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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

U Maine Orono Public Art Call

Maine Arts Commission Call for proposals for Plant, Animal & Insect Laboratory at the University of Maine, located in Orono
Deadline 06-05-2017

The Maine Arts Commission is making a call to all artists who are residents of the state of Maine to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at the new Plant, Animal & Insect Laboratory at the University of Maine, located in Orono. The total project budget is approximately $40,000.00 and the submission deadline is June 5, 2017.

The Plant, Animal & Insect Laboratory is a new addition to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Orono. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension conducts community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county in order to place usable solutions into people’s hands. Through this process, it conveys community issues, problems, and opportunities to the University to inform research and development.

Artists are asked to respond to ideas of scientific research and discovery as they relate to the elements of the natural world (animals, insects and plants). Artwork should reflect the innovation and experimentation that take place within the facility, while necessitating minimal maintenance and technological requirements.

https://mainearts.maine.gov/CMSContent/arts_public/PFA/UMO%20PAIL/PAIL_Prospectus.pdf

https://mainearts.maine.gov/Postings/Blogs/Detail/University-of-Maine-at-Orono-Percent-for-Art-Project?utm_source=May+E-News&utm_campaign=May+2017++e-news&utm_medium=email

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Fulbright Scholar Program
Deadline 08-01-2017

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.

http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

NEA Art Works Grant Webinar

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Webinar on July 13, 2017

The Art Works II: Media Arts deadline supports creation, education, and professional development projects that use electronic media, film, and technology as an artistic medium or a medium to broaden arts appreciation and awareness. NEA Media Arts staff will make a presentation to assist applicants in crafting a compelling application for the projects in this deadline, including an overview of NEA guidelines, application resources, and samples of successful proposals and projects. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.

You can listen to the webinar using your computer speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350, participant code: 739587

https://www.arts.gov/event/2017/art-works-ii-media-arts-guidelines-workshop-webinar

https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/applicant-eligibility

Monday, May 29, 2017

Citizens Bank Community Grant

Citizens Bank  - Citizens Helping Citizens Grant 
Deadline Open 

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, May 28, 2017

New York Center for Photographic Art Call

New York Center for Photographic Art (Call)
Deadline 06-11-2017

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

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Awesome Foundation Grant

Awesome Foundation, Grant, $1,000 grant award every month for awesome projects
Deadline - Open

 Have a crazy brilliant idea that needs funding? We award $1,000 grants every month. It couldn't be simpler! Your idea is yours alone. We don't want a stake in it. We just want to help you make it happen!

he Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons. The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest.

http://www.awesomefoundation.org/

Friday, May 26, 2017

Aaron Siskind Photographer's Fellowship

Aaron Siskind Photographer's Fellowship award
Deadline 07-14-2017

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is accepting applications for its Individual Photographer's Fellowship program.

The annual program encourages and celebrates artistic achievement in contemporary photography by supporting the creative endeavors of artists working in photography and photo-based art media. A limited number of fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to artists working in photography and photo-based art.

Qualified applicants must provide a portfolio of still photography in or created by any subject matter, genre, or process. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works, but photographic techniques must be pivotal to the work submitted. Examples of ineligible work include film, video, and interactive multimedia.

Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium. Fellowship funds must be used to further the artist's creative endeavors. Students enrolled in a college degree program are not eligible to apply. Previous fellowship recipients are not currently eligible for a new award, and artists in the United States on a temporary visa are ineligible as well.

There is a $20 entry fee.

http://aaronsiskind.org/grant.html

http://aaronsiskind.org

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sculptfest Artist Call (VT)

SculptFest call to artists for "The State of Hope"
Deadline 06-23-2017

Artists and artist teams are invited to submit proposals for sculpture, installation, video or performance to be exhibited on the historic grounds of the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Vermont.

