Opportunity for Traditional Artists in Arizona, Nominations for 2018
Master-Apprentice Artist Award
Southwest Folklife Alliance
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 11, 2018
The Southwest Folk Alliance Master-Apprentice Award seeks to support and encourage the preservation and perpetuation of traditional art forms present and thriving in Arizona. With the goal of strengthening the transmission of community-based traditions in the region, it fosters and supports the critical teaching/learning relationship between traditional artists and their apprentices.
Professional Development Grants
Cycle A Deadline: 11:59pm, May 31, 2018*
Professional Development Grants (PDG) are designed to assist Arizona artists, arts administrators, and arts educators with funding support for participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth.
*Professional Development Grants  are offered throughout the year
on a three-deadline cycle:
CYCLE A Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, May 31, 2018.
For projects taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
CYCLE B Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, September 6, 2018.
For projects taking place between November 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
CYCLE C Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, January 31, 2019.
For projects taking place between March 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019.
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. 
Center Forward 2018 International Photography Call for Entry and Exhibition
The Center for Fine Art Photography
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Deadline: May 20, 2018
Accepting photography submissions for the 8th annual Center Forward Exhibition. Center Forward features the best images in contemporary photography and photo-based work. Emerging to established artists are encouraged to submit.

Call to Artists | In This Together
ACLU of Arizona
Location: Statewide
Deadline: May 30, 2018
The ACLU of Arizona is inviting Arizona artists to submit original work that reflects the mission of the ACLU for a statewide traveling exhibition to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the chapter.

Artists Sought for ASU Downtown Vault Gallery
ASU Downtown Phoenix campus Library's Vault Gallery
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: May 31, 2018
The ASU Downtown Phoenix campus Library is now accepting applications for artists to exhibit in our Vault Gallery in 2019. Local artists working in a variety of media (painting, drawing photography, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

The Matador Review seeks Summer 2018 Submissions
The Matador Review
Location: Online
Deadline: May 31, 2018
The Matador Review seeks poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art for the Summer 2018 publication. The call for submissions will end May 31.

Open Call for Designers | Style '18 x MCD
Museum of Craft and Design
Location: San Francisco, CA
Deadline: June 1, 2018
The Museum of Craft and Design is taking applications from designers working in apparel, jewelry, and fashion accessory design for its 'Style '18' event. National and international artists are encouraged to apply.

Call for 2019 Site-Specific Artist Installations
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: June 13, 2018
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2019 season of site-specific artist installations. We're again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project.

Open Call for Artists | London and Beijing, Sunny Art Prize
Sunny Art Centre
Location: London, England
Deadline: June 20, 2018
The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art award is a global platform, giving an opportunity to emerging and established artists to showcase their talents to a wider audience.
SculptFest 2018 Call to Artists
The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center
Location: West Rutland, VT
Deadline: June 22, 2018
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest 2018, September 8 - October 21. The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is Interdependence, guest curated by Alisa Dworsky.

Open Call | Altofest International Contemporary Live Arts Festival, Italy
Location: Naples, Italy
Deadline: July 1, 2018
Altofest International Contemporary Live Arts Festival in Italy, is now accepting applications for Artists. Proposals will be considered only if regarding Live Arts field (theatre, dance, performance, and their cross-disciplinary declinations).

Theatre Fellowship | Yuma Art Center
Yuma Art Center
Location: Yuma, AZ
Deadline: July 13, 2018
Now in its second year, the theatre fellowship program gives a theatre artist an opportunity to develop their directorial practice by directing a full-length performance with technical and administrative support from the Yuma Art Center.

Call for Filmmakers
Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Earlybird Deadline: May 16, 2018/Regular Deadline: June 1, 2018/Late Deadline: June 16, 2018/Extended Deadline: July 1, 2018
Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo is a global competition in animation and exhibition of the worlds most talented artists in the world.

Calling all Local Playwrights, Wannabe Playwrights and New Play Lovers!
Phoenix Playwrights' Collective
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: No deadline
Phoenix Playwrights' Collective has a mission to develop, promote, and produce new plays in the greater Phoenix area. We meet twice a month to workshop and conspire. Playwrights of all levels are welcome!

Call for Exhibition Proposals | Roosevelt Row
Xico, Inc.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Rolling
Call for exhibition proposals to exhibit work in the shipping containers on Roosevelt Row.
Call for Submittals | Sculpture
City of Surprise
Location: Surprise, AZ
Deadline: May 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
The City of Surprise is requesting proposals from Artists for an art piece to sit on the pedestal at the southwest entrance of Surprise City Hall.

Request for Proposals: Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light
Scottsdale Public Art
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Scottsdale Public Art seeks proposals for outdoor, temporary public artworks to be featured in, around and above the Arizona Canal in Scottsdale, Arizona, during Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light 2018. Canal Convergence will be on view for 10 days,

Call for Mural Artists | Kingman Main Street's Art Alley
Kingman Main Street
Location: Kingman AZ
Deadline: July 15th, 2018
Kingman Main Street is inviting visual artists to submit applications with concepts for an outdoor public mural. A successful design for this project should address and creatively reflect Kingman's forward motion, will, future, and optimism.

