• First Night Missoula

    First Night Missoula

    First Night Missoula is currently accepting applications for our 22nd annual New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts. Sign up online by following the link below. Applications are due by July 15, 2015.

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  • 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)

    Gallery Guide

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

Traffic Signal Boxes

The Public Art Committee of the City of Missoula is currently seeking artists to transform traffic signal boxes into works of art. Compensation for materials and labor is $1000. Follow the link below for complete guidelines and application information.

Deadline: May 29, 2015

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Percent for Art Program

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. Many mediums and styles will be considered.
WHEN? Applications open: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 and close: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 11:59 P.M. MDT
WHERE? Artwork(s) for multiple sites on Montana campuses.
HOW? Online application process via Slideroom.com.
HOW MUCH? Art budgets vary but all are under $25,000.

· Please read the General Description and requirements document attached.

· These calls are for direct purchases of artwork which is ready to install.

Deadline: June 3, 2015

Missoula Monster Project

The Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) and SPARK!/ Any Given Child Missoula are teaming up to showcase the second annual Missoula Monster Project. Originally conceived by nine year-old Asa Smetanka, this show is a collaboration between children and adult artists, working together to create “monster art” based on monsters dreamed up by the children. Kindergarten classes from three Missoula County public schools (Lowell, Paxson, and Rattlesnake) will create original monster pieces to put on display at Southgate Mall from April 29th through May 30th. During that time, the organizers will assign each local adult artist a child’s monster to interpret, using his/her own unique style and medium. The results will be displayed in a September 11th art show, featuring both the original child-drawn monsters and the artists’ own interpretations, from 5:30 to 8:30 at the ZACC. Proceeds from the show go to help sponsor direct access to visual arts for MCPS students.

When: April 29 - May 30, 2015

Contact: Joanna Smetanka | 406.241.2945 | missoulamonsterproject@gmail.com
American Made Tattoo

American Made Tattoo is developing a gallery for monthly featured artists and first Friday art openings. Our calendar is open from January to June 2015. If your interested in showing please contact Corey Grace via facebook or call 406-721-3830.

Contact on Facebook or Call 406-721-3830

Guild Gallery

Guild Gallery is seeking artists to showcase their sophisticated work at our location. Home of your local Guild Mortgage Company since 2011, they feature 1,868 square feet of beautiful wall space in the historic Lambros Center at the south end of the Hip Strip. Artists should submit photos or link to portfolio and have enough work (or a collaborative partner) to fill the space. Art will be hung prior to First Friday and remain hung for the month.

Please email art curator Genevieve King for more information.

Loft of Missoula

The Loft of Missoula is proud to showcase some of Western Montana's most brilliant artists in a venue that is unparalleled in its beauty, functionality and versatility.

We have over 2700 square feet of space so artists must have enough art to fill the space (roughly 20-25 pieces depending on size), or have another artist to collaborate with. Art will be hung prior to the First Friday showcase and will remain hung for the month.

We have spots open in 2015 so email art curator Genevieve King soon as spots will not last!

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.