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July 25, 2014
Dear Public Artist, 
Greetings! You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to your favorite features in the adjoining sidebar.
Thanks for reading, Kim
  General Interest 

“View From a Landing” KBH 2012

 
Bella Vista
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!
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.
  
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
Helena, MT
Montana Arts Council MAP Program is accepting Applications from Montana artists.
Great Falls, MT
Paris Gibson Square Museum 
Food for Thought
Being creative is about utilizing the tools you have to make situations better. Whether the problem has to do with the business or personal world, creativity is what drives the solution. Innovation is the product of creativity. World-changing solutions and compromise in relationships don’t just happen. People are responsible for social change.
Creativity is responsible for everything that we have today. Someone came up with an idea that  you are reaping the benefits of. Today we thank a very creative Californian for the reminder on how to ensure your imagination is still thriving.
We are already full of ideas. They shape everything we do, everyday. Yet it is important to strive for understanding. Reading more and listening to others can help you put life in a new light. Making adventure happen by traveling, taking the bus, or just experiencing something new will make you use new thoughts and strategies.
While exposing ourselves to all things new and making sure we stay on our toes is important to being able to innovate, we need to be able to feel comfortable and safe in where we are in life. Going for a walk and spending time in nature is critical in feeling grounded. Admiring the music you love and reminding yourself that YOU are YOU and the only YOU is by far most important.
You only have as much potential for change as you allow yourself to have. However, your potential is contingent on how creative you are.
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

Commission of Artwork along the James River

Riverfront Public Art Project #1
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along the James River adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways.
Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014, 5:00 P.M. EDT
Estimated Budget: $200,000
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.
Art in Public Spaces program of the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA)
Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, CT
RFQ Deadline:  August 27, 2014 (see important note below)
Budget:  $240,000
More info at the link below:
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is no application process.  And there is no need to submit a new registration if one is already on file in our online Art in Public Spaces Registry.  Our database is designed to minimize repetitive tasks so register once with a variety of images and update your file once every year or two with recent work samples. 
  
Seattle, WA + Conductive Garboil Grant
Seattle artist Su Job envisioned and endowed this annual non-restricted grant of $3,000 for artists who have demonstrated a profound ability to challenge the limits of creative discourse and its effects on our society, pushing the artistic art beyond accepted limits, definitions, or purposes while engaging audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex.
Individual artists or artist teams working in any media or discipline can apply. Applicants must be Seattle residents and have a significant connection to the Pioneer Square neighborhood.
Eligibility: Open to artists and artist teams residing in Seattle, WA
Deadline: August 11, 2014, 5pm
Award: $3,000
Information: www.garboil.org
El Paso, TX + Zoo Plaza
The city of El Paso Public Art Program of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-integrated artwork or artworks for the El Paso Zoo Plaza Area.
Eligibility: Open to all professional artists or artist teams.
Deadline: August 14, 2014, 5pm
Budget: $150,000
Information: www.elpasotexas.gov
Urbana, Illinois
The Urbana Public Arts Program in Urbana, Illinois is seeking artists to display sculptures in our community. Selected sculptures will be installed in the community metro area and will serve as major visual anchor points, community identity and a statement that creativity and art are of vital importance to our existence in Central Illinois.
Deadline: September 5, 2014 5:00pm CST
Honorarium
The Public Arts Program will offer selected artists an honorarium in an amount not to exceed $2,000.00 for the temporary lease of the artwork, transportation to and from the installation site, food & lodging, and artist fees for on-site availability during installation and de-installation. If multiple pieces are selected from one artist an honorarium will be awarded for each piece. The Public Arts Program will provide logistical and staff support, site design parameters, and incur the costs associated with site preparation and promotional events and materials.
For questions and additional information, please contact Lisa Hatchadoorian at Urbana’s Public Art Program at (217) 328-8265 or by e-mail to lhatchadoorian@urbanaillinois.us  
PHOTOTAXIS 2014 is ready for your submissions. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.
Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that you do not have to attend to submit your work. All you need is a desire to have your work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm to show off your printed work. If you have paid to submit to the slideshow than you are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of your work for everyone to view.
Here are the details: http://www.phototaxismt.org
  

Click on the project you’re interested in to learn more about it!
  
