Artist eNews from MAC February 17, 2016

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You may scroll down through the E-News or simply click on the links to your favorite feature in the list below. Thanks for reading!

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ConferencesGeneral Interest

The newest component of the NEA’s Creativity Connects initiative: CREATIVZ.US

CREATIVZ.US is designed to inspire a conversation about what artists in the United States need to sustain and strengthen their careers. As part of the NEA’s 50th anniversary initiative — Creativity Connects — the research project shines a spotlight on how the arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem. CREATIVZ.US is being managed by our cooperator, the Center for Cultural Innovation.

PLAYA, in south central Oregon, is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work and who will benefit from time spent in a remote location. PLAYA offers seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural community. A residency provides the time and space to create substantive work or to research and reflect upon one’s creative or scientific processes.

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Click here for more information.

Artists, It’s Time To Do Taxes and We’re Here to Help!

April 15 is tax time, and on March 16 we’re offering a course to help you prepare your tax returns. As you probably know, making a career as an artist can complicate your tax filings, so accountant and attorney Sandra Karas covers all you need to know, including: record keeping, audits, W2s vs 1099s, home office/studio allowances, a variety of unusual deductions only known to artists, and much more.

Register for the Tax Preparation course here.

ARCHIE BRAY FOUNDATION RESIDENCY

The Bray will be awarding ten $5,000 fellowships along with ten summer scholarships in 2016!

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Click here for more information.

Rasmuson Foundation 2016 Distinguished Artist Award

Rasmuson Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Artist Award, recognizing superior artistic accomplishments of an Alaskan. The selected artist will receive $40,000.

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Click here for more information.

EMERGING ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild provides an environment for the creation of

significant artworks, both permanent and temporary, inspired by the environmental and industrial heritage of the Blackfoot Valley while fostering an awareness and appreciation of the arts through community participation and education. It is open to recent graduates from the UM School of Arts.

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Click here for more information.

Making Your Mark: Steven Young Lee honored with 2015 Artist’s Innovation Award

Steven Young Lee explores taking porcelain ceramics to a whole new exquisite and often surprising realm. Recently, Lee was chosen as one of four visual artists to be honored with a Montana Arts Council 2015 Artist’s Innovation Award. He is also the resident artist director at the Archie Bray Foundation.

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FoodForThoughtFood for Thought

WHAT POETRY PULLS OUT OF YOU

"It’s as if I lived in a little dark cave inside of myself and I was able to open up little tiny windows to let something out that I didn’t even know was there. And then that got bigger and bigger," explains Abigail Howard of her experience as a participant in a Poets & Writers-sponsored workshop for seniors. Read McCrindle Foundation Readings & Workshops Fellow Melissa Sipin’s reflection on the program in the Readings & Workshops Blog.

Video Marketing & Artists: A Match Made in Heaven

Video marketing is, hands down, the most effective way for artists like you to get the attention you deserve.

What Do You Want as an Artist?

Accomplishing what you want as an artist means you have to embrace the pain of getting there.

How Do Visitors See Your Art Website?

Is your art website completely user-friendly? Here’s a free and easy way to find out what visitors think.

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WebinarsWebinars and Workshops

Engaging and Welcoming People With Disabilities to Our Arts Organizations presented by Beth Prevor

The arts are for everyone and everyone is different. How we understand and respect each other’s difference is a priority of arts marketers. We often talk about our difference, our diversity by categories such as race, age, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, etc. More often than not, disability is the ‘etc’ on the diversity continuum. It’s hidden; it’s not to be talked about or discussed. Don’t look; don’t say the wrong thing. But it’s OK to say disability. It’s OK to ask questions. I’m disabled and I’m here to talk about disability.

THE MISSOULA WRITING COLLABORATIVE

The Writers Room All-Day Writing Workshops, Missoula

March 5, 2016

Click here for more information.

LIVINGSTON CENTER: UPCOMING CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

February 27, 2016

Women and Welding

March 19, 2016

Contact Kathy for more information.

Social Media – How to be Everywhere all the Time with Brad Stephenson

Led by Brad Stephenson, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of using social media to communicate about your work and ideas; expand your audience, peer and professional network; and create a deeper connection with the general public.

March 14, 7:00-8:00pm (EST)

CLAY STUDIO OF MISSOULA

Raku winter session classes, Monday afternoons: Feburary 8-7 1:00-4:00pm

Click here for more information.

TransCultural Exchange’s 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts

City: Boston (mainly at Boston University; but also events and tours at MIT, Harvard, etc.)
Dates: Starting 9: 00 February 25- 5:00 pm, February 27

Click here for more information.

Seven Elements of Strategic Marketing with Brian Tate

If we’re committed to being in the world, to making art about that experience, and to helping foster conditions where others can do the same, then our stories must be told. Marketing is key to that process. But what is it, and how does it work?

March 28, 7:00-8:00pm (EST)

Career Coaching for Artists

Creative Capital is thrilled to announce their individual coaching program for artists! Artists of all disciplines and career stages now have the opportunity to get personal attention from Creative Capital Professional Development Program Leaders.

Click here for more information.

Grant Station: Live Webinars

CREATIVE CAPITAL WEBINARS are $25 each. All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar. Webinars available here.

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ResourcesResources

TECHNICAL INFORMATION ON PAINTS:

  • Golden Paints and their newsletter published by Golden Artist Colors, Inc.

ART CALLS:

  • Arizona Arts Commission for Digital Media Arts, Literary Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and General Opportunities

LITERARY MAGAZINES AND RESOURCES:

THE NATIONAL ARTS PROGRAM at

ART DAILY at www.artdaily.org.

BORED PANDA at www.panda.com is full of the most unusual artistic ideas.

Art Opportunities Monthly

Montana Nonprofit Association

Poets & Writers

Will Kemp Art School

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JobOpportunitiesJob Opportunities

Montana Arts Council’s Executive Director position now open

The Montana Arts Council offers an exciting opportunity as the Executive Director of this state agency in Helena, MT. You will build on the success of the Council’s work of promoting the benefits of the arts to the state’s economy, facilitating arts learning and promoting the public value of the arts, as described in our operation framework here. Responsibilities include providing leadership to the arts in the state, working with the legislature, representing the agency and the arts, directing operations and managing staff. Salary $80,000 to $96,000 DOQ, plus generous benefits. Closes May 9, 2016.  For more information see statecareers.mt.gov (scroll through to the Executive Director listing.)

