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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bowdoin College Job - Sculpture

Bowdoin College Department of Art  Seeks Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Sculpture)
deadline 12-15-2016

Bowdoin College Department of Art invites applications for a one-year visiting artist/educator with expertise in sculpture. The position requires a strong grounding in traditional three-dimensional studio processes and materials, the ability to teach a strong foundation in perceptual, formal, and critical skills within a liberal arts context, and the ability to engage students in the social and theoretical dimensions of contemporary artistic practice. Additional experience in other media and types of practice is also welcome. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. Candidates must have an MFA and a record of effective teaching in higher education at the time of appointment. The successful candidate can expect active support for his/her creative work. The Visual Arts Department works in close collaboration with the Department of Art History and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art [http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum]

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a PDF file no larger than 5 MB that includes the following: a letter of application stating their motivation for teaching at a small, liberal arts college as well as their vision for the role of three-dimensional studies in a visual art program (limit of two pages), curriculum vitae (limit of three pages), ten images of their own creative work (with captions), the URL for a website displaying their creative work, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide a recommendation on request.

For further information about the college please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What Works Cities - Data Call

What Works Cities Initiative Issues Data Management Platform Request for Information
Deadline 12-02-2016 

Launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in April 2015, What Works Cities (WWC) is a national initiative to help a hundred-plus mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence. The initiative is administered by Results for America (RfA).

The What Works Cities initiative includes a vision for information and knowledge management in which it becomes a world-class learning network for the advancement of data and evidence in city government. RfA has developed a strategy to capture and share knowledge collected by implementation partners across the WWC partner consortium, cities, and the public. That strategy includes the development of a multi-faceted taxonomy, information architecture, and quantitative data system with one or more user interfaces. The goal is to provide clear and accessible knowledge and resources to partner organizations.  

In addition to quantitative data, capturing and sharing stories from cities is essential to the success of the initiative. RfA is developing a story-collection framework that includes prompts to help partners collect focused narratives from their work with cities. To ensure that the knowledge created and shared aligns with the WWC standard of excellence, RfA will analyze network information against the WWC standard and surface trends of interest across the network.

To that end, RfA has issued a Request for Information for a data management platform to allow interested integrators and developers an opportunity to present information of availability for solutions. The information will be used by RfA to identify potential platform integrators and developers; verify that a platform as envisioned will meet its functional and technical requirements; verify that a platform is cost-effective and will meet its budget requirements; and gather information for a possible platform Request for Proposal.

The proposed data management platform should support city-centric data for a hundred-plus cities through a staged workflow, unique to each city, but using common metrics to inform WWC program leadership regarding progress against a standard. There is a need to understand not only a city's progress but also trends across the entire program — and the program's progress overall.

The database must store baseline data and provide data analysis as cities progress toward this standard. The data in question will include manual updates; links to/exports from external data sources (Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, other accessible data regarding cities); and data currently within Google Sheets that will need to be manipulated and stored within the new data system. For each city, there may be up to fifteen separate data sources among these three source types.

There are also several forms and documents associated with the process that need to be loaded into a forms-fed database, as well as other contractual documents that must either be compiled from underlying data or maintained as documents in the city database or linked from a Google Drive account. In addition, while city-centric in design, there will also be a need for the database to feed views with respect to specific areas of intervention, partner engagement, combined timelines, etc.

For complete information about the RFI, interested parties should contact Andel Koester (info@whatworkscities.org) at What Works Cities.

Youth Film Festival Call

Portland Youth Film Festival  is looking for New England based documentary or feature films
Deadline Unknown
Event Date March 16-18, 2017

The Portland Youth Film Festival on University of Southern Maine's Portland campus is looking for Maine or New England based documentary or feature films for programming.

Since young children would be part of the audience, the documentaries or feature films would need to be suitable for the whole family.  There is some limited funding available to screen your documentary or feature film.  So, if you are interested in having your documentary or feature film screened at this venue, please send an inquiry to John Rocker at john.rocker@maine.edu


Monday, November 28, 2016

NEFA Travel Funds

NEFA New England Foundation for the Arts Travel Funds for New England Arts Presenters
Deadline, Ongoing

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

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

More information at:


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Getty Foundation Architecture Grants

Getty Foundation Invites LOIs for Architecture Conservation Grants
Deadline 12-01-2016  (Letters of Inquiry) 

As part of its Keeping It Modern initiative, the Getty Foundation is inviting Letters of Intent for projects designed to support the conservation of modern architecture.

