FSAF Poster
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Poster art by Kes Woodward and
Creation Stories
by Peggy Shumaker.

June 2013 ASCA News 

In This Issue
A Note from Shannon
Rasmuson Art Residencies
Community Supports FSAF
ASCA Notices
Calls for Art and Requests for Proposals
Grants and Funding
Residencies and Fellowships
Professional Development
Alaska Summer Festivals
Summer Camps
Openings and Closings
Announcements and Articles of Interest
Employment and Internships
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 A Note From Shannon

We have heard from a lot of artists and arts professionals that you would like to see more professional development offerings around marketing, business development and technology. As a result, we are excited to announce a couple of opportunities that are coming up!

  • First, if you are in the Anchorage area, we invite you to an artist workshop this Sunday, June 9th at 1:00 p.m. at the Anchorage Museum. ASCA has partnered with the Museum and the Municipality of Anchorage to host a workshop for artists on how to use CaFE (www.callforentry.org), photographing your work, as well as a mock jury that will critique artist's presentation of their work. You can view more information and RSVP here.
  • We are also partnering with the Homer Arts and Culture Alliance to host the workshop in Homer at the Bunnell Street Arts Center. It will be on Monday, June 17th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. More information can be found here.  Other communities have also requested this workshop, so we are working on organizing future events in Fairbanks, Juneau, Kodiak and Haines.
  • We are working with Creative Capital, whose mission is "to support innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services," to provide a series of four webinars for Alaska artists and arts organizations. The topics of these will be: Art Business Management, Creating a Marketing Strategy, Social Media and Budgeting. Also, in May 2014 Creative Capital will be coming to Alaska to provide an in-person Professional Development Institute to coincide with our statewide arts conference. Creative Capital provides some of the highest caliber professional development for artists that I have seen, so I hope you will take advantage of this great resource that we are bringing to Alaska! We are working on the schedule for the webinars and will be announcing it soon.
We hope that you find these offerings valuable and will take advantage of them!

Four Alaska Non-Profits Receive Over $1 million in Grants from ArtPlace America


ArtPlace America announces the award of over one million dollars in grants to four Alaska organizations. The projects were chosen from over 1,200 applications as exceptional examples of creative placemaking.


Anchorage Park Foundation ($204,635): Maintaining their artistic focus on the subject of light and dark, themes of special interest to Northern dwellers, the Light Brigade, with the support of the Anchorage Park Foundation will plan, execute and document a series of site-specific urban art interventions that will activate public spaces throughout the community, followed by a pilot project to foster an upsurge in creative placemaking among Anchorage artists.  


Bunnell Street Arts Center ($150,000): ArtPlace America funds will support Old Town AIR, an Artist In Residence program for visiting artists from Alaska and the United States. The program galvanizes the community around Homer's Old Town neighborhood through the creation and presentation of new work that activates the Arts Center's space and surrounding outdoor sites.  


Perseverance Theatre ($250,000): Perseverance Theatre will present the Rainforest Festival, a six-week, three-play theatre festival in Juneau. The productions will take place at locations around the city including its facility in Douglas, the University of Alaska Southeast, the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, and other venues downtown.  


SeaAlaska Heritage Institute ($475,000): The award from ArtPlace will help fund construction of the Walter Soboleff Center and monumental art for the 29,000 square foot building in Juneau. The twenty-million dollar center will stand in downtown Juneau, adjacent to the historic district, and one block from the waterfront.  


For the complete ArtPlace 2013 press release, click here.  



The Rasmuson Foundation announces the 2013 Individual Artist Awards


Congratulations to Teri Rofkar, of Sitka, named as the Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Awardee for 2013.  


In addition to the Distinguished Artist Award ($40,000), Rasmuson Foundation also awarded 25 Project Grants (worth up to $7,500 each) and ten Fellowships (worth up to $18,000 each). These artists were chosen from a total of 366 applicants, whose applications were judged by an esteemed national panel of artists and arts leaders. This year's winners represent 14 different communities across Alaska including Anchorage, Chugiak, Douglas, Fairbanks, Healy, Homer, Juneau, Soldotna, North Pole, Ward Cove, Talkeetna, Ketchikan, Nome and Sitka. Nearly allof this year's winning artists, including the Distinguished Artist recipient, Teri Rofkar, were present at the announcement event held May 15 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.