PUBLIC ART CHATTANOOGA

Incumbents in this classification direct the implementing, planning and designing of a comprehensive city wide arts program. Responsibilities include developing and promoting arts programs, outreach activities and analyzing the effectiveness of arts programs; initiating and developing program guidelines, rules and regulations. Serves as the City liaison to the community on arts related projects and issues. May supervise temporary or volunteer staff as needed. Works requires independent judgment and discretion.

Deadline: February 26, 2016

Click here for more information.

Job Bank Americans for the Arts.

Musical America’s Worldwide Career Center

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.

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RIVERFEST IN THE ROOT

Bitter Root Water Forum will be again be featuring art vendors at this year’s Riverfest in the ‘Root event. The event is Saturday, August 13th from 2-7:30 pm at River Park in Hamilton. We are asking for artists to be there from 2-6 pm with the opportunity to stay until 7:30 if you wish. We are not charging a fee. You must provide your own tables, tent, etc.

Contact Katie Vennie at Katie.brwf for more information.

2016 ROSTER & EXHIBITIONS OPPORTUNITY

Dab Art is seeking artists working in all mediums and genres to join their roster. Selected artists will be eligible for solo exhibitions, will receive representation at various art fairs, marketing and promotional assistance in selected publications.

Deadline: March 15, 2016

Click here for more information.

GEOMETRY

The New York Center for Photographic Arts invites photographers to submit images for a juried exhibition that will take place on October 4-15, 2016 at the Jadite Gallery in Manhattan. Winners will receive $3,000 in cash awards and will be featured in the Geometry 2016 catalog.

Deadline: May 8, 2016

Click here for more information.

SOCIAL JUSTICE: IT HAPPENS TO ONE, IT HAPPENS TO ALL!

Art can inspire change and bring people together, crossing the borders of cultures and languages. Artists challenge the norm, imagine the potential and inspire social change.

Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art in Moraga, CA

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Click here for more information.

PHOTOGRAPHY NOW!

Eligible to all artists using photography as a medium to submit up to (3) entries in all themes and photographic processes.

Deadline: March 4, 2016

Click here for more information.

DAVE BOWN PROJECTS
$10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD). In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.

Deadline: June 4, 2016

Click here for more information.

LACDA INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION

Enter their juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable.

Deadline: February 29, 2016

Click here for more information.

ROAD TRIP

Gallery Underground announces "Road Trip," a national juried art competition, May 2 – May 27, 2016. All-media artists, sculptors, and photographers are invited to create visual works that portray the subject of a road trip – literally, figuratively, and metaphorically; scenes from the road, trips imagined, solo or group journeys in all manner of transportation.

Deadline: March 15, 2016

Click here for more information.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 6X6X2016

Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns for its 9th year! Each artwork must be 6×6 square inches or mounted to a 6×6 board.

Deadline: April 17, 2016

Click here for more information.

BITTER PILL: MONTANA LIVES AFFECTED BY RX ABUSE

Open to amateur and professional artists of all ages for artwork expressing the human side of drug addiction and recovery, specifically focusing on prescription pill abuse and the unfortunate lean toward its cheaper counterpart-heroin.

Deadline: February 26, 2016

Click here for more information.

ARTWORKS NORTHWEST

A Regional Juried Art Show of work from the Pacific Northwest. Exhibit runs May 6 – June 27, 2016. Four cash prizes will be awarded by this year’s juror, Stephen Hayes.

Deadline: March 4, 2016

Click here for more information.

ROCHESTER CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER

Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns for its 9th year! It’s almost 2016 and that means 6x6x2016 is just around the corner. Start the new year off the right way by creating your 6×6 artworks early!

Deadline: April 17, 2016

Click here for more information.

CALL ARTISTS ARNOT ART MUSEUM 75TH REGIONAL EXHIBITION

Artists 18 and older living in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont are eligible to submit a maximum of two entries. The 75th Regional Exhibition offers $10,000 in cash awards to be distributed among the juror selections.

Deadline: February 26, 2016

Click here for more information.

CHAOS: NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION 2016

Categories: sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book. A juror’s award of $250 will be presented to each of the three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme of Chaos.

Deadline: February 21, 2016

Click here for more information.

BLUE MARBLE: NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION

Blue Marble refers to the spectacular color image of planet Earth taken with NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer. The theme for this exhibition welcomes artists who delve into subjects, themes, and motifs that have to do with our planet.

Deadline: March 19, 2016

Click here for more information.

ART DEADLINES LIST

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INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

July 2-9, 2016

The summer school takes place in the green heart of Austria – Styria state (in German "Steiermark") located in the southeast of the country.
Participants stay and work at the territory of the 15th century castle, which is today the modern international arts centre.

Click here for more information.

CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA CLASSICAL COMMISSIONING PROGRAM

Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals, offers support to U.S.-based classical/contemporary ensembles, presenters and festivals for commissioning American composers to create new chamber works. CMA’s Classical Commissioning Program grants are made for commissioning fees, copying costs and ensemble rehearsal honoraria.

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Click here for more information.

ART OASIS RESIDENCY FOR PERFORMERS

Arts Oasis is the annual international multidisciplinary residency for performing arts practitioners from all over the world, passionate and inspired by movement, dance and physical theatre, interested in practical research of contemporary performance practice together with colleagues from different countries.

Project dates: May 25-June 1, 2016 in Tuscany, Italy

Click here for more information.

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: PERFORMING ARTS OF LATIN AMERICA PRESENTER FUNDING

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, is pleased to announce thatSouthern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America will continue providing fee subsidies of up to 40% of eligible expenses to nonprofit presenters nationwide who book Latin American artists from the curated Southern Exposure roster.

Click here for more information.

DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Fund for National Projects, an initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, supports projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, or theatre fields. In addition, the Fund works to improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in the targeted fields.

Deadline: February 26, 2016

Click here for more information.

10 Tips for Performance Artists Working With Museums

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POEMS ACROSS THE BIG SKY (2)

All poets living in Montana for at least five years are eligible to submit. Poems will be selected by a panel of judges. All subject matter and types of poetry will be considered. We are looking for originality and mastery.

Contact Lowell Jaeger for more information at ljaeger.

Deadline: April 15, 2016

SUPERSTITION REVIEW

is the online literary magazine produced by creative writing and web design students at Arizona State University. The mission of the journal is to promote contemporary art and literature by providing a free, easy-to-navigate, high quality publication featuring work by established and emerging national and international artists and authors.

