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Sunday, July 31, 2016

SEED Evaluator Community Program

Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network
Deadline Ongoing 

The SEED Network connects similarly-minded members of the general public with designers from the fields of Architecture, Communication Design, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, and Urban Planning, who have an interest in community-based design practice. The Network is comprised of SEED members-individuals, groups, or organizations that support the SEED Mission and Principles through their own practices.

A Global Movement: A System of Support

SEED® is a principle-based network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building and supporting a culture of civic responsibility and engagement in the built environment and the public realm. By sharing best practices and ideas, these parties create a community of knowledge for professionals and the public based on a set of shared principles.

The SEED Network members promote and celebrate the idea that design matters and all people can shape their world for the better through design.

The Network is part of a global movement that believes design can support a community from the ground up. SEED facilitates action by providing tools such as the SEED Evaluator, which provides guidelines for pursuing a design process informed by inclusivity and participation that can lead to SEED Certification.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Blade of Grass Fellowship

A Blade of Grass Invites Letters of Interest for Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art
Deadline 09-19-2016 (LOI)

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.

The $20,000 ABOG fellowship supports socially engaged projects that promote art as a catalyst for social change; projects that feature artists in leadership roles; dialogue-based projects that emphasize active and sustainable partnerships with communities; and projects 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 highly 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 engage directly with a specific community or communities. Artists may not currently be enrolled as students, must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States, and be at least 25 years of age. Applicants may 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.

http://www.abladeofgrass.org/application/guidelines/

Friday, July 29, 2016

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Job

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ /ChoralArt seek a full time Executive Director
 Deadline 08-15-2016

Full-time Executive Director who will serve both organizations and help strengthen their collaboration. Provides leadership to achieve goals for outstanding concerts, enriching education programs, financial stability and community engagement. Responsible for FOKO’s and CA’s operations, including strategic planning, artistic administration, fundraising, marketing, communications, budgeting and financial management, concert production, education programs and community engagement. Work with the Municipal Organist and with CA’s Music Director to guide programming.

Experienced not-for-profit performing arts executive with proven leadership ability, excellent management, fundraising, audience development and community engagement skills. Preferably will have a strong knowledge of music and thorough understanding of how to address challenges facing performing arts organizations. Experience working with volunteers and with concert production and supervision; excellent verbal and written communications and relationship-building skills. Adept at using Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Donor Perfect, and digital marketing. Will live in Greater Portland.

Please submit cover letter and resume' addressed to Search Committee, to info@foko.org, inserting “Executive Director Position” in the subject line.

Visit our websites for full details (including links to the full announcement) and to learn more about FOKO and CA:
www.foko.org     www.choralart.org

Tribeca Documentary Fund

Tribeca Film Institute Opens Submissions for Documentary Fund
Deadline 08-16-2016

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

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

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

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

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

Visit the TFI website for complete program guidelines and submission requirements.
https://tribecafilminstitute.org/programs/detail/tfi_documentary_fund

https://tribecafilminstitute.org

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Beyond the Sea Book Festival

Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach 
Event Date 07-30-2016

This year covers The Lumber Industry, Gangsters, Art, Memoir, Memorabilia, Crime, Dogs and more! Of the 36 Maine authors eleven offer non-fiction.

www.beyondtheseamaine.com/book-festival-2016.html


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Surdna Foundation Arts Grant

Surdna Foundation Artists and Economic Development Grant
Deadline Open (LOI)

Strengthening the role of arts, culture, and creativity is essential to a community’s economic growth, cultural vibrancy, and resiliency. Efforts around the country are recognizing how artists and cultural organizations can contribute to economic development.

We understand that arts and culture organizations bring jobs, tax dollars and tourism revenue to local communities. However, artists and creative workers often struggle financially and lack the resources to build their businesses. Just like other successful enterprises and small businesses, artists can overcome these obstacles if they have access to training and financing. These supports increase their ability to be effective economic contributors to their communities.

The Thriving Cultures Program supports efforts that provide artists with business training and financial resources that enable them to be, and create, valuable economic assets for their communities.

