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Friday, March 31, 2017

Endangered Language Fund

Endangered Language Fund Invites Applications
Deadline: 04-10-2017

The Endangered Language Fund was founded in 1996 with the goal of supporting language preservation and documentation projects. To that end, ELF provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic fieldwork related to languages in danger of disappearing within a generation or two.

Priority is given to projects that serve both a specific native community and the field of linguistics in general. Work that has immediate applicability to one group and more distant application to another also will be considered. Publishing subventions are a low priority, although they will be considered.

ELF expects grants in this round to be less than $4,000 and to average about $2,000. Funds can be applied to consultant fees, tapes, films, travel, etc., with the exception of overhead and indirect costs. Researchers and language activists from any country are encouraged to apply. If the applicant is not from the community whose language is the topic of the proposal, a letter from the community expressing support for the project is required. University-based applicants must show that they have met the requirements of their university's human subjects committee. Tribal or other applicants must provide equivalent assurance that proper protocols are being used.

For a list of eligible languages, complete program guidelines, and application instructions, visit the Endangered Language Fund website.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

SPACE Gallery Job

SPACE Gallery seeks an Outreach Coordinator (PT)
Deadline 04-17-2017

The Outreach Coordinator focuses on how our audience, collaborators, volunteers, and interns engage with the organization. The Outreach Coordinator works to expand and enrich art experiences for a broad public and consider art in community contexts. The Outreach Coordinator builds community partnerships, outreach strategies, and engagement initiatives.

This is a part-time, 20 hour per week position, which will require some flexibility but will largely be concentrated Wed to Friday 11am to 6 pm with some programs and events in evenings and on weekends.


  • Recruit and interview volunteers to support SPACE programs and operations
  • Work with SPACE staff to connect community skills and SPACE needs
  • Coordinate volunteer appreciation events and strategies


  • Identify and facilitate SPACE youth initiatives to encourage engagement with youth and emerging leaders in the community
  • Recruit, coordinate, and act as primary contact for SPACE interns


  • Work with programming staff to design specific outreach initiatives for SPACE programs
  • Facilitate community partnerships with various audience demographics, constituencies, members of the local/regional community; maintain an inventory of existing relationships and relationships to be developed


  • 3-5 years in a related environment, preferably with a focus on contemporary arts programming, work with volunteers, community issues, and/or youth engagement.


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in related field OR relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a college degree.


  • strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, ability to interact with a range of community members in person, over the phone, and via email
  • strong organization skills and ability to plan and execute multiple concurrent projects
  • ideal candidate is personable, organized, detail-oriented, and works collaboratively in a creative environment
  • strong computer skills and experience using social networking sites required

Interested applicants should send a resume, three references, and a cover letter articulating their interest and most-relevant experience to jobs@space538.org

Before sending us your application, please make sure that you name your file(s) as follows: "LASTNAME_Firstname_resume.pdf" (i.e.; "DARKO_Donnie_resume.pdf", "WALLACE_Mia_coverletter.pdf", "PINK_Mr_references.pdf", etc.)

Please do not use punctuation or non-ascii characters ( #,',&, etc.) in filenames. Max filesize: 2MB. Allowed filetypes: .pdf and .docx



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

U.S. Department of State Arts Support

U.S. Department of State offers range of arts and culture support through exchange
Deadline Multiple 

The U.S. Department of State offers exchange programs that cover a wide range of interests, including arts and culture, technology and youth focused programs.

Arts programs include:

American Arts Incubator
This program uses new media and/or mural arts as a means for engaging youth, artists, and underserved community members in overseas communities in Asia.

American Film Showcase
This program brings award-winning American documentaries, feature films, and animated shorts to audiences around the world.

American Music Abroad
These musical ambassadors reach beyond concert halls to interact with other musicians and citizens around the globe.

Arts Envoy
The Arts Envoy Program shares the best of the U.S. arts community with the world to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration and to demonstrate shared values and aspirations.

Cairo International Art Exhibition
The program ensures that the excellence, vitality, and diversity of American arts are effectively showcased abroad and provides an opportunity to engage foreign audiences to increase mutual understanding.

Community Engagement through the Arts
This program uses mural arts as a means for engaging youth, artists, and underserved community members in overseas communities in South and Central America and Africa.

DanceMotion USA
DanceMotion USA sends American dance companies overseas to connect with audiences and communities through dance workshops, lecture demonstrations, public performances and other arts education activities.

Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship
A component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship is a special opportunity for up to four U.S. students to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Preference is given to creative projects that are conveyed in a dynamic fashion and are accompanied by a feasible plan.

Fulbright Travel-Only Grants
Grants for international travel are available to Germany, Hungary and Italy to supplement other fellowships that do not include travel costs or to supplement a student's own funds for study/research.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar
The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends approximately 800 American scholars and professionals per year to approximately 130 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research or be an English teaching assistant abroad for one academic year.

Venice Architectural Biennale
This program ensures that the excellence, vitality, and diversity of American arts are effectively showcased abroad and provides an opportunity to engage foreign audiences to increase mutual understanding.

Museums Connect
This program is designed to strengthen connections between people in the United States and abroad through museum-based exchanges.

Venice Art Biennale
This program ensures that the excellence, vitality, and diversity of American arts are effectively showcased abroad and provides an opportunity to engage foreign audiences to increase mutual understanding.

Explore all of this at:


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Maine Media Workshops Scholarships

Maine Media Workshops Scholarships
Deadline 04-21-2017 and 05-08-2017

The Maine Media Workshops offer a range of scholarships to students and adults alike.

