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Thursday, August 31, 2017

University of Southern Maine School Matinees

University of Southern Maine offers free school matinees and in-school workshops
Deadline - Open 

The 2017-18 University of Southern Maine seasons offers productions for grades 4 through high school and school attending the matinees. People can reserve special in-school workshop visits (at no additional cost) to help prepare students for their theatre experience.  

Contact Sara Valentine for more information: (207) 780-5192

Chop Shop Dance Festival Call (WA)

Chop Shop Contemporary Dance Festival
Deadline 11-07-2017

Now accepting applications for the 11th annual CHOP SHOP Contemporary Dance Festival 2018. (February 17 & 18, 2018 at The Theatre at Meydenbauer, Bellevue, WA.)


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Graham Foundation Architecture Grant

Graham Foundation Invites Applications From Individuals for Architecture-Related Projects
Deadline 09-17-2017  (Letters of Inquiry) 

Founded in 1956, the Chicago-based Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts provides project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs designed to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

To that end, the foundation is inviting grant applications from individuals for projects focused on architecture and the designed environment that also contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth at a crucial or potentially transformative stage of their careers; supports their efforts to take a position, develop new forms of expression, and engage debate; and helps them communicate their work in the public realm and reach new and wider audiences. The foundation is most interested in opportunities that enable it to provide critical support at key points in the development of a project or career.

The foundation offers two types of grants for individuals: Production and Presentation Grants and Research and Development Grants.

1) Production and Presentation Grants: Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to assist individuals with the production-related expenses necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include but are not limited to publications, exhibitions, installations, films, and new media projects.

2) Research and Development Grants: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to assist individuals with seed money for research-related expenses such as travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other development costs. A recipient of a Research and Development Grant is eligible to apply for a Production and Presentation Grant for the same project once the first grant has been satisfied; however, future funding is not guaranteed.

Projects with the greatest potential for funding should demonstrate an innovative, challenging idea; critical, independent thinking; advanced scholarship; and/or a new or experimental approach; the potential for impact; and clear and realistic goals, timeframe, work plan, and budget. In addition, applicants must possess strong qualifications and/or knowledge; be able to demonstrate the ability to carry out the project successfully; and have access to necessary resources beyond the funding supplied by the grant.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SouthArts Performing Arts Exchange

SouthArts' Performing Arts Exchange conference (Georgia) 
Event date 09-25-2017 through 09-28-2017

The Performing Arts Exchange, or PAE, is an annual performing arts booking, showcasing and professional development conference, managed by South Arts and hosted in an eastern city each year. PAE is the primary marketplace and forum for performing arts presenting and touring – artists and work, ideas, learning and information – in the eastern US. Our purpose is to connect artists with audiences by fostering excellence in all aspects of presenting and touring the performing arts. For over 38 years, PAE has continued its long-standing commitment to:

•Provide a marketplace for the business of presenting and touring.
•Create opportunities to experience creative work in a variety of artistic disciplines through showcases.
•Foster professional development and enhance artistic programming, technical knowledge, and leadership skills through professional seminars, workshops, roundtables and conversations with experts in the arts.
•Exchange knowledge and understanding about the performing arts field through structured and informal networking opportunities.
•Discuss current and anticipated issues affecting the performing arts field.


Yarmouth Art Festival Call

Entries open for Annual Yarmouth Art Festival
Deadline 09-15-2017
Event Dates
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Artists are invited to enter the 9th annual Yarmouth Art Festival, to be held Oct. 25-28, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road in Yarmouth. This juried show for Maine artists has become a respected and popular event for artists and art lovers alike. The juried show, created in 2009 as a new venue for Maine artists, features painting, drawing, sculpture and photography.

Submissions are done online, through Sept. 15. Simply go to http://yarmouthartfestival.comand click on “Enter artwork” at the top of the page to create an account and submit artwork for consideration. The system allows entrants to log back in and edit their submissions until the deadline. Instructions and rules are on the Rules page, http://yarmouthartfestival.com/rules/

To be notified of updates about the show (limited emails will be sent), sign up for email notification on the website, or follow the festival Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/yarmouthartfestival

Entry fees and sale commissions support St. Bart’s programs, including contributions and member support of local community services such as Friendship House, Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry in Portland, and the Compassionate Housing Initiative for New Mainers.

Location: St. Bart's Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Rd., Yarmouth, Maine
For more information: 207-846-9244; yarmouthartfestival.com

Monday, August 28, 2017

Maine Expansion Arts Fund

Community Foundation Maine Expansion Arts Fund
Deadline 09-15-2017

The Maine Expansion Arts Fund is the result of a collaborative effort of the National Endowment for the Arts, Lillian M. Berliawsky Charitable Trust, Maine Community Foundation, and Maine Arts Commission to strengthen and ensure the future of these artistic traditions. A permanent endowed fund held by the Maine Community Foundation, the Maine Expansion Arts Fund supports indigenous, ethnic, or rural arts programs or projects, particularly those that serve areas with limited access to arts events. Additional funding is provided through the Elizabeth Laughlin Anderson Memorial Fund at the Maine Community Foundation.

An advisory committee comprised of Maine artists and others knowledgeable about the needs of the state's arts organizations and programs reviews applications and makes recommendations on awards.

The Maine Expansion Arts Committee seeks to support indigenous, ethnic, or rural arts programs or projects, particularly those that serve areas with limited access to arts events.

Artistic quality of the program
Organizations that are developing and promoting the arts of their own communities, using local artists and other resources rather than importing art and artists from outside the region or state.
Ability of the organization to carry out the project for which funds are requested
Evidence of cooperation and coordination with other organizations and programs, within or outside of the arts
Evidence of local support for proposed project (financial or in-kind donations).
Projects serving underserved areas.

To be eligible for Expansion Arts Fund support for small, rural arts programming, applicants must have an operating budget of less than $250,000 a year and must have a commitment to serving rural audiences and communities.

Community-based projects affiliated with school districts are eligible to apply. School-affiliated projects supported by the Fund must be open to the public. Curriculum-based arts projects from schools or school districts are not eligible to apply. Please contact a Maine Community Foundation program officer if you are uncertain if a school-affiliated project is eligible for funding.

Grants will not normally be made for endowments, capital improvements, scholarships, a regular performance series, production costs of films or annual operating expenses (except for start-up support for new organizations and unusual circumstances where a one-time grant will meet a special need). Costs for equipment necessary to implementing a proposed project may be funded. Projects are rarely funded for a second year.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Seventh Generation Indigenous Peoples Grant

The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples
Deadline 12-01-2017

The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is offering funding in the following program areas: Arts and Creativity; Health and Well-Being; Rights of Mother Earth; Sustainable Communities and Economies; Leadership Development; and Rights, Equity, and Justice. Grants range from $250 to $10,000, with an average of $5,000.


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Patricia Dobler Poetry Award

Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
Deadline 10-02-2017

An annual poetry competition for women writers over 40. The single prize is $1,000; round-trip travel, lodging and a reading at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, and publication of the winning poem in Voices from the Attic.


Friday, August 25, 2017

National Theater Project Grant

NEFA - National Theater Project 
Deadline - Open 

 Presentation Grants are made to invited U.S. presenters and support up to 50% of the artistic fee (including travel expenses) for NTP projects.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

NEFA Open House

Open House at New England Foundation for the Arts. 
Event Date Tuesday, August 29, 2017 (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm)

Join NEFA staff for a free open house at our downtown Boston office! Meet the people who make NEFA's programs run, mingle with fellow New England creatives, and stop by stations to learn more about NEFA's programs and services. Light refreshments will be served and there will be opening remarks from NEFA's leadership. Bring your business cards and materials to share with participants. Come and go as you please, but pre-registration is required.

