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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Call to Maine Playwrights

Call to Maine playwrights
Deadline - open

The Penobscot Theatre Company hosts the Northern Writes New Works Project and is soliciting high quality full-length plays by Maine playwrights that engage the history of Bangor and surrounding areas. Works could be developed with theatre staff with an eye toward a full production as part of a future season’s line-up.

Maine playwrights are considered to be those individuals who live in Maine at least 7 months of the year or can show strong, long-term ties to the Bangor area. Possible writing topics could include Andrew and/or Lewis Sockalexis, Hannibal Hamlin, Joshua L. Chamberlain, Underground Railroad, Bangor’s ice industry or lumbering history, etc. Submissions are accepted year round on a rolling basis but response times may vary. There is no reading fee.

Send scripts to:

Northern Writes Maine Plays
Penobscot Theatre Company
115 Main St 4th Floor
Bangor, ME 04401.

Enclose SASE for notification only – scripts will be recycled.

If you have questions, contact Bruce@penobscottheatre.org


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dramatists Guild Meeting, March 5

Deadline - NA

Portland Stage will be hosting a meeting of The Dramatists Guild in its Studio Space on Tuesday March 5th 2013. The meeting will start at 6.00 p.m. and, will be open to members and non members alike. 

Roland Tec, Director of Membership, will be in attendance to conduct the meeting and answer questions for those wishing to know more about the organization.

For further information please contact Roland directly: rtec@dramatistsguild.com

“Through a variety of activities, the Dramatists Guild of America works to ensure that theater in America will continue to flourish and that the voices which give it life will continue to reflect and celebrate the richness and diversity of the American experience.”


New Talent/New England, Call

Call to video artists 
Deadline 03-01-2013 

New Talent Exhibition at the St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA. will run from May 8 to July 15, 2013. A call is open to 2D, 3D and video artists living in New England (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) and working as professional artists 10 years or less.

More information can be found here: http://www.stbotolphclub.org/newtalent

Questions can be directed to: stbotolphclubnewtalent@gmail.com

Acting and Voice Instructor Sought at Bowdoin

Deadline - open until filled

The Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in Acting and Voice for the 2013-2014 academic year.  This appointment is benefits-eligible, has a teaching load of four courses per year, and begins July 1, 2013. Applicants should have extensive professional acting and/or vocal coaching experience and be able to train and supervise undergraduate students in an intermediate acting course emphasizing voice and text; an advanced-level acting course on performing Shakespeare; and a beginning acting course focusing on the Stanislavsky system. Additional duties include attending meetings and performances, providing vocal coaching for department productions, and engaging with colleagues in a small, active department.
Requirements: MFA in Acting or other advanced degree, and additional teaching experience in an accepted voice methodology (Linklater, Lessac, Roy Hart).  The successful candidate will also demonstrate a firm understanding and commitment to the role of the performing arts within a liberal arts education. 
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions.  Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For further information about the college please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Technical Director at Stonington Opera House

Employment (contract)
Deadline - open until filled

Opera House Arts at the Stonington Opera House is looking for a Technical Director for two original summer productions: "The Millay Sisters, A Cabaret" and Shakespeare in Stonington, "Cymbeline (the musical!)" directed by Julia Whitworth. 

Duties include oversight of technical crew for scenic construction and painting, lighting, and sound. Seven week contract including housing and travel.

Interested applicants should email Linda Nelson at: lnelson@operahousearts.org.

Linda L. Nelson
Executive Director
Opera House Arts at the Stonington Opera House
Facebook and Twitter: operahousearts
207.367.2788 x 12 (office)

Art2013 Harlow Show, Call to Artists

Call to visual artists
Deadline - 04-01-2013

The Kennebec Valley Art Association invites artist submissions to Art2013, the 18th annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Art2013 is open to all Maine artists as well as artists with a strong connection to Maine. This year's jurors are Bob Keyes and Dan Kany, both writers on the arts at the Portland Press Herald. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2013 at midnight.

Over $1,500 in cash prizes and gift certificates from area business sponsors will be awarded at the exhibition's opening on Friday, May 10 at 6:00 pm. The Art2013 exhibit will be on view May 10 to June 1, 2013, and is free and open to the public. Original fine art in any media may be submitted. Each artist may submit up to three works of art. Entry fees are $25 for members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association, or $30 for non members, and are not refundable. Artists whose work they wish to consider for the final review will be asked to deliver their work to the Harlow Gallery April 27-29 for a final viewing of the actual work.

Visit the opportunities section of the Harlow Gallery website for more information:

The Harlow Gallery is located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine. Gallery hours are Wednesday and Saturday, noon to 6:00 pm, and Thursday and Friday noon to 8:00 pm.


Monday, February 25, 2013

Audition Call from Snowlion

Acting audition
Deadline 03-17-2013

Snowlion Repertory Company is seeking musical theater performers for its June production of The Freaks Club to be performed June 13-23 at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland. Paid positions. Experienced actors only. Will consider AEA.  Rehearsals begin May 15. No housing provided. 

Auditions will be held March 17 from 5 to 9, 
by appointment only. 

Please send your resume, indicating role of interest, to margit@snowlionrep.org

or call (207) 518-9305 

for more information go to:

Snowlion Repertory Company
PO Box 1199
Portland, Maine 04104-1199

(207) 518-9305


Showcase Opportunity for Performers

Performing arts showcase call
Deadline - 03-25-2013

The Maine International Conference on Arts and Culture, Strengthen the Core arts conference will offer a chance for performing artists to showcase for industry professionals such as agents, managers, festival producers and venue operators from New England and Canada on October 17 and18, 2013.

Artists invited to showcase will be offered a twenty minute set within a two hour block during the three day conference. The artist/ group will receive a $400 stipend, be able to join the conference, attend professional development sessions, network with industry professionals, broaden their touring base, and be promoted as part of the conference.

There is a PDF containing application information and an application form at the Maine Arts Commission website.  http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Media-and-Performing/showcase#

For more information contact
Kerstin Gilg
Media Arts and Performing Arts Director at the Maine Arts Commission
207/ 287-6719


Sunday, February 24, 2013

MECA Seeks Visiting Sculptor

Deadline- 03-01-2013

Maine College of Art seeks a two-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Sculpture and Foundation, beginning August 15, 2013. The teaching load consists of six courses per year. The successful candidate will teach introductory, intermediate and upper-level courses in Sculpture and Foundation. The candidate may also teach Core courses (BFA) or courses in the Master of Fine Arts program if appropriate. Visiting faculty at MECA serve a maximum of three years and institutional and departmental service is required commensurate with all other faculty.

An MFA, evidence of professional accomplishment (current and active exhibition record), and a strong commitment to teaching and service are required. College-level teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates should have an extensive understanding of sculptural materials and process, and knowledge of critical theory and contemporary issues in artistic practice. MECA is deeply committed to student learning, and strives to have every student transform their aspirations and values into a creative practice that serves as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of their personal and professional goals.
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF, not to exceed a 25MB file size. Email the document to employment@meca.edu. Place - Sculpture Search: [FirstName LastName]-  in the subject line. 

The PDF should include: 
(1) A letter of application which articulates how the candidate’s experience intersects with the position description;
(2) a curriculum vitae; 
(3) a teaching philosophy; 
(4) an artist’s statement; 
(5) twenty images of the applicant’s work or suitable weblink; 
(6) ten images of student work or suitable weblink; and (6) the names and contact information of three references.

Artist Registry Seeks Artists (IA)

Inclusion in public art registry
Deadline - 03-25-2013

Professional artists or artist teams residing in the United States are eligible to apply to the 2013-2016 prequalified artist pool for upcoming public art opportunities in Cedar Falls, IA

The Cedar Falls Public Art Committee (CFPAC) invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a pre-qualified artist pool for upcoming public art opportunities. Project budgets will range from $30,000 to $250,000.

Artists selected for inclusion will be considered for all project opportunities that arise over the next three years. The committee reserves the right to select an artist for a commission who may or may not be included in this pool. The 2013-2016 CFPAC pre-qualified artist pool will terminate on December 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

Application materials should include: 
  • Artist statement
  • Resume and short biography (PDF format)
  • 10 to 20 images of previous work
  • Annotated image descriptions list with titles and corresponding file names, dimensions, date, location, and materials) 

Artist teams should submit just one application and are limited to a total of 20 images.

Submit materials online at: www.callforentry.org by  March 25, 2013, 11:59 pm (WST)

Dan Perry,
Chair, Cedar Falls Public Art Committee

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Development Assistant Sought at Portland Stage

Employment (full time)
Deadline - Till position is filled

Portland Stage Company is looking for an administrative assistant to assist the Development Director with all functions related to a fast paced, professional development department. The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience in an administrative position, preferably in the non-profit sector. Must have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel – you will be tested); must be able to export data and use mail merge. Donor and/or fundraising database management experience a must; must be articulate and effective in communicating verbally and in writing. Must be able to organize and prioritize work; to be a team player, but to also be able to work independently when necessary. Must enjoy and be able to interact with board members, donors and the public. This is a business office position, not a production position. Salary is $12/hr.

 To apply forward a cover letter and resume to search@portlandstage.org.


