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The National Endowment for the Arts Announces Expansion of Creative Arts Therapy Program
Program Will Replicate Successful Walter Reed Art Therapy Treatments
Mask-making therapy will be one of the treatment activities for military patients with traumatic brain injury and psychological health issues at the Fort Belvoir NICoE satellite. Photo courtesy of NICoE
November 7, 2013
Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts announces the expansion of its landmark arts partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense to bring art therapy to military patients at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital’s satellite center of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Fairfax County, Virginia.
The NEA will support a three-month pilot program at the new NICoE satellite dubbed “Intrepid Spirit One,” in which a creative arts therapist will conduct visual arts therapy and therapeutic writing activities with wounded warriors diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions. Belvoir Hospital’s NICoE satellite center is the first of nine satellite treatment centers nationwide that are based on the original NICoE, a state-of-the-art research and treatment center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to advance the nation’s understanding and treatment of military patients with these invisible wounds.
New grant cycle for Our Nation’s Spaces
First Peoples Fund
Ford Foundation Diverse Arts Spaces grantees are eligible to apply for grants of up to $20,000 through Our Nation’s Spaces. Applications are being accepted through December 15. See if your organization can apply right now First People’s Fund Grants: See if your organization qualifies.
The Helena College / U of M ready to ready to launch the class. The Arts in Today’s Economy & Society. The credited class will be offered to continuing education students as well as current undergraduates in the economic, small business administration, and really any other degree program (but with an emphasis on the business students). The class is limited to 24 students. The class starts January 21, 6-9 p.m. and runs every Tuesday until the end of March along with two Saturdays in the semester. The class, it is ideally targeted to be a required course for business majors which would really enlighten them about the arts as they go into the community.
National Center for Creative Aging Offers Grant
To Receive $5,000 For Your Organization!
The NCCA-MetLife Foundation Technical Assistance Grant provides monetary support to develop an arts and aging program in three areas: Lifelong Learning, Health and Wellness, and Community Engagement. Each grant in the amount of $5,000 will support:
Mentorship: Your site will bring one of the NCCA-MetLife Foundation Leadership Award Winners to provide onsite technical assistance. Leadership Award Winners were chosen in the categories of: Lifelong Learning, Health and Wellness, or Community Engagement. The Leadership Award Winner will mentor senior staff and will help train staff, partnering organizations, and community members in developing an arts program in their setting.
Best Practice Forum: A half-day forum bringing together programs, organizations, individuals and community partners dedicated to arts, education, health, social work, and aging in the community.
In order to apply, an organization must:
* Hold independent 501(c)3 federal tax exempt status. Organizations operating under the fiscal sponsorship of another agency are not eligible.
* Have an annual organizational budget of at least $150,000.
* Be a current NCCA Organizational Member.
The program does not fund:
* Private Sector Organization
Organizations selected must demonstrate the capacity to develop an arts and aging program in their setting with sustainability of the program as a goal.
Competitive applications will demonstrate:
* Rationale or need for this arts program
* Application is clear and sets realistic goals
* Organization and staff are prepared for consultancy
* Organization has the capacity to move the project forward
* Organizational Budgets include program budget and all related operational income and expense.
Food for Thought
The Cost of Being an Artist
New York Times: Room for Debate
Artist and musician David Byrne recently wrotethat the cultural life of New York City had been “usurped by the top 1 percent,” implying that our society’s emphasis on the bottom line has compromised our humanist sensibilities.
With soaring housing and health care costs, and a culture that seems more interested in financial stability than creative expression, has it become too expensive to pursue the arts in this country?
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Inviting all Artists
Intermountain Opera Bozeman’s Second Annual Poster Contest – $1,000 prize
We are excited to launch this year’s competition and invite atrtists to submit art work depicting Rossini’s La Cenerentola.
This version of the Cinderella myth has no pumpkin, no glass slipper, and in place of the fairy godmother there is a wise old philosopher who wants his handsome prince to marry not just the fairest of them all but also the best and the kindest. The magical enchantment in the miraculous score marries high comedy and heartfelt emotion.
With a deadline of February 3, 2014, we want to give all artists sufficient time to prepare their finest work. The winning submission will be used in marketing and as the poster for La Cenerentola.
For more information on the contest, specifics of submissions and the application please see our website click here.
2014 BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
INTERNATIONAL PITCH SESSION OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Missoula, MT – The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce that the International Pitch Session-the high-powered culmination of the festival’s industry-inclusive Doc Shop-is now open for submissions for its 2014 event. Any and all documentary filmmakers are encouraged to submit projects, in any phase of production, to pitch in front of a live audience and a panel of commissioning editors comprised of industry heavyweights.
