Montana Arts Council

State of the Arts is a service of the Montana Arts Council designed to provide timely information about the arts in Montana to artists and organizations. To receive the next quarterly newspaper or update current information, complete the form below.  State of the Arts is provided free of charge.

The Montana Arts Council has several eNews bulletins it sends out bi-weekly for: Literature, Performing, Visual and Media Artists Public Art Arts Organizations Arts Educators They are chock full of great info, resources and opportunities. Sign up for free!


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The Art of Leadership ePublication

This publication offers excellent information on participation and governance for Montana arts organizations, both rural and urban.

Building Arts Participation in Rural America: Success Stories (2007)

Learning from Montana Arts Organizations

These publications, written by Louise K. Stevens, chronicle audience development strategies undertaken by seven Montana arts organizations while participating in a major audience development initiative of the Montana Arts Council. The initiative was funded by the Wallace Foundation and these publications serve as a model for arts organizations all across rural America.

Fund Raising Ideas That Work in Rural America (2006)

Compiled by John Barsness of Montana Arts for the Montana Arts Council, this publication offers a snapshot of more than seventy successful special events, annual fund drives, membership drives, capital campaigns and sponsorships mounted by arts organizations all across the country.

Building Arts Participation in Rural America: The Montana Story (2004)

Year One: Learning to increase Participation and the Return on Investment.

Montana Circle of American Masters Posters

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