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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Corning Glass Residency

Corning Museum of Glass Accepting Applications for Research Residency (NY)
Deadline 08-31-2018 

The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, is accepting applications for a research residency program for glass artists that will allow one artist to use its resources, including the permanent collections and the holdings of the Rakow Research Library, to inform his or her practice.

Named for museum's former executive director, the David Whitehouse Artist Residency for Research will enable artists to be in residence for up to three weeks to explore materials at the Rakow Library, the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, and to use other scholarly resources available at the museum, including knowledgeable staff who work in all parts of the organization.

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

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


Monday, June 18, 2018

Media Workshop Scholarships

Maine Media Workshops Directing Scholarships
Deadline Until filled

Maine Media Workshops Directing Scholarships for these upcoming workshops! A special memorial fund was established in honor of Bill Linsman, a longtime instructor at the workshops. These scholarships are intended to nurture and support emerging or early career directors to study at Maine Media.

Peter Werner
June 24-30

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Dig deep into the dynamics of directing episodic television, guided by a celebrated director and teacher. PETER WERNER is an Academy Award-winning director with an extensive background in both television and film. His television credits include Ghost Whisperer, Medium, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Justified, Grimm, Unforgettable, and The Blacklist.

Caitlin FitzGerald 
July 15-21

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Learn how to break through the obstacles that inhibit an effective performance from an accomplished actor who understands both sides of the camera.  CAITLIN FITZGERALD played Libby Masters in the acclaimed Showtime series Masters of Sex and currently co-stars in the Starz series Sweetbitter.  In addition to learning the techniques that can transform your directing or acting, you will leave with a video of your scenes.


Common Ground Country Poster Call

The Common Ground Country Fair Poster Contest 
Deadline 08-03-2018

The Common Ground Country organizers seeks entries for the Fair Poster Contest. The winning artist will receive $2,500, a press release, and is highlighted in MOFGA’s quarterly newspaper, The Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener. The selected design also is featured on the fair poster, website, T-shirt and in promotional literature.

The theme of the design must be in line with MOFGA’s mission and the general guidelines for participating in the fair. All Maine residents and MOFGA members can enter submissions.


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Translation Lab Residencies

Writers Omi Accepting Applications for Translation Lab Residencies (NYC)
Deadline 07-15-2018 

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

Through the program, translators, and the writers whose work is being translated, which will have the opportunity to speak with the writer whose work they are translating about text-specific questions. The lab also will serve as an essential community-builder for English-language translators who are working to increase the amount of international literature available to English-language readers. All text-based projects — fiction, nonfiction, theater, film, poetry, etc. — are eligible.

All residencies are fully funded, including airfare and local transport from New York City to the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, located two and a half hours north of New York City in the historic Hudson River Valley.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Fledgling Film Fund Grant

Fledgling Film Fund 
Deadline rolling

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

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


Friday, June 15, 2018

National Creative Aging Roster

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

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

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

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


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Mark Twain "Royal Nonesuch" Humor Contest

Mark Twain "Royal Nonesuch" Humor Contest, call to writers
Deadline 07-01-2018

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

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

Word limit is 7,000 words.

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


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Bangor Savings Foundation

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

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

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


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Harlow Gallery Call for Dog Days

Harlow Gallery call for artists to create art for dogs to enjoy
Deadline 07-08-2018

The Harlow invites Maine artists and dog lovers to submit work for Dog Days, a light-hearted exhibition celebrating our loyal canine companions. During this exhibit, dogs will be welcomed into the gallery to enjoy the art which will be displayed at dogs’ eye level. Artwork submitted does not necessarily have to be explicitly about dogs, rather we are asking artists to create art for dogs to enjoy.

Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. Artists submitting from out of state are responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from the Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time. Artists may submit to 4 pieces. Diptychs and triptychs will be considered and judged as one entry. Work previously shown at the Harlow is not eligible. All media welcome, including sculpture, photography, fine art and fine crafts. Artworks incorporating edible elements cannot be exhibited, but a box of dog biscuits will be available at the door for very good boys and girls. Please refrain from including obvious triggering subjects such as fire hydrants, etc. Participating artists must agree not to hold the Harlow accountable for any damage caused by overly enthusiastic or otherwise inappropriate canine art appreciators.

Dog Days is sponsored by Doug and Melinda Jennings and Chris Walters Productions.


Monday, June 11, 2018

Jane's Trust Grant

Jane's Trust Grant for Community Improvement
Deadline 07-15-2018

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

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


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Aaron Copland Performance Program

Aaron Copland Fund for Music - Performance Program 
Deadline 06-30-2018

Funds are available for General Operating Support for professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that commitment. The program also provides Project Support for exceptionally important activities relating to contemporary American music proposed by professional performing ensembles and presenting organizations that do not normally feature contemporary American music in their programming.

  • Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Non-profit tax-exempt status.
  • Performance history as an ensemble or presenter of at least two years at the time of application.
  • For General Operating Support applicants, commitment to contemporary American music.
  • Eligible organizations:
  • Chamber sized ensembles of any instrumentation
  • Chamber orchestras
  • Symphonic or other full-sized orchestras
  • Opera companies
  • Dance companies and/or ensembles (see note below)
  • Vocal ensembles and choruses
  • Presenters
  • Festivals (see note below)
  • Presenter/ensemble hybrids
  • Individuals and student ensembles are not eligible. Volunteer, community and amateur ensembles are generally not eligible except when authorized in advance to apply by the Grants Manager.

Special note for dance applicants: The Fund’s primary focus for dance applicants is on the quality of the music and the performance, which must be by live musicians, not the choreography. However, the choreography must enhance the performance of contemporary American music.

Special note for festival applicants and other applications with educational activities: If the primary focus of the organization or project is public professional performance of music, the applicant should apply to the Performance Program. If the primary focus of the organization or project is educational activities, workshops, professional training, or career development, the applicant should apply to the Supplemental Program.

