetscape environments. The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-specific artwork for the 23rd Avenue sidewalk and roadway improvement project. The selected artist will work with SDOT and SDOT consultants from design through construction of the new roadway and right-of-way structures.
Eligibility: Open to professional artists residing in the US.
Deadline: November 18, 2013, 11pm
Budget: $200,000
Information: Cafe Entry Website  or email Laura Becker: Laura.Becker@Seattle.gov
Metro is seeking five artists for Silver Line stations.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites artists to apply for public art commissions at 5 stations on the Metro Silver Line.
     The Metro Silver Line combines service on the dedicated busways along the 110 Freeway (Harbor Transitway) and Interstate 10 (El Monte Busway), with additional connecting stops through downtown Los Angeles.
Exciting art opportunities for the LA County + USC Medical Center Station, 37th St/USC Station, Slauson Station, Manchester Station, and the Rosecrans Station have been identified.
     The art opportunities vary among the stations and include integrated sculptural elements, powder-coated aluminum panels and banners using the ink sublimation process, and metal cutwork panels. Artists’ fees range from $20,000 to $95,000 for artists’ designs, engineering, fabrication and delivery.
     Please note eligibility includes artists who live and work in the United States with the exception of artists currently under contract for Metro stations, or who have completed a permanent Metro Art commission within the past 3 years. Artists must also have successfully completed at least three outdoor public art commissions with a minimum budget of $20,000 as the lead artist. Employees, contractors and members of transit authorities constructing rail and bus lines for Metro are ineligible.
     Deadline for submittals (delivery, not postmark!) is 5:00 pm PST on Monday, November 25th, 2013.
For complete details and information regarding submittal requirements, download the full Call to Artists found on the Metro website. Go to: Guidelines 
Click on the “Artist Opportunities/Events” tab.

Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
khurtle@mt.gov 
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Public Artists October 18 2013

Arts Organizations October 17 2014


Greetings from the Montana Arts Council!
Below you will find information on:
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·        CONFERENCES
·        FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
·        JOB OPPORTUNITIES
·        READING & RESEARCH
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State of the Arts
Montana artists can receive a free subscription to the Montana Arts Council’s State of the Arts newspaper by clicking the following link: http://art.mt.gov/resources/resources_soasubscribe.asp. Online and out-of-state hard-copies are also available.
WEBINARS
Free: Tour of GrantStation website – learn how it can help your fundraising efforts.
Wed October 23
Thurs October 31
Thurs November 14
Thurs November 21
Wed December 4
CONFERENCES
The Virtual Summit is a freeonline event that extends the National Innovation Summit for Arts & Culture. Take Part in 27 live-streamed talks on innovation in action from bold arts and culture leaders.
October 20-23
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Blackbaud’s Grantastic Giveaway: Win $500 for Your Organization! The easiest grant ever.
Deadline: monthly through 2012
The Japan Foundation is accepting proposals for projects to receive Performing Arts Japan touring and collaboration grants for fiscal 2014 – 2015.
Deadline: Monday October 21
Humanities Montana invite proposals that strengthen cooperative relationships among communities and cultural organizations, and enrich civic discourse among the state’s diverse cultures and across its geographical distances.
Deadline: Wednesday November 20 – Regular Grants (up to $5,000)
Deadline: Friday December 20 – Major Grants (over $5,000)
Deadline: at least four weeks prior to the supported program – Opportunity Grants (up to $1,000)
USArtists International 2014 Round II USArtists International provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles invited to perform at significant international festivals.
Deadline:  December 6
The Puffin Foundation’s 2014 grant cycle offers support to art organizations that may be excluded from mainstream opportunities due to race, gender, or social philosophy. Grants in the fields of Theater, Photography and Music range from $1,000 – $2,500.
Deadlines: requests for application forms: December 6; applications: December 27
USArtists International 2014 Round II USArtists International provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles invited to perform at significant international festivals.
Deadline:  December 6
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
The Center for the Arts, Jackson, Wyoming, is searching for a founding Presidentfor the newly created Center Fund.
The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center is offering competitive Internshipsfor Spring 2014.
Application submission deadline: October 18
At Musical America Worldwide’s Career Center job seekers can find jobs in performing arts, post an anonymous resume, or create an alert to be notified of new vacancies. 
  
