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Friday, June 30, 2017

Open Call Film Funds

The Open Call application for film finishing funds 
Deadline 08-05-2017

The Open Call application is now open here. All materials must be submitted via our new electronic application system. The system allows you to save and return to your application as often as you like before the deadline.

The following is a list of information and materials that you will upload to your application form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alexandra Cantin alexandra_cantin@itvs.org

Open Call Application Materials

Program description
Resumes and Crew Bios
Work-in-progress video
Budget summary information
Program description (up to seven pages total, Word or PDF format)

Communicate your program idea with as much detail as possible within seven pages. Be sure to include the following:

A synopsis of the program
A treatment specifying how you will translate your story from page to screen
A discussion of theme, format, structure, style, and point of view
The anticipated audience for the program. Are there specific communities (for example, defined by geography, ethnicity, class, or generation) who are the target audience for this program? In what way is this audience not being currently served by public television? How have you addressed the needs and interests of this audience? What is your relationship and access to this community?
Reasons the program is appropriate for public television
Production personnel (up to seven pages total, Word or PDF format)

Applicants and Co-applicants must each submit a résumé (including their filmography), up to three pages each. No summaries or blurbs will be accepted in place of a résumé, although a summary bio and filmography is acceptable. For the list of key production personnel only (additional directors or producers, advisors, editor, cinematographer/videographer, etc.), include name, position, and a short bio.

Work-in-progress video (10 to 15 minute sample or full rough cut, video file)
ITVS Open Call now only accepts works-in-progress between 10 to 15 minutes in length, unless you are submitting a full rough cut (80% to 120% of proposed length).

Full information at:

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Chenven Foundation Call

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation call to visual artists 
Deadline 07-15-2017

Annual awards to individual artists and craftpersons living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. Applicants should have a developed body of work. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art or music submissions.

An independent jury of three artists or curators will judge the submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. The maximum award is 1,500 dollars. Previous winners of a Foundation grant are not eligible for a second award. Winning submissions will be retained by the Foundation and may be used by the Foundation for publicity purposes.




Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Anderscoggin Bank, $25k for Kids

Anderscoggin Bank, $25k for kids, community grant 
Deadline 07-31-2017

All non-profit organizations that meet the criteria of the Foundation are invited to apply. Previous grant recipients are welcome to apply. There will not be a preference in the review of applications based on an organizations history with the Foundation. If you have applied for a quarterly grant in the past, please remember that applications will be considered as submitted and should not reference previous applications to provide information about an organization or a project.

For the $25k for Kids grant, the following criteria (in addition to the stated requirements for all MainStreet Foundation grants) will be strong considerations in the review process.

The primary considerations are:
◾Provide an unmet critical need for food, shelter, and security.
◾Benefit a large number of kids.
◾The grantee will have an infrastructure in place.
◾The grant will have a major impact on the organization.
◾The grant will help kids in some of the communities served by Androscoggin Bank branches.

 We announce the winner and runners-up for the $25k for Kids award at our November Annual Meeting.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Public Art Webinar

Demystifying Public Art, with Lynn Basa (webinar)
Event Date 06-29-2017 - 7:00 p.m.

90-minute webinar covers all aspects of researching and applying for public art commissions for visual artists. Questions answered include:
• Is public art for me?
• How do I find public art commissions?
• How does the selection process work?
• Does it require any special skills?
• Is it worth my while?
•Am I selling out if I make art for the general public?

Monday, June 26, 2017


New England Foundation for the Arts, New England State Touring grant for performing arts 
Deadline, 08-01-2017

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.



Sunday, June 25, 2017

CNCS Study Of Civic Engagement

Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS) - Proposals to study civic engagement 
Deadline 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

Saturday, June 24, 2017

National Geographic Photographer of the Year

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 
Deadline 06-30-2017

Each year, photographers around the world send National Geographic Travel gorgeous images that captivate and astonish. Their judges are looking for photos that tell the story of a place and travel moments that inspire. The official categories are Nature, Cities, and People.


Friday, June 23, 2017

Gifford Foundation Leadership Award

Gifford Foundation Invites Nominations for 2017 Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award
Deadline 06-30-2017

The Gifford Foundation is accepting nominations for the Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award, which recognizes a nonprofit professional who best exemplifies the foundation's former executive director's approach to leadership.

