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Monday, October 31, 2016

Asian Cultural Council Grant

The Asian Cultural Council's application form for organizations is now open 
Deadline 12-01-2016 

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

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

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

http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/apply-now/organization-guidelines

Women’s Studio Workshop Residency

Women’s Studio Workshop invites applications for Art-in-Education Artist's Book Residency
Deadline 11-15-2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit the WSW website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
http://www.wsworkshop.org/residencies/art-in-ed-artists-book-residency-grant/

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Kurt Weill Foundation Grant

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music for the presentation and study of Kurt Weill's compositions
Deadline 11-01-2016

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

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

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

http://www.kwf.org/

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Surdna Foundation Grants

Surdna Foundation Grants for Thriving Culture
Deadline open (LOI)

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

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

For more information go to:
www.surdna.org

Friday, October 28, 2016

Vans Custom Culture Grant

Vans Custom Culture Grant to schools
Deadline 11-02-2016

Eight schools will receive grants of $2,500 each in support of their music, visual arts, theater, and/or dance programs, and is supported by funds from sales of the winning shoe design in the Vans Custom Culture Art Competition. All public high schools (including charter schools) are eligible to apply during the application period.

http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/promotion-and-recognition/strategic-partners/cause-marketing-partners/partnership-with-vans/vans-custom-culture-grants

Lower P2 Visa Costs: Petition

Scrap the "P2 Visa" for Canadian musicians trying to tour the United States
Deadline open until filled

The P2 Visa is a major obstacle for touring Canadian artists looking to share their talents in America. It limits markets in both countries and also discourages cultural exchange, this has a particular impact on the Maine cultural landscape. This petition, asks the American government to do away with the high costs currently required for the P2 visa.

Please take a moment to read the petition and sign.

https://www.change.org/p/scrap-the-p2-visa-for-canadian-musicians-trying-to-tour-the-united-states

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tribeca All Access Program

Filmmakers From Underrepresented Communities Invited to  Tribeca All Access Program
Deadline 11-06-2016

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

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

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

Visit the TFI website for complete program information, an FAQ, and application instructions.
https://tribecafilminstitute.org/programs/detail/tribeca_all_access

Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award

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

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 to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its influence.

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs/?mode=award

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Arts And Humanities Grant

Maine Arts Commission Arts And Humanities Grant
Deadline 11-04-2016

The Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council collaborate to provide Arts & Humanities grants that assist organizations in Maine to investigate and present stories and cultural expressions of the state, its communities and its people.

Maximum award is $1,000. There is a 1:1 required in-kind or cash match for this grant. Project may start no sooner than eight weeks after the deadline.

https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Grants/Arts-And-Humanities

Disney Dreamers Academy Call

10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy, Call to high school students 
Deadline 10-31-2016

High school students can apply for an engaging and unique mentoring program related to a variety of career paths, ranging from animation to zoology. Each participant learns important skills such as communication techniques, leadership values and networking strategies from Disney experts and world-renowned entrepreneurs and executives.

https://www.disneydreamersacademy.com/be-a-dreamer/apply/?CMP=ILC-DPFY15Q4DDA20160002&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Diverse Art Spaces Grant

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Diverse Arts Spaces Grant Program
Deadline 11-03-2016

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Diverse Arts Spaces Grant Program is a funding initiative for the presentation or commissioning of work by Latino artists or ensembles working in visual arts, dance, music, performance art or theater. In order to facilitate these partnerships, NALAC will work with organizations that are part of the Ford Foundation Diverse Arts Spaces initiative program to identify and reach out to Latino artists and ensembles. In its first two years, the NALAC DAS grant program awarded $95,000 to twenty-six partnerships.

