Arts Orgs eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/20/2016

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Grants | Opportunities | Online Learning
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Humanities Montana Grants

Humanities Montana’s next grant application deadline is August 20, 2016 for regular (over $1,000) and Film and Digital Media grants. Grant decisions will be made by October 31.

Please note that Opportunity Grants are suspended until October 1, 2016, for programs beginning November 1 or later.

Montana Tourism Grants Available

Applications have opened for the fiscal year 2017 cycle of the Tourism Grant Program at the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development (MOTBD). Through FY17, funds will become available to support tourism-related projects under three categories: digital development, infrastructure, and event paid media advertising. The program is funded through the Lodging Facility Use Tax. Up to 5.8 percent of the tax distributed to the Department of Commerce will be available this fiscal year. Based on past collections, MOTBD estimates this amount could reach $1 million in fiscal year 2017, which began July 1, 2016.

Montana county and city governments, tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses are eligible to receive a grant. Match requirements apply and vary depending on the type of applicant. There is no deadline to apply; applications will be accepted continually and awarded as funds become available. Grant deadlines are ongoing.

NEA OUR TOWN GRANTS: Tips & Tricks for Success

July 27 at 3:00-4:00 pm ET

NEA Staff will give a presentation to assist applicants in crafting a compelling creative placemaking project application. The presentation will include an overview of creative placemaking resources, sample successful projects, the mechanics of a competitive Our Town proposal, and how to articulate anticipated project outcomes. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.

Gannett Foundation: For organizations in Great Falls (Gannett owns the "Great Falls Tribune")

Gannett Foundation: Community Action Grant Program

The Gannett Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that serve the communities where Gannett Co., Inc., owns a newspaper or broadcast station. The Foundation’s Community Action Grant Program’s priorities include education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment. Grants are generally in the $1,000 to $5,000 range. Grant requests are considered twice each year; the upcoming postmark deadline is August 29, 2016, for most locations. (Some locations have earlier deadlines, which are listed on the Foundation’s contact page.) Proposals should be submitted to the local newspaper publisher or TV station general manager. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines and download the application form.

Funds Available for Humanities Projects
National Endowment for the Humanities
Public Humanities Projects grants support efforts to bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. The application deadline is August 10, 2016.

NEA’s Big Read Has New Focus

Today the National Endowment for the Arts is announcing a new focus for the NEA Big Read program on contemporary authors and books written since the founding of the NEA 50 years ago. This is the 10th anniversary of the NEA Big Read, and we hope this updated list of books for communities to choose from will broaden the opportunities for discussion and increase the range of voices, perspectives, and writing styles for future NEA Big Read applicants to choose from. More information about this change is in the press release on the NEA’s website and copied below for your convenience. In addition, Amy Stolls, the NEA’s director of literature, has written a blog post about these changes to the NEA Big Read.

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Humanities Montana seeking board members

Do you share our passion for the humanities transformative power for all Montanans? Consider applying to serve on Humanities Montana’s board of directors. The application deadline for terms beginning January 1, 2017 is Friday, September 2. In order to be considered as a candidate, please submit a letter explaining your interest in serving, a resume, and two letters of recommendation to: Humanities Montana, 311 Brantly, Missoula, MT 59812-7848.

Board members meet three times a year in person and occasionally by conference call to review grants, review and approve programs, build the organization through outreach and fundraising, and generally support the mission of the organization. In order to serve Montana’s many communities as effectively as possible, Humanities Montana invites applicants representing diverse perspectives and belonging to varied backgrounds, as well as individuals keen to support the organization’s development goals.

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From the National Endowment for the Arts

Rachel Moore has wide experience as a dancer and as an arts administrator (e.g. former Executive Director American Ballet Theater and now President and CEO of The Music Center in Los Angeles). She shares that knowledge in her new book, The Artist’s Compass: The Complete Guide to Building a Life and a Living in the Arts.

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Instructor of Music (Pooled Position), Part-time

Montana State University- Bozeman, MT

At MSU , the only top-tier research university in a four-state region, music plays a very special role in the lives of both our students and our faculty. Our music, music education, and music technology degrees offer great choices for music majors, and our fifteen performing ensembles and a wide array of courses provide opportunities for majors, minors and non-majors. MSU is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and many engineering, science, business, humanities, education and fine arts majors find their musical home here.

