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Friday, February 28, 2014

TCG International Grant

Theatre Communications Group is accepting proposals for international collaboration projects
Deadline 03-03-2014

Theatre Communications Group is accepting proposals from theater organizations and individual artists in support of collaborations between artists based in the United States and their colleagues around the world.

Through its Global Connections program, TCG will award up to twelve On the Road grants of up to $5,000 each to theater organizations and individual artists in support of relationships with international colleagues and opportunities for cultural exchange, and up to six In the Lab grants of $10,000 each to further pre-existing international collaborations through support for residencies that either advance the development of a piece or explore elements leading to its full production.

To be eligible for consideration, organizations must be classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; have a history of developing or producing their own works over the last three years; and employ at least one full-time salaried staff person at the time of application. In addition, all artists within the organization must be compensated a fair amount for their work, although it isn’t necessary for the theater to use an Equity contract.

Individual artists must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States; have a minimum of five years' experience working in nonprofit theater; and have mounted professional productions within the last year.

See the TCG Web site for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
http://www.tcg.org/grants/global_connections/globalcon_index.cfm

Colorado Public Art, Call

Northfield Uplands Park Public Art Project request for qualifications, Co
Deadline 03-09-2014

Budget, approximately $340,000 USD

With the passage of the 2007 Better Denver Bond Program, the City and County of Denver is implementing more than 175 projects to improve, preserve, renovate and build new roads, libraries, parks, hospitals, public safety facilities, cultural facilities and more.  One of the most significant Better Denver Bond projects for the Stapleton area is the Central Park Boulevard (CPB)/I-70 Interchange that is providing a strong connection between the residential and mixed-use development in south Stapleton and the continued development of Northfield and rest of Stapleton north of I-70. This is the funding source for the Northfield Uplands Park project.

Denver Arts & Venues (A&V) seeks to commission an artist or an artist team to create a site-specific artwork for the Northfield Uplands Park Project in Stapleton.  The project is open to all artists in the U.S. working in all media and materials.

Applications must be submitted on www.callforentry.org
Apply at: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1798

Thursday, February 27, 2014

MIFF ON EDGE

Call for artists for MIFFONEDGE Vol. 2
Deadline 04-30-2014

MIFFONEDGE Vol. 2 will be held as part of the 17th Annual Maine International Film Festival, July 11-20, 2014 in Waterville, Maine.

Launched in 2013, MIFFONEDGE is a special section of the Maine International Film Festival that highlights work that pushes the boundaries of commonly accepted notions of film. By exploring the intersections between art and cinema, the works featured in MIFFONEDGE challenge us to rethink our experience of the moving image.

Call for Artists
The Maine Film Center is seeking proposals from artists interested in participating in MIFFONEDGE Vol. 2. We will be working with Common Street Arts, downtown Waterville's collaborative art exhibition and education space to host an exhibit of alternative/non-narrative/experimental film and video work as well as multi-media work inspired by film. We also have a number of community partners, including downtown property owners and the City of Waterville itself, willing to work with us to present and install works outdoors and in other nontraditional spaces, such as vacant storefronts, upper floor windows, etc. The sky is the limit.

Artists are invited to submit proposals for inclusion in MIFFONEDGE Vol. 2 by April 30, 2014 to info@miff.org with subject line: MIFFONEDGE. Proposals should include:
  1. Artist bio;
  2. A brief narrative description (1 or 2 paragraphs) of the work you would like to present, including an explanation of how your work explores the intersection of art and cinema;
  3. Technical specs of your piece(s) - format, length, etc. for video/film works and/or performance pieces; size, space requirements, installation needs, etc. for multi-media work;
  4. Equipment needed to present your piece. (MIFF has a limited amount of equipment, including projectors, BluRay/DVD players, and screens to support the exhibit; please indicate whether you would be providing any of your own equipment or would require use of MIFF’s equipment.)
  5. 2 or 3 images (JPGs or TIFs, total of 3MB or less) OR 2 or 3 links to online videos or images representative of your work; and
  6. Contact information, including email address and phone number.
  7. Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces for inclusion in MIFFONEDGE Vol. 2.
Selection decisions will be made by May 15, 2014. Installation will take place July 7-10 with the exhibit opening on the evening of July 11.

Please submit any questions via email to info@miff.org.

http://www.miff.org/call-for-artists-for-miffonedge-vol-2/

NEFA Info Session

Information session about the New England Foundation for the Arts
March 4, 2014, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Learn about NEFA's grants and programs for New England-based performing artists and presenting organizations, including CreativeGround, New England's directory for cultural nonprofits, creative businesses, and professional artists.

March 4, 2014, 3:00PM-5:00pm
Flywheel | 43 Main Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
Cost: Free admission

Event details and registration at: http://www.nefa.org/events/nefa_info_session_1

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Americans for the Arts Awards

Americans for the Arts is seeking nominations for their 2014 Leadership Awards
Deadline 03-14-2014

Nominate yourself or a colleague for one of seven arts leadership awards presented by Americans for the Arts. Presented each year in conjunction with Annual Convention, these awards recognize the achievements of individuals, organizations, or programs committed to enriching their communities through the arts.

Categories include the Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award, the Arts Education Award, the Emerging Leaders Award, the Michael Newton Award, the Selina Roberts Ottum Award, and the Public Art Network Award.

You must be an Americans for the Arts member to submit a nomination, nominees, however, are not required to be members of Americans for the Arts. Each award has its own evaluation criteria. Be sure to visit the rules and regulations pages before submitting your nomination.

For more information visit http://bit.ly/MVGQZT
To submit a nomination. Email membership@artsusa.org
or call (202)371-2830 for your member ID

http://www.americansforthearts.org/

Texas Tech, Public Art

Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s)to be placed outside the Biology Building. 
Deadline 03-31-2014

Artwork will be as a part of the Biological Sciences Buildings Life Safety upgrades. Retrofitting of the building will be completed by April 2014. Submitting artists should consider views from the upper floors of the building, which is how occupants of the building’s offices and classrooms will also experience it, in addition to what they see at ground level. Water features are highly discouraged, but the selected artist may have an opportunity to collaborate with landscape architects for the project. Among relevant concepts to consider are evolution, life science, the “study of life,” physiology, interactivity and educational components. Artists should keep in mind that this is a diverse department that intentionally emphasizes breadth. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided.