We seek funding opportunities that:

  • Operate business and entrepreneurship training programs for artists and cultural organizations;
  • Provide financing to artists and artist-centered enterprises (such as financial institutions and resource providers);
  • Support arts and culture-based programs and services that directly engage and support the people who live and work in the area as a strategy for equitable economic development. These activities may include: Cultural programming
  • Business incentives that help build the local creative economy
  • Cross-sector collaborations that yield opportunities for all residents to reap the cultural and economic benefits from neighborhood growth

We give preference to organizations that:

  • Embrace artistic and design excellence;
  • Find innovative ways to use arts and culture to make communities more just and sustainable;
  • Prioritize the needs of low-income communities and people of color in their work;
  • Maintain sound financial practices and management;
  • Demonstrate a capacity and willingness to share best practices and knowledge with their colleagues and others in the field;
  • Partner with public and/or private entities that are committed to fostering artists and the field of arts and culture;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to economic and cultural equity;
  • Engage the deep reserves of talent, civic pride, and leadership of a community and proactively address its needs.

If you are interested in applying for a Surdna Foundation grant, please submit a letter of inquiry .

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Fulbright Award

Fulbright Scholar Program, A program of the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Deadline 08-01-2016

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

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

http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program

Monday, July 25, 2016

NEA Grant Webinar

National Endowment for teh Arts, Our Town Proposals: Tips & Tricks for Success Webinar
Event Date 07-27-2016 (3:00)

NEA Staff will give a presentation to assist applicants in crafting a compelling creative placemaking project application. The presentation will include an overview of creative placemaking resources, sample projects that have been successful, the mechanics of a competitive Our Town proposal, and ideas on how to articulate anticipated project outcomes. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session. You will be muted and able to ask questions using the Q&A box. You can listen to the webinar using your computer speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350, participant code: 739587

https://www.arts.gov/event/2016/our-town-proposals-tips-tricks-success-july-2016

Davis Foundation Cultural Grant

Davis Family Foundation Grants
Deadline 08-10-2016

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.davisfoundations.org/site/family.asp

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Schoodic Festival and Workshops

Schoodic festival and workshops
Event Dates August 1 through 14 2016. 

From Aug. 1-14, bring the whole family and celebrate the artistic spirit of Downeast Maine. The Schoodic Festival features workshops, art exhibitions and nightly performances which showcase all that its artistic community has to offer. The annual Silent Auction will kick off the festivities.

With 80 different workshops offered this year, the whole family should find something of interest in the class lineup that includes pottery (kids and adults), hip-hop, cake pop baking, jewelry-making, life drawing and journaling — to name just a few.

Hammond Hall is located at 427 Main St. in Winter Harbor. For more information, call 963-2569 or email info@schoodicartsforall.org and visit www.schoodicartsforall.org

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Harolw Call for Artists and CSA Farmers

Harlow Gallery CSA II: Community Supporting Arts Call
Deadline 09-01-2016

About CSA: Community Supporting Arts: In 2012 the Harlow Gallery organized the first Community Supporting Arts (CSA) project to connect Maine’s artist and farming communities, two vibrant and idealistic groups that are key to our state’s unique sense of place. It was a huge success so we’re doing it again in 2017!

We are seeking 10 Maine artists to participate in CSA II  to be paired with 10 Maine farms. Each artist will seek inspiration in his or her counterpart’s life, work, landscape, ideals and challenges over the course of the 2017 growing season and create work based on their experiences and observations.  Partnering farmers will be those operating CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) farms. A CSA farm offers shares at the beginning of the growing season and then provides fresh, seasonal food on a regular basis to each shareholding household throughout the growing season. Community Supported Agriculture is a grassroots response to the growing social and environmental problems of our modern industrial food system.


Friday, July 22, 2016

Willapa Bay Residency, WA

Willapa Bay Residency, Washington State, Call for Residency Applications 
Deadline 07-31-2016

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

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

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

info@willapabayair.org

www.willapabayair.org

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Portland Fine Craft Show Volunteers

Portland Fine Craft Show: Call for Volunteers
Event date 08-27-2016
       
The Maine Crafts Association will present the second annual Portland Fine Craft Show on Congress Street in Portland, Maine. The show will feature exhibitors from greater New England area exhibiting fine craft in the following media categories: baskets, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone and wood.

