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Monday, November 30, 2015

Department of Education Call

Maine Department of Education – Call for arts-integration participants 
Deadline Open until filled

The Maine Department of Education is offering a professional development opportunity, The Maine Arts Education Resource Project – Integration (MAERP-I). MAERP-I is looking to bring together teams of teachers and artists to explore and create arts integration classroom units to be shared on the Maine Arts Education Resource Bank. Compensation: $500 per participant.

Teams will consist of one arts teachers, one non-arts teachers, and one or two other content area teacher(s). Under the expertise of Lisa Donovan, Ph.D, co-author of the series, Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas, teacher teams will be guided through the process of working as a team and creating integrated lesson plans and performance task assessments that are rigorous in all content areas involved.

On  Jan. 15th, 2016 participants will attend a day-long face-to-face meeting for professional development for creating integrated lesson plans and performance task assessments that are rigorous in all content areas involved. There will also be two online check-in meetings. Feb. 8 & May 12th and a day-long face-to-face meeting to give and receive feedback on April 8th, 2016. Submission of draft lesson plans on March 4th and April 4th and final lesson plans due on June 3rd.

Units will be posted to the Maine Arts Education Resource Bank and teacher teams can present their work at the MALI (Maine Arts Leadership Initiative) summer institute.

Contact Visual and Performing Arts Specialist, Beth Lambert with any Questions beth.lambert@maine.gov

Application at
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tdkeumYeRxI7PaDtRMbdSnZO2i16KQxTj1TevAfo89U/viewform



Sunday, November 29, 2015

Friends of Maine State Museum Job

The Friends of the Maine State Museum seeks a Development Director (PT)
Deadline 12-15-2015

The Friends of the Maine State Museum seeks a Development Director who will have the responsibility for strengthening the Friends organization, and will assist the Maine State Museum in fund raising and public activities. The successful candidate should be interested in museum work and public education and have the ability to connect with many different kinds of people.  BA required; MA preferred;  3 years of demonstrated success in business or non-profit employment, including experience in public communications, organizational advocacy, fundraising and activity planning. This is a 30 hour a week position.

Contact Friends.Museum@Maine.gov for a detailed job description.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Friends.Museum@Maine.gov

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Ticket to Ride

Maine Arts Commission Ticket to Ride funding available
Deadline open

The Ticket to Ride program provides funding to defray the cost of travel for Maine schools wishing to visit arts-based venues and events in the State as part of a well-rounded curriculum. The goals of the trip should support student learning and be aligned with the visual and/or performing arts standards.

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

The Ticket to Ride program began in 2010 with start-up funding provided by the Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust and matched by the Maine Arts Commission.

For more information or to access the application, please click here.

https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/Ticket-to-Ride

Friday, November 27, 2015

On Screen/In Person Film Fellowship

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation call for its On Screen/In Person film program
Deadline 12-11-2015

The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting applications for its On Screen/In Person program, which provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to tour the mid-Atlantic region with their recent films and foster greater understanding and appreciation of their work through direct audience engagement.

Six films and their creators are selected for the program annually. Each tour engagement includes a public screening, a pre- or post-screening discussion with the visiting filmmaker, and a community activity with the filmmaker that provides greater appreciation for their work and the art of film.

Nonprofit venues and arts organizations in the mid-Atlantic region apply to partner with MAAF and serve as host sites for the touring filmmakers. Organizations in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia interested in serving as host sites for tours are selected by the foundation through an open, competitive application process.

All travel expenses are paid by MAAF. In addition, a $200 per diem (for each calendar day the filmmaker is on tour) will be provided by the foundation to cover accommodations, food, and miscellaneous travel costs, as well as a $400 stipend from each host site/screening engagement.

The program is open to filmmakers from across the United States. Animation, documentary, experimental, and narrative works are eligible for consideration. Organizations accepted as host sites participate in the film selection process.

http://www.midatlanticarts.org/grants-programs/grants-for-artists/#on-screen-in-person

Terra Academic Grant

Terra Foundation for American Art Academic Program Grants
Deadline 12-10-2015 (LOI)

The Terra Foundation for American Art actively supports projects that encourage international scholarship on American art topics, as well as scholarly projects with focused theses that explore American art in an international context.

Please note that Academic Program grants for conferences and symposia do not exceed $25,000 unless there are unusual circumstances. Additionally, the Terra Foundation prefers not to be the sole contributor to an event.

