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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Hatch Fund

Hatch fund offers Kick starter type support to artists 
Deadline Open 

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

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

http://www.hatchfund.org/

Friday, September 21, 2018

Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust

Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust for Maine Organizations 
Deadline 10-01-2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  Physical address:
  Ten Free Street
  Portland, ME  04101

The Trust does not accept e-mailed grant applications.

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

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

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

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Joan Mitchell Foundation

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

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

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

More information at:
http://joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/artist-grants

http://joanmitchellfoundation.org

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ucross Artist Residencies (Wy)

Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Spring 2017 Artist Residencies
Deadline 10-01-2018

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.ucrossfoundation.org/residency-program/

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Target Field Trip Grants

Target Field Trip Grants Program
Deadline 10-01-2018

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

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

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

https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants

Eastman School of Music Grant

Eastman School of Music, Institute for Music Leadership Grant
Deadline 10-01-2018

The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research is a division of the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music. The Center’s research and programming emphasizes the 21st Century evolution of the innovative ensemble, influenced by both the symphony orchestra and the chamber music traditions, with a focus on creative, artist-centered ensembles that reflect new models of artistic innovation, organizational relationships, and operational sustainability.

The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research Grant provides funding for research and projects related to innovative ensembles.  Anyone based in North America may apply. A number of Paul R. Judy Circle Grants will be reserved for and awarded to Eastman School of Music students, alumni, and faculty.  These awards are available in both research and innovative projects categories, and will comprise no more than 25% of the total grant funds awarded by the program. The 2018 deadlines for application are March 1, 2018 (Eastman students alumni and faculty applicants only) and October 1, 2018 (all applicants). Grants will range from $500-$2,000.  Grant proposals for $2,000 or less are most likely to be funded, but in special circumstances, higher grant proposals will be considered.

Grant Program Categories:

Research Support.  Interested individuals may submit a proposal to support a research project with a focus on creative, artist-centered ensembles that reflect new models of artistic innovation, organizational relationships, and operational sustainability. Funding may go toward travel, lodging, or other costs in order to complete the project.  [But not food]  Research papers/articles produced through a research grant will be eligible for publication in INNOVATE. MUSIC. LEAD., a semi-annual publication by the Eastman School of Music.

Innovative Projects.  Individuals, ad hoc groups, and pre-formed ensembles may apply for support for a project structured around the concept of an innovative ensemble.  This category is intentionally broad and may encompass a wide range of activities.  A few examples of projects include educational outreach programs, concerts, and recording projects. 

https://iml.esm.rochester.edu/prjc/paul-r-judy-center-for-applied-research-grant-program-application/

Monday, September 17, 2018

Roy W. Dean Film Grant

The Roy W. Dean Grant funds short films, documentaries, and features < $500,000 
Deadline 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.
Works-in-progress.
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.

http://fromtheheartproductions.com/how-to-apply-for-grants/

http://fromtheheartproductions.com/

Clif Bar Grants

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants
Deadline 10-01-2018

These grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Applications are reviewed three times a year; the deadlines are the 1st of February, June, and October. Grants awarded during a particular cycle will be announced at the beginning of the following cycle.

Priority is given to applicants that:

Address our funding priorities from a holistic perspective*
• Protect Earth's beauty and bounty.
• Create a robust, healthy food system.
• Increase opportunities for outdoor activity.
• Reduce environmental health hazards.
• Build stronger communities.

Operate with clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them.
Demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level.
Promote positive change through both the projects and their implementation process.

http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants

http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Chamber Music America Jazz Presenters Call

Chamber Music America Issues RFP for New Jazz Presenters Grant Program
Deadline 10-05-2018 

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.chamber-music.org/programs/jazz/grants#l35373

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Foundry Public Art - Cambridge, MA

The Foundry Public Art Call
Deadline 09-17-2018

The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites you to submit your qualifications to be eligible for a $100,000 public art commission for The Foundry, an adaptive reuse project to build a community center for creativity and collaboration.

https://www.4culture.org/listings/public-art-for-colorado-state-university/

Lighthouse Fellowships

Lighthouse Works Accepting Applications for Artist Fellowships (NY)
Deadline 10-15-2018 

Lighthouse Works, a nonprofit arts organization, is devoted to encouraging the development of artists and the enrichment of the year-round cultural and economic vitality of Fishers Island, New York.

To help advance that mission, the organization currently is accepting applications for its fellowship program. Fellowships are six weeks in duration and occur year-round. During their fellowship term, fellows are provided with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance, and a stipend of $1,500 to defray the costs of shipping materials, the purchase of art supplies, and other expenses incurred in making artwork in a remote location. The organization's belief is that no artist should have to spend money to accept the opportunity of a fellowship.

While fellows' primary obligation is to the solitary pursuit of their creative projects, every artist is expected to participate in a single studio tour, reading, or performance for the public at the conclusion of their fellowship. In addition, fellows have the chance (though they are not required) to teach workshops, mentor students, or invite them for studio visits.

