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Saturday, September 30, 2017

ACLS Fellowships in American Art

ACLS Accepting Applications for Fellowships in American Art 
Deadline 10-25-2017 

With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies offers the Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art for graduate students at any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing.

Ten fellowships providing stipends of $32,000 and up to $4,000 as a travel allowance are available for a non-renewable, one-year term for the 2018-19 academic year. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The fellowships may not be used to defray tuition costs or be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant.

Applicants must be a PhD candidate in a department of art history in the United States. A student with an appropriate project whose degree will be granted by another department is eligible only if the principal dissertation advisor is in a department of art history. (Students preparing theses for the MFA degree are not eligible.)

Candidates must have a dissertation focused on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, attention to the art object and/or image should be foremost. Projects must be object-oriented and use art-historical or visual studies approaches. Proposals whose emphases are predominantly socio-historical will not be considered. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation before beginning fellowship tenure and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Obama Foundation Fellowships

Obama Foundation Fellowships
Deadline 10-06-2017

The Obama Foundation Fellows will be a diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and more – who are altering the civic engagement landscape. By engaging their fellow citizens to work together in new and meaningful ways, Obama Foundation Fellows will model how any individual can become an active citizen in their community.

The inaugural class of 20 Fellows will be integral to shaping the program and the community of Fellows for future years. For this first class, we’re seeking participants who are especially excited about helping us design, test, and refine the Fellowship.

Our two-year, non-residential Fellowship will offer hands-on training, resources, and leadership development. Fellows will also participate in four multi-day gatherings where they will collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners, and collectively push their work forward. Throughout the program, each Fellow will pursue a personalized plan to leverage Fellowship resources to take their work to the next level.

Civic innovators
Discipline diverse
At a tipping point in their work
Talented, but not connected
Good humans

Arts Educators Professional Development

Registration for Maine Department of Education sessions for Professional Development for Arts Educators
Deadline: Various

Registration/applications are open for Arts Education Professional Development Opportunities.

Full STEAM Ahead!: Visual and performing arts teachers and science teachers will come together to form STEAM cohorts throughout the state. You do not need to register with a science teacher. We will have a three cohorts, one in the northern, southern, and western regions. Arts Integration expert, Lisa Donovan, and Science Education expert, Kate Cooke Whitt, will guide teachers as they learn more about VPA and science standards, collaborate on STEAM designs, teaching strategies, lessons, and units, and explore arts and science integrated teaching strategies. Lunch will be  provided. Cost $50 and a credit card will be required to register. The cohorts will meet in person three times as listed below:
*         Northern cohort at the RiSE center at UMO: Friday, October 20th; Friday, January 12th; Saturday, March 31st
*         Western cohort at the University of Maine, Farmington campus: Thursday, October 19th; Saturday, January 13th; Thursday, March 29th
*         Southern cohort at the University of Southern Maine, Portland campus: Saturday, October 21st; Thursday, January 11th; Friday, March 30th




Early Childhood and Visual Arts: Visual art and early childhood teachers are invited to apply and attend together for training three times through the school year. During these sessions you will be guided by an early childhood expert and an early childhood visual art specialist. You will build collaborative partnerships while you broaden your visual art skills, as well as developmentally appropriate teaching for preschoolers. Both teachers will learn strategies to be used in both in the early childhood classroom and the art room. The training will be aligned to Maine's Early Learning and Development Standards http://www.maine.gov/doe/publicpreschool/documents/Maine-ELDS.pdf and supported by research on the importance of arts education being available every day in the early childhood classroom. Over the course of the three workshop days, teams will learn a variety of visual art techniques and become more comfortable integrating arts education into the other learning domains t  o support knowledge and development. The training is free and each team selected will receive $500 worth of equipment and supplies for their classroom. Teams will meet in the following three regions of the state dates during the November, February, and April:
*         Northern cohort at the University of Maine, Presque Isle campus (Nov. 17th, Feb. 15th, April 12th)
*         Central cohort at Educare in Waterville (Nov. 7th, Feb. 6th, April 3rd)
*         Southern cohort location and dates TBD




Early Childhood and Music and Movement: Performing arts and early childhood teachers are invited to apply and attend together for training four times throughout the school year. During these sessions you will be guided by an early childhood expert and an early childhood performing arts specialist. You will build collaborative partnerships while you broaden your performing arts (music and movement) skills, as well as developmentally appropriate teaching for preschoolers. Both teachers will learn strategies to be used in both in the early childhood classroom and the performing arts/ music room. The training will be aligned to Maine's Early Learning and Development Standards http://www.maine.gov/doe/publicpreschool/documents/Maine-ELDS.pdf and supported by research on the importance of arts education being available every day in the early childhood classroom. Over the course of the four workshop days, teams will learn a variety of performing arts techniques and become more comf  ortable integrating arts education into the other learning domains to support knowledge and development. The training is free and each team selected will receive $650 worth of equipment and supplies for their classroom. The cohort will meet at Educare in Waterville on October 17th, January 10th, March 6th, and May 15th.


Fresh Chapters, Visual and Performing Arts Book Club: We will begin book club at this October with the book Artistic Edge. The group will meet virtually three times to discuss this wonderful book that examines the important "edge" students who participate in arts education have in life, specifically the current job market. Participants all receive the book and contact hours.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

TEDxDirigo Scholarships

TEDxDirigo Confernce Scholarships for Dissonance 
Deadline: Available until supplies run out 
Event Date November 04, 2017 

TEDxDirigo is happy to announce that we are able to offer scholarships to people that otherwise couldn't afford to attend TEDxDirigo. For every event, our volunteer team works hard to build partnerships to ensure this access. In addition, many in the TEDxDirigo community contribute to this scholarship fund. Thank you to everyone that has done so.

If you are on a limited fixed income, a student, a member of the First Nation Tribes, a year round island resident, or otherwise unable to afford the TEDxDirigo registration price, please complete the scholarship request.



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

TD Bank Community Grants

TD Bank grants and community sponsorship.
Deadline Open

Supporting the communities where we live and work has long been one of TD Bank's core values. Our mission is to strengthen the fabric of neighborhoods, and improve and enrich the lives of community members by supporting local organizations. In particular, TD Bank is committed to promoting economic empowerment, youth development and community involvement.

You may apply as many times as you would like throughout the year, but only one grant will be awarded to an organization per calendar year. At the end of the application process, you will be given the option to create an account or log into an existing account. After you create an account, you will receive an e-mail confirmation for your new grant application. Due to the large number of requests received, we are unable to provide a telephone confirmation for individual requests.

All applications will be reviewed at the local level with final recommendations by the TD Charitable Foundation's grants committee and approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors. Building an inclusive organization is a key element of the TD Charitable Foundation's giving strategy. We are working to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities we serve. Our commitment to diversity includes how we contribute to our communities. Projects, programs and activities funded by the TD Charitable Foundation must be consistent with this commitment.

Complete information at:


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CEC ArtsLink international Artists Grant

CEC ArtsLink Grant Opportunities for International Artists & Arts Managers
Deadline 10-15-2017

Through its ArtsLink Residency program, CEC Artslink is inviting applications from contemporary artists and arts managers working in the performing arts and literature to live and work in the United States.

Preference will be given to applicants for whom this will be a first-time opportunity for in-depth creative work in the U.S., as well as to applicants whose artistic practice integrates innovative approaches to interaction with the community.

Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of English to function independently while in the U.S. Undergraduate students, amateurs, and research scholars are not eligible to apply. In addition, arts managers must be affiliated with an arts organization in the non-commercial sector. Artists seeking placement in commercial firms are also ineligible to apply.

Contemporary artists and arts managers from the following countries are eligible to apply: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.


Artwalk Augusta Call

Augusta Art Walk Call for Art & Submission Guidelines - “Raw Space”
Deadline 10-25-2017

The Augusta Downtown Alliance in a collaborative venture with the University of Maine Augusta will be hosting an Art Walk on Water Street in Downtown Augusta on Friday, November 10th from 5:30-8PM. This walk will not only celebrate the vibrant existing Augusta Downtown community, but will also unleash the untapped potential of pure urban rawness that lies within the available raw empty spaces downtown. All media will be considered, forms including, but not limited to are drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, fine craft, performance art. Artists who have participated in previous Augusta art walks are encouraged to submit new work that has been created within the last three years.

Submission Process: If you are an individual artist and would like to have your work considered for an existing retail space, please submit up to 10 images of work (in jpeg format). On the subject line, please indicate your name and “Raw Space: Individual_ ArtistLastNameFirstName.” Please keep image size to 500 KB per image. In your email, please include a resume/CV and a work list indicating the title, medium, size, and date of the work in a single PDF. If submitting music or video, please provide links of 2 minutes or less to examples of your work. Please note that there is a $10 flat fee required for all submissions. You can easily pay this fee by clicking on the secured Paypal Donate button at http://www.augustadowntownalliance.org/raw-space-submission-guidelines

If you would like to propose a performance/installation/exhibition (solo or group) for the raw, empty space, please select one contact person for your project. Each proposal must have only one contact person identified.  On the subject line, please indicate contact name and “Raw Space:Proposal_ContactLastNameFirstName.” Please keep image size to 500 KB per image. In the email, please include a one page show proposal that addresses concept, theme, and time needed to install a resume of all artists, and a work list that indicates the title, medium, size and date of the work in a single PDF. Participating spaces and sites can be found by clicking on the more info link under Raw Space on the Happenings page.

Please submit up to 10 jpeg images representative of all artist(s) work along with a written description limited to 200 words or less to rawspacesubmissions@gmail.com

Monday, September 25, 2017

Kurt Weill Music Grants

Kurt Weill Foundation Opens Grant Program
Deadline 11-01-2017 

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

Since 1984, the foundation has awarded more than five hundred grants totaling $3 million to organizations and scholars worldwide in support of excellence in the presentation and study of Kurt Weill's compositions. In 2013, the Blitzstein catalogue joined the list of works eligible for support.

The foundation awards grants to individuals and nonprofit organizations for performances of musical works by Weill and Blitzstein, for scholarly research pertaining to Weill, Lenya, Marc Blitzstein, and for relevant educational initiatives.


Roy W. Dean Film Grant

The Roy W. Dean Grant funds short films, documentaries, and independent features < $500,000 
Deadline 04-30-2017, 06-30-17, 09-30-17

Submission films must be films that are unique and make a contribution to society.

We fund compelling stories about little known subjects, historical films, and films that touch hearts. We like films that expose, and bring, important information to light; as well as films about little known people when there is a good story. We are story-tellers, and that is the main criteria for entering and winning our grants; stories that can change, heal, and enrich, our lives.

We are looking for:
Film and Video projects that are unique and benefit society.
New projects.
Length is not a consideration.
This grant is now available for shorts and low budget independents as well as documentary filmmakers. We have expanded to further our goals of creating films that are “unique and make a contribution to society “Student filmmakers, independent producers, or independent production companies are all welcome.”

Who is not eligible to apply
You cannot apply if you are an employee of From the Heart Productions, an employee of any of the sponsors, or a family member of any employee of From the Heart Productions or any of the sponsors.

Where you live is not important
You may enter the New York City or Los Angeles grants no matter where you live in the world. You are welcome to enter both grants; in fact, we encourage it. It shows us that your are tenacious and are eager to find funding.

In your application we would like to know the following:
What audiences will be interested in your film? Please describe the target audience(s) for your project, including any underserved audiences.
How do you plan to reach these audience(s)? Describe your plans for broadcast, theatrical screenings, educational and/or community group.
If you have a trailer for the film you are making, send it with your application and if you have completed any prior films we would like to see them too.



Sunday, September 24, 2017

YoungArts Foundation Call

YoungArts Foundation Invites Applications for Young Artists Prize (ages 15 to 18) 
Deadline: 10-13-2017

The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities to help ensure that the nation's most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts. YoungArts is accepting applications in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

To date, YoungArts has honored more than 17,000 young artists with over $6 million in monetary awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in college scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with distinguished artists/master teachers. In addition, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country's highest honor for young artists.

Each year up to seven hundred students are selected from across the country as national winners. Winners will receive grants of up to $10,000 each and have the opportunity to attend YoungArts programs and partake in master classes with internationally renowned artists, workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and exhibitions.



Saturday, September 23, 2017

Idea Swap Performing Arts Conference, MA

NEFA Annual Idea Swap for performing arts organizations
Event Date November 2, 2017
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA. 

The Idea Swap is an annual event for New England-based nonprofit cultural organizations to network and share project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program.

 Each year NEFA’s Idea Swap attracts over 150 participants. Together with Expeditions grant funding, Idea Swap stimulates opportunities for collaboration and partnerships in arts touring and presenting while broadening the range of arts projects and activities available to New England communities.

The Idea Swap begins with networking over breakfast, followed by five-minute presentations of high quality performing arts projects that may be available for touring, a networking lunch, and facilitated small groups to informally discuss project ideas.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Vermont Studio Center Fellowships

Vermont Studio Center - 40+ Fellowships available
Deadline 10-01-2017

We offer over 120 fellowships per year to artists and writers of outstanding talent. A fellowship covers the full cost of a VSC residency (some awards also include an additional stipend for travel/lost income/etc).

The Vermont Studio Center was founded by artists in 1984. Our location--situated along the banks of the Gihon River in the historic village of Johnson, Vermont--was chosen with the intention of fostering creativity through community, collaboration, and quiet reflection supported by the unspoiled beauty of the northern Green Mountains.

Over the last 30 years, VSC has grown to become the largest international artists' and writers' residency program in the United States. Our mission is to provide studio residencies in an inclusive, international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ticket to Ride Travel Funds

Ticket to Ride funding for school travel to arts events
Deadline, Open

The Ticket to Ride program provides funding to defray the cost of travel for Maine schools wishing to visit Maine arts based venues and events as part of a well rounded curriculum.

Any K-12 school in Maine is eligible to receive support of up to $300 each school year and any K-12 school in Maine with a documented free and reduced lunch student population of 50 percent or greater is eligible to receive support of up to $500 each school year.

Ticket to Ride is designed for ease of administration; school personnel need only download and complete a two-page document to be eligible for funding. The only other requirement is the provision of a 250 word or less narrative, preferably with student input, of the experience within two weeks of the trip taking place. This final report helps the Maine Arts Commission secure funding to continue the Ticket to Ride program. The Maine Arts Commission respectfully requests that Ticket to Ride funds not be used to replace existing transportation funds in school budgets but rather to supplement them when necessary. Schools are welcome to use Ticket to Ride funds in combination with transportation funds that may be available from individual Maine arts based venues and events.