 In recent history hope has been the apex political rhetoric. What does it mean to us now? How can we resist mounting despair? Hope in dark times is more vital than hope in times of prosperity. Without it there can be no action. In times like these, artists have a responsibility to push forward.
 By examining hope from all possible angles we will seek to gain forward momentum. One of art’s fundamental purposes is to reorient us in relation to the world, to each other and to ourselves. It is a method re-thinking the status quo. It is a research practice based on exploration and an opportunity to illuminate aspects of our society and by so doing alter our collective experience. Perhaps it can teach us new ways to hope. Now more than ever rethinking is key to our collective survival. Now more than ever we need artists to reorient us to our humanity.

Proposals should include: A one-page project description, sketches, photos or other visual representations of proposed project; Artist’s resume; Up to 10 images of previous works (emphasis on site-specific); Artist statement

Please mail proposals to “SculptFest 2017” The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777 or email to info@carvingstudio.org (each image must be in jpeg format, under 1MB, text documents in pdf format, videos may use website/Youtube/Vimeo links).


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Good360 Support

Good360 new product donations from corporations
Deadline ongoing 

Good360 is the largest charity in the world that focuses on new product donations from corporations. We, in turn, provide these new products to 150,000 community charities in America and throughout the world. Good360 partners with thousands of companies, including nearly half of the Fortune 100 consumer and retail product corporations. IBM, Mattel, Gap, Avon, Office Depot, HP, Adobe, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dell, Nike, RadioShack, Hanesbrands, and Talbots.

https://good360.org/how-it-works/

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

LEF New England Documentary Grant

LEF New England Pre-Production Film Grants
Deadline 06-02-2017

LEF New England is now accepting applications for Moving Image Fund Pre-Production Grants! If you're a New England-based documentary film/video artist with a feature (40+ min) project in pre-production/development, we hope you'll consider applying! For more details, read our guidelines and contact us to determine whether your project matches LEF's eligibility requirements and funding criteria. Start your application here. The LEF New England team looks forward to hearing about your projects!

https://lef-foundation.submittable.com/submit/83788/pre-production-grant-application-2017

PMA Homer High School Fellow

Portland Museum of Art - Homer High school Fellowship
Deadline 06-01-2017

Under the general supervision of the Associate Educator for Youth Learning, this temporary, part-time, paid position offers high school students the opportunity to learn about the museum profession through the development of youth and teen programs. This seven-week fellowship program is designed to foster creative thinking, to build community, and to use the PMA collection for inspiration and idea building. The Homer High School Fellow will be one of eight fellows who will collaborate on projects and programs. Work is tentatively scheduled for July 11, 2016 - August 26, 2016.

Qualifications:

A high school student highly motivated in the visual arts.
Comfortable working with museum visitors of all ages, including children, teens, and adults.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with coworkers and a variety of individuals contacted in the course of work.
Interest in working with children.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
Ability to pass a criminal background check.
Ability to obtain a work permit if under 16 years old.
Tentatively July 11 through August 26, 2016
The Homer High School Fellows will work at the PMA and offsite daily for a total of approximately 105 hours. Tentatively, five hours a day for three days a week. Some weekend and evening hours required.

http://www.portlandmuseum.org/position/homer-high-school-fellow

Monday, May 22, 2017

Bangor Savings Foundation

The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation grant for improving community life in Maine.
Next deadline is July 1

The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation was created in 1997 to help fulfill their commitment to improving community life in Maine. The Foundation focuses on initiatives that will make communities more prosperous, more livable, and more vibrant. This includes supporting the economic development, workforce development, and demographic and entrepreneurial health of the regions they serve.

For more information regarding eligibility, funding objectives and submission guidelines, please review their full grant application details.

http://www.bangor.com/Community-Support/Foundation-Grant-Making.aspx

Mayo Street Arts Job

Mayo Street Arts seeks Summer Youth Program Coordinator (PT)
Deadline 06-12-2017

The Summer Program Coordinator leads the RAD program reaching 15-25 students ages 6-11. The Program Coordinator is the lead teacher for the program and works with two Program Assistants and a number of volunteers. The PC helps to do outreach and recruit students for the program, and works closely with the Executive Director and other staff to ensure successful operations.

