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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
BABY, the Musical;
Winni Players Community Theatre;
Meredith, NH

Auditioners should prepare a musical theatre song of their choosing and bring sheet music to auditions. All readings will be from the script.

Auditions are open to actors ages 18+.

February 14, 2015;
2 p.m.

February 15, 2015;
6:30 p.m.

No appointment is necessary.
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
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
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
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
Meredith Sculpture Walk Sculptures for a a year round outdoor juried exhibit. March 31, 2015
NH High School Short Film Festival 7 minute films, all genres March 31, 2015
2015 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Outdoor sculpture April 15, 2015
4th Annual Arts on the Green Fine arts and crafts April 15, 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
Meri Goyette Arts Awards
City Arts Nashua February 15, 2015
NH Institute of Art Scholarships for Manchester High School students
NH Institute of Art February 15, 2015
National Dance Project French-U.S. Exchange in Dance (FUSED)
New England Foundation for the Arts February 17, 2015
Expeditions Tour Planning Grant
New England Foundation for the Arts February 18, 2015
Expeditions Touring Grant
New England Foundation for the Arts February 18, 2015
Art Works

National Endowment for the Arts February 19, 2015
Fund for the Arts
New England Foundation for the Arts February 23, 2015
National Project Grants
(for professional nonprofit dance, jazz and theatre)
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation February 27, 2015
Awards for Individual Artists in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts
Creative Capital March 2, 2015
National Dance Project Production Grant
New England Foundation for the Arts March 2, 2015
New England States Touring (NEST) Act
New England Foundation for the Arts March 2, 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
Artist Residency in Schools (AIR) Grants NH State Council on the Arts April 10, 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
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
Artistic Director
Boston Jewish Film Festival;
Boston, MA
February 16, 2015
Fall Residencies
MacDowell Colony;
Peterborough, NH
April 15, 2015
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

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm;
Tamworth, NH

until filled
Executive Director
Woodman Institute;
Dover, NH
until filled
Gallery Curator
3S Artspace;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Musical Director / Accompanist for Teen Production of Legally Blonde
The Majestic Theatre;
Manchester, NH
until filled A. Robert Dionne, Artistic Director
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
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
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
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
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
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

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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
JFK Plaza/LOVE Park;
Philadelphia, PA
Site-specific outdoor art. A Percent for Art project. February 14, 2015
Entry Monument Signs;
Indio, CA
Outdoor sculpture. February 17, 2015
Public Art for Small Downtown Plaza;
Merriam, KS
Compelling public art. No plan or model due by deadline; submissions will be judged on quality of past work. February 20, 2015
Hawthorne Park/Interstate 5 Viaduct Pillar Art Project;
Medford, OR
Outdoor art. February 27, 2015
Sandy Forks Road Widening Project;
Raleigh, NC
Visual art directly tied to the historic development of water in Raleigh and the modern treatments of stormwater and water conservation 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
Fort Lewis College Community Music Hall;
Durango, CO
Large artwork for significant exterior wall March 8, 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.
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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