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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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WESTAF (The Western States Arts Federation)
Executive Director

WESTAF seeks an entrepreneur with a significant understanding of technology and a commitment to cultural causes to develop, deploy, and maximize revenue from software and services that strengthen nonprofit arts ecosystems.

WESTAF is a nonprofit organization that weaves together technology, thought leadership, and innovation to energize, network, and grow funding for public sector arts agencies.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, it is one of six regional arts organizations in the United States. WESTAF provides advocacy, policy, arts programming, and professional development services to the arts agencies in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. In addition, through its technology programs, it serves arts organizations and artists in every state in the country. WESTAF has taken an entrepreneurial approach to addressing the needs of the arts and culture field by developing technology products and providing software as a service (SaaS). The income generated from these services enables WESTAF to elevate the arts and culture field through a number of initiatives.

Key Areas of Endeavor
The key areas in which the Executive Director will be engaged are:

  • Ongoing development of seven existing and distinct technology products that support the arts and culture field and development of new technology products:
    • ZAPPlication®, the market leader for online application and adjudication management, is used by more than 850 art fairs and festivals and 80,000 artists
    • CallforEntry™, an online application and adjudication-management system used by public art programs, galleries, museums, and educational
    • GO Smart™, an online grants-management system designed for public sector arts agencies to administer grant
    • Independent Music On Tour™, a project that matches independent musicians with nonprofit
    • Creative Vitality™ Suite, a research-based online economic development tool with national level data about the for-profit and nonprofit aspects of the creative economy in every part of the United
    • Public Art Archive™, an online archive of public art in the United
    • YouJudgeIt™, an affordable, web-based tool for managing small competitions of all
  • Advocacy, networking, and convenings that are designed to help the cultural community explore critical issues affecting arts and culture, support the state and national legislative agendas of state arts agencies in WESTAF’s 13-state region, increase the capacity of state arts agencies through the provision of professional development opportunities, and the provision of consulting services related to the development of cultural
  • Sponsorship of multicultural initiatives, including the establishment of a pipeline of diverse arts leaders through the Emerging Leaders of Color Professional Development Proactive engagement with state arts agencies in the WESTAF region and beyond and also regional arts organizations in efforts that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at the local, state, and regional levels.

The WESTAF Structure
WESTAF is a complex organization. It serves the arts and culture sector through programs, advocacy, and policy work. Simultaneously, the organization develops and deploys technology products in an SaaS form to generate earned income that supports both arts and culture initiatives and furthers the development of WESTAF software products. WESTAF has experienced solid growth over the years and has an FY18 core budget of $4.4 million. The organization also manages $30 million in funds that are collected on behalf of client organizations. Most of these funds are remitted to the client organizations after being collected, documented, and discounted.

WESTAF has a full-time staff of 26 and 5 permanent external contractors. Governed by a board of 22, WESTAF operates as a nonprofit organization; however, it is the majority owner of a significant for-profit subsidiary. WESTAF recently completed a rigorous, collaborative, and inclusive strategic planning process that outlines strategies for the next 10 years and has established metrics to evaluate the impact of those strategies.

The Position
Reporting to the board of trustees through the Chair, the Executive Director will implement WESTAF’s 10-year vision to strengthen the arts ecosystem. The Executive Director will be responsible for: managing all of the organization’s professional staff, funding, and resources; implementation of WESTAF’s programs and services; continual improvement of WESTAF software; and maximizing users and revenue flows of WESTAF software and associated services.

The Executive Director will be the primary driver of current and new technology and service initiatives and will reinforce and expand WESTAF’s role as a meaningful player in the arts- technology space. The individual will develop new customers, software-distribution channels, and strategic partnerships while ensuring that overall revenue, user count, and satisfaction goals are achieved. The Executive Director will hold primary responsibility as the organization’s chief salesperson and proactive steward of WESTAF’s line of arts-technology products and services.

The Executive Director will hire a Deputy Director, a newly created position that will provide cultural policy leadership at the local, state, and national levels and also guide the arts programming of the organization. The Executive Director, Deputy Director, all staff, and the full board will promote WESTAF’s substantial commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts.

