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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Art of Katahdin at Harlow

Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Call for Artists - Art of Katahdin
Deadline 10-01-2014
Exhibition dates:  November 7 - 29, 2014

The Harlow Gallery invites Maine artists to submit work to the upcoming exhibition Art of Katahdin being presented in partnership with brothers David & Carl Little in November 2014.

Artist and author David Little has long been inspired by Maine's tallest mountain, so much so that he wrote a book,  Art of Katahdin: The Mountain, the Range, the Region published by Down East Books in 2013. The book follows a historic timeline using art inspired by the majestic mountain, as well as a collection of Katahdin literature, photography, graphics, maps and more, and was edited by Carl Little.

This November, the Harlow Gallery will exhibit a selection of works by artists featured in the book, and are inviting submissions from Maine artists inspired by the majestic Maine mountain.  Submissions are being accepted via email through October 1, 2014 and will be reviewed by a curatorial committee including Art of Katahdin author and artist David Little, author and editor Carl Little, and staff from the Harlow Gallery.
The exhibition will be on view at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine November 7-29, 2014. The  public reception on Friday, November 7, 5-8pm will featuring a book signing with David & Carl Little.

1. Deadline for email submissions is 11 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
2. Original fine art in any media is welcome, including hand-pulled prints, photography, sculpture, and fine crafts, including ceramics, glass, and fiber art.
3. Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our 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.
4. The entry fee is $10 for members of the Harlow Gallery/ Kennebec Valley Art Association or $20 for non-members. Non-members may join the Harlow Gallery when submitting and pay the member rate. Each artist may submit up to 4 works of art for consideration (please note that the fee is per artist, not per work of art).
For complete information about submitting your work, and to learn about more opportunities for artists in 2014, please visit the Harlow Gallery online at www.harlowgallery.org.

For more information:  Nancy Barron or Deb Fahy at 207-622-3813, kvaa@harlowgallery.org

www.harlowgallery.org


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NEFA NEST Grant

Performing arts touring grant from New England Foundation for the Arts
Deadline 06-02-2014

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/

Maine Humanities Council Job

Maine Humanities Council seeks a Program Assistant
Deadline 05-09-2014

The Maine Humanities Council (MHC) is a Portland-based nonprofit organization that serves the state of Maine. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people in Maine through literature, history, philosophy, and culture with programs, events, grants, and online resources that encourage critical thinking and conversation across social, economic, and cultural boundaries. Our work connects people through the power and pleasure of ideas, reaching audiences of all economic backgrounds in ways that make a significant difference in their lives.

The MHC is seeking a full-time Program Assistant to provide support for the programming efforts of the organization. In that capacity, this individual assists Program Officers in every phase of planning, promoting, organizing, and evaluating our programs. The Program Assistant’s primary duties include:

—Organizing program details: coordinate and disseminate paperwork and program materials, communicate with program partners, order and manage books, assist with PR and marketing, other jobs as needed;
—Organizing event details and assisting at events;
—Recording and tracking evaluations;
—Organizing and reporting on program data;
—Coordinating the Letters About Literature program; and
—Providing additional program and event support as needed.

Strong verbal and written communications skills, organization, background in humanities, must be able to clearly communicate to a variety of audiences. Strong interpersonal skills, exceptional organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to multitask, and a background and interest in the humanities are required. Bachelors degree required.

The ideal candidate will have:
—Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
—Exceptional attention to detail
—Proven ability to multi-task, juggle priorities, and meet deadlines
—Flexibility and a creative approach to problem-solving
—Proficiency in Word, Excel, and database software
—Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
—A commitment to the humanities

The salary for this position is $25,000 with a benefit package.

To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, and three references to: trudy@mainehumanities.org

Monday, April 28, 2014

Art Walk Lewiston Auburn

Art Walk Lewiston Auburn May 2014 Call to Artists
Deadline 05-10-2014, Event date 05-30-2014

Art Walk Lewiston Auburn gives artists a place to display with only a small submission fee of $5.

Artwalk Lewiston/Auburn's mission is to foster a sense of community and celebrate the vitality of the downtowns of Lewiston and Auburn by promoting self-guided tours of participating businesses/empty storefronts converted into arts spaces.  Artwalk features over twenty visual arts galleries, creative exhibitions, and special arts performances.  Driving thousands of people each summer to the downtowns, Artwalk L/A has established itself as a staple of culture, civics, and economic development for the twin cities.

Artwork can be submitted online:
www.artwalklewistonauburn.com    

For more information contact L/A Arts at:
207-782-7228 or email: mail@laarts.org

http://www.artwalklewistonauburn.com/submit-art

Georgia O'Keeffe Book Prize

The 2015 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Book Prize, Call to writers
Deadline 05-09-2014

This cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded to a book, published between the mid-1980s to 2010, that is devoted to some aspect of American Modernism. To nominate a book, please submit a letter explaining the work’s significance to the field of American Modernism and its contribution towards the shaping of current thinking about the arts.  The letter should also discuss the quality of the author’s scholarship and methodology.   The deadline for nominations is May 9, 2014.

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center Book Prize program began in 2009.  A cash prize of $5,000 is awarded every three years to the author(s) of a book on some aspect of American modernism, including architecture, criticism, design, methodology, painting, photography, sculpture, and related subjects.

Please send nominations to:
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center, 2
015 Book Prize nominations,
217 Johnson Street,
Santa Fe, NM  87501

or
center@okeeffemuseum.org

http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/book-prize.html

Eastport Arts Center Job

Eastport Arts Center seeks a part time Development Director 
Deadline 05-16-2014

Eastport Arts Center seeks an experienced development professional to lead a successful volunteer-based fundraising program to the next level with grants, annual fund and major gifts. Half-time with competitive salary, this brand new position presents a rare opportunity to join a thriving arts community in enchanting Eastport, Maine.

The Eastport Arts Center Development Director (DD) will be responsible for implementing a broad-based fundraising program as called for in EAC’s 2014 – 2016 Business Plan.  The DD will support EAC’s Development Committee while taking the lead on grant seeking and other fundraising initiatives.  The position reports to the EAC Director and the new DD will play a strategic role in the overall forward movement of the organization.

