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North Dakota Council on the Arts announces new Executive Director
NDCA Artist-in-Residence and Community Arts Access Tiers 1 & 2 grant applications are now open
NDCA announces North Dakota artist’s works on exhibit at the Capitol
2018 NDCA Teaching Artist Gathering
North Dakota teachers use art to teach thinking, communication skills (article by the Bismarck Tribune)
2018 North Dakota Travel Industry Conference takes place April 16-18, 2018 in Fargo
National Endowment for the Arts FY 2019 funding guidelines posted
Research Report: Rural Arts, Design, and Innovation in America
National business leaders discuss leveraging the arts for employment diversity, equity and inclusion (Americans for the Arts Monthly Wire, November 2017)
The socioemotional benefits of the arts
Vans Custom Culture 2018 competition
Native American fellowship in Collections Preservation
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.
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.
2018 Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence now available. The Voices of the Wilderness artist residency is a unique opportunity. It is modeled after traditional residencies in the national parks…with a twist. Instead of staying at a remote wilderness cabin, our participating artists are paired with a wilderness ranger and actively engaged in stewardship projects, such as research, monitoring, and education. The idea is to give artists a sense of the stewardship behind America’s public lands, fostering an artistic exploration of these natural and cultural treasures. The hoped-for result is artwork that communicates something of the meaning of these lands. Learn how to become an Artist in Residence at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r10/home/?cid=stelprd3820977. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.
North Dakota presenting organizations are encouraged to apply for the 2018-2019 Arts Midwest Touring Fund. Arts Midwest Touring Fund encourages performing arts touring by providing financial support to arts presenting organizations in the Midwest. The 2018-2019 guidelines are now available with an application deadline on April 25, 2018 for engagements taking place from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. For the 2018-2019 season, awards for North Dakota applicants will generally be up to 30% of the artist’s contracted fee with a minimum award of $500. Find out more information on how to apply. Contact Christy Dickinson, senior program director, at email@example.com or 612.238.8019 if you have questions.
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
DID YOU KNOW ...
Older adults who create art and attend arts events report lower rates of hypertension
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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. 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 email@example.com.**
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