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Monday, June 30, 2014

Etsy Grant for Women

Etsy Hacker Grants for women to participate in Hacker School.
Deadline Open

Etsy is the world's handmade marketplace. Our mission is to empower people to change the way the global economy works. We see a world in which very-very small businesses have much-much more sway in shaping the economy, local living economies are thriving everywhere, and people value authorship and provenance as much as price and convenience. We are bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more sustainable, and more fun.

We'll be hosting the Summer 2012 session of Hacker School in the Etsy headquarters, and we're providing ten Etsy Hacker Grants of $5,000 each — a total of $50,000 — to women who want to apply but need financial support to do so. Our goal is to bring 20 women to New York to participate, and we hope this will be the first of many steps that encourage more women to join Engineering at Etsy and across the industry. Learn more about the Etsy Hacker Grants program.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Etsy Teams Fellowship

Etsy Teams Fellowship Program for peer-to-peer learning opportunities
Deadline April 15, July 15, August 15

The Etsy Teams Fellowship Program connects creative, dedicated, and energetic teams to educational resources, promotional materials, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. This quarterly coaching program encourages team activities as well as leadership growth that both benefit the team and the larger Etsy community. Team captains and leaders may apply for general leadership resources and coaching, or further support for a specific project.

Some examples of potential fellowship projects include:  

  • A cooperative promotional campaign    
  • Local meet-up or educational workshop    
  • Team-produced showcase or craft fair event 
  • Community-building activities that have a viral effect or a real-life impact on the world.
  • Teams are eligible for support through the program once per calendar year.

A captain or a leader can apply on the team's behalf by filling out an application. Etsy Teams Fellowship applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis each year so plan ahead. 2014 application deadlines are April 15, July 15, and September 15. Your team may apply once per quarter, though teams are only eligible for one fellowship session per calendar year.

 Email teams@etsy.com if you have questions about your application.



Friday, June 27, 2014

Doris Duke: Building Bridges

Doris Duke Foundation is accepting "electronic postcards" for  its Building Bridges Program
Deadline 08-15-2014 (LOI)

Through the program, DDCF will award grants of up to $300,000 to nonprofits in support of efforts to increase public knowledge and understanding of contemporary Muslim societies through the arts or media-based experiences. The program will support projects that create current-day, immersive, interactive, collaborative, and/or engaging experiences tailored to the needs and interests of the target audience(s).

To be eligible, applicants must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status; annual operating expenses greater than $250,000, of which at least $50,000 must be used for professional arts or media programming; and at least three years’ experience providing arts and/or media-based programs. In addition, projects must take place within the United States.

Electronic postcards to notify the foundation of an organization's intent to submit a letter of interest must be received no later than June 27, 2014. Organizations will then be required to submit an LOI by August 15, 2014. Upon review, select organizations will be invited to submit full proposals during the week of September 29, 2014.

Informational webinars will be held for all applicants on Wednesday, July 16 and Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to attend at least one webinar.

For complete program guideline and application instructions, visit the DDCF Web site.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

POV Open Call

PBS POV is accepting entries for its 2015 broadcast season 
Deadline 06-30-2014

POV continues to accept digital content delivery via download-enabled links or content on flash drives. It is not required but we strongly encourage every filmmaker who can deliver digitally to do so. Why? About 1,000 entries will be considered in this submission round and digital submissions help us be more efficient. Digital submissions allow us to work with pre-screeners across the country and around the world, and enables the programming team to travel a bit lighter.

If you submit a link, the video MUST BE DOWNLOAD ENABLED. If you don’t feel comfortable enabling download, then please submit your film on a DVD. You can password protect to ensure the privacy of your link, but don’t forget to send POV the password (look for the password field on the form).


Music Psychotherapy Grant

American Music Therapy Association, Florence Tyson Grant to Study Music Psychotherapy
Deadline 06-27-2014

The Florence Tyson Grant to Study Music Psychotherapy of the American Music Therapy Association has been established in Florence's memory by Michael G. McGuire, MM, MT-BC, to support professional music therapists in post-undergraduate training in music psychotherapy, music and psychotherapy, or psychotherapy.

The Tyson Grant provides free registration to attend the upcoming Annual AMTA Conference and attend a CMTE. Continuing education credits selected should focus on training in music psychotherapy, music and psychotherapy, or psychotherapy (if available).

The award is not transferable and may not be redeemed for cash or for any other continuing education activity. A final written report is required and must be submitted to AMTA within 30 days of the end of the award period. The report will include a summary of the continuing education activities, the anticipated impact these activities will have on the recipient's career and clients. Award winners may not reapply for a period of 5 years. AMTA Executive Board members, review committee members, and AMTA National Office staff are not eligible to apply.

Requirements: The application narrative should be a maximum of two (2) pages. Briefly describe how the study of music psychotherapy, music and psychotherapy, and/or psychotherapy is important to your work as a music therapist.  Statement of need, potential professional development and client impact, and strength/appropriateness of continuing education goals and opportunities should also be included.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Sundance Film Call

Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge
Deadline 07-01-2014

The Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge is now accepting submissions! Five winning filmmakers will each receive $10,000 and will premiere their short films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Create a unique, compelling, and personal Short Film that explores an empowering person or an optimistic story about individuals and communities who are overcoming poverty and hunger, combatting disease, or improving health.Your Short Film can be narrative fiction or documentary, imaginative, unorthodox, daring or simple — the style and structure are completely up to you but you must touch on economic inequalities.

