Artists August 20, 2014


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                                                      VISUAL ARTISTS, 
                                PERFORMING ARTISTS, 
                                        AND WRITERS
 
Montana Arts Council Newsletter
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August 20, 2014
Dear Artist, 
Greetings!  You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to your favorite features in the adjoining sidebar. 
Thanks for reading, Kim
General Interest 
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The 15th annual Humanities Montana Festival of the Book will celebrate the literature of the West with over 70 authors, October 9-11, in downtown Missoula.
Following a North American premiere, we are planning a Montana tour to bring Bella Vista to the beautiful place it calls home. If you’re in Montana and would like to bring Bella Vista to your community, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at bellavista@slowtale.net. Looking forward to distribution, we’ve partnered with a Los Angeles-based sales company to help us explore options. So: stay tuned for information on upcoming screenings this fall, and more, as we continue on this exciting path!
Perhaps you know that Bella Vista is a recipient of the Montana Film Office’s Big Sky Film Grant. We’ve been hard at work editing behind-the-scenes videos that will be featured on the Film Office’s YouTube channel — you’ll hear from our cast, crew and production team on the development of the film, the experience of working on it, and what we think it means for filmmaking in Montana. We’ll let you know as soon as these are live! Shout outs to Robert Bohannon and Tom Stagg, our intrepid videographers who did an excellent job capturing the life of our set.
1708 GALLERY WILL TRANSFORM MONROE PARK
FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL INLIGHT RICHMOND. 
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 p.m. to midnight
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. Over 6 years, 1708’s InLight has featured 169 local, national and international artists and artist collectives across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk, and has engaged over 25,000 visitors.
InLight Richmond 2014 will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monroe Park and the surrounding streets, including the Altria Theater. 1708 is pleased to announce that this year’s juror is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Through InLight, 1708 has created an on-going opportunity for Richmond to experience the city in unexpected and surprising ways. The selection of Monroe Park, one of the oldest public spaces in Richmond, continues this tradition of highlighting the histories and imagining the futures of Richmond’s most well-known spaces.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for InLight 2014 including, but not limited to, interactive projects, large-format projections, sculpture and performances that will engage this dynamic site. Featured artists and artist collectives will be announced in early September. For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
InLight 2014 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade, an opportunity for the entire community to participate in InLight.
InLight Richmond is made possible in large part by the generosity and support of our sponsors. Special thanks go out to our sponsors to date including our lead sponsor Altria Group, the Windsor Foundation, MeadWestvaco Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Boitnott Visual Communications, and the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
First Peoples Fund is hitting the road… and we’ll be offering our free Native Artist Professional Development Training at locations in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in June and July. At the training, we will work with you to help you grow an arts business. You will have an opportunity to participate in the following:  
  • Express your personal vision and values that will ultimately become the principal foundation of your business.
  • Determine your art marketing, business and financial management abilities using a series of self-assessment tools.
  • Plan and set goals leading to weekly and monthly and annual business calendars.
  • Budget and establish a successful pricing structure.
  • Market your business using a variety of approaches and tools.
  • Complete a marketing plan.
Please join us at one of the following trainings below, or forward this email to an artist in the area you think will benefit from this program. Register online today! For more information, contact Logan Anderson, program manager for non-profit partnerships, at (605) 348-0324 or logan@firstpeoplesfund.org
Missoula, MT
Missoula Art Museum
Classes for Families, Adults, Teens and Kids.  Take a look at their offerings for the coming months.  
 Food For Thought
Making a Mark
Artist and writer Katherine Tyrrell writes about art for artists and art lovers on her top art blog 
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When he’s not painting plein air and exhibiting and selling his paintings, Ed Terpening is a professional blogger for a bank in California and consequently writes with expertise onwhy artists should blog.

David Sifry of Technorati also reported earlier this month on “The State of the Blogosphere”.

If you’re an artist and a blogger, you’ll find them both interesting reads. If you’re just thinking about blogging you’ll find them even more interesting! Do read the comments as well – they also have huge value in giving an insight into what is going on… 

Webinars
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Webinars are $25 each. All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
  
Resources
wooly-bell-sheep.jpgWhere Many Us Go for Technical Information on Paints:  Golden Paints and their newsletter
Published by Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Check Art Calls at:
Digital Media Arts 
Literary Arts
Multidisciplinary Arts 
Performing Arts 
Visual Arts
General Opportunities
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
Art Daily  Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright © artdaily.org
  
Bored Panda website   Needing some inspiration?  Try this online magazine: Panda.com.  It is full of the most unusual artistic ideas. 
   
Jobs
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Education Director WaterWorks Art Museum Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit  wtrworks.org
Helena, MT
Job Posting
Helena Symphony
Ginny Abbott
Executive Director
Helena Symphony
406-442-1860
2 N. Last Chance Gulch,
Helena MT 59601
facebook.com/helenasymphony
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit. 
      
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank 
    
Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website
  
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines:
  

Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about opportunities for artists. Examples of artist opportunities can be seen here:
All artist opportunities, calls for entry, residencies, art festivals, art-related jobs and internships, etc, can be submitted at no cost here:

 
 

 
Calls for Visual Artists

yellow-pitcher-flowers.jpgMissoula, MT

Silver Park
A City of Missoula Percent for Art Public Art Project
Deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014
The city of Missoula Public Art Committee, in collaboration with the Missoula Redevelopment Agency and the Morris Helen Silver Foundation, seeks an artist or artist team to create a major integrated artwork for the newly constructed Silver Park.
Morris & Helen Silver Tribute at Silver Park
Deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014
A City of Missoula Public Art Project in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Silver Foundation
Submit all proposals at CityofMissoulaPublicArtCommittee.Submittable.com/submit

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

Application window: September 1-30, 2014
Award amount: 2 grants up to $5000 each
The Fund considers proposals from professional artists who have secured tangible prospects for advancing their careers, but lack sufficient financial resources to capitalize on those opportunities. Examples include but are not limited to: the completion of work due to a gallery, museum, or private collection, the transportation of work or of the artist to an exhibition of that artist’s material, the management of logistical or technical requirements to realize a project, etc. The Fund does not support performance, literary or commercial work. www.clarkhulingsfund.org


 
Call to Artists – Cash Awards – Juried Exhibit
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 12th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate.  39 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2015 in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL USA.  Since 2004, the exhibits have been viewed by almost 2,000,000 visitors. Final selections will be made by a three-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals and based on artistic excellence and originality in the reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.”  A total of $3,000 (US) will be presented in the form of three separate awards – $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult;” “Best-in-Show Student;” and the “People’s Choice.”  Both “Best-in-Show” awards will be granted by a three-judge panel of art professionals. The “People’s Choice” award will be determined by visitors to the exhibits. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries.  Submissions must be submitted online or postmarked no later than January 5, 2015.
Direct link to “submit art” page: 

Cary, NC

Town of Cary Public Art opportunities within downtown park/plaza: railings, entry and garden features
The Town of Cary is seeking to commission one or more artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install site specific artwork for the Downtown Park (entry plaza) located along North Academy Street and Dry Avenue.  This artwork project is part of the overall development of an entry plaza area leading into a future seven acre park that will be developed at a later time.  The artwork opportunities include:  100 linear feet of railings, entry features/gateways (4 total), and potentially garden area elements.  The functionality of the public art elements is highly desirable. 
PROJECT BUDGET: The total project budget is $161,000 of which $ 96,000 is dedicated toward art enhancements
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 8, 2014

 
Norfolk, VA
The City of Norfolk, Virginia seeks and artist to design and create memorable artwork that will function as bike racks for Harbor Park baseball stadium.  Bike racks should be fun, playful, function and will represent a sustainable lifestyle. 
Create Public Art Bike Racks at Harbor Park
Deadline: September 4th
Budget: $40,000

 
Yellowstone Art Museum
is now accepting submissions for its 47th Annual Art Auction to be held March, 7st 2015. Application is free for all artists. To apply please visit http://www.artmuseum.org/special-events/art-auction/art-auction-artist-application/  or contact events@artmuseum.org 
Deadline for submission is October 20th, 2014.

 
CALL FOR WORKS ON PAPER
September 15, 2014
South Shore Art Center inCohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive,imaginative imagery using paper. Show dates October 24 – December 21,2014. Opening Reception October 24 6-8pm Juried by Al Miner, AssistantCurator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. $1200in prizes – all work must be for sale. Entry fee. Details:781-383-2787 OR https://client.smarterentry.com/SSAC
  
Kiwanis River Park, Hamilton
2014 Art and Craft Vendor Opportunity
Riverfest in the ‘Roots is the Bitter Root Water Forum’s (BRWF) annual festival to celebrate the river and educate the community about our watershed. It is a free event featuring fun for all ages with live animal presentations and fun kid stations like a splash zone obstacle course, bouncy castle, and art stations. Plus live music, food, and beer! This will be the first year having art vendors, as such we will not be charging a fee for a spot. In future years there may be a fee.
Vendors will need to be set up and ready by 3 pm and will be required to stay until 7 pm unless otherwise agreed upon in advance with BRWF. Vendors may stay until 8:30 pm. Vendors must break down and exit the premises by 9:30 pm. Vendors will be allowed one 10×10 space. Products must be handcrafted, we will not be accepting franchises (i.e. Mary Kay, Paparazzi Jewelry).
  
Commission of Artwork along the James River
Riverfront Public Art Project #1
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along the James River adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways.
Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014, 5:00 P.M. EDT
Estimated Budget: $200,000
The RFQ contains the submission requirements and details about the project. Updates to this RFQ will be posted to the City of Richmond Public Art Commission website.

 

PHOTOTAXIS 2014
is ready for your submissions. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.
Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that you do not have to attend to submit your work. All you need is a desire to have your work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm to show off your printed work. If you have paid to submit to the slideshow than you are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of your work for everyone to view.
Here are the details: http://www.phototaxismt.org
  
  
The College of Western Idaho art department is accepting applications for the “Visiting Artist” program which will provide an educational experience to CWI students, faculty and the community at large. Each year this program brings an artist to our campus to present their work in a public lecture, hold studio critiques with art students and teach a two day workshop in our art studio at the College of Western Idaho. The workshops are usually held Friday afternoon and half-day on Saturday for a total of eight hours. Artists are invited to display their work in our gallery space to accompany their residency. 
These events will give the CWI community the ability to gain a greater intellectual and cultural perspective of the world around them. Through this program our goal is to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for CWI students and residents of our service area in western Idaho. Our arts program is relatively new. We offer foundation courses in basic 2-D and 3-D Design, Drawing, Painting, and Digital Photography. We currently enroll approximately 150- 200 students in our studio courses per semester. We are planning in the next 4-5 years to begin offering an associate’s degree in arts and we are seeking to create a unique experience for our students with opportunities like the Visiting Artist Program. The artist will be compensated $500.00 for their three day visit to the college. The deadline for the application is January 15, 2014. For more information contact Brenda Fisher brendafisher@cwidaho.cc or call (208) 562-3351. Spring semester 2015. 
Montana Arts Council Announces 
Next Round of MAP Workshops Opens for Signup
The Montana Artrepreneurship Program (MAP), with a four-year track record of successes that include building a network of artists and helping artists increase their income from art by 150% has opened for signup in 13 Montana areas. 


Calls for Performing Artists
The GRAMMY Foundation ® Grant Program is seeking applications to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects. 
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.
Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. More than $6 million in grants has been awarded to more than 300 recipients.

 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 2015 GRAMMY Foundation grant cycle, please visit  www.grammyfoundation.org/grants. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.

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 visit www.grammyfoundation.org.
Scholarship announcement for professional performers
Dance
Theatre
Contemporary circus art
 Multidisciplinary performing arts
Details on eligibility, program, deadlines and application conditions:
The deadline for initial applications for the fall of 2015 is October 6, 2014.  
Penn State provides complete financial support for each graduate student. Assistantships include full tuition waiver and a yearly cash stipend (approximately $13,650, including summer; years 2-3 approximately $13,050). Graduate students will assist in Theatre 100 and various other studios. During the summer following the first year in residence, all graduate students in theatre spend a five week session studying in London. Additional international travel opportunities are available.   
This unique Master of Fine Arts degree program
pale-pink-tulips.jpg combines traditional director training with the special tools needed for directing in the professional musical theatre. Integrated into the School’s other MFA programs and it’s nationally recognized Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, the applicant will train with acting, dance, voice, and design faculty. The degree candidate will direct a minimum of five projects including a fully mounted thesis production. The program includes several onsite interactions with directors and designers during pre-production and tech in New York City. Students will also intern with a master director on a professional Musical Theatre production. Included in the program is attendance at several Broadway shows per season.  
DENHAM FELLOWSHIP
In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills”. Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director’s fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.
  
Calls for Writers
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Writing Contest
Our Writing Contests database lists hundreds of legitimate contests for writers. Winning can provide cash awards, residencies, or publication of your poem, short story, essay or book — and even free wine!
The Poets & Writers Guide to the Book Deal
Updated for 2014
The essential resource for understanding 
how the publication process works.
This comprehensive guide provides an overview of how books are acquired, edited, and published, so that you can make informed decisions as you begin to navigate the path to publication. Edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, articles include: 
  • How books are acquired by editors
  • What to look for in a publishing contract
  • How the editorial process works
  • The author’s role in book jacket design
  • The differences between independent publishers and the big houses 
  • When self-publishing may be your path to a book deal
This file is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader, available free from Adobe Systems, or other software capable of reading PDF files.
  
  
Poets & Writers Magazine
The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Harper Perennial, 2006) by William Zinsser (read more here)
Literary Magazines and resources: 
Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them. 
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                                        AND WRITERS
 
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August 6, 2014
Dear Artist, 
Greetings!  You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to your favorite features in the adjoining sidebar. 
Thanks for reading, Kim
General Interest 
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The 15th annual Humanities Montana Festival of the Book will celebrate the literature of the West with over 70 authors, October 9-11, in downtown Missoula.
Following a North American premiere, we are planning a Montana tour to bring Bella Vista to the beautiful place it calls home. If you’re in Montana and would like to bring Bella Vista to your community, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at bellavista@slowtale.net. Looking forward to distribution, we’ve partnered with a Los Angeles-based sales company to help us explore options. So: stay tuned for information on upcoming screenings this fall, and more, as we continue on this exciting path!
Perhaps you know that Bella Vista is a recipient of the Montana Film Office’s Big Sky Film Grant. We’ve been hard at work editing behind-the-scenes videos that will be featured on the Film Office’s YouTube channel — you’ll hear from our cast, crew and production team on the development of the film, the experience of working on it, and what we think it means for filmmaking in Montana. We’ll let you know as soon as these are live! Shout outs to Robert Bohannon and Tom Stagg, our intrepid videographers who did an excellent job capturing the life of our set.
1708 GALLERY WILL TRANSFORM MONROE PARK
FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL INLIGHT RICHMOND. 
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 p.m. to midnight
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. Over 6 years, 1708’s InLight has featured 169 local, national and international artists and artist collectives across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk, and has engaged over 25,000 visitors.
InLight Richmond 2014 will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monroe Park and the surrounding streets, including the Altria Theater. 1708 is pleased to announce that this year’s juror is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Through InLight, 1708 has created an on-going opportunity for Richmond to experience the city in unexpected and surprising ways. The selection of Monroe Park, one of the oldest public spaces in Richmond, continues this tradition of highlighting the histories and imagining the futures of Richmond’s most well-known spaces.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for InLight 2014 including, but not limited to, interactive projects, large-format projections, sculpture and performances that will engage this dynamic site. Featured artists and artist collectives will be announced in early September. For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
InLight 2014 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade, an opportunity for the entire community to participate in InLight.
InLight Richmond is made possible in large part by the generosity and support of our sponsors. Special thanks go out to our sponsors to date including our lead sponsor Altria Group, the Windsor Foundation, MeadWestvaco Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Boitnott Visual Communications, and the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
First Peoples Fund is hitting the road… and we’ll be offering our free Native Artist Professional Development Training at locations in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in June and July. At the training, we will work with you to help you grow an arts business. You will have an opportunity to participate in the following:  
  • Express your personal vision and values that will ultimately become the principal foundation of your business.
  • Determine your art marketing, business and financial management abilities using a series of self-assessment tools.
  • Plan and set goals leading to weekly and monthly and annual business calendars.
  • Budget and establish a successful pricing structure.
  • Market your business using a variety of approaches and tools.
  • Complete a marketing plan.
Please join us at one of the following trainings below, or forward this email to an artist in the area you think will benefit from this program. Register online today! For more information, contact Logan Anderson, program manager for non-profit partnerships, at (605) 348-0324 or logan@firstpeoplesfund.org
Missoula, MT
Missoula Art Museum
Classes for Families, Adults, Teens and Kids.  Take a look at their offerings for the coming months.  
 Food For Thought
pink-blossoms-tree.jpgEvery week we ask authors to share advice on anything (and everything) that has inspired them in their writing. 
David Connerley Nahm recommends morning walks:
“My morning walk — without music, without computer — is a chance for me to remove myself from the landscape and to see everything — bugs, gravel, garbage — with compassion and interest….”
Webinars
fields-sky-sm.jpgCreative Capital
Webinars are $25 each. All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
  
Resources
wooly-bell-sheep.jpgWhere Many Us Go for Technical Information on Paints:  Golden Paints and their newsletter
Published by Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Check Art Calls at:
Digital Media Arts 
Literary Arts
Multidisciplinary Arts 
Performing Arts 
Visual Arts
General Opportunities
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
Art Daily  Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright © artdaily.org
  
Bored Panda website   Needing some inspiration?  Try this online magazine: Panda.com.  It is full of the most unusual artistic ideas. 
   
