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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Libra Foundation Grants

Libra Foundation grants for Maine nonprofits
Deadline 08-15-2014

The Libra Foundation is a private foundation established by Elizabeth B. Noyce which became active in June, 1989.

The Foundation limits its grants to charitable organizations, activities, operations or purposes which only take place within the State of Maine.

The Foundation does not normally award grants to supplement annual campaigns for regular operations nor make multiple year gifts. Having made a grant to a charitable organization, the Foundation does not generally make a subsequent grant for the same purpose. In most cases, grants will not exceed $25,000. Grants are not made to individuals, nor for scholarships, fellowships, or travel, nor in the form of loans.


Open Call, Film Finishing Funds

The Open Call application for film funds 
Deadline 08-08-2014

The Open Call application is now open here. All materials must be submitted via our new electronic application system, WizeHive, by 4:00pm PST on Friday, August 8, 2014. The system allows you to save and return to your application as often as you like before the deadline.

The following is a list of information and materials that you will upload to your application form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alexandra Cantin alexandra_cantin@itvs.org for help.

Open Call Application Materials

  • Program description
  • Resumes and Crew Bios
  • Work-in-progress video
  • Budget summary information
  • Program description (up to seven pages total, Word or PDF format)

Communicate your program idea with as much detail as possible within seven pages. Be sure to include the following:

  • A synopsis of the program
  • A treatment specifying how you will translate your story from page to screen
  • A discussion of theme, format, structure, style, and point of view
  • The anticipated audience for the program. Are there specific communities (for example, defined by geography, ethnicity, class, or generation) who are the target audience for this program? In what way is this audience not being currently served by public television? How have you addressed the needs and interests of this audience? What is your relationship and access to this community?
  • Reasons the program is appropriate for public television
  • Production personnel (up to seven pages total, Word or PDF format)

Applicants and Co-applicants must each submit a résumé (including their filmography), up to three pages each. No summaries or blurbs will be accepted in place of a résumé, although a summary bio and filmography is acceptable. For the list of key production personnel only (additional directors or producers, advisors, editor, cinematographer/videographer, etc.), include name, position, and a short bio.

Work-in-progress video (10 to 15 minute sample or full rough cut, video file)
ITVS Open Call now only accepts works-in-progress between 10 to 15 minutes in length, unless you are submitting a full rough cut (80% to 120% of proposed length).

Full information at: http://www.itvs.org/funding/open-call/how

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Field Journal Call for Submissions

Field Journal UC San Diego, Call for Submissions
Deadline: 10/15/15

FIELD, a new on-line, peer-reviewed journal devoted to socially engaged art practice, is pleased to solicit critical essays for its inaugural issue.

FIELD was created in order to foster the development of new critical paradigms capable of addressing a broad range of contemporary collaborative and socially engaged art practices.

We invite contributions from artists, art historians, critics, curators, theorists, and activists, as well as scholars working across the humanities and social sciences (sociology, ethnography, philosophy, urban studies, geography, political science, etc.).

Please see the full CFP @ http://field-journal.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Davis Foundation Cultural Grant

Davis Family Foundation Grants
Deadline 08-10-2014

The Davis Family Foundation is a public charitable foundation established by Phyllis C. Davis and H. Halsey Davis of Falmouth, Maine, to support educational, medical and cultural/arts organizations located primarily in Maine. The foundation was established following Mr. Davis's retirement as President and Chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc. Their overriding goal for the foundation was simple and straightforward: “to make grants where they will do the most good and where our gifts make a real difference.” The foundation has provided over $47 million in grants since its grantmaking activities began in 1986 in support of:

Educational Organizations: colleges, universities, and other educational institutions. (Grants are not made to public elementary and secondary schools, nor to schools whose financial support is derived primarily from a church or other religious organization. Trustees will consider grant requests from other educational organizations whose purpose is to promote systemic change in education or to provide innovative programs whose objectives are to improve education).

Medical Organizations: hospitals, clinics and medical research organizations. Grant requests will also be considered from other similar health organizations for programs designed to increase the effectiveness or decrease the cost of medical care.

Cultural/Arts Organizations: organizations whose customary and primary activity is to promote music, theater, drama, history, literature, the arts or other similar cultural activities.

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


Monday, July 28, 2014

Maine Songwriters Association Contest

 2014 Maine Songwriters Association Songwriting Contest call for entries
Deadline: August 15, 2014

Contest open to full paid members of Maine Songwriting Association; previous winners are ineligible.
One entry per person.
Please include lyrics.
A panel of three judges will select six finalists who will be announced by September 30th.

Songs will be selected based on melody, lyrics, form/structure, impact and originality. All six finalists will perform at a special showcase at the Frontier Cafe in Brunswick 8 PM November 15th where the winner will be chosen by a panel of judges. The songwriter needs to be involved in the performance of the song.

Prizes awarded include:
1st Place, $200 cash prize, 4 hours of recording time at Knockout Studios, and a hand crafted guitar strap by Nancy Sferra,
2nd Place, a $50 gift card from the Music Center in Brunswick and a $50 gift certificate for cd duplication from Crooked Cove Productions.



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Welch Charitable Fund

Community Foundation, Welch Charitable Fund for the Greater Portland area
Deadline 08-01-2014

After graduating from Bowdoin in 1938, receiving a law degree from Harvard University in 1941, and serving in the United States Navy in World War II, “Vinny” Welch went on to found one of Washington’s leading law firms. He and his wife, “Bobbe,” who graduated from Sargent College (Boston University) with a BS in physical therapy in 1940, were married 43 years. Bobbe was a trailblazer, one of few women working in the field of physical therapy (she specialized in cases involving polio and infantile paralysis). The couple returned to Maine, Vinny’s native state, and devoted their lives to a host of Greater Portland civic activities and nonprofits, including many educational, social service, arts, and health institutions, which benefited from their generosity during their life-time and beyond. The Welches committed time and fund-raising skills to community service. Vinny’s fund-raising activities became legendary, raising the bar for Maine institutions and donors. Vinny died in 1984 and Bobbe in 2002.

Grants will be made to institutions primarily in the Greater Portland area. Specific projects and programs, including capital campaigns (rather than operating support) in the following areas, will be given preference:

  • Youth
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation
  • Arts and culture

Grants cannot pay for program expenses that have already been incurred.

If you have any further questions regarding the Welch Charitable Fund, please contact Pam Cleghorn via e-mail pcleghorn@mainecf.org or by phone at (877) 700-6800, ext. 2205.



Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cohen Foundation Grant

Sam L. Cohen Foundation grants for nonprofits
Deadline 08-01-2014

Sam Cohen's life and legacy are proof that we all have the potential to better our communities. A successful businessman and community leader in southern Maine, he created the Sam L. Cohen Foundation in 1983.

