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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Maine Expansion Arts Fund

Community Foundation Maine Expansion Arts Fund
Deadline 09-15-2016

The Maine Expansion Arts Fund is the result of a collaborative effort of the National Endowment for the Arts, Lillian M. Berliawsky Charitable Trust, Maine Community Foundation, and Maine Arts Commission to strengthen and ensure the future of these artistic traditions. A permanent endowed fund held by the Maine Community Foundation, the Maine Expansion Arts Fund supports indigenous, ethnic, or rural arts programs or projects, particularly those that serve areas with limited access to arts events. Additional funding is provided through the Elizabeth Laughlin Anderson Memorial Fund at the Maine Community Foundation.

An advisory committee comprised of Maine artists and others knowledgeable about the needs of the state's arts organizations and programs reviews applications and makes recommendations on awards.

The Maine Expansion Arts Committee seeks to support indigenous, ethnic, or rural arts programs or projects, particularly those that serve areas with limited access to arts events.

Artistic quality of the program
Organizations that are developing and promoting the arts of their own communities, using local artists and other resources rather than importing art and artists from outside the region or state.
Ability of the organization to carry out the project for which funds are requested
Evidence of cooperation and coordination with other organizations and programs, within or outside of the arts
Evidence of local support for proposed project (financial or in-kind donations).
Projects serving underserved areas.

To be eligible for Expansion Arts Fund support for small, rural arts programming, applicants must have an operating budget of less than $250,000 a year and must have a commitment to serving rural audiences and communities.

Community-based projects affiliated with school districts are eligible to apply. School-affiliated projects supported by the Fund must be open to the public. Curriculum-based arts projects from schools or school districts are not eligible to apply. Please contact a Maine Community Foundation program officer if you are uncertain if a school-affiliated project is eligible for funding.

Grants will not normally be made for endowments, capital improvements, scholarships, a regular performance series, production costs of films or annual operating expenses (except for start-up support for new organizations and unusual circumstances where a one-time grant will meet a special need). Costs for equipment necessary to implementing a proposed project may be funded. Projects are rarely funded for a second year.


Farnsworth Job

Farnsworth Art Museum seeks Development Assistant/Reception (FT)
Deadline open until filled

The Development Assistant updates donor files and maintains the integrity of the database. Processes daily gift entries and acknowledgements; creates reports and completes data analysis for fundraising and membership programs. Assures accuracy and timeliness of donor information and correspondence. Answers phones, greets the public, distributes daily mail, orders supplies, maintains organization’s calendar, and represents the development department at events as requested.

forward cover letter and resume to employment@farnsworthmuseum.org


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Kindling Fund

Kindling Fund for artist-organized projects
Deadline 10-22-2016

Information session throughout September at various Maine locations.

The Kindling Fund supports the energy of Maine’s visual arts community by funding innovative, artist-organized projects that engage the public in ways that are both inventive and meaningful. The Kindling Fund values risk, experimentation, unconventional engagement, critical dialogue, and encourages collaboration. Successful projects reach new audiences and create new models for presenting artists’ work. The Kindling Fund is administered by SPACE Gallery as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts’ Regional Re-granting Program.

The Fund seeks to support a variety of publicly accessible projects, with a strong interest in alternative spaces/practices and site-specific presentations that don’t fit in established institutions or venues. Projects supported by The Kindling Fund may include (but are not limited to): curatorial projects that focus on unconventional artistic practice; public art projects, intervention or site specific installations; the publication of writing directly related to the visual arts including printed matter and online publications; artist residencies; and unconventional exhibitions.


Radcliffe Fellowship, Harvard

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship Program at Harvard University 
Deadline 09-15-2016

Each of the more than 800 fellows who have been in residence at the Radcliffe Institute has pursued an independent project, but the collaborative experience unites all of them.  Scholars, scientists, and artists work on individual projects, or in clusters, to generate new research, publications, art, and more.

Applications in all academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts are encouraged, and there are a few areas of special interest:

  • Applications related to the theme of citizenship–local, national, and global–which is a two-year initiative across the programs of the Radcliffe Institute
  • Applications that involve the study of women, gender, and society, which is a commitment rooted in Radcliffe’s unique history
  • Applications that draw on the resources of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, which is part of the Radcliffe Institute and one of the foremost archives on women’s history
  • The Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.


Monday, August 29, 2016

CAA Fellowships For Grad Students

College Art Association Professional-Development Fellowships for PHD and MFA students
Deadline 10-03-2016 PHD
Deadline 11-11-2016 MFA

CAA’s Professional-Development Fellowships program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs nationwide. Fellows are honored with $10,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.

One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic. Fellows also receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the Annual Conference. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, also earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.

Are You Eligible?
CAA seeks applications from students who are current members; are citizens or permanent residents of the United States; will receive their MFA or PhD degree in the calendar year following the year of application (2016 for the next fellowship cycle); and have outstanding capabilities and demonstrate distinction in approach, technique, or perspective in their contribution to art history and the visual arts.


Creative Health Conference

Maine Creative Health Conference registration is open
Event date 10-15-2016, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Creative Health Conference is open to healthcare professionals, therapists, caregivers, and self-advocates. Presenters are certified art, dance, and music therapists who will share their work, research, and philosophies about the creative arts therapies in a variety of populations: autism, dementia, trauma, brain injury, oncology, and depression, among others. Join us for a day of learning, inspiration, and connections! Concurrent sessions include lecture and experiential formats- no prior arts experience necessary.

