February 2014 ASCA News 

In This Issue
A Note from Shannon
Rasmuson Individual Artist Awards
ASCA Notices
Calls for Art and Requests for Proposals
Grants and Funding
Professional Development
Education and Youth
Employment and Internships
Announcements and Articles of Interest
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 A Note From Shannon

Winners of the Governor's Award pose for a picture at the Alaska State Museum. From left: Darl Schaaff; Patricia Ann Relay, Distinguished Service to the Humanities; Eowyn Ivey, Individual Artist; Martha Galila, Margaret Nick Cooke Award; Cam Bohman, Arts Advocacy; and Willie Hensley, Distinguished Service to the Humanities. Photo by Michael Penn.



Last week ASCA and the Alaska Humanities Forum presented the Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities in Juneau. And what an adventure it was
--as you may have heard, the airport was socked in with fog, keeping any planes from landing or taking off on Thursday. As arts people know, the show must go on! The float plane we chartered to get three of the awardees in to Juneau quickly became the talk of the town, and I am pleased to say that despite all the tricks Mother Nature threw our way, the Awards Ceremony was a great success. Watch the full ceremony online here. ASCA also produced a short film, directed by Homer filmmaker Michael Walsh, to spotlight Ron Senungetuk and his work. It is really terrific--you can watch it here. Unfortunately, the fog kept two of our awardees, Lifetime Achievement honoree Ron Senungetuk and Humanities honoree Aaron Leggett, from attending the award ceremony. Not to deny them their rightful celebration, we are currently working to identify a future event to honor them. We were very excited to host the awards in Juneau this year that spotlighted Alaskan performers while honoring the awardees. By all accounts, this new arts-infused format for the Awards ceremony was a great success!


With the Governor's Awards behind us we now move on to planning ASCA's next big convening, the Statewide Arts conference! Please save the date: May 1-3, 2014 in Anchorage. We are developing a rich slate of activities, including professional development sessions for artists and arts administrators, plenty of networking opportunities and an exciting First Friday celebration. I am pleased to announce that one of our featured speakers will be Richard Evans, President of EmcArts (http://emcarts.org/). Richard and EmcArts are at the forefront of developing innovation and adaptive-leadership capacity in arts organizations--and he is a very dynamic speaker! More announcements about the upcoming conference will be made in the coming weeks, but please save those dates and plan to join us in Anchorage for what we know will be a fun, engaging and enriching conference.


Perseverance Theatre (PT) has been awarded $50,000 from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and $25,000 from the Rasmuson Foundation to continue work on the pre-development phase of the Willoughby Arts Complex (WAC). Perseverance Theatre and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council (JAHC) are partnering to build the new theatre complex for Alaska's capital city.
The Allen and Rasmuson Foundation's support will help cover the costs of preliminary concept and design work, development of business plans for the new facility, and to prepare for schematic designs. Funds will also be used to work with consultants, develop a space list, lead a series of meetings with community stakeholders, develop a RFP process for hiring a lead architect, create a marketing piece for the facility based on the program, and explore parking requirements.


Perseverance Theatre was founded in 1979 and serves 15,000 artists and audiences annually with classical, contemporary and world premiere productions. It has developed more than 65 new plays by Alaskan and national playwrights, including Paula Vogel's 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, building a national reputation for excellence in leadership in the theatrical field. For more information visit www.perseverancetheatre.org.


The Bunnell Street Arts Center announced that it has received a $15,000 grant from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to support its Visual Arts Exhibit Program. The grant is one of the 53 grants in the Foundation's new $6.28 million grant cycle.


The grant helps sustain Bunnell's flagship program, presenting solo and group shows of outstanding Alaska artists. Opening the first Friday of every month, Bunnell's exhibit program features a free artists talk and catered reception open to all every month, as well as frequent educational outreach activities like demonstration workshops. The Program showcases artistic ambition and raises the bar of public dialogue and appreciation about innovative contemporary art. Bunnell's exhibit program is the cornerstone of Homer's twenty-two year old tradition of First Friday art receptions.


Bunnell Street Arts Center presents innovative, exceptional art in all media for diverse audiences. For more information, visit www.bunnellarts.org.


Rasmuson Individual Artist Awards - Apply Now!

Applications are being accepted now for Rasmuson Foundation's annual Individual Artist Awards grants program . These grant awards go directly to artists to support the development of new work or for activities that advance creative development.

Individual Artist Awards provide support Alaska artists in ten artistic disciplines at all stages of their careers and creative development.

Awards are made in three categories - project awards, artist fellowship awards and the Distinguished Artist award. Project awards ($7,500) are for artists with short-term project needs.  Fellowships ($18,000) are awarded to mid-career and mature artists to advance their careers. The Distinguished Artist award ($40,000) recognizes creative excellence and superior accomplishments. Artists may apply for only one type of award. Anyone may nominate a candidate for the Distinguished Artist Award.

"These awards allow Alaska artists to pursue their individual passions and artistic growth," said Jayson Smart, program officer for Rasmuson Foundation. "The awards are for the artists to advance themselves in their own artistic practice and to foster creativity in Alaska's art community."

Rasmuson Foundation created the Individual Artist Awards to encourage the growth of serious artists, helping them continue to create, experiment and contribute art to Alaska communities. In 2013, Rasmuson Foundation awarded $400,00 to 35 artists statewide. Since 2004, the Individual Artist Awards program has awarded 302 grants, of $2.3 million, directly to Alaska artists.

Project awards may be in any of 10 artistic disciplines: choreography, crafts, folk and traditional arts, literary arts/scriptworks, media arts, multidiscipline/new genre, music composition, performance art, presentation/interpretation, and visual arts.

Fellowship awards rotate. For 2014, fellowships will only be awarded in media arts, multidiscipline/new genre, music composition, presentation/interpretation, and visual arts.

Applications may be filed online on the Rasmuson Foundation website by 11:59 p.m., March 1. Applications sent by mail must be postmarked by March 1. Applications delivered to the office must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28.

Eligible applicants are Alaska residents of two or more years who have not won an Individual Artist Award in the past three years and are 18 years or older.

Applicants may also call (907) 297-2700 or (877) 366-2700 (toll free in Alaska) for additional information or to request an application. 