Special note regarding soloists: Soloists are not eligible to apply on their own, but presenters may apply to present a soloist.

The Performance Program supports the electronic dissemination of live performances, whether as a simultaneous transmission or via a recording of a live performance, by means including broadcasting and streaming. Expenses such as recording and electronic distribution costs can be considered as eligible costs in a request for general operating or project support when included live performance. Stand-alone recording projects (e.g., an “album”) are not eligible for support in this program.

Funding Provisions
In general, grants range from $1,000 to $20,000. Grant amounts for larger organizations with a demonstrated extraordinary commitment to contemporary American music may exceed these amounts at the discretion of the panel. Please note that the awarding of a grant for general operating support in one year does not imply continuation of that support in subsequent years. Project support grants are for that project only, and no more than one grant will be awarded for a single project.


Saturday, June 9, 2018

Moore Park Art Show Call

Moore Park Art Show Call to visual and craft artists
Event  07-28-2018

Artists and fine crafters are sought for the Moore Park Art Show.

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

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

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

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

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


Friday, June 8, 2018

Grateful American Book Prize

Grateful American Book Prize for literary arts in the United States
Deadline 07-31-2018

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

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

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


Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport Job

Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport seeks Coordinating Director (PT)
Deadline 06-15-2018

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport (ACAF) is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to work with the arts and cultural community to implement the Freeport Cultural Plan, increase participation in arts and cultural events, and raise the visibility of Freeport as a destination for arts and culture.

ACAF, a not-for-profit arts and cultural organization, in partnership with the Town of Freeport, commissioned development of a Cultural Plan (Plan) for the town.  ACAF is seeking a Coordinating Director to help move ACAF and its mission into the future and to realize the goals and objectives of the Plan.  The Coordinating Director will function as the ambassador of ACAF and the Plan to individuals and community organizations, and will assist the ACAF Board of Directors in all phases of Plan implementation. This will involve regular communications, information sharing, networking and relationship building.

Job Responsibilities

  • Help develop and maintain an online directory of artists, performers, cultural organizations, performances, venues, and events, providing links to local artistic and cultural resources.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining a community bulletin board.
  • Network with local artists, arts and cultural organizations, schools, businesses, and town officials to cross-promote arts and cultural events.  
  • Help promote ACAF and arts and cultural events through print, social media, press releases, tourism- and town-based websites, and Freeport Community Television.
  • Help develop and maintain a cultural e-blast and newsletter.
  • Work with the Board to raise awareness of the social and economic benefits of an enhanced cultural sector.
  • Work with the Board in creating a Development Plan and assist in annual fundraising and grant-writing efforts.
  • Help to develop and manage annual budgets and to achieve budget priorities.
  • Report to the Board at monthly Board meetings.
  • Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of two years related work experience.  Work experience within the Not-for-Profit sector a definite plus.


  • Self-directed, process-oriented, and highly motivated individual.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Creative problem solving and multi-tasking skills.
  • Genuine interest in networking with local organizations and expanding and promoting artistic and cultural events in Freeport.
  • Ability to connect and work with all types of people.
  • Competence with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (or equivalent).
  • Ability to use social media outlets for marketing and promotion.
  • Website maintenance experience preferred.
  • Grant writing experience strongly preferred.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to committee@freeportartsandculture.org


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation

Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation Grants
Deadline 06-30-2018

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

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


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wassaic Writing Residency, NY

Call for Applications for the Wassaic Winter Art and Writing Residency, NY
Deadline 06-25-2018

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

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


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Folk Alliance International Conference

Folk Alliance International 2019 Conference in Montreal
Event date February 13-17, 2019 

Start making plans today! This amazing conference is usually held in Kansas City Missouri, so having it in the North East is a prime opportunity for New England Folk artists to attend. Early bird prices for registration were good through May 31, and there are several other ways to be part of the event.

Apply for an artist/industry Scholarship -  This can cover 100% of conference registration (does not include travel or hotel).
Apply to perform in a Showcase (Deadline 08-14-2018) – If selected you will get a code for a discounted registration rate.
Be nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award – You need to be a member for this… If you are a member you can also nominate people.
Host a panel or workshop – The panel suggestion form is currently open.

The mission of Folk Alliance International is to nurture, engage, and empower the international folk music community – traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional – through education, advocacy and performance.



Monday, June 4, 2018

Interior Designers Grants

American Society of Interior Designers Foundation Issues RFP for Transform Research Grants
Deadline 06-27-2018 

The American Society of Interior Designers Foundation works to build a stronger, better educated, socially conscious design community by providing resources and tools necessary to grow the interior design profession.

To that end, the foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its seventh annual Transform Research Grants, which provide essential funding to applied research projects that address critical gaps in industry knowledge, advance design understanding, and transform the practice of interior design. Funds will be awarded through two grant categories: Seed/Start-Up Funds and Research Projects.

1) Seed/Start-Up Funds: Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to support the exploration or pilot phase of broader research initiatives that can be completed in nine months or less (not including dissemination).

2) Research Projects: Grants of up to $70,000 will be awarded to investigate how design can transform lives; projects muxt be completed in fifteen months or less (not including dissemination).

The program is open to both ASID members and non-members.


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sundance Institute: Stories of Change

Sundance Institute Invites Stories of Change seeks Submissions
Deadline 06-15-2018 

 The Sundance Institute is inviting proposals to its Stories of Change (SOC) Content Fund for the development and production of independent storytelling projects produced in collaboration with Skoll-Awarded Social Entrepreneurs (SASEs).

Sundance believes creative independent storytelling projects can elevate the world’s most pressing problems above the cacophony of the current media landscape, accelerate the work of leading social entrepreneurs, and advance social change. Authentic, well-told independent projects resonate with audiences more deeply than marketing and promotional media may allow.

To that end, the institute will award SOC Content Fund grants in two categories: 1) Development Grants (up to $20,000); and 2) Production Grants (up to $50,000).