We passionately believe that our goal to give deserving youth the opportunity to learn, create, and be inspired by media arts is paramount to the success of future generations. For more than 40 years we have provided alternative-educational programming for teens and adults in Rockport, Maine - serving over 1,600 students each year from age 14 to 94. The impact of Maine Media, however, lasts long past a student's time on campus. Particularly for our young artists, workshops tend to spark a level of interest in creative pursuits that is unattainable through school classes, books, and Internet resources.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Knight Journalism Challenge

Knight Journalism 360 Immersive Storytelling Challenge Open for Submissions
Deadline 04-10-2017 

The Knight Foundation has joined with Google News Lab and the Online News Association to launch the Journalism 360 Challenge, an open call for ideas from everyone and anyone willing to experiment and share what they're learning about mixed reality, virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360-degree video.

Winning ideas will receive up to $35,000 for early-stage projects that best answer the question: How might we experiment with immersive storytelling to advance the field of journalism?

While immersive storytelling offers journalists new opportunities to engage more deeply with members of the audience, it also requires new approaches and raises important questions that can only be answered when people passionate about the future of journalism are willing to exchange ideas and learn from each other. To that end, the foundation is interested in ideas from anyone, anywhere in the world, including journalists, technologists, entrepreneurs, gamers, software developers and academics, startups, established businesses, and nonprofits, that touch on anything from new production techniques, to storytelling tools, to explorations of the use of narrative to address important ethical questions for journalists.


New Hampshire Public Art

Settlers Green Request for Proposals (RFP) for new or existing art or craftwork by New England Artists (NH)
Deadline 05-01-2017

Settlers Green general manager Dot Seybold is working with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts under the guidance of Director Ginnie Lupi to create a site-specific frame work for a variety of options for artists to consider. There are a number of public areas suitable for permanent art.

The "streetscape" of the center, designed by Cambridge, Massachusetts based Prellwitz & Chilinski Associates, serves to compliment the buildings and its outside areas. The artwork will be a part of the streetscape, along with gardens, play areas, courtyard dining and comfortable seating that adds to the shopping experience at Settlers Green.

The RFP details what artistic media will be considered including wall murals, sculptures, glass, paintings and low relief sculptures. Pedestrian areas, walkways, covered wall spaces and a uniquely situated green space are areas where public art would be appropriate and add to the overall experience for visitors at Settlers Green. Potential themes of dance, community, whimsy, mountains, granite and fashion are suggested and broadly described in the RFP.

 Interested artists can contact Dot Seybold at dot@ovpmanagement.com with any additional questions.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Brimstone Storytelling Award

National Storytelling Network Seeks Applications for Brimstone Award
Deadline 04-08-2017  (Preliminary Proposals) 

The National Storytelling Network is accepting applications for the 2017 Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling, an annual award that recognizes the transformational properties of storytelling and the ways storytelling can promote change in individuals and communities.

Grants of $5,000 will be awarded in support of model storytelling projects that are service-oriented, hosted by a community or organization, and replicable to some extent in other places and situations. Projects should have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients; inspire excellence in applied storytelling work; and communicate to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling.

Projects may involve various kinds of stories, including traditional tales and myths as well as personal and ad hoc narratives. Although oral storytelling should be central to the project, the work need not be conducted by professional storytellers. Educators, therapists, naturalists, internal or external organizational practitioners, and/or other personnel appropriate to the situation may carry out the project, so long as they can draw on suitable storytelling expertise and experience.

Areas of interest include health care, environmental education/activism, community development, law, multicultural awareness, organizational development, leadership, intergenerational initiatives, empowerment of the disabled, substance abuse prevention, and educational curriculum at all levels.


Maine Young Playwrights Call

Maine Young Playwrights Festival call to students
Deadline 04-14-2017
Event date 06-03-2017

The Maine Educational Theatre Association's seventh annual Maine Young Playwrights' Festival will be held at Portland Stage Company in Portland!

MYPF celebrates Maine's high school writers and offers an opportunity for students to see and hear their plays on stage, in front of an audience, and with feedback from professional writers to help them improve their work.

The format is open for student work at any level of development!  Plays will be performed in workshop settings and on the Portland Stage Mainstage.  Performances may range from seated readings of scenes to staged readings to fully produced plays, and from 5 minutes to 40 minutes.

Submissions of student-written scripts can be submitted through:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2Vb8TudVMXxSvJhfTFSsrTpjwZFu3Opr_D0CyT2Tuxk_RmQ/viewform?usp=send_form

And emailing the script to daniel.g.burson@gmail.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rossini Music Scholarship

Portland Rossini Club Scholarships for Maine music students
Deadline 05-15-2017

The Rossini Club will award $2100 in each category: voice, piano, and instrumental to any Maine resident who is over the age of 17 and who will be registered as a music major at any accredited college or university in the fall of 2017.



Waterville Opera House Job

Waterville Opera House seeks Assistant Executive Director (FT)
Deadline open until filled 

The Waterville Opera House is seeking an Assistant Executive Director to assist in overseeing the operations of a non profit theatre.