ASCA Notices

Cultural Collaborations Arts Excursion and Access Grants are available for arts education projects in the 2013-14 school year, on a rolling deadline. Contact Laura Forbes for more information.  


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


Go to www.facebook.com/ArtsAlaska to find out about ASCA opportunities, events and intriguing arts-related articles from across the web.


Anchorage School District Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition--February 7 at the Wilda Marston Theater at the Loussac Library 


Annual Grant Deadline for FY15  

Deadline March 1, 2014 11:59 pm AST

Annual Operating Support and Biennial Operating Support Grants  


Final Quarterly Grant Deadline for FY14

Deadline March 1, 2014 11:59 pm 

Community Arts Development Grants, Career Opportunity Grants, Master Artist & Apprentice Grants, Workshop Grants and Walker Grants


Alaska State Poetry Out Loud Competition in Juneau--March 11 


Arts Educator Fellowships--Deadline March 15 


Calls for Artists and Requests for Proposals

Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition

Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica, CA 94044 

April 11 - May 18, 2014


Entry Deadline: Tues Feb 11, 2013, 11:00 pm PST

Open to all California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska Artists

All Fine Arts Visual Media

Awards: two artists receive $250 and an exhibition in 2015; two artists receive $250


The juror is Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator of Painting & Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,. Artists may enter online through the CaFE entry system.  CaFE provides artists with an easy-to-use system to create a profile with contact information, upload digital images of your artwork, and apply to a number of open calls for entry at one time.  There is no cost to register your profile, and you can update it at anytime.  Visit our Call for Entries prospectus now and obtain complete entry information by clicking here.   


Call for Museums Alaska Conference 2014 Session Proposals  

Deadline: February 18th


The Museums Alaska Program Committee has recommended the following theme for the MA side of the 2014 joint annual conference in Seward, October 1-4. Please submit session proposals via email including your name, institution, a brief description of your session and any panelists you wish to include. 


"Milestones: Interpreting events that change the course of communities."
Museums often preserve and share the impact of community changing events - from the tragic to the triumphant.  We collect objects, record accounts, and share stories.  On the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake and the 25th anniversary of the EXXON-Valdez Oil Spill, the 2014 Museum Alaska conference will explore the opportunities and challenges museums face in commemorating such community milestones.

Thank you for your interest. The Committee looks forward to hearing from you!


2015 Alaska Railroad Annual Art Print / Poster  

Deadline: February 21, 2014


Each year, the Alaska Railroad Corporation commissions an artist to produce artwork that is the basis for a limited edition print, poster and lapel pin and other gifts and materials. The annual Alaska Railroad artwork is a favorite among rail fans and Alaska art collectors. These collector's items are available for sale through the Anchorage Historic and Fairbanks depots, as well as the online Gift Shop. The Railroad has traditionally produced 750 signed and numbered prints, 4,000 posters and several thousand lapel pins.   


Beginning November 1, 2013, the Alaska Railroad is soliciting submissions from Alaska artists who wish to compete in the upcoming Alaska Railroad Art Print Contest. Depending upon submissions, the Alaska Railroad my choose artists to create artwork for 2015 and 2016. Click here for information on how to submit.  


Craft Alaska 2013

February 21, 22, 23 and March 1 from 10 am - 6 pm daily at Sunshine Plaza/4th Avenue Marketplace/Ship Creek Center, 333 West 4th Avenue, Anchorage AK.


Sign up for vendor tables. $80 per day, $288 for all four days. Contact the Property Management Office, 411 West 4th Avenue, Suite 200, Anchorage for table reservation form and floor plan. 


Kenai Fine Arts Center Biennial All-media Juried Show
Deadline: March 1, 2014

Entries for Alaskan artists are being accepted for Kenai Fine Arts Center's biennial all-media juried show.  This year's juror is Mr. James Evenson, a printer and painter well-known in the Alaska arts community for decades.  Best of show award will be $250 plus award of a later exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center at a mutually appropriate time slot.  First place award is $100. 


Submissions will be accepted through 4pm, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Kenai, AK. Jurying will take place shortly after entries close.


Artists are responsible for delivery and pickup of their work at their cost.  Further information and submission forms can be obtained from kashi@alaska.net .   The show will hang throughout the month of March 2014 at the newly refurbished Kenai Fine Arts Center, with a First Friday opening reception on March 7, 2014.


The entry fee for the March 2014 all-media juried show is waived for paid-up current Peninsula Art Guild/Kenai Fine Art Center members.  The entry fee for those who are not current members is $25, for a maximum of three pieces submitted per artist.


Artists are responsible for delivery and timely pickup of their work at the Kenai Fine Art Center.


Expressions of the Natural World 

Juried Exhibition at the Monmouth Museum, Lincroft NJ

March 16th - May 4th 2014  

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 24th by 8:00 pm, EST


Artists are sensitive to the natural world around them in ways that historically have amazed and intrigued. Observation and representation of color, light, form and patterns have given birth to entire art movements while organic and ecological artworks have raised our collective consciousness about human beings' connection to the earth.

Open to all artists world-wide age 18 and over. All artwork entered must be the artist's original creations completed within the last five years, and must not have been exhibited in past Monmouth Museum exhibitions. For a prospectus, click here


There is a non-refundable processing fee of $20 per piece entered (limit 4 pieces). Online submission of digital jpeg images only.


Fairbanks Arts Association is seeking entries for our 20th Annual Statewide Poetry Contest  

Extended Deadline: March 1st, 2014, 6 Pm


Fairbanks Arts Association is requesting poetry submissions in Elementary & Middle School, High School and Adult divisions. Winners will be announced at a special poetry reading on April 12, 2014 at the Bear Gallery. This year's contest will be juried by Anchorage-based poet, Susanna Mishler.


Entries must be hand delivered or postmarked by March 1, 2014- (hand deliver entries to Fairbanks Arts Association, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way). E-mail digital submissions to digitalfaa@gmail.com 


Entry Fees:

Grade, Middle and High School: $3 per poem or $10/four poems.

Adults: $4 per poem or $13/four poems.