Location: Lubbock, Texas
Budget: $77,000 (all inclusive)
Deadline: Monday, March 31, 2014, 3 p.m. (CDT)
RFQ Link:  http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=110047

Emily Wilkinson, M.A., M.Ed.
Public Art Manager
Texas Tech Plaza | 1901 University, 2nd Floor | 79410
Box 42014 | Lubbock, TX  79409-2014
T 806.742.2116 | F 806.742.1169

http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=110047

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brown Fund, Boston

City of Boston, Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund for public art
Deadline 03-15-2014

The Browne Fund was created under a will from attorney Edward Ingersoll Browne in
1892. The testament of Mr. Browne indicated that a third of his estate would be used for
the “adornment and benefit of (Boston) by the erection of statues, monuments, fountains
for men and beasts and for the ornament of its streets, ways, squares and parks in such
manner as will promote the pleasure, comfort, education, patriotism and good taste of its
citizens.”

Any proposal to the Browne Fund which includes a public art component must first be reviewed by the
City’s Art Commission which has legal responsibility to approve or disapprove of any work of art
proposed for acquisition by the City of Boston.

Complete information at:
at http://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/Browne%20Fund%20Application_updated_tcm3-3423.pdf 

http://www.cityofboston.gov/

Monday, February 24, 2014

MMW Seasons Contest

Maine Media Workshops is looking for entries for their Seasons contest
Deadline 04-15-2014

This contest is an opportunity for photographers, filmmakers, and writers to share their interpretations and stories of the seasons. Time is marked through change and evolution.  A period of time can be characterized by activities or circumstances, evoke a feeling or mood, or transform the landscape in distinctive ways.  Every season has its unique beauty and power.  Every season has a story -- share yours with us.

Contest Opens:  Saturday, February 1, 2014
Early Submissions Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, March 1, 2014
Contest Closes: Midnight, Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Eligibility: Anyone, any age, except not eligible to enter are staff, current full-time/part-time year-round employees and Board of Directors of MMW&C.

Complete information at:
http://www.mainemedia.edu/contest

NEFA NEST Grant

Performing arts touring grant from New England Foundation for the Arts 
Deadline 03-03-2014

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.

http://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/grants/nest_new_england_states_touring_grant

http://www.nefa.org/

Sunday, February 23, 2014

George B. Henderson Foundation

Grants made by the George B. Henderson Foundation to the enhancement of the physical appearance of the City of Boston 
Deadline: Open

Use of funds includes projects concerning parks, city streets, buildings, monuments, and architectural and sculptural works.

Each project shall be visible by the public, preferably from a public way.  If funds are expended for work on building interiors, the building shall be open to the public a reasonable number of days in each year.

The term “physical appearance of the City of Boston” is assumed to include all neighborhoods in all parts of the City and address their identity, sense of place, and quality of life.

Highest priority is given to requests for grants that would make the most significant and lasting enhancement of the physical appearance of the City of Boston for the funds requested.

Future maintenance is an important consideration in decisions, including durability of design and materials, who will be responsible for regular and special maintenance, and how maintenance will be funded.

Grants are not made for general fund drives, for endowments or for operating or staffing costs, for planning or design studies, or for the construction of playgrounds or tot lots.

Eligible Applicants, unless a municipal agency, must be an exempt organization under IRS Sec. 501 (c) (3) and must submit a copy of a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service.  Projects must be within the City of Boston.

Proposals must include

    Proposal Narrative and Budget (not more than five pages)
    Proposal Exhibits
    Proposal Attachments

Applicants must provide 9 copies of the proposal narrative and budget and all exhibits and one copy of all attachments. Please do not bind proposals or include videos.

Complete information at http://thehendersonfoundation.com/index.html 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Creative Capital Moving Image Grants

Creative Capital is now accepting letters of inquiry for Moving Image Grants. 
Deadline 02-28-2014

Creative Capital is currently accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards in Moving Image (formerly Film/Video) and Visual Arts. Creative Capital helps artists realize specific projects while building their capacity to sustain their careers for the long-term.

To be eligible to apply for Creative Capital, an artist must be:

  • U.S. citizenA U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • 25 years oldAt least 25 years old
  • A working artist with at least five years professional experience
  • not a full-time studentNot a full-time student
Application instructions at: http://creative-capital.org/apply 

Americans for the Arts Conference

2014 Americans for the Arts Conference registration is open, TN
Deadline (early-bird) 04-04-2014

The 2014 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention will bring together more than 1,000 arts and community leaders from across the country to discuss the transformative power of the arts. Join us this June 13–15, in Nashville, TN, to exchange ideas that are innovative, inspirational, and always thought-provoking.

Nashville is place for inspiration - and we guarantee you’ll be inspired! This year’s Convention includes three preconferences (on Public Art & Placemaking, Arts Education & Advocacy, and Arts Leadership), three hand-picked keynotes, more than 30 specialized breakouts, and a fantastic reception at the expanded Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum!

Register now for the best professional development opportunity of the year! Sign up before the early-bird deadline, April 4, to save up to $175.

Complete information at:

Friday, February 21, 2014

Maine Grant Workshops

The Maine Arts Commission is offering grant workshops across the state in their 'Grants Iditarod'
Event Dates - see below

Following a year of listening to members of the public and those most intimately involved with the arts field in Maine, the Maine Arts Commission has transformed a slate of complicated, niche-driven grant programs into a simplified but broad based set of offerings. This includes Partnership Grants for organizations, Projects Grants for organizations and artists, and Arts Learning grants for organizations and schools. Additions to the Maine Arts popular Individual Artist Fellowships and updates on some of the agency’s smaller grant programs will be discussed as well.