This is a full time, hourly position.  Hours will vary, but do include nights, weekends, and occasional overtime. The successful candidate is a creative, dedicated, trustworthy individual with leadership skills, computer skills, and writing skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervision of Opera House staff
  • Grant writing
  • Creating and running reports
  • Assisting with preparing annual budget
  • Coordinating with rental groups
  • Reviewing and creating contracts
  • House management during performances
  • Preparing annual program book including recruiting local businesses to advertise
  • Customer service
  • Calendar management
  • Various other administrative tasks including, but not limited to:  ticket sales, phone reception, email, etc

Requirements include:

  • College degree is preferred
  • Familiarity with non-profit development 
  • Minimum of 2 – 5 years of related experience
  • Microsoft Office skills (particularly Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and with our team
  • Ability to be flexible and work within a creative environment 

Please send a cover letter and resume (both in pdf format) via email to twarner@operahouse.org. A hiring decision will be made by early April.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Holocaust and Human Rights Center Scholarships

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center Scholarship open to middle, high school and University of Maine System students.
Deadline 04-07-2017

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine is accepting applications for annual scholarships and awards.

These include:

The Lawrence Alan Spiegel Remembrance Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who resides in Maine,

Three Mathilda Schlossberger Outstanding Student of the Year Awards are available each spring. The award is given to one student applicant in each of the following grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12.

For teachers, the Holocaust Educator Professional Development Grant is a grant funded through the generosity of Dr. Julius Ciembroniewicz. The grant provides financial support to an outstanding Maine teacher — at any grade level, public or private.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Place for Makers Series

Place for Makers Series economic development initiative in Lewiston Auburn
Event Date 03-29-2017

L/A Arts is pleased to announce the Place for Makers, a discussion and networking series to be hosted at various locations in Lewiston and Auburn. The series kicks off with Mike Rancourt of Rancourt  & Co. Shoecrafters on March 29th from 6-8pm.

Discussion topics include production scaling, workforce development and opportunities in LA. Refreshments will be served. The Place for Makers series focuses on introducing a new generation of artisan-makers to LA. With support from a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant and in collaboration with Maine College of Art, Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council (LAEGC), and the Pratt Institute, L/A Arts is launching a series of networking and professional development sessions that will gather artisans from around the state at key locations in LA to show off the resources, creative talent, potential live/work space, and business support services available there.

Upcoming events are scheduled for Wednesdays through the end of May. The schedule and registration links will be posted on the L/A Arts website and social media.

Register here

Sesame Workshop Fellowship

Sesame Workshop Seek Writers for Diverse Voices Fellowship Program
Deadline 03-31-2017 

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, is accepting applications for the Sesame Street Writers' Room, a fellowship program dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and increasing the presence of writers with diverse voices in children's media.

During an intensive six-week program to be held at Sesame Workshop's New York City office, participants will meet weekly with industry writers, producers, agents, and executives and will be expected to complete at least one script. The two participants whose scripts show the most promise will be offered creative development deals and will be mentored by Sesame Workshop executives.

The program is open to writers 21 years of age and older who have not written for network or cable series exceeding thirteen episodes. Applicants will be invited to submit an eleven-minute script based on a specific assignment, which will be evaluated by industry executives.

All applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and belong to an underrepresented racial group.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Harpo Visual Artists Program

Harpo Foundation Invites Applications for Visual Artists Program
Deadline 04-21-2017 

The Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are underrecognized by their fields. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and to encourage new modes of thinking about art.

To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Grants for Visual Artists program. Through the annual program, direct support grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to underrecognized artists 21 years or older.

To be eligible, applicants must be a self-defined underrecognized visual artist 21 years or older and a citizen of United States. There is a $15 application fee.


Directors and Choreographers Observers Program

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation: Observers Program
Deadline 04-16-2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation is accepting applications from emerging directors and choreographers for paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at leading regional theaters across the country.

Through the program, SDCF observers may have access to the entire rehearsal process, from first rehearsal through opening night. Participants also will have the opportunity to observe first-hand the techniques, disciplines, approaches, and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics.

Each observer receives a weekly stipend of at least $250 as well as a project travel stipend.

Anyone with serious interest in pursuing a career in directing and/or choreography may apply to the Observership program. A $25 application fee is required from those unaffiliated with SDC. Any observer who is not already a member of SDC will be awarded a free one-year SDC associate membership.

See the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Harpo Foundation New Work Grants

Harpo Foundation Seeks Applications for New Work Grants for organizations
Deadline 04-14-2017 (LOI)

Established in 2006, the Chicago-based Harpo Foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and encourage new modes of thinking about art.

To that end, the foundation is inviting Letters of Inquiry for its 2017 New Work Project Grants program. Through the annual program, grants of up to $10,000 are awarded to nonprofit organizations in support of new work by underrecognized artists age 21 or older. The foundation will consider proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are underrecognized in their field. Production of such may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition.

To be eligible, applicant organizations must be considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Portland Phoenix Opinion Poll

Portland Phoenix best of Portland 100 Opinion Poll 
Deadline 03-27-2017

It’s time to vote for the Best 100 of Portland. Take a minute and cast a ballot for your favorite artists, restaurants, shops, places, personalities and talent.

Your ballot will be entered in a drawing for one of 10 grab bags of coupons and goodies at the Best of 100 Portland party to be held this year at the Portland House of Music.

This year, there is only one ballot, which contains all the categories, and you can vote only once.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Northeast Historic Film Fellowship

Northeast Historic Film O’Farrell Fellowship
Deadline 03-30-2017

Northeast Historic Film (NHF) is pleased to announce significant support of the William O’Farrell Fellowship. Thanks to a generous gift, Northeast Historic Film will be able to continue this important program into the future.

The $1,500 fellowship award is awarded each year to an individual engaged in research on NHF collections that results in a publication, production, or presentation based on moving image history and culture.

