June 2014 ASCA News

The Fugitive Series: Stranded Sea Ice, by Sheila Wyne
wood, encaustic, mixed media, 20" x 64" x 2"
Alaska Contemporary Art Bank | New Acquisitions!

The Alaska Contemporary Art Bank (ACAB) is a lending collection comprised of artwork by Alaskan artists. It was specifically created for the loan of artworks to various State of Alaska agencies and departments, legislative offices, and the University of Alaska system. In spring 2014, the Alaska State Council on the Arts opened a call for new work to be added to the ACAB collection through the online portal www.callforentry.org. As a result of that call, the Contemporary Art Bank purchased a total of $21,000 in work from Alaskan artists in a variety of media. We will share the new acquisitions on Facebook in the coming months, so stay tuned for images and details about each new purchase at www.facebook.com/ArtsAlaska.   


The work of the following artists was selected by in this round of acquisitions: 

  • Deland Anderson (Homer), acrylic painting 
  • Wayde Carroll (Anchorage), color photography          
  • Julie Drake (Anchorage), textile                     
  • Annie Duffy (Fairbanks), sculpture               
  • Peter Lind (Homer), carving
  • Gail Niebrugge (Palmer), acrylic painting
  • David Rosenthal (Cordova), oil painting       
  • Maria Shell (Anchorage), textile                     
  • Mary Stroud (Barrow), color photography
  • Mark Tetpon (Eagle River), carving
  • Sheila Wyne (Anchorage), encaustic painting


Anchorage Museum becomes first Smithsonian Affiliate in Alaska


The Anchorage Museum has been named an official Smithsonian Affiliate. The designation formally acknowledges the museum's longtime partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and increases opportunities for collaboration. The Anchorage Museum is the first Smithsonian Affiliate in Alaska.


As an affiliate, the Anchorage Museum will have increased access to additional Smithsonian resources, including its 137 million-object collections, scholarships and traveling exhibitions.


"We look forward to new opportunities to work with the Smithsonian's unparalleled staff, collection and scholarship," said Julie Decker, Anchorage Museum director. "We are looking for additional ways to collaborate with the Smithsonian and its affiliates nationwide on education opportunities, shared exhibitions, artifact loans and more."

ASCA Notices

Cultural Collaborations Arts Excursion and Access Grants are closed until July 1, 2014. A new application cycle for FY15 will begin July 1, 2014 for projects starting in the 2014-2015 school year.  


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

ASCA Annual Council Meeting
, June 9-10, 2014, Anchorage AK

2nd Quarter FY15 Grant Deadlines | September 1, 2014 | Career Opportunity, Workshop, Community Arts Development, Master Artist and Apprentice, and Walker Arts

2nd Round FY15 Artists in Schools Grant Deadline | November 1, 2014 | Contact Laura Forbes for information and technical services.

2nd Round FY15 Rasmuson Foundation Cultural Collaborations Project Grants Deadline | December 1, 2014 | For arts education programs outside the regular school day. Contact Laura Forbes for information and technical services.

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


If you have an item you would like to include an item in our newletter, please send the information to keren.lowell@alaska.gov. Submission deadline: Wednesday, 12:00 noon before the first Friday of each month.    

Calls for Artists and Requests for Proposals


Perseverance Theatre | Chicago Auditions
Perseverance Theatre invites actors, singers, and dancers to audition for Chicago. Auditions are  

12 - 6pm, Sunday, June 8. Bring 16 bars of a mid-to up-tempo song (no ballads). Be prepared to sing it, however, you may not be required to do so. At the audition, men and women will learn a song from the musical and a dance combination. Please arrive in snug fitting, danceable clothes. Bring a performance resume and a headshot or recent photo.
Perseverance Theatre | General Auditions
Perseverance Theatre invites actors to open auditions for the 2014/2015 season. Auditions are  

5 - 8pm, Monday, June 9. Bring a monologue, if you've prepared one. Otherwise, audition sides will be available. Please bring an acting resume and a headshot or recent photo.
To sign-up for a 15-minute audition slot, contact Shona Strauser: shona@perseverancetheatre.org or (907) 364-2421, ext. 232.


