GeneralGeneral Interest
Through FY17, funds will become available to support tourism-related projects under three categories: digital development, infrastructure, and event paid media advertising.
Deadlines are ongoing.

The National Endowment for the Arts is announcing a new focus for the NEA Big Read program on contemporary authors and books written since the founding of the NEA 50 years ago. This is the 10th anniversary of the NEA Big Read, and we hope this updated list of books for communities to choose from will broaden the opportunities for discussion and increase the range of voices, perspectives, and writing styles for future NEA Big Read applicants to choose from.

Jackson Hole Public Art is happy to announce the launch of the Places of Possibility Toolkit for Rural Communities in the Intermountain West.  This toolkit contains resources for best practices, planning, community engagement, funding, launching, installing and amplifying your art and placemaking activities.
Pro_DevelProfessional Development
Led by Brad Stephenson, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of using social media to communicate about your work and ideas; expand your audience, peer and professional network; and create a deeper connection with the general public.  
August 2, 2016

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.
August 8, 2016

Led by artist Sharon Louden, this 4-part webinar series is geared to visual artists yearning for guidance on how best to approach and communicate with the gatekeepers of the art world: galleries, curators, collectors, museum professionals, and more.
October 4, 2016

All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. Interested but can't attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar. 
Calls_for_ArtCalls for Art
National and international artists are invited to submit qualifications for the Oregon Art in Public Places Roster. The Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts & Culture Council manage the percent for art programs for the State of Oregon, Multnomah County, and City of Portland. The Roster is a resource for public art selection panels to identify artists most suitable for their community and specific project needs.
Deadline: July 25, 2016

Arlington County, Virginia is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in a public art opportunity at Oakland Park, located in the Virginia Square neighborhood of Arlington, VA. The selected artist/team will design, fabricate, and install a permanent work of art that will function as a shading element in the park that is being upgraded for enhanced user experience.
Deadline: August 8, 2016

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with Fry's Food Stores, a division of the Kroger Company, will commission two professional artists to create indoor murals for two new Fry's grocery stores in the Phoenix area. The murals will be prominently displayed on a wall inside the stores as part of the Kroger Company's commitment to involving artists in beautifying new stores in Arizona and throughout the nation.
Deadline: August 15, 2016

The City of Philadelphia's Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, announce a public art competition to commission three site-specific entry-gates for The Discovery Center, a new environmental education center to-be-located in the Strawberry Mansion district of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. 
Deadline: August 24, 2016

The Oracle Road Assisted Living project will be a 101 unit Assisted Living and Memory Care community. The development includes (1) two-story building with associated amenities, drives, parking, utilities, landscaping, artwork, etc. There are two main courtyards, one focused on memory care residents and the other providing recreational opportunities for the assisted living residents.
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Public Art Opportunity in Portland, Oregon
On behalf of the Oregon Zooand Metro Regional Government in Portland, Oregon, the Regional Arts & Culture Council invites artists/teams to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the Central Plaza / Polar Passage at the Oregon Zoo.
Deadline: August 8, 2016

The below goals will aid in the selection of the commissioned artwork. The project should be an original, site specific design fabricated in safe, durable, low maintenance materials that may withstand the harsh Arizona climate in the summer months. Proposals should be complimentary to the overall natural landscape of the surrounding region. 
Deadline: September 1, 2016

The City of Roswell, Georgia invites artists to submit proposals of existing outdoor art works for consideration for ArtAround Roswell 2017, a Sculpture Tour; a temporary art installation exhibited at various outdoor sites in the City of Roswell, Georgia. Proposals selected through this call will be considered for exhibition during 2017.
Deadline: August 22, 2016

The City is seeking an artist/artist team to create, fabricate, and install an outdoor sculpture at its' newly named Centennial Park located by Bowie City Hall. The city is celebrating its 100th anniversary of its incorporation.
Deadline: September 1, 2016

The City of Coeur d'Alene Arts Commission invites artists/artist teams to submit qualifications for consideration for two painted mural projects:
  • Sherman Square Park located at 315 Sherman Avenue in Downtown Coeur d'Alene
  • Centennial Trail Underpass
There is no theme for this Call to Artists; allowing for a creative interpretation that will reflect the vibrant beauty of the area.
Deadline: August 13, 2016

One or more artists sought to commission for designs for permanent specialty flooring for four areas of the Ticket Lobby Program. Flooring budget is $600,000. Finalist stipend for proposal, $1,000. Artist fee negotiated after selection. Work will be installed by a contractor selected by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

The Kroger family of stores is excited to give local artists the opportunity to lend their talents to creating an uplifting experience in their stores. The objective of the mural project is to create a space that encourages community gathering and celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood.
Deadline: July 28, 2016
Job_OppsJob Opportunities
The Clay Studio of Missoula (CSoM) seeks a part time Studio Manager to provide technical and studio support and building maintenance as needed. The Studio Manager establishes and maintains effective relationships with students, residents, and studio artists and gains their respect and trust.
Deadline: August 1, 2016

The Emerson Culture is currently looking to hire a part time art instructor to teach a variety of artistic medias. This fall, the newly appointed instructor will teach drawing, painting and jewelry design to teens and adults.
Position open until filled.
Food_for_ThoughtFood for Thought
Fast Company blog
By Chad Halvorson  7/15/2015
Fast Company & Inc © 2016 Mansueto Ventures, LLC  
"If your daily routine doesn't get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers." Here are 10 juicy ideas for getting the most out of your creative day.  Let's face it; we all need some version of a hot cup of inspiration to start our day with!  Kim Baraby Hurtle

North Dakota Council on the Arts, Troyd Geist and I are both members  of the 2016 National Center for Creative Aging, ENGAGE Initiative,
State Arts Agency Community of Practice. I wanted to share a project that North Dakota was able to create and fund.
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