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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Maine Media Workshop Student Scholarship

Film and media scholarship
Deadline 05-03-2013

Do you or someone you know attend Camden Hills Regional High School or the Midcoast School of Technology-Region 8 (from CHRHS)?  No prior experience is required for entry-level workshops, but portfolios are required for advanced courses.

Maine Media is offering a limited number of scholarships to students from these schools to attend the Young Artists workshops. If you have an interest in filmmaking or photography, but worry that you can't afford the tuition, MMW encourages you to apply!

The deadline for applications is May 3, 2013, with awards announced the week of May 13.

Information on how to apply and other scholarship opportunities can be found at: http://www.mainemedia.edu/scholarships

http://www.mainemedia.edu/

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sea Grant Program of Rhode Island

Visual arts grant
Deadline- 05-21-2013

The University of Rhode Island Department of Art and Art History is accepting proposals for the Visual Arts Sea Grant Program of Rhode Island, which supports projects by professional visual artists that illustrate themes related to the ocean environment and coastal communities.

Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to individual and/or collaborating artists in New England whose works are related to marine environment themes. The program will also consider curatorial projects.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Rhode Island visual arts professionals. Previous recipients of Sea Grant awards are not eligible to apply for five years. In addition, individuals enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student are not eligible. Proposal packages must include a maximum of ten .jpeg images in RGB format approximately 1024 pixels wide on a CD; a list of images with name, title, date, medium, dimensions, and filename information for each image; the artist's current resume and a brief statement outlining the objective of the proposal, the relevance of the work to ocean environments, and the relationship of the proposal to past work; an itemized budget including supplies, services, and support personnel; and a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of slides and materials.

Complete proposal packages must be mailed to:
Visual Arts Sea Grant
Barbara Pagh
Fine Arts Center 105 Upper College Rd
Kingston, RI 02881

See the University of Rhode Island Web site for eligibility and proposal guidelines at: http://www.uri.edu/artsci/art/visual_arts_sea_grant.html

http://www.uri.edu

Friday, March 29, 2013

Dollar Youth Literacy Grants

Youth literacy grants 
Deadline- 05-23-2013

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas: implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs, purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives, and purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs. Maximum Grant Amount is $4,000.

More information can ne found at: http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/youth_grants.aspx

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Caldera Artist Residence, Oregon

Artist residence, Oregon
Deadline- 06-15-2013

Caldera is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2014 Artist in Residence program.

Every winter from January through March, creative individuals and collaborative groups from all over the world are welcomed to Caldera Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon for one-month long residencies. Residencies are open to national and international artists of any discipline, as well as creative thinkers in engineering, design and the sciences who have emerged and established themselves beyond university training.The application deadline is June 15, 2013. There is a $35 fee.

To apply go to: http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/arts-in-residence/application/

MISSION: Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of under served youth through innovative year-round art and environmental programs.

http://www.calderaarts.org

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The 26th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Documentary film festival call
Deadline- 05-01-2013 for documentaries completed between 1 August 2012 and 1 April 2013. 
                  08-01-2013 for documentaries completed after  April 2013.

The 26th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam takes place from 20 November – 1 December 2013. The documentary markets Docs for Sale and the IDFA Forum will also be held during the festival.

Competition for Feature-Length Documentary (€ 12,500 ).
Competition for Mid-Length Documentary for documentaries between 45 and 60 minutes long (€ 10,000)
Competition for First Appearance jury will pick the best debut (€ 5,000).

The IDFA Competition for Student Documentary jury will pick the best student film (€ 2,500).
Dutch Documentary(€5,000 ).
Best DocLab project (€2,500).
Audience Award (€ 5,000).
A jury of young people (aged 15-18) will choose the best film in the DOC U! section (€ 1,500).

Entries, DVDs and documentation, as well as all correspondence, should be addressed to:
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Frederiksplein 52 1017 XN
Amsterdam The Netherlands
Tel. +31 20 6273329
Fax +31 20 6385388

E-mail info@idfa.nl
Website www.idfa.nl

Questions concerning regulations and/or entry forms should be directed to:
Martijn te Pas (martijn@idfa.nl),
Joost Daamen (joost@idfa.nl) or
Raul Nino Zambrano (raul@idfa.nl).

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

46th Annual Sidewalk Art Show, Norway

Call to visual artists 
Deadline 06-01-2013

The 46th annual sidewalk art show will take place Saturday, July 13, 2013 from  9:00 am - 4:00 pm in Historic Downtown Norway, Maine near the beautiful blue waters of Norway Lake and the surrounding wooded Oxford Hills. Spaces are limited to 120 Fine Artists and Artisans. There will be cash prizes and awards.

Application and Jury Fees:
WMAG members and previous NAF exhibitors before April 1st: $60
All applicants before June 1st: $75
All applicants after June 1st: $95

Application forms and  information can be found at:
http://www.norwayartsfestival.org/exhibitors.html

More information at:
www.westernmaineartgroup.org or
www.norwayartsfestival.org

Contact by email: westernmaineartgroup@gmail.com
or call Irina at (207) 890-3649

Monday, March 25, 2013

Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowships

Maine individual artist award
Deadline- multiple deadlines

Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship deadlines are approaching. The awards reward artistic excellence, advance the careers of Maine artists and promote public awareness regarding the eminence of the creative sector in Maine. Grant amount: $13,000.

The Maine Arts Commission offers five fellowships annually in functional craft, literature, visual arts, performing/media arts and traditional arts.

Deadlines:
Functional Craft: May 3, 2013
Literary Arts: May 10, 2013
Visual Arts: May 24, 2013
Performing/Media Arts: June 7, 2013
Traditional Arts: June 14, 2013

More information at: http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Grants/Individual-Artist-Fellowships

http://mainearts.maine.gov

Sunday, March 24, 2013

American Girl, Elevate the Arts Grant

K-12 arts education grant
Deadline- 05-31-2013

Americans for the Arts and American Girl are proud to announce the Elevate the Arts grants contest.

