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Below are select art and job opportunities from Delaware and neighboring states. For more art jobs 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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Biggs Museum of American Art
Marketing and Public Relations Director
Full-time/35 hours per week

This newly re-defined position will be primarily responsible for developing, defining and promoting the Biggs Museum’s brand, and marketing its variety of exhibition and educational programs. This position works in collaboration with the Museum’s Executive Director, Director of Development, Curator, Curator of Education and Board of Trustees.

An eye for detail and good design is critical for this position. It is also important that candidates for this position be able to manage time well in a very deadline driven position. The person in this position must also be able to successfully manage and work collaboratively with outside vendors for printing, the website and more. The general work schedule is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Extra hours may be required in order to meet position requirements related to special event coverage.

About the Biggs Museum
The Biggs Museum of American Art is a dynamic regional art museum in Dover, Delaware, founded in 1993 by collector Sewell C. Biggs. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the Biggs Museum is nationally recognized for its exceptional collections of American decorative arts of Delaware and the Delaware River valley, and for its collections of American art from 1700 to the present. In its first 25 years, the Biggs has tripled its operating budget, and doubled its exhibition space and programs. It welcomes 30,000 visitors per year and has 500 members. The Marketing and Public Relations Director will play an important role in developing and reaching the institutions strategic goals for the next 25 years.

Overall objectives:

  • Developing and defining the Biggs Museum brand
  • Drafting and sending press releases; Managing relationships with media partners Managing all print materials in collaboration with contract graphic designer Designing and sending regular blast emails through Constant Contact
  • Managing content on the website Managing an impending website re-design project Managing regular banner updates on the façade of the building
  • Gather content for, and work with graphic designer on, the production of tri-annual newsletters
  • Managing media outreach and media sponsorships – with particular attention paid to expanding media coverage regionally
  • Developing and managing the museum’s print and marketing budgets Booking and designing all ads and media campaigns
  • Fully engaging in planning and implementing the Annual Biggs Museum Gala (shared responsibility of staff) Working with graphic designer to produce Biggs Museum Gala print materials
  • Community outreach – Staying in the loop with Tourism bureaus, Downtown Dover Committees, Ordering general Biggs Museum collateral materials as needed
  • Designing components of membership program/annual membership drive/signage Tracking of results of media campaigns
  • Managing internal marketing committee and spearheading regular market research projects
  • Working with the staff to generate new and creative social media posts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) Tracking and filing media stories (with help from interns)
  • Overseeing the management of direct mail marketing pieces – both through a mail house and in collaboration with the front desk staff
  • Develop and design special museum signage as needed Assist in the set up and breakdown for special events
  • Staff special events and programs as needed (occasional nights and weekends) All other jobs as assigned

Recommended Skills:

  • Microsoft office suite (especially Excel) Constant Contact
  • Ability to use Donor Software (Donor Perfect) and Point of Sale (Agile Ticketing) to pull reports Adobe InDesign and Photoshop skills highly recommended
  • Graphic Design experience is a plus Media Relations
  • Event Planning
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. (boxes, tables and chairs)

Compensation:
The Biggs provides a generous benefit package with health, eye and dental coverage as well as life insurance and disability insurance. This package includes a 35-hour work week, institutionally matched retirement contributions and paid personal time off. Salary in the low $50s and commensurate with experience.

Please email your resume and cover letter addressed to Executive Director, Charles Guerin at nosorio@biggsmuseum.org with the title of the position in the subject line.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


Cityfest – City of Wilmington, Cultural Affairs
Urban Artist Exchange Arts Work Program Coordinator

The inaugural Arts Work Apprenticeship program is a paid apprenticeship opportunity that will teach youth apprentices ages 14-19 personal and entrepreneurial skills in the context of creating salable artwork. Arts Work targets youth at risk of delinquency and other problem behaviors, and economically disadvantaged youth.

The primary program site will be the  Urban Artists Exchange (UAE). UAE is Wilmington’s first major “Creative Placemaking” project. Phase I of the project is the conversion of the decades-long abandoned Wilmington Police Department horse stables into eight art creation and teaching studios, and a group exhibition/gathering area. Phase I is scheduled for completion in late in December 2019/January 2020. Artists will begin renting studios for 2-year terms in March/April 2020. The term Creative Placemaking has been defined as “the use of arts and culture by diverse partners to strategically shape the physical and social character of a place in order to spur economic development, promote enduring social change, and improve the physical environment.”

