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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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The Delaware Contemporary
Administration and Finance Manager – FT salaried

The Administration and Finance Manager is part of the senior management team that is responsible for the operations of the Delaware Contemporary. Specifically, the Administration and Finance Manager is responsible for the areas of Finance and Accounting, Personnel Records, and Office Management. Working with the Executive Director and contracted controller, the position serves as advisor for the center’s financial policies and budgetary practices, ensuring The Delaware Contemporary remains compliant and aligned with all regulations and best practices.

The Administration and Finance Manager reports to the Executive Director, and in the area of Finance, keeps the Treasurer of the Board of Directors advised of the financial status of the Delaware Contemporary.


The salary range for this position is $32K-37K. If you wish to submit an application for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Joseph J Gonzales, PhD, Executive Director, Application deadline is January 20, 2019.

The Grand Opera House
Special Events Manager

Cape Henlopen High School Diane Albanese 11/15/2018 04:36PM
2 2019 2019 – 9160 Concord High School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Concord High School Joseph Consiglio 11/29/2018 03:26PM
3 2019 2019 – 9157 Dover High School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Dover High School Teresa Emmons 11/29/2018 03:26PM
4 2019 2019 – 9257 Hodgson Vo-Tech High School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Hodgson Vo-Tech High School Christopher Vella 11/27/2018 02:41PM
5 2019 2019 – 9199 Indian River High School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Indian River High School Chantalle Ashford 11/29/2018 03:26PM
6 2019 2019 – 9266 Laurel Senior High School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Laurel Senior High School Nicole Warren 11/30/2018 04:34PM
7 2019 2019 – 9234 Milford Senior High School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Milford Senior High School Angela Gott 01/02/2019 12:01PM
8 2019 2019 – 9166 Mount Sophia Academy – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Mount Sophia Academy Barbara Varnell 01/11/2019 05:49PM
9 2019 2019 – 9206 Newark Charter High School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Newark Charter High School Leslie Healey 11/29/2018 03:26PM
10 2019 2019 – 9168 Red Lion Christian Academy – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Red Lion Christian Academy Rhonda Norris 11/29/2018 03:26PM
11 2019 2019 – 9250 Sanford School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Sanford School Brianna Smale 11/16/2018 01:27PM
12 2019 2019 – 9201 Seaford Senior High School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Seaford Senior High School Penny Austin-Richardson 11/29/2018 03:26PM
13 2019 2019 – 9198 St Mark’s High School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud St Mark’s High School Anne Eanes 11/29/2018 03:26PM
14 2019 2019 – 9197 Sussex Academy of Arts & Sciences – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Sussex Academy of Arts & Sciences Colin Marine 12/20/2018 10:04AM
15 2019 2019 – 9232 Sussex Central High School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Sussex Central High School David Warick 10/17/2018 04:10PM
16 2019 2019 – 9176 Tall Oaks Classical School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Tall Oaks Classical School Stephen Rippon 11/29/2018 03:26PM
17 2019 2019 – 9229 Ursuline Academy – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Ursuline Academy Sharon Waldron 01/10/2019 08:50AM
18 2019 2019 – 9156 Wilmington Christian School – Poetry Out Loud – Under Review Poetry Out Loud Wilmington Christian School Celinda Conteh 12/31/2018 01:35PM
19 2019 2019 – 9252 Wilmington Friends School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Wilmington Friends School Jake Rashkind 11/20/2018 03:43PM
20 2019 2019 – 9190 Woodbridge Senior High School – Poetry Out Loud – Draft Poetry Out Loud Woodbridge Senior High SchoolThe Special Events Manager, an integral part of a five-person Development Team, conceptualizes, plans, and implements the administrative and logistical aspects of all of The Grand’s major philanthropic and cultivation events including, but not limited to : The Grand Gala, The Grand Golf Classic, Sarah Bernhardt Society Dinner (Major Gifts), Chairman’s Night Receptions (3), and other events as determined.