Mayo Street Arts (MSA) is a vibrant, eclectic, nonprofit community arts center located in Portland Maine’s East Bayside Neighborhood. MSA presents over 150 art exhibits, music concerts, and theatrical events each year.

MSA plays an important role in our neighborhood by providing quality after school and summer literacy and arts programs for children.  Our summer program, RAD (Reading, Art, Dance) is a free-by-invitation outreach program reaching a diverse population of underserved youths who are primarily immigrant, ESL, and ELL students.

MSA works with local schools and other community partners to reach children who might otherwise have few summer learning opportunities. Staff and volunteers work together to provide valuable reading instruction and literacy-based arts programming designed to help children maintain or improve reading levels over the summer.

The ideal candidate has experience leading youth programs in a summer camp or educational setting, is organized, loves kids, is outgoing, a good planner, safety-conscious, able to multi-task and delegate, has strong communication and computer skills including word and excel, and is comfortable using social media platforms.

This is a six-week, part time position with some planning hours prior to the program start.

Position is 138 hours, approximately 20 hrs week, $20/hr. One the program begins, the Coordinator’s daily schedule is 12:00pm-5:00pm. Some prior planning hours can begin immediately.

6-Week Youth Program begins July 5 and ends August 10th.

Program runs Monday through Thursday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Staff orientation is June 28 & 29th.

Please email a letter of interest, resume, and three references to: Blainor McGough Executive Director, Mayo Street Arts director@mayostreetarts.org

http://mayostreetarts.org/

Sunday, May 21, 2017

NEA Art Works Grant

NEA Art Works grant for organization arts projects 
Deadline 07-13-2017

To make "art work," the NEA has included the advancement of innovation as a core component of its mission as a way to ensure the vitality of the arts. We recognize that arts and design organizations are often in the forefront of innovation in their work and strongly encourage innovative projects which are characterized as those that:

Are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, whether in the development or enhancement of new or existing art forms, new approaches to the creation or presentation of art, or new ways of engaging the public with art;
Are distinctive, offering fresh insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions; and
Have the potential to be shared and/or emulated, or are likely to lead to other advances in the field.
Through the projects that we support in the Art Works category, we want to achieve the following four outcomes:
Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence,
Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art,
Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and
Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.

Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that the Arts Endowment determines demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency's grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.

http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works

Saturday, May 20, 2017

NEFA Creative Communities Exchange

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

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

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

http://www.nefa.org

Friday, May 19, 2017

Arts Emergency Grants

Foundation for Contemporary Art Accepting Applications for Emergency Grants
Deadline Open

Since its inception in 1963, the mission of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts has been to encourage, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups, and organizations.

Created in 1993, the foundation's Emergency Grants program provides grants of up to $2,000 to innovative visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding; or who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.

To be eligible, applicants must be living, working, and paying taxes in the United States; have committed to a performance or exhibition opportunity and be able to provide specific dates at the time of application; and be an individual artist or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply.

Applications are reviewed monthly by a volunteer committee of established artists. FCA recommends applying within six to eight weeks of the performance or exhibition date.

http://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants

CMA Conference Showcase Call

Chamber Music America (CMA) Conference Showcase
Deadline 06-04-2017

Consider having your ensemble play a showcase at CMA's 2017 National Conference.

Chamber Music America will present 20-minute showcases by CMA member ensembles during its National Conference. The showcases are an opportunity for ensembles to market themselves and their work to an audience of presenters, artist managers, educators, and other colleagues.

Professional ensembles that perform early, classical/contemporary, jazz, or world music are encouraged to apply.

