Request for Qualifications: Festival/Cultural & Performing Arts Producers (Los Angeles, CA)

RFQ for Festival/Cultural & Performing Arts Producers

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Arts Development Fee Program and new Performing Arts Division, believe that the performing arts can play an important role in reshaping attitudes, countering cultural stereotypes, preserving and teaching the appreciation of different cultures, fostering community pride and affirming the artistic contributions of the City’s diverse communities.
To this end, the Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking to establish a pre-qualified list of experienced and talented festival, cultural and performing arts event producers/programmers. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to professional festival, cultural and performing arts producers, presenters and arts and community-based organizations who possess the knowledge, creative and technical expertise, and administrative capacity to oversee small to large-scale events. The Department is interested in working with both emerging and established individuals, organizations, teams, and collectives to realize and produce festivals, cultural and performing arts events throughout the City of Los Angeles.
CRITERIA
The successful festival, cultural and performing arts event producers/programmers must demonstrate their experience with developing and producing festivals, or presenting a variety of world-class performing arts events including, music, dance, theater, and interdisciplinary projects; or working with diverse community partners on  cultural event planning, logistics, and implementation including: creating a process for enlisting community participation and support when appropriate; securing all relevant city permits; coordinating logistics for vendors; coordinating festival and/or event install and de-install needs such as ticketing, security, booths, tents, fencing, generators, toilets, trash, signage, inspections, parking and audience logistics/ flow, and any other required logistics.
The festival, cultural, or performing arts event producer/programmer will also be responsible for marketing and outreach of the event in collaboration with DCA’s Marketing Division and respective Council Office when appropriate. The selected producers must be available to attend planning and coordination meetings with City agencies and relevant parties as required.  Producer/Programmers should have experience in working within traditional performing arts venues, along public streets, parks, and other non-traditional public locations.
BUDGET
Budgets will vary, based on the event, and must be inclusive of all costs associated with the production of the event. Funding for the project may be through the Arts Development Fee Trust Fund and/or other art programs administered by the Department of Cultural Affairs in conjunction with another department of Council Office.
ELIGIBILITY
This RFQ is open to professional and experienced festival, cultural event and performing arts event producers/programmers that operate in the County of Los Angeles. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.
SELECTION PROCESS
A selection committee, comprised of, but not limited to, independent arts professionals and representatives of the Department of Cultural Affairs will convene to review the applications received in response to this RFQ. Upon review of all submissions, the committee will select producers/programmers to comprise the 2017 pre-qualified list, which will remain active for two (2) years from the date of the selection panel. Once selected, pre-qualified producers will be eligible for consideration of a project as individual projects are initiated by DCA.
HOW TO APPLY
All applications must be submitted electronically via Slide Room. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM. Incomplete and late applications will be deemed ineligible and not be considered.
A complete application must include:

CONTACT INFORMATION Including name, business name (if applicable), physical address, mailing address, telephone and email.  Please identify one person to be DCA’s primary contact, and include the direct contact information for them.  
STATEMENT OF INTEREST (PDF or DOC format only, 2 pages max) for producing a festival, cultural or performing arts event including your organizational capacity.
CURRICULUM VITAE (PDF or DOC format only, 4 pages max); Please submit a CV for each staff person on the team.  
TEN (10) IMAGES (JPG format only, 72 DPI min + 5 MB max per file)  of a festival, cultural or performing arts event that you have produced before; image files must be labeled sequentially (i.e. 01, 02, 03…) and include information such as the name of the event, year, approximate attendance, the client, budget and location. Please do not submit more than 10 images total.  

*Additional material included that is not requested by DCA will not be reviewed.
RIGHTS + RESPONSIBILITIES
DCA reserves the right to decline all applications to this RFQ, and/or cancel this RFQ, or any roster of pre-qualified artists, at any time. This RFQ is subject to the City’s Campaign Finance, Contractor Responsibility, Equal Benefits, Equal Opportunity, Living Wage, Minority / Women Business Enterprise and Slavery Disclosure Ordinances, as well as any other ordinances in effect in the City of Los Angeles.  

About DCA

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) manages the City of Los Angeles Public Art and Performing Arts Programs. DCA supports the creativity of local artists by funding and partnering with the City’s arts and cultural communities. The City demonstrates an ongoing commitment to arts and culture through DCA’s ongoing activities, including community arts programming, cultural grants, marketing, public art, and youth arts and education programs, to stimulate and foster the creation of arts and cultural experiences throughout the diverse neighborhoods of LA.

Questions
Please contact Tania Picasso, Arts Manager, at 213 202-5525 or Ben Johnson, Director of Performing Arts, at 213-202-550

Internships: Creative Long Beach Internship Opportunities Now Available (Long Beach, CA)

Creative Long Beach internships match California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach City College art students with Long Beach arts and cultural organizations. As part of the 17-week paid internship, selected interns take part in professional development and networking events with community professionals.

