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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Studio Space in Winter Harbor

Studio Space available to rent in Winter Harbor
Deadline Open

Schoodic Arts for All has rental space with public access for artists and creatives to work, teach, sell. The studios are conveniently situated at ground level with ample parking in downtown Winter Harbor, Maine. Several different studio sizes and configurations are available. Large windows, high ceilings, plenty of light. Utilities included.

Square footage ranges from 177 to 1000.

Rent starting at $150 a month
23 Harbor Road
Winter Harbor, Maine 04693

Schoodic Arts for All, is a non profit Arts organization Celebrating Arts and Culture in Downeast Maine. We are a very active arts center with performances, workshops, exhibits and programs all year round. Winter Harbor Maine, near Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, is a vital and expanding arts community. The area is rich in Artists and Creatives, with a growing Creative Economy.

If you are interested call Mary Laury

Mary Laury
Executive Director, Schoodic Arts for All
marylaury@schoodicartsforall.org
207-963-2569

Schoodic Arts for All
427 Main Street
PO Box 174
Winter Harbor, Maine 04693

www.Schoodicartsforall.org

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bowdoin Museum Assistant Wanted

Assistant to the Directors of the Museum of Art wanted at Bowdoin College
Deadline 11-05-2013

Bowdoin College invites applications for an Assistant to the Directors of the Museum of Art to provide timely and effective administrative support to both Museum Directors and Museum staff. Responsibilities include calendar maintenance; scheduling meetings and making travel arrangements; drafting and editing correspondence and acknowledgements; preparing and tracking reimbursements, honoraria, and other financial forms; preparing and compiling data for mailings, meetings, and projects; maintaining accurate and up-to-date databases and files; and answering telephones and responding to inquiries.

A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required; Bachelor's degree strongly preferred; coursework in art history would be a plus. Applicants must possess strong interpersonal skills, including excellent customer service and the ability to work as a positive member of a team; excellent computer skills, including high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Outlook calendar and email, as well as a willingness to learn new software; the ability to work independently within the scope of Museum policies; and superior organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy. Familiarity with Raiser's Edge software is a plus.

A minimum of 4 years of administrative experience is required. Experience working in an academic setting preferred.

Paper or emailed applications for this position will not be accepted.
To apply, please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51813

Water Tower Public Art, TN

Broad Avenue Water Tower Public Art RFQ, Memphis TN 
Deadline 11-08-2013

Budget:   $70,000. Finalists will receive $1,000 honoraria for proposal development.
Eligibility: Artists currently living in the United States of America

The Binghampton Development Corporation, in partnership with the UrbanArt Commission, the Broad Avenue Arts District and Loeb Properties, are inviting artists/teams to apply for the Broad Avenue Water Tower Public Art Project, which will lead to the installation of a public piece on the water tower-transforming water tower into a work of public art. The water tower concept could include lighting or other innovative 2D or 3D concepts beyond a mural design. The Water Tower Public Art Project is part of a larger placemaking initiative that includes the transformation of the warehouse dock below the warehouse into a performing arts stage on weekends. The project is funded by a grant from ArtPlace America.

RFQ: http://www.urbanartcommission.org/open-projects

Contact: Siphne Sylve
ssylve@urbanartcommission.org
 (901) 454-0474 x101

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Working Artist Grant

Working Artist Org. offers $1000 Visual Art Grant 
Deadline 10-31-2013

Working Artist Org. offers small monthly art purchase awards to help serious artists keep working. Open to all visual artists including sculptors, installation, digital, design, mixed media, film/video from all countries. Deadline for the $1000.00 Working Art Grant / Purchase Award is October 31, 2013.

There is an application review fee of $25.00

For application guidelines please see: http://www.workingartist.org/art-grant-guidelines.html

International Sculpture Center

The International Sculpture Center is looking for new members
Deadline, Open

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a membership organization open to anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture. The ISC enriches the careers and lives of its members with the specific advantages of ISC membership that include access to information with a subscription of Sculpture magazine, access to artists opportunities and resources, opportunities to showcase your work on ISC website on Portfolio Listing and Member Gallery, discounts on ISC publications and merchandise as well as services/products offered by ISC Vendor members, opportunity to network with emerging and established sculptors and speakers in the field at conferences at discounted member rates. There are membership levels for everyone from students to working artists, educators to collectors.

Please visit http://www.sculpture.org/ or email: membership@sculpture.org 

SculptureCenter
Phone: 609/689-1051 Ext: 314
manju@sculpture.org

Monday, October 28, 2013

Schoodic Sculpture Symposium

The Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium (SISS) has released a Call to Artists in Maine, U.S. and Internationally. 
Deadline 12-31-2013

SISS is currently seeking interested artists to participate in the 2014 Sculpture Symposium held in Prospect Harbor August through mid September 2014. The symposium is a six week artist in residency program. The event is a fully supported, outdoor studio sculpting experience. The selected artists from around the world live and work together for the duration of the symposium. Each artist sculpts Maine granite to create a permanent work of public art for installation in local communities. The symposium provides lodging, travel and food stipend and a $5,000 dollar honorarium. A variety of local hard stone, lifting equipment, installation budget and tools are all provided.

