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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

K-8 Music Teacher Needed

Music Teacher Needed, Grades K-8 at Friends School of Portland (part time) 
Deadline- 05-15-2013

Friends School of Portland is searching for an innovative, enthusiastic, and experienced teacher to offer a comprehensive music program incorporating vocal, instrumental, and theory. A successful applicant will be excited to be part of a young school and have an affinity for Quaker values.

This is a part-time position of approximately 5-7 hours per week scheduled on one or two days, working with five multi-age classes including middle school chorus. There is an opportunity to offer group and individual lessons on site after school hours. Bachelor’s Degree required. Applications due May 15.

 Teaching at FSP We are an independent day school serving children from a variety of family backgrounds in grades preschool through 8th grade. We emphasize inquiry, reflection and action in a close community. We welcome faculty who are excited by the challenge of shaping a young school, are committed to community service and finding the best in each person, and are guided by Quaker values. We seek teachers with strong experience with multi-age teaching in the grades and/or content areas for which they apply. All teachers play a major role in admissions, curriculum development and community building. Class size is around 12-15, the children are amazing, the staff is friendly and dedicated, and the setting is spectacular.

Please emal cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to Jenny Rowe, Head of School, jenny@friendsschoolofportland.org or Mary Tracy, Director of Studies, mary@friendsschoolofportland.org

Moore Park Art Show, Call

Invitation  to the 4th Annual Moore Park Art Show on July 27
Deadline 07-01-2013

The Moore Park on Route 26 in South Paris is hosting the 4th Annual Moore Park Art Show on July 27 (rain Date July 28) from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Organizers are looking to exhibit arts in the from of paintings, drawings, photography, wood, metal and glass sculpture; fine jewelry; handmade prints fiber and textile/fiber arts and more; and crafts in the form of crocheted items, needle point, tin punching, wood crafts, sewn projects and kids crafts.

All art work must be the original design and creation of the exhibitor.

Fees: Single 10 x 10-foot booths are $60 for a single exhibitor, $35 a piece for a shared booth up to four exhibitors, and $100 for booths shared by groups of five or more. Craft Tables are $30.

ALL FEES GO UP $5 on June 15

Artists also have the opportunity to submit work for awards judging and purchase awards.
$300 Purchase Award
$100 Best of Show & Honorable Mention Ribbons.

Applications must be received by July 1 for inclusion in the Moore Park Art Program. No refunds after June 15.

 Moore Park Art Show
Aranka Matolcsy, Director
PO Box 504 South Paris, ME
04281 207-890-6386

For more information visit: www.MooreParkArt.Biz

Monday, April 29, 2013

Theater Collective Meeting

Maine Theater Collective meeting will be on Tuesday, May 7th at 5:30pm at Portland Stage Company.

 Please let them know if you plan on attending; this can be done via email to: Megan Doane mainetheatercollective@gmail.com 

or through the Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MaineTheaterCollective/


French-American Jazz Exchange

The French-American Jazz Exchange Grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Deadline- 05-31-2013

The French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) celebrates the shared passion for jazz in France and the United States. A partnership of FACE ("French-American Cultural Exchange") and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the program is designed to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States through their collaborative investigation of artistic practice and exposure to new audiences, music concepts, and professional relationships.

FAJE supports projects jointly conceived by French and American professional jazz artists that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of the art form. FAJE annually awards individual grants up $25,000, through an open, competitive application process to support projects that take place either in France or the United States and their respective territories or both, within a 16-month period.

The program supports activities that may result in the creation of new work, establishment of new creative and professional partnerships, and development of new audiences for the participating artists. Projects may include jazz artists in France and the United States working together or investigating forms other than jazz with artists who work in different music genres.

More information at: http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/artists_programs/FAJE/FAJE_index.html


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Film Office Directory

Film Office Database of Local Film Professionals 
Deadline: Open 

The Maine Film Office has improved their Production Directory and based the new structure on standard industry listings of categories. The Maine Film Office Production Directory is a database of local film, television, and digital media industry professionals and vendors. Listings are verified by Film Office staff before going live in the new database. They encourage all local crew and support services to list on the database now, so projects looking at filming in the state can hire local professionals.

Check out the directory at: http://me.reel-scout.com/crew_login.aspx


Saturday, April 27, 2013

KahBang Film Festival, Call

Call for film festival submissions at KahBang
Deadline- 05-15-2013

KahBang Film Festival is accepting entries and looking for the best in emerging cinema, new filmmakers, new voices, and new stories.

KahBang is an annual summer festival which transforms Bangor, Maine into the largest Music, Art & Film showcase in New England, August 9 – 12, 2013,

Submission  deadlines are:
March 15th: Regular Deadline
April 15th: Late Deadline
May 15th: WAB Extended Deadline

Categories for Submission Include:
Music Docs
Maine Stream
Short Films
Music Videos

More information at: http://kahbangfilmfest.org/

Submit materials at: http://kahbangfilmfest.org/submit/


Friday, April 26, 2013

Maine Arts Commission Job

Maine Arts Commission is seeking a Visual Arts Director (full time employment) 
Deadline 05-27-2013

Maine Arts Commission is seeking a Visual Arts Director to work in a team setting with other program directors and under the supervision of the agency’s Executive Director. The Visual Arts Director will provide leadership and oversight in the planning, development, coordination, administration and evaluation of the Maine Arts Commission’s Visual Arts program. The position works at the state level to design and implement visual arts programs and projects statewide; provide professional development opportunities and technical assistance to artists, teaching artists, arts organizations and others.

Responsibilities include: 
• Direct the Visual Arts grant programs
• Develop programs and initiate new projects in field relating to the Visual Arts program.
• Provide program information for distribution, and create materials related to program promotion
• Manage the process-tracking of the program’s activities.
• Manage program budget
• Build collaborative relationships inter-agency, within the state system, and in the field.
• Curate, organize and direct ongoing agency programs.

To qualify, candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in an Arts or Humanities related field and two (2) years experience working with artists, art groups, and/or humanities organizations. Directly related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. Preference will be given to applicants with a master’s degree or commensurate work experience preferably in the field of visual arts. Knowledge of Maine artists, galleries and museums is a benefit.

To apply you must submit a direct hire application form available at the General Government Service Center in Augusta, all Maine Career Center Offices, and on the General Government Service Center web page at http://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities.

The completed application, a letter explaining your interest in the position, and a copy of your resume must be submitted by the closing date to: Julie Cotnoir, HR Generalist, General Government Service Center, 74 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0074, Telephone (207) 624-7417.

More information at:  http://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities/


PORTopera Film Fest, Call

PORTopera Film Fest 2013 - Call to Film Makers, Musicians and Writers
Deadline- 05-24-2013

PORTopera Film Fest is turning to young artists teams in Maine to show us all how aspiring creative minds are still combining that passion for creativity and youthful joie de vivre in this day and age. The PORTopera FILMfest is asking teams of writers, filmmakers and musicians to create work around La Bohème a story of three starving young artists are barely scraping by in Paris but their lives and their loves are still a source of wonderment and joy. At least one person on the team (musician, writer or filmmaker) must have been a high school or higher education student at one point within the past 24 months.

Selected works will be presented at a public screening, projected large in a movie theater setting. There are also several cash prizes.

SPECIAL AWARD: Best High School Entry

Submissions are due at PORTopera’s office at 225 Commercial Street, Portland by 5:00 P.M., May 24, 2013.

More information can be found at: https://portopera.org/film-fest.php


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Waterfront Seeks Event Security

Security Officers Needed at Bangor Waterfront and Other Events, Employment (part time) 
Deadline- Open until filled

Green Mountain Concert Services has received the contract to provide security for the Bangor Waterfront Concert Series, and need to hire 300 part time employees. Compensation: $9.50/hr with the ability to increase through their professional development program.

If you like the idea of getting paid to listen to music and can provide friendly and vital customer service at large events, this is the job for you. Much of this job is about large and special events. This position is part-time but their business is booming and there are plenty of hours available. No experience necessary! They will train you! The job requires that you have the ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds, must be able to tolerate standing for extended periods and must be able to move independently through tight crowds on uneven terrain in all conditions.

18 Years or older.
Have your own transportation.
Must be able to pass a state and local background check.
Must be willing to travel to events and sites.

Fill out an application on our their website: gmcsvt.com/employment.

"GMCS is a Northeast based security company that specializes in providing unarmed, trained, and licensed security officers as a comprehensive risk management, security, crowd management, and protection solution to large scale special events, institutions of higher learning, venues, corporations, and individuals. Advanced training in security techniques, crowd management, guest services, conflict resolution, CPR, First Aid, report writing, etc has given GMCS the well-deserved reputation for having elite security officers."


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NEH Preservation Grant

Humanities Grant for Preservation Assistance for Smaller Institutions 
Deadline- 05-01-2013

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.

More information at: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-assistance-grants-smaller-institutions


Princess Grace Foundation

JustFilms Documentary Awards
Deadline- 06-01-2013

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, is accepting nominations for its 2013 JustFilms Documentary Awards program, which seeks to identify and support voices from underrepresented communities with authentic and powerful stories to tell. This year, priority will be given to social justice films by Native/Indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Grant amounts are contingent on the size of the project budget.

Nominations must be submitted by deans/department chairs in conjunction with the faculty of established U.S. colleges and universities or by directors of nonprofit media arts organizations with structured film production programs that the foundation has invited to apply. Candidates from colleges and universities must be full-time students or matriculated but have not yet completed their thesis films, have completed at least one film as director, be the director of the proposed thesis film, and be a United States citizen or be able to demonstrate proof of permanent resident status. All candidates from a media arts organization must be enrolled in the organization's structured production training program, have completed at least one film as director, be the director of the proposed final project, and be a United States citizen or be able to demonstrate proof of permanent resident status.

For eligibility and application guidelines, see the Princess Grace Foundation-USA Web site at: http://www.pgfusa.org/images/2013%20JustFilms%20Application.pdf

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Auditions in Winthrop

Theater Auditions at Winthrop Arts Center
Deadline- 04-30-2013

The Winthrop Performing Arts Center is holding auditions for Arthur Miller’s All My Sons April 29th and 30th from 7 -9 PM. The Winthrop Performing Arts Center is located at 211 Rambler Rd. Winthrop.

They are also looking for persons interested in costuming, scenery and all aspects of technical theatre. If you are interested please attend one of the auditions at the times listed above.

For more information please contact David Setchell at the PAC dsetchell@winthropschools.org or call 377-2228 ext 114

Monday, April 22, 2013

MFVA Seeking Trailers

MFVA is seeking film trailers to review
Deadline- 05-20-2013

The Maine Film and Video Association is now accepting submissions for their upcoming meeting -- "The Art of Making a Great Film Trailer". Meeting is open to all who wish to attend.

Date: Thursday, May 30th Time: 5:30 - 8:30
Place: Maine College of Art (MECA) Osher Hall – 522 Congress Street, Portland, Maine

Do you have a trailer in production or one that’s already completed? - Is your trailer for raising funds for production or to promote its screening? Whatever the scenario, we want to see it! Five trailers will be chosen and will be critiqued by an expert panel of filmmakers, editors and producers, highly regarded in the film industry. Louise Rosen will serve as moderator. Louise is a well-known media executive with over 25 years in the international television and film business. A number of other powerful trailers will be screened to illustrate the effectiveness of structure, composition, impact of music and effects, and that magical and compelling component that makes you want to see or invest in the film. Thanks!

You can submit a film trailer up to three minutes in length. Include the following information:
1. A link to your trailer on Vimeo (include the password if necessary)
2. Full contact information: Name, Phone, Email, Website
3. Purpose for the trailer and where the project is in production.
4. Your role in its creation.
5. Anything else you feel we should now about the project.

Email information to: mfvatrailers@gmail.com 

Maine Film and Video Association www.mainefilm.info

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Public Art Discussion

Public Art Discussion Series in Boston 
Deadline 04-27-2013

Preparing your artwork for the outdoor elements is no easy task. Join fellow public artists and public art administrators for an evening of presentations that feature installation best practices and lessons learned. Come away with applicable tips for your next public art project! All levels of public art experience are welcome.

Public Art Discussion Series will take place April 23 at, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts,  85 W. Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118. Free Admission and light refreshments will be served.

Public Art Conservator for the Cambridge Arts Council, Rika Smith McNally, breaks down the pre-fabrication review.

Public Artist presentations on process & materials. How do you get it up, and make it stay up! By land: David Fichter & Joshua Winer' murals and mosaics By sea: Tery Bastian's water installations By air: Georgie Friedman's projections.

Question & Answer The Public Art Discussion Series is all about project sharing! We encourage you to bring promotional materials (handouts, business cards, pamphlets, etc.) to share at the event.