No application fee is required, but applicants must be current CMA members at the organization level.

https://cma.submittable.com/submit

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards

Roslyn S. Jaffe Award for community empowerment 
05-31-2017

The Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards gives $100,000 to one grand-prize winner and $25,000 to two runners up in recognition of "work they do that empowers women and children" in the areas of health, education, social reform, and esteem. Nominees must be at least 18 years old and the creator / founder and principal decision maker of a 501(c)(3) organization.

http://www.jaffeawards.com/jaffe/home.aspx

Maine Startup and Create Week

Maine Startup and Create Week:conference celebrating entrepreneurs and start-ups. ME
Event Dates June 19 - 23, 2017

Maine Startup & Create Week (MSCW) is an eight-day celebration of startups, innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives in Portland and across the state.  MSCW is designed to showcase Maine's vibrant and growing startup ecosystem, both to our state's wider community and visiting guests from around the country.

MSCW is structured to provide both “anchor events” which our steering committee will oversee and “non-anchor events” which will be overseen by organizations that can do their own thing.  Think of it as a mixture of a structured conference and a festival of affiliated events.

www.mainestartupandcreateweek.com

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wassaic Writing Residency, NY

Call for Applications for the Wassaic Winter Art and Writing Residency, NY
Deadline 06-06-2017

The Wassaic Project e is now accepting 1-6 month proposals for the Winter Residency Season which runs from November to April.

Artists receive an adaptable raw studio space in the Old Hotel in the Maxon Mills, as well as living accommodations. Artists have access to workshop facilities and have the option of one-on-one studio visits with professional artists and curators. Jurors will include affiliates of Mass MoCA, The Whitney Museum, Chelsea galleries and more. Application fee of $25.

More details and our application portal can be found at:
http://wassaicartistresidency.org/

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Arts Festival Call (CT)

Summer Arts Festival - Essex, CT Town Green
Deadline 05-26-2017

Call for Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers And Crafters For the 2017 Essex Town Green Outdoor Summer Arts Festival. Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay.

Caldera Artist Residence, OR

Caldera Artist Residence, Sisters Oregon
Deadline- 06-16-2017

Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of under served youth through innovative year-round art and environmental programs. Caldera is pleased to announce a call for applications for its Artist in Residence program.

Every winter from January through March, creative individuals and collaborative groups from all over the world are welcomed to Caldera Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon for one-month long residencies. Residencies are open to national and international artists of any discipline, as well as creative thinkers in engineering, design and the sciences who have emerged and established themselves beyond university training.There is a $35 fee.

To apply go to:
http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/arts-in-residence/application/

http://www.calderaarts.org

Monday, May 15, 2017

SPACE Gallery Job

SPACE Gallery seeks an executive director (FT)
Deadline 06-05-2017

The next executive director of SPACE Gallery has the unique opportunity to lead a vibrant arts organization from its foundational roots into the next level of growth. With a seasoned governance board, experienced and committed staff, and a strong financial base, SPACE seeks a leader and contemporary arts enthusiast who will build upon the organization’s strengths and lead the board and staff to advance its mission, vision, and strategic priorities.

 SPACE will continue to bring challenging, category-defying arts, artists, and ideas to Portland, ME.  SPACE works with a broad spectrum of artists from visual artists, musicians and filmmakers, to dancers, playwrights, edgy thought pioneers and grassroots community members to thoughtfully curate 200+ events, exhibitions and experiences annually. The organization showcases emerging and mid-career artists. SPACE Gallery’s 30+ affordable downtown art studios provide much needed creative space to more than 50 artists, including the members of Pickwick Independent Press. SPACE is committed to supporting its recently established residency program for artists visiting Maine, with housing and stipends.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

CNCS Study Civic Engagement

Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS) - Proposals to study civic engagement 
Deadline (LOI) 06-09-2017 -- 07-11-2017

CNCS announces its National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition. It welcomes applications that build on existing research in the field, address gaps in knowledge, and provide new ideas and methodological approaches to the study of civic infrastructure, civic engagement, volunteering, national service, and other related concepts such as social capital.

https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2017/national-service-and-civic-engagement-research?utm_#application deadline

Working Artist Org. Grant

Working Artist Org. / $1000 Working Art Grant / Art Purchase Award / Call for Submissions
Deadline 05-31-2017

We offer a small monthly art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Open to all visual artists including sculptors, installation, digital, design, mixed, new media, film/video from all countries.

