Arts Opportunities


Jobs in the Arts

Below are select art and job opportunities from Delaware and neighboring states. For more jobs in the arts visit our Tools and Resources page. The information provided in these opportunity categories is gathered from a variety of sources and is not comprehensive. Please check with the listing organization before applying.

Please note: All submitted listings will be reviewed for approval by Division staff and may be edited for consistency before being published to the site within 5-7 business days. The Delaware Division of the Arts reserves the right to revise, reject or cancel, in whole or in part, any listing for any reason.

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The Music School of Delaware
Milford Branch Director

The Music School of Delaware, Branch Director (Milford, DE): minimum bachelor’s degree in music; prior organizational/supervisory experience; experience as a music teacher and/or performer; excellent communication and computer skills; agree to live in Milford, Delaware as his/her primary residence while employed by the Music School; maintain a teaching schedule, as appropriate, for the school in coordination with administrative duties. Prior fundraising experience is desirable.


Reports to the Dean regarding program and faculty/families.  Reports ultimately to the President and Chief Executive Officer of the School and to same regarding fundraising and community engagement matters.

The Milford Branch Director of The Music School of Delaware devotes substantially all of his/her business time, attention, skill and efforts to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Milford Branch Director of the Music School.

Duties shall be carried out under the direction of the Dean, and subject to approval of the President and Chief Executive Officer and shall include but not be limited to: overseeing all operations, programs and activities of the Milford Branch and of Kent and Sussex County, Delaware for the School, including related satellite and outreach sites, partnerships, and community relations; supervision of Milford Branch staff and faculty; development and implementation of music programs serving Kent and Sussex counties and adjacent areas; overseeing Milford Branch faculty and student performance activities; participating in curricula review, assessment and development for Milford Branch and Outreach programs; recruitment and recommendation of faculty and staff; participating in and implementing efforts to drive student recruitment and efforts to increase enrollment; serving as liaison to families and students of Kent and Sussex county programs; preparation and projections of program-related budgets and assistance in preparation of the overall annual budgets for the Music School, in cooperation with the Business Manager (CFO) and President/CEO; responsibility to oversee the work of the faculty and evaluation of same; assistance in identifying potential program opportunities for grant funding and in preparing copy/content for grant requests related to the Kent/Sussex and related outreach programs and offerings (in cooperation with the Development Office and President/CEO); responsibility to oversee the work of the front desk; responsibility to manage the front desk and keep it appropriately staffed; participating in meetings as necessary at the Wilmington Branch site, and in strategic planning sessions, as requested; work closely with the Dean in coordinating the accreditation reviews, self-study and on-site visit processes in accordance with the accreditation schedules set by the school and by the accreditation commission; participate with central office staff in fundraising and marketing advancements focused on Southern Delaware including taking a lead role in relationship-building in Kent and Sussex counties and with families of the school; and, other duties in keeping with your areas of responsibility.

Employment as Branch Director includes maintaining a teaching schedule of a specific number of hours per week in an instrumental/vocal area (appropriate to your individual background) during the regular academic year and a summer teaching schedule, as approved by the Dean. It is anticipated that your schedule shall be not less than 40 hours/week and your routine weekly schedule shall be determined in consultation with the Dean and President of the school. The Milford Branch Director shall live in the Milford, Delaware immediate area, and agrees to be on site and available for special events, branch performances, and other special activities in keeping with the role of Milford Branch Director.

Send resume and cover letter to:

The Music School of Delaware
Branch Director Search
ATTN: President and CEO
4101 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE, 19802
OR email:


The Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education (DIAE)
Artistic Director

The Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education (DIAE), based in Wilmington, is seeking an Artistic Director. Working with the Executive Director and reporting to the Board of Directors, the Artistic Director is responsible for the artistic vision and mission of the DIAE in bringing diverse, multicultural arts programming to schools and early learning centers throughout the state. This position is 80%, approximately 30 hours per week.