Sundance Institute, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, invites YOU, the storytellers from around the globe, to be a part of our first-ever Short Film Challenge.


Chicken and Egg Film Call

Chicken and Egg Call to Filmmakers
Deadline 07-01-2014

We are looking for filmmakers with powerful stories, unique access to their subjects, a collaborative spirit, and the courage to take creative risks.

One note about a special focus (for 2014 only): In anticipation of Chicken & Egg Pictures' upcoming 10th anniversary, we are prioritizing projects that feature women and girls on screen as prominent characters and storytellers. We look forward to discovering new voices that continue to address the global justice, human rights, and environmental issues of our time — with women and girls at the center. Please download our Guidelines for more details.

We'll be accepting applications only through our online system, which will become available here starting June 1, 2014. In the meantime, download this year's Guidelines, below, to begin preparing your application.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Music Festival Internship

Atlantic Music Festival seeks interns for 2014 season (July to August)
Deadline 07-01-2014

Non-profit classical music festival is looking to hire energetic, efficient, and responsible interns. Interns must be available for duration of festival season (July 5 to August 3, 2014).

Duties include scheduling, coordination and planning of various activities, and assisting in day to-day office running under the supervision of Festival Coordinator and Managing Director.

Qualifications: In addition to specific qualifications noted in cover letter, applicants must also demonstrate facility in email correspondence, and must work easily with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.) and Google Drive. Must have strong collaborative skills and have excellent multitasking skills. We will only consider applicants who are currently in college or beyond. Musical training not necessary but a plus. Experience working at other music festivals welcomed.

Specific positions available:
Festival Office Assistant: Festival Office Assistants must have valid driver licenses and are expected to assist in transportation needs. If unable to bring car to festival, must be legally able to rent car in the state of Maine Stipend $400. Housing and meals provided for the duration of internship.

To apply, please email resume to:
Abby Ang

Please put AMF 2014 internship application in subject line. Cover letter must detail all past relevant experience.

For information about music festival see www.atlanticmusicfestival.org

Music Therapy Scholarship

American Music Therapy Association, 2014 Anne Emery Kyllo Professional Scholarship
Deadline 06-27-2014

The American Music Therapy Association is accepting applications for the 2014 Anne Emery Kyllo Professional Scholarship, an  annual program designed to support professional music therapists in their efforts to expand their training and professional interactions through participation in continuing education opportunities.

Three cash scholarships of $500 will be awarded annually toward continuing music therapy education credits.

The award may be used for national and/or regional conferences, continuing music therapy education courses, and/or other continuing education courses that meet the educational activity guidelines as established by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. The award also may be used for postgraduate coursework as it relates to the clinical practice of music therapy. The award is for one calendar year.

For complete scholarship guidelines and application instructions, visit the Music Therapy Association Web site.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Starbucks College Achievement Plan

Starbucks College Achievement Plan - College for employees 
Deadline Open

Starbucks believes in the promise and pursuit of the American Dream. This fall, we're making it possible for thousands of part- and full-time U.S. partners to complete a college degree. In a first of its kind collaboration with Arizona State University, we’re offering partners the opportunity to finish their bachelor’s degree with full tuition reimbursement. Partners may choose from 40 undergraduate degree programs through ASU's research driven and top-ranked program, delivered online.

All benefits–eligible partners who are based in the U.S., working in our support centers, plants or at any of our company-operated stores (including Teavana, La Boulange, Evolution Fresh and Seattle's Best Coffee stores), and do not yet have a bachelor's degree can apply. Partners admitted as a junior or senior, according to ASU’s admission requirements, will earn full tuition reimbursement for each year of coursework they complete toward a bachelor’s degree. Freshmen and sophomores will receive a partial scholarship and need-based financial aid toward the foundational work of completing their degree. Partners will have no commitment to remain at Starbucks past graduation.


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Artist’s Resource Trust Grant

Artist’s Resource Trust  (A.R.T.) Fund for artists and organizations
Deadline 08-01-2014

A grant open to nonprofit organizations to purchase, exhibit or commission work by mature (aged 35 and older), mid-career New England, or Columbia or Northeast Dutchess Counties, NY visual artists.

Artist’s Resource Trust was established in 1996 to provide grants to talented mid-career visual artists who have demonstrated substantial commitment and who have a financial need. A.R.T. provides funds for New England, and Columbia and Northeast Dutchess Counties, NY nonprofit organizations to purchase, exhibit or commission work by mature (aged 35 or older) artists living in New England, or Columbia or Northeast Dutchess Counties, NY.

The applicant organization must be planning to purchase, exhibit or commission work of eligible artists.
The artist must have resided in the eligible geographic area for at least two years prior to this application.
Artists who have received an award from A.R.T. may reapply no fewer than eight years from the date of their previous award.

