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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Art History PhD Fellowship (OR)

University of Oregon PhD in the History of Art and Architecture Fully Funded Fellowship
Deadline 01-15-2018

The Department of the History of Art and Architecture offers fully funded PhD fellowships for competitive candidates. Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies for further details.

PhD students in the Department of the History of Art & Architecture (HA&A) are expected to fulfill the following departmental requirements, as well as those of the UO Graduate School, to receive the doctoral degree in art history. HA&A faculty members are scholars and teachers, easily accessible to all students and dedicated to mentoring graduates from the first year of coursework to post-PhD career guidance. The HA&A faculty holds an annual review to ensure students are making satisfactory progress toward the degree.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Kress Foundation Invites Applications for Scholarly European Art Projects
Deadline 01-15-2018

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.


Friday, December 29, 2017

MacDowell Colony Call

The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Deadline 01-15-2018

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.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Chamber Music America's Conference

Chamber Music America's 2017 National Conference
Event Date January 04 to 07, 2018 

CMA's 2017 National Conference to be held at the Westin New York at Times Square.  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.


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, NH

Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund for communities
Deadline 01-19-2018

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.


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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.


Monday, December 25, 2017

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.


Sunday, December 24, 2017

MFA Boston Call

Museum of Fine Art Boston, Artist Project call
Deadline 01-19-2018

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.


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Spencer Foundation Research Projects

Spencer Foundation Invites Proposals for Education Research Projects
Deadline 02-01-2018

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.


Friday, December 22, 2017

Barr Foundation High School Grant

Barr Foundation Seeks Proposals for Innovative High School Programs
Deadline 02-15-2018

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

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.


Thursday, December 21, 2017

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.


Portland Museum of Art Job

Portland Museum of Art seeks Art and Education Assistant (FT)
Deadline Open until filled

Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator, this position is responsible for administrative and program support for the Portland Museum of Art’s (PMA’s) Learning and Interpretation, Curatorial, Registration, and Preparatory departments to ensure successful execution of curatorial, exhibition, and educational programs in support of the PMA’s mission.

Performs administrative duties and provides support to the Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator, including clerical and communication tasks for the Learning and Interpretation, Curatorial, Registration, and Preparatory departments. Tracks program statistics, provides data entry, copy editing, schedules and prepares for meetings, and maintains division archives.

Provides support to the Associate Educator for Youth Learning and the Peggy L. Osher Director of Learning and Interpretation in management of K-12 school tour program, including scheduling of school tour programs; maintaining online scheduling system for school tours and volunteer docents; communication with classroom teachers; oversight of weekly correspondence; and support for tour logistics, all with a high level of coordination between the PMA’s staff and docent volunteers.

Performs administrative duties and provides support as needed for the PMA’s tour program, including communication with Protection Services and Visitor Experience staff to coordinate programs such as admissions, Winslow Homer Studio tours, group tours, and docent training programs. As assigned, greets and provides orientation for tour groups ranging from pre-K to college students, acquaints them with the PMA’s guidelines, and works with Protection Services and Visitor Experience staff to ensure successful visits.

Manages calendar and travel schedule, as well as travel planning, for Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator. Coordinates travel for visiting scholars, and others as assigned, including exhibition curators and Barnet Scholar’s Weekend invitees.

Maintains the calendar and schedules use of the Peggy L. Osher Art Study and Collection Committee Conference Room by members of the public as well as internal constituencies and performs administrative responsibilities related to the room.

Fields and responds to inquiries, both public and internal, regarding the collection, artists, acquisitions, exhibitions, programs, and general curatorial and educational matters.

Effectively provides ongoing support to keep office supplies replenished and office space organized, and troubleshoots to keep equipment in good working order. Serves as the division’s resource for navigating the PMA’s equipment, procedures, and communications systems.

Provides administrative assistance in other areas of the museum as needed, and serves as a resource to train and guide new support staff throughout PMA.

Fosters relationships and builds philanthropy with patrons at the PMA, as defined by displaying behavior that welcomes all individuals contacted during work. This may include answering questions, utilizing approachable body language such as smiling and making eye contact, thanking people for visiting the PMA, and other open and engaging behavior daily.

Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.

Complies with all Portland Museum of Art safety rules and procedures.

Regular attendance at the workplace is required.

Please apply on line at the Portland Museum of Art. You may email me at jirvine@portlandmuseum.org


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Harvestworks Residency, NYC

Harvestworks New Works Residency for technology artists, NYC
Deadline 01-10-2018

The Harvestworks New Works Residency is a national program that offers American artists and legal 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.

Projects may be realized through multiple channel audio or video installations, live performances with interactive performance systems and live processing methods, data visualization as single or multiple channel video or computer images and hardware hacking or circuit bending as custom built interfaces or instruments.  Project descriptions may include developing a new work for music, theater, media art and interdisciplinary performance; experimenting with new creative concepts, approaches, or methods and researching and developing new technology for use in performance (e.g. musical instrument invention or preparing technology for an existing premiere performance) or exhibition.

Up to 12 residencies will be selected (depending on project size and funding) along with up to five project scholarships. Priority will be given to the creative use of the Harvestworks’ production facility and the innovative use of sound, image and emerging technology.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

NEA Translation Project Grants

National Endowment for the Arts Translation Projects Grant
Deadline 01-11-2018

Translation Projects enable recipients to translate work from other languages into English. Non-matching grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Job

Portland Symphony Orchestra seeks  Events & Development Assistant (FT)
Deadline 01-05-2018

The Portland Symphony Orchestra serves our community by enriching lives through music.

Duties:  The Events & Development Assistant will be responsible for the coordination of Development Office needs including scheduling donor meetings for the Executive Director and Director of Development; managing logistics for patron engagement events; working as a team player with the Development staff to accomplish the Symphony’s financial goals.

The Events & Development Assistant will also be responsible for the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Wine Dinner & Auction coordination efforts, including solicitation of auction items and working with the Wine Dinner committee and other event volunteers. This person will also coordinate needs for Conductor’s Circle events, private salon events, Music Lovers’ Luncheons, Symphony & Spirits, and Legacy Society events

The Events & Development Assistant will work closely with Symphony leadership, including members of the Board of Trustees. This person will handle administrative tasks for the coordination of PSO Board meetings and donor events. Working in conjunction with the Executive Director and Director of Development, the Administrative Assistant is the primary liaison to the Board of Trustees, assisting with preparation of Board materials, meetings, correspondence, administrative filing, scheduling, and hospitality. This position is also responsible for the day-to-day smooth operations of the administrative offices, serving as the office receptionist and maintaining office supplies. Other special projects and duties as necessary may be assigned.

This position will report to the Director of Development.

Qualities:  A high degree of ownership and flexibility is required for this position, as it demands a highly motivated person who can multi-task efficiently in a fast-paced office; be responsive to meeting deadlines; be a team player on the staff; and can communicate effectively in-person, on the phone, or in email correspondence.  This position requires a person who has past experience working in a development office, managing special events, and connecting with donors. It also requires a consistent presence at the Symphony’s office, concerts, and donor events.

An ideal candidate has a desire to grow in a development office, has the ability to maintain a sense of humor under pressure, and is eager to assist in the Symphony’s fundraising efforts.

Microsoft Office is required.  Raiser’s Edge or Tessitura knowledge is recommended.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Leah Robertson, Director of Development at: lrobertson@portlandsymphony.org


Monday, December 18, 2017

Kurt Weill Vocalist Competition

Kurt Weill Foundation Invites Applications From Vocalists for Lotte Lenya Competition
Deadline 01-22-2018 

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

In 1998, to honor the centenary of the birth of Lenya, the foundation established the annual Lotte Lenya Competition, a unique international contest that bridges the worlds of opera/operetta and Broadway musical theater. More than a vocal competition, the contest emphasizes wide-ranging repertoire and the acting of songs and arias within a dramatic context. The 2018 competition is now inviting exceptionally talented young singer/actors who excel in a wide range of musical theater styles to compete for top prizes of $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000.

Previous Lenya Competition winners are making careers playing leading and featured roles in major theaters and opera houses around the globe.

The competition is open to singer/actors of all nationalities between the ages of 19 and 32 (born after December 31, 1985, and before January 1, 1999).


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation

Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation Grants
Deadline 12-31-2017 ( and June 30, 2018) 

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


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Bearnstow Student Dance Fellowship

Intern/Residency Position: Bearnstow’s Young Artist Residency Program 
Deadline 12-31-2017

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 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.

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


Friday, December 15, 2017

Chilkoot Trail Residency

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program for Canadian and American artists
Deadline 02-01-2018

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

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Acadia Arts Residency

Acadia Artist-in-Residence Program by the Schoodic Institute
Deadline 01-15-2018

In exchange for a two-week immersive experience, artists lead one outreach presentation with the public, and donate within one year one work of art that depicts a fresh and innovative new perspective of Acadia for park visitors.

Three categories of applicants are considered at present: Visual Artists; Writers; and At-Large Participants working in such forms as music composition, performing arts, indigenous arts, and emerging technologies. Applications are reviewed by appointed juries including park staff, community members, past program participants, and subject matter experts.

 If you have questions about your application,  please contact Jay_Elhard@nps.gov,  207-288-8807


APAP Conference NYC

Association of Performing Arts Professionals Conference
Event Date January 12-16, 2018
New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals is the national service, advocacy and membership organization for presenters of the performing arts. APAP is dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts industry and the professionals who work within it.

Join more than 3,600 of your colleagues from all 50 U.S. states and more than 36 countries for 5+ days of professional development, showcases, unmatched networking and the world's largest performing arts marketplace.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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.