Chat with representatives from...
New England Presenting & Touring Programs
Creative City grant for Boston-based artists to lead projects in the public realm
CreativeGround, New England's free directory of creative people and places
Research & Creative Economy
National Theater Project
National Dance Project

Event address is : 145 Tremont Street, Seventh Floor. Boston, MA 02111


LACDA Digital Art Competition

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (lacda) - International Juried Competition
Deadline 08-28-2017

The competition is international, open to all geographical locations. The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44x60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery. The exhibit will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Surf Point Foundation Job

Surf Point Foundation seeks director (York, Maine)
Deadline 09-15-2017

The foundation will be a sanctuary where artists, architects, critics and scholars focused on the visual arts can create, experiment, develop and learn, inspired by the beauty of the Maine coast and creative isolation that Surf Point makes possible. It will be a community of ideas, where exchange of ideas and criticism among peers spurs growth of capacities and skills. It will also be a place where artists share their work with the public in Maine, as a signal of the foundation’s commitment to its role in the state.

Located in York, Maine on 46 acres on the rocky windswept coast of the open ocean, it will occupy two large homes, planned to be repurposed as artists’/writers’ studios.

The director: The director of the foundation will serve as the executive officer of the foundation with the responsibility to realize the mission of the foundation. In collaboration with the board, the director will translate the mission into practical reality. To support the activities of the foundation, the director will solicit financial support for the purposes of the foundation, from individuals, foundations, corporations, and governmental entities, providing a major fraction of the foundation’s annual operating expenses. The director will be the principal public voice of the foundation, broadening public awareness in the arts communities of the nation, particularly New England, among artists, scholars, and critics, among donors and among the broader public whose lives are enriched by the arts. The director will manage the financial, administrative and human resources of the foundation as well as the physical plant. The director will establish processes for soliciting nominations/applications for residency and processes for their evaluation. The director will create and maintain the cultural environment of Surf Point, establishing a sense of excellence and seriousness of purpose, of support for the artists and their work, assuring a respectful community as well as individual contributions to it. The director will support the progress of the residents as they realize their stated artistic goals and will assure that the products of their residencies are shared with the public. In support of the board, the director will carry out their policies and directives and will report regularly to them about financial and administrative issues, the accomplishments of the residents during their stays, and progress to identify new residents.

The director will bring a powerful vision, strong and proven leadership skills, and demonstrated experience in fund-raising, communications, public relations and marketing. The director will bring a record of stewardship of financial, administrative and human resources and daily management of those resources. A demonstrated record of engagement in the visual arts and the people and processes of their creation and analysis is essential.

To express interest in the position, please send the board of trustees a resume and a cover letter, in electronic form, by September 15, to: surfpointfoundation@gmail.com. Please also send the names of three references, who will not be contacted without explicit permission.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Maine Craft Weekend Registration

Maine Craft Association Maine Craft Weekend Call 
Deadline Late September

MCA invites artists from all over Maine to open studios, galleries and event spaces, or partner with arts organizations and craft breweries for one or both days of the weekend of October 14-15. We'll promote you, put your location on the map by region, and include you in a 'tour' of recommended stops based on your region. This event draws craft lovers and collectors from out of state, and listings are free for MCA and Maine Made members. Explore listings by region, get ideas for demonstrations, workshops, kiln openings, special one-day sales and more.


Monday, August 21, 2017

Camden National Leadership Award

Nominate a nonprofit board member for our Camden National Leaders & Luminaries Awards
Deadline 09-08-2017

We’re awarding five of Maine’s top nonprofit board members with a total of $20,000 for using passion, innovation, and ingenuity in their board governance, which has led their organization to be stronger through strategic leadership.

 A nonprofit board member can demonstrate good board governance by:
• Playing a leading role in helping the organization define and achieve its mission.
• Providing active and helpful oversight of the activities and financial stability of the organization.
• Providing leadership in helping to create the organization’s strategic direction and vision.
• Setting an example for other board members and mentor newly appointed members.

