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|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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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
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 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.
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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
2 N. Last Chance Gulch,
Helena MT 59601
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
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
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:
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
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
Yellowstone Art Museum
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Scholarship announcement for professional performers
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
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.
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
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: