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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Design the Future, Speaker Call

O'Rielly Design the Future conference is looking for speakers  
Deadline 07-20-2015
Event date January 20–22,2016 • San Francisco, CA

This won’t be your typical design conference. We’re creating the definitive gathering for those who understand, and want to learn more about, the force design exerts in shaping a better world. Talks, tutorials, and demonstrations span business, design, and technical topics of critical relevance. Are you making a larger impact on your organization–and the world beyond–through design? Are you radically enhancing the user experience? We want to hear from you.

You’ll be asked to include the following information for your proposal:
Proposed title
Overview and extended descriptions of the presentation: main idea, subtopics, conclusion
Suggested tags
Suggested track
Speaker(s): expertise, summary biography, and hi-res headshot
A video of the speaker (mandatory)

Proposals will be considered for the following types of presentations:
Session: 40-minute presentations, discussions, or panels (including time for Q&A)
Workshop: half-day sessions that help attendees develop skills


Monday, June 29, 2015

Fogfest Art 2015 Call

Campobello Island's Fog Fest Art 2015 Call for Submissions 
Deadline 07-01-2015
Event Time July 29 - August 2, 2015

Fogfest, a two-year-running, local international music festival, is expanding this year to include art. This is an opportunity for new and seasoned artists alike to exhibit their works to a diverse audience.  The Fogfest team would like to invite interested artists from both Canada and the United States to submit photos and a description of their work. Pieces will be displayed from selected artists for five days during Fogfest 2015 at venues on Campobello Island.

For more information, please contact Fogfest Art rep Alex Tinker at 506/752-1908 or message campobellofogfest@gmail.com, subject Fogfest Art.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Postmark Poetry Contest

Maine Postmark Poetry Contest call for entries 
Deadline 08-08-2015

The Maine Postmark Poetry Contest, a statewide competition, is happening again this year in conjunction with the 11th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival, to be held October 16 & 17, 2015. Maine residents and everyone with access to a Maine post office or mailbox this summer are invited to enter. Citizens, residents, and visitors to our great state are all welcome: the only rule is that all entries must bear a Maine postmark.

The Belfast Poetry Festival Committee will screen entries and forward finalists to an outside judge, poet Baron Wormser, Maine State Poet Laureate from 2000 to 2005 and Guggenheim fellowship recipient, who will choose first, second, and third place winners. The first place winner will receive a $100 cash prize and publication in Off the Coast, ‘Maine’s International Poetry Journal.’ Winners will be invited to read the winning poem and be honored at the Belfast Poetry Festival in October 2015; winning poems will also be announced and published in the Maine press. The top 10 poems will be featured in Belfast art galleries during October as part of the festival’s Gallery Hunt, and the top 10 poets will be featured at a showcase reading, Friday, October 16, 2015.

To enter, submit one poem of up to two (2) total pages in length; each entry must be accompanied by a $5 reading fee. Proceeds will be used to support the festival. Entrants may submit more than one poem, but each additional poem is an additional $5.

Submissions are welcome from now until August 8, 2015; only submissions received with a Maine postmark dated August 8 or earlier will be read. Poems should be sent without the poet’s name on the poem and accompanied by a cover letter listing the poet’s name, contact information (address, email, and phone), and the title of the poem(s) submitted so that poems can be read anonymously. Cover letters need not include biographical information. Poems sent without a cover letter or entry fee will be disqualified. All poems must be original and previously unpublished. Poems will not be returned, so please do not send originals or a SASE. Winners will be notified by September 15; other confirmation of receipt should not be expected.

Send entries accompanied by a cover letter with contact information and a check for $5 per poem made out to the Belfast Free Library—to:
Jacob Fricke, Belfast Poetry Festival
Attn: Maine Postmark Poetry Contest
P.O. Box 911
Belfast, ME 04915


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Rocky Coast Writing Contest

2015 Rocky Coast Writing Contest for the Maine Review
Deadline 06-30-2015

The submission period for the Maine Review’s 2015 Rocky Coast writing contest is now open. All writers are eligible for prizes and possible publication.

