April 30, 2014                                                       Contact: Gina Izzo (212) 242-2022,ext. 5291
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Arts organizations throughout the U.S. will showcase 
classical, jazz, and world music for small ensembles
NEW YORK, NY (April 30, 2014) – Chamber Music America has designated May as National Chamber Music Month. Now in its third year, this annual initiative brings together hundreds of performances, residencies, and pre- and post-concert discussions, showcasing ensemble music of all styles, including early, classical, jazz, and world music.
Extending throughout all 50 states, this year’s events reflect the diversity and vitality of a dynamic chamber music field. Seasoned and aspiring performers alike will take the stage in venues across the country, performing works that span styles, genres, and centuries. This year’s presentations include vibrant jazz, world, contemporary, and classical works performed in traditional as well as unusual venues, and a host of other events in urban, rural, and suburban areas of the country.  
Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals, introduced National Chamber Music Month in 2012 in an effort to raise the public awareness of chamber music nationally and to build new audiences within local communities.
“The chamber music field continues to grow, embracing new influences and adapting to a changing cultural landscape,” said Chamber Music America CEO Margaret M. Lioi. “National Chamber Music Month offers audiences an opportunity to experience the exhilarating work being presented across the country, and we’re thrilled that ensembles and presenters in every state are participating.”
Chamber Music America defines chamber music as works for small ensembles of 2–10 members, performing one to a part, generally without a conductor. The organization’s 6,000-plus members include ensembles, presenting organizations, festivals, individual musicians, music educators, composers, artist managers, and other music professionals.
For information on performances taking place across the country during National Chamber Music Month, visit
Chamber Music America, thenational network of ensemble music professionals, was founded in 1977 to develop, support, and strengthen the chamber music community. With a membership of over 6,000, including musicians, ensembles, presenters, artist managers, educators, music businesses, and advocates of ensemble music, CMA welcomes members representing a wide range of musical styles and traditions. CMA provides its members with grant programs, consulting services, access to instrument and other insurances, conferences, seminars, and several publications, including Chamber Music magazine. Visit

Executive director search reopens

Following a preliminary round of interviews, the screening committee for the Oregon Arts Commission/Oregon Cultural Trust executive director search elected to reopen the search to ensure a pool of two to three finalists for the public round of interviews. While impressed with initial applicants, the committee determined expanding the search will guarantee a stronger group of finalists. “We are committed to finding the best possible candidate to lead our organizations into the future,” agreed Julie Vigeland, chair of the Arts Commission and Bob Speltz, chair of the Cultural Trust board. “If that requires spending more time on the process, we will do it.” Applications will be accepted at through Monday, April 28. Read the complete job posting here. Questions should be directed to Twyla Lawson, the state’s executive recruiter, at
Executive director search reopens

Partners in Perfomance

I hope that this email finds you well.  This is Nathan Reiff, Project Director for Partners in Performance (PiP).  I reached out to you last year regarding an exciting grant opportunity for classical music presenters, and I wanted to share with you information about this year’s round of selection as well.
PiP is a non-profit organization founded by the violinist Midori in 2003 with the goal of co-presenting classical music concerts with arts organizations in smaller communities around the United States without the resources of major urban centers.  For a nominal fee, presenting organizations selected for a PiP grant receive two concerts in consecutive seasons–one by a world-class performer like Midori or pianist Jonathan Biss and another by a rising young artist.  The grant recipient keeps all ticket proceeds from both concerts for use in further developing its programs and enriching interest in classical music in the area.

I have attached an overview sheet with additional information about PiP and the application process for presenting organizations.  I would appreciate very much if you would please consider sending this sheet to any of your affiliated arts organizations that may be interested in this opportunity.  If a short blurb would be more appropriate, please consider the following:


Enliven the arts in your community with Midori’s Partners in Performance grant program!
Since 2003, Partners in Performance has collaborated with 18 communities in states from Maine to Washington to present world-class chamber music programs by artists like Midori and pianist Jonathan Biss.  Applications for the 2015/2016 season are due May 15, 2014.
Looking to revitalize interest in chamber music in your area?  Apply to Partners in Performance today!
Visit for more information.