As part of a new Doc Shop partnership with the University of Montana, the International Pitch will be held on campus on Thursday, February 20th. The top 15 qualifying pitches will be heard by an audience of filmmakers, industry reps and students, and a panel of documentary funders and broadcasters that is currently being assembled. Past panels have included commissioning editors Shanida Scotland (BBC Storyville), Lizzie Kerner (CNN), Claire Aguilar (ITVS), Yancy Ford (POV) and Kristin Feeley (Sundance Doc Fund).
Participants can expect a rigorous critique of works-in-progress from the panel and, of course, the chance to prove a project’s worth to the very people who fund documentaries for a living. The application deadline is January 2, 2013. Interested filmmakers can find the details of pitch submissions at <http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/bsdff/docshop/>.
BSDFF’s Doc Shop is an industry-focused feature of the festival that offers documentary filmmakers opportunities for networking, discussion, and professional development. The schedule includes workshops, work-in-progress presentations, panels, and the annual Big Sky International Pitch session. Topics covered include production, funding, distribution, and everything in between. The Doc Shop brings filmmakers, industry decision-makers, and experts together in a dialogue about what matters most in the world of documentary film. The 2014 Doc Shop will take place February 17th – 20th, 2014, during the 2014 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
Big Sky Film Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The United States Mint and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) are pleased to announce a call for artists to participate in the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP). Established in 2003, the AIP serves to enrich and invigorate the nation’s coins and medals by commissioning designs from a select pool of outstanding artists. Interested artists are invited to submit applications for consideration. Application guidelines are posted on the NEA website with an initial deadline of January 10, 2014.
Opportunities from the New Mexico Arts Commission
Digital Media Arts
Literary Arts Multidisciplinary Arts
Pursue Art Skills Surrounded by Inspiring Landscape
WEST GLACIER, MONTANA-
Artists are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program at Glacier National Park.
The program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. The program seeks professional artists whose work is related to the park’s interpretative themes and supports the mission of the National Park Service.
The program provides an artist with uninterrupted time to pursue their work and the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach programs. Park housing is provided for a four-week session during the summer or fall season.
The artist is required to present several public programs during their residency. The programs must be related to their experience as the artist-in-residence and can be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances. Digital images of selected work produced as a part of the residency may be used in park publications, websites and presentations for education and outreach.
Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at https://www.callforentry.org The deadline to apply is January 30, 2014. For more information contact the park at 406-888-7800.
The City of Dublin
invites individual artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for several upcoming public art opportunities to create permanently installed artwork at the Emerald Glen Park Recreation and Aquatics Complex. There several artwork opportunities, including a Design Purchase for $10,000 and exterior artwork opportunities with a budget of $167,000. For a detailed “Call for Artist,” including project description and information on how to apply, visit Call for Qualifications
The deadline for applications is Friday, December 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM.
Heritage and Cultural Arts Manager
City of Dublin | 100 Civic Plaza | Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 556-4500 | (925) 833-6651 FAX
For more information about the City of Dublin and the Parks and Community Services Department,
please visit one of our websites…
www.Dublin.ca.gov | www.DublinRecGuide.com
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Calls for Performing Artists
Applications Open for American Music Abroad: Promoting Cultural Diplomacy Through Music
American Music Abroad (AMA), a cultural exchange program that uses music as a means to engage audiences worldwide, has opened the application round for the 2014-15 season. Bands and ensembles are encouraged to apply at Application. AMA is a partnership between American Voices and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The deadline for applications is January 6, 2014.
American Music Abroad is designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions and diverse culture to the global music scene. Each year, approximately ten ensembles are selected to embark on month-long, multi-country tours, where they will engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews.
For more information about the AMA audition process, see the following contact information:
U.S. Department of State ECA
CALL FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS
The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is looking for local and regional bands to perform at our 2014 Concerts in the Parks series. Concerts are held on Sunday afternoons,3 – 4 pm, City Park, in July and August. It is an outdoor venue with a covered pavilion for the performers. Sound system and technician is provided. In addition, concerts may be scheduled in a smaller park venue in downtown Edmonds during the week.
Please submit the following promotional materials:
- Letter of interest with name and contact information (phone, mailing address and email)
- Promotional material
- Music samples (CD’s should be clearly labeled)
Edmonds Arts Commission
700 Main Street
Edmonds, WA 98020
700 Main Street, Edmonds WA 98020
City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services. Please send all requested materials no later than January 6, 2014. Review begins in early January. Applicants will be contacted only if they are asked to be on the schedule.
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