In the beginning, his philanthropy demonstrated the importance he placed upon family through support of programs and services for children. Later, his giving reflected his interest in strengthening his community through the support of health, educational, religious, and art and cultural institutions.

Today, the Sam L. Cohen Foundation supports a wide variety of organizations that:

  • provide access to educational opportunities
  • promote culture and the arts
  • contribute to civic improvement and community well being
  • increase access to health care, or
  • preserve Jewish traditions, culture, and community

Step 1: Initial Inquiry
The Foundation will accept Initial Inquiries online during the following periods:
Spring grant cycle:  December 1 - February 1
Fall grant cycle:      June 1 - August 1

The Initial Inquiry allows the Foundation to determine whether or not your time would be well spent pursuing a grant from us. All applicants need to submit an Initial Inquiry, even those who have received a grant previously.

Step 2:  Full Application
If your proposed request aligns with the Foundation's grant-making interests, you will be invited to submit a Full Application through the online system. Please note that the invitation to submit a Full Application does not guarantee that a grant request will be funded (see Application Review Process). If you are not invited to the second stage, you will be notified by the Foundation within two weeks of the inquiry deadline.

Deadlines for the Full Application are as follows:
Spring grant cycle:  March 1
Fall grant cycle:      September 1

Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are extended to the next work day.

After submitting the application, it is the applicant's responsibility to notify the Foundation immediately but no later than the grant meeting of the directors if there is a substantive change related to the information in the application, including a major change in the project, or a change of leadership, structure, or finances of the organization.

Grants are awarded during the semi-annual grant meetings of the directors, scheduled as follows:
Spring meeting:  early June
Fall meeting:      mid November


Friday, July 25, 2014

Film Festival Job, ME

Camden International Film festival seeks a part time Festival Coordinator
Starting ASAP through October 10.

The Camden International Film Festival is seeking a Festival Coordinator to provide coordination, administrative and office assistance for the organization and its core programs, including the Camden International Film Festival and Points North Documentary Forum, which will run September 25 - 28, 2014. This position is part-time through mid August and full-time through the end of September. The position runs through mid October.

Responsibilities include:
Office Management: Manage Supplies, Office upkeep, Mail, CIFF Database(s)
Communication: Check and Manage CIFF Office Phone Line, CIFF email accounts, helps oversee CIFF Guest lists for special events
Works with Executive Director and Managing Director with Calendar, Sponsor Contracts, Donor records and Day-to-Day operations needs
Guest Relations: books travel and accommodations for festival guests, communicates with filmmakers, press and industry on travel and weekend itineraries
Leads Weekly Meetings with Executive Director and Managing Director – generating minutes and follow-up
Records and circulates meetings at weekly Production meetings for Festival Producer
Film Materials: Lead print-trafficking effort for Festival; Collect and manage film materials for Publications, Website, Jury, Press and Marketing
Manage Office and Phone during festival

Successful candidate must be highly organized.
Possess the ability to handle numerous tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail in a stressful environment.
Must be personable, patient and have outstanding listening as well as written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Must have comprehensive knowledge of Google Docs, Microsoft Office, with proficiency in Excel and Word and a strong orientation to social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

CAA Grad Student Travel Grants

College Art Association travel grants to their conference for PhD and MFA graduate students
Deadline 09-12-2014

CAA will award a limited number of $250 grants to advanced PhD and MFA graduate students as partial reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 103rd Annual Conference, taking place February 11–14, 2015, in New York. To qualify for the grant, students must be current CAA members. Funds are for transportation to and from the conference only, not for meals or lodging. Successful applicants will also receive a complimentary conference registration.

Grant recipients are chosen by lottery. Depending on the number of applications received, preference will be given to conference attendees not participating as a speaker, chair, or discussant. CAA will notify all applicants about their status by November 14, 2014. Graduate students living outside the United States may also apply for the CAA International Member Conference Travel Grant but can only receive a single award.

Applications should include:
A completed application form
A one-page statement of no more than 150 words stipulating that the applicant has no external support for travel to the conference
A letter of recommendation from the student’s adviser or head of department, division, or school
CAA reimburses grantees promptly after the conference upon receiving an original airline ticket (or eticket) receipt, with the price clearly printed on it. Receipts are due no later than thirty days after the conference. Photocopies, carbons, or boarding passes are not accepted; be sure to make a photocopy or scan of the document for your records before sending the original.

Please send all application materials to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs, by Friday, September 12, 2014. CAA will notify all applicants about their status by November 14, 2014.



New Directions Conference, CA

New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future, Conferences & Symposia, CA
Deadline: 09/10/14

The symposium will explore change and innovation in textiles in the past while looking at the state of the field of textiles, textile study, production and creativity, today and for the future.

The program includes two full days of multiple concurrent sessions on the UCLA campus and a full day of plenary sessions at LACMA on Saturday. In addition to the sessions, there will be receptions, special exhibitions, an awards ceremony, and a series of dynamic pre- and post-conference workshops and study tours to local and regional art institutions, collections, and artist studios.

For full program information and to register, visit

For other inquiries, contact newdirections@textilesociety.org

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Working Artist Org. Grant

Working Artist Org. / $1000 Working Art Grant / Art Purchase Award / Call for Submissions
Deadline 07-31-2014

We offer a small monthly art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Open to all visual artists including sculptors, installation, digital, design, mixed, new media, film/video from all countries.
Deadline for the $1000.00 Working Art Grant / Purchase Award is July 31, 2014.

For application guidelines please see: http://www.workingartist.org/art-grant-guidelines.html


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Catapult Film Fund

Catapult Film Fund for Documentary Filmmakers 
Deadline, 08-25-2013

Filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. Our mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their film projects to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find. We support powerful stories, and moving storytelling, across a broad spectrum of issues and perspectives.

1. BEGIN We have two funding rounds per year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. Please REVIEW OUR ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES and FAQ before you complete your application. If you have any questions about the application or your eligibility please contact us at INFO@CATAPULTFILMFUND.ORG

 2. SUBMIT ONLINE The application has a brief section which is submitted online and a full application which is sent as an attachment with the online form. Other attachments required in the application are: development budget, work samples, resume or bio, contact information for two references, and letter from your fiscal sponsor if you have one at the time of the application.

3. REVIEW Once the application deadline has passed, we begin our review process. We will let you know if we need further information or have any questions. During this time, please feel free to let us know about any updates to your application, e.g., funding received, budget changes, or application updates. Once we have made our grant decisions, we will inform applicants via email.