Thank you very much for your time and consideration in spreading the word about this opportunity.  I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

Best wishes,
Nathan Reiff

Nathan Reiff
Project Director
Office of Midori / Partners in Performance
(c/o Danziger, Danziger, & Muro, LLP)
405 Park Avenue, Suite 502
New York, NY  10022
ph. 347.983.5023
Partners in Perfomance

Arts Education April 16 2014

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One of the most important parts of my position here at the Montana Arts Council is managing the Artists in Schools and Communities program.  AISC offers grants to schools and community organizations to bring in professional artists to share their art form with learners, both young and adult.  In 2013-2014, we funded projects like the Art Mobile of Montana, a travelling art exhibition that reaches some of Montana’s most rural schools to provide hands-on art lessons; visual artist Jan Lord’s residencies at Swan River, Creston and Cayuse Prairie Schools; and MAPS Media Institute, an after school program in Hamilton that teaches high school students schools skills in film, video and graphic design. 
Applications are now being taken for arts learning projects in all arts disciplines that take place between July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015.  See below for information about how to apply.
Speaking of MAPS Media Institute, check out this video of Governor Bullock and Jeff Bridges wishing them a happy tenth anniversary.  Pretty cool!
Jeff Bridges PSA
Jeff Bridges PSA
Below you will also 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
Cheers, Emily 
In the Spotlight:  Artists in Schools and Communities FY15 Grant Cycle Opens Soon! 
Grants for Arts Learning Projects Starting July 1, 2014
The Montana Arts Council is now taking applications for its FY15 Artists in Schools and Communities grant program.  Grants will be available to Montana schools, arts organization and other community organizations with not-for-profit status for arts learning projects that strengthen participants’ knowledge and skills in the arts by providing hands-on, participatory learning in the arts. 
Artists in Schools and Communities Grant updated guidelines for projects occurring between July 1, 2014-June 30-2015 is posted on the MAC website.  The grant application process is online.  Grant requests may be made for amounts up to $10000 and require a 1:1 cash match.  Please contact Director of Arts Education Emily Kohring at (406) 444-6522 or with questions. 
Target Store Education Grants support nonprofit organizations in the communities where the company’s stores are located. (There are currently stores in every state with the exception of Vermont.) Arts, Culture, and Design in Schools grants support programs that enhance students’ classroom curriculum by bringing the arts and cultural experiences to schools, such as in-school performances, artist in residency programs, and workshops in schools.  Grants of $2,000 are provided. Online applications will be accepted through April 30, 2014. Note from Emily:  Target grants are not difficult applications, I have written and received a few as a teacher.  This is a grant that could fund an artist workshop, performance or residency in your local school!
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.
It is open to all high school students. The over-all winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.  All entries must be received at Congressman Daines’ Helena office by close of business Friday, April 25, 2014.
Call For Cultural and Aesthetics Project Advisory Committee
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.
Advocacy and Research
30 quick facts backed by citations from research studies.
The new National Media Arts Standards were rolled out for a first glimpse at the recent National Art Education Association National Conference in San Diego.  This is the first time that national standards have been written in the discipline of media arts.  Check them out and see what you think.  The National Core Arts Standards for all five artistic disciplines will be officially published in June.  Stay tuned. 
Wynton Marsalis on Music Education
Part of the new Broader Minded advocacy campaign that the National Association for Music Education has rolled out, this great interview with a huge champion of arts education is from their excellent website. 
Wynton Marsalis on Music Education: The NAfME Interview
Wynton Marsalis on Music Education: The NAfME Interview
 Cool Resource of the Week
The Academy of American Poets can help adults and children alike plan the poem they will carry in their pocket and share with others on National Poem in Your Pocket Day, in celebration of National Poetry Month. 
I’m going to carry this one, by Montana’s poet laureate, Tami Haaland. 
Articles of Interest for Arts Educators 
What a research discovered when he had jazz musicians improvise inside an MRI machine!  Makes the case that creativity can be learned.
From the British newspaper The Guardian, but these ten rules apply in any country, to all children, everywhere. 
Good advice for educators who want to insert that “A” for the arts into the STEM initiative in their school or district. 
 Job Opportunities
WaterWorks is seeking an Executive Director.  Position will be open until filled.  Salary negotiable depending on experience. 
Seeking an experienced manager to coordinate professional development programs for a national network of state-level arts education staff.  Position available immediately. 
Chicago’s first public arts high school is seeking exceptional candidates for its principal search. 
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
Twitter: @BigSkyArtsEd
Arts Education April 16 2014

Summer Artist Residency in Sibiu, Romania, Open to Artists for Enrollment

SUMMER ARTIST RESIDENCY IN SIBIU, ROMANIA OPEN FOR REGISTRATION Residency Dates: Two-Week Session: July 27 – August 9, 2014 Four Week Session: Jul