1) SOC Development Grants: Grant of up to $20,000 will be awarded to support the research and development phases for documentary/non­fiction projects; story development and scripting for fiction projects; and a range of research, scoping and scripting activities related to the development of storytelling projects on emerging platforms. SOC Development Grants are not intended to support the production of the final project.

2) SOC Production Grants: Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to support the production phase of documentary/non­fiction, fiction, and emerging storytelling platform projects. Projects considered for SOC Production Grants must be fully developed and ready for the pre­production phase and/or filming (for example, completed script, confirmed story and subjects/characters).

To be eligible, applicants must be an independent storyteller who has secured a commitment from a Skoll­Awarded Social Entrepreneur to collaborate on an independent storytelling project that the SASE will use to extend or deepen the impact of his or her work; or an SASE who has partnered or will partner with an independent storyteller on a project that harnesses the storyteller’s talent, artistry, and ability to tell transformative stories that extend or deepen the impact of the SASE’s work.


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Fuller Foundation Grant

Fuller Foundation Community grant
Deadline 06-15-2018

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

General Guidelines:

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


Friday, June 1, 2018

Mayo Street Arts Job

Mayo Street Arts seeks a Summer Assistant Teacher
Deadline Open until Filled

Mayo Street Arts seeks a summer assistant teacher to assist the lead RAD program teacher reaching 15-25 students ages 6-11. The assistant teacher helps with student reading, writing, and arts activities. The ideal candidate has experience teaching or leading youth programs in a summer camp or educational setting, is organized, loves kids, is outgoing, a good planner, safety-conscious, able to multi-task and delegate, and has strong communication skills.

Located in the heart of East Bayside, MSA provides a hub for international music and arts for audience members, and arts and learning opportunities for local youth.

This is a six-week, part time position

  • The RAD Program begins July 5 and ends August 9th 2018.
  • Position is 100 hours, approximately 18 hrs week.
  • Rate of pay is $15/hr.
  • Daily work schedule is 12:30pm-5:00pm, Monday–Thursday.
  • Program for children is Monday through Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00pm
  • 1-2 training meetings and one special event on Tues August 7th from 5-9pm are mandatory.

Humanities at Community Colleges Grant

NEH Humanities at Community Colleges Grant
Deadline 06-26-2018

The humanities can play a vital role at community colleges by expanding students’ intellectual horizons and by increasing their capacity to read, write, and think analytically. By effecting these changes, the humanities can help prepare students for careers and for lives as engaged citizens.

Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges support community colleges’ commitment to educating students on a variety of educational and career paths. The program funds curricular and faculty development projects that help strengthen humanities programs and/or incorporate humanistic approaches in fields outside the humanities.

Each project must be organized around a core topic or set of themes, drawn from subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature. Each project must also incorporate a broader institutional vision for the humanities at a community college.

NEH Humanities Initiatives may

  • develop bridge programs for at-risk and nontraditional students;
  • integrate substantial humanities content or texts in required or developmental courses that focus on close reading, analytical writing, and/or effective speaking;
  • support new humanities programs (which may include but are not limited to new humanities minors, first-year seminars, and capstone courses) and enhance existing ones;
  • infuse humanistic learning into professional training (in such fields as business, law, engineering, technology, hospitality, and nursing and medicine);
  • create or improve curricular pathways towards graduation and/or transfer to four-year institutions;
  • create opportunities for faculty members to study together, in order to improve their capacity to teach the humanities; and
  • support collaborative projects in the humanities between the applicant institution and another institution, such as a college or university, a school or school system, a museum or library, or a historical or cultural society.
  • Applicants are encouraged to draw on the knowledge of outside scholars who would contribute expertise and fresh insights to the project.

Program Statistics

In its initial competition the Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges program received 99 applications and made twelve awards, for a funding ratio of 12 percent.

Contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Education Programs at 202-606-8471 and hi@neh.gov


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Moth Short Story Prize

The Moth International Short Story Prize
Deadline 06-30-2018

The competition is organized by The Moth magazine. The Prize is for a single unpublished short story. There is a word limit of 5,000. Entries must be in English. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Maine Artist Fellowships

Maine Arts Commission - Maine Artist Fellowships
Deadline 06-14-2018 

Maine Artist Fellowships are awarded annually to recognize artistic excellence and advance the careers of Maine artists. Fellowships are merit-based awards that are informed by an applicant’s work as exampled through materials included in the application. No funding match is required. Fellowship award: $5,000

Disciplines for Fellowships include: craft, literary, multimedia/film, performing, traditional, visual, and the Belvedere Handcraft Fellowship (available only to artists in Washington or Hancock County).


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is accepting applications for its Fellowship Program
Deadline 09-13-2018

Through the program, stipends of up to $77,500 over twelve months (and additional funds for project expenses) will be awarded to individuals working in the creative arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics to pursue a project within their respective field. In addition, some support for relocation expenses will be provided (where relevant).

In addition to the stipend, fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources at Harvard during the fellowship year. Visual, film, and video artists may apply for either one or two semesters. In the event that they come for one semester, the stipend is $38,750.

Radcliffe Fellows are expected to devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, fellows are expected to reside in the Boston area during the fellowship period and to have their primary office at the institute to participate fully in the life of the community.


Monday, May 28, 2018

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Fulbright Scholar Program
Deadline 08-01-2018

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


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Citizens Bank Community Grant

Citizens Bank  - Citizens Helping Citizens Grant 
Deadline Open

At Citizens Bank, we care deeply about the communities we serve. That’s why we leverage the strengths of our company to fight hunger, provide shelter, teach money management, and strengthen communities. We call this Citizens Helping Citizens.


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Awesome Foundation Grant

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

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

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


Friday, May 25, 2018

Sculptfest Artist Call (VT)

SculptFest call to artists (VT)
Deadline 06-22-2018

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

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


Thursday, May 24, 2018

LEF New England Documentary Grant

LEF New England Pre-Production Film Grants
Deadline 06-01-2018

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


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Live Nation: Women Nation Grant

Live Nation Women Nation Fund 
Deadline Open

The Women Nation Fund is a global, early-stage fund investing in female-founded live music businesses.  Its purpose is to provide access to capital for underrepresented female entrepreneurs in the Concert Promotions, Events and Festival space.

