Chamber Music America

Presenter Consortium for Jazz
Deadline: February 7, 2014
Grant Period: June 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015
Contact:  Jeanette Vuocolo, Program Director, CMA Jazz,
CMA provides support to consortiums of three U.S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. small jazz ensembles to perform at each presenter’s venue. Additional funding is available to each presenter that invites one of the 171 New Jazz Worksgrantee ensembles to perform its CMA-commissioned work
Supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development
Deadline: March 7, 2014
Grant Period: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017
Contact:  Jeanette Vuocolo, Program Director, CMA Jazz,
Through this program, CMA supports the creation and performance of new works by U.S. jazz ensembles, as well as activities that extend the life of the work.
Supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Classical Commissioning
Deadline: March 21, 2014
Grant Period: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017
Contact:  Susan Dadian, Program Director, CMA Classical Commissioning,
U.S. ensembles and presenters of classical, contemporary, and world music apply to this program for support to commission and perform new chamber works by American composers. Works may represent any of the musical styles associated with contemporary classical music.
Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the CMA Commissioning Endowment Fund
Chamber Music America

Satisficing: How Overachievers Stay Sane and Avoid Burn-Out

Confession:  I am not, generally, fond of cutesy names…  On first look “satisficing” just seems like “spell-check nightmare” to me. 

But the concept is fantastic.  “Satisficing simply means to not obsess about trying to maximize every single task outcome and ROI.”

The lead-in reads: 

“One of the fastest paths to burnout is when brilliant people get so stuck on making everything they do AMAZING that all they have to show for their efforts is a string of sleepless nights, broken commitments, and work left undone. But life doesn’t have to be this way.”

 All of my Virgo-oriented, perfectionist friends and co-workers (you know who you are) should go read this over at 99u.

Satisficing: How Overachievers Stay Sane and Avoid Burn-Out

Satisficing: How Overachievers Stay Sane and Avoid Burn-Out

Sax 5th Avenue

First up (at 8:30 AM) was Sax 5th Avenue.  First of all… musicians… at 8:30 am.  You have to feel bad for them, right?

I confess we had already heard Rob on Thursday night so I thought I knew what was going on….  but the “Sax 5th Avenue” part of Saxophobia is 3 more players and a whole lotta style.

Super-fun stuff.  From their website:

““Saxophobia”, a who’s who of sax gone wild, offers your audience a glimpse at some of the most unusual saxophones ever manufactured and pays tribute to a handful of legendary jazz artists who contributed to the development of jazz and the popularity of the sax.   See a tiny curved sopranino, (smallest sax in the world), a six and one half foot tall contrabass (largest) and virtually everything in between including a straight tenor, C Melody, Grafton plastic alto, Conn-O-Sax, slide saxophone, bass sax, and an original 1880 Adolphe Sax made by the inventor himself.  Presented as a solo act or in a jazz format with piano, bass and drums, the show explores over a half century of classic jazz melodies associated with this warmly embraced and versatile musical instrument.  Who could forget Boot’s Randolph honking out “Yakety Sax”, the wispy tones of Plas Johnson playing the “Pink Panther Theme”, Charlie Parker carving out innovative bebop melodies such as “Scrapple From The Apple”, or the warm, breathy tone of Stan Getz’s classic “The Girl From Ipanema”.  Add a bit of Dexter Gordon, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Desmond, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and others and you’ve got an entertaining and historical performance which tells you everything you wanted to know about sax but were afraid to ask!

My small-set of would-be critics had only one complaint…. “Hey mama, where’s the BIG one??”  I had seen it on Thursday night and it is truly impressive.  I wish they could have seen the soprano sax and heard the “Under the Sea” performance from Thursday night as well.  They would have loved it.

Click here to read more….

Sax 5th Avenue


Just got back from the Montana Performing Arts Consortium’s annual booking conference in Fort Benton Montana.

Congrats to Executive Director, John Barsness for another wonder showcase and weekend.

We had a good time.  Staff retreat for website design on Thursday.  Oh my.  Then a performance by Rob Verdi, presented by Chouteau County Performing Arts.

If you don’t know it already…. please go read the story of Shep.  Loyalty, Friendship, Love & Patience.  Love Fort Benton.

I’ll try to tell you a bit more about the showcase artists during the next few weeks.

