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The Grand Opening of the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum is taking p...

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:20am
The Grand Opening of the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum is taking place this Sunday, November 2. This is also North Dakota's 125th Birthday. There will be events taking place throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to celebrate.



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Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:12am
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Volunteers for State Christmas Tree decorating needed! Have some fun and find yo...

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:08am
Volunteers for State Christmas Tree decorating needed! Have some fun and find your holiday spirit. NDCA is seeking volunteers to help decorate the ND State Christmas Tree on Thursday, December 4, 2014. The tree will be on display in the Memorial Hall of the State Capitol, and Governor Jack and First Lady Betsy Dalrymple will participate in a lighting of the tree ceremony on Monday, December 8, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. If you are interested and willing to volunteer, please email Amy at amschmid@nd.gov. Tree decorating will start at 9am and run through 3pm. Ladders and a man lift are used to assist in the decorating the upper areas of the tree. When volunteering, please indicate if you are willing to use a ladder or decorate from the man lift. You can volunteer for 1 hour, all day, or anything in between. Volunteers must be state employees, or contracted through RSVP (http://rsvpnd.com/do-good/volunteers/). Thank you for your time and consideration!


Volunteers | RSVP+ North Dakota
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Do Good. Volunteer. Volunteers are not defined by the number of hours they donate but rather the fact that they choose to Do Good. Individuals with any amount of time are invited to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout North Dakota and Clay County in Minnesota for people of al…

A new arts initiative, The Public Art Challenge, from Bloomberg Philanthropies (...

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:30am
A new arts initiative, The Public Art Challenge, from Bloomberg Philanthropies (the philanthropic vehicle of former business executive and New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg) will grant at least three cities up to $1 million each over two years to "support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development. Applications must be submitted by mayors of communities with populations over 30,000. The deadline is December 15. Learn more here: http://publicartchallenge.bloomberg.org/. The application must be submitted by the mayor or chief executive of the host city. The application must be on behalf of a collaboration between the host city and an artist and/or arts organization.


Public Art Challenge - Public Art Challenge
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Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge will grant at least three cities up to $1 million each over two years to support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development.

NDCA Invites Participation in Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Regi...

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:08am
NDCA Invites Participation in Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Registrations are due by November 1, 2014. To register, complete the form found at: http://ndpol.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/2/6/12265551/2015_registration_form.pdf. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation partner with state arts agencies in all fifty states to sponsor Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Poetry Out Loud (POL) builds on the recent resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, as demonstrated by the slam poetry movement among our youth. By incorporating memorization and performance in the classroom, POL sets the stage for students to deepen their understanding of figurative language, word relationships and the nuances within word meanings. In addition, students learn about great poetry, explore their literary heritage and gain confidence in public speaking skills. Starting at the classroom level, teachers use free POL multimedia curriculum materials – a Teachers’ Guide, DVD, posters, and comprehensive website, all aligned to national standards – to augment their regular poetry curriculum with poetry recitation and a classroom-level competition. Winners advance to a school-wide contest, State Finals and, ultimately, to the National Contest held in Washington, D.C. Any school or homeschool group in North Dakota that teaches students in grades nine through twelve can register to participate in Poetry Out Loud. Public, private, parochial, alternative, independent, and Christian schools - as well as homeschool groups or organizations and school-sponsored afterschool programs - are encouraged to participate. The State Champion receives $200 and an all-expense-paid trip, with chaperone, to Washington DC to compete in the National Contest. The Champion's school receives a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry materials. The runner-up receives $100, with $200 for his or her school library. At the National Contest, contestants compete to earn awards in the amounts of $1000, $5000, $10,000 and a grand prize of $20,000. All schools wishing to participate in the North Dakota POL program must officially register through North Dakota Council on the Arts. POL Teacher Resource materials will be mailed to all participating teachers. Registrations are due by November 1, 2014. For more information, visit the ND POL website at: http://ndpol.weebly.com/ or Rebecca Engelman at rengelman@nd.gov (701)328-7593.


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Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:36am

First Lady Betsy Dalrymple celebrated the 11th anniversary of the North Dakota G...

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:59pm
First Lady Betsy Dalrymple celebrated the 11th anniversary of the North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest by unveiling the winning photos in Memorial Hall of the North Dakota Capitol building on Wednesday, October 8. Six winning photos, four honorable mentions and the Best of Show were revealed. Joining the First Lady in the presentation were North Dakota Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman, North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) Executive Director Beth Gigante Klingenstein and AAA Senior Public Affairs Representative Gene LaDoucer.