The position requires an energetic, hands-on team player who is skilled in and enjoys proposal writing as well as in-person solicitation and will share the enthusiasm of a dynamic, growing organization and arts community.  Although prior experience with the arts and Washington County, Maine communities is not required, it would definitely be a plus. However, the interest in and excitement about year round living in or near Eastport is essential.

Complete information at: http://www.eastportartscenter.com/

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Public Art Discussion - Boston

New England Foundation for the Arts public art discussion series
Event dates: 04-30-2014 and 05-15-2014

NEFA will be holding a Public Art Discussion Series with a two-workshop series called The Business of Being a Public Artist. Jim Grace (executive director of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston) will guide public artists through contracts, budgets, insurance, and incorporation.

Attend one or attend both!

April 30, 2014 | 2:00-5:00PM | Boston, MA
CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS:
What every public artist needs to know
Free Admission | RSVP by April 25 | Space is limited
http://www.nefa.org/events/public_art_discussion_series_business_being_public_artist_part_1_2

May 14, 2014 | 2:00-5:00PM | Boston, MA
BUSINESS BASICS FOR THE PUBLIC ARTIST:
Insurance, incorporation, and copyright
Free Admission | RSVP by May 9 | Space is limited
http://www.nefa.org/events/public_art_discussion_series_business_being_public_artist_part_2_2

Phone Photography Exhibition

Stone Crop Gallery seeks cell phone photography for exhibition, ME
Deadline 05-16-2014

The time has come for our third annual juried cell phone photography exhibition. Unlike years past, this year we are doing things a little differently. The implementation of cell phones as photographic devices has been a game-changer in the world of photography—for better or for worse. Digital technologies have been changing photography for years, but the cell phone camera is perhaps the ultimate catalyst in this evolution: capture, process, and output can all take place on one device.

Our cell phone photography shows have more or less only celebrated this new form of the medium, but this year we are asking WHY. This is not a new question, nor a concern that will subside in the near future. On our end, creating a physical space for cell phone photographs is just a start. We want to know how the application of your cell phone has impacted your photographic practice, why you choose to use this method, and where you think cell phone photography will lead us.

Whether you are an amateur or professional, whether you simply enjoy communicating with images in place of words, whether you are an occasional image-maker or you live for photography— we want to know what drives you to use your cell phone camera and how it has impacted your process. This response is optional but encouraged. Let’s start asking questions and make this year’s cell phone photography show part of the answer!

Limit: 5 images
Fee: $15.00 payable via PayPal

ALL IMAGES MUST BE CREATED ON A CELL PHONE.
Submission Guidelines
Online: www.stonecropgallery.com/
 e-mail the Gallery at stonecrop@stonecropgallery.com

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Picnic Portland Festival

The 7th annual Picnic Music+Arts Festival is accepting vendor applications
Event Date Saturday, August 23, 2014

The 7th annual Picnic Music and Arts Festival will  be held in Lincoln Park at Congress and Franklin Streets in Portland, ME from 11am to 6pm.

The festival is now accepting vendor applications. They  want vendors who make unique handmade crafts, art, and photography, as well as vendors who sell vintage goods such as books, clothing, records and household items. You can apply online at picnicportland.com until May 19.

If you know any businesses that would be interested in helping sponsor our event, send them our way. We have a variety of sponsorship levels, contact us at picnicportland@gmail.com for more info.


11 Pleasant Seeks Artists

Gallery at 11 Pleasant Street is looking to partner with artists (Brunswick)
Deadline open until filled

The Gallery at 11 Pleasant Street, located in downtown Brunswick, Maine, will open its doors for the first time on May 9, 2014. Offering 1410 square feet of gallery space with track lighting, as well as mezzanine space for jewelry and more, 11 Pleasant seeks to wow the public with a fresh combination of fine 2D art, sculpture, carving, and hand-made jewelry.

The gallery is structured after European “galleries for hire". It is not a co-op, and no membership fees are collected. Space is leased to juried artists/artisans in three-week time periods (except for jewelry and 3D objects which are on a monthly basis) starting at 15’ linear gallery space all the way to leasing the entire gallery, if available (a six month lead time is recommended).Each three week period is structured to contain a 2nd Friday Artwalk night, to include live music and refreshments at 11 Pleasant.

Membership in 5Rivers Arts Association is not necessary to participate in the Artwalk if you are in our gallery. Promotion and assistance with display design will be part of the rental fee as well. Jurying will occur on an ongoing basis and will be based on date of application. We have enough 15’ spaces for eight 2D artists, two 3D artisans, and one jeweler at any given time. Please rush your applications! The space will fill up fast for the Grand Opening on May 9!

For more information, an application, and rates, please email Director Janet Glatz: jbglatz@gmail.com

Friday, April 25, 2014

Creative Community Fellowships

National Arts Strategies Seeks Applications for 2014 Creative Community Fellowships
Deadline 05-07-2014

National Arts Strategies is seeking applications for the 2014 Creative Community Fellowship program from innovators committed to using arts and culture to design solutions for community problems.

Led by experts and leaders in social innovation, design thinking, and creative placemaking, fellows gain the tools, skills, and networks necessary for them to activate ideas that will transform their communities. The program, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, incorporates a residential and online track, but all fellows enter the program with an idea for a cultural project that responds to a problem in their communities.

The residential track brings twenty-two entrepreneurs together for a week of learning and networking. Each day, mentors, educators and the NAS team lead workshops that help fellows think about how to move their projects forward. The group will benefit from sharing ideas and experiences in a remote, retreat-like setting that encourages openness, collaboration, and connection. Following this session, fellows will have access to online tools, lessons, and discussion to help them further their projects. Fellows will come together six months later for a two-day feedback session, where they will have the opportunity to make their pitches to national funders who support creative placemaking initiatives.

The online track is designed to accommodate entrepreneurs who may not be able to travel. Twenty-eight fellows will be provided with online tools, lessons, and discussion to help them design, lead, and pitch their projects. Online fellows will work with NAS, their individual mentors, and residential fellows to help test and refine their ideas during the course of the program. Fellows will share those ideas online so that community stakeholders, other innovators, and leaders in the arts and cultural field can engage in a conversation around the progress of each project.

