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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Panavision Filmmaker Program

Panavision New Filmmaker Program
Deadline Open

To submit your project for consideration for the New Filmmaker Program, submit a proposal that includes the following:

  • Cover letter describing the status of your production, desired format, and some background about yourself. (If you are working on a thesis project for school, you must also submit a letter of reference from your professor on school letterhead.)
  • Shooting schedule
  • Copy of the script
  • Copy of your budget
  • Resumes and bios of all key people involved
  • Contact information (e-mail/phone number) for all key people involved. If you are associated with a school, include a letter of good standing on the school’s letterhead. If you are not associated with a school, please include a copy of your state ID
  • Three line project synopsis

Any other material that you think will support your proposal package (location photos, storyboards, past work, etc.) We will review your proposal to determine if it meets Panavision’s standards and scheduling requirements. We will respond as quickly as possible, but please allow at least three weeks for an initial response.

You can submit your application via email or regular mail.

Mailing Address
New Filmmaker Program
ATTN: Mike Dallatorre

6101 Variel Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

If you have any questions regarding Panavision’s New Filmmaker Program, please call 818-316-1000.


Saturday, November 29, 2014

NEH Media Production Grant

National Endowment for the Humanities Media Production Grant
Deadline January 14, 2015 for Projects Beginning August 2015

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 receiving production grants may be either broadcast or disseminated online. But in either case they 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. Programs receiving production grants may be either broadcast or disseminated online. They may be intended for national or regional 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 in a supplementary manner: for example, book/film discussion programs, websites, mobile applications, museum exhibitions, or podcasts.

If you seek to produce a digital project that is independent of a film, television, or radio project, you should apply to the Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants program. Please contact a Division of Public Programs program officer if you have questions about which grant program best fits your project.

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.


Friday, November 28, 2014

NEH Media Development Grant

National Endowment for the Humanities Media Development grant
Deadline January 14, 2015 for Projects Beginning August 2015

Brief Summary

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.

In the last five competitions the Media Projects: Development Grants program received an average of 39 applications. The program made an average of three grants per competition, for a funding ratio of 8 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.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Portland Symphony Orchestra Job

Portland Symphony Orchestra seeks Diretor of Education & Community Engagement
Deadline 12-15-2014

The Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO)’s mission is to “serve our community by enriching lives through music.” In its 90th season, the PSO is regarded as one of the top symphony orchestras of its size in the country. A musical hub for 82 professional musicians, the PSO strives to achieve the highest level of artistic quality, develop and nurture meaningful community relationships, and inspire children and adults through lifelong learning programs. As the largest performing arts organization in Maine, the PSO is proud to serve the entire state.

The Director of Education and Community Engagement, in partnership with the Music Director and Assistant Conductor, is charged with creating and overseeing programs that encourage three generations of Maine learners to engage with and participate in symphonic music. These programs will include in-school programs, concerts, and workshops; family and Discovery programming; community engagement initiatives; and adult education programs.

This individual must be a big-picture strategic thinker; be a self-starter who tackles challenges head-on; be able to develop and monitor new initiatives with confidence; and be an organized worker who efficiently and skillfully manages details. Skilled in consensus building and driving organizational initiatives forward, this individual must be an excellent relationship/partnership builder, communicator, and proponent of the PSO’s mission to enrich lives through music.

Serving a lead role in program planning, piloting, and implementing, the Director of Education & Community Engagement must have a strong knowledge of symphonic repertoire and current trends in music education. A bachelor’s degree is required.  An advanced degree or experience in education is expected.

In collaboration with school leaders and musicians, the Director of Education & Community Engagement will develop age-appropriate, musically engaging concert programs and curricula that meet the needs of the community while adhering to state/federal guidelines as applicable.


I. Strategic Leadership and Change Management

II. Programs (Organized by Three Generations)
   A. Youth
   B. Family/Community
   C. Lifelong Learning

III. Communications

IV. Relationship Building

V. Budget

Complete Information at: http://www.portlandsymphony.org/content/about/employment/

 To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, references, and salary history to cnishon@portlandsymphony.org. The e-mail subject line should be titled PSO Education and Community Engagement Application, and all attachments should be PDF (preferred) or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).

Orchestra Website:  www.portlandsymphony.org

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Portland Stage Development Director

Portland Stage Company seeks F/T Development Director
Deadline Open until filled 

Portland Stage seeks F/T Development Director with a demonstrated ability to carry out a comprehensive development program. A strong candidate will have proven success in building and maintaining long-term relationships with individual donors, foundations, and corporations. Must have organizational skills, be able to handle multiple priorities, and have experience working with volunteers and board members.  

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to: Megan Doane, General Manager Portland Stage Company P.O. Box 1458 Portland, ME 04104 Or by email to search@portlandstage.org


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Maine Arts Assessment Initiative

The Maine Arts Assessment Initiative (MAAI) Mega-regional workshops
Event time = various

The Maine Arts Assessment Initiative (MAAI) is once again offering Mega-regional workshops in five locations across the state of Maine during the 2014-15 school year. The workshops are being facilitated by the MAAI Teacher Leaders, different workshops scheduled for each location. Yes, you can register for more than one! 5.5 contact hours are being provided for all-day participation.