The Artistic Director’s responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Artistic oversight of the DIAE arts programming and activities including:
    • Plan and train teaching artists (TAs) in dance, music, drama, and visual arts
    • Work with schools and TAs to implement best practices
    • Select repertory of art works/showcases for school residencies and workshops
    • Select and implement DIAE Delaware Wolf Trap (DWT) programming and workshops for pre-K and Head Start centers
    • Work with DIAE staff to recruit schools and district administrations to DIAE’s programs
    • Partner and collaborate with community organizations
  • Work with Executive Director on fundraising and marketing efforts


  • Minimum Bachelor of Arts, master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience as a teaching artist and/or practicing artist in music, visual arts, theater and/or dance
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work with a small staff in a collaborative environment

Please submit a one-page cover letter, resume and at least three references. Remember to provide names, addresses and telephone number of references with application and send to:
Nanci Hersh, Executive Director, DIAE
P.O. Box 3015
Wilmington, DE 19804

Or by email to Elaine Brooks @

Applications accepted through June 30, 2017

Freeman Stage – Seasonal Positions

All interested applicants should send their resume and an employment application to the appropriate hiring manager as indicated in each job description.  No unsolicited phone calls or office visits, please. Read more

Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum has a strong and diverse volunteer group. These individuals provide a valuable service by offering their time and talent to support, strengthen and improve the Museum, which ultimately strengthens and improves our Community. Duties and time commitment vary according to Museum needs. The majority of volunteers work on an on-call basis. Learn more.

Delaware State Parks  – First State Heritage Park

Protecting, conserving, managing and interpreting Delaware’s natural lands, waters, and wildlife is no small task.

Delaware’s Division of Parks and Recreation employees’ work hard to provide a wide range of recreational opportunities, but their efforts alone are not enough. Delaware State Parks needs your help to ensure that Diamond State Parks “sparkle” with activity from sunrise to sunset. Learn more

Hagley Museum and Library

A strong tradition of dedicated volunteers has been significant to the success of the mission of Hagley Museum and Library. You will join more than 550 volunteers who donate more than 20,000 hours of their time, making important and valued contributions to our programs, events, and development. Volunteers work with our professional staff both behind the scenes and with the public to bring to life the families who lived and worked here and the technologies they used. Learn more

Mt. Cuba Center

Mt. Cuba Center seeks enthusiastic volunteers to support our programs across the organization. Whether planting ferns, archiving the history of our institution, or engaging with our visitors, volunteers are essential to our mission. Volunteers receive a Friends and Family Season Pass and the opportunity to take free classes at Mt. Cuba Center. Questions? Call us at 302.239.8883 or email us.

Rehoboth Art League

The Rehoboth Art League is able to provide quality art programming because of the many volunteers who help each year. It is a great way to support the community and we have many different volunteer opportunities. Contact Rose Murray at the Art League if you are interesting in volunteering at The Art League does offer learning opportunities for High School and College Students to support their education. Learn more

Rehoboth Beach Film Society

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society welcomes Volunteers and Interns. As a not-for-profit organization with limited operating funds, the Film Society needs your help! If you have time and skills that you would like to offer the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, we are interested to hear from you. Although we can use your help year around, volunteers are the key to the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s amazing success. Since the Film Society operates on a year-round basis, the assistance of volunteers is needed and appreciated at any time. Our most critical needs occur during the months of August through November.

The Film Society has a catalogue listing over 50 volunteer opportunities. Feel free to call (302)-645-9095, visit our office, or contact to see how we can match your skills and interests with our needs.

Schwartz Center for the Arts

Through collaborative partnerships, the Schwartz Center for the Arts presents meaningful and diverse programming to educate, entertain and foster an appreciation and involvement in the arts. Learn more

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

The goal of the Volunteer Program is to encourage participation from the community to meet Winterthur’s mission of preserving and enhancing the legacy of its founder, H.F. du Pont, for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. Volunteers, as nonpaid staff, are integral to running the Museum, Library, and Garden. They serve in many departments, supporting paid staff in such areas as Academic Programs, Conservation, Garden, Library, Membership, House and Gallery Tours, Museum Collections, Registration, Visitor Service and School and Community Programs. Learn more


Auditions for the performing arts


Music School of Delaware: Auditions

This accomplished amateur ensemble performs music from the standard symphonic and concerto repertoire. Featured soloists include Music School faculty members, acclaimed guest artists and winners of the orchestra’s annual Delaware Concerto Competition for Young Musicians.