But before I go… a shout out to the caterers (Bomgardner Catering) for the most amazing conference food EVER and to the hotel (Grand Union Hotel) for the most amazing rooms (and beds) EVER!!!


Arts Education January 22, 2014

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January 22, 2014
Two great articles in the Billings Gazette this weekend celebrate the power of the arts in Montana:
First, an article about how artists and arts organizations are shaping the civic life and economic development of Montana communities.  Read it here.
Second, an article about a Billings arts program that is using media arts, poetry and theatre to help young Native Americans voice their thoughts and feelings about suicide among their peers.  Read it here.
Below you will find links to opportunities, resources, advocacy, research and articles of interest to arts educators and advocates.  Click on anything underlined and it will take you to the link. 
Don’t forget you can also follow the Big Sky Arts Education blog here and get daily news and information about arts learning from my Twitter feed @BigSkyArtsEd
 In the Spotlight:  VSA Montana
VSA Montana has been promoting the creative power of people with disabilities since 1979.   An affiliate of the national VSA organization based out of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, VSA Montana provides opportunities for artists with disabilities to showcase their art; promotes the development of creative expression and learning through the arts in on-going classes, residency programs and workshops; supports arts festivals for inclusive populations; and provides support, training and technical assistance to Montana’s cultural institutions to promote access for all people. 
Autism and the Arts Workshop for Educators
VSA Montana, with support from the Montana Arts Council, will present “Working in the Arts with Children on the Autism Spectrum,” a professional development workshop for K-12 educators, in Helena on Saturday, February 22 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  This full-day workshop is free and intended for teachers, both arts and non-arts, teaching artists, staff of arts organizations and paraprofessionals. 
For more information about the workshop, click here. 
National Core Arts Standards Update
Participate in the final draft review
All Montana educators are invited to participate in a public review of the final draft of the new National Core Arts Standards (NCAS), to be published in June, 2014. Any individual can participate in the online review and survey that opens February 14, 2014, and closes February 28. A draft reading copy of the revised PK-12 standards and instructions for participating in the review will be available at on January 30. Arts educators who are interested in participating on a discipline-specific committee to give collective input from the state of Montana should contact Emily Kohring, Director of Arts Education at the Montana Arts Council, at by February 1, 2014.  This committee will meet by teleconference or during the IEFA Best Practices conference in Missoula February 24 and 25.
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities is pleased to present the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards to outstanding after-school and out-of-school programs that are transforming the lives of young people. Deadline to apply is February 10, 2014.
Since 1984, the VSA International Young Soloists Program has been seeking to identify talented musicians who have a disability.  The VSA International Young Soloists Competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians from the United States and the international arena.  These emerging musicians receive $2500, professional development opportunities, and a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C. Deadline for entry is January 27, 2014. 
The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that application guidelines are now available for Art Works and Challenge America Fast-Track at the NEA’s website, These guidelines are for projects anticipated to take place in 2015, and may be submitted in the Arts Education category with deadlines of February 20 or July 24, 2014.  Guidelines can be found here.
Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art
The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC is hosting two week-long institutes to be held June 23-27 and July 28-August 1, 2014. Core subject teachers for grades 6-12 may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Registration is $200 per participant. Graduate credits, scholarships, and low-cost housing accommodations are available. Applications are due Monday, March 31, 2014.
Cool Resource of the Week
Search by topic for articles, videos, and blogs about linking the arts and core curriculum, arts as enrichment, art and technology, STEM to STEAM, and more using Edutopia’s Arts Integration Resource Roundup.
Advocacy and Research
Arts education is the joint responsibility of all educators, says a statement released by 13 national arts education organizations. Arts Education for America’s Students: A Shared Endeavor identifies the important interconnectedness of the work carried out by certified arts specialists, certified educators in other disciplines, and community arts teachers. 
Articles of Interest for Arts Educators 
We must understand that, although our students may be living in different communities with different histories and different resources, they are all made of the same stuff. You’re a shining star, no matter who you are.  An inspiring article from a master teaching artist. 
Challenging the conventional wisdom of how to approach students who have stage fright. 
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.
Emily Kohring
Director of Arts Education
Montana Arts Council / (406) 444-6522
Arts Education January 22, 2014

