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King County, WA + Building for Culture - Arts

This year, King County government and 4Culture are partnering to make an investment in regional cultural infrastructure with a one-time program called Building for Culture. The program will help create and renovate, small, urban and rural arts and heritage facilities.

Deadline: September 09, 2015, 5pm
Eligibility: King County nonprofit arts organizations of any size and public agencies
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/artsfacilities


King County, WA + SeaTac Airport Walls

The Port of Seattle Art Program seeks two artists/artist teams to each create a site-specific artwork for a highly visible wall in Sea-Tac Airport’s North Satellite Terminal renovation. The art will contribute to the design team’s development of a “Northwest Sense of Place” that refers to the region’s natural, mediated, and/or synthetic landscape. The Program has hired 4Culture to manage one selection process to identify two artists for these two public art opportunities.

HOW TO APPLY

STEP 1

Download and read the CALL TO ARTISTS

STEP 2

Apply via ONLINE APPLICATION

Deadline: October 1, 2015, 5pm
Eligibility: Open to professional artists living in the United States and Canada
Budget: $300,000 for Wall 1; $500,000 for Wall 2
Information: Tamar Benzikry or Collen McPoland




King County, WA + TECH Specific

The purpose of the Tech-Specific initiative is to encourage the innovative use of technology in the creation and presentation of original performance work, two/three dimensional installation or sculpture, broadcast media or exhibition, and to foster new partnerships and collaborations between individuals and various sectors of the public and private arenas.

Deadline: October 15, 2015, 5PM
Eligibility: Individuals and organizations residing in or based in King County, Washington
Budget: Up to $20,000
Information: www.4culture.org/sitespecific


King County, WA + Facility Emergencies and Opportunities

Building damage from a storm, fire, or imminent danger from structural failure are critical events that require a swift response. A chance to secure a great lease and renovate a space, or a chance to buy the perfect property also needs immediate action. Funds are set aside specifically for this program each year. Applicants go through rigorous scrutiny, and eligible projects are reviewed and acted upon in about 30 days.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations and public agencies. Email or call Debra Twersky to discuss your project. 206 263.1610
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/emergency


King County, WA + Open 4Culture

4Culture recognizes a need for an entry point into 4Culture's funding opportunities. Open 4Culture provides awards of up to $1,500 for projects that are created by or for underserved communities of King County, and are not served by our other programs. Proposed arts projects must offer an event or presentation that is open to the public; and must be created and presented outside of the City of Seattle.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Individuals and organizations not currently part of 4Culture Sustained Support Program. Email or call Debra Twersky at 206 263.1610
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/open


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Edmonds/Puget Sound, WA + Edmonds Center for the Arts, Director of Development

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA)seeks a high-energy, dynamic, creative, and organized and fundraising professional to lead its resource development efforts. The Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director, ECA Board and Staff to advance the organization through strategic relationship development and management with ECA’s patrons, subscribers, donors and sponsors.

Deadline: September 04, 2015, 5:00 pm
Eligibility: Minimum five years comparable experience, Bachelor of Arts (Master's preferred, CRFE a plus)
Information: www.edmondscenterforthearts.org


Ellensburg, WA + Interstate: Where I-90 meets I-82, Call for Entries

The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University, located in Ellensburg, Washington, will host the INTERSTATE juried exhibit. The exhibition is open to all media and subject matter. All proceeds from this national exhibition will support student scholarships in the CWU Department of Art. The juror for the INTERSTATE exhibition is Jennifer Navva Milliken, Curator of Craft at the Bellevue Arts Museum, in Bellevue, Washington.
The entry fee is $35.00 for up to three artworks, and the deadline for entries is September 4, 2015. All entries must be submitted online.

Deadline: September 04, 2015, 11:00 pm
Eligibility: The exhibit is open to artists over the age of 18 working in 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and video formats. Works created/completed as an undergraduate or graduate student are not eligible. Only original work, where the artist is the sole copyright hold
Information: www.cwu.edu


Tacoma, WA + Lincoln Revitalization

The City of Tacoma is seeking an artist or artist team to participate in the revitalization of Tacoma’s Lincoln Business District and Neighborhood by creating permanent public artwork(s) that will act as gateways to the main business district. In addition, the artist will work with the design team to affect the aesthetic design of the streetscape, identify opportunities for discrete or integrated artworks to be incorporated into the streetscape design, and assist in identifying additional opportunities for local artist participation.
The project should be informed by a meaningful community engagement process in order to reflect the needs of the community, create identity, and communicate an authentic sense of place. The selected artist will have experience working with diverse cultural communities and demonstrated success creating aesthetically strong artwork that results from community engagement.

Deadline: September 08, 2015, 11:59pm
Eligibility: Artists living in OR, WA , or BC.
Budget: $210,000
Information: cityoftacoma.org


Twisp/Methow Valley, WA + TwispWorks Foundation, Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) leads TwispWorks as the chief executive officer and reports to the Twispworks Board of Directors. He or she is responsible for leading the advancement of the TwispWorks mission, expanding the community support, the scope of the programs and the overall positive impact of the Foundation.

Deadline: September 10, 2015, 11:59p
Eligibility: Candidates must have a minimum of 7 years in non-profit management or mission-based business management. Candidates must also have experience working in community development and managing a staff.
Information: www.twispworks.org


Lynnwood, WA + CityCenter Apartments

The Lynnwood Arts Commission and the City of Lynnwood are partnering with Indigo Real Estate Services, Inc. and CG Engineering to commission a Public Art element that will be sited on a the prominent 196th St SW & 36th Ave W intersection in Lynnwood's City Center. Three finalists will be selected to furnish project proposals in October.

Deadline: September 10, 2015, 5PM
Eligibility: Open to artists living in WA & OR.
Budget: $23,200
Information: ci.lynnwood.wa.us


King County, Washington + Literary/Spoken Word Artists for Equity and Social Justice Project

King County’s Equity and Social Justice Program seeks up to eight individual literary artists in King County to participate in one of four readings as part of its Cultivating a Culture of Equity and Social Justice through Literature and Poetry project. The readings will be scheduled between November 2015 and the end of September 2016, approximately one per quarter.
The project committee will work with each selected artist to schedule the best fit in terms of date and location. The committee will pair two readers for each reading. Two of the readings will occur in downtown Seattle and two will occur in suburban King County. The audience will be King County employees. The Equity and Social Justice Opportunity Fund, through a competitive process, provides resources to King County employees to develop and implement one-time projects to advance equity and social justice in the performance of county work. The fund allows the project to compensate each artist in the amount of $600 for time given to preparation, performance, and follow-up such as project evaluation. Project description: As part of its effort to offer its employees opportunities to explore equity and social justice issues, King County will feature local literary artists of color in four quarterly presentations. The artists will offer through poetry, spoken word, fiction, or essay their perspectives on race, racial identity, and the personal, social, and cultural ramifications of such constructs. The presentations will provide an opportunity for attendees to think about race through a literary lens, which can be a more empathic means to accessing an often uncomfortable or even threatening subject. An intimate experience with literary art as presented by its creators can elicit new ways of thinking, bring self-awareness to unconscious biases, and cultivate understanding and compassion. Writers will read or perform their work and briefly explain its genesis and inspiration. There will be a facilitated question-and-answer session. As a follow-up to their presentation, artists will be asked to respond either orally or in writing to a brief survey about their experience with the project. Eligibility • Must reside in King County. • Must not be an employee of King County. • Must be 18 years or older. Submission process Please adhere to the guidelines below and submit by email the following: 1. Provide your name, email address, and phone number. 2. Write a paragraph or two of no more than 250 words total in response to the following question: Why do you want to be part of the Cultivating a Culture of Equity and Social Justice through Literature and Poetry project? 3. Provide a short bio of no more than 250 words. While you may include them, publications and awards are not a focus in artist selection. The project committee is interested in the artist bio in so far as it provides a sense of commitment to and pursuit of an artistic as well as a social justice goal, a certain level of accomplishment, and evidence of experience in performing for an audience. 4. Provide writing samples of no more than three pages for poets and no more than five pages for prose writers. The project committee understands that this limited number of pages will probably be excerpts from longer pieces. Send your submission by email to the address above. In the subject line of the email, enter ESJ Literary Project. Deadline for submissions is September 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Artists will be notified of results by October 6, 2015.

Deadline: September 14, 2015, 5:00 PM
Eligibility: Must reside in King County. Must not be an employee of King County. Must be 18 or older.
Budget: $600
Information: Email Debra Ross at debra.ross[at]kingcounty.gov


Vashon Island (near Seattle, Wa), Washington + Vashon Allied Arts Gallery - 2016 Call To Artists

Vashon Allied Arts invites proposals from Northwest artists for art work in any media for 2016 Vashon Allied Arts Gallery monthly exhibitions. We are interested in exhibiting: painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, photography, pottery/clay, glass, wood, fiber, installation.

Deadline: October 15, 2015, 5pm
Information: www.vashonalliedarts.org or email Janice Mallman, Gallery Curator at JaniceM[at]vashonalliedarts.org


Auburn, WA + Galleries in City of Auburn

The City of Auburn is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional media to exhibit their work at two City of Auburn gallery spaces during 2016. Artists and/or artists groups of diverse mediums are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: paint, ink, pencil, mixed media, textiles, mosaic, glass, recycled materials, photography, calligraphy, collage, fiber art, etc.

Deadline: October 7, 2015
Eligibility: Professional and emerging artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional media will be considered. All work must be mounted or framed and ready to hang with wires.
Information: www.callforentry.org


Tacoma, WA + Apply for a Visiting Artist Residency at Museum of Glass

Each year, MOG invites artists to apply for a Visiting Artist Residency in the Hot Shop, to explore new techniques or continue a current series. Selected artists have full use of our state-of-the-art Hot Shop and the assistance of our Hot Shop Team. Approximately 4 slots are available for applicants.

Deadline: December 01, 2015
Information: www.museumofglass.org


Seattle, WA + The New Foundation Seattle, Residency Grants

Residency Program Funds (RPF) provide funds for Seattle-based contemporary visual artists, curators, and art writers who have opportunities to attend residencies out-of-state and need assistance to cover tuition, fees, and travel expenses. RPF are intended to support individuals accepted to residency programs. Requests for seminars, professional training, workshops, lectures, symposia, conferences, exhibition support or competitions are not eligible.
Individuals are selected for RPF based on: quality and reputation of the residency program; demonstrated ability to succeed in the program based on work samples and prior experience; and well-articulated explanations of the purpose of attending the residency and the artistic/professional impact it will have on you and your practice. Individuals apply for funding through an open application process. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. When funds allotted for the calendar year run out, the Foundation will discontinue accepting applications until the following calendar year. We will indicate on our website when funding for the year has expired. Applicants can submit requests for any amount up to $5,000 maximum, however, the typical range of RPF given is $1,200 – $3,000.

Deadline: on-going
Information: thenewest.org


Seattle, Washington + Seattle Sounders FC - Posters by the People

Sounders FC is calling for artists and designers to share their passion for art, soccer culture and the city of Seattle with the Posters by the People program. Submit your matchday poster design for a chance to a VIP matchday experience (including tickets, on field experience and more), a $100 gift card to Museum Quality Framing with a framed limited edition of your art, and of course, to have your design become part of Sounders FC history. Next artwork submission dates are May 15, June 19 and August 19.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Eligibility to participate in the Contest or to win prizes is limited to persons who are legal residents of the State of Washington, less those who live within a seventy-five (75) mile radius around the city limits of Portland, Oregon.
Information: www.soundersfc.com


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Abilene, TX + Maddox Engineering Research Center

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist(s) to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside of Maddox Engineering Research Center. This art project should primarily be designed to honor the two brothers in whose memory the major gift in support of the Project was provided by the J. F Maddox Foundation: Jack Maddox, Texas Tech Class ‘ 29, and Donovan Maddox, Texas Tech Class ’34.
The humble backgrounds of these two distinguished graduates of Texas Tech and the successes they achieved following the education each of them received at Texas Tech is detailed in the Maddox Family History Appendix to this RFQ. It will be important that their backgrounds and achievements will be apparent to one viewing this art project. Additional possible concepts to consider are renewable energy, engineering, sustainability, and research.

Deadline: September 03, 2015, 3PM CDT
Budget: $243,000
Information: esbd.cpa.state.tx.us


Denton, Texas + 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard & Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough.
The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Drawing hundreds of applications from across the United States each year, approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by our 2016 Juror, Elizabeth Kozlowski. As the curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Kozlowki has over 12 years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in contemporary ceramics. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 will be presented.

Deadline: September 04, 2015, 5:00PM
Information: www.dentonarts.com


Hutchinson, KS + Hutchinson Arena

The City of Hutchinson’s Public Art Design Council invites artists nationwide to submit qualifications to create public art for the Hutchinson Arena Renovation Project (formerly known as the Sports Arena) in Hutchinson, Kansas. The selected artists will be invited to join the design team to bring public art into the facility that is certain to provide a dramatic effect and add to a memorable experience for athletes, spectators, and other users of the facility, while encouraging people to gather, sit, connect and engage one another.
Public art at the Hutchinson Arena is meant to change the way the public experiences the facility and surrounding environment. The commissioned artworks should engage and challenge the public, be distinctive, and inspire curiosity and discussion. It is the intention of the project to commission new works of art made specifically for the site.

Deadline: September 04, 2015
Eligibility: Open to professional artists or artist teams residing in the US.
Budget: $230,000
Information: hutchgov.com


Virginia Beach, VA + Lesner Bridge Replacement

The Public Art Virginia Beach Foundation invites experienced artists or artist teams to provide site-specific public art for the Lesner Bridge Replacement Project. Up to five finalists will be selected to develop a conceptual proposal for the project. Each selected artist/artist team will be given an honorarium of $1,000 to create the proposal.

Deadline: September 09, 2015
Eligibility: Open to artists and/or artist teams 18+.
Budget: $350,000
Information: vbpublicart.org


Santa Fe, NM + Dona Ana Community College

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee (LSC) for DACC seek an artist or artist team to create a site-specific commission project. The LSC is interested in commissioning artwork that will engage students, faculty, staff, administrators, and visitors to the DACC East Mesa Campus in a way that speaks to ideas of education, community, sustainability, and regional diversity. Artists are encouraged to explore designs inspired by the local natural and built environments, considering the concepts of “transformation” and “journeying.”

Deadline: September 11, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all artists or artist teams working in the US.
Budget: $183,500
Information: callforentry.org


Public: A Journal of Imagining America

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Vol. 4 No. 1 "Recognizing Knowledge in Arts and Design Practice" This issue will challenge assumptions and politics that do not recognize knowledge production in arts and design practice. Contributions will demonstrate instances of the arts and design as forms of creative research, and both pathways to and carriers of ideas and revelations.
Public is contextualized by IA's vision: publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, and others, in and out of the academy, enriching civic life for all. We request the integration of the arts, humanities, or design in submissions and welcome contributors from academic, cultural, or community contexts.

Deadline: September 15, 2015
Information: public.imaginingamerica.org


Las Cruces, NM + New Mexico State University, 2015 Project: Postcard

You are cordially invited to participate in the third Project: Postcard exhibit and fundraiser, sponsored by the Department of Art at New Mexico State University. Alumni, students and faculty, friends, former faculty, visiting artists and community artists are welcome and encouraged to be a part of the event by submitting an original work of art, postcard-sized, to be included in the exhibit and presented for sale at the closing event.
Established in 2011, this biennial fundraising event has proved to be a wonderful way to showcase the Department of Art and its alumni, faculty, and friends. Previous 2011 & 2013 Project: Postcard events have yielded $16,000 for the Visiting Artists and Scholarship Program. This year the proceeds will benefit the NMSU Department of Art and the D.W. Williams Hall Renovation. By participating with us, you will be an integral part of the success of this biennial event, as we join together to promote fine art, artists, and the educational mission of the NMSU Department of Art.

Deadline: September 18, 2015, 05:00pm
Information: uag.nmsu.edu or email artglry[at]nmsu.edu


Charlotte, NC + City LYNX Gold Line

The City of Charlotte and the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking professional artists to integrate art into the City LYNX Gold Line - Phase II (Gold Line). There are art opportunities at the Stops and in transition areas along the Corridor. CATS is seeking artists who live and work in the U.S. who are accustomed to engaging with local communities in an effort to ensure that the art is accessible and meaningful to the public.
CATS will select 3-5 artists to incorporate art into the Stops and along the Corridor.

Deadline: September 19, 2015
Eligibility: Open to professional artists living and working in the U.S.
Budget: $700,000
Information: callforentry.org/


Washington, DC + 2016 Smithsonian Craft Show Call for Artists

The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts and design. Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120 artists from a large pool of applicants.
Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year. No one is grandfathered into the show. There is no quota for any category of Craft Art. Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work. The show is produced by the Smithsonian Women's Committee. Proceeds from the Show fund grants that benefit the Smithsonian's education, outreach, and research programs. The Show does not charge sales commissions. However, accepted artists are encouraged to donate an item for the Craft Show’s on-line auction, raffle, or other fund-raising initiatives, proceeds of which benefit the Smithsonian.

Deadline: September 20, 2015
Eligibility: Only U.S. residents who make their work in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
Information: www.juriedartservices.com or email joneshl[at]si.edu


Indianapolis, IN + Plaza honoring Sister Cities

The Arts Council of Indianapolis, on behalf of the Building Authority of the City of Indianapolis / Marion County, Indiana and in collaboration with Indianapolis’ Sister Cities International Committee, requests the qualifications of artists interested in completing a permanent, exterior artwork in Indianapolis’ newly-redesigned City-County Building Plaza (construction beginning early 2016) honoring Indianapolis’ Sister Cities relationships. The goal of the artwork is to acknowledge the various Sister Cities in a contemporary and imaginative way in order to call attention to the ongoing program.

Deadline: September 28, 2015
Eligibility: Open to artists and artist-led teams with all members 18+ and living in the US.
Budget: $46,000
Information: www.indyartsguide.org


New York, New York + 2015 Business Accelerator Grant

Burgeoning visual artists face an array of obstacles on the road to success, many of which have nothing to do with talent or creativity, and it’s often the mundane things, such as getting work framed or shipping orders in a timely manner, that can mean the difference between idling and moving ahead. The fund seeks to boost the careers of visual artists by offering targeted financial assistance–no fiscal sponsorship required–as well as tools and support to help them become as skilled at managing their businesses as they are at creating their artwork.

Deadline: September 30, 2015
Eligibility: Professional painters, sculptors, and artists working on paper who: - Employ traditional media, NOT including photography, film, or video - Have had their work published and/or exhibited professionally - Are pursuing specific opportunities or projects for
Information: www.clarkhulingsfund.org


Raleigh, North Carolina + 2015 Mystery Build Art Competition

Create a work of art using onlythe 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.

Deadline: October 20, 2015
Information: www.mysterybuild.com


Pittsburgh, PA + Art Inter/National, Here and Abroad

For the past 14 years, BoxHeart's Art Inter/National exhibition explored how environment influenced the artistic process or, how the world influenced the artist. Through various concepts, the artwork selected for this exhibition was intended to visually showcase our roots and connectedness. Regardless of where the artist was born or where they now reside: where they create or where the gather inspiration, our world is delicately interconnected.
Exhibition Dates: January 19 - March 5, 2016 Location: BoxHeart Gallery Type: Juried, Theme Exhibition Description: The 15th Annual Art Inter/National, Here and Abroad... 2016 As we approach our 15th Annual Art Inter/National Exhibition, BoxHeart will now explore how artists influence our world! A celebration of artistic expression from all over the world, this exhibition will display how artists intend to use their artwork as a vehicle to change our world. BoxHeart encourages diversity in the media used to create the work, in the artists, and his or her interpretation of Art Inter/National. There are no limits or boundaries, no categories or types. BoxHeart is looking for expressions in art that are not only cultivated, but also created because of a desire to communicate change. One artist will receive the Best of Show Award. This artist becomes BoxHeart "Artist of the Year" and receives their own Solo Exhibition in the 2017 Exhibition Year. This includes Gallery Representation with BoxHeart Gallery.

Deadline: November 01, 2015
Eligibility: regional, national, and international artists
Information: www.boxheartgallery.com


Sarasota, FL + Embracing Our Differences Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites all artists to be a part of this change through your submissions to its 13th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate. 39 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2016 in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL USA. Since 2004, the exhibits have been viewed by almost 2,000,000 visitors.

Deadline: January 04, 2016
Information: www.embracingourdifferences.org


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Seattle, WA + Fremont Abbey Arts, Event Manager

Manage events including weddings, nonprofit benefit events, concerts, parties and others. Usually 6-10 hour shifts, 1-8 times per month. Position usually includes late nights, typical shifts are 4p-Midnight, some later or earlier. Part time for select events throughout the month, $13/hr to start, $15/hr after 5 successful events, plus tips share at select events.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Event experience
Information: www.fremontabbey.org/jobs


Seattle, Washington + Art in the Alley

We are accepting applications from artists and craftspeople in all media to participate in Art in the Alley which is part of the Heritage Festival - Rainier Valley Summer Streets Block Party and Parade. We have outdoor spaces for Artists to sell their work. The three main blocks of Columibia City are closed off for most of the day on August 15. It is a great opportunity to show your work.

Deadline: on-going
Information: www.columbiacitygallery.com


Tacoma, WA + Feast Arts Center in Tacoma, Art Instructors

Feast is looking for Tacoma artists working within 2-D media (drawing, painting, collage, encaustic, etc.) to teach classes at our new arts center in Hilltop. We are accepting proposals for classes ranging from 6 - 8 weeks, or for weekend workshop proposals. Feast is open to both traditional and non-traditional topics, and we are always looking for fresh class ideas. $30/hr
If you are interested, please send the following: Short proposal for class; CV; 2-3 images that reflect your class proposal. The guiding concept at Feast is the belief that community involvement enriches personal experience, that personal experience informs art-making, and that art-making strengthens communities.

Deadline: on-going
Information: Email chandlerwoodfin[at]gmail.com


"Yourtown", USA + Artist Spotlight Competition

The editors of Professional Artist select one artist bimonthly to be featured in the Artist Spotlight section of the magazine. The competition is open to all artists 18 and older who “like” Professional Artist on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or participate in our LinkedIn discussion group. All 2-D and 3-D mediums accepted; no film or performance art. Enter up to three original artworks, created within the last two years. The winning artists will receive a two-page interview profile and one or two images of his or her artwork printed in the magazine. The winner and finalists will be featured in their own Artist Spotlight gallery on the website.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to artists at least 18 years of age
Budget: NA
Information: professionalartistmag.com


Seattle, WA + COCA Seeking Volunteers and Interns

Interested in learning about the administrative and technical aspects involved in running a non-profit arts organization? Itching to get involved in your local arts community or just wanting to help make things happen? We are seeking interns and volunteers for the fall and winter to assist with fundraising, grant writing, outreach, social media, and archiving. Gain valuable work experience, college, high school, or service learning credits. Our interns do so much more than database management. Learn the ins and outs of running an art gallery, working with a non-profit Board and managing a community-focused organization.

Deadline: on-going
Information: cocaseattle.org or send email to info[at]cocaseattle.org


Online Curriculum + Arts Learning & Public Art: In the Classroom

Public art enhances and enlivens public spaces. It can also serve as a great jumping-off point for active arts learning for K – 12 students. Each lesson plan in this series is based on artwork in the WA State Art Collection and includes a PowerPoint presentation of images. Developed by master teaching artist Meredith Essex, each lesson can be modified for different student populations.
The lessons include arts learning objectives and vocabulary aligned with Washington State Standards and can be led by arts specialists, generalist classroom teachers, or teaching artists. Suggested grade levels for each lesson plan are noted, but lessons can be easily modified for age appropriate learning.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: N/A
Information: www.arts.wa.gov


Tacoma, WA + Spaceworks

Spaceworks Tacoma is an initiative to activate empty storefronts and vacant space. The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space available to artists, fledgling creative entrepreneurs, organizations, and community groups who transform vacant spaces through artist residencies and creative enterprises. There are currently 2 tracks available as part of this application: Creative Enterprise and Artist Residency.

CREATIVE ENTERPRISE This program provides designers, crafters, consultants and other fledgling entrepreneurs with the chance to test new products and services in a physical space. We are currently looking for artists who can move into spaces on a rolling basis for three or six month durations.

SPECIAL PROJECTS This program offers dedicated practicing artists the chance to pursue projects and develop work in any discipline for up to six months. This could include individual artist residencies, but preference will be given to especially active projects.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space becomes available. Priority will be given to applications that are received first. Applicants are encouraged to contact Spaceworks staff to check on the status of their application or to refine their proposal concept.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to artists residing in WA.
Budget: N/A
Information: spaceworkstacoma.wordpress.com or email Rebecca Solverson rsolverson[at]cityoftacoma.org


Kent, WA + Give Me Culture Grants

Small, flexible grants available to individuals, organizations, and community groups. The grants will fund projects that serve the general public in Kent; especially projects that serve and showcase ethnically diverse or under-served communities.
The Give Me Culture program is intended to broaden participation in, and showcasing of, arts and culture activities throughout Kent. There is no deadline for the program; applications will be reviewed as they are received throughout the year.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: US Artists
Budget: small grants up to $1,000
Information: www.kentarts.com or email rbillerbeck[at]kentwa.gov


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Brooklyn, NY + ISCP Residency for Artists and Curators

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces an open call for its residency program. ISCP is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world, including the United­ States.
With 35+ artists and curators in residence at all times, ISCP is a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners. The program provides residents with the space, time, and support to develop new projects. With additional activities tailored for professional development and public engagement, ISCP serves as a platform for producing, presenting and contextualizing contemporary art through a diverse range of international perspectives. ISCP's public programs encourage dialogue and integrate residents into the cultural landscape of New York City, making ISCP an exciting hub for contemporary art. ISCP is currently accepting applications from visual artists and curators in all disciplines who would like to engage with ISCP's unique and dynamic programming and creative community. The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks and semi-annual Open Studios (April and November residents). Residents at ISCP are also invited to take part in ISCP's Exhibition Program and Participatory Projects (off-site, public works). A residency at ISCP is typically three to six months, although artists and curators can apply for up to one year.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Emerging to midcareer
Information: www.iscp-nyc.org


Detroit, MI + Kresge Foundation Arts And Culture Program

Kresge's Arts and Culture Program has expanded its grant opportunity for cross-sector, cross-disciplinary efforts under a new theme of Strong, Healthy Places. The program will support cross-sector (public, private) and cross-disciplinary (health, environment, human services, education, and community development) initiatives that embed arts and culture into community revitalization.

Deadline: Ongoing
Information: www.kresge.org


Very Venice Art Gallery Database

Very Venice Art Gallery provides opportunities for talented and creative artists/designers/ sculpture artists/ digital and graphic designers/ photographers/ mixed media artists/ jewellery designers and artists in various categories to join our ever expanding database.
Calling all professional artists and designers who can woo the clients into buying your creations, we will do our part of taking it to the people who appreciate your work! We have a very strong US presence and boast of clients from all over the globe. Join us by submitting your work to see if you qualify.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Professional artists, Visual arts, mixed media, pop/ abstract artists/ designers/ Sculpture artists/ outdoor and environmental artists
Information: www.veryveniceart.com or email veryveniceartgallery[at]gmail.com


Mount Dora, FL + Public Artist Registry

The City of Mount Dora is currently soliciting professional artists for the purpose of creating a database of qualified artists that will be utilized in the commissioning of public art by the Public Arts Commission. The Call to Artists is open to all artists of visual art conceived in any medium, material, or combination thereof. The database will also be a resource for private developers in selecting capable artists to create public art for private developments to meet the requirements of Public Art in Mount Dora.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.mountdorapublicarts.com or email plandev[at]cityofmountdora.com


Tallahassee, FL + Art In State Buildings Registry

The Art in State Buildings Program acquires artwork for new public facilities built with state funds. The program requires that up to .5% of the construction appropriation be set aside to acquire artwork for permanent display in, on or around the facility. Since the program began in 1979, more than 1,000 works of art have been purchased or commissioned.
Participating artists must have resumes which illustrate that they have met two of the following criteria: 1.the artist's works are included in private, public, corporate or museum collections; 2.the artist has received awards, grants or fellowships; 3.the artist has completed other public commissions on a similar scale; 4.the artist has participated in exhibitions at major museums or galleries.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.florida-arts.org or email Lee Modica lmodica[at]dos.state.fl.us


New York, NY + Percent for Art Registry

The New York Department of Cultural Affairs, along with NY Culture of the City of New York, are accepting application for the Percent for Art Program Artist Registry. The percent for art program commissions permanent works of art by local, national, and international artists for NYC construction projects. Project budgets are inclusive of the artist's design fee which is generally 20% of the overall budget.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: varies by project
Information: www.nyc.gov or email percent[at]culture.nyc.gov


Hillsborough County, FL + Art in Public Places Program Registry

Artists with proficiency in planning, creating and implementing public art are encouraged to apply to the registry.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.hillsboroughcounty.org


Memphis, TN + UrbanArt Commission: Artist Registry

You are cordially invited to join the Artists' Registry of UrbanArt's new website. This tool is provided to you as a means to introduce new audience to the work of visual artists working in all media, as well as fabricators, designers, architects, and curators of art in the public realm.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: urbanart.rfbeta.com or email UrbanArt Commission info[at]urbanartcommission.org


International, Publication + Public Art Dialogue

The Editors of Public Art Dialogue are now inviting submissions for all sections of the journal. All article, essay, artist's statement, and book review submissions must be double-spaced, have numbered pages, and strictly follow the MLA endnote format (when notes are used). We are seeking scholarly articles, essays, book reviews and artist projects which are unique artworks and/or art interventions designed specifically for the pages of Public Art Dialogue.
Articles presenting new information or interpretations of subjects pertaining to the theme of the issue. There will be opportunities for open issues without specific, predetermined themes as well. Essays are opinion pieces, comparable to position papers that advocate a particular approach (theoretical or otherwise) to the subject. Artist projects should relate to the theme of a particular issue and treat the journal itself as a site/space for public art. Links to web-based works are also acceptable.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to all working in the field of public art.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.tandf.co.uk or email Mary Tinti tinti00[at]yahoo.com


Your Town, USA and Canada + The Public Art Archive™

This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive™, an online database of public art. This is not a RFQ/RFP, roster, or commissioning project call. To qualify, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program in any of the 50 United States or Canada.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to qualified public artworks.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.callforentry.org or email Public Art Archive PAArchive[at]westaf.org


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King County, WA + Building for Culture - Saving Landmarks

This year, King County government and 4Culture are partnering to make an investment in regional cultural infrastructure with a one-time program called Building for Culture. The program will help create and renovate, small, urban and rural arts and heritage facilities. A dedicated percentage of the funds will go towards Saving Landmarks, to support highly visible, well planned projects dedicated to the rehabilitation or acquisition of landmark properties in King County.

Deadline: September 09, 2015, 5pm
Eligibility: Stewards of properties located in King County that are designated as landmarks
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/savinglandmarks


King County, WA + Building for Culture - Heritage

This year, King County government and 4Culture are partnering to make an investment in regional cultural infrastructure with a one-time program called Building for Culture. The program will help create and renovate, small, urban and rural arts and heritage facilities.

Deadline: September 09, 2015, 5pm
Eligibility: King County nonprofit organizations and public agencies providing heritage programming
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/heritagefacilities


King County, WA + Facility Emergencies and Opportunities

Building damage from a storm, fire, or imminent danger from structural failure are critical events that require a swift response. A chance to secure a great lease and renovate a space, or a chance to buy the perfect property also needs immediate action. Funds are set aside specifically for this program each year. Applicants go through rigorous scrutiny, and eligible projects are reviewed and acted upon in about 30 days.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations and public agencies. Email or call Debra Twersky to discuss your project. 206 263.1610
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/emergency


King County, WA + Open 4Culture

4Culture recognizes a need for an entry point into 4Culture's funding opportunities. Open 4Culture provides awards of up to $1,500 for projects that are created by or for underserved communities of King County, and are not served by our other programs. Proposed projects must substantially include historic preservation or King County heritage and must offer an event or presentation that is open to the public.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Individuals and organizations not currently part of 4Culture Sustained Support Program. Email or call Debra Twersky at 206 263.1610.
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/open


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Seattle, WA + Sales Associate - Part-time

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) is seeking an experienced part-time Sales Associate to positively represent the Marketplace at The Wing through excellent customer service, product expertise, and knowledge of local artists. The Marketplace revenue supports museum programs and services.

Deadline: on-going
Information: www.wingluke.org


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