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Seattle, WA + 2015 Conductive Garboil Grant

Seattle artist Su Job envisioned and endowed this annual non-restricted grant of $3,000 for artists who have demonstrated a profound ability to challenge the limits of creative discourse and its effects on our society, pushing the artistic act beyond accepted limits, definitions, or purposes while engaging audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex. Artists or artist teams working in any media or discipline can apply. Download the Call to Artists and Application Checklist for additional information.

HOW TO APPLY

STEP 1

Download and read the CALL TO ARTISTS

STEP 2

Download and read the APPLICATION CHECKLIST

STEP 3

Apply via ONLINE APPLICATION

Deadline: August 17, 2015, 5PM
Eligibility: Artists or artist teams residing in King County, Washington
Budget: $3,000
Information: www.garboil.org or email Jordan Howland


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 + 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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Seattle, Washington + Columbia City Gallery, 10th Annual Juried Exhibit

The Columbia City Gallery is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for its 101h Annual Juried Exhibit. Jurors for the exhibit are Royal Alley-Barnes (Executive Director, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute), Stefano Catalani (Director of Art, Craft & Design, Bellevue Arts Museum) and Trim pin,(Artist, Sound Sculptor).
The exhibit will run from September 30 to November 15, 2015. Artists in all media are encouraged to submit artwork completed within the past three years that reflects the theme, crave ... $1,000 will be awarded to the top three submissions ($500 for "best in show," $300 for 2"d place, and $200 for 3'd place).

Deadline: August 03, 2015, 12:00 am
Eligibility: Artist in all media are may submit artwork which reflects the theme CRAVE
Information: www.columbiacitygallery.com


Seattle, WA + Orchestra Seattle & Seattle Chamber Singers, Director of Development and Marketing (PT remote)

Orchestra Seattle & Seattle Chamber Singers is seeking a part-time (0.5FTE) Director of Development and Marketing to lead and execute all fundraising, community outreach and concert marketing activity for a growing performing arts organization with a rich history. Reporting to the Board of Directors, this flexible and remote position is an opportunity for the right candidate to elevate and expand one of Seattle’s most unique and talented civic performing groups.

Deadline: August 10, 2015
Eligibility: 3+ years nonprofit fundraising and marketing experience
Information: www.osscs.org


Seattle, WA + Orchestra Seattle & Seattle Chamber Singers, Bookkeeper (PT remote)

Orchestra Seattle & Seattle Chamber Singers is seeking a part-time Bookkeeper and Box Office Manager. This flexible and remote position manages all day-to-day bookkeeping functions for our small organization including all revenue processing, accounts payable, payroll/licensing/tax filings and monthly financial reconciliation and reporting. This position also serves as the concert box office manager, which requires attending and coordinating ticket sales/will call at up to 12 weekend concerts throughout each season. Hours vary (3 to 10 hrs/wk) based on concert schedule $22 per hour + DOE

Deadline: August 10, 2015
Eligibility: 2+ years nonprofit bookkeeping experience
Information: www.osscs.org


Seattle, Washington + ¡VIVA! Latino/a Visions Art Exhibtion

Sea Mar Community Health Centers seeks emerging and established Latino/a artists to submit work and qualifications to exhibit in the Fiestas Patrias celebration occurring September 19-20 at Seattle Center in Seattle, WA.
Several Latin American countries observe their independence during the month of September and the Fiestas Patrias celebration reminds us that the spirit of freedom is indomitable and helps maintain a bond between Latinos in the Northwest and their home countries throughout the Americas.

Deadline: August 16, 2015, 11:59pm
Eligibility: Latino/a artist
Information: form.jotformpro.com


Seattle, WA + Cedar Falls

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) will commission one artist to work with SPU Cedar River Watershed staff to design, fabricate and install site specific, outdoor artwork for the watershed's new Cedar Falls Administration Building. The artist is expected to develop artwork that will create a strong visual presence that embraces the natural surroundings of the Cedar River Watershed and the work SPU staff performs at the site. The artwork should encourage viewer interaction and have a strong connection between the immediate surroundings of the new administration building, as well as Cedar Falls historic buildings and landmarks.

Deadline: August 17, 2015, 11 p.m.
Eligibility: Open to all professional artists residing in WA.
Budget: $75,000.00
Information: callforentry.org


Seattle, WA + Junction Plaza Park

The West Seattle Junction Association, Junction Neighborhood Organization (J u N O), and Seattle Parks Department are seeking an artist for an exciting opportunity in Junction Plaza Park. While Junction Plaza Park’s dedication was in 2010, funding for this major art installation has only recently come to fruition.
Artists are asked to included a written letter of intent which includes what direction you’d like to take this project and general size of proposed piece.

Deadline: August 17, 2015
Budget: $25,000
Information: wsjunction.org


Local, National, USA + Chop Shop: Bodies of Work, 2016 - Call to Artists

Announcing a call for choreographers/dance companies with contemporary work to be presented at CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, an annual dance festival A Contemporary Dance Festival, February 13th & 14th, 2016, presenting extraordinary contemporary dance from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, alongside master classes and a free community outreach program.

Deadline: August 31, 2015, 5:00pm
Budget: $700-$1000
Information: www.chopshopdance.org


Seattle, WA + On the Boards, Audience Services Assistant

The Audience Services Assistant is responsible along with the Director of Audience Services and other Audience Services Staff for managing the smooth operation of daily Box Office and Customer Service activities, ticket and subscription sales and management. This includes staffing the OtB Box Office, overseeing the FuBar concessions, overseeing House Management staff and running volunteer relations for the organization. This position reports directly to the Director of Audience Services.

Deadline: August 31, 2015
Information: www.ontheboards.org


Seattle, WA + On the Boards, Facilities Manager

The Facilities Manager is responsible for the regular maintenance and oversight of our building and parking lot, implements the projects chosen by the Board Facilities Committee, and acts as the main point of contact for our tenants. They are the first response for facilities emergencies, assist with setup for meetings and special events, and maintain various facilities supplies.

Deadline: August 31, 2015
Information: www.ontheboards.org


Gresham, OR + Mt. Hood Community College, Exhibit Space

The Diversity Resource Center (DRC) located in the Student Union of Mt. Hood Community College is offering exhibit space for artists engaged in topics including, but not limited to: social justice, culture, language, ethnicity, gender, age, LGBTQ culture, regional history, and socio-economic diversity. Artists interested in intersecting their work and artistic vision with an educational community are encouraged to apply since this is not a typical gallery space, but a Center dedicated to multi-cultural learning and exploration.
The DRC is accepting submissions for our monthly solo exhibitions starting in October 2015 and running through July 2016. Artists must submit at least 10 images for review, a resume, artist statement, and, if selected, be willing to schedule time during the exhibition for a short conversation in person or via Skype with students, faculty and staff about their work. All work is to be hung by the artist or with given permission to the DRC Coordinator. No saw tooth hangers will be allowed. No commission, no fee, and shipment is artist’s responsibility if necessary. The DRC will promote the show through the Portland, Gresham, and Troutdale areas including local media, social media, and artist postcards (artist will also receive 50 cards to distribute to their own communities as well).

Deadline: September 01, 2015, 5:00 pm
Information: Email melinda.bullen[at]mhcc.edu


Roseburg, OR + 2015 Umpqua Plein Air, Call For Artists

Umpqua Plein Air has become a popular regional art event among painters from all over the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. For some artists, this event is their first exposure to outdoor painting in Douglas County's wild and beautiful landscape. There's incredible quality and sense of camaraderie to this event and we look so forward to it each year. Opening Reception: September 19, 1 - 4 PM | Exhibit Runs from Sept 19 - Oct 23.
This year, we are proud to present Mike Hernandez as our juror, and Patti McNutt as our guest speaker. The event includes a Quick Draw competition and dinner with music in the park for participating artists on the evening of September 16, a paint-out at various locations around Roseburg on Thursday and Friday, and an artist demo and lecture on Saturday. View our event schedule (link below) for more details. Painters of all levels are welcome to participate. The event culminates in the Umpqua Plein Air Exhibit opening, which is on Saturday from 1 - 3pm and is juried by award-winning plein air painter Mike Hernandez. Each participant in the Umpqua Plein Air Paintout will have at least one piece hanging in the show, which fills the entire Arts Center building. The exhibit will hang from September 19 through October 23, 2015. Cash prizes will be granted at the opening of the show, as well as many awards of distinction that will be given by the juror.

Deadline: September 01, 2015
Information: uvarts.com or Sandee McGee, Gallery Director at 541-672-2532


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


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


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


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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New York, New York + The Moth GrandSLAM Trophy Design Contest

Put your creative brain to the test: design The Moth’s first-ever GrandSLAM trophy! Are you skilled in vector design or eager to try a new challenge? Send us your vision for what the Moth GrandSLAM trophy should look like. Our favorite design will receive an honorarium of $200, their work will be featured on our website and their name will be printed on trophies given out to all the 2015 international GrandSLAM winners.

Deadline: August 02, 2015, 12:00am
Information: www.themoth.org


Clemson, SC + Clemson University

Atelier InSite seeks artwork for permanent installation in a high-traffic university environment. Artwork selected for the project be reflective of the site’s internal programming, will take into account the building’s spatial and aesthetic properties, and encourage interactivity and/or functionality. In addition to these principles, artwork deemed unsafe and/fragile will not be eligible for consideration.

Deadline: August 10, 2015
Eligibility: No eligibility requirements specified.
Budget: $125,000
Information: www.clemson.edu


Tampa, FL + Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport recently broke ground on the largest construction project in its history. We invite you to be part of our efforts to craft a unique experience for millions of travelers as we endeavor to elevate the travel experience through art. Join us as we help shape the art and culture of Tampa Bay.

Deadline: August 14, 2015, 11:59PM MT
Eligibility: Open to qualified professional artists/artist teams.
Budget: $3.5M
Information: TampaAirport.com


Boston, MA + MBTA Stations

he Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will lead the selection process for the artists to design twelve (12) - 4’x 4’ porcelain enamel panels for the Blue Hill Ave Station. The Station is located between the Blue Hill Avenue and Cummins Highway overpasses in Mattapan and is part of the Fairmount Line that extends from South Station to Readville.
Artists will be commissioned to create the artwork for the panels that will be fabricated and installed by the contractor as part of station construction. The selection committee may choose to select either a single artist or multiple artists and to require that multiple artists work on a common theme. The cost of fabrication and installation of the porcelain enamel panels is included in the base cost of the project, and is not included in the art enhancement budget.

Deadline: August 17, 2015
Eligibility: Open to professional artists.
Budget: $17,500 Design Fee
Information: mbta-art.submittable.com


Roswell, GA + Fire Station #4

The City of Roswell, Georgia seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install an original outdoor art work(s) for a new Fire Station #4. The Fire Station will be constructed at the corner of Old Alabama Road and Market Boulevard just south of Holcomb Bridge Road. It will be designed with considerations to surrounding architectural styles, LEED features, and potential new commercial and residential development in the area.

Deadline: August 19, 2015, 2PM EST
Eligibility: Open to individual artists or design teams.
Budget: $76,000
Information: roswellgov.com


Kansas City, MO + North Patrol Division Station

The City of Kansas City, Missouri is seeking artists or artist-led collaborations to develop innovative, original Art for the new Kansas City Police Department North Patrol Division Station located at 10610 NW Prairie View Rd., Kansas City, MO 64153, which is near the intersection of Vienna Road and Northwest Prairie View Road, near the Kansas City International Airport.

Deadline: August 21, 2015
Eligibility: Open to professional artists residing in the US.
Budget: $75,000
Information: www.kcmo.org


Boston, MA + Wollaston Station

An artist will be commissioned as part of the MBTA Red Line’s Wollaston Station improvements project to create public art that will be fabricated and installed by the contractor as part of station construction. Except for porcelain enamel work, artists may be invited to bid to fabricate work. The artists will work with project design consultant team and contractor as needed.
Note that preference will be given to artists from the region.

Deadline: August 23, 2015, 11:59PM
Eligibility: Open to professional artists.
Budget: $125,000
Information: mbta.com


Boston, MA + MBTA Integral

Artists will be commissioned to create the artwork for the porcelain enamel panels and possibly other elements, that will be fabricated and installed by the contractor as part of station construction. The artists will work with project design consultant team and contractor as needed. The selection committee may choose to select either a single artist or multiple artists and to require that multiple artists work on a common theme.

Deadline: August 24, 2015
Eligibility: Open to professional artists.
Budget: $17,500 Design Fee
Information: mbta-art.submittable.co


Abilene, TX + Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside near the main entrance of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Abilene, including the new School of Public Health. Construction of the new facility will be completed by July 2016.

Deadline: August 26, 2015, 3PM
Budget: $142,000
Information: esbd.cpa.state.tx.us


Beijing, China + Call for Artists & Art Teachers

798 ICAF is China’s biggest children’s art festival, held annually and based in the world-renowned 798 Art District in Beijing. This year we're expanding in a big way, with festivals planned in several cities across China, as well as launching our online arts platform for kids to engage with and learn from international artists all year round!
Check out the video of 798 ICAF 2014 here: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XOTIzMTk3NjQw.html Over the course of the festival, children are encouraged to explore their creativity using a variety of media with guidance from established artists from all over the world. Our mission is to build an intercultural learning platform for children to explore art, enjoy creativity and have the opportunity to exhibit their work. We're currently seeking artists from all over the world to collaborate with for 798 ICAF’s online art platform, providing kids access to art workshops, inspiration and interaction with international artists all year-round. As a 798 ICAF featured artist, you'll get paid to lead workshops based on your own art practice via live video streaming or pre-recorded video content, from the comfort of your own studios! Which means, you can be based anywhere in the world and still get involved with 798 ICAF! In addition, you could also be invited (all expenses paid) to travel to China and attend one of the 798 ICAF festival events to lead workshops on-site! Right now we’re busy preparing the 798 ICAF website, ready for launch in the summer. But the search for artists has already begun! So, artists everywhere, get in touch now to be part of our art education revolution!

Deadline: August 31, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all visual artists / art teachers
Information: email harrietpetty[at]btinternet.com


Public Art Dialogue: Call for Submissions

Public Art Dialogue is accepting artists’ projects submissions for The Dilemma of Public Art’s Permanence issue to be published in Fall 2015. Artists' projects are unique artworks and/or art interventions designed specifically for the pages and cover of Public Art Dialogue. Projects should relate to the theme of the particular issue and treat the journal itself as a site/space for public art. Artists of all disciplines and at all points in their careers are encouraged to submit projects to the journal.
This special issue invites articles, essays and artists’ projects that contextualize the dilemma of public art’s permanence, taking innovative approaches to the subject through focused case studies, comparative analyses, historicized investigations and theoretical arguments. Transnational perspectives are encouraged, as are proposals from public art practitioners, commissioners and curators.

Information: www.tandfonline.com



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


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


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 + Seattle Repertory Theatre, Director of Individual Giving

Working closely with the Director of Development, the Director of Individual Giving will lead a team of three in development and implementation of the theatre’s individual giving programs. Primary duties include: overseeing the continually evolving fund development and stewardship plan intended to increase the donor base and overall contributed revenue from individuals at all levels, analyzing contributed income trends/data to inform strategy, creating improved processes for tracking and managing prospects and donors, managing a personal portfolio of donors, and supervising staff.

Deadline: Open Until Filled
Eligibility: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred - Minimum 5 years experience in not-for-profit administration
Information: www.seattlerep.org


Seattle, WA + Seattle Repertory Theatre, Grants Associate

The Grants Associate primarily supports institutional funding (government, foundation and corporate) for Seattle Repertory Theatre, while providing additional support for the individual giving team as needed. Duties include prospect research and database administration for the institutional and individual giving teams, drafting and submitting grant applications and reports to institutional funders, and event support. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, the Grants Associate will be a key member of the theatre’s development team, increasing revenue by expanding institutional and individual fundraising efforts.

Deadline: Open Until Filled
Eligibility: Bachelor's degree - Minimum 2 years experience in grant writing/administration
Information: www.seattlerep.org


Seattle, WA + Hugo House, Development Manager

After eighteen years of operating in an iconic Victorian house, Hugo House is entering an exciting new phase of its history. Since 2012, Hugo House has focused on program growth and expansion, and now has the opportunity to build a beautiful new home in our longstanding Capitol Hill location. This transformation will propel Hugo House firmly into its own as a nationally recognized literary organization of the highest caliber, where writers flourish and literature is supported at its source. This is an important opportunity for someone to be a part of this major transition.

Deadline: on-going
Information: hugohouse.submittable.com


Auburn, WA + Theater Technicians, Lead and Part-Time

The Auburn School District is looking for qualified and experienced Lead Technicians to join our team as the 1000 seat Auburn Performing Arts Center (at Auburn High School) is preparing to re-open its doors after an extensive remodel. The District owns, subsidizes, and staffs the APAC, along with its two other smaller (400 seat) theatres at Auburn Riverside and Auburn Mountainview high schools.
Lead Technicians should have proven experience with sound, lights, and fly rail operation in live productions, as well as experience leading crews. Ideally, we want to see Technicians with a background in all key positions, and a strong proficiency in at least one key position (sound/lights/fly rail). Paid ‘shadowing’ and training is often provided to help facilitate new technical skills. We work closely with our high schools’ Theatre Production classes to train students in all areas of This past year the Auburn PAC has been shut down for upgrades to existing infrastructure, lighting, sound, stage, rigging, seating, and more. We are excited to re-open this new facility to the community and region, and are in the process of building our ranks by hiring part-time Theatre Technicians who are eager to be a part of a fun and collaborative team and help launch this new performance venue. All three theatres are already heavily booked for the 2015-16 season. Technical Theatre. The students work side by side in assisting adult crews with shows. For 35 years we have prided ourselves on being an educational facility, while at the same time providing a highly professional level of event and technical support. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we are eager to hear from you!

Deadline: on-going
Information: auburnsd.schoolwires.net or email Pam L. Smith at psmith[at]auburn.wednet.edu


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


"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 + Vets Restore 2015: Veterans Training Program in Preservation Carpentry

4Culture and its partner organizations are proud to offer King County’s military veterans twelve weeks of training and job networking in the historic preservation trades. Vets Restore is a unique local program that’s attracting national attention. Participants are given a structured, supportive, in-depth introduction to a specialized segment of the construction industry – revitalizing America’s vintage buildings. Check out the 2015 Program guidelines for details on eligibility and how to apply.

Deadline: August 14, 2015, 5PM
Eligibility: King County based US Military Veteran (see guidelines for details)
Information: vetsrestore.org


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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