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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
NHTP Youth Repertory Company Auditions;
Portsmouth, NH
Open to ages 10-17.

Memorize two contrasting 1-2 minute monologues, bring a headshot and list of theatre experiences or resume.
September 3 and 10, 2014, 4-7 p.m.
603-431-6644,ext. 4

Teen Company and Teen Apprentice Company;
Palace Theatre;
Manchester, NH
For performers 12-18.

Bring a headshot/resume, bring 16 bars of a song of your choice and clothes you can move in.
September 13, 2014;
6 p.m.
Megan Quinn
Palace Professional Shows (4, total);
Palace Theatre;
Manchester, NH
Ages 16 and up.

Singers: prepare 16 bars
Dancers: be prepared to move
September 21, 2014


Megan Quinn

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information
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
Seventh Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest 1,500 word maximum September 18, 2014
Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature A poetry collection, a novel, a short story collection, an essay collection, or a memoir that "deals in some way with the subject of music and its influence." October 1, 2014
2nd Annual Cup Show & Sale Functional ceramic cups, mugs, tumblers, yunomis and more October 10, 2014
9th Semiannual Competition - Dave Bown Projects Visual art; must be 18 or older to enter December 6, 2014
Embracing Our Differences Visual art - selected work will be displayed as billboard-sized images. January 5, 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
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
Artist Residencies
Sam and Adele Golden Foundation September 14, 2014
Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation September 19, 1014
Visual Arts Grants
Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists September 30, 2014
Grants to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects
The GRAMMY Foundation October 1, 2014
CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming
Chamber Music America October 3, 2014
National Dance Project Touring Award
New England Foundation for the Arts October 14, 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
New England States Touring (NEST) Grants
New England Foundation for the Arts December 1, 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
Executive Director
Snow Farm;
Williamsburg, 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
Administrative Associates
Pontine Theatre;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled Marguerite Mathews
Assistant, Department 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 Audience Services
The Colonial Theatre;
Keene, NH
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
Senior Development Professional
The Music Hall;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled

Todd Hunter

"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
NH Writers Project Critique Partner Match Matches writers seeking critique partners.

Suggested meeting schedule: 4 times in a 4-month period
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
Keene Young Professionals Nonprofit Fair For young professionals and nonprofits in the Monadnock Region seeking to connect with one another. September 18, 2014;
6-8 p.m.
Applying for Grants & Residencies: Strategies for Writers (webinar) Covers all aspects of the grant and residency process for writers, including researching appropriate programs, putting together a competitive application, and making the most of both award and rejection letters. September 18, 2014;
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Commissioner's Roundtable on Cultural & Heritage Tourism Roundtable discussion:
"Small Towns, Big Opportunities:
When New Hampshire’s Cultural & Heritage Organizations Work Together, Amazing Things Can Happen "
September 23, 2014;
10 a.m.-noon
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 Explores how writers, artists, and educators express the rich forest heritage of the Northeast: both the natural history of our region, and the interactions of people and place. October 17-19, 2014
NH Certificate Program in Nonprofit Board Governance

*Fiduciary responsibilities of nonprofit boards
*15 principles of exceptional boards
*What board meetings should be all about
*What resources to use at board meetings

October 30, 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
The Business of Being an Artist Business basics for artists and craftspeople November 1-2, 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
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
Westside Pool;
El Paso, TX
A large scaled artwork that integrates with the building’s architecture. September 25, 2014
Terminal/Apron Expansion and Improvements Project at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport;
Austin, TX
Interior art. September 30, 2014
January 8th Memorial;
Tuscon, AZ
Design concept for
1.) Renovation of El Presidio Park
2.) Exterior portion of a memorial to Tucson’s January 8th shooting in 2011.
September 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. Deadline: November 21, 2014;

Site Visit: September 13, 2014, 10 a.m.

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Item Date Notes For more information
Belknap Mill Art Bazaar in Rotary Park Various Saturdays throughout 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
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: September 9, 2014

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