The five Mega dates and locations for the 2014-15 school year

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Mount Desert Island High School
Friday, March 6, 2015 Aroostook county
Friday, March 13, 2015 Oxford Hills Middle School, South Campus
Thursday, April 2, 2015 UMaine, Orono
Friday, April 3 University of Southern Maine, Portland

Registration is also open for Mega Mount Desert Island High School, Mega Oxford Hills, South Campus, and Mega UMaine, Orono.  It will be available for Aroostook county in the very near future.  MAAI is a program of the Maine Arts Commission.

The information for Mega USM, Portland is located at http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/MAAI-Mega-Regionals-USM-2015#USM.

To complete your registration please click on this link http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ea1ghdq4i1s4snna/a014xi1tzgnbz/questions

You can pay the $25 registration fee using PayPal or you can pay by sending a check made out to Maine Art Education Association and mail it to Maine Arts Commission, c/o Argy Nestor, 193 State Street, 25SHS, Augusta, 04333. You will find all of the information and details that you need when you register at the link above. Please contact me if you have any questions at argy.nestor@maine.gov

Overall Workshop Schedule

8:15 a.m. Registration begins
8:45 a.m. Opening Session and Morning Workshops
9:10 – 10:20 a.m. Breakout Workshop Session I
10:20 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:40 a.m. Breakout Workshop Session II
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch, participants on their own
12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Artist Showcase
12:45 – 2:45 p.m. Session III Large group by Arts Discipline
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Closing Session

NEFA Creative Communities Exchange

NEFA Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) seeks workshop leaders for 2015 conference, NH
Deadline December 19, 2014 (Deadline to apply to lead a workshop)

CCX 2015 will take place in Keene, New Hampshire, June 2-3 2015.

The CCX is a peer-to-peer exchange of the strategies used in successful creative economy initiatives around New England. This professional development event is for New England leaders who are engaged in creative economy and creative placemaking projects that leverage their local creative sector for the revitalization and growth of their broader community.

If you are engaged in projects that leverage your local creative sector for community development, then NEFA would like to hear from you. Workshop leaders receive discounted registration for the event, and are eligible for NEFA's Creative Economy Award. Practitioners from various sectors and all types of organizations are encouraged to apply!

Workshops should discuss the strategies of various creative economy projects, such as: downtown revitalization, artists and civic engagement, cultural planning and policy, etc., and generally fall under the themes:

More information on how to apply at: http://www.nefa.org/events/creative-communities-exchange


Monday, November 24, 2014

Contemporary Artists Center Fellowship

Contemporary Artists Center Fellowship, NY
Deadline Various

The Contemporary Artists Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization housed in two Neo-Gothic stone church buildings situated on the Woodside National Historic Register Site in Troy, NY. CAC welcomes artists from all over the U.S. and abroad for residencies of up to three months. Just 2.5 hours north of NYC, CAC is conveniently accessible by car or public transportation.

CAC facility features 20-ft high ceilings, adaptable & semi-private studio spaces open 24 hours a day, high-speed wfi access, exhibition opportunities, weekly critiques, and free access to all CAC events.

Merit fellowships and work exchange opportunities are available. All accepted artists receive financial assistance.

To apply online, go to: http://www.cactroy.org/forms/

For more information, visit: http://www.cactroy.org/residencies.php

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Performing arts touring grant from New England Foundation for the Arts
Deadline, 12-01-2014

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.



Saturday, November 22, 2014

CEC Artslink Award

CEC Artslink project grants to carry out self-directed projects in the United States.
Deadline 12-03-2014

Through its ArtsLink Award program, CEC Artslink is inviting applications from artists and arts managers from eligible countries (see list below) for project grants to carry out self-directed projects in the United States.

ArtsLink accepts applications from contemporary and traditional creative artists working in the performing, design, media, literary, and visual arts as well as arts managers at independent, nonprofit and government organizations working in these disciplines. Arts managers must be affiliated with an organization in the non-commercial sector. Artists seeking to work with commercial firms are ineligible. Applicants must be citizens of, and currently reside in, an eligible country.

There are no age limitations; however, students and non-professionals are ineligible to apply. In addition, projects focusing solely on research or the production/post production of an audio recording are not eligible. Projects involving performances, touring, or participation in performing arts festivals can be supported by ArtsLink only if the activity is a component of a more comprehensive proposed project. Panelists will evaluate the quality of the project by assessing the potential for interactive dialogue. U.S. artists and arts managers seeking to collaborate with international colleagues are encouraged to apply.

The award amount request must not exceed $5,000, regardless of the number of people planning to travel to the U.S. for the project.