Quimby Family Foundation Deadline Aproching

Community Grant
Deadline 02-28-2013 (concept letter)

Each year, the Quimby Family Foundation grants awards to qualifying 501-c3 Non-Profit organizations based in Maine whose mission and values are aligned with The Quimby Family Foundation. Awards are granted in the range of $5,000 – $35,000. Applicants must submit a one page concept letter which outlines the mission of the applicant's organization and describes the project for which funding is sought. An organization may only submit one letter per grant cycle, multi-year grants are not awarded. Applicants may re-apply each year. Organizations may be funded up to three years in a row before a two year waiting period is initiated.

Concept letters must be received between February 1st and February 28th. Based on concept letters, The Quimby Family Foundation will invite selected organizations to submit a full proposal.

Application can be found here: http://admin.quimbyfamilyfoundation.org/Guidelines/Conceptletter/tabid/68/Default.aspx


Friday, February 22, 2013

Artist-In-Residence in National Parks

Artitst in residence programs in US National Parks
Deadline - Multiple

There are over 30,000 listings on the National Park Service site for 2013.

The list below was taken from a National Parks Traveler article from 2011

Acadia National Park
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, composers
Application deadline: November 1 to January 1 (received)
Residency period: May, early June, September, October
Number & length of residencies: Five to six of three weeks each
For More Information, including application: http://www.nps.gov/acad/supportyourpark/artistinresidence.htm

Badlands National Park
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers
Application Deadline: For Fall residency - June 15 (received); for Spring residency - December 15 (received)
Residency period: (Fall) mid-September to October; (Spring) March to mid-May
Number & length of residencies: Two of four to six weeks each
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/badl/supportyourpark/air.htm

Buffalo National River
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers
Application deadline: January 31 (postmarked)
Residency period: March - November
Number & length of residencies: Four of up to three weeks each.
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/buff/supportyourpark/air-application.htm

Cape Cod National Seashore
This national seashore hosts two individual residency programs.
C-Scape Dune Shack
Residencies open to: Two dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers
Application deadline: February 15, (postmarked)
Residency period: Year-round
Number & length of residencies: Number varies, from one week to up to three months each
Contact: Tom Boland, Residency Coordinator, at tomboland@mediaone.net
For additional information, write: Provincetown Community Compact, Inc., PO Box 819, Provincetown, Massachusetts USA 02657 (Include a 52-cent stamped self-addressed envelope)

The Margo-Gelb Shack
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, writers, video/filmmakers
Application deadline: February 1(received)
Residency period: Mid-May through mid-October
Number & length of residencies: Six of two weeks each
Contact: Send a 52-cent self-addressed stamped envelope to OCARC, 22 Nelson Avenue, Provincetown, Massachusetts USA 02657

Crater Lake National Park
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, painters, dancers, cinematictographers, musicians, writers, composers, and other visual and performing artists.
Application deadline: TBA
Residency period: June - October
Number & length of residencies: Two artists; up to two weeks residency.
For more information, including application: http://www.nps.gov/crla/air.htm

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers, craft artists
Application deadline: (Spring) December 15; (Summer) February 16
Residency period: (Spring) March through May; (Summer) June through September
Number & length of residencies: Two of six to eight weeks each
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, Cultural Arts Program Manager, at 440-546-5995 CST, or mary_pat_doorley@nps.gov or Joni Starr, Summer Camp & Arts Director, Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association, 330-657-2796 ext. 114 or jstarr@cvnpa.org
For additional information, call 800-642-3297 or write: CVEEC Artist-In-Residence Program, 3675 Oak Hill Road, Peninsula, Ohio USA 44264

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Peters Valley Craft Education Center
Residencies open to: Craft artists
Application deadline: Varies - call for information
Residency period: Year-round
Number & length of residencies: Varies - call for information
Contact: Peters Valley at 973-948-5200 EST or pv@warwick.net
For additional information, write: Peters Valley Craft Education Center, 19 Kuhn Road, Layton, New Jersey USA 07851

Denali National Park and Preserve
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, sculptors
Application deadline: October 31 (postmarked)
Application Form: Download the application form at arts.alaskageographic.org
Residency period: June through August
Number & length of residencies: up to three - 10 days each
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/dena/historyculture/arts-program.htm

Devils Tower National Monument
Residencies open to: Writers
Application deadline: April 1 (postmarked)
Residency period: Fall
Number & length of residencies: Two of one week each
Contact: Christine Czazasty at 307-467-5283, ext. 224, MST or christine_czazasty@nps.gov
For additional information, write: Writers-In-Residence Program, Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, Montana, USA 82714 or Bearlodge Writers, PO Box 10, Devils Tower, Wyoming USA 82714

