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From July 2, 2010
At the NH State Council on the Arts
FINAL DAY: Please Take Our Survey!
If you’ve already taken one of our 10-minute surveys, thank you! If not, please take it now!
The arts surveys – one geared to the interests and needs of organizations and the other to individual artists – will help us map our priorities for the next three years. The voices of the arts community will help guide us and help us with our application to the National Endowment for the Arts. Please don’t miss this final day to give us your thoughts! Thank you!
Artist Entrepreneurial Grants deadline is approaching: August 6, 2010
(for projects between October 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011)
Recognizing that artist entrepreneurs contribute significantly to New Hampshire’s economy, this grant category helps artists improve their business skills, participate in programs to raise the quality of their work and in programs that can bring their art to wider audiences and markets. Requests may be made for between $250 and $1,000 and must be matched. Learn more here.
NH Artist Roster: Additional FY2011 deadline added for artists interested in applying for the Arts Education Roster: September 3, 2010
The State Arts Council is offering an additional opportunity for artists to apply to be listed on the Arts in Education Artist Roster. Applications must be postmarked or delivered to the State Arts Council offices by Friday, September 3, 2010. Information and application materials can be found here.
At the National Endowment for the Arts
NH #1 in Blue Star Museums participation!
In time to celebrate Independence Day, the N.H. State Council on the Arts is pleased to announce that New Hampshire ranks first in the nation for participation in the Blue Star Museums program, based upon the state’s population and the number of institutions participating.
“Blue Star Museums,” a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the military family support network Blue Star Families, offers free admission to active duty military—including active duty Reserve and active duty National Guard—and their immediate family members. The program began on Memorial Day, May 31, and runs through Labor Day, September 6, 2010.
The list of participating museums and historical sites continues to grow! You can see an updated list at http://www.arts.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/index.php?st=NH#list.
If your organization would like to participate, contact Nicole Murray at the NEA, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-682-5578.
NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman announces new report on how Americans use electronic media to participate in the Arts
When compared with non-media participants, Americans who participate in the arts through technology and electronic media – using the Internet, television, radio, computers, and handheld devices – are nearly three times more likely to attend live arts events, attend twice as many live arts events, and attend a greater variety of genres of live arts events, according to a report released by the National Endowment for the Arts and available at www.arts.gov.
Audience 2.0: How Technology Influences Arts Participationlooks at who is participating in the arts through electronic media, what factors affect their participation, and the relationship between media-based arts activities, live attendance, and personal arts creation. The findings in Audience 2.0 are intended to help arts organizations better understand their audiences’ uses of technology and electronic media.
NEA on YouTube and Facebook
The NEA this week launched official agency channels on the video-sharing website YouTube and the social networking site Facebook. Both channels reflect the agency’s interest in regularly engaging in greater dialogue with the American public.
The YouTube site will feature videos from the Endowment highlighting NEA programs, art events, speeches, and artist profiles, among other content. NEA Facebook will include status updates on new NEA content, photos and videos of Heritage Fellows and NEA Jazz Masters, and audio samples of NEA Jazz Moments and podcasts.
In NH’s Arts Community
NECAP Seeks Proposals for September Artist-Educator Conference
The New England Consortium of Artist-Educator Professionals (NECAP) is seeking proposals from teaching artists in all disciplines for workshops at our annual "Widening the Circle" conference, set for Thursday, September 23, in Brattleboro, Vermont.
The conference, "Play Is the Thing: The Serious Work of Play," will focus on the importance of play in the field of teaching artistry, exploring the question: "What does play have to do with my work as an artist educator?"
Deadline for submissions is July 12. You can download the RFP -- and check out great professional development opportunities -- on the NECAP website, http://artisteducators.org.
Questions? Email email@example.com or call NECAP coordinator Frumie Selchen, Arts Alliance of Northern NH, at 323-7302.
July 2, 2010