 4. GRANT Grantees must have a fiscal sponsor to receive grant funds. Once you have a fiscal sponsor we will send you a letter of agreement that sets forth the terms of the grant. After we receive the signed agreement we will send the funds to the fiscal sponsor. Our goal is to deliver the grant within a month of the grant announcement.



Maine Arts Internships

Arts Internship Opportunities Across Maine 
Deadline, Open 

Maine Arts Internships resource from the Maine Arts Commission is the online resource for artists and art students seeking relevant internship opportunities within Maine. The agency focuses on placing college interns with the assumption that they will be seeking credit. However, all internship-seekers are welcome to use this service. Organizations seeking interns are free to post their information as well.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Aesthetica Art Prize

Aesthetica Art Prize Visual/ Media Arts Call
Deadline, 08-31-2014

The Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entry, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year the competition is a celebration of visual art, inviting all artists to submit imaginative and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of their chosen medium. £15 entry fee.

Main prize is £5,000, a group exhibition, and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine

Student prizes is £1000, a group exhibition, and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine

More information at: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Willapa Bay Residency, WA

Willapa Bay Residency, Washington State, Call for Residency Applications 
Deadline 07-31-2014

Beginning March, 2014, Willapa Bay Air will launch its inaugural residency program on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington State, offering month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, musicians and scholars. The Residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to five residents each month, from March 1 through October 31 of the year.

Willapa Bay AiR is situated near the hamlet of Oysterville, Washington. Open to US and non-US artists. Applicants must be over the age of 18 and not currently enrolled as a student in an academic program. Application deadline is August 31, 2013. There are no fees. Lodging, work space, and meals at Willapa Bay AiR are provided without charge. Residents are, however, responsible for transportation costs to and from the Residency. Willapa Bay requires accepted applicants to pay a $100 deposit when they confirm their residency, and this deposit will be refunded upon arrival.

Willapa Bay AiR PO Box 209 32101
Douglas Drive Oysterville,
Washington 98641
United States Tel: (360) 665-6782

Email: info@willapabayair.org

Website: www.willapabayair.org

Saturday, July 19, 2014

CAA Conference Session Proposals

College Art Association Conference seeks session proposals for 2016 conference in D.C.
Deadline 09-12-2014

Chair a 2016 Annual Conference Session in Washington, DC

The CAA 104th Annual Conference will take place February 3–6, 2016, in Washington, DC. The Annual Conference Committee invites session proposals that cover the breadth of current thought and research in art, art and architectural history, theory and criticism, pedagogical issues, museum and curatorial practice, conservation, and developments in technology. Deadline: Friday, September 12, 2014

Topics include:
Open Formats
Historical Studies
Contemporary Issues/Studio Art
Educational and Professional Practices
Affiliated Societies

In order to submit a proposal, you must be a current CAA member. For full details on the submission process for the conference, please review the information published below.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Terra Exhibition Grants

Terra Foundation for American Art Exhibition Grants to organizations
Deadline 08-01-2014

In recognition of the importance of experiencing original works of art, the Terra Foundation for American Art supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980. To be eligible for funding, exhibitions that take place internationally or in Chicago may be aimed at the general public, scholars, or both; exhibitions that take place only in the United States, but outside of Chicago, must present historical American art in an international context and reach a scholarly audience.

The foundation has a particular interest in exhibitions that add an international dimension to the study or presentation of historical American art or take place in Chicago, the location of the foundation’s headquarters. “International dimensions” vary by project, but include a venue outside the United States; a focused thesis that makes a significant contribution to scholarship on historical American art in an international context; and an international curatorial team. Exhibition proposals will be reviewed by an outside panel of scholars and curators who are specialists in historical American art.

As the foundation prefers to fund full tours, we will only accept one proposal per exhibition. The proposal must come from the organizing institution(s), unless there is a Chicago venue, in which case see the “Chicago” section below.

March 3, 2014
August 1, 2014
March 2, 2015

If the foundation responds to a letter of inquiry by requesting a proposal, the organization applying for a grant will be expected to complete an application. Download the Exhibition Program Grants application. The foundation only accepts proposals from institutions with United States 501(c)(3) status or the international equivalent. Grants are not made to individuals.



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mahoosuc Arts Council Job

The Mahoosuc Arts Council seeks a part-time,  Communications and Outreach Specialist
Deadline 07-24-2014

The Mahoosuc Arts Council (MAC) and the Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative (BANC) seek a part-time, contracted Communications and Outreach Specialist, for a two-year position - $15 per hour/10 hours per week.

This position involves supporting the Executive Director of MAC and the Network Facilitator of BANC in various administrative and community activities.

Required Experience
- Bachelor's degree
- Private or nonprofit administrative experience preferred

Required Skills
- Excellent communication skills, oral and written
- Good computer skills
- Proficiency in social media and cloud computing platforms
- Creativity to engage online audiences through social media and other outreach mechanisms
- Ability to professionally represent the organization(s) in person at events,meetings, and other in-person opportunities, and report back effectively
- Proficiency in conducting online research
- Position also requires administrative support, copying, contact management, mailings, etc.

Qualified candidates will be:
- Adaptable
- Flexible
- Self-motivated
- Community-minded
- Creative
- Very well organized

Job requires a wide range of skills. Opportunity for growth and expansion in the future.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to info@mahoosucarts.org

NEH Bridging Cultures Grant

National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges grant 
Deadline 08-21-2014

These grants are intended to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at community colleges or community college systems. Grants are used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future.
NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges grants

  • create opportunities for community college faculty members to study together while improving their capacity to teach the humanities 
  • enhance or develop areas of need in an institution's humanities programs; and
  • give community college faculty access to humanities resources through partnerships with other institutions with appropriate resources.

Projects must focus on the theme of Bridging Cultures. This agency-wide initiative encourages exploration of the ways in which cultures from around the globe, as well as the myriad subcultures within America's borders, have influenced American society.

Projects must draw on sound humanities scholarship related to the theme of Bridging Cultures, engage participating faculty in shared readings of important humanities texts, involve humanities scholars with appropriate expertise, improve the quality of humanities course offerings at a community college or community college system, and create opportunities to disseminate their results. The application must reflect a collaborative relationship between a community college or community college system and another institution with appropriate resources (such as a college or university, museum, research library, or professional association) in the planning and implementation of the project.

Link to Additional Information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/bridging-cultures-community-colleges

Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges Division of Education Programs National Endowment for the Humanities 400 Seventh Street, SW Washington, DC 20506 202-606-8380 bccc@neh.gov

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SDCF Observership Program

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation call for Observership Program applicants
Deadline 07-31-2014

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Observership Program grants emerging Directors and Choreographers 25 paid opportunities to observe the work of master Directors and Choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country.