Academic funding is available for symposia, colloquia, and scholarly convenings on American art (pre-1980) that take place:

In Chicago or outside the United States, or

In the United States that examine American art within an international context and/or include a significant number of international participants.

The foundation only accepts proposals from institutions with United States 501(c)(3) status or the international equivalent. Grants are not made to individuals.

Complete information at
http://www.terraamericanart.org/grants/academic-program-grants/?utm_source=Terra+Foundation+for+American+Art++e-subscriber&utm_campaign=8598bc0c8b-2015_academic_awards_fellowships_eblast&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_38ab270201-8598bc0c8b-82276701

Thursday, November 26, 2015

DeVos Institute Fellowship

DeVos Institute Fellowship in Arts Management Strategy
Deadline 12-15-2015

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management, which operates on the premise that while much is spent to train artists, too little is spent to support the people who keep those artists at work, provides training, consultation, and implementation support for arts managers and their boards.

Founded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2001, the institute transferred to the University of Maryland in 2014, where it continues to offer support to individuals, organizations, and — in collaboration with foundations and governments — communities of organizations around the world.

To help advance this mission, the institute is accepting applications for its annual fellowship program, which provides mid-career arts managers from anywhere in the world with four weeks of intensive training, over three consecutive summers, in arts and cultural management, artistic planning, marketing, fundraising, evaluation, and finance. Fellows also will benefit from ongoing personalized mentoring, both during and between the month-long residencies.

Fellows receive air and ground transportation between Washington, D.C., and their country of residence; lodging during the fellowship; a per diem to cover living expenses; visa sponsorship (for international applicants); and all program materials.

Applicants must have a minimum of five years working experience in an administrative capacity in an arts or cultural organization; currently serve as an executive or department head with decision-making authority; and have an excellent command of business English, orally and written. In addition, applicants must be able to commit to the full term of the fellowship (residency dates are June 27 to July 22, 2016; June 26 to July 21, 2017; and June 25 to July 20, 2018).)

http://www.devosinstitute.umd.edu/What-We-Do/Services-For-Individuals/Fellowship

Seal Cove Museums Job

The Association of Maine Archives & Museums seeks a Contract Director 
Deadline 11-30-2015

MAM fosters a network of citizens and institutions in Maine who identify, collect, interpret, and/or provide access to materials relating to history, living collections, and culture. The MAM Director assists in these activities by managing the organization’s membership program, communications, and finances, and by assisting Board and Committee Members with programs and initiatives such as the annual conference, workshop series, and advocacy. This position filled on a contract basis, renewed annually. The Director operates as a contractor, setting their own schedule and providing their own work space and equipment. Start Date: January 1, 2016

Services to be provided:

  • Website updates and social media support (Twitter, Facebook)
  • Supporting member recruitment and retention, managing the membership database (Wild Apricot)
  • Financial management, including bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable, and making deposits
  • Assisting the treasurer and finance committee with budgets and financial reports
  • Management of Board and committee meetings, including agenda distribution and taking of meeting minutes
  • Desktop publishing, writing and editing services (eg. board handbook, conference program, postcard mailers, fliers)
  • Answering and forwarding telephone, electronic and written requests for information about and services provided by MAM as appropriate
  • Work with the Advocacy Committee to advocate for issues of concern at the state level
  • Represent MAM in the National Association of State Museum Associations
  • Event/meeting planning, including hotel and conference room and catering reservations as needed, in cooperation with the Programs Committee
  • Conducting research and preparing statistical reports (e.g., conference feedback surveys, surveying the membership)
  • Filing appropriate organizational reports with state and federal agencies (eg. Annual Report/ IRS 990)
  • Maintaining MAM’s files and archives, including maintaining adequate back-ups of MAM related digital files in the Director’s care
  • Writing grants in conjunction with board committees and administering awards
  • In conjunction with the Board, identifying, cultivating and maintaining ties to community groups, associations, state agencies and other institutions to promote MAM’s programs, growth and members and/or secure cooperation, funding or assistance in programming.
  • Promoting MAM and establishing effective public relations through the preparation and presentation of public programs and workshops, working with the communications committee in drafting press releases, and representing MAM when speaking with media outlets
  • Administer the Maine Cultural Listserv (MCULTR)


 Qualifications:

  • Proven excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with word processing, database, and spreadsheet software, as well as social media platforms. Desktop publishing skills strongly preferred.
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Experience in the museum, library, or archives field.
  • MAM does not have a bricks-and mortar office, so the successful applicant must be able to provide his or her own office set up.

