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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship

Anthony Quinn Foundation 2016 Scholarship Program for teachers
Deadline 11-30-2015

Each applicant must provide a nomination and a recommendation from a teacher, advisor, or other adult outside the applicant's family, as well as a parent/guardian consent form by Monday, November 30, 2015. A completed application, personal statement, and work samples must be submitted by Sunday, January 3, 2016.

Modeled after the personal experience of Anthony Quinn, the program distributes funds for high school students interested in the arts who wish to attend a pre-college, or summer intensive arts education program. Students from around the world are invited to apply and must be enrolled in high school or officially registered as a home-schooled high school student. Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges, all professional artists or art educators and independent of the Foundation's Board of Directors.

Winners are selected based on a list of criteria, carefully researched and developed using the highest standards of excellence and integrity. The criteria incorporate elements of talent, personal dedication and financial need. Winners will be notified by April 1, 2016.

Teachers, Advisors, and Supporters of the Arts, this is an amazing scholarship opportunity for talented students who wish to pursue their creative dreams!

To learn more about the program and our past scholarship winners, please visit our website

Friday, October 30, 2015

NEFA 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.

More information at:


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Elizabeth Moss Galleries Call

Elizabeth Moss Galleries Call
Deadline - unknown

The Elizabeth Moss Galleries, recently named one of North America’s top 500 galleries by ArtInfo, is accepting submittals for its annual New Artist Search. All entrants will receive constructive feedback from gallery owner Elizabeth Moss, while two winners will earn a show at the gallery with the potential for future gallery representation, as well as a half-page spread in Down East Magazine.

$100, payable via PayPal (cessec7@yahoo.com) or check to Charlie Smith, 4820 Thunderbird Circle, #106, Boulder, CO, 80303

Register Online
Moss invites the top 10 artists to interview in person to discuss their talent and technique. She then selects two winners from that pool. However, Moss personally reviews each submittal, providing constructive feedback to each artist.

“With the New Artists Search, I’m trying to introduce talented unknown artists to the public,” she said. “But I’m also trying to cultivate talent by providing the feedback that every budding artist needs. When I review someone’s work, no matter where they are in their development, I’m hoping to give them something that will improve their work and inspire them to keep at it and hopefully re-submit their work in future New Artist Searches.”

The New ArtistSearch runs through February 2015. Upon completion of registration,artists will receive an email link to upload ten to fifteen images and an artist statement.Although new talent is in the title,all are welcome to apply. Accepted mediums are painting, sculpture, textile, mixed media or photographic arts.

About Elizabeth Moss Galleries
Located in the Falmouth Shopping Center on Route One in Falmouth,Elizabeth Moss Galleries represents over 65 contemporary artists,and also brokers private sales of works by amazing 19th and 20th century painters such as Winslow Homer and James Fitzgerald.The gallery and its proprietor, Moss, are well known for fine art appraisal and brokering, collections development and consultation,and highly esteemed national and local exhibitions. The gallery was recently named one of “The Top Galleries in North America” by ArtInfo. Additional details about the gallery and its proprietor are available at


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Maine Arts Commission Dinner Party

Celebrate the Maine Arts Commission 50th anniversary November 5th
Deadline 10-30-2015

The Maine Arts Commission is throwing a dinner party + entertainment on Thursday, November 5 at the gorgeous Point Lookout Resort in Northport on Maine's midcoast, between Belfast and Camden.

$27/person >>> RSVP by October 30

The highlight of the evening will be a keynote address by Bill Ivey. Bill is a former chairman of the NEA, as well as a noted author and musicologist. His thought-provoking books include Handmaking America: A Back to Basics Pathway to a Revitalized American Democracy; and Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights. He is well known for launching a new conversation around a Cultural Bill of Rights.

Not only is this a one-of-a-kind cultural convening, but there will also be a random selection recipients for two $2,500 awards from artists and arts organizations who attend the evening.