SDCF Observers have access to the entire rehearsal process, from first rehearsal through previews to opening night.  Observers are guaranteed the invaluable opportunity to observe, first-hand, the techniques, disciplines, approaches and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics.  The exact nature of each Observership varies depending on the needs and desires of the master Director or Choreographer.

Each Observer receives a grant of a weekly stipend of $225 and a project travel stipend. In addition, any Observer who is not already a Member of SDC will be awarded a free one-year SDC Associate Membership.

Application to this year’s program is free to SDC Members and Associates.  A $25 application fee is required to apply for those unaffiliated with SDC, which is waived for those in financial hardship (no proof required).

To apply, see below links for application and guidelines. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by May 30 as opportunities are expected to be available prior to that date, though applications will be accepted through July 31.  Those who apply by May 30 will be eligible for summer Observerships, while those who apply from June 1 – July 31 will be eligible for Observerships after September.



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Arteles Creative Residency

Arteles Creative Residency Program in Finland
Deadline 07-18-2014

International residency program for creative professionals from all the fields of:

- Visual Arts
- Media & Tech Art
- Music & Sound
- Performing Arts
- Design
- Architecture
- Literature
- Research
- Philosophy

1-3 months residencies / February - September 2015
(for 2014 residencies, see additional Arteles programs on our page)
Deadline for applications: 18th of July 2014
Online Application form and more information: www.arteles.org

Arteles Creative Center in Finland is one of the largest and most international creative residencies in Scandinavia, welcoming over 90 selected visual artists/ curators/ musicians/ writers/ performance artists/ photographers/ designers / architects per year.

Designed to benefit both your present projects and long-term ambitions, our program allows you the time, space & facilities you need in order to develop yourself and your work. You can go experimental, test new ideas, produce works, collaborate with other energetic, international artists, or take it as an opportunity to turn towards to your inner self and the nature.

The center is located in the middle of extraordinary nature of Hämeenkyrö, Finland (European Union Landscape Award in 2009) where you can soak in the fresh air, enjoy the silence, go for wandering walks in the forests, swimming in the many lakes nearby, go skiing and skating at winter time, do hiking and trekking trips in the nearby nature or have daily relaxing in a traditional wood-fire sauna. You can also get to know the fascinating and rich old culture of Finland viewed through Kalevala Epic, full of trolls, witches, myths and its inherent ties with nature.

To apply and to read more about the program content, facilities and action, please visit our page: www.arteles.org

In case you you are looking for residencies in 2014, see our other residency programs at: http://www.arteles.org/residency_programs.html

If you need any further information, please contact us: info@arteles.org

Points North Fellowship

Points North Fellowship at Camden International Film Festival 
Deadline 07-18-2014

The Points North Fellowship is a unique opportunity for Points North Fellowship (or filmmaking teams) to develop their works-in-progress through a combination of focused industry mentorship, workshops, meetings and a public pitch session.

The fellowship begins with a full day of intensive pitch training and focused industry mentorship prior to the start of the festival. These sessions will prepare filmmakers to pitch their projects to an international delegation of funders, broadcasters, distributors and producers before a live audience at the Points North Pitch on September 27. Past panelists include representatives from BBC, HBO, A&E IndieFilms, ITVS, POV, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Participant Media and ARTE.

The industry panel will award one project the Points North Pitch Award, which includes a $1000 cash prize from Documentary Educational Resources, three consultations with the Tribeca Film Institute, and a discounted post-production package from Modulus Studios.

Following the festival, all Points North Fellows will receive a ticket to the Cinema Eye Honors (held in mid-January), an invitation to CIFF’s annual Nominees Party and two nights of accommodations in New York. Taking place four months after the pitch, these events will give fellows an opportunity to connect with the wider documentary community and follow up on their pitches by setting up targeted one-on-one meetings with industry delegates.

The pitch is open to all filmmakers with feature-length documentaries in progress. The submission fee is $30. The deadline for submission is July 18, 2014 at midnight. Selected fellows will receive two VIP passes to the festival, four nights of accommodations and a stipend to subsidize their travel to Camden.


Monday, July 14, 2014

NEH Media Project Grant

National Endowment for the Humanities grants for media projects
Deadline 08-13-2014

NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring those ideas to life for people of all ages and all walks of life. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. We welcome humanities projects tailored to particular groups, such as families, youth (including K-12 students), teachers, seniors, at-risk communities, and veterans, but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive audience.

Media Projects grants support the following formats:

film and television projects; and radio projects.
Film and television projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs must be intended for national distribution. The Division of Public Programs welcomes projects ranging in length from short-form to broadcast-length video.

Radio projects may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing program. They may also develop new humanities content to augment existing radio programming or add greater historical background or humanities analysis to the subjects of existing programs. They may be intended for regional or national distribution.

NEH encourages projects that engage public audiences through multiple formats in the exploration of humanities ideas. Proposed projects might include complementary components to a film, television, or radio project. These components should deepen the audience’s understanding of the subject: for example, websites, mobile applications, museum exhibitions, book/film discussion programs, or podcasts.

Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to engage the public.

Program Statistics

In the last five competitions the Media Projects: Production Grants program received an average of forty applications. The program made an average of six awards per competition, for a funding ratio of 15 percent.

The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from competition to competition, as can the funding ratio. Information about the average number of applications and awards in recent competitions is meant only to provide historical context for the current competition. Information on the number of applications and awards in individual competitions is available from publicpgms@neh.gov

Contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Public Programs at 202-606-8269 or publicpgms@neh.gov
Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Iota Writers' Conference

Cobscook Community Learning Center, Iota Conference for short prose writers
Registration Deadline open until filled
Event date 08- 14 to 17 - 2014

In a world in which heft seems to rule the day, Iota serves as a celebration of the small. Come spend a long weekend with skilled faculty and a community of writers focused on short prose: fiction, non-fiction, and prose poetry. 

Iota’s emphasis is generative: create new work while you’re here. Write in the morning, attend workshops and community discussions in the afternoon. The learning continues after the workshops, as Iota’s classrooms encompass the great, natural beauty of Maine’s Bold Coast and Campobello Island.

For more information, including scholarship opportunities and schedule, visit: www.cclc.me/iota 
or call 207/733-2233. 

Chenven Foundation Grant

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation call for applications 
Deadline 07-15-2014

Annual awards to individual artists and craftpersons living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. Applicants should have a developed body of work. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art or music submissions.

An independent jury of three artists or curators will judge the submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. The maximum award is 1,500 dollars. Previous winners of a Foundation grant are not eligible for a second award. Winning submissions will be retained by the Foundation and may be used by the Foundation for publicity purposes.




