Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/20/2016

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General Interest | Professional Development

Calls for Visual Artists | Calls for Performing Artists | Calls for Writers

Job Opportunities | Food for Thought

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Tourism Grant Program Opens for Fiscal Year 2017

Montana county and city governments, tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses are eligible to receive a grant. Match requirements apply and vary depending on the type of applicant. There is no deadline to apply; applications will be accepted continually and awarded as funds become available.

Deadline is ongoing.

360 XOCHI QUETZAL

The program, located on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico, provides free housing and food for one writer and one emerging artist for one month. National and international visual artists, photographers, writers, playwrights, new media makers and musicians over the age of 23 are welcome to apply.

Deadline: August 7, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program

The National Endowment for the Arts is announcing a new focus for the NEA Big Read program on contemporary authors and books written since the founding of the NEA 50 years ago. This is the 10th anniversary of the NEA Big Read, and we hope this updated list of books for communities to choose from will broaden the opportunities for discussion and increase the range of voices, perspectives, and writing styles for future NEA Big Read applicants to choose from.

Intersections of Trout and Art

The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture is partnering with the International Trout Congress to curate two exhibits in the Emerson’s Lobby and Weaver Room Galleries this fall.

Deadline: July 25, 2016

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Values-Based Goal Setting with Susan Koblin Schear

How do you get those career-defining commissions, win those fellowships, or get that fully funded residency? Susan Koblin Schear will teach you how defining values and guiding principles are the visionary keys to attaining success in your terms.

August 1, 2016

Arts Northwest 2016 Booking Conference Registrations are now online

This year’s Annual Booking Conference will be held in Spokane, WA at The Historic Davenport Hotel on October 10 – October 13, 2016. Register now!

Performing Arts and Mobile Apps…Why Bother?

We live in the mobile age. We use websites, social media, and email to connect with patrons on mobile devices. So why would performing arts organizations add mobile apps to their communications mix? What value could they possibly add?

Wax and Screen: Combining Techniques for Unique Outcomes

Telluride, Colorado

Explore the dynamic relationship between screen printing and encaustic painting, creating repeatable designs and printing onto wax.

July 29-31, 2016

Creative Capital Webinars

All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.

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Humanities Montana Film and Digital Media

Humanities Montana’s next grant application deadline is August 20, 2016 for regular (over $1,000) and Film and Digital Media grants. Grant decisions will be made by October 31.

Deadline: August 20, 2016

The Written Word III

Now is the time to submit your projects for our next issue of CODAmagazine! The theme for the August issue is, The Written Word III. We are looking for collaborative installations that incorporate typography, text and symbols. These are design + art projects which transform spaces to tell stories and send powerful messages.

CDA Arts Commission seeks Artists for Mural Projects

The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission invites artists/artist teams to submit qualifications for consideration for two painted mural projects.

Deadline: August 13, 2016

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Aesthetica Art Prize

Now in its 10th year, the Aesthetica Art Prize is an excellent opportunity for aspiring and established artists to showcase their work to wider, international audiences. Previous winners and longlisted artists have achieved further recognition world-wide, and have been featured in exhibitions and private collections.

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Dacia Gallery: Two-Week Solo Show in NYC

Dacia Gallery invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a Two-Week Solo Exhibition in October 2016, at Dacia Gallery.

Deadline: August 18, 2016

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Helena InterArts Summer Workshop

The Helena InterArts Summer Workshop will culminate in a public performance incorporating music, dance, and visual arts with workshop students performing alongside visiting professional artists from musical group Diagnesis Duo, Cohesion Dance Project, and the Holter Museum.

August 12, 2016

Do you have any calls for Performing Artists? Share them with us by emailing mac!

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Guide to Publicity and Promotion

This comprehensive guide provides expert advice from industry professionals and experienced authors on harnessing social media, organizing book tours, giving inspired readings, targeting news outlets, and more.

Free list of writing contests, writers conferences, calls for submissions, anthology listings and more!

Poets and Writers

Grants and Awards database lists writing contests with upcoming deadlines.

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2D Art Education Instructor at the Emerson

The Emerson Center is the hub of arts and culture in the Bozeman Community. Located one block south of Main St. in a historic schoolhouse, the Emerson offers quality art education programming to all ages, year round. We are currently looking to hire a part time art instructor to teach a variety of artistic medias.