More information at: http://www.nefa.org/events/public_art_discussion_series_building_outdoors

Direct questions to: Elysian McNiff – emcniff@nefa.org


Native Arts Fellowships

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Invites Applications for Fellowships 
Deadline- 05-3-2013 

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is accepting applications from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists for its 2014 NACF Fellowships, which are designed to support Native artists working in dance, filmmaking, literature, music, traditional arts, and visual arts.

Grants of $20,000 will be awarded in recognition of the creativity and expression of exceptional Native artists who have had significant impact in their respective disciplines. Artists must demonstrate artistic excellence, earned the respect of their colleagues, and achieved recognition in the field. To be eligible, artists must be members of federally and state-recognized tribes, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian communities.

Eligibility and application guidelines are at: http://nacf.us/2014-fellowships


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Public Artists Call, Calgary

City of Calgary - Call for Public Artists
Deadline 05-21-2013

The City of Calgary Public Art Program and The City’s Community Services and Protective Services Department are seeking a professional artist(s) with established design team experience for a public art project at the new Quarry Park Recreation facility. The Quarry Park facility will be a community recreation and leisure facility to serve the recreational needs of residents in the surrounding communities and employees in the adjacent business parks. It will provide a great space to play, learn, grow and connect and is a critical component in developing an active, cultural, vibrant and complete community.

 The successful artist(s) will work as part of the design team to determine the location(s) for public art on the capital project site. The artist will then take the lead in developing a project for the agreed upon location(s). Temporary initiatives cannot be considered for this project.

The artist budget for this project is $450,000 CDN.

The Public Art Program has a vision to build a diverse collection and encourages artists working in any media to apply. Safety, durability, and continual exposure (exterior and/or interior) of the materials must be considered due to the public nature and usage of this site. Previous experience on a design team is essential and successful community engagement and consultation experience is required.

To apply: Download the complete Request for Proposal (Solicitation Number: 13-1546) from the Alberta Purchasing Connection (www.purchasingconnection.ca). Select "vendors" on the home page and register if you are a first-time user. (Registration only needs to be done once). Be sure to follow all instructions.

Deadline for submission is Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 4 p.m. MST

All requests for clarification and questions regarding the RFP must be submitted via email to Lisa Ley at lisa.ley@calgary.ca or supplyconsulting@calgary.ca.

Opportunity for Artist Writers

Call for art articles
Deadline 05-1-2013 

Post-Modern Times, a journal of aesthetics and art history is currently seeking submissions for our second issue. We are dedicated to highlighting visual artists who demonstrate exceptional skill and deal with philosophical concepts that are relevant to contemporary representational painting. Familiarity with the goals of the journal is strongly encouraged.

There is no fee for publication.
Details at: http://www.birminghamfreepress.com/PMT/Journal.html
Questions can be directed to: 205-305-1451 or po-motimes@birminghamfreepress.com


Friday, April 19, 2013

Camp/Theater Counselor Sought

Summer Employment/ Camp Theater Counselor Sought at Wolfe's Neck
Deadline- Open until filled

Wolfe's Neck Farm Foundation in Freeport is seeking a Summer Camp Theatre Counselor to work within our Summer Day Camp program.

The 2013 Theatre Counselor will work with each and every camper group several times over the course of the week to develop and practice skits or performance pieces for the Friday show. These skits or presentations should be representative of the learning and educational experiences campers have on the farm during their week of camp. The Theater Counselor will organize and facilitate all aspects of the camp-wide performance for family and friends on Friday afternoon. The Theater Counselor will also work with the Camp Director and Staff to organize Snack Time Theater, a short, staff performed skit every morning.

The Summer Day Camp program connects children to the farm, forest and sea. Our camp is an opportunity to learn about agriculture and ecology by participating in farm work, exploring the outdoors and engaging in outdoor theater and arts activities. Campers range in age from 4 to 14.

We have ten weeks of camp and one full week of training, beginning June 17th with August 31 being the last day of camp. 

* Confident working with groups of children in an outdoor setting
* An ability to work independently to develop music & theater programs around camp themes
* An enthusiasm for sustainable agriculture and the environment
* The ability to lead camp groups in songs and other musical activities
* Comfortable speaking in large groups
* Strong leadership skills
* Dependable, trustworthy and an excellent role model to children
*A Bachelors degree in Theater, Music, Performance, Education or some other related field is preferred, but not mandatory for consideration.

Undergraduate students with experience in theater and the education field are also encouraged to apply.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Eric Tadlock, Director of Education, Wolfe’s Neck Farm 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, ME 04032,
Or Email: etadlock@wolfesneckfarm.org
Or call (207) 865-4469 x106

For more information about Wolfe’s Neck Farm, please visit: www.wolfesneckfarm.org

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Civil War Symposium

Symposium on the Civil War - With Theater Session 
Deadline- 04-27-2013

Maine Humanities Council is offering a one-day symposium on the Civil War and will have a breakout session focused on Civil War theater, as well as a short performance in character of James Murdoch, an actor of the time who gave benefit performances. This event is taking place on April 27 in Portland; at Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine 88 Bedford St. Portland, Maine 04101.

$35 for  general public
$20 for students
Some scholarships areavailable.

Admission includes all sessions, materials, and lunch.

More information at: http://mainehumanities.org/special-programs/civil-war/symposium.html

Email info@mainehumanities.org with questions.


Pop Tech Seeks Coordinator

Pop Tech Seeks Speaker Coordinator, Employment (contract)
Deadline- Open until filled

PopTech seeks an energetic, diplomatic and detail-oriented individual to fill the full-time, contract position of Speaker Coordinator. The individual in this position will coordinate all fellow, faculty, speaker and performer interactions prior to, during and in the days immediately following PopTech programs, events and conferences. The position requires professionalism, exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills, and a knack for getting things done.

This position will run from May through October 31, 2013, and the opening is limited to PopTech’s Camden, Maine office.

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, enjoys working with a team of high-spirited colleagues and possesses creative problem solving and diplomacy skills. He or she should be able to adjust to rapidly changing priorities and have a pro-active, multi-tasking, collaborative work style with great attention to detail. A high level of nimbleness and positive energy is required to thrive within our small, tight-knit organization. Curiosity and stamina for learning are key attributes for our work culture.