Volunteers are essential for safety, traffic flow, show logistics and good vibes at the Portland Fine Craft Show, please sign-up today!



A.I.R. Gallery Biennial Call

A.I.R. Gallery 12th Biennial Call (NY)
Deadline 08-01-2016

Exhibition 
January 5 - February 5, 2017

 CURATOR'S THEME
 Sinister Feminism. We fortify veneer into armor. We appropriate from misogynist sources. We exceed the cinematic ideal. We vibrate the sound of the city. We endure. Our physicalizations we know are transgressive. We are a halation of line. We throw shadow across the page. We teach the tongues of the past. We mock the habit of metonymy. We transmit the sense of hysterics. We smell. We hurl what we are required to withstand: our bodies, our selves. We are trying to reach you. We wildly grin.

 ELIGIBILITY
 - All media.
 - There is no size limit on artwork.
 - Please note that installations will ONLY be accepted if they have been completed.

Application Fee $40.

 APPLY WITH IMAGES AT bit.ly/AIRbiennialimages

 APPLY WITH VIDEO AT bit.ly/AIRbiennialvideo

 Questions? Email us at info@airgallery.org

http://www.airgallery.org/

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NEA Our Town Grant Webinar

National Endowment for the arts webinar
Event Date 07-20-2016 (3:00pm)

How to Apply Webinar presented by the National Endowmwnt for the Arts (NEA)

NEA Staff will give a 30-minute presentation on the FY 2017 Our Town grant guidelines, how to apply, and an overview of the review process. The presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. The webinar will include guidelines for the Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects as well as the Projects that Build Knowledge about Creative Placemaking. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend live to have their questions answered by Our Town Program Staff. You will be muted and able to ask questions using the Q&A box. You can listen to the webinar using your computer speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350, participant code: 739587

Maine Arts Internships

Arts Internship Opportunities Across Maine 
Deadline, Open 

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

http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Media-and-Performing/Internship-Listings

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Welch Charitable Fund

Community Foundation, Welch Charitable Fund for the Greater Portland area
Deadline 08-01-2016

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

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

Youth
Education
Health care
Alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation
Arts and culture

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

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

http://www.mainecf.org/GrantsNonprofits/AvailableGrantsDeadlines/WelchCharitableFund/tabid/408/Default.aspx

http://www.mainecf.org/

Monday, July 18, 2016

Points North Film Fellowship Call

Camden International Film Festival and Points North Forum call for fellows 
Deadline 07-21-2016

The Points North Fellowship is a unique opportunity for six filmmakers (or filmmaking teams) to accelerate the development of their feature-length documentary projects through a combination of funding, focused mentorship, workshops, industry meetings and a public pitch session at the Camden International Film Festival.

The Points North Fellowship includes:
a $2,000 grant (sponsored by Chicago Media Project and Larry and Kimberly Sterrs)
(2) All Access passes to the Camden International Film Festival
(5) nights of accommodations for two during the festival
(1) round trip flight to Maine, plus local transportation
(2) tickets to the Cinema Eye Honors award ceremony and invitations to the CIFF-sponsored Nominees Party (January 2017)

(2) nights of accommodations in NYC
 
$40 application fee.

NEA Heritage Fellowships

National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowships to master folk and traditional artists
Deadline 07-25-2016

To honor and preserve our nation's diverse cultural heritage, the National Endowment for the Arts annually awards up to eight NEA National Heritage Fellowships to master folk and traditional artists. These fellowships recognize lifetime achievement, artistic excellence, and contributions to our nation's traditional arts heritage. Awards will be up to $25,000 and may be received once in a lifetime.

The folk and traditional arts, which include crafts, dance, music, oral traditions, visual arts, and others, are those that are learned as part of the cultural life of a community whose members share a common ethnic heritage, cultural mores, language, religion, occupation, or geographic region. These traditions are shaped by the aesthetics and values of a shared culture and are passed from generation to generation, most often within family and community through observation, conversation, and practice.