NexGen Mural-A-Month
NexGen Leadership Council of Yuma
Location: Yuma, AZ
Deadline: Ongoing
The NexGen Arts Committee is seeking muralists to create site-specific works of art throughout Yuma County. Muralists must have prior experience working on large scale public art projects.

Percent for Art Registry
New York Department of Cultural Affairs/NY Culture of the City of New York
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Ongoing
The New York Department of Cultural Affairs, along with NY Culture of the City of New York, are accepting application for the Percent for Art Program Artist Registry.
2018 Flag Wool Fiber Arts Competition
Flag Wool & Fiber Festival
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Deadline: June 2, 2018 by 10am PDT
Flag Wool & Fiber Festival is proud to announce the 2018 Fiber Arts Competition call for entries. Artists working in the fiber mediums of weaving, knitting, crochet, felting, handspinning, needlework, sewing, surface design and basketry.

2018 American Icon Art Competition
Sausalito Art Festival
Location: Sausalito, CA
Deadline: July 31, 2018
The Sausalito Art Festival is now accepting entry to the American Icon Art Competition. Artists can win cash prizes and have their work exhibited the the prestigious Sausalito Art Festival.

The Gateway International Painting Competition
Range Dog Publishing (Gateway To Sedona)
Location: Sedona, AZ
Deadline: Monthly, August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018
The Gateway International Painting Competition (formerly the Sedona Art Prize) is a new international online painting competition, exhibition, and artist promotion opportunity open to all painters using traditional painting media.

First Annual Share Our Walls Exhibit
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, Tucson
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: Entries and jpgs are due August 3, 2018
SAWG is accepting entries to the First Annual Share Our Walls Juried Exhibit at our gallery in Williams Centre in Tucson. Artists at least 18 years old and living in Southern Arizona may enter up to two pieces of work in any media that can hang on a wall.

Aesthetica Art Prize Now Open for Submissions
Aesthetica Magazine
Location: York, UK
Deadline: August 31, 2018
The Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world. The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine.

Alice Award in Publishing
J. M. Kaplan Fund/Furthermore
Location: Hudson, NY
Deadline: September 1
The $25,000 Alice Award is sponsored annually by Furthermore grants in publishing, a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund and awarded to an illustrated book of distinction. The candidates are chosen by the jury from among books previously supported by Furthermore.

The Strada Poetry Prize
Strada Company
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: September 22, 2018
Strada Company presents The Strada Poetry Prize for poets under forty years of age who live or are attending schools, colleges, or universities in Arizona.
Grants Workshop | National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: May 11, 2018
Join Wendy Clark, Director of Museums, Visual Arts and Indemnity at the National Endowment for the Arts to learn best practices for nonprofits applying for grants.

Creating Sustainable Funding From Individual Donors: A Proven Model
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: May 18, 2018
What would it look like to have an ever-increasing stream of major donors who love your mission? Please join us for this free seminar on how to create sustainable funding for your nonprofit organization.

This Is Folklife: Class & Workshop Series
Southwest Folklife Alliance
Location: Tucson/Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: May - July 2018
Our “This Is Folklife” series offers cultural immersion experiences (Up Close), focused explorations of culture in action (Unpacked), and skill-based trainings in folklife and ethnography (How To).

AZ Speaks | Arizona Humanities
Arizona Humanities
Location: Statewide
Deadline: November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018
AZ Speaks is the longest-running and most popular program of Arizona Humanities. The program is a great way for non-profits, libraries, educational institutions, K-12 schools, governmental and tribal entities to enjoy interesting and engaging humanities.

Artist Workshops and Webinars | Creative Capital
Creative Capital
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Ongoing
Developed by artists for artists, Creative Capital’s workshops and webinars provide career, community, and confidence building tools for artists.​ Workshop and webinar leaders are practicing artists and experts, and many are Creative Capital awardees.

Financial Planning Networking for Artists | Curator Engine
Curator Engine
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: Rolling
Want a Creative Livelihood? Craft a Creative Financial Plan. Orientation events are held Every Third Saturday from 10am-Noon on the La Mesita Campus in Mesa. Individual Appointments can be scheduled regardless of Orientation attendance.
$25,000 to $150,000 Grants to Activate Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: May 14, 2018
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting grant applications for Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets now through May 14, 2018.

Grants for Artists juried by Leading Contemporary Curators
The Hopper Prize
Location: Delaware Valley
Deadline: May 15, 2018
The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and exhibition platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call juried by leading curators.

ARRAY Grant | Getty Images & ARRAY Alliance
Getty Images & ARRAY Alliance
Location: Nationwide
Deadline: June 8, 2018
The Getty Images ARRAY Grant, offered in partnership with award-winning director and producer Ava Duvernay’s ARRAY Alliance, will provide financial support and mentorship to artists who capture the visual narrative of underrepresented ethnic communities.

