The Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale head to Sidney!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 26, 2016

The Billings Symphony Orchestra Goes to Sidney MT.

Billings MT- The Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale (BSO&C) is proud to announce we are taking the Orchestra on the road. On Friday, July 8th, the Billings Symphony Orchestra will kick off the 26th annual Sunrise Festival of the Arts at the Veterans Memorial Park in Sidney, MT.

As part of the Explore Music! program and in accordance to the BSO&C’s strategic plan, The BSO&C will travel the 269 miles to Sidney to perform Sidney Symphony in the Park. This will allow a new and broader audience to experience the joy of live symphonic music through this free program. Explore Music! is the BSO&C’s music education program that reaches over 25,000 people annually through community outreach programs such as Symphony in the Park. This will be the first run-out style concert of this magnitude for the Billings Symphony. In the past, run-out concerts have been played closer to home in areas such as Red Lodge, Hardin, Laurel and Columbus. The BSO&C hopes to continue to expand our regional profile to eastern Montana in the years to come.

“This is a huge step for the Billings Symphony. Traveling with a full orchestra is a complex operation that is more typical among larger orchestras who go on tour. As such, we are actively seeking donor and sponsor support.” says BSO&C’s Executive Director, Darren Rich.

The program for Sidney Symphony in the Park will be the same as the Symphony in the Park performed in Pioneer Park on Sunday, June 26, 2016, complete with the Kids Conducting Contest and other student activities.

“Having the Billings Symphony in Sidney as part of our 26th Sunrise Festival of the Arts is such a grand opportunity for Eastern Montana. It just goes to show that big ideas are not out of our reach. We have a wonderful community of folks that are very excited to bring new things to our area for everyone to enjoy. We can hardly contain our enthusiasm for the July 8th performance in our Veteran’s Memorial Park,” states Executive Director for the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce, Kristin Kennedy.

The Sunrise Festival of the Arts is an annual art and craft festival featuring artists and crafters from the Montana/Dakota area. Items such as quilts, children clothing, jewelry and pottery will be on display from 9-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 9th. A local quilting club will also have their quilts on display throughout the day. Round pin buttons will be available for those who attend to purchase. Each button purchased puts their name into a drawing for several prizes throughout the day.

Sidney Symphony in the Park is sponsored by: Cape Air, BNSF and Langlas & Associates. If you or your company are interested in helping sponsor this event, please contact Darren Rich at 406-252-3610.

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Contact:

Michelle Dawson

Manager of Marketing and Public Relations

406-294-3712

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Thank you,

Michelle Dawson

Manager of Marketing & Public Relations

Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale

406.294.3712

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The Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale head to Sidney!

Public Artists: from MAC March 18, 2016

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ConferencesGeneral Interest

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency. Winter applications are due August 7, 2016 through CAFE.

Click here for more information.

RIVERCITY ROOTS FESTIVAL

Call for 2016 artists | Roots Rest is a showcase of high-end visual arts. More than 30 artists from the Pacific Northwest participate in the Juried Show featuring painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, textile arts and wood; all front and center on Main Street both days of the festival.

Deadline: April 2, 2016

Click here for more information.

MONTANA BOOK FESTIVAL

The Montana Book Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Festival, Sept. 21-25 in Missoula.

Click here for more information.

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WebinarsProfessional Development

The Project Management Fundamentals Course will be offered May 18-20, 2016 at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. Project management professionals, business and technology professionals, students, and educators are invited to register at the Project Management International website here.

May 18-20, 2016

Archie Bray Foundation 2016 workshops and classes.

Creating a Marketing Strategy with Dread Scott

Led by artist Dread Scott, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of marketing your work, including defining your goals; developing effective tools, tactics, and messaging; and identifying, engaging, and building your audience and support community. The webinar also provides an overview of several effective case studies of artists who have used both traditional and non-traditional marketing strategies in support of their work.

April 11, 7:00-8:30pm (EST)

Demystifying Public Art with Lynn Basa

Led by artist Lynn Basa, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of researching and applying for public art commissions for visual artists.