All fifty fellows will connect online as a single community, sharing monthly updates on the progress of their projects and providing feedback on others’. They will also use the online space to share project pitches and get peer feedback. Following the feedback sessions, fellows will have the opportunity to create a crowdsourced campaign for their projects.

To be eligible, applicants must be cultural entrepreneurs dedicated to creating healthy neighborhoods; between the ages of 25 and 40; and curious, open, and collaborative.

http://www.artstrategies.org/programs/creative_community_fellows/about.php#box

http://www.artstrategies.org/

Art at Maine Medical Center

The Arts at Maine Medical Center rotating exhibit, call to Maine artists
Deadline 05-02-2014

Maine Medical Center, the largest hospital in Northern New England, announces the Summer 2014 Call for Proposals for our rotating art exhibit at the hospital conference center at our primary campus in Portland.

The Rotating Art Exhibits are a great opportunity for Maine artists to gain more exposure as well as offering enrichment and enjoyment to patients, visitors and staff. Given that Portland is often recognized as one the most culturally fascinating cities in the country, the visual arts are an important part of our community. The exhibits will be highlighted on the Maine Medical Center website and intranet pages for all employees. Those interested in purchasing artworks on display will be directed to the artist to complete that sale with an agreement that the artist will send 20% of the proceeds from these sales to benefit the hospital art program.

Maine professional artists and artist organizations are invited to submit an application for this program. The exhibit shall hang for approximately four months beginning June 23, 2014. The selection of the exhibits will be juried by the MMC Art Committee based on the Criteria for Exhibitions, the quality of the art and the suitability for hospital patients, visitors and staff.

The Exhibit Application Form, Guidelines for Exhibitions, and the exhibit space information can be found at our website: www.mmc.org/thearts

You may also contact The Arts at Maine Medical Center, c/o Maine Medical Center Development Office, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, Maine 04102, or call 207/662-2669.

The Rotating Art Application and Exhibit Criteria and space information are attached above, can be downloaded from our website www.mmc.org/thearts

The Arts @ Maine Medical Center
c/o Maine Medical Center Development Office
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Unity Poetry Slam

Imagine Unity Poetry Slam at the Unity College Student Activities Center
Event date: April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Imagine Unity Poetry Slam with $1,000 in prizes for winning poets. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/ImagineUnity

or check out this video of highlights from last April’s slam: http://youtu.be/Icd9XfOdFhQ

Because Unity is a small community, and because students will be competing in this slam along with more seasoned poets, one of our biggest challenges in putting on this event is gathering enough impartial judges. Please consider volunteering as a judge!

Contact mleavitt@unity.edu

Creative Grounds, NEFA

CreativeGround database for creative people and organizations in the six New England states
Deadline Open

Update/ Create a new user account today!

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.

You can:
  • Get Listed by creating a new user account and profile, or updating an existing profile
  • Use the Search and Explore features to browse the many profiles already on the site
  • Find out more ways to support CreativeGround on and offline by clicking Get Involve
Among the over 30,000 profiles on CreativeGround you can find Native American artists, teaching artists, performance and exhibition venues, cultural organizations, creative economy leaders, and much more. We're so glad you're here, and we hope you return often - to find colleagues from around the corner or across state lines, update your profile, or tell us how you're doing.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Franco Center Seeks ED

The Franco-American Center in Lewiston/Auburn is looking for a full time Executive Director
Deadline 05-26-2014

The Executive Director is the key fund raiser and responsible for the planning, organization and management of the Center. The Director provides effective leadership in line with the Center's mission and values, under the direction of the Board of Directors. The Director works with the Board to develop and implement strategies  and recommend plans for future growth. The Director oversees the programs and administrative functions of the performing arts center (Performance Hall) and the meeting/dining/cabaret facility (Heritage Hall).

 To Apply: A Statement of Application, CV and salary requirements along with (3) three letters of reference sent via email to rlagueux@francocenter.org
or
Att: Search Committee, Franco Center,
46 Cedar St., Lewiston, ME 04240

Job Description and guidelines available online at www.francocenter.org

Roy W. Dean Grant

The Roy W. Dean Grant funds short films, documentaries, and independent features < $500,000 
Deadline 04-30-2014

Submission films must be films that are unique and make a contribution to society.

We fund compelling stories about little known subjects, historical films, and films that touch hearts. We like films that expose, and bring, important information to light; as well as films about little known people when there is a good story. We are story-tellers, and that is the main criteria for entering and winning our grants; stories that can change, heal, and enrich, our lives.

Grant Deadlines for 2014
Spring    4/30/14
Summer 6/30/14
Fall        9/30/14

We are looking for:
Film and Video projects that are unique and benefit society.
New projects.
Works-in-progress.
Length is not a consideration.
Who is eligible to apply

This grant is now available for shorts and low budget independents as well as documentary filmmakers. We have expanded to further our goals of creating films that are “unique and make a contribution to society “Student filmmakers, independent producers, or independent production companies are all welcome.”

Who is not eligible to apply
You cannot apply if you are an employee of From the Heart Productions, an employee of any of the sponsors, or a family member of any employee of From the Heart Productions or any of the sponsors.

Where you live is not important
You may enter the New York City or Los Angeles grants no matter where you live in the world. You are welcome to enter both grants; in fact, we encourage it. It shows us that your are tenacious and are eager to find funding.

In your application we would like to know the following:
What audiences will be interested in your film? Please describe the target audience(s) for your project, including any underserved audiences.
How do you plan to reach these audience(s)? Describe your plans for broadcast, theatrical screenings, educational and/or community group.
If you have a trailer for the film you are making, send it with your application and if you have completed any prior films we would like to see them too.

http://fromtheheartproductions.com/how-to-apply-for-grants/

http://fromtheheartproductions.com/

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NEA Fast-Track

National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track Grants
Deadline 05-08-2014

The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications from small and midsize organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.

Through the Challenge America Fast-Track grants program, NEA will award grants of $10,000 s for projects that are designed to extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. A minimum $10,000 match from an outside funder is required. Applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships among organizations, both in and outside  the arts, as appropriate to their project.

To be eligible, applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3)  organizations in the United States; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes. All organizations must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline.

