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Friday, May 31, 2013

Cobscook Writers' Conference

Cobscook Community Learning Center Launches Writers' Conference; Iota
Deadline 07-22-2013 

 The Cobscook Community Learning Center will launch a writers’ conference this summer called Iota: The Conference of Short Prose, on August 22–25. The event will be an enriching educational experience for local writers or those from elsewhere.

Iota has attracted a nationally known trio of writers and educators to serve as faculty. This team will lead workshops in three genres (nonfiction, fiction, and prose poetry and hybrid forms), as well as offer several team-taught sessions to encourage cross-genre experimentation. Sven Birkerts, who will teach nonfiction and essay writing, is the author of nine books, has been editor of AGNI since July 2002, and has reviewed regularly for The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, Esquire, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other publications. He has taught writing at Harvard University, Emerson College, Amherst College, and Mt. Holyoke College, and is director of the graduate Bennington Writing Seminars. Arielle Greenberg, who will teach prose poetry and hybrid forms, is the author of the poetry collections My Kafka Century and Given, and the chapbooks Shake Her and Farther Down: Songs from the Allergy Trials. She is also co-author, with Rachel Zucker, of the hybrid genre nonfiction book Home/Birth: A Poemic. Her poems have been included the 2004 and 2005 editions of Best American Poetry, and several anthologies specific to prose poems. In addition to her work on hybrid-genres, Arielle writes a regular column on contemporary poetics for the American Poetry Review. She serves on the MFA faculty at the University of Tampa. Lewis Robinson, who will teach short fiction, is the author of the novel Water Dogs and the short story collection Officer Friendly. Lewis graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2001, has received a Whiting Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and is currently at work on a novel.

Iota will be housed, for its first year, at Roosevelt Campobello International Park. In future years, once the CCLC completes Heartwood Lodge (a dormitory and learning space), much of the conference will be moved to the center’s campus in Trescott. This year’s conference schedule includes field trips to the Lubec area, visits to local businesses, and hikes on the U.S. side.

The cost for participation in the conference (including lodging, workshops, and food ) is $650, and there is an early bird discount of $25 off for registrations received before May 1. The commuter price, for those who do not need overnight lodging, is $440 for workshops, lunches, and dinners, or $375 for just workshops and lunches.

The CCLC has made two full scholarships available for participation in Iota. One will be awarded to a Washington County resident (through the center’s general scholarship fund) and the other will be awarded to a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe (through the Jimmy Soctomah Memorial Scholarship fund). Scholarship applications are due by May 1.

 For more information, including scholarship materials, visit: www.cclc.me/iota or call 207/733-2233.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Audience Engagement Grant

Audience Engagement Grant for photographers work with social justice issues
Deadline- 06-18-2013

The Open Society Foundations Audience Engagement Grant supports photographers to take an existing body of work on a social justice or human rights issue and devise an innovative and effective way of using that work as a tool for social change. We are looking for projects that serve as interventions on pressing problems and provide concrete ways for photographers, organizations, and their target audiences to create a positive impact.

We are interested in well-designed projects that:

  • inspire audiences visually and create meaningful interactions with photographic content 
  • utilize photography as the basis for programming or tools that move people beyond the act of looking and directly involve them in activities or processes that lead to concrete forms of social change 
  • provide deeper, more nuanced understanding of human rights and social justice issues 
  • pairs photographers with organizations that are currently working on related issues and connected to the target audience 

Proposed projects should include the following elements:
Partners: The Audience Engagement Grant supports photographers who are partnering with organizations on collaborative projects. Each project partner should have the skills and track record to realize the project and must commit time and resources to implement it. Partnership should include:

  • Photographer or Curator/Project Organizer, whose expertise is in the production or presentation of documentary photography 
  • Audience Engagement Partner(s), with expertise in a specific issue and already connected to the target audience 
  • OPTIONAL: Distribution Partner with expertise in the dissemination or presentation method

Projects: We are seeking projects that include the following:

  • An existing body of compelling photographs that documents a human rights or social justice issue. Preference will be given to projects that address issues and geographical areas of concern to the Open Society Foundations. 
  • Effective and innovative ideas for using photography to spark deeper engagement with a particular community on a social justice or human rights issue 
  • Well-designed dissemination strategies that are uniquely tailored to meet the needs and interests of a target audience 
  • A detailed plan for engaging targeted audiences in concrete ways 
  • Clearly articulated theory of change that explains how the project will result in concrete solutions 

The following projects are NOT eligible for funding:

  • Requests to shoot new work 
  • Dated material, unless the purpose is to collect and preserve untold, alternative, or historically significant narratives about a particular community or historical event 
  • Projects whose only goal is to fundraise and/or raise awareness in a general way 
  • Projects geared toward “the general public,” and do not identify a primary target audience 
  • Exhibitions that serve only the interests of the photographer or the gallery 
  • Book production 
  • Documentary film or video 
  • Lobbying activities 

Five to eight grants will be awarded, ranging from $10,000 to $30,000. Grant funds cannot be used to shoot new imagery. When selected projects closely align with the work of the Open Society Foundations, we will facilitate contact with relevant foundation staff and grantees. Full application due June 18, 2013 (5:00 p.m. EST).