While the program accepts artists working in a wide range of disciplines, it is best able to accommodate visual artists, writers, and musicians. Artistic excellence is the primary criterion for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.


https://www.thelighthouseworks.com/fellowship-program/

Friday, September 14, 2018

Henderson Foundation Grant

George B. Henderson Foundation Invites Applications for Boston Beautification Projects
Deadline 09-27-2018

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

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

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

http://thehendersonfoundation.com

Thursday, September 13, 2018

University of Texas Fellowship

UT Harry Ransom Center Invites Applications for Research Fellowships (TX)
Deadline 11-15-2018 

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin advances understanding of the humanities for a broad and diverse audience through the preservation and sharing of its extraordinary collections, providing unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists and deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts.

The center currently is accepting applications for its Research Fellowship program. Approximately seventy fellowships of $3,500 will be awarded to postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive on-site work (one to three months) with the center's collections.

Travel stipends of up to $2,000 are available for postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require less than one month's work with the center's collections. Travel stipends may not be combined with other Ransom Center fellowships.

In addition, dissertation fellowships of $2,000 are available for graduate students whose doctoral dissertations require use of the center's collections.

Citizens of the United States and foreign nationals are eligible to apply. Previous recipients of Ransom Center fellowships are eligible to reapply after two full fellowship cycles have passed.

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/application/

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Blade of Grass Fellowship

A Blade of Grass Fellowship, New York, NY
Deadline 11-16-2018

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

http://www.abladeofgrass.org/

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Moss Arts-Integrated Education

P. Buckley Moss Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts-Integrated Education Programs
Deadline 09-30-2018

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

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

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

http://www.mossfoundation.org/

Monday, September 10, 2018

American Academy in Rome Prize

American Academy in Rome Invites Applications for Rome Prize
Deadline: November 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

http://www.aarome.org/apply

Sunday, September 9, 2018

KISMET Residency

The KISMET Foundation's Artist-In-Residence Program (ME)
Deadline 09-30-2018

Residency dates, one month in November to May

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

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

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

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

http://www.thekismetfoundation.org

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Horticultural Leadership Fellowship

Longwood Gardens Invites Applications for Horticultural Leadership Fellows Program
Deadline 10-01-2018 

Years before it was a public garden, the land in Kennett, Pennsylvania, on which Longwood Gardens stands was home to the native Lenni Lenape tribe and Quaker farmers. Since then, it has undergone significant transformation to become the magnificent property that is enjoyed by more than a million guests each year.

Longwood is now accepting applications and nominations for its 2019–20 Fellows Program — a thirteen-month residential working and learning experience designed to further develop and refine high-potential individuals' leadership skills. The tuition-free program offers a monthly stipend, housing, pragmatic and individualized leader development opportunities, and immersion into the business of public horticulture as a part of the arts and cultural communities.

Program content is grounded in the disciplines of leadership, organizational behavior, and nonprofit management and begins with an introspective onboarding process that heightens participants' self-awareness. The program is designed with 25 percent of the focus spent on text and case-based discussions, 35 percent spent on learning from regional and global public horticulture and cultural leaders, and 40 percent spent on pragmatic experiences gained via departmental immersion, a two-month field placement, and a collective cohort project.

The ideal candidate is someone who has a bachelor's degree and wants to serve — or is currently serving — in a leadership capacity within the public horticulture and/or cultural industry. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a high potential for professional growth, be readily endorsed by other professionals in their field, be proficient at reading and writing in English, and embody the following characteristics: is committed to professional excellence; demonstrates leadership competencies; has deep intellectual curiosity; is a collaborator; possesses strong communication skills; demonstrates adaptive interpersonal skills; is intrinsically motivated; works for the greater good; represents diverse perspectives and backgrounds; is visionary and innovative; continuously develops oneself and others; demonstrates commitment to public horticulture and the arts and cultural sector; and has five or more years of work experience in public horticulture, arts and culture, or closely related field. Although not required, applicants may possess or be working toward a master's or doctoral degree.

The 2019–20 Fellows Program begins in June 2019.

https://longwoodgardens.org/education/longwood-fellows

Chamber Music America Residency Partnership

Chamber Music America Invites Applications for Residency Partnership Grants
Deadline 10-12-2018

Chamber Music America is accepting applications from ensembles and presenters for its Residency Partnership Program, an initiative that supports audience-building efforts in classical, contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music.

Funding will be specifically targeted to activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series. These activities may include but are not limited to clinics, interactive classroom programs, and lecture/demonstrations in libraries, hospitals, senior centers, social service organizations, youth clubs, local cultural centers, and public and private schools, or similar venues. In general, organizations or businesses that provide public services to their local populations are considered eligible community partners. Projects must take place in the United States or its territories.

Applicants must be U.S.-based ensembles or not-for-profit presenters partnering with ensembles. The organizing and ensemble partners must be CMA organization-level members. The community groups involved in the residency need not be CMA members.

The length of the residencies ranges from a minimum of three days to one year. Grants support up to 75 percent of expenses directly connected to the project, with the balance drawn from other sources such as cash from other grants, earned income, or an allocation from the organization's general operating funds.