For complete program guidelines and application procedures, visit the NEA Web Site.
http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america-fast-track



Figment Boston 2014

Figment Boston call for art & volunteers
Deadline 06-16-2014

FIGMENT Boston, now in its fifth year, offers opportunities for both emerging and established artists to showcase original works and create something that gets people to interact, to participate and collaborate with each other! Your FIGMENT project can be anything...A game, an experiment, a request, a challenge, a guided meditation, a performance based on audience input, a sculpture that moves or responds, a  heart-stopping technological innovation that changes the way we see the world… Anything that gets people working and playing and creating together.

FIGMENT welcomes works in every imaginable medium including sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshops, games, experiences, site-specific pieces, social experiments, and anything else you can dream of. We invite any project that inspires visitors to participate and interact with art. Come share with your FIGMENT friends and the Boston public at the Rose Kennedy Greenway for our 2014 event!

Learn more about the principles of FIGMENT here: http://www.figmentproject.org/principles

WHEN:
Call for Art: Opens March 1, closes June 16
Main Event: Saturday July 26 and Sunday July 27

WHERE:
Art and Performance Submissions: http://boston.figmentproject.org/submit_a_project
Main Event: Rose Kennedy Greenway, http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/ 

http://boston.figmentproject.org/

Monday, April 21, 2014

Celebration Barn is Hiring

Celebration Barn is hiring a part-time office manager for approx. 25 hours/week May to September
Deadline Open till filled

Celebration Barn has worked with some amazing seasonal staffs the past few years. This call is specifically for someone local, as we're hoping it will develop into a year-round position.

Office manager is responsible for overseeing daily office administration and correspondence; managing box office ticket sales; serving as student liaison; maintaining weekly marketing including social media, press releases, and special events; coordinating show volunteers; and working with the executive director to support special projects as needed.

Interested applicants must think creatively; work independently; possess strong communication, writing, and people skills; and be Mac proficient. Compensation hourly, DOE.

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to Mandy@CelebrationBarn.com or call (207) 743-8452 for more information.

http://www.celebrationbarn.com/

Maine Arts Commission Grants

Maine Arts Commission Grants
Deadline 05-15-2014

There are a bunch of grants in Maine that have a deadline of May 15. If you are an artist in Maine, one of these is bound to suit you. Application process is now open!

Arts Learning
Application Deadline: May 15, 2014
Maximum grant award: $5,000 (with a required 50% match)
This grant supports schools, arts organizations/institutions and community based teaching artists as they collaborate on the design and delivery of high quality arts learning experiences for K-12 students.

Partnership Grant
Application Deadline: May 15, 2014
Maximum grant award $2000 to $25,000 (with a required 1:1 match)
This grant provides funding for arts and cultural organization to enter into partnership with the Maine Arts Commission. Funds are unrestricted.

Project Grant for Individual Artists
Application Deadline: May 15, 2014
Maximum grant award $2,500 (with a required 1:1 match)
This grant supports artists in the creation of high quality arts activities, new work or professional development. All proposed projects must include a public engagement component.

Project Grant for Organizations
Application Deadline: May 15, 2014
Maximum grant award $5,000 (with a required 1:1 match)
This grant supports organizations in the creation of high quality arts programming that engages Maine’s communities, enhances the quality of life and strengthens Maine’s creative economy.

Full details at
http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Grants/Grants-Home

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lowell Folk Festival

Lowell Folk Festival. call to artists 
Deadline 05-30-2014

Celebrating the 28th year of the largest free Folk Festival in the country, the Lowell Folk Festival, in collaboration with the Brush Gallery & Artists Studios and the Cultural Organization of Lowell is pleased to announce the 8th annual Art in the Courtyard, an art and fine craft component of the Lowell Folk Festival. This exciting collaboration will provide an opportunity for visitors to view and purchase some of the finest art and craft works being produced. The Lowell Folk Festival enjoys over 100,000 visitors over the weekend.

Art in the Courtyard will be held in the shaded, brick-lined courtyard conveniently located between the National Historical Park Visitor Center and the Brush Art Gallery and Studios. The courtyard is also adjacent to one of the main music and dance stages in the Festival. Tents will be set up for the artists to provide a welcoming place, rain or shine.

Important Dates:
May 30 Application and $25.00 non-refundable application fee due
June 13 Notification of acceptance by jury
June 27 Booth fee due
July 05 Deadline for withdrawal (after July 05 your booth/tent fee will NOT be refunded)

Dates of Event Operations:
Saturday, July 26, noon - 7:30 pm (overnight storage for artwork will be provided)
Sunday, July 27, noon - 6:00 pm

Festival Provides:
a 10' x 10'  tented space with one 8 foot table and two chairs
tent sides for perimeters of tents
basic lighting inside top of tents
volunteers to mind your tent during your breaks
locked, overnight storage on Saturday evening

Selection:
In order to ensure the quality, variety and aesthetics of this exhibition, assistance will be provided by a six-member jury of qualified arts professionals and the US Park Service. Five (5) JPEG images that best represent your work must be submitted for jurying via the form below.

Payment Details:
Non-refundable application/jury fee of $25.00 due May 30
After submitting the form below, you will be e-mailed an invoice/confirmation and an agreement form. Print the agreement and invoice. Sign the agreement. Write your check to The Lowell Festival Foundation, and send invoice, signed agreement and check to the Brush Art Gallery, 256 Market St., Lowell, MA 01852. Payment/mailing instructions will also be included on the e-mailed invoice/confirmation.
Sharing spaces is permitted up to a total of three artists in one tent, but each participating artist must submit an application, $25.00 application fee, and 5 JPEG images on-line.

If you are selected, you will be notified by June 13. Important -- your tent fee is due by June 27
One artist in a 10 x 10 space: $325
Two artists in a 10 x 10 space: $185 each, $370 total
Three artists in a 10 x 10 space: $130 each, $390 total

More information at: http://artinthecourtyard.org/AICRegistrationForm.htm

http://artinthecourtyard.org/

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Film At KahBang

KahBang call for film  submissions 
Deadline 04-30-2014

The KahBang Film Festival is a discovery festival for independent cinema, dedicated to showcasing emerging films and filmmakers and exposing them to new audiences.