En Plein Air in Seldovia, Alaska

During the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival, June 19-22, 2014 artists are invited to make the most of scenic vistas Seldovia has to offer, all within walking distance of Main Street. Artists are asked to bring their own supplies and easels. Welcome meeting 9:00-9:30 am Friday June 20th. Celebration and silent auction on Sunday, June 22, from 11:00 am - 12:45 pm at Central Park. For more information, call 907-399-7379 www.seldoviamusicfestival.info


Chugach Arts Council Call for Art

2nd Annual Art of Conservation Projects: National Pollinator Week, World Oceans Day and Public Lands.


Artists of all ages, abilities and mediums are invited to submit art to be included in beautiful books of art to be published this year. There is no fee for members and a small fee for non-members.  

See the Art of Pollination book published last year. Click here for a pdf version of the flyer. For more information, call Marie Wagner, Executive Director, at 623-703-8890.   


Kenai Campus Call for Art
Deadline: Entries must be received by 9:59 p.m (ADT), June 13, 2014.  

Budget:  $210,000


The Alaska State Council on the Arts on behalf of Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) Kenai River Campus (KRC) is requesting qualifications from artists for interior and exterior artwork to be commissioned for two new buildings: KRC Career & Technical Education Center and Residence Hall (student housing).


For exterior sites, professional artists residing in the U.S. and Alaska may apply.  For interior sites, only Alaska artists are eligible to apply.  Applicants must be professional visual artists.  Applications will be accepted online only through CaFÉ at: www.callforentry.org


Requests for additional information may be directed to Andrea Noble-Pelant, Visual and Literary Arts Program Director, Alaska State Council on the Arts, andrea.noble-pelant@alaska.gov


Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) in La Conner, WA, is seeking artists with connections to the Northwest for a large group exhibition exploring the geological metaphor of accretion: layering, assembling, moving, or otherwise constructing an artwork from disparate fragments  or scientific data. Open to painting, collage, photography, mixed media, new media, trans art, sculpture, installation, conceptual, video, sound, etc.   


Go here to apply or receive more information. 
Submission deadline: June 15, 2014.    

Alaska International Piano e-Competition

June 28 - July 12, 2014

Davis Concert Hall, University of Alaska Fairbanks


The Alaska International Piano-e-Competition is an opportunity for young pianists worldwide to participate in a competition of the highest artistic quality and integrity.


Through advanced technology, including the use of Yamaha Disklavier pianos that transmit the pianists' performances through the Internet, the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition can be viewed from any location. Up to a half-million viewers may watch these performances, held for the first time on our campus. 


The competition consists of three rounds and a concluding performance where finalists will perform with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. More than $65,000 in prize money, performances and engagements will be awarded to classical musicians from around the globe here in Fairbanks. Join us for this exciting and historic event! For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/piano.   


Anchorage Museum All Alaska Juried XXXV

Application Deadline: July 1


The All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition is a popular, biennial juried art exhibition established more than 30 years ago to encourage Alaska artists to create new works. This year's juror is Portland Art Museum curator Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson. The winner of the Best of Show Award receives a $1,000 prize. All Alaska Juried XXXV opens Nov. 7 and is on view through Feb. 1, 2015 at the Anchorage Museum. Afterward the exhibition will tour the state for one year, including to The Bear Gallery in Fairbanks.


Anchorage Museum Solo Exhibition Series

Application Deadline: July 1


The Anchorage Museum's Patricia B. Wolf Solo Exhibition Series highlights new bodies of work by individual Alaska artists. Once every three years, Alaska artists are invited to submit project proposals to a selection committee comprised of museum staff and art professionals. These solo art exhibitions will be scheduled starting in 2016.