This is an annual contract position that pays $800 month (based on an average of 40 hours a month at $20/hour).

Please save all documents as pdfs and send a letter of interest, c.v., contact information for three references to Raney Bench, MAM Board President, at director@sealcoveautomuseum.org

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NMCC Public Art Call

Northern Maine Community College call for public art, Presque Isle, Maine
Deadline 12-30-2015

The Maine Arts Commission is making a call to all artists who are residents of Maine to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at the Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle, Maine. The total project budget is approximately $6,200.

The Percent for Art law in Maine reserves one percent of the construction funds for all state-funded building projects to provide artwork for the public areas of these buildings and /or their exterior renovations and additions.

Built on the site of a former WW II Air Force Base, Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) began as Northeastern Maine Vocational Institute in 1961. In 2002, leaders of Maine’s (then) Technical Colleges proposed that the seven colleges - which had many of the features and attributes of community colleges - become true comprehensive community college. The proposal was presented across Maine and was endorsed by education, business, and policy leaders throughout the state.

Complete information at:
https://mainearts.maine.gov/CMSContent/arts_public/PFA/2015_1120_PFA_NMCC.pdf

NEH Media Development Grant

National Endowment for the Humanities Media Development grant
Deadline 01-13-2016 

NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring those ideas to life for people of all ages and all walks of life. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. We welcome humanities projects tailored to particular groups, such as families, youth (including K-12 students), teachers, seniors, at-risk communities, and veterans, but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive audience.

Media Projects grants support the following formats:

film and television projects; and
radio projects.
Film and television projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs must be intended for national distribution. The Division of Public Programs welcomes projects ranging in length from short-form to broadcast-length video.

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

The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from competition to competition, as can the funding ratio. Information about the average number of applications and awards in recent competitions is meant only to provide historical context for the current competition. Information on the number of applications and awards in individual competitions is available from publicpgms@neh.gov

Contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Public Programs at 202-606-8269 or publicpgms@neh.gov
 Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.

http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-development-grants

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Maine Playwrights Festival

Acorn Productions is accepting scripts for Maine Playwrights Festival
Deadline 12-15-2015

Acorn Productions, producers of the annual Maine Playwrights Festival, announces that they have begun accepting scripts for this year's edition of the state's most vibrant incubator for new plays by local playwrights.

Any playwright whose primary residence is in the state of Maine is encouraged to submit a short play (between 8 and 30 minutes in length) for consideration by the reading committee. Acorn anticipates selecting between 6 and 12 plays for production, all of which will receive extensive support revising their piece during a workshop phase before the pieces go into rehearsals.

http://acornproductionsportland.wordpress.com/maine-playwrights-festival/

Greenway Public Art Call, Boston

Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy call for 2016 Chinese Zodiac public art
Deadline 12-14-2015

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is seeking proposals from artists to create engaging public art around the 2016 Chinese Zodiac, Year of the Monkey, as part of an ongoing series in Chinatown Park in downtown Boston. The Greenway has partnered with the Radian Boston (www.radianboston.com) to create a series of rotational sculptural and mixed-media installations in front of Essex Street Gate, the new entrance to Chinatown Park. With the aim of paying tribute to both past and present, each year a new artwork will be temporarily erected in this space. Artists will submit work centered on each year’s Chinese Zodiac animal. The installation’s goal is to unite the history, culture and traditions of Chinese New Year and the Chinatown community with that of ideas and portrayals by contemporary artists.  Proposed works of art do not have to be directly connected to the concept of the Zodiac and may instead focus on the larger theme of “Monkeys.”

2016 will mark the beginning of the Chinese Zodiac year of the Monkey. In Zodiac mythology, the Monkey is tied to character traits of independence, enthusiasm, and an unscrupulous childlike personality. Additionally the year of the Monkey is connected to the element of metal which carries attributes of determination and intensity.

All professional artists or artists residing in the contiguous United States may apply. Artists will be asked to submit proposals for site-specific work to be temporarily installed and displayed in Chinatown Park. Work in any medium will be considered and must be durable and suitable for outdoors with the ability to withstand the elements of a New England climate as well as interaction with the general public . Proposals need not be related to any past larger thematic work but should be representative of the artists’ particular point of view and should be based around the theme of Monkeys.

