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Public Artist eNews

from the Montana Arts Council

Artwork by Richard Swanson and Rob Akey
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ConferencesGeneral Interest

Montana Open Land Month, July 2016

Do you love Montana?

Does your art celebrate this incredible landscape, and the people who work and play here?

Montana Open Land Month is a celebration of Montana’s outdoor heritage, a chance to honor the open lands so vital to our way of life and economy. People across Montana will celebrate during July 2016 in many ways – through social media, at events, and by sharing art/photos/writing/music.

Deadline: The first 16-20 artists to submit will be featured/promoted when the gallery goes live in May. Artwork submitted after that date through July will be rotated in, growing this important testament to the inspiration provided by Montana’s diverse open lands.

Click here for more information.

Reimagine Montana

The Montana Preservation Alliance (MPA) has opened its search for five artists interested in participating in our Summer 2016 Reimagine Montana Artist-in-Residence program.

Deadline: May 3, 2016

Click here for more information.

Helena High Senior Savannah Smith takes Poetry Out Loud State Title

"Be the poem."

That’s the advice Savannah Smith took to heart when she started competing in Poetry Out Loud as a freshman at Helena High School.

Call for Authors and Topics

In 2016 Americans for the Arts (AFTA) Public Art Network (PAN) began the development of an online portal and content development projects designed to organize resources, develop tools and provide information on topics relevant to the public art field today. As part of this process, AFTA/PAN will commission a series of up to five white papers on best practices in the development of a public art project/s or supporting a public art program. We are looking to you, our members of PAN to provide input into the subject areas that will be addressed by these papers.

Deadline: May 16, 2016

Click here for more information.

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WebinarsProfessional Development

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

U.S. Government Sends Cultural Delegation to Cuba

Less than a month after the historic visit by President Barack Obama, a delegation of some of America’s most distinguished writers, artists, musicians, as well as arts and cultural leaders will visit Cuba to "identify greater opportunities for people-to-people artistic and cultural collaborations."

Artists, Investors and Innovators Join Together to Launch Upstart Co-Lab

Rooted in the conviction that artists are social entrepreneurs and that a sustainable future depends on a creative economy, a group of artists, impact investors, philanthropic funders and social innovators today announced the launch of Upstart Co-Lab, an unprecedented collaboration connecting artists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs. Upstart Co-Lab, led by founding partner Laura Callanan, the former senior deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will build a bridge to connect artists with the opportunities of impact investing and social entrepreneurship, and will connect social innovators with the storytelling, improvisation and creative intelligence of artists.

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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.

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

Artforum

Estimating Square Foot Coverage for Products

GAC 400: Fabric and Paper Stiffener

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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.)

Sales and Marketing Coordinator

The Sales and Marketing Coordinator develops and implements strategies to increase participation in-and earned revenue to support-the organization’s programs, products and services. The Coordinator is responsible for increasing print and online advertising and product sales; expanding audiences and participation in the organization’s events, products and programs; and increasing exhibitor participation. The Coordinator will develop and execute a number of marketing campaigns, as well as tracking, and reporting on e-communications campaigns for Annual Convention and the National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference.

Leadership Alliances Coordinator

The Leadership Alliances Department at Americans for the Arts builds existing relationships with and identifies and stewards new individuals who have the ability to heighten the profile and fundraising capacity of the organization, as well as help to advance pressing advocacy issues. This is done through relationship-building programs and cultivation events such as The National Arts Awards, National Arts Policy Roundtable and the Leadership Roundtables. The Leadership Alliances Coordinator works as part of the team to develop, plan, promote, and execute these key programs and events. The Coordinator works with the Leadership Alliances team to reach fundraising goals by assisting in the building of relationships with "grasstops" leaders such as artists, patrons, civic leaders, and philanthropists.

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Shoreline, WA + Artscape On-Year Outdoor Installations

The City of Shoreline seeks submissions for Artscape, an annual outdoor exhibition adjacent to City Hall. Artists are invited to submit images of existing or proposed work for extended, temporary display of a year or more. Large-scale work using landscaping supplies, including up to 10 cubic yards of compost, live native plants, or similarly sourced materials is especially welcome. Submissions that activate the site’s remnant architectural features (concrete backstop, historic red brick road) are also strongly encouraged.Deadline: June 12, 2016

Click here for more information.

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU)

available two-dimensional artwork that is a visual exploration of the meaning of water and its relationship to our lives for a competitive direct purchase for SPU’s Portable Works Collection. Artworks may be included in the 2016-2017 Poetry on Buses program.

Deadline: June 7, 2016

Click here for more information.

Missoula’s Public Art Committee

The City of Missoula Public Art Committee invites artists residing in Missoula County to apply for a public art project to create art on traffic signal boxes (TSB) located throughout Missoula. The goal of the project is to use local traffic signal boxes as "canvases," greatly enhancing Missoula’s visual surroundings.

Deadline: June 3, 2016

Click here for more information.

Outdoor Sculpture Competition

Piedmont Council for the Arts (PCA) has an opportunity for artists of monumental proportions. National, regional, and local artists alike are invited to submit original sculpture proposals to ArtInPlace for the 2016-17 season. Selected artists will receive a $1,500 stipend to install their sculptures along the roadways of Charlottesville, VA from October 2016 through September 2017.

Deadline: July 1, 2016

Click here for more information.

RiverArtes II is a revolving biennial exhibition of public art by sculptors of international, national and regional prominence designed to celebrate the vitality of Owensboro, Kentucky; enhance its creative placemaking efforts; establish it as a cultural tourism destination and enrich the lives of its residents and visitors. Opportunities abound in the City’s new multi-million dollar Riverfront Development for the placement of public art, as a visual additive that creates an atmosphere of community pride, excitement and celebration.

Deadline: June 10, 2016

Click here for more information.

Opportunities for public artists.

Art deadlines list.