Jobs
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Executive Director
WaterWorks Museum
Miles City, Montana 
To apply, please include:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover letter stating interest
3. Resume
4. Optional; supplemental information such as:
* Separate Bio
* Letter(s) of recommendation or reference
Refer to the included job description for assignment of duties.
Applicants should demonstrate:
*Strong leadership ability.
*Effective oral and writing communication skills to effectively serve as the principal spokesperson for the WaterWorks Art Museum.
* Ability and record of success in fundraising including foundations, businesses and grant sources.
* Accomplished record of developing exhibitions and managing art education programs that have served broad audiences.
* Ability to build relationships with community leaders and stakeholders.
* Financial management and reporting knowledge
* Strong management skills: ability to manage and develop staff, volunteers, budgets, and other resources for the maximum benefit of the Center.
* Professional integrity with strong knowledge of museum professional and ethical standards.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in art history or fine arts, or equivalent experience is preferred.
The center currently has three FTE employees (including Exec. Dir.) and part-time or temporary employees (cleaning, education) as needed/ budgeted.
The Executive Director position salary is negotiable / DOE
with an additional medical insurance plan and a PTO (paid time off) plan that applies to FTE employees.
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately. Qualified applicants will be contacted after a review by the Executive Director and the Personnel Committee.
Education Director WaterWorks Art Museum Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit  wtrworks.org
Helena, MT
Job Posting
Helena Symphony
Ginny Abbott
Executive Director
Helena Symphony
406-442-1860
2 N. Last Chance Gulch,
Helena MT 59601
facebook.com/helenasymphony
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit. 
      
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank 
    
Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website
  
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines:
  

Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about opportunities for artists. Examples of artist opportunities can be seen here:
All artist opportunities, calls for entry, residencies, art festivals, art-related jobs and internships, etc, can be submitted at no cost here:
 
Calls for Visual Artists

yellow-pitcher-flowers.jpgLos Angeles, CA

LACDA 2014 International Juried Competition
Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable.
The competition is international, open to all geographical locations. Registration fee is $35US (three images). Multiple entries permitted, additional $35 entry fee for each three images.
Deadline for entries: August 25, 2014
  
Norfolk, VA
The City of Norfolk, Virginia seeks and artist to design and create memorable artwork that will function as bike racks for Harbor Park baseball stadium.  Bike racks should be fun, playful, function and will represent a sustainable lifestyle. 
Create Public Art Bike Racks at Harbor Park
Deadline: September 4th
Budget: $40,000
Design & Build the City’s Parade Float
Deadline: August 15th
Budget: $15,000
Yellowstone Art Museum
is now accepting submissions for its 47th Annual Art Auction to be held March, 7st 2015. Application is free for all artists. To apply please visit http://www.artmuseum.org/special-events/art-auction/art-auction-artist-application/  or contact events@artmuseum.org 
Deadline for submission is October 20th, 2014.
CALL FOR WORKS ON PAPER
September 15, 2014
South Shore Art Center inCohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive,imaginative imagery using paper. Show dates October 24 – December 21,2014. Opening Reception October 24 6-8pm Juried by Al Miner, AssistantCurator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. $1200in prizes – all work must be for sale. Entry fee. Details:781-383-2787 OR https://client.smarterentry.com/SSAC
  
Kiwanis River Park, Hamilton
2014 Art and Craft Vendor Opportunity
Riverfest in the ‘Roots is the Bitter Root Water Forum’s (BRWF) annual festival to celebrate the river and educate the community about our watershed. It is a free event featuring fun for all ages with live animal presentations and fun kid stations like a splash zone obstacle course, bouncy castle, and art stations. Plus live music, food, and beer! This will be the first year having art vendors, as such we will not be charging a fee for a spot. In future years there may be a fee.
Vendors will need to be set up and ready by 3 pm and will be required to stay until 7 pm unless otherwise agreed upon in advance with BRWF. Vendors may stay until 8:30 pm. Vendors must break down and exit the premises by 9:30 pm. Vendors will be allowed one 10×10 space. Products must be handcrafted, we will not be accepting franchises (i.e. Mary Kay, Paparazzi Jewelry).
Port Everglades Entryway Project
DEADLINE: August 15, 2014
BUDGET: $200,000
  
Port Everglades Entryway Project: National Call to Artists
In partnership with Port Everglades, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one or more artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install site specific artwork for the North security checkpoint entry to Port Everglades and at specific locations along Eisenhower Boulevard. One of three Port entry points, this entryway is located south of the entrance to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. This artwork project is part of the overall relocation of the security checkpoint located on Eisenhower Boulevard. The function of the security checkpoint is to house trained security officers who will admit only persons with port business, port identification and ensure no weapons are brought into the port. Port Everglades, at their discretion may expand the project scope of work to use some or all of the design and art concepts proposed for the Eisenhower Boulevard gate on other existing gates, specifically at Eller Drive and Spangler Boulevard gates, to achieve uniform of imagery at all entryways.
For more information and to view the complete Call to Artists: http://www.broward.org/Arts/PublicArt/Pages/Calls.aspx
  
Commission of Artwork along the James River
Riverfront Public Art Project #1
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along the James River adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways.
Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014, 5:00 P.M. EDT
Estimated Budget: $200,000
The RFQ contains the submission requirements and details about the project. Updates to this RFQ will be posted to the City of Richmond Public Art Commission website.
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Nominate 2 candidates for consideration by our jury for the 2014. 
Grant Awards. Approximately 135 candidates will be nominated for the grants that will be reviewed later this year, 25 of whom will be selected to receive an award in the amount of $25,000. The Foundation invites an outside 3-person jury panel comprised of artists and curators that changes annually.
Please send your acceptance form and candidates’ names by May 5, 2014 if you are interested in participating. This will enable us to give candidates as much time as possible to work on their applications before the jury meets in the fall
For more information about the Foundation’s purposes and programs, and for a complete list of grant recipients, we invite you to visit us online at http://www.joanmitchellfoundation.org

PHOTOTAXIS 2014

is ready for your submissions. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.
Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that you do not have to attend to submit your work. All you need is a desire to have your work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm to show off your printed work. If you have paid to submit to the slideshow than you are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of your work for everyone to view.
Here are the details: http://www.phototaxismt.org
  
  
  
The College of Western Idaho art department is accepting applications for the “Visiting Artist” program which will provide an educational experience to CWI students, faculty and the community at large.    Each year this program brings an artist to our campus to present their work in a public lecture, hold studio critiques with art students and teach a two day workshop in our art studio at the College of Western Idaho. The workshops are usually held Friday afternoon and half-day on Saturday for a total of eight hours. Artists are invited to display their work in our gallery space to accompany their residency. 
These events will give the CWI community the ability to gain a greater intellectual and cultural perspective of the world around them. Through this program our goal is to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for CWI students and residents of our service area in western Idaho. 
Our arts program is relatively new. We offer foundation courses in basic 2-D and 3-D Design, Drawing, Painting, and Digital Photography. We currently enroll approximately 150- 200 students in our studio courses per semester. We are planning in the next 4-5 years to begin offering an associate’s degree in arts and we are seeking to create a unique experience for our students with opportunities like the Visiting Artist Program.  
The artist will be compensated $500.00 for their three day visit to the college. The deadline for the application is January 15, 2014. For more information contact Brenda Fisher brendafisher@cwidaho.cc or call (208) 562-3351.
THE FOLLOWING MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE: 
· Artist Resume · Artist Statement · Artist Portfolio (10-20 images on a CD) · Workshop Proposal and Outline (detailed explanation of project, timeline/schedule, materials list)  
 
The proposed timeline for the events:
Spring  Semester (2015)          MARCH 12,13,14th 
· Thursday evening/artist public lecture & reception · Friday/artist workshop begins (@ 4 hours)/faculty dinner with the artist · Saturday/artist workshop concludes (@ 4 hours)
PIY FINAL PRINT EXPO 2014
Open to all photographers who reside in the greater Yellowstone Area (MT, WY, ID).  The Photographic Institute of the Yellowstone is calling for photographic work for a juried Photography Expo to be exhibited October 3-31 at the Rocky Mountain College Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Billings, MT.  Gallery-framed prints will be accepted August 11 through August 29, 2014 at Photographic Solutions, 138 N. 30th St., Billings, MT 59101.  For further information please visit www.piy-yellowstone.org  or call Jens Selvig at 406-652-8247.
Montana Arts Council Announces 
Next Round of MAP Workshops Opens for Signup
The Montana Artrepreneurship Program (MAP), with a four-year track record of successes that include building a network of artists and helping artists increase their income from art by 150% has opened for signup in 13 Montana areas. 


Calls for Performing Artists
The GRAMMY Foundation ® Grant Program is seeking applications to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects. 
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.
Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. More than $6 million in grants has been awarded to more than 300 recipients.

 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 2015 GRAMMY Foundation grant cycle, please visit  www.grammyfoundation.org/grants. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.

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 visit www.grammyfoundation.org.
Scholarship announcement for professional performers
Dance
Theatre
Contemporary circus art
 Multidisciplinary performing arts
Details on eligibility, program, deadlines and application conditions:
The deadline for initial applications for the fall of 2015 is October 6, 2014.  
Penn State provides complete financial support for each graduate student. Assistantships include full tuition waiver and a yearly cash stipend (approximately $13,650, including summer; years 2-3 approximately $13,050). Graduate students will assist in Theatre 100 and various other studios. During the summer following the first year in residence, all graduate students in theatre spend a five week session studying in London. Additional international travel opportunities are available.   
This unique Master of Fine Arts degree program
pale-pink-tulips.jpg combines traditional director training with the special tools needed for directing in the professional musical theatre. Integrated into the School’s other MFA programs and it’s nationally recognized Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, the applicant will train with acting, dance, voice, and design faculty. The degree candidate will direct a minimum of five projects including a fully mounted thesis production. The program includes several onsite interactions with directors and designers during pre-production and tech in New York City. Students will also intern with a master director on a professional Musical Theatre production. Included in the program is attendance at several Broadway shows per season.  
DENHAM FELLOWSHIP
In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills”. Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director’s fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.
  
Calls for Writers
small-white-flowers.jpgOff the Grid Press Poetry Prize offers a prize of $1,000 and publication by Off the Grid Press for a poetry collection by a poet over the age of 60. Deadline August 31.
PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowships awards $1,000 to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who lack access to financial and creative support. Deadline is August 11.
Indiana Review “1/2 K” Prize awards $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review for a poem or a piece of flash fiction of up to 500 words. Carol Guess will judge. Deadline is August 15.  
New Writers: 1st place $1,500 & publication in Issue 95. Deadline: 8/31.
Note: New writers are especially welcome at GT, but the Short Story Award for New Writers is the contest that is open only to emerging writers. The 1st place winner in the last New Writer contest was that author’s very first story accepted for publication.
Second- and 3rd-place winners receive $500/$300, respectively, or, if accepted for publication, $700. Winners and finalists will be announced in the November bulletin, and finalists will be contacted directly the previous week.
Most submissions run 1,500 – 6,000 words, but can be as long as 12,000. Reading fee is $15 per story. Please, no more than 3 submissions per category. Writing Guidelines
Writing Contest
Our Writing Contests database lists hundreds of legitimate contests for writers. Winning can provide cash awards, residencies, or publication of your poem, short story, essay or book — and even free wine!
The Poets & Writers Guide to the Book Deal
Updated for 2014
The essential resource for understanding 
how the publication process works.
This comprehensive guide provides an overview of how books are acquired, edited, and published, so that you can make informed decisions as you begin to navigate the path to publication. Edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, articles include: 
  • How books are acquired by editors
  • What to look for in a publishing contract
  • How the editorial process works
  • The author’s role in book jacket design
  • The differences between independent publishers and the big houses 
  • When self-publishing may be your path to a book deal
This file is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader, available free from Adobe Systems, or other software capable of reading PDF files.
  
  
Poets & Writers Magazine
The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Harper Perennial, 2006) by William Zinsser (read more here)
Literary Magazines and resources: 
Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them. 
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General Interest 
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Bella Vista
Following a North American premiere, we are planning a Montana tour to bring Bella Vista to the beautiful place it calls home. If you’re in Montana and would like to bring Bella Vista to your community, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at bellavista@slowtale.net. Looking forward to distribution, we’ve partnered with a Los Angeles-based sales company to help us explore options. So: stay tuned for information on upcoming screenings this fall, and more, as we continue on this exciting path!
Perhaps you know that Bella Vista is a recipient of the Montana Film Office’s Big Sky Film Grant. We’ve been hard at work editing behind-the-scenes videos that will be featured on the Film Office’s YouTube channel — you’ll hear from our cast, crew and production team on the development of the film, the experience of working on it, and what we think it means for filmmaking in Montana. We’ll let you know as soon as these are live! Shout outs to Robert Bohannon and Tom Stagg, our intrepid videographers who did an excellent job capturing the life of our set.
1708 GALLERY WILL TRANSFORM MONROE PARK
FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL INLIGHT RICHMOND. 
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 p.m. to midnight
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. Over 6 years, 1708’s InLight has featured 169 local, national and international artists and artist collectives across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk, and has engaged over 25,000 visitors.
InLight Richmond 2014 will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monroe Park and the surrounding streets, including the Altria Theater. 1708 is pleased to announce that this year’s juror is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Through InLight, 1708 has created an on-going opportunity for Richmond to experience the city in unexpected and surprising ways. The selection of Monroe Park, one of the oldest public spaces in Richmond, continues this tradition of highlighting the histories and imagining the futures of Richmond’s most well-known spaces.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for InLight 2014 including, but not limited to, interactive projects, large-format projections, sculpture and performances that will engage this dynamic site. Featured artists and artist collectives will be announced in early September. For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
InLight 2014 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade, an opportunity for the entire community to participate in InLight.
InLight Richmond is made possible in large part by the generosity and support of our sponsors. Special thanks go out to our sponsors to date including our lead sponsor Altria Group, the Windsor Foundation, MeadWestvaco Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Boitnott Visual Communications, and the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
First Peoples Fund is hitting the road… and we’ll be offering our free Native Artist Professional Development Training at locations in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in June and July. At the training, we will work with you to help you grow an arts business. You will have an opportunity to participate in the following:  
  • Express your personal vision and values that will ultimately become the principal foundation of your business.
  • Determine your art marketing, business and financial management abilities using a series of self-assessment tools.
  • Plan and set goals leading to weekly and monthly and annual business calendars.
  • Budget and establish a successful pricing structure.
  • Market your business using a variety of approaches and tools.
  • Complete a marketing plan.
Please join us at one of the following trainings below, or forward this email to an artist in the area you think will benefit from this program. Register online today! For more information, contact Logan Anderson, program manager for non-profit partnerships, at (605) 348-0324 or logan@firstpeoplesfund.org
Missoula, MT
Missoula Art Museum
Classes for Families, Adults, Teens and Kids.  Take a look at their offerings for the coming months.  
 Food For Thought
By J.P. Blackard
Being creative is about utilizing the tools you have to make situations better. Whether the problem has to do with the business or personal world, creativity is what drives the solution. Innovation is the product of creativity. World-changing solutions and compromise in relationships don’t just happen. People are responsible for social change.
Creativity is responsible for everything that we have today. Someone came up with an idea that  you are reaping the benefits of. Today we thank a very creative Californian for the reminder on how to ensure your imagination is still thriving.
We are already full of ideas. They shape everything we do, everyday. Yet it is important to strive for understanding. Reading more and listening to others can help you put life in a new light. Making adventure happen by traveling, taking the bus, or just experiencing something new will make you use new thoughts and strategies.
While exposing ourselves to all things new and making sure we stay on our toes is important to being able to innovate, we need to be able to feel comfortable and safe in where we are in life. Going for a walk and spending time in nature is critical in feeling grounded. Admiring the music you love and reminding yourself that YOU are YOU and the only YOU is by far most important.
You only have as much potential for change as you allow yourself to have. However, your potential is contingent on how creative you are
Webinars
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Webinars are $25 each. All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
  
Resources
wooly-bell-sheep.jpgWhere Many Us Go for Technical Information on Paints:  Golden Paints and their newsletter
Published by Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Check Art Calls at:
Digital Media Arts 
Literary Arts
Multidisciplinary Arts 
Performing Arts 
Visual Arts
General Opportunities
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
Art Daily  Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright © artdaily.org
  
Bored Panda website   Needing some inspiration?  Try this online magazine: Panda.com.  It is full of the most unusual artistic ideas. 
   
Jobs
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Executive Director
WaterWorks Museum
Miles City, Montana 
To apply, please include:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover letter stating interest
3. Resume
4. Optional; supplemental information such as:
* Separate Bio
* Letter(s) of recommendation or reference
Refer to the included job description for assignment of duties.
Applicants should demonstrate:
*Strong leadership ability.
*Effective oral and writing communication skills to effectively serve as the principal spokesperson for the WaterWorks Art Museum.
* Ability and record of success in fundraising including foundations, businesses and grant sources.
* Accomplished record of developing exhibitions and managing art education programs that have served broad audiences.
* Ability to build relationships with community leaders and stakeholders.
* Financial management and reporting knowledge
* Strong management skills: ability to manage and develop staff, volunteers, budgets, and other resources for the maximum benefit of the Center.
* Professional integrity with strong knowledge of museum professional and ethical standards.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in art history or fine arts, or equivalent experience is preferred.
The center currently has three FTE employees (including Exec. Dir.) and part-time or temporary employees (cleaning, education) as needed/ budgeted.
The Executive Director position salary is negotiable / DOE
with an additional medical insurance plan and a PTO (paid time off) plan that applies to FTE employees.
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately. Qualified applicants will be contacted after a review by the Executive Director and the Personnel Committee.
Education Director WaterWorks Art Museum Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit  wtrworks.org
Helena, MT
Job Posting
Helena Symphony
Ginny Abbott
Executive Director
Helena Symphony
406-442-1860
2 N. Last Chance Gulch,
Helena MT 59601
facebook.com/helenasymphony
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit. 
      