Everglades National Park
Residencies open to: Visual Artists, photographers, sculptors, writers, filmmakers, and composers.
Application deadline: October 1
Residency period: Year-round
Number & length of residencies: Six residents, two-four weeks each
Contact: AIRIE Program Coordinator, 305-242-7750 EST or EVER_Interpretation@nps.gov
For additional information, write: Artist-In-Residence-In-Everglades, Everglades National Park, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034. AIRIE applications are available on-line at: http://www.nps.gov/ever/supportyourpark/artistinresidence.htm

Glacier National Park
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, writers, video/filmmakers, composers
Application deadline: February 15
Residency period: Summer
Number & length of residencies: Number varies, four weeks each
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/glac/supportyourpark/air.htm

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Headlands Center for the Arts
Residencies open to: California, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Ohio two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers (Each state has individual eligibility requirements)
Application deadline: First Friday in June
Residency period: Febraury through November
Number & length of residencies: Thirty of one-eleven months each
Contact: Holly Blake at 415-331-2787, ext. 24, PST or hblake@headlands.org
For additional information, write: Holly Blake, Residency Manager, Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito, California USA 94965

Grand Canyon National Park
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performing artists, writers, musicians/composers
Application deadline: TBA
Residency period: Three week periods
Number & length of residencies: Five (5) residencies; first begining in Spetember, 2007, the remaining four (4) from Spring 2008-August 2008.
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/grca/supportyourpark/air.htm

Herbert Hoover National Historical SiteResidencies open to: Writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists
Application deadline: February-March
Residency period: May through September.
Number & length of residencies: Two (2) of two to four weeks each
Please note: Housing may not be readily available for upcoming resident artists.
Contact: Adam Prato at 319-643-7855 CST
For additional information: http://www.nps.gov/heho/supportyourpark/air-for-artists.htm

Homestead National Monument of America

Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers.
Application deadline: June 15 (postmarked)
Residency period: July - September
Number & length of residencies: Depending on type and number of applicants, residences can range in length from 2 weeks to three months.
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/home/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence-program.htm

Hot Springs National Park
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, craft artists, video/filmakers, performers, writers, poets, and composers.
Application deadline: February 1
Residency period: Call or write for details
Number & length of residencies: Several of two to four weeks each
Contact: Jeff Heitzman at 501-620-6707 or HOSP_Interpretation@nps.gov
For additional information, write: Artist-In-Residence Program, attn: Volunteer Coordinator, Hot Springs National Park, 101 Reserve Street, Hot Springs, AR USA 71901

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Residencies open to: Artist/Illustrator that can create line art for publications in 2008
Application deadline: March 1 (postmarked)
Residency period: 2 - 4 weeks; June through August
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/indu/supportyourpark/air.htm

Isle Royale National Park
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers
Application deadline: Febrary 16 (postmarked)
Residency period: June through early September
Number & length of residencies: Five two to three weeks each
For more information: Download this park PDF application.

Joshua Tree National Park
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, writers, video/filmmakers
Application deadline: Accepted year-round
Residency period: October through May
Number & length of residencies: Four to six of four weeks each
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/jotr/supportyourpark/air.htm

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Residencies open to: Traditional sculptors working in stone, stone carving instructors
Application deadline: For Summer residency watch for announcement on www.usajobs.opm.gov; between December and early February; Fall residency submit resume postmarked May 1
Residency period: Late May through early October
Number & length of residencies: Two total; Summer residency is 12-16 weeks (paid), Fall residency is one week (unpaid)
Contact: Rhonda Schier at 605-574-3182 MST or rhonda_schier@nps.gov
For additional information, write: Artist-In-Residence Program, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Hwy. 244, Bldg. 31, Suite 1, Keystone, South Dakota USA 57751

North Cascades National Park
Residencies open to: Practicing artists with a portfolio of published, performed, or exhibited works. Applications are accepted from visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creative individuals.
Application deadline: February 1 for spring residencies and July 1 for fall residencies.
Residency period: April/May and September/October.
Number & length of residencies: Two residencies of 4-6 weeks each in two separate areas of the park, for a total of four annual residencies.
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/noca/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence.htm
Contact: Charles Beall at 360-856-5700 x.365, charles_beall@nps.gov, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Petrified Forest National Park
Residencies open to: Two & Three dimensional visual artists, photographers, painters, writers, sculptors,poets
Application deadline: March 15 (postmarked)
Residency period: May thru October
Number & Length of residencies: Number varies, each residence up to three weeks
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/pefo/parknews/artist-in-residence.htm
Contact: Scott Williams, Museum Curator at 928-524-6228 MST or scott_williams@nps.gov

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers
Application deadline: December 31 (postmarked)
Residency period: September or October
Number & length of residencies: One of four weeks
Contact: Gregg Bruff at 906-387-2607 EST or gregg_bruff@nps.gov
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/piro/supportyourpark/artistresidence.htm

