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

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Center for Creative Arts (CCA), Yorklyn, Delaware
Executive Director

Summary Responsible for overseeing the day to day operations and long range strategic planning of the Center for the Creative Arts. Reports directly to the Board, oversees staff of 3 (1FT, 2PT) and volunteers of the organization, secures grants and other funding, prepares and monitors budgets and acts as a spokesperson and champion for the arts within our community. This is a full-time, salaried position which reports to the Board of Directors.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5-8 years of work experience relevant to the position, to include employment by an arts organization, non-profit corporation, or other for-profit entity – and including experience such as management, personnel supervision, program management, marketing, accounting and fund development
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college/university
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to create a cohesive work team with all sectors of the community, the Board of Directors and staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator
  • Demonstrated track record in soliciting and securing funding, including fundraising and grant-writing
  • Strong financial management ability, including budget development and fiscal management
  • Experience and expertise in marketing and public relations
  • Experience in event planning and execution
  • Ability to be entrepreneurial and adaptable; action-oriented and self-directed; energetic and creative with a positive attitude and strong passion for arts and culture
  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and competency in social media (Facebook)
  • Nurture a community of partnerships with teachers, students, Neighbors, business leaders, etc

Please send cover letter, current resume, three references that include name, address, phone number and email (references will not be contacted until after initial interview) to: CCAED19@gmail.com

The Center for the Creative Arts has been a community arts center for 38 years, located in Yorklyn, Delaware.  Our mission is to provide high quality visual and performing arts programs, events and exhibitions designed to nurture the creative spirit in people of all ages and abilities.  With an annual budget of approx. $500,000 and our own facility of 16,000 square feet we strive to develop programs and events that reflects community needs and supplements those provided by schools.


Christina Cultural Arts Center seeks an Executive Director

After 27 years as Executive Director of Christina Cultural Arts Center (CCAC), Raye Jones-Avery is stepping down to explore new professional opportunities. The organization’s Board of Directors has tasked a committee of community professionals to identify CCAC’s next dynamic leader.

Organizational Overview

Christina Cultural Arts Center, located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware, delivers the only comprehensive arts and education platform in the state. The organization serves over 2,700 youth and adults annually through creative development, cultural performances and community wellness programs.

Position Description

CCAC seeks a strategically oriented leader capable of guiding this vibrant, multifaceted institution to its next level of growth and impact. In alignment with the organization’s core mission – to make affordable arts, education, career pathways, gallery exhibitions and live performances accessible to youth and adults in a welcoming environment – this individual will provide the overarching vision to move the organization forward and fulfill its best role in a rapidly shifting political and social environment.

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2019.

Interested individuals should review the application directions below and are encouraged to share this position information with personal and professional networks.

Interested Applicants

Please submit resume or curriculum vitae along with a cover letter and sample of a funding proposal or program report written by the applicant to resume@amazingnonprofits.com. Submissions without writing samples will not be considered. Any questions should be directed to the above email.

Applications will be accepted beginning March 1, 2019 and close on March 31, 2019. Candidate selection will be made in mid-May. Please do not contact the organization directly.


Support Specialist
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

The Support Specialist supports and reports to the Director of Operations. The position also supports the work of the Financial Officer, the Grants and Operations Officer, and the Director of External Affairs, as well as performing certain general administrative functions for the Foundation.

Mid Atlantic Foundation Arts is a private nonprofit 501c3 grantmaking organization. As such, the Support Specialist supports the work of the staff responsible for accounting and financial reporting, management of grant awards after the award decision has been made, human resources and employee benefit administration, integrated database administration, computer networking, information technology, facilities administration, marketing, development, and information services. This position also participates in special projects as assigned.

For more details, please visit the website for a full job description.


Administration and Finance Manager
The Delaware Contemporary

The Administration and Finance Manager is part of the senior management team that is responsible for the operations of the Delaware Contemporary. Specifically, the Administration and Finance Manager is responsible for the areas of Finance and Accounting, Personnel Records, and Office Management. Working with the Executive Director and contracted controller, the position serves as advisor for the center’s financial policies and budgetary practices, ensuring The Delaware Contemporary remains compliant and aligned with all regulations and best practices.