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank 
    
Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website
  
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines:
  

Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about opportunities for artists. Examples of artist opportunities can be seen here:
All artist opportunities, calls for entry, residencies, art festivals, art-related jobs and internships, etc, can be submitted at no cost here:
 
Calls for Visual Artists

yellow-pitcher-flowers.jpgCALL FOR WORKS ON PAPER

September 15, 2014
South Shore Art Center inCohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive,imaginative imagery using paper. Show dates October 24 – December 21,2014. Opening Reception October 24 6-8pm Juried by Al Miner, AssistantCurator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. $1200in prizes – all work must be for sale. Entry fee. Details:781-383-2787 OR https://client.smarterentry.com/SSAC
  
Kiwanis River Park, Hamilton
2014 Art and Craft Vendor Opportunity
Riverfest in the ‘Roots is the Bitter Root Water Forum’s (BRWF) annual festival to celebrate the river and educate the community about our watershed. It is a free event featuring fun for all ages with live animal presentations and fun kid stations like a splash zone obstacle course, bouncy castle, and art stations. Plus live music, food, and beer! This will be the first year having art vendors, as such we will not be charging a fee for a spot. In future years there may be a fee.
Vendors will need to be set up and ready by 3 pm and will be required to stay until 7 pm unless otherwise agreed upon in advance with BRWF. Vendors may stay until 8:30 pm. Vendors must break down and exit the premises by 9:30 pm. Vendors will be allowed one 10×10 space. Products must be handcrafted, we will not be accepting franchises (i.e. Mary Kay, Paparazzi Jewelry).
Port Everglades Entryway Project
DEADLINE: August 15, 2014
BUDGET: $200,000
  
Port Everglades Entryway Project: National Call to Artists
In partnership with Port Everglades, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one or more artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install site specific artwork for the North security checkpoint entry to Port Everglades and at specific locations along Eisenhower Boulevard. One of three Port entry points, this entryway is located south of the entrance to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. This artwork project is part of the overall relocation of the security checkpoint located on Eisenhower Boulevard. The function of the security checkpoint is to house trained security officers who will admit only persons with port business, port identification and ensure no weapons are brought into the port. Port Everglades, at their discretion may expand the project scope of work to use some or all of the design and art concepts proposed for the Eisenhower Boulevard gate on other existing gates, specifically at Eller Drive and Spangler Boulevard gates, to achieve uniform of imagery at all entryways.
For more information and to view the complete Call to Artists: http://www.broward.org/Arts/PublicArt/Pages/Calls.aspx
  
Commission of Artwork along the James River
Riverfront Public Art Project #1
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along the James River adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways.
Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014, 5:00 P.M. EDT
Estimated Budget: $200,000
The RFQ contains the submission requirements and details about the project. Updates to this RFQ will be posted to the City of Richmond Public Art Commission website.
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Nominate 2 candidates for consideration by our jury for the 2014. 
Grant Awards. Approximately 135 candidates will be nominated for the grants that will be reviewed later this year, 25 of whom will be selected to receive an award in the amount of $25,000. The Foundation invites an outside 3-person jury panel comprised of artists and curators that changes annually.
Please send your acceptance form and candidates’ names by May 5, 2014 if you are interested in participating. This will enable us to give candidates as much time as possible to work on their applications before the jury meets in the fall
For more information about the Foundation’s purposes and programs, and for a complete list of grant recipients, we invite you to visit us online at http://www.joanmitchellfoundation.org

PHOTOTAXIS 2014

is ready for your submissions. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.
Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that you do not have to attend to submit your work. All you need is a desire to have your work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm to show off your printed work. If you have paid to submit to the slideshow than you are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of your work for everyone to view.
Here are the details: http://www.phototaxismt.org
  
  
  
The College of Western Idaho art department is accepting applications for the “Visiting Artist” program which will provide an educational experience to CWI students, faculty and the community at large.    Each year this program brings an artist to our campus to present their work in a public lecture, hold studio critiques with art students and teach a two day workshop in our art studio at the College of Western Idaho. The workshops are usually held Friday afternoon and half-day on Saturday for a total of eight hours. Artists are invited to display their work in our gallery space to accompany their residency. 
These events will give the CWI community the ability to gain a greater intellectual and cultural perspective of the world around them. Through this program our goal is to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for CWI students and residents of our service area in western Idaho. 
Our arts program is relatively new. We offer foundation courses in basic 2-D and 3-D Design, Drawing, Painting, and Digital Photography. We currently enroll approximately 150- 200 students in our studio courses per semester. We are planning in the next 4-5 years to begin offering an associate’s degree in arts and we are seeking to create a unique experience for our students with opportunities like the Visiting Artist Program.  
The artist will be compensated $500.00 for their three day visit to the college. The deadline for the application is January 15, 2014. For more information contact Brenda Fisher brendafisher@cwidaho.cc or call (208) 562-3351.
THE FOLLOWING MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE: 
· Artist Resume · Artist Statement · Artist Portfolio (10-20 images on a CD) · Workshop Proposal and Outline (detailed explanation of project, timeline/schedule, materials list)  
 
The proposed timeline for the events:
Spring  Semester (2015)          MARCH 12,13,14th 
· Thursday evening/artist public lecture & reception · Friday/artist workshop begins (@ 4 hours)/faculty dinner with the artist · Saturday/artist workshop concludes (@ 4 hours)
PIY FINAL PRINT EXPO 2014
Open to all photographers who reside in the greater Yellowstone Area (MT, WY, ID).  The Photographic Institute of the Yellowstone is calling for photographic work for a juried Photography Expo to be exhibited October 3-31 at the Rocky Mountain College Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Billings, MT.  Gallery-framed prints will be accepted August 11 through August 29, 2014 at Photographic Solutions, 138 N. 30th St., Billings, MT 59101.  For further information please visit www.piy-yellowstone.org  or call Jens Selvig at 406-652-8247.
Montana Arts Council Announces 
Next Round of MAP Workshops Opens for Signup
The Montana Artrepreneurship Program (MAP), with a four-year track record of successes that include building a network of artists and helping artists increase their income from art by 150% has opened for signup in 13 Montana areas. 


Calls for Performing Artists
The GRAMMY Foundation ® Grant Program is seeking applications to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects. 
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.
Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. More than $6 million in grants has been awarded to more than 300 recipients.

 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 2015 GRAMMY Foundation grant cycle, please visit  www.grammyfoundation.org/grants. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.

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 visit www.grammyfoundation.org.
Scholarship announcement for professional performers
Dance
Theatre
Contemporary circus art
 Multidisciplinary performing arts
Details on eligibility, program, deadlines and application conditions:
The deadline for initial applications for the fall of 2015 is October 6, 2014.  
Penn State provides complete financial support for each graduate student. Assistantships include full tuition waiver and a yearly cash stipend (approximately $13,650, including summer; years 2-3 approximately $13,050). Graduate students will assist in Theatre 100 and various other studios. During the summer following the first year in residence, all graduate students in theatre spend a five week session studying in London. Additional international travel opportunities are available.   
This unique Master of Fine Arts degree program
pale-pink-tulips.jpg combines traditional director training with the special tools needed for directing in the professional musical theatre. Integrated into the School’s other MFA programs and it’s nationally recognized Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, the applicant will train with acting, dance, voice, and design faculty. The degree candidate will direct a minimum of five projects including a fully mounted thesis production. The program includes several onsite interactions with directors and designers during pre-production and tech in New York City. Students will also intern with a master director on a professional Musical Theatre production. Included in the program is attendance at several Broadway shows per season.  
DENHAM FELLOWSHIP
In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills”. Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director’s fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.
  
Calls for Writers
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Our Writing Contests database lists hundreds of legitimate contests for writers. Winning can provide cash awards, residencies, or publication of your poem, short story, essay or book — and even free wine!
The Poets & Writers Guide to the Book Deal
Updated for 2014
The essential resource for understanding 
how the publication process works.
This comprehensive guide provides an overview of how books are acquired, edited, and published, so that you can make informed decisions as you begin to navigate the path to publication. Edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, articles include: 
  • How books are acquired by editors
  • What to look for in a publishing contract
  • How the editorial process works
  • The author’s role in book jacket design
  • The differences between independent publishers and the big houses 
  • When self-publishing may be your path to a book deal
This file is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader, available free from Adobe Systems, or other software capable of reading PDF files.
  
  
Poets & Writers Magazine
The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Harper Perennial, 2006) by William Zinsser (read more here)
Literary Magazines and resources: 
Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them. 
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General Interest 
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Bella Vista
Following a North American premiere, we are planning a Montana tour to bring Bella Vista to the beautiful place it calls home. If you’re in Montana and would like to bring Bella Vista to your community, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at bellavista@slowtale.net. Looking forward to distribution, we’ve partnered with a Los Angeles-based sales company to help us explore options. So: stay tuned for information on upcoming screenings this fall, and more, as we continue on this exciting path!
Perhaps you know that Bella Vista is a recipient of the Montana Film Office’s Big Sky Film Grant. We’ve been hard at work editing behind-the-scenes videos that will be featured on the Film Office’s YouTube channel — you’ll hear from our cast, crew and production team on the development of the film, the experience of working on it, and what we think it means for filmmaking in Montana. We’ll let you know as soon as these are live! Shout outs to Robert Bohannon and Tom Stagg, our intrepid videographers who did an excellent job capturing the life of our set.
  
Arvada, CO
UNBOUND: Sculpture in the Field
17 Acres
15 Artists
Check out this 6 minute video supplied to MAC by one of the artists, Bill Vielehr
If you want to view more like this along with public art calls, subscribe to our public art e-newsletter!
1708 GALLERY WILL TRANSFORM MONROE PARK
FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL INLIGHT RICHMOND. 
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 p.m. to midnight
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. Over 6 years, 1708’s InLight has featured 169 local, national and international artists and artist collectives across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk, and has engaged over 25,000 visitors.
InLight Richmond 2014 will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monroe Park and the surrounding streets, including the Altria Theater. 1708 is pleased to announce that this year’s juror is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Through InLight, 1708 has created an on-going opportunity for Richmond to experience the city in unexpected and surprising ways. The selection of Monroe Park, one of the oldest public spaces in Richmond, continues this tradition of highlighting the histories and imagining the futures of Richmond’s most well-known spaces.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for InLight 2014 including, but not limited to, interactive projects, large-format projections, sculpture and performances that will engage this dynamic site. Featured artists and artist collectives will be announced in early September. For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
InLight 2014 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade, an opportunity for the entire community to participate in InLight.
InLight Richmond is made possible in large part by the generosity and support of our sponsors. Special thanks go out to our sponsors to date including our lead sponsor Altria Group, the Windsor Foundation, MeadWestvaco Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Boitnott Visual Communications, and the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
  
First Peoples Fund is hitting the road… and we’ll be offering our free Native Artist Professional Development Training at locations in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in June and July. At the training, we will work with you to help you grow an arts business. You will have an opportunity to participate in the following:  
  • Express your personal vision and values that will ultimately become the principal foundation of your business.
  • Determine your art marketing, business and financial management abilities using a series of self-assessment tools.
  • Plan and set goals leading to weekly and monthly and annual business calendars.
  • Budget and establish a successful pricing structure.
  • Market your business using a variety of approaches and tools.
  • Complete a marketing plan.
Please join us at one of the following trainings below, or forward this email to an artist in the area you think will benefit from this program. Register online today! For more information, contact Logan Anderson, program manager for non-profit partnerships, at (605) 348-0324 or logan@firstpeoplesfund.org
  
  
Missoula, MT
Missoula Art Museum
Classes for Families, Adults, Teens and Kids.  Take a look at their offerings for the coming months.  
 Food For Thought
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As more photo apps crowd the market, Instagram continues to lead the way. The ultra-popular photo editing and sharing app allows users to snap an image, add a filter and share on their social networks with just a few clicks of a button. In a recent upgrade, the platform added 10 new editing tools that provide more substantial editing ability, without sacrificing user-friendliness that Instagram is known for. Better Instagram images will continue to inspire others to go out and have their own photo-worthy experiences; and if they want to learn how or where the experience took place, all it takes is a few clicks.
Business Insider
MAKING YOUR LIFE AS AN ARTISTA GUIDE TO BUILDING A BALANCED, SUSTAINABLE ARTISTIC LIFE.DON’T STARVE. MAKE ART.
Grounded in his 20-year career as a choreographer, author Simonet looks at why artists’ lives are so punishing, and what we can do to change. Since 2006, Simonet’s program, Artists U, has built a grassroots, artist-run platform for building balanced, sustainable artist lives. Like all Artists U programming, the ebook of 
“MAKING Your Life as an Artist” is free and available to all here.
Webinars
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Webinars are $25 each. All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
  
Resources
wooly-bell-sheep.jpgWhere Many Us Go for Technical Information on Paints:  Golden Paints and their newsletter
Published by Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Check Art Calls at:
Digital Media Arts 
Literary Arts
Multidisciplinary Arts 
Performing Arts 
Visual Arts
General Opportunities
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
Art Daily  Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright © artdaily.org
  
Bored Panda website   Needing some inspiration?  Try this online magazine: Panda.com.  It is full of the most unusual artistic ideas. 
   
Jobs
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Executive Director
WaterWorks Museum
Miles City, Montana 
To apply, please include:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover letter stating interest
3. Resume
4. Optional; supplemental information such as:
* Separate Bio
* Letter(s) of recommendation or reference
Refer to the included job description for assignment of duties.
Applicants should demonstrate:
*Strong leadership ability.
*Effective oral and writing communication skills to effectively serve as the principal spokesperson for the WaterWorks Art Museum.
* Ability and record of success in fundraising including foundations, businesses and grant sources.
* Accomplished record of developing exhibitions and managing art education programs that have served broad audiences.
* Ability to build relationships with community leaders and stakeholders.
* Financial management and reporting knowledge
* Strong management skills: ability to manage and develop staff, volunteers, budgets, and other resources for the maximum benefit of the Center.
* Professional integrity with strong knowledge of museum professional and ethical standards.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in art history or fine arts, or equivalent experience is preferred.
The center currently has three FTE employees (including Exec. Dir.) and part-time or temporary employees (cleaning, education) as needed/ budgeted.
The Executive Director position salary is negotiable / DOE
with an additional medical insurance plan and a PTO (paid time off) plan that applies to FTE employees.
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately. Qualified applicants will be contacted after a review by the Executive Director and the Personnel Committee.
Education Director WaterWorks Art Museum Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit  wtrworks.org
Helena, MT
Job Posting
Helena Symphony
Ginny Abbott
Executive Director
Helena Symphony
406-442-1860
2 N. Last Chance Gulch,
Helena MT 59601
facebook.com/helenasymphony
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit. 
      
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank 
    
Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website
  
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines:
  

Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about opportunities for artists. Examples of artist opportunities can be seen here:
All artist opportunities, calls for entry, residencies, art festivals, art-related jobs and internships, etc, can be submitted at no cost here:
 
Calls for Visual Artists

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Joan Mitchell Foundation
Nominate 2 candidates for consideration by our jury for the 2014 
Grant Awards. Approximately 135 candidates will be nominated for the grants that will be reviewed later this year, 25 of whom will be selected to receive an award in the amount of $25,000. The Foundation invites an outside 3-person jury panel comprised of artists and curators that changes annually.
 
1. Candidates should self-define as primarily a painter or sculptor. Drawing is
eligible as well. Please note that the Foundation does not have any stylistic
parameters for candidates’ work and our medium guidelines around painting
and sculpture are fairly flexible.
This does generally exclude artists working solely in photography, video,
digital media, and performance art.
2. Candidates must be non-matriculated, professional artists, at any stage in
their career, who are under-recognized for their creative achievements at this
time.
3. They must need the grant to the extent that, in your judgment, the financial
support will make a significant difference in their ability to continue their art
practice.
4. Candidates cannot be individuals with whom you have close personal
relations.
5. We ask that you recommend artists from your community, whether that is
geographic or other. It is our hope that the unique connections nominators
have with individual artists in their communities will bring us candidates who
might otherwise slip under the radar of a national grant program.
6. Your judgment of the quality of the work is paramount. Standards for these
grants are independent of current art market trends or theory.
7. Candidates may not be previous recipients. Please see our website:
joanmitchellfoundation.org for a complete list of P&S and MFA Recipients.
You are also welcome to contact the Foundation with a question in this
regard.
Please send your acceptance form and candidates’ names by May 5, 2014 if you are interested in participating. This will enable us to give candidates as much time as possible to work on their applications before the jury meets in the fall
 
For more information about the Foundation’s purposes and programs, and for a complete list of grant recipients, we invite you to visit us online at http://www.joanmitchellfoundation.org
  
City of Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery
Temporary public art program is accepting applications for the 2014-15 exhibition (Sept – August)  Deadline, July 21, 2014
· $1,000.00 honorarium
· $10,000 annual purchase (People’s Choice Award)
· Smartphone app (StQry) with link to artist’s website
· 6,000 brochures published annually
  
Details available at
Application through entry.org
Inquiries can contact Maija McKnight, mmcknight@auburnwa.gov 
City of El Paso Zoo-Plaza and Event Tent Public Art Project
Deadline August 14, 2013
The City of El Paso Public Art Program of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-integrated artwork or artworks for the El Paso Zoo Plaza Area. To access application, go to 
www.callforentry.org and look for “City of El Paso Zoo-Plaza and Event Tent Project”
  
About the Project
As part of the 2012 Quality of Life bond issuance, one of the first substantial projects at the Zoo is a Plaza and Event Tent. The Event Tent is planned to include a stage, dance floor, seating area and an indoor bar to host bands, movie night, corporate gatherings, and weddings. The Plaza Area will serve as a gathering space to include an outdoor bar, landscaping and a water feature to host receptions.  
  
The artist or artist team will be selected to design, influence, and enhance various aspects of the Plaza gathering area to seamlessly integrate art into the architectural and landscape design with both large and small gestures to set the ambiance in the space. 
  