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Project:Connect Grant

An opportunity and challenge for connected learning projects 
Deadline- 06-10-2013

The Digital Media and Learning Competition, administered by HASTAC and supported by the MacArthur Foundation, and in collaboration with the Born This Way Foundation and Mozilla, is calling for proposals that offer youth a chance to “Project:Connect” this summer. The Project:Connect-Summer Youth Programming Competition for U.S. based organizations that support learning, youth development and civic engagement calls for Summer event and programming proposals to excite and enable youth to engage the web in civil, collaborative, productive, safe, and confidence-building ways.

Project:Connect-Youth Summer Programs will be held July-September, 2013.

Up to $10,000 per institution; winners to be announced in early July 2013.

Who is eligible to apply:
U.S.-based non-profit learning development and civic engagement institutions and organizations (including learning development organizations such as museums, libraries, after school and summer programs).

The Project:Connect-Summer Youth Programming Competition supports single or multi-day participatory and hands-on learning experiences (labs, hackathons, pop-up events) to be held at U.S.-based organizations from July-September, 2013. Workshops or hackathons will support youth working with peers, mentors, and educators on learning and creating experiences toward a better web for all. Based on the principles of Connected Learning—learning that is equitable, social, and participatory— Project:Connect Summer Youth Programs will give young people hands-on experience creating, testing, and investigating ways to make using the web a better place to learn, connect, make, contribute, and share.

Winning proposals will create:

  • Social Tools for Social Good – Enabling people to create a culture of kindness, respect, and safety that enhances civic participation for youth. 
  • Social Tools that Enable Control of Information – Helping youth understand how to control their information, and manage privacy and security. 
  • Social Tools that Enable Literacy – Helping youth build, access, and understand the web in ways that support interest-driven learning, and empower learners to connect in safe ways with resources, mentors, and peers. 

Program participants may design or create:

  • Social apps – Create apps, including mobile apps, that promote and enable civic engagement with peers, community building, and kindness to others. 
  • Badging programs – Create apps, including mobile apps, that leverage badging and other recognition and feedback methods to inspire youth to develop civic engagement with peers and community building in connected, cooperative, collaborative, safe, and respectful ways. 
  • Learning content – Create learning content, curricula, media promotions, and other approaches about how to foster a more engaged, egalitarian, safe, and sharing internet.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

MFVA Spring Meeting

How to Make a Great Film Trailer at MFVA Spring Membership Meeting at Maine College of Art
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Please join us at the next meeting of the Maine Film & Video Association where we will learn more about the art of making a great film trailer. Our panelists will screen a number of diverse trailers selected from submissions from our community and other favorites. During a critique of the submissions we will get insights into that magic appeal that grabs people's attention. Is it how a story is structured, what is it about the images, the cutting, the music and effects? Our panelists in their careers have either made or viewed literally thousands of trailers and we will learn from them their ideas of what makes one great.

5:30-8:30pm at Osher Auditorium Maine College of Art

This event is free for MFVA members
$10 for non-members
$25 to become a member
Free Otto's Pizza and beverages

Panelists Include:
Louise Rosen, Moderator
Sara Archambault, Program Director LEF Foundation
Hutson Hayward, Herzog & Co. editor
Sarah Ruddy, Strand Theater Executive Director
Kirk Wolfinger, Lone Wolf Productions


Monday, May 27, 2013

Penobscot Theatre Auditions

Open Auditions at the Penobscot Theatre
June 1: 10-5pm - Adult Open Call (18+)
June 8: 10-5pm - Youth Open Call (8 - 17yrs)

AEA and Non-AEA should prepare two short monologues, not more than 2 minutes each and 16 bars of a song which shows off your range, if you sing. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a picture and resume. Children should prepare a poem or passage of their choosing and should be able to sing a short song of their choosing, with or without piano accompaniment. Please bring a picture and resume or short bio about yourself. Appointments are 10minutes each.

Callbacks will be:
June 9: 12-5pm - ONE BLUE TARP

June 24, 25, 26: 5-8:30pm- CINDERELLA




To arrange an audition time, email casting@penobscottheatre.org


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Filmmaker Retreat in Vermont

The Center for Independent Documentary and the Kopkind Center are sponsoring a week-long retreat  Deadline- 06-07-2013

Calling to independent documentary filmmakers who would like to participate in a week long seminar and retreat in southern Vermont, limited to nine filmmakers along with special invited guests.

 July 28 - August 4, 2013. Treefrog Farm - Guilford, Vermont. Imagine: you, your film or work-in-progress, and a week in a bucolic setting with other filmmakers. Enjoy film screenings in the barn, problem solving in the hot tub, networking at the swimming hole, conquering crowdfunding over coffee on the deck... At a time when you may feel overwhelmed by everything it takes to make your film, this is the week to finally take the time to assess what filmmaking is to you and what it will take to make you succeed on your terms. Join us to explore your own work and the issues you face with your film and recharge your creative battery with a special brand of "radical relaxation: great films, great food and deep discussions on the art, politics and the plain fun of filmmaking."

 Applying for the retreat week is easy. Just write a letter to Susi Walsh and John Scagliotti to let us know something about you and what you are working on that you might want to “workshop” that week (plan to screen 20-30 minutes of either a work in progress or completed piece). Send the letter to John Scagliotti (stonewal@sover.net) and Susi Walsh (susi@documentaries.org). We expect to have more applicants than spaces so please respond as soon as possible. We’ll be putting the group together from your letters in June, which is around the time the deposits are due. We do this so that you can make your summer plans.

Cost is $325 for the week per person.