Nominees must be worthy of national recognition and have a record of continuing artistic accomplishment. They must be actively participating in their art form, either as practitioners or as teachers.

In addition, one NEA National Heritage Fellowship will be given to an individual who has made major contributions to the excellence, vitality, and public appreciation of the folk and traditional arts. The nominee should be worthy of national recognition and must be actively engaged in perpetuating the folk and traditional arts. Named after the influential advocate, educator, and producer of the folk and traditional arts,

Bess Lomax Hawes, this award recognizes:
An artist whose contributions, primarily through teaching, advocacy, organizing, and maintaining important repertoires, have greatly benefited their artistic tradition.
An individual such as a producer or advocate whose efforts have significantly increased opportunities for and public visibility of traditional arts and artists.

Individuals may be nominated specifically for the Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Fellowship, and all nominees will be considered for this award.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of nominations from the public. Nominations may be for an individual or for a group of individuals (e.g., a duo or ensemble, but not an incorporated organization). A nominator may submit one or more nomination(s) in each round of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships and no one may nominate him/herself. Nominees must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

https://www.arts.gov/lifetime-honors/nea-national-heritage-fellowships/make-nomination

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Public Art Project, San Diego, CA

Pure Water North City Public Art Project, San Diego, CA
Deadline 07-28-2016

The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the Pure Water North City Public Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and transport permanent, site-specific artwork for North City Advanced Water Purification Facility and consult during installation of artwork at the site by the City.
 Artists that have not previously registered through the City of San Diego for PlanetBids must register prior to downloading the RFQ. It is also important to download the documents to become an official RFQ holder. You must be a registered RFQ holder to receive addenda.

 To register on PlanetBids:
 - Read the Vendor Registration instructions carefully.
 - Create a user name and password.
 - Have your federal tax ID # or your SSN available.
 - Select your Business Category: 96104 Artists (including Digital Artists).
 - Receive an email from PlanetBids confirming successful registration.

https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?companyID=17950

Art New England Directory

Art New England's semi-annual Artist Directory Call
Deadline 07-25-2016

30,000+ readers who care passionately about art read Art New England. Available by subscription and sold on more than 250 newsstands coast to coast, Art New England is also found in-room at a growing selection of four-star boutique hotels, resorts and luxury inns across New England, and at special art events and openings throughout the region.

Space reservations begin at $195 for a two-month listing that includes a large, full-color image and caption in the September/October Annual Gallery Issue, plus six months of web exposure.

To view the Spring 2016 directory go to artnewengland.com/artist-directory

advertising@artnewengland.com

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Cohen Foundation Grant

Sam L. Cohen Foundation grants for nonprofits
Deadline 08-01-2016 (LOI)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.samlcohenfoundation.org/

Art New England Summer Gathering

Art New England Summer Gathering celebrating the July/August 2016 issue
Event date 07-21-2016 (Thursday 6-8pm)

Please join
Art New England
in celebrating summer and the publication of its July/August 2016 issue featuring; Destination:
Midcoast & Downeast Maine. Meet ANE staff and fellow members of the New England art community. Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres and conversation!

At 250 Main Hotel, overlooking Rockland Harbor.

250 Main Street
Rockland, ME

http://artnewengland.com/

Friday, July 15, 2016

Libra Foundation Grant

Libra Foundation grants for Maine nonprofits
Deadline 08-15-2016

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

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

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

http://librafoundation.org/

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Open Call Film Funds

The Open Call application for film finishing funds 
Deadline 08-05-2016

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

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

Open Call Application Materials

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

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

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

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

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

Full information at:
http://www.itvs.org/funding/open-call/how

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Instituto Sacatar Residency

Instituto Sacatar Residency in Itaparica, Brazil
Deadline 07-31-2016

The Instituto Sacatar provides unstructured time and an appropriate space for creative individuals to develop new work. The Instituto will work with each artist individually to help them engage, as desired, with the local culture in ways appropriate for that artist. Towards the end of each residency period, artists often present work they have completed during their residency, actively engaging local collaborators and audiences.

