Portrait images by  Steven Meckler
Nominations for 2018 Master-Apprentice Artist Award
Southwest Folklife Foundation
Location: Statewide
Nomination Deadline: April 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.

Artists are first nominated by peers within their community, cultural institutions, apprentices, or by self-nomination. Applicants include a wide variety of traditional artists, including but not limited to:

  • Artisans: weavers, basket makers, jewelers, mask makers
  • Occupational folklife practitioners: adobe brickmakers, leather workers, ironworkers
  • Oral tradition practitioners: storytellers, musicians, poets
  • Performing arts practitioners: dancers, traditional garment makers, ritual object makers

Artists are selected by a panel and awarded for their knowledge, dedication, and commitment to passing on living traditions from our region and beyond. Support for the program comes from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts’ State Arts Partnership Grant, the Surdna Foundation, and local donors.
Grants for Fiscal Year 2019 Arts Learning Projects & Partnerships
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for three grant programs that support the development and/or enhancement of opportunities for arts learning throughout the state and across the aging spectrum.
Arts Learning and Collaboration Grants
Deadline: May 3, 2018
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services.
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Deadline: May 3, 2018
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants support partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in a variety of community settings for learners of any age. Community/social service organizations or governmental entities partnered with arts organizations or professional teaching artists are eligible.
Strengthening Schools through Arts Partnerships
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnerships grants (SSTAP) support substantive school/ community partnerships that strengthen teaching and learning in arts education and/or arts integration in Arizona Title I schools.
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 | Arizona del Sur and Norte de Mexico
Tubac Center of the Arts
Location: Tubac, AZ
Deadline: April 6, 2018
Arizona Del Sur and Norte de Mexico--an exhibition of artwork from Latino artists of southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. All genres of art are welcome. The Tubac Center of the Arts is particularly interested in artwork that is innovative and diverse.

Techne | A Juried Exhibition Examining Art and Science
Arthaus Projects
Location: Williamsport, PA
Deadline: April 28, 2018
Arthaus Projects is now accepting entries for Techne, a juried exhibition examining the relationship between art and science as methods of making sense of the world around us.

Call for Entries | Aesthetica Art Prize Now Open for Submissions
Aesthetica Magazine
Location: York, UK
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for artists, both established and emerging, to further their career in the art world and showcase their work to a wider audience.

Antenna | National/International Open Call
Location: New Orleans, LA
Deadline: September 20, 2018
Individual Visual Artists or Collaboratives working in any media are encouraged to apply. Solo show for the 2018 calendar year, honorarium of $1,000 (split if collaborative) paid shipping, paid travel to & from New Orleans for the install and opening.

Call for Work | All Art Arizona
Art Intersection
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Deadline: April 11, 2018 at Midnight MST-AZ
This exhibition, an eight year tradition at Art Intersection, highlights the breadth and diversity of art created by Arizona artists. The range of acceptable artwork encompasses sculpture, glass, photography, painting, ceramics, wood, printmaking, mixed media, artist books, and more.

New Media Film Festival Call for Entries
New Media Film Festival
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: April 25, 2018: Final Deadline.
New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.

Open Call to Artists | Yavapai College
Yavapai College Prescott Art Gallery
Location: Prescott, AZ
Deadline: Submission Reviews between September 2017 to April 2018
Reviewing Submissions between September to April - Prescott, Arizona. The Yavapai College Prescott Art Gallery, located within the Performing Arts Center is accepting proposals for exhibitions. This is an attractive space with high ceilings and 1792 sq/ft of exhibition space with moveable walls and LED track lighting.
Call for Artists | Neighborhood Mural Festival
Tucson Mural Arts Program
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: April 2, 2018
Artists (and groups) of all styles and experience levels are invited to work alongside Tucson Arts Brigade Mural Arts Program (TMAP) and residents of the historic Sugarhill and Jefferson Park Neighborhoods to gather stories and transform them into murals.

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.
Printmaking / Risograph Scholarship Opportunity
treat gallery new york
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: March 31, 2018
treat gallery is pleased to announce a collaboration with Authorized to Work in the US. We are releasing a juried competition that will cover expenses for one artist to participate in a monthly risograph subscription for 6 months (April - September 2).

13Horror.com's Film & Screenplay Contest
Location: US
Deadline: 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 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.
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-based programs.