 • Exceptional interpersonal skills, professionalism, follow-through and attention to detail are required
• Must be self-motivated and well-organized
• Personable and possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Comfortable communicating with high-level executives/celebrities by phone and in person
• Customer service focused, with excellent diplomacy skills
• Computer literate with proficiency in Keynote/PowerPoint, Microsoft Office
• BA/BS degree preferred, but will consider relevant work experience

 Further details are available at http://popte.ch/Xzzgbu.

 Please email your resume, cover letter, and reason for applying to jobs@poptech.org with the subject line SPEAKER COORDINATOR.

Because of the high volume of applicants, we will only contact those we plan to interview. No calls or visits to the office please.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Farnsworth Seeks Coordinator

Farnsworth Art Museum Seeks Membership Coordinator, Employment  (Full time)
Deadline- open until filled

The Farnsworth Art Museum is seeking a full time Membership Coordinator. Reporting to the Director, this individual oversees and aggressively works to grow membership at the Farnsworth Art Museum. Creates, implements and evaluates membership renewal and acquisition programs. Assists in the production of related advancement activities, creates correspondence, reports, and other written materials related to servicing membership, prospect research and advancement activities. Responsible for program marketing, data processing, benefit fulfillment and data analysis.

Strong organizational skills and problem solving ability essential, attention to detail, and capability to recognize and address day-to-day and long term responsibilities without direct supervision. Successful candidate is goal oriented; flexible; cooperative; and supportive of colleagues in all areas of museum operations. Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge or comparable database software is essential.

Qualifications include B.A. in Liberal Arts or related field, a minimum of five years museum or non-profit fundraising experience, including membership, or equivalent work experience. Demonstrable strengths in information and budget management and membership communications, excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills, professional demeanor with strong interpersonal skills and a high level of comfort working with the public, trustees, members and donors.

Please email cover letter and resume to employment@farnsworthmuseum.org
or mail to
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland, ME 04841, attn: Membership Coordinator Search.

Auditions at City Theater

Auditions at City Theater, Biddeford
Deadline- 05-08-2013

City Theater is looking for 6 women, 5 men and a large ensemble for 9 to 5 the Musical, to be directed by Linda Sturdivant.

Auditions will be on May 6 and 8 at the theater
Performances will be from July 19 to August 4

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Theatre Seeks Book Keeper

Grand Theatre in Ellsworth is Seeking a Book Keeper, Employment (10h per week/ $25/h) 
Deadline- Open until filled

The Grand Theatre in Ellsworth seeking a QuickBooks wizard and experienced nonprofit bookkeeper. Approximately ten (10) hours per week, flexible schedule. This is a year-round position. Responsibilities include AP/AR, generating monthly financial reports, working as a team member with Executive Director on specific reports. No payroll.

 The Grand presents live theatre & music, film & simulcasts from the Metropolitan Opera, and offers theatrical education for youth.

To apply, Contact Zoe Alexis Scott, Executive Director The Grand (207) 667-9500

Details about upcoming events, mission & vision can be found at www.grandonline.org

PopTech Seeks Concierge

PopTech Seeks Registrar/Concierge, Employment (contract)
Deadline- Open until filled

PopTech seeks an energetic, detail-oriented individual to fill the full-time, contract position of Registrar/Concierge. The individual in this position will play a key role in facilitating event ticket sales and registrations, and will provide concierge services to event participants. The position requires business savvy, excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as a knack for getting things done.

This position will run from May through October 31, 2013, and the opening is limited to PopTech’s Camden, Maine office. 

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, enjoys working with a team of high-spirited colleagues and possesses creative problem solving and diplomacy skills. He or she should be able to adjust to rapidly changing priorities and have a pro-active, multi-tasking, collaborative work style with great attention to detail. A high level of nimbleness and positive energy is required to thrive within our small, tight-knit organization. Curiosity and stamina for learning are key attributes for our work culture. 

• Minimum of two years’ experience in hospitality or customer service industries 
• Direct sales/marketing experience a plus 
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, professionalism, follow-through and attention to detail are required 
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 
• Computer literacy with proficiency in Excel and Word, and an ability to attain proficiency in other communication and database software 
 • BA/BS degree preferred, but will consider relevant work experience 

Further details are available at http://popte.ch/XzzcIN

Please email your resume, cover letter, and reason for applying to jobs@poptech.org with the subject line REGISTRAR/CONCIERGE. 

Because of the high volume of applicants, we will only contact those we plan to interview. No calls or visits to the office please.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Public Art RFP, Denver

Denver International Airport - Public Art RFP
Deadline 05-31-2013

The Denver International Airport (DEN) Art & Culture Program (in collaboration with Arts & Venues Denver) seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an exterior work of art for the north wall of the T1 Roadway and bus station (Public Transit Center) for the new South Terminal Redevelopment Program.

The commission amount is $200,000 USD.
Deadline for submitting portfolios is May 31, 2013, 5:00 PM MST.

The north wall is part of the Public Transit Center currently being constructed at DEN, and will be a very active bus station when it opens in 2015 and the artwork will be visible to the thousands of employees and travelers arriving by bus every day. The DEN Art Committee has recommended artwork that will give color and/or luminosity to a 400-foot long masonry block wall on the north side of the bus drop-off area. Materials should be durable, easy to clean and maintain and able to withstand dirt and snow/ice-melt chemicals that might be used in the area. This commission is open to artists/artist teams working in all media.

More information about this and future public art and design opportunities at DEN will be posted on the website: http://business.flydenver.com/bizops/artProgram.asp

Be sure to sign up for email program notifications at the same website.

Please note: if you have already submitted your information for the STRP Public Art Registry, no further action is required to be considered for this opportunity.

Matt Chasansky
Director, Art and Culture Program 
Denver International Airport Executive Office
Airport Office Building 8500 Peña Boulevard
Denver, CO 80249-6340

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Call to Sculptors - Public Art in Kentucky

Public art call
Deadline 05-17-2013

The City of Middletown, KY is accepting qualifications from Artists/Sculptors to create a Governor Lawrence Wetherby Statue in Wetherby Park, 11803 Old Shelbyville Road, Middletown KY. The selected artist will be required to work with the Governor Lawrence Wetherby Statue Committee (GLWSC) and any other entity the Committee deems necessary.  Project exploration, concept development, fabrication and installation will occur Spring 2013 to Fall 2014

Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2013
Budget: $100,000 - $150,000

Details at: http://cityofmiddletownky.org/city-of-middletown-accepting-qualifications-from-artists-for-public-art-opportunity/ 

Lori Meadows Executive Director,
Kentucky Arts Council
Mero St. Capital Plaza Tower 21st Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-3757 x 482 500

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Music Camp Counselors Sought

Employment (seasonal)
Deadline- Open until filled

New England Music Camp seeks people who are enthusiastic, skilled, creative and sensitive to the emotional needs of others. The selection of counselors will be based primarily upon the demonstration of leadership qualities, recreational skills and genuine interest and understanding of young people. Priority will be given to those applicants who:
(1.) have had previous experience in counseling and/or resident camping,
(2.) can demonstrate ability to plan and implement innovative activities and
(3.) work successfully as team members.

