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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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The Delaware Art Museum

Manager of Communications and Storytelling

Stories are the heart of the Delaware Art Museum’s work. Behind every object in our collection, every program and community initiative, and every exhibition is a fascinating story waiting to be told.

The Museum’s newly created Manager of Communications and Storytelling will go beyond traditional communications and PR tactics to find and tell stories that connect our audiences with the Museum’s important work. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer who is intellectually curious, passionate about grassroots change, and has the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a wide-range of individuals—from curators and critics, to community organizers and politicians.

A background in communications and demonstrated writing ability is required. Managerial experience and knowledge of the Wilmington and Delaware community is strongly preferred. Knowledge of art and art history is a plus.

We invite you to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@Delart.org. To learn more about the Delaware Art Museum, please visit our website at www.delart.org/about/opportunities.

The Delaware Art Museum is committed to inclusivity and encourages qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply. Delaware Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

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

  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Immanuel Church, Highlands, 2400 W. 17th St.
  • Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Christ Church Christiana Hundred
  • 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 piffaro.org.
215-235-8469shannon@piffaro.org

 


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 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 catalogue 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.


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 jesterartspace.org. Email us at jesterartspace@gmail.com.

 

Auditions for the performing arts

Smyrna Singers

We invite you to join the Smyrna Singers, a community choir at the Smyrna Opera House for ages 12 and up!  Prior choir experience preferred, but not required.

Cost – $20, which includes a membership in the Smyrna Opera House

Rehearsals – Every Thursday beginning September 14th through December 7th, 7-8:30pm

Performance – A December performance will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:00pm

Directed by: Andrea Davis
Accompanied by: Kathy Castro

To join, please call 302-653-4236 or visit the Smyrna Opera House Box Office, Tues.-Fri. 10am-3pm. The Smyrna Opera House is located at 7 West South St. Smyrna, DE.

Emily Cummings
Communications Manager
Smyrna Opera House
7 W. South Street
P.O. Box 611
Smyrna, DE 19977-0611
302-653-4236
www.smyrnaoperahouse.org


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 wilmingtonballet@yahoo.com or call (302) 655-1004 to learn more.

Entries for the visual and literary arts

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.

The Member Gallery Shop

The Gallery Shop wants your art for our busy holiday shopping season! Inexpensive to moderately-prices items are best-sellers this time of year. Please bring in your items to the NAA by Saturday, November 18 as the committee is meeting early to stock the shop.

The Gallery Shop Guidelines and Inventory Form are available on our website. You must be an NAA member to submit items for the shop.

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!


Applications are now being accepted for the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge

In case you haven’t heard, the Songwriting Challenge is a national songwriting competition open to high school students who have a passion for writing songs of any musical style that could be part of a musical theater production. The Challenge offers six semi-finalists mentorship opportunities with professional songwriters and musicians during an intense weekend workshop in New York City in April. At the end of that weekend, the performance of the students’ songs by those musicians and singers will be judged by a panel of esteemed musical theater artists as the final competition and webcast live. One of the six will be selected as the national champion and finalists will be awarded scholarships.

For additional guidelines, timing, and details please visit our application portal. Students can also find additional video resources to watch and utilize as inspiration when applying.

Click here for more information on how to apply!

The Songwriting Challenge is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, partnering with the American Theatre Wing and in collaboration with Playbill, Inc. and Disney Theatrical Productions.

Please help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity for our young artists. To make sharing this information easier, we’ve created a downloadable poster (11X14).

If you have any questions, please contact Interim Director of Programs at the American Theatre Wing, Megan Kolb at megan@thewing.org. (If you have a specific question regarding filling out the application please email songwritingchallenge@americantheatrewing.org).

 


Center for Fine Art Photography C4FAP

The Center for Fine Art Photography is excited to announce our newest open Call for Entries, Portfolio ShowCase 11 International Photography Call for Entry and Award. This is an open theme and we are asking for 12 image portfolios of work.

OPEN THEME | Portfolio ShowCase 11
Each submitted portfolio is evaluated as a cohesive body of work. One artist will be selected to receive the $1,000 ShowCase Award and be offered a solo exhibition at C4FAP. Ten photographers will be chosen to have their twelve-image portfolios published in the Center’s annual Portfolio ShowCase publication. There will be an accompanying online exhibition with links to artist’s websites. In addition, two selected images from each artist will be exhibited at The Center for Fine Art Photography in the Portfolio ShowCase Group Exhibition.