Grants of up $6,000 will fund short-term projects involving three to nine activities taking place over at least three consecutive or separate days within a month.

https://www.chamber-music.org/programs/classical/grants#l407

Friday, September 7, 2018

Camden International Film Festival

Camden International Film Festival
Event date, September 13 to 16, 2016 Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Maine 

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

https://pointsnorthinstitute.org/ciff/

Graham Foundation Individuals Grants

Graham Foundation Individuals Grants 
Deadline 09-15-2018 (LOI)

The Graham Foundation offers two types of grants to individuals: Production and Presentation Grants and Research and Development Grants.

Production and Presentation Grants assist individuals with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, and new media projects Production and Presentation Grants to individuals do not exceed $20,000 and are likely to be less.

Research and Development Grants assist individuals with seed money for research-related expenses such as travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other development costs. Projects must have clearly defined goals, work plans, and budgets. Research and Development Grants do not exceed $10,000 and are likely to be less.

For individuals, our funding priorities are to:

  • Provide opportunities to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth at crucial or potentially transformative stages in their careers.
  • Support their efforts to take positions, develop new forms of expression, and engage debate.
  • Help them communicate their work in the public realm and reach new and wider audiences.
  • Support new voices by giving priority to first-time applicants.
  • Overall we are most interested in opportunities which enable us to provide critical support at key points in the development of a project or career.

Given our priorities, we believe projects of the greatest potential should fulfill the following criteria:

  • Originality: the project demonstrates an innovative, challenging idea; critical, independent thinking; advanced scholarship; a new or experimental approach
  • Potential for impact: the project makes a meaningful contribution to discourse and/or to the field; expands knowledge; is a catalyst for future inquiry; raises awareness of an understudied issue; promotes diversity in subject matter, participants, and audience
  • Feasibility: the project has clear and realistic goals, timeframe, work plan, and budget
  • Capacity: applicant possesses strong qualifications and/or knowledge; demonstrates ability to carry out the project successfully; has access to necessary resources outside of the grant request


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Maine Theater Fund

Maine Community Foundation Maine Theater Fund
Deadline 09-15-2018

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

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

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

http://www.mainecf.org/Grants/AvailableGrantsDeadlines/MaineTheaterFund/tabid/398/Default.aspx

Network of Ensemble Theaters Grant

Network of Ensemble Theaters Accepting Applications for Travel Grants
Deadline 09-18-2018 

The Network of Ensemble Theaters is accepting applications for its Net/Ten Travel Grants program, which supports efforts to initiate new professional relationships or further develop existing relationships.

Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded in support of international or domestic activities that initiate and strengthen relationships; remove barriers of distance and travel; meet potential cross-sector and cross-discipline partners (i.e., collaborations with those outside the arts, or from arts disciplines or genres beyond the member's own); and/or explore new practices, ideas, or methods. Activities may include but are not limited to observerships, shared rehearsals, planning, training, and/or other explorations with outside partners. Artistic, administrative, and technical/production-based projects are welcome.

To be eligible, applicants must be a NET member in good standing (grantees must remain NET members in good standing throughout the full project period) and be affiliated with an ensemble. In addition, the applicant must have an address and the ability to receive funds in the United States.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CrsVb4zgpOKX9Dv8sVgaBnDY05WPK3Wo/view

https://www.ensembletheaters.net/

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Golden Foundation Residency

Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, visual arts residency program, NY
Deadline 09-17-2018

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.goldenfoundation.org/

OPERA Civic Grants

OPERA America Accepting Applications for Civic Practice Grants
Deadline 09-10-2018  (Letters of Intent) 

Through the Opera Fund, the National Opera Center of America provides financial and technical support to its U.S. Professional Company Members and their partners as part of a broader effort to enhance the quality, quantity, and enjoyment of opera and music theater.

To advance this mission, the Opera Fund is accepting Letters of Intent for its Civic Practice Grants program, which builds on learning from nearly two decades of audience development projects and the recent work of the Civic Action Group funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The program is designed to help U.S. Professional Company Members (PCMs) of OPERA America and their partners develop new and/or deeper relationships that lead to mutual understanding, sustained collaboration, shared projects, and programming that emerges from those interconnections.

Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded in support of opera company efforts to learn more about civic priorities within their communities, to develop relationships with leading arts and non-arts organizations and their leaders, and to discover and deliver services that strengthen the community as well as the visibility and trust of the opera company within it. Successful applications will demonstrate that mutually beneficial community partnerships are ongoing and seek more than short-term gain as measured through ticket sales or fundraising.

https://www.operaamerica.org/Files/OADocs/GrantPDFs/Civic_Practice_Grant_Guidelines.pdf

https://www.operaamerica.org

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Creative Portland Artist Call

Creative Portland Artist Call for "On The Verge" exhibit  
Deadline 09-21-2018

Creative Portland is now accepting submissions for our fall show, "On The Verge" from all artists in Greater Portland. Unless you are exhibiting in our current art exhibition at 84 Free Street, all artists are invited to submit (up to three pieces of) work via high resolution jpeg to submissions@creativeportland.com for consideration.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
- Artist must be a resident of Greater Portland (Biddeford to Brunswick).
- All 2D mediums are welcome; no sculptures please.
- Dimensions must be at least 24" X 30" (our gallery space is designed for large pieces).
- Price must fall between $200 and $5000.
- No more than three submissions per artist.
- Submissions must be labeled: each jpeg must be labeled with the artist's name as well as the title, medium, dimensions, and price of the piece. Please also include this info in the body of your email, as well as your physical address and a link to your website (if applicable).
- Pieces must be available to hang for approximately 6 months, October 2018 - April 2019.