April 14, 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

HyperAllergenic, March 2, 2016

by Claire Voon, February 29, 2016

Just when you thought you’d heard everything: Holding a new artist’s pigment hostage? KBH

Anish Kapoor Gets Exclusive Rights to the World’s Darkest Pigment [updated]

Anish Kapoor now owns the exclusive rights to the world’s darkest material – a claim that, naturally, is pissing off other artists. The material is the very sexy Vantablack, known as the blackest black out there – much blacker than a pantherswimming in a tarpit, the Ayam Cemami, or your wardrobe during your middle school goth phase. A substance developed by scientists at Surrey NanoSystems in 2014, Vantablack essentially absorbs all light – 99.965% of radiation, to be exact; even when coated on a textured and shiny surface such as aluminum, it creates an abyss free of creases that many have compared to a black hole. Read more >>

The Arts: An Economic Force

NASAA Notes, March 2, 2016

You may know that the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has four "satellite industry accounts" that are designed to expand the analytical capacity of the bureau’s national income and product statistics. The satellite accounts-transportation, health care, travel and tourism, and arts and cultural production-allow the BEA to focus on specific facets of nationwide economic activity. Read more >>

Collaborating on Art? Why You Need a Contract

Guest blogger Marlo Spieth shares a legal checklist to help you understand your rights and responsibilities when collaborating on artwork.

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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.

Just Paint | Golden Artist Colors, Inc. | A Key to Understanding Lightfastness Readings

Artforum

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JobOpportunitiesJob Opportunities

Studio Echelman – Studio Manager

Studio Echelman is seeking a Studio Manager in our integrated Boston-based design practice, which creates projects at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, public art, and urban transformation. Led by artist Janet Echelman, the design team focuses on the development and creation of large-scale artworks, both permanent and temporary. These living, breathing sculpture environments respond to the forces of nature – wind, water and light – and become inviting focal points for civic life.

For more information contact artstudio.

The City of Calgary Public Art Program is soliciting proposals from experienced and qualified conservators or conservation teams to prepare condition assessments and create a conservation plan for The City’s Public Art Collection. The Collection includes permanent and, semi-permanent work sited indoors and outdoors as well as a portable fine art collection.

Deadline: March 29, 2016

Click here for more information.

Michigan Latino Arts – Research Associate, NALAC

NALAC is currently recruiting an experienced Research Associate to identify the existing ecosystem of Latina/o arts communities and efforts throughout the State of Michigan, conduct asset mapping, and consequently expand the Latina/o voice in the region.

Position open until filled.

Click here for more information.

Raleigh, North Carolina is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director of the Office of Raleigh Arts

Office of Raleigh Arts, Executive Director The Executive Director oversees the Office of Raleigh Arts, which administers the programs of the Raleigh Arts Commission and the Public Art and Design Board and supports the Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers.

Deadline: March 22, 2016

Click here for more information.

The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) – Public Art Program is currently seeking a curator for the 2016 ELEVATE annual public art program. The OCA is requesting creative and innovative proposals that detail a vision for the upcoming 2016 ELEVATE program, including the development of an overall theme, a vision for programming, and selections of artwork and performers.

Deadline: March 30, 2016

Click here for more information.

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.)

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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ART AND RISING TIDE PROJECT

The City of Norfolk, Virginia seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create environmental public art to address Norfolk’s relationship with water.

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Click here for more information.

PUBLIC ART AT MAYO CIVIC CENTER

The Minnesota State Arts Board, on behalf of the City of Rochester, Minnesota, requests proposals from professional public artists or artist-led teams for permanent, site-specific public artwork at the newly expanded Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.

Deadline: April 7, 2016

Click here for more information.

LONE TREE, CO + ARTS CENTER INTERIOR LOBBY

The City of Lone Tree seeks artists and/or artist teams interested in creating a site-specific interior work of art for the City Lone Tree Arts Center Lobby. Successful artist (or team of artists) will contract directly with the City of Lone Tree for a unique work of art.

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Click here for more information.

ST. GEORGE, UT + DIXIE APPLIED TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE NEW CAMPUS

Utah Arts & Museums Public Art Program is seeking artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site specific artwork(s) for the inaugural building of the new campus of Dixie Applied Technology College in St. George, Utah.

Deadline: April 4, 2016

Click here for more information.

JACKSON HOLE, WY + SITE-SPECIFIC NATURE VIEWING PAVILION

Jackson Hole Public Art seeks a U.S. resident artist or artist team to work collaboratively with our artist on staff to create a site-specific Nature Viewing Pavilion, which will be both a functional space and sculptural installation marking the location as a gateway between the town of Jackson and two major National Parks. Design development will include a short-term residency.

Deadline: April 8, 2016

Click here for more information.

TACOMA, WA + SOUTH TACOMA BUSINESS DISTRICT

The City of Tacoma, in collaboration with State Farm, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and the South Tacoma Business District, is seeking an artist or artist team to create a permanent public artwork or series of artworks along and adjacent to South Tacoma Way (between S. 47th and S. 58th). The selected artist or team will be encouraged to explore connections, enhance the Business District, contribute to a sense of identity in the area, and value community involvement in the research and concept development process.

