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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
Blithe Spirit;
Jean's Playhouse;
Lincoln, NH

Bring a short monologue and be prepared to read from the script.

No RSVP is necessary.

March 8, 2015;
1-3 p.m.

March 10, 2015;
6-8 p.m.
Several productions;
Andy's Summer Playhouse;
Wilton, NH
For ages 8-18

No preparation necessary; auditions are more of a "get to know you"
March 21, 2015
9 a.m. -5 p.m.

March 28, 2015
9 a.m. -5 p.m.

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information
2015 NH High School Art Competition: "Celebrating Flight" 2D and 3D March 4-6, 2015
Old Man of the Mountain T-Shirt Contest

Winners in 3 age groups:
*2nd-5th grade
* 6th-8th grade
* 9th-12th grade

March 9, 2015
BLOOM! All themes and media March 10, 2015
Food for Thought Photography, mixed media, drawings, paintings, books, prints. Hangable relief sculptures acceptable. March 11, 2015
Kundiman Poetry Prize Poetry. March 15, 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
Bloom: A Celebration of Spring Ceramic vessels made for the display of flowers March 16, 2015
Force of Nature: Exploring the Power of the Feminine All visual art media, open to all U.S. artists March 30, 2015
Healing with Art
Hangable art. March 31, 2015

Meredith Sculpture Walk Sculptures for a a year round outdoor juried exhibit. March 31, 2015
Monadnock Film Festival - Student Competition Films 5:01 minutes or shorter, by NH high school students April 1, 2015
Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations Art that illustrates the impact of the Shaker legacy April 1, 2015
NH High School Short Film Festival 7 minute films, all genres April 7, 2015
Wild Things

Visual arts exhibition, featuring artwork depicting a member, real or imagined, of the animal kingdom

April 7, 2015
2015 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Outdoor sculpture April 15, 2015
4th Annual Arts on the Green Fine arts and crafts April 15, 2015
Investigating Healthy Minds Photography April 30, 2015
NinjaEssay Contest Essays 800-1000 words April 27 , 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
New Jazz Works
Chamber Music America March 6, 2015
Community Project Grants:
Quick Grants (up to $1,000)
NH Humanities Council March 10, 2015

Grants to Improve the Lives of:
*Disadvantaged Children
*Disadvantaged Adults

Sundt Foundation March 15, 2015
Classical Commissioning Program
Chamber Music America March 20, 2015
Grants to increase community artistic and athletic opportunities Rock On Foundation March 31, 2015
Scholarship for Female NH College Art Student Women's Caucus for Art NH Chapter (WCA/NH) April 1, 2015
Artist Residency in Schools (AIR) Grants NH State Council on the Arts April 10, 2015
Awards for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts The College Board April 13, 2015
Challenge America National Endowment for the Arts April 16, 2015
Youth Arts Project (YAP) Grants NH State Council on the Arts April 17, 2015
Conservation License Plate Grant NH State Council on the Arts April 24, 2015
Arthur Flagler Fultz Award
American Music Therapy Association May 8, 2015
Arts in Health Care Project Grant
NH State Council on the Arts May 22, 2015
New England States Touring (NEST) Grant
New England Foundation for the Arts June 1, 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
New Britain Museum of Art;
New Britain, CT
March 16, 2015
Mural Artist
Community Engagement through the Arts Exchange Program;
March 31, 2015
Summer Camp Assistants and Interns
AVA Gallery;
Lebanon, NH
April 1, 2015
Fall Residencies
MacDowell Colony;
Peterborough, NH
April 15, 2015
White Mountain National Forest;
New Hampshire
April 17, 2015
2015 Environmental Art Program;
East Haddam, CT
until filled
Chief Financial Officer
The Music Hall;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Choreographer for Teen Production of Legally Blonde
The Majestic Theatre;
Manchester, NH
until filled A. Robert Dionne, Artistic Director
Executive Director
Collaborative Summer Reading Program;
remote work with travel
until filled
Executive Director

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm;
Tamworth, NH

until filled
Gallery Curator
3S Artspace;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Marketing Studio Manager
Hopkins Center for the Arts;
Hanover, NH
until filled
Musical Director / Accompanist for Teen Production of Legally Blonde
The Majestic Theatre;
Manchester, NH
until filled A. Robert Dionne, Artistic Director
"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
A Professional Development Day for Teaching Artists, Arts Educators, and Prospective Arts Professionals

Workshops, interactive panel discussion.

Professional development certificate available.

Preregistration required.

March 6, 2015
Experiment and Explore! Using the Arts for Early Experiences in How the World Works Workshop provides creative ways to use the arts in setting the foundations for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in early childhood settings. March 7, 2015
Arts Advocacy Summit IV

* Bills before the NH Legislature that matter to the Arts Community
* Preparing for the 2016 NH Presidential Primary
* A Facilitated discussion with Nina Ozlu Tunceli

March 9, 2015;
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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
Call for proposals for Teacher Art Retreat Lead a 2 1/2 hour workshop for teachers focusing in arts skills and applications for the classroom. Deadline to apply to lead a workshop:
March 17, 2015

August 10-12, 2015
Write Now! Conference:
Read Well, Write Well
For K-12 teachers, administrators, literacy leaders and parents from throughout New England and Eastern Canada. March 21, 2015
Making an Artist Website 101

Learn how to set up and launch your own art or photography website, focusing on Carbonmade and WordPress. Bring your own laptop and 5-10 digital images of your artwork. Participants need to have an e-mail account.

March 23, 2015;
6-8 p.m.
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.
Strategic Planning in Complex Times Two-part workshop provides an introduction to strategic planning and the opportunity to delve deeply into stakeholder engagement: a critical success factor in shaping and implementing successful strategic plans. April 14, 2015
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
Art Teacher and Artist Chemical Safety Workshop Introduction to toxicology, common chemicals of concern in the arts, safer alternatives to hazardous art products, more May 29, 2015
The Frost Place's Conference on Poetry and Teaching Emphasis is on the reading-conversation-writing-revision cycle. Aligns with the Common Core anchor standards for reading and writing. Graduate-level credits available through Plymouth State University. June 21-25, 2015
Teachers as Writers Workshop Reading and writing workshop that directly follows the Conference on Poetry and Teaching (see above listing). Led by renowned poet-teacher Baron Wormser, it gives teachers the opportunity to focus entirely on their own creative growth. June 25-26, 2015
The Frost Place Poetry Seminar Daily presentation/discussion exploring aspects of craft and technique; an afternoon workshop of participants’ poems or individual meeting with faculty; and an evening reading, some by faculty poets and others featuring participants. August 2-8, 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
Fort Lewis College Community Music Hall;
Durango, CO
Large artwork for significant exterior wall March 8, 2015
Broomfield Health and Human Services Building;
Broomfield, CO
Art that will be viewed from all angles, with approx. 50 year life span March 18, 2015
Main Lobby Art Project;
Exelon/Constellation Headquarters;
Baltimore, MD
2D or 3D art March 23, 2015
Moscone Center Expansion;
San Francisco, CA
Artwork made of durable materials suitable to an outdoor, urban location March 31, 2015
Art Building Replacement;
University of Iowa;
Iowa City, IA
Exterior art April 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
Revels North Immersion Day March 7, 2015 Revels Kids will participate in a half-day hands-on workshop with traditional singers, dancers, basket weavers, and drummers. For ages 3-14.
Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival Apply by March 10, 2015 Festival hosts more than 100 artists and craftspeople. Event is September 12-13, 2015
Wickford Art Festival Apply by April 1, 2015 53rd annual outdoor festival. Event is July 11-12, 2015
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
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: March 4, 2015
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