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.

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Volunteer Manager
Hagley Museum and Library

Hagley Museum and Library seeks a Volunteer Manager to oversee the direction of Hagley’s Volunteer Engagement and the recruitment, hiring, orienting, assigning, and evaluating of volunteer staff.  Cultivates relationships with social, civic and local organizations to raise awareness of Hagley’s volunteer opportunities and build a diverse base of volunteers.  Coordinate and manage volunteer participation in all areas of the organization.

Specific Duties:

  1. Develop, administer, and review policies and procedures (including Volunteer Handbook) which guide the volunteer program and reflect the overall values of Hagley; write volunteer position descriptions in consultation with staff.
  2. Recruit, interview, and screen volunteers (individuals, groups, corporations, schools) for various museum and library projects.
  3. Manage and assign projects to volunteers. Train staff to work effectively and cooperatively with volunteers.  Work with volunteer supervisors to evaluate volunteer effectiveness.
  4. Develop community relationships that advance Hagley’s mission and increase the volunteer pool.  Forge and maintain relationships with other volunteer administration organizations to cultivate new networks of volunteers.
  5. Initiate publicity about the volunteer program, trainings, and openings in collaboration with Marketing Manager and through LinkedIn Volunteer Engagement.  Create and contribute articles for Hagley Magazine quarterly.
  6. Maintain database of volunteer contact information, years and hours worked, training completed, emergency contact information, etc.
  7. Create, plan, and implement, volunteer recognition event held annually in April; create occasional opportunities for building volunteer networks and camaraderie within Hagley; and send thank-you gifts and cards when appropriate.
  8. Supervise volunteers assigned to Workers’ Garden, Handwork Group and Volunteer Office.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree preferred and/or equivalent experience in Volunteer Management, plus at least two years of experience supervising volunteers, creating training sessions and working with diverse paid and unpaid staff.   Must possess excellent communication, organizational, leadership, customer service, project management, and interpersonal skills and be comfortable communicating and working through email, some social media, mail, and in person.  Interest in the industrial, technological, and social history of the Hagley site desirable.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, a valid driver’s license, and ability to work weekends and evenings required.   Volunteer Administration Professional Certificate or Degree a plus.

Resume and cover letter should be sent to:

Yvonne Dalton, Director, Personnel Support Services
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807

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Piffaro, the Renaissance Band
Box Office Manager

This position requires an individual who is calm, friendly, and meticulous to set up a small box office, welcome attendees and handle their ticket transactions, sell merchandise, reconcile financial transactions, and generate a sales report.

Piffaro performs four Sundays each season in Wilmington. Ideally, the box office manager will be able to work all dates, but it is not strictly necessary.

Compensation is $20/hour.
Each shift is from approximately 1:00-6:00.

2018/19 Concert Dates
September 16 at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, 505 Buck Rd.
December 23 at Immanuel Church Highlands 2400 W. 17th St.
March 17 at Christ Church Christiana Hundred
May 12 at Immanuel Church Highlands

Shannon Cline
Executive Director
Piffaro, The Renaissance Band
For tickets and information visit
215-235-8469 /

Delaware Theatre Company

Various part-time local positions available for the 2018-19 Season including Assistant Props Manager, Audio Engineer, Production Assistant, Production Associate, Run Crew, and Dresser. View opportunities 

Resident Ensemble Players
Assistant Box Office Manager

University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players/Department of Theatre is seeking a courteous, professional, strong self-starter and team player to work in a busy box office.  Responsibilities include exceptional custom service; selling subscription and single ticket sales for the Resident Ensemble Players (REP), Master Players, and Department of Music on a computerized ticketing system; processing financial paperwork and sales reports; training of student workers; and creative problem solving. This is a part-time position, working 25 – 30 hours per week, with no University of Delaware benefits and requires a flexible schedule with primary availability needed between noon and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. This position includes working some nights and weekends.

This is a part-time position, working 25 – 30 hours per week, with no University of Delaware benefits and requires a flexible schedule with primary availability needed between noon and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. This position includes working some nights and weekends.

