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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.

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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Special Emergency Grants

Visit our special COVID-19 section for emergency grants, technical assistance and additional resources.

Currently, there are no full-time job listings.

Delaware Art Museum

Tour & Volunteer Coordinator

Delaware Art Museum is currently seeking a part-time Tour & Volunteer Coordinator to work closely with Volunteers, Museum Guides, youth and adult tour groups, and with the Learning & Engagement Team to provide internal administration and coordination. This is an ideal position for candidates interested in museum work and able to work 25 to 29 hours, preferably Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours as needed.

Responsibilities include correspondence and coordination for group tours and assistance with public program administration, transactions, and registration processes. Responsibilities also include recruiting volunteers and scheduling the volunteers and Museum Guides who lead tours for the public. Developing relationships with the volunteers to grow and sustain their connection to the Museum is key. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Learning & Engagement.

We invite you to apply. Interviewing will begin when qualified applicants have been identified; the job will close when an offer has been accepted. Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@Delart.org. The rate of pay is $15/hr.

Studio and Camp Coordinator

The Delaware Art Museum is seeking a detail-oriented individual to assist with the coordination of its studio art programs, which include quarterly adult and youth art classes and summer art camp. The Studio Coordinator will assist the Manager of Studio Learning & Creative Engagement by helping to maintain four art studios and related supplies, communicate with students and parents of students, track registrations, and provide hands on support during the Museum’s popular summer art camp.

This is a flexible part time position, approximately 14 hours per week from September through May. From June through August the hours are 40 per week, Monday – Friday to assist with Summer Art Camp. Occasional evening and weekend hours as needed.

We invite you to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@Delart.org. The rate of pay is $15/hour.

To learn more about the Delaware Art Museum opportunities , please visit our website at https://www.delart.org/about/opportunities.

To learn more about the Delaware Art Museum, please visit our website at https://www.delart.org/.


Center for the Creative Arts
Teaching Artists

The Center for the Creative Arts is a community arts center devoted to visual and performing arts education for people of all ages and abilities. We are seeking class/workshop proposals for our upcoming Spring Term in theater, movement and music at our location in Yorklyn, Delaware. Background check required, teaching experience preferred.

Submit your letter of interest and CV or Resume’ to Jennifer Hartz, Program Director: JHartz@ccarts.org or call #302-239-2434. Learn more about CCArts at CCArts.org


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


Cityfest, Inc. – Wilmington
Teaching Artist

Cityfest, Inc. is pleased to announce a Request for Teaching Artist Applications for 2020 Arts Work Summer Youth Apprenticeship Program.  Teaching Artists will be paid $5,500 for the 6-week program.  Classes and workshops will offer youth exciting opportunities to create salable art using various mediums and themes. The Arts Work Program will primarily focus on drawing/painting, photography, scriptwriting, mosaic and textiles. However, applications in all art disciplines are welcome and will be reviewed.

About Arts Work Summer Apprenticeship

Scheduled for its inaugural year in June 2020, Arts Work is a paid apprenticeship opportunity that will teach apprentices between ages 14-19 artistic, personal, and entrepreneurial skills in the context of creating salable artwork. During the 6-week multi-component arts program, the apprentices will be encouraged to openly express themselves through their artmaking while immersed in an affirming and nurturing environment. In addition to a Monday-Friday 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM on-site planning/teaching/mentoring schedule, bi-weekly off- site excursions to museums, live performances and other arts adventures will be held. It is anticipated that for many Arts Work apprentices, the experiences will be a first. Daily workshops led by leaders from programs such as Touchstones Discussion Project, The Delaware Financial Literacy Institute, and other social service agencies will help apprentices gain vital collaboration, time management, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and financial responsibility skills. Sessions in business etiquette, interview techniques, marketing and public relations, and artwork presentation preparation will also be conducted. Arts Work will conclude with an open-to-the-community showcase event. Arts Work targets youth at risk of delinquency and other problem behaviors, and economically disadvantaged youth. Studies have shown that when other interventions fail, the arts frequently succeed by opening minds to new possibilities.