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Public Artists: from MAC April 29, 2016

Arts Organizations: from MAC April 27, 2016

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Arts Organizations eNews

From the Montana Arts Council

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Dear Kristin,

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

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Office_on_the_RoadOffice on the Road

The Montana Arts Council staff is hitting the road! Come join us for Arts Conversations in these communities in northeast Montana June 10-14!

Havre

5:15-7:15 p.m. Friday, June 10

Havre Inn Suites Banquet Room (Best Western,) 1425 Highway 2 West

Glasgow

9-11 a.m. Monday, June 13

Cottonwood Inn Banquet Room, 451st Ave. Northeast

Malta

7-9 p.m. Monday, June 13

Malta Business Center, 46 S. 1st St. E.

Fort Belknap

7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 14

Ekib-tsah-ah-tsik (Sitting High) Cultural Center, Aaniiih Nakoda College (formerly Fort Belknap College)

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Funding Opportunities

The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation

Ongoing deadlines
The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation is dedicated to fostering a love of reading among underserved children and youth. The Foundation provides grants for the purchase of books published for young people preschool through grade 8. Click above to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting applications for the French-American Jazz Exchange.

Deadline: May 27, 2016

The French-American Jazz Exchange ("FAJE") celebrates the shared cultural passion for jazz in France and the United States. A partnership of FACE Foundation ("French American Cultural Exchange"), the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the program is designed to initiate and extend the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States through support for the collaborative investigation of artistic practice and activities that provide exposure to new audiences and professional relationships.

Funds Available for Digital Humanities Projects
National Endowment for the Humanities

Deadline: June 8, 2016
The Digital Projects for the Public grants program supports projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities through digital platforms, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments.

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Cultural Diplomacy Grant Opportunities
ECA recently posted three new grant opportunities in Grants.gov. Under Creative Arts Exchanges, we are seeking proposals for our Hip Hop Collaboration program; and for a visual arts program – Community Arts Incubator. Under our Arts Envoy Program, we are soliciting proposals to assist our Arts Envoy team to send U.S. artists and experts in all arts fields for short-term projects with U.S. Embassies and Consulates in all world areas. Under Communities Connecting Heritage, we are soliciting proposals for an exchange program focused on connecting U.S. and foreign communities around themes of intangible and tangible cultural heritage.
Click here for more information.

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Online_learnOnline Learning

The Invisible Yellow Line: Nonprofit Governance (NEW)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Who ‘owns’ your nonprofit? The line defining the governance responsibility of board and staff is often hard to see. This fast-paced webinar will help to clarify that line using a football metaphor that everyone can understand. You’ve seen that yellow line that appears on the screen when you watch a football game. When you apply that line to the key roles of board and staff, it provides an easy way to discuss governance roles and helps to open lines of communication so both teams work compatibly toward the same goal – serving your organization’s mission. Jean Block, the webinar presenter, is the author of "The Invisible Yellow Line ™ – Clarifying Board and Staff Roles." She will share easy, practical examples of best practices in board and staff roles in governance, including the board’s responsibilities to the Three Duties and how the CEO can support the board in its governance role. Visit the link above to register.

Advanced Chart Construction in Microsoft Excel

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Do you feel like you’ve exhausted Microsoft Excel’s limited menu of graphing options? In this webinar, we’ll begin by reviewing lesser-known data visualization secrets with Excel, such as Change Chart Type, Categories in Reverse Order, and Gap Width. Then, we’ll dive into advanced chart construction to build graphs that aren’t traditionally available with Excel. Together we’ll build small multiples bar charts, small multiples line charts, and dot plots from scratch. You’ll learn the "why" and "how" behind effective visualizations, like why selecting a custom color palette and ensuring that graphs are colorblind-friendly is beneficial to your viewers. Technical how-to’s to turn that theory into practice will also be covered. This online workshop is highly interactive; you’ll receive an Excel file prior to the webinar that contains the sample datasets and step-by-step instructions that will be used during the training. This webinar will be held on. Visit the link above to register.

Getting Started: Making Your Grant Requests Sparkle

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Are you new to grant writing? This webinar will help you prepare the basic documents needed to write compelling letters of inquiry and grant proposals. Participants come away with a clear picture of exactly what documents they should have at hand and how to polish and present these documents in order to submit successful grants requests. Why not make your first grant proposals not only a joy to write, but also make them stand out from other submissions? Cynthia M. Adams, CEO of GrantStation, has been teaching grant writing workshops for over 20 years, and presents a webinar full of "how to’s" and "examples" for the novice grant writer. Participants will receive several handouts/worksheets before the webinar to help guide their success. This presentation will be held on. Visit the link above to register.

Free Grantseeeking Webinar

The Biggest Myths about Grantseeking Right Now and
How to Keep Them from Sabotaging Your Grants Success!

Wednesday, May 4, 10 am-11:30 am MST
RSVP to attend this free webinar.

Ready to shed some outworn, out-of-date, but still shockingly common beliefs and misunderstandings about what it takes to be successful in the grants world today? They’re called "invisible beliefs" – those things we think we know, without even thinking about it. Maybe they were true once upon a time … but many simply aren’t true anymore. And the problem is, because they’re invisible, those beliefs that are no longer true can slow us down – and sabotage our success – without our even realizing what’s happening.

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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.)

Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities

Location: Providence, RI

Deadline: April 29, 2016

The governing board of the Alliance of Artists Communities (AAC) seeks an Executive Director to lead a national organization representing the filed of artist residency program with a commitment to the values of equity, inclusion, and professionalism. The AAC’s mission is to advance the impact of artists and creativity on intellectual and civic life.

Click here to learn more.

Director of Marketing and Communications, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is currently seeking a Director of Marketing and Communications at Taliesin West. Responsibilities include designing and implementing unique marketing and communication strategies that support the Foundation.

Click here to learn more.

