VOLUME 50 | ISSUE 12
A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE
ARIZONA COMMISSION ON THE ARTS
FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
2018 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Opportunities
The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is an arts service organization that serves the needs of the diverse Latino arts and cultural communities in the United States. NALAC is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of Latino arts. NALAC offers three leadership opportunities for 2018.
Intercultural Leadership Institute
Sept 2018 - May 2019
Location(s): TBD
Application Deadline: 
January 17, 2018
NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute
Spring 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline:
February 1, 2018
NALAC Leadership Institute
July 2018
Location: San Antonio, TX
Application Deadline:
February 15, 2018
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. 
ARTIST CALLS
Call for Artists | Solo Exhibition in NYC
DACIA GALLERY
Location: New York, NY
Deadine: December 21, 2017
Dacia Gallery invites artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a Solo Exhibition at Dacia Gallery in NYC for 2018.

Call to Artists | Art in the Park
Yuma Art Center
Location: Yuma, AZ
Deadine: December 22, 2017
Art in the Park is a fine arts festival inspired by the infamous “Sunday in the Park on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat. This one day event takes place along the meandering Colorado River in Downtown Yuma’s Gateway Park.

Arizona Aqueous XXXII and Earth
Tubac Center of the Arts
Location: Tubac AZ
Deadine: December 26, 2017
The Tubac Center of the Arts announces a call for two exhibitions, Arizona Aqueous XXXII and Earth. One exhibit features works done with water-based media on paper and the other works created from materials of the earth (clay, wood, metal, etc.)

Jewel Gallery | Call for Artists Fall 2017
Flagstaff Arts Council
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Deadine: December 31, 2017
The Flagstaff Arts Council is now accepting applications for art exhibitions in the Jewel Gallery and Hidden Light Gallery of the Coconino Center for the Arts. Anyone with an exhibition concept can apply.

Call to Artist | Tango Performers
Xico, Inc.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadine: January 15, 2018
Xico, Inc seeks Tango artists to perform at their annual Dinner & Art Auction, Xico’s premiere fundraising event, gathering many community and corporate leaders for an evening of fundraising, art auction, and celebration. A stipend will be provided for the artists and the performers names, website, and logo (if applicable) will be included in the event program which will go out to all attendees.

Light Sensitive 2018 Call for Work
Art Intersection
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Deadine: January 16, 2018
Art Intersection presents Light Sensitive, an annual juried exhibition of images created using traditional and alternative photographic processes. Past work has included analog c-prints, platinum/palladium, cyanotype, gelatin silver, gum bichromate, wet plate collodion tintypes and ambrotypes, chemigrams, and other printing processes. 

Call to Artists | Spring Festival of the Arts
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
Location: Oro Valley, AZ
Deadine: January 26, 2018
Held twice annually, this two-day festival features up to 150 artists and exhibitors in all mediums, live strolling performances, food vendors and family arts activities.

Call to Artists | Arizona Biennial 2018 at the Tucson Museum of Art
Tucson Museum of Art
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadine: March 2, 2018
All Arizona artists over 18 years of age working in any media are welcome to submit their work to be considered for the Arizona Biennial 2018, the oldest running state-wide juried exhibition featuring exclusively Arizona artists.

Call for Entries | SONORAN SEASONS
Tohono Chul
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadine: January 16, 2018
The Sonoran Desert, the most biologically diverse desert in North America is unlike anywhere else. Shifts inclimate, light, and rainfall affect everything that lives in this unique place and separates its year into five distinct seasons: Winter, Spring, Fore-Summer, Summer Monsoon, and Fall.

Call for Art | Prescott Art Gallery
Yavapai College Prescott Art Gallery
Location: Prescott, AZ
Deadine: Spring 2018
The Prescott Art Gallery accepts submissions on a continuous basis. Proposals are reviewed by the Art Gallery Committee and may take up to six months to review and dates offered to accepted applicants may be one to two years out. There is no change to submit for consideration and artists are encouraged to submit to both the Prescott Art Gallery and the Verde Art Gallery.
COMPETITIONS
Lab.9 Art Contest
Malamegi - Interior Design Complements
Location: Venice (Italy)
Deadine: January 18, 2018
Lab.9 art contest, is a call for submissions open to all kind of artists. Works allowed in the art competition are: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media and video.

6th Annual Casa Grande Plein Air Painting Competition
City of Casa Grande
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
Deadine: February 24, 2018
The City of Casa Grande Arts & Humanities Commission invites all to participate in their 6th annual plein air painting competition on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

60th Haggin Museum Juried Exhibition
Stockton Art League
Location: Stockton, CA
Deadine: March 16, 2018
The 60th Juried Exhibition at the Haggin Museum sponsored by the Stockton Art League. May 17 – July 15, 2018. Cash awards over $5000. Open to all US artists. No photography or computer art.