Application
All interested artists are encouraged to apply and review further details of the RFQ at www.callforentry.org and submit application by August 14th by 5:00pm MST.
  
For more information please visit www.elpasoartsandculture.org and click on the “Public Art” tab.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP): “Quilted” |  CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

  

Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) and the Chattanooga Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB), are seeking proposals for original, two-dimensional designs that will be printed and installed on multiple sidewalks throughout downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Three designs will be selected for production and installed for up to six months beginning in September 2014. The selected artists/designers will receive a $2,000 honorarium for their design. Proposed artwork should be in the spirit and language of quilts (i.e. pattern, geometry and color). This project is open to individuals or teams.

Eligibility: This RFP is open to all professional artists and artist teams over the age of 18, who currently reside in the United States.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received by Thursday, July 31st, 4:00 pm EST. No exceptions. Refer to page 4 for application procedures and note specifications. The application can be found on page 5.

For complete guidelines and an application, please click here.

PHOTOTAXIS 2014 

is ready for your submissions. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.
Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that you do not have to attend to submit your work. All you need is a desire to have your work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm to show off your printed work. If you have paid to submit to the slideshow than you are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of your work for everyone to view.
Here are the details: http://www.phototaxismt.org
Click on the project you’re interested in to learn more about it!
The Northwest Film Center’s Fresh Film Northwest 2014 (formerly the Young People’s Film Festival). This is a free to enter festival that celebrates the next generation of regional filmmakers by showcasing their work and circulating it around the region and beyond. It is one of the oldest and largest youth film festivals in the nation and is open to students from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.
The purpose of the festival is to provide recognition for individual talent, to showcase model examples of how media arts can be taught in schools, and to engage youth, parents, educators, and our community partners in building the Northwest regional youth media community. The festival works in partnership with a range of youth-focused community partners to solicit entries, generate audiences, and circulate outstanding selections. 
Submissions are judged by a jury panel of professional filmmakers and educators. Individual and group submissions from youth ages 13 to 19 are accepted. The annual deadline is August 1. There is no entry fee. In addition to accepting submissions by mail, we are now accepting online submissions through Submittable. 
The festival is made up of two components: a free public screening presented in November in the Whitsell Auditorium as part of the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival and an online version, which makes offerings available year-round. 
More info, including submission forms, can be found here:http://www.nwfilm.org/festivals/freshfilm/ 
Missoula, MT
Two Calls for Missoula Public Art Committee
Direct link to Public Art Call Web Page:  http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/899/Public-Art-Calls
Submittal link from Art Call document:  
The selected artist or artist team will create an original artwork to be placed in Silver Park. The artwork to be selected will be centrally located in a vibrant public space between the Clark Fork River and the new, mixed-use Old Sawmill District, and experienced primarily by visitors relaxing or recreating on foot and by bicycle. The City of Missoula Public Art Committee expects the work to be an iconic and enduring landmark of the highest quality in both execution and concept. The commissioned work can be in any durable medium.

The Public Art Committee encourages proposals that balance the artistic design in the artwork with the setting, history, and re-purposing theme of Silver Park. Though well-integrated into its site, the artwork should be very legible as an autonomous artistic intervention in the landscape. At the same time, the artwork must permit the uses and functions of its larger context. Artwork must be safe, durable and low-maintenance in the Missoula climate and park environment. In addition, several interesting “relics,” that is, large, left over rusting hulks of old machinery found at the site, may be utilized or integrated into the artist’s concept, though not required.

Submit by Monday July 28, 2014, no later than 5:00 p.m.
Call for Entries, Fresh Art
Location: Oakland, CA
Deadline: August 5, 2014
  A national juried show hosted by the Marin Society of Artists. Accepting entries of digital images of up to three original works completed in the past two years. Open to all media except video and film. Click here to learn more.
  
  
  
The College of Western Idaho art department is accepting applications for the “Visiting Artist” program which will provide an educational experience to CWI students, faculty and the community at large.    Each year this program brings an artist to our campus to present their work in a public lecture, hold studio critiques with art students and teach a two day workshop in our art studio at the College of Western Idaho. The workshops are usually held Friday afternoon and half-day on Saturday for a total of eight hours. Artists are invited to display their work in our gallery space to accompany their residency. 
These events will give the CWI community the ability to gain a greater intellectual and cultural perspective of the world around them. Through this program our goal is to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for CWI students and residents of our service area in western Idaho. 
Our arts program is relatively new. We offer foundation courses in basic 2-D and 3-D Design, Drawing, Painting, and Digital Photography. We currently enroll approximately 150- 200 students in our studio courses per semester. We are planning in the next 4-5 years to begin offering an associate’s degree in arts and we are seeking to create a unique experience for our students with opportunities like the Visiting Artist Program.  
The artist will be compensated $500.00 for their three day visit to the college. The deadline for the application is January 15, 2014. For more information contact Brenda Fisher brendafisher@cwidaho.cc or call (208) 562-3351.
THE FOLLOWING MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE: 
· Artist Resume · Artist Statement · Artist Portfolio (10-20 images on a CD) · Workshop Proposal and Outline (detailed explanation of project, timeline/schedule, materials list)  
 
The proposed timeline for the events:
Spring  Semester (2015)          MARCH 12,13,14th 
· Thursday evening/artist public lecture & reception · Friday/artist workshop begins (@ 4 hours)/faculty dinner with the artist · Saturday/artist workshop concludes (@ 4 hours)
PIY FINAL PRINT EXPO 2014
Open to all photographers who reside in the greater Yellowstone Area (MT, WY, ID).  The Photographic Institute of the Yellowstone is calling for photographic work for a juried Photography Expo to be exhibited October 3-31 at the Rocky Mountain College Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Billings, MT.  Gallery-framed prints will be accepted August 11 through August 29, 2014 at Photographic Solutions, 138 N. 30th St., Billings, MT 59101.  For further information please visit www.piy-yellowstone.org  or call Jens Selvig at 406-652-8247.
CALL FOR ARTWORK FOR ART MOBILE OF MONTANA EXHIBIT
Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2014
2014/2015 Theme:”Imagine That! Creativity and Innovation.”
Art Mobile of Montanatours an educational art exhibit of Montana artists’ works throughout Montana each year, serving schools and community groups; providing presentations, discussions, and art lessons. See us at www.artmobilemontana.org
Montana artists are encouraged to enter innovative art that piques the imagination, inspiring viewers to look at things in a different way. Art Mobile exhibits promote thoughtful discussion along with appreciation for ideas, craftsmanship, color, design, composition, creativity, and learning. All media accepted. These selected artworks will be shown to thousands of students as well as community members of all ages. 
Guidelines and Criteria
  • Email a professional digital image of each piece to scolburn@acsol.net
  • 2-D art -24″ x 36″ or smaller -in traveling frames (simple and/or shopworn)
  • 3-D art -18″ high or less
  • Include the following information: Dimensions, Medium, Title and Date made
  • 1) Artist’s name 2) Address 3) Phone number 4) email address 5) website, if have
  • Email your record of exhibitions
  • Take into account that the AMM is a traveling exhibit. We store the 2-D works in ‘Strong Boxes’ with 3 layers of foam. 3-D art is placed in bubble-wrap inside bins and placed in secure storage.
  • As an artist for the AMM you are encouraged to attend a presentation when we travel to your area to show and tell about your artwork and answer questions.
  • For each image chosen we require a thoughtful artist’s statementabout your art, including something about you to make our presentations interestingfor K-12.
  • Submit digital images and questions to Sara Colburn: scolburn@acsol.net
  • After reviewing the images the AMM Board makes a selection of about 30 works.
  
  
Montana Arts Council Announces 
Next Round of MAP Workshops Opens for Signup
The Montana Artrepreneurship Program (MAP), with a four-year track record of successes that include building a network of artists and helping artists increase their income from art by 150% has opened for signup in 13 Montana areas. 
  
Seattle, WA
4Culture
  
  
Lewistown, MT
29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous
August 14-17, 2014, Lewistown, MT, MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
Submitted by:  Karen Kuhlmann, Gathering Coordinator, kbkuhlmann@midrivers.com406-538-4575
Cowboy poets and western musicians interested in performing at the 29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous, August 14-17 this summer are invited to contact:  Charlotte Carroll, charlihawk@gmail.com, 406-538-3058.  Registration forms are online at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
         
Artist/vendors wanting to participate in the Western Art & Gear Vendor Show (FREE to the public), produced in conjunction with The Gathering on Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16, are encouraged to contact Karen Kuhlmann, kbkuhlmann@midrivers.com, 406-538-4575 or go online for information and registration forms at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.   
         
Day Headquarters this August will be at The Yogo Inn and Conference Center, 211 E. Main Street in Lewistown. Artist/vendors will be set up indoors or outdoors at The Yogo Inn.  The 50+ hourly day-sessions of poetry and music and the poetry/music store featuring the works of participating performers will also be at The Yogo Inn.
         
For a complete schedule and more details, please go to:  MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com. or call, 406-538-4575.
         
Don’s Store, in Lewistown, currently has tickets for the Thursday night Welcome BBQ and the Saturday night Grand Stage Show starring Sons of the San Joaquin.  The 4-day collectible pin passes are also available at Don’s Store. 
         
MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering is a “signature event” for Lewistown and the 2nd oldest gathering in the country….just one year younger than Elko, Nevada, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.   

Calls for Performing Artists
The GRAMMY Foundation ® Grant Program is seeking applications to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects. 
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.
Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. More than $6 million in grants has been awarded to more than 300 recipients.

 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 2015 GRAMMY Foundation grant cycle, please visit  www.grammyfoundation.org/grants. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.

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 visit www.grammyfoundation.org.
Scholarship announcement for professional performers
Dance
Theatre
Contemporary circus art
 Multidisciplinary performing arts
Details on eligibility, program, deadlines and application conditions:
The deadline for initial applications for the fall of 2015 is October 6, 2014.  
Penn State provides complete financial support for each graduate student. Assistantships include full tuition waiver and a yearly cash stipend (approximately $13,650, including summer; years 2-3 approximately $13,050). Graduate students will assist in Theatre 100 and various other studios. During the summer following the first year in residence, all graduate students in theatre spend a five week session studying in London. Additional international travel opportunities are available.   
This unique Master of Fine Arts degree program
pale-pink-tulips.jpg combines traditional director training with the special tools needed for directing in the professional musical theatre. Integrated into the School’s other MFA programs and it’s nationally recognized Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, the applicant will train with acting, dance, voice, and design faculty. The degree candidate will direct a minimum of five projects including a fully mounted thesis production. The program includes several onsite interactions with directors and designers during pre-production and tech in New York City. Students will also intern with a master director on a professional Musical Theatre production. Included in the program is attendance at several Broadway shows per season.  
For more information, go to http://theatre.psu.edu/programs/theatre-mfa-directing. 
DENHAM FELLOWSHIP
In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills”. Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director’s fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.
  
Calls for Writers
small-white-flowers.jpgA New Prize for Self Published Authors
Joanna Scutts interviews Claire Armitstead, literary editor of the Guardian, about a new collaboration between the London-based newspaper and British independent publisher, Legend Press: the Guardian Legend Self-Published Book of the Month competition. Designed to help sort the good stuff from the “rubbish sector,” winning books will be reviewed in the Guardian.
Very Short Fiction Award: 1st place $1,500 & publication in Issue 95. Deadline: 7/31. (NOTE: The grace period for the Fiction Open has been extended to 7/10 since there was a technical hangup yesterday, for which we apologize!)
  • Second- and 3rd-place winners receive $500/$300, respectively, or, if accepted for publication, $700.
  • Open to all writers, this category welcomes stories up to 3000 words.
  • Reading fee is $15 per story. Please, no more than three submissions per category. Guidelines
Winners and finalists will be announced in the October 1 bulletin, and finalists will be contacted directly the week before.
Writing Contest
Our Writing Contests database lists hundreds of legitimate contests for writers. Winning can provide cash awards, residencies, or publication of your poem, short story, essay or book — and even free wine!
The Poets & Writers Guide to the Book Deal
Updated for 2014
The essential resource for understanding 
how the publication process works.
This comprehensive guide provides an overview of how books are acquired, edited, and published, so that you can make informed decisions as you begin to navigate the path to publication. Edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, articles include: 
  • How books are acquired by editors
  • What to look for in a publishing contract
  • How the editorial process works
  • The author’s role in book jacket design
  • The differences between independent publishers and the big houses 
  • When self-publishing may be your path to a book deal
This file is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader, available free from Adobe Systems, or other software capable of reading PDF files.
  
  
30th Anniversary Montana Cowboy Poetry Book
Original Poems and Song Lyrics of Performers
          In August, 2015, Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous will celebrate its 30th anniversary!  This landmark event will be commemorated by the publishing of a 30th anniversary volume of original cowboy poetry selections and original song lyrics written by Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering performers, past, present and deceased. 
          Contributions are encouraged from ALL who have ever participated and friends and relatives are invited to submit the work of deceased poets and song writers so that they can also be included.
WHAT TO SEND:  A 50 word biography and up to three original poems or song lyrics that have been performed at Montana Cowboy Poetry sometime during the last 30 years.   If available, please include the year the original piece was written, any dedications, etc.  
WHEN TO SEND:   The sooner the better.  To be included in the commemorative collection, submissions must be received no later than October 1st, 2014, after the 29th, August Gathering.   The book will be available prior to the 30th Gathering, August 13-16, 2015!
PREFERRED FORMAT:      Preferred format is in the body of an email or attachment to an email.  A Microsoft Word Document is the most desired.   Also acceptable is a floppy disk with files in Microsoft Word format sent by snail mail.   Please be sure to label the floppy disk.   If needed, submissions hand written or typed will be re-formatted by Cowboy Poetry board members.    Responsibility for the original integrity and authorship of the submissions (originality, spelling, etc.) is assumed by each participant.
ALSO NEEDED:    Please include the name of your local newspaper and contact information for it:  preferably an email address for Press Releases.  Also, if you know of anyone we might have missed who should be receiving notice of this opportunity, PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ALONG TO THEM.  THANK YOU.
WHERE TO SEND:   
          Email to:  Stanfel@mdrivers.com
          U.S. Postal Service to:  Larry & Jane Stanfel, P.O. Box 348, Roundup, MT 59072
          Questions?  Contact, Larry & Jane Stanfel (above or 406-429-2177) or
                   Sarah Baxter, MT Cowboy Poetry Director, calam@lewistown.net, 406-538-6408,
or Charlotte Carroll, Poet/Musician Coor. for Cowboy Poetry,
charlihawk@gmail.com.  406-538-3058
 
Poets & Writers Magazine
The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Harper Perennial, 2006) by William Zinsser (read more here)
Literary Magazines and resources: 
Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them. 
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General Interest 
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Livingston, MT
Learn the Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Professional Chinese Calligraphers coming to Livingston, Montana to teach technique classes. Cost is $35 per person and all materials are provided.
Deadline to sign up is July 5th 2014.
Call Sam at (406) 570-4531 for bookings. Limited seats available.
1708 GALLERY WILL TRANSFORM MONROE PARK
FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL INLIGHT RICHMOND. 
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 p.m. to midnight
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. Over 6 years, 1708’s InLight has featured 169 local, national and international artists and artist collectives across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk, and has engaged over 25,000 visitors.
InLight Richmond 2014 will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monroe Park and the surrounding streets, including the Altria Theater. 1708 is pleased to announce that this year’s juror is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Through InLight, 1708 has created an on-going opportunity for Richmond to experience the city in unexpected and surprising ways. The selection of Monroe Park, one of the oldest public spaces in Richmond, continues this tradition of highlighting the histories and imagining the futures of Richmond’s most well-known spaces.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for InLight 2014 including, but not limited to, interactive projects, large-format projections, sculpture and performances that will engage this dynamic site. Featured artists and artist collectives will be announced in early September. For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
InLight 2014 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade, an opportunity for the entire community to participate in InLight.
InLight Richmond is made possible in large part by the generosity and support of our sponsors. Special thanks go out to our sponsors to date including our lead sponsor Altria Group, the Windsor Foundation, MeadWestvaco Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Boitnott Visual Communications, and the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
This afternoon, the U.S. Senate approved by voice vote the nomination of Dr. Jane Chu to lead the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The vote is welcome news to arts advocates, as the NEA has operated without a chair since Rocco Landesman stepped down in December 2012. With the approval of the Senate, Dr. Chu is expected to formally begin her leadership of the agency in the next few days.
Responding to the news, NASAA CEO Jonathan Katz said, “On behalf of all the state and jurisdictional arts agencies, NASAA looks forward to a collaborative and productive working relationship with Dr. Chu, and to welcoming her to the nation’s capital as the new leader of the NEA.”
NASAA plans to organize a collective welcome album from all states and jurisdictions, and will invite Dr. Chu to meet with state arts agency staff and council members at Assembly 2014 in New Orleans this fall.
Helena, MT
The Montana Preservation Alliance and the Archie Bray Foundation cordially invite volunteers to assist with the continued preservation and stabilization of Kiln 7 and Kiln 8. Over the past 4 years, teams from the University of Pennsylvania, Montana Preservation Alliance, Archie Bray foundation and many other wonderful people joined together to save these important structures.  Through the hard work and dedication of these groups, the preservation and stabilization of Kiln 7 is within reach!  This is a fun and exciting opportunity for individuals to directly participate in saving these important structures for future generations and visitors to the Archie Bray complex.  Regardless of skill-level or experience, we would love to have you be a part of our team.  Even if you are unable to volunteer, please stop in, say hello and share your stories. Matt Morgan from the Montana Preservation Alliance will be supervising and working on the kilns from June 23rd to July 15th.  There is also the potential for metal conservation around the kilns, taking place August 6th through August 16th.   Primarily the work will consist of repointing the brickwork on several sections of Kiln 7, cleanup of debris and material around Kiln 8, removal of packing rust on Kiln 8’s metal bands, and working on preparing the parapet of Kiln 7 for a membrane roof.  Regardless of your skill-level, there is work that everyone will be able to participate in and will bring us that much closer to realizing the completion of Kiln 7.  Whether you are able to commit to a couple hours, or days, we would greatly appreciate your help and are looking forward to our continued commitment to the preservation of the Archie Bray complex.
  
