Arts Organizations August 22, 2014


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August 22, 2014
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Dear Kristin,
  
Below you will find links to opportunities, resources, research and articles of interest to arts organizations and advocates.  Click on anything underlined and it will take you to the link.
Announcement from MAC
The Governor’s Arts Awards 2015 Nomination Process is now open.
The Governor’s Arts Awards program honors outstanding citizens and organizations in Montana whose achievements in the arts, or on behalf of the arts, benefit all Montanans. Anyone or any organization in Montana with commensurate accomplishments can be nominated for the Governor’s Arts Awards. Awards are not given posthumously.
To make the final selections, the council uses these criteria:
1. Worthiness of statewide recognition
2. Integrity
3. Excellence
Key Dates
August 18 – December 15, 2014 – Nomination process is open for submissions
Mid February 2015 – Council members select up to six awardees
Early June 2015 – Awards Ceremony and Reception in Helena
 CONFERENCES
 
Engage: Aligning Mission, Meaning & Capacity for High Performance
October 1-3, 2014 in Helena
 ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
How do in-school arts education programs affect student creativity, academics, or social outcomes? Join researchers from the Kennedy Center and Johns Hopkins University as they share their investigation of these topics. Ivonne Chand O’Neal is director of research and evaluation at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and she will share her study on the Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program on Washington DC-area public school students. Mariale Hardiman, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and former principal of Roland Park Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland, will discuss her work at the intersection of cognitive research and effective teaching strategies.
August 27 1:00 pm MDT
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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The NEA is interested in value-oriented research that will measure or clarify one or more factors, characteristics, and conditions of the U.S. arts ecosystem, as well as impact-oriented research that will investigate the direct and indirect benefits of arts participation on health and well-being, cognitive capacity, learning, creativity, community livability, or economic prosperity.
Grant guidelines webinar September 3, 1:00 pm MDT
Starting on September 8, the Multi-Arts Production Fund (MAP) will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry from artists, ensembles, producers, and arts presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies this spirit of exploration and inquiry. The fund is particularly interested in work that examines notions of cultural difference or “the other,” whether based in class, gender, generation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or another aspect of diversity. Only projects that contain a live performance will be considered.  
Grants up to $45,000 will be awarded in 2014 to nonprofit arts organizations. Unincorporated artists or ensembles may apply to the fund through a fiscal sponsor. Organizations and artists must demonstrate at least two years of professional experience.
Upon review of LOIs, selected applicants will be notified during the week of November 3, 2014, and invited to submit full proposals.
See the MAP Fund website for complete program guidelines, a schedule for upcoming informational webinars (beginning August 15), and application procedures.
Deadline: October 3, 2014 (Letters of Inquiry)
USArtists grants are available to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets anywhere in the world outside of the United States and its territories. Mark your calendar with these deadlines.
September 5, 2014 for projects taking place between November 1, 2014-October 31, 2015.
December 5, 2014 for projects taking place between March 1, 2015- February 29, 2016
April 17, 2015 for projects taking place between July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016.
This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $6 million in grants for organizations that provide financial and technical assistance to develop recipients’ capacity to carry out housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects. The awards are being made available under the Rural Community Development Initiative. Recipients must be non-profit organizations, low-income rural communities, or federally recognized tribes.
Deadline: November 12.
The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is an identity-based organization dedicated to the self-determination of Native peoples and the sovereignty of their distinct nations.
To that end, the fund supports Indigenous-initiated and -led community-based organizations and projects aligned with its program areas: arts and cultural expression, environmental health and justice, human rights, intergenerational leadership, sustainable communities, and women’s leadership.
1) Arts and Cultural Expression: Provides support to grassroots Native communities and cultural arts organizations. Priority is given to holistic community health and cultural renewal efforts using traditional and contemporary art forms to express cultural diversity.
Deadline: September 15, 2014
From First Peoples Fund 
The 2014 Cultural Capital Program provides tradition bearers of tribal communities the opportunity to further their important cultural work. The program is designed to support previous year Community Spirit Award recipients allowing them to commit more time in teaching and sharing their ancestral knowledge and practices with others who want to learn.
Grant amount: $5,000
Application deadline: September 1, 2014 (postmark deadline)
 
The 2014 Artist in Business Leadership Program is an independent business arts fellowship program that features a working capital grant of $5,000 to be used to support a one year marketing plan/strategy or business goal as defined by the artist applicant. Artists will receive technical assistance, a professional network of peers, as well as travel funds to participate in FPF’s individualized professional development workshops. The fellowship also provides a focus on new works to stimulate creativity and a renewal of energy in Native art expression.
Grant amount: $5,000
Application deadline: September 1, 2014 (postmark deadline)
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
VSA Montana is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting access to the arts for people with disabilities throughout the state of Montana. VSA Montana is part of a dynamic network of VSA arts affiliates throughout the country, and international affiliates around the world.
The Executive Director is responsible for strategic planning, collaborative networking and partnerships in the arts and disabilities communities, policy and program development and management, fund-raising, fiscal oversight, and marketing. The Executive Director will ensure successful outreach and programming in education and professional development, and will advocate for cultural access for people with disabilities statewide.
Call 406-549-2984 for details, or click on the link above. Position is open until filled by a qualified candidate.
  
