Sunday, September 02, 2012

Fall Resource Guide: Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

Where are they jobs? Where can I get money for my projects? What fellowships can I apply for? Where can I exhibit my work?   Opportunity is knocking, are you going to answer the door?

Manager of Projects & Special Events

Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown and Collingswood
The Manager of Projects and Special Events is a full time position at Perkins Center for the Arts, a multi-disciplinary community arts center with facilities in Moorestown and Collingswood NJ. The Manager is responsible for researching, planning and coordinating two annual fundraisers and all public community projects/events held throughout the year.
Responsibilities include the smooth operation of assigned events, from beginning planning stages, pulling together all event details for successful execution, through event completion and cleanup. This includes soliciting corporate sponsorship, managing a volunteer special events committee and recruiting and managing a volunteer workforce at each event, marketing and promotion of events, administrative duties as it relates to the position, and event participation.
The Manager must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, meet deadlines and be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. S/he should have a love for special event management, provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers and volunteers.
Conduct research, make site visits, and find resources to help staff and committee make decisions about event opportunities.
Assist with preparing budgets and provide periodic progress reports to staff directors for each event.
Keep track of event finances including check requests, invoicing, and reporting.
Assist with negotiations for space contracts, book event space, and prepare and modify event contracts as requested.
Arrange space layout for each event, plan food and beverage, decorations and signage.
Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters.
Manage on-site production and cleanup for events
Prepare nametags, materials, notebooks, packages, gift bags, registration lists, seating cards, etc.
Close out all events as required.
Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.
Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and speaking.
Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments from a variety of staff and volunteers.
Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism.
Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision.
Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
At least 1 year experience coordinating special events.
Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and mail merges; email and web searches.
Send resume and cover letter to: Alan Willoughby, Executive Director, Perkins Center for the Arts, 395 Kings Highway, Moorestown, NJ 08057.
Email to: or fax to 856-235-6624.

Arts Education Program Assistant

Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown & Collingswood, NJ
Perkins Center for the Arts seeks an Arts Education Program Associate to assist with the management of registration based education programming at the Centers two locations in Moorestown and Collingswood, NJ. The full time position reports to Manager of Studio Classes/Summer Camp. Responsibilities include:
• Class enrollment management
• E-Commerce payment management
• Data entry
• Assisting customers with enrollment
• Website updates
• Life model management & proctoring of studio classes when needed
• Coordinate end of session final events, including dance recitals
• Assist with promotion of classes
• Assist with the summer arts camp
• Assist with arts education related weekend programs and community events/festivals on occasion.
• Assist with developing and implementing programs for specific interest and for special times
• Front desk duties one hour per day
Qualifications: Candidates will have a BA/BFA in fine art, art history, education or communications, and experience in a not-for-profit organization; excellent people skills; excellent communication and writing skills; computer and database management skills. Knowledge or experience in the arts is a plus.
Email resume and cover letter to: Diane Felcyn, Assistant Director: or mail to: Perkins Center for the Arts, 395 Kings Highway, Moorestown, NJ 08057

Membership Manager

Arts Pride NJ
Under the supervision of the Director of Programs and Services, the Membership Manager is responsible for overseeing the individual Jersey Arts Membership program as well as organizational membership in ArtPride New Jersey and its various outreach committees and projects. This key staff person will supervise a part-time Membership Services Associate.
Minimum Qualifications The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in an arts-related field of study in addition to a minimum of 3 years experience in the membership department of a nonprofit cultural organization. Must be self-motivated and detail-oriented.
Must possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong customer services skills, experience in event coordination, a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a highly productive work environment, the capacity to work well both independently and collaboratively, and an ability to thrive in a team environment.
Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency in database systems (Raiser's Edge preferred) and the Window's Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), is essential. A working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver) is a plus but not required.
Travel throughout the region is necessary; therefore candidates must have a car, valid driver’s license and auto insurance. Some nights and weekends are required. A passion for the arts and a sense of humor wouldn't hurt either!
Classification: Full-time; Salary Deadline to apply: Resumes will be accepted until position is filled, however no later than September 21, 2012 (5:00pm EST)
Get the complete job description and apply online:

Principal Administrative Assistant, Education Division, Brooklyn Museum of Art
Location: Brooklyn, NY

REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires a bachelor's degree and three years of related experience in financial record-keeping and general administration.  The appropriate candidate must have excellent communication, mathematical, organizational, written, analytical, interpersonal and supervisory skills.  Computer knowledge, including proficiency with Excel and Word, is required.  Successful candidate must be articulate, detail-oriented, capable of dealing with many projects simultaneously, and diplomatic in working with a variety of colleagues in the Museum and arts/education community.  Experience in the arts or in museums would be an asset. Knowledge of Brooklyn's diverse communities would be a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Education Division Principal Administrator will report to the Vice Director for Education & Program Development in an extremely busy office of approximately 20 employees.  The Administrator will be responsible for processing, tracking & reporting all departmental payables and receivables, reconciling general ledgers, and for working with the Vice Director, Education Department managers and the BMA Financial and Development departments to create and update complex budgets and budget forecast.   The Administrator will be asked to oversee a large number of accounts, including many based on grant income, and to ensure that funds are spent in an appropriate and timely manner.  In addition, this individual will oversee timesheets and payroll functions for the Education Department.

The Principal Administrator will provide direct support to the Vice Director of Education and clerical support to the Education Division. This will include the creation, monitoring, and evaluation of administrative priorities and duties.  The responsibilities of the accounts administrator include processing purchase orders, answering phones, serving as liaison with other museum support departments, and other duties as assigned.


WORK SCHEDULE:  35 hours, five days a week

TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover letter to    No phone calls please.

The Brooklyn Museum of Art is an Equal opportunity Employer.  The Immigration and Control Act (1986) requires that all hires be in conformity with the law.

Artists Reach Teaching Artist, Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Location: New York, NY

MAD Seeks an experienced teaching artist for it Arts Reach Program. MAD in partnership with the Manhattan Alternate Learning Center (MALC), a division of New York City public schools for middle and high school students who are serving short and long- term suspensions, provides the opportunity to for students to learn about arts & design through hands-on projects that reflect MAD's current exhibitions. The ALC administration views this time as an opportunity to reach students who are in severe danger of being left behind by their peers and to expose them to positive influences. The primary objectives of these in-class workshops, which are led by the Museum's teaching artists, is to provide a positive environment to nurture innovative critical thinking and creative problem solving skills which encourage stude! nts' self-confidence. For additional program info

Responsibilities include:
-Collaborating with the Education Department in design and implementation of interactive gallery talks and activities, including creating detailed lesson plans
-Attending all training sessions and meeting
-Researching MAD's collection and special exhibitions
-Documenting and reflecting on your own teaching

Qualifications include:
-Undergraduate or Master's Degree in modern and contemporary art history, fine arts, art education, or education with strong knowledge of modern and contemporary art; a background in studio art preferred, practicing artists are encouraged to apply.
-Demonstrated experience teaching students in school programs and/or special needs audiences
-Experience working with a diverse group of students
-Knowledge of learning and cognitive theory and best practices for children with special needs a plus.
-Experience with middle school and high school students
-Experience working in a museum or cultural setting
-Ability to make a commitment of at least one year
-Enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and ability to work in a fast-paced class environment.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, two lesson plan examples, and up to six images of your work and six images of recent student projects to with the position title in the subject line. Please no phone or fax messages. Deadline: September 21, 2012

MuseJobs list serv ( They send out a lot of rather incomprehensible listings but you can then google anything from there and generally track down a more understandable posting. And of course, most of this is targeted to Museum jobs, but maybe there's something in there that would appeal.

