Council Recruiting for Two Staff Positions
Governor's Awards for the Arts Nominations
Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship
Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations
Alaska Summer Festival Dates
ASCA Important Dates
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Grant Deadlines

Sept. 1 Grant Deadlines: Career Opportunity, Workshop, Community Arts Development, Master Artist and Apprentice, Walker ArtsTouring Grants. Call ASCA staff before applying.


September 1:

Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship Deadline 


November 1: 

FY12 Artist in Schools Grants. Call ASCA staff before applying.  


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Arts Council announces two position openings


Charlotte Fox, Executive Director of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, recently announced her retirement, effective in January, 2012. 


The Council is now recruiting for a new Executive Director, based in AnchorageThe Council is a division of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, governed by an 11 member Council appointed by the Governor. The Executive Director works directly for the Council and manages a staff of five in addition to independent contractors. The agency budget for FY 12 is $1.8 million, comprised of State of Alaska General Funds, the National Endowment for the Arts, and private foundation support.


In addition to the specific responsibilitieslisted in the position description,  the Executive Director is relied upon by artists and arts organizations across the state to connect resources with opportunities, facilitate learning across diverse populations and encourage the growth of arts and culture in the state by every means possible. The Executive Director is also expected to balance new ideas to advance the agency's strategic plan with sound leadership which is inclusive of all arts and culture groups in Alaska.


The position description and recruitment information is posted on the ASCA website,  Nancy Harbour, President of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, is chair of the search committee. She can be reached at  Deadline for applications is September 1, 2011.



The Alaska State Council on the Arts is recruiting for an Arts Education Manager. This position is responsible for the management of all arts education grants and programs, including Artist in Residence, Rasmuson Foundation Cultural Collaborations,the annual high school Poetry Out Loud statewide competition and the Teaching Artist roster. In addition, this position works closely with districts, individuals and the Alaska Arts Education Consortium to advance arts education in Alaska's schools. The position also manages a small presenting and touring grants program. Deadline for applying is August 1. For more information, go to


Governor's Awards for the Arts Nominations Open

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is now accepting nominations for the Governor's Awards for the Arts in the following categories: Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and Languages, Business Leadership, Arts Advocacy, Individual Artist. The nomination and guidelines can be found at Deadline for nomination is September 1, 2011.  The awards will be presented at the annual Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities, 6 pm Wed., Oct. 19 at the Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage. Nomination information for the Governor's Awards for the Humanities is at


Connie Boochever Artist Fellowships

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Connie Boochever Fellowships in  visual and media arts. The highly competitive $2,500 awards is available on a non-matching basis for use by the recipient to support the general advancement of his/her career. Any Alaskan individual artist pursuing his/her art form on an ongoing basis is eligible to apply.  For more information and to apply go to and look for Alaska State Council on the Arts: The Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship. 
Deadline for submission is September 1, 2011.

Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations


Artists Alaska website is a free list and link for Artists & Artisans - Their Specialties and where to see their work.


NEA FY12 Grants -  An organization may submit only one application through one of the following FY 2012 Grants for Arts Projects categoriesFor most organizations, these categories represent the full range of funding options for the entire year. Applicants should examine the goal and purposes of their project as well as the review criteria of these categories, and apply to the one category that is most relevant. The Arts Endowment will not transfer applications between categories.

         Art Works: To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Within these areas, innovative projects are strongly encouraged. An organization may request a grant amount from $10,000 to $100,000. (Deadline:  August 11, 2011)
          Arts In Media (Replaces Arts on Radio and Television) New guidelines are posted incorporating all forms of media including Internet, interactive and mobile technologies, digital games, arts content delivered via satellite, as well as on radio and television.  Here is an introduction to the new Arts in Media guidelines delivered by Alyce Myatt, NEA's Director of Media Arts: (Deadline: September 1, 2011)

Alaska Summer Festivals

 July 17-31 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival 


July 24-30 Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshop 


August 5-7 Blueberry Festival, Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council August 5-7, 2011 


August 12-18 Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshop


ASCA's Important Dates

SEPTEMBER 1 - ASCA Quarterly Grant Deadline, Walker Arts, & Boochever Artist Fellowship Grant Deadline


SEPTEMBER 1 - Governor's Arts Award nomination deadline.


SEPTEMBER 16 - ASCA Teleconference, noon-1:30


OCTOBER 19 - ASCA Face-to-Face Meeting, Anchorage


OCTOBER 19 - Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities, Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage


NOVEMBER 1 - AIS Grant Deadline   


DECEMBER 1 - ASCA Quarterly, Walker Arts and Rasmuson Cultural Collaborations Grant Deadline


DECEMBER 16 - ASCA Teleconference, noon-1:30



Contact Us

Phone: 907.269.6610 or 1.888.278.7424 ~
TTY: 1.800.770.8973
Charlotte Fox, Executive Director
(907) 269-6607  

Saunders McNeill, Native & Community Arts Program Director
(907) 269-6603  

Andrea Noble-Pelant, Visual and Literary Arts Program Director
(907) 269-6605  

Gina Signe Brown, Administrative Manager
(907) 269-6608  

Christa Rayl, Office Assistant
(907) 269-6610  

Ruth Glenn, Arts in Education Program Director
(907) 269-6682  

Janelle Matz, Alaska Contemporary Art Bank Manager
(907) 269-6604
Roy Agloinga (Nome)
Adelheid "Micky" Becker (Anchorage)
Benjamin Brown CHAIR (Juneau)  
Diane Borgman (Homer)  
Peggy MacDonald Ferguson (Fairbanks)  
Nancy Harbour (Anchorage)
Robyn Holloway (Juneau)
Theresa John (Fairbanks) 
Gail Niebrugge VICE CHAIR (Palmer)  
Aryne Randall (Wasilla)
Patricia "Jinx" Whitaker (Fairbanks)  
The mission of the Alaska State Council on the Arts is to foster the development of the arts for all Alaskans through education, partnership grants and services.

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