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The NDCA is pleased to announce J’Kobe Wallace of Minot High School, Magic City...

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:17pm
The NDCA is pleased to announce J’Kobe Wallace of Minot High School, Magic City Campus, as the 2015 State Champion and first place winner of the North Dakota State Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Zach Howatt of Northern Cass High School received second place honors. Placing third was Meaghan Cronin of Wahpeton High School. Due to scheduling conflicts, North Dakota will be represented by second place winner Zach Howatt, who will advance to the National Finals in Washington, DC on April 28-29, 2015, where a total of $50,000 in cash and school stipends will be awarded. This year’s North Dakota Poetry Out Loud State Finals competition took place on Monday, March 2, at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. Emcee Shadd Piehl, Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley, and Poetry Out Loud Coordinator Rebecca Engelman, presented the awards to the participants. All participating contestants received a $20 book store gift card and a certificate of participation. Each lead teacher received a book of poetry for their classroom. First place winner J’Kobe Wallace received a trophy, medallion, $200, plus an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC. His school also received a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books and the honor of displaying the POL Traveling Trophy. Second place winner Zach Howatt received $100, plus $200 for his school library. Third place winner Meaghan Cronin received a trophy, medallion, and an additional $50 gift card.


Students go 'Out Loud' in poetry competition
bismarcktribune.com
Neither Madi Wray nor Meagan Davidson have plans to pursue poetry when they graduate, but that didn't stop the two students who attend Bismarck high schools from memorizing several poems

The deadline has been extended to March 6th!

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:30am
The deadline has been extended to March 6th!


Applications Being Accepted for the 10th Annual ArtSee
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This year, ArtSee is excited to expand its search for artists throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Canada. Applications are now available to all artists interested in participating...

HBO has announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship which will begi...

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:30am
HBO has announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship which will begin accepting applications on March 4, 2015. The program will give emerging writers from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to attend a week of master classes held at the HBO campus in Santa Monica, California focusing on character and story development, pitching ideas and projects, securing an agent, and networking. Each participant will then enter into an 8-month writing phase where he/she will be paired with an HBO development executive and guided through the script development process. At the conclusion of the program, HBO will hold a reception and staged reading for industry professionals where the writers will be introduced to the entertainment industry.


HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship
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HBO has announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship which will begin accepting applications on March 4, 2015. The program will give emerging w

A great grant opportunity for arts organizations and artists: Doris Duke Charita...

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 9:22am
A great grant opportunity for arts organizations and artists: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has announced their Building Demand for the Arts grant competition, which supports imaginative partnerships between arts organizations and artists expanding public interest in jazz, dance, and/or theater. Intent to Apply forms are due 4/24/2015.


Doris Duke Building Demand for the Arts - Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
www.ddcf.org
The Doris Duke Building Demand for the Arts grants (formerly called Doris Duke Artist Residencies to Build Demand for the Arts grants) support organizations and artists in joint efforts to develop audience demand for jazz, theatre and/or contemporary dance. While many programs focus on the supply si…

What talented and disciplined children! Even if you don't like Led Zeppelin, yo...

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 9:14am
What talented and disciplined children! Even if you don't like Led Zeppelin, you should listen to this...


This xylophone cover of Led Zeppelin is the only one you need
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Even Jimmy Page was blown away.

NDCA and Governor Dalrymple Announce Recipients of 2015 Governor’s Awards for th...

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 2:41pm
NDCA and Governor Dalrymple Announce Recipients of 2015 Governor’s Awards for the Arts. Governor Jack Dalrymple has chosen the recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Awards for the Arts. They are as follows: Individual Achievement: Keith Bear of New Town; Linda Christman of Bismarck; and Chuck Suchy of Mandan; Arts in Education: Marilyn Johnson of Bismarck; and Annette Rorvig of McVille.

The Governor’s Awards for the Arts were established in 1977 as a way of recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the arts throughout the state. Recipients are chosen for their efforts to expand arts opportunities to new audiences, create an appreciation for North Dakota’s cultural heritage, and make the arts more central to education and an integral part of community life as well as on their length of service within the state. The four possible nomination categories are Individual Achievement, Arts Organization, Arts in Education, and Private Business. Awards are given to the top candidates, regardless of the category they represent.

