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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Arts Commission Job

Maine Arts Commission seeks an Arts & Humanities Associate - Communication Director
Deadline 12-27-2013

CLASS CODE: 0822, PAY GRADE: 24- ($37,918.40- $ 51,376.00)/annually
Open for Recruitment: November 27, 2013 - December 27, 2013

The Communication Director will be responsible for leading a wide range of communications work to promote and improve public, employee and funder understanding of the Maine Arts Commission’s objectives and achievements and of relevant cultural-related issues. This may include, but is not limited to: communications and marketing strategy development, communications program planning and execution, oversee media relations, materials and events; media relations and website management.

 Reviews and revises agency long-range communication plan. Oversees and directs ongoing strategic communications plan.
Manages and refines the agency’s social media strategy.
Handles all press inquiries, media releases, production of radio, television and print advertisements. Develops and maintains relationships with press and agency contacts.
Evaluates program activities and determines effectiveness in accomplishing departmental objectives; recommends changes and improvements as needed; plans, develops, implements and maintains new and existing services; prepares program annual budget.
Implements departmental operating policies, procedures and systems, assuring conformance with departmental and agency policies and objectives.
Oversees agency public communications. Directs, manages and edits all public materials and information, including quarterly newsletter, collateral items, and oversees design and production of event materials.
Oversees management and strategic development of agency’s website including content, design and functionality, to meet department and agency needs.
Provides guidance and support to internal communication efforts, including working with agency leadership in the dissemination of agency-wide information and organization of internal communications resources.
Guides agency's identity and branding efforts; maintains standards.
Trains and consults with staff on standards for printed materials and how to represent the agency to the public. Consults with other departments on their communication needs.
Other duties as assigned.

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

Please submit a cover letter, resume’ and Direct Hire Application. This job posting and a Direct Hire application can be found on our website: http://www.maine.gov/fps/opportunities/


Tammy Sturtevant, HR Generalist General Gov. Service Center, 74 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04332-0074 207-624-7418 (T) 207-287-4032 (F)


Public Sculpture, NH

Governor Winant Sculpture - Request for Proposals, NH
Deadline 12-09-2013

The Governor Winant Sculpture Committee is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for Sculpture (RFP) for one site-specific bronze monumental sculpture of Governor John G. Winant.
Artists with proven experience in representational bronze monumental sculpture and the creation of art for public spaces are encouraged to apply. Citizens of the United States and/or legal residents are eligible.

The Sculpture Committee is seeking a life size bronze sculpture of Gov. Winant. He should be seated on a bench of some type, which the public would also be able to sit on.
Citizens of the state of New Hampshire are encouraged to apply.

Complete RFP is available at:


Friday, November 29, 2013

Acadia Logo Contest

Acadia National Park Centennial logo contest
Deadline 02-28-2014

Acadia’s Centennial: Celebrate our past! Inspire our future!

Friends of Acadia and Acadia National Park invite artists and graphic designers nationwide to design a logo celebrating the park’s 100 anniversary in the year 2016. The winning entry in the Acadia National Park Centennial Celebration Logo Contest will receive a prize of $3,000 and their design will appear on publications, merchandise, online, and elsewhere throughout the centennial celebration.

Acadia National Park’s Centennial will be promoted and celebrated throughout the park and surrounding communities starting in the fall of 2015. Acadia National Park’s Centennial will encourage people to celebrate Acadia National Park’s rich natural and cultural history, and inspire people to make a personal connection with the park and work for the best possible future for this national treasure.

In order to put those plans in motion, a logo is needed for educational, promotional, and marketing pieces. To that end, the Acadia Centennial Committee, which includes Acadia National Park, Friends of Acadia, and other partners, is sponsoring the Acadia Centennial Celebration Logo Contest.

Entry Fee: $30 for up to three designs by one entrant

Judging: The contest will be judged by a panel of Friends of Acadia and Acadia National Park staff. Entries will be reviewed anonymously.



Entry Formhttp://friendsofacadia.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Centennial-Celebration-Logo-Contest-Entry-Form.pdf

For additional information contact Aimee Beal Church or e-mail: info@friendsofacadia.org

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Bates Media Relations Director

Bates Communications Office seeks Media Relations Director 
Deadline - Until filled
With a new president and senior leadership team on board, the Bates Communications Office is seeking a Director of Media Relations to develop and implement a proactive, integrated media strategy to promote Bates, its people and programs to external audiences at all levels — international, national, regional and local. With a strong focus on presidential communications and positioning, s/he will position the president and Bates as a leader in the national conversation about higher education, with an emphasis on the value of the liberal arts model and what distinguishes Bates College. S/he will lead strategic media outreach, shape responses to media inquiries, and contribute significantly to the storytelling work of the office. When appropriate, s/he will serve as spokesperson for the college.

Strategic Communications: In collaboration with the AVP, develop and implement a strategic, long-term, integrated media relations plan aligned with institutional priorities; seek creative opportunities to maximize Bates’ visibility through national media and to participate in national policy discussions; collaborate with BCO team in a range of communications activities in support of institutional and area strategic goals, to include admission and advancement marketing, news and feature production, Bates Magazine, social media, and web and print publications.

Presidential Communications: Manage the arc of presidential communications throughout the year; seek and manage opportunities to position a new president and Bates with national and regional media as a leading voice in the national discourse on higher education; closely monitor and advise the president on the climate surrounding national education policy in Washington, D.C.

