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Learn the Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Professional Chinese Calligraphers coming to Livingston, Montana to teach technique classes. Cost is $35 per person and all materials are provided.
Deadline to sign up is July 5th 2014.
Call Sam at (406) 570-4531 for bookings. Limited seats available.
1708 GALLERY WILL TRANSFORM MONROE PARK
FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL INLIGHT RICHMOND.
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 p.m. to midnight
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. Over 6 years, 1708’s InLight has featured 169 local, national and international artists and artist collectives across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk, and has engaged over 25,000 visitors.
InLight Richmond 2014 will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monroe Park and the surrounding streets, including the Altria Theater. 1708 is pleased to announce that this year’s juror is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Through InLight, 1708 has created an on-going opportunity for Richmond to experience the city in unexpected and surprising ways. The selection of Monroe Park, one of the oldest public spaces in Richmond, continues this tradition of highlighting the histories and imagining the futures of Richmond’s most well-known spaces.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for InLight 2014 including, but not limited to, interactive projects, large-format projections, sculpture and performances that will engage this dynamic site. Featured artists and artist collectives will be announced in early September. For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
InLight 2014 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade, an opportunity for the entire community to participate in InLight.
InLight Richmond is made possible in large part by the generosity and support of our sponsors. Special thanks go out to our sponsors to date including our lead sponsor Altria Group, the Windsor Foundation, MeadWestvaco Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Boitnott Visual Communications, and the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
This afternoon, the U.S. Senate approved by voice vote the nomination of Dr. Jane Chu to lead the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The vote is welcome news to arts advocates, as the NEA has operated without a chair since Rocco Landesman stepped down in December 2012. With the approval of the Senate, Dr. Chu is expected to formally begin her leadership of the agency in the next few days.
Responding to the news, NASAA CEO Jonathan Katz said, “On behalf of all the state and jurisdictional arts agencies, NASAA looks forward to a collaborative and productive working relationship with Dr. Chu, and to welcoming her to the nation’s capital as the new leader of the NEA.”
NASAA plans to organize a collective welcome album from all states and jurisdictions, and will invite Dr. Chu to meet with state arts agency staff and council members at Assembly 2014 in New Orleans this fall.
The Montana Preservation Alliance and the Archie Bray Foundation cordially invite volunteers to assist with the continued preservation and stabilization of Kiln 7 and Kiln 8. Over the past 4 years, teams from the University of Pennsylvania, Montana Preservation Alliance, Archie Bray foundation and many other wonderful people joined together to save these important structures. Through the hard work and dedication of these groups, the preservation and stabilization of Kiln 7 is within reach! This is a fun and exciting opportunity for individuals to directly participate in saving these important structures for future generations and visitors to the Archie Bray complex. Regardless of skill-level or experience, we would love to have you be a part of our team. Even if you are unable to volunteer, please stop in, say hello and share your stories. Matt Morgan from the Montana Preservation Alliance will be supervising and working on the kilns from June 23rd to July 15th. There is also the potential for metal conservation around the kilns, taking place August 6th through August 16th. Primarily the work will consist of repointing the brickwork on several sections of Kiln 7, cleanup of debris and material around Kiln 8, removal of packing rust on Kiln 8’s metal bands, and working on preparing the parapet of Kiln 7 for a membrane roof. Regardless of your skill-level, there is work that everyone will be able to participate in and will bring us that much closer to realizing the completion of Kiln 7. Whether you are able to commit to a couple hours, or days, we would greatly appreciate your help and are looking forward to our continued commitment to the preservation of the Archie Bray complex.
First Peoples Fund is hitting the road… and we’ll be offering our free Native Artist Professional Development Training at locations in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in June and July. At the training, we will work with you to help you grow an arts business. You will have an opportunity to participate in the following:
- Express your personal vision and values that will ultimately become the principal foundation of your business.
- Determine your art marketing, business and financial management abilities using a series of self-assessment tools.
- Plan and set goals leading to weekly and monthly and annual business calendars.
- Budget and establish a successful pricing structure.
- Market your business using a variety of approaches and tools.
- Complete a marketing plan.
Please join us at one of the following trainings below, or forward this email to an artist in the area you think will benefit from this program. Register online today! For more information, contact Logan Anderson, program manager for non-profit partnerships, at (605) 348-0324 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meagan Thompson’s “Holding” Series
Due to the installation of new flooring in the Carle Gallery, viewing of “Out at the Library & LGBTQ Juried Art Exhibit,” has been postponed until Tuesday, June 10th. The opening reception will be held as originally scheduled on Tuesday, June 17th from 5-8pm.