For Artists January 22, 2014

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Greetings!  You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to your favorite features in the adjoining sidebar. I am off to see the performing artist’s showcases at the MT Performing Artists Consortium 2014 in Fort Benton.  Looking forward to this yearly event.
Thanks for reading, Kim
from the Billings Gazette
January 19, 2014 4:15 am   By Jaci Webb 
How do you gauge the value of acquiring critical-thinking skills, or the worth of inspiring the kind of creativity that leads to innovation?
These are among the intangibles that make it challenging to assess the value of the arts in Montana.
But there is no denying the impact Montana’s growing population of artists is having on the economy. One in every 60 Montanans is an artist, according to a recent study by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. . . For More>> click on the link above
The 29th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition will be opening on February 11th, opportunity for artists from all over the world. Sponsored by Agora Gallery and Everything For Artists, and partnered with the Children’s Heart Foundation, this annual competition offers awards specifically designed to help artists build their careers, boost their public profile, and gain exposure for their artwork.
Carolina Carilo
Competition Coordinator / Agora Gallery  
International residential workshop in Italy
on May 16 – 24, 2014
is inviting participants from different countries and performing arts disciplines –
dancers, actors, choreographers, multidisciplinary performers, performing arts teachers and senior students of dance, theatre and circus,
to join the intensive week of practical creative research of the contemporary performance making and training practice.

The workshop will take place in Tuscany in the Province of Massa and Carrara, famous for the legendary white Carrara marble, Apuan Alps and the sky-blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The organizers provide accommodation and meals for the group at the seaside resort with private beach.
The territory of the hotel is surrounded with the pine forest.

Participants will enjoy the freshness of the sea air and the natural beauty of the local landscape.
Each day before breakfast will begin with the outdoor warm-up in fresh air. The programme of practical physical training will run full day with breaks for lunch and dinner.
In the evening participants will share and discuss their ideas, relevant topics and questions and will discover some additional creative tasks.

To book the spot in the group and to find out more about the practical programme and details,
please visit the web site: FOR MORE INFORMATION

Creative Capital 
Artists! Apply in February
From February 3-28, we’ll be accepting online Letters of Inquiry for projects in Moving Image (formerly Film/Video) and Visual Arts. Creative Capital seeks to support work that is artistically rigorous, articulates an original vision, takes risks and has the potential for great impact. For more info on our award program and eligibility, click here. To watch a pre-recorded info session about our application process,  click here.
Watch Artist Talks
The 2013 Artist Retreat was our largest and most ambitious convening to date, with more than 80 awardees presenting on their work to an audience of arts professionals and supporters. You can now stream artist talks from the Retreat on YouTube, including presentations by Kyle Abraham (2013 Performing Arts), Laurie Jo Reynolds (2013 Emerging Fields), Patty Chang (2012 Visual Arts), Jen Bervin (2013 Literature) and Michael Robinson (2012 Film/Video).
The Ragdale Foundation, a residency program located in Lake Forest, Illinois that has been providing retreats for artists, writers, composers, and other creative disciplines for over 38 years.  Ragdale is seeking individuals who not only need the time and space to pursue a creative endeavor, but a community of like-minded artists who are consistently exploring, making relevant discoveries, and finding new directions in their work. From the written word to the hand-built object, Ragdale artists take their work to new levels in this supportive environment.  We encourage you and your colleagues to become a part of this exceptional community of artists. For more information and to apply for a residency this summer, fall, or in 2015, please click this link and visit our website. 
Regin Igloria
Director of Residencies and Fellowships 
Art Works – Grants to Organizations and Individual Grants to Writers
Introduction:The guiding principle of “Art Works” is at the center of everything we do at the NEA. “Art Works” refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field.

To make “art work,” the NEA has included the advancement of innovation as a core component of its mission as a way to ensure the vitality of the arts. We recognize that arts and design organizations are often in the forefront of innovation in their work and strongly encourage innovative projects which are characterized as those that:
  • Are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, whether in the development or enhancement of new or existing art forms, new approaches to the creation or presentation of art, or new ways of engaging the public with art;
  • Are distinctive, offering fresh insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions; and
  • Have the potential to be shared and/or emulated, or are likely to lead to other advances in the field.
Through the projects that we support in the Art Works category, we want to achieve the following four outcomes:
  • Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence,
  • Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art,
  • Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and
  • Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.
Please note:
  • Partnerships can be valuable to the success of projects. While not required, applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships among organizations, both in and outside of the arts, as appropriate to their project.
  • American arts and design organizations must be inclusive of the full range of demographics of their communities, as well as individuals of all physical and cognitive abilities. Toward that end, we encourage projects for which NEA support is sought to strive for the highest level of inclusiveness in their audiences, programming, artists, governance, and staffing. We also welcome projects that will explicitly address the issue of inclusion.
  • We are interested in projects that extend the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. This is achieved in part through the use of Challenge America funds.
  • The Art Works category does not fund direct grants to individuals. Direct grants to individuals are offered only in the category of Literature Fellowships.
  • Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that the Arts Endowment determines demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency’s grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.

