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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Penobscot Theatre Musical Director

Penobscot Theatre seeks a Musical Director for its Summer Program
Deadline Until Filled

The Education Department at Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor, Maine is currently seeking a Musical Director for its Dramatic Academy Summer Program. Responsibilities include leading vocal warm ups, providing vocal technique instruction, teaching vocal parts to students, assisting in rehearsals in collaboration with director/choreographer,and accompanying performances.

Classes are held June 23 - July 17 with performances July 18,19,20. Classroom hours 10-noon, 2-3pm, 5-8pm. $525 weekly (4 weeks). Possibility of housing if necessary.

Please send cover letter and resume to Director of Education and Outreach,Jasmine Ireland at jasmine@penobscottheatre.org or by mail to Penobscot Theatre Company, 115 Main St., 4th Floor, Bangor, ME 04401.

http://penobscottheatre.org/

Friday, May 30, 2014

Port Opera Film Fest

Port Opera Film Festival seeks student films 
Deadline 06-27-2014

If you don’t know the story of Rigoletto, by Giuseppe Verdi, you probably should. A vicious tale of family curses and revenge, it is every bit as scandalous a story today as it was when it was first performed in 1851.
Make A Movie!

The PORTopera FILMfest is asking young filmmakers, writers, and musicians in Maine to collaborate and give Verdi’s operatic melodies a 21st century twist. We are looking for student films that use the music of Rigolleto to inspire a new story. Weave Verdi’s music into whatever kind of film you like: music video, soap opera, horror film, sci-fi, whatever. If it uses the music of Rigoletto and it’s a student film, it’s good to go.
What Do I Get?

1) A screening at a Portland-area theater.
2) The knowledge that you are helping to bring this timeless music to new audiences.
3) Oh, and cash.

That’s right. There are cash awards for the creative teams that do it best. The films will be judged based on their production value, their writing, and most importantly, how they incorporate the music of Verdi into the piece.

First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize:  $100



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Skowhegan Lecture Series

2014 Barbara Lee Artist Lecture Series at the Skowhegan School 
Multiple event dates (June - August) 

Taking place at the Old Dominion Fresco Barn Skowhegan Campus, Skowhegan, Maine
Lectures begin at 8:30PM and are free and open to the public

Jennie C. Jones - June 9
Jeffrey Gibson - June 11
Sigrid Sandström - June 13
Luis Camnitzer - June 14
Marc Swanson - June 18
Yoshua Okón - June 20
Simon Critchley - July 11 (Paul Mellon Distinguished Fellow)
Sheila Hicks - July 16
Betye Saar - July 18
Abraham Cruzvillegas - July 25
Roni Horn - August 1

Please call 207.474.9345 to confirm the dates and times of the lectures.
For directions to campus, please email us at mail@skowheganart.org

http://www.skowheganart.org/

MENSK Maine Filmmakers Call

Mensk Maine is looking for local filmmakers to submit short films to a Rooftop Film Series.
Deadline Ongoing 

The mission of MENSK is to inspire and support personal, local, and regional action for the development of creative and sustainable communities. MENSK aims to be the missing link between ideation and execution of your project, idea, or event. MENSK is the last step, the logical leap, or the missing piece. The rest is you.

OUR GOAL:
    + To encourage grass roots networking and act as a platform for community members to creatively inter-relate.
    + To offer logistical, legal, and collaborative support of State of Maine based artistic projects.
    + To broaden and enhance individual and community perspectives and artistic involvement & collaboration.
    + To promote the conservation of energy and the reliance on sustainable resources and increase the awareness of the inter-connectivity of transportation, agriculture, vocation, recreation, art, our community and ourselves.

http://www.menskmaine.org/#!short-film-submissions/cvhb

http://www.menskmaine.org/

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Entrepreneurial Education Series

The Hatchery:  An Entrepreneurial Education Series in Belfast. 
Event Date 05-29-2014

Belfast Free Library, Thursday evening, May 29 (7-8:30pm)
Cost: Free
Register by calling:
(207) 338-388
   
These courses are designed to help people create a meaningful business plan - the DNA of starting and running a business.  Our last session for this Hatchery series will be a great one.  Join us for:

Real Stories of Local Entrepreneurs:
Broo and Jennifer Temple, Clean Bee Laundry
Jeff Wolovitz, Heiwa Tofu
Jay Gibson, Metaphor Bronze

The Hatchery is a cooperative effort of the Belfast Free Library, MaineStream Finance,  
Belfast Chamber of Commerce, and Midcoast Magnet.

http://www.belfastlibrary.org/

http://www.midcoastmagnet.com/

Fitch Mid-Career Grant

Fitch Mid-Career grants for historic preservation,  decorative arts and architectural history
Deadline 10-15-2014

The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation provides mid-career grants to professionals working in the fields of historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, decorative arts, architectural design, and architectural history.

Fitch Mid-Career grants of up to $15,000 are awarded annually to one or two mid-career professionals with at least ten years of experience as well as an academic background, professional experience, and an established identity in one or more of the eligible fields. The foundation will consider proposals for research and/or execution of a preservation-related project in any of the eligible fields.

Projects will be evaluated based on a range of criteria, including the potential for the project to make a meaningful contribution to the academic and/or professional field of historic preservation in the United States and the inventiveness and creativity of the planned project.

Grants are awarded only to individuals. The foundation does not fund university-sponsored research projects or dissertation research.

Applicants must be legal residents or citizens of the United States.