We are seeking a collaborative, caring, and conscientious Program Coordinator who is committed to our values of nurturing, imagination and commitment to community. The Program Coordinator is an independent contractor position that requires current City of Wilmington and State of Delaware business licenses. The position will report to the City of Wilmington Director of Cultural Affairs.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in hiring and management of teaching artists
  • Support Arts Work teaching artists in the preparation, evaluation and implementation of five arts disciplines.
  • Contribute to the creation of program strategy and vision, benchmarks, and implementation
  • Work with teaching artists in development of program curriculum and class schedules
  • Coordinate teaching artists and youth enrichment activities and other apprentice professional and personal development opportunities
  • Manage supplies/inventory, orders, copy needs, and maintenance of supply closet
  • Assist in the development of and oversee the implementation of a program evaluation plan
  • Regularly attend/monitor program activities for general program observations and feedback
  • Work with Cultural Affairs Team to refine and align program goals with strategic plan

Qualifications

  • Passion for working with youth
  • Values student voice and strengths-based approaches
  • Highly organized and effective at scheduling and coordination
  • Comfort in small and highly-collaborative, creative work environment
  • Comfort with teaching/facilitating adults and youth
  • 2-3 years’ experience in arts or education organization
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices and social and emotional learning strengths

Arts Work Project Timeline:

October 2019: Arts Work project leader/manager identified/hired
November 2019: In coordination with City of Wilmington Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the project leader/manger begin the process of selecting/hiring art works staff.
December 2019: Arts Work application distributed to local schools, youth programs and online.
February 2020: Apprentice applications due
March 2020: Applicants notified
June: 2020: Arts Work program starts
August 2020: Arts Work program concludes with a public showcase event

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter (formatted as a Word document or PDF) to cityfest@wilmingtonde.gov and address to Tina Betz, Arts Work Apprenticeship Manager. Any questions should be communicated in writing. No calls, please.

Arts Work and UAE is a project of Cityfest, Inc. Cityfest, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation, solicits sponsorships and grants. The City of Wilmington’s gives financial support and staffing. Cityfest uses the funding to improve the quality of life for citizens of Wilmington, primarily through cultural and arts programming; to promote economic development; and for all other charitable purposes. The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and other city departments, along with community volunteers, staff the corporation’s projects.

This project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com

2019-20 Drama Teacher & Theater Coordinator (Contract Position)

  • Position Type: High School/Performing Arts
  • Date Posted: 8/13/2019
  • Location: Dover High School
  • Date Available: August 2019
  • Closing Date: until filled
  • District: Capital School District
  • Terms of Employment: Contracted Position – Minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Reports to: Building Principal

For details and application, visit https://www.applitrack.com/joindelawareschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=40236&category=High+School&fbclid=IwAR3WN8lBszqWtmJNp03CohJ054S-Fuy9Ny4ZCBp13ftKo77XG_ypkl3KJOw


InWilmington Marketing Group
Digital Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Approx. 20 hrs per week ($1,750/month)
The Digital Marketing & Social Media Coordinator reports directly to the Campaign Manager, and is responsible for implementing the annual marketing plan on a week-to-week basis, including social media content. This position is responsible for analytics and reporting on all digital fronts and will work with the Campaign Manager to develop regular board reports. Strong writing and grammar skills with basic graphic design knowledge a must. Full Description Marketing Campaign Associate 

Approx. 20 hrs per week ($1,580/month)
The Campaign Associate reports directly to the Campaign Manager and is responsible for website maintenance tasks and light marketing duties, primarily related to the weekly e-newsletter. The ideal candidate will have strong creative writing skills with a basic understanding of social media and marketing and a keen attention to detail. Strong writing and grammar skills a must. Graphic design knowledge a plus. Full Description


Craftbox Steam Shop
PT Seasonal Manager

The Part Time Seasonal Manager Opportunity at CRAFTBOX STEAM SHOP is a flexible schedule of 3 days on and 3 days off totaling 20-30 hours per week with a mix of free time and play time at the craft and science store. Traditional toy store/retail management duties are coupled with a willingness to coordinate art and learning activities at the shop with occasional parties for clubs and groups of all ages. This position is for a Lead Tinker who feels comfortable independently setting up and directing projects and staff. This is a great seasonal opportunity for educators. Check us out at www.craftboxinc.com and get in touch through messenger, text or email at craftboxinc@outlook.com.


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: lshaffer@decontemporary.org or 302.656.6466 x7106


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 mmika@decontemporary.org 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 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.


Volunteer Delaware

The goal of the State Office of Volunteerism is to help strengthen communities statewide through the promotion of volunteer opportunities, community support and networking opportunities. Over 900 community agencies are currently registered on the Volunteer Delaware Website offering a mixture of community service opportunities to over 14,000 registered volunteers. There is something here for everyone! We hope you enjoy exploring new and exciting volunteers opportunities for you, your family and your community. Learn more


Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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

 

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 jpolillo@decontemporary.org

Auditions for the performing arts

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, 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, 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.