We are honored to welcome Carol Smallwood, award-winning poet and novelist, as our esteemed judge for this contest. Carol has written more than four dozen books, has received multiple Pushcart nominations, and appears in Who’s Who in America, Contemporary Authors, and Who’s Who in the World.

- Grand Prizes: $100 for best prose piece and $100 for best poem.
- One runner-up in each category will receive free editing of a prose piece or poem under 4,000 words from Mainly Words Editing. Mainly Words also offers a 10% discount to writers who mention the Maine Review.
- The names of all writers who submit their work to the contest will be entered into a drawing for a free gift subscription to The Writer Magazine, which has been providing informative, instructive, and motivational how-to articles and profiles to writers of all levels since 1887.
- All Honorable Mention Winners will receive a free 1-year electronic subscription to the Review.

Entry fee is $10 per entry of one prose piece or three poems.

Guidelines: www.TheMaineReview.com/submit.htm

A list of previous contest winners can be found on the website at www.TheMaineReview.com/writers.htm

Friday, June 26, 2015

Ogunquit Playhouse Sales Manager

The Ogunquit Playhouse seeks a Sales Manager to fill a full-time, year-round position 
Deadline 07-31-2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse seeks a Sales Manager with experience to fill a full-time, year-round position within its Business Office. The primary focus of this position is to provide direction and leadership for all aspects of the Sales Department.  Responsible for oversight of successful sales of Playbill advertising, group tours, and our Lodging Partners program, along with seeking new sales opportunities.  The Sales Manager would be expected to design, implement and manage a comprehensive sales plan. Travel reimbursement is provided.

Candidates must be self-motivated, highly organized and able to work independently with speed and proficiency in a fast paced environment.  Successful applicants must possess the ability to multitask, handle quick deadlines and display excellent written and verbal skills, along with a strong attention to detail and problem solving capabilities. Duties include support of all aspects of the Sales Department.  Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work as a team member are a must, particularly with our Development, Marketing and Box Office Departments.

The Ogunquit Playhouse is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Over its 82-year history of producing the highest quality theatre, it has earned the title of “America’s Foremost Summer Theatre.”

A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Business or a related degree and 3 years of experience leading Sales Efforts are required.

Please send cover letter and resume to Leslie Randazzo, Director of Finance and Administration, Ogunquit Playhouse, P.O. Box 915, Ogunquit, ME 03907 or via email at leslierandazzo@ogunquitplayhouse.org

Working Artist Org. Grant

Working Artist Org. / $1000 Working Art Grant / Art Purchase Award / Call for Submissions
Deadline 06-31-2015

We offer a small monthly art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Open to all visual artists including sculptors, installation, digital, design, mixed, new media, film/video from all countries.

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


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Contact East Registration

Contact East performing arts conference has opened registration 
Event Date September 17-20, 2015 (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island)

Each year, Contact East brings together the very best of North American talent, in music, theatre and dance, to showcase and pitch their work to regional, national and international presenters.

Contact East is a meeting place for artists and presenters to facilitate numerous and diverse performing arts activities in Canada and on international stages. It involves formal showcase events, primarily music, dance and theatre; the Contact Room where artists, agents and presenters can interact to discuss availability, venues and other performing arts issues; and a variety of workshops, clinics and round table discussions, which are relevant to the industry's affairs.

Contact East is an opportunity for those who present live entertainment to get together and discuss their particular ideas and concerns. Contact East provides an unprecedented opportunity to network with, and to learn from, some of the best presenters in the business from the Atlantic Provinces, across Canada, and internationally. It will also be a great weekend for all lovers of theatre, music, and dance, with over 25 artists showcasing their talents.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Norway Arts Festival Call

49th Annual Norway Arts Festival/ sidewalk art show call  to artists
Deadline 07-01-2015
Event, Saturday, July 11, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Located in the Historic Downtown Norway, Maine near the beautiful blue waters of Norway Lake and the surrounding wooded Oxford Hills.