For application guidelines please see:
http://www.workingartist.org/art-grant-guidelines.html

info@workingartist.org

Saturday, May 13, 2017

NEFA NEST Grant

New England Foundation for the Arts, New England State Touring grant for performing arts 
Deadline, 06-01-2017

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has a mission to cultivate and promote the arts in New England and beyond. Their programs support artists across many forms of expression and many geographies, connecting them with collaborators and communities, fueling creative exchange and public discourse, and strengthening the creative economy.

The New England State Touring (NEST) grant funds presentations of New England-based artists from outside of a presenter’s state (eg. A Maine venue can bring in a Vermont artist). Nonprofit organizations, schools, or government entities based in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) are eligible to apply.

http://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/grants/nest_new_england_states_touring_grant

http://www.nefa.org/

Friday, May 12, 2017

Snowlion Repertory Company Job

Snowlion Repertory Company seeks a stage manager for Anything Helps God Bless
Deadline Open until filled

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.

Rehearsals start September 5

Show runs Sept 29 - October 8

Portland Ballet Studio Theater

Actors Equity Association production

Pay:  $500

SEND EMAIL with contact information to:  snowlionrep@aol.com

Thursday, May 11, 2017

International Documentary Association Grant

International Documentary Association (IDA) Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund to Support Independent Documentary Films
Deadline: 07-31-2017  

The International Documentary Association is accepting applications for the creation of original, independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States.

Through the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund, IDA will award production grants of up to $25,000 to up to a dozen projects that tell a compelling story and focus on one of Pare Lorentz's central concerns -- the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all, and/or the illumination of pressing social problems. The fund supports full-length documentary films that reflect the spirit and nature of Pare Lorentz's work and exhibit objective research, artful storytelling, a strong visual style, high production values, excellent writing, and outstanding music composition, as well as skillful direction, camerawork, and editing. A program of the International Documentary Association, the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund is made possible by the New York Community Trust.

Projects must be in production at the time of application, with the bulk of research and development completed but still having substantial production or post-production related work and expenses remaining. Grant funds may be used for production and post-production related expenses incurred during the period of support.

To be eligible, the applicant must be 18 years of age or older and be a producer and/or director of the submitted work. In addition, the applicant must be an independent filmmaker working on an original project. The applicant also should be an experienced filmmaker with at least one key above-the-line (producer, director, co-director, co-producer) or other principal creative (director of photography, editor) credit on a previously completed documentary.

http://www.documentary.org/pare-lorentz-guidelines

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Libra Foundation Grant

Libra Foundation grants for arts, education, health, community
Deadline 02-15-2017, 05-15-2016, 08-15-2017, 11-15-2017

Applicants are asked to complete a two-paged application in accordance with the Foundation's guidelines, both of which also may be obtained from the Foundation by contacting the Foundation. Materials should be sufficiently complete to enable the Foundation to weigh the merits of the request in comparison to others the Foundation receives. Generally the Trustees do not meet with applicants; however, if questions arise, the Trustees may wish to arrange a meeting.

An organization which receives a grant from the Foundation is expected to submit a report on completion of the program, and, in some cases, a progress report. If an organization's grant proposal is denied, it should wait one year from the date of notification before reapplying. Similarly, an organization which has received a grant should expect to wait at least one year after receiving a grant before submitting another application.

Please direct inquiries, letters and grant requests to:

Libra Foundation
Three Canal Plaza, Suite 500
P.O. Box 17516
Portland, ME 04112-8516
(207) 879-6280

http://librafoundation.org/

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Songwriting Competition

Annual USA Songwriting Competition seeking submissions 
Deadline 05-31-2017

Since 1995, the USA Songwriting Competition®, the world's leading international songwriting event, has been honoring songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists everywhere. This is open to all, regardless of nationality or country origin.