Grants awarded range from $1,500 to $10,000 and should be matched 1:1 with cash.
Applicants will be informed of Berkshire Taconic’s decision by December 31.



Saturday, June 21, 2014

Viles Arboretum Art Symposium

Viles Arboretum Art Symposium 
Event Date 09-12 to 21- 2014

The first Viles Arboretum Art Symposium on our grounds with eight nationally known artists creating stone sculptures from start to finish. The theme will be nature inspired art. During the week days, we will have five very special opportunities for Maine schools to participate in a private audience with one of the artists and to learn first-hand about the artists’ background, involvement in art, source of inspiration, and much more. In addition to this, each field trip class will be able to meet the other artists, ask questions and observe the various techniques for taking raw stone and turning it into a piece of beautiful art. There is no cost to participate. You just have to schedule your bus and students. Staff at the Arboretum will work with you to be sure all the opportunities you wish to create for your students are available. Please call the Arboretum at 626-7989 for more details or to schedule your group.

The Viles Arboretum is centrally located in Augusta, Maine on 224 acres of fields, forests, wetlands and with botanical collections from around the world. We offer an ever-changing selection of inspirational exhibits, educational and practical programs for the general public and for schools. We focus on interactive, creative and hands-on teaching with a focus on botany and natural history. Our goal is to unlock everyone’s natural ability to understand the nature of our world through your own eyes and by using your own intellect.

You can learn more about the Arboretum and its programs, or how to become more involved by checking our website at www.vilesarboretum.org, checking our Facebook page or simply by stopping in or calling us at 626-7989.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Jane's Trust

Jane's Trust Grant for Community Improvement
Deadline 07-15-2014

Jane's Trust makes grants to address important issues in the Trust's fields of interest and areas of geographical focus, and are interested primarily in organizations and projects which benefit underserved populations and disadvantaged communities.

The Trust supports collaborations among nonprofit organizations and welcomes joint applications, and encourages grant requests and collaborations that bridge two or more areas of interest. Application is a two step process involving first the submission of an initial inquiry and then, only upon request from the Trustees, the submission of a full proposal. The Trustees meet several times per year to consider requests, although payment of all grants is in December. Next application deadline is July 15.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Aaron Copland Music Fund

Aaron Copland Fund grant cycle is now open for professional performing ensembles
Deadline 06-30-2013

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music grant cycle is now open. Applicants must be working to support artistic excellence that encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American music.

Grants range from $1,000 to $20,000.

Eligibility: Funds are available for General Operating Support or Project Support for professional performing ensembles with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that commitment.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
 •Non-profit tax-exempt status.
 •Performance history of at least two years at the time of application.
 •Demonstrated commitment to contemporary American music.

It is advised that organizations whose programming (in terms of duration) for the preceding 2 seasons does not consist of at least 20% contemporary American music apply only for project support.

Individuals, student ensembles, festivals and presenters without a core ensemble are not eligible.

Grants will not be made for the purpose of commissioning composers. Requests from dance companies are eligible, but only for costs associated with live performances of music by contemporary American composers of concert music. Project support will be given only for a project that begins in the current season. Multi-year projects will be considered if they begin in the current season, but projects that have already begun generally will not be eligible for support.

For more information, visit the website or contact Grants Manager Caitlin Murphy at 212/461-6956 or onlinegrants@coplandfund.org



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Androscoggin Bank Community Grants

Androscoggin Bank's MainStreet Foundation Community Improvement Grant
Next application deadline 07-15-2014

Androscoggin Bank's MainStreet Foundation makes grants to agencies actively working in communities where they operate to help local kids thrive. These grants vary based on the need and are awarded in amounts up to $5,000. The Foundation generally gives priority to local organizations with sustainable, if modest, organizational budgets.

Agencies and missions served: After-school and mentoring programs; Leadership development experiences; Promoting literacy and love of learning; Coping with homelessness and family discord; Promoting mental health; Learning life-management skills.

 Full guidelines at;


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Film Festival Grant

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Festival Grants Program
Deadline 06-30-2014

The Film Festival Grants Program, an initiative of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, provides grants of up to $30,000 to a wide variety of film festivals based in the US.

Grant recipients include major international film festivals, independent and alternative festivals, and festivals that support social and cultural diversity. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that make festival events more accessible to the general public, give screening access to minority and less visible filmmakers, and strengthen connections between filmmakers and the public.

Grant range information and application guidelines are available on the Academy's website.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Four Foxes Literary Magazine

Four Foxes Literary Magazine Call for submissions, Central Maine
Deadline ongoing 

Four Foxes is a new non-profit literary magazine based in Hallowell, Maine, that celebrates and promotes the writing and visual art of the people of Central Maine.  They do this through publication of said work in a print only magazine.

Four Foxes is looking for short stories, poetry, essays, reviews, memoir excerpts, comics, drawings, paintings, photographs, and images of pottery/sculpture.



Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lifetime Arts’ Roster

Lifetime Arts’ Creative Aging Roster is looking for artists
Deadline is open 

Join the Creative Aging Roster, and you join a national network of artists and community members who are working together to improve the quality of life of older adults through arts education.