Applicant must attend and oversee all events.

Duties and Responsibilities

Cultivate new partnerships and raise awareness of collaborative opportunities by attending local networking events (Chamber meetings, expos, etc.)
Prepare all event budgets and ensure adherence
Collaborate with the Marketing Department on all promotional materials
Source, negotiate, and manage relationships with vendors, venues, programming, event attendees, etc.
Write and execute event contracts and invoices
Record and prepare receipts of incoming event contributions and ticket sales by check, pledge, and credit card, plus in-kind gifts
Run all credit card transactions for events
Generate acknowledgement letters in a timely manner
Maintain donor records as they apply to event attendance
Ensure events are completed smoothly and step up to resolve any problems that might occur
Maintain effective and timely communication
Organize and oversee event committee and volunteers
Solicit program book pages, ticket sales, sponsorships, and donations
Record all necessary transactions using consistent entry procedures into the Tessitura database
Maintain comprehensive records for each event and all attendees
Work effectively with the Development team to achieve departmental goals

The ideal candidate will have experience in fundraising for non-profits, event management skills, and a passion for the arts. A positive, pro-active work ethic is essential. Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience preferred.

  • Proven success in event coordination, vendor relations, sponsorship acquisition, and new business development, or equivalent applicable experience
  • Experience soliciting sponsors, tracking event revenue, and maintaining solicitation schedule
  • Dexterity to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Capability to maximize opportunities from researching prospects, to generating meetings, to securing income in order to achieve sales goals
  • Ability to work and communicate appropriately and in a timely manner with a variety of stakeholders including board members and their assistants, staff, consultants, interns, donors, and volunteers
    Excellent writing, speaking, and negotiation skills (RFPs/in-kind participation)
  • Experience working in cross-departmental teams to deliver projects
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Willingness to take direction and excellent listening skills
  • Innovative, articulate, efficient, and self-motivated
  • Proficiency with MS-Office suite required
  • Knowledge of Tessitura or similar CRM is a plus

This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required. Compensation is commensurate with experience, plus health benefits, and generous vacation time. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, three references, and salary expectations via email to: No calls please.

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Support Specialist
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

The Support Specialist supports and reports to the Director of Operations. The position also supports the work of the Financial Officer, the Grants and Operations Officer, and the Director of External Affairs, as well as performing certain general administrative functions for the Foundation.

Mid Atlantic Foundation Arts is a private nonprofit 501c3 grantmaking organization. As such, the Support Specialist supports the work of the staff responsible for accounting and financial reporting, management of grant awards after the award decision has been made, human resources and employee benefit administration, integrated database administration, computer networking, information technology, facilities administration, marketing, development, and information services. This position also participates in special projects as assigned.

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

Rehoboth Art League
Exhibitions Director

The Exhibitions Director is responsible for artistic programs in fulfillment of the mission of the Rehoboth Art League, including exhibitions, artist support, collections, and other artistic endeavors.  This position oversees all gallery operations at the League’s historic campus, any pop up galleries around the region, and all artwork loan activities.

Delaware Humanities

The Delaware Humanities is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant/Program Associate.  Please visit the website for more information.

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 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

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.

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

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 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, email or call (302) 655-1004 to learn more.

Theater Auditions

  • Bootless Stageworks
  • Candlelight Theatre
  • Chapel Street Players
  • Children’s Theatre, Dover
  • Delaware Children’s Theatre
  • Delaware Shakespeare
  • Delaware Theatre Company
  • Everett Theatre
  • Griffin Theatre
  • Possum Point Players
  • Reedy Point Players
  • Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre
  • Wilmington Drama League

Entries for the visual and literary arts

Rochester Contemporary Art Center – 6x6x2019
Call for Entries

You are invited to participate in the international small art phenomenon 6x6x2019! Last year we received over 6,700 artworks from around the world.  It’s completely free to participate, you can enter up to 3 artworks, the only stipulation is that they are 6 inches square. Entries are accepted now through April 14 (postmarked April 13).  Visit for more information.