Divisions:                            Awards:

Adult                                  1st Place $150 | 2nd Place $100 | 3rd Place $50

High School                        1st Place $100  | 2nd Place $50 | 3rd Place $25

Elementary/Middle School    1st Place $50  |  2nd Place $30 | 3rd Place $15


Contact Jess Peña at 907.456.6485 ext. 226 or visit www.fairbanksarts.org  for complete contest guidelines and more information.


Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council Call 2014-2015 Call for Artists & Curators

Deadline: March 3, 2014


Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council's Main Street Gallery hosts 12 exhibits a year from September through August, and displays a wide variety of mediums from local and national artists, as well as traveling exhibits.  Artists are invited to submit proposals for solo or group exhibitions of their work for the Main Street Gallery's 2014-2015 season. Curators are invited to submit proposals to curate a group, invitational or open call exhibit based on unique themes or genres.


The Main Street Gallery is a community art gallery committed to artist development through:

  • hosting exhibits by emerging local artists
  • hosting exhibits of work outside the commercial mainstream by established local artists
  • hosting exhibits of visiting artists when the exhibit and/or workshops by the artist can make a valuable contribution to the local art culture
  • providing open and invitational exhibits that inspire local amateur and professional artists to step forward and participate in a public dialogue through their art
  • providing open and invitational exhibits that inspire local and amateur artists to expand the range of their media
Applications can be found at KetchikanArts.org.


IN THE SPIRIT Festival Exhibit

Application deadline: March 14, 2014


Held each year in August, IN THE SPIRIT: Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival encompasses a day of dancing, drumming, singing, and shopping with a diverse group of Native American artists. If you are a Native artist interested in submitting your artwork for display in the IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts juried exhibition beginning June 19, 2014, download this application. 


Interested in being a vendor or performer for the IN THE SPIRIT Festival on August 9, 2014?  Contact Molly Wilmoth at 253-798-5926 or molly.wilmoth@wshs.wa.gov.  


Poems in Place is seeking poems for two Alaska State Parks   

Deadline March 15, 2014


Poems in Place, a unique collaboration between Alaska Center for the Book, Alaska State Parks, a steering committee of poets and writers, and residents of Alaska, will place a poem written by an Alaskan writer in each of the seven regions of the Alaska State Park's system in the coming years.  


Poems in Place will be accepting poems, both original work and nominated poems written by Alaskan writers and submitted by appreciative readers, for Independence Mine State Historical Park, near Palmer, and Lake Aleknagik State Recreation Site/ Wood Tikchik State Park, near Dillingham.  No submission fees. An honorarium will be paid to the winning poets.  


For  more information, contest rules and entry form please visit Poems in Place at http://www.alaskacenterforthebook.org. To see examples of current Poems in Place signs, visit the Alaska State Parks website.


8X10 Festival

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014


Fairbanks Drama Association and The Looking Glass Group Theatre invite Alaskan residents to send their best 10-minute plays to be considered for the 13th Annual 8X10 Festival of New Alaskan Plays.


Eight ten-minute plays will be given rehearsed staged readings at the Festival, which will be held April 25 & 26, 2014, at FDA's Hap Ryder Riverfront Theater in Fairbanks.


Guidelines for entering scripts:

Alaskan residents only.

One entry per playwright. One author per play. No musicals or children's plays.

For complete guidelines and submission requirements, click here.


Submissions must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2014 and sent or hand-delivered to:

8X10 Festival
Fairbanks Drama Association/ Looking Glass Group Theatre
1852 Second Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701


For more information, contact:

Peggy MacDonald Ferguson, Executive Director, Fairbanks Drama Association, 907-456-PLAY



8th Annual F3 Fairbanks Film Festival

Postmark Deadline: Saturday, March 15, 2014 6 PM


F3 Fairbanks Film Festival is a juried survey of moving image arts by independent film and video makers, including both amateurs and students.Categories: Feature (Over 40 min.), Documentary (Nonfiction, any length), Short (Under 40 minutes), Music Video (any length), Animation (any length) Screenplays (any length), & Under 18 (Any length.) Official selections screened and winners announced at the F3 Fairbanks Film Festival April 18, 2014 at 7pm, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts Theater, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way.


Entries must be hand delivered to Fairbanks Arts Association, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, or mailed to P.O. Box 72786, Fairbanks, AK 99709. Please include the F3 Prospectus/ Registration Form with your DVD and entry fee: $5.00 K-12, $10.00 Adult. Pay by money order or check, made payable to Fairbanks Arts Association.


Contact Jill Shipman at 907.456-6485 ext. 222 or visit www.fairbanksarts.org for more information.


Watercolor U.S.A at the Springfield Art Museum, Springfield MO

Deadline: March 18, 2014


Watercolor U.S.A. is a nationally known, annual juried exhibition recognizing aqueous media painting. Featuring some of the country's best known artists and jurors, the event is open to artists from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Hundreds of entries are received annually and judged for a variety of prizes and possible purchase by the Museum or its patrons. Approximately $40,000 in cash, merchandise, patron and Springfield Art Museum purchase awards are available. There is a nonrefundable entry fee of $40.00 for up to two entries. For more information, including prospectus and application requirements, click here


ArtsNW Juried Showcase for 34th Annual Northwest Booking Conference Now Open

Deadline: April 4, 2014


The online Juried Showcase application is now open at www.artsnw.org . Apply today for consideration as a showcase artist or ensemble for the 34th Annual Northwest Booking Conference in Eugene, Oregon, October 13-18, 2014.

  • You or your agent must be a current member of Arts NW
  • Application fee: $100 (non-refundable)
  • Confirmation fee: $85 (if selected)
For more information or to apply, please visit our website:
www.artsnw.org. Click on the Conference 2014 tab.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center


June 7 - July 13, 2014
Artwork Entries Due: April 20 or Postmarked by April 19 


Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, signed only on the back, and exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted; exhibited in the gallery & online, and offered for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 13, 2014. Sold Out artists' names will be revealed next to their work online on July 4. Artists may enter up to 6 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). No entry fee.

Mail your 6x6 artworks directly to:6x6x2014, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14604

Grants and Funding

Art Acquisition Fund for 2014 is launched!

Deadlines: February 15 and August 15, 2014


The guidelines and application for 2014 are similar to those of last year. 


