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Presenter Development Program

FY25 Applications Now Open

Applications due August 25, 2024.

Award notifications will be sent at end of September 2024.

New guidelines for FY25! See "program guidelines" for more information.

Bridge and Wolak outreach at Belt School in the 2021-22 season (Pres. Dev. participant Belt Performing Arts Center)

MPAC's presenter development program is an opportunity for  rural series presenters to receive marketing and promotional assistance for a specified fiscal year.

The Presenter Development program provides promotional support to small, rural presenters in Montana. The main objective of the program is to give rural communities increased access to diverse, high-quality performing arts experiences. A majority of presenting organizations from small towns and communities are completely volunteer-run and have limited resources for bringing artists to their communities. This program provides assistance to help these organizations book quality artists and fund outreach programs that extend the impact of the arts beyond the mainstage performances.

Program Spotlight:

MAKING AN IMPACT

Sunburst Arts and Education, Eureka

Compton and Newberry provided the first performance of Sunburst's 22-23 season. They were well received by our audiences, which remain a bit hesitant to come out for live performances. Compton and Newberry put on a wonderful show and offered an outreach that was very much enjoyed by all who participated. They did a great job of working with local musicians and Sunburst would be pleased to recommend them as well as have them back in our community…I so appreciated their outreach/masterclass ... They gave generously of their time and talents to offer new ideas and experiences to our [Eureka] musicians. They listened to the group and were professional but also engaging. They offered our community an invaluable experience of being able to play with and learn from musicians of their caliber.

 

Rita Collins

Board member, Sunburst Arts and Education

Program Spotlight:

Community Testimonials

Things to know about the program

This program supports a maximum of 20% of artist fees and/or 50% of artist outreach fees.

This program depends on state funds from a Montana Cultural Trust legislative grant and the Montana Arts Council: these allocations are not guaranteed, do not sign contracts assuming funds will be available.

Awards will range from a minimum of $300 to a maximum of $2,000.

Presenter Development Program Awardees

2023-2024

Alpine Artisans / 2Valleys Stage

Sunburst Arts & Education

Chouteau County Performing Arts 

Judith Arts Society

Kootenai Heritage Council

Northeastern Arts Network: Sidney

Northeastern Arts Network: Glasgow

Northeastern Arts Network: Malta

Rialto Theater of Deer Lodge

2022-2023

Alpine Artisans / 2Valleys Stage

Sunburst Arts & Education

Chouteau County Performing Arts 

Electric Peak Arts Council

Judith Arts Society

Kootenai Heritage Council

Northeastern Arts Network: Sidney

Northeastern Arts Network: Glasgow

Northeastern Arts Network: Malta

2021-2022

Alpine Artisans / 2Valleys Stage

Belt Performing Arts Center

Sunburst Arts & Education

Chouteau County Performing Arts 

Electric Peak Arts Council

Judith Arts Society

Kootenai Heritage Council

Mission Valley Live

Northeastern Arts Network: Sidney

Northeastern Arts Network: Glasgow

Northeastern Arts Network: Malta

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