Tickets are limited -- go directly to http://mainearts.bpt.me to reserve yours today.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award

ASCAP Foundation is accepting submission for Young Jazz Composer Award
Deadline 12-01-2015

Established in 1975, the ASCAP Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow, preserving the legacy of the past, and sustaining the creative incentive for today's creators through educational, professional, and humanitarian programs and activities that serve the entire music community.

To that end, the foundation, in partnership with the Herb Alpert Foundation, is accepting applications for its Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. Through the annual program, monetary prizes are awarded to encourage talented young jazz composers. To be considered, applicants must submit an original score of a composition accompanied by a CD (indicating the proper track, if applicable).

To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or enrolled as a student with a student visa. All applicants must be under the age of 30 as of December 31, 2015.

For complete program guidelines and application procedures, visit the ASCAP Foundation website.


Monday, October 26, 2015

Puffin Foundation Artist Grants

Puffin Foundation Artist Grants for projects addressing contemporary issues
Deadline 12-04-2015 (12-30-2015)

The Puffin Foundation seeks to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to art organizations and artists throughout the country who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their genre or social philosophy.

For the 2016 grant cycle, the Foundation will provide Artist Grants to encourage emerging artists in the fields of music, photography, and theater. The Foundation is particularly interested in art that educates the public on topical issues, such as the environment, social justice, civil rights, and other important issues facing the country. The Foundation also gives special consideration to communities and school districts that are underserved by the arts.

Average grants are around $1,250; the maximum grant size is $2,500. Prospective applicants should request funding guidelines and forms by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Foundation’s office by December 6, 2015.

Puffin Foundation Ltd.
Application Request
20 Puffin Way
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111

Completed application packets will be accepted from November 1 through December 30, 2015. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Minerva Gallery Call

Call to female artists and artisans for new online craft gallery: Minerva
Deadline 11-01-2015

Minerva.gallery celebrates the strength and creativity of women by bringing a curated collection of art and craftwork made exclusively by women to the online community of collectors and buyers. We deepen our commitment to women by donating 5% of our profits to charities and non-profit organizations serving the needs of women and women's causes.

We are currently looking for interested female artists and artisans to submit their work for consideration to be a part of this exciting new venture. Work should be of a high quality in the areas of textiles, jewelry, pottery, accessories, giftware, paper or glass.

For an application, please send an email request to maria@minerva.gallery

The gallery will be launched early 2016.

Maria Wyzykowski
Phone: 207/799-4872


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Castine Maine, Public Art Call

Percent for Art Call - Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine
Deadline 11-12-2015

The Maine Arts Commission is making a call to all artists residing in Maine, to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. The commissioned artwork will become part of the new ABS Center for Engineering, Science, and Research, completed in January 2015. The three-story, 30,000-square-foot facility provides state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories, classrooms, student study spaces, faculty offices and workrooms at the center of the campus.

The total project budget is approximately $50,000


Friday, October 23, 2015

Maine Craft Apprentice Program

Maine Crafts Association Craft Apprentice Program 
Deadline 12-04-2015

The Maine Crafts Association (MCA) in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission (MAC), is implementing a state-wide apprentice program for contemporary craft practitioners. The program offers concentrated peer-to-peer learning experiences for apprentices who demonstrate a commitment to further their abilities as specialized craft practitioners. They will accomplish this through a significant relationship with a master artist.

The annual apprenticeship will last for approximately seven months. Both the master artist and the apprentice will receive an honorarium based on a minimum of one-hundred hours of interaction ($3000 to the master, $1000 to the apprentice). Applicants will apply jointly, and discuss clear goals to be obtained during their time together; create a basic plan for how this will be executed, as well as a proposed budget for the apprentice's honorarium. Participation in the program will require evaluation surveys, reports and documentation of the pair's process. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of professionals for a first round elimination; then finalists are interviewed in person with awards/contracts given to two joint applicants.

Application Deadline: December 4, 2015
Selections Announced: January 31, 2015
Apprenticeship Dates: March 1, 2016 - September 15, 2016

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Spindleworks Job

Spindleworks is seeking a  Program Supervisor/ Artist Mentor (FT)
Deadline 10-30-2015

The Program Supervisor will assist in meeting the daily needs of the Spindleworks' program. This role will include the requirement to serve as an Artist Mentor as needed to cover staff absence and maintain staff to client ratio.