 More info and how to apply: http://documentaries.org/newsevents/kopkind2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Public Art, Albuquerque

Public Art for wayfinding along Route 66 in Albuquerque
Deadline- 06-06-2013

The City of Albuquerque (Mayor’s Office and Public Art Program) is seeking an artist-lead design team (Design Team) to conceptualize, design, engineer, fabricate and install Wayfinding sign/art elements (Wayfinding Elements) along Historic Route 66 in Albuquerque from Tramway Blvd. to 98th Street, in an effort to foster economic development and preservation efforts along the Route 66 National Scenic Byway in Albuquerque.

Deadline – Thursday, June 6th, 2013 5:00 pm MDT.

Project Budget: $120,000.

Design Team respondents to this RFQ should be able to demonstrate a rich set of capabilities to fully address the scope and intent of the Wayfinding project.

Prospectus/RFQ: http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/public-art/documents/Rt%2066%20Wayfinding%20Prospectus%20-%20Final.pdf
Wayfinding Locations: http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/public-art/documents/Map%20-%20Wayfinding%20Locations.pdf
Aerial Photos: http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/public-art/documents/Rt%2066%20Wayfinding%20aerial%20photos.pdf
Location Photos: http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/public-art/documents/Rt%2066%20Wayfinding%20Location%20photos.pdf

See Design Team Qualifications and the RFQ document: http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/public-art/for-artists/opportunities-for-artists/

Sherri Brueggemann
Public Art Urban Enhancement Program
Cultural Services Department
City of Albuquerque 505-768-3833

Pastel Exhibition Call

Call for Art Juried pastel exhibition open to residents of New England. 
DEadline - 06-01-2013

Exhibition: September 22, 2013 - January 19, 2014

Location: Duxbury Art Complex, Duxbury, MA

 For further information and prospectus visit www.pastelpainterssocietyofcapecod.com

Friday, May 24, 2013

NEFA Touring Grant

Performing arts touring grant for New England
Deadline - 06-03-2013

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

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



LiftOff Residency

Performing Arts Creation and Business Residency, August 1-31, 2013 Summer residency August 1-31, 2013.
Deadline- 06-01-2013

The LiftOff residency provides three physical based performance artists with 22 hours of rehearsal space each, two creative feedback group sessions and one two hour career consultation facilitated by director, Karen Bernard.

Eligibility requirement: applicants must have created and publicly presented three works a minimum of 10-20 minutes. There is no fee for the residency. Performance Mix Festival 2014 The Performance Mix Festival presents physically based devised performance and video works (Spring 2014 dates and location TBA). Works must be under 15 minutes in length. Longer pieces will be accepted by invitation only. Artists receive a fee, complimentary video documentation, and rehearsal space.

The application form can be used for the Performance Mix Festival and/or LiftOff and must be submitted on-line. Please fill out this form to apply: http://newdancealliance.org/performance-mix-festival/apply/

Acceptance notification will be e-mailed no later than September 1st.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Frances Perkins Center, Employment

Frances Perkins Center in Damariscotta seeks seasonal docent 
Start Date- 06-18-2013

Key Responsibility: Help visitors learn about the life and accomplishments of Frances Perkins, the first woman Cabinet Secretary, FDR's Secretary of Labor and principal architect of the New Deal, and help the Center grow.

 1) A cheerful, outgoing, and enthusiastic manner.
2) Dependable, organized, good team player.
3) Able to engage with local and out-of-state visitors of all ages.
4) Interest in history (specifically the New Deal) preferred. Must be willing and eager to read educational content on Frances Perkins.
5) Must be able to stand for short periods of time. Daily

 1) Staff small exhibition space in the Frances Perkins Center office building in downtown Damariscotta.
2) Process sales of merchandise (books, postcards) and track receipts.
3) Answer visitor questions or direct questions to FPC staff.
4) Hang signage daily.
5) Talk to potential visitors in front of the Center.
6) Manage calendar of volunteers’ days and hours.
7) Gather visitor contact information.
8) Produce summary of activities at end of each week.
9) Other duties as assigned.

1) Assist with August Garden Party.
2) Help publicize and attend summer lecture series.
3) Help with Brick House Historic District Tours (July 14, August 11, September 15, 2003). 

Training and Support: Docent will receive approximately 2 hours of initial training in the exhibition space. Background information on Frances Perkins and the Center will also be provided by staff and board. Typical Time Commitment: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 2pm, June 18 – August 31, 2013. Salary and Benefits: Docent will be paid $10 per hour. Docent will also receive two free tickets for Brick House Historic District Tour ($30 value). Excellent networking opportunities.


Bethel Art Fair

24th Annual Bethel Art Fair July 6, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call to Artists
Deadline- 06-01-2013

 Fine artists representing oil, watercolor, pastel, encaustic, pen & ink, charcoal, colored pencil, tempera, acrylic and more. Fine crafters representing woodwork, metal sculpture, fiber art, stained glass, beadwork, metalsmithing and much more.

 AWARDS - There will be $100 judged cash artist awards and honorable mention ribbons in painting, fine craft and photography categories, addition to honorable mention ribbons and purchase awards.

BOOTHS - Booth spaces are limited in the idyllic setting on the historic Bethel Common. Previous exhibitors have priority.