As Live Nation continues to strive for gender equity and diversity across our Concert business, we have found that there simply aren’t enough female-founded festivals or female promoters to draw on. The Women Nation Fund will help address this issue by identifying, funding and growing the available pool of female-led festivals, events and promotion companies.

Businesses will be evaluated by a team of International Live Nation female executives with domain expertise across promotion, booking, technology, ticketing and PR/marketing. The fund will accept proposals for businesses in any country or region around the world. Businesses must be female-founded and provide a product or service in the live event space, as specified above.

If your business is selected for funding, you will be given access to Live Nation resources such as industry and company contacts and mentorship across our lines of business and functional areas.


Telling Room Job

The Telling Room seeks a Program Manager 
Deadline 05-31-2018

The Program Manager oversees all elements of program coordination to ensure the highest quality execution of The Telling Room's mission possible. The program manager performs a variety of tasks in support of the operations of The Telling Room's programs, including managing program finances, scheduling, coordinating volunteers, administering evaluations, and communicating with program partners.$28,000 annual salary. Dollar for dollar matching IRA contribution, up to 3%. Ability to buy in to employee health plan

The Telling Room's Program Manager will work in an office environment but the mission of the organization may sometimes take him or her to non-standard workplaces including the outdoors/indoors for camps, residencies and field trips. The Telling Room's Program Manager will work a 32-hour workweek but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to monitor program activities or participate in organization-hosted events.

The Program Manager performs a wide range of duties including but not limited to the following:

  • Oversee program administration, including calendar communications, correspondence with community partners, volunteers and interns; act as the main contact person at The Telling Room during the absence of team members
  • Maintain The Telling Room's program schedule
  • Manage program finances, including invoicing and reporting to directors and board
  • Schedule volunteers and interns into program schedules as needed; harness the skills of these individuals to support program needs and budget
  • Organize and document regular program team meetings and provide follow-up with staff, volunteers, and interns as needed
  • Screen incoming volunteer applications, community partner forms, and program requests for potential relationships that benefit The Telling Room's mission; report these requests to directors
  • Perform background and reference checks for all accepted individuals working with our students in our programs and at our location
  • Travel to neighboring schools, colleges, and universities to develop, maintain, and sustain relationships; recruit volunteers and interns and promote our programs and mission at these sites
  • Facilitate ongoing communication with volunteers through our organization's newsletter
  • Facilitate a culture of ongoing volunteer/intern service, and community partner recognition

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant experience, or ability to demonstrate skill set necessary to succeed
  • Excellent communication skills and writing abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage a variety tasks, logistics, and confidential materials simultaneously 
  • Passion for The Telling Room's mission
  • A flexible and non-judgmental approach to people and work


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Waterfall Arts Job

Waterfall Artts seeks Arts Educator (PT)
Deadline 5-30-2018

Waterfall Arts seeks an immediate part-time Arts Educator to join its creative staff and run their new AR Girls program, aiming to open new pathways and connections for creative teens in the community.

The AR Girls is a partnership between the Maine Math and Science Alliance (MMSA) and Waterfall Arts, funded by the National Science Foundation.  The project is intended to support teen girls to develop new communication skills related to science and technology-infused communication tools (i.e. augmented reality software) through a holistic support system tapping their inherent creativity and interest in art. This position will work with a team of educators and collaborators at Waterfall Arts, MMSA, and its partners to design and implement the AR Girls program. After a training period this first summer, this person will be responsible for Waterfall Art's AR Girls project management, planning, outreach and evaluation.


NEA Art Works Grant

NEA Art Works grant for organization arts projects 
Deadline 07-12-2018

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

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

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


Monday, May 21, 2018

Arts Emergency Grants

Foundation for Contemporary Art Accepting Applications for Emergency Grants
Deadline Open

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

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

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

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


Sunday, May 20, 2018

CMA Conference Showcase Call

Chamber Music America (CMA) Conference Showcase
Deadline 06-03-2018

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

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

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

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


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards

Roslyn S. Jaffe Award for community empowerment 
Deadline 05-24-2018

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


Friday, May 18, 2018

Maine Startup and Create Week

Maine Startup and Create Week:conference celebrating entrepreneurs and start-ups. ME
Event Dates June 21 - 23, 2018

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

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


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Black New England Conference Call for Papers

Black New England Conference Call for Papers on  Identity, Style and Adornment
Deadline 05-01-2018

The Black New England Conference is accepting abstracts for 10 to 15-minute presentations that examine any number of questions related to African American style. Presentations should deepen an understanding and appreciation for African American cultural traditions and promote critical engagement.

EXPRESS YOUR SELF: Identity, Style and Adornment
University of New Hampshire
October 19 – 20, 2018

Although abstracts on any aspect of African American style will be considered, we are especially interested in receiving abstracts that speak to the following themes:
•The Social Brain and the Creation of Black Identities
 Sociological and/or cognitive approaches to the social brain, African American style, and the creation of Black identity.
•Heads up: It’s all about the Hair
 The artistic, economic, and political histories of black hair
•African American Cool: Commodification, Eraser & Appropriation
 How/why is African American style commodified? What is the affect of this commodification on African Americans? In what ways is African American style imagined as transcending racial specificity.
•Say It Loud: Vogue, Ball, Garden & Underground Cultures
 Examinations of various queer cultures and styles and their movement into mainstream American culture
•Strange Fruit: Interpreting anti-Black violence through artist expressions
•The Souls of Black Folks: Stepping Forward, Redrawing Boundaries
 Where do we go from here?

This conference is for anyone who wants to explore the significance of individual and collective style as more than just a social and climatological necessity. It will be an animated and vibrant celebration of the human drive to define and redefine what it means to be human.