A placement audition is required for Woodwinds & Brass sections; call 302.762.1132 to schedule. Woodwinds & Brass sections are currently auditioning for substitutes. At least one solo work and all scales should be prepared. String players who can play comfortably in 5th position, who are comfortable with fairly complex rhythms and who can play all scales in two or three octaves are welcome to join. Please call the Wilmington front desk so that the orchestra can welcome you at 302.762.1132.

MILFORD STRING ENSEMBLE (6 years to adult) based in Milford
Led by Michelle Peters, this beginning string ensemble welcomes students of violin, viola, cello and bass. Beginning adult students welcome, as well! A great first reading experience, this ensemble prepares students for First State Youth Orchestra. Performance opportunities occur throughout the year. Call 302.422.2043 to register today – no audition necessary.

DELAWARE WOMEN’S CHORUS based in Wilmington
An artistic and nurturing experience for women who love to sing and have some choral background. Explore and perform a rich choral repertoire with a focus on choral and vocal technique, and develop your music literacy. Singers should have some previous choral experience.

A placement interview is required; call 302.762.1132 to schedule. Interview requirements: scales & vocal exercise; holding part against a harmony part; understanding of choral octavo; basic tonal memory and reading; and singing a short prepared solo or “Happy Birthday” unaccompanied.

ADULT JAZZ CHOIR based in Wilmington
The Adult Jazz Choir is a wonderful opportunity to sing jazz/pop music in a smaller group setting while making friends from young professional to newly retired. Music ranges from Duke Ellington to The Pentatonix. Experienced singers welcome! Call 302.762.1132 to obtain more information about this ensemble — no audition necessary.

Please visit their website for more information.

Tuition Free Boys Scholarship Dance Program

The Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance(est. 1956) is offering a Tuition-Free Boys Scholarship Dance Program to boys age 7 – 18 years old. It is designed to enhance the participants athletic skills, strength, self-discipline, flexibility, mental focus, musicality, teamwork and creativity. The program currently offers classes from beginners to intermediate levels of Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance. Participants in the program will have performance opportunities in the Wilmington Ballet’s annual performance of The Nutcracker at the historic DuPont Theatre with live orchestra and chorus, at the end of the year Spring Performance and at other productions throughout the year.

Students accepted into the program will be trained by faculty members of the academy led by Artistic Director Jorge Laico, who danced professionally with Atlanta Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Eugene Ballet, Philippine Ballet Theatre, and Oakland Ballet. Some of his students have continued to join with San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Acceptance into the program is by audition. No prior dance experience is required.

Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance is conveniently located near Trolley Square.
1709 Gilpin Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806

Please visit, email or call (302) 655-1004 to learn more.

Entries for the visual and literary arts

Rehoboth Art League

2018 Solo and Group Call for Entries

The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) is a member-based, non-profit arts center, located in the resort town of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware- a highly traveled area not only by the residents of this and the expanding surrounding communities, but also by art patrons from the Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York metropolitan areas.  Over 29,000 people participate in Rehoboth Art League programs annually.  Each year the RAL offers member and non-member group and solo shows, which are displayed in one of several gallery spaces.

The Exhibitions Committee is in the process of organizing solo and group exhibitions for 2018. This is a very competitive program, as RAL can only accept a limited number of proposals each year.  Artworks in any media are reviewed.  The application deadline is August 1, 2017.

Quick Details:

  • The Rehoboth Art League has an extensive PR network. Exhibitions are promoted though a wide range of outlets.
  • Commissions: Artists receive a sixty-five percent (65%) payment for any work(s) sold during an exhibition. Following the exhibition, artists pay a thirty-five (35%) percent commission to the RAL for any work(s) sold outside of the RAL to a buyer who was introduced to the work(s) while on display during an exhibition.  All NFS (Not For Sale) works must be agreed upon with the artistic director.  Additional details will be made available upon the acceptance of your proposal.  Further questions may be addressed to Artistic Director, Jay Pastore, at,  or 302.227.8408 ext. 104.
  • Each artist (or group of artists) are required to submit a total of 5 images of their work. For group proposals, each artist must have an example of their work within the five images.

