Montana Arts Council

Participation-Building in Rural America Art Studies

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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