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Opportunities are color coded and listed according to deadline and/or event date.

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Youth/Scholarship Open Enrollment DC Youth Orchestra Enrollment
All students are accepted into the program who wish to participate. Those who already have some experience with their instrument will be auditioned for placement. Placement auditions determine which orchestra/ensemble each student will rehearse and perform with, based on the proficiency demonstrated during the audition.
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DC Youth Orchestra Program
Arts Event DEADLINE: Ongoing, applications accepted on a rolling basis (up to 10 events selected annually to be held at WPA HQ) Call for Entries: COUP D'ESPACE
Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to announce it’s new artist-run series, COUP D’ESPACE. Channeling our roots, this program celebrates the WPA’s new location and launches it as a dynamic space for thought provoking, art-minded events.

Artists and curators are invited to submit proposals for a veritable ‘take-over’ our office space. This call is intentionally vague so that we do not shape or limit the types of submissions we receive.

Examples of what may be considered include but are NOT limited to:

• Performance • Discussion / Salon • Food Event • Intervention • Small Exhibition (group/individual) • Projection / Video screening • Workshop / Class • Contest or Competition • Outreach / Community event
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Washington Project for the Arts Corcoran
Jobs/Internships/Career Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Open Position: Assistant Director, Youth Services
Brief Description: Primary function is to assist the Youth Service Director in managing programs and projects within the Youth Services Division; Ensure program grant compliance/reportin g and Support Director with the strategic development and growth of the Youth Services Division. Assist the Director in the daily administration of division projects as directed or assigned, including but not limited to staff supervision, program facilitation as needed and grant preparation and reporting. Minimum Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work or related field; Master’s degree preferred. Knowledge of youth development principles and current trends, general grant writing/compliance experience and at least five years of progressively responsible youth work/development experience. Strong oral, written and interpersonal skills are a must. Supervisory experience a plus. Computer literate; Must have own transportation. Salary commensurate with experience.
Candidiates should apply directly through UPO Human Resources office; apply at
www.upo.org (Careers) or come in and complete an application and submit a resume.
Jobs/Internships/Career Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 Open Position: Assistant Professor of Theatre - Design/Technology
The Department of Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Theatre, beginning fall 2009. Applicants should specialize in theatre design/technology and hold a terminal degree in that or a related field. They should have a broad knowledge in set design, plus an additional design area, such as costume, lighting, or sound. Candidates should be prepared to teach design courses, and general theatre offerings to majors and non-majors, as well as to advise and mentor students. Candidates will design productions, in a varied repertoire of traditional and new works, for a 300 seat, state-of-the-art main stage theatre and a smaller studio space. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and design and be prepared to articulate their artistic/scholarly goals. American University has a vibrant liberal arts program in the heart of one of the nation’s most dynamic artistic and cultural cities.
Send a letter of application addressing design and teaching experience, in addition to a curriculum vitae, one design sample (no portfolios at this time), and three letters of recommendation to Theatre Design/Technology Search Committee, Department of Performing Arts, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20016-8053. Applications are being accepted on a continuous basis. Please direct e-mail inquiries to streeks@american.edu.
Jobs/Internships/Career Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 Open Position: Executive Director: The Maryland Theatre
The Board of Directors of the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown, MD, is seeking an Executive Director. The 1300 seat theatre plays host to multiple events yearly, including serving as the home of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Built in 1915, designed by renowned architect Charles Lamb, the theatre is the anchor to the newly-developing Arts & Entertainment district in the city which comprises a new high school for the visual and performing arts, offices of the Washington County Arts Council and numerous new businesses and retail enterprises. The Executive Director will oversee a revitalization and concentrated effort to improve the theatre and ensure its long-term health and survival. Visit website for duties and qualifications.
Please send letter of interest and resume to our website. www.mdtheatre.org/exdirsearch
Grants Friday, January 16, 2009 Arts Teacher Fellowship
Arts Teacher Fellowships offer funds to encourage creative arts education projects in DC Public Schools and public charter schools and to support the development and implementation of innovative teaching strategies to support DCPS Arts Content Standards.
Arts Teacher Fellowships may be used to develop and/or create innovative instructional strategies that enhance student-learning outcomes in the Arts, the Humanities or through arts-integrated curricular activities. The funds may also be used to support the professional development goals of full time teachers of the Arts or the Humanities. Financial assistance is available for activities such as attendance at training institutes, conferences, workshops and short-term consultancies during which a consultant works (either through one-on-one advising or through work on a project, workshop or initiative) with the teacher to strengthen specific skills.
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DC Comission of the Arts & Humanities
Grants Friday, January 16, 2009 Artists in Schools Grant
The purpose of the grant is to encourage creative arts education projects in DC Public Schools and Public Charter Schools and to support the development and implementation of innovative teaching strategies to support DCPS Arts Content Standards.
Artists in Schools grants can help students and teachers explore new ways of approaching subject matter or art forms not usually available at the school. Artist residencies may include activities such as lectures, demonstrations and workshops.
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DC Comission of the Arts & Humanities
Grants Friday, January 16, 2009 Call for Artist: Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services: Youth Center Mural
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in collaboration with Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) seek an artist or artist team to design, create and install a mural that will be centrally located in the new 60-bed state-of-the-art secured juvenile rehabilitation facility located in Laurel , Maryland (the Youth Center ). The goal of this project is to help enliven and reinforce a sense of place within this facility and encourage the youth in positive behavior through design and creation of this large colorful mural. The selected artist(s) will be required to engage youth in the project.
Please download the
Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services: Youth Center Mural Guidelines*.
Other Monday, February 2, 2009 WPA Bag Design Contest
PRIZE: The winner and a guest will be able to attend the 2009 WPA Auction Gala as a WPA Artist for free ($200 value!). The Auction will be held March 7, 2009 at the Katzen Arts Center. The winning artist will also get recognition at the event and on our web site. You must be a WPA member to submit an entry.
Specs: 8” x 8” design in teal and silver (use your own judgement, we will match our ink colors to your design at the end). The bag is purple.
Formats: PDF, TIFF or JPEG (high resolution, at least 300dpi)
Text: Washington Project for the Arts
Serving artists since 1975.
www.wpadc.org (incorporate the WPA logo into your design)
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Washington Project for the Arts Corcoran
Other Monday, February 6, 2009 Call for Entries: Idyllis
in partnership with the World Bank Art Program
Juried by Andrea Pollan, Director of Curator?s Office
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 6, 2009 (received)

SHOW DATES: May 22 – July 3, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, 5:00-8 :00pm
LOCATION: The World Bank
Main Complex Front Lobby Gallery
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433 (Do not send submissions to this address)

CALL FOR ENTRIES:
The World Bank aims to build better societies through lending funds for civic infrastructure, basic services, housing, and food programs. This is a critical yet utopian agenda that tries to take into account the needs of its constituents. The goal of this exhibition is to see how artists of this greater metropolitan area interpret the idea of an idyll or a utopian environment. These could be personal or social idylls or utopias, ideal worlds, domiciles or languages.
Interactive works are encouraged, but not necessary, so that visitors will feel engaged with the works on view. Of special interest are the kinds of worlds that artists develop digitally. (Example: the phenomenon of Second Life.) - Andrea Pollan
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Washington Project for the Arts Corcoran
Grants Friday, February 9, 2009 Call for Entries: Creative Bicycle Rack Design
The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) is requesting drawn design entries for creative and unique bicycle racks. The racks will be installed within the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District in Washington, DC.
The call is open to the entire art community including visual artists, architects, graphic designers, urban designers and bicycling enthusiasts.
The winning entries will receive a $1500 honorarium plus a complimentary Saturday night stay for two at the luxurious Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, in the heart of the Golden Triangle.
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Bike Rack Design Contest
Grants Friday, February 9, 2009 Call for Entries: Creative Bicycle Rack Design
The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) is requesting drawn design entries for creative and unique bicycle racks. The racks will be installed within the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District in Washington, DC.
The call is open to the entire art community including visual artists, architects, graphic designers, urban designers and bicycling enthusiasts.
The winning entries will receive a $1500 honorarium plus a complimentary Saturday night stay for two at the luxurious Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, in the heart of the Golden Triangle.
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Bike Rack Design Contest
Grants Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Small Projects Program
The Small Projects Program (SPP) offers quick response grants of up to $2,000 to individual artists and arts organizations. The program seeks to make grant funds more accessible for small-scale arts projects with total budget that do not exceed $4,000. Projects may include but are not limited to: • Art presentations • Assistance in fundraising, marketing and management • Documentation of artistic activities through photography, brochures, portfolios and demo tapes • Conferences, workshops or seminars that will enhance artistic and professional development
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DC Comission of the Arts & Humanities
Arts Event Application Deadline:
Saturday, February 28 2009
Long's Park Art & Craft Festival: Exhibitors Wanted
Every Labor Day weekend thousands of customers come to Long’s Park to shop for fine arts and crafts. These sophisticated buyers travel from Philadelphia, Baltimore, across Central Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, New York and beyond. And your sales venue will be so special — an old, tree-lined city park with booths surrounding a tranquil lake.
We take great pride in supporting the sales efforts and comfort of our exhibitors by providing:
Extensive advance advertising and press coverage in the major metropolitan markets of Philadelphia and Baltimore and throughout Central Pennsylvania
Professionally produced, full color brochures and a complimentary mailing program
Three catered breakfasts and an exhibitor picnic dinner for you and your associate
Full-color gate catalog featuring all exhibitorsí contact information
Preferential hotel and B&B rates — Free exhibitor parking
24-hour onsite security — Booth sitters and Volunteer support
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Long's Park Art & Craft Festival Exhibitor Application
Arts Event Application Deadline:
Monday, March 16, 2009
Call for Entries: Options 2009
SHOW DATES: Fall 2009, LOCATION: TBD

curated by Anne Collins Goodyear, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Instution

OPTIONS features the brightest and most talented emerging artists in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia region. Originally developed in 1981 by the WPA board of directors, the first WPA OPTIONS biennial was curated by legendary artist Gene Davis and Washington Review editor Mary Swift. Continuing with this historic and eagerly anticipated exhibition, we are pleased to have Anne Collins Goodyear, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Portrait Gallery as curator for this13th installation of OPTIONS.

ELIGIBILITY: All artists residing in DC, Maryland, and Virginia are eligible to enter OPTIONS 2009. All original work must be produced within the past 3 years. Artists working in all media will be considered. Artists must not have gallery representation. You do not have to be a WPA member to apply, and there is no submission fee.
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Washington Project for the Arts Corcoran