Lifetime Arts’ Creative Aging Roster is a free online directory of professional teaching artists – peer vetted and qualified to design and deliver instructional arts programs for older adults. Searchable by arts discipline, geographic location and languages spoken, the Roster is available to anyone interested in engaging teaching artists for creative aging programs.

To be listed on the Creative Aging Roster, teaching artists must complete an online profile and submit supporting documents - including references. A panel of arts, education and aging experts reviews each submission. Individual teaching artists are approved based upon professional artistry and proven teaching experience and/or specialized training in working with older adults. To learn more and submit an application, please read the application guidelines.



Saturday, June 14, 2014

Chamber Music America Showcase

Chamber Music America call to artists for showcase opportunity 
Deadline 07-14-2014

Chamber Music America will present 20-minute showcases by CMA member ensembles during its National Conference in New York City on January 16 & 17, 2015. The showcases are an opportunity for ensembles to market themselves and their work to an audience of presenters, artist managers, educators, and other colleagues.

Professional ensembles that perform early, classical/contemporary, jazz, or world music are encouraged to apply. No application fee is required, but applicants must be current CMA members at the organization level.

Chamber Music America
•        administers and schedules all showcase performances;
•        provides a piano, harpsichord, drum kit, bass amp, music stands, and chairs;
•        produces a printed showcase program; and
•        publicizes the showcases through its website, e-newsletter, press releases, social media and conference materials.

Showcasing ensembles:
•        pay a $500 showcasing fee, which includes conference registration for each ensemble member;
•        provide necessary equipment over and above that provided by CMA;
•        are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses; and
•        are responsible for any extra conference advertising, promotion, and exhibit tables they may wish to purchase.

An ensemble is eligible to apply if it:
•        has performed professionally as a group for at least one year;
•        can document at least five public performances within the past year;
•        has 2–10 members, playing one to a part;
•        has an ongoing, stable core of musicians (soloists with accompanists are not eligible);
•        is a current CMA organization-level member at the time of application and date of performance;
•        has no overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA.


Friday, June 13, 2014

L.L. Bean Free Concerts

L.L. Bean annual Summer in the Park celebration in 2014
Event Dates July to September

Join L.L.Bean in Freeport, Maine, for our annual Summer in the Park celebration in 2014. Bring your lawn chair for our FREE outdoor concerts in Discovery Park all summer long. Plus, don’t miss out on great events, outdoor festivals and fun activities for the whole family, including the Freeport Farmers’ Market, KidsFest and Dog Days of August

July 4 through 5
Celebrate the 4th with L.L.Bean in Freeport. Bring the whole family for a classic Fourth of July parade on Main Street, then stay for a free outdoor concert followed by fireworks (starting around 9 p.m.).
Annual road race and fun run

10K Road race
July 4, 7:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.
Compete in our annual 10K road race or one mile family fun run/walk. Proceeds support Casco Bay YMCA Youth Programs.www.llbeanroadrace.com

Toad the Wet Sprocket
July 4, 7:30 p.m.
This popular alternative rock band from California, best known for hit songs “All I Want” and “Walk On the Ocean”, will kick off our summer concert series. A favorite in the 1990s, the group reunited a few years ago, both to tour together and work on a new album released last fall.

Circus Collective
July 5, 7:30 p.m.
Prepare to be wowed! This contemporary circus company, featuring graduates from the prestigious National Circus School of Montreal, specializes in creative improvisation. The show will include a dazzling combination of trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, contortion, wire walking, clowning, dance and theater.

Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band
July 12, 7:30 p.m.
Talented singer-songwriter and guitarist Josh Ritter has released six albums, the latest titled “The Beast In Its Tracks”.Alternative country fans and those new to his music will both enjoy his folk-inspired tunes and narrative lyrics.

Jeff Tweedy
July 26, 7:30 p.m.
Best known as the leader of the band Wilco, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy was called “one of the most daring songwriters of his generation” by Salon. Backed by a newly-formed band, this show will feature Tweedy performing material from his forthcoming solo album as well as a solo acoustic set of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo favorites.

The Mowgli's
August 2, 7:30 p.m.
Local band North of Nashville will kick off the evening, followed by The Mowgli’s. Fans will recognize the energetic, upbeat tunes of this indie pop/folk rock band from southern California. Their catchy, feel-good song “San Francisco” hit number 11 on the Billboard alternative chart last year.

August 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kids of all ages will enjoy this family day full of games, hands-on activities, musical entertainment and much more.

Jason Isbell
August 16, 7:30 p.m.
Come out and enjoy an eclectic mix of southern rock and classic country music from Jason Isbell. Jason's latest solo album, Southeastern, was named #1 on American Songwriters Top 50 Albums of 2013.

Dog Days of August
August 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bring your best friend to this late-summer celebration featuring fun activities, canine contests and more.