JUROR | Cathy Kimball
Cathy Kimball is the Executive Director of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and is responsible for artistic programming. During her 17-year tenure at the ICA, she has implemented a number of new programs including “NextNew,” which focuses on emerging artists. Kimball came to the ICA from the San Jose Museum of Art where she served as Curator for four years.



Here is the information at a glance



Organization: The Center for Fine Art Photography
Title: Portfolio ShowCase 11 International Photography Call for Entry and Award
Juror: Cathy Kimball

IMPORTANT DATES
Entries Due: November 29, 2017
Notice Of Acceptance:  January 6, 2018
Group Exhibition Dates: TBA, 2018
Public + Artists’ Reception: TBA, 2018

Call for Entry Page: http://bit.ly/PSEleven
Home Page: http://www.c4fap.org

SOCIAL MEDIA AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Facebook: https://facebook.com/c4fap
Twitter: @C4FAP
Instagram: @TheC4FAP
Organization Hashtag: #C4FAP
C4FAP Email Address: coordinator@c4fap.org
C4FAP Phone: 970-224-1010


Landscapes Call for Entry at The Center for Fine Art Photography

Theme | Landscapes

All types of photographic processes are eligible for this exhibition.

ARTIST HONORS AND AWARDS

All selected artists’ work is exhibited in our Main 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.

JUROR’S AWARD: $400

DIRECTOR’S AWARD: $200

HONORABLE MENTIONS

ARTIST IMMERSION SATURDAY

Artists can opt to join us for Saturday morning individual portfolio reviews with our Executive Director. Saturday afternoon there is a private artist portfolio share where the artists are given the opportunity to discuss their work, receive feedback and professional development advice. Free for members, $40 for non-members.

JUROR | Allie Haeusslein

Allie Haeusslein is the Associate Director of Pier 24 Photography in San Francisco. She is involved in all facets of the organization’s operations including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. Haeusslein has written for several artist monographs and contributes to publications such as Art21 Magazine and Aperture. In 2017, she curated the central exhibition at the inaugural edition of PHOTOFAIRS SF, focusing on contemporary approaches to the Western landscape by photographers based primarily in California and the Pacific Northwest.

SUBMISSION | ENTRY FEE MEMBERS | $24 for the three images.

NON-MEMBERS | $38 for the first three images.

ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $7 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.

Image Upload Guidelines

All images are securely submitted online via our website. To submit images visit our home page, create a free account or Login to your existing account to begin. Further instructions are available in the Calls for Entry Section of our website.

IMPORTANT DATES

Entries Due | December 13, 2017

Notice Of Acceptance | January 17, 2017

Exhibition Dates | May 18 – June 16, 2018

Public + Artists’ Reception | TBD, 2018

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

Exhibit Prints: In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and presented image for gallery exhibition. The Center recognizes that some work is non-traditional and the presentation type is integral to the work. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional, professional, printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.

Acceptance Notice: Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of which images were accepted. Accepted images will be posted on the Center’s website.

USE RIGHTS: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit.

Questions?

Visit: http://www.c4fap.org | Email: coordinator@c4fap.org 970.224.1010

Gallery is closed Sunday and Monday

Bitty Link:   http://bit.ly/landscapes2018


Local Art Leagues

Funding opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally

Delaware Division of the Arts Grant Application Deadlines

For details on each deadline and requirements, please refer to the grants pages for arts organizations, community based organizations, schools, and artists.


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.

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation
BECOME A HOST SITE:  
Meet the Filmmakers, Present the Films, Engage your Community

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s On Screen/In Person program tours independent American filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region to screen their recent work, increase access, and deepen appreciation for film through direct audience engagement.

Want to Get Involved? Regional nonprofit venues and arts organizations can participate in the On Screen/In Person program by serving as host sites for the touring filmmakers through a partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. By organizing and managing the call for film submissions and consolidating administrative and travel costs, On Screen/In Person seeks to deliver the best in independent filmmaking to mid-Atlantic arts organizations seeking high-quality, cost-effective programming options.