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

Job description and criteria used to review Teaching Artist applicants:

  • Experience and ability to work collaboratively with staff, fellow teaching artists and youth
  • Demonstrate work ethic and professionalism to serve as a mentor and role model
  • Previous experience teaching and/or working with diverse populations of youth ages 14-19
  • Professional artistic training, background and work demonstrated through work samples and ability to organize, implement, and successfully complete projects in a learning and work environment
  • Ability to work experientially and creatively in an evolving Creative Placemaking environment
  • Create a pre- and post-evaluation practice that monitors the overall 6-weeks with the apprentices
  • Demonstrate ability to prepare the youth and organize summer finale exhibition/presentation/performance
  • The Teaching Artist will be an Independent Contractor and will be required to have a state business license and a City of Wilmington license. Before officially beginning the position, the Teaching Artist will need to complete:
    1. Criminal Background Check
    2. Child Protection form
    3. Teaching Art Clearance form
    4. TB Vaccination form

Please include the following materials for submission:

  • Cover letter that includes your experience working with youth using your art form
  • Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Artistic samples (please submit your own creative work that best conveys a representation of the discipline you would be teaching youth)
  • List of three professional references
  • List of possible supplies needed for your art form

You can email your application to:  tcurrie.urbanartsexchange@gmail.com

We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, veteran status, and disability. All qualified applications will be given equal opportunity.


Delaware Contemporary seeks Teaching Artists

Join our roster of diverse and talented professional Teaching Artists and share your passion for the arts with students of all ages. The Delaware Contemporary offers a range of outreach programs with numerous partner organizations and in-house programming that inspire Pre-K students to life long learners.

Submit your letter of interest and CV to Leslie ShafferInterim Director of Education: lshaffer@decontemporary.org or 302.656.6466 x7106


Freeman Stage – Seasonal Positions

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

Delaware Art Museum

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


Delaware Contemporary

Volunteers are needed for events, museum family programming, and office assistance. Submit a volunteer application and we’ll find the opportunity that fits your interest. Contact Meagan Mika at mmika@decontemporary.org for more information.  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


Delaware Theatre Company

Delaware Theatre Company is always on the lookout for new volunteers to usher during performances, as well as to help with various tasks in marketing, production, education, and more. Learn more


Hagley Museum and Library

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


Mt. Cuba Center

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


Rehoboth Art League

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


Rehoboth Beach Film Society

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

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


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

 

Currently there are no intern opportunities.

Auditions for the performing arts

Theatre scholarship auditions for the Theatre Arts Program at Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD

The Theatre Arts Program at Coppin State University is looking for talented young people with a passion for what they do and who come recommended by teachers, administrators, directors, etc. who can speak for their work, character and work ethic.

Our theatre program presents 3-4 productions each year. Students participate in several national competitions, including the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and the National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts (NADSA). We’ve had great success as participants in both.  We are a small theatre program, but our students get a great deal of individual attention.

This year’s theatre scholarship auditions will be online. Students will upload their auditions on youtube and send us the link to access it.

Our deadline for all video submissions is Thursday, June 25th at midnight.


Music School of Delaware: Auditions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please visit their website for more information.


ARDENSINGERS, Arden

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


abilityE

abilityE is building a pipeline for talented performers, talent and actors with disABILITIES in the entertainment industry including TV, film, comedy, speakers and music. Be part of the official website launch coming soon.


Theater Auditions

Entries for the visual and literary arts

Delaware Tourism Office
Call for Artists

Artists: Submit a design to be part of a statewide interactive street art trail

The Delaware Discoveries Trail will be a new way for visitors to experience iconic locations

The Delaware Tourism Office is launching a new interactive street art trail this fall and is looking for artists from across the state and the country to create an original piece of art to be part of  the Delaware Discoveries Trail.

The Delaware Discoveries Trail will offer visitors and residents alike the opportunity to explore the iconic attractions all over the state by engaging with unique street art projects produced specifically for the trail.

To kick off work on the trail DTO is holding a nationwide contest to find an artist to create a piece for the entrance to the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in Lewes. The application period is now open and runs through June 24.

The artwork will be painted on an exterior wall of the terminal in a 10’ x 10’ space. While submitting artists are encouraged to express their individual creativity in their designs, there are a few guidelines that will inform the process of selecting a winner. Designs should:

  • Reflect the location
  • Be simple yet engaging
  • Be whimsical and spark joy
  • Include an immersive detail or feature that allows viewers to interact or participate
  • Lead viewers to learn more about the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

The tourism office will select a proposal by July 3, and the chosen artist will need to place the finished piece by Aug. 28. The winner will also receive a stipend for their work.

Applicants can submit their design for the ferry terminal at www.DelawareDiscoveries.com.

The trail will launch this fall with seven sites, including the Cape May Lewes Ferry terminal.

