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Monday, September 30, 2013

Poetry Out Loud 2014

Maine Arts Commission, Poetry Out Loud education program call for registrants
Deadline 11-22-2013 

If you do not know about Poetry Out Loud then here is the scoop. It is organized by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation and administered at the state level by the Maine Arts Commission. It began in high schools nationwide in 2006, the program encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. Poetry Out Loud helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. In addition to providing a meaningful arts education experience of poetry in written and spoken form, prizes are awarded to successful students and schools at the state and national level, including a $20,000 scholarship awarded to the National Champion.

The Maine Arts Commission is pleased to announce that schools can now register quickly and easily online by visiting MaineArts.com.

Please note that Poetry Out Loud can take place in your school anytime between now and January 17, 2014, as the program does not require full class periods and can be completed in just two to three weeks. However, there are many opportunities to make Poetry Out Loud a larger part of your high school’s curriculum in English Language Arts or Visual and Performing Arts, including the program’s alignment with the Common Core English Language Arts Standards in the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading and for Language. . Click for details.

Please review the following timeline as you consider registering your school:
  • September – November 2013 School Registration (ongoing)
  • November 22, 2013 Last day to register for Poetry Out Loud
  • January 17, 2014 Last day for school-wide competitions
  • January – February 2014 Poetry Out Loud Regional Workshops
  • February 2014 Maine Regional Finals
  • March 2014 Maine State Finals
  • April 28-30, 2014 POL National Finals
Schools can register at: 

Complete information at: 



Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund

Tribeca Film Institute Opens Submissions for Documentary Fund
Deadline: November 11-05-2013

Tribeca Film Institute  Documentary Fund provides grants and guidance to exceptional filmmakers with character-driven nonfiction works-in-progress that sit outside the social issue landscape. By supporting work that engages in unexplored perspectives, the fund aims to help take audiences into someone else's environment and spotlight the journey of the individual.

Grants of at least $10, 000 will be awarded in 2014.

In addition, the TFI/ESPN Prize will provide one annual grant of $30,000for a feature-length documentary work-in-progress (in development or production stage) that captures the human element of the sports world — and brings the dramatic stakes of competitiveness to vivid life.

All submissions must be feature-length documentaries with an intended length of at least seventy minutes and should creatively document one or more unique characters. Submissions can be in the advanced stages of development, production, or post-production but must not have aired on any form of television, been screened publicly, or have been distributed in theaters or online prior to February 2013. Submitted films must show enough footage to highlight character, unique access, and storytelling ability.

Foreign language documentaries are eligible but must be subtitled and suitable for an American audience.

The program is open to filmmakers anywhere in the world. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Student films and documentary short films are not eligible.

Visit the TFI Web site for complete program guidelines and submission requirements.

https://tribecafilminstitute.org/programs/detail/tfi_documentary_fund

Saturday, September 28, 2013

International Affairs Fellowship

International Affairs Fellowship by the Council on Foreign Relations to assist mid-career scholars
Deadline, 10-31-2013

Launched in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) is a distinguished program offered by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to assist mid-career scholars and professionals in advancing their analytic capabilities and broadening their foreign policy experience. The program aims to strengthen career development by helping outstanding individuals acquire and apply foreign policy skills beyond the scope of their professional and scholarly achievements. The distinctive character of the IAF Program lies in the contrasting professional experiences fellows obtain through their twelve-month appointment. Selected fellows from academia and the private sector spend fellowship tenures in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials spend their tenures in a scholarly atmosphere free from operational pressure.

Interested candidates who meet the program’s eligibility requirements can apply online between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis. The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September.

The IAF Program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents between the ages of twenty-seven and thirty-five who are eligible to work in the United States.

Selection as an IAF is based on a combination of the following criteria: scholarly qualifications, achievements and promise, depth and breadth of professional experience, firm grounding in foreign policy and international relations, and an application proposal that focuses on solutions to identified problems in U.S. foreign policy.

More information at: http://www.cfr.org/thinktank/fellowships/iaf.html

Contact: fellowships@cfr.org
212.434.9740

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tribeca All Access

Filmmakers From Underrepresented Communities Invited to Apply for Tribeca All Access
Deadline: 11-05-2013

The Tribeca All Access is a program of the Tribeca Film Institute, Tribeca All Access supports working filmmakers in the United States and Puerto Rico from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry with grants and other resources, including greater access to industry contacts.

The program seeks feature-length narrative and documentary submissions from established and emerging filmmakers whose team includes a U.S.-based director or screenwriter. Projects may be in any stage of development, from treatment/screenplay to post-production. Projects of any genre and/or budget range are eligible for a grant.

Five narrative filmmakers and five documentary filmmakers will each receive a grant of $15,000 to use toward the development, production, post-production, or marketing of their project.

Grantees automatically qualify for the Creative Promise Award of $10,000, which is awarded to one narrative project and one documentary project at the Tribeca Film Festival. In addition, grantees will participate in networking events at the film festival and will receive year-round customized support from TFI in order to advance their projects through completion.

Visit the TFI Web site for complete program information and application instructions.

https://tribecafilminstitute.org/programs/detail/tribeca_all_access

Thursday, September 26, 2013

IMRC, Researcher in Residence

Researcher in Residence Program for the Innovative Media, Research and Commercialization Center seeks Creative Technologists, Intermedia Artists and New Media Producers
Deadline, 10-25-2013 for Spring 2014 (end of June for Fall residency) 

IMRC residencies support the creative research, production and presentation of initiatives in new media, intermedia, and other technology areas, and their social and cultural application. The residency supports a period of concentration and immersion in creative investigation, cutting-edge research or production of visionary, experimental applications and projects. Potential initiatives might range from live intermedia productions, sound and physical computing works to technical prototypes, installations and tactical media events. The RRP is committed to supporting a diverse and broad ranging creative environment. We consequently encourage applications from the broadest possible range of individuals and creative technologists to this program.

Residency Length
Residencies are offered twice a year, one residency is offered per six months in the Fall and Spring semesters for a period of between 8 and 12 weeks each.