This is the tenth year Rasmuson Foundation has funded Individual Artist Awards. The Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards are part of a multi-year initiative to support the culture of art, the vibrancy of our communities and art itself. To see the entire list of Individual Artist Award recipients and learn more about the program, click here.


Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program

Rasmuson color logo  

Rasmuson Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new artist residency program beginning this fall. The Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program will bring four Lower 48 artists to Alaska later this year and send four Alaska artists to the Lower 48 in 2014.


Why? Because magical things happen when an artist is transported, even temporarily, to a new environment. The visiting artist is invigorated by new people, new cultures and new surroundings. In turn, the host center, local artists and community are energized by exposure to new and different artistic influences.


The Alaska artists selected will spend their eight-week residencies at one of four art centers in the Lower 48. Full details about applying for those residencies will be available in late June.


One of the main goals of the Artist Residency Program is to foster greater exposure for Alaska artists at different venues and communities Outside. Key to that broader exposure is the partnerships the program establishes between arts and culture centers in Alaska with compatible centers in the  

lower 48.


These partnerships will bridge regional perspectives with nationally renowned residency programs. The geographic and artistic diversity of the partners holds promise for new and exciting artistic expression.


The participating organizations are:


Bunnell Street Art Center, Homer (http://www.bunnellarts.org) and  

Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio ( http://www.zygotepress.com)


Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center,  Anchorage (http://www.anchoragemuseum.org) and McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC  (http://www.mccollcenter.org)


Alaska Native Art Center, University of Alaska - Fairbanks (http://www.uaf.edu/art/areas/native-arts/) and Santa Fe Arts Institute, Santa Fe, NM (http://www.sfai.org/aboutsfai.html)


Island Institute, Sitka, (http://islandinstitutealaska.org) and  

Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA (http://djerassi.org)


The Artist Residency Program builds on the success of AK AIR, our five-year collaboration with United States Artists (USA).


The Artist Residency Program is one element of the Foundation's Arts & Culture Initiative, a commitment of $8.5 million to the arts over the next four years. The renewed initiative, announced in December 2012, is designed to strengthen cultural institutions across the state, encourage the development of new work by creative artists, and increase public access to and participation in cultural experiences.


The Community Makes it Happen for Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (FSAF) is in its fourth decade of enriching the lives of people from all over the world. They invite highly qualified guest artists who offer multidisciplinary study and performance opportunities that increase both personal growth and arts appreciation to all participants. This year, though, has brought some new challenges...and opportunities.

FSAF 2012 orchestra outreach at Denali Park Eielson Visitor's Center with local student choir. Photo courtesy Terese Kaptur.
FSAF 2012 orchestra outreach at Denali Park Eielson Visitor's Center with local student choir. Photo courtesy Gina Graham.  


In past years, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been able to provide FSAF with use of space on their campus, hosting 165 classes and 30 performances. However, this summer UAF is undergoing major construction and renovation projects that make it impossible to hold the Festival in campus facilities such as Davis Concert Hall and Salisbury Theatre. The challenge of relocation might seem daunting, but FSAF views this year's festival as an opportunity to "reach new audiences, bring diverse and similar populations together, and present programs at new and innovative locations and venues for collaboration," according to FSAF Director Terese Kaptur.


When asked how the board and staff adapted to the changes, Kaptur turned the credit back on the community of Fairbanks: "The adaptation is possible because of the incredible generosity of FSAF's 32 volunteer coordinators who have taken on more responsibility and ownership of their various programs and the many community organizations that have stepped up and said, 'we'd love to have FSAF at our venue.'" Kaptur relates one specific example related to the Gospel Choir program, which will be taking place at Lily of the Valley Church in south Fairbanks--a part of Fairbanks where FSAF had not previously had activity.


Lily of the Valley Church pastor's wife Tamara Hornbuckle told Kaptur, "The upcoming renovations at UAF are a blessing in disguise. In the past, the majority of the venues have been centralized on or very near campus.  I was approached once by a festival participant who expressed concern as to the lack of participation by the black community in the Gospel Choir.  My reply was that the Festival was not fully marketing itself as a 'community' program.  They were assuming that 'we would come' when we were never formally invited." With FSAF's specific outreach, Lily of the Valley church is a new partner in this 33 year old endeavor.


