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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Grammy Foundation Music Research

Grammy Foundation Letters of Inquiry for Grants in Music Research and Preservation Projects
Deadline 10-01-2014

Funded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Foundation's annual grant program provides support for music archiving and preservation efforts and scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

The research projects grant program awards funding of up to $20,000 to organizations and individuals working to research the impact of music on the human condition. Examples include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition, and healing; the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals; and the creative process underlying music. Priority will be given to projects with strong methodological design as well those designed to address an important research question.

The archiving and preservation projects grant program awards grants to organizations and individuals in support of efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The archiving and preservation area has two funding categories — preservation implementation (grants of up to $20,000) and planning, assessment and/or consultation (grants of up to $5,000).

Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than October 1, 2014. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals.

Visit the Grammy Foundation website for complete program guidelines and the Letter of Inquiry form.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fort Worth Community Arts Center Call

Fort Worth Community Arts Center,  9x12 Works on Paper Show, TX
Deadline: 11/15/14

The FWCAC announces an open call for entries: 2014 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show December 5-26, 2014. Artworks on or of paper or paper products may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 x 12 envelope; folded, 3D or multi-part OK. Original artworks only; no reproductions. Put artist’s name, address, title & date of work and medium on back. No entry form. Open to all artists - no age or geographical restrictions. All artwork is shown – no jury. Entry fee is $5US/piece; 6 entries max. Postmark deadline November 15, 2014. All artwork for sale for $100US; artist gets 75%. Unsold works with SASE will be mailed by Jan 31; no metering. Send entries, entry fee by check or M.O. to 9 x 12, FWCAC, 1300 Gendy, Ft Worth, TX 76107.

International artists/for more information: elaine@fwcac.org or www.fwcac.org

Prospectus: http://fwcac.com/images/9x12prospectus2014.pdf

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bangor Savings

Bangor Savings  corporate giving
Deadline 10-01-2014

Bangor Savings is committed to the support of organizations and activities that advance community development and improve the quality of life in our Maine communities. Our corporate charitable giving has a focus in the following areas:

Initiatives that raise student aspirations at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels.
Programs that transfer knowledge in specific skill sets such as public speaking and economics.
Initiatives that support education through dissemination of information.

Social and Civic Services
Activities directed at improving quality of life in the communities we serve.

Culture and Arts
Initiatives supporting creative arts that educate and entertain while providing a forum for local talent. Activities that enhance the role of art organizations as economic enterprises.

Health and Wellness
Unduplicated programs essential to the underlying medical care of a community.
Initiatives focusing on physical and mental wellness for people of all ages.

A United Way Supporter
Bangor Savings Bank is a long-term supporter and corporate contributor to United Way programs in Maine. The Bank also recognizes the importance of setting a positive example for Maine-based companies by supporting local rather than national charities with both corporate contributions and service commitments from its employees.

To apply for funding, please submit a written request with a short summary of the project or program for which funding is sought. Send requests via email to customercare@bangor.com


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Betterment Fund

Betterment Fund for Maine Community organizations 
Deadline 09-30-2014

Although the traditional recipients of Mr. Bingham’s benefactions continue to be of special interest to the Fund, the Betterment Fund has come to view the areas of education and health more broadly, and will consider requests from qualified institutions and organizations whose activities promote education or health improvement and which have the potential to have a significant positive impact on the lives of Maine residents in these areas.

The Betterment Fund also has expanded its areas of grantmaking to include programs which support local communities in their own efforts to increase their capacity to improve and sustain the quality of life for residents and programs for the preservation and responsible use of Maine’s natural resources.