PEN America | Curatorial Director of PEN World Voices Festival

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and globally. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

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10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

Fast Company blog by Chad Halvorson | July 15, 2016

Fast Company & Inc 2016 Mansueto Ventures, LLC

"If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers."

Here are 10 juicy ideas for getting the most out of your creative day. Let’s face it; we all need some version of a hot cup of inspiration to start our day with! Kim Baraby Hurtle

Is Jazz School the Next Great Innovation Incubator?

"We call our approach design thinking. Berklee doesn’t have a name for their mind-set yet ("jazz thinking" or "music thinking" come to mind), but the similarities between the two have led us to believe there are fundamental entrepreneurial traits in the professional creative process."

Yes I am Free – The Inspiration of Dance and Paint

North Dakota Council on the Arts, Troyd Geist and I are both members of the2016 National Center for Creative Aging, ENGAGE Initiative,

State Arts Agency Community of Practice. I wanted to share a project that North Dakota was able to create and fund.

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Items included in our eNews are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.

Montana Arts Council | (406) 444-6430 | mac | art.mt.gov

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Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/20/2016

Arts Ed eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/22/2016

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New Arts Standards Adopted! | Of Interest for Arts Educators |

Interesting Reading | Job Opportunities

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Montana’s Board of Public Education Adopts New Standards in Health, Arts

At their Thursday meeting in Helena, the Board of Public Education officially adopted new Montana Standards for Arts. Updates include discipline-specific standards in five artistic forms: Music, Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts and Media Arts, and are also inclusive of Montana’s Indian Education for All (IEFA). These new standards take arts learning into the 21st century for Montana’s K-12 public school students. Bravo to the many arts educators across the state who were involved as stakeholders in the process of creating updated arts standards.

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National Endowment for the Arts Announces New Focus for NEA Big Read Program

The new list of 28 books (13 new titles) reflects the diversity of contemporary lives and authors. The titles include youth, young adult, and adult novels, short stories, memoirs, poems, and books in translation. Guidelines for applying for a 2017-2018 NEA Big Read grant will be available in October.

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3 Awful Things That Happen When Children Are Denied Daily Arts Instruction in Schools

Making the case for daily arts in the schools and getting people to think about arts in a child’s life. Here are three truths about the effects of an art-lacking curriculum in our schools.

More Heart, More Art Through STEAM

"Art makes us more human and empathetic. Without art, it is hard to imagine the lives of other people, other creatures, and the possibilities of other realities in general. Because of this deficit in art education, young people have tremendous faith in the coolness and remarkable evolution of their gadgets, but not much faith in themselves and other humans to grow and evolve."

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Performing Arts Teacher at Cherry Creek Schools

The Performing Arts-Drama teacher will use effective teaching methods to ensure student success and promote an exemplary educational program which fosters achievement for all students. Teacher will develop and promote good relations among building and district staff as well as our school community.

Instructor of Music at Montana State University

At MSU , the only top-tier research university in a four-state region, music plays a very special role in the lives of both our students and our faculty. Our music, music education, and music technology degrees offer great choices for music majors, and our fifteen performing ensembles and a wide array of courses provide opportunities for majors, minors and non-majors.

2D Art Education Instructor at the Emerson Center

The Emerson Center is looking to hire a part time art instructor to teach a variety of artistic medias. This fall, the newly appointed instructor will teach drawing, painting and jewelry design to teens & adults.

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Items included in our eNews are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.

Emily Kohring | Director of Arts Education | Montana Arts Council | (406) 444-6522 | ekohring | art.mt.gov

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Arts Ed eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/22/2016

Public Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/8/2016

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General Interest | Professional Development | Calls for Art

Job Opportunities | Food for Thought

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GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program

The GRAMMY Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for our 2017 grant cycle. 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.

Deadline: October 1, 2016

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Grant Station: Live Webinars

Creative Capital Webinars

All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.

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Downtown Temporary Sculpture Installation

Sculptors are invited to submit images of existing sculptural works for temporary placement (24 months) in a prominent outdoor setting in Hillsboro, seventeen miles west of Portland, Oregon.

Deadline: July 21, 2016

Pure Water North City

The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the Pure Water North City Public Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and transport permanent, site-specific artwork for North City Advanced Water Purification Facility and consult during installation of artwork at the site by the City.

Deadline: July 28, 2016

Port Everglades Kinetic Sculptural Artwork with Solar Lighting

In partnership with Port Everglades, Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to assist in transforming approximately 200 feet of an existing raised median by designing, fabricating, and installing unique, site-specific, highly visible kinetic artwork that shall glow at night fueled by solar energy collected during daytime hours.