FSAF's outreach has grown beyond Fairbanks, as well. "In keeping with our value of awakening everyone's inner artist, FSAF is reaching out to underserved, more remote communities in the Interior, Bethel and other communities upriver from Bethel. American Roots Artists Raymond McLain and Mike Stevens, known for ten-years' of award-winning work with teens-at-risk of suicide in the Canadian Villages, are two FSAF teachers/performers/ambassadors who will be touring various Alaskan villages in July. FSAF is delighted to take the partnership with UAF to a new level through this satellite campus concept," said Kaptur.


FSAF anticipates returning to campus once UAF is able to host them again, but this year, FSAF is responding to community requests and needs as they honor the mission and core value of the organization: Nurture everyone's Inner Artist. "Listen. Get the right people on the bus in the right seats. Empower those impassioned, guide and support their path.  If what FSAF does is meaningful and good, the intention driven by integrity, the community will make it happen."


For more information about Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, visit http://www.fsaf.org/
ASCA Notices


Cultural Collaborations Arts Excursion and Access Grants are closed until July 1, 2013.  


Harper Arts Presenting and Touring Fund Grants are still available, on a rolling deadline. Contact Laura Forbes for more information.


June 20-21, 2013 - Annual Council Meeting - Nome


September 1, 2013 -  FY14 2nd Quarter Grant Deadlines - Community Arts Development, Career Opportunity, Master Artist and Apprentice, Workshop and Walker Arts Grants 


November 1, 2013 - FY14 Round II Deadline - Artist in Schools Grants


December 1, 2013 - FY14 3rd Quarter Grant Deadlines - Community Arts Development, Career Opportunity, Master Artist and Apprentice, Workshop and Walker Arts Grants


December 1, 2013 - FY14 Round II Deadline - Cultural Collaborations Project Grants 


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Calls for Artists and Requests for Proposals

15th Annual Juried Art Show Seeks Entries

Port Townsend Arts Commission/Northwind Arts Center

Submission deadline: June 11, 2013.

Entry fee: $45 (non-refundable) for 3 digital entries per artist.

$2,500 in cash prizes, additional merchandise awards.


The Port Townsend Arts Commission and Northwind Arts Center are seeking submissions for "Expressions Northwest", the fifteenth Annual Art Port Townsend Juried Art Competition which takes place from August 2 - August 25, 2013 at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, WA. Artists must be at least 16 years of age and a resident of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, or British Columbia. Works in both two- and three- dimensional forms, including photography, are eligible.


Further information and the prospectus can be found online at www.artporttownsend.org or by contacting Joan Balzarini at 360-681-0850 or Rae Belkin at 360-437-9442 or  artist@cablespeed.com. This year, entry images must be submitted online to www.OnlineJuriedShows.com.


Request for Qualifications

Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority

Applications due: received by 4:30pm, Friday, June 21, 2013

(please note that this is NOT a postmark date).



A Selection Committee comprised of arts and design professionals invited by the Philadelphia

Redevelopment Authority and the University City Science Center will review each Call for Artists response in order to select no more than five (5) finalists for the project. The finalists will each receive detailed specifications about the project, drawings and presentation requirements. Finalists will receive an honorarium of $1,000 to support the completion and presentation of their proposal to the Selection Committee. For a complete prospectus, click here.


All applicants will receive confirmation once their materials are received. Materials should be sent to:

University City Science Center (attn: Dan Schimmel), 3711 Market Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or AAAT@sciencecenter.org


Honolulu Rail Transit Projects' Station RFQ

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)

Submission Deadline: June 20, 2013 7:59 pm Hawaii Standard Time

(11:59 Mountain Standard Time)


The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) is seeking professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications for evaluation to be selected for inclusion into HART's PreQualified Artist Registry for Honolulu Rail Transit Projects' Station art opportunities.


Applications must be submitted on the Call for Entry (CAFÉ) online system. For application requirements, project information and to download the Call for Artists document, please visit www.honolulu.gov/pur or www.callforentry.org. All questions relating to this Call for Artists, contact transimailbox@honolulu.gov.