 All five deserving board members will receive:

• Funding for his or her nonprofit organization:

◦  1 winner will receive $10,000
◦ 4 finalists will receive $2,500
• Recognition in our press release
• An invitation to attend  Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) Focus on Board Innovation


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Kindling Fund Grant

Kindling Fund grant for artist directed public art projects
Deadline 10-22-2017

The Kindling Fund supports artist-organized, visual arts-based projects that have a strong public component. The most competitive projects will be ones which occur in alternative spaces, use alternative practices, or otherwise do not fit in established institutions or venues. Preference will be given to projects that present work by multiple artists.

Geographic range: 
State of Maine

Who can apply?
Artists, curators, collectives, collaboratives, partnerships, and artist-run spaces located in Maine are eligible to apply.

Who cannot apply?
-Individuals or projects that have a  Kindling Fund grant the previous year
-Incorporated 501(c)3 not-for-profit organizations
-Artists living outside of Maine
-Artists or projects who have collectively been rewarded more than $15,000 from the Kindling Fund.

Sample Project Types (all must be grounded in contemporary visual arts practices)
Curatorial projects that focus on unconventional artistic practice
Public art projects, interventions or site specific installations
The publication of writing directly related to the visual arts, including printed matter, and online publications
An artist residency program

Time frame
Completion must occur by December 31, 2018

The Kindling Fund will not support:
Private projects without a public component
Projects which are part of an established 501c3 non-profit arts organization’s programming.
Travel funds
Requests only for equipment



Saturday, August 19, 2017

Japan Foundation Performing Arts Grant

Japan Foundation Accepting Proposals for Performing Arts Projects, Collaborations
Deadline 10-31-2017 

The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries.

To that end, the foundation is accepting proposals for touring and collaborative projects through its Performing Arts Japan program. The annual program is designed to help increase access to Japanese performing arts in the United States and Canada, especially outside major metropolitan areas; to foster an understanding of these arts by providing educational programs for audiences in each touring location apart from public performances; and to support collaborative projects between Japanese and U.S./Canadian performing artists.

The maximum grant amount awarded for the 2017-18 fiscal year was $29,750.

Grants are awarded only to U.S.- or Canada‐based nonprofit organizations. To be eligible, projects must present a Japanese performing arts performance and/or be a performing arts collaboration between Japanese and American/Canadian artists. In addition, the project must explicitly include educational and/or community outreach activities.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Kress Conservation Grants

Kress Foundation Accepting Proposals for European Art Conservation Grants
Deadline 10-17-2017 

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.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit institution with 501(c)(3) status based in the United States, including supporting foundations of European institutions.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hoffman-Haas Fellowship - Seacoast cohort

Hoffman-Haas Fellowship - Seacoast cohort
Deadline 08-29-2017

The Hoffman-Haas Fellowship connects emerging leaders, experienced board members, and dynamic nonprofits with a shared mission of healthier, more vibrant communities. Through a combination of one-on-one mentoring, presentations from national speakers, and networking events with local nonprofits, Fellows prepare themselves for the challenging and rewarding work of board governance.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Contact East Arts Conference (Nova Scotia)

Contact East 2017, Performing Arts Conference  
Event Date September 21 to 24, Membertou,Nova Scotia

Register by Friday, August 18 to be included in our conference handbook's DELEGATE LISTING. Your name in the delegate listing means increased visibility during and after the conference. This will be our delegate's "go to" resource to connect with each other. Don't miss out! Contact Tara at the APA office for more information.

Call for Applications!
We work in an extremely creative industry and we’re constantly making ground breaking, collaborative ideas work in crunched timeframes and small budgets! We want to give you the opportunity to share, brag and illuminate Contact East delegates on projects or collaboration of which you’re particularly proud. Presentations will be approximately 15 minutes in length, including ample time for Q&A.

Apply today, closing deadline Friday, August 18.


New England Dance Fund Grants

New England Foundation for the Arts  Invites Applications for New England Dance Fund
Deadline 09-08-2017

Through the program, NEFA will award grants of up to $1,000 to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance. Priority will be given to timely opportunities, with the goal of supporting a diverse group of artists from a range of cultures, disciplines, aesthetics, and career stages in New England.