GRANT AWARD AMOUNT
Diverse Arts Spaces Grant $5,000 - $10,000

PRIORITIES
The goals of the Diverse Arts Spaces Grant are to:
•Deepen the relationships between Latino artists and organizations that are part of the Ford Foundation Diverse Arts Spaces initiative
•Create cultural equity through an investment in artistic production- visual, performance-based, traditional, and contemporary
•Develop opportunities for the presentation of diverse work

http://www.nalac.org/programs/nalac-grants/diverse-art-spaces-das

Poetry Out Loud Call

Maine Arts Commission Call to schools for Poetry Out Loud students 
Deadline 11-07-2016

Poetry Out Loud is now accepting  registration for  Maine high schools to participate in Poetry Out Loud 2016-2017, a national competition organized by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation and administered by the Maine Arts Commission.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeipmSsy0bvrywvjsl59Bbd1ZHETasIikIsAPgOKsAb_fFdWA/viewform

http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/POL-Home


Monday, October 24, 2016

Preservation Technology Grants

The Preservation Technology and Training (PTT) Grants for innovative research that develops new technologies to preserve cultural resources
Deadline 11-03-2016

The Preservation Technology and Training (PTT) Grants program provides funding for innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Grant recipients undertake innovative research and produce technical reports which respond to national needs in the field of historic preservation.

The competitive grants program will provide funding to federal agencies, states, tribes, local governments, and non-profit organizations. PTT Grants will support the following activities:
•Innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources (typically $25,000 to $40,000)
•Specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs (typically $15,000 to $25,000)
•How-to videos, mobile applications, podcasts, best practices publications, or webinars that disseminate practical preservation methods or provide better tools for preservation practice (typically $5,000 to $15,000)

The maximum grant award is $40,000. The actual grant award amount is dependent on the scope of the proposed activity.

NCPTT funds projects within several overlapping disciplinary areas.  These include:
•Archeology
•Architecture
•Collections Management
•Engineering
•Historic Landscapes
•Materials Conservation

Focus
In order to focus research efforts, NCPTT requests innovative proposals that advance the application of science and technology to historic preservation in the following areas:
•Climate Change Impacts
•Disaster Planning and Response
•Modeling and Managing Big Data
•Innovative Techniques for Documentation
•Protective Coatings and Treatments

Eligibility
The following organizations are eligible to submit proposals:
•U.S. universities and colleges,
• U.S. non-profit organizations: museums, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. that are directly associated with educational or research activity, and
• government agencies in the U.S.: National Park Service and other federal, state, territorial and local government agencies, as well as Hawaiian Natives, Native American and Alaska Native tribes and their Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

Other organizations can participate only as contractors to eligible U.S. partners. Grants funds support only portions of projects that are undertaken or managed directly by U.S. partners and expended in the U.S. and its territories.

Review Criteria
Reviewers evaluate each project proposal by the following criteria. The successful application should
1.Address, use or adapt innovative preservation technology
2.Describe the project’s significance and national impact
3.Explain methodology
4.Insure work plan is feasible and can be completed in one year
5.Disseminate project results
6.Assemble an experienced team to complete the activity
7.Propose a budget that is reasonable and customary for the expected outcomes

Applicants are encouraged to contact NCPTT to discuss their ideas prior to submitting a proposal. NCPTT staff will provide feedback on the degree of fit between the proposed idea and the mission of the grants program, along with suggestions for improving competitiveness. Please contact the expert below that most closely relates to the subject matter of your grant idea.

Archeology & Collections, contact Tad Britt, tad_britt@nps.gov

Architecture & Engineering, contact Andy Ferrell, andrew_ferrell@nps.gov

Historic Landscapes, contact Debbie Smith, debbie_smith@nps.gov

Materials Conservation, contact Dr. Mary F. Striegel, mary_striegel@nps.gov

You may also call (318) 356-7444 and an operator will connect you with the appropriate party.

https://www.ncptt.nps.gov/grants/2017-preservation-technology-and-training-grants/

Presenter Consortium for Jazz Funds

Chamber Music America; Presenter Consortium for Jazz
Deadline 10-30-2016

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

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

New this year: Applications must be submitted online

http://www.chamber-music.org/programs/jazz/grants#l35373

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Terra Publication Grant

Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant, administered by College Art Association
Deadline 11-15-2016 (LOI)

Applications for publication grants will be considered only for book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a nonprofit or commercial publisher. The Terra Foundation defines “American art” as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States. This definition applies to non-US publisher grants and translation grants. Manuscripts from US publishers must be on a topic in American art that presents American art in an international context.

