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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
Several plays;
The Little Church Theatre;
Holderness, NH
See website for details June 6-7, 2015;
1 p.m.!
Several shows;
Palace Professional Theatre for Children (PPT4C);
Manchester, NH
For ages 14 and up;
Dance call begins at 11, followed by singing callbacks - be prepared with 16 bars
June 7, 2015;
11 a.m.
Megan Quinn
Charlotte's Web;
Leddy Center;
Epping, NH
Adult and children's roles June 13, 2015 - call ahead to book an audition time
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof;
Milford Area Players;
Milford, NH
See website for audition details June 28 & 30, 2015;
7-10 p.m.

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information
not BIG(3) Contemporary art; cannot exceed 12 inches in any direction, including frame June 15, 2015
9th Annual National & Regional Poetry Competition Poetry June 19, 2015
Institute on Disability 2016 Calendar 2D drawings, paintings June 26, 2015
May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize Poetry collection June 30, 2015
Show Your World 2D June 30, 2015
Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize Short fiction June 30, 2015
Healing with Art Exhibitable art for Norris Cotton Cancer Centers July 10, 2015
2015 Juried Summer Exhibition Gallery-ready work July 11, 13 and 14, 2015
Celebrating Flight 2D, 3D, digital media related to the theme of flight Submissions accepted August 3-8, 2015 Jessica Pappathan
7th Annual It’s Pastel National Juried Exhibition Pastels September 5, 2015

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Grants, Funding & Awards
Organization/s Deadline For more information
The Awesome Foundation
Boston chapter ongoing
Community Facility Grants
USDA / Vermont and New Hampshire 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 rolling; application due one calendar month or more prior to the departure date of the proposed trip
2015 Summer Readers Grants Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) rolling until funds are depleted
17 Categories of Fellowships Vermont Studio Center June 15, 2015
Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant
Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals June 22, 2015
Common Heritage National Endowment for the Humanities June 25, 2015
Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund NH Charitable Foundation July 7, 2015
Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants NH State Council on the Arts July 10, 2015
ArtWorks Grants National Endowment for the Arts July 23, 2015
General Project Grants for Community Engagement NH State Council on the Arts July 31, 2015
Community Grants Program: Project Grants and Operating Grants NH Charitable Foundation August 21, 2015

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Jobs, Residencies, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Organization / Location Deadline to apply For more information
Design Associate The Music Hall;
Portsmouth, NH
June 5, 2015
Costumer Somersville Arts Council;
Somersville, MA
June 8, 2015
Visual Arts Associate NH State Council on the Arts;
Concord, NH
June 8, 2015

Assistant Director Aidron Duckworth Art Preservation Trust;
Meriden, NH
until filled Grace Harde
Assistant Museum Manager
Castle in the Clouds;
Moultonborough, NH
until filled
A/V Assistant Technical Director
The Music Hall;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Chief Financial Officer
The Music Hall;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Choreographer for Teen Production of Legally Blonde
The Majestic Theatre;
Manchester, NH
until filled A. Robert Dionne, Artistic Director
Development Associate Symphony New Hampshire;
Nashua, NH
until filled
Domain / Studio Specialist Beam Camp;
Strafford, NH
until filled
Executive Director

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm;
Tamworth, NH

until filled
Master Electrician; Scenic Intern The Peterborough Players;
Peterborough, NH
until filled
Musical Director / Accompanist for Teen Production of Legally Blonde
The Majestic Theatre;
Manchester, NH
until filled A. Robert Dionne, Artistic Director
Operations Manager League of NH Craftsmen;
Concord, NH
until filled
State Crew
(summer position)
Marlboro Music;
Marlboro, VT
until filled
Summer positions Prescott Park Arts Festival;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Summer Theatre Camp teachers The Winnipesaukee Playhouse;
Meredith, NH
until filled
Technical Director
The Barnstormers Theatre;
Tamworth, NH
until filled
Directors Jean's Playhouse;
Lincoln, NH
ongoing Scott H. Severance, Producing Artistic Director
"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 Communities Exchange (CCX) 2015

CCX is a peer-to-peer exchange of the strategies used in successful creative economy initiatives around New England.