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Residency Dates:
Two-Week Session: July 27 – August 9, 2014
Four Week Session: July 27 – August 23, 2014
Open to all Visual Artists
Dacia Gallery invites artists to participate in an exciting summer Artist Residency Program in picturesque, Sibiu, Romania. The city is located in Transylvania at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Dacia’s Artist Residency provides an academic program to inspire, refine and redefine the creative direction of artists in a painting intensive four-week and two-week program. The application is open to visual artists worldwide, including all mediums and styles of artwork. Artists will meet at Dacia’s Artist Studio in Sibiu’s grand plaza and paint the figure from life and landscapes in the old city, the mountains and countryside. Enjoy weekend painting and sketching trips to the mountains, castles, art museums and medieval Byzantine monasteries to study ancient frescos and icons. And what’s a trip to Romania without a visit to the medieval castle of Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. This is a wonderful opportunity to study and paint abroad, if you are interested in participating please see our website residency page for more info and to apply.
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Summer Artist Residency in Sibiu, Romania, Open to Artists for Enrollment

Public Artists April 17 2014

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  General Interest 

“View From a Landing” KBH 2012

2014 Grant Open for Submissions

Deadline: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Apply online
The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, issued directly to twenty individual authors a year. The program was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensable contribution to a vital artistic culture. The Arts Writers Grant Program aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship.
Writers who meet the program’s eligibility requirements are invited to apply in the following categories:
* Articles
* Blogs
* Books
* New and Alternative Media
* Short-Form Writing
 For more information,    
Great Falls, MT
Paris Gibson Square Museum 
Art in Interesting Places 
Caras Landscape Nursery in Missoula, MT
Seeking Artists for the 10th Annual Sculpture Outdoors Exhibition to be held at Caras Nursey and Landscape in Missoula, MT. the exhibition is held during the months of July to October, 2014. Interested artists can contact George Ybarra vis Facebook or by calling 406. 728.3892
* This is a beautiful way to view sculpture and consider new plantings. Check with George about the details.  KBH
Summer in NYC? 
 Hello, and a friend of mine runs a gallery in the Lower East Side, on Ludlow Street in Manhattan.  She has gallery space to share, also an event space to share, and rents the entire space for the summer.  If you’re interested, follow these links for more info.   It’s a great location, a storefront gallery – good for an out of town organization, local or out of town artist(s) – it’s a big, nice, open space.  Please spread the word. Sally
Here’s for summer rental of whole space: 
Susan Robb, Wild Times 
Beginning April 17
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      On April 17, Susan Robb (2013 Emerging Fields) will embark on a five-month adventure from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. This marks the culmination of her Creative Capital-supported project, Wild Times, which merges new media, social engagement and a 2,650-mile hike to explore wildness as a geographic ideal and a state of mind.
       Only 3% of the contiguous United States is still considered protected wild space. As our culture increasingly pressures us to maintain a personal “brand,” be in constant contact, and snapchat every moment, maybe it’s not just our geographic wild spaces that are endangered, but our internal wild spaces as well. Through Wild Times, Robb offers her body and work as a conduit between gallery and wilderness, public and trail, form and formless. Using the trail as a nomadic studio, and her experiences as inspiration and medium, Robb will create digital artworks (photos, videos and 3D files) and periodically transmit them to multiple West Coast art venues. There they will be printed, projected and installed, evolving into cumulative exhibitions that offer meditations on what it means to be wild today. Wild Times host venues include: Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA; Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, CA; 826 Valencia in San Francisco, CA; Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA; and the Frye Art Museum and Henry Art Gallery, in Seattle, WA.  

       At its core, Wild Times is a proposition for people to seek out and experience their own wildness. To aid that process, Robb has developed satellite events and programming for the host venues, including a “hero’s journey” writing workshop, group therapy explorations and a “trail magic” master class. The Wild Times project website features “Hack Your Wild” instructions for creative action and profiles of “Everyday Explorers.”
You can read an interview with Robb about her preparations for the hike and watch her presentation on Wild Times at the 2013 Creative Capital Artist Retreat on our blog, The Lab.
      Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed $30 million in financial and advisory support to 419 projects representing 529 artists, and our Professional Development Program has reached 7,000 artists in more than 300 communities through workshops and webinars.
For more information, about Wild Times and other artists projects:  visit

