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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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Biggs Museum of American Art
Administrative Assistant

About the Job
This position coordinates/facilitates the day-to-day operations of the administrative offices and provides support to all administrative staff members. The Administrative Assistant serves as a liaison between the office and internal and external constituents including staff, volunteers and Trustees. This position is also responsible for a wide range of administrative activities including: processing weekly bank deposits; maintaining active paper and electronic files; setting up meetings and conference calls; processing time-sensitive correspondence with Trustees, the general public, donors and members; taking meeting minutes; and maintaining the institutional calendar. In all activities, details are of the utmost importance. It is critical that the person in this position be detail oriented, organized and be able to take on a variety of different tasks with a positive attitude. This position requires the ability to function independently and in a flexible and dynamic team environment and to efficiently accomplish multiple duties and tasks daily.

Email Resumes and Cover Letter to Executive Director Charles Guerin at

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council is now accepting applications for a Marketing and Communications Administration Branch Manager.

Please click link for more information and to apply:


Ceramics Instructor and Studio Technician:

Deadline: September 30

Delaware Art Museum is currently seeking an experienced ceramics artist to oversee and manage the Ceramics Studio in the Bank of America Education Wing. The Instructor is to teach Tuesday morning/evening adult ceramic classes beginning in January 2018 and Studio Managerial duties beginning Sept 2017. Periodic workshops will also be a possible teaching opportunity.

This position will provide quality instruction for a range of skill levels, cultivate a community of learners, and promote a positive and supportive learning environment. The Instructor will work with the Studio Programs Manager to design informative and fun adult classes for those interested in both wheel throwing and hand building. Classes are eight to ten weeks long and meet once a week for three hours. In addition to studio duties and classes, Saturday availability for Open Studios from 9:30am-12:30pm is preferable but not mandatory.

This is a part time position. The hourly rate for teaching/instruction is $25 – $35 depending on enrollment. The hourly rate for studio technician duties is $15.


  • BFA/BA from an accredited college/university or demonstrated success as a teaching artist.
  • Prior teaching experience in an educational setting or informal learning environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in his/her field.
  • Knowledge of various techniques and processes.
  • Experience with studio maintenance and safety.
  • Ability to work with a wide-range of skill levels, personalities, and backgrounds and modify teaching strategies to optimize learning.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching.
  • Eager to experiment and try new things.

Job Duties

  • Teach adults of various skill levels and backgrounds
  • Maintain a strong sense of community and open dialogue with students
  • Maintain a clean and orderly studio (1-2 hours per week)
  • Mix glazes when needed
  • Inventory and order supplies, including clay, tools, and chemicals. Receive and put away order (must be able to lift 50 pounds)
  • Load and fire kilns (1-2 firings/week, 2 electric L&L kilns)
  • Reclaim/Pug recycle clay (1-2 hours per week)

Please submit a cover letter, resume, two professional references, and 3 – 5 images of current work and 3-5 images of student work (artist website or electronic files acceptable) to Human Resources at


Clay Date Instructor:

Delaware Art Museum is currently seeking experienced art instructors to teach adult a monthly adult ceramic workshop beginning in September 2017.

This Studio Art Instructor will provide quality instruction for a range of skill levels, cultivate a community of learners, and promote a positive and supportive learning environment. The instructor will be responsible for conducting Clay Date, a ceramic workshop held on the second Friday evening of the month.  Participants are taught hand building and wheel throwing techniques, while learning in a social atmosphere. Some additional responsibilities may apply.


  • BFA from an accredited college/university or demonstrated success as a teaching artist
  • Prior teaching experience in an educational setting or informal learning environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in his/her field
  • Knowledge of various techniques and processes
  • Experience with studio maintenance and safety
  • Ability to work with a wide-range of skill levels, personalities, and backgrounds and modify teaching strategies to optimize learning
  • Enthusiasm for teaching art to adults
  • Eager to experiment and try new things
  • Friday evening availability

Please submit a cover letter, resume, two professional references, and 3 – 5 images of current work and/or student work (artist website or electronic files acceptable) to Human Resources at

Hagley Museum & Library

Hagley Museum & Library is looking for part-time Visitor Services Assistants to work in the Visitor Center.  The position will welcome museum guests, guide visitors, and provide information needed for a pleasant visit.  For position requirements please visit

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

Smyrna Singers

We invite you to join the Smyrna Singers, a community choir at the Smyrna Opera House for ages 12 and up!  Prior choir experience preferred, but not required.

Cost – $20, which includes a membership in the Smyrna Opera House

Rehearsals – Every Thursday beginning September 14th through December 7th, 7-8:30pm

Performance – A December performance will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:00pm

Directed by: Andrea Davis
Accompanied by: Kathy Castro

To join, please call 302-653-4236 or visit the Smyrna Opera House Box Office, Tues.-Fri. 10am-3pm. The Smyrna Opera House is located at 7 West South St. Smyrna, DE.

Emily Cummings
Communications Manager
Smyrna Opera House
7 W. South Street
P.O. Box 611
Smyrna, DE 19977-0611

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

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Call for Applications for Culture of Health Prize

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments that will enable everyone, especially those facing the greatest barriers to good health, the opportunity to live well. A Culture of Health recognizes that health and well-being are greatly influenced by where we live, learn, work, and play; the safety of our surroundings; and the relationships we have in our families and communities. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of local leaders and community members who together are transforming neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more-so that better health flourishes everywhere. Application deadline is November 3, 2017.

Spartanburg Art Museum

Spartanburg Art Museum is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2018 and 2019!

We’re interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate our visitors’ experiences to new levels of participation and engagement.

Any individual, collective, or group of artists located regionally, nationally, or internationally (ages 18+) may apply. All mediums and themes will be considered for exhibition.



All information can be found on our website:

For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator + Designer, Ashleigh Shuler at 864.582.7616 x 254 or email

Ashleigh Payne Shuler
Exhibitions Coordinator
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg SC 29306
864.582.7616 x 254

2018 Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition & Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art

Apply via Slideroom:
 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by 11:59 pm
Application Fee: Members $30/Non-Members $35
Exhibition Dates: March 12 – April 15, 2018
Questions: Chelsea Markowitz, Exhibition Assistant, or 610.525.0272 ext. 116

The Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art, presented by Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA in conjunction with the Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, consists of an award of $1000 and a solo exhibition to each selected artist. Three artists are selected annually to receive the award and present a solo show. This award and associated exhibition program is an effort to support the talented contemporary artists in the region, to honor deserving artists in the field, and to encourage excellence and experimentation in artistic practice, presentation, and community involvement. Adult fine artists, who are not full time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region are eligible to apply. All mediums are welcome.

The 2016 recipients were Matthew Courtney (Philadelphia), Sun Young Kang (Bryn Mawr) and Zahra Nazari (New York) featured in Transformations in spring of 2016; the 2017 recipients of the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art were Paul Santoleri (Philadelphia), Joanna Platt (Philadelphia), and Kelley Donahue (New York), featured in Draw the Line in spring 2017. Winners are selected by MLAC’s Board of Artistic Advisors and Executive Director. Artists selected to receive the award will be notified in January 2018 and the exhibition will take place in March/April 2018. For more information please visit:


The Hockessin Art & Book Fair is seeking independent and self-published authors and artists.

The Hockessin Art & Book Fair (HABF) is an event where independent/self-published authors and artists can exhibit and sell their works to the public. The family-friendly event also includes readings, cos-play opportunities, and more. The 2017 Honorary Chairs are author Sharon Huss Roat, author of the Young Adult novels Between the Notes and How to Disappear, and Puppeteer Lee Zimmerman. This event will take place on November 4 at the Hockessin Community Recreation Center located at the Hockessin Community Recreation Center in Hockessin. Admission to this event is free to the public.

