Master-Apprentice Program
Southwest Folklife Alliance
Apply by May 1, 2019
The SFA 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. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Arizona Commission on the Arts, and Surdna Foundation.

The award supports a master artist or tradition bearer who has identified a qualified apprentice (or group of apprentices) to engage in a teaching-learning relationship that includes one-on-one mentorship and hands-on experience in a traditional artistic practice. SFA's highest priority is to support apprentices to learn from master artists within their own cultural traditions. Funds can be used to help cover artist fees, offset costs of raw materials, and support any travel essential to the exchange.

Artists are first nominated by peers within their community, cultural institutions, apprentices, or by self-nomination. Once a nomination has been made, SFA will invite nominees to apply. The nomination selection process is based: mastery of artform and a nominee’s ability to describe how the mastery of this art form has been recognized by the artist’s cultural community and the artist’s ability to share traditional knowledge. 
Banner Image: Photos by Steven Meckler, courtesy Southwest Folklife Alliance.
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Apply by 11:59 pm, May 30, 2019
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school, after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services in one of the following three categories:
Planning, Professional Development, or
Student Learning
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Apply by 11:59 pm, May 30, 2019
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants support partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in community settings for learners of any age in one of the following three categories:Participant Engagement, Planning, or Professional Development
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. 
Call to Artists | Tucson International Airport
Tucson Airport Authority
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: 04/18/2019
The Tucson Airport Authority is seeking artists to create artwork for a couple of opportunities at the Tucson International Airport terminal. The goal for the artwork is to showcase regional art and culture, conveying Tucson's unique presence.
Call to Artists | Need2Nourish
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: 04/22/2019
This exhibit looks at both the need to nourish our bodies and the need to nourish ourselves through artistic expression. Support for Need2Nourish is provided by the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona!

Call to Artists for ASU Emerging Artists 2019
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance / Arizona Business Committee for the Arts
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: 04/26/2019
The Summer 2019 exhibition is devoted to the introduction, discovery, and promotion of ASU Emerging Artists. The exhibition is being held May 13, 2019 – September 5, 2019 at the Phoenix offices of MRA Associates.

Call for Productions Proposals
Space 55 Theatre Ensemble
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: 04/26/2019
Space 55 Theatre Ensemble seeks production proposals for their 2019-2020 season. Preference will be given to plays and devised works by Arizona artists.

Threaded | Call for Entries
MCC Art Gallery at Mesa Community College
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: 05/01/2019
MCC Art Gallery is seeking established artists working in the dynamic and expanding field of textiles and fibers.

Vibrant Artist Cohort | Performance-Based Artists
City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: 05/06/2019
The VAC is for individual artists with a performance-based practice such as theatre, dance, music, and spoken word. Applicants will receive a total of $1500 for participating in professional development and creating an art project in Tempe.

LandEscape Now! Open Call for Artists, 10th Edition 2019
Location: New York City and London, United Kingdom
Deadline: 05/31/2019
We are launching the 10th edition of “LandEscape Now!”, an open art event that will once again introduce nine artists in various fine arts disciplines, with the goal of discovering talented creatives from around the world and supporting them.

Call For Artists | ASU Gammage
ASU Gammage
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: 05/31/2019
Call For Artists. ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, AZ, is currently accepting proposals from Arizona visual artists for exhibitions of their work during the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 art season.

The Matador Review seeks Summer 2019 submissions
The Matador Review
Location: Online
Deadline: 05/31/2019
Alternative arts and literature magazine The Matador Review is seeking Summer 2019 visual art and literature submissions through May 31.

Sunny Art Prize 2019 | Call for Artists
Sunny Art Centre
Location: London, England
Deadline: June 30, 2019
The prize winners will not only enjoy a month-long residency in China, but also the opportunity to exhibit both in our central London gallery and in prestigious galleries in China.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2019
Aesthetica Magazine
Location: York , UK
Deadline: August 31, 2019
The Aesthetica Art Prize invites both emerging and established practitioners to submit their work and further their involvement with the international art world.
Martin Henry Freeman Memorial Sculpture
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
Location: West Rutland, VT
Deadline: 04/19/2019
The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center seeks artists to design a large-scale portrait bust of Martin Henry Freeman, first African American president of an American college. The marble memorial will become part of the Downtown Rutland Sculpture Trail.