The Program Supervisor will also serve as a liaison between staff, program participants, families, and the Associate Director. Administrative duties will focus on supporting the Associate Director, including pre-planning and documentation / billing oversight.

The Program Supervisor will split their time evenly between Administrative role, and Program Support/ Artist Mentor role.

This is a full time salaried exempt position. Please send cover letter and resume along with application to hr@iaofmaine.org


Presenter Consortium for Jazz Funds

Chamber Music America; Presenter Consortium for Jazz
Deadline 10-30-2015

Presenter Consortium for Jazz provides support to consortiums of three U. S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (consisting of 2-10 musicians each) to perform at each presenter’s venue. Incentives are available to each consortium that invites one of the CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensembles to perform its entire CMA commission.

Each presenter in the consortium must complete a Presenter Application. The Lead Presenter must also complete the Consortium Summary.

New this year: Applications must be submitted online


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Portland Conservatory of Music Job

Portland Conservatory of Music is seeking an Office Manager/Registrar (PT)
Deadline 11-03-2015

Portland Conservatory of Music is looking for a new Office Manager/Registrar to begin as soon as possible. The position is part-time, 5 hrs./day, M-F, ideally 12-5, $15/hr (no benefits).
Location = 202 Woodford St., 3rd floor, Portland, ME 04103

Basic skills necessary for the position:

Strong people skills à ability to interact with public and staff with patience and tact
Ability to handle multiple demands and regular office interruptions
Initiative to create and improve processes and procedures
Skilled at MS Office Suite, including Excel
Experience with databases
Working knowledge of QuickBooks
Ability to work independently and problem solve

Office Manager:
I) Maintain a courteous, consistent, professional relationship with the public.

II) Perform regular administrative tasks for PCM, including: answering phone calls, serving as a receptionist, typing and/or printing PCM correspondence, sending press releases (at the request of the Executive Director), maintaining schedules, screening incoming mail, scheduling meetings, photocopying necessary materials, etc.

III) Maintain the orderliness of the PCM Office, parent/student waiting room area, and storage areas.  This includes the safekeeping of files (current and past), incidental funds, and all confidential PCM documents (i.e. financial records and reports).

IV) Initiate, prepare, and process or monitor PCM administrative, financial, and operational forms, records, reports, schedules, and other documents in a timely and accurate fashion.  This applies to both internal and external documents submitted by PCM faculty and staff, as well as documents submitted by individuals/firms/organizations outside of PCM.

V) Perform various bookkeeping functions; initiate and process financial documents related to operating budgets or special accounts; monitor financial activity; organize and maintain financial records; prepare special reports.  This also includes the oversight and handling of all accounts payable and accounts receivable, including employee payroll, which must be prepared and coordinated with Advantage Payroll.

VI) Serve as PCM liaison with students, faculty, staff, parents; explain policies and procedures, answer questions, coordinate services/assistance, handle special requests or problems, and defer to other staff members where appropriate.

VII) Confer regularly with the Executive Director, other personnel, faculty, and/or various firms, organizations or individuals outside of PCM to plan and coordinate activities, exchange information, and resolve problems.

 VIII) Train and/or oversee the work of volunteers, student assistants, and all hired maintenance personnel.

IX) Prepare/coordinate bulk mail and other special mailings.

X) Finalize concert programs with aid from the Executive Director.

XI) Book additional rehearsal and performance space with the Office Manager of Woodford's Church; this applies to all spaces other than those found on the 3rd floor of the Parish House.

XII) Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Board President.

I) Register students and process billings and payments in a timely manner.  Keep orderly files of all current and previous PCM students (computer and hardcopy files).

II) Design, maintain, and distribute registration materials such as brochures and registration forms.

III) Match potential students to teachers; work with the Executive Director to resolve any issues that may arise during this process.

IV) Maintain a room schedule for PCM faculty and students.

V) Generate a variety of regular and special reports at the request of the Executive Director or Board President.

