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Montana Arts Council's December Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 28, 2017/Categories: Montana Arts Council/Tags:


Meeting Agenda

Friday-Saturday, December 1-2, 2017

Hotel and Meeting Location

Great Northern Hotel

835 Great Northern Boulevard

Helena, MT 59601


Friday, December 1

Travel Day: Council members arrive throughout the day.

Various Helena Downtown First Friday (stroll on the Walking Mall - on Last Chance Gulch Times between Placer on the north end, and the Library on the south end – see map)

5:00 p.m. – Reception at Tom and Lisa Cordingley’s Home – see map

6:30 p.m. 428 South Cooke, Helena (406) 594-2995

6:30 p.m. – Council Dinner at Benny’s Bistro

8:00 p.m. 108 E 6th Avenue, (406) 443-0105

Plan on talking about a cultural treasure in your community that could be a valuable site visit for the new executive director.

Saturday, December 2

Meeting Location: Great Northern Hotel; Iron Horse Ball Room

7:45 a.m. Breakfast in the hotel breakfast area for those staying at the hotel (some breakfast items will be in the meeting room for those not staying in the hotel)


8:30 a.m. Call to Order and Chairman’s Welcome (Cyndy Andrus)

Introductions (executive director’s first meeting)

8:45 a.m. Public Comment

8:50 a.m. Conflicts of Interest (Kristin Han Burgoyne)

Action: Identify conflicts for any business in the agenda

Consent Agenda (Cyndy Andrus)

Action: Approval of agenda, minutes, and FY17 Fiscal Report

9:00 a.m. Fiscal Year 2018 Year-To-Date Financial Report (Jenifer Alger)

Action: Ratification of FY18 Revised Budget as approved by theExecutive Committee

9:20 a.m. Strategic Investment Grants

Action: Ratification of Strategic Investment Grants approved by the

Strategic Investment Grants Committee

9:30 a.m. Artist’s Innovation Award

Presentation of panel recommended Literary Arts awards

(Chair Lynne Montague; Jay Pyette will present the report for her)

Presentation of panel recommended Performing Arts awards

(Chair Jay Pyette)

Presentation of panel recommended Visual Arts awards

(Chair Tracy Linder)

Action: Approval of panel-recommendations for awards

10:00 a.m. Percent for Art Program Discussion (Cyndy Andrus, Jay Pyette)

Action: Approval of Havre Project Final Purchases

10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:45 a.m. Questions or Clarifications on Staff Reports

10:50 a.m. Discussion: Data Collection/Usage: Creative Vitality Suite; Foundant

(Cyndy Andrus, Kristin Han Burgoyne, Tatiana Gant)

11:40 a.m. Legislative Update (Drew Geiger)

NOON Lunch

12:30 p.m. Report from the Chair (Cyndy Andrus)

1:00 p.m. Report from the Executive Director (Tatiana Gant)

1:30 p.m. Discussion: Strategic Planning Input for the 2019-2025 Plan (Cinda Holt)

1:50 p.m. Discussion: Continuation of Entrepreneurial/Revenue-Generating Topics

(Cyndy Andrus)

2:40 p.m. New Business

2:50 p.m. Next Meeting:

June 8-10, 2018

Discuss future locations

3:00 p.m. Adjourn

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 (; 406-444-4700) no later than November 30, 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. ; 406-444-6449) or Czelsi Kozak (


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