This is a Juried Show.
The show is limited to 100 Fine Artists and Artisans.
Cash Prizes and Awards offered in six categories.
Amenities include onsite parking, indoor restrooms,
continental breakfast, unlimited bottled water delivery.
Main Street closed to traffic for a Pedestrian Mall.

For application forms and more information, go to:
or www.norwayartsfestival.org

or click here to download an application

email: westernmaineartgroup@gmail.com
call: 207-890-3649

Noteworthy to the Public:
Free Admission and Plenty of Free Parking within Walking Distance of the show.  Art, Music, Food and Energetic Festival Atmosphere. The Festival is held annually the second Saturday in July. Tourists, locals, and visitors from across the country converge on our classic New England village for a spectacular weekend of festivities.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wabanaki Artist Fellowships

Abbe Museum is offering three Wabanaki artist fellowships
Deadline 07-01-2015

The Abbe Museum is offering three Wabanaki artist fellowships for travel, lodging and other costs associated with exhibiting at Indian art markets in Maine and New Mexico. Dawnland LLC is supporting the fellowships.

Two fellowships will be awarded to artists attending the Southwestern Association for Indian Art’s Santa Fe Indian Market, and one shall be awarded to an artist attending one or more of the four annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance shows in Bar Harbor, New Gloucester, Unity and Orono.

 Ror eligibility details and an application visit

Anne Emery Kyllo Music Scholarship

Music Therapy Association Invites Applications for Anne Emery Kyllo Professional Scholarship
Deadline 06-26-2015

The American Music Therapy Association is accepting applications for the 2015 Anne Emery Kyllo Professional Scholarship, an annual program designed to support professional music therapists in their efforts to expand their training and professional interactions through participation in continuing education opportunities.

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

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


Monday, June 22, 2015

Theater Travel Grant

National Theater Project: Presenter Travel Grant
Deadline ongoing

The National Theater Project: Presenter Travel Grant provides monetary assistance to arts presenters and curatorial staff so that they may travel to view NTP projects for which they are considering presenting.

Arts presenters and curatorial staff considering NTP projects are eligible to apply for travel support to see the project. Grants reimburse up to 50% of total expenses, including mileage, economy class transportation, meals, lodging, admission, and, where applicable, conference or showcase registration fees. In general, grants range from $500-$700. Funded presenters are expected to complete an evaluation within one month of viewing the project.

Find out more at:

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Open Bench Project

The Open Bench Project is open for use
Deadline ongoing

The Open Bench Project is a a shared learn/work facility in Portland, Maine. We cultivate a community of makers by providing access to studio/work space, tools and resources around skill and capacity building. We provide an opportunity for makers of all types — amateurs, professionals, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, youth, artists, scientists, engineers — to explore ideas, hone and learn new skills, and collaborate with thought partners across disciplines.We strive to help people explore, question, critique, and recreate the built world around them.

OBP is a space for people to bring their ideas into reality. We believe the act of making and encouraging critical thinking about the designed world fosters confidence and curiosity — qualities that will enrich individual lives as well as our local and shared communities.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Arts EducationConference

Maine Art Education Association Conference 
Event Date September 18-20, 2015

Membership must be active for the 2015-2016 year in order to register for our Fall Conference. You need not renew your membership separately, this is included in the registration process. (See screenshot below)

On-Campus: $250 + Membership Fee for the 2015-2016 year
Off-Campus (Housing on your own): $200 + Membership Fee for the 2015-2016 year
Membership Fees:
$30 Active, $5 Student, $15 Retired, $0 Prior Lifetime Retired Paid, $120 New Lifetime Retired

Workshop Offerings:
•Masks: Michael Stasiuk
•Altered Books: Abbie Read
•Clay Explorations: Karen Orsillo
•Gelatin Printmaking: Susan Webster
•Cold Connections in Metals: Sharon Portelance
•Plein Air Painting: Cooper Dragonette
•Blacksmithing: Peter Happny

For a closer look at artist biographies, workshop descriptions and material lists,

Friday, June 19, 2015

Maine Wood Biennial

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship call for entries: Maine Wood 2016 Biennial Exhibition 
Deadline 08-28-2015

The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport announces a statewide call for entries for the fifth juried Maine Wood biennial. The exhibition, which takes place in the Center's Messler Gallery from January 22 to April 6, 2016, will once again showcase the breadth, creativity, and excellence of wood craftsmanship in the state of Maine.