The Arts Council has five internship opportunities offered through our internship program, Creative Long Beach, in Curating, Education, Graphic Design and Marketing available to current students at the following organizations: 
 
Curatorial Intern at Able ARTS Work
Marketing Intern at Arts Council for Long Beach
Curatorial Intern at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
Education Intern at Long Beach Museum of Art
Graphic Design Intern at University Art Museum
 
Visit artslb.org/news for more details or email info@artslb.org for inquiries.

Call for Proposals: Indianapolis Art Center Exhibitions (Indianapolis, IN)

Indianapolis Art Center Exhibition General Application Guidelines

Next Deadline: December 31, 2016

The Indianapolis Art Center Exhibitions Department accepts open proposals for gallery and ArtsPark exhibitions. Generally, they are booking two years out or more. Proposals submitted from July 1 through December 31 will be reviewed in early winter. Any artist may submit a proposal to be considered for a solo or group exhibition.

Exhibitions Application Guidelines and more information available here

Call for Entries: "Waging Peace" (Tallahasse, FL)

Waging Peace!

This exhibition is conceived in the spirit of Picasso's Guernica. The selection committee, a committee of educators, is seeking artworks that comment on an active striving toward peace in some way. Peace represented by pastoral scenes, tranquility, heaven, or cliched symbols will not be accepted. Color catalogue. Exhibition is scheduled for May 11 to July 8, 2018. Website:  details, entry form.

No entry fee.
Deadline:
01-31-2017
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts
Tallahassee, FL

Contact: Viki D. Thompson Wylder
email: vwylder@fsu.edu
 

Call for proposals: Socrates Sculpture Park's Folly/Function 2017 (Long Island, NY)

Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League invite designers and architects to help shape the physical setting in which the park fulfills its mission as a venue for art, creative expression, public programming, and education.

Socrates Sculpture Park, located in Long Island City, Queens, is one of the most distinctive cultural organizations in the country with its combination of waterfront setting, accessibility, and community-based programming. As a venue for the presentation of public art, a New York City park, and an active social space, Socrates has for 30 years harnessed the power of creative minds to transform the urban landscape.

In previous years the Folly program investigated the intersection between sculpture and architecture with temporary structures that intentionally served no utilitarian purpose. More recently the competition has shifted emphasis, asking entrants to fuse form with utility, creating designs that explore the intersection of art and architecture while addressing and improving the conditions of the Park. Continuing this trend, the 2017 competition asks architects and designers to design and fabricate four portable, demountable structures to replace four standard tent structures that are deployed, as needed, throughout the Park.

The structure should provide shelter from rain, shade from sun, and be secure enough to withstand wind in a waterfront environment. The structure must be able to be assembled in no more than 10–15 minutes by two people, preferably one person, and disassembled in the same amount of time. These criteria will be strictly applied when reviewing submissions. A submission will not be selected if this project, in the judgment of the jury, does not convincingly demonstrate this capability.

Site
This year, for the first time, the project is not confined to a single site within the Park. Instead, entrants should design an easily portable, demountable system measuring approximately 8′ x 8′ in plan with a minimum height of 7′ to allow for standing and suitable for a variety of uses. It should be adaptable for multiple locations, which will include areas adjacent to the Park entrance, to its education area, and throughout the landscape.applicants are encouraged to visit Socrates, a unique waterfront park located in an industrial area of Long Island City, Queens, before submitting their applications and to explore Socrates’ website to learn about the history and context of the project. A competitive proposal will address the site’s rugged, urban outdoor environment. Please be aware that the winning proposal is subject to final approval by Socrates and League staff and must meet safety and technical requirements to be able to withstand the effects of weather and public use.

Award and Installation
One project will be chosen. The recipient will receive a total $8,000 production grant to realize the proposed project for four freestanding structures. All aspects including design, materials, delivery, labor, and initial installation of four portable and demountable structures must be within the $8,000 budget. Socrates Sculpture Park has facilities and equipment that can be utilized in the fabrication, assembly, and installation of the project and the recipient will have full access to these resources during a two-month period at the Park, beginning in March 2017. The initial public use of the structures will be in May 2017. The project will be documented with a digital catalog.

Eligibility
Architects and designers are invited to apply. Applications will be accepted from individuals and firms; entrants need not be licensed. Architects and designers outside of New York City are eligible to apply, but housing and transportation are not provided as part of the award. If selected, non-residents will have to make their own living and travel arrangements. Students are not eligible to apply.

Submission Requirements and Process
The Folly selection process is competitive. A jury of architects, artists, and art professionals will select a single project to be realized within the grounds of Socrates Sculpture Park. Applicants are asked to submit two files in addition to completing an online form: one file is the Project Proposal and the second file is the Project Preview Slides. Proposals must include the following components, which must be formatted as instructed below and submitted via this Formstack form no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, January 9, 2017.