Elevate the Arts will provide $45,000 in grants to elementary school art programs across the country. Teachers can enter to win one of the grants by submitting a digital image of a hot air balloon-themed art project and a short statement on why the arts matter.

Applications should include two components: a digital image of artwork created by the class and a written essay of 500 words or less.

ELEMENT 1: Get creative and let your imaginations take flight as your class collaborates on a unique design to portray their passion for art. The masterpiece should incorporate a hot air balloon in some way, and be artistic in every way!
ELEMENT 2: Compose a literary work of art! In 500 words or less, tell us why art is valuable at your school, the impact art has on your students, and specific plans for how the grant would be used to further the arts at your school. There will be 13 winners.

Entries must be received by May 31, 2013.
Grant awards will be announced in October 2013.

More information at: http://www.americangirl.com/play/girl-of-the-year/saige/elevate.php

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Harlow Gallery Seeks Exhibition Proposals

Visual art exhibit proposals 
Deadline- 04-01-2013 and 10-01-2013

The Harlow Gallery exhibition committee meets twice annually, in April and October to choose exhibitions for coming months. Proposed exhibitions may be solo, group or themed-open, invitational or juried.

The Gallery generally limits solo shows to one per year, therefore submissions for small group shows are encouraged, or themed shows open to submissions from other artists. The exhibition committee is especially interested in presenting art by promising or under-appreciated Maine artists; art from a range of disciplines; contemporary or conceptual art; and shows that have the potential to appeal to new audience (recent examples include art dealing with issues of domestic violence, mental illness, global warming and our society’s love affair with the automobile. Maine artists or artists with a strong Maine connection are a primary focus, but they will consider proposals from outside the state.

Please note the Harlow does not have a budget for travel or art shipping costs, and artists “from away” would need to take full responsibility for transporting their work to and from Maine.

For proposal forms and further details go to: http://harlowgallery.org/programs/propose-an-exhibition/

Email  at kvaa@harlowgallery.org, or call 207 622-3813.

http://harlowgallery.org

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Grant for European Art and Architecture

Visual arts grant 
Deadline- 04-01-2013 and 10-01-2013

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era. Grants are awarded to support projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogs and publications, and technical and scientific studies. The program also supports activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, presentation of research, and other professional events.

In previous years, grant amounts have ranged from $1,000 to $93,000. To be eligible, nonprofit organizations, including supporting foundations of European institutions, must be recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The foundation has two deadline applications a year: April 1 and October 1.

Eligibility and application guidelines can be found at: http://www.kressfoundation.org/uploadedFiles/grants/Grants_History_Art.pdf

http://www.kressfoundation.org

Friday, March 22, 2013

Director of Admissions at Maine College of Art

Admissions Director at Arts College
Deadline- start date is 06-01-2013

Maine College of Art (MECA) seeks an experienced admissions professional to join its team. The Director of Admissions directs and oversees all aspects of student recruitment for the BFA, MFA and Art Education programs including development of a coordinated recruitment and communication plan for prospective students and influencers.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with progressive enrollment management practices and will play a central role in building partnerships with art educators at high schools, colleges, and community-based visual arts programs. The successful candidate will have previous admissions experience; an understanding of financial aid practices; proven organizational, mentoring, motivational and communication skills; strong planning, implementation, and supervisory skills; and experience with a CRM platform. Some travel required.

A bachelor’s degree is required. An art background and familiarity with high school and college art programs is desirable. Maine's largest accredited college of art and design, MECA delivers a transformative learning experience within an intimate and demanding educational environment by preparing students in the areas of artistic excellence, creative entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. Located in the heart of the Portland Arts District, MECA offers a BFA degree in 10 studio majors, an MFA in Studio Arts, a Post-Baccalaureate in Art Education and Continuing Studies for youths and adults.

Expected start date is June 1, 2013.

Send letter of interest, resume, and three references to:
Director of Admissions Search
Maine College of Art
Portland, ME 04101

Email: employment@meca.edu

http://www.meca.edu/

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Film screening and discussion
Deadline- 03-28-2013

The Maine Mother-Daughter Project and the Belfast Creative Coalition present Who Does She Think She Is?, a documentary by Academy Award-winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll (Born Into Brothels). The film features five diverse women who refuse to choose between being a mother and being an artist. While the film focuses on artists in particular, it also speaks more generally to mothers who strive to balance their desire to mother with their desire to pursue other dreams and to anyone that has a passion and a life. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with four local artists who have first-hand experience balancing mothering and art.

This film screening and panel discussion  is free and open to all
Thursday, March 28th, 7 p.m.
Maine Hutchinson Center Auditorium, 80 Belmont Avenue (Route 3), Belfast

For more information, visit http://www.whodoesshethinksheis.net

Email questions to : mainemotherdaughterproject@gmail.com
OR kimberly@belfastcreativecoalition.org

This project is supported by the Maine Humanities Council, The University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Department of Sociology and Women’s Studies Program.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Art Truck Available

Arts collaboration opportunity 
Deadline- NA

Local Portland moving company, Local Muscle, has converted its original truck into an “art truck” for displaying art and hosting public performances. There is no charge for artists to display or sell art in the truck. The purpose of the program is to give artists more exposure and to encourage people to contribute to the arts economy.

If you are interested in art project collaborations, please contact: LMarttruck@gmail.com

For all other inquiries, please contact (207)370-9090 or localmuscle@gmail.com

http://localmusclemovers.com

Arts Lectures in Portland

Lectures and visiting artist talks
Deadline- ongoing

Maine College of Art's Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer Series invites professional artists, educators, curators, thought leaders, and creative entrepreneurs to present on topics of interest and importance to the MECA community. All lectures in the series are hosted in Osher Hall (Second Floor of 522 Congress) and open to the public at no charge. This offering is supported in part by the Gene R. Cohen Charitable Foundation, the Isabel K. Pease Trust, and friends of the College through the Osher Chair Naming Program.

