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.
MARCH 2016
Introduction and Approaches to Creative Aging: Prescott
Creative Aging_ Prescott
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Prescott Meals on Wheels
Join the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Prescott Meals on Wheels for a workshop on creativity and aging with Gary Glazner, award winning poet and Founder/Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. This fun, high-energy workshop is packed-full of simple techniques to help imagine high-quality arts programs for older adults, build communication skills and help increase the ability to connect with people living with memory loss.

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ARIZONA
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 Civic Center Campus, which hosts more than 45,000 visitors during its various community events. 

Call for Artists and Vendors | Artwalk on G
Artwalk on G 
Location: Douglas, AZ 
Deadline: April 1, 2016
Artwalk on G is currently seeking artists/vendors to participate in a bi-national event collaboratively hosted by Artwalk on G and Concert Without Borders. Performances, music and artwork will be displayed against the Agua Prieta Border Fence.  

Call for Artists | 8th Annual Curious Camera Competition 
Curious Camera
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: April 10, 2016
Curious Camera is currently seeking photo artists to submit work for their 8th Annual Competition. Works made with pinhole, plastic lens, vintage, instant or an alternative process are welcome. Selected works will take part in a gallery exhibition and first, second and third place awardees will receive a camera, film and trophy.

RFP | platFORM: Student Sculpture Lease Opportunities 
City of Chandler Public Art, City of Surprise,  City of Tempe Public Art  and Scottsdale Public Art 
Location: Chandler, Scottsdale, Surprise, and Tempe, AZ
Deadline: April 15, 2016
PlatFORM (a collaborative public arts initiative) is currently accepting applications from student artists, or artist teams, to install sculptures at various public locations throughout the valley. Both proposals and existing original sculptures will be considered for selection. Six applicants will be awarded between $2,500 and $3,000. 

Call for Entry | Flagstaff Arts Council 
Flagstaff Arts Council
Location: Flagstaff, AZ 
Deadline: April 26, 2016
The Flagstaff Arts Council is currently seeking proposals for exhibitions to be held in both the Jewel Gallery and Main Gallery of the Coconino Center for the Arts, one of the largest professional gallery spaces located in northern Arizona. Artists, curators, organizations, schools and groups are welcome to apply with concepts for group or solo exhibitions.  
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
2016 Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition
Waterloo Arts
Location: Cleveland, OH
Deadline: April 1, 2016
Waterloo Arts invites artists working in all mediums to apply for their 2016 Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhbition. Selected works will be on display in the Waterloo Arts Gallery and work will receive exposure to more than 5,000 people during a community event. More than $1,250 will be given in awards.

Call to Artists | Touched with Fire
Kaviar Forge & Gallery
Location: Louisville, KY
Deadline: April 7, 2016
Kaviar Forge & Gallery is currently seeking submissions of work that showcases an exploration of mental health by means of artistic expression. 

Call to Artists | Subliminal: Hidden Messages
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
Deadline: April 8, 2016
The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is currently seeking submissions from artists across the states who utilize subliminal stimuli as a means of reinforcement for the content of their artwork. Award prices will be selected by Ali Cavanaugh.

Call for Artists | SEXTET 6 Showing 3
Limner Gallery
Location: Hudson, NY
Deadline: April 30, 2016
Limner Gallery is currently seeking work to take part in a group exhibition. Six artists will be selected to exhibit three works. All mediums are welcome. The show will take place from June 23 - July 23, 2016.  

GEOMETRY
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 at the Jadite Gallery in Manhattan. Selected artists will receive $3,000 awards and will be featured in the Geometry 2016 catalog.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Artist in Residencies | Neon Museum
The Neon Museum
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: March 25, 2016
The Neon Museum is currently accepting applications for their National Artist Residency program. Visual and performing artists, or groups of artists, are invited to apply four this month long program that seeks to connect them with the community. Selected artists will hold an exhibition and open house event and receive the museum's AIR support and honorarium. 
 
