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June Update from Bella Vista


JUNE UPDATE FROM BELLA VISTA
Director of Photography Alexandra Cuesta with Hiroka Matsushima (Yuri) on set in April 2013.

To our friends near and far,
Greetings from production HQ in Missoula, Montana! Here’s an update on our busy spring!

What’s up?
The journey’s only just begun! We are continuing on the festival circuit for another 6-12 months. In preparation, we’ve been tying up loose ends — namely, a gorgeous final sound mix from our fabulous team at Digital Sorcery. And we’re proud to announce that we recently received a grant to help with finishing from the Montana Arts Council!

Following a North American premiere, we are planning a Montana tour to bring Bella Vista to the beautiful place it calls home. If you’re in Montana and would like to bring Bella Vista to your community, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at bellavista@slowtale.net. Looking forward to distribution, we’ve partnered with a Los Angeles-based sales company to help us explore options. So: stay tuned for information on upcoming screenings this fall, and more, as we continue on this exciting path!
Press
“This is what a debut film from a first time director should look like… [Vera Brunner-Sung] will certainly be a strong voice in the new American independent cinema.” Post-Rotterdam, we’ve collected some lovely acclaim. Check out this report from the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), and, if you read Spanish, this article called “What Cinema Can Do” in the Madrid-based El Estado Mental.
Last but not least…
Perhaps you know that Bella Vista is a recipient of the Montana Film Office’s Big Sky Film Grant. We’ve been hard at work editing behind-the-scenes videos that will be featured on the Film Office’s YouTube channel — you’ll hear from our cast, crew and production team on the development of the film, the experience of working on it, and what we think it means for filmmaking in Montana. We’ll let you know as soon as these are live! Shout outs to Robert Bohannon and Tom Stagg, our intrepid videographers who did an excellent job capturing the life of our set.
That’s a wrap on our June update! Thanks so much for your interest in our film. For all the latest, be sure to visit our website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Have a safe and relaxing summer,

VERA BRUNNER-SUNG, writer & director • JERI RAFTER, producer • BROOKE SWANEY, producer

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June Update from Bella Vista