TO APPLY: Email a current resume, cover letter, and three references to

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 Association of Volunteer Administrators (DAVA)

For over 40 years, the Delaware Association of Volunteer Administrators (DAVA) has provided education and resources for volunteer managers.  We feel collaboration and sharing best practices with each others strengthens volunteer programs throughout the state.  Please visit to learn more or to sign up for  this year’s annual AL!VE & Better Impact Hybrid Conference. Mark your calendars now for this all-day event that DAVA will be hosting at Hagley Museum on Wednesday, October 24. You do not need to be a DAVA member to attend.  Last year’s conference, also held at Hagley, was a great success bringing together many DAVA members and non-members for an inspiring day of presentations by leaders in our field. This year we are thrilled to have our own ANGELA WILLIAMSON as a speaker at this international conference! ! To learn more about this event,

A membership to DAVA includes:
⁍ Attendance at all DAVA meetings from September 1st to August 31st of the membership year and discount on attendance at Spring State Volunteer Conference.
⁍ Attendance at all regional collaboration meetings.
⁍ Access to members only website page including past meeting notes, The Delaware Volunteer Resource Guide, links to webinars, education materials, and CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration) support and study resources.
⁍ Match you with a professional in DE who has completed the process for encouragement and help.
⁍ Opportunity to become involved with a professionals like you!


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 Contemporary

Volunteers are needed for events, museum family programming, and office assistance. Submit a volunteer application and we’ll find the opportunity that fits your interest. Contact Meagan Mika at for more information.

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

Delaware Theatre Company

Delaware Theatre Company is always on the lookout for new volunteers to usher during performances, as well as to help with various tasks in marketing, production, education, and more. 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.

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


Hagley Museum

Working with the Supervisor, Gardens and Horticulture the horticulture intern will assist with the day-to-day care and culture of plants in the Greenhouse and Cutting Garden.  The intern will assist with garden maintenance; fertilization; research and planning for crops in the garden.

The intern should have some experience in standard horticultural practices and garden techniques and be prepared to work outdoors in varied weather, including rain and heat. The work is physically demanding, and the intern must be able to lift at least 30 pounds, as well as stand, bend, kneel, and reach throughout the day. Valid driver’s license required.

This intern position will earn $10.00 per hour.   The schedule is 35 hours, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Send letter of interest and resume to Susan Maynard, Director, Preservation, Buildings and Grounds, Hagley Museum and Library, P.O. Box 3630, Wilmington, DE 19807 or email to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


The Delaware Contemporary, a non-collecting art museum located on Wilmington’s Riverfront, is seeking a 20 hour per week Education Intern for an approximately 12 week internship. The Education Intern assists the Director of Education and Education Associate with administrative duties and research associated with varied and numerous education programs. The Education Intern is responsible for assistance with administrative duties, program documentation, and the marketing/communication of The Delaware Contemporary education programs to the public. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong interest in contemporary art and to those wishing to pursue a career in educational work.

Please email resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and writing sample to Director of Education,
Jennifer Polillo, at

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

2019 MLK VOICE4YOUTH – Communications Contest
An Opportunity to be Heard!
Call to All Delaware High School Students

YWCA Delaware and Christ Church Christiana Hundred are pleased to present MLK Voice 4 Youth for Delaware High School Youth (grades 9 -12)

Guided by Dr. King’s work in the 1960’s for nonviolent social change, what do you propose to improve your future and our communities?

Why participate?

  • Your voice will be heard!
  • Win – $2,000 1st place, $1,000 2nd place, $500 3rd place.
  • Tap into your favorite creative means of expression whether it’s poetry, rap, or speech to deliver you message with creative freedom.
  • Share your ideas and connect with community leaders, educators and government officials
  • Attend a writing or presentation workshop with area experts who offer guidance in preparing and delivering your message*
  • Cultivate skills that will serve you academically and professionally in future pursuits
  • Record your presentation and share your creative work for college applications
  • Service hours available on request

Suggested Topics

  • Injustice
  • Education
  • Social media
  • Drugs
  • Gun Reform
  • Health Care
  • Fair Housing
  • Terrorism/War
  • Immigration and DACA
  • Guaranteed Income

Important Dates

Online registration opens – September 21, 2018 (International Peace Day) To attend workshops at no charge* register by – Friday November 30, 2018

Presentation workshop: Saturday December 8, 2018 at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, 505 E. Buck Rd

Writing workshop: Saturday December 8, 2018 at Christ Church Christiana Hundred.