Applications are judged in relation to the following: Manuscript excellence and adherence to guidelines is of utmost importance; support of the field and effective dissemination of scholarly works on American art are also primary considerations in making awards. Additionally, applications to the US book grant will be judged in relation to the project’s international dimension.

Before submitting a complete application on November 9, 2015, applicants to all three grants are required to submit a letter of intent (LOI) by September 21, 2015. After reviewing the LOI, CAA will contact the applicant with an invitation to submit a formal application if the project is deemed eligible for an award.

Eligible Applicants
Eligibility is limited to book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a nonprofit or commercial publisher. In particular circumstances involving non-US publishers, projects being considered for publication may also apply.

Reader’s Reports
Reader’s reports should be anonymous to the author but dated for the benefit of the jury (to be kept confidential), and they should not be more than three years old. The reports must be substantive, analytical evaluations of the complete manuscript. The author’s response to the reports should be included with the application so that the current state of the manuscript is made clear. If non-US applicants are unable to provide substantive, analytical evaluations of the complete manuscript from neutral parties, applicants can instead ask other parties to complete a confidential manuscript report, which states clearly the reviewer's relationship to the author. CAA will provide this form to applicants following notification of a successful letter of intent.

http://www.collegeart.org/terrafoundation/guidelines

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bruner Foundation Urban Award

Bruner Foundation Accepting Submissions for Award for Urban Excellence
Deadline 12-08-2016 

A program of the Bruner Foundation, the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence is a national design prize that recognizes transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contribution to America's cities. Founded in 1986 by architect Simeon Bruner, the award seeks to promote innovative thinking about the built environment and to advance conversations about how cities can be made better by celebrating and sharing the stories of creative and inspiring urban development projects.

One gold medal and four silver medals are awarded every two years, with the gold medalist receiving a $50,000 cash prize and silver medalists receiving $10,000 each. To be eligible, projects must be urban, built (not just a plan or a program), have been in operation long enough to demonstrate impact, and located within the continental United States.

The award is intended to be a point of departure for the exploration of urban excellence and the role of design in cities, as well as a resource for anyone interested in learning about urban development, and is distinguished by its extensive application and selection process and the detailed documentation of the winners.

http://www.rudybruneraward.org/

Friday, October 21, 2016

Kindling Fund Grant

SPACE Gallery to award Kindling Fund support to public art projects in Maine
Deadline 10-22-2016

SPACE Gallery created The Kindling Fund to support 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 fund will grant Maine artists up to $5,000 to create innovative public projects.

The Fund seeks to support a variety of publicly accessible projects, with a strong interest in alternative space/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): public art projects, intervention or site specific installations, one time events or performances, the publication of writing directly related to the visual arts including printed matter and online publications, online projects, artist residencies, series of screenings, curatorial projects that focus on unconventional artistic practice, lecture or workshop series, multimedia, video and photo projects, or unconventional exhibitions.

Applications will be online at www.kindlingfund.org

Anthony Quinn Student Scholarship

Anthony Quinn Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts Scholarship Program
Deadline 01-042017 

The Anthony Quinn Foundation has announced the deadline for its Scholarship Program, an annual program that aims to perpetuate the legendary actor/artist's vision for an art-conscious society.

Through the program, the foundation supports high school students' extracurricular study of the visual arts and design, performing arts, media arts, and/or literary arts. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $2,500.

Scholarships may be used for a recognized pre-college, summer, or afterschool arts education program but may not be used for either secondary school or college tuition.

To be eligible, applicants must be a young adult in high school who demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication, and a strong commitment to personal artistic growth who will benefit from financial support.

https://anthonyquinnfoundation.fluidreview.com/

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Allure of The City Talk

UNE Center for Global Humanities, in partnership with the  Portland Society for Architecture and Creative Portland presents: The New Allure of the City
Event Date 10-25-2016

Alex Krieger, FAIA serves as Founding Principal of Chan Krieger NBBJ. He is a Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and awarded a presidential appointment to the US Fine Arts Commission where he has served since 2012 will deliver a talk about sustainable forms of settlement.

