Subject: July 17, 2015

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ARTISTS NEWSLETTER
News and Opportunities for Artists of Fairfield County
July 17, 2015
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is a nonprofit service organization that supports its members by providing unified marketing, capacity building, professional development, and advocacy services. This newsletter is sent to all who request it - but we ask that, if you are not a member, you explore membership benefits and consider joining this community of more than 300 individuals and organizations. Sign up here
CONTENTS
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OUR NEWS
❖ Our Make.Art.Work. Artists Curate Their Own Show: Reception July 18, 2-5pm
❖ Common Ground: Next Meeting - July 28
❖ Welcome New Artist Members: Carol Napomnich Dixon, Sholeh Janati, Nancy Moore and Amy Oestreicher.


YOUR NEWS
❖ Member Round-Up: Joy Bush, Carol Dixon, Peter Konsterlie, Scott Kuykendall, Duvian Montoya, Mary Newcomb, Rick Shaefer, and Karen Vogel

OTHER NEWS
❖ Arts Education Gets a Boost in the Senate
#ArtistHotline Launched July 15 on Twitter - Sign in for Next One August 19


CALLS FOR ENTRIES
❖ Faber Birren National Color Award Show: Deadline Extended - July 25
❖ Stamford Art Association, Art at the Ferguson: Anything Goes - July 24

❖ Coastal Arts Guild: Artists in Paradise - July 31
❖ Art Science Collaborations: Biodiversity/Extinction Show - August 23

ARTISTS SPACES
❖ Cooperative Design Space Available: Black Rock/Bridgeport West End
❖ Submit Your Space Rental or Needs to FCBuzz Classifieds


OPPORTUNITIES
❖ Regional Initiative Arts Grants - July 23
❖ Yaddo Residencies for Writers, Visual, Media and Performing Artists - Aug. 1
New Millennium Writings Awards - July 31
Poets & Writers: Writing Contests, Grants and Awards


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❖ How to Avoid Scam Artists When Selling Your Work 
Poets & Writers Guide to Publicity and Promotion


JOBS
❖ The Klein: Operations Manager
❖ Arts for Learning Connecticut: Corporate and Events Associate

❖ Bruce Museum: Manager of Youth and Family
❖ Westport Library: Research Wizard


CALENDAR
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
OUR NEWS
MAKE.ART.WORK ARTISTS CURATE THEIR OWN SHOW

The 15 artists that were accepted into the Fairfield Cohort of the Make.Art.Work professional development program, run by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, and funded by The Tremaine Foundation, have curated a show of their own work as part of the program. On & Off the Wall is currently on display at Art/Place (a Cultural Alliance member), located in the Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC) building at 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield. The Artists' Reception takes place this Saturday, July 18, 2-5pm and all are welcome. A portion of the proceeds from any sales of work will benefit Neighborhood Studios, a non-profit community school of the arts that reaches more than 1,500 Greater Bridgeport area youths each year. The Make.Art.Work program is a collaborative program undertaken by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County together with the Arts Council of Greater New Haven and Greater Hartford Arts Council, each of whose artists' cohorts have also curated their own shows. 
COMMON GROUND: JULY 28

