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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Arts Commission Seeks Strategic Planner

Maine Arts Commission seeks contractor to coordinate Strategic Cultural Plan 2013
(RFP # 201306554)
Deadline, 08-12-2013

The State of Maine Department of Maine Arts Commission has a requirement for development of a Strategic Cultural Plan that will increase the value, reach and effectiveness of the Maine Arts Commission to the citizens of Maine. In accordance with state procurement practices, the Maine Arts Commission is hereby announcing the publication of a Request for Proposals (RFP) #201306554 for the purchase of the aforementioned services.

 A copy of the RFP can be obtained by contacting the Department’s RFP Coordinator for this project: Steve Milligan, Technology Director. The RFP Coordinator can be reached at the following email address: steve.milligan@maine.gov
or mailing address: Steve Milligan, 193 State Street, 25 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333.

The Department encourages all interested vendors to obtain a copy of the RFP and submit a competitive proposal. Proposals must be submitted to the State of Maine Division of Purchases, located at the Burton M. Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall Street, 4 Floor, 9 State House Station, Augusta, Maine, 04333-0009. Proposals must be submitted by 2:00 pm, local time, on August 12, 2013 when they will be opened at the Division of Purchases’ aforementioned address. Proposals not received at the Division of Purchases’ aforementioned address by the aforementioned deadline will not be considered for contract award.

RFP is at: http://mainearts.maine.gov/CMSContent/rfp/RFP_201306554_Arts_Commision.docx

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Call to Maine Songwriters

The Maine Academy of Modern Music, Maine Songwriters Competition 
Deadline, 08-31-2013

The Maine Academy of Modern Music, in collaboration with the Maine Center of Creativity, is conducting a songwriting contest to select an original song by a Maine songwriter to be used in a music video project.

All Maine songwriters are invited to participate (please see Rules of Eligibility). The winning song will be professionally recorded and featured in a music video. The music video will focus on celebrating the State of Maine and its incredibly talented creative arts community and will premiere on Playing For Change Day in September, 2014. A release of the recorded song as a single is planned. The winning songwriter will also be awarded a Grand Prize of $1,000 from Asylum Nightclub & Music Venue, Portland, ME.

All of the details can be found at: www.maineacademyofmodernmusic.org/contest.html

http://maineacademyofmodernmusic.org/index.html

Monday, July 29, 2013

Farnsworth Seeks Designer

Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland Seeks a Graphic Designer (Full-Time) 
Deadline, Open until Filled 

Full-time Graphic Designer reporting to the Director. Responsible for developing, designing, and creating all publications for the museum. Manages multiple projects and ensures that all artwork and layout is of the highest quality for catalogs, exhibitions, and any other art related projects.

Maintains relationships with vendors including obtaining project bids, formulates basic layout design or presentation approach and specifies material details. Confers with all departments, including development, education, curatorial, administration, retail, and marketing to discuss requirements and presentation concepts as well as coordinating creative activities. Ability to handle several projects simultaneously, be team oriented, and work well under deadlines necessary.

Qualifications include: B.A. in Fine Arts or related field, a minimum of 5 – 10 years senior design experience with a demonstrated history of increased responsibility, knowledge of MAC computer hardware and accessories and the scanning and manipulation of photography, art and text for both printed and electronic media. Experience with various software including Quark Xpress, Adobe Design Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel essential.

Interested candidates should forward cover letterand resume to: employment@farnsworthmuseum.org

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Workshops From Chorus America

Chorus America Resources from the July Conference 
Deadline, NA. 

Chorus America is an advocacy, research, and leadership development organization for choruses, choral leaders, and singers. Much of what they do translates to other arts organizations.  They have posted some resources from their conference online. You can also find additional information on their website. http://www.chorusamerica.org/

Looking for more information from the recent Seattle Conference? Presentations and other resources for the following sessions are now available:

In-Depth Seminars 

How to Build Your Organization's Capacity for Successful Fundraising 
Patron-Based Marketing in the Digital Age

Breakout Sessions 

Composers in the Mist: Choral Composition in the Pacific Northwest 
Can You Hear Me Now?  How to Communicate with Children/Youth Chorus Constituents 
Technology Trends: What's New, What's Important 
Branding and the Name Game 
Establishing and Sustaining Choral Consortiums: Lessons Learned From the Trenches 
Sound Financial Stewardship for your Chorus 
Singing for Seniors: The Larimer Chorale's Model Program 
Taking the Dread Out of the Dreaded Strategic Planning Process 
Creating an Audience Development Committee That Works 
Introducing Innovation for Positive Disruption

http://www.chorusamerica.org/


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Screenwriter/ Filmmaker Workshop, VT

Call for applicants for the 2013 Stowe Story Labs - From Sept. 14-16, 2013, 
Deadline- 08-16-2013

River Arts will invite up to 20 screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers to a three-day workshop in Stowe, Vt., to join a conversation about how we look at and talk about our stories, get films made and reach audiences. Stowe Story Labs will focus on the script development process, outlining story and pitching and packaging projects and will include private screenings of films. There is NO FEE to apply.

For more information go to: http://riverartsvt.org/programs/adult-classes/stowestorylabs/

http://riverartsvt.org/

Waynflete Seeks Performance Adjunct

Waynflete Seeks Performing Arts Adjunct Instructor for Middle and High School 
Deadline, Open until filled

Waynflete is an Indepedent Day School in Portland, Maine serving 550 students in grades PK-12. Waynflete's mission is to engage the imagination and intellect of our students, to guide them toward self-governance and self-knowledge, and to encourage their responsible and caring participation in the world. Our aim is to provide a program that combines security with challenge, playful exploration with rigorous expectation, and range of experience with depth of inquiry.

