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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.**
**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,
The National Endowment for the Arts Awards $698,000 for the Arts in North Dakota
NDCA to transition to new online grant system
NDCA publishes Guide to North Dakota Art and Cultural Destinations
Zot Artz “Arts for All” Workshop and Art Without Limits event to follow
Seven North Dakota Museums participating in the 2015 Blue Star Museums program
The New York Kammermusiker Ninth Annual North Dakota Winds of Change Festival
Artists of ND, free online resource
Pam Breaux Appointed NASAA CEO
NEA Celebrates their 50 year anniversary
ADA Celebrates 25 years
Arts Education Partnership Releases New Action Agenda and State Policy Summary
Americans for the Arts is conducting its Local Arts Agency Census
NEA Art Works deadline approaching
New NEA Our Town deadline and guidelines released
National Design Competition
World War I Centennial Commission: call for design entries
|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!
2015 Summer Stage. Music & More for Kids at Custer Park, sponsored by Dakota West Arts Council & Bismarck Parks & Recreation. They are looking for 20-30 minute acts (music, dance, theater, magic, etc.) to share the stage with Kris Kitko on the following dates: June 23, July 7, July 21, and August 4. They also welcome artists if you have something to sell or share. Contact Eileen Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pekin Days Art Show call for entries. The Nelson County Arts Council’s Pekin Days Art Show takes place June 24-28, 2015. The show is open to all artists 18 years and older. This is a juried exhibition and all work must be for sale. The deadline to enter is June 6, 2015. For more information and prospectus visit www.nelsoncountyarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/PDAS_2015.pdf.
Art on the Plains XII. Attention artists in Great Plains states and provinces! Art on the Plains is the Plains Art Museum's signature juried exhibition for contemporary art in the region, showcasing new and established artists selected through a blind review. Registration and full information at http://plainsart.org/weblog/art-on-the-plains-xii-call-for-entries. Submit by June 15th. AOPXII is open to artists living in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
4th Annual Square Foot Show. Bismarck Art & Galleries Association (BAGA)’s 4th Annual Square Foot Show takes place August 4-28, 2015. Canvases are available at BAGA with a registration deadline of June 26. Artists may enter up to two 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 will receive their canvas from BAGA to ensure consistency of canvases. The show is open to all artists 18 years old or older. All artwork will be priced at $130 by BAGA. For more information and an entry form visit "Special Events" at www.bismarck-art.org; email email@example.com; or call 701-223-5986.
51st Annual Jamestown Fine Arts Association Art Show is August 29 – October 2, 2015. This annual exhibition is open to all artists. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces and all media and styles are welcome. All artwork submitted and meeting basic requirements will be exhibited. Once installed the works will be juried for prizes. If you would like to participate please send your email address to Sally Jeppson, Gallery Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive an entry form, or visit http://jamestownarts.com/whatshappening. Deadline for registration is August 1, 2015.
First Presbyterian Fine Arts Festival takes place September 12-13, 2015. This Festival will be "celebrating creation on the prairie" with the two-day event. Registrations for entries are due August 7 for adults with a fee of $20 for two entries. Deadline for youth entries, age 18 or younger, is set for August 21. There is no fee for youth entries. This show is a juried art exhibit with cash awards in six media categories. For a brochures with the entry form email Pamela at email@example.com. Entry forms will also be available at www.fpcbismarck.com/events.html.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Photo Contest. The 2015 Picture Yourself in Theodore Roosevelt National Park photo contest runs through August 31, 2015. Photos must depict any natural, cultural or historic subject within the park. Photographers may submit up to two photos between April 18 and August 31. For more information visit www.trnha.org/pictureyourselfintrnp.html.
The Fine Arts Center in Jamestown residency. The Fine Arts Center in Jamestown, North Dakota has begun a search for an artist to fulfill a residency for the 2015-16 school year. For more information visit http://jamestownarts.com/residency.
|DID YOU KNOW ...|
The World Bank (www.worldbank.org) argues in a recent policy paper that culture can drive development work. The Creative Wealth of Nations (http://elibrary.worldbank.org/doi/pdf/10.1596/1813-9450-7118) makes the case that the performing arts directly foster social progress and economic growth and indirectly contribute to environmental stewardship, social inclusion and nation-branding efforts. These benefits, however, are not well documented and, as a result, have yet to become prominent in development strategies. The World Bank report aims to rectify that by presenting policy options to leverage the performing arts as an engine for development.
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