“Out at the Library: Celebrating the James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center,” is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by the San Francisco Public Library, and funded in-part by Humanities Montana, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Out at the Library celebrates the 10th anniversary of the founding of the San Francisco Public Library’s James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center by highlighting its collection and how it ensures the legacy of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. From boots worn by cross-dressing Civil War surgeon Dr. Mary Walker to classic GLBT pulp paperbacks to the 1978 appointment book of assassinated City Supervisor Harvey Milk, the objects and stories in Out at the Library offer compelling views of remarkable and ordinary lives.
Displayed alongside “Out at the Library,” will be a Juried exhibition of art works illustrative of local artist’s experiences as or with members of the LGBTQ community. Accepted works come from the following artists: Dana Reavis (Butte), Makenzie Slokes & Amber Edward (Butte), Christina Carruthers (Missoula), Shari Montana (Missoula), Roberta Zenker (Missoula), Acton Seibel (Missoula), David Mariani Jr. (Great Falls).
This event is free and open to the public. “Out at the Library” will run from June 10th through July 6th.
For more information, contact Nerissa at 723 3361 or email@example.com
VSA – Montana Arts Exhibition
May 27 – July 12, 2014
Opening reception: May 27, 2014, 10am-1pm
Art is for Everyone is the essence of the Education Department at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. It is the museum’s vision to be a venue for all artists regardless of ability or disability. In that spirit, the museum has offeredVSA Arts Open Studio classes since 1996 when The Square became an affiliate for VSA Montana, a chapter of VSA International Arts nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. This exhibition showcases work created in The Square’s VSA classes during the past year.
VSA The International Organization on Arts and Disability is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. The VSA Montana Arts program was founded on the belief that “…the arts belong to everyone and everyone deserves equal access.”
VSA Montana Arts showcases the accomplishments of artists with disabilities and promotes increased access to the arts for people with disabilities. It also provides educators, parents and artists with resources and the tools to support arts programming in schools and communities.
Missoula Art Museum
Classes for Families, Adults, Teens and Kids. Take a look at their offerings for the coming months.
Food For Thought
|The Top 100 CODAawards projects have been announced – now it’s your turn to vote.
We were thrilled to receive 366 entries from 32 countries in 10 different categories. Our esteemed panel of jurors has voted and the Top 100 projects are now live and available for public voting through June 30.
There will be one winner selected by jurors for each of our ten categories, and an additional two winners selected by Public Voting. Stay tuned for news on winners and other announcements. And happy voting!
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Miles City, Montana
To apply, please include:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover letter stating interest
4. Optional; supplemental information such as:
* Separate Bio
* Letter(s) of recommendation or reference
Refer to the included job description for assignment of duties.
Applicants should demonstrate:
*Strong leadership ability.
*Effective oral and writing communication skills to effectively serve as the principal spokesperson for the WaterWorks Art Museum.
* Ability and record of success in fundraising including foundations, businesses and grant sources.
* Accomplished record of developing exhibitions and managing art education programs that have served broad audiences.
* Ability to build relationships with community leaders and stakeholders.
* Financial management and reporting knowledge
* Strong management skills: ability to manage and develop staff, volunteers, budgets, and other resources for the maximum benefit of the Center.
* Professional integrity with strong knowledge of museum professional and ethical standards.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in art history or fine arts, or equivalent experience is preferred.
The center currently has three FTE employees (including Exec. Dir.) and part-time or temporary employees (cleaning, education) as needed/ budgeted.
The Executive Director position salary is negotiable / DOE
with an additional medical insurance plan and a PTO (paid time off) plan that applies to FTE employees.
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately. Qualified applicants will be contacted after a review by the Executive Director and the Personnel Committee.
Education Director WaterWorks Art Museum Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position. Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred. Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities. The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities. This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns. Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit wtrworks.org
2 N. Last Chance Gulch,
Helena MT 59601
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit.
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank
Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines:
Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about opportunities for artists. Examples of artist opportunities can be seen here:
All artist opportunities, calls for entry, residencies, art festivals, art-related jobs and internships, etc, can be submitted at no cost here:
Calls for Visual Artists
Deer Lodge, Montana
Call to Montana Photographers
MSP-Low Side Visitor’s Room
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 MIDNIGHT. M.D.T.
