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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 is excited to welcome Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts to North Dakota!
Artist-in-Residence, Community Arts Access and Presenter Support Grants now available online
Important notice of deadline change/consolidation to all Community Arts Access, Presenter Support and Artist in Residency grantees!
Professional Development and Special Project grant program review and notification changes
North Dakota 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Call for Nominations
2017 Statewide Arts Conference and Governor's Awards for the Arts
North Dakota Poetry Out Loud registration is now open
Nonprofit Board Development workshops registration open
Start planning your events now, October is National Arts and Humanities Month
2017 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award
2016 Intercultural Leadership Institute
100 Years of Arts in the Parks
New NEA Our Town grant guidelines now available
16th Annual National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference, Austin, Texas, November 11-14, 2016
The GRAMMY Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2017 grant cycle
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. For assistance, contact Scooter Pursley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 701-328-2874.
The North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest for Travel and Tourism celebrates the talents of North Dakotans and the scenic beauty, adventure, wildlife, places and people they enjoy here. The contest is open through August 31, 2016. This contest is a partnership of the Office of Governor Jack Dalrymple, AAA, North Dakota Tourism and the North Dakota Council on the Arts. The Contest is open to photographers who are 18 years of age or older who are legal residents of North Dakota. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Entry deadline is August 31, 2016. Photos should show North Dakota’s appeal as a travel destination. Contest categories include: Adventure and Recreation, Places to Visit, Events, People, Scenery, and Wildlife. Only North Dakota residents are eligible. Photos must have been taken in North Dakota, preferably within the last three (3) years. For more information visit www.ndtourism.com/blog/2016-governors-photo-contest.
North Dakota Art Gallery Association (NDAGA) is seeking proposals for solo or group exhibitions for 2017-2018. In the fall of each year the gallery directors from North Dakota and surrounding states hold their annual conference; it is at this time that proposing artists have the opportunity for their work to be reviewed for possible exhibition. These traveling exhibitions are promoted throughout the Midwest to regional gallery and museum directors and curators. Honorariums are paid to chosen artists to tour their work. Member artists are eligible for exhibition review privileges without a fee. Artists working in any medium are encouraged to submit their art. A copy of the prospectus is available at www.ndaga.org/index.cfm?page=opportunities. Please contact us at email@example.com for further information. Entry deadline is August 31, 2016.
DID YOU KNOW ...
What do Americans believe about the arts?
Promote your art discipline/agency/event and help NDCA increase our Facebook Fans as well!
Help the NDCA increase our Facebook presence by “liking” our page and encouraging others to do so as well! NDCA would like to update the cover photo every few weeks. Please submit your images of artistic events, exhibits, artist residencies, or anything else that expresses the joy, value and importance the arts have in our state, along with a brief description to firstname.lastname@example.org. NDCA cannot guarantee that all images provided will be used. This promotion is only open to North Dakota images/events (exceptions may apply). “LIKE” NDCA at www.facebook.com/NDCouncilontheArts.
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.
NDCA offers Touring Exhibit opportunity
NDCA’s book, Sundog and Sunflowers: Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great Plains recently 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.
"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.
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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