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DUNS Number Now Required for all NDCA Organizational Grantees! Individual Artists also encouraged to register
FY14 Professional Development and Special Projects Now Available
The New York Kammermusiker Seventh Annual North Dakota Winds of Change Festival
ND Museums Participate in Blue Star Museums Program
2013 Governor's Photo Contest
State Historical Society Announces Second Annual Photo Contest, Theaters are this year’s Theme
North Dakota Museum of Art Exhibition to Open in New York City
North Dakota Heritage Center Seeking Heritage Volunteers
Celtic Camp for Kids
MyNDArts Has Replaced CulturePulse.org ~ Be sure to enter your information on the statewide cultural calendar!
National Endowment for the Arts Announces Funding for States and Regions for Fiscal Year 2013
How Nonprofits Should Value Volunteer Labor
2013 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey Results
National Endowment for the Arts announces Webinar Series on Social Impact Design
National Arts Marketing Project Conference
|EVENT AND EXHIBIT CALENDAR, ARTS OPPORTUNITIES|
**Check out the upcoming Events and Exhibits listed on NDCA's regional calendars, and for more information, visit North Dakota's Statewide Arts Calendar at www.myndarts.com. 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.
Local Professional Development Opportunities:
STEM Summer Course 2013 - June 17-20, 2013, Valley City, for grades 9-12. A STEM+Arts hands-on Design Course that introduces scientific concepts re-framed in Artistic terms and applied across traditional Engineering disciplines. High School Students will be allowed to pursue these convergent and complimentary subjects sparking interest in studying a particular Engineering Field while also attaining secondary study in the College of Fine Arts. By using the School of Fine Arts to broaden Engineering and Design perspective an Engineering Sciences major modified with Studio Art will greatly enhance the students’ ability to think and perform more creatively. Students will learn to recognize and critically analyze major Engineering Structures and Architecture as works of Art. For more information and to register, visit www.gpstem.vcsu.edu; or call 1-800-532-8641 ext 7441.
Free Museum Workshops - The State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) will be offering free workshops for county, local, and tribal organizations this summer. “Good, Better, Best: Museum Standards and Best Practices” workshops will allow museum staff, board members, and volunteers to better understand the best practices and standards being used by small museums. Presenter Danielle Stuckle, Outreach coordinator with SHSND, will also discuss the StEPs program and how it can be used to evaluate policies and procedures and help museums better achieve their missions. Other featured topics will include collections care and management; care and maintenance of buildings; and general administration and management. Workshops will include a discussion of current museum projects in the region, and a tour of the host museum. The first workshop will be at the Cass County Historical Society in West Fargo, ND, on June 14, 2013, at 1 p.m. A second workshop will take place on June 28, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Sargent County Historical Society and Museum in Forman, ND. For more information and to register, contact Outreach Coordinator Danielle Stuckle at 701-328-2794 or email email@example.com.
Summer Intensive, Arts Integration Workshop - North Dakota Council on the Arts and the Jamestown Art Center present: Summer Intensive – Arts Integration Workshop, July 31-August 1 at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. Join Melanie Layne, Program Consultant for the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education through the Arts Program, and ND Council on the Arts staff to uncover the characteristics of quality arts integration. To learn more and to register, visit www.nd.gov/arts/whatsnew/images-pdfs/SummerIntensiveApplication-13.pdf.
Local Arts Opportunities:
West River Head Start is seeking an artist, creative craftsman, engineer, or “master tinkerer” interested in designing and creating an interactive work of art or sculpture for their new Outdoor Classroom. Funding available. Please contact Rebecca Engelman, NDCA Arts in Education Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Josef Kolosky, Director, West River Head Start at: email@example.com for more information.
Americas 2013: All Media - The Northwest Art Center announces the Americas 2013: All Media art exhibit to be on display August 20 through September 26, 2013. The call for entries deadline is June 1, 2013. Works in any medium, traditional or experimental, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. All two-dimensional artwork must be secured to a rigid backing. It is preferred that two-dimensional work be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing. For more information visit www.minotstateu.edu/nac/pdf/am_2013.pdf.
Pekin Days Art Show - This year is the 20th Anniversary of Nelson County Arts Council’s Pekin Days Art Show! The Art Show takes place June 26-30, 2013 in Pekin, North Dakota. The hours of the show are Thursday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be an artist’s reception on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. The juror this year is Linda Olson, Minot State University and the Director of the North Dakota Art Gallery Association. Entry deadline is June 8, 2013. Open to all artists 18 years and older. All Work Must Be For Sale. This is a juried exhibition. All work, wall-hung or 3 dimensional, must be safe, ready to display, framed and wired appropriately for hanging. Serrated hangers will not be accepted. Please notify us if you have a piece that needs to be displayed in an unusual fashion or if you have an unusually large piece to verify sufficient space is available. All work must be original, less than 3 years old and not previously exhibited in the Pekin Days Art Show. No more than three (3) entries may be submitted. For more information and entry form, visit www.nelsoncountyarts.com/pekin-days-art-show; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; call 701-247-3112 (Steph) or 701-296-4410 (Office).
BAGA’s 2nd Annual Square Foot Show - Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in BAGA’s 2nd Annual Square Foot Show scheduled for August 6-30, 2013. Artists may enter up to 2 pieces in any media that can be applied to a 12” x 12” canvas. Canvases may not be altered in size and/or shape. Artists must receive their canvas from BAGA to ensure consistency of canvases. The show is open to all artists 18 years old or older. Entry forms for the Square Foot Show can be found online at www.bismarck-art.org, under the special events tab. The entry deadline is June 21, 2013. For more information or to enter this unique show contact BAGA at 701-223-5986, email@example.com or visit their website at www.bismarck-art.org.
NDGA 2013 Call for Artists - North Dakota Art Gallery Association (NDAGA), a nonprofit organization of galleries from the Upper Midwest, is seeking proposals for solo or group exhibitions for 2014-2015. NDAGA works hard to establish artist and gallery connections for possible exhibition. In the fall of each year the gallery directors from North Dakota and surrounding states hold their annual conference. It is at this time that proposing artists have the opportunity for their work to be reviewed for possible exhibition. These traveling exhibitions are promoted throughout the Midwest to regional gallery and museum directors and curators. As well, honorariums are paid to chosen artists to tour their work. Member artists are eligible for exhibition review privileges without a fee. Artists working in any medium are encouraged to submit their art. A copy of the prospectus is available at www.ndaga.org/index.cfm?page=opportunities. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Entry deadline is August 31, 2013.
Check out the other current Arts Opportunities available on the NDCA web site!
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