Auditions for the performing arts
Music School of Delaware: Auditions
WILMINGTON COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA based in Wilmington
This accomplished amateur ensemble performs music from the standard symphonic and concerto repertoire. Featured soloists include Music School faculty members, acclaimed guest artists and winners of the orchestra’s annual Delaware Concerto Competition for Young Musicians.
A placement audition is required for Woodwinds & Brass sections; call 302.762.1132 to schedule. Woodwinds & Brass sections are currently auditioning for substitutes. At least one solo work and all scales should be prepared. String players who can play comfortably in 5th position, who are comfortable with fairly complex rhythms and who can play all scales in two or three octaves are welcome to join. Please call the Wilmington front desk so that the orchestra can welcome you at 302.762.1132.
MILFORD STRING ENSEMBLE (6 years to adult) based in Milford
Led by Michelle Peters, this beginning string ensemble welcomes students of violin, viola, cello and bass. Beginning adult students welcome, as well! A great first reading experience, this ensemble prepares students for First State Youth Orchestra. Performance opportunities occur throughout the year. Call 302.422.2043 to register today – no audition necessary.
DELAWARE WOMEN’S CHORUS 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.
WILMINGTON BALLET ACADEMY
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 www.wilmingtonballet.org, email email@example.com or call (302) 655-1004 to learn more.
Entries for the visual and literary arts
2019 MLK VOICE4YOUTH – Communications Contest
An Opportunity to be Heard!
Call to All Delaware High School Students
YWCA Delaware and Christ Church Christiana Hundred are pleased to present MLK Voice 4 Youth for Delaware High School Youth (grades 9 -12)
Guided by Dr. King’s work in the 1960’s for nonviolent social change, what do you propose to improve your future and our communities?
- Your voice will be heard!
- Win – $2,000 1st place, $1,000 2nd place, $500 3rd place.
- Tap into your favorite creative means of expression whether it’s poetry, rap, or speech to deliver you message with creative freedom.
- Share your ideas and connect with community leaders, educators and government officials
- Attend a writing or presentation workshop with area experts who offer guidance in preparing and delivering your message*
- Cultivate skills that will serve you academically and professionally in future pursuits
- Record your presentation and share your creative work for college applications
- Service hours available on request
- Social media
- Gun Reform
- Health Care
- Fair Housing
- Immigration and DACA
- Guaranteed Income
Online registration opens – September 21, 2018 (International Peace Day) To attend workshops at no charge* register by – Friday November 30, 2018
Presentation workshop: Saturday December 8, 2018 at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, 505 E. Buck Rd
Writing workshop: Saturday December 8, 2018 at Christ Church Christiana Hundred.
Writing/Presentation Workshop: in Dover (place and time to be confirmed
Registration closes: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Semi Finals: Dover/Friday January 11 and Wilmington/Saturday January 12
Finals: Sunday January 20, 2019, 2 p.m. at The Baby Grand Wilmington, Delaware
For more information contact: Jane Rubini firstname.lastname@example.org / 302.655.3379
Arlington Arts Center (AAC)
NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR SPRING SOLOS 2019
AAC’s SOLOS exhibitions program supports the work of emerging contemporary artists in the Mid-Atlantic region. Each year, AAC accepts proposals from artists for solo exhibitions to take place in one of AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces. Proposals are accepted through an open call and selected by guest jurors, in consultation with AAC staff. The resulting program presents a suite of cutting-edge exhibitions which include artwork in a variety of media.
WHO CAN SUBMIT?
Artists who produce contemporary art in any media, and who live or work in the Mid-Atlantic region (defined as Virginia; Washington, DC; Maryland; West Virginia; Pennsylvania; or Delaware) may submit exhibition proposals. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered. Proposals that specifically take into account AAC’s exhibition spaces are encouraged.
Peter Winant, Director, School of Art, George Mason University and co-founder, Workingman Collective Natalie Campbell, Independent Curator
Exhibition Dates: April 13 to June 8, 2019
Submission Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018
Notification Date: December 2018
Submit a proposal: https://arlingtonartscenter.org/exhibitions/call-for-artist/
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Entry is now open for the premier documentary film festival in the American West. Now accepting entries of non-fiction films of all forms, genres, subject matter and lengths for consideration in another world-class lineup at the 16th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF).