Visit us in one or more of the following locations:

Monday, February 24
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Hallow Gallery of the Kennebec Valley Arts Alliance
Hallowell, Maine
207/622-3813
Directions: http://harlowgallery.org/visit/

Tuesday, February 25
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Grand Auditorium
165 Main Street
Ellsworth, Maine
Directions: 207/667-5911

Thursday, February 27
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Noon – 1:00 p.m. informal Q&A session
SPACE Gallery
538 Congress Street
Portland, Maine
207/828-5600
Directions: http://www.space538.org/contact-us

Friday, February 28
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall
University of Presque Isle
Presque Isle, Maine
Directions: 207/768-9442

For more information on any of these sites contact the Maine Arts Commission 207/287-2750 or kathy.shaw@maine.gov.

http://mainearts.maine.gov

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Crusade Engagement Grant

Crusade Engagement Grant offers $10,000 for photography innovation
Deadline 04-01-2014

Crusade for Art just announced that it will award a $10,000 grant to an individual photographer, or group of photographers, with the most innovative idea for increasing the artist's audience and collector base. The unrestricted grant is created both to generate and highlight these innovations, and to underwrite the execution of the best idea.

Prodigious effort is going into programs and initiatives that create supply – opportunities to educate artists and help them create and exhibit work – which is resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of fine art photographers and huge volumes of their art. Little support focuses on creating a demand for this art.

Crusade for Art’s goal in offering a grant of this size is to motivate a large volume of photographers to think about their work, their target audience, and how to best engage them.

In the initial application, photographers/project organizers must submit a description (500 words or less) of their project idea and a $20 application fee.

 Five to ten finalists will be invited to submit a full application. The full application will require applicants to include a detailed project description, timeline, budget, projected audience reach, and expected impact of the program. There is no additional application fee for finalist applications.

For more information, visit www.crusadeforart.org/crusade-engagement-grant
or call (404) 790-9078.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Haystack Scholarships

Haystack’s School of Craft awards up to 100 scholarships annually
Deadline 03-01-2014

Application Procedure Haystack’s scholarship program awards up to 100 scholarships annually, which are available through competitive application to those who are 18 years of age or older. Applicants may seek scholarship support in more than one category. Because competition for Haystack scholarships is intense, applicants are encouraged to be selective in their choice of workshops, indicating only first and second choices. Please keep in mind that answers to the questions on the application form are an important part of the review process. Focused applications tend to be more favorably received.

Scholarship applicants (including Technical Assistants, Work Study and Minority Work Study) will submit applications online through SlideRoom. To begin, visit SlideRoom (haystack.slideroom.com). Additionally, before starting the application process, we encourage applicants to scroll through our extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions. All scholarship applicants apply through the online application process. To apply, click on the Apply icon. Technical Assistant, Work Study, and Minority Work Study applicants are not required to mail in hard copies of the application forms. Applicants who do not receive scholarships and wish to be considered for regular enrollment can indicate this on the application.

Please feel free to contact Haystack at (207) 348- 2306 or
 haystack@haystack-mtn.org.

Complete information at:
http://www.haystack-mtn.org/scholarships.php?utm_source=2014+Scholarship+and+Residency+Deadline+Approaching&utm_campaign=March+Deadline+Reminder&utm_medium=email

New Media Assistant Professor, UMO

University of Maine seeks an Assistant Professor of New Media
Deadline open until filled/ 08-2014

The University of Maine seeks a tenure-track, academic-year Assistant Professor for the New Media Department and Intermedia Program, effective August 2014. We seek a candidate with an established career in one or more areas related to installation, interactive or participatory media, interactive technologies, or digital design and prototyping as well as work in, or knowledge of, Intermedia. The responsibilities of the position will be to teach between the New Media undergraduate program and the Intermedia MFA program, serve on or chair graduate MFA thesis committees and oversee undergraduate research projects, conduct an active and ongoing program of research and creative work, serve on program committees for both units and actively provide service to the New Media department. We are a faculty that supports work-life balance.

Candidates are expected to have a track record as change agents, the ability to inspire students in their creative endeavors, a strong record of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level, and the flexibility to adapt to changing times and an evolving curriculum emphasizing creativity, critical thinking and applied innovative practices. The position involves a willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in multiple departments and engage in research and teaching that crosses specializations/disciplines, creating new hybrid practices. The candidate’s background will prepare her or him for taking advantage of the audiovisual and fabrication facilities in the University of Maine’s new Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center (http://IMRCcenter.com), with emphasis on real world engagement and contributions to the local economy.

While technical and design fluency in one or more areas central to digital culture, including software development is needed, candidates should also understand the aesthetic, economic, political, and ethical implications of maker culture. A Ph.D. or MFA in a creative field is required, with the exception of candidates with extraordinary, internationally recognized experience in a creative capacity.

To apply, applicants will email to application@umit.maine.edu a single PDF attachment consisting of:

• Letter of application.

• CV including a URL to a personal portfolio or Web site.

• Statement of teaching philosophy.

• Up to 3 sample syllabi.

• Names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references.

Written references should be provided upon request of the search committee. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks are required. Applicants who advance beyond the initial stage of the search may submit large files on a USB drive, but for the initial review the portfolio and related materials must be viewable online. Please direct questions to application@umit.maine.edu or mscott@umit.maine.edu

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Arts at the Core Conference

Arts at the Core - Creating Connections between the Arts and Common Core State Standards, NH
Event 03-14-2014

Discover the connections between Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics and the Arts.

Topics include:
- conceptual alignment between the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the new, re-imagined National Core Arts Standards (NCAS) currently under construction;
- links between mathematical practices and creative practices found in the NCAS; -
- identification of portals for cross-curricular connections; and
- additional tools and resources for sharing.

This session will be of interest to curriculum directors, administrators, music and visual arts teachers, English and theatre teachers, and anyone interested in the topic.

WHEN
Friday, March 14th 2014 at 8:30-10:30am

WHERE
SERESC, 29 Commerce Drive, Bedford, NH, 03110
Registration opens at 8:00
Lunch at SERESC.

Cost for the event: $155
Early registration: $125, if registration and payment are received by 03/01/14.

Materials, content, and certificate of attendance with

5 professional development contact hours.

More information at:
https://www.smore.com/yk70

Monday, February 17, 2014

Creative Economy Network meeting

New England Foundation for the Arts, Creative Economy Network meeting
Event on 02-26-2014

Leaders from multiple sectors (arts, urban planning, local government, philanthropy, business development, education, media, tourism) are encouraged to attend. Join your peers in the New England Creative Economy Network to discuss New England creative economy models, priorities and strategies.