JOB DESCRIPTION Waynflete seeks adjunct instructors for the Performing Arts Program to teach in the Middle and/or Upper Schools. The goal of the 6-12 Performing Arts Courses is to introduce students to various aspects of theatre, music & movement. Courses offered include: Improvisation, Stage Tech, Jazz Band, Steel Drums, Play Writing, Chorus, and A Capella. Programs for which the school is now seeking candidates include: Dance, Film-making, and African Drumming. Upper School Performing Arts classes run twice weekly in three 8-week terms, September-November, November-February, March-May. Middle School classes run twice weekly from September–May. Classes take place on Mondays and Thursdays (2:00 to 3:00 for Upper School, 10:55 to 11:45 for Middle School). Responsibilities include teaching 6-15 students, implementing specific curriculum, and recording student progress.

QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate would have significant experience teaching in the performing arts in a school setting, strong collaborative skills, flexibility, and sense of humor.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Waynflete School is committed to building a diverse community of families, faculty and staff. Please click on the link below to apply and attach a cover letter addressed to Theater Director, James Carlisle, a resume, and three written references. No phone calls, please. Application materials will be reviewed immediately and the positions will remain open until filled.

https://www.smartrecruiters.com/WaynfleteSchool/73018250-performing-arts-instructors

http://www.waynflete.org/

Friday, July 26, 2013

Common Street Arts Job Opening

Common Street Arts In Waterville Seeks Administrative Assistant $12.00/hour 24 hours/week 
Deadline, 08-07-2013 (start date August 19)

Position Summary The Administrative Assistant will report to the Common Street Arts (CSA) Board of Directors and will be responsible for a variety of administrative and clerical tasks in support of the mission of CSA. This position will assist with the management of CSA’s membership program, including processing donations, acknowledgement letters, and maintaining CSA mailing and membership lists. The assistant will help maintain and organize the CSA studio’s class schedule, registrations, and enrollment statistics. The administrative assistant will help manage the volunteer and intern schedules. This position will oversee general office management and organization and will provide assistance with general logistics associated with gallery exhibitions and studio programs. Assistance with web management and social media/marketing initiatives as needed.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities
• Administrative assistance with exhibition programming
• Effective management of membership and studio class enrollments and schedule
• Management of volunteer and intern schedule
• Assistance with marketing and publicity initiatives as needed
• General office management, answering phone, relaying messages as appropriate Required

Skills/Experience
• Three years’ minimum experience in an administrative setting with a gallery/museum environment and/or non-profit organization
• Experience coordinating meetings, schedules, office management
• Proficiency with Microsoft office systems, Quickbooks, social media, website management, Filemaker or equivalent database support
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Abililty to work independently with a strong attention to detail
• Ability to work collaboratively with a volunteer team
• Interest in art/art history helpful

Please submit letter of interest and resume with three references to jobs@commonstreetarts.org.

commonstreetarts.org

CIFF Call for Films

New York Times Op-Docs Pitch at Camden International Film Festival 
Deadline, 08-9-2013.

Documentary filmmakers in the United States are invited to apply for a new pitch opportunity at this year's Camden International Film Festival (CIFF).  The New York Times is looking for opinionated documentary shorts (running 3 to 10 minutes) that fit the editorial and creative scope of Op-Docs. The pitch will take place as part of the Camden International Film Festival's Points North Documentary Forum, running from Sept. 26 - 29, 2013.

More information at: http://camdenfilmfest.org/pointsnorth

http://www.nytimes.com/video/landing/op-docs/100000001150263/index.html

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Yarmouth Historical Society Job

Yarmouth Historical Society Seeks Fund-raising Assistant (Part-time)
Deadline, 08-01-2013

Yarmouth Historical Society is seeking a person for fund-raising including membership, annual fund, programs and events. 18 hours per week, flexible schedule over 3-4 days. Knowledge of DonorPerfect fund-raising software and Microsoft Office is desired. No phone calls please.

Complete information at: http://www.yarmouthmehistory.org/about-yhs.php

www.yarmouthmehistory.org

Aesthetica Art Prize

Visual Arts Call: Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 
Deadline, 08-31-2013

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 is now open for entry, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year the competition is a celebration of visual art, inviting all artists to submit imaginative and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of their chosen medium.

Prizes include up to £1000 in cash, a group exhibition, six months studio space, six mentoring sessions and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, which has a readership of 140,000 worldwide.

More information at: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Matter of Time Exhibit Call, PA

Call for Artists A Matter of Time Exhibit October 25, 2013 -May 31, 2014 
Deadline, 08-30-2013

The National Watch and Clock Museum issue a call for artists for the upcoming exhibition A Matter of Time.This exhibit invites artists to respond to the concept of timekeeping and how it is represented today. Artists are encouraged to visit the museum and www.museumoftime.org for more information.

Special consideration will be given to those works that are functional timekeepers as well. So how do you as an artist respond to the concept of timekeeping? Rules for Entry Eligibility Open to professional artists and students working in all media. Exhibit Location This exhibit will be located in the special exhibit gallery in the museum. The space is approximately 450 square feet. Twelve exhibit display cases (25” x 16”) are available for works needed to be protected under glass.

Deadline for submission: Received by Friday August 30, 2013. No exceptions. There is no entry fee.

1. Please submit up to 4 works as jpegs on a CD. Each image should be no larger than 1MB. Please call or email if you have questions.
2. Each jpeg file name should correlate with the entry form. You may include up to
3 detailed images of each work. 3. Each artist must include a brief artist statement (no longer than two paragraphs) and a resume as word documents or pdf.
4. Return the completed entry form with your digital submissions. Discs will not be returned.
5. If you are unable to submit work in a digital format, please contact for assistance. Selection and Installation of Exhibit Accepted artists will be notified by phone or email.

All work must be in good condition and ready for installation. Artists are responsible for assisting with installation of works which require special attention or extensive demands of time. The National Watch and Clock Museum reserves the right to change the content of the exhibit, including the removal of artwork. Delivery of Work The time of delivery and installation of artwork will be arranged with each participating artist after notification of acceptance. Artists or artists’ galleries are responsible for shipping and delivery of works, including transfer insurance if needed, as well as the retrieval of work at the end of the exhibit. Please do not submit works that have already been sold. 