First Peoples Fund is hitting the road… and we’ll be offering our free Native Artist Professional Development Training at locations in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in June and July. At the training, we will work with you to help you grow an arts business. You will have an opportunity to participate in the following:  
  • Express your personal vision and values that will ultimately become the principal foundation of your business.
  • Determine your art marketing, business and financial management abilities using a series of self-assessment tools.
  • Plan and set goals leading to weekly and monthly and annual business calendars.
  • Budget and establish a successful pricing structure.
  • Market your business using a variety of approaches and tools.
  • Complete a marketing plan.
Please join us at one of the following trainings below, or forward this email to an artist in the area you think will benefit from this program. Register online today! For more information, contact Logan Anderson, program manager for non-profit partnerships, at (605) 348-0324 or logan@firstpeoplesfund.org
  
Meagan Thompson’s “Holding” Series

Due to the installation of new flooring in the Carle Gallery, viewing of “Out at the Library & LGBTQ Juried Art Exhibit,” has been postponed until Tuesday, June 10th. The opening reception will be held as originally scheduled on Tuesday, June 17th from 5-8pm.

“Out at the Library: Celebrating the James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center,” is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by the San Francisco Public Library, and funded in-part by Humanities Montana, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Out at the Library celebrates the 10th anniversary of the founding of the San Francisco Public Library’s James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center by highlighting its collection and how it ensures the legacy of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. From boots worn by cross-dressing Civil War surgeon Dr. Mary Walker to classic GLBT pulp paperbacks to the 1978 appointment book of assassinated City Supervisor Harvey Milk, the objects and stories in Out at the Library offer compelling views of remarkable and ordinary lives.


 Displayed alongside “Out at the Library,” will be a Juried exhibition of art works illustrative of local artist’s experiences as or with members of the LGBTQ community. Accepted works come from the following artists: Dana Reavis (Butte), Makenzie Slokes & Amber Edward (Butte), Christina Carruthers (Missoula), Shari Montana (Missoula), Roberta Zenker (Missoula), Acton Seibel (Missoula), David Mariani Jr. (Great Falls).

This event is free and open to the public. “Out at the Library” will run from June 10th through July 6th.

For more information, contact Nerissa at 723 3361 or ncook@buttepubliclibrary.info

VSA – Montana Arts Exhibition
May 27 – July 12, 2014
Opening reception: May 27, 2014, 10am-1pm  
Art is for Everyone is the essence of the Education Department at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art.  It is the museum’s vision to be a venue for all artists regardless of ability or disability.  In that spirit, the museum has offeredVSA Arts Open Studio classes since 1996 when The Square became an affiliate for VSA Montana, a chapter of VSA International Arts nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. This exhibition showcases work created in The Square’s VSA classes during the past year.
VSA The International Organization on Arts and Disability is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. The VSA Montana Arts program was founded on the belief that “…the arts belong to everyone and everyone deserves equal access.”
VSA Montana Arts showcases the accomplishments of artists with disabilities and promotes increased access to the arts for people with disabilities.  It also provides educators, parents and artists with resources and the tools to support arts programming in schools and communities. 
  
Missoula, MT
Missoula Art Museum
Classes for Families, Adults, Teens and Kids.  Take a look at their offerings for the coming months.  
 Food For Thought
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We were thrilled to receive 366 entries from 32 countries in 10 different categories. Our esteemed panel of jurors has voted and the Top 100 projects are now live and available for public voting through June 30.
  


There will be one winner selected by jurors for each of our ten categories, and an additional two winners selected by Public Voting. Stay tuned for news on winners and other announcements. And happy voting!
Webinars
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Webinars are $25 each. All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
  
Resources
wooly-bell-sheep.jpgWhere Many Us Go for Technical Information on Paints:  Golden Paints and their newsletter
Published by Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Check Art Calls at:
Digital Media Arts 
Literary Arts
Multidisciplinary Arts 
Performing Arts 
Visual Arts
General Opportunities
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
Art Daily  Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright © artdaily.org
  
Bored Panda website   Needing some inspiration?  Try this online magazine: Panda.com.  It is full of the most unusual artistic ideas. 
   
Jobs
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Executive Director
WaterWorks Museum
Miles City, Montana 
To apply, please include:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover letter stating interest
3. Resume
4. Optional; supplemental information such as:
* Separate Bio
* Letter(s) of recommendation or reference
Refer to the included job description for assignment of duties.
Applicants should demonstrate:
*Strong leadership ability.
*Effective oral and writing communication skills to effectively serve as the principal spokesperson for the WaterWorks Art Museum.
* Ability and record of success in fundraising including foundations, businesses and grant sources.
* Accomplished record of developing exhibitions and managing art education programs that have served broad audiences.
* Ability to build relationships with community leaders and stakeholders.
* Financial management and reporting knowledge
* Strong management skills: ability to manage and develop staff, volunteers, budgets, and other resources for the maximum benefit of the Center.
* Professional integrity with strong knowledge of museum professional and ethical standards.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in art history or fine arts, or equivalent experience is preferred.
The center currently has three FTE employees (including Exec. Dir.) and part-time or temporary employees (cleaning, education) as needed/ budgeted.
The Executive Director position salary is negotiable / DOE
with an additional medical insurance plan and a PTO (paid time off) plan that applies to FTE employees.
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately. Qualified applicants will be contacted after a review by the Executive Director and the Personnel Committee.
Education Director WaterWorks Art Museum Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit  wtrworks.org
Helena, MT
Job Posting
Helena Symphony
Ginny Abbott
Executive Director
Helena Symphony
406-442-1860
2 N. Last Chance Gulch,
Helena MT 59601
facebook.com/helenasymphony
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit. 
      
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank 
    
Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website
  
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines:
  

Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about opportunities for artists. Examples of artist opportunities can be seen here:
All artist opportunities, calls for entry, residencies, art festivals, art-related jobs and internships, etc, can be submitted at no cost here:
 
Calls for Visual Artists

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Deer Lodge, Montana 
Call to Montana Photographers
MSP-Low Side Visitor’s Room
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 MIDNIGHT. M.D.T.
Quick Facts
“Images of Home,”  The Selection Committee is seeking high quality, Color or B&W, high resolution, digital [or traditional images that can be digitalized] of Montana landscapes, city/town/ghost townscapes, rural settings and community/tribal events, sweeping panoramas and close-up shots of life, adventure, work and leisure in Montana
Who: U.S. Residents, who are Montana Residents
What:  Request for Photographs: JPEG or TIFF and RAW formats;
Offer a Brief Bio [500 words] and up to 10 images taken in Montana.
When: Applications open: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Where: Artwork(s) for multiple sites in the MSP- Low Side Visitor’s Room.
How: Online application process via Slideroom.com
How Much:  Art Budget: $16,000.00 with Special Considerations for up to 15 photographic images from multiple photographers.  Flat fee of $550 per image.
To Apply:  https://mt.slideroom.com for applicant portal
Kim Baraby Hurtle, Percent-for-Art Program Director
khurtle@mt.gov, or Montana Arts Council, P.O. Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201,
406-444-6639 or 406-444-6430
  
  
Missoula, MT
Two Calls for Missoula Public Art Committee
Direct link to Public Art Call Web Page:
http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/899/Public-Art-Calls
The selected artist or artist team will create an original artwork to be placed in Silver Park. The artwork to be selected will be centrally located in a vibrant public space between the Clark Fork River and the new, mixed-use Old Sawmill District, and experienced primarily by visitors relaxing or recreating on foot and by bicycle. The City of Missoula Public Art Committee expects the work to be an iconic and enduring landmark of the highest quality in both execution and concept. The commissioned work can be in any durable medium.

The Public Art Committee encourages proposals that balance the artistic design in the artwork with the setting, history, and re-purposing theme of Silver Park. Though well-integrated into its site, the artwork should be very legible as an autonomous artistic intervention in the landscape. At the same time, the artwork must permit the uses and functions of its larger context. Artwork must be safe, durable and low-maintenance in the Missoula climate and park environment. In addition, several interesting “relics,” that is, large, left over rusting hulks of old machinery found at the site, may be utilized or integrated into the artist’s concept, though not required.

Submit by Monday July 28, 2014, no later than 5:00 p.m.
  
  
  
Seattle, WA
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to create a public artwork that engages play as a theme and activity for Waterfront Seattle, a project to create 20 acres of new parks and public spaces on Seattle’s Central Waterfront. The commissioned work should engage the site as well as the history of art and play, resulting in a work or works that actively support interaction and play.
Eligibility:
This call is open to all professional artists who have been practicing for at least five years and have a record of successfully realizing projects in the public realm. Artists may be based outside of the U.S. but must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Budget:
The budget for conceptual design is $25,000. This amount is inclusive of design, travel, fees, taxes, and other project-related costs. The selected artist will receive an initial contract to develop the artwork concept design. If the design proposal is accepted, the artist will receive a subsequent contract to develop the design and fabricate and install the artwork. Additional funds may be raised privately to supplement the project budget. This project is contingent upon the allocation of future funds, but is expected to range from $250,000 to $500,000.
Deadline:
11 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 (Pacific Standard Time)
Application:
Click here to apply.
Info:
Eric Fredericksen, SDOT Waterfront Project Manager, 206-733-9838

Artwork design is funded by 1% for Art funds generated by the design of Waterfront Seattle.
Call for Entries, Fresh Art
Location: Oakland, CA
Deadline: August 5, 2014

A national juried show hosted by the Marin Society of Artists. Accepting entries of digital images of up to three original works completed in the past two years. Open to all media except video and film. Click here to learn more.
  
  
  
The College of Western Idaho art department is accepting applications for the “Visiting Artist” program which will provide an educational experience to CWI students, faculty and the community at large. 
 
Each year this program brings an artist to our campus to present their work in a public lecture, hold studio critiques with art students and teach a two day workshop in our art studio at the College of Western Idaho. The workshops are usually held Friday afternoon and half-day on Saturday for a total of eight hours. Artists are invited to display their work in our gallery space to accompany their residency. 
These events will give the CWI community the ability to gain a greater intellectual and cultural perspective of the world around them. Through this program our goal is to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for CWI students and residents of our service area in western Idaho. 
Our arts program is relatively new. We offer foundation courses in basic 2-D and 3-D Design, Drawing, Painting, and Digital Photography. We currently enroll approximately 150- 200 students in our studio courses per semester. We are planning in the next 4-5 years to begin offering an associate’s degree in arts and we are seeking to create a unique experience for our students with opportunities like the Visiting Artist Program.  
The artist will be compensated $500.00 for their three day visit to the college. The deadline for the application is January 15, 2014. For more information contact Brenda Fisher brendafisher@cwidaho.cc or call (208) 562-3351.
THE FOLLOWING MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE: 
· Artist Resume · Artist Statement · Artist Portfolio (10-20 images on a CD) · Workshop Proposal and Outline (detailed explanation of project, timeline/schedule, materials list)  
 
The proposed timeline for the events:
Spring  Semester (2015)          MARCH 12,13,14th 
· Thursday evening/artist public lecture & reception · Friday/artist workshop begins (@ 4 hours)/faculty dinner with the artist · Saturday/artist workshop concludes (@ 4 hours)
The Norman Regional Health System and Norman Regional Health Foundation announce a call to artists for the new Moore Medical Center:  Art for Healing project. 
Art for Healing is announced as an inspiration tribute to honor the courage and caring that took place on May 20, 2013.  Care givers, patients and their families will encounter exceptional public artwork at the new Moore Medical Center that represents the community’s resilience.  Public artwork will be commissioned and placed both outside and inside the new facility to symbolize “moving forward,” “hope for the future,” innovation, protection, strength and endurance. Deadline for artist submissions is July 17, 2013. 
Please see project announcement for additional details.  
ELIGIBILITY
This opportunity is open to all practicing artists, at least 18 years of age. Artists with prior
public art experience who reside in the State of Oklahoma are encouraged to apply. Artists
residing outside the Central Oklahoma area are eligible, but will be required to travel and
attend meetings within the same budget allocation as local artists. Artists may apply and be
considered independently, as part of a team, or both.
PIY FINAL PRINT EXPO 2014
Open to all photographers who reside in the greater Yellowstone Area (MT, WY, ID).  The Photographic Institute of the Yellowstone is calling for photographic work for a juried Photography Expo to be exhibited October 3-31 at the Rocky Mountain College Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Billings, MT.  Gallery-framed prints will be accepted August 11 through August 29, 2014 at Photographic Solutions, 138 N. 30th St., Billings, MT 59101.  For further information please visit www.piy-yellowstone.org  or call Jens Selvig at 406-652-8247.
July 14, 2014 SOUTHWEST ART’s ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE COMPETITION Get yourartwork spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2000! Enter your bestwork in our competition and show us your Artistic Excellence! The 13winning artists will be published in the December 2014 issue ofSouthwest Art and on our website. PLUS one lucky winner will be chosenfor that issue’s cover art. Entry fee. Details: http://www.artistsnetwork.com OR SouthwestArtCompetition@fwmedia.com
2014 Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive at Buffalo, NY
August 5-14, 2014
Early Registration Discount: Register and pay by June 13, 2014
Based on the Center for the Arts, Arts in Healthcare Initiative and Shands Arts in Medicine Program
Open to all levels – intro & advanced tracks available  
One and two week program options are available.
Sessions led by Jill Sonke-Henderson from the University of Florida, Center for Arts in Medicine and the Artists in Residence of the Center for the Arts, Arts in Healthcare Initiative.
Registration information:   
Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Program Fees: Two week program is $1150 for professionals and $950 for students. 
Early Registration Discount: Register and pay by June 13, 2014, two week program fee is $1040 for professionals and $800 for students. Scholarships are available.  
Attend One Week only for $700, get the basics in week 1 and come back in the future for the clinical experience.
Those interested in attending Week Two only must have completed previous arts in healthcare training at UB or UF or have advanced arts in healthcare experience.
For more information, please contact Katherine Trapanovski at (716) 645-0891 or artsinhealth@ubcfa.org, and visit our website at www.ubcfa.org.
Presented by the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo and UF Center for Arts in Medicine.

 
Submissions Requested for 2014 River City Roots Festival Juried Art Show
Fine art artists from around the region are invited to apply for the ninth annual River City Roots Festival Juried Art Show, slated for August 23-24 in Downtown Missoula, Montana. Artists can apply to be juried into the street music and art festival online at
Artists interested in applying for the Art Show must completed the online application process – structured and hosted by Missoula-area business Submittable – by Monday, June 30. Selected artists will pay a booth fee of $125 for the weekend. A panel of judges will review all submissions and choose the Roots Fest Juried Artists for 2014. The Art Show runs on Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24 from 11 am – 7 pm in conjunction with the Music on Main Street. This year’s Art Show Director is MDA volunteer Kari Schauss of DirecTV.
CALL FOR ARTWORK FOR ART MOBILE OF MONTANA EXHIBIT
Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2014
2014/2015 Theme:”Imagine That! Creativity and Innovation.”
Art Mobile of Montanatours an educational art exhibit of Montana artists’ works throughout Montana each year, serving schools and community groups; providing presentations, discussions, and art lessons. See us at www.artmobilemontana.org
Montana artists are encouraged to enter innovative art that piques the imagination, inspiring viewers to look at things in a different way. Art Mobile exhibits promote thoughtful discussion along with appreciation for ideas, craftsmanship, color, design, composition, creativity, and learning. All media accepted. These selected artworks will be shown to thousands of students as well as community members of all ages. 
Guidelines and Criteria
  • Email a professional digital image of each piece to scolburn@acsol.net
  • 2-D art -24″ x 36″ or smaller -in traveling frames (simple and/or shopworn)
  • 3-D art -18″ high or less
  • Include the following information: Dimensions, Medium, Title and Date made
  • 1) Artist’s name 2) Address 3) Phone number 4) email address 5) website, if have
  • Email your record of exhibitions
  • Take into account that the AMM is a traveling exhibit. We store the 2-D works in ‘Strong Boxes’ with 3 layers of foam. 3-D art is placed in bubble-wrap inside bins and placed in secure storage.
  • As an artist for the AMM you are encouraged to attend a presentation when we travel to your area to show and tell about your artwork and answer questions.
  • For each image chosen we require a thoughtful artist’s statementabout your art, including something about you to make our presentations interestingfor K-12.
  • Submit digital images and questions to Sara Colburn: scolburn@acsol.net
  • After reviewing the images the AMM Board makes a selection of about 30 works.
  
  
Montana Arts Council Announces 

Next Round of MAP Workshops Opens for Signup
The Montana Artrepreneurship Program (MAP), with a four-year track record of successes that include building a network of artists and helping artists increase their income from art by 150% has opened for signup in 13 Montana areas. 
  
Seattle, WA
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Lewistown, MT
29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous
August 14-17, 2014, Lewistown, MT, MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
Submitted by:  Karen Kuhlmann, Gathering Coordinator, kbkuhlmann@midrivers.com406-538-4575
Cowboy poets and western musicians interested in performing at the 29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous, August 14-17 this summer are invited to contact:  Charlotte Carroll, charlihawk@gmail.com, 406-538-3058.  Registration forms are online at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
         
Artist/vendors wanting to participate in the Western Art & Gear Vendor Show (FREE to the public), produced in conjunction with The Gathering on Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16, are encouraged to contact Karen Kuhlmann, kbkuhlmann@midrivers.com, 406-538-4575 or go online for information and registration forms at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.   
         
Day Headquarters this August will be at The Yogo Inn and Conference Center, 211 E. Main Street in Lewistown. Artist/vendors will be set up indoors or outdoors at The Yogo Inn.  The 50+ hourly day-sessions of poetry and music and the poetry/music store featuring the works of participating performers will also be at The Yogo Inn.
         