READING & RESEARCH
Business/Marketing
GrantStation members and partners can increase attendance, sales, and membership by using Partner Depotto announce events or services in its newsletters or on its home page.
Barry’s Blog on helping arts organizations retire their debt and embrace adequate capitalization
Food for Thought
Museum 2.0 reviews the challenges of balancingcare for a “living museum” collection  with the artists-in-residence who constantly reinterpret it.
Doug Borwick considers the future of the arts in The Old Ball Game.  
Barry’s Blog on building demand for the arts, the Intersection of Creativity, Health and Aging and the role of the arts in the Common Core State Standards
Highlights from the NEA’s just-released 2012 survey of public participation in the arts: How a Nation Engages with Art.
And a call-to-action for museums from Reach Advisors in response to the NEA survey.
Fundraising
If you need nonprofit status NOW to get that grant funding, consider fiscal sponsorship with United Charitable Programs which allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under their exempt status.
How to Calculate Your Nonprofit’s Social Return on Investment (SROI)Grant-seeking competition has never been greater. Calculating your SROI can give you a competitive edge.
Nonprofit Storytelling for Crowdfunding & Online Fundraising. Nonprofit storytelling gets more donations!
Barry’s Blog on how clarifying your constituency can change your organization’s approach to grant making.
Nonprofit Guide to Email Engagementa free downloadable eGuide from Network for Good.
Leadership and Governance

The Artful Manager on negotiating: Positions, Interests, and Empathy 

Social Media
Free download: Social Marketing: Blueprint for Success in the Arts from Musical America Worldwide.
KarenDe Herman
Administrative Specialist
Montana Arts Council
406-444-4700
Arts Organizations October 17 2014

Artists October 16 2013


Dear Artists,
Below you will find several items of general interest and job opportunities, and resources followed by calls and opportunities for visual artists, performing artists and writers.
·        Call for Sculpture: Committee for Public Art in Central Montana -Lewistown, MT
·        Call for Submissions, The Mini Show, White Hills Gallery -Camp Verde, AZ
·        Call for Submissions, Yuma Fine Arts Association
·        Location: Yuma, AZ
·        Call to Artists, Georgia O’Keefe Museum – Santa Fe, N
·        Call to Artists, Office of Arts and Culture -Seattle, W
·        Calls For Artists-Prospectus #226-New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute (NMBHI)
·        Art Deadline List:
·        National Juried Exhibition: The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md:
·        Open Call For Art —  Corpus Christi, TX
·        38th Annual Sagebrush Rendezvous Charitable Art Show and Sale, Klamath Falls, OR
·        International Intensive Lab for Dancers & Choreographers
·        December 14 – 21, 2013
·        Latest Jobs On Musical America’s Career Center
·        Support for Japanese Performing Arts in the U.S. and Canada-Japan Foundation: Performing  
  Arts Japan
·        Call for Submissions, Mesa Art Center- Mesa, A
·        Superstition Review accepting submissions
·        Coal Hill Review, Call to Writers
·        Call to Writers: New Delta Review
·        Poets & Writers, Inc.- Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award
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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.
Best, Kim
Arts and Healthcare:
Bringing the Arts to Life
A Guide to the Arts and Long-Term Care
by Judy Rollins
From the Arizona Arts Commission Postings:
Professional Development, ArtBox Institute
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Registration Deadline: October 15, 2013
A nine-month professional development program for arts administrators and artists of any age, any medium, any stage of their career. All Arizona artists are eligible to participate.
Click here to learn more.

Residency, American Academy of Rome
Location: Rome, Italy
Deadline: November 1, 2013
This fellowship is awarded to emerging artists and scholars from any discipline, who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives.
Click here to learn more.