Classics for Kids Foundation Grant

Classics for Kids Foundation - K-12 Instrument Purchase
Deadlines are: June 30, September 30, December 31 and March 31.   

The Foundation is offering matching grants to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to help purchase stringed instruments.

The mission of the Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high quality instruments.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Pollock-Krasner Grant

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Accepting Applications From Artists and Organizations
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.


Monday, December 11, 2017

NEH Media Production Grant

National Endowment for the Humanities Media Production Grant
Deadline 01-10-2018

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


Joseph Fiore/ Farmland Trust Residencies

Joseph A. Fiore Art Center of the Maine Farmland Trust Residency Call 

Historically, artists have celebrated the beauty and richness of the American landscape. Our purpose is to continue and evolve the dialogue between human and environment within the context of our current culture and time. We do this through exhibitions and public educational events, through research and development of new farming practices and by hosting residencies for artists on a working farm on Damariscotta Lake in the town of Jefferson.

Over the course of the summer the center will host six visual art residencies (five for Maine artists, one of which is reserved for an indigenous Maine artist; and one for an out-of-state or international artist), one performing arts residency, and one writing residency. There also will be a seasonal position for a resident gardener with an affinity for the arts,

Artist Residency for Visual Artists:
Six, month-long residencies: two in July, two in August and two in September, for visual artists. One of our six residency placements is for an out-of-state or international artist, and one for an indigenous Maine artist.

Writing Residency: 
One writing residency a minimum of four and maximum of six weeks long, during July through mid-August. Applicants in the following categories can apply -Poetry, Prose, Fiction/Non-fiction

Performing Arts Residency: 
One performing arts residency a minimum of four and maximum of six weeks long, during mid-August through end of September. Applicants in the following categories can apply -Performance/Dance, Storytelling, Songwriting.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Vans Custom Culture Grant

Vans Custom Culture/ Americans for the Arts Grant for k-12 Schools
Deadline 01-05-2018

Americans for the Arts is pleased to again partner with VANS the Custom Culture Grant program. This program seeks to increase visibility for and resources available to arts educators and schools across the country, in order to sustain the arts as a vital part of education. The grant program is supported by funds from the sales of the winning shoe design in the Custom Culture Art Competition.

VANS Custom Culture Grants are available to public high schools (including charter schools) serving students in grades 9-12 or community based nonprofit organizations/governmental agencies serving as a fiscal agent for arts programming at a qualifying school. 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 (10) schools across the country will each receive a $2,000 grant to support their work in providing high-quality dance, media arts, music, theatre and/or visual arts instruction for students.


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Skowhegan School Looking for Students

The Skowhegan School 2017 Application is open
Deadline 01-10-2018

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.


Friday, December 8, 2017

Pierre Monteux School Job

Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival seeks Executive Director (Hancock, Maine)
Deadline 01-31-2018

The Pierre Monteux Memorial Foundation (PMMF) is seeking a dynamic, multi-talented Executive Director who has a passion for classical music and will enthusiastically help us manage the organization, fundraise, and tell our story. The new Executive Director will join PMMF at a pivotal juncture, with the opportunity to shape and lead the organization into its next exciting chapter.

The mission of the Pierre Monteux Memorial Foundation is to train aspiring symphony conductors and orchestra musicians through an intensive summer program – the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival – distinguished by a unique teaching legacy, a wide and varied repertoire, and public performances of symphonic, chamber and children’s concerts.

The Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival, founded as a conducting school in 1943 by renowned conductor Pierre Monteux, aspires to be the finest summer training program and festival of its kind. We provide an intensive, supportive environment based on Monteux’s belief that conductors should play in the orchestra while observing the lessons of their colleagues, thus learning from both sides of the podium.

We actively recruit exceptional students through enduring relationships with a global network of distinguished conservatories, universities and alumni/ae. Under the guidance of our music director, students approach a challenging repertoire with discipline and rigor, learning from faculty, guest artists and each other in a mutually respectful and supportive environment. One of our key goals is to reward the talent, commitment and promise of our students by steadily increasing scholarship support.

We share the power of classical music with our festival audiences each summer through our well-attended Sunday afternoon symphony concerts, as well as chamber and children’s performances. In all our activities, we strive to foster and promote musical understanding and personal growth and to promote goodwill in the community and throughout Maine.

We are looking for an Executive Director with the following skills and experience:

Organizational management in the nonprofit sector, including financial oversight, program administration, planning and goal setting, and managing short- and long-term priorities.
Demonstrated fundraising ability and success, especially in raising major gifts ($1000+) from foundations and individuals.
Strong communications skills—both written and oral—to articulate and deliver our compelling story to diverse audiences in person and through a variety of media.
Leadership skills that demonstrate confidence, diplomacy, and integrity; public speaking excellent public speaking and presentation skills; and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with the board, music director and students.