Deadline: February 29, 2016

Click here for more information.

HIGH PLAINS BOOK AWARDS

The 2016 Awards include twelve categories: Best Medicine and Science Book; Best Children’s Book, Best Fiction; Best Nonfiction; Best Creative Nonfiction; Best Poetry; Best First Book; Best Woman Writer; Best Art & Photography; Best Short Stories; Best Culinary and Best Young Adult.

Deadline: March 11, 2016

Click here for more information.

121 CONTESTS TO ENTER

Poets & Writers Grants & Awards database currently lists 121 writing contests with upcoming deadlines.

Search Poets & Writers frequently updated job listings.

MANY VOICES PRESS: POEMS ACROSS THE BIG SKY (2)

Poems will be selected by a panel of judges. All subject matter and types of poetry will be considered. We are looking for originality and mastery.

For questions, contact ljaeger

Deadline: March 15, 2016

Conferences & Residencies Database

Free List of Writing Contests, Writers Conferences, Calls For Submissions, Anthology Listings, and More!

Writers Classifieds are filled with great publishing leads for you.

Grants & Awards Database

Items included in our eNews are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.
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Artist eNews from MAC February 17, 2016

There is no time like the present. Apply today for a Bray Residency. Applications due March 1.

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The Bray will be awarding ten $5,000 fellowships along with ten summer scholarships between $700-800 in 2016!

Resident Applications due at midnight MST on March 1, 2016.

“Being able to provide this generous financial support to each and every resident artist helps the Bray fulfill its mission and reinforces its commitment to furthering ceramic art.”–Steven Young Lee, Resident Artist Director

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Why apply for a residency at the Bray?

Zemer PeledWhat defines a Bray residency and the reasons for pursuing one turn out to be as varied and unique as the individuals involved. Some artists come to develop a portfolio for graduate school, some use their residency as a transition from school to establishing their own studio and others see it as a chance to escape from daily routine and recharge their creative enthusiasm. For all artists, it is a period of time to focus intensely on their work, explore new ideas and techniques and push their artwork to new levels.

Probably the most important reason for coming to the Bray is the opportunity to work within a community of artists actively creating art. Artists from around the world come to work at the Bray, bringing with them a vast range of experiences and diverse aesthetic approaches.

New residents are chosen once a year in March by the Bray’s director and two additional rotating jurors. The selections are based on the quality of the work, its artistic merit and the diversity and experience of the prospective group. The Bray studio program is minimally structured, with no formal critiques or syllabi unless initiated by the artists. Resident artists are expected to be self-motivated and help out with various tasks around the Bray.

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Residency Opportunities

There are three general residency options at the Archie Bray Foundation: On a regular basis there are a total of 10 long-term residents and 10 summer or short-term residents.

  1. Long-term residency with fellowship beginning in the fall of 2016 (1–2 years).
  2. Summer residency with scholarship between June–October of 2016 (2–4 months).
  3. Short-term resident without scholarship between October 2016 and June 2017 (1–2 months, limited availability).

Perry HaasStudio space is provided free to all residents. Resident Artist expenses include the cost of materials and firing but are subsidized by the Bray and offered at reduced prices. Residents are responsible for their own housing and living expenses while in Helena, but are given use of the community kitchen space in the Resident Center.

For more images and information on the resident facilities click here or check out our web site at www.archiebray.org/residence_program.

Click here for a full list of application requirements >

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Questions?

For a full list of application requirements click here or visit www.archiebray.org/residence_program/application.html.

If you have any questions about the Bray’s resident or fellowship opportunities please contact Brad Robinson at 406/443-3502 ext.10 or at brad.

For technical support with the online application contact support.

Your completed application must be received on or before
March 1, 2016.

The Bray is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts, located at 2915 Country Club Ave. in Helena, just 1/3 mile west of Spring Meadow Lake.

This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and in part by the Montana Cultural Trust, the Montana Arts Council, the Bray Business Alliance and the friends and members of the Bray.

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There is no time like the present. Apply today for a Bray Residency. Applications due March 1.

Whitefish Review March 15 deadline for submissions to “Change” (#19) issue

Author/Scientist Cristina Eisenberg lead editor

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Whitefish Review Taking Submissions for "Change" Issue

Author and Scientist Cristina Eisenberg is Lead Editor

What: Whitefish Review issue #19 (Change)

Deadline: March 15, 2016 (published June 4, 2016)

Call for entries in: art, photography, fiction, non-fiction, essays, poetry

Submit online: www.whitefishreview.org

Whitefish, Mont. (February 24, 2016) — Submissions for Whitefish Review’s 19th issue are currently being reviewed in art, photography, fiction, non-fiction, essays, and poetry through March 15. Cristina Eisenberg is the lead editor for "Change."

Eisenberg is an ecologist, writer, and nonfiction editor of Whitefish Review. She is the Chief Scientist at Earthwatch Institute, USA based in Boston, MA. Her most recent book is "The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving North America’s Predators" (Island Press, 2014). Eisenberg is currently at work on a book about climate change.

"In this issue of Whitefish Review we explore change and all it means today. We are especially looking for submissions about how people have responded to change, both personal and global, turned challenges into inspiration, found humor in even the most difficult times, and grown in the process," says Eisenberg. "What are we doing as world citizens, artists, and scholars to adapt to and mitigate global change? What are our sources of hope? What can we say about our society’s resistance to change?" Cristina Eisenberg

The Review editors seek stories and art that speak to a broad interpretation of the theme. Most people change jobs, partners, houses, diet, hair, college majors, and cars multiple times. Some of these changes are forced by circumstances beyond our control. Others are our way of making intuitive and creative leaps, rebelling, finding our path and our bliss, taking wild chances, shifting gears. While not all such changes are easy, many lead to very positive outcomes in our lives.

"We are also living in a time of vast, sweeping global change that is affecting every living being on Earth," adds Eisenberg. "The world is heating up and against the backdrop of global change, our life choices take on even greater meaning. And we are learning that as a society, acknowledging such change entails saying goodbye on personal to global scales and redefining ourselves and how we live and relate to all living beings."

All submissions are accepted via an online submission manager through March 15 at www.WhitefishReview.org. For full guidelines, visit the web site.