The Betterment Fund makes grants exclusively to benefit the residents of the State of Maine. The Fund has a historical and continuing focus on the Western Mountains of Maine region, and special consideration may be given to projects in this region because of Mr. Bingham’s personal history with Bethel and his demonstrated interest in the surrounding area. The Fund also makes grants in other rural areas of the state around the top rim of the state of Maine down to the Downeast area, and priority generally will be given to proposals seeking to impact the more rural parts of Maine.  The Fund does relatively little funding in Southern Maine, Portland or the Mid-Coast Area of Maine.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Maine Theater Fund

Maine Community Foundation Maine Theater Fund
Deadline 09-15-2014

Recognizing the connection between vibrant communities and support for the arts, in 2005 an anonymous couple established the Maine Theater Fund at the Maine Community Foundation. The goal of the fund is to strengthen and sustain theater performance throughout the state. Awards are typically between $2,500 and $5,000, although larger awards may be considered.

The Maine Theater Fund is designed to support professional and community theaters in the production and presentation of live theater. Theaters whose main purpose is to present social messaging and/or health and wellness education will not be considered for funding.

Proposals for funding will be accepted from local, regional and statewide nonprofit theaters or theater groups in Maine whose primary purpose is the production of live theater. Funds will be awarded for programmatic, capacity-building, operating, and capital support.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Expansion Arts Fund

Community Foundation Maine Expansion Arts Fund
Deadline 09-15-2014

The Maine Expansion Arts Fund is the result of a collaborative effort of the National Endowment for the Arts, Lillian M. Berliawsky Charitable Trust, Maine Community Foundation, and Maine Arts Commission to strengthen and ensure the future of these artistic traditions. A permanent endowed fund held by the Maine Community Foundation, the Maine Expansion Arts Fund supports indigenous, ethnic, or rural arts programs or projects, particularly those that serve areas with limited access to arts events. Additional funding is provided through the Elizabeth Laughlin Anderson Memorial Fund at the Maine Community Foundation.

An advisory committee comprised of Maine artists and others knowledgeable about the needs of the state's arts organizations and programs reviews applications and makes recommendations on awards.

The Maine Expansion Arts Committee seeks to support indigenous, ethnic, or rural arts programs or projects, particularly those that serve areas with limited access to arts events.

  • Artistic quality of the program
  • Organizations that are developing and promoting the arts of their own communities, using local artists and other resources rather than importing art and artists from outside the region or state.
  • Ability of the organization to carry out the project for which funds are requested
  • Evidence of cooperation and coordination with other organizations and programs, within or outside of the arts
  • Evidence of local support for proposed project (financial or in-kind donations).
  • Projects serving underserved areas.

To be eligible for Expansion Arts Fund support for small, rural arts programming, applicants must have an operating budget of less than $250,000 a year and must have a commitment to serving rural audiences and communities.

Community-based projects affiliated with school districts are eligible to apply. School-affiliated projects supported by the Fund must be open to the public. Curriculum-based arts projects from schools or school districts are not eligible to apply. Please contact a Maine Community Foundation program officer if you are uncertain if a school-affiliated project is eligible for funding.

Grants will not normally be made for endowments, capital improvements, scholarships, a regular performance series, production costs of films or annual operating expenses (except for start-up support for new organizations and unusual circumstances where a one-time grant will meet a special need). Costs for equipment necessary to implementing a proposed project may be funded. Projects are rarely funded for a second year.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Historic Preservation Fund

Maine Community Foundation Historic Preservation Fund
Deadline 09-15-2014

The Belvedere Historic Preservation Fund, in partnership with Maine Historic Preservation Commission’s New Century Grant, is offering grants to support the preservation or restoration of historic buildings.The grant program focuses on the preservation and reuse of historic buildings that serve as civic, cultural, or economic hubs for communities. Grants will primarily be focused on capital projects. The committee will consider the following criteria:

  • The property’s historical significance at the local, state, or national level
  • Extent to which the property is threatened
  • The organizational readiness of the applicant to accomplish the proposed work and the likelihood of the project’s completion within a year.
  • All proposed projects must be for historic buildings listed or in the process of being listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

If a project’s total budget is larger than $15,000, the application should be for only a portion or phase of the project. Strong preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate how other sources of support will be combined with a grant from this program to accomplish the proposed work.

