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Friday, July 31, 2015

Norway Savings Artist Call

Norway Savings call for desktop calendar images
Deadline 09-01-2015

Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank turns 150 in 2016. We're honored to have served our local communities these many years. Known for our "Colorful Solutions" brand, we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to ask Maine artists to express your talent by creating a piece that conveys the spirit of our brand, Maine culture, and way of life. We are looking for excellence and originality, and welcome a variety of styles and subjects.

The 13 winning artists will be published in the 2016 Norway Savings Bank Desktop Calendar and on our website. The first place award winner will be featured on the cover of our 150th Anniversary Commemorative book.

Norway Savings Bank Marketing
Phone: 888/725-2207

Beloit Poetry Journal Job

Beloit Poetry Journal is seeking applicants for a Managing Editor Position (PT)
Deadline 08-24-2015

The Beloit Poetry Journal is seeking applicants for a newly created Managing Editor position based near Portland, Maine. The BPJ is one of the nation's oldest literary journals, an independent journal that has been publishing poetry for 65 years. It has been the first or early publisher of such poets as Galway Kinnell, Anne Sexton, W.S. Merwin, and Adrienne Rich, and more recently Ocean Vuong, Jenny Johnson, and Danez Smith. BPJ poems have been included in recent Pushcart prize volumes, The Best American Poems, Best New Poets, and Poetry Daily.

Position Overview
The Managing Editor will work on a part-time basis to administer the day-to-day business of the journal and to help prepare material for publication in print and online. He or she will work under the supervision of the Co-editors and must be available for at least weekly meetings near Portland, Maine. The Managing Editor must possess strong organizational skills and be able to work independently, with unfailing attention to detail and deadlines.

Responsibilities include:
- Conducting daily operational tasks of the journal, including bookkeeping and record-keeping
- Maintaining the website, subscription database, and other online systems
- Coordinating printing schedules and requirements
- Overseeing grant proposals and development opportunities
- Identifying and coordinating projects to increase the visibility of the journal
- Helping with special projects as they arise

The ideal candidate will have:
- An undergraduate degree
- Experience in literary publishing
- Familiarity with Quark
- Familiarity with website management and database maintenance
-      Experience in multimedia, social media, and web content development
- Experience in developing and overseeing organizational budgets
-      A broad knowledge of literature, especially poetry
-      Demonstrated success at securing grants and other funding

To apply, submit a letter of interest, a resume, and reference contacts by email to bpj@bpj.org,
Use "Managing Editor Applicant [your last name]" for the subject line.
No postal mail applications or phone queries, please.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

WEX Exhibition Call

WEX art and health care exhibit call
Deadline 08-31-2015

WEX is now accepting art submissions for its inaugural exhibition at the corporate office in South Portland, Maine! Do you have art that speaks about Health Care in some way? We would love to see it!

- 2D work fitting the theme of "Health Care" will be accepted, theme can be interpreted in an abstract or literal way.
- Work will be on display at the corporate office in South Portland for three months, viewable by 800 employees and business partners.
- WEX will hold an opening which artists can attend and can choose to speak at.
- Artwork can be for sale, and potential buyers will be directed to contact artists directly to complete sale. Artists will receive 100% commission.

- Artists must reside in Maine, and be 18 years or older.
- Artists may submit up to 5 works for consideration in our show.
- Images of your work must be high-resolution jpg images, and named as follows: lastname_artworktitle.jpg.
- Work must be office environment appropriate, i.e. No nudity, violence, etc. We reserve the right to deem what is office acceptable.
- Work must be ready to hang upon delivery to WEX Inc.
ie. Prints and photographs are framed; canvasses have a wire or brackets.
- The artist is solely responsible for delivery and pickup of their work. Please review the dates below and confirm your ability to abide by these pickup and drop-off dates prior to submittal.
- Please highlight any connections you have to WEX Inc., whether it be through services we provide, people we employ, or events and companies we sponsor.
- WEX Inc. holds responsibility for artworks during the time it is inside the WEX office, if damage occurs by fault of someone other than the artist, WEX Inc. will reimburse the artist for the stated sale price.