Emerson Cultural Center Looking for New 2-D Art Instructor

The Emerson Center is the hub of arts and culture in the Bozeman Community. Located one block south of Main St. in a historic schoolhouse, the Emerson offers quality art education programming to all ages, year round. We are currently looking to hire a part time art instructor to teach a variety of artistic medias. This fall, the newly appointed instructor will teach drawing, painting and jewelry design to teens & adults. However, the right candidate will have experience teaching an array of medias to all ages. The applicant should also be willing to work with the Education Curator to implement other unique educational offerings in the future.

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Strategic Leadership: Every leader has weaknesses. Do you know what yours are?

Everyone has blind spots, and for leaders these often include strategic planning, domain-specific expertise or the way other people think about them, writes Naphtali Hoff. It’s important to build a warning system based on feedback from trusted sources to avoid overestimating your abilities and the depth of your support, he writes.

Nonprofits should alter fundraising to reach female donors

Nonprofits should adjust their fundraising tactics to appeal to female donors because men and women have different motivations for giving, according to Andrea Pactor, associate director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. "It’s very important for nonprofits to understand that women have increased access to income and wealth," she said.

Board Culture and Meetings

Meetings are the primary setting for the work of the board, and the way that you run your meetings reflects your board culture. By changing your meetings, you can help change your culture. This resource details key aspects of meetings that can be modified to establish the culture you seek.

PayPal adds in-app button for charitable giving

PayPal has added a button for charitable giving to its mobile app homepage. The button links to thousands of PayPal Giving Fund-approved charities, which will receive 100% of donations made through the app.

Predictive data could be driver for social change

The Huffington Post

Nonprofit leaders may be able to drive greater social change by using predictive data to measure the success of a program before it starts, writes Mission Measurement CEO Jason Saul. If successful, predictive data could help nonprofit leaders and policymakers better allocate resources, set new benchmarks for social programs and level the playing field for initiatives.

Facebook allows users to create fundraising pages for charity

Fortune

Facebook users will now be able to create fundraising pages to collect donations for charities of their choosing. Facebook Vice President of Product Management for Social Good Naomi Gleit said the tool will allow more personalization in fundraising while helping donors discover interesting causes.

2 ways nonprofits should measure impact

The Huffington Post

Nonprofits must measure impact in terms of data, but also by showing donors how their work changes lives, writes YMCA of Greater New York Chief Development Officer Gary Laermer. "Keeping donors engaged can be achieved by bringing them to sites for in-person tours of operations, having beneficiaries share their stories at events, and telling individual stories of success through emails, newsletters, videos and other communication vehicles," he writes.

7 practices of a successful nonprofit board

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

Successful nonprofit boards review and refresh their strategy annually, collaborate with senior talent and discuss succession planning twice a year, according to this piece. Other important practices include annual board evaluations and a one-year launch plan for new executives and board members.

Opinion: Board members must contribute to finances

Social Velocity Blog

While there should not be a financial "membership test" for nonprofit boards, all board members "must somehow contribute to the financial model of the nonprofit," writes Nell Edgington. "By allowing any individual board member, let alone your entire board, to make programmatic and organizational decisions without fully understanding and contributing to the financial model of the organization you are creating an enormous disconnect between mission and money."

8 steps to becoming a more resilient leader

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

Nonprofit leaders can foster resilience by creating a positive work environment, expressing optimism about the future and building strong networks. Resilient leaders also tend to think before they speak and observe patterns and implement change accordingly.

Website Offers First Ever-Live Stream of a Broadway Show for $10
"While tickets to the New York production are going for $52 to $147, the streamed show – offering 10 camera angles – goes for a mere $9.99 on computers, tablets, and smartphones. Or you can enjoy it on big TV screens by using Apple TV and Roku set-top boxes, but only if you pick a $169.99 (year-long) or $14.99 (one month) subscription to BroadwayHD."

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Arts Orgs eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/20/2016

Public Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/22/2016

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General Interest | Professional Development | Calls for Art

Job Opportunities | Food for Thought

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Tourism Grant Program Opens for Fiscal Year 2017

Through FY17, funds will become available to support tourism-related projects under three categories: digital development, infrastructure, and event paid media advertising.