Project budget for this installation is $18,000, and is inclusive of all costs of installation/de-installation, permits, site restoration, and transportation. The selected artist will receive a $4,000 stipend in addition to the $18,000 project budget. The Greenway will accept submissions starting November 9th and ending on December 14th. Work in any medium will be considered. Artists’ will be asked to develop a line itemized budget as part of proposal submission.

http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/about-us/doing-business-us/publicartrfps

Monday, November 23, 2015

Scholastic Art Awards

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers call for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Deadline 12-17-2015 (for art)

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.artandwriting.org/the-awards/

Bates Dance Festival Internships

Bates Dance Festival call for interns
Deadline 02-03-2016

The Festival’s internship program offers qualified individuals an opportunity to work side-by-side with the Festival’s professional staff. Interns receive on-the-job training in technical production, video/media, arts administration or dance education, while gaining valuable contacts and in-depth knowledge of contemporary dance.

Housing, meals and complimentary tickets to performances are provided. Dance education, administration and video interns may register for up to two classes a day. Technical Production interns may register for one class a day and will receive a $200 stipend (upon submission of receipts) to assist with travel.

http://www.batesdancefestival.org/education/internship/?utm_source=2016+Internships&utm_campaign=2016+Internships&utm_medium=email

Sunday, November 22, 2015

ArtsLink Grants for Artists and Managers

CEC ArtsLink Announces Grant Opportunities for Artists & Arts Managers
Deadline 12-03-2015

CEC Artslink is inviting applications from artists and arts managers from eligible countries for project grants that enable them to carry out self-directed projects in the United States.

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

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

The earliest eligible project start date is May 1, 2016. Projects must be completed by April 30, 2017.

The award amount requested must not exceed $5,000, regardless of the number of people planning to travel to the United States for the project.

U.S. artists and arts managers seeking to collaborate with international colleagues are encouraged to apply.

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

Eligible countries are Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

http://www.cecartslink.org/grants/independent_projects/

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Georgia O’Keeffe Fellowship

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum seeks applicants for the Research Center Fellowship Program
Deadline 11-30-2015

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

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

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

http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/

Friday, November 20, 2015

Waterville Opera House Job

Waterville Opera House seeks box office manager/ administrative assistant.
Deadline Open until filled

Full time, salaried position for experienced office professional with superb computer, organizational, and customer service skills. Hours vary and include nights and weekends.

Requirements include:

  • College degree is preferred
  • Minimum of 2 – 5 years of office experience
  • Microsoft Office skills (particularly Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and with our team
  • Ability to be flexible and work within a creative environment
  • Trustworthy, dedicated, and hardworking

Send inquiries, resumes, and cover letters to: operainfo@operahouse.org
 or 93 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Waterville, ME 04901.

Bowdoin International Music Festival Seeks ED

Bowdoin International Music Festival seeks Executive Director 
Deadline 11-27-2015

The Bowdoin International Music Festival welcomes applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director, available in early 2016.  Peter Simmons, who has served as Executive Director since 1999, has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2015. A Search Committee has been formed to recruit the next Executive Director.

The Bowdoin International Music Festival is a six-week summer study program and chamber music festival that takes place each year on the beautiful campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.  The Festival’s mission is to prepare gifted young musicians from around the world for a life in music through study with internationally acclaimed artists and to present classical music in concerts performed to the highest artistic standards.

An independent not-for-profit organization since 1997, the Bowdoin International Music Festival was founded by Lewis Kaplan and the late Robert Beckwith in 1964 as a program of Bowdoin College.  The Festival is governed by a 24-member Board of Trustees.  The year-round staff of five is supplemented by about 25 seasonal employees.  The operating budget for the 2016 Festival is $1.6 million.

The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the Festival’s administration, including planning budgeting, fund raising, public relations, marketing, contracting, human resources, risk management, financial management, and legal affairs.  S/he manages a year-round staff of five who work in development, marketing, finance, admissions, and housing, and a seasonal staff who work in residential life, box office, house management, and production.

The Executive Director provides leadership in developing organizational and financial plans with the Board of Trustees, and implements the plans and policies authorized by the Board.  Working with the Board, the Artistic Directors, and the staff, s/he prepares the annual operating budget, monitors progress, and ensures that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced senior executive with a record of success in leading a classical music presenting or producing organization in collaboration with an artistic partner or partners.  S/he will have the demonstrated ability to develop and implement financial and operating plans that achieve goals for earned and contributed revenue and ensure positive annual financial results.  S/he will have successful experience in building audiences for classical music, especially chamber music.