Your musical ability (or lack thereof) will have no bearing on your selection as a prospective counselor, with the single exception of guitar skills. As a counselor, you will have no responsibilities in the music portion of our program and will have limited time to participate in the program yourselves.


  • Live in cabins with campers (ages 11-18) 
  • Supervise campers in living areas 
  • Plan and supervise afternoon recreational programs and evening social programs 
  • Work cooperatively with other counselors, staff and music faculty members 


  • Applicants have reached the age of 19 and have completed one year of college or similar experience prior to the beginning of the camp season. 
  • Applicants must have an interest in working with and leading young people. 
  • As counselors do not have any responsibilities in the music portion of the NEMC program, musical ability has no bearing on the hiring process. 

Application: Send application materials to: counseling@nemusiccamp.com

New applicants need to submit the following:
Letter from Head Counselors
Counselor Application Form
3 Letters of Recommendation/Reference Returning Applicants
Returning counselors need to submit the returning counselor form:

 Please feel free to contact the camp with any questions at counseling@nemusiccamp.com

More information is at: http://nemusiccamp.com/about/employment-opportunities-at-nemc/


Friday, April 12, 2013

Transportation Support for Collins and Hudson Visits

Travel funds for K-12
Deadline - open

The Quimby Family Foundation is generously sponsoring a field trip fund, which will help defray transportation costs and tour and performance fees for Collins Center for the Arts and Hudson Museum.

Funds will support field trips taken during the 2012-2013 school year, for schools in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, Waldo, Hancock and Aroostook counties. The application form requests specific budget information for transportation costs based on a per mile expense for the bus plus driver costs. Schools are be required to match 1:1 the amount requested and requests may not exceed $500 per school.

To apply to this fund, school teachers must complete a one-page application addressing the goals of their trip, how it meets state mandated education initiatives, and how this opportunity will enhance classroom learning. Applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the intended visit or performance date.

Download the Quimby Family Foundation Field Trip Grant Form at: http://www.umaine.edu/hudsonmuseum/Fieldtrip_Application.pdf

Auditions at Ziggurat Theatre

Theatre audition
Deadline- Open until filled

Ziggurat Theatre is currently auditioning two plays which will be performed in repertory. Some actors may be cast in both plays.

Rehearsals will begin July 2
Performances will be from July 20 to August 11.

Salamanticus, a comedy/fantasy about an ailing kingdom and three misfits in search of a supernatural book they think will set everything right. The book, The Salamanticus, is supposed to contain all the secrets of the universe but is rendered in a most mysterious manner.

Twelfth Night, the Shakespeare comedy classic about a shipwreck, disguises, love and  misunderstandings.

More information is at: http://www.ziggurattheatre.org/getinvolved/auditions.html

If interested please email: info@ziggurattheatre.org


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Making Media Now Conference

Film and media conference
Deadline 05-03-2013

Filmmakers Collaborative's Making Media Now conference - Friday, May 3rd at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston.

This year's theme, Living the Connection Economy, explores how media makers can do their best work by tapping both creative and business connections. Conference highlights include: finding and mining "New Forms - New Opportunities"; achieving financial and social impact success through "The Double Bottom Line"; and a spirited "Art of the Pitch," featuring live producer pitches and industry expert analysis.

More info and tickets available at: http://filmmakerscollab.org/front-page/programs/making-media-now-13/

PSO Seeks Manager

Portland Symphony Orchestra Seeks Personnel Manager
Deadline 04-18-2013

The Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO)’s mission is to “serve our community by enriching lives through music.” In its 88th season, the PSO is regarded as one of the top symphony orchestras of its size in the country. A musical hub for 82 professional musicians, the PSO strives to achieve the highest level of artistic quality, develop and nurture meaningful community relationships, and inspire children and adults through lifelong learning programs. Programming includes: 11 Classical, 8 Pops, 3 family “Discovery” and 12 “Magic of Christmas” concerts; 4 Youth Concerts (ages 8-12), and 65+ KinderKonzerts (ages 3-7, performed in 12 Maine communities).

The Personnel Manager will be the primary contractor for Musicians to fill openings in the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Supports the administration of the PSO’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. Serves as a liaison between the Music Director and the Musicians. The Orchestra Personnel Manager reports to the Director of Artistic Operations and is present at all orchestra services.

Primary responsibilities
  • Contracting
  • Preparation and Organization
  • Audition Coordination
Must have a minimum of two years as a performer in a professional orchestra and/or experience in orchestra personnel administration; knowledge of/sensitivity to personnel policies and practices; highly motivated individual with strong organizational and communication skills; willing to work as part of a team in an intimate office setting; ability to anticipate and resolve issues creatively; ability to establish and maintain trust and confidentiality. This position requires patience and the ability to independently prioritize and complete work in a complex environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrable ability to work positively with a variety of people under pressure; Strong computer skills required (Word processing, Spreadsheets, E-mail, Internet).

 To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Carolyn Nishon, Director of Artistic Operations, Portland Symphony Orchestra at cnishon@portlandsymphony.org

All applications must be electronic, submitted as either a PDF (preferred) or Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx). No phone calls please.

Orchestra website is at: www.portlandsymphony.org

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Call to Photographers

StoneCrop Gallery Call to Photographers
Deadline 05-07-2013

StoneCrop Gallery in York is looking for photographic works made by cell phone cameras for inclusion in an exhibition that will run May 25 through July 8, 2013. Local, national, and international artists are encouraged to apply.

StoneCrop Gallery is a seasonal fine art photography gallery located in scenic York, Maine, steps from the Ogunquit Museum of Art. Both a gallery and unique piece of architecture, StoneCrop has been a home to artists for much of the past century, and now strives to exhibit professional as well as emerging photographers

A $15.00 submission fee covers up to five (5) images and includes printing by the gallery of all accepted images. Entries will not be reviewed until payment has been made. All entries must be made through the online submission form.