Duties of the Executive Director

Fundraising and Development (35%)

Identify, cultivate, solicit and oversee a growing portfolio of major donors (foundations and individuals)
Write and submit grant applications and requisite reports
Manage the donor database and provide consistent cultivation (i.e. membership letters)
Develop and execute integrated mail and electronic appeals
Identify opportunities for, and provide support to, special events as appropriate
Management and Administration (45%)

Oversee and manage student recruitment and registration, housing, utilities and insurance issues related to our annual mid-June to August school and concert series
Work with the board and committees to establish policies and procedures
Administer standards and procedures related to programs, finances and facilities
Oversee and manage bookkeeping, financial reporting (both internal and external) and compliance with all laws and regulations
Work with the finance committee to develop annual budgets for board approval
Communication and Outreach (20%)

Develop annual communication plans for board approval
Prepare content required for implementing communications plans
Maintain websites and social media with up-to-date material
Support outreach activities that include speaking engagements, panel discussions, public presentations and media relations.

Familiarity with, and a passion for, classical music
Strong organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills with ability to multi-task
Experience with Microsoft Office and QuickBooks Online programs, along with an ability to become familiar with organization-specific programs and software
Fundraising and grant-writing experience
Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills
Experience with website content and various social media platforms
Professional demeanor
Time commitment and compensation

Full-time availability from May 1 through the end of August
Part-time from September through April
Yearly commitment of 48 weeks expected; to begin approx. May 15
Possibility of housing in Hancock
Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume containing education and work experiences
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Send the above materials by email to pierremonteuxschool@gmail.com
  • Inquiries by mail, courier, telephone, or via website will not be accepted or acknowledged.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Minsky Arts Education Grant

Leonard and Renee Minsky Fund for Arts Education
Deadline 12-15-2017

The Leonard and Renee Minsky Fund for Arts Education will give Penobscot and Washington County teachers the chance to apply for a grant to bring the arts into their classrooms. Up to six awards at $1,000 each for teachers in grades three to five who want to integrate art into the standard curriculum.

Applications must be postmarked by December 15th.


Music Abroad Exchange Program

American Music Abroad Invites Applications for International Exchange Program 
Deadline 01-21-2018 

American Music Abroad, a partnership between American Voices and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is an international exchange program designed to communicate America's rich musical heritage and diverse culture to audiences around the world.

Each year, approximately ten ensembles are selected to conduct regional cultural exchange tours in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and South America, and the Middle East. As part of their activities, selected ensembles are expected to perform high-profile public concerts, engage in collaborations with local musicians, lead jam sessions, make themselves available to local media, and offer educational activities such as workshops, business training for aspiring musicians, and programs for underserved youth.

The program plan also should include opportunities for ensemble members to engage post-tour in the creation of online tutorials and share their expertise through Skype chats and Internet radio broadcasts.

Prior to its respective tour, each ensemble will participate in the American Music Abroad@Home program in Washington, D.C., which includes a concert or education program in a local school or community center and an orientation at the State Department. All events nationally and internationally may be recorded, posted on social media, and broadcast non-commercially.

AMA tours operate under the official auspices of the U.S. government. The State Department funds international travel, hotels, and an allowance for meals and incidental expenses. In addition, a tour honorarium of $200 per day is awarded to each individual musician. American Voices organizes the tours with the input of ECA/State Department and participating U.S. embassies and consulates.

Ensemble members must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen, and either hold or be able to obtain a valid U.S. passport.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Moving in SPACE Dance Support

SPACE call for proposals for performance/dance works as part of Moving in SPACE 
Deadline 12-11-2017

  SPACE Gallery is seeking proposals for performance/dance works as part of our newly established Moving in SPACE works-in-progress series.  The series aims to provide a much needed regional performance opportunity for works in development in the contemporary dance and performance scene. Successful proposals will be for original works that are either in development or have only been performed a few times, yet could take advantage of this opportunity for creative improvements.  Projects will be selected through a proposal process with an emphasis on new projects in development.  The applications and work sample will be evaluated based on: Vitality of the proposed project and it’s ideas, Quality and integrity of the work, Appropriateness of the project and it’s format to SPACE and the artist's ability to successfully realize the proposed project.

Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to:

- Participate in a choreolab on Sunday March 11, 2018 to be held at SPACE  (requirement for local artists, requested for artists outside the area).  Choreolab, led by Maine-based Performance artist, Sara Juli, provides an artistic playground for choreographers, dancers and movers, where specific ideas on creation for movement and performance are researched in a peer-to-peer setting.

- Perform on a mixed bill with other performers on Thursday May 31, 2018 at SPACE gallery.

- Selected artists will receive an artist stipend, video and photo documentation of their performance and technical assistance*

* Please note that SPACE gallery is not a traditional dance venue and therefore can provide only basic technical assistance.  Photos of SPACE's main space can be found here. (where the performance will take place can be found here, please note SPACE's gallery is not available to be used for this performance)

- Submit a maximum one-page proposal detailing what you would like to perform
- Submit 3-5 minutes of unedited video work sample with a description of work sample
- Participants must be based in or have a strong connection to New England.
- Participants must adapt their performance to SPACE’s technical abilities and limitations.