For a complete schedule and more details, please go to:  MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com. or call, 406-538-4575.
         
Don’s Store, in Lewistown, currently has tickets for the Thursday night Welcome BBQ and the Saturday night Grand Stage Show starring Sons of the San Joaquin.  The 4-day collectible pin passes are also available at Don’s Store. 
         
MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering is a “signature event” for Lewistown and the 2nd oldest gathering in the country….just one year younger than Elko, Nevada, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.   
Calls for Performing Artists
Scholarship announcement for professional performers
Dance
Theatre
Contemporary circus art
 Multidisciplinary performing arts
Details on eligibility, program, deadlines and application conditions:
The deadline for initial applications for the fall of 2015 is October 6, 2014.  
Penn State provides complete financial support for each graduate student. Assistantships include full tuition waiver and a yearly cash stipend (approximately $13,650, including summer; years 2-3 approximately $13,050). Graduate students will assist in Theatre 100 and various other studios. During the summer following the first year in residence, all graduate students in theatre spend a five week session studying in London. Additional international travel opportunities are available.   
This unique Master of Fine Arts degree program
pale-pink-tulips.jpg combines traditional director training with the special tools needed for directing in the professional musical theatre. Integrated into the School’s other MFA programs and it’s nationally recognized Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, the applicant will train with acting, dance, voice, and design faculty. The degree candidate will direct a minimum of five projects including a fully mounted thesis production. The program includes several onsite interactions with directors and designers during pre-production and tech in New York City. Students will also intern with a master director on a professional Musical Theatre production. Included in the program is attendance at several Broadway shows per season.  
For more information, go to http://theatre.psu.edu/programs/theatre-mfa-directing. 
The Artful Manager
The fast and the spurious
Andrew Taylor
May 22, 2014 08:10 am Correlations between data sets are magical things – they tell us that two variables move together, and encourage us to claim that the two are linked. Politicians and advocates do this all the time. We hear it in advertisements and read it in promotional copy. Causality claims are so much part of the chatter around […]
  
The puppet and the purpose
Andrew Taylor
May 20, 2014 08:13 am Director, writer, performer and puppet maker Eric Bass offers a beautiful essay on what it means (and doesn’t mean) to be a puppet performer. And his points resonate rather deeply with what it means to work expressively in the world. He disputes two myths about puppet performance: That the puppeteer controls the puppet, and that […] (read more)
THE ZELDA FICHANDLER AWARD
With this award, SDCF recognizes the profound impact and honors the legacy of the founders of regional theatre and celebrates the creativity and artistry of theatre around the country. Named after Zelda Fichandler, a founder of the American regional theatre movement, the award celebrates significant achievement in the field, singular creativity and artistry, and a deep investment in a particular region. This award is not for lifetime achievement; the intent is to honor an artist for both accomplishment to date and promise for the future.  This award presents an unrestricted grant of $5,000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the national arts landscape through theatre work in a region. For more information, visit Zelda Fichandler Award at www.SDCFoundation.org. Nominations are accepted from May through June 30.
DENHAM FELLOWSHIP
In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills”. Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director’s fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.
  
 
Calls for Writers
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Writing Contest
Our Writing Contests database lists hundreds of legitimate contests for writers. Winning can provide cash awards, residencies, or publication of your poem, short story, essay or book — and even free wine!
Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open
Deadline: June 30, 2014
Prizes:
1st place wins $2,500 and, of course, publication in Glimmer Train Stories.
2nd place wins $1,000 and possible publication.
3rd place wins $600 or, if published, $700.
Other considerations:
Open to all subjects, all themes, and every writer. (50% of last year’s Fiction Open winners were their authors’ first published stories.)
Word count: Most submissions to the Fiction Open run 2,000 to 8,000 words, but from 2,000 to 20,000-word stories are fine.
Reading fee is $20 per story. Please, no more than 3 submissions per category.Winners and finalists will be officially announced in the September 1 bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.
Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please notify immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
Stories accepted for publication are presented in a highly regarded print publication where literary short fiction persists in the real world and beyond the next post.
The Poets & Writers Guide to the Book Deal
Updated for 2014
The essential resource for understanding 
how the publication process works.
This comprehensive guide provides an overview of how books are acquired, edited, and published, so that you can make informed decisions as you begin to navigate the path to publication. Edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, articles include: 
  • How books are acquired by editors
  • What to look for in a publishing contract
  • How the editorial process works
  • The author’s role in book jacket design
  • The differences between independent publishers and the big houses 
  • When self-publishing may be your path to a book deal
This file is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader, available free from Adobe Systems, or other software capable of reading PDF files.
  
  
POETRY ON BUSES 
Deadline June 30thWhat does home mean to you? We want to know! Submit a poem, 50 words or less on the theme “writing home” in English, Somali, Spanish or Vietnamese. Select poems will be displayed on Metro Transit Rapid Ride buses in the fall. 365 poems (a new poem each day) will be posted to poetryonbuses.org.
30th Anniversary Montana Cowboy Poetry Book
Original Poems and Song Lyrics of Performers
          In August, 2015, Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous will celebrate its 30th anniversary!  This landmark event will be commemorated by the publishing of a 30th anniversary volume of original cowboy poetry selections and original song lyrics written by Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering performers, past, present and deceased. 
          Contributions are encouraged from ALL who have ever participated and friends and relatives are invited to submit the work of deceased poets and song writers so that they can also be included.
WHAT TO SEND:  A 50 word biography and up to three original poems or song lyrics that have been performed at Montana Cowboy Poetry sometime during the last 30 years.   If available, please include the year the original piece was written, any dedications, etc.  
WHEN TO SEND:   The sooner the better.  To be included in the commemorative collection, submissions must be received no later than October 1st, 2014, after the 29th, August Gathering.   The book will be available prior to the 30th Gathering, August 13-16, 2015!
PREFERRED FORMAT:      Preferred format is in the body of an email or attachment to an email.  A Microsoft Word Document is the most desired.   Also acceptable is a floppy disk with files in Microsoft Word format sent by snail mail.   Please be sure to label the floppy disk.   If needed, submissions hand written or typed will be re-formatted by Cowboy Poetry board members.    Responsibility for the original integrity and authorship of the submissions (originality, spelling, etc.) is assumed by each participant.
ALSO NEEDED:    Please include the name of your local newspaper and contact information for it:  preferably an email address for Press Releases.  Also, if you know of anyone we might have missed who should be receiving notice of this opportunity, PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ALONG TO THEM.  THANK YOU.
WHERE TO SEND:   
          Email to:  Stanfel@mdrivers.com
          U.S. Postal Service to:  Larry & Jane Stanfel, P.O. Box 348, Roundup, MT 59072
          Questions?  Contact, Larry & Jane Stanfel (above or 406-429-2177) or
                   Sarah Baxter, MT Cowboy Poetry Director, calam@lewistown.net, 406-538-6408,
or Charlotte Carroll, Poet/Musician Coor. for Cowboy Poetry,
charlihawk@gmail.com.  406-538-3058
 
Poets & Writers Magazine
The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Harper Perennial, 2006) by William Zinsser (read more here)
Glimmer Train’s Newsletter:
Writers Ask is filled with accomplished creative-writing teachers and authors’ practical and thought-provoking insights into creating substantial fiction. Subscribe for just $22/year for US delivery.
Topics in Issue 63:
Beginnings, Relationship to Reader, Forms, The Writing Life
Also in this issue, Frederick Reiken’s 900-word Focus:
Separating Author, Narrator, and Character.
See a list of our Writers Ask contributors.   
Nathan Bransford
Writers can be a superstitious lot. A coffee mug that confers special powers. An exacting but necessary pre-writing routine that must be adhered to before sitting down to write. A snack that is crucial for proper brain functioning.
Literary Magazines and resources: 
Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them. 
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General Interest 
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VSA – Montana Arts Exhibition
May 27 – July 12, 2014
Opening reception: May 27, 2014, 10am-1pm  
 Art is for Everyone is the essence of the Education Department at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art.  It is the museum’s vision to be a venue for all artists regardless of ability or disability.  In that spirit, the museum has offeredVSA Arts Open Studio classes since 1996 when The Square became an affiliate for VSA Montana, a chapter of VSA International Arts nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. This exhibition showcases work created in The Square’s VSA classes during the past year.
VSA The International Organization on Arts and Disability is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. The VSA Montana Arts program was founded on the belief that “…the arts belong to everyone and everyone deserves equal access.”
VSA Montana Arts showcases the accomplishments of artists with disabilities and promotes increased access to the arts for people with disabilities.  It also provides educators, parents and artists with resources and the tools to support arts programming in schools and communities. 
Nancy Holt Memorial at Sun Tunnels on the Summer Solstice
Join us to celebrate the life and the work of the artist Nancy Holt (1938-2014) at her sculpture Sun Tunnels in the Utah desert on the Summer Solstice, June 21, 2014. This is an informal memorial and celebration, open to the public, with no scheduled events – other than the sunset lining up in the tunnels, around 8:30pm.  We are encouraging people to come on their own, being prepared for high desert conditions: remote, waterless, treeless, hot, cold, and spectacular.
Getting There:
Sun Tunnels location information is here: http://clui.org/ludb/site/sun-tunnels
If you are flying in, Salt Lake City Airport has lots of rental cars. It usually takes less than three and a half hours to get from the airport to Sun Tunnels. A sedan should be OK to make the trip, but a higher clearance car means less chance of scraping the bottom on dirt roads. 
Accommodation and Travel Tips:
The Monaco Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City is comfortable, and there are lots of cheaper chain hotels in the city. Or you can drive directly to Wendover, 120 miles west on Interstate-80, and closer to Sun Tunnels, where there are lots of motels and casino resorts, where food and drink is available 24 hours a day. The Montego Bay and the Wendover Nugget are both reasonable places to stay and eat, in their own way.
If you do not want to drive all the way back to Salt Lake City after the sunset (1 hour on dirt roads, followed by 2 hours on the interstate), you are allowed to camp at Sun Tunnels, though there are no rest room or trash facilities. Alternatively (and likely preferably), arrange to stay in Wendover, just over an hour south of Sun Tunnels.
If you plan to camp at/around Sun Tunnels, please be aware that the artist was very enamored with the land and landscape at Sun Tunnels and wanted the land to appear untouched by human intervention, as much as that is possible. And be aware that much of the land away from the Tunnels is owned by other people.
Other Points of Interest:
The nearest restrooms and retail opportunities to Sun Tunnels are located in the small town of Montello, 20 miles or so to the west, which has a motel, store, and the lively Cowboy Bar. 
Good, fat, cheap, cash-only Mexican food is available until 9 pm (usually) at the Salt Flat Café, located at the gas station at the Bonneville Salt Flats exit of Interstate 80, four miles east of Wendover. You should definitely look at the Bonneville Salt Flats at the end of this road, if you have never been there. 
While in Wendover you can visit the old airbase, and the Center for Land Use Interpretation information and exhibition facilities (more information here: http://clui.org/page/wendover). Spiral Jetty, of course, is on the other side of the Great Salt Lake, around five hours from Sun Tunnels http://www.diaart.org/sites/page/59/2156.
And lastly, there is a facebook page for the event: Nancy Holt Memorial at Sun Tunnels.
  
Missoula, MT
Missoula Art Museum
Classes for Families, Adults, Teens and Kids.  Take a look at their offerings for the coming months.  
 Food For Thought
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Saturday, May 31st – THROW DOWN  
noon-4pm   
Come throw or handbuild bowls with us at the Clay Studio of Missoula! Some experience with clay/bowl-making is recommended!  
  
Saturday, June 7th – GLAZING      
noon-4pm     
Open to all! If you have never glazed a bowl before, we will show you how!  
Clay and glazes will be provided at these events. We will be doing low fire electric firings and a cone 10 Reduction firing for bowls that are created.
The Food Bank is also accepting handmade bowl donations of works already created.  There are two turquoise plastic bins at the studio if you wish to deposit a donation of that kind – or donations can be dropped off at the Missoula Food Bank!
What is EMPTY BOWLS? 
The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.
The Missoula Food Bank’s Empty Bowls will take place on June 25th, from 6-8pm at Ten Spoon Winery. Tickets are $30- Please call to place a reservation (406) 549-0543 Ext. 103 or visit their website for more information. 
Note: Community involvement and an opportunity to meet other artists!

Need a beach book, rainy day read, or summer school text? We’ve got you covered! The Americans for the Arts Online Store has the perfect selection of books to educate and inspire any arts lover, creator, or administrator. Check out popular titles in the areas of arts education, arts marketing, fundraising, public art and more!
“There is a new feature length film documentary about street painting and the pavement art movement, worldwide – spanning the last generation.
I watched the film yesterday. It was FANTASTIC. It is stunningly put together, and the stories told are that of my evolving vocation, for the past 20 years.
It is a journey foretold to me at age 34, before my job as a pavement art street painter began at age 37…. before, I ever heard the words “Madonnari,” “Street Painter,” or “Pavement Artist.”
The film beautifully captures the scenery of the places I’ve traveled and the inspiration/rewards of visiting different cultures. I have been blessed to work or know the six amazing Artists who are profiled as my “Familia Madonnari.” The documentary chronicles the important aspects of our art and lives as street painters.”
The official link to the trailer: http://www.gessothefilm.com/trailer/
The official website:  www.gessothefilm.com
Official screening guidelines: http://www.gessothefilm.com/screening-guidelines/
Lori Escalera
Webinars
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Monday, June 16, 7:00-8:30pm EST
Thursday, June 19, 7:00-8:30pm EST
Webinars are $25 each. All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
  
Resources
wooly-bell-sheep.jpgWhere Many Us Go for Technical Information on Paints:  Golden Paints and their newsletter
Published by Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Check Art Calls at:
Digital Media Arts 
Literary Arts
Multidisciplinary Arts 
Performing Arts 
Visual Arts
General Opportunities
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
Art Daily  Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright © artdaily.org
  
Bored Panda website   Needing some inspiration?  Try this online magazine: Panda.com.  It is full of the most unusual artistic ideas. 
   
Jobs
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Education Director WaterWorks Art Museum Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit  wtrworks.org
Helena, MT
Job Posting
Helena Symphony
Ginny Abbott
Executive Director
Helena Symphony
406-442-1860
2 N. Last Chance Gulch,
Helena MT 59601
facebook.com/helenasymphony
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit. 
      
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank 
    
Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website
  
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines:
  

Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about opportunities for artists. Examples of artist opportunities can be seen here:
All artist opportunities, calls for entry, residencies, art festivals, art-related jobs and internships, etc, can be submitted at no cost here:
 
  
 Calls for Visual Artists
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Call to Montana Photographers
MSP-Low Side Visitor’s Room
Quick Facts
“Images of Home,”  The Selection Committee is seeking high quality, Color or B&W, high resolution, digital [or traditional images that can be digitalized] of Montana landscapes, city/town/ghost townscapes, rural settings and community/tribal events, sweeping panoramas and close-up shots of life, adventure, work and leisure in Montana
Who: U.S. Residents, who are Montana Residents
What:  Request for Photographs: JPEG or TIFF and RAW formats;
Offer a Brief Bio [500 words] and up to 10 images taken in Montana.
When: Applications open: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Where: Artwork(s) for multiple sites in the MSP- Low Side Visitor’s Room.
How: Online application process via Slideroom.com
How Much:  Art Budget: $16,000.00 with Special Considerations for up to 15 photographic images from multiple photographers.  Flat fee of $550 per image.
To Apply:  https://mt.slideroom.com for applicant portal
Kim Baraby Hurtle, Percent-for-Art Program Director
khurtle@mt.gov, or Montana Arts Council, P.O. Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201,
406-444-6639 or 406-444-6430
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 MIDNIGHT. M.D.T.
Open Your Studio & Demonstrate Your Skills
Artist Call: 2014 Local Color Studio Tour
Hundreds of Visitors Expected September 20 & 21
Deadline for entries: Saturday, June 28
The Local Color Studio Tour is now in its fifth successful year and is open to artists and artisans working and living in the Flathead Valley.  You may demonstrate your skills and/or provide samples of various stages of production for visitor viewing.  Applicants will be juried by the LCST Planning Committee. Apply Online.
  