Award
RRP awardees are granted a $5,000 stipend, studio space, 24/7 access to the IMRC Center’s state of the art digital design, media production, prototyping and fabrication studios, a materials budget of $3,000, and support for travel costs to and from Orono, Maine. Housing during the residency is not provided, however the program can provide assistance to find accommodations.

Eligibility
The ideal resident will both contribute to and benefit from the collective environment at the IMRC Center and the affiliated programs in New Media and Intermedia and will embrace the spirit of interdisciplinarity shared across the University of Maine. To promote collaboration and the sharing of diverse skill sets, these programs are grounded in and encourage interdisciplinary research in hybrid applications, innovative problem solving, and their utilization through the full range of research, development and commercialization. The aim of this program is threefold: to foster and support innovative research in Intermedia and New Media at the University of Maine; to build on the University of Maine’s reputation as a center of excellence; and to bring together students and faculty working at the IMRC Center with expert external participants to create a collaborative and innovative creative research environment. Collaborative teams are eligible to apply; the stipend will be split between the members.

Expectations
During the course of the residency RRP awardees are expected to participate in, and lead, public events including a lecture as part of the visiting artists series, workshops, demonstrations of research in progress, panel discussions, and other such programs and public presentations. In addition to these type of events RRP awardees will be expected to lead a one to two week intensive course for graduates students and advanced undergraduates (in Intermedia and New Media) on some aspect of advanced research, development or production related to their own work, interests and skill sets.

Visiting
Applicants are not required, but are welcome to visit prior to applying. There are a number of public events throughout the year that applicants are welcome to attend and can be found on the Intermedia MFA web site www.intermediamfa.org. For those that would like to make an appointment for an individual meeting to discuss the residency, please contact Owen Smith, Director of IMRC and Intermedia MFA, at ofsmith@maine.edu.

Application can be found at: http://www.imrccenter.com/programs/residencies-fellowships-and-student-support/researcher-in-residence-program-application/

http://www.imrccenter.com/sample-page/

YoungArts Foundation, Call

YoungArts Foundation Invites Applications for 2014 Young Artists Prize
Deadline: 10-18-2013

The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities to help ensure that the nation's most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts. YoungArts is accepting applications for its 2014 prize cycle, with support offered in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

To date, YoungArts has honored more than 17,000 young artists with over $6 million in monetary awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in college scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with distinguished artists/master teachers such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d'Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Bill T. Jones, Quincy Jones, and Martin Scorsese. In addition, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country's highest honor for young artists.

Each year up to seven hundred students are selected from across the country as national winners. Winners will receive grants of up to $10,000 each and have the opportunity to attend YoungArts programs and partake in master classes with internationally renowned artists, workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and exhibitions.

Application materials must be received no later than October 18, 2013. Applicants will receive notification of their status via e-mail no later than the end of November and written confirmation by the end of December.

Citizens or legal residents of the United States or U.S. territories who are between the ages of 15 and 18 on December 1, 2013, or in grades 10-12, may apply. International students who are studying in the U.S. on a student visa also are eligible to apply. YoungArts reserves the right to extend eligibility on a case-by-case basis provided the applicant's birth date falls within ninety days before or after the designated guidelines.

Contact: http://www.youngarts.org/apply

http://www.youngarts.org/

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

TEDxDirigo, GENERATE

TEDxDirigo, GENERATE event at the Cabot Mill in Brunswick Maine
Event date  11-3-2013

TEDxDirigo has been forged as a world-class platform to celebrate innovation and creativity in Maine. In the same spirit of the state motto, TEDxDirigo leads the way with ideas from Maine’s brightest innovators and change makers. Our goal is for TEDxDirigo to be a catalyst for positive change in the state and world, where new ideas are supported for the greater good of all. Through the popular and effective TED Talk format, we have inspired hundreds of live audience members and hundreds of thousands online globally.

In 2010 we brought “ideas worth spreading” to Maine and broadened our Frontier of what’s possible with our inaugural event. In 2011, we gave our presenters and guests the freedom to explore the world and their passions with Latitudes. Now in 2012 we’re bringing even more world-class events to Maine, including our first ever try-outs, a special spring Engage event, and our third annual fall event, Villages.

To generate something is to bring it into existence. The things that we make, make us. Request an invitation to join other change makers this fall at our GENERATE event.

Whether you generate conversation, ideas or products–these are the marks we leave on this world. Bring something into existence — and share it. Our fourth annual fall event will be held at the Cabot Mill in Brunswick on November 3, 2013.

We anticipate another sell-out event, so please take a few moments to let us know you’d like to join us by requesting an invitation here. http://tedxdirigo.com/want-to-attend-tedxdirigo-generate/

Complete information at: http://tedxdirigo.com/

Roy W. Dean Grant

Roy W. Dean Film/Video Grant for shorts, documentaries, and features with budgets under $500K. 
Deadline 09-30-2013

The Roy W. Dean Film/Video Grant provides in-kind goods and services to support compelling shorts, documentaries, and independent features with budgets under $500K. Student filmmakers are welcome. The deadline for applications is September 30. More info.

Spring grant with a postmark deadline of 4/30/13,
Summer Grant with a postmark deadline of 6/30/13
Fall Grant with a postmark deadline of 9/30/13. 

You can apply for any or all of these grants. Tenacity is the back bone of the filmmaker! Just keep applying with an improved proposal and trailer. Application Fee $38.00 ($28.00 with proof you are a student)

To understand how to apply, please start with:
The guidelines page: http://www.fromtheheartproductions.com/grant-guidelines.shtml
The grant history http://www.fromtheheartproductions.com/grant-history.shtml
How to apply: http://www.fromtheheartproductions.com/howto.shtml

http://www.fromtheheartproductions.com

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MECA Fall Lecture Series

MECA’s Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer Series, Portland
Multiple Event Dates

MECA’s Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer Series invites professional artists, educators, curators, thought leaders, and creative entrepreneurs to present on topics of interest and importance to the Greater Portland community and beyond. All lectures in this series are free and open to the public.

Hosted in MECA’s Porteous Building (522 Congress Street), seating is limited.

Visit meca.edu/lectures
or call 800.699.1509 for more information.

