Montana Arts Council

Press Releases

Montana Arts Council Announces CARES Funding Awards

December 15, 2020

For many musicians, writers, performing and visual artists, lost income has become a fact of life during the coronavirus pandemic. But some good news has arrived, in the form of CARES funding to support creative professionals. The Montana Arts Council (MAC) has announced a total of $718,804 to be awarded in the first rounds of Montana’s CARES Individuals and CARES Recovery programs.

Montana Arts Council Seeks Communications Specialist

June 22, 2020

MAC is looking for a team-oriented, hard-working, and fun-loving individual with an aptitude for learning new skills who will thrive in a small office environment. MAC is a dynamic agency where all members work strategically to address issues of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.

The Communications Specialist will:
Design and implement a communication plan.
Oversee content development and production of the State of the Arts newspaper.
Manage MAC's website and social media presence.
Develop concepts and create designs that improve understanding and build connections.

To apply for this position, submit a resume and cover letter through the State of Montana Careers site. The position is posted until filled with the first review of applications occurring on July 10, 2020 and the first round of interviews occurring on July 23, 24 and 28.

Montana CARES Act Funding for the Creative Sector

June 12, 2020

The Montana Arts Council (MAC) announces the availability of emergency funding to offset economic losses due to COVID-19. MAC will award funds to nonprofit organizations, artists, and cultural workers in Montana. The funds come through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.


Montana Arts Council Announces New Executive Director

June 16, 2017

"The Montana Arts Council (MAC) is excited to announce Tatiana Gant as its new executive director."



Study finds Montanans are artsier than average

September 4, 2016

"The new research is the first deep look at state-by-state data on how U.S. adults engage in the arts, said Sunil Iyengar, NEA director of research and analysis."



Eight Montana Artists Win the Montana Arts Council's 2015 Artist's Innovation Award

December 18, 2015

The Montana Arts Council is pleased to announce eight  Montana artists as winners of the 2015 Artist’s Innovation Award. The winners are: sculptor Louis Habeck of Billings; fiber-artist Maggy Rozycki Hiltner of Red Lodge; ceramicist Steven Lee of Helena; performer Jack Gladstone and sculptor Kate Hunt from Kalispell; and poet Heather Cahoon, writer Deidre McNamer and performer Jeremy Sher from Missoula.



Governor Steve Bullock appointed Michael Earl Craig as Montana’s next Poet Laureate

October 23, 2015

The Montana Poet Laureate is a two-year honorary position created by the state legislature in 2005 and administered by the Montana Arts Council.



Five distinguished Montana artists and arts organizations selected for the 2015 Governor Arts Awards

April 21, 2015

The Governor's Arts Award honors outstanding citizens and organizations in Montana whose achievements in the arts, or on behalf of the arts, benefit all Montanans. Artists Lela Autio and Theodore Waddell, author Debra Magpie Earling, Great Falls Symphony conductor and music director Gordon Johnson, and the Missoula Art Museum are this year’s honorees.

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