For application details, visit:

The 2017 Photo Review Photography Competition

The Photo Review, a highly acclaimed critical journal of photography, is sponsoring its 33rd annual photography competition with a difference. Instead of only installing an exhibit that would be seen by a limited number of people, The Photo Review will reproduce accepted entries in its 2017 competition issue and on its website. Thus, the accepted photographs will be seen by thousands of people all across the world and entrants will have a tangible benefit from the competition.

The prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. And Forrest Old, director of the Red Filter Gallery, will select a photographer for a one-person show at the online gallery. Plus numerous Editor’s Selections will be exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries.

Because their work was seen in The Photo Review, past winners have been given one-person exhibitions, have had their work reproduced in other leading photography magazines, and have sold their work to collectors throughout the country.

Leading New York City gallerist Yancey Richardson will be the juror for the 2017 Photo Review Photography Competition. Among the many artists Richardson represents are the contemporary and classic photographers Sharon Core, Mitch Epstein, Kenneth Josephson, Kahn & Selesnick, David Maisel, Andrew Moore, Zanele Muholi, Sebastião Salgado, Mickalene Thomas, Hellen van Meene, and Todd Webb.

All entries must be received by June 30, 2017.

Awards include a $500 purchase prize for inclusion in the Haverford College Photography Collection, one of the largest and most comprehensive college photography collections in the United States, selected by William Earle Williams, the Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in Humanities; Professor of Fine Arts and Curator of Photography, at Haverford College; a 24″x50′ roll of Museo Silver Rag; a $200 gift certificate from Shades of Paper, a leading supplier of inkjet photo paper; a 20″x24″ silver gelatin fiber print from Digital Silver Imaging; a ToughTech hard drive from CRU; an Urban Approach 15 Classic camera bag from ThinkTank Photo; and some fabulous Tog Tees Photo T-shirts.

An entry fee of $35 for up to three prints or images and $8 for each additional image entitles all entrants to a copy of the full-color catalogue. In addition, all entrants will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $36, a 20% discount. (Higher rates apply for non-US subscribers.)

You can download contest rules and submit images at For further information call The Photo Review at 215/891-0214, 340 East Maple Avenue, Suite 200, Langhorne, PA 19047,

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Art Contest 

Who: The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is holding an on-line art contest!

What: The theme of the contest is the activities of the men of the Life-Saving Service, the ‘storm warriors,’ who gave assistance to shipwrecked mariners. Imagine a day in the life of those brave men, whether they were performing a rescue on a cold and stormy night or even a scene from their daily existence at the station.

Where: You can find the steps to register, and other rules and regulations on our website

When: The contest runs from June 1 to August 15 and is open to anyone over the age of 18.  Winners will be announced September 1.

Why: First prize is $500, second $250, third $100 and honorable mentions $50.  The Museum Society is exploring the possibility of adding an annex to the existing building.  Funds raised by the contest will be applied to that effort.  The annex would allow for temporary displays of art, community interest or other items pertinent to the Ocean City community.

The 2017 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest 

The 13th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially begins in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month, with five new categories: “Love Is All Around Us,” “Dreams Do Come True,” “On The Street Where I Live,” “Gone But Not Forgotten,” and “A Second Chance.” Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories.

Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest. Poets do not have to live in Lincoln, CA to be eligible. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category. Last year the contest attracted 117 poets from 38 cities in eight (8) states and four (4) countries—the US, England, India, and Singapore. Poets submitted 243 poems. Fifty-one (51) young poets submitted 94 poems.

This year we are aiming to reach an even greater audience of poets. For your information, I am attaching both the “Rules and Entry Form” and the “Contest Flyer.” We invite you to enter the contest. In addition, any help you can provide in publicizing the contest would be very much appreciated. All poems must be received no later than Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the address on the Entry Form.

YWCA Delaware and Christ Church Christiana Hundred
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Contest

High school students in Delaware are invited to exercise their imaginations to create a new graphic that will inspire youth to take action for social change by participating in the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Contest.