Regular Deadline: September 3, 2018
Late Deadline: October 8, 2018
Small and Mighty
Small & Mighty, sponsored by the Clay Studio of Missoula, is an exhibition showcasing small scale ceramic works that pack a conceptual or visual punch. This year’s exhibition will be juried by Kensuke Yamada.
Open to artists in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Work must address the theme of “small & mighty” in either a formal, visual and/or conceptual manner, be made primarily out of clay, and must measure no more than 12″ in any direction.
Deadline: November 9, 2018
Biggs Shot 2018 Photography Competition
The Biggs Museum of American Art is currently seeking entries for Biggs Shot 2018, the fifth juried photography competition and exhibition featuring the work of professional and emerging photographers, working and/or living in the Mid-Atlantic region. The theme for Biggs Shot 2018 is open, and any photographic medium can be submitted for consideration, including film, video and digital formats. Deadline to apply is November 2, 2018. Apply now
Dover Art League (DAL)
2018 Calls for Entry
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.
Opportunities at the Newark Arts Alliance
Review the Gallery Shop Guidelines and complete an Inventory Form. Clearly tag your items and bring them into the Newark Arts Alliance. We will hold them until the Gallery Shop Committee meets.
New works will be juried by the Gallery Shop Committee on
Monday, September 3rd so be sure to bring your artwork in by Saturday, September 1st!
You must be a member to sell you artwork in the Gallery Shop.
Not a member yet? Join online today!
Now in its 10th year, the Harvest Arts Festival
is a celebration of the visual and performing arts!
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Location: Academy Building Lawn, Newark DE
Application deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018
We’re currently seeking local artists to display and sell their fine art and crafts, as well as musicians to perform during the event.
The Harvest Arts Festival takes place outdoors on the Academy Building Lawn at the corner of Academy and Main Streets. The event is held during the University of Delaware’s Parents & Family Weekend, one of the busiest weekends of the fall. This event is rain or shine!
How to apply
Visit our website to review our Call for Artists & Musicians, then complete and submit your Harvest Arts Festival Application
Deadline: Applications must be delivered to the Newark Arts Alliance or post-marked by Friday, September 21, 2018.
Apply today and be a part of this fun fall festival of the arts!
Imagination Runway 2018
An evening of food, fashion, and fun!
Saturday, October 20, 2017 | 6–9pm
The Newark Arts Alliance is pleased to announce the call for entries for our 2nd Annual Imagination Runway fall fundraising event! This is your chance to create an original, wearable art piece that shows off your creativity, originality, spirit, class, and style!
Entries are open – Deadline extended to September 28th!
Entries are now being approved on a rolling basis and will close when entry limit or deadline (Friday, September 28) is reached, whichever occurs first. Don’t miss out – enter today!
- Enter early—only 20 entries will be accepted!
- We understand that you may not have fully realized your design at the time of entry—that’s ok! Decide on your basic concept and provide as much of the requested information as possible. We’ll confirm the details at the time of acceptance into the show.
You’ll find additional information on the Imagination Runway Entry Form on the Call for Entries page. (this is a fillable PDF form – just download, complete, save, and submit!)
Apply now for a solo or group show at the
Newark Arts Alliance!
We welcome applications from artists with previous exhibition experience as well as those for whom this would be their first solo or group show.
A body of high-quality artwork of sufficient quantity to fill our moderately-sized gallery is required. Two or more artists can also join together to create a cohesive group exhibition.
Review our Solo & Group Show Proposal Guidelines and Application and take the next step in your artistic career!
Application deadline is October 5, 2018.
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.
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!
Local Art Leagues
Funding opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally
Native Filmmaker Initiative
In Fall 2018 Big Sky will open applications for the 2019 Native Filmmaker Fellowship offering unique access to our network of filmmakers and professional resources. The program will be open to Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native and First Nations of Canada filmmakers.