Saturday, July 12, 2014

Szpilman Award for Ephemeral Art

Szpilman Award awarded for works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time
Deadline, 09-30-2014

The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations. Everyone can apply. Worldwide!

There is no participation fee.
Closing date: September 30, 2013 (postmark).

The prize winner receives the Jackpot Stipendium. This scholarship consists of three parts:

  •  A challenge cup. 
  • 10 days of accommodation in Cimochowizna (Poland) including journey.
  • A sum of money in cash. 

The amount of money is dynamic. SZPILMAN is raising money parallel to the competition. The prize winner receives the money that is raised until September 30, 2013.
The current score may be checked at www.award.szpilman.de/jackpot.

 For all information and the application form go to www.award.szpilman.de

Friday, July 11, 2014

Holocaust and Human Rights Center Job

Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine seeks an office manager
Open until Filled 

In 1985, the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine was born. Nearly 30 years later, the HHRC is still working hard to fulfill its mission.

Through initiatives in education, exhibition and activism, we engage and inform people of Maine about the Nazi Holocaust, other genocides and broader issues of human rights abuses in their historic and contemporary context. We encourage individuals and communities to reflect and act upon their ethical and moral responsibilities in our modern world.

The Office Manager will be an individual with great energy; high levels of motivation and organization; the ability to think creatively, multi-task, and handle curve balls; a willingness to collaborate; and a good sense of humor.

Office Management Responsibilities:

● Manager of all financial recording including: assisting in budget creation, reconciling monthly bank statements, recording income and expenses, reporting to board treasurer and board

● Primary manager of day to day operations

● Works to expand the income and reach of the center in conjunction with the Executive Director and Program Director

● Responsible for correspondence between center and donors

● Regularly interfaces with public

● Oversees communication with staff and faculty of the University of Maine at Augusta

● Oversees communication with outside organizations and project partners

● Maintains database

● Works with Executive Director to manage effectively the human resources of the organization, including maintenance of personnel files and compliance with federal and state employment laws.

● Serves as occasional docent for day to day visitors, school groups and community members

● Assists Executive Director to execute mission

The ideal candidate must have experience with Quickbooks or be very comfortable with numbers and willing to learn Quickbooks. They will bring the following skills and demonstrated experience to the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine:

● Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.

● Demonstrated success meeting deadlines and achieving targeted goals

● Ability to interact with community members and donors from diverse cultural, economic, educational, political, and vocational backgrounds.

● Proficiency with software, including Quickbooks, Microsoft Word and Excel, Mailchimp, and Little Green Light.

Compensation and benefits

● Salary in the mid to upper 20s, commensurate with experience and competitive with Maine nonprofits of similar size and mission.

● Benefits include full health and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.

 To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to the attention of Elizabeth Helitzer, Executive Director, at Elizabeth.helitzer@maine.edu

For more information about the HHRC, email Executive Director Elizabeth Helitzer at elizabeth.helitzer@maine.edu. It's still under construction, but we encourage applicants to visit our new website: hhrcmaine.org

Arts Education Summit

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

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

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

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

Strand # 1 - Developing Teacher Leader

Strand #2 - Arts Assessment Team                                                                  

Strand # 3 - Arts Assessment in Practice Strand                                            

Registration is $299 and is now available

For information about any of the Maine Arts Commission’s arts education funding opportunities or programs, please contact Argy Nestor at 207/287-2713 or by email at argy.nestor@maine.gov


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Grants Conference in Oregon

Annual Conference of Grants Professionals in Portland, OR, 
Event date October 15-18, 2014

Grant Professionals Association is holding their 16th Annual Conference on October 15-18, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.
Five Meals & Welcome Reception included with registration
70 Workshops Offered
Keynote Speaker - David Schultz with Gates Foundation & General Sessions
Networking Opportunities with other professionals to help you resolve issues and learn best practices.

Cost: $499 GPA members, $599 non-members and $399 students.
 Registration rates increase $76 on August 1.

The Grant Professionals Association (GPA), a nonprofit membership association, builds and supports an international community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good by practicing the highest ethical and professional standards. Founded in 1997, GPA has grown to close to 2,000 active members representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United Kingdom. More than 50 chapters have formed in the past six years.

GPA’s annual conference has gained a well-earned reputation as the most comprehensive educational and professional growth event available for those committed to excellence in the practice of grantsmanship. Each year, conference participants enjoy high-quality workshops on a wide variety of topics presented by the most experienced and knowledgeable experts in their respective fields. This will be the sixteenth year for the GPA Annual Conference.

The conference draws grant proposal writers, grant managers, nonprofit administrators, and consultants of all skill levels, in all areas of practice, from arts to education to homeland security. GPA anticipates that the 2014 conference will attract more than 600 attendees from across the country and internationally.

Complete information at: http://grantprofessionals.org/professional-development/conference


NEFA Presenter Travel Funds

NEFA New England Foundation for the Arts Travel Funds for New England Arts Presenters
Deadline, Open

Travel Funds available for any nonprofit, school, or government entity based in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

The nonprofit organization does not need to be an arts organization. An organization that does not have a federal tax identification number (such as a national historic park) may apply as long as it is part of an official government agency (such as the National Park Service). Applicants may apply for funding to help cover the expense of attending festivals, showcases, conferences, or other cultural events where they can see artistic work that they may present in their own community. NEFA encourages applicants to seek out opportunities where multiple cultural events are taking place, so that they may experience as many performances and genres as possible.

The deadline is open, but funds for this program usually run out before November, so apply sooner rather than later.

More information at: http://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/grants/presenter_travel_fund


Theater at Monmouth Audition

Theater at Monmouth is holding auditions
Date 07-14-2014

Theater at Monmouth is holding auditions for their fall musical, The Sorcerer July 14 at 3 pm at Cumston Hall. Key roles and chorus members needed! 

Find more information at http://tinyurl.com/mmsm5js

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Farnsworth Jobs

Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland has three employment openings
Open until filled

Assistant Registrar
Full-time position reporting to the Registrar.  This person will be a highly organized, detail-oriented individual to assist the Registrar with all aspects of collection management and exhibition installation.  Specific duties include database management (Vernon Systems), Rights and Reproduction services, collection accessioning, loan processing, condition reports and art handling. Occasional travel is required. Successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal, computer (knowledge of database programs, Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop a must) and organizational skills, and have the physical stamina required to lift 50 pounds and be physically active for weeks at a time. Candidate must be self-motivated, flexible, and able to work on many different projects concurrently. B.A., preferably in Museum Studies or Art History required with at least two years of museum registration experience preferred.