Arts Organizations June 25 2014


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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.
 2015 Governor’s Humanities Awards
Humanities Montana seeks nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Humanities Awards, to be conferred at a February 19, 2015, ceremony in the State Capitol.
The humanities include the study of literature, history, Native American cultures, philosophy, languages, religious studies and other disciplines.
The deadline is Friday, August 1. Nominations should be no more than 1000 words and should address the nominee’s contributions to the humanities. Nominations for both individuals and organizations will be considered. Members of the Humanities Montana board and its staff are not eligible for consideration, and we cannot honor individuals posthumously.
Nominations should be sent to Governor’s Humanities Awards, Humanities Montana, 311 Brantly, Missoula, MT 59812.
ONLINE LEARNING
from Montana Nonprofit Association
Tuesday – July 8
Interviewing: Doing It Right, Doing It Legally
Tuesday – July 15
Employee Handbooks: To Have or Not to Have
Tuesday – July 22
Confronting and Coaching the Problem Employee
Tuesday – July 29
Discipline and Termination in Montana
From GrantStation
Accurate and thorough administration of current grants is one the biggest predictors of success in getting future grants for your organization. This webinar will give participants a complete tutorial in the administration of foundation, corporate, state, and federal grants. The presentation will include the following topics: the grant agreement, financial recordkeeping, environmental review, labor standards, performance reporting, evaluation, retention of records, and the monitoring visit.
In addition, some general distinctions will be drawn between the grant administration requirements for foundation and corporate grants as opposed to government grants. Finally, some of the possible penalties for non-compliance will be discussed, which will help grant professionals to understand beforehand what obligations come with grants. This webinar will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Proposal writing is the skill most sought after by savvy nonprofit staff members. On the one hand, writing a grant proposal is quite simple and follows a basic formula. However, submitting a proposal may be your only chance to put the case for funding your organization in front of a foundation, so you want to be sure to do it right. In this webinar, Judith Margolin provides invaluable tips on developing a compelling proposal narrative, what your proposal package should include, how to let your funder take the lead, and advice on writing and submission techniques that get your proposal noticed by foundation decision makers. This webinar is for beginning and intermediate grantwriters who want to learn specifically about proposals to foundations. The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014.
From Intermountain West Funder Network
Janis Foster Richardson of Grassroots Grantmakers joins CommunityMatters on Wednesday, July 23 for an hour-long event on grassroots grants. You’ll hear how local governments, nonprofits, foundations and other community groups are supporting everyday people in making positive change through small grant programs.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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Funds Available for Innovative Art Efforts
The Art Works program supports innovative efforts to ensure the vitality of the arts. The application deadline is July 24, 2014.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
WaterWorks Art Museum, Miles City, MT
Two positions are open at WaterWorks in Miles City.
Education Director
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position. 
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately.
Executive Director
Applications are being accepted now and the position will remain open until filled.
Helena Symphony, Helena, MT
Director of Patron Services
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 
Grantsmakers in the Arts, Seattle, WA
In the hopes to have someone to fill this position before this fall, GIA will begin a national search immediately.
Deadline: July 3
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.
 SONGWRITERS: Help ensure competition in the music royalty system
Here’s an interesting opportunity for all of you songwriters and musicians out there. The Department of Justice (DOJ) wants the help of songwriters and composers to review its anti-trust Consent Decree with ASCAP and BMI. These two groups are nonprofit performance-rights organizations that collect licensing fees for their members. A Consent Decree is a judge-ordered settlement agreement; the ASCAP agreement can be found here. The DOJ wants to learn your thoughts on how it can ensure competition in the music royalty system. For more information on the DOJ’s call for comments, please read the press release.
All comments should be submitted by electronic mail to ASCAP-BMI-decree-review@usdoj.gov by August 6, 2014 and will be posted in their entirety for public review at this web address. Information that parties wish to keep confidential should not be included in their comments. Comments may also be sent, preferably by courier or overnight service, to:
Chief, Litigation III Section
Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice
450 5th Street NW, Suite 4000
Washington, DC 20001
 GOOD READING
This post was written by my colleague Nora Grant, Community Programs Coordinator at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.
 “Pop Up” has become an international buzz term to describe ephemeral, experimental projects–from pop up restaurants to pop up boutiques–but a “Pop Up Museum” is still somewhat mystifying. How can you take something as substantial and precious as a museum and add a pop up twist?
As a part of the grantseeking community, you know how important it is to stay on top of trends. The State of Grantseeking reports spotlight recent developments in funding so that organizations can be more strategic in their grantseeking. These free survey results, which reflect the grantseeking experiences of over 1,200 respondents, can serve as benchmarks for organizations to compare their grantseeking efforts with those of other, comparable organizations
   
  
 Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.
Sincerely,
KarenDe Herman
Montana Arts Council
406-444-6430
Arts Organizations June 25 2014

Public Artists June 27 2014


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Dear Public Artist, 
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  General Interest 

“View From a Landing” KBH 2012

 
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.
  
  
  
Helena, MT
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.
  
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
Lewistown, MT
29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous
August 14-17,2014 
MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
Submitted by:  Karen Kuhlmann, Gathering Coordinator,kbkuhlmann@midrivers.com, 406-538-4575
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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, charlihawk@gmail.com, 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, kbkuhlmann@midrivers.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. 
Public Art/Street Art 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm Eastern Time
Public art always had a broad definition, but how does street art fit into this field? Recently, more and more cities and towns have been embracing street art as a community-based initiative in an effort to develop a visual voice for their neighborhoods or districts. Public art programs have begun to develop around or support these community-based forms of expression. In this 60-minute webinar you will learn why street art has become more socially accepted and how in some areas it has developed into coordinated public art programs. This webinar is for public art administrators, community leaders, artists and others who are working in the community arts-sphere.
Presenters:
Vikki Tobak, Public Art Consultant (Moderator)
Monica Campana, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Living Walls
Ben Stone, Executive Director, Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc
Helena, MT
Montana Arts Council MAP Program is accepting Applications from Montana artists.
Great Falls, MT
Paris Gibson Square Museum 
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!
Resources
   Check Art Calls at:
“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
Copyright ©artdaily.org  
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.  
  
