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November 2005

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Statewide News

Date Set for the North Dakota State Tree Lighting Ceremony
The North Dakota Council on the Arts, along with the Governor's Office and Facility Management, invites the general public to the Lighting Ceremony for the North Dakota State Christmas Tree. The free ceremony will be conducted by Governor John Hoeven and First Lady Mikey Hoeven on Tuesday, December 6 at 5:00 p.m. in the Memorial Hall of the Capitol Building in Bismarck. more on tree lighting...

Have Your North Dakota State Tree Ornament Project Televised
Mel Stone, from Channel 11 news of Fargo, would like to televise a story on a ND State Christmas Tree ornament project in progress. If you (or a group of individuals) are currently working on this project, live within 80 miles of the Fargo area, and would like your story televised on Channel 11 news, please call Mel Stone at 701-371-9907. Click here to learn more about the ND State Tree call for ornaments.

North Dakota Artist Accepted for The Creative Center's Training Program for Hospital Artist-in-Residence in New York City
Deborah Ford of Dickinson, North Dakota, was one of ten artists accepted for The Creative Center's Training Program for Hospital Artist-in-Residence, which will be held from November 13-18, 2005, in New York City. more on residence...

Dinner Theatre, Offered to ND Community Theatres Royalty-Free Next Year
Conrad Davidson, who wrote the play Dinner Theatre with the support of a NDCA fellowship, is offering this play for production to ND community theatres royalty-free next year. Dinner Theatre will be presented by the Mouse River Players community theatre group in Minot on November 18-20, 2005. more on Dinner Theatre...

2006 Individual Artist Fellowship Grant Now Available
Click here to access the 2006 Individual Artist Fellowship Grant for visual and media arts. Music and literature will be eligible in 2007, and traditional arts, dance, and theatre are eligible in 2008.

Grants Available from the State Historical Society

The State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) has grant money available during the 2005-07 biennium. more on grants available...

Some Upcoming Events and Exhibits That Missed Publication in the Prairie Arts Newsletter
Click here to view the events and exhibits that missed publication in the Oct/Nov/Dec Prairie Arts newsletter.


National News

Robert C. Booker Appointed New Executive Director of Arizona Commission on the Arts
Virginia Cárdenas, chair of the Arizona Commission on the Arts (ACA), announces the appointment of Robert C. Booker to lead the Commission as its new executive director. For the past eight years, Booker has been executive director of the Minnesota State Arts Board. Acknowledging the unanimous recommendation of Commission members, Cárdenas said, “Robert Booker is a proven arts leader. He has always worked tirelessly to ensure that the arts have a place in daily life. We are delighted that he’s decided to join us and continue doing so here in Arizona.” more on Robert...

National Arts Marketing Project Conference -Blockbuster Results on an Indie Budget: Arts Marketing and Earned Income Strategies that Work!
This year’s National Arts Marketing Project Conference focuses on strategies for earned income and audience development that have gotten big bang for the buck. Sessions will highlight case studies in branding, high-tech e-marketing, guerilla tactics on a budget, researching and reaching diverse Audiences, and collaborations of all kinds from organizations of all art forms and all sizes! more on NAMPC...

Columbia College Chicago to Host the 44th Annual Professional Arts Management Institute (PAMI)
Columbia College Chicago will host the 44th annual Professional Arts Management Institute (PAMI) focusing on “Cultural Tourism.” The three-day event – November 18-20 – will feature 20 hours of lectures, panel discussions and interactive sessions that explore ways to promote, manage and develop an area’s arts and cultural resources that expand opportunities for tourism and travel. more on Columbia... 

$14.89 Million Awarded in Save America's Treasures Grants
The Arts Endowment, President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Institute of Museum and Library Services jointly announced the awarding of $14.89 million in federal competitive Save America's Treasures grants. more on treasures…

Southern Arts Federation Emergency Relief Response List
The Southern Arts Federation is pleased to announce the relief plans of other organizations for artists and arts organizations in the Gulf Coast states. This widespread response is most gratifying and they will be updating this list as they receive information from individuals and organizations about new initiatives. more on SAF...


Events and Exhibits Calendars, and Arts Opportunities

Upcoming Events and Exhibits calendars on the NDCA web site

If you have events that you would like included on the NDCA Calendar of Events, please email them to mailto:comserv@nd.gov?subject=e-Prairie Arts: Upcoming Events.

Arts Opportunities on the NDCA web site


Did you Know...

National estimates are that out of a class of 30 students, up to 10 will someday be employed in an arts-related occupation. (Music Educators National Conference, Exploring Careers in Music, Second Edition)

In 2004, there were over 10.6 million overseas visitors who participated in cultural and heritage tourism activities while within the country. (U.S. Department of Commerce)


Other Resources

The following Web sites have resources that may be of service to educators, individual artists, and arts organizations including funding and other opportunities, publications, arts events, etc.

National Endowment for the Arts
Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Arts Midwest
Arts Education Partnership

The North Dakota Council on the Arts is the state agency responsible for the support and development of the arts throughout North Dakota, and is funded by the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The North Dakota Arts Alliance/Alliance for Arts Education is a state network dedicated to education and advocacy for the arts and arts education. The Alliance is a member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network, and is funded by membership contributions, the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts.


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