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by November 27th, when the Committee will begin to review credentials.  Please send to:

Bowdoin Festival – Executive Director Search
c/o Catherine French Group
2500 Q Street NW, Suite 623
Washington, DC  20007
applications@catherinefrenchgroup.com

More info at
http://jobs.musicalamerica.com/jobseeker/job/25724491/

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Quimby Foundation Grants

Quimby Foundation grants for arts, environment, and healthy living
Deadlines:
January 1st       Arts Organizations (LOI)
May 1st             Environmental Organizations (LOI) 
September 1st   Healthy Living Organizations (LOI)

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.quimbyfamilyfoundation.org/

Envision Maine Conference

Envision Maine Conference on entrepreneurship and innovation
Event Date 11-20-2015

The second annual summit on Maine's next economy: Conversations about Maine's Future.
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Abromson Center at USM, Portland. Registration =$75 (Students $25)

Envision Maine includes individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the state that are dedicated to creating sustainable prosperity through the growth of entrepreneurship and innovation. Our goal is to promote and support those businesses, organizations, best practice strategies and policies that will create prosperity for all Maine people.

http://www.envisionmaine.org/

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ogunquit Playhouse Job

Ogunquit Playhouse seeks Sales Manager
Deadline 01-22-2016

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

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

The Ogunquit Playhouse is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Over its 83-year history of producing the highest quality theatre, it has earned the title of “America’s Foremost Summer Theatre.”

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

Please send cover letter and resume to Jean Benda, Assistant to the Executive Artistic Director, Ogunquit Playhouse, P.O. Box 915, Ogunquit, ME 03907
or via email at
jbenda@ogunquitplayhouse.org

Scholastic Awards in Writing

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers call for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Deadline 12-16-2015 (for writing)

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.artandwriting.org/the-awards/

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Grants to Green Maine

Grants to Green: Energy Efficiency in your Buildings and in Your Downtown
Deadline 12-15-2015

Grants to Green provides environmentally focused knowledge and funding to strengthen nonprofits. Grants to Green Maine is a partnership between The Maine Community Foundation, Maine Development Foundation and Efficiency Maine. It is a three-year program that provides funding and technical assistance to Maine nonprofit organizations to undertake energy audits and make efficiency investments in owned or operated historic downtown buildings that serve as venues for cultural, civic, educational or residential activities. The ultimate goal is to improve a nonprofit organization’s building structure to not only have less of an environmental impact, but also to increase the cost-efficiency of operations, ideally saving more finances to provide more services.

For more information about Grants to Green including eligibility requirements and grant program details

http://www.grantstogreenmaine.org/

Monday, November 16, 2015

Surdna Foundation Grant

Surdna Foundation  call for Individual Artists, Culture Bearers and Nonprofits Engaged in Social Change 
Deadline Open

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

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

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

Sunday, November 15, 2015

NEA Translation Projects

National Endowment for the Arts grant for translation projects
Deadline 12-08-2015

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

Deadline: Dec 8, 2015
Notification: Aug 2015
Earliest Start Date: Nov 1, 2016

http://arts.gov/grants-individuals/translation-projects\

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences call to visual artists 
Deadline 01-04-2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://embracingourdifferences.org/

Portland Ovations Job

Portland Ovations seeks a Marketing Associate
Deadline 12-07-2015

Portland Ovations seeks a Marketing Associate to assist the Director of Marketing and Audience
Development in all aspects of marketing and promoting the organization and its programs. Duties
include: secure artist information and materials; oversee production of all marketing and public
relations materials; design all marketing collateral including but not limited to direct mail, posters,
flyers, print advertisements, School-Time Performance brochure, Annual Reports, development
pieces; liaise and produce content for Portland Presents; manage Ovations’ social media and web
presence.

Must be available evenings and weekends and hold a valid driver’s license. This is a full-time
position with Health, Life and an employer-contributed retirement plan. Generous vacation
package.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
• Must have basic knowledge of html and css, with the ability to update a website run on a
content management system
• Basic video editing skills
• Experience using social media for an organization or business
• Strong writing skills
• Enthusiasm for the performing arts
• Must be able to manage time effectively in order to meet multiple deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Valid driver’s license

To apply send a cover letter and resume along with 3 samples of your graphic design work to
info@portlandovations.org

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Big Read

National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read grant for literacy projects
Deadline 01-27-2016

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

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

The program is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to develop reading programs between September 2016 and June 2017. Organizations selected to participate receive a grant, educational and promotional materials, and access to online training resources and opportunities. Approximately seventy-five organizations will be selected from communities of varying size in the United States.

Eligible organizations may apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Grants must be matched on a one-to-one basis with non-federal funds. Grant funds may be used for a variety of expenses, including book purchases, speaker fees and travel, salaries, advertising, and venue rental.