Liability Each accepted artist will receive a loan agreement. Artwork will be insured once received by the National Watch and Clock Museum for the duration of the exhibit and installation/de-installation periods.

Entry form at: http://nawcc.org/images/stories/museum_documents/Matter_of_Time_Call_for_Artists.pdf

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Willapa Bay Residency, WA

Willapa Bay Residency, Washington State, Call for Residency Applications 
Deadline 08-31-2013

Beginning March, 2014, Willapa Bay Air will launch its inaugural residency program on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington State, offering month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, musicians and scholars. The Residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to five residents each month, from March 1 through October 31 of the year.

Willapa Bay AiR is situated near the hamlet of Oysterville, Washington. Open to US and non-US artists. Applicants must be over the age of 18 and not currently enrolled as a student in an academic program. Application deadline is August 31, 2013. There are no fees. Lodging, work space, and meals at Willapa Bay AiR are provided without charge. Residents are, however, responsible for transportation costs to and from the Residency. Willapa Bay requires accepted applicants to pay a $100 deposit when they confirm their residency, and this deposit will be refunded upon arrival.

Willapa Bay AiR PO Box 209 32101
Douglas Drive Oysterville,
Washington 98641
United States Tel: (360) 665-6782

Email: info@willapabayair.org

Website: www.willapabayair.org

Monday, July 22, 2013

Lowe's Grants for K-12

Lowe's Toolbox for Education Accepting Applications for K-12 Public School Improvement Projects.
Deadline, 10-15-2013

Funded by the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, the Lowe's Toolbox for Education program provides grant awards of up to $5,000 to support school improvement projects at K-12 public schools in the United States.

Now in its sixth year, the program has donated over $35 million to more than eight thousand schools. For the 2013-14 school year, the foundation will give priority to basic necessities, with a preference for funding requests that have a permanent impact, such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) as well as landscaping/cleanup projects. Projects that encourage parent involvement and help build stronger community spirit are encouraged. (Please note: grant money cannot be used to pay for memorials, stipends, salaries, artists in residence, field trips, scholarships, or third-party funding.)

Sample project ideas include reading gardens, vegetable gardens, physical fitness areas, school landscaping projects, school nature trails, parent involvement centers, peer tutoring centers, playgrounds, and rotating student art exhibits.

Any public K-12 school or nonprofit parent group associated with a public K-12 school is eligible to apply. Parent groups that are applying (PTO, PTA, etc.) must have an independent EIN and official 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Groups without 501(c)(3) status should apply through their school. Preschools are not eligible. Grant requests must be between $2,000 and $5,000 per school. Lowe's will donate $5 million to schools and school parent/teacher groups at more than one thousand different schools during the school year. The deadline for submitting applications for the fall 2013 grant cycle is October 15, 2013. However, if fifteen hundred or more applications are received before the deadline, then the application process will close.

Visit the Toolbox for Education Web site for complete program guidelines, application materials, an FAQ, and sample project ideas. http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/index.html

Sunday, July 21, 2013

NEH Media Makers Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces 2013 Media Makers Grant Program 
Deadline, 08-15-2013

Through the America's Media Makers program, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports the creation of interactive digital media and film, television, and radio projects that engage the public in the exploration of humanities concepts. Under the program, NEH offers two kinds of grants.

Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script or a design document and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations.

Production grants support the production and distribution of digital projects, films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that have the potential to engage the public. NEH encourages projects in multiple formats so as to better engage the public in the exploration of the humanities. Projects might include complementary components that expand or deepen the audience's understanding of a subject — for example, museum exhibitions, book/film discussion programs, or other formats that engage audiences in new ways.

Awards range in amount from $100,000 to $800,000 for a period of one to three years. In rare circumstances, Chairman's Special Awards of up to $1 million are available for large- scale, collaborative, multi-format projects that will reach a broad public. Any U.S. nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code is eligible to apply, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible.

Independent producers who wish to apply for NEH funding must seek an eligible organization to sponsor the project and submit the application to NEH. Visit the NEH Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures. http://www.neh.gov/grants/amm

Saturday, July 20, 2013

MMW Dreams Contest

Maine Media Workshop contest for filmmakers, writers and photographers
Deadline, 08-15-2013 (early discount)

For centuries and across cultures, artists have represented the world as it may be envisioned through ephemeral images of inner visions, fantasies, mysteries and the unreal. This contest is an opportunity for our international community of photographers, filmmakers and writers of all ages to present their representations of dreams to a distinguished panel of judges. Join us in celebrating Maine Media’s 40th Anniversary by submitting your interpretation of Dreams.

To submit your work and for complete rules and directions click the links below $9,000 in prizes. Early discount deadline August 15, 2013. Contest ends September 27, 2013.

 Jurors include: Beth Einhorn, Writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno | Tom Wilhite, President and co-founder of Hyperion Pictures | Sharon Creech, Newbery Award-winning author | Susan Grisanti, Editor-in-Chief of Maine Magazine.

Details at: http://www.mainemedia.edu/contest


Friday, July 19, 2013

Kennedy Center New Work Call

The Kennedy Center's 'New Visions/New Voices' now accepting applications! 
Deadline, 08-02-2013

"New Visions/New Voices," an acclaimed Kennedy Center program devoted to developing new work for young audiences, is now accepting applications for the 2014 week-long intensive. Between six to eight new plays will be work-shopped from May 12-18, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Applicants from the U.S. can apply online, international applicants can apply for the English-language international production, the Translation Project, or the Playwright Observership Program by emailing kctya@kennedy-center.org.

The deadline for all applications is Aug. 2. For more information or questions, please email kctya@kennedy-center.org.

