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The MECA Online Job + Opportunity board (MOJO) lists jobs available to students and alumni. Use your MECA email to sign up and see more job and internship details.

New job postings on MOJO:
Art Specialist: Ceramics, Creative Work Systems
Wedding Photographer
Studio Potter, Farmhouse Pottery
Motion Graphics Animator, Scorebuilders
Artist Mentor, Spindleworks
Graphic Designer, TrueLine Publishing

Other jobs:
Studio Coordinator of Ceramics, Anderson Ranch
Executive Assistant to the President
Anderson Ranch
Potter, Plimoth Plantation 
Freelance Photographer, AirBnB 
Artistic Director, Women's Studio Workshops

Design Intern, Corey McPherson Nash, Boston
Studio Internship, Julie Poitras Santos

Be sure to check out our LinkedIn page to see additional job postings.
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Public Art: Portland Utility Boxes
The City of Portland seeks design submissions by Greater Portland artists to be applied to utility boxes in Portland neighborhoods. Selected artists will receive a $300 stipend.
Deadline: July 15


Maine Startup Create Week
MECA is a sponsor and site for this week of talks, workshops, and events that highlight design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship. MECA grads David Hutchins of Disney and Seth Goldenberg of Epic Decade will be panelists. A limited number of free passes are available to MECA students, faculty, and alumni. If interested, please contact Raffi Der Simonian.
June 20-26

Adulting School
Need help adulting? This day of food, drink, and workshops will cover  the basics on: money management, meditation, paying off debt while saving, relationship health, and developing a career you love. A limited number of free passes are available to MECA students and alumni. Please contact Jessica Tomlinson.
November 13 in Portland

Arts Business Institute
MECA is partnering with Maine Crafts Association and Waterville Creates to host the Arts Business Institute for two days of business workshops for artists and craftspeople. A limited number of free passes are available to MECA students and alumni. Please contact Jessica Tomlinson.
October 22 in Portland, October 23 in Waterville

Studio Space: The Dooryard
The Dooryard is an artist-run collective in Portland offering studio spaces to artists and makers of all disciplines. Three available studios: one at 140 sq. ft. for $210/mo. another at 173 sq. ft. for  $257/mo. and one at 50 sq. ft. for $85/mo. All spaces have windows. Contact:
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ArtSail Residency
ArtSail is a nomadic, floating art project that seeks to provide artists and cultural practitioners the opportunity to research and explore the extensive coastlines and waterways that surround Miami.  
Deadline: June 30

 MassMOCA Residency
Residencies for up to 8 weeks at the North Adams studio facilities are available. Includes housing, studio space, access to the Maker's Mill and the museum as well as business counseling
Deadline: July 7


The Pollack-Krasner Foundation
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.


Morales Fellowship
The College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah seeks applications and nominations of highly qualified individuals for the Raymond C. Morales Post-MFA Fellowship in Ceramics.  The CFA is interested in candidates who teach and research in ceramics, with an emphasis on new trends, strategies, and advancements in ceramic art. 
Deadline: July 7


William Lee Scholarship for Ceramic Students
This scholarship is sponsored by Trendspot Inc. to reward artistic excellence and provide opportunities for ongoing education and growth in the study of ceramic pottery.
Deadline: August 31

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The 2016 BFA graduating class

++  Illustration Junior Lewis Rossignol '17 is this year's winner of the Geary's Summer Ale Packaging competition. See all the entries.

++  Associate Professor and Chair of Ceramics, Lucy Breslin, was awarded the NCECA funded residency (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) to Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. 

++ Maine College of Art is excited to announce that three of our faculty members have been awarded Kindling Fund Grants: Elizabeth Jabar, Colleen Kinsella, and Julie Poitras-Santos.


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Public Engagement minor Sara Inacio, a printmaking student, is spending her summer interning with Braddock Tiles. This is a community-based art project started by the artist Swoon to provide economic opportunity to youth in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Artists will create ceramic tiles which will form the new roof on a church that is being converted into a creative center. 
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