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

http://www.neabigread.org/guidelines.php


Thursday, November 12, 2015

CEC Artslink Grant

CEC Artslink project grants to carry out self-directed projects in the United States.
Deadline 12-03-2015

Independent Projects awards provide funding to artists and arts managers who propose to undertake projects in the United States in collaboration with a US non-profit arts organization or individual artist. Applicants must have a letter of invitation from a US partner in order to apply for an Independent Projects award. If you do not have a letter of invitation, please consider applying to the Residencies program. Awardees are responsible for arranging all the details of the project including all travel and housing arrangements. Proposals must be thoroughly researched and clearly describe the project. They must include a detailed budget that indicates exact resources and expenses.

Support is provided to create new work that draws inspiration from interaction with artists and the community in the US; to establish mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and expertise between artists, arts organizations and the local community and to pursue artistic cooperation that will enrich creative or professional development or has potential to expand the community's access to the art of other cultures.

To consult with ArtsLink staff or to receive information about ArtsLink, please call 212-643-1985 x22 or e-mail al@cecartslink.org


http://www.cecartslink.org/grants/independent_projects/
http://www.cecartslink.org/

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation USAI Grants

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation USArtists International Grants
Deadline 12-04-2015


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has opened applications for the second of three USArtists International ("USAI") rounds in 2015-2016. The program supports performances by American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Round II applications are for projects taking place between March 15, 2016 and March 14, 2017.

Questions about USArtists International? Contact Robyn Busch at
robyn@midatlanticarts.org

http://www.midatlanticarts.org/wp-content/uploads/USArtists-International-Guidelines-FY16.pdf

Ogunquit Playhouse Job

The Ogunquit Playhouse seeks a Director of Facilities and Real Estate 
Deadline Open Until Filled

The Ogunquit Playhouse seeks a Director of Facilities and Real Estate.  The main focus of this position will be to offer leadership for all physical and safety aspects of the Playhouse campus.  This individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive facilities plan for a historic landmark theatre and its buildings.  They will also provide oversight for the wide range of housing requirements of a large theatrical operation. Start date is March 2016.

Candidates must be self-motivated, highly organized, and possess exceptional leadership abilities.  They should be able to work independently and proficiently in a fast paced environment.  The successful applicant must possess the ability to multitask and meet deadlines.  This person must have excellent communication skills with a detail and problem solving orientation.

The Ogunquit Playhouse is a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization.  Over its 83-year history of producing the highest quality theatre, it has earned the title of “America’s Foremost Summer Theatre.”

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and extensive experience in facilities or project management is required.  Broad knowledge of construction projects, job costing, and budgeting is essential.

Please send cover letter and resume to Leslie Randazzo, Director of Finance and Administration, Ogunquit Playhouse, P.O. Box 915, Ogunquit, ME 03907

or via email to leslierandazzo@ogunquitplayhouse.org

http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mainebiz Momentum Convention

Mainebiz Momentum Convention - This year's theme: Managing Growth
Event Date Tuesday, November 10th—Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine (9am-4pm)

The Momentum Convention is a day full of learning, networking, and inspiration that will help give your business momentum and bring it to the next level. Put yourself in front of businesses who can do business with you, and with whom you can do business with.

TOP FIVE REASONS
You Should Come to the Mainebiz Momentum Convention

1. Networking: You can spend the day face-to-face with customers, prospective customers, vendors, associates and even your competitors! Get out from behind the desk and TALK to people!

2. Learning: Get access to expertise from seasoned pros and successful executives through the Mainebiz U learning sessions. Learn how you can improve your management and leadership skills and how to use essential business tools to make your business even more successful.

3. Information: If you are shopping for products and services you'll find it from IT to insurance, meeting space to office space, legal services to marketing services, construction to design, education to travel, financial to health care.

4. Connections: Make a plan now to invite your customers to attend with you: have a cup of coffee with them, meet over lunch, tour the exhibit hall together, attend a learning session. Bring them value and you¹ll have a lasting connection.