Visit the website for more information at: http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/nvnv.html

Sundance Film Fest. Call

2014 Sundance Film Festival's official submission deadline for feature-length documentaries Deadline 08-30-2013 and 09-16-2013

Before you apply, please read the Rules & Regulations document thoroughly.  For answers to the most commonly asked questions, download our FAQ Document. The following are our deadlines and fees for this year year:

Early Submission Deadline:
U.S. and INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS
Monday, July 29, 2013 - $40 ENTRY FEE

U.S. and INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS and DOCUMENTARIES
Friday, August 9, 2013 - $50 ENTRY FEE

Official Submission Deadline:
U.S. and INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS
Monday, August 26, 2013 - $60 ENTRY FEE

U.S. and INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS and DOCUMENTARIES
Friday, August 30, 2013 - $80 ENTRY FEE

Late Submission Deadline:
U.S. and INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS
Monday, September 16, 2013 - $80 ENTRY FEE

U.S. and INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS and DOCUMENTARIES
Monday, September 23, 2013 - $105 ENTRY FEE

Please note that the above dates are not postmark deadlines-- they are the dates by which your film MUST be received in our office! If your film does not arrive by the deadline for which you have registered, you will be prompted to make an additional payment in order to bring your account up to date.

Once you have filled out the application, please ensure that your unique Withoutabox tracking number is written on both the face of your disc AND on the front of the mailing envelope, which should be sent to the following address:

2014 Sundance Film Festival Submissions
Tracking #:  (write your tracking number here!)
5900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA  90036

Complete information at: http://www.sundance.org/festival/festival-program/submissions/

If you have any questions not covered in the FAQ document, you may contact us at programming@sundance.org.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Free Public Art Webinar

Blueprint for Public Art and Placemaking, with Moderator Liesel Fenner
Takes Place on August 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT (Free webinar) 

Get a sneak peek at the topics we'll cover in the Creative Placemaking and Public Art Webinar Series with this free webinar, available to members and nonmembers on Americans for the Arts. 
What is creative placemaking? What is public art? How do the two combine to create vibrant public spaces that are engaging, interactive, and transformative?

This Blueprint for Public Art and Placemaking: An Introduction to Developing Creative Communities Through Art webinar will provide an introduction to developing enduring, creative places that incorporate retail, street life, and temporary and permanent public art for all to enjoy.

This webinar features:
• Moderator: Liesel Fenner, Public Art Program Manager, Americans for the Arts
• Barbara Goldstein, Principal, Barbara Goldstein & Associates, San Jose, CA
• Brett Cook, Artist, Berkeley, CA
• Greg Peckham, Managing Director, LAND Studio, Cleveland, OH

This webinar will be held on August 1, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Registration is free at: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/afta/session.php?id=11187

http://www.americansforthearts.org/

Adjunct Lecturer in Art

Bowdoin College seeks Adjunct Lecturer in Art for the Fall 
Deadline, Open until Filled

The Bowdoin College Department of Art seeks applicants for an adjunct lecturer to teach a single studio course, titled Art and Time, for the Fall semester 2013, as follows: Art 383. Art and Time - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-4:00

 An exploration of the role of time in the visual arts. Through class assignments and independent projects, examines how artists can invoke and transform time. Attention given to historical and contemporary precedents. Seminar discussions, field trips, and class critiques. Education/Skills Requirements: Art and Time is one of several upper-division courses in the Visual Arts program that encourages a cross-disciplinary approach as well as an emphasis on contemporary issues and practices, and which also serves as a bridge from lower division, assignment-based courses to more independent work at the senior level.

This course can be approached from any number of media and conceptual frameworks, and applicants are encouraged to propose a course that capitalizes on the strengths and perspective of their own practice while also fostering diverse approaches to the role of time in the visual arts. Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents: This position requires a proven ability to teach within a liberal arts context and the ability to engage students in the social and theoretical dimensions of contemporary artistic practices. Candidates must have an MFA degree, a record of effective teaching in higher education, and a demonstrated record of professional artistic achievement.

 More Information at: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1373394458466

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PSO Seeks Education Director

Portland Symphony Orchestra is seeking Director of Education & Community Engagement (Full time) 
Deadline, Open until filled 

 The Director of Education, in partnership with the Music Director and Assistant Conductor, is charged with creating and overseeing programs that encourage three generations of Maine learners to engage with and participate in symphonic music. These programs will include in-school programs, concerts, and workshops; family and Discovery programming; community engagement initiatives; and adult education programs.

This individual must be a big-picture strategic thinker; be a self-starter who tackles challenges head-on; be able to develop and monitor new initiatives with confidence; and an organized worker who efficiently and skillfully manages details. Skilled in consensus building and driving organizational initiatives forward, this individual must be an excellent relationship/partnership builder, communicator, and proponent of the PSO’s mission to enrich lives through music.

Serving a lead role in program planning, piloting, and implementing, the Director of Education & Community Engagement must have a strong knowledge of symphonic repertoire and current trends in music education. A bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree or experience in education is expected.

 In collaboration with school leaders and musicians, the Director of Education & Community Engagement will develop age-appropriate, musically engaging concert programs and curricula that meet the needs of the community while adhering to state/federal guidelines as applicable.

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.

Please submit resume, cover letter, references, and salary history to ldixon@portlandsymphony.org. The e-mail subject line should be titled PSO Education and Community Engagement Application, and all attachments should be PDF (preferred) or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).

Orchestra Website: www.portlandsymphony.org

School Creative Arts Coordinator

Inter-Campus Creative Arts Coordinator Sought in Mid-Coast (Full time) 
Deadline 07-31-2013

The Community Schools at Opportunity Farm and Camden wishes to hire an Inter-Campus Creative Arts Coordinator for their New Gloucester and Camden Campus.

This position is to oversee, manage and facilitate the Inter-Campus Creative Art Programs. This position will be asked to essentially provide creative learning opportunities on each campus by utilizing various components of the visual arts, (i.e. drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, beadwork, sewing, etc) performance arts(i.e., music, dance, theater, kinesthetic practices, etc. and the technology(i.e. film, photography, video clips, blogs, slide shows, website support, program newsletters, promotional materials, etc).