Rehoboth Art League
Call for Entries

COASTAL LIVING: A Members’ Showcase Exhibition
Dates: April 12 – July 14, 2019

Submission Fee: 20.00 dollars for up to three submissions
Eligibility: Artists must be current members of the Rehoboth Art League. Your membership must be active through the last day of the exhibition.

Theme: Have your artwork viewed by many residents and visitors to Rehoboth Beach! The City of Rehoboth Beach is looking for artwork that depicts the best of coastal living to adorn the second-floor gallery of its new Municipal Building. This exhibition runs for nine weeks, during the downtown’s busiest time of year. Artists may replace sold works throughout the exhibition. Size recommendations are approximately 24″ x 24″ and up.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 11, 2019 at 5pm
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, March 18, 2019 by 5pm
Delivery of Works (if accepted): March 19 – April 5, 2019, to the Corkran Gallery, RAL
Opening Reception: Friday, April 12, 5-7pm
Juror: Jacalyn Beam

A Members’ Showcase Exhibition
Dates: May 10 – June 9, 2019

Theme: Artwork, through a depiction of quiet solitude or areas less-traveled, can often transport viewers to another place. We invite RAL member applicants to this exhibition to share their own renditions of a secret place, whether it be a remote landscape or a favorite locale that evokes creative energy. This exhibition runs for approximately four weeks, and is the first show for the Homestead’s season opening. Artists may replace sold works throughout the exhibition.
Submission Fee: 20.00 dollars for up to three submissions
Eligibility: Artists must be current members of the Rehoboth Art League. Your membership must be active through the last day of the exhibition.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5pm
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, April 8, 2019 by 5pm
Delivery of Works (if accepted): April 9 – April 26, 2019, to the Corkran Gallery, RAL
Opening Reception: Friday, May 10, 5-7pm
Juror: Joseph Terrone

46th Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

When: August 3-4 & 10-11, 2019
Where: The Rehoboth Art League Campus
Times: Saturdays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sundays from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Rain or Shine!

Located in the Delaware Beach resort area, the Rehoboth Art League’s (RAL’s) two weekend annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show draws local discerning collectors as well as those from the Baltimore-Washington, Philadelphia and New York City areas. The wooded historic campus of over 3.5 acres draws over six thousand patrons for this event, many who are returning patrons eager to see their favorite artist’s new works.  Adult show patrons pay a $5 entry fee good for both days of a single weekend. The RAL provides free shuttle service for all four show days from two locations off of busy Route 1. Show advertising is placed in regional magazines, newspapers, and radio. Direct mail, social media, Chamber and Tourism event calendars feature the show as a signature event in the Coastal Delaware region.

Prior to submitting your application we encourage you to read the 2019 Participating Artists Form, which profiles the site and explains unique considerations for set up/tear down, and explains show operations in the residential neighborhood of Henlopen Acres.

Artist submission deadline: April 1, 2019
Acceptance notification (by email): May 1, 2019
Booth and housing fees due: June 1, 2019
Housing and parking details communicated: July 30, 2019
Weekend One dates: August 3-4 (Early Set-up August 1-2)
Weekend Two dates: August 10-11 (Early Set-up August 8-9)
Late Breakdown: Monday, August 12, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Delaware Fun-A-Day

Fun-A-Day is a FREE, all-ages, all skill sets & experience, nonjuried, community-centric art project. Participants choose a project and produce one piece of artwork every day for the entire month of February. The 28 resulting pieces create a narrative outlining each artist’s journey throughout the month.

Delaware Fun-A-Day is a free, donation-based event! This means that all of the expenses are paid by donations from volunteer organizers, supporters and participants.

2D Work must be no bigger than 6×6 or 5×7 per piece at the MAXIMUM INCLUDING FRAMING. Think Small! All work needs to be submitted ready to hang, with hanging materials. Most work is not framed. The style of hanging is encouraged to be with painters tape, magnets, or thumbtacks at the edges.

