Master-Apprentice Program: Nomination Period Extended!
Southwest Folklife Alliance
Nominate by June 1, 2019
The SFA Master-Apprentice Award seeks to support and encourage the preservation and perpetuation of traditional art forms present and thriving in Arizona.

The award supports a master artist or tradition bearer who has identified a qualified apprentice (or group of apprentices) to engage in a teaching-learning relationship that includes one-on-one mentorship and hands-on experience in a traditional artistic practice. SFA's highest priority is to support apprentices to learn from master artists within their own cultural traditions.

Artists are first nominated by peers within their community, cultural institutions, apprentices, or by self-nomination. Once a nomination has been made, SFA will invite nominees to apply. The nomination selection process is based: mastery of artform and a nominee’s ability to describe how the mastery of this art form has been recognized by the artist’s cultural community and the artist’s ability to share traditional knowledge. 

Potential nominees include a wide variety of traditional artists, including but not limited to:
  • Artisans: weavers, basket makers, jewelers, mask makers
  • Occupational folklife practitioners: adobe brick makers, leather workers, ironworkers
  • Oral Tradition Practitioners: storytellers, musicians, poets
  • Performing Arts Practitioners: dancers, traditional garment makers, ritual object makers
Banner Image: Photos by Steven Meckler, courtesy Southwest Folklife Alliance.
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Apply by 11:59 pm, May 30, 2019
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school, after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services in one of the following three categories:
Planning, Professional Development, or
Student Learning
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Apply by 11:59 pm, May 30, 2019
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants support partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in community settings for learners of any age in one of the following three categories:Participant Engagement, Planning, or Professional Development
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. 
Open Call Art in Odd Places (AiOP) INVISIBLE 2019
Location: New York City, NY
Deadline: 05/18/2019
Art in Odd Places 2019: INVISIBLE seeks imaginative proposals by artists who are sixty years old and older including various forms of intergenerational collaboration that actively engage the public.
Colour International Artist Call | Murze
Deadline: 05/20/2019
To roll in the summer, in style we are looking for artists and photographers whose work breaths colour and imagination.
Storytelling Performing Opportunity | EVE
E.V.E. Events Group
Location: Yuma, AZ
Deadline: 05/20/2019
E.V.E. Events Group has an opportunity for artists to share a personal and true story at our next storytelling event.
Call For Artists | Community Foundation Campus
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: 05/24/2019
In the spirit of collaboration, we are making our space available for selected Southern Arizona artists to display and sell their art. Two opportunities are available, including wall mounted works and smaller, free-standing art.
LandEscape Now! Open Call for Artists, 10th Edition 2019
Deadline: 05/31/2019
We are launching the 10th edition of “LandEscape Now!”, an open art event that will once again introduce nine artists in various fine arts disciplines, with the goal of discovering talented creatives from around the world and supporting them.
Working Artist Purchase Award | Call for Submissions
Working Artist Org.
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline: 05/31/2019
We offer a small art purchase award to help serious artists keep working.
Mesa Water Project | Water=Life
Mesa Arts Center
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: May 31, 2019
The City of Mesa, Mesa Arts Center and project partners are currently seeking applications from artists (visual and performing) of all ages for Water=Life, Making the Invisible Visible, a collaborative public art project.
Canal Convergence Site- Specific Performance Request for Proposals (RFP)
Scottsdale Public Art
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: 06/03/2019
Scottsdale Public Art is seeking performance artists to create site-specific performances at Canal Convergence 2019 in response to the "the story of water," the canal, one of the artworks, or the event landscape.
Canal Convergence Workshops and Activities - Request for Proposals (RFP)
Scottsdale Public Art
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: 06/03/2019
Scottsdale Public Art seeks ideas and proposals for artistic workshops and activities for Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light 2019. Canal Convergence will be on view for 10 days, from November 8–17, 2019, at the Scottsdale Waterfront.
Murze Summer Film Festival
Deadline: 06/30/2019
This celebration of film will take place across our website throughout July and August. The Murze homepage and our social media platforms will be filled with changing film from a wide variety of artists and filmmakers over the two month period.
Visions of the Verde Juried Art Exhibit |Call to Artists
Friends of the Verde River
Location: Clarkdale, AZ
Deadline: 07/15/2019
Friends of the Verde River in partnership with Yavapai College and the AZ Smithsonian Waterways are accepting submissions for the juried art exhibit, "Visions of the Verde." Open to AZ artists over the age of 18. Deadline: July 15. No entry fee.