 SUBMISSION & CONFIRMATION - Applications must be received by June 1 for inclusion in the Bethel Art Fair program. The registration fee is not refundable after June 1, 2013. You will receive confirmation of acceptance with in 2 weeks of submission. Detailed information about artist awards, venue map, food vendors, parking, directions will be provided to you one week prior to the event via email. In an effort to Go Green, you will receive your confirmation by E-MAIL ONLY unless you specify on your application that you need yours sent by regular mail. FOOD AND COMMUNITY BOOTHS Application is also open to community booths: $30 for no sales, $60 for sales. Food vendors who specialize in fine foods are welcome to apply. Booths are limited to four. Food booths are 12x12 feet and cost $100, including electricity. Duplication of items is avoided. Food vendors must supply proof of insurance and are responsible for cleaning up trash on the grounds immediately surrounding the booth.

Application available at: http://www.mahoosucarts.org/?utm_source=Accpeting+applications%3A+Artists+%26+Crafters-Moore+Park+Art+Show&utm_campaign=MPAS&utm_medium=email

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Maine Art Gallery, Employment

Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset Maine is looking for seasonal Gallery Assistant
Deadline- 06-01-2013 

You enjoy chatting to visitors about Art and take pride in a well maintained art space, retail experience a plus, you are available some weekend days, and are flexible for scheduling. Seniors encouraged to apply. $9/hr.

To apply, call: 882-7511


HART’s Artist Registry

Public Art registry call for Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
Deadline- 06-01-2013

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) is seeking professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications for evaluation to be selected for inclusion into HART’s PreQualifed Artist Registry for Honolulu Rail Transit Project’s Art-In-Transit Program. HART anticipates there will be approximately 23 to 25 Art Opportunities for the 21 stations and the Maintenance and Storage Facility-Operations and Service Building.

 The estimated budget for the design, fabrication and installation of artwork at each station or facility is anticipated to range from $125,000 to $450,000, which includes but is not limited to costs related to the artist’s design and project management fees, artwork fabrication, transportation, delivery and installation of the artwork, subcontractor, including engineers or architects, subcontracted laborers, project documentation, insurance, and all other costs associated with the art project. 

PRE-SUBMITTAL WORKSHOP: A Pre-Submittal Workshop to respond to questions from persons interested in submitting applications will be held on 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. HST on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), Ali’i Place, 1099 Alakea Street, Suite 150, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813. All interested applicants are encouraged to attend; however, attendance is not mandatory. 

Advance questions are encouraged and may be emailed to: transitmailbox@honolulu.gov.

Additional questions may be addressed during the Pre-Submittal Workshop; however, any information provided will be considered unofficial until issued in writing via addenda. Addenda will be posted subsequently on the City and County of Honolulu’s Purchasing website: www.honolulu.gov/pur.

Applicants are highly encouraged to check the website frequently for any addenda to the “Call for Artists” as applicants will not be notified of addenda on an individual basis. Only artists selected to be on the Pre-Qualified Artist Registry will receive any post-selection addenda. All addenda will be in writing from HART.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bike Rack Public Art

Deadline 06- 21-2013

 The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission is seeking original unique design concepts for the initial phase of the Artist/Designer Bike Rack Project called Bike + Rack = Art. Artists need no fabrication skills to enter the competition. Public Art experience is not necessary. Initial submissions are for concepts only. No entry fee.

Details at: http://www.bikeplusrack.com


Monday, May 20, 2013

Residencies Near Berlin

Deadline - 06-09-2013

kleindorf-ART offers artist workshops from 7-31 July 2013: Organic Paper-making, Asssemblage Art & Image Collage, Painting, Printing Press Art & a unique workshop entitled "Yoga and Painting: Colors and Energy of the Chakras". Located in Strodehne, kleindorf-ART is just 60 miles from Berlin,one of the most vibrant art scenes in all of Europe and still completely affordable. No application fee!

Details at: http://www.kleindorf-art.com/artist-residency-in-berlin.html 

Direct questions to: info@kleindorf-ART.com


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Freeport Players Audition

Freeport Players is holding auditions for the fall production of Kenny Finkle's INDOOR/OUTDOOR. 
Auditions will be on June 2 and 3, 6:30-8pm,

 Freeport High School (library), 30 Holbrook St, Freeport Freeport Players announces auditions for Kenny Finkle's comedy about the life of a cat who is content with her indoor life until she kills her first mouse and meets a street-wise outdoor cat. Directed by Linda Duarte. Roles for 2 woman and 2 men. Performances September 12-29 at Freeport Performing Arts Center. Actors will be asked to cold read dialogue from the play. Appointments are not required, but we recommend actors notify Elizabeth at info@fcponline.org so we'll know to expect you and can notify you if there is critical new information or a schedule change.

 For More information go to: http://www.fcponline.org/auditions/index.html


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Public Art Residency in Philadelphia

Art Along the Avenue of Technology, Public Art Residency in Philadelphia, PA
Deadline- 06-21-2013

Breadboard is launching a dynamic public art residency program called Art Along the Avenue of Technology (AAAT), to explore the intersection of Art and Technology along the corridor of Market Street west of 30th Street, which in 1998 was designated as the Avenue of Technology.

Art Along the Avenue of Technology will engage a diverse range of community groups in the Greater Philadelphia region around an innovative artist residency program that will explore contemporary themes of public space, place-making and technology in an urban environment. The Artist Residency will create innovative approaches to community engagement, activism and education through diverse applications of 21st century creative technologies while activating the Science Center’s campus along a five-block stretch of Market Street Corridor as a ‘project zone’ for community engagement and place-making activities. Through Art Along the Avenue of Technology, Breadboard will host one artist/collective in 2014. 