All grantees must be eligible to accept tax-deductible donations as outlined in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grantees must immediately notify the foundation of any change in or challenge to their tax-exempt status (as determined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) before the end of the grant period.


Sunday, August 24, 2014


New England Foundation for the Arts: New England States Touring grant
Deadline 09-01-2014

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




Saturday, August 23, 2014

USArtists International Program

USArtists International program announces New Guidelines and Application
First Round Deadline: September 5, 2014

The guidelines and online application are now available for the 2015 USArtists International program. The program provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists from across the country who have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and, new this year, performing arts markets anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories.

The application deadline for the first of three grant rounds of the 2015 program is Friday, September 5, 2014 for projects taking place between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015. This is a submission deadline.

Additional deadlines for the 2015 program cycle include:
December 5, 2014 for projects taking place between March 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016
April 17, 2015 for projects taking place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016

Questions about USArtists International should be directed to Brigid Zuknick, at brigid@midatlanticarts.org.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Ticket to Ride Travel Funds

Ticket to Ride funding for school travel to arts events
Deadline, Open

The Ticket to Ride program provides funding to defray the cost of travel for Maine schools wishing to visit Maine arts based venues and events as part of a well rounded curriculum.

Any K-12 school in Maine is eligible to receive support of up to $300 each school year and any K-12 school in Maine with a documented free and reduced lunch student population of 50 percent or greater is eligible to receive support of up to $500 each school year.

Ticket to Ride is designed for ease of administration; school personnel need only download and complete a two-page document to be eligible for funding. The only other requirement is the provision of a 250 word or less narrative, preferably with student input, of the experience within two weeks of the trip taking place. This final report helps the Maine Arts Commission secure funding to continue the Ticket to Ride program. The Maine Arts Commission respectfully requests that Ticket to Ride funds not be used to replace existing transportation funds in school budgets but rather to supplement them when necessary. Schools are welcome to use Ticket to Ride funds in combination with transportation funds that may be available from individual Maine arts based venues and events.

Schools contracting with Cyr Bus Lines are asked to contact General Manager Rick Soules and to mention the Ticket to Ride program.

 Click here for instructions on how to receive Ticket to Ride funding for your school: http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/Ticket-To-Ride-Signup


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Six Word Story Contest

Six Word Short Story Contest
Deadline, Open

History of the Six Word Short Story: Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a complete story in six words. Here is what he wrote: “For sale: baby shoes, never used.” Some people say it was written to settle a bar bet. Others say it was a personal challenge directed at other famous authors. But it proves that it is possible to create a short story with just six words.

Those that take up the challenge often say it is habit forming. Start with one six word story and soon you’ll be waking up at 2 am, grabbing a pencil to jot down another one. Take a look at our past winners for inspiration and then get started. Your $10.00 entry fee lets you enter up to three short stories. $100 grand prize.

The decision of the judges is final. The judges may choose no winner if they find no entry that, in their estimation, merits publication and the award. Each entry must be submitted in accordance with the eligibility requirements, format, guidelines, and entry requirements, or it will be disqualified. No entry fees will be returned.

Winners will be announced on our website no later than 60 days after the competition deadline.
The current contest will run until 9/30/2013

No paper entries will be accepted, all entries must be submitted at www.shortwritingcontest.com


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Barnes and Noble Support

Barnes and Noble Corporate Contributions Program for literature
Deadline: Open
As part of our commitment to good corporate citizenship, Barnes & Noble considers local and national support requests from non-profit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts or education (pre-K-12).  We also consider sponsorship opportunities where we can partner with organizations that focus their core businesses on higher learning, literacy and the arts.

Please note: Barnes & Noble does NOT have a grant program nor do we offer scholarships.

