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Art Jobs

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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Wilmington Ballet (WB) is a non-profit dance academy that has been dedicated to excellence in ballet training since 1956.  WB’s annual Nutcracker at the Playhouse Theater provides students of all ages the opportunity to perform on a professional stage with world-class guest artists and live orchestra.  WB serves all members of our surrounding community and has a rapidly growing student body of 200+ ranging in age from 4 – 74!  WB engages in community building and fundraising to provide scholarships to those of its students who cannot otherwise afford tuition.  WB’s professionally-experienced faculty helps students achieve whatever dance goals they wish to attain: from recreational enjoyment to high school and college arts programs, to professional companies (esteemed alumni include Susan Stroman, Akua Noni Parker, Lateef Williams, Benjamin Cannon, and others).  WB values its traditions but also seeks to prepare students for the demands of a changing dance world.  Every day we witness the transformative experience of high level dance instruction and performing opportunities at WB to develop confidence, discipline, sense of community, life skills, and overall physical and emotional health in our students.


The Assistant Artistic Director (AAD) position provides an exceptional opportunity to help manage all aspects of a beloved Wilmington dance academy.  The AAD has significant artistic responsibility as an instructor, choreographer, and production assistant.  In addition, the AAD supports the Director in managing the school and outreach programs.  The AAD position requires a candidate who can take direction and collaborate well with the Director but who can also exercise considerable independence and initiative, manage students of all ages, communicate well (both orally and in writing) with customers and collaborators, establish class and rehearsal schedules, and manage time optimally.  This position offers room for growth and advancement!

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Instruction in all levels of ballet technique; prefer candidate who also has a strong background in modern/jazz/contemporary or other styles of dance
  • Help manage daily communications with students, customers, alumni, and community partners
  • Help build curriculum and programming
  • Schedule classes and rehearsals
  • Choreograph and rehearse students for performances (including Nutcracker, Spring show, special events); help manage productions
  • Oversee wardrobe and props
  • Schedule and manage costume fittings and photos sessions
  • Develop and produce outreach programs and performances


  • Professional ballet company experience and/or BFA/MFA from a University Dance Program
  • Teaching and choreographic experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creativity and innovation to improve existing processes and define new processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office software, Google Drive, and music editing a plus!
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Ideal candidate must demonstrate maturity, have excellent judgment, discretion and problem solving abilities, and be able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously while meeting deadlines

Compensation:  $35,000-$40,000 depending on experience

Hours:  Flexible/Negotiable, but need approximately 40 hours/week, inclusive of Saturdays and evenings during prime production seasons

Benefits:  As a small non-profit, we are unable to offer a health benefits package.  However, we offer generous time off and our employees are welcome to attend any of our dance classes free of charge.  This position also offers room for growth and advancement.

If you are interested in this position, please include a cover letter explaining why you wish to work with Wilmington Ballet along with your résumé to the Executive Artistic Director, Wilmington


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

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 and get in touch through messenger, text or email at

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

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

Become a Museum Guide at the Delaware Art Museum!

Our creative, knowledgeable, and passionate Museum Guides are highly trained volunteers who share their love for art with Museum visitors. This year’s training class will focus on engaging children and students with the Museum’s richly diverse art collections. Guides have special access to in-depth learning opportunities at the Museum, and they form strong bonds with their collegial and collaborative group of fellow Guides.

Learn more at our Museum Guide Open House on Thursday, September 12, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Visit for details and to register.

2020 Museum Guide Training will be held on Tuesday mornings, February through June, 2020. Museum Guides are required to give a minimum of two years’ service leading tours, after their training is complete. Tours are assigned around Guides’ individual schedules, but tours for students and children take place on weekday mornings throughout the year. For details, contact



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.

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.

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.


Auditions are for all ages. Please check the 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

Entries for the visual and literary arts

Gibby Center for the Arts
Call to Artists –
 Solo/Small Group Exhibit for 2020

The Gilbert W. Perry Jr., Center for the Arts features art exhibits during most months throughout the year in its gallery shoppe. Many exhibits are themed group shows but there are opportunities for solo and special group shows. Exhibit subjects may explore any variety of themes and art medium.

