February 2019
Opportunity with the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

The City of Sacramento is conducting a national search for a dynamic Cultural Services and Creative Economy Manager. The Manager will direct the development and implementation of a broad range of policies, programs, and services to support, preserve, and strengthen the greater Sacramento Region's diverse artist and cultural community. Applications are due by February 16, 2019. To download the full job description PDF, please click here .

The Metro Arts Grants Process just got easier!
We are so excited to announce that Metro Arts is transitioning to a new grants management system, GO SMART, that is designed specifically for the making the grants process easier to use and to save time for us all.
As we begin the second year of the Cultural Arts Awards (CAA) 2018-2020 cycle, current CAA grantees are asked to create a new registration at SacArts.GoSmart.org and follow the process from there.
GO SMART is an intuitive platform that replaces Metro Arts’ current system; however, any existing grants open prior to 2019 need to be completed in the former system.
For more information on Metro Arts current grants and grantees, visit http://www.sacmetroarts.org/Programs/Grants .
From Idea to Action: Advancing Cultural Equity in the Arts in the Greater Sacramento Region

Thanks to everyone who attended From Idea to Action , our recent day-long convening on advancing cultural equity in the arts in the Greater Sacramento Region. More than 150 individuals representing arts, education, and service organizations throughout the region came together for a day of inspirational and informative panels, keynotes, and working sessions focused on creating cross-cultural bridges and developing tools and strategies to advance equity in the arts. 
For those of you who couldn’t attend, please visit our website to view the video from our keynote speaker, Kevin John Fong. Videos of the panel presentations will be posted soon. We also have links to resources provided by our speakers on the website, so be sure to check those out as well.
We were happy to partner with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation in presenting this event and look forward to hosting events to continue the dialogue and support our local arts community in its cultural equity work. 

To view the keynote speech and download PDF resources, visit: http://www.sacmetroarts.org/Programs/Arts-Education/Cultural-Equity-Summit
Any Given Child Workshop: Scientific Thought in Motion

For Teachers of Grades 3-12. There is no fee to attend this workshop.

Teachers can translate many basic concepts in science into meaningful, self-assessing movement activities that put abstract ideas into tangible, visible form. In lessons that engage students in movement, participants learn the elements of dance and how those elements relate to scientific content. Participants leave the workshop with a set of immediately useful movement activities for classroom study of the water cycle and the systems of the human body, along with the skills necessary to adapt those activities to teach other curriculum ideas. Randy Barron guides teachers in easy-to-duplicate lesson plans, which draw upon students’ kinesthetic, visual, and musical intelligence to increase their achievement in science and strengthen their repertoire of learning and social skills.

Kennedy Center Presenter Randy Barron has been a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist since 1995. For over thirty years, he has designed and led arts-integrated residencies for students, and he has led over two hundred professional development workshops for teachers, across thirty-six states. Randy danced and choreographed professionally with ballet and modern dance companies across the United States and was the Executive Artistic Director of City in Motion Dance Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. Randy has a wide range of experience in education. He has been a charter high school director, a charter school founder, a curriculum writer, and even a school bus driver. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Rockhurst University, and is a former volunteer firefighter / EMT. Randy lives on the Santa Fe Trail in northeastern New Mexico, with his wife and five dogs, near their identical twin grand-daughters.

Where: 300 Richards Blvd, Room 221
When: Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 4pm - 7pm
Frank Ordaz , The Two Shall Be One , oil on canvas, 2017
Jill Allyn Stafford , Biology , collage on wood panel, 2017
Two New Metro Arts Exhibitions Now on View

Be sure to check out both of these exhibitions, featuring works from local artists!

The Art of Sacramento's ARTHOUSE
Featuring work by: Michelle Andres, Merle Axelrad, Sue Chapman, Michele Fisher, Taylor Gutermute, Shirley Hazlett, Tj Lev, Susan McCarley Varya McMillan, Jeanette Morrow, Dianne Poinski, Carol Ross, Jill Allyn Stafford, Angela Tannehill, Aurelio Torres

On view until March 20
SMUD Gallery
6301 S Street (at 65th Street)
Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm

City of Trees: Sacramento Artists Explore the Life of and Around Trees
Featuring work by: Paula Bellacera, Elaine Bowers, Linda Clark Johnson, Frank Ordaz, Helen Plenert, and Angela Ridgway

On view until April 28
Robert T. Matsui Gallery
915 I Street, New City Hall (H Street Entrance)
Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm
Call for Artists
North 12th Street Underpass Mural Project