Deadlines are ongoing.

National Endowment for the Arts | Big Read

The National Endowment for the Arts is announcing a new focus for the NEA Big Read program on contemporary authors and books written since the founding of the NEA 50 years ago. This is the 10th anniversary of the NEA Big Read, and we hope this updated list of books for communities to choose from will broaden the opportunities for discussion and increase the range of voices, perspectives, and writing styles for future NEA Big Read applicants to choose from.

Placemaking and Public Art Toolkit for Rural Communities

Jackson Hole Public Art is happy to announce the launch of the Places of Possibility Toolkit for Rural Communities in the Intermountain West. This toolkit contains resources for best practices, planning, community engagement, funding, launching, installing and amplifying your art and placemaking activities.

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Social Media: How to Be Everywhere all the Time with Brad Stephenson

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

August 2, 2016

Kickstarter School with Stephanie Pereira

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.

August 8, 2016

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.

October 4, 2016

Grant Station: Live Webinars

Creative Capital Webinars

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.

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Oregon Art in Public Places Roster Opportunity

National and international artists are invited to submit qualifications for the Oregon Art in Public Places Roster. The Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts & Culture Council manage the percent for art programs for the State of Oregon, Multnomah County, and City of Portland. The Roster is a resource for public art selection panels to identify artists most suitable for their community and specific project needs.

Deadline: July 25, 2016

Oakland Park Public Art Project in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington County, Virginia is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in a public art opportunity at Oakland Park, located in the Virginia Square neighborhood of Arlington, VA. The selected artist/team will design, fabricate, and install a permanent work of art that will function as a shading element in the park that is being upgraded for enhanced user experience.

Deadline: August 8, 2016

City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with Fry’s Food Stores, a division of the Kroger Company, will commission two professional artists to create indoor murals for two new Fry’s grocery stores in the Phoenix area. The murals will be prominently displayed on a wall inside the stores as part of the Kroger Company’s commitment to involving artists in beautifying new stores in Arizona and throughout the nation.

Deadline: August 15, 2016

The Discovery Center

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, announce a public art competition to commission three site-specific entry-gates for The Discovery Center, a new environmental education center to-be-located in the Strawberry Mansion district of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.

Deadline: August 24, 2016

Oro Valley Senior Living Public Art RFQ

The Oracle Road Assisted Living project will be a 101 unit Assisted Living and Memory Care community. The development includes (1) two-story building with associated amenities, drives, parking, utilities, landscaping, artwork, etc. There are two main courtyards, one focused on memory care residents and the other providing recreational opportunities for the assisted living residents.

Deadline: August 15, 2016

Public Art Opportunity in Portland, Oregon

On behalf of the Oregon Zooand Metro Regional Government in Portland, Oregon, the Regional Arts & Culture Council invites artists/teams to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the Central Plaza / Polar Passage at the Oregon Zoo.

Deadline: August 8, 2016

Tucson Orthopedic Institute in Oro Valley RFQ

The below goals will aid in the selection of the commissioned artwork. The project should be an original, site specific design fabricated in safe, durable, low maintenance materials that may withstand the harsh Arizona climate in the summer months. Proposals should be complimentary to the overall natural landscape of the surrounding region.

Deadline: September 1, 2016

City of Roswell, Georgia

The City of Roswell, Georgia invites artists to submit proposals of existing outdoor art works for consideration for ArtAround Roswell 2017, a Sculpture Tour; a temporary art installation exhibited at various outdoor sites in the City of Roswell, Georgia. Proposals selected through this call will be considered for exhibition during 2017.

Deadline: August 22, 2016

City of Bowie’s Centennial Park

The City is seeking an artist/artist team to create, fabricate, and install an outdoor sculpture at its’ newly named Centennial Park located by Bowie City Hall. The city is celebrating its 100th anniversary of its incorporation.

Deadline: September 1, 2016

CDA Arts Commission seeks Artists for Mural Projects

The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission invites artists/artist teams to submit qualifications for consideration for two painted mural projects:

  • Sherman Square Park located at 315 Sherman Avenue in Downtown Coeur d’Alene
  • Centennial Trail Underpass

There is no theme for this Call to Artists; allowing for a creative interpretation that will reflect the vibrant beauty of the area.