For Questions, please email adam@space538.org


Harvard, Loeb Fellowship

Harvard Graduate School of Design: Call for Loeb Fellowship Applications
Deadline 01-05-2018

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, December 5, 2017

Dartmouth Poet Residence

Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place, Call
Deadline 01-05-2018
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.


Points North Institute Jobs

The Points North Institute is hiring 
Deadline Until filled

The Points North Institute is a media arts organization dedicated to providing a launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers while strengthening Maine communities through powerful nonfiction media.

The Points North Institute’s programs now include an annual 4-day film festival, a year-round screening series, and a growing suite of artist support initiatives that nurture the careers and artistic voices of diverse nonfiction storytellers. These include an annual film industry conference, an exhibition of interactive and immersive media, a fellowship program, a weeklong filmmakers’ retreat (produced in partnership with Tribeca Film Institute and CNN Films), a filmmaker residency, and educational initiatives that use documentary film and media to engage students and communities across the state.

Operations Director
The Operations Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day operational and administrative projects that support the successful execution of all Points North Institute programs, including the Camden International Film Festival. We’re seeking an organized detail-oriented leader who enjoys managing teams, juggling multiple projects, and creating efficient systems.

Development & Communications Manager
The Development & Communications Manager is responsible for planning and organizing all of Points North Institute’s fundraising initiatives. We’re seeking a passionate communicator who is motivated to build relationships with supporters and help manage the continued growth of a successful community-based media arts organization. The Development & Communications Manager will serve as a key ambassador and point of contact for individual donors, sponsors, foundations and industry and community partners.

Operations Coordinator
The Operations Coordinator assists the organization’s core staff with day-to-day administrative support for all Points North Institute programs, including the annual Camden International Film Festival.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@pointsnorthinstitute.org


Monday, December 4, 2017

Rauschenberg Foundation Fellowship

Rauschenberg Foundation Accepting Applications 
Deadline 12-15-2017

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.

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


Maine Preservation Job

Maine Preservation seeks Manager of Development (FT)
Deadline 12-12-2017

The Manager of Development of Maine Preservation plans and executes development and communication efforts with the ability, work ethic and positive attitude to meet the ever-changing project demands of a growing and dynamic statewide nonprofit organization. The position reports to the Executive Director.

The Manager of Development identifies donors for campaigns and fundraising events, develops campaign materials and solicits memberships, annual fund donors, patrons, sponsors and preservation professionals; identifies, applies to and provides grant reports for foundations and other grant funding sources; manages a robust and growing membership program and increases upper donors and overall membership; maintains donor relations, schedules donor visits for the Executive Director, and coordinates with and provides all staff support for the Development Committee; oversees the recording of donations, drafting of acknowledgements and updating of member records; plans and executes development campaigns and organizes and works with volunteers to organize and execute development events. Experience with creating a positive atmosphere and cultivating and galvanizing funders – including implementation of successful membership, annual fund campaigns and fundraising events – is preferred.

Because this is a hybrid position, the ideal candidate must also be able to plan and execute communications and marketing activities for the organization; develop communications plans; compose and distribute external communications including website, social media, Constant Contact email blasts, news releases, op-eds, and crowd-source activities; and oversee an annual magazine. The Manager will also work in coordination with other staff to keep the website current and coordinate social media and other communications, as well as composing and editing documents.

Competence and aptitude with Microsoft programs including Access, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook and other database programs is essential and a working knowledge of QuickBooks is helpful. The ability to skillfully use and learn other programs such as Adobe Suite is also helpful.

The Manager of Development must be dependable, punctual, and trustworthy, able to work effectively both independently and as a team member, and manage and implement detailed work accurately and efficiently. The Manager of Development must be able to juggle multiple priorities with enthusiasm, meet deadlines, accept and understand direction, communicate clearly and work well with other staff, trustees, volunteers and interns. Interest and ability in developing a working knowledge of historic preservation is essential.

A Bachelor’s degree is required, graduate work is a plus as is education or experience in historic preservation. The position offers broad exposure to committed people throughout Maine and to nationally recognized experts in the preservation field. The new Development Manager will also gain familiarity with state-of-the-art methods for rehabilitation and repair of historic houses and buildings and with associated programs and policies.

Please mail or email cover letter and resume to info@mainepreservation.org


Delmas Foundation Venetian Program

Delmas Foundation Accepting Applications for Venetian Research Program
Deadline 12-15-2017 

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation is accepting applications from individual scholars for its Veneitian Research Program.

Through the annual program, the foundation awards travel grants of up to $20,000 over an academic year to individual scholars in support of historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including but not limited to archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theater.

Funds may be used for travel to and residence in Venice and the and the former Venetian empire, transportation within the Veneto, and specific research expenses.

