ASCA represents, supports and advances the creative endeavors of individuals, organizations and agencies throughout Alaska.
Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation (AACF) have partnered to provide a resource page related to the arts and culture sector titled Of Note on the AACF website. Visit Of Note on the AACF website, or add yourself to our newsletter list to receive both our monthly ASCA Newsletter and our new Of Note communication by email!. We also encourage you to share information that you are finding useful in these times, with our Community Arts Program Director, Charlie Sears at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASCA Dates and Deadlines
The Alaska State Council on the Arts office is closed on Friday, November 26 and Friday, December 24, 2021.
ASCA staff is working remotely and intermittently from the office at 161 Klevin Street, Suite 102 at the Mountain View Service Center, in Anchorage. For deliveries or other in-person needs, contact the office at (907) 269-6610 for information. All other business is being conducted virtually. The best way to reach us is by calling the main line at 907-269-6610 which is routed to staff working remotely, or by email at: email@example.com. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We look forward to serving you throughout these challenging times.
- Harper Arts Touring Fund Grants now open on a rolling deadline – See Grants to Organizations page for details.
- Cultural Collaborations Excursions and Access Grants now open on a rolling deadline – See Arts Education Grants page for details.
- Youth Cultural Heritage Fast Track Grants now open on a rolling deadline – See Arts Education Grants page for details.
School/student registration for Alaska Poetry Out Loud 2021-2022 – Application Deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021, 9:59 PM
The Poetry Out Loud Alaska Committee has extended the 2021-2022 Poetry Out Loud Registration Deadline to November 15, 2021. Based on feedback from Alaska POL Liaisons and registrants, we a have also updated our timeline to give more time for local, classroom, school and regional levels of competition.
The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, Alaska State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation present Poetry Out Loud™ in partnership. This national arts education program encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills and build self-confidence, while also learning more about both classic and contemporary poetry.
Complete information, timeline, and registration is available on the Alaska Poetry Out Loud web page hosted by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council at https://www.jahc.org/education/poetry-out-loud/. Poetry Out Loud (POL) competitions take place at the classroom, school, regional, state, and national level. The Alaska Regional POL competition will be conducted as a video-adjudicated process for the 2021-2022 cycle, and we hope to gather in-person in Juneau for the State Competition in March, should conditions of public health and safe travel permit
Artists in Schools Grants – Deadline for applications: extended to November 15, 2021 – FY22 (2021-22 School Year) Round II applications for Artists in Schools Grants - see Arts Education Grants page for details”
2021 Alaska Contemporary Art Bank Call for Art Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 9:59 PMThe Alaska State Council on the Arts is requesting applications to purchase visual artwork for the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank. Alaskan artists are invited to submit up to 6 recent works in any media. Purchased works become part of a lending collection displayed throughout state public areas. Only works priced at or under $4,000 will be considered. https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9249