The Art Acquisition Fund is intended for Alaska museums and culture centers to purchase contemporary works of art by living, resident Alaska artists. Applicants are encouraged to be members of Museums Alaska (visit the Museums Alaska website: http://museumsalaska.org/membership/ to join the statewide organization. Visit the Art Acquisition Program page on the Museums Alaska website at http://museumsalaska.org/art-acquisition-fund/ for complete information and application materials.  


Museums and culture centers must have a history of collecting artwork and have a board-approved collections policy and an exhibitions/program plan. Selections of artwork are usually made by the established operating policies of the museum or culture center. Institutions may apply for up to $35,000 in funds for qualifying purchases. Museums and culture centers are asked to make every effort to ensure that the purchase price of artwork is in line with fair market value.


For the complete guidelines and other forms necessary for the program, go to the links provided on this page or request directly from the Project Administrator, Michael Hawfield: hawfield@horizonsatellite.com 



WESTAF's TourWest Grants open for 2014

Deadline: April 1, 2014


The TourWest application cycle is now open. The TourWest 2014-2015 grant program application period begins on January 22, 2014. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at midnight MST. We are sending you the attached announcement to share with your constituents who may be interested in applying.


Please note: 


The TourWest 2014 site has moved! TourWest is now using GrantsOnline™ (GO™) as its new grant application management system. Visit http://tourwest.culturegrants.org/ to access the TW2014 grant application and updated guidelines. Please note that beginning this year (TW2014) and for all subsequent years, we will only accept applications and final reports on the GO™ system.


To complete final reports from previous years, including TourWest cycles 2011, 2012, and 2013 (application ID prefixes TW2011, TW2012, and TW2013), presenters will need to visit westaf.cgweb.org.


New sign-up is required for TW2014. Presenters must sign up new starting this cycle, TW2014. You will need to complete the registration and organization profile before you can can apply to the grant. In subsequent years, you will NOT need to sign up again. You can use this newly created login in the future.  


National Endowment for the Arts Announces Guidelines Available for Fiscal Year 2015 Funding Programs

Washington, DC-The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that application guidelines are now available for Art Works and Challenge America Fast-Track at the NEA's website, arts.gov. These guidelines are for projects anticipated to take place in 2015. The Art Works and Challenge America Fast-Track programs constitute 75 percent of the NEA's annual direct grantmaking.

The impact of

the NEA's direct grants is significant. Projects funded in fiscal year 2013 are anticipated to:

  • Reach more than 38 million people attending live arts events through NEA-supported programs (exclusive of television and radio broadcast audiences), including nearly 7 million children and youth
  • Impact almost 16,000 communities engaged in NEA-supported projects, many benefiting from touring and outreach initiatives
  • Generate roughly $600 million in matching support, which is more than a 9:1 ratio in matching federal funds, far exceeding the required 1:1 match
  • Include partnerships between grantees and more than 6,500 organizations such as schools, colleges and universities, religious organizations, non-profit and for-profit organizations, foundations, and other government entities

For the complete release on information including project types, deadlines, and how to apply for NEA funding for FY15, click here


Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards in Moving Image (formerly Film/Video) and Visual Arts. The deadline for submitting inquiries is Friday, February 28 at 4:00pm EST.

Acting as a catalyst for the development of exceptional and imaginative ideas, Creative Capital supports artists whose work is provocative, timely and relevant; who are deeply engaged with their art forms and demonstrate a rigorous commitment to their craft; who are boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; and who create work that carries the potential to reshape the cultural landscape. Awardees receive up to $50,000 in direct support for their project and advisory services valued at more than $40,000.

Creative Capital is one of the only national organizations that offers awards to individual artists through an open application process. To be eligible to apply, an artist must be:


A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

At least 25 years old

A working artist with at least five years of professional experience

Not a full-time student

Moving Image (formerly Film/Video) may include animation, experimental film or video, installation, interdisciplinary projects, non-traditional documentary or narrative. Projects may be intended for projection, hand-held devices, the web, television, galleries, etc.

Visual Arts may include architecture/design, contemporary crafts, installation, interdisciplinary projects, moving image, painting, photo-based work, public art, sculpture, or works on paper. Projects may be site-specific or intended for display in galleries, on the web, etc.

Questions? Visit creative-capital.org/apply or email awards@creative-capital.org 

to learn more about the application process, read the award guidelines and access the online Inquiry Form.

Grants for Nonprofit Publishers: J.M. Kaplan Fund
Deadline: March 1, 2014.  


The J.M. Kaplan Fund's Furthermore program supports nonfiction book publishing related to the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues. The program seeks work that appeals to an informed general audience and demonstrates evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production. Individual grants range from $500-$15,000 and may be used to support writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and/or printing and binding. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations.


Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: Fund for National Projects in Dance, Jazz, Theater
Deadline: February, 28, 2014.  


Organizations are encouraged to submit letters of inquiry for projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting and/or theater fields, or that improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in dance, jazz and theater. The Fund will award a total of up to $1 million in grants to support key national projects in the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting and/or theatre fields. Grants range from $60,000 to $200,000 and cannot exceed 50 percent of a project's total cost. Click here for information. 



Professional Development


Homer Council on the Arts is hosting workshops with Lunasa

Sunday, February 9, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

$15 adults / $10 (18 & under). Register at HomerArt.org, or at 355 W. Pioneer Ave. 


Flutes and Whistles @ 2-2 Tango (158 W. Pioneer Ave.) 

Guitar @ HCOA (355 W. Pioneer Ave.) 

Fiddle @ K-Bay Caffe (397 W. Pioneer Ave.)

Uilleann Pipes @ Lindianne's Music Garden (158 W. Pioneer Ave.)   

Lunasa Performance at the Mariner Theatre in Homer 

Saturday, February 8, 7 p.m. 


$10 youth / $20 members & seniors / $30 general

The Homer Bookstore, 355 W. Pioneer Ave.  

Americans for the Arts Rural and Small Community Webinar Week

Economic Development and Art in Rural Communities (1st of 3)
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 3:00pm
This is the first webinar in a series of three webinars in our "Community Development in Rural Communities" series held on concurrent days in one week.

Resources For Rural Arts (2nd of 3)
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 3:00pm

Placemaking in Rural Communities (3rd of 3)
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 3:00pm 


To register for the entire series please visit the series registration page at   http://www.americansforthearts.org/events/webinars


Registration for the 2014 AAEC Administrators Retreat is now open.  