Anchorage Centennial Celebration Documentary Film,

Commemorative Book, and Online Archive/App Call for RFPs

Alaska Humanities Forum

Deadline: June 27, 2013


The Alaska Humanities Forum, in partnership with the Municipality of Anchorage, is currently accepting proposals to produce three separate major projects for the  Anchorage Centennial Celebration.  The Anchorage Centennial Celebration will include a series a public events and projects covering the 100th anniversary of Anchorage, culminating in July 2015 when the city will celebrate the historic 1915 land auction that established the township of Anchorage.


To view/download the full RFPs, click on the links below.

Anchorage Centennial Celebration Commemorative Book 

Anchorage Centennial Celebration Commemorative Documentary Film  

Anchorage Centennial Celebration Online Archive/App 


Please contact the Alaska Humanities Forum for additional information at (907) 272-5313


Percent for Art Call for Art

UAA Beatrice McDonald Hall

Deadline: June 28, 2013

Budget: $120,000 USD


The Alaska State Council on the Arts, on behalf of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), is requesting original photographs from Alaskan artists to be installed in the Beatrice McDonald Hall currently under construction in Anchorage, Alaska. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to all professional artists residing in Alaska. Applications will be accepted online only through CaFÉ at www.callforentry.org.


Call for Public Art Commission

South Walnut Street Gateway Sculpture, Bloomington, Indiana

Applications Due: June 28, 2013


The City of Bloomington Arts Commission is issuing a Call to Artists to submit proposals for consideration for a site-specific gateway sculpture commission for South Walnut Street in Bloomington, Indiana.


The City of Bloomington is committed to investing approximately $25,000 towards public art on South Walnut Street. This project will mark the second in a series of "gateways" to be installed throughout downtown.


A full project description and artist selection criteria is available at www.bloomington.in.gov/arts  under Spotlight Webpages, or click here. For more information, contact Miah Michaelsen, the Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at michaelm@bloomington.in.gov or (812) 349-3534.


Earth, Fire & Fibre XXIV

Anchorage Museum

Deadline: July 1, 2013


This popular, biennial juried art exhibition was established to encourage Alaska artists to create new works in traditional craft materials such as fibre, clay and wood. This year's juror is Andrew Glasgow, retired executive director of the American Craft Council. Artworks are chosen based on an artist's superb skill and forward-thinking concepts. The winner of the Juror's Choice Award receives a $1,000 prize.


"Earth, Fire & Fibre" opens Oct. 6 and is on view through Jan. 5, 2014 at the Anchorage Museum. After it closes in Anchorage, the exhibition will tour the state for one year. Interested artists can learn more and apply at callforentry.org


Create Sculptures from items commonly thrown away!  

Call for Artists for the Salvage Art Display at the Kenai River Festival

Cosponsored by ReGroup and Kenai Fine Arts Center


All creations will be on display at the Kenai River Festival in June. With 2 age groups (12-18 and 18+), 3 categories (large sculpture, small sculpture and containers) there's lots of opportunity to get creative! Call Jan for more info: 252-2773


Visit ReGroup Facebook page to connect, or visit Kenai Watershed Forum for information about the Kenai River Festival.  



Gathering Clouds magazine

Submission deadline: July 7, 2013

Entry fee: $20 for up to 7 images.


What is remembered, what threatens to be forgotten? How do Memories play a role in your artwork?

Gathering Clouds is quarterly online & in-print magazine of contemporary art. For more information and to submit, please visit the "Artist Submissions'' page on the Gathering Clouds website.


Aesthetica Art Prize 2013

Deadline: August 31, 2013


The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 is now open for entry, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Prizes include up to £1000 in cash, a group exhibition and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, which has a readership of 140,000 worldwide.


Categories are Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Installation & Performance. Please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize for more information.


The Szpilman Award

Deadline: September 30, 2013 (postmark) 

The Szpilman Award is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations. 


Everyone can apply. Worldwide! There is no participation fee. For all information and the application form, click www.award.szpilman.de and apply


Mystery Build Challenge

Submission Deadline: October 20, 2013


Create a work of art using ONLY the materials in a Mystery Build Kit. Upload photos and/or videos of what you make to compete for cash prizes. The theme for this year's contest is "Re-Invent a Work of Art"   


The Twist: You don't know what's inside the kit! While the specific materials will be unknown to you at the time of purchase, you can expect to find some common sculpting materials like wood, clay, metal, fiber, and plenty more! All Mystery Build Kits contain the same materials.


The Payoff: Fortune and Fame. Judges and voters will select the winners of $15,000 in cash awards! 