 Call 207.699.5010 for more information.
http://www.meca.edu/visiting-artist-program/
http://www.creativeportland.com/arts/professional-development-series

http://www.meca.edu/

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Harpo Foundation Visual Artist Grant

Visual arts letter of inquiry, rfp
Deadline- 04-05-2013

The Harpo Foundation is accepting applications from visual artists and nonprofit organizations that support visual artists whose work advances and crosses the boundaries of visual media and artistic disciplines. The foundation awards between ten and fifteen grants annually. In general, grant requests should not exceed $10,000 per year.

Proposals are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist's work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and the strength of its relationship to the foundation's priority to provide support to visual artists who are under-recognized.

Grants made to nonprofit organizations must be used for direct project costs related to artist honoraria, commissioning fees, production costs, and travel. All projects funded during the 2013 grant cycle should be completed by September 2014. Projects scheduled for 2013 but that happen prior to the foundation's November notification date may be eligible for funding on a retroactive basis. In rare cases, the foundation will fund multiyear projects of up to three years to provide support to artists whose projects rely on the passage of time as an essential component of their concept and structure. The foundation is interested in supporting projects that will allow time and its properties of change to become a part of the project's cumulative process. Single-year projects that have durational qualities will be considered as well.

Letters of Inquiry may be submitted by individual artists who are citizens of the United States and by U.S.-based nonprofit organizations recognized as "tax exempt" under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Letters of Inquiry must be received by April 5, 2013.

Applicants will be notified by May 24, 2013, if a full application is requested. Full proposals must be received by June 14, 2013, via the foundation's online application system.

 See the Harpo Foundation web site for eligibility and application guidelines at: http://www.harpofoundation.org/grant-program-overview/

http://www.harpofoundation.org

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Call to Artists Over 50

Call to artists
Deadline- 03-31-2013

All Maine visual artists, amateur and professional, age 50 and above, are invited to exhibit one piece of their work at the Annual Festival of Art, running May 16th through 19th at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

The Festival is sponsored by Senior College at Belfast and The UMaine Hutchinson Center. Last year, over 1200 visitors came to view the work of 170 artists at this event.

The entry deadline is March 31, 2013. An entry form may be obtained by emailing seniorcollegefestivalofart@gmail.com, or by calling Juliane Dow at 857-719-6733.

Opera House Arts Audition

Performing arts equity audition
Deadline- call for information

Opera House Arts in Stonington is seeking: 4 men and 3 women, ages ranging from 20 to 50 for an original production of Shakespeare's Cymbeline by Julia Whitworth, musical score by Philip Owen.

Actors Equity SPT4 – contract salary $312/week.
First rehearsal: June 18, 2013.
Opening date: July 18, 2013.
Closing date: July 28, 2013.

Call 207.367.2788 between the hours of 11 and 5, Tuesday-Friday, for an appointment.

Direct materials to auditions@operahousearts.org

http://www.operahousearts.org/

Monday, March 18, 2013

Aaron Siskind Photographer's Fellowship

Photography fellowship award
Deadline- 05-24-2013

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is accepting applications for its 2013 Individual Photographer's Fellowship program.

The annual program encourages and celebrates artistic achievement in contemporary photography by supporting the creative endeavors of artists working in photography and photo-based art media. A limited number of fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to artists working in photography and photo-based art.

Qualified applicants must provide a portfolio of still photography in or created by any subject matter, genre, or process. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works, but photographic techniques must be pivotal to the work submitted. Examples of ineligible work include film, video, and interactive multimedia.

Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium. Fellowship funds must be used to further the artist's creative endeavors. Students enrolled in a college degree program are not eligible to apply. Students who graduate before the 2013 application deadline will be considered. Previous fellowship recipients are not currently eligible for a new award, and artists in the United States on a temporary visa are ineligible as well.

Applicants must apply through the CaFE online application system at www.CallForEntry.org. Internet access and a working email address are required in order to apply. The $10 entry fee.

More information at: http://aaronsiskind.org/grant.html

http://aaronsiskind.org

Props and Scenic Technician for Portland Stage

Employment (August to May) 
Deadline- Open until filled

Props and Scenic Technician Portland Stage (LORT D) is seeking a Props and Scenic Technician for its 2013-2014 season. Position reports to the Assistant Production Manager and is a member of the production team. Must manage time between helping the Technical Director and propping the productions. Company is looking for someone with woodworking and finish carpentry skills, and a working knowledge of varying materials (soft goods, paper goods, plastic, metal work).

This is a salaried, seasonal position that runs from late August to late May.

Full job description can be found at: http://www.portlandstage.org/files/Props_and_Scenic_Technician_Job_Description.pdf

 Please email a cover letter and resume to: search@portlandstage.org

http://www.portlandstage.org

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Funding For Guest Directors and Choreographers For University Productions

Guest performing artists in universities
Deadline 05-13-2013

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation seeks proposals to fund guest artists for university productions.

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation is accepting proposals for the SDCF Guest Artist Initiative, which helps fund guest artists positions for professional directors and choreographers involved in stage productions at American colleges and universities. The program will award up to $6,000 to be shared by at least two American colleges or universities for stage productions to be chosen by a panel of professional directors and choreographers, arts administrators, and college educators.

To be eligible, the project must be produced by an American college or university located in the United States, be mounted by December 31, 2014, and be fully funded.

See the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Web site for eligibility and application guidelines.
http://www.sdcweb.org/foundation/guest-artist-initiative-program/

http://www.sdcweb.org

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Camden International Film Festival, Call

Documentary film festival call
Deadline- multiple

Camden International Film Festival is now accepting Submissions for 2013.

The Camden International Film Festival is open to documentary films of all shapes, sizes, styles and lengths. They are looking for films that show a dedication to craft, film that push the boundaries of the nonfiction form, and utilize unique approaches to telling a darn good story.

Please submit via Withoutabox.com

If you must apply outside of Withoutabox you can fill out an online form at: http://camdenfilmfest.org/submit/filmdetails

You can pay the entry fee via PayPal or send a check along with your DVD in the mail.