The next meeting for artists, creative businesses and cultural nonprofits interested in working together on a range of cross-sector collaborative projects will be held at The Discovery Museum, July 28 at 6:30pm. This is the third follow-up meeting to the very successful CreativeGround/ Common Ground conference held at The Bijou Theatre April 30. If you missed either of the previous meetings and are interested in finding out more, contact David Green.
WELCOME NEW ARTIST MEMBERS
CAROL NIPOMNICH DIXON
Brooklyn-born Carol Nipomnich Dixon has lived in Greenwich since 1972. She has been drawing, painting, photographing, and experimenting with mixed media since she was a child. She likes to think that the child in her still appears in her art, along with her more mature feeling, intelligence, and wit. For Carol, art needs to convey a personal point of view, along with strong visual elements and well-executed techniques. Her inspiration comes from nature, her travels, other cultures and art over the ages - from Ming Dynasty squares to paintings by Klimt, Kandinsky, and Krasner. While she paints in oil and creates color photographs, her most characteristic pieces are her mixed-media embroidered collages (inspired by her Russian grand-mother, who taught her to embroider, and her grandfather who gave her fabric remnants from his tailor shop). Carol studied art at Pratt Institute and the Brooklyn Museum Art School and currently teaches at Stamford’s Adult Education Program and at the Greenwich Art Society Studio School. She has also taught at Greenwich Academy, and has been a visiting artist at many public schools. A Lifetime Artist Member of the Silvermine Guild of Arts, she has served as juror and curator for many area exhibitions and serves on the Boards of the Greenwich Art Society and the Art Society of Old Greenwich. She has had thirty solo artist exhibitions, and her work has appeared in many galleries, museums, art centers, libraries, private collections, and corporate headquarters. The recipient of numerous local, regional, and national awards, this year she received The Fiber Art Award at the Greenwich Art Society’s Annual Juried Exhibition at the Flinn Gallery in Greenwich (2015) and First Place, Mixed Media, at the Art Society of Old Greenwich Spring Show at the Garden Education Center (2015).
SHOLEH JANATI
Born in Tehran, Sholeh Janati adopted the United States as her home in 1988 and is now based in Westport. Her work is characterized by strong brush strokes, rich textures and vibrant colors. Her work in still life, nudes, portraits, and abstract paintings has earned her praise from a variety of American and European critics. Her recent paintings are abstract and provoke a constant interaction with the viewer. Her works have been shown in Silvermine’s Art of the Northeast exhibition and the Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, at the Bowery Gallery and the Viridian Artists Gallery in New York City, the Andrews Art Museum (Andrews, NC), The Pequot Library, the Ridgefield Artists Guild, Rowayton Art Center, Westport Arts Center, and the Westport Arts Festival. She writes that “My paintings are a translation of my collective experiences. Visual images transcend language barriers, and can in turn trigger personal connections from the viewer. Ultimately, I seek to create paintings that shift and layer their nuances, revealing themselves over time. My method is spontaneous and free-flowing, without any attempts to arrive at a preconceived result. This allows my vision to come through with bold brushstrokes and vibrant, playful colors. The rhythm of colors and shapes are layered with hidden symbols, words, and icons. Taken as a whole, the painting becomes a portal of communication between the viewer and the artist, intended to evoke a reaction based on shared experience.” Visit her website at: http://sholehart.com
NANCY MOORE

Nancy Moore writes that for the first part of her life she thought of herself as a "stealth artist," having never studied art formally. Art was always an “independent study,” conducted with, for example, George Chaplin, a student of Josef Albers. Twenty-five years and two children later, she says she took the plunge into “full-color exhibitionism” at her first one-woman show and hasn't looked back. In 2006, she exhibited at the Environmental Sciences Center at Yale University's Peabody Museum, and since then has shown widely in galleries, museums, and other public institutions. The materials she uses to create her paintings are wax crayon, watercolor, gouache, metallic paint, colored pencil, and graphite. The crayons are applied within the barest pencil outline. When the watercolor is laid on top, a wax relief, or batik effect, is created. The layers of crayon, paint, and pencil are built up until a fabric of woven texture appears. She writes that “the seamless blending of materials reflects my thought that humanity and nature should ideally function on a seamless, mutually sustaining continuum.” She is particularly interested in "the concept of transformation and how it relates to shape-shifting, gender-bending, evolution, and creation myth. The morphing of materials into images, of words into art, of male into female, of human into animal, of animal into landscape, of pattern into nature--these themes have yielded endless opportunities for me to explore artistically." Nancy is an artist guild member of the Silvermine Arts Center, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and the Surface Design Association. In 2014 she was juried into the National Association of Women Artists. Website: nancymooreart.com
AMY OESTREICHER