In exchange for a program participation fee, host sites receive:

  • Six public film screenings and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers
  • At least six opportunities for community engagement events with the filmmakers
  • A $2,400 grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation to pay filmmakers stipends
  • Full tour management, administration of film review process, and travel arrangements coordinated by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation staff
  • Branded marketing tools and promotional materials for each film

To learn more about the program, eligibility requirements, and connect to the online application, please visit the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website (link opens in a new window).

The deadline to apply is November 20, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. 

Questions? Contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at Kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.


CERF+

Artists “Get Ready” Grants help artists working in craft disciplines safeguard their studios, protect their careers + prepare for emergencies. Up to 10 grants ($500 for individual artists and $1,500 for groups of artists) will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible artists towards the purchase of goods or services that will have a direct impact on increasing career + emergency readiness. Full grant guidelines and application are available here.

    • Business Protection –inventory software, business continuity planning, creating secure business record-keeping systems
    • Studio Safeguards – safety equipment, improvements to studio health and safety, purchasing safer materials and supplies
    • Emergency + Disaster Readiness emergency tools, supplies and equipment, studio upgrades to reduce disaster risk, theft protection measures
    • Career Protection – legacy or estate planning, financial planning services, documentation or digitization of artwork and/or related records, legal counsel, enrolling in a professional development course or workshop.

APPLY NOW

CERF+
535 Stone Cutters Way
Suite 202
Montpelier, VT 05602
802-229-2306
www.cerfplus.org
info@cerfplus.org


Delaware Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

The Delaware Writing Region will recognize students with Honorable Mentions, Silver Key,  Gold Key or American Voices (Best in Region). http://www.artandwriting.org/affiliate/DE001W/

      • December 15, 2017: Deadline for Delaware Region
      • January 20, 2018:  Delaware results on Facebook (Delaware Scholastic Writing Awards) & email
      • February 10, 2018: Delaware Scholastic Art & Writing Awards ceremony, Delaware State University
      • Request additional posters, postcards and support at writingawardsde@gmail.com

Some of the scholarship opportunities for 2018

      • Civic Expression Award for Work Demonstrating Civic Knowledge and Skills $1,000 scholarship for 6 students
      • New York Life Award for Work Dealing With Grief and Bereavement  $1,000 scholarship for 6 students
      • The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon  $1,000 scholarship for 3 students

Best-in-Grade Award $500 scholarships for 24 students and $250 for educators whose student(s) receive Best-in-Grade

Senior portfolio gold medalists are eligible for a $10,000 scholarship.


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/


Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
Grants for Women Artists

The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund gives encouragement and grants to individual feminists in the arts, specifically writers and visual artists, in the United States and Canada. Grants of up $1,500 will be awarded to women poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, visual artists, and mixed-genre (illustration and text) artists whose work in some way focuses on women. Priority will be given to projects that have been initiated or are well under way and for which the artist has substantial work to show.

January 1 – January 31, 2018  for Visual Art, Fiction and Mixed Genre via Submittable. These applications have a $25 fee, payable by credit card or PayPal


 

Professional development for organizations and individuals

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

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center

Call for Artists in Residence, Summer 2018

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

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

To apply for a  residency, please send your resumé/CV, statement/proposal and digital image (jpegs) or slide portfolio (up to 10 images) to info@carvingstudio.org or The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777.  Application deadline is January 26, 2018.

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

636 Marble Street, P.O. Box 495

West Rutland, VT 05777

802.438.2097, fax- 802.438.2020

info@carvingstudio.org

www.carvingstudio.org

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

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.


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) is pleased to announce the inaugural round of the Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Award. Named after MAAF’s Executive Director from 1994-2017, the Alan Cooper Award honors an arts leader who has impacted the arts sector in meaningful ways including creating model programs, developing innovative partnerships, and embodying dedication to the arts and diverse artistic expression. Though not necessary for nomination, MAAF is interested in recognizing an arts leader who has made significant contributions via public-private partnerships or in international cultural exchange.

