Alaska Literary Awards
The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA), is pleased to announce the 2017 Alaska Literary Awards, an award program to support Alaska writers.
A select number of $5,000 awards will be awarded this year. For more information, and to apply, go to www.callforentry.org. The deadline for entries is September 1, 2017.
The Alaska Literary Awards were established in 2014 by the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, through a generous gift from Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli, to recognize and support writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and mixed genres. Any Alaska writer over the age of 18 who is not a full-time student is eligible to apply. Quality of the work submitted is the primary consideration in determining who receives the awards.
The Awards are funded through the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, and administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry/ Penguin Random House Teacher Awards
Deadline: September 15, 2017
The Penguin Random House teacher awards recognize the nation's most dynamic and resourceful teachers who use their creativity to inspire and successfully instill a love of reading in their students. The Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry is designed to honor a teacher that has a passion for teaching and integrating poetry into the curriculum. Interested applicants will demonstrate a love and passion for poetry, take risks in presenting books and literature to students in a unique way, make a commitment to helping reluctant readers, and create distinctive programs and activities that support and promote a community of readers.
Eligible applicants are kindergarten through grade 12 public school teachers. Candidates must be nominated for the award; self-nominations are accepted. Nominations may be submitted by postal mail. Complete information and application materials available at http://foundation.penguinrandomhouse.com/learn-more/teacherawards/.
Alaska Festival of Stories Weekend
Keys to Life is holding a full day of Story University! at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage, from 9am-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Story University! is followed by an afternoon storytelling event at APU Grant Hall, Story Time Sunday!, from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017. This storytelling workshop and event features grammy-nominated, International Storyteller, Diane Ferlatte.
Registration is required for Story University! Those attending the workshops may register for UAA Graduate 500 Level Credit. For complete information and registration visit the website at http://www.keystolifealaska.com/festival_of_stories.html.
National Endowment for the Arts Published a 2017 Guide
The 2017 NEA Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants. Included is information on Grants for Organizations, Literature Fellowships, Lifetime Honors, and Partnerships. January 2017. 20 pp.
This publication is available online at https://www.arts.gov/publications/2017-guide-national-endowment-arts for download.
Americans for the Arts: Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Impact Report and Resources
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 is Americans for the Arts' fifth study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry's impact on the economy. It documents the economic contributions of the arts in 341 diverse communities and regions across the country, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity during 2015-$63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in event-related expenditures by their audiences. This activity supported 4.6 million jobs and generated $27.5 billion in revenue to local, state, and federal governments (a yield well beyond their collective $5 billion in arts allocations).
Visit the AFTA website for access to learning, tools, and other resources related to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, study.