Opportunity Grants for Artists, Teaching Artists, and Arts Administrators
Apply by February 14, 2020
Introducing Opportunity Grants! 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.

With three unique application tracks, the Opportunity Grant is designed to meet the unique professional development needs and goals of artists, teaching artists, and arts administrators.
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For Artists
For Teaching Artists
For Arts Administrators
Emergency Grants
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding or who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.
Call to Artists for Public Sculpture
Coconino County Parks & Recreation
Apply by February 21, 2020
Coconino County Parks & Recreation is seeking proposals from Arizona artists or teams for large-scale, three-dimensional sculptures for use in a public exhibition at Sawmill Multicultural and Nature County Park.
Photos: (left) Diana Oh, performance still from Emergency Grants-supported The Infinite Love Party, at the Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn, 2019. (right) Community mural project supported by Sawmill Multicultural Art & Nature County Park
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. 
Pima Community College Sculpture-on-Campus Call to Artists 2020
Pima Community College
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: January 23, 2020
Pima Community College's Sculpture on Campus Call to Artists is now open, inviting artists to participate in the College’s Sculpture On Campus exhibition.

Call to Artists | Gallery Exhibits
The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center
Location: West Rutland, VT
Deadline: January 24, 2020
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is accepting applications for one and/or two person exhibits for the 2020 season.

Calls to Artists | "The Sick"
Seventh Child
Location: Online
Deadline: February 15, 2020
New art/literary publication, Seventh Child, is seeking submissions for its first open call, to result in a print publication dissecting "the sick." Artists working in any media are encouraged to submit.

30th International Sculpture Conference | Call for Panels
International Sculpture Conference
Location: Detroit, MI
Deadline: February 21, 2020
The International Sculpture Center (ISC), is seeking panel proposals for the 30th International Sculpture Conference in Detroit, MI this September 30-October 3, 2020. We encourage artists, students, educators, and museum staff to apply!

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.

Aesthetica Art Prize
Aesthetica Art Prize
Location: Online
Deadline: August 31, 2020
Calling all Artists: Entries are open for the @AestheticaMag Art Prize. Enter your work onto the world’s stage and win £5000, a 12-week group exhibition and publication. Categories include #painting #sculpture #photography #installation #video.

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.
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.

Call to Artists for Public Sculpture
Coconino County Parks & Recreation
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Deadline: February 21, 2020
Coconino County Parks & Recreation is seeking proposals from Arizona artists or teams for large-scale, three-dimensional sculptures for use in a public exhibition at Sawmill Multicultural and Nature County Park.

RFQ-Mural Artist | West Valley Arts Council
West Valley Arts Council
Location: Buckeye, AZ
Deadline: January 14, 2020
The West Valley Arts Council, in partnership Fry’s Food Stores, a division of the Kroger Company, will commission a professional artist to create an indoor mural for a new Fry’s Food and Drug grocery store located in Buckeye.

Scottsdale Public Art | Drinkwater Gateway
Scottsdale Public Art
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Scottsdale Public Art is accepting qualifications from artists for a public art opportunity at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall in the underpass on Drinkwater Boulevard, located between 1st Avenue and 2nd Street.
Apply Now: Community Investment Grants and Festival Grants
Apply by March 12, 2020
The application period for Fiscal Year 2021 Community Investment Grants and Festival Grants is now open!

Community Investment Grants (CIG) provide unrestricted general operating support to nonprofit arts organizations of all sizes, local arts agencies, and tribal cultural organizations whose primary mission is to produce, present, teach, or serve the arts.

Festival Grants support organizations in their efforts to provide quality arts programming through festival activities and are awarded to assist with the costs of connecting artists (or their artistic work) with communities.
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
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.
2020 Summer MFA 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 MFA Students: The Ox-Bow 2020 Summer Faculty Residency Program is currently accepting applications for three-week (May 31 - August 22, 2020) residencies in Saugatuck, Michigan.

The Neon Museum Artist Residency 2020
The Neon Museum
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Deadline: February 7, 2020 5:00pm PST
An artist working in the fields of performance or visual arts will be chosen to create a project inspired by the Neon Museum collection. Public programming includes an educational workshop component or similar engagement project.

2020 VOICES OF THE WILDERNESS | Alaskan Artist-in-Residence Program
US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and National Park Service
Location: US
Deadline: March 1, 2020
We’re pleased to announce that the Voices of the Wilderness Alaskan artist residency program will be offering twelve unique opportunities sponsored by the US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and National Park Service in the summer of 2020.

Keyholder Printmaking Studio Residency in NYC
Lower East Side Printshop
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Lower East Side Printshop, NY, offers emerging artists FREE year-long, self-directory residencies to develop new work and foster their artistic careers in our community printmaking studio.

Tough Art Residency | Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Deadline: March 8, 2020
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh announces a request for proposals for its annual Tough Art Residency Program. The residency invites artists to work in the museum to develop and create artworks that will be exhibited fall/winter 2020.
Call for Work — Emerge 2020
Art Intersection
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Deadline: January 21, 2020
Students enrolled in any Arizona high school (including home-schooled students), community college, university are invited to submit their photography to our annual student exhibition!

California State Summer School for the Arts
California State Summer School for the Arts
Location: Valencia, CA
Deadline: February 12, 2020
The California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) is a rigorous pre-professional training program in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, animation, and film for talented artists of high school age.

TheatreWorks' AdaptiveWorks Program
Location: Peoria, AZ
Deadline: February 27, 2020
Everyone is a star in AdaptiveWorks! The AdaptiveWorks program provides genuine theatrical experiences to people with both mental and physical disabilities for ages 12 and up.

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.
Executive Assistant | Phoenix Indian Center, Inc.
Phoenix Indian Center
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
Provides executive support in a one-on-one relationship and serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external communication on all matters pertaining to the CEO.

Development Events Manager | Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Art Museum
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
Phoenix Art Museum is looking for a Development Events Manager to manage, develop, and implement all aspects of the Museum's annual fundraising events.

Theater and Facilities Coordinator
Central Arts Alliance
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: January 12, 2020
Theater and Facilities Coordinator oversees the general repair and beautification of the facilities as well as theater operations. Strong knowledge of theater standard practices as well as a familiarity with power and hand tools are key to success in this position.

Program Officer | Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The Program Officer is a member of Piper Trust's program/grantmaking team and works closely with program staff and across all Trust teams including, grants management, finance, strategic learning, and communications.

Community Outreach Coordinator | Phoenix Indian Center, Inc
Phoenix Indian Center, Inc
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
Phoenix Indian Center, Inc seeks a full time Community Outreach Coordinator.
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