Deadlines and Fees:
Early deadline for submissions is March 16, 2013. Feature $35 / Short $25
Regular deadline for submissions is April 22, 2013. Feature $40 / Short $30
Late deadline for submissions is May 31, 2013. Feature $45 / Short $35
Extended deadline for submissions is June 28, 2013. Feature $60 / Short $40

Formats Exhibition: HDCam / DigiBeta / Blu-ray Pre-screening: DVD (NTSC, region 1 or region-free) or secure link (Vimeo, etc)

More information at: http://www.camdenfilmfest.org/submit

http://www.camdenfilmfest.org

Friday, March 15, 2013

Doodle 4 Google

Doodle 4 Google
Deadline- 03-22-2013

Doodle 4 Google is an annual program that invites K-12 students in the United States to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign our homepage logo for millions to see. This year, we ask students to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, “My Best Day Ever…”

One talented student artist will see their artwork appear on the Google homepage, receive a $30,000 college scholarship, and a $50,000 technology grant for their school along with some other cool prizes!

Apply to Doodle 4 Google at: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/

Call to artists for 6x6x2013 at RoCo

Call to visual artists
Deadline - 04-21-2013

The Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) welcomes artists to be a part of 6x6x2013. This international small art phenomenon returns for the 6th year and consists of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international and local artists, designers, college students and youths. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, and signed only on the back. Work will be exhibited anonymously.

Details can be found at: http://www.roco6x6.org/6x6x2013_intro.php

Contact information is: info@rochestercontemporary.org or 585-461-2222

http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/

Thursday, March 14, 2013

USArtists International Grant

International performing arts grant
Deadline- 04-19-2013

Performances at festivals abroad provide American artists with opportunities to exchange ideas and practices with their colleagues in other countries, as well as to engage with new and larger audiences. It the hope of USArtists International that participation of exemplary artists from the United States in international festivals will foster greater appreciation of the excellence, diversity and vitality of the American performing arts.

USAI grants are available to American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world (outside of the United States). USAI is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Deadline of April 19, 2013 for projects taking place between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
Applications should be submitted to Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

More information can be found at: http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/us_artists/guidelines.html

The guidelines can be found at:
http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/us_artists/USAI%20FY13%20Guidelines%20Final.pdf

http://www.midatlanticarts.org

Public Art in Lancaster Pennsylvania

Public art call 
Deadline- 04-01-2013

The city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, seeks qualifications from artists, artisans and/or designers to develop a public artwork(s) as part of the Lancaster City Parks Revitalization plan at Rodney Park, with the express purpose of placing engaging public art which celebrates the diversity of the city’s neighborhoods and enhances the city’s effort to promote “green infrastructure”, in a location where it can be enjoyed by residents and visitors. The public art site is a triangular grass area at the Southwest entrance to the park. 

Budget is $50,000. The budget covers all expenses associated with, but not limited to: artist’s fee, production of the artwork, materials, fabrication, delivery, installation, documentation, liability insurance, fine arts insurance, and artist’s travel to and from Lancaster.

The commission is open to all professional artists, artisans, and designers, or a team thereof, capable of designing the piece, arranging the fabrication, and working with the City of Lancaster to install the final artwork. There are no geographic limitations; however, the City cannot provide transportation or housing. Applicants must be 18 years or older.

To apply, send materials in an email in PDF format to:
Tracy Beyl, Public Art Manager, City of Lancaster
tbeyl@cityoflancasterpa.com

Please include:
1. Letter of interest:
2. Resume
3. Visual materials: Up to twenty (20) digital images of relevant work in PDF format
4. Annotated support materials list: Description, budget, materials, location, commissioning organization

For more information on the City’s Public Art Guidelines go to:http://www.cityoflancasterpa.com/lancastercity/cwp/view.asp?a=1189&q=631564&lancastercityNav=|10443|

For more information on the City’s Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan go to: http://www.cityoflancasterpa.com/lancastercity/lib/lancastercity/upr-doc_2009-10-19.pdf

Further information contact:
Tracy Beyl
Public Art Manager
City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania 120 North Duke Street Phone:
717-291-4829 Fax: 717-291-4721
tbeyl@cityoflancasterpa.com

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Teen Librarian Sought, Portland

Library employment (Full) 
Deadline- open until filled 

Portland Public Library is searching for a tech savvy Teen Librarian to contribute to a dynamic Youth Services program.

The Teen Program requires a person with urban sensibilities in a highly interactive, dynamic multi-cultural environment. High energy, flexible, creative, and collaborative style necessary to lead, and coordinate effective teen services and programming across the Library system. Other responsibilities include supervising staff and volunteers; selecting teen materials; coordinating the Teen Advisory Council; assisting patrons with research/reference needs. Serves as Leader of the Teen Team and is a key member of the Connect-In Team dealing with the Library’s digital presence as well as working with other library Service Teams. This person must be highly organized and comfortable in a complex library system.

Required skills:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or equivalent training experience; 
  • Two years experience as a librarian, 
  • Hands on experience with young adults; 
  • demonstrated advanced technology skills including social networking; 
  • knowledge of young adult literature,
  • experience using integrated library systems, the Internet and online computer databases. 

Send resumes and cover letters to Human Resources, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, Maine 04101, or hr@portland.lib.me.us.

Congressional Art Competition

Call for student art, grades 9 to 12
Deadline 03-28-2013

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nation-wide competition.

The competition is open to all high school students. The over-all winner of each participating district will have the opportunity to have their work displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for the entire year, beginning in June. In addition, winners will be flown to Washington, DC, for the official opening of the show in June.

Congressman Michael Michaud, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and the Maine Arts Commission invite Maine students to participate and are are looking for examples of high quality two-dimensional art. Entries should be sent as e-mail attachments, actual artwork will not be accepted for review.

More information can be found at: https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/Congressional-Arts-Guidelines#

For further information contact Darrell Bulmer – darrell.bulmer@maine.gov or 207/287-6746.

mainearts.maine.gov

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Maine Arts Commission Workshops

Professional development workshops
Deadline 03-21-2013 and 03-25-2013

The Maine Arts Commission is offering tailored workshops to suit the needs of constituents throughout the state. Community members can contact the agency to request workshops ranging from grant writing to marketing. There are several workshops coming up around the state.