Deadline: August 13, 2016

Orlando Airport

One or more artists sought to commission for designs for permanent specialty flooring for four areas of the Ticket Lobby Program. Flooring budget is $600,000. Finalist stipend for proposal, $1,000. Artist fee negotiated after selection. Work will be installed by a contractor selected by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Fry’s/Kroger Mural Project

The Kroger family of stores is excited to give local artists the opportunity to lend their talents to creating an uplifting experience in their stores. The objective of the mural project is to create a space that encourages community gathering and celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood.

Deadline: July 28, 2016

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Studio Manager at the Clay Studio of Missoula

The Clay Studio of Missoula (CSoM) seeks a part time Studio Manager to provide technical and studio support and building maintenance as needed. The Studio Manager establishes and maintains effective relationships with students, residents, and studio artists and gains their respect and trust.

Deadline: August 1, 2016

2D Art Education Instructor

The Emerson Culture is currently looking to hire a part time art instructor to teach a variety of artistic medias. This fall, the newly appointed instructor will teach drawing, painting and jewelry design to teens and adults.

Position open until filled.

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10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

Fast Company blog

By Chad Halvorson 7/15/2015

Fast Company & Inc © 2016 Mansueto Ventures, LLC

"If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers." Here are 10 juicy ideas for getting the most out of your creative day. Let’s face it; we all need some version of a hot cup of inspiration to start our day with! Kim Baraby Hurtle

Yes I am Free – The Inspiration of Dance and Paint

North Dakota Council on the Arts, Troyd Geist and I are both members of the2016 National Center for Creative Aging, ENGAGE Initiative,

State Arts Agency Community of Practice. I wanted to share a project that North Dakota was able to create and fund.

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Public Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/22/2016

Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/20/2016

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General Interest | Professional Development

Calls for Visual Artists | Calls for Performing Artists | Calls for Writers

Job Opportunities | Food for Thought

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Tourism Grant Program Opens for Fiscal Year 2017

Montana county and city governments, tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses are eligible to receive a grant. Match requirements apply and vary depending on the type of applicant. There is no deadline to apply; applications will be accepted continually and awarded as funds become available.

Deadline is ongoing.

360 XOCHI QUETZAL

The program, located on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico, provides free housing and food for one writer and one emerging artist for one month. National and international visual artists, photographers, writers, playwrights, new media makers and musicians over the age of 23 are welcome to apply.

Deadline: August 7, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program

The National Endowment for the Arts is announcing a new focus for the NEA Big Read program on contemporary authors and books written since the founding of the NEA 50 years ago. This is the 10th anniversary of the NEA Big Read, and we hope this updated list of books for communities to choose from will broaden the opportunities for discussion and increase the range of voices, perspectives, and writing styles for future NEA Big Read applicants to choose from.

Intersections of Trout and Art

The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture is partnering with the International Trout Congress to curate two exhibits in the Emerson’s Lobby and Weaver Room Galleries this fall.

Deadline: July 25, 2016

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Values-Based Goal Setting with Susan Koblin Schear

How do you get those career-defining commissions, win those fellowships, or get that fully funded residency? Susan Koblin Schear will teach you how defining values and guiding principles are the visionary keys to attaining success in your terms.

August 1, 2016

Arts Northwest 2016 Booking Conference Registrations are now online

This year’s Annual Booking Conference will be held in Spokane, WA at The Historic Davenport Hotel on October 10 – October 13, 2016. Register now!

Performing Arts and Mobile Apps…Why Bother?

We live in the mobile age. We use websites, social media, and email to connect with patrons on mobile devices. So why would performing arts organizations add mobile apps to their communications mix? What value could they possibly add?

Wax and Screen: Combining Techniques for Unique Outcomes

Telluride, Colorado

Explore the dynamic relationship between screen printing and encaustic painting, creating repeatable designs and printing onto wax.

July 29-31, 2016

Creative Capital Webinars

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.

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Humanities Montana Film and Digital Media

Humanities Montana’s next grant application deadline is August 20, 2016 for regular (over $1,000) and Film and Digital Media grants. Grant decisions will be made by October 31.

