Art+Ag centerpieces designed and sponsored by White Oak Cone Denim Co. 
photo: L. Saunders McNeil

November 2014 ASCA News 

In This Issue
A Note from Shannon
Ag + Art
ASCA Notices
Calls for Art and Requests for Proposals
Grants and Funding
Education and Youth
Contact Us
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links
Looking for Work in the Arts?
Look no further--these sites include listings of available positions and calls for artists in all areas - museums, performing arts and galleries.
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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
A Note from Shannon

The busy fall season is upon us, and ASCA is hard at work on a number of great projects for which we are seeking your input and support. Without further ado, I'll jump right to it!


Connecting Alaska's Youth with Cultural Heritage

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is developing a new program and we need your input! The program, which is funded by the Rasmuson Foundation, will provide support for projects that connect young people with their cultural heritage. The strategic goals of the program are to:

* Strengthen Alaska youth's cultural knowledge and self-awareness
* Engage citizens around cultural heritage
* Bridge culture and communities
* Create greater cross-cultural understanding and empathy


We have contracted with Partnow Consulting, who is leading the planning process for this new program. We have created a brief survey to identify the existing assets-and gaps-around the state. We want to hear from you about what is needed in your community and what is working. The survey should take around five minutes to complete: Also, if you are interested in keeping up-to-date on the program's development, please visit and like the Facebook page:


Vote for Music!

Thought election season was over?  There is still one important campaign to cast your vote in!


Anchorage has been selected as a semifinalist in the Levitt AMP Music Grant Awards. This brand new nationwide contest will give the top 10 chosen cities up to 25K each to produce an outdoor, free concert series in 2015. Your votes are a major factor in deciding which cities make the top 10, so we need YOUR help!


ASCA is partnering with the Anchorage Downtown Partnership on the proposal. If funded, this project will kick-start ASCA's focus on supporting and developing Alaska's music sector. There will be many ways for Alaska musicians to be involved in the concert series and we plan to use this opportunity to leverage connections with musicians in other states, as well!


The deadline for voting is November 30th. Vote at: and please share this link with your networks.

Ag + Art
Elsewhere Museum and Artist Residency's sign encapsulates the national Art+Ag Movement
photo: L. Saunders McNeill


What if you could connect two seemingly unrelated professional groups and by doing so elevate and stabilize their economic, social, and creative status? What if that catalyst effort also simultaneously improved the quality of life for all citizens within Alaska? This is exactly what individuals, grassroots groups, organizations, and agencies are doing across the nation - conjoining art and agriculture to diversify regional income streams, galvanize new and beneficial partnerships and enable positive and sustained change within communities of all sizes.


ASCA staff recently attended Cross-Currents: Art+Agriculture Powering Rural Economies, a conference organized by Art-Force and the  National Rural Assembly. The convening gathered "artists-artisans-designers, rural leaders and advocates, elected and agency representatives, CSAs and CDCs, food producers and distributors, policy researchers and scholars, entrepreneurs and small business owners for three days of dialogue, workshops, and exploration of how partnerships between the creative arts and agriculture can produce innovative strategies for economic redevelopment and well-being in rural and economically distressed communities." The Art+AG conference embodied the driving principal that communities, cities, and our nation's citizenry are stronger and more resilient through diversity and interdisciplinary collaboration. In sum, the gathering was spectacular.

Art+Ag attendees swap ideas in front of the conference Crop-Rotation Idea Wall photo: L. Saunders McNeill

Many programs highlighted at the convening will resonate with Alaskan's interested in building dynamic Art+Ag partnerships. For example, Springboard for the Arts has successfully morphed the traditional Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model that enables "consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farmers" into "a similar endeavor to support local art, artists, and collectors" called Community Supported Art. Springboard has made the program, now in its fifth year, replicable for other communities with a CSA toolkit  Alaskan artists and agriculture practitioners might further expand on this concept by combining their efforts to provide a growing clientele with a locally produced weekly subscription of both fresh food and original juried artwork. 





