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Arts Action Center
Nominations for MCA’s Board Now Open
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts is soliciting nominations for its Board of Trustees. Terms begin November, 2011 and will last for two years. Half of MCA’s 36 board members must come from the Twin Cities metro area, and half from Greater Minnesota. Interested? Fill out the form below and return it by October 7, 2011 by email, fax, or by snail mail to the above address. There are approximately five board openings each year, and MCA’s bylaws ensure that board representation comes from all over the state.
MCA seeks board members who:
- Have a willingness to work, volunteer and come to our meetings.
- Are people with political connections, political strategists, and people with an understanding of the political process, or are willing to learn
- Have mix of party affiliation
- Provide balance in terms of the size or type of organizations represented on the board (large, medium, small, arts education, individual artist, etc.)
- Have clout within their organizations and/or peers, and have the ability and willingness to communicate about the need for arts advocacy
- Provide other balances in terms of representing the state or the arts community (ie diversity in terms of age, race, etc).
- Your nomination to the board is more likely to be successful if you are a paid member of MCA and if you have previously been a part of Arts Advocacy Day, the Vote Yes campaign, or volunteered for the cause in some other way. (Please do not nominate someone else unless you have discussed it with them first, and they have provided an answer to the question “Why do you want to be on the MCA board?).
MCA Board Nomination Form: Answer these questions and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- NOMINEE NAME:
- Home Address:
- Work Address:
- Home Phone:
- Work Phone:
- Organization (If appropriate):
- Title (If appropriate):
- Legislative District # (If unknown, MCA can identify it for you):
- Experience with your local arts community:
- Political Experience (desired, but not necessary):
- Why are you interested in serving on the MCA Board of Trustees?
music to be timeless, and whose songs hold great weight: the lyrics of Bob Marley and Dylan, the improvisational spirit
of the Grateful Dead, and the scorching guitar grooves of The Allman Brothers Band. Singing and writing his own songs for a little over a year, Trent continues to discover his own unique and powerful sound. Tickets are Adults $12 advance/$14 day of show and students $5 any time. To reserve tickets call 218-736-5453 or visit www.fergusarts.org. This activity was funded, in part, by a Legacy grant from the Lakes Region Arts Council.
prairie and wetlands.
- Film premiere of “Fergus Falls Aerosol Art documentary,” Thursday at 6 p.m., Kaddatz Gallery. The premiere coincides with the Lake Region Arts Council Legacy-funded aerosol mural at 120 E. Lincoln (from the alley side)! www.kaddatzgalleries.org for more information.
- Central Lakes Trail guided bicycle ride Saturday from 2-4 p.m. This is a short, six mile guided ride perfect for families that will last two hours leaving from DeLagoon Park and turning around just past Swan Lake. Skits and stories will be provided at stops along the trail. There is a limit of 20 participants, with children under 8 required to be pulled by parents. Pre-registration is required by Thursday noon by calling the Fergus Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-726-8959. The tour will be guided by a DNR Area Naturalist, whose position is funded by Minnesota Legacy Funds.
- The Minnesota Music Coalition’s “Caravan du Nord” Concert at A Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Saturday night. The evening features local group Radio On opening, followed by Alison Scott, then the headlining group The New Standards, Tickets: Adults $15 advance/$16 day of show, Students/Children $5 anytime. For more information call 218-736-5453 or visit www.fergusarts.org. This event is funded in part by a legacy grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
- Concert at A Center for the Arts featuring guitarist Mark Hanson, Sunday at 4 p.m. Mark Hanson is a composer, arranger, performer, writer and teacher. His awards include a 2005 Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album for “Pink Guitar: Fingerstyle Guitar Solos of Classic Henry Mancini Melodies.” He has presented concerts and workshops around the country for over 20 years. Tickets: Adults $12 advance/$14 day of show children/students $5 any time. For more information call 218-736-5453 or visit www.FergusArts.org. A Center for the
Arts is a Legacy grant recipient from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
For more information about Fergus Falls visit www.VisitFergusFalls.com or call 800-726-8959. For other Minnesota Legacy Destinations visit www.exploreminnesota.com/travel-ideas/legacy.
If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Tonko,
panel and program coordinator, at 651-215-1608 or email@example.com.
In addition to grant programs sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board, Minnesota’s eleven regional arts councils, covering every county in Minnesota, each offer grant programs for individual artists, arts organizations, schools, social service agencies, and others. To find out grant opportunities sponsored by the regional art council in your area, visit http://www.arts.state.mn.us/racs/index.htm
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ABOUT: MCA is a nonpartisan statewide arts advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure opportunity for all people to have access to and involvement in the arts. MCA organizes the
arts community and lobbies the Minnesota State Legislature and Congress on issues pertaining to the nonprofit arts. If you are interested in learning more about how to advocate for the arts,
or how to activate people in your arts organization or community to lobby for the arts, please call us at 651-251-0868 or e-mail staff at mncitizensforthearts.org. State arts funding supports access to the arts for all Minnesotans. The state-funded Minnesota State Arts Board and eleven Regional Arts Councils provide grants and services in every Minnesota county for artists, arts organizations, arts projects and school artist residencies. For more information on regional or state grants, go to www.arts.state.mn.us.