A cash prize will be awarded to a nonprofit professional whose leadership style is nimble and creative, encourages lifelong learning, embraces leaps of faith and does not fear failure, works "with" not "for," fully engages in collaborative approaches, and at all times believes passionately in the power of change and personal growth. The award can be used for professional development opportunities, personal needs, or just to allow the nominee to recharge his/her batteries. The only restriction is that the funds may not redirected to the nominee's organization.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Writers Omi Residency

Writers Omi Accepting Applications for Translation Lab 2017 Residencies
Deadline 07-15-2017 

Writers Omi at Ledig House, a part of the Omi International Arts Center, is accepting proposals for its Translation Lab, an intensive residency for four collaborating writer-translator teams in the fall.

Through the intensive twelve-day program, translators will be invited to work directly with the writers whose work is being translated about text-specific questions. The program also serves as an essential community-builder for English-language translators who are working to increase the amount of international literature available to English-language readers. All text-based projects — fiction, nonfiction, theater, film, poetry, and so on — are eligible.

The dates for Translation Lab 2017 are November 8-19. All residencies will be fully funded, including airfare and local transport from New York City to the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, located two and a half hours north of New York City in the historic Hudson River Valley.

Translators, writers, editors, and agents are eligible to apply.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Maine Media Workshops Photographic Award

Maine Media Workshops Arnold Newman Prize for Photographic Portraiture
Deadline 09-15-2017

We are excited to announce that the Call for Entries for The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture is now open! For the second year, we are hosting and administering the prestigious Arnold Newman Prize, which is awarded annually to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in the genre of portraiture. The $20,000 prize is designed to assist the winner in continuing the pursuit of their work and to serve as a launching pad for the next phase of their career.

The Prize was established in 2009 by The Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation to honor Arnold’s lasting contributions to the fields of portraiture and teaching. The Foundation continues to generously fund the prize and we are proud to administer the prize since Arnold was an integral member of the workshops community for more than 30 years.



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Maine Public Job

Maine Public Radio is looking for an Announcer / Assignment Producer
Deadline Open until filled

Maine Public Radio is looking for an Announcer / Assignment Producer to join our team and to assist us in continuing the valued statewide public broadcasting service for which it is known!

The schedule for this position, which will be based at our Portland facility, needs to be flexible to accommodate the varied and changing needs of radio operations.  

Responsibilities include preparation and reading of announcements and news over the air for Maine Public Radio, operating studio equipment including computers and digital and analog audio components, producing regular and special programs and program segments, assisting in varied program production and recordings, and participating in various marketing and development events as assigned, as well as other reasonably related duties.

Requirements include a college degree or equivalent work experience and at least one year of experience as a radio or television announcer. Familiarity with computers, software, and digital systems is required.  A conversational, steady, and measured public radio on-air delivery style is required.  Prior digital editing experience is preferred and familiarity with digital radio automation systems and processes is helpful.

To apply submit cover letter, current resume and sample audio files to apply@mainepublic.org

Maine Public offers competitive pay and excellent benefits. To review the full job description, go to http://mainepublic.org/post/announcer-assignment-producer

Monday, June 19, 2017

Children's Museum Job

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine seek Director of Development
Deadline open until filled

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the overall fundraising strategies for the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine to achieve operating and strategic objectives.  Duties include overseeing major gifts, annual giving, endowment, and planned giving, as well as special events, corporate membership and sponsorship, and grants programs.


Sustain, grow and foster relationships with Children’s Museum & Theatre existing donors
Engage and cultivate relationships with prospective donors
Establish and implement fundraising goals, priorities and policies in concert with the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
Broaden the Museum & Theatre’s base of financial support by cultivating and pursuing new revenue sources (earned and contributed) while maintaining current revenue sources.
Develop and monitor systems and procedures to support contributed and earned revenue streams.
Create a yearly work plan for the Development department and work with staff members to implement the strategies outlined within it.
Create a donor communication plan in coordination with Communications Manager
Supervise professional staff, consultants, contractors and volunteers in implementation of major gifts, annual giving, corporate membership, endowment, grants, and planned giving.
Oversee implementation of gift entry and acknowledgement systems.
Coordinate donor cultivation and fundraising efforts with the Capital Campaign Director
Prepare and administer departmental budget.
Serve as an active member of the management team.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
Participate in annual self-evaluation and review