To be eligible, applicants must reside full-time and work in one of the six New England states.

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

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Doris Duke 'Building Bridges' Grant

Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art Accepting LOIs for Building Bridges Program
Deadline 09-08-2017  (Letters of Interest) 

The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art is accepting Letters of Interest for its Building Bridges grants program.

Grants of up to $300,000 over one to three years will be awarded for the planning and implementation of programs or projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations in arts- and culture-based experiences that advance inter-cultural relationships and understanding. Projects or programs should offer engaging, immersive, and interactive experiences that may be conducted in collaboration with other organizations and that are tailored to the needs and interests of the intended audience(s). Competitive projects may include but are not limited to the development of new programs informed by past experience of successful artistic programming, including international programming and the expansion of existing programs that advance Building Bridges Grants Program goals. Projects must take place within the United States.

Nonprofit organizations with operating expense budgets greater than $100,000 and at least $25,000 in arts-related programming are eligible to apply. Organizations with annual expense budgets between $100,000 and $500,000 may apply for grants of up to $125,000 (or no more than 25 percent of the annual expense budget). Organizations with annual expense budgets greater than $500,000 may apply for grants up to $300,000 (or no more than 25 percent of the annual expense budget).


Monday, August 14, 2017

Midcoast Actors' Studio Audition

Midcoast Actors' Studio Audition
Event Date 08-17-2017

Midcoast Actors' Studio will hold auditions for Frankenstein, a new adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic penned by director Erik Perkins, on Thursday, August 17 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave. Belfast.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. There are many roles available for men, women and children. Performances will run October 20-29 at the Crosby Center in Belfast. For more information please contact midcoastactors@gmail.com or call 370-7592.

Midcoast Actors' Studio
Jason Bannister - Producing Artistic Director
P.O. Box 19
Belfast, Maine 04915
(207) 370 - 7592

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Arts Midwest Conference

Arts Midwest Conference (Ohio)
Event Date Monday, August 28—Thursday, August 31, 2017

Finding relevance in our communities, creating points of conversation, making arts experiences accessible to everyone, and celebrating our Midwest identity—especially its diverse range of both rural and urban areas—are key areas of focus for the 2017 Arts Midwest Conference in Columbus, Ohio. More than 30 workshops and panels dig into the tactics and strategies related to these issues, and our keynotes offer opportunities for artists to share their vision for how the arts have the power to transform lives, create connections within a community, and enact change on a local level.

Spotlight Showcases provide artists and ensembles with a forum for presenting work to a large, diverse audience in a professional setting, and offer attendees the opportunity to experience a wide range of performances. Arts Midwest strives to present high-quality artists selected from a pool of national and international applicants representing dance, music, theater, variety, and family programming, ranging from large ensembles to solo artists. An integral part of the Conference, the panel-selected artists/ensembles each present a 15-minute performance and gain main stage exposure to potential presenters and audiences.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Maine Music Educators Association Job

The Maine Music Educators Association is seeking an Executive Director. 
Open until filled

The Mission of the Maine Music Educators Association is to:
To promote and advance music education by providing a voice and venue for advocacy and
advancement of music education in Maine.

The Executive Director shall oversee the budget, income and expense statements,
investments, policies and procedures, contracts, forms, conference, posted documents,
preparation/registration/publication, and social media. The Executive Director will
report to the MMEA President and the entire MMEA Executive Board and will ensure
compliance with all the MMEA policies and procedures.