To that end, the program offers both Planning and Implementation grants.

1) Planning Grants are awarded in support of research and planning projects focused on significant twentieth-century buildings and involving practitioners from multiple disciplines and may include research on historical documentation; research on the historic fabric of the building; physical analysis and testing of original materials used in construction of the building; the development and testing of technical solutions; and/or the preparation of technical drawings, budget estimates, and schedules of work. Planning projects may also include the development of comprehensive management plans for cyclical maintenance and long-term care of the building.

2) Implementation grants are awarded in support of exceptional projects related to internationally recognized buildings that will advance the conservation of modern architecture in significant ways and have the potential to serve as models for the conservation of other twentieth-century buildings.

Nonprofit or charitable organizations from around the world are eligible to apply for a grant. Any building that is the subject of a proposal must be significant, publicly owned, and serve a public function. Grant support is not available for privately held or commercial properties. Projects that focus on deferred maintenance, rebuilding, or major reconstruction of lost fabric fall outside the scope of this initiative.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Stamps School Residency

Stamps School of Art and Design Invites Applications for Residency (MI)
Deadline 01-15-2017

The Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan is accepting applications for its Roman J. Witt Residency Program.

The annual program supports the production of new artistic work by a visiting artist/designer through a one-year residency that allows the artists to work at the school and collaborate with students and faculty.

Witt Residents receive an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. In addition, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $5,000 in funding support for project materials. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.

The residency is open to both established and emerging artists/designers. Ideal candidates will value collaboration, have good social and communication skills, and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines.

A $10 application fee to offset the cost of media uploads and storage is required at the time of submission.

See the Stamps website for complete program guideline, information about last year's resident, and application procedures.


Friday, November 25, 2016

NEA Big Read Grant

National Endowment for the Art: The Big Read community reading programs grant
Deadline 01-26-2017

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

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

The program is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for reading programs that will run between September 2017 and June 2018. Organizations selected to participate receive a grant, educational and promotional materials, and access to online training resources and opportunities. Approximately seventy-five organizations will be selected from communities of varying size in the United States.

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

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


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Colby Art History Job

The Department of Art at Colby College seeks one-year sabbatical replacement position in art history before 1700
Deadline 12-01-2016

The Department of Art at Colby College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position in art history before 1700 at the rank of Faculty Fellow beginning September 2017.

 Four-course teaching load includes contribution to introductory surveys of art history, upper-division courses, and advanced seminars in area of specialization. Possible fields include Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art, as well as architectural history. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their scholarship, teaching, and service, will promote diversity at Colby. A completed PhD and teaching experience at the college level are preferred, ABD considered.

 Please submit electronically the following items: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, along with a list of proposed courses. Applications should be submitted via Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/38608. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016. Candidates will be interviewed at the CAA Conference in New York City, February 15-18, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

 Questions about this search should be directed to: artsearch@colby.edu


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Harvard, Loeb Fellowship

Harvard Graduate School of Design: Call for Loeb Fellowship Applications
Deadline 01-05-2017

Loeb Fellows represent the broad spectrum of accomplished practitioners who are influential in shaping the built and natural environment and whose work advances positive social outcomes. Loeb Fellows are architects and landscape architects, urban planners and journalists, public artists and affordable housing developers. They come from around the world to the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a common purpose: to make the world a better place for all. After a transformative Fellowship year in residence, they join a powerful worldwide network of over 450 colleagues and friends. The connections, collaborations and learning are there for a lifetime.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New England States Touring (NEST) Grant

NEFA, New England States Touring (NEST) Grant
Deadline 12-01-2016

NEST grants are awarded through a competitive selection process. Grants are available in amounts of up to 50% of the artists' fees, and typically range from $400 to $4,000. Requests below $400 will not be accepted. Artists’ fees may include costs for creation of new work, travel, and per diem.

Funding Criteria

The amount of funding awarded is based on the extent to which the project meets the criteria below.