Winning artists get nationwide exposure on our website http://www.mysterybuild.com/


Grants and Funding

$1,000.00 Working Art Grant/Purchase Awards

Deadline: monthly
Application fee: $25.00


The Working Art Grant/Purchase Award is a one-time purchase award intended to disperse small but vitalizing bursts of funding to support an artist's ongoing art making process.

The Working Art Grant/Purchase Award is available to all domestic and international artists working in all media. As a stipulation for eligibility to receive the Working Art Grant/Purchase Award, we ask that each prospective recipient be willing to exchange one of their works of our later mutual agreement in return. The Working Art Grant/Purchase will reimburse the artist's shipping costs.


Capacity Building for Charitable Organizations (CBCO) Grant Program

Alaska Community Foundation 

Up to $15,000 with typical grants ranging between $3,000 and $5,000

www.alaskacf.org or call (907) 334-6700.


Eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in the state of Alaska can apply for grants to build capacity in the areas of leadership development, organizational development, program development, collaboration and community engagement, and effectiveness evaluation.


2014 Artist in Business Leadership

First Peoples Fund 

Grant amount: $5,000

Application deadline: September 1, 2013 (postmark deadline)     


The 2014 Artist in Business Leadership Program is an independent business arts fellowship program that features a working capital grant of $5,000 to be used to support a one year marketing plan/strategy or business goal as defined by the artist applicant. Artists will receive technical assistance, a professional network of peers, as well as travel funds to participate in FPF's individualized professional development workshops. The fellowship also provides a focus on new works to stimulate creativity and a renewal of energy in Native art expression.


Click here for the application. 


For more information please visit our website at www.firstpeoplesfund.org or call (605)348-0324
Email at miranne@firstpeoplesfund.org 


2014 Cultural Capital Grant

First Peoples Fund

Grant amount: $5,000 

Application deadline: September 1, 2013 (postmark deadline)     


The 2014 Cultural Capital Program provides tradition-bearers of tribal communities the opportunity to further their important cultural work. The program is designed to support previous year Community Spirit Award recipients, allowing them to commit more time to teach and share their ancestral knowledge and practices with others who want to learn.


The grant program will help artists develop local networks for leveraging other resources and will provide technical assistance and capacity-building support as needed by the master artist/teacher.   


Click HERE for an application

For more information please visit the website at  www.firstpeoplesfund.org 

Phone: (605)348-0324


Email at miranne@firstpeoplesfund.org 
Residencies & Fellowships

Wrangell Mountain Center 2013 Summer Programs in McCarthy, AK

Registration Now Open


Wrangell Mountains Songwriting Workshop | Michelle McAfee & Robin Child, June 13-16

Family Music Camp | Mary Schallert, Lilly Goodman-Allwright and Michael Allwright, July 12-15

Creative Cloth | Maria Shell, July 19-24

Writing on the River Workshop | Sherry Simpson, Derick Burleson and Nancy Cook, July 27 - Aug 1

Lichen Identification | Jessica Allen, Aug. 16-18  

Plein Air Painting | Linda Infante Lyons, August 20-24

Natural History Field Sketching and Journaling | Kristin Link, August 20-24


Visit www.wrangells.org for complete details about our mission and summer programs. Register soon and receive an early bird registration discount. WMC members receive a 10% discount on program registration.


Caldera 2014 Artist in Residence Program 

Application deadline: June 15, 2013


Caldera is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2014 Artist in Residence program. Every winter from January through March, creative individuals and collaborative groups from all over the world are welcomed to Caldera Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon for one-month long residencies. Because Caldera believes that a range of backgrounds enhances the communal experience, residencies are open to national and international artists of any discipline, as well as creative think­ers in engineering, design and the sciences who have emerged and established themselves beyond university training.