We Learned more about Art of the Rural, a collaborative organization that "elevates the rural arts field by facilitating rural-urban dialogue and cross-sector exchange." Their mission to "help build the field of the rural arts, create new narratives on rural culture and community, and contribute to the emerging rural arts and culture movement" has great parity with ASCA's goal to serve all Alaskans.


Look for more national Art+Ag initiatives in upcoming newsletters. We'll highlight examples that will especially resonate with Alaskans and ignite our imagination around the unique potential for Art+Ag collaboration in our state. 


 Northern Placemaking is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. Click here to find out about the creative placemaking projects happening in and around Anchorage in the coming months.

Creative Placemaking places artists and art at the center of economic development planning, execution and activity in which partners from public, private, nonprofit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of Anchorage around arts and cultural activities including local fairs and festivals. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates parks, structures, and street scapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to educate, celebrate, inspire, and be inspired. Alaska's creative placemaking projects highlight Alaska's unique northern environment and work to be productive incubators for artistic innovation over time.

Rasmuson Foundation Artist in Residence

Rasmuson Foundation announced the selection of four artists from Alaska who will each spend eight weeks in residence at acclaimed Lower 48 arts organizations as part of the 2015 Artist Residency Program.


Alaska artists selected for the program are writer Ernestine Hayes, visual artist/painter Linda Lyons, visual artist/art therapist Mary Matthews, and media artist/filmmaker Michael Walsh.Read more about the resident artists, the partner organizations and the Rasmuson Artist Residency program here.


Alaska Quarterly Review

We're excited about Alaska Quarterly Review's new 2014 Fall and Winter issue Vol. 31 (edited by Ronald Spatz) and this review of it in the New York Review of Books (posted on October 13). Michael Dirda, a weekly book columnist for The Washington Post, calls AQR one of the nation's best, and most imaginative, literary magazines.


ASCA 2nd Quarter Grants

The Alaska State Council on the Arts awarded $57930 in grants to Alaska artists and arts organizations in its second funding quarter of the year.


Career Opportunity Grants - $4,180

Kathryn Russo (Ketchikan) $576

Joan Kane (Anchorage) $664

James Riordan (Anchorage) $1,000

Kathleen Light (Ketchikan) $980

Hanna Craig (Anchorage) $960


Community Arts Development Grants - $31,250

Anchorage Park Foundation for Light Brigade (Anchorage) $4,000

Anchorage Park Foundation for Pied Piper (Anchorage) $4,000

Girdwood Art Institute for Sows Ear (Girdwood) $3,000

Momentum Dance Collective (Anchorage) $4,500

Opera Fairbanks (Fairbanks) $1,250

Pier One Theatre, Inc. (Homer) $4,500

Sitka School District for Sitka Jazz Festival (Sitka) $4,000

Valdez Museum and Historical Archive (Valdez) $3,000

Young Emerging Artists, Inc. (Anchorage) $3,000


New Visions - $22,500

Sitka School District (Sitka) $10,000

Copper River School District (Glenallen, Kenny Lake, Slana) $2,500

Kodiak Island Borough School District (Akhiok, Chiniak, Karluk, Kodiak, Larsen Bay,  

Old Harbor, Ouizinkie, Port Lions) $2,500

Bering Strait School District (Brevig Mission, Little Diomede, Elim, Gambell, Golovin,

Koyuk, Savoonga, Shaktoolik, Shishmaref, St. Michael, Stebbins, Teller, Unalakleet,

Wales, White Mountain) $2,500


ASCA is funded by the Alaska State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, with support for arts education grants from the Rasmuson Foundation. All grant funding is contingent on the State of Alaska's appropriation.

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.  


