• SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning

    SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning

    MCC is proud to be a part of SPARK!, helping to ensure the arts for any given child in the Missoula County Public Schools. Follow the link to learn more about AGC’s efforts to improve art education and champion arts integration in the classroom.

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  • Missoula Gallery Guide

    Missoula Gallery Guide

    Check out all the art happenings throughout Missoula in one convenient spot. Updated monthly to keep you up to date on the latest exhibits. (Photo Credit: Amy Donovan)

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The Missoula Cultural Council was formed in February 1991 as the result of a two year public planning process. A written report, The Fabric of Missoula, provided the basis for the formation of Missoula Cultural Council as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The first of its kind in Montana, the Missoula Cultural Council is a local arts agency as defined by the National Endowment for the Arts. Soon after its formation, Missoula Cultural Council was designated an official cultural agency for Missoula County and the City of Missoula. Today, the Missoula Cultural Council supports and promotes a wide range of cultural Missoula events, including First Night Missoula, Last Best Solstice, First Friday Missoula, as well as hosts online Missoula art galleries, Missoula museum and Missoula events directories.

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Artists & Resources

Looking for a musician for your event? Want to learn how to Salsa dance? Need a venue for your performance? Want to host a First Friday Missoula, but don’t have an artist? Whatever the need, the Missoula Cultural Council Artist Directory has got you covered. Listings for individuals and organizations specializing in the visual and performing arts as well as the humanities can be found here. Artists can also find a host of resources here, including links to granting organizations and other support systems for Missoula Artists.

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Support Missoula Culture! Become a Member

Whether you share a passion for the performing arts, visual arts, the humanities or events like First Night Missoula, the Missoula Cultural Council’s mission serves it all. But we couldn’t promote Missoula culture and Missoula arts without your help. Don’t hesitate to become a part of our creative community. Join the Missoula Cultural Council today and help our programs grow!

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Calendar of Missoula Events

Provided by MissoulaEvents.net, the Missoula Cultural Council hosts a community calendar of Missoula events tailor-made for arts and culture lovers. Find out what’s going on in your community, or submit your own event and we’ll help you promote it through our Missoula events calendar.

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Call for Artists

44th Benefit Art Auction

Who? Open to all artists. Submissions are not accepted from dealers, galleries, or any third party.
What? The jury will consider all submissions for inclusion in either the Live or the Silent Auctions. Bidding begins at 50% of the declared value. The donation amount you choose (100%, 75%, or 50%) is calculated from the final sale price. When establishing your value, please consider the price your work has recently sold for. If your work is accepted, you are responsible for any equipment necessary for the display of your work including the framing and hanging system; all works on paper must be framed. Only finished works will be considered by the jury, please no proposals or substitutions. Each artist may submit up to two artworks for consideration and one detail of each work if appropriate.
Benefits All Participating artists will receive:
One discounted ticket to the 44th Benefit Art Auction and dinner.
One-year MAM Community Circle Membership that provides invitations to member-only receptions and exhibition previews, a subscription to MAM’s print newsletter, and discounts on books, classes and beverages at receptions, a $50 value.
Artists that choose to donate 100% of their sale to MAM will receive:
One free ticket plus one discounted ticket to the 44th Benefit Art Auction and dinner.
One-year MAM Friend Circle Level Membership giving you and your partner all the membership benefits listed above plus reciprocal membership to over 600 museums nationwide, a $125 value.
Deadline:October 15

Missoula College
Missoula, Montana

Who? U.S. Residents who are not degree-seeking students and who are over 18 years of age are encouraged to apply.
What? Request for Qualifications {RFQ}. Selection Committee is seeking an artist or artist team to create a sculpture or other exterior artwork for a new campus location on the Clark Fork River. Many mediums and styles will be considered. Finished artwork for interior sites will also be considered.
How Much? Art budget: $160,000
Deadline: November 20, 2015 - Midnight MST

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Montana Tech - Natural Resources Center
Butte, Montana

Who? U.S. Residents who are not degree-seeking students and who are over 18 years of age are encouraged to apply.
What? Request for finished artwork only. All artwork offered must be ready to install. This building is currently under construction and will have many sites suitable for a variety of mediums and styles of artwork.
How Much? Art budget is currently $20,000 but private donations may increase this.
Deadline November 18th, 2015 - Midnight MST

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Do you need artists for an upcoming show or project? Submit your call for art at the link below and we'll help get the word out. Include a brief description, links to applications or contact info, and the deadline.