Artists August 14 2013

Dear Artists,  We declared August a “Vacation from E-newsletters” month, but I thought I should drop you a line and let you know.  Kim
Here are a couple items of interest:
Visual Artists:
23rd Annual Miniature Arts Show – MonDak heritage Center, Sidney, MT
120 3rd Avenue, SE
Sidney, MT 59270  for entry form – This is not a juried entry; prizes will be awarded.  $10.00 for first piece, $8.00 for each additional piece.
Deadline for receipt of all artwork: October 25, 2013
The Art Scene Gallery – Dillon, MT
Southwest MT Area Artists Invitational – Fine Arts and Crafts
Work accepted August 4th thru September 18th, 2013
$15.00 first entry; $5.00 each additional entry, limit 3.
For more information:
For additional questions contact: Lou Copeland: Manager 406-925-0730
Performing Arts
Music Archives:
·                  I work for the GRAMMY Foundation, and we have launched our 2014 Grant Cycle and are now accepting Letters of Inquiry.  We support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, as well as scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. I would love to hear if you have any ideas about how to get this information out to those seeking music related Grants in Montana.  The GRAMMY Foundation® Grant Program is generously funded by The Recording Academy®. To date, the Program has awarded over $6 million to more than 300 noteworthy projects and we are entering our 27th year of Grant giving.  Please let me know if you and your organization may be willing to help us spread the word. I will be more than happy to send you copy for any type of web or newsletter posting you may have in mind.
For more information, please visit
Artists & Writers:
Opportunity for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni, for artists working in any genre. We want to invite you to apply to the Art.Write.Now POP-UP! A week-long residency, the pop-up will feature one artist creating work in the main Scholastic Store display window on Broadway in SoHo, NYC.
Location: Soho, NYC
Dates: September 29 – October 6, 2013
Deadline: August 31, 2013
Costs & Support: No costs. $1,000 stipend and material support
·                  Must be an alum of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
·                  Must be available September 29th to October 6th
·                  Must be able to work within a public-facing enclosed space
·                  Must be at least 18 years old to apply
Application Process: (Please send all materials to
The Art.Write.Now.POP-UP! will function as a short-term residency to commemorate the launch of the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The week long residency will feature one Art & Writing Awards alumni artist creating works or an experiential environment in the Scholastic flagship store main display window. The pop-up is a new opportunity for our alumni to reconnect with the Awards, increase support and exposure, and connect with the Scholastic employees, the city of New York, and our vast audience of partners, affiliates, students and teachers.
Timarie Harrigan
Senior Manager, Development and External Relations
Alliance for Young Artists & Writers
Tel 212 343 7717
557 Broadway
New York, New York 10012
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers presents The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Celebrating 90 years as the most prestigious recognition and scholarship program for teenage artists and writers in the U.S.
·                  Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers; Deadline for entries: August 31, 2013  1,500 to 6,000 words; Reading fee: $15.00
Artists August 14 2013

Arts Organizations from MAC 8-7-13

Happy summer to you all!  We are taking a little break in August to enjoy the beautiful Montana weather.  We’ll be back with our bi-weekly eNews in September.  Hope all is well in your neck-o-the-woods!  Cinda
Cinda Holt
Business Development Specialist
Montana Arts Council
514 Winters Lane
Stevensville, MT 59870
406.777.1777 fax