Expert Consultation and Visibility for Bates Leadership and Faculty: Collaborate with the AVP to advise and inform senior college officials, appropriate staff and faculty on public affairs issues, media trends, potential positive and negative public relations issues, both internal and external; create opportunities for senior officers and faculty to enhance Bates’ visibility through meetings with national media representatives and editorial boards, and through serving as resources on appropriate issues and topics; prepare Bates officials and faculty as needed for media contact.

Day-to-day Media Relations: Cultivate and maintain active relationships with influential media contacts, innovative thinkers and editorial boards; respond to media inquiries, with special attention those that involve issues management and sensitive information; track emerging issues that may affect the college; track and apprise colleagues of Bates media hits and mentions; participate actively in social media, tracking traffic and trends; develop pitches and outreach of exceptional interest and quality, and oversee local and regional media outreach by the college writer and the sports information director.

Bates Communications Team: Supervise the college writer and the sports information director, who have local and regional media responsibilities. Collaborate with Communications colleagues to illuminate and support Bates’ mission and initiatives, events and achievements through multiple media channels; be an active campus citizen, meeting with faculty, staff and students to stay current with projects and programs; regularly contribute strategy and content to bates.edu and the Bates Magazine as an active member of the storytelling team.

We prefer that all documents uploaded in a .pdf format. Incomplete applications may not be considered. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Amie Parker, Employment Manager, via email at hrdept@bates.edu.

Full post at:

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Posen Family Foundation

Posen Family Foundation for doctoral students: Jewish history and culture and emerging Jewish fiction writers.
Deadline 01-15-2014

The Posen Family Foundation has announced a call for applications for the second cohort of Posen Society of Fellows, a program that supports doctoral students in modern Jewish history and culture and emerging Jewish fiction writers around the globe.

Designed to provide early career support, the two-year fellowships include opportunities to participate in public engagement events and attend annual gatherings of noted academics and writers.

To be eligible for the 2014-16 class of fellows, fiction writers must be at work on a Jewish-themed novel or short story collection and should not yet have published their first book. Fiction materials may be submitted in English or Hebrew. Doctoral students should demonstrate a commitment to teaching and be in the process of writing their dissertations on subjects related to modern Jewish history and culture. Dissertation Fellowship application materials must be submitted in English.

Each fellow will receive a total of $40,000 over two years. A total of eight fellowships will be awarded to six scholars and two fiction writers.

Fellowships are open to doctoral students and writers of all religions and nationalities.

Awards will be announced in April 2014.

For complete program information and application instructions, visit the Posen Foundation Web site.

Link to Complete RFP

Public Art, CA

City of Dublin, CA call for Public Artists. Emerald Glen Recreation and Aquatics Complex.
Deadline 12-06-2013

The City of Dublin invites individual artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for several upcoming public art opportunities to create permanently installed artwork at the Emerald Glen Park Recreation and Aquatics Complex. There are several artwork opportunities, including a Design Purchase for $10,000 and exterior artwork opportunities with a budget of $167,000.

 The deadline for applications is Friday, December 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM. For a detailed “Call for Artists,” including project description and information on how to apply, visit www.dublin.ca.gov/publicart.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Scholastic Library Grant

2014 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant
Deadline: 12-6-2013

U.S. libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. The library that develops the best public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme, Lives change @ your library, will be awarded $3,000 to promote its library and library services. This grant is sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing and administered by the ALA Public Awareness Committee to support a single library’s public outreach efforts during National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014).

A grant application form and guidelines are available on the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant website.


Kennebec Photo Shoot

Kennebec Valley Tourism Council is looking for talent for a photo shoot
Deadline open until filled

Kennebec Valley Tourism Council is looking for talent for a photo shoot to promote towns along the Kennebec River.  to promote towns along the Kennebec River. Compensation: $150 for a six-hour call. Date: Sunday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meals and proofs provided.

Model 1: Female: Mid 30’s, attractive, fit and well-groomed
Model 2: Male: Mid 30’s, attractive, fit and well-groomed
Model 3: Female: 50 to 55, attractive, fit and well-groomed
Model 3: Male: 50 to 55, attractive, fit and well-groomed

Send headshot & resume to:
Matthew Kovacevich, Account Director
Thalo Blue Design | Kennebec Valley Tourism
207.400.4699 | matthew@thaloblue.com

Monday, November 25, 2013

Laura Bush School Grant

Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries: School Library Grant
Deadline: 12-02-2013

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries seeks to provide books and reading materials to school libraries and students that most need them. The foundation provides grants of up to $5,000 to individual schools to help school libraries expand, update, and diversify their book collections. The foundation gives preference to schools in which 90 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches and are likely to have the fewest books and reading materials at home.

Schools serving any combination of pre-kindergarten through high school students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, all American territories, and Department of Defense schools in other countries are eligible to apply. Funds are only available for library books and magazine/serial copies and subscriptions.


Colby Ancient and Medieval Art

Colby College seeks Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Ancient and Medieval Art
Deadline 12-01-2013

The Department of Art at Colby College invites applications for a tenure-track teaching position in Ancient and Medieval Art at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 2014. Five-course teaching load per year includes contribution to introductory surveys of art history, upper-division courses in Ancient and Medieval art, as well as advanced seminars. We welcome applicants with areas of specialization or teaching interests in areas such as the art of the Islamic world or architectural history. A completed PhD, teaching experience at the college level, and a record of scholarship are required.