Contract Opportunity: Operations Manager
The Wyoming Arts Alliance
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Job Description:
The Wyoming Arts Alliance seeks a part-time Operations Manager to coordinate the affairs of the organization. This is a one-year contract position, renewable annually. WyAA will offer $1,250/month, plus out- of-pocket expenses. The Operations Manager must be located in Cheyenne.
For more info click here!

Project Opportunity: Wyoming Arts Road Trip Manager

Deadline May 1, 2016
The Wyoming Arts Alliance seeks a part-time, Project Director to organize and complete an arts information gathering "road trip" throughout Wyoming. The Manager will be responsible, for organizing the information collected and to work with the WyAA Operations Manger and board in drafting WyAA’s new Strategic Plan. This is a contract position for a 10-month period. WyAA will offer $1,500/month, plus out- of-pocket expenses. The Road Trip Manager may be located anywhere in Wyoming.

For more info click here!

Executive Director

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

Brookfield, WI

Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will be an inspiring leader within the organization and the community, publically representing the Center in all matters regarding media, government, business, cultural, and educational institutions.

For more info click here!

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Interesting_readingInteresting Reading

Leadership is about influencing others

Leadership is about the ability to influence situations and people, writes Joel Garfinkle. Your skill at doing so depends on factors including reputation, skills and expertise, and your ability to win followers. "Forget titles and the other trappings of authority; concentrate on building the skills above and focus on honing them," Garfinkle writes.

Board Member Fundraising Policy

More and more boards are being expected to help ensure adequate resources by helping raise private support for their organizations. And yet, many boards have not created a policy that specifies that involvement. Here are some tips on how to do that, as well as a free sample policy. Download the policy now.

This is a YIKES! (Arni Fishbaugh’s comment)

Legislators receive letter urging for evaluation of overtime rules changes

A coalition of 340 organizations has submitted a letter to Congress that backs the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act and expresses the groups’ opposition to a proposed rule by the Department of Labor that would expand the existing pay threshold for overtime pay. The bill calls for an analysis of the possible effects of the new rules on nonprofit groups, local governments and small businesses.

American City Business Journals

1-2-3 steps, reframing techniques for nonprofit leaders

Nonprofit leaders can learn to self-coach and ensure they’re constantly learning on the job with reframing and "1-2-3" steps. Reframing allows an individual to look at a problem in a new way, discovering new solutions in the process. Another tool, "1-2-3" steps, is the idea of first taking small, easy steps toward tackling big problems.

9 qualities necessary to create change in your organization

Change is difficult, and leaders need to have vision, a strategy and strong communication skills to win people over, writes Bobbie Goheen. "Sell the dream of the future both externally and internally so that people can begin to see the possibilities and build the desire for change," she advises.

SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Study: Consumers pledge to charitable causes, but don’t always pay up

A US and Canadian study has found that charity pushes on social media may create quite a bit of buzz, but that buzz doesn’t necessarily generate donations. Researchers purchased Facebook ads to encourage consumers to donate to Heifer International, a poverty-focused charity. The campaign reached 6.4 million people and garnered thousands of impressions, but only resulted in 30 donations.

The Drum (Glasgow, Scotland)

72% of donors say messaging affects their giving

Seventy-two percent of donors say their decision to give is affected by a nonprofit’s messaging, highlighting the need to avoid vague, dull or irrelevant content. Instead, 75% of donors said they prefer short emails with no links, and 60% preferred YouTube videos less than two minutes in length.

The NonProfit Times (Morris Plains, N.J.)

What commonalities do successful fundraisers share?

Of 16 small nonprofits recognized as successful fundraisers, all shared similar views on the major role of fundraising at their organizations, according to the Fundraising Bright Spots report. In addition, they all believed it to be the shared responsibility of board members, staff and volunteers — and embraced a year-round, consistent approach to engaging donors.

3 social media tips for small nonprofits

Small nonprofits can create a successful social media presence by sharing a variety of content, scheduling posts and making an effort to respond to supporters reactions. Reacting to supporters is important because it encourages further interaction and helps to build relationships that transcend social media.

B2C Marketing Insider

How to make tough conversations more palatable

Stepping up and taking charge of tough conversations is a critical part of the leader’s job, writes Deborah Rowland. One way to make difficult conversations more palatable: view them not as obstacles, but as stepping stones to the better times that lie ahead. "Difficult conversations can actually strengthen personal bonds if you handle them well," Rowland notes.

Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model)

Build a culture of philanthropy with these 12 steps

The key to building a nonprofit culture of philanthropy is to get everyone involved with fundraising and connect it to every board and staff meeting. Nonprofit leaders should also ask staff members for input on fundraising materials and build personal relationships with donors, board members and other stakeholders. It’s also important celebrate successes, urging leaders to watch for milestones like new donors or 100% board participation.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Power of Art to Build Strong Youth and Heal Trauma

The arts create an off-ramp from the pipeline by engaging young people and empowering them. Art is not a distraction – but a diversionary tool for them to heal and tell their stories through spoken word, dance, poetry, performance art or a visual piece. Art provides freedom from the everyday struggles that our children and youth must navigate.

Read at Huffington Post…

Arts and the Military

There are two new National Assembly of State Arts Agencies resources addressing the powerful role of the arts in efforts supporting active-duty military service members, reservists, veterans, their families and other members of the military community: the State Arts & Military Initiatives Strategy Sampler and its companion report, Arts & Military Snap Survey Results.

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Plain_InterestingJust Plain Interesting

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on National Tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library

The University of Montana, recently named Montana’s host for the "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare," national tour, is pleased to announce that the First Folio exhibition will be on display in the Montana Museum of Art and Culture and open to the public May 9 – 31.

The First Folio is the first complete collected edition of William Shakespeare’s plays, published in 1623, seven years after his death. Compiled by two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors, it preserves 36 of Shakespeare’s plays. Without it, we would not have 18 of those plays, including "Macbeth," "Julius Caesar," "Twelfth Night," "The Tempest" and "Antony and Cleopatra."