Whitefish Review is a nationally-acclaimed, non-profit journal publishing the distinctive literature, art, and photography of mountain culture. In addition to a diverse mix of stories, interviews and conversations, a 16-page color art and photography section is featured with commentary from the artists and photographers.

In addition to publishing work from writers and artists at the height of their careers, the journal specifically seeks new, previously unpublished talent.

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Whitefish Review March 15 deadline for submissions to “Change” (#19) issue

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Public Artist eNews

from the Montana Arts Council

Artwork by Richard Swanson and Rob Akey
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You may scroll down through the E-News or simply click on the links to your favorite feature in the list below. Thanks for reading!

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ARCHIE BRAY FOUNDATION

The Bray will be awarding ten $5,000 fellowships along with ten summer scholarships in 2016!

What defines a Bray residency and the reasons for pursuing one turn out to be as varied and unique as the individuals involved. Some artists come to develop a portfolio for graduate school, some use their residency as a transition from school to establishing their own studio and others see it as a chance to escape from daily routine and recharge their creative enthusiasm. For all artists, it is a period of time to focus intensely on their work, explore new ideas and techniques and push their artwork to new levels.

Applications due: March 1, 2016

Click here for more information.

Please check out the newest component of the NEA’s Creativity Connects initiative: CREATIVZ.US

CREATIVZ.US is designed to inspire a conversation about what artists in the United States need to sustain and strengthen their careers. As part of the NEA’s 50th anniversary initiative — Creativity Connects — the research project shines a spotlight on how the arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem. CREATIVZ.US is being managed by our cooperator, the Center for Cultural Innovation.

Artists, It’s Time To Do Taxes and We’re Here to Help!

April 15 is tax time, and on March 16 we’re offering a course to help you prepare your tax returns. As you probably know, making a career as an artist can complicate your tax filings, so accountant and attorney Sandra Karas covers all you need to know, including: record keeping, audits, W2s vs 1099s, home office/studio allowances, a variety of unusual deductions only known to artists, and much more.

CREATIVE CAPITAL AWARDS $4,370,000 TO 46 DIVERSE PROJECTS

Creative Capital has announced its 2016 awardees, funding 46 projects selected from a nationwide pool of 2,500 proposals. The artistic disciplines being funded this year are: Literature, Performing Arts and Emerging Fields. Drawing on venture-capital principles, Creative Capital seeks out artists’ projects that are bold, innovative and genre-stretching, then surrounds those artists with the tools they need to realize their visions and build sustainable careers.

Read about the artists and browse their work here.

Read more about Creative Capital’s selection process here.

WESTAF and the Public Art Archive have teamed up with Forecast Public Art, a nonprofit arts organization that connects artist talent with community needs, Public Art Review provides cutting-edge insights and commentary about the growing field of public art.

CREATIVE CAPITAL

Supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. For more information, click here.

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WebinarsWebinars & Workshops

Social Media – How to be Everywhere All the Time with Brad Stephenson

Led by Brad Stephenson, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of using social media to communicate about your work and ideas; expand your audience, peer and professional network; and create a deeper connection with the general public.

March 14, 7:00-8:30pm (EST)

Engaging and Welcoming People with Disabilities to our Arts Organizations

The arts are for everyone and everyone is different. How we understand and respect each other’s difference is a priority of arts marketers. We often talk about our difference, our diversity by categories such as race, age, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, etc. More often than not, disability is the ‘etc’ on the diversity continuum. It’s hidden; it’s not to be talked about or discussed. Don’t look; don’t say the wrong thing. But it’s OK to say disability. It’s OK to ask questions. I’m disabled and I’m here to talk about disability.

This webinar will be recorded and made available on March 2, 2016.

Website, Blog & Email Essentials with Sue Schaffner

Led by artist Sue Schaffner, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of your web presence. It will provide you with an overview of best practices for your website, blog, and email marketing and communications, as well as case studies of artists who have established innovative and effective web presences.

March 31, 7:00-8:30pm (EST)

Stumptown Art Studio offering adult workshops. Click here for more information.

Grant Station: Live Webinars

CREATIVE CAPITAL WEBINARS are $25 each. All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar. Webinars available here.

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FoodForThoughtFood for Thought

What Do You Want as an Artist?

Accomplishing what you want as an artist means you have to embrace the pain of getting there.

How Do Visitors See Your Art Website?

Is your art website completely user-friendly? Here’s a free and easy way to find out what visitors think.

Move Toward Your Destination

Ready to take a deep breath and jump into 2016? Artist and coach Mary Ellen Clagett shares some wise words for the new year.

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resourcesResources

ART CALLS:

Golden Paints for technical and archival information

The National Arts Program

Art Daily

The International Sculpture Center (ISC)

Art Public

Free Version of Art Opportunities Monthly

Creative Exchange Powered by a Springboard for the Arts

Americans for the Arts Tools and resources for artists who are working or are interested in working in the public art field.

Americans for the Arts For more general information on being a working artists, such as insurance and advocacy.

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JobOpportunitiesJob Opportunities

Montana Arts Council’s Executive Director position now open

The Montana Arts Council offers an exciting opportunity as the Executive Director of this state agency in Helena, MT. You will build on the success of the Council’s work of promoting the benefits of the arts to the state’s economy, facilitating arts learning and promoting the public value of the arts, as described in our operation framework found here. Responsibilities include providing leadership to the arts in the state, working with the legislature, representing the agency and the arts, directing operations and managing staff. Salary $80,000 to $96,000 DOQ, plus generous benefits. Closes May 9, 2016. For more information see statecareers.mt.gov (scroll through to the Executive Director listing.)

PUBLIC ART DIRECTOR AT CITY OF CHATTANOOGA

Incumbents in this classification direct the implementing, planning and designing of a comprehensive city wide arts program. Responsibilities include developing and promoting arts programs, outreach activities and analyzing the effectiveness of arts programs; initiating and developing program guidelines, rules and regulations. Serves as the City liaison to the community on arts related projects and issues. May supervise temporary or volunteer staff as needed. Works requires independent judgment and discretion.

Deadline: February 26, 2016

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT SYMPHONY NEW HAMPSIRE

Symphony New Hampshire, currently in its 93rd season, is an orchestra rich in opportunity. With an endowment of approximately $600,000 and annual operating expenses of approximately $500,000, SNH is developing an ever-growing statewide presence. It enjoys an excellent artistic reputation with an appetite for ambitious musical projects, under the musical leadership of Jonathan McPhee, balanced with a fundamental commitment to contributing to the quality of life for all New Hampshire citizens through education and community efforts.