  
is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums-anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.
Art-public.com provides access to a vast field of information about contemporary public art and its current developments throughout the world.
JOBS
Executive Director
WaterWorks Art Museum
Miles City, Montana
To apply, please include:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover letter stating interest
3. Resume
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
Ability to develop collaborations among other cultural and educational organizations.
* 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
  
  
Helena, MT
Helena Symphony
Please submit a detailed resume and letter of application to the Executive Director, Ginny Abbott, at executivedirector@helenasymphony.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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 
     
  
Musical America has job opportunities
for artists and
other disciplines. JOB POSTINGS
  
CALLS FOR ART

“Undulations” 2012 KBH
Deer Lodge, Montana 
Call to Montana Photographers
MSP-Low Side Visitor’s Room
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 MIDNIGHT. M.D.T.
Quick Facts
“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: Online application process via Slideroom.com
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.
To Apply:  https://mt.slideroom.com for applicant portal
Kim Baraby Hurtle, Percent-for-Art Program Director
khurtle@mt.gov, or Montana Arts Council, P.O. Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201,
406-444-6639 or 406-444-6430
  
  
  
Missoula, MT  
Two Calls for Missoula Public Art Committee
Direct link to Public Art Call Web Page:
http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/899/Public-Art-Calls
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. 
  
  
Seattle, WA
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.
Eligibility:
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.
Budget:
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.
Deadline:
11 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 (Pacific Standard Time)
Application:
Click here to apply.
Info:
Eric Fredericksen, SDOT Waterfront Project Manager, 206-733-9838

Artwork design is funded by 1% for Art funds generated by the design of Waterfront Seattle.
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 brendafisher@cwidaho.cc 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. 
  
ELIGIBILITY
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.
Request for Qualifications – Call for Artists
Maggie L. Walker Commemoration
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art commemorating Maggie L. Walker.
Submission Deadline: July 18, 2014, 5:00 P.M. EDT
Estimated Budget: $300,000
The RFQ contains the submission requirements and details about the project. Updates to this RFQ will be posted to the City of Richmond Public Art Commission website: www.richmondgov.com/content/CommissionPublicArt/
All questions regarding this RFQ should be directed to Matthew Ebinger, matthew.ebinger@richmondgov.com, 804-646-6308.
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 selectedartworks 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 scolburn@acsol.net
  • 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: scolburn@acsol.net
  • After reviewing the images the AMM Board makes a selection of about 30 works
Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Public Art (SPA) seeks artists interested in creating temporary installations, performance-based and participatory artworks in a variety of locations during SPA’s upcoming new fiscal year (July 2014 through June 2015). Selected artists will be held on a pre-qualified list to be potentially commissioned by SPA for temporary project opportunities throughout the 2015 fiscal year (FY15).
This is a new call to artists and selection process being adapted by SPA in order to best respond to an ever-increasing volume of temporary projects and event-based artworks. SPA anticipates 10-20 temporary project opportunities during FY15 to be offered to selected artists on the pre-qualified list resulting from this call to artists. The majority of these projects are planned for the next annual Canal Convergence event in February 2015 with an additional large scale opportunity at the Scottsdale Arts Festival in March 2015. Some additional project opportunities in new locations are in the process of being confirmed at this time.  
Venice, Italy
Venice Art Project
With the Patronage of the Veneto Region and the City of Venice, the Venice Printmaking Studio has established the Venice Art Project. The mission of this project is to contribute a broad cultural creative presence to the city of Venice by hosting international artists working and exhibiting in Venice, for the International Glass Biennial Exhibition.
  