Alexander Montessori School
DEADLINE: August 1, 2014

Alexander Montessori School is building a state-of-the-art structure at its Ludlam Road Campus which will house the reception and new upper school classrooms, library, science lab, and administrative offices. The school is seeking a qualified and inspired artist to design an “art box” to be located at the entry to the reception volume. This art box will be an outdoor room through which all visitors, students, and staff shall enter the school campus. It shall consist of three sides (the canopy above will be completed by the architect), and embody the spirit of the Maria Montessori learning philosophy and the unique South Florida environment. The artist is not limited in materials, other than it must be sturdy and meet the requirements of structures built within the requirements of the Florida Building Code. Once the artist is selected, he/she will work closely with the architect and client on the existing conditions, building size, and design intent. Total project budget: $25,000 – $30,000.

 
The deadline for submission is August 1, 2014.
 
Applications and questions regarding the project should be sent to Katie Rothfield at: alexanderartbox@yahoo.com
  
Interested applicants should visit http://alexanderartbox.wordpress.com/ for instructions on how to apply and additional information.

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.  

Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
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Public Artists July 25, 2014

Arts Organizations July 24, 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.
ONLINE LEARNING
Is your community a place for possibilities? Can residents bring their ideas to life, take risks, make connections and hone their creative skills?

Grassroots grantmaking focuses on helping people-powered organizations turn possibilities into realities. Through small grants, residents move from dreaming to doing and become critical change makers in their community.

Janis Foster Richardson, executive director of Grassroots Grantmakers, joins CommunityMatters on Thursday, July 31 for an hour-long webinar. You’ll hear how local governments, nonprofits, foundations and other community groups are supporting people in making positive change. 

 Thursday, July 31, 2014 4-5 PM EDT
 
From Creative Capital
Webinars are $25 each.
Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
This webinar will examine the seven elements of strategic marketing, and how we can use them to advance our communities and careers. For a sneak peek of what you can expect from this webinar, take a look at Brian’s recent posts on Creative Capital’s Blog The Lab here and here.
Monday July 28, 7:00-8:30pm EST
Artist-Community Engagement, with Stephanie Bleyer
Led by Stephanie Bleyer, this 90-minute webinar will highlight effective practices for community outreach & engagement based on several action-oriented case studies. Artists of all disciplines will learn how to produce effective engagement campaigns for artwork that contains social justice content.
Thursday July 31, 7:00-8:30pm EST
  
 NATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Performing Arts
The Observership Program grants emerging directors and choreographers paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country.
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Residency
Offering two to eight week residencies for writers, visual artists, and music composers. Housing, studio space, and stipend are provided.
Deadline: September 1, 2014
Professional Development
Convening presenters, artists, and agents around the shared goal of programming live performances. The conference features 185 exhibits, over 170 performances, networking, speakers, classes and workshops. Four days in Seattle of artistic exploration, insight, and business.
September 2-5, 2014
  
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
falling_change_giving.jpgMT Office of Tourism
The 2014 Tourism Infrastructure Investment Program (TIIP) Grant Funding Pool is $500,000.
Application deadline is 5 pm, Friday, August 1.
All TIIP Materials are available at http://travelmontana.mt.gov/forms
Any TIIP Grant questions can be directed to MT Office of Tourism’s Victor Bjornberg, 841-2795, vbjornberg@mt.gov
Humanities Montana
The next deadline for regular, major, and film and digital grants is August 20th.
We will begin considering Opportunity Grant applications once again on October 1, for programs taking place November 1 or later. Full information on grant guidelines and deadlines is available at the grants section of our website.
  
