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Opportunities for Artists - Performing

Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Chamber Music America
12 West 32nd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001-3813

Chamber Music America is a national service organization for ensemble music professionals that provides access to an array of professional resources and benefits, professional development seminars, grants and awards, and—through its  National Conference and interactive website—opportunities to connect with musicians, presenters, managers and other chamber music professionals across the country.


The American Dance Festival
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
July 9-July 23, 2011

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Professional Development Workshops in Las Vegas
Theatrical Rigging, Sound, Automated Scenery I, Automated/Moving Lights I, Scenic Painting, Electrics I, Special Effects I and Stage Management.
Learn from working professionals, Broadway and award winning designers, the designers and technicians from Cirque Du Soleil, Blue Man Group, Vegas Showrooms, regional theatres, Hollywood showcases and major theme parks.
Request an application by calling 702.388.7458 or visit


The Princess Grace Award is a national program that grants scholarships to theater, dance and film students, apprenticeships for emerging theatre artists at non-profit companies, fellowships for theater and dance artist at non-profit companies and a fellowship for an individual playwright at New Dramatists. For information visit Deadline: Varies

Go Tour: Mapping the performing Arts
Go Tour gives independent artists the resources they need to take their show on the road. Go Tour connects artists and arts communities nationwide and provides a place to share services, goods and advice. Log-on to to find venues, publicize tours and concerts, network with arts nationwide, see what performers are saying and doing, read advice from arts professionals, place classifieds, post info on your local arts scene and discover under-the-radar performances and opportunities.


Carlyn Davis Casting is currently seeking Native American actors who are available to work as local hires in the Washington D.C./ Baltimore area. Clients come to us on a regular basis asking for an diverse pool of experienced actors for union and non-union commercials, industrials, and voiceover work. We are constantly looking to expand our database. Experienced actors of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to visit our website for submission guidelines. 

Center for Arts and Culture Documents Research Initiatives and Projects E-mail: abrugg @ The Center for Arts and Culture is inventorying research initiatives and projects-including those in the arts, humanities, cultural heritage and creative industries, and those that examine the intersection of creativity and culture.

Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168 offers a call for artists, writers, choreographers, composers and filmakers. Work with the world's most distinguished artists in a retreat-like setting. The Center provides selected artists with free housing, weekday meals and studio time. For application procedures, visit or phone 800-393-6975. 

Arizona Musical Theatre institute is seeking submissions from authors for upcoming seasons. Full-length musicals, operas, operettas and children's musicals are being sought. For more information contact James B. Crowley at 602-508-0708 or email azmti @

American Dance Festival, Duke University, Durham, NC offers a 6-week and 4-week school for young dancers, workshops for professionals, internships, and scholarship auditions. For more information email adf @

National Directory of Artist Internships, Millenium Edition at

NEW funding for individual artists. Creative Capital, a new national consortium comprised of 23 foundations and individuals, was launched in January of 1999. Their purpose is to fund individual artists whose work holds the potential to significantly impact arts and culture at the local, national or international level. For more information visit 

The Recording Academy is offerring grants ranging from $10,000 - $20,000 to support efforts that advance 1) the archiving and preservation of music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. 2) research and research implementation projects related to music such as: teaching methodology in early childhood and its impact on development, 3) the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals. For more information and downloadable application forms visit 

The National Dance Project offers two forms of dance support: production grants and touring grants. For more information about these programs email

ArtsLink Collaborative Projects - allows US artists and arts organizations to undertake projects overseas with their colleagues in Central and Eastern Europe. Projects should offer demonstrable benefits to participants from both countries. For more info email artslink @

New dance resource - visit 

Residency opportunity at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Writers, painters, sculptors, dancers, and composers can participate in an interdisciplinary artists' community. For information on how to apply visit 

Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts. Year round residency in photography, painting, ceramics, textiles, writing, music, performance. Phone or fax (508)228-2451.

Headlands Center for the Arts accepts ongoing applications for residencies in the visual, media, literary, and performing arts. Write Headlands Center for the Arts 944 Fort Barry Sausalito, CA 94965, call (415)331-2787, or fax (415)331-3857.

Montana Artists Refuge. Ongoing applications, all disciplines. 3 months-1 year stays. Send SASE to Montana Artists Refuge Box 8 Basin, MT 59631 or call (406)225-3525.

Change, Inc. Grants. Emergency grants to artists for medical, living, other expenses. Around $100-$500. Change, Inc. Box 705 Cooper Station, New York, NY 10276 or call (212)473-3742.

Emergency Assistance Grant for artists working on a mature level for 10+ years who have needs arising from unforseen catastrophic accidents. Around $4,000. Write Gottleib Foundation 380 W. Broadway New York, NY 10012.