Also, if you give us permission to consider your work for other spaces that we are curating in town, we will consider your entries for other venues. Please note whether you are interested in this opportunity in the email accompanying your submission(s).
Any questions, please contact us at 207-370-4784 or submissions@creativeportland.com

CREATIVE PORTLAND
84 Free Street
Portland, ME 04101
207.370.4784

www.creativeportland.com

Monday, September 3, 2018

MacDowell Colony Residency

MacDowell Colony is accepting applications for its Winter/Spring Residency Program
Deadline 09-15-2018  (01-15-2019,   04-15-2019)

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

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

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

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

https://www.macdowellcolony.org/application-guidelines

http://www.macdowellcolony.org/apply.html

Obama Foundation Fellowships

Obama Foundation Fellowships
Deadline 09-18-2018

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

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

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Civic innovators
Discipline diverse
At a tipping point in their work
Talented, but not connected
Good humans

https://www.obama.org/Fellowship/

Sunday, September 2, 2018

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

ACLS Invites Application for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Art History
Deadline 10-24-2018 

The American Council of Learned Societies is inviting applications for its Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art

The postdoctoral fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early-career scholars on a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

Through the program, ACLS will award ten fellowships, each with a salary-replacement stipend of $60,000, plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period. The fellowships are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the work proposed. Awards also will include a one-week residence at the Getty Research Institute following the fellowship period.

The period of the award must encompass the entirety of the 2019-20 academic year, during which fellows must devote themselves to full-time research and writing.

To be eligible, applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2012, and December 31, 2016. Applicants who earned their PhDs in and/or are currently employed in any humanistic field may apply, so long as they demonstrate that their research draws substantially on the materials, methods, and/or findings of art history and contributes to the field. Scholars may propose new approaches to art historical scholarship and/or explore connections between art history and other humanistic disciplines.

https://www.acls.org/programs/getty/

Saturday, September 1, 2018

EMCArts Community Change Series

EMCArts Invites LOIs for Community Change Workshop Series
Deadline 10-15-2018  (Letters of Interest) 

EmcArts is accepting Letters of Interest from artists and community agencies to host its Community Change Workshop Series.

The program, which comprises the Arts in Complex Community Change workshops and Artists as Change Agents Within Complexity workshops, is designed to help both artists and community organizations make effective use of the arts in grappling with complex community challenges.

To that end, the program provides unique capacity-building support for arts organizations and community-based agencies across the social sector working on complex community change, including opportunities to slow down, reflect, and learn how to achieve real progress in changing the dynamics of complex systems through the arts. The workshop designs are for groups of staff in a single organization (for instance, a local chapter of a national service agency), or teams from up to fifteen different agencies who are looking to work together on significant community challenges.

In the sequence of workshop activities, participants begin by reflecting on the current conditions, opportunities for change, and long-term possibilities around their community-based work. They then identify the complex challenges they face, distinguishing those challenges from ones that are complicated or obvious. Participants explore responses to complex challenges that move away from traditional linear planning and implementation toward emergent practices that can be discovered and developed through small experiments, rapid learning, and repeated prototyping.

1) Arts in Complex Community Change: Six half-day interactive workshops over three to six months for teams from as many as fifteen community agencies and arts organizations looking to strengthen their ability to work adaptively and address complex community challenges through the arts.

2) Artists as Change Agents Within Complexity: Four whole-day sessions over two to four months, with up to ten artists who are interested in developing their artistic practice as a central methodology for systemic change in their local community. The workshops orient artists to five capabilities needed for systems change and explore the use they can make of them in a community context.

The workshops are led by EmcArts facilitators and guest teaching artists, and each uses a variety of artistic and experiential processes to embody learning and engage the whole person, rather than relying on information transfer. With the majority of each series' costs underwritten by a generous grant from the Kresge Foundation, the cost to local partners ranges from $25,000 to $30,000.

Organizations and leaders who will find the program beneficial include those seeking to strengthen their adaptive capacity for community change, as well as agencies that want to network with others and move beyond the "low-hanging fruit" of short-term arts-based projects in order to engage in deeper systemic change.

https://emcarts.org/programs/community-change-workshops

Link to Complete RFP

Friday, August 31, 2018

Portland Conservatory of Music Job

Portland Conservatory of Music seeks Office Manager/Registrar (PT)
Deadline open until filled

The Portland Conservatory of Music is a nonprofit community music school.  It provides access to quality music education for community members of all ages, abilities, and financial levels.  We believe in the power of music to transform lives and are looking for a new Office Manager/Registrar to help us further our mission. The position is open immediately, part-time, five hours/day, M-F, ideally 12:00-5:00, $15/hr (no benefits).  Must be technologically savvy and know how to type.

