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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Belfast Creative Coalition Job

Belfast Creative Coalition seeks a Director (PT/ $20hr)
Deadline 12-04-2017

The Belfast Creative Coalition, (BCC), established in 2012, is a 501C-3 non-profit organization whose mission is to support, promote, market and coordinate arts and cultural endeavors in Belfast and Waldo County, through social media, networking, collaborations, strategic planning, calendar synching, workshops and events.

The Belfast Creative Coalition (BCC) seeks a DIRECTOR familiar with the arts and culture in Waldo County; the makers, organizations, municipalities and events, to strengthen the Coalitions’ reach and continue its valuable services.

Candidates should have a minimum of three years experience in a responsible administrative role in a non-profit or cultural organization, working knowledge of the arts, excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience in public relations, and marketing.

The DIRECTOR will be expected to organize and coordinate fundraising for the Coalition, inclusive of grants and events, the growth of the membership and donor base, as well as inter-organizational collaborative planning with local and regional city officials and arts advocates.

Qualified candidates should demonstrate the ability to recognize and work with many different constituencies and to work collaboratively. They should have a working knowledge of the contemporary arts scene and arts organizations in Maine. It is essential to be proficient at marketing and experience using social media, the ability to set and manage project priorities, and financial planning.

BCC has a small technically skilled in-office staff, and Board of Directors that meets frequently.

The Director has responsibilities for staff supervision and evaluation, for coordination of fiscal activity with the Board Treasurer, and for good communication, good working relationships with the Board.

Apply online at info@belfastcreativecoalition.org


Puffin Foundation Arts Grants

Puffin Foundation Grants 
Deadline 12-12-2017

For the upcoming 2018 cycle we will review grants only in the following fields: Music, Photography, & Theater. The Puffin Foundation Ltd. continues to make grants that encourage emerging artists whose works might have difficulty being aired due to their genre and/or social philosophy.  Your potential application should meet this criteria. 

Application forms are not available electronically, but can be requested by sending a SASE (#10 business letter sized, self-addressed stamped envelope) to the address below. Applications postmarked after the deadline date will not be reviewed.

To receive an application packet please send a SASE (#10 self-addressed stamped envelope) to:

Puffin Foundation Ltd.
Application Request
20 Puffin Way
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Libra Foundation Grants

Libra Foundation grants for Maine nonprofits
Deadline 02-15-2018

The Libra Foundation is a private foundation established by Elizabeth B. Noyce which became active in June, 1989.

The Foundation limits its grants to charitable organizations, activities, operations or purposes which only take place within the State of Maine.

The Foundation does not normally award grants to supplement annual campaigns for regular operations nor make multiple year gifts. Having made a grant to a charitable organization, the Foundation does not generally make a subsequent grant for the same purpose. In most cases, grants will not exceed $25,000. Grants are not made to individuals, nor for scholarships, fellowships, or travel, nor in the form of loans.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

UMO Theatre and Music Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities for U Maine Orono performing arts students
Deadline Various (December 1 and February 1) 

University of Maine Theatre Arts Scholarship
The University of Maine Theatre Arts scholarship is a merit scholarship created to provide financial support for the best and most talented theatre students to study theatre at the University of Maine’s School of Performing Arts. Scholarships will be offered to incoming theatre students who are identified as having a talent and commitment for theatre. These scholarships are $3000 a year, for up to four years; totaling a potential for up to $12,000 in financial support. Awards may also be given to transfer students for up to three years.

University of Maine Music Performance Scholarship
This scholarship opportunity is for incoming first-year student musicians in all majors and degree programs (not solely music). Students may be nominated for this scholarship to the Music Department by a music teacher or music director or be observed in performance by a Music Department faculty member. These scholarships are $3000 a year, for up to four years; totaling a potential for up to $12,000 in financial support. Awards may also be given to transfer students for up to three years.Scholarship students must participate each semester in an ensemble that is approved by the Chair of the Division of Music.

University of Maine Music Major Scholarship
This scholarship opportunity is available to both current and incoming students majoring in music at the University of Maine.  In addition to the application form, students must also submit a recording of their playing and a letter of recommendation.

