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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
Play Director needed,
Interlakes Elementary School, Meredith, NH
Responsible for directing, choreography and blocking a short (45 minute) musical with the 4th grade class. This is a paid position. Approximately 8 weeks long: 4 afternoons a week from 1:15-3:00. Production shall be scheduled for March or April. To be filled As Soon As Possible (ASAP) There is a whole to team of people to help.
For information contact Julie Krisak,
Calendar Girls;
Concord Community Players, Concord, NH
The cast of Calendar Girls is nearly complete.  However, the roles of Lawrence and Liam, two 20-something males, remain available.   To be filled As Soon As Possible (ASAP) If you are interested in these roles, please contact director Steve Lajoie (603) 731-3216 cell
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
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
On Golden Pond,
Milton Players,
Canton, MA
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Auditioners are encouraged, but not required, to attend both nights. February 9 and 10, 2016
Free Informational Workshops, offered by Communications, Inc., presented by Northern Stage, White River Junction For our adult learners, this series of 4 workshops will develop your skills as a dynamic communicator – emotionally free, physically expressive, and able to capture attention and inspire imagination. February - March, 2016
The Pirates of Penzance, Concord Community Players Actors should prepare 32 bars of a memorized, comic song, which can be performed with an instrumental CD, or bring sheet music for the audition pianist. February 15 and 16, 2016,
6 - 8 p.m.
Stranger Than Fiction Improv & Comedy, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Portsmouth, NH We will be looking for actors who are excellent listeners, and who can support their fellow improv scene partners. February 16, 2016,
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
@ Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St., Portsmouth, NH

To audition, simply email your First and Last Name, and Best Contact Phone Number to our producer Laura at

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information

2016 Business in the Arts Awards

Sponsored by the NH Business Committee for the Arts these awards recognize and honor businesses and/or a business leader that have had significant impact on the state’s arts and cultural environment.

February 5, 2016

Award Winners Banquet:
May 9, 2016
NH Writers' Project Student Essay Contest Maximum 500 word essay February 12, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.
"Cultural Icons" All art mediums will be considered. Sizes up to 12 feet are acceptable. February 14, 2016
"Think Outside the Box" Painting downtown traffic signal boxes in Manchester, NH. (This is a juried call to entry) February 22, 2016
The 75th Regional All art media (but to to exceed 96 inches in any dimension or weigh more than 150 pounds. February 26, 2016,
by 4 p.m.
Awards for Artists and Writers with Children The Sustainable Arts Foundation February 26, 2016 607-734-3697
Healing with Art The Friends of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center has issued a call for art for an exhibit to be hung in their Lebanon, NH location. February 28, 2016
"The Big Artshow" All art mediums will be considered. Sizes up to 12 feet are acceptable. March 6, 2016
9th Annual Spring Sculpture Show at Oakwilde Ranch & Sculpture, Sierra Foothills Original works of sculpture and 3-D art, freestanding or pedestal. Large outdoor pieces and site-specific installations are encouraged. (limited indoor space) March 11, 2016


Greater Haverhill Arts Association Logo Contest 2D logo design March 15, 2016
Blue Marble: National Juried Exhibition (San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) ) Original 2D and 3D work in any media that delves into the subject theme and motif having to do with our planet (the blue marble) March 19, 2016
"In Bloom" All art mediums will be considered. Sizes up to 12 feet are acceptable. March 21, 2016
Call for Artists: Recycle Sophisticated 2-D and 3-D art created in the re-use genre. Works must incorporate 50 percent of repurposed, recycled or reused materials. March 22, 2016
5th Annual - Arts on the Green Most art forms accepted April 1, 2016 http://www.centerfortheartsnh.
Hampton Falls - Art on the Common Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Prints April 1, 2016
2016 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Sculpture April 15, 2016
"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

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Grants, Funding & Awards
Organization/s Deadline For more information
SEED Evaluator 4.0 Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network ongoing
NTP: Presentation Grant National Theater Project - NEFA rolling deadlines
NTP: Presenter Travel Grant National Theater Project - NEFA rolling deadlines
CLiF Year of the Book Grants (open to New Hampshire and Vermont public elementary schools) The Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) February 10, 2016
Creative City Grant New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) February 12, 2016
Express Grants - Round One ($5,000 or less) NH Charitable Foundation February 12, 2016
2016 Art Works grants National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) February 18, 2016
Expeditions Touring Grant New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) February 22, 2016
Expeditions Tour Planning Grant New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) February 22, 2016
New England States Touring (NEST) Grant New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) March 1, 2016
NDP: Production Grant National Dance Project - NEFA March 1, 2016
Creative Capital Awards Program Creative Capital Foundation March 2, 2016, 4:00pm EST
Art Works: Creativity Connects National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) March 3, 2016
New Jazz Works Chamber Music of America March 4, 2016
NTP: Creation & Touring Grant National Theater Project - NEFA March 8, 2016
Creative Writing Fellowships (non-matching grants up to $25,000) National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) March 9, 2016 (notification = December 2016, and earliest start date = January 1, 2017)
Classical Commissioning Program Chamber Music of America March 20, 2016
EFNH Amp NH Grant Program The Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire via the NH Charitable Foundation March 25, 2016
Fund the Arts Grant New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) April 4, 2016
Challenge America Grants National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) April 14, 2016
College Scholarship Fund The Frederick Smyth Institute of Music
(Scholarships are for residents of Manchester, Bedford, Hooksett, Goffstown, Merrimack, Amherst, Derry, Londonderry, Auburn, Candia, Litchfield or other nearby communities who are attending a Manchester area High School.)
June 1, 2016