We are very pleased to offer an in-depth retreat  Integrating 21st Century Skills through the Arts  

for principals and school leaders.  

April 30-May 1, 2014 at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska.


Registration Cost: $150

An optional Administrators credit is available (additional cost)


Administrators attending this retreat will have a special advance notice and registration for teachers in their districts interested in attending a Special Topics Arts Institute that AAEC will be hosting in Kenai, Alaska in the summer of 2014 dedicated to working with students who experience physical and cognitive disabilities: "All Abilities: How the arts can help all students succeed in school."


This program is provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Alaska Arts Education Consortium is supported, in part, by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Register at www.akartsed.org 


2014 NALAC Leadership Program

NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI)

Deadline- February 27, 2014

Guidelines- www.nalac.org/nli 


NLI is a week-long rigorous program in arts management and leadership development that delivers innovative and practical strategies that lead to successful business practices in the arts. Open to Latino artists, arts managers and cultural promoters in various stages of career development.


Transnational Cultural Remittances

Deadline- March 27, 2014

Guidelines-  www.nalac.org/tcr 


Open to individuals, collectives and community-based organizations in the United States, Mexico and Central America. Successful projects demonstrate a continuous and ongoing exchange whereby artistic activity supports, preserves or extends the cultural practices between linked communities in two or more countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the U.S.



The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation's only multidisciplinary Latino arts service organization. For 24 years, NALAC has delivered programs that stabilize and revitalize the US Latino arts and cultural sector by providing critical advocacy, funding, networking opportunities and professional development training for Latino artists and arts organizations in every region of the country. The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field.


Native Arts Studies Program at the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan

Spring 2014


Course offerings include Introduction to Power Tools, Beginning and Intermediate Northwest Coast Design, Tool Making for Carvers, Cedar Bark Weaving, Spruce Root Weaving, Bentwood Box Construction, Mixed-Level Ravenstail Weaving, and the History of Northwest Coast Art. The class schedule, with course descriptions, registration fees and more can be found here.


The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus provides university credit for many Totem Heritage Center classes. Call 907-225-5900 for more information.



Native American Museum Studies Institute: A Professional Development Opportunity for Tribal Museum Professionals 
June 2-6, 2014 at the University of California, Berkeley


Goal: to develop the capacity of tribal community members to conserve and revitalize tribal cultural heritage, foster tribal representations and partnerships and educate tribal and non-tribal communities through museum development and exhibits


Workshop topics will include collections management and cataloging, conservation/collections care, curation and exhibit design, educational programming, museum management, Native American graves protection and repatriation act, museum fundraising, tribal partnerships and collaborations with counties, states, and agencies.


The training is tuition free to the participants; lunch is provided. Participants will be responsible for their other meals, lodging, and travel expenses (see website for more details). Partial travel stipends may be available in case of financial need.


Review of applications will begin on March 3, 2014. Application form and complete application instructions can be downloaded from our website at  crnai.berkeley.edu. For more information, call Deborah Lustig at 510-643-7238 or email namsiucb@gmail.com  


2014 Community Arts Education Leadership Institute
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The seven-month program includes a five-day seminar (July 22 - 26, 2014) at Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia, PA; advanced assignments; a 360-degree feedback process; and follow-up coaching.


The skills and knowledge gained through CAELI will prepare participants to manage competing priorities within their organizations, build effective, collaborative organizational cultures amongst their board, staff, faculty/teaching artists, and other stakeholders, articulate organizational vision and implement effective strategies in pursuit of institutional goals, and lead successfully. 


Click here for program details, application guidelines, and financial aid information.

For more information, contact James Horton, National Guild program director, at (212) 268-3337 ext. 12 or jameshorton@nationalguild.org  


The National Guild for Community Arts Education supports and advances lifelong learning opportunities in the arts.


NYTI/Summer Conservatory 

June 22 - August 1, 2014  


Summer Conservatory is a 6 week, 5 day a week intensive that focuses on the development of new plays and the collaborative process. Theatre artists, college age and older, come to NYC to work cross-genre as actors, writers and directors. Instructors and guest artists come from the ranks of the Ensemble Studio Theatre, the oldest new play development organization in NYC. Students offer three public presentations at EST and see their work published in the NYTI Collective series available on Amazon.com as well as attend numerous readings of works in progress across the city. We welcome mid-career educators and artists who want to focus more deeply on their work and international artists eager to come to the US and connect with the NY new play development theatre scene.


More information is available on the website  www.nytheatreintensives.org or by emailing us at nytheatreintensives@gmail.com. An early registration discount is available until April 1, 2014. Professional development college credit and some scholarship assistance available for the summer program.


Poles, Posts and Canoes: the Preservation, Conservation and Continuation of Native American Monumental Wood Carving.--Symposium and Call for Papers 


July 21st - 22nd, 2014, Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, Tulalip, Washington Opening Ceremony and Dinner, July 20th, 2014


This two day symposium (preceded by an opening ceremony and meal on the evening of July 20th) will gather Native and non-Native museum professionals, tribal members, and contemporary Native carvers to discuss the challenges of preserving and exhibiting historic monumental wood carvings from both a Native and Non-Native view point.  It will also serve to connect Native carvers and the museum community in the hope that the resulting dialogue will help support the continued development of this traditional art form.  The format of this gathering is aimed at encouraging discussion, so presentations will be relaxed and brief, and an equal amount of time will be scheduled for general discussion of the topics addressed.


Further information and details about the conference will be posted at  



Education and Youth
Arts Curriculum Development Workshop in Anchorage
February 21 & 22

The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the AK Dept. of Education and Early Development will present an arts curriculum development workshop on February 21 & 22 at the Alaska State Library Talking Books Center in downtown Anchorage. Participants are school/teacher leaders representing Alaskan school districts who will begin or continue the process of developing a local arts curriculum.