An application fee of US$35.00, payable online through SlideRoom.com during Sacatar’s Open Call period.

http://sacatar.org/apply/

Harlow Call For Typography-Inspired Art

Call For Typography-Inspired Art: Fine Print 
Deadline 07-25-2016
 Exhibition to take place 09-09-2016- 10-22-2016

 Artists are invited to submit work inspired by, depicting or integrating typography, script or text. Submissions may include any and all aspects of type-inspired works; including but not limited to: painting and drawing, book arts and collage, printing/printmaking, street art, graphic design, script, etc. Entries will be reviewed by a curatorial committee comprised of staff members from Minuteman Signs of Augusta and from the Harlow Gallery.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Job

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ seek an Executive Director (FT)
Deadline 07-22-2016

Full-time Executive Director who will serve both organizations and help strengthen their collaboration. Provides leadership to achieve goals for outstanding concerts, enriching education programs, financial stability and community engagement. Responsible for FOKO’s and CA’s operations, including strategic planning, artistic administration, fundraising, marketing, communications, budgeting and financial management, concert production, education programs and community engagement. Work with the Municipal Organist and with CA’s Music Director to guide programming.

Experienced not-for-profit performing arts executive with proven leadership ability, excellent management, fundraising, audience development and community engagement skills. Preferably will have a strong knowledge of music and thorough understanding of how to address challenges facing performing arts organizations. Experience working with volunteers and with concert production and supervision; excellent verbal and written communications and relationship-building skills. Adept at using Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Donor Perfect, and digital marketing. Will live in Greater Portland.

Please submit cover letter and resume to info@foko.org, inserting “Executive Director Position” in the subject line,

www.foko.org
www.choralart.org

Monday, July 11, 2016

Chocolate Church Arts Center Job

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks Front Office Manager (PT)
Deadline 07-15-2016

The Chocolate Church Arts Center, dedicated to providing the best is music, dance, theater and visual arts to the region, seeks a part-time FRONT OFFICE MANAGER.  The person should thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial workplace. We seek a person who is a problem solver and a creative thinker who can operate independently as well as in a team environment.

FRONT OFFICE duties include

  • Manage phone system including answer phones, processing messages and keeping the voicemail message current
  • Maintain general email account; respond in a timely and consistent manner
  • Serve as customer service representative
  • Establish, Manage the database and respond to requests for data in a timely manner
  • Coordinate volunteer recruitment and engagement
  • Update the website
  • Supervise the art gallery
  • Support the work of the executive director
  • Attend board meeting to take meeting minutes and support Board Secretary
  • 15-20 Hours per week
  • Occasional weekend or weeknight coverage
  • Other duties as assigned

Submit resumes to CCAC PO Box 252, Bath, ME 04530
http://chocolatechurch.com/

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Center for Maine Craft Job

The Maine Craft Association Center for Maine Craft is looking for a sales associate (PT)
Deadline open until filled

The Maine Craft Association Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner is looking for a  part-time sales associate/travel counselor who will be responsible for a full range of sale, store and travel information support initiatives. Job success will rely on the strong customer service and friendly personality, ability to work with a retail sales team, and understanding of Maine tourism and local economy.

Part-time 15-35 hours/week May through December (hours depend on employee’s availability and Center needs, job seekers with both high and low availability are encouraged to apply!). Hours may be reduced Oct-Nov and Jan-May. Must be available nights, weekends and Holidays. Pay is $10/hour.

To apply, email resume & cover letter to Nire Cook: nire@mainecrafts.org

Saturday, July 9, 2016

White House Student Film Contest

Third annual White House Student Film Call for Entries
Deadline 07-15-2016

The third annual White House Student Film Festival. Our theme is "The World I Want To Live In" and we're inviting U.S. students, grades K-12 (including seniors from class of 2017), to participate. Tell us what you hope the future will hold for us - sci-fi lasers? flying cars? yourself as President? - in the form of a short film. It can be fictional, animated, live-action documentary, or anything else you dream up. We're just excited to see what you make!

Bonus: if selected, you may have the chance to attend the film fest yourself at the White House.