5. Free stuff! In addition to the yummy free food and beverage sampling you can enjoy at the Pavilion area, many exhibitors are giving away prizes you can win. We will make sure you are refreshed and our exhibitors provide the incentives for you stop by their booths.

http://www.mainebiz.biz/apps/pbcs.dll/dcce?Site=MA&Date=20111127&Module=2&Category=EVENT&Class=2&Type=Moco&ID=297&Selected=9

http://www.mainebiz.biz/

Smithsonian Fellowships

Smithsonian Fellowships for Independent Research, December (Artist Research Fellowship)
Deadline various 

Deadline
12/1 (yearly)  The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP)
12/1 (yearly)  The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) 
12/1 (yearly)  The Smithsonian Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship
12/1 (yearly)  Stable Isotope Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship
12/1 (yearly)  The Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
12/1 (yearly)  The Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowships in Conservation of Museum Collections
12/1 (yearly)  Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Smithsonian Fellowship
12/1 (yearly)  Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery (SAAM) Joe and Wanda Corn Fellowship
12/1 (yearly)  James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft (SAAM)
12/1 (yearly)  Global Genome Initiative Buck Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
12/3 (yearly)  National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Global Volcanism Program Fellowship
12/15 (yearly) Freer Sackler  Galleries (FSGA) The Anne van Biema Fellowship

http://www.smithsonianofi.com/blog/2012/12/26/smithsonian-fellowships/

http://www.smithsonianofi.com/

Monday, November 9, 2015

Ezra Jack Keats Book Award

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Invites Entries for Children's Book Awards
Deadline 12-15-2015

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is accepting submissions from publishers for the twenty-seventh annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards (known collectively as the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award).

The awards are designed to recognize and encourage authors and illustrators starting out in the field of children's books who share Ezra Jack Keats' commitment to children and diversity. The award is given annually to an outstanding new writer and new illustrator of picture books for children (9 years of age and under). Publishers are encouraged to submit works by new writers and illustrators who are committed to celebrating diversity through their writing and art.

To be eligible, writers and illustrators must have published no more than three books.

A selection committee of early childhood education specialists, librarians, illustrators, and experts in children's literature will review the entries, seeking books that portray the universal qualities of childhood, a strong and supportive family, and the multicultural nature of our world.

The award includes an honorarium of $1,000 for each winner.

Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation website for complete program guidelines, entry procedures, and information on previous award winners.

http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/h/about-the-ezra-jack-keats-book-award/

Sunday, November 8, 2015

ArtsLink Project Grant

ArtsLink Independent Project Grant
Deadline 12-03-2015

Eligible project dates: May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Maximum award: $5,000

Independent Projects awards provide funding to artists and arts managers who propose to undertake projects in the United States in collaboration with a US non-profit arts organization or individual artist. Applicants must have a letter of invitation from a US partner in order to apply for an Independent Projects award. If you do not have a letter of invitation, please consider applying to the Residencies program. Awardees are responsible for arranging all the details of the project including all travel and housing arrangements. Proposals must be thoroughly researched and clearly describe the project. They must include a detailed budget that indicates exact resources and expenses.

Support is provided to create new work that draws inspiration from interaction with artists and the community in the US; to establish mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and expertise between artists, arts organizations and the local community and to pursue artistic cooperation that will enrich creative or professional development or has potential to expand the community's access to the art of other cultures.

Descriptions of past ArtsLink Independent Projects can be found here. To consult with ArtsLink staff or to receive information about ArtsLink, please call 212-643-1985 x22 or e-mail al@cecartslink.org

http://www.cecartslink.org/grants/independent_projects/

Saturday, November 7, 2015

NEFA NEST Grant

New England Foundation for the Arts: New England States Touring grant
Deadline 12-01-2015

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

http://www.creativeground.org/

http://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/grants/nest_new_england_states_touring_grant

http://www.nefa.org/

Friday, November 6, 2015

Museums For America

Museums For America grant for organizations 
Deadline: December 01, 2015

Grant Amount: $5,000–$150,000
Grant Period: Up to three years
Cost Share Requirement: For applications requesting Museums for America funding of more than $25,000, you must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of the request. No cost sharing is permitted for applications requesting amounts of $5,000-$25,000.

The Museums for America (MFA) program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. MFA has three project categories:

Learning Experiences
IMLS supports the unique ability of museums to empower people of all ages through experiential learning and discovery. Successful projects provide high-quality, inclusive educational opportunities that address particular audience needs.

Community Anchors
IMLS promotes the role of museums as essential partners in addressing the needs of their communities by leveraging their expertise, knowledge, physical space, technology, and other resources. These projects strive to create a better quality of life within communities.

Collections Stewardship
IMLS supports the exemplary management, care, and conservation of museum collections. Projects address a clearly articulated and well-documented need and contribute to the long-term preservation of materials entrusted to the museum’s care.

