Arts Opportunities


Jobs in the Arts

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

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

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University of Florida
Assistant Professor in Acting

The School of Theatre and Dance seeks an Assistant Professor in Acting with expertise that will complement existing faculty specialties while advancing the School’s ability to educate students in the multiple domains of classical and contemporary performance. Areas of specialization may include specific (Michael Chekhov, Meisner, Stanislavski, Spolin, etc.) or hybrid approaches to teaching basic and advanced techniques for both stage, and on-camera acting/acting for digital media.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:  To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by December 5, 2018.  Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at  Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research narrative and statement of teaching philosophy; (4) links to research, production and/or teaching samples; and (5) names and contact information of three professional references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time, including letters of reference.

Center for Washington Cultural Traditions (CWCT)

The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions (CWCT) is a statewide folklife and traditional arts program housed at Humanities Washington and run in partnership with ArtsWA/Washington State Arts Commission. In development since 2016 and formally launched in March 2018, the CWCT is a virtual and programmatic center that conducts research, creates digital media, and produces events in cooperation with cultural organizations, culture bearers, and communities throughout Washington State.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until November 15 or until a suitable candidate is found.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

Clear Space Theatre
Director of Development and Outreach

The Director of Development is a highly public and visible position, central and integral to promoting fundraising objectives of Clear Space Theatre Company. The successful incumbent will possess the ability to be an outspoken champion on behalf of the organization within the community and beyond. The incumbent will report directly to the Executive Director daily objectives regarding planning, managing and implementing a full spectrum of development programs, including individual, corporate, and planned giving, grants, foundation and government support, and capital campaign fundraising.  The incumbent will focus on increasing annual giving using a broad array of ingenuity and sophistication to support the Company’s vision of being a leader in the vibrant performing arts community of Southern Delaware.

Biggs Museum of American Art
Visitor Services and Membership Coordinator

The Visitor Services and Membership Coordinator is stationed at and coordinates the front desk operation of the museum. Manages the membership program, the AGILE point of sale system and its interface with our donor database, Donor Perfect. In conjunction with front desk staff, executes all membership mailings in support of marketing and development staff. Working with the marketing and development departments, builds and services a robust and successful membership program. Schedules all part time front desk staff and trains them in the use of the AGILE point of sale system. Trains and monitors front desk staff to work successfully with visitors to enhance the visitor experience and to promote the value of membership.

For more details, please visit the website for a full job description.

Interested applicants: Please send a resume and cover letter addressed to Executive Director, Charles Guerin and emailed to

Director of Development

The Director of Development for the Biggs Museum of American Art is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the fundraising activities of the Biggs Museum including donor cultivation, major gifts, sponsorships, as well as, overseeing planned gifts, annual fund and special campaigns. The Director will also consult on grants and fundraising events.

For more details, please visit the website for a full job description.

Interested applicants: Please send a resume and cover letter addressed to Executive Director, Charles Guerin and emailed to

Registrar/Collections Manager

The Biggs Museum of American Art seeks a full-time registrar/collections manager (35 hours per week) to professionalize its collections management, lending and cataloging practices. In recent years, the museum has begun the process of accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, expanding its exhibitions programming and digitizing its collection. The museum’s first professional registrar/collections manager will build on the strength of its existing records and protocols to surpass best practices and free the museum’s curator to pursue research projects and expand the museum’s interpretive plan.

For more details, please visit the website for a full job description.

Interested applicants: Please send a resume and cover letter addressed to The Sewell C. Biggs Curator of American Art, and emailed to

Atelier Art Services

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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

The New Castle County Art Studio

Looking for creative, experienced and motivated teaching artists! Located at Absalom Jones Community Center at 310 Kiamensi Road in Wilmington, Delaware, it is home to vibrant art programs. Students of all ages and abilities can learn techniques from stained glass, jewelry, pottery, darkroom photography, weaving, drawing, painting and much more. Additional programs include the Kaleidoscope Program, for individuals with different abilities and Creative Art Saturdays. Our goal is to provide New Castle County residents with a broad variety of interesting, exciting and artistic classes and programs.

The Call

The Art Studio meets with teaching artist candidates on an ongoing basis. We are always looking for experienced artists who are interested in teaching people of all ages and abilities. We have the ability to offer weekday, weekend and evening classes.*Please note, previous teaching experience is required.

If you have an idea for a workshop/class, fill out the General Teaching Artist Application.