Applicants must have a letter of invitation from a nonprofit organization or individual in the U.S. to apply. In addition, the application must be submitted by the international partner.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, as well as examples of projects funded through the project in the past, see the CEC ArtsLink Web site.

Link to Complete RFP


Friday, November 21, 2014

Smithsonian Fellowships

Smithsoninan American Art Museum  Fellowship Opportunities in American Art 
Deadline 12-01-2014

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today.

Each scholar is provided a carrel in the Fellowship Office, located across the street from the Museum. Available research resources there include a 180,000-volume library that specializes in American art, history, and biography; the Archives of American Art; the graphics collections of American Art and the Portrait Gallery; the Joseph Cornell Study Center and the Nam June Paik Archive; as well as a variety of image collections and research databases.

The Museum hosts fellows supported by the Smithsonian’s general fellowship fund and also offers the following named fellowships:

  • The Joe and Wanda Corn Fellowship, endowed by their former students Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duignan, supports scholars whose research interests span American art and American history. Recipients will draw on the Smithsonian’s broad resources in both areas.
  • The Douglass Foundation Fellowship in American Art is given for scholarly research in American art.
  • The Patricia and Phillip Frost Fellowship is offered to support research in American art and visual culture.
  • The George Gurney Fellowship funds research in American art, preferably sculpture, in honor of the distinguished career of the museum’s former curator of sculpture. Contribute to this fund.
  • The James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft is available for research in American studio crafts or decorative arts from the nineteenth century to the present.
  • The Sara Roby Fellowship in Twentieth-Century American Realism is awarded to a scholar whose research topic is in the area of American realism.
  • The Joshua C. Taylor Fellowship is supported by alumni and friends of the fellowship program. Contribute to this fund.
  • The Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art seek to foster a cross-cultural dialogue about the history of art of the United States up to 1980. They support work by scholars from abroad who are researching American art or by U.S. scholars who are investigating international contexts for American art.
  • The William H. Truettner Fellowship, which funds pre- and postdoctoral research in American art, is a tribute to Mr. Truettner’s career of nearly fifty years as a curator of painting and sculpture at the museum. Contribute to this fund.
  • The Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship is awarded for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation that concerns the study, appreciation, and recognition of excellence in all aspects of American art.

Predoctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree, and must be engaged in dissertation research. Postdoctoral fellowships are available to support specific research projects by scholars who hold the doctoral degree or equivalent. Senior fellowships are intended for scholars with a distinguished publication record who have held the doctoral degree for more than seven years or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment at the time of application.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposed research project, academic standing, scholarly qualifications, and experience. The project’s compatibility with the Museum’s collections, facilities, staff, and programs will also be considered. A committee of curators and historians will review the applications.

The stipend for a one-year predoctoral fellowship is $32,500, plus research and travel allowances. The stipend for a one-year senior or postdoctoral fellowship is $47,500, plus research and travel allowances. The standard term of residency is twelve months, but shorter terms will be considered; stipends are prorated for periods of less than twelve months.

Applicants should apply to the general Smithsonian Fellowship Program, found under the Office of Fellowships in the online application system (SOLAA), and not under the Museum’s name. Applicants should propose a primary advisor/supervisor from the Smithsonian American Art Museum to be eligible for a fellowship at this unit. Only one application is necessary; applicants will automatically be considered for all relevant awards.

All applicants are encouraged to share their research proposals with potential Smithsonian advisors before submitting applications.

For research consultation:
Emily Dana Shapiro
Telephone (202) 633-8335
Email ShapiroED@si.edu

Amelia Goerlitz
Telephone (202) 633-8353
Email GoerlitzA@si.edu

For applications or general information:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellowship Office
Telephone (202) 633-8353

Application for the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

Application FAQ

For other Smithsonian opportunities:
Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships
Telephone: (202) 633-7070
Email siofi@si.edu

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Fellowship

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum seeks applicants for the Research Center Fellowship Program
Deadline 12-01-2014

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center academic fellowship program strives to provide a supportive environment for the pursuit of research and writing by sponsoring full-time fellowships in American Modernism from the late nineteenth-century to the present.  Stipends are awarded to historians of art, architecture and design, literature, music and photography.  Research Center fellows have access to the archive and library collections of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum as well as collections from archival and library institutions across the Albuquerque and Santa Fe communities.

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center invites a distinguished individual in museum studies for one month each year to explore museum issues and practices.  The goal of the program is to provide opportunities to the professional museum community for collaborative work and exploration of new ideas, as well as providing a stimulating environment for independent research on museum practices.

More information at http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/fellowship-programs.html


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Portland Ballet Executive Director

Portland Ballet seeks an Executive Director (Full time)
Deadline: December 14, 2014

Portland Ballet, founded in 1980 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serves to enrich the community through training, performance, education and outreach in classical and contemporary ballet. The organization is comprised of a professional dance company, the Portland School of Ballet (including a pre-professional program) and studio theater for performances. The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies and recommend plans for future growth.  Appreciation of dance as an art form is required and hands-on experience in a dance organization is strongly preferred.