All Maine artists and artisans who work in wood are encouraged to apply, including furniture makers, turners, carvers, sculptors, luthiers, and others. Submitted work must have been made in Maine during the last five years. The criterion for acceptance is excellence in design and craftsmanship.


Starbucks College Achievement Plan

Starbucks College Achievement Plan - College for employees 
Deadline Open

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

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


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ogunquit Playhouse Jobs

Ogunquit Playhouse seeks facilities staff
Deadline open until filled

The Ogunquit Playhouse is seeking dependable individuals to work on an exciting team at this historical theatre. From now until November, the Ogunquit Playhouse needs housekeepers, parking attendants, maintenance personnel, gardeners and landscapers to help maintain the theater campus property, housing and grounds.

If interested, please contact Director of Finance and Administration, Leslie Randazzo at leslierandazzo@ogunquitplayhouse.org or phone 207-646-2402, extension 251 for more information.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Jane's Trust

Jane's Trust Grant for Community Improvement
Deadline 07-15-2015

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

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


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Denmark Art Center Call

The Denmark Art Center is calling artist to create temporary installations, rides, interactive experiences for the 2015 DAM JAM Festival
Deadline 07-01-2015

DAC,with the support of the Maine Community Foundation,  is pleased to present a new program, the Artists’ Midway,  at this year’s DAM JAM. Applying the creative, DIY ethos of Burning Man to a family-friendly arts event in Western Maine, the Artists’ Midway offers a forum for Maine-based artists to engage with new audiences from across the state by creating temporary installations, rides, interactive experiences, and more. We encourage all Maine artists to apply for this opportunity, which comes with both a $750 honorarium, and a materials budget of up to $500, for each selected project.

The only limitation is that the artists shall respect that the DamJam is a FAMILY FRIENDLY event, and all art shall be suitable for (not to say pander to) families.  All art remains property of the artist, though reproductions rights shall be granted to the DAC.



Aaron Copland Music Fund

Aaron Copland Fund grant cycle is now open for professional performing ensembles
Deadline 06-30-2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, visit the website



Monday, June 15, 2015

Arts & Economic Prosperity Study

Join the Arts & Economic Prosperity V Study offers informational webinar
Event Date 06-17-2015

Americans for the Arts is preparing to launch its fifth national study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry, Arts & Economic Prosperity V (AEP5).  This study will document the key role-played by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences in strengthening our economy.

Arts & Economic
Prosperity V Webinar
Wednesday, June 17  *  3 - 4 p.m.

Webinar Description:
The Arts & Economic Prosperity® series of national economic impact studies continues to be the largest and most comprehensive economic impact research conducted on the arts field. We invite you to learn why your community should join the upcoming AEP V study. Listen as previous study participants explain the benefits their community received as a result of their participation, and learn about the additions and improvements we've made to make sure that AEP V is the most effective edition of this study yet.

Randy Cohen, Americans for the Arts Vice President of Research & Policy


Androscoggin Bank Community Grants

Androscoggin Bank's Main Street Foundation Community Improvement Grant
Deadline Quarterly

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

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

 Full guidelines at;


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bangor Savings Foundation

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

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

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


Saturday, June 13, 2015

NEA Art Works Grant

NEA Art Works grant for organization arts projects 
Deadline 07-23-2015

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

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

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


Friday, June 12, 2015

Wassaic Writing Residency, NY

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

The Wassaic Project e is now accepting 1-6 month proposals for the Winter Residency Season which runs from November to April.