“Images of Home,” The Selection Committee is seeking high quality, Color or B&W, high resolution, digital [or traditional images that can be digitalized] of Montana landscapes, city/town/ghost townscapes, rural settings and community/tribal events, sweeping panoramas and close-up shots of life, adventure, work and leisure in Montana
Who: U.S. Residents, who are Montana Residents
What: Request for Photographs: JPEG or TIFF and RAW formats;
Offer a Brief Bio [500 words] and up to 10 images taken in Montana.
When: Applications open: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Where: Artwork(s) for multiple sites in the MSP- Low Side Visitor’s Room.
How Much: Art Budget: $16,000.00 with Special Considerations for up to 15 photographic images from multiple photographers. Flat fee of $550 per image.
Kim Baraby Hurtle, Percent-for-Art Program Director
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Montana Arts Council, P.O. Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201,
406-444-6639 or 406-444-6430
Two Calls for Missoula Public Art Committee
The selected artist or artist team will create an original artwork to be placed in Silver Park. The artwork to be selected will be centrally located in a vibrant public space between the Clark Fork River and the new, mixed-use Old Sawmill District, and experienced primarily by visitors relaxing or recreating on foot and by bicycle. The City of Missoula Public Art Committee expects the work to be an iconic and enduring landmark of the highest quality in both execution and concept. The commissioned work can be in any durable medium.
The Public Art Committee encourages proposals that balance the artistic design in the artwork with the setting, history, and re-purposing theme of Silver Park. Though well-integrated into its site, the artwork should be very legible as an autonomous artistic intervention in the landscape. At the same time, the artwork must permit the uses and functions of its larger context. Artwork must be safe, durable and low-maintenance in the Missoula climate and park environment. In addition, several interesting “relics,” that is, large, left over rusting hulks of old machinery found at the site, may be utilized or integrated into the artist’s concept, though not required.
Submit by Monday July 28, 2014, no later than 5:00 p.m.
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to create a public artwork that engages play as a theme and activity for Waterfront Seattle, a project to create 20 acres of new parks and public spaces on Seattle’s Central Waterfront. The commissioned work should engage the site as well as the history of art and play, resulting in a work or works that actively support interaction and play.
This call is open to all professional artists who have been practicing for at least five years and have a record of successfully realizing projects in the public realm. Artists may be based outside of the U.S. but must be eligible to work in the U.S.
The budget for conceptual design is $25,000. This amount is inclusive of design, travel, fees, taxes, and other project-related costs. The selected artist will receive an initial contract to develop the artwork concept design. If the design proposal is accepted, the artist will receive a subsequent contract to develop the design and fabricate and install the artwork. Additional funds may be raised privately to supplement the project budget. This project is contingent upon the allocation of future funds, but is expected to range from $250,000 to $500,000.
11 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 (Pacific Standard Time)
Artwork design is funded by 1% for Art funds generated by the design of Waterfront Seattle.
Call for Entries, Fresh Art
Location: Oakland, CA
Deadline: August 5, 2014
A national juried show hosted by the Marin Society of Artists. Accepting entries of digital images of up to three original works completed in the past two years. Open to all media except video and film. Click here to learn more.
The College of Western Idaho art department is accepting applications for the “Visiting Artist” program which will provide an educational experience to CWI students, faculty and the community at large.
Each year this program brings an artist to our campus to present their work in a public lecture, hold studio critiques with art students and teach a two day workshop in our art studio at the College of Western Idaho. The workshops are usually held Friday afternoon and half-day on Saturday for a total of eight hours. Artists are invited to display their work in our gallery space to accompany their residency.
These events will give the CWI community the ability to gain a greater intellectual and cultural perspective of the world around them. Through this program our goal is to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for CWI students and residents of our service area in western Idaho.
Our arts program is relatively new. We offer foundation courses in basic 2-D and 3-D Design, Drawing, Painting, and Digital Photography. We currently enroll approximately 150- 200 students in our studio courses per semester. We are planning in the next 4-5 years to begin offering an associate’s degree in arts and we are seeking to create a unique experience for our students with opportunities like the Visiting Artist Program.
The artist will be compensated $500.00 for their three day visit to the college. The deadline for the application is January 15, 2014. For more information contact Brenda Fisher email@example.com or call (208) 562-3351.