Deadline: April 11, 2016

Click here for more information.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT + UTAH SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND

Utah Arts & Museums Public Art Program is seeking artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site specific artwork(s) for the new Utah School for the Deaf and the Blind facility. Deaf and/or blind artists are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: April 25, 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.

SALT LAKE CITY DOWNTOWN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE 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: April 1, 2016

For questions contact tyoung or vprince.

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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Public Artists: from MAC March 18, 2016

$1.5M Available in VSA Program Contracts – Requests for Proposals 2016-2017

Please note this VSA contract opportunity for organizations serving students with disabilities.

VSA Requests for Contract Proposals 2016-2017 No Images? Click here

Requests for Contract Proposals 2016–2017
for Nonprofit Arts, Education & Cultural Organizations

$1.5 Million is Available in VSA Program Contracts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking contract proposals from eligible and qualified contractors to perform the VSA programs listed below that provide arts education experiences to students with disabilities. View the Requests for Contract Proposals (RFPs) for specific program details.

Please feel free to circulate this announcement to other arts, education, or cultural organizations that may be interested.

The deadline to submit proposals is
Wednesday, May, 4, 2016, 11:59 PM EDT

1. VSA Arts Connect All – Professional Development Program
Implement professional development opportunities of 5 or more hours for educators teaching the arts to students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12. Serve 50 or more educators of students with disabilities. $3,000–$20,000.

2. VSA Arts Connect All – Workshop/Residency Program
Implement school or community arts education workshops and/or residencies of 5 or more instructional hours for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12. Serve 75 or more students with disabilities. $3,000 to $20,000.

3. VSA Children’s Visual Art Discovery Program
Implement visual art education classes or workshops of 5 or more instructional hours for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12. Use at least 2 activities from the VSA Teacher Resource Guide. Serve 75 or more students with disabilities. $3,000 to $20,000.

4. VSA International Young Soloists: Music for Every Student Program
Implement music education classes or workshops of 5 or more instructional hours for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12. Serve 75 or more students with disabilities. $3,000 to $20,000.

5. VSA Playwright Discovery Program
Implement writing for performance classes or workshops for students with disabilities, in middle and high school, grades 6-12, ages 11-22. Explore the theme of the disability experience in 5 or more instructional hours per student. Serve 75 or more students with disabilities. $3,000 to $20,000.

NEW PROGRAM!
6. VSA TiLT Digital Storytelling Program
Implement digital storytelling classes or workshops for students with disabilities, middle and high school, grades 6-12, ages 11-22. Explore the theme of the disability experience. Provide 5 or more instructional hours per student. Serve 75 or more students with disabilities.

7. VSA Museum Access for Kids Program
Implement accessible arts experiences with related educational programming for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12. Serve 100 or more students with disabilities. $3,000 to $15,000.

8. VSA Performing Arts Access for Kids Program
Implement accessible performing arts experiences with related educational programming for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12. Serve 100 or more students with disabilities. Must be a nonprofit performing arts venue to apply. $3,000 to $15,000.

IMPROVED!
9. Rosemary Kennedy Initiative

Implement transition opportunities for youth with disabilities, ages 15 to 22, in creative careers, arts, arts education, or arts management internships, apprenticeships, or pre-professional training programs of 40 or more hours. Serve 5 or more students with disabilities. $3,000 to $15,000.

How to Apply: Eligible and qualified organizations are required to submit contract proposals online at the link specified in each RFP. The Kennedy Center will accept one contract proposal per organization for each RFP. Before applying, read RFPs thoroughly as updates have been made for the 2016-2017 contract cycle.

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 4, 2016 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

Notification: Selected recipients will be notified on a rolling basis or by May 29, 2016.

For questions and information, please contact Stephanie Litvak, sslitvak

To request an accommodation or receive materials in an alternative format, contact Stephanie Litvak, sslitvak, at least two weeks prior to the submission deadline.

Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Programs

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Funding for Access and Accommodation Programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by
Mike and Julie Connors and the U.S. Department of Education.

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$1.5M Available in VSA Program Contracts – Requests for Proposals 2016-2017

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ConferencesGeneral Interest

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency. Winter applications are due August 7, 2016 thru CAFE.

Click here for more information.

