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Davis Sisters

June 18, 2018

Community performance

Sophie and Josie Davis are planning their concert “Farm to Fiddle” on Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m. in Waldoboro. Their wonderful friends Nathan Lesser, Jaime Feldman, Colin Wheatley, and JY Lee will join them in a performance that celebrates beautiful music and local farms in the Midcoast area. The concert at the Broad Bay Church in Waldoboro.
 
This is part of Sophie and Josie’s ongoing effort to draw connections between the arts and the natural world. “We strive to use music to connect people to the environment and landscape and to establish a sense of place and an appreciation for the agricultural tradition that defines so many aspects of our community. The concert will feature projected images capturing life on local farms while we play Tchaikovsky’s rousing Souvenir de Florence (and some folk music too!)”.
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Midcoast Music Academy Recital

June 15, 2018

Strand Theater – Rockland

Midcoast Music Academy Recital

Sunday, June 17 at 2pm

Join MCMA for an outstanding afternoon of individual and group student performances — you may hear anything from Bach to The Beatles… and it’s always a blast! More
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Dad Daughter Duet

April 28, 2018

You’ll be in my heart

 

You’ve got a friend in me

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Winter Windows Project

April 15, 2018

Farnsworth Art Museum

The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland announces a unique opportunity: Winter Windows Project – Deadline for submission of ideas: June 1, 2018. Submission information.

Farnsworth Winter Windows is a Farnsworth Art Museum project designed to showcase the work of Maine artists in our Main Street windows through temporary installations of original artwork. The Museum seeks proposals from artists to create a site-specific installation for display in the windows of the Farnsworth Art Museum from November 23, 2018 to January 15, 2019.  This initiative will add an exciting component to the downtown streetscape during the holiday months, coinciding with Rockland’s Celebration of Lights and the Farnsworth’s Share the Wonder Celebration. The finalist will received a $2,500 award, inclusive of all expenses involved in the project.

Who Can Apply

Individuals, or teams of artists in Maine are eligible to apply for participation. Participants must be 18 years or older. All media will be considered. The project invites submissions from artists including but not limited to architects, filmmakers, graphic designers, painters, photographers, sculptors, textile designers, and woodworkers. Artists may submit proposals individually or as a group. One submission per artist, please.

Proposals

Proposals should include a one-page written description of the concept for the work, including dimensions and materials; one to three sketches of the proposed work (e.g. front view, detail); and one-page artist resume.  Artist teams may submit a single-page resume for each team member.  The entire proposal, consisting of the description, sketches and resume(s) must be submitted as a PDF document.  Sketches must accurately represent the work proposed; works not accurately represented may be disqualified. Entries should be complete by June 1, 2018. The finalist will be informed by August 1, 2018.

The Space

The Main Street window space is 82 inches high by 464 inches wide and 36 inches deep. The space comprises the four pairs of windows to the immediate right of the Farnsworth Administrative entrance, directly on Main Street.

VIEW and DOWNLOAD a schematic of the space.

Review

Proposals will be reviewed by Michael K. Komanecky, Farnsworth Chief Curator; Anneli Skaar, Farnsworth Creative Director; and Tom Weis. Weis is a designer, educator and cofounder of Steel House in Rockland. Weis holds a master’s degree in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he also teaches. His work has appeared in the Cooper Hewitt National Design MuseumTime Magazine and The New York Times.

The jury will announce the winning entry on August 1, 2018

Installation

The finalist will meet with Farnsworth staff in August to see the Main Street window space, and to discuss installation requirements and parameters, including the schedule.  The finalist is responsible for delivering and installing the work in the Main Street windows, and for removing the work following the end of the project.  If there are any substantial changes to the work during fabrication, including those that do not conform to the accepted proposal or space limitations, the finalist must consult with the Farnsworth curatorial staff. Works that differ markedly from the proposal submitted may be disqualified from the project.  Installation will take place from November 13-21, 2018, and will be unveiled on November 23.

PLEASE NOTE:

Although proposals in all mediums are encouraged, thorough consideration should be taken to the fact that this is a temporary installation. Please use common sense in submitting designs with minimal impact on the space and that can be easily be removed at the end of the display period. If you have questions regarding limitations, please feel free to direct them to the email on this page. Submissions that are deemed unrealistic or potentially harmful to the space will not be considered.

If you have any questions about program participation, please EMAIL.

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ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone

March 4, 2018

Berklee College of Music

After five years of very successful Teaching Music to Students on the Autism Spectrum conferences, the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (BIAESN) is delighted to announce its new conference, ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone.

The ABLE Assembly promises to be an exceptional professional development opportunity in the field of arts education and special needs, bringing together educators, artists, researchers, policymakers, school administrators, program administrators, and students to share best practices, engage in hands-on experiences, explore new research, and learn from each other.

The event will feature presentations and workshops on teaching the arts to students with special needs. Keynote presenters include Sheila Scott, Ph.D.; Stephen Shore, Ed.D.; and Jenna Gabriel, Ed.M. Hands-on workshops will include opportunities to experience teaching strategies and approaches in music, dance, and theater. BIAESN is currently accepting proposals for presentations.
The conference is open to the public.
REGISTER
Registration fee is $100 and includes admission to all conference sessions and events plus lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
SCHEDULE
Friday, April 6, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 8, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
LOCATION
Berklee College of Music
921 Boylston Street, Boston
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Money, Money, Money

February 22, 2018

MAC Funding

The deadline is just around the corner for several of the Maine Arts Commission (MAC) grants. The grants overview is located on the MAC site at THIS LINK.

Below are the grants and the deadlines.

March 1, 2018 DEADLINE:

  • ARTS LEARNING
  • CCED GRANT PHASE 1 & 2
  • ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • PARTNERSHIP
  • PROJECT GRANTS FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Applications will be accepted in our online Grants Management System (GMS) up to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 1. If you’ve never submitted an application you will need to create an account first at the link above.

March 8, 2018 DEADLINE:

  • JANE MORRISON FILM FUND
  • PROJECT GRANTS FOR ARTISTS

Questions? Comments? Email or call Senior Grants Director Kathy Shaw at kathy.shaw@maine.gov or 207-287- 2750.

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Creating the Future

December 19, 2017

End of year reflection – creating communities of hope

With another calendar year coming to a close, I’m taking a few minutes on this blog to reflect about the work (and play) that you do across the state and country – making the world a better place!

You engage in art, music, dance, theater, writing, AND you make environments where others can create in the arts. But, what you do is so much more than creating. You make positive spaces where individuals are comfortable and find a home. Where young people and adults can come together and learn from each other, where they can stretch themselves and in many cases, learn to believe in themselves. These spaces that you provide for all ages leads to creating the future – full of wide eyes and HOPE!

During the December holidays we recognize and celebrate and they are full of hope. The arts help bridge this hope to carry forward throughout the year – in our hearts and in our communities. Through teaching and learning your work inspires learners and equips them to find their own purpose and voice. Each person can take that forward and contribute hope to their communities.

THANK YOU for the time you spend, sometimes awake at night, wondering how to reach every learner. How you will face the challenges. How to guide them in finding their voice and empowering them to be life-long creative learners. Teaching is a super power and your leadership in the classroom, school, and community is appreciated. The courage that it takes to go into your classroom, stand before a school board, attend town meetings, testify before the legislature, write a letter to an influential person at the national level and all of the things you do, does not go unnoticed.

You each have a story to tell and in 2018 I encourage you to tell that story through a contribution to the Maine Arts Education blog. Perhaps it is an idea that you use that works with individuals or large groups of learners. Or maybe its a mountain that you’ve climbed through your own art making process. Or an encounter that you’ve had many years after having taught a student. Perhaps it is a change in your community that is happening because of the work your students are doing. Whatever your story, please have the courage in 2018 to share it with others. Not to boast, but so we can learn from your experiences. Many of you’ve heard me say “none of us is as smart as all of us”. I invite you to share your knowledge so we can all learn. My friend Carol Trimble says “we’re a genius”. I love that!

My wish for you during the break is to celebrate what you give each and every day! As the sun sets on another year, THANK YOU for your passion and the commitment you make to provide and support an excellent arts education for every learner!

Photos provided by Equinox Guiding Service

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