1. Jenny Dougherty ’05 // Alumni Biennial Gallery Talk // Tuesday, September 17, ICA at MECA, 12pm

2. Shirah Neumann MFA ’12 // Alumni Biennial Gallery Talk  // Thursday, October 3, ICA at MECA, 12pm

3. Gina Adams ’02 // Alumni Biennial Gallery Talk // Thursday October 10, ICA at MECA, 12pm

4. Andrew Baldwin // Thursday, September 19, 2013, Osher Hall, 12pm

5. Dao Chau Hai and Nguyen Ngoc Lam // Visiting Artists in Residence from Vietnam // Thursday September 26, 2013, Osher Hall, 12pm

6. Emily Luce // Tuesday, October 8, 2013, Osher Hall, 12pm

7. Catherine Kernan //  Friday, October 25, 2013, Osher Hall, 7pm

8. Elizabeth Hand // Wednesday, November 6, 2013, Osher Hall, 7pm,

9. Gary Stephan // Thursday, November 14, 2013, Osher Hall, 12pm

10. Matt Hutton // Thursday, November 7, 2013, Osher Hall, 12pm

11. Angela Warren MFA ’11 // Thursday, December 5 , 2013, Osher Hall, 7pm,

Complete information at:
http://meca.edu/headline/meca-announces-fall-13-lecture-series

http://meca.edu/

Portland Public Art Website Launch

Portland Public Art Committee is presenting the guidelines for temporary public art installations 
Event Date 09-26-2013

The Portland Public Art Committee is presenting its temporary art guidelines and launching its website on Thursday, September 26 from 6-8PM in Deering Oaks Park. This is a great event for artists to attend.

There will be a fire dance performance, projection and tour of the website, and of course, the temporary art guidelines.

Please Like the PPAC FB page, and invite your friends to do the same.
https://www.facebook.com/events/305951776212807/

For more information contact:
Julia Kirby
Development Director
St. Lawrence Arts Center
207.775.1248
julia.kirby@stlawrencearts.org

Monday, September 23, 2013

Harvestworks Residency, NYC

Harvest works New Works Residency for technology artists 2013/14, NYC
Deadline 10-06-2013

The Harvestworks New Works is a national program that offers American artists (US-residents) commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for rehearsal and other TEAM lab activities. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors.

New works may include multiple channel audio or video installations, interactive performance systems, data visualization or projects involving hardware hacking, circuit bending or custom built interfaces, as well as projects that use the web. Up to 12 residencies will be selected (depending on project size and funding) along with up to five project scholarships. Priority will be given to the creative use of the Harvestworks’ production facility and the innovative use of sound and/or picture. Emerging artists and artists of color are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: The Artist in Residency (AIR) program is designed to assist individual working artists. Collaborations, groups, ensembles and collectives have to designate a Lead Artist to apply to the program. Only new work proposals are accepted. Proposals that document an existing work are not eligible. Students who are currently enrolled in a university are not eligible. AIR recipients from the past 2 years are not eligible to apply this year. Lead artists must reside in the U.S.

Residencies run from Dec 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.

Work produced in the program is premiered in the Harvestworks’ New York Electronic Art Festival or in our TEAM Presentation Lab. Residents are also featured on the Harvestworks website.

To start your application, please visit this link: http://harvestworks.slideroom.com/

Questions can be directed to Hans Tammen at 212.431.1130 ext. 2
or by email at hanst@harvestworks.org

http://www.harvestworks.org/new-works-residency/

Sunday, September 22, 2013

National Dance Touring Awards

Applications Invited for National Dance Project Touring Awards through NEFA
Deadline 10-07-2013

A program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, National Dance Project Touring Awards support the national tours of new dance works, with up to $35,000 in funding for each artist and company.

Awards are distributed as NDP Presentation Grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations presenting the works and are designated to support artist fees and travel.

Touring Awards are automatically given to all NDP Production Grant recipients. In addition, each fall up to ten works created independently from the Production Grant process will receive Touring Awards through a competitive application process.

Choreographers and companies are eligible to apply. Agents, artist managers, and presenters also may apply on behalf of an artist, company, or project.

To be eligible, projects must be in an advanced stage of development and be ready for touring at the beginning of the NDP touring season (between June 1 and August 31 of the following year); involve presentations of dance works of genuine imagination and originality by artists of recognized skill and accomplishment; and demonstrate that at least three U.S. presenters from at least two states will present the work on tour.

Complete program guidelines and application materials are available at the NEFA Web site at: http://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/grants/national_dance_project_touring_award

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Write On! Student Playwriting Project

Write On! Student Playwriting Project at Theatre at Monmouth
Deadline, Open

Write On! integrates the art of playwriting into the classroom to enhance student literacy, creative expression, and communication skills. Students learn the importance of language structure, grammar, and word choice as a means of clearly communicating their own thoughts, choices, and imaginations through the development of a 10-minute play (grades 5-8) or a one act play (grades 9–12).  Through the student playwriting festival, in-school residencies, and playwriting workshops, Write On! exposes students to theatre and playwriting in an active, engaging way while creating a positive learning community. Plays selected will receive a workshop performance as part of Theater at Monmouth’s 2014 summer season.

2013-2014 School Application
http://www.theateratmonmouth.org/2013_writeon_school_app.pdf

| 2013-2014 Student Submission http://www.theateratmonmouth.org/2013_writeon_student_sub.pdf

More information at:
http://www.theateratmonmouth.org/education-school-programs.html

Friday, September 20, 2013

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, NC

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is accepting submissions, NC
Deadline, 10-10-2013

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema. Each spring Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina for a four-day, morning to midnight array of over 100 films as well as discussions, panels, and southern hospitality. Set within a four-block radius, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation between filmmakers, film professionals and the public.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival's 2014 call for entries opens on August 15.
Both short and feature-length documentaries are eligible by October 15 for regular submission and December 6 for late submission.