SWEET PEA FESTIVAL considers grants for Performing/Visual Art and Special
Projects in Bozeman and surrounding areas. The grant for Performing/Visual Arts is for a specific activity, service or event. The Special Projects grant is for specific projects that will contribute visually, aesthetically, or culturally toward the Bozeman
area. Grant applications and additional details are available here.

Deadline: April 15, 2016

MONTANA PLEIN AIR PAINTING AT SIEBAN RANCH

Taught by HOWARD FRIEDLAND OPA AIS

Two day oil painting plein air workshop at the Sieban Ranch, painting barns, buildings, mountains, trees on a historic ranch near Helena, Montana in the Rocky Mountains. Friedland will be teaching techniques to make your plein air paintings come alive.

June 4-5, 2016

For more information on fees and possible lodging, and to reserve your spot contact Janet Olson of the Helena Art Center at omjce or call 406-422-5851

RED ANTS PANTS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY GRANT CYCLE NOW OPEN

(White Sulphur Springs, Mont.) -The Red Ants Pants Foundation announced today it is now accepting applications for its 2016 Community Grant Cycle funded by the Red Ants Pants Music Festival. Grant applications can be filled out online.

Deadline: April 30, 2016

Click here for more information.

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.

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FoodForThoughtFood for Thought

How to Create Successful Art Events

An experienced gallerist and expert shares smart ideas on how to plan your own successful art events.

Collaborating on Art? Why You Need a Contract

Guest blogger Marlo Spieth shares a legal checklist to help you understand your rights and responsibilities when collaborating on artwork.

HyperAllergenic, March 2, 2016

by Claire Voon, February 29, 2016

Just when you thought you’d heard everything: Holding a new artist’s pigment hostage? KBH

Anish Kapoor Gets Exclusive Rights to the World’s Darkest Pigment [updated]

Anish Kapoor now owns the exclusive rights to the world’s darkest material - a claim that, naturally, is pissing off other artists. The material is the very sexy Vantablack, known as the blackest black out there – much blacker than a pantherswimming in a tarpit, the Ayam Cemami, or your wardrobe during your middle school goth phase. A substance developed by scientists at Surrey NanoSystems in 2014, Vantablack essentially absorbs all light – 99.965% of radiation, to be exact; even when coated on a textured and shiny surface such as aluminum, it creates an abyss free of creases that many have compared to a black hole. Read more >>

The Arts: An Economic Force

NASAA Notes, March 2, 2016

You may know that the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has four "satellite industry accounts" that are designed to expand the analytical capacity of the bureau’s national income and product statistics. The satellite accounts-transportation, health care, travel and tourism, and arts and cultural production-allow the BEA to focus on specific facets of nationwide economic activity. Read more >>

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WebinarsProfessional Development

The Project Management Fundamentals Course will be offered May 18-20, 2016 at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. Project management professionals, business and technology professionals, students, and educators are invited to register at the Project Management International website here.

May 18-20, 2016
Tennessee State University
Nashville, Tennessee
8:00am – 5:00pm

Archie Bray Foundation 2016 workshops and classes.

Icon Workshop by Deacon Matthew Garrett

August 8, 2016 9am

August 12, 2016 5pm

Contact Lisa Garrett at lisa for more information.

Creating a Marketing Strategy with Dread Scott

Led by artist Dread Scott, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of marketing your work, including defining your goals; developing effective tools, tactics, and messaging; and identifying, engaging, and building your audience and support community.

April 11, 7:00-8:30pm (EST)

Grantwriting for Artists with Tracie Holder

Led by filmmaker Tracie Holder, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of the grantwriting process for artists working in all disciplines, including researching appropriate programs, putting together a competitive application, and making the most of both award and rejection letters.

April 28, 7:00-8:30m (EST)

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.
  • Just Paint | Golden Artist Colors, Inc. | A Key to Understanding Lightfastness Readings

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

ArtForum

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JobOpportunitiesJob Opportunities

STUDIO ECHELMAN: Studio Manager

Studio Echelman is seeking a Studio Manager in our integrated Boston-based design practice, which creates projects at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, public art, and urban transformation. Led by artist Janet Echelman, the design team focuses on the development and creation of large-scale artworks, both permanent and temporary. These living, breathing sculpture environments respond to the forces of nature – wind, water and light – and become inviting focal points for civic life.

Please email resume, letter of interest, writing sample, and file of relevant work to: artstudio.

Michigan Latino Arts – Research Associate, NALAC

NALAC is currently recruiting an experienced Research Associate to identify the existing ecosystem of Latina/o arts communities and efforts throughout the State of Michigan, conduct asset mapping, and consequently expand the Latina/o voice in the region. The Researcher will prepare surveys, conduct interviews, create data visualizations and conduct analyses. The data is meant to serve as a tool for research, advocacy, and policymaking.