March 21, Bangor, 10:00 am - Noon,
Hosted by the Penobscot Theatre Company
TheMaine Arts Commission Executive Director Julie Richard will discuss what the agency is working on and the plans for the coming year. Attendees will also hear from the agency’s Senior Grant Director Kathy Ann Shaw who will explain current agency. Finishing the program will be Marcie Bramucci, managing director, Penobscot Theatre Company and Sarah S. P. McCarthy, development director, Bangor Symphony. These presenters will talk about Bangor Arts; the arts consortium serving the Bangor region.

No registration necessary for this workshop.
Contact Kathy Ann Shaw with any questions at 207/287-2750 or kathy.shaw@maine.gov

March 25, Damariscotta, 5:00pm,
Hosted by River Arts
This workshop will focus on website construction and the importance of analytical feedback in improving marketing outreach. The event, which is free to attend. The workshop takes place at the new home of River Arts, at 241 US Route 1 in Damariscotta, Maine. Linda will answer and questions regarding registration.

Contact Linda Morkeski at: info@riverartsme.org
or by phone at 207/563-1507.

http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Community/workshops

http://mainearts.maine.gov/

360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist Residency

Artist residency in Mexico
Deadline- 03-16-2013

The new 360 XOCHI QUETZAL artist residency is located in Chapala, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. Visual artists, musicians and writers will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from an international airport and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies. Xochi Quetzal is the Aztec goddess of creativity and fertility and protector of artisans. She is sure to inspire you during your stay. Jury Fee: $36.00

More information at: http://www.deborahkruger.com/1/art-residency.html

Monday, March 11, 2013

South Arts, Performing Arts Showcase

Call for performing arts showcase
Deadline 03-21-2013

South Arts is seeking artists of high artistic merit to apply for the Juried Showcase for this year’s Performing Arts Exchange. If you know of artists/companies, or have artists on your roster, who are looking to expand into regional and/or national touring, we encourage them to apply to a PAE Juried Showcase.

Last year’s Juried Showcase in Miami Beach was a great success, with an unprecedented average attendance of 142 persons per showcase. For talented, ready-to-tour artists and companies, a showcase at the Performing Arts Exchange can be the next best step for a career.

• This year’s Performing Arts Exchange takes place in Nashville, TN, from September 23-26
• PAE is committed to serving the performing arts field for the entire East and Gulf Coasts
• Juried Showcases are given top billing; no other activities are cross scheduled
• Artists are selected by a highly qualified panel of experts in the field
• The adjudication process focuses solely on artistic excellence and readiness to tour
• To apply, an artist submits a video sample along with a bio, press photo, and technical rider
• Through our brand new joint application website, an artist/company may choose to apply to showcase in multiple regional conferences

Check out the Juried Showcase page for more information at: http://pae.southarts.org/site/c.kfIQKZOwFkG/b.4693165/k.BE63/Home.htm

 If you have any questions feel free to contact:
Ethan Messere
Program Assistant, PAE
404.874.7244 ext. 11

http://pae.southarts.org

Arts in K-12 Classrooms, Support

Grant for K-12 classrooms
Deadline- 04-30-2013

Arts, Culture & Design in Schools, a charitable initiative of national retailer Target, is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for programs that bring arts and cultural experiences directly to K-12 students.

 The company awards grants of $2,000 for programs that enhance the classroom curricula by bringing the arts and cultural experiences to schools via in-school performances, artist-in-residency programs, workshops, and so on. Programs must take place between September 2013 and August 2014. Grants are restricted to K-12 educational institutions and organizations with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Applications are accepted between March 1 and April 30 each year, with grant awards announced in September.

 See the Target Web site for eligibility and application guidelines at: https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/arts-culture-design-in-schools-grants

https://corporate.target.com/

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Crayola Creative Leadership Grants

Arts leadership grant for K-12 schools
Deadline 06-21-2013

Crayola, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, is accepting applications for the 2013 Creative Leadership Grant program. The program will award up to twenty grants of $2,500 to elementary schools working to develop a team of leaders who can help increase arts-infused education within school and beyond. In addition, each program will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000.

Applications will only be accepted from principals who are members of NAESP. Principals whose schools received a Creative Leadership grant in 2012 will not be eligible to apply for a grant this year, but may apply again in 2014.

Every school that submits an application by June 10 will receive a Crayola product Classpack.

More information can be found at: http://www.crayola.com/for-educators/ccac-landing/grant-program.aspx

http://www.crayola.com

Saturday, March 9, 2013

W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Civic Engagement

Grant for community engagement with children 
Deadline- open

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations working to promote new ideas about how to engage children and youth in learning and ways to bring together community-based systems that promote learning.

The foundation will consider grants in four priority areas: Educated Kids; Healthy Kids; Secure Families; and Civic Engagement.

Educated Kids: To ensure that all children get the development and education they need as a basis for independence and success, the foundation seeks opportunities to invest in early child development (ages zero to eight) leading to reading proficiency by third grade, graduation from high school, and pathways to meaningful employment.

Healthy Kids: The foundation supports programs that work to ensure that all children grow and reach optimal well-being by having access to fresh, healthy food, physical activity, quality health care, and strong family supports.

Secure Families: The foundation supports programs that build economic security for vulnerable children and their families through sustained income and asset accumulation.

Civic Engagement: The foundation partners with organizations committed to inclusion, impact, and innovation in solving public problems and meeting the needs of children and families who are most vulnerable.

All organizations requesting funding must be recognized as a tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Generally speaking, the foundation does not provide funding for operational phases of established programs, capital requests, equipment, conferences and workshops, films, television and/or radio programs, endowments, development campaigns, or research/studies unless they are an integral part of a larger program budget being considered for funding.