The winning design will be used on promotional pieces such as flyers, posters, and the program for the finals.  The winning artist will be acknowledged in print as well as at the MLK  finals on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2 PM at the baby grand and receive $100.

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the MLK Planning Committee who will make the final choice.  Artwork must be received by Friday, June 30.  Artwork submitted will become the property of Christ Church Christiana Hundred and none will be returned.  The winning artist will be contacted on or about July 12.

Please email artwork with contact information that includes:  full name; address; best phone number to reach you; email address; high school/organization currently attending; & grade completed to: or

MLK Communication Contest

Attn:  Jane Rubini

Christ Church

P.O. Box 3510, Greenville

Wilmington, DE   19807

Posted June 6, 2017

Dover Art League
Hayao Miyazaki Tribute Show

19953A tribute show to the incomparable filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. We will be celebrating his extensive film career, his unforgettable characters, and his beautiful visual storytelling. This show is also accepting submissions until June 28! To do so or to ask any questions please email us at with the subject line “Miyazaki Show.”

Posted June 6, 2017

Delaware Art Museum
2017 Winter Arts Festival Call for Artisans

The 2017 Winter Arts Festival Call for Artisans is now available!  An opportunity to offer your Artisan Wares at the Delaware Art Museum during our annual celebration of the holiday season.

Please join us on Friday, December 8, 2017 from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Fusco Hall and East Court, the main lobbies of the Delaware Art Museum, to sell your art, jewelry, books, and/or designs to holiday shoppers. Display spaces will be available on the perimeter of these light-filled open spaces for jury-selected artisans. You will be in the center of the action where people enter the Museum and linger to listen to excellent, live, holiday music while they shop. Each space, with a 6-foot, black-draped banquet table, will be ready to be set up at 10 a.m. before the festival opens at noon on Friday. Parking for unloading and reloading your art and supplies will be relatively easy – close to the doors and no steps to climb.

Dates:  Friday, December 8, 2017 from noon to 8 p.m. AND Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Fusco Hall and East Court

Application Deadline: July 7, 2017. The jury will meet the week of July 10th. Artisans will be contacted immediately following meeting with notification of acceptance.

Visit for more information and submission materials.

Posted May 30, 2017

Rehoboth Art League
2018 Solo and Group Call for Entries

The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) is a member-based, non-profit arts center, located in the resort town of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware- a highly traveled area not only by the residents of this and the expanding surrounding communities, but also by art patrons from the Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York metropolitan areas. Over 29,000 people participate in Rehoboth Art League programs annually. Each year the RAL offers member and
non-member group and solo shows, which are displayed in one of several gallery spaces.

The Exhibitions Committee is in the process of organizing solo and group exhibitions for 2018. This is a very competitive program, as RAL can only accept a limited number of proposals each year. Artworks in any media are reviewed. The application deadline is August 1, 2017.

Quick Details:

  1. The Rehoboth Art League has an extensive PR network. Exhibitions are promoted though a wide range of outlets.
  2. Commissions: Artists receive a sixty-five percent (65%) payment for any work(s) sold during an exhibition. Following the exhibition, artists pay a thirty-five (35%) percent commission to the RAL for any work(s) sold outside of the RAL to a buyer who was introduced to the work(s) while on display during an exhibition. All NFS (Not For Sale) works must be agreed upon with the artistic director. Additional details will be made available upon the acceptance of your proposal. Further questions may be addressed to Artistic Director, Jay Pastore, at, or 302.227.8408 ext. 104.
  3. Each artist (or group of artists) are required to submit a total of 5 images of their work. For group proposals, each artist must have an example of their work within the five images.

For application details, visit:

Posted May 22, 2017

2017 Art Kudos International Juried Competition
Call for Entries is currently accepting entries for the 13th annual Art Kudos International Juried Competition. Open to all artists ages 18 and older working in the following media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, ceramics, fiber, wood, glass, and mixed media. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art.

Cash awards totaling $4,500. Awards Judge: Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist, writer, and curator based in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia. Selected finalists will appear in a year-long online exhibit at beginning August 15th.

Deadline: All images and entry fees must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by June 30, 2017.