Deadline: March 15, 2016

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS: Job Bank Americans for the Arts.

Musical America’s Worldwide Career Center

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.

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PUBLISH YOUR ART!

I.C.A Publishing is accepting submissions for the eleventh volume of "International Contemporary Artists" art book; a book that promotes and supports the artists and connects them directly with potential buyers, galleries, art consultants, etc, in an international level.

Click here for more information.

CITY OF OKLAHOMA CITY

The City of Oklahoma City announces this Call to Artists to submit their work to be considered for interior lobby public artwork for the Intermodal Transportation Hub in downtown Oklahoma City. The art work sought through the announcement will fill a large entry mezzanine and will serve as a focal point both inside the shared space lobby and outside the facility, currently under renovation and also known as the Santa Fe Depot. Media could include three-dimensional sculpture, glass, ceramic, metal, stone, cast concrete, or other suitable media that can be free standing public artwork suitable for a public transit station with historic art deco details.

Deadline: March 8, 2016

Click here for more information.

SALT LAKE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY BUILDING

Up to $325,000.00 has been designated for a work of public art for the new

Downtown District Attorney Office Building project located at 500 South Main

Street, Salt Lake City, Utah. A letter of interest and list of qualifications are

requested from glass artists, both local and national, who are interested in

participating in the open competition to receive the award.

Deadline: March 3, 2016

Click here for more information.

SOCIAL JUSTICE: IT HAPPENS TO ONE, IT HAPPENS TO ALL!

Gutfreund Cornett Art seeks art in all media that speaks to and illuminates the ongoing conversation around race, conditions of the working class, disparities in global wealth, power, education, shelter, access to food, water and health services, immigration issues, criminal (in)justice, women’s rights, subjugating ethnic groups and the gender queer in the modern world.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Click here for more information.

DIA URBAN ARTS PROJECTS

Art in Public Places and The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Florida announce a Call to Artists directed to artists residing in the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina or Alabama.

It is DIA Urban Arts Projects Phase 1 Call for Submissions of Qualifications for 6 different streetscape projects in downtown Jacksonville totaling $135,562.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Click here for more information.

PUBLIC ART DIALOGUE

Borders and boundaries engage the notion of crossing: over geographical terrain, through social practices, across class systems, into different cultures, and around conceptual theories. Sometimes these delineations are clearly defined, but often they can become murky and potentially even richer. For this issue we seek various kinds of submissions that investigate how borders and boundaries of all types are signified–visually and otherwise–and understood, and how they function in relationship to public art. In particular, we are interested in examinations of how borders and boundaries may differ from each other, in both physical and metaphysical ways.

Deadline: March 1, 2016

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CITY OF TAMPA RIVERWALK ELEVATOR

This is a national Call to Artists form The City of Tampa, Florida for an artwork that will be part of an elevator and located on the Tampa Riverwalk in downtown Tampa. The elevator will be located on the recently completed Kennedy Segment; an all over-water, highly used and visible portion of the Riverwalk.

Deadline: March 11, 2016

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COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES, COORSTEK CENTER

Qualifications are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating a site-specific public artwork for the CoorsTek Center on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines, utilizing a unique variety of materials produced in the CoorsTek factory in Golden, Colorado.

Deadline: March 11, 2016

Click here for more information.

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY: JONES AT&T STADIUM

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific interior light fixture sculpture(s) to be placed inside the Texas Tech University Jones AT&T Stadium North End Zone Building, opening for the 2016 football season in August. Public art will be hung near the main entryway.

Deadline: March 22, 2016

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COLORADO BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION CRIME LAB

Colorado Creative Industries seeks to acquire public art through direct purchase of existing artwork – original artworks that have already been completed – for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) new crime lab in Arvada, Colorado. The amount of funding available for artwork is $45,778.  CBI is looking to acquire more than one artwork, and artworks under, and up to, $15,000 will be considered.

Deadline: March 7, 2016

Click here for more information.

ROANOKE WEST END GATEWAY SCULPTURE

The City of Roanoke is seeking a permanent sculpture to serve as a gateway piece to
the West End Neighborhood. Sealed proposals are solicited to establish a contract with a qualified Artist to provide the sculpture. There is no guarantee of any minimum
amount of services that may be requested by the City, and no services may be
requested, all in the sole discretion of the City.

Deadline: March 25, 2016

Click here for more information.

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist(s) to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside of the New Honors Residence Hall. The building is scheduled to be complete by August 2017.

Deadline: March 2, 2016

Click here for more information.

VALLEY LINE DAVIES STATION

The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program on the behalf of the City of Edmonton is seeking an artist or artist team to integrate site-specific public art at the Davies Station. There are three potential site locations for a public artwork, all of which provide a significant public art installation opportunity. Artworks should draw on the themes of technology, industry, movement, and education at the same time reflecting commuters’ and pedestrians’ daily experience.

Deadline: March 3, 2016

Click here for more information.

VALLEY LINE DAVIES RAMP AT 83 STREET

The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program on the behalf of the City of Edmonton is seeking an artist or artist team to integrate site-specific public art at the Davies Ramp at 83 Street. There is one location with two art options for a public artwork. This location provides a significant and highly visible public art installation opportunity. The artwork will be installed on both sides of the ramp facing east and west in a heavy traffic zone. Images are provided to illustrate the site locations for artworks. The artist has the opportunity to create an artwork using the entire available surface or any portion thereof.

Deadline: March 3, 2016

Click here for more information.

VALLEY LINE CHURCHILL STATION CONNECTOR

The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program, on the behalf of the City of Edmonton, is seeking an artist or artist team to integrate art at the Churchill Connector. There are two potential site locations for a public artwork both of which provide a significant and highly visible public art installation opportunity. Drawing on contemporary themes such as connections, urbanity, and diversity, the artwork should speak to the rich cultural hub found in Edmonton’s downtown core.

Deadline: March 3, 2016

Click here for more information.

ROCHESTER CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER

Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns for its 9th year! It’s almost 2016 and that means 6x6x2016 is just around the corner. Start the new year off the right way by creating your 6×6 artworks early!

Deadline: April 17, 2016

Click here for more information.