Thank you for your interest in being a part of this international artistic project. Each accepted artist will spend three weeks in Venice, experiencing the city through painting, drawing, watercolour, printmaking, collage, or other graphic work. One chosen piece of each artist’s work will then be translated into a work of glass in collaboration with the glassmaster of Scuola del Vetro di Murano. During your stay you will be provided with accommodation in the Venice Art Project’s residency apartment.
  
You will have at your disposal a studio space set up according to the technique you will use, along with all materials necessary to realize the work. The maximum dimension of the works will be 80 x 100 cm (approx. 2.6 feet by 3 feet). All the works created will remain as property of the artist, including the translated glass-works, to be shipped to you at the end of the exhibition.
  
We are in the process of securing the famous historical environment of the Venice Arsenale to host The International Glass Biennial Exhibition opening in May 2015 at the Arsenale di Venezia. The exhibition will be limited to 40 artists. The artists will be invited in groups of five for three weeks starting immediately, April 23rd, 2014. The deadline for the completion of all works is February 1st, 2015.
  
Each edition will be organized by a museum curator; the first edition will be arranged by Courtney McNeil, Curator of the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia, USA. As a sign of gratitude, the catalogue will dedicate a page to you and to the Institution that supports your participation in the Venice Art Project.
  
The participation in the project requires a contribution of €3,000 to cover the organization expenses: costs of work facilities and equipment, supplies, housing, glass foundry fees, and catalogue printing.
Artist’s travel expenses, meals, and shipping costs for artwork are not provided.
To apply, please submit the following materials to info@veniceprintmaking.it
– 10 jpeg images of your art
– CV or resume
Application materials are being accepted immediately. You will be notified via email regarding the status of your application. Upon notification of acceptance, a 50% non-refundable deposit will be due within 30 days. The remaining 50% fee will be due no later than 1 month prior to the start of your residency in Venice. (Please note, the fee is listed in EUROS).
The deadline for the completion of all work for the Venice Art Project is February 1, 2015.
Email application materials to: info@veniceprintmaking.it
  

Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
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Creative Pulse: Master's Degree in Integrated Arts and Education
Creative Pulse: Master’s Degree in Integrated Arts and Education
Greetings,
Last week I spent a few days in Missoula, where I participated in Creative Pulse, a fantastic summer graduate program for educators that helps them find new ways to integrate creativity and the arts into their teaching practice.  Last week’s seminar on the arts and school culture was led by UM professors Karen Kaufmann and Lori Gray.  I was inspired by the energy and creative risk-taking of the teachers in the room, who came from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii to participate.  I can’t wait to see how these teachers transform the learning environment for their students when they return to their classrooms!
This June, the Montana Arts Council would also like to say thank you and farewell to one of our Arts Education Registry Artists, Phoebe Toland, who is moving to Washington after many years in Helena.  The Helena Independent Record wrote a lovely article on her work as an artist and teacher, and we wish her well in her next chapter. 
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
Happy Summer, Emily 
p.s. I’m heading for vacation, so we’ll be skipping the newsletter on July 9.  See you on the 16th!
Montana Digital Professional Learning Network offers summer course on arts integration
  
The Montana Digital Professional Learning Network brings the Montana Common Core Standards (MCCS) to the fingertips of schools across our state, through a variety of high quality online professional development opportunities.
  
This summer, the MDPLN is offering two, four-week courses designed for classroom teachers and arts specialists who want to learn more strategies for integrating visual arts with the Common Core:
  
  
  
Courses are free and OPI renewal credits or graduate credits are available through the University of Montana.  Courses are taught by Cathryn Sugg. 
Artists in Schools and Communities FY15 Grant Cycle NOW OPEN! 
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 ekohring@mt.gov with questions. 
  