- Information below must accompany your submission.
Phone Number
Website/Social Media Sites
Artists Statement and/or Bio
Highlight any connections to WEX Inc.
(Include information below for each artwork)

- Title
- Medium
- Size (height x width in inches)
- Price

If you have work you want to be seen, please send images and the following information to: arts.innovation@wexinc.com

Submissions close: 5 p.m., August 31
Work Curated and artists notified: by September 7, 2015
Artwork Drop-off: September 14 - 18, 2015: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. only
Exhibition Opening: October 2, 2015
Exhibition Closing: January 1, 2016
Artwork Pickup: January 4 - 8, 2016: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. only

Please print and sign below and send to arts.innovation@wexinc.com

By signing this form I agree to Let WEX Inc. use my artwork and images of my artwork in their exhibition and all advertisings of the exhibition, including virtual exhibits that may stay up beyond the scope of the show. (Artist reserves the right to request images are taken offline after the closing of the exhibition, only for the purpose of showing at galleries with limitations on multiple venues). I also understand that artwork drop-off and pickup are my sole responsibility, and that any artworks left at WEX beyond the dates given become the property of WEX, unless other accommodations have been outlined before these dates occur. WEX Inc. will reimburse for the value of the artwork if damage occurs from the fault of someone other than the artist.

Sign Here:

CONTACT INFO:Danielle Gerber


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Aesthetica Art Prize

Aesthetica Art Prize Visual/ Media Arts Call
Deadline, 08-31-2015

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

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

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

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


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Portland 48 Hour Film Festival

Portland, Maine 48 Hour Film Production event
Deadline 07-31-2015

Time to register is running out, This is it - filmmaking weekend is just around the corner. Planning to participate? Well then you really can't afford to put off registration any longer.

The Portland, Maine 48HFP promises another round of exciting guerilla style filmmaking frenzy and by the time it's over we'll have great batch of brand new 48 hour films!! Are you up for the challenge? Register your team today and get ready to show us you have what it takes to create a weekend masterpiece.

As a reminder, this year's filmmaking will take place the weekend of July 31 - August 2 and our screenings will be August 6 at Nickelodeon Cinema.

Sign up today:

Allen Baldwin
Portland, Maine Producer
48 Hour Film Project

Monday, July 27, 2015

Boston Beautification Call

George B. Henderson Foundation Invites Applications for Boston Beautification Projects
Deadline 08-14-2015

The George B. Henderson Foundation is dedicated solely to the enhancement of the physical appearance of the City of Boston.

To that end, the foundation awards grants in support of  projects that improve the visual environment of city parks, streets, buildings, monuments, and architectural and sculptural works. Each project must be visible by the public, preferably from a public way. If funds are expended for work on building interiors, the building must be open to the public a reasonable number of days annually. Priority will be given to projects with the potential for the most significant and lasting enhancement of the physical appearance of the City of Boston.

Applicants, unless a municipal agency, must be an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and must submit a copy of a determination letter from the IRS. Projects must be implemented within the City of Boston.

Visit the Henderson Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application tips and instructions.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Winthrop Art Festival Call

Winthrop Art Festival seeks crafters, artists
Deadline 08-01-2015

Winthrop’s 28th Sidewalk Art Festival is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, in downtown Winthrop. The Winthrop Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications from artists and crafters who would like to take part in the event.

The chamber hopes to add several new artists, increase community involvement and offer a variety of entertainment and refreshments. The registration fee is $60. Registration deadline is Aug. 1.

Applications are available at www.winthropchamber.org, call 377-8020 or email info@winthropchamber.org

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fulbright Awards

Fulbright Scholar Program, A program of the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Deadline 08-03-2015

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

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


American Pickers Maine Production

American Pickers will be in Maine - Looking for interesting characters with interesting items
Deadline project based 

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology will film episodes of their hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout Maine. Filming will begin next month                          

Filming is scheduled to start next month. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore what you may have. They are on the hunt for interesting characters with interesting and unique items. Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vintage automotive items, early firefighting equipment, vintage clothing, pre-50's western gear.

AMERICAN PICKERS is produced by Cineflix Productions for History. New episodes air Wednesdays at 9pm ET on History.

If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to Mike and Frank, email: your name, number, address and description of the collection and photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com , or call 1-855-old-rust.

Please note that Mike and Frank only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.


Friday, July 24, 2015

Maine Craft Association Job

Maine Crafts Association seeks part time Programs Manager
Deadline open until filled

he Maine Crafts Association is seeking a part time Programs Manager who will be responsible for the management of MCA programs, events and initiatives and the corresponding marketing efforts needed to sustain them. We are looking for a positive, outgoing, hardworking, problem-solving, employee who is patient and detail orientated enough to complete less exciting administrative work, as well as, creative and motivated to develop new programs and partnerships.