In addition, in our Inter-Campus Creative Arts Coordinator, we are hoping to find someone who can help us to envision our use of artistic space on both campuses(i.e. sound and film studios, performance centers, interactive forums, decorative displays, etc.) while continuing to explore new opportunities for sharing resources and developing collaborative learning experience with various members of our surrounding communities.

Send cover letter, resume, 3 current letters of recommendations to: joseph.thecommunityschool@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Audition for Bert and I

Online auditions are open now for a Bert and I Talent Show to be held on Friday, August 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland. 
Deadline, Before August 2

Performances will be by invitation; the show is seeking anyone who "can talk like a real Down East Yankee, tell stories, act, write, draw pictures, [who is] a poet, musician or songwriter...or [is] just a real Maine character." Performers chosen to appear in the Bert and I Talent Show will have six minutes on stage.

To audition online, go to: http://bert-and-i.com/Bert-and-I.com/Auditions.html

Required are a short resume, a photo and a link to your website or YouTube video, or you can send samples of what you do. The show, which will be emceed by Maine performer Michael Miclon, is being organized by the new Bert and I Company of Maine, formed to bring new life to the characters and humor that Bob Bryan and Marshall Dodge created with their recordings 50 years ago.

http://bert-and-i.com/Bert-and-I.com/Welcome.html

Art History Coordinator, Bowdoin

Bowdoin College Seeks Art History Department Coordinator. (Part time) 
Deadline, Until filled

The Academic Department Coordinator provides daily administrative support to the members of the departments, including: receiving and forwarding messages; responding to inquiries and requests from students, administrators, faculty, as well as from people outside the College; making appointments; scheduling committee meetings, Department meetings and honors colloquia; ordering office supplies; maintaining departmental office equipment; and making travel arrangements for Department members and candidates.

A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required; some college work strongly preferred. Applicants must possess a solid understanding and strong working knowledge of standard office software (Word, Excel) and the willingness and initiative to learn new computer applications; the ability to organize and prioritize work tasks and accomplish them efficiently and accurately; strong customer service skills (visitor and telephone reception); and the ability to successfully work independently in a one-person office environment.

At minimum of 2 years' office experience is required, preferably in an academic setting. The ability to troubleshoot minor computer problems and experience with maintaining web pages is strongly preferred. Some knowledge of processing bills and managing accounts is required. Familiarity with Financial Edge accounting software is a plus.


To apply, please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51762 and complete an online application for the position.

Paper or emailed applications for this position will not be accepted. If you have any questions about this process, please call 207-725-3923 or email careers@bowdoin.edu.

Monday, July 15, 2013

GivingWithPurpose Course

GivingWithPurpose is a FREE online course for students who are passionate about or interested in philanthropy. Sponsored by the Learning by Giving Foundation.
Deadline 08-30-2013 


The course is comprised of six compact, online classes, with each class broken up into shorter lessons. The first five classes will be accompanied by a twenty to thirty minute guest speaker video, which students can watch at their own leisure. While only students residing within the United States may pursue our more comprehensive “Giver” track, we welcome any students from other countries to join us on our basic “Learner” track. Please look to our “Requirements” section to learn more about these individual tracks.

The cool thing about an online course, at least this one specifically is you do not have to be “present” when it is released. We built this so that you can take it when you have the time within the deadlines of the course. We recommend that you finish each class before the next class is released. For classes 1 – 5, you must complete these by 8 pm EST Sunday, 8/7, which is when the class assessments are due for Givers. Class 6 must be completed by 8:00 EST Tuesday, 8/13, when the Final Exam is due.

Course goals are to help students achieve two complementary objectives:
1. Learn tips & strategies for effective charitable giving through six compact, online courses.
2. Help distribute the Foundation’s money to local nonprofits you’re passionate about… that’s right, you’ll get to give away our money!

More information at: http://www.learningbygivingfoundation.org/mooc/course-information/about-the-course/about-the-course-2/

Course schedule at: http://www.learningbygivingfoundation.org/mooc/course-information/about-the-course/class-schedule/

http://www.learningbygivingfoundation.org/




Maine Wood 2014, Call

Maine Wood 2014 Biennial Exhibition, Call for Entries
Deadline 08-31-2013

The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine announces a statewide call for entries for the fourth juried Maine Wood biennial.

The exhibition, which takes place in the Center’s Messler Gallery from January 24 – April 2, 2014, will once again showcase the breadth, creativity, and excellence of wood craftsmanship in the state of Maine.

 The deadline for entries is August 31, 2013. Maine artists and artisans working in wood, including furniture makers, turners, carvers, and sculptors, are encouraged to submit original pieces that were made in Maine during the last five years, exhibit excellence in craftsmanship and design, and have wood as their primary material.

 Detailed submission guidelines are available on the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s Messler Gallery web page at http://www.woodschool.org/gallery/index.html.

If you have questions, please contact Messler Gallery Manager, Victoria Allport, at Victoria@woodschool.org or 207-594-5611.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sacatar Dance Fellowship

Sacatar Foundation Dance Fellowship
Deadline 09-16-2013

The Sacatar Foundation, in partnership with Dance/USA Philadelphia, will provide up to eight Fellowships in 2014 for US-based dancers and choreographers (US citizens and legal US residents.)

Individuals may apply as well as small ensembles of up to three dancers. The Fellowships will include airfare, studio, room and board for eight-week residency sessions at Sacatar's seaside estate in Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil.

Two of the residency sessions in 2014 will provide the opportunity for the Dance Fellows to perform at dance festivals in Salvador, Bahia, Brasil (in April and November). Full details at www.sacatar.org; .

