To propagate and preserve the state's cultural heritage by assisting individuals and organizations involved in Montana's literary, visual and performing arts to meet their goals.
Where can artists and cultural groups obtain professional administrative and technical services at minimum cost? In Montana they can turn to Montana Arts, the only organization in the United States that serves a diverse number of artistic disciplines within a rural setting.
Montana Arts (MTA) formed in 1965 to receive funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, to create the state agency Montana Arts Council. Since 1978 Montana Arts also provided a wide range of clerical support services for individuals and groups involved in the arts.
MTA’s small but highly qualified staff provides skilled assistance in day-to-day matters, working quietly behind the scenes, so that client organizations are free to deliver the arts to their communities.
Montana Performing Arts Consortium
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Montana Flute Association
Montana Chamber Music Society
Montana Arts Council
Montana Cultural Advocacy
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What MTA can
do for You
- Contract administration
- Budget planning
- Strategic planning
- Mailing & electronic communications
- Grant proposal writing & follow-up reporting
- Conference planning & coordination
- Building & maintaining membership & donor bases
- Word processing & publishing
- Custom-designed financial statements
- Cash management & tax reports
- Computer bookkeeping
- Promote development of new revenue sources
- Encourage cooperation among artists and cultural organizations
- Sharing of administrative resources
- Marketing assistance
- Facilitates interaction and information exchange among
- Help preserve cultural heritage
- Montana artists
Supplying administrative services to 3 statewide and regional not-for-profit arts organizations.
See our Clients page for more information.
Providing non-profit umbrella and fiscal agent service for emerging arts groups and individual artist projects on an as-needed basis.
Furnishing technical assistance for Montana arts organizations and answers questions from the public.
Engaging in audience and economic research.
Coordinated special five-year cultural exchange of artists, art educators and exhibitions between Russian Academy of Arts and Montana, 1994-1999, funded in part by the United States Information Agency, Montana Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. (Left: Signing exchange agreement with Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow)
Conducted feasibility studies for proposed Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Museum near the Little Big Horn Battlefield under contract from Big Horn County Commission with additional support from Montana Cultural Trust.
Studied development of a Highway 200 (from Belt to Sidney and Glendive) Cultural Corridor Website.
Coordinating special five-year cultural exchange of artists, art educators and exhibitions between Russian Academy of Arts and Montana. 1994-1999. Funded in part by the United Stated Information Agency, Montana Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.
Conducting feasibility studies for proposed Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Museum near the Little Big Horn Battlefield under contract from Big Horn County Commission with additional support from Montana Cultural Trust.
Development of a Highway 200 (from Belt to Sidney and Glendive) Cultural Corridor Website.
This project is currently being compiled.
MTA has held a poetry contest for 35 years, which draws approximately 100 entries each year from throughout the state.
There will be a link to information about entering this contest.
Beginning work on a 5-state regional database of professional performing artists and performing arts venues.
Continuing work on a paper linking traditional rural arts business viability with population and demographics.