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Arts Education News from the Montana Arts Council 2-17-2016

Arts Education eNews

From the Montana Arts Council

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Dear Kristin,

We are very excited to announce the continuation of our innovative professional development program for educators, Montana Teacher Leaders in the Arts, in partnership with the Montana Office of Public Instruction. We are now recruiting educators from across the state to join our 2016-2017 cohort that will kickoff with a summer institute in arts learning June 20-29 at Salish Kootenai College. See below for information on how arts specialists, classroom teachers and teaching artists can apply for this opportunity.

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

Artists in Schools and Communities FY17 Grant Cycle is open!

The Montana Arts Council is now accepting grant applications for projects occurring between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 through their Artists in Schools and Communities program. The Montana Arts Council strives to provide access to quality arts learning to develop the creative potential of Montanans of all ages. Towards that end, the Artists in Schools and Communities program provides matching funds that support a wide range of arts learning experiences and artist residencies for participants of all ages with professional working artists, as well as other special projects that support arts learning in schools and community settings.

This year, through a special appropriation by the 2015 Montana Legislature, a special fund is available to support arts learning projects in glassblowing. This one-time only grant will support the expansion of education outreach activities for one or more established glassblowing studios across Montana.

Please refer to the guidelines on MAC’s website for funding criteria, eligibility and deadlines.

Questions? Contact Emily Kohring at ekohring@mt.gov or (406) 444-6522

Thanks to everybody who joined our "Get the Grant!" webinar on Tuesday, February 16. The webinar is being archived, and will soon be available on our website for viewing, in case you missed it.

Montana Teacher Leaders in the Arts 2016-2017 Application Now Available!

Do you believe in the power of arts learning to make a difference in the lives of students? Do you want to take a leadership role in expanding arts education opportunities in your school and community?

The Montana Arts Council, in partnership with the Montana Office of Public Instruction, is now recruiting educators across Montana for the second year of Montana Teacher Leaders in the Arts. Through this innovative program, MAC and the OPI seek to develop teacher leaders who can support other teachers statewide in integrating the arts into their classrooms.

The program includes an on-site summer institute on arts learning, June 20-29 at Salish Kootenai College, online professional learning opportunities throughout the school year, and support for a field project in the arts in the teacher leader’s school or region.

All K-12 teacher in Montana’s public schools, arts specialist and classroom teachers, as well as qualified teaching artists, are welcome to apply for the program.

2016-2017 Information for Applicants (with application instructions)

The deadline for application is Friday, March 18, 2016.
Contact Emily Kohring, Director of Arts Education, ekohring@mt.gov with questions.

See highlights from the 2015 Teacher Leaders in the Arts Summer Institute

Poetry Out Loud State Finals March 1

High school students from around the state will gather at the Myrna Loy Center in Helena Saturday, March 12 from 9:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. to compete in the Poetry Out Loud State Finals. Twenty finalists will compete for the opportunity to become Montana State Champion, and move on to the National Finals in Washington, DC May 2-4.

Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation that encourages the nation’s youth to memorize and perform great poetry. The Montana State Finals are hosted by the Montana Arts Council and guest judges include some of Montana’s finest poets.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

For more information contact Jonna Schwartz, State Coordinator for Poetry Out Loud at jschwartz@helenaschools.org.

2016 Governor’s Arts Awards

The Governor’s Arts Awards program honors outstanding citizens and organizations in Montana whose achievements in the arts, or on behalf of the arts, benefit all Montanans. Anyone or any organization in Montana with commensurate accomplishments can be nominated for the Governor’s Arts Awards. Awards are not given posthumously.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Click here to proceed to the instructions for 2016 nominations.

Opportunities

College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

The College Board is pleased to announce the 2016 College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. This annual award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of arts initiatives that serve students in grades 6-12 and that promote student learning and creativity in exemplary and innovative ways. The application deadline is April 18.

Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience

Since 2008, Between the Lines (BTL) has hosted young writers, aged 16-19, at the University of Iowa for a cultural exchange program that focuses on the art and craft of creative writing. Participants come together for an intensive two-week session, living in campus dorms, and spending their days in creative writing workshops and global literature seminars designed to foster a love of world literatures. This year they are also offering a MOOC for teen writers.

Rural Initiatives in Idaho, Montana, and Appalachian Kentucky Funded

The Steele-Reese Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that serve rural communities in Idaho, Montana, and Appalachian Kentucky. For the 2016 Idaho and Montana funding cycle, the Foundation will be strengthening its focus on those programs operating in the more rural parts of the two states. Nonprofit organizations working in the areas of rural education, health, human services, the arts and humanities, and environmental conservation and historic preservation are eligible to apply.
Deadline: March 1, 2016

Call for Submissions: Poems Across the Big Sky 2

All poets living in Montana for at least five years are eligible to submit. Native American poets are encouraged to submit. As with the original Poems Across the Big Sky (2007), we hope again to include poems in Native American languages. High school students are also encouraged to submit. Poems will be selected by a panel of judges. All subject matter and types of poetry will be considered. Deadline is March 15, 2016.

Of Interest for Arts Educators

What It Like to be a Teaching Artist?

Teaching artists are creative individuals who work with youth to provide arts instruction, but are not part of the traditional educator system. This short video highlights several teaching artists talking about their work.

Recreating the classics: Residency brings silent film, slapstick comedy into schools

From Helena’s Independent Record, this article highlights an artist residency happening through a grant from MAC’s Artists in Schools and Communities program to the Myrna Loy Center.

Five Tips for Collaborative Art Teaching and Learning for Students with Disabilities

No matter how good an individual teaching artist or art educator is in his or her own personal art, it does not mean that he or she is good at teaching art; students with disabilities need modified lessons that nurture their own means of using their modes of expression.

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and what it means for Arts

This is an enormous victory for arts education advocates and a new day for arts education, with opportunities to use federal funding to increase access to arts education for all students, especially the most vulnerable.

Research and Advocacy

NEA Releases Report on the Arts and Healthy Aging

The Summit on Creativity and Aging is a report on the May 2015 summit of more than 70 experts co-presented by the NEA and NCCA that preceded the July 2015 White House Conference on Aging. The report investigates three topics relevant to healthy aging: health and wellness and the arts, lifelong learning in the arts, and age-friendly community design.