Arts Organizations from MAC 8-7-13

Arts Ed: From MAC 07-24-13

Dear Arts Educators,
Here is your late July edition of the arts education enewsletter.  I’ll be filling in as your newsletter editor through the rest of the summer – is fall really right around the corner?!
KarenDe Herman, Montana Arts Council,;  406-444-4700
Please note:  all links are underlined. Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Below you will find information on:
  • Grants
  • Legislative Action on Education and the NEA
  • Webinars
  • Reading and Research
  • Job Opportunities
The next deadline for arts education Art Works grant applications is August 8, 2013 for school-based projects. Visit the NEA’s website for more information.
House of Representatives Passes ESEA Bill
On July 19, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act by a party line vote (all Republicans voted in favor, all Democrats voted against).  This bill reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (previously referred to as No Child Left Behind).
As you may remember, a similar Senate bill (supported by Democrats, but not Republicans) passed in a Senate Committee earlier this summer.  Next steps in this process will be the full Senate considering this legislation in the fall. Hopefully a House and Senate Conference would then agree on a final bill to send to the President for his signature into law.
As a reminder, the Senate version of this legislation has several key elements of the AEFC policy agenda aimed at advancing arts education in Federal education law. By passing this bill in the House, we now have the opportunity for our arts elements to appear in a compromise bill if the Senate passes their bill this fall.
Proposed cuts to NEA funding
On July 22, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment (which has jurisdiction over the budget of the National Endowment for the Arts [NEA]) released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2014. While it was expected that the House would recommend a reduction in funding for the NEA, the proposed level, $75 million, is more substantial than anticipated: almost 50% lower than the NEA’s current level ($146 million). Legislative Alert: House Subcommittee Proposes Cuts to NEA Funding
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Webinar About Music Education and Neuroscience
As part of a growing body of research on arts and brain function, music research has many people listening. Neuroscience has helped to demonstrate the work of innovative music-education programs around the country. One such program, Harmony Project, is an award-winning organization that provides research-based music education to at-risk youth in Los Angeles, California. For two decades, neurobiologist Nina Kraus has pioneered multidisciplinary research on how music affects brain function across the lifespan. Dr. Kraus, principal investigator at the Auditory Neuroscience Lab at Northwestern University, will share her latest findings on music learning and brain development as they relate to Harmony Project. Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 3:30pm (EDT) The webinar is free and open to the public. Please register in advance.
GrantStation: When money is tight or when experiencing a budget gap, or when launching a new program area or expanding an organization’s audience base, we often think “Why not get a grant?” This webinar, presented by Judi Margolin, explores the ins and outs of grantseeking, providing some very specific advice about how to be successful at securing outside funding from both foundations and corporations. Topics covered include the various types of grants, which kinds of grants in which dollar amounts work best for different types of funders, types of grant support, alternatives to cash grants, and how to determine where grants fit in your overall funding scheme. What to do when you actually receive a grant to ensure you are well positioned for the next grant is also addressed. The webinar will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013. Click here to register.
Education WeekLeadership Forums offers on-demand streaming of “Road Maps to Common Core Success”:
Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of an Arts Education—AEP’s latest research bulletin offers a snapshot of how the arts support achievement in school, bolster skills demanded of a 21st century workforce, and enrich the lives of young people and communities. Click here to download the free PDF.
What School Leaders Can do to Increase Arts Education—This brochure-length guide, prepared with support from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, offers three concrete actions—supported by low-cost or no-cost strategies—school principals can take to increase arts education in their schools. Click here to download the free PDF.
Music Matters: How Music Education Helps Students Learn, Achieve, and Succeed—In this bulletin (commissioned by the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium), AEP reviewed an extensive body of research to identify high-quality, evidence-based studies that document student learning outcomes associated with an education in and through music. Click here to download the free PDF.
The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History seeks a School Programs Coordinator who will be responsible for  administrative management of all things school tours as well as collaboration with a diverse group of volunteer docents and education interns. They are seeking someone who is bilingual and able to communicate comfortably with kids and adults in Spanish. For the full job description and application instructions:
Arts Ed: From MAC 07-24-13

Arts Organizations from MAC 6-26-13

Hi Folks. Our eNews is taking a slightly different format.  Please let me know if it causes any problems.
Information on unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Below you will find information on:
·        WEBINARS
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.
From GrantStation: Reach Your Target Audience – Increase Attendance, Sales, and Membership!
GrantStation’s Partner Depot Advertising Program
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
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.
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.
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
How to Create a Disney-Like Addiction to Your Company
Lessons from a Branding Powerhouse

Artists Reinventing the Museum
A Google Art Talk with Sam Durant

Framing the Story
TED Radio Hour Takes on the Art of Storytelling

The Museum That Turned Its Lobby Into a Flea Market
“Take One / Leave One” Exhibit Allows Visitors to Play Curator

Facebook Adds Hashtags
And Everything Old Becomes Newer Again

Crowdfunding Finds a Creative Outlet
The Power of People

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
Cinda Holt
Business Development Specialist
Montana Arts Council
514 Winters Lane
Stevensville, MT 59870
406.777.1777 fax

Arts Organizations from MAC 6-26-13

Arts Educators: from MAC June 26, 2013

Dear Arts Educators,
Hope your summer is going great!  Here are postings for this issue.  You’ll note that I am abbreviating listing info hoping that is eases readability.  Just let me know if you’d like me to add more info.  Anything that is underlined is now a link.  Thanks so much!  Arni
Arlynn Fishbaugh, Executive Director, Montana Arts Council,;  406-444-6546
Information on unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
·        Director of Arts Education for the Montana Arts Council:  Do you know someone who would be interested? 
The position listing closes Monday, July 8.
Great Reading
·        National Endowment for the Arts’ new report NEA Arts: Engaged and Empowered—The Importance of Arts Education
·        Mural Arts Program Turns Graffiti INto Public Arts Education ProgramPhiladelphia, world-class artists and students/teachers create 3,800 murals
·        SNAAP DataBrief Looks at Artist Employment amongst 36,000 college arts graduates from 66 institutions
Calls for Entry
·        Film Northwest 2013 Call for Entry for the youth media community ages 13-19.  Free to Enter.
Deadline:  August 1, 2013
That’s it for this issue.  Have a great 4thof July!
Arlynn (Arni) Fishbaugh, Executive Director
Montana Arts Council
PO Box 202201,Helena,MT 59620
Arts Educators: from MAC June 26, 2013