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**How has the North Dakota Council on the Arts benefited you and/or your community? We would love to know! Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.**
NDCA’s upcoming grants and deadlines
All NDCA grant programs transitioning to a different website
NDCA announces North Dakota artist’s works on exhibit at the Capitol
ND Parks Artist in Residency Program now accepting applications
Congratulation to the four North Dakota 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medalists
The Arts Center is seeking an executive Director
The Happy Healthy Nonprofit webinar
North Dakota AmeriCorps funding opportunity
Native American Hall of Honor seeks nominations
Information on proposed elimination of NEA
NDCA is sharing this information with you since the funds your community receives from the NDCA are comprised of both state and NEA dollars. Please let your opinion on this matter be heard!
Arts and Military: A Local Programming Guide
Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities paper
Americans for the Arts 2017 Annual Convention takes place June 16-18
National Endowment for the Arts 2017 funding guidelines posted
Bush Prize for Community Innovation grant now available
Registration now available for the 2017 Rural Arts and Culture Summit
April is Jazz Appreciation Month
May is National Chamber Music Month
EVENT AND EXHIBIT CALENDAR, ARTS OPPORTUNITIES
**Check out upcoming Events and Exhibits listed on NDCA's calendar. If you have events, exhibits or artist opportunities that you would like included on the NDCA web site, please email them to email@example.com. Check out the other current Arts Opportunities available on the NDCA web site!
Post your art activities on Tourism’s web site as well. The arts bring a great deal to tourism within the state of North Dakota and both NDCA and ND Tourism can benefit from joint efforts to market the arts within ND. NDCA encourages studios, organizations, schools and universities to list their art activities on the Tourism web site. The broad reach of Tourism's web site offers an extremely effective way of promoting your art activities. Here is the link to a tutorial on how to enter your activities: http://screencast.com/t/emJIJkyI. Contact Tammy Backhaus for more information on signing up for Partner Access.
The 2017 Nonprofit Leadership Conference will be held in Fargo May 31-June 1 in collaboration with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits' Greater MN Nonprofit Summit. Ruth McCambridge, editor of Nonprofit Quarterly, will be the conference keynote speaker. She has more than 45 years of experience in nonprofits, primarily with organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. To learn more visit https://ndano-org.presencehost.net/training/nonprofit-training.html/event/2017/06/01/ndano-2017-nonprofit-leadership-conference/142935.
The Arts Center Artist In Residence Program (AIR) serves K-5 students in all six Jamestown elementary schools following the school calendar. Residency options include a fall semester and a winter/spring semester, or both. Artists follow a visual arts curriculum structured on basic design elements working with teachers and administrators. The resident artist may use the rest of the day and the weekends for personal studio time, including access to the pottery studio and print shop, and teaching classes at the Arts Center. To apply, submit a resume. Visual artists should submit up to 20 JPEG images of personal and student work. Submit contact information for references, one personal and two professional. For more information, and to submit materials, Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spirit Room has issued a call for artists for its upcoming Spring Invitational Exhibit in April. Deadline is Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 5:00pm. Prospectus available online at http://www.spiritroom.net/norn.php.
Bismarck Art Galleries Association’s To Be Hung Over Art Show takes place April 25-29, 2017. This sale is a unique opportunity for those with original art, to remarket those pieces. If you have art on your wall or in your closet that no longer suits you or was bought on a whim this is an excellent opportunity for you to sell those pieces. To participate in this sale you must register with BAGA by April 14, 2017. For more information visit www.bismarck-art.org.
The Northwest Art Center in Minot announced a call for artists for the Americas 2017 All Media show. The deadline for submitting entries is June 1, 2017 (postmark). Works in any medium, traditional or experimental, qualify. For more information, visit http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac/_documents/am_2017.pdf.
The Nelson County Arts Council’s Pekin Days Art Show takes place June 22-25, 2017. The show is open to all artists 18 years and older. This is a juried exhibition and all work must be for sale. The deadline to enter the Pekin Days Art Show is June 2, 2017. For more information and prospectus visit http://www.nelsoncountyarts.com/pekin-days-art-show.