NYC Artist Residency and Exhibition, Summer 2016
Dacia Gallery
Location: New York, NY
Dates: March 31, 2016
Dacia Gallery invites artists to participate in a 2-week long Artist Residency Program. The residency will consist of plein air painting, drawing and painting from life, guest lecturers, a course on the business of art, and visits to galleries and museums. Upon completion of the program, there will be a group exhibition located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Arts/Industry Residency Program
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Deadline: April 1, 2016
Artists 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 of work in clay, enameled cast iron and brass. Participants are exposed to a variety of knowledge which will enable them to explore concept and form in a way they are not able to in their own studio practice. 

Creative Writing Intensive
Space 55 and Actor's Workhouse
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Dates: April 9, 2016
Hosted by award-winning and critically acclaimed writer/performer Kim Porter, this special all-day writing workshop is designed to unlock intuition, hone skills, deepen relationships to existing material, try out new tools, network with other writers, fill notebooks with promising new material, and learn skills for bypassing the inner nay-sayer. 

Artist Workshop | Jo Toye: Explorations in Abstract Design
Arizona Artists Guild
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Dates: April 9, 2016
Join Arizona Artists Guild as they host their third workshop of the season. Guest artist Jo Toye will share with participants the creative concept of "change one thing" and discuss how the elements of design play a key role in abstract work.

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry
The Frost Place
Location: Franconia, NH
Dates: June 5, 2016
The Frost Place will be hosting their Conference on Poetry between July 10-16, 2016. Join in with other writers as they take part in this intensive poetry camp filled with workshops, lectures, classes and more. Events will take place daily in this encouraging and unique environment.
GRANTS AND FUNDING
Arts Grants
Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
Deadlines for Letters of Inquiry: March 1 and August 1
Application Deadlines: April 15 and 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. 

FY 2016-17 Performing Arts Partnership Program Grants
City of Glendale
Deadline: April 11, 2016
The City of Glendale is seeking applicants for the FY2016-17 Annual Performing Arts Partnership Program. The City of Glendale hopes to bring free performances as well as arts programs to the community through these funding opportunities. 

USArtists International Round III 
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Location: 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. 

Crusade Engagement Grant
Crusade for Art
Deadline: April 19, 2016
Crusade for Art is currently accepting innovative photo applications for their Crusade Engagement Grant. The organization aims to reach new artistic audiences and allow them to engage with photographic artistry in a powerful way, while allowing the artists to create a demand for art.  $10,000 is awarded to the recipient of this grant.

Community Arts Grants Program
Scottsdale Cultural Council
Deadline: April 25, 2016
City of Scottsdale and Scottsdale Cultural Council are currently accepting applications for the Community Arts Grants Program. The program provides art grants for creative projects that help support and give back to the Scottsdale community. 

Tempe Arts Grants
City of Tempe
Deadline: April 26, 2016
The City of Tempe has opened the 2016-2017 arts grant cycle. There are a total of six different grants accepting applications from individual artists, non-profit organizations, schools and students. These grants are intended to further support the Public Art and Cultural Amenities Goals.
JOBS
Volunteer and Community Relations Coordinator  
Children's Museum of Phoenix
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: March 23, 2016
The Children's Museum of Phoenix seeks organized Volunteer and Community Relations Coordinator. Responsibilities include coordinating each aspect of the museum's Volunteer Program, in addition to fundraising events, donor development as providing additional support to the Development Director and Development staff.
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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.

Executive Director | Wilson Center for the Arts
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
Location: Brookfield, WI
Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts seeks an Executive Director. Director will be working with the Board of Directors as a leader, ensuring that the Center for Arts is publicly represented in all matters the organization is affiliated with. Responsibilities include overseeing external affairs and programming, fundraising for capital and operational needs, managing budgets, and etc. 

Director of Marketing and Communications
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Location: Scottsdale, AZ 
Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is currently seeking a Director of Marketing and Communications at Taliesin West. Responsibilities include designing and implementing unique marketing and communication strategies that support the Foundation. 
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ARTIST PROGRAMS
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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