  
The Norman Regional Health System and Norman Regional Health Foundation announce a call to artists for the new Moore Medical Center:  Art for Healing project. 
Art for Healing is announced as an inspiration tribute to honor the courage and caring that took place on May 20, 2013.  Care givers, patients and their families will encounter exceptional public artwork at the new Moore Medical Center that represents the community’s resilience.  Public artwork will be commissioned and placed both outside and inside the new facility to symbolize “moving forward,” “hope for the future,” innovation, protection, strength and endurance. Deadline for artist submissions is July 17, 2013. 
Please see project announcement for additional details.  
ELIGIBILITY
This opportunity is open to all practicing artists, at least 18 years of age. Artists with prior
public art experience who reside in the State of Oklahoma are encouraged to apply. Artists
residing outside the Central Oklahoma area are eligible, but will be required to travel and
attend meetings within the same budget allocation as local artists. Artists may apply and be
considered independently, as part of a team, or both.
PIY FINAL PRINT EXPO 2014
Open to all photographers who reside in the greater Yellowstone Area (MT, WY, ID).  The Photographic Institute of the Yellowstone is calling for photographic work for a juried Photography Expo to be exhibited October 3-31 at the Rocky Mountain College Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Billings, MT.  Gallery-framed prints will be accepted August 11 through August 29, 2014 at Photographic Solutions, 138 N. 30th St., Billings, MT 59101.  For further information please visit www.piy-yellowstone.org  or call Jens Selvig at 406-652-8247.
2014 Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive at Buffalo, NY
August 5-14, 2014
Early Registration Discount: Register and pay by June 13, 2014
Based on the Center for the Arts, Arts in Healthcare Initiative and Shands Arts in Medicine Program
Open to all levels – intro & advanced tracks available  
One and two week program options are available.
Sessions led by Jill Sonke-Henderson from the University of Florida, Center for Arts in Medicine and the Artists in Residence of the Center for the Arts, Arts in Healthcare Initiative.
Registration information:   
Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Program Fees: Two week program is $1150 for professionals and $950 for students. 
Early Registration Discount: Register and pay by June 13, 2014, two week program fee is $1040 for professionals and $800 for students. Scholarships are available.  
Attend One Week only for $700, get the basics in week 1 and come back in the future for the clinical experience.
Those interested in attending Week Two only must have completed previous arts in healthcare training at UB or UF or have advanced arts in healthcare experience.
For more information, please contact Katherine Trapanovski at (716) 645-0891 or artsinhealth@ubcfa.org, and visit our website at www.ubcfa.org.
Presented by the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo and UF Center for Arts in Medicine.
CALL TO ARTISTS | QUILTED
Public Art project, Chattanooga, TN
Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) and the Chattanooga Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB), are seeking proposals for original, two-dimensional designs that will be printed and installed on multiple sidewalks throughout downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Three designs will be selected for production and installed for up to six months beginning in September 2014.  The selected artists/designers will receive a $2,000 honorarium for their design.  Proposed artwork should be in the spirit and language of quilts (i.e. pattern, geometry and color). 
This project is open to individuals or teams.  
The deadline is July 31 at 4:00 p.m. EST.
For details and full guidelines and application, please click here.
 www.publicartchattanooga.com click on “calls to artists”
September 1, 2014 LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION FOR ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
$2,500 in Cash Prizes: 45th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin
Festival Entry Format: Print Ready Vector based artwork: EPS, AI,
PDF. Wonderful opportunity to design a logo. Winning artwork will be
used for the Official Festival Poster, T-Shirts, Glassware, Signage
and print and web based marketing materials and recognize by numerous press outlets. Entry fee. Details: http://www.hmbartpumpkin.com  OR  logohmb2014@gmail.com
Submissions Requested for 2014 River City Roots Festival Juried Art Show
Fine art artists from around the region are invited to apply for the ninth annual River City Roots Festival Juried Art Show, slated for August 23-24 in Downtown Missoula, Montana. Artists can apply to be juried into the street music and art festival online at
Artists interested in applying for the Art Show must completed the online application process – structured and hosted by Missoula-area business Submittable – by Monday, June 30. Selected artists will pay a booth fee of $125 for the weekend. A panel of judges will review all submissions and choose the Roots Fest Juried Artists for 2014. The Art Show runs on Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24 from 11 am – 7 pm in conjunction with the Music on Main Street. This year’s Art Show Director is MDA volunteer Kari Schauss of DirecTV.
CALL FOR ARTWORK FOR ART MOBILE OF MONTANA EXHIBIT
Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2014
2014/2015 Theme:”Imagine That! Creativity and Innovation.”
Art Mobile of Montanatours an educational art exhibit of Montana artists’ works throughout Montana each year, serving schools and community groups; providing presentations, discussions, and art lessons. See us at www.artmobilemontana.org
Montana artists are encouraged to enter innovative art that piques the imagination, inspiring viewers to look at things in a different way. Art Mobile exhibits promote thoughtful discussion along with appreciation for ideas, craftsmanship, color, design, composition, creativity, and learning. All media accepted. These selected artworks will be shown to thousands of students as well as community members of all ages. 
Guidelines and Criteria
  • Email a professional digital image of each piece to scolburn@acsol.net
  • 2-D art -24″ x 36″ or smaller -in traveling frames (simple and/or shopworn)
  • 3-D art -18″ high or less
  • Include the following information: Dimensions, Medium, Title and Date made
  • 1) Artist’s name 2) Address 3) Phone number 4) email address 5) website, if have
  • Email your record of exhibitions
  • Take into account that the AMM is a traveling exhibit. We store the 2-D works in ‘Strong Boxes’ with 3 layers of foam. 3-D art is placed in bubble-wrap inside bins and placed in secure storage.
  • As an artist for the AMM you are encouraged to attend a presentation when we travel to your area to show and tell about your artwork and answer questions.
  • For each image chosen we require a thoughtful artist’s statementabout your art, including something about you to make our presentations interestingfor K-12.
  • Submit digital images and questions to Sara Colburn: scolburn@acsol.net
  • After reviewing the images the AMM Board makes a selection of about 30 works.
  
Project Summary: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create two to four artistic benches to be placed around “Riding into the Sunset,” a sculpture of Will Rogers by Electra Waggoner Biggs. These benches should not only enhance the area surrounding this prominent sculpture on the TTU campus, they should also be functional. Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand West Texas’ intense weather conditions. This public art piece will be a part of the TTU Campus Beautification Project,  which includes a landscape design that enhances the areas of the Broadway Entrance, Memorial Circle, and the Library Mall on the main Texas Tech University Campus. Over 400 new trees will be planted, along with other types of plantings and new lighting will be added.
  
Location: Lubbock, Texas
  
Budget: $22,000 (all inclusive)
  
Deadline: Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 3 p.m. (CDT)
  
  
  
Montana Arts Council Announces 
Next Round of MAP Workshops Opens for Signup
The Montana Artrepreneurship Program (MAP), with a four-year track record of successes that include building a network of artists and helping artists increase their income from art by 150% has opened for signup in 13 Montana areas. 
  
Seattle, WA
4Culture
  
Lewistown, MT
29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous
August 14-17, 2014, Lewistown, MT, MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
Submitted by:  Karen Kuhlmann, Gathering Coordinator, kbkuhlmann@midrivers.com406-538-4575
Cowboy poets and western musicians interested in performing at the 29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous, August 14-17 this summer are invited to contact:  Charlotte Carroll, charlihawk@gmail.com, 406-538-3058.  Registration forms are online at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
         
Artist/vendors wanting to participate in the Western Art & Gear Vendor Show (FREE to the public), produced in conjunction with The Gathering on Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16, are encouraged to contact Karen Kuhlmann, kbkuhlmann@midrivers.com, 406-538-4575 or go online for information and registration forms at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.   
         
Day Headquarters this August will be at The Yogo Inn and Conference Center, 211 E. Main Street in Lewistown. Artist/vendors will be set up indoors or outdoors at The Yogo Inn.  The 50+ hourly day-sessions of poetry and music and the poetry/music store featuring the works of participating performers will also be at The Yogo Inn.
         
For a complete schedule and more details, please go to:  MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com. or call, 406-538-4575.
         
Don’s Store, in Lewistown, currently has tickets for the Thursday night Welcome BBQ and the Saturday night Grand Stage Show starring Sons of the San Joaquin.  The 4-day collectible pin passes are also available at Don’s Store. 
         
MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering is a “signature event” for Lewistown and the 2nd oldest gathering in the country….just one year younger than Elko, Nevada, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.   
  
    
New York, NY
440 Gallery
CALL FOR ENTRIES/CALL FOR ARTISTS
Annual Theme Show: Food for Thought
August 21 – September 13, 2014
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What is on the mind of every starving artist? Food! 440 Gallery is seeking entries for their annual summer theme show; this year’s will explore food in all its manifestations from farm to table. The history of art is the history of food: ever since our ancestors depicted the hunt for dinner on the walls of caves, cuisine and culture have always met in art. Consider Van Gogh’s Potato Eaters, Edward Hopper’s Diner, and Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party. In addition to depictions of edibles, artisans shape vessels and embroider linens for the preparation and service of our meals. Artists also confront current issues such as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s), factory farming and our national obesity epidemic. The exhibition will run from Thursday, August 21, through Saturday, September 13, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, August 21, 6:00-9:00 PM.

Juror: The juror for this year’s Theme Show is Jennifer Coates, a painter, musician and writer living in New York City. She has written reviews of art exhibits for major arts publications, and has taught in art programs around the country. She has also widely exhibited her work in numerous group shows and has had solo shows at Feigen Contemporary, Kevin Bruk Gallery and Luxe Gallery. (See below for More About Our Juror.)

Eligibility: Open to artists living in the US.
Sales: The gallery will take 20% commission on any work sold. Work not for sale must be marked “N.F.S.” in the Price section of the submission form. No “P.O.R.” (price on request) sales.
Entry Fee: The fee is $35 for 1 – 3 works, $5 for each additional work up to 6 works total. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Entry Requirements: All entries must be submitted electronically.  

440 Gallery
440 Sixth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
www.440gallery.com
(718) 499-3844
  
Denton, TX
CALL FOR ENTRIES!
Materials: Hard & Soft 2015
For Details and Forms

National Contemporary Craft
Competition and Exhibition
Greater Denton Arts Council
Denton, Texas

Greater Denton Arts Council | 400 East Hickory Street | Denton | TX | 76201 

Calls for Performing Artists
STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY
OUTSIDE OPPORTUNITY  
The Pennsylvania State University seeks emerging professional directors for its unique, three-year, financially supported, MFA Directing for the Musical Theatre Stage program, headed by Susan H. Schulman
NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH JUNE 30, 2014
ZELDA FICHANDLER AWARD
The Zelda Fichandler award presents an unrestricted grant of $5000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the national arts landscape through theatre work in a region.  In 2014, the award will honor achievement in the Eastern region, comprised of Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia.  
With this award, SDCF celebrates significant achievement in the field, singular creativity and artistry, and a deep investment in a particular region. This award is not for lifetime achievement; the intent is to honor an artist for both accomplishment to date and promise for the future.  
The Fichandler Award is given regionally in the Western, Central, and Eastern United States on a rotating basis. Past awardees, in order of award, are Jonathan Moscone (Orinda, California), Michael Halberstam (Glencoe, Illinois), Blanka Zizka (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Bill Rauch (Ashland, Oregon), and Charles Newell (Chicago, Illinois).    
Nominations will be accepted from all sources through June 30, 2014.  Nominators need not be SDC Members.  Late nominations and self-nominations will not be accepted.  A short nomination form is available at www.SDCFoundation.org (see Fichandler Award under Recognition and Advocacy).  In September, a selection committee of professional directors and choreographers will select The Zelda Fichandler Award Recipient from nominated artists.  The Award will be presented in November 2014.  
Please direct any questions to Ellen Rusconi at SDCFPrograms@SDCweb.org.
The deadline for initial applications for the fall of 2015 is October 6, 2014.  
Penn State provides complete financial support for each graduate student. Assistantships include full tuition waiver and a yearly cash stipend (approximately $13,650, including summer; years 2-3 approximately $13,050). Graduate students will assist in Theatre 100 and various other studios. During the summer following the first year in residence, all graduate students in theatre spend a five week session studying in London. Additional international travel opportunities are available.   
This unique Master of Fine Arts degree program
pale-pink-tulips.jpg combines traditional director training with the special tools needed for directing in the professional musical theatre. Integrated into the School’s other MFA programs and it’s nationally recognized Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, the applicant will train with acting, dance, voice, and design faculty. The degree candidate will direct a minimum of five projects including a fully mounted thesis production. The program includes several onsite interactions with directors and designers during pre-production and tech in New York City. Students will also intern with a master director on a professional Musical Theatre production. Included in the program is attendance at several Broadway shows per season.  
For more information, go to http://theatre.psu.edu/programs/theatre-mfa-directing. 
The Artful Manager
The fast and the spurious
Andrew Taylor
May 22, 2014 08:10 am Correlations between data sets are magical things – they tell us that two variables move together, and encourage us to claim that the two are linked. Politicians and advocates do this all the time. We hear it in advertisements and read it in promotional copy. Causality claims are so much part of the chatter around […]
  
The puppet and the purpose
Andrew Taylor
May 20, 2014 08:13 am Director, writer, performer and puppet maker Eric Bass offers a beautiful essay on what it means (and doesn’t mean) to be a puppet performer. And his points resonate rather deeply with what it means to work expressively in the world. He disputes two myths about puppet performance: That the puppeteer controls the puppet, and that […] (read more)
THE ZELDA FICHANDLER AWARD
With this award, SDCF recognizes the profound impact and honors the legacy of the founders of regional theatre and celebrates the creativity and artistry of theatre around the country. Named after Zelda Fichandler, a founder of the American regional theatre movement, the award celebrates significant achievement in the field, singular creativity and artistry, and a deep investment in a particular region. This award is not for lifetime achievement; the intent is to honor an artist for both accomplishment to date and promise for the future.  This award presents an unrestricted grant of $5,000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the national arts landscape through theatre work in a region. For more information, visit Zelda Fichandler Award at www.SDCFoundation.org. Nominations are accepted from May through June 30.
DENHAM FELLOWSHIP
In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills”. Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director’s fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.
  
 
Calls for Writers
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The Poets & Writers Guide to the Book Deal
Updated for 2014
The essential resource for understanding 
how the publication process works.
This comprehensive guide provides an overview of how books are acquired, edited, and published, so that you can make informed decisions as you begin to navigate the path to publication. Edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, articles include: 
  • How books are acquired by editors
  • What to look for in a publishing contract
  • How the editorial process works
  • The author’s role in book jacket design
  • The differences between independent publishers and the big houses 
  • When self-publishing may be your path to a book deal
This file is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader, available free from Adobe Systems, or other software capable of reading PDF files.
  
  
POETRY ON BUSES 
Deadline June 30thWhat does home mean to you? We want to know! Submit a poem, 50 words or less on the theme “writing home” in English, Somali, Spanish or Vietnamese. Select poems will be displayed on Metro Transit Rapid Ride buses in the fall. 365 poems (a new poem each day) will be posted to poetryonbuses.org.
30th Anniversary Montana Cowboy Poetry Book
Original Poems and Song Lyrics of Performers
          In August, 2015, Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous will celebrate its 30th anniversary!  This landmark event will be commemorated by the publishing of a 30th anniversary volume of original cowboy poetry selections and original song lyrics written by Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering performers, past, present and deceased. 
          Contributions are encouraged from ALL who have ever participated and friends and relatives are invited to submit the work of deceased poets and song writers so that they can also be included.
WHAT TO SEND:  A 50 word biography and up to three original poems or song lyrics that have been performed at Montana Cowboy Poetry sometime during the last 30 years.   If available, please include the year the original piece was written, any dedications, etc.  
WHEN TO SEND:   The sooner the better.  To be included in the commemorative collection, submissions must be received no later than October 1st, 2014, after the 29th, August Gathering.   The book will be available prior to the 30th Gathering, August 13-16, 2015!
PREFERRED FORMAT:      Preferred format is in the body of an email or attachment to an email.  A Microsoft Word Document is the most desired.   Also acceptable is a floppy disk with files in Microsoft Word format sent by snail mail.   Please be sure to label the floppy disk.   If needed, submissions hand written or typed will be re-formatted by Cowboy Poetry board members.    Responsibility for the original integrity and authorship of the submissions (originality, spelling, etc.) is assumed by each participant.
ALSO NEEDED:    Please include the name of your local newspaper and contact information for it:  preferably an email address for Press Releases.  Also, if you know of anyone we might have missed who should be receiving notice of this opportunity, PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ALONG TO THEM.  THANK YOU.
WHERE TO SEND:   
          Email to:  Stanfel@mdrivers.com
          U.S. Postal Service to:  Larry & Jane Stanfel, P.O. Box 348, Roundup, MT 59072
          Questions?  Contact, Larry & Jane Stanfel (above or 406-429-2177) or
                   Sarah Baxter, MT Cowboy Poetry Director, calam@lewistown.net, 406-538-6408,
or Charlotte Carroll, Poet/Musician Coor. for Cowboy Poetry,
charlihawk@gmail.com.  406-538-3058
 
Poets & Writers Magazine
80 Contests to Enter Now 
 StoryQuarterly offers a prize of $1,000 and publication for an essay. Maggie Nelson will judge. Deadline is July 1.
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Readings & Workshops Application
for Funding Now Online
We’re pleased to announce that the Readings & Workshops application and reporting process has moved online for events taking place on or after July 1, 2014.
You can now access our online application portal. 
Project directors of organizations that have received R&W funding in the past should click the reset password link and follow the prompts to be e-mailed a temporary password. Once you sign in using this temporary password, you will be asked to create a new password. Then you’ll be able to access your organization’s profile, where you can update basic information, apply for funding, view application status, and file post-event reports.
Project directors of organizations that have never before applied for R&W funding should begin the process by clicking the link to register their organization.
We hope you will find the online application and reporting process easier and more convenient. If you have questions, please call or write to us at the appropriate office.
For events taking place in New York State, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, or Washington, D.C. call: (212) 226-3586, ext. 225 or 226 or e-mail rw-east@pw.org.
For events taking place in California, Houston, Seattle, or Tucson call: (310) 481-7195 or e-mail rw-west@pw.org
Poets & Writers Magazine
The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Harper Perennial, 2006) by William Zinsser (read more here)
Glimmer Train’s Newsletter:
Writers Ask is filled with accomplished creative-writing teachers and authors’ practical and thought-provoking insights into creating substantial fiction. Subscribe for just $22/year for US delivery.
Topics in Issue 63:
Beginnings, Relationship to Reader, Forms, The Writing Life
Also in this issue, Frederick Reiken’s 900-word Focus:
Separating Author, Narrator, and Character.
See a list of our Writers Ask contributors.   
Nathan Bransford
Writers can be a superstitious lot. A coffee mug that confers special powers. An exacting but necessary pre-writing routine that must be adhered to before sitting down to write. A snack that is crucial for proper brain functioning.
Fiction Open 
  • Fiction Open. 1st Place: $2,500, and publication in Issue 95. Deadline: 6/30.
  • This category is our most “open”-all writers, all subjects, all themes, and just about any lengths are welcome!
  • Second- and 3rd-place winners receive $1,000/$600, respectively, or, if accepted for publication, $700. Winners and finalists will be announced in the September bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.
  • Most submissions to this category run 2,000 – 8,000 words, but can be as long as 20,000. Please, no more than three submissions per person. Guidelines
The writing is just sort of an organic investigation, which I do in a quasi-unconscious state. Not that I’m like, you know, zoning out and humming, but I’m really not thinking. I’m just sort of letting the physical act of writing lead the way and I’m trying to collect material. That’s all I’m doing. But most of the big leaps and decisions in what I end up having done are really made in that unconscious way.-Jennifer Egan, interviewed by Jeremiah Chamberlin
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 Dear Artist, 
Greetings!  You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to your favorite features in the adjoining sidebar. The MT Performing Artists Consortium 2014 Booking Conference, in Fort Benton was a so much fun, and I learned about some wonderful things about performing artists, stage and soundboard crews and how many wondeful venues there are across this state.  
  
