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.
Executive Director Tatiana Gant has led the organization for the past two years. She is a trained visual artist and for several years maintained a studio practice.
Her artistry includes ceramics, drawing, metals, printmaking, painting, photography, and sculpture. She also founded a community clay studio, and supported the management of a not-for-profit multi-arts community based organization in Chicago. Tatiana earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado, and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Prior to coming to Montana, Tatiana served for four years as the executive director for the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
In this episode, we discuss a variety of council directives and grant programs including the Artist Innovation Awards. Applications are due October 1. The Montana Arts Council also produces a quarterly newsletter, State of the Arts.