Creative Capital | 65 Bleecker Street, 7th Fl. | New York | NY | 10012 
Aesthetica Art Prize 2014: Call for Entries
Deadline is 31 August 2014
Aesthetica Art Prize, an annual celebration of outstanding contemporary art from across the world, is now open for entries.
The Art Prize is a fantastic opportunity for artists amongst your network at Montana Arts Council to showcase their work to a wider audience and influential figures from within the arts sector.
Prizes include:
12 week group exhibition at York St Mary’s hosted by York Museums Trust and Aesthetica – visit to see the current exhibitors
·        Up to £1000 in cash
·        Art supplies
·        Collection of art books
·        Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
·        Publication in the accompanying Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology – visit to see the current issue
·        Q&As on the Aesthetica Blog 
·        We are really keen to engage with artists in America and hope that artists within your network will be interested in submitting. It would be great if you could share this opportunity with them:
 The @AestheticaMag #Art Prize Call for Entries! Submit by 31 Aug. Prizes include an exhibition, publication & more 
 The Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 is now open for entries, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to an international audience and influential figures from the arts sector. Celebrating and nurturing outstanding contemporary art from across the world, the Art Prize welcomes all forms of art in the following categories:Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Video, Installation & Performance.
Prizes include a 12 week group show; up to £1000 in cash; publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (readership of 140,000 worldwide); art supplies and art books; and Q&As on the Aesthetica Blog. There are two main categories to enter: Main Prize and Student Prize. There is a winner for each main category. Entry is £15 and permits the submission of two works into any one category. Entries close 31 August 2014. For more information and to submit visit  
Alexandra Beresford/Marketing Coordinator
Aesthetica Magazine
PO Box 371
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0044 (0)1904 629 137
01144 1904 629 137 from USA and Canada
Call For Cultural and Aesthetics Project Advisory Committee 
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.
Citizens Institute on Rural Design
Now Accepting Applications
Here’s an item of interest for folks who are active in rural community development: The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) recently released a call for proposals for a new round of funding. CIRD helps communities with populations of 50,000 or less to harness the power of design in their community planning economic development efforts. CIRD offers annual competitive funding to as many as four small towns to host community design workshops that link local leaders with teams of design, planning and creative placemaking experts. The application deadline for 2014 awards is May 6. CIRD, a design initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, is conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Project for Public Spaces, the Orton Family Foundation and the CommunityMatters Partnership.

State arts agencies may wish to alert your rural partners and constituents to this opportunity, which could be of special interest to communities interested in starting cultural district programs or creative placemaking efforts. For more information, Learn More.
Eric Giles/Learning Services Manager
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
202-347-6352 x 117
CIRD website

 Applications are due: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 9:00pm EDT.
Food for Thought
Here’s an Idea 
Art Urbane
I support a small farm to table grower in Moscow,
Idaho through a group called Kiva Zip, which is modeled upon their international micro-loan organization.  Art Urbane seems to be doing something similar.  
Artists/Vendors sell their artworks through UB’s website and a portion goes to a arts project in the U.S. that the buyer designates.  I’m assuming there are charges for hosting the artwork on the website as well.  Take a look.  Let me know if you discover more about this organization.  KBH
7083 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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“View From a Landing” 2012 KBH
Check out Creative Capital Blog for some insights into the artistic life of others.Under theirTips & Tools tab see some budgeting ideas for artists.  
Technical and archival information for artists from: Golden paints Newsletter #30 is released   
Tremaine Foundation Resources for Artists : Online links to a variety of resources for individual artists and arts organizations. 
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
 Art Daily   Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
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Lynn Basa 
Lynn is one of the artists I turn to when I need advice. Not once has she mentioned her book.  I came across it today in the search for something else. So, I will toot the horn for her and have you consider her ideas.  Lynn Basa website to see her artwork.  
Miles City, MT
WaterWorks Museum
 DOE/ OPEN until filled
The Illinois Capital Development Board is accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Paid Internship Program. This program is open to students who are at least 18 and are a student or enrolled to attend college in the fall semester and have an interest in Art-In-Architecture or Construction Management. Please refer to the job postings for specific information regarding each position.
You can find the Art-in-Architecture posting here-
Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 9th. Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, resume and a copy of their most recent transcripts or proof of enrollment in the fall semester to the contact below. Interns will receive a stipend of $1,346 per month. The internship runs from June 1stthrough July 31st. Standard work hours are 8:30 – 5:00 Monday through Friday, but may vary with operational needs.
Construction Unit Internship
Art-in-Architecture Internship
Interested candidates should send a resume, including proof of enrollment in college, to Heather Humphrey, CDB Personnel Administrator, at the address below.

Heather Humphrey
Personnel Administrator
Capital Development Board
Third Floor, Wm. G. Stratton Building
401 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706
Fax 217-524-0565

Charlotte, NC 
Please see the link below for a job opening for a new Vice President of Public Art at the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte, NC.
I will be leaving this role in late May to spend more time with my children. It is a wonderful opportunity and a great place to work! To apply, please do not call or make inquiry to the Arts & Science Council. Candidates should prepare a thoughtful cover letter with resume and submit electronically to Katara Dixson with Levridge Resources, LLC, of Charlotte, NC. Email address:
Nicole Bartlett | Vice President, Public Art | Arts & Science Council
227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, N.C. 28202
(p) 704-335-3037 (e) (f) 704-333-2720
Musical America has job opportunities
for artists and
other disciplines. JOB POSTINGS