Districts will be invited to work on either a visual arts or a digital/media arts curriculum. Experts in visual art and digital/media arts will present on these topics, and model arts curriculum will be provided for study. Attendees will have two leaders available to work with them as they move toward assembling a curriculum in an arts form: Laura Forbes, Alaska Arts in Education Program Director, and Barbara Short, Visual Art Consultant. Digital Arts expert Jason Ohler will present on day one of the workshop. Workshop participants will model arts curriculum on their local district curriculum formats and existing Alaskan curriculum documents. All curricula will align with state and national standards.


Each participating district is eligible to receive a $500 travel stipend, as long as funds are available. Contact Laura Forbes, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Arts Education Program Director at (907) 269-6682 or laura.forbes@alaska.gov for information or to register.

Annual Statewide Poetry Contest

Submission deadline extended: March 1, 2014, 6 pm  


The Annual Statewide Poetry Contest Reading and Awards will be held April 12, 2014, at the Bear Gallery, 3rd Floor, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, Fairbanks AK and is free of charge.


Grade, Middle and High School: $3 per poem or $10/four poems,

Adults: $4 per poem or $13/four poems

Judge: Susanna Mischler


Contact Jess Peña at 907.456.6485 ext. 226 or visit www.fairbanksarts.org  for complete contest guidelines and more information.


National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards  

Deadline: February 10, 2014   


The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is inviting applications for the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The twelve award-winning programs will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President's Committee's Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony at the White House. In addition, winners will receive an award plaque, the opportunity to attend the Annual Awardee Conference in Washington, DC in the summer of 2014, and will be featured on the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award website.


After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs sponsored by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations; educational institutions (e.g., preschools; elementary, middle, and high schools; universities; and colleges), arts centers, community service organizations, businesses, and eligible government entities are encouraged to consider submitting an application. Programs applying for the award must meet all of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award's Eligibility Criteria.


Please click the following link to access the online 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Application: APPLY NOW. Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process. The deadline for application submissions is Monday, February 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m. PST.

College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

Deadline: April 4, 2014  


The College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts celebrates the achievements of arts initiatives for students in grades 6-12 that promote learning and creativity in exemplary and innovative ways. 


Awards will be given to model programs in three categories:  

  • Arts Integration: Recognizes initiatives that use an innovative approach to drawing connections between arts-based learning and other subjects.   
  • Equity Through Arts: Recognizes a program that uses the arts as a tool for increasing academic engagement among underserved students.
  • Civic Engagement/Professional Partnerships: Recognizes a program that uses arts experiences as vehicles for engagement with local arts professionals and/or nonprofit organizations.

Within each of these three categories, one award in the amount of $5,000 will be given to winning schools to support the continuation and growth of their arts programs. Among the three winning schools, one will be named the national winner and will be awarded an additional $2,500.  


The application deadline is April 4, 2014. Further details on award categories, full application instructions, and profiles of past winners can be found at artsaward.collegeboard.org     


2014 Administrators Retreat on the Arts in Education: Integrating 21st Century Skills  

Through the Arts

April 30 - May 1, 2014, Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage


Keynote speaker Mary Liniger, Executive Director of Art Enables, has designed and implemented professional development workshops for inclusive arts programs and worked extensively within the D.C. arts community as both the Arts Education and ADA/504 Accessibility Coordinator for the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.


         Learn why the arts are important for ALL students

         Focus on working with students with disabilities

         Learn how to integrate the arts with the Common Core and Alaska Standards

         Gain statewide and national arts and special education perspectives

         Assess your school's arts health

         Hear about state programs, resources and training opportunities

         Experience live student arts performances

         Collaborate with art leaders across the state

         Leave the retreat ready to increase the arts in your district!


1 Administrative Credit available


Register online now at www.akartsed.org.  Questions? Contact MK MacNaughton, Executive Director, Alaska Arts Education Consortium at 907-957-2061

HomerARTS Camp: Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Art 

West Homer Elementary School

June 16-20, 2014


HomerARTS Camp is offered by Homer Council on the Arts in partnership with Bluegrass Camp for Kids and Andrew Vait. This summer's camp offers young people, ages 6-18, an opportunity to explore a diverse range of traditional and contemporary music styles, instruments, and fine arts in a supportive and encouraging environment. 


Classes include bluegrass, folk, old-time, rock, pop, jazz and blues as well as improvisational theatre, ceramics, visual art, and dance. This is a great opportunity for your child to foster new friendships and old, and experience the joy of music and other arts!


Early registration: $250 before May 30, then after, $275.

For information and registration, click here.


Fairbanks STEAM Institute 2014

Boreal House Art & Science Center

July 6-18, 2014 (May 15 required audio conference for UAS credit participants)


Participants will select and define a plot on the University trail system for scientific inquiry and aesthetic inspiration. They will identify and work with its plants, insects, and interrelationships through multiple lenses for the two-week Institute. They will learn, observe, and record with drawing, data collection, words, poetry, technology and design. Each will contribute a botanical illustration with writing to an encased portfolio, which will be printed and presented to everyone in the Institute.


Educators can earn four 500 level credits from UAS while participating 

in ongoing teacher connections throughout the two weeks to discuss classroom practice and implementation. A well-developed curriculum piece is required for credit.


Jan Dawe - UAF Research Assistant Professor, botany, forestry, and ecology

Margo Klass - UAF Lecturer in Art, mixed media and book artist

Karen Stomberg - FNSBSD Art Coordinator, artist, curriculum integration 

Chris Pastro - FNSBSD Teacher, Extended Learning Program, curriculum integration

Zac Meyers - Instructional Designer, technologist

Frank Soos - UAF Professor Emeritus, poet and writer


Visit the Boreal House website for registration and information. Or contact Karen Stomberg at borealhouse@gmail.com (907) 590-2605.   


Call for Artwork: Yo Soy...Je Suis...I Am...My Neighborhood

Submission deadline: July 1, 2014  


The 2014 International Art Program for Children with Disabilities is now open for entries!

Children with disabilities are encouraged to create a portrait that illustrates themselves in their neighborhood. What makes their neighborhood awesome? Cool houses? Fun neighbors? A great park or playground? Student-artists are encouraged to illustrate all the important people, places, and landscapes of their local space that shape who they are and who they will be in the future. Parents or educators of children with a disability, ages 5 to 18, are eligible to submit. A selection of artwork from the online entries will be chosen for a live exhibition in Washington, D.C.!

Click here for more information and to submit an entry.

