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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
Young Frankenstein;
Actorsingers ;
Nashua, NH
You must be 16 (or over) to audition. Please prepare 32 bars from a song in the style of the show; come prepared to dance. August 10, 2014;
6-10 p.m.

August 11, 2014;
7-10 p.m.

Artists Collective Theatre;
Nashua, NH
Open auditions for full season of plays August 17, 2014;
3-7 p.m.

August 18, 2014;
6-9 p.m.
9 to 5: The Musical;
Community Players of Concord;
Concord, NH
Bring sheet music and sing a song of your choice. August 23, 2014;
2-5 p.m.

August 24, 2014;
1-4 p.m.
The Toupee; a new play by Tom Dunn; Concord, NH Looking for an actress 18 to 30 email Dunn to set up an audition time; play opens Oct. 10th

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information
I Believe 2D, 3D, video or installation August 15, 2014
Aesthetica Art Prize

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

August 31, 2014
Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Awards Fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and poetry; applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18 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
2015 Smithsonian Craft Show Contemporary American crafts and design September 14, 2014
2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Visual and literary arts Submissions open September 15, 2014
2nd Annual Cup Show & Sale Functional ceramic cups, mugs, tumblers, yunomis and more October 10, 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
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
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 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
Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation September 19, 1014
Grants to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects
The GRAMMY Foundation October 1, 2014
Awards for Adventurous Programming
Chamber Music America October 3, 2014
2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
Institute of Museum and Library Services October 15, 2014
2015 National Artist Teacher Fellowship
The Center for Arts in Education November 19, 2014

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Jobs, Residencies, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Organization / Location Deadline to apply For more information
Assistant Curator
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum;
Boston, MA
September 14, 2014
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
Department Assistant, Director of Interpretation and Audience Engagement
Currier Museum of Art;
Manchester, NH
until filled
Development Assistant, Stewardship and Events
Museum of Fine Arts;
Boston, MA
until filled
Director of Public Relations
Peabody Essex Museum;
Salem, MA
until filled
Director, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Keene State College;
Keene, NH
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
Instructors for Fall Enrichment Program (must submit class proposal)
Dover Adult Learning Center of Strafford County;
Dover, NH

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Professional Development: Conferences, Webinars, Workshops, etc.
Name Focus Date For more information
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
Train the Trainer Summer Workshop Series Workshops designed to give trainers, instructors, educators and caregivers the basic tools needed to complete a simple art project. August 12, 2014:
Traditional Rug Hooking

August 26, 2014:

September 16, 2014:
Jane Hamor
Community Partners
CFRE Review Course Offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. August 21-22, 2014
Music for Healing and Transition Program Course of study for instrumentalists and vocalists, working toward becoming Certified Music Practitioners (CMTs) Year-long series of five weekends throughout the year;
first weekend is August 23-24, 2014
Alice Kinsler
603-227-7000, ext. 3867
ArtAccess A tailored portfolio and creative development course for teens planning to go to art school. Application deadline:
September 12, 2014
Exploring a Sense of Place in Nature Educators' Conference. Keynote: Dan Hodgins. Endnote: Jeanine Fitzgerald. September 13, 2014
Painting Retreat Weekend Paint alone or in groups at the Bartlett Inn. NH artist Byron Carr offers demonstration painting during the weekend. October 15-19, 2014 Byron Carr
Northern Woodlands Writers Conference Workshops, panel discussions, readings October 15-19, 2014
The Arts as Inspiration: for Learning * Teaching * Making * Living NH 2014 Fall Arts Education Partnership Conference October 31 - November 2, 2014 Catherine O'Brian

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Requests for Proposals
Project; Location Notes Deadline For more information
Zoo-Plaza and Event Tent Public Art Project;
El Paso, TX
Site-integrated artwork August 14, 2014
Port Everglades Entryway Project;
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Site specific artwork for the North security checkpoint entry to Port Everglades August 15, 2014
Lakes Region Community College;
Laconia, NH
Artwork for interior and / or exterior locations August 22, 2014
Naugatuck Valley Community College;
Waterbury, CT
Exterior art for Founders Hall as well as for various parking lots and walkways undergoing improvements August 27, 2014
James River site;
Richmond, VA
Outdoor public art located adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s
Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways
September 5, 2014

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Item Date Notes For more information
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
Greater Haverhill Arts Association Art Festival Register to sell work by September 2, 2014

Event is September 13, 2014
Art festival for original fine art (all paint media, prints, sculpture and photography)
Belknap Mill Art Bazaar in Rotary Park Various Saturdays in August, September and October Seeking artists to show and sell handmade goods
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: August 12, 2014

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