Rocky Mountain National Park
Residencies open to: Professional Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers
Application deadline: TBA
Residency period: Early June through late September
Number & length of residencies: Five to eight of two weeks each
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/romo/supportyourpark/artist_in_residence.htm
Contact: Artist-In-Residence Coordinator at 970-586-1206 MST

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Residencies open to:

Application deadline: Varies, call for information
Residency period: June through October
Number & length of residencies: One of 12 to 24 weeks
Contact: Gregory Schwarz at 603-675-2175, ext. 107, EST or gregory_c_schwarz@nps.gov
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/saga/historyculture/artist-in-residence-programs.htm

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, writers, composers
Application deadline: April 15 (postmarked)
Residency period: September - October
Number & length of residencies: Two of three weeks each
Contact: Lisa Myers at 231-326-5134 or lisa_myers@nps.gov
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/slbe/parkmgmt/artistinresidence.htm

Weir Farm National Historic Site
Residencies open to: Visual artists (including printmakers & painters), photographers, sculptors, video/filmmakers
Application deadline: January 15, July 15 (postmarked)
Residency period: Year-round
Number & length of residencies: One or two artists at a time for residencies of two to four weeks.
Contact: Constance Evans or Amy Allen at 203-761-9945 EST
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/wefa/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence-program.htm

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Residencies open to: Check with park.
Application deadline:

Residency period: March - October
Number & length of residencies: Two to four artists; one to four weeks.
Contact: Whiskeytown.Art@gmail.com
For additional information, write: AIR Coordinator, P.O. Box 188, Whiskeytown, CA 96095

Yosemite National Park
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors
Application deadline: July 15 (received)
Residency period: Year-round
Number & length of residencies: Four to ten of up to one month each
For more information: http://www.yosemiterenaissance.org/artists-in-residence.html


Native Artist Exchange Program (NEFA)

Native artist grant
Deadline - open

The Native Artist Exchange Program, an initiative of the New England Foundation for the Arts, aims to support an exchange of ideas between two Native artists from two different regions.

The foundation awards grants of up to $1,500 to Native artists to collaborate with artists from other tribes/nations outside their own region to share and learn skills; conduct research; and/or develop projects. Acceptable expenses include lodging, meals, ground and air travel, and other direct costs of the exchange.

To be considered, applicants must be Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian and reside in the United States. Applications must be received by NEFA no later than two calendar months prior to the beginning date of the proposed exchange.

Eligibility and application guidelines are available at the NEFA Web site.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Classical Music Commission

Music composition grant
Deadline - 04-08-2013

Chamber Music America provides grants to professional contemporary classical and world music ensembles and presenters based in the United States for the commissioning and performance of new works by American composers.

Through the Classical Commissioning Program, CMA supports works scored for two to ten musicians composed in any of the musical styles associated with contemporary classical music. Grants provide a composer's fee ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on instrumentation and length of the work; a $1,000 rehearsal honorarium for each ensemble member; and up to $1,000 for copying costs.

 If a grant is awarded, the composer must complete the work by September 30, 2014, while the ensemble must give three public performances in U.S. venues by June 30, 2016.

Eligibility and application guidelines are available at the CMA Web site:


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Portland Stage seeks General Manager

Employment (full time) 
Deadline - open until filled

Portland Stage seeks a General Manager with a demonstrated ability to carry out financial, facility, personnel and systems management for a dynamic not-for-profit.

 A strong candidate will have substantial proven success in building and managing budgets, forecasting and analysis, internal audit controls, and an understanding of payroll and benefits administration. Central to this position is effective communication with staff, Board, donors, service providers, vendors, bankers and funding sources. Candidate must have strong skills in Excel, QuickBooks, and Word as well as strong organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously. Portland Stage is an equal opportunity employer. For a complete job description, visit our website at www.porlandstage.org

Send cover letter and resume to:
General Manager Search
Anita Stewart, Portland Stage Company
P.O. Box 1458
Portland, ME 04104

Or email: search@portlandstage.org

PR Manager for One Longfellow Square

Employment (part-time)
Deadline - ASAP, Open until filled

One Longfellow Square in Portland, Maine is seeking to hire a part-time salaried Marketing and PR Manager for $16,000. Start Date: March 2013

One Longfellow Square (OLS) is a non-profit music venue, producing an array of contemporary, blues, roots, jazz and world music in Portland, Maine. We hold performances 3-5 days a week in our 200-seat, all ages space.

The successful candidate will develop and manage marketing programs to increase ticket sales, as well as promote the OLS brand and identity to the greater community. Public relations, media awareness, social media campaigns, advertising, promotions, and member communications are significant aspects of the position. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggle multiple competing priorities, communicate effectively under pressure, and a wicked sense of humor are required. Applicants must be able to work evenings and occasionally weekends. Passion for and experience with contemporary music and the performing arts is a pre-requisite.