This event will be held at USM LAC - 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ucross Residencies, Wy

Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Spring Artist Residencies, Wyoming
Deadline 03-01-2016 (for fall) and 10-01-2016 (for spring) 

Founded in 1981, the Ucross Foundation provides uninterrupted time, work space, and living accommodations to competitively selected visual artists, writers, and composers. Nearly thirteen hundred individuals from every state in the U.S. as well as from Germany, France, Scotland, England, Poland, Egypt, the Netherlands, Canada, and Thailand, have spent time at Ucross since it first opened its doors in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Currently, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2016 Spring Residency program, which runs from late-February to mid-June.

Residencies vary from two  to six weeks. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, representing a mix of visual artists, writers, and composers.  In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters. Lunch and dinners are prepared Monday to Friday by a professional chef with ample provisions on hand for breakfasts and weekends. In addition, there is cell phone service on the property and several wireless Internet connection sites are available for the use of residents. Residents are responsible for providing their own working materials and for their travel to Wyoming.  There is no charge for a residency.

Artists, writers, and composers from around the United States and the world, in any stage of their professional career, are invited to apply to work on an individual or collaborative project.



Sherwood Elementary Seeks Music Teacher

Sherwood Heights Elementary in Auburn is seeking Pre-K-6 Music teacher (FT)
Deadline Open until filled

Sherwood Heights Elementary is seeking a dynamic individual who posses strong interpersonal skills combined with the ability to teach & inspire over 400 Pre-K through Grade 6 students to love music.

Job responsibilities include:
· teaching general music to students in Pre-K to Grade 6;
· directing the after school grades 4-6 chorus once per week;
· teaching band lessons in grades 5&6;
· teaching guitar to grade 6;
· teaching keyboards to grade 5;
· integrating technology into the music room
· promoting the music program in community events

Salary:  $35,142 to $68,536 Per Year

Sherwood Heights School is a caring community of learners doing whatever it takes to ensure success for all students! Classroom rules address developmentally appropriate expectations, which are sent home at the beginning of each school year. All classroom rules follow behavior expectations for common areas such as playground, hallways and cafeteria.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Guggenheim Fellowship

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation,Fellowship For Artists and Scholars
Deadline 09-19-2016

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships to advanced professionals in all fields — including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts (except the performing arts). Last year, the program awarded fellowships to a hundred and eighty-one scholars, artists, and scientists in the United States and Canada.

Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, the fellowships are intended to assist individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge or creation in any of the arts under the freest possible conditions.

Fellowships provide grants to selected individuals over a period of between six and twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to help provide fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

Support is only available to individuals. Fellowships are not available for the creation of residencies, curriculum development, or any type of educational program, nor are they available to support the development of websites or blogs.

The foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors.

Grant amounts vary, and the foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.



Performing Arts Japan Grants

Japan Foundation: Performing Arts Japan touring and collaboration grants
Deadline 10-31-2016

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants. This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.

The touring Grants assists with the presentation of Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the U.S. and/or Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas, where there is little exposure to the Japanese performing arts.

The collaboration Grants facilitates the collaboration of Japanese and American/Canadian artists so that they may create a new work through research, residencies, artists' discussions etc. with the potential to develop into a touring project and further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to audiences in the United States and Canada.

To be eligible for an award, project must be to present Japanese performing arts and/or to conduct performing arts collaboration between Japanese and American/Canadian artists.  Grants are awarded only to U.S.-based or Canada-based nonprofit organizations. The proposed project must commence between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.  For tours, the project must tour to at least two locations outside New York and Los Angeles.  For collaborations, the project must be a new work jointly explored and created by Japanese artists and American/Canadian artists.

For information on eligibility, grant coverage, review criteria and the application form, please visit: http://www.jfny.org/arts_and_culture/paj.html

Friday, August 26, 2016

MSAD #58 Seeks Music Teacher

Music Teacher with Concentration in Strings Sought for  RSU 58/MSAD 58 - Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, Strong
Deadline - Open Until Filled

MSAD #58 is seeking a full-time Music Teacher with experience in strings. This position will start FY'2016-2017 and is for grades K-12. Must have CHRC and K-12 Certification.

Please send application, resume, cover letter, letters of recommendation and transcripts to:

MSAD #58 Supt. Office
 Attn: Tiki White
 1401 Rangeley Rd.
 Phillips, ME  04966

 For questions contact Tiki White at (207) 639-2086 ext. 5289.
 or email at twhite@msad58.org

Teacher Applications are available online at www.msad58.org



New England Foundation for the Arts, New England State Touring grant for performing arts 
Deadline, 09-01-2016

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has a mission to cultivate and promote the arts in New England and beyond. Their programs support artists across many forms of expression and many geographies, connecting them with collaborators and communities, fueling creative exchange and public discourse, and strengthening the creative economy.

The New England State Touring (NEST) grant funds presentations of New England-based artists from outside of a presenter’s state (eg. A Maine venue can bring in a Vermont artist). Nonprofit organizations, schools, or government entities based in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) are eligible to apply.



Thursday, August 25, 2016

Kress Digital Resources Grant

Kress Foundation is Accepting Applications for Digital Resources Program
Deadline 10-01-2016 

The Kress Foundation's Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration and new approaches to the teaching and learning of art history.

To that end, grant will be awarded for the digitization of important visual resources (especially photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); promising initiatives in online publishing; and innovative experiments in the field of digital art history. The program does not typically support the digitization of museum object collections.

Grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis. Past grants have ranged between $12,000 and $70,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit institution with 501(c)(3) status based in the United States.


NEA Our Town Grant

National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant
Deadline 09-12-2016

The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work - placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place.

Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking. Our Town requires partnerships between arts organizations and government, other nonprofit organizations, and private entities to achieve livability goals for communities.

Our Town offers support for projects in two areas:
Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects. These projects represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000.

Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking. These projects are available to arts and design service organizations, and industry or university organizations that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Rebel Blend Fund, ME

Coffee By Design Community Grant, Rebel Blend Fund
Deadline 08-31-2016

Coffee By Design continues its long-standing commitment to the arts in Maine. We are pleased to announce our call for proposals for the Rebel Blend Fund. The award which is funded by sales of Coffee By Design’s best-selling Rebel Blend coffee is given each year to a Maine artist and/or small arts organization whose proposal is selected by a committee of Coffee By Design staff members. The Rebel Blend Fund is a vital way for our Company to show its support for the arts community by providing seed money for art projects in Maine. What the Rebel Blend committee looks for are projects which somehow fall below the funding radar screen; projects that we believe to be thought provoking and engage people in the State of Maine in conversation.

For every pound of Rebel Blend coffee sold or brewed at Coffee By Design coffeehouses during the year, $1 is donated to the Fund. Grants are awarded on an annual basis to Maine artists whose proposals are selected.

Awards will be announced in October.

Please complete the Rebel Blend Fund Application which gives us the information we need in order to accept proposals for review.
Applications should be sent to:
Coffee By Design
ATTN: Mary Allen/Rebel Blend Fund
1 Diamond Street
Portland, Maine 04101


Sustainable Arts Award

Sustainable Arts Foundation offers awards to artists with families
Deadline 09-02-2016

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families. Our mission is to provide financial awards to parents pursuing creative work. We seek to reward excellence. Your portfolio will assist us greatly in evaluating your work which may, but need not, refer to your parenting. We're also interested in hearing what your plans are, and how this award might assist you in attaining your goals.

Too often, creative impulses are set aside to meet the wonderful, but pressing, demands of raising a family. The foundation's goal is to encourage parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide.

The foundation will award the following:
Sustainable Arts Foundation Award: $6,000
Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award: $2,000
We typically offer five of each award in each application round.

To be eligible, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18. The foundation offers awards in two major categories: visual arts and writing. We encourage writers working in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and poetry to apply. Visual artists practicing painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media and photography are encouraged to apply.



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Maine Fiberarts Resource Guide

Sign up in the Maine Fiberarts Tour Map and Resource Guide 
Deadline Open 

The Maine Fiberarts Resource Guide  guide as gotten a refresh with a new look to the map, a new way to search for a location, and a much easier form for you to enter your own FREE listing. All you do is enter your business name ("Title"), your name, contact information such as phone, email and website, and whether you offer classes, and you can even upload a photo or two.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Maine Woodworking Expo 2016

Maine Woodworking Expo 2016  
Event Date Saturday August 27th 10am - 6pm 
Sunday August 28th 10am - 4pm. 
Fort Andross Building 
14 Maine St. Brunswick, Maine 04011

Sponsored by the Guild of Maine Woodworkers and the Kennebec Valley Woodworkers Association, the Maine Woodworking Expo will showcase exceptional quality furniture and wood accessories by some of the finest Maine craftsmen and women. Meet the creators and see their work.

Craft will include desks, nightstands, beds, credenzas, shaker boxes, chairs, dressers, lamps, cabinetry, period reproductions, fine art, wood turnings, jewelry boxes and baskets. Commissions are welcome. Get something unique that will be a timeless heirloom. Invest in the beauty of wood!

For more information call 547-3054 or email fesouthard@fairpoint.net

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center Residency

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, residency with stipend, NE
Deadline 09-01-16

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers from fifty to sixty juried residencies per year to visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary  artists from across the country and around the world. The Center accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks. Each resident is provided with comfortable accommodations, ample studio space, and a weekly $100 stipend for the duration of their stay.

All residents are selected by a discipline-specific panel of professionals with decisions based on the quality of the proposal and the support materials submitted. Nebraska artists and those transitioning from graduate school receive special consideration.

A non-refundable application fee of $35 applies.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Maine Craft Weekend Sign Up

Get included in Maine Craft Weekend 
Deadline 09-16-2016

 Submit your 2016 Maine Craft Weekend  event.  Maine Craft Weekend staff will contact you if more information or payment  is required. Late listings accepted, but $15 late fee applies. Listings submitted after Sept 30th may not be processed and added to the site in time for the weekend.

Full listing free for members of MCA, Maine Made or Maine Brewer’s Guild.  Basic listing free for everyone (map NOT included). Full listing (includes map)$10 for participants not affiliated with one of these groups.

The following types of participants qualify to participate in MCW. We encourage special MCW activities, sales, demos, etc. but, by simply being a craft-related site or event we welcome you to get on the map!

– Individual Craft Studios

– Craft Breweries and Distilleries

– Craft Galleries

– Craft Shows / Events that include craft shows or demos

– Non Profit Craft Organizations, Schools or Programs

The following types of organizations and venues may request to participate in MCW if there is a plan to offer a special MCW weekend-related activity, sale, demo or event at the site October 1 & 2 that will be promoted to the general public in more places than the the MCW site listing. If you do not see your organization/venue type listed below, please contact us to discuss other options!