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

http://fitchfoundation.org/filter/Grants/ApplicationFitch-Mid-Career-Grant-and-Samuel-H-Kress-Fellowship

http://fitchfoundation.org

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Freeport Historical Society Job

Freeport Historical Society is seeking a full-time Executive Director
Deadline 06-30-2014

The Freeport Historical Society, located in Freeport Maine, is seeking a full-time Executive Director to provide leadership during a period of continuing growth.  The Freeport Historical Society is a vital and much respected organization with a 45 year track record of successful stewardship of a significant collection including two major properties, the 140 acre Historic Pettengill Farm at Freeport, Maine, situated in a unique saltwater environment, and Harrington House, the Society's headquarters on Freeport's Main Street.

During recent years, the Society has achieved significant growth in both individual and business memberships and increased revenues through the implementation of a multi-year development campaign. The Society has also significantly increased its local and regional visibility with unique programming and events while successfully interacting with families, schools, and artisans often through hands-on, educational experiences. The Society has a longstanding, positive history of an active, engaged, and collaborative board of trustees.

The successful candidate for this position will help guide the Society to its next level of development through visionary leadership while serving as the conduit of increasing Society interaction with various groups including community and educational organizations, government planning and design review boards, businesses, grant providers, and financial benefactors.
Experience with capital campaign development, grant writing, and website management are also desirable.

Required skills include strategic planning, budget creation and management, and the ability to clearly communicate both internally and externally.Collaborative problem solving, delegation, and organizational skills are also desirable. Previous utilization of these skills in the context of historic preservation, management of historic properties, and museum operations would be favored. Experience as an Executive Director or an increasingly responsible supervisory position is desired. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to FHS Executive Director Search Committee via email at mailto: FHSsearch@gmail.com

http://freeporthistoricalsociety.org/

Monday, May 26, 2014

NEA ArtWorks Grant

National Endowment for the Arts, Artworks grant
Deadline 07-20-2014

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is accepting applications for Art Works 2015, a signature program supporting a variety of artistic disciplines through projects meeting the highest standards of excellence, while engaging the public and enhancing the livability of communities nationwide. Fields such as arts education, design, dance, visual arts, museums, music and opera—among others—are incorporated into projects such as commissions, residencies, workshops, performances, exhibitions, publications, festivals, and professional development programs.

http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Creative Aging Workshops

Creative Aging Teaching Artist Workshops, Portland and Winter Harbor
Event date May 29 and 30

The Portland Public Library, Schoodic Arts for All and the Maine Arts Commission are joining
forces to sponsor two Creative Aging Teaching Artists Workshops.

The first will be held  May 29, 10 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Portland Public Library

The second will be May 30,  10 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor.

The workshops will introduce artists to the field of Creative Aging, focusing on:
Best practices in Creative Aging
Qualities and qualifications for teaching artists
Designing and facilitating Creative Aging programs
Curriculum development and social engagement strategies
Nuts and bolts of program implementation

A goal of the training is to introduce artists to the emerging field of Creative Aging in preparation for the Maine Arts Commission's new teaching artists' roster. The roster will be an online directory of artists with experience in participatory, skill-building instruction with training in creative aging program development. Representing a range of artistic disciplines, the roster will be free and accessible to organizations interested in developing Creative Aging programs.

For further information, please email  kathleen.mundell@maine.gov or call 207-287-6746

https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Traditional/CreativeAging#


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Maine Arts Education Scholarships

New England Summit on Arts Education scholarships
Deadline open until filled

The Maine Arts Commission is offering a limited number of scholarships to teaching artists who are interested in participating  attending at the three-day New England Summit on Arts Education (July 29-31).

For more information, contact the agency's Director of Arts Education, Argy Nestor:  argy.nestor@maine.gov 

http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/NESummit#


Friday, May 23, 2014

(E)merge Art Fair

(E)merge Art Fair seeks artists (DC)
Deadline 05-30-2014

The fourth edition of the (e)merge art fair will take place October 2–5, 2014, in Washington, DC, at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. The (e)merge art fair connects emerging art professionals from around the globe with collectors, curators, and cultural decision-makers in Washington, DC. The relaxed environment of (e)merge creates a focused, authentic art experience for a new generation of art consumers in the DC region. The (e)merge Artist Platform presents a juried selection of works by independent artists displayed throughout the hotel’s public areas. Applications are now being accepted for artists, galleries, and exhibitors.

www.art202.com/2014/03/12/emerge-art-fair-launches-for-2014 

Cinema Studies Faculty

Colby College seeks Cinema Studies - Part-time, Temporary Faculty Members
Deadline Open until Filled. 

Colby College seeks part-time, temporary faculty members to teach one or two courses in Cinema Studies during the 2014-15 academic year. College-level teaching experience required. PhD or MFA preferred. Desired areas of expertise include but are not limited to: documentary cinema, digital video production, non-US national cinemas, and video art.

Interested candidates should submit dossiers containing cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi and statement of teaching philosophy and research interests to cinemastudiessearch@colby.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 12, 2014, and will continue until the positions are filled.

For more information about the College, please visit the Colby web site:
http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/academic.cfm

 www.colby.edu

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bowdoin Museum Collections Manager

Bowdoin Museum of Art is seeking an Interim Registrar and Collections Manager  
Deadline 05-23-2014

The Registrar is responsible for the daily security and management of collections and collections records, electronic and paper; supervises all art handling, incoming and outgoing packing and shipping, and conservation; and manages rights, reproductions and insurance. This is a one year, fixed length, position: half-time July 21 - Aug 1, 2014, then full-time through August 15, 2015.  Education/Skills Requirements: Required: High school diploma or GED; Bachelor's degree (art, art history, or art conservation preferred).