The Arizona Commission on the Arts Job Listings
Job Listings for local and national employers in the arts, education and nonprofit sectors are submitted by employers and are posted according to their preferences, instructions and timeframes. Listings may be posted until an employer has formally made a hire and may therefore remain on this page after submission deadlines have passed.
Find jobs in arts administration, performing and visual arts, and more. Post an anonymous resume, or create an alert to be notified of new vacancies.
 GENERAL INTEREST
Grantmakers in the Arts welcomes Jim McDonald as its new deputy director/director of programs. McDonald will work with current GIA deputy director/director of programs, Tommer Peterson, beginning September 29, 2014, and will officially take over the position January 1, 2015. Peterson will retire at the end of 2014 after serving GIA in several capacities over the past fourteen years.

“Jim McDonald’s career represents the diverse nature of GIA’s membership serving arts organizations and individual artists with a proven commitment to our core values,” stated Janet Brown, President & CEO. “Trained as a visual artist, McDonald has worked for arts nonprofits as well as corporate, public, and private funders. As a funder, he developed portfolios intentionally serving small and mid-sized organizations, major institutions, artists, arts groups, and communities of color. We look forward to what he will bring to the GIA team.”

Jim has over thirty years of experience in the arts field as a grantmaker, curator, arts administrator, and art consultant. Most recently, he was senior program officer for Arts and Culture at The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in Seattle. He has served on numerous grant panels and boards of directors, including Grantmakers in the Arts.

A native of Denver, McDonald received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and served as a Fellow in the Museum Program at the National Endowment for the Arts. He was the public art director for the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, curator of the Safeco Art Collection, a founding board member of 4Culture, and vice-chair of the board for Artist Trust of Washington. Jim presently serves on advisory committees for WESTAF, Cornish College for the Arts, and ArtsFund.

In addition to artists getting needed health care this TEDx talk shows how the arts can build and enhance community.
  
 Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.
Sincerely,
KarenDe Herman
Montana Arts Council
406-444-6430
Arts Organizations August 22, 2014

Arts Organizations August 6, 2014


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August 6, 2014
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Dear Kristin,
  
Below you will find links to opportunities, resources, research and articles of interest to arts organizations and advocates.  Click on anything underlined and it will take you to the link.
ONLINE LEARNING
Free Webinar from Montana Nonprofits Association
Unemployment Insurance Alternative could save your organization 40-60% on your unemployment insurance costs
Instead of paying unemployment tax directly to the State of Montana, 501(c)(3)  organizations can purchase alternative insurance at a much reduced rate and reimburse the state for validated claims dollar for dollar. This may translate into savings of as much as 40-60% of your unemployment costs. This program works best for organizations with 10 or more FTEs.
To Register:  Email Jim Lawrence
MNA Director of Membership and Resource Development
August 12, 2014 12:00 – 12:30 p.m
Article Headline
 
The Montana Nonprofit Association’s 2014 Annual Conference focuses on the theme of organizational impact and effectiveness through the unique lens of engagement.
Sep 30 – Oct 2, 2014
Helena, MT
 NATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Residency
Offering two to eight week residencies for writers, visual artists, and music composers. Housing, studio space, and stipend are provided.
Deadline: September 1, 2014
Professional Development
Convening presenters, artists, and agents around the shared goal of programming live performances. The conference features 185 exhibits, over 170 performances, networking, speakers, classes and workshops. Four days in Seattle of artistic exploration, insight, and business.
September 2-5, 2014
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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The next deadline for regular, major, and film and digital grants is August 20th.
We will begin considering Opportunity Grant applications once again on October 1, for programs taking place November 1 or later. Full information on grant guidelines and deadlines is available at the grants section of our website.
   
Digital Humanities Projects Funded
The Digital Humanities Start-up Grants program supports innovative digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. The application deadline is September 11, 2014.

 
Funds for Nonprofit Organizations in Selected States
The Heineman Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, and North Carolina. The Foundation’s general areas of interest include the following: programs that enable economically challenged women to enter and remain in the workplace; environmental research that helps prevent water degradation; live music performance for education and outreach; research into prevention and treatment of childhood illnesses; programs that enable youth to think, create, and communicate effectively; and programs that promote high achievement in music, science, and literature. The Foundation provides seed money for start-up projects as well as new programs within existing organizations.
The application deadline is September 1, 2014. 
  
USArtists International
The guidelines and online application are now available for the 2015 USArtists International program. The program provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists from across the country who have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and, new this year, performing arts markets anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories.
The application deadline for the first of three grant rounds of the 2015 program is Friday, September 5, 2014 for projects taking place between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015. This is a submission deadline.
Additional deadlines for the 2015 program cycle include:
December 5, 2014 for projects taking place between March 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016
April 17, 2015 for projects taking place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016
The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year.
Deadline for Applications is October 27, 2014
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Arizona Commission on the Arts maintains a Job Listings page that is meant to serve job seekers and local/national employers in the arts, education and nonprofit sectors. Job Listings are submitted by employers and are posted according to their preferences, instructions and timeframes. Listings may be posted until an employer has formally made a hire and may therefore remain on this page after submission deadlines have passed.
 GOOD READING
From the NEA
by Bill O’Brien, NEA Senior Adviser for Program Innovation
 
From the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture in Bozeman 
This study analyzes the economic impacts of the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture located in Bozeman, Montana. The study is based on an analysis of the Emerson’s annual operating statement.
  
 Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.
Sincerely,
KarenDe Herman
Montana Arts Council
406-444-6430
Arts Organizations August 6, 2014

Arts Organizations July 24, 2014


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July 24, 2014
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Dear Kristin,
  
Below you will find links to opportunities, resources, research and articles of interest to arts organizations and advocates.  Click on anything underlined and it will take you to the link.
ONLINE LEARNING
Is your community a place for possibilities? Can residents bring their ideas to life, take risks, make connections and hone their creative skills?

Grassroots grantmaking focuses on helping people-powered organizations turn possibilities into realities. Through small grants, residents move from dreaming to doing and become critical change makers in their community.

Janis Foster Richardson, executive director of Grassroots Grantmakers, joins CommunityMatters on Thursday, July 31 for an hour-long webinar. You’ll hear how local governments, nonprofits, foundations and other community groups are supporting people in making positive change. 

 Thursday, July 31, 2014 4-5 PM EDT
 
From Creative Capital
Webinars are $25 each.
Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
This webinar will examine the seven elements of strategic marketing, and how we can use them to advance our communities and careers. For a sneak peek of what you can expect from this webinar, take a look at Brian’s recent posts on Creative Capital’s Blog The Lab here and here.
Monday July 28, 7:00-8:30pm EST
Artist-Community Engagement, with Stephanie Bleyer
Led by Stephanie Bleyer, this 90-minute webinar will highlight effective practices for community outreach & engagement based on several action-oriented case studies. Artists of all disciplines will learn how to produce effective engagement campaigns for artwork that contains social justice content.
Thursday July 31, 7:00-8:30pm EST
  
 NATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Performing Arts
The Observership Program grants emerging directors and choreographers paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country.
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Residency
Offering two to eight week residencies for writers, visual artists, and music composers. Housing, studio space, and stipend are provided.
Deadline: September 1, 2014
Professional Development
Convening presenters, artists, and agents around the shared goal of programming live performances. The conference features 185 exhibits, over 170 performances, networking, speakers, classes and workshops. Four days in Seattle of artistic exploration, insight, and business.
September 2-5, 2014
  
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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The 2014 Tourism Infrastructure Investment Program (TIIP) Grant Funding Pool is $500,000.
Application deadline is 5 pm, Friday, August 1.
All TIIP Materials are available at http://travelmontana.mt.gov/forms
Any TIIP Grant questions can be directed to MT Office of Tourism’s Victor Bjornberg, 841-2795, vbjornberg@mt.gov
Humanities Montana
The next deadline for regular, major, and film and digital grants is August 20th.
We will begin considering Opportunity Grant applications once again on October 1, for programs taking place November 1 or later. Full information on grant guidelines and deadlines is available at the grants section of our website.
  
State of Montana
Your Sponsors, Montana Ambassadors and Montana Economic Developers Association, encourage you to attend these key Montana Main Street Project Regional Meetings to build a business plan for Montana by Montanans. Register today and plan to attend!
The Main Street Montana Project recognizes that each region of Montana has unique assets, strategies, challenges and characteristics.  The goal of the Regional Meetings is to facilitate a work session that focuses on the Five Pillars, Goals and Objectives of the Main Street Montana Project Business Plan.  Through this process, regional priorities will be identified, action plans will be formulated, and work teams will be formed.

Please join us to create a regional implementation plan for the Main Street Montana Project.  Register to receive a name tag, which is your lunch ticket! Meeting sites for each regional meeting location are identified in the registration process.

Regional Meetings take place from 10 am – 4 pm:
Southwest Region: Fairmont, August 11th
North Central Region: Great Falls, August 19th 

USArtists International
The guidelines and online application are now available for the 2015 USArtists International program. The program provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists from across the country who have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and, new this year, performing arts markets anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories.
The application deadline for the first of three grant rounds of the 2015 program is Friday, September 5, 2014 for projects taking place between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015. This is a submission deadline.
Additional deadlines for the 2015 program cycle include:
December 5, 2014 for projects taking place between March 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016
April 17, 2015 for projects taking place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016
The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of tribal Nations. The Fund’s primary grantmaking program areas include the following: Arts and Cultural Expression, Environmental Health and Justice, Human Rights, Sustainable Communities, Intergenerational Leadership, and Women’s Leadership. Grants from $600 to $5,000 are provided to Native communities that address one or more of the Fund’s program areas. The upcoming application deadline is September 15, 2014. (Mini-grants of up to $500 are reviewed throughout the year.) Application guidelines and forms are available on the Fund’s website.
 GENERAL INTEREST
Check out GreatNonprofits
Summer is an ideal time for exploring. If you haven’t taken a walk through GreatNonprofits, I highly recommend you take five and do it. This website is supported by several rock stars in the world of philanthropy who want to make real-time information about nonprofits widely accessible. You know how we cannot resist looking at ratings on Travelocity, Zagats or Amazon? Apply the same concept to nonprofits and you have GreatNonprofits. The site is designed to “allow people to find, review, and share information about great — and perhaps not yet great — nonprofits and charities.” The site is refreshing, efficient and beneficial.
SURVEY OF CULTURAL WORKERS

Dear Colleagues,

My name is Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler. I am currently conducting a national study of U. S. cultural workers. I write to humbly ask if you will encourage all of your staff, as well as all cultural workers whose primary responsibilities are administrative and/or managerial from your respective states to participate in a 10 minute on-line survey. 
Your participation is critically important because no study has broadly examined administrative and managerial cultural workers since 1987. That’s a 25 year gap in knowledge about the demographic profile, early exposure to arts education, income levels, benefits, and job satisfaction of administrative and managerial cultural workers in the U.S.
To date, I have collected approximately 287 responses to the survey. However, my goal is attain at least 750 responses. You and your constituents may easily access the survey here.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via e-mail. Thank you for you consideration.
Sincerely,
Antonio C. Cuyler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Arts Administration & Coordinator of Internships
Department of Art Education
Florida State University
1072 WJB-1232
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1232
Office Phone: (850) 645-0473
Skype: acuyler78
Fall 2014 Office Hours: Wednesday (1 – 4 pm) by appointment only.