Resumes will be considered as they arrive. Please submit a cover letter, resume, list of references and a brief writing sample to:  info@onelongfellowsquare.com.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Artist Residence at the Grand Canyon

Artist Residence 
Deadline 03-01-2013

Grand Canyon National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program is now accepting artist proposals from artists working in all genres and traditions. This opportunity is for the October 2013 – September 2014 south rim season, and the May – October 2014 north rim season.

For complete program information visit http://www.nps.gov/grca/supportyourpark/air.htm

The application is listed on the WESTAF CAFE site at http://www.callforentry.org/.

Direct program questions to: Rene_Westbrook@nps.gov.

Save the Date! Arts Conference

Statewide arts conference in Maine
Deadline - NA

 On October 24-26, 2013 you will have the opportunity to join more than 500 artists, arts organizations and community leaders at the Strengthen the Core cultural conference. The event will offer development sessions, networking opportunities, artist showcases, and cross discipline collaboration opportunities.

The conference will be at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono and is being produced in partnership betwen the Collins Center, Maine Arts Commission and the Atlantic Presenters Association of Canada and in collaboration with Bangor Arts, L/A Arts and Creative Portland.

Built on the premise that innovation is advancing rapidly across all sectors and that connectivity and adaptability are ingredients of success the conference will be a way to build greater collective strength within the arts community, encourage richer connections between the arts and other sectors, and serve as a development resource for the field inside and outside of Maine.

In addition to the professional offerings, school groups and music lovers will have the option to attend just the artist showcases and sample the variety and quality of live performers from Maine and beyond. Student attendees will also have the chance to participate in special mentoring sessions lead by industry leaders. The conference will offer an opening gala reception and over 30 professional development sessions, including workshops at the new UMaine Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center. Nationally recognized keynote presenters will speak each day of the event offering insights to central issues. On Friday night downtown Bangor will open its doors to conference goers and offer tours and workshops through its galleries, theaters, dance studios, museums and other cultural organizations.

Elements of the conference are still under development, so please check the website regularly for updates. You can also subscribe to the Maine Arts Commission e-mail newsletter for the latest information.

Information can be found at: http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Media-and-Performing/Arts-Conference


Monday, February 18, 2013

International Collaboration Grant for Theatre

Performing arts grant
Deadline - 03-11-2013

Theatre Communications Group Accepting Proposals for International Collaboration Grants. The Global Connections program is accepting proposals from theater organizations and individual artists in support of collaborations between U.S.-based artists and their colleagues around the world.

The program offers travel and project development grants, including On the Road grants of up to $5,000 to foster new relationships and facilitate cultural change with international colleagues and In the Lab grants of $10,000 to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the development of a piece or explore elements leading to a full production.

Eligible organizations must be classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, have a history of developing or producing their own theater works over the last three years, and employ at least one full-time salaried staff person at the time of application. To be considered, individual artists must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum of five years' experience working in nonprofit theater, and have mounted professional productions within the last year.

Visit the TCG Web site for application guidelines: http://www.tcg.org/grants/global_connections/globalcon_index.cfm


NEA, Art Works Grant

Deadline- 03-07-2013

National Endowment for the Arts: Media Arts/Art Works - To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Within these areas, innovative projects are strongly encouraged. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000.


Site-integrated Artwork wanted in Seattle

Public Art Call
Deadline - 03-18-2013

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), seeks an artist or artist team to develop a permanent, site-integrated artwork for the North Delridge Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Retrofit Project. The selected artist will work with the CSO project design team, SPU staff and community members to develop an artwork that focuses on SPU's system-wide stormwater infrastructure and solutions designed to protect local water quality.

The artwork will be located at the CSO facility at 2106 S.W. Orchard St. in West Seattle's Delridge neighborhood. The project is currently in design through mid-2014. Construction is expected to begin in late 2014 with completion scheduled for late 2015.

Open to established professional artists residing and eligible to work in the United States. Budget is $200,000 inclusive of all costs to design, fabricate and install the artwork.

 Deadline: 11:00 p.m., Monday, March 18, 2013 (Pacific Daylight Time).

Project contact is: Jason Huff, public art project manager,  206/684-7278.

Seattle Public Utilities: http://www.seattle.gov/util/
Retrofit Project site: http://www.seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/Projects/DrainageSystem/SewageOverflowPrevention/index.htm


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Haystack Two Week Open Studio Residency

Residency Scholarship
Deadline 03-01-2013

Haystack's Open Studio Residency program will be offered for the first time in 2013 and will complement the organizations renowned workshop programs.  Applicants will be selected through a competitive application process, those who are selected will attend for FREE. The studio residency will be from May 26-June 7, 2013.