Writing/Presentation Workshop: in Dover (place and time to be confirmed

Registration closes:  Thursday, December 20, 2018

Semi Finals: Dover/Friday January 11 and Wilmington/Saturday January 12

Finals: Sunday January 20, 2019, 2 p.m. at The Baby Grand Wilmington, Delaware

Download flyer

For more information contact: Jane Rubini / 302.655.3379

Arlington Arts Center (AAC)


 AAC’s SOLOS exhibitions program supports the work of emerging contemporary artists in the Mid-Atlantic region. Each year, AAC accepts proposals from artists for solo exhibitions to take place in one of AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces. Proposals are accepted through an open call and selected by guest jurors, in consultation with AAC staff. The resulting program presents a suite of cutting-edge exhibitions which include artwork in a variety of media.


Artists who produce contemporary art in any media, and who live or work in the Mid-Atlantic region (defined as Virginia; Washington, DC; Maryland; West Virginia; Pennsylvania; or Delaware) may submit exhibition proposals. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered. Proposals that specifically take into account AAC’s exhibition spaces are encouraged.


Peter Winant, Director, School of Art, George Mason University and co-founder, Workingman Collective Natalie Campbell, Independent Curator


Exhibition Dates: April 13 to June 8, 2019

Submission Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018

Notification Date: December 2018

Submit a proposal:



Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Entry is now open for the premier documentary film festival in the American West. Now accepting entries of non-fiction films of all forms, genres, subject matter and lengths for consideration in another world-class lineup at the 16th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF).

Regular Deadline: September 3, 2018

Late Deadline: October 8, 2018

Small and Mighty

Small & Mighty, sponsored by the Clay Studio of Missoula, is an exhibition showcasing small scale ceramic works that pack a conceptual or visual punch. This year’s exhibition will be juried by Kensuke Yamada.

Open to artists in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Work must address the theme of “small & mighty” in either a formal, visual and/or conceptual manner, be made primarily out of clay, and must measure no more than 12″ in any direction.

Deadline: November 9, 2018

Biggs Shot 2018 Photography Competition
Biggs Museum

The Biggs Museum of American Art is currently seeking entries for Biggs Shot 2018, the fifth juried photography competition and exhibition featuring the work of professional and emerging photographers, working and/or living in the Mid-Atlantic region. The theme for Biggs Shot 2018 is open, and any photographic medium can be submitted for consideration, including film, video and digital formats.  Deadline to apply is November 2, 2018.  Apply now

Dover Art League (DAL)
2018 Calls for Entry

Judged Pottery Show – September
Our showcase of the macabre returns for its second year! Entries accepted in any size and medium.  Entries due October 1st.

Domestic Violence Show
To be shown in the Holden Gallery. A show honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Entries accepted in any medium and size.  Entries due October 1st.

Holiday Expo and Members Show – November/December
A general members’ showcase, just in time for the holiday season. Any piece in any medium is acceptable!  Entries due November 1st.

Opportunities at the Newark Arts Alliance

Review the Gallery Shop Guidelines and complete an Inventory Form. Clearly tag your items and bring them into the Newark Arts Alliance. We will hold them until the Gallery Shop Committee meets.
New works will be juried by the Gallery Shop Committee on
Monday, September 3rd so be sure to bring your artwork in by Saturday, September 1st!

You must be a member to sell you artwork in the Gallery Shop.
Not a member yet? Join online today!

Now in its 10th year, the Harvest Arts Festival
is a celebration of the visual and performing arts!