Job Opportunities

Montana Arts Council’s Executive Director position now open

The Montana Arts Council offers an exciting opportunity as the Executive Director of this state agency in Helena, MT. You will build on the success of the Council’s work of promoting the benefits of the arts to the state’s economy, facilitating arts learning and promoting the public value of the arts, as described in our operation framework found here. Responsibilities include providing leadership to the arts in the state, working with the legislature, representing the agency and the arts, directing operations and managing staff.  Salary $80,000 to $96,000 DOQ, plus generous benefits. Closes May 9, 2016.  For more information see statecareers.mt.gov (scroll through to the Executive Director listing.)

The Bitterroot Performing Arts Council, a premier Western Montana performing arts presenting organization, seeks qualified candidates for the leadership role of Executive Director. For more details, visit here.

Director of Learning and Engagement

The Anchorage Museum is seeking an individual experienced in providing exceptional leadership with the ability to further the mission of the Museum by initiating and managing the museum’s innovative learning opportunities for K-12 and online for the full-time position of Director of Learning and Engagement. This dynamic position will oversee and coordinate the area of educational programming, initiate and supervise broad initiatives in support of excellence and equity, set priorities, develop budgets, establish policies, create museum learning initiatives, and set long-range strategic goals.

Program Manager

The Anchorage Museum is seeking a full-time Program Manager to coordinate and implement public and educational programs. The Programs Manager is responsible for coordination and implementation for many public and educational programs within the museum for both families and adult audiences. This position leads the museum’s 61° Workshop program. 61° Workshop features innovative programs for families and K-12 students in art, environmental science, history, culture, design and technology. These programs are designed to inspire and empower people, with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking as learning. The Anchorage Museum seeks to provide creative experiences that cannot be found through formal education.

Items included in our eNews are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.
Emily Kohring | Director of Arts Education, Montana Arts Council

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Classical Commissioning Program

Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program

Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals, offers support to U.S.-based classical/contemporary ensembles, presenters and festivals for commissioning American composers to create new chamber works.

CMA’s Classical Commissioning Program grants are made for commissioning fees, copying costs and ensemble rehearsal honoraria.

Compositions must be written for small ensembles (2 to 10 musicians) performing one to a part, and may represent a diverse musical spectrum, including contemporary art music, world music, and works that include electronics.

Commission fees range from $5,000 to $20,000. Applicants must be Chamber Music America members at the Organization level.

The new composition must be performed by the ensemble a minimum of three times in the U.S.

Program guidelines, online application and FAQs can be downloaded at the CMA website, www.chamber-music.org. All CMA grant applications are now submitted online.

Submissions must be received no later than Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Contact Susan Dadian, Program Director

CMA Classical/Contemporary

(212) 242-2022, ext. 102

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The Classical Commissioning Program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Susan Dadian

Program Director

CMA Classical/Contemporary

12 W. 32nd Street, 7th floor

New York, NY 10001

Telephone: (212) 242-2022, ext. 102

Email: sdadian

Website: www.chamber-music.org

Classical Commissioning Program

Arts Organizations: from MAC 2-17-2016

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Arts Organizations eNews

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Below you will find links to opportunities, resources, research and articles of interest to arts organizations and advocates. Click on anything underlined and it will take you to the link.

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GAAGovernor’s Arts Awards

Nomination process open until March 31 for Montana’s 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards.

Click here to proceed to the instructions for 2016 nominations.

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Funding_OppsFunding Opportunities

National Endowment for the Arts | Art Works Grants

Deadlines: February 18 and July 14, 2016

The guiding principle of "Art Works" is at the center of everything we do at the NEA. "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field.

Art works by enhancing the value of individuals and communities, by connecting us to each other and to something greater than ourselves, and by empowering creativity and innovation in our society and economy. The arts exist for beauty itself, but they also are an inexhaustible source of meaning and inspiration.

Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000. For complete eligibility & discipline specific information, application and contact, visit the NEA website here.

National Endowment for the Arts | Creativity Connects Initiative

Deadline: March 3, 2016

With the launch of the National Endowment for the Arts’ 50th anniversary on September 29, Chairman Jane Chu announced the initiative Creativity Connects. Information about the initiative is available here.

Visit arts.gov here for information about these grants. Please note that an organization that submits an application to Art Works: Creativity Connects is still eligible to submit an application to other National Endowment for the Arts categories including other areas of Art Works and Challenge America. In each case, the request must be for a distinctly different project from the other application.

Questions should be directed to CreativityConnectsGrants.

Building Bridges: Arts, Culture and Identity

Association of Performing Arts Presenters

Location: Washington, DC

Deadline: March 3, 2016

APAP looks to award up to 8 presenting organizations with 29-month project grants of up to $170,000 each. Grantees are expected to plan and maximize resources collaboratively with campus-wide and external community partners to engage targeted populations – with primary focus on young people born after 1980 (the "millennial" population.)

Click here to learn more.

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Pro_Dev_workshopsProfessional Development Workshops

From Montana Nonprofit Association

Strong Communications for Fundraising Success

Join the Montana Nonprofit Association and the Montana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in welcoming fundraising expert Tom Ahern to Montana! Tom will lead three interactive workshops in Missoula, Bozeman, and Billings. This tour is a not-to-miss training opportunity for nonprofits looking to refine their fundraising communications!

Workshop Dates and Locations:
Missoula 3/28/16 at the Doubletree Edgewater Hotel
Bozeman 3/29/16 at the Baxter’s Grand Ballroom
Billings 3/30/16 at the historic Billings Depot

Registration Rates:
MNA Member Organization: $90 by 3/16, $105 after 3/16
Non-Member Organization: $150 by 3/16, $165 after 3/16

Profitable donor communications all have a few things in common. These secrets to success originate in many fields: marketing, psychology, eye-motion studies, journalism, and of course fundraising’s own vast body of knowledge. In this full-day workshop, you’ll learn what the world’s top communicators know about the subtle science of persuading people to give and stay loyal. Learn more and register.

It’s Not Too Late! HR Webinar Series

Registration is still open for the next three webinars in our HR Series.

  • Job Description Basics- 2/23 at 11am
  • Employee Records: Organized and Legal- 3/8 at 11am
  • Discipline and Termination in Montana- 3/22 at 11am

Each webinar is $35 for MNA Members and $50 for nonmembers.

2016 Nonprofit Management Series

The first of our nonprofit management workshops kick off next week. We start with Board Governance: Developing Leadership & Stewardship. This workshop covers the legal responsibilities and best practices for developing and sustaining a successful board of directors. This is an ideal training opportunity for members of your board and will help them better understand their leadership role. Learn more and register.