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.

Call for Proposals | NonfictionNOW Conference
Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: April 15, 2018
The 2018 NonfictioNOW Conference (Nov 1 – 3 in Phoenix, AZ) is accepting panel proposals until Monday, April 15, 2018.
TourWest 2018-2019 Cycle Now Open
Tour West/Western States Arts Foundation
Location: 13-State WESTAF Region
Deadline: April 2, 2018
TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of out-of-state touring performers and literary artists. Funds are available to organizations that sponsor performances within the 13-state WESTAF region.

Bloomberg Launches the 2018 Public Art Challenge for U.S. Cities
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Location: United States
Deadline: April 19, 2018
Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the launch of the 2018 Public Art Challenge. Mayors of U.S. cities with 30,000 residents or more are invited to apply for up to $1million in funding for temporary public art projects that address important civic issues.

Visual Arts Grants | Robert Lehman Foundation
The Robert Lehman Foundation
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: April 1 and September 1
The Robert Lehman Foundation operates exclusively in the field of the visual arts. Grants are made on an individual basis to museums, arts organizations, educational institutions and other cultural organizations with the goal of enhancing the role of the visual arts within American and world culture. Within these broad parameters, the Foundation is open to a wide range of projects from art education programs, museum exhibitions and outreach to art history lectureships and scholarly publications.

Arts Grants | City of Tempe
City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: May 7, 2018 @ 5pm
The City of Tempe is now accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations producing arts-related programming in Tempe. Grant categories include: Community Arts Grant, Arts Festival Grant, and TCA Excellence Grant. Grant amounts are for up to $10,000.

Arizona Humanities Grants and Mini Grants Opportunities
Arizona Humanities
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Mini Grants-Ongoing. Project Grants-Letter of Intent/May 1, 2018. 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.

Music Program Grants | Spread Music Now
Spread Music Now
Location: Redding, CT
Deadline: Ongoing
Spread Music Now welcomes stories from nonprofit music and arts education and youth development organizations, public school systems, higher education institutions, and cultural institutions and venues.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Rolling
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. Grants range in amount from $200 to $2,500.

NEA Grants for Organizations and Individuals
National Endowment for the Arts
Location: Nationwide
Deadline: Varies
Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.
Summer Art and Architecture Camps | Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Varies
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation offers full and half-day camps are offered to students in grades 2-12 throughout the summer.
Voices of the Wilderness | Alaskan Artist-in-Residence Program
US Forest Service, National Park Service & US Fish & Wildlife Service
Location: Varies
Deadline: March 25, 2018 (Deadline Extended)
The outreach for the 2018 Voices of the Wilderness Alaskan artist residency program is now available. We’re pleased to announce that we’re offering eleven different residency opportunities this upcoming summer. This is a unique opportunity for artists to be actively engaged in stewardship projects while spending time in a wilderness setting.

Artist in Residence Opportunities | National Park Service
National Park Service
Location: United States
Deadline: Year Round
There are programs for visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creative media. Programs vary, but residencies are typically 2 to 4 weeks in length and most include lodging. Often artists are invited to participate in park programs by sharing their art with the public.
Volunteer Camp Counselor | Phoenix Theatre
Phoenix Theatre
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: April 14, 2018 by 5PM
We are excited about another fun-filled summer, and we are currently seeking enthusiastic and energetic individuals for Camp Counselor positions. We have limited space for counselors and these positions are very popular, so we encourage you to apply.

Senior Editor | Hayden's Ferry Review
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: March 23, 2018
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is seeking a Senior Editor to manage Hayden’s Ferry Review, a semi-annual international literary journal led by graduate students in the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University.

Program Coordinator Position | Rosie's House
Rosie's House
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Position open until filled.
Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children is a nationally recognized free afterschool music program for students from low-income families seeks a Program Coordinator.

Operations Manager | Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: March 9, 2018
The part-time Operations Manager will be responsible for data entry, accounts payable, payroll, and grant report entry in collaboration with Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, managing the organization’s human resources functions.

Studio Manager | Mesa Arts Center
Mesa Arts Center
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: March 23, 2018
Mesa Arts Center, the largest multidisciplinary arts center in the Southwest U.S., has an opening for an important creative and administrative management position in its Engagement and Education programs.
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