It’s an exciting time to be at the Conservatory.  Enrollment has increased 60% over the last two years under the direction of a new ED and we have a new reenergized board that is actively engaged in furthering our mission.  -- Location: 202 Woodford St., 3rd floor, Portland, ME 04103

Skills necessary for the position:

  • Strong people skills: an ability to interact with public and staff with patience and tact
  • Ability to handle multiple demands and regular office interruptions
  • Skilled at MS Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word, ideally on a MAC
  • Ability to manage websites, email communications and social media
  • Ability to quickly learn various computer programs and manage databases efficiently
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve
  • Initiative to create and improve processes and procedures
  • Experience with basic graphic design
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks (preferred)


Job Description:

I) Perform regular administrative tasks for PCM, including: answering phone calls, serving as a receptionist, managing mailings and email correspondences, preparing press releases, maintaining schedules, maintaining files, photocopying, etc.

II) Process employee payroll bi-weekly, including coordination of timesheets for entire faculty and record keeping of all lessons given at PCM.

III) Serve as registrar and assist students, faculty, staff, and parents: process registrations and billing, maintain student data systems (digital database and paper files), explain policies and procedures, answer questions, coordinate services, handle special requests or problems, and defer to other staff members where appropriate. Maintain a courteous, consistent, professional relationship with the public.

IV) Match potential students to teachers; work with the Executive Director to resolve any issues that may arise during this process.

V) Design, maintain, and distribute registration materials such as brochures and registration forms.

VI) Maintain a room schedule for PCM faculty and students.

VII) Post events to social media on a weekly basis (Facebook, Constant Contact, etc.) and maintain and update PCM's Wordpress website as needed.

VIII) Initiate, prepare, and process/monitor PCM administrative, financial, and operational forms, records, reports, schedules, and other documents in a timely and accurate fashion. This applies to both internal and external documents.

IX) Perform various bookkeeping functions: prepare special reports, process accounts payable and receivable, and maintain a donor database.

X) Maintain the orderliness of the PCM Office, waiting room area, and storage areas.  This includes the safekeeping of files (current and past), incidental funds, and all confidential PCM documents (i.e. financial reports and personnel records).

XI) Design and print concert programs with aid from the Executive Director and book additional rehearsal and performance space.

XII) Confer regularly with the Executive Director, other personnel, faculty, and/or various firms, organizations or individuals outside of PCM to plan and coordinate activities, exchange information, and resolve problems.

XIII) Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Board Chair and Board Vice Chair, including generating a variety of regular and special reports.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to: director@portlandconservatoryofmusic.org and info@portlandconservatoryofmusic.org.

Addressed to: Jean Murachanian, Executive Director. To learn more about PCM, please visit our website at: www.portlandconservatoryofmusic.org

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Portland Museum of Art Job

Portland Museum of Art seeks Director of Individual Giving 
Deadline Open until filled

Under the direction of the Deputy Director and Director of External Affairs, the Director of Individual Giving serves as a key cultivator of donors, inspires constituents to higher levels of giving, and works collaboratively with museum staff and volunteers to ensure success in building strong constituent relationships and supporting the PMA’s strategic goal to build financial strength and sustainability.  The Director of Individual Giving position is a full-time, full-benefits, salaried, exempt, employment-at-will position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Fosters revenue growth through personal engagement and relationship development and maximizes opportunities for prospect/donor involvement. Oversees the acquisition, renewal, and benefits fulfillment process for PMA’s upper and mid-tier membership programs as assigned, including the Leadership Circles, Steward, Sustaining, Contemporaries, and Contemporaries Council, and identifies individuals for the major gifts pipeline.

Maintains a portfolio of prospects, serving as primary contact and relationship manager, and creatively identifies opportunities to align donors with PMA needs. Utilizes research tools such as Altru, iWave, and the Internet to gain insights that inform strategies and the next steps along the donor life cycle.

Implements strategy for individual giving programs; current and new affinity groups; and cultivation and stewardship of donors of art and supporters of the PMA collection. Identifies key donors who have capacity to advance through the donor pipeline and fosters those relationships to the next stage, allowing for cultivation by other internal key fundraising partners and/or PMA volunteers and a major gifts strategic approach.

Partners with External Affairs and Philanthropy staff on prospect management by preparing prospect plans; providing assessments of prospect/donor capacity and inclination; suggesting a solicitation amount and expected yield; and recommending specific stewardship and recognition approaches. Builds connections in the community and collaborates with co-workers to identify opportunities and foster relationships to support of PMA fundraising across all areas, such as business partners, corporate sponsorship, and foundations.

Activates and leads committees as assigned, such as Directors Circle, Affinity Groups, and Contemporaries Steering Committees, aligning volunteers’ skills and passions with activities that will enable the museum’s success in both revenue goals and special initiatives. Collaborates with committee leaders and External Affairs team partners to create innovative and engaging events, strong stewardship, and timely communications.