The festival is a program of the non-profit organization KahBang Arts and is part of the KahBang Festival brand. To serve this mission, the KahBang Film Festival takes place annually during the KahBang Music | Art | Film Festival, New England’s largest indie & discovery festival, allowing for a wide, diverse audience of festival-goers.

Submission for the KahBang Film Festival is now open seeking the work from Emerging Filmmakers, Music Documentaries, Narrative and Documentary Features, the Best New Comedy Films, Short Films, and U.S. and World Premieres.

Visit the website at http://www.kahbang.com

Submit through Without a box
https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=8743

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kahbang

Maine-Made Shorts, 30 minutes or less can be submitted through Vimeo or YouTube by
April 30, 2014. Or via email: mfvainfo@gmail.comWinners will be included in an hour program at the KahBang Film Festival August 7-10, 2014 in Bangor, ME  No Submission fee for MFVA Members.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Brimstone Award For Storytelling

The National Storytelling Network is accepting applications for the 2014 Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling
Deadline 04-30-2014

The National Storytelling Network is accepting applications for the 2014 Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling, an annual award that recognizes the transformational properties of storytelling and the ways storytelling can promote change in individuals and communities.

Grants of $5,000 will be awarded to support model storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and to some extent are replicable in other places and situations. Projects should have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients; inspire excellence in applied storytelling work; and communicate to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling.

Projects may involve various kinds of stories, including traditional tales and myths as well as personal and ad hoc narratives. Although oral storytelling should be central to the project, the work need not be conducted by professional storytellers. Educators, therapists, naturalists, internal or external organizational practitioners, and/or other personnel appropriate to the situation may carry out the project, so long as they can draw on suitable storytelling expertise and experience.

Areas of interest include health care, environmental education/activism, community development, law, multicultural awareness, organizational development, leadership, intergenerational initiatives, empowerment of the disabled, substance abuse prevention, and educational curriculum at all levels.

To apply, go to: http://storynet.org/grants/brimstone.html

http://www.storynet.org/

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Maine Apprenticeship Grant

Maine Arts Commission Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant 
Deadline 05-02-2014

The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant  helps communities sustain their own cultural heritage by providing an opportunity for master traditional artists to pass on their skills to a qualified apprentice.

Based on their experience and commitment to the traditional art form they practice, masters and apprentices apply to work together on a one-on-one instructional basis. Passed down from one generation to the next, traditional arts are learned informally, usually through observation and example, rather than through formal academic instruction.  Maximum grant amount is $4,000, funding will be available after July 1, 2014.

Preference will be given to selecting apprentices who are members of the same ethnic, religious, occupational, tribal or familial group as the master artist. Grant recipients are eligible to reapply after skipping one application cycle every three years.

A Master artist is recognized by their community for their expertise in a particular traditional art form and has developed his/her skills within a traditional context rather than through classes, books or other means of formal instruction may apply. An Apprentice must demonstrate competency in the art form prior to the apprenticeship and show serious commitment to learning the tradition. Both master artists and apprentice must be full-time residents of Maine at the time of the application and not enrolled as a full-time student in a field related to the application.

Complete information at:
http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Grants/Traditional-Arts-Apprenticeships

http://mainearts.maine.gov/

Creative Health Conference

University of Southern Maine Creative Health conference
Event Date 05-31-2014 from 9 to 5

A one-day conference for therapists, medical professionals and caregivers, to learn about the uses of Creative Arts Therapies in healthcare. Presented by the USM School of Music. Organized by Kate Beever. University of Southern Maine Creative Health! With presentations from art, dance, and music therapists; you'll hear about the work credentialed therapists are doing in Maine and take away valuable tools to use in your own work and life.

Event Date and Time: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Professionals: $35
Caregivers: $35
General Public: $35
Students: $25

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault,
(207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu.

Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

Register at www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Public Art at North Hennepin MN

Public Art at North Hennepin Community College
Deadline 04-22-2014

The Minnesota State Arts Board requests proposals from professional public artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, and install a permanent, site-specific public artwork within the new Bioscience and Health Careers Center at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The purpose of this two-phase request for proposals (RFP) is to commission artwork that will visually communicate the thrill of scientific discovery, and connect the community of Brooklyn Park with the college campus.

Eligibility: United States residents, at least 18 years of age
Budget: $81,000, all-inclusive
Deadline: 4:30 P.M. (CDT), April 22, 2014
Contact: To request the RFP, e-mail Ben Owen, Percent for Art program officer at  ben.owen@arts.state.mn.us

WebGrants Registration
The Arts Board will use WebGrants to manage proposals for this project. Registration in the WebGrants system is a requirement of the application process and must be completed before beginning a proposal application. It is only necessary to register once. Register early. All registrations must be approved by Arts Board staff. Registrants will receive a WebGrants user ID and password within two to five business days of the registration date. Follow this link for WebGrants Training.

http://www.arts.state.mn.us/training-and-info/webgrants-training.htm


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Guest Artist program for Colleges

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Seeks Proposals for Guest Artists Program
Deadline 05-05-2014

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Workshop Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its SDCF Guest Artist Initiative, a grant program for American colleges and universities that provides support for the hiring of professional stage directors and choreographers as guest artists.

The program will award up to $6,000 to be shared by at least two American colleges or universities for stage productions to be chosen by a SDCF panel of professional directors and choreographers, arts administrators, and college educators.

To be eligible, the project must be produced by an American college or university located in the United States, be mounted by December 31, 2015, and be fully funded.