Deadline: August 20, 2016

The Written Word III

Now is the time to submit your projects for our next issue of CODAmagazine! The theme for the August issue is, The Written Word III. We are looking for collaborative installations that incorporate typography, text and symbols. These are design + art projects which transform spaces to tell stories and send powerful messages.

CDA Arts Commission seeks Artists for Mural Projects

The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission invites artists/artist teams to submit qualifications for consideration for two painted mural projects.

Deadline: August 13, 2016

Want more calls like this? Sign up to receive our Public Art enews!

Aesthetica Art Prize

Now in its 10th year, the Aesthetica Art Prize is an excellent opportunity for aspiring and established artists to showcase their work to wider, international audiences. Previous winners and longlisted artists have achieved further recognition world-wide, and have been featured in exhibitions and private collections.

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Dacia Gallery: Two-Week Solo Show in NYC

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

Deadline: August 18, 2016

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Helena InterArts Summer Workshop

The Helena InterArts Summer Workshop will culminate in a public performance incorporating music, dance, and visual arts with workshop students performing alongside visiting professional artists from musical group Diagnesis Duo, Cohesion Dance Project, and the Holter Museum.

August 12, 2016

Do you have any calls for Performing Artists? Share them with us by emailing mac!

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Guide to Publicity and Promotion

This comprehensive guide provides expert advice from industry professionals and experienced authors on harnessing social media, organizing book tours, giving inspired readings, targeting news outlets, and more.

Free list of writing contests, writers conferences, calls for submissions, anthology listings and more!

Poets and Writers

Grants and Awards database lists writing contests with upcoming deadlines.

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2D Art Education Instructor at the Emerson

The Emerson Center is the hub of arts and culture in the Bozeman Community. Located one block south of Main St. in a historic schoolhouse, the Emerson offers quality art education programming to all ages, year round. We are currently looking to hire a part time art instructor to teach a variety of artistic medias.

PEN America | Curatorial Director of PEN World Voices Festival

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and globally. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

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10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

Fast Company blog by Chad Halvorson | July 15, 2016

Fast Company & Inc 2016 Mansueto Ventures, LLC

"If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers."

Here are 10 juicy ideas for getting the most out of your creative day. Let’s face it; we all need some version of a hot cup of inspiration to start our day with! Kim Baraby Hurtle

Is Jazz School the Next Great Innovation Incubator?

"We call our approach design thinking. Berklee doesn’t have a name for their mind-set yet ("jazz thinking" or "music thinking" come to mind), but the similarities between the two have led us to believe there are fundamental entrepreneurial traits in the professional creative process."

Yes I am Free – The Inspiration of Dance and Paint

North Dakota Council on the Arts, Troyd Geist and I are both members of the2016 National Center for Creative Aging, ENGAGE Initiative,

State Arts Agency Community of Practice. I wanted to share a project that North Dakota was able to create and fund.

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Montana Arts Council | (406) 444-6430 | mac | art.mt.gov

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Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/20/2016

Arts Ed eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/22/2016

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New Arts Standards Adopted! | Of Interest for Arts Educators |

Interesting Reading | Job Opportunities

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Montana’s Board of Public Education Adopts New Standards in Health, Arts

At their Thursday meeting in Helena, the Board of Public Education officially adopted new Montana Standards for Arts. Updates include discipline-specific standards in five artistic forms: Music, Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts and Media Arts, and are also inclusive of Montana’s Indian Education for All (IEFA). These new standards take arts learning into the 21st century for Montana’s K-12 public school students. Bravo to the many arts educators across the state who were involved as stakeholders in the process of creating updated arts standards.

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National Endowment for the Arts Announces New Focus for NEA Big Read Program

The new list of 28 books (13 new titles) reflects the diversity of contemporary lives and authors. The titles include youth, young adult, and adult novels, short stories, memoirs, poems, and books in translation. Guidelines for applying for a 2017-2018 NEA Big Read grant will be available in October.

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3 Awful Things That Happen When Children Are Denied Daily Arts Instruction in Schools

Making the case for daily arts in the schools and getting people to think about arts in a child’s life. Here are three truths about the effects of an art-lacking curriculum in our schools.

More Heart, More Art Through STEAM

"Art makes us more human and empathetic. Without art, it is hard to imagine the lives of other people, other creatures, and the possibilities of other realities in general. Because of this deficit in art education, young people have tremendous faith in the coolness and remarkable evolution of their gadgets, but not much faith in themselves and other humans to grow and evolve."

