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Saturday, December 31, 2016

MacDowell Colony Call

The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Deadline 01-15-2017

The mission of The MacDowell Colony is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.

The sole criterion for acceptance to The MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. MacDowell defines excellence in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encouraging applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics.

We welcome artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice who are investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. We apply the same egalitarian standards for all those who serve MacDowell either in a staff, volunteer, or representative capacity.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Chamber Music America's Conference

Chamber Music America's 2017 National Conference
Event Date January 12 to 15, 2017 

CMA's 2017 National Conference to be held at the Westin New York at Times Square. This year's conference will feature noted arts administrator and author, Michael M. Kaiser, on The Future of the Arts in America, and opportunities to delve into the topic that will affect your work for years to come.
 Early-bird registration ensures discounted access to dozens of expert-led workshops, performances, exhibits, and countless opportunities to network with other chamber music professionals and enthusiasts. CMA members receive additional discounts.


Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, NH

 Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund for communities
Deadline 01-13-2017

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund supports projects in Coös County, NH and bordering communities in the United States and Canada that focus on community revitalization. This grant program awards support of $20,000 or less to eligible organizations.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

TravelocityTravel for Good

Travelocity's Travel for Good program
Deadline Open

Travelocity's Travel for Good program offers the Change Ambassadors Grant to help support Americans who wish to travel to participate in volunteer opportunities.

The program will help fund transportation and other costs of any trip organized by one of Travelocity's volunteer travel provider partners for individuals or groups chosen on the merit of their applications (including financial circumstances) and their ability to meet the grant requirements.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Citizens Bank Grant

Citizens Bank Grant
Deadline Monthly 

At Citizens Bank, we care deeply about the communities we serve. That’s why we leverage the strengths of our company to fight hunger, provide shelter, teach money management, and strengthen communities. We call this Citizens Helping Citizens.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Black and White Photo Call

New York Center for Photographic Art call for entries

The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.).

The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted. Prepare your images as JPG, TIF, or PNG files not greater than 2MB. The longest side should be between 800 and 1,280 pixels.  Then please go to:


Monday, December 26, 2016

MFA Boston Call

Museum of Fine Art Boston, Artist Project call
Deadline 01-20-2017

The Artist Project is a collaboration between the MFA and 10 after school community organizations in Boston. Each year a new experienced artist with a passion for community arts is selected to plan and lead a project with children between the ages of six and twelve. The artist guides children and helps them create a collaborative work. A stipend of $22,000 and a materials budget is provided. No Entry Fee.


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences juried art exhibit celebrating diversity
Deadline 01-10-2017

Embracing Our Differences is accepting submissions for its juried art exhibit celebrating diversity held April - May 2017 in Sarasota, FL USA. National and international submissions accepted. $3,000 in awards. No submission fee.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Animal Behaviour Photo Competition

Animal Behaviour Photo Competition
Deadline 12-31-2016

The WildlifePhoto.com Animal Behaviour photo contest is now open for entries. This photo contest is the final one of the three in the WildlifePhoto.com wildlife photography contest series. Enter for your chance to win $25,000 worth of prizes and to have your photo displayed at a winners' exhibition in New York City! No Entry Fee.


Friday, December 23, 2016

Spencer Foundation Research Projects

Spencer Foundation Invites Proposals for Education Research Projects
Deadline 02-01-2017 

Established in 1962, the Spencer Foundation is dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement of education. To that end, the foundation supports high-quality investigations of education through its research programs and the strengthening and renewal of the educational research community through its fellowships, training programs, and related activities.

Through its Small Research Grants Program, the foundation is accepting research proposals for education research projects. In keeping with the foundation's mission, the program aims to fund academic work that contributes to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Examples of previously funded projects include an experimental study of how college students use visual representations in solving math problems; a study exploring the process of racial and rural identity formation among African American high-school students who attend de facto segregated schools in the rural South; and a mixed-methods study focusing on the different types of knowledge novice and experienced teachers draw on in teaching reading comprehension

The program awards grants of up to $50,000.