THE FOLLOWING MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE:
· Artist Resume · Artist Statement · Artist Portfolio (10-20 images on a CD) · Workshop Proposal and Outline (detailed explanation of project, timeline/schedule, materials list)
The proposed timeline for the events:
Spring Semester (2015) MARCH 12,13,14th · Thursday evening/artist public lecture & reception · Friday/artist workshop begins (@ 4 hours)/faculty dinner with the artist · Saturday/artist workshop concludes (@ 4 hours)
The Norman Regional Health System and Norman Regional Health Foundation announce a call to artists for the new Moore Medical Center: Art for Healing project.
Art for Healing is announced as an inspiration tribute to honor the courage and caring that took place on May 20, 2013. Care givers, patients and their families will encounter exceptional public artwork at the new Moore Medical Center that represents the community’s resilience. Public artwork will be commissioned and placed both outside and inside the new facility to symbolize “moving forward,” “hope for the future,” innovation, protection, strength and endurance. Deadline for artist submissions is July 17, 2013.
Please see project announcement for additional details.
This opportunity is open to all practicing artists, at least 18 years of age. Artists with prior
public art experience who reside in the State of Oklahoma are encouraged to apply. Artists
residing outside the Central Oklahoma area are eligible, but will be required to travel and
attend meetings within the same budget allocation as local artists. Artists may apply and be
considered independently, as part of a team, or both.
PIY FINAL PRINT EXPO 2014
Open to all photographers who reside in the greater Yellowstone Area (MT, WY, ID). The Photographic Institute of the Yellowstone is calling for photographic work for a juried Photography Expo to be exhibited October 3-31 at the Rocky Mountain College Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Billings, MT. Gallery-framed prints will be accepted August 11 through August 29, 2014 at Photographic Solutions, 138 N. 30th St., Billings, MT 59101. For further information please visit www.piy-yellowstone.org or call Jens Selvig at 406-652-8247.
July 14, 2014 SOUTHWEST ART’s ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE COMPETITION Get yourartwork spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2000! Enter your bestwork in our competition and show us your Artistic Excellence! The 13winning artists will be published in the December 2014 issue ofSouthwest Art and on our website. PLUS one lucky winner will be chosenfor that issue’s cover art. Entry fee. Details: http://www.artistsnetwork.com OR SouthwestArtCompetition@fwmedia.com
2014 Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive at Buffalo, NY
August 5-14, 2014
Early Registration Discount: Register and pay by June 13, 2014
Based on the Center for the Arts, Arts in Healthcare Initiative and Shands Arts in Medicine Program
Open to all levels – intro & advanced tracks available
One and two week program options are available.
Sessions led by Jill Sonke-Henderson from the University of Florida, Center for Arts in Medicine and the Artists in Residence of the Center for the Arts, Arts in Healthcare Initiative.
Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Program Fees: Two week program is $1150 for professionals and $950 for students.
Early Registration Discount: Register and pay by June 13, 2014, two week program fee is $1040 for professionals and $800 for students. Scholarships are available.
Attend One Week only for $700, get the basics in week 1 and come back in the future for the clinical experience.
Those interested in attending Week Two only must have completed previous arts in healthcare training at UB or UF or have advanced arts in healthcare experience.
Presented by the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo and UF Center for Arts in Medicine.
Submissions Requested for 2014 River City Roots Festival Juried Art Show
Fine art artists from around the region are invited to apply for the ninth annual River City Roots Festival Juried Art Show, slated for August 23-24 in Downtown Missoula, Montana. Artists can apply to be juried into the street music and art festival online at
Artists interested in applying for the Art Show must completed the online application process – structured and hosted by Missoula-area business Submittable – by Monday, June 30. Selected artists will pay a booth fee of $125 for the weekend. A panel of judges will review all submissions and choose the Roots Fest Juried Artists for 2014. The Art Show runs on Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24 from 11 am – 7 pm in conjunction with the Music on Main Street. This year’s Art Show Director is MDA volunteer Kari Schauss of DirecTV.
CALL FOR ARTWORK FOR ART MOBILE OF MONTANA EXHIBIT
Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2014
2014/2015 Theme:”Imagine That! Creativity and Innovation.”
Art Mobile of Montanatours an educational art exhibit of Montana artists’ works throughout Montana each year, serving schools and community groups; providing presentations, discussions, and art lessons. See us at www.artmobilemontana.org
Montana artists are encouraged to enter innovative art that piques the imagination, inspiring viewers to look at things in a different way. Art Mobile exhibits promote thoughtful discussion along with appreciation for ideas, craftsmanship, color, design, composition, creativity, and learning. All media accepted. These selected artworks will be shown to thousands of students as well as community members of all ages.