Photographer Meredith Jo Ehli’s “July 4 2014” was named Best of Show. This year’s contest, which started in May, attracted more than 500 photo entries. Photos were judged on originality, subject matter, visual appeal and ability to portray North Dakota as a legendary travel destination in the categories of adventure, attractions, events, people, scenery and wildlife.

The North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest began as a collaborative program between the Governor’s Office and North Dakota Tourism, and has grown to include AAA as a contest sponsor and the NDCA as a collaborative partner. The 2014 winning photos will be on display during the months of October, November and December at the Capitol in the offices of Governor Jack Dalrymple, First Lady Betsy Dalrymple and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. This is part of a cooperative program between NDCA and the First Lady’s office. Canvas displays were printed and sponsored in part by Mathison’s. “We are so pleased to be able to display this beautiful photography, and want to thank First Lady Betsy Dalrymple for helping champion the efforts for this contest,” Gigante Klingenstein said.

The North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest is held annually and is open to any North Dakota amateur photographer. Next year’s contest will begin in May 2015. Winning photos can be seen on the North Dakota Tourism website: www.ndtourism.com. 2014 Governor’s Photo Contest Winners (by category):

Best of Show
Winning Photographer: Meredith Jo Ehli, Bismarck
Winning photograph: “July 4 2014”

Adventure Category
Winning photographer: Mary Lizakowksi, Grand Forks
Winning photograph: “Adventure Ahead”
Honorable Mention
Photographer: Laura Gardner, Washburn
“Date Night”

Attraction Category
Winning photographer: Dale Rehde, West Fargo
Winning photograph: “Blazing Sunset”


Events Category
Winning photographer: Meredith Jo Ehli, Bismarck
Winning photograph: “July 4 2014”

Honorable Mentions
Photographer: Ben Gumeringer, Bismarck
“Legendary Ride”

People Category
Winning photographer: Laura Gardner, Washburn
Winning photograph: “Nice Fishy”


Scenery category
Winning photographer: Mary Lou Tastad, Portland
Winning photograph: “Winter Reckoning”

Honorable Mentions
Photographer: Jennifer Dewey Rohrich, Ashley
“Ag Pilot Over Sunflowers”

Photographer: Scott Heller, Williston
“Sunset over Chris Creek at Long Creek Cabins, Epping”

Wildlife Category
Winning photographer: Laura Cronquist, Grand Forks
Winning photograph: “A Chance Encounter”

Honorable Mentions
Photographer: Dean Rummel, Dicksinson
“Western Meadowlark”


2014 North Dakota Governor's Photo Contest winners
First Lady Betsy Dalrymple celebrated the 11th anniversary of the North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest by unveiling the winning photos in Memorial Hall of the North Dakota Capitol building on Wednesday, October 8. Six winning photos, four honorable mentions and the Best of Show were revealed. Joining the First Lady in the presentation were North Dakota Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman, North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) Executive Director Beth Gigante Klingenstein and AAA Senior Public Affairs Representative Gene LaDoucer. Photographer Meredith Jo Ehli’s “July 4 2014” was named Best of Show. This year’s contest, which started in May, attracted more than 500 photo entries. Photos were judged on originality, subject matter, visual appeal and ability to portray North Dakota as a legendary travel destination in the categories of adventure, attractions, events, people, scenery and wildlife. The North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest began as a collaborative program between the Governor’s Office and North Dakota Tourism, and has grown to include AAA as a contest sponsor and the NDCA as a collaborative partner. The 2014 winning photos will be on display during the months of October, November and December at the Capitol in the offices of Governor Jack Dalrymple, First Lady Betsy Dalrymple and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. This is part of a cooperative program between NDCA and the First Lady’s office. Canvas displays were printed and sponsored in part by Mathison’s. “We are so pleased to be able to display this beautiful photography, and want to thank First Lady Betsy Dalrymple for helping champion the efforts for this contest,” Gigante Klingenstein said. The North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest is held annually and is open to any North Dakota amateur photographer. Next year’s contest will begin in May 2015. Winning photos can be seen on the North Dakota Tourism website: www.ndtourism.com. 2014 Governor’s Photo Contest Winners (by category): Best of Show Winning Photographer: Meredith Jo Ehli, Bismarck Winning photograph: “July 4 2014” Adventure Category Winning photographer: Mary Lizakowksi, Grand Forks Winning photograph: “Adventure Ahead” Honorable Mention Photographer: Laura Gardner, Washburn “Date Night” Attraction Category Winning photographer: Dale Rehde, West Fargo Winning photograph: “Blazing Sunset” Events Category Winning photographer: Meredith Jo Ehli, Bismarck Winning photograph: “July 4 2014” Honorable Mentions Photographer: Ben Gumeringer, Bismarck “Legendary Ride” People Category Winning photographer: Laura Gardner, Washburn Winning photograph: “Nice Fishy” Scenery category Winning photographer: Mary Lou Tastad, Portland Winning photograph: “Winter Reckoning” Honorable Mentions Photographer: Jennifer Dewey Rohrich, Ashley “Ag Pilot Over Sunflowers” Photographer: Scott Heller, Williston “Sunset over Chris Creek at Long Creek Cabins, Epping” Wildlife Category Winning photographer: Laura Cronquist, Grand Forks Winning photograph: “A Chance Encounter” Honorable Mentions Photographer: Dean Rummel, Dicksinson “Western Meadowlark”