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

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

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Maine Startup and Create Week

Maine Startup and Create Week:conference celebrating entrepreneurs and start-ups. ME
Event Dates June 22 - 28, 2015

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

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

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

Lots more info at: www.mainestartupandcreateweek.com

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

MAMM Seeks Development Coordinator

Maine Academy of Modern Music seeks a development coordinator (PT)
Open until filled

The Maine Academy of Modern Music's mission is to operate and support an independent music school focused on rock and contemporary music and dedicated to creating positive life experiences for Maine students of all ages and abilities through innovative and inclusive music programs which promote resiliency, self-expression, creativity, and determination.

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the position will focus on implementing fund development activities of the Organization with direction from the Executive Director and/or Board.  Position is currently budgeted for 4 hours per week.


Assist in the development and execution of MAMM’s fundraising plan
Secure financial or in-kind sponsorship that support MAMM events and programs via phone, email, and/or in-person with the ED or a board member
Build and maintain prospective donor and sponsorship databases
Communicate with outstanding pledge holders to complete pledge obligations
Maintain development calendar for annual activities, meetings, etc.
Prepare reports for Board and Executive Director as required and necessary.
Assures receipts and thank you letters are sent promptly and according to policy
Attend events functions of the Organization – including special events for fundraising purposes, as needed.
Attend monthly meetings of the Organization Board and appropriate committees.
Implements fund development activities of the Organization with direction of the Executive Director and/or Board
Completes all other assignments as required by the Executive Director and/or Board.

Bachelor’s Degree
A minimum of two years’ experience in professional fundraising environment with proven ability to obtain major gifts.
Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
Administrative Skills with attention to detail, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, strong math skills, able to create written documents, letters, brochures, and reports with little or no oversight
Software Proficiency: Proficiency in database management, spreadsheets, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) preferred
Ability to drive with a valid driver license

Candidate Instructions: Send a customized cover letter and current resume to jeff@maineacademyofmodernmusic.org

For more information, please visit http://maineacademyofmodernmusic.org/

Etsy Grant for Women

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

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

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


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Caldera Artist Residence, OR

Caldera Artist Residence, Sisters Oregon
Deadline- 06-15-2015

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

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

To apply go to:


Monday, June 8, 2015

MPBN Instrument Donation Project

MPBN Instrument Donation Project seeking musical instruments
Deadline 06-30-2015

MPBN is seeking "previously loved" working musical instruments that may be lying about in an attic or garage and get them into the hands of Maine children who would love to play, but don’t have the resources to either rent or purchase an instrument of their own. There are needy students across the state who would LOVE a used instrument!

We have placed collection bins in the foyers of each of our lobbies in Portland, Lewiston and Bangor and hope that you can take the time to dig out that old flute or trombone and drop it off!

MPBN will be accepting instruments between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday from June 2nd to June 30th. Pianos and like-sized instruments cannot be accepted.

Bangor: 63 Texas Ave.
Lewiston: 1450 Lisbon St.
Portland: 323 Marginal Way

Requests for musical instruments should be made through your school's Music Department and should be sent to us at music@mpbn.net


Sunday, June 7, 2015

National Gallery A.I.R. Call

Call For Applications - A.I.R. (Artist in Residency)  Gallery National Artist Program
Deadline 06-26-2015

A.I.R. Gallery invites self-identified women artists residing outside the New York City area to apply for our National Artists Program. In 1972 a group of women artists founded A.I.R. (Artists in Residence) Gallery - the first artist-run gallery for women in the United States. National Artist Members benefit from a supportive arts organization that encourages experimentation, provides resources and exhibition space. Link to A.I.R. Gallery: http://airgallery.org Link to National Artist Member Application Page: http://airgallery.org/opportunities/national-artists-program/

Saturday, June 6, 2015

SculptFest2015 Call, VT

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites sculptors to submit proposals for SculptFest2015
Deadline 6-22-2015
Event - September 12-October 25