To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and have experience in advanced research at the graduate level or equivalent.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

DeVos Institute Fellowship Program

DeVos Institute of Arts Management Accepting Applications for Fellowship Program
Deadline 12-15-2017 

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. Fellows will receive personalized mentoring and participate in virtual activities in between residencies.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Maine Art Region Scholastic Art Awards
Deadline 12-14-2017

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.

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:


Friday, December 1, 2017

High School Concerto Competition

Bangor Symphony Orchestra Call for Maine High School Concerto Competition
Deadline 01-12-2018

For 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!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Belfast Creative Coalition Job

Belfast Creative Coalition seeks a Director (PT/ $20hr)
Deadline 12-04-2017

The Belfast Creative Coalition, (BCC), established in 2012, is a 501C-3 non-profit organization whose mission is to support, promote, market and coordinate arts and cultural endeavors in Belfast and Waldo County, through social media, networking, collaborations, strategic planning, calendar synching, workshops and events.

The Belfast Creative Coalition (BCC) seeks a DIRECTOR familiar with the arts and culture in Waldo County; the makers, organizations, municipalities and events, to strengthen the Coalitions’ reach and continue its valuable services.

Candidates should have a minimum of three years experience in a responsible administrative role in a non-profit or cultural organization, working knowledge of the arts, excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience in public relations, and marketing.

The DIRECTOR will be expected to organize and coordinate fundraising for the Coalition, inclusive of grants and events, the growth of the membership and donor base, as well as inter-organizational collaborative planning with local and regional city officials and arts advocates.

Qualified candidates should demonstrate the ability to recognize and work with many different constituencies and to work collaboratively. They should have a working knowledge of the contemporary arts scene and arts organizations in Maine. It is essential to be proficient at marketing and experience using social media, the ability to set and manage project priorities, and financial planning.

BCC has a small technically skilled in-office staff, and Board of Directors that meets frequently.

The Director has responsibilities for staff supervision and evaluation, for coordination of fiscal activity with the Board Treasurer, and for good communication, good working relationships with the Board.

Apply online at info@belfastcreativecoalition.org


Puffin Foundation Arts Grants

Puffin Foundation Grants 
Deadline 12-12-2017

For the upcoming 2018 cycle we will review grants only in the following fields: Music, Photography, & Theater. The Puffin Foundation Ltd. continues to make grants that encourage emerging artists whose works might have difficulty being aired due to their genre and/or social philosophy.  Your potential application should meet this criteria. 

Application forms are not available electronically, but can be requested by sending a SASE (#10 business letter sized, self-addressed stamped envelope) to the address below. Applications postmarked after the deadline date will not be reviewed.

To receive an application packet please send a SASE (#10 self-addressed stamped envelope) to:

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


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Libra Foundation Grants

Libra Foundation grants for Maine nonprofits
Deadline 02-15-2018

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.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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.

Complete information at:

Monday, November 27, 2017

Arctic Circle Residency

Call for Applications The Arctic Circle Residencies
Deadline 01-15-2018

The Arctic Circle 2018, Summer Solstice Expedition: June 10th – June 27th, 2018
The Arctic Circle 2018, Autumn Art & Science Expedition: Sept 30th- Oct 17th, 2018

The Arctic Circle seeks applications from international contemporary artists of all disciplines, scientists, architects, educators and innovators alike.

We ask applicants to submit all materials by email only to: apply@thearcticcircle.org. There are no application fees.



Sunday, November 26, 2017

Stamps School Residency (MI)

Stamps School of Art and Design Invites Applications for Residency (MI)
Deadline 01-14-2018 

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 artist to work at the school and collaborate with students and faculty.

The Witt Resident receives an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. In addition, the resident will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $4,000 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.


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Kress Foundation Art Conservation Grants

Kress Foundation Invites Applications for Art Conservation Projects
Deadline 01-15-2018

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is accepting applications for its Conservation Grants Program, which provides support for the professional practice of art conservation, including conservation research, scholarly publications, and international conferences and symposia.

The program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, the development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focused on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.

Grants are awarded to U.S.-based nonprofit institutions with 501(c)(3) status, including supporting foundations of European institutions

In previous years, grant amounts have ranged from $12,000 to $98,000.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Newport Cultural Center Job

Newport Cultural Center in seeks Fundraiser/Grant Writer (PT, $25/hr)
Deadline 12-11-2017

Newport Cultural Center fundraiser/grant writer will be responsible for:

 Proactively seeking and managing grants
 Cultivating endowment opportunities
 Organizing and participating in fundraising events

 The ideal candidate should have considerable experience and extensive knowledge of fundraising and program development, as well as grant writing ability and experience.

To Apply Please send letter of interest and resume to: NCC Board of Directors, Chair 154 Main St. Newport, ME 04953


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Shubert Foundation Grants

Shubert Foundation Accepting Applications for Performing Arts Grants
Deadline 10-18-2017 or 12-01-2017

Applications in the dance, arts related, and education categories must be submitted by October 18.
Theater applications must be submitted by December 1.