“Undulations” 2012 KBH
Bridgeport, CT + Housatonic Community College
The Connecticut Office of the Arts and Housatonic Community College are currently seeking qualifications from artists for an interior work of art for the lobby of the new addition to Lafayette Hall on the campus of HCC in Bridgeport, CT. This site-specific public art must be visible from the exterior and should fill the 3-story space. No specific medium has been specified; however, a sculptural work may be the most appropriate. Artists interested in being considered for COA’s public art opportunities MUST register in the Art in Public Spaces Registry. There is NO APPLICATION process (unless specified in the RFQ/RFP). Artists register their portfolios and the site committee will review and shortlist a group of artists who will be invited to submit site-specific proposals.
Eligibility: Open to artists registered in the Art in Public Spaces Registry.
Deadline: May 07, 2014
Budget: $250,000
Conneticut Art in Public Spaces Registry and more information
Portland, OR + Honoring History
The Committee to Honor the History of Williams Avenue (the Committee) is seeking artists or artist-led teams interested in developing permanent public artwork (the Honoring History project) as part of the North Williams Avenue Traffic Operations Safety Project (the Safety Project). The artist(s) or artist team(s) will work closely with members of the Committee to develop artwork and historic markers for the Honoring History project to be integrated into the Safety Project. The Safety Project extends along Williams Avenue from NE Broadway to N. Killingsworth Street & is scheduled for construction in late summer of 2014. The Committee states its intention to conduct a process that does not, in itself, create barriers to participation by artists.
Eligibility: Open to professional artists residing & eligible to work in the US.
Deadline: May 16, 2014, 5:00 PM
Budget: $80,000
Mansfield, CT
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Deadline: May 1, 2014
The Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Inc. in coordination with the Town of Mansfield, Connecticut, seeks an artist or artist team for a commission (or purchase) opportunity for an exterior work of art, located at the town square and which reflects the greater Mansfield community. 
Contact Person:
Ms. Cynthia van Zelm
Executive Director
Manfield Downtown Partnership, Inc.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Received by Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 5 pm
Harpo Foundation Invites Applications From Under-Recognized Visual Arts
Grants of up $10,000 will be awarded to support under-recognized visual artists of any age….  
NoMa Underpass Design Competition Request for Qualifications:
The NoMa Parks Foundation seeks an artist, artist team, designer or architect to create designs for four railroad underpasses in the NoMa neighborhood of Washington, D.C. We encourage all local, nationally, and internationally qualified artists, artist teams, designers, landscape architects and architects to apply. This design project will beautify, enliven and activate these public underpass areas. The selected designs create a network of transformed underpasses that will attract visitors and provide an engaging and positive sensory experience for all who pass through them. The final projects which will become part of the parks system will provide greater visibility of the area for those living outside of NoMa.
Qualifications are due May 9, 2014 and will be followed by a formal RFP issued to qualified entrants.  
Please contact Carrie Cook at or at 215-222-2200 ext 103
Hayden, ID
City of Hayden
April  2014
REVISED! Call to Artists-Freestanding Sculpture(s)
For the Revised RFP submittal packet information click the link below:


“The Eligibility standards have been revised to include artists from outside the Inland Northwest”
The deadline for submissions is 4:00 p.m. on May 9, 2014. Submittals received after the deadline will not be considered. Questions and responses should be directed to Joyce Holst, Arts Commission Clerk, by email at or at (208) 209-2025.

Mail submissions to:
C/o Joyce Holst, Arts Commission Clerk
City of Hayden
8930 N. Government Way
Hayden, ID 83835

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
Call for Artists:
Small Works Exhibition
at the
N.A.W.A. Gallery
80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405
New York, NY 10011
Exhibition Dates:
July 9 – 31, 2014
Reception: July 17, 5-7 pm
For Prospectus: 
National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405
New York, NY 10011