Monthly Responsibilities
● Receive and process check requests - balance all bank statements.
● Establish and monitor investment accounts.
● Update the membership list and provide to the president upon request.
● Order or purchase supplies as needed.
● Keep complete records regarding expense and income by category and
● Respond to NAfME National Office requests and complete all national
forms in a timely manner.
● Submit reimbursements for business expenses pertaining to MMEA.
● Attend six annual board meetings August, October, January, March, May
and June
● Keep log of hours worked.
MMEA Conference Responsibilities
● Provide blank documents of Conference Schedule, Clinician Details, and
Clinician Needs, and Session Proposal Folder, for posting.
● Update the Host Site Manual and Conference Book for distribution and
website posting.
● Negotiate final contracts for the MMEA Banquet and Conference Hotel.
● Make contractual agreements with clinicians and conductors and
● Create online registration through the website.
● Create the Conference Program and Flyer from information
provided by chairs and hosts.
● Create pre-registration and banquet lists.
● Verify pre-registration lists for member verification and nametags.
● Prepare certificates for conference clinicians and outgoing board
● Set-up and operate convention registration.
● Post-conference requirements.
Deposit all receipts
Balance books
Send thank you notes as deemed appropriate
Send past-due income notices

● Proven record of organizational leadership
● Excellent oral and written skills
● Ability to build consensus among board members
● Proven ability to manage human and capital resources effectively
● Passion for growing the organization to serve current and future needs
● Expert knowledge of Google Docs and ability to work with Cognito
Business forms

● Anticipated 10 hours per week (ON AVERAGE) 50 weeks of the year
● $20 per hour
● $10,000 per calendar year
● Travel expenses
● Ability to work from home office

If interested please send a cover letter and resume to Sue Barre at
mainemmeapresident@gmail.com​ or at 37 Sanger Ave Waterville,
ME 04901.


Corning Museum Residency

Corning Museum of Glass Accepting Applications for Research Residency
Deadline 08-31-2017

The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, is accepting applications for a new research residency program for artists that will allow them to utilize its resources, including the permanent collections and the holdings of the Rakow Research Library, to inform their practice.

One resident will be selected for the first year to be in residence for up to three weeks. While in Corning, the artist will be asked to give a presentation about his or her work and research.

Artists who feel they would benefit from using the resources of the Rakow Library and spending some time at the Corning Museum of Glass are encouraged to apply.


Friday, August 11, 2017

USArtists Grant Program

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, USArtists International Grant Program 
Deadline 09-07-2017

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

USAI  works to promote the vibrant diversity of American artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange, and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S.-based artists.

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

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

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


Thursday, August 10, 2017

2017 Nonprofit Leadership Summit

2017 Nonprofit Leadership Summit (NH)
Event Date 09-15-2017

This year's Nonprofit Leadership Summit to explore and discuss this year's theme - "Unleashing the Power of Nonprofits" - with keynote Robert Egger, founder of the DC Central Kitchen and LA Kitchen, author, and vocal champion for the nonprofit sector with 30-years of direct service experience.

Friday, September 15, 2017, from 8:30 a.m., at Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH


GRAMMY Museum Grants

GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their grant cycle
Deadline 10-01-2017

The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals for audio preservation projects, as well as scientific research efforts. The program’s aim is to advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition.

Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy. To date, more than $7 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 400 recipients.

A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the GRAMMY Museum grant cycle, please visit http://www.grammymuseum.org/programs/grants-program

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Kennedy Center Call for Papers

John F. Kennedy Center Call for Papers about  arts and special education
Deadline 08-15-2017

Call for Papers: addressing critical issues of research, practice and policy in the arts and special education.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking academic papers addressing critical issues of research, practice, and policy in the arts and special education for publication in Volume 4 of the Exemplary Programs and Approaches Professional Papers Series


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Photographer of the Year Contest

International Photographer of the Year Contest
Deadline 08-13-2017

International Photographer of the Year creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. IPOTY celebrates creativity, ambition and supports artists to develop and present their work through competition. $4000 in prizes. Entry Fee.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Lewis Center Fellowship

Lewis Center for the Arts Accepting Applications for Princeton Arts Fellowships (NJ)
Deadline 09-19-2017

The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University is accepting applications for its Princeton Arts Fellowships.

Funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, fellowships will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early-career poets, novelists, choreographers, playwrights, designers, performers, directors, filmmakers, composers, and performance artists who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community.

