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Montana Arts Council Meeting in Red Lodge

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Meeting Agenda

Friday-Sunday, June 9-11, 2017


Hotel and Meeting Location

The Pollard Hotel  

2 N Broadway Avenue

Red Lodge, MT  59068



Friday, June 9

Travel Day: Council members arrive throughout the day, dinner on your own

7:00 p.m.         New council member orientation with Liz Albers

(Cyndy Andrus, Cinda Holt and Kristin Burgoyne at hotel restaurant)


Saturday, June 10

Meeting Location:  The Pollard Hotel; Beartooth Conference Room



NOTE: Formal breaks are not built in to this agenda. Please feel free to take breaks as needed.


8:30 a.m.         Chairman’s Welcome 

Welcome to new council member Liz Albers and MAC Arts Education Director Monica Grable  

Introductions:  Council members and staff introduce themselves with one thing they’d like Liz to know about the Montana Arts Council     

                        Consent Agenda

                        Action needed: Approve Agenda and Minutes

                     Public Comment

9:15 a.m.         Montana Arts Council Endowments   (Cyndy Andrus and Rob Stutz) 

                        Action needed: Review and Approve Committee Recommendations 

10:15 a.m.       Fiscal Year 2017 Year-End Review and Proposed 2018 Operating Budget

 (Cyndy Andrus and Jenifer Alger)  

            Action needed:  Review and Approve FY18 Budget  

11:30 a.m.       Report from the Chair

12:00 p.m.       Lunch Break


1:00 p.m.         Ratification of Grants

Action needed:  Cite who has conflicts of interest regarding any business to come before the council at this meeting 


                        Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) grants

Action needed:  Approve panel-recommended grants for FY18


                        Strategic Investment Grants (SIG) grants

                        Action needed: Ratification of grants approved since last MAC meeting


1:15 p.m.         Entrepreneurial Funding Discussion   (Cyndy Andrus)  

2:15 p.m.         Poet Laureate Update   (Jean Steele) 

2:20 p.m.         Staff Program Reports  (Open Q&A)

2:30 p.m.         China Project 188Art Update  

3:00 p.m.         Council Committees   (Cyndy Andrus)

3:15 p.m.         New Business and Next Meetings

3:30 p.m.         Adjourn Council Business Meeting

3:45 p.m.         Meet in the Lobby (walk together to the receptions, see map)

4:00 p.m. -       Local Arts Organization Receptions

6:00 p.m.                     Red Lodge Clay Center    (4:00 p.m.)

                                    123 S Broadway Ave              406.446.3993

                                    Executive Director David Hiltner

(also invited to speak for a moment is Tracy Timmons, who represents the local community foundation and Roosevelt School project)


Carbon County Arts Guild (and Depot Gallery)    (5:30 p.m.)

                                    11 W 8th Street                      406.446.1370

                                    Executive Director Kim Kapalka 

6:30 p.m.         Council Dinner at The Pollard Hotel 


Sunday, June 11

8:30 a.m.         Depart Hotel (in individual vehicles) for Tippet Rise

10:00 a.m.       Guided Tour of Tippet Rise with Tippet Rise staff

1:00 p.m.         Depart for home (box lunches provided)


Note:  Other than the meeting starting time, times listed are approximate and agenda items may be rearranged.  Action may be taken on any item listed on the agenda.  Public comment is welcome on all items. 

The Montana Arts Council makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s ability to participate in state government.  Persons needing accommodations must notify Kristin Han Burgoyne (; 406-444-6449) or Czelsi Kozak (; 406-444-4700) no later than June 5, 2017 to allow adequate time to make needed arrangements.  You can call also fax (406) 444-6548 or write to Montana Arts Council, PO Box 202201, Helena, MT, 59620 to make your request.


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