California State University Chico is seeking applicants for a commissioned exterior artwork for the new Arts & Humanities building, currently under construction.  The project budget is $70,000 and is open to professional artists working in the United States. Please view the  complete RFQ at
Kelly Lindner
Public Art Curator
California State University, Chico
530-898-4181 office
646-418-6281 mobile
Application packages must be received by Friday, May 16, 2014 5:00 p.m. PST
Nebraska 1% For Art Project:
Peru State College Oak Bowl Stadium
Peru State College (PSC) and the Nebraska Arts Council announce the Oak Bowl Stadium Project RFQ to public artists throughout the United States. The Oak Bowl Stadium Project envisions a bronze sculpture expressing a football theme with placement of the commissioned artwork at an exterior site in the new Oak Bowl Football Stadium.
APPLY ONLINE: The NE 1% for Art projects program uses the online service, SlideRoom, to process applications. Detailed information on how to apply is available in the RFQ prospectus and on the SlideRoom site.
Contact J.D. Hutton for more information about this project (see contact information below), or view the Current 1% Projects page on the Nebraska Arts Council website.
View and download the RFQ prospectus get Nebraska pdf
RFQ Application deadline: May 23, 2014
Budget: $70,000
JD Hutton/Artist Services and Communications Manager
Nebraska Arts Council
1004 Farnam Street, Lower Level/Omaha, NE 68102
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(800) 341-4067/(402) 595-2142
for 2014 Individual Photographer’s Fellowships
POSTED: MARCH 10, 2014
DEADLINE: MAY 23, 2014
 Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to photography and who are professionally active in the field…. 
 Norfolk, VA
 Call to Artists
BUDGET: $100,000
Deadline: Friday, May 30, 2014 2:00pm
The Public Art Planning Committee seeks an artist to design and create artwork that will celebrate the rich history and reflect the diversity of cultural heritage of Church Street welcoming everyone to this place of inclusion.  The committee hopes the artwork will signal a gateway, transition and connector to downtown.  The final artwork should be inspiring, stimulate thought and conversation and serve as an example of creativity.  It should be captivating, lively and unifying. 
 Karen Rudd
 Manager Cultural Affairs
Silver Spring, MD
Washington Printmakers Gallery
is pleased to announce:
Call for Entries: National Small Works 2014
This exhibition is open to any artist 18 years of age or older residing in the continental United States. Submitted prints must be no larger than 170 square inches (image) and no wider than 18 inches (frame).Juried by Jack Rasmussen
Director and Curator, American University Museum at the Katzen.
  • First Prize: Solo exhibition at WPG in August 2015
  • Second Prize: $200 gift certificate presented  byGraphic Chemical & Ink, Co.
  • Third Prize: $100 gift certificate presented by Renaissance Graphic Arts
Entries are due May 31, 2014. Fully online entry process!
Exhibition runs 30 July – 31 August 2014
Visit our website or download the prospectus for full details.
Damon Arhos
Director, Washington Printmakers Gallery
Washington Printmakers Gallery
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 2nd Floor | 8230 Georgia Ave | Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.273.3660 |
Johnson City, TN 
The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, TN is seeking proposals for an art project that incorporates identifying signage for the new Founders Park retention pond project in downtown Johnson City, Tennessee. The artwork must withstand varied environmental conditions, including occasional high water. Johnson City is distinguished as a community that embraces art, the environment, commerce, science, community, and education. The budget for this project is $50,000.
More detail is available at the Johnson City, TN website at:
RFP #R-5748
Proposal Due Date/Time
June 2, 2014
2:00PM (EST)
Suzanne Burik-Burleson
Executive Director
Johnson City Area Arts Council
300 East Main Street, Suite 102
Johnson City, TN 37601
t: 423.928.8229
Bismarck, ND
Bismarck Arts a Galleries Association CALL for art for their
3rd Annual Square Foot Show
August 5-29, 2014 
Brooklyn, NY
440 Gallery
Annual Theme Show: Food for Thought 
August 21 – September 13, 2014 
Deadline for submissions:  Tuesday, July 1, 2014
What is on the mind of every starving artist? Food! 440 Gallery is seeking entries for their annual summer theme show; this year’s will explore food in all its manifestations from farm to table. The history of art is the history of food: ever since our ancestors depicted the hunt for dinner on the walls of caves, cuisine and culture have always met in art. Consider Van Gogh’s Potato Eaters, Edward Hopper’s Diner, and Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party. In addition to depictions of edibles, artisans shape vessels and embroider linens for the preparation and service of our meals. Artists also confront current issues such as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s), factory farming and our national obesity epidemic. The exhibition will run from Thursday, August 21, through Saturday, September 13, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, August 21, 6:00-9:00 PM.   

Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
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April 16, 2014
Dear Kristin,
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.
Mark your calendar for MAC’s
The Art of Leadership free webinars
Socialize with Us! (moderated panel discussion)
Tuesday May 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a roundtable discussion featuring three arts organizations that are successfully using social media to connect with their audiences. Alpine Theatre Company’s Luke Walrath, Alberta Bair Theater’s Jody Grant and Archie Bray Foundation’s Rachel Hicks will continue the discussion that is featured in the May/June State of the Arts.
Website the Key to Telling Our Story
Wednesday, June 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In this webinar we’ll feature Kalispell’s Glacier Symphony and Chorale’s website with Executive Director Alan Satterlee leading the conversation. This successful website is their primary source for someone to get familiar with the organization. It’s easy to navigate, and highly presentable.  It provides quick up to date access to their programs with highly visible click-through for ticket purchases.  Take a peek at
Watch for Log-in Instructions on MAC’s website
You can join in easily to MAC’s free webinars.  Two weeks before each session, log-on links and instructions will be posted on MAC’s website,
From Americans for the Arts
Helping Art Reach Audiences in the Mobile Space
In this on-the-go era, effectively incorporating mobile into your marketing efforts is a must! Learn the latest tips for connecting with audiences in the mobile sphere.
July 9, 2014 3:00 p.m. ET
From Grantmakers in the Arts
This session will feature the work of Americans for the Arts, the Global Alliance for Arts & Health, and the National Center for Creative Aging, three national service organizations building support for community-based arts programs that serve active military and their families, as well as veterans across the life span. Presenters will be Donna Glassford, Gay Powell Hanna, and Marete Wester.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
From GrantStation
Do you need 501(c)(3) status NOW to get your grant? You may be able to get charitable status without starting an independent charity. In this educational webinar, you’ll learn what fiscal sponsorship is, and what the benefits are. You’ll find out how you can start doing your charitable work now, without having to wait for IRS approval! During this 90-minute webinar, Katie Kern, Director of Program Administration for United Charitable Programs, a national fiscal sponsorship organization, will discuss the ins and outs of fiscal sponsorship and the secrets to finding a sponsoring organization, including: the pros and cons of fiscal sponsorship, managing your grants through a fiscal sponsor, how to find the best fiscal sponsor for your project, how to assess if fiscal sponsorship is right for you and what to look for in a fiscal sponsor (agreements, ownership, transparency, costs, etc.).
Thursday, May 15, 2014
2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Navigating the Maze: A Step-By-Step Guide to Establishing Nonprofit Status (NEW)
Navigating the maze of requirements needed to establish a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation can overwhelm even the most well intentioned founder. Now, Patricia Summers, President of Summers Consulting, can offer you her expert guidance through this entire process, from articles of incorporation to letter of determination. Using a clear and simple language she will offer step-by-step instructions, with a special focus on dissecting IRS form 1023, the required filing for your 501c3 tax exempt status. By the time the webinar concludes you will be able to confidently and knowledgeably take the next steps forward towards actualizing your goal of creating a successful nonprofit.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Fundraising for Social Change
April 28, Billings
April 29, Helena
May2, Kalispell
Creating an Upgrading Team

Webinar sessions and the in-person workshop are scheduled to enable participants to prepare short assignments between sessions, resulting in a completed disaster plan. Participating institutions will be invited to join an informal network of WESTPAS trained personnel to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies involving collections in your region.
Part 1: ON-LINE WEBINARS – Prevention & Preparedness (archived 2½ hours total)
Part 2: IN-PERSON WORKSHOP – Response & Recovery (choose one location/date):
Cody, WY: Buffalo Bill Museum – May 8-9, 2014, beginning 1:45 PM on May 8th
Part of the Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums Annual Conference
Bozeman, MT: Riverside Country Club – May 20, 2014, beginning at 1:00 PM
From GrantStation
Support for Native Organizations in the Pacific Northwest
 Potlatch Fund
The mission of the Potlatch Fund is to inspire and build upon the Native tradition of giving and to expand philanthropy in Northwest Indian Country. The Fund provides support exclusively to Tribes, Tribal nonprofits, Native nonprofits, and Native artists based in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The Fund’s Community Building Grants program supports Native-led organizations that address the root causes of social, economic, environmental, and racial injustices that impact Northwest Natives, with priority given to programs that provide leadership opportunities for Native youth. The Language Preservation and Education Fund promotes language preservation and documentation efforts, educational enrichment, and after-school Native youth programming. The Native Arts program supports individual artists and arts organizations, with an emphasis on projects that address the revitalization of endangered Native art forms through intergenerational opportunities that transfer knowledge from elders to a new generation.
Application deadline for all three programs: June 6, 2014
Support for At-Risk Youth Services
The Street Outreach Program offers support to provide services to youth living on the streets and in unstable situations. The program aims to increase young people’s safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with caring adults, with the goal of getting them off the streets.
Application deadline: May 12, 2014

USArtists International
Accepting grant applications from American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals.
Application Deadline: April 18, 2014

SPARK Leadership Program, Theatre Communications Group
Seeking to provide ten leaders of color with the opportunity to participate in a curriculum that will focus on skill-building, networking and self-awareness.
 Application Deadline: May 5, 2014