Deadline: July 20, 2016

Signature Work for Skyharbor Airport Modernization Project

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program is requesting qualifications from artists to create a dynamic, signature work for the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal Three Modernization project.

Deadline: July 29, 2016

Glass Work at Performing Arts Building

The Public Art Endowment, a program of The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, invites artists to apply for a permanent glass window project for the new Van Dyke Performance Space at the Greensboro Cultural Center. These windows are positioned overlooking the new LeBauer Park.

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Art in City Buildings for Thomas Square

The City and County of Honolulu Commission on Culture and the Arts desires to commission an outdoor sculpture of King Kamehameha III for Thomas Square.

Deadline: October 2, 2016

International Public Art Short Film Contest

Selected films will be screened at the Louvre Museum in Paris during the 10 eme Journees Internationales du Film sur l’Art in January 2017.

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Greensboro, North Carolina

The Public Art Endowment, a program of The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, invites artists to apply for a permanent glass window project for the new Van Dyke Performance Space at the Greensboro Cultural Center in Greensboro. These windows are nicely positioned, overlooking the new LeBauer Park with our soon-to-be-installed Janet Echelman sculpture, titled Where We Met.

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Director | Appalachian Center for Craft

The Center for Craft promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept and design providing access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists, and career opportunities.

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5 Tips for Making a Living (and a Life) in the Arts

"It may be a stereotype, but artists are not known as good business people.

One of those "right brain/left brain" things, maybe? But the skills of an artist – big imagination, creativity, adaptability, and the willingness to learn new things and take on new challenges – can serve an artist as well in business as they do in creative work."

The Pain and Power of Tough Criticism

"We all love to get wonderful compliments on our art. But sometimes we get feedback that is hard to take. It might be the best thing you could hear."

Even If You’re Bad at It, Making Art Can Reduce Stress

"For wannabe Michelangelos, Sunday painters, and art class dunces alike, making art can help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, a new study suggests."

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Items included in our eNews are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.

Montana Arts Council | (406) 444-6430 | mac | art.mt.gov

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Public Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/8/2016

Arts Orgs eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/6/2016

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GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program: 2017 Letter of Inquiry Online

The GRAMMY Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for our 2017 grant cycle. 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 2017 GRAMMY Foundation grant cycle, please click here. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct.

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program funds the following areas:

1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum Award

2. Archiving And Preservation Projects:

  • A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award
  • B. Assistance, Assessment And/ Or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award

For more information about the GRAMMY Foundation, please click here.

The New York Community Trust Funds New Documentary Film Program at The Redford Center

The Redford Center has announced a program to work with fledgling filmmakers, offering financing and guidance to five teams who have ideas for films with environmental topics

LOR Foundation supports cultural experiences.

The LOR Foundation makes new grants to support community-driven solutions, and names Ben Alexandar as the senior program officer based in Montana.

The Foundation’s approach to grant making focuses on meeting communities where they are to help them solve the issues they are facing. LOR supports their vision for livability and quality of life by improving their access to nature, recreation, clean water, transportation options, cultural experiences, and economic stability. This strategy is expressed through LOR’s approach to community-driven solutions.

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Seeking members for the Board

Do you share our passion for the humanities transformative power for all Montanans? Consider applying to serve on Humanities Montana’s board of directors.

The application deadline for terms beginning January 1, 2017 is Friday, September 2. In order to be considered as a candidate, please submit a letter explaining your interest in serving, a resume, and two letters of recommendation to: Humanities Montana, 311 Brantly, Missoula, MT 59812-7848.

Board members meet three times a year in person and occasionally by conference call to review grants, review and approve programs, build the organization through outreach and fundraising, and generally support the mission of the organization. In order to serve Montana’s many communities as effectively as possible, Humanities Montana invites applicants representing diverse perspectives and belonging to varied backgrounds, as well as individuals keen to support the organization’s development goals. Additional information about Humanities Montana’s board can be found here.

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FVCC Hosts Training on Financial Management for Nonprofits

Flathead Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center will host a workshop series designed to help nonprofit organizations implement best practices in financial management. Developed with input from local nonprofit directors and board members, Financial Management for Nonprofits will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays from July 7 through July 21 and August 4 at the college. Cost to register for the series is $125.

"This training brings in the unique and specialized expertise from a nonprofit accounting and finance perspective to local nonprofits in order to strengthen their financial picture," said Chany Ockert, the facilitator of the series.

