What’s NewArt and the Common Good — Why Art Matters
The third annual Arts Conference sponsored by the SEMAC Board of Directors was held on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Hosted by the Paradise Center for the Arts, this conference featured addresses by notable regional arts advocates and six relevant, topical breakout sessions on why art matters and how art contributes to the common good.
- Welcome; The Very Reverend James C. Zotalis. Dean of the First Cathedral, Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, Faribault, MN.
- Why Art Matters to Our Youth Presenter: Karl Unnasch. Owner, Pilot Mound Design Studio; Professor of Sculpture, UW La Crosse; Founding Director, Standard Issues Cast Metals (SIC’M), rural Southeastern MN.
- Why Art Matters in Healthcare and Therapy Presenter: Shona Brooks. Artist and Gallery Owner, Northfield, MN. Recognized in 2012 by the Minnesota State Arts Board for “Art in Recovery.”
- Why Art Matters to the Economic Vitality of a Town Presenter: Hal Cropp. Executive Director, Commonweal Theatre, Lanesboro, MN.
- Why Art Matters to People with Disabilities Presenter: Jon Skaalen. Access Programs Coordinator, VSA Minnesota: The State Organization on Arts & Disability, Minneapolis, MN.
- Why Art Matters to the Bottom Line: Organizational Sustainability Presenter: John Davis, Executive Director, Lanesboro Arts Center, Lanesboro, MN. Recipient of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits 2011 Visionary Leadership Award.
- Why Art Matters to Our Peers: Collaboration Equals Effectiveness Presenter: Ann Mosey, Executive Director, Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN.
- Keynote Address, Chancellor Stephen Lehmkuhle, University of MN Rochester, Rochester, MN.
SEMYO Seeks Executive Director
The successful candidate will be the primary administrator and Development Director of the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras. Responsibilities include fund development, financial management, and oversight of administrative office operations. The Executive Director works in partnership with the Artistic Program Director, Administrative Staff and the SEMYO Board of Directors to provide the organizational support necessary for the fulfillment of SEMYO’s mission. Expected time commitment is 20 to 30 hours/week. Qualifications:
- B.A. or B.S. in Business, Marketing, Arts Administration or related field
- Demonstrated success in Fund Development
- Highly proficient grant writing skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Proven ability to manage and motivate volunteers and staff.
- Experience in non-profit administration
- Experience with computerized office systems
- Experience with Web based computer applications
Submit resume by July 25, 2012 to: SEMYO, 1001-14th St NW; Suite 450; Rochester, MN 55901. Contact us at info@SEMYO.org or 507-282-1718.
Choral Director wanted for Northwestern Singers, Austin MN — SATB vocal ensemble of 40 adult singers
- Weekly rehearsals September through mid-May
- Show/concert performances in November, January and May
- Skills required:
- Experience in choral conducting, teaching, music theory, and vocal production
- Knowledgeable of various musical styles
- Creative ability to select music and produce entertaining shows
- Keyboard skills a plus – paid rehearsal/concert accompanist available
- Strong leadership skills
- Visit www.northwesternsingers.org for more information about the group.
- Send résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org or Northwestern Singers,704 W Oakland Ave, Austin, MN 55912
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