The Administration and Finance Manager reports to the Executive Director, and in the area of Finance, keeps the Treasurer of the Board of Directors advised of the financial status of the Delaware Contemporary.

Full job description

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


Mt. Cuba seeks a Librarian & Archivist

This position will manage,develop and preserve Mt. Cuba Center’s Library and Archive Collections. The Librarian & Archivist utilizes collection resources to serve the information needs of Mt. Cuba Center and facilitate the preservation and utilization of non-living collections. This position will purchase materials, compile records, sort, shelve, issue, and receive library materials such as books, electronic media, pictures, and other digital documents of value. Additionally, this position will perform archival duties to preserve non-living collections of value.

Instructors

Mt. Cuba Center is seeking highly qualified instructors to teach classes at our botanical garden in Hockessin, DE. Classes can fall under one or more of the following categories: gardening, horticulture, landscape design, plant conservation, art, or wellness. Instructors with expertise in one of these specific fields and who teach with an ecological perspective are invited to apply online. These are contract positions.

Digital Marketing Assistant

The Digital Marketing Coordinator will create, schedule, and maintain content for Mt. Cuba Center’s digital marketing outlets (e-news, social media, website and event listings). This will involve collaboration across departments and within the Audience Development team.

Please apply via https://mtcubacenter.org/employment/

 


Delaware Theatre Company

Various part-time local positions available for the 2019-20 Season including Assistant Props Manager, Audio Engineer, Production Assistant, Production Associate, Run Crew, and Dresser. View opportunities


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.


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 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.


Volunteer Delaware

The goal of the State Office of Volunteerism is to help strengthen communities statewide through the promotion of volunteer opportunities, community support and networking opportunities. Over 900 community agencies are currently registered on the Volunteer Delaware Website offering a mixture of community service opportunities to over 14,000 registered volunteers. There is something here for everyone! We hope you enjoy exploring new and exciting volunteers opportunities for you, your family and your community. Learn more


Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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

 

The Delaware Contemporary
Education Intern

The Delaware Contemporary, a non-collecting art museum located on Wilmington’s Riverfront, is seeking a 20 hour per week Education Intern for an approximately 12 week internship. The Education Intern assists the Director of Education and Education Associate with administrative duties and research associated with varied and numerous education programs. The Education Intern is responsible for assistance with administrative duties, program documentation, and the marketing/communication of The Delaware Contemporary education programs to the public. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong interest in contemporary art and to those wishing to pursue a career in educational work.

Please email resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and writing sample to Director of Education,
Jennifer Polillo, at jpolillo@decontemporary.org

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 offers a tuition-free Boys Scholarship Dance Program for boys age 8 – 18 years old. Ballet enhances the participant’s athletic skills, strength, self-discipline, flexibility, mental focus, musicality, team work, and creativity. Classes include beginner through advanced levels of Men’s Technique.  Participants have performance opportunities in the Wilmington Ballet’s annual performance of The Nutcracker at the historic Playhouse on Rodney Square, the annual Spring Performance, and other productions throughout the year.

Students accepted into the program will be trained by faculty members of the academy led by Executive Artistic Director Ann Cole.  Acceptance into the program is by audition, although no prior dance experience is required.

Basic ballet technique building vocabulary, strength, and movement with an emphasis on working towards men’s ballet skills such as jumps, turns, presentation, and combinations. This class builds on basic ballet training learned in the other technique classes. While this class is boys only, students are also encouraged to enroll in other co-ed classes at no cost.  With progress, boys may also be instructed in partnering techniques

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

Please visit www.wilmingtonballet.org, email info@wilmingtonballet.org or call (302) 655-1004 to learn more.


Theater Auditions

Entries for the visual and literary arts

DART Launches Its 19th Annual Poster Contest

“DART To Your Destination, Using the DART Transit APP!” is the theme for DART’s 19th Annual Poster Contest.  Open to school-age children Grades 6 through 12, the contest is designed to encourage students to learn more about public transportation and its benefits, as well as the chance to see their artwork featured by DART in various advertisements, promotions, and/or displays.  With continuous improvement and growth of transit services statewide, DART uses this opportunity to inform and promote the advantages of using public transit.