To apply for a residency at Caldera, applicants must submit a formal application (available for download or through an online submission manager) by June 15, 2013, along with a project description, work samples and the application fee. All applications are reviewed by an admissions panel made up of professionals in the various disciplines. The awards will be announced in early September. To apply go to: http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/arts-in-residence/ 


Contact:  Elizabeth Quinn at (541) 610-9662, elizabeth.quinn@calderaarts.org, www.calderaarts.org


2014 Artist-in-Residence

Zion National Park

Application deadline: postmarked by July 19, 2013 and received by July 24, 2013


Four artists will be selected for two spring and two fall residency slots. Artist selections will be made and announced in October. All visual (painters, photographers, sculptures, etc.), performing (drama, dance, music, composers, etc.) and literary artists are welcome to apply. For a complete description, click here


For complete details about this program and to download application materials, visit 

http://www.nps.gov/zion/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence.htm. For more information contact: 435-772-0184 or email zion_artist_in_residence@nps.gov  

Professional Development

Artist Training: How to Apply for Opportunities using Call for Entries (CaFE)

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Sunday, June 9, 2013, 1 to 3 p.m.

Want some help submitting your art for juried exhibitions and public art commissions? The Alaska State Council on the Arts, Anchorage Museum and Municipality of Anchorage invite you to attend this free training session at the museum. 


Learn to use CaFE to apply online for juried exhibitions, public art projects and more. Get professional pointers from Chris Arend Photography on faithfully capturing your art and preparing the images for submission. 


Online Art Application Workshop
Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer
June 17, 1 - 3 pm


Alaska State Council on the Arts' Executive Director, Shannon Daut, and the Homer Arts & Culture Alliance present a short workshop at Bunnell Street Arts Center on how to use CaFE (www.callforentry.org), how to photograph your own work, and a "mock jury" review of sample applications to illustrate presentation issues. This workshop is open to everyone. Stop by the Bunnell Street Gallery or Call 907- 235-2662 to register.


Klukwan Summer Program - Tlingit Art and Culture

University of Alaska Southeast

June 7-13, 2013
Registration Deadline: June 28, 2013 


This week-long arts and Tlingit cultural camp, hosted by the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka campus, takes place in the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan, Alaska, located 22 miles north of Haines and 100 miles northeast of Juneau. College credits are available in two programs, and professional development credit is available for teachers.

  • Salmon Camp --students learn how to prepare salmon in the traditional way and carve a traditional canoe paddle (credit available for ART S285 Northwest Coast Carving and ED S593 Northwest Coast Salmon Cultural Camp).
  •  "Lynn Canal Sampler" -- students get outdoors to explore the area with bikes and experience this beautiful part of Southeast Alaska (optional credit for PE S103 Outdoor Recreation).
To learn more about the program, click here to download a brochure, contact Denise Blankenship at 907-747-7714 or by e-mail at dmblankenship@uas.alaska.edu, or contact Jeff Budd at 907-747-4821 or by e-mail at jbudd3500@yahoo.com .

For more information about the Klukwan Summer Program and other programs offered at the UAS Sitka Campus, call 1-907-747-7700 or 1-800-478-6653, or go online at www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka. Also, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uassitka to keep up to date on other UAS Sitka Campus happenings.


Grantsmanship Training Program®

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Juneau, Alaska      

August 12-16, 2013


In this comprehensive, hands-on training program, you'll learn and practice: 

  • using The Grantsmanship Center's proven model for developing a proposal - a model so effective that many funders use the same structure for their grant applications
  • developing a budget that answers the questions all funders ask
  • identifying grantmakers who are most likely to fund your programs

and much, much more!


Full participation in the Grantsmanship Training Program is applicable for up to 33.0 continuing education points in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. You'll receive 12 months of follow-up support from The Grantsmanship Center, including one proposal review and full access to the Center's databases of foundation, corporate, and government grantmakers!  


To learn more about this training, click here.  

For location and contact information, click here.


The tuition for this training is $895. To reserve a place in this training, click here, or call The Grantsmanship Center's Registrar at 800-421-9512.  


Alaska Summer Festivals
It's that time of year, when community festivals abound across the state. Below are the festivals for June, and click here for a full summer listing. Summer festivals support artists, musicians and communities across the state. If we've missed your community festival, contact Keren Lowell with information and we'll add you to our list! Enjoy the summer in Alaska.