The following are required of all applicants

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Non-profit work or volunteer experience
  • Non-profit programming and/or event planning experience
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Ability to communicate and work using shared online documents
  • Ability to create and manage a budget, track expenses and income, meet goals

The Program Manager will be responsible for managing programs from start to finish:

  • Recruiting current and new MCA members to participate in our programming, events, co-op marketing, other initiatives
  • Marketing of all programs (enews, social media, paid advertising, web updating etc)
  • Developing partnerships with other organizations, groups, businesses to increase reach of MCA programs
  • Creating new programs in line with MCA strategic goals, grow the organization at a manageable pace and that meet the needs of our constituencies
  • Maintaining and creating programs that are affordable to our audience and that are financially viable for the MCA to manage
  • Improving systems, audience experience and efficiencies through available technology as needed and available
  • Managing program and event communications, registrations, and payments

To Apply: Please send a one page cover letter and resume to MCA Executive Director, Sadie Bliss sbliss@mainecrafts.org

In your cover letter please respond to the following questions:
What are your salary goals or expectations?
What have you done that is most relevant to this position?
Please review the MCA Programs What is most interesting to you? Why?
Please suggest one to three programs ideas you would like to work on and could imagine meeting the needs of the MCA constituencies.


Harlow Gallery Call

Harlow Gallery call for artists for Transforming Violence II
Deadline 08-15-2015
Exhibition dates: October 2-24, 2015

The Harlow Gallery and Family Violence Project invite Maine artists to create art for an exhibition entitled “It Takes a Community: Transforming Violence II”.

Ten years ago the Harlow Gallery and the Family Violence Project partnered to present “Transforming Violence” a collaborative, multi-voiced, educational art exhibition and workshop series responding to the problem of domestic violence in our communities. Transforming Violence took place in October of 2005 and was an important, empowering and transformative experience for those who participated. While there has been a increase in community awareness of the issue of violence in the community since then, domestic violence is still still taking a terrible toll on Maine families.

“It Takes a Community: Transforming Violence II” will take place this coming October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month) at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in downtown Hallowell. Using the power of art, the exhibition will voice a collective rejection of the use of domestic violence to control and manipulate others, and will challenge our society’s overall acceptance of violence. Organizers hope to raise public awareness about the continuing problem of domestic violence in Maine.

Email submissions will be reviewed by a curatorial committee comprised of staff and volunteers from both organizations. Transforming Violence II will be on view at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell October 2-24, 2015. The gallery commission from art sales will be divided equally between the Harlow Gallery and the Family Violence Project.

Eligibility – Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. Artists submitting from out of state are responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from the Harlow Gallery should their work be selected for inclusion in the exhibition. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time.

Media — All media welcome, including all 2D media, sculpture, photography, electronic art, installation, fine craft, etc.

Harlow Gallery
Phone: 207/622-3813 kvaa@harlowgallery.org

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vera List Art and Politics Fellowships

Vera List Center accepting Art and Politics Fellowship applications
Deadline 08-03-2015

Founded in 1992 and named in honor of the late philanthropist, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School in New York City is dedicated to serving as a catalyst for discourse on the role of the arts in society and their relationship to the sociopolitical climate in which they are created.

The Vera List Center Fellowships support individuals whose work advances the discourse on art and politics. The appointments provide the opportunity to further develop such work drawing from the academic resources of the New School, to expand on the work in collaboration with students and classes, and to bring it to the public through the Vera List Center's interdisciplinary programs. Fellowship projects are selected following an open call for applications and relate to the current curatorial focus theme, “post democracy.” Projects can result in performances, concerts, exhibitions, lectures, online artworks, archives, or publications.

Two fellowships will be awarded, each spanning ten months. The fellowship is part-time, non-residential, and carries a $10,000 stipend. Each fellowship is highly individualized, depending on the project. The fellows are supported by a student research assistant, have access to a wide range of New School activities, and enjoy extensive library privileges. Meetings and informal gatherings with New School faculty, past fellows, and other constituencies will be provided on a regular basis to supply opportunities for professional as well as social exchanges. Curatorial, organizational, and financial support is provided for public presentations of the fellowship project.

Journalists, scholars, visual and performing artists, critics, public intellectuals, curators, and cultural practitioners working in any field in which they engage art and politics are encouraged to apply.


Creative Storytelling Contest

Maine Media and B&H Photo Video first annual Creative Storytelling Photo and Video Contest
Deadline 08-23-2015 (final)

Maine Media Workshops + College is pleased to present our Annual Photo and Video contest, sponsored by B&H Photo Video. At MMW+C, we believe in the power of stories to change the way people think about the world. We teach and inspire storytellers of all ages and walks of life, encouraging and fostering the use of everything from historical processes to cutting-edge technology in order to communicate narratives. We are excited to partner with B&H, the source of for all things digital and manual in the image making community, to bring you this contest. Together, we are excited to see the stories you want to tell and what they will say about our world.