Approximately fifty artists and people from other creative fields will have uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron/glass, jewelry, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media. Participants will have an opportunity to move among studios and there will be technicians in each studio to assist with projects as needed. Haystack’s open studios and small scale foster a dynamic exchange of ideas among peers.

For more information contact:
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Phone: 207/348-2306


Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Bertha Britdoc Connect Fund

Grant for film 
Deadline 03-04-2013

The Bertha Britdoc Connect Fund provides outreach and engagement funds that help films have a positive social impact; the fund is open to filmmakers from all over the world. The application deadline is March 4th 2013, at 4pm UK time


Summer Company Manager Wanted

Employment (Summer)
Deadline - 04-01-2013

The Celebration Barn Theater in South Paris is Maine's international center for creating and performing original theater. The Company Manager is responsible for overseeing daily office administration and correspondence; managing box office ticket sales; serving as student liaison; maintaining weekly marketing including social media, press releases, and special events; bookkeeping; coordinating show volunteers; and working with the executive director to support special projects as needed.

 Interested applicants must think creatively; work independently; possess strong communication, writing, and people skills; and be Mac proficient. Experience with Quickbooks a plus. Compensation is to be determined, based on experience. Housing is available for out-of-town candidates.

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to Mandy@CelebrationBarn.com or call 207/743-8452 for more information.


Friday, February 15, 2013

Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant

Artist grant
Deadline - 04-01-2013

 Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) announces the fourth annual Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant, which provides financial backing for mature American painters. American painters aged 45 or older who demonstrate financial need are encouraged to apply for a grant. The primary emphasis is to promote public awareness and a commitment to American art, as well as encouraging interest in artists who lack adequate recognition. Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000.

 In the past, applicants have hailed from nearly all 50 states and multiple foreign countries. Applicants ranged in age from 45 to 84. The application for the 2013 grant cycle has been updated and is now available online. To be considered, applications must be postmarked Monday, April 1, 2013.

Provincetown Art Association and Museum was established in 1914 by a group of artists and townspeople to build a permanent collection of works by artists of outer Cape Cod, and to exhibit art that would allow for unification within the community. Through a comprehensive schedule of exhibitions of local and national significance and educational outreach.

PAAM is located at 460 Commercial Street, is open (October - May) noon to 5 pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, also open by appointmen. For more information, please call 508.487.1750 or visit www.paam.org.

Application now available online at http://www.paam.org/lowf_foundation_grant.html

Printmaking Scholarship in Gardiner

Printmaking scholarship
Deadline - 03-11-2013

 The J.W. Robinson Welfare Trust is offering a scholarship to attend Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner Maine. Interested applicants are required to have a working knowledge in at least one printmaking medium. The selected artist will be offered a full membership to the facility with all privileges and responsibilities. Students who are in their final semesters of undergraduate school may apply, but are required to also send a letter of recommendation from a knowledgeable artist or professor.

The winner of the scholarship will be given the opportunity to exhibit their work at Circling the Square gallery and to give one presentation to the community during their scholarship time period.

To apply to the  J.W. Robinson Welfare Trust please mail materials to:

Circling the Square Fine Art Press,
275 Water St., Gardiner, ME 04345.
Telephone: 207 582 2108.

Make sure information includes:
  • Your name
  • Your address 
  • Your telephone number
  • Your email
  • A statement describing the intent of the work that you wish to explore and the print medium that you will use (500 words or less).  
  • A description of your printmaking experience & background (500 words or less). 
  • 8-10 images of your current artwork on a disc.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Maine Arts Commission Grants

Maine Arts Grants
Deadline - 02-22-2013

The Maine Arts Commission has a cluster of five grants on the horizon.  The Arts Commission wants applicants to call the agency and speak with staff before applying, so you should figure that into your process.

Artists in Maine Communities

Application Deadline: February 22, 2013 
Maximum grant amount $7,500 (with a required 1:1 match)
Program Guidelines
This grant supports arts organizations, schools and other community groups that wish to develop collaborative projects that employ Maine artists to benefit Maine communities in innovative ways.

Celebrating the Traditional Arts

Application Deadline: February 22, 2013
Maximum grant award: $1,500
Program Guidelines
This grant supports traditional artists’ fees for presentations in a range of community settings including festivals, gatherings, fairs, museums, tours and other community events.

Good Idea Grant

Application Deadlines: February 22, 2013
Maximum grant amount $1,500
Program Guidelines
This grant supports and fosters the growth of Maine’s artists. The parameters of the grant are purposefully broad and include any good idea that furthers an individual artist’s creative endeavor(s).