Arizona Humanities Grants and Mini Grants Opportunities
Arizona Humanities
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Mini Grants-Ongoing
Deadline: June 15, 2018
Arizona Humanities supports innovative, community-based projects that use humanities disciplines to connect Arizonans to the cultures, peoples, and histories of the state and beyond. Proposals are welcome from a wide range of nonprofit organizations.

Vibrant City Grant | City of Tempe
City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: 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.

Arts Grants | Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry: August 1 for Deadline: September 15
Funding from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation is currently available to support direct costs for catalogues and other publications accompanying contemporary art exhibitions and projects, especially those supporting emerging and under-recognized artists.
Artist Grants | Pollock-Krasner Foundation
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Ongoing
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both.
Kresge Foundation Arts & Culture Grants
Kresge Foundation
Location: Troy, MI
Deadline: Ongoing
The Kresge Foundation supports established Creative Placemaking practitioners that work in disinvested communities and seek to improve the bedrock conditions of low income people.
Open Call | Enclave Land Art Residency
Location: Penyagolosa’s Natural Park, Vistabella del Maestrat, Castelló (Spain)
Deadline: May 17, 2018
Enclave Land Art OSAL’s Association, promotes the open call for the II Edition of Land Art Artistic Residency’s ‘Enclave’. It will be held in the area close to Penyagolosa Natural Park’s Interpretation Centre.

Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies: Summer & Fall Sessions 2018, Mexico & Peru
Arquetopia Foundation
Location: Puebla, Mexico – Oaxaca, Mexico – Cusco, Peru
Deadline: May 27, 2018
Our unique residency programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, cultural studies professionals, and more.

New International Opportunities in Performing Arts
Location: Retzhof Castle, Austria
Deadline: Summer 2018
International Summer School of Physical Theatre, June 29 - July 6, 2018 and Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab, August 15 - 21, 2018 in Retzhof Castle, Austria.

Canadian Artist Residency | Spark Box Studio
Spark Box Studio
Location: Ontario, Canada
Deadline: Ongoing
Spark Box Studio’s Artist Residency Program provides live/work space to accommodate both emerging and professional printmakers, photographers, painters, illustrators and writers. Artists-in-residence have access to our professional studio and resources.

KHUYANA | PERUVIAN JUNGLE Artist-in-residence
CZ Residency Programs
Location: Iquitos, Peru
Deadline: Ongoing
The residency program Khuyana welcomes visual artists and other disciplines; for the period of one month (up to three months) to develop research and production projects related to the Peruvian Amazon and amazon ancient cultures, Quichua and Kukama Kukami.

Artist in Residence Opportunities | National Park Service
National Park Service
Location: United States
Deadline: Year Round
Whether staying in a remote wilderness cabin at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska or contemplating history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in Iowa or working in a contemporary studio overlooking the stone-lined fields at Weir Farm National Park.
Digital Operations Manager | Arizona Commission on the Arts
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: First review of applications will take place May 3, 2018
The Arizona Commission on the Arts seeks a highly-motivated and industrious Digital Operations Manager. This position oversees the agency’s information technology infrastructure, which supports statewide arts grantmaking, agency fiscal processes, and programmatic and operational efficacy.

Internships | Arizona Commission on the Arts
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: May 11, 2018
The Arizona Commission on the Arts Internship Program provides emerging leaders in the arts with the opportunity to investigate and participate in the operations of a state arts agency. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects, an

Patron Services | Desert Foothills Theater
Foothills Community Foundation - Desert Foothills Theater
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: May 31, 2018
The full-time Patron Services position handles the theater Box Office, Customer Service, and Data Management and Social Media systems for ticketing, volunteer tracking, marketing and donor management.

Executive Director | Xico Inc.
Xico, Inc.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Xico, Inc. is seeking an Executive Director. Working in partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of leadership for Xico including developing and executing strategy, managing and developing staff.

Choral Teaching Artist, Part-Time | Arizona School for the Arts
Arizona School for the Arts
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: June 15, 2018
ASA is seeking an experienced choral teacher. This faculty member will teach choir to middle school and high school students enrolled in the program, approximately 40 students per class, with a total of 2 classes, one content area.
Director of Performing Arts | Scottsdale Arts
Scottsdale Arts / Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
Scottsdale Arts is looking for a visionary team leader with a proven track record of presenting innovative performing arts programming. Our Director of Performing Arts will build upon existing and create new relationships to further our mission.

Curator of Contemporary Art | Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
SMoCA / Scottsdale Arts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
We are looking for a dynamic curator to join our Curatorial team at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), a division of Scottsdale Arts, a leading nonprofit arts organization in the southwest.

Arts Instructor | City of Tempe Arts & Culture Division
City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The City of Tempe Arts & Culture Division is seeking arts instructors to lead youth and adult arts classes at the Edna Vihel Arts Center. Current open positions are in Ceramics, Dance, and Music.

Sound Technician | Green Valley Recreation
Green Valley Recreation, Inc.
Location: Green Valley, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The Sound Technician is responsible for all technical aspects related to sound for concerts, movies, and events as well as assisting staff and members with A/V equipment needs.
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