See the Kellogg Foundation Web site for eligibility and application guidelines at:
http://wrm.wkkf.org/uWebRequestManager/UI/Application.aspx?tid=70d03543-2f25-44ff-bbc0-024f3fb5aa09&LanguageID=0

http://www.wkkf.org/

Friday, March 8, 2013

Ziggurat Theatre Auditions

Performing arts audition
Deadline- April

The Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble is a critically-acclaimed theater group based in Maine with a goal to explore world myths, cultures and rituals through a dramatic medium, using the diverse talents its performing artists. Elements of dance, drama, music, masks and movement are intertwined in Ziggurat plays and productions.

Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble is casting its 2013 summer season.
Salamanticus (an original play) and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Performances will take place in the Midcoast region. Performance dates:
Twelfth Night, July 20-August 4
Salamanticus, July 26 – August 11

Auditions will be held by appointment. Information available at: http://www.ziggurattheatre.org/getinvolved/auditions.html

http://www.ziggurattheatre.org

Call to Artists Working in Collage or Book Arts

Call to visual artists
Deadline 05-01-2013 

The Harlow Gallery in Hallowel has an open call for artists working in collage or the book arts for the Paste & Pages exhibition. The show will be an exhibition of artists’ books and artwork that incorporates collage materials that include but are not necessarily limited to collage, mixed media drawings (with paper additions), fine art prints using chine colle, and other three dimensional objects.

Deadline for email submissions is midnight on May 1, 2013. Exhibition dates for Paste & Pages are June 7 through June 29, 2013.

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. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $20 for non-members and $10 for current KVAA members. The fee is per artist, not per work of art entered, and entitles you to submit up to 4 works of art. Media Two and three-dimensional work artwork that incorporates pasted materials in various ways, including but not necessarily limited to collage, mixed media drawings (with paper additions), fine art prints using chine colle, artist’s books and other three-dimensional objects. Diptychs and triptychs will be considered and judged as one entry. Work Previously shown at the Harlow is not eligible.

Full call can be found at: http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-artists-paste-pages/

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.

www.harlowgallery.org.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Women Filmmakers Forum March 10

Meeting
Deadline - NA

A Women Filmmakers Forum will be taking place on Sunday, March 10, the opening day of the 16th annual Maine Jewish Film Festival. The Forum will be held at the Nickelodeon and consists of a continental brunch followed by a panel discussion featuring 4 women filmmakers whose work is part of the festival. Also joining the discussion will be a noted Boston entertainment attorney who will host a free legal clinic for filmmakers later in the afternoon. 

The brunch and panel discussion are free, although tickets are required

Following the panel we will be screening Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay, a documentary on the legendary magician, co-directed by Forum participant Molly Bernstein. The film recently premiered at the 50th New York Film Festival. Tickets to the film are $8/$6 for seniors and students. Festival runs from 
March 9 - 16th, 2013

More information can be found at: 
http://www.mjff.org/women-filmmakers-forum/

Tickets to the Forum and the film screening can be ordered online at www.mjff.org

www.mjff.org

USArtists International Grant

International touring funds for performers 
Deadline 04-19-2013 

The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is offering grants ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 to American dance, music, and theater ensembles, solo performers, and non-profit cultural organizations that have been invited to perform at international festivals. The purpose of these grants is to ensure that the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that the creative and professional development of American artists is enhanced through participation at significant international festivals. This cycle of funding is for projects taking place between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

Eligible applicants must:
* be a dance, music, or theater ensemble or solo artist, including practitioners of folk and traditional forms, that work at a professional level.
* be designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or have a U.S.-based fiscal sponsor that is designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

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, paid or in-kind contributions, towards eligible project expenses as identified in the USAI guidelines under Grant Amounts and Eligible Expenses
* provide the applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract.

Eligible costs supported through USAI are performance fees, travel, housing and per diem, shipping, international communications, visa fees, agents’ fees related to participation in the international engagement and fiscal sponsor administration fees, if applicable. Expenses not listed in the USAI budget are not eligible for support.

To access the USAI online eGrant application, go : http://midatlanticarts.egrant.net/

Applications for USAI must be completed online and submitted electronically on or before the deadline.

 Brigid Myers, Program Assistant, International
Email: brigid@midatlanticarts.org
USArtists International
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
201 North Charles Street, Suite 401
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-539-6656

http://www.midatlanticarts.org/

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Makin’ It: LA, Casting Call

Online video casting call
Deadline- early April 

Makin’ It: LA is a project that will create a show from documenting  the cut throat film industry in Los Angeles as it follows a cast of filmmakers and actors from the East Coast as they struggle to bring their Hollywood dream’s to life.

Makin’ It: LA is an unscripted reality series that transplants a group of actors, directors and crew members from the East Coast to Los Angeles in pursuit of their dream jobs. Makin’ It: LA records the day-to-day lives of the cast and crew as they endure different levels of success and failure, and face the various challenges of daily life in the entertainment industry, including; auditions, interviews, rehearsals, networking and learning to cope with intense professional competition, along with the everyday headaches of life, relationships, and living together.

The initial cast will be featured online and will give the audience a chance to learn about the contestants. Each online cast member will have opportunities to learn about the common pitfalls of LA as well as get sound advice from industry professionals, learn about popular trends from experts, get access to information about living in Los Angeles and defining their goals, dreams, questions and plans.

Based on the popularity, success and efforts of the online cast, a portion of the group will be selected to move to Los Angeles as they put the new knowledge and their skills to the test while they try to build a successful career in the entertainment industry.

Applications process is currently open.
Call backs will be in April,
Show starts in late April and decisions for LA cast selection will be in August

If you are interested in participating you can apply at: http://makinitla.weebly.com/submissions.html

http://makinitla.weebly.com

National Public Art Award

Public art recognition 
Deadline: 03-15-2013

The Public Art Network Award is given annually in recognition and honor of innovative and creative contributions and/or exemplary commitment and leadership in the field of public art. It can be given to either an individual, including an artist, administrator, volunteer, designer, or government official, or an organization, including an arts council, public arts program, or private or public entity. Award nominators must be Americans for the Arts members.

The award is presented by Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Network (PAN). PAN is designed to provide services to the diverse field of public art and to develop strategies and tools to improve communities through public art. Its key constituents are public art professionals, visual artists, design professionals, and communities and organizations planning public arts projects and programs. The PAN Council is a group of elected leaders who provide guidance and advise to Americans for the Arts on public art programs and services.