For consideration, please submit the title of the proposed presentation, an abstract, and a brief biography (the title, abstract, and bio should be in one document and not exceed one page). Please send to abstracts to caitvaughan@blackheritagetrailnh.org


Wednesday, May 16, 2018


New England Foundation for the Arts, New England State Touring grant for performing arts 
Deadline, 06-01-2018

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.



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Songwriting Competition

Annual USA Songwriting Competition seeking submissions 
Deadline 05-31-2018

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

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

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

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



Monday, May 14, 2018

Warhol Writers Grant

The Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program call for entries
Deadline: 05-21-2018

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

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

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

Click here to apply.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Princess Grace Student Film Grant

Princess Grace Foundation-USA Accepting Applications for Student Films
Deadline 06-01-2018

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

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

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

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


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Vilcek Prize for Culinary Arts

Vilcek Prizes for immigrant culinary arts professionals
Deadline 06-11-2018

The mission of the Vilcek Foundation is to raise public awareness of the outstanding contributions of foreign-born scientists and artists living and working in the United States. The foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young foreign-born artists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement.

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


Friday, May 11, 2018

Maritime Film Festival Call

International Maritime Film Festival is accepting submissions
Deadline 06-01-2018

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

The IMFF is a joint venture between Northeast Historic Film (NHF) in Bucksport, Maine, and WoodenBoatPublications, Inc. (WBPI), in Brooklin, Maine. NHF is the technical partner, and brings a constellation of film experts to the organization, while WBPI, with its rich understanding of the topic, serves as the media and content partner. NHF’s state-of-the art theatre in Bucksport, the Alamo, will host a gala awards event. In the months after the awards event, a compilation of winners will be offered to venues worldwide.

The awards ceremony will take place in Bucksport, Maine, and Brooklin, Maine. It will be a small, exclusive event centered at the Alamo and will include two days of screenings, short presentations, and parties—one of which will take place on the seaside campus of WoodenBoatPublications in Brooklin.

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


Aaron Siskind Photographer's Fellowship

Aaron Siskind Photographer's Fellowship award
Deadline 05-18-2018

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

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

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

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

There is a $20 entry fee.



Thursday, May 10, 2018

Best Buy Community Grants

Best Buy Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Grants
Deadline 05-31-2018

The mission of the Best Buy Foundation is to provide teens with places and opportunities to develop technology skills that will inspire their future education and career choices.

To that end, the foundation, through its Community Grants program, will award grants of up to $10,000 to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop twenty-first century technology skills. Examples of program activities include computer programming, digital imaging (photography, graphic design, videography), music production, robotics, and gaming and mobile app development.

To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or public agency working to provide teens with access to opportunities through technology. In addition, organization must provide direct services that help build technology skills in teens between the ages of 13 and 18; and be located within fifty miles of a Best Buy store, Best Buy Mobile location, Best Buy Distribution Center, Best Buy Service Center, or Best Buy’s corporate campus. Organizations that have engaged Best Buy employee-volunteers will receive special consideration.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Historic Preservation Fund

Maine Community Foundation Historic Preservation Fund
Deadline 06-15-2017

The Belvedere Historic Preservation Fund, in partnership with Maine Historic Preservation Commission’s New Century Grant, is offering grants to support the preservation or restoration of historic buildings.The grant program focuses on the preservation and reuse of historic buildings that serve as civic, cultural, or economic hubs for communities. Grants will primarily be focused on capital projects. The committee will consider the following criteria:

The property’s historical significance at the local, state, or national level
Extent to which the property is threatened
The organizational readiness of the applicant to accomplish the proposed work and the likelihood of the project’s completion within a year.
All proposed projects must be for historic buildings listed or in the process of being listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

If a project’s total budget is larger than $15,000, the application should be for only a portion or phase of the project. Strong preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate how other sources of support will be combined with a grant from this program to accomplish the proposed work.

All grantees must be eligible to accept tax-deductible donations as outlined in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grantees must immediately notify the foundation of any change in or challenge to their tax-exempt status (as determined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) before the end of the grant period.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Western Maine Art Group Call

The Western Maine Art Group Invites Artists to Enter Their Annual Juried Art Show
Deadline 05-25-2018

The Western Maine Art Group announces the call for their annual  juried art show. This year's exhibit will coincide with the Norway Arts and Music Festival.

The Western Maine Art Group Juried Art Show is open to any artist age 18 years and older who maintains a residence in Maine. It is not a requirement to hold a booth at the Norway Arts and Music Festival to enter the show.


Kennebec Youth Orchestra Call

Kennebec Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra call for music student auditions
Event date 05-29-2018 and 06-05-2018

Are you looking for a new musical challenge?  Would you like to play in a full symphony orchestra with other excellent & committed student musicians?

 Audition for KVYSO on May 29th & June 5th at the University of Maine at Augusta!

Kennebec Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra offers youth in the Central Maine area an opportunity to play classic orchestral music with their peers, led by the energetic & inspiring Jinwook Park, who performs, directs, and teaches in Boston and at Colby College.  Just as top student athletes play for the school team & also for a travel league, there are young musicians eager to explore orchestral repertoire with other advanced players, while they continue to perform with their local ensembles. KVYSO is an outstanding enrichment opportunity for young musicians!   With its central University of Maine at Augusta location, the rehearsals are convenient and accessible to students from Readfield to Brunswick, Lewiston/Auburn, the Mid-Coast & beyond.

KVYSO leadership is very aware of how busy young Maine musicians can be!  We schedule rehearsals in the evening to accommodate after-school commitments, and have chosen a central location that minimizes travel time. It is very important that KVYSO musicians continue their connections with their school ensembles, as KVYSO is meant to be supplemental.  We also highly recommend that students receive private instruction, and can help connect students with local music teachers.


Monday, May 7, 2018

MOXIE Festival Call to Artists

Town of Lisbon Falls call for “Artists have MOXIE!”
Deadline  05-25-2018

Please consider submitting an application for the first annual “Artists have MOXIE!” art walk. This is a great opportunity for artists to sell some work!

