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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.**
Reminder ~ Governor’s Awards for the Arts call for nominations are due January 13, 2017
All NDCA grant programs will be transitioning to a different web site for Fiscal Year 18
Important notice of deadline changes and consolidations to all Community Arts Access, Presenter Support and Artist in Residency grantees! Please plan accordingly!
Beginning January 1, 2017, NDCA will also be consolidating the Spring and Fall Artist in Residency grant rounds into a once-per-year, Spring, April 1 application and submission process. If you would like to implement a residency at your school during the 2017-18 academic school year, an application must be submitted during the upcoming April 1, 2017 grant round.
Next Special Projects grant review deadline coming soon
Individual Artist Fellowships
Be sure to save March 28, 2017 for NDCA's 50th Anniversary Conference and Governor's Awards for the Arts Ceremony!
NDCA announces North Dakota artist’s works on exhibit at the Capitol
Special Edition ornaments on sale!
National Endowment for the Arts 2017 funding guidelines posted
New Federal resources for arts education
National Endowment for the Arts ranked #1 as the best place to work in government small agencies
Arts Advocacy Day 2017 registration now open
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.
Art50! Exhibitions celebrating the 50th anniversary of the North Dakota Council on the Arts
The NEA Big Read is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs. Approximately 75 organizations across the country will be selected to participate in NEA Big Read from September 2017 through June 2018. NEA Big Read is a national program that broadens understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Organizations selected to participate in the program receive a grant ($5,000-$20,000), access to online training resources and opportunities, digital guides, and promotional materials. The application deadline is in January 26, 2017. To learn more visit www.neabigread.org/application_process.php.
All artists are invited to enter the North Dakota Museum of Art's upcoming exhibition, "This Week Only" February 5 - 12, 2017. If you are a serious artist from North Dakota or able to travel from your home to Grand Forks and back again in one day (the radius defined as their region, including Southern Manitoba, Northwest Minnesota, and Northeast South Dakota), you are invited to submit one artwork of your choice to the upcoming exhibition “This Week Only.” For more information visit http://files.constantcontact.com/8bccf499301/56005902-4db1-49a3-b6ca-22075c180244.pdf.
The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is accepting applications for the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The twelve award-winning programs this year will each receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award at a ceremony at the White House. After-school and out-of-school-time arts and humanities programs, also known as Creative Youth Development programs, are encouraged to apply. To access the online National Arts and Humanities Youth Program awards application go to www.nahyp.org/how-to-apply. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:00 PM PST is the application deadline.
High school students from across America are encouraged to register to compete in the Vans Custom Culture Art Competition. Registration closes February 10, 2017, and spots fill up fast! Selected winners will receive $50,000 for their art program and recognition at a national celebration in Los Angeles in June 2017.
The ND Education Standards and Practices Board, also known as ESPB, announces a competition to design a logo to be used on its website, social media sites, business cards, letterhead, posters, tee-shirts or anywhere else that ESPB chooses. The prospectus outlines the official requirements and rules of the competition. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these contest rules. Violating any rule or not following instructions may eliminate participants’ eligibility. ESPB has the right to disqualify any entrant at any time at its sole discretion. Entry deadline is February 15, 2017. Prospectus and entry form are available at www.nd.gov/arts/sites/default/files/PDFs/espb_logo_design_contest.pdf.
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. 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.
DID YOU KNOW ...
The National Endowment for the Arts closed their 50th Anniversary with some sizzle...
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 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. 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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