Sundogs and Sunflowers: Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great Plains CD (2...

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 4:22pm
Sundogs and Sunflowers: Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great Plains CD (2013) was voted one of three notable ND state documents at the North Dakota Library Association (NDLA) annual conference. The publication will be sent on to compete with other state documents at the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference. In addition, Sundogs and Sunflowers garnered the most votes at NDLA, so NDCA received a plaque for the Notable Document Award.


American Composers Forum recently launched a new, national program for teenage c...

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:37pm
American Composers Forum recently launched a new, national program for teenage composers of any genre. The new program, NextNotes® High School Composition Awards (www.NextNotes.org), provides students with mentorship from professional composers, performance of their composition by professional musicians, a $1000 scholarship and much more. Also, it is free to apply for NextNotes. Entries must be submitted electronically via SlideRoom by 11:59pm CST, Monday, January 12, 2015.


American Composers Forum | NextNotes
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The American Composers Forum (ACF) is pleased to announce the first annual American Composers Forum NextNotesTM High School Composition Awards.

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, Theatre B and Tin Roof Theatre have joined...

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:05pm
The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, Theatre B and Tin Roof Theatre have joined together to hold auditions for all the shows in the second half of the 2014-2015 Season. Auditioners will come to one audition and be seen by directors for multiple shows. When initial auditions are completed, the companies will hold staggered callbacks. Auditions will be held November 2 & 3 at The Stage at Island Park, with staggered callbacks on November 3 and 4. There will be an audition workshop held on Tuesday, October 28 from 7-9 p.m. at The Stage at Island Park, led by Brad Delzer and Karla Underdahl. “Having a unified audition is more convenient for the actors involved – and it’s more humane,” says Theatre B Executive Director Carrie Wintersteen. “It also opens opportunities for the artists that people may not have seen on their own. For the companies involved, working together on auditions is already a positive experience that will hopefully lead to unexpected opportunities.” Each auditioner will be required to prepare a two minute audition. During that audition time, each auditioner may choose to present any combination of the following during their audition time, based on which show types they wish to be considered for: 1) one monologue (plays); 2) two contrasting monologues (plays). Please note that due to time constraints each auditioner will be asked to stop at the two-minute mark. It is recommended that these be memorized. More information and the sign-up can be found at http://thestageatislandpark.org/


The Stage at Island Park
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NDCA and the North Dakota Art Gallery Association, with support from Starion Fin...

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:59am
NDCA and the North Dakota Art Gallery Association, with support from Starion Financial, organized Under the Dakota Sky, an exhibition to celebrate 125 years of statehood for North Dakota. The exhibition is ending soon! Artwork is on display in the Missouri River Events Center at the North Dakota Heritage Center through October 23, 2014. Under the Dakota Sky showcases many of North Dakota’s finest creative personalities, including contemporary and traditional artists hailing from all corners of the state. Under the Dakota Sky is not only about sharing the artwork in this exhibition, but also about changing perceptions and developing images that communicate more completely the North Dakota experience. It is about raising the visibility of many excellent North Dakota artists. It’s about living in and creating artwork in a rural state, which can be both advantageous and challenging. It’s about appreciating these artists and recognizing what a great asset they are to our state and our communities.

Art lovers are encouraged to let others know how much they appreciate the role the arts can and do play in North Dakota’s well-being, community pride, tourism and economic development.