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 10am–4pm
Location:  Academy Building Lawn, Newark DE
Application deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018

We’re currently seeking local artists to display and sell their fine art and crafts, as well as musicians to perform during the event.

The Harvest Arts Festival takes place outdoors on the Academy Building Lawn at the corner of Academy and Main Streets. The event is held during the University of Delaware’s Parents & Family Weekend, one of the busiest weekends of the fall. This event is rain or shine!

How to apply
Visit our website to review our Call for Artists & Musicians, then complete and submit your Harvest Arts Festival Application

Deadline: Applications must be delivered to the Newark Arts Alliance or post-marked by Friday, September 21, 2018. 
Apply today and be a part of this fun fall festival of the arts!

Imagination Runway 2018
An evening of food, fashion, and fun!
Saturday, October 20, 2017 | 6–9pm
The Newark Arts Alliance is pleased to announce the call for entries for our 2nd Annual Imagination Runway fall fundraising event! This is your chance to create an original, wearable art piece that shows off your creativity, originality, spirit, class, and style!

Entries are open – Deadline extended to September 28th!
Entries are now being approved on a rolling basis and will close when entry limit or deadline (Friday, September 28) is reached, whichever occurs first. Don’t miss out – enter today!

  • Enter early—only 20 entries will be accepted!
  • We understand that you may not have fully realized your design at the time of entry—that’s ok! Decide on your basic concept and provide as much of the requested information as possible. We’ll confirm the details at the time of acceptance into the show.

You’ll find additional information on the Imagination Runway Entry Form on the Call for Entries page. (this is a fillable PDF form – just download, complete, save, and submit!)

Apply now for a solo or group show at the
Newark Arts Alliance!

We welcome applications from artists with previous exhibition experience as well as those for whom this would be their first solo or group show.

A body of high-quality artwork of sufficient quantity to fill our moderately-sized gallery is required. Two or more artists can also join together to create a cohesive group exhibition.

Review our Solo & Group Show Proposal Guidelines and Application and take the next step in your artistic career!

Application deadline is October 5, 2018.

Not a member yet? Support the Newark Arts Alliance and take advantage of our volunteer-staffed shop to market your art. Join today!

Opportunities in Our Community

The Morris Arboretum – Time in the Garden
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania will be staging both indoor and outdoor Time in the Garden exhibits in 2018. Artists are invited to interpret this theme either by creating a piece to be installed on the grounds of the 92 acre public garden, or as a hanging piece in the Upper Gallery of the Visitor Center.

Newark Free Library 
The Newark Free Library is seeking artists and collectors to exhibit their work/collections in one or more of five display cases located inside the library. Although sales tags cannot be included with the display, artist contact information and website information are allowed.

The Lorelton
2200 W. 4th St., Wilmington DE 19805

The Lorelton, an assisted living community in Wilmington, is seeking artists who would like to display their artwork. The Lorelton has two large rooms and two hallways ready to accept hanging pieces. (Only hanging works can be accepted.)

Find more information about these Artist Opportunities on our website!

Local Art Leagues

Funding opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally

Native Filmmaker Initiative

In Fall 2018 Big Sky will open applications for the 2019 Native Filmmaker Fellowship offering unique access to our network of filmmakers and professional resources. The program will be open to Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native and First Nations of Canada filmmakers.

Late Deadline: October 8, 2018


The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2019 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.

Deadline to submit letters of inquiry: October 15, 2018

Gottlieb Foundation

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation’s grant programs for visual artists, which have been available since 1976.  Our website at provides extensive background about the Foundation and its two grant programs, the Individual Support and Emergency grants. The Foundation has been established according to the provisions in the will of Adolph Gottlieb to award financial aid to mature, creative painters, sculptors, and printmakers.  The Foundation does not award grants to institutions or organizations, nor does it fund research, students, or projects.