For more information about the Delaware Tourism Office, visit www.visitdelaware.com. And for more information on the Cape May Lewes Ferry, visit www.CMLF.com.


American Association of Community Theatre (AACT)
Call for Scripts for 2022 Cycle
Script submissions for AACT NewPlayFest 2022 will be accepted May 1-June 30, 2020

Guidelines for Playwrights

  • Plays must be submitted between May 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020.
  • No fee for AACT member playwrights; $10 script processing fee for non-members.
  • Only one script per playwright accepted.
  • The Playwriting Contract should be reviewed prior to submission. Download Playwright Contract 2022 PDF at bottom of this page.

About the Play

  • AACT NewPlayFest is open to non-musical, full-length plays.
  • No limit on number of characters.
  • No restrictions on subject (although excessive offensive language, sex, or violence might limit the play’s appeal for some community theatres).
  • Script must be unpublished and must not have received a full production. (If selected, the AACT theatre’s production is to be a world premiere.) (Self-publication is allowed as long as the script is only available from the playwright or the playwright’s website.)
  • No translations or adaptations of previously published works.
  • The script will be workshopped with the director and cast of the Producing Theatre, the playwright, and an AACT selected dramaturge. Changes or revisions must have consent of Producer and Playwright.

About the Format

  • Must be submitted online in one Adobe Acrobat pdf format file. (Several free pdf converters can be found online.)
  • Must be written in English.
  • Minimum 60 pages, maximum 120 pages using 12pt Times New Roman or equivalent.
  • Use standard play format and follow the AACT NewPlayFest Script Formatting Guidelines.
  •  Script must include, near the front: cast list, brief character descriptions, and set requirements.
  • Script must have no indication of the author on any page or in the file properties. (This allows reviewers to be totally objective.)

About the Festival

  • Semi-finalists will be notified October, 2020, and will be required to sign the Playwright Contract to be eligible as a finalist.
  • Finalists will be notified February, 2021.
  • Winners will be announced March, 2021.
  • The winning plays will be produced by American community theatres between June, 2021 and December, 2022. Producing Theatres have committed to a production of at least three performances with full production values. Submission of a script includes acceptance of production, if selected.
  • The Producing Theatre will pay the playwright a royalty of $50 per performance.
  • AACT has contracted with Dramatic Publishing Company to publish an anthology of the winning plays. Submission includes acceptance of publication in the anthology.
  • Productions will be publicized locally and nationally as World Premieres. Winning playwrights will be invited to travel to the respective Producing Theatres for a workshopping of the script with an AACT selected dramaturge and a performance. (Producing Theatres will provide some funding for travel.) See The Playwright Contract for more details on the workshop process.
  • Download Adjudication Process at bottom of this page

Please Note:

  • AACT and its associated contest judges will destroy all electronic script submissions after the close of the program.
  • The judges’ decisions are final.
  • Incomplete submissions will be ineligible for inclusion in the festival.

For questions about your submission, contact Susan Austin at newplayfest@aact.org or the AACT office at 817-732-3177.

AACT only accepts online scripts through our NewPlayFest cycle submission process.

Submit a Script for AACT NewPlayFest 2022  (open May 1-June 30, 2020)


Colour Away Covid
Call for entries

Colour Away Covid (CAC) is a mask design competition organized by high school/college students from schools in the UK, Hong Kong, Georgetown University and NYU.  This contest is an excellent opportunity for students all over the world to bring their ideas to life. Each participant is asked to submit a pattern design, and the winner will have their design printed.

Artists aged 12 to 18 are invited this summer to participate in a mask pattern design competition to raise awareness about the need to care for youth who lack access to quality masks, and to express their creativity through art. The winning design will be printed on 100,000 masks with a significant portion donated to communities in need, especially low-income or at-risk children returning to school. Colour Away Covid (CAC) has partnered with Zionburg, a manufacturer of surgical masks to convert a winning pattern idea to reality.


2020 Photo Review International Photography Competition

The Photo Review, a highly acclaimed critical journal of photography, is sponsoring its 36th annual photography competition with a difference. Instead of only installing an exhibit that would be seen by a limited number of people, The Photo Review will reproduce accepted entries in its 2020 competition issue and on its website. Thus, the accepted photographs will be seen by thousands of people all across the world and entrants will have a tangible benefit from the competition. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Plus numerous Editor’s Selections will be exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries. Check out additional prizes below and on the competition website.