Rasmuson Foundation Cultural Collaborations Project Grants for FY15 | Round II Deadline - December 1, 2014 | Visit for information or contact Laura Forbes  


ASCA Quarterly Grants for FY15 | 3rd Quarter Deadline - December 1, 2014 | Community Arts Development, Workshop, Career Opportunity, Walker Arts, and Master Artist and Apprentice Grants  

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


Artist in Schools Grant Panel Teleconference  - December 5, 2014  


ASCA 3rd Quarter Teleconference - December 19, noon - 1:30 PM


2015 Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities - January 29, 2015, Juneau AK


Calls for Artists and Requests for Proposals

Art-Off-Site sponsored by Blue Holloman Gallery, Anchorage AK (pdf)

Deadline: November 15, 2014, 5:00 pm


Art-Off-Site is open to all professional artists - emerging, mature, as well as group exhibitions. All media must be original; not created under instruction; and able to hang by the parameters for each venue as listed below. Artist(s) must not have had a solo show at Fire Island Bake Shop or Snow City Cafe six months prior to scheduling an ART-OFF-SITE exhibit through blue.hollomon gallery. Artists must wait a year after exhibiting in one of these venues before reapplying.


Application requirements:

This completed application

Artist biography or resume

CD or attachment with up to 10 images of past or current work

Image list - include the title of your work, approximate sizes, pricesand year completed.


Email applications to  with the subject line ART-OFF-SITE PROPOSAL 2015

Mail or deliver application to blue.hollomon gallery, 3555 Arctic Blvd, C-5, Anchorage, AK 99503


Polar Lab: Arctic Comfort Design Competition

Deadline: December 1, 2014


Proposals will be reviewed by the Polar Lab Creative Team and designers will be notified of their inclusion by January 31, 2015. Recipient of Arctic Comfort Award will receive a cash award of $1000. Criteria for judging includes degree of innovation, aesthetic quality, functionality and usefulness, emotional content, and impact. Works will be on exhibit at the Museum from  

May 1-31, 2015.


How to Enter

Proposals must include a sketch, description of the object or installation, description of how the public will interact, proposed location for the work, description of durability (relative to indoor/outdoor and public interaction). All proposals must be digital. The Museum may contribute up to $500 for supplies/realization of design ideas, but a proposal of these costs must be detailed in the proposal. For a complete description of the call, click here.  

Email proposals to


Dave Bown Projects - 9th Semiannual Competition

Deadline: December 6, 2014


Prizes: $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD).Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.

For the prospectus, go to 


Jurors: Steven Matijcio, Curator, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Dominic Molon, Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum; Marina Pacini, Chief Curator and Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.


For questions about the Dave Bown Projects, call 1-917-365-5265, or email 


Bethel Public Art Call

Budget: $150,000

Deadline for Entries: Received by December 19, 2014 9:59 pm Alaska Time.


The Alaska State Council on the Arts on behalf of the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is requesting qualifications from artists for interior artwork to be commissioned for the new Bethel Youth Facility (BYF) in Bethel, Alaska.


This RFQ is open to all professional visual artists residing in the United States. Applications will be accepted online only through CaFÉ at


Alaska artists in the Bethel region are encouraged to apply. Alaska artists not already registered on may request assistance from the Alaska State Council on the Arts 1-888-278-7424 or 907-269-6601. Artists must have photos of their work to apply.


The City of Cordova | Request for Proposals

Budget: $50,000

Deadline for Proposals: December 30, 2014, 4:30 pm

Notification By: January 15, 2015


The City of Cordova is requesting proposals for art work to be installed in the Cordova Center for the purpose of recognizing project donors. This multi-use facility is currently under construction, with completion anticipated during the summer of 2015. Click  here for complete RFP.


Artists interested in being considered for selection shall submit a letter of interest with the following information:

  • Letter of interest and rough sketch. This may be in any medium of the artist's determination which best illustrates the project intention. Maximum size for submitted material shall be 8.5" x 14" to facilitate committee review.
  • Professional resume, three references and digital images of previous work (up to 10 under 2 MB each). Image sheet must state: Title of work, media, and year created.
  • An estimated cost for this type of project and/or a budget range.