To be eligible, principal investigators and co-PIs must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. In addition, the PI must be affiliated with a college, university, school district, nonprofit research facility, or nonprofit cultural institution that is willing to serve as the fiscal agent if the grant is awarded.


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Blakemore Asian Language Fellowships

Blakemore Foundation Accepting Applications for Asian Language Fellowships
Deadline 12-30-2016 

Thomas and Frances Blakemore spent more than fifty years living and working in Japan. They established the Seattle-based Blakemore Foundation in 1990 to encourage Americans to develop greater fluency in Asian languages and to increase understanding of Asian art in the United States.

To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 Blakemore Freeman Fellowship cycle.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for a single academic year of full-time, intensive language study in an approved language program in East or Southeast Asia. Fellows are expected to remain in the study country during the entire period of the grant (except in the event of an emergency, required visa renewal travel, or for absences approved in advance by the foundation). For grants to be awarded in spring 2017, study must start between June 2017 and May 2018.

To be considered, applicants must have a well-defined career objective involving Asia in which regular use of the language is an important aspect; the potential to make a significant contribution to a field of study or area of professional or business activity in an Asian country; prior experience in the Asian country or involvement or participation in activities related to the country; and a good academic, professional, or business background appropriate to the career program.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Barr Foundation High School Grant

Barr Foundation Seeks Proposals for Innovative High School Programs
Deadline 02-15-2017 

The Boston-based Barr Foundation is seeking proposals for innovative public high school programs designed to help students who are off track graduate.

The foundation will be hosting an optional information webinar on December 12, 2016.

The multiyear initiative will focus on improving secondary outcomes for New England youth in danger of not graduating by supporting, incubating, growing, and promoting promising public high school and program models that address the specific needs of those students. The foundation seeks to support both existing and new models by providing significant funding, in-depth technical assistance with respect to planning and implementation, and fostering a shared learning community that can help develop, elevate, and improve high-quality secondary options for students in New England who are off track.

In this first funding cycle, the foundation anticipates supporting a cohort of up to eight grantees from across New England who seek to seed or grow pioneering whole-school models that can effectively boost graduation rates and college readiness for students who have not found the support they need through traditional education models.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for up to $150,000 for a year of planning. Subsequently, Barr will invite a select group of planning awardees to apply for a two-year implementation grant of up to $750,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be entities interested in opening new schools or programs; making improvements to existing schools or programs; and/or growing schools or programs. Preference will be given to applicants focused on a school or program that leads to a high school diploma; is an option of choice for the participating students; and intentionally serves high school students off track to graduate.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Repurposed Art Grant

Artfully Reimagined Invites Submissions for 'Reimagine It' Grants
Deadline Open

Five percent of eco-friendly, online retailer Artfully Reimagined's profits go to artists devoted to creating works from recycled objects in the form of 'Reimagine It' grants. These unconditional, non-matching awards are made directly to individual artists to help launch or support their careers in the inspiring world of repurposed art.

Awards are based on the creative excellence of works submitted for review and are awarded to a limited number of artists of outstanding talent. Submitted pieces must be original; have been created within the past twelve months in the United States; and be made with a minimum of 70 percent of found, reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, vintage, or upcycled objects.

At the time of application, applicants must be at least 18 years old and a citizen of the United States.


Monday, December 19, 2016

Bates Dance Festival Job

Bates College: Staff Position: Dean of Faculty's Office Director of the Bates Dance Festival
Deadline 01-13-2017

Bates College invites applications for the position of Director of the Bates Dance Festival, an internationally renowned summer program celebrating its 35th anniversary of bringing together a diverse community of international choreographers, performers, educators, and students in a cooperative environment to study, perform, and incubate new work. Serving as a leader in the development and exposition of the performing arts on campus and throughout the world of dance, the Director is the producer, artistic curator, coordinator, and manager of a contemporary dance program that combines academic excellence, innovative programming, and community engagement.