Specific key responsibilities include:

●       Overall administration of the organization, including supervision of staff managing the three arms of the organization (Portland Ballet Company, Portland School of Ballet and Portland Ballet Studio Theater).
●       Working with and reporting to the Board of Directors, providing leadership and vision and holding the organization accountable.
●       Leading annual, endowment, capital and other fundraising efforts in order to sustainably increase the financial resources available to the organization.
●       Assisting in the planning, budgeting and implementation of performances, special events and fundraisers.
●       Overseeing publicity and marketing activities with support from the board and staff.
●       Develop and manage organization and program budgets.

 For additional details, please refer to the full job description at http://www.portlandballet.org/release.htm

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter (including salary range expectations) via email to BoardofDirectors@portlandballet.org


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Big Read

National Endowment for the Arts, Big Read literacy program 
Deadline 01-28-2015

The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, aims to restore reading to the center of American culture. Managed by Arts Midwest, the program provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources that support their efforts to inspire their community to read and discuss a single book or the work of a poet.

Community organizations participating in the Big Read develop and produce reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse local audiences. These programs include activities such as author readings, book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, film series, music or dance events, theatrical performances, panel discussions, and other events and activities related to the community's chosen book or poet. Activities must focus on a book or poet from the Big Read Library. Previous grantees must select a different reading choice from their previous programming.

The program is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to develop reading programs between September 2015 and June 2016. Organizations selected to participate will receive a grant, educational and promotional materials, and access to online training resources and opportunities. Approximately seventy-five organizations will be selected from communities of varying size in the United States.

Eligible organizations may apply for grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. Grants must be matched on a one-to-one basis with non-federal funds. Grant funds may be used for expenses such as book purchases, speaker fees and travel, salaries, advertising, and venue rental.

Applicant organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; a division of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library. Eligible applicants include literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations.

Complete program guidelines, application instructions, and an FAQ are available at the Big Read website.

Link to Complete RFP at http://www.neabigread.org/guidelines.php


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Harvestworks Residency

Harvestworks Residency in the Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. NY
Deadline 12-15-2014

The Harvestworks New Works Residency is a national program that offers American artists (US-residents) commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for TEAM lab activities including research and development, sound and image production, programming and prototyping. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors. The proposed projects should explore new aesthetic premises and push the boundaries of conventional art forms and media.

Special Initiatives: The Harvestworks Creative Residency Program in Emerging Technology will commission artists using emerging technology such as biosensors, immersive audio and video, camera and eye tracking systems, data sonification or visualization, mobile, new computer interfaces and controllers and new ways to engage with social media and communities.

Up to 12 residencies will be selected (depending on project size and funding) along with up to five project scholarships. Priority will be given to the creative use of the Harvestworks’ production facility and the innovative use of sound, picture and emerging technology.

The Artist in Residency (AIR) program is designed to assist individual working artists. Collaborations, groups, ensembles and collectives have to designate a Lead Artist to apply to the program. Only new work proposals are accepted. Proposals that document an existing work are not eligible. Students who are currently enrolled in a university are not eligible. AIR recipients from the past 2 years are not eligible to apply this year. Lead artists must reside in the U.S.

Residencies run from January 1, 2015 through December 30, 2015.
To start your application, please visit this link: http://harvestworks.slideroom.com/

Questions can be directed to Hans Tammen at 212.431.1130 ext. 2 or by email to hanst@harvestworks.org

More information: http://www.harvestworks.org/201314-new-works-residencies/

Monday, November 17, 2014

Quimby Deadline Changes

Quimby Foundation makes changes in deadlines
January 1st        Arts Organizations (LOI)
May 1st              Environmental Organizations (LOI) 
September 1st   Healthy Living Organizations (LOI)

Each year, the Quimby Family Foundation grants awards to qualifying 501-c3 Non-Profit organizations based in Maine whose mission and values are aligned with The Quimby Family Foundation. Awards are granted in the range of $5,000 – $50,000. Applicants must submit a one page concept letter which outlines the mission of the applicant's organization and describes the project for which funding is sought. An organization may only submit one letter per year, multi-year grants are not awarded. Applicants may re-apply each year. Organizations may be funded up to three years in a row before a two year waiting period is initiated.

Submit a concept letter
Concept letters must be submitted according to the dates listed on the left. We encourage people to self select the funding cycle to apply in based on mission alignment, between the QFF and the non-profit, NOT project alignment. Based on concept letters, The Quimby Family Foundation will invite selected organizations to submit a full application. If invited to apply for funding, you will receive an e-mail with our full application which you must complete and email to apply@quimbyfamilyfoundation.org. There are no exceptions to the deadlines. Please refrain from contacting board members directly regarding the status of an application.