"We are thrilled we will be able to showcase the folio on campus in May 2016," said Julie Biando Edwards, an associate professor at the Mansfield Library. "This is a wonderful opportunity for the community. We’re especially pleased that parents and families visiting for graduation will be able to see it." The MMAC will be the only location in Montana to display the folio during its tour around the country.

UM and its partners will offer related programming while the First Folio is on campus. A current schedule is available online by clicking here.

Touring Exhibitions Needed

The Montana Art Gallery Director’s Association (MAGDA) is currently soliciting exhibition proposals for 2017, 2018, and 2019. The MAGDA Board of Trustees will meet in July to review and select exhibition proposals to present to the MAGDA membership for POSSIBLE bookings at the MAGDA conference which will be held in October. ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE SPONSORED BY AN ARTS ORGANIZATION. The sponsor organization is responsible for preparing the exhibit for tour, including professional crating, shipping expense and arrangements to first venue, condition report book, labels, interpretive text, press packets, etc. All contracts and communications with MAGDA will be made WITH THE SPONSOR ONLY. For more information contact Patty Bergquist at montanaart.

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 April 27, 2016

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Visual Artists

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Artwork by Jean Albus and April Hale
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ConferencesGeneral Interest

Montana Open Land Month, July 2016

Do you love Montana?

Does your art celebrate this incredible landscape, and the people who work and play here?

Montana Open Land Month is a celebration of Montana’s outdoor heritage, a chance to honor the open lands so vital to our way of life and economy. People across Montana will celebrate during July 2016 in many ways – through social media, at events, and by sharing art/photos/writing/music.

Deadline: The first 16-20 artists to submit will be featured/promoted when the gallery goes live in May. Artwork submitted after that date through July will be rotated in, growing this important testament to the inspiration provided by Montana’s diverse open lands.
Click here for more information.

Reimagine Montana

The Montana Preservation Alliance (MPA) has extended its search for five artists interested in participating in our Summer 2016 Reimagine Montana Artist-in-Residence program. The deadline for postmarked applications is May 3.

Helena High senior Savannah Smith takes Poetry Out Loud state title

"Be the poem."

That’s the advice Savannah Smith took to heart when she started competing in Poetry Out Loud as a freshman at Helena High School.

Cultural Diplomacy Grant Opportunities

ECA recently posted three new grant opportunities in Grants.gov. Under Creative Arts Exchanges, we are seeking proposals for our Hip Hop Collaboration program; and for a visual arts program – Community Arts Incubator. Under our Arts Envoy Program, we are soliciting proposals to assist our Arts Envoy team to send U.S. artists and experts in all arts fields for short-term projects with U.S. Embassies and Consulates in all world areas. Under Communities Connecting Heritage, we are soliciting proposals for an exchange program focused on connecting U.S. and foreign communities around themes of intangible and tangible cultural heritage.

Click here for more information.

Montana Art Gallery Directors Association

MAGDA is currently soliciting exhibition proposals for 2017, 2018, and 2019. The MAGDA Board of Trustees will meet in July to review and select exhibition proposals to present to the MAGDA membership for POSSIBLE bookings at the MAGDA conference which will be held in October.

Deadline: June 15, 2016

For more information contact montanaart.

ARTside on the Divide is an artist-in-residence program that Montana Wilderness Association launched in 2014 in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest). The goal of ARTside on the Divide is to promote a deeper appreciation of the natural, cultural, and historical resources of the Continental Divide ecosystem and adjacent open spaces in our national forests.

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Click here for more information.

CREATIVZ is a conversation about how artists in the United States live and work and what they need to sustain and strengthen their careers. It’s part of a research project from the Center for Cultural Innovation and theNational Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Surdna Foundation. Overall research and online strategy by Helicon. Online strategy and production by We Media.

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FoodForThoughtFood for Thought

U.S. Government Sends Cultural Delegation to Cuba

Less than a month after the historic visit by President Barack Obama, a U.S. government cultural mission to Cuba will take place from April 18-21, 2016. The President described his trip as extending the hand of friendship to the Cuban people, and this delegation, including some of America’s most distinguished writers, artists, musicians, as well as arts and cultural leaders, will continue this historic collaboration with the Cuban people.

Artists, Investors and Innovators Join Together to Launch Upstart Co-Lab

Rooted in the conviction that artists are social entrepreneurs and that a sustainable future depends on a creative economy, a group of artists, impact investors, philanthropic funders and social innovators today announced the launch of Upstart Co-Lab, an unprecedented collaboration connecting artists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs. Upstart Co-Lab, led by founding partner Laura Callanan, the former senior deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will build a bridge to connect artists with the opportunities of impact investing and social entrepreneurship, and will connect social innovators with the storytelling, improvisation and creative intelligence of artists.

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WebinarsProfessional Development

The One-On-One Poetry Workshop is for those interested in an in-depth series of email exchanges about their poems between themselves and the workshop leader, poet Arthur Vogelsang. Each week for 7 weeks the workshop member submits a different poem which Vogelsang critiques in a 700-750-word email. That week the member responds to the critique and Vogelsang responds to the member. After 7 of these exchanges, one per week, in the 8th week the member writes a "conference letter" to Vogelsang, topics initiated by the member, then Vogelsang responds, and the member has an opportunity to respond again.

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.
  • 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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GAC 400: Fabric and Paper Stiffener

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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

Festival of the Thread

The 3rd Annual 2016 "Festival of the Thread" is calling for original fiber, fabric, thread, yarn, mixed media textile works executed by the artist to be entered for a juried exhibition to be held September 2-4, 2016. Artists must be from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

Deadline: July 15, 2016

Click here for more information.

Gallatin Art Crossing’s call for artists for the 2016-2017 season

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Click here for more information.