Horror Film & Screenplay Contest
13Horror.com
Location: Nationwide
Deadine: April 13, 2018
Submissions open for 13Horror.com's Film & Screenplay Contest 2018!  13Horror.com is back with "the go-to contest" for horror screenwriters and film-makers! The categories for the contest are feature-length screenplays, short screenplays, feature-length movies, and short movies.

The Gateway International Painting Competition
Range Dog Publishing (Gateway To Sedona)
Location: Sedona, AZ
Deadine: Monthly, August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018
The Gateway International Painting Competition (formerly the Sedona Art Prize) is an international online painting competition, exhibition, and artist promotion opportunity. Open to all painters using traditional painting media, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, pastel, or mixed media are invited to compete.
GRANTS & FUNDING
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
Professional Development Grant
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadine: Thursday, Febuary 1, 2018
Professional Development Grants provide funding support for participation in artistic development and skills building activities or opportunities that contribute to professional growth and career development, including

  • Participation in conferences or symposia.
  • Artist or administrator residencies.
  • Training with mentors/master artists


At this time, funding is only available for professional development activities taking place between March 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018 .
Translation Project Grants
National Endowment for the Arts
Location: Nationwide
Deadine: January 11, 2018
Translation Projects enable recipients to translate work from other languages into English. Non-matching grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.

City of Avondale’s Art Sponsorship Program Grants
City of Avondale
Location: Avondale, AZ
Deadine: January 31, 2018
Non-profit agencies and educational organizations are invited to apply for the City of Avondale’s Art Sponsorship Program. Successful applicants could be awarded up to $1,000 for art enrichment programs, special events or community projects that serve the Avondale community.

Funding Opportunity | Centerline Arts & Cultural Initiative
City of Glendale Public Art Program
Location: Downtown Glendale, AZ
Deadine: Rolling deadline, first Mondays through March 2018
The Glendale Public Art Program aims to motivate, increase, and support free cultural events and performances to enrich the quality of life and experiences of all Glendale citizens, while increasing foot traffic in the Centerline District. The Glendale Arts Commission awards support up to $10,000 per applicant for unique visual and temporary interactive arts events, theater, dance, music and interdisciplinary performing arts.

Creative Writing Fellowships: Poetry
National Endowment for the Arts
Location: Nationwide
Deadine: March 7, 2018
Fellowships in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $25,000.

Vibrant City Grant | City of Tempe
City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadine: At least 6 weeks before project start date
Vibrant City Grants are intended to activate Tempe through the inclusion of arts and cultural participation, celebration of diversity, building community connections, and supporting local arts. This grant is available to individual artists, non-profit organizations, and community groups to produce arts-related performances, festivals, and activities that encourage community participation in the arts. 

AZ Humanities Grants and Mini Grants
AZ Humanities
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadine: Ongoing
The goal of Mini Grants is to foster the capacity-building of small organizations with limited funding, and encourage partnerships and collaboration between nonprofits. While larger institutions can still apply for Mini Grants, they must partner with a smaller institution that will lead the program or project.

Membership and Grant Opportunities | Arizona Glass Alliance
Arizona Glass Alliance
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadine: Ongoing
The Arizona Glass Alliance promotes the knowledge, appreciation, and support of studio art made from glass. Our mission is to create opportunities to educate our members and the public about studio art glass and artists. Within defined parameters, we provide financial assistance to institutions and organizations in support of our vision, including membership opportunities and grants.

Emergency Grants
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Location: New York, NY
Deadine: Rolling
Created in 1993, Emergency Grants provide prompt funding for innovative visual and performing artists who (a) have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding and (b) incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Grants range in amount from $200 to $2,500.

Grants for Organizations
National Endowment for the Arts
Location: Nationwide
Deadine: Varies
The NEA funds projects which may consist of one or more specific events or activities. Projects do not have to be new. Excellent existing projects can be just as competitive as new activities. Projects do not need to be big; small projects that can make a difference in their community or field are welcome.
RESIDENCIES
Arts Residency on the Greek Island of Skopelos
The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
Location: Skopelos Island, Greece
Deadine: Application 90 days prior to arrival and preferably before
The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (SkopArt) is an American owned and operated non-profit organization located on the Greek Island of Skopelos. The SkopArt studios are equipped for printmakers, painters, clay artists, video and digital photographers. The residency is for a length from 2-4 weeks upon application and approval from the Board of Directors. 

Artist Residency in Sibiu, Romania 2018
DACIA GALLERY
Location: Sibiu, Romania
Deadine: December 21, 2017
The Sibiu Artist Residency provides an academic program to inspire, refine and redefine the creative direction of artists in a figure and landscape painting intensive four-week program. Including two art exhibitions, one in Sibiu, Romania and one at Dacia Gallery in New York City. 

