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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
Tuckermans at 9; Based in the NH Seacoast area
Semi-pro contemporary a cappella group. Year round performances, 8-12 per year, and weekly rehearsals.  Until filled Demo video at, then email
Arsenic & Old Lace,
Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts
(ages 13-18),
922 Elm St., Suite 315, Manchester, NH

Auditioners will read from the provided script.
All roles are open.

Production run: Jan. 29-31, 2016.

November 3 and 8, 2016, 6:30 p.m. sharp
America's Got Talent; nationwide auditions;

Singers, dancers, comedians, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and more

November 14, 2015
Black Coffee,
Beatrice Herford's VOKES Theatre,
Wayland, MA

By Agatha Christie, a poirot mystery featuring Hercule Poirot, directed by Chris Cardoni.
Auditions will be readings from the script.
Callbacks: TBD - Tuesday 11/17 or Wed. 11/18, 7:00 p.m.

Production run: February 25 - March 12 (Thursday - Saturday at 8:00 pm, Saturday March 5 & 12 at 2 p.m.)

November 15 and 16, 2016


Calendar Girls,
Community Players of Concord, NH
Auditions at the Players' Studio

Information Session: November 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Cal backs: December 2 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Rehearsals: start December 7 and will be scheduled for weeknights only until production week

Production run: February 12-14, 2016

November 30, and December 1, 2016, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. http://communityplayersof

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information
Fauna All art media November 10, 2015
Poetry Society of New Hampshire's National Contest Poetry (less than 40 lines) November 15, 2015
"Epilogue" Wearable Art November 16, 2015
Focal Point: Fine Art and Creative Photography Exhibition 2D and 3D artwork created in any form of photography other than video is eligible. November 19, 2015
Interiors Photography November 22, 2015
Recycled, Repurposed, Recovered: Found Object Art 2D, 3D, installation or digital media (including video based media). Submissions must depict progressive approaches to found object art. November 25, 2015

Play Space Design Competition Design innovative outdoor play spaces for a Philly public school, library, and recreation center November 30, 2015
Emerging Artists 2016

All art media

November 30, 2015


NFCC Hardee Center For the Arts Call for Entries 2D and small 3D works of art December 1, 2015

"Contrast" All art media December 6, 2015

"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.
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

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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
Quick Grants (up to $1,000) NH Humanities Council November 12, 2015
Awards for Adventurous Programming in contemporary/classical, or jazz music Chamber Music America (CMA) / American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) November 13, 2015
NEST Grant
Presentations of New England-based performing artists from outside of a presenter’s state
New England States Touring (NEST) December 1, 2015
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections - Planning National Endowment for the Humanities December 1, 2015
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections - Implementation National Endowment for the Humanities December 1, 2015
USArtists International Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation December 4, 2015
Translation Projects (prose, poetry or drama into English) National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) December 8, 2015
Quarterly Grants (up to $10,000) NH Humanities Council January 9, 2016
Expeditions Tour Planning Grant New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) February 22, 2016
Creative Capital Awards Program Creative Capital Foundation March 2, 2015, 4:00pm EST

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Jobs, Residencies, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Organization / Location Deadline to apply For more information
Residency Partnership Program Chamber Music America (CMA) November 6, 2015 Susan Dadian, Program Director for CMA Classical/Contemporary
(212) 242-2022 ext. 102
Marketing and Communications Director Flynn Center for the Performing Arts;
Burlington, VT
November 9, 2015
Interim Executive Director Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN);
Bethlehem, NH
Start Date:
January 4, 2016
Administrative Assistant (part-time) New Hampshire Dance Institute;
Keene, NH
until filled Michael Blair, president
(603) 355-8911
Executive Director Chandler Center for the Arts;
Randolph, VT
until filled
Executive Director: Commission on the Arts and Humanities Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments;
Washington, DC
until filled
Executive Director NH Made;
Epping, NH
until filled Kristine Mossey
Executive Director New Hampshire Dance Institute;
Keene, NH
until filled Michael Blair, president
(603) 355-8911
Executive Director 3S Artspace; Portsmouth, NH until filled
Email inquiries to

Gallery Supervisor
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery;
Hooksett (Welcome Center), NH
until filled
Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, and Master Carpenter Jean's Playhouse (National Tour of A Christmas Carol);
Lincoln, NH
until filled

