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“Embracing Differences to Make a Difference”// Professional Development Workshop in partnership with SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning [September 15th, 2018] , Click here for more details!

SPARK! and Arts Missoula’s Global and Cultural Affairs Inaugural K-12 Training Collaboration Exceeded Expectations

Sienna Solberg, Director of SPARK! and Dr. Udo Fluck, Director of Arts Missoula’s Global and Cultural Affairs, co-organized and hosted a dynamic six-hour training on September 9th, titled Embracing Differences To Make A Difference, at the University of Missoula Payne Native American Center. The training was part of the National Arts in Education Week and offered more than 65 participants hands-on opportunities to learn about various culture and arts integration techniques, with seminars led by local artists, teaching artists, researchers and faculty members, including Caroline Patterson, Courtney Blazon, Kate Crouch, Janaina Vieira-Marques, Jennifer Corbin and Dr. Udo Fluck. The professional development workshop focused on building culturally competent classrooms through arts integration, inspiring participants to collaborate and reflect, while developing skills and techniques that promote student engagement and learning.


Dr. H. Rafael Chacón, UM Professor of Art History and Criticism, provided an energetic and insightful lunch seminar titled Cultural Appropriation versus Appreciation. If you missed his presentation, you can view it here.

The training was free to all participants, made possible by the SHAPE 2.0 grant.

WAR/DANCE (Uganda) World View Film Series [Monday, September 17th, 2018]

PINA (Germany), World View Film Series [Monday, August 20th, 2018]


Arts Missoula’s New International Film Series Packs Roxy Theater To The Max

Monday, August 20th, PINA (Germany)

The newest service within Arts Missoula, Global and Cultural Affairs, kicked-off the World View Film Series on Monday, August 20th, with the screening of the German documentary Pina, the first of four films in this fall international film series. A 70-seat auditorium at the Roxy was packed with over 85 people, clearly showing the strong community support for this “window to the world” opportunity that is part of the many services Arts Missoula’s Global and Cultural Affairs provides for the people in and around the Garden City.
The Roxy management brought in folding chairs to accommodate enthusiasts for this new foreign film series in the back of the theater. The entire series is free to the public, made possible through 100% sponsorship by local businesses.

The audience was super energized to watch the Wim Wenders documentary about German choreographer and dance artist Pina Bausch. Joy French, founder and artistic director of Missoula’s Bare Bait Dance Company, provided an introduction and a demonstration on stage and engaged the audience in a dance warm-up, before the movie started.

The next films in the World View Film Series are War/Dance from Uganda on Monday, September 17th, followed by Hip Hop-Eration from New Zealand on Monday, October 15th, before closing the fall series with Dancing in Jaffa on Monday, November 19th. All films in this series are FREE! See the official World View Film Poster here!

We would love to welcome you as our guest at these screenings this fall!

Click here for the Movie Trailer of PINA!

Click the Play Button below for an audio clip regarding, PINA (Germany):


Missoula Sunrise Rotary Club Ethics Seminar // Half-Day Seminar  [June 2018]

Dr. Udo Fluck, Missoula Sunrise Rotarian, developed and delivered “A Way Other Than Their Own”, a half-day seminar on useful decision-making frameworks, regarding increasingly complex ethical challenges. Betsy Mulligan-Dague, executive director of the Jeannette Ranking Peace Center in Missoula: “He challenged us all to think outside of ourselves and see the world from a perspective of others. As leaders, the awareness and competence to interact with an increasingly diverse audience is critical to our success with employees, colleagues, customers and the larger community.” For more information please read page 2-3, Club Ethics Seminar, Rotary Club News linked here.

International Meet & Greet // 2018 Humphrey Fellows and Mayor John Engen [June 22, 2018]

Global and Cultural Affairs at Arts Missoula, in collaboration with the University of Montana’s English Language Institute (ELI), invited the 2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows on June 22 to meet Mayor John Engen. In an hour-long meeting, this year’s 17 fellows from 15 different countries shared their culture and professional background with the highest civil servant in the Garden City. In a lively discussion the international scholars learned about city government, public transportation and other topics. For more information on the Humphrey program & a quote from Mayor Engen, Click Here!

Montana Arts Integration Conference // Round-Table Discussion [June 28, 2018]

Director of Global and Cultural Affairs, Dr. Udo Fluck, led a lunch special interest round-table discussion, in which educators from across the State of Montana, the Dean of UM’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and a graduate student contributed to a lively discussion on the topic: How Arts Integration Leads to Cultural Diplomacy, on June 28th, at part of the 2018 Montana Arts Integration Conference, June 27-29