Historic House Interpreters,
Olson House, Cushing
The Farnsworth Art Museum is hiring seasonal part-time historic house interpreters for the Olson House in Cushing, the eighteenth-century saltwater farm where Andrew Wyeth painted his famous Christina's World. The house is open through Columbus Day weekend. Previous historic house and customer service experience preferred, but the museum will train interpreters to give tours of this National Landmark site.

Head of Visitor Services
Full-time position reporting to the Communications Officer. This person will be responsible for supervising, scheduling, and training visitor services staff at admissions desks throughout the museum.  Will also work with all departments to manage and ensure an excellent visitor experience. Some post-secondary school education, 2-3 years customer service, including employee scheduling.  Computer skills including data entry and flexibility concerning work schedule to accommodate some evenings, weekends and holidays. Also requires outstanding communication and phone skills.  Must be highly motivated, able to work as part of a team, possess excellent organizational skills and tact, and be able to work with diverse groups including supporters, the general public, vendors, and staff.

Interested candidates should forward cover letter and resume to employment@farnsworthmuseum.org or fill out an application at the museum.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Abbe Museum Job

Abbe Museum seeks Director of Advancement
Open until filled

This is a senior level position that is responsible for providing leadership and management of the direction, planning, and execution of fundraising, marketing, and membership. Leads development and marketing activities by members of the Board of Trustees, volunteers, the President/CEO and staff; contributes to the development of partnerships with other organizations and reporting the results of development activities. Works with the Board of Trustees and professional staff to secure approximately $400,000 - $500,000 in public and private dollars annually to support the Abbe’s mission and annual operating budget of 1.2 million.

The Director of Advancement is responsible for all aspects of fundraising, including: membership, the annual fund, private major gifts, capital campaigns, exhibition underwriting, corporate support, grants, planned giving, and all programs designed to broaden the Museum's funding base. The Director of Advancement is the principal liaison to the volunteer committee producing the Gathering Gala, the Abbe’s premier fundraising event, and coordinates and often participates in its production.

The Director of Advancement communicates the Museum's vision and mission and spearheads all levels of fundraising in the institution; works closely with the President/CEO and carries out policies established by the President/CEO and the Trustees; ensures that all donations and pledges are recorded and acknowledged; communicates transparently and impeccably with all financial operations and procedures. The Director of Advancement may be assigned to other duties as required by the small museum environment.

Full job description available on the About Us page of abbemuseum.org

To apply mail a resume or CV, a cover letter describing why you are a fit for this position, and salary requirements to: Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko - Abbe Museum - PO Box 286 - Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Or, email the package in pdf format to cinnamon@abbemuseum.org.

DOE Literacy Grant

Department of Education support for Innovative Approaches to Literacy programs (k-12)
Deadline 08-17-2014

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) intends to support innovative programs that promote early literacy for young children, motivate older children to read, and increase student achievement by using school libraries as partners to improve literacy, distributing free books to children and their families, and offering high-quality literacy activities.

Many schools and districts across the Nation do not have school libraries that deliver high-quality literacy programming to children and their families. Additionally, many schools do not have qualified library media specialists and library facilities. Where facilities do exist, they often lack adequate books and other materials and resources. In many communities, high-need children have limited access to appropriate age- and grade-level reading material in their homes. The IAL program supports the implementation of high-quality plans for childhood literacy activities and book distribution efforts that are supported by evidence of strong theory (as defined in this notice).

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.215G. Applications for grants under the Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program, CFDA number 84.215G, must be submitted electronically using the  Grants.gov site at www.Grants.gov

Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us. You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.215, not 84.215G).

Link to Additional Information: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Program CFDA Number 84.215G; Notice Inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2014 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-17/pdf/2014-14050.pdf

Julius Cotton ED Grants.gov FIND Systems Admin. Phone 202-245-6288 EducationGrantInquiries@ed.gov

Program Manager: Melvin Graham U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3E334 Washington, DC 20202-6200. Telephone: (202) 260-8268 or by email: melvin.graham@ed.gov

Monday, July 7, 2014

NEA Artworks Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works Grant for arts organizations
Deadline 07-24-2014

To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Deadline: July 24, 2014
Notification: April 2015
Earliest Start Date: June 1, 2015


Waterville Public Library Job

Waterville Public Library seeks fundraising associate (20 hours/week)
Deadline 07-07-2014

The Waterville Public Library seeks an experienced fundraising professional to organize and implement a fundraising plan to support the Library's mission.  

More info and job description at http://goo.gl/bw4LX9

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and references by July 14, 12:00pm to Sarah Sugden, Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901 or ssugden@watervillelibrary.org

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Maine Public Broadcasting Network seeks a Manager of Digital News
Open until filled

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is looking for an energetic and forward-thinking person with digital media experience to manage the digital distribution of local news content on our website, and through social media and other platforms to be based at our facility in Lewiston, Maine.

MPBN News is teaming up with NPR to provide a more user-friendly experience for our listeners, viewers and readers, to deliver this local content to users of mobile devices, and to allow for easier posting of stories, images and video. This gateway to multimedia enhancement is an imminent reality, and the Manager of Digital News will be a critical leader in this effort.

In addition to creatively and technically ensuring a “digital first” mindset, workflow, procedures and processes, the Manager of Digital Media will track digital audience impact through effective monitoring of relevant digital data / metrics; keep abreast of all new digital / social media tools and trends in the marketplace; contribute to reporting and news gathering as required; and supervise assigned staff.

We require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least three years’ experience in web design and production and all facets of digital and social media, preferably in public broadcasting. The successful candidate must be familiar with news-gathering and editing processes, and must have demonstrated ability to work on a diverse scope of projects. Proficiency with graphics, editing applications, FTP software, MS Office and other common applications is required, as well as experience with Final Cut Pro and working knowledge of PHP and SVN is strongly preferred.

To review the full position description, go to Careers through About MPBN at www.mpbn.net

Chamber Music America Showcase

Chamber Music America seeks artists to showcase at national conference 
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.

Details at http://www.chamber-music.org/submissions/showcase-guidelines

Ogunquit Playhouse Job

Ogunquit Playhouse seeks a Director of Development
Open until filled

Lois L. Lindauer Searches is proud to partner with the Ogunquit Playhouse in its search to fill the position of Director of Development to design, implement and manage a comprehensive development plan.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for a strategic, entrepreneurial and accomplished fundraiser and development manager who thrives in fast-paced and creative environments.

The Ogunquit Playhouse seeks an exceptional person to fill a full-time, year-round, opening for a Director of Development.  The organization is looking for a dynamic, self-starter to design, implement, and manage a comprehensive development plan. Responsibilities include providing direction and leadership for all aspects of the Development Department including: fundraising; increasing membership; grant writing; prospect research; overseeing and coordinating special events; donor cultivation and stewardship; instituting a planned giving program and the launching and managing of a Capital Campaign.