The Director is responsible for strategic planning and administration of and fundraising for a summer program that trains professional dancers, pre-professional dancers, and children participating in a youth arts program. The Director recruits guest artists and performers who interface with academic year and summer dance programs. The Director advances the broader campus mission of diversity and inclusion, including in recruiting artists, performers, and students, and in program development. The directorship may include opportunities to teach depending on the needs of the college and the experience and training of the Director.

The successful candidate will have a proven record as an arts administrator with extensive curatorial and operational experience, a strong fundraising record, and a desire to build on current program strengths with new leadership and ideas. We seek candidates with strong executive skills who can work collaboratively within both national and international dance contexts, and within the framework of a highly selective small liberal arts college; a leader who will advance Bates College’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who will fortify the Dance Festival’s national and international reputation while remaining committed to the local and statewide communities.

Deep knowledge and experience in professional dance and education fields; significant arts administration and advocacy experience; commitment to building community through the arts; record of successful fundraising; managerial experience; outstanding written and verbal communication skills; experience promoting diversity and inclusion in arts programming; high professional standards in local, regional, national, and international dance communities.

Shakespeare in American Communities

Arts Midwest Invites Proposals for Shakespeare in American Communities Program
Deadline 02-02-2017 

Shakespeare in American Communities, a national theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, brings performances and educational activities to audiences across the country. The program reaches middle- and high-school students in underserved schools across the United States with high-quality, professional productions of Shakespeare's plays.

Arts Midwest invites proposals from nonprofit theater companies for the performance of works by Shakespeare in middle- and high-school settings between August 1, 2017, and July 31, 2018. Grants will be awarded to up to forty theater companies in support of performances and related educational activities for students from a minimum of ten schools. Applicant review will be based on artistic excellence and merit. The standard grant award is $25,000, and grants must be matched on a dollar-to dollar basis.

Applicants must be a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), U.S.-based theater company that compensates all professional performers and related or supporting professional personnel at no less than the prevailing minimum compensation; have produced Shakespeare or classically-based repertoire within the past five years; and have a minimum of three years' experience providing performances and educational activities to middle and/or high school audiences.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Harvestworks Residency, NYC

Harvestworks New Works Residency for technology artists, NYC
Deadline 01-04-2017

Harvestworks New Works Residency is a national program that offers American artists (US-residents) commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for TEAM lab activities including research and development, sound and image production, programming and prototyping. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors. The proposed projects should explore new aesthetic premises and push the boundaries of conventional art forms and media. There is a $5 fee for the application.Residencies run from January 1, 2016 through December 30, 2016.

Special Initiatives: The Harvestworks Creative Residency Program in Emerging Technology will commission artists using emerging technology such as biosensors, immersive audio and video, camera and eye tracking systems, data sonification or visualization, mobile, new computer interfaces and controllers and new ways to engage with social media and communities.

Composers are encouraged to apply to explore new technology for space and spatialization of sound in contemporary music.

A limited number of scholarships and 24 hour Technology Lab Workspace Residencies will be recommended by the panel depending on our funding. The Technology Lab Workspace Residency includes 24hr access to the Harvestworks studios and collaborative working environment, access to classes, rehearsal and limited technical assistance.

The New Works program is designed to assist individual working artists. Collaborations, groups, ensembles and collectives have to designate a Lead Artist to apply to the program. Only new work proposals are accepted. Proposals that document an existing work are not eligible. Students who are currently enrolled in a university are not eligible. Program recipients from the past 2 years are not eligible to apply this year. Lead artists must reside in the U.S.



