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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.**
NDCA announces recipients of 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts
Be sure to register and attend the 2017 Statewide Arts Conference and Governor's Awards for the Arts Ceremony, Tuesday, March 28, 2017!
NDCA Announces the Winners of the 2017 Poetry Out Loud State Finals
Spirit Trails and Sky Beings: Mythical Scrolls of the Ojibway Nation now on display at the SHSND
All NDCA grant programs will be transitioning to a different website for Fiscal Year 18
NDCA also consolidated the Spring and Fall Artist in Residence 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 online at https://northdakota.gosmart.org.
2017 North Dakota Travel Industry Conference
Arts Advocacy Day 2017 registration now open
National Endowment for the Arts 2017 funding guidelines posted
Arts Midwest Touring Fund applications open
Registration now available for the 2017 Rural Arts and Culture Summit
March is National Youth Art Month
April is Jazz Appreciation Month
NEA to celebrate the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters
May is National Chamber Music Month
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 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 speaker. 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.
43rd Annual Capital A’Fair deadline is April 1, 2017. The 43rd annual Capital A’Fair is one of the area’s largest summer art fairs. It features over 130 artisans from across the country and attracts thousands of local and regional visitors. Music, great food, performing arts groups, antique car show, and children’s activities contribute to the festive mood. The setting is the beautiful Capitol grounds of North Dakota. For more information, visit http://www.bismarck-art.org/index.cfm?page=special-events.
The Spirit Room has issued a call for artists for its upcoming Spring Invitational Exhibit in April. Deadline is Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 5:00pm. Prospectus available online at http://www.spiritroom.net/norn.php.
The Northwest Art Center in Minot announced a call for artists for the Americas 2017 All Media show. The deadline for submitting entries is June 1, 2017 (postmark). Works in any medium, traditional or experimental, qualify. For more information, visit http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac/_documents/am_2017.pdf.
The Nelson County Arts Council’s Pekin Days Art Show takes place June 22-25, 2017. 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 the Pekin Days Art Show is June 2, 2017. For more information and prospectus visit http://www.nelsoncountyarts.com/pekin-days-art-show.
Bismarck Art & Galleries Association (BAGA) announced a call for artists for the Annual Square Foot Show, which takes place August 1-25, 2017. Canvases are currently available at BAGA located at 422 E. Front Avenue in Bismarck, ND. The registration deadline to enter is June 30, 2017. For more information and the prospectus, visit http://www.bismarck-art.org/index.cfm?page=special-events.
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 http://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.
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 email@example.com or by calling (701) 866-0959 to learn more.
DID YOU KNOW ...
There are new resources on Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
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)
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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grjYchdQ7T0&list=FLqlqMG94cvRF2jZeY2BvG3Q
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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