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Five distinguished Montana artists and arts organizations selected
for the 2015 Governor Arts Awards.

Click here for more information.


Percent for Art Program opens 2 new calls for artwork
Natural Resources Research Center – MT Tech and Missoula College 
Deadlines: November 18th & 20th, 2015 
Click here for more information and the application portals.

Take a first look at the revised Montana Standards for Arts!

For the first time since 2000, the Montana Standards for Arts have been revised, and are now available for review as they move towards adoption by the Montana Board of Public Education. The newly revised standards include five artistic disciplines: Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts and Media Arts, and were written by a team of 24 Montana arts educators. The revised Arts Standards will have an initial review by a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, convened by the Office of Public Instruction, on October 26, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Helena Holiday Inn Express at 3170 N. Sanders Street. The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is a public meeting.

Click on a link below to review the current drafts of the Montana Standards for Arts in a specific discipline. If you would like to offer feedback on the drafts, please click here to take a short survey.

Introduction to the Montana Standards for Arts
Dance Standards and glossary
Theatre Standards and glossary
Media Arts Standards and glossary
Visual Arts Standards and glossary
Visual Arts At-A-Glance
Music: Theory and Composition and glossary
Music: Traditional and Emerging Ensembles and glossary
Music: Harmonizing Instruments
Music: Technology
Music: K-8 General Music and glossary

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Applications are now being accepted for the Artist’s Innovation Awards. The deadline is October 1. Click here for more information.

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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! Click here for more information.

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 2014-2018 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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