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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 [email protected] 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
On Golden Pond,
Jean's Playhouse,
Lincoln, NH

Jean’s Playhouse is seeking an actor that looks late 30’s – early 40’s for the role of Bill Ray in On Golden Pond.  Rehearsals begin September 23rd and commitment goes until October 16th when the show closes.  The position does pay and housing can be provided.  If you are interested in auditioning please contact Sharon Rae Paquette at [email protected].

To be filled As Soon As Possible (ASAP) Sharon Rae Paquette at [email protected]

MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players production of '1776',
MIT, Boston, MA

Seeking: Producer, Stage Director, Vocal Director, and Orchestra Director To be filled As Soon As Possible (ASAP)
Actors and Tech Crew 2016 Christmas Carol National Tour,
PerSeverance Productions, L.L.C.
To be filled As Soon As Possible (ASAP) Producing Director, Scott H Severance, [email protected]
Summer Youth Theatre Intensive,
held at the Derry Opera House
The two-week program is open to any student age 8 to 19. The program consists of classes held Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm, with aftercare available until 5:30 pm. Classes will be taught by a mixture of both local and industry professionals from NYC. Intensive dates: August 1 - 12, 2016, apply/register today http://www.nhtheatrefactory.

Hatbox Theatre 2016/2017 Season Open Auditions,
Concord, NH
(Hatbox Theatre, LLC is a live performance arts space located at The Steeplegate Mall (270 Loudon Road) in Concord, NH. We are in the former Coldwater Creek storefront on the south side of the mall to the right of Chico’s.)

Auditions are not only for actors. We also want to meet with designers, stage managers, builders, technicians, props builders, makeup artists, costumers, and more. It is not required to have something prepared–comedy and drama sides will be provided for cold readings, but if folks want to come prepared with a monologue, that will be fine. Bring a head shot or be prepared to have your photo taken at the event.
This is the opportunity to be considered for over a dozen productions (including several world premieres) planned for the space through June of 2017 including a new adaptation of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol which will premiere at Hatbox on Thanksgiving weekend 2016 and run through mid December.
While producers do not have to cast entirely or at all from these auditions, this is a wonderful opportunity to be seen by many producers at once.

Two dates: 
Thursday, August 4th from 7-10pm and Saturday, August 13th – 9am-12pm.
Sister Act,
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,
and A Christmas Carol,
The Palace Theatre, Manchester, NH
Auditions are for professional actors ages 16 and up. Please note that these auditions are not for the Youth Ensemble in A Christmas Carol - these will be held at a later date.
Dancer call will be propmtly at 2 p.m. Please bring 16 bars that best show off your vocal abilities in the event that you are called back to sing.
Singer calls will begin at 2:30 p.m. Please bring 16 bars that best show off your voice, and bring dance clothes in the event that you are asked to stay and dance/move after.
All shows begin rehearsal the two weeks leading up to Opening Night, and all show dates can be found at our website.
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2 p.m.,
at the Palace (80 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH)
Lie, Cheat and Genuflect,
Milton Players, Brayton School Auditorium, Pappas Rehabilitation Center for Children, 3 Randolph St.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. A familiarity with the script is preferred, although not required.
August 23 and 24, 2016
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,
Pentucket Players,
Lawrence, MA
No appointment necessary. Seeking adults, teens & kids 8-12. Production 11/18-26.
Pentucket Players, Heritage Museum Visitor's Center; 1 Jackson St.
Pentucket Players also seeks a Choreographer for Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Auditions: 8/27 & 28; Rehearsals Tues eves & Sun afternoons @ 250 Canal St. Production: 11/18, 19, 25 & 26. Experienced in various styles of dance. Fee negotiable. Send resume & your vision for the show to [email protected]
August 27 and 28, 2016

Once On This Island, "A Caribbean Musical Masquerade", The Community Players of Concord, NH

Open Auditions Casting 12-28 People: Adults and older Teens (14+), 1-2 girls who appear to be 6-10 years old, 1 boy who appears to be 6-10 years old.
This is an ensemble show of STORYTELLERS – while there are some featured roles, everyone will be onstage most of the show and be in most of the songs and dances.  There will be a lot of creative movement and dance opportunities due to it being a sung-through musical and to the storytelling theater style we are using to create the show.
Auditioners should prepare a complete musical theater song (but not one from the show) that demonstrates both singing ability and ability to convey character through song.  Bring sheet music; accompanist will be provided.  There will also be a dance audition so be prepared to learn a combination and dress appropriately for movement. These are open auditions — racial, ethnic, and non-traditional casting considered.
For more information please visit our website.