This year, artwork will be on display at the Center for the Creative Arts from March 8-17.

Register now by January 26

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Call for 2020 Site-Specific Artist Installations

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2020 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 12, 2019. For guidelines and to apply, visit

Flagstaff Arts Council – Night Visions VII 
Call for Entries 

NightVisions VII is an art exhibition that celebrates the beauty of the night sky and seeks to reopen our positive connections to the natural night, and to bridge its artistic and scientific perceptions. The exhibition is hosted at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona. This is an international, juried, biennial exhibition open to all artists 18 years of age or older, and to artwork in any media; 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, poetry, photography, video, installation, etc. Cash awards totaling $1950 will be distributed. The exhibition is produced by the Flagstaff Arts Council in partnership with the Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition.

The deadline to apply for Night Visions VII is February 12, 2019. For further details about this exhibition and access to the application form, please go to at the Flagstaff Art Council website. If you have any other questions please contact me at

Santorini Biennale – “Neighbourhoods”
Call for Artists

“Neighbourhoods” are simultaneously geographic and ideological biotopes, political, social and economic spaces. They are common places without impermeability as different societies and cultures need to interact between them, especially when they are called to solve common problems such as: climate change, environmental pollution, urbanization, social inequalities, intolerance, criminality, terrorism, sub-birth or population explosion, economic exploitation, «production of poverty», immigration and much more.

Modern diplomacy seems to “run” a marathon of sovereignty and enforcement rather than a process of normalization of relations between different “neighbourhoods”, thus interrupting cultural exchange and contributing to the creation of closed and fearful ideological societies.

Artists or group of artists or Students or Group of Students can submit up to 5 artworks to any category or to combined categories and should choose up to 8 exhibition cities. Curators will select from 1 to 4 artworks per submission and will suggest 2 cities (from the 8 selected by the artists during submission) to exhibit. The Curatorial Team will select about 60 to 70 artists for each exhibition city, for a total of 810 artists.

Covering all art forms! Painting, Illustration, Drawing, Graphic, Collage, Paper art, Sculpture & Installation Art, Virtual Art, Photographic Art, Sound, Video Art – Short Film.

Eligibility: Artists from all over the world!  Individual artists, group of artists, emerging artists and students are eligible to participate.

Submission Period: 01 Jan 2019 to 31 Jan 2019

Exhibition Period: 1st June 2019 to 31st July 2021

Exhibition Cities:  Beirut, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Detroit, Montreal, Atlanta, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Nairobi, Dakar, Rabat, Algiers, Tunis, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Berlin, Helsinki, Belgrade, Izmir.

Please visit our website for more information:

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
CALL TO ARTISTS- Gallery Exhibits

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is accepting applications for one and/or two person exhibits at the on-site gallery for the 2019 season. Shows are 1-2 months in duration. Applications are reviewed and selected by the CSSC Artist Advisory Committee. Proposals should include 10-15 images of artwork (in digital format on CD), resumé/CV, an artist statement and an SASE for the return of materials, if desired. Submissions should be addressed to the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777 or emailed to

The deadline for this application is Monday, March 18, 2019. For inquiries, contact 802-438-2097 or This opportunity is posted on our web site:

636 Marble Street, P.O. Box 495
West Rutland, VT 05777
802-438-2097, fax- 802-438-2020
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Rehoboth Art League

Small Vessels
A Non-juried Members’ Exhibition
Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Member Artists
February 15 – March 12, 2019
Ventures Gallery

Submission Requirements:
Limited to four works per artist. Sold works may be replaced.
Works can take any shape form (vessels, bowls, plates, cups, etc.)
Maximum dimensional value not exceed eight inches.
Other requirements as listed in the Members Sales Gallery Contract
Reminder: Artists must attach a label with name, date, title, medium, and price to each work.