Great Work(s)

Application Deadline: February 22, 2013 
Maximum grant award: $20,000 (with an in-kind and/or cash match)
Program Guidelines
The grant supports professional Maine arts organizations with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or greater to present significant and innovative projects such as an exhibition, performance, film or residency.

Creative Communities = Economic Development

Application Deadlines: Letter of Interest: February 22, 2013; Full application upon invitation: October 4, 2013
 Maximum grant award $50,000 (with a required 1:1 match)
Program Guidelines
This grant supports partnerships between cultural, economic and governmental sectors effect community revitalization. Applications will be considered from communities/regions with a strong commitment to inter-sector collaboration that seeks to strengthen the cultural assets of their community.
More information can be found at http://mainearts.maine.gov/

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Public Art in mixed-use Commercial Space (CA)

Public Art
Deadline - 03-08-2013

Barker + Associates Public Art Advisory is seeking professional artists/artist teams for the public art component of an upscale, urban mixed-use, office, commercial, retail project, known as Platform, located in Culver City, California, with a total art budget of $150,000.

 This is an opportunity to be bold and inventive in creating a dynamic artwork for this key project adjacent to the new Culver City terminus of the Metro Expo Line. The merchants and restaurants that are going to be part of the project will be unique, one-of-a-kind operators adding a new dimension to the Los Angeles fashion and culinary scene. Selected artist(s) will be invited to meet with the developer, design team and art consultant to discuss options, opportunities, media, and strategy for art inclusion. The currently identified potential art site is a wall on the east side of the parking structure.

For more information see RFQ: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3dycr62hsu9gi60/OxxpVY-yhV/Platform%20Culver%20City%20RFQ.pdf

Maine Museum of Art Seeks an Experienced Registrar/Preparator

Employment (Full time)
Deadline - immediate

 The University of Maine Museum of Art seeks an experienced Registrar/Preparator to oversee the direct care of the Museum’s collection including proper storage and handling of objects, managing collections records and Embark database and ensuring adherence to best practices.

The Registrar/Preparator is responsible for preparing loan forms, incoming/outgoing receipts, accessioning objects, executing condition reports, coordinating shipping arrangements and other duties associated with mounting temporary exhibitions. The Registrar/Preparator is responsible for unpacking, environmental monitoring, developing exhibition timelines and installing works of art in collaboration with the Director and Curator. This is a full-time, twelve-month appointment. Expected hiring salary range is $35,183-$38,900 annually with an attractive benefits package including a tuition waiver program through the University of Maine. Initial review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The anticipated start date for this position is April 1, 2013.

Qualified applicants can send a letter outlining their interest and qualifications for this position, resume and three references (including an immediate supervisor) to:

The University of Maine Museum of Art Chair,
Registrar/Preparator Search Committee
40 Harlow Street Bangor, ME 04401

Applicants may also email the materials listed above to:

For email submissions please put Registrar/Preparator Search in the subject line.

A full job description, job announcement, and qualifications are available at:


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2013 Monhegan Residency

Artists residency
Deadline - 03-15-2013

Applications are being accepted for the Monhegan Artists’ Residency for emerging Maine artists. In addition to two five-week residencies on Monhegan Island for Maine-based visual artists, the program is offering a new two-week residency for a Maine art teacher.  The application deadline for all three residencies is March 15, 2013 (postmarked). Only Maine residents are eligible to apply.

Applicants will be notified by March 29 of the jury’s decision. The residency program provides living quarters, studio space, and a $100 per week stipend. The 2013 residencies for emerging artists run June 1-July 5 and August 31-October 4. The Maine art teacher residency runs July 6-20. The residency program is aimed at visual artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, or the digital arts.

This year’s judges are Suzette McAvoy, director, Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Virginia Sassman Rose, director, Rose Contemporary Gallery in Portland; and Charles Melcher, photographer and Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Maine College of Art.

For guidelines, a history of the program and a list of past residents, visit:

NEFA, NEST grant

Performing arts touring grant
Deadline - 03-01-2013

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has a mission to cultivate and promote the arts in New England and beyond. Their programs support artists across many forms of expression and many geographies, connecting them with collaborators and communities, fueling creative exchange and public discourse, and strengthening the creative economy.

The New England State Touring (NEST) grant funds presentations of New England-based artists from outside of a presenter’s state (eg. A Maine venue can bring in a Vermont artist). Nonprofit organizations, schools, or government entities based in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) are eligible to apply.



Monday, February 11, 2013

Surdna Foundation Grants

Community grant
Deadline - Open

The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States - communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures. For over five generations, the Foundation has been governed largely by descendants of John Andrus and has developed a tradition of innovative service for those in need of help or opportunity.

The Surdna Foundation  has programs for Teens' Artistic and Cultural Advancement, Community Engaged Design, Artists and Economic Development,  and Artist engaging in Social Change.