Position open until filled.

Click here for more information.

The City of Raleigh, North Carolina, is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director of the Office of Raleigh Arts.

Office of Raleigh Arts, Executive Director The Executive Director oversees the Office of Raleigh Arts, which administers the programs of the Raleigh Arts Commission and the Public Art and Design Board and supports the Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers. The Executive Director leads implementation of the Raleigh Arts Plan (adopted by City Council in February 2016), which guides investment of resources towards realization of the Creative Life vision: Raleigh is a community connected through arts and culture, where every person is empowered to lead the creative life they envision.

Deadline: March 22, 2016

Click here for more information.

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.)

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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VisualCallsCalls for Visual Artists

The Wheatgrass Saloon Upstairs Gallery invites artists to participate in Livingston’s July Art Walk exhibit, "Reclaiming our Icons."
Once sacred icons, the swastika and the cross have been consciously distorted as propagandizing tools used to symbolize and celebrate all that ensues from a culture of duality: sin, judgment, supremacy, hatred, fear.

Deadline: July 15, 2016

For more information contact Lisa Snow Beaudin at (406) 224-3895 or wheatgrassaloon.

The Wheatgrass Saloon Upstairs Gallery invites artists to participate in the YNP Centennial Celebration exhibit "Hot Pots" by submitting, for consideration, original works of art to be on display in the gallery August 19 – September 12th.
The goal of the exhibit is to celebrate the alchemy of matter and mystery at play in the mud of Yellowstone National Park deep below the surface and on its dynamic crusted top.

Deadline: July 15, 2016

For more information contact Lisa Snow Beaudin at (406) 224-3895 or wheatgrassaloon.

11th ANNUAL RIVER CITY ROOTS FEST FINE ART SHOW

The Missoula Downtown Association is seeking fine art artists for the Art Show at the 11th annual River City Roots Festival, slated for August 26-27, 2016 in Downtown Missoula. Artists can apply online at www.rivercityrootsfestival.com/fine-art-show and the deadline is Friday, April 1. Booth fees are a mere $150 for the two-day art show on Main Street.

RFP for Public Art at Mayo Civic Center

The Minnesota State Arts Board, on behalf of the City of Rochester, Minnesota, requests proposals from professional public artists or artist-led teams for permanent, site-specific public artwork at the newly expanded Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota.

Deadline: April 7, 2016

Click here for more information.

If you’d like to see more opportunities and call such as this, please also sign up for our MAC Public Artist enews.

ARTS NORTHWEST

Juried Showcase applications are now open online!

Applications are now open online for a juried showcase spot at the NWBC in Spokane, WA, October 10 – 13. This is a great opportunity for you to increase your visibility in front of the many presenters that attend the conference each year.

Click here for more information.

THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION

The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of The Artist’s Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in The Artist’s Magazine.

Deadline: April 1, 2016

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DACIA GALLERY

Dacia Gallery invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a Two-Week Solo Exhibition in May 2016, at Dacia Gallery.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

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I.C.A. PUBLISHING

I.C.A. Publishing is now pleased to announce the oncoming publication

of the 11th volume of International Contemporary Artists.

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CLAY STUDIO OF MISSOULA: 2016/17 ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM

The residency program at the Clay Studio of Missoula is designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists. Residencies range from 1-6 months (short-term) to up to two years (long-term). We have recently added a Community Residency for artists interested in coming to work in Missoula for less than one month.

Deadline: April 7, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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BILLINGS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS SET FOR APRIL 17th

The Billings Symphony will hold orchestra auditions on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 on the campus of Montana State University-Billings. While there are specific positions vacant, auditions will be held to populate the substitute musician list for all sections of the orchestra. Current vacancies include: Principal Bassoon, Principal Tuba, Principal Harp, Principal Timpani, Principal Percussion, Section Trumpet, Section Percussion, Section Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass, and substitutes for all instruments.

Audition sign up closes on Friday, April 8th.

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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

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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.

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10 Tips for Performance Artists Working With Museums

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WriterCallsCalls for Writers

Join the organizers of the 406 Writers’ Workshop for something different this summer. For four days in August we’re bringing together some of theWest’s most celebrated and promising writers for a weekend at the historic E Bar L Guest Ranch, just 25 miles east of Missoula!

August 27-30, 2016

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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

Got a manuscript? Search the Small Press database to find the right home for it. Hundreds of listings provide information about what each press is looking for, tips from the editors, and how to submit your work.