For more information, contact Cathy Sherman, Project Leader, 907-424-6665,  


Applications Open for American Music Abroad: Promoting Cultural Diplomacy Through Music

Deadline: January 9, 2015


American Music Abroad (AMA)'s application round for the 2014-15 season in now open! Bands and ensembles are encouraged to apply at  The deadline for applications is January 9, 2015.


American Music Abroad is designed to communicate America's rich musical contributions and diverse culture to the global music scene. Each year, approximately ten ensembles are selected to embark on month-long, multi-country tours, where they will engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews. 


Ensembles from any characteristically American musical genres, including, but not limited to Blues, Bluegrass, Cajun, Country, Folk, Latin, Native American, Gospel, Hip Hop/Urban, Indie Rock, Jazz, Punk, R&B and Zydeco are welcome to apply. Ensembles will be selected for artistic quality, a strong education and interactive component, and a dedication to cultural engagement.


Previous American Music Abroad ensembles have reached audiences in more than 75 countries who had little or no access to live American music. To learn more about AMA visit


Call for Submission: "Fusion" National Juried Exhibition 2015

Deadline: February 22nd, 2015

Exhibition Dates: May 2, 2015 -June 20, 2015

Categories: sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book


Click here for complete prospectus. Go to ARC's website for more information:

Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103 


Grants and Funding

NEH Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Grants  

Deadline: December 3, 2014


The National Endowment for the Humanities invites applications from nonprofit museums, libraries, archives, and educational institutions in the United States to the Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program. This grant program supports planning and implementation of sustainable preventive conservation projects that pragmatically balance preservation goals, cost, and environmental impact. All projects should be designed to be as cost effective, energy efficient, and environmentally sensitive as possible.


Guidelines, FAQs, and sample narratives from successful applications available at:

The National Endowment for the Our Town grant application and Exploring Our Town online resource is now available

Deadline: December 15, 2014


Art works to support creative, economically-competitive, healthy, resilient, and opportunity-rich communities. Excellent art is an essential part of building a strong community, as important as land-use, transportation, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety.  Artists and community development practitioners across our nation --sometimes one and the same, sometimes working together -- are striving to make places more livable with enhanced quality of life, increased creative activity, a distinct sense of place, and vibrant local economies that together capitalize on their existing assets. The NEA defines these efforts as Creative Placemaking.


Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking projects that contribute towards the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Our Town prioritizes partnerships between arts organizations and government, private, and nonprofit organizations to achieve livability goals for communities.


Our Town offers support for projects in two areas:

  • Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects that represent the distinct character and quality of their communities
  • Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking

Through Our Town projects, the NEA intends to achieve the following outcome: Livability: American communities are strengthened through the arts. Go to our new  Exploring Our Town online resource, which includes case studies of more than 60 Our Town grants with an insights section of lessons learned.


The next deadline for Our Town applications is December 15th, 2014.  Visit the website for complete information and application.  


Education and Youth  

Classics for Kids Foundation - Stringed Instrument Grants

Deadline: Quarterly


Studies show that kids who play a stringed instrument:

  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Enjoy more parental involvement at school
  • Develop better self-discipline

Despite this, school music programs, especially strings programs, remain vulnerable to budget cuts. Classics for Kids Foundation aims to bridge the funding gap and enhance school music programs by providing matching grants for beautiful new stringed instruments.

Quality Stringed Instruments

CFKF provides grants for high quality instruments because of these attributes:

  • They're easier to tune and play
  • They contribute to a better and more effective classroom
  • They're tonally superior
  • Better durability and longevity
  • They inspire kids to practice and stay involved with their program

Visit the website for more details about the kinds of instruments we offer support toward the purchase of, visit Quality Stringed Instruments 


NEA Interagecency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development to host live webinar

Topic: Arts Education helps bilingual students thrive

November 18, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST


America's public schools instruct more than four million students who are English language learners. How can dance and theater arts education help these 'emerging bilinguals' learn English and flourish in school? Find out at the latest webinar from the NEA Task Force on the Arts and Human Development. 