This 16-hour class will provide participants with a foundational understanding of nonprofit accounting and finance. The workshop series will be taught by Jan Schweitzer, vice president of Anderson Zurmuehlen; Peter Akey, senior vice president of Glacier Bank; and Mynor Veliz, chief financial officer of Intermountain. Topics will include: building financial relationships of trust with bankers; vendors and donors; learning accounting basics; producing financial and tax reports; preparing and managing budgets and cash flow projections; understanding cash management and areas of risk; managing restricted funds and reporting; creating strong internal controls and strengthening board oversight.

The workshop series is sponsored in part by a grant from The Applied Materials Foundation.

For more information or to register, visit ceinfo.

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How to make nonprofit websites more accessible

Nonprofits can expand their reach by taking people with disabilities into consideration when crafting their websites. Accessible websites should feature large text that is easy to read, alt text on images for those with visual impairments and compatibility with screen readers.

The NonProfit Times (Morris Plains, N.J.)

Looking for ways to improve your board’s performance?

Best Board Meeting Ever.

Boston Arts Groups Find Solutions For Graying Audiences

WBUR 90.9 | May 2, 2016

Museum Programs Affect Teens for a Lifetime

Smithsonian Magazine | Apr. 1, 2016

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Montana Arts Council | (406) 444-6430 | mac | art.mt.gov

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Arts Orgs eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/6/2016

Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 7/6/2016

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General Interest | Professional Development

Calls for Visual Artists | Calls for Performing Artists | Calls for Writers

Job Opportunities | Food for Thought

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GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program

The GRAMMY Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for our 2017 grant cycle. 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.

Deadline: October 1, 2016

NEA Art Works Grants

To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.

Deadline: July 14, 2016

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Website, Blog and Email Essentials with Sue Schaffner

Led by artist Sue Schaffner, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of your web presence. It will provide you with an overview of best practices for your website, blog, and email marketing and communications, as well as case studies of artists who have established innovative and effective web presences.

September 15, 2016

How to Approach and Engage with the Gatekeepers of the Art World (a 4 Part Series) with Sharon Louden

Led by artist Sharon Louden, this 4-part webinar series is geared to visual artists yearning for guidance on how best to approach and communicate with the gatekeepers of the art world: galleries, curators, collectors, museum professionals, and more.

October 4, 2016

Creative Capital Webinars

All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.

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Six-Years Anniversary Group Exhibition

Dacia Gallery is pleased to invite emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to participate in Dacia Gallery’s Six-Years Anniversary Exhibition this September.

Deadline: July 28, 2016

Solo Exhibition at the Dacia Gallery

Dacia Gallery invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a Two-Week Solo Exhibition in October 2016, at Dacia Gallery.

Deadline: August 18, 2016

Gallery Underground | Figuratively Speaking

Gallery Underground announces "Figuratively Speaking," a national juried art competition. All-media artists, sculptors, and photographers are invited to create visual works that interpret the theme "Figuratively Speaking" in two different ways: by depicting human forms, faces and features in representational or abstract works (portraiture, sculpture and all subject matter including people); or works which depict a broader interpretation of the theme.

Deadline: October 11, 2016

HoHoHolter Holiday Bazaar Sale

The Holter Museum of Art is looking for artists for the 2016 HoHoHolter Holiday Bazaar and sale. As always, the Holter kicks off the holiday celebration with a holiday sale and exhibition. Artists are required to apply for this event to be held at the Holter Museum from November 4th through December 24th.

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Water Works Exhibit

Water Works is open for entry for original 2D artwork in which water is depicted as the primary force, object, or consequence. Artists from North America are eligible for entry. Juror is Evan Reed, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History and Spagnuolo Art Gallery director at Georgetown University.

Deadline: July 20, 2016

True Grit Art Gallery

True Grit Art Gallery is looking to increase it’s inventory of smaller items for sale including pre-packaged giclee prints, fine art photography prints, sculpture, pottery, handcrafted artisan jewelry and metalsmithing, fine handmade wood products, or any other unique, handmade, artisan goods. Professional working fine artists and artisans should contact us via email.

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Art in Clay: Up Against the Wall

$850 in cash prizes. 4th Annual National Juried Ceramic Sculpture Exhibit. Forget the pedestal! Let’s put our clay on the map, on the vertical axis, just perfect where horizontal space is at such a premium. Big or small, fat or flat, however it’s hanging. Confrontational clay at it’s most insistent. Juried by Matt Nolen, Adjunct Professor of Art at New York University & Pratt Institute.