– See more at: NEA Grants

 Food for Thought
$330 Million Pledged to Save Detroit’s Art Collection
Posted on January 13, 2014 by SteveKBH November 2013
Grantmakers in the Arts
From Randy Kennedy and Steven Yaccino, writing for The New York Times:
National and local philanthropic foundations have committed $330 million toward a deal that would help preserve the Detroit Institute of Arts’ renowned collection by bolstering the city’s employee pension funds, federal mediators involved in the city’s bankruptcy proceedings announced Monday.
A group including the Ford Foundation, the Kresge Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation have pledged to pool the money, which could essentially relieve the city-owned museum of its responsibility – estimated at millions of dollars – to help Detroit pay its debts in its federal bankruptcy case. As part of the plan, which negotiators have been working on quietly for months, the museum might be removed from city ownership and put under the control of the state. But mediators stopped short of saying that an agreement had been reached with state officials or with the office of Kevyn D. Orr, Detroit’s emergency manager, who had said the museum must pay its share to help ease the city’s debt.
Artist Irons and Fold Tulle Fabric to Create Beautiful Portraits
“In the hands of British artist Benjamin Shine, a piece of tulle isn’t just for making fancy dresses and curtains – it becomes a great material for creating amazing realistic “paintings.”
Using an iron, Shine sculpts, presses and pleats the huge single piece of tulle, whose transparent qualities give the portrait more texture and depth. By layering in this way, the artist obtains different tones and shadows that enable him to realistically portray iconic stars like Elizabeth Taylor, elegant abstract faces and other things, such as a pair of elderly hands. . . .” For More>>
Creative Capital – January Webinars: 
Creating a Marketing Strategy, with Dread Scott
Thursday, January 23, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Applying for Grants & Residencies: Strategies for Writers, with Ethan Nosowsky
Monday, January 27, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Grantwriting for Artists, with Gigi Rosenberg
Thursday, January 30, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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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.      More Information 
KBH November 2013  
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Bored Panda website   Needing some inspiration?  Try this online magazine:  It is full of  the most unusual artistic ideas. See my Food for Thought column today.
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The Arts & Science Council seeks a Public Art Project Manager. Please be aware of and share this job opportunity in a vibrant nonprofit arts organization in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Job description: Job notice
Closing date: 2/3/2014
Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines.
 Calls for Visual Artists
KBH November 2013University of North Florida Call for Entries
The UNF Potter’s Guild is pleased to host The UNF National Juried Ceramics Exhibition. This show will highlight ceramic excellence, according to juror Bede Clarke. Participation is open to all artists 18 years of age or older living in the United States. Work submitted must be original, must use clay as the primary material, and must have been completed within the last 3 years.
Awards: Purchase Award/Best of Show/Honorable Mention
UNF Gallery of Art
Founders Hall 
Building 2 * Room 1001
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Exhibition Dates:  March 4th 2014 – April 18th 2014 
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 2nd by Midnight Pacific Time
Email Notification Begins: February 10th
Accepted Works Due: February 26th
City of Lewistown: Art Call
The City of Lewistown, Montana is soliciting proposals for the sculptural centerpiece of a small park, “Trailhead Park”, currently under construction to improve access and visibility to the rapidly developing Lewistown Trail System. Proposals are due by 4 pm on April 1, 2014.  Details on background, timing, funding, evaluation criteria, proposal requirements and supporting information are available to interested artists from Jim Chalmers, Chair, Lewistown Trails Coordinating Committee at
46th Annual Arts in the Park   
Applications due April 4, 2014
Arts in the Park is one of the longest running annual arts and music festivals in Northwest Montana.  Each year, this three-day event attracts more than 10,000 local and visiting people.  We invite artists, craftspeople and food vendors to join us in Kalispell’s Depot Park for this much-anticipated mid-summer event!
Art of OUR CENTURY is a juried show of contemporary works from the western region of the United States. 
2014 call for entries now open
$500 Best in Show Award
 2014 juror: John Sproul
represent the arts in your state
  • open to all media
  • open to works created within the last year
  • open to artists living in the western region
  • entries must be received by April 9, 2014
Applications are Available!  For Emerging Artists
Applications have arrived! The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is happy to announce the availability of applications for 2014 Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting,  Dance Performance, and Choreography. Film Applications will be available the first week of February. All applications and guidelines can be found at our website    We hope to see applications from your organizations soon!
Film Awards