In one effort to reach artists and other art professionals who may not be familiar with our programs, I am sending this letter to State Arts Councils and Arts Agencies around the country.  If you wish to publish or disseminate a description of our grants, a possible version might read:


Deadline: December 15:  Individual Support grants available to painters, printmakers and sculptors with a minimum of 20 years in a mature phase; grant amounts are determined each year.  Last year this program awarded 12 grants of $25,000 each.  A separate grant program, for emergencies, assists mature painters, printmakers and sculptors suffering from a recent, unforeseen catastrophic event (fire, flood, medical emergency), who have a minimum of ten years in a mature phase; grant amounts range up to $15,000 depending on the need and circumstances of the individual applicant. Info:  More information including the link to access the on-line applications for both programs can be found on our website at

The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

Program Highlights

Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD in grants for visual artists

5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards

30 artists will be selected to have their work digitally exhibited and archived at

Deadline: November 13, 2018


The Hopper Prize Fall 2018 grant winners will be selected by:

Patricia Restrepo, Assistant Curator
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator
DePaul Art Museum Chicago


The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We accept entries in painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, video, performance, conceptual art & installation art.

Past Winners

Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas
Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York
Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa
Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois
Erik Parra, San Francisco, California

Apply Now

Early applications will be considered for Instagram artist features @hopperprize.

Churchill Foundation – Students with Autism Scholarship
Currently accepting applications – (Deadline: Dec 29, 2018)

Amount: $5,800


In memory of a family member who died late last year, we wanted to show some support for those who have autism by offering this scholarship, for that reason, we are offering students who have a loved one with autism or a student themselves that are faced with the effects of autism a $5,800 scholarship.

How Do I Apply for It?

Education is a tool that can be used for numerous things in life, not just for personal development. As public adjusters who have been through education, we believe that education can provide a better life for students and ultimately, lead to them improving their communities with the knowledge that they attain. The difference between a vibrant and prosperous life and one that brings hardships is acquiring a post-secondary degree. Education is everything; it is a must. There are many students that face obstacles that make it difficult for them to acquire a degree and we wanted to provide this opportunity for all students equally, more particularly for those with autism that is a factor that often prevents them from being able to study.

Students with High Academic achievements must meet these two essential categories:

  1. There has been a form of autism diagnosed either in your immediate family or yourself
  2. Current enrollment or acceptance in a college or university for a post-graduate level or undergraduate level by the applicant

In addition to the above criteria, a 500 to 1000-word essay must be submitted with one of the below topics.

We hope to help alleviate the financial burden that may be in the presence of someone deserving who is suffering from any form of autism. We look forward to providing this scholarship and encourage those who are eligible to apply.

Topics: (Choose one)

  • Tell us about a time where others who did not have to face an obstacle that you did as a person with autism
  • Explain how you have adapted to help a loved one with autism and how it has affected your life
  • What factors do you believe hinder people with autism in today’s generation?

Requirements of Applicants

  • The applicant must have been accepted to start school at an accredited college or university  or is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited school
  • The unofficial or official transcripts of the student must be submitted (high-school/ college)

Please upload the following items and complete the form below to apply for the Scholarship by the Churchill Foundation – Public Adjusters

  1. Essay of 500 to 1000 words of any of the above topics that were listed
  2. Academic transcripts

By applying for this scholarship, you agree to our terms and conditions and signify that you have read them.

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts JAPAN (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2019 – 2020 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, 2018. 

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

The collaboration Grants facilitates the collaboration of Japanese and American/Canadian artists so that they may create a new work 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, 2019 and June 30, 2020.  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:

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Launches Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network 
First Tours Will Begin in Spring 2019

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has announced the launch of the Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network (FTAN). FTAN is a presenter based membership network designed to bolster the presentation of folk and traditional arts in the region through public performances and multi-day community residencies. FTAN strengthens MAAF’s mission of advancing arts access and participation while providing artists and practitioners with new opportunities. The program is made possible through the generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Starting in the fall of 2018, new members will be selected on an annual basis through an open, competitive selection process. Mid-Atlantic region (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, USVI, VA, and WV) non-profit presenters are eligible to participate in the program. FTAN prioritizes participation by presenters that work in and with communities underserved by the arts. Once selected, membership in the program is ongoing contingent upon meeting annual participation requirements.

