VOLUME 51 | ISSUE 02
A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE
ARIZONA COMMISSION ON THE ARTS
FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Projecting All Voices Fellowship
ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts 
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: February 28, 2018
The Projecting All Voices post-graduate fellows are artists from diverse communities. Through the program the fellows inform conversations about how educational and cultural institutions must change to prepare, support and advance the creative voices of a changing America through an equitable lens and framework of practice. They also work with communities underrepresented in those institutions as it relates to their own interest and creative work.
GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas
CALA Allinance, ASU Art Museum and PAOS GDL
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco
Deadline: March 12, 2018
organized by CALA Alliance, ASU Art Museum, and Programa Anual de Open Studios, GDL>>PHX Residencias Artísticas offers fully sponsored residencies to artists from Guadalajara to travel and work in Phoenix, Arizona and to Latinx artists from Phoenix to travel and work in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Emerging to mid-career Phoenix Latinx artists are invited to apply for a 6-week residency in Guadalajara for June-July 2018, all expenses covered.
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
LACDA 2018 International Juried Competition
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: February 19, 2018
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art juried competition for digital art and photography.

2018 International Portrait Competition
The Portrait Society of America
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Deadline: February 22, 2018
You are invited to enter the 20th Annual International Portrait Competition, showcasing the finest in portraiture and figurative art today. The International Portrait Competition is open to all artists, members and non-members.

WomenCinemakers 2018 | Biennale for women filmmakers and artists
WomenCinemakers
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: February 28, 2018
WomenCinemakers is now accepting submissions from female filmmakers, directors and producers for its biennial edition. WomenCinemakers opens up a new space for women directors to share their powerful films and ideas, encouraging mutual exchange.

A Call to Artists and Writers for Spring 2018 Blue Guitar Magazine
Arizona Consortium for the Arts
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: March 3, 2018
The Blue Guitar magazine seeks literary submissions in all genres and art submissions in all mediums for the Spring 2018 Edition from Feb. 1 through March 3.

Call for Entries | Arizona Otherworldly
Tohono Chul
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: March 4, 2018
Arizona artists are asked to contribute works that represent, relay, conjure, and evoke the otherworldly sense of wonder and the extra-terrestrial vibe this magnificent state possesses: in its sky, in its creatures, in its earth, in its history, and in its artists. The possibilities are endless.

2018 Western Alliance Conference Juried Showcase Applications
Western Arts Alliance
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Deadline: March 15, 2018 @5pm PST
Part of the official conference program, Juried Showcases highlight artists from various disciplines who have been selected from a competitive pool of applicants by a committee of WAA members. Juried Showcasing will take place Tuesday, August 28 at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

Call to Artists | 2018 Gallery Exhibits
The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center
Location: West Rutland, VT
Deadline: March 19, 2018
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is accepting applications for one and/or two person exhibits at the on-site gallery for the 2018 season. Shows are 1-2 months in duration.

Arizona Artists Guild Statewide Exhibition
Arizona Artists Guild
Location: Surprise, AZ
Deadline: March 30, 2018
Arizona Artists Guild is currently accepting applications for it 7th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts. This exhibit is open to all residents of Arizona. Membership in AAG is not required for this exhibition.

Artists Sought for ASU Downtown Vault Gallery
ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus Library's Vault Gallery
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: August 31, 2018
The ASU Downtown Phoenix campus Library is now accepting applications for artists to exhibit in our Vault Gallery in 2019. Local artists working in a variety of media (painting, drawing photography, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

Open Call to Artists
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.
CALLS FOR PUBLIC ART
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
13Horror.com's Film & Screenplay Contest
13Horror
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.

Alice Award in Publishing
J. M. Kaplan Fund/Furthermore
Location: Hudson, NY
Deadline: March 1, 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.

Jackson's Open Painting Prize
Jackson's Art Supplies
Location: International
Deadline: March 16, 2018, Midnight
The Jackson’s Open Painting Prize exists to recognise and appreciate original, 2-dimensional fine art works in any painting, print-making or drawing media. Now in its 3rd year, this prestigious annual competition offers £10,000 in prizes.
CONFERENCES/WEBINARS/WORKSHOPS
NALAC Leadership Institute
NALAC
Location: San Antonio, TX
Deadline: February 15, 2018
The NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) brings emerging and established artists and arts administrators from across the nation for intensive training in nonprofit arts management and leadership development.

The Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
ASU Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: February 22-24, 2018
With more than 50 sessions from over 25 faculty members in multiple genres and fields, our goal is to provide writers with opportunities to make personal and professional connections, advance their craft, and deepen their engagement with the literary field.

Nonprofit Board Boot Camp
American Nonprofit Academy
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: February 24, 2018
The Nonprofit Board Boot Camp is a half day training that educates, prepares and inspires Board members of nonprofits to achieve mission success.

Convention Scholarships
Americans for the Arts
Location: Denver, CO
Deadline: March 2, 2018, 11:59pm EST
We are pleased to announce the following scholarship opportunities for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention.