Complete information at:

Monday, November 27, 2017

Arctic Circle Residency

Call for Applications The Arctic Circle Residencies
Deadline 01-15-2018

The Arctic Circle 2018, Summer Solstice Expedition: June 10th – June 27th, 2018
The Arctic Circle 2018, Autumn Art & Science Expedition: Sept 30th- Oct 17th, 2018

The Arctic Circle seeks applications from international contemporary artists of all disciplines, scientists, architects, educators and innovators alike.

We ask applicants to submit all materials by email only to: apply@thearcticcircle.org. There are no application fees.



Sunday, November 26, 2017

Stamps School Residency (MI)

Stamps School of Art and Design Invites Applications for Residency (MI)
Deadline 01-14-2018 

The Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan is accepting applications for its Roman J. Witt Residency Program.

The annual program supports the production of new artistic work by a visiting artist/designer through a one-year residency that allows the artist to work at the school and collaborate with students and faculty.

The Witt Resident receives an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. In addition, the resident will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $4,000 for project materials. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.

The residency is open to both established and emerging artists/designers. Ideal candidates will value collaboration, have good social and communication skills, and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines.

A $10 application fee to offset the cost of media uploads and storage is required at the time of submission.


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Kress Foundation Art Conservation Grants

Kress Foundation Invites Applications for Art Conservation Projects
Deadline 01-15-2018

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is accepting applications for its Conservation Grants Program, which provides support for the professional practice of art conservation, including conservation research, scholarly publications, and international conferences and symposia.

The program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, the development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focused on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.

Grants are awarded to U.S.-based nonprofit institutions with 501(c)(3) status, including supporting foundations of European institutions

In previous years, grant amounts have ranged from $12,000 to $98,000.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Newport Cultural Center Job

Newport Cultural Center in seeks Fundraiser/Grant Writer (PT, $25/hr)
Deadline 12-11-2017

Newport Cultural Center fundraiser/grant writer will be responsible for:

 Proactively seeking and managing grants
 Cultivating endowment opportunities
 Organizing and participating in fundraising events

 The ideal candidate should have considerable experience and extensive knowledge of fundraising and program development, as well as grant writing ability and experience.

To Apply Please send letter of interest and resume to: NCC Board of Directors, Chair 154 Main St. Newport, ME 04953


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Shubert Foundation Grants

Shubert Foundation Accepting Applications for Performing Arts Grants
Deadline 10-18-2017 or 12-01-2017

Applications in the dance, arts related, and education categories must be submitted by October 18.
Theater applications must be submitted by December 1.

The Shubert Foundation  in New York City 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.

The foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support rather than for specific project funding. Grants are awarded exclusively 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 will be made only to organizations that have an established artistic and administrative track record as well as a track 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), renovation projects, or capital or endowment campaigns. No grants are made to conduit organizations (agencies that disburse funds to individuals or other organizations).


Bemis Center Residencies (NE)

Bemis Center in Omaha Accepting Applications for Artist Residencies
Deadline 12-15-2017

Founded in 1981, by artists for artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, supports artists through an international artist-in-residence program, temporary exhibitions and commissions, and innovative public programs. The Bemis Center serves a critical role in the presentation and understanding of contemporary art, bridging the community of Omaha to a global discourse surrounding cultural production today.

To that end, the center is accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence Programs. Selected artists-in-residence enjoy generously sized, private live/work studios complete with kitchen and bathroom. Located in downtown Omaha’s historic Old Market, the Bemis Center's 110,000-square-foot facility accommodates a broad range of artistic activity. Artists-in-residence have twenty-four-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a nine-thousand-square-foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication.

Residents receive a $750 monthly stipend to help with materials, supplies, and living expenses while in residency. An unrestricted $500 travel stipend is also provided.

The program requires a $40 application fee.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award

ASCAP Foundation is accepting submission for Young Jazz Composer Award
Deadline 12-01-2017

Established in 1975, the ASCAP Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow, preserving the legacy of the past, and sustaining the creative incentive for today's creators through educational, professional, and humanitarian programs and activities that serve the entire music community.

