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"State of the Arts" is a service of the Montana Arts Council designed to provide timely information about the arts in Montana to artists and organizations.


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State of the Arts is provided free of charge when mailed to a Montana address. Out-of-state residents must send an annual $15 subscription fee.







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The Montana Arts Council has several eNews bulletins it sends out bi-weekly for:


Literature, Performing, Visual and Media Artists

Public Art

Arts Organizations

Arts Educators


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Art of Leadership red book
Building Arts Participation yellow book
Fund Raising Ideas that Work green book
Building Arts Participation The Montana Story blue book


The Art of Leadership ePublication

This publication offers excellent information on participation and governance for Montana arts organizations, both rural and urban.


Building Arts Participation in Rural America: Success Stories (2007)

Learning from Montana Arts Organizations

These publications, written by Louise K. Stevens, chronicle audience development strategies undertaken by seven Montana arts organizations while participating in a major audience development initiative of the Montana Arts Council. The initiative was funded by the Wallace Foundation and these publications serve as a model for arts organizations all across rural America.


Fund Raising Ideas That Work in Rural America (2006)

Compiled by John Barsness of Montana Arts for the Montana Arts Council, this publication offers a snapshot of more than seventy successful special events, annual fund drives, membership drives, capital campaigns and sponsorships mounted by arts organizations all across the country.


Building Arts Participation in Rural America: The Montana Story (2004)

Year One: Learning to increase Participation and the Return on Investment.




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