Amy Oestreicher is a 28-year-old actress, musician, teacher, composer, dancer, writer, artist, yogi, foodie, and general lover of life. At the age of 18, Amy fell into a coma for months, and once she came to, she resolved that she would never become the “patient” or “victim” that her medical circumstances wanted her to be. She simply allowed the unexpected detour to force her to investigate new productions and hobbies – she started a chocolate business, learned to cook and authored a food blog. She taught herself to paint and created mixed media acrylics, and put up three art shows within one year. She learned karate, tai chi and yoga, as well as teaching nursery school and assisting Biology classes. She wrote a one-act play, a graphic novel, started her autobiography, and accomplished her biggest dream to date, which was to tell her story in the medium she’s always loved best – the theatre. In 2012, she wrote and starred in Gutless & Grateful: A Musical Feast – a one-woman musical about her unique journey. After being nominated for a Broadway World Award for “Best Cabaret Debut”, she reprised her show the following year at Stage 72 (NYC), The Bijou Theatre (CT) and Barrington Stage Company (MA) as part of William Finn’s Cabaret Series. She has also flourished as a mixed media and acrylic artist, with her art in multiple galleries and dozens of solo art shows, and continues to share her story through her art, music, theatre and writings. More information on her unique story, as well as her creative ventures can be found at 
amyoes.com and on her blog: allspiceandacrylics.blogspot.com for her newest art, music and inspirational musings. You can also visit her Etsy shop.
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YOUR NEWS                             
ROUND-UP OF MEMBERS NEWS
CAROL NIPOMNICH DIXON (FCBuzz) will be holding a hands-on workshop at the Kershner Gallery of the Fairfield Library, Wednesday, July 22, 1-2:30p.m., where she will demonstrate her embroidered collage techniques. Her art is on view there through August 15 in a three-artist show. She also has two works (including San Francisco Art Scene, embroidered collage, 13” sq. framed, detail at right) in the juried Stamford Art Association’s exhibition Faraway Places (reception Friday, July 24, 6-8 p.m.)
PETER KONSTERLIE is in Looking for More, a two-person show with Yves Francois Wilson at the University of Connecticut Stamford Art Gallery(August 17-Sept. 17). The exhibition includes a collection of artworks, that explore images derived from found objects and appropriated images. Peter uses both found objects as well as appropriated images to create a kaleidoscope of imagery spanning abstraction to figuration. At right detail of Amazon (mixed media, 48x60")

SCOTT KUYKENDALL  (FCBuzzwon an Honorable Mention Award in the Watercolor category for his watercolor Birch Point Rocks (detail at right) in the current Marine & Coastal juried exhibit at Rowayton Arts Center. The juror was the noted landscape painter Will McCarthy of Hamden, CT.

DUVIAN MONTOYA has curated his first museum exhibit - opening at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Sat. July 25th, 2pm to 5pm. Unsettled Identities brings a wide range of artists into a conversation about their identities and the daily influences on their works, by pairing an earlier work with a current one. The exhibition includes painting, mixed media reliefs, street art/graffiti and fiber installations by Jamison Banks, Amy Bilden, Vincent Calenzo, Duvian Montoya and Jahmane West. At right, detail of Duvian’s Created Pages, (2015, Oil on board, 49x49"). 
MARY NEWCOMB (FCBuzz) was accepted into The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning Institute at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (GSE) - a three-day event co-sponsored by cellist Yo-Yo Ma (right) and his Silk Road Project. Opening with a conversation between Yo-Yo Ma and Steve Seidel, GSE’s Director of the Arts in Education Master’s Program, and a performance by Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, the program will explore "the role of passion in learning and the unique capacity of the arts to inspire passion-driven learning and meaningful connections to ourselves, our community and the world around us." 
RICK SHAEFER (FCBuzz) has his Longhorn (2015, charcoal on vellum, 42x61", detail at right) and 16 other pieces in the Summer Group Show (July 14 - Aug 14) at Sears Peyton Gallery, 210 11 Ave. (24th & 25th), NYC. Rick is one of eight artists in the exhibition.
KAREN VOGEL is in a Group Summer Exhibition of 14 artists at the Lionheart Gallery located in Northern Westchester's Hudson River Valley on the border of Stamford and New Canaan, Connecticut. With its beautifully lush grounds, a pond and an aviary garden, the Gallery is a wonderful destination for a summer's expedition.
OTHER NEWS                             
ARTS EDUCATION GETS A BOOST IN THE SENATE