To that end, the foundation, in partnership with the Herb Alpert Foundation, is accepting applications for its Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. Through the annual program, monetary prizes are awarded to encourage talented young jazz composers. To be considered, applicants must submit an original score of a composition accompanied by a CD (indicating the proper track, if applicable).

To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or enrolled as a student with a student visa. All applicants must be under the age of 30.

For complete program guidelines and application procedures, visit the ASCAP Foundation website.


Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Open enrollment for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act is here
Deadline 12-15-2017

Enrollment is open from November 1st to December 15th.
You can get free personal assistance with enrollment by calling the help line at 1-800-965-7476.
Subsidies are increasing, and the vast majority of Mainers are eligible for them.
Please also forward this to your creative friends so they get the information as well.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Open Auditions at Portland Stage

Open Auditions at Portland Stage
Event date - December 3rd and 5th, 7-10pm.  
Location Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave, Portland, ME 

The goal of this audition is to connect Portland-area theaters with Portland-based actors.  Although not all theaters will be actively casting from these auditions, it is a great way for local actors to meet the people that do casting for the Portland-area theaters. These auditions will consist of two monologues of contrasting tone not to exceed a total of three minutes.  If theaters have a specific callback need for something other than a monologue they are welcome to arrange for callback auditions separate from these Group Auditions. 

Producing Theaters currently scheduled to attend:
Acorn Productions (Portland)
​Bare Portland (Portland)
Chimera Theatre Collective (Portland)
Chocolate Church Arts Center (Bath)
The Footlights Theatre (Falmouth)
Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (Augusta)
​Point Sebago (Casco)
​Portland Stage (Portland)
The Public Theatre (Lewiston)
Snowlion Repertory Company (Portland)
Storm Warnings Repertory Theatre (Kennebunk)


Monday, November 20, 2017

NEH Research Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grants
Deadline 12-06-2017 

The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for its Collaborative Research grant program, which encourages collaboration that proposes diverse approaches to topics, incorporates multiple points of view, and explores new avenues of inquiry that lead to publications and other resources for scholarly and/or a general audience.

Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars eager to engage in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but they must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and employ humanistic methods.

To be eligible, projects also must propose tangible and sustainable outcomes such as co-authored or multi-authored books; born-digital publications; themed issues of peer-reviewed journals; and content-rich open-access digital resources (for example, websites, databases, or tools). All project outcomes must be based on and convey interpretive humanities research. All grantees are expected to disseminate the results of their work to scholarly and/or a general audience.

Collaborative Research offers three types of awards to address different sorts of projects and stages of development.

1) Convening Grants: One-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded to fund conferences and working group meetings designed to sharpen the chosen research topic and discuss/plan the subsequent publication.

2) Publication Grants: Grants up to $250,000 over three years will be awarded to support the completion of a project's publication goals. Publications can appear in traditional print or digital form. (Note: costs paid to publishers and subventions are not supported.)

3) Archaeology Grants: Grants of up to $250,000 over three years will be awarded to support projects that lead to publication.


Maine Community Foundation Workshops

Maine Community Foundation Grant Writing Workshops
Event Date 11-29-2017

The Maine Community Foundation will hold two grantwriting workshops for nonprofits in central and western Maine on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (snow date is Friday, December 1).

The Farmington session will be 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the University of Maine, Student Center Room CR123, 111 South Street, Farmington.

The Fairfield session will be 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Kennebec Valley Community College, King 245, 92 Western Avenue, Fairfield.

The sessions will include general information about Maine Community Foundation grant programs, tips to write a strong grant application, and an opportunity to ask questions. We will highlight our Community Building Grant Program, which has an upcoming deadline of February 15, 2018.

Registration is required so we can contact you by email if the meeting is postponed due to weather. This meeting is free and open to the public. Please spread the word and RSVP to cwoods@mainecf.org

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Big Read Grant

Big Read Accepting Grant Applications for Community-Wide Reading Programs
Deadline 01-24-2018 

The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, aims to restore reading to the center of American culture. Managed by Arts Midwest, the program provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources that support efforts to inspire their community to read and discuss a single book or the work of a poet.

