VOLUME 51 | ISSUE 07
A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE
ARIZONA COMMISSION ON THE ARTS
FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) Grants
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)
Deadline: September 6, 2018
The NFA Artist/Ensemble grant program is for U.S. and Puerto Rico-based Latino artists, in all disciplines, working individually or as part of a Latino ensemble, arts collective, or community-based arts group.
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Arts Grants
Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due August 1
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, and produced by organizations outside the nation's cultural centers. Limited funds are also available for publications related to the grantee organization and its programs or collections.
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. 
CALLS FOR ARTISTS
Design a Logo for Casa Grande’s Inaugural “CG Mosaic Festival”
Casa Grande Creative Communities
Location: Arizona
Deadline: July 31, 2018
The AZ Creative Communities team from Casa Grande invites submissions for a logo design, which will be used to promote the “CG Mosaic Festival.” The “CG Mosaic Festival” will reflect the vision of the Casa Grande Creative Communities Team to bring creative and interactive art experiences to the community of Casa Grande.

First Nations Contemporary Biennial
Tubac Center of the Arts
Location: Tubac, AZ
Deadline: August 2, 2018
The Tubac Center of the Arts presents the First Nations Biennial, an exhibition of contemporary art created by First Nations/Native American artists. Artists are urged to enter work which is innovative in concept and approach, whether representational or abstract.

Fall of the Leaf | Autumn Art Show
Kaviar Forge & Gallery
Location: Lousiville, KY
Deadline: August 3, 2018
Kaviar Gallery is currently seeking submissions of Autumn-inspired artworks for the upcoming exhibition, “Fall of the Leaf.” This juried group show is open to all artists working in 2D and 3D media.

6th Annual Oh My Ears (OME) New Music Festival
Oh My Ears (OME)
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: August 15, 2018
Oh My Ears (OME) is now accepting applications for the 6th Annual OME New Music Festival. The festival will take place Jan 31 – Feb 3, 2019 at multiple venues in downtown Phoenix.

Call to Artists | 2nd Annual National Juried Exhibition 2018
Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art
Location: Wausau, WI
Deadline: August 31, 2018
The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art is now accepting entries for its Second Annual National Juried Exhibition. Over $10,000.00 in Cash Awards.

Call for Plays | Bismarck State College Theatre and Humanities North Dakota
Bismarck State College Theatre and Humanities North Dakota
Location: Bismarck, ND
Deadline: September 1, 2018
Bismarck State College Theatre, in collaboration with the Humanities North Dakota, as part of the HumanitiesND year-long “Game Changer Ideas Festival” is pleased to announce a call for brand new ten-minute plays that engage with the question “What Happened to the American Dream?”

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 to Visual and Performance Artists: 2018-2019 Season
Alwun House Foundation
Location: Phoenix AZ
Deadline: Varies
Downtown Phoenix' nationally recognized contemporary arts pioneer, Alwun House, enters its 48th season pushing creative boundaries, showcasing and promoting local, regional visual and performance artists.
CALLS FOR PUBLIC ART
Water Public Art Challenge
The New Arizona Prize
Location:
Deadline: August 16, 2018, at 5:00 PM Pacific
The Water Public Art Challenge is seeking collaborative temporary public art projects that build connectivity between cultures through creative expression.

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.
COMPETITIONS
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.

First Annual Share Our Walls Exhibit
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, Tucson
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: 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.

"Who is my neighbor?" National Juried Exhibition
Trinity Episcopal Church
Location: Sacramento, CA
Deadline: August 6, 2018
Trinity Cathedral Christian Art Festival is now accepting submissions for its 2nd annual juried art exhibition. The theme is "Who is my neighbor?" Total cash prizes: $5,000. First place: $3,000. Second place: $1,500. Honorable Mention: $500.

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.

Alice Award in Publishing | JM Kaplan Fund
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.

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest | Summer 2018
DREAMQUESTONE.COM
Location: Chicago, IL
Deadline: September 15, 2018
The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that’s worth telling everyone!

Call to Artists | Colors of Copper
Business Association of Chase Creek Arizona
Location: Clifton AZ
Deadline: September 17, 2018
You are invited to explore copper’s wide range of colors from deep blue, emerald green, turquoise to a pink luster. Categories for competition include two and three dimensional art.

The Strada Poetry Prize
Strada Company
Location: Tucosn, 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.
CONFERENCES/WEBINARS/WORKSHOPS
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.

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.

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.
GRANTS & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Scholarships to Pilchuck Glass School
Arizona Glass Alliance
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Arizona Glass Alliance will be providing a $2,500 scholarship to the Pilchuck Glass School for the summer or fall program of 2019.

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.

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.

CERF+ Emergency Relief for Craft Artists
CERF+
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.

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.
RESIDENCIES
Residency, Fellowship, Internship | Elsewhere
Elsewhere Museum
Location: Greensboro, NC
Deadline: July 27, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
Elsewhere, a living museum, residency & creative laboratory inside a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC, is now accepting applications and nominations from artists and creatives working across all media, fields and disciplines for residencies, fellowships, internships and university retreats.

Zion National Park's 2019 Artist-in-Residence
National Park Service
Location: Zion National Park
Deadline: July 31, 2018
The application period for Zion National Park's 2019 Artist-in-Residence program is now open! Applications will be accepted until July 31st. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply.

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency Opportunity with Stipend
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Location: Nebraska City, NE
Deadline: September 1, 2018
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers up to 70 juried residencies per year to visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. 

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 Kukamiria.

Artist in Residence Opportunities | National Park Service
National Park Service
Location: United States
Deadline: Year Round
These programs provide artists with unique opportunities to create works of art in varied natural and cultural settings. 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.
JOBS
Operations Manager | Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: July 16, 2018
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA), a dynamic community nonprofit arts organization, is seeking a full time Operations Manager. The position will be in charge of the operations and project management of our exciting new 13,000 sq square foot Maker Space, Collaborative Co-Working Space, and Community Gallery. 

Craftsman/Fabricator
CK Valenti Designs
Location: Chandler, AZ
Deadline: July 31, 2018
We are seeking a creative and experienced Craftsman to add to our team. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, highly skilled in wood fabrication, and experienced with on-site installations.

Wardrobe Supervisor/Stitcher
Childsplay
Location: Tempe/Phoenix AZ
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Childsplay, Arizona’s professional theatre for young audiences has an immediate opening for a Wardrobe Supervisor/Stitcher. Duties will be split between wardrobe during stage productions and costume construction between stage runs.

AmeriCorps VISTA | Childsplay Rural School Engagement Coordinator
Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: No deadline listed
The VISTA member will be focused on developing rural outreach strategies to bring professional theater to more AZ school children and meet the need for arts integration support and tools for teachers in rural communities.

Director of Education | Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The VISTA member will be focused on developing rural outreach strategies to bring professional theater to more AZ school children and meet the need for arts integration support and tools for teachers in rural communities. Member duties will include learning about rural school needs, fostering relationships with teachers in rural communities, and developing the capacity of Childsplay to expand its programs to rural schools.
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