Are you a performing arts or arts service organization seeking a new, strategic response to a complex challenge? Apply to the Innovation Lab by May 30.
From First Peoples Fund
The 2014 Artist in Business Leadership Program is an independent business arts fellowship program that features a working capital grant of $5,000 to be used to support a one year marketing plan/strategy or business goal as defined by the artist applicant. Artists will receive technical assistance, a professional network of peers, as well as travel funds to participate in FPF’s individualized professional development workshops. The fellowship also provides a focus on new works to stimulate creativity and a renewal of energy in Native art expression.
Application deadline: September 1, 2014 (postmark deadline)

The 2014 Cultural Capital Program provides tradition bearers of tribal communities the opportunity to further their important cultural work. The program is designed to support previous year Community Spirit Award recipients allowing them to commit more time in teaching and sharing their ancestral knowledge and practices with others who want to learn.

Application deadline: September 1, 2014 (postmark deadline)
The Board of Lake County Community Development Corp, Polson, MT
Executive Director.
The current Executive Director will remain in place until the position is filled and transition is complete.
For complete Job Description contact the Lake County Job Service.
Search reopened for
Position closes Monday, April 28
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.
Stigmart10 Videofocus Biennale
 Seeking submissions of video art, experimental cinema, fashion video and documentary video for publication in an online gallery.
Deadline: April 26, 2014
Call for Submissions, San Francisco Dance Film Festival
 Now accepting submissions of dance-based films for screening during festival.
Deadline: May 1, 2014 
From Montana Nonprofit Association
MAC encourages everyone to participate in this survey!
MNA is once again partnering with Columbia Books to provide current wage and benefit data to Montana’s nonprofit employers.

In 2012, 160 nonprofits from across the state participated in the Columbia Books Wage & Benefit Survey. This year, the Survey will be open in Montana for just three weeks.
The final day to participate is April 30. The results will be available in June or July, 2014.

MNA members who participate in the survey are eligible to receive a FREE copy of the Montana report. Members: if you do not participate in the survey and want to purchase the data later, the report will cost $75 (a 50% savings).

Nonprofits who are not members of MNA are also encouraged to participate in the survey. Non-members can participate and receive a 50% discount on the purchase of the final report.  Non-members: if you do not participate in the survey and want to purchase the data later, the report will cost $150 – so save $75 and complete the survey before April 30!

From Americans for the Arts
 Making Waves: A Guide to Cultural Strategy from The Culture Group explains the concept of cultural strategy-how it works and why it matters. Drawing from historical and contemporary examples, the guide offers practical steps for how the arts and culture can be employed to revolutionize how we advocate and build support for social justice issues. Download the guide.

On September 12, 2013 NOCD-NY convened “Valuing the intersection between arts, culture, and community: An exchange of research and practice.” The exchange brought together members of the NOCD-NY working group and our allies with leading researchers. Read the report.
Introducing the Creative Vitality™ Suite
Building on the success of its Creative Vitality™ Index, a decade-long research project on the arts and creative economy, WESTAF is launching a new online data tool for measuring the creative economy. The new Creative Vitality Suite provides easy and instant access to creative jobs and industry data, cultural nonprofit financial data, workforce demographic information, and state arts agency granting data. Interactive maps and professional reporting tools in the CVSuite™ let users explore and analyze data for every ZIP Code, county, MSA, and state in the nation. For more information or to view a demonstration, please contact Ivan Frias at
WESTAF convened its 15th symposium, Creativity and Innovation in Public Education, March 3-4, at architect Frank Gehry’s studio in Los Angeles. The event, hosted in collaboration with the California Arts Council, was live streamed and video is now available.
From Grantsmakers in the Arts
How is it that the percentages of the U.S. population who had attended an opera performance declined from 3.2 percent in 2002 to 2.1 percent ten years later but the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s ticket sales were up by 15 percent? It’s probably not luck…
From National Arts Marketing Project
 You Had Me at Hello, by Surale Phillips, President, DSP Research, Bozeman, MT
This is your goal with the media when it comes to easing the pain of your unending quest for coverage. Yes, there are still some markets with arts critics and reporters, but they are running to stand still, just like you are. Sure, your real goal is coverage, but you won’t get there unless you have them at hello.
According to the local media panelists I heard this week at a marketing roundtable, most arts groups don’t have them at hello because they haven’t taken the time to master the new rules. I thought now might be a good time for a refresh on what to do and what not to do when it comes to marketing arts events to local media.
New Trends Making Big News
Weighing in about Value
A Neurological Recipe for Success
Presenting the Bard’s COMPLETE Works in Two Years
Is it Time to Grow Up?                                                    
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KarenDe Herman
Montana Arts Council
Arts Organizations April 16 2014