Please submit the following items electronically to Prof. VĂ©ronique Plesch, chair of the search committee, at arthistory@colby.edu
cover letter
curriculum vitae
three letters of recommendation
statement of teaching philosophy and research interests,
and representative sample of current scholarship, e.g., reprints of recently published work.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013. Candidates will be interviewed at the CAA Conference in Chicago, February 12-15, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

PMA Curatorial Assistant

Portland Museum of Art Seeks a Curatorial Assistant of American Art
Deadline: 12-01-2013

Under the general supervision of the Chief Curator and Curator of American Art and in collaboration with the Curatorial and Registration staff, provides administrative and research support for the Curatorial Department to ensure successful execution of curatorial and exhibition programs in support of the PMA’s  mission.

Provides effective support for exhibition scheduling and production, including preparing loan and photography requests, corresponding with artists and lenders, creating and distributing checklists, producing exhibition labels, and other exhibition preparation.

Provides clerical support for the Curatorial Division, including data entry, mailings, mail routing, acquisition documentation, maintaining artist files and department archives, scheduling meetings, preparing PowerPoint presentations, booking staff travel reservations, and other administrative duties as assigned.

Assists with the development and coordination of scholarly publications and other exhibition-related research and projects as assigned, including rights and reproduction requests.

Assists with research and writing related to exhibitions, acquisitions, and the collection. Performs research off-site at area libraries and archives as needed.

Fields and responds to inquiries, both public and internal, regarding the collection, artists, acquisitions, exhibitions, and general curatorial matters.

Prepares and distributes correspondence and minutes for Collection Committee and other meetings as assigned, and assists with coordination of paperwork related to art accessioning and deaccessioning.
Effectively provides ongoing support to keep department office supplies replenished and office space organized, and troubleshoots to keep equipment in good working order.

Assists Curatorial Coordinator with processing expenditure, personnel, and purchasing documents related to the revenue and expense accounts for the Curatorial Division, and assists in maintaining documents such as Excel spreadsheets as needed.

Provides administrative assistance in other areas of the PMA as needed, such as call center support, responding to visitor inquiries, processing reservations and sales transactions, and other routine clerical assignments.

Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.
Complies with all Portland Museum of Art safety rules and procedures.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in art history or a related field, Master’s degree preferred, with one to three years relevant experience in administrative and curatorial work.The Curatorial Assistant position is a full-time, full-benefits, hourly, non-exempt, employment-at-will position.

Application available at front desk or at www.portlandmuseum.org
Email application to: business@portlandmuseum.org
Or mail to:
Business Manager,
Portland Museum of Art,
7 Congress Square,
Portland, ME 04101

Complete information at: http://www.portlandmuseum.org/Content/8467.shtml

Dallas Film Festival

The Dallas International Film Festival is accepting submissions for short and feature-length films.
Deadlines: December 6 (Regular); December 13 (Late)

The 8th-annual Dallas International Film Festival will be held April 3 to April 13, 2014. During the past seven years, the Festival has featured the finest in U.S. and international cinema, including 1,335 films representing more than 50 countries, and has presented more than $490,000 in awards.

2014 Festival Submission Deadlines are as follows (*all dates are POSTMARK deadlines):

2014 Dallas International Film Festival Call for EntriesEarly: Friday, October 18, 2013
Regular: Friday, December 6, 2013
Late: Friday, December 13, 2013

Competitions include:
Narrative Feature Competition
Documentary Feature Competition
Texas Feature Competition
Shorts Competition
Animation Competition

Other film categories featured at the Festival are:
World Cinema
Premiere Series
Midnight Specials
Latino Showcase
Family Friendly

The Festival presents the following awards:
Grand Jury Prize — Narrative Feature
Grand Jury Prize — Documentary Feature
Grand Jury Prize — Texas Competition, presented by Panavision (winner receives a camera rental package valued at $30,000)
Grand Jury Prize – Short Film
Grand Jury Prize – Animated Short Film
Grand Jury Prize – Student Short Film

Silver Heart Award — Presented by the Embrey Family Foundation, this $10,000 cash prize is bestowed on an individual or film for their dedication to fighting injustices and/or creating social change for the improvement of humanity.

Audience Awards: Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Short Film

Check back often as prizes for other competitions may be added at a later date.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Big Read Grant

Big Read Accepting Grant Applications for Community-Wide Reading Programs
Deadline 01-28-2014

The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, aims to restore reading to the center of American culture. Managed by Arts Midwest, the program provides competitive grants to support innovative reading programs in selected communities.

Community organizations participating in the Big Read develop and produce reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse local audiences. These programs include activities such as author readings, book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, film series, music or dance events, theatrical performances, panel discussions, and other events and activities related to the community's chosen book or poet. Activities must focus on a book or poet from the Big Read Library. Previous grantees must not use the same reading from their earlier participation(s).

The program is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to develop reading programs between September 2014 and June 2015. Organizations selected to participate receive a grant, educational and promotional materials, and access to online training resources and opportunities. Approximately seventy-five organizations will be selected from communities of varying size in the U.S.

Applicant organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; or a division of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library. Eligible applicants include such organizations as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations.

Eligible organizations may apply for grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. Grants must be matched on a 1:1 basis with non-federal funds. Grant funds may be used for such expenses as book purchases, speaker fees and travel, salaries, advertising, and venue rental.

Complete program guidelines, application instructions, and an FAQ are available at the Big Read Web site.