December 1st – We begin accepting concept letters
January 1st- Concept letter submission CLOSES at midnight
February 1st- E-mail notification will be sent regarding the status of your concept letter
March 1st- Full applications due by midnight
April 15th- Notification of grant funding e-mailed

April 1st- We begin accepting concept letters
May 1st- Concept letter submission CLOSES at midnight
June 1st- E-mail notification will be sent regarding the status of your concept letter
July 1st- Full applications due by midnight
August 15th- Notification of grant funding e-mailed

August 1st- We begin accepting concept letters
September 1st- Concept letter submission CLOSES at midnight
October 1st- E-mail notification will be sent regarding the status of your concept letter
November 1st- Full applications due by midnight
December 15th- Notification of grant funding e-mailed
Mid year report due 6 months after funding is received (then the link for submit mid year report)
End year report due 12 months after funding is received (then the link for submit end year report)


Sunday, November 16, 2014

MFVA Meeting

Maine Film and Video Association Meeting
Event Date 12-03-2014

Wednesday, December 3rd, 5 - 8pm
Mid-Maine Technical Center
3 Brooklyn Ave., Waterville

"Exploring the Process of Finding,
Scoring, and Mixing Music for Film"

Experience the lessons learned by at least four exceptional
composers, sound editor, and filmmakers.  See samples of their work and participate in a Q&A.

Rush DeNooyer - director/composer of NOVAs,                                            History Channel, Nat Geo

Gintare Forte - Camden-based composer, scored indy doc RAW                   FAITH

Michael McInnis - sound editor/composer, jazz recording artist

Greg Roscoe - director RAW FAITH, Best Feature Film, Newburyport          Documentary Film Festival

Join us for a panel discussion exploring the process of finding, scoring, and mixing music for independent film from a variety of perspectives, including that of the director, the musician, the composer, and the sound editor. Learn what has worked (and what hasn't) and build connections for future collaborations.

FREE for  MFVA Members and Mid Maine Technical Center students.

MFVA Annual Membership $25 professional; $10 students.

Admission for non-members $10.

We encourage filmmakers (fiction and non-fiction) to come meet with composers to start the dialogue towards creating original scores. Composers are welcome to share their work (CDs, brochures) during the Networking session. Tables to display your wares will be available.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Harpo Foundation Native Fellowship

Harpo Foundation accepting applications for Native American Fellowships
Deadline 02-15-2015

The Chicago-based Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are under-recognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art.

The foundation is accepting applications for its Native American Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center program, which supports the development of artists with the potential for intercultural dialogue. Each year, the program awards two residency fellowships to Native American artists at the Vermont Studio Center, an historic artist colony located along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. Each fellow receives a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.

To be eligible, Native American artists must demonstrate strong artistic ability, an evolving practice that is at a pivotal moment in its development, and a practice that engages a dialogue between the artist’s indigenous world and the surrounding culture.

For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellowship recipients, and applications instructions, see the Harpo Foundation website.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Scholastic Awards

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers call for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Deadline December to January

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing the most talented teen artists and writers in the United States and Canada, has launched its call for entries for the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in twenty-eight categories of art and writing, including film and animation, video game design, sculpture, photography, fashion design, poetry, journalism, humor, dramatic script, and science fiction.

Student submissions are judged on the regional level by the alliance's affiliates, with the highest-rated works then presented to national panels of creative leaders to determine which will receive top honors. Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs.

To be eligible, students must be in grades 7-12 in a public, private, parochial, home, or out-of-school program in the U.S. or Canada, or in an American school abroad.

Deadlines for submitting work vary by region and generally range from December 15, 2014, through January 15, 2015.

For complete program information, entry guidelines, and regional deadlines, visit the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Community Supported Art Program

Community Supported Art Program. Portland
Open enrollment 

The Community Supported Art Program (CSArt Maine) is a community supported art share program located in Portland, Maine. Inspired by a national movement to create sustainable models for collecting and purchasing art locally, CSArt Maine is excited to establish itself as Portland’s first subscription service to locally produced art. Similar to a CSA farm share, subscribers who invest receive a seasonal portion of art produced by local artists.

By offering handcrafted work at a reasonable price with a “buy local” approach, CSArt Maine strives to support its artists and simplify the idea of art collecting. CSArt Maine functions as an alternative avenue for local artists to disseminate work outside of the traditional gallery model and break down the walls between artist and collector. We believe that anybody can afford and have a piece of art to call their own. Art and the way it is shared should be fun, interactive, and benefit the maker and consumer alike. CSArt Maine hopes to provide a space of innovation for both artists and collectors and to redefine what it means to be a lover, collector, or maker of art.

Contact CSArt Maie  with a cv, your studio practice, and images of previous work that exemplifies what you do!

