Artist Opportunity Grants
A new grant opportunity funded by the Arizona Community Foundation
Artist Opportunity Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact an artist’s work and career.

What’s considered a professional opportunity?
An “opportunity” may refer to many things: 
  • an invitation to exhibit at a gallery or museum; 
  • an audition for a major dance company performance; 
  • an invitation to undertake a project, performance, installation, etc;
  • an invitation to present your work in a significant way that will expose your work to new audiences;
  • the finishing/completion of new works, already underway, that will allow you to take advantage of a significant professional opportunity.

Application & Review Timelines
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are due the 15th of every month between February and May 2019. Applications will be reviewed, and applicants notified within two weeks of the due date. Funds are limited; grants will be awarded until all available funds are expended.

Funding Period
Eligible opportunities must take place between January 1 – June 30, 2019.
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).
2020 "Labor" Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute
Santa Fe Art Institute
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Deadline: April 1, 2019
SFAI seeks artworks, creative research, and innovative actions that consider what vitality, prosperity, and sustainability might look like beyond profit; to envision new systems for “making a living” that elevate all of humanity and infuse our world with freedom, compassion, and harmony; and that reflect the profoundly generative acts of labor.
Western Arts Alliance | Travel Assistance Fund
Western Arts Alliance
Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: March 22, 2019
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.
NET/TEN Travel Grants
Network of Ensemble Theaters
Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: April 2, 2019
NET/TEN Travel Grants support activities to initiate new relationships or further develop existing relationships. Activities may include (but are not limited to) observerships, shared rehearsals, planning, training, and/or other exploration with outside partners. Artistic, administrative, and technical/production-based projects are welcome.
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 | WATER Exhibition & Artist-in-Residence
City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: March 22, 2019
The Gallery at TCA is seeking applications from Arizona-based artists to apply for the 2019 juried exhibition and paid artists-in-residence program, WATER. The water theme is open-ended and all media will be considered.

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Eric Fischl Gallery @ Phoenix College
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: March 31, 2019
The Eric Fischl Gallery @ Phoenix College is now accepting exhibition proposals for the 2018/19 academic year.

Call for Art | Veterans and Family Members
Austin Veteran Arts Festival
Location: Austin, TX
Deadline: April 1, 2019
This is a nation-wide call for visual art by Veteran artists and their family members to be on exhibit during the Austin Veteran Arts Festival (AVA Fest) that will run from October 18 – November 17, 2019.

USArtists International Grant
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Location: Nationwide
Deadline: April 3, 2019
USArtists International supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States.

Vibrant Artist Cohort | Performance-Based Artists
City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: May 6, 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.

Call for Artists | Rio Compartido/Shared River Program
Lowe House Project Artist Residency
Location: Tubac, AZ
Deadline: September 2, 2019
Lowe House Project artist residency program is inviting artists working in any media to participate in Rio Compartido/Shared River, an exhibit focusing on the shared cultural and environmental heritage of the bi-national Borderlands Santa Cruz River.

Local Art for Local Projects | Curator Engine
Curator Engine
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: Ongoing
Our team of curators is constantly searching for new opportunities for local art in local projects. With Curator Engine, artists simply upload the art that they currently have and any concepts or past projects.

Exhibit Opportunity | Xico Shipping Container Galleries
Xico Inc.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Rolling
Xico has an innovative show space that brings the crisp, white presentation of a gallery street-side in downtown Phoenix. These Shipping Container galleries open directly to the crowds and offer not 1 but *3* opportunities for unique, immersive experiences.
Native Launchpad 2019 | Call for Submissions
Western Arts Alliance
Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: April 26, 2019
Native Launchpad provides U.S.-based Indigenous artists with tools and resources needed to further their careers and introduce them to the world of arts presenting and management.

Writing Classes from the Piper Writers Studio
Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: June 30, 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.

Dance 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.
Grants for Artists
The Hopper Prize
Location: United States
Deadline: May 21, 2019
The Hopper Prize is now accepting submissions for our Spring 2019 Artist Grants. Artists 18 and over working in any media are encouraged to apply.

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
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.
Mentorship Program for High School Students
The Adroit Journal
Location: Online
Deadline: April 15, 2019
The Adroit Journal, a nationally-recognized literary journal that has been featured in Best Ameerican Poetry, The New York Times, Teen Vogue, and NPR, is currently looking for high school and secondary students to apply.

Call for High School Art | "Celebrate the West"
Western Governors' Association
Location: United States
Deadline: April 28, 2019
The Western Governors' Association is proud to announce its 4th Annual "Celebrate the West" regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state.

Merit Scholarship For Excellence in Art, Dance and Music (Ages 7-17)
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: May 19, 2019
Merit scholarships for exception talent in art, dance and music for Recanati-Kaplan Program for Excellence in the Arts.
Event Specialist | Tempe Center for the Arts
City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: March 21, 2019
Tempe Center for the Arts seeks an Event Specialist to be responsible for the event planning and event execution of approximately 175 events per year.

Exhibition Installer | Tempe Arts & Culture
City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: March 29, 2019
Tempe Arts & Culture seeks a motivated, creative and organized individual for a fast-paced and highly visible program that produces nearly 15 exhibitions every year. Tasks take place at the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts and several satellite...

Enterprise Rose Fellowship Nationwide Opportunities
Enterprise Community Partners
Location: New York City, NY; Wayne, WV; Providence, RI; Mission, SD; Chelsea, MA; Austin, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Salem, MA
Deadline: April 14, 2019
The Enterprise Rose Fellowship partners emerging architectural designers and socially-engaged arts and cultural practitioners with local community development organizations to facilitate an inclusive approach to development.

Program & Community Engagement Director
Rosie's House: A Music Academy for Children
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
Rosie’s House is seeking a passionate Program & Community Engagement Director who thrives in a collaborative and mission-focused environment.

Programs Coordinator
Arizona Humanities
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The Programs Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the planning and implementation of programs statewide for Arizona Humanities (AH).
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