A reception in the auditorium will follow the lecture.

America is experiencing a city revival, long in coming for those concerned that our suburbanizing century had not produced the highest quality or most sustainable forms of settlement. Memories of mid-20th century urban decay have mostly faded. There is a partial return to the heart of the city from the places formerly seen as more hospitable to modern life. The city as spectacle is appealing to younger generations for whom suburban experience is commonplace and dull, and to older generations still active but desiring more diverse social and cultural contact then available across fences while mowing suburban lawns. A walk about town, an appreciation for something called “pedestrian urbanism” has gained favor, a welcome turn away from the reign of the car culture. The very attractions of city life are, however, bringing new stresses; population growth, congestion and rapidly rising costs of living, which if not dealt with wisely will diminish the long-term viability of this civic revival. The lecture will review both the causes and how best to manage America’s urban revival.

Portland High School Auditorium
284 Cumberland Avenue
Portland, ME 04101.

https://www.une.edu/calendar/2016/new-allure-city-and-some-unanticipated-consequences


CCX Workshop Leader Call

Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) call for workshop leaders is open 
Deadline 12-16-2016
Event Date June 8-9, 2017 | New London, CT

Promote your community and share your creative economy strategies by leading a workshop at the next Creative Communities Exchange (CCX). This fast-paced biennial event gathers New England leaders from various sectors for networking and practical workshops prepared by their peers. Submit your creative economy project to create the content for this unique peer-to-peer exchange.

CCX workshop leaders receive discounted registration for the event, and are eligible for NEFA's Creative Economy Award
Projects led by arts organizations, artists, planners, economic development, and municipal government are encouraged to apply (share with your non-arts networks!)

Workshops discuss the specific strategies and steps taken by creative economy initiatives. These initiatives leverage local creative assets and cross-sector partnerships for community revitalization and growth. They might include: downtown revitalization, artists and civic engagement, impact data collection, planning, zoning, space development, and generally fall under these themes:

LEADERSHIP & PARTNERSHIPS
Organizational leaders building capacity within their organizations and communities through strong partnerships with local stakeholders.
HEADING DOWNTOWN
Innovative events and projects that catalyze the creative community and draw visitors and life to the economic centers.
POLICY & PLANNING
Programs that use information and cultural plans to implement policy and zoning decisions that affect all citizens of their local community.
SECTOR CONNECTOR
Model projects that use technology, networking, and training to enhance the capacity of the creative sector's connections to other sectors.

CONTACT
Dee Schneidman
Program Director, Research and Creative Economy
617.951.0010 x530

http://www.nefa.org/events/creative-communities-exchange-1

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Puffin Foundation Social Justice Grant

Puffin Foundation Issues RFP for Organizations doing Social Justice Arts Projects
Deadline 12-16-2016 

Puffin Foundation West seeks to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artist-activists and arts organizations often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to race, gender, or social philosophy.

To advance this mission, the foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for art projects that seek to enrich and inform the public on important subjects such as the environment, social justice, civil rights, and other contemporary issues that other organizations might hesitate to fund. The foundation also gives special consideration to communities and school districts underserved by the arts. For the purposes of this RFP, the foundation will consider projects from individual artists and organizations working within the visual arts, dance, music, theater, photography, film/Video, writing, poetry, and public interest platforms.

Eligible applicants include individuals as well as nonprofit educational, cultural, and social justice organizations.

http://puffinwest.org/2016-grant-application/

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ransom Center Fellowships

Ransom Center Invites Applications for Research Fellowships
Deadline 11-15-2016

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin encourages discovery, inspires creativity, and advances understanding of the humanities for a broad and diverse audience through the preservation and sharing of its extraordinary collections. Those collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts.

The center is accepting applications for its Research Fellowship program. Approximately seventy fellowships will be awarded to projects that require substantial on-site use of the Ransom Center’s collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

One- to three-month fellowships are available for postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive work with the center's collections.