The award honors the legacy of Canadian film archivist William O'Farrell, an advocate for amateur and nontheatrical film collections.  Bill was the longtime head of film preservation at the National Archives of Canada where he worked his way up from film vault technician to become an internationally renowned expert in audiovisual conservation. Bill was a mentor to many in the field and was active in promoting the preservation of film internationally.

Northeast Historic Film is a regional film archive dedicated to collection, preserving, and sharing the moving image history of northern New England. NHF is located in Bucksport, Maine in the 1916 Alamo Theatre.


NEFA CCX Travel Support

New England Foundation for the Arts Creative Communities Exchange conference
Event date June 8-9, 2017  (New London, CT)

Travel  Support Available before March 24, 2017. Priority will be given to first-time participants and organizations with budgets below $250,000

The Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) is a peer-to-peer exchange of the strategies used in successful creative economy initiatives around New England. CCX professional development workshops are for New England leaders who are engaged in creative economy and creative placemaking projects that leverage their local creative sector for the revitalization and growth of their broader community.

CCX 2017 will take place in New London, Connecticut, where arts and cross-sector leaders are forging strategic and surprising synergies across southeastern Connecticut to meet the economic and community development needs of today and plan for the future.

$100 if registered by 04-14-2017.  $150 after that date.

Online Registration closes on June 1; walk-up registration available if space allows.

Travel  Support Available before March 24, 2017. Priority will be given to first-time participants and organizations with budgets below $250,000



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Amphion Music Grant

The Amphion Foundation is accepting applications from performing musical ensembles
Deadline 04-02-2017 

The Amphion Foundation was established in 1987 to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence.

To that end, the foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit performing ensembles, presenters, and music service organizations for general operating or special project support.

Typically, the program awards grants of up to $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to larger performing organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or a particularly significant project.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit performing ensemble, presenter, and/or music service organization with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music and demonstrated level of excellence. Organizations must have been in existence for at least two years. Performing ensembles, presenters, or organizations that are applying for support for performances must have presented two full seasons prior to the season for which support is requested, except for special projects of extraordinary significance. In general, the grant program does not support jazz music.

See the Amphion Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


Maine Media Workshops Job Fair

Maine Media Workshops + College Job Fair
Event date March 24th & March 25th, 2017 (Rockport)

Gain industry experience, lifelong friends and be a part of a fun, educational, and inspirational organization! Each summer, Maine Media Workshops+  College hires approximately 75 people to help run one of the world’s great creative centers.

Photographers, filmmakers, and other visual media artists looking for an exciting summer full of challenge, camaraderie, and the opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s greatest creative minds, are encouraged to interview at our annual Job Fair in Rockport,

Positions available include teaching assistants, film technical staff, editors, photography studio staff, darkroom interns, teen program counselors, media producers and digital services staff. Applicants are encouraged to attend the Fair in order to get a sense of the creative environment here in Maine, and for Maine Media Department Directors and Administration to meet their prospective staffers.

Most of our summer/fall hiring is done through the Job Fair - don't miss it!

Interviews will not be scheduled prior to Job Fair.
Even if you can't make the Job Fair, APPLY!
We will also have the opportunity for interviewing via phone/internet after the Job Fair.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bluestocking Film Call

The Bluestocking Film Festival is seeking short female-driven films 
Deadline 03-20-2017 

Bluestocking Film Festival call for films.

Taking place annually in July in beautiful Portland, Maine, Bluestocking Film Festival is an exclusive showcase for high-quality, provocative short fiction films featuring complex female protagonists driving the story and leading the action.

All short film submissions therefore must have a female main character and also pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test (include at least 2 or more female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man). At every screening since we began in 2011, we prove that audiences love a good story no matter what the lead character's gender is.


NEFA Performing Artist workshop

New England Foundation for the Arts, The Nuts and Bolts of Being a Performing Artist workshop
Deadline 03-21-2017
Event date May 23-24-2017

NEFA invites New England performing artists listed in CreativeGround to apply to participate in a free two-day crash course for performing artists  in Boston. Seth Lepore & Amy Smith will discuss the ins and outs of running a creative business from two working artist/educators who will cut through the confusion with a high dose of humor. Participants will be equipped with tools that can be implemented right away, including the fun and effective Business Model Canvas, while having the business-speak explained from an arts-based perspective.

Topics include business models, marketing, public relations, fundraising, fiscal sponsorship, insurance, grant writing, self-producing your work, touring your work regionally and nationally, working with presenting organizations/curators, helpful arts advocates/allies/networks, and life budgeting and financial literacy.

This program is offered by NEFA in partnership with Assets for Artists and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston.

You must plan to attend both days at NEFA's Boston Office and cover any costs associated with travel or accommodations. Space is extremely limited. Artists with updated CreativeGround profiles will be given priority.


Friday, March 17, 2017

Center For Furniture Craftsmanship Scholarship

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship Scholarships, ME
Deadline 04-01-2017

Scholarships encourage the participation of talented individuals who could not otherwise afford to attend our courses. They are funded by private gifts, the Au Pair General Scholarship Fund to encourage women in woodworking, the Ben V. Branscom Scholarship Fund, and our scholarship endowment.

Workshop Scholarships
These scholarships generally cover the full cost of tuition, but successful applicants must confirm their participation by paying the standard $80 registration fee, and remain responsible for the costs of their own travel, lodging, meals, materials, and any supply fees.