– Specialty food producers

– Wineries

– Farms

– Retail locations


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Engine, Inc. Education Job

Engine, Inc. seeks an Education/Programming Coordinator (PT)
Deadline 08-31-2016

Engine’s Education/Programming Coordinator strategizes, develops and delivers innovative programs that provide youth support in S.T.E.A.M., reaches out to underserved audiences, increases awareness, excitement and interest in learners of all ages and advances Engine’s commitment to rigor, creativity, and entrepreneurship. Engine creates collaborative pathways between other educational institutions, the homeschool and alternative education community, and non-profits that serve youth. The Education/Programming Coordinator seeks to develop initiatives to create a continuum of sustainable programs that integrate best practices, develops local and national partnerships, and leverages opportunities to pursue funding.

 Oversee the implementation and growth of the S.T.E.A.M. youth education program, including both the Compass Project and the makerspace, Maine Fablab. The Youth Program Director will be responsible for developing and delivering innovative maker programming, and sourcing/supervising/training any teaching artists or makers.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Engine staff and outside partners to create maker related programming and develop Engine’s programs as a resource for out-of-school S.T.E.A.M. learning.
  • Coordinate all aspects of workshops in Engine’s Youth Education Programs including development, implementation and training staff and out of school time programs.
  • Supervise, train and schedule teaching artists/makers to assist in the facilitation of programs.
  • Assist in maintaining budgets, reports, and statistics that correspond to Engine’s programs and attend meetings and conferences to increase public awareness of Engine’s programs.
  • Research, develop and prototype innovative maker activities and maintain all program materials, tools and equipment including hardware and software.
  • Staff Engine’s gallery and makerspace as needed.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.


  •  Education: BA/M. Ed/MAT or equivalent degree in appropriate field. Candidates without a degree but with extensive relevant field experience will be considered.
  • Experience: A minimum of 2 years experience working in a formal or informal educational setting in a managerial role.
  •  Required: Computer aptitude both Mac and PC platforms. Knowledge of Google Drive file management.


  • Understanding and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Engine.
  • Experience with project-based learning and curriculum development.
  • Passion and knowledge about the maker culture, fablabs, and use of technologies to support creative, engaged learning. Experience developing innovative and novel content for informal settings.
  • An experienced practitioner and mentor in the making processes.
  • Ability to get ideas accepted and to guide a group or individual to accomplish the task.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with teams with the ability to harness team creativity and translate into effective programming.
  • An effective collaborator, coordinator, team builder, and mentor and who is skilled at leveraging the talents of others and solving problems.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications and capacity to use social media.


  • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • A makerspace, FabLab, science center or children’s museum background is a plus.
  • Experience with curriculum development and Maine’s public school system is preferred.
  • Comfortable with a hands on approach, particularly an ability to improvise with audiences of varied ages, the use of hand tools, electronics, computer software, hardware and various other technologies
  • Interest/abilities in physical computing, open source hardware and software, video and audio production, and desktop fabrication.

Compensation: Commensurate with education, skills, and experience. Approximately a 20 hour a week position to start with potential for full-time employment as program grows and funding allows.

Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter with salary range/requirements via email to director@feedtheengine.org. No calls please. Please include job title in subject line.


Friday, August 19, 2016

NEFA New England Dance Fund

New England Foundation for the Arts New England Dance Fund, Grants 
Deadline Late September (TBD)

Through the New England Dance Fund, NEFA will award small, catalytic grants of $500 to $1,000 directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance

The New England Dance Fund gives priority to timely opportunities with the goal of supporting a diverse group of artists from a range of cultures, disciplines, aesthetics, and career stages throughout all six New England states.

Eligible opportunities may include, but are not limited to: residencies; research trips; conferences; workshops or other trainings that build creative or administrative skills; tour planning; publication expenses; documentation; video shoots; artist fees needed to prepare the work for a pivotal  presentation opportunity; hiring a consultant; mentorship.

The New England Dance Fund does not support ongoing operations or activity, students, or youth.

New England Dance Fund grants may be paid directly to individuals, 501c3 organizations, or to fiscal sponsors.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bangor Library Job

Bangor Public Library seeks Director of Development and Marketing (FT)
Deadline 08-19-2016

The Bangor Public Library seeks an experienced fundraising and marketing professional, who will be responsible for managing the annual fund and other development activities as part of the organization’s advancement program and for leading a team of staff and volunteers to develop and implement a comprehensive public relations/marketing plan.  Compensation based on experience.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and references to the Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St, Bangor, ME 04401 or thustus@bpl.lib.me.us


317 Main Community Music Center Job

317 Main Community Music Center Job seeks a Program Director for Early Childhood Music Education (PT)
Deadline 08-26-2016

317 Main Community Music Center located in Yarmouth, Maine is anxious to hire a part-time Program Director to continue to help further develop and lead the implementation of our Little Roots early childhood music education program.  The Program Director will have several primary functional responsibilities, including:

  • Further developing a core curriculum that is relevant, compelling and consistent with 317 Main's approach to music education which emphasizes acoustic music, attracts and retains children ranging in age from 3 to 5 years old, and maintains the fun, welcoming, and inclusive environment inherent in the organization.
  • Hire, train, mentor, and evaluate teaching artists who join the Little Roots teaching staff.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Director of Music Education to develop a business plan and annual Operations Plan for the Little Roots program which addresses budget, marketing and communications, and prospective collaboration opportunities.
  • Communicate and interact with the 317 Main community as both Little Roots teacher and Program Director.

