Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council

Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council

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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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GeneralGeneral Interest
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2017 Levitt AMP (Your City) Grant Awards

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation announces an exciting grant opportunity serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country. Up to 15 grantees will be awarded $25K each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series-an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse line up of high caliber entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

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.

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Pro_DevelProfessional Development
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ClayWorks! in the Bitterroot

Is excited to announce the opening of a cooperative studio available for potters to access equipment, attend classes and workshops and share information.

Website, Blog and Email Essentials with Sue Schaffner

Led by artist Sue Schaffner, this webinar teaches best practices for your website, blog, and email marketing and communications. The session includes case studies of artists who have established innovative and effective web presences.

September 15, 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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LOUIS HABECK ARTWORK – AIA 2015 WINNER
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Calls_VisualCalls for Visual Artists
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LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition

Access Call to artists for all styles of artwork and photography utilizing digital processes. Winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on museum quality paper shown in a solo exhibit in main gallery Sep 8-Oct 1, 2016. Ten second place winners also exhibited.

Deadline: August 22, 2016

Limner Gallery: A Show of Heads

SlowArt Productions presents the annual group thematic exhibition, A Show of Heads. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from October 20 – November 19, 2016. Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual.

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Exhibition

Artists are invited to apply for an exhibition that celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

Deadline: September 30, 2016

C.M. Russell Museum

The C.M. Russell Museum is now accepting image submissions from all artists for The Russell 2017 live auction events!

Global Matrix IV

International Print Exhibition, January 9 – February 18, traveling through 2018. Open to artists worldwide 18+. Entries must be original fine art prints in any printmaking media, including artist books. No photography or offset reproductions.

Deadline: September 2, 2016

Structure Unbound: Interdisciplinary Book Art

Structure Unbound is a juried exhibition exploring the intersection of new media and traditional book arts. Works may include but not limited to: visual narratives, installations, sculptural book works, assemblage, and interactive media.

Deadline: September 6, 2016

Embracing Our Differences

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites all artists to be a part of this change through your submissions to its 14th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate.

Deadline: January 10, 2017

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Calls_PerformingCalls for Performing Artists
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International Performing Arts Camp 2016

Performing Arts Camp is the international residential workshop for performing arts practitioners from different countries working in various techniques, genres and styles. The program is open to dancers, choreographers, actors and contemporary circus performers with professional stage experience, multidisciplinary artists passionate and inspired by movement, dance and physical theatre, interested in practical research of contemporary performance practice together with colleagues from all over the world.

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

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Calls_WritersCalls for Writers
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Into the Beautiful Poetry Contest

Open to Montana residents of all ages. Contest runs August 1 to October 15, 2016. This year’s theme: Daring.

Sustainable Arts Foundation

Up to five awards of $6,000 each and up to five Promise Awards of $2,000 each are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children.

Deadline: September 2, 2016

Red Hen Press

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Red Hen Press are given annually for a short story collection or novel and an essay collection or memoir.

Deadline: September 1, 2016

Red Mountain Press: Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Mountain Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Sarah Sousa will judge.

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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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Job_OppsJob Opportunities
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Executive Director at Carbon County Arts Guild and Depot Gallery

The Executive Director of the Arts Guild is responsible for the general management and development of the Guild in a manner which achieves the organization’s mission as determined by the Board of Directors. Our mission includes programs, fundraisers, and maintenance of professional standards in accordance with the objectives and policies established by the Board of Directors.

Executive Director at the Elling House Arts and Humanities Center

The Elling House Arts & Humanities Center, a non-profit organization located in Virginia City, Montana, is seeking a well-rounded, experienced person for Executive Director. We are seeking a fun, outgoing, team-oriented individual with strong management experience and a professional mindset.

Theater Instructor in Littleton, CO

Seeking enthusiastic theater instructor who will work with students to teach the art of theater performance using voice, movement, characterization and improvisation in a variety of classes and performances. You must be dependable and enjoy working with children and adults.

Marketing Manager

Meany Center for the Performing Arts has an outstanding opportunity for a Marketing Manager .This individual is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of programs designed to meet or exceed the Center’s revenue, attendance and engagement goals.

Vice President of Development

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts ("DCPA") is the largest non-profit theater organization in the nation, presenting Broadway tours and producing its own theatre, cabaret, musicals, and innovative, multi-media plays.

Contact: kforshey

Performing Arts Teacher

All new hires will be probationary status unless the teacher is hired after the first student day of school, 8/3/2016. Per Master Agreement, when a position is filled after the opening of school by an individual who was not employed by the District in the previous school year, that employee will receive a one year temporary contract.

Acting Teacher, Vocal Music Teacher

Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy is hiring experienced acting instructors and directors. We believe in providing quality instruction in a fun and comfortable environment.

Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator

The position of Fine & Performing Arts Coordinator is done for the purpose of overseeing the day to day operations of the Reynolds High School Fine & Performing Arts Center to include daily administrative support functions; overall production coordination for auditorium productions and art productions to include scheduling, organizing, and coordination of exhibits, and overseeing student workers; maintenance of equipment including ensuring safety requirements are met; and serving as a liaison to staff, parents, students, and outside community groups who use the facility.

Technical Director in Logan, UT

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (Logan, Utah) is seeking applicants for a full-time Technical Director position. The Technical Director will oversee the technical needs (scenic, lighting, A/V, and props) of our growing summer festival currently consisting of 5-6 productions in 2 venues and as well as 4-5 concerts.

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.

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Food_for_ThoughtFood for Thought
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Making Art Will Lower Your Stress Level

Making Art Will Lower Your Stress Level

"With tension and fear dominating the nightly news, it’s fair to assume that stress levels are high for a lot of people right now. New research suggests a simple way to lower them: Take a few minutes out of your day and make some art."

How to Wholesale Your Art or Handmade Work

"There are different models for selling your art or handmade work. Among them are selling retail, consigning, taking commissions, and also wholesaling. Selling your work wholesale means that an order is placed by a retailer, and that it is sold before it is made."

The Value of Art in Situ

"Selling artwork successfully means that you have to present excellent images of the art itself, but you must also give enough information to prospective customers to encourage a comfort level that allows them to say "yes" to a purchase."

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Items included in our eNews are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.

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

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Montana Arts Council, 830 North Warren St, PO Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201
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