This week the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177) by a vote of 81-17 (remarkable, as there were nearly 200 amendments that could have sunk the bill). The Senate has not considered K-12 education legislation on the Senate floor since 2001, which gives a sense of the momentous significance to this vote. In a statement, Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts said, “Arts education leaders across the country are looking for federal leadership, certainty, and support to ensure access to the arts for all students, in school and out of school. Today, we all can take pride in seeing a huge step toward achieving this goal with the Senate’s action. There is hope for an end to the current patchwork of state waivers, and to advance policy to enable every child to receive a complete education that includes the arts.” Thanks to the advocacy of artists, educators  and arts organizations, the Senate bill contains 11 arts-friendly provisions, and retains the arts as a core academic subject — a priority for Americans for the Arts and the arts education field. This vote clears the way for the House and Senate to begin a final bill that can be signed into law. 
#ARTIST HOTLINE LAUNCHED JULY 15

#ArtistHotline - a new professional development forum for artists and arts groups - launched July 15 with a good representation of issues and questions. #ArtistHotline is an attempt to spark more online dialogue about artist support and development. As Andrew Simonet put it: "The big question: I can get more dialogue about my espresso machine online than my life as an artist." This event is scheduled as a monthly Artists Professional Development Day on Twitter - to be held the third Wednesday of every month: the next will be August 19. To take part, sign on to Twitter, ask a question or make a comment and add the hashtag #ArtistHotline.  Space was one popular subject. Another was the issue of scamming - see the article below in Professional Development. #Artist Hotline is organized by the New York Foundation for the Arts, with funding support by The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, that also supports our Make.Art.Work professional development program for visual artists. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County was one of 30 arts organizations around the country to participate in the project. Hope to see you online on August 19.
CALLS FOR ENTRIES                             
FABER BIRREN COLOR 
AWARD SHOW 
DEADLINE EXTENDED 
JULY 25

The Stamford Art Association celebrates its 35th year of organizing the Faber Birren National Color Award Show at its Townhouse Gallery (39 Franklin Street). Exhibition Dates are October 4-Nov. 5, 2015. The submission deadline has been extended to July 25. The late Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant and author of 27 books on color theory, endowed an award for original and creative expression of color. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. Awards totaling $2500 will be made. The juror for 2015 is Anna M. Swinbourne, PhD., Former Department of Painting and Sculpture curator at MOMA and independent art historian and curator. Original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media, created in the last 3 years and not exhibited previously in the Faber Birren Show is eligible.  Guidelines available here.
STAMFORD ART ASSOC. ART AT THE FERGUSON
ANYTHING GOES
JULY 24

The Stamford Art Association invites artists to the next exhibition at the Ferguson Library, downtown branch, at the corner of Broad and Bedford Streets. The gallery is located in the auditorium on the third floor of the library. This juried show is open to all SAA members and non-members and is a juried show. All two dimensional media are welcome. Cash prizes will be awarded. The theme of the show is Anything Goes. The opening reception will be Thursday October 1, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ferguson Gallery. Please submit up to 3 jpeg digital images to: SaaShowEntries@aol.com no later than Friday, July 24, 2015. Submission details here. Accepted artists only will be notified by email by August 21, 2015.
COASTAL ARTS GUILD PARADISE ART SHOW
JULY 31

The Coastal Arts Guild of CT
(formerly the Stratford Arts Guild) announces a call for artists, artisans, and fine crafters for Artists & Artisans in Paradise 2015 to be held Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Paradise Green, in Stratford, CT. The Guild welcomes applications from fine artists and artisans who create work from across the spectrum of the handmade arts, including fine artists, makers of original arts and crafts, and food artisans. As always, no mass-market, resold work, imports or crafts from kits will be accepted for this show. Now in its third year, this popular and growing event attracted 1,000 locals to shop, dance, eat and enjoy the final weekend of summer break at Stratford’s town green. The juried show and sale is becoming sought after, with limited space in some media. In addition to the art sale, the fair appeals to all ages with an interactive art project for all, a regional student art show, live music all day, and Poetry on the Hour. Guidelines: All participants must provide their own tables, chairs, displays and tents. Fees are $70, ($60 for guild members) through July 1; $85 July 1- 31. Deadline is July 31. Prior participation does not guarantee acceptance in this year’s show. Artist, crafters and food vendors can register here. 
SCIENCE INSPIRES ART
BIODIVERSITY/
EXTINCTION
AUGUST 23


In his 1998 book, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, the esteemed Harvard biologist, E. O. Wilson, who coined the term “biodiversity,” argues for a return to the ideals of the original Enlightenment, including the bridging of the sciences and humanities. It is in this spirit that Art & Science Collaborations is organizing the SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: Biodiversity/ Extinction exhibition at the New York Hall of Science to demonstrate the wide diversity of visual tropes that today’s artists are employing to reflect upon the crisis of biodiversity loss and species extinction. We are seeking images of original art executed in any media for this international show. Biodiversity/Extinction will be the 17th international, juried art-sci exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations to be held at the New York Hall of Science. It will take place October 10, 2015 - February 28, 2016. The co-jurors are Elizabeth Corr, Manager of Art Partnerships at the Natural Resources Defense Council; and Dr. Paula J. Ehrlich, President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. Guidelines can be found here.
ARTISTS SPACES                             
STUDIO SPACE
BRIDGEPORT/FAIRFIELD

Stunning cooperative design space available in the Black Rock/Bridgeport West End area available to limited number of qualified artists or designers. Cathedral ceiling, wood floor, stained glass, arched windows, kitchenette/dark room in historic restored Victorian. Significant off-street parking, surveillance security and 24 hr access to building provided. Approx. 1600 sq ft of open floor space. $400/user/mo; includes utilities. Contact Kim Stevens – 203-336-2444.
SPACE FOR RENT
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OPPORTUNITIES                             
REGIONAL INITIATIVE GRANTS
ARTISTS CAN APPLY!
DEADLINE  JULY 23

A reminder that the application deadline for the new pilot Regional Initiative Grants, funded by the CT Office of the Arts (COA) and administered by the nine regional service organizations across the state - including the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County for this region, is approaching. You are strongly recommended not to leave the submission until the deadline day, July 23, as the application channel can easily get choked up with a large number of applicants: so aim to apply several days before. Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will be available to: artists, cultural nonprofits (with annual operating income under $300,000),? arts programs of a non-arts nonprofit; municipal arts departments, pre-K through 12 schools and Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs). Remember this is a collaborative grant: the applicant is the one that has to meet the eligibility requirements. At least one artist has to be included in any application. Otherwise you may partner with any entity. The emphasis of the Regional Initiative grants is on innovative, collaborative, community-based projects (applicants need to show how the project answers a community issue or need). Send your questions to David Green.
YADDO RESIDENCIES
AUGUST 1
Founded in 1900 by the financier Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina, herself a poet, Yaddo is an artists' community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment. Yaddo offers year-round residencies of an average of 5 weeks for writers, media artists, visual artists and performing artists working at the professional level in their fields. Facilities include dance/choreography studios, exhibition/installation spaces, metal shop, music studio, and performing arts space. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include housing, meals, studio, travel assistance, and materials stipend. Artists responsible for additional materials or travel costs. Application Guidelines here; Instructions here. Deadline: August 1, 2015
NEW MILLENNIUM WRITINGS AWARDS
JULY 31

New Millennium Writings makes four awards of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings  twice a year for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay that have not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages, a short short story of up to 1,000 words, or a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee by July 31. All entries are considered for publication. See submission details here. 
POETS & WRITERS
57 WRITING CONTESTS

The Poets and Writers Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—that have been published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. All practices and policies of each contest have been carefully reviewed before being included. It's the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                             
SCAM ARTISTS -
HOW TO AVOID BEING TAKEN FOR A RIDE
The New York Foundation for the Arts has some advice on looking out for yourself when applying for grants or opportunities that come your way: Before Applying to an Artist Opportunity Beware the Ides of Art - Learn About Red Flags and Opportunities to Avoid.  Not all is fair or what it appears to be. Here are some things to watch out for to make sure you don’t end up playing a game of Go Phish. Follow the link for the full piece: but here are the key points to look for: 
1. Pay Attention to their Writing Ability: If a prospective buyer cannot properly form a sentence, they’re probably not legitimate. 
2. Be Careful When Shipping Your Own Work: Never ship art work without making sure payment has cleared and you know who will be handling the insurance.
3. Beware of “Urgent” Buyers: Take your time.
4. Do Not Accept Overpayments: Never send back the difference between the price paid and your selling price.
5. Watch Your Money: Beware of suspicious cashier’s checks, money orders, etc.
6. Read the Fine Print: Never sign anything you are uncomfortable with (use a lawyer if necessary).
7. The Art World Wide Web: Online, have the same consideration for audience and reputation that you would apply to a physical gallery.
8. Vanity Galleries: Check with the Art Dealers Association of America whether a gallery is a vanity gallery.
9. When in Doubt, Check Online: FineArtStudioOnline (FASO) has a database of known illegitimate names, email addresses, and IP addresses that you can search against. See classic art scams here.

POETS & WRITERS
GUIDE TO PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION

For just $4.99, the Poets & Writers Guide to Publicity and Promotion provides comprehensive expert advice from industry professionals and experienced authors on harnessing social media, organizing book tours, giving inspired readings, targeting news outlets, and more. A collection of articles edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, this guide to publicity and promotion is an essential resource for forming and tackling a marketing plan to get the attention your work deserves. Includes:
  • A guide to the publicity business
  • How to capture the attention of literary journalists
  • Launching a best-seller without selling your soul
  • Social media for authors
  • The key to successful video marketing
  • How to amplify your poems with audio
  • Giving inspired readings
  • Getting your self-published book reviewed
  • The do-it-yourself book tour
  • How to keep the buzz alive
The Guide is in PDF format; you can buy the guide here.
JOBS                             
THE KLEIN
OPERATIONS MANAGER

The Klein, a 1450-seat performing arts center in Bridgeport, seeks to hire a Manager of Operations/Production Manager by August 15th. A minimum of 5 years experience in theater production management is required. Working experience with union (IATSE) relations and staffing as well as production budgeting are preferred. Candidates must also be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or Keynote programs. The Manager of Operations/ Production Manager will organize and manage administrative and production operations, operational budgets, capital projects, facilities, technical theater activities, safety program control, vendor services and will oversee the management of sales, events, box office and the day-to-day operations of the performance and rental spaces at The Klein. More...
ARTS FOR LEARNING - CT
CORPORATE AND EVENTS ASSOCIATE

Arts for Learning Connecticut (AFL-CT) is a statewide non-profit arts in education organization that engages over 350,000 learners annually in creative arts learning programs in 86% of the cities and towns in Connecticut. AFL-CT programming impacts learners in schools, afterschool settings, libraries, community centers, housing authorities, pediatric hospitals and elder learning sites. Performances, workshops and residencies include the disciplines of dance, music, theatre, storytelling, literary arts and visual arts. AFL-CT seeks a Corporate and Events Associate who will be critical to the organization fulfilling its mission of engaging participants of all ages and abilities in learning creatively through the arts. The ideal candidate will have a desire to further develop their skills in nonprofit fundraising and event planning. Qualified candidates must possess solid writing, oral communication, and event planning, organizational skills and have experience using technology. More...
BRUCE MUSEUM
MANAGER OF YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS

The Bruce Museum seeks a Manager of Youth and Family programs, primarily responsible for the overall development and operation of the museum’s youth and family programs. The position requires a high level of interaction with the public, both youth and adult audiences, volunteer docents, Museum members and visitors, other museum volunteers and staff. As the Manager of Youth and Family Programs, this position plans, implements, coordinates, and staffs and evaluates all youth and family programming including Toddler Tours, Family Days, camps, and school vacation workshops. This encompasses the development of and the ability to teach all collection and exhibition-based programs as well as the training of docents and staff to present the programs. As a manager, this position is responsible for the development, coordination, and monitoring of all budgets associated with youth and family programs. This position requires a high degree of independent and unassisted mobility in the handling of collection objects and in the being able to use the Museum vehicles and visit facilities unequipped to accommodate the physically challenged. A high degree of independent decision-making and authority for such decisions is required. More...
WESTPORT LIBRARY
RESEARCH WIZARD

The Westport Library seeks a Research Wizard to join a team that is transforming the Library to meet the evolving needs of our community. If you are a visionary who values responsive, personal service, and views the Library as the platform for community innovation and learning, we would love to hear from you. The selected candidate will play an important role in helping make the Library a stimulating place for people of all ages to engage, connect and utilize all the best resources. He/she will be a wizard at teaching patrons and staff how to use technology from e-readers to on-line databases. This is the ideal position for an engaging professional who understands patrons' needs and enjoys connecting them with the right solutions and who is a sleuth at heart. The successful candidate will enjoy working side by side with people in the community to showcase the best assets of each library patron. The selected candidate will be excited to develop and learn in a fast-paced changing environment; will have a degree from an accredited university (MLS preferred); progressive experience in a library or similar knowledge-based environment and advanced computer skills. A willingness to help and work in any area of the library; outstanding interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication and research skills are required. Application details here.
Jobs Previously Listed and Still Available

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Teaching Artists
Bruce Museum: Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellowship
Judy Dworin Performance Project: Director of Community Engagement
Wesleyan University: 
Assistant Technical Director, Center for the Arts
Wesleyan University: Associate Director of Programs, Center for the Arts
Westport Library: Manager of Learning and Discovery
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CALENDAR                             
JULY
July 15: BalletX Choreography Fellowships Application Deadline
July 24: Art at the Ferguson: Anything Goes Submission Deadline
July 23: Application Deadline for Regional Initiative Grants
July 25: Stamford Art Association: Faber Birren National Color Award Deadline
July 31: Deadline for New Millennium Writers Awards
July 31: Deadline for applying for FCCF's Arts Program Manager Position
July 31: Deadline for registering for Paradise Art Show with Coastal Arts Guild.

AUGUST
August c1: Application Deadline: Artists Resource Trust Mid-Career Visual Artists Grants
August c1: Application Deadline for Yaddo Residencies (writers, visual, media and performing artists)
August 
c1: Application Deadline: Grammy Foundation Preservation Research grants
August 19: #ArtistHotline Professional Development Day on Twitter (sign up). 
August 23: Biodiversity/Extinction Show at NY Hall of Science Submission Deadline

SEPTEMBER
Sept. c1: MacArthur Foundation Documentary Film Fund Submission Deadline
Sept. c4: Materials Hard and Soft, Denton TX: Application Deadline


OCTOBER
Oct. c1: Clay Art Center (Port Chester): TriState of Mind Submission Deadline
Oct. 15: Buzzfeed Emerging Writer Fellowship Application Deadline
Oct. 16: Young Arts Foundation Application Deadline
Oct. 18: 2015 Future of Music Summit Musicians Fellowships Application Deadline
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