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2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts call for nominations
NDCA announces the North Dakota State Tree Lighting Ceremony to take place December 8th
Reminder ~ donated ornaments for the State Christmas Tree are due November 10th
ND Turnaround Arts students meet, create with famous artists
Art50! Exhibitions celebrating the 50th anniversary of the North Dakota Council on the Arts
North Dakota Museum of Art announces three new traveling exhibitions
Special Edition ornaments on sale!
Important notice of deadline change/consolidation to all Community Arts Access, Presenter Support and Artist in Residency grantees!
2016 Post-election webinar hosted by Americans for the Arts & Arts Action Fund
The 30th Annual Arts Advocacy Day will take place on March 20–21, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Historic Healing Arts and Military Partnership expands
NEA Big Read to accept applications this fall
Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant applications open
November is Native American Heritage 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The North Dakota-Manitoba District Auditions for the Met Opera National Council are November 18-19 on the University of North Dakota campus with expert judges Keith Wolfe, Opera Birmingham, Robert Breault, tenor and University of Utah, and Nathan DePoint, Fort Worth Opera. New and familiar faces will grace the stage when dreams begin for our singers! All events are free and open to the public. Join ND-MB Met at the Hughes Fine Arts Center on the UND campus. Come for an aria or come for the day. To learn more visit: https://metauditionsmn.org/event/metropolitan-opera-national-council-auditions-north-dakota-manitoba-district. The deadline for all materials including payment must be received by November 4, 2016. The first 30 applications received will be accepted. Contact Dr. Royce Blackburn, District Co-Director at NDMBmetoperaauditions@gmail.com with any questions.
North Dakota Museum of Art’s Artist-in-Residence program now accepting applications: Margery McCanna Jennison has given her ancestral home in western Grand Forks County to the ND Museum of Art to establish the state’s first, full-fledged, Artist-in-Residence Program. Named McCanna House, the residency will offer artists, composers, and writers unfettered time to work in a setting that preserves the history and integrity of one of North Dakota’s first architect-designed, country homes surrounded by rich, agricultural land. The residency consists of 3-5 week blocks of time layered throughout the operating year. Winter dictates that the house is only open from June 1st to the end of September. At this time in the evolution of the program, there will only be 1 to 3 individuals on the property at a time. Artists are asked only to use their time wisely, and be aware of the transformative potential of time spent there. NDMOA will be accepting applications until the end of December, and selecting artists after the New Year. The application fee is $35, plus a $100 cleaning fee if accepted. Residencies will be between three weeks and one month between May 29 - September 15, 2017. To learn more visit http://ndmoa.com/artist-in-residence.
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Promote your art discipline/agency/event and help NDCA increase our Facebook Fans as well!
Help the NDCA increase our Facebook presence by “liking” our page and encouraging others to do so as well! NDCA would like to update the cover photo every few weeks. Please submit your images of artistic events, exhibits, artist residencies, or anything else that expresses the joy, value and importance the arts have in our state, along with a brief description to email@example.com. NDCA cannot guarantee that all images provided will be used. This promotion is only open to North Dakota images/events (exceptions may apply). “LIKE” NDCA at www.facebook.com/NDCouncilontheArts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
"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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