Preferred Qualifications and Characteristics
The Executive Director will be a social entrepreneur who understands the need for art communities to shape technology products. The individual will ideally have direct experience with the Software as a Service business. The successful candidate will also have a significant number of the following qualities:

  • Proven business and leadership experience
  • A demonstrated ability to build earned revenue
  • An ability to attract and retain talent, especially technology talent
  • Experience as a facilitator and catalyst for new ideas
  • Experience structuring and nurturing financial investments and partnerships
  • The ability to gain the support and confidence of the board and staff at all levels
  • The holding of deep-seated values related to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including excellent public speaking skills for formal and extemporaneous presentations

Compensation
The compensation for this position is competitive. Special incentive and bonuses for reaching key metrics can be included. Health, retirement, and other benefits are part of the compensation package.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

For more information, to recommend a candidate, or to apply please contact:
Lisa Grossman – (650)323-3565 or lisag@moppenheim.com
Patrick Salazar – (310)230-5315 or patricks@moppenheim.com

m/Oppenheim Associates
425 Market Street, Suite 1020
San Francisco, CA 94105

To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to:
Laurel Sherman, Project Coordinator, WESTAF  search@westaf.org


Atelier Art Services

FT – Art Handler: https://philaculture.org/what-we-do/job-bank/art-handler-pa-de-locations

2018 SEASON – CINDERELLA, ALADDIN & ANDROCLES AND THE LION AND THEATRE AND FILM CAMPS FOR YOUTH

Summer Theatre Seeks Understudies and Apprentices

The Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre is accepting applications for understudies and apprentices for 2018. The company, in its 37th season, is seeking male and female actors to learn various roles in Cinderella and Aladdin. Understudies will need to be available for specific performances in July and August. Applicants must age 18 or older with a flexible summer schedule. Apprentices will assist with younger children in theatre camps from 9 AM to Noon on various days throughout the summer. Apprentices must be high school age or older.

To apply, send a resume or cover letter to rehobothchildrenstheatre@gmail.com, Attn: Steve. Information on the theatre is available at rehobothechildrenstheatre.org

Epworth Methodist Church
19285 Holland Glade Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE


Hagley Museum

PT, Visitor Services Assistant position: https://www.hagley.org/about-us/employment


Delaware Museum of Natural History

PT – Education Asst: https://philaculture.org/what-we-do/job-bank/education-assistant-part-time


UD Community Music School
Piano Teacher

Description: The University of Delaware Community Music School is seeking an experienced Suzuki piano instructor to take over for a long-term instructor’s departure. There is therefore a studio already built which includes several 45 minute group classes and several full evenings worth of students.

Duties: Teach private 30-60 minute Suzuki piano lessons;
Teach several 45 minute group classes;
Attend several Suzuki recitals throughout the year

Qualifications: Suzuki Piano training completed through Book 4 & several years of experience teaching Suzuki Piano.

Salary: $40/teaching hour
Part-time position without benefits.

Contact: Kevin Cope
communitymusicschool@udel.edu

Website: www.music.udel.edu/cms
Phone: 570-831-1548


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 rose@rehobothartleague.org. 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 sue@rehobothfilm.com 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

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 jesterartspace.org. Email us at jesterartspace@gmail.com.

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Auditions for the performing arts

Ardensingers
Auditions on Tuesday & Wednesday. June 19 & 20, 2018, 7 – 10 pm

Robin Hood and the Singing Nun, a pantomime by Stuart Ardern Nov. 10, 17 & 18, 2018 at 8pm Nov. 11 & 18, 2018 at 2pm At the Arden Gild Hall Stage

The information about Robin Hood and the Singing Nun is available at http://www.ardensingers.org/WordPress/about-us/auditions/

To sign up for one or more 10-minute audition slots, contact John Newport at jflnewport@yahoo.com or at (610) 388-7680.


Music School of Delaware: Auditions

WILMINGTON COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA based in Wilmington
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.


WILMINGTON BALLET ACADEMY
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 www.wilmingtonballet.org, email wilmingtonballet@yahoo.com or call (302) 655-1004 to learn more.

Entries for the visual and literary arts

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) 

NASAA is partnering with the Humanities North Dakota  as well as Bismarck State College Theater, as part of the HumanitiesND year-long “Game Changer Ideas Festival” is pleased to announce a call for brand new ten-minute plays that engage with the question “What Happened to the American Dream?”