1.A letter explaining your qualifications, your financial need, and the benefit you hope to get from the course

2.Your resumé

3.A list of up to three workshops you would like to attend, in order of preference

4.Up to five images of any woodworking or art work you have done previously

5.The names and telephone numbers of three references

E-mail applications to scholarships@woodschool.org


Abbe Museum Job

Abbe Museum seeks Guest Services Associate (PT)
Deadline 03-31-2017

The Abbe Museum offers unique career opportunities that empower individuals to connect with our mission and our audience in a profound way.

As Associates, you’ll be making a significant contribution to Maine’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate, a Museum beloved by visitors from around the world. The Smithsonian is the guardian of some of our nation’s most valuable scientific, historic, and artistic treasures and is a leader in research, innovation, and discovery. The Abbe Museum fits snugly within this realm, offering our visitors unique and inspiring experiences every single day. Associates help the Museum to encourage a more empathetic and culturally-aware society by inspiring visitors to think more deeply about the history and contemporary lives of individuals from other cultures.

The Abbe Museum experience is inclusive and welcoming to all. We foster a service-focused environment and a strong staff culture of collaboration and teamwork. Staff in public-facing departments must always present a welcoming and inclusive museum visitor experience. Do you enjoy interacting with people? Do you believe that customer service is an important part of a positive experience? We hope you'll consider joining the Abbe’s Guest Services team. Ideal candidates have a heart for service, are driven, self-sufficient, and committed to promoting the Abbe's new Customer Service Pledge and to finding surprising and welcoming ways to interact with all patrons.

Send a completed application and resume to careers@abbemuseum.org


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Grant Writing USA Workshop

Grant Writing USA  two-day grants workshop in Waterville 
Event Date March 03-31-2017

Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA of Greater Waterville and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Waterville. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county, and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

Tuition is $455 and includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that's packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here. If you prefer friendly, personal service, please call or write:

Janet Darling
at Grant Writing USA

317 Music Center Job

317 Main Community Music Center seeks Interim Development Director (PT)
Deadline 03-17-2017

317 Main is seeking a part-time Interim Development Director while our existing director is on leave. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Interim Development Director works closely with the Development Committee, Campaign Committee, and staff to direct fundraising and development activities, as follows:

Primary Focus: Major Donor Cultivation

  • Take lead responsibility, in conjunction with the Executive Director and Development Committee, to continue supporting the implementation of our major donor strategy, including prospect identification, and supporting the cultivation, ask preparation, and stewardship of major donors.

Lead Other Development Activities

  • Collaborate with staff and Development Committee to lead the successful implementation of our spring annual fund appeal and oversee gift recognition and recording;
  • Collaborate with staff and Event Committee to plan and coordinate fundraising components of the 317 House Party (June 22) and HenryFest (Sept 9), and other fundraising events;
  • Pursue foundation grant funding through identification and cultivation of appropriate prospects and preparation and submission of proposals and reports;
  • Collaborate with Campaign Committee, staff, and counsel to prepare to launch 317’s first capital campaign.

Provide Oversight of Development Office Functions

  • Maintain office systems to support and record all development projects, including donor and gift record keeping, and donor prospect research;
  • Prepare monthly development reports for the Board of Directors;
  • In collaboration with the Development Committee chair, coordinate monthly meetings and maintain minutes;
  • In collaboration with Campaign Committee co-chairs and counsel, coordinate meetings twice/month and maintain minutes;
  • Assist in organizational long-range planning;
  • Assist in developing annual organizational budget;
  • Represent 317 Main at community events;
  • Collaborate with staff to ensure that publications, website, and social media include donor-focused content.

2+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising or a similar setting
Highly developed interpersonal and rapport building skills
Sensitivity to donor confidentiality
Ability to manage and self-direct
Team player with a sense of humor and ability to be flexible
Attention to detail
Affinity for technology and desire/ability to use/learn specialized software (familiarity with donor databases a plus)
Familiarity with the arts and Maine’s philanthropic sector a plus
Passion for the power of music to build community

This position is part-time (20 hours/week) working primarily at our studios in Yarmouth, Maine. Approximate dates are April 3 – Sept 15, 2017.  There is potential for the position to continue after this date in a modified role focused primarily on 317 Main’s capital campaign.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to john@317main.org


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Chamber Music America Grant

Chamber Music America Invites Applications for Classical Commissioning Program
Deadline 04-02-2017 

Chamber Music America's Classical Commissioning Program provides grants to U.S.-based presenters and professional contemporary classical and world music ensembles for the commissioning and performance of new works by American composers. The program supports works scored for two to ten musicians and composed in any of the musical styles associated with contemporary classical music.

Grants will provide a composer's fee of up to $20,000, a $1,000 honorarium to each ensemble member for rehearsing the new piece, and copying costs of up to $1,000.

To be eligible, an ensemble must be based in the U.S. or one of its territories; be a professional group with a commitment to contemporary classical or world music: consist of "fixed" personnel and instrumentation or be part of a flexible roster or a collective that performs in varying configurations of no more than ten; perform as equal partners (in the case of a duo), rather than as soloist and accompanist, and consistently publicize itself as a duo; and be a CMA organization-level member. Ensembles may not apply to the Classical Commissioning and New Jazz Works programs during the same grant period.

A presenter is eligible if it is based in the U.S. or one of its territories; is a 501(c)(3) or other not-for-profit organization; presents classical, contemporary, other music genres, and/or multi-disciplinary performing arts programs; and is a CMA organization-level member. A presenter may submit only one application and apply with only one ensemble. However, a presenter's venue may appear as a performance site on any number of applications submitted by ensembles.