Posters must be submitted by March 26, 2019 to:

DART Poster Contest
Marketing Dept.
119 Lower Beech Street
Wilmington, DE 19805

Prizes and certificates will be provided by DART and its business partners.

Interested schools are being asked to conduct the contest within the appropriate grade levels at the school, and forward the entries to DART for judging.  Individuals who wish to enter apart from their school may do so as long as they are in Grades 6 through 12.

For details and contest instructions, please call (302) 576-6016, or visit DART’s website at DartFirstState.com.


Urban Bike Project – Call for Artists

  1. Security grates for windows – we’d like to fabricate metal grates for our windows that are also works of art. Our thought was to make them out of bike parts, such as chain rings/gear cogs, but would be open to different ideas and designs. There are 6 windows sized approximately 16″ x 38″, 2 windows sized approximately 43″ x 66″, and one window sized approximately 30″ x 46″. The Challenge Program could fabricate the frames and mounting hardware if the artist prefers, but does not have to. We have funds available and can negotiate compensation based on scope of project.
  2. Illustrations for wall spaces – We’d like to utilize some larger wall surfaces to integrate art that speaks to our mission, the role of bikes in community, the site’s history, etc. This might take the form of a mural, signage, or other similar mediums. We have some funds available, negotiable depending on size of installation.
  3. Doors – We thought doors represented a good opportunity to integrate some pops of color and brand the space with our logo in some way, since most wall space will be more utilitarian and fairly neutral-colored. I was thinking along the lines of a graphic designer for this job.

No hard deadlines for the art projects, but the soft re-opening of the shop will take place in mid-April with the Grand Re-opening in mid-to-late May.

Contact Laura Wilburn, Executive Director of the Urban Bike Project for more details: wilburn.laura@gmail.com or (302) 740-4506 cell // (302) 300-4323 office


Rochester Contemporary Art Center – 6x6x2019
Call for Entries

You are invited to participate in the international small art phenomenon 6x6x2019! Last year we received over 6,700 artworks from around the world.  It’s completely free to participate, you can enter up to 3 artworks, the only stipulation is that they are 6 inches square. Entries are accepted now through April 14 (postmarked April 13).  Visit roco6x6.org for more information.


Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge

The National Endowment for the Arts is supporting the next generation of American songwriters. For the second year and in collaboration with the American Theatre Wing, the Arts Endowment is calling for applications from high school students to the agency’s Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge. This national program is for students with a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production and thewide range of musical styles represented in contemporary musical theater including hip-hop, rock, R&B, country, jazz, and more. Application is simple and can be completed online with a deadline of April 30, 2019 at midnight ET.
Follow the conversation on Twitter at #IWriteMusicals. Learn more


Rehoboth Art League
Call for Entries

2020 Solo and Group Exhibition Proposals
Eligible: All Artists
(Member and Non-Member) 
RAL Galleries

Prospectus

The Rehoboth Art League offers solo and group exhibitions to both member and non-member artists of the league. All proposals are presented to the Exhibitions Committee, which is composed of both fine art and fine craft artists, curators, collectors, and gallery directors.  This is a very competitive program as RAL can only accept a limited number of proposals each year. Artworks in any media will be reviewed.

Jurors
The Exhibitions Committee, Rehoboth Art League

Registration Fee: $20.00 (member and non-member)
Call Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2019  (5pm)
Notification: by Monday, September 2, 2019 (5pm)

For more details, visit Rehoboth Art League’s Call for Entries page.

A Members’ Showcase Exhibition
Dates: May 10 – June 9, 2019

Theme: Artwork, through a depiction of quiet solitude or areas less-traveled, can often transport viewers to another place. We invite RAL member applicants to this exhibition to share their own renditions of a secret place, whether it be a remote landscape or a favorite locale that evokes creative energy. This exhibition runs for approximately four weeks, and is the first show for the Homestead’s season opening. Artists may replace sold works throughout the exhibition.
Submission Fee: 20.00 dollars for up to three submissions
Eligibility: Artists must be current members of the Rehoboth Art League. Your membership must be active through the last day of the exhibition.