If you are a local literary, arts or educational organization seeking a sponsorship or donation from one of our stores, click here for our local criteria and policy. http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/sponsorship_local/donations_local.html

If you are a national literary, arts or educational organization seeking a charitable donation or sponsorship opportunity from our corporate office, click here for our national criteria and policy.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Save America’s Treasures

Save America’s Treasures grant programs for our nation’s irreplaceable cultural heritage
Deadline, Open

The Federal Save America’s Treasures program is one of the largest and most successful grant programs for the protection of our nation’s endangered and irreplaceable cultural heritage. Grants are available for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and historic structures and sites. Intellectual and cultural artifacts include artifacts, collections, documents, sculpture, and works of art. Historic structures and sites include historic districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects.

Grants are awarded to Federal, state, local, and tribal government entities, and non-profit organizations through a competitive matching-grant program, administered by the National Park Service in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Full information at: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/treasures/ProgramDetails.htm

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hatch Fund

Hatch fund offers Kick starter type support to artists 
Deadline Open 

Everything you need to fund your next project is right here. This thriving creative community connects accomplished artists working in America with eager supporters, premier arts organizations, and arts lovers.

Our Partners are the premier arts organizations throughout the nation whose missions are to recognize, support and award outstanding artistic achievements. We invite you to partner with Hatchfund, and to leverage this collaborative community as your own.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Joan Mitchell Foundation

Assistance for contemporary painters and sculptors 

Deadline- Open 

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

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

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


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ben & Jerry's Social Justice Projects

Ben & Jerry's Foundation Seeks Proposals for Social and Environmental Justice Projects
Deadline 10-15-2014

The Ben & Jerry's Foundation supports organizations working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems.

One-year grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to nonprofit grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States working to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just-food systems. Grants can be used to support both program and operational costs.

The foundation will only consider proposals from grassroots constituent-led organizations with annual budgets under $500,000 that are using direct action, grassroots, and community-organizing strategies to accomplish their goals.

Pre-proposals must be received no later than October 15, 2014. Upon review, select applicants will be invited to submit full proposals in January 2015.

See the Ben & Jerry's Foundation website for complete eligibility and application guidelines as well as descriptions of grant recipients from previous years.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Japan Foundation Touring Grant

Japan Foundation Accepting Proposals for Performing Arts Touring and Collaborative Projects
Deadline 10-27-2014

The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries.

To that end, the foundation is accepting proposals for touring and collaborative projects through its Performing Arts Japan program, an annual program designed to increase access to Japanese performing arts in the United States and Canada, especially outside major metropolitan areas; foster an understanding of the these arts by providing educational programs for audiences in each touring location apart from public performances; and support collaborative projects between Japanese and U.S./Canadian performing artists.

To date, the program has funded 253 performing arts projects (including 123 touring, 120 collaborative, and ten special projects) in both traditional and contemporary forms. In the 2014-15 fiscal year, ten projects were awarded a total of $246,000.

Grants are awarded only to U.S.- or Canada-based nonprofit organizations. To be eligible, projects must present Japanese performing arts and/or facilitate performing arts collaborations between Japanese and American/Canadian artists. In addition, projects must include an educational and/or community outreach component.

Visit the Japan Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Theater at Monmouth Auditions

Theater at Monmouth is looking for non-equity performers 
Audition date 08-23-2014

Theater at Monmouth is looking for non-equity performers for their fall Shakespeare in Maine Communities tour, Macbeth. Audition will be held August 23 at 10 at Helen Melledy Hall. All roles available! Find more information here: http://theateratmonmouth.org/about-us/opportunities/

Digital Innovation Fellowships

American Council of Learned Societies Invites Applications for Digital Innovation Fellowships
Deadline 09-24-2014

The American Council of Learned Societies  is accepting applications for its ninth annual Digital Innovation Fellowships.

With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the fellowship program supports digitally-based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The aim of the program is to provide scholars with the means to pursue intellectually significant projects that deploy digital technologies intensively and innovatively.

Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. Projects may address a consequential scholarly question through new research methods, new ways of representing the knowledge produced by research, or both; create new digital research resources; increase the scholarly utility of existing digital resources by developing new means of aggregating, navigating, searching, or analyzing those resources; or propose to analyze and reflect on the new forms of knowledge creation and representation made possible by the digital transformation of scholarship.