The Shubert Foundation  in New York City 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.

The foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support rather than for specific project funding. Grants are awarded exclusively 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 will be made only to organizations that have an established artistic and administrative track record as well as a track 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), renovation projects, or capital or endowment campaigns. No grants are made to conduit organizations (agencies that disburse funds to individuals or other organizations).


Bemis Center Residencies (NE)

Bemis Center in Omaha Accepting Applications for Artist Residencies
Deadline 12-15-2017

Founded in 1981, by artists for artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, supports artists through an international artist-in-residence program, temporary exhibitions and commissions, and innovative public programs. The Bemis Center serves a critical role in the presentation and understanding of contemporary art, bridging the community of Omaha to a global discourse surrounding cultural production today.

To that end, the center is accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence Programs. Selected artists-in-residence enjoy generously sized, private live/work studios complete with kitchen and bathroom. Located in downtown Omaha’s historic Old Market, the Bemis Center's 110,000-square-foot facility accommodates a broad range of artistic activity. Artists-in-residence have twenty-four-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a nine-thousand-square-foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication.

Residents receive a $750 monthly stipend to help with materials, supplies, and living expenses while in residency. An unrestricted $500 travel stipend is also provided.

The program requires a $40 application fee.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award

ASCAP Foundation is accepting submission for Young Jazz Composer Award
Deadline 12-01-2017

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.


Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Open enrollment for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act is here
Deadline 12-15-2017

Enrollment is open from November 1st to December 15th.
You can get free personal assistance with enrollment by calling the help line at 1-800-965-7476.
Subsidies are increasing, and the vast majority of Mainers are eligible for them.
Please also forward this to your creative friends so they get the information as well.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Open Auditions at Portland Stage

Open Auditions at Portland Stage
Event date - December 3rd and 5th, 7-10pm.  
Location Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave, Portland, ME 

The goal of this audition is to connect Portland-area theaters with Portland-based actors.  Although not all theaters will be actively casting from these auditions, it is a great way for local actors to meet the people that do casting for the Portland-area theaters. These auditions will consist of two monologues of contrasting tone not to exceed a total of three minutes.  If theaters have a specific callback need for something other than a monologue they are welcome to arrange for callback auditions separate from these Group Auditions. 

Producing Theaters currently scheduled to attend:
Acorn Productions (Portland)
​Bare Portland (Portland)
Chimera Theatre Collective (Portland)
Chocolate Church Arts Center (Bath)
The Footlights Theatre (Falmouth)
Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (Augusta)
​Point Sebago (Casco)
​Portland Stage (Portland)
The Public Theatre (Lewiston)
Snowlion Repertory Company (Portland)
Storm Warnings Repertory Theatre (Kennebunk)


Monday, November 20, 2017

NEH Research Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grants
Deadline 12-06-2017 

The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for its Collaborative Research grant program, which encourages collaboration that proposes diverse approaches to topics, incorporates multiple points of view, and explores new avenues of inquiry that lead to publications and other resources for scholarly and/or a general audience.

Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars eager to engage in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but they must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and employ humanistic methods.

To be eligible, projects also must propose tangible and sustainable outcomes such as co-authored or multi-authored books; born-digital publications; themed issues of peer-reviewed journals; and content-rich open-access digital resources (for example, websites, databases, or tools). All project outcomes must be based on and convey interpretive humanities research. All grantees are expected to disseminate the results of their work to scholarly and/or a general audience.

Collaborative Research offers three types of awards to address different sorts of projects and stages of development.

1) Convening Grants: One-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded to fund conferences and working group meetings designed to sharpen the chosen research topic and discuss/plan the subsequent publication.

2) Publication Grants: Grants up to $250,000 over three years will be awarded to support the completion of a project's publication goals. Publications can appear in traditional print or digital form. (Note: costs paid to publishers and subventions are not supported.)

3) Archaeology Grants: Grants of up to $250,000 over three years will be awarded to support projects that lead to publication.


Maine Community Foundation Workshops

Maine Community Foundation Grant Writing Workshops
Event Date 11-29-2017

The Maine Community Foundation will hold two grantwriting workshops for nonprofits in central and western Maine on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (snow date is Friday, December 1).

The Farmington session will be 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the University of Maine, Student Center Room CR123, 111 South Street, Farmington.

The Fairfield session will be 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Kennebec Valley Community College, King 245, 92 Western Avenue, Fairfield.

The sessions will include general information about Maine Community Foundation grant programs, tips to write a strong grant application, and an opportunity to ask questions. We will highlight our Community Building Grant Program, which has an upcoming deadline of February 15, 2018.