Saturday, December 17, 2016

Bearnstow Student Dance Fellowship

Intern/Residency Position: Bearnstow’s Young Artist Residency Program 
Deadline 12-31-2016
Schedule: June 15 to September 3, 2017

Intern/Residency Position: Bearnstow’s Young Artist Residency Program  is a summer intensive of excellent dance and dance instruction. The program includes full participation in all workshop classes (8 weeks of workshops, 25 hours weekly), instruction and mentoring by an international staff of professional dancers and choreographers, participation in weekly informal showings, and a presentation of the participant’s own work in a formally mounted concert.

In return, the Residents assist in food preparation and camp facility maintenance throughout the summer, which gives Bearnstow a cadre of capable assistants who can “put their hand to anything.” While the basic job is housing maintenance and KP, our young artist residents have had the freedom to design programs and promotional material, conduct research, compose sound scores, choreograph their own works, and create dance videos.

A unique summer retreat dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of our natural environment, Bearnstow lies on 65 acres of pristine woodland, with 12 rustic buildings, most nearly a century old, nestled along the 2,400 feet of rocky shoreline on Parker Pond. Week-long workshops are offered for youth and adults that explore the natural world through the lens of creative arts and sciences. Taught by an international faculty, the summer 2017 season includes workshops in movement and performance and a week devoted to natural sciences. Day camp sessions for children of school age are offered for two weeks in July. See a complete listing of Summer 2017 programs at

Please send résumé, portrait photo, two references (one personal, one professional), and a letter of recommendation to admin@bearnstow.org.


Friday, December 16, 2016

Betterment Fund Grants

Betterment Fund community grants
Deadline 01-29-2017

The Betterment Fund was created for charitable purposes by the will of the late William Bingham, 2nd, a resident of Bethel, Maine, who died in 1955. Mr. Bingham was a self-effacing philanthropist with an abiding interest in education and the improvement of health services in the State of Maine.

During Mr. Bingham’s lifetime, Gould Academy in Bethel was a major recipient of Mr. Bingham’s benefactions. Mr. Bingham also made grants to many individuals from within and beyond the Gould and Bethel communities to enable them to further their education. Since Mr. Bingham’s death, the Betterment Fund has established scholarship funds in his memory at several Maine colleges, with scholarship award preference to be given to residents of Bethel, Oxford County and the State of Maine in that order of priority.

Mr. Bingham’s medical interests historically were pursued largely through the Bingham Associates Fund, now known as the Bingham Program, which developed a program in Boston for the advancement of rural medicine in Maine. The Bingham Associates program served as a model worldwide for outreach programs designed to strengthen the quality of health services in smaller communities.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation

Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation Grants
Deadline 12-31-2017

The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation was created in 1986 to provide support for Maine communities. A family foundation, we are interested in projects that address the underlying causes of social and environmental problems, as well as those that address the consequences. We have a strong interest in literacy, community services and the arts. As community builders, we are particularly interested in organizations and projects that will affect or serve the most members of a community.

 We receive more requests than we could possibly fund, and therefore have had to restrict the kinds of requests we will consider. We can only provide grants for non-profit organization; we cannot give money to individuals for their personal use. We will not consider funding for:
•medical care, education or other direct support for individuals
•competitions or athletic sponsorships for individuals
•wheelchair vans or transportation for individuals
•scholarship foundations or programs that award grants or scholarships
•graduation parties or events
•travel, sponsorship or funding for student or athletic groups
•renovations to churches or other religious properties or institutions
•film or video productions, book or publishing projects
•business development, investments or loans
•conferences, meetings, training, workshops or exhibits
•organizations whose policies encourage discrimination
•academic research, fellowships or publication
•shelters,hospitals or rehabilitation centers for animals
•construction or improvement of playgrounds or skateparks
•hospice programs or facilities
•animal therapy programs


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Chilkoot Trail Residency

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program for Canadian and American artists
Deadline 02-01-2017

The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program is an opportunity for Canadian and American artists to be inspired by the natural beauty and the human history of the Chilkoot Trail. In its sixth consecutive year, this program is a unique wilderness backpacking trip, across an international border, passing through Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (Alaska) and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site (northern British Columbia). The program is a partnership between the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the US National Park Service.