Grant, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s USArtists International Grant
Deadline: December 6, 2013
Grants are available to American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at significant international festivals anywhere in the world outside of the United States.
Click here to learn more.
The Smithsonian Institute’s Director Wayne Clough just issued a free downloadable book:
It is a survey of institutions’ efforts to provide collection access through technology.
From the site:  (technology will)… radically alter our existing institutions, make access to their embedded knowledge widely available, and enable learning and research anytime, anywhere.
For artists and institutions alike!
Provided by a public art colleague: Helen Lessick

 

For job opportunities in many artistic disciplines see: Latest Jobs on Musical America’s Career Center – Jobs <>
Call for Sculpture:
Committee for Public Art in Central Montana, Lewistown, Montana
The newly-formed Committee for Public Art invites sculptors, who are at least 18-years of age and reside in Montana to apply for a public art commission or purchase.   This is our first sculptural project; it will be installed in a public space in Lewistown.  We seek a work inspired by the landscape, the wildlife, and recreational opportunities of our region. Artists must submit photos of an existing work ready-to-be-installed or sketches of a proposed new work.   Dimensions and materials, along with durability and maintenance information, a brief biography, and contact information including an email address must be offered. The total budget for this project is $4,000, including: artist’s design, labor and installation at the site.  A legal agreement will be signed covering payment, copyright, maintenance, and warranties.  Artists with questions should contactlewistownpublicart@gmail.com.  Proposals should be mailed to P.O. Box 1004, Lewistown, MT 59457. Send S.A.S.E. for return of materials. 
Proposals must be received by November 15th, 2013.  
  
Arizona Commission on the Arts Postings:
Call for Submissions, The Mini Show, White Hills Gallery
Location: Camp Verde, AZ
Deadline: October 25, 2013
Accepting artwork submissions. Maximum dimensions are 12” x 12”.
Click here to learn more.
http://www.whitehillsgallery.com/call-for-artists.html

Call for Submissions, Yuma Fine Arts Association
Location: Yuma, AZ
Deadline: November 1, 2013
Accepting submissions for juried “Artists’ Open” exhibit.
Click here to learn more.

Call to Artists, Georgia O’Keefe Museum
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Deadline: November 14, 2013
The Museum invites all levels of photographers to submit their favorite images of landscapes for a chance to win prizes.
Click here to learn more.

Call to Artists, Office of Arts and Culture
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline: 11pm., Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Accepting artists for two artist rosters, who will be pre-qualified for future city arts projects.
Click here to learn more.

Calls for Artists
Prospectus #226
New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute (NMBHI)
New Mexico Arts and New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute (NMBHI) seek an artist/artist team to create a site-specific commission project in NMBHI’s new Long Term Care Facility in Las Vegas New Mexico. Professional artists demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the project scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this opportunity. A total of $250,500 is available for the project inclusive of all costs, taxes and fees.
New Mexico Arts uses the CaFÉ online application and selection process. There is no application fee for the project or to create an account in the system. Please note all materials must be submitted according to the specifications outlined on the CaFÉ website
The call is open now through 11/25/2013 at 11:59pm MST.
For more info, or to submit your qualifications:  https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1508
Michelle Laflamme-Childs
Public Art Project Coordinator | New Mexico Arts
407 Galisteo St, Suite 270 | Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.827.6490 | 800.879.4278
Deadline: November 25, 2013
Art Deadline List:
National Juried Exhibition: The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD:
May 28-June 15, 2014
Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space. Accepting entries in all media. $2,000 Cash awards. Juror: Domenic Iacono, Director, Syracuse University Art Galleries. Entry cost: $40 for up to three JPEGS. Submission deadline: January 31, 2014. To read the Less is More exhibition prospectus: themitchellgallery.org/prospectus.php