State of Montana
Your Sponsors, Montana Ambassadors and Montana Economic Developers Association, encourage you to attend these key Montana Main Street Project Regional Meetings to build a business plan for Montana by Montanans. Register today and plan to attend!
The Main Street Montana Project recognizes that each region of Montana has unique assets, strategies, challenges and characteristics.  The goal of the Regional Meetings is to facilitate a work session that focuses on the Five Pillars, Goals and Objectives of the Main Street Montana Project Business Plan.  Through this process, regional priorities will be identified, action plans will be formulated, and work teams will be formed.

Please join us to create a regional implementation plan for the Main Street Montana Project.  Register to receive a name tag, which is your lunch ticket! Meeting sites for each regional meeting location are identified in the registration process.

Regional Meetings take place from 10 am – 4 pm:
Southwest Region: Fairmont, August 11th
North Central Region: Great Falls, August 19th 

USArtists International
The guidelines and online application are now available for the 2015 USArtists International program. The program provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists from across the country who have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and, new this year, performing arts markets anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories.
The application deadline for the first of three grant rounds of the 2015 program is Friday, September 5, 2014 for projects taking place between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015. This is a submission deadline.
Additional deadlines for the 2015 program cycle include:
December 5, 2014 for projects taking place between March 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016
April 17, 2015 for projects taking place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016
The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of tribal Nations. The Fund’s primary grantmaking program areas include the following: Arts and Cultural Expression, Environmental Health and Justice, Human Rights, Sustainable Communities, Intergenerational Leadership, and Women’s Leadership. Grants from $600 to $5,000 are provided to Native communities that address one or more of the Fund’s program areas. The upcoming application deadline is September 15, 2014. (Mini-grants of up to $500 are reviewed throughout the year.) Application guidelines and forms are available on the Fund’s website.
 GENERAL INTEREST
Check out GreatNonprofits
Summer is an ideal time for exploring. If you haven’t taken a walk through GreatNonprofits, I highly recommend you take five and do it. This website is supported by several rock stars in the world of philanthropy who want to make real-time information about nonprofits widely accessible. You know how we cannot resist looking at ratings on Travelocity, Zagats or Amazon? Apply the same concept to nonprofits and you have GreatNonprofits. The site is designed to “allow people to find, review, and share information about great — and perhaps not yet great — nonprofits and charities.” The site is refreshing, efficient and beneficial.
SURVEY OF CULTURAL WORKERS

Dear Colleagues,

My name is Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler. I am currently conducting a national study of U. S. cultural workers. I write to humbly ask if you will encourage all of your staff, as well as all cultural workers whose primary responsibilities are administrative and/or managerial from your respective states to participate in a 10 minute on-line survey. 
Your participation is critically important because no study has broadly examined administrative and managerial cultural workers since 1987. That’s a 25 year gap in knowledge about the demographic profile, early exposure to arts education, income levels, benefits, and job satisfaction of administrative and managerial cultural workers in the U.S.
To date, I have collected approximately 287 responses to the survey. However, my goal is attain at least 750 responses. You and your constituents may easily access the survey here.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via e-mail. Thank you for you consideration.
Sincerely,
Antonio C. Cuyler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Arts Administration & Coordinator of Internships
Department of Art Education
Florida State University
1072 WJB-1232
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1232
Office Phone: (850) 645-0473
Skype: acuyler78
Fall 2014 Office Hours: Wednesday (1 – 4 pm) by appointment only.

  
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Arts Organizations July 24, 2014

Sandra Dal Poggetto: Meditations on the Field


Sandra Dal Poggetto
American Fork #11
2013-14
oil, soft pastel, charcoal, buckskin danglers on canvas
90 x 109 5/8 inches

 

Sandra Dal Poggetto:
Meditations on the Field

Exhibition on view July 17 – September 27, 2014.

Sandra Dal Poggetto’s solo exhibition of new and recent large-scale works draws on and deconstructs Euro-American pictorial language and American Indian visual traditions to create uneasy syntheses.
In addition, Dal Poggetto has selected objects from MMAC’s Permanent Collection to illustrate philosophical and aesthetic understandings of the human relationship to the natural world. 