Sunday August 28 and Tuesday, August 30, 2016 http://communityplayersof
The Odd Couple,
The Leddy Center, Epping, NH

Just call Leddy Center at 603-679-2781, MTW&F, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Thursdays from 3:00pm-6:00pm, to make your audition appointment! Many men and two women are needed for this hilarious show. Auditions are being held at Leddy Center’s theater on Ladd’s Lane in Epping, NH. Please bring a headshot with you to your audition appointment. This is a non-musical. Rehearsals begin January 31, 2017, and are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00pm and Sundays at 1:00pm. Shows are March 10 through March 19, for two weekends, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays and one Wednesday matinee at 2:00pm.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Tuckermans at 9; Based in the NH Seacoast area
Semi-pro contemporary a cappella group, looking for a first tenor. Year round performances, 8-12 per year, and weekly rehearsals.  Until filled Demo video at, then email [email protected]
A Goodlie Companye: Central Massachusetts based This madrigal group is one bass short of a home run. The mostly a cappella chorus, sings year-round, and performs medieval and renaissance music in period garb. Until filled
Harvard Law School - Role-Play Work The job pays $150 and no audition is required. You must be a U.S. Citizen and over the age of 18. ongoing Please send an email to [email protected]

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information
"Born to Fly" - 2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibit of The Aviation Museum of NH Paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and digital media August 1 - August 7, 2016 http://www.aviationmuseum
Fur, Feathers & Fins Our Faithful Pets The jury seeks works that explore the wide world of pets, the role that our faithful companions play in our lives, and the impact that they have on our health and well-being. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards to be presented. August 10, 2016 http://annmariegarden.wufoo. com/
Inspired by Place: Poetry and Printmaking and the White Mountains Today This exhibit will display poems alongside prints to explore and respond to the White Mountains as a place. Plymouth University's Museum of the White Mountains is seeking poems by writers from (or connected to) New Hampshire and the New England region, for whom the White Mountains have played a role or been a source in their work. Previously published poems are welcome if the author retains copyright. Interested poets should submit 1-3 poems, a brief biographical statement and contact information via one document (.doc, .docx, or .pdf). August 15, 2016

For more information or submission of poetry contact: Liz Ahl, [email protected]

To learn more about the museum visit:

Birds of a Feather: An exhibition inspired by Nature As the summer comes to an end, we want to bring the outside in and celebrate nature. All mediums are welcome. Wheather representational or abstract, inspiration should be drawn from nature. August 15, 2016
Games from Marbles to Minecraft The jury invites artists to submit works that celebrate and explore the broad spectrum of game history, development and innovation, including game design, production, packaging, marketing,how the art of games has changed over time and to speculate what the future of gaming might hold. All media welcome; installations; new media; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards to be presented. August 18, 2016
Dacia Gallery: Two Week Solo Show in NYC Dacia Gallery has a year round open submission policy for our monthly exhibitions and accepts artwork from emerging and established artists in all media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital art and mixed media.  August 18, 2016
Point of Departure: An Exhibition without Borders The urge to escape is a powerful thing. When followed, it can lead to alternative realities, other worlds, even whole new galaxies. The Arts Center invites you to conjure a place of escape—whether it is a psychological space in your imagination or a physical place you might venture off to—in an original work of art. No Entry Fee. August 19, 2016
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) International Juries Competition

This competition is open to digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable.
The competition is international, open to all geographical locations. The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44x60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery. The exhibit will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.

