Artist Opportunities
ArtWorks provides a list of artist opportunities for creatives in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Received this email as a forward? Sign up here. Please note: ArtWorks may not be affiliated with opportunities listed. If you have questions, please reach out to the organization directly.


ICYMI: check out our previous newsletter for additional call-to-artists, grant opportunities and COVID-19 resources.
ArtWorks Viva Voce: New Voices
From Erika Nj Allen and Maggie Lawson’s When Life Gives Us Lemon project.
ArtWorks invites you to join the next Viva Voce: Artist Conversation on Thursday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. to meet local creatives: Erika Nj Allen, Batres Gilvin, Jay DeFazio, Maggie Lawson, ninamdot and Kailah Ware. Each will be sharing more about how art can be responsive to the challenging present moment. Attendance is free.

All panelists have participated in Jump Start: Fueling Emerging Artists.
ArtWorks is Hiring Youth Apprentices,
Teaching Artists
Photo by Sandra Okot-Kotber
2021 has arrived and with it is new openings at ArtWorks for Youth Apprentices and Teaching Artists. We are strongly committed to building and retaining a diverse staff that creates an inclusive workplace which harnesses each voice to collectively advance ArtWorks’ mission.


ArtWorks is hiring passionate, young artists (ages of 14 – 21) who are eager to create art, make a difference in the city, work in diverse teams, and build new skills.

We are holding virtual informational sessions for applicants, parents, guardians, and educators. Register Below:




We have three different Teaching Staff opportunities: Lead Teaching Artist, Teaching Artist, and Junior Teaching Artist. Each position has varying degrees of project management responsibilities, but all require a passion for developing youth and creating bold works that impact our region. Learn more about these positions here.

We are holding virtual informational sessions about the roles and application process. Register below and view our 2021 calendar for Teaching Staff.

ArtsWave Kicks off 2021 Campaign
ArtWorks is a proud arts partner of ArtsWave! We thank the many generous donors who give generously to ArtsWave and support the arts in our region.

ArtsWave has launched its 2021 campaign, and we invite you to join! The past year has brought unprecedented disruption to the arts, with drastic reductions to audience capacity still in effect. ArtsWave is calling on supporters to help ensure our arts remain an engine of growth and force of change. To learn more and donate, visit ArtsWave.org here.
Do You Love the Arts? Join the #ArtsWaveChallenge!
Join #ArtsWaveChallenge on social media to help gain support for this year's ArtsWave campaign!

Here’s what’s involved:
  1. Post a video showing or telling why you love the arts, tagging @ArtsWave (IG, FB, TW) and using the #ILoveTheArts and #ArtsWaveChallenge hashtags. it can be a dance, song, drawing or even just a message, but it should ideally be 15 seconds or less. If you’re doing this from your personal accounts, check your privacy settings to make sure this post is set as “public” so ArtsWave can see and share it. 
  2. Make a gift to ArtsWave at artswave.org/challenge or mention you’re going to or you already did so.
  3. Tag three friends (or more if you’d like) to keep the #ArtsWaveChallenge going.
COVID-19 Artist Resources
Photo by Sandra Okot-Kotber.
ALL HERE TOGETHER | Call for Muralists

ALL HERE TOGETHER seeks experienced muralist to design and produce a public mural for Ebenezer Day Care Facility in Huntington, WV. The organization is in search of an artist who has worked in community and can manage painting the space with citizens. The mural design should incorporate community ideas along with the artist’s vision for bringing them to life. View the full request for proposals here.

Send application materials to Mitzi Sinnott (carmenmitzi@gmail.com) by noon EST on Friday, March 12, 2021.

For more information, please contact Mitzi Sinnott at 740-550-2477 or carmenmitzi@gmail.com 
Time Saved Vs. Time Served Virtual Art Exhibit
With the support of ArtsWave Truth and Reconciliation Grant, artist and ArtWorks Board Member Tyra Patterson is introducing the Time Saved Vs. Time Served Virtual Art Exhibit.

The exhibit is looking for women artists and creatives who have been directly impacted by incarceration to submit a visual art piece (painting, drawing, photograph, sculpture, ceramics) showing another woman they personally know who has also been directly impacted. The artist must depict the woman in the artwork wearing a state-issued uniform. The uniform symbolizes the dehumanizing conditions women face in prison.

Please share this video and website with anyone you think would be interested. We are inviting artists around the country to submit their art by or before March 1.
Artwork Archive | Guide to 2021 Artist Grants & Opportunities
Artwork Archive has compiled a a list of the top international open calls, residencies, fellowships, and awards that will benefit artists during the upcoming year! The complete list is broken down into six categories: grants, residencies & fellowships, calls-for-entry, publications, COVID relief funds, and opportunity sites. 

Artwork Archive will be updating this list throughout the year, so make sure to bookmark the page, check back often and let them know if there is an opportunity that should be listed!
Wave Pool | Tax Season Artist Support Group
Need help with your taxes? Stressed out about what might be deductible or what you have to report? Just need a virtual shoulder to cry on? The Tax Season Artist Support Group is here to help!

Join Arts Finance expert Morgan Rigaud every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. to help answer questions and get advice. If she doesn't have an answer, she will point you to someone who does! Register on Zoom here.
Ohio Arts Council | Riffe Gallery 2021 Biennial Juried Exhibition
Ohio’s professional artists are invited to showcase their artistic talents in the Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery 2021 Biennial Juried Exhibition.

Exhibition dates: October 28, 2021 – January 8, 2022. Selected works will be on display in the OAC Riffe Gallery, located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts in downtown Columbus. The last day to submit work is Monday, April 12, until midnight EST.
Arts Midwest | Call for Muralists
Arts Midwest and CREATE Portage County are seeking artists for a new mural project that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which began a decades-long movement to secure women’s right to vote.

Over the course of 2021, eight murals will be installed across Portage County, Wisconsin that celebrate this centennial anniversary, inspired by the words of women from historically marginalized communities. Applications are due Thursday, February 25.
Manifest Gallery | INPA 10: 10th International Painting Annual Deadline Extended
Manifest Gallery has extended the deadline for INPA 10 to Monday, March 1, 2021.The goal of the INPA is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of painting from around the world.

As a carefully crafted peer-juried book, the INPA enables Manifest to assemble a diverse array of works from around the world, without the limitation of physical availability, gallery space, or shipping logistics. This will be the last chance to participate in the INPA until 2023! 
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