When: Thursday, February 26, 1:30-4:30pm
Where: Associated Grant Makers conference room
 133 Federal Street, Suite 802 Boston, MA 02110

AGENDA
Purpose & goals of NECE Network
Meet your peers
Resources recap
Focused discussion (Advocacy OR Branding OR Knowledge Sharing - TBD according to votes)

For more information contact Elizabeth Quaglieri, Creative Economy Coordinator
equaglieri@nefa.org
617-951-0010 x535

http://www.nefa.org/

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Joan Mitchell Foundation

Assistance for contemporary painters and sculptors 
Deadline- Open 

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

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

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

http://joanmitchellfoundation.org

Saturday, February 15, 2014

U.S. Department of State Support


The U.S. Department of State offers exchange programs that cover a wide range of interests, including arts and culture, technology and youth focused programs.

Arts programs include:
American Arts Incubator
This program uses new media and/or mural arts as a means for engaging youth, artists, and underserved community members in overseas communities in Asia.

American Film Showcase
This program brings award-winning American documentaries, feature films, and animated shorts to audiences around the world.

American Music Abroad
These musical ambassadors reach beyond concert halls to interact with other musicians and citizens around the globe.

Arts Envoy
The Arts Envoy Program shares the best of the U.S. arts community with the world to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration and to demonstrate shared values and aspirations.

Cairo International Art Exhibition
The program ensures that the excellence, vitality, and diversity of American arts are effectively showcased abroad and provides an opportunity to engage foreign audiences to increase mutual understanding.

Community Engagement through the Arts
This program uses mural arts as a means for engaging youth, artists, and underserved community members in overseas communities in South and Central America and Africa.

DanceMotion USA
DanceMotion USA sends American dance companies overseas to connect with audiences and communities through dance workshops, lecture demonstrations, public performances and other arts education activities.

Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship
A component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship is a special opportunity for up to four U.S. students to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Preference is given to creative projects that are conveyed in a dynamic fashion and are accompanied by a feasible plan.

Fulbright Travel-Only Grants
Grants for international travel are available to Germany, Hungary and Italy to supplement other fellowships that do not include travel costs or to supplement a student's own funds for study/research.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar
The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends approximately 800 American scholars and professionals per year to approximately 130 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research or be an English teaching assistant abroad for one academic year.

Venice Architectural Biennale
This program ensures that the excellence, vitality, and diversity of American arts are effectively showcased abroad and provides an opportunity to engage foreign audiences to increase mutual understanding.

Museums Connect
This program is designed to strengthen connections between people in the United States and abroad through museum-based exchanges.

Venice Art Biennale
This program ensures that the excellence, vitality, and diversity of American arts are effectively showcased abroad and provides an opportunity to engage foreign audiences to increase mutual understanding.

Explore all of this at:
http://exchanges.state.gov/us/special-focus-areas

http://exchanges.state.gov/us/

Friday, February 14, 2014

Colby Fellowship in Museum Practice

Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice at Colby College 
Open until Filled

The Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice at the Colby College Museum of Art will support a one-year appointment to the Museum, with the possibility of a renewable second year. The Fellow reports to the Associate Director and interfaces with all departments including education, collections, exhibitions, and administration areas.

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Coordinate logistics associated with the Art Department annual field trip related to professional opportunities in the museum field (conservation, public relations, curatorial, education, administration, collections)
  • Provide general assistance to the collection management area, assisting with all aspects of registration for museum objects, condition reporting, incoming and outgoing receipts
  • Manage the museum’s rights and reproduction program
  • Coordinate and implement centralized photography archive for museum images
  • Serve as a liaison between the collections and curatorial staff, oversee the deaccession initiatives as established by the museum team
  • Field museum collection inquiries as required
  • Work with the collections area, conduct collection research
  • Process and update newly accessioned works in concert with museum Registrar
  • Update new curatorial information to the museum object records
  • Work with collections intern on special projects as assigned
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Student Advisory Board
  • Contribute to social media program
  • Manage logistics associated with Colby Senior Show
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A graduate of Colby College, a Bachelor’s degree in Art/Art History is preferred
  • Highly organized, flexible and comfortable with diverse audiences
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong ability to effectively collaborate with a small professional staff, students, and faculty

This position reports to the Associate Director of the Museum and has ongoing interactions with all members of the museum staff. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Walking, standing, bending, and twisting are required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. General office and campus environment with duties that require the employee interact with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and museum guests.

Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellowship in Museum Practice - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

Interested candidates can get more information at: http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/administrative.cfm 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Saint Botolph Club Awards

Saint Botolph Club Foundation seeks recommendations for the 2014 Emerging Artists Awards
Deadline 03-15-2014

Grants to artists in New England in three disciplines: literature, music, and the visual arts.

Emerging Artists Awards. Each year the SBCF gives out $3,000 grants to Emerging Artists who live and work in New England.  Grants may be used for a variety of purposes. (Previously funded proposals have included requests to support travel; research; participation in performance institutes; purchases of instruments, tools or supplies; time off to finish a project or a commission, etc.)

Candidates should be emerging artists who have completed their undergraduate education but have yet to achieve recognized public success; there is no age limit.  They must live and work in New England.

You are invited to recommend one or two candidates, with a separate recommendation letter for each (the letter does not need to be lengthy), employing the following criteria:
1) the candidate should show significant promise and
2) the award will make a substantial difference in the artist’s professional life.

Recommendation letters should also provide the Committee with your own credentials (e.g. teacher, mentor, curator) for judging the candidate’s qualifications. (Note: You may elect to make your nomination anonymous to the candidate; if so, please inform us.)

Use this link to submit your recommendation.
http://fs21.formsite.com/sbcf/form1/index.html?1358385503346

Upon receipt we will contact your candidate via email with the necessary information they will need to apply.