Entry Fee: 
$25 for one video plus $25 for each additional video before July 20, 2015. $30 for for one video plus $30 for each additional video after July 20, 2015. Contest ends Midnight PST August 23, 2015.

Grand Prize Photography (1): one Canon 5d Mark III camera +one Canon 24-70 lens + one Canon Pro 100 printer +Free tuition to a one-week Maine Media workshop (maximum value of $1,600; good for workshops offered in Rockport, Maine only; must be used within 24 months)

Category 1st Place Winner (11): $200 gift certificate to B&H Photo Video
Category Runner Up (11): $100 gift certificate to B&H Photo Video


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cohen Foundation Grant

Sam L. Cohen Foundation grants for nonprofits
Deadline 08-01-2015

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

In the beginning, his philanthropy demonstrated the importance he placed upon family through support of programs and services for children. Later, his giving reflected his interest in strengthening his community through the support of health, educational, religious, and art and cultural institutions.
Today, the Sam L. Cohen Foundation supports a wide variety of organizations that:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Libra Foundation Grants

Libra Foundation grants for Maine nonprofits
Deadline 08-15-2015

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

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

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


Monday, July 20, 2015

Telling Room Job

The Telling Room has an opening for a Teaching Artist
Deadline 07-31-2015

Start Date: September 1st, 2015
Hours per week: 20
Salary: $15,000

The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students. We believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success.

The Telling Room is looking for a strong teaching artist interested in a career in arts education to join our growing staff. The teaching artist associate will be responsible for planning and implementing instruction in several of our core programs, including residencies, field trips, camps, and workshops, both at The Telling Room and in area schools. In addition, the teaching artist associate will support fellow teaching artists and help oversee our programs to ensure quality. Successful applicants will be seasoned teachers with experience designing, planning, and implementing high quality literary arts programming. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills who is comfortable working independently as well as in a team setting.

Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree, two years teaching experience in a related field

Personal characteristics desired: The Telling Room teaching artist associate is is an effective communicator, strong multi-tasker, great teacher, and a team player. She or he believes enthusiastically in The Telling Room's mission. In addition, the teaching artist associate should demonstrate competence in behaving ethically, building relationships, and anticipating, understanding, and responding to the needs of internal and external constituents.

Skills desired:
● Proficient in MS Office Suite, Google Drive, Google Calendar, and Gmail
●  Demonstrated success in youth program settings
● Demonstrated ability to plan and execute events
● Demonstrated familiarity with The Telling Room's demographic: students from all socioeconomic backgrounds between the ages of 6 and 18
● Demonstrated ability in practicing and teaching creative writing
● Demonstrated understanding of best practices for youth development
● Demonstrated ability to implement arts and project based programming
● Demonstrated familiarity with literacy issues, including those specific to English Language Learners

To apply, email resume, cover letter, and one page curriculum sample to heather@tellingroom.org

Open Call, Film Finishing Funds

The Open Call application for film funds 
Deadline 08-07-2015

The Open Call application is now open here. All materials must be submitted via our new electronic application system. The system allows you to save and return to your application as often as you like before the deadline.

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

Open Call Application Materials

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

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

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

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

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

Full information at:

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Island Readers & Writers Job

Island Readers & Writers are seeking a Program Assistant (PT)
Deadline open until filled

Island Readers & Writers (IRW), a non-profit that inspires a passion for reading and learning among children in coastal and island communities, seeks a Part Time Program Assistant in Washington County.

The Program Assistant will represent and promote the IRW mission and assist in developing and implementing a portfolio of programs in Washington County, reporting to and collaborating closely with the Program Director. S/he will participate in staff-wide meetings and communications as needed, and play a key role in promoting IRW's presence and partnerships within the communities and schools with which we collaborate. This is a year round position and will require reliable transportation, valid driver's license, and a willingness to travel. For a full job description, please visit www.islandreadersandwriters.org

Please submit a resume and cover letter that states your interest and how your background/experience aligns with IRW and its mission. Please include how you heard about this opportunity. No phone calls. Submit to info@islandreadersandwriters.org with Subject Title: PTPA


Davis Foundation Cultural Grant

Davis Family Foundation Grants
Deadline 08-10-2015

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

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

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

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

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


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bates College Job

Bates College has an opening for Olin Arts Center Operations Supervisor
Deadline 07-24-2015

Bates College seeks an energetic and qualified individual to serve as front desk supervisor and building manager of the Olin Arts Center, which encompasses the Olin Concert Hall, the Department of Art and Visual Culture, the Department of Music, and the Bates College Museum of Art.

