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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Corning Glass Residency

Corning Museum of Glass Accepting Applications for Research Residency (NY)
Deadline 08-31-2018 

The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, is accepting applications for a research residency program for glass artists that will allow one artist to use its resources, including the permanent collections and the holdings of the Rakow Research Library, to inform his or her practice.

Named for museum's former executive director, the David Whitehouse Artist Residency for Research will enable artists to be in residence for up to three weeks to explore materials at the Rakow Library, the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, and to use other scholarly resources available at the museum, including knowledgeable staff who work in all parts of the organization.

One resident will be selected for the first year and will be in residence for up to three weeks. While in Corning, the artist will be asked to give a presentation about his or her work and research.

Artists who feel they would benefit from using the resources of the Rakow Library and from spending some time at the Corning Museum of Glass are encouraged to apply.


Monday, June 18, 2018

Media Workshop Scholarships

Maine Media Workshops Directing Scholarships
Deadline Until filled

Maine Media Workshops Directing Scholarships for these upcoming workshops! A special memorial fund was established in honor of Bill Linsman, a longtime instructor at the workshops. These scholarships are intended to nurture and support emerging or early career directors to study at Maine Media.

Peter Werner
June 24-30

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Dig deep into the dynamics of directing episodic television, guided by a celebrated director and teacher. PETER WERNER is an Academy Award-winning director with an extensive background in both television and film. His television credits include Ghost Whisperer, Medium, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Justified, Grimm, Unforgettable, and The Blacklist.

Caitlin FitzGerald 
July 15-21

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Learn how to break through the obstacles that inhibit an effective performance from an accomplished actor who understands both sides of the camera.  CAITLIN FITZGERALD played Libby Masters in the acclaimed Showtime series Masters of Sex and currently co-stars in the Starz series Sweetbitter.  In addition to learning the techniques that can transform your directing or acting, you will leave with a video of your scenes.


Common Ground Country Poster Call

The Common Ground Country Fair Poster Contest 
Deadline 08-03-2018

The Common Ground Country organizers seeks entries for the Fair Poster Contest. The winning artist will receive $2,500, a press release, and is highlighted in MOFGA’s quarterly newspaper, The Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener. The selected design also is featured on the fair poster, website, T-shirt and in promotional literature.

The theme of the design must be in line with MOFGA’s mission and the general guidelines for participating in the fair. All Maine residents and MOFGA members can enter submissions.


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Translation Lab Residencies

Writers Omi Accepting Applications for Translation Lab Residencies (NYC)
Deadline 07-15-2018 

Writers Omi at Ledig House, a part of Omi International Arts Center, is accepting proposals for its Translation Lab, an intensive twelve-day residency for four collaborating writer-translator teams.

Through the program, translators, and the writers whose work is being translated, which will have the opportunity to speak with the writer whose work they are translating about text-specific questions. The lab also will serve as an essential community-builder for English-language translators who are working to increase the amount of international literature available to English-language readers. All text-based projects — fiction, nonfiction, theater, film, poetry, etc. — are eligible.

All residencies are fully funded, including airfare and local transport from New York City to the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, located two and a half hours north of New York City in the historic Hudson River Valley.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Fledgling Film Fund Grant

Fledgling Film Fund 
Deadline rolling

Fledgling has an open rolling application process for grants to support outreach and engagement for social issue documentary film projects that have the potential to inspire positive social change around issues that affect the most vulnerable. You can submit an application online at any time and will be asked to include a description of the project, its social change goals and your plans for moving the project forward. Typically, film projects have at least a rough cut. We review proposals on a rolling basis and you will be notified of our decision within three months.

Grants typically range from $10K – $25K. We support audience engagement planning and implementation. Support for planning is for building the strategy for outreach and engagement and can be used before a project is complete to prepare for its launch. Grants are NOT available to support production or post-production.


