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Below you will find information on:
· FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
· JOB OPPORTUNITIES
· READING & RESEARCH
GrantStation: Webinar – Funding Rural America – Finding New Grants for Small Communities, Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Montana Nonprofit Association: HR Webinar Series: Four Wednesdays in July — 12:00-1:00pm
New Hire Orientation: Effective Hiring & Retention — July 10
A Little Respect Goes a Long Way — July 17
Pain Free Performance Appraisals — July 24
Discipline & Termination in Montana — July 31
Arts Reach:“Success Factors for Sustainable Growth” is the theme for the next National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference in San Francisco October 24-26.
GrantStation: Support for Education, Environment, and Economic Development in Montana
The PPL Montana Community Fund provides support to nonprofit organizations, schools and school districts, and colleges and universities throughout Montana. The company’s community grants are made in three program areas: The Education category focuses on arts and science instruction in schools, as well as programming for before and after school programs. The Environment category supports projects designed to improve the environment or promote public health. The Economic Development category funds programs that enhance Montana communities to make them appealing for business relocation or expansion. The upcoming application deadline is July 31, 2013. Visit the company’s website to submit an online application.
GrantStation: Contemporary Visual Arts Programs Funded – The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
The purpose of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is to foster innovative artistic expression and the creative process by supporting cultural organizations that, in turn, support artists and their work. The Foundation is focused primarily on encouraging work of a challenging and experimental nature, while noting that the interpretation of those terms may vary from place to place and culture to culture. Grants are provided to curatorial programs at museums, artists’ organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other relevant activities. The Foundation has designated one of its grants, The Wynn Kramarsky Freedom of Artistic Expression Award, to recognize the work of organizations with a deep-seated commitment to defending the First Amendment rights of artists. The next postmark deadline for proposals to the Foundation is September 1, 2013. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA): VSA is now accepting proposals from qualified arts organizations to execute a variety of programming – from the Rosemary Kennedy Internship Opportunity to program funding in the visual and performing arts. Contact Sonja Cendak, Assistant Manager, Artist Services, VSA / Accessibility Department, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts(202) 416-8823 (direct line)
Submission deadline July 31, 2013
VP MARKETING & COMMUNICATION, WALTON ART CENTER, FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Job Opening: VP Marketing & Communication
The Vice President of Marketing & Communication is responsible for creating interest, demand, and recognition for Walton Arts Center and its products through the use of all marketing vehicles including PR, product marketing, creative services, advertising, strategic relationships, and other methods. The VP of Marketing is charged with ensuring long-term audience growth and serves as a member of the senior management team.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MERCURY, HOUSTON, TX
Job Opening: Executive Director
The chamber orchestra Mercury, beginning its 13th season in September 2013, is one of Houston’s most respected and vibrant cultural organizations. Mercury’s Executive Director reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors and is the senior leader responsible for all aspects of Mercury’s management and operations. The Executive Director maintains a daily, collaborative working relationship with Mercury’s Artistic Director and is a visible, active member of Houston’s civic community.
READING & RESEARCH
NEA Art Works Blog: We asked our Facebook fans and Twitter followers to share their favorite piece of arts-related social media advice. Here’s what they had to say.
NEA Art Works Blog: Matthew Fluharty from Art of the Rural reports back from the Rural Arts and Culture Summit.
NEA Blue Star Museums Blog: A look at how four museums are using digital apps to enhance the visitor experience.
From Nonprofit Quarterly: It appears that some categories of recipients have seen legitimate gains over the last year, recovering from the cratering caused by the recession. Giving to the arts, for instance, looks like it may be recovering…
National Arts Marketing Project Newsletter: Subscriptions Going Bust…or Are They?
Terry Teachout, the drama critic at The Wall Street Journal, suggested a few weeks ago a correlation between regional theater’s “play-it-safe” programming strategies and the collapse of the American theater subscription.
National Arts Marketing Project Newsletter: WHAT WE’RE READING
Fractured Atlas: New Models, New Frontiers, New Strategies
With the introduction of new technology allowing unprecedented connection between creators and consumers, artists are quickly discovering more democratic, accessible, and innovative ways to create, produce, and fund the creation of their art.
Blue Avocado: Board Café Articles
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