Colby Theater Faculty

Colby College seeks Theater and Dance Faculty Fellow (Performance History, Literature and Criticism)
Deadline 12-01-2013

The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College invites applications for a sabbatical replacement Faculty Fellow position in Performance History, Literature and Criticism for the Academic Year 2014-2015. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. (or be in the final stages of progress toward the degree), have a sincere interest in working in a liberal arts setting and the ability to mentor student performers. Responsibilities include teaching performance history, introduction to theater, a dramatic literature or playwriting course, and directing one mainstage production (one course equivalency) for a total of four classes for the academic year. Other possible course topics might include theater criticism, contemporary issues in performance, or a specially negotiated course.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Send via e-mail a cover letter, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy and research interests and three letters of recommendation to: theaterfacultyfellowsearch@colby.edu

For more information about the College, please visit the Colby web site: www.colby.edu

Friday, November 22, 2013

CEC Artslink Award

CEC Artslink project grants to carry out self-directed projects in the United States.
Deadline 12-03-2013

Through its ArtsLink Award program, CEC Artslink is inviting applications from artists and arts managers from eligible countries (see list below) for project grants to carry out self-directed projects in the United States.

ArtsLink accepts applications from contemporary and traditional creative artists working in the performing, design, media, literary, and visual arts as well as arts managers at independent, nonprofit and government organizations working in these disciplines. Arts managers must be affiliated with an organization in the non-commercial sector. Artists seeking to work with commercial firms are ineligible. Applicants must be citizens of, and currently reside in, an eligible country.

There are no age limitations; however, students and non-professionals are ineligible to apply. In addition, projects focusing solely on research or the production/post production of an audio recording are not eligible. Projects involving performances, touring, or participation in performing arts festivals can be supported by ArtsLink only if the activity is a component of a more comprehensive proposed project. Panelists will evaluate the quality of the project by assessing the potential for interactive dialogue. U.S. artists and arts managers seeking to collaborate with international colleagues are encouraged to apply.

The earliest eligible project start date is May 1, 2014. Projects must be completed by April 30, 2015.

The award amount request must not exceed $5,000, regardless of the number of people planning to travel to the U.S. for the project.

Eligible countries are: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Applicants must have a letter of invitation from a nonprofit organization or individual in the U.S. to apply. In addition, the application must be submitted by the international partner.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, as well as examples of projects funded through the project in the past, see the CEC ArtsLink Web site.

Link to Complete RFP


Jack Kent Cooke Reminder

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Invites Phase One Applications for Graduate Arts Award
Deadline 11-26-2013

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.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Maine Arts Commission Job

Maine Arts Commission seeks Director of Operations
Deadline 01-03-2014

The Director of Operations will assist the Executive Director in the day-to-day operations of the Maine Arts Commission and will oversee certain program initiatives.

The agency is interested in applicants who are deeply and broadly knowledgeable in the arts, with a proven career engagement with arts innovation, engagement with artists and arts organizations and general diplomacy. Development skills are a plus, excellent written and verbal skills are essential. Responsibilities include human resource management, strategic planning implementation, internal fiscal and office management affairs, coordinating agency programs, and acting as liaison with arts organizations, the Maine Arts Commission members, as well as regional, federal and state agencies and commissions.

This position entails assistance with human resources generally, demonstrable problem solving skills and a willingness to learn and follow bureaucratic systems. Work is performed under administrative direction.

Assists and represents the Executive Director in all agency functions, particularly human resource management.
Assists in developing annual budgets and agency budgeting and financial management activities in order to ensure necessary funds are requested and expended correctly.
Designs, coordinates, and implements grant proposals in order to obtain and help distribute grants and ensure funds are used equitably in accordance with grant provisions.
Manages office administrative personnel and oversees office information systems in order to assist in the completion of day-to-day agency operations.
Reviews and analyzes Commission policies and programs in order to recommend policy and program initiatives.
Provides oversight of the strategic plan and partnership agreement(s)
Coordinates activities with related state and regional level arts and humanities and other organizations in order to expand partnerships to increase visibility of and financial support for the arts.
Oversees agency rule-making in conjunction with the Attorney General's Office in order to ensure rules support Commission goals and objectives and meet legal requirements.
Oversees agency internal and external communications

Knowledge of the trends and history of the various art forms.
Knowledge of the functions and management of cultural organizations.
Knowledge of government human resource structures, policies and norms.
Knowledge of public sector budgeting and planning including performance management.
Ability to manage and supervise personnel, develop budget and grant proposals, and administer programs.
Ability to develop and recommend policy and program initiatives.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Knowledge of state and federal government management including both administrative and legislative (knowledge of State Government is an asset).

A seven (7) year combination of education and/or experience in the arts or related field that includes a minimum of two (2) years in an administrative, management, and/or supervisory capacity. Experience must include human resource management, development of program rules and policies, long and short-range goals and plans, program evaluation, and budget preparation.

Full call posted at: http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/attach.php?id=608526&an=1

LACDA "Snap to Grid"

Tenth annual LACDA "Snap to Grid" Open Call, every entry shown! 
Deadline 12-02-2013

The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art seeks artists for an un-juried international exhibit featuring digital art and photography, December 12, 2013-January 4, 2014. All entries will be printed (8.5"x11" on heavyweight paper) and shown in the gallery arranged in a grid. Entrants submit JPEG files of original work. Exhibit is limited to space available, early entry is advised.

the UN-Juried Exhibit
Every entry shown!
December 12, 2013-January 4, 2014
Opening Reception December 12, 7-9pm
in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk

Registration and submission online only.
Multiple entries are permitted. $35 registration fee for each additional image.
Complete information

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SPACE, Event Programmer

SPACE Gallery seeks Event Programmer, Portland
Deadline Open until Filled

Full time, Monday-Friday plus occasional evenings and weekends

The Event Programmer is responsible for guiding music, performance and special events that fit SPACE’s mission and commitment to contemporary arts. The Event Programmer will answer booking requests and proactively invite music shows, other kinds of performances, and additional activities that reflect SPACE’s unique blend of contemporary, innovative and experimental programming. The Event Programmer will work closely with the rest of the staff, artists and members of our community to create a vibrant and varied range of programming.