August 22, 2016
Artist Trading Card Exchange by Mail Seeks Entries Seeking artists to participate in an artist trading card exchange by mail. Artist trading cards are small works of art that can be traded with other artists as a way to get creative, connect with other artists, and collect great art! Make 9 handmade cards and get 9 back from other artists. Exchanges happen 2-3 times a year. No entry fee. August 23, 2016
Limner Gallery: A Show of Heads SlowArt Productions presents the annual group thematic exhibition, A Show of Heads. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from October 20 - November 19, 2016. Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. Entry Fee. August 31, 2016
Aesthetica Art Prize Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world. August 31, 2016
12th Annual Art Festival and Art Walk,
Nashua, NH

ArtWalk Weekend will happen on October 15 and 16, 2016 in Historic Downtown Nashua NH. Exhibit and sell your work at this 12th annual arts festival.  Minimal registration fee and no commissions.  Student, emerging and established artists welcome. Venues assigned to artists without a studio.  Early Bird Deadline August 1, Registration Deadline September 1st. 

September 1, 2016
Global Matrix IV International Print Exhibition, January 9 - February 18, traveling through 2018. Open to artists worldwide 18+. Entries must be original fine art prints in any printmaking media, including artist books. No photography or offset reproductions. Limit 44 inches in paper dimension. No entry fee. September 2, 2016
Greater Haverhill Arts Association Arts Festival Rain or shine. Exhibit and sell your fine art: painting, sculpture & photography. Entry fee. Saturday, September 10, 2016
Set the Table: Artwork for the Table This is an open call for all media, escpecially wood, ceramic, glass, metals, paper, floral and fiber arts may be the most appropriate. September 12, 2016
CDS/Honickman First Book Prize Photography This prize is given to North American photographers pursuing work of creative or social importance. The winner receives $3,000, publication of a book of photography, a solo exhibit, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University's Rubenstein Library. Entry fee. September 15, 2016
4th Annual Cup Show & Sale

This is a national show and sale of beautiful and functional ceramic cups.  The guest juror for this year is Courtney Murphy. This exhibition will be held in conjunction with The Women’s Caucus for Art’s annual 6x6 panel show, where area dozens of NH artists embellish a set of four 6x6 inch tile sand they are all displayed in a mosaic format. It is stunning. For more information for the 6x6 show, contact Marcia at [email protected].

September 29, 2016
30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded.

September 30, 2016
Unconventional Materials (show dates: December 3, 2016 - February 23, 2017)

Where there is an idea, there is a way to express it. Where there is a material, there is a way to turn it into art. In our winter exhibition, the Children’s Museum of NH would like to challenge artists to transform unconventional materials into something beautiful, thought provoking or just plain fun!
We would like artists to show that they’re capable of something new and different. Almost anything is fair game, but there is a preference for industrial or man-made materials. We would prefer if artists use their materials in a way that transcends their original purpose, creating true art. The aim is to show materials that aren’t just unconventional, but to challenge the way people think about everyday objects.

September 30, 2016

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Grants, Funding & Awards
Organization/s Deadline For more information
Singing for Change Singing for Change
(created by Jimmy Buffett in 1995)
Google Grants Google ongoing
SEED Evaluator 4.0 Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network ongoing
NTP: Presentation Grant National Theater Project - NEFA rolling deadline
NTP: Presenter Travel Grant National Theater Project - NEFA rolling deadline
New England Presenter Travel Fund New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) rolling deadline
360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Free Artist Residency in Central Mexico The program, located on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico, provides free housing and food for one writer and one emerging artist for one month. National and international visual artists, photographers, writers, playwrights, new media makers and musicians over the age of 23 are welcome to apply. August 7, 2016
Media Projects: Production Grants,
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects that we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience. August 10, 2016
New England State Touring (NEST) Grant New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) September 1, 2016
Creative City Grant New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) September 12, 2016
Our Town Grant National Endowmwnt for the Arts (NEA) September 12, 2016
The Humanities Open Book Program,
National Endowmwnt for the Humanities
The Humanities Open Book Program is designed to make outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost “ebook” technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print. Humanities Open Book is jointly sponsored by NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. September 13, 2016
A Blade of Grass Fellowship,
New York, NY
A one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives. Fellowships pair project support of $20,000 with strategic support, field research tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists working nationwide. A Blade of Grass supports seven to ten artists or collectives per year, who are selected via an open application process. September 19, 2016
National Dance Project Touring Award New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) October 11, 2016