Interested artists can learn more and apply for both opportunities at www.callforentry.org. For more information about artist opportunities at the Anchorage Museum, click here. Contact Sarah Henning at (907) 929-9231 (w), (907) 250-3352 (c), shenning@anchoragemuseum.org or Laura Carpenter at (907) 929-9227 (w), (907) 632-7682 (c), lcarpenter@anchoragemuseum.org 


440 Gallery Call for Entries
Annual Theme Show: Food for Thought 

August 21 - September 13, 2014 

Deadline for submissions:  Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Eligibility: Open to artists living in the US. All media including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture in any medium, and digital media. 20% commission taken on any work sold. Work not for sale must be marked "N.F.S." in the Price section of the submission form. No "P.O.R." (price on request) sales.  


Entry Fee:  $35 for 1 - 3 works, $5 for each additional work up to 6 works total. Entry fees are non-refundable.


Entry Requirements: All entries must be submitted electronically. Go here for the online submission form.  



Sep. 20 - Oct. 29, 2014. 

Application deadline: July 1, 2014


Night Visions V seeks to re-open our positive connections to the natural night and to bridge the divide separating artistic from scientific perception, promoting the idea that science and art are two intertwined aspects of human experience.More information about our organization and the call for entries and application can be found on our website  


Robyn Shipton, Marketing Coordinator, Flagstaff Arts Council at Coconino Center for the Arts,  

ph. (928) 779-2300 ext. 108, rshipton@flagartscouncil.org 


Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries

Deadline: August 31, 2014


The Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 is now open for entries, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to an international audience and influential figures from the arts sector. Celebrating and nurturing outstanding contemporary art from across the world, the Art Prize welcomes all forms of art in the following categories: Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Video, Installation & Performance.


Prizes include a 12 week group show; up to £1000 in cash; publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (readership of 140,000 worldwide); art supplies and art books; and Q&As on the Aesthetica Blog. There are two main categories to enter: Main Prize and Student Prize. There is a winner for each main category. Entry is £15 and permits the submission of two works into any one category. For more information and to submit, visit



DARK | National Juried Exhibition 2014 at Arc Gallery

Exhibition Dates:  November 8, 2014 - December 6, 2014

Submission deadline:  September 4th, 2014


DARK showcases the artists' creation of new and alternative realities, where the worlds of landscapes, figures, architecture, objects, and natural phenomena are emphasized or subverted, revealed or obscured, and investigates the many layers that surround our traditional sense of the real. 


Categories: sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book. No jewelry, video, film, performance art, installation and works requiring an external electrical source.


Go here  for submission guidelines and information. Questions? Contact Stephen C.Wagner, Managing Partner, Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.arc-sf.com


Materials: Hard & Soft | Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas  

Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014

February 6 - April 2, 2015

National juried competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts $5000 in prize money. 

For Information and Prospectus, click here. 


Whitefish Review Announces $1000 Rick Bass/Montana Prize for Fiction

The deadline for submissions for the fiction prize is September 15 and there is a $15 fee to submit. Submissions for the next regular reading period do not carry a fee and are accepted from August 1 - October 1. All submissions are accepted via an online submission manager at www.WhitefishReview.org. For full guidelines, visit the web site.


Polar Lab Call for Proposals

Anchorage Museum and around Anchorage,2015 and 2016

Deadline: September 30


The Northern Initiative at the Anchorage Museum is accepting proposals on a competitive basis for an ongoing Northern Initiative exhibition called Polar Lab which may include "pop-up" events, temporary installations, live performances, community-action projects, non-studio-based residencies, presentations, research-based investigations, internships, forums, and more. These will occur inside and beyond Anchorage Museum walls in the city of Anchorage. Limited funding is available for modest artist or organizer stipends, travel, and materials.


Call for Conference Presentations: Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity

Carrara - Tuscany, Italy
December 18 - 22, 2014

The conference meeting is recommended to performing arts practitioners and researchers from different countries interested in the traditional methods as applied to contemporary performing arts work, searching for international networks and new collaboration partners: performing arts academics, arts educators and teachers, performers of various genres and techniques, theatre directors, dancers and choreographers, arts administrators and producers, musicians, stage designers costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics and arts journalists.