Brett Dennen
August 30, 7:30 p.m.
You can hear the folk and acoustic influences in the mellow, melodic music of Northern California native Brett Dennen. His latest album, Smoke and Mirrors, features the hit song “Wild Child.” Brett recently played at the Newport Folk Festival Way Over Yonder event and on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Farmers' Market
June 13 through September 12, 1-5 p.m.
Shop our community market every Friday afternoon. You’ll find a great mix of local fruits and vegetables, delicious baked goods, handmade items and much more.


Pro Bono Legal Advice

Pro Bono Legal Advice for Maine Nonprofits
Deadline Open

If you have a legal question, Maine Association of Nonprofits staff might be able to help. For definitive answers, you should be sure to consult an attorney. However, MANP offer their members a limited amount of free legal advice. This benefit entitles active members to a telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes in duration.

Topics appropriate for referral include:
Governance issues (bylaws, voting, decision making, conflicts of interest, etc.)
Charitable registration and solicitation laws
501(c)(3) regulations (lobbying, private inurement, etc.)
Tax issues (federal, state, or property tax)
Charitable giving
Fiscal sponsorship

Please contact Molly O'Connell by email  moconnell@nonprofitmaine.org
or 207-871-1885 for further information or a referral.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Harpo Fellowship in Santa Fe

Harpo Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship
Deadline 07-05-2014

The Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) was established in 2013 to provide an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist 25 years and older who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects.  Artist Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a handsomely appointed room with private bath, a beautiful, well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend.

Founded in 1985, the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) provides a unique opportunity for emerging artists to pursue creative projects without interruption. SFAI supports over 50 residents per year and offers a cohesive, arts-focused environment that creates the ideal working conditions for resident artists. Living and studio space is located within a nearly 17,000 square foot complex designed by renowned Mexican architect, Ricardo Legoretta. The unique SFAI environment allows residents to be as interactive or private as they wish. There are no requirements on the work produced during their time at SFAI.

One Fellowship is awarded annually to emerging artists who demonstrate strong artistic ability and promise,
and an evolving practice this is at a pivotal moment in its development.

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Residency Program Manager Nina Elder at (505) 424-5050 or gro.iafs@seicnediser at the Santa Fe Art Institute.



Public Art Call, RI

RI State Council On the Arts Request For Qualifications 
Deadline 07-25-2014

Budget: $458,000
Application Deadline: June 25, 2014 at 5pm EST

Artwork for the University of Rhode Island’s Center For Chemical and Forensic Sciences, (CCFS), and the Center For Biotechnology and Life Sciences, (CBLS), will be commissioned by the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts, (RISCA), through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art. Through this program the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens.”

For further information:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

PortTIX Box Office Director

PortTIX  LLC, a multi-user ticketing service seeks a box office director
Deadline 06-23-2014 

PortTIX  LLC, a multi-user box office with more than $6m in annual sales, seeks a highly capable and forward-thinking director. The ideal candidate must possess excellent financial and staff management skills with a high regard for the delivery of superior customer service while using best practices to position the box office as a leader in a competitive market place.

The PortTIX Director must have the ability to cultivate and steward positive relations with a variety of users. Experience with ticketing software and comfort with technology are a must. Maintaining knowledge of current ticketing trends in the entertainment industry is an essential element of this position; a background in sales and marketing is a plus. This detail oriented position requires excellent organizational skills, professional interaction with management personnel, vendors, clients of all levels and the ability to work efficiently, accurately and effectively under pressure in a highly dynamic environment with shifting priorities and multiple clients. Evening and weekend hours are required.

 Please send résumé and cover no later than June 23rd to jobposting@porttix.com

Toyota Learning Grant

A grant for organizations/ educational institutions for literacy development projects
Deadline 06-23-2014

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) announces Toyota Family Learning, an initiative that will impact families everywhere.

NCFL understands families today can learn anytime, anywhere. Learning is no longer confined to the textbook. And learning is no longer confined inside school walls. We also know that children need to learn in ways that are engaging and relevant to real life situations. However, educators voice the need for support to make this happen—and the majority confirm that engaging parents and families in education is a challenge.

See the Toyota Family Learning website for eligibility and application guidelines.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bangor Savings Bank Grant

The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation grant for improving community life in Maine.
Next deadline is July 1

The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation was created in 1997 to help fulfill their commitment to improving community life in Maine. The Foundation focuses on initiatives that will make communities more prosperous, more livable, and more vibrant. This includes supporting the economic development, workforce development, and demographic and entrepreneurial health of the regions they serve.

For more information regarding eligibility, funding objectives and submission guidelines, please review their full grant application details.


Art in Limbo

Art in Limbo is seeking new contributors for its online publication
Deadline 08-01-2014

Focused on providing opportunities to emerging artists, curators, and art historian, we are searching for guest writers with unique voices and points of view to join the Art in Limbo team.

Exhibition reviews should be submitted within 48 hours after the show has opened, and should be between 500-1000 words. Op-ed or original research pieces should be limited to 2000 words. Submissions are not limited to New York City or Bay Area residents, we welcome all relevant work about contemporary art in any metropolitan city.

