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King County, WA + Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Poetry on Buses has expanded in 2016-2017 to offer community sourced poetry in nine languages on a broad range of bus, rail and station venues. Residents in King County, Washington, are eligible to submit one poem up to 50 words in length on the theme "Your Body of Water."

Deadline: September 30, 2016
Eligibility: Residents of King County, WA
Information: poetryonbuses.org


King County, WA + Arts Sustained Support

Arts Sustained Support is a two-year funding program for arts organizations and local arts agencies which provides a modest but consistent level of operational funding each year.

Deadline: October 19, 2016, 5:00pm
Eligibility: Organizations and agencies must be based in King County
Information: 4culture.org/apply/artssustained


King County, WA + 4Culture Muralist Roster

4Culture seeks qualifications from artists skilled, experienced, and interested to create large-scale paintings and murals in Seattle and King County, WA.

Deadline: October 24, 2016, 5:00pm
Eligibility: Open to artists residing in California, Oregon or Washington.
Budget: Variable
Information: Email or call Kelly Pajek at 206 263-1606 for more information.

HOW TO APPLY

STEP 1

Download and read the CALL FOR ARTISTS

STEP 2

Apply via Online Application




King County, WA + Creative Justice: 2017 Mentor Artists

In cooperation with King County’s Juvenile Court, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention, 4Culture has developed Creative Justice, an arts-based alternative to incarceration for court-involved youth. We are now seeking three experienced Mentor Artists to facilitate programming in 2017.

Deadline: October 24, 2016, 5:00 PM
Eligibility: Open to professional teaching artists residing in King County, WA
Budget: $18,000
Information: Email or call Heidi Jackson at 206 263-1616 or Brennan Jernigan at 206 263-1587 for more information.

HOW TO APPLY

STEP 1

Download and read the CALL FOR ARTISTS

STEP 2

Apply via Online Application




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. Proposed arts, heritage and preservation projects must offer an event or presentation that is open to the public; and art projects must be created and presented outside of the City of Seattle.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Individuals and organizations who have not received 4Culture funding before. Email or call Melissa Newbill at 206.263.1603
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/open


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  •  funding grants and financial prizes/awards, available for individuals and groups
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  •  professional development residencies, fiscal sponsorship, workshops, employment, internships, volunteer

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Lynnwood, WA + Lynnwood Rec Center Art Gallery: Call for Artists

Lynnwood Arts Commission invites youth artists (under 18) in Washington State to apply to exhibit in the popular Lynnwood Recreation Center Art Gallery. Each exhibit will be about 2 months long during 2017.

Deadline: September 30, 2016
Eligibility: Open to youth visual artists (under 18) in Washington State.
Information: www.lynnwoodwa.gov or contact Fred Wong fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5502.


Lynnwood, WA + Lynnwood City Hall Art Gallery: Call for Artists

Lynnwood Arts Commission invites Washington State artists to apply to exhibit in the beautiful Lynnwood City Hall Art Gallery. Each exhibit will be about 2 months long during 2017.

Deadline: September 30, 2016
Eligibility: Open to visual artists in Washington State.
Information: www.lynnwoodwa.gov or contact Fred Wong fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5502


Issaquah, WA + SE 62nd St Road Improvement

The City of Issaquah invites professional artists or artist teams to submit their qualifications for consideration to design artwork for the SE 62nd Street Road Improvement Project. The selected artist or artist team will work with City staff to ensure a cohesive design between the overall roadway project and accompanying public art.

Deadline: September 30, 2016, 5:00PM
Eligibility: Artist(s) must reside in Washington state.
Budget: $125,000 - $175,000
Information: issaquahwa.gov


Seattle, WA + Pacific Tower North Entry

Pacific Tower seeks an artist to create public artwork for the north entrance of the building. To develop an invitation and selection process for establishing the north entrance art, a team was assembled to guide the process, led by local arts leader Vivian Phillips and visiting artist Tariqa Waters.

Deadline: September 30, 2016
Eligibility: Resident of Seattle/King County
Budget: $35,000
Information: www.callforentry.org


Ashland, OR + Theater Corridor Installation

The City of Ashland, Oregon is issuing a Request for Qualifications for a site specific installation for the length of a concrete paved, exterior corridor. The project will include an all-inclusive award of $110,000. The deadline is October 1, 2016.