FEBRUARY * Board Governance: Developing Leadership & Stewardship
Dillon 2/18 and Missoula 2/19

MARCH * Financial Management: Systems for Success
Dillon 3/17 and Missoula 3/18

APRIL * Strategic Planning: the Obligation, the Science, the Art
Dillon 4/21 and Missoula 4/22

MAY * Fund Development: Mission-Driven Fundraising
Dillon 5/19 and Missoula 5/20

New media program

From the NEA’s media newsletter

U.S. Department of State has announced a new partnership with Film Independent to launch an international film exchange program, Global Media Makers.

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NominationsCall for Nominations

Nominate a Partner (or yourself!) for a Montana Tourism Award

Nominations for the Montana Tourism Awards, to be presented Academy Awards-style at the Monday-night banquet of the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation, are now open!

The Montana Tourism Awards celebrate Montana’s communities, partnerships, events and individuals who make positive contributions through tourism and recreation that create economic and social well-being for Montana and its people.

Nominations will be open through February 29.

The Categories

  • Outstanding Tourism Campaign
  • Gateway Community
  • Event of the Year
  • Tourism Ambassador

The Process

  • Anyone may nominate anyone using the online system. (HINT: Be prepared to upload at least one high-resolution photo to support your nomination. If your nominee wins, these photos will enhance the presentation of the award at the banquet.)
  • The Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development (MOTBD) will screen all nominations and choose four finalists per category. A panel of marketing and/or tourism experts from around the state will choose the winners.
  • Additionally, MOTBD staff will nominate and choose winners for two special awards: Grant Project of the Year and Film Friendly Community.
  • Finalists will be announced mid-March. All winners will be announced at the banquet.
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Conference_workshopUpcoming Conferences

The Governor’s Conference is set for April 10-12 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell. See the complete agenda and register online here.

From Philanthrophy Northwest

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Job_oppsJob Opportunities

Montana Arts Council’s Executive Director position now open

The Montana Arts Council offers an exciting opportunity as the Executive Director of this state agency in Helena, MT. You will build on the success of the Council’s work of promoting the benefits of the arts to the state’s economy, facilitating arts learning and promoting the public value of the arts, as described in our operation framework here. Responsibilities include providing leadership to the arts in the state, working with the legislature, representing the agency and the arts, directing operations and managing staff. Salary $80,000 to $96,000 DOQ, plus generous benefits. Closes May 9, 2016. For more information see statecareers.mt.gov (scroll through to the Executive Director listing.)

The Bitterroot Performing Arts Council, a premier Western Montana performing arts presenting organization, seeks qualified candidates for the leadership role of Executive Director. For more details, visit here.

Washingon State Arts Alliance to Conduct Search for New Executive Director

The Washington State Arts Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works to foster positive cultural policy at the local, state, and federal level by providing the tools, knowledge, and resources necessary to assist everyone in effectively advocating for the arts. The Board of Directors continues to explore new partnerships, and reinforces WSAA’s commitment to serving the arts community. A search for the WSAA’s new Executive Director will begin shortly.

Anchorage Museum

Director of Learning and Engagement

The Anchorage Museum is seeking an individual experienced in providing exceptional leadership with the ability to further the mission of the Museum by initiating and managing the museum’s innovative learning opportunities for K-12 and online for the full-time position of Director of Learning and Engagement. This dynamic position will oversee and coordinate the area of educational programming, initiate and supervise broad initiatives in support of excellence and equity, set priorities, develop budgets, establish policies, create museum learning initiatives, and set long-range strategic goals.

Program Manager

The Anchorage Museum is seeking a full-time Program Manager to coordinate and implement public and educational programs. The Programs Manager is responsible for coordination and implementation for many public and educational programs within the museum for both families and adult audiences. This position leads the museum’s 61° Workshop program. 61° Workshop features innovative programs for families and K-12 students in art, environmental science, history, culture, design and technology. These programs are designed to inspire and empower people, with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking as learning. The Anchorage Museum seeks to provide creative experiences that cannot be found through formal education.

Symphony New Hampshire Executive Director

Symphony New Hampshire, currently in its 93rd season, is an orchestra rich in opportunity. With an endowment of approximately $600,000 and annual operating expenses of approximately $500,000, SNH is developing an ever-growing statewide presence. It enjoys an excellent artistic reputation with an appetite for ambitious musical projects, under the musical leadership of Jonathan McPhee, balanced with a fundamental commitment to contributing to the quality of life for all New Hampshire citizens through education and community efforts

Education Programs Manager

Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Location: Tucson, AZ

Deadline: February 26, 2016

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra seeks an Education Programs Manager to support the work of the VP of Artistic Engagement and Education.  The candidate is expected to be a team player who combines a passion for symphonic music and education with superb planning, organization, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Click here to learn more.

Exhibits Director

Durango Arts Center

Location: Durango, CO

Deadline: March 14, 2016

The Durango Arts Center seeks a dynamic arts practitioner to fulfill the role of Exhibits Director to commence late spring 2016. The position is responsible for the curatorial policy and daily operations of DAC’s Barbara Conrad Gallery, the lobby exhibition space and special community installation projects.

Click here to learn more.

Deputy Director
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Bainbridge Island, WA

Development Administrative Manager

Asian Art Museum
San Francisco, CA

Art Handler/Driver
Artex, Inc.
Inglewood, CA

Job Bank Americans for the Arts.

Musical America’s Worldwide Career Center

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Interesting_readingReports and Interesting Reading

From Board Source

Chief Executive Dos and Don’ts in Recruiting Nonprofit Board Members

From the NEA

New NEA Data Shows Arts and Cultural Production Contributed $704.2 Billion to the U.S. Economy in 2013

Washington, DC-Today’s creative economy gets a big boost from the arts, according to new data from the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The latest figures cover 1998 to 2013 and they spotlight fast-growing arts industries, export trends, employment figures, consumer data, and more. In 2013, arts and cultural production contributed $704.2 billion to the U.S. economy, a 32.5 percent increase since 1998.

Arts and Cultural Production Contributed $704.2 Billion to the U.S. Economy in 2013

New Figures Underscore Strong Impact from the Performing Arts

From NPO Nonprofit Quarterly

Staging a Comeback: How the Nonprofit Arts Sector Has Evolved since the Great Recession

By EILEEN CUNNIFFE AND JULIE HAWKINS | February 9, 2016

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