"West on the left, East on the right"

188Art Investment Institution start calls of the third year Sino-American Outstanding Art Works Exhibition "West on the left, East on the right" 2016 in Shanghai China.

Deadline: June 20th, 2016

For more information, contact: juliwu.188art or art188

Announcing the Search for Craft’s Rising Stars

American Craft Week is searching for thirty exceptional craftspeople under the age of thirty. We are looking for young artists who are making excellent craft, and exhibiting, selling, and developing a noteworthy body of work. While our winners may be students or have diverse occupations, we expect their craft to be a major focus in their lives.

Deadline: May 15, 2016

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: May 2, 2016

Click here for more information.

CDs Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize

$10,000 award from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images.

Deadline: May 2016

Click here for more information.

Fiber Options Exhibit

Original 2D and 3D fiber art by North American artists is eligible for entry. Juror is Susanna Fields-Kuehl, asst. director at Montpelier Arts Center. Exhibit is 7/14-8/6/2016 at Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery

Deadline: May 12, 2016

Click here for more information.

Seattle Public Utilities: Public Works Collection

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) invites artists to submit images of available two-dimensional artwork that is a visual exploration of the meaning of water and its relationship to our lives for a competitive direct purchase for SPU’s Portable Works Collection.

Deadline: June 7, 2016

Click here for more information.

ART DEADLINES LIST

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PerformerCallsCalls for Performing Artists

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art invites performing artists to compete in a theatre shorts contest on May 19th at the Square. Deadline for performance submission is May 13th.

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Call for Authors and Topics

In 2016 Americans for the Arts (AFTA) Public Art Network (PAN) began the development of an online portal and content development projects designed to organize resources, develop tools and provide information on topics relevant to the public art field today. As part of this process, AFTA/PAN will commission a series of up to five white papers on best practices in the development of a public art project/s or supporting a public art program. We are looking to you, our members of PAN to provide input into the subject areas that will be addressed by these papers.

Deadline: May 16, 2016
Click here for more information.

Innovative Magazine: Call for True Stories About Design

Design begins with a story, precipitated by a perceived need or problem. Share your true story about design, written in the style of creative nonfiction. Upload a one-page abstract along with a brief bio by May 15.
Click here for more information.

The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants, ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, issued directly to twenty individual authors a year. The program was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensable contribution to a vital artistic culture. The Arts Writers Grant Program aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship.

Deadline: May 18, 2016

Click here for more information.

Join the organizers of the 406 Writers’ Workshop for something different this summer. For four days in August we’re bringing together some of the West’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

Click here for more information.

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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Arts Education News from the Montana Arts Council 4-14-2016

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Dear Kristin,

What an honor it was two weeks ago for us to host National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu on her visit to Montana. One highlight was a visit to the Art Department at Salish Kootenai College, where she got to see the artwork of Corky Clairmont and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, among others, and hear a poem from Vic Charlo. She also got to hear from Arlee teacher Rhonda Howlett, who spoke movingly about the impact that the Missoula Writing Collaborative has had on her students. Chairman Chu got to see a fair share of Montana’s treasures, both artistic and scenic–she even saw a herd of buffalo near St. Ignatius!

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Teacher Rhonda Howlett speaking to NEA Chairman Jane Chu about the Missoula Writing Collaborative

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

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POL_champCongrats to Montana’s State Champion!

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2016 POL Champ Savannah Smith, Helena High

(photo by Cheri Thornton)

On Saturday, March 12 at the Myrna Loy Center in Helena, Savannah Smith from Helena High won Montana’s Poetry Out Loud State Finals, earning a trip to Washington, DC to compete in the Poetry Out Loud Finals on May 3 and 4.

High school students from every state will test their grit and wit in the national finals of Poetry Out Loud, the nation’s largest youth poetry recitation competition. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation that encourages high school students around the country to learn and recite great classic and contemporary poetry .

Fifty-three state champions will face off. They will vie for the title of National Champion and a $20,000 prize. A total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be awarded to the top nine finalists and their schools.

Watch Savannah in the Poetry Out Loud semifinals for the Western Region on Tuesday, May 3, from 3:00-6:00 pm Mountain Time at Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University, 730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC. Nine finalists will advance to the national finals, also held at Lisner Auditorium, on Wednesday, May 4, from 5:00 to 7:15 pm Mountain Time. Find out how to view the live webcast and cheer on our state champ here.

Follow the Poetry Out Loud National Finals on Twitter at @PoetryOutLoud and @NEAarts, #POL16.

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FundingOpportunities

Opportunities

Greater Gallatin United Way to Host The Resilience Conference

This conference begin held May 11-13 in Bozeman may be of interest to arts educators who work with youth in school and out of school settings.

Call for Young Artists: (Re)Invention: Art + Innovation + Disability + Design

The Kennedy Center’s office of VSA & Accessibility, with generous support from Volkswagen Group of America, announce this year’s Emerging Young Artist program theme: (Re)Invention: Art + Innovation + Disability + Design. 15 finalists will share a total of $60,000 in cash prizes and participate in exciting career advancement opportunities. We’re asking: "How have technology and innovation shaped your life in terms of your art and your disability? How has our global move toward technology inspired a re-discovery of traditional or analog arts, or a new take on existing artistic practices?" Through your art, we want to see how you interpret these thematic ideas.

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.

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InterestingOf Interest for Arts Educators

How we teach the arts is as important as the fact we’re doing it

Michael Rosen shares his checklist for how teachers can ensure that arts education is worthwhile for all students.

STEAM is not a class, a thing, or a trend . . . it’s the world

Interesting blog post on how we are defining, or wrongly defining, STEAM in the learning environment.

Want more Picassos? Then give kids more arts education

Art is our very first language. It provides us with the ability to create, identify solutions and formulate meaning of the world we live in. Time and time again, research has shown that children and youth who are exposed to the arts score higher on standardized tests, matriculate and graduate at higher rates, become more creative problem-solvers and engaged global citizens.