Deadline: October 01, 2016
Eligibility: Established professional artists living in the western US, with experience creating, fabricating and installing public art
Budget: $110,000
Information: www.ashland.or.us/theatercorridor


Lake Forest Park, WA + Sketchcrawl: Call for Sketchers, Plein Air Painters, and Artists of All Stripes

Artists, we all love our studios. They're the perfect place to roll up our sleeves and get some work done but, let's face it, they can be a bit lonely too. So, why not spend a day out of your studio making art with other artists, interacting with the community, and trying out some new mediums? The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council will be hosting the 4th Annual Sketchcrawl at the Lake Forest Park Town Center on Sunday, October 2 from 12pm – 2pm, and they want YOU to take pART!
What exactly is a Sketchcrawl? The basic idea is to get artists out of the studio and into the public sphere where you can create while engaging the public. You can come sketch what you see: shoppers in The Gallery at Town Center and the Farmer’s Market, people browsing in the bookstore, friends having a meal in The Commons, and kids making art at the Experimentation Station. Check-in at 11:45am on October 2 at Third Place Commons. Plus, the first 10 sketchers to sign up will receive a free event t-shirt!

Deadline: October 02, 2016, 11:45am
Eligibility: Open to all artists.
Information: www.shorelinearts.net


Seattle, WA + SOIL Galery: Call for Show Proposals

SOIL is currently accepting proposals for shows that will take place June 2017 through May 2018. SOIL exists as an alternative venue in Seattle for artists and curators to exhibit, develop, and advance their work. We are committed to exhibiting art of diverse media and content. Proposals including 3 or more artists are encouraged, but 2-person shows will be considered if the work and concept are very strong. Sorry, but we are not accepting applications for solo shows.

Deadline: October 09, 2016, 11:59pm
Eligibility: Open to two-or-more person exhibits.
Budget: $350 stipend provided
Information: soilart.org


Seattle, WA + Frye Art Museum: Education Programs Coordinator

The Frye Art Museum seeks an Education Programs Coordinator. Essential Functions (partial list): Recruiting and interviewing new Gallery Guides, planning /implementing annual and monthly trainings, etc; Coordinating a school visit program, helping to plan tours and art-making activities that support the core themes of exhibitions and collections; Working with Art Educator to implement and families; Coordinating programming for Educators and Parent Volunteers that supports Common Core and 21st century learning skills; Coordinating programming—such as Mindfulness Meditation and Noise Yoga—for a wide range of audiences; Administrative Support for Senior Deputy Director.
The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free.

Deadline: October 10, 2016
Eligibility: Open to qualified candidates.
Information: fryemuseum.org or email jobs@fryemuseum.org


Tacoma, WA + Design Team Artist & Community Engagement Lead

Metro Parks Tacoma is seeking an artist or artist team to create an art strategy for the new Eastside Community Center, informed by community engagement with young people in the neighborhood.

Deadline: October 11, 2016, 11:59pm
Eligibility: Applicants must live in Washington or Oregon
Budget: $30,000
Information: www.cityoftacoma.org


Vashon Island, WA + Vashon Center for the Arts: Koch Gallery

Vashon Center for the Arts- Koch Gallery invites proposals from Northwest artist for art work for 2017 Koch Gallery monthly exhibitions. Koch Gallery at VCA is seeking works in painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media. photography, pottery/clay, installation glass, wood and fiber.

Deadline: October 15, 2016, 5:00 pm
Eligibility: Open to Northwest artists.
Information: VashonCenterfortheArts.org or email Janice Mallman, Gallery Curator JaniceM@VashonCenterfortheArts.org


Seattle, WA + Macha Monkey: Managing Director (part-time)

Macha Monkey is seeking a Managing Director to oversee, implement and ensure sustainability of the company’s operations, finances and community support. The Managing Director works with a committed Board of Directors to ensure the programmatic and operational integrity, sustainability and excellence of the company. The Managing Director works in partnership with the Artistic Director as peers in the organizational structure. The role will begin as salaried part time with growth potential. Maximum of 20 hours per month.
Founded in 2001, Monkey Productions is a non-profit arts organization showcasing exceptional artists, delivering innovative education programs, and staging new theatrical works which feature strong female characters.

Deadline: October 15, 2016
Eligibility: Open to candidates with nonprofit and arts administration experience.
Budget: $15/hr
Information: machamonkey.org or email machamonkeyplays@gmail.com


Seattle, WA + Arts Corps: Executive Director (full-time)

Now in our sixteenth year, Arts Corps has grown tremendously in recent years. With a budget of $1.8 Million, 14 staff and 34 teaching artists, we now engage 2,400 students in arts learning at 40 school and community sites across King County. This is an exciting time for the organization and the right time for a new leader to step in to build on our strengths to grow our sustainable funding base, push ahead with creative strategies, and find new opportunities for young people and people of color to lead in this work. WHAT WE SEEK: A sense of history and future; A radical vision; A community partner; An organizational leader; A strategic fundraiser and connector; and A grounded authenticity. FUNCTIONS OF THE ED: Provide dynamic, high visibility leadership and direction to Arts Corps, and accept responsibility for the success or failure of the enterprise; Serve as chief spokesperson to the public; and Ensure that Arts Corps has the financial and human resources it needs to achieve its mission.
Founded in 2000, Arts Corps’ mission is to unlock the creative power of youth through arts education and community collaboration. Arts Corps is a multidisciplinary social justice organization in Seattle that provides free arts learning opportunities to young people from kindergarten through high school. We offer arts integrated and culturally relevant learning opportunities in and out the school day with an emphasis on serving low-income youth of color and others facing systemic oppression. Through these programs and local and national leadership, Arts Corps addresses a critical opportunity gap in a region where race is the greatest determining factor in access to arts education.

Deadline: October 15, 2016
Eligibility: Open to qualified candidates.
Budget: $70-$90,000 DOE + benefits
Information: www.artscorps.org or email EDsearch@artscorps.org


Auburn, WA + Two Dimensional Work for City Galleries

The City of Auburn is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional media to exhibit their work at three City of Auburn gallery spaces during 2017. Galleries are within City operated buildings including City Hall, Auburn Senior Center (Cheryl Sallee Gallery) and Community and Event Center. Artists and/or artists groups of diverse mediums are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: October 16, 2016, 5 pm
Information: www.callforentry.org


Seattle, WA + Arts in Parks

The Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Parks and Recreation seek artists/artist teams to work with communities who live, work near, or visit selected parks. The artists will create a site specific temporary artwork or social practice that aligns with the goals of the Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative. The artist will work with community members who live or work near the specific site to develop their concept, and will work to engage members from historically under-represented communities, including communities of color and immigrant/refugee communities.

Deadline: October 19, 2016
Eligibility: Artists living in Washington State who have a documented track record of making art and are interested in creating art in public places
Budget: $4,000
Information: www.seattle.gov/arts


Seattle, WA + Stone Soup Theatre: Education Director

Stone Soup Theatre seeks a new Education Director. Responsibilities include: Interviewing and hiringing of teaching artists and directors for outreach and Youth Conservatory shows; Coordinating all after-school programs; Designing new classes; Planning and delivering training sessions for teaching-artists; Coordinating school performances of Youth Conservatory productions; Managing our Summer program. 2 years contract minimum, 20-30 hours a week.
Qualifications: Have at least three years of teaching experience (across all age-ranges preferred); Have computer skills; Be a good communicator; Have good phone skills; Be organized and self-motivated; Have own transport; Have a degree in Theatre or related field.

Deadline: Open until filled.
Eligibility: Open to qualified candidates.
Budget: Hourly DOE, with annual increases.
Information: maureen@stonesouptheatre.org


Seattle, WA + Seattle Architecture Foundation: Youth Design Instructor (part-time)

SAF is currently looking for Design Instructors for one of our sites during the school year. Programs are typically once a week after school in a one to two hour timeframe. SAF serves students through after-school programs at middle schools throughout Seattle. As a community partner, SAF provides classes to connect students to the built environment through hands-on design and modeling projects. Our teachers work at school sites in collaboration with Out-of-School Time (OST) offices.
Qualifications: 1-2 years of experience working with middle or high school students; Some study, practice or interest related to architecture, design and urbanism; Willingness to submit a background check. Basic Expectations: Lead lessons and activities on-site at SAF partnered schools; Participate in trainings and orientations offered by SAF and our School Partners; Support and delegate to SAF volunteer support in the classroom; Work with the SAF Youth and Family Programs Manager and school partners to meet the needs of students.

Deadline: Open until filled.
Budget: $16/hr
Information: seattlearchitecture.org


Seattle, WA + LANGSTON: Cultivator & Executive Director (full-time)

The governing board of LANGSTON seeks a Cultivator & Executive Director who can lead a newly formed, community-conceived and -designed nonprofit arts organization. The successful applicant will assume the leadership of a historically significant organization noted for its longstanding presence and leadership in Seattle’s cultural community. Individuals with a wide variety of experience are encouraged to apply; however, all are expected to demonstrate proficiency in ensuring multi-generational, multi-disciplinary programming that is responsive to the needs of the community. LANGSTON is a re-envisioned version of a historic and treasured Seattle cultural asset. The term “Cultivator” has been added to the title of Executive Director in order to articulate the role of the new staff leader. That leader must be an individual who engages the local Black community in a way that listens to and seeks to serve its cultural needs. In addition, the Executive Director is charged with reaching out to access new ideas and support from regional and national endeavors and directing them for use by the local community. These two key functions are those of a “Cultivator.”
LANGSTON’s mission is: “To strengthen and advance community through Black arts and culture in service to cultivating Black brilliance.” The Cultivator and Executive Director must welcome the opportunity and demonstrate the ability to honor the accomplishments of the organization while putting into place programs, fundraising, and community-building efforts that will result in a vibrant and compelling future. To help accomplish this vision, the governing Board has secured an annual multi-year stream of $400,000 to ignite this effort. This base funding, plus the agreement to use an existing building maintained by the city of Seattle, make it possible to expand the organization over a period of years while building the capacity to expand and sustain funding. In addition, the organization has no financial debt.

Deadline: October 24, 2016, 5:00pm
Eligibility: Open to qualified candidates.
Budget: $80 - $90,000 DOE + benefits
Information: www.westaf.org or email LANGSTON-search@westaf.org


Shoreline, WA + Gallery at Town Center: 2017 Exhibitions

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is looking for local artists to show in 2017 at The Gallery at Town Center in Lake Forest Park, a not-for-profit gallery. The gallery schedule is set on a yearly basis and consists of 8 six-week, two person exhibits with each artist showing on 9 feet of wall space. The gallery also features a gift shop with artist-made small works and jewelry. Applying for gift items is a different process.
The Gallery is located inside, on the lower level of the Lake Forest Park Town Center at 17171 Bothell Way NE. We encourage you to stop by and view the space.

Deadline: October 31, 2016, 11:59pm
Information: www.shorelinearts.net or email gallery@shorelinearts.net or call 206.588.8332 (Wed or Thurs only 12pm-5pm)


Seattle, WA + Jack Straw: Artist Support Program

Up to eight artists/teams are awarded 20 hours of free recording and production time with an engineer at Jack Straw Cultural Center; an additional 10-12 artists/teams receive matching awards. The Artist Support Program is open to artists of all disciplines whose project proposals include sound as a major component. Such projects might include recording a music CD, producing radio programs, oral histories, audio literature, sound for a gallery installation or public art project, film, music and sound design for dance and theater, digital media work, etc. Completed projects are publicly presented at a Jack Straw artist event.

Deadline: October 31, 2016, 5pm
Eligibility: Open to artists of all disciplines.
Information: jackstraw.org


Seattle, WA + Jack Straw: New Media Gallery Program

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery is a unique venue in Seattle where artists from various disciplines can present works in which sound is an integral or exclusive element. This program enables artists to experiment with audio and to develop new skills and ideas in a supportive setting. Up to four artists/teams are selected to receive up to 20 hours of free studio time with an engineer, which they may use to realize the sound component of their project, with training as needed. Artists’ new work is presented in our gallery in the following year. Gallery exhibitions include an opening reception, artist talk/workshop, podcast/interview posted on our web site, and other events. Additional family engagement programs may be developed with select installations.

Deadline: October 31, 2016, 5pm
Eligibility: Open to projects with sound as an integral or exclusive element.
Information: jackstraw.org


Seattle, WA + Jack Straw: Writers Program

Twelve writers, selected by an invited curator, create new work during the residency to be presented through live readings, recorded interviews, a published anthology, and as podcasts on our web site. Participants also receive professional training in voice and microphone technique, performance and delivery, and interviews.

Deadline: October 31, 2016, 5pm
Eligibility: Open to artists of all disciplines.
Information: jackstraw.org


Seattle, WA + Sound Off! Battle of the Bands

An annual event since 2001, EMP’s Sound Off! supports the all-ages scene by giving artists an opportunity to showcase original music on a large platform, launch their music careers, and connect with peer musicians, industry leaders, and other members of the artistic community invested in supporting their success and growth. Three semifinal rounds of Sound Off! concerts will take place Fridays, February 10, 17, and 24 (Semifinals), culminating in an electrifying finals on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Bands are scored based on song composition and arrangement, creativity and originality, technical ability and musicianship. All categories will be weighted equally.
Now in its 16th year, Sound Off! has paved the way for some amazing bands and artists including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, Dave B, Naked Giants, Kithkin, Schoolyard Heroes, Tomten, Brite Futures, as well as members of Beat Connection, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Cumulus, Oberhofer, La Luz, Kairos and more. From Seattle and Portland to Vancouver and Boise, groups or solo musicians playing all genres of music are encouraged to submit original material for consideration.

Deadline: November 07, 2016
Eligibility: Open to musicians age 21 and under.
Information: www.empmuseum.org


Tacoma, WA + Curator of Education and Community Engagement

The Curator of Education and Community Engagement will be responsible for developing; implementing, managing, and leading a comprehensive educational program which includes the Museum’s world class Hot Shop and Visiting Artist Residency program.

Deadline: on-going
Information: For more information, see the job description or email hr@museumofglass.org


Seattle, WA + ArtLifting

ArtLifting is a social enterprise that helps artists living ​with disability or homelessness earn income by ​connecting them to interested buyers through our national, online platform. We are currently working with artists in 16 communities across the country and are expanding into Seattle. There is no cost for artists to participate in ArtLifting—we take care of any associated costs (including shipping and framing). We have a full-time marketing and sales team that works to sell your work at no additional cost to you.
Applicants must: be over age 18; be eligible to work in the United States; and meet at least one of the following criteria-currently living with a disability, or experience with homelessness. For every item sold, artists earn 55% commission. Reproductions of artists works are priced at $75. Artists can set their own minimum price for originals. ArtLifting is typically able to sell originals between $600 and $3,000.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to artists living with disability or homelessness.
Information: www.artlifting.com


Shoreline, WA + Gallery at Town Center: Call for Small Works

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is looking for local artists to display and sell their handmade small works and gift items at The Gallery at Town Center in Lake Forest Park. The Gallery at Town Center is a not-for-profit gift shop that has artist-made small works and jewelry. We carry a variety of items and mediums – jewelry, sculpture, cards, miniatures, pottery, glass, metal, wood, scarves, purses, etc.
Artists are invited to submit the following via email to gallery@shorelinearts.net: Resume including where you’ve shown your work; Artist statement with website address, if applicable; 5-10 digital images that reflect your work with an image list that includes medium and retail price. All work in the Gallery must be original and for sale. Commission on work sold is 50% with a maximum commission of $80. The Gallery is located inside the lower level of the Lake Forest Park Town Center at 17171 Bothell Way NE. We encourage you to stop by and view the space.

Deadline: on-going
Information: www.shorelinearts.net Email gallery@shorelinearts.net or call (206) 588-8332 (Wed or Thurs only 12pm-5pm)


Seattle, WA + Marketing and PR Internships

The marketing team at ACT is looking for a dynamic, upbeat intern who wants to learn the ropes of the marketing and communications field, with special emphasis on public relations and social media. The intern will work as part of a team but also will be asked to work independently to complete tasks. The marketing intern is responsible for assisting the Marketing, Communication, and Sales Department in implementing ACT’s overall marketing plan to build awareness about ACT within the community, and to increase attendance and ticket sales.

Deadline: on-going
Information: Contact ACTinterns@acttheatre.org


Seattle, WA + Ardor Creative Media: Research Intern/Volunteer (part time)

We are creating several film-related databases for Ardor Creative Media, and are looking for a temporary pt volunteer/intern (up to 25 hours a week) who can work independently and can meet with the Executive Director at least once a week for an hour to review materials. A lot of the work is research. If you are interested please email your letter of intent and/or resume to the email below. Thank you.

Deadline: on-going
Information: www.ardorcreativemedia.com or email amanda@ardorcreativemedia.com


Seattle, WA + Career Incentive Funds Grant

Career Incentive Funds (CIF) support individual visual artists, contemporary art curators, and critical arts writers based in the Seattle area or Portland area who wish to advance their practices and contribute to the field of contemporary art on a national/international level. Approximately $16,000 total will be distributed each application period.

2016 Open Application Periods

Available: 4/3/2016 to 6/5/2016 Due: 11:59pm on 6/5/2016

Available: 8/7/2016 to 10/2/2016 Due: 11:59pm on 10/2/2016

Applicants must be practicing visual artists, independent or institutionally affiliated contemporary art curators, or individuals currently producing critical writing about contemporary visual art. All activities must take place outside of an applicant’s home state of Washington or Oregon.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to practicing visual artists, art curators and critical writers residing in the Seattle and Portland areas.
Information: http://thenewest.org or contact info@thenewest.org


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San Francisco, CA + Traffic Company and Forensic Science Division (2 Opportunities)

The San Francisco Arts Commission seeks an artist(s) to create signature artworks for the new Traffic Company and Forensic Science Division building that will inspire and engage both its users and the public, and will enhance the building’s civic presence and connection to the surrounding neighborhood. There are two artwork opportunities, one in the plaza and one at the concrete wall/entry.

Deadline: September 30, 2016
Eligibility: Professional, practicing artists who reside in the United States
Budget: $350,000 to $775,000 (depending on which opportunity)
Information: www.sfartscommission.org


Honolulu, HI + Art in City Buildings for Thomas Square

The City and County of Honolulu Commission on Culture and the Arts desires to commission an outdoor sculpture of King Kamehameha III for Thomas Square.

Deadline: October 02, 2016
Eligibility: Artists, or artist teams, qualified to work for the City and County of Honolulu
Budget: $250,000
Information: www.honolulu.gov/moca


Taylorsville, UT + Unified State Lab Facility

Utah Arts & Museums Public Art Program seeks qualifications from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site specific artwork(s) for the second phase structure of the Unified State Laboratory facility in Taylorsville, Utah.

Deadline: October 06, 2016
Eligibility: Resident American or legal resident artists / artist teams
Budget: $275,000
Information: heritage.utah.gov


Saint Paul, MN + City List of Qualified Public Artists

The City of Saint Paul Public Art Ordinance Program is seeking to establish a new pre-qualified City List of Qualified Public Artists to be referenced for upcoming City plans and capital projects.

Deadline: October 28, 2016
Eligibility: Open to public artists nationwide
Budget: Variable
Information: www.callforentry.org


WA, OR, ID, MT, AK + Northwest Designer Craftsmen: Call for New Members

Juried membership in the NWDC can open new doors for you; Network with over 100 established and recognized artists; Display your work in regional museums and galleries; Educate the public about the depth and breadth of fine craft. Member applications are being accepted October 1 – 31, 2016. In November, applicants will be evaluated by current members in an on-line jury process. If accepted, members pay annual dues and serve on volunteer committees.

Deadline: October 31, 2016, Midnight
Eligibility: All Fine Crafts Artists are welcome to apply.
Information: www.nwdesignercraftsmen.org


Capitola, CA + Sidewalk Railing Art

On behalf of the City of Capitola, the Capitola Art and Cultural Commission is seeking an artist or artist team to create a Sidewalk Railing Art Project.

Deadline: October 31, 2016
Eligibility: Open to artists working or living along the west coast of the United States in California, Oregon and Washington
Budget: $30,000
Information: www.callforentry.org


Charlotte, NC + Freedom Park Water Channel

The Arts & Science Council is accepting qualifications from professional artists or teams of artists in response to a significant public art opportunity for Mecklenburg County's Freedom Park. The public art will be integrated into the water channel surrounding Freedom Park's iconic bandshell. The selected artist or team of artists will be invited to create an innovative an engaging experience that responds to the body of water as both a site and material, while helping to aerate the pond.

Deadline: November 04, 2016
Eligibility: Professional artists residing in the US who have experience managing, designing and completing public art project commissions over $80,000 within the past five (5) years are eligible
Budget: $145,000
Information: www.artsandscience.org


Lancaster, PA + Water Bureau Admin Building Lobby

The City of Lancaster, PA, seeks to commission an artwork to be permanently installed in the lobby of the new Water Bureau Administration Building. Artists with experience working with re-purposed plumbing materials, aerial suspended sculpture and site-specific installations are encouraged to apply. Artists concerned with one or more of the following themes are encouraged to apply: environmental issues, water conservation, interactive artwork, repurposed materials and artwork with an on-going data component.

Deadline: November 17, 2016
Eligibility: All professional artists
Budget: $50,000
Information: Link to call


Richmond, VA + Virginia Commonwealth University: Visiting Artist Fellows (12 months, full-time)

Virginia Commonwealth University, the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry & Innovation, the Institute for Contemporary Art, the Arts Research Institute at VCUarts, and the Department of African American Studies seek applicants for up to two 12-month visiting fellows in the Racial Equity in Arts and Culture Transdisciplinary Core. The core will foster critical dialogue about and develop mechanisms for advancing racial equity in and through arts and culture. It also will promote creative expression and creative works – and their transformative potential – among historically marginalized populations; build greater awareness and understanding about racial inequity in arts and culture and; develop mechanisms for affirming and supporting diverse artistic practices and cultural traditions in communities.
Each fellow shall be in residence at VCU for one-year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). The fellow is eligible for a $73,000- $85,000 stipend, and a $2,500 research account. For full stipend eligibility, the faculty must reside within five miles of campus. Virginia Commonwealth University is a premier urban, public research university with a diverse student body and both research-intensive and community-engaged designations from the Carnegie Foundation. Located in historic Richmond, Virginia, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students on two campuses.

Deadline: December 01, 2016
Eligibility: Open to visual and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, curators, cultural producers, etc.
Budget: $73 - $85,000
Information: www.vcujobs.com


Sarasota, FL + Embracing Our Differences 2017 Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit

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 14th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate. 42 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. .
The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2017 in Sarasota, FL USA. Since 2004, the exhibits have been viewed by more than 2,200,000 visitors. Final selections will be made by a three-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals and based on artistic excellence and originality in the reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.”

Deadline: January 10, 2017
Eligibility: Open to all.
Budget: $3,000 total in awards.
Information: www.embracingourdifferences.org


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Seattle, Wa + Cine-City: A Community Exposé

Cine-City: A Community Exposé is a film showcase that happens every other month. Submissions are now open for 2016 for participants in the Seattle and Surrounding Areas. Films 10 minutes and under! Submissions are on a first come first serve basis.

Deadline: Ongoing
Eligibility: 21 and over, Films 10 minutes and under
Information: www.ardorcreativemedia.com


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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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 + Preservation Sustained Support

4Culture's Preservation Sustained Support program provides predictable levels of operating funds in two-year cycles. Everyday costs such as rent, salaries, marketing and utilities qualify as eligible expenses under this program.

Deadline: October 19, 2016, 5:00pm
Eligibility: For more information and eligibility requirements, visit the program's webpage.
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/preservationsustained


King County, WA + Heritage Sustained Support

4Culture's Heritage Sustained Support program provides predictable levels of critically-needed general operating funds in two-year cycles. Costs for rent, salaries, services and utilities, incurred in the ongoing delivery of cultural programs, qualify as eligible expenses under this program.

Deadline: October 19, 2016, 5:00pm
Eligibility: For more information and eligibility requirements, visit the program's webpage.
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/heritagesustained


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. Proposed arts, heritage and preservation projects must offer an event or presentation that is open to the public; and art projects must be created and presented outside of the City of Seattle.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Individuals and organizations who have not received 4Culture funding before. Email or call Melissa Newbill at 206.263.1603.
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/open


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Seattle, WA + MOHAI: K-12 and Youth Programs Educator (full-time)

The Museum of History and Industry is seeking a K-12 and Youth Programs Educator. Their primary role is to support the Education Department’s mission in presenting high-quality education programs to a broad audience. The K-12 and Youth Programs Educator is responsible for program delivery, program supply maintenance, and some administrative support of the department. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in History, Education, or related field; Experience and passion for working with youth and diverse communities; Exceptional presentation and public speaking skills; and Enthusiasm for MOHAI’s exhibits, programs, and mission.
MOHAI is treasured locally and respected nationally as a vibrant resource where history inspires us to be our best, individually and collectively. By collecting and preserving artifacts and stories of our diverse history, MOHAI highlights our regional tradition of innovation and imagination. Through compelling exhibits, scholarship, education, public programs, and community engagement, MOHAI bridges the past, present, and future. MOHAI is a place and a community of people with histories of successes and failures that: bind us together; amuse, disturb, and inspire us; inform and guide us; and deepen our connection with our heritage.

Deadline: Open until filled.
Eligibility: Open to qualified candidates.
Information: www.mohai.org or email Human.Resources@mohai.org


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