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Jobs, Residencies, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Organization / Location Deadline to apply For more information
Executive Director Revels North (a regional preforming arts organization),
Hanover, NH
July 15, 2016
(or until filled)
Assistant Director Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire July 31, 2016 Please email application package (resume, cover letter, references, and salary requirements) to [email protected]
Marketing Director New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR),
Concord, NH
August 15, 2016
The Golden Residency Program This program is based on the exploration of innovative uses in waterborne materials and oil paint technology. Residents will discover materials that will challenge the way they think about paint. Offering six Residency sessions in 2017. Each session will last four weeks, with up to three artists per session. September 12, 2016
Carpenter Jean’s Playhouse is looking for a stage carpenter for August 20th through October 15th.  This is a paid position that also offers housing. ASAP, until filled contact Sharon Rae Paquette at [email protected]
Executive Director Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum,
Warner, NH
ASAP, until filled
Site Rental Manager Strawbery Banke Museum,
Portsmouth, NH
ASAP, until filled
Voice and Piano Instructor Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC),
Portsmouth, NH
ASAP, until filled
Director of Finance The Currier Museum,
Manchester, NH
ASAP, until filled
Stewardship Events Coordinator The Currier Museum,
Manchester, NH
ASAP, until filled
Nature-Based Preschool Teacher Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center,
Laconia, NH
ASAP, until filled
Nature-Based Preschool Assistant Teacher Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center,
Laconia, NH
ASAP, until filled
Marketing Manager (part-time) The Colonial Theatre,
Keene, NH
ASAP, until filled
Program Coordinator
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF),
(*-NACF is a flexible, virtual office environment where employees may work from where they choose with regular meeting space provided in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR.)
ASAP, until filled
Bookkeeper/Office Administrator (full-time: 37.5hrs/week) League of NH Craftsmen,
Concord, NH
ASAP, until filled
Gallery Assistant (part-time, temporary) League of NH Craftsmen,
Concord, NH location
ASAP, until filled
Admissions Staff and Parking Lot Attendants Strawbery Banke Museum,
Portsmouth, NH
ASAP, until filled
CreativeGround Website Administrator New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA);
Boston, MA
ASAP, until filled
Finance and Information Services Associate New Hampshire Charitable Foundation ASAP, until filled
Senior Gift Planning Advisor New Hampshire Charitable Foundation ASAP, until filled
Senior Program Officer, Early Childhood and Family Initiatives New Hampshire Charitable Foundation ASAP, until filled
Sales and Marketing Director Americans for the Arts;
Washington D.C.
ASAP, until filled
Front of House Supervisor (Part-time, hourly) The Music Hall;
Portsmouth, NH
ASAP, until filled
Executive Director Alliance for the Visual Arts - AVA Gallery and Art Center,
Lebanon, NH
until filled
Box Office Associate
Palace Theatre Trust,
Manchester, NH
until filled
Actors and Tech Crew (lights, sound, carpenter, wardrobe, SM) 2016 Christmas Carol National Tour - New Theatre Works, LLC ASAP,
until filled
Producing Director, Scott H Severance, [email protected]
Seeking new Choral Members
(High-school age or above)
Manchester Choral Society;
Manchester, NH
until filled
Education Coordinator/Ensembles Manager Manchester Community Music School; Manchester, NH ASAP,
until filled
Executive Director The Lensic Performing Arts Center,
SantaFe, NM
ASAP, until filled
Volunteer positions: Guides, Educators, Shop Associates (assisting with special events, mailings, gardening, tour guiding, school programs and more) American Independence Museum;
Exeter, NH
until filed
Executive Director 3S Artspace; Portsmouth, NH until filled
Email inquiries to [email protected]