ARDENSINGERS, Arden

Auditions are for all ages. Please check the website for more information.


WILMINGTON BALLET ACADEMY
Tuition Free Boys Scholarship Dance Program

The Wilmington Ballet offers a tuition-free Boys Scholarship Dance Program for boys age 8 – 18 years old. Ballet enhances the participant’s athletic skills, strength, self-discipline, flexibility, mental focus, musicality, team work, and creativity. Classes include beginner through advanced levels of Men’s Technique.  Participants have performance opportunities in the Wilmington Ballet’s annual performance of The Nutcracker at the historic Playhouse on Rodney Square, the annual Spring Performance, and other productions throughout the year.

Students accepted into the program will be trained by faculty members of the academy led by Executive Artistic Director Ann Cole.  Acceptance into the program is by audition, although no prior dance experience is required.

Basic ballet technique building vocabulary, strength, and movement with an emphasis on working towards men’s ballet skills such as jumps, turns, presentation, and combinations. This class builds on basic ballet training learned in the other technique classes. While this class is boys only, students are also encouraged to enroll in other co-ed classes at no cost.  With progress, boys may also be instructed in partnering techniques

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

Please visit www.wilmingtonballet.org, email info@wilmingtonballet.org or call (302) 655-1004 to learn more.


Theater Auditions

Entries for the visual and literary arts

West Side Grows Together
Call to Artists

West Side Grows Together will be hosting the West Side Art Loop Nov. 1st from 6pm to 9pm. The event consists of local artists paired with business owners located on the West Side for a night of art, activities and food & drink specials. We are looking to connect with artists who would be interested in featuring their work.

Please visit our website for more information contact Gabrielle Lantieri at glantieri@westsidegrows.org


Dover Public Library Art Gallery
Call to Artists

The Dover Public Library is looking for artists in the visual and literary arts interested in exhibiting their work in the Library. Opening receptions are recommended but not required. All sales are handled directly with the artist and no commissions are collected by the Library. For more information contact Winifred Way, Gallery Coordinator, at artistbytheway215@gmail.com.


National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Call for Artist: Photo Finish Juried Photography Exhibition

Join the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for our annual Photo Finish Juried Photography Exhibition. Photo Finish will showcase work submitted by amateur and professional photographers that relates to the sport of Thoroughbred racing in America. Photographs do not have to be a racing action scene; it is up to the photographer to interpret the theme and be as creative as possible! Interested photographers can submit up to two photographs for consideration, and additional entry details are listed on the application form.

Deadline: December 31, 2019

Information link: https://www.racingmuseum.org/photo-finish-juried-photography-exhibition

Application form link: https://www.racingmuseum.org/sites/default/files/PhotoFinishForm-2019.pdf

Contact Information:     

Stephanie Luce
sluce@racingmuseum.net
518-584-0400 ext. 117


The Delaware Contemporary

SABA V – CALL FOR ART DONATIONS
Entry deadline: October 20, 2019

Take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your work in front of collectors in an art museum setting and join the emerging, established, and community artists supporting The Delaware Contemporary. Last year, we received 352 pieces of artwork from exhibiting artists, incredibly talented community artists, and national artists from as far as Seattle, international artists from places like Amsterdam and China, our wonderful board members, The Delaware Contemporary studio artists, and our dedicated staff. Help us exceed that number for SABA V! The first 50 artists to submit artwork will be eligible to win two General Admission tickets.  decontemporary.org/saba-v-call-for-art

Riverfront Wilmington Exhibition: 20/20
Submissions open: October 1, 2019
Submission deadline: November 5th, 2019 by 5 PM

Notification by: January 19th, 2020 – Due to the volume of applications, only selected artists will be notified. Please check the website for a list of accepted exhibitors.
This inaugural exhibition highlights a sense of place and investigates discovery, meaning, and purpose. It seeks artists who visualize the influence of the microcosmic physical world of the Mid-Atlantic region. It examines diverse approaches to the built environment and the natural terrain to generate dialogue about the nature of revitalization and conversation surrounding our relationship to community. It encourages visual dialogue that rests at the place of remembering, forgetting, letting go, holding on, adventure, imagination, and beginning anew. It asks what does a sense of place in urban living mean, or, how does living near industry or water anchor a sense of place?
Much like the joining of rivers, this juried exhibition intends to showcase the artistic confluence of the exhibition’s theme, Riverfront Wilmington. Focusing on innovative uses of traditional and non-traditional media, this exhibition is open to the region’s emerging, mid-career, and seasoned artists. Any artist from the Delaware River Valley and its tributaries of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, over the age of 18, may apply.  decontemporary.org/riverfront-20/20