Application can be found at: http://www.stonecropgallery.com/submit/

For more information on the gallery, visit: www.stonecropgallery.com

STEP UP 2013- Emerging Artist Call

Call to artists
Deadline 05-13-2013

STEP UP is a series of six solo exhibitions open to emerging artists living in New York, New Jersey or New England. The STEP UP exhibition series seeks to provide emerging artists in our region an exhibition and publication opportunity at a critical moment in their careers. While artists are permitted to propose the exhibition of existing work, the jury places special emphasis on proposals that call for the creation of new work.

STEP UP 2013 accepts submissions entirely online, and is free of charge to all applicants. STEP UP 2013 Jurors: Sharon Butler: Artist, writer, and publisher of Two Coats of Paint, represented by Pocket Utopia, New York, NY Carl E. Hazlewood: Curator, writer, artist and co-founder of Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ Denise Markonish: Curator at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA

Complete information at:  http://www.realartways.org/visualarts.htm#stepup13

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Maine Media Workshop Scholarships

Media art and film scholarships
Deadline - various

Maine Media Workshops have more than a dozen scholarships listed on their website, so chances are good that one of them is right for you. Although a few of them can be applied for at any time of year, the vast majority have April or May submissions deadlines. Here is a quick snap-shot of all of our scholarships, and who they are targeted towards. For more details about submission requirements, check out the complete list of scholarships on the website.

Scholarships With Deadlines:
Yarka Vendrinska Memorial Photojouranlism Supporting emerging photojournalists seeking to advance their careers. Deadline: April 19, 2013.

 Karen Van Allsburg Memorial Scholarship Supporting emerging female artists looking to further their skills in still photography. Deadline: April 26, 2013.

Anton/Bauer Scholarship Supporting students attending one-week digital video production workshops. Deadline: April 26, 2013.

The Arnold Newman Scholarships for Young Photographers Supporting teens attending MMW+C's Young Artist programs. Deadline: May 3, 2013.

The Kevin McCabe Young Photographer Scholarships Two Scholarship opportunities: one supporting teens from central New York state attending MMW+C's Young Photographers programs, and the other supporting teens from anywhere attending any of MMW+C's Young Artist programs. Deadline: May 3, 2013.

The Camden Hills Regional High School Scholarships Supporting students from Camden Hills Regional High School attending MMW+C's Young Artist programs. Deadline: May 3, 2013.

The General Workshops Scholarship Fund for Young Artists Supporting teens attending MMW+C's Young Artist programs. Deadline: May 3, 2013.

The Charles Altschul Scholarship Supporting students attending MMW+C's Professional Certificate or MFA programs. Deadline: May 24, 2013.

Scholarships Without Deadlines:
The Mattina Proctor Scholarship Fund Supporting students attending any of MMW+C's Rockport programs.

The Paul Caponigro Scholarship Supporting students in MMW+C's Professional Certificate program.

The Arnold Newman Scholarship Supporting students attending any of MMW+C's Rockport programs.

The General Workshops Scholarship Fund Supporting students attending any of MMW+C's Rockport programs.

More details at: http://www.mainemedia.edu/scholarships


Tenure-track Professor for New Media and Intermedia

Employment (full time) 
Deadline- Open until filled

University of Maine at Orono is excited to announce an opening for a new faculty position to begin fall 2013 in the New Media Department. This tenure-track position will serve both the 150-odd undergraduates of this innovative department as well as the Intermedia MFA program.

The faculty member will be able to take advantage of a number of exciting recent developments in this award-winning department, including the just-opened IMRC (Innovative Media Research and Commercialization) center, whose cutting-edge facilities include state-of-the-art 3d printing, audio/video, and physical computing labs. The new faculty member will also be encouraged to contribute to new departmental initiatives such as a peer-to-peer digital badge program, an across-the-curriculum HTML5 initiative, and the Digital Curation graduate program launched last fall.

The successful candidate will have an established career in one or more areas of New Media, such as participatory media, interactive technologies, mobile apps, physical computing, or Web development, as well as work in, or knowledge of, Intermedia.

 Encouraged to forge collaborations with our existing New Media faculty and students, as well as across campus and with communities beyond, this hire will augment the department's collaborative, interdisciplinary character. Its already diverse faculty hail from art, engineering, journalism, and literature. Thanks to its innovative sequence structure, New Media's curriculum trains undergraduates in flexibility of thought together with hands-on investigations in specific technologies. The program culminates in an ambitious, self-directed year-long capstone. Past New Media capstones have included cell phone cinema festivals, peer-to-peer photography, datagloves for the deaf, and real-time Twitter analysis of US elections.

Anyone interested in applying for the position should follow the instructions at: http://jobs.umaine.edu/blog/2013/03/21/assistant-professor-of-new-media/

Please direct questions to: application@umit.maine.edu or jippolito@maine.edu.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Theater at Monmouth Summer Company Opportunities

Employment (seasonal) 
Deadline- open until filled

Join the Theater at Monmouth Summer Company for our 44th season. The 2013 Summer Season includes: Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Francis Beaumont’s Knight of the Burning Pestle; Thornton Wilder’s 75th Anniversary of Our Town; Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking; and an original adaptation of Margery Williams’ The Velveteen Rabbit. TAM’s summer season is a true ensemble of more than 50 theatre artists from all over the country.

We rehearse and perform in repertory in Cumston Hall, a 250-seat Victorian opera house; rehearsals take place in our newly renovated Grange Hall. Most contracts run from June 10th through August 18th, although some production contracts end on July 28th. All contracts include housing, meals, and the opportunity to spend your summer presenting classic plays for appreciative audiences.

More information at: http://www.theateratmonmouth.org/opportunities.html


Auditions at Lyric Music Theater

Deadline 04-15-2013

Lyric Music theater is seeking to cast a production of Deathtrap by Ira Levin. To be directed by John U Robinson.

Auditions will be Sunday, April 14 and Monday, April 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the theater.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. A copy of the script is available at the Lyric box office during box office open hours. All parts are open and everyone auditioning will be considered.