For project and submission details, please visit the SISS web site at www.schoodicsculpture.org. Contact Jesse Salisbury, Art Director at jesse@schoodicsculpture.org or Tilan Langley, Project Manager at tilan@schoodicsculpture.org for more information.

Tilan Langley
Phone: 207/263-6057
tilan@schoodicsculpture.org

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Shoebox International Sculpture Exhibition

Shoebox: An International Sculpture Exhibition is calling for entries, TN
Deadline 11-08-2013

A juried competition and exhibition that will feature 3-D work designed to fit within the confines of a typical shoebox, with each applicant free to use a shoebox of choice, from baby-size shoes to boots, as the dimensions of their work.

The juror is Michael Aurbach, a professor of art in sculpture and drawing at Vanderbilt University. His achievements include a term as president of the College Art Association (CAA) and service as coordinator of its Career Development Workshop, an annual mentoring program. A past recipient of the Southeastern College Art Conference Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, Aurbach has also received numerous grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

November 8, 2013-Deadline for discount application fee
December 2, 2013-All entries & fees must be received by this date
December 16, 2013-Artists will be notified of the status of their entries
January 7, 2013-Accepted works due at Todd Art Gallery. A

Accepted artists cover shipping costs to Todd Art Gallery. Return shipping will be covered by the exhibition at no cost to the artist. January 21, 2014-Reception & Juror awards Return shipping will be covered by the exhibition at no cost to the artist.

Eric Snyder
Phone: 615/898-5653
eric.snyder@mtsu.edu
www.mtsu.edu/art/

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Coconino Center, Un)Still Life

Coconino Center for the arts, call for (Un)Still Life entries, AZ
Deadline 11-08-2013

Un)Still Life is the new exhibition scheduled for January-February 2014 at the Coconino Center for the arts. Through the exhibition, we aim to explore both the commonality of the human experience as well as unique anecdotal scenes recreated through the medium of paint. For this exhibition we seek imagery centering around the human figure that are imbued with a depiction of humanity as it's core concept.

Though the call is broad, we aim to create a unified show about honest depictions of the human condition and universal emotions. Download the Call for Entries here.

This exhibition is open to artists from the United States aged 18 or older. Though submitted paintings do not need to be explicitly objective, the human figure needs to be an observable element of the composition. Paintings should be created utilizing traditional paint medium: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, or Enamel.

The public opening reception for the (un)Still Life is Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Center. Most of the participating artists will be present during the opening reception. There will also be food, beverages, live entertainment.

(un)Still Life will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., January 14 through February 20, 2014, at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The Center is located at 2300 N. Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff, Arizona. For more information dial 928/779-2300.

http://culturalpartners.org/Docs/unstilllife.pdf

Damon Taylor
Phone: 928/779-2300 Ext: 103
dtaylor@culturalpartners.org
http://culturalpartners.org/unstill/

Friday, October 25, 2013

National Juried Exhibition of Drawing

North Carolina Asheville National Juried Exhibition of contemporary drawing
Deadline 11-04-2013

As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites artists to submit entries to a National Juried Exhibition of contemporary drawing. UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods.

Accepted work will be exhibited in UNC Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery from January 17, 2014 through March 17, 2014. Awards will be given. This exhibition will be accompanied with a full color catalogue.
Previous catalogues can be viewed at:
http://www.blurb.com/books/2911331-drawing-discourse & http://www.blurb.com/books/4031887-drawing-discourse

Esteemed juror, Tim Lowly will be present and open the exhibition with a lecture about his practice on January 14, 2013; Drawing Discourse opening reception immediately following lecture. $750 in awards will be presented by the juror.

Prospectus is attached and may also be downloaded at:
http://art.unca.edu/sites/art.unca.edu/files/Prospectus5.pdf

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Youth Artists and Craftspeople, Call

Youth Artists and Craftspeople, Call for under 21 artists
Deadline 11-02-2013

The School Around Us would like to extend an invitation to area Youth (age 21 and younger) to display and sell their handmade crafts at our 38th annual November craft fair. The fair is on Saturday, November 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Kennebunk High School. Six foot tables are available for $15 or half table for $10. Please visit our website to access our 2013 Youth Zone Application and Guidelines.

Handmade crafts may include (but are not limited to): Fiber art (felted items, dolls and stuffed animals, clothing and accessories, knitted or crocheted items), Pottery and Clay sculpture, Candles, Original artwork (Prints, photography, paintings, notecards), Bath and Body Products (soap, lotion, lip balm), Canned food items (Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Honey), Silkscreened Items, Woodcrafts and handmade Jewelry.