The City of Sacramento, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, a division of the City of Sacramento Convention and Cultural Services Department, invites artists and artist teams to submit their qualifications for a series of murals engaging community collaboration throughout the design and fabrication process along the North 12th Street corridor and the North 12th Street underpass specifically. The selected lead artist or artist team will work with numerous city departments, nonprofits, housing agencies, and community stakeholders to transform the North 12th Street corridor with a series of aesthetically innovative murals, with the underpass serving as a central project fulcrum of the transformation. Community interaction and collaboration are central to the project.
This call is open to experienced professional artists nationally. The final commission will be awarded based on experience in the design, fabrication, and installation of major artworks, as well as the strength of prior demonstrated community collaboration and participation within the artist's professional practice. Artists teams should have proven experience that demonstrates design team and community outreach experience. Professional artists living in the Central Valley region are encouraged to apply. 
RFQ Deadline : February 25, 2019, 5:00pm
Applications must be submitted through Submittable: https://sacmetroarts.submittable.com .
Questions should be directed to Donald Gensler; dgensler@cityofsacramento.org or 916-808-8493 .
River Crossing Update
The selection panel for the River Crossing project has chosen UK based artist Joshua Sofaer’s proposal, “River Crossing: I Want to Communicate With You,” as the winning proposal. Joshua’s work focuses on social practices (see examples at www.joshuasofaer.com ) , and will be involving both Sacramento and West Sacramento communities for a naming project on both sides of the river. We anticipate the project to launch in late Spring. More details forthcoming!
Residencies, Artist Calls & Opportunities

San Francisco Arts Commission
Deadline: March 7, 2019
The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the US to submit their qualifications for potential inclusion in a pre-qualified artist pool for upcoming public art opportunities. The 2019/2020 Prequalified Artist Pool will be used to select artists for upcoming commissions for a variety of new permanent public art projects associated with the construction of new civic buildings, parks, playgrounds, transportation and streetscape improvement projects throughout San Francisco.

New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)
Deadline: February 15, 2019
The NYCDOT Art Program is accepting proposals in response to priority sites and partner organizations listed in the PDF below. Individual artists or artist teams are encouraged to apply.

The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Deadline: April 15, 2019
The Walker Art Center is accepting proposals for a new public artwork for placement in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or a location on the Walker campus. Individual or collaborative original work may be sculptural, incorporate other disciplines, such as audiovisual or installation art, or include traditionally sourced materials.

City of Santa Rosa
Deadline: February 7, 2019
The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking an artist or team of artists to design, fabricate, and install public art in Coffey Neighborhood Park, in conjunction with the redesign/rebuild of the park post-fire. All practicing, professional artists residing in California are eligible.

Blue Line Arts (Roseville, California)
Deadline: February 28, 2019
Blue Line Arts and the Downtown Roseville Partnership is seeking a creative vibrant, and engaging design proposal for a two-dimensional, outdoor mural in Downtown Roseville. Artists are welcome to submit a proposal on their own or as a group.

Galveston Artist Residency (Galveston, Texas)
Deadline: March 2, 2019
The Galveston Artist Residency is now accepting applications for the 2019 - 2020 Residency Year. 3 residency grants will be awarded for the time period of September 1, 2019 - August 1, 2020. Residencies are for the full 11 months.

The Technology Department at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, New York)
Deadline: February 15, 2019
The Technology Department at Pioneer Works is a research and development space that hosts an experimental media artist residency. The program supports creatives through access to advanced tools, practiced engineers and connection to a larger multidisciplinary community.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (New York, New York)
Deadline: February 28, 2019
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)'s flagship residency program, Workspace, is a 9 month studio-based program that focuses on the creative process and cohort development of emerging artists. Participants are provided semi-private studio spaces and are expected to engage with the cohort for the full duration of the 9 month period. Emerging artists that self-identify as visual artists are eligible to apply.

For more calls, residencies, and listings, please check our website , which will be updated regularly with more opportunities.
Articles of Interest

Diversity in Museum Leadership has Marginally Increased Since 2015 (Hyperallergic)
" According to new data collected by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, diversity in museum leadership has increased in recent years — however, the margin of increase has been notably lower for people of color than women specifically, since 2015. "

US Arts Institutions Reopen Following Longest-Ever Government Shutdown (Artforum)
"Commenting on the impact of the shutdown on the cultural sector, Laura Lott , the president and CEO of the American Alliance of Museums, said in a statement: 'Museums are economic engines, supporting more than 726,000 jobs and contributing $50 billion to the US economy per year. Even a brief government shutdown means not only the loss of access to valuable cultural resources for our communities, but also significant losses for our economy.'"

A Role for Theatre in Criminal Justice? (American Theatre)
“'Positive role models come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. But the most important thing we do to build a relationship is establish trust and authenticity. I walk onto the yard and I see people like my brother, the friends I grew up with, my next-door neighbor. As a 21st-century theatre company, you have to reflect your community and be relevant to the whole of society, including to those people behind bars.'”

The Case of the Disappearing 800 Pound Hammer Sculpture
"The artist himself put up a reward of $1,000, and another local artist even placed a giant nail on the spot where The Hammer had been as a kind of sculptural bait. Unfortunately, neither effort has worked. Unkrey’s hammer, which was not insured but has been valued at $15,000, has not been seen since the evening of October 5th, and the local police have no leads."