Registration Fee: No fee

Important Dates (A reminder that the gallery is closed on Mondays):
Drop-off Dates: February 1-11, 2019
Pick-up Dates: March 13 – March 20, 2019

Small Works, Big Art
A Non-juried Members’ Exhibition
Eligible: Rehoboth Art League Member Artists
February 15 – March 12, 2019
Tubbs Gallery

Submission Requirements:
Limited to 2-D works
Limited to  four works per artist. Sold works may be replaced.
Works not to exceed an image size of 100 sq. inches (height” x width”)
No frame size restriction.
Other requirements as listed in the Members Sales Gallery Contract
Reminder: Artists must attach a label with name, date, title, medium, and price to each work.

Registration Fee: No fee

Important Dates (A reminder that the gallery is closed on Mondays):
Drop-off Dates: February 1-11, 2019
Pick-up Dates: March 13 – March 20, 2019

2020 Solo and Group Exhibition Proposals
Eligible: All Artists
(Member and Non-Member) 
RAL Galleries


The Rehoboth Art League offers solo and group exhibitions to both member and non-member artists of the league. All proposals are presented to the Exhibitions Committee, which is composed of both fine art and fine craft artists, curators, collectors, and gallery directors.  This is a very competitive program as RAL can only accept a limited number of proposals each year. Artworks in any media will be reviewed.

The Exhibitions Committee, Rehoboth Art League

Registration Fee: $20.00 (member and non-member)
Call Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2019  (5pm)
Notification: by Monday, September 2, 2019 (5pm)

For more details, visit Rehoboth Art League’s Call for Entries page.

Newark Arts Alliance
2019 Call for Entries

The Newark Arts Alliance has several call for entries listed on the website.  Please click the link for more information.  NAA 2019 Exhibition Schedule

The Arnot Art Museum 76th Regional Exhibition

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.

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.


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

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

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

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Are you an author, visual artist, or composer residing in Delaware, Maryland, New York, or West Virginia?

Apply now for a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and be considered for a 2019 Creative Fellowship, supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Resident artists are provided with private studios, room and board, and the company of other artists from around the nation for intensive, self-guided creative exploration and development. Creative Fellows also receive a travel subsidy.

Artists should apply directly to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts through their regular application process. A limited number of applicants selected for residencies will be recommended for Creative Fellowship support. For more information and to access the application, visit the  Virginia Center for the Creative Arts’ website.

 The next deadline for applications is January 15, 2019.

Brickscape Artist Residency & Exhibition 2019
Call for Proposals

Brickscape is an artist residency and exhibition that celebrates the history & culture of Charleston, WV by inviting local and national artists to create immersive installation art in underutilized historical spaces. Residency takes place from May 5th to June 15th followed by the exhibition, which opens June 16th to July 7th as part of an annual arts & culture festival. Free housing is available with $700 stipend. $15 application fee.

Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

For more details and to apply visit

The Carving Studio
Call for Artists in Residence – Summer 2019

Artist Residencies at the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center offer sculptors opportunities for inspiration and to create new work in the former marble quarry and manufacturing area of Vermont. Residencies are from 1 to 3 months, featuring artists working in a diverse range of materials and techniques.

The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center offers Artists in Residence comprehensive facilities for creating works in stone, metal, wood, ceramics, glass and more. Residents become part of our vibrant artist community, sharing in the exchange of concepts, aesthetics and technical expertise. Stipends, housing and meals are available to selected Artists in Residence.

To apply for a residency, please send your resumé/CV, statement/proposal and digital image (jpegs) or slide portfolio (up to 10 images) to or The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777. Application deadline is January 25, 2019.

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is a non-profit sculpture education center dedicated to the creation of three-dimensional art. Located on the grounds of Vermont’s historic marble quarries, the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center hosts workshops, residencies and exhibitions along with providing studio space for large and small-scale sculptural expression.

Posted on the CSSC website at

The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center
P.O. Box 495, 636 Marble Street
West Rutland, VT 05777

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.

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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