Each fellowship carries a stipend of up to $60,000 toward an academic year's leave and provides for project costs of up to $25,000. ACLS does not support creative works (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translations, or purely pedagogical projects.

The program is open to scholars in all fields of the humanities and the humanistic social sciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree conferred prior to the application deadline. An established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of a Ph.D. in publications and professional experience may also qualify. United States citizenship or permanent resident status is required as of the application deadline.

Visit the ACLS website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Vermont Performance Showcase

Vermont Recreation & Parks Association, 11th Annual Performance Showcase Call
Deadline 09-03-2014

The Vermont Recreation & Parks Association (VRPA) is pleased to announce its 11th Annual
Performance Showcase on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Lake
Morey Resort & Conference Center in Fairlee, VT.

This is an excellent opportunity for YOU to be included in a gathering of top notch New England
talent and to showcase your talents to prospective entertainment buyers/presenters. Our showcase
is organized around one stage with two separate performance areas. While one performer is
showcasing, the next performer is setting up. Also, each performer will have an exhibit table.

There will be 24 nine-minute live performances featured throughout the day! The Showcase
provides attendance incentives by giving away door prizes throughout the day. To encourage people
to stay for the entire showcase, VRPA sponsors a $100 gift certificate raffle after the last
performance, good toward the booking of a show given by any performer listed in the program
directory and… you must be present to win. For extra visibility, your logo or an ad may also be
purchased for the Showcase Program Booklet, which is available in hard copy at the showcase and
also posted indefinitely on the VRPA website.

We will be sending invitations to the following potential presenters/buyers for audience
participation: New England Recreation and Park Professionals, Public Libraries, Camping
Associations, School PTO/PTA’s, Fair & Festival Organizers, College Activity Directors, Ski Resorts
and Area Chambers of Commerce.

Return a completed application with payment, prior to Wednesday, September 3, 2014. It is
unlikely that applications received after this date will get a showcase slot. Make checks payable to
VRPA and mail to: VRPA Performance Showcase, 721 Main Street, Colchester, VT, 05446.

For additional information, please contact:
Betsy Terry at 802-878-2077 or betsy@vrpa.org

Complete information at: 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


New England Foundation for the Arts New England State Touring grant for performing artists 
Deadline 09-02-2014

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has a mission to cultivate and promote the arts in New England and beyond. Their programs support artists across many forms of expression and many geographies, connecting them with collaborators and communities, fueling creative exchange and public discourse, and strengthening the creative economy.

The New England State Touring (NEST) grant funds presentations of New England-based artists from outside of a presenter’s state (eg. A Maine venue can bring in a Vermont artist). Nonprofit organizations, schools, or government entities based in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) are eligible to apply.



Monday, August 11, 2014

I Love My Librarian Award

Nominations Invited for I Love My Librarian Award, sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times
Deadline September 12, 2014

The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, and college librarians. Administered by the American Library Association, with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York and the New York Times Company, the program seeks nominations that describe how a librarian is improving the lives of people in a school, campus, or community.

Up to ten winners will be selected to receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York hosted by the New York Times.

Each nominee must be a librarian with a master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies or a master's degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees must currently be working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or at an accredited K-12 school.

Nominators of public librarians must be public library users. Nominators of librarians in college, community college, or university libraries must be users of those libraries (e.g., students, faculty, or staff members). Nominators of school library media specialists must be library users (e.g., students, teachers, school administrators or staff members, or parents or caregivers of children at schools where the school library media specialist works).

Visit the awards program website for complete program guidelines and nomination procedures.



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Maine Craft Weekend Call

Maine Craft Weekend call for participants 
Event Date October 11 &12 2014

 The Maine Crafts Association has partnered with the Maine Brewers Guild and Maine Made to bring Craft Beer and Handmade Craft together for the ultimate statewide studio and brewery tour this Columbus Day Weekend! In addition to exciting new partnerships, we are happy to present the 2014 Maine Craft Weekend logo and poster created by MCA professional member Andrew Cook and thankful for generous funding from the Maine Office of Tourism Enterprise Grant program.