Visit for complete details and an entry form.

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
Call for Artists: Sculptfest 2017: “The State of Hope”

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest 2017, September 10 – October 23. The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is “The State of Hope” guest curated by artist Whitney Ramage. Ms. Ramage is a Pratt Institute graduate who lives and works in New York City.

Proposals should include: A one-page project description, sketches, photos or other visual representations of proposed project; Artist’s resume; Up to 10 images of previous works (emphasis on site-specific); Artist statement. Applications are due Friday, June 23rd, 2017.

Please mail proposals to “SculptFest 2017” The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777 or email to (each image must be in jpeg format, under 1MB, text documents in pdf format, videos may use website/Youtube/Vimeo links).

Local Art Leagues

Funding opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally

Delaware Division of the Arts Grant Application Deadlines

For details on each deadline and requirements, please refer to the grants pages for arts organizations, community based organizations, schools, and artists.

The Delaware Community Foundation

The Delaware Community Foundation manages charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses and organizations, and distributes income from the funds as grants to humanitarian, educational, health and cultural entities throughout the First State.

For specific grant requirements, please see individual grant guidelines and applications. For more information about the DCF grantmaking process, contact Beth Bouchelle, Director of Grants, at 302.504.5239.

The Delaware Humanities Forum

The Delaware Humanities Forum provides financial support for two levels of grants – Regular, for requests of $3,000-$15,000, for projects in any topic and format; and Opportunity, for up to $3,000, to be used to fund smaller projects or to assist with long-range planning for larger projects. Parties interested in applying must make a formal application using forms provided on its website.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

The NEH offers a wide variety of grants for humanities-related projects and cultural institutions.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

The NEA offers grants for organizations and individuals, as well as partnership agreements with state arts agencies.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF)

MAAF invests in bringing artist from other countries to the U.S. to further its work in cultural exchange. It provides a variety of grants for artists, organizations, and other programs to further its mission.

Kent County Funds for the Arts Grants Available for Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations throughout Delaware are invited to apply for grants from the Kent County Fund for the Arts (KCFA), a fund administered by the CenDel Foundation based in Downtown Dover.  $20,000 in grants will be awarded to qualified 501 (c)(3) programs and organizations that create art and produce artistic events in Kent County.

Grant requests must be submitted on a 2017 Kent County Fund for the Arts application form. The KCFA application form is available at

Complete applications must be received or postmarked by June 15, 2017. Grant recipients will be announced in July of 2017.

For more information, please call 302.724.7538 or visit

2018 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation announces an exciting grant opportunity serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country. Up to 15 grantees will be awarded $25K each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series­—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse line up of high caliber entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Online public voting determines the Top 25 finalists. Grant applications open on June 26 and are due by October 2, 2017. For more information, visit

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Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
Grants for Women Artists

The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund gives encouragement and grants to individual feminists in the arts, specifically writers and visual artists, in the United States and Canada. Grants of up $1,500 will be awarded to women poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, visual artists, and mixed-genre (illustration and text) artists whose work in some way focuses on women. Priority will be given to projects that have been initiated or are well under way and for which the artist has substantial work to show.

January 1 – January 31, 2018  for Visual Art, Fiction and Mixed Genre via Submittable. These applications have a $25 fee, payable by credit card or PayPal

Professional development for organizations and individuals

Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA)

DANA’s mission is to strengthen, enhance, and advance nonprofits and the sector in Delaware through advocacy, training, capacity building, and research. Please visit DANA’s calendar of events for upcoming classes and workshops.

Center for Nonprofit Advancement

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement promotes professional development for all staff members, board members and volunteers of an organization. We offer over 100 education classes a year covering topic areas such as board governance, finance, fundraising, HR support, leadership development, marketing, communications, technology and more. All classes are led by expert faculty members with experience working in the nonprofit sector. Please visit The Center for Nonprofit Advancement for more details.

New York Foundation for the Arts

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) invites all artists and cultural institutions to join #ArtistHotline, an Artist’s Professional Development Day on Twitter, every third Wednesday of the month from 9:30AM – 5:30PM EST.

