Arts Opportunities


Jobs in the Arts

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

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

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Somerville Manning Gallery
Gallery Assistant/Registrar

Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville, Delaware seeks an organized and detail-oriented full-time Gallery Assistant/Registrar, for immediate hire. For over thirty years, Somerville Manning Gallery has introduced current art trends to the Brandywine Valley, an area already steeped in a rich art tradition, by mounting exhibitions that relate to our cultural heritage both past and present. We specialize in 20th and 21st century fine art and sculpture, including the Brandywine School of Illustrators, the Wyeth Family, and artists from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

This position is largely responsible for keeping the office running smoothly by organizing and installing gallery exhibitions, managing the database and websites, and acting as the primary contact at the front desk. The candidate must be articulate in person, over the phone and in writing, and be capable of multi-tasking, prioritizing and problem solving with a calm, professional and friendly demeanor. Proficiency with Mac computers is required. Previous experience in art/museums/galleries and familiarity with art handling is a plus, but not required. This position works Tuesday- Saturday, 9-5. Some evening hours will be required on occasion.


  • Manage incoming and outgoing artwork
  • Update and maintain inventory database (Artbase), records, and online presence (WordPress, Artnet, and Artsy)
  • Oversee external communications: answering phones, managing the general email and interacting with the public.
  • Arrange local, domestic and international crating and shipping for clients.
  • Manage invoicing and accounts receivable once a sale is made.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Rebecca at

Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE 19807
P 302.652.0271

Art Therapist

Functioning as a member of the health care team, the Art Therapist is responsible for supporting children, teens and family members in the health care setting by providing developmentally appropriate art therapy interventions that focus on building /rebuilding positive coping skills and providing emotional support of the child and family. The Art Therapist plans, organizes, and directs art therapy activities. Collaborates with other members of the healthcare team in planning art activities in accordance with patients’ physical or psychological needs, capabilities, and interests. Learn more

Center for the Creative Arts – CcARTS

Assistant Program Director

An Assistant Program Director is being sought to support the many programs offered by Center for the Creative Arts throughout the year. This includes classes, camps and special events. This position will report directly to the Executive Director and will collaborate with the director on the design and implementation of all programs. This is a part-time position with a flexible schedule that will require occasional work on weekends. 20-24 hrs. per week to start with the possibility of additional hours in the future. Pay to start is $15-$18/hr. depending on experience. Willing to train and develop the right candidate towards more advanced positions. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in the Arts, Education or Business, or the equivalent in work experience. Teaching experience of any kind would be a bonus. Skills required include:

  • Some knowledge of visual and performing arts programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Task and detail oriented with the ability to multitask and set priorities as needed
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs. and do physical tasks when needed.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to the director, Terry Foreman, at Please, no calls. You will be contacted if an interview is requested. Center for the Creative Arts is a non-profit community arts center located in Yorklyn, DE, offering year round classes in the visual and performing arts. Art exhibits, festivals, Open Mic nights and off site programs are also offered. More information can be found at

Hagley Museum

PT, Visitor Services Assistant position:

Delaware Museum of Natural History

PT – Education Asst:

UD Community Music School
Piano Teacher

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

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

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

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

Contact: Kevin Cope

Phone: 570-831-1548

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

Friendly neighborhood Renaissance band seeks Box Office Associate for four concerts in Wilmington, DE

  • Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Immanuel Church, Highlands

The shift for each date is 1:15-5:15.

Salary: $20/hour

The Box Office Associate will be responsible for box office and merchandise table setup, door sales and Will Call pickups prior to the concert, merchandise sales at intermission, sales reconciliation and reports, and packing up after the concert.

Ideal candidate will be punctual, efficient, accurate, and warmly welcoming. Previous box office experience preferred, experience with Patron Manager a plus.

Piffaro, the Renaissance Band is the only early music ensemble of its kind in the nation, bringing the music of the 15th-17th centuries to life for over 30 years on a collection of over 40 reconstructions of historical instruments. Piffaro tours worldwide but returns to the Delaware Valley four times a year. Wilmington concerts take place in lovely historic churches and are attended by 100-200 patrons.

