VOLUME 53 | ISSUE 4
A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE
ARIZONA COMMISSION ON THE ARTS
FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Artist Community Check-in
Friday, April 19, 5:30pm
A conversation about strategies for staying connected to community during “social distancing” and imagining new ways to sustain your creative practice and share your craft during the coronavirus pandemic.

A link and instructions for joining the session will be emailed to you upon registration.
Emergency Relief Funds for Traditional Artists & Culture Bearers
Southwest Folklife Alliance
SFA is making $500 emergency relief awards traditional artists & culture bearers in Arizona. They are primarily funding traditional artists and culture bearers between 40 and 65+ years of age, who are living in remote or historically marginalized neighborhoods in Arizona.
Peer-to-Peer Discussion for Young Artists (14-20)
Tuesday, April 21, 4:30 pm
A peer to peer-driven conversation for Young Artists in Arizona to virtually check-in, share challenges and opportunities. This discussion will be led by the Arizona Youth Arts Council. This space is for and by young people. Adults are kindly asked not to participate.
Video Work Samples for Dancemakers
What are Grant Panels Looking For?
Thursday, April 30, 12:00 pm
Join Latinx dancemakers from across the region for the second in a series of free webinars presented by Dance in the Desert 2020. This installment offers a grantmakers perspective on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to dancemaker work samples.
The opportunities featured below are selected from listings submitted for inclusion on our website's Jobs and Arts Opportunities boards by the offering/soliciting organization/company. Questions regarding a particular opportunity should be directed to the organization/company listed with the opportunity. 
EMERGENCY FUNDING
COVID-19 Community Response Fund
The Lewis Prize for Music
Application opens April 20, 2020
Application closes May 8, 2020
The Lewis Prize for Music is establishing a $1 million COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The fund will distribute over 20 grants of $25,000 to $50,000 to responsive and adaptive Creative Youth Development (CYD) music programs. The application will open on Monday, April 20 and close on Friday, May 8 with grants distributed on June 16.

Support for artists affected by COVID-19
Artist Relief
Apply by April 23, 2020
Artist Relief is an emergency, non-restricted fund that will grant $5,000 to individual artists facing financial hardship; serve as an informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Research Partner Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists moving forward. 

Pivot Grant
Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Apply by April 22, 2020
The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is providing the Pivot Grant to fund artistic projects or programming which have been adapted to alternative methods of sharing (i.e. virtual, digital, socially distant) in response to the ongoing health crisis. Granted awards will range from $500 – $1,000 for individual artists or $1,000 – $2,500 for non-profit (501c3) arts organizations.

Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
LISC
Open until further notice
LISC will use the Verizon funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.

Emergency Grants
Dramatist Guild Foundation
Open until further notice
DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.
If you are a writer in need, we can help.

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Apply by April 19, 2020
The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies. The grants are available to visual and media artists and choreographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories.

Emergency Support for Professional Writers
The Authors League Fund
Open until further notice
Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has helped professional authors, journalists, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune.

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Arts Administrators of Color Network
Open until further notice
Arts Administrators of Color Network has set up the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund in support of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists AND administrators (consultants, facilitators, box office staff, seasonal/temporary employees, etc.) who have been financially impacted due to COVID-19. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv4AazvLFVUNAgXoxqBqfZ7jJVkrMroa-CET6Vt6XygR-CaQ/viewform?fbzx=5586095135704013801

FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Open until further notice
In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. For as long as our Board of Directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the Foundation will disburse one-time $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT & AID NETWORKS
Mutual Aid Networks
Across the country, people are organizing online mutual aid groups to stay connected, share ideas, and help those in need. These grassroots, community-driven, all-volunteer networks use social media and other online tools to catalog community need, pool community resources, and connect community members in need with those who can provide assistance.


Do you know of a mutual aid network serving your community? Please share details via the Share a Resource form at https://azarts.gov/news/covid-19/

Community Support Organizations
Aliento offers art & healing workshops for those who have been impacted by deportation, detention, or the threat of family separation. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Aliento has created resource pages for these communities in both English and Spanish.

Each week, Trans Queer Pueblo, hosts a membership meeting focused on topics especially relevant to Arizona’s migrant and LGBT + community. They also offer free online Zumba classes and have Domingo Travisti | Sunday Fundays. More info can be found at https://linktr.ee/transqueerpueblo and on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

NDN Collective’s COVID-19 Response Project is designed to provide immediate relief to frontline organizations, Tribes, and individuals who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities.
CALLS FOR ART
"Bird Houses and Nests” Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
SculptureTucson and Tucson Botanical Gardens
Tucson, AZ
Apply by May 15, 2020
SculptureTucson (ST) and Tucson Botanical Gardens (TBG) are hosting a joint exhibition of outdoor sculpture related to “Bird Houses and Nests.” To be considered for this exhibition, artists are invited to submit digital images of previously completed works. Each chosen artist will receive a $500 honorarium.

Online Short Film Contest
Maine Outdoor Film Festival
National
Entries due by April 25, 2020
Everybody could use a positive distraction right now. That’s why MOFF is putting up $2,500 in cash prizes, for awards in five different short film categories. Let’s show the world what you can do with your old footage. Each category will have both an Audience Award and a Jury Award ($250 each, one film can win both category prizes). This contest is free and open to anyone (not just Mainers).

Call to Artists | Until We Meet Again
Treat Gallery New York
National
Apply by May 9, 2020
Until We Meet Again will be an online exhibition that will open on Monday, May 18th on treat gallery’s website. 100% of application fees will be donated to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Work will be listed on our Artspace profile, website and social media platforms.

Call For Artists
ASU Gammage
Apply by May 8, 2020
ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, AZ, is currently accepting proposals from Arizona visual artists for exhibitions of their work during the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 art season.
Work will be considered in any medium that can be displayed by hanging on walls. Artists must be prepared to hang their own work and remove it when the exhibition is over.
COMPETITIONS
Broadside Competition 2020
Vermont Studio Center
National
Apply by April 30, 2020
Vermont Studio Center is excited to announce our Broadside 2020 competition! We invite both Visual Artists and Writers to submit work for Vermont Studio Center’s first limited print run broadside series. The top 12 broadsides will be selected and featured in a limited edition print run, and will also be featured in a future exhibition located in VSC’s Red Mill building. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2020.

Fiber Arts Competition | From the Land
Flag Wool & Fiber Festival
Apply by May 15, 2020
The call for artists is now open for the Flag Wool & Fiber Festival’s 2020 fiber arts competition, From the Land. For the 2020 Flag Wool & Fiber Festival Fiber Arts Competition, From the Land, we ask you to examine how the land around you influences your fiber arts practice. Whether you are influenced by local fiber or draw artistic vision from your environment, we want to see how the influence of land informs your work.
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