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree a plus
Successful experience in all areas of development, preferably in a museum, performing arts or educational setting
Proven track record of achieving earned and contributed income targets totaling $1,000,000+ annually
Excellent management, planning and organizational skills
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
Excellent persuasive writing, editing and proofreading skills
Ability to problem solve and meet deadlines
Tech savvy, specifically with database/customer relations management software
Team player
The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equal opportunity at all times without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Submit cover letter, resume, and Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine employment application (found on http://www.kitetails.org/about-us/employment/) via mail to: Suzanne Olson, Executive Director, 142 Free Street, Portland Maine, 04101 or email: hiring@kitetails.org

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Gottlieb Emergency Grants

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Accepting Applications for Emergency Grants
Deadline Open 

Established in 1976, the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation aims to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success.

As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its Emergency Grant program, which is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation. One-time grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to artists to provide assistance with a specific emergency, including fire, flood, or an emergency medical issue.

To be eligible, an artist in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Westbrook Public Art Call

Westbrook Arts & Culture Public Art Call
Deadline 06-30-2017

Westbrook Arts and Culture is making a call to artists who have a significant connection to Maine to submit proposals to design, create and install exterior artwork in downtown Westbrook, Maine.

The committee will consider making direct purchases for completedpieces that clearly align with the site background. The total project budget is approximately $47,500.00.

If you have questions about the locations or would like to visit them with a committee representative, please contact Caren Michel at westbrookartsculture@gmail.com


Portland Stage Company Job

Portland Stage Company Development Job (FT)
Deadline Open until filled

Portland Stage is seeking a Development Director or Development Manager responsible for the planning and implementation of all aspects of a successful, comprehensive Development Program. Contributed income has steadily grown and we are looking for a person to help continue that trend. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent writing and public speaking ability, be an effective manager, and be a talented business strategist with proven experience in building and maintaining relationships with the community, donors, and board members. Arts organization experience a plus but not a requirement, but there must be a willingness to learn about the arts and the organization.

Portland Stage is a professional theater with a $2.1 million budget operating in the heart of the Arts District in Portland, Maine. Programming extends beyond the Mainstage to include New Work Development as well as Education Programs. Our work environment is creative and collaborative and our staff works as a team to support, promote, and produce high quality productions and programs for our community.

Send a Cover Letter and Resume to search@portlandstage.org.

For a complete job description, information on how to apply, and more information about the Company and its programs go to www.portlandstage.org/job

Friday, June 16, 2017

Engine, Inc. Job

Engine seeks a Program Director (PT)
Deadline 07-01-2017

Engine seeks a Program Director to lead the development and implementation of youth and community maker programs for the nonprofit organization’s Compass Project program and in the Maine FabLab. The Compass Project is a boat building program for youth and young adults. The Maine FabLab is a digital fabrication makerspace. The ideal candidate will a desire to provide structure and support to youth through hands-on and project-based experiential educational opportunities. Experience in a formal or informal education environment, experience in woodworking/boatbuilding, and knowledge of the boatbuilding and maker community is strongly preferred.

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for the growth and implementation of the maker program and events.

The position will be 20-30 hours per week to start. Compensation $15-18 per hour depending on experience. Opportunity to move to full-time as programming grows.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

Developing, coordinating, and implementing youth programs for the Compass Project and in the Maine FabLab, including semester and yearlong school-based collaborations, and camp programs.
Developing, coordinating, and implementing community programs for the Compass Project and in the Maine FabLab.
Managing commissioned boatbuilding projects, boat sales, and donations.
Working with a diverse demographic of alternative learners, including at-risk youth.
Coordinating, training, and managing part-time staff and volunteers.
Maintaining and supplying the woodshop, specifically for boat building, and the Maine FabLab.
Promoting the Compass Project and Maine FabLab to the community at large.
Participating in fundraising and development.
Spearheading marketing and promotion for the program and facilities.