Community organizations participating in the Big Read develop and produce reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse local audiences. These programs include activities such as author readings, book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, film series, music or dance events, theatrical performances, panel discussions, and other events and activities related to the community's chosen book or poet. Activities must focus on a book or poet from the Big Read Library. Previous grantees must select a different reading choice from their previous programming.

The program is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to develop reading programs between September 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Organizations selected to participate receive a grant, educational and promotional materials, and access to online training resources and opportunities. Approximately seventy-five organizations will be selected from communities of varying size in the United States.

Eligible organizations may apply for grants ranging between $5,000 and $15,000. Grants must be matched on a one-to-one basis with non-federal funds. Grant funds may be used for such expenses as book purchases, speaker fees and travel, salaries, advertising, and venue rental.

Applicant organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; a division of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library. Eligible applicants include such organizations as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Boston Performing Arts Grant

Boston Foundation Invites Applications for 2018 LAB Program
Deadline 11-30-2017 

The Boston Foundation, with support from the Barr Foundation, is accepting applications from performing artists, small nonprofit organizations, bands, collaboratives, producers, and presenters in the greater Boston area for its 2018 LAB program.

Funding awarded through the program will support work in dance, theater, original music of any kind, spoken word, performance art, circus arts, as well as traditional, culturally-specific, and folk performing arts, or any multidisciplinary combination of the above. Performance projects that include a visual art or film component are eligible, but LAB does not support standalone film projects.

Grants will be awarded in two categories: Create and Produce/Create.

1) Create: For applicants seeking support to create work, the following will be prioritized: the creation of new work (i.e., original or interpretive work/projects that have not been previously presented to a general audience); the creation of work that is rooted in and reflects or upholds a community’s shared cultural values, history, and experiences; the creation of a specific, distinct project that clearly supports the development of an applicant’s work and supports his/her career advancement; the creation of work that pushes the boundaries of an applicant’s art-making or creative process, allows the applicant to explore new artistic collaborations, or supports artistic growth, risk-taking, and experimentation; and/or projects led by people of color.

2) Produce/Present: For applicants seeking support to produce or present work, the following will be prioritized: presenting or producing the work of artists, bands, collaboratives, groups, and small arts organizations in the greater Boston area; projects supporting the artistic growth of area artists (e.g., commissioning new work and/or providing opportunities to develop, expand, or hone their artistry through meaningful feedback); projects seeking to increase the visibility of artists by creating audience-building opportunities or the chance to connect with artists, venues, places, presenters and/or producers within and outside of the greater Boston area; projects that provide opportunities to share work with communities in greater Boston that historically have had limited access to arts and cultural offerings; or projects led by people of color.

LAB will provide up to $15,000 in project-specific funds for the creation, production, or presentation of artistic work. In addition to grant funding, this year’s grantees will receive additional support for videography/documentation of the project; one-on-one artistic mentorship from a performing arts luminary; assistance in marketing and outreach; opportunities to network, socialize, and participate in peer learning with other LAB grantees; and learning opportunities for grantees around topics such as business development, marketing, fundraising, taxes, and more.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Vote for Waterville and Biddeford!

Levitt Foundation Amp Music funding of 25k
Deadline 11-20-2017

Two Maine communities (Waterville and Biddeford) are applying to the Levitt foundation to bring concerts to Maine. Help them get 25k to fund their projects by logging in and voting for them (up to 5  votes per person). You can help decide which towns and cities will be one step closer to receiving $25K in matching funds to present their own Levitt AMP Music Series - 10 free outdoor concerts, injecting new life into underused public spaces.


USArtists International Grant

Mid Atlantic Arts Accepting Applications for USArtists International Grant Program
Deadline 12-01-2017 

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

USAI encourages and promotes 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 by providing connections with presenters, curators, and artists around the world.