Please see the website for full submission guidelines:  http://www.breadboardphilly.org/programs/art-along-the-avenue-of-technology

Submissions must be received by University City Science Center no later than 4:30pm EST on Friday, June 21, 2013 (please note that this is NOT a postmark date). All applicants will receive confirmation once their materials are received. Materials should be sent to either: University City Science Center Attn: Dan Schimmel 3711 Market Street, Suite 800 Philadelphia, PA 19104 -or- AAAT@sciencecenter.org

Questions? Contact Dan Schimmel at: AAAT@sciencecenter.org.


Friday, May 17, 2013

PCMF Interns Sought

The Portland Chamber Music Festival has openings for two summer interns
Open until filled

The Portland Chamber Music Festival will have its 20th Anniversary Season this August, and is looking for interns for that month. Each internship is one week. This is a terrific opportunity if you are interested in music administration, love to listen great music, and would like the opportunity to interact with world-class musicians.

Duties include assisting the Operations Mangers with the daily operations of the festival, including but not limited to: box office, concert management assistance, and artists' support. Includes housing, meals, and small stipend. Must bring your own car, though we compensate for gas.

Call: 1(800) 320-0257  if you are interested.

For information about the Portland Chamber Music Festival, visit http://www.pcmf.org or PCMF's Facebook page.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Arts Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers wanted at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Maine
Deadline- Open

Come share your ideas, feed your interests and expand your knowledge. Just some of the many volunteer opportunities are:

• greeting gallery visitors
• program coordination • workshop/studio assistants
• grant research
• events and exhibition support
• business administration

Contact Waterfall Arts at 207-338-2222 or email  at info@waterfallarts.org

Waterfall Arts
256 High Street Belfast, ME 04915


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Utah Public Art Call

Utah Transit Authority offers public art opportunity 
Deadline- 06-12-2013

As part of its Art in Transit program, the Utah Transit Authority has a public art project opportunity at a soon-to-open light-rail station in Draper, Utah.

The project has a $90,000 budget and several deadlines including: 
submission of qualifications (6/12/13);
 short-listed artist proposals (7/12/13);
winning artist notification (7/19/13);
final design (8/19/13);
 installation begins (1/6/14). 

The project likely is for the station platform but other areas within the park-and-ride station are possible sites, as well. More information is available at UTA’s website – www.rideuta.com or by contacting Steve Allnatt at sallnatt@rideuta.com or 801-236-4734.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Public Art, Scarborough ME

Call to Public Artists by Wentworth School in Scarborough Maine
Deadline- 06-01-2013

Award of $40,000 to an artist or team of artists to create a single, memorable art piece that reflects the community.

The Wentworth Art Committee is seeking a single artist or artist team to create a single, memorable art piece that reflects the community, but also inspires the thousands of young children expected to attend the school over the next two decades. One of several defining features of the community is the 3,100 acre estuary known as Scarborough Marsh, which is the largest salt marsh in the state, comprising tidal marsh, salt creeks, freshwater marsh and uplands. The marsh is particularly important for wildlife as a resting, breeding and feeding ground.

Scarborough also sits on the Atlantic Ocean and has several miles of sandy beach access for the community. In addition, Scarborough is home to Winslow Homer’s studio. The Winslow Homer Studio is one of the most significant locations in the history of American art where the great American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) lived and painted many of his masterpieces from 1883 until his death. The location of the piece would be in the one and a half story, octagonal atrium, which features exposed wood beam construction, just beyond the main entrance to the school. This location serves as the main thoroughfare into all parts of the school and is right next to the library, which will have inspirational quotes surrounding it. There is abundant natural light that will filter in from above, and we will consider suspended artwork.

Apply by sending:
  • Current Resume
  • One page written proposal of the work you intend to do with a simple sketch (no detailed models please) 
  • Rough Budget estimate 
  • Up to five images of recent work (file size 1.5mb or less)
  • A list describing and identifying images(title, medium, size, location, other)

Email as attachments to: mno@maine.rr.com
Mail disk submissions to: Mark Ouellette, 21 Clover Leaf Lane. Scarborough Maine, 04074

The project architect is Dan Cecil and can be contacted at: dccil@harriman.com
CAD models of the location are available through Anthony Roy at: aroy@harriman

Questions can be directed to Mark Ouellette at: mno@maine.rr.com

Monday, May 13, 2013

Maine Arts Workshops

The Maine Arts Commission is offering workshops in Kennebunk and Ellsworth
Open to the Public, June 19 and June 27

 River Tree Arts, Kennebunk Between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on June 19
Join Maine Arts Commission Executive Director Julie A. Richard and Senior Grant Director Kathy Ann Shaw for a discussion of the agency's new vision and changes to its grant program. The conversation will include advice on how to apply to agency grant programs and will allow for questions from attendees. No registration is required for this event but if you are seeking more information, please contact Juliette Coldreck at Juliette@rivertreearts.org.

Artful Glass, Ellsworth Between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on June 27
Join Maine Arts Commission Senior Grant Director Kathy Ann Shaw for a conversation about the agency's grant programs. The discussion will include advice on how to apply to agency grant programs and will allow for questions from attendees. Prior Registration is required for this event. Contact Linda Perrin at perringlass@gmail.com for more information.