The deadline for receipt of your recommendation is March 15, 2014
The candidate’s application is due on April 17th
Awards will be announced by the end of May
Recipients will receive their awards in June 2014.

http://stbotolphclub.org/foundation/

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

NE Summit on Arts Education

New England Summit on Arts Education
Event date July 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2014

The New England Summit on Arts Education will take place July 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2014 at
University of Southern Maine, Portland. $300 for 3 days, day 4 is optional for those interested in being a teacher leader. Cost includes access to arts education learning, continental breakfast, lunch & snacks
Contact hours, CEUs, or Graduate credit available.

The New England Summit on Arts Education will provide an outstanding opportunity for educators to dig deep into teaching, learning, and assessment in arts education. Please join educators from Maine and beyond for this fabulous 3-day professional development opportunity.

The Maine Arts Assessment Initiative (MAAI) was established in 2011 and has been responding to the needs of arts education ever since. The overall focus of the MAAI has been to create an environment in Maine where assessment in arts education is an integral part of the work all arts educators do to improve teaching and learning, and student achievement in the arts.

During the next phase of the MAAI the goals will expand in response to teacher feedback and is offering a 3 or 4-day summit. The summit is designed to meet the needs of teachers and the workshops will be on such important topics as proficiency, standards-based, student-centered, leadership, advocacy, creativity, 21st century skills and much more.

Participants will be able to choose one of three strands based on experience.

Strand # 1 – Developing Teacher Leader                                                                            
This strand is designed primarily for teachers (teaching artists or arts educators) who have not already been involved in the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative and would like more of a foundation in arts assessment, and connections with teaching and learning. This strand is also for teachers in Maine who would like to become a Teacher Leader for the MAAI. The 4th day is required to become a Teacher Leader.

Strand #2 – Arts Assessment Team                                                                                             This strand is designed for a team to arrive with ideas that will be developed into an arts education plan to be implemented when returning to school/district. The work accomplished during the summit could be similar to Strand #1 or #3 but will be customized to the team’s needs, individualizing your team plan. Consider possibilities when forming your team. K-12 district VPA teachers, classroom teacher, an administrator, a teaching artist, community cultural organization or institute member, parent, and/or school board member.

Strand # 3 – Arts Assessment in Practice Strand
This strand is designed for the individual who is ready to dig deeper into arts assessment, and connections with teaching and learning. Benchmarking, proficiency, fine tuning that perfect lesson or unit, networking with others who are in a similar place.

Complete information at:
https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/NESummit

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Harlow Human Figure Exhibition

The Harlow Gallery in Hallowell announces an open call for Maine artists who work from the human figure.
Deadline 03-01-2014

The Harlow Gallery in Hallowell announces an open call for Maine artists who work from the human figure for an exhibition in April 2014 entitled "A Body of Work."

The call is for art depicting the human body or inspired by the body. No portraits, head studies or erotic art. Submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee comprised of Joe Klofas (who has organized life drawing sessions at the Harlow Gallery since the 1990s), artist Tanya Fletcher and Harlow Gallery staff. "A Body of Work" will be on view at the Harlow Gallery April 4-26, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, April 4, 5-8 p.m.

The deadline for email submissions is 11 p.m. on March 1, 2014.

Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to the state. Artists submitting from out of state are responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from the Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time. There is an entry fee of $10 for members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association or $20 for non-members; this allows each artist to submit up to four works of art (please note the fee is per artist not per work of art).  Non-members may join the KVAA when submitting and pay the members rate.

For complete entry instructions, visit http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-artists-working-from-the-human-figure-april-2014-exhibition/.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Arts Learning Grant

Arts Learning Grant to support visual and/or performing arts education for PK-12 students and/or  PK-12 educators.
Deadline 04-15-2014

A new grant from the Maine Arts Commission. Maximum grant award: $5,000 with a required 1:2 match ($2,500 from recipient). PK-12 schools, community organizations, cultural institutions, and/or teaching artists are eligible to apply for the Arts Learning grants. Project must take place between: July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Funding will be made available after July 1, 2014. The proposal should include evidence of the use of best educational standards-based practices reflecting 21 century teaching and learning.

Funds are to be used for visiting artist programs, artists-in-residence, and community arts education with a connection to in-school arts education, curriculum planning in the arts or professional development for staff or teaching artists’ advancement in arts education for teachers of all content.

Grant proposals are reviewed on a competitive basis using the following criteria:

1.       Demonstration of high quality arts education teaching and learning opportunity.
2.       Clear description of the project and its impact.
3.       Evidence of significant collaborative planning among all partners and capacity to carry it out.
4.       Description of evaluation methodology with clear objectives and outcomes.
5.       Assurance that the project will include certified and highly qualified arts educators, trained teaching artists and will provide professional development opportunities where appropriate.

Applicants are encouraged to speak with Argy Nestor, director of arts education, 207/287-2713, argy.nestor@maine.gov, about the proposal before submitting an application. Applicants may send in a draft of their proposal for a brief review to the email above no later than two weeks before the application deadline.

Complete information at:
http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Grants/artslearning#

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Arts Education Workshops

Mega-Regional Workshops hosted by the Maine arts Commission 
Event date, March 7 and April 11, 2014

The Mega-regional workshops will take place in four locations to provide all-day free professional development opportunities in arts education. The workshop facilitators are the MAAI teacher leaders from all three phases. All participants must pre-register. The cost is $20 per person and five and a half contact hours are available for full-day participation. Mega-regional workshops will take place between 8:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

March 7, 2014 University of Southern Maine, Portland
http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/http-mainearts-maine-gov-Pages-Education-MAAI-Mega-Regionals-USM#USM

April 11, 2014 University of Maine, Orono
http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/MAAI-Mega-Regionals-Orono#orono

Schedule
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 - 3:00pm Afternoon workshops: Session III Large group

Full information at:
http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Community/workshops

Saturday, February 8, 2014

National Book Foundation

National Book Foundation seeks nominations for Innovations in Reading Prize
Deadline 02-19-2014

Each year, the National Book Foundation recognizes individuals and institutions that have developed innovative means of creating and sustaining a lifelong love of reading. In addition to promoting the best of American literature through the National Book Awards, the foundation seeks to expand the audience for literature in America.

The Innovations in Reading Prizes rewards individuals and institutions that use particularly innovative methods to generate excitement about and a passionate engagement with books and literature.