Fellows will spend two consecutive academic years (September 1-July 1) at Princeton, and formal teaching is expected. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course a semester, but fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class such as directing a play or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, the expectation is that fellows will be full and active members of the Princeton community committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.

An $80,000-a-year stipend is provided through the program. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree.

All applicants must submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a personal statement of 500-750 words about how they would hope to use the two years of the fellowship at this moment in their career, and contact information for three references. In addition, work samples are requested to be submitted online (i.e., writing sample, images of completed work, video links to performances, etc.)

Holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton are not eligible.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Pollination Project Grant

Pollination Project Invites Applications from Social Entrepreneurs for Seed Grants
Deadline Open 

The Pollination Project is accepting applications from individuals for projects in the areas of arts and culture, community health and wellness, the environment, and justice.

Seed grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to social entrepreneurs for projects in the early stages of development, including those that promote compassion for all life (people, planet, animals), environmental sustainability, justice in all its forms, community health and wellness, and social change-oriented arts and culture. Only applications for seed funding, as opposed to ongoing operational or program costs, will be accepted.

To be eligible, applicants must be a passionate, committed individual with a social change vision that fits within one or more of our categories above. Established nonprofit organizations with paid staff will not be considered.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Wyeth Art Publication Grants

College Art Association Accepting Applications for Wyeth Art Publication Grants
Deadline 09-15-2017

The program supports the publication of book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. For the purposes of this program, "American art" is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Since 2005, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art has supported the publication of books on American art through the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, which is administered by the College Art Association.

The program will not consider excavation or other technical reports, articles, previously published works (including collections of previously published essays), or congress proceedings. Museum exhibition or collection catalogues containing substantial scholarship are eligible.

To be considered, applications must submitted by the publisher.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Grow Grants

Grow Grant Awards
Deadline 09-15-2017

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund Grow Grant awards between $1,000 and $3,500 to "help established groups increase capacity, collaborate, and leverage impact."

 To be eligible, applications must:

•not be for statewide, regional, national, or international work
•not be for retroactive expenses, lobbying purposes, micro-grant programs, or large capital acquisitions
•be from volunteer-driven organizations with no more than 2 full-time paid staff (or equivalents)

NEGEF Grow Grants are for:

•help deepening and expanding community projects
•expenses including general operating, stipends, capacity building, program development, expert assistance, etc.
•groups that have been active for more than 1 year

Thursday, August 3, 2017

ChoralArt Carol Contest

ChoralArt call for New England composers to create new carols
Deadline 08-17-2017

ChoralArt, formerly The Choral Art Society, of Portland, Maine gladly announces its New England Carol Contest.

ChoralArt seeks new carols from composers with a New England connection (born in, current resident of, or composer currently studying at a college, university, or conservatory in one of the six New England states). The winning entry will be premiered during the 2017-2018 season at our Epiphany concert.

- carol may be either a cappella or with organ accompaniment, SATB, divisi up to SSATB
- duration 3 minutes
- English text

The winning composer will receive a $750 cash prize. There is no cost to apply.


Wednesday, August 2, 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


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sustainable Arts Foundation Award

Sustainable arts foundation offers awards for artists and writers with children. 
Deadline 08-31-2017

Our program focuses on awards to individual artists and writers with families. Specifically, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18. We welcome applicants from anywhere, but will give some preference to residents of the San Francisco bay area.

Additionally, we will be awarding a number of smaller Promise Awards to those applicants whose work may not qualify for the main awards, but nonetheless demonstrates both skill and potential.

The foundation offers awards in two major categories: visual arts and writing. We encourage writers working in fiction, nonfiction, play writing, and poetry to apply.Visual artists practicing painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, film/video, and photography are encouraged to apply.

We seek to reward excellence. Your portfolio will assist us greatly in evaluating your work which may, but need not, refer to your parenting. We're also interested in hearing what your plans are, and how this award might assist you in attaining your goals.