40 to 50 thousand people visit the Moxie Festival each year! This is a juried event and we welcome all styles of original artwork to be considered. The festival is on Saturday, July 14th.


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Maine Public Art Call - Belfast

Maine Arts Commission call to artists who are residents of Maine to submit proposals for Waldo Justice Center in Belfast, Maine
Deadline 05-31-2018

The Maine Arts Commission is making a call to all artists who are residents of Maine to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at the new Waldo Justice Center in Belfast, Maine. The total project budget is approximately $28,000.00.

Founded in 1827, Waldo County covers a vast area of approximately 724 miles, and consists of 25 towns with the City of Belfast as its county seat. The state court located in downtown Belfast has outgrown its aging structure, and will move into a modern new facility across the street from the existing building in early 2019.

The new 37,000 square-foot Justice Center will honor the historic buildings in Belfast’s civic center, with a brick façade and Neo-classical details. The court system upholds the ideals of justice and democracy, and the courthouse will be central to Belfast's civic identity. In its historical downtown context, the new Justice Center will acknowledge the past while looking forward to the county’s current and future growth.

All professional artists who are Maine residents (registered to vote and pay state income taxes) may apply for consideration to this project. Artists who are employees of the Waldo County Judicial
System are ineligible for Percent for Art projects at the location where they are employed, as are members of the selection committee and their immediate families. Students at any level are ineligible.


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Startup Maine Conference

Startup Maine Conference at Maine College of Art
Event Date June 21 to 23, 2018

Startup Maine is a reflection and gathering of this emergent energy, through a group of people focused on assembling events that foster an exchange of ideas, knowledge, and action. It is about growing enterprises and changing culture in the region, redefining the conventional wisdom of what an economic center looks like, and what can be achieved outside of major metropolitan areas. It’s about creating community among those making it happen, while curating truly great content and conversations that will raise the bar and inspire you into action, no matter where you live or what you’re working on.

We welcome both “startups” (innovative and high-growth teams, regardless of the size or age of the company) and “creators” (anybody in the business of making things, from physical to digital), and provide an intimate, cutting-edge content, opportunities for applied learning, and the potential for plenty of collaborative collisions.

In keeping with our beliefs of a rising tide lifts all ships, and our commitment to access and opportunity, Startup Maine is completely volunteer run. People work incredibly hard to make these events happen (15,000+ volunteer hours, 40+ volunteers), and we’re constantly trying new ideas, and finding new ways to serve the startup community.



Friday, May 4, 2018

Mayo Street Arts Job

Mayo Street Arts seeks a Part Time Development Coordinator
Deadline 05-18-2018

MSA seeks a Development Coordinator to help bring fundraising activities to the next level. The ideal candidate has development experience including managing mail and email fundraising campaigns, OR has exceptionally strong administrative and organizational skills with an eye for detail. Located in the heart of East Bayside, MSA provides a hub for international music and arts for audience members, and arts and learning opportunities for local youth.


Dollar General Literacy Grant

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants
Deadline 05-17-2018

Youth Literacy Grants provide grants up to $4,000 to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas: Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs; Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives; and, Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day
Event Day, The first Saturday of May (05-05-2018)

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

Find a shop near you.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Western Maine Art Group Call

Western Maine Art Group Annual Exhibit- Call to Artists
Deadline 05-25-2018

This exhibit is open to any artist 18 years or older who maintains a residence in Maine. The exhibit will be at the Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main Street, Norway, Maine 04268.

Medium and size:
2D Drawings, Paintings, mixed media and collages are eligible for entry.  Photographs are not eligible.  Works must be prepared with weight-appropriate wire.  While framing is optional, all works must be ready to hang and have no unfinished edges, and no larger than 36 inches in any dimension.

Submission and Acceptance of Individual Works:
Images of up to three works may be submitted for review to the jury panel.  Each piece will be judged separately on its own merit and not all pieces will be accepted.

Artists submitting work for consideration will pay a  nonrefundable fee of $30 for up to three pieces.



Directors and Choreographers Observers Program

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Accepting Applications for Observers Program
Deadline 05-08-2018

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation is accepting applications from emerging directors and choreographers for paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at leading regional theaters across the country.

Through the program, SDCF Observers may have access to the entire rehearsal process, from first rehearsal through opening night. Observers also will have the invaluable opportunity to observe first-hand the techniques, disciplines, approaches, and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics.

Each observer receives a weekly stipend of at least $250 as well as a project travel stipend.

Anyone with serious interest in pursuing a career in directing and/or choreography may apply to the Observership program. A $25 application fee is required to apply for those unaffiliated with SDC. Any observer who is not already a member of SDC will be awarded a free, one-year SDC associate membership.

See the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Libra Foundation Grants

Libra Foundation grants for Maine nonprofits
Deadline 05-15-2018

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.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Walmart Community Grants

Walmart Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Grant Program
Deadline Rolling/ 12-31-2018

The Walmart Foundation is accepting applications through its Community Grant Program.

Through the annual program, grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to local nonprofit organization within the service area of individual Walmart stores. Grants will be awarded in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, and/or career opportunities.

To be eligible, an organization must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3), (4), (6) or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code; a recognized government entity (i.e., state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, requesting funds exclusively for public purposes); a K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large.


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Side x Side Summer Arts Institute

Register to attend the Summer Arts Institute for elementary school teachers
Deadline 05-31-2018

Side x Side’s Arts Institute develops comprehensive professional development programs for elementary school teachers. Through continuous professional development opportunities, Side x Side empowers teachers and cultivates a meaningful understanding of the impact of arts integration and its application in the classroom.

Side x Side’s professional development programs are designed with both art and classroom teachers to include relevant pedagogy, content and standards. This collaboration demonstrates how well-designed arts projects can form the basis of an interdisciplinary instructional approach that incorporates contemporary learning standards into all academic subject areas.