More info at: http://www.fullframefest.org/festival/submit-2/guidelines-application-instructions/

http://www.fullframefest.org/about/

Maine Craft Saturday

Maine Craft Association - MAINE CRAFT SATURDAY - call for entries 
Deadline, 09-21-2013
Event Date, Saturday October 5, 2013 

The Maine Craft Association will kick off American Craft Week with the launch of the first annual MAINE CRAFT SATURDAY October 5th, 2013. Maine Craft Saturday encourages craft artists, businesses, galleries, non-profit organizations, and all entities of the arts across the state of Maine to open their doors to the public and take advantage of a critical mass of similar businesses doing the same thing at the same time!

Participants are welcome to host special events, demonstrations, workshops, or simply just be open for browsing! Participating craft artists & venues will be listed on the Maine Craft Saturday Participant List located on Maine Craft Association website, the Maine Craft Saturday Participant map, and a print list of participants grouped by county.

The MCA will promote the day through press releases, print media, Facebook, enews, and the MCA & American Craft Week websites. Participating MCA members will be listed and promoted, with address and web link at no charge (sign-up is required). Other interested craft businesses, studios, galleries may be listed with address and web link for only $10.
 
We hope you get involved in the inaugural year of MAINE CRAFT SATURDAY!

Deadline to be listed on our website & map is September 21st

Maine Craft Saturday Participant List
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/viewer?mid=zTOC3KTqY98A.kYFggIvmkBf0

Maine Craft Saturday Participant Map
 https://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/viewer?mid=zTOC3KTqY98A.kYFggIvmkBf0

 
To get involved and join the growing list of participants please send the following information to Marie: marie@mainecrafts.org -  207 588 0021

Name (business and/or personal)
Media or business (for example: ceramic studio, gallery, school, multi-artist building)
Physical street address / City / State / Region /Zip
Phone + Website + Email
Description of event/work/studio (up to a paragraph)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

American Folk Festival, Employment

American Folk Festival seeks a Development Coordinator
Deadline 10-04-2013

The American Folk Festival seeks a staff Development Coordinator to support fundraising efforts. Position will support corporate and individual giving, and assist in government and foundation grantwriting.  Requires minimum three years’ experience with prior success in fundraising, strong communication skills and PC skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and projects, and to deal effectively with prospects and donors.  Flexible work schedule. American Folk Festival is an EEO employer.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing samples to:

American Folk Festival Search
PO Box 1206
Bangor ME 04402

http://www.americanfolkfestival.com/

Falmouth Footlights Venue

A 70 seat performance venue opens in Falmouth, seeks submissions for 2013-14 rentals.
Deadline, None

A 70 seat performance venue will open this Thursday at 190 US Route One in Falmouth Foreside (The former Ocean Community Church). With easy access from the highway (north & south) and only 5 driving minutes from downtown Portland, The Footlights will be a welcome addition to the performing arts community who are seeking an affordable place to produce their craft.

The Footlights is now accepting submissions for 2013-14 season rentals... the venue is available for 1-2-3 week rentals, as well as 1 night only events. Standard rental fees and policies will be discussed with each individual submission / performance group.

The Footlights features tiered seating, a proscenium stage with stage left and right entrances, a large dressing room, 2 bathrooms, lobby, a light / sound booth with basic lighting and sound equipment, shop and storage room, box office and concession area. The venue is handicap accessible and air conditioned with free "on-site" parking!

Open house on Thursday, September 26 from 5-7, followed by a "Pay-What-You-Can" performance of It's Just Sex by Jeff Gould, which will run September 19-October 6.

Email inquiries to FOOTLIGHTSINFO@AOL.COM
 
Michael J. Tobin
The Footlights
190 US Route 1
Falmouth, Maine
04105

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

NEFA, Idea Swap

NEFA's 12th Annual Idea Swap for New England-based nonprofit presenting organizations. MA
Event date 11-07-2013

NEFA's 12th Annual Idea Swap will be November 7, 2013 from 9:30AM to 4:00PM.
Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608

The Idea Swap is an annual event for New England-based nonprofit presenting organizations to network and share project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program. Each year NEFA’s Idea Swap attracts over 150 participants. Together with Expeditions grant funding, Idea Swap stimulates opportunities for collaboration and partnerships in arts touring and presenting while broadening the range of arts projects and activities available to New England communities.

The Idea Swap begins with networking over breakfast, followed by five minute presentations of high quality performing arts projects that may be available for touring, a networking lunch, and facilitated small groups to informally discuss project ideas. NEFA invites participants to submit project presentations which, if selected, will be allotted approximately five minutes and must include artist work samples, such as a DVD or CD. Creative presentations, which may include the featured artist, are given priority.

http://www.nefa.org/events/idea_swap_1

Direct event inquiries to: Elizabeth Bouchard: ebouchard@nefa.org 
617.951.0010 x516

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fellowships at Studio Center, VT

Fellowship opportunities for Artists/Writers in New England, IN, WA, OH at Vermont Studio Center.
Deadline 10-01-2013

Clowes Fund Fellowship Four fellowships, one each for visual artists currently living in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Indiana and Washington. Each award includes a $400 travel stipend.

Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fellowships A special fellowship opportunity for New England visual artists over the age of 35 with demonstrable financial need. Please apply to VSC at this deadline for consideration by A.R.T.

Ohio Arts Council Fellowships Two awards, one each for a visual artist and writer, who are recent recipients of OAC Individual Excellence Awards.

These are just a few of the 31 fellowships available at our October 1st deadline--other awards include 16 open merit-based fellowships, 3 awards for visual artists affected by cancer, and more.

Learn about current fellowship opportunities at www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships.

Applications are due by October 1st, 2013. Apply at www.vermontstudiocenter.org/apply
 or vsc.slideroom.com.

Contact David Grozinsky with questions: david@vermontstudiocenter.org 
or 802-635-2727

Saco Museum Seeks Self-Starter

Program and Education Manager Position Available at the Saco Museum
Deadline 10-01-2013

The Saco Museum seeks a self-starter, s/he possesses excellent writing, teaching, computer, and public speaking skills, plus works well as part of a team. The Program and Education Manager leads the organization’s efforts in offering dynamic programming that engages, excites and involves people of all ages. S/he develops, plans, and directs on-site programming in addition to outreach programs at satellite locations like nursing homes and schools. The Program and Education Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of programs as well as the recruitment, training and coordination of volunteers, and visitor services, and marketing the museum and libraries events. S/he has a bachelor’s degree in art/education, museum studies, or another related field with a minimum of two years’ experience planning and coordinating programs or projects in art/cultural institutions and/or teaching. 20 hours per week with a flexible schedule, evenings and weekends as required.