Teachers:  Download our free Teacher Resource Guide here.

Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute Seeks Youth Orchestra Applicants 

Each summer, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute brings together 120 of the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Following a two-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians, these remarkable teenagers embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world and serve as dynamic musical ambassadors.


In 2013-NYO-USA's inaugural season-the ensemble traveled to Washington, DC, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London for performances with famed maestro Valery Gergiev and renowned violinist Joshua Bell. Summer 2014 will feature a coast-to-coast US tour with dynamic conductor David Robertson and virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham.  Applications are now being accepted for NYO-USA's 2014 season.  


Vans Custom Culture 2014 Contest
Registration closes February 14, 2014.   

Entries due April 7, 2014 


Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce that we will be partnering again with VANS on its 2014 Custom Culture Contest! This national contest offers high schools from all across the United States the chance to compete for a $50,000 grand prize to support their art programs. Mark January 6, 2014 on your calendar and make sure your local high school is among the first to register to compete. A total of 2,000 registrations from U.S.-based public or private high schools will be accepted; registration closes on February 14, 2014. Registered schools will receive four pairs of blank sneakers to be customized in four themes-Art, Music, Action Sports, and Local Flavor-and submitted to Vans by April 7, 2014. Vans staff will select a group of 50 semifinalists (10 schools per region, five total regions), and public voting online will narrow this group of 50 down to the final five who will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City in June 2014 where the grand prize winner will be announced. For more information about how to register, check out this step-by-step video guide on YouTube!  


VSA Playwright Discovery Competition

Deadline: June 1, 2013 11:59 pm Pacific time


The VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites middle and high school students to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of script writing. Writers may write from their own experience and observations, or create fictional characters and settings. Scripts can be comedies, dramas, or even musicals-be creative! Young writers with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit a script.  


Entries may be the work of students in 6th through 12th grade. For more information, visit kennedy-center.org/PDP. 


VSA also has an innovative and Free Resource Guide for Teachers to help guide teachers and

students through the playwriting process.

California State Summer School for the Arts

Four weeks of total creative immersion

July 12 - August 8, 2014


Four weeks of total creative immersion in animation, creative writing, dance, film & video, music, theatre and visual arts.

Applications must be postmarked on or before February 28, 2014.  



To learn more about CSSSA or obtain application forms and instructions, visit http://www.csssa.org/ or www.csssa.ca.gov. Call the Sacramento headquarters at (916) 229-5190 for more information.  


Employment and Internships

Anchorage Museum of History and Art

Human Resources Director
The Human Resources Director has responsibility for oversight of all human resource services and will be responsible for organizational development, policies/programs pertaining to employment, compensation, benefits, performance management, employee relations, recruiting/retention, and employment related compliance with all federal, state and local laws. As a member of the Leadership Team, this position acts as a strategic business partner, to influence leadership and drive results for all human resources efforts. This position reports directly to the Museum Director.   


Audio/Visual/Interactive Technician (AVIT)
The Audio/Visual/Interactive Technician (AVIT) is responsible for designing, constructing, installing, maintaining and repairing a broad variety of museum exhibits that feature interactive or audio/visual components. This position provides daily operational support for the Imaginarium Discovery Center, living collection, and Thomas Planetarium while working under the general direction of the Curator of Science & Interactivity.   


Exhibition Curator (Senior Alaska Gallery Curator)
The Senior Curator for the Alaska Gallery will lead a curatorial team and direct the historical and artifact research and will be responsible for the development of content, themes, and an interpretive approach for the new Alaska Gallery. The Senior Curator would report to the Chief Curator. This position will direct the curatorial content for the new Alaska Gallery balancing sound scholarship, strategies for visitor engagement, and the museum's permanent collections and new acquisitions.This position is a full-time, 3-year term assignment (funding dependent).    

Science Programs & Planetarium Specialist 


The Science Programs & Planetarium Specialist, working under the general direction of the Curator of Science & Interactivity, manages and presents the museum's public planetarium shows and science presentations/activities. This position provides regular supervision of part-time staff involved in this programming and the operation of the Imaginarium Discovery Center. This position also involves extensive interaction with visitors to facilitate positive learning experiences, creating and maintaining science programming in astronomy, physics, biology geology and other areas of science.  

Project Advisor RFP

Application Deadline: February 21, 2014


Click here for more information.  




Residencies at Ragdale   

February 15, 2014 -  Application deadline for summer, fall and winter, 2014 residencies.

May 15, 2014- - Application deadline for all 2015 residencies.


Ragdale is seeking individuals who not only need the time and space to pursue a creative endeavor, but a community of like-minded artists who are consistently exploring, making relevant discoveries, and finding new directions in their work. From the written word to the hand-built object, Ragdale artists take their work to new levels in this supportive environment.  We encourage you and your colleagues to become a part of this exceptional community of artists.


For more information and to apply for a residency this summer, fall, or in 2015, click here  and visit our website.  


The Center for Photography at Woodstock

Postmark deadline: Friday, February 28, 2014  


The Woodstock Artist-in-Residency Program is designed to support artists of color working in the photographic arts who reside in the United States that would benefit with access to time, facilities, financial, critical, and technical support.


For information about the residency, including requirements, guidelines and application, visit www.cpw.org/create/artist-residencies/ 


Wrangell Mountains Center Meg Hunt Residency

Apply by March 1, 2014


Artists and writers of all genres and stages in their career are encouraged to apply for one of several two-week residencies. The WMC will make selections through a competitive admissions process.


Five two week residencies on the following dates: May 26-June 8, June 11-24, 

July 21-August 3, August 5-19, August 21-September 3

Residents will be provided room and board

Public outreach component required

Click here to apply.


Wrangell Mountain Center ArtSpace Bungalow Residency

Artists and inquiring minds of all genres and skill levels are welcome to reserve this small cabin for a stay of 5-14 days.

Available by reservation

Resident pays $65/ day for room and board

Preference given to Alaskans

Public outreach is not required, but is encouraged 

For more information, visit the Wrangell Mountains Center Residency webpage here


Select Fair

Deadline: March 20, 2014


Select Fair is proud to announce our spring residency program & exhibition opportunity! Artists, collectives, and artist teams from all backgrounds and mediums are encouraged to apply to the program.