The same 53 km that tested Chilkoot Tlingit traders and Klondike Gold Rush stampeders, is now a hikers' paradise. Average modern hikers take four to five days to complete the trek, whereas the artists will spend two weeks on the Trail interacting with hikers, making art, and engaging with the site's natural and historic heritage. During and following their residencies, artists will present public outreach programs such as talks, workshops and demonstrations.

For further information, please contact:
Katie Newman, Marketing Director
Yukon Arts Centre

 Program information and applications are available at

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Frost Place Chapbook Competition

Frost Place Chapbook Competition Sponsored by Bull City Press call for poets
Deadline 01-05-2017

The Frost Place, a nonprofit center for poetry and the arts at Robert Frost’s old homestead in Franconia, NH, in partnership with Bull City Press, invites submissions to The Fourth Annual Frost Place Chapbook Competition Sponsored by Bull City Press. Submissions Fee: $28.00.

The winner’s chapbook will be published by Bull City Press in Summer 2016.  The winner will receive 10 complimentary copies (from a print run of 300), and a $250 prize.  The winner will also receive a full scholarship to attend the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place.

Additionally, the chapbook fellow will have the option to spend one week living and writing in The Frost Place House-Museum at a time agreed upon by the fellow and the Frost Place.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Kress Foundation Invites Applications for Scholarly European Art Projects
Deadline 01-15-2017

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to its History of Art grant program for scholarly projects designed to enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture, from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era.

Grants are awarded in support of projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, the development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogs and publications, and technical and scientific studies. The program also supports activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.

In previous years, grant amounts have ranged between $1,000 and $100,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization  as per the Internal Revenue Code, or a supporting foundation of a European institution.

See the Kress Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application guidelines.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Craft Emergency Fund

Craft Emergency Relief Fund Accepting Applications From Craftspeople in Need
Deadline Open 

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund is a national nonprofit organization that awards small grants and loans to professional craftspeople experiencing career-threatening illness, accident, fire, theft, or natural disaster.

Financial assistance ranges from $500 to $8,000. Other services include referrals to craft suppliers who have agreed to offer discounts on materials and equipment to craftspeople eligible for CERF funds and booth fee waivers from specific craft show producers.

CERF loan recipients are expected to repay the loan in full within five years, enabling CERF to have funds readily available for future craftspeople in need.

Applicants must be a professional artist working in a craft discipline (e.g., a potter, metalsmith, glass artist, woodworker, fiber artist, or furniture maker) who has had a recent career-threatening emergency and is a legal resident of the U.S.


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Drury University Fellowships

Summer Institute for Visual Arts at Drury University Visiting Artist Fellowship (Missouri)
Deadline 12-31-2016

Established in 2007, the Summer Institute for Visual Arts at Drury University is dedicated to advanced research and practice in the field of contemporary visual arts. As part of its mission, the institute is seeking applications for its Summer 2016 Visiting Artist Fellowships program.

Each summer, SIVA offers four visiting artist fellowships alongside its Master of Arts in Studio Art and Theory program. Fellowships are awarded to a diverse group of international artists representing a range of practices and disciplines. During their five-week residency, each visiting artist fellow is provided housing, a private studio space, access to the university’s resources and facilities, and a $4,500 stipend. In turn, visiting artist fellows serve as mentors in the MART program and are responsible for managing a five-week studio course. Visiting fellows also play an active role in SIVA through studio visits, workshops, reviews, and lectures.

Applicants should be an internationally exhibiting artist who has an established body of work and notable professional experience. An MFA or equivalent, teaching experience, and a record of exhibitions and/or other activities are required. Preference will be given to candidates possessing knowledge in historical and contemporary art issues across disciplines.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Pollock-Krasner Financial Need Grant

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Accepting Applications From Artists With Financial Need
Deadline Open 

The mission of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is to aid those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal, or both.

The foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists (painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers) with genuine financial needs. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time, with the size of the grant to be determined by the artist’s individual circumstances and professional exhibition history. Artists applying for a grant must be actively exhibiting their current work in a professional artistic venue such as a gallery or museum space.

The foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, computer artists, or any artist whose work primarily falls into these categories. In addition, it does not make grants to students or to fund academic study or pay for past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to other cities, personal travel, or the costs of installations, commissions, or projects ordered by others.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Panavision Filmmaker Program

Panavision New Filmmaker Program
Deadline Open

To submit your project for consideration for the New Filmmaker Program, submit a proposal that includes the following:

Cover letter describing the status of your production, desired format, and some background about yourself. (If you are working on a thesis project for school, you must also submit a letter of reference from your professor on school letterhead.)
Shooting schedule
Copy of the script
Copy of your budget
Resumes and bios of all key people involved
Contact information (e-mail/phone number) for all key people involved. If you are associated with a school, include a letter of good standing on the school’s letterhead. If you are not associated with a school, please include a copy of your state ID
Three line project synopsis

Any other material that you think will support your proposal package (location photos, storyboards, past work, etc.) We will review your proposal to determine if it meets Panavision’s standards and scheduling requirements. We will respond as quickly as possible, but please allow at least three weeks for an initial response.

You can submit your application via email or regular mail.

Mailing Address
New Filmmaker Program
ATTN: Mike Dallatorre

6101 Variel Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

If you have any questions regarding Panavision’s New Filmmaker Program, please call 818-316-1000.



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Laura Bush Library Grant

Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Accepting School Library Grant Applications
Deadline 12-12-2016 

The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, a fund of the George W. Bush Foundation, is to help school libraries encourage and foster a love of reading, support student learning, and make books and reading materials available to students who otherwise would not have access to them.

Grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded to help libraries in schools where 85 percent or more of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches expand, update, and diversify their book collections.

Schools serving pre-K through 12th grade in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, all American territories, and Department of Defense schools in other countries are eligible to apply. This includes all public, private, parochial, charter, city, state, county, and reservation schools -- including special schools, social services schools, and juvenile detention center schools in any of those jurisdictions that serve any combination of pre-kindergarten through high school students.  

In addition to meeting the above criteria, the school library must be a uniquely designated space in which books and other materials are systematically classified, arranged by subject, type, etc. and stored in a location and manner that allows access to all students and adults in the school. Day-to-day oversight and operation of the school library must be carried out by a paid librarian.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

NEH Media Production Grant

National Endowment for the Humanities Media Production Grant
Deadline 01-11-2017

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

Media Projects grants support the following formats:

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

Radio projects may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing program. They may also develop new humanities content to augment existing radio programming or add greater historical background or humanities analysis to the subjects of existing programs. Programs receiving production grants may be either broadcast or disseminated online. They may be intended for national or regional distribution.

NEH encourages projects that engage public audiences through multiple formats in the exploration of humanities ideas. Proposed projects might include complementary components to a film, television, or radio project. These components should deepen the audience’s understanding of the subject in a supplementary manner: for example, book/film discussion programs, websites, mobile applications, museum exhibitions, or podcasts.

If you seek to produce a digital project that is independent of a film, television, or radio project, you should apply to the Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants program. Please contact a Division of Public Programs program officer if you have questions about which grant program best fits your project.