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to:

Addressed to: Jean Murachanian, Executive Director To learn more about PCM please visit our website at: portlandconservatoryofmusic.org

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

National Dance Project Webinar

New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project webinar
Event date 10-29-2015 (2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

Cost: FREE

National Dance Project (NDP) Presentation Grants are made to U.S. nonprofit presenting organizations to support the engagements of NDP awarded projects on tour by subsidizing up to 50% of the artist's fee (including housing, per diem, and travel).

This webinar is open to any U.S. nonprofit organization interested in presenting a project that is touring with NDP support.  Learn more about how to apply for an NDP Presentation Grant and all that’s involved in presenting an NDP-supported project.

NDP staff will guide webinar participants step-by-step through:

How a Presentation Grant works
Application process
Presentation Grant deadlines
Presentation Grant reporting requirements.
View current eligible projects in our searchable online database or in the August 2015 publication.


Americans Paperworks Call

Americans Paperworks call for entries
Deadline 11-02-2015

Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All works
must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed
within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. It is preferred that
two-dimensional work be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing

Entry will not be accepted without the proper fee.
Entry Fee: .....2 entries/$25; Additional Entries: $5 each.

(Enclose a $20 annual membership fee, and you may enter at the NAC Art
Friends membership rate. Members’ rate: 2 entries/$15; Additional Entries:
$2 each)


Monday, October 19, 2015

Asian Cultural Council Grant

The Asian Cultural Council's application form for organizations is now open 
Deadline 11-02, 2015 

To apply, your organization must have U.S. 501(c)3 or similar non-profit status, such as registration as a non-governmental organization. Organizations without non-profit status must apply through a fiscal sponsor. Commercial and for-profit entities are not eligible to apply.

Since ACC's program resources are focused on fellowships to individuals, grants to organizations are usually modest in number and size and generally support the participation of artists, scholars, and specialists from the United States or Asia in activities administered by the applicant organization. The participant(s) for which an organization is requesting support must be travelling outside of their home country to take part in the project.

The majority of ACC's grants are awarded after our May board meeting. Since we are unable to provide support retroactively, the project for which your organization is seeking funding should begin no earlier than June 1st of the year after you apply.


Maine Maritime Academy Public Art Call

Percent for Art call for Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine
Deadline 11-12-2015

The Maine Arts Commission is making a call to all artists residing in Maine, to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. The total project budget is approximately $50,000 and the submission deadline is Thursday, November 12, 2015, by 5 p.m. ET

Maine Maritime Academy’s history dates back to 1941 when the Academy was founded by an act of the 90th Maine Legislature, establishing it as a nautical training institute. The college’s first graduates served in WWII. Over the past 75 years, Maine Maritime has grown to offer 18 degree programs in the fields of engineering, management, science and transportation. It is one of only six state-supported Maritime Academies in the U.S. The college community includes approximately 950 students, 130 faculty, and 120 staff who are engaged in hands-on, career-oriented education in classrooms and laboratories, on the water, and in real-world cooperatives and internships.

Complete information at:

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Frameline Fund

The Frameline Completion Fund provides grants to emerging and established filmmakers. 
Deadline: October 31, 2015

This program seeks to provide a much-needed source of financial contributions to artists who often struggle to secure funding to complete their works. Submissions are being accepted for documentary, educational, narrative, animated or experimental projects about LGBTQ people and their communities.

Grants up to $5,000 are available for films that represent and reflect LGBTQ life in all its complexity and richness.

More information at

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Kurt Weill Foundation Grant

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music grant for the presentation and study of Kurt Weill's compositions
Deadline 11-01-2015

Founded in 1962, the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music is dedicated to promoting understanding of the life and works of composers Kurt Weill (1900-1950) and Marc Blitzstein (1905-1963) and to preserving the legacies of Weill and his wife, actress-singer Lotte Lenya (1898-1981).

Since 1984, the foundation has awarded more than five hundred grants totaling $3 million to organizations and scholars worldwide in support of excellence in the presentation and study of Kurt Weill's compositions. In 2013, the Blitzstein catalogue joined the list of works eligible for support.