Late Deadline: October 8, 2018
The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2019 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by the Recording Academy®, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals for audio preservation projects, as well as scientific research efforts. The program’s aim is to advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition.
Deadline to submit letters of inquiry: October 15, 2018
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation’s grant programs for visual artists, which have been available since 1976. Our website at www.gottliebfoundation.org provides extensive background about the Foundation and its two grant programs, the Individual Support and Emergency grants. The Foundation has been established according to the provisions in the will of Adolph Gottlieb to award financial aid to mature, creative painters, sculptors, and printmakers. The Foundation does not award grants to institutions or organizations, nor does it fund research, students, or projects.
In one effort to reach artists and other art professionals who may not be familiar with our programs, I am sending this letter to State Arts Councils and Arts Agencies around the country. If you wish to publish or disseminate a description of our grants, a possible version might read:
ADOLPH & ESTHER GOTTLIEB FOUNDATION GRANTS
Deadline: December 15: Individual Support grants available to painters, printmakers and sculptors with a minimum of 20 years in a mature phase; grant amounts are determined each year. Last year this program awarded 12 grants of $25,000 each. A separate grant program, for emergencies, assists mature painters, printmakers and sculptors suffering from a recent, unforeseen catastrophic event (fire, flood, medical emergency), who have a minimum of ten years in a mature phase; grant amounts range up to $15,000 depending on the need and circumstances of the individual applicant. Info: More information including the link to access the on-line applications for both programs can be found on our website at https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant/
The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.
Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD in grants for visual artists
5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
30 artists will be selected to have their work digitally exhibited and archived at hopperprize.org
Deadline: November 13, 2018
The Hopper Prize Fall 2018 grant winners will be selected by:
Patricia Restrepo, Assistant Curator
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator
DePaul Art Museum Chicago
The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We accept entries in painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, video, performance, conceptual art & installation art.
Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas
Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York
Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa
Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois
Erik Parra, San Francisco, California
Early applications will be considered for Instagram artist features @hopperprize.
Churchill Foundation – Students with Autism Scholarship
Currently accepting applications – (Deadline: Dec 29, 2018)
In memory of a family member who died late last year, we wanted to show some support for those who have autism by offering this scholarship, for that reason, we are offering students who have a loved one with autism or a student themselves that are faced with the effects of autism a $5,800 scholarship.
How Do I Apply for It?
Education is a tool that can be used for numerous things in life, not just for personal development. As public adjusters who have been through education, we believe that education can provide a better life for students and ultimately, lead to them improving their communities with the knowledge that they attain. The difference between a vibrant and prosperous life and one that brings hardships is acquiring a post-secondary degree. Education is everything; it is a must. There are many students that face obstacles that make it difficult for them to acquire a degree and we wanted to provide this opportunity for all students equally, more particularly for those with autism that is a factor that often prevents them from being able to study.
Students with High Academic achievements must meet these two essential categories:
- There has been a form of autism diagnosed either in your immediate family or yourself
- Current enrollment or acceptance in a college or university for a post-graduate level or undergraduate level by the applicant
In addition to the above criteria, a 500 to 1000-word essay must be submitted with one of the below topics.
We hope to help alleviate the financial burden that may be in the presence of someone deserving who is suffering from any form of autism. We look forward to providing this scholarship and encourage those who are eligible to apply.
Topics: (Choose one)
- Tell us about a time where others who did not have to face an obstacle that you did as a person with autism
- Explain how you have adapted to help a loved one with autism and how it has affected your life
- What factors do you believe hinder people with autism in today’s generation?
Requirements of Applicants
- The applicant must have been accepted to start school at an accredited college or university or is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited school
- The unofficial or official transcripts of the student must be submitted (high-school/ college)
Please upload the following items and complete the form below to apply for the Scholarship by the Churchill Foundation – Public Adjusters
- Essay of 500 to 1000 words of any of the above topics that were listed
- Academic transcripts
By applying for this scholarship, you agree to our terms and conditions and signify that you have read them.
The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts JAPAN (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2019 – 2020 fiscal year. This program is designed to provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada with an aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.
Deadline for applications is October 31, 2018.