Guidelines and Criteria
- Email a professional digital image of each piece to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2-D art -24″ x 36″ or smaller -in traveling frames (simple and/or shopworn)
- 3-D art -18″ high or less
- Include the following information: Dimensions, Medium, Title and Date made
- 1) Artist’s name 2) Address 3) Phone number 4) email address 5) website, if have
- Email your record of exhibitions
- Take into account that the AMM is a traveling exhibit. We store the 2-D works in ‘Strong Boxes’ with 3 layers of foam. 3-D art is placed in bubble-wrap inside bins and placed in secure storage.
- As an artist for the AMM you are encouraged to attend a presentation when we travel to your area to show and tell about your artwork and answer questions.
- For each image chosen we require a thoughtful artist’s statementabout your art, including something about you to make our presentations interestingfor K-12.
- Submit digital images and questions to Sara Colburn: email@example.com
- After reviewing the images the AMM Board makes a selection of about 30 works.
Montana Arts Council Announces
Next Round of MAP Workshops Opens for Signup
The Montana Artrepreneurship Program (MAP), with a four-year track record of successes that include building a network of artists and helping artists increase their income from art by 150% has opened for signup in 13 Montana areas.
29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous
August 14-17, 2014, Lewistown, MT, MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
Cowboy poets and western musicians interested in performing at the 29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous, August 14-17 this summer are invited to contact: Charlotte Carroll, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-538-3058. Registration forms are online at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
Artist/vendors wanting to participate in the Western Art & Gear Vendor Show (FREE to the public), produced in conjunction with The Gathering on Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16, are encouraged to contact Karen Kuhlmann, email@example.com, 406-538-4575 or go online for information and registration forms at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
Day Headquarters this August will be at The Yogo Inn and Conference Center, 211 E. Main Street in Lewistown. Artist/vendors will be set up indoors or outdoors at The Yogo Inn. The 50+ hourly day-sessions of poetry and music and the poetry/music store featuring the works of participating performers will also be at The Yogo Inn.
For a complete schedule and more details, please go to: MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com. or call, 406-538-4575.
Don’s Store, in Lewistown, currently has tickets for the Thursday night Welcome BBQ and the Saturday night Grand Stage Show starring Sons of the San Joaquin. The 4-day collectible pin passes are also available at Don’s Store.
MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering is a “signature event” for Lewistown and the 2nd oldest gathering in the country….just one year younger than Elko, Nevada, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Calls for Performing Artists
Scholarship announcement for professional performers
Contemporary circus art
Multidisciplinary performing arts
Details on eligibility, program, deadlines and application conditions:
The deadline for initial applications for the fall of 2015 is October 6, 2014.
Penn State provides complete financial support for each graduate student. Assistantships include full tuition waiver and a yearly cash stipend (approximately $13,650, including summer; years 2-3 approximately $13,050). Graduate students will assist in Theatre 100 and various other studios. During the summer following the first year in residence, all graduate students in theatre spend a five week session studying in London. Additional international travel opportunities are available.
This unique Master of Fine Arts degree program
combines traditional director training with the special tools needed for directing in the professional musical theatre. Integrated into the School’s other MFA programs and it’s nationally recognized Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, the applicant will train with acting, dance, voice, and design faculty. The degree candidate will direct a minimum of five projects including a fully mounted thesis production. The program includes several onsite interactions with directors and designers during pre-production and tech in New York City. Students will also intern with a master director on a professional Musical Theatre production. Included in the program is attendance at several Broadway shows per season.
For more information, go to http://theatre.psu.edu/programs/theatre-mfa-directing.
The Artful Manager
The fast and the spurious
May 22, 2014 08:10 am Correlations between data sets are magical things – they tell us that two variables move together, and encourage us to claim that the two are linked. Politicians and advocates do this all the time. We hear it in advertisements and read it in promotional copy. Causality claims are so much part of the chatter around […]
The puppet and the purpose
May 20, 2014 08:13 am Director, writer, performer and puppet maker Eric Bass offers a beautiful essay on what it means (and doesn’t mean) to be a puppet performer. And his points resonate rather deeply with what it means to work expressively in the world. He disputes two myths about puppet performance: That the puppeteer controls the puppet, and that […] (read more)
THE ZELDA FICHANDLER AWARD
With this award, SDCF recognizes the profound impact and honors the legacy of the founders of regional theatre and celebrates the creativity and artistry of theatre around the country. Named after Zelda Fichandler, a founder of the American regional theatre movement, the award celebrates significant achievement in the field, singular creativity and artistry, and a deep investment in a particular region. This award is not for lifetime achievement; the intent is to honor an artist for both accomplishment to date and promise for the future. This award presents an unrestricted grant of $5,000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the national arts landscape through theatre work in a region. For more information, visit Zelda Fichandler Award at www.SDCFoundation.org. Nominations are accepted from May through June 30.