Information can be found at: http://convention.artsusa.org/content/public-art-network-award

Nominations can be directed to http://convention.artsusa.org/awards/nomination

http://artsusa.org/

Public Art Registry (WA)

Artist registry
Deadline - 04-01-2013

Sound Transit's STart program is establishing a roster of pre-qualified artists for public art projects throughout the agency's three-county service area in the greater Puget Sound region of Washington State. The registry is open to qualified professional artists residing in the United States. The roster will be effective for a period of three years and serve as one of the means of selecting artists to create permanent, site-specific artwork for the agency's expanding transit system. Budgets will be between $30,000 - $600,000 per project.

Art projects will vary in size and complexity, with potential budgets listed below. Upcoming opportunities will focus on the East Link Extension (ELE) of light rail connecting downtown Seattle with Mercer Island, Bellevue and Redmond.  The complete Call to Artists is attached to this message, thank you for your help with distribution. 4Culture is managing the artist selection process on behalf of Sound Transit. Deadline for entry is April 01, 2013, 5:00PM PST

More information available at: 
http://www.4culture.org/publicart/calls/13/soundtransit/artist_roster/SoundTransit_Roster_RFQ.pdf

Willow Fox
4CULTURE
206 205.8024
101 Prefontaine Pl S  

Seattle, WA. 98104

http://www.4culture.org

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

2013 Maine Open Juried Art Show, Waterville

Call to visual artists
Deadline- 03-16-2013

The Waterville Area Art Society and Waterville Main Street are proudly co-presenting the 2013 Maine Open Juried Art Show at the newly-renovated Waterville Public Library in Downtown Waterville from March 16 to April 19, 2013.

Bring entries with the completed and pre-cut painting labels to the Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street on Saturday, March 16 between 9:30 and 11:00 AM. Judging will begin at 12:00 noon. Work declined for the exhibit must be picked up between 3:30 and 4:30 PM the same day.  Entry fee $25.

The Maine Open Juried Art Show attracts over 80 artists representing over 50 Maine communities and a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and other media.

Cash prizes include:
Best in Show - $500.00
Marilyn J. Dwelley Award for Realistic Landscape - $300.00
Waterville Area Art Society Award - $200.00
Judges' Award - $200.00
First Place - $150.00 in each category
Second Place - $100 in each category
Third Place - $75 in each category
People's Choice Award Special Merit Awards

Full information can be found at:
http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101824090216-176/MOJAS-2013.pdf

www.waasmaine.org
www.watervillemainstreet.org

Maine Media Workshop Jobs



Employment (summer)
Deadline- 04-06-2013

Maine Media Workshops (MMW) are offering a chance to visit the campus, meet core staff, and apply for summer positions on April 5 and 6. The organization hires dozens of talented people every summer who spend their time working with highly motivated students and world-renowned instructors.

Submit your application online or by mail, and bring your resume and portfolio with you to the campus. Applications are accepted between March 1 and April 6; notifications by May 18. You must fill out an online application PRIOR to the job fair.

If you can't make it to the April job fair, MMW will also be interviewing at the Society for Photographic Education National Conference in Chicago on March 8 and 9.

Maine Media, P.O. Box 200, 70 Camden Street, Rockport, ME 04856

More informatin is at: http://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/about/employment
Questions can be directed to: Jobs@MaineMedia.edu

http://www.mainemedia.edu

Monday, March 4, 2013

Maine Arts Commission Grants

Grants for Maine artists
Deadline 04-05-2013

The Maine Arts Commission shall encourage and stimulate public interest and participation in the cultural heritage and cultural programs of our state; shall expand the state's cultural resources; and shall encourage and assist freedom of artistic expression for the well being of the arts, to meet the needs and aspirations of persons in all parts of the state.

SMART

Application Deadline: April 5, 2013 
Maximum grant award: $10,000 (with a required match of 1:1)
Program Guidelines
This grant supports schools, arts organizations/institutions and community based teaching artists as they collaborate on the design and delivery of high quality arts learning experiences for K-12 students.
http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Grants/SMART

Innovative Production

Application Deadline: April 5, 2013
Maximum grant award: $2,000 (Organizations are required to show an in-kind and/or cash match)
Program Guidelines
This grant supports artistic innovation in the production and presentation of media and/or performance work of artists and organizations.
http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Grants/Innovative-Production

Jane Morrison Film Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 5, 2013
Maximum grant award: $2,000
This grant, offered through a partnership with the Maine Community Foundation and the Jane Morrison Film Fund, supports educational opportunities for filmmakers in the early stages of their career development. The Fund is designed to help filmmakers attain instructional guidance and skills.
http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Grants/Jane-Morrison-Film-Fund

Managing Director, Salt Bay Chamberfest

Employment (part-time) 
Deadline 04-01-2013

Salt Bay Chamberfest is a two-week chamber music festival that takes place each August on the coast of Maine. It was founded in 1995 by Artistic Director and cellist Wilhelmina Smith, and is host to some of today’s highest caliber musicians. The programs feature chamber music spanning four centuries, with a commitment to the music of living composers. Salt Bay Chamberfest’s annual operating budget is $180,000, with a staff of 2 part-time and a 12-member Board of Trustees. 

The organization seeks a Managing Director to oversee and manage, as well as build and expand support for their annual chamber music festival, carrying forward a 19-year tradition of bringing outstanding and inspiring chamber music to midcoast Maine. Although this is a half time year-round position, it becomes a full time position in July/August. A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidate. Preferred start date: August 1, 2013.

Applicants should have:

  • At least 5 years successful experience in management of an arts program
  • Technology skills 
  • Preferably a Maine resident 
  • Fund-raising and sponsor development experience

Applications will be accepted until April 1st, 2013. 