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Box Office Manager:Theater at Monmouth

Theatre at Monmouth seeks Box Office Manager 
Deadline, open until filled

Box Office Manager: Responsible for supervising box office staff; taking and processing subscriptions, group, complimentary, and single ticket sales; preparing daily and weekly sales reports, and maintaining and updating the database. Interested applicants must think creatively and independently, work well under pressure, have a pleasant attitude and demeanor, strong organizational/communication skills, and have experience with MS Office Suite; knowledge of Choice ticketing a plus. Pre-season and post season contract available.

To Apply Please email resume, three references, and letter of interest to Dawn McAndrews, Producing Artistic Director, at dawn@theateratmonmouth.org

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

http://www.theateratmonmouth.org

Cobscook Writers’ Conference

Cobscook Community Learning Center, Maine Writers Conference 
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 is a word that means a very small quantity,” explains Penny Guisinger, CCLC staff and coordinator of the conference. “There has been a lot of interest recently in forms of writing that focus on brevity. Poetry, certainly, has always had this focus, and short prose pieces are being more broadly recognized as a specific art form. We wanted to create a conference that focused on something different from all the other conferences across the country.” 

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. 


“We’re just so thrilled to welcome Sven, Arielle, and Lewis to this region and to offer their skills and wisdom up to the community,” says Guisinger. “When we contacted them and asked them to teach, and they heard about this beautiful location, all three of them recognized this as a wonderful opportunity for themselves as writers to experience something new. They jumped at the chance to be a part of it.” 


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. “We want participants to feel really grounded in this place,” explains Guisinger. “The experience is about writing, of course, but it’s also about being immersed in this beautiful location, and drawing inspiration from it.” 


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. Application and registration to the conference are due by July 22, and slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 


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. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Art Walk Lewiston Auburn Seeks Artists

L/A Arts is seeking submissions for the July Art Walk 
Deadline, 07-17-2013

Are you looking for more exposure or a chance to sell your artwork? Art Walk Lewiston Auburn gives artists a place to display without any submission fees! Our mission is to foster a sense of community and celebrate the vitality of downtown Lewiston and Auburn, but we can't do it without you! The deadline for submissions has been extended to July 17th! Artwork must be submitted online!

July Art Walk Lewiston Auburn is on Friday, July 26th from 5-9 PM. Now is the time to get involved and submit your work today!

Submit applications at: http://www.artwalklewistonauburn.com/

More information at: http://laarts.org/?p=2728

Chapel Hill Library, Public Art

Chapel Hill Public and Cultural Arts Office, Call to Artists for Chapel Hill Library Project
Deadline 08-16-2013

DESCRIPTION: The Town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina seeks qualifications from artists or teams to create artwork for the newly renovated and expanded Chapel Hill Library located at 100 Library Drive in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists. North Carolina artists are encouraged to apply.

PROJECT BUDGET: A total of $135,000 has been budgeted for one to three projects. The budget is inclusive of all expenses including travel.

 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: August 16, 2013

INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR APPLICANTS: July 23, 2013

For the full request for qualifications see http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=253

Steve Wright
Public Art Coordinator
Cultural Arts Division
Town of Chapel Hill
200 Plant Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Email: swright@townofchapelhill.org
Web:  www.chapelhillarts.org
Phone: (919) 968-2749
Fax: (919) 932-2923 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Chamber Music America Showcase

Showcase Opportunity at Chamber Music America Conference
Deadline, 07-15-2013

The deadline to apply to showcase at Chamber Music Americas 36th Annual Conference is less than one week away. Don't miss this once-a-year opportunity to introduce your ensemble to presenters, managers, musicians, and chamber music enthusiasts from across the country.

Application can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014ShowcaseApplication

http://www.chamber-music.org/


Volunteer at Kah-Bang

KahBang Music Festival in Bangor has a Volunteer Program, The KahBang Gang.
Deadline 07-15-2013

KahBang Gang volunteers get to experience the festival in a unique way. They gain valuable production experience, make new friendships and meet new people, and get free camping and festival access when they are not working! KahBang Gang team members experience first-hand, the behind-the-scenes action of a major festival.

Each KahBang Gang volunteer receives a complimentary Festival Pass, T-Shirt, and complimentary camping accommodations if requested. Between or after shifts, you can attend KahBang events for free! In addition, KahBang Gang Volunteers receive a special edition Volunteer T-Shirt and are given the opportunity to attend certain Special Event around fest weekend. All volunteer shifts are predetermined to ensure you do not miss all the major events and performances.

Festival takes place August 8 to 11

More information at: http://kahbang.com/volunteers/

http://kahbang.com/

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Call to Bronze Working Artists

Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, Call to Artists for Bust of Alvin Saunders Johnson 
Deadline 07-12-2013

 DESCRIPTION: The Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission seeks qualifications from bronze sculptors for a commission of a bronze bust of noted Nebraskan Alvin Saunders Johnson. The bust will be displayed with previously commissioned bronze portrait busts at the Nebraska Hall of Fame in the State Capitol building in Lincoln, NE.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists nationwide

PROJECT BUDGET: A project budget range of $15,000 - $25,000 has been set. (There is potential for additional funding for a possible purchase of a second bust to be sited at another location.)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday, July 12, 2013

APPLICATION FEE: There is an online application fee of $18 for this project.

 ONLINE APPLICATION via SlideRoom: https://nebraska.slideroom.com/#/Login

For the full RFQ PROSPECTUS see: http://www.nebraskahistory.org/admin/hall_of_fame/Alvin-Saunders-Johnson-rfp.html

CONTACT: Call Deb McWilliams, project manager, at 402.471.4955 or email deb.mcwilliams@nebraska.gov

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

NEFA Presenter Travel Funds

New England Foundation for the Arts Travel Funds for New England Arts Presenters
Deadline, Open

NEFA has Presenter Travel Funds available for any nonprofit, school, or government entity based in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

The nonprofit organization does not need to be an arts organization. An organization that does not have a federal tax identification number (such as a national historic park) may apply as long as it is part of an official government agency (such as the National Park Service). Applicants may apply for funding to help cover the expense of attending festivals, showcases, conferences, or other cultural events where they can see artistic work that they may present in their own community. NEFA encourages applicants to seek out opportunities where multiple cultural events are taking place, so that they may experience as many performances and genres as possible.