To participate in Maine Craft Weekend please email Marie marie@mainecrafts.org with the following information:

Name / Media / Address / Phone / Website
Saturday Hours
Sunday Hours
Member of Maine Made?
Event Description
Please include an image of you, your work or your location or a video, with caption, to use in our promotions!

Need ideas for your event? Check out what other participants are doing this link

Participants set their own hours Saturday, Sunday, or both. The MCA is committed to promoting and organizing Maine Craft Weekend as an annual event for years to come. Thanks to the Enterprise Grant from the Maine Office of Tourism we have some great marketing planned to get visitors to your location. Members of the MCA, MBG and Maine Made will be listed at no charge.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

LACDA 2014 Digital Art Competition

Los Angeles Cener for Digital Art 2014 International Juried Competition
Deadline August 25, 2014

Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable.

The competition is international, open to all geographical locations. Registration fee is $35US (three images). Multiple entries permitted, additional $35 entry fee for each three images.

The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44x60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery September 11-October 4, 2014. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.

The artist's reception will be the 10 year anniversary gala at our new expanded location in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk which is attended by up to 20,000 gallery goers.

Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24x36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in the exhibits opening in September.

Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. Many entrants from past competitions have already been included in our exhibits.

Complete information http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html 

Friday, August 8, 2014

MMW+C Portrait Contest

Maine Media Workshops and College Portrait Contest
Deadline 09-07-2014

A total of over $13,000 in prizes (including cash, merchandise and workshop tuitions) will be awarded to Grand Prize and Honorable Mention winners in categories including photo, video and writing.

David Brommer, Photographer; Director B&H Photo Event Space Emily Schiffer, Award-Winning Documentary Photographer David Turner, Internationally Renowned Fashion Photographer
Joe Grifasi, Film, TV and Stage Actor; Teacher; Director
Alan Myerson, Emmy-nominated TV Series and Movie Director
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Award-Winning Poet; Educator
Michael Steere, Editorial Director, Down East Books

$20 entry fee
This contest is an opportunity for our international community of photographers, filmmakers and writers of all ages to present their representations of Character: Portraits and Stories That Reveal the Human Condition to a distinguished panel of judges.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sustainable Arts Foundation

Sustainable Arts Foundation offers awards to artists with families
Deadline 09-08-2014

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families. Our mission is to provide financial awards to parents pursuing creative work. We seek to reward excellence. Your portfolio will assist us greatly in evaluating your work which may, but need not, refer to your parenting. We're also interested in hearing what your plans are, and how this award might assist you in attaining your goals.

Too often, creative impulses are set aside to meet the wonderful, but pressing, demands of raising a family. The foundation's goal is to encourage parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide.

The foundation will award the following:
Sustainable Arts Foundation Award: $6,000
Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award: $2,000
We typically offer five of each award in each application round.

To be eligible, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18. The foundation offers awards in two major categories: visual arts and writing. We encourage writers working in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and poetry to apply. Visual artists practicing painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media and photography are encouraged to apply.

Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting film/video applications. At this time, we simply do not have the resources to review these portfolios to our satisfaction. We are hoping to find a suitable partner to offer a fellowship. At this time we are not accepting applications in the performing arts or music.