IMPORTANT DATES
Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5pm
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, April 8, 2019 by 5pm
Delivery of Works (if accepted): April 9 – April 26, 2019, to the Corkran Gallery, RAL
Opening Reception: Friday, May 10, 5-7pm
Juror: Joseph Terrone

46th Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

When: August 3-4 & 10-11, 2019
Where: The Rehoboth Art League Campus
Times: Saturdays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sundays from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Rain or Shine!

Located in the Delaware Beach resort area, the Rehoboth Art League’s (RAL’s) two weekend annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show draws local discerning collectors as well as those from the Baltimore-Washington, Philadelphia and New York City areas. The wooded historic campus of over 3.5 acres draws over six thousand patrons for this event, many who are returning patrons eager to see their favorite artist’s new works.  Adult show patrons pay a $5 entry fee good for both days of a single weekend. The RAL provides free shuttle service for all four show days from two locations off of busy Route 1. Show advertising is placed in regional magazines, newspapers, and radio. Direct mail, social media, Chamber and Tourism event calendars feature the show as a signature event in the Coastal Delaware region.

Prior to submitting your application we encourage you to read the 2019 Participating Artists Form, which profiles the site and explains unique considerations for set up/tear down, and explains show operations in the residential neighborhood of Henlopen Acres.

IMPORTANT DATES
Artist submission deadline: April 1, 2019
Acceptance notification (by email): May 1, 2019
Booth and housing fees due: June 1, 2019
Housing and parking details communicated: July 30, 2019
Weekend One dates: August 3-4 (Early Set-up August 1-2)
Weekend Two dates: August 10-11 (Early Set-up August 8-9)
Late Breakdown: Monday, August 12, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Sunspot Literary Journal: Three Opportunities

  1. A Single Word Writing Contest (Ends 3/31/19)
  2. 100 Bucks for 100 Words (Ends 6/30/19)
  3. Open call for fiction and nonfiction up to 29,000 words, and for poetry up to 120 pages. (Ends 5/31/19)

A Single Word Writing Contest
Contest focused on a single incendiary word offering publication and cash prize. All categories of fiction and nonfiction accepted.

All submissions for this contest will be compiled for a special edition of Sunspot Literary Journal.First place winners and two runners-up from each category will be published in summer of 2019.

All first-place winners will be considered for a cash award. The best of the best will receive $50.

Deadline: March 31, 2019.
Entry fee: $5

100 Bucks for 100 Words

Microfiction, micro essay, micro memoir, short poem, micro script, micro screenplay…if it’s 100 words or less, it might be worth $100. No restrictions on theme or category.
First place winners and finalists in various prose categories will be published in a special edition. A byline and bio will be included, and select pieces will receive special attention on the website.
Enter as many times as you like. One piece per submission. Pieces must be unpublished except on a personal blog or website. Simultaneous submissions accepted; please withdraw your submission if the work is published elsewhere before the contest ends. Work can have won other awards that do not include publication without being disqualified. Cash award of $100 goes to the best piece.

Open: March 1, 2019
Deadline: June 30, 2019
Fee: $5

Open call for fiction and nonfiction up to 29,000 words, and for poetry up to 120 pages.

Sunspot Literary Journal speaks truth to power through the power of words and art. The name derives from areas of lower temperatures on the sun’s surface. Because of the brilliance surrounding these areas, sunspots are not visible to the naked eye, just like the celebrity rehab stories that drown out unique and creative work.

Launched in January 2019, the journal is dedicated to hearing every voice. Writing and art that is thoughtful, evocative, and created with exceptional skill fill the pages. The authors and artists supported by the journal might not be social media influencers, but they still have something to say.

Publisher Laine Cunningham has worked in the industry for over twenty years. As an award-winning writer, ghostwriter, and consultant, she taught for the Loft Literary Center and was a regional liaison for the National Writers Union. She is often approached by authors desperate to break free from stereotypes applied by publishers and literary agents.