Presentation formats:  

  • practical workshop/master class
  • work in progress/work demonstration
  • performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions
  • interactive talk/lecture/discussion
  • photo/video demonstration
  • exhibition
  • research presentation
For more information and registration details for candidate presenters and speakers, go here:



Professional Development


Register now for the 2014 Kachemak Bay Campus Writer's Conference

June 13-17, 2014

Land's End Resort, Homer AK


This year's keynote presenter will be internationally-recognized and award winning novelist Alice Sebold. The conference will feature 16 other award-winning, nationally-recognized authors, editors and agents who will conduct creative writing workshops, readings, craft talks and panel presentations in creative fiction, nonfiction, poetry and the business of writing. Evening readings will be held on June 15-17 by conference presenters and are open to the general public at no charge.  


Advanced registration is required. For program and registration information, go to


Books as Art: Structure, Image, Text Workshops available in Fairbanks

Northwoods Book Arts Guild in partnership with The Folk School


The Northwoods Book Arts Guild has opened registration for the following workshops:

  • Traditional Bookbinding | June 7-8 with Linde Kienle
  • Pop-ups | June 10 with Linde Kienle
  • Spontaneous Mark Making | June 17 with Jacqueline Sullivan
  • Mixed Media Techniques for Book Artists | June 18 with Jacqueline Sullivan
  • Paste and Patina Papers | June 19 with Jacqueline Sullivan

Materials and Instructional fees vary by workshop. All workshops take place at The Folk School, 2365 Pruitt Lane in Fairbanks.  Register through The Folk School website.    


Plein Air Painting Workshop | Homer Council on the Arts

June 26-28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Plein Air Painting Workshop


"Capturing Light and Color in the Landscape" will be led by North Carolina artist Diane Pike. The workshop will focus on how sunlight affects the perception of color and how the many keys of light and shadow can be translated to canvas. Instruction will include composition selection, sketching the scene, laying in big shapes, keeping clean color, and basic brushwork tips.


 Details/Registration $260 HCOA Members; $280 General

Artist Talk: June 20, 6 p.m., Bunnell Street Arts Center.   

The Wrangell Mountains Center provides residential and walk-in experiential education programs that foster discovery through direct contact with diverse environments. Summer courses include:


Permaculture | June 13-15, with Cindee Karns

Natural History Field Sketching | June 20-22, with Kristin Link 

Sew Fun | June 28-30, with Maria Shell 

Songwriting Workshop | July 11-13, with Michell McAffee and Robin Child,

Family Music Camp | July 17-20, with Mary Schallert and Brian DeMarcus 

Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshop | July 22-28, with Tom Kizzia, Frank Soos,  

   and Nancy Cook 

The Photographic Landscape of the Wrangells | September 3-8, with David Shaw


Go to www.wrangells.org for complete course descriptions and contact information.


2014 STEAM Institute Registration Open:

Boreal House Art and Science Center Fairbanks STEAM Institute


A Botanical Immersion Through Multiple Lenses

Join this two-week immersion for teachers, artists, scientists, University students, and community members!


July 6th Orientation 6-8pm

July 7-11 and 14-18, 8:30am to 4:15pm



Outdoors:University of Alaska Fairbanks North Campus trails

Indoors: West Valley High School Fine Arts classrooms


Tuition: $500 all inclusive (tuition, special events, materials, fabulous lunches!) $50 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration. $450 balance due on June 1, 2014

Optional: $100 extra for 4 UA credits (595 level) (payment for credit at first day of institute)


For Information please contact: Karen Stomberg borealhouse@gmail.com (907) 590-2605

Find us on the web: http://borealhouse.org/


Native Arts Studies Program at the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan

Spring 2014


Course offerings in April: 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. Call  

907-225-5900 for more information.


