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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
Tuckermans at 9; Based in the NH Seacoast area
Semi-pro contemporary a cappella group. Year round performances, 8-12 per year, and weekly rehearsals.  Until filled Demo video at, then email
America's Got Talent; nationwide auditions;

Singers, dancers, comedians, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and more

November 14, 2015

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information
Autumn All art media October 11, 2015
River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Contest Book length manuscript October 15, 2015
Telling our Stories through Word and Image (call for art from artists with cancer or those ones who are on the cancer journey with them)

All media, including paintings, collages, sculpture, clay work, photographs, prints, or crafts

(Art will be displayed at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.)

October 19, 2015

Deb Steele
(603) 651-7751

Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Sculpture October 20, 2015

16th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Open Juried Exhibition All art media October 26, 2015
Kimball Jenkins School of Art 4x4 Ornament Fundraiser All entries must be submitted on a standard 4x4 square wooden ornament, which can be aquired at Kimball Jenkins
Theme: Flora & Fauna
October 23, 2015

2015 Proify International Photography Awards For emerging photographers all over the world earning less than $20,000 USD per year. Eight categories include: landscape, street, portrait, after dark, wedding, panoramic, retro and HDR. October 31, 2015

2016 National Juried Show Original paintings, drawings, prints, and mixed media October 31, 2015

Americas 2016: Paperworks

Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, November 2, 2015
Fauna All art media November 10, 2015
Poetry Society of New Hampshire's National Contest Poetry (less than 40 lines) November 15, 2015
Interiors Photography November 22, 2015
"Think Outside the Box" Painting downtown traffic signal boxes in Manchester, NH. (This is a juried call to entry) February 22, 2016
75th Regional Exhibition Juried exhibition by the Arnot Art Museum February 26, 2016
Blue Marble: National Juried Exhibition (San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA)) Original 2D and 3D work in any media that delves into the subject theme and motif having to do with our planet (the blue marble) March 19, 2016

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Grants, Funding & Awards
Organization/s Deadline For more information
The Awesome Foundation
Boston chapter ongoing
Community Facility Grants
USDA / Vermont and New Hampshire ongoing
National Theater Project Presentation Travel Grant
New England Foundation for the Arts 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
National Dance Project Touring Award New England Foundation for the Arts October 13, 2015
2016 Levitt AMP [Your City] Awards Levitt Pavilions October 15, 2015
Learning and Leadership Grants National Education Association Foundation October 15, 2015
Washington Award S&R Foundation October 15, 2015
Research: Art Works National Endowment for the Arts October 20, 2015
Presenter Consortium for Jazz Chamber Music America October 30, 2015
2016 Rome Prize The American Academy in Rome November 1, 2015
Quick Grants (up to $1,000) NH Humanities Council November 12, 2015
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections - Planning National Endowment for the Humanities December 1, 2015
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections - Implementation National Endowment for the Humanities December 1, 2015
USArtists International Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation December 4, 2015
Quarterly Grants (up to $10,000) NH Humanities Council January 9, 2016

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Jobs, Residencies, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Organization / Location Deadline to apply For more information
Administrative Assistant (part-time) New Hampshire Dance Institute;
Keene, NH
until filled Michael Blair, president
(603) 355-8911
Executive Director Chandler Center for the Arts;
Randolph, VT
until filled
Executive Director: Commission on the Arts and Humanities Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments;
Washington, DC
until filled
Executive Director NH Made;
Epping, NH
until filled Kristine Mossey
Executive Director New Hampshire Dance Institute;
Keene, NH
until filled Michael Blair, president
(603) 355-8911
Executive Director 3S Artspace; Portsmouth, NH until filled
Email inquiries to

Gallery Supervisor
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery;
Hooksett (Welcome Center), NH
until filled
Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, and Master Carpenter Jean's Playhouse (National Tour of A Christmas Carol);
Lincoln, NH
until filled

Scott Severance, Producing Artistic Director
(603) 275-0605

Managing Director New England Center for Circus Arts;
Brattleboro, VT
until filled
Marketing Manager The Colonial Theatre;
Keene, NH
until filled Deborah Butler
Music Teaching positions (part-time): drums, piano, violin, voice North Main Music;
Nashua, NH
until filled
Sales Associate
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery;
Hooksett (Welcome Center), NH
until filled
Strategic Marketing Associate Symphony NH;
Nashua, NH
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
Call for Presentations - The Creative Age: Global Perspectives on Creativity and Aging

The 2016 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference planning team is pleased to invite you to submit one or more presentation proposals for THE CREATIVE AGE: Global Perspectives on Creativity and Aging the 2016 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference.