Contextual, educational, and adjunct activities featuring the artist(s) in the project (e.g., workshops, lecture-demonstrations) which meaningfully engage various sectors of the community.

Collaborative planning to extend the arts to populations underrepresented due to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, nationality, geography, language, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, mental and physical status, or age.

Well-planned promotion and marketing, including linkages that extend and deepen the reach of the project.

A budget that reflects revenue from a variety of sources including admissions*, sponsorships, private foundations, individuals, and/or government agencies.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Theater at Monmouth Auditions

Theater at Monmouth seeks non-AEA performers for the 2017 Summer Repertory Season
Deadline 12-01-2016

Theater at Monmouth seeks energetic and dynamic non-AEA performers for the 2017 Summer Repertory Season. Contract runs 10 weeks from June 13 through August 20 and includes housing (for non-residents of Maine), meals, and weekly stipend. Resumes must demonstrate experience in Shakespeare and Theatre for Families.

Theater at Monmouth, founded in 1970, was named the Shakespearean Theater of Maine in 1975. The theatre’s mission is to present innovative approaches to Shakespeare and other classic plays through professional productions that enrich the lives of people throughout Maine. Since its founding, TAM has produced expertly crafted, engaging productions in its three-month Summer Repertory Season entertaining audiences from 36 states and through Education Tours annually reaching more than 15,000 students.

The 2017 Summer Season includes: Moliere’s Learned Ladies directed by Sally Wood; Shakespeare’s Macbeth directed by Dawn McAndrews and Othello directed by Catherine Weidner; Lolita Chakrabarti’s Red Velvet directed by Jennifer Nelson; Richard Greenberg’s Three Days of Rain directed by Carmen-maria Mandley, and My Father’s Dragon directed by Adam Blais.

Email headshot and resume (with website if applicable) to boxoffice@theateratmonmouth.org


Dartmouth Poet Residence

2017 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place, Call
Deadline 01-05-2017
The residency period begins July 1 and ends August 31

The Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire, invites applications for a six-to-eight-week residency in poet Robert Frost’s former farmhouse, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains, and which serves as a museum and conference center.
 The residency period begins July 1 and ends August 31, and includes an award of $1,000 from The Frost Place and an award of $1,000 from Dartmouth College.

$28 submission fee.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Colby Job - Printmaking

The Department of Art at Colby College Seeks - Faculty Fellow in Printmaking (one-year)
Deadline 12-01-2016  

The Department of Art at Colby College invites applications for a one-year teaching position in printmaking at the rank of Faculty Fellow beginning September 2017. This position has the possibility of renewal. A completed M.F.A., teaching experience at the college level, and a record of creative scholarship are required. A teaching load of 2/2 will cover all levels of the traditional printmaking curriculum--intaglio, relief, lithography, etc.--as well as digital printmaking and design.

We also expect candidates to be well versed in and committed to using green/non-toxic methods and materials. Our facilities include a printmaking studio, a digital teaching lab, and a dedicated library of art and music. The successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in Colby's Mellon-funded initiative in the environmental humanities and to engage with the deep print collections at the Colby College Museum of Art.

Applicants should submit the following materials via Slideroom (https://colby.slideroom.com). Materials should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Associate Professor Gary Green.

•a cover letter
•curriculum vitae
•three letters of recommendation
•statement of teaching philosophy and research interests
•two syllabi (one in traditional printmaking, one in digital printmaking)
•20 examples of personal work and 20 examples of recent student work

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the College Art Association conference in New York City on February 18, 2017.


Nails in The Wall, Beautiful & Powerful Call

Nails in The Wall, Beautiful & Powerful Call
Deadline 12-01-2016

Beautiful & Powerful Statements . . . is an art exhibit featuring both calligraphy and art from repurposed materials.  Both the beautiful written word of calligraphy and the powerful statement made by art salvaged from older objects have messages for their viewers.

We are especially interested in calligraphy that is not only visually lovely, but whose words are powerful and/or uplifting.  What’s more, the exhibit will also be broad enough to include any artwork which incorporates text as a major element.

And while art from repurposed materials often makes a strong statement, our interest is also to incorporate work that is visually appealing.

 This exhibit will give those art forms a place and a space to speak

No entry fee.