Show dates: June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 (must be available for all performance dates)

Cast of Characters:
Sidney Bruhl (40-60's) - a struggling playwright; married to Myra.
Myra Bruhl (40's) - Sidney's self-effacing wife.
Clifford Anderson(20's) - a handsome playwright student of Sidneys. 
Helga ten Dorp (40-70's) - a strong-jawed, Teutonic woman; neighbor to Myra and Sidney; psychic.
Porter Milgrim (mid-50's) - a man of substance. Professional friend of Sidney.
*ages listed are guidelines and do not have to be the actual ages of the actors auditioning.

information can be found at: http://www.lyricmusictheater.org/auditions.aspx

For further information, please email John U Robinson at: jurobinson80@gmail.com


Sunday, April 7, 2013

FIGMENT Boston. Call to Artists

Call to artists
Deadline- 06-17-2013

Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island, what began as a few thousand enthusiasts enjoying a handful of participatory art projects on a sunny July afternoon has ballooned into a multi-day, multi-city event that drew over 30,000 participants in NYC and Boston in 2011.

FIGMENT Boston 2012 was an amazing success, with approximately 6,000 participants interacting with nearly 100 art projects. In 2013, FIGMENT seeks to continue its mission to offer free, inclusive and participatory art to entire communities, removing the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees and blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art. This year, FIGMENT Boston will take place during the weekend of July 27 and 28. It is our hope that this new portal will create an easier submission process, as well as a way to archive all the wonderful info FIGMENT needs to produce FIGMENT and support our artists.

To Submit a Proposal:
 1 Submit your art project by 11:59pm ET on Monday, June 17, 2013, using our artist portal.
 2 We will start notifying registered artists from June 1, 2013 if their project has been selected to be part of FIGMENT Boston 2013. Projects will be selected in the order they are received until we fill the entire space, so don’t wait until the last minute to submit! Our goal is to accept ALL of the projects that meet our criteria.
 3 Once accepted, you can begin work on your project immediately! Our curatorial staff will be available to answer your questions and we will check in with you several weeks before the event. Entries are encouraged from individuals or teams of any age or experience level, provided they are prepared to carry out the project.

Proposal Criteria:
Projects can include but are not limited to: installations, games, workshops, (roving) performances, multimedia, electronic art, and music. Your FIGMENT Weekend project can be submitted by an individual or group of individuals. Projects will be selected based on creativity, interactivity, structural integrity, context and impact, sustainability, feasibility, and community involvement. We are excited to have a night-time component to FIGMENT Boston! A small portion of the overall FIGMENT site will remain open until 11PM on Saturday, July 27, for participants who wish to bring light-based pieces. Please bear in mind that this is a public park in the middle of the city, so true darkness is hard to find. Your light pieces must not interfere with traffic or public safety.

Direct questions to: BOSTONcuratorial@figmentproject.org
Applications are at: http://boston.figmentproject.org/get-involved/submit-a-project


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Artraker Fund

Award to artists
Deadline- 05-01-2013

The Artraker Fund. The Fund was established in 2012 and awards art that helps raise awareness, communicate, stimulate debate and transform our understanding of war, violent conflict and social upheaval. We welcome submissions from artists of all nationalities and at any stage of their careers. Award is 2500GPB

The deadline for submissions is 1 May and the Award is presented on International Peace Day (21 September) in London (United Kingdom) each year.

Questions can be directed to: submissions@artraker.org

More information can be found at: http://artraker.org/

Friday, April 5, 2013

Creative Arts Exchange Initiative

International performing arts program
Deadline- 05-6-2013 

Creative Arts Exchange initiatives are arts-based international people-to-people exchanges that support and further U.S. Department of State foreign policy objectives. The Cultural Programs Division determines eligible themes under the Creative Arts Exchange Open Competition annually. The FY2013 themes: 

1. Economic Statecraft and the Arts ($500,000) An exchange program to send abroad small delegations of recognized American creative and business experts to provide a 360° perspective of a creative industry and contribute to the sustained development of a creative economy in emerging democracies and markets.

2. Arts in Collaboration ($800,000) An international exchange program in urban arts and hip hop that incorporates artistic collaboration, professional development and outreach to youth to explore and address conflict resolution strategies.

3. Community Engagement through the Arts ($500,000) An exchange program to send American artists abroad to collaborate with local youth and underserved populations on community-based art projects in the mural arts and/or new media arts. Applicants can submit a proposal for up to $500,000 that incorporates mural arts and new media arts or submit a proposal for $250,000 that identifies either mural arts or new media arts.

4. Professional Development in the Arts ($155,000) To implement short-term, in-depth professional development, cultural exchange projects for international participants in the U.S.

More information at: www.grants.gov

Funding Opportunity Number: ECA-PE-C-CU-13-26

Thursday, April 4, 2013

National Guild for Community Arts Education Award

Arts education grant
Deadline- 05-16-2013

The National Guild for Community Arts Education is accepting applications from member organizations for projects that enhance arts learning in K-12 public schools. Funding is available for partnerships that will provide programming during the 2013-14 school year.

Through the National Guild for Community Arts Education/MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education program, matching grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to projects that exemplify best practices in creating and sustaining effective arts education partnerships; demonstrate joint design and execution of programming, curricula, professional development, and evaluation; provide high-quality arts learning experiences that meet national, state, and/or local arts education standards; and serve significant numbers of public school students during the school day and/or extended school day.

Only organizations that are full members in good standing of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and are recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply.

Non-member organizations should submit a membership application and first-year dues payments at least one week prior to submitting an application. For programs to be considered, each student must receive at least twenty sessions of sequential arts instruction, with a minimum of at least ten sessions per semester. Priority is given to programs that provide instruction at least once a week for a minimum of ten weeks each semester. All sessions must be led by professional teaching artists, and the number of students served must be one hundred or more. Grant funds must be matched on at least a one-to-one basis with funding from other sources.

Eligibility and application guidelines can be found at the National Guild for Community Arts Education site at: http://www.nationalguild.org/Programs/Grants/Grantmaking/2012-Guidelines-and-Forms.aspx


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ogunquit Playhouse Seeks Development Manager

Employment (Full time)
Deadline- Open until filled

The Ogunquit Playhouse seeks a Development Manager with experience to fill a full-time, year-round position within its Business Office. The primary focus of this position is to provide direction and leadership for all aspects of the Development Department. Responsible for oversight of successful fundraising, increase of memberships, grant writing and prospect research, coordination of special events, cultivation of donors, management of planned giving and a capital campaign.