Side x Side’s professional development strives to:
•Provide classroom teachers instruction in and exposure to various art forms applicable to their teaching and curriculum design in order to meet the needs of all students.
•Help redefine how students access, engage with and demonstrate their knowledge of the curriculum.
•Support relationships that help foster sustainable community-based education practices through the placement of teaching artists and content experts in k-12 classrooms.


> Register now for the 2018 Summer Arts Institute at the Portland Museum of Art June 25-26

Saturday, April 28, 2018

National Book Awards Call

National Book Foundation Call for National Book Award entries
Deadline 05-16-2018

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. A pantheon of such writers as William Faulkner, Marianne Moore, Ralph Ellison, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Robert Lowell, Walker Percy, John Updike, Katherine Anne Porter, Norman Mailer, Lillian Hellman, Elizabeth Bishop, Saul Bellow, Donald Barthelme, Flannery O’Connor, Adrienne Rich, Thomas Pynchon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Alice Walker, Charles Johnson, E. Annie Proulx, and Colum McCann have all won the Award.

The following are eligible:

Full-length books of fiction and nonfiction
Collections of short stories and collections of essays by one author
Collected and selected poems by one author
Books by authors who are living at the commencement of the eligibility year (December 1, 2014)
Self-published books, provided that the author/publisher also publishes titles by other authors (Note: the Foundation may request the publisher's catalog to verify this.)

The following are NOT eligible:

English translations of books originally written in other languages
Anthologies containing work written by multiple authors
Reprints of books published in previous Award years. Exceptions may be made for otherwise eligible books published outside the United States in the previous Award year at the National Book Foundation's discretion.
Books published through self-publishing services
In the event of a dispute as to eligibility, the Foundation will decide whether a book is eligible, and its decision will be binding.

Publishers must complete the online entry form and submit payment.

All books must be sent via U.S. Postal Service First-Class Mail or Media Mail. Book packages must be clearly marked with "National Book Awards." Please send books as early as possible. Judges are not obligated to consider books that arrive late.

Bound galleys and bound manuscripts are acceptable if a book has not yet been published. Finished books may be sent to replace galleys and manuscripts when available.

For ebooks, please provide a printed and bound, 8 ½ x 11-inch copy of the book, including publication date information.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Music Therapy Fultz Award

American Music Therapy Association call for applications: Arthur Flagler Fultz award
Deadline 05-04-2018

The American Music Therapy Association, a professional association dedicated to the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings, is accepting applications for the annual Arthur Flagler Fultz Award.

The award program is designed to encourage, promote, and fund music therapy research and the exploration of new and innovative music therapy treatments.

1) Clinical research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the efficacy of music therapy interventions and help define best practice.

2) Health services research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the role of music therapy practice in the context of emerging healthcare delivery models.

A single grant of $15,000 will be awarded for projects in either of the above categories.

To be eligible, the project’s primary investigator must be an AMTA member in good standing.

See the AMTA website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previous award recipients.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Maine Pottery Weekend

Maine Pottery Weekend 
Event Date May- 05 and 06, 2018

Every year on the first weekend in May, pottery and ceramics studios across Maine open their doors to the public. It's a fun day and a chance meet the artists, peek in the kilns, see demonstrations, and shop for pottery and other handmade goods.

Full information at:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Castine Plein Air Festival Call

Castine Maine Plein Air Festival call to artists 
Deadline 04-30-2018
Event date July 19 to 21

The festival will begin in the morning with artist registration at the Town Common. Artists will have their canvases stamped, and will receive an artist packet with important materials for the Exhibition and Sale on Saturday. The Exhibition will be held, once again, in the Alfond Student Center of the Maine Maritime Academy. We look forward to another fabulous festival with art and enjoyment for all.

For a non-refundable fee of $25, applicants must submit three (3) digital images of their work and an artist bio. Images should be saved as separate jpeg files at 300 dpi, each labeled with your name, title of the piece, dimensions, medium and substrate (e.g. Claude Monet “Water Lilies 17”, 9”x12” oil on panel). No single file should exceed 2MB in size. All images must be of original “plein air” artwork, created by the applicant artist within the past two years.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Roy W. Dean Grant, Film

The Roy W. Dean Grant funds short films, documentaries, and independent features < $500,000 
Deadlines 04-30-2018, 06-30-18, 09-30-18

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.



Monday, April 23, 2018

US Cellular Corporate Giving Program

US Cellular Corporate Giving program
Deadline Open

The Company’s corporate giving program, Connecting with Our Communities, seeks programs serving disadvantaged youth, families, and seniors, and attempts to connect them with opportunities for a better life. The Program serves cities and regions with large concentrations of the Company’s associates and customers in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Pressing Matters Printmaking Call

Artslant Pressing Matters Printmaking Call (California)
Deadline 05-01-2018

All entries must be hand-pulled prints using traditional printmaking processes in any combination of serigraphy, letterpress, collagraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, monoprint or solar plates.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Maine Student Film & Video Festival Call

The Maine Student Film & Video Festival call for student film submissions
Deadline 06-01-2018

The Maine Student Film & Video Festival will kick off its 39th annual season with several changes that will open the doors for more student filmmakers to take part in the state’s premiere multimedia event for young people.

Films will be judged in three categories: narrative (fiction), documentary, and creative, a category that will include stop-motion, music video, art film, experimental, and other genres that don’t fit the narrative or documentary categories.

The festival is open to filmmakers a19 and younger in grades K-12 and, each year, draws entries from students around the state. Entries will be judged by a panel of filmmakers, media professionals and educators, and are evaluated on the basis of originality, content, style and technique. Films are reviewed by the following divisions: pre-teen, (grades K-6), junior (grades 7-8) and senior (grades 9-12). This year, entries in the junior and senior divisions will be judged based on genre with separate winners for each category, depending on submissions.