Opportunities
In preparation for the upcoming exhibition, The Art of the Brick®, the Yellowstone Art Museum is putting out a call for donations of gently used and/or unwanted LEGO® brand bricks. Get ready for some fun with The Art of the Brick®, opening at the YAM September 4,2014! Lawyer-turned-artist Nathan Sawaya devotes his time to building sculptures from the beloved plastic LEGO® building blocks. The exhibition comprises works that each take hundreds of hours to complete and use up to 500,000 LEGO® building blocks apiece. Since their invention in the 1940s, LEGO® toys have inspired engineers, inventors, and artists (as well as children), and Sawaya builds on personal memories and international LEGO®-building achievements. Visitors will be able to build their own LEGO® toy sculptures in a special section in this exhibition. The emphasis will be on fun and creativity in this exhibition that demonstrates what is possible when someone takes a familiar thing or idea one step further. We’re asking people to donate their unwanted LEGO® bricks. These donations will help fill our hands-on building station, and provide our many visitors with an activity that sparks their creativity. Donations may be delivered to the museum at 401 N. 27th Street, Billings, Tuesday through Sunday, labeled ATTN: Liz Harding.
Register now the AEP 2014 National Forum on Arts and Education: Preparing Students for the Next America in and through the Arts.  Featuring 21 concurrent sessions on issues in arts education from presenters across the nation.
AATE is a wonderful organization for theatre educators, and this year’s conference will be conveniently held in Denver from July 30-August 3.  Registration is now open. 
Rhonda Long, Superintendent of Schools for Fergus County has announced that again this summer, teachers can earn up to 6 hours of Continuing Education credit for attending various sessions at the 29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering, August 14-17, 2014 in Lewistown, MT.  
The 6 hours of credit can be earned by attending the 50+ hours of cowboy poetry and western music offered in the day sessions at The Yogo Inn on August 15 and 16, or by attending the Saturday night Grand Stage Show starring SONS OF THE SAN JOAQUIN at the Fergus Center for the Performing Arts on August 15th.   Schedules and details are available at:  MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.  Montana Cowboy Poetry celebrates and presents an oral history of the American cowboy of the upper Rocky Mountain west and the Montana Territory through poetry verse and music lyrics. 
Rhode Island School of Design launched an innovative mapping tool to visualize STEAM activity worldwide during a STEAM Industry briefing held on Capitol Hill, May 7, 2014 in cooperation with U.S. House STEAM Caucus Co-Chairs Suzanne Bonamic (OR) and Aaron Schock (IL).
Add your organization or yourself to the Map, to reveal the growing STEAM network, share what’s working and show decision makers where STEAM is happening.
STEAM is a movement that advocates adding art and design to the national STEM agenda, to develop the creative problem solving necessary to foster economic growth and competitiveness in the coming century. Facilitating the growing national STEAM movement is at the heart of the project — RISD hopes the Map will accelerate the proliferation of good ideas. We know there are some Montana organizations doing great STEAM programs . . .
 Cool Resource of the Week
Whether you are looking for resources related to integrating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) or infusing arts, design, and humanities to transform STEM into STEAM, this curated compilation will help you strategize around different approaches to integrated studies.
 Advocacy and Research
Jane Chu of Kansas City, MO has been confirmed by the Senate as the new Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Click above to hear a greeting from her, and listen to a podcast interview.   
                   
Silicon Valley Creates, in partnership with the Silicon Valley Business Journal, published a report in May highlighting the importance of the arts to childhood development and detailing the work being done to ensure that every child has access to creative outlets.
  
 Articles of Interest for Arts Educators 
For those of you interested in how to integrate the “A” for arts and make STEM into STEAM, this article is a great resource for planning STEAM lessons. 
Edutopia does a great service to arts education by publishing some fantastic articles.  This one is a few years old, but it is worth reading about a Maryland middle school transformed by arts integration.
For the last five years, students in New Jersey have been viewing paintings, photographs, sculptures and illustrations to develop skills essential for strong reading comprehension.
 Job Opportunities
Two great opportunities for artists and arts administrators interested in taking the helm of this cultural gem in beautiful Eastern Montana:
Applications are being accepted and position will be open until filled.
The Education Director is a teaching artist position.  Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately. 
 
  
The Montana Arts Council is the agency of state government established to develop the creative potential of all Montanans, advance education, spur economic vibrancy and revitalize communities through involvement in the arts.
  