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Zena Lum, Search Director, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES, zlum@lllsearches.com

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Portland Stage Job

Portland Stage Company seeks Communications, Social Media and Marketing Director
Deadline Open until filled

Portland Stage Company, Maine’s largest fully professional, non-profit theater, is currently hiring a Communications, Social Media and Marketing Director (CSMD).  The CSMD is responsible for planning a strategy to maximize earned income goals while representing the organization to the public through multiple communication outlets.  The successful candidate will have superlative written and verbal communication skills, be adept at implementing marketing strategies and tactics, focused on reaching target goals and effective at using metrics to drive and grow revenue/attendance.  This position reports to the Executive & Artistic Director and oversees the Marketing Staff, which also includes House Management and Box Office personnel. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in Marketing and Public Relations.  Should have experience as a manager and supervisor with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Submit cover letter, resume, references, two writing samples, and a couple of examples of printed materials/web presence to employment@portlandstage.org

More information and a full job description can be found on our website at www.portlandstage.org under the “Work With Us” menu.

Community Economic Development Grant

Office of Community Services, Community Economic Development grant for Community Development Corporations
Deadline 07-21-2014

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) will award up to $17.9 million in Community Economic Development (CED) discretionary grant funds to Community Development Corporations (CDC) for well-planned, financially viable, and innovative projects to enhance job creation and business development for low-income individuals.

CED grants will be made as part of a broader strategy to address objectives such as decreasing dependency on federal programs, chronic unemployment, and community deterioration in urban and rural areas. CED projects are expected to actively recruit low-income individuals to fill the positions created by CED-funded development activities, and to assist those individuals to successfully hold those jobs and ensure that the businesses and jobs created remain viable for at least one year after the end of the grant period.

CED-funded projects can be non-construction or construction projects. The grant period for non-construction projects is 3 years; for construction projects, the grant period is 5 years. The CED program permits facility construction as needed to support business creation, business expansion, and/or job creation. However, it is important to note that short-term construction jobs associated with preparing for business startup or expansion are not counted when determining the number of jobs created under the CED program as they are designed to be temporary in nature.

OCS is encouraging applications from CDCs to target rural areas and underserved areas, and from 19 states and territories that do not have active CED projects, including American Samoa, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Island of Guam, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Furthermore, OCS is encouraging projects that align with the Promise Zones Initiative or Choice Neighborhoods Program.

Additional Information: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2014-ACF-OCS-EE-0817

ACF Applications Help Desk app_support@acf.hhs.gov app_support@acf.hhs.gov

Friday, July 4, 2014

Penobscot Marine Museum Job

Penobscot Marine Museum seeks a director of development (30 hrs/wk)
Deadline Open until filled

The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, ME seeks an experienced professional to lead our fundraising efforts. The Director of Development will create and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy, and guide staff and trustee participation in various campaigns. This position has primary responsibility for the annual appeal and donor stewardship to build our donor base and strengthen our major gifts pipeline; grants management and foundation relations, especially grant research and support to program staff in writing successful grant applications; and support for our trustee fundraising efforts. The Director of Development will work closely with our External Relations Director to coordinate membership and corporate sponsorship campaigns with our fundraising efforts, and will be a key member of the team to plan and manage our biennial gala auction.

A strong candidate will have prior work experience in a mid-size nonprofit organization, a track record of meeting fundraising targets, and demonstrated ability to guide other staff, trustees, or volunteers in successful fundraising campaigns. She/he will have broad functional knowledge of fundraising principles and practices and the ability to plan and manage annual and long-term fundraising programs. Familiarity with coastal Maine and the Maine philanthropic community is preferred. Experience with GiftWorks and auction software would be a plus. Facility with Microsoft Office and use of the internet is essential.

Penobscot Marine Museum’s staff works together in a team model rather than a strict hierarchy, with a high level of individual accountability. The Director of Development will combine the characteristics of a committed team player, a confident self-starter, and a leader-from-within.

The position is 30 hrs/wk, salaried exempt with benefits. A flexible work schedule will include some evening and weekend attendance at meetings and events. Reliable transportation and willingness to travel primarily in the coastal Maine area are necessary.

The mission of Penobscot Marine Museum is to preserve, interpret and celebrate the maritime culture of the Penobscot Bay Region and beyond through collections, education, and community engagement. Our campus has more than a dozen buildings, most dating from the first half of the 19th century, to authentically recreate the look and feel of a seaport village from the Great Age of Sail. Our collections include small craft, marine art, historic photographs, ship models, and domestic furnishings of our historic homes. We encourage applicants to review our website at www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org and our Guidestar entry to familiarize themselves with the museum’s activities.

To apply, send a resume and letter of interest as attachments in an email to cmoore@pmm-maine.org, or mail to Catherine Moore, Penobscot Marine Museum, PO Box 498, Searsport, ME 04974.

BCA Residency Program

Boston Center for the Arts; Artist Residency Program
Deadline 07-07-2014

The BCA's Artist Residency Program provides a platform and support for the development of new work, while simultaneously offering artists unique opportunities to connect and collaborate with our community. Artists-in-residence each receive studio and funding support during their fifteen-week stay at the BCA.

The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is accepting applications for the  Artist Residency Program. This season, the BCA’s Artist Residency Program puts special emphasis on artist projects that engage the public in direct and innovative ways, whether through collaborative activities, participatory public installations, performance, intervention or other imaginative activation.



Thursday, July 3, 2014

Maine Maritime Museum Job

Maine Maritime Museum seeks a Marketing/Communications Manager
Deadline 07-07-2014

Position start date is September 15. Salary commensurate with experience, competitive benefits, positive working environment.

Maine Maritime Museum, a nationally recognized, state-wide cultural institution located on the Kennebec River in Bath, seeks a Marketing and Communications Manager to help the museum continue to grow and excel by raising awareness of the museum, increasing admissions and program attendance, and supporting fundraising efforts. Under the supervision of the Director of Development and External Affairs, and working in close collaboration with all departments, this position is responsible for marketing, advertising, public relations, communications (including website and social media), visitor experience and special events support with the goal of increasing attendance and building community and financial support for the Museum. This position works closely with Public Programs and Front Desk/Visitor Services and represents the Museum on outside tourism and marketing committees, the Maine Motorcoach Network and at other community and business organization activities and events.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

•       Develop and evaluate marketing strategy in line with the strategic plan. This includes development of marketing objectives, budgets, advertising, and communications plans that enhance the museum’s short-term and long-term goals.

