The Arts Opportunities newsletter is published by the Arizona Commission on the Arts to provide Arizona artists with relevant local, national and international opportunities. This monthly newsletter includes announcements of Arts Commission artists grants, programs and opportunities, along with a selection of current opportunities listed on the Arts Commission's website.
Teaching Artist Symposium: State of the Teaching Artist Field
Teaching Artist Symposium
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum 
Join us for a half day symposium with Lincoln Center Education to learn more about the current state of the teaching artist field nationally, to discuss the recent Arizona teaching artist survey results, help outline steps to move the field forward locally, and engage in breakout sessions led by Lincoln Center Education teaching artists. 
The Teaching Artist Symposium is presented by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with Lincoln Center Education. Presenting partners include Childsplay, City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, and  Mesa Arts Center .

3 Million Stories Conference
3 Million Stories conference
Registration Deadline: 11:59 pm, Friday, February 12, 2016
From March 3 to 5, 2016, the 3 Million Stories conference will investigate trends and challenges facing artists, arts organizations, and arts and design colleges through interactive design roundtables, dynamic breakout sessions and stimulating presentations by thought leaders working at the intersections of art, education and economy.

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University and the National Endowment for the Arts have presented the Arts Commission with a unique opportunity, allowing us to offer Arizona's arts and culture workers a drastically discounted registration rate for the 3 Million Stories conference. 
Today only you can register for this landmark conference for the special rate of $75 - an 80% discount from the standard rate! 

In addition, conference registrants will also receive VIP seating to hear Spike Lee live, in person, at Why We Need Spike Lee and All Visionary Artists, presented by ASU Film Spark with support from ASU Gammage and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. (Those who wish to attend this event without registering for the 3 Million Stories conference can reserve a free non-VIP seat at
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Call to Artists | Park Place Chalk Art Festival
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance 
Location: Tucson 
Deadline: February 28, 2016 
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance seeks artists for its 5th annual Park Place Chalk Art Festival. Local establised artists, amateur artists, students, children and attendees will all particpate in the festival to transform Park Place sidewalks into colorful works of art. Honorariums of $400 will be paid to selected artists. 

Call to Arizona Artists | Downtown Tucson Mural Project 
City of Tucson 
Location: Tucson 
Deadline: March 6, 2016 
The City of Tucson is currently accepting proposals from artists interested in creating murals that reflect diversity in style and culture. The program seeks artists from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply and offer their ideas and designs. Information meeting on February 16, 6-7 pm, at the Pima County Public Library, 101 N Stone Ave. 

Art at the Center | 13th Annual Call to Artists 
Town of Prescott Valley 
Location: Town of Prescott Valley 
Deadline: March 30, 2016 
The Town of Prescott Valley Arts & Culture Commission seeks artists to participate in the 13th annual outdoor public art project "Art at the Center." Work is displayed throughout the CivicCenter Campus, which hosts more than 45,000 visitors during its various community events. 
Public Art Call | Latino Heritage Mural 
Port of Kennewick
Location: Kennewick, WA
Deadline: February 5, 2016
The Port of Kennewick is seeking an artist or team of artists to create mural artwork to be installed along the Columbia River. The mural will celebrate the heritage of the local Latino community and its many contributions to the region's thriving wine and agricultural industry. 

Open Call for Entry | Small Space Fest
The Weft in the Weave Collective
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Deadline: March 6, 2016
Small Space Fest is accepting submissions of fully immersive, site-specific works. The culminating event will be a full building takeover of Emergency Arts in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. Selected artists will install their work and transform the historic building, creating a collaborative experience, blurring the boundaries between art forms.
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2016 Roster & Exhibitions Opportunity
Dab Art
Location: Ventura, CA
Deadline: March 15, 2016
Dab Art is seeking artists working in all mediums and genres to join their roster. Selected artists will be eligible for solo exhibitions, will receive representation at various art fairs, marketing and promotional assistance in selected publications.

New York Center for Photographic Art
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: May 8, 2016
The New York Center for Photographic Arts invites photographers to submit images for a juried exhibition that will take place on October 4-15, 2016 at the Jadite Gallery in Manhattan. Winners will receive $3,000 in cash awards and will be featured in the Geometry 2016 catalog.
Introduction and Approaches to Creative Aging
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Location: Tucson, AZ
Date: February 20, 2016
Join us in Tucson for this experiential workshop to learn more about Creative Aging and how arts engagement benefits older adults. Guest artists, Maria Genné and Jane Tygesson will share some of the latest research in Creative Aging and lead an interactive exploration of the different approaches used across the continuum of care. The workshop will also introduce possibilities for participatory art making in dance, music, visual arts, poetry and story, and participants will leave with concrete tools and ideas to use in their own programs and work.