The foundation awards grants to individuals and nonprofit organizations for performances of musical works by Weill and Blitzstein; for scholarly research pertaining to Weill, Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein; and for relevant educational initiatives.


Friday, October 16, 2015

NEFA Idea Swap

NEFA 14th Annual Idea Swap for performing arts organizations
Event Date November 10, 2015 
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA. 

The Idea Swap is an annual event for New England-based nonprofit cultural organizations to network and share project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program.

 Each year NEFA’s Idea Swap attracts over 150 participants. Together with Expeditions grant funding, Idea Swap stimulates opportunities for collaboration and partnerships in arts touring and presenting while broadening the range of arts projects and activities available to New England communities.

The Idea Swap begins with networking over breakfast, followed by five-minute presentations of high quality performing arts projects that may be available for touring, a networking lunch, and facilitated small groups to informally discuss project ideas.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

2880 Film Shootout Competition

Launchpad, is hosting a 28-Eighty Film Shootout Competition for Maine filmmakers
Production Weekend – October 23rd– 25th, 2015
Screening Weekend – November 20th – 22nd, 2015

Filmmaking teams have only 2,880 minutes (48 Hours) to write, shoot and edit their films

The 2880 Film Shootout Competition challenges teams of filmmakers (or crazy lone wolf filmmakers) to write, shoot and edit their films in under 2,880 minutes (48-hours). The top films will be screened in competition in both Portland and Bangor in late November, with prizes awarded in several categories including best overall film, best actor & actress, as well as best direction and cinematography.

Each team is given the same prompt, which is the title of the film. Filmmakers are encouraged to adapt the film title in any way they wish, in any genre. The prompt (film title) will be chosen by the competition organizers from submissions to our facebook page, and announced at the start of the competition production weekend – Friday, October 23rd.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Surdna Foundation Grants

Surdna Foundation Grants for Thriving Culture
Deadline open (LOI)

The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States -- communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.

For over five generations, the Foundation has been governed largely by descendants of John Andrus and has developed a tradition of innovative service for those in need of help or opportunity

For more information go to:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Women’s Studio Workshop Residency

Women’s Studio Workshop invites applications for Art-in-Education Artist's Book Residency
Deadline 11-15-2015

The Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York, mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, to provide professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers, and to promote programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

The eight-to-ten-week residency is awarded to two emerging women artists to create a new, hand-printed and bound, limited edition artist’s book and teach young people. Generally, the resident dedicates her first month to producing the book. WSW can provide technical advice; training on equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance.

During the second half of the residency, the artist works with young people in WSW’s studios, teaching one to two days a week for three to four weeks, and visiting the students twice in school. Studio space and equipment is reserved for students during program hours, but artists may work at any time outside of those hours.

The program provides a stipend of $400 per week for up to ten weeks, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the continental United States, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE session time.

All applications must be physically mailed to Women's Studio Workshop with a postmark no later than November 15, 2015.

Art-in-Ed Artist's Book Application
Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472

Visit the WSW website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Maine Photo Project Symposium

Maine Photo Project symposium and celebration
Event date 10-15-2015

The Maine Photo Project is a statewide collaboration among museums, galleries, historical societies, and other nonprofit cultural organizations across Maine.

Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine
October 15, 3:30-7 p.m. FREE.

Join us for this celebration of the Maine Photo Project, the publication of Maine Photographs: A History, 1840-2015 (Down East Books and Maine Historical Society, 2015), and exhibitions at the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts and the University of Southern Maine Art Galleries. Participants will hear from the book's authors, the exhibitions' curators, and scholars from USM and the Colby College Museum of Art and will also enjoy tours of the on-site exhibitions.

The Project is organized and supported by the institutions of the Maine Curators' Forum and isgenerously sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and the Colby College Museum of Art, with fiscal management provided by the Maine Historical Society. Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maine Office of Tourism.