After following the VIDA Count, which quantifies the dismal state of diversity in the publishing industry, Cunningham produced Writing While Female or Black or Gay. Although the book helps underserved voices succeed, even that wasn’t enough. She launched Sunspot Literary Journal to support authors and artists from every background.

The contests run by the journal will tie into that mission. One will focus on novels while another will push microfiction to its extreme. The inaugural prose contest is indicative of Cunningham’s approach. The theme revolves around a single word that has become weaponized in modern society. The word’s impact is so potent that contest listings refer authors to the website to view the word.
Another critical part of Sunspot’s approach is publication of long-form works. Authors can submit poetry up to 120 pages in length while prose can run up to 29,000 words. Some of the most important poetry ever written is long. Financial considerations also mean that fewer journals are able to publish long-form prose. Sunspot will provide an important avenue for these significant forms.

The journal produces four digital-only quarterly editions per year. These editions are free to the website’s visitors and will be distributed through a monthly newsletter that will launch this summer. The digital editions will include visual art, photography, video stills, and graphic novel frames.

The first year, Sunspot will produce one print volume by blending select pieces from the digital editions with new work. Barring solar flares, the number of print editions will increase in 2020. Special editions will publish contest winners as well as a number of finalists. All contests offer publication, a byline, and cash payments. The prizes will grow as more funding becomes available.

The journal is produced by Sun Dogs Creations out of Hillsborough, NC, USA. Cunningham serves as the senior editor, and several volunteers are helping with administrative tasks. The print edition’s designer is Angel Leya, an author who magically manages to write while chasing her young children around the house.

Website: www.SunspotLit.com
Submittable portal: https://sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit
Digital editions: Free
Print edition: $25 plus shipping, or $25 with US shipping included via the Submittable portal.


Congregation Beth Emeth Art Gallery

Congregation Beth Emeth Art Gallery seeks artists for monthly exhibitions February through December 2019. Beth Emeth is a Reform Synagogue located at 300 West Lea Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19802. To apply, send 2-3 jpgs of your work, a link to your website, or the link to your page in the Delaware Division of the Arts Artist Roster to Riva Brown, Gallery Director, at riva@livingletters.biz. If you have a preference for dates, please note. More information.


Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Call for 2020 Site-Specific Artist Installations

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2020 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 12, 2019. For guidelines and to apply, visit www.easternstate.org/art.


Newark Arts Alliance
2019 Call for Entries

The Newark Arts Alliance has several call for entries listed on the website.  Please click the link for more information.  NAA 2019 Exhibition Schedule


Local Art Leagues

Funding opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally

Opportunity Quick Links

  • Grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to support Folk Arts Apprenticeships are now available. Folk Arts Apprenticeship grants encourage cultural communities to pass on traditional art forms by providing stipends to master folk artists who help apprentices develop important skills. Program guidelines and application information for Fiscal Year 2020 grants are posted on the State Arts Council’s website. Deadline: April 4, 2019.
  • The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund is accepting applications for the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers, and the Howard Chapnick Grant.These grants support documentary photographers or individuals who work in related fields that reinforce the impact of photojournalism. Deadline: April 20, 2019.
  • The J.M. Kaplan Fund is accepting applications for the 2019 J.M.K. Innovation Prize. Grants will be awarded to ten early-stage innovators helming creative projects that stand to benefit numerous individuals, communities, and/or sectors. Guidelines and application instructions are posted on this page. Application for the prize is a two-step process, with initial applications due by April 30, 2019.

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


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Launches Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network 
First Tours Will Begin in Spring 2019

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has announced the launch of the Folk and Traditional Arts Touring Network (FTAN). FTAN is a presenter based membership network designed to bolster the presentation of folk and traditional arts in the region through public performances and multi-day community residencies. FTAN strengthens MAAF’s mission of advancing arts access and participation while providing artists and practitioners with new opportunities. The program is made possible through the generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Starting in the fall of 2018, new members will be selected on an annual basis through an open, competitive selection process. Mid-Atlantic region (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, USVI, VA, and WV) non-profit presenters are eligible to participate in the program. FTAN prioritizes participation by presenters that work in and with communities underserved by the arts. Once selected, membership in the program is ongoing contingent upon meeting annual participation requirements.