Ben Steele Middle School Groundbreaking Honors Legacy of a ‘True Montanan’

A fitting honor for not only a war hero, but also a revered arts educator.

What do museum audiences need most? More time for play

Interesting article on how museums might adapt for a changing view of how we want to spend our leisure time.

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ResearchResearch and Advocacy

Expanding Arts Education in Your Child’s School: An Arts Education Parent Advocacy Toolkit

A great new online resource from the Center for Arts Education for parents who want to be more effective advocates for arts education in their child’s school.

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JobsJob 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.)

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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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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OfficeontheRoadOffice on the Road

The Montana Arts Council staff hits the road this week. All are welcome to join our Arts Conversations in Eureka, Libby and Plains!

Eureka
Tuesday, April 12
6:30-8:30pm
Glacier Bank Community Room, 222 Dewey Ave.

Libby
Wednesday, April 13
7:30-9:30pm
Venture Inn Fireside Room, W Hwy 2, 1015 9th St.

Plains
Thursday, April 14
7:00-9:00pm
Building 2 of the Clark Fork Valley Hospital, 10 Kruger Road.

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Funding Opportunities

Funds Available to Preserve Humanities Collections

Deadline: May 3, 2016
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Preservation Assistance Grants program helps small and mid-sized institutions (such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities) improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. The application deadline is May 3, 2016.

Click here for more information.

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InternshipsInternships

Summer Internship at Creative Capital

April 15 first deadline

May 16 – August 5, 2016 (12 weeks)

Compensation is $15 per hour

Application deadline extended to April 15th!

Spread the word: Creative Capital is seeking applicants for a number of paid internships. The interns will have a range of responsibilities, receiving an immersive work experience and gaining exposure to professional activities under the mentorship of Creative Capital staff.

Based on their training and interests, interns will work in one of Creative Capital’s administrative areas:

  • Artist Services
  • Communications
  • Finance and Administration
  • Technical Services
  • Professional Development Program

In addition to their weekly departmental duties, interns will attend weekly seminars with senior staff to learn more about the entire organization. All interns will also be invited to participate in the 2016 Artist Retreat, a week-long gathering of artists, arts industry leaders, colleagues and staff at EMPAC in Troy, New York.

Read more about our internships here.

To Apply:

intern with your C.V. and Cover Letter.

In preparing your application, we encourage you to review our previously funded projects to better understand the range and quality of artists that we serve click here.

Submissions received by 5pm EST on April 15th will be given priority. No calls please.

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From Montana Nonprofit Association

The Biggest Myths about Grantseeking Right Now and
How to Keep Them from Sabotaging Your Grants Success!

Wednesday, May 4, 10 am-11:30 am MST
RSVP to attend this free webinar.

Ready to shed some outworn, out-of-date, but still shockingly common beliefs and misunderstandings about what it takes to be successful in the grants world today?

They’re called "invisible beliefs" – those things we think we know, without even thinking about it. Maybe they were true once upon a time … but many simply aren’t true anymore. And the problem is, because they’re invisible, those beliefs that are no longer true can slow us down – and sabotage our success – without our even realizing what’s happening.

Join veteran grant professional Maryn Boess, founder of GrantsMagic U, for this thought-provoking free live online training. Sign up today.

During the webinar you’ll get a sneak preview of GrantsMagic U’s online training program, The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint, set to begin on May 23. The Montana Nonprofit Association is proud to partner in this 8-session, 16-hour video-based course that shows you, step by step, how to craft a stellar grant proposal from the inside up. Registration opens soon, with special discounted pricing for MNA members.
Get a pre-opening peek here.

Strategic Planning: the Obligation, the Science, the Art

Is your strategic plan gathering dust on the shelf? Need help setting a realistic plan that is focused on your mission and financial realities? Register today for our Strategic Planning workshops in Dillon and Missoula. These workshops are designed for staff and board members to attend together and will give you tools and resources to use in your next planning process.

Dillon, 4/21/16, UM Western Campus
Missoula, 4/22/16, MCT Center for the Performing Arts

Learn more and register.

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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.)

ArtPlace America

If you are a gifted and strategic communicator with a passion for artists and arts organizations who are working alongside their other neighbors to build healthy, exciting, and equitable communities, please think about joining us at ArtPlace.

If you have questions, suggestions, or (hopefully) resumes, please send them to us at jobs.

Click here for more information.

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ConferencesConferences

From Philanthropy Northwest

Our 2016 Annual Conference will meet September 13-15 in Missoula, Montana!

Our conference theme, Under One Sky, reminds us that from Alaska to Wyoming, from urban to rural, we remain connected by a greater purpose: our shared commitment to advancing philanthropy to support vibrant, equitable and inclusive communities.

Early bird registration now open!

Please join us for this 40th anniversary celebration of the past, present and possible.

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Interesting_readingInteresting Reading

Culture Track 14 Audience Participation: an ongoing study of the attitudes, motivators and barriers of culturally active audiences.

From Grantmakers in the Arts

In Crowdsourcing Cultural Policy: The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, Arlene Goldbard explores the mission of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC), which is not a govenment agency, but an action network of artists and cultural workers mobilizing creativity in the service of positive social change.

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Public Artist eNews

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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

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.

"If your life has been touched by a Native American, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian artist who embodies the Indigenous values of generosity, integrity, humility, and wisdom, consider nominating them for the Community Spirit Awards," said Lori Pourier, president of First Peoples Fund.

Applications are due: October 31, 2016

Nominate an Artist

Institute for Public Architecture: Fellows Residency Program Call for Applications

The Mayor of NYC plans to preserve and build 200,000 units of affordable housing within the next ten years and the City is proposing the creation of thousands of live/work housing for artists, entrepreneurs, and others in the workforce. At the same time, there is intense pressure from the development community for rezoning vast swaths of light manufacturing areas (M1), which, given the anticipated rise in value of these properties, could threaten the long-term viability of existing artist spaces and light manufacturing shops. The IPA’s Fellows Residency Program supports the development of design concepts enabling the creation of affordable live/work spaces for artists and makers that address these issues.

