Opportunity Grants
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Apply by February 14, 2019
Opportunity Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists, teaching artists, and arts administrators as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact their professional growth. These grants support and empower arts sector workers at critical stages in their creative lives as they work to advance their career and continue to innovate in their work.
2020 Summer Faculty Residency | Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency
Location: Saugatuck, MI
Deadline: January 30, 2020
Call for Art Educators: The Ox-Bow 2020 Summer Faculty Residency Program is currently accepting applications for two-week (May 31 - August 22, 2020) residencies in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Native American Artist Fellowships
Indian Arts Research Center
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Deadline: January 15, 2020
The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers three artist-in-residence fellowships annually to advance the work of established and emerging Native American artists.
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 | Kirk-Bear Canyon Library Public Art Project
Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: December 18, 2019
The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona and the Friends of the Kirk Bear Canyon Library are seeking an artist, artist(s) or artists team to create public art at the northern corner of the library’s eastern facade.

Call to Artists | The Blues
The Painting Center
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: December 20, 2019
The Painting Center in Chelsea is interested in work in all media (under 36” in any direction) featuring blue and its various shades for this juried exhibition. The exhibition will be highly publicized with a catalogue of artists works.

Call for Artwork | Governor's Arts Awards Program
Arizona Citizens for the Arts
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: December 30, 2019
We are looking for a work of art, created in the last two years, to showcase on the cover of the 39th annual Governor’s Arts Awards program and formal invitations that will act as the official image of the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards.

WomenCinemakers | Biennale for Women Filmmakers and Artists, 2020 Edition
Location: Berlin, Germany
Deadline: February 28, 2020
WomenCinemakers is now accepting submissions from female filmmakers, directors and producers for its 2020 Biennial Edition.

Opportunity to Exhibit at Vault Gallery at Downtown Library
Arizona State University Library Downtown Phoenix Campus Library
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus (DPC) Library is looking for applications from local visual artists (painters, photographers, etc.) interested in exhibiting their work in its Vault Gallery. Lots of space is available.

​Call for 2021 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: June 17, 2020
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2021 season of site-specific artist installations.
Fire Station Public Art | Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission
City of Surprise
Location: Surprise, AZ
Deadline: January 19, 2020
The City of Surprise, in conjunction with the Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission (SACAC) is seeking qualified artists to propose artwork that will be placed at the new Fire Station 304 facility.

Public Art | Special Request for Proposals
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Location: Rochester, NY
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) and the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House (Anthony Museum) jointly present this special request for proposals as part of major women’s rights anniversaries being celebrated next year.
Dance Teacher Professional Development Meet-up
Ballet Arizona
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Every First Saturday of the Month
Ballet Arizona is hosting dance educators for a free monthly professional development group! Meets every First Saturday, sign-ups encouraged online.

National Arts Action Summit | AFTA
Americans for the Arts
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: March 30-31, 2020
Join arts advocates from across the country on March 30-31, 2020 in Washington, D.C., for the National Arts Action Summit!

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 awardee

Bates Dance Festival Training Programs
Bates Dance Festival
Location: Lewiston, ME
Deadline: Ongoing
The Bates Dance Festival offers three distinct training programs. The Young Dancers Workshop (YDW) a rigorous three-week program serves up to 100 pre-professional dancers ages 14-18. The Professional Training Program (PTP) a three-week intensive off
CERF+ Emergency Relief for Craft Artists
Location: Montpelier, VT
Deadline: Ongoing
CERF+ provides assistance to craft artists who have experienced a recent, serious emergency or is dealing with a major setback due to illness, accident, fire, natural disaster, or other type of unexpected event.

Emergency Grants | Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Ongoing
Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

USArtists International Grant Program
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Location: United States
Deadline: September 5, 2019, November 22, 2019 and April 1, 2020
USArtists International is a grant program for performing artists/ensembles in the United States and its territories. The program helps fund U.S. artists to travel abroad and perform at significant cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces
Arts Proficiency Seal | Call for Student Designers
Arizona Department of Education
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: December 20, 2019
ADE's Office of Arts Education is seeking original student designs to feature on the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency. The seal will be affixed to the diplomas of graduating seniors who complete the minimum arts requirements.

Call for Scripts | VSA 2020 Playwright Discovery Program
The Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: January 2, 2020
Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in the U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students, are invited to explore the disability experience through the art of writi

Tombow: Create Your Best Work Art Scholarship
Location: US
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Apply for Tombow's Art Scholarship to receive up to $5,000 toward college costs for Fall 2020. Open to high school seniors, college freshmen, and college sophomores. Must be currently enrolled or accepted and seeking a visual arts degree at a U.S. u
I-Park | 2020 Residency
I-Park Foundation, Inc.
Location: East Haddam, CT
Deadline: January 15, 2020
I-Park is a rural artists-in-residence program offering fully-funded residencies to creatives working in the following disciplines, visual arts, music composition/sound art, creative writing, moving image/new media, architecture/landscape design.

2020 Fellowship Artist Residency Program
Franconia Sculpture Park
Location: Shafer, MN
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minnesota is now accepting applications for the 2020 Fellowship Artist Residency Program.

2020 LeRoy Neiman Foundation Fellowship | Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency
Location: Saugatuck, MI
Deadline: February 20, 2020
Call for Student Artists: Ox-Bow’s Summer Fellowship is a fully funded opportunity for student artists to focus on their work, meet with renowned artists, and grow as members of this unique community.

2020 - 2021 Tour Season | American Music Abroad
American Music Abroad
Location: US
Deadline: January 19, 2020
In cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, American Voices will arrange a series of two-week long, multi-country cultural exchange programs including public concerts, interactive performances with local traditional musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews and performances.
Call for Interns | City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: December 20, 2019
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Internship Program offers hands-on opportunities to learn and participate in the operations of the government arts agency.

Executive Director of Madison Center for the Arts
Madison School District
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: January 5, 2020
The Executive Director provides leadership, holds the vision, develops the programming, and oversees the management of all aspects of the Madison Center for the Arts.

Field Trip Manager | Act One
Act One
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The Field Trip Manager manages the day-to-day logistics for the Act One Field Trip program and is responsible for the ultimate success of the Act One Field Trip program and the SEATS program. This is a full-time position and reports to the Vice Presi

Part Time Teaching Artist | Valley Youth Theatre
Valley Youth Theatre
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) seeks dedicated, experienced teaching artists who are passionate about working with children and teens to join their Education & Outreach team.

Office Manager | Nonprofit Art Center
Tubac Center for the Arts
Location: Tubac, AZ
Deadline: December 23, 2019
Tubac Center of the Arts is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Office Manager. The Office Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the art center. Duties include processing and reporting financial transactions, interfacing with the bookkeeper, and making bank deposits. The Office Manager oversees volunteer scheduling, the membership database, and supervises the part-time Workshop Coordinator. This is a full-time position – 40 hours/week. Salary to be determined based upon experience/qualifications.

Adult Jewelry & Metals Instructor | Mesa Arts Center
Mesa Arts Center
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
Mesa Arts Center is seeking instructor(s) to provide beginning and intermediate courses in jewelry and metals, part of the art studios department. Instructors should have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience in a community center, non-profit studios, private studios or arts education institution. Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree in jewelry, metalsmithing, metal sculpture, or a related field. Master’s preferred but not required. Applicants should be well-equipped to take on classes with beginning students as well as able to proficiently instruct intermediate to advanced students on a variety of topics. Including casting and fabrication. Applicants should have proficient experience working with silver, bronze and copper.
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