The Delaware Contemporary Friends’ Solo Exhibition 2021
Submission deadline: March 6, 2020

Notification: March 13, 2020
The Delaware Contemporary is accepting applications for the 2021 Friends’ Solo Exhibition. All applicants must be a current Friend of the museum and must not have had a solo exhibition at The Delaware Contemporary in the last two years. decontemporary.org/friends-solo-exhibition


Urban Bike Project – Call for Artists

  1. Security grates for windows – we’d like to fabricate metal grates for our windows that are also works of art. Our thought was to make them out of bike parts, such as chain rings/gear cogs, but would be open to different ideas and designs. There are 6 windows sized approximately 16″ x 38″, 2 windows sized approximately 43″ x 66″, and one window sized approximately 30″ x 46″. The Challenge Program could fabricate the frames and mounting hardware if the artist prefers, but does not have to. We have funds available and can negotiate compensation based on scope of project.
  2. Illustrations for wall spaces – We’d like to utilize some larger wall surfaces to integrate art that speaks to our mission, the role of bikes in community, the site’s history, etc. This might take the form of a mural, signage, or other similar mediums. We have some funds available, negotiable depending on size of installation.
  3. Doors – We thought doors represented a good opportunity to integrate some pops of color and brand the space with our logo in some way, since most wall space will be more utilitarian and fairly neutral-colored. I was thinking along the lines of a graphic designer for this job.

No hard deadlines for the art projects, but the soft re-opening of the shop will take place in mid-April with the Grand Re-opening in mid-to-late May.

Contact Laura Wilburn, Executive Director of the Urban Bike Project for more details: wilburn.laura@gmail.com or (302) 740-4506 cell // (302) 300-4323 office


Congregation Beth Emeth Art Gallery

Congregation Beth Emeth Art Gallery seeks artists for monthly exhibitions February through December 2019. Beth Emeth is a Reform Synagogue located at 300 West Lea Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19802. To apply, send 2-3 jpgs of your work, a link to your website, or the link to your page in the Delaware Division of the Arts Artist Roster to Riva Brown, Gallery Director, at riva@livingletters.biz. If you have a preference for dates, please note. More information.


Local Art Leagues

Funding opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally

Innovate Artist Grants for Artists & Photographers

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Fall 2019. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit https://innovateartistgrants.org

Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. For more information visit https://innovateartistgrants.org

Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted

Deadline: November 19, 2019, 11:59PM PST

Region: International

Awards: $550.00 Grants

Apply Online Today

https://innovateartistgrants.org


The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to US-based visual artists who have suffered significant losses after natural or man-made disasters affecting a region on a broad scale. The Foundation is currently accepting applications from US visual artists affected by Hurricanes Florence, Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Michael; California wildfires; or other events of this nature or scale. Artists can apply to the Foundation for funding for up to three years after such an event. For guidelines and to access the online application, visit this page. Deadline: Rolling


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 Arts Endowment 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 Arts Endowment website.

Visit the NEA’s recent grant search for examples of past Arts Endowment 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 Arts Endowment 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

DeVos Institute of Arts Management
Global Arts Management Fellowship

The Institute’s fellowship program is offered free of charge to arts and cultural executives from across the United States and around the world who are selected through a competitive application process. These fellows attend a four-week program in residence in Washington, D.C. each summer for three consecutive years.

Designed for individuals who have dedicated themselves to management, rather than artistic leadership, the program supports leaders in positions of decision-making authority in developing, implementing, and refining organizational strategies over a three-year, cohort-based engagement.

The application for the 2020-2022 Fellowship will be available in Fall 2019. 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
#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

Hungarian Multicultural Center

The Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc. (HMC) is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit corporation, founded in 1990.  HMC’s mission is to bridge cultural, geographic, and linguistic divides by bringing people together through the arts in order to foster a greater understanding of world cultures.

The HMC’s cultural programs are film screening, concerts, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, video, festivals and artists’ residencies.

The International Artist-in-Residency Program was founded in 1995.  HMC offers a unique opportunity for artists chosen from around the world: the opportunity to reside and work as a resident artist in an atmosphere designed to stimulate personal vision and encourage new and exciting artistic expressions.

It is neither a school nor an artist`s colony. It does, however, offer an opportunity for professional artists to explore their full creative potential.

Residencies and exhibitions are yet another way to bring the contemporary art and artists featured in the series directly to local communities and audiences. Providing an opportunity to interact with new work and new ideas, residencies can initiate important conversations and create forums for further public dialogue.

Facilitating connections between artists and different communities can deepen the conversations started in the broadcast series. Involving the artists directly in outreach is an important aspect of the HMC series.

For more information you can contact Beata Szechy, HMC, Director, at bszechy@yahoo.com


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 Executive Director, 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.

 

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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