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Summer Theatre Provides Entertainment Throughout the Season
From Broadway-style productions to historical one-act adaptations to comedies, North Dakota summer theatres offer something for everyone's tastes. Some productions are indoor, while most take place under the beautiful North Dakota skies. To view the summer theatre productions in North Dakota, visit http://www.ndtourism.com/secondary/viewArticle.asp?ID=465. You can also view additional North Dakota upcoming events at www.ndtourism.com/events.
~ Sara Otte Coleman, Director, Tourism Division North Dakota Department of Commerce
Plains Art Museum Graphic Designer Serves As Judge in Museum Association Competition
Cody Jacobson, graphic designer at the Plains Art Museum, has been selected as a judge for the annual Mountain Plains Museum Association (MPMA) design competition. Jacobson and two other judges will rank books, exhibition catalogs, brochures and promotional packages submitted by Museum designers. Awards will be presented on August 1 in Taos, NM. more on Cody Jacobson...
Juried Fine Art Exhibition
Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center’s Juried Fine Art Exhibition will be on display July 3 through September 29, 2006, featuring new and established local artists. A public reception will take place on July 7, 2006, from 3:30 to 5:00p.m. The winners will be announced by Juror Ed Pauley, President/CEO of the Plains Art Museum. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Support of this project is provided by the Cities of Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo through the Lake Agassiz Arts Council. more on Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center…
Call to Artists - Marketplace of Ideas/Marketplace for Kids, Inc.
Request for Proposals - Marketplace of Ideas/Marketplace for Kids, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization, managed by a Board of Directors. Each year, as part of Marketplace for Entrepreneurs, our Organizing Sponsors U.S. Senator Kent Conrad and Commissioner of Agriculture Roger Johnson recognize our financial partners during a reception the evening before Marketplace. This year’s reception will be held on January 16, 2007. Interested North Dakota Artists can submit their ideas for the Family of Awards to be presented. There are (5) five categories of awards. A different award is needed for each category. Please send your proposal, with photos to: Marketplace for Entrepreneurs, Attn: Marilyn K. Kipp, 411 Main Street West, Mandan, ND 58554-3164. Proposals MUST be postmarked by: Friday, July 28, 2006. more on request for proposals…
Plan Ahead - August is American Artist Appreciation Month
Take the opportunity to appreciate all the artists in your life and celebrate your own artistic abilities. Art comes in all forms - keep creativity alive and vibrant!
National Directory of American Indian Artists Launches Online Resource; Artists Encouraged to Apply
The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB), an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, announces the development of a key online listing. Updating its "Source Directory of American Indian and Alaska Native Owned and Operated Arts and Crafts Businesses," the information is now available online at http://www.iacb.doi.gov/. Organized by state, the "Source Directory" includes federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native artists and craftspeople, cooperatives, tribal arts and crafts enterprises, and privately-owned and operated businesses. The "Source Directory" is accessible to the public, serving as a direct link between the arts and prospective customers. The "Source Directory" will be updated monthly as new applications for business listings are received and approved. This service is available only to individuals who are enrolled members of federally recognized Indian Tribes or Alaska Native groups. To be listed is free. To receive an application to be listed in the "Source Directory," contact the IACB at its toll-free number at 888/278-3253 or write to Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, MS 2058-MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Application specifics can also be reviewed by visiting the following section of the IACB website: www.iacb.doi.gov/order/source_how_to.html
LEAD Awards for Excellence in Accessibility Leadership
One of the 2006 "LEAD Awards for Excellence in Accessibility Leadership" will be awarded to Paula Terry on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts for outstanding efforts to encourage the national arts community to be accessible to people with disabilities and Theatre Development Fund’s Theatre Access Project for sustained efforts to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in theater audiences in both the for-profit and non-profit theater communities. The 2006 awards will be presented during LEAD’s sixth annual conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on August 5, 2006. more on LEAD Awards…
Art21’s 2006 Outreach Initiatives: A Call to Participate!
Love contemporary art? Curious about it? Looking to expand your organization’s audience by partnering with other groups? Seeking inspiration for dynamic public programming ideas? Art21, a nonprofit contemporary art organization, has designed two focused outreach initiatives that address all of these questions. "Museum + Library Partnerships" and "Youth Engagement" are our new screening and discussion-based national pilot programs. Using the Emmy-nominated, PBS documentary series, Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century as a springboard, both initiatives involve hosting screening events, discussion forums, and hands-on activities in local communities. "Museum + Library Partnerships" encourages collaboration between local cultural institutions to explore contemporary art from interdisciplinary perspectives. "Youth Engagement" is an opportunity to introduce students, educators, and their communities to contemporary art through youth-led, Art:21-inspired programming. The two initiatives are great ways to learn about contemporary art and gain access to a wide array of media resources, as well as to offer your community an opportunity to come together and take part in a wider cultural dialogue. "Youth Engagement" and "Museum + Library Partnerships" pilot programming will take place through mid-November 2006. more on Art21's Outreach Initiative...
League of Historic American Theatres 30th Anniversary Conference & Theatre Tour, TURNING 30 IN HOLLYWOOD: Celebrating the Movement that is Saving Historic American Theatres and Movie Palaces, 1976-2006
This conference is July 19-22, 2006, Optional Pre-Conference Seminar or Theatre Ramble is July 18th. Headquarters are at Hollywood Renaissance Hotel. Secure on-line registration is now available through our website at: http://www.lhat.org/conference_theatre/2006/registration_info.asp. You can also download a form from the website to register by fax, phone or mail. Reserve your accommodations at the Hollywood Renaissance today to secure the best rooms and rates. The LHAT group rate is $149 per night + tax, single and double occupancy. The group rate and room block are guaranteed through June 23, 2006. more on 30th Anniversary Conference & Theatre Tour…
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In 2005, more than 578,000 businesses were involved in the production or distribution of the arts and these businesses employ almost 3 million people.
~ Americans for the Arts, Creative Industries 2005: The Congressional Reports, 2005.
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