MAAF has partnered with the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) to facilitate collaborative planning between FTAN members and touring artists and tradition bearers. NCTA will provide both artists and members with administrative tour support.

Contact:

Karen Newell
Director, External Affairs
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
karen@midatlanticarts.org
410.539.6656 x104


National Endowment for the Arts FY 2019 Funding Guidelines

Guidelines and application materials for three National Endowment for the Arts funding categories—Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowships—have posted on the NEA’s website.

The fiscal year 2019 Art Works and Challenge America programs support projects taking place beginning in 2019. Guidelines and application materials are in the Apply for a Grant section of the 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

Fellowships for Community-engaged Artists and Architects

The Enterprise Rose Fellowship has 8 opportunities open for the 2019-2021 fellowship class, with an April 14 application deadline.

The Enterprise Rose Fellowship partners community-engaged artists and architects with local community development organizations to facilitate an inclusive approach to development that results in equitable, healthy, resilient communities. As a full-time staff member of their host organization, fellows integrate design processes, artistic practices, community engagement principles, and creativity into development projects and the organization overall. Fellows learn first-hand the dynamics, challenges, and potential of mission-driven community development, while joining a growing network of passionate and talented creative practitioners who are continuously changing what is possible in the field. 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.

The application for the 2020-2022 Fellowship will be available in Fall 2019. Learn more


Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA)

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


Center for Nonprofit Advancement

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


New York Foundation for the Arts
#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

Halcyon House Residency Opportunity

Halcyon House is excited to announce that we have launched the application for the 2019-2020 Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship. This marks the beginning of our search for our third cohort of socially engaged and civic minded artist. The application deadline is April 4th.

The Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship is a nine-month residential program based in Washington, DC that supports emerging artists who create work rooted in social change. The fellowship provides space, time and access for emerging creative leaders who are working to promote meaningful social impact through their work.

The program accepts six national and international fellows as well as two Washington, DC-based fellows. Artist are provided with:

  • Dedicated studio space & housing
  • Social impact curriculum & entrepreneurship training
  • Civic engagement opportunities
  • Mentorship, studio visits and critiques
  • Competitive living and materials stipend

In addition, the fellows are given the opportunity to participate in our city-wide arts and dialogue festival, By the People, alongside internationally recognized artist such as Nick Cave.

We encourage artist of any medium to apply, our main focus is that they have an interest in civic or social engagement.

You can find additional information about the program at https://halcyonhouse.org/arts-lab/apply and the application at https://halcyon.submittable.com/submit/134637/halcyon-arts-lab-fellowship-2019-2020. The application deadline is April 4th.


Hungarian Multicultural Center

The Hungarian Multicultural Center, Inc. (HMC) is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit corporation, founded in 1990.  HMC’s mission is to bridge cultural, geographic, and linguistic divides by bringing people together through the arts in order to foster a greater understanding of world cultures.

The HMC’s cultural programs are film screening, concerts, workshops, seminars, exhibitions, video, festivals and artists’ residencies.

The International Artist-in-Residency Program was founded in 1995.  HMC offers a unique opportunity for artists chosen from around the world: the opportunity to reside and work as a resident artist in an atmosphere designed to stimulate personal vision and encourage new and exciting artistic expressions.

It is neither a school nor an artist`s colony. It does, however, offer an opportunity for professional artists to explore their full creative potential.

Residencies and exhibitions are yet another way to bring the contemporary art and artists featured in the series directly to local communities and audiences. Providing an opportunity to interact with new work and new ideas, residencies can initiate important conversations and create forums for further public dialogue.

Facilitating connections between artists and different communities can deepen the conversations started in the broadcast series. Involving the artists directly in outreach is an important aspect of the HMC series.

For more information you can contact Beata Szechy, HMC, Director, at bszechy@yahoo.com


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 Director of Education: lshaffer@decontemporary.org 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.


CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

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


The Performing Arts Exchange (PAE)

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


CodaWorx RFP Listings

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


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