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Governor Burgum Proclaims October Arts & Humanities Month in North Dakota
NDCA Executive Director applications due October 6th!
Art organizations, cultural centers and studio information requested for new statewide cultural guide app - deadline extended to October 6th!
North Dakota Council on the Arts Awarded Sharing Success Grant
Sundogs and Sunflowers: An Art for Life Program Guide for Creative Aging, Health, and Wellness to be released
Poetry Out Loud School Registration extended until October 15th
2017 North Dakota Governor's Photo Contest winners selected and exhibited at the State Capitol
Food for Thought: A Conversation About Nonprofit Hot Topics and Best Practices
|Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge announced
National Association of Counties (NACo) - in partnership with Americans for the Arts - has launched a national initiative to train local leaders from rural and mid-sized counties on how to advance arts-based economic and community development. Supported by the NEA, the Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge mission is supporting counties as they work to identify and strengthen ways to integrate arts into solutions to local challenges. NACo invites counties with populations of less than 250,000 to form multidisciplinary teams to apply. Teams that submit winning applications will attend an in-person, 2½-day training and peer exchange workshop on March 28-30, 2018 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The application deadline is October 17. For more information visit www.naco.org/creative-counties-placemaking-challenge.
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards seeks student submissions
Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge opens for high school students
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.
Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program
The Met Opera National Council Auditions are returning to Grand Forks in October
Northwest Art Center call for entries for the Americas 2018: Paperworks. Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. Deadline (postmark) for entries is November 1, 2017. The Prospectus is available at www.minotstateu.edu/nac/call-for-entries.shtml. For more information call 701-858-3264 or 800-777-0750 (ex.3264); or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arts Center in Jamestown is looking for artists, seamstresses, weavers and anyone interested in fiber or fabric to participate in a textile challenge. The exhibition that will result from the “challenge” will be titled Shape Shifting which relates to requirement that the textile be one of these four shapes: 12” diameter circle, 12” square, 12” equilateral triangle, or 12” x 24” rectangle. The artwork could be a weaving, a quilt, a batik, a felted panel or other expression as long as its primary medium is the textile. The work should be display-ready with sleeve or other hanging device. Artists are encouraged to be inventive, adding mixed media elements as they wish. Artists can submit up to four pieces and all will be exhibited. The exhibition dates are currently slotted for April 12 – May 12, 2018. To join the challenge, please register by November 1, 2017 by downloading the registration form located at http://jamestownarts.com/2017/09/seeking-textile-artists, completing it and returning it by mail to Sally Jeppson, The Arts Center, PO Box 363, Jamestown, ND; or email to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (701) 866-0959 to learn more.
DID YOU KNOW ...
In September the NEA released a new report, Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Engage in the Arts. Among the report's findings, older adults who both created art and attended arts events showed higher cognitive functioning and lower rates of both hypertension and limitations to their physical functioning than did older adults who neither created nor attended art. This release, together with an infographic and fact sheet, provides the report's highlights and implications for those who work with aging adults. To learn more and to read the full report, visit https://www.arts.gov/news/2017/new-report-reveals-findings-about-arts-and-health-older-adults.
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 email@example.com.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.**
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