The deadline is open, but funds for this program usually run out before November, so apply sooner rather than later.

More information at: http://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/grants/presenter_travel_fund

http://www.nefa.org/

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sanford Mural Art Initiative

Sanford Mural Art Initiative Seeks Proposals
Deadline, 08-10-2013

 The Sanford Mural Art Initiative, a collaboration including The Sanford Downtown Legacy, The Sanford Art Association, The Maine Center for Creativity, Sherwin Williams Paint in Springvale, and other community partners, is seeking mural artists to submit proposals for a downtown mural project.

The mural will be installed on a prominent building in the city of Sanford and ideally would be on removable panels for relocation should the need arise. The goals of the project include:
 1. To beautify and enhance the downtown district
 2. Contribute to the park that is currently being built along the Mousam River
 3. To connect visually the park and downtown district
 4. To become the first outside mural of a long term plan of community wide outside art projects

This is the first mural for the City of Sanford and therefore will be the cornerstone of a long term plan to create an economic engine utilizing outdoor art. The Sanford Mural Art Initiative has obtained preliminary funding in the amount of $12,000. This includes a completed mural no smaller than 10’ x 30’ and no larger than 12’ x 40’. Ideally the mural would be on removable panels for relocation should the need arise.

The mural can depict one or all of the following; the history or culture of the area; a scenic, striking outdoor theme, or a fun, humorous, creative theme. Using the mural to tell the a story that inspires and encourages people to come and view the art and the community that it represents.

Deadline The deadline for submission is August 10, 2013.

Please deliver or mail entries to
Sanford Mural Art Initiative,
Sanford Art Association at P.O. Box 388
Sanford Maine 04073.

Please include the following materials

  • Letter of Interest: State your interest in and qualifications for the project in a letter of no more than two pages. 
  • A narrative and drawing illustrating the concept, including supplemental information such as medium, approximate dimensions of proposed mural. The narrative should convey the artistic intent, style of work, etc. A preliminary itemized budget and time table for completed mural.
  •  Resume or CV highlighting your experience with public art. 
  • Two references from persons familiar with the applicant’s artwork. 
  •  A CD of digital images: No more than ten images of artwork the applicant has completed. 
The Sanford Mural Art Initiative members will make the selection within 30 days of the submission deadline. All applicants to the Request for Proposal will be notified shortly thereafter. Selection Criteria: An initial proposal that reflects the Project Intent as described in this document and how the artist will work with the committee to promote the piece. This can include press releases, social media and other media outlets. Quality of work reflecting artistic excellence. Experience working in public settings and fabricating and installation of work suitable for the outdoor environment. Additional Information The selected artist will receive a Contract for the Commission in an amount not to exceed $12,000 which must be sufficient for all remaining elements of the project including, artist fees, materials, and installation.

Contact person for this project is:
Susan Mesick
207/459-5064
suemesick@gmail.com

"Botanicals" Exhibit, Call

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, call for entries for 3rd Annual "Botanicals" competition. 
Deadline, 07-27-2013.

The gallery would like for all 2D artists (including photography) to send us their best interpretation of the theme "Botanicals" by submitting their best botanical and floral art for inclusion into the gallery's August 2013 online Group Art Exhibition. We encourage entries from artists, regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best botanical art.

Botanical art will include flowers, herbs, leaves and plants. Winners of the "Botanicals" Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 75+ event announcement posts, extensive social media marketing, distribution and promotion, in order to make the art world aware of the art exhibition and in particular, the artist's accomplishments. There will also be links back to the artist's website included as part of this award package. Interested artists should provide to us with your best botanical and floral before the deadline of July 27.

Apply online at: http://www.lightspacetime.com

John R Math
Phone: 888/490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Art in the Big Tent, Call

Art in the Big Tent: at the Hahn Center, Friendship, Maine Sunday July 28, 2013 
Deadline, Unknown

As part of the Friendship Day Celebration, this "Day After" event is now in its third year. This fine art sale was very successful last year both artist participation and sales were terrific. Artists please register to participate in this casual afternoon of and sales and interaction.

Registration is $35 to benefit the Friendship Ambulance Fund.

Please call Pam Cabanas at 207/832-6633 or email at mabanas1@yahoo.com for more information and registration. Join upwards of 20 mid-coast artists under The Big Tent in Friendship on Sunday, July 28 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Szpilman Award for Ephemeral Art

Szpilman Award awarded for works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time
Deadline, 09-30-2013

The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations. Everyone can apply. Worldwide!

There is no participation fee.
Closing date: September 30, 2013 (postmark).

The prize winner receives the Jackpot Stipendium. This scholarship consists of three parts:

  •  A challenge cup. 
  • 10 days of accommodation in Cimochowizna (Poland) including journey.
  • A sum of money in cash. 

The amount of money is dynamic. SZPILMAN is raising money parallel to the competition. The prize winner receives the money that is raised until September 30, 2013.
The current score may be checked at www.award.szpilman.de/jackpot.

 For all information and the application form go to www.award.szpilman.de

Friday, July 5, 2013

NEA Art Works Grant

NEA Art Works Grant for Projects of Highest Excellence 
Deadline, 08-08-2013

Art Works: To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Within these areas, innovative projects are strongly encouraged.

Through the projects that we support in the Art Works category, we want to achieve the following four outcomes:
  • Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, 
  • Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art, 
  • Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, 
  • Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.
August 8, 2013, Application Deadline
( June 1, 2014, Earliest Beginning Date for Arts Endowment Period of Support)

Engagement Touring, presenting, and other program activities for underserved communities. Community-based work, and projects with a distinct focus on community engagement. Services to artists and arts organizations, including arts and arts-related conferences. Service projects that focus on a single discipline should apply through that discipline. Applicants such as arts and business councils or lawyers for the arts organizations are included here. Technical assistance programs for artists and arts organizations.

Learning Education and related activities for youth, adults, intergenerational groups, and schools. (If your project is for youth, see "Choosing the Right Discipline for Youth Projects" to help you in your discipline selection.) Training and residency programs for professional artists. Professional development for artists and arts organizations

Grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. (Deadlines: March 7 and August 8, 2013)

http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/index.html

Thursday, July 4, 2013

MacArthur Foundation Film Call

MacArthur Foundation Announces Open Call for Documentary Film Proposals
Deadline, 07-31-2013

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives program supports the production and distribution of social-issue documentary films that address important contemporary topics and are intended for a broad audience, particularly in the United States.

The program seeks to fund documentary projects that address the significant social challenges of our time or explore important but under-reported topics. Domestic and international topics are welcome, and preference will be given to projects that align with one of MacArthur's grantmaking areas.

Support will be provided primarily for production and post-production activities, and to experienced filmmakers based in the U.S. with track records of completing feature-length films that have been broadcast nationally and internationally and received critical recognition.

In selecting documentary films for support, the foundation looks for projects that address important, contemporary social topics — international or domestic; that align with MacArthur's programmatic interests in the U.S. and international grantmaking areas; that follow an issue over time, providing in-depth reporting that goes beyond conventional news coverage; that utilize compelling personal stories to engage viewers and create empathy; that appeal to a broad audience because they are accessible, interesting, and balanced; that are factually correct and follow best practices in journalism; that have a strong likelihood of being broadcast in the U.S. and elsewhere, as well as thoughtful plans for broad dissemination in educational, community, or policy settings; and that are led by experienced U.S.-based filmmaking teams that have past success in bringing a documentary project to successful completion and reaching broad U.S. audiences.

Grants will be made only to eligible organizations. MacArthur does not make grants to individuals and does not make grants through fiscal agents or sponsors. In order to qualify for a MacArthur grant, a project must be applied for through a nonprofit or for-profit incorporated entity that can claim it has complete financial and editorial control over the documentary film project for which it is seeking MacArthur support.

Applicants may request any funding amount, but the typical grant range is between $50,000 and $200,000.

For the current round, initial online proposals will be accepted between July 15 and July 31, 2013. If a project is selected as a semi-finalist, the applicant will be notified by September 1 and asked to submit a full proposal and detailed budget. Funding decisions are expected in November.

Visit the MacArthur Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and the online grant proposals form. http://www.macfound.org/info-grantseekers/grantmaking-guidelines/media-grant-guidelines/media-documentary-films-guidelin/

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Editorial Assistant in Farmington

Alice James Books is currently seeking a full-time editorial assistant
Deadline, Open until filled

The editorial assistant must be able to prioritize and be comfortable with high volumes and continuous flow of work. Must be self-sufficient, detail-oriented and possess excellent time-management skills.

Experience with InDesign, proofreading, marketing, and the publishing environment highly desired. Microsoft Office and basic computer skills required.

Duties include, but are not limited to, answering the phone, general office upkeep, coordinating mailings, website and database maintenance, communication with authors/vendors, overseeing and training interns, managing contest submissions, producing a wide range of promotional materials, and overseeing and tracking permissions.

37.5 hrs/wk. with health benefits; starting wage is $11/hr. (commensurate with experience).

Emails only. No phone calls please.

Email cover letter and resume to: ajb@alicejamesbooks.org

Santo Foundation Grants

Santo Foundation Individual Artist Grants 2013 
Deadline: 08/15/13

To celebrate our 5th Anniversary The Santo Foundation will be awarding five Individual Artist Awards. Totaling $16,000

Our distinguished juror is Marilu Knode, Executive Director of Laumeier International Sculpture Park. She will award three individual artists $5000.00 each.

In addition we are introducing the Artist Choose Artist Award. Internationally acclaimed artist and critical writer Buzz Spector will award two individual artists $500.00 each.

Please see our call listed in callforentry.org. Entries are only accepted on callforentry.org.

MFA students, emerging, mid-career and established artists are eligible. All art mediums/categories are eligible. National/International candidates’ eligible. $40.00 Fee

http://www.santofoundation.org/

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Maine Arts Internships

Arts Internship Opportunities Across Maine 
Deadline, Open 

Maine Arts Internships resource from the Maine Arts Commission is the online resource for artists and art students seeking relevant internship opportunities within Maine. The agency focuses on placing college interns with the assumption that they will be seeking credit. However, all internship-seekers are welcome to use this service. Organizations seeking interns are free to post their information as well.

http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Media-and-Performing/Internship-Listings

Monday, July 1, 2013

Public Art Call, Denver

The Denver International Airport Seeks Public Artists
Deadline, 07-07-2013

The Denver International Airport (DEN) Art and Culture Program (in collaboration with Denver Arts & Venues) seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create a work of art for the expansion of the C Gates Concourse. This new facility at DEN will add five additional gates, seating, walkways and shopping areas. In keeping with the airport’s reputation for airy, light-filled, easy-to-navigate spaces, this new building will be a wide and open space in which several civic, commercial, and airline-focused activities will take place. This commission is open to artists/artist teams working in all media.

The commission amount is $200,000 USD.
Deadline for submitting portfolios is July 7, 2013 – 5:00 PM MST.

The full RFQ for this project, as well as more information about all the public art and design opportunities at DEN will be posted on our website: http://business.flydenver.com/bizops/artProgram.asp

Be sure to sign up for email program notifications at the same website. Once you have reviewed the RFQ, you may submit your application at the DIA Slideroom website: https://flydenver.slideroom.com

Applications will only be accepted through Slideroom. An informational video is available with details about the project: https://vimeo.com/69089002.

For questions, please contact Matt Chasansky at matt.chasansky@flydenver.com.