The composer listed on the application must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., may be a member of the applicant's ensemble, and may not appear on more than one application to a CMA commissioning program (including New Jazz Works) for the same grant period.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Quimby Environmental Grants

Quimby Family Foundation environmental grants to 501-c3 Non-Profit organizations
Deadline 04-15-2017 and 09-01-2017 (Concept Letter) 

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. We prioritize projects that contribute to our desired impacts and exemplify our values.
Awards are granted in the range of $5,000 – $25,000.

Possible Projects

•Creation of trails for walking, hiking, or biking
•Programs to promote walking and biking as forms of active transportation
•Outdoor recreation and exercise programs
•Partnering with physicians and healthcare professionals to promote the use of movement and nature as a public health strategy

•Creating and restoring community gardens, parks, and green spaces
•Programming to engage communities with existing nearby nature opportunities
•Wilderness immersion programs

•Programming on the human and environmental health benefits of a regional plant based diet
•Cooking and nutrition classes
•Gleaning programs
•Improving the nutritional value of food served at institutions

Unlikely To Fund:

•Non-Maine based projects
•Organizations without a 501(c)(3) certification. We will accept fiscal sponsors with certification
•Direct donations or grants to individuals
•Local, State, and National Government Agencies
•Medical Research
•Public or Private Educational Institutions
•Hospitals & Clinics
•Religious and/or faith-based institutions or programs that include religious activities
•Animal Agriculture

All applicants must submit a one page concept letter which outlines the mission of the organization and describes the project for which funding is sought. Concept letters must be submitted according to the dates listed below. 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 fill out and email to info@quimbyfamilyfoundation.org


Monday, March 13, 2017

Boston Beautification Grants

George B. Henderson Foundation Invites Applications for Boston Beautification Projects
Deadline 05-12-2017

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

To that end, grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded for projects that improve the visual environment of city parks, streets, buildings, monuments, and architectural and sculptural works. Each project must be visible by the public, preferably from a public way.

In 2017, preference will be given for support of permanent public art projects, projects focused on outdoor spaces, and historic preservation projects. Projects in neighborhoods that have not been well represented in previous grant rounds, including but not limited to East Boston, South Boston, Mission Hill, Allston/Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown, Mattapan, and Roslindale, are also encouraged.

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


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Kress Conservation Grants

Kress Foundation Accepting Proposals for Conservation Grants
Deadline 04-01-2017

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation supports projects that illuminate European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century.

As part of that mission, the foundation's Conservation Grants Program provides support for the professional practice of art conservation. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing 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 will be awarded to nonprofit institutions based in the United States with 501(c)(3) status, including supporting foundations of European institutions.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Amphion Foundation Musical Grant

Amphion Foundation Accepting Applications From Performing Musical Ensembles
Deadline 04-01-2017 

The Amphion Foundation was established in 1987 to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, in particular by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence.

As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that are not performing ensembles (i.e., education/residency, festival, library/archive, presenter, radio/television, and music service organization) for general operating or special project support. Typically, the program awards grants of up to $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to larger organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or with a particularly significant project.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit non-performing organization or music service organization with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music at a high level of excellence. Organizations must have been in existence for at least two years. In general, the grant program does not support jazz music.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Art Walk Maine Summit

Art Walk Maine Summit for community leaders and artists
Event Date 04-05-2017 (9 am to 1 pm) 

The Maine Art Walk Summit invites leaders from across Maine to hear how successful organizers throughout the state have been able to launch and sustain community art walks. Take-aways include strategies for starting a community art walk, the unique logistics of sustaining and growing an art walk event, funding resources, volunteer management tips, marketing models, and selling work as part of an open-studio event.  $10 recommended donation.

Location = 30 Federal Street, 04011 Brunswick Maine, Costal Enterprises Inc. (event room)

Who should attend?

  • Art walk organizers
  • Arts and culture leaders in art walk communities
  • Arts and culture leaders in communities considering building an art walk
  • Members of Main Street communities 
  • Members of community revitalization organizations 
  • Municipal economic development officers 

Augusta Artwalk Call

Call for Artists and Musicians for “Raw Space” the Augusta Art Walk
Deadline 03-24-2017
Event Date Friday, April 28th, 2017

The Augusta Downtown Alliance in a collaborative venture with the University of Maine Augusta will be hosting an Art Walk on Water Street in Downtown Augusta on Friday, April 28th from 5-8PM. This walk will not only celebrate the vibrant existing Augusta Downtown community, but will also unleash the untapped potential of pure urban rawness that lies within many empty spaces available for rent. All media will be considered, forms including, but not limited to are drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture (artists must supply their own pedestals), installation, fine craft, performance and music. Artists who have participated in past Augusta art walks are encouraged to submit new work that has been created within the last three years.

Submission Process: If you are an individual artist and would like to have your work considered for an existing retail space, please submit up to 10 images of work (in jpeg format) to rawspacesubmissions@gmail.com.

On the subject line, please indicate your name and “Raw Space: Individual_ ArtistLastNameFirstName.” Please keep image size to 500 KB per image. In your email, please include a resume/CV and a work list indicating the title, medium, size, and date of the work in a single PDF. If submitting music or video, please provide links of 2 minutes or less to examples of your work. Please note that there is a $10 flat fee required for all submissions. You can easily pay this fee by visiting augustadowntownalliance.org and clicking on the Happenings page. Please include a digital copy of your receipt in the email.