*Winners are selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges including record label publishers, producers, A&R from Universal Music, Warner, EMI, Sony Music, and other distinguished professionals. This is your chance to be discovered by the biggest names in the music business!

Our competition offers a shot at the big time for songwriters, original solo artists, and bands everywhere around the world. For you it is the contest that might just open the right doors, make the right connections and get your songs heard. Winning songs receive radio airplay! (the first for any songwriting competition!).

This is not American Idol - this is the professional songwriting competition that offers winners the clout that it it takes to really make it!

Radio Airplay!
Grand Prize of US$50,000 in Cash & Merchandise!
15 different categories
Winners Will Be determined by Top Music Industry Pros*

http://www.songwriting.net/enter-usa-songwriting-competition/

http://www.songwriting.net/

Monday, May 8, 2017

Warhol Writers Grant

The Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program call for entries
Deadline: 05-17-2017

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants in the following categories: Article, Blog, Book, New and Alternative Media, and Short-Form Writing. Grants range from $15,000 to $50,000.

Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent, and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the Arts Writers Grant Program aims to strengthen the field as a whole and to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts. For additional eligibility requirements see our guidelines. http://artswriters.org/guidelines/

Art Writing Workshop
In partnership with the International Association of Art Critics/USA Section, the Arts Writers Grant Program offers ten select applicants consultations with leading art critics. For more information click here.
http://artswriters.org/writing-workshop/

Click here to apply.
http://artswriters.org/application/

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Princess Grace Student Film Grant

Princess Grace Foundation-USA Accepting Applications for Student Films
Deadline 06-01-2017 

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is accepting applications for the  Princess Grace Film Awards.

Through the annual program, grants are awarded in support of student thesis film projects at the undergraduate and graduate level. The categories of eligible films include narrative/documentary/experimental/animation/hybrid work, as well as media installations, transmedia, webisodes, interactive Web work, and other projects where the moving image is the primary component.

Grants will be made in accordance with the student's thesis project budget; no administrative charges, overhead or indirect costs incurred by the school may be charged against the grant.

To be eligible, nominees must be a full-time or matriculated student who has not yet completed his or her film; has completed at least one film as a director; and is the director of the proposed film project.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the PGUSA website.

http://www.pgfusa.org/grants-program/grant-applications/guidelines/film

Saturday, May 6, 2017

PIP Music Grant

Partners in Performance support for rural chamber music projects
Deadline- 07-15-2017

Founded by violinist Midori in 2003, Partners in Performance is a nonprofit organization which co-presents chamber music concerts with the goal of stimulating interest in classical music, specifically in smaller communities outside the radius and without the financial resources of major urban centers. Since its incorporation, Partners in Performance has sponsored 20+ concerts in states from Maine to Washington, with marked impact in the communities.

Please visit the Application Info page to access the forms and guidelines at: http://www.pipmusic.org/app/

http://www.pipmusic.org

Friday, May 5, 2017

Vilcek Prize For Foreign-Born Artists

Vilcek Foundation Invites Applications for Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Fine Arts
Deadline 05-31-2017

The mission of the Vilcek Foundation is to raise public awareness of the outstanding contributions of foreign-born scientists and artists living and working in the United States. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications from young artists for the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Fine Arts.

The foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young foreign-born artists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Artists practicing in a variety of media — including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and other visual arts processes — are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, applicants must have been born outside the United States; be no more than 38 years; be a naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States; intend to pursue a professional career in the United States; and not be a past winner of or finalist for the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise.

http://www.vilcek.org/prizes/creative-promise/arts.html

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Maritime Film Festival Call

International Maritime Film Festival is accepting submissions
Deadline 06-01-2017

The International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF) is now accepting submissions for a juried contest of films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. It is the premier event for maritime-themed filmmaking.The entry fee is $45.