Candidates must possess strong organizational, communication and supervisory skills and the ability to relate well to students, staff, parents and volunteers.
This position requires flexibility, organization, creativity, and an interest in making.
Candidates must have the ability to manage multiple projects/programs at the same time.
Marketing and budget experience is also expected.
Additional Job Information

Please send resumé and qualifications to director@feedtheengine.org

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Arts Are Elementary Job

Arts Are Elementary seeks an Executive Director (PT)
Deadline 07-05-2017

A part time, flexible position is available for an Executive Director (ED) at Arts Are Elementary (AAE). AAE is a small nonprofit organization that provides professional artist residencies to every K-5 student in Brunswick, Maine. We also provide art enrichment experiences that raise awareness of the arts in the local community. The ED’s primary responsibilities are development, communication and organizational management. The ED works closely with the Program Director and the Board of Directors and remains current in nonprofit best practices. The ED is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with donors, artists, Brunswick schools, and the community. Salary: $10,000 -12,000

Qualified candidates would ideally have:

development, leadership and management experience
excellent written and oral communication skills
grant writing experience
the ability to manage multiple projects independently
computer proficiency, including website management and social media engagement

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume (including references) to aaeboardme@gmail.com, “ED position” in subject line. Applications due by July 5th.


Waterfall Arts Job

Waterfall Arts seeks Capital Campaign Manager (PT)
Deadline Open until filled

Waterfall Arts, a non-profit Community Arts Center in Belfast, Maine, seeks a highly organized and enthusiastic experienced project manager to manage upcoming Capital Campaign. Responsibilities include but not limited to: assist committee to maintain timeline, coordinate outreach schedules and events, manage donor database and communications, produce reports and campaign materials, provide support to the Campaign Chair and Committee. Candidates should have: strong organizational skills; experience working collaboratively with staff and volunteers; excellent communication skills, including writing and speaking; proficiency in digital info management and communications; ability to multi-task and work well both cooperatively and independently; and a professional yet warm and friendly attitude. Requires an enthusiastic affinity for positive interaction with the public. 15-20 hours per week. Rate based on experience.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

KISMET Residency

The KISMET Foundation's Artist-In-Residence Program (ME)
Deadline 09-30-2017

Residency dates, one month in November to May

The KISMET Foundation's "Artist-In-Residence" program supports and enhances the work of writers, artists and musicians, by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection and collegial interaction in a setting of natural beauty.

Our cottage offers three bedrooms on over two acres on Casco Bay. In-town Yarmouth studio space and an on-site studio building foster a vibrant and quiet environment in which to create and teach.

Residencies available 1 to 4 weeks, from November to May Calendar exclusions: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's weeks.

Application deadline: 3 months prior to desired attendance dates (subject to availability), unless other arrangements have been made with KISMET Foundation representatives.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation

The Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation grants to support Maine communities
Deadline 06-30-2017

The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation is a private non-profit organization that promotes strengthening and supporting communities and draws upon the values and spirituality of the founders. The Foundation has a special interest in organizations and people who have less recourse to the usual channels of resources, focusing on community-based initiatives in the State of Maine.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Fledgling Film Fund Grant

Fledgling Film Fund 
Deadline rolling

Fledgling has an open rolling application process for grants to support outreach and engagement for social issue documentary film projects that have the potential to inspire positive social change around issues that affect the most vulnerable. You can submit an application online at any time and will be asked to include a description of the project, its social change goals and your plans for moving the project forward. Typically, film projects have at least a rough cut. We review proposals on a rolling basis and you will be notified of our decision within three months.

Grants typically range from $10K – $25K. We support audience engagement planning and implementation. Support for planning is for building the strategy for outreach and engagement and can be used before a project is complete to prepare for its launch. Grants are NOT available to support production or post-production.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

National Creative Aging Roster

Call to sign up to Lifetime Arts’ Creative Aging Roster 
Deadline open 

Lifetime Arts’ Creative Aging Roster is a free online directory of professional teaching artists – peer vetted and qualified to design and deliver instructional arts programs for older adults. Searchable by arts discipline, geographic location and languages spoken, the Roster is available to anyone interested in engaging teaching artists for participatory arts workshops in community settings.

To be listed on the Creative Aging Roster, teaching artists must apply and pass a panel review. Applications are evaluated by a panel of cross sector experts in the arts, aging, community cultural development and arts education fields.

Please note: Artists listed on the Roster are not employees of Lifetime Arts, Inc., and Lifetime Arts, Inc. assumes no responsibility for their individual performance. Commitments, agreements and contracts between teaching artists on the Roster and any other organization are private and outside the scope of Lifetime Arts services.   As such, being a member of the Lifetime Arts Roster does not guarantee employment.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Music Therapy Scholarship

American Music Therapy Association, Anne Emery Kyllo Professional Scholarship
Deadline 06-23-2017

The American Music Therapy Association is accepting applications for the  Anne Emery Kyllo Professional Scholarship, an annual program designed to support professional music therapists in their efforts to expand their training and professional interactions through continuing education.

