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This list includes a variety of opportunities for artists, arts administrators, arts educators, arts volunteers and others interested in the arts. Please note that this is not an arts events calendar. (CLICK HERE for a list of arts events calendars.)

E-Opps is updated on the first Tuesday of each month. We encourage submissions from artists and organizations throughout New Hampshire and beyond. Please send a brief description of your appropriate opportunity to by the 15th of the month prior to the opportunity’s deadline if you would like it considered for listing.

We also encourage you to post your opportunity on the Arts Council’s Facebook page, especially if you cannot meet the deadline for inclusion in E-Opps.

Inclusion in this listing does not imply endorsement by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

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Show, Venue and Location Notes Audition Date For more information
Something Wonderful I Missed;
Not Your Mom's Musical Theatre at the Derry Opera House;
Singers: 2 contrasting songs, short dialogue, resume

Emcees: Be prepared to read from script; short comedic monologue welcomed, bring resume
January 7, 2015;
6:30-8 p.m.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow;
NH Theatre Factory;
Derry, NH

Ages 8-19.

No material needs to be prepared, but auditions include reading from script as well as learning and performing a short musical selection and a short dance.

January 10, 2015;
4-6 p.m.

January 12, 2015;
6-8 p.m.
NH Professional Theatre Association Auditions and Job Fair Audition for more than a dozen NH professional theatres.

Job Fair section available for those interested in non-performing roles.
February 28, 2015

February 14, 2015

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information
NinjaEssays Writing Contest 800-1000 word essay; specific topics listed on website January 15, 2015
The National Writing Project in New Hampshire Drama, fiction, non-fiction, poetry January 16, 2015
Sweet Tooth:
A celebration of the best part of every meal
Functional or sculptural handmade serving ware, and 2-D works of art January 26, 2015
Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor Fiction and creative non-fiction January 31, 2015
Wandering Curves: The Curve Changes Everything Photography February 15, 2015!wandering-curves
Poetry Born from Music Poetry by NH poets February 16, 2015
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award Series Novel, short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry February 28, 2015
2015 NH High School Art Competition: "Celebrating Flight" 2D and 3D March 4-6, 2015
Scholarship Essay Contest "Why do the arts need to be in society?" For students enrolled in 12th grade in New Hampshire March 15, 2015
Force of Nature: Exploring the Power of the Feminine All visual art media, open to all U.S. artists March 30, 2015

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Grants, Funding & Awards
Organization/s Deadline For more information
The Awesome Foundation
Boston chapter ongoing
Community Action Seed Grants
Do Something ongoing
Community Facility Grants
USDA / Vermont and New Hampshire ongoing
Creative Grants
deviantART ongoing
National Theater Project Presentation Travel Grant
New England Foundation for the Arts ongoing
Thriving Cultures Program Grants
Surdna Foundation ongoing
New England Presenter Travel Fund
New England Foundation for the Arts rolling; application due one calendar month or more prior to the departure date of the proposed trip
Promoting Cultural Literacy Through Music
American Music Abroad January 9, 2015
Arts Connecting Community Artist Grant
Pentucket Arts Foundation January 31, 2015
Expeditions Tour Planning Grant
New England Foundation for the Arts February 18, 2015
Art Works

National Endowment for the Arts February 19, 2015

(webinar scheduled for January 21, 2015; 3 p.m.)
National Project Grants
(for professional nonprofit dance, jazz and theatre)
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation February 27, 2015
New Jazz Works
Chamber Music America March 6, 2015
Classical Commissioning Program
Chamber Music America March 20, 2015
Grants to increase community artistic and athletic opportunities Rock On Foundation March 31, 2015
Challenge America National Endowment for the Arts April 16, 2015
Arthur Flagler Fultz Award
American Music Therapy Association May 8, 2015
Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant
Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals June 22, 2015