Sincerely,
  
  
Emily Kohring
Director of Arts Education
Montana Arts Council
ekohring@mt.gov / (406) 444-6522
Twitter: @BigSkyArtsEd
  
  
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Livingston, MT
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.
Helena, MT
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 logan@firstpeoplesfund.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 ncook@buttepubliclibrary.info

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, MT
Missoula Art Museum
Classes for Families, Adults, Teens and Kids.  Take a look at their offerings for the coming months.  
 Food For Thought
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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!
Webinars
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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. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
  
Resources
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Published by Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Check Art Calls at:
Digital Media Arts 
Literary Arts
Multidisciplinary Arts 
Performing Arts 
Visual Arts
General Opportunities
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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Bored Panda website   Needing some inspiration?  Try this online magazine: Panda.com.  It is full of the most unusual artistic ideas. 
   
Jobs
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Executive Director
WaterWorks Museum
Miles City, Montana 
To apply, please include:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover letter stating interest
3. Resume
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
Helena, MT
Job Posting
Helena Symphony
Ginny Abbott
Executive Director
Helena Symphony
406-442-1860
2 N. Last Chance Gulch,
Helena MT 59601
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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

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Deer Lodge, Montana 
Call to Montana Photographers
MSP-Low Side Visitor’s Room
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 MIDNIGHT. M.D.T.
Quick Facts
“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: Online application process via Slideroom.com
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.
To Apply:  https://mt.slideroom.com for applicant portal
Kim Baraby Hurtle, Percent-for-Art Program Director
khurtle@mt.gov, or Montana Arts Council, P.O. Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201,
406-444-6639 or 406-444-6430
  
  
Missoula, MT
Two Calls for Missoula Public Art Committee
Direct link to Public Art Call Web Page:
http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/899/Public-Art-Calls
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.
  
  
  
Seattle, WA
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.
Eligibility:
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.
Budget:
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.
Deadline:
11 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 (Pacific Standard Time)
Application:
Click here to apply.
Info:
Eric Fredericksen, SDOT Waterfront Project Manager, 206-733-9838

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 brendafisher@cwidaho.cc 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.  
ELIGIBILITY
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.
Registration information:   
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.
For more information, please contact Katherine Trapanovski at (716) 645-0891 or artsinhealth@ubcfa.org, and visit our website at www.ubcfa.org.
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 scolburn@acsol.net
  • 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: scolburn@acsol.net
  • 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. 
  
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Lewistown, MT
29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous
August 14-17, 2014, Lewistown, MT, MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
Submitted by:  Karen Kuhlmann, Gathering Coordinator, kbkuhlmann@midrivers.com406-538-4575
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, charlihawk@gmail.com, 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, kbkuhlmann@midrivers.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
Dance
Theatre
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
pale-pink-tulips.jpg 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
Andrew Taylor
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
Andrew Taylor
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.
DENHAM FELLOWSHIP
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
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Writing Contest
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
Prizes:
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.
Other considerations:
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, calam@lewistown.net, 406-538-6408,
or Charlotte Carroll, Poet/Musician Coor. for Cowboy Poetry,
charlihawk@gmail.com.  406-538-3058
 
Poets & Writers Magazine
The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Harper Perennial, 2006) by William Zinsser (read more here)
Glimmer Train’s Newsletter:
Writers Ask is filled with accomplished creative-writing teachers and authors’ practical and thought-provoking insights into creating substantial fiction. Subscribe for just $22/year for US delivery.
Topics in Issue 63:
Beginnings, Relationship to Reader, Forms, The Writing Life
Also in this issue, Frederick Reiken’s 900-word Focus:
Separating Author, Narrator, and Character.
See a list of our Writers Ask contributors.   
Nathan Bransford
Writers can be a superstitious lot. A coffee mug that confers special powers. An exacting but necessary pre-writing routine that must be adhered to before sitting down to write. A snack that is crucial for proper brain functioning.
Literary Magazines and resources: 
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Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
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Artists June 25 2014