MAAF has partnered with the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) to facilitate collaborative planning between FTAN members and touring artists and tradition bearers. NCTA will provide both artists and members with administrative tour support.


Karen Newell
Director, External Affairs
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
410.539.6656 x104

National Endowment for the Arts FY 2019 Funding Guidelines

Guidelines and application materials for three National Endowment for the Arts funding categories—Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowships—have posted on the NEA’s website.

The fiscal year 2019 Art Works and Challenge America programs support projects taking place beginning in 2019. Guidelines and application materials are in the Apply for a Grant section of the NEA website.

In addition, guidelines for fiscal year 2019 Creative Writing Fellowships: Poetry are posted for application by published creative writers. Guidelines and application materials for the fellowships are also in the Apply for a Grant section of the NEA website.

Visit the NEA’s recent grant search for examples of past NEA grants.

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.


Professional development for organizations and individuals

Delaware Music Educators Association
Delaware Arts Conference

Join us as an exhibitor at this year’s conference hosted by the Delaware Music Educators Association & Delaware Art Education Association along with the dance and theater teachers of Delaware. We anticipate having close to 400 people present for the day!

Our conference will be held on Friday, October 5 at Appoquinimink High School (Middletown, DE). To find our registration form for vendors/exhibitors or to complete a session proposal form, please visit our website!

National Arts Marketing Project Conference

As arts marketers, we work to create a future that reflects organizational visions to better serve audiences and more deeply and equitably engage the community. But even as we focus on the needs of our organization and community, the world changes quicker and quicker—resources are limited and attentions spans short.  Yet, we still must be prepared to not only confront the challenges that come our way—but anticipate them and prepare for them.

Join us in Seattle as we explore three core themes:

You: What new skill(s) do I need to learn to be effective in my individual career?
Your World: What information does the field need to navigate the current environment?
Your Future: What is our collective vision for the future, and how do we reach it?


On November 9-12, connect with more than 650 arts marketers and explore the latest in digital marketing, equity, audience engagement, social media, analytics and more. This year’s conference will be held in Seattle, Washington. Learn more

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


New York Mills Cultural Center Artist Residency

Applications for the Artist Residency Program at the Cultural Center in New York Mills MN are being accepted! The residency program offers artists of all disciplines, writers, poets, playwrights, visual artists, musicians and dancers, time and space to create without distraction.

Deadline to submit letters of inquiry: October 1, 2018

Apply for a 2018 Caldera Community Residency!

This creative residency was designed specifically for Caldera camp staff, teaching artists, and alumni of our Artists in Residence (AiR) program. Spend up to two weeks at the Arts Center working on personal projects among other members of the Caldera community.

WHEN: December 8–22, 2018. All residents must arrive on December 8 between noon and 5 p.m. and stay a minimum of one week.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 28, 2018


  • Revisit the community and warmth that is Caldera while enjoying time and space to work on creative personal projects and enjoy the outdoors. A project could be any art/craft/creative project, research or study, lesson or curriculum planning, etc. Explore something new or delve deeper into work you know and love!
  • Residents must arrive on Saturday, December 8 between noon and 5 p.m. and stay a minimum of one week (departing December 15) or maximum of two weeks (departing December 22 by 11 a.m.).
  • Caldera will provide a welcome dinner for all residents on December 8 at 6 p.m.
  • Residents will provide their own meals, materials, and transportation.
  • This residency is open to 2017 and 2018 Camp Caldera staff and teaching artists, and AiR Program alumni only. Collaborations are encouraged!
  • This is a child-friendly opportunity. Residents with children may attend with their child/children and a caretaker. Families will be assigned an a-frame or cabin.


