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2015 Mystery Build Art Competition

Create a work of art using ONLY the materials provided in a Mystery Build kit! What's inside? We can't tell you, but you can expect to find some common art materials like wood, clay, cloth, metal, and plenty of surprises. All 2015 kits contain the same materials, so each creator faces the same challenges and limitations. It's an engaging project that combines the exploration of art, the challenge of a puzzle, and the fun of a game. Upload photos or video of what you make to compete for big cash prizes! Mystery Build has awarded over $50,000 to creative people like you. The yearly prize money pool grows with each new participant. The more people who play, the more you can win! HOW IT WORKS: Order a Mystery Build kit at http://mysterybuild.com and your project materials will be shipped to your door. Create an original project using only the materials provided, that relates to the contest's theme: Somewhere in Time. Share your creation on our website and compete for cash!

AETN Student Selects: A Young Filmmaker's Showcase
annual event

This annual event invites K-12 students across Arkansas to create videos - on their own or as part of a class - and enter them for a chance at broadcast, Little Rock Film Festival screenings, THEA Foundation scholarships and more.http://www.aetn.org/programs/studentselects

Art Without Boundaries Grants

The Art Without Boundaries Foundation is offering grants and educational loans to deserving artists who wish to become Certified Mnemetecnic Therapists. MT is a new, multidisciplinary neuro-therapy designed to allow Alzheimer’s patients to reconnect with their wholeness through the life affirming pleasure of creativity. Once certified, the artist will be licensed for use of the trademark and process in a rewarding and lucrative career. This program is designed to provide a regular source of income while the artist continues to paint, show and sell their work. Artist must be skilled in watercolor or acrylic painting; have experience with persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other related disorders; have two years of college or equivalent life experience and be able to sing or carry a tune. Artist must also have entrepreneurial spirit and some financial resources for business start-up. In keeping with the mission of The Art Without Boundaries Foundation, artists who are women and in a minority will be given first consideration, but all are welcome to apply on their website: http://www.artwithoutboundaries.org

Call for Artist Submissions

Calling for artists of all mediums interested in a solo or group show in the Gardiner Gallery of Art at Oklahoma State University. The Gardiner Gallery is the primary exhibition space on the OSU campus. Exhibitions include a public reception and artist’s lecture, as well as the opportunity for an interactive public workshop. The opportunity is for the 2016 -2017 academic year. Deadline for submissions is March 20, 2014 Submissions must include: - Artist Statement - CV - 10 Images on disc or CD - Corresponding image list with medium and size Please contact us with any questions. Submissions may be sent via email or via physical copy to: 108 Bartlett Center for the Arts Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK 74078 Gardiner Art Gallery [email protected] PH# 405-744-4143

Art Coffee Table Book - benefitting Arkansas Hospice
This is a call to artists in all mediums to participate with a photograph, story, poem, etc. of your work. The purpose of this art book will be to preserve memories as well as promote Arkansas Hospice’s mission as we prepare to celebrate our Silver (25th) Anniversary in 2017. Who can Participate: Artists (professional and hobbyists) — including painters, photographers, sculptors, writers and/or poets who have had a hospice experience – perhaps as a caregiver, a family member, a friend or a neighbor. (It may be an experience from any hospice organization. Your art can be something created at any time, even it’s from years ago. Maybe it’s a reminder of a loved one or a friend or perhaps it takes you back to a special event in your life, such as a holiday or a trip. It can be a tribute to someone special in the form of a caregiver story, a poem or an art piece that you are proud to submit. For questions and/or to submit your photographs contact Peggy Roberson at 501-748-3306 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected], or [email protected] Formats accepted: jpeg – 300 DPI or PNG -150 DPI for black and white For many people, creating art is a form of therapy. If you’re one of those artists, please consider taking your work a step further to benefit our patients and families through – Arkansas Hospice’s first-ever commemorative “Art Coffee Table Book!” •Submit a high-quality photograph (not from smart phones or internet sites, please) of your piece to be reviewed by a juried committee for inclusion in our book. •Submit a short story or poem (100 to 150 words). •Tell us who your piece is in memory or in honor of – mom, grandma, etc., but please include a name. •Include your medium, original size and title. •If your original piece is for sale, include information. •Include your name, website, email and phone number for inclusion in the book. •Deadline for submission is January 31, 2016. How to Participate: Marketing: •The art book will be marketed through social media including Facebook (4,500 followers) and Twitter. •Purchasing information will also be sent through e-mail blasts. •Artists selected will receive two tickets to our signature event, A Fair to Remember, where the books will be for sale on Sept. 29, 2016. •The book will be part of our 25th anniversary promotions. Artists selected will also receive one book as an in-kind tax deductible donation.
Art-Competition.net announces a Call For Entries “Blue” in All 2D Still Mediums, for an online Group Exhibition, up to 15 artists will be chosen for the online exhibit. Deadline: January 4, 2016 (Midnight EST). Theme “Blue” any subject that is enhanced by the use of the color blue, whether it is a single dot of blue or a completely blue image. The color blue should enhance the narrative of the works subject as blue can imply many emotions, symbolisms or feelings, from the blue marble we call earth to our emotions expressed in Blues music. Blue can express the future, good feelings, happiness, prosperity, ocean or sky, we can feel blue, etc. Work can be expressed from realism to abstraction. The Artists and Exhibit will be extensively marketed with numerous Press Releases, Social Media Marketing, Event Listings & Event Calendars, and featured in our Art Market Newsletter with over 16,000 subscribers.
Community Care Foundation Workshops

Located in Springdale, AR they offer workshops in Board Development, Strategic Planning, Fund Development and Marketing. Call 479.927.0970

Entergy Charitable Foundation

Entergy offers grants in education and the arts and culture to organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas; the Foundation concentrates it's funding in two broad program areas: Low Income Initiatives and Solutions, and Education and Literacy

Glass Art Society Discussion Forum

The Glass Art Society is pleased to announce the new and exciting glass Discussion Forum. GAS is sponsoring this forum as a service to the entire glass community-those who work with glass, collect glass, provide technical support for artists or have a general interest in the medium. It is our hope that this forum will become a place where people will come to share information, exchange ideas, debate issues and make new friends within our international community. To participate you do not need to be a member of GAS. Anyone can view the forum at www.glassart.org/forum and have access to the information, but you will need to register (free of cost) in order to post messages and take part in the discussions. To register, go to www.glassart.org/forum.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

Check their website for grant opportunities and deadlines

National Endowment for the Arts
various deadlines

In most areas, funding is limited to organizations. Federal Partnership projects such as Save America's Treasures and Coming Up Taller are listed within the disciplines/fields. The Arts Endowment makes direct awards to individuals only through its Literature Fellowships, NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships, and NEA National Heritage Fellowships in the Folk & Traditional Arts.

New Art21 After-School Grants Available

Art21's screening-and discussion-based Youth Engagement initiative is an opportunity to introduce students, educators, and their communities to contemporary art. Using the PBS series, Art:21-Art in the Twenty-First Century, after-school programs and other organizations will host screening events, discussion forums, and hands-on activities. To receive the Call for Proposals, send an email with your name and affiliation to [email protected]

Paid Museum Education Internship

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas seeks a dynamic Education Intern for a summer internship at an American Alliance of Museums accredited museum and cultural center. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is comfortable developing and implementing creative, technology-driven educational programming with enthusiasm and visitor experience-focused delivery. Responsibilities include assisting with planning and implementing tours, classes, camps, school partnerships, education outreach, special events, and interpretive materials. Candidate should hold or be seeking a bachelor’s degree in art, education, or a science-related field. Previous museum education experience, interpretation experience, and/or experience implementing STEAM (science, technology, education, art, and mathematics) education is a plus. This is a hands-on job and the ideal candidate is a team player with excellent written and verbal communications skills; has the ability to multi-task and work in a public environment; and is a people-person. This paid, part-time internship will have a variable schedule between Monday–Friday with 1/2 day on Saturday, some evenings required for special programming and events. Criminal background check required. Job necessitates lifting up to 40 pounds and standing on feet for six hours. Candidate must be enthusiastic, on-time, all of the time, have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license, and pass a background check. EOE. Full details at http://www.asc701.org/education-internship

Save America's Treasures Grants

Save America's Treasures grants are available for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and nationally significant historic structures and sites. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash, donated services, or use of equipment. All types of arts organizations have competed successfully in the Save America's Treasures program -- museums, performing arts organizations, public television stations, literary magazines, archives, and many more.

The Grantwriting Institute at Garland County Community College

Located in Hot Springs, AR Basic Proposal Writing; Editing, Proofreading, and Packaging Your Proposal; Forms and Formats for Grant Proposals; Researching Your Proposal Idea & Writing the Program Design Section of Your Grant Proposal; Basic Computer Skills for Proposal Writing Attend each individually or take all five; call Claudia at 501.760.4223

The Richard Florsheim Art Fund

Funds artists over the age of 60

Wheeler Printing, Inc. Graphics/Printing Internship

College Accredited internship in the graphic design and printing field. Gain essential experience in this field that will help you in your future endeavors as a graphic designer or print master. Duties include: • Press Assistant (collating, binding, cutting, shipping) • Design Assistant (proofing, designing to specifications, telephone liason). Note: This is an UNPAID internship that complies with college accredation. If interested, please call 501-624-5333. Located in Hot Springs, Arkansas.