The awards reception and ceremony honoring this year’s recipients will be held on Tuesday, March 31, at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. A reception/social hour starts at 5:15 p.m. in the Northern Lights Atrium, followed by the awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the Russell Reid Atrium. The general public is invited to attend this wonderful celebration of the arts in North Dakota, but reservations are required. Tickets are $25. For more information and to register visit http://ndconference.com/


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In a new report, Measuring Cultural Engagement: A Quest for New Terms, Tools, an...

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 4:11pm
In a new report, Measuring Cultural Engagement: A Quest for New Terms, Tools, and Techniques, the National Endowment for the Arts summarizes a June 2014 symposium its Office of Research & Analysis organized in partnership with the Cultural Value Project of the United Kingdom's Arts & Humanities Research Council. During the symposium, researchers, practitioners and policymakers from the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries examined assumptions, techniques and challenges in measuring cultural engagement. These questions are especially important relative to changes in art forms, demographics and technology.
http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/measuring-cultural-engagement.pdf; and http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funded-Research/Funded-themes-and-programmes/Cultural-Value-Project/Pages/default.aspx.


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The 2015 UND Writers Conference takes place March 25-27 in Grand Forks. The conf...

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:18am
The 2015 UND Writers Conference takes place March 25-27 in Grand Forks. The conference is free, but you need to register to attend the Conference. For out of town guests, the Expressway Suites will be offering a Conference rate. To get more information or make a reservation call (701) 757-7000 and ask about the UND Writers Conference rate; or, book online with a note that you're with the UND Writers Conference. Do you want to share your own writing at the Conference? Registration for Public Readings is now open! Are you looking forward to the free workshops on writing taught by Roxane Gay, Tara Betts, and Sara Dupree? Registration will open February 2, 2015, but space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information about the Conference, visit http://und.edu/orgs/writers-conference


Writers Conference | Orgs | The University of North Dakota
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The University of North Dakota, a national public research university, is regarded as a national leader in rural and family health issues, aerospace studies, aviation, energy and environmental research, and educational programs for American Indians. Located in Grand Forks the university offers progr…

Application deadline dates for NDCA grants are approaching. Artist-in-Residence,...

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:55am
Application deadline dates for NDCA grants are approaching. Artist-in-Residence, Community Arts Access and Presenter Support grants must be submitted online by April 1, 2015 for programs taking place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. The draft review deadline is March 15.

Individual Artist Fellowships program for Visual and Media arts grant submission deadline is May 1, 2015 for activities taking place July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

NDCA has updated the Artist in Residence, Community Arts Access, Presenter Support, Individual Artist Fellowship, Special Projects and Professional Development grant applications. These updates are due to National Endowment for the Arts federal reporting guideline changes.

STE[A]M Teams Grant Program applications must be submitted online for year one applicants by April 1, 2015; and for year two and three applicants by June 1, 2015.

The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2015 for project periods of July 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016.

Also, a reminder that the Professional Development, Special Projects and Teacher Incentive grant applications are accepted throughout the year, but must be submitted no later than four (4) weeks prior to the start of the event. Early submission of applications is recommended since grant funds are limited and applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Early submission is strongly encouraged for all programs. All grants (with the exception of the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship) must be completed and submitted via NDCA's online system at http://northdakota.cgweb.org/. To learn more and to apply for the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant visit http://www.nd.gov/arts/folkarts/TAP-grant.html.

Complete descriptions of the grant programs, guidelines, and how to apply are available through NDCA’s web site at http://www.nd.gov/arts/grants/grant.html. For general grant questions, or if you need assistance with the online grant system, please call NDCA’s office at (701) 328-7590.


Culture Grants Online
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Grand Cities Art Fest call for artists, vendors and performers. Art Fest is on J...

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:31pm
Grand Cities Art Fest call for artists, vendors and performers. Art Fest is on June 13 and June 14, 2015 which is held in downtown Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN. Applications are available to download online at http://www.novac.org/art-fest-artist-vendor-and-performer-info.html. Please contact NOVAC at 701-772-3710 or email info@novac.org if you would like an application sent out to you. Don't Miss this opportunity to join NOVAC for the area's most premier outdoor festival. Mail Applications back to: 2 North Third Street, Suite C, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58203. Deadlines: Artist Application: March 13; Food Vendor Application: March 13; Emerging Artist Application: March 13; Entertainment Application: April 10. Please forward this information to any artists that may be interested in participating in this event.