If you have any questions, please email Brandy at saucraftfairs@yahoo.com or leave a voicemail message for the craft fair at 207/967-3143. www.schoolaroundus.org

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Whitefish Review Call

Whitefish Review is a nationally-acclaimed, non-profit journal publishing the distinctive literature, art, and photography of mountain culture. 
Deadline 11-01-2013

Whitefish Review features established and emerging authors and artists, the journal has published interviews and the original work of distinguished authors and artists like Rick Bass, Tom Brokaw, Russell Chatham, David James Duncan, Pete Fromm, Pam Houston, John Irving, William Kittredge, Thomas McGuane, Doug Peacock, Ray Troll, Jack Turner, and Terry Tempest Williams, while also discovering new promising writers and artists. In addition to a diverse mix of stories, interviews and conversations, a 16-page color art and photography section is featured with commentary from the artists and photographers.

Current submissions are for Winter 2013-14 issue, published December 14.

SUBMISSIONS:

Art: Up to 5 pieces of art (all genres)
Photography: Up to 5 color photos AND/OR 5 black and white photos
Fiction: 1 piece (under 5000 words)
Non-fiction: 1 piece (under 5000 words)
Poetry: 1 poem

All submissions accepted online at www.whitefishreview.org

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

International Dance Lab Residencies

International Lab for Dancers, Choreographers, Physical Theatre and Contemporary Circus Performers, Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria 
Deadline 11-01-2013

The Lab is open to dancers, choreographers, physical theatre actors, contemporary circus performers and movers with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles, interested to find new international network opportunities and collaborators. December 14 - 21, 2013

Intensive practical training, lectures and discussions with the Russian theatre director, choreographer and teacher Sergei Ostrenko. Participants will become acquainted with Ostrenko's method of performer's physical training and rehearsal, formed and inspired by the Russian Theatre Tradition. The Lab group will research the connection between voice and dance, word and physical action, explore performer's physicality as the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette, gain helpful practical tools and valuable tips for mounting a contemporary physical theatre performance, acquire a reliable practical toolkit for creating contemporary professional productions in limited rehearsal time.
Participants will also have opportunity to take part in
IUGTE International Conference with performing arts teachers from different countries.

In collaboration with ArtUniverse
iugte.projects@gmail.com
http://www.iugte.com/projects/labfordancers

Monday, October 21, 2013

Armstrong National 2-D Competition

Armstrong National 2-D Competition Call to artists
Deadline 11-01-2013

The Fine Arts Gallery at Armstrong Atlantic State University is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Armstrong National 2–D Competition Exhibition presented by the Art, Music, and Theatre department. The show will feature 2-D artwork including, but not limited to, drawing, graphics, painting, textiles, printmaking, and photography. Artwork will be judged by Courtney McNeil, curator of art for Telfair Museums, where she is responsible for the care of the museum’s permanent collection of over 4,000 fine art objects, including American and European painting, sculpture, and works on paper from the 18th century through the present.

Application Deadline: Online submissions must be received before midnight November 1, 2013.

Exhibition Dates: January 13-28, 2014
Full information at: www.armstrong.edu/Liberal_Arts/art_music_theatre/amt_2014_armstrong_national_exhibition

Contact: Email questions about the show to:
pangchieh hsu
Phone: 912/344-2839 pang-chieh.hsu@armstrong.edu
aasuamtgallery@armstrong.edu

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Public Art in Los Angeles

Metro is seeking five artists for Silver Line stations, LA
Deadline 11-25-2013

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites artists to apply for public art commissions at 5 stations on the Metro Silver Line.

The Metro Silver Line combines service on the dedicated busways along the 110 Freeway (Harbor Transitway) and Interstate 10 (El Monte Busway), with additional connecting stops through downtown Los Angeles.

Exciting art opportunities for the LA County + USC Medical Center Station, 37th St/USC Station, Slauson Station, Manchester Station, and the Rosecrans Station have been identified.
The art opportunities vary among the stations and include integrated sculptural elements, powder-coated aluminum panels and banners using the ink sublimation process, and metal cutwork panels. Artists’ fees range from $20,000 to $95,000 for artists’ designs, engineering, fabrication and delivery.

Please note eligibility includes artists who live and work in the United States with the exception of artists currently under contract for Metro stations, or who have completed a permanent Metro Art commission within the past 3 years. Artists must also have successfully completed at least three outdoor public art commissions with a minimum budget of $20,000 as the lead artist.

Employees, contractors and members of transit authorities constructing rail and bus lines for Metro are ineligible.

Deadline for submittals (delivery, not postmark!) is 5:00 pm PST on Monday, November 25th, 2013.

For complete details and information regarding submittal requirements, download the full Call to Artists found on the Metro website. Go to: http://www.metro.net/art/
Click on the “Artist Opportunities/Events” tab.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Public Art in D.C.