Americans find themselves at a crossroads politically, socially, or economically. Simultaneously more connected than ever before, and more estranged and dispossessed. In an era of fake news, of foreign governments attacking our social media outlets, what are our convictions and desires? What feelings do those convictions and desires engender, if not hope? Are we living without hope? Are we being fired upon by meretricious and empty promises? The American Dream means many different things to many different people. Is the American Dream the spread of democracy across the world? Is it the Jeffersonian concept of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Is it the promise of upward economic and social mobility?

BSC Theatre seeks only brand new, never before produced plays, outside of readings, workshops, and/or festivals. Plays should be no more than ten pages long (exclusive of cover page/dramatis personea), following traditional playwriting format. Plays may be written in any style, set in any time, and may use as many or as few characters as the author wishes. Plays will be entered into consideration for production during BSC Theatre’s annual Short Play Festival in May 2019. If selected for performance, authors agree to provide BSC with performance rights for the duration of the Short Play Festival. Selection of scripts for performance will be at the discretion of a coalition of academics, theatre artists, and members of the HumanitiesND.

To submit:

Visit BSCTheatre.com or https://goo.gl/forms/KGpawE4QZqt1x1rF2
Please ensure that you attach a copy of your ten-minute play to the form in DOC or PDF format.

Playwrights may submit up to three scripts for consideration.

Playwright’s name and complete contact information should be included on the cover sheet only. The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere else.

Submission due date is September 1, 2018

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Danny Devlin, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Bismarck State College at Daniel.Devlin@bismarckstate.edu or 701-224-5530


Washington Printmakers Gallery
Call for Entries

21st ANNUAL NATIONAL SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION
2– 26 August 2018

Original pulled prints, digital prints, photographs, and 3-dimensional works including book arts, with print components that are 100 square inches or less and a frame size of 256 square inches or less. 3D works are limited to 250 cubic inches.

Deadline for Submission: May 31, 2018

Go to: http://www.washingtonprintmakers.com/2018-national-small-works-competition-and-exhibition/  for submission information

Grand Prize: 2019 Solo Exhibition at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Georgetown Sponsored by the Washington Print Foundation

2nd Prize: Speedball Art Materials Gift Certificate
3rd Prize: Solarplate Award gifted by Dan Welden
4th Prize: Renaissance Graphic Arts Gift Certificate
5th Prize: Plaza Art Materials Gift Certificate
Merit Award for Silkscreen Print: Cash Prize Gifted by Michael Hagan
Reception and awards Presentation: 3-5pm at WPG on Aug. 18th

This Exhibition is Made Possible by the Support of the Washington Print Foundation

Washington Printmakers Gallery
1641 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-669-1497


National Playwriting Competition
Call for Entries

Bismarck State College Theatre, in collaboration with the Humanities North Dakota, as part of the HumanitiesND year-long “Game Changer Ideas Festival” is pleased to announce a call for brand new ten-minute plays that engage with the question “What Happened to the American Dream?”

“Man cannot live without hope. If it is not engendered by his own convictions and desires, it can easily be fired from without, and by the most meretricious and empty promises.” – Eleanore Roosevelt, April 1961, The Atlantic, “What has happened to the American Dream?”

Americans find themselves at a crossroads politically, socially, or economically. Simultaneously more connected than ever before, and more estranged and dispossessed. In an era of fake news, of foreign governments attacking our social media outlets, what are our convictions and desires? What feelings do those convictions and desires engender, if not hope? Are we living without hope? Are we being fired upon by meretricious and empty promises? The American Dream means many different things to many different people. Is the American Dream the spread of democracy across the world? Is it the Jeffersonian concept of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Is it the promise of upward economic and social mobility?

BSC Theatre seeks only brand new, never before produced plays, outside of readings, workshops, and/or festivals. Plays should be no more than ten pages long (exclusive of cover page/dramatis personea), following traditional playwriting format. Plays may be written in any style, set in any time, and may use as many or as few characters as the author wishes. Plays will be entered into consideration for production during BSC Theatre’s annual Short Play Festival in May 2019. If selected for performance, authors agree to provide BSC with performance rights for the duration of the Short Play Festival. Selection of scripts for performance will be at the discretion of a coalition of academics, theatre artists, and members of the HumanitiesND.

