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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.

We encourage submissions from artists and organizations throughout New Hampshire and beyond. Please send a brief description of appropriate opportunities to  

Please note that this is not an arts events calendar. CLICK HERE for a list of arts events calendars.

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
Missing: Wynter;
The Players' Ring;
Portsmouth, NH
Seeking singer / actors for developmental production of a new musical Submit headshots

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information
3rd Annual Paint the Town Art Auction Artwork for silent auction July 11, 2014 (delivery by August 1, 2014)
Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition 3 categories:
*2D (not photography)
July 7, 2014
NightVisions V Hangable artwork related to the "natural night" July 11, 2014
Tell Me a Story 2D, 3D or installation July 11, 2014
2015 Conference Showcase and Session Chamber music July 14, 2014
Knightville Poetry Contest Poems in any form, up to 150 lines July 14, 2014
Machigonne Fiction Contest Fiction in any genre, up to 5,000 words July 14, 2014
Healing with Art Art to be installed at Norris Cotton Cancer Centers July 18, 2014
Sixth Annual Poetry Contest Previously unpublished poems; up to 5 may be submitted. July 20, 2014
Institute on Disability's 2015 Calendar Printable art July 25, 2014
Aesthetica Art Prize

4 categories:
* Photographic & Digital Art
*Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture
*Painting & Drawing
* Video, Installation & Performance

August 31, 2014
2nd Annual Juried Art Show 2D September 1, 2014
Celebrating the Kennebec Land Trust’s 25th Year Art depicting or inspired by any of the Kennebec Land Trust properties that are open to the public September 1, 2014

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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
New England Presenter Travel Fund
New England Foundation for the Arts ongoing
Several Grant Programs for Painters and Sculptors
Joan Mitchell Foundation ongoing
Thriving Cultures Program Grants
Surdna Foundation ongoing
Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants
NH State Council on the Arts July 11, 2014
Vermont Studio Center June 15, 2014
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities July 17, 2014
Art Works
National Endowment for the Arts July 24, 2014
General Project Grants for Community Engagement
NH State Council on the Arts July 25, 2014
(for projects between November 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015)
2014-15 Observers Program
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation July 31, 2014
The Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire AMP NH Grant Program
NH Charitable Foundation August 1, 2014

Exhibition Grants
Terra Foundation for American Art August 1, 2014
2014 Choreography Commissioning Awards
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation August 7, 2014
American Cultural Centers and Cultural Programming in the People's Republic of China
Department of State,
U.S. Mission to China
August 11, 2014
Jazz Touring Network
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation August 15, 2014
New England States Touring (NEST) Grants
New England Foundation for the Arts September 2, 1014
Awards for Adventurous Programming
Chamber Music America October 3, 2014

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Jobs, Residencies, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Organization / Location Deadline to apply For more information
Artist in Residency Program
Boston Center for the Arts;
Boston, MA
July 7, 2014
Teaching Artist for "Children of Incarcerated Parents" program
N.H. Department of Corrections;
Concord, NH
July 8, 2014 Kristina Toth
2015 Residencies
The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts;
New Berlin, NY
September 15, 2014
Free Winter Residency
360 Xochi Quetzal;
Chapala, Jalisco, Mexio
September 28, 2014
Choreographer and Music Director for "Forever Plaid"
Jean's Playhouse;
Lincoln, NH
until filled; Rehearsals begin August 25, 2014 Scott Severance
Director of Public Relations
Peabody Essex Museum;
Salem, MA
until filled
Executive Director
New England Foundation for the Arts;
Boston, MA
until filled
Modern/Contemporary Dance Instructor for ages 8-17
Petit Papillion School of Ballet;
Concord, NH
until filled Patricia Walker, studio owner
Visiting Faculty Positions: Teaching Artist Program (part-time)
Longy School of Music of Bard College;
Cambridge, 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
Arts pARTnerships Where You Don't Expect It (webinar) Partnerships with businesses happen in places you'd never expect it. Hear from some of these outside the box examples and learn how to create your own unique partnerships. July 23, 2014;
3-4 p.m.
Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive Open to participants of all levels and backgrounds who wish to explore the benefits of art and creativity in the healthcare environment. August 4-15, 2014
Professional Youth Training Program (Theatre) Includes acting, music, movement and technical theatre. For ages 8-12 and 13-17, from beginner to experienced students. August 4-15, 2014
Turning Great Board Members into Great Fundraisers Learn how fundraising can work for every board member – once you find the right fit for them. With Chuck Loring. August 8, 2014;
8:30 a.m. - noon
CFRE Review Course Offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. August 21-22, 2014
Exploring a Sense of Place in Nature Educators' Conference. Keynote: Dan Hodgins. Endnote: Jeanine Fitzgerald. September 13, 2014
The Arts as Inspiration: for Learning * Teaching * Making * Living

NH 2014 Fall Arts Education Partnership Conference;

Request for Workshop Proposals (due July 18)  posted at

October 31 - November 2, 2014 Catherine O'Brian

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Requests for Proposals
Project; Location Notes Deadline For more information
Washington County Courthouse;
Machias, ME
Interior art; several possible locations within the courthouse July 8, 2014
Moore Medical Center;
Oklahoma City, OK
Dxterior entry point to the new ambulatory facility and a transitional connection to the main entrance’s atrium. July 17, 2014
Artwork commemorating
Maggie L. Walker;
Richmond, VA
Outdoor public art; a Percent for Art project July 18, 2014
Women in Movement;
Boston, MA
Interior art; 3 possible installation locations July 21, 2014
Public Art Chattanooga;
Chattanooga, TN
Artwork in the spirit and language of quilts (i.e. pattern, geometry and color; will be printed and installed on multiple sidewalks throughout downtown July 31, 2014
Lakes Region Community College;
Laconia, NH
Artwork for interior and / or exterior locations August 22, 2014

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Item Date Notes For more information
Summer classes for adults throughout summer Watercolor, basket weaving, more
Summer Theatre Camps throughout summer 4 different topics, 4 different towns. Run by the Alchemists' Workshop
Uncommon Art on the Common Apply by July 12, 2014;
event is August 2, 2014
Local artists are invited to register and display their original art.
Nashua ArtWalk Weekend 2014 Artist Registration Registration deadline:
July 31, 2014

October 17-19, 2014

Greater Nashua Area artists and students can sign up to display and sell their work to 1,200 visitors just in time for the holiday gifting season.
Interactive Screenwriting Camp for Middle Schoolers August 12-14, 2014 Work with a team of students to write an original mystery screenplay – and then stage it on the final day as part of a Mystery Dinner Theatre presentation
Canterbury Artisan Festival August 1, 2014 Apply to participate. Media include wood, clay, baskets, fabric, fiber, glass, metal, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and more.

Open Call for Submissions ongoing AVA Gallery and Art Center is accepting exhibition proposals from artists for individual artist exhibitions Margaret Jacobs
Exhibition Coordinator
Pre-College Summer Program at the NH Institute of Art Applications open until filled Designed for high school students to build their college application portfolios and earn college level credit
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: July 24, 2014

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