Thanks for reading, Kim
GENERAL INTEREST
National Assembly of States Arts Agencies
NASAA
Talking about Art 
Jonathan Katz
   
I’ve participated in several strategic forums on the future of the arts and arts education. One was convened by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and another by the Cultural Data Project with sponsorship from Bloomberg Philanthropies; a third was part of the Arts Education Partnership planning process. In each, there was discussion of the fact that there is all too often a difference between what the word artmeans to those who steward and advocate for the arts and what it means to others.
I was reminded how useful it is to remember that the word artmeans many different things to different people, depending on what they have experienced and how their experiences have been framed to them. Art can be understood as:    
The Ragdale Foundation, a residency program located in Lake Forest, Illinois that has been providing retreats for artists, writers, composers, and other creative disciplines for over 38 years.  Ragdale is seeking individuals who not only need the time and space to pursue a creative endeavor, but a community of like-minded artists who are consistently exploring, making relevant discoveries, and finding new directions in their work. From the written word to the hand-built object, Ragdale artists take their work to new levels in this supportive environment.  We encourage you and your colleagues to become a part of this exceptional community of artists. For more information and to apply for a residency this summer, fall, or in 2015, please click this link and visit our website. 
Regin Igloria
Director of Residencies and Fellowships
February 15, 2014 –  Application deadline for summer, fall and winter, 2014 residencies.
May 15, 2014- – Application deadline for all 2015 residencies.
Download the Residency Recruitment flyer here to share with your friends and colleagues! The application for the February 15, 2014 deadline is at https://ragdale.slideroom.com
Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards in Moving Image (formerly Film/Video) and Visual Arts. Deadline is February 28, 2014 at 4 pm EST.
   
Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild International Sculpture Symposium
September 15th – October 3rd 2014  
Lincoln , Montana
Artists:
  Steven Siegel (USA)
  Jorn Ronnau (Denmark) 
  Alan Counihan (Ireland)
  Jaakko Pernu (Finland)
  Kevin O’Dwyer (Ireland)
 Lincoln, Montana, a community nestled in the Blackfoot Valley of Montana, has been the center of rich, often times conflicting, social, cultural and environmental values. Mining, logging and ranching has been the key economic factors that have sustained the community throughout its history. As the logging and mining industries have subsided over the past 25 years the community finds itself at a crossroads in both economic and cultural development. Reflecting on its history and looking towards the future, the community has chosen contemporary art practice to act as both a creative and economic catalyst. The proposed sculpture symposium will bring internationally respected symposium artists: Steven Siegel (USA), Jorn Ronnau (Denmark), Jaakko Pernu (Finland), Alan Counihan (Ireland), Brandon Ballengee (USA) and Kevin O’Dwyer (Ireland) on site to engage with its landscape, exploring it’s historical, environmental and industrial history, through contemporary art practice. This engagement will:
  •        Place artists and art at the center of planning, execution and activity.
  •         Provide community engagement through hands-on participation and education thus encouraging creative expression.
  •         Create a community identity and a “sense of place”.
  •         Promote Lincoln as an “art destination” providing cultural and economic development.
  •         Provide long term opportunities for economic and cultural agencies to invest in the community.
  •         Provide the framework for the development of a vibrant artist community thus improving the quality of life in rural Montana.
  •         Encourage social, cultural and economic vibrancy in the Blackfoot Valley.
 Kevin O’Dwyer/Artistic Director
Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild
Kevin O ‘Dwyer/Silver River Studios/ kodwyerdesign@eircom.net
For More >>  Blackfoot Pathways
 Food for Thought
 KBH November 2013 
Camille Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, and Pablo Picasso records broken at Sotheby’s London
Art Daily: February 6th, 2014
KBH note: Just what is the true value of art? None of us living and painting today can quite imagine the reality of breaking the artistic boundaries with new brushstrokes, new ways to express light and air, or the new colors that were available to these artists at the end of the 19th Century. Some still think Modern art was born in the 1950’s. But sit back and read this fascinating article about art past, present and future.  
LONDON (AFP).- A Paris street scene painted by Camille Pissarro sold for £19.9 million ($32.1 million, 24 million euros) at a London sale on Wednesday, almost five times the previous record for the Impressionist master at auction. The Danish-French painter’s “Boulevard Montmartre, Matinee de Printemps”, widely considered to be one of the most important Impressionist works to come up for sale in the last decade, went under the hammer at London’s Sotheby’s auction house. The 1897 painting, an elevated view of a typical spring scene on the famous Paris thoroughfare, was originally owned by Jewish industrialist Max Silberberg, who was based in Breslau. The Nazis forced him to get rid of his entire collection, and he later died in the Holocaust. The painting was restituted to his family in 2000. “It is an honour to be entrusted with offering the greatest work by Camille Pissarro ever to appear at auction — a work that encompasses such a richly painted canvas and a supremely elegant composition,” said Hel … More
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Webinars
 
Creative Capital – February Webinars: 
We are delighted to share with you our upcoming February webinars for artists! Highlights this month include an interview with NYC gallerist Kat Griefen of Accola Griefen Gallery, our Kickstarter primer concerning crowdsourced fundraising, and a new strategic marketing webinar with consultant Brian Tate. Please join us!
Inside the Art World, with Kat Griefen & Matthew Deleget
Thursday, February 13, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Kickstarter School, with Stephanie Pereira
Thursday, February 20, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Register Now

The Seven Elements of Strategic Marketing, with Brian Tate
Monday, February 24, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Artist-Community Engagement, with Stephanie Bleyer
Thursday, February 27, 7:00-8:30pm EST
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Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
Webinars are $25 each.
All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions.
To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed.      More Information 
Resources
KBH November 2013  
Check Art Calls at:
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
Art Daily  Click to view magazine
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Bored Panda website   Needing some inspiration?  Try this online magazine: Panda.com.  It is full of  the most unusual artistic ideas. See my Food for Thought column today.
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Arts Grants Administrator Positions
California Arts Council
 
The California Arts Council will be hiring individuals to fill program administrator positions for the first time in over ten years. Currently there are two vacancies to be filled. This is a rare opportunity to join a hard working agency during an exciting time of growth.
The California Arts Council invites qualified applicants to participate in step one of a four-step hiring process.
Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website
  
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines:
 Calls for Visual Artists
KBH November 2013 
  
ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES
Call for entries!
Roseburg, Oregon – The Umpqua Valley Arts Association (UVAA) invites artists to submit artworks to the annual ArtWorks NW and/or PhotoWorks NW Juried Art Show and Competition.
Submission deadline is February 21, 2014; entries can be submitted online or by mail.
Artwork must have been completed within the last two years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at UVAA.
ArtWorks Northwest -Juror Ryan Pierce: Ryan has exhibited internationally and his work has been
recognized by the Joan Mitchell and San Francisco Foundations, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Art in America, Art Papers, and The Oregonian. He has been an artist in residence at the Ucross Foundation, Caldera, and Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Norway, and a fellow at the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. In 2012, Pierce was the recipient of an individual artist fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. He is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Pierce is the co-founder, with activist Amy Harwood, of Signal Fire, a group that facilitates wilderness residencies and retreats for artists of all disciplines.
ArtWorks Northwest Cash Awards: $1000 1st Place, $500 2nd Place, $300 3rd Place, $200 J. Lynn Peterson – Hundred Valleys Award.
Eligibility for ArtWorks NorthWest: Eligible to all artists to submit up to (3) entries in all themes, genres and media, except video and photography (please see prospectus for PhotoWorks NW 2014). All work must be ready to hang/install upon arrival. UVAA commission rates are 30% for UVAA members and 40% for non-members. Entries must be original works of art and entirely created by the entrant. No work will be accepted into this show which is in violation of any copyright or which is a mechanical reproduction, such as a giclée print.
PhotoWorks Northwest -Juror Holly Andres: Born Missoula, Montana, 1977, Holly Andres uses
photography to examine the complexities of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female
introspection. PhotoWorks Northwest Cash Awards: $500 1st Place, $200 2nd Place, $100 3rd Place
Eligibility for PhotoWorks NorthWest: Eligible to all photographers to submit up to (3) entries in all
themes and photographic processes. All work must be display-ready upon arrival. UVAA commission
rates are 30% for UVAA members and 40% for non-members. Entries must be original works of art and entirely created by the entrant. No work will be accepted into this show which is in violation of any
copyright. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years. Work must not have been
previously exhibited at UVAA.
ARTIST SCHEDULE:
Submission Deadline: Friday – February 21, 2014
Art Delivery to UVAA: Tuesday – Monday, April 29 – May 5, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 9 – 5pm to 7pm
Exhibit Ends: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Artwork Pick Up: Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Artwork shipped: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
If you have any questions, contact the Gallery Manager at
541.672.2532.
Are You A Montana Photographer?
Our Percent-for-Art Program needs to hear from you.
The Selection Committee will be seeking high quality, Color or B&W, high resolution, digital [or traditional images than can be digitalized] of Montana landscapes, city/town/ghost town-scapes and community/tribal events. Once the prospectus is finalized on this project, we’ll distribute further details of the call and set an application deadline.
Quick Facts:
Who: Montana Residents, who are U.S. Residents
What:  Request for contact information
When: Please let me know how to reach you by Friday, February 28th, 2014
Where: Interior sites with a potential of up to 15 images for permanent installation
Kim Baraby Hurtle, Percent-for-Art Program Director
khurtle@mt.gov  or Montana Arts Council, P.O. Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201, 406-444-6639
    
The Art of Place
Through February 28th, CODAmagazine is accepting project entries for its March issue, which addresses the theme of The Art of Place. Members of the creative community are collaborating to create squares, plazas, parks, streets and waterfronts that make people feel welcome and comfortable. In these environments, the idea is to create “a place as art” rather than a place with art. The Art of Place issue will feature top curated projects. See steps for submitting projects below.
CODAmagazine  is a digital publication dedicated to highlighting the best of design + art and is published through Flipboard, a personal magazine platform with over 90 million users. February’s issue, The Written Word, will be distributed next week, so stay tuned!
  
Artist’s-in-Residence Program and our Center in Centennial Valley, Montana
The Taft-Nicholson Center Artist in Residence Program offers dedicated artists a supportive and transformational environment to further their creative development. In a remote setting dedicated to the historical integrity of the land and the preservation of natural habitat and wildlife, artists can experience unencumbered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and develop their work.
APPLY BY MARCH 30th
Artists from many fields are encouraged to apply. This includes  but is not limited to – visual artists, composers, writers, dancers, photographers, filmmakers, dramatists, and textile artists.
The 2014 Artist in Residence season begins on July 1st and ends on September 30th. It is expected that residencies will last two weeks but artists are encouraged to specify how much time they need for their project.
AWARDS & SUPPORT
Residency awards will be announced by May 1st. For information about artist support and requirements, visit the Taft-Nicholson Center website or contact Mary Tull at mary.tull@utah.edu
   
City of Lewistown, MT: Art Call
The City of Lewistown, Montana is soliciting proposals for the sculptural centerpiece of a small park, “Trailhead Park”, currently under construction to improve access and visibility to the rapidly developing Lewistown Trail System. Proposals are due by 4 pm on April 1, 2014.  Details on background, timing, funding, evaluation criteria, proposal requirements and supporting information are available to interested artists from Jim Chalmers, Chair, Lewistown Trails Coordinating Committee at jameschalmers@vcn.com.
  
7th Annual
National
Prairie Art Exhibition
Horizontal Grandeur Call to Artists   
           
Based on Bill Holm’s essay of the same name, the Horizontal Grandeur Call to Artists has been placed and is open until April 18th, 2014. The Stevens County Historical Society & Museum, based in the college town of Morris, Minnesota is proud to be hosting the 6th Annual Horizontal Grandeur. The exhibition will open the second Friday in July and run through October of 2014.
If you know an artist who lives in a state with a tall grass, short grass, coastal or any type of prairie in the United States of Canada, please share this call with them.   The museum has a website that can be reached by clicking here or on the iconic image of Bill Holm, taken by Brian Peterson for the Star-Tribune. On the website you can download copies of the essay, learn more about the venue or eligibility requirements or submit works for jury consideration.
All genres and mediums are considered within the exhibition guidelines. Like Holm, the museum encourages artists to think with a prairie eye. The prairie eye doesn’t just see the large prairie sky or landscape, it is able to focus on the tiniest wild flower, blue grass stem, duckling or community.
There is a jury fee but pieces have been sold in the past to offset the jury fee and shipping costs. For more questions, you can call 320-589-1719 Monday-Friday, 9-5 and or by emailing grandeur@stevenshistorymuseum.com. You can also like Horizontal Grandeur on Facebook.
WHEN:            
Call–January 17, 2014 thru April 18, 2014
Exhibition–July 10th thru October 31, 2014.      
WHERE:          
Stevens County Historical Society
116 W. 6th Street
Morris, MN 56267
320-589-1719
   
46th Annual Arts in the Park   
Applications due April 4, 2014
Arts in the Park is one of the longest running annual arts and music festivals in Northwest Montana.  Each year, this three-day event attracts more than 10,000 local and visiting people.  We invite artists, craftspeople and food vendors to join us in Kalispell’s Depot Park for this much-anticipated mid-summer event!
Calls for Performing Artists
 
Call for presentations, workshops, papers
Theatre Between Tradition & Contemporaneity
theatre – dance – music – circus – visual
& multimedia art
 December 19 – 22 – Toscana, ITALIA

The international conference is open to performers, performing arts educators, teachers, artists, playwrights, theatre critics, journalists, theatre researchers, arts managers, arts administrators, arts management educators and consultants, arts entrepreneurs, fundraisers, producers, arts agents and talent managers and from all over the world interested in the research of traditional methods as applied to contemporary performing arts work. The event working language is English. At the moment we are accepting presentation proposals.


Presentation formats: practical workshop/master class, work-in-progress, performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions, reading/lecture, other way of demonstration proposed by the Speaker/Presenter can be considered. Application guidelines, registration conditions, hotel and other practical details:
IUGTE’s conference was very well organized and operated on highly professional level, giving opportunity to the artist practitioners and as well as academics.”  And “The Conference provided me with a new understanding of different training programs in different aspects of theatre and performance from all over the world. The other wonderful part about the conference that went beyond my expectations was the people I met from all over the world, all of them brilliant artists.” And “IUGTE Conference is a perfect platform to link up people who work in the performance industry from different cultures. Theatre people are always very generous and are ready to share with other people about their own culture and always welcome people from other cultures to share their own…”
Wish you success in your field and look forward to meeting you in Italy!
The TourWest application cycle is now open. The TourWest 2014-2015 grant program application period begins on January 22, 2014. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at midnight MST. We are sending you the attached announcement to share with your constituents who may be interested in applying.  PLEASE see the Tour West link for more information about applying. 
TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of out-of-state touring performers and literary artists.
Andy Thomas
Information Specialist
The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)
1743 Wazee St. Ste. 300  Denver, CO 80202  T 303.629.1166  F 303.629.9717
WESTAF website
The online Juried Showcase application is now open at www.artsnw.org. Apply today for consideration as a showcase artist or ensemble for the 34th Annual Northwest Booking Conference in Eugene, Oregon, October 13-18, 2014.
  • You or your agent must be a current member of Arts NW
  • Application fee: $100 (non-refundable)
  • Confirmation fee: $85 (if selected)
For more information or to apply, please visit our website:www.artsnw.org. Click on the Conference 2014 tab. Don’t miss out! Apply today. 
 Deadline to apply is April 4, 2014. 
   
   
French-American Jazz Exchange Guidelines
Now Available!
Guidelines for the next grant round of the French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) program are now available. Co-administered by FACE (“French-American Cultural Exchange”) and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, FAJE supports projects designed collaboratively by French and American professional musicians that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of jazz. Projects eligible for support can include creative residencies, composition, recording, performances, and other activities that develop new professional relationships and audiences. Projects may include jazz artists investigating forms other than jazz with artists who work in different music genres.
The program guidelines are available here . The online application will be available early February, 2014. The application deadline is May 30, 2014 for projects taking place between September 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015. 
 American applicants should direct their questions to Josh Kohn at  josh@midatlanticarts.org French applicants should contact FACE at jazz@facecouncil.org.
FAJE is made possible through the generous support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institut français, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”). 
Calls for Writers
 KBH November 2013 
Seeking Bozeman Area writer for a biographical piece. Please contact: 
Floyd DeWitt via his email for more details on the project at: floyddewittfineart@gmail.com 
  
Poets and Writers Magazine
The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…
Journey through
The Big Sky
In honor of Montana’s 150th birthday, Humanities Montana will be featuring five new titles on the Montana Authors Project, and we’re inviting all of you to join a conversation about each title as it’s added. [Select: SHOW TITLES in the upper right hand corner – KBH]
Next up: A. B. Guthrie Jr.’s The Big Sky. Go here http://www.humanitiesmontana.org/map/index.html# to navigate through the book by clicking on map points signifying crucial moments in the story.
Then jump on our Humanties Montana – Facebook site and participate in a digital conversation about Guthrie’s iconic novel.
To read the entire February Newsletter – click here 
Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
khurtle@mt.gov 
Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them. 
Artists February 6 2014