For inspiration, take a look at the official selections from last years White House Student Film Festival, when the themes were The Power of Technology in Education & The Impact of Giving Back. Films can be short – in fact, they must be 3 minutes tops. The official selections will be featured on the White House website, and shared across the world on White House sites and official social media accounts.

 Submission Guidelines:
• All films must be shorter than 3 minutes.
•All films must be made by students in grades K-12.
• No film may use copyrighted material including music, TV shows, or movies.
• All films must be uploaded to YouTube
•All film submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on July 15th, 2016.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/FilmFest

Friday, July 8, 2016

Chenven Foundation Call

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation call to visual artists 
Deadline 07-15-2016

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

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

http://chenvenfoundation.org/how-to-apply/

pbunten@chenvenfoundation.org

http://chenvenfoundation.org/

Haystack Summer Conference

Haystack's Summer Conference: Craft Thinking: Ideas on Making, Material, Creative Process
Event date July 10 - 14, 2016

Haystack's Summer Conference focuses on thinking-through-craft.  How do creative processes and materials effect the work that we make? Craft is a place where innovation and tradition, skill and intuition, exist together. Whether making a mobile oven for baking bread, rethinking a museum collection, programming machines than can print objects, or choosing to work in vernacular tradition, the very definition and scope of craft is constantly shifting.

This year's conference presenters come from a variety of creative disciplines in art, design, architecture and writing.  The conference is intimate in scale and allows ample time for informal conversations with presenters and attendees.  The workshops and discussions are repeated so that attendees can take part in multiple activities.

http://www.haystack-mtn.org/

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Maine International Film Festival

Maine International Film Festival 
Event date July 8 to 17, 2016

The 19th Annual Maine International Film Festival will be held at Railroad Square Cinema and the Waterville Opera House.

During the 10 days of the festival we show nearly 100 films, representing the best of American independent and international cinema. We also spotlight some of Maine and New England’s most exciting and innovative filmmakers.

Audiences also have opportunities to meet and talk with some of the people behind the movies – directors, producers, writers, musicians. Every year we honor members of the independent film industry whose contributions to cinema deserve recognition. Our honored guests and visiting filmmakers host panel discussions as well as informal Q&A sessions, giving the audiences an incredible chance to hear about the art of film from those on the front lines.

http://www.miff.org/

Waterville Opera House TD Job

Waterville Opera House is seeking a Technical Director
Deadline open until filled

This is a full time, salaried, permanent position with daily responsibility for the technical operations of a theater or performing arts center, including lighting, sound, set construction, rigging, and coordinating necessary maintenance.  The TD works with a great deal of independence and exercises judgement in performing a wide variety of duties.

  • Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
  • Determines the necessary technical supports for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates.
  • Sets up, maintains, and operates lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, music, and other productions and projects; assists guest designers and technicians in all projects.
  • Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety procedures in all areas of the venue, facilitates the use of the technical facilities by the resident company.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment and, when necessary, arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints.
  • Assists in recruiting, training and supervision of volunteer or paid technical staff.
  • Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies.
  • Advises production managers on the specifications, costs and usage of equipment required for the individual show, and ensures the implementation of approved technical designs.
  • Constructs scenery for theatrical productions; attends technical rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of mounting the show.
  • Must have:  effective communication skills, both verbal and written; knowledge of pertinent fire and safety codes; working knowledge of theater protocols including stage carpentry, sound and lighting design implementation, rigging, clear comm system, and stage management; the ability to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools; driver’s license; prior experience and supervisory skills.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to twarner@operahouse.org

http://www.operahouse.org/job-opportunities/

http://www.operahouse.org

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Artist’s Resource Trust Grant

Berkshire Taconic Artist’s Resource Trust  (A.R.T.) Fund for artists and organizations
Deadline 08-01-2016

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

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

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

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

Organizations
http://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/SearchApplyforGrants/ArtistsResourcetrustARTFundforOrg.aspx

Individuals
http://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/SearchApplyforGrants/ArtistsResourcetrustARTFundforInd.aspx

Creative Portland Seeks ED

Creative Portland seeks applicants for the Executive Director position (FT)
Deadline 07-11-2016