  
 Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.
Sincerely,
KarenDe Herman
Montana Arts Council
406-444-6430
Arts Organizations July 24, 2014

Arts Organizations July 9, 2014


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July 9, 2014
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Dear Kristin,
  
Below you will find links to opportunities, resources, research and articles of interest to arts organizations and advocates.  Click on anything underlined and it will take you to the link.
 2015 Governor’s Humanities Awards
Humanities Montana seeks nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Humanities Awards, to be conferred at a February 19, 2015, ceremony in the State Capitol.
The humanities include the study of literature, history, Native American cultures, philosophy, languages, religious studies and other disciplines.
The deadline is Friday, August 1. Nominations should be no more than 1000 words and should address the nominee’s contributions to the humanities. Nominations for both individuals and organizations will be considered. Members of the Humanities Montana board and its staff are not eligible for consideration, and we cannot honor individuals posthumously.
Nominations should be sent to Governor’s Humanities Awards, Humanities Montana, 311 Brantly, Missoula, MT 59812.
ONLINE LEARNING
Sailing Right Through Grant Administration
Accurate and thorough administration of current grants is one the biggest predictors of success in getting future grants for your organization. This webinar will give participants a complete tutorial in the administration of foundation, corporate, state, and federal grants. The presentation will include the following topics: the grant agreement, financial recordkeeping, environmental review, labor standards, performance reporting, evaluation, retention of records, and the monitoring visit. In addition, some general distinctions will be drawn between the grant administration requirements for foundation and corporate grants as opposed to government grants. Finally, some of the possible penalties for non-compliance will be discussed, which will help grant professionals to understand beforehand what obligations come with grants. This webinar will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Visit the link above to register.
From Montana Nonprofit Association
Tuesday – July 8
Interviewing: Doing It Right, Doing It Legally
Tuesday – July 15
Employee Handbooks: To Have or Not to Have
Tuesday – July 22
Confronting and Coaching the Problem Employee
Tuesday – July 29
Discipline and Termination in Montana
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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The Northwest Film Center’s Fresh Film Northwest 2014. This festival is free to enter and 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. Deadline is August 1. There is no entry fee.
More info, including submission forms, can be found here: http://www.nwfilm.org/festivals/freshfilm/ 
GRAMMY FOUNDATION® GRANT PROGRAM: 2015 LETTER OF INQUIRY ONLINE

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.
  
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.
From GrantStation
Funds for Native American Arts Programs in the Upper Midwest
First Nations Development Institute: Native Arts Capacity-Building Initiative

First Nations Development Institute believes that Native Peoples hold the capacity and ingenuity to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual, and cultural well-being of their communities. Through the Native Arts Capacity-Building Initiative, First Nations will support Native American organizations and tribal government programs that serve the field of Native American arts and artists in tribal communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Up to six grants of up to $30,000 each will be awarded to strengthen the organizational, managerial, and programmatic capacity of existing programs. The application deadline is July 31, 2014. Visit the First Nations website to learn more about the initiative and to submit an online application.
MT Office of Tourism
The 2014 Tourism Infrastructure Investment Program (TIIP) Grant Funding Pool is $500,000.
Application deadline is 5 pm, Friday, August 1.
All TIIP Materials are available at http://travelmontana.mt.gov/forms
Any TIIP Grant questions can be directed to MT Office of Tourism’s Victor Bjornberg, 841-2795, vbjornberg@mt.gov
Humanities Montana
The next deadline for regular, major, and film and digital grants is August 20th.
We will begin considering Opportunity Grant applications once again on October 1, for programs taking place November 1 or later. Full information on grant guidelines and deadlines is available at the grants section of our website.
  
  
State of Montana
Your Sponsors, Montana Ambassadors and Montana Economic Developers Association, encourage you to attend these key Montana Main Street Project Regional Meetings to build a business plan for Montana by Montanans. Register today and plan to attend!
The Main Street Montana Project recognizes that each region of Montana has unique assets, strategies, challenges and characteristics.  The goal of the Regional Meetings is to facilitate a work session that focuses on the Five Pillars, Goals and Objectives of the Main Street Montana Project Business Plan.  Through this process, regional priorities will be identified, action plans will be formulated, and work teams will be formed.

Please join us to create a regional implementation plan for the Main Street Montana Project.  Register to receive a name tag, which is your lunch ticket! Meeting sites for each regional meeting location are identified in the registration process.

The following Regional Meetings take place from 10 am – 4 pm:

Eastern Region: Glendive, July 15th
South Central Region: Billings, July 16th
Western Region: Polson, July 23rd
Southwest Region: Fairmont, August 11th
North Central Region: Great Falls, August 19th

  
  
Web conference from Grantsmakers In The Arts
July 15 Web Conference: Findings from NFF’s 2014 National Survey
The State of the Arts: Findings from NFF’s 2014 National Survey will be held on Tuesday, July 15 at 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT.