Call to Artists for Ballou Sr. High School, Washington, D.C.
Deadline 10-30-2013

This is a multi-faceted project for a new flagship high school in Southeast, Washington, D.C., including many works of art, as follows:

1 Large Lobby Mural:  $50,000
2 Groups of 6 Academic-Themed Murals:  $45,000 for each group
2 Academic-Themed Murals: $15,000 for the group
1 Group of 3 Performance-Themed Murals:  $36,000 for the group
1 Group of 3 Academic-Themed Murals:  $22,500 for the group
1 Perforated Vinyl Window Graphic:  $30,000
1 Outdoor Sculpture of the Schools “Knight” Mascot: $120,000 (not including sculpture base)
1 Outdoor Mosiac Installation that will conceal a cooling tower: $120,000
1 Peace-Themed Mural $8,000

The link to the Call is:  http://dgs.dc.gov/node/697022

Sandy Bellamy
Department of General Services
2000 - 14th Street, NW, Floor 5
Washington, DC 20009
Office: (202) 202-727-9192
Mobile: (202) 202-253-7398
Email: sandy.bellamy@dc.gov

Friday, October 18, 2013

Casting Call, student film, Orono

Casting Call for student film - "Dressed Like Sheep"
When: Friday, October 18, 4:30 PM to 7 PM

Where: The IMRC building on the University of Maine campus in Orono

An assortment of roles are being cast in a wide age range. No previous acting experience is required.

For more information, contact Shannon at shannon.meserve@umit.maine.edu

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Invites Phase One Applications for Graduate Arts Award
Deadline 11-25-2013

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the United States or abroad.

The Graduate Arts Award is for students who plan to pursue a career as a practicing artist in their field. Eligible fields of study include fine arts, performance or studio art, music (including vocal, instrumental, composition, or conducting), dance, drama and theater arts, creative writing, and television and film. Scholars are selected based on a range of criteria, including artistic or creative merit, academic achievement, financial need, desire to engage in and contribute to the world, self-confidence, and resilience.

Applicants must possess exceptional academic records and demonstrate unmet financial need. At a minimum, each candidate must have senior standing or have graduated from an accredited four-year U.S. college or university within the past five years; a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.2 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent); demonstrated unmet financial need; a bachelor's degree by the start of the fall 2014 semester; and plans to begin their first full-time graduate degree program in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2014.

U.S. citizenship is not required. Candidates, however, must have attended and be nominated by an accredited undergraduate institution in the U.S. The program has no age restrictions. Only individuals who have not already enrolled in graduate school or earned a graduate degree are eligible.

Awards can provide as much as $50,000 annually. In 2014, the foundation will select up to twenty recipients for this award.

For the first time this year, the award program will have a two-phase application process. College seniors and recent college graduates may apply directly to the foundation during the first phase. If a student is invited to continue in the second phase, he or she must be nominated by the foundation's faculty representative at their institution. Each college or university may nominate up to two students to be considered for the award, and must make all nominations by February 27, 2014.

Visit the foundation's Web site for complete program information and application procedures.
http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/graduate-arts-award/

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Idea Swap Presentations

New England Foundation for the Arts call for Idea Swap presentations. 
Deadline 10-18-2013, (Idea Swap event is November 7) 

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.

In addition to networking, Idea Swap participants are encouraged to share ideas in all stages with their colleagues from around the region. Project ideas are selected in advance to make five-minute presentations at the Idea Swap. Please see below for more details about how to present.

Discover project ideas
Visit the Idea Swap Project Ideas page to find out what other presenting organizations are working on.

Share your project idea online
Post your project to the Project Ideas page. Project ideas will be available on this page before and after the Idea Swap and will be distributed in hard copy to all event participants. View instructions for submitting a project idea.

Present your project idea at the Idea Swap
In advance of the Idea Swap, NEFA selects 15-20 projects from the Project Ideas page to make 5-minute presentations at the Idea Swap. To be considered for presentation:
Project ideas must be submitted by Friday, October 18, 2013. View instructions for submitting a project idea.

Project ideas must include a link to a video or audio work sample of the artist (new this year). The work sample does not have to be of the proposed project. It will be reviewed by NEFA when considering project ideas for presentation. Work samples will NOT be posted on the Idea Swap Project Idea page. If chosen to present, you will be given the chance to review your work sample for the Idea Swap.

Project ideas with at least one interested presenter and creative presentations, which may include the featured artist, are given priority.

More information at
http://www.nefa.org/events/idea_swap_1#getinvolved

Maine Arts Conference, Next week!


Maine International Conference on the Arts, Orono Maine 
October 24, 25, 26, 2013

The Maine International Conference on the Arts (MICA) is made possible by a statewide collaboration of Maine arts organizations and is supported by the Maine Arts Commission. MICA will be hosted by the Collins Center for the Arts on the University of Maine at Orono campus on October 24 to 26, 2013.

The mission of the conference is to bolster Maine arts by bringing creative professionals together at a world class arts conference. The event welcomes professionals throughout New England and Atlantic Canada. Visual artists, performing artists, community arts leaders, festival operators, venue managers, curators, art teachers, teaching artists, agents and producers are all encouraged to register. Municipalities, community organizations and regional development groups interested in cultivating creative economy resources should also plan on attending.