Submission due date is September 1, 2018

To submit:
Visit BSCTheatre.com or https://goo.gl/forms/KGpawE4QZqt1x1rF2
Please ensure that you attach a copy of your ten-minute play to the form in DOC or PDF format.
Playwrights may submit up to three scripts for consideration. Playwright’s name and complete contact information should be included on the cover sheet only. The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere else.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Danny Devlin, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Bismarck State College at Daniel.Devlin@bismarckstate.edu or 701-224-5530


Devil’s Party Press Call for Entries – AURORA

Devil’s Party Press of Milton, Delaware, is now accepting submissions for its upcoming literature anthology, AURORA. Authors are encouraged to submit short fiction (1,000 – 4,000 words) or poetry (up to three poems) to the editor. Complete rules, guidelines, and submission instructions can be found at devilspartypress.com/contest.

In terms of what type of content will be considered for AURORA, DPP Publisher Dianne Pearce said that submissions “should be aligned to all things relating to the sun, light, heat . . . the end of the night. This is a nationwide contest, but obviously we’d love to see as many submissions from talented Delaware authors as possible.”

Stories and poems selected for publication will be published in the AURORA literature anthology, scheduled for a late July 2018 release. The top-three entries (as determined by a judging panel) will be awarded cash prizes of $100, $50, and $25, respectively. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 PM on May 31, 2018, after which time the submission period will close.


Dover Art League (DAL)
2018 Calls for Entry

Comic-Con Show – August
For the second year, the DAL is happy to participate in Dover Comic-Con with a Comic-Con themed art show.  Entries due by August 1st.

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.


Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Call for 2019 Site-Specific Artist Installations 

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2019 season of site-specific artist installations. We’re again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project.

The deadline for proposals is June 13, 2018. For guidelines and to apply, visit http://www.easternstate.org/art.

Art Orientations
We strongly recommend that artists begin the proposal process by attending an artist orientation. These informal tours/conversations give the artists a chance to experience the space, discuss what makes a successful proposal, ask questions, and observe visitors interacting with the current artist installations.

Please sign up for an artist orientation at least 48 hours in advance. Space is limited. If you have questions or cannot access the link to make a reservation, please contact Annie Anderson at (215) 236-5111 x227 or aa@easternstate.org.

2018 Orientation Dates and Times:
Friday, May 4, 3:00 pm
Saturday, May 26, 11:00 am
Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am

Proposal Deadline (for all funding and approvals): Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 4:00 pm

Proposals can be uploaded electronically. A link to the submission portal will be available by April 1, 2018. If it is difficult or impossible to access the Internet or submit a proposal online, please write, call, or email us at the address below. Exceptions are possible, evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Annie Anderson
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Art Proposals – 2019 Season
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-236-5111 x227
aa@easternstate.org

Grace Period:
There is a 1-day grace period for all proposals. The online submission portal will close at 11:59 pm on Thursday, June 14, 2018, and no further submissions will be possible.


Opportunities at the Newark Arts Alliance

Call for Instructors

Do you enjoy sharing your art with others? The Newark Arts Alliance is seeking instructors for our 2018 class schedule. Visit our website for more information and the Class Proposal Guidelines and Form.

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

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.

Contact:

Karen Newell
Director, External Affairs
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
karen@midatlanticarts.org
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.

DATES AND DEADLINES

Art Works – Application Deadlines: February 15 & July 12, 2018

A guidelines workshop webinar is scheduled for January 17, 2018. More details will be available here at a later date.

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 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
#ArtistHotline

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

360 Xochi Quetzal

2018 Fiber Residency in Mexico  

FREE 2018 Residency Application Deadline: 7/29/18

This year’s theme is FIBER! International fiber artists working in all fiber media are welcome to apply as well as writers working on fiber-related projects and musicians/composers whose focus is stringed Instruments.

For more details about our free 1-month residency: www.360xochiquetzal.com/

Applications for the 360 Xochi Quetzal

2018 Fiber Residency are due July 29, 2018 through CAFÉ

Residency Dates: December 15, 2018 – January 14, 2019

We also have a personal residency program for artists and writers (not limited to fiber) who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 4 months) beginning April 2018. For descriptions of live/work spaces: www.360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-overview/

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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