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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
The Nifty Fifties (review) ;
The Palace Theatre;
Manchester, NH
For the Silver Stars senior troupe.

Be prepared to sing in the style of the show.
May 9, 2015;
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Fox on the Fairway;
Majestic Theatre;
Manchester, NH
Casting adults May 11 and May 13, 2015;
7 p.m.

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information
2015 Folk Art Contest Theme: "The Year Without a Summer" May 15, 2015
Annual Open Art Exhibit 2D no larger than 40" wide, framed May 15, 2015
Build-the-Box Design the newsbox for The Sound, for 2015 Prescott Park Arts Festival May 15, 2015

Email the word "Prospectus" to:

National Book Award Poetry, fiction and non-fiction May 15, 2015
JetWriters Essay Contest Essays focused on several topics related to education. May 17, 2015
not BIG(3) Contemporary art; cannot exceed 12 inches in any direction, including frame June 15, 2015
Show Your World 2D June 30, 2015
Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize Short fiction June 30, 2015
Celebrating Flight 2D, 3D, digital media related to the theme of flight Submissions accepted August 3-8, 2015 Jessica Pappathan

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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
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions National Endowment for the Humanities May 5, 2015
Arthur Flagler Fultz Award
American Music Therapy Association May 8, 2015
Community Grants Program: Express Grants
NH Charitable Foundation May 8, 2015
Community Project Grants (quarterly)
NH Humanities Council May 10, 2015
Transnational Cultural Remittances Grant National Association of Latino Arts and Culture May 21, 2015
Arts in Health Care Project Grant
NH State Council on the Arts May 22, 2015
2015 Individual Photographer's Fellowship Aaron Siskind Foundation May 29, 2015
French-American Jazz Exchange Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation May 29, 2015
New England States Touring (NEST) Grant
New England Foundation for the Arts June 1, 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

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Jobs, Residencies, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Organization / Location Deadline to apply For more information
Program Manager - Pilot Grants Program New England Foundation for the Arts May 15, 2015
Photographer, Imaging Services Department Northeast Document Conservation Center May 22, 2015 Terrance D’Ambrosio
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
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
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
"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
The Art of Writing: Turning words, sentences & stories into student-created art books  Introduces ways to motivate young writers on any academic level so that they can gain skills in the process of writing through appealing exercises in poetry, imaginative expression and journaling. Attention will be given to differentiating and adapting the lessons to fully include students with learning differences and disabilities. May 6, 2015;
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nonprofit Leaders & Members Roundtable  Shape Your Board for a Bright Future: Governance. With Integral Master Coach and Facilitator Lyedie Geer, founding director of The Moving Company Dance Center (MOCO). May 15, 2015;
8:30 - 10 a.m.
Evaluating Your Arts Programs: An Introduction For arts educators, teachers, teaching artists and creative development / youth arts program leaders who work in educational and community settings. With Maren Brown. May 15, 2015;
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Concepts in Digital Preservation (webinar) Introduces issues in digital preservation. Covers the risks facing digital objects and the major strategies being used in cultural heritage institutions to care for them over time. May 19, 2015;
2-4 p.m.
Vendor Readiness & Outdoor Market Meeting Casual meeting, networking, social time, and sharing updates about the coming market season.

May 19, 2015; 6-8 p.m.

May 21, 2015; 6-8 p.m.
Leveraging the Cloud (webinar)

*what cloud computing is
*how it works
*the pros and cons of moving to the cloud
*cost-saving strategies
*security policies and protections

May 21, 2015; 10-11 a.m.
Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) 2015

Currently seeking workshop proposals.

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

June 2-3, 2015
Art Teacher and Artist Chemical Safety Workshop Introduction to toxicology, common chemicals of concern in the arts, safer alternatives to hazardous art products, more May 29, 2015
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
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 Lead a 2 1/2 hour workshop for teachers focusing in arts skills and applications for the classroom. August 10-12, 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
Mather Elementary School Green Space Improvement Project: Boston, MA Exterior art for school entrance May 22, 2015
Utah State University;
Brigham City, Utah.
Exterior site-specific art May 22, 2015
Nebraska History Museum;
Lincoln, NE
Exterior art suited to flat brick surfaces June 1, 2015
Peace Corps Commemorative Work;
Washington, DC
Outdoor art that embodies the Peace Corps' mission June 12, 2015
Greater Grand Crossing Branch Library;
Chicago, IL
Low-maintenance site-specific art June 14, 2015
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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

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Item Date Notes For more information
Governor's Arts Awards June 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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