The Poets & Writers Guide to Literary Agents

Everything you need to know to land a literary agent in one handy resource.

121 CONTESTS TO ENTER

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

Search Poets & Writers frequently updated job listings.

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

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From Humanities Montana

Governor’s Humanities Awards Nominations Due May 13

Every two years outstanding Montanans are recognized at the Governor’s Humanities Awards. Our next celebration will take place Thursday, January 26, 2017 in the Capitol Rotunda, followed by an awards banquet at the Helena Radisson Hotel.

Nominations for the Awards are due May 13.

Nominations should be no more than 1000 words and should address the nominee’s contributions to the humanities. Nominations for both individuals and organizations will be considered. Members of the Humanities Montana board and staff are not eligible for consideration.

Nominations should be e-mailed to info or sent to Governor’s Humanities Awards, Humanities Montana, 311 Brantly, Missoula, MT 59812. If you have questions, call (406) 243-6022.

From First Peoples Fund

Do you know a Native artist who has dedicated his or her life and work to sustaining cultural traditions within their community? First Peoples Fund has opened nominations for the 2017 Community Spirit Awards, and we want to hear from you. Nominate an artist today.

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From Montana Nonprofit Association

Tom Ahern: Fundraising & Communications

Missoula, March 28, 9am-3:30pm

Looking to update your fundraising messages? Need help crafting the perfect case statement? Unsure how to use digital communications? Register today for a full-day workshop with Tom Ahern, author and leading expert on nonprofit communications. Learn how to improve your messages to donors and refine your fundraising strategy.

Workshop Dates and Locations:
Missoula, 3/28/16, Doubletree Edgewater
Bozeman, 3/29/16, Baxter’s Ballroom
Billings, 3/30/16, Billings Depot

Registration Rates (Early-bird rates end March 16!)
MNA Member Organization: $90 by 3/16, $105 after 3/16
Non-Member Organization: $150 by 3/16, $165 after 3/16

Thank you to the Montana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Western Montana Fund Raisers Association for helping sponsor Tom’s visit to Montana!

Learn more and register.

From Hopa Mountain

Join us for a Creating Boards that Lead workshop focusing on Vision, Governance, Management March 31-April 1

Hopa Mountain and Sage Solutions will co-teach a Creating Boards that Lead workshop on Thursday, March 31 from 1-4:30 p.m. and Friday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the C’Mon Inn (Bozeman). This workshop is designed for current members of nonprofit Board of Directors and those interested in serving on a Board. The cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. For more information, please info.

Philanthropy Northwest

The call for proposals for sessions at our 2016 Annual Conference is now open!
Stay tuned for more details on pre-conference site visits, workshops and other learning opportunities. For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Anjana Pandey at apandey, Philanthropy Northwest’s donor and member relations director.

Spring Workshop Series Helps Nonprofit Leaders Apply Best Practices

Flathead Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center will host a spring workshop series designed to help leaders of nonprofit organizations apply best practices for governance. Developed with input from local nonprofit directors and board members, Nonprofit Board Leadership: Applying Best Practices will be held every other Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning on March 9 and concluding April 20. Cost to register for the series is $80.

"This series takes the principles from the High Performing Board workshop FVCC hosted last September and gives attendees the opportunity to implement those best practices in their board work," said FVCC Drector of Workforce Development Jodi Smith.

The workshop series will be taught by Ned Cooney. Cooney specializes in organizational planning, board education and development, program development, funding strategies, support for executives and board members and meeting and retreat facilitation.

The workshop is sponsored in part by a grant from The Applied Materials Foundation.

For more information or to register for the workshop, visit ceinfo.

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From Montana Community Foundation

The IRA Charitable Rollover Provision: Is this an option for your organization?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2:00 pm MT 30 minutes

Hosted by Nick Dietzen, Planned Giving Officer and Cathy Cooney

In December 2015, Congress finally made the IRA Charitable Rollover Provision permanent (after many years of letting it expire after temporary, last-minute renewals). Now that it’s permanent, we want to give you the basics to determine whether this is a charitable instrument that could benefit you as a donor or benefit your nonprofit organization.

This will be a 30-minute webinar. Part I: We will review the provisions of the IRA charitable rollover and how it can provide tax savings for individuals. Part II: We will talk to staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations about how they can market the IRA Charitable Rollover to their own constituents.