Bismarck Art & Galleries Association (BAGA) announced a call for artists for the Annual Square Foot Show, which takes place August 1-25, 2017. Canvases are currently available at BAGA located at 422 E. Front Avenue in Bismarck, ND. The registration deadline to enter is June 30, 2017. For more information and the prospectus, visit http://www.bismarck-art.org/index.cfm?page=special-events.
North Dakota Art Gallery Association (NDAGA), a nonprofit organization of galleries from the Upper Midwest, is seeking proposals for solo or group exhibitions for 2018-2019. A copy of the prospectus is available at http://www.ndaga.org/uf/2017_Prospectus_Pages_1_and_2.pdf. Please email email@example.com for further information. Entry deadline is August 31, 2017.
Art50!, exhibitions celebrating the 50th anniversary of the North Dakota Council on the Arts
Spirit Trails and Sky Beings: Mythical Scrolls of the Ojibway Nation now on display at the SHSND
NDCA offers Touring Exhibit opportunity. NDCA’s book, Sundog and Sunflowers: Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great Plains received national recognition as a Notable Document from the American Library Association, the book was also awarded first place in the ND Library Association’s 2011 Notable Document Awards. An exhibit, based on the book, is available for touring to cultural organizations, schools, senior centers, and art galleries throughout the state. For more information visit www.nd.gov/arts/resources-services/traditional-arts/sundogs-exhibition. Contact Troyd Geist at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (701) 866-0959 to learn more.
DID YOU KNOW ...
Children who sing in choruses have greater academic success and more advanced social skills than children who don't sing...
Artists of ND, free online resource
NDCA encourages all North Dakota artists to enter their information on this free online resource called "Artists of ND!" Artists of ND is a support team dedicated to building a thriving creative community in North Dakota by linking you with artists and resources. For more information visit http://artistsofnd.com/FAQ.
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) put together a tool to help with these deadlines - "A Checklist of Recurring Deadlines for North Dakota's Charitable 501(c)(3) Nonprofits" available at www.ndano.org/resources/checklist.html.
Make ANY web page print-friendly (including NDCA's site)
PrintFriendly cleans and formats web pages for perfect print experience. PrintFriendly removes Ads, Navigation and web page junk, so you save paper and ink when you print. It's free and easy to use. Simply copy the web address of the page you want to print, go to www.printfriendly.com, enter the URL, and print!
Let NDCA help you with your gift-giving needs!
Did you know that NDCA has Special Edition Ornaments, unique CDs, collectables, and wonderful picturesque books for sale? Thinking of giving impressive, original gifts for graduations, weddings, birthdays, or holidays? Be sure to visit www.nd.gov/arts and click on the Shop link. Call us with your order at (701) 328-7590; or email email@example.com.
"Tools for Results" Tool-Kit - a resource for non-profit arts and cultural organizations
The Texas Commission on the Arts "Tools for Results" Tool-kit was developed as a resource for non-profit arts and cultural organizations in Texas and beyond. The Tool-kit covers six topic areas: Fundraising & Development, Programs & Exhibitions, Cultural Tourism, Marketing, Advocacy, and Nonprofit Basics. Each section covers the basics, relevant concepts, best practices, things to consider, ideas for implementing change, common mistakes, ways to get started, do’s and don’ts, and how-to’s on a variety of topics. The “tools” are the sample forms, letters, documents, checklists, templates, and other resources. The intention is for nonprofits to take these “tools” and adapt them for their own purposes. More information on non-profit basics can be found at www.arts.texas.gov/resources/tools-for-results/nonprofit-basics/?doing_wp_cron=1478012694.1906919479370117187500.
Web sites resources
Following are some web sites that may be of service to educators, individual artists, and arts organizations including funding and other opportunities, publications, arts events, etc:
**Watch this great video! 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 the following 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; and Heritage and Culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grjYchdQ7T0&list=FLqlqMG94cvRF2jZeY2BvG3Q
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