Travel stipends of up to $1,700 are available for postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require less than one month's work with the center's collections. Travel stipends may not be combined with other Ransom Center fellowships.

In addition, dissertation fellowships of $1,500 are available for graduate students whose doctoral dissertations require use of the center's collections.

Citizens of the United States and foreign nationals are eligible to apply. Previous recipients of Ransom Center fellowships are eligible to reapply after two full fellowship cycles have passed.

Applicants for one- to three-month fellowships and travel stipends must have a Ph.D. or be an independent scholar with a substantial record of achievement. If the Ph.D. is in progress at the time of application.

Applicants for dissertation fellowships must be doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research by the time of application.

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/application/

Monday, October 17, 2016

Terra Publication Grant

Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant, administered by College Art Association
Deadline 11-15-2016 (LOI)

Applications for publication grants will be considered only for book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a nonprofit or commercial publisher. The Terra Foundation defines “American art” as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States. This definition applies to non-US publisher grants and translation grants. Manuscripts from US publishers must be on a topic in American art that presents American art in an international context.

Applications are judged in relation to the following: Manuscript excellence and adherence to guidelines is of utmost importance; support of the field and effective dissemination of scholarly works on American art are also primary considerations in making awards. Additionally, applications to the US book grant will be judged in relation to the project’s international dimension.

Before submitting a complete application on November 9, 2015, applicants to all three grants are required to submit a letter of intent (LOI) by September 21, 2015. After reviewing the LOI, CAA will contact the applicant with an invitation to submit a formal application if the project is deemed eligible for an award.

Eligible Applicants
Eligibility is limited to book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a nonprofit or commercial publisher. In particular circumstances involving non-US publishers, projects being considered for publication may also apply.

Reader’s Reports
Reader’s reports should be anonymous to the author but dated for the benefit of the jury (to be kept confidential), and they should not be more than three years old. The reports must be substantive, analytical evaluations of the complete manuscript. The author’s response to the reports should be included with the application so that the current state of the manuscript is made clear. If non-US applicants are unable to provide substantive, analytical evaluations of the complete manuscript from neutral parties, applicants can instead ask other parties to complete a confidential manuscript report, which states clearly the reviewer's relationship to the author. CAA will provide this form to applicants following notification of a successful letter of intent.

http://www.collegeart.org/terrafoundation/guidelines

Frameline Fund

The Frameline Completion Fund provides grants to emerging and established filmmakers. 
Deadline: October 31, 2016

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

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

More information at
http://www.frameline.org/filmmaker-support/frameline-completion-fund

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Lobster Festival Poster Call

Maine Lobster Festival seeks 2017 festival poster design
Deadline 11-01-2016

The Maine Lobster Festival is looking for an artist to create the 2017 festival poster. Every year, thousands of these posters are hung all over Maine and beyond to promote the Festival … and to be sold as art keepsakes. The festival is looking for just the right creative talent to make 2017’s poster for the festival’s 70th anniversary. The winner will receive a $1,000 commission and must release the rights of the artwork to the Maine Lobster Festival.

A requirement for the poster is a large lobster, so it is helpful for the committee to see a sample lobster. The winning artist will be chosen by a committee. After the artist is chosen, he or she will have until March 15 to get the finished poster artwork to the committee.

Artists are asked to submit samples of their work to Jim Brickel at jbrickel@midcoast.com

The Maine Lobster Festival attracts thousands of people to Maine’s Midcoast region, and has a long tradition of giving back to the local community. For more information, visit mainelobsterfestival.com

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Crossover Touring Seeks Interns

Crossover Touring is  seeking applicants for our Winter/Spring 2017 internship for our Portland, ME location beginning in Jan 2017 and ending in April 2017.
Deadline open until filled 


Successful applicants for Crossover Touring internships should expect to gain valuable knowledge about the concert industry. From marketing, to tour management, to negotiating and booking shows, our interns get to take part in literally every aspect of the process. This is a general booking agency internship with the following main objectives for the student:

Learn to read and develop contracts, offers and artist riders.-
Gain a better understanding of the booking agent-artist relationship
Better understand the steps it takes to book a performance and all the requirements leading up to the day of show.
Learn about all the behind the scenes steps taken in order to execute a successful concert.
Learn and develop better understanding of social media and marketing platforms as they relate to a booking agency.