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Job_oppsJob Opportunities

SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning Director position open

The Director will be an adaptive and innovative leader who can facilitate the collective success of SPARK! The Director must be comfortable working behind the scenes to promote the work of partner agencies while also serving as a public ambassador for the initiative. More specifically, working with SPARK!’s Governing Board, the Director will drive SPARK!’s internal and external functions, including strategy, communications, fundraising, community engagement, budget overview and data functions. Familiarity with Word, Excel and QuickBooks recommended. The Director should be able to write grant applications and see to their implementation.

Philanthropy Northwest Job Bank: 129 jobs listed

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Fund_oppsFunding Opportunities

Humanities Access Grants now available from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Office of Challenge Grants

Receipt Deadline May 4, 2016

Brief Summary

Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: youth, communities of color, and economically disadvantaged populations.

Humanities Access grants establish or augment term endowments(that is, endowments whose funds are entirely expended over the course of a set time period) to provide funding for existing programs at institutions such as public libraries, local and regional museums, historical societies, community colleges, HBCUs and tribal colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, archival repositories, and other cultural organizations. Humanities Access grants are intended to seed longer-term endowment-building efforts.

Programs supported by Humanities Access grants might include, for example

  • a summer project for teens at a local historical society;
  • internships for Native American students at a tribal museum; or
  • a Clemente course at a homeless shelter organized by a community college.

Humanities Access Grants offer two years of match-based funding to be expended through a term endowment over the final three years of the five-year grant period. Humanities Access grant funds should not be used to replace existing program funds. Instead, the grant should expand or enhance an existing exemplary humanities program.

Institutions that have never received an NEH grant and small to mid-sized institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Questions?

Contact the staff of NEH’s Office of Challenge Grants at 202-606-8309 or at challenge. Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.

Funds Provided to Extend the Reach of Arts Organizations Due April 14
National Endowment for the Arts

The Challenge America program provides support to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, such as those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Applications are due to Grants.gov by April 14, 2016.

Grants Promote Contemporary Concert Music
The Amphion Foundation

The purpose of the Amphion Foundation is to promote excellence in, and public appreciation of, contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers. Grants are provided to publicly-supported nonprofit performing ensembles, presenters, and music service organizations that have a history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music at a high level of excellence. In general, grants range between $1,000 and $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to major performing organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or a particularly significant project. Applying organizations must have been in existence for at least two years, and have completed two full seasons of programming prior to the time of application. Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2016. Visit the Foundation’s website for grant program guidelines.

Seed Grants Promote Music, Education, and Community Organizing
Sparkplug Foundation

The Sparkplug Foundation primarily provides grants to start-up nonprofit organizations or new projects of established nonprofits that are addressing the fields of music, education, and community organizing. In the Music category, the Foundation supports emerging professional musicians or music-development programs. In Education and Teaching, the Foundation funds projects that deal with "the whole student" and with learning as a community activity. Through Grassroots Organizing, the Foundation encourages activist strategies for addressing institutional injustices and for building a reasoned, just society. The current focus is on ground-level community organizing at the intersection of utilities/energy infrastructure, housing/community resources, and racial justice. The Foundation also provides limited support for projects in Israel that involve Palestinian communities. Online questionnaires must be completed by April 15, 2016. Letters of intent are due April 22, and the deadline for final applications is May 13, 2016. Visit the Foundation’s website to review its mission and funding guidelines as well as the online application instructions.

From EmcArts

Open Call for New Communities

Community Innovation Labs: Now Accepting Letters of Inquiry

EmcArts is pleased to announce that, with support from the Kresge Foundation, we will be launching Community Innovation Labs in two new communities across the United States in 2016-2017. These Labs will offer the opportunity for local stakeholders to take on an urgent and specific social challenge by using artistic practices to explore local systems and advance innovative responses.

Deadline for submitting letters of inquiry is April 11th, 2016. We are accepting inquiries jointly submitted by a coordinated group of two to three local stakeholders or organizations. Read more and submit an inquiry here.

Our two new Labs will build off of work that’s currently underway in our pilot sites of Winston-Salem, NC and Providence, RI.

