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Montana Arts Council Meeting December 2019: Billings

Wednesday, December 4, 2019/Categories: Montana Arts Council/Tags:

December 6 to 8, 2019
Billings, MT


Friday, December 6

After 3 p.m.   Check-in Northern Hotel

                    19 North Broadway, Billings

5 to 6 p.m.    Community reception at the Western Heritage Center

2822 Montana Ave., Billings, MT

                    Dinner, on your own

until 9:00 pm ArtWalk Billings, on your own


Saturday, December 7

Meeting Location:Northern Hotel, Hart Albin room, 2nd floor


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

7:45 a.m.       Breakfast available for Council and staff

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

8:35 a.m.       Introductions                                                             Council

Share something you have done that supports the MAC mission.

The Montana Arts Council is the agency of state government established to develop the creative potential of all Montanans, advance education, spur economic vibrancy and revitalize communities through involvement in the arts.

9:15 a.m.       Public Comment    

9:20 a.m.       Conflicts of Interest                                                    Kristin Han Burgoyne

Identify and declare conflicts for any business on this agenda

9:30 a.m.       Consent Agenda                                                        Cyndy Andrus

  • Action needed: Ratify June 2019 minutes and December 2019 agenda, as approved by the Executive Committee

9:40 a.m.Fiscal Year 2019 Year-End Financial Report                  Jenifer Alger

  • Action needed: Ratification, as approved by the Executive Committee

9:50 a.m.       Fiscal Year 2020 Year-to-Date Financial Report            Jenifer Alger

  • Action needed: Ratification, as approved by the Executive Committee

10:00 a.m.     Artists Innovation Awards                                           Tracy Linder

  • Action needed: Approval, as recommended by the review panel

10:20 a.m.     Artists in Schools and Communities Grants                  Monica Grable

  • Action needed: Ratification of May deadline, as approved by the Executive Committee; Approval of the November deadline

10:30 a.m.     Break 

10:45 a.m.     Strategic Investment Grants                                        Tracy Linder

  • Action needed: Ratification, as approved by the committee

11:00 a.m.     Strategic Planning Committee Update                        Renee Westlake

11:15 a.m.     Governor’s Arts Awards Committee Update                 GB Carson

11:30 a.m.     June 2021 location                                                     Czelsi Gomez

  • Action needed: Motion and approval on location

NOON          Lunch

1:00 p.m.       Clarification on Staff Reports                                      Tatiana Gant  

1:15 p.m.       DEI Professional Development                                    Cyndy Andrus

1:45 p.m.       Report from the Chair                                                Cyndy Andrus

2:00 p.m.       Report from the Executive Director                              Tatiana Gant

2:15 p.m.       New Business                                                            Cyndy Andrus

2:30 p.m.       Adjourn Public Meeting                                             Cyndy Andrus

2:45 p.m.       Executive Session called to order                                Cyndy Andrus

3:00 p.m.       Adjournment of Executive Session                              Cyndy Andrus

4:00 p.m.Travel to Tracy Linder’s studio

4:45 p.m.Tracy Linder studio visit

13311 Ballard Ivie Rd, Molt, MT

6:30 p.m.Council and staff dinner at 3 North Bar and Grill

8369 MT-3, Acton, MT

8:30 p.m.Travel back to the hotel


Sunday, December 8

Breakfast on your own

9:00 a.m.       Jane Waggoner Deschner and Jon Lodge studio visit

407 N. 24th St., Billings, MT

10:30 a.m.Yellowstone Art Museum tour with curator Susan Barnett

             407 N 27th St., Billings, MT

12:00 p.m.The Castle tour with owner Corby Skinner

             622 North 29th St, Billings, MT

1:00 p.m.       Lunch on your own, begin travel


The Montana Arts Council makes reasonable accommodations for a person’s ability to participate in state government. Request beyond accessible facilities must be made 24 hours before the meeting date to the ADA Coordinator at or 406-444-6449.


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