Schools contracting with Cyr Bus Lines are asked to contact General Manager Rick Soules and to mention the Ticket to Ride program.



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bangor Savings Grant

Bangor Savings Corporate Giving
Deadline 10-01-2017

Bangor Savings is committed to the support of organizations and activities that advance community development and improve the quality of life in our Maine communities. Our corporate charitable giving has a focus in the following areas:

Initiatives that raise student aspirations at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels.
Programs that transfer knowledge in specific skill sets such as public speaking and economics.
Initiatives that support education through dissemination of information.

Social and Civic Services
Activities directed at improving quality of life in the communities we serve.

Culture and Arts
Initiatives supporting creative arts that educate and entertain while providing a forum for local talent. Activities that enhance the role of art organizations as economic enterprises.

Health and Wellness
Unduplicated programs essential to the underlying medical care of a community.
Initiatives focusing on physical and mental wellness for people of all ages.

A United Way Supporter
Bangor Savings Bank is a long-term supporter and corporate contributor to United Way programs in Maine. The Bank also recognizes the importance of setting a positive example for Maine-based companies by supporting local rather than national charities with both corporate contributions and service commitments from its employees.

To apply for funding, please submit a written request with a short summary of the project or program for which funding is sought. Send requests via email to customercare@bangor.com


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New Brunswick Music Industry Conference

Music NB hosts Festival (506), a New Brunswick music industry conference
Event Date October - 12 to 15 - 2017

Festival (506) Welcomes New Brunswick Music Industry to Moncton Canada this Fall

The event brings together New Brunswick's music industry, offering a number of public shows that put forward the province's leading artists. As well as development sessions and networking opportunities.

For more information :
Music NB
(506) 383-4662

Monday, September 18, 2017

Idea Swap call

New England Foundation for the Art Idea Swap call for proposals
Deadline 10-06-2017

The Idea Swap is NEFA's annual event that provides opportunities for New England-based nonprofit presenting organizations to network and share project ideas.

Post your project idea on the NEFA site. These projects will have the potential to tour New England through NEFA's Expeditions grant program.

Project ideas must include a link to a video or audio work sample of the artist. The work sample does not have to be of the proposed project. It will be reviewed by NEFA when considering project ideas for the selected five minute presentations. Work samples will NOT be posted on the Idea Swap Project Ideas page. If chosen to present, you must provide a downloadable file of the work sample. You will be given the chance to review your work sample for the Idea Swap.

 Project ideas with at least one interested presenter and creative presentations, which may include the featured artist, are given priority.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

LEAP Program for Craft

Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP) for craft artists
Deadline 09-30-2017

The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market.
 LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented by well-established galleries. Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.



Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sanford Performing Arts Center Job

Sanford Performing Arts Center is seeking a manager 
Deadline 10-01-2017 (Start date January 2nd, 2018.)

Sanford Performing Arts Center is seeking a manager for the performing arts center who will bring business, leadership and entrepreneurial skills to the Sanford Performing Arts Center with a thorough grounding in performing arts facility management and a strong background in establishing community partnerships, fund-raising, and promotion.

For a detailed job description & application information: http://tinyurl.com/SanfordPAC

Hatch Fund

Hatch fund offers Kick starter type support to artists 
Deadline Open 

Everything you need to fund your next project is right here. This thriving creative community connects accomplished artists working in America with eager supporters, premier arts organizations, and arts lovers.

Our Partners are the premier arts organizations throughout the nation whose missions are to recognize, support and award outstanding artistic achievements. We invite you to partner with Hatchfund, and to leverage this collaborative community as your own.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Maine Maritime Museum Job

Maine Maritime Museum seeks Part-time Museum Educator
Deadline Open until filled

The Museum Educator supports the mission and goals of Maine Maritime Museum by giving top priority to strategic plan initiatives, teamwork, and public service.

Under the direct supervision of the Education Coordinator, the Museum Educator is a part-time or per Diem position. The museum is looking for an educator to teach field-trip programs approximately two mornings per week during the school year.

The right candidate may be able to add additional hours to the position by working in our Guest Services and Public Programs departments.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
Teach non-formal education programs
Set up and clean up materials for teaching programs
Give feedback on programs to Education Coordinator
Direct volunteers to assist during the program
Other duties and responsibilities as required

Candidate Requirements:
Experience educating children
Follow and execute learning objectives from pre-written lesson plans
Have an engaging, energetic, fun, positive, and coherent teaching style
Be able to adjust to educating students in second, fourth, seventh, and additional grades as needed
Effectively apply classroom management techniques
Have an interest in environmental science and maritime history
Be able to professionally represent the Maine Maritime Museum
Ability to teach on the museum cruise boat Merrymeeting
Ability to lift up to fifty pounds

Pay Scale and Shift:
$14 per hour
Four hours a day typically on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s
Part-time, exempt

To Apply: Please send a resume and simple cover letter to John Settelen at settelen@maritimeme.org

Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust

Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust for Maine Organizations 
Deadline 10-01-2017

The directors of the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust have expressed an interest in making grants related to the following activities in the State of Maine:
a. Educational programs;
b. Cultural projects;
c. Historic preservation
d. Environmental initiatives.

