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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
Over the River and through the Woods;
Nashua Theatre Guild;
Nashua, NH
Reading from the script. One minute comedic monologues are welcome but not required. July 13, 2015;
6:30-8:30 p.m.

July 14, 2015;
7-8:30 p.m.
Deborah Shaw

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information
Healing with Art Exhibitable art for Norris Cotton Cancer Centers July 10, 2015
2015 Juried Summer Exhibition Gallery-ready work July 11, 13 and 14, 2015
Celebrating Flight 2D, 3D, digital media related to the theme of flight Submissions accepted August 3-8, 2015 Jessica Pappathan
Kenneth Patchen Award Innovative novel July 31, 2015
Members Contest - Poetry Society of New Hampshire Poetry - fewer than 40 lines August 15, 2015
2015 Center for the Arts Regional Juried Arts Show 2D September 1, 2015
7th Annual It’s Pastel National Juried Exhibition Pastels September 5, 2015
Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize Creative nonfiction September 10, 2015
3rd Annual Cup Show & Sale Ceramic drinking vessels September 28, 2015

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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
2015 Summer Readers Grants Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) rolling until funds are depleted
Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund NH Charitable Foundation July 7, 2015
Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants NH State Council on the Arts July 10, 2015
Community Project Grants - Quarterly Grants NH Humanities Council July 15, 2015
MediaMakers Studio Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs July 15, 2015
ArtWorks Grants National Endowment for the Arts July 23, 2015
General Project Grants for Community Engagement NH State Council on the Arts July 31, 2015
Community Grants Program: Project Grants and Operating Grants NH Charitable Foundation August 21, 2015
NEST (New England States Touring) Grants New England Foundation for the Arts September 1, 2015
Our Town Grants National Endowment for the Arts September 21, 2015
Organizational Grants Rock On Foundation September 30, 2015

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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
Artistic Director Revels North;
Hanover, NH
until filled
Assistant Director Aidron Duckworth Art Preservation Trust;
Meriden, NH
until filled Grace Harde
Assistant Museum Manager
Castle in the Clouds;
Moultonborough, NH
until filled
Director of Development Portsmouth Music and Arts Center;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Executive Director: Commission on the Arts and Humanities Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments;
Washington, DC
until filled
Executive Director

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm;
Tamworth, NH

until filled
Graphic Design & Social Media Specialist Currier Museum of Art;
Manchester, NH
until filled
Summer positions Prescott Park Arts Festival;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Directors Jean's Playhouse;
Lincoln, NH
ongoing Scott H. Severance, Producing 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
Listening, It's VERY Professional!  Participants will learn to identify that which they do well when it comes to listening … and that which they are willing to commit to doing more effectively. July 10, 2015;
8 a.m. - noon
Business Collaboration Motivation Group Independent workers, freelancers, small business owners meet to create community, set goals, keep one another accountable, discuss what challenges we share with deliberate openness, collaboration and confidentiality. July 29, 2015;
noon - 1:30 p.m.
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
Arts Basics – Creative Economy (what’s the big idea)
Local arts agencies are being asked more and more about the creative economy in their community. This webinar will focus on what is the creative economy and is there a difference between economic development and the creative economy. August 5, 2015;
3-4 p.m.
Teacher Art Retreat Lead a 2 1/2 hour workshop for teachers focusing in arts skills and applications for the classroom. August 10-12, 2015
Creative Aging Teaching Artists Workshops Introduces teaching artists to the field of creative aging. With Maura O'Malley, CEO and co-founder of Lifetime Arts, and Annie Montgomery, master teaching artist at Lifetime Arts.

September 16, 2015 (Lebanon, NH);
September 17, 2015 (Concord, NH)
New Hampshire Poetry Festival Readings, panels and workshops. September 19, 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 6-8, 2015
Conference for Community Arts Education Creating a more favorable environment through collaborations within and beyond the arts sector.

November 11-14, 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
Rhode Island Veterans Home;
Bristol, RI
Indoor art; commissioned artists should expect to engage with the Veterans Home community July 14, 2015
& sortby=fair_name&apply=yes
Vista Grande 2-Part Sculpture;
Albuquerque, NM
Two sculptures that relate to each other in the rural setting outside of the Vista Grande Community Center July 17, 2015
& sortby=fair_name&apply=yes
National World War One Memorial;
Washington, DC
Outdoor monument July 21, 2015
System Office Building at Texas Tech University System;
Lubbock, TX
Site-specific interior sculpture(s) to be placed inside the two-story atrium July 27, 2015
Auraria Library at the Community College of Denver;
Denver, CO
Outdoor artworks, either 3D or sculptural installations July 31, 2015
& sortby=fair_name&apply=yes
Walanae Police Station Replacement;
Honolulu, HI
Fresco, frieze, mosaic, mural, sculpture, or other wall-mounted work of art that is permanently installed; and must be of a durable material. August 7, 2015
Core Campus Project at Clemson University;
Clemson, SC
Interior / exterior art of residential / dining / retail space August 10, 2015

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Item Date Notes For more information
Bethlehem Art Walk apply by August 1, 2015 Non-juried community driven event held August 15, 2015. Artists, street performers, craftspeople and food vendors may apply.
Survey: NH traditional arts lessons in the K-12 classroom open until September 30, 2015 The Heritage & Traditional Arts Program of the NH State Council on the Arts is developing curriculum guides and lesson plans to help educators learn about NH’s traditional arts and culture, and bring that knowledge into the classroom. Seeking responses from educators in visual arts, music, theatre, PE, social studies, history, science, and classroom teachers

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
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
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

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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