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

Summer Passage Writing Workshop: Writing for Alaska's Assessments

Are you an Alaskan teacher, local author, or creative writing student?


Join us for one of our upcoming summer passage writing workshops June 23-27, 2014 and July 14-18, 2014. Learn from experienced writing instructors and gain valuable writing experience, while creating passages with authentic Alaskan voices and topics for the new assessments in grades 3-10, the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP).


Workshops are free but limited to 20 participants each. For more information, click here.


Summer Art Events in Homer

Piano Clinics with Carol Comfort: July 14-18  All levels, including adults. $250 for a warm-up class, 5 sessions and one free follow-up class. 907.399.7001. 


Pier One Youth Theatre Workshops. Ages 5 and older. 907.235.7333, or pieronetheatre.org


Circus Arts Extravaganza with Roustabout Circus

Ages 8 and older, July 8 - 11, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Grandest of All Yurts on Bear Creek Court. $200. Register by June 13. 907.399.4305 or roustaboutcircus.com.


Wild Shore Festival for New Music: July 5-9

Concerts and workshops in Homer and Seldovia with New York-based trio Concert Black and Los Angeles-based pianist Vicky Ray. More information: www.wildshore.org


Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Art and nature day programs at the Wynn Nature Center, S.P.I.T. kids on the Homer Spit and overnight camps for kids and teens. Information: 907.235.6667 or  www.akcoastalstudies.org.


Theatre in the Wild | Perseverance Theatre in Juneau
August 3-9

Registration is invited for Theatre in the Wild, an opportunity for high school aged students to spend a week in the woods, receive in-depth theatre training, participate in evening rehearsals on a production to be performed at the campsite and attend wilderness classes including fishing, kayaking and survival. Contact Shona Strauser at (907) 364-2421 ext. 232 for information and registration. Download the poster, here.

Alaska Society for Technology in Education Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 10th, 2014


The ASTE 2015 Conference (Februrary 21-24, 2015) is going to explore gaming, including from the student perspective. As always, proposals of all kinds are welcome. But we are particularly enthusiastic about receiving proposals that: 

  • feature some aspect of gaming
  • feature students, working with teachers, to present at the conference 

Check out the Presenter Guidelines and the Call for Presenters online at the ASTE Website. For questions contact: director@aste.com.   


Arts Education Partnership National Forum Registration Open 

Preparing Students for the Next America in and through the Arts | Pittsburgh | September 11-12  

The National Forum, AEP's signature event coinciding with National Arts in Education Week, is the one place where the country's top thinkers and change-agents in arts and education come together to explore arts-centered solutions to improve student learning both in school and out of school.

Explore and share how the arts - unlike any time in recent history - can lead the way as states transition to higher learning expectations for all students.

Be empowered to take action around the role of the arts in responding to - and informing - three major issues driving Pre-K - grade 12 education priorities and decision-making:

  • implementation of rigorous standards and assessments,
  • preparation and support of the educator workforce, and
  • innovations in the teaching and learning environment.

Registration Rates:

Now - Early-Bird Registration: $250
June 30 - General Registration: $275
August 25 - Late Registration: $300   

Click here for all registration policies.


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!


Registration: $275.

For information and registration, click here.


Adult classes   

June 17, 7 - 9 p.m. $45 (instruction and band jam).


Events open to the public

Open Mic with Camp Students and Staff: June 18, 6:30 p.m. At K-Bay Caffe

Staff Concert: June 19,  7 p.m. At HCOA. Camp students free, general $10.

Students' Closing Performance: June 20, 3:30 p.m. West Homer Elementary   


Alaska Dance Theatre Summer Session Classes for all ages - Summer 2014

June 9th - July 17th!    

View Summer Schedule 


Call or stop by the studio to register now!