The conference is a hybrid of an industry conference with showcasing artists and a development conference with workshop sessions. There will be 20 showcasing performers from New England and Canada and 25 workshops sessions focusing on industry development and professional practices. There will be The Exchange area for one-on-one meetings to develop partnerships.

There is also the Leading the Way co-conference for k-12 arts educators all day Thursday.

More information can be found on the Maine Arts Commission website. The price for the three day event is only $90, which includes meals. Space is limited so register today.

https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Media-and-Performing/MICA-LANDING

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gallery Without Walls, Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego’s  public art program is accepting applications for the 2014-16 exhibition.
Deadline 11-04-2013

• $850.00 honorarium
• $15,000 annual purchase (People’s Choice Award)
• Smartphone app with link to artist’s website
• 10,000 brochures published annually
• Docent-guided tours of exhibition
• ACLO media and PR promotion
• Selected artists can exhibit additional works of art in 510 Museum & ARTspace

Details available at
artscouncillo.org 

Or contact Jill Greenwood
jgreenwood@ci.oswego.or.us


Monday, October 14, 2013

A Blade of Grass, Fellowship

A Blade of Grass Invites Letters of Interest for Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art
Deadline 12-2-2013 (workshop on November 6, 2013)

A Blade of Grass provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. Quality of work is evaluated by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics, and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue.

The ABOG fellowship supports socially engaged projects that promote art as a catalyst for social change, projects that feature artists in leadership roles, dialogue-based projects that emphasize active and sustainable partnerships with communities, and projects in which artists engage community members as equal partners on locally relevant issues, or globally relevant issues as they apply to the local context. Projects in which co-creation with non-artists is part of the process is highly encouraged. ABOG values process over product (relationship building and problem solving are key goals) and provides funding with minimal restriction. Budget line items may include things like living expenses that are not direct project expenses.

The fellowship is an active, year-long funding relationship. Fellows become active members in a cohort and participants in a program that features a range of services, including a two-day orientation that explores ABOG's documentation and assessment models, and includes workshops on strategies for community engagement; quarterly co-assessment meetings with other fellows to share progress and challenges and offer feedback to one another; and support and feedback for ongoing self-assessment in the form of collaborative action research; assessment of fellows' projects will be done by an outside evaluator. Participants also receive ABOG production of a short video documentary on each project, access to ABOG's conference room for meetings, and access to our broad network of specialists outside the art world.

Eligible applicants include individual artists or artists collectives with projects that engage directly with a specific community or communities. Artists may not currently be enrolled as students and must be legal residents of the United States or U.S. citizens and at least 25 years of age. In addition, applicants must not have received a full ABOG Socially Engaged Art Fellowship as an individual or as part of an artist collective in the last three years, and they must have a Web site with contextualized examples of past work that a selection panel can review.

Applicants are strongly recommended to attend an informational workshop on November 6, 2013, before submitting application materials.

For complete program guidelines and application procedures, see the ABOG Web site.
http://www.abladeofgrass.org/application/guidelines/

http://www.abladeofgrass.org/


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Public Art Call, Emeryville, CA

The City of Emeryville, CA has issued a Request for Qualifications to U.S. Artists
Deadline 11-15-2013

The City of Emeryville, CA has issued a Request for Qualifications to solicit applications from teams comprised of artists, lighting designers, and landscape architects to: 
1) design, fabricate and install a multi-media public art installation incorporating a lighting component and other artistic elements on the Shellmound/Powell Street Bridge and the nearby public right-of-way areas and, 
2) provide two written documents that suggest themes, locations, and unified concepts for art installations and landscape improvements on both adjacent private property and public rights of way.


BUDGET: Not to exceed $280,000 for the Bridge Art and for the production of the two written documents.


QUALIFICATIONS: The project is open to artists residing in the US who, as a team, meet the minimum qualifications as indicated in the RFQ.


DEADLINE: November 15, 2013 Midnight Mountain Standard Time


TO APPLY: Apply on Call for Entry, under City of Emeryville, Shellmound/Powell Street Bridge  https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1314&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes


QUESTIONS: Direct all questions via email only to:  aevans@emeryville.org


Questions and their answers received by November 8 will be shared with all email addresses emailed to aevans@emeryville.org by November 8, 2013. Questions after this time may not be answered.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

IFFB Call for films

The Independent Film Festival Boston is accepting submissions for feature-length and short films. 
Deadlines: October 31 (Regular); November 29 (Late); December 6 (Withoutabox). 

Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) was started in 2003 to provide Boston with the type of film event it had been looking for: one that discovers emerging talent and celebrates the leading edge of cinematic story tellers. A showcase for the best films from around the world—a festival that would bring directors, actors, producers, sponsors, and attendees together in an interactive environment. There were other film festivals in Boston, but there wasn’t a mainstream independent film festival inclusive of everything that made up the film-festival experience.