Creative Portland's mission is to support the economic development efforts of the City of Portland by strengthening, stimulating, and supporting Portland’s creative industries, enterprises, and workforce, with a specific focus on those artists and cultural institutions that are critical assets to the city’s identity, economy, and community. Creative Portland is the City’s official local arts agency, with an annual budget of $175,000.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the organization. S/he works with the Board of Directors to establish the organization’s vision, strategic direction and plans. Staff includes the Executive Director (full time) and Program Assistant (30 hours a week). Specific duties and responsibilities, include:

Strategic Planning/Direction

- Provides overall strategic leadership and vision for the organization in partnership with the Board of Directors

- Maintains an annual strategic work plan with annual reports to the Board and City Council Program and Project Management

 - Works with city leadership and partner organizations to identify and deliver appropriate programming in support of CP’s mission

- Instigates, designs and executes special programming as needed

- Oversees the Program Assistant in fulfilling his/her duties

External Affairs

- Primary responsibility for the fundraising and communications goals and strategies for the organization, with support from the Board of Directors and Program Assistant

- Acts as the primary spokesperson for the organization

- Serves on related community boards

General Administration

- Responsible for all local, state and federal requirements to maintain the 501c3 organization in good legal standing, including annual tax filing and annual reporting requirements

- Responsible for the management of the annual budget with oversight by the Board of Director

- Works with a contracted book keeper to negotiate and fulfill all commitments, payments and fees to vendors, contractors and services providers (including rent, insurance and audit fees)

- Oversees management of staff, contractors and volunteers, including the Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS: Five to eight years experience (master’s degree preferred) working in a related field with particular regard to the arts and economic and community development. Other qualifications include:

- Excellent leadership and communications skills

- Strong strategic planning and fundraising experience

- Experience working with nonprofit and public organizations

- Knowledge of economic development with particular regards to cultural asset development

Please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references (name, title and contact info, no support letters required) to info@creativeportland.com

For questions, please call 207-370-4784

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sign Up for NEFA CreativeGround

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.creativeground.org/

Monday, July 4, 2016

Terra Foundation Exhibitions Grant

Terra Foundation Offers Funding for American Art Exhibitions
Deadline 08-01-2016 (LOI)

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

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

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

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

http://www.terraamericanart.org/what-we-offer/grant-fellowship-opportunities/exhibition-grants/

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Broke and Stoked short film/video contest

Maine Outdoor Film Festival seeking entries for Broke and Stoked short film/video contest
Deadline 08-01-2016

Here are the rules:
1. Must be an outdoor video.
2. Videos submitted must be made by a Maine resident, or Maine residents, not working full time in Film.
2. Videos must less than 4 minutes long (3:59 is cool. 4:00 is not).
3. All music used in the must be credited and used with permission (No TOOL you tools … unless TOOL gave you permission, then it’s cool).
4. Films must be submitted via VIMEO link by emailing the address at BROKEANDSTOKED.com before August 1, 2016.
5. The MOFF jury will select its favorite 10 films which will be screened at MOFF Tour stops throughout Maine in 2016, after which MOFF Tour attendees will vote on their favorite.
6. The film with the most audience votes will be announced at the MOFF AWARDS SHOW.

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

Email your Vimeo Link to maineoutdoorfilm@gmail.com

http://maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com/brokeandstoked/

Saturday, July 2, 2016

National Theater Project - NEFA

National Theater Project from New England Foundation for the arts
Open Deadline

Presentation Grants are tied to NTP Creation & Touring Grants projects. Presentation Grants are made to invited U.S. presenters and support up to 50% of the artistic fee (including travel expenses) for NTP projects.

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

Friday, July 1, 2016

Terra Foundation Grant

Terra Foundation Offers Funding for American Art Exhibitions
Deadline: 08-01-2016  (Letters of Inquiry) 

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

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

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

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

Letters of Inquiry for the Spring 2017 funding cycle must be received no later than August 1, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by October 14, 2016.

http://www.terraamericanart.org/what-we-offer/grant-fellowship-opportunities/exhibition-grants/