Montana Museum Of Art & Culture
University Of Montana

Meloy & Paxson Galleries at the PARTV Center
406.243.2019
museum@umontana.edu
www.umt.edu/montanamuseum
 
Download a copy of the exhibition catalogue by clicking here.

Special Events


Thursday, September 11, 2014
7:00pm
Meloy Gallery, UM PARTV Center 

In the Gallery with artist Sandra Dal Poggetto who will give an overview of her new large scale American Fork paintings within the exhibition.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
5:00-5:45pm
Masquer Theatre, UM PARTV Center 

A conversation with artist Sandra Dal Poggetto and Mark Stevens, art critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of DeKooning: An American Master.

5:45-7:00pm
UM PARTV Center Lobby

Closing Reception

Docent tours available upon request. All tours begin in the PARTV Center Lobby.
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July 23, 2014
Greetings,
July is not just a great time for recreation of all kinds in the Big Sky, it’s also a great time to take in loads of family-oriented arts activities, and many of them free and outdoors.  Just last weekend, my family joined about 15,000 other music lovers at the Helena Symphony’s Symphony Under the Stars, and this coming weekend there will be any number of art fairs, concerts and live theatre to enjoy (check out the tour schedule of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks here).   
It’s also a peak time for planning for the fast-approaching school year, and I’ve been fielding many phone calls and emails from artists and potential sponsors about arts learning projects eligible for funding in our Artists in Schools and Communities grant category.  It is not too late to receive funding for this year!  We’ll give away the funds until they are gone. See below for more information about bringing a teaching artist to your school, after school program or community organization.  Did you know we fund programs that provide hands on learning in the arts to adult learners, too?  Call me for more information. 
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
Look for a big announcement in August’s first newsletter!
Cheers, Emily 
 In the Spotlight: Photovoice 
KELSEY JAE WARDWELL Missoulian
Photo by Kelsey Jae Wardwell/Missoulian
This summer, students from C. S. Porter and Washington Middle Schools in Missoula are participating in the inaugural Photovoice project through the Flagship programs at both schools.  Students are honing their photography skills under the tutelage of photographer Brian Christianson, and learning to explore Missoula with a photographer’s eye.  The program capped off with an exhibit of student work at the Zootown Arts Community Center, and you can read more about it in the Missoulian.  The project was funded in part by an Artists in Schools and Communities grant from the Montana Arts Council. 
Artists in Schools and Communities FY15 Grant Cycle open and funding is STILL AVAILABLE
Grants for Arts Learning Projects through June 30, 2015
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
The mission of the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education is to promote the integration of the arts into all educational programs, with a special focus on children who learn in different ways.
The foundation is accepting grant applications from educators who need financial assistance to maintain or implement an arts education program. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming. Although the purpose of the grant program is to assist teachers who wish to establish an effective way of using the arts to teach children who learn differently, proposed projects must serve all children in the classroom, including those with no trouble learning in a general education setting.  Teachers of pre-K-12 children are eligible to apply.
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.
IRS rolls out new 1023-EZ for exempt applications
This may be of interest to any artists or arts groups who have ever been interested in incorporating as a non-profit organization to access funding–the process just got easier:  
Last week, the IRS gave the official launch to the new Form 1023-EZ, a shorter version of the traditional application for groups seeking 501(c)(3) exempt status. The tax agency announced a streamlined version was forthcoming in March and solicited public comments. According to the press release, as many as 70 percent of 501(c)(3) hopefuls are eligible to submit the three-page form, edited down from the 26-page original, which is available to certain organizations with gross receipts up to $50,000 and assets up to $250,000. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said the change will reduce wait times for applicants and enable his agency to “devote more compliance activity on the back end to ensure groups are actually doing the charitable work they apply to do.” Unlike its longer counterpart, the Form 1023-EZ must be filed electronically. Some sector leaders raise concerns about the new form, including the fact that applicants miss the educational benefits inherent in completing the full Form 1023. Source: IRS Press Release, BNA Daily Tax Report
 