The 2017 HABF Exhibitor Kick-Off is Sunday, August 6 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Hockessin Bookshelf. Learn what makes an ideal HABF exhibitor and watch a short demo on good exhibit table design. Exhibitors who register for a table during the kick-off event will receive $5 off their $55 table fee.  Deadline to apply is October 13, 2017.

The Hockessin Art & Book Fair a collaboration between New Castle County (Hockessin Community Recreation Center, the Art Studio, Hockessin Library), Hockessin Bookshelf, Center for the Creative Arts, The Written Remains Writers Guild, and All Out Monster Revolt.

Online Registration for the Hockessin Art & Book Fair will be available on August 7!

Hockessin Bookshelf
7179 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin


Gallery Underground’s next national juried show, “This is America,” runs during the month of December. Juried by Torpedo Factory artist and instructor Marsha Staiger. Up to 2 images, $35, enter online at

Deadline for entry is midnight October 20.

What is America to you? A beautiful, colorful landscape? A sweeping vista? Small town life? Or perhaps an artistic statement on the political or cultural landscape? Submit works depicting what you love – or don’t love – about America today. Works should be a reflection upon or expression about some aspect of America and how you see it.

Sandi Parker and Jessica Mickey, Curators
Gallery Underground voted “Best Art Gallery” by Arlington Magazine readers 2015
Mailing Address:
2120-A Crystal Plaza Arcade
Arlington, VA 22202
GPS address: 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
located next to Au Bon Pain in the Crystal City Shops


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.

Delaware Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

The Delaware Writing Region will recognize students with Honorable Mentions, Silver Key,  Gold Key or American Voices (Best in Region).

  • December 15, 2017: Deadline for Delaware Region
  • January 20, 2018:  Delaware results on Facebook (Delaware Scholastic Writing Awards) & email
  • February 10, 2018: Delaware Scholastic Art & Writing Awards ceremony, Delaware State University
  • Request additional posters, postcards and support at

Some of the scholarship opportunities for 2018

  • Civic Expression Award for Work Demonstrating Civic Knowledge and Skills $1,000 scholarship for 6 students
  • New York Life Award for Work Dealing With Grief and Bereavement  $1,000 scholarship for 6 students
  • The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon  $1,000 scholarship for 3 students

Best-in-Grade Award $500 scholarships for 24 students and $250 for educators whose student(s) receive Best-in-Grade

Senior portfolio gold medalists are eligible for a $10,000 scholarship.


The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2018 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals for audio preservation projects, as well as scientific research efforts. The program’s aim is to advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition.

Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy. To date, more than $7 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 400 recipients.


A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2018 GRAMMY Museum grant cycle, please visit

The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.


Research: Art Works
Awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life.
Deadline: October 10, 2017  Guidelines »

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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The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts JAPAN (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2018 – 2019 fiscal year. This program is designed to provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada with an aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.

Deadline for applications is October 31, 2017. 

The touring Grants supports the presentation of Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the U.S. and/or Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas, where there is little exposure to the Japanese performing arts.

The collaboration Grants facilitates the collaboration of Japanese and American/Canadian artists to create new works through research, residencies, artists’ discussions etc., with the potential to develop into a touring project and further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to audiences in the United States and Canada.

To be eligible for an award, project must be to present Japanese performing arts and/or to conduct performing arts collaboration between Japanese and American/Canadian artists.  Grants are awarded only to U.S.-based or Canada-based nonprofit organizations. The proposed project must commence between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.  For tours, the project must tour to at least two locations outside New York and Los Angeles.  For collaborations, the project must be a new work jointly explored and created by Japanese artists and American/Canadian artists.