Friday, April 20, 2018

Haystack Summer Conference

Haystack's Summer Conference (Deer Isle, Maine) - registration open 
Event Date July 8-12, 2018

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is organizing a summer conference to look at craft in a broader context. The conference is intimate in scale and encourages an active exchange between participants and presenters. Mornings are spent in presentations and lectures with afternoons filled with group discussion and studio based workshops that provide a way of exploring ideas through materials. This event is an important part of the work we do at the school, and supports our belief in creating an environment that values reflective thinking within an inclusive and creative community.

This year’s conference, Sustainability: Impulses, practices and models, brings together nine inspiring presenters from a variety of creative disciplines.



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Maine Arts Commission Dance Grant

Maine Arts Commission Dance Education Grant for PK-12
Deadline 05-02-2018 

This program funds dance education residencies during the school day for PK-12 schools/districts to use for a dance program. There is no required matching of funds. Dance educators must be members of the Maine Arts Commission Teaching Artist Roster.

Applicants may apply for awards up to $2,250. Applications will be reviewed on the following criteria.

  • Demonstration of high-quality teaching and learning for all learners.
  • Clear description of the project and its impact.
  • Description of the learning opportunity including objectives, outcomes (including performance information), and assessment methodology. 
  • Alignment with dance standards. 
  • Evidence of collaborative planning among the school educator(s) and the Teaching Artist(s) and evidence on how you will sustain this program.

This grant is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Thornton Academy dance education program and seven collaborative schools/studios and the non-profit organization Dancers Making a Difference.



KeyBank Community Grant

KeyBank Foundation to support communities
Deadline: Open

The Foundation provides support to nonprofits that foster economic self-sufficiency in the communities where the Bank operates in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington. Priority is given to programs and projects that address financial education, workforce development, and diversity. Financial education grants foster effective financial management and understanding of financial services and tools. Workforce development grants provide training and placement for people to access job opportunities. Diversity grants promote inclusive environments by employing systemic changes to improve the access of individuals of diverse backgrounds.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Record Store Day!

Record Store Day
Event 04-21-2018

Great promotions and deals across the state, this Saturday.

The live music is just the icing on the cake, however. People start lining up at 7 a.m. to be the first to buy some of the hundreds of special releases, re-releases and one-offs up for grabs on RSD — as well as some of the sweet deals just generally available.

A full list of everything can be found on the RSD site:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Working Artist Org. Grant

Working Artist Org. / $1000 Working Art Grant / Art Purchase Award / Call for Submissions
Deadline 04-30-2018

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

For application guidelines please see:


Tourism Enterprise Grant

Maine Office of Tourism, Enterprise Marketing Grant for organizations 
Deadline Second Friday in May, and First Friday in November

The primary objective of the Maine Tourism Marketing Partnership Program (MTMPP) is the
creation and implementation of programs designed to stimulate and expand the travel
industry while strengthening the State’s image by coordinating the promotional efforts of
the private sector with those of the Office of Tourism (MOT). Programs must be aligned with
and support the Five Year Plan developed by the Office of Tourism. The intent of the
Tourism Enterprise Grant is to make funds available to focused and sustainable marketing
projects whose primary goal is to expand and grow tourism in Maine. The goal is to assist
new or young projects, or to build and strengthen mature and healthy projects. Grant
Applications will be accepted twice per year for a minimum amount of $2,500 and a
maximum amount of $10,000.

The intent of the MTMPP Tourism Enterprise Grant is to distribute awards to permanent
Maine-based, non-profit 501C3 or 501C6 incorporated organizations whose primary
purpose is to promote and expand tourism in Maine.

Organizations must be a Maine-based 501C3 or C6 and must have been in existence for a
minimum of three years
The Organization’s Board should include individuals representing tourism interests
Organizations may only apply once per calendar year
Eligible projects must be tourism focused with an objective of increasing overnight
Only Projects hosted by a Maine organization are eligible to apply for funding.
Eligible events cannot occur in less than 60 days of the grant start date (First Cycle: July 1st
or Second Cycle: January 1st)


Monday, April 16, 2018

Celebration Barn Residency

Celebration Barn Residency for physical theatre artists 
Deadline 05-01-2018

Celebration Barn is an incubator for physical theater with an emphasis on collaborative process. Residencies provide artists a retreat from daily demands, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in creating and refining work. Located in the beautiful countryside of western Maine, Celebration Barn’s 45-year history fuels a super-charged atmosphere that encourages artists to play on their creative edge, to be nurtured and challenged by collaborators, and to launch performance in new directions.

This residency is intended to support individual artists (age 18+ and at any stage of their career) working with a director/production team and ensembles (with up to 8 members) who are creating work specifically to tour. Artists who are working alone on solo projects are not eligible. Accommodations are only provided for those who are creative participants in the project. Up to 4 creative teams/ensembles may be in residency at one time, depending on the needs of applicants.

Expenses paid by artists: Travel, Breakfast, and Bedding; $50 fee/participant

Resources provided by Celebration Barn:

  • Private, on-site accommodations in single-occupancy or double-occupancy rooms (for participating artists, ages 18+ only; singles as available)
  • Delicious, healthy lunches and dinners, always with a vegetarian option
  • A dedicated rehearsal studio
  • A shared, well-equipped kitchen for breakfast preparation (with industrial fridge, two ovens, two sinks and lots of prep space) and bathrooms
  • Shared use of 20’ x 25’ stage with 17’ ceiling height
  • Opportunity to share work and process with other artists, as well as facilitated feedback to help advance your work
  • Limited tech support. Be sure to include specific technical requirements in application.
  • Wi-fi access in the theater
  • 11 acres of lush, private fields and forests with amenities including a fire pit, horseshoe pit, and laying hens
  • The beautiful historic Paris Hill neighborhood within walking distance
  • Local amenities include a large grocery store, public lake access, food co-op, fine dining, and a fantastic cafe, all within a 15-minute drive in near by villages of South Paris, Norway, and Oxford.

To apply, fill out the following online application, including all supplemental materials.

For answers to questions regarding the application and residencies, please email Ian@CelebrationBarn.com or call (207) 743-8452