Also required, strong computer skills (Microsoft Office and Outlook); demonstrated knowledge of EMBARK software; excellent organizational and information management skills; and excellent supervisory and oral communication skills.

Minimum 3 years' experience in registering works of art in a gallery, auction house, or museum (preferred); demonstrated experience with national and international art packing and shipping and insurance practices are required. Familiarity with digital imaging preferred.

Complete information at:    https://careers.bowdoin.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1400775762234

http://www.bowdoin.edu/

Office of Citizen Exchanges, Call

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs RFP
Deadline 05-29-2014

The Cultural Programs Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges, in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition, for three projects under the FY 2014 Creative Arts Exchange (CAE).

 The Bureau’s CAE initiatives are arts-based, international, people-to-people exchanges that support and further U.S. Department of State foreign policy objectives. Under the 2014 Creative Arts Exchange, the ECA Bureau will award one Cooperative Agreement under each theme, not to exceed the given amount for each of the following programs: American Music Abroad ($1,500,000); American Film Showcase ($1,500,000); and DanceMotion USA ($1,300,000).

www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=ECA

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NEA New Tech. Webinar

National Endowment Arts & Human Development Task Force Free Webinar
Event date  May 21, 2014 - 15:00

Free webinar at 3pm today
How will new technologies like Google Glass foster creative expression and learning? Join award-winning product designer and inventor Hayes Raffle as he explores this and other questions on the intersections of technology and the arts. Raffle is the Principal of Topobo, LLC and Staff Interaction Researcher working on Project Glass at Google[x], a research facility dedicated to making major technological advancements.

Register at:
http://arts.gov/event/2014/arts-human-development-task-force-may-2014-webinar

Polari Film Festival

Polari Film Festival call (TX)
Deadline 06-01-2014

The Polari Film Festival in Austin, TX cultivates the Texas LGBTQI community by enlightening, educating, and entertaining through programs that enrich the LGBTQI and ally communities while developing LGBTQI awareness. Filmmakers are invited to submit entries in eight different categories, including digital and interactive media projects (multimedia, performance, and interactive projects).

http://agliff.org/

Songwriting Competition

19th Annual USA Songwriting Competition seeking submissions 
Deadline 05-30-2014

Since 1995, the USA Songwriting Competition®, the world's leading international songwriting event, has been honoring songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists everywhere. This is open to all, regardless of nationality or country origin.

*Winners are selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges including record label publishers, producers, A&R from Universal Music, Warner, EMI, Sony Music, and other distinguished professionals. This is your chance to be discovered by the biggest names in the music business!

Our competition offers a shot at the big time for songwriters, original solo artists, and bands everywhere around the world. For you it is the contest that might just open the right doors, make the right connections and get your songs heard. Winning songs receive radio airplay! (the first for any songwriting competition!).

This is not American Idol - this is the professional songwriting competition that offers winners the clout that it it takes to really make it!

:. Radio Airplay!
:. Grand Prize of US$50,000 in Cash & Merchandise!
:. 15 different categories
:. Winners Will Be determined by Top Music Industry Pros*

http://www.songwriting.net/enter-usa-songwriting-competition/

http://www.songwriting.net/

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Rufus Porter Museum Director

Rufus Porter Museum is seeking an Interim Director, Bridgton Maine 
Deadline until filled

An Interim Director is being sought to oversee the management of the RPM for the summer and early fall. This ten-year old museum concentrates on folk art of western Maine, and especially the art and inventions of the renowned Rufus Porter, who grew up in the Bridgton area and preserved the scenes of the area in his historical painted wall murals throughout New England in the 1820-40 period. The Museum is currently renovating a house placed on the National Register of Historic Places with plans to move operations this coming year, plus developing plans for an enlarged campus. This full time position supervises a small staff and many volunteers. The Director will oversee outreach and education to support our mission. A candidate with past museum management and grant writing experience is preferred.

Apply: Send resumes with recent salary history and three references may be submitted to j.k.lindberg@att.net

www.rufusportermuseum.org

Monday, May 19, 2014

Four Minute Film Fest

Four Minute Film Festival 2014 seeks films, Portland Maine
Deadline 05-21-2014

Four Minute Film Festival wants your short film shown at the Nick for a month. The Festival submission deadline is Wednesday May 21.

http://fourminutefilmfest.com

KahBang Art Installation

KahBang Music & Art Festival is accepting proposals for art installations 
Deadline 07-01-2014

The KahBang Festival has a unique and beautiful footprint: Downtown Bangor to the Bangor Waterfront but we could make it a lot cooler with your help.  With unlimited possibilities to what you can create and the space in which to do so, we’re really upping the potential for exposure for installation artists and builders this August 7th-10th.  Our Art Festival team is accepting proposals for large scale art, light, sound and water exhibits.

Festival-goers experience our artists’ creative visions for installations, light and sound exhibits, live painting, large & small scale sculpture, photography, fine art, graphic design, projection mapping and video projects (and whatever else our artists can dream up) over the course of our 4-day event.  We like to keep it weird here at KAHBANG. We mean it when we say that we’re open to all forms of installation art and exhibit proposals, so get yourself organized and show us what you’ve got!