Implements systems to ensure immediate and appropriate follow-up after constituent interactions and maintains donor files in Altru with strong attention to detail. Extracts and communicates key information, which directs cultivation and solicitation strategies. Creates annual reports for key portfolio donors, which involves gathering, organizing, and communicating information related to use and impact of fund.

 Develops tracking and evaluation systems to measure, report, and forecast progress, including membership and revenue metrics, for reports to PMA leadership, volunteers, and others as needed; evaluates efficient and effective use of resources toward accomplishment of established goals.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with at least five years of increasingly responsible and successful fundraising experience.

Please email cover letter, résumé, and completed PMA Application for Employment (available at website) http://www.portlandmuseum.org/about/employ.shtl , to HR Director at :dig.pma.082018@portlandmuseum.org. Job applications will be accepted electronically only and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

http://www.portlandmuseum.org

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

SouthArts Performing Arts Exchange

SouthArts' Performing Arts Exchange conference 
Event date October 1 to 4, 2018

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

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

http://pae.southarts.org/

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Maine Expansion Arts Fund

Community Foundation Maine Expansion Arts Fund
Deadline 09-15-2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.mainecf.org/Grants/AvailableGrantsDeadlines/MaineExpansionArtsFund/tabid/396/Default.aspx

Monday, August 27, 2018

National Theater Project Grant

NEFA - National Theater Project 
Deadline - Open 

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

http://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/grants/national_theater_project_presentation_grant

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Maine Craft Weekend Registration

Maine Craft Association Maine Craft Weekend Call 
Deadline Late September

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

http://mainecraftweekend.org/

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Kindling Fund Grant

Kindling Fund grant for artist directed public art projects
Deadline 10-14-2018

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

Geographic range:
State of Maine

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

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

https://space538.submittable.com/submit/64343

http://kindlingfund.org

Friday, August 24, 2018

Japan Foundation Performing Arts Grant

Japan Foundation Accepting Proposals for Performing Arts Projects, Collaborations
Deadline 10-31-2018

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

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

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

http://www.jfny.org/arts_and_culture/paj.html

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Kress Conservation Grants

Kress Foundation Accepting Proposals for European Art Conservation Grants
Deadline 10-01-2018

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation supports projects that illuminate European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century.

As part of that mission, the foundation's Conservation Grants Program provides support for the professional practice of art conservation. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.

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

http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/conservation/

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Arts Midwest Conference

Arts Midwest Conference (Indiana)
Event Date September 5 to 8, 2018

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

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

https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/conference

Kennebec Savings Catalyst Grant

Kennebec Savings Bank, Catalyst Grant
Deadline 08-31-2018

The Catalyst Grant provides 501(c)(3) non-profits located in the Kennebec Savings Bank's service area with up to a total of $30,000 over a three-year period. The purpose of the grant is to aid organizations in achieving a goal that may not otherwise have been possible without funding. A maximum of two (2) grants will be awarded each year.

The grant will be awarded in the following three (3) increments:

First Year: $15,000
Second Year: $10,000
Third Year: $5,000

In order to receive a second year award of $10,000 and the third year of $5,000, the recipient organization is responsible for demonstrating progress toward achieving the organization’s goal outlined in the grant proposal. It is unnecessary for that goal be completed in three years. However, Kennebec Savings Bank encourages the proposal and purpose of this grant to add capacity in new and creative ways.  It is expected that the additional capacity or program will find long-term funding to become self-sustaining since this program is only providing funding for a three-year period. Once a recipient organization has completed a three year award cycle, it must wait two years from the time of the last award before applying for another Catalyst Grant.

Criteria: The purpose of this Grant is to support an organization in achieving an objective it has not otherwise been able to pursue. For this reason, criteria will be somewhat flexible in order to provide for the broadest possible application. Criteria include:

  • Project must benefit Kennebec Savings Bank's service area
  • Applicant must demonstrate a connection to the service area
  • Applicant must demonstrate organizational support for the project, such as a letter of support from Executive Director and/or Board leadership  
  • Applicant may cover use of funds for (but is not limited to):
    • minor construction,
    • the purchase of supplies or capacity building equipment, or
    • purchase of a specific service that supports the goal

This application is open to 501(c)(3) organizations only. Employees, officers, and directors of Kennebec Savings Bank and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion or advertising agencies, and members of their immediate family are ineligible to participate.

https://www.kennebecsavings.bank/catalyst-grant/guidelines/

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ticket to Ride Travel Funds

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

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

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

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

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

https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/Ticket-to-Ride

David Whitehouse Glass Residency

Corning Museum David Whitehouse Research Residency for Scholars
Deadline 08-31-2018

The David Whitehouse Research Residency for Scholars is open to scholars who want to utilize the Museum’s resources, especially the extensive holdings of the Rakow Research Library, to inform their research about any period of glass. The residency is named for the former executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass, David Whitehouse — a highly-regarded scholar who worked to build the resources of the Rakow Library, and was a major supporter of scholars researching glass today. This residency gives scholars the opportunity to delve into topics and further their knowledge or to provide research for a project.