The Development Manager would be expected to design, implement and manage a comprehensive development plan. Candidates must be self-motivated, highly organized and able to work independently with speed and proficiency in a fast paced environment. Successful applicants must possess the ability to multitask, handle quick deadlines and display excellent written and verbal skills, along with a strong attention to detail and problem solving capabilities. Duties include support of all aspects of the Development Department and an Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors, as well as other departments, as necessary. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work as a team member are a must.

The Ogunquit Playhouse is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Over its 80-year history of producing the highest quality theatre, it has earned the title of “America’s Foremost Summer Theatre.” A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a related degree and 3-5 years of experience leading Development Efforts are required.

Please send cover letter and resume to Leslie Randazzo, Director of Finance and Administration, Ogunquit Playhouse, P.O. Box 915, Ogunquit, ME 03907

or via email to leslierandazzo@ogunquitplayhouse.org.

Resumes and cover letters will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is determined.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Residence at the Carving Studio in Stowe, VT

Artist residency for sculptors 
Deadline- 04-08-2013

Artists in Residence are integral to the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center programming as they create sculpture and interact with the arts community. They comprise an important facet of our creative learning environment, providing a look at diverse artistic processes. Residents come from around the world, as well as Vermont and other states in this country. Artist residencies vary in duration from one week to one or two months.

In addition to individual residencies, we have ongoing relationships with arts organizations in Peru, Kenya and China to foster understanding and cultural exchange with sculptors from those countries.

To apply, please send your resume, statement/proposal and digital images (jpegs) or slide portfolio (no more than 20 images) to: The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777

Direct questions to: info@carvingstudio.org, 802.438.2097

More information at: http://carvingstudio.org/residencies/residencies.asp


Creative Communities Exchange Conference Scholarships

Art and community conference 
Deadline - 04-08-2013 (for scholarships)

On June sixth and seventh the Creative Communities Exchange will immerse participants in Portland's vibrant Arts District, a downtown area that has experienced a remarkable story of revitalization through a focus on the arts, culture, education, and creative inspiration. The event is sponsored by the New England Foundation for the Arts and community locations include: Maine College of Art (Event hub), Community Television Network, Portland Stage, Space Gallery, and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

Join New England leaders as we exchange innovative ideas, strengthen our network, and offer practical how-to advice on building our creative communities. We will explore the abundant creative assets of New England and learn how - through connections, influence, vision, leadership, and patience - the creative sector continues to breathe life and opportunity into the region. Workshops will highlight “creative place-making” initiatives from cities and towns of ALL sizes throughout New England. Topics will include: Physical and organizational infrastructure to attract and retain cultural assets (cultural plans, zoning, real estate development). Collaborations within the creative sector (cultural nonprofits, creative businesses, artists, entrepreneurs working together) Leadership from within or from outside the creative sector (cultural plan implementation, program development) Creative partnerships across sectors (“creative bedfellows” developing language to bridge gaps in understanding between arts, creative, government, etc.) Creative community in context (outcomes and effects of a thriving creative community)

Registration: $80 through May 6
Registration: $100 after May 6

Scholarships: Deadline April 8, 2013, with notifications made mid-April.

Full information can be found at: http://www.nefa.org/events/creative_communities_exchange_2013?utm_source=Public+Art+Bulletin+April+2013&utm_campaign=Public+Art+Bulletin+April+2013&utm_medium=email


Monday, April 1, 2013

Call to Student Artists for Public Art

Student artists call
Deadline 04-05-2013

The Connect Historic Boston Public Art Ideas Competitionis a student competition for Public Art proposals that engage and activate the street networks, transportation modes and links to National Park Service sites throughout downtown Boston. Three proposals will be selected to receive a financial award of $500 each by a jury of artists, public art administrators and transportation experts.

An exhibit of all proposals will take place late spring/early summer at BSA Space, home to the Boston Society of Architects at 290 Congress Street in Boston. The scope of the project includes most of downtown Boston including Faneuil Hall, the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and The Abiel Smith School on Joy Street along the Black Heritage Trail in Beacon Hill. We are also including The Charlestown Navy Yard. Key transit includes the T (specifically the North Station, Haymarket, State Street and Aquarium stations), bus connections at Haymarket, the ferry to Charlestown from Long Wharf, and bikeshare facilities.

We are expanding our outreach with a Public Art Ideas competition. We want to see ideas of how best to celebrate this initiative. How would you call attention to public transportation and historical sites? How do you engage and activate the streets, infrastructure, stations, waterways, sites and even transportation itself, enhancing the experience of moving through the city? What are the opportunities to create a memorable event or intervention that celebrates city life? Is it performative, ephemeral, temporal or virtual? Can you imagine a Hubway (bikeshare) ballet? A light, sound or video installation? A ferry parade? The scope is broad and far-reaching, but whatever you conjure up it MUST relate to transportation, movement and place.

We welcome submissions by New England (ME, MA, NH, VT, RI and CT) University and College Students (graduate and undergraduate) from all fields, particularly the visual and performing arts, landscape architecture, design and engineering. Interdisciplinary teams are highly encouraged. Only one entry per individual/team.

Direct questions to: Addy.Smith-Reiman@cityofboston.gov

More information can be found at http://bostoncompletestreets.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Connect-Historic-Boston-IDEAS-Competition-FINAL-CALL-2.1.13.pdf


National Storytelling Award

Performing arts grant
Deadline- 04-30-2013

The National Storytelling Network is accepting applications for the 2013 Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling for projects that promote understanding of the ways storytelling can promote change in individuals and communities.

Grants of $5,000 will be awarded in support of storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or local organization, and replicable in other places and situations. Projects should have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients, inspiring excellence in applied storytelling work and communicating to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling. Projects may involve various kinds of stories, including traditional tales and myths as well as personal and ad hoc narratives. Although oral storytelling should be central to the project, the work need not be conducted by professional storytellers. Educators, therapists, naturalists, internal or external organizational practitioners, and/or other personnel appropriate to the situation may carry out the project, so long as they can draw on suitable storytelling expertise and experience.

Areas of interest include health care, environmental education/activism, community development, law, multicultural awareness, organizational development, leadership, intergenerational initiatives, empowerment of the disabled, substance abuse prevention, and educational curriculum at all levels. Preliminary proposals are due no later than April 30, 2013, with all applicants to be notified by e-mail by June 5, 2013. Invited final-round applications will be due by June 30, 2013.

See the National Storytelling Network Web site for eligibility and application guidelines at: http://storynet.org/grants/brimstone.html