Link to Complete RFP
http://sdcfoundation.org/gai-2014-request-for-proposals/

See the SDCF Web site for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
http://sdcweb.org/

Monday, April 14, 2014

Boston Jewish Film Festival

The Boston Jewish Film Festival - Short Film Competition call for entries. 
Deadline 05-01-2014
Event Date November 05, 2014 to November 17, 2014

Every year the Boston Jewish Film Festival selects 7-10 short films with Jewish themes from around the world. We invite a group of judges to choose their favorites. We screen the films during the Festival and the audience votes for the winner via text on the night of the event. 1st place winner: $1500, 2nd place: $1000 Supported in part by a Young Adult Community Grant from the Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

Founded by filmmaker Michal Goldman in 1989, The Boston Jewish Film Festival has grown from 10 screenings to more than 40 at our Boston and Brookline venues – the Museum of Fine Arts and the Coolidge Corner Theatre – and additional screenings throughout the Greater Boston area. In the past 23 years the Festival has presented nearly 1,000 films - many of them US or Massachusetts premieres – and welcomed more than 200,000 audience members. Many of the films we have shown have gone on to be nominated for or win Academy Awards, including The Pianist (winner, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, 2002), Nowhere in Africa (winner, Best Foreign Film, 2002), and The Personals (winner, Best Short-Subject Documentary, 1998). We bring visiting artists from around the world to introduce their films, answer audience questions, and participate in panel discussions. We also offer many live events, from pre-screening music, to new scores to accompany silent films, to full-fledged post-screening concerts and dance performances.

Apply at: https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01dead.php?festival_id=10511&festview=&film_id=&category_id=1306880

http://www.bjff.org/

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Maine Record Store Day

Record Store Day
Event Date 04-19-2014

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. There are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.

This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.

In Maine, some participating stores include:

Bull Moose Waterville http://www.bullmoose.com/
Bull Moose  Lewiston http://www.bullmoose.com/
Bull Moose  Brunswick http://www.bullmoose.com/
Newburry Comics, Portland  http://www.newburycomics.com
The Record Connection, Waterville

http://www.recordstoreday.com/

NEH Preservation Grant

Humanities Grant for Preservation Assistance for Smaller Institutions 
Deadline- 05-01-2013

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.

More information at: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-assistance-grants-smaller-institutions

http://www.neh.gov

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Castinen Seeks Plein Air Artists

The Castine Arts Association seeks artists for the second annual plein air festival in July.
Deadline 04-30-2014

Based on the success of last year’s inaugural festival, the 2014 festival has been expanded to a three-day event to be held on July 24, 25 and 26 in Castine.

Forty juried artists will be accepted to participate in this year’s art festival. Activities will commence with artist registration on the morning of Thursday, July 24, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Castine Town Common on Court Street. Over the course of the three-day festival, the artists will paint at various locations of their choosing within Castine. The public will have the opportunity to observe and visit these artists as they create their landscapes.

The event will conclude on the evening of July 26 with judging and an exhibition and sale of the original art created over the three-day festival. The public is invited to attend the sale and reception, hosted by the Castine Arts Association, beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at the Maine Maritime Academy’s Harborview Room. All art created during the festival will be on display and available for purchase. Admission for the three-day event, including the sale and reception, is free to the public.

For a non-refundable fee of $25, applicants may submit up to three (3) digital images of their work. Images should be saved as separate jpeg files at 300 dpi, each labeled with the artist’s name, title of the piece, dimensions, medium and substrate (e.g. Claude Monet “Water Lilies 17”, 9”x12” oil on panel). No single file should exceed 2MB in size. All images must be of original “plein air” artwork, created by the applicant artist within the past two years. All entries must be submitted by April 30, 2014 and emailed to info@castinearts.org –please include the words “Castine Plein Air Festival Entry” in the subject line.

Mail entry fee along with application, artist bio, signed agreement and $25 check payable to Castine Arts
Association to:
Castine Arts Association
Castine Plein Air Festival
PO Box 592
Castine, Maine 04421

Artists interested in participating in the festival can find an artists prospectus and instructions for applying at: http://www.castinearts.org/plein-air-festival/

castinearts.org.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jane Morrison Grant

Jane Morrison Film Fund for filmmaker skill building 
Deadline 05-02-2014

The Jane Morrison Film Fund supports educational opportunities and career development for Maine filmmakers. The Fund is designed to help filmmakers attain instructional guidance and skills. Applicants should identify specific opportunities for educational benefit and be prepared to explain why the experience would help them. The maximum grant amount is $2,000 and funding will be available after July 1, 2014.

In the past funds have been used to support workshops and the Maine Media School, attendance at the Summer Film Institute in New York, or the Sundance Institute in Utah.

A person is eligible to apply if they are
Have a Maine address,
Reside full-time in Maine for a minimum of two years at the date of application
Are 18 years of age or older at the time of the application
are not enrolled as a full time student.
Have filed all final reports required for previous grants from the Maine Arts Commission.

http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Grants/Jane-Morrison-Film-Fund

http://mainearts.maine.gov/

Georgia O'Keeffe Book Prize

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum invites nominations for the 2015 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center Book Prize
Deadline 05-09-2014

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center Book Prize program began in 2009.  A cash prize of $5,000 is awarded every three years to the author(s) of a book on some aspect of American modernism, including architecture, criticism, design, methodology, painting, photography, sculpture, and related subjects.

The cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded to a book, published between the mid-1980s to 2010, that is devoted to some aspect of American Modernism. To nominate a book, please submit a letter explaining the work’s significance to the field of American Modernism and its contribution towards the shaping of current thinking about the arts.  The letter should also discuss the quality of the author’s scholarship and methodology. Programs will be held in conjunction with the reception of the award in the Spring of 2015.

Please send nominations to:  The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center, 2015 Book Prize nominations, 217 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, NM  87501 or center@okeeffemuseum.org.

Complete information at:
http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/book-prize.html

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Maine Arts Fellowship Award

Maine Arts Commission Fellowship award for individual artists
Deadline 05-02-2014

The Maine Arts Commission uses the Individual Artist Fellowships to reward artistic excellence, advance the careers of Maine artists and promote public awareness of the creative sector in Maine. Applications are reviewed based on the excellence of work which has already been created, and the $5,000 honorific award can be used in what ever manner the recipient wishes. Now accepting applications!

 Maine artists can apply in one of the following categories:
  • Contemporary Craft
  • Literary Arts
  • Multimedia/Film
  • Performing Arts
  • Traditional Arts
  • Visual Arts
There is also a fellowship in Functional Craft exclusive to artists residing in Hancock and Washington County.

Eligibility
  • A valid Maine address 
  • Resided full-time in Maine for a minimum of two years at the date of application
  • 18 years of age or older at the time of the application
  • Not enrolled as a full-time student
  • Filed final reports for all previous Maine Arts Commission awards
Complete information at:
http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Grants/Individual-Artist-Fellowships

http://mainearts.maine.gov/

Portland Stage Studio Rep.