2016 Ethnographic Fieldschool
Southwest Folklife Alliance
Location: Ajo, AZ
Deadline: February 26, 2016
Southwest Folklife Alliance Ethnographic Fieldschool offers training on the basic skills of cultural analysis and documentation. Each fieldschool is specially geared for non-academic adult learners and adult professionals interested in cultural documentation and enhancing "sense of place." The upcoming fieldschool program will be conducted in Ajo, the Tohono O'odham reservation as well as Sonoyta and Puerto Peñasco, Mexico.

2016 NALAC Leadership Institute
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
Deadline: February 25, 2016
The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture invites artists, administrators and cultural practitioners to participate in a week-long rigorous program in arts management and leadership development. The program delivers innovative and practical strategies that lead to successful business practices in the arts. Participants join a national network of arts and culture leaders in various stages of career development. 

KeyHolder Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop
Lower East Side Printshop
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: March 1, 2016
The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; print-making skills are not required but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. 
Woodstock A-I-R Program
The Center for Photography at Woodstock
Location: Woodstock, NY
Deadline: February 29, 2016
Artists of color working in the photographic arts are invited to apply for this residency intended to encourage participants to pursue creative risk-taking. The program provides accommodations, workspace facilities, critical and technical support, stipend for food and travel, honorarium, exhibition and related opportunities. 

Arts/Industry Residency Program
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Deadline: April 1, 2016
Artists are working in any discipline are invited to apply for a residency working in the Kohler Co. Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop to develop a variety ofwork in clay, enameled cast iron, and brass. 
Phoenix Center for the Arts
Dates: 6 months prior to start of residency
Emerging performance and installation artists are encouraged to apply for this unique residency, a program which focuses on the process and facilitation of idea development and iteration. 
Contemporary Forum Artists Grants Awards 2016
Phoenix Art Museum  
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Contemporary Forum of Phoenix Art Museum is accepting applications from emerging Arizona artists for its annual grant awards. The selection committee will award up to seven grants of $1500. The grant is intended to provide recognition and financial support for emerging professional artists focused on establishing their career.
Arts Grants
Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry: March 1, August 1 - Application: April 15, September 15
The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of contemporary visual art, primarily through the support of catalogues and other publications that document exhibitions of work by emerging or under-recognized artists. Of particular interest are projects that bring together artists and the community and artists from remote populations. 
National Creative Placemaking Fund
Artplace America
Deadline: March 2, 2016
ArtPlace looks to fund projects that work with artists and arts organizations to help build stronger, healthier communities throughout the United States. Projects that address challenges related to agriculture/food, economic development, education/youth, environment/energy, health, housing, immigration, public safety, transportation, or workforce development are encouraged to apply.

Building Bridges: Arts, Culture and Identity 
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: March 3, 2016 
APAP looks to award up to 8 presenting organizations with 29-month project grants of up to $170,000 each. Grantees are expected to plan and maximize resources collaboratively with campus-wide and external community partners to engage targeted populations - with primary focus on young people born after 1980 (the "millennial" population.)

2016 National Artist Fellowship 
Native Arts and Culture Foundation
Location: Vancouver, WA
Deadline: March 21, 2016 
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is accepting entries for the annual NACF National Artist Fellowship in any of the following categories: Traditional Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Literature and Artistic Innovation. This Fellowship is dedicated to supporting American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists with an award of $20,000. 
USArtists International Round III 
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Baltimore, MD
Deadline: April 15, 2016 
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is now accepting applications for Round III of USArtists International. The program supports performances by American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. 
Education Programs Manager  
Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: February 26, 2016 
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra seeks an Education Programs Manager to support the work of the VP of Artistic Engagement and Education.  The candidate is expected to be a team player who combines a passion for symphonic music and education with superb planning, organization, communication, and interpersonal skills. 
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Exhibits Director  
Durango Arts Center
Location: Durango, CO
Deadline: March 14, 2016
The Durango Arts Center seeks a dynamic arts practitioner to fulfill the role of Exhibits Director to commence late spring 2016. The position is responsible for the curatorial policy and daily operations of DAC's Barbara Conrad Gallery, the lobby exhibition space and special community installation projects.
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Executive Director
Montana Arts Council
Location: Helena, MT
Deadline: May 9, 2016
The Montana Arts Council seeks to hire an Executive Director who is to be responsible for the direction, management and implementation of all agency operations, programs and services developed through strategic planning processes and council initiative.
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Gabriela Muñoz
Artist Programs Manager 

417 West Roosevelt Street 
Phoenix AZ 85003-1326  
tel: (602) 771-6501
fax: (602) 256-0282

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