Application due date: September 15, 2019.

Eligibility and Selection: Artists working in any medium may apply and all submissions will be reviewed by the Gallery Committee. Each artist will be notified of its decision shortly after the review.

Artwork: Works must be original, thoroughly dry and ready for display. No giclee, laser or offset reproductions may be sub- mitted other than original artists’ prints and must be submitted as printmaking media. Two-dimensional art must be suitably framed and wired with wire ends taped. All artwork must have a label with the artist’s name and phone number, medium, title of piece, price, and dimensions. Sculpture should come with its own stand. Some stands may be available. Artwork that has been shown in the Gibby facility within the last three years is not acceptable.

Proposal Requirements: Please mail or deliver the following information to The Gibby Center, 51 W. Main St., Mid- dletown, DE 19709, attention: Gallery Committee or email to

  1. Five to ten images of recent works, (CD or electronic file) each labeled with artist’s name, title, medium, date, price, and Reference to an artist’s website that displays the artist’s latest works is also acceptable.
  2. Artist’s statement/resume and/or short
  3. Completed application
  4. Application fee made out to The Everett,

For questions please call Caroline Zeitler at 302-757-2701.

Dover Art League in partnership w/Downtown Dover

Paint Dover! is a one-day plein air painting event and art competition, as well as an opportunity for purchase of artwork at the culminating “wet paint” exhibition from 5-7 p.m. at the Dover Art League at 21 Loockerman Street in downtown Dover. The event is open to amateur and professional artists and will be held rain or shine on Friday, October 4, 2019, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. in conjunction with Downtown Dover First Friday activities from 5-9 p.m.  Prizes will be awarded, including a People’s Choice award by the artists and public.

For details and to register to paint:

For Arts Lovers…

The community is invited to watch artists throughout the day, attend the judging of paintings, and even cast their vote for best in show via a “People’s Choice” award, and then purchase artwork…some still wet on the canvas!

For details visit:

And for the “backstage” crew…

Some people love to work backstage, helping with needs on event day!
We have an exciting array of ways you can participate “behind-the-scenes!”

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

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

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:

Application form link:

Contact Information:     

Stephanie Luce
518-584-0400 ext. 117

The Delaware Contemporary

Applications are now open.
Next review date is Friday, September 13
Apply to join the creative community of The Studios @ The Delaware Contemporary! The philosophy that drives our selection of individuals is rooted in our mission to infuse art and creativity into our community as we welcome all who seek to experience art. Secondly, our philosophy is cemented in a sense of community where proactivity, public engagement, diversity of ideas, perspectives, and artistic practice are honored, respected, and achieved. Our 26 mixed-use studio spaces of galleries, artist studios, and art incubators, are accessible to the public by appointment and during extended hours on first Friday Art Loops – open studios on Art Loop tend to be a big draw for attendees!

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.

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.

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.

Newark Arts Alliance
Solo & Group Shows for 2020 – Call for Artists

The Newark Arts Alliance displays work by local artists in monthly exhibitions throughout the year. Exhibitions are a mix of themed shows, which are open to submissions, and solo/group shows. Artists creating works in any medium may submit proposals for solo or group shows.

Application fee (nonrefundable)

$15 for NAA members | $25 for non-members

Application Deadline: Friday, September 27, 2019

2020 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity
Submission deadline: October 8, 2019

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world.

Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences international juried competition. The statements accompanying each artwork are also vital and provide insight into our common humanity—as well as the differences that make us all unique.

The 2019 exhibit received 11,791 submissions representing 111 countries and 44 states including China, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Romania, and Thailand. More than 65% of the submissions were made by students from 239 schools.

The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 with $500 to be directed to the student and $500 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

The 2020 exhibit will be displayed beginning January 18 in Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota.

No Entry Fee.  Additional submission requirements and past winning entries are available at

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: 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 If you have a preference for dates, please note. More information.

Local Art Leagues

Funding opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally

Summer Innovate Grants
Call for Artists & Photographers

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Summer 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

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

Deadline:  September 3, 2019

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

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 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

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

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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