Event booking and other tasks:
Respond in a timely fashion to booking requests from agents and independent musicians
Negotiate artist agreements and contracts
Identify opportunities for non-music or hybrid performance events
Invite performers
Maintain relationships with other venues in Maine and like-minded venues and presenters in other regions
Work with Event Manager and event staff to coordinate event staffing and event resources
Work with Membership and Communications Manager on all event publicity opportunities
Work with SPACE staff on special activities and hybrid events.
Track and archive event related information, such as attendance, permits, licensing fees, etc.

Qualifications and Requirements:
BA degree
3-5 years’ experience managing performance-based arts events
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to interact with a range of collaborators 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 and demonstrated interest in relevant arts and artists suited to work with SPACE
Strong computer skills required (Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Design Premium CS5)
Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.

To Apply:
Please prepare a single pdf, named in the format LastNameFirstname.pdf, containing a letter of interest, a list of 5 events that fit your vision of what SPACE should be programming and why, a relevent resume, and three references.

Email this document to Executive Director Nat May, nat@space538.org
with the subject line “Event Programmer”.

No phone calls, please. Experienced candidates only, please.


Maine Crafts Association Bookkeeper

Maine Crafts Association seeks year-round, part-time contract (1099) bookkeeper 
To begin immediately

Flexible hours, bookkeeper needs to be available by email/phone, in addition to regularly scheduled work hours. Job requires 10-20 hours per week. Job to be performed at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner. Salary $15/hr.

Candidates will be required to complete a Non-profit Bookkeeping Test at their interview.

Typical Tasks:
Accounts payable - organization expenses and store vendors
Deposits - recording from multiple online, credit card, and cash sources
Banking - reconciling multiple bank statements
Tracking - numerous nonprofit accounts as well as store sales/cogs accounts
Integrating QuickBooks financial and POS software processes
Working directly with MCA accountant to file MCA taxes

Skills Required:
Deep understanding of Quick Books pro required
Familiarity with Quick Books POS preferred
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
Ability to work effectively with several managers from different "departments" to coordinate all financials
Strong attention to detail
Willingness to undertake ongoing self-education to keep up with financial software upgrades
Familiarity with non profit organization accounting

Email resume to sbliss@mainecrafts.org

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gubernatorial Portrait

Official Maine Gubernatorial Portrait, Request for Qualifications – National Call to Artists 
Deadline 01-03-2013

The Maine Arts Commission through the Office of Governor Paul LePage and with the Maine State Museum is soliciting Request of Qualifications/RFQ (submissions) from interested and qualified Respondents (artists) to provide the artwork for the official portrait of the 74 Governor of the State of Maine. The Maine Arts Commission seeks to commission a professional artist to produce and frame a traditional oil painting created in the same manner, style and size as the other gubernatorial portraits currently hanging in the Maine State Capitol Building in Augusta. The final commissioned piece will be displayed among these.

This RFQ/National Call to Artists will be reviewed and evaluated through a selection committee and result in a short list of two to three semi-finalists; those will then be submitted to the Governor for final decision on the commissioned artist.

Submission deadline: All requested materials must arrive at the address designated by Friday, January 3, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. EST.

Project budget: $25,000

Full details at: https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Contemporary/GovernorPortrait

Independent Film Festival, Boston

The Independent Film Festival Boston is accepting submissions for feature-length and short films. 
Deadlines: 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.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Hot Docs Film Festival

The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, Toronto
Deadline 11-22-2013

The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival  is now accepting film festival entries. Festival takes place April 24 to May 4, 2014

November 22 (Early);
December 13 (Regular);
January 3 (Late).

More info.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

LEF Foundation Grant Workshop

LEF Foundation Grant Workshop in Boston
Event date, December 11 at 6:30PM 

Join the LEF Foundation team on December 11 at 6:30PM for a free grant workshop hosted by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. LEF Program Director Sara Archambault will conduct the workshop at MassArt. This event is free and open to the public.

At the workshop, potential applicants will:
learn about LEF's basic guidelines and requirements,
watch samples from recently funded LEF films,
hear about LEF's new online submission process, and
enjoy some free snacks and conversation!
For more information about the LEF Foundation, please visit: www.lef-foundation.org

Workshop Details
Date: Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30PM
Venue: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Kennedy Building 2F
Address: 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/PiiCj
Campus Map: http://goo.gl/tMSRXY
Parking: http://goo.gl/zvf9sF

RSVP to LEF Program Assistant Genevieve Carmel at gen@lef-foundation.org or 617-492-5333. See the event's Facebook page to see who else is attending, and invite your friends!

In the meantime, have an early look at our new online submission process, launching for the first time this year! https://lef-foundation.submittable.com/submit

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Maine Youth Excellence in Art

Maine Youth Excellence in Art call to K-12 artists
Deadline December 6, 2013

The Maine Arts Commission, in partnership with the First Lady of Maine Ann LePage, is issuing a call for student art for inclusion in the Spring 2014 Maine Youth Excellence in Art exhibition at the State Capitol Complex in Augusta. Art teachers from public, private and parochial schools in Maine are invited to submit one piece of two-dimensional artwork that represents artistic excellence from a K-12 student. Selected works will hang in various locations including the State House, Cross Office Building (second floor), the Blaine House and the office of the Maine Arts Commission for approximately four months. Selected artists, their families and submitting teachers will be invited to an opening reception at the Blaine House hosted by the First Lady Ann LePage where they will receive recognition for their artistic achievements.