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

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, November 16, 2017

Art History Fellowship (OR)

University of Oregon offers a Fully Funded Fellowships in Art History 
Deadline 01-15-2018

University of Oregon offers fully funded fellowships for the PhD in Art History, including tuition, stipend, and benefits.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Penobscot Marine Museum Job

Penobscot Marine Museum seeks Executive Director (FT)
Deadline Open until filled

The Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced, self-motivated Executive Director to lead the Penobscot Marine Museum located in Searsport, Maine. The director will be the public face and spokesperson for the museum; work with the staff and board to increase annual support as needed to sustain operations and facilitate new programs; refine and implement the museum’s vision for the future. The successful applicant will have experience in not-for-profit management, fund raising and collaboration.

The museum comprises eight buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Our assets includes one of New England’s largest display of historic boats, a nationally known maritime art collection and one of the largest archives of historic photographs in Maine.

Send your resume to the Penobscot Marine Museum, Attn: Dianne Smith, P.O. Box 489, Searsport, ME 04974 or to diannesmith@pmm-maine.org


Call For Scripts: Maine Playwrights Festival

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, November 14, 2017

Maine Craft Apprentice Program

Maine Craft Apprentice Program Call
Deadline 12-08-2017

The Maine Craft Apprentice Program (MaineCAP) lasts for seven months, March through September. Applicants apply jointly, providing clear, agreed upon goals, a basic plan for how goals will be achieved, and a proposed budget for the apprentice’s honorarium. Both must also submit resumes and images of current work.

Both receive honorariums based on a recommended one hundred hours of one-on-one training ($3000 to the master, $1000 to the apprentice). The honorarium for the master artist covers their time and transference of knowledge/expertise, while the apprentice’s funds are for supplies/equipment.

Eligibility requires participants to be at least eighteen years of age, current Maine residents, and apprentices must demonstrate foundational skills in the medium they wish to pursue.

Applications are reviewed by a panel of Maine professionals for a first round elimination. The panel also interviews the finalist pairs with awards given to three or more joint applicants.


Monday, November 13, 2017

DeVos Arts Management Fellowship

DeVos Institute Accepting Applications for Fellowship in Arts Management Strategy
Deadline 12-15-2017  (Letters of Intent) 

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management provides training, consultation, and implementation support for arts managers and their boards. It operates on the premise that while much is spent to train artists, too little is spent to support the managers and boards who keep those artists at work.

Founded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2001, the institute transitioned to the University of Maryland in 2014, where it continues to offer support to individuals, organizations, and — in collaboration with foundations and governments — to communities of organizations around the world.

To advance this mission, the institute is accepting applications for its annual fellowship program, which provides intensive training in arts and cultural management, artistic planning, marketing, fundraising, evaluation, and finance for mid-career arts managers over a three-year period.

The program is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the United States and around the world through a competitive application process. Fellows attend a four-week residency in Washington, D.C., each summer for three consecutive years and receive ongoing personalized mentoring, both during and between the month-long residencies.

Fellows also receive funds for their air and ground transportation between Washington, D.C., and their country of residence; lodging during the fellowship; a per diem to cover living expenses; visa sponsorship (for international applicants); and program materials.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Anthony Quinn Student Scholarship

Anthony Quinn Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts Scholarship Program
Deadline 11-28-2017 

The Anthony Quinn Foundation has announced the deadline for its Scholarship Program, an annual program that aims to perpetuate the legendary actor/artist's vision for an art-conscious society.

Through the program, the foundation supports high school students' extracurricular study of the visual arts and design, performing arts, media arts, and/or literary arts.

Scholarships may be used for a recognized pre-college, summer, or afterschool arts education program but may not be used for either secondary school or college tuition.

To be eligible, applicants must be a young adult in high school who demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication, and a strong commitment to personal artistic growth who will benefit from financial support.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

'Reimagine It' Grants

Artfully Reimagined Invites Submissions for Reimagine It Grants
Deadline Open 

Five percent of eco-friendly online retailer Artfully Reimagined's profits go to artists devoted to creating works from recycled objects in the form of Reimagine It Grants. These  unconditional, non-matching awards are made directly to individual artists to help launch or support careers in the inspiring world of repurposed art.

Awards are based on the creative excellence of works submitted for review and are awarded to a limited number of artists of outstanding talent. Submitted pieces must be an original work; be created in the United States within the past twelve months; and be made with a minimum of 70 percent of found, reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, vintage, or upcycled objects.