Please email cover letter and resume to Tara Raiselis at traiselis@sacomuseum.org.

www.sacomuseum.org 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Portland Professional Development Series

The Professional Development Series for Creatives: Special Session on Health Insurance & Wellness for Artists: 
09-18-2013

The Professional Development Series for Creatives will hold a special session focused on Health Insurance, the Affordable Care Act and Wellness in the Arts on Wednesday September 18th from 6-9pm. This series is presented by Creative Portland, Maine College of Art (MECA), and Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts with funding from the Quimby Family Foundation.

This session is dedicated to the cost and benefit analysis of sustaining a healthy studio practice from preventative care to health and safety best practices. Attendees will also learn more about what health insurance options are available and how the Affordable Care Act will affect them and their practices.

In addition to this special session,  the Beyond the Basics mini series will conclude with 'Going Big' on Wednesday September 11th from 6-9pm. Both sessions will take place at Osher Hall at MECA. Admission is free for current students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The fee for all others is $10. Registration is available through Brown Paper tickets :
September 11  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/375362 
September 18 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/441588

 For more information, please contact Creative Portland at Edwige@CreativePortland.com.

Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

The Clark Hulings Fund for Burgeoning Visual Artists
Deadline, 09-30-2013

The Clark Hulings Fund for Burgeoning Visual Artists helps early-stage professionals seize opportunities to drive their careers forward. By providing targeted support at pivotal moments, The Fund strives to improve the prospects of up-and-coming individuals, and enable many more people to encounter and be enriched by their work.

The Fund considers proposals from professional artists who have secured tangible prospects for advancing their careers, but lack sufficient financial resources to capitalize on those opportunities. Examples include but are not limited to: the completion of work due to a gallery, museum, or private collection, the transportation of work or of the artist to an exhibition of that artist’s material, the management of logistical or technical requirements to realize a project, etc.

The Fund does not support performance, literary or commercial work.

Who Should Apply?
Professional painters, sculptors and artists working on paper who:

Employ traditional media, not including photography, film or video.
Have had their work published and/or exhibited professionally.
Have been hired or commissioned to create new work.
Have received opportunities to exhibit their work.

Complete information at: http://clarkhulings.com/index.php/the-fund

Sunday, September 15, 2013

MAP Fund Reminder

Multi-Arts Production Fund Invites Letters of Inquiry for Performance Work Embodying Spirit of Exploration.
Deadline, 10-04-2013

Administered by Creative Capital with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Multi-Arts Production Fund was founded on the principle that experimentation drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine. The fund has announced a call for Letters of Inquiry from artists, ensembles, producers, and arts presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies this spirit of exploration and inquiry.

 The fund is particularly interested in supporting work that examines notions of cultural difference or "the other," be it in class, gender, generation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other aspects of diversity. Only projects that contain a live performance will be considered.

Up to forty grants ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 will be awarded in 2013 to nonprofit arts organizations. Organizations and artists must demonstrate at least two years of professional experience, and unincorporated artists or ensembles may apply through a fiscal sponsor.

 The fund does not support straight adaptations from one medium to another, remounting of past work, traditional restaging of classic works, educational projects, youth programs that do not achieve as high an artistic standard as competing professional works, festivals, or contests. Current employees or board members of Creative Capital, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as well as immediate family members of such persons, are not eligible to apply for a MAP grant. The fund will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2013 MAP Fund grant cycle on September 9, 2013. Upon review, selected applicants will be notified during the week of November 4, 2013, to submit full proposals.

 See the MAP Fund Web site for eligibility and application guidelines.
http://apply.mapfund.org//index_anonymous.php

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Target K-12 Trip Grants

Target accepting applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants Program for trips taking place between February and December 2014
Deadline 09-30-2013

Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program to bring K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations.

Grants are intended to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from the school facility. Over 3,600 grants of up to $700 will be awarded in January 2014. Grants are available to applicants from the U.S. for field trips taking place between February and December 2014. Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.

Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and employed by an accredited K-12 public, private, or charter school in the U.S. that maintains 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff at these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students.

Visit the Target Web site for complete program guidelines and access to the application form at:
https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants

24-Hour Playwriting Invitational

Ten Bucks Theatre's 24-Hour Playwriting Invitational 
Deadline 09-20-2013

Back by popular demand!  This year's event at Comins Hall, Eddington, will begin on the evening of Friday, Sept. 20 and culminate in a performance on Saturday, Sept. 21.  Hours are subject to adjustment, but estimated times are 5 - 10 pm Friday and 10 am - 9 pm Saturday.  If you are not able to be there for the whole time, there are still opportunities for you to participate (see below).
Previous performance experience is not necessarily required, but an appreciation of theater and a desire for adventure are.

Sign up at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NMHvi30TN2dvl5iIqFqOp7a7VOvKBqG3xM3uWLqh2lU/viewform

http://www.tenbuckstheatre.org/

Friday, September 13, 2013

Creative Space in S. Portland

Arts, educational, or community nonprofit organization space available in S. Portland
Open

Mad Horse Theatre Company has space available in the historic Hutchins School in South Portland (24 Mosher Street) for an artist or small group looking for more legroom. We are excited about the arts opportunities we have created in this space we share with STAGES: The Performing Arts Academy for Kids and hope to find others who share our passion for the arts and community. Private space and shared spaces are available for short- or long-term use. If your needs mesh with how the building is currently used, we’d love to talk with you.

Please contact us at: madhorsetheatre@gmail.com.

Arts in Education School Board Award

Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network and National School Boards Association Award to local school boards for outstanding support of arts in education.
Deadline 11-01-2013

The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) are pleased to recognize a local school board for outstanding support of the arts in education. This national award has been presented annually since 1989 to a school board that has demonstrated support for and commitment to high-quality arts education in its school district.
 