Applications are due: April 8, 2016

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WebinarsProfessional Development

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)

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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Catch this Free Series on the Business of Art

Want to learn about developing your body of work, marketing, selling and more? Don’t miss this free telesummit on the business of art.

Creativity & the Business of Art is a new online series of interviews with artists, designers, coaches and other experts conducted by host Alexis Castillo. Each day, starting on March 28th, a video of a Skype conversation will be posted so that artists can watch and learn. The entire series will be available over a series of a couple of weeks.

Objects of Creative Attention

Here’s an obvious premise: As we grow from children to adults, we gain proficiency in engaging the world around us. We learn its conventions, assumptions, and physical laws, and we learn to occupy, navigate, and even manipulate those things to our benefit. We learn to dress and feed ourselves, as an example. We operate increasingly complex machinery…beginning with clumsy plastic toys, moving to door handles, then to small-motor marvels like combination locks, and even cognitive/physical juggernauts like smart phones (although many infants can now use smart phones before doorknobs).

MAX Orange Line Public Art

Please view a catalog of Public art in transportation corridors in Portland, Oregon. KBH

Food for Thought: 25 Projects Transforming Walls

Take a look at some interesting design and architecture projects across the U.S. Click on the Browse Coda Magazine link. KBH

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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.

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

Artforum

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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.)

Missoula Art Museum Registrar Position

MAM Registrar oversees maintenance and supervision of MAM’s collections, including acquisition, storage, cataloging, and packing and shipping of artworks. The Registrar provides high quality care and conservation of artworks and monitors environmental conditions in storage and in exhibitions and advocates for collections, provides and supervises access to collections.

Click here for more information.

Minnesota State Arts Board: Director, Communications and External Relations

The director is responsible for the development, direction, and implementation of a strategic communications program that clearly conveys the mission, goals, activities, and accomplishments of the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the impact and value of the arts in Minnesota.

Deadline: April 20, 2016

Click here for more information.

Wormfarm Institute: Curator of Education, Presentations & Digital Communications

The Wormfarm Institute Curator of Education & Presentations will coordinate relevant elements of the award-winning annual Fermentation Fest – A Live Culture Convergence to be held October 1-9, 2016 with the goal of: 1) bringing together event staff, presenters and producers to infuse the Fest with creative, high quality content, 2) ensuring that the participant experience is meaningful, instructional, and inspiring, and 3) operations are smooth, efficient, optimally publicized and support Wormfarm’s mission.

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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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callsCalls for Art

RiverArtes II is a revolving biennial exhibition of public art by sculptors of international, national and regional prominence designed to celebrate the vitality of Owensboro, Kentucky; enhance its creative placemaking efforts; establish it as a cultural tourism destination and enrich the lives of its residents and visitors. Opportunities abound in the City’s new multi-million dollar Riverfront Development for the placement of public art, as a visual additive that creates an atmosphere of community pride, excitement and celebration.

Deadline: June 10, 2016

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The Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard University institution, has released a new Request for Qualifications for three new Environmental / Experiential Graphics opportunities in Boston and Waltham, Massachusetts:
1. New wayfinding system
2. Donor Recognition – plaques and donor walls
3. Elevator Lobby Art – experiential graphicsDeadline: April 15, 2016Click here for more information.

CITY OF PHOENIX OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE

Valley Metro is looking for an experienced artist who will work with the community to create a unique and impactful, signature artwork for the 50th Street Station. The artist shall work with the Ability360 Center located at 5025 East Washington Street, Phoenix.

Deadline: April 25, 2016

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VALLEY METRO RAIL | 50TH STREET STATION

Valley Metro is looking for an experienced artist who will work with the community to create a unique and impactful, signature artwork for the 50th Street Station. The artist shall work with the Ability360 Center located at 5025 East Washington Street, Phoenix.

Deadline: April 7, 2016

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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

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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

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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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Opportunities for public artists.

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Artist eNews from MAC April 13, 2016

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ConferencesGeneral Interest

Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) Introduces Create Act to Support the Creative Economy

On Arts Advocacy Day, Sen. Tom Udall announced new legislation to strengthen the creative economy, entitled Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act (S.2648).

The Yellowstone Art Museum Receives Highest National Recognition

The Yellowstone Art Museum (YAM) has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.

First Peoples Fund – 2017 Community Spirit Awards

The Community Spirit Awards, launched in 1999, are national grants for established Native culture bearers who demonstrate substantial contributions to their communities through their careers as artists. Each year, First Peoples Fund seats a national panel to select four to six Community Spirit honorees from tribes across the country.

Deadline: October 31, 2016

Nominate an artist.

Toucan Gallery hosts artists ‘In Conversation’

Toucan Gallery continues its "In Conversation" series on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. with artists Maggy Rozycki Hiltner and Louis Habeck, the most recent Billings-area recipients of Artist’s Innovation Awards from the Montana Arts Council.

The "In Conversation" series features area artists and creative professionals in conversation with Toucan co-owner Mark Sanderson. The sessions are free and open to the public at the Toucan Gallery and Framing Shop, 2505 Montana Ave.

Click here for more information.

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FoodForThoughtFood for Thought

Dread Scott: How to Get Your Work Seen by the Universe

We all know that an artist’s work doesn’t end with her time at the studio. Artists are their own creators, and also their own cheerleaders. It is their passion for their art making that can get other people–be it viewers, curators, critics, or collectors–involved and interested in their practice.

What Does it Mean to Sustain a Career in the Gig Economy? by Steven J. Tepper

We live in a gig economy defined by short-term, project based work. While career success might once have looked like a connected set of dots on a straight line rising over time, today it looks more like a desk drawer filled with electronic device chargers and wires that are endlessly entangled, with no clear sense of where one wire ends and the next begins.