Music Teaching positions (part-time): drums, piano, violin, voice North Main Music;
Nashua, NH
until filled [email protected]
Lawn Mowing and Grounds Maintenance Services Winnipesaukee Playhouse:
Meredith, NH
until filled Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Continually seeking Coaches
Currently looking for: coaches with sports acrobatics / partner acrobatics, hand balancing &/or aerial straps experience. Part time and full time positions are available.
New England Center for Circus Arts;
Brattleboro, VT
"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
Webinar: Engaging and Welcoming People with Disabilities to Our Arts Organizations, presented by: Beth Prevor How we understand and respect each others' difference is a priority of arts marketers. This webinar will be recorded and made available on March 2, 2016
Third International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC3) Discounting housing is available for a limited time only. Conference scheduled for August 3-5, 2016 in Edinburgh
Experimental Play with Gelli and Collagraph Printmaking (Ages 12 and Up) with Janet Cathey,
Two Rivers Print Making Studio,
White River Junction, VT
Create artwork in a relaxed intuitive way with gelatin plates, cardboard plates, acrylic paints, inks, and everyday objects. Tuesday, August 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
AACT (American Association of Community Theatre) 2016 Team Conference - Technical Theatre Skills Learn hands-on technical theatre challenges, such as costume design/construction, Makeup, Scenic design/construction, Sound and Lighting from a team of professionals from DesMoines Community Playhouse August 19-21, 2016,
Des Moines, Iowa
Performing The World 2016 Performing the World is an international gathering to explore & celebrate performance as a catalyst for human and community development and culture change, and thereby, to create a new and more humane world.
September 23 - 25, 2016
New York City
Mastering Your Mark Art Conference 2016 This one-day conference for artists will feature demos, hand-on workshops, and sessions on the business of art, fostering your own creativity, and enhancing your technique. September 24, 2016,
Hyannis, MA
Mastering Your Mark 2016 (an Art Conference for all Media) Presented by the Cape Cod Art Association.
Keynote speaker - Jow McGurl.
Coffee, Lunch, Hands-on Activities, Demos, Instructional sessions, and much more.
September 24, 2016,
Hyannis Resort and Conference Center
Painting In The Garden: Watercolor Class at Sanctuary Arts in Eliot, ME This local landscape painting class for watercolorists encompasses a broad study of techniques, including aerial and linear perspective, shapes with light and shadow, the consistency of color. Taught by: Dewitt Hardy,
12 week class,
Tuesdays from 2 - 5 pm,
September 27 - December 13, 2016,
(Tuition $325)
Botanical Drawing Class at Sancuary Arts in Eliot, ME Explore the natural world through sketching and drawing. Learn how to portray the characteristics of plants through observation and drawing exercises. Suitable for any level. Taught by: Carol Morley,
12 week class,
Thursdays from 1-4 pm,
September 29 - December 22, 2016,
(no class October 20)
(Tuition $325, Flower fee $5)
Jewelry & Metalsmithing Class at Sanctuary Arts in Eliot, ME This begining intensive will cover the use of basic hand tools and the primary techniques in making jewelry and metal objects. We will cover hot and cold connections, piercing, surface decoration, light forging, forming and basic stone settings. Taught by: Alice Carroll,
12 week class,
Fridays from 10 am - 1 pm,
September 30 - December 23 (No class Oct. 21 & Nov. 25),
(Tuition $325, Lab Fee $50)
Pleasure of Sketching (Drawing, Painting & Illustration) Class at Sanctuary Arts in Eliot, ME Enjoy the relaxed art of loose sketching and unfinished drawings. Not every work has to be finished representational drawing to be enjoyed, sketches have a freshness and completeness of their own. Taught by: Carol Morley,
8 week class,
Monday 1 - 4 pm,
October 3 - November 28, 2016,
(Tuition $295)
Go Figure! (Drawing, Painting & Illustration) Class at Sanctuary Arts in Eliot, ME Do you have figure phobia? Do your figures look like zombies? Do you desire to capture the vibrancy of street scenes or add life to your landscapes? Then this class is for you. Learn fun and inventive ways to 'people' your paintings. All media welcome, but demos will be in oils. Taught by: Gail Sauter,
6 week class,
Mondays from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm,
October 17 - November 21,
(Tuition $290)
Children's Book Illustration (Drawing, Painting & Illustration) Class at Sanctuary Arts in Eliot, ME Let award winning illustrator and art educator Sean Bixby introduce the wonderful world of children's book illustration. This course will cover the process and techniques for creating children's books, through various lectures, demonstrations and assignments. Taught by: Sean Bixby,
8 week class,
Mondays from 6 - 9 pm,
October 17 - December 5, 2016,
(Tuition $295)
Basic Techniques of Egg Tempra Panel Painting Class at Sanctuary Arts in Eliot, ME In this course you will learn painting techniques originating with the Egyptians, practiced throughout the Middle Ages, and continued into the present by artist such as George Tooker, Andrew Wyeth, Michael Bergt and others. Taught by: Sean Kramer,
10 week class,
Tuesday from 6 - 9 pm,
October 18 - December 20, 2016,
(Tuition $ 300, Materials Fee $90)
15th annual Idea Swap,
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
(presented by New England Foundation for the Arts - NEFA)
The Idea Swap is an annual event for New England-based nonprofit cultural organizations to network and share tour project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program. November 2, 2016
Culture Shift 2016,
St. Louis, MO
Join the US Dept. of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Regiopnal Arts Commission of St. Louis and The Community Arts Community/Arts Training Institute, for CULTURE/SHIFT 2016. This event includes two and a half days of hands-on workshops, performances, interactive art-making, public talks, serious play, and the launch of a powerful new campaign for cultural democracy. Immediately following the presidential election, CULTURE/SHIFT 2016 is powerfully positioned to generate and amplify creative strategies for change, keeping art at the heart of social justice and community. November 17 - 19, 2016