To be eligible as a museum, you must:
Be either a unit of State or local government or a private nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code,  be located in one of the 50 States of the United States of America,

And qualify as A museum that Either:
1 - Uses a professional staff, is organized on a permanent basis for essentially educational or aesthetic purposes,owns or uses tangible objects, either animate or inanimate; cares for these objects, and exhibits these objects to the general public on a regular basis through facilities that it owns or operates.
OR
2. Is a public or private nonprofit agency which is responsible for the operation of a museum may apply on behalf of the museum.

Complete information at http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=11

http://www.imls.gov

Thursday, November 5, 2015

MPBN News Reporter Job

Maine Public Broadcasting Network has an opening for a News Reporter
Deadline 11-22-2015

MPBN is looking for a full-time news reporter, to be based in Portland, to support our statewide radio service as part of our award-winning team. Duties include developing, hosting and producing daily radio news segments; and providing program planning and content for other MPBN media. Instate travel and filling in for other reporters required.

Some experience in journalism and a bachelor's degree required. Radio news experience, digital sound gathering and editing skills, and knowledge of Maine a plus.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. To review the full job description, go the Careers page through About at www.mpbn.net

Send cover letter, resume, voice and / or two writing samples to
apply@mpbn.net


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Blade of Grass Fellowship

A Blade of Grass Invites Letters of Interest for Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art
Deadline 11-20-2015

A Blade of Grass provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. To that end, ABOG is inviting Letters of Interest for its Fellowship for Engaged Art.

Letters of Interest must be received no later than November 20, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications by January 15, 2016.

Applicants are strongly recommended to attend an informational workshop on either September 29 or November 2 before submitting application materials.

The $20,000 ABOG fellowship supports socially engaged projects that promote art as a catalyst for social change; that feature artists in leadership roles; that emphasize active and sustainable partnerships with communities; and/or in which artists engage community members as equal partners on locally relevant issues (or globally relevant issues as they apply to the local context). Projects in which co-creation with non-artists is part of the process are encouraged.

Fellows become active participants in a program that features a range of services, including a two-day orientation that explores ABOG's documentation and assessment models and includes workshops on strategies for community engagement; quarterly co-assessment meetings with other fellows to share progress and offer feedback to one another; support and feedback for ongoing self-assessment in the form of collaborative action research; and assessment by an outside evaluator.

Eligible applicants include individual artists or artist collectives with projects that directly engage a specific community or communities. Artists may not currently be enrolled as students, must be legal residents or citizens of the U.S., and be at least 25 years of age. Applicants must not have received a full ABOG Socially Engaged Art Fellowship as an individual or as part of an artist collective in the last three years. In addition, applicants must have a website with contextualized examples of past work that a selection panel can review.

For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellows, and application procedures, visit the ABOG website.
http://www.abladeofgrass.org/application/guidelines/

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Shubert Foundation Theatre Grants

Shubert Foundation unrestricted grants for theatre
Deadline 12-01-2015

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.
http://www.shubertfoundation.org/grantprograms/default.asp

Monday, November 2, 2015

Animaine Anime Conference

Animaine Animation Conference in South Portland 
Event Date November 13-15, 2015 

At the Best Western Manor Inn in South Portland

ANIMAINE is an anime convention located in Maine. We’re part of Anime Defense, a not-for-profit group that strives to improve the image of anime in North America, combat piracy, encourage literacy, and even promote artists. ANIMAINE is our annual conference. At Anime Defense, we’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished.

More information at:
http://www.animaine.org/

Sunday, November 1, 2015

NEFA Public Art Discussion Series

Public Art Discussion Series: Making Art Happen 
Event Date 11-04-2015  (1:00 pm)

Join us for our latest Public Art Discussion Series event to discuss the importance of planning, infrastructure and collaborations between artists, fabricators and organizations when working to create successful permanent and temporary public art. Hear from our speakers about their successful collaboration.

George Fifield
Director, Boston Cyberarts

Catherine D’Ignazio
Assistant Professor, Emerson College

This session will also feature a brief demonstration of CreativeGround, NEFA's directory of New England's artists and creative enterprises. Participants will learn how CreativeGround can help increase visibility and connections with other artists and organizations. Bring your laptop and create or update a profile during the session!

WHERE
NEFA, 145 Tremont St, Seventh Floor, Boston MA 02111 | Directions & Parking

CONTACT: Summer Confuorto
617.951.0010 x533

RSVPBY 11/2
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-art-discussion-series-making-art-happen-registration-18400280735