With support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) is exploring how cultural organizations are faring, coping, and adapting in a changing artistic and economic environment. Sandi C. McKinley, NFF’s Director of Advisory Services, will provide a summary of key findings and insights into what these findings reveal about the current arts environment. This web conference builds on the dialogue of GIA’s Conversations on Capitalization and Communities.

GIA web conferences are open to everyone and free to GIA members. Registration and further information.

Governance and Fundraising Compliance
Friday, July 18 — 12noon – 3:00pm
Great Falls Hilton Garden Inn
Presented by:
Laura Hoehn
Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold, PLLC — Bozeman
Melanie Schell
Bannack Group, LLC — Bozeman
 
Member rate of $60 through Monday, July 14.
  
  
SEEKING NOMINATIONS
Humanities Montana
Last Call! Humanities Montana seeks nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Humanities Awards, to be conferred at a February 19, 2015, ceremony in the State Capitol.
The humanities include the study of literature, history, Native American cultures, philosophy, languages, religious studies and other disciplines. The deadline is Friday, August 1.
Funds Available for Innovative Art Efforts
The Art Works program supports innovative efforts to ensure the vitality of the arts. The application deadline is July 24, 2014.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Marketing and PR Intern, West Valley Arts Council
Organization/Company:
West Valley Arts Council
Location:
Surprise, AZ
Deadline:
15 August, 2014
Arts Education Coordinator, West Valley Arts Council
Organization/Company:
West Valley Arts Council
Location:
Surprise, AZ
Deadline:
1 August, 2014
Teaching Artist, Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children
Organization/Company:
Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children
Location:
Phoenix, AZ
Deadline:
20 July, 2014
Program Specialist: School Programs, Phoenix Art Museum
Organization/Company:
Phoenix Art Museum
Location:
Phoenix, AZ
Deadline:
(none listed)
Ticket & Patron Services Sales Representative, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Organization/Company:
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Location:
Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline:
(none listed)
Call for Comic Book & Video Game Professionals, Desert Broom Library
Organization/Company:
Desert Broom Library
Location:
29710 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85331
Deadline:
21 July, 2014
  
Community Arts Specialist, University of Missouri Extension
Organization/Company:
University of Missouri Extension
Location:
Lexington, MO
Deadline:
15 July, 2014
WaterWorks Art Museum, Miles City, MT
Two positions are open at WaterWorks in Miles City.
Education Director
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position. 
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately.
Executive Director
Applications are being accepted now and the position will remain open until filled.
Helena Symphony, Helena, MT
Director of Patron Services
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 
  
Find jobs in arts administration, performing and visual arts, and more. Post an anonymous resume, or create an alert to be notified of new vacancies.
GOOD READING
From AFTA
The 25 Most Amazing Community Arts Projects
As the arts continue to gain ground in advancing other field’s goals, check out who is taking note of community art projects! The Social Work Degree Guide acknowledges the value of community arts in social work, pointing to 25 community arts projects that build self-esteem and contribute to revitalizing disenfranchised communities, among other social benefits. Some of the projects chosen for their ingenuity and ability to fully engage and inspire their communities include Pictures of Garbage, Los Angeles Poverty Department, and Beacon Food Forest. See the full article!
Pillsbury House + Theatre Report 
Read how a nonprofit theater and a social service agency rediscovered their shared history and unified operations to become a center for creativity and community. In Arts Integration as Pathway to Unity in the Community, veteran arts funder and journalist Nancy Fushan uses narratives, interviews, assessment methods, and evaluation data to tell the transformative story of Pillsbury House and Theatre.
Calling All Rural Leaders!                                        
How are partnerships between the creative arts and agriculture producing innovative strategies for economic development and community vitality? Join the discussion with rural practitioners and leaders across the Southeast for dialogue, workshops, and exploration September 3-5. Register Now! 
From NASAA
Rescue Failing Arts Organizations? By Jonathan Katz
National Arts and Cultural Policy Agenda Revised
NASAA has revised its prime arts and cultural policy paper for the current and upcoming election cycles. Advancing America’s Creativity: An Agenda for Leadership in Support of the Arts and Cultural Activities, offers seven policy recommendations to Congress. These include providing adequate support for the National Endowment for the Arts, ensuring a strong federal-state partnership, supporting arts education, and drawing on arts and cultural resources to address national issues.
Regional Comparisons of Public Funding for the Arts
The Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago recently released a report comparing public funding for the arts in 13 cities and metropolitan regions across the United States. The report measures dollars received in the regions by examining National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants data, state arts agency grants data provided by NASAA and local funding mechanisms. While the primary narrative of the report focuses on Chicago, the analysis of funding sources, mechanisms and types of support across the country is highly relevant to anyone interested in public funding for the arts.

 
MT Office of Tourism
A Return to Authentic Travel Thanks to Technology
This month’s Travel and Marketing Trends report looks at the intersection of functional social media and experiential travelers. Tapping everything from Instagram to the dating app Tinder, retailers, destinations, hotels and marketers are leveraging functional social media to reach users who are already active participants in online conversations, blurring the lines between social sharing, marketing and networking.
Instagram’s New Photo Editing Tools Makes Pictures Pop 
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.
National Endowment for the Arts
In this new recurring feature, we ask artists and arts organizations to take a look at the opportunity gaps in their fields. CFM takes a look at the museums field, natch!