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Requests for Proposals
Project; Location Notes Deadline For more information
The Phone Art Box project, Somerville, MA The Nave Gallery and Somerville Arts Council seek proposals for art to transform abandoned phone boxes throughout the city. Art must be durable and able to withstand the weather conditions for this semi-permanent public art project. Ongoing - The project will continue to add new sites through the next 6 months or until our budget has been spent.
U.S. General Services Administration:
Art in Architecture Program Registry
Oversees the commissioning of artworks for new federal buildings nationwide ongoing
Shore to Core,
West Palm Beach, FL

Van Alen Institute and the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency are launching Shore to Core, a design competition and a research competition that uses West Palm Beach as a model to reimagine our waterfront cities and better understand individuals’ relationships to the built environment.
The design competition seeks two multidisciplinary design teams to envision the future of waterfront cities. The winning design team will work with West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency to develop the first phase of their proposal in West Palm Beach.  The research competition seeks a research team to identify ways that the urban environment affects our minds and bodies. The winning research proposal will be developed into a pilot research study in West Palm Beach.
Shore to Core asks: How can we recreate an urban core so its design is intelligent, flexible, and responsive to the needs of residents and visitors? Many aspects of our lives are shaped by the environments in which we spend our time, and by developing a better understanding of these relationships, we can use design to improve wellbeing in cities.