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Jobs, Residencies, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Organization / Location Deadline to apply For more information
Hip-hop artist educators for international exchange program
Next Level;
East Africa, Central America, and Southeast Asia
January 12, 2015
Producing Artistic Director
Andy's Summer Playhouse;
Wilton, NH
January 15, 2015
Executive Director
League of NH Craftsmen;
Concord, NH
February 21, 2015
Artistic Director
Boston Jewish Film Festival;
Boston, MA
February 16, 2015
Executive Director
Woodman Institute;
Dover, NH
until filled
Gallery Curator
3S Artspace;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Operations Manager
Prescott Park Arts Festival;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Performing Arts Media Assistant (part-time)
The Institute of Contemporary Art;
Boston, MA
until filled
"Creative Aging" Artist Roster
Lifetime Arts;
national program

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Professional Development: Conferences, Webinars, Workshops, etc.
Name Focus Date For more information
NH Writers Project Critique Partner Match Matches writers seeking critique partners.

Suggested meeting schedule: 4 times in a 4-month period
Teaching the Art of Writing: Combine Creativity & Rigor to Address the Common Core Several 1- and 2-day workshops at UNH-Durham January 2015
Five Hottest Topics Businesses Fear About Facebook and Social Media! AND How to Overcome Them... • Defining your Facebook marketing strategy – what/who/when
• Anatomy of a business page and how to optimize it for search
• What stories should you tell (aka which content to share
• More...
January 9, 2015;
10-11 a.m.
NH Grants Institute 3-day seminar. Covers grant writing from research to writing to stewarding funder relationships. January 12-14, 2015
Chamber Music America's National Conference Panels, workshops, performances, exhibits, networking January 15-18, 2015
How to Price Your Artwork Learn the basics about pricing. January 20, 2015;
6-8 p.m.
Public Arts Grant Workshop Learn about various public art funding opportunities and get tips from experts. January 21, 2015;
1-3 p.m.
Lights! Camera! Action! - 20th Annual Integrated Arts Conference Creating, Performing, Responding and Connecting through the Arts January 23, 2015
Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Creative Aging Week-long training focuses on the role of the arts in creative aging.

March 10-15, 2015
Creating Long-Lasting Digital Prints (webinar) Staff and volunteers working with cultural heritage collections are encouraged to attend, as are private artists and commercial photographers. March 31, 2015;
2-4 p.m.
Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) 2015

Currently seeking workshop proposals.

CCX is a peer-to-peer exchange of the strategies used in successful creative economy initiatives around New England.

June 2-3, 2015

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Requests for Proposals
Project; Location Notes Deadline For more information
U.S. General Services Administration:
Art in Architecture Program Registry
Oversees the commissioning of artworks for new federal buildings nationwide. ongoing
Wildcat Sculpture;
Chico, CA
Larger than life-size Wildcat sculpture with base to be installed outdoors. February 9, 2015
Entry Monument Signs;
Indio, CA
Outdoor sculpture. February 17, 2015
Hawthorne Park/Interstate 5 Viaduct Pillar Art Project;
Medford, OR
Outdoor art. February 27, 2015
Philadelphia Convention Center;
Philadelphia, PA
Artwork appropriate and able to withstand long-term exhibition in the Convention Center, including, but not limited to: paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, furniture, and time-based work including video. March 2, 2015
Provincetown AIDS Memorial;
Provincetown, MA
Site-specific memorial commemorating lives lost to AIDS in Provincetown May 1, 2015

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Item Date Notes For more information
16-week Rotating Art Exhibits ongoing Displayable art, including photography.
Artist Gallery at Barrington Public Library ongoing Seeking work by talented artists, for display behind our circulation desk Amy Inglis
Exhibit Opportunity at East Colony Fine Art ongoing Seeking 2D artists in any medium to exhibit for one month Dee Lessard, Gallery Director
Open Call for Submissions ongoing AVA Gallery and Art Center is accepting exhibition proposals from artists for individual artist exhibitions Margaret Jacobs
Exhibition Coordinator
Disaster Planning and Recovery for Cultural Organizations available online Includes links to web-based resources.
Revised Regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act available online From the National Endowment for the Arts' Office of Accessibility
Risk Assessment for Disaster Planning (webinar) available online Learn to perform risk assessment as part of a disaster plan.

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Last updated: January 20, 2015

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