The foundation is seeking applications from individuals and institutions that demonstrate a commitment to literature and the promotion of reading for its own sake. Key criteria include creativity, risk-taking, and a visionary quality, as well as a novel way of presenting books and literature. Priority will be given to applicants who have developed interdisciplinary approaches and incorporate innovative thinking with respect to design, technology, social change, social entrepreneurship, or other fields into their approach. Candidates can enter themselves for consideration or be nominated by others.

Winners will receive $2,500 each and be featured prominently on the foundation's Web site and other digital platforms.

Any U.S. citizen or U.S.-based organization, including for-profit companies and military bases, are eligible to apply for the prize.

For complete program guidelines, nomination instructions, and information about winners from previous years, see the National Book Foundation Web site.

Complete information at: http://www.nationalbook.org/innovations_in_reading.html#.UuZs19Io5QJ

http://www.nationalbook.org/

Friday, February 7, 2014

Monhegan Artists’ Residency

Monhegan Artists’ Residency open to Maine artists and art teachers. 
Deadline 03-15-2014

Applications are being accepted for the Monhegan Artists’ Residency for emerging Maine artists. In addition to two five-week residencies on Monhegan Island for Maine-based visual artists, the program offers a two-week residency for a Maine art teacher.

The application deadline for all three residencies is March 15, 2014. This year the applications for the residency program are being accepted on-line only. For guidelines, a history of the program, and a list of past residents, visit monheganartistsresidency.org.

Applicants will be notified by April 1 of the jury’s decision.

The residency program provides living quarters, studio space, and a $100 per week stipend. The 2014 residencies for emerging artists run May 3-July 4 and September 6-October 10. Only Maine residents are eligible to apply. The Maine art teacher residency runs July 5-18 to accommodate the school year schedule.
Now in its 25th year, the residency program is aimed at visual artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, or the digital arts. An important goal of the program is to enhance the careers of serious artists who have yet to gain wide recognition. Quality of work is the primary criterion for selection. A jury of art professionals, to be announced on the website, will select the 2014 artists.

For more information, visit monheganartistsresidency.org

Hamiltonian Fellowship

Hamiltonian Fellowship Program for emerging visual artists 
Deadline 03-01-2014

The Hamiltonian Fellowship Program serves as a steppingstone for emerging visual artists who have finished their academic training and are looking to transition into a professional art career. The fellowship program seeks to create a stimulating environment for continued artistic and professional growth. Through professional exhibition opportunities and hands-on, skill-building trainings, all Hamiltonian Fellows gain valuable insight into the contemporary art market, while learning how to manage and promote their career. Through gallery exhibitions and art fairs, they enjoy heightened visibility and actively grow their professional networks over the course of the two-year program.

Pofessional exhibition and development opportunities to all artists for the entire duration of their fellowship. In return, fellows are expected to participate in a core set of activities and are asked to take full advantage of the various resources provided to via the fellowship and Hamiltonian Gallery.

For the duration of their tenure, all fellows will receive gallery representation from Hamiltonian Gallery. Should a fellow decide to move on to other artistic opportunities or receives representation with another commercial gallery during his or her term, Hamiltonian Artists reserves the right to offer the fellowship position to an alternate candidate.

www.hamiltonianartists.org/program/

Thursday, February 6, 2014

KVAA Annual Jurried Show

Kennebec Valley Art Association invites artist submissions to Art2014 at the Harlow Gallery
Deadline 04-01-2014

The Kennebec Valley Art Association invites artist submissions to Art2014, the 19th annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Art2019 is open to all Maine artists and also to artists with a strong connection to Maine. This year’s juror is Andres A. Verzosa, owner of Aucocisco Galleries in Portland.

Over $1,500 in cash prizes and gift certificates from area business sponsors will be awarded at an awards ceremony at the exhibition's opening on Friday, May 9 at 6 p.m. Art2014 the exhibition will be on view May 9 to 31.

Original fine art in any media may be submitted, including hand pulled prints, photography and sculpture and fine crafts including ceramics, glass and fiber art. Jewelry and clothing are not eligible. Each artist may submit up to three works of art.

Entry fees ($25 for members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association, or $30 for non members) are not refundable. The Harlow Gallery is owned and operated by the Kennebec Valley Art Association, membership-based 501(c)3 non-profit; jurying fees help offset the cost of organizing and presenting the juried show and are not refundable. Juror's decisions are final.

The deadline for electronic submissions is 11 p.m. on April 1, 2014. The first review will be based on the digital submissions. Artists whose work the juror wishes to review in person will be asked to deliver that work to the Harlow Gallery April 26, 27 or 28.

For a complete entry rules and instructions, please visit the "artist’s opportunities" page on the Harlow Gallery website: www.harlowgallery.org

Gardiner Art in the Park

The City of Gardiner is seeking public artwork for the Art in the Park program 
Deadline 02-28-2014

The City of Gardiner Art in the Park program was established to highlight Maine artists and to bring temporary sculpture to the park(s) in the Gardiner downtown. The program brings artist’s sculptures to the Johnson Hall Park for a temporary annual exhibition between April and October.

Artists selected will receive $1,500. They will be responsible for:

  • Providing a piece of artwork 
  • Transportation of the work to Johnson Park
  • Installation
  • De-installation 
  • Transportation of the work from Johnson Park
  • Giving an artist talk at a community reception 

For more information or to apply, contact Patrick Wright, Executive Director, Gardiner Main
Street – 582-3100. director@gardinermainstreet.org

http://www.gardinermainstreet.org/

Kennebec Valley Arts Groups

Kennebec Valley Tourism Council (KVTC)  Regional Marketing Sub-Grant
Deadline 02-28-2014

The Kennebec Valley Tourism Council (KVTC) has established a program to support local tourism promotional initiatives that will enhance the potential of making Maine's Kennebec Valley region a destination. KVTC is now accepting applications for their Regional Marketing sub grants.  New this year, non-members can apply by paying for a two-year membership.

Eligible organizations include Chambers of Commerce; non-profit tourism facilities; boards of trade; and other non-profits that engage in the business of tourism or tourism attraction. Organizations that apply must be a member of the Kennebec Valley Tourism Council for more than one year and in good standing.    