Shannon Cline
Executive Director
Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

For tickets and information visit

Freeman Stage – Seasonal Positions

All interested applicants should send their resume and an employment application to the appropriate hiring manager as indicated in each job description.  No unsolicited phone calls or office visits, please. Read more

Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum has a strong and diverse volunteer group. These individuals provide a valuable service by offering their time and talent to support, strengthen and improve the Museum, which ultimately strengthens and improves our Community. Duties and time commitment vary according to Museum needs. The majority of volunteers work on an on-call basis. Learn more.

Delaware State Parks  – First State Heritage Park

Protecting, conserving, managing and interpreting Delaware’s natural lands, waters, and wildlife is no small task.

Delaware’s Division of Parks and Recreation employees’ work hard to provide a wide range of recreational opportunities, but their efforts alone are not enough. Delaware State Parks needs your help to ensure that Diamond State Parks “sparkle” with activity from sunrise to sunset. Learn more

Hagley Museum and Library

A strong tradition of dedicated volunteers has been significant to the success of the mission of Hagley Museum and Library. You will join more than 550 volunteers who donate more than 20,000 hours of their time, making important and valued contributions to our programs, events, and development. Volunteers work with our professional staff both behind the scenes and with the public to bring to life the families who lived and worked here and the technologies they used. Learn more

Mt. Cuba Center

Mt. Cuba Center seeks enthusiastic volunteers to support our programs across the organization. Whether planting ferns, archiving the history of our institution, or engaging with our visitors, volunteers are essential to our mission. Volunteers receive a Friends and Family Season Pass and the opportunity to take free classes at Mt. Cuba Center. Questions? Call us at 302.239.8883 or email us.

Rehoboth Art League

The Rehoboth Art League is able to provide quality art programming because of the many volunteers who help each year. It is a great way to support the community and we have many different volunteer opportunities. Contact Rose Murray at the Art League if you are interesting in volunteering at The Art League does offer learning opportunities for High School and College Students to support their education. Learn more

Rehoboth Beach Film Society

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society welcomes Volunteers and Interns. As a not-for-profit organization with limited operating funds, the Film Society needs your help! If you have time and skills that you would like to offer the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, we are interested to hear from you. Although we can use your help year around, volunteers are the key to the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s amazing success. Since the Film Society operates on a year-round basis, the assistance of volunteers is needed and appreciated at any time. Our most critical needs occur during the months of August through November.

The Film Society has a catalogue listing over 50 volunteer opportunities. Feel free to call (302)-645-9095, visit our office, or contact to see how we can match your skills and interests with our needs.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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

Jester Artspace

We are a grass-roots non-profit organization, working to save the historic, 200-year-old Jester Farmhouse on Grubb Road in Wilmington, for local artists of all disciplines and skill levels. It will be used as meeting, working, and gallery space. The house sits on 26 acres of farmland and dairy cattle. We have signed a long-term lease for the county-owned farmhouse and have made great progress.

We are in need of 3-5 new board candidates who can help us with our next phase as we develop our instructional offerings, and raise funds, to complete the renovations. Artists with instructional experience, and a willingness to pitch in with other tasks, are especially needed.

Learn more about us at Email us at

The Lewes Historical Society

The Lewes Historical Society is seeking applicants for its 2018 summer internship program.  The application can be found at Internships must be completed over the summer between May and August. Start and end days are negotiable based on the academic calendar. The application deadline is March 20th 2018.

Located in Sussex County in southern Delaware, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, the Lewes area is rich in history dating back to 1631. Lewes has been recognized as a Preserve America Community and is one of America’s “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The American Association for State & Local History awarded The Lewes Historical Society its Award of Merit twice for its role in promoting local history.

Collections and Research Internship- Stipend

This 10 week program will be split into two unique sections. The first portion of this program allows interns to explore the collections at The Lewes Historical Society and work to catalogue objects, working within the Society’s collections software.  Additionally, interns may assist the Executive Director in special projects relating to the care, maintenance, or display of objects. The second portion of this internship requires interns to perform extensive research and fieldwork on a topic of the Executive Director’s suggestion or current need. At the end of the internship experience, the intern is expected to present a paper or presentation documenting their experience to the Executive Director with the possibility of presenting a second time to other staff members, board members and volunteers. Note:  Interns should have access to a vehicle in order to apply for this internship, though it is not a requirement for consideration.