The Importance of Taking Children to Museums: We asked museum educators from Blue Star Museums around the country to tell us why they think it’s important to take children to museums. Here’s what they had to say. 

From Museum 2.0
ARTSblog
What is the Future of Arts Journalism
  
Arts Midwest has released Capacity building and resilience: What participants learned through ArtsLab featuring a summary essay and profiles of eight organizations participating in the program that provides key insights on leadership development and takeaways for grantmakers that inform both the field of organizational development, as well as the larger field of arts and culture.
The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Clark as Director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity. Clark has served as Acting Director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity since November 2012 and will continue to manage the NEA’s grantmaking in this area, as well as the program’s special initiatives, such as Blue Star Museums.
IRS rolls out new 1023-EZ for exempt applications

Last week, the IRS gave the official launch to the new Form 1023-EZ, a shorter version of the traditional application for groups seeking 501(c)(3) exempt status. The tax agency announced a streamlined version was forthcoming in March and solicited public comments. According to the press release, as many as 70 percent of 501(c)(3) hopefuls are eligible to submit the three-page form, edited down from the 26-page original, which is available to certain organizations with gross receipts up to $50,000 and assets up to $250,000. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said the change will reduce wait times for applicants and enable his agency to “devote more compliance activity on the back end to ensure groups are actually doing the charitable work they apply to do.” Unlike its longer counterpart, the Form 1023-EZ must be filed electronically. Some sector leaders raise concerns about the new form, including the fact that applicants miss the educational benefits inherent in completing the full Form 1023. Source: IRS Press Release, BNA Daily Tax Report. Read more
   
  
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Sincerely,
KarenDe Herman
Montana Arts Council
406-444-6430
Arts Organizations July 9, 2014

Arts Organizations June 25 2014


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Dear Kristin,
  
Below you will find links to opportunities, resources, research and articles of interest to arts organizations and advocates.  Click on anything underlined and it will take you to the link.
 2015 Governor’s Humanities Awards
Humanities Montana seeks nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Humanities Awards, to be conferred at a February 19, 2015, ceremony in the State Capitol.
The humanities include the study of literature, history, Native American cultures, philosophy, languages, religious studies and other disciplines.
The deadline is Friday, August 1. Nominations should be no more than 1000 words and should address the nominee’s contributions to the humanities. Nominations for both individuals and organizations will be considered. Members of the Humanities Montana board and its staff are not eligible for consideration, and we cannot honor individuals posthumously.
Nominations should be sent to Governor’s Humanities Awards, Humanities Montana, 311 Brantly, Missoula, MT 59812.
ONLINE LEARNING
from Montana Nonprofit Association
Tuesday – July 8
Interviewing: Doing It Right, Doing It Legally
Tuesday – July 15
Employee Handbooks: To Have or Not to Have
Tuesday – July 22
Confronting and Coaching the Problem Employee
Tuesday – July 29
Discipline and Termination in Montana
From GrantStation
Accurate and thorough administration of current grants is one the biggest predictors of success in getting future grants for your organization. This webinar will give participants a complete tutorial in the administration of foundation, corporate, state, and federal grants. The presentation will include the following topics: the grant agreement, financial recordkeeping, environmental review, labor standards, performance reporting, evaluation, retention of records, and the monitoring visit.
In addition, some general distinctions will be drawn between the grant administration requirements for foundation and corporate grants as opposed to government grants. Finally, some of the possible penalties for non-compliance will be discussed, which will help grant professionals to understand beforehand what obligations come with grants. This webinar will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Proposal writing is the skill most sought after by savvy nonprofit staff members. On the one hand, writing a grant proposal is quite simple and follows a basic formula. However, submitting a proposal may be your only chance to put the case for funding your organization in front of a foundation, so you want to be sure to do it right. In this webinar, Judith Margolin provides invaluable tips on developing a compelling proposal narrative, what your proposal package should include, how to let your funder take the lead, and advice on writing and submission techniques that get your proposal noticed by foundation decision makers. This webinar is for beginning and intermediate grantwriters who want to learn specifically about proposals to foundations. The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014.
From Intermountain West Funder Network
Janis Foster Richardson of Grassroots Grantmakers joins CommunityMatters on Wednesday, July 23 for an hour-long event on grassroots grants. You’ll hear how local governments, nonprofits, foundations and other community groups are supporting everyday people in making positive change through small grant programs.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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Funds Available for Innovative Art Efforts
The Art Works program supports innovative efforts to ensure the vitality of the arts. The application deadline is July 24, 2014.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
WaterWorks Art Museum, Miles City, MT
Two positions are open at WaterWorks in Miles City.
Education Director
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position. 
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately.
Executive Director
Applications are being accepted now and the position will remain open until filled.
Helena Symphony, Helena, MT
Director of Patron Services
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 
Grantsmakers in the Arts, Seattle, WA
In the hopes to have someone to fill this position before this fall, GIA will begin a national search immediately.
Deadline: July 3
Find jobs in arts administration, performing and visual arts, and more. Post an anonymous resume, or create an alert to be notified of new vacancies.
 SONGWRITERS: Help ensure competition in the music royalty system
Here’s an interesting opportunity for all of you songwriters and musicians out there. The Department of Justice (DOJ) wants the help of songwriters and composers to review its anti-trust Consent Decree with ASCAP and BMI. These two groups are nonprofit performance-rights organizations that collect licensing fees for their members. A Consent Decree is a judge-ordered settlement agreement; the ASCAP agreement can be found here. The DOJ wants to learn your thoughts on how it can ensure competition in the music royalty system. For more information on the DOJ’s call for comments, please read the press release.
All comments should be submitted by electronic mail to ASCAP-BMI-decree-review@usdoj.gov by August 6, 2014 and will be posted in their entirety for public review at this web address. Information that parties wish to keep confidential should not be included in their comments. Comments may also be sent, preferably by courier or overnight service, to:
Chief, Litigation III Section
Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice
450 5th Street NW, Suite 4000
Washington, DC 20001
 GOOD READING
This post was written by my colleague Nora Grant, Community Programs Coordinator at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.
 “Pop Up” has become an international buzz term to describe ephemeral, experimental projects–from pop up restaurants to pop up boutiques–but a “Pop Up Museum” is still somewhat mystifying. How can you take something as substantial and precious as a museum and add a pop up twist?
As a part of the grantseeking community, you know how important it is to stay on top of trends. The State of Grantseeking reports spotlight recent developments in funding so that organizations can be more strategic in their grantseeking. These free survey results, which reflect the grantseeking experiences of over 1,200 respondents, can serve as benchmarks for organizations to compare their grantseeking efforts with those of other, comparable organizations
   