2020 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity
Embracing Our Differences
Location: Sarasota, FL
Deadline: 10/08/2019
Embracing Our Differences is now accepting submissions for our outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images. The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity."
International Call for Artists for Online Art Competition | "ALL Landscape”
Contemporary Art Gallery Online
Location: Online
Deadline: 05/20/2019
CAGO announces a call for artists to participate in the ALL Cityscapes Art Competition.
Open Call for Fiction and Nonfiction | Sunspot Literary Journal
Sunspot Literary Journal
Location: Hillsborough, NC
Deadline: 05/31/2019
Sunspot Literary Journal speaks truth to power through the power of words and art. Authors can submit poetry up to 120 pages in length while prose can run up to 29,000 words.
39th Annual Translation Competition | American-Scandinavian Foundation
American-Scandinavian Foundation
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: June 15, 2019
The American-Scandinavian Foundation has announced the opening of its 39th Annual Translation Competition for outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama, or literary prose written by a Scandinavian author born after 1900.
Arts Writers Grants Program | Creative Capital and Andy Warhol Foundation
Creative Capital and Andy Warhol Foundation
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: May 20, 2019
The Creative Capital and Andy Warhol Foundations are accepting applications for the Arts Writers Grant Program.
Photography Fellowship | Aaron Siskind Foundation
Aaron Siskind Foundation
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: May 31, 2019
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is accepting applications for the 2019 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant.
Grants for Apprenticeships | Studio Potter
Studio Potter
Location: Northampton, MA
Deadline: June 1, 2019
Our new Grants for Apprenticeships program offers $50,000 in grants each year for the next ten years to support apprenticeships in studio pottery. Individual grants may be up to $10,000.
Western Arts Alliance | Travel Assistance Fund
Western Arts Alliance
Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: March 22, 2019; October 11, 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 or presenters, showcases, conferences, or other related professional development activities that will lead to future presenting and touring opportunities.
Residency at Main Street Arts
Main Street Arts
Location: Clifton Springs, NY
Deadline: 07/31/2019
Main Street Arts is accepting applications for our residency program. Apply by the July 31st deadline for a one-month or two-month residency in October, November or December 2019.
Rehearsal Residency | [nueBOX]
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: No deadline listed
The Rehearsal Residency is for artists looking to invest in their practice or process and need the time and space to explore their ideas.
OCAD University | Contemporary Florence Studio Courses
OCAD University
Location: Florence, Italy
Deadline: Through July 2019
OCAD University, Canada’s leader in preparing the next generation of contemporary artists, is pleased to be opening the doors of our Florence studio to the international art and design community!
Marketing Coordinator
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: 05/17/2019
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is seeking a Marketing Coordinator to join our high-energy, creative non-profit that is full of folks who love mission driven work and love collaboration.

Full Time Theatre Teaching Artist
Arizona School for the Arts
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Start Date: July 31, 2019
This faculty member will teach theatre to middle school and high school students enrolled in the program, approximately 20 students per class, with a total of 4 classes, in various content areas.

Director of Education and Outreach
Valley Youth Theatre
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: 05/31/2019
Primary areas of responsibly: Promoting and teaching workshops and classes, summer and spring break camp enrollment and oversight, departmental administration, and meeting departmental financial goals. This position is responsible for growth and development of the Education and Outreach Department and will identify and organize workshop programming, curriculum and calendar. 

Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The Co-Manager is responsible for directly supervising the operations of Wonderspaces shows. Armed with the company’s best practices, the Co-Manager will assist the General Manager in leading and training a large scale team to uphold Wonderspaces mission and values. 
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