If you would like to submit an exhibition review, op-ed article or a piece of original research that reflects new perspectives on contemporary art, please email us at info@artinlimbo.com

Monday, June 9, 2014

Artist Financial Workshop

Maine Crafts Association and Engine financial management workshop for small businesses
Event June 19, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 1-3 pm
@ Engine 265 Main St, Biddeford, ME 04005
Cost: Maine Crafts Association + Engine Members: $10, Non-members: $15

Learn financial management with peers in the same predicament: You are running a business you love but without a financial tool box.  This two-hour workshop presented by Maine Crafts Association and Engine will focus on smart financial management of small businesses (our focus is on art / craft / design related business but anyone self-employed or running a small business is welcome). The workshop will be interactive and cater to the particular needs of the group. Bring your questions!

Presenter: Patti Dowse
The workshop will be lead by longtime Maine Crafts Association member, Patti Dowse. In 1971 Patti began Erda, a handbag company that started as a one-woman operation in her kitchen and ultimately to grew to 1200 active accounts, from small mom and pop shops to national parks, art museums, and craft galleries throughout the United States, and internationally. She sold Erda in the fall of 2013, subsequently receiving the Niche Design Award in Fine Craft, and the Silver Collar Award for being an exemplary workplace for workers over 50. Additionally, Patti served as the Director of the Maine Designer Association, a non-profit that took the work of Maine craft businesses to national trade shows and has written for the Crafts Report since the 1970's.

Workshop Topics:
- Are you really making a profit? Is it enough? What can you do if not?
- Costing
- Record keeping
- Generating and understanding financial statements - in a non-threatening way!
- Employees - "Independent contractors", legal requirements, costs, payroll services
- Growth consumes cash- and how to cope
- Cash Flow: the difference between Cash Flow and Income
- Insurance (Building, Product Liability, Liability and Heath)

Registration required: This workshop will only be held if the registration quota is met.
To Register: Email/call Sadie Bliss @ Maine Craft Association: sbliss@mainecrafts.org / 207-564-0041


VSA 'My Neighborhood' Project

Kennedy Center 2014 International Art Program for Children with Disabilities
Deadline 07-01-2014

VSA proudly presents a unique opportunity for student-artists with disabilities from around the world to display their artwork side-by-side in an online exhibition. A selection of artwork from the online entries will be chosen for a live exhibition at the United States Department of Education in Washington D.C.!

Children with disabilities are encouraged to create a portrait that illustrates themselves in their neighborhood! What makes their neighborhood awesome? Cool houses? Fun neighbors? A great park or playground? Student-artists are encouraged to illustrate all the important people, places, and landscapes of their local space that shape who they are and who they will be in the future

Open to  Parents or Educators of children with a disability, ages 5 to 18
Artwork specifications: Two-dimensional works only, no larger than 18 x 24 inches

Teacher Resource guide can be found at:

Details at


Sunday, June 8, 2014

MECA Lecture Series

MECA; MFA Visiting Artist Summer Lecture Series 2014: 
Free admission 

Taking place June and July at Maine College of Art 522 Congress Street Portland

JUNE 19, 2014
5:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Jay Sanders
Jay Sanders is the Curator of Performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He co-organized the Whitney Biennial 2012 and has curated innumerable exhibitions, concerts, and events over the past decade. He is a member of the collaborative performance group Grand Openings, and has staged large-scale events at MoMA, the Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle) and other venues. He has written extensively for Artforum, Parkett, Texte zur Kunst (Texts About Art), Bomb, and other publications.

JUNE 23, 2014
5:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Michael Oatman
Michael Oatman calls his practice "the poetic interpretation of documents." His collages and installations integrate thousands of found, modified, and handmade components, including artifacts of material culture, painting, drawing, video, and food. These architectural "unvironments" have been installed at museums, public spaces and private homes. His installations are "context-specific," and demand from him a total immersion into physical location, sonic/haptic realms, local history and the personal stories of those he encounters while working.

JUNE 30, 2014
5:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Abigail DeVille
Abigail DeVille's dark sculptural installations reflect themes of social repression, racial identity, and discrimination in the midst of urban decadence. She warps the time of physical objects, and these objects speak to the infinite expanse of universal time and societal ills of the present moment. In 2011, she received her MFA in Painting from the Yale School of Art. In 2013, her work was included in an exhibition of 21 artists who were shortlisted for The Future Generation Art Prize, an official collateral event of the Venice Biennale.

JULY 7, 2014
5:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Rick Lowe
Rick Lowe works both inside and outside of art world institutions by participating in exhibitions and developing community-based art projects. Among other projects, he has worked with artist Suzanne Lacy and curator Mary Jane Jacobs on the Borough Project for Spoleto Festival 2003; spearheaded Transforma Projects, a collaborative effort to engage artists and creativity in the rebuilding of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina; and developed "Small Business/Big Change" for the Anyang Public Art Program, in Anyang, Korea. President Obama appointed Rick to the National Council on the Arts in 2013.