 If you would like the Maine Arts Commission to visit your community contact Kathy Ann Shaw at 207/287-2750 or kathy.shaw@maine.gov. Kathy will be able to discuss potential discussion topics and will work with you to make all the essential arrangements.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Do Something, Grant

Youth Community Grant, Do Something Seed Grant
Deadline- Open

Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? If you answered, "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Seed Grant. We give out a $500 Do Something every week to help young people! These grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start your program and realize your ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow your impact.

Steps to Apply:
Create a Project Posting for your existing project.
Check out our Judging Criteria for help with your application.
Fill out an Online Application.
Check out the FAQ if you have more questions

A budget detailing how the $500 will be used
A recommendation from a non-family member

More information at: http://www.dosomething.org/grants/seed-grants

Apply at: http://www.dosomething.org/user/registration?destination=node/718444


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Kennebunk Art Call

River Tree Arts in Kennebunk issues a call to artists for two summer shows
Deadline- unknown 

The ART ON MAIN sidewalk art festival, takes place on July 6, during Kennebunk’s Old Home Week. The exhibit, ART ON MAIN is accepting exhibitor applications now. Blue ribbons will be presented by River Tree Arts to an artist from each media category and a “Best in Show” ribbon will be awarded by community votes during the festival. Last year's Old Home Week attracted more than 1500 visitors.

The SURF & TURF exhibit will feature seascapes, landscapes, sculpture, jewelry and more created on the coast of Maine. The show runs July 19 through August 17, with an opening reception July 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, including a cash bar and light fare. Open submissions for jury, includes artisan crafts, 2D artwork, furniture and more.

For more information about these shows, River Tree Arts or intake forms, please visit the call to artists link at www.rivertreearts.org.

River Tree Arts is located in scenic Lower Village, Kennebunk. Celebrating it's 32nd year as a community arts center, RTA offers gallery exhibits, adult workshops, private music lessons and children's programming.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Maine Comics Arts Festival

The Maine Comics Arts Festival  in Portland
On 05-19-2013 (10am to 5pm)

The Maine Comics Arts Festival returns to Portland this May. Over 100 comic writers, artists, publishers and cartoonists are expected to attend and exhibit at the fifth annual event on May 19 at Ocean Gateway on Portland’s waterfront. This year’s featured guest is Jeff Smith, creator of the best selling “Bone” series.

Show organizers Rick Lowell and Laura O’Meara of Casablanca Comics in Portland started the festival in 2009 as a way to promote comics and provide the public with an opportunity to meet the creative talent behind the comics. “The response was so overwhelmingly positive from the people who attended the show that we knew we would have to do it every year.” says Lowell. The show has been especially popular with families, partly because of the free admission for kids 12 and under. Many of the artists on hand were doing sketches for the people in attendance.

The festival is not a typical comic book convention in that there are no stores or dealers set up selling books. Instead, the exhibitors are the creative people behind the comics. The artists will have their own work on display and available for sale. The mix of writers and artists covers a wide spectrum and includes many best-selling and award winning comic creators.

Adult Admission: $5
Kids (12 and under): FREE


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Telling Room Program Director

The Telling Room in Portland is seeking a Program Director (full time) 
Deadline- Start date July 2013

The Program Director is a motivated, enthusiastic, team-player at our dynamic, growing, creative writing center for youth. The Program Director is one of the top administrators at The Telling Room, overseeing the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing Telling Room programs including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities. Generally, the Program Director oversees daily program operations, manages the program budget, trains and coaches teaching staff, raises funds, and interacts frequently with Telling Room clients and other stakeholders.

The Program Director develops, implements, and assesses all of The Telling Room’s core programs, including, but not limited to: Field Trips, Afterschool Workshops, WordPlay, In School Residencies, Summer Camps, the Youth Advisory Board, and all customized programs. The Program Director is also responsible for creating and implementing our annual Big Night celebration in collaboration with all staff. In addition, this staff member is an active participant in all aspects of The Telling Room’s daily operations, from meetings and events to housekeeping and creative projects. This staff member works closely with and reports directly to the Executive Director.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Planning Plan the delivery of programs and their activities in accordance with our mission and goals
Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization.
Assess and report on the strengths of programs and desired student outcomes.
Develop funding proposals for programs to ensure the continuous delivery of services
Ensure program activities operate within relevant policies, procedures, and professional standards
Document program activities and oversee the collection and maintenance of records
In consultation with the Executive Director, interview and select well-qualified Teaching Artists
Implement the human resources policies, procedures and practices of The Telling Room
Establish and implement a performance management process for contracted Staff
Engage volunteers for appropriate program activities
Ensure that all contracted Teaching Artists receive an appropriate orientation t
Ensure all regular and contracted staff with teaching responsibilities receive appropriate training
Supervise teaching staff
Communicate with program participants and other stakeholders to gain community support
Generate written reports on programs for Director, Board, and Funders
Ensure that all financial records (receipts, invoices, etc.) for programs are up to date
Provide required information to have invoices generated and submitted to clients
Serve as a lead and / or co-teacher as needed in all TR programs