Or, see below for classes we are interested in finding instructors to teach this spring! You can check us out at

Stained Glass Instructor

Mosaic Instructor

Creative Art Saturday Instructor

Painting Instructor (Various Methods)

Jewelry Instructor

Photography Instructor

Printmaking Instructor

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

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 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


The Delaware Contemporary
Education Intern

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

The Arnot Art Museum 76th Regional Exhibition
Call for Entries

The Arnot Art Museum announces a call for artists for their 76th Regional Exhibition. Artists must be 18 or older and live in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, or Vermont. Work over five years old or shown before in any Arnot Art Museum exhibition is not eligible. There is a maximum of two entries per artist. Please visit to submit your entries.

The non-refundable entry fee is $40 for one or two entries ($25 for Museum members.) Submission deadline is 6 February 2019. Please contact the Museum  at with any questions.

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

Local Art Leagues

Funding opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally

On Screen/In Person

Through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s On Screen/In Person program provides all-expense-paid touring grants for filmmakers from across the country to screen their work, connect with new audiences, and participate in related community engagement events at venues throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Regional nonprofit venues and arts organizations can participate in the On Screen/In Person program by serving as host sites for the touring filmmakers through a partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

On Screen/In Person seeks to deliver the best in independent film-making to Mid-Atlantic arts organizations seeking dynamic, cost-effective programming options by organizing and managing the call for film submissions, and consolidating administrative and travel costs.

Here is what participating On Screen/In Person Host Sites receive for the annual program participation fee:

  • Six public film screenings and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers
  • At least six opportunities for community engagement events with the filmmakers
  • A $2,400 grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation to pay filmmakers stipends
  • Full tour management, administration of film review process, and travel arrangements coordinated by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation staff
  • Branded marketing tools and promotional materials for each film

 Host Site Applications for the 2019-2020 season of the program are open now through Monday, December 3th.

On Screen/In Person filmmakers selected to tour receive:

  • Six-to-ten screenings at presenting organizations across the Mid-Atlantic
  • All travel expenses associated with the cost of the filmmaker participation in the screenings are paid by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
  • A $200 per diem for each calendar day the filmmaker is on tour
  • A $400 stipend from each host site/screening engagement

There is no submission fee for filmmakers to be considered.  All films are evaluated and selected by representatives from the organizations working with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as screening partners who, in turn, host the touring filmmakers in their communities.

Filmmaker Applications for the 2019-2020 season of the program are open now through Friday, December 7th.

Chevaun Jackson
Program Specialist
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
201 North Charles Street suite 401
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410.539.6656 x 120
Fax: 410.837.5517

Anthony Quinn Foundation (AQF)

The Anthony Quinn Scholarship is an annual competition for high school students seeking funding to attend summer intensive arts programs. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent, dedication and a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and must be enrolled in high school or officially registered as a home-schooled high school student. Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges, made up of professional artists or art educators and independent of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

In order to qualify for an AQF Scholarship, the following items must be submitted by the following deadlines:

Sunday, December 9, 2018

  • Pre-Registration Form
  • Completed Application – Part 1
  • Parent/Guardian Form
  • Request for Nomination Letter

Sunday, January 6, 2019

  • Completed Application – Part 2
  • Artistic Statement
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Work Samples & Work Sample Information
  • Picture of yourself

*All materials must be submitted by the specified date in order for an application to be considered. Recipients are selected based on artistic excellence, personal commitment, and recognized ability.

Teachers, Advisors, and Supporters of the Arts, this is an amazing scholarship opportunity for talented students who wish to pursue their creative dreams!

To learn more about the AQF Scholarship, our past recipients, or how you can join our growing family of supporters, please visit our website

Our mailing address is:
Anthony Quinn Foundation
P.O. Box 539
Bristol, RI 02809

USArtists International Deadline Approaching!

The USArtists International (USAI) application is open and the second deadline of the 2018-2019 program cycle is Friday, November 30, 2018 for engagements taking place between March 15, 2019, and March 14, 2020. If you applied at the September deadline, you will be notified by November 27.

Committed to the presence of U.S. artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theater invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets abroad. Determine if you are eligible by reviewing the program guidelines.

Interested in learning more? Join us for our webinars!

USArtists International is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous funding of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Trust for Mutual Understanding.

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.

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

CenDel Foundation

The CenDel Foundation is now taking applications for the second class in its Fellowship for Excellence in Fundraising Program.  This 6 month program focuses on improving grant-writing but in the process builds skills around writing a case statement and/or a purpose for your non-profit; understanding and presenting your financial information and how to research and polish a grant application.  All of the classes are held in Dover and the grant-writer will work with you either in person or electronically.  The first year of the program was very well received and we will be starting the second program in January 2019.  The application is available now and we will accept applications until Nov 30, 2018.  Details and requirements can be found here.

If you have questions please contact Tenish Gregory at the CenDel Foundation at 302-724-7538.

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


Additional resources and arts opportunities

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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