Study: Music Education Could Help Close The Achievement Gap Between Poor And Aff...

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:19pm
Study: Music Education Could Help Close The Achievement Gap Between Poor And Affluent Students. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/harmony-project-music-study_n_5755448.html?utm_hp_ref=tw


Could Music Education Be The Key To Ending The Achievement Gap?
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Closing the achievement gap between low-income and affluent students could be as simple as do-re-mi. In a study out Tuesday from Northwestern University, researchers looked at the impact of music education on at-risk children’s nervous syste...

Governor Jack Dalrymple has declared October 2014 as Arts and Humanities Month f...

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:35am
Governor Jack Dalrymple has declared October 2014 as Arts and Humanities Month for the state of North Dakota. This came by way of an official proclamation from his office, which recognized that "the arts and humanities enhance and enrich the lives of all citizens; and affect every aspect of life in America today including the economy, social problem solving, job creation, education, creativity, and community livability. North Dakotans are encouraged to participate in arts and humanities activities and celebrate the cultural and historical riches of our state." http://www.nd.gov/arts/pressreleases/releases/GovProclaimsOctArts-HumanitiesMnthPR-14.pdf


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VSA, the international organization on arts and disability associated with the J...

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:27pm
VSA, the international organization on arts and disability associated with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, offers a new paper outlining the policies, processes, and instructional approaches for teaching Core Arts Standards to students with disabilities. Students with Disabilities and the Core Arts Standards: Guiding Principles for Teachers recommends that arts teachers maintain high expectations, promote communicative competence, use principles of Universal Design for Learning, select and use appropriate accommodations for individual students, employ evidence-based practices, and use formative indicators of student performance. http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/resources/GuidingPrinciples2014.pdf


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Americans for the Arts announced the honoree companies selected by the Business...

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:50am
Americans for the Arts announced the honoree companies selected by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts, as The BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America for 2014. http://www.partnershipmovement.org/news/p/announcing-the-2014-bca-10-best-businesses-partnering-with-the-arts-in-america/


Announcing the 2014 BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America
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Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce the honoree companies selected by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts, as The BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America for 2014.

Some Friday fun :) Proof that the arts are for all!

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:32am
Some Friday fun :) Proof that the arts are for all!


Elephant Drawing Elephant [Simply Amazing]

Most amazing thing I've seen in a while!MUST WATCH!!

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

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:47am
The October 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/2014/Oct14.html


Making Your Life as an Artist is a free on-line book that artists of all discipl...

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:25am
Making Your Life as an Artist is a free on-line book that artists of all disciplines may find helpful as they balance their creative practice and the demands of daily life. The short book, which is also available as a paperback for purchase, addresses the challenges of life as an artist and posits tactics for creative success in spite of them. Topics include planning practices, money and time management, and principles of sustainability. The book is the newest resource from Artists U, a grass-roots effort run by and for artists that provides training on how artists can plan strategically, financially and administratively. The on-line book can be downloaded at http://www.artistsu.org/making/#.VCwobk3fR9D.


Get The Book
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We want 100,000 artists to read this book. (65,447 downloads so far. More than halfway. Nice work, everybody.)We want you to share the free ebook everywhere. It's free, people. Pass it around. Don't hold back.(Seriously. There's no catch, no money-making scheme hiding behind the free-ness. It's free…

Call to artists! Americas 2015: Paperworks. Works in any medium, on or of paper,...

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 2:28pm
Call to artists! Americas 2015: Paperworks. Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. Two-dimensional work should be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing. A maximum of five entries are allowed per artist. Submit electronic images, a non-refundable entry fee payable in US dollars (cost details below), and the completed entry form to Americas 2015: Paperworks. Entry will not be accepted without the proper fee. Entry Fee: 2 entries/$25; Additional Entries: $5 each; Enclose a $20 annual membership fee, and you may enter at the NAC Art Friends membership rate. NAC Art Friends Members rate: 2 entries/$15; Additional Entries: $2 each. Deadline (postmark) for submitting entries is November 1, 2014. MAIL TO: Americas 2015: Paperworks, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, 500 University Avenue West, Minot, North Dakota 58707. Cash and Purchase Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show. Best of Show earns a solo exhibition in 2016 and an invitation to the Best of the Best exhibit. For a prospectus and more information visit http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac/pdf/pw_2015.pdf. Questions, e-mail: nac@minotstateu.edu; or call 701-858-3264 or 800 -777-0750 (ex.3264).


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