Deadline: July 20, 2016

Optics Illusioned

Photography utilizing optical illusion is something that will always leave a viewer perplexed: questioning ones eyes, Optical illusions are images that differ from the objective reality. Darkroom gallery is calling for submissions that deal with foreshortening, vanishing points, sandwiching negatives or the unique mash up of subjects.

Deadline: July 13, 2016

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Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

Adult and young adult categories. Limit 7,000 words. 1st Prize: $1,000 (Adult), $1,000 (Young Author) 2nd Prize: $500 (Adult), $500 (Young Author) 3rd Prize: $250 (Adult), $250 (Young Author) Three Honorable Mention Prizes: $100 Gift Certificate for the Mark Twain Museum Store (Adult & Young Author). Entry Fee.

Deadline: July 10, 2016

Free list of writing contests, writers conferences, calls for submissions, anthology listings and more!

Poets and Writers

Grants and Awards database lists writing contests with upcoming deadlines.

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Executive Director | Greenville Symphony Orchestra

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra seeks an Executive Director to work in partnership with a volunteer Board of Directors and Music Director Edvard Tchivzhel to develop and implement the strategic plan that both sustains the current level of operations and drives the organization forward in an orderly manner, following its long-term strategic plan.

Deadline: August 5, 2016

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Even if You’re Bad at It, Making Art Can Reduce Stress

"For wannabe Michelangelos, Sunday painters, and art class dunces alike, making art can help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, a new study suggests."

5 Tips for Making a Living (and a Life) in the Arts

"It may be a stereotype, but artists are not known as good business people.

One of those "right brain/left brain" things, maybe? But the skills of an artist – big imagination, creativity, adaptability, and the willingness to learn new things and take on new challenges – can serve an artist as well in business as they do in creative work."

7 Facebook Ad Audiences that Crush It!

"After 166 individual campaigns, thousands of individual ads and hundreds of thousands of dollars in ad spend, I can safely say that the following 7 Facebook Ad audiences consistently crush it!"

Video Marketing and Artists: Quality Matters

"It’s often made clear to me that the average person has no idea about the amount of time it takes to make a quality storytelling marketing film, not to mention the skills or professional equipment required."

The Pain and Power of Tough Criticism

"We all love to get wonderful compliments on our art. But sometimes we get feedback that is hard to take. It might be the best thing you could hear."

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Public Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 6/24/2016

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General Interest | Professional Development | Calls for Art

Job Opportunities | Food for Thought

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M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship

The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship programme supports an original research project investigating issues relating to design and architecture in the Greater Pearl River Delta region, and between the region and other parts of the world.

Deadline: July 22, 2016

Artist/Scientist Residency Opportunities

PLAYA, in south central Oregon, is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work and who will benefit from time spent in a remote location. PLAYA offers seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural community. A residency provides the time and space to create substantive work or to research and reflect upon one’s creative or scientific processes.

Deadline: September 1, 2016

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Creating a Marketing Strategy with Dread Scott

Led by artist Dread Scott, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of marketing your work, including defining your goals; developing effective tools, tactics, and messaging; and identifying, engaging, and building your audience and support community.

Date: June 30, 2016

Effective Negotiation for Artists with Kirby Tepper

Longtime Creative Capital consultant Kirby Tepper pulls from his own experience in the entertainment world to help you recognize and overcome the obstacles preventing you from being a great negotiator.

Date: July 18, 2016

Grant Station: Live Webinars

Creative Capital Webinars

All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.

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Dwight Murray Plaza

The City of Napa has issued an RFQ for the conceptualization and creation of public art as part of the Dwight H. Murray Plaza improvement project. Constructed in 1974, the Plaza is currently an underused civic space in downtown Napa.

Meter Made

The Public Art Program is seeking an artist to design and implement a permanent public art project in a streetscape location in Santa Rosa, CA. This public art opportunity is for one artist or team of artists to create a large-scale sculpture using recycled parking meters.

Deadline: July 7, 2016

Takoma Park, Maryland

The City of Takoma Park, MD invites artists and artist teams to apply for inclusion in a Qualified Artists Pool. Artists selected during this process will be eligible for consideration for a range of future public art commissions.