The submission portal is open from October 1, 2015 through November 2, 2015
How to Use CreativeGround to Find Collaborators and Explore Your Creative Economy (webinar) Learn the depth of information available by using the New England Foundation for the Arts' CreativeGround. October 13, 2015;
1-1:45 p.m.
Alliance of Artist Communities: 2015 Conference Explore ways to advance artists and their roles in developing healthy, vibrant, engaged communities. For arts leaders, funders, policy-makers, board members, educators, and artists. October 13-16, 2015
A Business Workshop for Artists Topics include:
Wholesale 101, Pricing for Profit, Creative Marketing, Making Work That Sells, Artists & Money - Making it Work and more
October 24-25, 2015
Spiritual Care Conference 2015 Theme: "Music: Healing, Transformation and Transition" at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Workshops will focus on the therapeutic effects of live, beside music in illness and life-transition.

October 27, 2015
Public Art Discussion Series: Making Art Happen The latest Public Art Discussion Series event to discuss the importance of planning, infrastructure and collaborations between artists, fabricators and organizations when working to create successful permanent and temporary public art. November 4, 2015
Fall 2015 Arts Education Partnership Conference Annual arts education conference from the NH State Council on the Arts and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. Theme: "The Art & Spirit of Leadership." November 6, 2015
NEFA's 2015 Idea Swap Network and share project ideas that may qualify for NEFA funding November 10, 2015
How to Use CreativeGround as a Cultural Organization or Creative Business - Webinar Webinar attendee will: Create or update a visually appealing profile, Find other organizations and artists for collaborations, Advertise your organization’s space, and Explore and quantify the creative artists and creative enterprises at work in your community November 11, 2015
Conference for Community Arts Education Creating a more favorable environment through collaborations within and beyond the arts sector.

November 11-14, 2015
Chamber Music America's 2016 National Conference Workshops, performances, exhibits and networking

January 7-10, 2016

Early bird registration ends Nov. 29

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Requests for Proposals
Project; Location Notes Deadline For more information
Playground design for Booth Creek Park;
Vail, CO

Design a cohesive playground experience where art complements design and function.

October 12, 2015, 11:59 PM (central time)

Bike Racks & Benches in Oakhurst;
Decatur, GA
The Decatur Arts Alliance is placing a call for artists to create bicycle racks and benches for the historic Oakhurst business district located in Decatur, GA.  October 31, 2015
City Entryway Art;
Golden, CO

Original artwork for entryway that will provide a clear sense of arrival and a tone for the overall design quality in Golden.

November 20, 2015
Honolulu MOCA Art in City Buildings for Waianae Police Station Replacement;
Honolulu, HI

Tell the story of the Waianae, Oahu area, to enhance the exterior of the Waianae Police Station Replacement building. Artwork may be a fresco, frieze, mosaic, mural, sculpture, or other wall-mounted work of art that is permanently installed; and must be of a
durable material.

January 13, 2016
U.S. General Services Administration:
Art in Architecture Program Registry
Oversees the commissioning of artworks for new federal buildings nationwide ongoing

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Item Date Notes For more information
Call for Interest: Saint-Gaudens' Blow-Me-Down Farm open through November 30, 2015 Proposals should adhere to the park's vision for Blow-Me-Down Farm to serve as a "National Park for the Arts," providing space for art creation, arts education, arts performance and historic preservation
16-week Rotating Art Exhibits ongoing Displayable art, including photography.
Art Connects NH ongoing 2D art donated by artists are given to NH social service agencies and create permanent exhibitions for underserved clients who normally would not have access to art
Artist Gallery at Barrington Public Library ongoing Seeking work by talented artists, for display behind our circulation desk Amy Inglis
(603) 664-9715
First-in-the-Nation Primary Photography Collaborative ongoing NH Citizens for the Arts is collecting your photographs from presidential primaries, and sharing them on social media.
Monthly Art display of work by local artists at the Dover Public Library ongoing Local artists in all mediums sought for monthly rotating display in the Reference Room / Art Gallery

Susan Dunker
(603) 516-6050

Open Call for Submissions ongoing AVA Gallery and Art Center is accepting exhibition proposals from artists for individual artist exhibitions Margaret Jacobs
Exhibition Coordinator
(603) 448-3117
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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