Three Barons Renaissance Fair-June 1 & 2, 8 & 9-Tozier Track in Anchorage  



Spenard Jazz Fest-June 7-23-Various Spenard venues in Anchorage



Pride Fest-June 8-16-Anchorage



Colony Days Celebration-June 7-9-Downtown Palmer



Fairbanks Summer Folk Fest-June 8-Pioneer Park in Fairbanks



Sitka Summer Music Festival-June 1-July 6-Harrigan Centennial Hall in Sitka



Kenai River Festival-June 7-9-Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna



Chickenstock Music Festival-June 14 & 15-in Chicken



Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference-June 14-18-Land's End Resort in Homer



Granite Creek Bluegrass Festival-June 14-19-Sutton


Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival-June 20-23-Susan B English School in Seldovia



Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival-June 22 & 23-Downtown Moose Pass



Solstice Brew Fest-June 21-23-Denali Park



Nome Midnight Sun Folk Fest-June 21-22-Nome



Alaska Scottish Highland Games-June 29-Lions Park in Eagle River



Summer Camps
Summer Camps and Classes for Youth and Adults!

Out North, 3800 DeBarr Road, Anchorage


Workshops and classes this summer include Writing for Television, Youth Comic, Writing Creatively, Dance Classes, Mural Building, Feature Stories for Radio and more. Go to Out North's website for more information about class times, fees, and class descriptions. Click here for a registration and waiver form.


Spoken Word Workshops

Juneau Douglas High School

June 3-28, 2013


Woosh Kinaadeiyi an organization that hosts monthly poetry slams and open mics, partners with Juneau Fine Arts Camp this year, offering spoken word workshops for 4th through 6th grade youth. The workshops will be taught over four weeks by spoken word artists Christy NaMee Eriksen, Kate Laster, Jacque Boucher, Bill Merk and Mike Christenson. Students will learn creative writing and performance, wth an emphasis on individual identity, voice and community building. The Juneau Fine Arts Camp is now accepting registrations. Sign up for the whole month, or just a week or two. For a complete list of offerings and more information, visit www.juneaudance.org.


ARTSCOOL, Fine and Performing Arts Camp  

First City Players, Ketchikan, AK

July 15 - August 10, 2013


This year's production, Bugsy Malone Jr., a musical spoof on old-time gangster movies, is a blast and there are great roles for both boys and girls. Gangsters, Molls, Fights, Fun Songs and Silly String - doesn't get much better than that.  As in years past, there will be visual arts, video and performance classes during the morning session and the afternoon session will be working on all the skills needed to put on a great show. Give us a call at 225-4792 and we will fill you in on the details. Partial scholarships available for our youth programs. For more information, visit www.firstcityplayers.org 


Openings and Closings

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501, (907) 929-9231, www.anchoragemuseum.org 


Anchorage 1% for Art Excursion | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6 and Aug 3

Registration required online. $15

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes narrated tour of Anchorage's public art, including work by artists such as John Hoover, Melvin Olanna, Sonya Kelliher-Combs and more. This collection is made possible by the Municipality of Anchorage's 1% for Art Program. Snacks and water provided; bring a brown bag lunch.


Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier Street, Juneau, AK 99801, 907-465-2901, www.museums.alaska.gov


The State of Being, Displaced | Nicholas Galanin

First Friday opening reception: June 7, 2013, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m

followed by artist lecture at 7:30 pm


International Gallery of Contemporary Art

427 D Street, Anchorage, AK 99501 www.igcaalaska.org

June 7-28, 2013


All Galleries | of love.| Enzina Marrari

Guest Room | The Rising Tide | Dave Swenson 

First Friday opening performance and reception: June 7, 2013 5:30 - 8:30 pm  


Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 West Bunnell, Suite A, Homer, AK 99603 907-235-2662 www.bunnellarts.org 

June 2013   


Strangers: Tidal Erratics of Turnagain Arm | Hal Gage

New Ceramics | Bailey Arend    

First Friday opening reception: Friday, June 7, 2013 5 - 7 pm

Artist talks: 6 pm

Bailey Arend demo and workshop, Saturday, June 8, 12 noon - 2 pm 


Alaska Native Arts Foundation

500 West 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 907-258-2623

June 2013


I have seen... | Wendell Brower (Inupiaq)

First Friday opening reception: Friday, June 7, 2013, 5:00 - 8:00 pm


Fairbanks Arts Association

Bear Gallery, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts

Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, 3rd floor, Fairbanks, AK 907-456-6485 http://fairbanksarts.org 

June 7-29, 2013   


Dan Kennedy and Nancy McHugh

First Friday opening reception: June 7, 5-7 pm

 Announcements and Articles of Interest 

Pulse Dance Company's New Home


Pulse Dance Company's school of dance, "Studio Pulse," has recently found a permanent location at 2400 East Tudor Dr. #2422 in Anchorage. The studio will house the Pulse Dance Company

for modern dance and space for classes in modern dance in a range of styles and geared specifically for teens and adults of all levels, as well as  pilates, yoga and after-work cardio sessions. The levels of instruction range from novice to pre-professional and will be taught by Wonchala and members of Pulse Dance Company.