Deadline: July 15, 2016

City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

The Phoenix Public Art Program has two exciting new opportunities for professional artists to contribute to the city’s renowned collection of public art. Both will select artists and artworks to enhance new public spaces at Sky Harbor Airport’s Terminal Three. They include the purchase of up to five sculptures for a new outdoor plaza at the west end of the terminal, and the creation of a major artwork for a large indoor wall on the east end.

Deadline: July 29, 2016

Portland Winter Light Festival

Combining art, science and technology, community and fun, the Portland Winter Light Festival (PWLF) is Portland’s premier winter arts & cultural event that transforms, illuminates and animates Portland’s nighttime urban landscape in the month of February.

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Director | Appalachian Center for Craft

The Center for Craft promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept and design providing access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists, and career opportunities.

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Is Your Art Priced Correctly?

"I recently spoke with a fine artist who indicated that he wasn’t going to sell his art through galleries any more, and so he planned to reduce the retail price of his work by fifty percent. He wanted to sell his art directly to the customer, online and also at art fairs and festivals – but he had made a crucial mistake."

How Smart Marketing Boosted My Art Business

"At 61, I’m starting over with a new business that fulfills a lifelong dream of making my living with my artwork. I was raised in a home business environment, so I’ve always been aware of the possibilities of business, emulating my father’s creative vision for making a business out of what no one else values."

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Public Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 6/24/2016

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General Interest | Professional Development | Calls for Art

Job Opportunities | Food for Thought

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M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship

The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship programme supports an original research project investigating issues relating to design and architecture in the Greater Pearl River Delta region, and between the region and other parts of the world.

Deadline: July 22, 2016

Artist/Scientist Residency Opportunities

PLAYA, in south central Oregon, is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work and who will benefit from time spent in a remote location. PLAYA offers seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural community. A residency provides the time and space to create substantive work or to research and reflect upon one’s creative or scientific processes.

Deadline: September 1, 2016

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Creating a Marketing Strategy with Dread Scott

Led by artist Dread Scott, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of marketing your work, including defining your goals; developing effective tools, tactics, and messaging; and identifying, engaging, and building your audience and support community.

Date: June 30, 2016

Effective Negotiation for Artists with Kirby Tepper

Longtime Creative Capital consultant Kirby Tepper pulls from his own experience in the entertainment world to help you recognize and overcome the obstacles preventing you from being a great negotiator.

Date: July 18, 2016

Grant Station: Live Webinars

Creative Capital Webinars

All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.

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Dwight Murray Plaza

The City of Napa has issued an RFQ for the conceptualization and creation of public art as part of the Dwight H. Murray Plaza improvement project. Constructed in 1974, the Plaza is currently an underused civic space in downtown Napa.

Meter Made

The Public Art Program is seeking an artist to design and implement a permanent public art project in a streetscape location in Santa Rosa, CA. This public art opportunity is for one artist or team of artists to create a large-scale sculpture using recycled parking meters.

Deadline: July 7, 2016

Takoma Park, Maryland

The City of Takoma Park, MD invites artists and artist teams to apply for inclusion in a Qualified Artists Pool. Artists selected during this process will be eligible for consideration for a range of future public art commissions.

Deadline: July 15, 2016

City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

The Phoenix Public Art Program has two exciting new opportunities for professional artists to contribute to the city’s renowned collection of public art. Both will select artists and artworks to enhance new public spaces at Sky Harbor Airport’s Terminal Three. They include the purchase of up to five sculptures for a new outdoor plaza at the west end of the terminal, and the creation of a major artwork for a large indoor wall on the east end.

Deadline: July 29, 2016

Portland Winter Light Festival

Combining art, science and technology, community and fun, the Portland Winter Light Festival (PWLF) is Portland’s premier winter arts & cultural event that transforms, illuminates and animates Portland’s nighttime urban landscape in the month of February.

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Director | Appalachian Center for Craft

The Center for Craft promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept and design providing access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists, and career opportunities.

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Is Your Art Priced Correctly?

"I recently spoke with a fine artist who indicated that he wasn’t going to sell his art through galleries any more, and so he planned to reduce the retail price of his work by fifty percent. He wanted to sell his art directly to the customer, online and also at art fairs and festivals – but he had made a crucial mistake."

How Smart Marketing Boosted My Art Business

"At 61, I’m starting over with a new business that fulfills a lifelong dream of making my living with my artwork. I was raised in a home business environment, so I’ve always been aware of the possibilities of business, emulating my father’s creative vision for making a business out of what no one else values."

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Items included in our eNews are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.

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Public Artist eNews from the Montana Arts Council: 6/24/2016