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Performing Arts Teacher at Cherry Creek Schools

The Performing Arts-Drama teacher will use effective teaching methods to ensure student success and promote an exemplary educational program which fosters achievement for all students. Teacher will develop and promote good relations among building and district staff as well as our school community.

Instructor of Music at Montana State University

At MSU , the only top-tier research university in a four-state region, music plays a very special role in the lives of both our students and our faculty. Our music, music education, and music technology degrees offer great choices for music majors, and our fifteen performing ensembles and a wide array of courses provide opportunities for majors, minors and non-majors.

2D Art Education Instructor at the Emerson Center

The Emerson Center is looking to hire a part time art instructor to teach a variety of artistic medias. This fall, the newly appointed instructor will teach drawing, painting and jewelry design to teens & adults.

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Emily Kohring | Director of Arts Education | Montana Arts Council | (406) 444-6522 | ekohring | art.mt.gov

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Arts Ed eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/22/2016

Public Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/8/2016

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General Interest | Professional Development | Calls for Art

Job Opportunities | Food for Thought

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GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program

The GRAMMY Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for our 2017 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

Deadline: October 1, 2016

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Grant Station: Live Webinars

Creative Capital Webinars

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.

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Downtown Temporary Sculpture Installation

Sculptors are invited to submit images of existing sculptural works for temporary placement (24 months) in a prominent outdoor setting in Hillsboro, seventeen miles west of Portland, Oregon.

Deadline: July 21, 2016

Pure Water North City

The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the Pure Water North City Public Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and transport permanent, site-specific artwork for North City Advanced Water Purification Facility and consult during installation of artwork at the site by the City.

Deadline: July 28, 2016

Port Everglades Kinetic Sculptural Artwork with Solar Lighting

In partnership with Port Everglades, Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to assist in transforming approximately 200 feet of an existing raised median by designing, fabricating, and installing unique, site-specific, highly visible kinetic artwork that shall glow at night fueled by solar energy collected during daytime hours.

Deadline: July 20, 2016

Signature Work for Skyharbor Airport Modernization Project

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program is requesting qualifications from artists to create a dynamic, signature work for the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal Three Modernization project.

Deadline: July 29, 2016

Glass Work at Performing Arts Building

The Public Art Endowment, a program of The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, invites artists to apply for a permanent glass window project for the new Van Dyke Performance Space at the Greensboro Cultural Center. These windows are positioned overlooking the new LeBauer Park.

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Art in City Buildings for Thomas Square

The City and County of Honolulu Commission on Culture and the Arts desires to commission an outdoor sculpture of King Kamehameha III for Thomas Square.

Deadline: October 2, 2016

International Public Art Short Film Contest

Selected films will be screened at the Louvre Museum in Paris during the 10 eme Journees Internationales du Film sur l’Art in January 2017.

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Greensboro, North Carolina

The Public Art Endowment, a program of The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, invites artists to apply for a permanent glass window project for the new Van Dyke Performance Space at the Greensboro Cultural Center in Greensboro. These windows are nicely positioned, overlooking the new LeBauer Park with our soon-to-be-installed Janet Echelman sculpture, titled Where We Met.

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Director | Appalachian Center for Craft

The Center for Craft promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept and design providing access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists, and career opportunities.

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5 Tips for Making a Living (and a Life) in the Arts

"It may be a stereotype, but artists are not known as good business people.

One of those "right brain/left brain" things, maybe? But the skills of an artist – big imagination, creativity, adaptability, and the willingness to learn new things and take on new challenges – can serve an artist as well in business as they do in creative work."

The Pain and Power of Tough Criticism

"We all love to get wonderful compliments on our art. But sometimes we get feedback that is hard to take. It might be the best thing you could hear."

Even If You’re Bad at It, Making Art Can Reduce Stress

"For wannabe Michelangelos, Sunday painters, and art class dunces alike, making art can help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, a new study suggests."

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Montana Arts Council | (406) 444-6430 | mac | art.mt.gov

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Public Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/8/2016

Arts Orgs eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/6/2016

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Funding Opportunities | Humanities Montana | Training
Free Publications | Interesting Reading
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GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program: 2017 Letter of Inquiry Online

The GRAMMY Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for our 2017 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

How to Apply:

A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2017 GRAMMY Foundation grant cycle, please click here. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct.