June 2-3, 2015

Copyrights & Lunch: Whys, Whens and Hows

Learn why, when and how to apply for a copyright, single work of art and a grouping of art, original artwork vs. commissioned work, using reference materials – when to obtain permission, safeguarding artwork copyright on the Internet and resources. June 9, 2015;
noon-2 p.m.
Stop Guessing on Facebook: Get the Results You Want & Write Next Month's Posts! Learn how to apply proven Facebook marketing strategies and techniques, build a fan base, and grow your business with a meaningful Facebook presence. June 12, 2015;
noon-2:00 p.m.
Guarding Against Fraud & Embezzlement Fraud, particularly embezzlement, is an increasing threat to nonprofit organizations that causes not only financial loss but also loss of public trust. Find out what you, as a CEO, CFO, board leader, legal counsel, or business manager, can do to a guard against such an incident at your organization. June 18, 2015;
9 a.m. - noon
The Frost Place's Conference on Poetry and Teaching Emphasis is on the reading-conversation-writing-revision cycle. Aligns with the Common Core anchor standards for reading and writing. Graduate-level credits available through Plymouth State University. June 21-25, 2015
Strategies to Support a Diverse Workforce (webinar) This webinar will explore the topic of diversity at work, and will identify strategies that employers, human resource professionals and managers can use to support diversity in the workplace at all levels, not just by HR. June 24, 2015;
9-10 a.m.
Teachers as Writers Workshop Reading and writing workshop that directly follows the Conference on Poetry and Teaching (see above listing). Led by renowned poet-teacher Baron Wormser, it gives teachers the opportunity to focus entirely on their own creative growth. June 25-26, 2015
The Frost Place Poetry Seminar Daily presentation/discussion exploring aspects of craft and technique; an afternoon workshop of participants’ poems or individual meeting with faculty; and an evening reading, some by faculty poets and others featuring participants. August 2-8, 2015
Teacher Art Retreat The Teacher Art Retreat is a chance for you to get away and work within the arts. Each workshop is build for you to try new methods and reinvent previous skills, to meet new people and enrich friendships. This year’s workshops include mask making, storytelling, visual art as a means to express powerful words and book making.   August 10-12, 2015
New Hampshire Poetry Festival Readings, panels and workshops. September 19, 2015
Conference for Community Arts Education Creating a more favorable environment through collaborations within and beyond the arts sector.

November 11-14, 2015


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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
Murphy Road & Third Street Roundabout;
Bend, Oregon
Sculpture June 8, 2015
Peace Corps Commemorative Work;
Washington, DC
Outdoor art that embodies the Peace Corps' mission June 12, 2015
Vail Skatepark;
Vail, Colorado
Outdoor artwork that will remain aesthetically relevant to the community in future years. June 12, 2015
Greater Grand Crossing Branch Library;
Chicago, IL
Low-maintenance site-specific art June 14, 2015
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The University of Kearney Health Science Education / University of Nebraska Medical Center Building;
Kearney, NE
Interior hanging or suspended sculpture, with all 3D work considered June 20, 2015
National World War One Memorial;
Washington, DC
Outdoor monument July 21, 2015
Walanae Police Station Replacement;
Honolulu, HI
Fresco, frieze, mosaic, mural, sculpture, or other wall-mounted work of art that is permanently installed; and must be of a durable material. August 7, 2015
Core Campus Project at Clemson University;
Clemson, SC
Interior / exterior art of residential / dining / retail space August 10, 2015

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Item Date Notes For more information
Governor's Arts Awards July 1, 2015 Recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals, organizations and communities to the cultural life of our state.
"Art Educator of the Year," "Outstanding Service Inside of the Profession" and "Outstanding Service Outside of the Profession" Awards Applications due June 20, 2015 NH Art Educators' Association awards
16-week Rotating Art Exhibits ongoing Displayable art, including photography.
Artist Gallery at Barrington Public Library ongoing Seeking work by talented artists, for display behind our circulation desk Amy Inglis
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

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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