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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
24 Hour Play Festival;
Stockbridge Theatre;
Derry, NH
The festival will present five 10-15 minute plays created entirely in just twenty-four hours. Performances are
October 18, 2014

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat;
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse;
Meredith, NH

Prepare an up-tempo musical theatre song and bring its sheet music.

*Lead roles and ensemble roles are open to anyone age 8-18.
*Children’s Choir are open to actors as young as age 6.
October 17, 2014;
5-9 p.m.

October 18, 2014;
1-5 p.m.

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Calls for Entries & Competitions
Name Genre/Medium Deadline For more information
2nd Annual Cup Show & Sale Functional ceramic cups, mugs, tumblers, yunomis and more October 10, 2014
Portsmouth Short Film Night Short films from any genre from independent filmmakers October 10, 2014
NinjaEssays Writing Contest 800-1000 word essays November 1, 2014
Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century 2D November 7, 2014
9th Semiannual Competition - Dave Bown Projects Visual art; must be 18 or older to enter December 6, 2014
Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire Visual art

December 22, 2014
Embracing Our Differences Visual art - selected work will be displayed as billboard-sized images. January 5, 2015
The National Writing Project in New Hampshire Drama, fiction, non-fiction, poetry January 16, 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
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
Presenter Consortium for Jazz
Chamber Music America October 17, 2014
Research: Art Works
National Endowment for the Arts October 21, 2014
National Grants Program
ArtPlace America November 3, 2014
College Scholarship Program
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation November 4, 2014
2015 National Artist Teacher Fellowship
The Center for Arts in Education November 19, 2014

Museums for America Grants

Three categories:
*Learning Experiences
*Community Anchors
*Collections Stewardship

Institute for Library and Museum Services December 1, 2014
New England States Touring (NEST) Grants
New England Foundation for the Arts December 1, 2014
Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums
Institute for Library and Museum Services December 1, 2014

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Jobs, Residencies, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities
Organization / Location Deadline to apply For more information
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art;
Amherst, MA
October 22, 2014
Administrative Associates
Pontine Theatre;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled Marguerite Mathews
Box Office Associate (part time)
The Music Hall;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled Todd Hunter
Development Director
Prescott Park Arts Festival;
Portsmouth, NH
until filled
Executive Director
New England Foundation for the Arts;
Boston, MA
until filled
Marketing Studio Assistant Manager
Dartmouth College;
Hanover, NH
until filled
Performing Arts Media Assistant (part-time)
The Institute of Contemporary Art;
Boston, MA
until filled
Deputy Director of Development
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
Materials and New Ways to See the Urban Landscape Part of NEFA's Public Art Discussion Series October 9, 2014;
1-4 p.m.
Audition Workshop Prepare monologues and musical selections in advance. Networking 6-7 p.m., Auditions begin at 7 p.m. October 15, 2014
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 Workshops, panel discussions, readings October 15-19, 2014
Scholastic Media Association Fall Convention Workshops, panels, competition, networking for media educators October 17, 2014
Using Data to Tell Your Story Using data for accountability and impact. With national consultant Melissa Nemon. Two sessions:
October 22, 2014 and November 7, 2014
High Priority Rural Education Issues Symposium: Lessons from Research and Practice (webinar) Keynote speaker Robert Mahaffey at the Rural School and Community Trust in Washington, DC, will present a research overview of the state of rural education as well as federal policy initiatives that affect rural schools. October 30, 2014;
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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 Law, Small Museums and Historic Houses Conference Panel discussions on Collection Management, Employment and Disability Issues, Collection Licensing, more November 1, 2014
The Business of Being an Artist Business basics for artists and craftspeople November 1-2, 2014
13th Annual Idea Swap Network and share ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA's Expeditions grant program November 13, 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
New Police Department Headquarters Plaza;
Oklahoma City, OK
Exterior landscape art. November 4, 2014
Coral Springs Art Walk;
Coral Springs, FL
Sculpture for the entry way into the newly created NW 31st Court ArtWalk. November 7, 2014
Purple Line Light Rail Project;
Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, MD
Approximately 21 locations along new light rail transit line. November 14, 2014
Utah State University Eastern Central Instruction Building;
Price, UT
Site-specific art. November 14, 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

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Item Date Notes For more information
Artist Gallery at Barrington Public Library ongoing Seeking work by talented artists, for display behind our circulation desk Amy Inglis
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: October 7, 2014

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