The Winning Artist / Collective / Group receives:   

One-month studio residency in Industry City Brooklyn for Free (Month of April)  
Video documentation of work in progress for promotion  
Complimentary exhibition space at Select Art Fair / Frieze Week (May 8 - 11, 2014)


Artists from the United States and abroad  
Artists must be 18 years or older

Application Requirements:   

5 images of work / Links to Video  
Project proposal (250 words Min)  
$50 Application Fee

To apply, go to http://www.select-fair.com/residency/ 


Announcements and Articles of Interest

Anchorage Museum Features Online Teacher Resources for Athabascan Exhibit

Did you miss the Dena'inaq' Huch'ulyeski, The Dena'ina Way of Living exhibition at the Anchorage Museum? The museum has created an online teacher toolbox with resources to teach students about the Dena'ina Athabascan people.  See  http://www.anchoragemuseum.org/denaina/educators/  


Sphinx Virtuosi Subsidized Block-booking Opportunity

The annual tour of the Sphinx Virtuosi, one of America''s most dynamic classical music ensembles, comes to the Pacific Northwest in Fall 2014. The renowned string orchestra will carry 19 players in the program "Americana", featuring works by Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Phillip Glass. A new commission by Composer-In-Residence Jessie Montgomery will celebrate the centennial of the Star Spangled Banner.


The Sphinx Virtuosi offer concerts and residency work in the Pacific Northwest from October 10 - 20, 2014.  Fees in the region will be significantly reduced thanks to the generous support of the Paul Allen Foundation. The national tour is made possible with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 


For further information contact Sue Endrizzi Morris at California Artists Management: 415-362-2787 or sue@calartists.com 


The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) of the U.S. Department of the Interior announces a settlement agreement it has signed with Pendleton Woolen Mills (Pendleton) regarding prior sales of the Pendleton "Sioux Star Blanket". To read more about the settlement, click here.



2014 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards

International Sculpture Center


Each year the International Sculpture Center presents an award competition to its member colleges and universities as a means of supporting, encouraging, and recognizing the work of young sculptors and their supporting schools' faculty and art program. The Student Award winners participate in an exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture, as well as a traveling exhibition hosted by arts organizations across the country. Winners' work is also featured in Sculpture magazine. Each winner receives a one-year membership at the ISC and all winners are eligible to apply for a full sponsored residency to study in Switzerland.   


To nominate students for this competition, the nominees' university must first be an ISC University level member. University Membership costs $200 for universities in the USA, Canada and Mexico, or $220 for international universities, and includes a number of benefits. Students who are interested should talk to their professors about getting involved. To find out more about the program please visit the website www.sculpture.org/StudentAwards/2014 or email studentawards@sculpture.org



Nominations Open: January 1, 2014

University Membership Registration: March 17, 2014

Online Student Nomination Form: March 24, 2014

Online Student Submission Form: April 14, 2014


Mayors' Awards for the Arts 

Nomination Deadline: March 31, 2014 6:00 pm 


Awards are open to all individuals or groups, residing in the interior of Alaska who have made significant contributions to contemporary and/or traditional arts within Alaska's Interior. 


Award Categories: Arts and Leadership, Volunteer, Arts Advocacy, Youth Arts and Lifetime Achievement.


Fill out the nomination form and submit up to a 300 word essay. Essays should specifically and concisely address how the individual or organization has helped the Arts in the Interior of Alaska in one of the five categories of awards.


All nominations will be reviewed by a committee of Fairbanks Arts Association. Award recipients will be notified by May 7, 2014. Nominations must be postmarked, hand-delivered to the FAA office, or emailed to the address below no later than March 31, 2014 by 6pm.


Fairbanks Arts Association, PO Box 72786, Fairbanks, AK 99707 digitalfaa@gmail.com 

For questions, call (907) 456-6485 ext.222. 


Openings and Closings


International Gallery of Contemporary Art

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


Feb. 7 - March 2, 2014

All Galleries | Object Runway  

Guest Room | pupil + paper design competition

Opening Reception | First Friday, February 7, 2014 5:30-7:30 pm


Alaska Native Arts Foundation

500 West 6th Avenue | Anchorage, AK 99501 | 907-258-2623 | www.alaskanativearts.org    


February 2014

Expressions of Empowerment | a retrospective of new work by 15 female Native Alaska artists, inspired by Elizabeth Peratrovich 

Opening Reception | First Friday, February 7, 2014, 5:00 - 8:00 pm


Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
625 C Street | Anchorage, Alaska 99501 | 907-929-9200 http://www.anchoragemuseum.org    


Gyre: The Plastic Ocean

February 7 - September 6, 2014

Opening Reception | First Friday, February 7, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Lecture | Art and the Environment 7:00 pm


Proximity | Margo Klass

February 7 - April 20, 2014

Opening Reception | First Friday, February 7, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Artist on the Floor | 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Alaska Pacific University

4101 University Drive | Anchorage, AK 99508   


February 7 - March 2, 2014

The Spirit of Structure | Ron Naanes   

Leah J. Peterson Gallery - APU Carr Gottstein Building

First Friday opening reception February 7, 5:30 - 7 pm


February 7 - March 2, 2014

On the Kvichak | Rosemary Redmond

ConocoPhillips Gallery - APU Grant Hall

First Friday opening reception February 7, 5:30 - 7 pm

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier Street | Juneau | 907-465-2901 | http://museums.alaska.gov/asm/asmhome.html   


through Feb. 28, 2014 

Quill 3 | Nancy Burnham solo Exhibition  

Earth Fire Fibre XXIX | biennial craft exhibition


Bunnell Street Arts Center

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


February 2014

Cut Stitch Press | Maria Shell

First Friday opening reception February 7, 2014, 5 - 7 pm

Cyrano's Theatre Company

413 D Street | Anchorage AK 99501 | 907-274-2599 |  www.cyranos.org 


Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes    

February 14 - March 2, 2014 


Perserveance Theatre

914 Third Street | Douglas AK 99824 | 1.855.462.TIXS |  http://www.perseverancetheatre.org   


Rush at Everlasting by Arlitia Jones, directed by Bostin Christopher

Feb. 14 - 22, 2014 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts Sydney Laurence Theatre, Anchorage 


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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