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NDCA upcoming grant deadlines announcement, applications open by January 2
Summer Performing Arts program recognized with Top Arts and Culture Honor
NDCA Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program artists and apprentices receive awards for Scandinavian Folk Art and Cultures programming
Song created through NDCA Artist in Residence program
McCanna House Artist-in-residence application now being accepted
DeVos Institute of Arts Management Fellowship opportunity
New NEA Report on Rural Arts & Design
Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Engage in the Arts new report
National business leaders discuss leveraging the arts for employee diversity, equity and inclusion
Shakespeare in American Communities now available
Save the date for Arts Advocacy Day 2018
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. Contact Tammy Backhaus for more information on signing up for Partner Access.
Teaching artists needed for VSA North Dakota, a program of the Anne Carlsen Center, which hosts art classes and experiences in inclusive settings to people with and without disabilities. Residencies are 5 student contact hours each. The $200 pay per residency includes the class time and necessary prep and paperwork time. These are part-time positions, and while some residencies will be ongoing, others will be one time only. Training and all art supplies are provided. Qualifications include an interest in or experience in art; working with people who have disabilities; or special education. College students and stay at home parents are welcome and encouraged to apply. VSA ND is looking for people who have experience in teaching visual art, pottery, creative writing, music (instrumental or vocal), dance (including wheelchair dance), theater/drama, and basic martial arts. Locations are Grand Forks, Fargo, Jamestown, Bottineau, Bismarck, and some rural communities. Please contact Linda Olsrud at email@example.com or call 701.471.1946 and leave a message.
Two Calls for Public Artists: City of Minneapolis have an application deadline of Tuesday, December 12, 2017, by 4:00 p.m., CST for both calls. For more information visit www.minneapolismn.gov/dca/callforartists.
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards seeks student submissions. The Red River Valley Writing Project at North Dakota State University and Plains Art Museum invite students in grades 7-12 to submit original artwork and writing for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The deadline for submissions is December 14. Students may submit creative and original work in several art and writing categories, including architecture, painting, flash fiction, poetry, printmaking and video game design. All works will be evaluated in North Dakota by a panel of regional judges, with the top works forwarded for consideration at the national level. For more information visit artandwriting.org/guidelines. From January 30 to March 10, 2018, an exhibit of award-winning North Dakota works will be featured at Plains Art Museum’s Starion Gallery.
Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge is now open for high school student applications. American musical theater is burgeoning with new musical styles, stories, and audiences, offering a world of possibility for young artists, especially songwriters. To encourage young artists to enter musical theater, the National Endowment for the Arts is expanding its Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge from last year’s three-city pilot to a national program available to all high school songwriters working in any musical genre. Applicants submit a recording of an original song that could appear in a musical theater show. High school songwriters should go to the Songwriting Challenge section of the NEA website through the submission deadline of January 5, 2018 to enter the competition. Six regional winners will be selected in February 2018 for a trip to New York City in April to work with professional musicians, singers, songwriters, and producers during an intense weekend of workshops. Join the songwriting Twitter conversation at #IWriteMusicals.
NEA Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, applications are now open. The NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary books that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery. Application deadline is Wednesday, January 24, 2018. To learn more and to apply, visit https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/neabigread/guidelines. An informational webinar will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 1pm. Webinar information can be found at https://www.arts.gov/event/2017/nea-big-read-november-2017-webinar.
North Dakota presenting organizations are encouraged to apply for the 2018-2019 Arts Midwest Touring Fund
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 on display at the SHSND through February 2018
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 http://bit.ly/SundogExhibit. Contact Troyd Geist at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (701) 866-0959 to learn more.
DID YOU KNOW ...
Arts alumni give back to their communities
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. http://bit.ly/NDCAVideo
**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.**
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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