At the time of application, the applicant must be at least 18 years old and a citizen of the United States.


Friday, November 10, 2017

NEFA NEST Performing Arts Grants

New England Foundation for the Arts, New England State Touring grant for performing arts 
Deadline, 12-01-2017

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

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



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples

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.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Artists "Get Ready" Grants

Artists Get Ready Grants to help artists with emergencies 
Deadline 11-30-2017

Artists Get Ready Grants help artists working in craft disciplines safeguard their studios, protect their careers + prepare for emergencies. Up to 10 grants ($500 for individual artists and $1,500 for groups of artists) will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible artists towards the purchase of goods or services that will have a direct impact on increasing career + emergency readiness.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

National Dance Project

National Dance Project - Presentation Grants
Deadline 11-17-2017

Presentation Grants are made to U.S. nonprofit presenting organizations to support the engagements of NDP awarded projects on tour by subsidizing up to 50% of the artist's fee (including housing, per diem, and travel).


Monday, November 6, 2017

Philadelphia Young Composers Competition

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Seeks Scores for Young Composers Competition
Deadline 11-15-2017 

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra has issued a call to young composers of orchestral scores for its second annual Young Composers Competition.

The winner will have his or her orchestral piece premiered by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, an ensemble now in its 78th season, in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The performance of the composer’s work will be part of the orchestra’s Annual Festival Concert to be held June 10, 2018.

The composer will be expected to travel to Philadelphia twice at his or her own expense. The first trip will be in March or April for a reading/working rehearsal with the orchestra. The second trip will be in June for the world premiere and will last approximately three days. The composer will be furnished with a professional recording following the concert that will be suitable for his or her own non-commercial purposes.

The grand prize-winner will receive a cash prize of $2,000. The second- and third-place winners will receive cash prizes of $1,000 and $500, respectively.

For the competition, only composers born between September 1, 1993, and September 1, 1999, may apply. Composers must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., or currently a foreign student at an American school. Composers must speak, write, and understand English in order to communicate with the orchestra and mentor composer. Proof of age and citizenship or legal status in the country will be required.


International Photographer of the Year

International Photographer of the Year Call
Deadline 12-10-2017

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.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

On Screen/In Person Film Program

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s On Screen/In Person touring grants for filmmakers
Deadline 11-20-2017

Through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s On Screen/In Person program provides all-expense-paid touring grants for filmmakers from across the country to screen their work, connect with new audiences, and participate in related community engagement events at venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

 Filmmakers selected to tour receive:
Six-to-ten screenings at presenting organizations across the mid-Atlantic
All travel expenses associated with the cost of the filmmaker participation in the screenings are paid by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
A $200 per diem for each calendar day the filmmaker is on tour
A $400 stipend from each host site/screening engagement

There is no submission fee to be considered.  All films are evaluated and selected by representatives from the organizations working with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as screening partners who, in turn, host the touring filmmakers in their communities.


Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts for Maine Artists 
Deadline 12-01-2018

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is offering a $25,000. direct unrestricted fellowship to a Maine artist working in the visual arts in recognition of exceptional original work which adds to Maine’s renowned cultural lexicon. In addition the awardee will be granted a solo exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, Maine. They will be also be invited to present one public lecture.

Applicants are asked to submit their application through Submittable.com
Upload a resume and 10 images and/or videos.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts through an anonymous review process.

Only one award will be granted annually.



Vermont Performance Showcase

Annual Vermont Performance Showcase
Event Date 11-16-2017
Lake Morey Resort, VT (hosted by Vermont Recreationa and Park Association)

Will you be hiring any performing artists for events you are hosting in the year ahead? Children’s programs, concert series, winter carnival, July Fourth, special events, etc? Imagine being able to see and meet 24+ live performances all in one day and all in one room. This is a not-to-be-missed event if you hire performers!  The stage will be alive with a new performer every nine minutes, plus more artists will be there with an exhibit table so you can meet them too.