Prizes include:

  • A $500 purchase prize from Haverford College
  • A $500 prize from Blue Flower
  • a Wacom Intuos tablet
  • an ioSafe Solo Hawk 1TB SSD portable drive
  • a 20″x24″ silver gelatin fiber print from Digital Silver Imaging
  • camera bags and backpacks from ThinkTank, Pelican, and Wandrd
  • a $200 gift certificate from Shades of Paper, a leading supplier of inkjet photo paper
  • a 24˝x50´roll of Museo Silver Rag
  • several Kodak Smile Digital Printers

Awards include:

  • Prizewinners exhibited at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
  • Accepted entries reproduced in The Photo Review journal and on our website
  • Editor’s Selections exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries

An entry fee of $35 for up to three prints or images and $8 for each additional image entitles all entrants to a copy of the full-color catalogue. In addition, all entrants will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $36, a 20% discount. (Higher rates apply for non-US subscribers.)

All entries must be received by June 15, 2020.

You can download contest rules and submit images on our 2020 Competition page. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Call for 2021 Site-Specific Artist Installations

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2021 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 17, 2020. For guidelines and to apply, visit www.easternstate.org/art.


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


Local Art Leagues

Funding opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally

Call for Artists & Photographers – $550.00 Innovate Grants

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit https://innovateartistgrants.org

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

Region: US & International


National Endowment for the Arts FY2021 Funding Guidelines Posted

Guidelines and application materials for four National Endowment for the Arts funding categories— Grants for Arts Projects, Challenge America, Creative Writing Fellowships, and Literature Fellowships for Translation Projects—are available on the Arts Endowment’s website. Grant applications previously submitted to the Art Works category will now be submitted to the Grants for Arts Projects category. The National Endowment for the Arts supports projects in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Click here for an online presentation that gives an overview of the National Endowment for the Arts’ funding opportunities.

The FY 2021 Grants for Arts Projects and Challenge America programs support projects taking place beginning in 2021. Click the links in each section below for guidelines and application materials.

Grants for Arts ProjectsApplication Deadline: July 9, 2020
These grants support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Cost share/matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.

Please note that while the National Endowment for the Arts welcomes applications for a variety of artistically excellent projects, we encourage projects that address any of the following activities below:

  • Celebrate America’s creativity and/or cultural heritage.
  • Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.
  • Enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.
  • In the spirit of White House Executive Orders that encourage federal agencies to engage with typically under-served constituencies, the National Endowment for the Arts encourages applications from:
    • Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
    • Tribal Colleges and Universities,
    • American Indian and Alaska Native tribes,
    • African American Serving Institutions,
    • Hispanic Serving Institutions,
    • Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and
    • Organizations that support the independence and lifelong inclusion of people with disabilities.

National Endowment for the Arts
Our Town

Grants for creative placemaking projects. Application Deadline: August 2020 (guidelines posted May 2020). Learn more

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


National Endowment for the Arts FY 2020 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 2020 Art Works and Challenge America programs support projects taking place beginning in 2020. Guidelines and application materials are in the Apply for a Grant section of the Arts Endowment website.

In addition, guidelines for fiscal year 2020 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

 

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. However, an increasing challenge is competing for the attention of audiences who are overwhelmed by technology and content in the media on a daily basis. Yet, even as resources and attention spans are limited, we must be prepared to not only confront these challenges —but also anticipate and prepare for them. NAMPC returns to Chicago in November 2020! Learn more


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.

Please check back in Fall 2020 for the application for the 2021-2023 cohort. Learn more


Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA)

DANA’s mission is to strengthen, enhance, and advance nonprofits and the sector in Delaware through advocacy, training, capacity building, and research. Please visit DANA’s calendar of events for upcoming classes and workshops.


Center for Nonprofit Advancement

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement promotes professional development for all staff members, board members and volunteers of an organization. We offer over 100 education classes a year covering topic areas such as board governance, finance, fundraising, HR support, leadership development, marketing, communications, technology and more. All classes are led by expert faculty members with experience working in the nonprofit sector. Please visit The Center for Nonprofit Advancement for more details.


New York Foundation for the Arts
#ArtistHotline

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) invites all artists and cultural institutions to join #ArtistHotline, an Artist’s Professional Development Day on Twitter, every third Wednesday of the month from 9:30AM – 5:30PM EST.

 

Residency opportunities in all artistic disciplines

Currently, there are no residency opportunities to post.

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.

 

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