  
 Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.
Sincerely,
KarenDe Herman
Montana Arts Council
406-444-6430
Arts Organizations June 25 2014

Arts Organizations June 11 2014


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June 11 2014
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Dear Kristin,
Greetings from your rejuvenated Arts Council staff!
We just returned from a glorious weekend in the Bitterroot Valley, where we not only held our semi-annual Council meeting in Hamilton, but we also got to take advantage of the Artists Along the Bitterroot Studio Tour. We witnessed an incredible amount of artistic energy and creativity in that corner of Montana.
Below you will find links to opportunities, resources, research and articles of interest to arts organizations and advocates.  Click on anything underlined and it will take you to the link.
 MAC WEBINAR NEXT WEDNESDAY
Mark your calendar for MAC’s
The Art of Leadership free webinar
Website the Key to Telling Our Story
Wednesday, June 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In this webinar we’ll feature Kalispell’s Glacier Symphony and Chorale’s website with Executive Director Alan Satterlee leading the conversation. This successful website is their primary source for someone to get familiar with the organization. It’s easy to navigate, and highly presentable.  It provides quick up to date access to their programs with highly visible click-through for ticket purchases.  Take a peek at www.gscmusic.org.
  
To log in as our guest go to MAC’s homepage www.art.mt.gov : The Art of Leadership or click here
The site opens 15 minutes prior to the start time.
 2015 Governor’s Humanities Awards
Humanities Montana seeks nominations for the 2015 Governor’s Humanities Awards, to be conferred at a February 19, 2015, ceremony in the State Capitol.
The humanities include the study of literature, history, Native American cultures, philosophy, languages, religious studies and other disciplines.
The deadline is Friday, August 1. Nominations should be no more than 1000 words and should address the nominee’s contributions to the humanities. Nominations for both individuals and organizations will be considered. Members of the Humanities Montana board and its staff are not eligible for consideration, and we cannot honor individuals posthumously.
Nominations should be sent to Governor’s Humanities Awards, Humanities Montana, 311 Brantly, Missoula, MT 59812.
 WEBINARS AND CONFERENCES
from Creative Capital
Monday, June 16, 5:00-6:30 pm MDT
  
Authentic Branding, with Maxine Lapiduss
Thursday, June 19, 5:00-6:30 pm MDT
  
from Montana Nonprofit Association
Tuesday – July 8
Interviewing: Doing It Right, Doing It Legally
Tuesday – July 15
Employee Handbooks: To Have or Not to Have
Tuesday – July 22
Confronting and Coaching the Problem Employee
Tuesday – July 29
Discipline and Termination in Montana
There’s no question that the capabilities and usage of mobile devices continue to rise as technology advances. That means new and existing audiences are using mobile devices to search for your organization, access information about it, and even purchase tickets. If your arts organization has yet to embrace mobile, you’ll soon be left behind. As more arts organizations adopt new forms of technology to engage audiences, you must evaluate your own organization’s (and audience’s) mobile needs and act on them. In this webinar, you will hear how organizations have used mobile in innovative (and in some cases, free!) ways.
July 9, 2014 1:00 p.m. MDT
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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Funds Available for Innovative Art Efforts
The Art Works program supports innovative efforts to ensure the vitality of the arts. The application deadline is July 24, 2014.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
WaterWorks Art Museum, Miles City, MT
Two positions are open at WaterWorks in Miles City.
Education Director
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position. 
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately.
Executive Director
Applications are being accepted now and the position will remain open until filled.
Helena Symphony, Helena, MT
Director of Patron Services
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 
Deputy Director
Closing Date: June 13
Arizona Musicfest, Scottsdale, AZ
Donor and Patron Services Manager
  
Find jobs in arts administration, performing and visual arts, and more. Post an anonymous resume, or create an alert to be notified of new vacancies.
 GOOD READING
Jill Robinson, President & CEO of TRG Arts
Our field is finally beginning to embrace the importance of data, its management, and its analysis. Consequently, we now have what seems like a million ways to analyze that data. Administrators are presented with nearly everything they could possibly want to know about patrons. That’s good news and bad news. If the objective is the next right step, everything does not matter. Yet everything is what is often presented. Use these benchmarks to focus on the metrics that matter-the ones that inform your loyalty strategy and can lead to sustainable revenue
It may seem somewhat arbitrary when a piece of online content goes viral, but there is rhyme and reason to why it happens.
The art market-like just about every other realm of commercial life-is being transformed by the Internet. But how much is the digital revolution actually translating into more online purchases?
  