In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills”. Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director’s fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.
Calls for Writers
Our Writing Contests database lists hundreds of legitimate contests for writers. Winning can provide cash awards, residencies, or publication of your poem, short story, essay or book — and even free wine!
Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open
Deadline: June 30, 2014
1st place wins $2,500 and, of course, publication in Glimmer Train Stories.
2nd place wins $1,000 and possible publication.
3rd place wins $600 or, if published, $700.
Open to all subjects, all themes, and every writer. (50% of last year’s Fiction Open winners were their authors’ first published stories.)
Word count: Most submissions to the Fiction Open run 2,000 to 8,000 words, but from 2,000 to 20,000-word stories are fine.
Reading fee is $20 per story. Please, no more than 3 submissions per category.Winners and finalists will be officially announced in the September 1 bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.
Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please notify immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
Stories accepted for publication are presented in a highly regarded print publication where literary short fiction persists in the real world and beyond the next post.
The Poets & Writers Guide to the Book Deal
Updated for 2014
The essential resource for understanding
how the publication process works.
This comprehensive guide provides an overview of how books are acquired, edited, and published, so that you can make informed decisions as you begin to navigate the path to publication. Edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, articles include:
- How books are acquired by editors
- What to look for in a publishing contract
- How the editorial process works
- The author’s role in book jacket design
- The differences between independent publishers and the big houses
- When self-publishing may be your path to a book deal
This file is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader, available free from Adobe Systems, or other software capable of reading PDF files.
POETRY ON BUSES
Deadline June 30thWhat does home mean to you? We want to know! Submit a poem, 50 words or less on the theme “writing home” in English, Somali, Spanish or Vietnamese. Select poems will be displayed on Metro Transit Rapid Ride buses in the fall. 365 poems (a new poem each day) will be posted to poetryonbuses.org.
30th Anniversary Montana Cowboy Poetry Book
Original Poems and Song Lyrics of Performers
In August, 2015, Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous will celebrate its 30th anniversary! This landmark event will be commemorated by the publishing of a 30th anniversary volume of original cowboy poetry selections and original song lyrics written by Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering performers, past, present and deceased.
Contributions are encouraged from ALL who have ever participated and friends and relatives are invited to submit the work of deceased poets and song writers so that they can also be included.
WHAT TO SEND: A 50 word biography and up to three original poems or song lyrics that have been performed at Montana Cowboy Poetry sometime during the last 30 years. If available, please include the year the original piece was written, any dedications, etc.
WHEN TO SEND: The sooner the better. To be included in the commemorative collection, submissions must be received no later than October 1st, 2014, after the 29th, August Gathering. The book will be available prior to the 30th Gathering, August 13-16, 2015!
PREFERRED FORMAT: Preferred format is in the body of an email or attachment to an email. A Microsoft Word Document is the most desired. Also acceptable is a floppy disk with files in Microsoft Word format sent by snail mail. Please be sure to label the floppy disk. If needed, submissions hand written or typed will be re-formatted by Cowboy Poetry board members. Responsibility for the original integrity and authorship of the submissions (originality, spelling, etc.) is assumed by each participant.
ALSO NEEDED: Please include the name of your local newspaper and contact information for it: preferably an email address for Press Releases. Also, if you know of anyone we might have missed who should be receiving notice of this opportunity, PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ALONG TO THEM. THANK YOU.
WHERE TO SEND:
Email to: Stanfel@mdrivers.com
U.S. Postal Service to: Larry & Jane Stanfel, P.O. Box 348, Roundup, MT 59072
Questions? Contact, Larry & Jane Stanfel (above or 406-429-2177) or
Sarah Baxter, MT Cowboy Poetry Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-538-6408,
or Charlotte Carroll, Poet/Musician Coor. for Cowboy Poetry,
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