•       Create and maintain the Museum’s advertising, marketing, and communication materials, including website, print and e-mail newsletters, brochures, invitations, social media sites and promotional materials. This includes researching, writing, and managing design and production to maintain a high level of quality and consistent messaging across all platforms, as well as managing distribution as appropriate. Knowledge of website technology, cost-effective print sourcing, and production methods is essential; attention to detail is critical.

•       Plan and execute the Museum’s media relations activities, to include writing press releases and advisories, maintaining close working relationships with local and industry media, responding to media inquiries and requests, developing opportunities for Museum media coverage and placement and all related tasks.

•       Work with outside contracted graphic designers, website designers, agencies, printers and other support professionals to ensure a consistent quality of production within budget and on deadline.

•       Work with the Museum Store/Admissions Desk staff to implement a positive visitor experience consistent with the educational and financial goals of the Museum. Provide signage and support materials necessary to achieve those goals.

•       Serve as the Museum’s principal photographer, providing photographic coverage of events and activities. Maintain Museum’s electronic non-collection photographic files.

•       Assist with development-related and programmatic special events, including invitations and printed material, catering and logistics. These events require occasional evenings and weekends.

•       Work to enhance the Museum’s corporate support through its Business Partner Program and through event, exhibit and program support, and participate in activities as needed to maintain and enhance the Museum’s role in community relations.

•       Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned, to ensure the Museum’s brand and image and to help meet organizational financial goals.


Minimum 5 years progressive experience in marketing, public relations, and social media.
Demonstrated skill in design and production of print materials and publications, as well as website management and social media.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, creative, analytical and organized.
Team-work oriented with a good sense of humor.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field.
Non-profit experience and enthusiasm for maritime heritage preferred but not required.

 To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to John Settelen, Personnel Officer, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530. Electronic submissions accepted at jsettelen@MaritimeME.org

No phone inquiries, please. Maine Maritime Museum is an equal opportunity employer. This position is subject to background checks including sex offender, criminal and credit checks

For a full job description, please visit: www.mainemaritimemuseum.org

Penobscot Theatre Crew

Penobscot Theatre Company seeks Electrics/Carpentry/Gen Tech Apprentice
Open until filled 

Penobscot Theatre Company, a 40-year-old professional nonprofit theatre in Bangor, Maine, seeks one Electrics/Carpentry/Gen Tech Apprentice for its 2014-2015 Season to work primarily with the Master Carpenter and Head Electrician. The apprentice must be comfortable with heights and power tools, and able to lift at least 20 pounds. Candidates should demonstrate flexibility, high energy, the ability to work well with others, curiosity, and a willingness to learn.

 Penobscot Theatre Company operates in a 100-year-old opera house and builds the 6-7 productions that comprise its season in a 10,000-square-foot off-site shop space. The apprentice’s contract will run September 1 - May 31, 2015.

Apprentices receive a stipend of $100/week and housing. Apprentices must have their own vehicle. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to jobs@penobscottheatre.org.

Visit www.penobscottheatre.org for more information.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Nonprofit Finance Conference

Registration is open for the Maine 2014 Nonprofit Finance Conference
Event Date  10-03-2014

Mark your calendars to join Maine nonprofit executives, staff, and board members on October 3rd for the 2014 Nonprofit Finance Conference!  Featuring 9 breakout sessions, we will address the common challenges nonprofits face with important resources and best practices for all levels of nonprofit staff and volunteers.

This year's conference will feature a keynote by Melanie Herman, executive director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center and highly respected nonprofit leader named to The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 for the fifth time in August, 2013.

Heads Up! All registrations include admission to the Leaders + Luminaries Luncheon hosted by the Bank of Maine. Visit their website to learn more about the awards and how your Board Member could be awarded up to $10,000 for your organization.

October 3rd, 2014
Portland Regency Hotel, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Space is limited; register today for early-bird rates and to secure admission to the event.


Maine College of Art has two student affairs positions open
Deadline Open until filled

Maine College of Art (MECA), an accredited art and design college of approximately 420 undergraduate and graduate students, seeks an experienced higher education professional to join its staff as Director of Student Affairs. The Director of Student Affairs develops, implements and directs student service activities, programs, policies and procedures. S/he plays a leadership role in meeting the retention and student development goals of the College by managing and supervising the areas of residential education and housing, wellness and counseling, and student involvement. The Director of Student Affairs enforces the Student Code of Conduct, facilitates student crisis intervention, maintains compliance with campus crime notifications, and, as Disabilities Coordinator, handles ADA accommodations. The Director of Student Affairs also helps to develop access to external services that enhance students’ well being.

Maine College of Art (MECA), an accredited art and design college of approximately 420 undergraduate and graduate students, seeks applications for the position of Assistant Director of Student Affairs, Residential Education and Housing. The Assistant Director oversees the College’s three residence halls, a team of resident assistants, just over 200 students in residence, and summer conferences and programs. The AD makes a significant contribution to the holistic development of MECA’s art and design students in an atmosphere where students are expected to learn from a full range of experiences both in and out of the studio/classroom. S/he works closely with other student affairs professionals, as well as staff, faculty and administrators across campus. The AD has shared on-call responsibilities and helps respond to student crises/emergencies. This is a full-time, 12-month, live-in position.

For complete information at http://meca.edu/about/employment/#tab-staff-positions


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fulbright Awards

Fulbright Scholar Program, A program of the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Deadline 08-01-2014

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.

Grant lengths vary in duration: applicants can propose projects for a period of two to 12 months, as specified in the award description.  In addition, flexible options may be available.


Bowdoin Programs Coordinator Job

Bowdoin College, Summer Programs Coordinator
Deadline 07-07-2014

This position is a fixed length two year, benefits eligible position.

Bowdoin College, a highly selective liberal arts college of 1800 students located on the coast of Maine, is accepting applications for a Summer Programs Coordinator in the department of Events and Summer Programs.

Reporting to the Director of Events and Summer Programs, the Coordinator works with the Director in scheduling, planning, registration, implementation, contract negotiation, and billing for events and programs for external clients throughout the year. These programs focus primarily on non-academic events such as sports camps, single-day meetings, multi-day conferences, memorials, weddings, receptions, and dinners by professional associations.

Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred, High School diploma or GED equivalent required. The successful candidate will possess excellent organizational and customer service skills; the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, and work well under pressure in a fast-paced work environment; demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to negotiate and mediate; and strong computer proficiency with experience working in multiple software environments and operating platforms.

A minimum of one year of event planning experience is preferred. Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required, as is the ability and willingness to learn new software as needed. Applicants must possess the ability to work effectively with students, administration, coaches, and outside members of the community, and the ability to complete projects both independently and in collaboration with a team.

Further details and instructions to apply can be found on our online Careers website:

For questions, please contact careers@bowdoin.edu