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Shubert Foundation Grants

Shubert Foundation Grants for Performing Arts Organizations
Deadline 10-17-2016 (Dance) and 12-01-2016 (Theatre)

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

To that end, the foundation awards unrestricted general operating support grants to U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. The foundation does not make grants to individuals.

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

Grants are awarded only to organizations that have an established artistic and administrative track record as well as a record of fiscal responsibility. The foundation does not provide funds for project support, audience development, direct subsidies of reduced-price admissions, media (film, TV, and radio) projects, renovation projects, or capital or endowment campaigns. Grants are not made to conduit organizations (agencies that disburse funds to individuals or other organizations).


Friday, November 18, 2016

Rauschenberg Foundation Fellowship

Rauschenberg Foundation Accepting Applications for Artist as Activist Fellowship
Deadline 12-05-2016 

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation fosters the legacy of artist Robert Rauschenberg's life, work, and philosophy that art can change the world. The foundation supports artists, initiatives, and institutions that embody the same fearlessness, innovation, and multidisciplinary approach that Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors.

The foundation focuses on three major areas: 1) increasing public access to and scholarship of Rauschenberg's art; 2) cultivating emerging and established artists through a residency program at the artist's home and studio in Captiva, Florida; and 3) creating philanthropic initiatives that connect art, culture, and creativity with important issues such as education and climate change.

In that spirit, the foundation is accepting applications for its Artist as Activist Fellowship program.

The annual program provides up to $100,000 over two years to artists in support of an ambitious creative work that tackles the theme of racial justice, with a particular focus on mass incarceration.

U.S.-based artists and artist collectives seeking to work full-time on a project are encouraged to apply.

The foundation will be holding an informational webinar on October 27, 2016, at 3:00 P.M. (EST).


Bowdoin Mellon Art Fellowship

Bowdoin College Department of Art: Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in American Art History
Deadline 12-01-2016

The Art History Division of the Bowdoin College Department of Art invites applications for a one-year Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in American Art History before 1945 to begin July 1, 2017. Fellows are expected to teach three courses and participate in the life of the department. Applications are especially welcome from scholars with innovative approaches to American art. The successful applicant’s teaching responsibilities will include a mid-level lecture course and an upper-level seminar that respond to the candidate’s area of expertise, with possible participation in the department’s team-taught introductory course. Bowdoin’s faculty frequently make use of the collections and exhibitions in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, whose encyclopedic holdings include examples of American painting and decorative arts.

Applicants for this fellowship must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014. Candidates who expect to receive their Ph.D. by June 30, 2017 should provide documentation from their home institution confirming this schedule. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits. In addition, the position carries a $4,000 research and travel fund plus support to attend professional conferences.

Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a c.v., a letter of application, sample syllabi for additional courses, and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.

 For further information about the college please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Film Grant

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation opportunity to tour films with On Screen/In Person program
Deadline 12-09-2016

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's film touring program. All-expense-paid tours connect filmmakers with new audiences across the mid-Atlantic region.

On Screen/In Person provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to tour throughout the mid-Atlantic region with their recent films and foster greater understanding and appreciation of their work through direct audience engagement.

How it Works
Nonprofit venues and arts organizations in the mid-Atlantic region apply to partner with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and serve as host sites for the touring filmmakers.
Six films and filmmakers are selected to tour by the appointed host sites through a competitive review process.
Each selected filmmaker is scheduled to visit between five and ten host sites during a tour of approximately two-to-three weeks.
Each engagement on a tour includes a public screening preceded or followed by a question and answer session with the filmmaker, and a community engagement activity collaboratively developed by the filmmaker and the local host site.

What Filmmakers Receive
All travel expenses are paid by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
A $200 per diem for each calendar day the filmmaker is on tour.
A $400 stipend from each host site/screening engagement.

Questions? Contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at Kimberly@midatlanticarts.org


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

MANP Finance Conference

Maine Association of Non Profits: Nonprofit Finance Conference
Event Date 12-08-2016 (7:30a - 3:15p Augusta Civic Center)

Executive directors, finance staff, board members, and operations staff are invited to this one-day conference designed to share best practices and address common challenges.