To submit a proposal for consideration, please complete our form by July 1st 2014 to allow adequate time for planning & logistics with our Art Festival team.
http://www.kahbangarts.org/submit/

info@kahbangarts.org

http://www.kahbangarts.org

Sunday, May 18, 2014

"Light on the River" Call

"Light on the River" benefit Art Show and Sale Gala at the Coleman Burke Gallery, Artist Call
Deadline 08-1-2014
Event Date 10-25-2014

 "Light on the River" benefit Art Show & Sale Gala at the Coleman Burke Gallery, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine.

Work Media & Size: All media that will fit within the bounds of 125-square inches to represent the 1.25 miles of the Androscoggin Brunswick-Topsham Riverwalk.

JURIED with NO FEE:
1. Cover letter describing work to be submitted.

2. Two to three (2-3) digital images on or may be sent by via USPS on a USB or by email via transfer big files or other transferring software that allows all images to be sent in one package. Images should be presented in JPEG format with image size set to 72 dpi resolution, 8" x 10" image size, approximately.

3. Artist Resume including 150-word (maximum) biography to be used during exhibit and for publicity.

Timeline: Benefit Art Show: Hung early in day October 25 for evening sale between 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Selection Process: A jury consisting of Robert Colburn, Director of Bayview Gallery, Dennis Griggs, Photographer, Owner of Tannery Hill Studios and Connie Lundquist Brunswick Artist will review the art. There will be judging of: 1st, 2nd & 3rd best in show.

Category awards will be: landscape, still life, figure, animal, abstract.

Notification to artist: All artists will be notified by August 15 via email of the art that will be hung. Please include your email address.

Accepted Artwork: All 2-dimensional media that will fit within 125 sq inch. Hanging should be with standard picture wire. Works on paper should be framed in some way as to permit the easy and safe display of the artwork. WALL SPACE will be available for all art.

Entries Due: August 1, 2014

Delivery: Friday, October 24 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Fort Andross Conference Room.

Event: October 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Preview will be online from September 8 until the day of the event. Online exhibit preview on or linked to the Androsocggin Riverwalk website.

Pickup Artwork by: Sunday, October 26 between 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Fort Andross Conference Room.

Sales: All pieces of art will be sold for $250. The artist will receive $125 and the other $125 will go to the Androscoggin Riverwalk project $1 per every one-hundredth of a mile.

Contact: connielundquist98@gmail.com

Please click here for an Application. http://www.androscogginriverwalk.org/

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Public Art, Rockland

Requests for Proposals for the public display of art in Rockland Maine
Deadline 05-29-2014

Requests for Proposals for the public display of art in Rockland will be accepted by the Rockland City Manager, Rockland City Hall, 270 Pleasant Street, Rockland, ME 04841, up to 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 29, 2014, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

The Request for Proposals is available at the Office of the City Manager, Rockland City Hall, 270 Pleasant Street, Rockland, ME 04841, telephone (207) 594-0300, and on the City website: http://bit.ly/RocklandMEPurchasing.

Proposals should be placed in sealed envelopes and plainly marked as follows:

Public Art Display Proposal
DO NOT OPEN UNTIL 2:00 PM
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Proposers may be represented at bid opening if so desired. Faxed or e-mailed bids will not be accepted. The City of Rockland reserves the right to waive any informality that does not materially affect a proposal, and to reject any or all proposals should it be deemed in the best interests of the City to do so.

Contact tluttrell@ci.rockland.me.us

Full RFP http://www.ci.rockland.me.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={FAFFE1C3-B05F-49C2-9BBC-6515218AD563}

Friday, May 16, 2014

Summer Theatre Camp

Camp Vega, an all girl summer camp is looking for a theatre technician to do lights and sound.
Job Dates 06/19/14 - 08/15/14

Pay $1700 for two months at an all girls camp working in the theater.
I need someone who is skilled in sound and lights. We do three full length shows. Good for beginning technician. Room and Board included.

Please email me if interested.
Shannon Thurston
Department Head of Theater
info@campvega.com

Business Address
317 Echo Lake Road
Fayette, ME 04349

https://vega.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App

www.campvega.com

NEFA NEST Reminder

New England Foundation for the Arts: New England States Touring grant
Deadline 06-02-2014

NEFA's New England States Touring (NEST) grant program provides support to New England-based nonprofit organizations (known as presenters) for performances and community activities by select New England performing artists. CreativeGround houses the directory of all artists (search for profiles that are NEST eligible) who may be chosen by applicants for funding.

Applications are due June 2, 2014 for projects beginning on or after September 1, 2014.

http://www.creativeground.org/

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

http://www.nefa.org/

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bethel Art Fair

25th Annual Bethel Art Fair, call to artists
Deadline 06-30-2014
Event date July 5 and 6, 2014

NEW 2-DAY EVENT
Saturday only - $85 for single exhibitors, $140 for two exhibitors and $175 for groups of 3 or more

Sunday only - $60 for single exhibitors, $110 for two exhibitors and $150 for groups of 3 or more

BOTH DAYS - $120 for single exhibitors, $200 for two exhibitors and $300 for groups of 3 or more

Booth spot size is 12 x 12'

Exhibitors are responsible for tent and all displays

10' Tables are available for rent $20 a piece

All work must be of original design and creation.

Photos must be submitted with applications of artists who have not previously exhibited in the Bethel Art Fair.

