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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Public Art call - Farmington

University of Maine Farmington call for public art
Deadline 04-05-2018

A call to artists living in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island, to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at the University of Maine Farmington campus in Farmington, Maine. The total project budget is approximately $7,500.


Creative Arts Exchange

US State Department - Creative Arts Exchange - international people-to-people exchange
Deadline 04-10-2018

The Creative Arts Exchange (CAE) initiatives are arts-based, international people-to-people exchange programs. They create partnerships through artistic collaboration and professional development that enrich both the international participants and the Americans with whom they meet.

CAE will focus on the following themes: Dance (DanceMotion, USA), Film (American Film Showcase), Music (American Music Abroad), and Music (OneBeat).


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

USArtists/ Mid Atlantic Arts International Grant

Mid Atlantic Arts Accepting Applications for USArtists International Grant Program
Deadline 04-05-2018 

Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the USArtists International program supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe.

USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of American artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange, and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S. based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators, and artists around the world.

Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and/or for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the U.S.

Applicants must be professional dance, music, or theater ensembles or solo artists, including practitioners of folk and traditional forms or be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. If an ensemble, a majority of the applicant's members must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (whether a U.S.-based ensemble or a collaborative project with artists in the host country); and, if a solo performer, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be invited to perform as a soloist without accompaniment.

To be eligible, festivals must be sponsored or organized primarily by a non-U.S.-based organization; be international in scope, with representation from at least two countries outside the host country, or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least three U.S. ensembles and/or solo artists; reach a wide audience and be open and marketed to the general public; provide some support in the form of cash remuneration or paid or in-kind contributions toward eligible project expenses; and provide the applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract to perform at the festival.


Monday, March 19, 2018

Maine Media Workshops Jobs

Maine Media Workshops + College Summer Employment opportunities 
Deadline - notifications by May 5

Each summer, Maine Media Workshops + College hires approximately 75 people to help run one of the world’s great creative centers. Photographers, filmmakers, and other visual media artists looking for an exciting summer full of challenge, camaraderie, and the opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s greatest creative minds, are encouraged to apply.

Maine Media Workshops + College will be conducting interviews using a top online video interview platform easyhire.

Interview & Hiring Process

All candidates will be required to complete our application & submit a resume on our website.
Shortly after the application has been received applicants will be invited, by email, to complete an On-demand interview. Candidates will be asked to record answers to a series of questions.
Once we have reviewed all on-demand videos we may contact candidates to schedule one or several live video interviews with our team. We will send out an email invitation proposing multiple times. Candidates may choose time(s) that best suit them.
When all interviews are complete we will notify applicants no later than May 1, 2018 of our decision.


Ben And Jerry Social Grant

Ben & Jerry's Foundation Seeks Proposals for Social and Environmental Justice Projects
Deadline 04-18-2018  (Pre-applications) 

The Ben & Jerry's Foundation supports organizations working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems.

One-year grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to nonprofit, grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States working to further social and environmental justice and in support of sustainable and just-food systems. Grants can be used to support both programming or operational costs.

The foundation will only consider proposals from grassroots, constituent-led organizations with annual budgets under $500,000 that are using direct action, grassroots, and community-organizing strategies to accomplish their goals.


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Kohler Arts Center Residency

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center's Arts/Industry residency 
Deadline 05-31-0218

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center's Arts/Industry residency offers artists the time and space to focus on the creation of new work, and a unique location for their studios. Artists-in-residence work at the Kohler Co. factory in the Pottery and/or Foundry. Artists need not have experience with clay or metal, just an interest in materials and the potential for the industrial environment and processes to influence their creative practice. Participants are exposed to a body of technical knowledge that enables and encourages them to explore new ways of thinking and working.


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Baxter Park Artist Program

Baxter State Park Visiting Artist Program
Deadline 04-20-2018

In recognition of a long arts tradition, and the richness it brings to the Park experience, Baxter State Park’s Visiting Artist Program provides an opportunity for plein-air painters and illustrators to continue to trust their own vision in finding truth in nature and to use their skills in the natural environment of Baxter State Park.  The Park provides cabin lodging to participating artists for two weeks.  A $25, non-refundable fee is required when submitting an application to help offset administrative and operational costs.

A complete application will include:

A brief resume and summary of your creative works.

A single page statement describing your artistic plans during your stay and your intended accomplishments while in Baxter State Park.

A description of the evening program(s) and open-studio session(s) to be provided to the public while in the Park.

An appropriate sample of your recent work. Samples should be sufficient to display your style and talent, but reasonable in size (<1500 words if text) or quantity to be reviewed by a panel. Samples should be submitted as slides, photos, or printed images. Materials will NOT be returned after the review process.

Payment should be by check made payable to: Baxter State Park Authority.
Mail applications and application fee to:
Baxter State Park Visiting Artist Program
Baxter State Park
64 Balsam Drive
Millinocket, ME 04462

For further information: Please call our Information and Education Department at 207-723-8537, or email steve.dunham@baxterstatepark.org


Friday, March 16, 2018

Northeast Historic Film Fellowship

Northeast Historic Film O’Farrell Fellowship
Deadline 03-30-2018

Northeast Historic Film (NHF) is pleased to announce significant support of the William O’Farrell Fellowship. Thanks to a generous gift, Northeast Historic Film will be able to continue this important program into the future.

The $1,500 fellowship award is awarded each year to an individual engaged in research on NHF collections that results in a publication, production, or presentation based on moving image history and culture.

The award honors the legacy of Canadian film archivist William O'Farrell, an advocate for amateur and nontheatrical film collections.  Bill was the longtime head of film preservation at the National Archives of Canada where he worked his way up from film vault technician to become an internationally renowned expert in audiovisual conservation. Bill was a mentor to many in the field and was active in promoting the preservation of film internationally.

Northeast Historic Film is a regional film archive dedicated to collection, preserving, and sharing the moving image history of northern New England. NHF is located in Bucksport, Maine in the 1916 Alamo Theatre.


MAMM Slam Deadline Extended

Maine Academy of Modern Music MAMM SLAM: Maine's High School Rock Off!
Deadline extended to 03-21-2018

The MAMM SLAM is a statewide competition designed to provide young, career-minded musicians with an educational platform through which to gain performance and business experience, professional acumen, industry exposure, and promotional and career networking opportunities.

During the Preliminary Round, professionals in the local club, radio, print media and recording studio industries will serve as judges for the competition. The panel of judges will select five bands to participate in the Finals. In addition to the five bands selected by the panel of judges, the general public will be invited to participate in the event by voting for their favorite band in an online poll on the MAMM web site.  One “wild card” band, chosen through this poll, will proceed to the Finals along with the five selected by the judges.

Winners have a crack at a pretty extensive prize package that includes:
• $1000 cash
• College scholarships to the Maine College of Art (MECA) of up to $16,000 per year to each member of the winning band
• A tour of Gateway Mastering in Portland
• Free recording studio time
• Plum gigs, including appearances on the MAMM Stage at the 2018 Old Port Festival and the All Roads Music Festival.
• Radio appearances and more!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Maine Conference on Tourism

The Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Event Date April 3 and 4, 2018

The Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism will provide professional development sessions, valuable networking, and the opportunity to meet with tourism professionals. It is the only statewide event of its kind and attendees are from all segments of the tourism industry, including cultural organization.

The conference offers the exchange of ideas and best practices that benefit our state’s most vital and valuable industry. The success and growth of this conference is indicative of a cohesive industry that strives for excellence.