The successful candidate will develop and support programs and procedures directly with the faculty and staff of the Department of Art and Visual Culture and the Bates College Museum, and provide general administrative assistance to Department of Music as needed. Duties include front desk reception, scheduling and supervision of student staff, assisting faculty with management of studio art equipment; inventorying of audio visual equipment, classroom fixtures and equipment; signage; coordination of maintenance & upgrades with physical plant, custodial staff, security, Classroom Technology and Event Support, and outside service providers; overseeing building and equipment maintenance and shipping and receiving, processing of work orders; ordering of art supplies and equipment; monitoring, and scheduling of routine maintenance for AVC equipment and removal of hazardous waste; administrative assistance for Museum events, hiring and scheduling models for art classes as needed, and providing assistance with shipments to and from the Museum; maintaining the inventory and advance the sale of Museum publications; basic troubleshooting of classroom technology; management of building operations  budget; responsibility for implementing emergency disaster plan for the Olin Arts Center, and for overall building safety and appropriate building-wide communications.

Baccalaureate degree or equivalent training is required.  Expertise with office, studio, and classroom equipment, and knowledge of software and technology pertinent to the arts are desired.  The successful candidate for this public-facing position must demonstrate strong management skills, decisive problem-solving abilities, grace in handling demanding situations, command of details, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the desire and the ability to work as part of a team. Lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds is required, as is bending.  Preferred qualifications include substantial experience with building operations, customer service, and arts organizations.

Apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/30344


Welch Charitable Fund

Community Foundation, Welch Charitable Fund for the Greater Portland area
Deadline 08-01-2015

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

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

Health care
Alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation
Arts and culture

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

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



Friday, July 17, 2015

Network of Ensemble Theaters Annual Meeting

Network of Ensemble Theaters 2015 National Gathering will be held in Maine!
Event Date: August 28-August 31, 2015

Registration is now open for NET’s 2015 National Gathering. The event will be hosted at Camp Winnebago in Fayette, Maine. August 28-August 31, 2015.

Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) is a national coalition of ensembles created by and for artists The NET exists to propel ensemble theater practice to the forefront of American culture and society. NET links a diverse array of ensembles and practitioners to one another and the performing arts field, encouraging collaborations and knowledge building and dissemination. NET is committed to the advancement of the ensemble form and strives to bring about change in the world beyond ourselves through the transformative power of collaborative theater.  We support bold artistic and civic experiments and aim to heighten the impact and excellence of ensemble theater.

More information about the organization and the conference can be found at:

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Maine Arts Internships

Arts Internship Opportunities Across Maine 
Deadline, Open 

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


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tribeca Documentary Fund

Tribeca Film Institute Opens Submissions for Documentary Fund
Deadline 08-03-2015

Through its Documentary Fund, the Tribeca Film Institute provides grants and guidance to exceptional  filmmakers with character-driven nonfiction works-in-progress that sit outside the social issue landscape. By supporting work that engages in unexplored perspectives, the fund aims to help take audiences into someone else's environment and spotlight the journey of the individual.

Grants of up to $50, 000 will be awarded.

All submissions must be feature-length documentaries with an intended length of at least sixty-seven minutes and should creatively document one or more unique characters. Submissions can be in the advanced stages of development, production, or post-production but must not have aired on any form of television, been screened publicly, or have been distributed in theaters or online prior to October 2015. Submitted films must show enough footage to highlight character, unique access, and storytelling ability.

Foreign language documentaries are eligible but must be subtitled and suitable for an American audience.

The program is open to filmmakers anywhere in the world. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Student films and documentary short films are not eligible.

Visit the TFI website for complete program guidelines and submission requirements.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Willapa Bay Residency, WA

Willapa Bay Residency, Washington State, Call for Residency Applications 
Deadline 07-31-2015

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

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

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

Email: info@willapabayair.org

Website: www.willapabayair.org

Monday, July 13, 2015

CreativeGround Webinar Series

New England Foundation for the Arts CreativeGround directory webinar series 
Event time second Tuesday of every month, 1:00 - 1:45pm

Dig into CreativeGround and join us as we explore a new topic each month that shows you how to make the most of New England's creative economy and the many features that help you promote your creative enterprise and connect with your creative community.