Nominations are being accepted through December 15, 2017. Eligible nominees will have demonstrated impactful leadership in the arts within MAAF’s nine state region of DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, USVI, VA, or WV. For more information please go to http://www.midatlanticarts.org/grants-programs/alan-cooper-leadership-in-the-arts-award/

The first awardee will be selected in spring 2018 and be recognized at the May 2018 MAAF board meeting.  In addition to the acknowledgement event, the awardee will receive a cash honorarium of $2,500.

For more information, please contact Adam Plantz at adamp@midatlanticarts.org or via telephone at 410.539.6656 x102.


Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation
BECOME A HOST SITE:  
Meet the Filmmakers, Present the Films, Engage your Community

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s On Screen/In Person program tours independent American filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region to screen their recent work, increase access, and deepen appreciation for film through direct audience engagement.

Want to Get Involved? Regional nonprofit venues and arts organizations can participate in the On Screen/In Person program by serving as host sites for the touring filmmakers through a partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. By organizing and managing the call for film submissions and consolidating administrative and travel costs, On Screen/In Person seeks to deliver the best in independent filmmaking to mid-Atlantic arts organizations seeking high-quality, cost-effective programming options.

In exchange for a program participation fee, host sites receive:

  • Six public film screenings and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers
  • At least six opportunities for community engagement events with the filmmakers
  • A $2,400 grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation to pay filmmakers stipends
  • Full tour management, administration of film review process, and travel arrangements coordinated by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation staff
  • Branded marketing tools and promotional materials for each film

To learn more about the program, eligibility requirements, and connect to the online application, please visit the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website (link opens in a new window).

The deadline to apply is November 20, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. 

Questions? Contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at Kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.


TransCultural Exchange

TransCultural Exchange produces a biennale International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts exclusively devoted to artists.

These Conferences are the only of their kind, bringing together hundreds of international artists, residency directors, arts teachers, administrators, biennale organizers, cultural attachés, high-level critics, curators and grant makers.

They are, according to past student attendees, the missing link between academia and a real-world art practice. And, for more established artists, they are an essential forum for networking with their peers around the globe:

“. . TransCultural Exchange[’s] Conference on International Opportunities was the single most exciting and productive art event that I have ever experienced. . . it was a fully interactive conference structure that provided a limitless number of opportunities for artists to meet and exchange ideas with residency directors, museum curators, and other artists and arts professionals. As a result, I was invited to participate in two international residencies and three exhibitions.”

To be affordable for artists, registration is the lowest of any comparable conference, starting (with a group rate) at $175 for all 3 Conference days. The price for students is even more drastically reduced – starting at $95. Accommodations are also available at the local 4-star hostel (for $25/night, including breakfast) and Hilton (for $119/night for rooms with 2 double beds).

With more than 100 speakers from nearly 40 nations – from as far away as Japan, Australia and Cameroon and as close as Europe, Canada and South America – the ratio of attendees to speakers is nearly 3:1, making this is an ideal chance to meet such presenters as the curator of the State Department’s Art in Embassy’s program Sarah Tanguy, the Resident Director of the MacDowell Colony David Macy and the director of the Swiss artists-in-labs program Irène Hediger, among many others.

Registration Deadline: December 20, 2017


Applications are now being accepted for the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge

In case you haven’t heard, the Songwriting Challenge is a national songwriting competition open to high school students who have a passion for writing songs of any musical style that could be part of a musical theater production. The Challenge offers six semi-finalists mentorship opportunities with professional songwriters and musicians during an intense weekend workshop in New York City in April. At the end of that weekend, the performance of the students’ songs by those musicians and singers will be judged by a panel of esteemed musical theater artists as the final competition and webcast live. One of the six will be selected as the national champion and finalists will be awarded scholarships.

For additional guidelines, timing, and details please visit our application portal. Students can also find additional video resources to watch and utilize as inspiration when applying.

Click here for more information on how to apply!

The Songwriting Challenge is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, partnering with the American Theatre Wing and in collaboration with Playbill, Inc. and Disney Theatrical Productions.

Please help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity for our young artists. To make sharing this information easier, we’ve created a downloadable poster (11X14).

If you have any questions, please contact Interim Director of Programs at the American Theatre Wing, Megan Kolb at megan@thewing.org. (If you have a specific question regarding filling out the application please email songwritingchallenge@americantheatrewing.org).

 


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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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