ArtPride NJ Job Bank:


Deadline: Friday, September 14
Fellowship, The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Three Fellows will be granted $100,000 for one year and and work space that will allow them to turn an inspired idea into a game-changing reality. Fellows will be expected to build on NCF’s current portfolio by pushing beyond its boundaries and opening productive new lines of inquiry; asking provocative questions; challenging conventional wisdom; and developing new ideas, approaches, and strategies. NCF’s Arts and Culture Program is particularly interested in the national dialogue regarding the role of the arts in social change.

Deadline: Saturday, September 15
Honoring the Next Generation Award, Arts and Healing Network
Every year the Arts and Healing Network honors artists who are truly making a difference in the world by using the creative process to heal and transform themselves, a community and the planet. Each recipient of an AHN Award receives a one-time monetary gift as well as a being featured on the network’s website. Nominations for artists aged 18 – 35 are requested for the September 15 deadline (it is possible to nominate yourself).

Deadline: Saturday, September 15
Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships to assist research and artistic creation. United States Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife established the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1925 as a memorial to a son who died April 26, 1922. The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed. Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Applications and accompanying documents from citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada should be submitted no later than the deadline.  The Foundation will send requests to each of an applicant's listed references for an appraisal of the applicant and his or her proposed project. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Approximately 220 Fellowships are awarded each year.

Deadline: Saturday, September 15
The Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
In recognition of photography as a leading contemporary cultural medium, this new prize was initiated by the Shpilman Family and the Shpilman Institute for Photography together with the Israel Museum with the joint objectives of stimulating, encouraging and cultivating international research projects in photography and of broadening the range of photographic investigations which integrate theoretical issues with practical ones. The Shpilman Prize is open to all and free of prejudices of race, nationality, religion or gender. Potential candidates may include artists and scholars in photography with a proven and significant record of past achievements who intend to undertake a research project of consequence in the field. Entrants should have already accomplished a significant body of work and significant professional credentials. Candidates for the prize must be nominated by experienced professionals in art and/or photography affiliated with non-commercial artistic, cultural or academic institutions. The prize in the amount of $45,000 will be awarded once every two years based on the decision of an international jury.

Deadline: Friday, September 28
The William H. Johnson Prize
The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts supports emerging African American artists who work in the following media: painting; photography; sculpture; printmaking; installation; new media. This prize is awarded annually to an emerging artist who has finished their academic work within the last twelve years.

Deadline: Monday, October 15
Grant for New Jersey Photographers, The George and Helen Segal Foundation
$5,000 and $10,000 awards for photographers. Eligibility Requirements include Age: 21 and over and must be a New Jersey resident. Students are ineligible.            

Deadline: Wednesday, October 17
AP Fund, Creative Capital
Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Creative Capital, the MAP Fund supports artists, ensembles, producers, and presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies a spirit of exploration and deep inquiry. MAP is particularly interested in supporting work that examines notions of cultural difference or "the other," be that in class, gender, generation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other aspects of diversity. Applications must come from organizations based in the United States that have current nonprofit 501(c)(3) federal tax status. Unincorporated artists and ensembles may apply through an eligible fiscal sponsor. Organizations and artists must demonstrate at least two years of professional experience. MAP supports only projects that contain a live performance. Eligible projects must not have premiered anywhere in the world before the first date of the current grant activities period. Grants range from $10,000 to $45,000. MAP supports most direct costs related to the conception, creation, and premiere of a new work. These include but are not limited to commissioning fees and artists' salaries, research costs, rehearsal and workshop expenses, promotion, and audience outreach and production costs up to and including the premiere run of the work. Visit the MAP Fund Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures. Letters of Inquiry will be accepted online beginning September 4, with a deadline of October 17, 2012.