Wilmington Writers Conference

Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Delaware Art Museum

The Wilmington Writers Conference will include a keynote presentation and craft talk by novelist and Wilmington-native, Christopher Castellani; eight other sessions taught by area writers will be offered including Delaware’s Poets Laureate; a lunchtime discussion on Delaware’s literary history and tour of the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner; and a panel discussion about being a writer. Cost: $15-$25

For more information and to register:

Posted June 7, 2017

10th Annual Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference
Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library

Nationally and internationally known writers, including nature writer Lisa Couturier and poet Gerry LaFemina, will lead open sessions and small workshops in poetry, novel, short stories, flash fiction, memoir, and personal essay. Lunchtime Chats will include readings by 2017 Delaware Division of the Arts Fellows in Literature. The evening before the Conference on Friday, August 18 at 5 p.m., the library will host readings by workshop leaders. For more information and to register for free, please contact Kristen Gramer.

Posted June 7, 2017

Professional Development Workshop with George Tietze and Jana Savini

Teachers K-12

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 9:00 am- 4:30 pm at Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington

6.5 Re-licensure Hours

DIAE Teaching Artist and Actor George Tietze, and Jana Savini, Director of Fearless Improv will introduce participants to games improvisational actors use to develop their ability to respond authentically to other actors and prompts in the moment.

For more info: 302-992-1404 or visit webpage

To Register:  Call Delaware Teacher Center 302.736.6723

Posted May 22, 2017


Residency opportunities in all artistic disciplines

Free Winter Artist & Writer’s

Residency in Central Mexico


360 XOCHI QUETZAL is an artist and writer’s residency located on enchanting and inspiring Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a FREE 1-MONTH RESIDENCY from Dec 14, 2017 – Jan 13, 2018.

Applications are due July 30, 2017 thru CAFÉ

We also have a personal residency program for artists and writers who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 6 months) throughout the year. For more details visit:

You will fall in love with Lake Chapala!

Visit our new website:

Join and Like our 360 Xochi Quetzal Group Facebook page 360XochiQuetzal (lots of pictures!)

Follow us on Twitter: @360XochiQuetzal 

2017 Digital Artist in Residence

Launched in 2015 in conjunction with Panorama: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century, the Digital Artist in Residence Program consists of a $1000 award, paid opportunities to engage with MLAC audiences, and a virtual residency for artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium, including video, animation, digital photography, interactive gaming platforms, virtual reality experiences, 360, motion capture applications, video-mapping and projections, and internet-based works, etc. Adult fine artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium of their artwork, who are not full-time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region are eligible to apply.

The residency does not include a studio or housing. It is intended to be a residency that promotes the artist’s work and provides opportunities for them to have paid engagements with MLAC audiences through teaching, lectures, demonstrations, and virtual experiences for the duration of one year. Artists receive cash award when the residency is completed and must participate in the residency for its entirety. Residency begins in September of 2017 and is completed in August of 2018. While Main Line Art Center offers a limited budget for the presentation of artwork created for the residency, it may not have the capacity to cover all technical needs. Therefore, artists are expected to work with the residency’s budget and resources or provide additional resources on their own. When a specific project for presentation is agreed upon by the artist and Main Line Art Center, budget needs and required resources will be determined accordingly.
Application includes digital submission of the following: Artist statement, biography, CV, 10 images/clips of artwork, statement of how the artist might engage with MLAC audiences over the course of one year.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

QUESTIONS: Chelsea Markowitz, Exhibition Assistant or 610.525.0272 ext. 116

Posted May 24, 2017

Additional resources and arts opportunities

The Performing Arts Exchange (PAE)

The Performing Arts Exchange (PAE) is an annual performing arts booking, showcasing and professional development conference, hosted by a different eastern city each year. The conference also includes a multitude of artist showcases, professional development workshops, an exhibit hall where presenters and artists/agents meet, and networking opportunities.

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CODAworx is the hub of the commissioned art economy. We connect all members of the industry, matching creative talent with creative opportunities, and providing digital tools that streamline the commission workflow process. Our network connects artists and creative teams to architects, design and art professionals, and the universe of companies that provide services and products for commission projects.

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