Qualified applicants must:

  • Have passion, dedication, and experience in the field of early childhood music education (certificates in Orff, Kodaly, or equivalent is a plus).
  • Be personally engaging, friendly, and be comfortable working in a fast-paced community-oriented setting.
  • Posses strong administrative and leadership skills including program development experience.
  • Have experience playing a musical instrument.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to john@317main.org


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

CAA Call for Conference Participation

College Art Association call for Presentations/ Poster Sessions for the 2017 Annual Conference (NY)
Deadline 08-30-2016
Event date February 15–18, 2017

The 2017 Call for Participation for CAA’s 105th Annual Conference, taking place in New York, describes many of next year’s programs sessions. The chairs of these sessions invite your participation: please follow the instructions in the booklet to submit a proposal for a paper or presentation. This publication also includes a call for Poster Session proposals.

Listing 127 panels, the 2017 Call for Participation is only available as a PDF download; CAA will not mail hard copies of this thirty-seven-page document.

The deadline for proposals of papers and presentations for the New York conference is Tuesday, August 30, 2016. The deadline for Poster Sessions proposals is Thursday, September 15, 2016.

In addition to dozens of wide-ranging panels on art history, studio art, contemporary issues, and professional and educational practices, CAA conference attendees can expect participation from many area schools, museums, galleries, and other institutions. The Hilton New York Midtown is the conference headquarters, holding most sessions, Career Services, the Book and Trade Fair, ARTspace, special events, and more.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Yelp Gives Local, Contest

Yelp Foundation Issues Call for Nominations for Local Grant Competition
Deadline 08-31-2016 

The Yelp Foundation has issued a Call for Nominations for its Yelp Foundation Gives Local contest.

Through the contest, the public  votes for nonprofit organizations that support the foundation’s mission of addressing the needs of local communities, including access to information, education, local economic development, and freedom of expression.

In order to participate, organizations must nominate themselves. Based on submissions, the foundation will choose three organizations in each of Yelp's U.S. markets to advance to the voting portion of the contest.

The organization with the most votes will receive a $5,000 grant. The second- and third-place winners will receive grants of $3,000 and $2,000, respectively. In the event of a tie, the grants will be combined and the tying organizations will split the total amount evenly.


Monday, August 15, 2016

USArtists Grant Program

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, USArtists International Grant Program 
Deadline 09-07-2016

Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the USArtists International program  (USAI) supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe.

USAI  works to promote the vibrant diversity of American artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange, and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S.-based artists.

To that end, grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and/or for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the U.S.

Applicants must be a professional dance, music, or theater ensemble or solo artist (including practitioners of folk and traditional forms) or be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or have a U.S.-based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit 501(c)(3) status. If an ensemble,  a majority of the applicant’s members must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. (whether a U.S.-based ensemble or a collaborative project with artists in the host country);  if a solo performer, he/she must be invited to perform as a soloist without accompaniment and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

To be eligible, festivals must be sponsored or organized primarily by a non-U.S.-based organization; be international in scope, with representation from at least two countries outside the host country, or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least three U.S. ensembles and/or solo artists; reach a wide audience and be open and marketed to the general public; provide some support in the form of cash remuneration or paid or in-kind contributions toward eligible project expenses; and provide the applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract to perform at the festival.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Caplan Early Childhood Grant

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Invites Letters of Intent
Deadline 09-30-2016 

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports innovative, creative projects and programs with the potential to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age.

The foundation provides funding in the areas of early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education.

1) Early Childhood Welfare: Children can only reach their full potential when all aspects of their development — intellectual, emotional and physical —are optimally supported. Providing a safe and nurturing environment for infants and preschoolers is essential, as is imparting to them the skills of social living in a culturally diverse world. To that end, the foundation supports programs that research best child-rearing practices and identify models that  provide creative, caring environments that ensure all children thrive.

2) Early Childhood Education and Play: Research shows that children need to be stimulated as well as nurtured early in life if they are to succeed in school, work, and life. That preparation relates to every aspect of a child’s development, from birth to age five, and everywhere a child learns -- at home, in childcare settings, and in preschool. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of both early childhood teaching and learning through the development of innovative curricula and research based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments.

3) Parenting Education: To help parents create nurturing environments for their children, the foundation supports programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child-rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care and diet, and programs that provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Public Art Opportunity: The Discovery Center PA

City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program call 
Deadline 08-24-2016

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, announce a public art competition to commission three site-specific entry-gates for The Discovery Center, a new environmental education center to-be-located in the Strawberry Mansion district of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. This commission is in collaboration with the East Park Leadership and Conservation Center, and is part of a $8.2 million new construction project.

 A budget of $80,000 has been allocated for this Percent for Art commission. This sum is inclusive of all artist(s) fees, insurance, fabrication, installation, travel, and all other project related expenses. Artists are allowed to apply in teams. Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.


Friday, August 12, 2016

Lewis Center Fellowship

Lewis Center for the Arts Accepting Applications for Princeton Arts Fellowships (NJ)
Deadline 09-19-2016 

The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University is accepting applications for its Princeton Arts Fellowships.

Funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, fellowships will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early-career poets, novelists, choreographers, playwrights, designers, performers, directors, filmmakers, composers, and performance artists who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community.

Fellows will spend two consecutive academic years (September 1-July 1) at Princeton, and formal teaching is expected. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course a semester, but fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class such as directing a play or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, the expectation is that fellows will be full and active members of the Princeton community committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.

An $80,000-a-year stipend is provided through the program. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree.

All applicants must submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a personal statement of 500-750 words about how they would hope to use the two years of the fellowship at this moment in their career, and contact information for three references. In addition, work samples are requested to be submitted online (i.e., writing sample, images of completed work, video links to performances, etc.)

Holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton are not eligible.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Graham Foundation Grants

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Invites Applications
Deadline 09-15-2016 

Founded in 1956, the Chicago-based Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts provides project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs aimed at fostering the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

To that end, the foundation is inviting grant applications from individuals for projects related to architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth at a crucial or potentially transformative stage in their careers; support their efforts to take positions, develop new forms of expression, and engage debate; and help them communicate their work in the public realm and reach new and wider audiences. The foundation is most interested in opportunities that enable it to provide critical support at key points in the development of a project or an individual’s career.

The Graham Foundation offers two types of grants to individuals: Production and Presentation Grants and Research and Development Grants.

1) Production and Presentation Grants: Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to assist individuals with the production-related expenses necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. Such projects include but are not limited to publications, exhibitions, installations, films, and new media projects.

2) Research and Development Grants: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to assist individuals with seed money for research-related expenses such as travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other development costs. A recipient of a Research and Development Grant is eligible to apply for a Production and Presentation Grant for the same project once the first grant has been satisfied; however, future funding is not guaranteed.

To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Under some circumstances the foundation will make grants to other entities when there is clear evidence that the public interest will be served -- for example, in the case of a publisher or an emerging organization that does not yet have tax-exempt status.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Rural Creative Placemaking Summit

University of Iowa, Rural Creative Placemaking Summit
Deadline (earlybird 08-31-2016)
Event date, October 12-14th, 2016

Registration is now open for the Rural Creative Placemaking Summit. The Summit seeks to enhance cross-sector collaboration, elevate intercultural perspectives within the field, and build policy presence for deeper consideration of rural creative placemaking. Together, we will consider the practice of rural creative placemaking – as a field, a strategy for economic development, and an opportunity to help sustain the culture and community of our rural places.

The Summit will bring people together across geographies to build strong relationships, share their work, and promote collaboration. We prioritize knowledge exchange, innovative ideas, and best practices – and we hope that new collaborations and friendships are forged through our time together.
Rural America includes a richly varied range of cultures, landscapes, economies, and experiences. We also achieve a broad portfolio of work. The Rural Creative Placemaking Summit will showcase this diversity of rural genius.

$150 Earlybird Registration available until August 31.

To register now: https://form.jotform.com/61895753017160
To learn more about the Summit: https://ruralgeneration.org/national-summit/


Waterfall Arts Job

Waterfall Arts in Belfast seeks an Office Manager (PT)
Deadline 08-30-2016

Waterfall Arts, a busy midcoast community art center, is looking for a highly organized, team spirited, detail oriented, enthusiastic self-starter who can keep up with a fast paced office environment. We require a strong team player who will work collaboratively within our small office environment and is often the first point of contact with the public.

The office manager is in charge of generating and maintaining all office protocols and organization. Duties include managing volunteer and internship programs, short and long-term studio rentals, data-base management and statistics, general correspondence, and the studio subscription program. The office manager is also in charge of coordinating materials and logistical support for meetings, events, exhibitions, and classes in addition to general office duties such as report generation, filing, answering phones, and overseeing equipment and IT maintenance. The office manager will also represent and promote the organization through its website and other social media sites.

Excellent communication and organizational skills required. Excellent computer and customer service skills a must. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, database systems, web information dissemination, project management software, Google docs, filing and record keeping systems. Must have a minimum of 2 years of office management experience. Some college preferred. Interest in the arts a plus!

This position is 30 hrs/week, Tuesday – Friday. Some evening and weekend work required. Salary commensurate with experience; $13-$15/hour to start.

If interested, please email your letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to:

Waterfall Arts
265 High St.
Belfast, Maine 04195


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

National Arts Marketing Conference (TX)

2016 National Arts Marketing Project Conference
Deadline (earlybird) 08-26-2016
Event November 11–14 2016

The 2016 National Arts Marketing Project Conference will be in Austin Texas. Come to to get a better understanding of where change is heading and gain tools, strategies, and resources to adapt to and succeed in the future. Join 600 of your colleagues and 100+ field experts to discuss the topics you live and breathe every day as an arts marketer.
content and storytelling
digital marketing
data and analytics
 social media
audience & community
creative revenue streams


Monday, August 8, 2016

Telling Room Job

The Telling Room seeks an Executive Director
Deadline 08-15-2016

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

The Telling Room Executive Director (ED) must have a deep belief in our mission and a highly-developed ability to communicate the organization’s vision to any audience. This individual guides and inspires a dedicated staff of 10 employees, as well as the Board of Directors and numerous volunteer instructors and mentors. The ED leads the entire Telling Room community in generating, implementing, and evaluating innovative programs and is responsible for guiding all revenue development efforts, ensuring our sustainability and ability to offer free programs to students. The ED is a strong writer, is able to work independently to meet tight deadlines, solves problems and multi-tasks with ease.  This person is comfortable working with children, enjoys the role of mentor and teacher and recognizes the positive impact that strong adult role models can have on young people.  They are a long-term strategist who also understands that members of a small nonprofit staff, at all levels, must be ready to dive in at any moment to get the job done.  The ED is kind, collaborative, thoughtful, and engaged with the work of the Telling Room.