The theme for this year's outdoor installation event is "Memory Work," guest curated by dj Hellerman. Located in West Rutland, Vermont amid inactive quarries and former manufacturing facilities of the Vermont Marble Company, the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center (CSSC) is located on a site where the labor of Italian, Swedish, Polish, German, Hungarian and other immigrants has made a significant impact on the ways we commemorate, remember, and memorialize. Keeping in mind the labor, traditions, and generations of people responsible for the success of the Vermont Marble Company as well as the history of the CSSC, Memory Work is an exhibition inviting artists to respond and rethink dominant forms of monument making. Projects focused on traditional approaches to sculpture are always encouraged but this is an open invitation for artists to explore new forms of remembering as well. Proposals should include a project description on one or two pages, sketches or other visual representations, resume, optional statement and up to ten digital images portraying previous site-specific work.

Materials will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage. Address submissions to "SculptFest2015," The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777.

For more information, please visit http://carvingstudio.org/?p=940 or contact us at 802-438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bethel Art Fair Call

Mahoosuc Arts Council is accepting applications for the 26th Annual Bethel Art Fair, 
Deadline 06-15-2015
Event date Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date July 16). 

A variety of artists and fine crafters are being sought whose artwork represents oil, watercolor, pastel, encaustic, pen & ink, charcoal, colored pencil, tempera, acrylic, fiber art, sculpture, blown glass, wood carvings, jewelry and more.

There will be judged artist award ribbons in wall-hung, artisan and photography categories as well as limited purchase awards. Honorable mention ribbons will also be awarded. Booth spaces are limited in the idyllic setting on the historic Bethel Common. All work is required to be of original design and creation of the exhibitor.

Single booths are 12 x 12 feet in dimension and cost $90. Applications must be received by June 15 for inclusion in the Bethel Art Fair program.

Application is also open to food vendors. Food booths are 12x12 feet and cost $125, including electricity. Duplication of items is avoided. Food vendors must supply proof of insurance and are responsible for cleaning up trash on the grounds immediately surrounding the booth.

FMI: Contact the Council Director Aranka Matolcsy at 207-824-3575 or email info@mahoosucarts.org. Artist/Artisan and Food vendor Application and guidelines are also available on our website: www.mahoosucarts.org.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Poland Spring Preservation Society Job

Docents at the Poland Spring Preservation Society seeks docent 
Deadline 06-06-2015

Docents at the Poland Spring Preservation Society will be teaching our visitors about the Maine State Building, All Souls Chapel and The Historic Bottling Plant, along with the history of the property. This position is seasonal, May through October. Internships are also available if college credit is needed.
Benefits will include:
-Subscription to The Turret
- Free Admission for Immediate Family members when accompanied by the employed docent
- Attendance to networking events Training Training will be done by the Administrative Assistant.

They will provide the tour speech and books to read about the history of the area. There are also numerous people available to ask questions about the history, if one is unclear. Docents will be required to shadow a tour by Admin or Volunteer, for each building before working independently. First tour will be supervised and critiqued. Training for other job duties will also be provided by the Administrative Assistant. Tours After the satisfactory completion of these requirements, docents will be requested to give tours.

You will be responsible for keeping up with the frequently changing exhibitions and occasional changes to the permanent collections in the following ways:
- Read materials related to the exhibitions and tour-giving methods. The Museum's library of catalogues, art journals, books, and special exhibition information is available to docents anytime during Museum hours. - Stay in contact with Administrative Assistant (Kate MacGregor). She will be glad to work personally with you to help you prepare for your tours.