Three cash scholarships of $500 each will be awarded annually for use toward continuing music therapy education credits.

The award may be used for national and/or regional conferences, continuing music therapy education courses, and/or other continuing education courses that meet the educational activity guidelines as established by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. In addition, the award may be used for post-undergraduate coursework as it relates to the clinical practice of music therapy. The award is for one calendar year.


Friday, June 9, 2017

Singing for Change Grant

Singing for Change community improvement grant
Open Deadline 

Singing for Change supports nonprofit organizations that inspire personal growth, community integration, and the enhanced awareness that collectively, people can bring about positive change. We believe people can achieve sustainable self-sufficiency through dynamic, connected, diverse communities.

We focus our resources on inclusive, community-based organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts, where foundation support can make a significant difference. Most likely to be considered are organizations that keep their overhead low and collaborate with other groups in their community to find innovative ways of solving a common problem. SFC is interested in programs that empower individuals to effect positive change in their communities.

Specifically, we look for groups that are:

Working to engage individuals in their communities
Helping people realize their full potential
Creating lasting change in the communities they serve

Areas Of Interest:

Children and families: Grants are awarded to programs fostering self-sufficiency and stability. Individual therapy is not funded, nor are therapeutic or recreational camps or wish-fulfillment programs.
The environment: Grants are awarded to programs teaching people practical, everyday methods of conservation, protection and the responsible use of natural resources. Efforts to protect individual species or animals are not usually funded by SFC.
Disenfranchised groups: SFC defines these groups as people who have been marginalized in society because of their low levels of skill, education or income, people with disabilities, and people who are homeless.

Projects most likely to be considered are those which:

Help people overcome social or economic barriers to education or employment
Promote the empowerment of individuals toward self-sufficiency, and provide opportunities for personal growth that benefit their greater community
Demonstrate human equality and encourage people to cross boundary lines to help others

Funding Categories: Grants range in size from $1,000.00 to $10,000.00.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mark Twain "Royal Nonesuch" Humor Contest

Mark Twain "Royal Nonesuch" Humor Contest, call to writers
Deadline 06-30-2017

Recognizing that Samuel Clemens (aka: Mark Twain) began writing at an early age and to encourage other young authors, we welcome submissions for two categories:

Adult (age 18 and over at time of submission) at $23 per submission, and
Young Author (age 17 and under at time of submission) at $13 per submission.
Submissions fees go towards the preservation of The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT. This contest is a whole new way for "Twainiacs" to support Mark Twain's legacy. We thank you sincerely!

Word limit is 7,000 words.

Submit your original humorous essays and stories for a chance at a cash prize, and best of all - bragging rights! Last year's winners took home $3,500+ in prizes.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fuller Foundation Grant

Fuller Foundation Community grant
Deadline 06-15-2017

The Fuller Foundation primarily funds non-profit agencies that support youth at risk, protect wildlife, and showcase the arts.

General Guidelines:

Proposals for these grants must follow all current “Application Procedures” as outlined in The Fuller Foundation, Inc. Guidelines.
Any Grant submitted that is incomplete will not be considered. The Fuller Foundation does not award grants to individuals.
No capital projects will be considered unless, in the opinion of the Trustees, the gift will have significant impact.
Faxed or emailed grant requests will not be accepted.
No multi-year grants will be considered.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Androscoggin Bank Community Grants

Androscoggin Bank's Main Street Foundation Community Improvement Grant
Deadline Quarterly

Androscoggin Bank's MainStreet Foundation makes grants to agencies actively working in communities where they operate to help local kids thrive. These grants vary based on the need and are awarded in amounts up to $5,000. The Foundation generally gives priority to local organizations with sustainable, if modest, organizational budgets.

Agencies and missions served: After-school and mentoring programs; Leadership development experiences; Promoting literacy and love of learning; Coping with homelessness and family discord; Promoting mental health; Learning life-management skills.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Jane's Trust

Jane's Trust Grant for Community Improvement
Deadline 07-15-2017

Jane's Trust makes grants to address important issues in the Trust's fields of interest and areas of geographical focus, and are interested primarily in organizations and projects which benefit underserved populations and disadvantaged communities.