Principal job responsibilities include:

  • Revenue Development and Communications
  • Working in partnership with the Board of Directors and Development Manager, the ED establishes fundraising goals and strategies, setting a clear and attainable vision and plan for growing the financial strength of the TR over the long term.  The ED oversees all fundraising initiatives at the TR and must be highly-skilled in all aspects of donor outreach, cultivation, solicitation and management.
  • This person is the inward and external face of the organization and will collaborate with and build relationships with writers and artists, non-profit organizations, community partners, schools, foundations, and corporations.
  • Planning and Program Development
  • The ED is responsible for inspiriting and guiding a long-term vision and plan for the TR.  Working with a consultant, our staff and Board of Directors, the ED will oversee the creation of a long-term strategic plan and the resulting implementation of the that vision and strategy. 
  • Finance, Administration & Supervision
  • The ED is the chief financial officer for the organization, developing and closely monitoring the organizational budget in collaboration with the Board of Directors and Finance Committee.  The ED oversees all human resources policies, and must be enthusiastic at leading a team of staff and volunteers.  Most of all, this person should be passionate about empowering our staff, recognizing their strong skillsets and facilitating professional development internally and through external opportunities. 


●      Bachelor’s degree/master’s degree in the arts, education or related field, preferred.

●      Experience working with children as a teacher, mentor or counselor preferred.

●      Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in leading programs and teams at a nonprofit organization.

●      Excellent verbal and written communications skills

●      The ability to create and/or enhance existing networks in schools, arts/educational non-profits, and community non-profits.

●      An ability to think and act both strategically and tactically.

●      Sound judgment and comfort with making difficult decisions.

●      Strong organizational and project management skills.

●      Experience with, or comfort learning how to use a myriad of software systems and digital communications tools including, but not limited to QuickBooks, Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Survey Monkey, Google Drive, Google Docs, etc.

Salary Range: Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000, DOE. Full-time, Exempt, Generous Benefits Package.


Arts Education Workshop

Maine Arts Commission’s Maine Arts Leadership Initiative development workshop
Event Date 08- 10 to 12 -2016 

The Maine Arts Commission’s Maine Arts Leadership Initiative will offer a one-day summer professional development intensive specifically geared toward Maine teaching artists, and/or those artists who would like to expand their work to PK-12 teaching.

The event is set for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the University of Southern Maine. The intensive is part of MALI’s summer institute for PK-12 arts teachers that continues Aug. 11-12.

The day-long session will focus in depth on the role of the teaching artist in the K-12 classroom, and the relationship between the K-12 arts educator and the teaching artist, and will include structured networking with more than 50 PK-12 Visual and Performing Arts teachers from throughout Maine.

The day also will include ongoing opportunities for teaching artists to connect with and engage collaboratively with PK-12 visual and performing arts teachers from Maine schools—often the first step toward establishing a residency.

Registration includes morning coffee/tea, lunch and afternoon snacks. To register and review workshop offerings, visit goo.gl/forms/DwUebVc0Ys7aiBmH2

For more information visit mainearts.maine.gov 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Bemis Center Curator-in-Residence Program

Open Call for Bemis Center Curator-in-Residence Program
Deadline: 08-29-2016 

 The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications from national and international curators for its inaugural Curator-in-Residence Program. Starting in January 2017, the successful candidate will participate in a one-year fully subsidized live/work residency as part of the Bemis Center’s acclaimed Artist-in-Residence Program. S/he will originate and present three exhibitions and related public programs inclusive of local and national artists. The Curator-in-Residence will work alongside residency and curatorial staff, and actively contribute to the overall vision of the Bemis’s renowned exhibition program.

 For more information regarding benefits, eligibility and how to apply please visitwww.bemiscenter.org/residency

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Public Art Call, Dayton, Ohio

Public Art for Cooper Park, Dayton, Ohio
Deadline 08-23-2016

Artists are invited to propose a public artwork to be placed in Cooper Park in the City of Dayton, Ohio. This privately funded, city-owned artwork is intended to communicate the value of public service. The call for entries and project implementation are managed by Build Art In, LLC. The selected potential site(s) for artwork will be located outdoors in a public urban park with mature trees, sidewalks and new play equipment. The centerpiece of the park is a bronze statue of William McKinley, erected in 1910. The new sculpture should be created in relationship to these other elements and must be durable and easily maintained, on a substantial, professionally poured foundation that extends at least 12 inches beyond any part of the sculpture. It cannot be sited directly under a tree or in a way that damages tree roots. If designed to be interactive/accessible, meeting ADA requirements may be required.


Friday, August 5, 2016

Performing The World Conference (NYC)

Performing The World Conference, New York City
Event Date September 23 - 25, 2016

Performing the World is an international gathering to explore & celebrate performance as a catalyst for human and community development and culture change, and thereby, to create a new and more humane world.


Engine, Inc. Job

Engine, Inc. in Biddeford seeks an Engagement and Development Coordinator (PT)
Deadline 08-31-2016


Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will spearhead development efforts as Engine continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function.


  • Develop and execute Engine’s annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Create and manage the implementation of a fundraising, donor, and member tracking program and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Overseeing organization of special events
  • Work with capital campaign advisor and Engine’s development committee
  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising

Founded in 2010, Engine is a not-for-profit arts organization with a mission, “To foster and integrate the arts and design, education, and sustainable creative entrepreneurialism as an explicit community value and civic priority in Biddeford.”

Engine does this by operating a contemporary art gallery, retail venue, a makerspace, and a digital fabrication facility, the Maine FabLab. Our programs include summer and afterschool arts and design activieis, and operating the Compass Project, a boatbuilding program for youth. Engine is the only art and design focused organization in Biddeford, and southern Maine, that is focusing on the A/D in S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts/design, math) in supporting youth in developing skills and discovering career paths in the visual arts and applied arts fields, such as illustration, graphic design, animation, programming, 3D design, digital fabrication, woodworking, boatbuilding, and precision machining. Engine exhibits work of emerging and mid-career artists, providing opportunities for professional development of artists as well. Engine programs music, film, and community events. Engine’s Marble Block, a 20,000 square foot historic building donated to the organization in 2011, will eventually house our makerspace and gallery, along with a 150-seat performance hall.