Graduate degree in a related field, such as Education, Arts Education, Writing, or Nonprofit Administration with 3 to 6 years of relevant experience that includes significant supervisory and administrative experience, or: Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as Education, Arts Education, Writing, or Nonprofit Administration with 4 to 8 years of relevant experience that includes significant supervisory and administrative experience Computer Skills Intermediate to advanced understanding of Mac Operating Systems Proficient in MS Office Suite, Google Drive, Google Calendar, and Salesforce Proficient in social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr Bonus: Adobe Suite, Quickbooks, Vertical Response, Drupal Knowledge, skills and abilities Demonstrated success in youth program management Demonstrated ability to plan and execute events Demonstrated familiarity with The Telling Room’s demographic: students from all socioeconomic backgrounds between the ages of 6 and 18

Demonstrated ability in practicing and teaching creative writing Demonstrated understanding of best practices for youth development Demonstrated ability to implement arts and project based programming Demonstrated familiarity with literacy issues, including those specific to English Language Learners Personal characteristics The Telling Room Program Director is an effective communicator and multitasker and a great teacher and team player. She or he believes enthusiastically in The Telling Room’s mission. In addition, the Program Director should demonstrate competence in behaving ethically, building relationships, communicating effectively, creativity and innovation, anticipating, understanding, and responding to the needs of internal and external constituents to meet or exceed their expectations; fostering teamwork; leadership, organization, planning, and problem-solving. Working Conditions The Telling Room’s Program Director will usually work in an office environment but the mission of the organization may sometimes take him or her to non standard workplaces. The Telling Room’s Program Director will work a standard 40 hour work week but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to monitor program activities. 

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@tellingroom.org.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

TEDGlobal 2013/ TEDxDirigo

TEDGlobal 2013 Live Viewing Party + TEDxDirigo Tryouts 
Deadline 06-12-2013

Join the group on June 12th from 11am to 9pm at Frontier in Brunswick for a Live Viewing Party of TEDGlobal2013: Think Again, an event that promises to "...bring together those who challenge us to pause for an instant and Think Again." Feel free to pop in for a session or camp out all day for the full experience. Food and beverage can be purchased at Frontier's restaurant.

Tryouts for TEDxDirigo's annual fall event GENERATE are being held in conjunction with the TEDGlobal 2013 Live Viewing Party. Put your name in the hat to tryout. And for bonus points upload a six second video to Vine (or YouTube or Vimeo) that shows or tells us "What do you generate?" Tweet the link to your video with the hashtag #TEDxDirigo Save the date! TEDxDirigo's annual fall event, GENERATE, will be November 3 at the Cabot Mill in Brunswick. Request an invitation beginning in June.

Register at: http://tedxdirigo.com/events/


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Show Must Go On, Contest

The Show Must Go On contest is looking for videos by middle and high school students
Dedadline: 06-30-2013

Through The Show Must Go On contest, Pioneer Drama will award more than $10,000 in scripts and royalties to middle and high schools for three-minute videos created by students and staff that demonstrate why "the show must go on" on at their school.

Videos should demonstrate what the drama club or program is like now and why it wants to win the contest. In addition, entries should address how the drama club or program helps the school and students, the obstacles has it overcome, and how putting on a play will touch other lives.

A Grand Prize-winner from each category, middle and high school, will be selected to receive $2,000 worth of Pioneer Drama scripts and royalties. People's Choice prize-winners in each category will receive scripts and royalties valued at $1,000. The remaining finalists in each category will each receive a total of $250 in scripts and royalties. Middle school and high school entries will be judged separately.

Every school that enters will receive a $20 Pioneer E-view subSCRIPTion, good for three free electronic preview scripts. All prize values are in the form of Pioneer Drama Service credit that can be applied towards scripts, royalties, and all accompanying materials associated with a specific play or musical title, including but not limited to piano scores, vocal scores, CD sets, director's books, and promotional material. Entries will be accepted from accredited public and private schools in the United States and Canada that have at least two grades between sixth and twelfth grades. Only one entry per school may be submitted.

For eligibility and application guidelines, see the Pioneer Drama Service Web site at: http://www.pioneerdrama.com/Video_Contest_Home.asp

Monday, May 6, 2013

Creative Communities Exchange Conference

Creative Economy Conference in Portland
Held- June 7 and 8, 2013

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) will present the third Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) in Portland Maine on June 6 and 7, 2013. This event will bring together creative and cultural community leaders who work on creative economy projects to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned.

The conference will offer 30 workshops that highlight successful and innovative community projects that deploy arts, culture, and creativity in support of local economic development goals. 

Visit the Creative Communities Exchange website for additional information at: http://www.nefa.org/events/creative_communities_exchange_2013


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Joan Mitchell Foundation, Visual Arts

Assistance for contemporary painters and sculptors 
Deadline- Open 

 The Joan Mitchell Foundation was established in 1993 to fulfill the ambitions of Joan Mitchell to aid and assist contemporary artists and to demonstrate that painting and sculpture are significant cultural necessities. To further this mandate, the Foundation supports visual artists through a range of grant programs. The Foundation annually awards grants nationally, by nomination, to individual artists through its Painters and Sculptors Grant Program for unrestricted career support, the MFA Grant supported artists as they graduated from their respective programs, and the Emergency Grant Program provides funding after natural or man-made disasters that have affected a community. Further assistance to individual artists consists of program initiatives such as Creating a Lasting Legacy, Career Opportunity Grants, and the Joan Mitchell Center on Bayou Road in New Orleans, an artist in residence program. By encouraging the work of a diverse group of artists, the Foundation celebrates the unique legacy of Joan Mitchell as an American artist and seeks to illuminate the important contributions of painters and sculptors working today.