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. 
 Advocacy and Research
A 1993 study of college students showed them performing better on spatial reasoning tests after listening to a Mozart sonata. That led to claims that listening to Mozart temporarily increases IQs – and to a raft of products purporting to provide all sorts of benefits to the brain. In 1998, Zell Miller, then the governor of Georgia, even proposed providing every newborn in his state with a CD of classical music. But subsequent research has cast doubt on the claims.
A very interesting infographic with lots of cool facts and data in support of not just increased STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, but also STEAM (insert the A for arts!) education in schools. 
  
 Cool Resource of the Week
The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) provides a very thorough webpage with information that can help classroom teachers, arts specialists, teaching artists and administrators make the link between the arts and the common core standards.  It also includes resources for the new National Core Arts Standards. 
  
 Articles of Interest for Arts Educators 
A recent high school grad says public schools need more arts education. His eloquent essay explains why, from the perspective of a young person. 
Michelle Obama says every arts organization in the country should embrace the mission of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, which focuses on education. Six million American children attend schools with no art or music classes, she said at the museum’s inaugural Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon.
A great model for inclusion in the music room–a classically-trained instrumental music teacher uses everyday technology to allow students with disabilities to play. 
From The Atlantic magazine, argues that the best education enables artistic voice and creative habits of mind
Good food for thought for all arts teachers. Not all arts education is equal. 
 Job Opportunities
Professional artists are invited to apply to the Nevada Arts Council’s Artists in School + Communities Roster.
An online resource for schools, organizations and communities seeking to engage teaching artists, the roster will offer two tracks – an Education Track for arts-based learning experiences in pre-K-12 settings, and a Community Track for arts-based learning experiences in community settings. Artists may apply in one or both tracks. Application is not limited to Nevada artists. Applications and support material from artists and ensembles, including those in the folk and traditional arts, will be accepted through August 15, 2014. Roster applications will be reviewed by a panel of specialists in the early fall.  For questions contact: Maryjane Dorofachuk, Arts Learning Coordinator, 702.486.3738.
NASAA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership association that unites, represents, and serves the nation’s state and jurisdictional arts agencies which support excellence in and access to the arts. NASAA looks to fill the position of CEO. A passionate and knowledgeable advocate for the arts and effective arts policy, NASAA’s CEO will have a well-rounded set of competencies that distinguish him/her from others in the field as a persuasive leader with the ability to set and attain goals.
 
  
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
  
  
Arts Education July 23, 2014

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General Interest 
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Bella Vista
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!
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.
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
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
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
By J.P. Blackard
Being creative is about utilizing the tools you have to make situations better. Whether the problem has to do with the business or personal world, creativity is what drives the solution. Innovation is the product of creativity. World-changing solutions and compromise in relationships don’t just happen. People are responsible for social change.
Creativity is responsible for everything that we have today. Someone came up with an idea that  you are reaping the benefits of. Today we thank a very creative Californian for the reminder on how to ensure your imagination is still thriving.
We are already full of ideas. They shape everything we do, everyday. Yet it is important to strive for understanding. Reading more and listening to others can help you put life in a new light. Making adventure happen by traveling, taking the bus, or just experiencing something new will make you use new thoughts and strategies.
While exposing ourselves to all things new and making sure we stay on our toes is important to being able to innovate, we need to be able to feel comfortable and safe in where we are in life. Going for a walk and spending time in nature is critical in feeling grounded. Admiring the music you love and reminding yourself that YOU are YOU and the only YOU is by far most important.
You only have as much potential for change as you allow yourself to have. However, your potential is contingent on how creative you are
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
wooly-bell-sheep.jpgWhere Many Us Go for Technical Information on Paints:  Golden Paints and their newsletter
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
Copyright © artdaily.org
  