Sign up for a FREE webinar to learn how YOU can make the most of CreativeGround!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Introduction to CreativeGround
Learn the basics of using the directory's many features including including how to create or update a profile; search the directory of 30,000 profiles to find others for potential collaborators, artists for hire, organizational leaders, and more; and explore and quantify the creative enterprises and artists at work in your community.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
How to Use CreativeGround as a Performing Artist
Performing artists of all disciplines will learn how to create or update a visually appealing profile complete with images and videos; describe your professional activities, services, disciplines, and who you've worked with in the past; and use the Search and Explore functions to find collaborators such as other artists, community organizations, and creative businesses like recording studios and management agencies. Touring artists will learn how to become NEST eligible.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
How to Use CreativeGround as a Visual Artist
Visual artists of all disciplines will learn how to create or update a visually appealing profile complete with images; describe your disciplines and the nature of your work, professional services, and who you've worked with in the past; and use the Search and Explore functions to find potential collaborators such as other artists or organizations producing artist markets, gallery exhibits, and more.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
How to Use CreativeGround to Find Collaborators and Explore Your Creative Community
CreativeGround's extensive search and explore functions help users both hone in on exactly what they're looking for as well as browse the directory to get a bigger picture of the creative people and places at work in New England cities and towns. Learn how to use the Search function and Explore function to find just what you're looking for.

**Wednesday, November 11, 2015
How to Use CreativeGround as a Cultural Organization or Creative Business
Nonprofit and for-profit organizations of all types and sizes will learn how to create or update a visually appealing profile; find other organizations and artists for potential collaboration for program development, cross promotion, and other projects; advertise their organization's venue; and explore and quantify the artists and creative enterprises at work in their community. [REGISTER]
**Due to NEFA's Idea Swap on Tuesday, November 10th, this webinar will be held on Wednesday instead.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Making Your Profile Stand Out with Images and Video
Uploading images and videos to your profile is the #1 way to make your CreativeGround profile pop. Learn how to pick the right images, upload videos from YouTube or Vimeo, adapt sizes and dimensions of images, and protect your images by adding copyright text. [REGISTER]

To learn more about the CreativeGround Webinar Series, contact
617.951.0010 x535


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Chenven Foundation Grant

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation call for applications 
Deadline 07-15-2015

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

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




Saturday, July 11, 2015

NEFA Presenter Travel Funds

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

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

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

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

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


Friday, July 10, 2015

MediaMakers Studio Fellowship

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers MediaMakers Studio grant
Deadline 07-15-2015

Eligible Applicants:
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the FY 2016 MediaMakers Studio, pending the availability of FY 2016 funds.

MediaMakers Studio expands on the American Film Showcase program model and other well established and successful ECA film programs. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations  may submit proposals to conduct an innovative professional development program with leading U.S. entertainment and media mentors that will enhance the creative impact of filmmaking professionals from participating countries.

This program, like other ECA film program models, seeks to elevate influential voices that are building resilient civil societies by using film, television and new media to address critical local issues including, but not limited to, human rights, pluralism, women's empowerment, and tolerance. The MediaMakers Studio will connect approximately 12-18 talented film and video professionals from approximately four to six countries with mentors in the U.S. entertainment industry, who will help facilitate behind-the-scenes access, bolster participants' technical skills and creative content development, and build the foundations for lasting professional networks. This program will focus on film projects in development and match participant areas of interest with mentor expertise.

Fellows will travel to Los Angeles, California to work on projects with a team of American mentors and receive state-of-the-art-training and industry access to support conceptual development of independent, authentic and compelling content for distribution in their home countries. Following this intensive, hands-on exchange, Mentors will travel to a select number of the Fellows' countries, when possible, for continued creative consultation and engagement. Both Mentors and Fellows will mutually benefit from the extended creative and professional development, which will promote dialogue and understanding and lead to greater creative and entrepreneurial connections.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Chamber Music America Showcase

Chamber Music America seeks artists to showcase at national conference 
Deadline 07-13-2015

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

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

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

Showcasing ensembles:
•        pay a $500 showcasing fee, which includes conference registration for each ensemble member;
•        provide necessary equipment over and above that provided by CMA;
•        are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses; and
•        are responsible for any extra conference advertising, promotion, and exhibit tables they may wish to purchase.
An ensemble is eligible to apply if it:
•        has performed professionally as a group for at least one year;
•        can document at least five public performances within the past year;
•        has 2–10 members, playing one to a part;
•        has an ongoing, stable core of musicians (soloists with accompanists are not eligible);
•        is a current CMA organization-level member at the time of application and date of performance;
•        has no overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA.