Qualifications:
Self-motivated, able to work autonomously with a team mentality
Reliable, extremely organized,
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Able to focus in a VERY fast-paced environment,
Proficient with MS Office especially EXCEL
Proficient with Google Apps, Gmail.
Must be able to work a minimum of at least 8 hours/week
Must have a strong passion for the music INDUSTRY
By the end of your internship experience, you will have a broad understanding of the challenges and duties of a Tour Manager / Day-to-Day manager as well as a Booking Agent. Past interns have gone on to work at Paradigm, AM Only, Higher Ground Presents, Burton Snowboard Marketing and several major US venues.
*All applicants must be current college students and preference is given to those receiving college credit as this position is unpaid. Majors: Business, Music, Marketing, Communications, Liberal Arts.

Please email a cover letter and a resume to pat.may@crossovertouring.com

Friday, October 14, 2016

ARTober at UMMA

ARTober at UMMA, Experiment Creation for all ages
Event Date October 15, 2016 (11 AM - 3 PM)

Explore your creative side! In celebration of ARTober, the classroom at the museum will be open for
people of ALL AGES to come in and create a work of art using any material we have on site. Experiemnt with sculpture, painting, collage, printing and more to create a fun, new project.
Experimentation Creation is FREE and open to the public.

40 HARLOW STREET, BANGOR, ME 04401 • 207.561.3360

https://umma.umaine.edu/

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Maine Acoustic Festival Auditions

Maine Acoustic Festival seeks middle and high school students to audition
Deadline 11-01-2016
Event date: Friday, March 31-Sunday, April 2, 2016

The Maine Acoustic Festival is a statewide student festival presented by 317 Main Community Music Center and North Yarmouth Academy. The festival is dedicated to honoring, sustaining and developing the unique roots music traditions that have enriched America.

  • November 1, 2016 - Audition Application and $25 fee due.
  • November 3, 2016 - Audition Schedules posted on website.
  • November 5, 2016 - Auditions, 317 Main, Yarmouth, 10am-3pm.
  •  Before December 1, 2016 - Audition results.
  • January 31, 2017 - All Festival Registration Forms, including Application, Participant Fee, Medical form, Release form and T-Shirt Order form are Due.
  • March 31, 2017 - Festival begins. Students must arrive no later than 4:30pm. Location NYA
  • April 2, 2017 - Student Showcase, 4pm. 

http://www.maineacousticfestival.com/index.html

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lighthouse Works Fellowships

Lighthouse Works, a nonprofit arts organization, is devoted to encouraging the development of artists on and the enrichment of the year-round vitality of Fishers Island, New York.
Deadline: 10-15-2016 

Lighthouse Works' is accepting applications for its fellowship program. Fellowships are six weeks in length and occur year-round. Fellows are provided with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance, and a stipend of $1,500 to defray the costs of shipping materials, the purchase of art supplies, and other expenses incurred in making art in a remote location. The organization's belief is that no artist should have to spend money to accept the opportunity of a fellowship.

While fellows' primary obligation is to the solitary pursuit of their creative projects, every artist is expected to participate in a single studio tour, reading, or performance for the public at the conclusion of their fellowship. In addition, fellows have the chance (though they are not required) to teach workshops, mentor students, or invite them for studio visits.

While the program accepts artists working in a wide range of disciplines, it is best able to accommodate visual artists, writers, and musicians. Artistic excellence is the primary criterion for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.

http://www.thelighthouseworks.com/fellowshipprogram.html#description

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Center for Craft Materials Research Support

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Issues RFP for Materials-Based Research NC
Deadline 11-16-2016 

 Founded in 1996, the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft by fostering new ideas, funding craft scholarship, and backing the next generation of makers, curators, and critics. Each year, CCCD administers the distribution of over a quarter million dollars in grants to those working in the craft field.