If you would like to propose a performance/installation/exhibition (solo or group) for the empty spaces, please select one contact person for the project. Each proposal must have only one contact person identified.  Please submit up to 20 jpeg images representative of all artist(s) work to rawspacesubmissions@gmail.com.

On the subject line, please indicate contact name and “Raw Space: Exhibition Proposal_ContactLastNameFirstName.”  Please keep image size to 500 KB per image. In the email, please include a one page show proposal that addresses concept, theme, and time needed to install a resume of all artists, and a work list that indicates the title, medium, size and date of the work in a single PDF. If submitting music or video, please provide links of 2 minutes or less to examples of your work.

For more information, contact Augusta Downtown Alliance Executive Director Michael Hall at 458-8757

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Creative Arts Exchange

US State Department - Creative Arts Exchange - international people-to-people exchange
Deadline 04-10-2017

The FY17 Creative Arts Exchange (CAE) initiatives are arts-based, international people-to-people exchange programs. They create partnerships through artistic collaboration and professional development that enrich both the international participants and the Americans with whom they meet.

In FY 2017, CAE will focus on the following themes: Dance (DanceMotion, USA), Film (American Film Showcase), Music (American Music Abroad), and Music (OneBeat).


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Native Language Preservation

The Administration for Children and Families Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program
Deadline 04-10-2017

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of funds for community-based projects for the Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Contact East Conference Support

The Maine Arts Commission will cover the application fee of Maine artists/groups interested in showcasing at Contact East 2017
Deadline 04-05-2017

The Maine Arts Commission is pleased to be working with the Atlantic Presenters Association to support Maine performing artists wishing to showcase at the 2017 Contact East Conference.

The 2017 Contact East Conference will be held in Membertou, Nova Scotia, September 21-24, and the Maine Arts Commission will cover the application fee of the first ten (10) Maine artists/groups interested in showcasing.

Contact East is Atlantic Canada's premiere performing arts booking conference. The event is made up of high-quality showcases, provocative speakers, professional development sessions, and informal meetings and networking. Each year the conference brings together performing arts presenters and in-demand, tour-ready performing artists to showcase contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, and youth-oriented programming.

Showcasing artists are chosen through a juried system administered by the conference, so applicants need to be tour-ready and of high caliber. This means artists/groups must:

Be able to tour in Canada in 2018
Have strong work samples for the application
Have a solid showcase performance (15 to 20 minutes)
Have a professional web and social media presence
Possess business cards/ sample cd/dvd, one sheets, etc. share with booking presenters
Have enough experience to know about touring dynamics (everyone on the tour has a passport, you have experience with contracts, you have an understanding of tour logistics, etc.)


Monday, March 6, 2017

Maine Public Art Conference

Temp to Perm, a one-day Public Arts Conference at Maine College of Art
Event Date  Saturday, June 3, 2017 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Temp to Perm is a one-day Public Arts Conference that will function as a platform to investigate the spectrum of Contemporary Public Art. Artists and Organizers in attendance will also expand their understanding of Public Art in Portland, Maine through the demystifying of local opportunities specific to the field.

This event will encourage those interested in Public Art toward increased collaboration of ideas and resources.

General admission $50

Location: Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, Maine
For more information: (207) 619-2785


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Ben And Jerry Social Grant

Ben & Jerry's Foundation Seeks Proposals for Social and Environmental Justice Projects
Deadline 04-14-2017  (Pre-applications) 

The Ben & Jerry's Foundation supports organizations working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems.

One-year grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to nonprofit, grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States working to further social and environmental justice and in support of sustainable and just-food systems. Grants can be used to support both programming or operational costs.

The foundation will only consider proposals from grassroots, constituent-led organizations with annual budgets under $500,000 that are using direct action, grassroots, and community-organizing strategies to accomplish their goals.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Kohler Arts Center Residency

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center's Arts/Industry residency 
Deadline 04-01-0217

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center's Arts/Industry residency offers artists the time and space to focus on the creation of new work, and a unique location for their studios. Artists-in-residence work at the Kohler Co. factory in the Pottery and/or Foundry. Artists need not have experience with clay or metal, just an interest in materials and the potential for the industrial environment and processes to influence their creative practice. Participants are exposed to a body of technical knowledge that enables and encourages them to explore new ways of thinking and working.


Baxter Park Artist Program

Baxter State Park Visiting Artist Program
Deadline 04-15-2017
Event Date: August

In recognition of a long atrs tradition, and the richness it brings to the Park experience, Baxter State Park’s Visiting Artist Program provides an opportunity for plein-air painters and illustrators to continue to trust their own vision in finding truth in nature and to use their skills in the natural environment of Baxter State Park.  The Park provides cabin lodging to participating artists for two weeks in August.  The Park will also provide one day of orientation to the Park.  No stipend is available for this program.

Visiting Artists are asked to hold at least two sessions – one evening program and one open studio - with the public during their stay, during which their skills and techniques can be explained and demonstrated.  Park staff will work with artists in designing and implementing their programs. Within one year of their stay, Visiting Artists are asked to provide the Park with appropriate professional documentation of their experience in the Park as well as reproduction quality slides or digital imagery of finished work(s) representative of their style and resulting from their experience in the Park.


Friday, March 3, 2017

Laudholm Crafts Festival, Call

Call for Artists: Annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival 
Deadline: 03-14-2017

Applications for the annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, to be held in Wells, Maine. wellsreserve.org/crafts

The juried show will host more than 100 of New England's finest artisans and craftspeople in a spectacular seaside setting. Festival proceeds benefit education, science, and conservation programs at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm.