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Jobs, Residencies, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Organization / Location Deadline to apply For more information
On-Air Announcer/Board Operator NH Public Radio;
Concord, NH
February 7, 2016
Please email a short recent sample of your on air announcing work (MP3 file or link) to
Radio Production Intern (part-time) for
The Exchange -or- Word of Mouth
NH Public Radio;
Concord, NH
February 7, 2016
Fellowship: Unwalking the West Signal Fire;
Starts in Portland, OR
February 29, 2016
Fellowship: Summer Immersion: Unwalking Lewis & Clark Signal Fire;
Starts in Portland, OR
April 1, 2016
Fall Residencies - Call for Applications MacDowell Colony;
Peterborough, NH
April 15, 2016
Seeking new Choral Members
(High-school age or above)
Manchester Choral Society;
Manchester, NH
ASAP, until filled
Education Coordinator/Ensembles Manager Manchester Community Music School; Manchester, NH ASAP, until filled
Several positions including: Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Stage Managers, Scenic, Lighting, Sound, Costume Designers, and Prop Master

Jean's Playhouse, Lincoln, NH
This is for the Summer/Fall season: June 6 - October 15

ASAP, until filled
Donor Services Manager NH Charitable Foundation;
Concord, NH
until filled
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume by email to Please reference DSM (your name) in the subject line.
Marketing Manager Capitol Center for the Arts;
Concord, NH
until filled
To apply, send resume, cover letter, a one page overview of how you would market one of the performances listed on our website, and three references to
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

Education Director Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center;
Peterborough, NH
until filled
Institutional Giving Manager & Corporate Liaison The Music Hall;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Managing Director New England Center for Circus Arts;
Brattleboro, VT
until filled
Music Teaching positions (part-time): drums, piano, violin, voice North Main Music;
Nashua, NH
until filled
Seeking person with knowledge of fundraising, marketing and sales. Highly organized with excellent written communication skills. To help maintain and exploit our donor database. This person will organize our major donor fundraising and donor solicitation Winnipesaukee Playhouse:
Meredith, NH
until filled Send resume and cover letter to
"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
Creative Capital Professional Development Program This six-part workshop series covering essential topics to develop your art career sustainability. In addition to the six workshops, participants will receive: Strategic Planning Workbook, Artists Tools Handbook, One free Creative Capital interactive webinar of your choice to dive deeper into the specific topics and skills most important to you, and a follow-up session at Creative Capital allowing participants to check in with a workshop leader about their progress and challenges. (Optional) February 8Introduction to Strategic Planning,
February 22: Funding Your Work
March 7: Financial Literacy
March 21: Verbal Communications
April 4: Promoting Your Work
April 18: Web Best Practices & Review
How to Use CreativeGround As a Teaching Artist
This webinar helps teaching artists of all disciplines promote their activities and services to a broad audience including schools, arts centers, individuals, museums, and more. February 9, 2016
Fund for the Arts Grant Workshop New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA): This session is open to artists and art organizations and will provide information about the Fund for the Arts grant, and discuss collaboration opportunities, resources, and best practices for collaboration success. February 18, 2016
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
Webinar: How to use CreativeGround as a Cultural Nonprofit or Creative Business CreativeGround helps New England nonprofit and for-profit organizations of all types and sizes promote their activities and services, find artists in their community March 8, 2016,
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EST
Webinar: Local Arts Agencies & Business In this webinar hear why local arts agencies around the country made working with business a priority, how they incorporated the work into their existing programming, and how it's helped to move the work of the rest of the organization forward. March 16, 2016 https://artsu.americansforthearts.
Social Media for Businesses The goal is to help small business owners and nonprofits get started or improve and manage use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and video marketing. March 18, 2016;
Manchester, NH
National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Workshops Register for a workshop on topics such as audience engagement, social media, and data driven marketing, among many more. Various location include: Devnor, CO, Loudoun, VA, Santa Fe, NM, Laguna Beach, CA, Buffalo, NY ... Don't see you community on their list of location? Then you are encouraged to organize a NAMP Workshop in Your Community and they'll come to you! Various dates in the Spring

upcoming schedule:

To work on scheduling your own workshop:

Creative & Professional Practice on Star Island This intensive workshop is designed for artists who want to create a sustainable life making art and advance both creatively and professionally. Workshop dates:
July 18 - 20, 2016

Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference


VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference

LEAD - is ideal for arts administrators who want to learn more about making their facilities or programs accessible, network with other cultural arts leaders, and take home valuable information you can implement right away.
VSA Intersections - provides professional in the intersecting fields of arts education and special education the opportunity to share current information in research, practice, programs, and policy, and serve as a leading catalyst for change.

LEAD - August 1-5, 2016

VSA Intersections - August 1-2, 2016

both in Pittsburgh, PA

LEAD - http://www.kennedy-center.

VSA Intersections - http://www.

Third International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC3) Discounting housing is available for a limited time only. Conference scheduled for August 3-5, 2016 in Edinburgh
Preforming 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

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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
Preforming the World Conference Accepting Proposals The ninth Preforming The World (PTW) conference will be held in New York City on Friday, September 23–Sunday, September 25, 2016. The conference is now accepting proposals on the theme of "can we perform our way to power?" February 21, 2016
Third International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC3) is accepting session-proposal submissions The ITAC3 Program Committee is seeking proposals from the global community that reflect the best thinking and practice in participatory arts/teaching artistry, informed by theory, research, and projects in the field.  We particularly welcome proposals working in digital arts and literature and from artists from developing countries. February 22, 2016
National Creative Placemaking Fund Accepting Proposals ArtPlace America announces that $10.5 million is available to fund projects that work with artists and arts organizations to help build stronger, healthier communities anywhere in the United States. March 2, 2016
Texas Tech University - New Honors Residence Hall Public Art Outdoor sculpture to be located at the Texas Tech University New Honors Residence Hall. See RFQ for full project description. March 2, 2016
Art in the Parks - Summer 2016 To celebrate the recent enlivening of the Ames, Iowa downtown, the Public Arts Commission is seeking a public art project that is engaging, innovative, and place making. The art project should be compelling and draw individuals and families downtown by word of mouth. March 3, 2016,
5:00 p.m. Central Time
Eight Street Traffic Boxes in Odessa, TX The Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities is seeking applications from artists and designers interested in creating artwork for four electrical boxes along 8th street from Lee street to Golder Avenue. The boxes will become part of the identity of Downtown Odessa and will be seen by many pedestrians, as well as many of the 33,000 cars that drive that section of 8th street each day. March 15, 2016
Native American Heritage Mural in Billings, MO The Public Art Committee of the Downtown Billings Alliance is pleased to invite mural artists and mural artist-led teams to submit proposals for an opportunity to receive a commission for a mural on the Clock Tower Inn that reflects the Native American culture and history of the city of Billings. March 31, 2016
Natasha Potratz
Director of Art
2815 2nd Ave. North
Billings Montana 59101 United States

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Item Date Notes For more information
Seacoast Area Arts & Economic Prosperity Study Kick-Off;
Please RSVP
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 8:30 - 10 p.m.,
@ The Muriel Gurdon Seabury Howell Lecture Hall at Strawbery Banke
Who should attend? ALL Nonprofit Arts, Cultural and Historic Organizations, Staff, Board Members, and Sponsors in Portsmouth, Rye and Kittery. Participation in this important research project will allow us to quantify the economic impact of the arts and culture industry in Greater Portsmouth
Northern Stage (White River Junction) February Vacation Camps

Create Your Own Fairy Tale - February 15 - 19, 9 a.m. - Noon

Clowning Around -
February 15 - 19, 9 a.m. - Noon

Modern Scene Study -
February 15 -19, 1 - 5 p.m.

Create Your Own Fairy Tale = ages 5-8,

Clowning Around = ages 9-12,

Modern Scene Study = ages 13-17
MoCo multi-arts school Vacation Camps February Vacation Camp - Viking Adventures;
Feb. 22-26, 2016 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
April Vacation Camp - Adventures in Sherwood Forest;
April 18-22, 2016 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Open to students 4 yrs. - 6th grade. Campers dance, sing, act, and create visual arts culminating in a performance at the end of the week.
Theatre Camps at The Alchemists' Workshop in Henniker, NH

> Theatre camp: July 11-16 Alice in Wonderland (musical)
> Theatre camp:  July 25-30 Jo and Amy  (straight show based on Little Women)
> Film camp:  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.
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
(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.
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
(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
(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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