Non-members may apply by paying for a two-year membership which must accompany this application. Applications without membership payment will not be considered.  

Eligible Projects:
1. Paid Advertising: Print, Broadcast, Online
2. Public & Media Relations: Familiarization Tours, Media Events
3. Website Development: Design, Upgrades, Mobilization
4. Social Media
5. Asset Development: Photography, Video
6. Fulfillment: Brochures, Guides, Maps & Distribution
For a complete listing of our guidelines and to download an application, visit our website!  

Upcoming
Regional grant applications due February 28.
Public Meeting in Waterville: February 28, 2014 for 2014-15 Kennebec Valley Tourism Plan.
Be on the look out for Matt as he may be contacting you for ad in our Explorer 2014 or contact him directly at matt@kennebecvalley.org.

http://www.kennebecvalley.org/

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bangor Savings Vote

Cast your vote in Bangor Savings Community Matters More project
Deadline 02-28-2014

Over the past few years Bangor Savings Bank has been offering a unique grant-making initiative --to show support for favorite Maine non-profits during the month of February-- by asking the Maine community to assist in distributing $100,000 to charitable organizations in the state. You can also write-in organizations of your choice.

A total of 68 grants will be awarded to the organizations listed on the ballot and to the top 20 write-in vote recipients. The top vote-getting organizations in each region (including write-ins) will receive $5,000 each. The remaining 60 organizations will receive $1,000 each.

Voting begins February 1, 2014 and ends February 28, 2014. All paper ballots must be received by mail or in person at any Bangor Savings Bank branch by end of business on February 28, 2014. Grant winners will be announced in early April.

How to Vote
Must be a Maine resident
One (1) ballot or online entry per person
Vote for up to three (3) Maine nonprofit organizations from any of the regions listed on the ballot, or select "other" and enter an eligible nonprofit organization(s)

Vote online at www.bangor.com/cmm

https://www.bangor.com/Community-Support/Community-Matters-More/Voting.aspx

MDIBL Call to Artists

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory call for artists with science in their art
Deadline 03-15-2014

Artists whose work reflects the intersection of science, art and the research interests of scientists at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) are invited to apply to participate in the third annual "Art Meets Science" exhibit at MDIBL.

Applications are due by March 15, 2014 for exhibit from July 1 -September 30. Artists with work in any medium are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to obtain application forms, please visit www.mdibl.org/art_and_science

or contact Bonnie Gilfillan at bonnie.gilfillan@mdibl.org or 207/288-9880, x106.

Phone: 207/288-3147
events@mdibl.org
www.mdibl.org

CMA Presenter Consortium for Jazz

Presenter Consortium for Jazz from Chamber Music America
02-07-2014

New this year, Presenter Consortium for Jazz was created in direct response to presenters’ recommendations gathered during CMA’s National Conversations (2011-12).  It replaces Presenting Jazz, which awarded grants from 2009 to 2013.

Presenter Consortium for Jazz provides support to consortiums of three U. S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (consisting of 2-10 musicians each) to perform at each presenter’s venue.  Incentives are offered to encourage presentations of CMA’s New Jazz Works commissions.

Please Note: Each presenter in the consortium must complete a Presenter Application.  The Lead Presenter must also complete the Consortium Summary.

More information at:
http://www.chamber-music.org/programs/jazz/grants#l35373

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Stable Gallery Seeks Artists

A call to Artists from Stable Gallery in Damariscotta 
Deadline 03-01-2014

The Stable Gallery in Damariscotta is calling for artists and fine crafts people to apply for the 2014 season.

Deadline for all applications with CD of work is March 1, 2014. All applications will be reviewed by the board members and final notification will be e-mailed or mailed out by March 22, 2014. The Stable Gallery season starts mid May and runs till mid October. In the five month period there will be five themed shows featuring a selected group in the large carriage room giving all artists and fine crafts people an opportunity to be featured with their selected group. When not in a featured show work will be displayed in one of the stalls or tack room. We are looking forward to our ninth season and hope to hear from you.

Applications can be found and printed from the website, www.stablegallerymaine.com,

or request an application (with a self addressed envelope) to be mailed to you by writing to:
The Stable Gallery
26 Water Street
Damariscotta, ME
 04543

Maine Media Gallery Volunteers

Maine Media Gallery seeks volunteers
Deadline Open 

Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved in our creative community and to see some of Maine's most wonderful artwork! Maine Media Gallery leans on the help of its volunteers to maintain its open hours, interact with gallery visitors, and assist in the general upkeep of the space. The help of our volunteers is incredibly important to the life of our gallery! If you are interested in volunteering please contact the gallery manager, Sarah Whitling, at swhitling@mainemedia.edu

Maine Media Gallery
17 Central Street
Rockport, ME 04856
www.mainemedia.edu/gallery

PhoPa Gallery
132 Washington Avenue
Portland, ME 04101

Monday, February 3, 2014

Kohler Arts/Industry Residency, WI

Kohler Arts/Industry Residency in Sheboygan Wisconsin
Deadline: 04-01-14

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center offers long-term residency opportunities for artists of all disciplines in the industrial setting of Kohler Co.'s Pottery and Foundry! The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin also offer a joint artist-in-residency program.

Up to sixteen exceptional artists from around the world are chosen each year for two- to six-month residencies that give them access to the pottery or iron/brass foundry and enamel shop in Kohler Co.'s Kohler, Wisconsin, plant. The program provides 24/7 access to industrial studios, an excellent staff that will guide you through the process, time to explore new ideas and techniques, free housing, round-trip transportation, professional photography services, materials, use of industrial equipment, and a modest stipend.

Princess Grace Awards

2014 Princess Grace Award Applications are Available
Deadline multiple

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is happy to announce the availability of applications for 2014 Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting,  Dance Performance, and Choreography. Film Applications will be available the first week of February. To apply in the categories of Theater, Dance: Performance, Dance: Choreography, or Film Scholarship , you MUST be affiliated with a school or organization. To apply for the Playwriting Fellowship, you need not be affiliated with a school or organization. Princess Grace Awards winners and Honoraria applying for a Special Project Grant and Works in Progress Residencies do not need school or organization affiliation.