Maine Conference on Tourism

The Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism - Registration open.
Registration Closes 03-10-2016
Event Date March 14 and 15, 2017

The Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism will provide professional development sessions, valuable networking, and the opportunity to meet with tourism professionals. It is the only statewide event of its kind and attendees are from all segments of the tourism industry, including cultural organization.

The conference offers the exchange of ideas and best practices that benefit our state’s most vital and valuable industry. The success and growth of this conference is indicative of a cohesive industry that strives for excellence.

For more information:

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Maine Association of Nonprofits Call

Maine Association of Nonprofits seeks volunteer presenters
Deadline 03-10-2017

Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) is looking for volunteer presenters to help make Spring 2017 a season full of vibrant and informative trainings. Do you have an idea for a workshop? Share it with us!

Being a volunteer presenter is a great way to:
Share your knowledge and expertise. In turn, you'll be supporting Maine's nonprofits.
Increase your own knowledge and presentation skills. After all, the best way to learn is to teach!
Build your network. Our events are great opportunities to meet people from diverse organizations located all around the state. Presenting a workshop will also help you establish yourself as an expert in your field.
Support MANP. We rely on volunteer presenters to keep our training events affordable and accessible for nonprofits statewide.
Who are we looking for?
Topic experts. While we are open to ALL topics, we are especially seeking proposals covering employment law topics (hiring, leaves, terminations, ethics, policies), supervision skills, volunteer management, creating a fund development plan, managing burnout, and strategic planning.
Dynamic trainers. We're seeking presenters who will strive to build well-paced, thought-provoking, and engaging learning experiences.

 Email learn@nonprofitmaine.org


Snowlion Theatre Seeks Stagehands

Deadline Open until filled

SEEKING STAGE MANAGERS and ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS for three premiere productions performing at Portland Ballet Studio Theater in Portland, Maine in September, January, and April of the 2017-2018 season.  Rehearsals begin roughly one month before each opening date.  Competitive pay. Experience required.

Shows and dates are as follows:

Anything Helps God Bless
September 29-October 8
The story of panhandlers on the median strip versus the City of Portland - a 100% true tale, told in the voices of those involved - city councilors, police, lawyers, advocates, the public, and the panhandlers themselves.  World premiere.

Conquest of the South Pole
January 26-February 4
To battle the challenges of unemployment and loss of hope, four Rumford Maine mill workers re-enact Amundsen's race to the South Pole, but not all will survive the journey. New England premiere.

A Cherry Orchard in Maine
April 20-29
This new adaptation tells of a centuries-old family of Mainers with a Midcoast farm and rare cherry orchard soon to be lost for unpaid back taxes.  Based on Chekhov's classic, this world premiere is quirky, timely, and fits Maine like a moose in a meadow.

SEND RESUME with contact information and indicate which show(s) you'd like to be considered for.  We will be in touch by email to potential candidates.

Send to:  snowlionrep@aol.com


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Library PR Award

The Library Leadership and Management Association Seeks Submissions for Library Public Relations Award
Deadline 03-15-2017 

The Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association, is accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award, an annual program that honors outstanding library public relations initiatives. The award is named for John Cotton Dana, the father of the modern library, who is credited with helping transition libraries from reading rooms to community centers.

Established in 1946, the awards program considers strategic library communication campaigns from all sizes and types of libraries, including rebranding efforts, the promotion of unique archives, awareness campaigns, and community partnerships.

Libraries are encouraged to submit samples of their processes, research, media releases, media coverage, or other results received, as well as an evaluation of the results and other documentation and supporting materials that show the scope and effectiveness of the strategic communication effort.

Eight $10,000 prizes are awarded each year.

Entries may be submitted by any library, library friends group, consulting agency, or service provider, excluding libraries represented by the prize committee members.


SPACE Summer/ Fall Residency

SPACE Gallery call to artists for the SPACE residency program (Portland)
Deadline 03-15-2017

The SPACE residency program provides a unique working environment for emerging and mid-career artists seeking support for their practice. Visual artists, filmmakers, writers, collaborative groups and curators who are not currently enrolled in an academic program and live outside of Maine are eligible to apply. A civically and socially engaged arts organization, SPACE strongly encourages artists who understand themselves as being outside the privilege of hetero-normative, white, male-centered identity to apply. Preference will be given to artists whose practices engage with contemporary issues and socially relevant concepts.

During the summer and fall of 2017, five artists will be selected for residencies lasting between two to four weeks, depending on the amount of time each project necessitates. Each resident is offered housing and 24-hour access to a private studio space. Additionally, each artist will be awarded a $500 stipend. Other resources such as projectors, a/v equipment, hardware and tools are made available upon request. Residents are also granted free access to all SPACE programs (films, concerts, community forums etc.) during their stay.

While in residence at SPACE, visiting artists are expected to make the most of their self-directed schedule. They are required to be involved with at least one public engagement program that connects their work to the community, which can take the form of an artist talk, a performance, a reading or other comparable event.

This year SPACE has partnered with: Able Baker (Portland, ME); the Institute for American Art (Portland, ME); GRIN (Providence, RI); and New Fruit (Portland, ME); as well as printmaking shop, Pickwick Independent Press (Portland, ME) to offer residents targeted connections with regional community members who have interests and skills that are affiliated with their work.

To apply, please click here. Further questions should be directed to Visual Arts Programmer, Elizabeth Spavento: elizabeth@space538.org