The Trust encourages collaborative and cooperative ventures among nonprofit organizations.
The Trust encourages grant requests from alternative education providers.
The Trust does not make grants to individuals.
The following organizations will generally not be encouraged to submit grant requests:
• National or regional organizations with headquarters outside of Maine
• Medical organizations
• Universities and colleges
• Organizations seeking funding for annual or endowment campaigns.

All grant applicants must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a municipality or other exempt governmental entity. Grant requests will be accepted after July 1 but no later than October 1 each year, for consideration in November of that year, with grant awards and distributions being made by December 31 of that year.

There is no grant application form.  Grant requests should include the following:

a. Brief background information concerning requesting organization;
b. Amount of the grant requested;
c. Purpose for which the grant funds will be used;
d. List of requesting organization’s directors or trustees;
e. Financial statement or budget related to the grant request; and
f. Photocopy of requesting organization's IRS 501(c)(3) exemption letter.

Two copies of each grant request are to be sent to the following address:

  Mailing address:
  Michael J. Quinlan, Secretary
  Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust
  P.O. Box 4510
  Portland, ME  04112

  Physical address:
  Ten Free Street
  Portland, ME  04101

The Trust does not accept e-mailed grant applications.

Grant recipients are required to submit a written report on the use and/or status of grant funds received from the Trust by October 1 of the year following the date of the grant award.

For further information regarding the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, please contact the following:

Michael J. Quinlan, Secretary
  Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust
  P.O. Box 4510
  Portland, ME  04112
  Tel.:  207-775-7271
  e-mail:  mquinlan@jbgh.com

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bowdoin International Music Festival Job

Bowdoin International Music Festival seeks a Finance & HR Officer
Deadline Open until filled

The Bowdoin International Music Festival seeks a finance & HR professional to join one of the nation’s premier music festivals. Working closely with the Executive Director, Director of Development, and Director of Communications, the Finance & HR Officer is responsible for all bookkeeping, financial management, and human resources functions of the Festival’s administrative office.


Daily and monthly
· Pay invoices and record cash receipts and disbursements
· Participate in general staff discussions, planning, and analysis
· Reconcile bank account
· Review and analyze monthly budget versus actual cash flow
· Maintain the Festival’s checking account
· Oversee employee payroll, benefits, and hiring materials
· Maintain finances for the summer box office
· Meet with Executive Director and Board Treasurer to review reconciliations and budget variances

· Record and reconcile investment and development earnings
· Prepare investment and finance reports for analysis and presentation

· Record income from restricted and unrestricted assets
· Close books, prepare for and adjust to annual audit
· Generate additional information required for Form 990
· Comply with the on-line reporting requirements for grants

Qualifications and Education
· Degree in accounting recommended
· Excellent bookkeeping, office administration, and clerical skills
· Experience in human resources
· Prior experience or ability to navigate cloud management systems such as Quickbooks and Paychex.
· Innovative, self-motivated, communicative, diplomatic, responsive
· High standard of ethics and personal integrity, with dedication to service and care for students, faculty, staff, patrons, and supporters

Compensation: 24 hours/week to full time position - negotiable. Pay commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to info@bowdoinfestival.org

Joan Mitchell Foundation

Joan Mitchell Foundation assistance for contemporary painters and sculptors 
Deadline- Open 

 The Joan Mitchell Foundation was established in 1993 to fulfill the ambitions of Joan Mitchell to aid and assist contemporary artists and to demonstrate that painting and sculpture are significant cultural necessities. To further this mandate, the Foundation supports visual artists through a range of grant programs. The Foundation annually awards grants nationally, by nomination, to individual artists through its Painters and Sculptors Grant Program for unrestricted career support, the MFA Grant supported artists as they graduated from their respective programs, and the Emergency Grant Program provides funding after natural or man-made disasters that have affected a community. Further assistance to individual artists consists of program initiatives such as Creating a Lasting Legacy, Career Opportunity Grants, and the Joan Mitchell Center on Bayou Road in New Orleans, an artist in residence program. By encouraging the work of a diverse group of artists, the Foundation celebrates the unique legacy of Joan Mitchell as an American artist and seeks to illuminate the important contributions of painters and sculptors working today.

The Foundation currently awards $25,000 to twenty-five artists through a nomination process. Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists, at any stage in their career, who are currently under-recognized for their creative achievements, and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant. In an anonymous process, a jury panel then selects the twenty-five awardees. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators, and art educators who are dedicated to supporting artists.