This event is free, but we do ask that you RSVP so that we can plan appropriately.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Scholastic Art & Writing Award

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Invites Entries From Creative Teens
Deadline Various (mid-December)

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing the most talented teen artists and writers in the United States and Canada, has issued a call for entries for the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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

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

New to this year's competition are a special editorial cartoon category sponsored by the Herb Block Foundation to promote awareness of the editorial cartoon medium and provide three young artists with $1,000 scholarships for their outstanding work; the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award and the Neiman Marcus Jewelry Award to provide one artist in each category with $1,000 scholarships; and the RBC Flaunt It Award to provide two $1,000 scholarships to students whose work showcases and celebrates individual differences.

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

Deadlines for submission vary by region throughout the winter months, with National Medalists announced in March 2016.

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


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award

Graham Foundation Accepting Nominations for 2016 Carter Manny Awards in architecture
Deadline 11-15-2015

Founded in 1956, the Chicago-based Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts provides project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its influence.

Since its establishment in 1996, the foundation's Carter Manny Award program has awarded more than $600,000 in recognition of outstanding doctoral students whose work represents some of the most advanced scholarship on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The program supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary concern and have the potential to shape contemporary discourse about architecture and impact the field.

Projects may be drawn from the various fields of inquiry supported by the foundation, including architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; the visual arts; and other related fields.

The foundation offers Carter Manny awards in two categories, one for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and one for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation. The research award provides up to $15,000 and the writing award provides up to $20,000.

Ph.D. students who are presently candidates for a doctoral degree are eligible to apply. Students also must be nominated by their department to apply for the Carter Manny Award. The award is open to students officially enrolled in schools in the U.S. and Canada, regardless of citizenship.

For complete program guidelines and application/nomination instructions, visit the Graham Foundation website.


Friday, October 9, 2015

Picnic Portland Vendor Call

The 7th Annual Picnic Holiday Sale juried craft fair call to vendors
Deadline 10-14-2015

Acceptance Notifications: October 22
Vendor Fee Due: October 29

Picnic Holiday Sale
Portland Company
58 Fore Street
Sunday, Dec 13
11am to 6pm

Application Fee
The non-refundable application fee is $10. Your application will not be complete until you pay the application fee.

Acceptance Notification
Picnic is a juried craft fair. We receive many more applications that we have space for, so unfortunately we cannot accept everyone who applies. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status via email on Oct 22, 2015. Accepted vendors will then have one week to pay the vendor fee of $125.

Vendor Fee
The vendor fee is $125. If we do not receive your vendor fee by October 29, 2015, you forfeit your spot and are not permitted to sell or trade your space. Your spot will then be given to someone on the waiting list.

Vendor Fee Deadline
The deadline to pay the vendor fee is October 29, 2015.

Table Spaces
One 8' table will be provided, along with 2 chairs. Space is tight, so please be considerate of your neighbors. You cannot display items outside of your allocated space. You may bring your own clothing rack or alternative display in lieu of the table, but you must stay within your allocated space of 8' x 4'. There is not room for both a rack and a table.

Additional Info
Please add picnicportland@gmail.com to your address book so our emails don’t go to your junk mail folder.

If you are applying to share a table with a friend, submit one application. One person should be the main contact and is responsible for the full fee for all parties involved.


S&R Foundation Washington Award

S&R Foundation Washington Award for emerging artists
Deadline 10-15-2015

Are you an aspiring visual artist, dancer, photographer, musician, film maker, or writer? If so you can now apply for the S&R Foundation Washington Award!

This year S&R Foundation is looking to increase the number of applications from artists in the field of visual, interdisciplinary, photography, dance, and film. Since its inception in 2001, the Washington Award has remained open to talented artists working in any medium.

Each winner will be awarded the cash prize of $5,000. In addition, the Awards Committee may designate a Grand Prize winner who receives an additional $5,000 and will be eligible for a Foundation sponsored event showcasing the winner’s talents, such as a concert hall debut, gallery showing, or screening (depending on the artist’s medium and career goals). Award winners are honored annually in the spring at the Washington Award Gala.