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
facebook.com/helenasymphony
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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September 15, 2014
South Shore Art Center inCohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive,imaginative imagery using paper. Show dates October 24 – December 21,2014. Opening Reception October 24 6-8pm Juried by Al Miner, AssistantCurator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. $1200in prizes – all work must be for sale. Entry fee. Details:781-383-2787 OR https://client.smarterentry.com/SSAC
  
Kiwanis River Park, Hamilton
2014 Art and Craft Vendor Opportunity
Riverfest in the ‘Roots is the Bitter Root Water Forum’s (BRWF) annual festival to celebrate the river and educate the community about our watershed. It is a free event featuring fun for all ages with live animal presentations and fun kid stations like a splash zone obstacle course, bouncy castle, and art stations. Plus live music, food, and beer! This will be the first year having art vendors, as such we will not be charging a fee for a spot. In future years there may be a fee.
Vendors will need to be set up and ready by 3 pm and will be required to stay until 7 pm unless otherwise agreed upon in advance with BRWF. Vendors may stay until 8:30 pm. Vendors must break down and exit the premises by 9:30 pm. Vendors will be allowed one 10×10 space. Products must be handcrafted, we will not be accepting franchises (i.e. Mary Kay, Paparazzi Jewelry).
Port Everglades Entryway Project
DEADLINE: August 15, 2014
BUDGET: $200,000
  
Port Everglades Entryway Project: National Call to Artists
In partnership with Port Everglades, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one or more artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install site specific artwork for the North security checkpoint entry to Port Everglades and at specific locations along Eisenhower Boulevard. One of three Port entry points, this entryway is located south of the entrance to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. This artwork project is part of the overall relocation of the security checkpoint located on Eisenhower Boulevard. The function of the security checkpoint is to house trained security officers who will admit only persons with port business, port identification and ensure no weapons are brought into the port. Port Everglades, at their discretion may expand the project scope of work to use some or all of the design and art concepts proposed for the Eisenhower Boulevard gate on other existing gates, specifically at Eller Drive and Spangler Boulevard gates, to achieve uniform of imagery at all entryways.
For more information and to view the complete Call to Artists: http://www.broward.org/Arts/PublicArt/Pages/Calls.aspx
  
Commission of Artwork along the James River
Riverfront Public Art Project #1
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along the James River adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways.
Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014, 5:00 P.M. EDT
Estimated Budget: $200,000
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.
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Nominate 2 candidates for consideration by our jury for the 2014. 
Grant Awards. Approximately 135 candidates will be nominated for the grants that will be reviewed later this year, 25 of whom will be selected to receive an award in the amount of $25,000. The Foundation invites an outside 3-person jury panel comprised of artists and curators that changes annually.
Please send your acceptance form and candidates’ names by May 5, 2014 if you are interested in participating. This will enable us to give candidates as much time as possible to work on their applications before the jury meets in the fall
For more information about the Foundation’s purposes and programs, and for a complete list of grant recipients, we invite you to visit us online at http://www.joanmitchellfoundation.org

PHOTOTAXIS 2014

is ready for your submissions. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.
Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that you do not have to attend to submit your work. All you need is a desire to have your work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm to show off your printed work. If you have paid to submit to the slideshow than you are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of your work for everyone to view.
Here are the details: http://www.phototaxismt.org
  
  
  
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)
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.
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. 


Calls for Performing Artists
The GRAMMY Foundation ® Grant Program is seeking applications to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects. 
With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.
Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. More than $6 million in grants has been awarded to more than 300 recipients.

 HOW TO APPLY:
A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2015 GRAMMY Foundation grant cycle, please visit  www.grammyfoundation.org/grants. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program funds the following areas:

1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum Award

2. Archiving And Preservation Projects:

A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award
B. Assistance, Assessment And/ Or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award
For more information about the GRAMMY Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org.
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.  
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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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!
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.
  
  
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)
Literary Magazines and resources: 
Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them. 
Artists July 23, 2014