KHUYANA Artist-in-residence
CZ Residency Programs
Location: Amazon, Peru
Deadine: December 30, 2017
The residency program “Khuyana” welcomes visual artists, architects, photographers, other disciplines; national and international for the period of one month (up to three month) to develop research and production projects related to the Peruvian Amazon, the community of Cuyana – Iquitos and amazon ancient cultures (Quichua and Kukama Kukamiria).

Call for Artists in Residence, Summer 2018
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
Location: West Rutland, VT
Deadine: January 26, 2018
Artist Residencies at the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center offer sculptors opportunities for inspiration and to create new work in the former marble quarry and manufacturing area of Vermont. Residencies are from 1 to 3 months, featuring artists working in a diverse range of materials and techniques.

2018 Artist Fellowships | Franconia Sculpture Park
Franconia Sculpture Park
Location: Schafer, MN
Deadine: February 3, 2018
Artists working in three-dimensions are invited to submit ambitious project proposals for the Open Studio Fellowship Program (open to artists worldwide). Sculpture, site-specific, multi-media, and installation work are considered. Artists are in residence at Franconia during their fellowship. Residencies start as early as April 1, lasting a minimum of 4 weeks and up to 3 months depending on the nature of the project.

2018 Artist Residency at the Anderson Center
Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Location: Red Wing, MN
Deadine: February 15, 2018
The Anderson Center at Tower View is accepting applications for the 2018 Artist Residency. Each resident is provided room, board, and workspace. Visual artists are provided a 15′ x 26′ studio. Other workspaces on site include a gas kiln and electric kilns, a printmaking studio, and an open-air metalsmith facility. Practice space is also available for dancers and choreographers.

Residency Opportunity with Stipend | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Location: Nebraska City, NE
Deadine: March 1, 2018
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers approximately 70 juried residencies per year to visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. The KHN Center accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks. Each resident is provided with comfortable accommodations, ample studio space, and a weekly $100 stipend.

US Japan Creative Artists Program Residencies
Japan US Friendship Commission
Location: Washington, DC
Deadine: February 1 midnight ET
Since 1978, the Japan-US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) have worked with the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan and the International House of Japan (I-House) to organize the United States-Japan Creative Artists’ Program. Each year five leading U.S.-based artists, representing all genres, are selected from the United States and are provided funding to spend three months in Japan.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Exploring New Horizons
TransCultural Exchange
Location: Québec City, Canada - the 2016 Culture City of the Year
Deadine: December 20, 2017 (Early Registration Discount)
TransCultural Exchange produces a biennale International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts exclusively devoted to artists. These conferences bring together hundreds of artists, residency directors, arts teachers, administrators, biennale organizers, cultural attachés, high-level critics, curators and grant makers.

Artist Webinars | Creative Capital
Creative Capital
Location: Online
Deadine: Ongoing
Designed for artists of all disciplines and at all career stages, Creative Capital's webinars are taught by highly trained and experienced workshop leaders, successful artists, and arts professionals who share practical tips and tools, case studies, and personal examples from their own experience. Webinars are 90 minutes, including lecture and Q&A sessions.

Financial Planning Networking for Artists | Curator Engine
Curator Engine
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadine: Rolling
Curator Engine offers a conduit program to connect low-to-mid income creatives to the LISC-supported (free) financial services of A New Leaf’s Financial Opportunity center. These services and resources are primarily directed at the fiscal aspects of ‘holding down the fort’–credit scores, asset-building, stability measures and budgeting for growth.
JOBS
2018 Intern Artist Opportunites | Franconia Sculpture Park
Franconia Sculpture Park
Location: Schafer, MN
Deadine: February 10, 2018
Franconia Sculpture Park invites dedicated, career-bound and emerging artists to apply for the Intern Artist Fellowship Program. Intern Artists are provided room, board, and studio space in exchange for daily support in park & exhibition maintenance; education & outreach programming; and fellowship artist assistance. Intern Artists are in residence 2 to 3 months and are encouraged to create a new sculpture for exhibition at Franconia.

Arts Programming Assistant | Tempe Center for the Arts
City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadine: Open until filled
The Arts Programming Assistant manages the coordination of EDGE Happy Hour and Performance with a View events at Tempe Center for the Arts. This includes booking musical acts, negotiating and completing artist contracts, and coordinating technical needs with other TCA staff.

Public Relations Specialist | Scottsdale Arts
Scottsdale Arts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadine: Open until filled
Scottsdale Arts seeks a full time Public Relations Specialist who will be responsible for developing, writing and implementing public relations initiatives for the organization, and in particular for the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

Technical Coordinator | Phoenix Center for the Arts
Phoenix Center for the Arts
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadine: Open until filled
Phoenix Center for the Arts seeks an experienced theater technician to act as facility liaison for theatrical events, overseeing safety and customer service concerns; maintain stock of lighting and audio gear; run lighting console and sound console as needed; and various other responsibilities related to maintenance of theater space and equipment. 
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