For more info:
Nancy Walker

Saturday, June 7, 2014

NEA Art Works Grant

NEA Art Works grant for arts projects 
Deadline 07-24-2014

To make "art work," the NEA has included the advancement of innovation as a core component of its mission as a way to ensure the vitality of the arts. We recognize that arts and design organizations are often in the forefront of innovation in their work and strongly encourage innovative projects which are characterized as those that:

  • Are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, whether in the development or enhancement of new or existing art forms, new approaches to the creation or presentation of art, or new ways of engaging the public with art;
  • Are distinctive, offering fresh insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions; and
  • Have the potential to be shared and/or emulated, or are likely to lead to other advances in the field.
Through the projects that we support in the Art Works category, we want to achieve the following four outcomes:
  • Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence,
  • Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art,
  • Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and
  • Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.

Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that the Arts Endowment determines demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency's grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Alexia Foundation Grant

Alexia Foundation 2014 Women's Initiative Grant
Deadline 06-30-2014

The Alexia Foundation, which encourages photojournalists to create stories that drive change, is accepting proposals for its 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant.

One $25,000 grant will be awarded for a documentary photographic or multimedia project on a significant issue involving and affecting women. Suggested issues and themes include femininity and the culture of abuse; women making a difference, leading, and changing things for the better; gender inequality; the direct connection between women, education, and birth rates, children’s health, and household income; gender discrimination; women in the military; and mental health issues. The grant recipient will have six months, or until March 1, 2015, to complete the project.

The foundation welcomes proposals from photojournalists anywhere in the world.

Visit the Alexia Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.



Thursday, June 5, 2014

Island Readers & Writers, Job

Island Readers & Writers seeks a dynamic and creative Program Director (Full Time) 
Deadline Open until filled

For more than seven years, Island Readers & Writers (IRW), a Maine non-profit, has been bringing book-centered enrichment programs to children living in predominately remote and under-resourced communities in Hancock and Washington Counties and along coastal Maine. Our school and community programs augment the quality of children’s education by sparking imaginations, developing creative thinking skills, and expanding their worlds through hands-on learning in literature, writing, natural history, science, and art.

As IRW continues on its strategic plan to grow and broaden its geographic reach, it seeks a dynamic and creative Program Director. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Director will collaborate closely with authors, illustrators, scientists, and with partner schools and community organizations to design, implement, and evaluate Island Readers & Writers’ programs.

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding communicator and relationship builder with a passion for reading and enhancing opportunities for children. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience managing community-based programs, innovative events, and successful coalitions.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to: jcoates@islandreadersandwriters.org

For a more detailed position description and application instructions, please visit: http://islandreadersandwriters.org/employment-volunteer-opportunities/

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Wassaic Writing Residency

Call for Applications for the2014/2015 Wassaic Winter Art and Writing Residency, NY
Deadline 06-20-2014

The Wassaic Project e is now accepting 1-6 month proposals for the 2014/2015 Winter Residency Season which runs from November 1, 2014 - April 30th, 2015.

Artists receive an adaptable raw studio space in the Old Hotel in the Maxon Mills, as well as living accommodations. Artists have access to workshop facilities and have the option of one-on-one studio visits with professional artists and curators. Jurors will include affiliates of Mass MoCA, The Whitney Museum, Chelsea galleries and more. Application fee of $15.

More details and our application portal can be found at: http://wassaicartistresidency.org/

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Derwent Pencil Artist Call

Cumberland Pencil Company Call to Pencil Artists 
Deadline, 06-19-2014

Cumberland Pencil Company announces the Derwent prize for works created in pencil. For artists working in this versatile medium and is open to artists over 18 throughout the world.


Vermont Studio Center

Fellowships Available at Vermont Studio Center's June 15th Deadline!
Deadline 06-15-2014

The Vermont Studio Center is excited to announce 43 fellowship awards for artists and writers, including:

*25 VSC Fellowships--open to ALL!
*5 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowships
*4 VSC/Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowships
*1 Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship

For a complete list of fellowships and eligibility requirements, visit: www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships

Apply online at vsc.slideroom.com

Alison Chase Auditions

Alison Chase/ Pilobolus dance auditions (NY)
Event Date, June 16, 2014

Maine artist Alison Chase, acclaimed choreographer and Founding Artistic Director of Pilobolus, is auditioning dancers for paid commitments including performances and the creation of new work. Seeking technically proficient, theatrical, and athletic dancers. Previous professional experience and aerial skills preferred. Men are particularly encouraged to apply. The audition will involve partnering, improvisation, and excerpts from repertory.

Monday, June 16
DANY Studios - 305 W. 38th St. Manhattan

men 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
women 4:00 - 6:00 pm
callbacks 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Please bring a hard copy of your resume, one headshot, and one full body dance photo. Wear appropriate dance clothing and be prepared to dance barefoot.

Please register at www.alisonchase.org/auditions

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Step Up 2014

Real Art Ways annual open call for New England emerging artists:  Step Up 2014
Deadline 06-08-2014

Real Art Ways announces its annual open call for emerging artists who live and work in New England, New York or New Jersey. Six artists will receive an exhibition at Real Art Ways, an exhibition publication, and an opportunity to participate in an artist talk.

Submissions must be made online free of charge by: June 8, 2014.

