Douglas Taylor is an artist from Hamilton, MT. He is a printmaker and mixed media artist. In the survey I did this winter mixed media was most requested. Douglas is going to present how to teach mixed media to elementary, middle, and high school students by thinking outside the box and creating mixed media items that can then be applied to a final work. This will be a great retreat for elementary, middle, and high school teachers! I encourage you to go to his website and read about him and his work. Here is a link to his website [douglasetaylor.net].
This is my favorite mixed media work of his!
Please open the survey and let me know what date would work best for you. The date with the highest number will be our date. I know it is hard to find the perfect date but I hope we can get at least 10 people to come (we can have up to 100 participants. That would be amazing)
We will be at the Holter Museum in Helena, MT
Please consider coming and bringing a friend and getting an AIRB&B which is very reasonable in Helena. If you are coming alone and would like to share an AIRB&B with someone let me know and we can get you matched up with someone.
Please have the survey filled out by Friday, Feb. 23rd at 10 am. I have to call the Holter with our dates that morning.
SURVEY Please select the date [docs.google.com]
Prices will remain the same
- $150 for member
- $175 for non-members
Thank you to Laura Elliott and the MAI committee for getting MAI planned. Here is the registration for students, chaperones, and permission slips. Links are below and information can be accessed on our website [maeamt.org]. Hope to see you all in Missoula.
Mrs. Autumn Elliot
MAEA President [maeamt.org], 2021
Bring the arts to your community or school with an AISC grant!
New year, new opportunities! For more than 50 years, MAC has supported arts learning projects through its annual Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) grant program. Newly updated AISC opportunities are now open for the coming year, and we're excited to partner with both arts and non-art organizations to increase access to lifelong learning opportunities for every Montanan.
In 2024 we will again accept applications through two separate processes, AISC Experiences and AISC Residencies, both of which serve the needs of learners of every age and ability, across disciplines and distances. Contact Monica Grable, Arts Education Director, to discuss your project and have your questions answered ahead of the upcoming springtime AISC deadlines. Reach her at Monica.Grable@mt.gov or (406) 444-6522.
To learn more about AISC grants, deadlines, and other details, visit https://art.mt.gov/aisc
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is celebrating its 21st year this upcoming February and we're excited to continue bringing our festival films to young people across Montana. Among our many youth education programs is our much-anticipated Filmmakers in the Schools program, where we bring attending filmmakers of the festival into classrooms in-person and online, connecting students with stories from across the globe and encouraging media literacy at all ages. Though our film selections don’t come together until December and January, we start early to gauge school and teacher interest in participation in February. The in-person and virtual Filmmakers in the Schools program will run from Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23, 2024. We serve upwards of 20 schools with in-person filmmaker visits in classrooms and have limited capacity with those who can participate, so the sooner you register your interest in participating, the more likely we are to incorporate your classroom/school into our in-person schedule. We also offer a virtual program throughout that main week of the festival, and encourage schools from around the state to take advantage of this opportunity—all of which is free of charge to our educators! Register your interest in the 2024 Filmmakers in the Schools program today:
Curious about the Film Club? Please view our full line-up on our website
Check it out and see if you could combine standards to meet those goals!
MEMBERSHIP MATTERS Together we are stronger! To find out the benefits of NAEA membership. Volunteers run our local organization and your membership lets us know you appreciate all we do for you. We serve you on the state and national level. We organize the fall conference, spring retreat, and MAI as well as serve as a medium of communication with interested parties across our state and nation. We do our best to keep you informed and connected. If there is a way, we could better serve you, please let us know. If you appreciate what we do, please make sure you have a current membership in place. You matter. We matter. Art matters.
Start the new year with a grant!
See these opportunities below.
A roundup of grant opportunities collected by the Montana Arts Council.
ArtsHERE invests in organizations who've demonstrated a commitment to equity within their practices and programming and undertaken consistent engagement with underserved groups/communities.
ArtsHERE welcomes applications from organizations that are diverse in terms of geography, scale of operations, and focus of arts programming; as well as organizations that work at the intersection of the arts and other domains, such as community development, health/well-being, climate/environment, or economic development.
Deadline to submit statements of interest is January 19, 2024. Click here to learn more.
The Missoula Art Museum invites Indigenous and descendant artists to participate in a juried exhibition focused on bringing awareness to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relative crisis in Montana. The exhibition welcomes a variety of Indigenous voices, including artists residing in communities across the state with any Tribal affiliations. It is only open to artists who are Indigenous or who identify as descendants but does not require proof of enrollment status or blood quantum. MAM asks the public to please share this call for art widely.
The submission deadline is Jan. 5, 2024 (11:59pm Mountain Time); artists will be notified of jury results Feb. 29, 2024. Visit https://mam.submittable.com/submit to submit your application.
National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects
Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) provides expansive funding opportunities to strengthen the nation’s arts and cultural ecosystem. Grants are available for arts projects in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. Each discipline has identified the types of projects that are of greatest interest within this program as well as the characteristics of competitive applications.
Applicants may request cost share/matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.
Designated local arts agencies eligible to subgrant may request from $30,000 to $150,000 for subgranting programs in the Local Arts Agencies discipline.
Click here to apply.
Open AIR Call for Artists!
Open AIR is pleased to announce that its Call for Artist applications is now open! Open AIR is a place-based Artist-in-Residence program that connects artists from all disciplines and origins with 13 culturally, historically, and ecologically significant locations through collaborative partnerships in Montana.
Visit Open AIR's website for more information: www.openairmt.org/info [openairmt.org]. The application deadline is January 11, 2024.