The Lewes Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in regard to age, sex, race, creed, national origin, disability, handicap, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

For any other questions or more information, please contact Marcos Salaverria, Director of Education at 302-645-7670 or

Auditions for the performing arts

Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens

The Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens, in conjunction with others from the disability community is excited to announce the development of an original musical. The musical will be produced in Kent County in 2018. The musical will provide a “walk through disability history in Delaware.” Currently, we are seeking talented actors, singers, dancers, puppeteers and musicians to be a part of the show. In addition, we are also searching for volunteers in the areas of lighting, set design, props and marketing for the show.

Auditions will be held in Early 2018. Those interested but unable to attend the information meeting may call the GACEC office and speak to Wendy Strauss 302-739-4553

Learn more

Music School of Delaware: Auditions

This accomplished amateur ensemble performs music from the standard symphonic and concerto repertoire. Featured soloists include Music School faculty members, acclaimed guest artists and winners of the orchestra’s annual Delaware Concerto Competition for Young Musicians.

A placement audition is required for Woodwinds & Brass sections; call 302.762.1132 to schedule. Woodwinds & Brass sections are currently auditioning for substitutes. At least one solo work and all scales should be prepared. String players who can play comfortably in 5th position, who are comfortable with fairly complex rhythms and who can play all scales in two or three octaves are welcome to join. Please call the Wilmington front desk so that the orchestra can welcome you at 302.762.1132.

MILFORD STRING ENSEMBLE (6 years to adult) based in Milford
Led by Michelle Peters, this beginning string ensemble welcomes students of violin, viola, cello and bass. Beginning adult students welcome, as well! A great first reading experience, this ensemble prepares students for First State Youth Orchestra. Performance opportunities occur throughout the year. Call 302.422.2043 to register today – no audition necessary.

DELAWARE WOMEN’S CHORUS based in Wilmington
An artistic and nurturing experience for women who love to sing and have some choral background. Explore and perform a rich choral repertoire with a focus on choral and vocal technique, and develop your music literacy. Singers should have some previous choral experience.

A placement interview is required; call 302.762.1132 to schedule. Interview requirements: scales & vocal exercise; holding part against a harmony part; understanding of choral octavo; basic tonal memory and reading; and singing a short prepared solo or “Happy Birthday” unaccompanied.

ADULT JAZZ CHOIR based in Wilmington
The Adult Jazz Choir is a wonderful opportunity to sing jazz/pop music in a smaller group setting while making friends from young professional to newly retired. Music ranges from Duke Ellington to The Pentatonix. Experienced singers welcome! Call 302.762.1132 to obtain more information about this ensemble — no audition necessary.

Please visit their website for more information.

Tuition Free Boys Scholarship Dance Program

The Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance(est. 1956) is offering a Tuition-Free Boys Scholarship Dance Program to boys age 7 – 18 years old. It is designed to enhance the participants athletic skills, strength, self-discipline, flexibility, mental focus, musicality, teamwork and creativity. The program currently offers classes from beginners to intermediate levels of Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance. Participants in the program will have performance opportunities in the Wilmington Ballet’s annual performance of The Nutcracker at the historic DuPont Theatre with live orchestra and chorus, at the end of the year Spring Performance and at other productions throughout the year.

Students accepted into the program will be trained by faculty members of the academy led by Artistic Director Jorge Laico, who danced professionally with Atlanta Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Eugene Ballet, Philippine Ballet Theatre, and Oakland Ballet. Some of his students have continued to join with San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Acceptance into the program is by audition. No prior dance experience is required.

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

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

Entries for the visual and literary arts

Dover Art League (DAL)
2018 Calls for Entry

Cherry Blossoms: A Celebration of the Art of Japan – April
Celebrating spring and in conjunction with the national Cherry Blossom Festival, we will be celebrating the art and culture of Japan. Works in all mediums will be accepted, in both traditional and modern formats (anime/mange, etc).  Submissions due by March 20th.

Delaware in the Arts – May
Kickoff Olde Dover Days with us in our Delaware Show!  Showcase our great state in any medium and show us your Delaware pride.  Submissions due by April 20th.

Members Show – June/July
An open submission show spanning two months to showcase the work of our resident member.  Submissions due by May 25th.

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

Judged Pottery Show – September
Our showcase of the macabre returns for its second year! Entries accepted in any size and medium.  Entries due October 1st.

Domestic Violence Show
To be shown in the Holden Gallery. A show honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Entries accepted in any medium and size.  Entries due October 1st.

Holiday Expo and Members Show – November/December
A general members’ showcase, just in time for the holiday season. Any piece in any medium is acceptable!  Entries due November 1st.

DART 18th Annual Poster Contest
DART invites you to partner with us by having your students participate in our Annual Poster Contest

Let’s encourage today’s students to learn more about Delaware’s public transit system!

THIS YEAR’S THEME: “The Adventures of Riding DART” With continuous improvement and growth of transit services statewide, DART wants to use the opportunity to inform and promote the advantages of using public transit. DART has Real-Time bus information on the DelDOT App and a presence on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and now, Instagram.  Students are asked to create a poster which illustrates how adventurous it can be using public transit with the presence of social media at their fingertips.

Visit to get some ideas and view past contest entries.

ELIGIBILITY:  Children in Grades 6 through 12.

SCHOOL or ORGANIZATION’S ROLE:  Please conduct the poster contest and forward student posters to DART by mail for judging.  Use the poster theme/contest in your curriculum and classroom work if applicable.

THE POSTER:  The poster can be created using colored pencils, crayons, paints, markers and/or digital art. The poster size is to be on 8.5” x 11” paper.  The DART logo must appear on drawings. All lettering must be legible, and words must be spelled correctly, even when used as a design element.

Please include student name, address, age, grade level, school/organization name and address, teacher/advisor name, and contact information on the reverse of the poster artwork board.

DEADLINE:  Please postmark no later than March 26, 2018.

JUDGING & AWARDS:  DART will judge the entries for originality, theme presentation, and artistic quality. A First Place Winner will be chosen from each grade, and from those winners, a Grand Prize Winner will be selected.  All winners will receive an award certificate and gifts from DART and its business partners.  Each first place winner will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card; the Grand Prize Winner will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card and have their poster displayed on all DART buses.  All the winning posters will be displayed on DART’s website, Each entrant will receive a certificate of participation.  Winning entries will be announced by April 20, 2018. All artwork becomes the property of DART and may be used in future advertising or promotional materials with appropriate credit to the artist.

For contest information, contact: Lerrissa Boardley at (302) 576-6016

Mail entries to:

DART Poster Contest Marketing Department
119 Lower Beech St.
Wilmington, DE 19805

Center for Fine Art Photography C4FAP

International Call for Entries

Black and White 2018 Call for Entry and Gallery Exhibition is Currently Open for Submissions

All Black and White imagery is eligible for submission. All types of photographic processes are eligible for this exhibition. This includes all film, alternative processes, traditional, digital, and all post-production techniques. All subject matter is welcome. All sizes are eligible.

All selected artists’ work is exhibited in our Exhibition Space and in the Online Exhibition complete with artist website links. C4FAP also provides professional installation images, event Press Release and social media promotions with an audience of 180,000+ followers internationally. All artists and friends are welcome to celebrate the exhibition with us at the Reception.

Entries Due | March 28, 2018
Notice Of Acceptance | April 12, 2018
Exhibition Dates | November 2 – December 15, 2018
Public + Artists’ Reception | November 2, 2018

Eligibility: Our calls for entry are open to all photographers worldwide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Images of all sizes are eligible.

Please log into or create your free account to begin the submission process.

Founded in 2004 by photographers in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals.

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri

National Juried Exhibition – Art & Fear

Being afraid, sometimes seemingly irrational, is an important dimension of our emotional lives. Everyone has something that scares them. Spiders, snakes, heights. But what about ablutophobia (fear of washing or bathing), or consecotaleophobia (fear of chopsticks)? Art & Fear beckons artists across the United States to submit work that explores the concept of fear, anxiety, and phobias. Fear is a fluctuating entity, and can mean different things to different people. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri encourages the exploration and interpretation of this idea in a way that is uniquely distinct and personal to each artist.

Deadline for Entries: April 14, 2018

Entry Fee: $35 for 3 Entries, Members pay $30

Exhibition Dates: June 1 – July 28, 2018

Opening Reception: June 1, 2018 from 5 – 9 pm, Awards Announced at 6 pm

Exhibition Location:  Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, 16B N. Spanish Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

To find out more or to download the prospectus, please visit the website at or email 

6×6 – The International Small Art Phenomenon

Call for Entries

Each year Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6×6 exhibition brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, youth and YOU. This year marks over a decade of 6×6 exhibitions and with your participation we hope to reach deeper into the global art community.