For more information or questions about the Washington Award, contact Arts Program Manager Jeremy Ney at J.ney@sandr.org


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Shubert Foundation Grants

Shubert Foundation unrestricted grants for dance and education 
Deadline 10-15-2015

The Shubert Foundation in New York City is dedicated to sustaining and advancing live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theater and a secondary focus on dance.

The foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support rather than for specific project funding. Grants are awarded exclusively to U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. The foundation does not make grants to individuals.

Nonprofit professional resident theater companies are the primary recipients of Schubert Foundation funding, with an emphasis on producing, rather than presenting, organizations. A smaller amount of funding is provided for dance companies. The foundation also makes a limited number of grants to arts-related nonprofit organizations that help support the development of theater and dance, and to graduate drama departments at private universities.

Grants will be made only to organizations that have an established artistic and administrative track record as well as a pattern of fiscal responsibility. The foundation does not provide funds for project support, audience development, direct subsidies of reduced-price admissions, media (film, TV, and radio), renovation projects, or capital or endowment campaigns. No grants are made to conduit organizations (agencies that disburse funds to individuals or other organizations).

Applicants may not request a specific grant amount; if the foundation decides to fund an organization, it will also determine the amount of the grant.

Visit the Shubert Foundation website for complete program guidelines.

NEA Art Works Research Grant

NEA Art Works Research Grant
Deadline 10-20-2015

Awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Matching grants range from $10,000 to $30,000.

Deadline: October 20, 2015
Notification: April 2016
Earliest Start Date: May 1, 2016


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NEFA Creative Community Webinar

New England Foundation for the Arts:t how to search for other creatives webinar
Event 10-13-2015

How to Find Collaborators and Explore your Creative Community
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
1:00 - 1:45 PM

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tribeca All Access Program

Filmmakers From Underrepresented Communities Invited to  Tribeca All Access Program
Deadline 11-04-2015

A program of the Tribeca Film Institute, Tribeca All Access supports working filmmakers in the United States and Puerto Rico from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry with grants, year-round resources, and greater access to industry contacts.

The program seeks feature-length scripted and documentary submissions from established and emerging filmmakers whose team includes a U.S.-based director or screenwriter from a community that is statistically underrepresented in the film industry. Projects may be in any stage of development, from treatment/screenplay to post-production. Projects of any genre and/or budget range are eligible for a grant.

Scripted filmmakers and documentary filmmakers will each receive a grant to use toward the development, production, post-production, or marketing of their film project. In addition, grantees will participate in networking events at the film festival and will receive year-round customized support from TFI in order to advance their projects through completion.

Visit the TFI website for complete program information, an FAQ, and application instructions.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Pine Tree STATEment Call

The PINE TREE STATEment call to Maine artists
Deadline 10-16-2015

Event: December 4, 2015-January 16, 2016

The PINE TREE STATEment exhibition invites all Maine artists (and artists with a connection to the great state) to re-imagine, re-assign, re-invent and take ownership of Maine's iconography. How do you represent all that Maine has to offer: the ocean, forests, lighthouses, animal life, and culinary treats? How can we paint lighthouses and seascapes in a new, more progressive way? How do you represent Maine?s iconographic imagery?

In conjunction with Engine Gallery in Biddeford, Maine, Autus Collective is inviting artists to submit proposals for work, or work already in completion (2d, 3d, video, or performance) for consideration for our first juried exhibition.

Guidelines for submitting:
-submissions must be emailed to autuscollective@gmail.com with ?Submission? in the subject line
-$10 submission fee, payable via check (made out to ?Engine?) and mailed to :
PO Box 1681
Biddeford, ME 04005

-up to five (5) digital files may be submitted for consideration (include title, date, dimensions, medium)
-the digital files must be in JPEG format with a resolution of 72dpi with a maximum largest dimension of 16 inches
-links to your website are NOT acceptable in lieu of images, unless your work is web-based
-for video work, please include links to where the video can be accessed (personal website, vimeo, youtube)
-artist statement (PDF only) including full contact information (full name, email, address, phone number)
-artist resume (PDF only)
-if you are submitting a proposal for new work, please still submit 5 digital images of previous work, as well as your proposal (PDF only)
-in your email submission, please reference your submission fee?s check number

Please note:
Artists are responsible for either dropping the artwork off in person at Engine (Biddeford, ME), or must ship the works via UPS or FedEx between Friday 11/20/15 and Friday 11/27/15. Paid return shipping labels must be included inside received packages. AUTUS Collective and Engine are not responsible for any shipping costs.