Carol Morgan, Deputy Director for Education at ArtsConnection and Jennifer Stengel-Mohr of Queens College, New York will discuss findings from their research on the ArtsConnection's DELLTA program (Developing English Language Literacy through the Arts), which reaches English Language Learners and their teachers in 15 New York City public schools. This work was developed with the support from the U.S. Department of Education's grant programs Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination and Professional Development for Arts Educators. 


The webinar takes place on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET. It is free and open to the public. Please register in advance. Media may RSVP to Sally Gifford, NEA Public Affairs Specialist at An archive of the webinar will be available at .


2015 National Artist Teacher Fellowship

Deadline: November 19, 2014 for letters of intent


The NATF program provides grants of up to $5,500 to enable selected arts teachers from all disciplines to rejuvenate their own art-making. A complementary grant of $1,500 is awarded to each Fellow's school to support post-fellowship activities in the classroom.


Eligibility for NATF:

Schools must:

Be a public arts high school, magnet school, or charter school with the primary mission of fostering the development of artistic talent; or a Title 1 middle or high school with a sequential arts program.

Offer sequential arts courses as a requirement for graduation

Employ artists as teachers


Arts Teachers must:

Be permanently assigned full or part-time faculty (teaching a minimum of 6 hrs/week in an arts discipline)

Be minimally in their fifth year of teaching arts at the high school or middle school level (middle school educators must be from a Title 1 schools)


Previous NATF and Surdna Fellows (Rounds 1-14) are ineligible to apply for 2015 NATF program. 

For complete program information, please visit our website: 


Letters About Literature

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress 22nd Annual Writing Contest for Young Readers


Theme: How did an author's work change your view of the world or of yourself?

One national award of $1000 for each level

One national honor award of $200 for each level


December 15, 2014 - Level 3 (Grades 9-12)

January 15, 2015 - Level 2 (Grades 7-8)

January 15, 2015 - Level 1 (Grades 1-6)


Click here for detailed information and entry form. Mail entries with entry form to:  

Letters About Literature Competition

Level _______ (indicate level 1, 2 or 3)

P.O. Box 5308

Woodbridge, VA 22194


2015 Alaska Teen Video Challenge
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) launches the 2015 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer readingprogram. CSLP is a consortium consisting of public libraries and state library agencies throughout the United States, its territories, and the Cayman Islands. The members of this consortium work together to provide high-quality summer reading materials for public libraries to use in their summer programs with children, teens, and adults.

Teens across the country are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their unique interpretation of the 2015 teen slogan Unmask in combination with reading and libraries. The idea is to involve teens insummer reading, before and during the summer months, by being part of the process. This is anopportunity for teens to showcase their creativity and have their ideas heard before a national audience.

$150 will be awarded to the creators of the winning state video and their associated public library will receive prizes worth at least $50 from CSLP and Demco/Upstart. Winners will be announced by CSLP in April 2015. For full details about the Alaska 2015 Teen Video Challenge, please visit

NAEA Lesson Design Challenge

NAEA invites art educators to share their outstanding art education lesson designs through the NAEA's Lesson Design Challenge Pinterest Board.   


Here's how you can participate in the NAEA Lesson Design Challenge:
* Sign up by completing a quick
* Download a Lesson Design Challenge Template: Choose
8.5 x 11 or GO BIG with 11 x 17.
* Complete the template as creatively as possible: Draw, collage, digitize it...The sky's the limit!
* Take a photograph of your completed template and save the image as a .jpg, .png, or a .gif with the following information in the title: firstname_lastname_school.jpg.
* Pin it on the NAEA Lesson Design Challenge
Pinterest Board.

Lesson Design Challenge Templates pinned to the NAEA Lesson Design Challenge Board become eligible for peer review and possible inclusion in the curated NAEA Instructional Resources Gallery.


The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards

The Kennedy Center is accepting nominations for the 2015 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards. With over $500,000 in awards available, this series of annual $10,000 grants recognizes inspiring teachers, kindergarten through college, across the United States.