One piece of 2-D artwork may be submitted per school. Each school should have one designated teacher to submit the chosen artwork for that school. The program will exhibit approximately forty-five student works. Selection will be made on a first come, first served basis per Superintendent Region. Five pieces of work will be accepted from each of the nine Superintendent Regions. The regions are as follows:

Cumberland County
Hancock County
Kennebec County
Mid Coast
Washington County
Western Maine
York County
If you are unsure of which region your school is located in, please refer to the directory on the Maine Department of Education website by clicking this link.

As an added element to this year’s showing we would like to collect a statement from each artist. If the child’s work is selected, we will ask the submitting teacher to provide a brief (one sentence) statement/quote from the artist’s work about their thoughts either toward making art in general, or about the specific piece that they are entering. These statements will be printed on each artwork’s label for the public to read. We believe this added element will assist in enlightening the audience about the essential need for art making in providing children with a comprehensive learning experience.

Teachers interested in submitting should e-mail Julie Horn at the Maine Arts Commission with any questions and/or a request to participate in the program. Please use the subject heading “SPRING 2014 MYEA” in your e-mail to Julie at julie.horn@maine.gov. Your confirmation e-mail will include further instructions and all necessary paperwork.

Only two-dimensional artwork will be accepted. Submitted art work must fit the maximum dimension of 18” x 24.” When submitting smaller artwork it has to be mounted on an 18” x 24” mat or poster board. There is a combined maximum thickness of 3/16’’ for artwork and mat together. The artwork can be exhibited vertically or horizontally (please indicate) and will be placed in pre-existing frames. Artwork submitted that does not fulfill these size requirements will be considered ineligible. All artwork must be labeled on the back with the student’s name, school, and grade. Please do not send artwork in cylinders or mailing tubes.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Arts Education Workshops

2013-14 Mega-Regional Workshops for Maine Arts Educators
Events,  November 26, January 13, March 7, April 11

Mega-regional workshops will take place in four locations to provide all-day free professional development opportunities in arts education. The cost is $20 per person and five and a half contact hours are available for full-day participation. The workshop facilitators are the MAAI teacher leaders from all three phases. All participants must pre-register. Join us for this unique opportunity!

There will be 5.5 contact hours provided at the completion of all three sessions at each Mega-regional workshop.

Dates and Locations
November 26, 2013 Ellsworth High School
January 13, 2014 University of Maine, Farmington
March 7, 2014 University of Southern Maine, Portland
April 11, 2014 University of Maine, Orono

All Mega-regional workshops will take place between 8:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

8:15am: Registration begins
8:45am: Opening Session Morning Workshops
9:10 -10:20am: Session I
10:20 -10:35am:Break
10:35 - 11:45am: Session II
Lunch 11:45am - 12:45pm: Participants on their own (Ellsworth site only: Student Council providing lunch for a donation)
12:45 - 1:00pm Afternoon workshops: Session III Large group

Breakout Workshops 1:00 - 2:00pm
The Arts and Proficiency: What, Why and How?

Breakout Workshops 2:00 - 3:00pm
Think Tanks on Technology

3:00 - 3:15pm Closing - Door prize


Thursday, November 14, 2013

MPBN Digital Media Director

Maine Public Broadcasting Network is looking for a Digital Media Director
Deadline,  Open Until Filled

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is looking for a highly creative, entrepreneurial and energetic leader to develop a digital vision and strategy for MPBN’s entire broadcast and audience service area.  The individual we seek for our position in Lewiston has the expertise and skills to build a comprehensive digital program and create a “digital first” culture across all facets of the organization.  The successful candidate will focus on development of digital strategies for existing and new content delivery on all digital platforms, and will oversee the implementation of digital technologies across the organization.  The Director of Digital Media will develop strategies that enhance content delivery on all platforms, allowing the Network to reach and enhance the experience of more users, build and maintain a strong appreciation for digital technologies within the organization and have a positive and relevant impact on the communities we serve.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience in all facets of digital media, preferably in public broadcasting or a similar technology field.  This position requires strong analytical and technical skills, creative and practical problem-solving ability, and sound judgment and decision-making based on user experience.  In addition, experience with and understanding of Drupal, CMS and HTML5 is preferred, and experience with FTP software, MS Office and graphics editing applications is required.

A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience with all varieties of digital media, preferably in public broadcasting or in fields such as journalism, higher education or in a nonprofit organization, is required.

To apply, submit a detailed cover letter, resume and links to a minimum of three samples of work that you have designed and / or implemented, to apply@mpbn.net.

Lowe's Education Grant

Lowe's Charitable and Education Foundation Announces 2014 Toolbox for Education Grant Program. 
Deadline, When there are 15,000 applications, so apply now!

Lowe's Charitable and Education Foundation has announced the opening of its Spring 2014 Toolbox for Education grant cycle. The program supports projects that encourage parental involvement in local schools and build stronger community spirit.

Toolbox for Education grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of projects that have a permanent impact on a school community. Grant funds cannot be used to pay for memorials, stipends, salaries, artists in residence, field trips, or scholarships. Only 10 percent of any award can be allocated for outside expenses such as labor, installation, consultation, and delivery.

Lowe's will only consider grants for projects that can be completed within a year of receipt of the grant. A Toolbox grant can be used as part of a large-scale project like a playground as long as the grant is used to complete a phase of the project that can be completed within twelve months of the award.

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be a public K-12 school or nonprofit parent group associated with such a school. Parent groups that are applying (PTO, PTA, etc.) must have an independent EIN and official 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Preschools are not eligible.

The application process will be closed after fifteen hundred applications have been received.