Morning - The Cost of Doing Business Securely: John Rogers

Lunch - Nonprofit Boards and Risk Oversight: Melanie Lockwood Herman

Breakout Sessions
A range of topics to fit your needs! Register early to secure your top choices!
Budgeting Dynamics
Updates to Nonprofit Accounting Standards
Accounting Systems Improvements
Revenue Recognition
Navigating Conflicts of Interest
NPO Workouts or Mergers
Cost Saving Strategies
Internal Controls
Having the Hard Financial Conversations
Risk Management

DeVos Institute Fellowship Program

DeVos Institute of Arts Management Accepting Applications for Fellowship Program
Deadline 12-01-2016 

The institute's annual Fellowship program is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the United States and around the world who are selected through a competitive application process. These fellows attend a four-week program in residence in Washington, D.C., each summer for three consecutive years during which they are provided with intensive academic training in nonprofit management, finance, planning, fundraising, evaluation, and marketing; access to leaders of cultural institutions from across the United States, including site visits to select institutions; intensive, collaborative group work; and ongoing personalized mentoring, both during and between the month-long residencies.

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

To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum of five years' working experience in an administrative capacity in an arts or cultural organization; currently serve as the executive director (or equivalent) or the head of a major department within an arts or cultural organization; have an excellent command of business English, orally and written; and be able  to commit to the full term of the fellowship (Washington, D.C. residency dates are June 26–July 21, 2017; June 25–July 20, 2018; and July 1–July 26, 2019.) Fellows will receive personalized mentoring and participate in virtual activities in between residencies.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

MMEA Conference Proposal Call

Maine Music Educators Association Conference 2017 - Session Proposal Form
Deadline 11-30-2016
Event Date May 18 and 19, 2017 (U Maine Orono) 

Music educators, professionals, companies, and organizations are invited to submit session proposals for MMEA's In-Service Conference which will be held in Orono at the University Maine campus. Presenters are REQUIRED to be registered for the conference. Any exception, such as exhibitors or special guests, must be addressed under "additional requests".

Sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes in length.

MMEA pays an honorarium of $75 for the first session and $50 for any additional session given by the clinician or team of clinicians listed on this form. Multiple sessions with different titles by the same primary clinician will be considered at the rate of $50.

The conference committee will review and select sessions based on criteria connected to the National Standards.

In the event that All State BOC students are requested to leave the festival ensemble rehearsal for a demo group presentation, he/she must have prior permission from the conductor. Furthermore, no more than 5% of students may be excused at any given time from each ensemble.

Questions/Concerns should be forwarded to Conference Co-Chairs: Ben Potvin


Bowdoin Job - Ethnomusicology

Bowdoin College Department of Music: tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology
Deadline 11-21-2016

The Bowdoin College Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Ethnomusicology to begin July, 2017. We especially welcome applications from candidates who could contribute courses that cross list with our interdisciplinary programs in Africana, Asian, or Latin American Studies. Performance experience and an ability to direct an ensemble preferred. The teaching load is two courses each semester; one of these four courses could be replaced by directing an ensemble over the academic year. Courses will include introductory survey courses, an intermediate musicological methods course, and advanced seminars in the candidate's areas of interest.  We welcome applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic balance of the Department and College faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing your scholarly research agenda and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation on request.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

 For further information about the department and the College, please visit http://www.bowdoin.edu


Monday, November 14, 2016

Asian Cultural Council Grant

Asian Cultural Council Invites Applications for Grants
Deadline 12-02-2016

The Asian Cultural Council works to advance international respect and understanding between people and cultures through transformative cultural exchange. To that end, the council awards fellowship grants to artists and scholars in three categories of cross-cultural exchange: Asia to the United States, the United States to Asia, and inter-Asia.

The council is inviting proposals from individuals who exhibit an abiding passion and interest in cultural exchange between the United States and the countries of Asia, as well as among the countries in Asia. Each year, the council funds about a hundred established masters and rising stars in fields such as archeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, arts administration, arts criticism, choreography, composition, conceptual art, conservation, crafts, dance, design (noncommercial), film making, installation art, literature, museology, music, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, video art, video conservation, and work that defies categorization.

Citizens and permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for a grant in support of their research, study, and creative work. In Asia, ACC grants are open to citizens and permanent residents of the countries from Afghanistan eastward through Japan and Indonesia and south from Mongolia. Individuals from Oceania are not eligible to apply.