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WebinarsProfessional Development

How to Approach and Engage with the Gatekeepers of the Art World (a 4-Part Series) with Sharon Louden

Led by artist Sharon Louden, this 4-part webinar series is geared to visual artists yearning for guidance on how best to approach and communicate with the gatekeepers of the art world: galleries, curators, collectors, museum professionals, and more.

May 23-June 13, 2016

Re-Imagine Montana, Artist-in-Residence Program

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded funding to MPA for Reimagine Montana: National Parks, Historic Landmarks, Trails and Monuments Across Time, a project to support artists in creating artwork for a traveling exhibition.

Deadline: April 30, 2016

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

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.)

Executive Director at The College of Music Society

As North America’s leading professional organization for college and university music faculty, The College Music Society (CMS) invites applications for the position of Executive Director. CMS seeks an experienced, visionary leader who embraces the mission of CMS and understands its culture. In collaboration with officers and the elected board, the Executive will help to define a distinctive role for the Society among other professional organizations within and across music disciplines and be able to innovate within, guide, and articulate CMS’s vision.

Deadline: May 8, 2016

Registrar at Missoula Art Museum

MAM Registrar oversees maintenance and supervision of MAM’s collections, including acquisition, storage, cataloging, and packing and shipping of artworks. The Registrar provides high quality care and conservation of artworks and monitors environmental conditions in storage and in exhibitions and advocates for collections, provides and supervises access to collections.

Summer Internship at Creative Capital

Creative Capital is seeking applicants for a number of paid internships. The interns will have a range of responsibilities, receiving an immersive work experience and gaining exposure to professional activities under the mentorship of Creative Capital staff.

May 16-August 5, 2016

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Database Administrator at Americans for the Arts

The Database Administrator will lead the maintenance and development of the organization’s database utilizing Abila netFORUM. The Database Administrator will work closely with departments to establish their information needs, defining technical requirements and procedures for the database to help staff perform their work, defining and building reports, pulling complex and simple queries, and training staff in database use and procedures.

Digital Communications Strategy Manager at Americans for the Arts

The Marketing and Communications team at Americans for the Arts seeks a Digital Communications Strategy Manager to identify, create, and curate stories and other engaging content for the organization’s website, blog, and social media channels.

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

Orange County Convention Center in Florida

Art for meeting rooms and cafe at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida sought. $58,500 total budget for purchase of art for up to 11 walls.

Deadline: April 20, 2016

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Pitch Night

ArtPrize launched Pitch Night in 2013 as a means of discovering exciting, ambitious projects from around the country. The growing program is now in its fourth year, and in 2016 will offer $20,000 in four grants directly to artists with a vision to bring challenging public art projects to ArtPrize this fall.

Deadline: May 5, 2016

Click here for more information.

Fraction 8th Anniversary Issue

Each May issue is dedicated to the Fraction audience in celebration of the anniversary and the talent of the photographic community. For this 8th Anniversary Issue, Fraction Magazine will select sixty images from your submissions. These sixty images will represent the best of what is new, exciting and noteworthy in photography today.

Deadline: April 22, 2016

Click here for more information.

Piedmont Council for the Arts

Piedmont Council for the Arts (PCA) has an opportunity for artists of monumental proportions. National, regional, and local artists alike are invited to submit original sculpture proposals to ArtInPlace for the 2016-17 season.

Deadline: July 1, 2016

For more information, contact info.

Personal is Political is Personal

440 Gallery’s theme show this year is centered on politics and the personal effects of politics. No issue is off limits: billionaires, gun control, abortion, LGBT rights, our food supply, clean water, animal rights, education- whatever moves you personally and politically-this is an exhibition to make your statement.

Deadline: June 4, 2016

Click here for more information.

Alexandria Museum of Art

29th September Competition | Juried Exhibition

Deadline: June 1, 2016

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SEXTET 6 Showing 3

Limner Gallery is currently seeking work to take part in a group exhibition. Six artists will be selected to exhibit three works. All mediums are welcome. The show will take place from June.

Deadline: April 30, 2016

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Geometry

The New York Center for Photographic Arts invites photographers to submit images for a juried exhibition at the Jadite Gallery in Manhattan. Selected artists will receive $3,000 awards and will be featured in the Geometry 2016 catalog.

Deadline: May 8, 2016

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Radius Gallery 2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Radius Gallery invites artists to submit original artwork to its 2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition, to be held Jul 30 – Sep 16 in Missoula, Montana. This year’s theme is The Changing Moment.

Deadline: May 29, 2016

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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.

ART DEADLINES LIST

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PerformerCallsCalls for Performing Artists

Crown Guitar Workshop Scholarship

The Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation (COCGF) reminds that scholarship applications are due on Tuesday, May 31st to attend the seventh annual Crown Guitar Workshop held on August 28-Sept. 4. Students, teachers and performers of all ages who reside in Flathead, Lake, Sanders, Missoula, and Ravalli counties are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The workshop will be held at Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, MT.

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Click here for more information.

The Period Performance Workshop

Baroque Music Montana offers a period practice workshop, specifically for modern instrument performers.

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Click here for more information.

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.

10 Tips for Performance Artists Working With Museums

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WriterCallsCalls for Writers

Artists Embassy International’s 23rd Annual Poetry Contest

All prize winners will receive a certificate suitable for framing, be invited to read their prize winning poems and a ticket to the 2016 Dancing Poetry Festival at The Palace of the Legion of Honor – San Francisco, CA.

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Click here for more information.

Join the organizers of the 406 Writers’ Workshop for something different this summer. For four days in August we’re bringing together some of the West’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

Click here for more information.

The Poets & Writers Guide to Literary Agents

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Artist eNews from MAC April 13, 2016