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


Monday, December 5, 2016

VANS Custom Culture Grant

VANS Custom Culture Grants for schools 
Deadline 12-09-2016

Apply Now for $2,000 Grant for Your High School Arts Program Made Possible by Vans and Americans for the Arts: VANS Custom Culture Grants are available to public high schools (including charter schools) serving students in grades 9-12. The grants are intended to encourage the inclusion of the arts as an integral component of an excellent education and to support activities that are consistent with local and national learning standards for arts education. Ten schools across the country will each receive a $2,000 grant to support their work in providing high-quality music and/or visual arts instruction for students.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Copper Reuse Public Art

State House Copper Reuse Public Art Project - Artist call
Deadline 02-22-2017 

Budget: approx. $12,000
The Maine Arts Commission is making a call to all artists to design, create and install artwork utilizing the original sheets of dome copper roofing from the State House as the primary material in the artwork's fabrication. Work will be installed in the State House Complex in Augusta, Maine. This is not a Maine Percent for Art project but is funded by the Maine State Legislative Council.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Skowhegan School Looking for Students

The Skowhegan School 2017 Application is open
Deadline 01-09-2017

Skowhegan seeks to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to artmaking and inquiry. An academic background in art is not required. Financial status is not a consideration in the admissions process, and financial need should not deter artists from applying for admission. You must be at least 21 years of age at the start of the program and have a working knowledge of English. Application fees are non-refundable.

In accepting admission to Skowhegan, artists agree to stay the full nine-week term of the session. Exceptions are made in cases of emergency only. Absences from the program to fulfill other professional commitments will not be authorized. For this reason, artists who leave for such purposes will forfeit their admission to and participation in the program.

Tuition for Skowhegan’s nine-week program is $6,000. Additionally, all participants are required to pay a $75 activities fee. The goal of Skowhegan’s financial assistance program is to help ensure that artists accepted into the program may participate, regardless of their financial status. All participants are expected to make some amount of financial contribution to their experience. Applicants will have the opportunity to apply for a self-determined amount of financial aid through the online application (Step 4 of the 2017 Skowhegan application).

Fee Schedule:
November 14—November 21, 11:59PM EST: $20
November 22—December 5, 11:59PM EST: $50
December 6—January 6, 11:59PM EST: $65


Friday, December 2, 2016

WGBH Sing That Thing

Register for WGBH's Sing That Thing!
Deadline 12-02-2016

Calling all New England choral singers.

We want you to be part of Sing That Thing! and showcase your musical talent in front of a TV audience of thousands!

Sing That Thing! will choose up to 24 groups (8 adult, 8 college, and 8 high school groups) to come to our WGBH TV Studios in Boston and perform before our cameras.

Taping dates: Round 1: Thursday, February 9, 10 OR 11. If your group advances to the semifinals: February 15. If your group advances to the finale: February 16. Backup days in case of inclement weather: February 12 and 17. Time commitment: 2.5 hours/taping.

Email us at singthatthing@wgbh.org


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Quimby Foundation Grants

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

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

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

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

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

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


UMO Theatre and Music Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities for U Maine Orono performing arts students
Deadline Various (December 1 and February 1) 

University of Maine Theatre Arts Scholarship
The University of Maine Theatre Arts scholarship is a merit scholarship created to provide financial support for the best and most talented theatre students to study theatre at the University of Maine’s School of Performing Arts. Scholarships will be offered to incoming theatre students who are identified as having a talent and commitment for theatre. These scholarships are $3000 a year, for up to four years; totaling a potential for up to $12,000 in financial support. Awards may also be given to transfer students for up to three years.

University of Maine Music Performance Scholarship
This scholarship opportunity is for incoming first-year student musicians in all majors and degree programs (not solely music). Students may be nominated for this scholarship to the Music Department by a music teacher or music director or be observed in performance by a Music Department faculty member. These scholarships are $3000 a year, for up to four years; totaling a potential for up to $12,000 in financial support. Awards may also be given to transfer students for up to three years.Scholarship students must participate each semester in an ensemble that is approved by the Chair of the Division of Music.

University of Maine Music Major Scholarship
This scholarship opportunity is available to both current and incoming students majoring in music at the University of Maine.  In addition to the application form, students must also submit a recording of their playing and a letter of recommendation.

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