Art Fest Artist, Vendor and Performer Info
www.novac.org

MSA United Way invites you to a dynamic fundraising workshop that teaches what m...

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:00pm
MSA United Way invites you to a dynamic fundraising workshop that teaches what matters most in fundraising for your organization. This workshop moves from philosophy to the practical and tactical. Sessions build upon the knowledge participants may have gained from past attendance at Funding Logic one-day training, and launch newcomers to fundraising down a highly-productive path. The training, provided by United Way, will be guided by Scott Holdman of the Impact Foundation and co-creator of Funding Logic fundraising framework, and each session will be led by Dave Sena and Patrick Kirby, both practitioners in the field with rich experiences to share. Come to not just learn, but to build and leave with practical information and steps for your organizations to have an even greater impact.

If there is no money, there is no mission. Join in learning a groundbreaking framework and in hands-on experiences that will give you confidence and clarity to dramatically improve your fundraising operations. High Impact Fundraising Experience takes place February 16, 9 am – 1 pm at the Great River Energy Building, 1531 East Century Avenue, in Bismarck. Open to anyone interested in learning how to tell a powerful, compelling story that inspires donors to give, as well as how to stage a brilliant and successful capital campaign and raise emergency funds.

Thursday, February 12 is Giving Hearts Day! For more informatio and to make a se...

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:37pm
Thursday, February 12 is Giving Hearts Day! For more informatio and to make a secure online donation to a non-profit, visit http://www.impactgiveback.org/ A complete list of non-profits participating can be found at https://s3.amazonaws.com/givingheartsday/resources/resources/2015+GHD+Participants.pdf.


Impact GiveBack -- Donate to a nonprofit today!
www.impactgiveback.org
Impact Giveback inspires charitable giving in North Dakota and western Minnesota by connecting donors with effective nonprofit organizations.

Registration for the Statewide Arts Conference and Governor’s Awards for the Art...

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 8:53am
Registration for the Statewide Arts Conference and Governor’s Awards for the Arts Ceremony, which take place on March 31, is $100 and is due on or before March 20, 2015. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and evening reception. The conference registration form is available at http://www.nd.gov/arts/whatsnew/images-pdfs/ConfReg15.pdf. For more information visit http://www.nd.gov/arts/whatsnew/artsconference2015.html.


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The February issue of e-Prairie Arts is now available online and features some o...

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 3:08pm
The February issue of e-Prairie Arts is now available online and features some of the latest local and national arts-related news! http://www.nd.gov/arts/newsletters/enews/2015/Feb15.html


Shakespeare in American Communities is a national theater program of the Nationa...

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:19am
Shakespeare in American Communities is a national theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest bringing performances and educational activities to audiences across the country. The program reaches middle- and high-school students in underserved schools throughout the United States with high-quality, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Arts Midwest invites proposals from nonprofit theater companies to perform works by Shakespeare for middle- and high-school students between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. Grants will be awarded to up to 40 theater companies to support performances and educational activities for students from a minimum of 10 schools. Applicant review will be based on artistic excellence and merit. Application deadline is February 25, 2015, 4pm CST. For more information visit www.shakespeareinamericancommunities.org/about/application-process/2015-2016-rfp.


2015-2016 Request for Proposals | Shakespeare in American Communities
www.shakespeareinamericancommunities.org
Shakespeare in American Communities is a national theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest bringing performances and educational activities to audiences across the country.

Now on display at Hjemkomst Center:

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:18am
Now on display at Hjemkomst Center:


Timeline Photos
Now on display at Hjemkomst Center: The Bloch project originates from an ancient Swiss tradition and Bloch will travel to every continent where local artists will add their mark or story to the tree trunk. The tree trunk traveled in Europe in 2012, in Asia in 2013 and last summer continued its journey in North America in partnership with the North Dakota Council on the Arts folklorist Troyd Geist, and Barbara Hauser. For more information, visit bloch23781.com.