Alaska Dance Theatre 550 E 33rd Avenue Anchorage AK 99503, 907-277-4591 http://alaskadancetheatre.org/ 


Studio Pulse Center for Dance 

Summer class schedule here: http://www.studiopulseak.com/#!dec-2013-schedule/c1utq

Call 677-8573 for more information, or stop by the studio at 2400 E. Tudor Road, #2422

Anchorage, AK 99503 studiopulseak@gmail.com


VSA's Yo Soy...Je Suis...I Am...My Neighborhood

Deadline: July 1, 2014   

What makes a neighborhood come alive? Unique buildings and homes? Parades and festivals? A fun park or playground? A wishing well, clubhouse, or barn? An inviting school or art center? A climbing tree, fishing pond, or bike path?


Who makes a neighborhood great?  Friends and relatives, a next-door neighbor, or a family down the street? Police officers and postmen? Family pets? A favorite crossing-guard, dedicated volunteer, or treasured librarian?


Teachers and parents can use this opportunity to encourage children with disabilities to illustrate the environments in which they live, learn, and play, and to explore the interconnectivity between themselves and their neighborhood's people and places.


Show us your neighborhood! Submit your artwork today!

For more information and to apply, visit the website.  




Call for Applications: Caldera Artists in Residence Program

Application Deadline: June 15, 2014


Every winter from January through March, creative individuals and collaborative groups are awarded the gift of time and space at our beautiful Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon, for monthlong residencies.


Residencies are open to national and international artists in any discipline, as well as creative thinkers in engineering, design and the sciences, who have emerged and established themselves beyond university training.


To apply go to: www.CalderaArts.org. Contact Artist in Residence Director Elizabeth Quinn at Elizabeth.Quinn@CalderaArts.org with questions.


The Venice Printmaking Studio is now accepting applications to work in Murano, Italy.

To apply, please submit the following materials to info@veniceprintmaking.it

  • 10 jpeg images of your art
  • CV or resume  

Upon notification of acceptance, a 50% non-refundable deposit will be due within 30 days. The remaining 50% fee will be due no later than 1 month prior to the start of your residency in Venice. The deadline for the completion of all work for the Venice Art Project is February 1, 2015.


Email application materials to: info@veniceprintmaking.it , Gianfranco Gorini, Director Venice Printmaking Studio, Tel. 041 865 2004 


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


Grants and Funding

Digital Projects for the Public

National Endowment for the Humanities

Deadline: June 11, 2014 for projects beginning January 2015.

Grant Amount: up to $100,000 over three years  


NEH's Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring humanities ideas alive for people of all ages and all walks of life. The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public's engagement with humanities ideas. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history.


Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that are largely created for digital platforms. While these projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, you should apply to this program primarily to create digital projects or the digital components of a larger project. NEH is a national funding agency, so these projects should demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. Projects can have specific targeted audiences (including K-12 students), but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive audience.


Visit the NEH website at http://www.neh.gov/. Click here for the Program Guidelines and Applications.

2015 Cultural Capital Grant Call for Applications

Deadline: September 1, 2014

Grant amount: $5,000


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 in teaching and sharing their ancestral knowledge and practices with others who want to learn.


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

First Peoples Fund is interested in Cultural Capital projects that will Impact the next generation through reciprocity and community spirit. Examples of this are:

  • Passing on knowledge - as mentors and leaders
  • Documentation for the next seven generations to access this knowledge
  • Artists as Cultural Resource 

Click here for the application 


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


The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts is hiring a full-time Event Manager. The position announcement, job description and application can be found here. http://www.myalaskacenter.com/about/organization_staffemployment.php.  


Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W. 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501, 907-263-2900 Email: mailto: fdesk@alaskapac.org Website:  myalaskacenter.com ACPA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


The Ahtna Cultural Center in Glenallen is currently advertising for a Director. The job description is attached. For more information, you can contact Liana Charley-John at the Ahtna Heritage Foundation. (907) 822-5778. Click here for a full job description.  

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)

Do you have a notice for the Communique?
If you have an article, short notice, call for art or request for proposal that you would like us to consider including in our next newsletter, contact Keren Lowell  at keren.lowell@alaska.gov.

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


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