Artwork Entries Due: April 15 or Postmarked by April 14

Global Online Preview Begins: May 18 at 10am

  • In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): May 28-June 1, 1-9pm
  • Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 2, 4-10pm
  • 7:30pm raffle for buyer positions #1-20
  • 8:00pm purchasing open for all other buyers
  • Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 5 at 10am
  • Artwork Purchase Price: $20 each
  • Sold Out Artists’ Names Revealed Online: July 6
  • Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 15-18, 12-6pm

Each participant may enter up to four artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). Artworks must be six inches square and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. Participation is free. All artworks will be exhibited and for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 16. Please no glitter or unfixed pastel/charcoal.

Limit four artworks per elementary, middle, or high school.


Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Call for 2019 Site-Specific Artist Installations at

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

The deadline for proposals is June 13, 2018. For guidelines and to apply, visit

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

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

2018 Orientation Dates and Times:
Saturday, January 13, 12:00 pm
Sunday, March 11, 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 8, 3:00 pm
Friday, May 4, 3:00 pm
Saturday, May 26, 11:00 am
Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
Clinician Burnout and Resilience Art Show

The NAM has recently convened a group of health professionals to address the issue of clinician burnout and clinician well-being ( Clinician burnout is a widespread problem in the health and medical fields, and can lead to reduced job performance, medical errors, and clinician suicide. Addressing this issue is critical to ensuring the safety of our health providers and a high standard of health care in the U.S.

The NAM has opened a nationwide call for individuals and organizations to submit artwork of any type expressing what clinician burnout and clinician well-being means to them.

We will accept any form of art – visual, digital, photography, written word, and videos of dance or other performative art. Anyone can submit an art piece, as long as it addresses what clinician burnout or clinician well-being and resilience means to them. The artists do not need to be health professionals or related to health professionals. We hope that this art show will promote greater awareness and understanding of the barriers to clinician well-being, and solutions that promise a brighter, healthier future.

There is no honorarium if we choose an art piece to be part of our show, but the piece will be displayed for the foreseeable future in an online digital gallery (a similar gallery is here: and may be chosen to be displayed in a pop-up art gallery in Washington, DC in Spring 2018. More information can be found here: .

Opportunities at the Newark Arts Alliance

Call for Instructors

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

Not a member yet? Support the Newark Arts Alliance and take advantage of our volunteer-staffed shop to market your art. Join today!

Opportunities in Our Community

The Morris Arboretum – Time in the Garden
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania will be staging both indoor and outdoor Time in the Garden exhibits in 2018. Artists are invited to interpret this theme either by creating a piece to be installed on the grounds of the 92 acre public garden, or as a hanging piece in the Upper Gallery of the Visitor Center.

Newark Free Library 
The Newark Free Library is seeking artists and collectors to exhibit their work/collections in one or more of five display cases located inside the library. Although sales tags cannot be included with the display, artist contact information and website information are allowed.

The Lorelton
2200 W. 4th St., Wilmington DE 19805

The Lorelton, an assisted living community in Wilmington, is seeking artists who would like to display their artwork. The Lorelton has two large rooms and two hallways ready to accept hanging pieces. (Only hanging works can be accepted.)

Find more information about these Artist Opportunities on our website!

Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Call for Entries

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (CIFAC) is an opportunity for both amateur and professional artists to submit their artwork for a chance to exhibit in New York City and receive valuable promotional benefits as well as cash prizes.

The 2018 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition will be accepting entries February 6 – March 12, 2018. Results are announced on April 23rd, 2018, with the competition exhibition scheduled for August 14–25, 2018

The work of selected artists will be presented at Agora Gallery, an elegant street-level space located in the heart of the Chelsea arts district next to the High Line in New York City. Agora Gallery attracts thousands of visitors with its welcoming interiors and striking exterior. For complete details on the competition’s awards, please click here. All awards are geared toward giving the winners valuable exposure with an aim to accelerate their art careers and encourage future productivity.