The North Dakota Council on the Arts’ work reaches across the state of North Dak...

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:54pm
The North Dakota Council on the Arts’ work reaches across the state of North Dakota, benefiting citizens of all ages and communities of all sizes. Enjoy this brief video highlighting the partnership between the arts and state government in five critical areas:
• Sense of Place/Quality of Life
• Economic Development
• Education
• Health and Wellness
• Heritage and Culture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grjYchdQ7T0&list=FLqlqMG94cvRF2jZeY2BvG3Q


ND Council on Arts benefits the state of North Dakota

The North Dakota Council on the Arts’ work reaches across the state of North Dakota, benefiting citizens of all ages and communities of all sizes. Enjoy this...

Recurring Nonprofit Deadlines: Nonprofits are responsible for numerous governmen...

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:37am
Recurring Nonprofit Deadlines: Nonprofits are responsible for numerous governmental filings throughout the year, such as the nonprofit corporation annual report to the North Dakota Secretary of State and the Form 990 to the Internal Revenue Service. North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations (NDANO) recognizes that for many nonprofits, particularly small volunteer-run organizations, knowing about and meeting the various filing deadlines can be a challenge. NDANO put together a tool to help with these deadlines - "A Checklist of Recurring Deadlines for North Dakota's Charitable 501(c)(3) Nonprofits" - which was made possible with the generous support of the ND Community Foundation. This checklist is designed as a quick reference for the major filings required to stay exempt and retain your nonprofit corporation status in North Dakota. Download the checklist today at http://www.ndano.org/resources/checklist.html.


North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations : Resources : Checklist of Recurring...
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Nonprofits are responsible for numerous governmental filings throughout the year, such as the nonprofit corporation annual report to the North Dakota Secretary of State and the Form 990 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Art-O-Mat in coming to Fargo. Art-O-Mat is looking for talented artist and art s...

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:02pm
Art-O-Mat in coming to Fargo. Art-O-Mat is looking for talented artist and art students to submit their small creative works. Art-O-Mat was created by Clark Whittington, whose concept involves repurposing old cigarette vending machines to dispense small works of art about the size of a pack of cigarettes. See www.artomat.org for more information. After creating an initial prototype (which will go through an initial local approval process), a participating artist will need to produce 50 additional pieces as part of the contribution to the Art-O-Mat series. Once approved, your work will be for sale at the West Acres Mall in Fargo and sent to other locations across the country. This is a great way to experiment with creating smaller works and to get exposure in a fun and creative way. If you’re interested, email Su Legatt at suzanne.legatt@ndsu.edu; or Jeff Knight at jeffknightis@gmail.com for more details.


Art-o-mat®
www.artomat.org
Art-o-mat® machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art. There are over 100 active machines in various locations throughout the country. Find one near you »

The Request for Qualifications for the Minnesota State University Moorhead Livin...

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:20pm
The Request for Qualifications for the Minnesota State University Moorhead Livingston Lord Library Percent for Art Installation is open with a February 6 deadline for the qualifications documents. The Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places program acquires works of art to be exhibited in and around state buildings in areas regularly accessible to the general public. The program is administered by the Minnesota State Arts Board in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Administration. MSUM is seeking qualifications of an artist to create a permanent art installation to be located in one of two locations on the Library’s first floor—the entryway/lobby and/or the learning commons/atrium. The Livingston Lord Library is located at the heart of campus and is home to the Library, Information Technology, Faculty Development Center, and the University Archives. MSUM has allocated $75,000‐85,000 for the selected artist for this project. This amount includes travel and all installation costs. Support for this percent‐for‐art commission comes from the building remodeling project of the Livingston Lord Library and Technology Center. Up to four finalists will be selected and will be paid a stipend of $1,000 to design an artwork. Finalists’ proposals will include a graphic depiction of the proposed artwork, schedule (design, fabrication and installation), installation method, and budget. Additional requirements will be outlined in instructions to finalists. Finalists will be required to attend an onsite interview with the selection panel. These interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of March 11, 2015. To learn more about eligibility considerations, selection criteria, and submission requirements, visit http://finance.mnscu.edu/facilities/design-construction/announcements/Library%20Percent%20for%20Art%20RFQ%20announcement%20%20FINAL.pdf.


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