August 21, 2016
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (VMC) Experienced artists are invited to submit qualifications to be considered for several artwork opportunities intended to create a signature identity for the exterior of Valley Medical Center’s new Women and Children Center as part of the Imagine VMC initiative.
Imagine VMC, a project of the County of Santa Clara, Silicon Valley Creates (SVC) and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (VMC), is a multi-phased initiative to infuse the arts into the existing 300,000-square-foot hospital wing at VMC that will be converted to San Jose’s first Women and Children’s Center. Imagine VMC places emphasis on: building visibility and way-finding, children’s play areas, family waiting and rest areas, participatory exhibits that engage patients and visitors, fun, play and learning, culturally inclusive and community-based exhibits, community and partners. Stakeholders include several cultural institutions and designers supporting this important initiative.
August 22, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Central Time
Public Art for Cooper Park, Dayton, Ohio

Artists are invited to propose a public artwork to be placed in Cooper Park in the City of Dayton, Ohio. This privately funded, city-owned artwork is intended to communicate the value of public service. The call for entries and project implementation are managed by Build Art In, LLC. The selected potential site(s) for artwork will be located outdoors in a public urban park with mature trees, sidewalks and new play equipment. The centerpiece of the park is a bronze statue of William McKinley, erected in 1910. The new sculpture should be created in relationship to these other elements and must be durable and easily maintained, on a substantial, professionally poured foundation that extends at least 12 inches beyond any part of the sculpture. It cannot be sited directly under a tree or in a way that damages tree roots. If designed to be interactive/accessible, meeting ADA requirements may be required.

August 23, 2016,
11:59 p.m. Central Time
Public Art Opportunity: The Discovery Center - $80,000 The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, announce a public art competition to commission three site-specific entry-gates for The Discovery Center, a new environmental education center to-be-located in the Strawberry Mansion district of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. This commission is in collaboration with the East Park Leadership and Conservation Center, and is part of a $8.2 million new construction project.

A budget of $80,000 has been allocated for this Percent for Art commission. This sum is inclusive of all artist(s) fees, insurance, fabrication, installation, travel, and all other project related expenses. Artists are allowed to apply in teams. Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
August 24, 2016,
5:00p.m. Central Time
City of West Palm Beach Gateway Signs Public Art Project The City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program and the Engineering Department invite practicing professional artists residing in South Florida to design and install 5 site specific gateway signs at predetermined locations within the City. Please see Exhibit A for the location map and photos.
The selected artist team will develop new signs, color schemes, and design specs that will be applied on gateway signage throughout the City. Designs should be eye catching and reflect the City’s character and diversity. The selected artist team will be required to work closely with various City Departments throughout the project process.
August 26, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Central Time
Manchester Makerspace Mural Design Contest

The Manchester Makerspace garage door with a rollup surface measures 18’7” wide and 12’ tall. Individuals, teams, and organizations are all invited to participate.
We are looking to decorate it with a scene that showcases the transition over time from Manchester’s historic millyard industry to the modern technology, entertainment, and invention industries helping invigorate the riverfront and downtown with imagination. Both creative and literal interpretations of the theme are encouraged.
Entries to the design contest should be non-political, non-religious, and subjectively non-offensive mural designs for the garage. Designs will be judged by local artist, maker, and furniture designer Vivian Beer, as well as the Manchester Makerspace Board of Directors.

August 31, 2016
Aesthetica Art Prize

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is open for entries. Now in its 10th year, the Prize presents an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their engagement in the art world.

August 31, 2016
Public Art Installation - Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center The City of Redondo Beach Public Art Program announces a request for proposals for a new public art commission for exterior public art to be installed on the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA. Total budget for this project is a not to exceed amount of $200,000.
Project Summary: The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) is the cultural destination for the South Bay. A state-of-the-art facility, remodeled in 2003, is home to a myriad of community and privately produced concerts, performances and special events. The proposed public art location is the west-facing exterior wall of the building.
September 7, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Central Time Rachel Scandling
Cultural Arts Manager
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90278 United States
[email protected]
The City of Ashland, Oregon Theater Corridor RFQ The City of Ashland, Oregon is issuing a Request for Qualifications for a site specific art installation, incorporating lighting, for the length of a concrete paved, exterior corridor. The City of Ashland Public Art Commission (PAC) seeks to commission an artist to design and execute a site specific public art installation along an exterior pedestrian corridor linking Main Street to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival theater campus and the city parking garage. This is a long concrete paved corridor located between two privately owned commercial buildings. The vision for this project is to add an original permanent signature installation of contemporary art within the city’s downtown commercial district. The finished theater corridor project is meant to enhance the barren pedestrian corridor and transform it into a lighted artful walking experience encouraging exploration and use of the walkway both day and night. October 3, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Central Time