  
 Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.
Sincerely,
KarenDe Herman
Montana Arts Council
406-444-6430
Arts Organizations June 11 2014

Arts Organizations May 28 2014


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May 28, 2014
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Dear Kristin,
Below you will find links to opportunities, resources, research and articles of interest to arts organizations and advocates.  Click on anything underlined and it will take you to the link.
 UPCOMING MAC WEBINARS
Mark your calendar for MAC’s
The Art of Leadership free webinar
Website the Key to Telling Our Story
Wednesday, June 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In this webinar we’ll feature Kalispell’s Glacier Symphony and Chorale’s website with Executive Director Alan Satterlee leading the conversation. This successful website is their primary source for someone to get familiar with the organization. It’s easy to navigate, and highly presentable.  It provides quick up to date access to their programs with highly visible click-through for ticket purchases.  Take a peek at www.gscmusic.org.
  
To log in as our guest go to MAC’s homepage www.art.mt.gov : The Art of Leadership or click here
The site opens 15 minutes prior to the start time.
 WEBINARS AND CONFERENCES
There’s no question that the capabilities and usage of mobile devices continue to rise as technology advances. That means new and existing audiences are using mobile devices to search for your organization, access information about it, and even purchase tickets. If your arts organization has yet to embrace mobile, you’ll soon be left behind. As more arts organizations adopt new forms of technology to engage audiences, you must evaluate your own organization’s (and audience’s) mobile needs and act on them. In this webinar, you will hear how organizations have used mobile in innovative (and in some cases, free!) ways.
July 9, 2014 1:00 p.m. MDT
Business Modeling for Nonprofits: The Mission Money Balance
In this training, you will investigate how to incorporate all aspects of an organization’s functioning, including its governance, into a business model, and how to link the model to a nonprofit’s moving parts, recognizing how a decision about one aspect of your organization can impact others.
  
Sustainable Pathways from GrantStation
Funders want the organizations in which they invest to be financially stable, with a diversity of income sources that reflect the pattern of healthy nonprofits. Nonprofit organizations need stable income to allow them to fully focus on their mission. In the five-part series, Sharon Gherman will discuss the basic steps of creating a sustainable, balanced two-year fundraising plan. 
Session One
Do you know where the money for your nonprofit is coming from now? In this session, Sharon Gherman will discuss how to analyze your current income sources and compare your results to that of a financially healthy nonprofit. The next steps will be to learn how to plan your next two years’ fundraising and program objectives, review the eight major methods of raising funds, and learn how to save money without gutting your mission and correct current funding deficits. This first session is foundational to the remaining webinars in this series and will give you the background you need to further explore the individual fundraising topics in the following four webinars. A variety of worksheets will be sent prior to the webinar in preparation for the class. 
June 4, 2014, noon MDT
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 
Grants available from First Interstate Bank in Yellowstone County
The Centennial Youth Foundation is donating more than $1 million over one hundred years to youth organizations and activities within Yellowstone County. The grants will be used to enhance athletic, cultural, educational and social service activities as well as make special projects possible. Eligibility is any group or agency which serves youth (ages 18 and under) in Yellowstone County to apply.
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Funds Available for Innovative Art Efforts
The Art Works program supports innovative efforts to ensure the vitality of the arts. The application deadline is July 24, 2014.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
WaterWorks Art Museum, Miles City, MT
Education Director
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position. 
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately.
Teaching Artist
Application Deadline: May 30, 2014
Helena Symphony, Helena, MT
Director of Patron Services
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 
Make-A-Wish Montana, Missoula, MT
Fundraising Assistant
Chicks n Chaps, Missoula, MT
Executive Director
Applications accepted until position is filled.
Find jobs in arts administration, performing and visual arts, and more. Post an anonymous resume, or create an alert to be notified of new vacancies.
 RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS
Residency, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Location: Ashland, OR
Accepting applications for literary, dramaturgy and Shakespeare dramaturgy residencies.
Deadline: July 1, 2014

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Opportunity 
The Observership Program grants emerging directors and choreographers paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country.
Deadline: July 1, 2014

The Technical Theatre Conference is for those who work behind the scenes and want to learn more. The conference will include hands-on workshops in the backstage shops and other facilities of Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. You will learn from experts in three core areas, which will be based on participants’ needs, but are tentatively planned to be set design/scene painting/etc, sound, and lighting.
The Tech Conference will also help you find resources and supplies you can utilize in your theatre, ignite (or reignite) your excitement with the magic of technical theatre, and provide you with a nationwide network of fellow techies!
  
No technical training required.
Techies with all levels of experience will benefit.  
Registration Fee: AACT member: $235 if registered by June 24
August 8-10, 2014 Grand Rapids, MI
 GOOD READING
From Guidestar
  
by Larry Checco
                            
  
 Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.
Sincerely,
KarenDe Herman
Montana Arts Council
406-444-6430
Arts Organizations May 28 2014