Five distinguished Montana artists and arts organizations selected
for the 2015 Governor Arts Awards.
Click here for more information.
Applications are now being accepted for the Artist’s Innovation Awards. The deadline is October 1. Click here for more information.
The Montana Artrepreneur Program (MAP) is proud to be exhibiting a juried show featuring signature work by MAP and MCAM artists. The show has been professionally juried by artist, Bonnie Zahn Griffith, and hosts 80 pieces of artwork; two-dimensional and three-dimensional, fine and functional, traditional and contemporary, realistic and abstract. 47 artists have been selected crisscrossing Montana from Kalispell to Glendive, Saco to Stevensville. Take a drive to Miles City and check it out! Click here for more information.
The Montana Arts Council recruited Trudel | MacPherson to conduct two webinars covering trends and best practices in digital communications and social media, specifically designed for and with Montana arts organizations.
The topic is maximizing social media effectiveness by focusing on key platforms and free web analytics tools to track conversations from online to real-world connections.
The first webinar: Casting A Wider Social Net! Strategies for Consistent Effective Digital Communications took place May 6, 2015. It is available here.
The second webinar: So Was It Worth It? Strategies for Sharpening Measurement of Digital Communications to Inform Organization Priorities took place June 17, 2015.
It is available here.
National Endowment for the Arts Performing Arts Director Douglas Sonntag offered his “state-of-the-state” national perspective on performing arts at January’s Montana Performing Arts Consortium (MPAC) annual conference.
Here is the transcript of his keynote address.
Important New Research Available on Economic Impacts of Artists
Researcher and evaluator Surale Phillips has just completed an in-depth study on economic impacts of artists participating in MAC’s Montana Artrepreneur Program during the years 2010-2013. Read all about it in the
Executive Summary or in the Detailed Report with Supporting Data.
MAC's 2014-2018 Operating Framework:
The Montana Arts Council’s new framework, developed with input from over 3,500 Montanans, can be found here.