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Registration for MoCo's Fall 2016 Semester is now open
(Moco Arts,
76 Railroad Street,
Keen, NH)
Class dates and times vary - please see website for more information Classes are available in dance and theatre, and our Young Arts program provides dance and theatre opportunities for kids as young as 18 months!
Available Classes:
DANCE (2nd - 12th grade): Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern,
THEATRE (2nd - 12th grade): Musical Theatre, Acting Workshops,
YOUNG ARTS (ages 18-months - 2nd grade): Creative Dance, Storytime Theatre
Palace Youth Theatre Summer Camps,
The Palace Theatre, Manchester, NH
Session 1: This camp is sold out
Session2: Shrek Jr., was July 11 - 22,
Session 3: Willy Wonka Jr., was July 25 - August 5,
Session 4: Beauty and the Beast Jr., is August 8-19
The Palace Theatre offers Summer Camp session for students of all theatre skill levels entering grades 2-12. Plaace Youth Theatre encourages team building, confidence, and creativity in a safe and supportive environment. Campers will be trained by industry professionals in teh fields of music, dance, acting, costume design, technical theatre and more. Each camp will conclude with a fully staged production on the historic Palace Theatre stage.
Theatre Camps at The Alchemists' Workshop in Henniker, NH

> Theatre camp: was July 11-16 Alice in Wonderland (musical)
> Theatre camp:  was July 25-30 Jo and Amy  (straight show based on Little Women)
> Film camp:  is August 15-21 Amy Beach with Living History Weekend in Hillsboro

Theatre camps for young people ages 6-16. Discounts are available for early registering and more than one camper per family.
Currier Museum of Art - Summer Art Camps > June 20 - 24 was Summer Kickoff: Made in America
> July 27 - July 1 was Under The Sea
> July 11 - 15 was Over The Rainbow
> July 18 - 22 was It's a Jungle Out There
> July 25 - 29 was Around The World in Five Days!

> August 8 - 12: Gnomes, Fairies and Sprites
> August 15 - 19: Stomp, Rockets, Paper Airplanes and Things That Fly
> August 22 - 26: Fractured Fairy Tales
Half-day Camp for 5 - 6 year olds: $160/week
Full-day Camp for 6 - 12 year olds: $270/week

To register, or for more information about the Art Center visit:

Call: 603-669-6144, x122
email: [email protected]

Summer Youth Theatre Intensive,
held at the Derry Opera House
The two-week program is open to any student age 8 to 19. The program consists of classes held Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm, with aftercare available until 5:30 pm. Classes will be taught by a mixture of both local and industry professionals from NYC. Intensive dates: August 1 - 12, 2016, apply/register today http://www.nhtheatrefactory.
The Dover Mini Maker Faire is seeking Makers Fairre to be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016
Deadlines for Makers to Apply: August 5, 2016
This day-long Makers Faire takes place in downtown Dover, NH and is hosted and organized by the Children's Museum of NH. At the festival people of all ages show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
What exactly is a 'Maker'?
... It's simple, Anyone who loves to create things with their own hands is a Maker!
Last year's Faire attendees got to interact with robots, play with rockets, try their hands at science experiments, geek out with innovative technology, create arts and crafts and so much more.
2nd Annual -
en Plein Air Painting Festival
September 17 - 24, 2016,
VINS Nature Center, Quechee, Vermont
Presented by the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS).
En Plein Air is a French expression defined as “in the open air” describing the act of painting outdoors with the use of natural lighting.  In the spirit of en plein air, 75% of each painting must be completed at an outdoor location.
Come paint with us to celebrate the remarkable beauty and diversity of the Ottauquechee River and the Connecticut River watershed, its surrounding forests and waterways, its vibrant communities, its important message of conservation, and its diverse bird life.
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
[email protected]
(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. [email protected]
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
[email protected]
(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
[email protected]
(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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