The KCAAEN and NSBA Award is presented at the annual national conference of the NSBA. The winning school board receives a plaque and a cash award of $10,000 to use for their arts education programs.

Following state-level review, each nomination must be completed using the online form. State organizations are free to modify this form for state-level adjudication.

The Kennedy Center strongly recommends you do not work on your award nomination in the online form. We recommend you work on your nomination in a computer program, such as Microsoft Word, that allows you to easily revise, save, and return to your work.

The Kennedy Center is not responsible for work lost in the online form. We recommend you allow yourself time to test the online submission of your nomination prior to the date it is due. If you find you have trouble with the online form, Kennedy Center staff will only be able to answer questions and provide technical support up until October 28, 2013.

Contact John Abodeely at jmabodeely@kennedy-center.org or 202-416-8843 with questions.

Complete information at: http://surveys.kennedy-center.org/FS/fs.aspx?surveyid=6bb618bd98446bfb99ef6438dde25b7

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Yarmouth Art Festival, Call

Entries open for the 5th annual Yarmouth Art Festival, 
Deadline 09-20-2013
Event Date, 10- 16 to 19 - 2013

The fourth annual Yarmouth Art Festival will be held October 17-20 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church at 396 Gilman Road in Yarmouth.

Entries are open beginning August 14 and close at 6:00 p.m. September 20. Artists will be notified on October 1 about works that have been juried in to the show.

The juried show, created in 2009 as a new venue for Maine artists, will feature painting, sculpture, photography, etching and digital media. At least 150 pieces will be available for sale, with proceeds helping support St. Bart’s community service programs.

The show will be open Wednesday, October 17, through Friday, October 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An artists’ reception, including music and refreshments, will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Admission will be free for both the festival and the reception, with donations accepted.

The submission form is at: http://yarmouthartfestival.com/?q=node/2

Festival Administrator
info@yarmouthartfestival.com

http://yarmouthartfestival.com/

Maine Crafts Association, Employment

MCA / CMC: Sales Associate and Administrative Assistant shared duty position (part time) 
Deadline, Open until filled

The Maine Crafts Association and our store, The Center for Maine Craft, have shifting busy seasons and workloads through out the year, we currently have a part-time position opening for someone who can both work in the store as a sales associate and contribute to the organization as an administrative assistant. Pay is $11/hour and hours will shift throughout the year from as few as 15 per week to 35. Work will primarily be performed at the Center for Maine Craft, but also require some travel to Portland to work with the executive director and, for the right candidate, may have some work-from-home opportunities as required by special projects.

Please email resume and cover letter to Nire, no phone calls please: nire@mainecrafts.org

http://mainecrafts.org/

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

NYC Barrier Beautification

NYC Barrier Beautification program seeks public visual artists 
Deadline, 09-13-2013

NY DOT's Barrier Beautification program commissions murals on concrete barriers throughout the City. On Saturday, October 19, the DOT Urban Art Program is partnering with NY Cares to beautify barriers in Brooklyn along Fort Hamilton Parkway, and in the Bronx on East 161st Street & Grand Concourse. Artists and designers interested in participating should download an application at www.nyc.gov/urbanart

The selected artists will receive a $2,000 design honorarium and a $500 materials fee. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 13.

Complete information and other opportunities available at:

W.K. Kellogg New Family Engagement Initiative

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announces New Family Engagement Initiative
Deadline 09-23-2013

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has announced a $5 million investment to identify and cultivate innovations in the growing field of family engagement that support children's educational success from birth to 8 years old. Through the initiative, the foundation seeks to support and expand on-the-ground family engagement efforts that include program design and implementation, service delivery, and/or policy development and implementation.

WKKF is accepting pre-proposals from organizations that have developed effective family engagement models that address obstacles faced by low-income families and that wish to receive funding ofup to $500,000 for one to three years. Priority will be given to proposals that outline effective teaching strategies, aim to align early childhood systems in their communities, and focus on building family economic security as well as strong family engagement in education.

For the purposes of this Request for Proposals, WKKF defines family engagement as a shared responsibility of families, schools, and communities for student learning and achievement.

Public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and can demonstrate the fiscal capacity to manage the funds are eligible to apply.

Pre-applications must be received no later than September 23, 2013. If selected, applicants will be invited to provide a full proposal in October 2013, and will receive guidelines upon selection. Selected grantees will be notified of their awards in December 2013.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the WKKF Web site.
http://www.wkkf.org/news/articles/2013/08/wk-kellogg-foundation-announces-investment-to-identify-and-expand.aspx

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

SXSW Film Festival Submissions

South by South West Festival Seeks Film Submissions, TX
Deadline, 10-03-2013

The SXSW Film Festival's early submission deadline for documentary shorts and features is October 3. The official and late deadlines fall between late October and mid November.

More information at: http://sxsw.com/film/screenings/submit

Sam and Adele Golden Residency

Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, visual arts residency program, NY
Deadline 09-23-2013

In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency for artists working in paint. In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.

The Golden Foundation Residency Program is specifically designed to assist the professional artist in discovering and exploring the many materials and technologies available today. Through the Golden Foundation, residents will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies.

Our residencies are based on the exploration of innovative uses in waterborne materials and oil paint technology.  Residents will discover materials that will challenge the way they think about paint. They will be introduced to materials that will open up new methods and new channels for expression and the creative process.

In 2013, The Golden Foundation will be offering six Exploratory Residency Program sessions. Each session will last four weeks, with up to three artists per session.

Various levels of financial support are available for studio and living expenses. The goal of Golden Foundation financial assistance is to ensure that all artists who have been accepted into the residency program can attend, regardless of their financial status. This includes:

An artist may receive a reduced-cost residency and living expenses
An artist may receive a fully funded residency

Complete information at: http://www.goldenfoundation.org/index.php/2011-09-02-11-09-21/about-the-residency

http://www.goldenfoundation.org/

Monday, September 9, 2013

Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Accepting 2014 Fellowship Applications From Artists and Scholars in the United States and Canada
Deadline 09-19-2013

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields — including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts — except the performing arts.

Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, the fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.

For this year's program, the foundation is only offering fellowships to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada. The annual competition for citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean has been suspended for 2014 while the foundation reviews the workings and efficacy of the program.

Fellowships provide grants to selected individuals over a time period between six and twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to help provide fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

Support is only available to individuals. Fellowships are not available for the creation of residencies, curriculum development, or any type of educational program, nor are they available to support the development of Web sites or blogs.

The foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors.

Grant amounts vary, and the foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

See the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines and applications instructions at: http://www.gf.org/about-the-foundation/the-fellowship/

Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship

Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship for emerging US documentary editors
Deadline 09-30-2013

The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is now accepting online applications for 2014. Awarded annually, the Fellowship is a year-long experience that encourages and champions the talent of an emerging documentary editor. It creates opportunities to help cultivate an editor's artistry and craft, and expand his or her professional and creative community. The online application form is now live, and the application deadline is September 30, 2013.

More information at: http://www.karenschmeer.com/application-faq/

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Portland Artist Condo for Sale

Portland Artist Condo for Sale

Great Artist Condo for sale in downtown Portland, Maine. Artist pays $152,000 for $202,000 condo because the city holds the difference. Condo includes 860 square ft, 200 square foot studio space, parking lot, laundry, and large backyard.

Applicants must be visual artists with a strong portfolio. 

For more information email info@feliceboucher.com.

Bromfield Gallery Solo Exhibition

Bromfield Gallery solo exhibition opportunity for a New England artist, MA
Deadline 10-1-2013 

This contest awards two artists a solo exhibition each, all gallery expenses paid, in January, 2014, at Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Opento all New England artists who have not had a solo show in a
commercial gallery. All media.

Juror: Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Application information at: http://www.bromfieldgallery.com/solo.html

Details at: http://www.bromfieldgallery.com or info@bromfieldgalery.com

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Janet Turner Printmaking Competition

Pushing Boundaries–Expanding Horizons: 10th Janet Turner National Print Competition and Exhibition
Deadline 09-30-2013 

This joint exhibition with the University Art Gallery surveys new, innovative and “must sees” in the print world. Our juror is Anne Collins Goodyear, Co-Director Bowdoin Museum of Art; former Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Smithsonian; and President of the College Art Association.

Turner Printmaking Pushing Boundaries Exhibition; for artists who push the boundaries of traditional printmaking in unique and innovative ways including combinations of media. Critical
elements include a well-developed aesthetic and their expression in content.

Juror. Entry fee.

Juror’s talk: Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. in Ruth Rowland–Taylor Recital Hall; reception to follow at The Turner.

Details at: 530-898-4476 or, http://www.theturner.org or,  csullivan@csuchico.edu


Friday, September 6, 2013

Berlinale Talent Campus, Germany

Berlinale Talent Campus,as part of the Berlin International Film Festival seeks Filmmakers
Deadline 09-18-2013

The 2014 Berlinale Talent Campus, taking place February 8-13, is an annual international event to which 300 promising film professionals from all over the world are invited, as an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival. The Campus includes a Summit, Studios, Workshops, and Project Labs for both documentary and narrative film. Filmmakers, film critics, and distributors are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is September 18.

 More information at: http://www.berlinale-talentcampus.de/story/62/1862.html

NEFA, NTP Travel Grants

National Theatre Project travel grant to attend National Theatre Project performances
Deadline, Open

Grants provide monetary assistance to arts presenters and curatorial staff so that they may travel to view National Theatre Project events for which they are considering presenting.

Applicant must be able to fulfill the Requirements & Reports for Grant Recipients if awarded.
Arts presenters and curatorial staff considering NTP projects are eligible to apply for travel support to see the project. Grants will cover up to 50% of total expenses, including mileage, economy class transportation, meals, lodging, admission, and, where applicable, conference or showcase registration fees. In general, grants range from $500-$700. Funded presenters are expected to complete an evaluation within one month of viewing the project.

Direct Questions to Quita Sullivan: qsullivan@nefa.org

Complete information at:  http://nefa.org/grants_programs/grants/national_theater_project_presenter_travel_grant

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Odd Couple Auditions, Winterport

Odd Couple Auditions (female version) for Winterport Open Stage
Auditions, 09-05-2013, 09-07-2013

Directed by Brianne Beck and Jenny Hart.

Auditions to be held Thursday, September 5 from 6-8 pm at the Machias Savings Bank Community Room in Brewer, and Saturday, September 7 from 1-3 pm at Wagner Middle School in Winterport. Show dates are early November.

Roles available for 6 women (ages 30+) to play Olive, Florence and their trivial pursuit friends Sylvie, Mickey, Vera and Renee

Roles available for 2 men (ages 20+) to play Jesus and Manolo Costazuela, Spanish speaking brothers who are neighbors to Olive

We will be reading from the script.

For more information contact Jenny Hart at j.hart@cdsedu.org

Six Word Story Contest

Six Word Short Story Contest
Deadline, Open

History of the Six Word Short Story: Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a complete story in six words. Here is what he wrote: “For sale: baby shoes, never used.” Some people say it was written to settle a bar bet. Others say it was a personal challenge directed at other famous authors. But it proves that it is possible to create a short story with just six words.

Those that take up the challenge often say it is habit forming. Start with one six word story and soon you’ll be waking up at 2 am, grabbing a pencil to jot down another one. Take a look at our past winners for inspiration and then get started. Your $10.00 entry fee lets you enter up to three short stories. $100 grand prize.

The decision of the judges is final. The judges may choose no winner if they find no entry that, in their estimation, merits publication and the award. Each entry must be submitted in accordance with the eligibility requirements, format, guidelines, and entry requirements, or it will be disqualified. No entry fees will be returned.

Winners will be announced on our website no later than 60 days after the competition deadline.
The current contest will run until 9/30/2013

No paper entries will be accepted, all entries must be submitted at www.shortwritingcontest.com

http://www.shortwritingcontest.com/

Starflower Studios is For Sale

Starflower Farm and Studios in Monroe Maine is for sale.