Saturday, November 4, 2017

ASCAP Jazz Composer Awards

ASCAP Foundation Accepting Submission for Young Jazz Composer Awards
Deadline 12-01-2017 

Established in 1975, the ASCAP Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow, preserving the legacy of the past, and sustaining the creative incentive for today's creators through a variety of educational, professional, and humanitarian programs and activities serving the entire music community.

To that end, the foundation, in partnership with the Herb Alpert Foundation, is accepting applications to its Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards, a program designed to encourage talented young jazz composers. To be considered, applicants must submit an original score or chart of one composition accompanied by a CD indicating proper track (if applicable). Winning submissions will receive a cash prize to be shared equally among the co-writers of the musical work or composition.

To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or enrolled as a student in the U.S. and have a student visa. In addition, applicants must be under the age of 30.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Ellis-Beauregard Visual Arts Fellowship

Ellis-Beauregard Foundation announces $25,000 visual arts fellowship
Deadline 12-01-2017

 The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation will offer a $25,000 fellowship award for a Maine artist working in the visual arts.The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Fellowship will be accompanied by solo exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Applications will be juried by a panel of experts from outside of Maine.

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, through founders John David Ellis and Joan Beauregard, have created a foundation to support the work of individual artists. The foundation began its operations by initiating four six-month studio residencies in varied genres at the Lincoln Street School in Rockland, accompanied by a stipend.

The foundation is accepting fellowship applications via


Elsewhere Studios Colorado Residency

Elsewhere Studios Accepting Applications for Summer Residency (CO.)
Deadline 11-15-2017 

Elsewhere Studios is accepting applications for INSPIRED: Art at Work summer residency program in Paonia, Colorado.

The two-month residency includes a stipend and materials for two artists working in any artistic discipline. Working closely with local partner organizations, scientists, and policy makers, the artists-in-residence will create socially engaged artworks that address an issue related to the legacy of fossil fuels in the state (e.g., the preservation of culture and the environment, creation of a resilient economy in rural Colorado, pressures created by oil and gas development, the loss of jobs, etc.). These collaborations and a final symposium are designed to broadly engage the community and promote dialog about concerns vital to the future of the area.

The fully funded two-month residency at Elsewhere Studios includes living and studio space, a $500/month stipend, and a $1,000 materials budget. In addition, one local artist will receive a $500/month stipend for two months and a $1,000 materials budget.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Harvard Architecture Fellowship

Harvard Accepting Applications for Richard Rogers Fellowship in Built Environments
Deadline 11-14-2017 

Based at Wimbledon House in London, which was designed by Lord Rogers in the late 1960s, the fellowship is intended to encourage in-depth, original forms of investigation as a way to expand architectural practice and scholarship. Open to accomplished practitioners and scholars working in fields related to the built environment, the fellowship supports research projects focused on topics that have been central to Lord Rogers’s life and career, including questions of urbanism, sustainability, and how people use cities.

Each of the six selected fellows will receive a three-month residency at Wimbledon House in London as well as round-trip travel expenses, a $10,000 cash stipend, and unique access to London’s extraordinary institutions, libraries, practices, professionals, and other resources.

The fellowship is open to applicants from anywhere in the world. However, applicants must demonstrate professional or research experience in a field related to the built environment and must propose new or ongoing research that would benefit from a residency in London. Applicants must have completed a graduate or professionally accredited degree.

Preference will be given to practitioners and researchers with significant academic credentials or experience in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning or urban design, as well as applicants who propose ambitious research projects with the potential to make a significant impact on relevant fields of research or practice.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Maine Arts Commission Grants Talk

Maine Arts Commission presentation about agency funding
Event time: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 (6:30pm to 8:30pm) at Portland Stage 

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 (6:30pm to 8:30pm) Kerstin Gilg of the Maine Arts Commission will be presenting information about applying for grants in general and the way the Maine Arts Commission awards funding in particular. This event is free and open to the public and will be held at Portland Stage; 25 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101.

Participants should come prepared to have a conversation about how the performing arts in Maine are funded and how grants fit into that discussion. A particular focus will be on the upcoming Arts Commission grant cycle that will open on January 01, 2018.

To join the facebook event please go here.