For information on eligibility, grant coverage, review criteria and the application form, please visit:

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

National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures Fund for the Arts

Grant Deadline: 10/5/17

 The NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) is currently accepting applications from U.S. and Puerto Rico-based Latino working artists, ensembles and Latino arts organizations in any discipline? Learn about past grantees and download the guidelines to get started at

Artist/Ensemble Grants
$5,000 NFA Artist/Ensemble
$5,400 NFA San Antonio Artist/Ensemble
$10,000 NFA Adán Medrano Legacy Award in Film (Emerging Artist)
$15,000 NFA Mentorship Artist Grant

Organization Grants
Project Grant or General Operating Support
$5,000 NFA Small Organizations
$10,000 NFA Mid to Large Organizations

Grant Support Webinars
TODAY Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 3:00pm CST | Login & Details
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:00pm CST
Watch a recording of the first webinar

Rolling Deadline: International Travel

The 2017 edition of the Transnational Cultural Remittances (TCR) grant program provides air travel support through NALAC’s partnership with Southwest Airlines for transnational arts and culture endeavors in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Arts and culture workers (arts administrators, artists, etc.) in the U.S. and Puerto Rico who identify as Latinos are eligible to apply. Travel must take place in 2017.

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.


Residency opportunities in all artistic disciplines

Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program

The Residency Partnership Program supports professional ensembles and presenters in building audiences for small ensemble music through residency projects.  The program funds activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series.  Grant support of up to $6,000 is available; residencies must take place within a one-month period.

Applicants must be Chamber Music America members at the Organization level at time of submission.

Program guidelines, online application, FAQs and application workshop schedule can be downloaded at the CMA website,

Submissions must be received no later than October 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

The Residency Partnership Program is funded by the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Susan Dadian, Program Director
CMA Classical/Contemporary
12 W. 32nd Street, 7th floor
New York, NY  10001
Telephone: (212) 242-2022, ext. 102

Chamber Music America, the national network for ensemble music professionals, was founded in 1977 to develop, support, and strengthen the chamber music field. With a membership of nearly 6,000, including musicians, ensembles, presenters, artist managers, educators, music businesses, and advocates of ensemble music, CMA welcomes members representing a wide range of musical styles and traditions. CMA provides its members with grant programs, consulting services, a national conference, professional development seminars, access to instrument and other insurances, and several publications, including Chamber Music magazine; the weekly Accent e-newsletter; and a member-driven website,

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF)

MAAF provides support for individual artist residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts through its Creative Fellowships program. Residencies provide artists with a private studio, room and board, and the company of other artists for an intensive period of self-guided exploration and development. Artists interested in receiving residency support should apply directly to the applicable colony.

  • Artists in the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands may apply to the Millay Colony. Application information and materials are available at www.millaycolony.orgThe next deadline to apply to the Millay Colony for the Arts is October 1, 2017. 

Want to learn more about Creative Fellowships? We’ve updated our website with a program overview and FAQ page. For more information, please click here.

Additional resources and arts opportunities

Delaware State Arts Council Seeks New Members

Four members of the Delaware State Arts Council are concluding their second three-year terms.  Since they are ineligible to serve a third term, the Governor’s Boards and Commissions office is now accepting nominations to fill the open seats.

The Delaware State Arts Council is the advisory body to the Delaware Division of the Arts. The Council advises the Division of the Arts on matters of arts policy, funding for the arts, and other issues relevant to support for the arts in Delaware. The Council, according to its enabling legislation, “shall be composed of not more than 15 members” appointed by the Governor, who represent the state geographically and politically and are appointed on the basis of their interest and experience in the arts.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment to the Delaware State Arts Council, complete the Board and Commission Application, found on the Governor’s site, and return it to the Governor’s office. Please indicate Board #0014: Delaware State Arts Council on the application.

CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

Artists feel most happy and productive when they’re making art. Sometimes, though, life can have other plans—from the predictable stress of moving to a new studio to the unexpected headache of having to clean out a flooded one; from taxes and insurance to accidents and emergencies. That’s why it’s vitally important for artists to make preparedness part of their practices by learning the art of CYACover Your A’s: Art, Assets + Archives.

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.

CodaWorx RFP Listings

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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