More information at:


Chamber Music America Jazz Grant

Chamber Music America Issues RFP for New Jazz Presenters Grant Program
Deadline 10-01-2017

Chamber Music America has announced a Request for Proposals for its Presenter Consortium for Jazz program, a grant program that provides support to consortia of U.S. presenters enabling them to collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles to perform at each presenter's venue.

A consortium consists of one lead presenter, two presenter partners, and up to three ensembles. The consortium presenters may be located within the same state but must be located in different cities or regional areas at least fifty miles apart. The ensembles may reside in the home state of a consortium partner or be from elsewhere in the United States

The consortium may work together to create a single program that travels to each venue, or each partner may curate its own separate program(s). A strong consortium is one in which each partner and the ensemble(s) work together to plan and develop the proposed performances. consortia  also are encouraged to collaborate on creative efforts to market, manage, and present the project. If a consortium elects to work with up to three ensembles, each partner must present all three ensembles in performance at its venue. The engagement may consist of one or multiple concert events.

To be eligible, each of the three presenting organizations in a consortium must be based in the U.S. or one of its territories; be located in three separate locations at least fifty miles apart; be a 501(c)(3) organization or otherwise eligible for charitable donations; be a CMA Organization-level member; and have no overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA. The jazz ensemble(s) selected by the consortium must be based in the U.S. or one of its territories; consist of two to ten professional musicians; and include improvisation as an integral part of its composition and performance.

Program funding will support concert fees, travel, housing, per diem, cartage, and the presenters' marketing and production costs for the proposed concerts. The program will fund up to 75 percent of the eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $10,000 per consortium partner/$30,000 per consortium. A $1,000 incentive per partner is available to a consortium that programs a CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensemble in performance of its entire CMA-commissioned work.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Camden International Film Festival

Camden International Film Festival
Event date, September 14 to 17, 2016 Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Maine 

The  festival will screen over 70 documentary features and short films from across the globe, the country and the state. The program was culled from more then 1,400 submissions. This year features more international titles than ever before with filmmakers in attendance at nearly every screening.


Playwrights Festival Call

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

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

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


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wyeth Foundation Publication Grant

Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, administered by College Art Association
Deadline 09-15-2017

The Wyeth Foundation for American Art supports the publication of books on American art through the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, administered by College Art Association. For this grant program, “American art” is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Application is by the publisher, not the author. Applications are considered only for book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art that are under contract for publication. Awards are open to publishers of all nations; authors need not live or work in the United States. Commercial, university, and museum presses are all eligible. Applicant authors and presses must be institutional CAA members, although on a case-by-case basis CAA may waive that requirement upon request.

Excluded from consideration are excavation or other technical reports, articles, previously published works (including collections of previously published essays), and congress proceedings. Museum exhibition or collection catalogues containing substantial scholarship are eligible.

High scholarly and intellectual merit is the sine qua non for an award; however, the jury is also attentive to the following criteria:

Topics with a naturally small market or unusually high expenses
Works by disadvantaged scholars, including those at the earlier stages of a career, or by younger scholars or curators; or issued by smaller museums; or by or about underserved constituencies
Books that break new ground, contribute new scholarship, or publish important primary-source material

Beautiful books that increase the audience for American art

A project that has been rejected for grant may not be resubmitted to the same grant, except in a rare case where substantial revision has been made to the material, and the publisher has so noted in the application. At its discretion, the jury may decline to review the resubmitted application.

The copyright page or other appropriate location in the front matter of the book must bear the following credit line: Publication of this book has been aided by a Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant of the College Art Association. The CAA logo must appear with this notice and is supplied to the publisher upon request.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Ucross Artist Residencies (Wy)

Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Spring 2017 Artist Residencies
Deadline 10-01-2017

Founded in 1981, the Ucross Foundation provides uninterrupted time, work space, and living accommodations to competitively selected visual artists, writers, and composers. Nearly thirteen hundred individuals, from every state in the U.S. as well as many countries have spent time at Ucross since it first opened its doors in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Currently, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 Spring Residency program, which runs from March to June.

Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, a mix of visual artists, writers, and composers. In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters. Lunch and dinners are prepared Monday to Friday by a professional chef with ample provisions on hand for breakfasts and weekends. In addition, there is cell phone service on the property and several wireless hot spots available for residents’ use. Residents are responsible for providing their own working materials and for their travel to Sheridan.

Although there is a $40 non-refundable application fee, there is no charge for a residency.

Artists, writers, and composers from anywhere in the United States and the world, in any stage of their professional career, are invited to apply for a residency.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Target Field Trip Grants

Target Field Trip Grants Program
Deadline 10-01-2017

Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program, an annual program designed to expose K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations.