Waterville Creates! Job

Waterville Creates! seeks Executive Director
Deadline 08-31-2014

 Full time position, competitive salary, commensurate with experience Waterville Regional Arts and Community Center (WRACC) d/b/a/ Waterville Creates! seeks an Executive Director for Waterville Creates!, a creative economic development collaborative and the programmatic arm of WRACC. Waterville Creates! is a collaborative consortium established to work directly with community arts, creative and cultural institutions to enhance and strengthen the economic vitality of the Waterville area. At the heart of this initiative is the promotion of the Waterville area as an arts and culture destination for Maine residents and visitors to the state. Through increased collaboration and with its primary arts and cultural entities, Maine Film Center, Waterville Opera House, Waterville Public Library, Colby College Museum of Art, and Waterville Main Street serving as anchoring institutions, Waterville Creates! will be the primary and coordinating entity for arts and cultural programmatic collaborations within the community. The ideal candidate will be an experienced executive director with excellent project management, budget forecasting, financial management and development skills. This position requires strong community development, communication, engagement, management and consensus building skills with a solid working knowledge of the Waterville community a plus. Experience with multiple facilities is favored. Experience in the arts or cultural sector is preferred. Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters of Art or Business administration preferred 3-5 years of responsible administrative experience, with a minimum three years in an executive management position.

Please send cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to: WRACC Executive Director, c/o Unity Foundation, P.O. Box 815, Unity, ME 04988 OR via email to:lroming@unityfdn.org No phone calls.

Call For Public Sculpture, IL

2014 Call for Sculpture For the Public Arts Program in Urbana, Illinois
Deadline: September 5, 2014

The Urbana Public Arts Program in Urbana, Illinois is seeking artists to display sculptures in our community. Selected sculptures will be installed in the community metro area and will serve as major visual anchor points, community identity and a statement that creativity and art are of vital importance to our existence in Central Illinois.

The Public Arts Program will offer selected artists an honorarium in an amount not to exceed $2,000.00 for the temporary lease of the artwork, transportation to and from the installation site, food & lodging, and artist fees for on-site availability during installation and de-installation. If multiple pieces are selected from one artist an honorarium will be awarded for each piece. The Public Arts Program will provide logistical and staff support, site design parameters, and incur the costs associated with site preparation and promotional events and materials.

Artist Eligibility
This opportunity is open to all professional visual artists, aged 18 and older, with public art experience.

Artwork Themes
There are no mandated themes for the artwork, however, for this call, interactive sculptures will be given special consideration. An important aspect of locating the artwork in a downtown metro area is to provide an identity for a cultural arts district. We encourage the entry of pieces with an exciting, vibrant, and energetic nature. Submissions must be existing, completed works and available for delivery during the fall of 2014.

There is no required size, however, sculptures of two different scales tend to work well: 1) very large (20’+) sculptures—capable of serving as visual showpieces along major highways and entryways into the community; and 2) medium to large (8’-15’) sculptures for placement on city sidewalks.

There are no recommended materials but the artists should consider the viability of the work’s structure and appearance and ability to be displayed outdoors for many years. The east-central Illinois climate is hot and humid with intense sunlight, periodic rain, thunderstorms and high sustained winds during the summer, and very cold with frequent sub-zero temperatures during the winter. All artwork must require limited to no maintenance. A statement of recommended maintenance for a 24-month period is required for all submissions.

Artist Responsibilities
Artists selected to exhibit their artwork will be responsible for:
Transportation of artwork to the exhibition site, and from the exhibition site upon the end of the lease.
Assistance and supervision of the installation of the artwork.
Availability for public information, educational interviews and materials.
Images for press and promotion

Questions and Additional Information
For questions and additional information, please contact the Lisa Hatchadoorian at Urbana’s Public Art Program at (217) 328-8265 or by e-mail to lhatchadoorian@urbanaillinois.us

A complete application must contain the following:
Application form (name, address, phone, email, title of submission, sale and insurance value, dimensions, weight, materials)
At least 3 images (Front, Back and one side), but no more than 5 images of each entry.
A written statement about the sculpture, and diagram with measurements outlining installation requirements.
Maintenance requirements for the entry for the next five years.
At least two images of previously completed artwork. Digital images in PDF format are preferred. All digital images must correspond with an image list. All images must be labeled as follows: artist's last name_first initial_image#.pdf   (ex. smith_a_01.PDF)
A current professional resume or curriculum vitae, with an emphasis on public art.