Please apply by forwarding cover letter, resume, three references with contact information and a writing sample to alisonlahnston@aol.org. Include “Managing Director search” in the subject line.

http://www.saltbaychamberfest.org/ 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Looking@Democracy Challenge

Call to media artists
Deadline 04-16-2013

The MacArthur Foundation and Illinois Humanities Council is sponsoring a national competition for creative media pieces about strengthening American democracy. $100,000 in prize money will be awarded.

The Looking@Democracy challenge is offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about how we can all come together to strengthen American democracy.

Create and send us short digital media content that either:
(a) Tells a story about why government is important to our lives, or
(b) Tells how we might together strengthen American democracy.

 Your submission can come in many formats such as short videos, audio stories, animation, music videos, public service announcements, infographics, graphic art, even Facebook and iPhone apps.

We’re looking to hear from independent media makers, investigative reporters, students, graphic designers, artists - anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way. Use your creativity to share your vision of how to make government work to improve our nation, our communities, and our lives.

http://lookingatdemocracy.org/

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund

Grant for Film
Deadline- 04-22-2013

The International Documentary Association is now accepting proposals for the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund, which provides production support for full-length documentary films. Named in honor of the landmark documentary filmmaker, the Fund provides annual grants totaling $95,000 to be used in the creation of original, independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States.

  • The applicant (Project Director) must be 18 years of age or older. 
  • The applicant is not required to be a member of IDA to be eligible to apply. 
  • The applicant does not need to be a US citizen or US resident but must have, or be eligible to obtain, a US Taxpayer ID number (ITIN) or Employer Identification number (EIN) if any grant funds are to be expended in the United States. 
  • The applicant must be an independent filmmaker working on an original full length (minimum 40 minutes) documentary which addresses a critical issue in the United States and that focuses on one of Pare Lorentz's central concerns
  • For the purposes of this grant, IDA defines an independent filmmaker as a content creator who both owns the copyright of his or her work and has full artistic, budgetary, and editorial control of the documentary project. 
  • The applicant must be a producer and/or director of the submitted work. 
  • The applicant must be an experienced filmmaker with at least one key above-the-line (producer, director, co-director, co-producer) or other principal creative (director of photography, editor) credit on a previously completed documentary. 

Applicants with limited experience or who lack a previous credit as either a producer or director of a completed documentary should have a production team that includes other highly experienced key production personnel and advisors. Key team members and advisors may be contacted during the review process to assess their level of involvement and commitment to the project. The project must be in the early to mid stages of production, having completed the bulk of research and development but still having substantial production and post-production related work and expenses remaining.

Completed films are ineligible. The applicant is not required to have nonprofit status or fiscal sponsorship. Currently enrolled students and student films are ineligible. Short documentaries (under 40 minutes finished run time) are ineligible.

More information here: http://www.documentary.org/parelorentz


Building Bridges Grant from APAP

Performing arts/ education grant 
Deadline - 04-24-2013

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters announces the Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement grants program to follow upon the accomplishments and lessons learned from the Creative Campus Innovations grants program established in January 2006. 


Building Bridges supports U.S.-based performing arts presenting organizations interested in building interdisciplinary cross-campus and community collaborations that expand awareness, knowledge and understanding of Muslim societies.


APAP will administer up to eight grants of $100,000-200,000 each. Grantees are expected to plan and maximize resources collaboratively with campus-based and external community partners in order to engage targeted populations – with a primary focus on young people born after 1980 (the “millennial” population).


Applicants are NOT required to be current APAP members, but any applicants invited to submit a full application in Round II must become an APAP member. Applications will be due April 24, 2013. 


You can learn more about the application process at: http://www.apap365.org/knowledge/grantprograms/pages/buildingbridges.aspx


http://www.apap365.org

Friday, March 1, 2013

Public Art in New Britain Connecticut

Public Art Project (CT)
Deadline 03-31-13

The city of New Britain Connecticut wishes to place a piece of public art at the site of the new police station, at the corner of Main and Chestnut Street.  Award amount = $100,000

The sculptural work (which can be a composition rather than a single piece) should be free-standing and contained within a 15’in diameter circular area located within the center of the park. The sculpture will need to be favorably seen from all directions, including above, as the upper stories of buildings will have occupants in view of the sculpture. Because of its exposed location, the sculpture will need to be structurally strong, stable, constructed of materials that will be durable and require minimal maintenance.

 The New Britain Commission on the Arts will review the qualifications and select three well qualified finalists who will be asked to prepare proposals to be presented to the Commission. A small stipend of $500 will be granted to each finalist in order to facilitate the creation of the proposal. Travel expenses will not be covered. The due date for the submission of qualifications is March 31, 2013. The Commission will be meeting in early April to decide upon the finalists. Notification to the finalists will occur by April 30, 2013.

Application:
• Submit a resume detailing past public art projects, education and other relevant qualifications.
• Submit reliable contact information – phone number, address, and email address.
• Submit up to 6 jpg images (file size of 2MB or less) of past work

• Please email submissions to: nbartscommission@gmail.com

Tamara Dimitri
Art in Public Spaces Program Manager
Connecticut Office of the Arts
Department of Economic and Community Development
One Constitution Plaza,
2nd Floor Hartford, CT 06103
Direct Line (860) 256-2720
www.cultureandtourism.org

Ed Monk Memorial Scholarship in Boat Building

Scholarship for wooden boat building
Deadline 03-15-2013

The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle has issued call for applications for the 2013 Ed Monk Memorial Scholarship to allow boat building professionals to do research or training related to traditional wooden boat construction in other cultures. Study and research may include current and historical methods of wooden boat construction using different designs based on the functions to be served by the boats, wood types available for construction and the state of technology.

Applicants can be of any locality, wishing to study indigenous designs, materials and techniques of other areas. The applicant should explain how the project will enrich the existing knowledge of the applicant and how the funds would be used. The budget for the grant may include transportation, housing, and other appropriate expenses. Also required is the background of the applicant in traditional marine trades and a list of references.

Decisions by the application committee will be made by or before April 1, 2013. Funds granted must be used within one year of the award.

For more information, contact Dick Wagner at (206) 382-2628 or dick@cwb.org

http://www.cwb.org/