Local Light RFQ | Canal Convergence and Scottsdale Public Art
Scottsdale Public Art
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: 05/15/2019
Scottsdale Public Art is seeking new commissions and/or previously completed light-based artworks to be installed in both indoor and outdoor locations at local businesses in Old Town Scottsdale. We are only seeking qualifications at this time.

Call to Artists | Art at Surprise Public Works Operations Facility
City of Surprise
Location: Surprise, AZ
Deadline: 05/16/2019
The City of Surprise is seeking qualified artists to propose artwork that will be placed as a gateway entry monument to the City's Public Works Operations Facility, Wastewater Treatment Facility and the Surprise-Gateway Training Center.
Native Launchpad 2019 | Call for Submissions
Western Arts Alliance
Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: April 26 2019
Western Arts Alliance (WAA) announces a call for Indigenous performing artists to apply for the 2019 AIP Native Launchpad, beginning Monday, February 18, 2019.

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.

Writing Classes from the Piper Writers Studio
Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: Thru June 2019
Beyond our annual creative writing conference, the Piper Writers Studio is the educational arm of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University, offering creative writing classes, workshops, and other educational opportunities.
Funding Opportunity for Performing Arts Projects | City of Glendale
City of Glendale, Arts & Culture
Location: Glendale, AZ
Deadline: 04/18/2019
The City of Glendale, Arts & Culture, is now accepting proposals for its Annual Performing Arts Partnership Program.

Western Arts Alliance | Travel Assistance Fund
Western Arts Alliance
Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: 43749
As a component of WAA’s Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP) program, the Artists Travel Assistance Fund is a travel subsidy award program to assist U.S.-based Indigenous* performing artists with building partnerships and networking with other 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. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.
2019 GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas
CALA Alliance
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: April 18, 2019
GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas is an artist residency and cultural exchange program between the cities of Phoenix, Arizona and Guadalajara, Jalisco organized by CALA Alliance, ASU Art Museum and Programa Anual de Open Studios (PAOS GDL).

International Artist Residency | India
Farm Studio
Location: Rajasthan, India
Deadline: 04/27/2019
FARM Studio was founded to realize the creative potential of exchange, dialogue and collaboration between Indian rural artists and artisans and international contemporary artists.

Artist Residency at Main Street Arts
Main Street Arts
Location: Clifton Springs, NY
Deadline: April 30, 2019
The Main Street Arts residency program is open to emerging and established artists. As a contemporary art gallery in Clifton Springs, we are uniquely situated in Upstate New York.
Phoenix Learning & Education Associate | Arizona Theatre Company
Arizona Theatre Company
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
Arizona’s first professional theatre company, Arizona Theatre Company is the state’s only member of the respected League of Resident Theatres (LORT) – as well as the only LORT theatre nationally that operates in two cities, Tucson and Phoenix.

Marketing and Communications Manager | Arizona Humanities
Arizona Humanities
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The Marketing and Communications Manager is responsible for planning and implementing communications and marketing statewide for Arizona Humanities (AH).

Part-Time Middle School Art Teacher 2019-20 School Year, JOB 1040
Catalina Foothills School District
Location: Tucson AZ
Deadline: 08/31/2019
Part-Time Middle School Art Teacher 2019-20 School Year, JOB 1040

Executive Assistant | Free Arts
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: 05/03/2019
This position supports Free Arts by providing administrative support to the Executive Director, serving as secretary for all board and committee meetings.

Volunteer/HR Liaison
Mesa Arts Center
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: 04/22/2019
The Volunteer/HR Liaison manages volunteer recruitment, communication and recognition under the direction of a Volunteer Task Force made up of mid-manager level representatives of all MAC program areas that are serviced by volunteers. 

Arts Learning Specialist
Mesa Arts Center
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: 04/22/2019
The Arts Learning Specialist is responsible for a variety of administrative tasks related to the Mesa Arts Center’s (MAC) education and engagement programs.
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