Complete application and eligibility guidelines, as well as lists of past grant recipients, are available on the Toolbox for Education Web Site.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bates Dance Festival Internships

The Bates Dance Festival's internship program offers opportunities
Deadline 02-24-2014

The Bates Dance Festival's internship program offers qualified individuals an opportunity to work side-by-side with the Festival's professional staff. Interns and apprentices will receive on-the-job training in technical production, video/media, arts administration or dance education, while gaining valuable contacts and in-depth knowledge of contemporary dance.

BDF is now accepting applications for our summer internship positions in:
technical production
arts administration
dance education
Application deadline is Feb 24.

To apply

Step 1:
1) Download and complete the application form (pdf). Print a copy for your records.
2) Write a brief cover letter articulating your expectations for the internship and save as a pdf.
3) Create a resume documenting relevant work experience and save as a pdf
4) Send these required documents as attachments in one email with the subject line "Internships" to: dancefest@bates.edu.

Step 2:
Have your two required recommenders complete the Internship Reference Form and email it by Feb 24 directly to: dancefest@bates.edu.

All materials must be emailed and be received by Monday, Feb. 24.
Notification will be sent by email no later than March 24.

Info and application available at:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Classical Movements Seeks Singers

Classical Movements is recruiting 2,000 singers from across the nation for Kennedy Center performance June 14. 
Deadline, Unknown

Classical Movements, Inc. is an international travel company with a passion for working with the world’s greatest orchestras and choirs. For the past twenty-one years, Classical Movements has specialized in custom travel arrangements for classical music groups, with vast experience in working with a variety of ensembles from Chamber Orchestras to Professional Orchestras, and Youth and Adult Choruses of up to 250 singers.  Some of our clients include the National Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Juilliard School, Young People’s Chorus of New York City, the Grammy Award-Winning Pacific Boychoir, Yale Glee Club, VocalEssence and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

Classical Movements has been selected by the Kennedy Center as the official touring company for an exciting event taking place in Washington, DC next June 14, 2014. We have been also deemed with the task of recruiting 2,000 singers from across the Nation to participate in the event. We are looking for you to recommend choirs who would represent your state in this once in a lifetime event.

Contact Classical Movements at Cameron@classicalmovements.com regarding participation.

Cameron Grimes
Phone: +1-703-683-6040

Monday, November 11, 2013

Smithsonian Fellowships

Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery invites applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States
Deadline 01-15-14

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. A variety of predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships are available. Fellowships are residential and support independent and dissertation research. The stipend for a one-year fellowship is $30,000 for predoctoral fellows or $45,000 for senior and postdoctoral fellows, plus generous research and travel allowances. The standard term of residency is twelve months, but terms as short as three months will be considered; stipends are prorated for periods of less than twelve months.

Applicants should propose a primary advisor at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Contact: Fellowship Office, American Art Museum, (202) 633-8353, AmericanArtFellowships@si.edu. For more information and a link to the online application for the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program, please visit our website at www.AmericanArt.si.edu/fellowships.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Desert Sky Transit Center

Desert Sky Transit Center RFQ, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program
Deadline 11-22-2013

Estimated budget is $250,000, inclusive of all design and construction, travel, insurance, taxes, and incidentals.

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program seeks an artist to join the design team responsible for the design of a new transit center. The selected artist will be asked to consider unique ways to provide functional integrated elements for passengers and to advise the team on other potential areas for artistic treatment.  Art opportunities include, but are not limited to:  vertical shade features, lighting, shelters and seating, walkways, and landscape enhancements.

The CTA packet and attachments can be downloaded at http://phoenix.gov/arts/businessoac/index.html. The CTA document is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format which requires Adobe Reader.

Questions that are project related should be directed to Rebecca Rothman, Public Art Project Manager, at Rebecca.rothman@phoenix.gov or (602) 495-0893.

For more information about the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, go to www.phoenix.gov/arts.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

J.M. Kaplan Fund

The J.M. Kaplan Fund's Furthermore program for nonfiction book publishing
Deadline 03-01-2014

The J.M. Kaplan Fund's Furthermore program supports nonfiction book publishing about the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues. The program seeks work that appeals to an informed general audience; demonstrates evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production; promises a reasonable shelf life; might not otherwise achieve top quality or even come into being; and "represents a contribution without which we would be the poorer."

Individual grants range from $500 to approximately $15,000 and may be used to support writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and/or printing and binding.

Deadlines of March and September.

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations. Trade publishers and public agencies may apply for grants in partnership with an eligible nonprofit sponsor.

Complete application guidelines and program information can be found at: http://www.furthermore.org/

Friday, November 8, 2013


Performing arts touring grant from New England Foundation for the Arts 
Deadline, 12-02-2013

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

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



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Contemporary Artists Center Fellowship

Contemporary Artists Center Fellowship, NY
Deadline 11-15-2013

The Contemporary Artists Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization housed in two Neo-Gothic stone church buildings situated on the Woodside National Historic Register Site in Troy, NY. CAC welcomes artists from all over the U.S. and abroad for residencies of up to three months. Just 2.5 hours north of NYC, CAC is conveniently accessible by car or public transportation.

CAC facility features 20-ft high ceilings, adaptable & semi-private studio spaces open 24 hours a day, high-speed wfi access, exhibition opportunities, weekly critiques, and free access to all CAC events.

Merit fellowships and work exchange opportunities are available. All accepted artists receive financial assistance.

To apply online, go to: http://www.cactroy.org/forms/

For more information, visit: http://www.cactroy.org/residencies.php

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Maine Art and Humanities Grant

Maine Arts and Humanities grants for organizations
Deadline 11-15-2013

Maximum grant award: $1,000 (with a required 1:1 in-kind and/or cash match)
Project may start: 8 weeks after the deadline.

The Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council collaborate to provide Arts and Humanities grants that assist organizations in Maine to investigate and present stories and cultural expressions of the state, its communities and its people. These grants support projects and public programs that include or combine both arts and humanities disciplines.

A  professional Maine community organization is eligible to apply if it is a nonprofit organization, legally established in the state of Maine, and has tax exempt status 501(c)(3) from the Internal Revenue Service. Projects might include a local folk life festival, a community performance of an historical play, a school-based historical mural project or a project combining oral history and documentary photography.


MEOA Fall Conference

Media Educators of America 2013-14 Membership & Fall Conference, MA 
Event Date 11-07-2013,  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Media Educators of America Fall Conference will take place at the DCU Center in Worcester
50 Foster Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
United States

To attend this event you must  join or renew your MEOA Membership.

You may become an MEOA Member at any point throughout the year, and are not required to attend any of our events, but will still maintain all of the membership privileges. Events will be added at applicable times throughout the year and may be registered for independently or with your Membership. Please note that you may only attend an MEOA event if you are a paid member or a 1X guest of a paid member.



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

46 Million Turkeys, Hallowell

Harlow Gallery in Hallowell Maine seeks artwork about turkeys for Thanksgiving 
Deadline 11-26-2013

Artist Cheryl Miller needs your help filling the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine with 46 million turkeys this Thanksgiving season. s. Mail your turkey drawings, doodles, fiberart, prints, paintings, caricatures, cut-outs, sketches or sculptures, plus the official entry form, and an optional donation of $1 (50 cents will support this project at the nonprofit Harlow Gallery and 50 cents will be donated to Peace Ridge Sanctuary in Penobscot, Maine at the end of the project)

Send to the following address:
46 Million Turkeys Harlow Gallery,
160 Water Street,
Hallowell, ME 04347.

 Please visit 46millionturkeys.com for complete guidelines and information about the project overall.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award

The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
Deadline 12-15-2013

Each year, The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards will solicit nominations from the general public and notable public figures, providing the opportunity to submit stories about teachers and professors who made a significant difference in their lives.

On March 22, Stephen Sondheim's birthday, a select number of these teachers will each receive The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award - $10,000 in appreciation for their contributions to the field of teaching. Awardees will also be showcased, along with the people they inspired, on The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards web site.

The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards were created in 2010 in honor of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday and were initiated and funded through the generous support of Freddie and Myrna Gershon.

For The Students (Nominators)

  • Nominators must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Nominators must have been the Nominee’s student; no nominations by peers, parents of students, etc. will be accepted.
  • Nominators must no longer be enrolled in the school where the Nominee was their teacher.

For The Teachers (Nominees):

  • Nominees must be legal residents of the United States. Nominees for posthumous awards must have been legal residents of the United States.
  • Nominees must teach or have taught in a K-12 school, or college, or university in the United States.
  • Teachers of all grade levels and subject areas are eligible.

Nominators must designate a 501(c)3 organization or fund within a K-12 school, school system, college, or university in the United States to receive the $10,000 award in the deceased teacher's name.

Full details at: http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/awards/sondheim/

Sunday, November 3, 2013

ArtPlace Letters of Inquiry

ArtPlace Invites Letters of Inquiry for Creative Placemaking Projects
Deadline 12-13-2013

ArtPlace, a nationwide initiative to drive community revitalization through the arts, is inviting Letters of Inquiry for its fourth round of funding through its Innovation Grants program.

A collaboration of thirteen major national and regional foundations, six of the nation's largest banks, and eight federal agencies, ArtPlace works to accelerate creative placemaking — defined as "a means of investing in art and culture at the heart of a portfolio of integrated strategies that can drive vibrancy and diversity so powerful that it transforms communities" — in the United States.

Grants will be awarded to projects that involve arts organizations, artists, and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to have a transformative impact on community vibrancy. Applications are encouraged from all fifty states and any U.S. territory. Certain ArtPlace funders also are committed to working in specific states or communities. Currently, these include Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Jose, and St. Paul, as well as communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin. Projects in these areas are particularly encouraged, although applications are welcome and grants may be awarded to projects from anywhere in the U.S.

Award amounts are decided on a case-by-case basis. To date, ArtPlace America has awarded 134 grants to 124 organizations in more than 79 communities across the U.S. for a total of $42.1 million.

While ArtPlace grants are intended to fund a range of costs associated with implementing a creative placemaking project, ArtPlace loans should be used to finance costs associated with a capital project such as pre-development, acquisition, construction, and real estate improvements.

Complete guidelines and Letter of Inquiry submission instructions are available at the ArtPlace Web site. http://www.artplaceamerica.org/loi/


Saturday, November 2, 2013

NEA Our Town Grants

National Endowment of the Arts Grant for organizations
Deadline: 01-13-2014 

Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000–$200,000. Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with arts and/or design organizations and artists, seek to: improve their quality of life, encourage greater creative activity, foster stronger community identity and a sense of place, and revitalize economic development.


Friday, November 1, 2013

Public Art RFQ, TN

Memphis, TN  -  Broad Avenue Water Tower Public Art: request for qualifications
Deadline: Friday, November 8, 2013

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

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 water tower 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
(901) 454-0474 x101

Museums for America Grant

Museums for America Grant Program 
Deadline: 12-02-2013

The Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America (MFA) program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. MFA grants support activities that strengthen museums as active resources for lifelong learning, as important institutions in the establishment of livable communities, and as good stewards of the nation's collections.