This high-quality space, complete with Harlequin sprung dance floors, barres, and a dancer's lounge, will provides a sanctuary for local creativity. Please contact Stephanie Wonchala at (907) 301-3208 or pulsedancecompany@gmail.com for press inquiries, to visit the space, or to attend a company rehearsal.


Pulse Dance Company's website (NEW!) is at www.pulsedancecompany.org 

Studio Pulse's website is at www.studiopulseak.com     


Anchorage Community Works

Check out this awesome new workspace project in Ship Creek!  

ACW website 

ACW Kickstarter ends June 8.

Matt Sullivan's article  in the May 15 Anchorage Daily News 


Woosh Kinaadeiyí Open Mic and Poetry Slam is June 21 at the JACC


Woosh Kinaadeiyi will host an open mic and poetry slam on Friday, June 21st, at 6pm, in collaboration with the Juneau Arts & Humanities' "Food Truck Fridays" series.  Food Truck Fridays is a new community event, combining their Concerts in the Park with their Sunday markets. The event will be hosted by Bill Merk and Stacy La Mascus, with DJ Manu. It is open to poets and performers of all ages and all abilities.  Sign up to read at 5:30 pm. 


Food Truck Fridays will be held at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center every Friday through August 16th.


Woosh Kinaadeiyí is a local nonprofit committed to diversity, inclusive community, and empowering voice.  The organization hosts monthly poetry slams and open mics throughout the community. Learn more at www.facebook.com/wooshpoetry.


JAMM (Juneau Alaska Music Matters) Shares Alaskan Arts Education with the World


CCTV (China Central TV) Americas Now correspondent Mike Kirsch meets the students and the teacher who is leading the el sistema inspired arts education approach at Glacier Valley Elementary School in Juneau. This broadcast for China's English Language television has the potential to reach 1.2 billion viewers. Click here to view the story. 


Employment and Internships


Bunnell Street Arts Center Residency Coordinator

Applications due: June 10, 2013


Bunnell Street Arts Center is looking for a dynamic individual to coordinate Old Town Artist Residency, a national artist residency program in Homer, AK, and attend to the needs of the artists in residence. This is a part-time, one year position from June 1, 2013-June 1, 2014.


Position is part-time 20 hours per week, $17,500 for one year. Interviews begin immediately and applications will be accepted until position is filled. Submit inquiries, applications (include a resume and cover letter) by email only to Rika Mouw at rika@alaska.com. Do not submit by mail or in person to Bunnell Street Arts Center.


For a full position description click here.


Contact Us

Shannon Daut, Executive Director
(907) 269-6607  shannon.daut@alaska.gov  

Saunders McNeill, Native & Community Arts Program Director
(907) 269-6603 saunders.mcneill@alaska.gov  

Andrea Noble-Pelant, Visual and Literary Arts Program Director
(907) 269-6605 andrea.noble-pelant@alaska.gov  

Gina Signe Brown, Administrative Manager
(907) 269-6608 gina.brown@alaska.gov  

Keren Lowell, Office Assistant
(907) 269-6610 keren.lowell@alaska.gov 

Laura Forbes, Arts in Education Program Director
(907) 269-6682  laura.forbes@alaska.gov 

Janelle Matz, Alaska Contemporary Art Bank Manager
(907) 269-6604 janelle.matz@alaska.gov


Roy Agloinga (Anchorage)
Adelheid "Micky" Becker (Anchorage)
Benjamin Brown CHAIR (Juneau)
Diane Borgman (Homer)  
Peggy MacDonald Ferguson (Fairbanks)
Nancy Harbour (Anchorage)
Robyn Holloway (Juneau)
Aryne Randall (Wasilla)
Josie Stiles (Nome)
William F. Tull (Palmer)
Kes Woodward (Fairbanks)

For additional information, please visit our web site:  http://education.alaska.gov/aksca/ 


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