Unlike many opportunities for emerging artists, this program is free of charge, making participation in a process rooted in competitive excellence truly accessible. Applicants should be aware of Real Art Ways’ mission and commitment to innovative, non-traditional contemporary work.

For more information and submission guidelines visit www.realartways.org

Maine Public Art

Washington County Courthouse: Call to Artists to design, create and install artwork.
Deadline 07-08-2014

The Maine Arts Commission is making a call to all artists residing in Maine, to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at the Washington County Courthouse, Machias, Maine. The total project budget is approximately $19,000 and the submission deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

The Percent for Art law in Maine reserves one percent of the construction funds for all state-funded building projects to provide artwork for the public areas of these buildings and /or their exterior renovations and additions.

The available funds will be used to commission work(s) from a single artist, multiple artists or a team of artists. Employees of the Maine judicial system are not eligible to apply for Percent for Art projects at the location where they are employed, nor are members of the selection committee or their immediate family members.

Complete information at


Monday, June 2, 2014

UST Webinar

Unemployment Services Trust Webinar
Event Date, Monday, June 2nd, 2014, 11:00am to 11:30am

Maine Association of Nonprofits invites you to attend a short 30-minute webinar during which you’ll learn the secrets of other nonprofits who have utilized their 501(c)(3) status to reduce their human resource and unemployment claim overhead costs.

The Unemployment Services Trust (UST) is an alternative to paying state unemployment taxes for nonprofits, as allowed by Federal law. Find out how UST might be just the right fit for your 501(c)(3). Register today to listen in and learn the best practices of smart nonprofit organizations.  You can also get your questions answered live by an expert advisor at the Unemployment Services Trust, which found $3,532,485 in potential cost savings for 200+ nonprofits just last year.

501(c)(3) organizations with 10+ full-time employees are encouraged to attend.

This is a free webinar.  Please visit the UST page to register.


Maine Startup and Create Week

Maine Startup and Create Week:conference celebrating entrepreneurs and start-ups. ME
Event Dates June 12 - 20, 2014

Maine Startup & Create Week (MSCW) is an eight-day celebration (from June 12-20) of startups, innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives in Portland and across the state.  MSCW is designed to showcase Maine's vibrant and growing startup ecosystem, both to our state's wider community and visiting guests from around the country.

MSCW will include more than 30 events, including Startup Weekend, the PROPEL Entreverge Awards, a startup bazaar, a startup career and internship fair, and a sprawl of inspirational and educational programs.

MSCW is structured to provide both “anchor events” which our steering committee will oversee and “non-anchor events” which will be overseen by organizations that can do their own thing.  Think of it as a mixture of a structured conference and a festival of affiliated events.

The week kicks off with the "Think Big Bash" on Sunday night, followed by lively week of talks, workshops,

Lots more info at: www.mainestartupandcreateweek.com

Sunday, June 1, 2014

PMA Gallery Talks

Portland Museum of Art, Summer Gallery Talks
Event dates June to August 

There's always something happening at the Portland Museum of Art. Experience a variety of pop up programs in the galleries as well as scheduled events throughout the Museum. Explore the Museum with Gallery Talks, excite your kids with family friendly activities, and look at art with an artist's eye.

What Do You Think?
Thursday, June 5, 2014 “Sacred Heart” by Hunt Slonem
Thursday, July 3, 2014 “Untitled” by Arthur Wesley Dow
Thursday, August 7, 2014 “Stampede” by Annette Lemieux

PMA Picks
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Meghan Quigley, Learning and Interpretation Assistant
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Chris Kelleher, Security Officer
  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Kayli Heyse, Public Relations Assistant
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Rae Remier, Visitor Experience Associate
  • Monday, August 11, 2014 Cecilia Ziko, Production Design Assistant
Gallery Talks
  • Saturday, May 31, 2014 “Is Richard Estes for Real?” by Ted Connelly
Curator Talks
  • Friday, June 13, 2014 “George Daniell: Picturing Monhegan Island” by Ariel Hagan Elwell, Curatorial Coordinator
  • Friday, June 20, 2014 “Richard Estes’ Realism,” by Jessica May, Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art 
  • Friday, July 18, 2014 “Richard Estes’ Realism,” by Jessica May, Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art 
  • Friday, July 25, 2014 “Andrea Sulzer: throughoutsideways,” by Karen Sherry, Chief Curator and Curator of American Art
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 “Richard Estes’ Realism,” by Jessica May, Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art 
Public Lectures
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 “The Eye Man: Richard Estes” by Patterson Sims
  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014 2014 Leonard and Merle Nelson Social Justice Fund Lecture: “Lucy Lippard: Undermining”

Caldera Artist Residence

Caldera Artist Residence, Sisters Oregon
Deadline- 06-15-2014

Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of under served youth through innovative year-round art and environmental programs. Caldera is pleased to announce a call for applications for its Artist in Residence program.

Every winter from January through March, creative individuals and collaborative groups from all over the world are welcomed to Caldera Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon for one-month long residencies. Residencies are open to national and international artists of any discipline, as well as creative thinkers in engineering, design and the sciences who have emerged and established themselves beyond university training.There is a $35 fee.

To apply go to: http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/arts-in-residence/application/