Portland Stage is accepting applications right now for next season's Studio Rep.
Deadline 04-18-2014

- Studio Rep will run in January/February of 2015
- Proposed shows need to be new to the company, and not a remount of a previous production.  However, it does not need to be a world premiere.
- Portland Stage provides one lighting designer for all groups to share
- There may be time for rehearsal in the space before tech, but that is not a guarantee.
- You will get 1 full day in the space for tech and the day of opening for anything else you need.

Mail applications to:
Studio Rep
Portland Stage Company
PO Box 1458
Portland, ME, 04104

Questions to:
Daniel Burson, Literary Manager
207.774.1043 x105
dburson@portlandstage.org

The website has the application and all the information:  http://www.portlandstage.org/Page.189.Studio+Rep+Proposals


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MPBN Seeks Producer/ Host

Maine Public Broadcasting Network seeks "All Things Considered" / "Maine Things Considered" Producer - Host
Deadline 05-07-2014

MPBN is an award-winning statewide public radio service looking for an exceptional and experienced journalist and host to produce and anchor the dynamic Monday through Friday news and information-filled drive-time program block of All Things Considered / Maine Things Considered.

Looking for someone who is:

  •  An experienced confident journalist that maintains the highest level of ethics and integrity.
  • A curious person by nature who finds exploring and explaining issues, events and cultures for the audience a pleasure.
  • Comfortable dealing with breaking news and working under pressure and deadlines.
  • At ease with live interviews just as much as with pre-produced pieces.
  • An engaging host with a professional, conversational and personable on-air style.
  • Familiar and at ease with digital reporting and production techniques.
  • Engaged with and enthused by social media.
  • In your element out in the public and enthusiastic about representing the station at public events and meetings.
  • Able to work under pressure and multitask easily.
  • Confident working on your own and just as easily as part of an award-winning news team.
  • Eager to explore Maine’s largest city, Portland.  In the best state in the country.

MPBN is a statewide dual licensee that proudly serves the citizens of this state, surrounding regions and the world online with an award-winning local news effort. MPBN is consistently among the top stations in the country in percentage of the community it serves.  Our strategic priorities include journalistic excellence, a digital first workplace, and connecting the world to Maine. We have offices in several locations in the state with our news staff headquartered in our major market, Portland, where this position will be based.

Submit cover letter, resume, and audio files or links to examples that include news program hosting, newscast delivery, reporting, live interviews, and news script examples of your reporting to apply@mpbn.net.

For more information, find the full position description on our Careers page through “About” at mpbn.net

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Maine Crime Writers Conference

Maine Writers and Publishers  inaugural Maine Crime Wave conference
Event Date 04-19-2014 at the Glickman Library at the University of Southern Maine in Portland

Maine Writers and Publishers is excited to announce the inaugural Maine Crime Wave conference! The day-long event will include a keynote address from best-selling author Tess Gerritsen, panel discussions, theme-specific workshops, manuscript critiques, book-signings with sales provided by Kelly’s Books To Go, and more!

From television stalwarts such as Murder, She Wrote and Dark Shadows to the works of Stephen King, Maine has a reputation as the spookiest state in the nation. Never mind that statistics consistently show the Pine Tree State to be one of the country’s safest places, in the public’s imagination, Maine equals murder, mystery, and mayhem.

One explanation for the state’s dark reputation is the character of our landscape: impenetrable forests, weather-beaten seascapes haunted by foghorns, remote islands that strangers visit at their own risk. Combine this ripe landscape with the sheer number of writers who are practicing their own dark arts and Maine is, unsurprisingly, a haven for crime and suspense novelists.

Why are writers drawn to Maine? Atmosphere to be sure—the same qualities that intrigue readers of thrillers are catnip for authors of suspense fiction—but another attraction is the connectivity of Maine’s literary network. In other places, the term “writing community” is an oxymoron. Here in Maine it is the real deal, thanks in part to the MWPA’s mission to bring together the state’s most creative minds.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

MWPA Members: $95 (conference & workshops)
MWPA Members: $120 (conference & workshops + morning coffee bar & lunch)
Nonmembers: $155 (conference & workshops)
Nonmembers: $175 (conference & workshops + morning coffee bar & lunch)
MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE

MWPA Members: $50
Nonmembers: $75

More information at:
http://mainewriters.org/2014-maine-crime-wave/

Monday, April 7, 2014

Haystack Conference

Haystack Conference on Craft Thinking: Ideas on Making, Materials, and Creative Process
Event date July 6-10 

Since 2006 Haystack has presented a five-day summer conference examining issues related to contemporary craft. Conferences have examined a variety of themes, among these the language of craft, design, risk, the hand, and the object.

This summer's conference will focus on ideas and creative process--relating to craft in a broad sense. Our presenters come from a variety of creative disciplines, from the arts to the sciences, makers, researchers, writers, and thinkers who are working in ways that explore both traditional and digital approaches to making and the creative process.

Conference Fee is $395
 
Room & Board
Single w/bath $720
Twin w/bath $490
Quad w/bath $435
Twin near central washroom $320
Triple near central washroom $195
Dorm near central washroom $155
Day student $130

Rates include all meals

Register today! Enrollment in Haystack's Summer Conference is on a first come, first served basis.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Harpo New Works Grant

Harpo Foundation New Work Project Grants to non-profit organizations
Deadline  04-22-2014 (letter of inquiry)

Step One: Submit this Letter of Inquiry (LOI) form online by April 22, 2014 (11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time)
• Applicants will be notified by July 14, 2014 if a full application is requested.

Step Two: Applicants who advance to step two will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 1, 2014 (11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time)
.

Eligibility

  • Tax exempt 501c3 organizations
  • Presenting venues and hosting organizations may only submit one application a year
  • Fiscal sponsors may submit proposals on behalf of more than one artist a year
  • Institutions in countries outside of the United States are eligible but if awarded must be prepared to supply the foundation with a legal affidavit written in English qualifying its tax exempt activities and structure
  • Criteria

The foundation considers proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are under recognized by the field. This production may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition.