Organizations requesting grant support must have 501(c)(3) or similar nonprofit status such as registration as a nongovernmental organization (NGO). If an organization does not have nonprofit status, a fiscal sponsor is required.

There is no specific amount designated for individual fellowships or organizational projects. As grants vary in length of time (from a month to a year), amounts vary accordingly.

Applicants from Hong Kong, China, Macau, Japan, Taiwan, or the Philippines should apply directly to the council’s Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, and Manila field offices.


Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Maine Art Region Scholastic Art Awards
Deadline 12-15-2016

The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates technical skill, personal voice or vision, and originality. After you have created your work, you can upload it to your Scholastic Awards Account. Once you have logged in, follow the instructions to upload all of your submissions into the system. Every category has specific requirements so please read the Guidelines and Category Descriptions carefully. Note that you will need your educator's email address.

 Exhibition: January 28 through February 11, 2017
 Awards Ceremony Saturday February 11, 2017

Submission Fee: $5 for Individual Submissions and $20 for Portfolio entries. Checks should be made out to MECA. Students for whom submission fees would be a barrier to participation may request a fee waiver.

Image Requirements
Digital Image Requirements •Artwork must be submitted as a digital file in JPG, GIF, or PNG format (PSD, BMP, PDF, RAW, or TIF files are not accepted).
•Print dimensions must be at least 5” x 7” or approximately 13 x 18 centimeters, and image resolution must be 300 dpi.
•3-D submissions may include up to 4 images. Please include a ruler or object for reference to indicate scale in at least one of the images.
•Submissions allowing for video uploads must be .mp4, .mov, .wmv, .avi, .mpg, or .mpeg files.
•Video Game submissions must be .exe, .zip, .rar, or .swf files, must also include a 250-500 word gameplay summary in the provided text editor, and a gameplay video.

Contact email is:


Sunday, November 13, 2016

High School Concerto Competition

Bangor Symphony Orchestra Call for Maine High School Concerto Competition
Deadline 01-13-2017

For 36 years the Bangor Symphony Orchestra has been encouraging and recognizing the outstanding talents of Maine’s high school instrumentalists. We invite you to become a part of this long history by participating in the 35th Annual Maine High School Concerto Competition. Download the application at the bottom of this page!

The first-prize winner for the Annas-Cupp Award will be featured in a concerto performance with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your talents and become part of Bangor Symphony Orchestra history!

Important Dates
January 13 2017 – Applications due
February 3, 2017 – Applicants notified of selection for public audition recital
February 25, 2017 – Public audition recital at Minsky Hall, UMaine
May 21 & 22, 2017 – Winner rehearses and performs with BSO



Saturday, November 12, 2016

NEFA 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:

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

Dee Schneidman
Program Director, Research and Creative Economy
617.951.0010 x530


Friday, November 11, 2016

Midcoast Actors’ Studio Auditions

Midcoast Actors’ Studio Announces Open Auditions for its 2017 Season
Event Date 11-19-2016

Midcoast Actors’ Studio’s Artistic Director Jason Bannister is pleased to announce open auditions for MAS’s 2017 season. Auditions will be held Saturday, November 19, at 1:00 p.m. at Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave. in Belfast.

Anyone interested should email midcoastactors@gmail.com to schedule. If you are new to MAS, please come with a monologue (or two contrasting). Returning MAS performers can bring a monologue as well, or email which role(s) they are interested in. Additional rounds of auditions for specific shows may occur throughout the year. The MAS 2017 season will be: Shooting Star by Steven Dietz in February/March, directed by Greg Marsanskis, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley in October, directed by Erik Perkins, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis in December, directed by Leah Bannister. Constellations by Nick Payne, in May/June and directed by Jason Bannister, has already been cast.

Midcoast Actors' Studio
Jason Bannister - Producing Artistic Director
P.O. Box 19
Belfast, Maine 04915
(207) 370 - 7592

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Artists Studios Photography Project

Artists in Their Studios Photography Project, Call
Deadline 12-02-2016

Artists in Their Studios is a new photography project designed to document Maine fine craft artists in the spaces where they create. MCA Professional Members are invited to apply to be selected for one of seven 2017 photo-shoots. Subjects receive ten images for their unlimited use.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Creative Workers Survey - Last Chance

New England Foundation for the Arts Creatives Count 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

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bangor Banner Call

City of Bangor Call to Visual Artists
Deadline 12-07-2016

The City of Bangor this week announced a new contest for artists and designers in Maine, for designs for ten huge 30-foot-by-4-foot banners that will adorn the Pickering Square parking garage.