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

Percent For Art - USM

University of Southern Maine, Gorham Campus has a percent for art call to artists
Deadline 07-31-2015

The Maine Arts Commission invites all artists residing in Maine to submit proposals to design, create and install exterior artwork at the University of Southern Maine’s Gorham Campus, Gorham Maine. The total project budget is approximately $25,000.00.

All professional artists who reside in Maine may apply for consideration to this project. Artists who are employees of the Maine state university system are ineligible for Percent for Art projects at the location where they are employed, as are members of the selection committee and their immediate families. Students at any level are ineligible.

USM received bond money to improve science laboratories, which it chose to do on all three campuses. The Gorham campus was selected as the place most in need of an external art project as part of the Percent for Art Program. The Gorham Campus is the only residential campus at USM. As the historic center of Gorham, this campus is very engaged in its local community. It is comprised of several buildings on the historic registry in an area that was historically made up of apple orchards and formed the original center of Gorham Village. To represent its historic and natural origins, a new apple orchard has been planted on campus. It is an interactive campus and, along with the town of Gorham, is currently trying to establish a sense of ‘place.’ With very little exterior art on campus, this Percent for Art project offers the opportunity to make a dramatic representation of what makes USM Gorham campus unique. In doing this, it is preferred that the art piece(s) relate to the site and/or the concept of education.

Listed below are all the possible locations for artwork. Artists may address any or all of these areas in their proposals.

LOCATION #1—Exterior, between Bailey Hall and Russell Hall. This location currently has a poured cement pad that was used for a previous piece of exterior artwork. The pad is approximately 7’ x 10’.

LOCATION #2—Exterior, south of Robie Andrews Hall. This spot currently includes hedges that spell “USM” from an aerial prospective. It is a spot where many students congregate.

LOCATION #3—Exterior, north edge of Hodgdon Field. This spot currently has a small circular cement pad that has two man-hole covers that will need to be accessed. It is one of the highest points on campus where you can see all the way to the White Mountains.

LOCATION #4—Exterior, east of Brooks Student Center. This is a grass area east of the small parking lot. Students, facility and visitors can also view it from the second story of the Student Center and the upper floors of Upton Hastings Hall.

If you have questions about the site or would like to visit the campus with a committee representative, please contact Carol M. Potter the project manager at: cpotter@usm.maine.edu

All other questions should be directed to Julie Horn, Visual Arts Director at the Maine Arts Commission through e-mail at Julie.Horn@maine.gov,
or via the phone at 207-287-2790.

Complete information at:

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Maine Center for Creativity Seeks Director

Maine Center for Creativity is looking for an Executive Director
Deadline Open until filled

The Maine Center for Creativity, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization based in Portland, Maine, is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director.

We are searching for a high-energy, strategic and operational leader who inspires others to engage, join in, and get involved in pursuing and advancing our mission “to forge alliances between arts and industry that make Maine more vital economically, more vibrant culturally, and more visible as a place where innovation and creativity thrive.”

He/she must be well versed in the topic of the creative economy and have demonstrated effectiveness in building partnerships and collaborative projects and programs with diverse stakeholder groups, ideally across a wide range of sectors including: arts, business, industry, science, economic and community development.

She/he writes clearly and effectively, speaks publicly with comfort and confidence, and has demonstrated ability to raise funds through his/her own direct engagement with funders, sponsors and contributors. She/he has been responsible for an organization’s or department’s P&L, and has demonstrated abilities to manage a small staff, teams of volunteers, and a range of operational and legal compliance matters.

He/she will be able to share several case studies or examples of successful projects or programs for which he/she has been the initiator or a key part of the conceptualizing team, and for which he/she has been instrumental in the development, operation and evaluation.

She/he has managed a nonprofit organization, or has had similar responsibility for a public-sector or for-profit organization. Experience serving actively on boards and operating committees of nonprofit organizations is a plus. She/he will have strong personal and professional references that will attest to his/her integrity and ethical and collaborative leadership. He/she will bring a reputation for brightness, energy, optimism and fun.

See detailed position description at: http://www.mainecenterforcreativity.org/careers/


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Farnsworth Seeks Development Assistant

Farnsworth Art Museum is seeking a Development Assistant (FT)
Deadline Open until filled

The Development Assistant updates donor files and maintains the integrity of the database. Processes daily gift entries and acknowledgements; creates reports and completes data analysis for fundraising and membership programs. Assures accuracy and timeliness of donor information and correspondence. Other duties include answering phones, greeting the public, distributing daily mail, maintaining organization’s calendar, and representing the development department at events as requested.

Some post-secondary education required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Two or more years of related experience in membership and/or development database operations, strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media.