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Hewlett Report Looks at Generational Change in Leadership Approach

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MWC March: March 5 workshop, readings, field trips

Writers’ Room Classes March 5, Dixon students recite Vic Charlo to Vic Charlo, Ekphrastic Writing at the Missoula Art Museum. www.Missoulawritingcollaborative.org!
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Write With Us: From Sestinas to Stories,
Memoirs to Metaphors

Join us for…
THE WRITERS’ ROOM/writing workshops & fundraiser
march 5, 2016 * 10 to 5 o’clock
class descriptions
to register: www.missoulawritingcollaborative.org or call (406) 549-3348
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10 to 11:45 a.m.
Sheryl Noethe/Poetry & the Line Break/Fact & Fiction
This class is about using time and space to form a poem. The line break is the secret heart of poetry.
Caroline Keys/Songwriting/Boyle Deveny & Meyer
We will warm up the right sides of our brains, look at songwriting strategies, and employ them by responding to prompts. Come with an open mind, leave with the seed of your next new song!
Caroline Patterson/Kickstart Your Fiction/Missoula Public Library
We will create a piece using dialogue and action to explore how characters drive fiction.
Robert E. Lee/Form Poems/Shakespeare & Company
We will discuss why form poetry should be learned and explore (introduce and write) some fun, humor-begging forms, and work up possibly to a sestina, writing and sharing along the way.

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11:45 to 12:45 Buffet Lunch ($12) the Top Hat: “Kicking the Loose Gravel Home”
Film about Richard Hugo
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1:00 to 2:45
Rachel Mindell/The Prose Poem/Fact & Fiction
Explore the strange and delightful possibilities of this hybrid form blending narrative, lyric, sound and sight.
Marnie Prange/Working with the Image/Shakespeare & Company
We’ll consider why "when pigs fly" is so much more satisfying than "never gonna happen," and come away with two image-centered poems composed with very different demands.
Chris Dombrowski/Creative Writing Across the Curriculum/Boyle Deveny & Meyer
Fred Haefele/Writing Memoir/Missoula Public Library
Resuscitating the derelict essay or starting a new one.
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3: to 4:45
Dana Fitz Gale/Fiction: Raising the Stakes/Boyle Deveny & Meyer
The opposite of a conflict resolution course, this is about conflict escalation. Learn to fan the flames of your fiction, maybe add some gasoline.
Derek Heckman/Storming the Novel/Missoula Public Library
Writing your first novel can be a long and arduous process. This course offers a series of pro-tips on how to make it happen!
Mark Gibbons/Poetry: Sound, Breath & the Oral Tradition/ Shakespeare & Company
We will discuss and listen to selected poems, focusing on each poem’s sound strategy, its devices, rhymes, and rhythms, prior to composing our own blues poem.
Alex Alviar/Fiction from Personal Spirit/Fact & Fiction
Learning to write fiction from personal experience.
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5 p.m. Cocktail Hour
The Radius Gallery – 114 East Main Street

On top of giving a wonderful reading, Rachel Mindell and her students at Dixon School surprised poet Vic Charlo after he read for the students. Two groups of students recited Charlo’s poem "Dixon Direction" back to him, minutes after he read the poem to the entire assembly. He was very moved! It was wonderful moment.
Robert Lee and his class in Ovando made a special appearance on Annie Guard’s "Pea Green Boat" on Montana Public Radio. Several students read poems and Robert spoke about teaching poetry to these students in the cozy two-room school perched in the Blackfoot River Valley.
Brian Kahn, of Montana Public Radio’s Homeground, interviewed teacher Ronda Howlett, from Arlee Elementary School, Salish translator Aspen Smith, and Caroline Patterson at the Missoula Writing Collaborative Offices. The interview covered the vital relationship between language, culture, and storytelling. The program will air in April; check Montana Public Radio for times.
Sheryl Noethe, Sharon Jones and her enthusiastic fourth graders from Lewis and Clark school, who walked a mile to the Missoula Senior Center to write poems with the seniors.They learned about living in the wilderness, rotary telephones, and telegraphs. It was a wonderful event.
On The Boat
by Linden H. from Hawthorne School

On the boat
the past is always
in front of us
telling the wise people
who roamed the lands
the galaxy is falling apart.
The people that kept
the land in peace
now destroy it
by heart.

Through a grant from the Montana Arts Council, fourth grade students at Lowell, Russell, and Hawthorne had the privilege of viewing and writing about John Buck’s exhibit moving sculptures, Free for All. Writers Mark Gibbons, Rachel Mindell, and Caroline Patterson worked with MAM Education Director Rene Taafe introduced students to the Buck sculptures, then writers Watch for the poems in upcoming issues.

Important Upcoming Dates

March 3, 2016: Readings at Rattlesnake School
March 5, 2016: The Writers Room All-Day Writing Workshops
March 10, 2016: Reading at Russell School: 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
March 30, 2016: Missoula Arts Meeting with NEA Chairman Jane Chu: 12:30 to 1:30, MCT
April 2016: National Poetry Month
May 3, 2016: Give Local Missoula!

MWC March: March 5 workshop, readings, field trips