  • A-frame or Cabin: Includes 2 – 4 beds, full bathroom, and mini-kitchen. These spaces will be reserved for artists with children and collaborations of two or more people.
  • Rooms in Tamarack Hall: Those staying in Tamarack Hall will have two private rooms. Each room includes 1 queen bed and writing desk. Bathrooms, kitchen, and living space are shared. Please understand that complete quiet cannot be guaranteed as there will be up to 11 people sharing Tamarack Hall. Quiet hours will be observed between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.
  • Studio Space: All studios (Campbell Studio, Photo Studio and the Grand Room) will be shared among up to three residents/collaborations.
  • The Hearth Library and Kitchen will be shared among all residents.


  • Fill out the brief online application. Acceptance is on a rolling basis, and the application will be open until all spots are filled.
  • If you attended a December residency in 2016 or 2017, you will be placed on a waitlist until October 10, and you will be notified of your status by October 15.
  • Fees are sliding scale $50 – $200 and can be paid via Paypal upon acceptance to hold your spot. Fees are non-refundable.

Questions? Contact Maesie Speer, Arts Center Programs Manager, 541.595.0956 or​

Visit our website for more information.​

Chamber Music America
Residency Partnership Program

The Chamber Music America 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 12, 2018 at 9:00 PM Eastern Time.

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

Contact Susan Dadian, program director
CMA Classical/Contemporary
(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,

Additional resources and arts opportunities

Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement 2018

Sustainability & Impact

  • Financial Literacy (9 AM – 12 PM) Wed., Sept. 19 (Wilmington),  Thurs., Sept. 20 (Dover)
  • Advocacy Strategy Development & Execution: Leveraging Relationships for Results(9 AM 10 AM) Tues., Sept. 25 (Wilmington), Wed., Sept. 26 (Dover), Thurs., Sept. 27 (Georgetown)

Board Development

  • Board Financial Excellence(5:30 PM – 8:30 PM), Wed., Oct. 10 (Wilmington), Thurs., Oct. 11 (Milford)

Nonprofit Leadership

  • Mindfulness-Based Wellness Education: An Introduction(9 AM – 12 PM) Tues., Sept. 10 (Wilmington), Wed., Sept. 11 (Dover), Thurs., Sept. 13 (Georgetown)
  • Enhance Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Storytelling(9 AM – 11 AM) Tues., Oct. 9 (Wilmington), Wed., Oct. 10 (Dover), Thurs., Oct. 11 (Georgetown)

Visit to register view our complete Fall 2018 schedule.

Delaware Libraries 2018 Performers Showcase & Expo

Monday, October 29, 2018, 9am – 4pm at Smyrna Opera House

Link to Showcase Application and information:

Attendees (registration is required):
Click on this link for registration:

55th Annual Delaware Antiques Show
November 9–11, 2018
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware

Sixty of the country’s most distinguished dealers present the finest offerings of American antiques and decorative arts, including furniture, paintings, rugs, ceramics, silver, jewelry, and more. In addition to exquisite antiques shopping, don’t miss the keynote lecture with Charlotte Moss, New York School of Interior Design’s Centennial Medal honoree, one of Elle Décor’s Grand Masters of top designers, and honorary chair of the Delaware Antiques Show, as well as weekend lectures with young scholars. For more information on Delaware Antiques Show, visit the website.

Delaware Contemporary seeks Teaching Artists

Join our roster of diverse and talented professional Teaching Artists and share your passion for the arts with students of all ages. The Delaware Contemporary offers a range of outreach programs with numerous partner organizations and in-house programming that inspire Pre-K students to life long learners.

Submit your letter of interest and CV to Leslie ShafferInterim Director of Education: or 302.656.6466 x7106

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.

Jester Artspace

We are a grass-roots non-profit organization, working to save the historic, 200-year-old Jester Farmhouse on Grubb Road in Wilmington, for local artists of all disciplines and skill levels. It will be used as meeting, working, and gallery space. The house sits on 26 acres of farmland and dairy cattle. We have signed a long-term lease for the county-owned farmhouse and have made great progress.

We are in need of 3-5 new board candidates who can help us with our next phase as we develop our instructional offerings, and raise funds, to complete the renovations. Artists with instructional experience, and a willingness to pitch in with other tasks, are especially needed.

Learn more about us at Email us at

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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