Grants for Environmental Artists, Nancy H. Gray Foundation for Art in the Environment
No website -
The Foundation supports individual artists and organizations for projects that improve the environment or provide quiet space and habitat for humans and animals. Grants from $1,000 - $5,000. The grant is available by mail only. For details, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to: N.H. Gray Foundation for Art in the Environment, 5128 Manning Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Creative Grants Program, The DeviantART
This grant program is a source of funding that will allow artists to make creative dreams a reality. On a 3-month cycle, deviantART accepts applications from artists seeking to fund art-related projects. A panel called the Creative Grants Board will pick those projects that they believe will benefit particularly from a grant and give those artists the support they need to make it happen.

Puffin Foundation. 
For the year 2013 cycle we will review grants only in the following fields:  fine arts (painting, sculpture, drawing, crafts, etc.), dance and video.  

The Puffin Foundation Ltd. continues to make grants that encourage emerging artists whose works might have difficulty being aired due to their genre and/or social philosophy. The Foundation does not have the means to fund large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books.  Average grants are approximately $1,250.  The maximum grant size is $2,500.

Beginning in September, to receive an application packet please send a SASE (#10 self-addressed stamped envelope) to:
Puffin Foundation Ltd.
Application Request
20 Puffin Way
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111


Deadline: Friday, September 14
Call for Entries, The Smithsonian Craft Show
This prestigious craft show is now accepting entries for the 2013 edition set to take place in April.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, September 14, 2012
The Center for Contemporary Art Juried ShowCLICK HERE
2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921
The Center presents high quality exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging, established, and under-represented artists in a variety of media working with a variety of subject matter. Exhibitions are proposed and selected by an Exhibitions Committee which is made up of area leaders in the field and includes museum curators, art professors, gallerists, professional artists, teachers and lecturers.

Deadline: Sept. 16

October 7- December 9, 2012
Work can be submitted starting September 14th for our annual juried Works On Paper Exhibition. This year's juror is Margaret Winslow, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum in Willimington, DE. One piece will be awarded the Museum Purchase Award. The Woodmere Art Museum will select one piece to be purchased by Perkins Center for the Arts and donated to their collection.
Receiving: Hand Delivery OnlyFriday, September 14, 10:00 AM–3:30 PM
 Sunday, September 16, 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
All entries must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. All works must have a declared value for insurance purposes.
DEADLINE: ASAP: read the prospectus.
NJ Art Teachers- Markeim Art Center
Art of New Jersey Art Educators
October 3 – 28
Our 2nd Annual exhibition of fine art and craft from artists who teach in New Jersey Schools.
Educators: to participate in the show, please click here for details.
Opening Reception Friday, October 12, 2012 7 -9pm

Deadline: Postmarked
 October 1, 2012.
New Hope Arts Center- Works in Wood. CLICK HERE
Works in Wood honors the rich cultural heritage of Bucks County woodworking while celebrating the new
visions of the contemporary artists
visions of the contemporary artists who
reside in our region and beyond. As a
reside in our region and beyond. As a
national juried show, Works in Wood
features artwork from the finest talent in the country today. Works are
features artwork from the finest talent in the country today. Works are not limited by function but must be original in design
and artists must incorporate at least 50%
of wood in each piece. The
and artists must incorporate at least 50%
of wood in each piece. The annual
exhibition features functional and non-functional works, studio furniture, turnings, constructions, sculpture and vessels in which artists use
wood as their primary media. 

Deadline: Oct. 6 
Shore Institute of Contemporary Art (SICA) 9th Annual Juried Exhibit
SICA, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, is seeking contemporary artwork in all medias for inclusion in our 9th Annual International Juried Exhibition.  The exhibition is open to all visual artists in all mediums, for works that have been completed in the past 5 years and that has never been displayed at SICA. Each artist may enter as many ORIGINAL pieces for consideration as they wish. ONLY one digital image can be submitted for each work of art, except for sculpture or installation where 2 views of each submission are allowed.
More Information:

For National WCA shows - there are a few shows- CLICK HERE

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