Friday, June 15, 2018

National Creative Aging Roster

Call to sign up to Lifetime Arts’ Creative Aging Roster 
Deadline open

Lifetime Arts’ Creative Aging Roster is a free online directory of professional teaching artists – peer vetted and qualified to design and deliver instructional arts programs for older adults. Searchable by arts discipline, geographic location and languages spoken, the Roster is available to anyone interested in engaging teaching artists for participatory arts workshops in community settings.

To be listed on the Creative Aging Roster, teaching artists must apply and pass a panel review. Applications are evaluated by a panel of cross sector experts in the arts, aging, community cultural development and arts education fields.

Please note: Artists listed on the Roster are not employees of Lifetime Arts, Inc., and Lifetime Arts, Inc. assumes no responsibility for their individual performance. Commitments, agreements and contracts between teaching artists on the Roster and any other organization are private and outside the scope of Lifetime Arts services.   As such, being a member of the Lifetime Arts Roster does not guarantee employment.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Mark Twain "Royal Nonesuch" Humor Contest

Mark Twain "Royal Nonesuch" Humor Contest, call to writers
Deadline 07-01-2018

Recognizing that Samuel Clemens (aka: Mark Twain) began writing at an early age and to encourage other young authors, we welcome submissions for two categories:

Adult (age 18 and over at time of submission) at $23 per submission, and
Young Author (age 17 and under at time of submission) at $13 per submission.
Submissions fees go towards the preservation of The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT. This contest is a whole new way for "Twainiacs" to support Mark Twain's legacy. We thank you sincerely!

Word limit is 7,000 words.

Submit your original humorous essays and stories for a chance at a cash prize, and best of all - bragging rights! Last year's winners took home $3,500+ in prizes.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Bangor Savings Foundation

The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation grant for improving community life in Maine.
Next deadline is July 1

The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation was created in 1997 to help fulfill their commitment to improving community life in Maine. The Foundation focuses on initiatives that will make communities more prosperous, more livable, and more vibrant. This includes supporting the economic development, workforce development, and demographic and entrepreneurial health of the regions they serve.

For more information regarding eligibility, funding objectives and submission guidelines, please review their full grant application details.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Harlow Gallery Call for Dog Days

Harlow Gallery call for artists to create art for dogs to enjoy
Deadline 07-08-2018

The Harlow invites Maine artists and dog lovers to submit work for Dog Days, a light-hearted exhibition celebrating our loyal canine companions. During this exhibit, dogs will be welcomed into the gallery to enjoy the art which will be displayed at dogs’ eye level. Artwork submitted does not necessarily have to be explicitly about dogs, rather we are asking artists to create art for dogs to enjoy.

Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. Artists submitting from out of state are responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from the Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time. Artists may submit to 4 pieces. Diptychs and triptychs will be considered and judged as one entry. Work previously shown at the Harlow is not eligible. All media welcome, including sculpture, photography, fine art and fine crafts. Artworks incorporating edible elements cannot be exhibited, but a box of dog biscuits will be available at the door for very good boys and girls. Please refrain from including obvious triggering subjects such as fire hydrants, etc. Participating artists must agree not to hold the Harlow accountable for any damage caused by overly enthusiastic or otherwise inappropriate canine art appreciators.

Dog Days is sponsored by Doug and Melinda Jennings and Chris Walters Productions.


Monday, June 11, 2018

Jane's Trust Grant

Jane's Trust Grant for Community Improvement
Deadline 07-15-2018

Jane's Trust makes grants to address important issues in the Trust's fields of interest and areas of geographical focus, and are interested primarily in organizations and projects which benefit underserved populations and disadvantaged communities.

The Trust supports collaborations among nonprofit organizations and welcomes joint applications, and encourages grant requests and collaborations that bridge two or more areas of interest. Application is a two step process involving first the submission of an initial inquiry and then, only upon request from the Trustees, the submission of a full proposal. The Trustees meet several times per year to consider requests, although payment of all grants is in December.