Residencies will be up to three weeks in length. Scholars will be provided with transportation to and from Corning, as well as room and board. Residents will have access to the Rakow Research Library, The Corning Museum of Glass, and the Museum’s staff experts. The residency manager will facilitate meetings with Museum experts and other resources.

To be considered for the David Whitehouse Research Residency for Scholars, please submit your application, including: a résumé, a project summary and description of your research residency plans, the best dates for your participation (anytime during the upcoming calendar year), and two references.

Questions? Contact residency@cmog.org

https://www.cmog.org/research/opportunities-for-scholars

https://www.cmog.org

Monday, August 20, 2018

USArtists Grant Program

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, USArtists International Grant Program 
Deadline 09-07-2018

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.midatlanticarts.org/grants-programs/grants-for-artists/#usartists-international

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Grammy Museum Research Grant

Grammy Museum Research Grant 
Deadline 10-15-2018

The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals in North
America to support efforts in research that study the links between music and early childhood
education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, hearing loss alleviation,
and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly.

Grant requests may span a time period of up to twenty-four months and cannot overlap with
previously awarded projects. Research grants are limited to a total of $20,000 per project.

Submit one completed online Letter of Inquiry, which includes the following information:
▪ Contact and Project Overview
▪ Project budget amount
▪ Narrative (must not exceed 5,000 characters including spaces)
▪ Dissemination plan (must not exceed 1,000 characters including spaces)
▪ Brief biographies of key personnel. Please indicate whether or not each person is a full time
employee or a hired contractor (must not exceed 5,000 characters including spaces)

https://www.grammymuseum.org/programs/grants-program

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lewis Center Fellowship

Lewis Center for the Arts Accepting Applications for Princeton Arts Fellowships (NJ)
Deadline 09-18-2018

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

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

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

An $81,000-a-year stipend is provided through the program. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree.

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

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

http://arts.princeton.edu/fellowships/princeton-arts-fellowship/

Friday, August 17, 2018

Pollination Project Grant

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

The Pollination Project seeks to unleash GOODNESS and expand COMPASSION all over the world. We make daily seed grants to inspiring social change-makers who are committed to a world that works for all. We make grants to projects that have demonstrated impact and success.

Through a global network of grantees and community partners, we identify extraordinary grassroots leaders who would not likely qualify for funding from other foundations or institutions. Once they have the backing of The Pollination Project, grantees often leverage their grant into more funding, building their team, media attention and more.

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

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

https://thepollinationproject.org/funding-guidelines-for-grants/

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wyeth Art Publication Grants

College Art Association Accepting Applications for Wyeth Art Publication Grants
Deadline 09-14-2018

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

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

To be considered, applications must submitted by the publisher.

http://www.collegeart.org/programs/publishing-grants/wyeth/guidelines

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Furniture Craftsmanship Job

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship seeks Development Director (FT)
Deadline open until filled

The Development Director reports directly to, and works closely with, the Executive Director. It is a full-time, hands-on position that offers the flexibility to work from 30-40 hours per week. The ideal candidate has nonprofit development experience, topflight written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, initiative, and a collegial work ethic. Primary responsibilities are to plan and implement the school’s fundraising efforts through capital campaigns, the annual appeal, planned giving, and grant applications. Working as part of an administrative office team, the Development Director handles his or her own clerical duties such as data entry, pledge tracking, and gift acknowledgement, as well as executive duties such as campaign planning and management.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Planning and implementing capital campaigns, starting with an endowment campaign that is currently in the quiet phase

2. Planning and implementing the annual appeal, which last year received $214,800 from 385 contributors

3. Originating grant applications for both program-related and capital projects

4. Building relationships with CFC’s major contributors, alumni, donors, and volunteers

5. Managing the school’s Teaching the Teachers scholarship program

The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship is a nationally prominent, nonprofit woodworking school in Rockport, Maine. Our mission is to provide the best possible education for people who want to design and build functional, beautiful, and expressive work out of wood to the highest standard of craftsmanship. At the heart of the Center’s mission is the belief that design and craftsmanship are deeply meaningful expressions of the human spirit. They contribute to individual fulfillment and, by extension, to the advancement of society.

Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience in fundraising management, including capital campaigns, annual giving, donor relations, major gift solicitations, and event planning
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage concurrent projects
  • Competence with word processing, databases (ideally FileMaker), and spreadsheets in a PC environment
  • Facility with social media
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references by email to development@woodschool.org

www.woodschool.org

J.M. Kaplan Grants to Publishers

J.M. Kaplan Fund Offers Grants to Nonprofit Publishers
Deadline 09-01-2018 

Through its Furthermore program, the J.M. Kaplan Fund supports nonfiction book publishing projects related to the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues.

The program seeks work that appeals to an informed general audience; demonstrates evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production; promises a reasonable shelf life; might not otherwise achieve top quality or even come into being; and "represents a contribution without which we would be the poorer."

Individual grants will range from $1,500 to approximately $15,000 and may be used to support writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and/or printing and binding.