Artists also the opportunity to submit work for awards judging for Best of Show & Honorable Mention Ribbons.

Community groups are welcome to participate for $40.

Food vendor spots are $125. Food vendors must provide proof of insurance with application.

GUIDELINES
http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102741444838-631/2014+BAF+Artist+Artisan+GUIDELINES.pdf

APPLICATION
http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102741444838-632/2014+Bethel+Art+Fair+APPLICATION.pdf

Email: info@mahoosucarts.org

www.mahoosucarts.org

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Do Something Grant

Do Something Youth Community Seed Grant
Deadline- Open

Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? If you answered, "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Seed Grant. We give out a $500 Do Something every week to help young people! These grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start your program and realize your ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow your impact.

Steps to Apply:
Create a Project Posting for your existing project.
Check out our Judging Criteria for help with your application.
Fill out an Online Application.
Check out the FAQ if you have more questions

Required:
A budget detailing how the $500 will be used
A recommendation from a non-family member

More information at: http://www.dosomething.org/grants/seed-grants

Apply at: http://www.dosomething.org/user/registration?destination=node/718444

http://www.dosomething.org

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

National Small Works 2014

Washington Printmakers Gallery: Call for Entries: National Small Works 2014
Deadline: 05-31-2014

This exhibition is open to any artist 18 years of age or older residing in the continental United States. Submitted prints must be no larger than 170 square inches (image) and no wider than 18 inches (frame).

Juried by Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum at the Katzen

AWARDS
First Prize: Solo exhibition at WPG in August 2015

Second Prize: $200 gift certificate presented by
Graphic Chemical & Ink, Co.

Third Prize: $100 gift certificate presented by
Renaissance Graphic Arts

Exhibition runs 30 July - 31 August 2014

Visit our website or download the prospectus for full details.
http://washingtonprintmakers.com/event/national-small-works-ii/
http://washingtonprintmakers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014NSWProspectus.pdf

Damon Arhos
Phone: 301/273-3660
info@washingtonprintmakers.com
www.washingtonprintmakers.com

Monday, May 12, 2014

Grants to Green Maine

Maine Downtown Center Grants to Green Maine funds to make historic buildings more efficient
Deadline 09-15-2014. (FIRST COME FIRST SERVED) 

Grants to Green Maine will accept Assessment Applications on a rolling basis beginning on June 15, 2014. Online applications will be available by June 1, 2014.

Assessment Applications are for funding energy audits in preparation for larger energy projects. Applicants should submit the Assessment Application and any supporting materials through the online application at the same time.

Grants to Green Maine will accept applications no later than September 15, 2014. Applicants should complete the on-line application and submit all supporting materials at the same time. Online applications will be available no later than June 1, 2014.

Implementation Grants will range from $10,000 to $100,000 with a 1:1 match either cash, in-kind or government or industry incentives identified by Efficiency Maine. To be eligible, the applicant must have completed a qualified energy audit and used the results to develop a board approved energy efficiency plan for their historic building.

Must be classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501 c)(3) of the I.R.S. code as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, donations to which are deductible as charitable contributions under Section 170(c)(2) and the IRS determination must be current.

More information at: http://www.mdf.org/g2gmaine_overview.php

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Artist in Wilderness Residency

Artist in Wilderness Residency, call to visual artists, CO
Deadline 06-15-2014

The Wilderness Workshop’s Artist in Wilderness residency program invites applications for four one-week residences in 2014-15. Professional artists working in any medium of painting or drawing are welcome to apply. Two residencies will be held in the fall of 2014, and two will be held in early summer of 2015.

The Wilderness Workshop will provide each selected artist with housing, a guide as required, a $1500 stipend, and reimbursement for travel to/from Aspen up to $1000 ($400 for Colorado residents). Good health and endurance are essential. The artist will be responsible for his/her own food, equipment and materials, and will be expected to comply with all relevant USFS/BLM regulations.

Please visit our website to access more detailed residency information, as well as our online application: http://www.wildernessworkshop.org/our-work/aiw/

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Awesome Foundation, Grant

Awesome Foundation, Grant, $1,000 grant award every month for awesome projects

Deadline- Open

 Have a crazy brilliant idea that needs funding? We award $1,000 grants every month. It couldn't be simpler! Your idea is yours alone. We don't want a stake in it. We just want to help you make it happen! T

he Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons. The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest.

 More information at: http://www.awesomefoundation.org/

Friday, May 9, 2014

Curtis Library Volunteer Coordinator

Curtis Memorial Library is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator
Deadline  Immediate

Curtis Memorial Library has an exciting opportunity for a friendly, customer-focused individual to manage volunteer activity in the library including recruitment, training, scheduling and recognition. The Coordinator works with other library staff and the Curtis Friends to identify and create volunteer opportunities that support the goals of the Library. Curtis currently has more than 365 volunteers contributing more than 9,300 hours annually towards ongoing activities and special projects, including the Annual Curtis Friends Book Sale. The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to take initiative in all aspects of the job. Please see below for a complete job description and requirements. Position is part-time (18 hrs/wk) and includes occasional evening and weekend hours.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Department:       Administration
Level:                    LA8
Status:                  Part-time (18 hours/wk.)
Supervised by:    Assistant Director