Art21 Educators Program
Art21
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: March 19, 2018
The Art21 Educators program encourages teachers to consider new ways that contemporary art can support teaching and learning both in the arts and when the arts are brought into the classroom to enrich and deepen learning in other disciplines.

AZ Speaks
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 activities.

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 for dancers ages 14-18, the Professional Training Program (PTP) a three-week intensive in a wide array of dance disciplines for dancers ages 18 and up, and the Youth Arts Program arts day camp that serves local children ages 7-16 with dance, music, theater and visual arts training.

Travel Workshops
World Tours Studio
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline: Ongoing
Artists and writers have been booking workshops with World Tours Studio to ease the workload. They provide dates and destinations and we do the rest, putting together a package that then the artists can offer to their students.
GRANTS & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Creative Writing Fellowships
National Endowment for the Arts
Location: United States
Deadline: March 7, 2018
The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.

Vibrant City Grant
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.

Arts Grants
Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry: Mar 1, Aug 1 for Deadlines: Apr 15, Sept 15
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.

Arts Grants
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.

Music Program Grants
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. Fund does not accept unsolicited applications.

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.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH
Call for High School Students
Women Leading the Way
Location: United States
Deadline: March 8, 2018
Women Leading the Way, a national research, art and storytelling project that challenges high school students to explore the fundamental human right to vote by connecting their family history to the Suffrage Movement — and by reflecting on their experiences.

2018 Young Vocalists Online Competition
Vocal Arts Management
Location: United States
Deadline: April 1, 2018
For the second year, VAM is proud to announce the Young Vocalists Online Competition, for singers age 13 - 18.

Summer Art and Architecture Camps
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.

Community Conversations: Arts Education in Arizona Schools
Arizona Department of Education
Location: Various Arizona communities
Deadline: Various dates, March 2018
These community conversations are free and open to the public. We particularly encourage students, teachers, teaching artists, community arts workers, administrators, parents, and policymakers to attend.
Click here to learn more or click a button below to register
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RESIDENCIES
Call to Artists | Summer Exhibition and Artist Residency
City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: February 23, 2018
The Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts sponsored by Northern Trust is developing a summer 2018 exhibition around the theme of drawing (May 25-Sept. 1). Arizona-based visual artists may apply for use of one of three studio spaces inside the Gallery.

Artist Residency in Upstate NY
Main Street Arts
Location: Clifton Springs, NY
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Main Street Arts is accepting applications for the second quarter of our 2018 residency program.

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

2018 Hot Metal Residency
Franconia Sculpture Park
Location: Schafer, MN
Deadline: March 10, 2018
Located on 43-acres in the scenic St.Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork all in one location.

Artist in Residence Opportunities
National Park Service
Location: United States
Deadline: Year Round
Whether staying in a remote wilderness cabin at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska or contemplating history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in Iowa or working in a contemporary studio overlooking the stone-lined fields at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut, these programs provide artists with unique opportunities to create works of art in varied natural and cultural settings.
JOBS
Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager
City of Mesa
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: February 22, 2018
Mesa Arts Center of the City of Mesa Department of Arts and Culture seeks a Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager for its Development office.The primary role of this position is securing funding from corporations and foundations to support programming and operations, including grants research, identification, solicitation, cultivation and compliance, and building and sustaining corporate and foundation relationships.

Master Artist Teacher
West Valley Arts Council
Location: Avondale, AZ
Deadline: February 28, 2018
"Gallery 37 is the West Valley Arts Council’s award-winning summer youth arts employment program. This is our 18th year creating public art work for cities in the West Valley. The Master Artist will lead 15-18 teen art apprentices in the conceptualization, formal presentation and creation of a public art project commissioned by the City of Glendale.

Technical Director
TheaterWorks
Location: Peoria, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
TheaterWorks seeks a Technical Director. Full time position with benefits. Oversees and manages the technical requirements for all TheaterWorks programing, including MasterWorks, YouthWorks, PuppetWorks, educational Programming, rentals and presentations.

Social Media Marketing Intern | West Valley Arts Council
West Valley Arts Council
Location: Surprise, AZ
Deadline: February 28, 2018
The West Valley Arts Council is seeking an Intern to work with a busy and fun non-profit to boost its social media presence! This paid internship ($500 per semester) requires on site work but we can be flexible with your schedule.

Volunteer Grant Review Panelists
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Location: Statewide
Deadline: Ongoing
The Arizona Commission on the Arts invites nominations for volunteer grant review panelists. In recruiting panelists, we look for people who are willing to commit time and energy to the review process and who exhibit sensitivity in making constructive critical judgments. To help reflect the diversity of the state, the Arts Commission also considers gender, geographic representation and cultural background when appointing panelists. Finally, the agency seeks balance among the professional groups encompassed by the arts, such as practitioners, administrators and educators.
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