Film Awards are given to undergraduate and graduate film students and are by invitation-only. All approved institutions can be found in the FAQ section of our website. Applications from all of the listed universities, colleges and schools are welcome from Deans and Artistic Directors.

Postmark Deadline: June 1, 2014 — Diana Kemppainen, Program Manager
Calls for Performing Artists
Support for National Performing Arts Projects
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: Fund for National Projects
The Fund for National Projects, an initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, supports projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, and/or theatre fields. In addition, the Fund works to improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in the targeted fields. Grants of $60,000 to $200,000 are provided for projects that engage a broad national constituency, occur once (or periodically) rather than annually, and have the potential to significantly impact a field. Examples of eligible projects include research initiatives assessing the national health of arts groups or of individual artists, national convenings for performing arts fields (beyond traditional national annual conferences), and special projects that address unique circumstances that affect an entire professional nonprofit field. Projects by single performing arts entities are not supported. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is February 28, 2014.
The TourWest application cycle is now open. The TourWest 2014-2015 grant program application period begins on January 22, 2014. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at midnight MST. We are sending you the attached announcement to share with your constituents who may be interested in applying.  PLEASE see the Tour West link for more information about applying. 
TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of out-of-state touring performers and literary artists.
Andy Thomas
Information Specialist
The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)
1743 Wazee St. Ste. 300  Denver, CO 80202  T 303.629.1166  F 303.629.9717
WESTAF website
The online Juried Showcase application is now open at Apply today for consideration as a showcase artist or ensemble for the 34th Annual Northwest Booking Conference in Eugene, Oregon, October 13-18, 2014.
  • You or your agent must be a current member of Arts NW
  • Application fee: $100 (non-refundable)
  • Confirmation fee: $85 (if selected)
For more information or to apply, please visit our Click on the Conference 2014 tab. Don’t miss out! Apply today. 
 Deadline to apply is April 4, 2014. 
Applications are Available! For Emerging Artists
Applications have arrived! The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is happy to announce the availability of applications for 2014 Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting,  Dance Performance, and Choreography. Film Applications will be available the first week of February. All applications and guidelines can be found at our website    We hope to see applications from your organizations soon!
Dance Performance and Choreography Awards:

Dance Performance Awards are administered as scholarships and fellowships. These awards are determined by artistic merit, the impact the Award will have on professional development, and possibility of future excellence in the field.

Choreography Awards present emerging choreographers the opportunity to create a new work with organizations with which they have little experience. –Diana Kemppainen, Program Manager 

 Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2014.
French-American Jazz Exchange Guidelines
Now Available!
Guidelines for the next grant round of the French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) program are now available. Co-administered by FACE (“French-American Cultural Exchange”) and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 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 investigating forms other than jazz with artists who work in different music genres.
The program guidelines are available here . The online application will be available early February, 2014. The application deadline is May 30, 2014 for projects taking place between September 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015. 
 American applicants should direct their questions to Josh Kohn at French applicants should contact FACE at
FAJE is made possible through the generous support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institut français, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”). 
Calls for Writers
The Written Word
Through January 31, CODAmagazine is accepting project entries for its February issue, which addresses the theme of The Written Word. All design + art projects that incorporate typography or symbols to send messages or tell stories will be considered. See steps for submitting your project below.    CODAmagazine is a digital publication dedicated to highlighting the best design + art projects from all over the world and is published through Flipboard, a personal magazine platform with over 90 million users. The first issue, Light as Art, will be distributed next week, so stay tuned!
About CODAmagazine
Published 10 times a year, CODAmagazine is a digital publication dedicated to highlighting the best design + art projects from all over the world, around particular editorial themes. CODAworx members submit projects for possible publication in the magazine, which is curated and produced by CODAworx staff. CODAmagazine is published through Flipboard, a personal magazine platform with over 90 million users. Members whose projects are selected for publication in CODAmagazine gain instant exposure to Flipboard’s audience. There is no cost to participate. Visit
National Endowment for the Arts latest newsletter for writers.  
January 13, 2014
Missoula, Montana – More than 130 non-fiction films are announced as the official selections for the 11th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, which takes place February 15-23 in Missoula, Montana. The 2014 lineup was selected from over 1,000 submissions from around the world, and features an array of films covering all genres in the feature, short, and mini-doc categories. The complete list of films can be found at
Poets & Writers Magazine
974 Literary Magazines  are looking for good writing
” one of the famous “little magazines” that have been the traditional seedbeds of talented writers.”  
2014 Princess Grace Award Applications are Available! For Emerging Artists
Applications have arrived! The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is happy to announce the availability of applications for 2014 Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting,  Dance Performance, and Choreography. Film Applications will be available the first week of February. All applications and guidelines can be found at our website