Carolina Carilo
Competition Coordinator / Agora Gallery

Local Art Leagues

Funding opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally

CenDel Foundation

Grants Available for Arts Organizations in Central Delaware!

The Kent County Fund for the Arts will award over $20,000 in grants in 2018.  Applications are now being accepted from schools, non-profits, and civic and community organizations for programs that help to foster the growth of arts organizations in Kent County.

To be eligible, the organizations must be a public institution and maintain a qualified 501(c)( 3) status with proper documentation of nonprofit status from the IRS.

Grant requests must be submitted on a 2018 KCFA application form by mail on or prior to April 2, 2018 by 4 p.m.

Forms are available at and can be found under the “apply for grant” tab located at the top of the page. Applicants will be notified of the grant winners in June of 2018.

CenDel Foundation
101 W. Lockerman St, Suite 2C
Dover, DE 19904

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.


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

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

Challenge America – Application Deadline: April 12, 2018

A guidelines workshop webinar is scheduled for February 28, 2018. More details will be available here at a later date.

An additional webinar will be offered on January 24, 2018 for previous Challenge America applicants interested in applying for Art Works. More details will be available here at a later date. NOTE: An organization may not apply to both the Art Works AND the Challenge America categories.

Visit the NEA’s recent grant search for examples of past NEA grants.


The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and exhibition platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call juried by leading curators. The Hopper Prize was established for the sole purpose of advancing the field of visual art by providing direct financial assistance to artists working in all media.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2018

Program Highlights

  • 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
  • 30 artists will be selected to have their work digitally exhibited and archived at org


We view the field of visual arts in its broadest and most inclusive sense and therefore make our awards available to artists engaged in artistic practices spanning all media and methods of production.

Apply Now  Early applications will receive preliminary review by The Hopper Prize team.

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

Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore presents
Get Social Delmarva – Training for Artists, Crafters & Makers

Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is dedicated to developing and preserving the fiber arts on Delmarva. This event being held on April 27, 2018 is open to artists, crafters, and makers of ALL types!

Get Social Delmarva is a social media training event for artists, crafters & makers of all types!

A detailed agenda and speaker bios will be available on our website soon. Your ticket includes:

– Keynote Speaker
– At least three training workshops of your choice (breakout sessions)
– Lunch
– Printed social media training and resource guides
– Online access to all workshop presentations after the event

FACES members receive a 20% discount for this event. If you are a member, contact FACES to get your discount code. If you are not yet a member, you can register here.

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

The Black Earth Institute
Six Fellows Sought for July 2018 – July 2021

The Black Earth Institute is a community of creative, committed artists and a grant resource. Established in 2005, BEI is dedicated to supporting art in re-forging the links between spirit, earth and society, for art and its makers create the space for changing minds and the world. With this in mind, BEI endeavors to bring together a group of artists who are activists, whether in their own fields or in general causes, to foment change.

BEI seeks fellows from different genres, such as literary, dramatic and media artists; performance artists making a political statement; or journalists addressing the urgent social and environmental issues facing the planet. We seek fellows from different points in their life journeys, be they published or tenured, or new break-through artists, who have gained or are gaining recognition for leadership. BEI will continue its legacy of including fellows representing diverse communities: academic, activist, gender-identified, racial, ethnic and international.

Chosen fellows are invited to join in a national–even global–community, guided by previous fellows and scholars. They share artistic creations and support each other in working towards common objectives.

BEI’s programs for fellows that facilitate reaching its goals include:

First, we join together for an annual intensive retreat at Brigit Rest near Black Earth, Wisconsin. For three days fellows and scholars share ideas, work, space, food and the land. We wrestle with topics presented by scholar advisers, bring forward experiences in the work of fellows, and make plans for the coming year. This year’s retreat will be October 4-7; lodging is provided and travel is supported by a grant.

Second, BEI supports projects for each new fellow, with an annual stipend of $1000.00 each. Support can either be a single major work such as a book, media, drama or performance, public art or other production over the three years, or, alternatively, for smaller annual projects. Projects will combine the artist’s creative direction with the goals and values of BEI.

Third, each fellow has the opportunity and responsibility to set a theme and edit an issue of About Place Journal during their three-year tenure. A separate $1000.00 stipend is provided for this activity. The editor chooses two assistant editors, who are also supported.