Since then, the Festival has remained committed to two fundamental goals: to find the best local, national, and global films to share with our community; and to showcase our city to visiting artists, introducing them to savvy audiences and ideal locations for future films.

IFFBoston is a 100% volunteer-run event, and a 501(c)3 organization. We have been able to harness the unbridled enthusiasm of the community. And the industry is taking notice. Filmmakers love to show their films to our audience, finding them articulate and perceptive. We’re proud of the accolades we get from filmmakers, distributors, and the press, but we’re most proud of the recognition we’ve gotten from the people of Boston: we’ve been named Best Film Festival by readers of Boston’s Weekly Dig in 2012, and by readers of the Boston Phoenix in 2011 and 2012.

http://www.iffboston.org/2014/

Friday, October 11, 2013

New Music USA, Grants

New Music USA Invites Submissions for New Music Project Grants
Deadline 11-4-2013

New Music USA is supporting music in a new way. Instead of filling out a grant application, musicians create a private project page that includes all their work samples and project information. If a grant is awarded, New Music USA will publish the project page. Once published, grantees will be able to post updates as the project unfolds.

This year, New Music USA will provide between a hundred and a hundred and fifty individuals with project grants ranging from $250 to $20,000 each.

Project Grants support music projects that involve premieres of new music through a live performance or recording. Requests can come from individuals or organizations, and projects can take place up to two years past the deadline, or up to six months prior. New Music USA is especially interested in funding artists directly for their work, whether that involves creating, engaging, performing, or something else. Priority will be given for the creation of new musical work, new live music for dance, recording costs, and residency and community outreach activities. The most competitive projects include living composers and recent music.

Visit the New Music USA Web site for complete program guidelines and the application form.
https://www.newmusicusa.org/grants/new-music-usa-project-grants/

https://www.newmusicusa.org/

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Chamber Music America, Residency Grant

Chamber Music America Invites Applications for 2014 Residency Partnership Grants
Deadline 11-01-2013

Chamber Music America's Residency Partnership Program supports projects by ensembles and presenters that are designed to build audiences in community settings for classical/contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music.

Funding is specifically aimed at activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series. These activities may include but are not limited to clinics, interactive classroom programs, and lecture/demonstrations in libraries, hospitals, senior centers, social service organizations, youth clubs, local cultural centers, public and private schools, and similar venues. In general, organizations and businesses that provide public services to their local populations are considered eligible community partners. Projects must take place in the United States or its territories.

Applicants must be U.S.-based ensembles or not-for-profit presenters partnering with ensembles. The organizing and ensemble partners must be CMA organization-level members. The community groups involved in the residency need not be CMA members.

The length of the residencies ranges from a minimum of three days to one year. Grants support up to 75 percent of expenses directly connected to the project. The balance must be drawn from other sources, such as cash from other grants, earned income, or an allocation from the organization's general operating funds.

Grants of $2,500 to $6,000 will fund short-term projects involving three to nine activities that take place over at least three consecutive or separate days within a month. Grants of $5,000 to $12,000 will fund extended projects involving ten or more activities taking place over more than one month and up to one year.

Visit the CMA Web site for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and contact information for potential presenter and ensemble partners.
http://www.chamber-music.org/programs/classical/grants#l407

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Seattle Public Art Call

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture seeks an artist(S) to create an integrated artwork in streetscape developments.
Deadline 11-07-2013

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to create an integrated artwork in streetscape developments connecting to the Elliott Bay waterfront. The selected artist will work with the design team to integrate a site-specific or site-responsive artwork into the project area. This commission will focus on Union Street, a major connection between downtown and the waterfront. The call is one of a series of calls for permanent and temporary artworks along the redeveloped Seattle waterfront.

The artist will join the Waterfront Seattle design team in December 2013 or January 2014 and will develop a conceptual direction for the artwork in winter 2014. Upon acceptance of the concept design, the artist will be contracted for design development, engineering, fabrication and installation of the artwork.

Eligibility: Open to professional artists working in the United States and Canada.

Budget: The total project budget is estimated to be $200,000, all-inclusive of travel expenses, taxes, fabrication, delivery, installation, and other project costs.

Deadline: 11 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time).

Application: at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1558

Info: Eric Fredericksen, public art project manager, (206) 733-9838. eric.fredericksen@seattle.gov

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/
http://waterfrontseattle.org/

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New England Film Festivals, NH, VT

The Vermont International Film Festival and The New Hampshire Film Festival 
Events starts 10-11-2013, 10-17-2013

The Vermont International Film Festival runs October 11-20 in Burlington.
http://www.vtiff.org/

The New Hampshire Film Festival runs October 17-20 in Portsmouth.
https://www.nhfilmfestival.com/

Monday, October 7, 2013

Portland Ballet New Facility Available

Portland Ballet Studio Theater:  Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
Event 10-09-2013,  10:30am 517 Forest Ave, Portland, ME

Designed by Canal 5 Studio Architects, this new 73 seat theater also features an art gallery in the lobby. The new Portland Ballet Studio Theater is located adjacent to the studios at 517 Forest Ave. and the venue will be available for rentals.