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program funds the following areas:

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

2. Archiving And Preservation Projects:

  • A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award
  • B. Assistance, Assessment And/ Or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award

For more information about the GRAMMY Foundation, please click here.

The New York Community Trust Funds New Documentary Film Program at The Redford Center

The Redford Center has announced a program to work with fledgling filmmakers, offering financing and guidance to five teams who have ideas for films with environmental topics

LOR Foundation supports cultural experiences.

The LOR Foundation makes new grants to support community-driven solutions, and names Ben Alexandar as the senior program officer based in Montana.

The Foundation’s approach to grant making focuses on meeting communities where they are to help them solve the issues they are facing. LOR supports their vision for livability and quality of life by improving their access to nature, recreation, clean water, transportation options, cultural experiences, and economic stability. This strategy is expressed through LOR’s approach to community-driven solutions.

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Seeking members for the Board

Do you share our passion for the humanities transformative power for all Montanans? Consider applying to serve on Humanities Montana’s board of directors.

The application deadline for terms beginning January 1, 2017 is Friday, September 2. In order to be considered as a candidate, please submit a letter explaining your interest in serving, a resume, and two letters of recommendation to: Humanities Montana, 311 Brantly, Missoula, MT 59812-7848.

Board members meet three times a year in person and occasionally by conference call to review grants, review and approve programs, build the organization through outreach and fundraising, and generally support the mission of the organization. In order to serve Montana’s many communities as effectively as possible, Humanities Montana invites applicants representing diverse perspectives and belonging to varied backgrounds, as well as individuals keen to support the organization’s development goals. Additional information about Humanities Montana’s board can be found here.

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FVCC Hosts Training on Financial Management for Nonprofits

Flathead Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center will host a workshop series designed to help nonprofit organizations implement best practices in financial management. Developed with input from local nonprofit directors and board members, Financial Management for Nonprofits will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays from July 7 through July 21 and August 4 at the college. Cost to register for the series is $125.

"This training brings in the unique and specialized expertise from a nonprofit accounting and finance perspective to local nonprofits in order to strengthen their financial picture," said Chany Ockert, the facilitator of the series.

This 16-hour class will provide participants with a foundational understanding of nonprofit accounting and finance. The workshop series will be taught by Jan Schweitzer, vice president of Anderson Zurmuehlen; Peter Akey, senior vice president of Glacier Bank; and Mynor Veliz, chief financial officer of Intermountain. Topics will include: building financial relationships of trust with bankers; vendors and donors; learning accounting basics; producing financial and tax reports; preparing and managing budgets and cash flow projections; understanding cash management and areas of risk; managing restricted funds and reporting; creating strong internal controls and strengthening board oversight.

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

For more information or to register, visit ceinfo.

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How to make nonprofit websites more accessible

Nonprofits can expand their reach by taking people with disabilities into consideration when crafting their websites. Accessible websites should feature large text that is easy to read, alt text on images for those with visual impairments and compatibility with screen readers.

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

Looking for ways to improve your board’s performance?

Best Board Meeting Ever.

Boston Arts Groups Find Solutions For Graying Audiences

WBUR 90.9 | May 2, 2016

Museum Programs Affect Teens for a Lifetime

Smithsonian Magazine | Apr. 1, 2016

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Montana Arts Council | (406) 444-6430 | mac | art.mt.gov

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Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/6/2016

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General Interest | Professional Development

Calls for Visual Artists | Calls for Performing Artists | Calls for Writers

Job Opportunities | Food for Thought

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GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program

The GRAMMY Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for our 2017 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

Deadline: October 1, 2016

NEA Art Works Grants

To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.

Deadline: July 14, 2016

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Website, Blog and Email Essentials with Sue Schaffner

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

September 15, 2016

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.

October 4, 2016

Creative Capital Webinars

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.

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Six-Years Anniversary Group Exhibition

Dacia Gallery is pleased to invite emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to participate in Dacia Gallery’s Six-Years Anniversary Exhibition this September.