Artists selected will each receive an honorarium for their work, and all printing costs will be paid for by the City.

“The Pickering Square parking garage is a large, monolithic structure in the center of our downtown. While it serves a vitally important function as a transportation hub, the aesthetics of the structure leave something to be desired,” said Cathy Conlow, City Manager, in a press release. “Our staff presented the idea to the City Council to adorn the garage with banners that will feature artwork referential to Bangor’s past, present, and future, while also providing helpful information such as symbols for parking and transit.”

A full description of requirements and proposal submission guidelines can be found on the City’s website.

Fryeburg Maine Public Art Call

Molly Ockett Elementary School, Fryeburg, Maine (MSAD #72 ) Call to Public Artists
Deadline 12-20-2016

The Maine Arts Commission is making a call to all artists who are residents of Maine and New Hampshire to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at the new Molly Ockett Elementary School in Fryeburg, Maine. Budget $45,000

Maine School Administrative District #72 is constructing a new elementary school in Fryeburg that is
attached to the existing Molly Ockett Middle School. The new elementary will serve over 500 students, and over 100 teachers and staff, with the completed Molly Ockett facility housing Kindergarten through 8th grades. The school’s mission is to promote excellence in learning by recognizing the special nature of students of elementary school age in respect to their intellectual, physical, and social development.

Artists may address any or all of these areas in their proposals.
Location 1: Eastern Grounds outside main entry
Location 2: Brick fa├žade, at two corners of main entry wall
Location 3: Bus drop-off roundabout
Location 4: Small plot to west of main entrance (appropriate for seating element)
Location 5: Skylight
Location 6: Library and Cafeteria windows (3 bays of 4 windows = 12 windows total)
Location 7: Corridor wall next to library windows, across from cafeteria
Location 8: Auditorium foyer wall

Monday, November 7, 2016

ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award

ASCAP Foundation is accepting submission for Young Jazz Composer Award
Deadline 12-01-2016

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

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

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

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


Vermont Performance Showcase

13th Annual Vermont Performance Showcase
Event Date 11-17-2016
Lake Morey Resort, VT (hosted by Vermont Recreationa and Park Association)

Will you be hiring any performing artists for events you are hosting in the year ahead? Children’s programs, concert series, winter carnival, July Fourth, special events, etc? Imagine being able to see and meet 24+ live performances all in one day and all in one room. This is a not-to-be-missed event if you hire performers!  The stage will be alive with a new performer every nine minutes, plus more artists will be there with an exhibit table so you can meet them too.

Overnight accommodations for the night before are available at the special bed & breakfast rate of $95 for a single and $105 for a double, plus tax.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Puffin Foundation Artist Grants

Puffin Foundation Artist Grants for projects addressing contemporary issues 
Deadline 12-30-2016

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

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

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

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


Arte Laguna Prize, Venice

Arte Laguna Prize Call 
Deadline 11-16-2016

The Arte Laguna Prize is an international free-themed art competition aimed at enhancing Contemporary Art. It includes the categories: Painting, Sculpture and Installation, Photographic Art, Video Art and Performance, Virtual Art and Digital Graphics, Land Art. The contest stands out in the global art scene.


Open Call NXNE 2017

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center Call
Deadline 11-14-2016
Exhibition dates: January 14 – March 5, 2017

Open to all photographers and video and digital artists who live in New York or any of the six New England states (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island). Eligible works must fit within BMAC’s South Gallery, the ceiling height of which is 9′-10”.

To apply for inclusion in OPEN CALL NXNE 2017, submit an application form, images and/or video links, and a non-refundable application fee of $30. All submissions will be reviewed and selections made by juror Bernard Yenelouis. Selections will be announced by Wednesday, December 7


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Maine Craft Apprentice Program

Maine Crafts Association Craft Apprentice Program 
Deadline 12-09-2016

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

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


Friday, November 4, 2016

Humanities at Community Colleges Grant

NEH Humanities at Community Colleges Grant
Deadline 01-12-2017

The humanities can play a vital role at community colleges by expanding students’ intellectual horizons and by increasing their capacity to read, write, and think analytically. By effecting these changes, the humanities can help prepare students for careers and for lives as engaged citizens.

Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges support community colleges’ commitment to educating students on a variety of educational and career paths. The program funds curricular and faculty development projects that help strengthen humanities programs and/or incorporate humanistic approaches in fields outside the humanities.

Each project must be organized around a core topic or set of themes, drawn from subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature. Each project must also incorporate a broader institutional vision for the humanities at a community college.

NEH Humanities Initiatives may

  • develop bridge programs for at-risk and nontraditional students;
  • integrate substantial humanities content or texts in required or developmental courses that focus on close reading, analytical writing, and/or effective speaking;
  • support new humanities programs (which may include but are not limited to new humanities minors, first-year seminars, and capstone courses) and enhance existing ones;
  • infuse humanistic learning into professional training (in such fields as business, law, engineering, technology, hospitality, and nursing and medicine);
  • create or improve curricular pathways towards graduation and/or transfer to four-year institutions;
  • create opportunities for faculty members to study together, in order to improve their capacity to teach the humanities; and
  • support collaborative projects in the humanities between the applicant institution and another institution, such as a college or university, a school or school system, a museum or library, or a historical or cultural society.
  • Applicants are encouraged to draw on the knowledge of outside scholars who would contribute expertise and fresh insights to the project.

Program Statistics

In its initial competition the Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges program received 99 applications and made twelve awards, for a funding ratio of 12 percent.

Contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Education Programs at 202-606-8471 and hi@neh.gov


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Society for Architecture Fall Social

Portland Society for Architecture Fall Social 
Event Date Wednesday, November 9, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Join the Portland Society for Architecture at the Portland Art Gallery for an evening of conversation with your friends and colleagues. Enjoy delicious appetizers in this very special venue generously provided by Maine Media Collective.

Member $10 / Non-Member $20, to register click here.

Portland Art Gallery
154 Middle Street

Cathy Streifel


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Women’s Studio Workshop (NY)

The Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale Residency Program. New York
Deadline 11-15-2016

The Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York, operates and maintains an artists’ workspace with the aim of encouraging the voice and vision of individual women artists, providing professional opportunities to women artists at various stages of their careers, and promoting programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

In support of that mission, WSW is accepting applications for its Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Grant.

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

During the second half of the residency, residents work with young people in WSW’s studios, teaching one to two days/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 AIE.

The program provides a stipend of $350 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 sessions.

All applications must be physically mailed to Women's Studio Workshop and postmarked no later than November 15, 2016

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


University of Maine Art Scholarship

University of Maine Orono art scholarship for art program
Deadline 11-10-2016

The Department of Art Scholarship at the University of Maine: invites students to submit a digital portfolio of their art-works along with an application statement for consideration for a $3,000 UMaine Art Scholarship.  Renewable for up to three additional years for new applicants and two for transfers, the scholarship offers students admitted to the university and committed to majoring in Studio Art, Art Education, or History of Art great educational opportunities.

Apply with ten to fifteen attached .jpg images plus a statement discussing their work and interests in the Visual Arts.  To ensure smooth communications, please make sure that their e-mail with attachments does not exceed 10 MB.

We'll need receive their portfolio by November 10,  for Art Scholarship students must also submit a completed application for admission to UMaine by the December 1, Early Action deadline.

Questions can be directed to  Michael.Grillo@umit.maine.edu (207-581-3246)

To apply,  please send an e-mail to um.art@maine.edu

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Craft Apprentice Info Session

Craft Apprentice Program: Prospective Applicant Information Session & Match Making
Event Date November 2, 2016  7-8 pm
LA Arts | 221 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME

The MCA invites craft artists interested in applying to the 2017 Craft Apprentice Program to attend a free information session. The session will provide information about the program and application process as well as an opportunity to connect with other artists looking for a master or apprentice match.  Free and open to all.

Libra Foundation Grants

Libra Foundation grants for Maine nonprofits
Deadline 11-15-2016

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

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

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