Portland Ballet Company is Maine’s professional dance company. Known for its artistry and versatility, PBC draws professional dancers from around the nation.  The Company performs throughout the year, presenting highly regarded contemporary choreography as well as full-length classics. PBC regularly collaborates with many of Portland’s most distinguished arts institutions, such as the Choral Art Society and the Portland Symphony Orchestra. In addition to a regular season of performances in Portland, the Company has toured to New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Canada.

For more information contact: Leslie Gibbons: 772-9671 lgibbons@portlandballet.org

http://www.portlandballet.org/company.htm

LEF Foundation Grant Workshop

LEF Foundation free grant workshop at Main Street Museum in White River Junction, VT. 
Event on 10-15-2013

This event is co-sponsored by White River Indie Films.

The goal of the LEF Foundation's New England office is to fund the work of independent documentary film and video artists in the region, and to broaden recognition and support for their work, both locally and nationally. Through its Moving Image Fund (MIF), LEF provides funding across all phases of production, supporting films from the early risk-taking stage through a project's completion. Since its inception, MIF has supported over 200 films with approximately $3.5 million dollars in funding to New England-based filmmakers.

LEF Program Director Sara Archambault will conduct a grant workshop at the Main Street Museum on Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00PM for potential Moving Image Fund Applicants. During the workshop, participants will:
o learn about LEF's basic guidelines and requirements
o watch samples from recently funded LEF films
o hear about LEF's new online submission process
o enjoy some free snacks and conversation!

For more information about MIF grant guidelines, please visit www.lef-foundation.org.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

deviantART Grant

DeviantART Creative Grants
Open deadline 

At deviantART, we have spent the past 11 years building a place where artists can share and discuss their work and get inspired by the work of their contemporaries. A noble cause, for certain, but we would like to be so much more to our beloved community of brilliant creatives. Starting today, deviantART will also be a means of inspiration in an entirely new way with financial support for art.
More information at:
http://fourteenthstar.deviantart.com/journal/Announcing-the-deviantART-Creative-Grants-299475642

http://fourteenthstar.deviantart.com/

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Jackson Hole Airport, Public Art, WY

Request for Qualifications, Original Art for the Jackson Hole Airport Roundabout, WY
Deadline 11-01-2013

The Board of the Jackson Hole Airport wishes to commission a work of art for the airport roundabout. Up to three finalists will be invited to submit a conceptual design and ultimately one artist will be selected to enter into a design and fabrication contract with the airport. A successful design will respond to the artwork should address the themes expressed in our great state’s logo and make a memorable first impression for airport visitors; contribute to the overall identity of the airport and tells an important cultural heritage story.
Project Budget: $250,000 - $280,000

Download the RFQ at JHPublicArt.org

Submit to Western States Arts Federation Café Site

Information
Carrie Geraci
Director of Jackson Hole Public Art
307-734-9026
carrie@jhpublicart.org
P.O. 4413 | Jackson, WY 83001

Friday, October 4, 2013

SPACE Gallery seeks Communications Manager

SPACE Gallery seeks a Full time Membership and Communications Manager, Portland
Deadline Open until filled

Position is responsible for the successful management of all aspects of SPACE Gallery’s membership program and provides integral administrative and fundraising support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Manages marketing and communications of exhibitions and events and for general organizational marketing.

Membership Program Responsibilities and Functions:
Implement all SPACE membership activities, including ongoing appeals, program incentives, and events.
Oversee SPACE donor database, including regular data maintenance.
Help develop and execute strategies and plan for increased membership.
Identify new opportunities to acquire new members, increase donor retention, and raise awareness of the INSIGHT Group ($250 members and up) to the general membership base.
Manage all communications with current and prospective members.
Assist with other fundraising goals as needed (research, editing, and compiling member surveys) by working with the Board of Directors and Development Committee.
Communications

Write, design, generate, and track HTML email campaigns (using Vertical Response), including monthly e-newsletters, invitations, and membership appeals.
Develop dynamic content on multiple media channels, including museum Website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Manage design and mailing of monthly printed calendar of events, sent to all SPACE members.
Oversee interns and volunteers who will assist with marketing efforts
Volunteers and Interns (Shared with Associate Director):

Recruit interns and volunteers, assign them to specific staff members and projects/events.
Train interns and volunteers to ensure they are knowledgeable about SPACE programs, exhibitions, and calendar.
Plan and implement recognition program for interns and volunteers.

Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree; MA in a related field (Museum Studies, Marketing, Business, or Communications) desired.
3-5 years’ experience in a related environment, preferably with a focus on marketing, membership programs, and/or individual philanthropy.
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to interact with a range of donors and prospects in person, over the phone, and via email.
Excellent relationship management and customer service skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Strong organizational skills and ability to plan and execute multiple concurrent projects; event planning experience desired.
Ideal candidate is personable, highly organized, detail-oriented, and works collaboratively.
Genuine interest and conversant in contemporary arts. Commitment to keeping up to date with the latest donor trends.
Strong computer skills required (Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Design Premium CS5); knowledge of HTML preferred; experience using social networking sites desired.
Database experience required; Salesforce experience a plus.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Please email one pdf containing a cover letter stating interest in the position, current relevant resume, and a list of three references to be contacted. Email should be sent to Executive Director Nat May at nat@space538.org with the subject line "Membership and Communications Manager".

http://www.space538.org/

Americans for the Arts Scholarships

National Association for Business Economics, Americans for the Arts College Scholarships
Deadline 10-18-2013

NABE Foundation Invites Applications for Americans for the Arts College Scholarships
The NABE Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics, believes that good economic strategy is dependent on our ability to develop out-of-the box solutions to the challenges that confront us. To that end, the foundation hopes to enable those with "the gift of creative problem solving" to further the profession of economics through their unique understanding of the world.

The foundation is inviting applications for its sixth annual Americans for the Arts College Scholarship Award program to encourage the integration of the arts into the economic education process. The amount of the award is $5,000.

To be eligible, applicants must come from an economically disadvantaged household; have attended a public school; participated in extracurricular programs, including (and/or in addition to) programs supported by Americans for the Arts (i.e., demonstrate a long-term participation in the study of, creation of, and/or performance in one or more of the following art forms — dance, music, theater, literary, and visual/media arts); excelled academically; and formally declared the intent to study and apply economics in their pursuit of higher education and a professional career. This includes the direct study of economics for policy purposes.

The scholarship is open to both recent high school graduates and current college undergraduates who are majoring in economics and/or the arts. Students who have not graduated high school but have matriculated into an undergraduate program, graduate students, and Ph.D. candidates are not eligible. See the NABE Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

Application information is at:
http://www.nabefoundation.com/docs/2012_nabe_guidelines_application.pdft: http://www.nabefoundation.com/docs/2012_nabe_guidelines_application.pdf

http://www.nabe.com/

Thursday, October 3, 2013

MPBN Radio Announcer Wanted


MPBN Radio announcing staff wanted in Bangor, part time
Deadline 10-18-2013

MPBN is looking for a radio announcer to join our team and help MPBN provide the valued statewide public broadcasting service for which it is known! Position will be based out of our Bangor location and perform varied on-air announcing on an irregular, flexible schedule. This is an on-call position requiring flexibility to work weekends, early mornings or late evenings as the need arises.

Responsibilities include preparation and reading of announcements and news over the air for MPBN radio, recording audio on occasion for television; maintaining studio operations and network programming, and assisting in varied program production.

 Requirements include a college degree or equivalent work experience; more than one year experience as an on-air radio announcer and radio studio operator. Familiarity with computers required, as is a relaxed conversational announcing style. Attention to detail and ability to multitask under deadlines essential. Employee will often work alone, and must possess the ability to make independent decisions in a dependable manner. Familiarity with public radio and with classical music announcing helpful but not necessary.

MPBN offers competitive pay.

Submit cover letter and resume to apply@mpbn.net

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MPC Directory of Maine Grantmakers

Maine's Philanthropy Center Directory of Maine Grantmakers, 9th edition 
No Deadline 


MPC's Directory of Maine Grantmakers is the premiere guide to Maine's philanthropic community.

The new Directory contains updated information on more than 440 grantmaking foundations, including: those based in Maine, those identifying Maine as a geographic priority, or those with a history of prior support to Maine nonprofits. There are almost 50 new foundations included in this edition.

Nearly 50% of the foundations listed do not have websites, making the Directory your most reliable source of information on available grants in Maine.

To compile the Directory, we refer to foundation websites, review the latest IRS 990 tax returns, consult information available through several grant databases, and gather data directly from our members.

Whether you are a grantmaker, work on behalf of a nonprofit organization, or provide professional support to our growing philanthropic community, we hope the Directory will help you connect to valuable philanthropic resources.  Changes in addresses and deadlines will be sent as addendums to print edition owners periodically.

The directory costs $55 for MPC Members , $75 for NonMembers

Directory can be ordered at: http://www.mainephilanthropy.org/

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NEA Research Grant, Art Works

NEA Research Grant, Art Works
Deadline 11-05-2013

In September 2012, the NEA's Office of Research & Analysis published its five-year research agenda, supported by a system map and measurement model. Titled How Art Works, the report offers a framework for studying research topics critical to a broader public understanding of the arts' value and/or impact for individuals and communities.

The NEA's Office of Research & Analysis will make awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. -

See more at: http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/research-art-works/grant-program-description#sthash.85hiz9Kt.dpuf