The touring Grants assists with the presentation of Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and/or Canada, with emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas where there is little exposure to Japanese performing arts.
The collaboration Grants facilitates the collaboration of Japanese and American/Canadian artists so that they may create a new work through research, residencies, artists’ discussions etc. with the potential to develop into a touring project and further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to audiences in the United States and Canada.
To be eligible for an award, project must be to present Japanese performing arts and/or to conduct performing arts collaboration between Japanese and American/Canadian artists. Grants are awarded only to U.S.-based or Canada-based nonprofit organizations. The proposed project must commence between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. For tours, the project must tour to at least two locations outside New York and Los Angeles. For collaborations, the project must be a new work jointly explored and created by Japanese artists and American/Canadian artists.
For information on eligibility, grant coverage, review criteria and the application form, please visit: http://www.jfny.org/arts_and_culture/paj.html.
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.
Director, External Affairs
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
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
Delaware Music Educators Association
Delaware Arts Conference
Join us as an exhibitor at this year’s conference hosted by the Delaware Music Educators Association & Delaware Art Education Association along with the dance and theater teachers of Delaware. We anticipate having close to 400 people present for the day!
Our conference will be held on Friday, October 5 at Appoquinimink High School (Middletown, DE). To find our registration form for vendors/exhibitors or to complete a session proposal form, please visit our website!
National Arts Marketing Project Conference
As arts marketers, we work to create a future that reflects organizational visions to better serve audiences and more deeply and equitably engage the community. But even as we focus on the needs of our organization and community, the world changes quicker and quicker—resources are limited and attentions spans short. Yet, we still must be prepared to not only confront the challenges that come our way—but anticipate them and prepare for them.
Join us in Seattle as we explore three core themes:
You: What new skill(s) do I need to learn to be effective in my individual career?
Your World: What information does the field need to navigate the current environment?
Your Future: What is our collective vision for the future, and how do we reach it?
WHY SHOULD I ART
On November 9-12, connect with more than 650 arts marketers and explore the latest in digital marketing, equity, audience engagement, social media, analytics and more. This year’s conference will be held in Seattle, Washington. 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
New York Mills Cultural Center Artist Residency
Applications for the Artist Residency Program at the Cultural Center in New York Mills MN are being accepted! The residency program offers artists of all disciplines, writers, poets, playwrights, visual artists, musicians and dancers, time and space to create without distraction.
Deadline to submit letters of inquiry: October 1, 2018
Apply for a 2018 Caldera Community Residency!
This creative residency was designed specifically for Caldera camp staff, teaching artists, and alumni of our Artists in Residence (AiR) program. Spend up to two weeks at the Arts Center working on personal projects among other members of the Caldera community.
WHEN: December 8–22, 2018. All residents must arrive on December 8 between noon and 5 p.m. and stay a minimum of one week.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 28, 2018
- Revisit the community and warmth that is Caldera while enjoying time and space to work on creative personal projects and enjoy the outdoors. A project could be any art/craft/creative project, research or study, lesson or curriculum planning, etc. Explore something new or delve deeper into work you know and love!
- Residents must arrive on Saturday, December 8 between noon and 5 p.m. and stay a minimum of one week (departing December 15) or maximum of two weeks (departing December 22 by 11 a.m.).
- Caldera will provide a welcome dinner for all residents on December 8 at 6 p.m.
- Residents will provide their own meals, materials, and transportation.
- This residency is open to 2017 and 2018 Camp Caldera staff and teaching artists, and AiR Program alumni only. Collaborations are encouraged!
- This is a child-friendly opportunity. Residents with children may attend with their child/children and a caretaker. Families will be assigned an a-frame or cabin.
ACCOMMODATIONS & STUDIOS:
- A-frame or Cabin: Includes 2 – 4 beds, full bathroom, and mini-kitchen. These spaces will be reserved for artists with children and collaborations of two or more people.
- Rooms in Tamarack Hall: Those staying in Tamarack Hall will have two private rooms. Each room includes 1 queen bed and writing desk. Bathrooms, kitchen, and living space are shared. Please understand that complete quiet cannot be guaranteed as there will be up to 11 people sharing Tamarack Hall. Quiet hours will be observed between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.