The Foundation currently awards $25,000 to twenty-five artists through a nomination process. Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists, at any stage in their career, who are currently under-recognized for their creative achievements, and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant. In an anonymous process, a jury panel then selects the twenty-five awardees. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators, and art educators who are dedicated to supporting artists.

More information at: http://joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/artist-grants


Saturday, May 4, 2013

NEA Fast Track Grant

Arts Organization community grant for projects
Deadline- 05-23-2013

The National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

More information at: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/GAP14/Challenge.html

Questions can be directed to Challenge America Fast-Track Specialists: fasttrack@arts.gov or 202/682-5700


Maine Medical Center, Call

Maine Medical Center, Summer 2013 Call for Proposals for rotating art exhibit
Deadline 05-10-2013

Maine Medical Center, the largest hospital in Northern New England, announces the Summer 2013 Call for Proposals for our rotating art exhibit at the hospital conference center at our primary campus in Portland.

The Rotating Art Exhibits are a great opportunity for Maine artists to gain more exposure as well as offering enrichment and enjoyment to patients, visitors and staff. Given that Portland is often recognized as one the most culturally fascinating cities in the country, the visual arts are an important part of our community. The exhibits will be highlighted on the Maine Medical Center website and intranet pages for all employees.

Those interested in purchasing artworks on display will be directed to the artist to complete that sale with an agreement that the artist will send 20% of the proceeds from these sales to benefit the hospital art program. Maine professional artists and artist organizations are invited to submit an application for this program.

The exhibit shall hang for approximately four months beginning June 10, 2013. The selection of the exhibits will be juried by the MMC Art Committee based on the Criteria for Exhibitions, the quality of the art and the suitability for hospital patients, visitors and staff.

 The Exhibit Application Form, Guidelines for Exhibitions, and the exhibit space information can be found at : www.mmc.org/thearts.

You may also contact The Arts at Maine Medical Center, c/o Maine Medical Center Development Office, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, Maine 04102, or call 207/662-2669.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Arts Writers Grant Program

The Creative Capital/ Warhol Foundation support for individual writers 
 Deadline- 05-15-2013

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants in the following categories: Article, Blog, Book, New and Alternative Media, and Short-Form Writing. Grants range from $3,000 to $50,000, depending on the needs and scope of the project.

 Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent, and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the Arts Writers Grant Program aims to strengthen the field as a whole and to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts. For guidelines and eligibility go to http://artswriters.org/eligibility.html.

 Art Writing Workshop: In partnership with the International Association of Art Critics/USA Section, the Arts Writers Grant Program offers applicants consultations with leading art critics. For more information, go to http://artswriters.org/writing_workshop.html.


PIP Grants

Support for rural chamber music projects
Deadline- 05-15-2013

Founded by violinist Midori in 2003, Partners in Performance is a nonprofit organization which co-presents chamber music concerts with the goal of stimulating interest in classical music, specifically in smaller communities outside the radius and without the financial resources of major urban centers. Since its incorporation, Partners in Performance has sponsored 20+ concerts in states from Maine to Washington, with marked impact in the communities.

Recitals by violinist Midori, pianist Jonathan Biss, and PiP's Young Artist program have served to elevate local interest in chamber music, while attracting new audiences and new donors.

Partners in Performance accepts applications from January 15th each year, with a submission deadline of May 15.

Please visit the Application Info page to access the forms and guidelines at: http://www.pipmusic.org/app/

Applications will be submitted by email to nathan.j.reiff@gmail.com.

Questions may be addressed to nathan.j.reiff@gmail.com


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Art Walk Lewiston, Call

Call to visual artists for Lewiston Auburn art walk 
Deadline 05-10-2013

L/A Arts is calling all to artists to submit for Art Walk Lewiston Auburn 2013. If you, or someone you know, is the perfect candidate to showcase at Art Walk Lewiston Auburn then submit your work for the May 31 Art Walk.

To submit your work visit www.artwalklewistonauburn.com
The deadline for May 31 Art Walk submissions is May 10th.

 L/A Arts is currently accepting requests to reserve space for the June, July, August and September Art Walk events. To reserve your space today, please email art@artwalklewistonauburn.com.

For more information, or any questions or suggestions regarding Art Walk Lewiston Auburn or accompanying events/performances, please email team@artwalklewistonauburn.com or call L/A Arts office at 207/782-7228.

Artist Residency, Delaware

Residency at The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (2014-2015)
Deadline- 05-17-2013

The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, DE is currently seeking applicants for the 2014-2015 DCCA Art & Community Visual Arts Residency Program.

For over twenty years, the artist in residence program has welcomed over 40 artists, collaborated with over 50 local community organizations, and brought art into the lives of hundreds of participants. Artists live onsite in DCCA accommodations for up to a 10-week residency with stipend.

The postmark deadline to apply is Friday, May 17, 2013.

More information and application instructions can be found at: http://www.thedcca.org/content/artist-residency-program.

Any questions can be directed to Sarah Ware, Curator of Education, at sware@thedcca.org.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Awesome Foundation, Grant

$1,000 grant award every month for awesome projects
Deadline- Open

 Have a crazy brilliant idea that needs funding? We award $1,000 grants every month. It couldn't be simpler! Your idea is yours alone. We don't want a stake in it. We just want to help you make it happen! T

he Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons. The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest.

 More information at: http://www.awesomefoundation.org/