Coordinates volunteer activity in the library including recruitment, training, scheduling and recognition. Collaborates with library constituencies to identify and create volunteer opportunities in line with the overall goals and policies of the library.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Engages with the community to promote library volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers; represents the library and makes public presentations
  • Works with library staff and Curtis Friends to identify volunteer needs and opportunities; uses creativity in developing new volunteer opportunities
  • Matches volunteers with tasks and activities
  • Maintains volunteer database
  • Schedules and tracks volunteer hours
  • Works with library staff and other volunteers to train new volunteers, and provides ongoing supervision
  • Assists in managing volunteer activities and projects including annual book sales, mailings, special events and ongoing library support
  • Manages recognition of volunteer contributions, including annual volunteer breakfast
  • Serves as liaison to other community volunteer groups
  • Qualifications and Requirements of Work
  • Ability to use diplomacy and tact to establish and maintain relationships with volunteers, library patrons, employees, outside businesses and organizations
  • Customer-focused and friendly
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and thoughts both verbally and in writing, including facility with public speaking and with designing and writing promotional materials
  • Ability to use resources and office technologies relevant to the job duties
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs, recognize and set priorities, and plan and organize own work
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring some bending, lifting, pushing, and walking; sufficient manual dexterity, ability to speak, and vision to perform job-specific tasks
  • Availability to work a varied schedule
  • Bachelor’s Degree or other life experience
Email resume and cover letter to Pam Jenkins, Asst. Director: pjenkins@curtislibrary.com. Review of application materials begins immediately.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

PIP Grants

Partners in Performance support for rural chamber music projects
Deadline- 05-15-2013

Founded by violinist Midori in 2003, Partners in Performance is a nonprofit organization which co-presents chamber music concerts with the goal of stimulating interest in classical music, specifically in smaller communities outside the radius and without the financial resources of major urban centers. Since its incorporation, Partners in Performance has sponsored 20+ concerts in states from Maine to Washington, with marked impact in the communities.

Partners in Performance accepts applications from January 15th each year, with a submission deadline of May 15.

Please visit the Application Info page to access the forms and guidelines at: http://www.pipmusic.org/app/

Applications will be submitted by email to nathan.j.reiff@gmail.com.

Questions may be addressed to nathan.j.reiff@gmail.com

http://www.pipmusic.org

Flint Projection, MI

Flint Projection call for video/digital art
Deadline 05-16-2014

Flint Projection is calling for submissions of video/digital art to be projected onto the façade of the Spencer Art House in Flint, MI. Concepts are open but artists are encouraged to apply with work regarding urban subjects, memory and hope.

Artists will be notified via email upon selection. Selected Media must then be mailed on DVD or CD as a Quicktime movie file on a data DVD that is formatted for both Mac and PC platforms, no sound allowed. All selected works will be included in a one-night installation on May 30th at 10:00pm at the Spencer Art House in Flint, Michigan.

There is no cost to apply

To apply: Email a Vimeo or Youtube link to a video less than 2 minutes in length. Jpeg images may also be sent via email. Video mapping is not required but encouraged. For downloadable image specs of the façade and more info visit: www.flintprojection.com

Email all applications to: flintprojection@gmail.com

www.flintprojection.com

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

317 Seeks Registrar

317 Main Street Community Music Center in Yarmouth seeks registrar (part time)
Deadline 05-16-2014

317 Main Street Community Music Center (317) is looking for an energetic, versatile, and customer-service oriented individual for a part-time position to manage and implement all aspects and details associated with 317's student registration and enrollment process. The individual will report to the Executive Director and work closely with teaching faculty to ensure maximum enrollment through efficient data entry and information organization skills, while maintaining a high level of customer focus and customer care. As the face of 317, this individual must work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented, customer service-focused atmosphere and be equally comfortable with developing creative solutions to our registration/enrollment systems for 400+ students, as well as the ability to pay attention to detail and problem-solve.

The primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • - Management of Registration/Enrollment Process.
  • - Plans, manages, and executes details and processes associated with private lesson, groups, classes, and workshop enrollment to ensure maximum student placement.
  • - Periodically reviews registration/enrollment policies and procedures and updates, as necessary.
  • - Supports collections process ensuring payment plans have been established and recorded.
  • - Works closely with the Director of Music Education to help place new music students, identify opportunities/needs for specific music programming, and supporting the teaching faculty/student interactions.
  • - Maintains the 317 registration database including initial data entry, scheduling, room assignments, and generation of various demographic, financial, and program reports.
  • - Maintains the 317 website including review and update of the website on a weekly basis to insure information regarding policies & procedures, program offerings, news, and other 317 events is current and accurate.
  • - Develops the 317 Annual Program Calendar that lays out all of the key dates/deadlines associated with registration and session dates, as well as other significant annual event dates.
  • - Supports other general administrative projects and needs, as required.
Required Skills include:
  • - Experience developing and implementing administrative systems.
  • - Ability to work independently in a fast-pace, customer-focused, and team-based environment.
  • - Demonstrated customer care orientation and experience.
  • - Excellent communications skills – written and oral.
  • - Ability to multi-task.
  • - Strong database management experience.
  • - Quotes pricing and performs collections associated with registration fees and tuition.
  • - Experience maintaining websites including ability to update and load new information.
  • - Proficiency with Macintosh computers and software.
  • Required hours for Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions (Late August through end of June)
  • - Monday through Thursday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (these are the preferred days/hours)
Please send a resume to registrar@317main.org. No calls please

http://317main.org/

Cascade Mountains Residency

Cascade Mountains Residency, Oregon
Deadline 06-15-2014

Every winter from January through March, creative individuals and collaborative groups are awarded the gift of time and space at our beautiful Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon, for monthlong residencies. Residencies are open to national and international artists in any discipline, as well as creative thinkers in engineering, design and the sciences, who have emerged and established themselves beyond university training.