Activities of BEI fellows are highlighted and promoted in various media, including our website, Facebook, Twitter, and internal communications. There is an active internal life, which includes supporting each other in organizing readings, panels and communications during the year. Submissions are sought from fellows for About Place Journal. Black Earth Institute Fellows will identify themselves as such on their websites and bios, while promoting BEI and its activities in their communities. Fellows are expected to sponsor at least one program a year in the name of BEI and be an active member in the internal life of the organization. For example, previous fellows have sponsored or participated in BEI panels at Split This Rock and AWP and they have often hosted each other for new book readings, presentations or performances.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent. More information and instructions for a letter can be found on our website: ​​. Letters must be received by April 15.

The Cultural Center in New York Mills Minnesota

Now accepting applications for their Artist in Residence Program.

The artist residency program focuses on providing dedicated artists with uninterrupted time for creative development. All disciplines (visual, dance, literary, performance) are invited to apply for a stay that ranges from two to six weeks. The Cultural Center offers a one bedroom bungalow at no cost for the artist. The residency house is within walking distance to the Cultural Center, restaurants, and stores. To allow maximum artistic development, the program allows for a single artist at a time. Transportation, costs for food and supplies are the responsibility of the artist. There is no stipend.

New York Mills is in west central Minnesota and offers the artist a unique taste of rural life while providing a chance to immerse themselves in the creative process.

Application deadline for residencies July 2018 to January 2018 is April 1. To apply: For questions or more information, contact: Education and Outreach Coordinator, Cheryl Bannes at:

Caldera Artists in Residence
Call for Applications.

Every winter from January through March, creative individuals, collaborations, and performing ensembles are awarded the gift of time and space at our beautiful Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters, Oregon for 3.5 week residencies. In 2019, we will also offer a limited number of 2 week residencies.

Residencies are open to national and international artists in any discipline, as well as creative thinkers in culinary arts, design, and the sciences. Artists at any stage of their careers who are not current students are eligible. Caldera prioritizes supporting artists of color, parent artists, and those who are interested in engaging Caldera’s youth and communities.

Applications are being accepted from January 15, 2018 through March 15, 2018. For more information, please see the Artists in Residence section of our website, and/or contact

360 Xochi Quetzal

2018 Fiber Residency in Mexico  

FREE 2018 Residency Application Deadline: 7/29/18

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

For more details about our free 1-month residency:

Applications for the 360 Xochi Quetzal

2018 Fiber Residency are due July 29, 2018 through CAFÉ

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

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


Additional resources and arts opportunities

Delaware State Arts Council Seeks New Members

Four members of the Delaware State Arts Council are concluding their second three-year terms.  Since they are ineligible to serve a third term, the Governor’s Boards and Commissions office is now accepting nominations to fill the open seats.

The Delaware State Arts Council is the advisory body to the Delaware Division of the Arts. The Council advises the Division of the Arts on matters of arts policy, funding for the arts, and other issues relevant to support for the arts in Delaware. The Council, according to its enabling legislation, “shall be composed of not more than 15 members” appointed by the Governor, who represent the state geographically and politically and are appointed on the basis of their interest and experience in the arts.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment to the Delaware State Arts Council, complete the Board and Commission Application, found on the Governor’s site, and return it to the Governor’s office. Please indicate Board #0014: Delaware State Arts Council on the application.

CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

Artists feel most happy and productive when they’re making art. Sometimes, though, life can have other plans—from the predictable stress of moving to a new studio to the unexpected headache of having to clean out a flooded one; from taxes and insurance to accidents and emergencies. That’s why it’s vitally important for artists to make preparedness part of their practices by learning the art of CYACover Your A’s: Art, Assets + Archives.

The Performing Arts Exchange (PAE)

The Performing Arts Exchange (PAE) is an annual performing arts booking, showcasing and professional development conference, hosted by a different eastern city each year. The conference also includes a multitude of artist showcases, professional development workshops, an exhibit hall where presenters and artists/agents meet, and networking opportunities.

CodaWorx RFP Listings

CODAworx is the hub of the commissioned art economy. We connect all members of the industry, matching creative talent with creative opportunities, and providing digital tools that streamline the commission workflow process. Our network connects artists and creative teams to architects, design and art professionals, and the universe of companies that provide services and products for commission projects.

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