Please submit cover letter and resume to employment@farnsworthmuseum.org
or to
Development Assistant, Farnsworth Art Museum,
16 Museum St., Rockland, ME 04841


Monday, July 6, 2015

Maine Arts Education Conference

Arts Education: The Measure of Success Statewide Biennial Conference registration is now open
Event Date 10-9-2015

Arts Education: The Measure of Success Biennial Statewide Conference is being presented by the Maine Arts Commission’s Maine Arts Assessment Initiative. Now in phase 5, the MAAI has 74 Teacher Leaders who have provided over 100 workshops to almost 1500 educators. We are proud to continually offer high quality professional development opportunities and The Measure of Success proves to continue this tradition.

The one-day conference will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 at Point Lookout Conference Center in Northport, Maine from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The conference offers a rich choice of workshops facilitated by some of Maine’s finest educators and artists. You can read about them and view a 1-minute intro video on each topic at http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/Biennial-Statewide-Workshop-Descriptions#.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Artist’s Resource Trust Grant

Berkshire Taconic Artist’s Resource Trust  (A.R.T.) Fund for artists and organizations
Deadline 08-01-2015

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

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

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

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



Saturday, July 4, 2015

Sign Up for NEFA CreativeGround

New England Foundation for the Arts is looking for artists for the CreativeGround directory.
Deadline Ongoing

A product of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), this free online directory includes profiles for cultural nonprofits like libraries and theaters, creative businesses like recording studios and design agencies, and artists of all disciplines such as performing arts, visual arts, and crafts.

Promote yourself or your New England enterprise's activities, connections, and services to a broad audience of arts and non-arts individuals in New England and beyond. Get listed with a public profile.

Find potential collaborators and resources in the New England cultural community using the Search and Explore functions. Browse the 30,000 profiles and search for those of particular artistic disciplines, activities and services offered, location, and more.

Having a detailed and visually appealing profile on CreativeGround allows you to promote yourself or your organization to a broad audience of arts and non-arts organizations and individuals both within and outside of New England looking for collaborators, commissions, performers, grant recipients, and more.


Friday, July 3, 2015

LEAP Award For Craft

The LEAP Award for exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field
Deadline 09-30-2015

The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in honor of SCC Director of Exhibitions Kate Lydon’s 20-years of service.  The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market.

The yearlong retail program features, markets and sells the work of one winner, who also receives a $1000 prize, and 6 finalists.  Brigitte Martin, who is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of Crafthaus, will be the guest juror for LEAP 2016.

LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented by well-established galleries.  Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Terra Foundation Exhibitions Grant

Terra Foundation Offers Funding for American Art Exhibitions
Deadline 08-01-2015 (LOI)

In recognition of the importance of experiencing original works of art, the Terra Foundation for American Art supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980.

To be eligible, exhibitions that take place internationally or in Chicago must be aimed at the general public, scholars, or both; exhibitions that take place only in the United States but outside of Chicago must present historical American art in an international context and be intended for a scholarly audience.

The foundation has a particular interest in exhibitions that add an international dimension to the study or presentation of historical American art or that take place in Chicago, where the foundation is headquartered. "International dimensions" vary by project but must include a venue outside the U.S.; a focused thesis that makes a significant contribution to scholarship on historical American art in an international context; and an international curatorial team. Funding  also is available for exhibitions that include objects from the Terra Foundation's collection of American art.

To be eligible, institutions must have 501(c)(3) status or the international equivalent. Grants are not made to individuals.

Visit the Terra Foundation website for complete program guidelines and information on previously awarded grants.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Broke and Stoked Film Contest

Maine Outdoor Film Festival seeking entries for Broke and Stoked short film/video contest
Deadline 08-01-2015

Here are the rules:
1. Videos submitted must be made by a Maine resident, or Maine residents, not working full time in Film.
2. Videos must less than 4 minutes long (3:59 is cool. 4:00 is not).
3. All music used in the must be credited and used with permission (No TOOL you tools … unless TOOL gave you permission, then it’s cool).
4. Films must be submitted via VIMEO link by emailing the address at BROKEANDSTOKED.com before August 1, 2015.
5. The MOFF jury will select its favorite 10 films which will be screened at MOFF Tour stops throughout Maine in summer/fall 2015, after which MOFF Tour attendees will vote on their favorite.
6. The film with the most audience votes will be announced at the MOFF AWARDS SHOW in Portland in December 2015.

Prizes: 10 Finalists will win an Outdoor Gear Prize Pack
One Grand Winner of $1000.

Email your Vimeo Link to maineoutdoorfilm@gmail.com