Starflower Farm and Studios is an Arts-focused workshop and retreat center and farm with 150 acres of rolling fields and pastures, an apple orchard, deep virgin forests, perennial flower and herb gardens, and a very large, well-equipped ceramics studio with three guest studio spaces for any type of creative work.  The large house contains a separate retreat apartment.  Well-attended workshops and retreats are held throughout the year.

The center’s owner, founder, and director – Squidge Liljeblad Davis is a potter, sculptor, teacher, and creativity counselor who is deeply committed to the natural ecology of the earth as a source of artistic inspiration, spiritual nourishment, collaboration, and healing.  After four decades of creative activity on this exceptionally beautiful land, the owner and the center are looking for the next generation of stewards/owners.  The house, studio (two-story, 72’x36’ and filled with equipment), land, and business are being offered for $475,000.

It would also be available to rent with an option to buy and Squidge will be available for transition and collaboration, as appropriate.

If interested, please contact her at 207-525-3593 or at squidge@midcoast.com.

Starflower Farm Studios
941 Jackson Road
Monroe, ME 04951

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Telling Room Seeks Grant Writer

The Telling Room seeks part-time grant writer
Deadline, 09-06-2013

The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students. We believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success. We offer a wide variety of free creative writing programs to Maine youth at our Writing Center downtown and at schools and community-based organizations all over the state. Each summer, we offer multiple weeks of literary day camp.

We are seeking an organized, motivated grant writer to join our team immediately. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to work independently with minimal supervision, and have a demonstrated ability to juggle multiple tasks with deadlines.

Salary: $15,000
Start Date: September 23, 2013

This is a part time, 20 hour / week position with potential for growth for the right person. Experience with grant writing is preferred, but we are willing to train someone with excellent writing and organizational skills. Responsibilities include researching and writing grant proposals and reports, maintaining a calendar of grant deadlines, funder communications, and more; fostering relationships with foundation, government, and corporate funders, working with our communications director on press releases and social media campaigns related to fundraising successes; assisting with funder site visits, and more. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Social Media and Google Apps is required; familiarity with Salesforce, Quickbooks, and the Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.

This position works closely with and reports directly to the Executive Director.

Part time employees may join our excellent health insurance plan, access our subsidized parking in downtown Portland, enjoy 28 days of paid leave annually, and utilize our family friendly flex time options. In addition, this position will have access to subsidized education and professional development opportunities, and more.

Applicants should submit résumé and cover letter to heather@tellingroom.org

http://www.tellingroom.org/

PlayLab at Snowlion Rep.

PlayLab call to Maine playwrights
Deadline, Open

PlayLab  is the only playwrights’ group in Maine. It is a  place where playwrights meet to hear their work read by rehearsed actors and where they receive constructive feedback from fellow members.

Costs associated with PlayLab, such as rental of the meeting space, is borne by the Snowlion Repertory Company.

For more information contact Margit Ahlin, PlayLab organizer margit@snowlionrep.org

Complete information at: http://snowlionrep.org/About_Playlab.pdf

Snowlion Repertory Company
PO Box 1199, Portland, ME  04104-1199
207-518-9305
http://snowlionrep.org

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Finland Residency

International residency program for creative professionals at Arteles Creative Center in Finland 
Deadline, 09-27-2013 

Arteles Creative Center in Finland is one of the largest and most international creative residencies in Scandinavia, welcoming over 90 selected visual artists/ curators/ musicians/ writers/ performance artists/ photographers/ designers / architects per year. Designed to benefit both your present projects and long-term ambitions, our program allows you the time, space & facilities you need in order to develop yourself and your work.

1-3 months residencies / January - November 2014 (for 2013 residencies, see additional Arteles programs on our page). Deadline for applications: 27th of September

International residency program for creative professionals from all the fields of:

- Visual Arts
- Media Art
- Music & Sound
- Performing Arts
- Design
- Architecture
- Literature
- Research
- Philosophy

To apply and to read more about the program content, facilities and action, please visit : www.arteles.org

 In case you you are looking for residencies in 2013, see our other residency programs at: http://www.arteles.org/residency_programs.html

 If you need any further information, please contact: info@arteles.org

Arteles Creative Center
Hahmajärventie 26, 38490
Haukijärvi, Finland
info@arteles.org
+358 3 410 23 787
www.arteles.org

Big Sky Documentary Festival, MT

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is accepting submissions, Montana
Deadline, 09-09-2013
Festival takes place February 14-23 in Missoula, Montana

The 11th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, to take place February 14-23 in Missoula, Montana, is now accepting official submissions until September 9. The late submission deadline is October 20. More info.

Complete information at: http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/bsdff/submissions/

Monday, September 2, 2013

RIDM Call to Filmmakers

Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is hosting One-on-One Meetings 
Deadline 09-08-2013

On September 27, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is hosting One-on-One Meetings for Up-and-Comers preceded by a pitching workshop for all selected participants. The event's objective is to help emerging creators enlarge their professional network while creating networking possibilities for producers looking for new talent. The activity will be held in French, but English-language projects are welcome. Documentaries of any length and platform are eligible.

Partnered projects will have the benefit of being mentored in preparation for DOC CIRCUIT'S main one-on-one pitching event on November 20, 2013. .

More info at http://www.ridm.qc.ca/en/news/latest-news/887/one-on-one-meetings-for-up-and-comers

http://www.ridm.qc.ca/en/docircuitmtl/about

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Maine Grantseeker Training

Grantseeker Trainings with the Maine Association of Nonprofits
Various meetings through Decamber

The Maine Association of Nonprofits, in partnership with the Maine Philanthropy Center is offering training this fall to further your education

Successful Grant Proposals: Research Strategies
Thursday, September 5, 2013, 9:30am-12:30 pm

Grant Writing 101: Basic Methods and Strategies
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 9:00am-3:00pm

Intermediate Grant Writing Roundtable and Workshop
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 9:00am-3:00 pm

Project Budgets for Grant Proposal: From Planning to Reporting
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 9:00am-3:00pm

Complete information can be found at Maine Association of Nonprofits:  http://www.nonprofitmaine.org/