Grants are intended to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from school grounds. More than 3,600 grants of up to $700 each will be awarded in January. Grants are available to applicants from the U.S. for field trips taking place between February and December. Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.

Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and employed by an accredited K-12 public, private, or charter school in the U.S. that maintains 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff at these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Shubert Foundation Grants

Shubert Foundation Grants for Performing Arts Organizations
Deadline 10-18-2017 (Dance) and 12-01-2017 (Theatre)

The New York City-based Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theater and a secondary focus on dance.

To that end, the foundation awards unrestricted general operating support grants to U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. The foundation does not make grants to individuals.

Nonprofit professional resident theater companies are the primary recipients of Schubert Foundation funding, with an emphasis on producing rather than presenting organizations. A smaller amount of funding is provided for dance companies. The foundation also makes a limited number of grants to arts-related nonprofit organizations that support the development of theater and dance, and to graduate drama departments at private universities.

Grants are awarded only to organizations that have an established artistic and administrative track record as well as a record of fiscal responsibility. The foundation does not provide funds for project support, audience development, direct subsidies of reduced-price admissions, media (film, TV, and radio) projects, renovation projects, or capital or endowment campaigns. Grants are not made to conduit organizations (agencies that disburse funds to individuals or other organizations).


Friday, September 8, 2017

Maine Theater Fund

Maine Community Foundation Maine Theater Fund
Deadline 09-15-2017

The Maine Theater Fund at the Maine Community recognizes the connection between vibrant communities and support for the arts. Foundation. The goal of the fund is to strengthen and sustain theater performance throughout the state. Awards are typically between $2,500 and $5,000, although larger awards may be considered.

The Maine Theater Fund is designed to support professional and community theaters in the production and presentation of live theater. Theaters whose main purpose is to present social messaging and/or health and wellness education will not be considered for funding.

Proposals for funding will be accepted from local, regional and statewide nonprofit theaters or theater groups in Maine whose primary purpose is the production of live theater. Funds will be awarded for programmatic, capacity-building, operating, and capital support.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sam and Adele Golden Residency, NY

Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, visual arts residency program, NY
Deadline 09-12-2017

In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency for artists working in paint. In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.

The Golden Foundation Residency Program is specifically designed to assist the professional artist in discovering and exploring the many materials and technologies available today. Through the Golden Foundation, residents will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies.

Our residencies are based on the exploration of innovative uses in waterborne materials and oil paint technology.  Residents will discover materials that will challenge the way they think about paint. They will be introduced to materials that will open up new methods and new channels for expression and the creative process.

Various levels of financial support are available for studio and living expenses. The goal of Golden Foundation financial assistance is to ensure that all artists who have been accepted into the residency program can attend, regardless of their financial status. This includes:

An artist may receive a reduced-cost residency and living expenses
An artist may receive a fully funded residency


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

MacDowell Colony Residency

MacDowell Colony is accepting applications for its Winter/Spring Residency Program
Deadline 09-15-2017

The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees.

MacDowell Fellows are selected by our admissions panels, which are comprised of a revolving group of distinguished professionals in each artistic discipline who serve anonymously for three years.

The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which the Colony defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice and investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. To that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. Applicants who are in a degree program as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply.

Artists may apply only once every 24 months. MacDowell will only accept applications for the next deadline. Please refer to the applications dates in the column on the left for open application time periods.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Native Arts Fellowships

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Invites Applications for Artists Fellowships
Deadline 09-25-2017

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is accepting applications from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists for its National Artist Fellowship program, which annually supports Native artists in the categories of traditional arts, music, visual arts, literature and artistic innovation.

Grants will be awarded in recognition of the creativity and expression of exceptional Native artists who have made significant impact in their field. Artists must demonstrate artistic excellence, have made a significant impact in their discipline, earned respect from their colleagues, and achieved recognition in their field.

Eligible applicants are Native artists who are enrolled as a citizen among any of the federally or state recognized Native Nations or Alaska Native Corporations, or who have documentation of Native Hawaiian ancestry and reside in the United State


Henderson Foundation Grant

George B. Henderson Foundation Invites Applications for Boston Beautification Projects
Deadline 09-20-2017

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

To that end, grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to projects that improve the physical appearance of city parks, streets, buildings, monuments, or architectural and sculptural works. Each project must be visible to the public, preferably from a public way.

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


Monday, September 4, 2017

Blade of Grass Fellowship

A Blade of Grass Fellowship, New York, NY
Deadline 09-18-2017

A one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives. Fellowships pair project support of $20,000 with strategic support, field research tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists working nationwide. A Blade of Grass supports seven to ten artists or collectives per year, who are selected via an open application process.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Grammy Museum Music Preservation Grants

Grammy Museum Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Grants in Music Research and Preservation Projects
Deadline 10-01-2017  (Letters of Inquiry) 

Funded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Museum's grant program annually provides support for music archiving and preservation efforts as well as scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

1) Scientific Research Program: Scientific research grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to organizations and individuals working to research the impact of music on the human condition. Examples include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition, and healing; the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals; and the creative process underlying music. Priority will be given to projects with strong methodological design as well those designed to address an important research question.