For more information about nominating a teacher, and the program,  visit the website.

The Educational Theatre Association is seeking proposals for three upcoming national events: Junior Thespian Festival 2015, Thespian Festival 2015, and EdTA National Conference 2015. EdTA strives to create balanced events by offering a variety of workshop topics within the discipline of theatre.

All proposals must support EdTA's mission of shaping lives through theatre education. Why submit a proposal?
  • Receive a one year complimentary EdTA professional membership 
  • Receive a complimentary registration to the event at which you present
  • Share the transformative experience of theatre with others
  • Increase your experience and exposure as a teaching artist on the national level
  • Network and gain connections
  • Most teaching artists at EdTA events are eligible for a presenter's stipend

For more information and to submit proposals visit the website


2015 Artist-in-Residence Program at Glacier National Park

Application deadline: January 31, 2015


The program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park's inspiring landscape. The program seeks professional artists whose work is related to the park's interpretative themes and supports the mission of the National Park Service.

The program provides an artist with uninterrupted time to pursue their work and the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach programs.   Park housing is provided for a four-week session during the summer or fall season. 

The artist is required to present several public programs during their residency.  The programs must be related to their experience as the artist-in-residence and can be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances. Digital images of selected work produced as a part of the residency may be used in park publications, websites and presentations for education and outreach.

Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at For more information contact the artist-in-residence coordinator Jessica Kusky, Volunteer Program Coordinator, Glacier National Park, P.O. Box 128, West Glacier, MT 59936 1-406-888-7851, 


Employment and Internships 

The Municipality of Anchorage

Curator of Public Art (Senior Administrative Officer) Job #2014-01207

Closing date: 11/14/14


Plan, develop, and oversee the implementation of complex public art projects. Sole responsibility for the implementation, inventory, record keeping, maintenance, and care of all projects. Act as a liaison with other city, state, and federal departments, the Anchorage School District, and the community in project development. Develop strategic plans and timelines working with citizen advisory committees. Manage all aspects of major public art projects, prepare and manage project budgets, develop criteria for artist selection and approval process. Prepare projects through an approval process as stipulated by code; prepare contracts, manage budget, and monitor program. At the conclusion of the project, report and inventory artwork completing final processing of payments and accession. Maintain all collection records and documentation; responsibilities include inventory, maintenance, and conservation of completed projects in the city.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Business / Public  Administration or related field and four (4) years of professional level administration experience, two (2) years of which must include related experience in the coordination, planning and implementation of projects or programs. Must possess a valid State of Alaska Driver's License by the time of hire.

Apply online at: or 632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 605, Anchorage, AK 99501


Huna Heritage Foundation

Executive Director, Full-time

Status: Exempt, salary

Location: Hoonah or Juneau, AK


To apply: Qualified applicants may send their cover letter and resume to: The first round of cover letters and resumes

will be reviewed on November 14, 2014; however, the position will remain open until the

position is filled. For a complete job description, click here.


To learn more about Huna Heritage Foundation please visit our website:

The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Community Outreach Manager
Under the general direction of the Director of Education and Interpretation the Community Outreach position is responsible for the integration of innovative pathways increasing visitor knowledge by leveraging museum resources through a multidisciplinary, multicultural approach to community engagement.   


Chief Financial Officer

This position has the primary responsibility to establish and direct the day-to-day financial operations, and related programs and services of the organization, as well as the operational activities associated with museum expansion. This position also assists the Museum Director/CEO in the development and implementation of the organization's mission, vision, strategic plans and goals.


For complete job descriptions and application, go to
Contact Us

ASCA Staff
Shannon Daut, Executive Director
(907) 269-6607  

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

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

Laura Forbes, Arts in Education Program Director
(907) 269-6682 

Janelle Matz, Alaska Contemporary Art Bank Manager
(907) 269-6604
Gina Signe Brown, Administrative Manager
(907) 269-6608  

Keren Lowell, Office Assistant
(907) 269-6610 

ASCA Council Members

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:  


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