All applications and guidelines can be found at  www.pgfusa.org

Theater and Playwriting Awards: Postmark Deadline: March 31, 2014. 
Theater Awards are given in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and apprenticeships. The quality of an applicant's past work, his/her potential for future excellence, and the significance the collaboration between the artist and the nominating organization will have on their artistic growth.
The Playwriting Award includes a residency at New Dramatists, and opportunity for the winning play to licensed and published by Samuel French.

Dance Performance and Choreography Awards: Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2014.
Dance Performance Awards are administered as scholarships and fellowships. These awards are determined by artistic merit, the impact the Award will have on professional development, and possibility of future excellence in the field. Choreography Awards present emerging choreographers the opportunity to create a new work with organizations with which they have little experience.

Film Awards: Postmark Deadline: June 1, 2014
Film Awards are given to undergraduate and graduate film students and are by invitation-only. All approved institutions can be found in the FAQ section of our website. Applications from all of the listed universities, colleges and schools are welcome from Deans and Artistic Directors.

If you have any questions please contact Diana Kemppainen, Program Manager: grants@pgfusa.org.

www.pgfusa.org

Sunday, February 2, 2014

UMO Art Lecture Series

Artist lecture series 2014 at the IMRC on the University of Maine Orono campus
Deadline various

The annual Intermedia MFA Open House will take place on February 6 at IMRC and will feature the work of all the graduate students in the program. The IMRC Center is located in Stewart Commons on the University of Maine campus in Orono, Maine. For more information on the IMRC Center please visit: www.imrccenter.com

CHRISTOPER COLEMAN          FEBRUARY 4th                 7:00 PM
Christopher Coleman works mainly in sculpture and video art. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado, where he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver. Coleman has won several awards for his work, including the Silver Ace Award at the Las Vegas Film Festival in 2010 and the Grand Prize of the Metropolis Art Prize in 2010. His work has been displayed in many exhibitions both nationally and internationally.
www.digitalcoleman.com

DANIEL BOZHKOV                      FEBRUARY 25th               7:00 PM
Daniel Bozhkov is a classically trained artist whose skills are in Old Master techniques, including fresco painting and provide an unlikely foundation for his wide-ranging conceptual projects. Bozhkov attempts to capture the untranslatable experiences and ironies that confront immigrants moving from one linguistic space into another. This talk is co-sponsored by the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
www.andrewkreps.com/artists

PHILL NIBLOCK                            MARCH 28th                   7:00 PM
Phill Niblock is a New York-based minimalist composer, multi-media musician and director of Experimental Intermedia. He has been influential to many younger composers uch as Susan Stenger, Lois V Vierk, David First, and Glenn Branca and has worked with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. Niblock's music is an exploration of sound textures created by multiple tones in very dense, often atonal tunings (generally microtonal in conception).
 The Phill Niblock event will be a performance.
www.phillniblock.com

CAROLINE WOOLARD                      APRIL 1st                    7:00 PM
Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer based in Brooklyn, New York. Making sculptures, furniture, and events, Woolard co-creates spaces for critical exchange, forgotten histories, and plausible futures. Her practice is research-based and collaborative. In 2009, Woolard co-founded three organizations to support collaborative cultural production; three long-term infrastructure projects to support short-term artworks: a studio space, a barter network, and Trade School.
carolinewoolard.com

MARY WALLING BLACKBURN         APRIL 29th                 7:00 PM
Mary Walling Blackburn's work ranges from art installation and network-based media to video art, performance, sculpture, social practice and critical theory. Her work has been published in Artforum, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, and Paper Monument. She has recently taught at The Cooper Union School of Art, Empire State College, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This talk is co-sponsored by Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
welcomedoubleagent.com

Complete information at: http://www.intermediamfa.org/wp/

APAP Exchange Awards

Association of Performing Arts Presenters Accepting Applications for Cultural Exchange Awards
Deadline 02-13-2014

All applicants must be active APAP members. The organization strongly encourages but does not limit travel to the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The deadline is February 13, 2014, for the travel period running from April to September 2014.

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters recognizes that promoting global, cross-cultural exchanges of artists and their work is essential to fully engage audiences and communities in the breadth and diversity of performing arts experiences and also provides an opportunity for presenting professionals to expand and deepen their knowledge of artists, traditions, and cultures from around the world.

Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation , APAP’s Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program designed to assist U.S.-based presenting professionals and their organizations and companies in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies, and their collaborators.

APAP awards travel subsidies to individual presenting professionals (including agents, managers, and producers), presenting organizations, and groups of presenting professionals traveling to see the work of other artists and companies, or to develop and advance projects with international artists and their collaborators.

The maximum amount awarded per individual organization, inclusive of travel costs and per diem, is $2,000. Group travel subsidies will be awarded only to groups of three or more individuals from different presenting organizations. The maximum award for a group is $10,000, with no more than $2,000 awarded per organization in the group.

For complete program guidelines and application procedures, as well as information on APAP membership, see the association's Web site.
http://www.apap365.org/KNOWLEDGE/GrantPrograms/Pages/cef.aspx

Saturday, February 1, 2014

CreativeGround Launch

CreativeGround online directory fro creative people and places in the six New England states
Deadline Open

CreativeGround spotlights the rich range of creative people and places at work in the six New England states. This online directory includes profiles for cultural nonprofits like libraries and theaters, creative businesses like recording studios and design agencies, and artists of all disciplines such as performing arts, visual arts, and crafts.

A project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), CreativeGround is brought to you through ongoing partnerships with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Maine Arts Commission, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and the Vermont Arts Council.

But the best way to get to know CreativeGround is to use it! Get listed now!
http://www.creativeground.org/about

Teaching Artists in Bangor

Penobscot Theatre is seeking teaching artists 
Deadline open

Penobscot Theatre Company's Department of Education is seeking teaching artists for its expanded programming. Those interested should send CV and letter of interest to Penosbscot Theatre Company

Attn: Jasmine Ireland
115 Main St. Suite 4
Bangor, ME 04401

or send via email to jasmine@penobscottheatre.org