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North Dakota’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $109.2 million in economic activity and supports 4,006 jobs annually according to Americans for the Arts study
All NDCA FY17 final reports need to be completed before July 15!
Expense receipts are now required with NDCA’s FY18 Professional Development, Special Projects, Arts in Education Collaboration, and Teacher Incentive grants!
NDCA awarded $717,100 grant from the NEA, two other North Dakota recipients awarded Art Works II grants
North Dakota artist to receive National Endowment for Arts top honor
NDCA announces North Dakota artist’s works on exhibit at the Capitol
North Dakota State Parks to host Artist in Residency Program
NDCA announces Individual Artist Fellowship recipient
Honorees Selected for Native American Hall of Honor
Blue Star Museums free to military personnel through Labor Day
Ongoing call for stories about the impact of the arts
NEA Art Works grant opportunity
NEA FY2018 Our Town grant guidelines posted
2017 Arts Midwest Conference
2017 Alliance of Artists Communities Annual Conference
2017 NAMP Conference registration is 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 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.
Call for Artists: The Fargo Park District and Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau (FMCVB) is seeking visual artists for a public art piece to be located at the Fargo Park District main offices in downtown Fargo. Artists are being asked to create and submit a design which will be transferred to a vehicle wrap placed on a railway carriage car currently located at 701 Main Avenue, Fargo. The artwork will be exhibited for at least three years. To be considered, applications must be received before 5:00 pm on July 28, 2017. For more details on the project, the submission process or to read the complete packet of information, please visit FargoParks.com.
North Dakota has experienced a bit of a geographical shift. Blame it on climate change or blame it on a lapse of trademark but Robinson, North Dakota is the new Geographical Center of North America. A party called Center Fest will take place (August 11 and 12) in this newly designated center of the continent. Center Fest is a celebration of North Dakota art music and talent. The music lineup is yet to be announced. They are seeking out musicians and visual artists from across the state to participate and have put out a call for entries. What a better way to celebrate North Dakota art and music than meeting up in the Geographical Center? If you are interested in participating in this group exhibition please email email@example.com.
Living Sculpture competition announces a call for participants. The competition takes place on August 26, 2017, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Cash awards will be announced at 11:30 am. A living statue is a person who poses like a statue or mannequin, with realistic statue-like makeup. It’s an artistic discipline requires mastery of suspended motion. Brief moments of motion are allowed to confuse or astonish the audience. The competition is in association with The Jamestown Arts Center’s Downtown ArtSpark Festival and is part of many festivities that will begin at 8:00 am and continue till midnight. Dance, visual arts, music, storytelling, food, and much more will happen throughout the day. Call 701-251-2496 to register.
2017 Governor's Photo Contest, if you are a photographer and a North Dakota resident, it is time to submit your recent North Dakota images for the North Dakota Governor's Photo Contest for Travel and Tourism. Winners receive cash prizes and will have their photographs on display in the Capitol. You have until August 31, 2017 to enter. This year's categories are: Adventure and Recreation; Places to Visit; Communities and Events; Fun with Friends and Family; Scenery; and Wildlife. To learn more visit www.ndtourism.com/articles/2017-governors-photo-contest.
North Dakota Art Gallery Association (NDAGA), a nonprofit organization of galleries from the Upper Midwest, is seeking proposals for solo or group exhibitions for 2018-2019. A copy of the prospectus is available at www.ndaga.org/uf/2017_Prospectus_Pages_1_and_2.pdf. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Entry deadline is August 31, 2017.
2018 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation announces an exciting grant opportunity serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country. Up to 15 grantees will be awarded $25,000 each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse line up of high caliber entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Online public voting determines the Top 25 finalists. Grant applications open on June 26 and are due by October 2, 2017. For more information, visit www.levittamp.org.
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 email@example.com or by calling (701) 866-0959 to learn more.
DID YOU KNOW ...
There are socioemotional benefits of Arts Education
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. 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 email@example.com.**
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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Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
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