As part of this mission, CCCD has issued a Request for Proposals for a new pilot grant initiative that aims to support the expanding definition of craft-based research and promote collaboration between the fields of craft, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Through the Materials-Based Research Grant program, grants of up to $15,000 over eighteen months will be awarded to interdisciplinary teams of researchers to encourage mutually beneficial innovation in craft and STEM fields, with a focus on materials and process-based research. The teams should include one maker and one professional working in a STEM-based field (e.g., material science, manufacturing, environmental studies, medicine, structural engineering, etc.). This can include academics, researchers, scientists, full-time makers, or other skilled specialists

Monday, October 10, 2016

Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, writers fellowship 
Deadline 12-01-2016

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, is dedicated to encouraging the growth and development of emerging visual artists and writers and to restoring the year-round vitality of the historic art colony of Provincetown. The center is internationally known for its acclaimed fellowship residency program, summer workshop program, online writing classes, and MFA program in collaboration with MassArt.

FAWC awards seven-month (October 1 through April 30) Writing Fellowships to five poets and five fiction writers each year. Writing Fellows are provided with a private furnished apartment and a monthly stipend of $750. Fellows are required to remain in residence at the Fine Arts Work Center during the fellowship.

To be eligible, applicants must be an emerging fiction writer or poet. Those whose works fall between those two categories or employ both may also apply; however, all applicants must either choose "Fiction" or "Poetry" on the application form. FAWC actively seeks applicants from all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability, HIV status, or veteran status.

There is a $50 application fee due upon submission of the online application.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Take The NEFA Creative Workers Survey

NEFA Creative Workers Survey
Deadline 11-18-2016

In partnership with the state arts agencies of the six New England states with support from the Barr Foundation, NEFA seeks input from creative workers (including visual artists, dancers, musicians, designers, craftspeople, architects, digital media creators, culture bearers, makers, and more), working full time or not, on various aspects of their work life, including the type of work, how much time is spent on those activities, and how much of this work makes up their income. The survey includes questions on demographics, education, training, and income, employment status and sector, specifics on creative pursuits, as well as opportunity to cite top resources and needs for advancing a creative career.

Analysis of survey responses will be included in a report on the whole creative sector in New England that will be released in spring, 2017 and will help advocates, service providers, and other stakeholders ensure that creative workers are better served by employment analysis, program planning, and advocacy strategies.

Participation in the survey will allow you to:
Answer questions about their jobs, income, and career priorities
Be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card
Count themselves in...and spread the word to their cohorts.

More information is at www.nefa.org/creativescount

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Maine Playwrights Festival Seeks Scripts

Acorn Productions seek Original Scripts for the Maine Playwrights Festival
Deadline 12-02-2016
Event Date April 27 to May 6, 2017

Acorn Productions, producers of the annual Maine Playwrights Festival, announces that they have begun accepting scripts for the state's most vibrant incubator for new plays by local playwrights. Anybody living in Maine is eligible to submit a new play between 8 and 30 minutes in length for consideration in the festival.

The selected playwrights will receive extensive support revising their pieces during a workshop phase before the plays go into rehearsals. In addition to the festival productions, several playwrights whose work is not selected for inclusion in the full festival will be offered the opportunity to workshop their plays and have them shared in an evening of dramatic readings just prior to the festival week.

www. acornproductionsportland.wordpress.com

Friday, October 7, 2016

Chamber Music America Jazz Grant

Chamber Music America Issues RFP for New Jazz Presenters Grant Program
Deadline 10-30-2016

Chamber Music America has announced a Request for Proposals for its Presenter Consortium for Jazz program, a grant program that provides support to consortia of U.S. presenters enabling them to collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles to perform at each presenter's venue.