Funding decisions are made by the Board of Directors. Awards are made of up to $10,000.  The number of awards is determined each year by the annual granting budget. Project grant funds must be used for costs in direct support of new work by the proposed artist, including artist honorarium.

More information at: http://www.harpofoundation.org/new-work-project-grants/

http://www.harpofoundation.org/

Saturday, April 5, 2014

2014 Philanthropy Conference

Maine Philanthropy Center's biennial Partners Conference: The Magic of Synergy: 1 + 1=3
Event Date 05-07-2014

Join us for Maine Philanthropy Center's biennial Philanthropy Partners Conference, the Magic of Synergy: 1 + 1=3, on Wednesday, May 7 at Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center in Northport, Maine.

Philanthropy Partners Conference
Wednesday, May 7
8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.

Related Funders Events
Funders Dinner, Wednesday, May 7
6:00 p.m.

Funders Forum , Thursday, May 8
8:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Synergy is "the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of its individual effects." When the parts interact effectively it produces a magical energy that allows the group to outperform even the best of its individual members and do more than was otherwise thought possible. However simply interacting and relating to one another in a business-as-usual way won't get it done. It will take a willingness to go beyond one's current purview, explore new dimensions and take some risks together...It will require new thinking, new behavior and new action. This year's conference is dedicated to breaking out of business as usual and generating synergy.

Guest Speaker Heather Peeler, Vice President, Programs, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations kicks off the day with her keynote address, "Cracking the Network Code" followed by 12 breakout sessions featuring more than 30 emerging, experienced and inspirational leaders from philanthropic and nonprofit organizations in Maine.

Register for the 2014 Philanthropy Partners Conference at:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e8zrmkiw69925b56&llr=vjgqnhcab

https://www.mainephilanthropy.org/2014-philanthropy-partners-conference

Friday, April 4, 2014

Endangered Language Fund

Endangered Language Fund Announces 2014 Funding Priorities
Deadline 04-22-2014

The Endangered Language Fund was founded in 1996 with the goal of supporting language preservation and documentation projects. To that end, ELF provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic fieldwork related to languages in danger of disappearing within a generation or two.

Priority is given to projects that serve both the native community and the field of linguistics. Work that has immediate applicability to one group and more distant application to the other  also will be considered. Publishing subventions are a low priority, although they will be considered.

ELF expects grants in this round to be less than $4,000 in amount and to average about $2,000. Funds can be applied to consultant fees, tapes, films, travel, etc., but not overhead.

Researchers and language activists from any country are encouraged to apply.
http://www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/request.php

For complete program guidelines and  application instructions, visit the Endangered Language Fund Web site. http://www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Citizens' Institute on Rural Design

Citizens' Institute on Rural Design invites proposals for rural communities facing design challenges
Deadline 05-06-2014

The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design, a leadership initiative of the  National Endowment for the Arts, works with  rural communities  of 50,000 or less to enhance their quality of life and economic vitality through facilitated design workshops.

CIRD’s workshop program brings together local leaders, nonprofits, and community organizations with a team of specialists in design, planning, and creative placemaking to address challenges such as strengthening local economies, enhancing rural character, leveraging cultural assets, and designing efficient housing and transportation systems.

Each community selected to participate in the program will receive $7,000 to support planning for and hosting a two-day workshop and will be required to provide approximately $7,000 in matching funds (cash or in-kind).

CIRD will work with the communities to assemble teams of specialists based on the communities' individual needs. In addition, workshops will be augmented with conference calls and webinar presentations open to the public and led by experts on topics related to rural design.

See the CIRD Web site for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MBDA Band Festival

Maine Band Directors' Association Concert Band Festival. 
Event 04- 08 and 09- 2014

The purpose of the Maine Band Directors' Association Concert Festival is to stimulate and foster greater interest in concert band music and to provide an exchange of instrumental concepts which will be of benefit to students and directors.

The 2014 MBDA Concert Band Festival will be held at Scarborough High School on Tuesday, April 8th, and Wednesday, April 9th.

This is a non-competitive event in which directors may opt for a rating (I-V) or for comments only. No results or ratings will be posted. Judges' comments will be both taped and written (host school provides the tapes and tape recorders). Four judges will be hired so that three judges will hear one band while the fourth is giving a clinic in another room.

Complete information at: http://www.mebda.org/concertband.html

http://www.mebda.org/

Great Falls Forum

Great Falls Forum, talks and lectures at Lewiston Public Library Callahan Hall
Ongoing 

All Great Falls Forum programs take place on Fridays from 12 noon to 1 pm in the Library’s Callahan Hall. The programs are free and no advance registration is required. The Forum is a bring-your-own lunch event. Coffee, tea and bottled water are available at the program.

Our Great Falls Forum co-sponsors are the Sun Journal and Bates College. For more information contact the Library’s Adult Services desk at 513-3135 or via email at LPLReference@LewistonMaine.gov

http://lplonline.org/events-programs/great-falls-forum/

http://lplonline.org/

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NEFA Creative Economy Sessions

New England Foundation for the Arts Creative Grounds outreach, Portland 
Event Date 04-11-2014

NEFA has begun a CreativeGround/Creative Economy tour of New England and are eager to come to your community. Email us with upcoming creative economy meetings or workshops if interested in having us participate. For a full schedule of events, visit the NEFA Events page.

UPCOMING CREATIVEGROUND/CREATIVE ECONOMY SESSIONS

  • March 27: Vermont Arts Council Grants Workshop, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
  • March 28: Vermont Arts Council Grants Workshop, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT
  • April 8: Artists Convening, Southside Community Center, South Providence, RI
  • April 11: NEFA Info Session, Space Gallery, Portland, ME  

The next New England Creative Economy Network meeting will be held in May/June. Stay tuned for details!


VSA Playwright Discovery Competition

Kennedy Center 2014 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition
Deadline 04-28-2014

The VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites middle and high school students to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of script writing. Writers may write from their own experience and observations, or create fictional characters and settings. Scripts can be comedies, dramas, or even musicals-be creative! Young writers with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit a script. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group of students.

Teacher resource guide can be found at:
http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/programs/playwright_resources.cfm

Complete Information at:
http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/programs/playwright_discovery.cfm