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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

Death by Design;
Milford Area Players;
Milford, NH

Auditions will consist of readings from the script; Bring resume and a head shot. December 7 & 10, 2015;
7 p.m.
“A Wing and a Prayer” and "Nana’s Naughty Knickers" (two shows);
Majestic Theatre;
Manchester, NH
Reading from script; monologues helpful but not required December 8 & 10, 2015;

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information
All Things Tea Functional and sculptural items made to complement the enjoyment of tea. December 5, 2014
9th Semiannual Competition - Dave Bown Projects Visual art; must be 18 or older to enter December 6, 2014
Healing with Art 2D art for exhibit at Norris Cotton Cancer Centers December 8, 2014
Ruth Stone Poetry Prize Poetry December 10, 2014
Robert H. Winner Memorial Award Poetry by a poet over 40 who has published no more than one book. December 22, 2014
Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire Visual art

December 22, 2014
Treasured Places, Protected Spaces Art that portrays conservation lands of the Monadnock region. January 1, 2015
Embracing Our Differences Visual art - selected work will be displayed as billboard-sized images. January 5, 2015
NinjaEssays Writing Contest 800-1000 word essay; specific topics listed on website January 15, 2015
The National Writing Project in New Hampshire Drama, fiction, non-fiction, poetry January 16, 2015
Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor Fiction and creative non-fiction January 31, 2015
2015 NH High School Art Competition: "Celebrating Flight" 2D and 3D March 4-6, 2014
Force of Nature: Exploring the Power of the Feminine All visual art media, open to all U.S. artists March 30, 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
USArtists International
Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation December 5, 2014
Academic Program Grants
Terra Foundation December 15, 2014
Commitment to Collection Preservation Award
Heritage Preservation December 15, 2014
Grants to programs affecting:
*Disadvantaged Children
*Disadvantaged Adults
Sundt Foundation December 15, 2014
Our Town Grants
National Endowment for the Arts December 15, 2014
Promoting Cultural Literacy Through Music
American Music Abroad January 9, 2015
Expeditions Tour Planning Grant
New England Foundation for the Arts February 18, 2015
National Project Grants
(for professional nonprofit dance, jazz and theatre)
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation February 27, 2015
New Jazz Works
Chamber Music America March 6, 2015
Classical Commissioning Program
Chamber Music America March 20, 2014
Arthur Flagler Fultz Award
American Music Therapy Association May 8, 2015

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Jobs, Residencies, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Organization / Location Deadline to apply For more information
Program Officer (part-time)
NH Humanities Council;
Concord, NH
December 5, 2014
Program Officer
National Endowment for the Humanities;
Washington, DC
December 15, 2014
Hair and Makeup Artist - La Cage Aux Folles
The Umbrella;
Concord, MA
December 31, 2014
Director, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Keene State College;
Keene, NH
January 5, 2015
Producing Artistic Director
Andy's Summer Playhouse;
Wilton, NH
January 15, 2015
Communications Specialist
ArtPlace America;
Brooklyn, NY
until filled
Pro Portsmouth;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Development Director
Prescott Park Arts Festival;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Executive Director
New England Foundation for the Arts;
Boston, MA
until filled
Finance / Office Manager
Opera North;
Lebanon, NH
until filled
General Director
Opera North;
Lebanon, NH
until filled
Managing Director
The Little Church Theater;
Holderness, NH
until filled
Marketing Studio Assistant Manager
Dartmouth College;
Hanover, NH
until filled
Performing Arts Media Assistant (part-time)
The Institute of Contemporary Art;
Boston, MA
until filled
Senior Project Manager - Arts District
Dartmouth College;
Hanover, 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
Social Media: How to be Everywhere, All the Time (webinar) Covers using social media to communicate about your work and ideas; expand your audience, peer and professional network; and create a deeper connection with the general. With Eve Mosher. December 8, 2014;
7-8:30 p.m.
Coffee with CONFR: End of Year Clean-up Bag lunch discussion. CONFR (the Council on Fundraising) provides professional fundraising training in New Hampshire. December 9, 2014;
Commissioner's Roundtable on Cultural & Heritage Tourism Discussion and networking. TOPIC:
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats:
How Partnerships and Collaboration Can Bring More Visitors to Our Doors
December 10, 2014;
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.

December 19, 2014 (deadline to apply to lead a workshop)

June 2-3, 2014 (event)
NH Grants Institute 3-day seminar. Covers grant writing from research to writing to stewarding funder relationships. January 12-14, 2015
Chamber Music America's National Conference Panels, workshops, performances, exhibits, networking January 15-18, 2015
Public Arts Grant Workshop Learn about various public art funding opportunities and get tips from experts. January 21, 2015;
1-3 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

December 15, 2014

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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

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium;
San Francisco, CA

permanent artwork for the western facing façades. December 8, 2014
Bethel Youth Facility;
Bethel, AK
Internal art appealing to youth December 19, 2014
Public Space Planning and Design;
Syracuse, NY
To encompass urban and landscape design and context sensitive public art December 22, 2014
Canoe Imagine Art;
Ann Arbor, MI
Art created using provided canoes December 30, 2014
Medfield, MA
Seeks ideas to re-use massive cast iron water pump components for functional items like seating or bike racks, way-finding and signage, or sculpture - at abandoned state mental hospital campus. December 31, 2014

New Albany Public Art Project: Today & Tomorrow Series;
New Albany, IN

Temporary, community-specific public art. Theme: Sustainability. January 5, 2015
All Seasons of Oro Valley;
Oro Valley, AZ
Sculpture located on a senior citizen multi-family site. January 6, 2015
Mission Hills / Hillcrest Branch Library;
San Diego, CA
Permanent artwork January 6, 2015

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Item Date Notes For more information
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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Last updated: December 2, 2014

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