Registration is required so we can contact you by email if the meeting is postponed due to weather. This meeting is free and open to the public. Please spread the word and RSVP to cwoods@mainecf.org

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Big Read Grant

Big Read Accepting Grant Applications for Community-Wide Reading Programs
Deadline 01-24-2018 

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 that support 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 to develop reading programs between September 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. 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 $15,000. 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 such organizations as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Boston Performing Arts Grant

Boston Foundation Invites Applications for 2018 LAB Program
Deadline 11-30-2017 

The Boston Foundation, with support from the Barr Foundation, is accepting applications from performing artists, small nonprofit organizations, bands, collaboratives, producers, and presenters in the greater Boston area for its 2018 LAB program.

Funding awarded through the program will support work in dance, theater, original music of any kind, spoken word, performance art, circus arts, as well as traditional, culturally-specific, and folk performing arts, or any multidisciplinary combination of the above. Performance projects that include a visual art or film component are eligible, but LAB does not support standalone film projects.

Grants will be awarded in two categories: Create and Produce/Create.

1) Create: For applicants seeking support to create work, the following will be prioritized: the creation of new work (i.e., original or interpretive work/projects that have not been previously presented to a general audience); the creation of work that is rooted in and reflects or upholds a community’s shared cultural values, history, and experiences; the creation of a specific, distinct project that clearly supports the development of an applicant’s work and supports his/her career advancement; the creation of work that pushes the boundaries of an applicant’s art-making or creative process, allows the applicant to explore new artistic collaborations, or supports artistic growth, risk-taking, and experimentation; and/or projects led by people of color.

2) Produce/Present: For applicants seeking support to produce or present work, the following will be prioritized: presenting or producing the work of artists, bands, collaboratives, groups, and small arts organizations in the greater Boston area; projects supporting the artistic growth of area artists (e.g., commissioning new work and/or providing opportunities to develop, expand, or hone their artistry through meaningful feedback); projects seeking to increase the visibility of artists by creating audience-building opportunities or the chance to connect with artists, venues, places, presenters and/or producers within and outside of the greater Boston area; projects that provide opportunities to share work with communities in greater Boston that historically have had limited access to arts and cultural offerings; or projects led by people of color.

LAB will provide up to $15,000 in project-specific funds for the creation, production, or presentation of artistic work. In addition to grant funding, this year’s grantees will receive additional support for videography/documentation of the project; one-on-one artistic mentorship from a performing arts luminary; assistance in marketing and outreach; opportunities to network, socialize, and participate in peer learning with other LAB grantees; and learning opportunities for grantees around topics such as business development, marketing, fundraising, taxes, and more.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Vote for Waterville and Biddeford!

Levitt Foundation Amp Music funding of 25k
Deadline 11-20-2017

Two Maine communities (Waterville and Biddeford) are applying to the Levitt foundation to bring concerts to Maine. Help them get 25k to fund their projects by logging in and voting for them (up to 5  votes per person). You can help decide which towns and cities will be one step closer to receiving $25K in matching funds to present their own Levitt AMP Music Series - 10 free outdoor concerts, injecting new life into underused public spaces.


USArtists International Grant

Mid Atlantic Arts Accepting Applications for USArtists International Grant Program
Deadline 12-01-2017 

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

USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of American artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange, and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S. based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators, and artists around the world.

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

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

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


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Art History Fellowship (OR)

University of Oregon offers a Fully Funded Fellowships in Art History 
Deadline 01-15-2018

University of Oregon offers fully funded fellowships for the PhD in Art History, including tuition, stipend, and benefits.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Penobscot Marine Museum Job

Penobscot Marine Museum seeks Executive Director (FT)
Deadline Open until filled

The Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced, self-motivated Executive Director to lead the Penobscot Marine Museum located in Searsport, Maine. The director will be the public face and spokesperson for the museum; work with the staff and board to increase annual support as needed to sustain operations and facilitate new programs; refine and implement the museum’s vision for the future. The successful applicant will have experience in not-for-profit management, fund raising and collaboration.

The museum comprises eight buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Our assets includes one of New England’s largest display of historic boats, a nationally known maritime art collection and one of the largest archives of historic photographs in Maine.

Send your resume to the Penobscot Marine Museum, Attn: Dianne Smith, P.O. Box 489, Searsport, ME 04974 or to diannesmith@pmm-maine.org


Call For Scripts: Maine Playwrights Festival

Acorn Productions call for scripts for Maine Playwrights Festival
Deadline 12-02-2017

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

Acorn's 2018 Maine Playwrights Festival will be comprised of two weekends of fully staged performances of short plays, to be performed at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage (25 Forest Avenue) in Portland, April 26 to May 5, 2018. Acorn anticipates selecting 5 to 8 plays for production this year. The selected playwrights will receive extensive support revising their pieces during a workshop phase before the plays go into rehearsals. In addition to the festival productions, several playwrights whose work is not selected for inclusion in the full festival will also be offered the opportunity to workshop their plays with professional playwright-in-residence Callie Kimball and have them shared in an evening of dramatic readings.