More information at: http://csartmaine.org/

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor

Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor - Call for Entries
Deadline 01-31-2015

 The Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor award was established to help make the ultimate goal of one exceptional writer come true: to become a published author.  You may be that person.  You've spent months, even years, pouring over every detail of your precious book.  It's your creation; your baby.  Now it's time to share your book with the world.  It's time for your story to be read!  You've got to believe in yourself and your talent!  You've got to know that you have just as much of a chance of winning the whole competition as anybody else, because you are a teller of stories and it is time for your story to be heard!
  The winner of the Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor receives a one thousand dollar ($1,000) cash prize and, best of all, a publication deal for your book, which includes professional editing, full distribution and marketing - all the components necessary to get your book published and the acclaim it deserves.  Not to mention the sole title of 2015 Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor Winner.

     Here's how it works.  To enter the competition you will submit the first twenty pages of your work, along with a three to five page synopsis of your story.  We are looking for a novel of Fiction or Creative Nonfiction in any genre, except Poetry and picture books.  Be sure to get it in before the Deadline, January 31, 2015​.  The panel of Judges will read all of the entries as they are submitted and, on March 1, 2015, they will narrow it down to five finalists.  Those five will then submit their novel in its entirety and, May 30, 2015, a GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The New York Center for Photographic Arts

The New York Center for Photographic Arts Call
Deadline 11-23-2014

The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, iphoneography, encaustic, etc.). Winners will receive $3,000 in cash awards and be featured in a New York Gallery Show and on the NYC4PA Online Gallery. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

We are very excited that Winners and Juror’s Selections will have the opportunity to participate in a gallery show in April 2015, at the New Century Artists Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea gallery district. In addition, an exhibition catalog of the group show will be available.

Today the world of photography is vast and varied. We work in color, black and white, monochrome, abstract and collage. This call for entry is our second homage to the early days of our craft, when all the emotion, texture and beauty had to be captured in shades gray from black to white.
It doesn’t matter if your original image was shot with Tri-X or with a digital SLR, if the end product is a terrific Black and White it fits the call. Sepia toned photography is welcome as well.

Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $750.  The image will be part of the New York gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog. It will be featured on the home page of NYC4PA website.
    •First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
    •Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $250. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
    •Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
    •Jurors’ Selections: 20 additional images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
    •Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be exhibited in the Online Gallery and listed in the exhibition catalog.

*All Prize Winners, Juror Selections and Honorable Mentions will receive an NYC4PA certificate.

This Call for Entry is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers.  NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.

The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted.
Prepare your images as JPG, TIF or PNG files no greater than 2MB. The longest side should be a MINIMUM of 1,280 pixels, then go to https://client.smarterentry.com/nyc4pa

If you have questions or issues please contact us as nyc4pa@gmail.com


Monday, November 10, 2014

My Green Downtown

The Maine Downtown Center’s Green Downtown’s The Resources page
Deadline -Open

My Green Downtown is a website project of the Maine Downtown Center and GrowSmart Maine. This is a place to share ideas, success stories and gather resources.

The Maine Downtown Center’s Green Downtown’s Project section gives communities, groups and individuals a place to learn about successful projects that have worked in other communities. The goals are to strengthen the link between the natural and built environment in Maine’s historic communities while encouraging revitalization. Arts organizations should get listed on this service!

The Resources page, Making Headway in Your Community connects you with organizations local and regional, statewide and beyond; people who can provide you with the information and tools you need to conserve what matters most in your community while encouraging the kind of economic and community growth you seek.

We want to do all we can to ensure a strong future for Maine and our communities. This means using Smart Design in buildings and infrastructure, Community Connections that allow us choices to move from place to place and make social and business connections, A Local Economy that is strong, sustainable, and adds value to Maine’s communities and environment, and Healthy Communities that make it easy to choose local, healthful foods and healthy lifestyle choices in transportation, recreation and where you live.

There are so many organizations offering information and tools, it can be difficult to know where to start. This directory can help you find those that are right for you.



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Maine Creative Industry Awards

Maine Creative Industries Award Gala 2014
Event date 11-15-2014

You are cordially invited to attend the Maine Creative Industries Award Gala, honoring The Jackson Laboratory and Patrick Dempsey. The gala will begin with cocktails at 5pm. Creative cocktail attire.

The Maine Center for Creativity, a 501c3 nonprofit organization run by a volunteer Board of Directors, has a mission to create projects and programs that stimulate the growth of Maine’s creative industries and promote the arts. They bring together arts and industry to stimulate economic growth and raise Maine’s visibility globally. This award brings a spotlight to our state’s world-class business, intellectual, cultural, technological assets. These assets attract talent to our state, which increases our growth.

Innovation comes in many different forms. Maine creates the place and space for the incubation of great achievement found at the intersection of Arts and Industry. The Jackson Laboratory is a world-class NCI designated Cancer Center discovering genomic solutions for disease while empowering the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. Mr. Dempsey is a product of our rich performing arts community leading to his success and ability to found The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. The common denominator is their creative approach to bringing comfort, care, and a cure to cancer patients in Maine, and beyond.

The Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a mission to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing
The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing provides free support, education and integrative medicine services to anyone impacted by cancer.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.mainecreativeindustriesaward.com/

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Arts Assessment Workshops

Maine Arts Assessment Initiative  2014-15 Mega-Regional Workshops
Event Date - Multiple 

The MAAI is a program of the Maine Arts Commission that provides ongoing professional development opportunities for those who are working specifically with PK-12 learners.