Where to Apply: (email entries are preferred)
City of Urbana
Public Art Program
400 South Vine St.
Urbana, IL 61801


Lisa Hatchadoorian
Public Arts Coordinator
City of Urbana
400 S Vine St, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-328-8265

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

TD Bank Community Grants

TD Bank grants and community sponsorship.
Deadline Open

Supporting the communities where we live and work has long been one of TD Bank's core values. Our mission is to strengthen the fabric of neighborhoods, and improve and enrich the lives of community members by supporting local organizations. In particular, TD Bank is committed to promoting economic empowerment, youth development and community involvement.

You may apply as many times as you would like throughout the year, but only one grant will be awarded to an organization per calendar year. At the end of the application process, you will be given the option to create an account or log into an existing account. After you create an account, you will receive an e-mail confirmation for your new grant application. Due to the large number of requests received, we are unable to provide a telephone confirmation for individual requests.

All applications will be reviewed at the local level with final recommendations by the TD Charitable Foundation's grants committee and approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors. Building an inclusive organization is a key element of the TD Charitable Foundation's giving strategy. We are working to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities we serve. Our commitment to diversity includes how we contribute to our communities. Projects, programs and activities funded by the TD Charitable Foundation must be consistent with this commitment.

Complete information at:


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Davis Family Foundation

Davis Family Foundation grants to Cultural/Arts Organizations
Deadlin 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.



Monday, August 4, 2014

MAMM Seeks Board Members

The Maine Academy for Modern Music is seeking Volunteers for Board Service
 Deadline - open 

The Maine Academy for Modern Music (MAMM) is a small, yet very successful Maine based non-profit that has been offering music programs which promote creativity, self-expression and resiliency to youth and adults alike. MAMM’s mission is to operate and support an independent music school focused on rock and contemporary music. It is committed to creating positive life experiences for Maine students of all ages.

MAMM is particularly interested in new Board members who have some background in any of the following areas -

Social Media

Please contact Benjamin Davis, Chairman of the Board at (207) 329-4971 or at benjaminpdavis@gmail.com

Sunday, August 3, 2014

NEFA Information Session

New England Foundation for the Arts Info Session
RSVP by August 18, 2014 
Event Date Wednesday, August 20, 10AM-12PM

NEFA staff will give an overview of its grants and programs for both artists and organizations. A highlight will be a demonstration of NEFA's newest tool, CreativeGround, New England's regional directory that spotlights cultural nonprofits, creative businesses and professional artists, and connects them with each other and those who are invested in the New England creative economy.

NEFA | 145 Tremont St., 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02111

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Call to Applicants
Deadline: 10/15/14

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art announces a residential postdoctoral fellowship supported by a grant from the A.W. Mellon Foundation. This award will be for academic years 2015-2017. Applications will be considered for research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any time period or culture. Scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate fully in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Applicants for 2015-2017 must have received the PhD degree between October 1, 2009, and October 1, 2014. The fellowship is awarded without regard to age or nationality of applicants. Applications must be submitted online by October 15, 2014.

For detailed information, visit www.nga.gov/casva

or email casva@nga.gov

Friday, August 1, 2014

Portland Recreation TD Job

Portland City Recreation & Facilities Management Seeks Technical Director
Deadline 08-05-2014

Full-Time – 37.5 hours/week – This position develops policy regarding the use, maintenance and improvement of audio, video, lighting, and rigging equipment at public assembly facilities in the City of Portland and oversees implementation of these policies. These facilities include Merrill Auditorium, the Portland Exposition Building, Ocean Gateway, Fitzpatrick Stadium, Portland Ice Arena, and City Council Chambers. Requirements: A degree from an accredited university/college in a related field or any equivalent combination of experience and training in a public assembly facility; considerable knowledge of the standard tools, materials, methods and practices used in running and maintaining performing rigging, lighting and sound systems; considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work; ability to interpret and work from sketches, penciled layouts and blueprints; ability to work at considerable heights and in confined spaces; ability to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends; ability to manage and supervise staff; working knowledge of personal computers. Must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record. Must pass a criminal convictions background check. $811-$913/wk.