The Trust supports collaborations among nonprofit organizations and welcomes joint applications, and encourages grant requests and collaborations that bridge two or more areas of interest. Application is a two step process involving first the submission of an initial inquiry and then, only upon request from the Trustees, the submission of a full proposal. The Trustees meet several times per year to consider requests, although payment of all grants is in December.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Aaron Copland Music Fund

Aaron Copland Fund grant cycle is now open for professional performing ensembles
Deadline 06-30-2017

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music grant cycle is now open. Applicants must be working to support artistic excellence that encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American music.

Grants range from $1,000 to $20,000.

Eligibility: Funds are available for General Operating Support or Project Support for professional performing ensembles with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that commitment.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
 •Non-profit tax-exempt status.
 •Performance history of at least two years at the time of application.
 •Demonstrated commitment to contemporary American music.

It is advised that organizations whose programming (in terms of duration) for the preceding 2 seasons does not consist of at least 20% contemporary American music apply only for project support.

Individuals, student ensembles, festivals and presenters without a core ensemble are not eligible.

Grants will not be made for the purpose of commissioning composers. Requests from dance companies are eligible, but only for costs associated with live performances of music by contemporary American composers of concert music. Project support will be given only for a project that begins in the current season. Multi-year projects will be considered if they begin in the current season, but projects that have already begun generally will not be eligible for support.

For more information, visit the website



Saturday, June 3, 2017

Moore Park Art Show Call

Moore Park Art Show Call to visual and craft artists
Deadline 07-01-2017

Artists and fine crafters are sought for the =Moore Park Art Show set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 30, on Route 26, with a rain date of Aug. 6. A full day of live entertainment is also planned.

Artists will be vying for $50 ribbons in Fine Art, Photography and Artisan Craft to be judged by regional art professionals, in addition to a $250 Purchase Award sponsored by Chandler Funeral Homes.

Artists and fine crafters are invited to apply who represent paintings, drawings, photography, woodworking, metal sculpting, weaving, metalsmithing glass blowing, beading, print and book making, quilting and more. All art work displayed must be the original design and creation of the exhibitor.

Booth spots are 10-feet by 10-feet and cost $65 for a single exhibitor. Shared booths are $40 for each artist, up to four per booth. Student booth fees are $40 per booth, or $25 each for a shared booth.

Exhibitors must supply their own tent, tables and display materials. A

Community groups booth spots cost $30. Food vendor spots cost $75. Food vendors must provide proof of insurance with application.

For more information, email mooreparkart@gmail.com
or call 890-6386

Friday, June 2, 2017

Grateful American Book Prize

Grateful American Book Prize for children’s historical non-fiction and fiction focusing on the United States
Deadline 07-31-2017

The Grateful American Book Prize is the only award for excellence in writing, storytelling and illustration for children’s historical non-fiction and fiction focused on the events and personalities that have shaped the United States since the country’s founding.

The Prize, which was created by author and publisher David Bruce Smith and Dr. Bruce Cole, the former Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, consists of a $13,000 cash award in commemoration of the 13 original Colonies. It is believed to be among the highest cash awards among book prizes in general. In addition, the winner will receive a medal created by Smith’s mother, the renowned artist Clarice Smith.

One of the prime intentions of the Prize is the restoration of history as an integral part of early education in the United States. Perhaps it will encourage a “grass roots” movement that will allow the country’s successes and failures of the past to inform the future.

In recent decades, education has concentrated on math and science, even in elementary and middle school classrooms. History has been pushed out in favor of subjects that may offer economic gain for the individual and the country. Though this is a worthy objective, it fosters a lack of understanding of who we are, what we’ve done and what we can do in the future.

Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, the third president of the United States and, the founder of the University of Virginia. He stressed the importance of history because: “…apprising them [students] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views.”


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Film Project PA Jobs

Production Assistants needed for upcoming reality TV show shoot in Waterford, Maine.
Deadline - open until filled 
Work dates - June 12 to August 20

Experience working on reality TV shows or film shoots, as well as with camera crews and in production offices preferred. Applicant must be OK working outdoors in all kinds of weather.
MUST be able to work as a local to the Waterford, ME area, Auburn, ME area or surrounding areas. Crew housing will not be provided.

Dates needed are 6/12 - 8/20.
Rate is $150/day based on a 12 hour day.
Please email resumes to ryan.carroll@evolutionusa.com

Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation

Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation Grants
Deadline 06-30-2017

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

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