The Maine Arts Assessment Initiative (MAAI) is offering educators five, all-day professional development opportunities throughout Maine during the 2014-15 school year. The workshops, called Mega-Regionals, are being facilitated by the MAAI Teacher Leaders.

Each Mega will provide the chance for educators to select from a variety of workshops. In addition, the afternoon sessions will be focused around group discussions utilizing key questions on how proficiency is being implemented across the State in our own arts classrooms.

The cost is $25 per person and 5.5 contact hours are available for full-day participation. Details and registration information can be found here.

Dates and Locations:
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Mount Desert Island High School
Friday, March 6, 2015 Aroostook County
Friday, March 13, 2015 Oxford Hills Middle School, South Campus
Thursday, April 2, 2015 UMaine, Orono
Friday, April 3, 2015 University of Southern Maine, Portland

For more information, please contact Argy Nestor, Director of Arts Education at the Maine Arts Commission at argy.nestor@maine.gov


Friday, November 7, 2014

Constellation Gallery Call

The Constellation Gallery/ Maine Artist Collective, call for Miniatures Show, Portland
deadline 11-09-2014

The Constellation Gallery/ Maine Artist Collective, has put out a call for art throughout Maine for the upcoming Miniatures Show which runs from Nov. 21-Jan. 27. The Constellation Gallery is at 511 Congress Street and is open noon-4 p.m. Monday, 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, noon-4 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. 207-409-6617

Maine-based artists can submit their creations, in any media, as long as the work measures 11 x 14 inches or smaller, including any frame used. The call for art from MAC is an opportunity for any artist who submits to be shown in Maine’s major city. Artists are asked to send in a $5 entry free for each submission.

The jury will make the selection for the exhibit by Monday, Nov. 10. The artists will be notified by Tuesday, Nov. 11, if their works have been chosen or not.

All the art selected must be delivered to the Constellation Gallery by Tuesday, Nov. 18, ready to hang.

The art submissions should be sent in via email to: gallery@constellationart.com. They should be good quality photographs that represent the art. The photos can be jpeg or tif formats.


Grants to Green Workshop

Grants to Green: Energy Efficiency in your Buildings and in Your Downtown
Event Date 12-10-2014

Join us on in Brunswick for the Downtown Institute session - Energy Efficiency in your Buildings and in Your Downtowns! Information will be shared about energy efficiency in historic buildings including: funding opportunities, incentive programs, sustainable building practices, energy efficiency practices and concerns in historic buildings, the importance of the energy audit, and more.

When: Wednesday, December 10, 2014, from 1-4 pm
Where: Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011

Speakers Include:

Anne Ball, Maine Downtown Center, Grants to Green Maine
Chris Closs, Preservation Services Advisor, Greater Portland Landmarks
Anne Stephenson, Efficiency Maine
Chris Wolff, Maine Community Foundation
Representative from the EPA and the Energy Star Portfolio Manager Program

Space will fill up fast.  Sign up today and secure your spot for this wonderful event. Click here to register


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Surdna Foundation Grant

Surdna Foundation  call for Individual Artists, Culture Bearers and Nonprofits Engaged in Social Change 
Deadline 11-12-2014

The Surdna Foundation is issuing a request for proposals to individual artists, culture bearers and nonprofit arts organizations. These funds are designed to support projects developed in response to communities' specific challenges and to support artists and organizations whose long-term, deeply-rooted work has increased social engagement without necessarily being explicitly "activist." The foundation will consider all artistic disciplines, including cross-disciplinary work.

Proposals will be judged on the quality of the project concept in relation to social change; on each project's aesthetic rigor and artistic excellence; the artist's (or organization's) commitment to a particular community and; and the artist's (or organization's) ability to complete the project and use the financial support effectively.

Successful applicants will receive grants ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 over one or two year periods, with a maximum total award of $150,000 per year. The Request for Proposals is on the Surdna Foundation website: www.surdna.org/rfp

Grants will be announced in April 2015.

More information about the Surdna Foundation can be found at http://www.surdna.org

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Engine Development Series

Engine November Professional Development Series
Multiple event dates

Engine is an art space and a place of learning. This Fall and Winter, Engine will be offering a myriad of course for adults and youth. Join Engine for one or more of our classes led by working artists + designers. We are working to bring high-quality experiences to the community for beginners and more advanced levels.

Pro Dev Series: November Workshops at Engine
Located on 265 Main Street in Biddeford, Maine
Click for More Info or to Register!

Maine Craft Association Member Benefit: receive the member rate on all workshops!