The IMFF is a joint venture between Northeast Historic Film (NHF) in Bucksport, Maine, and WoodenBoatPublications, Inc. (WBPI), in Brooklin, Maine. NHF is the technical partner, and brings a constellation of film experts to the organization, while WBPI, with its rich understanding of the topic, serves as the media and content partner. NHF’s state-of-the art theatre in Bucksport, the Alamo, will host a gala awards event on the weekend of September 30-October 2, 2016. In the months after the awards event, a compilation of winners will be offered to venues worldwide.
The awards ceremony will take place in Bucksport, Maine, and Brooklin, Maine. It will be a small, exclusive event centered at the Alamo and will include two days of screenings, short presentations, and parties—one of which will take place on the seaside campus of WoodenBoatPublications in Brooklin.

IMFF accepts documentary films on a broad range of maritime subjects. These include, but are not limited to, voyaging, racing, working, leisure, boatbuilding and restoration, historical documentary, and environment and science. Judging is not category-specific; rather, all films will be evaluated in relation to each other, in one of two tracks: Feature Length (40 minutes or more), or Shorts (under 40 minutes). All films are to be in English, or to carry English subtitles.

www.maritimefilmfestival.com

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Temp to Perm Public Arts 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

http://temptoperm.me/

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day
Event Day, The first Saturday of May (05-06-2017)

Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.

Find a shop near you.
http://www.freecomicbookday.com

Boston Beautification Call

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

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

Visit the Henderson Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application tips and instructions.

http://thehendersonfoundation.com/application.html

Monday, May 1, 2017

NEA Art Works II: Media Arts - Webinar

National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works II: Media Arts webinar
Event Date 05-03-2017 (3:30 p.m.)

NEA’s Media Arts staff will conduct a webinar on May 3, 2017, at 3:30 PM Eastern which will focus on guidelines for the upcoming Art Works II: Media Arts July 13, 2017 deadline.

You can listen to the webinar using your computer speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350, participant code: 739587

Participants will gain insight on crafting a compelling project proposal, eligible projects, resources, and examples of previously successful projects.

Eligible project types for this Art Works II: Media Arts deadline:
Production of all genres and forms of media art as an artistic medium, or a medium to broaden arts appreciation and awareness (of any discipline)
Artistic tool-making (hardware or software)
Residencies, labs, or facilities access programs for media artists
Intergenerational workshops and educational activities
Conferences, field studies, and convenings
Media arts publications
Web portals, hubs, apps, or other innovative uses of technology to provide audiences with increased access to media artists and art works
View the complete list of eligible activities here.

An archive will be available a few days after the webinar at
https://www.arts.gov/videos/webinars

https://www.arts.gov/event/2017/art-works-ii-media-arts-guidelines-workshop-webinar

Tourism Special Event Grant

Maine Office of Tourism, Special Event Marketing Grant for Organizations 
Deadline 2nd Friday of May and 1st Friday of November

The primary objective of the Maine Tourism Marketing Partnership Program (MTMPP) Special Events Grant is the creation and implementation of marketing programs designed to stimulate and expand the travel industry within Maine. The intent of Special Event Grant is to provide marketing funds to existing, well-established events needing to expand their audience to attract overnight visitation, strengthen the State’s image, have an economic impact on the state economy or attract visitation to Maine’s shoulder season.

The intent of the MTMPP Special Event Grant is to distribute awards to permanent non-profit
incorporated organizations whose primary purpose is to promote and expand tourism in the State of
Maine.

  • Organizations must be a Maine-based 501C3 or C6 must have been in existence for a minimumof three years
  • The Organization must have a focus on travel, tourism and destination promotion
  • The Organization’s Board must broadly representative of the designated region and shouldinclude individuals representing tourism interests within the region
  • Events may not occur within 60 days from the beginning of the grant contract (July 1 of January1)
  • Programs must be aligned with and support the Five Year Plan developed by the Office of