- Studio Space: All studios (Campbell Studio, Photo Studio and the Grand Room) will be shared among up to three residents/collaborations.
- The Hearth Library and Kitchen will be shared among all residents.
APPLICATION & FEES:
- Fill out the brief online application. Acceptance is on a rolling basis, and the application will be open until all spots are filled.
- If you attended a December residency in 2016 or 2017, you will be placed on a waitlist until October 10, and you will be notified of your status by October 15.
- Fees are sliding scale $50 – $200 and can be paid via Paypal upon acceptance to hold your spot. Fees are non-refundable.
Questions? Contact Maesie Speer, Arts Center Programs Manager, 541.595.0956 or AiR@CalderaArts.org.
Visit our website for more information.
Chamber Music America
Residency Partnership Program
The Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program supports professional ensembles and presenters in building audiences for small ensemble music through residency projects. The program funds activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series.
Grant support of up to $6,000 is available; residencies must take place within a one-month period.
Applicants must be Chamber Music America members at the Organization level at time of submission.
Program guidelines, online application, FAQs and application workshop schedule can be downloaded at the CMA website, www.chamber-music.org.
Submissions must be received no later than October 12, 2018 at 9:00 PM Eastern Time.
The Residency Partnership Program is funded by the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
Contact Susan Dadian, program director
(212) 242-2022, ext. 102
Chamber Music America, the national network for ensemble music professionals, was founded in 1977 to develop, support, and strengthen the chamber music field. With a membership of nearly 6,000, including musicians, ensembles, presenters, artist managers, educators, music businesses, and advocates of ensemble music, CMA welcomes members representing a wide range of musical styles and traditions. CMA provides its members with grant programs, consulting services, a national conference, professional development seminars, access to instrument and other insurances, and several publications, including Chamber Music magazine; the weekly Accent e-newsletter; and a member-driven website, www.chamber-music.org.
Additional resources and arts opportunities
Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement 2018
TRAININGS & EVENTS SCHEDULE
Sustainability & Impact
- Financial Literacy – (9 AM – 12 PM) Wed., Sept. 19 (Wilmington), Thurs., Sept. 20 (Dover)
- Advocacy Strategy Development & Execution: Leveraging Relationships for Results – (9 AM 10 AM) Tues., Sept. 25 (Wilmington), Wed., Sept. 26 (Dover), Thurs., Sept. 27 (Georgetown)
- Board Financial Excellence – (5:30 PM – 8:30 PM), Wed., Oct. 10 (Wilmington), Thurs., Oct. 11 (Milford)
- Mindfulness-Based Wellness Education: An Introduction – (9 AM – 12 PM) Tues., Sept. 10 (Wilmington), Wed., Sept. 11 (Dover), Thurs., Sept. 13 (Georgetown)
- Enhance Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Storytelling – (9 AM – 11 AM) Tues., Oct. 9 (Wilmington), Wed., Oct. 10 (Dover), Thurs., Oct. 11 (Georgetown)
Visit delawarenonprofit.org to register view our complete Fall 2018 schedule.
Delaware Libraries 2018 Performers Showcase & Expo
Monday, October 29, 2018, 9am – 4pm at Smyrna Opera House
Link to Showcase Application and information: http://guides.lib.de.us/performersshowcase
Attendees (registration is required):
Click on this link for registration: https://tinyurl.com/2018DeShowcase
55th Annual Delaware Antiques Show
November 9–11, 2018
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware
Sixty of the country’s most distinguished dealers present the finest offerings of American antiques and decorative arts, including furniture, paintings, rugs, ceramics, silver, jewelry, and more. In addition to exquisite antiques shopping, don’t miss the keynote lecture with Charlotte Moss, New York School of Interior Design’s Centennial Medal honoree, one of Elle Décor’s Grand Masters of top designers, and honorary chair of the Delaware Antiques Show, as well as weekend lectures with young scholars. For more information on Delaware Antiques Show, visit the website.
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 Shaffer, Interim Director of Education: email@example.com 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.
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 jesterartspace.org. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 CYA—Cover 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.