Deadline: July 28, 2016

Solo Exhibition at the Dacia Gallery

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

Deadline: August 18, 2016

Gallery Underground | Figuratively Speaking

Gallery Underground announces "Figuratively Speaking," a national juried art competition. All-media artists, sculptors, and photographers are invited to create visual works that interpret the theme "Figuratively Speaking" in two different ways: by depicting human forms, faces and features in representational or abstract works (portraiture, sculpture and all subject matter including people); or works which depict a broader interpretation of the theme.

Deadline: October 11, 2016

HoHoHolter Holiday Bazaar Sale

The Holter Museum of Art is looking for artists for the 2016 HoHoHolter Holiday Bazaar and sale. As always, the Holter kicks off the holiday celebration with a holiday sale and exhibition. Artists are required to apply for this event to be held at the Holter Museum from November 4th through December 24th.

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Water Works Exhibit

Water Works is open for entry for original 2D artwork in which water is depicted as the primary force, object, or consequence. Artists from North America are eligible for entry. Juror is Evan Reed, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History and Spagnuolo Art Gallery director at Georgetown University.

Deadline: July 20, 2016

True Grit Art Gallery

True Grit Art Gallery is looking to increase it’s inventory of smaller items for sale including pre-packaged giclee prints, fine art photography prints, sculpture, pottery, handcrafted artisan jewelry and metalsmithing, fine handmade wood products, or any other unique, handmade, artisan goods. Professional working fine artists and artisans should contact us via email.

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Art in Clay: Up Against the Wall

$850 in cash prizes. 4th Annual National Juried Ceramic Sculpture Exhibit. Forget the pedestal! Let’s put our clay on the map, on the vertical axis, just perfect where horizontal space is at such a premium. Big or small, fat or flat, however it’s hanging. Confrontational clay at it’s most insistent. Juried by Matt Nolen, Adjunct Professor of Art at New York University & Pratt Institute.

Deadline: July 20, 2016

Optics Illusioned

Photography utilizing optical illusion is something that will always leave a viewer perplexed: questioning ones eyes, Optical illusions are images that differ from the objective reality. Darkroom gallery is calling for submissions that deal with foreshortening, vanishing points, sandwiching negatives or the unique mash up of subjects.

Deadline: July 13, 2016

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Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

Adult and young adult categories. Limit 7,000 words. 1st Prize: $1,000 (Adult), $1,000 (Young Author) 2nd Prize: $500 (Adult), $500 (Young Author) 3rd Prize: $250 (Adult), $250 (Young Author) Three Honorable Mention Prizes: $100 Gift Certificate for the Mark Twain Museum Store (Adult & Young Author). Entry Fee.

Deadline: July 10, 2016

Free list of writing contests, writers conferences, calls for submissions, anthology listings and more!

Poets and Writers

Grants and Awards database lists writing contests with upcoming deadlines.

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Executive Director | Greenville Symphony Orchestra

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra seeks an Executive Director to work in partnership with a volunteer Board of Directors and Music Director Edvard Tchivzhel to develop and implement the strategic plan that both sustains the current level of operations and drives the organization forward in an orderly manner, following its long-term strategic plan.

Deadline: August 5, 2016

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Even if You’re Bad at It, Making Art Can Reduce Stress

"For wannabe Michelangelos, Sunday painters, and art class dunces alike, making art can help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, a new study suggests."

5 Tips for Making a Living (and a Life) in the Arts

"It may be a stereotype, but artists are not known as good business people.

One of those "right brain/left brain" things, maybe? But the skills of an artist – big imagination, creativity, adaptability, and the willingness to learn new things and take on new challenges – can serve an artist as well in business as they do in creative work."

7 Facebook Ad Audiences that Crush It!

"After 166 individual campaigns, thousands of individual ads and hundreds of thousands of dollars in ad spend, I can safely say that the following 7 Facebook Ad audiences consistently crush it!"

Video Marketing and Artists: Quality Matters

"It’s often made clear to me that the average person has no idea about the amount of time it takes to make a quality storytelling marketing film, not to mention the skills or professional equipment required."

The Pain and Power of Tough Criticism

"We all love to get wonderful compliments on our art. But sometimes we get feedback that is hard to take. It might be the best thing you could hear."

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Montana Arts Council | (406) 444-6430 | mac | art.mt.gov

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