Managing Your Creative Practice: Mon Nov. 3, 2014 | 5:30 - 8:30pm, FEE: $25/$22 Members
Securing + Preparing for Exhibitions: Wed, Nov. 5, 2014 | 5:30 - 8:30pm, FEE: $25/$22 Members
Dancing Around the Inner-Critic: Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 | 10am-1pm, FEE: $30/$27 Members
Building an online a Follow-ing: Monday Nov. 10, 2014 | 5:30 - 8:30pm, FEE: $25/$22 Member
Marketing with Social Media: Mon. Nov. 17, 2014 | 5:30 - 8:30pm, FEE: $25/$22 Members
Strategies for Better Social Media + Web Presence: Wed. Nov. 19, 2014 | 6-9pm, FEE: $35
Intro Modern Tools for Artists: Mon. Nov. 24, 2014 | 5:30 - 8:30pm, FEE: $25/$22 Members

American Music Abroad

Applications Open for American Music Abroad: Promoting Cultural Diplomacy Through Music
Deadline, January 9, 2015

American Music Abroad (AMA)’s application round for the 2014-15 season in now open! Bands and ensembles are encouraged to apply at http://amvoices.org/ama/apply

American Music Abroad is designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions and diverse culture to the global music scene. Each year, approximately ten ensembles are selected to embark on month-long, multi-country tours, where they will engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews.

Ensembles from any characteristically American musical genres, including, but not limited to Blues, Bluegrass, Cajun, Country, Folk, Latin, Native American, Gospel, Hip Hop/Urban, Indie Rock, Jazz, Punk, R&B and Zydeco are welcome to apply. Ensembles will be selected for artistic quality, a strong education and interactive component, and a dedication to cultural engagement.

Previous American Music Abroad ensembles have reached audiences in more than 75 countries who had little or no access to live American music.

To learn more about AMA visit americanvoices.org/ama

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Carving Studio Residencies

Opportunities for residency at marble quarry and manufacturing area of Vermont
Deadline 12-08-2014

Artist Residencies at the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center offer sculptors opportunities for inspiration and to create new work in the former marble quarry and manufacturing area of Vermont.

Residencies are from 1 week to 3 months, featuring artists working in a diverse range of materials and techniques. Residents become part of our vibrant artist community, sharing in the exchange of concepts, aesthetics and technical expertise.

To apply, please send your resume/CV, statement/proposal and digital image (jpegs) or slide portfolio (no more than 20 images) to The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777.

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is a non-profit sculpture education center dedicated to the creation of three-dimensional art. Located on the grounds of Vermont's historic marble quarries, the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center hosts workshops, residencies and exhibitions along with providing studio rental for large and small-scale sculptural expression.

For more information, please phone 802-438-2097 or email to info@carvingstudio.org


Monday, November 3, 2014

NEA Translation Projects

National Endowment for the Arts grant for translation projects
Deadline 12-09-2014

Translation Projects enable recipients to translate work from other languages into English. Non-matching grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.

Deadline: Dec 9, 2013
Notification: Aug 2014
Earliest Start Date: Nov 1, 2014


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences call to visual artists 
Deadline 01-05-2015

 Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences juried competition.

Artists, professionals, amateurs, students – everyone can participate. National and international submissions are welcome.

Final selections will be chosen based on artistic excellence and originality in reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.” This may include, by way of suggestion only, any one or more of the following: appearance, racial differences, physical or mental impairment, language, religious or cultural differences, environmental stewardship, social economic status, sexual orientation or identity, positive attitude, inclusiveness, self-acceptance, taunting and bullying, confrontation, human rights and equality, understanding and kindness, empowerment or any other topic which you believe furthers the theme of “enriching lives through diversity

A total of $3,000 (US) will be presented in the form of three separate awards - $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult;” “Best-in-Show Student;” and the “People’s Choice.”  Both “Best-in-Show” awards will be granted by a three-judge panel of art professionals. The “People’s Choice” award will be determined by visitors to the exhibits. No submission fee

All submissions must be an original concept and execution and not a copy or reproduction of the work of another. Final selections for inclusion in the exhibit will be made by a three-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals based on artistic excellence and originality in reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.” Judges will also consider:

* How effective the art will read when enlarged to billboard size (16 feet (4.9 m) wide by 12.5 feet (3.8 m) high) and displayed outdoors.
* Is the theme clear and easily understood?
* Does the art explore the theme in an unusual or previously unexplored manner?
* Will the art and its message prompt discussion?

Complete Information at http://embracingourdifferences.org/call-for-artists.html


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Midcoast Actors’ Studio auditions

Midcoast Actors’ Studio auditions for 2015 season. 
Audition date 11-05-2014

The 2015 Season of Midcoast Actors’ Studio includes the plays Venus in Fur, Skylight, Servant of Two Masters and Good People. Performance dates and more information can be found at midcoastactors.org

Midcoast Actors’ Studio is adding another night of open auditions for its upcoming 2015 season. Auditions will be held Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Troy Howard Stage, 173 Lincolnville Ave. in Belfast. Auditions are by appointment and need to be scheduled with Artistic Director Jason Bannister by emailing midcoastactors@gmail.com