2) Archiving and Preservation Program: This category support the efforts of organizations and individuals working to advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The archiving and preservation area has two funding categories — preservation implementation (grants of up to $20,000) and planning, assessment, and/or consultation (grants of up to $5,000).


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Moss Arts-Integrated Education

P. Buckley Moss Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts-Integrated Education Programs
Deadline 09-30-2017 

The mission of the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education is to promote the integration of the arts into all educational programs, with a focus on children who learn in different ways. The Moss Foundation was created and initially funded in 1995 by the P. Buckley Moss Society, an organization of over fifteen thousand members worldwide. The society's local chapters use creative fundraisers to support charitable projects within their communities.

The foundation is accepting grant applications from educators who need financial assistance to maintain or implement an arts education program in the 2018-19 school year. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming. The purpose of the program is to assist teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool that uses the arts in teaching children.

Schools serving all children (including students who learn differently) at the pre-K-12 level are eligible to apply.


Portland Stage Company Job

Portland Stage seeks a Front of House Associate (PT)
Deadline 09-09-2017

Portland Stage is currently looking for a part-time Front of House Associate to work in House Management with possible hours in the Box Office.  A successful candidate will enjoy working with others in person and on the phone. Must be able to work independently as well as supervise a team of volunteer ushers. Strong math and computer skills are necessary. Previous House Management, Retail, and/or Box Office experience a plus. Applicants must be 21 years old or older as the position will require serving beer and wine during scheduled House Management shifts.Anticipated start date is during the week of September 27, 2017.

This is an entry level position consisting of roughly 10 hours a week of work.  Schedule will vary but expect evening and weekend shifts.

Portland Stage Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and any other areas protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, Portland Stage Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter as one attachment to: SEARCH@portlandstage.org; be sure to include "Front of House" in the subject line. No walk-in or mail-in inquiries accepted.


Friday, September 1, 2017

Maine Film Center Job

Maine Film Center/ Railroad Square Cinema seeks an Office Coordinator (PT)
Deadline: Open until filled 

Founded in 1978, Railroad Square Cinema is a three-screen independent cinema in Waterville, Maine. It was selected as one of twelve inaugural theaters in the country to participate in the Sundance Institute Art House Program. Railroad Square Cinema showcases a variety of American and international films, serves as a key venue for the Maine International Film Festival, and is a vital hub for Maine arts and cultural events.

The Office Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative support to the Theater Manager in the operation of Railroad Square Cinema as well as limited support to the Projects Manager and Programming Director of the Maine Film Center (MFC). The Office Coordinator is responsible for basic bookkeeping tasks, including tracking income and expenses, making bank deposits, creating invoices, and paying bills. The Office Coordinator manages the staffing schedule and reports payroll hours for cinema employees. This position keeps the office and Railroad Square Cinema organized and running efficiently, maintains electronic and paper filing systems, and oversees office and cinema supplies and inventory.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management of staffing schedule, payroll processing, and basic bookkeeping
  • Submission of box office reports and payments to distributors
  • Oversight of vendor contracts and cinema maintenance and upkeep
  • Liaising with employees and Theater Manager regarding management issues and assisting in the on-boarding of new hires
  • Answering phone and relaying messages as appropriate
  • Assistance in planning and executing in-house programs and projects of the Maine Film Center
  • Assistance with membership, donor, annual appeal, and other mailings
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; professional coursework or post-secondary education are a plus
  • Previous experience as an office coordinator or administrative assistant preferred
  • Basic bookkeeping skills
  • Highly developed computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and FileMaker Pro; working ability with WordPress, web, and other database applications are a plus
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service experience
  • Ability to work independently with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Ability to become adept with new software and IT systems
  • Ability to innovate and suggest improvements to existing processes
  • Flexibility to work additional hours during the Maine International Film Festival
  • Interest in film/film history a plus
  • Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: General office and theater environment. Position involves sitting, standing, bending, and occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary.
Interested candidates should submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) resume, and (3) contact information of three professional references to info@mainefilmcenter.org

American Academy in Rome Prize

American Academy in Rome Invites Applications for Rome Prize
Deadline: November 1, 2017 

A program of the American Academy in Rome, the Rome Prize is awarded annually to thirty artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship.

Fellows are chosen from the disciplines of architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts, ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and Early Modern studies, and Modern Italian studies.

Each prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. (Those with children under the age of 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby.)

Applicants for all Rome Prize fellowships, except those applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellowship, must be a citizen of the United States at the time of the application. U.S citizens and foreign nationals who have lived in the U.S. for three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply for an NEH postdoctoral fellowship. Graduate students in the humanities may apply only for pre-doctoral fellowships.