Contact her if you have any questions or special needs at (207) 860-8513. Other Duties Docents will also be required to: - Welcome and greet guests and receiving admission fee, in the Maine State Building and All Souls Chapel - Gift shop and membership sales - Helping with updates on exhibits - Cataloging of objects and artifacts - Daily up keep and cleaning of buildings o Before and after weddings and other events - Answering of phones - Promoting fundraisers and weekly events If there are any questions or concerns please contact Kate MacGregor at polandspringpreservation@gmail.com

Portland Symphony Job

Portland Symphony Orchestra seeks corporate and foundation relations manager
Deadline 06-15-2015

The Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager is the steward of corporate and foundation relationships for the Symphony. Key duties include management of the grants process, including grant writing, department check-ins about funded projects, and reporting; stewardship and solicitation of corporate and foundation gifts; research for prospective funders; and working closely with the Symphony’s Development team to meet the organization’s financial goals. As a key relationship builder to the PSO, this person must have a deep understanding of the PSO’s artistic and educational programs, as well as a passion for the Symphony’s mission of serving our community by enriching lives through music. This position reports to the Director of Development.

The desired candidate will provide expertise to advance the PSO’s mission by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on corporate or foundation guidelines and interests, managing the grants and sponsorship calendar, and maintaining strong communication ties with corporate and foundation donors and prospects. This position collaborates with Symphony staff about funding priorities and activation of sponsorships.

A high degree of ownership and flexibility is required for this position, as it demands responsiveness to tight deadlines and execution of written communications that align with organizational language. It also requires a presence at concerts or events that may be scheduled afterhours. This person must be a highly motivated individual with strong organizational and communication skills, who is willing to work as part of a team in an intimate office setting.

The Symphony seeks someone with a bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years working in a Development Office or other related sales experience. This person should be an energetic, ambitious, and goal-oriented individual who has the ability to work independently and collaboratively. This person should also have a talent for building strong relationships across constituencies, be able to maintain professionalism internally and externally, and be able to maintain confidentiality of donor information.

Qualifications for the job include: excellent verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of philanthropy best practices; strong computer skills; experience building relationships with funders; prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines and financial goals; and appreciation for the Symphony’s artistic and educational programs and activities. Raiser’s Edge experience or other relational database experience is also recommended.

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, references, and salary history to lrobertson@portlandsymphony.org. The e-mail subject line should be titled Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager Application, and all attachments should be PDF (preferred) or Microsoft Word (.doc

Toyota Learning Grant

Toyota Learning Grant for organizations/ educational institutions for literacy development projects
Deadline 06-11-2015

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Acadia School Music Program

Acadia Trad School Music program seeks applicants
Deadline - Open until filled

Acadia Trad School’s 2015 Summer Music program in Bar Harbor (June 29th – July 3rd) is a full week of classes, workshops, public concerts, and music sessions. The school’s mission is to promote education and appreciation of traditional music, dance, art, and instrument crafts. Acadia Trad School’s classes are held at the beautiful COA campus on Frenchman Bay.  Students from away can stay on campus or at nearby hotels.
This year, Acadia Trad School will focus on Irish, Old-Time, Acadian, Cajun, and Cape Breton music and dance styles.  The weeklong festival also includes 10 public concerts (2 each day) at music venues around Mount Desert Island.  The school’s faculty come from Ireland, Canada, and around the US.  Several Acadia Trad School’s faculty are Grammy Award nominees.

Acadia Trad School will accept about 100 full-time students and about 50 students who just come for afternoon workshops.  Ten public concerts are expected to attract about 1500 people.

For more information about Acadia Trad School and the music festival, visit

Roy W. Dean Grant, Film

The Roy W. Dean Grant funds short films, documentaries, and independent features < $500,000 
Deadline 04-30-2015, 06-30-15, 09-30-15

Submission films must be films that are unique and make a contribution to society.

We fund compelling stories about little known subjects, historical films, and films that touch hearts. We like films that expose, and bring, important information to light; as well as films about little known people when there is a good story. We are story-tellers, and that is the main criteria for entering and winning our grants; stories that can change, heal, and enrich, our lives.

We are looking for:

  • Film and Video projects that are unique and benefit society.
  • New projects.
  • Works-in-progress.
  • Length is not a consideration.

This grant is now available for shorts and low budget independents as well as documentary filmmakers. We have expanded to further our goals of creating films that are “unique and make a contribution to society “Student filmmakers, independent producers, or independent production companies are all welcome.”