Phone: 207/459-4696

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Maine Medical Center Call

Maine Medical Center Call to Maine Artists for Winter, 2015 
Deadline 10-16-2015

Maine Medical Center, the largest hospital in Northern New England, announces the Winter 2015 Call for Proposals for our rotating art exhibit at the hospital conference center at our primary campus in Portland.

Maine Medical Center
Exhibit at 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, Maine

The Rotating Art Exhibits are a great opportunity for Maine artists to gain more exposure as well as offering enrichment and enjoyment to patients, visitors and staff. Given that Portland is often recognized as one the most culturally fascinating cities in the country, the visual arts are an important part of our community. The exhibits will be highlighted on the Maine Medical Center website and intranet pages for all employees. Those interested in purchasing artworks on display will be directed to the artist to complete that sale with an agreement that the artist will send 20% of the proceeds from these sales to benefit the hospital art program.

Maine professional artists and artist organizations are invited to submit an application for this program. The exhibit shall hang for approximately four months beginning January 4, 2016. The selection of the exhibits will be juried by the MMC Art Committee based on the Criteria for Exhibitions, the quality of the art and the suitability for hospital patients, visitors and staff.

The Exhibit Application Form, Guidelines for Exhibitions, and the exhibit space information can be found at our website: www.mmc.org/thearts

You may also contact The Arts at Maine Medical Center, c/o Maine Medical Center Development Office, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, Maine 04102, or call 207-662-2669.

The Arts @ Maine Medical Center
c/o Maine Medical Center Development Office
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102


Saturday, October 3, 2015

National Dance Project Grant

National Dance Project Touring Award
Deadline 10-13-2015

NDP Touring Awards support U.S. tours of dance works by national and international artists with up to $35,000 in subsidy reserved for each project's tour through NDP Presentation Grants.

Eligibility To be eligible to apply for a 2015 Touring Award, applicants must:

Be choreographers or companies applying for a project with a planned U.S. tour during the NDP touring period of: June 1, 2016 November 30, 2017. Applications from artists/companies based outside the U.S. are eligible.

Demonstrate that the project is in an advanced stage of development, will premiere by November 1, 2016, and will be available to tour during the NDP Touring Period, June 1, 2016 through November 30, 2017.

Demonstrate that at least three U.S. nonprofit organizations (presenters) from at least two states are committed to presenting the work on tour.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Maine Craft Weekend

Maine Craft Weekend 
Event date October 3 and 4, 2015

Maine Craft Weekend (MCW), a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, breweries, businesses and events, is an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and craft brewers in Maine. MCW is a public, educational, community orientated, family friendly weekend held in October. MCW is scheduled in conjunction with American Craft Week, a nationwide event promoting craft events each October. Modeled after Maine Maple Sunday and Buy Local Saturday, this self-guided tour features participants all over the state who are not regularly open to the public or who have planned special MCW events and demonstrations at their locations.

Saturday & Sunday October 3 & 4, 2015


Thursday, October 1, 2015

American Academy in Rome Fellowship

American Academy in Rome invites applications for Rome Prize
Deadline 11-01-2015

A program of the American Academy in Rome, the Rome Prize is awarded annually to emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship.

Fellows are chosen from the disciplines of architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts, ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and Early Modern studies, and Modern Italian studies.

Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. (Those with children under the age of 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby.) Winners of six-month and eleven-month fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively.

Applicants for all Rome Prize fellowships, except those applying for a National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellowship, must be citizens of the U.S. at the time of the application. U.S citizens and those foreign nationals who have lived in the U.S. for three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply for an NEH postdoctoral fellowship. Graduate students in the humanities may apply only for pre-doctoral fellowships.

Visit the American Academy in Rome website for complete program guidelines and application instructions