We hope to see applications from your organizations soon!

Theater and Playwriting Awards:
Theater Awards are given in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and apprenticeships. The quality of an applicant’s past work, his/her potential for future excellence, and the significance the collaboration between the artist and the nominating organization will have on their artistic growth.
The Playwriting Award includes a residency at New Dramatists, and opportunity for the winning play to licensed and published by Samuel French.
Postmark Deadline: March 31, 2014.
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639 
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Below you will find links to opportunities, resources, research and articles of interest to arts organizations and advocates.  Click on anything underlined and it will take you to the link. 
Cultural and Aesthetic Project Advisory Committee Seeks New Members
Applications for membership on the Cultural and Aesthetic Project Advisory Committee will be accepted through May 1, 2014.  The Montana Arts Council makes half of the appointments to this committee, and the Montana Historical Society makes the other half.  The arts council looks for a broad range of professional arts expertise, and also geographic, racial and gender balance for the committee.  Obligations of the four-year terms include attending a 2-day panel meeting every other year and reviewing up to 100 grant applications online in preparation for that.  The next meeting is scheduled for October 13-14, 2014 in Helena.  If you are interested in being considered, please send a letter of interest and a resume or bio electronically to Kristin Han Burgoyne at by May 1, 2014. 
Join representatives of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities for an overview of their November 2013 progress report on the Turnaround Arts initiative. This web conference will address details of program implementation and evaluation design, and provide a summary of school reform indicators and student achievement data.

2014 GIA Web Conferences  

Grantmakers in the Arts web conferences are designed for emerging leaders in the grantmaking field and veteran grantmakers who want to revisit the information and discussions that inform their day-to-day practices. Presented by arts philanthropy leaders and innovators, as well as experts in affiliated fields, web conferences address key topics of interest to arts grantmakers.
GIA web conferences are open to everyone. Registration is free for members and $35 for nonmembers.  
The Arts in Today’s Economy & Society taught by Maestro Allan R. Scott of the Helena Symphony and guest speakers at Helena College.
Tuesdays through March 18

Applications are invited for the 2014 NALAC Leadership Institute in San Antonio, Texas. This week-long
rigorous program in arts management and leadership development will deliver innovative and practical
strategies that lead to successful business practices in the arts.
Deadline: February 27, 2014  

The Montana Nonprofit Association offers seminars, webinars, conferences, workshops and more to help your nonprofit become more effective, more efficient, and more accountable. See their Training Calendar for 2014 here.

Arts Northwest, Port Angeles, WA
Executive Director
CLOSING DATE: Feb. 28, 2014
Find jobs in arts administration, performing and visual arts, and more. Post an anonymous resume, or create an alert to be notified of new vacancies.
Funding Opportunities
The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that application guidelines are now available for Art Works and Challenge America Fast-Track at the NEA’s website, These guidelines are for projects anticipated to take place in 2015.
General Interest
The year 2014 marks the hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage in Montana. To commemorate this anniversary, the Montana Historical Society has created a new website to raise the profile of women’s history generally by shining a spotlight on Montana women’s contributions, challenges and experiences over the past 200 years.
More than 130 non-fiction films are announced as the official selections for the 11th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, which takes place February 15-23 in Missoula, Montana. The 2014 lineup was selected from over 1,000 submissions from around the world, and features an array of films covering all genres in the feature, short, and mini-doc categories. 
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KarenDe Herman
Montana Arts Council
Arts Organizations January 22, 2014