Since our founding in 2010, Engine has earned a statewide reputation as an alternative art space and leader in the makerspace/digital fabrication arena with the Maine FabLab. Engine is provider of teaching artist professional development, makerspace resources, project-based activities, and out-of-school programming.


  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • 5-plus years experience in development
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Compensation: Commensurate with education, skills, and experience. Approximately a 20 hour a week position to start with potential for full-time employment as program grows and funding allows.
  • Application Deadline: August 31, 2016
  • Targeted Start Date: October 1, 2016
  • Engine, Inc. supports diversity in the workplace. Engine, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and supports a drug free workplace.

Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter with salary range/requirements via email to director@feedtheengine.org. Please include job title in subject line. No calls please.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

NEFA Creative City Grant

The New England Foundation for the Arts is accepting applications to its Creative City grants program
Deadline 09-12-2016

The program is designed to enable artists in all disciplines to create projects in the City of Boston that integrate public participation into artistic process and/or presentation.

To be eligible projects, must be sited in Boston and have a lead applicant who is either an individual artist; an artist on behalf of a clearly articulated artistic collaboration; or an unincorporated collective/company with strong artist leadership. Culturally specific, immigrant, traditional cultural practitioner groups that typically work under the auspices of a parent organization are eligible to apply through the parent organization as long as the project features a strong artist lead applicant.

Lead artists of any artistic discipline are encouraged to apply but must live within Route 495 in Massachusetts. Preference is given to lead applicants residing in Boston.

Previous grant amounts have ranged between $3,000 to $10,000.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Western Arts Alliance Conference

Western Arts Alliance Conference
Event  August 29 - September 1, 2016
J.W. Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Western Arts Alliance convenes presenters, artists, and agents around the shared goal of programming live performances. The conference features 175 exhibits, 150+ performances, networking, speakers, classes and workshops. WAA's Commons combines exhibit, meeting, and hospitality activities in one compact space.

From established artists to emerging talent, access artists in every discipline to fit your programming needs and budget. Expand your artistic programming expertise and technical knowledge through our Professional Development courses, in-conference workshops, roundtables, and conversations with peers. Between WAA's Independent and Juried Showcase programs, WAA offers more than 170 performances from a range of disciplines and esthetics.

Artists, Managers, and Agents
Share your or your artists' work with more than 200 presenting organizations based in the West. Introduce a project to a room full of Presenters during our fast-moving Speed Leads, or enjoy great social and professional networking over local cuisine on a Dine-Around. Broaden your range of practical skills to help plan and achieve effective tours during our Professional Development Institute. Performing artists will find opportunities for stimulating discussions about art and ideas with other artists, agents, and presenters.


J.M. Kaplan Publishers Grant

J.M. Kaplan Fund Offers Furthermore Grants to Nonprofit Publishers
Deadline 09-01-2016 

Through its Furthermore program, the J.M. Kaplan Fund supports nonfiction book publishing about the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues.

The program seeks work that appeals to an informed general audience; demonstrates evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production; promises a reasonable shelf life; might not otherwise achieve top quality or even come into being; and "represents a contribution without which we would be the poorer."

Individual grants range from $1,500 to approximately $15,000 and may be used to support writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and/or printing and binding.

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization. Trade publishers and public agencies may apply for grants in partnership with an eligible nonprofit sponsor.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Guggenheim Artists and Scholars Fellowship

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Accepting Fellowship Applications From Artists and Scholars
Deadline 09-18-2016 

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields — including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts — except the performing arts. To that end, the foundation awards approximately two hundred fellowships a year.

The fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge or artistic creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.

Fellowships provide grants to selected individuals over a period ranging between six and twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to help provide fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary.

Support is only available to individuals. Fellowships are not available for the creation of residencies, curriculum development, or any type of educational program, nor are they available to support the development of websites or blogs.

The foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors.

Grant amounts vary, and the foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

See the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website for complete program guidelines and applications instructions.


Monday, August 1, 2016

Quimby Foundation Grants

Quimby Foundation grants for arts, environment, and healthy living
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.

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

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

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)


Levitt Music Program Webinar

Levitt Foundation Issues CFA for Outdoor Music Concert Program
Webinar 08-03-2016
Deadline 10-10-2016 

The foundation will host an informational webinar on August 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (P.T.).

The Levitt AMP Music Series was created in 2014 by the Levitt Foundation, a pioneer in the creative placemaking movement. Levitt AMP brings the joy of free, live music to people of all ages and backgrounds living in small to mid-sized towns and cities, transforming neglected public spaces into thriving community destinations.
To that end, the foundation has issued a Call for Applications for its Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards program.

Grants of up to $25,000 in matching funding will be awarded to a minimum of ten U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or municipalities partnering with a nonprofit, to present the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series, a minimum of ten free outdoor concerts presented over ten consecutive weeks between May 1 and November 15.

To be eligible, all proposed Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series must take place within the United States, in small to midsized towns and cities with populations of up to 400,000 people, or within a metro area with a population of no more than one million. For towns or cities located within a metro area with a population that exceeds one million, the town or city must be at least twenty-five miles from the anchor city of the metro area.

In addition, applicants must display a successful track record of presenting professional quality concerts or community events, or apply with a partner organization or individual that has done so. Applicants must also demonstrate dollar-for-dollar matching funds from other sources such as foundations, municipalities, 501(c)(3) nonprofits, businesses, etc.