A consortium consists of one lead presenter, two presenter partners, and up to three ensembles. The consortium presenters may be located within the same state but must be located in different cities or regional areas at least fifty miles apart. The ensembles may reside in the home state of a consortium partner or be from elsewhere in the United States

The consortium may work together to create a single program that travels to each venue, or each partner may curate its own separate program(s). A strong consortium is one in which each partner and the ensemble(s) work together to plan and develop the proposed performances. consortia  also are encouraged to collaborate on creative efforts to market, manage, and present the project. If a consortium elects to work with up to three ensembles, each partner must present all three ensembles in performance at its venue. The engagement may consist of one or multiple concert events.

To be eligible, each of the three presenting organizations in a consortium must be based in the U.S. or one of its territories; be located in three separate locations at least fifty miles apart; be a 501(c)(3) organization or otherwise eligible for charitable donations; be a CMA Organization-level member; and have no overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA. The jazz ensemble(s) selected by the consortium must be based in the U.S. or one of its territories; consist of two to ten professional musicians; and include improvisation as an integral part of its composition and performance.

Program funding will support concert fees, travel, housing, per diem, cartage, and the presenters' marketing and production costs for the proposed concerts. The program will fund up to 75 percent of the eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $10,000 per consortium partner/$30,000 per consortium. A $1,000 incentive per partner is available to a consortium that programs a CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensemble in performance of its entire CMA-commissioned work.

http://www.chamber-music.org/programs/jazz/grants#l35373

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Getty Conservation Scholarship

Getty Conservation Institute Invites Applications for Conservation Guest Scholar Program
Deadline 11-01-2016

The Conservation Guest Scholar Program at the Getty Conservation Institute supports new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation, with an emphasis on the visual arts (including sites, buildings, objects) and the theoretical underpinnings of the field.

The program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries in areas of interest to the international conservation community. Conservation Guest Scholars are in residence at the Getty Center for three or six consecutive months between late September and June and will receive a monthly stipend of $3,500, prorated to the actual dates of residency. In addition to the stipend, the program also provides a workstation at the Conservation Institute, research assistance, airfare to Los Angeles, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and health benefits.

Conservators, scientists, architects, and professionals who have attained distinction in conservation and related fields are invited to apply. Applicants should have at least five years experience in the field of conservation and should have an established record of publications and other contributions to the field. Grants are not intended to fund research for the completion of an academic degree.

http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/conservation_guest_scholars.html

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Presenters Travel Funds

New England Foundation for the Arts Travel Funds for New England Arts Presenters
Deadline, Open

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

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

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

http://www.nefa.org/

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Women's Barbershop Music Grant

Young Singers Foundation Accepting Applications for Women's Barbershop Music Projects
Deadline 11-01-2016

The Young Singers Foundation was created by Sweet Adelines International in 1992 to enrich the lives of young people through educational programs in vocal.

As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting grant applications for projects that encourage education about and the performance of women’s barbershop vocal music. Grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis.

Eligibility is limited to individuals, groups, or organizations sponsoring barbershop vocal music activities for young women.

http://www.youngsingersfoundation.org/index.cfm?id=8

Monday, October 3, 2016

NEFA Performing Arts Conference

NEFA Annual Idea Swap for performing arts organizations
Event Date November 2, 2016
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA. 

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

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

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

http://www.nefa.org/events

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Craft Association Workshops for Artists

Maine Craft Association offers development workshops for artists 
Event date October 22 and 23, 2016

The Arts Business Institute and Maine Crafts Association, in partnership with Maine College of Art and Waterville Creates!, present two Art Business Workshops:

Maine College of Art (MECA), Portland,  Maine ~ October 22
Wholesale 101
Introduction to Art Licensing
Booth Design
Retail 101

Waterville Creates, Waterville, Maine  ~ October 23
Making Work that Sells with Wendy Rosen
Selling Art Online
Pricing for Profit
Building Gallery Relationships

Save $25 with MCA Membership

http://mainecrafts.org/

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Boston Beautification Project

George B. Henderson Foundation Invites Applications for Boston Beautification Projects
Deadline 10-14-2016

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

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

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

Visit the Henderson Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application tips and instructions.
http://thehendersonfoundation.com/application.html