Scott Severance, Producing Artistic Director
(603) 275-0605

Managing Director New England Center for Circus Arts;
Brattleboro, VT
until filled
Marketing Manager The Colonial Theatre;
Keene, NH
until filled Deborah Butler
Music Teaching positions (part-time): drums, piano, violin, voice North Main Music;
Nashua, NH
until filled
Sales Associate
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery;
Hooksett (Welcome Center), NH
until filled
Strategic Marketing Associate Symphony NH;
Nashua, NH
until filled
Executive Director SEE Science Center until filled
Administrative Assistant Winnipesaukee Playhouse:
Meredith, 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
Public Art Discussion Series: Making Art Happen The latest Public Art Discussion Series event to discuss the importance of planning, infrastructure and collaborations between artists, fabricators and organizations when working to create successful permanent and temporary public art. November 4, 2015
Fall 2015 Arts Education Partnership Conference Annual arts education conference from the NH State Council on the Arts and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. Theme: "The Art & Spirit of Leadership." November 6, 2015
Government Grants and Contracts Webinar How to get reimbursed for your indirect costs

November 9, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
NEFA's 2015 Idea Swap Network and share project ideas that may qualify for NEFA funding November 10, 2015
How to Use CreativeGround as a Cultural Organization or Creative Business - Webinar Webinar attendee will: Create or update a visually appealing profile, Find other organizations and artists for collaborations, Advertise your organization’s space, and Explore and quantify the creative artists and creative enterprises at work in your community November 11, 2015
Conference for Community Arts Education Creating a more favorable environment through collaborations within and beyond the arts sector.

November 11-14, 2015
The Law and its Effect on Small Museums, Historic Houses and Historical Societies

Registration fee workshop with light lunch, and net-working break with snacks included.

November 13, 2015 Register at
Scholastic Media Association (SMA) Fall 2015 Conference Focus of this conference is Cost vs. Technology. Location is the MIT Media Lab, in Cambridge, MA. November 21, 2015

Moving Forward - Self-Managing Your Career A session for emerging artists presented by Chamber Music America and led by Karen Kennedy of 24 Seven Artist Development December 1, 2015
Making Your CreativeGround Profile Stand Out with Images and Video - Webinar

A 45 minute webinar that explores ways to make your Creative Ground profile page stand out with videos and images that tell your story

December 8, 2015,
1-1:45 p.m.
Training Institute: Creative Center for Artists and Administrators in Healthcare and Creative Aging

Focus will be on implementing and sustaining high quality arts programming in a variety of healthcare settings.

It is encouraged that artist and administrators apply together.

Application Deadline: December 14, 2015

Training Institute: Sun. March 20 - Fri. March 25, 2016
Chamber Music America's 2016 National Conference Workshops, performances, exhibits and networking

January 7-10, 2016

Early bird registration ends Nov. 29

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Requests for Proposals
Project; Location Notes Deadline For more information
MHS Roundhouse Public Art Installation;
Marshalltown, Iowa

Seeking an artist or artist-led team for the commissioning of a large-scale work of art for permanent installation in the entry area of the recently renovated Roundhouse sports facility at Marshalltown High School. November 11, 2015
City Entryway Art;
Golden, CO

Original artwork for entryway that will provide a clear sense of arrival and a tone for the overall design quality in Golden.

November 20, 2015
Public Safety Memorial: Figurative Sculpture;
Tempe, AZ
This memorial will honor the Tempe Firefighters, Police Officers and Police Canines that have lost their lives in the line of duty. November 23, 2015 https://tempepublicart.submittable.
Two $150k Public Art Opportunities – Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium;
Tacoma, WA
Artists are invited to create immersive installations in two separate but related locations that engage visitors and reflect the main interpretive theme: We share the ocean and the responsibility to protect it. November 23, 2015
2016 Beam Camp Projects;
Strafford, NH
Camp Beam seeks project proposals from engineers, architects, designers, sculptures, builders, videographers, technologists, artist and makers of all kinds. Projects should be ambitious enough to occupy and challenge 108 campers and 20+ staff members, and preferably will take advantage of the camp's landscape and rural setting. January 7, 2016
Honolulu MOCA Art in City Buildings for Waianae Police Station Replacement;
Honolulu, HI

Tell the story of the Waianae, Oahu area, to enhance the exterior of the Waianae Police Station Replacement building. Artwork may be a fresco, frieze, mosaic, mural, sculpture, or other wall-mounted work of art that is permanently installed; and must be of a
durable material.

January 13, 2016
U.S. General Services Administration:
Art in Architecture Program Registry
Oversees the commissioning of artworks for new federal buildings nationwide ongoing

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Item Date Notes For more information
12th Annual Vermont Performance Showcase November 19, 2015 See 24 live performances in one day. A fantastic event for anyone needing to hire a live performer in the coming year.
Call for Interest: Saint-Gaudens' Blow-Me-Down Farm open through November 30, 2015 Proposals should adhere to the park's vision for Blow-Me-Down Farm to serve as a "National Park for the Arts," providing space for art creation, arts education, arts performance and historic preservation
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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Last updated: November 5, 2015
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