Open Call For Art —  Corpus Christi, TX
An Artist’s style and expression captures that tantalizing moment when art opens the heart and allows one to share something special with the world.
The creative art of one Artist, which captures the essence of the Festival of the Arts, an annual artistic and cultural event, and expressive as a visual commentary relating to the diversity of art presented during the annual event on the Corpus Christi Bay, will be selected and showcased for the 2014 FESTIVAL of the ARTS.
http://www.ccfestivalarts.org/call-for-art.html   and SEE ATTACHMENT
38th Annual Sagebrush Rendezvous Charitable Art Show and Sale, Klamath Falls, OR
Attached is a letter to the artists and the shows application, to be juried into the January 25 & 26, 2014 art show that is being held in Klamath Falls, Oregon at the Running Y Resort hosted by the Klamath Falls Exchange Club.  There will be cheese, wine and beer tasting both days, as well.    I think the application will answer the majority of any questions you might have.
The show has raised over $360,000 for a number of charities over the years, some of the recipients have been the American Cancer Society (Relay for Life), Klamath Hospice, Special Olympics, Jr. Achievement, Friends of the Children and several other worthy charities. 
The historical theme has been Western and Wildlife, but, we have continued to add other forms of art work over the past several years.  If you wish to see some of the photos of the show from prior years you can go to www.exchangeclubofkf.comand select the Sagebrush Rendezvous tab and the recent years photos. 
SALES:  All art exhibited will be subject to sale.  The Exchange Club of Klamath Falls will retain 35% of the selling price. Sales over the past 33 years have varied from $5 to over $3,000 with an average of around $250.
DEADLINE of December 5th2013.    SEE ATTACHMENTS
  
International Intensive Lab for Dancers & Choreographers
December 14 – 21, 2013
Participants will research the connection between voice and dance, word and physical action, explore performer’s physicality as the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette, gain helpful practical tools and valuable tips for creating contemporary professional productions in limited rehearsal time.
There are several scholarships available for professional dancers and choreographers.
Programme details and application guidelines:
http://www.iugte.com/projects/labfordancers
See what is offered at: Latest Jobs On Musical America’s Career Center for more opportunities like these:
Senior Director of Development for the College of Music
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
 Executive Director
Folk Alliance International
Kansas City, Missouri
  
Support for Japanese Performing Arts in the U.S. and Canada
Japan Foundation: Performing Arts Japan
The mission of the Japan Foundation is to establish international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The Foundation’s Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) program is designed to promote Japanese performing arts in North America. PAJ supports initiatives created by U.S. and Canadian nonprofit organizations to provide geographically diverse audiences with greater exposure to Japanese performing arts, as well as encouraging collaborations between Japanese and North American artists. The PAJ Touring Grants assist in the presentation of Japanese performing arts in the U.S. and Canada, emphasizing locations outside major metropolitan areas. The PAJ Collaboration Grants allow Japanese and American/Canadian artists to create new works that will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American/Canadian audiences. The application deadline is October 21, 2013. Visit the Japan Foundation website to download the PAJ funding guidelines.

Call for Submissions, Mesa Art Center
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: October 25, 2013 at 5:00pm MST
Accepting proposals for spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity, specifically for outdoor performances and installations.
Click here to learn more.

 

Superstition Review is an online literary and arts magazine at Arizona State University. We will be accepting submissions until October 31 for our Issue 12 which will be published December 6.
Superstition Review is published twice yearly. We only accept submissions during our two reading periods in fall (September and October) and spring (January and February). We welcome submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art.
No previously published works are accepted.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please alert Superstition Review to a piece’s potential publication elsewhere.
Superstition Review acquires one-time rights. All rights subsequently revert to author.
Submit up to 4 images, digital versions of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi).
Put all images in one submission. We will not accept multiple submissions.
Please include a 100-word bio highlighting literary, academic, and artistic achievements.
If your work is accepted we will request a high quality headshot photo of at least 300 dpi.
For further information, please visit our website at http://www.superstitionreview.com or email us at superstition.review@gmail.com
Meredith Minne
Art Editor
Superstition Review
From the Arizona Arts Commission Newsletter Postings:
Coal Hill Review, Call to Writers
Deadline: November 1, 2013
Accepting submissions for their Chapbook Competition contest open to all poets writing in English.
Click here to learn more.
Call to Writers: New Delta Review
Deadline: Ongoing
Accepting submissions for a short fiction contest.
Click here to learn more.

Poets & Writers, Inc.

Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award – ALABAMA is this year’s state.  Check back next year for updates.  kbh
Website:
E-mail address:
Two prizes of $500 each are awarded annually to a poet and a fiction writer from a select state. Each winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to give a reading and meet with writers, editors, publishers, and agents, as well as a one-month residency at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Wyoming. The 2012 contest is open to residents of Alaska. Afaa Michael Weaver will judge in poetry, and Ann Napolitano will judge in fiction. Poets and fiction writers who have published no more than one full-length book in the genre in which they are applying are eligible. Submit five copies of up to 10 pages of poetry or 25 pages of fiction by December 15. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Poets & Writers, Inc., Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004-2205. Bonnie Rose Marcus, Contact.
Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2013.  
Items included in our e-Newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.  Montana Arts Council is not responsible for content viewable via links.

Artists October 16 2013

Alone against the Odds across Glacier’s Snow-clad Peaks


Hello to all our friends in the Montana media!
Farcountry Press is excited to announce our distribution of Richard Layne’s new adventure narrative, Inaccessible! Inaccessiblefollows Layne, a lone traveler, into one of the most inhospitable areas of North America, in winter conditions, as he attempts to do what has never been done – gain entry into Hole in the Wall, a high cirque in the remote Livingston Range of Glacier National Park.
Our press release is included, below. We know you and your readers will love this book. Feel free to contact me for a digital press kit, complimentary review copy, or if you are interested contacting the author for an interview.
Alone against the Odds across Glacier’s Snow-clad Peaks
Taut with suspense and life-or-death action, Inaccessible ($19.95 softcover, $27.95 hardcover, Sweetgrass Books, 2013) follows author Richard Layne on four solo treks into Glacier’s backcountry in near-lethal winter conditions.
“Nobody goes into the backcountry of Glacier National Park in winter,” Layne says. “It’s not a safe place to be. So no one had ever entered Hole in the Wall in winter conditions. The Park Service said it couldn’t be done.”
Layne explains that Hole in the Wall is a remote, high cirque in the park’s northwest corner guarded on all sides by sheer cliffs and avalanche chutes.
“Hole in the Wall is a worthy destination on its own,” Layne says, “but it’s also the keystone of my plan to complete a much longer trek following the Continental Divide 969 miles from Yellowstone to the US-Canada border—in winter.”
The stakes are high. Traveling solo, the 59-year-old Layne staggers under a 90-pound backpack through rotten snowpack, facing isolation, disastrous weather, and utter exhaustion.
“Each winter trip into the backcountry offers a hundred ways to die,” Layne says. “A single misplaced step can send me off a 600-foot cliff; storms can make travel impossible, leaving me stranded and running out of food; avalanches rain down the mountains above me, sweeping my route; and there’s the ever-present risk of hypothermia or just plain freezing to death.”
Despite the risks, which also include hungry grizzly bears fresh from their dens and lake crossings over questionable ice, Layne rises to the challenge one step at a time in a tale that celebrates grit and courage as their own reward.
Clear, gripping prose and full-color photographs carry hardy mountaineers and armchair adventurers alike into Layne’s world of snow, solitude, and cold-sweat fear.
“I’m alone when I go into the mountains,” says Layne. “But in telling these stories, my goal is to bring the reader with me, right into the teeth of the storm, right to the edge of the precipice.”
About the Author/Photographer
Richard Layne was born at home in Arkansas, on the edge of a cotton field where his father was a sharecropper. He grew up in western Montana with much of his time spent outdoors. A Vietnam veteran, he spent several years in the U.S. Army. An avid outdoorsman with decades of backcountry experience, Richard travels in Montana’s wildlands, including Glacier National Park, primarily during winter and most often alone. Some of his trips have been noted in newspapers, magazines, and on radio and television.
About Farcountry Press
Celebrating more than 30 years in business, award-winning publisher Farcountry Press specializes in softcover and hardcover color photography books showcasing the nation’s cities, states, national parks, and wildlife. Farcountry also publishes several popular children’s series, guidebooks, cookbooks, and regional history titles nationwide. Farcountry also distributes books for several publishers, including Northern Rockies Publishing, University Pride Publishing, and Sweetgrass Books, Farcountry’s custom-publishing division. Farcountry publishes more than 50 books annually; the backlist has grown to more than 300 titles. www.farcountrypress.com, 800.821.3874

Alone against the Odds across Glacier’s Snow-clad Peaks