To apply go to: www.CalderaArts.org
Contact AiR Director Elizabeth Quinn at
Elizabeth.Quinn@CalderaArts.org 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Warhol Writers Grant

The Creative Capital and Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program for writers addressing contemporary visual art issues.
Deadline 05-21-2014

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants ranging from 5,000 to 50,000 USD.

Writers who meet the program’s eligibility requirements are invited to apply in the following categories:

• Articles
• Blogs
• Books
• New and Alternative Media
• Short-Form Writing

Due to legal constraints we can only fund U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and holders of O-1 visas. For guidelines and additional eligibility requirements, please visit www.artswriters.org

Governors Island Art Fair, NY

Seeking Artists, Designers, and Galleries/Collectives for the 6th Annual Governors Island Art Fair
Deadline 06-02-2014

Each September, 4heads presents Governors Island Art Fair. GIAF exhibits 100 individual artists, galleries and designers from around the globe. Every year many thousands of viewers visit this extensive exhibition housed in the landmark structures of historic Governors Island.  Governors Island Art Fair is an exhibition like no other. It is organized, produced, promoted and installed entirely by working artists and volunteers. All exhibitors must transport, install and de-install their own works. Each artist or gallery is expected to be present and to communicate with the viewers during GIAF. Before applying, you must be certain that you can meet these requirements.

If you are an artist, designer or gallery and would like to submit an application please proceed to the proper page and read our Submissions Policies and FAQs. We do not accept submissions by mail.

http://www.4heads.org/

Monday, May 5, 2014

IMRC Residence Program

The University of Maine at Orono open call for its Researcher in Residence program at Intermedia MFA program/ Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center.
Deadline 06-15-2014

The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program, New Media Department and the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center (IMRC) are pleased to announce an open call for its Researcher in Residence program for the spring of 2015. The newly opened IMRC will offer two residencies every academic year, inviting creative researchers to work in the center, to foster and support innovative research in Intermedia and New Media at the University of Maine; to build on the University of Maine's reputation as a center of excellence; and to bring together students and faculty working at the IMRC Center with expert external participants to promote a collaborative and innovative creative research environment.

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

There are two yearly awardees, one in the spring and one in the fall for eight to twelve weeks. Residents will be selected from an open call based on the quality of the work or research being proposed, the availability of the necessary tools and skills to support the work, and the relation of the proposed statement of interest to the mission and activities of the IMRC, the Foster Student Innovation Center and/or the University of Maine.

 Residents are granted a stipend of $5,000, studio space, 24/7 access to the IMRC Center's state of the art facilities, a materials budget of $3,000, and support for travel costs to and from Orono, Maine. Housing during the residency is not provided, however the program can provide assistance to find accommodations.

To apply please follow the link below to complete your application to the Residency program. You will be asked to:

  • Complete the application. The application will ask for the contact information of three references. Letters of reference are not required.
  • Submit a Statement of Interest. Please provide a short statement, not to exceed 500 words, on the nature of your interests in the residency and plan and approaches for research conducted during stay.
  • Submit a current resume or CV PDF. Collaborative teams must submit individual resumes/CV.
  • Upload up to 10 images, video and/or audio clips of your work created in the last two years. (Files should be pdf, doc, docx, jpg, tiff, mp3, wav, mp4, mov, mpg and should not exceed 2M for images or 7M for audio or video files.)
  • Provide a file description list to include title of work (corresponding to file name), date executed, media and dimensions. Add any brief narrative necessary to inform the jury about each individual work.

Apply at: http://www.imrccenter.com/programs/residencies-fellowships-and-student-support/

For more information about the IMRC Center: http://www.imrccenter.com
For more information about the Intermedia MFA: www.intermediamfa.org
For more information about the New Media Program: http://newmedia.umaine.edu

The IMRC Researcher in Residence Program is made possible by support from the Intermedia MFA Program, the New Media Department, and the Alston D. and Ada Lee Correll New Media Fund.

For further information, please contact IMRC at imrccenter@maine.edu

Celebration Barn Scholarship

Celebration Barn Scholarship for performing arts; performers, directors and teachers.
Deadline 05-07-2014

Scholarship for Emerging Artists Scholarship for Devising Intensive Workshop: For performers, directors and teachers, the Devising Intensive is an incredible opportunity to push your work in new directions, test your strength and resilience with new technical skills, and open up new avenues of exploration in a supportive atmosphere of creative joy and discovery. http://www.celebrationbarn.com/event/devising-intensive/

Awards will have a value up to $1,650 and may include tuition, housing and the meal plan. While priority may be given to Maine residents, all are encouraged to apply.

To apply, fill out this registration form. Submit it along with a headshot, resume, and a letter of introduction that speaks to your motivation for taking this workshop, and expresses how this scholarship is helping you overcome financial obstacles to attend.
Form: http://www.celebrationbarn.com/registration/

Applications must submitted electronically to Mandy@CelebrationBarn.com

http://celebrationbarn.wordpress.com/

EmcArts Arts Development

EmcArts Invites Applications to the Innovation Lab for Arts-Development Agencies
Deadline 05-30-2014

EmcArts, in partnership with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, is accepting applications for Round 2 of the Innovation Lab for Arts Development Agencies, a sixteen-month program designed to help performing arts organizations and arts development agencies incubate and test strategies that address complex organizational challenges.