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization. Trade publishers and public agencies may apply for grants in partnership with an eligible nonprofit sponsor.

http://www.furthermore.org/

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sustainable Arts Foundation Award

Sustainable arts foundation offers awards for artists and writers with children. 
Deadline 08-31-2018

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

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

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

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

http://www.sustainableartsfoundation.org/awards

http://www.sustainableartsfoundation.org/

Monday, August 13, 2018

Guggenheim Artists and Scholars Fellowship

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Accepting Fellowship Applications From Artists and Scholars
Deadline 09-18-2018

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields — including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts — except the performing arts. To that end, the foundation awards approximately two hundred fellowships a year.

The fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge or artistic creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.

Fellowships provide grants to selected individuals over a period ranging between six and twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to help provide fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary.

Support is only available to individuals. Fellowships are not available for the creation of residencies, curriculum development, or any type of educational program, nor are they available to support the development of websites or blogs.

The foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors.

Grant amounts vary, and the foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

See the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website for complete program guidelines and applications instructions.

http://www.gf.org/applicants/

http://www.gf.org/about/fellowship/

Sunday, August 12, 2018

USA Today: A Community Thrives Grant

USA Today: A Community Thrives Grant
Deadline 09-15-2018

A Community Thrives (ACT) is a social impact fundraising program, supported by the USA TODAY NETWORK and the Gannett Foundation, that is focused on empowering communities to take on local challenges and share the issues important to them around education, wellness, and culture, on a national platform.

http://act.usatoday.com/rules-regulations/

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Radcliffe Fellowship, Harvard

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

Each of the more than 800 fellows who have been in residence at the Radcliffe Institute has pursued an independent project, but the collaborative experience unites all of them.  Scholars, scientists, and artists work on individual projects, or in clusters, to generate new research, publications, art, and more.

Applications in all academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts are encouraged, and there are a few areas of special interest:

Applications related to the theme of citizenship–local, national, and global–which is a two-year initiative across the programs of the Radcliffe Institute
Applications that involve the study of women, gender, and society, which is a commitment rooted in Radcliffe’s unique history
Applications that draw on the resources of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, which is part of the Radcliffe Institute and one of the foremost archives on women’s history
The Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.

https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowship-program/how-apply

Friday, August 10, 2018

Amphion Foundation Music Grant

Amphion Foundation Accepting Applications From Non-Performing Musical Organizations
Deadline 09-15-2018 

The Amphion Foundation was established in 1987 to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence.

As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications from presenters, festivals, music service organizations and any other applicants that are not performing ensembles for general operating or special project support. In 2018, support will be given to projects that are initiated between September 2018 and August 2019. Under extraordinary circumstances, the foundation will consider projects that fall outside that period.

In general, grants will range between $1,000 and $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to larger performing organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or a particularly significant project.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit amateur choral ensemble or youth choir performing contemporary classical music at an exceptionally high artistic level.

https://amphionfoundation.org/programs/amphion-grant-program

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Maine Luthiers Celebration Call

Maine Luthiers Celebration Call to artists
Deadline 08-17-2018


The City of Hallowell, in partnership with The Harlow and Maine Crafts Association, invites all Maine luthiers to participate in an exhibition of luthiers’ craft and musical celebration on the weekend of October 12-14, 2018.

We encourage state-wide participatiion for this event to celebrate Maine stringed-instrument makers in partnership with the local grassroots community of performing musicians. The 2018 program is expanding to include an instrument gallery exhibition, performances at various locations around Hallowell, as well as craft talks, demonstrations, and speakers.  Luthiers will have the option of having their instruments played by local musicians at performances throughout the weekend.

Those interested in participating please contact Nate Rudy, Hallowell City Manager or visit our website to find more information.

http://hallowell.org/luthiers/

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Harpo Emerging Artists Fellowship

Harpo Foundation Invites Applications for Emerging Artists Fellowship
Deadline 10-01-2018

The foundation's Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute was established to provide an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist age 25 or older who needs time and space to explore an idea or start a new project. Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute that includes a well-appointed room with private bath, beautiful well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend.

Founded in 1985, the Santa Fe Art Institute provides a unique opportunity for emerging artists to pursue creative projects without interruption. SFAI supports over fifty residents per year and offers a cohesive arts-focused environment that provides the ideal working conditions for resident artists. Living and studio space is located within a nearly 17,000-square-foot complex designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta. The unique SFAI environment allows residents to be as interactive or private as they wish. There are no requirements on the work produced during their time at SFAI.

One fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging artist who demonstrates strong artistic ability and promise as well as an evolving practice at a pivotal moment in its development.

http://www.harpofoundation.org/emerging-artist-fellowship/

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Princeton University Hodder Fellowship.

The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University is accepting applications for its Hodder Fellowship.
Deadline 09-18-2018

The annual fellowship is awarded to an artist of exceptional promise to pursue an independent project at Princeton. Hodder Fellows can be composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers, or other kinds of artists or humanists who have "much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts" and are selected more "for promise than for performance."

Hodder Fellows spend an academic year at Princeton but no formal teaching is involved. An $82,000 stipend is provided for the ten-month appointment. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree.

http://arts.princeton.edu/fellowships/hodder-fellowship/