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Artists in Schools and Communities Registry now accepting applications from qualified teaching artists

The Montana Arts Council is now taking applications for its revised Artists in Schools and Communities Registry.  The AISC Registry will launch in early 2016, and will provide a listing of teaching artists, performing groups and organizations that provide arts learning opportunities to Montana schools and community organizations.

Professional teaching artists in all disciplines, including visual and media arts, dance, theatre, music and creative writing, are welcome to submit an application to be listed on the AISC Registry.  The deadline for application is December 14, 2016.  A second round of applications will be accepted in May, 2016.

Please click here for full information and the application.

Direct all questions to Emily Kohring, Director of Arts Education, at
(406) 444-6522 or


Governor Steve Bullock appointed Michael Earl Craig as Montana’s next Poet Laureate. The Montana Poet Laureate is a two-year honorary position created by the state legislature in 2005 and administered by the Montana Arts Council.
Click here for the announcement.
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Five distinguished Montana artists and arts organizations selected
for the 2015 Governor Arts Awards.

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The Montana Artrepreneur Program (MAP) is proud to be exhibiting a juried show featuring signature work by MAP and MCAM artists. The show has been professionally juried by artist, Bonnie Zahn Griffith, and hosts 80 pieces of artwork; two-dimensional and three-dimensional, fine and functional, traditional and contemporary, realistic and abstract. 47 artists have been selected crisscrossing Montana from Kalispell to Glendive, Saco to Stevensville. Take a drive to Miles City and check it out!
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The Montana Arts Council recruited Trudel | MacPherson to conduct two webinars covering trends and best practices in digital communications and social media, specifically designed for and with Montana arts organizations.

The topic is maximizing social media effectiveness by focusing on key platforms and free web analytics tools to track conversations from online to real-world connections.

The first webinar: Casting A Wider Social Net! Strategies for Consistent Effective Digital Communications took place May 6, 2015. It is available here.

The second webinar: So Was It Worth It? Strategies for Sharpening Measurement of Digital Communications to Inform Organization Priorities took place June 17, 2015.
It is available here.


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National Endowment for the Arts Performing Arts Director Douglas Sonntag offered his “state-of-the-state” national perspective on performing arts at January’s Montana Performing Arts Consortium (MPAC) annual conference.
Here is the transcript of his keynote address.

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Important New Research Available on Economic Impacts of Artists
Researcher and evaluator Surale Phillips has just completed an in-depth study on economic impacts of artists participating in MAC’s Montana Artrepreneur Program during the years 2010-2013. Read all about it in the
Executive Summary or in the Detailed Report with Supporting Data.

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MAC's 2014-2019 Operating Framework:
The Montana Arts Council’s new framework, developed with input from over 3,500 Montanans, can be found here.


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