Who is not eligible to apply
You cannot apply if you are an employee of From the Heart Productions, an employee of any of the sponsors, or a family member of any employee of From the Heart Productions or any of the sponsors.

Where you live is not important
You may enter the New York City or Los Angeles grants no matter where you live in the world. You are welcome to enter both grants; in fact, we encourage it. It shows us that your are tenacious and are eager to find funding.

In your application we would like to know the following:
What audiences will be interested in your film? Please describe the target audience(s) for your project, including any underserved audiences.
How do you plan to reach these audience(s)? Describe your plans for broadcast, theatrical screenings, educational and/or community group.
If you have a trailer for the film you are making, send it with your application and if you have completed any prior films we would like to see them too.



Tuesday, June 2, 2015

BCA Residency Program

Boston Center for the Arts; Artist Residency Program
Deadline 06-12-2015

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

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


Salt Bay Chamberfest Job

Salt Bay Chamberfest is seeking a Director 
Open until filled

Salt Bay Chamberfest is seeking a new Managing Director after Sarah Glenn's decision to step down. The search for a new director is underway, in partnership with the Aspen Leadership Group, a national executive leadership placement firm that specializes in non-profit organizations. If you know of someone who might be interested and qualified, please direct them to Aspen Leadership Group for a complete job description and application information.



Vilcek Theatre Prize

Vilcek Foundation Invites Applications for Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Theatre
Deadline 06-15-2015

The mission of the Vilcek Foundation is to raise public awareness of the outstanding contributions of foreign-born scientists and artists living and working in the United States. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications from young foreign-born theater professionals for the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in theater.

Three prizes of $50,000 each will be awarded to young fashion professionals who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Playwrights/book writers, directors, actors, designers (sets, costumes, lights, projections/video, sound, and/or puppetry), composers, lyricists, and choreographers are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, applicants must have been born outside the United States, not be more than 38 years old as of December 31, 2015, be a naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States, intend to pursue a professional career in the United States, and not be a past winner or finalist of the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise.

See the Vilcek Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.



Monday, June 1, 2015

Contemporary Dance Call

SPACE seeks submissions for contemporary dance performances up to 15 minutes in length
Deadline 07-01-2015

SPACE seeks submissions for contemporary dance performances up to 15 minutes in length to be juried and programmed into two evening programs of three or four pieces each. The first show will be held the evening of November 21, 2015 and an additional later date, to be determined, likely in the winter or early spring.

We are looking for work that is relatively low-tech that will be suitable for our multidisciplinary art space, which will offer a marley-covered floor measuring approximately 19 x 25 feet, a simple lighting grid and a sound system. We will offer a modest artist stipend, basic help from a technical director, and photo and video documentation services. There will also be an opportunity to workshop a work-in-progress version at a choreography lab to receive constructive feedback from peers and colleagues in the field prior to the performance.

SPACE is interested in contemporary works that may not fit easily into other dance programming taking place in Portland or Southern Maine. We will consider works that demonstrate artistic excellence and encourage compelling dialogue about dance, performance, and our community's relationship to these forms.

Please submit a relevant CV, links to two video work samples, your basic production needs, and a brief narrative description of the work (no more than 500 words). The jury will watch up to five minutes of video per submission. Please direct any questions, not answered here, via email to SPACE Executive Director Nat May at nat@space538.org.


Harlow Ceramic Artists Call

Call for Ceramic Artists for Exhibition at Harlow Gallery
Deadline 06-15-2015

Open call for Maine artists working with ceramics. The Harlow Gallery is seeking submissions of ceramic work, both utilitarian and sculptural, for an exhibition entitled "Fired Up" on view July 31 through August 22, 2015. Submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee to include MCA member Barbara Loken of Loken Pottery, Allison McKeen of Harlow Gallery + MCA and Marie Sugden of MCA.

For more information on the "Fired Up" exhibition, eligibility, + submission visit Harlow Gallery's website: