July 2016
A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
Artist Research and Development Grant
Artist Research and Development Grant  
Application Deadline: 11:59pm, Thursday, August 25, 2016 
Artist Research and Development Grants (ARDG) are designed to support individual artists from all disciplines. The purpose of this grant is to aid in the development of artistic work, support the advancement of artistic research and recognize the contributions individual artists make to Arizona's communities.

Online Information Session
On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at 3:00pm we will present an online information session. This session will include discussion of ARDG application and eligibility requirements, a breakdown of the application components and a live Q&A with Artist Programs Manager Gabriela Muñoz.
Register for Online Information Session 
Kroger Mural Project
Call to Artists for Public Art | Fry's/Kroger Mural Project 
Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, Thursday, July 28th, 2016
The Kroger family of stores is excited to give local artists the opportunity to lend their talents to creating an uplifting experience in their stores. The objective of the mural project is to create a space that encourages community gathering and celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood. This project is one of 65 proposed mural locations in stores across the country and Kroger hopes to continue this project in new stores for many years to come. 

NALAC Intercultural Leadership Institute
NALAC Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) 
Application Deadline: 
September 13th, 2016  
The Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) is a year-long rigorous personal and leadership development program for artists, culture bearers and other arts professionals. Applicationsto the ILI are accepted from established and emerging artists, culture bearers and other arts professionals in various stages of career development.  A group of up to 30 participants will be selected to join the first ILI cohort in 2017-18. 

Call to Artists | Mayor's Gallery 
Tucson Pima Arts Council 
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: July 28, 2016 
The Tucson Pima Arts Council is partnering with Mayor Rothschild for an exhibit at the Mayor's Gallery titled "City Lights: Artwork Inspired by Nightlife in Tucson." Artists working in 2-D media, inspired by our region's unique nocturnal rhythms are invited to apply.

Call to Artists | X-PERIMENTAL Art Night
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: August 7, 2016 
Performance and visual artists are invited to apply to participate in the upcoming Experimental Art Night at Mesa Arts Center. The event is a laboratory evening providing a venue and time for artists of all disciplines to present their work to an informal audience of community members. Submissions for this event are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Public Art Commissions in Oro Valley
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance 
Location: Oro Valley, AZ
Deadline: August 15, 2016 
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance has issued a request for qualifications from artists interested in the commission of a public art project. The total budget for the project is $60,000. Individual artists and groups are encouraged to apply.
$1,000 Working Artist Purchase Award | Call for Submissions
Working Artists Org.
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline: July 31, 2016 
Working Artists Org. is dedicated to discovering, collecting and promoting great art and each month they offer an art purchase award aimed at assisting serious artists keep working. Artists working in all media may apply.

35th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition: Home
Smithstown Township Arts Council
Location: St James, NY
Deadline: August 3, 2016 
Photographers of all processes are invited to submit for the 35th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition hosted by Smithtown Township Arts Council. Submissions must consider the theme "Home," but is open to the artist's interpretation. Exhibition will take place from September 24th - October 23rd, 2016, at the Mills Pond Gallery. $600 in cash awards will be distributed.  

Call for Banner Artwork, Aerial Gallery 
City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Deadline: August 14, 2016 
The city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs is seeking an artist/artist team to provide banner art for the Aerial Gallery exhibit, Red. A $1,000 honorarium will be offered to each selected artist/artist team. The unifying theme of the exhibition is the color red and the original artwork will be printed onto vinyl banners to be displayed for approximately one year, as part of an ongoing juried exhibition project on the First Street Art Trail.
Arts Residency | 360 XOCHI QUETZAL 
Location: Lake Chapala, Mexico
Deadline: August 7, 2016 
360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a free artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. Writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancersand musicians are all welcome to apply for a one-month residency. 
Click here to learn more

Artist in Residence Opportunities 
National Park Service
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Various
Writers, musicians and v isual artists working in multiple creative media are invited to apply to more than 50 residency programs across the county. Programs vary, but residencies are typically 2-4 weeks in length and in most cases include lodging. Artists are invited to participate in park programs to share their art practice with the public.
Professional Development Grant
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: September 8, 2016 
Arizona artists, arts administrators and arts educators are invited to apply to receive funding to support their participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth. 

First Peoples Fund Cultural Capital Grant Program 
First Peoples Fund
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Deadline: September 30, 2016 
Artists who are documented as affiliates of a United States Tribe (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) are invited to apply for a fellowship program designed for culture bearers in tribal communities, to receive financial and technical support to further their important work. Grant recipients have access to a large network of artists on the local and national levels and receive individualized technical assistance and professional development guidance as well as up to $5,000 in working capital funds. 
Accepting Applications from Artists with Financial Need
Pollock Krasner Foundation
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Ongoing
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation invites visual artists who have genuine financial needs to apply for funding through their grant program. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. Grants are intended to assist artists for a year, and award amounts vary depending on the applicant's circumstances. 
Childsplay School Engagement Coordinator
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: July 27, 2016 
Childsplay seeks a proactive, creative individual to join their Education Team. This full time position will manage Childsplay's School Engagement programs and act as the front of house representative at all Field Trip performances. 
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Executive Director
Arts Access
Location: Salk Lake City, UT
Deadline: July 22, 2016 
Art Access seeks an Executive Director to oversee the overall strategic and operational responsibilities for staff, programs, fundraising and effective execution of the organization's mission.
Membership Manager
Desert Botanical Garden
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled 
This position manages all aspects of membership marketing, sales and fulfillment for the Garden, works closely with the Assistant Director of Development on pricing structure, demographics and design of membership recruitment campaigns and develops strategies to build member relations for long-term donor support.

Call for Volunteers | Western Museum Association & Museum Association of Arizona
Desert Botanical Garden
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled 
The Western Museums Association (WMA) in partnership with the Museum Association of Arizona is holding a joint Annual Meeting September 25-28, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix. Volunteers must work for time periods equal to a minimum of four hours. In exchange for work, volunteers will be permitted to attend an equal amount of hours of non-ticketed Annual Meeting events.
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Gabriela Muñoz 
Artist Programs Manager
This monthly online newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts provides Arizona artists with relevant local, national and international opportunities, including announcements of agency programs and services, upcoming artist grant opportunities and application deadlines, and much more.

Job and Arts Opportunities listings on the website are maintained by Arts Commission staff and are not comprehensive. Questions regarding a listed opportunity should be directed to the corresponding contact person identified in the posting. 

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