The Innovation Lab provides organizations selected on a competitive basis with space, time, and resources to explore and accelerate the design and testing of new organizational change strategies. Strategies selected for inclusion must offer substantial leverage for new, effective practices in the performing arts field, though they do not necessarily have to be large in scope or cost.

Examples of areas in which arts organizations are innovating include but are not limited to engaging audiences, and the wider community, in new ways; rethinking program formats, venues, and approaches; involving the public in co-creation activities; using technology to enhance the artistic experience; reconsidering the role of the creative artist in the organization; restructuring the organization for new demands and new ways of doing business; and partnering or merging with other organizations for greater reach and impact.

The program includes individual coaching, group facilitation, an intensive retreat with specialized faculty, and a variety of extended support systems tailored to the needs of each organization, including post-retreat support grants of $30,000 for project prototyping. An additional $9,000 in unrestricted operating support will be provided for the purpose of maintaining organizational momentum toward implementation and to assist with critical follow-up activities.

Round 2 of the is open to all American nonprofit organizations that do not produce or present the performing arts, but rather provide services in support of the ongoing development of an arts discipline, its organizations and practitioners, or of a particular area of arts activities (defined, for instance, geographically, or by theme – such as arts and disability). These organizations must serve individuals or organizations in the disciplines of theater, modern and contemporary dance, jazz, or multidisciplinary arts.

Visit the EmcArts Web site for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

http://emcarts.org/index.cfm?pagepath=Programs/Innovation_Lab_for_Arts_Development_Agencies&id=57308

http://emcarts.org/

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Women in Film Foundation

Women in Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund
Deadline: 05-23-2014

The Women in Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund provides cash awards ranging from $1,000–$15,000, as well as in-kind services, for the completion of films by, for, or about women. This opportunity is open to short and long formats in all genres, including narrative, documentary, educational, animated and experimental.

www.wif.org/foundation/film-finishing-fund

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Crayola Leadership Grants

Crayola Creative Leadership Grants, arts leadership grant for K-12 schools
Deadline 06-23-2014

Crayola, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, is accepting applications for the 2013 Creative Leadership Grant program. The program will award up to twenty grants of $2,500 to elementary schools working to develop a team of leaders who can help increase arts-infused education within school and beyond. In addition, each program will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000.

Applications will only be accepted from principals who are members of NAESP. Principals whose schools received a Creative Leadership grant in 2013 will not be eligible to apply for a grant this year, but may apply again in 2015.

Every school that submits an application by June 10 will receive a Crayola product Classpack.

More information can be found at: http://www.crayola.com/for-educators/ccac-landing/grant-program.aspx

http://www.crayola.com

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sea Grant Program

Sea Grant Program of Rhode Island is offering visual arts grant
Deadline 05-23-2014

The University of Rhode Island Department of Art and Art History is accepting proposals for the Visual Arts Sea Grant Program of Rhode Island, which supports projects by professional visual artists that illustrate themes related to the ocean environment and coastal communities.

Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to individual and/or collaborating artists in New England whose works are related to marine environment themes. The program will also consider curatorial projects.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Rhode Island visual arts professionals. Previous recipients of Sea Grant awards are not eligible to apply for five years. In addition, individuals enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student are not eligible. Proposal packages must include a maximum of ten .jpeg images in RGB format approximately 1024 pixels wide on a CD; a list of images with name, title, date, medium, dimensions, and filename information for each image; the artist's current resume and a brief statement outlining the objective of the proposal, the relevance of the work to ocean environments, and the relationship of the proposal to past work; an itemized budget including supplies, services, and support personnel; and a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of slides and materials.

- Email all entry attachments to: visualartsseagrant@gmail.com (Email subject line --your name and SeaGrant2014)

- Or, send "Dropbox" entries to: visualartsseagrant@gmail.com

See the University of Rhode Island Web site for eligibility and proposal guidelines at: http://www.uri.edu/artsci/art/visual_arts_sea_grant.html

http://www.uri.edu

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Student Film Festival Call

Maine Student Film and Video Festival seeks submissions for its 2014 competition
Deadline 06-02-2014

The Maine Student Film and Video Festival (MSFVF), one of the oldest student festivals in the country, is seeking submissions for its 37th annual competition. Open to Maine residents in grades K- 12, the MSFVF welcomes solo or group productions of all subject matters, narrative, documentary, or animation. In order to encourage maximum participation by all interested students, MSFVF is no longer charging an entry fee to participate. The submission deadline for entry into MSFVF is June 2, 2014.

A panel of judges, which will include an educator, a media arts professional, and a MSFVF alumnus/a, will review all of the submissions to select winning entries for inclusion in this year’s festival. Selection criteria include originality, content, style and technique. Movies are reviewed in the following categories: Pre-Teen Division, grades K - 6; Junior Division, grades 7 - 8; and Senior Division, grades 9 - 12.

Winners and finalists in each category will receive certificates and trophies. The grand prize winner will also receive a one-year subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud with video editing software, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Premiere Pro, and a full festival pass to the Maine International Film Festival.

The MSFVF Public Screening and Awards Presentation will be held in conjunction with the 17th Annual Maine International Film Festival on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House in Waterville, Maine. The event is free and open to the public and is followed by a special reception for the student filmmakers, their families, and the audience.

To download a PDF of the poster or for more information, including complete rules and entry procedures, visit http://www.msfvf.com