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**How has the North Dakota Council on the Arts benefited you and/or your community? We would love to know!
The North Dakota State Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place December 8th
North Dakota’s Art Story
Artful Healing artists needed
Free live-streaming of the Nutcracker available this Friday!
Time to join the Rest Area Program
Call to teaching artists
NEA Big Read program now open
CIRD call for Host Communities
Latest analysis from the National Center for Arts Research
Best businesses partnering with the arts in America
Kresge Foundation: New Funding Opportunity Connected to Food
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, or 701-328-2874.
Join the Spirit Room in celebrating a visual representation of Miguel de Cervantes’novel Don Quixote. They invite visual artists, poets, and performance artists to enter. This event is part of a series of a cultural celebration honoring Cervantes, a contemporary of Shakespeare, and the 400th year anniversary of the publication of the second book of Don Quixote. The prospectus is online at www.spiritroom.net/quixote_exhibit.php or directly at www.spiritroom.net/pdf/DonQuixoteFntryForm.pdf. Entry fee: $5. Deadlines: Visual, literary and performance art entry registration forms are available on-line and by mail and must be submitted by Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Contact: Gisselle Tipp at Gisselle@ideaone.net or call 701-237-0230.
Since 1989 the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) has sponsored the International Aviation Art Contest to challenge young people to illustrate the importance of aviation through art. Demonstrating the impact of aeronautics through an interactive, fun medium such as art motivates youth of all ages to become more familiar with aeronautics, engineering and science. The U.S. portion of the contest is sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). Children between the ages of 6 and 17 may participate. Deadline: All artwork must be postmarked and received by state representatives by Friday, January 22, 2016. North Dakota’s representative is Sean Davis: firstname.lastname@example.org, or (701) 328-9653. To learn more visit www.nasao.org/education/nasao-center-for-aviation-research-and-education/international-aviation-art-contest/#Theme.
2016 VSA International Young Soloists Competition is now open for entries. Calling all musicians with disabilities between the ages of 14-25. The competition is open to soloists and ensembles, domestic and international applicants, and musicians of all genres. Winners receive $2,500, perform at the Kennedy Center, and participate in exciting professional development activities. For more information about the competition and to apply, please visit www.kennedy-center.org/IYS. Application Deadline: February 10, 2016.
The Red River Watercolor Society National Show (RRWS) has a call for entries for the 23rd National Watermedia Exhibition. The show takes place May 19 – September 4, 2016. Deadline is February 1, 2016. Juror/workshop instructor Tom Francisconi. Top Awards: $1,250; $1,000; $750 plus more. For a prospectus: #10 SASE to: Diane Harrison, 2842 Lilac Lane N, Fargo, ND 58102; or online at www.redriverws.org/Wordpress, or at www.callforentry.org.
Artists Celebrating Christ is calling artists to enter their Christian themed art before February 15, 2016. Event date: April 14-17, 2016 hosted by University of Mary. For more information visit www.accartshow.com, email email@example.com or call 701-400-2815.
DID YOU KNOW ...
Business leaders think arts education yields work-force skills
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 is looking for images to share on our Facebook page. We would like to update our 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). If you have questions you can e-mail email@example.com, or call (701) 328-7594. “LIKE” NDCA at www.facebook.com/NDCouncilontheArts.
Artists of ND, free online resource
NDCA encourages all North Dakota artists to enter their information on the free online resource called "Artists of ND!" Their goal is simple. Linking you with artists, events, and helpful tips, to build a thriving creative community in North Dakota. This is done with basic tools including: Featured Artists, Directory, Calendar, Town Square, Tips & Updates. How do you get your listing on the Directory?” Easy! Go to the MY LISTING page and fill out the information under Add New listing.
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." This checklist, available at www.ndano.org/resources/checklist.html, is designed as a quick reference for the major filings required to stay exempt and retain your nonprofit corporation status in North Dakota.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 http://www.nd.gov/arts/resources-services/traditional-arts/sundogs-exhibition. Contact Troyd Geist at email@example.com 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 with Resources
Following are some web sites that have resources 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
We strengthen the creative capacity of North Dakota for all who live or visit here: honoring our cultural traditions, empowering excellence and innovation, inspiring arts and culture opportunities for all.
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