– PROJECT PROPOSAL

COVER SHEET
Include a cover sheet with name, mailing address, telephone number, email, project title, and a single paragraph of not more than 150 words summarizing your proposed project. Please indicate on your cover sheet whether you previously submitted a proposal for Folly. If you are applying as a team, please include the names and emails for each team member and identify one team member as the Lead Contact.
PROJECT PROPOSAL AND BUDGET
Submit a project proposal of up to 1,000 words that clearly describes the project and its relationship to the theme of the architectural folly and function AND offers a description of how the project fits within the financial parameters. A preliminary budget should be included that identifies expenses and demonstrates feasibility within the $8,000 production grant, and applicants are strongly encouraged to include renderings and sketches of the proposed project.
CURRENT RESUME/CV AND REFERENCES
The resume/CV should include information about your education; work and teaching experience; (if applicable) exhibition history; awards, grants, and residencies; and other relevant information. Provide the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of two people who are familiar with your work.
DIGITAL IMAGES AND SLIDE SCRIPT
Up to seven (7) digital images of recent work. (These images are in addition to images submitted as part of the project proposal.) Recent works may be built or proposed in any medium. An image script with a numbered list that corresponds to the submitted images should also be included. For each image, include the title, date and a brief description of the work.

– PROJECT PREVIEW SLIDES
On two slides only, please include as a PDF file:

COVER SHEET
Same coversheet as above.
KEY IMAGES
Select up to two key images of your proposal and submit on one slide.

Application Format and Deadline
The application package should be submitted on Formstack as two PDF files (8 1/2″ x 11″ page). The project proposal should not be more than 25 single-sided pages and 15 megabytes and the project preview slides should not be more than 2 slides and 5 megabytes.

Names should be named in the following format:
-Project Proposal: “Lead Contact Last Name”_”Project Name”_Proposal.pdf
-Project Preview Slides: “Lead Contact Last Name”_”Project Name”_Preview Slides.pdf

Proposals are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on January 9, 2017.


More Information and submissions here

Call for Proposals: Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery Call 2017-2018 (Chicago)

Title:  Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery Call for Exhibitions 2017-2018
Submission Dates:  11/1/2016 thru 1/31/2017
Open to Artists:  Internationally
Location:  Palos Hills, IL (Chicago)
IL  United States
Contact:  Rachel McDermott
Address:  McDermott
9000 W. College Parkway, Fine and Performing Arts Center
Palos Hills, IL  60465  United States
Phone:  7086084231
Email:  mcdermottr8@morainevalley.edu
Description:  The gallery is now accepting exhibition proposals for the 2017-2018 season. The space is located in the Fine and Performing Art Center in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, and artists exhibiting in this 2016-2017 season include Fidencio Martinez, Kate Shannon, Charles Matson Lume, Joshua Brennan, and Mariah Karson. 

The call is open to ALL artists, and as part of the Building Bridges: Arts, Culture, and Identity grants program for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, one exhibition during the season will highlight the work of a Muslim-American artist. The work should have a focus on an exploration of narratives related to being Muslim in America, and more information about the grant can be found here. A small stipend is included.

The proposal should be submitted as a zip file to mcdermottr8@morainevalley.edu and include a cover letter outlining the exhibition proposal and artist statement, CV, portfolio of proposed or recent works (15-20 jpegs), and an image list.

The deadline for proposals is January 31, 2017, and artists will be notified in early March. 
Website:  http://www.morainevalley.edu/fpac/season-overview/339-2/

Residency: The Maryland Institute College of Art & The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists (Brittany, France)

Deadline: February 1st, 2017

The Maryland Institute College of Art is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2016 session of The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Brittany, France. Residencies will be awarded to 4-8 applicants (artists and artist couples)
Session dates: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 to Saturday July 29th, 2017
Awards announced: March 1st, 2017

The residency is housed in the medieval riverside village of Léhon, which is a “Petite Cité de Caractère” and is graced by a medieval abbey and its gardens and by the ruins of the oldest fortress in Brittany on a hill overlooking the village

Competitive residencies are open to all practicing non-student visual artists and artist-couples working in any media and regardless of their affiliation and nationality. No application fee. The Residency provides free lodging and studio space. Residents are responsible for the cost of travel, most meals, materials, and personal expenses.

Complete and detailed information, including the on-line application available here

Request for Qualifications: Texas Tech University System is looking for an outdoor sculpture (Odessa, TX)

TTUHSC Permian Basin Academic Facility

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside the new Permian Basin Academic Facility, located at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Permian Basin campus, located in Odessa. TX. Construction of the new facility will be completed by June 2018.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Permian Basin is part of a seven campus regional system that serves the greater Permian Basin area with three schools located on campus providing higher medical education in Health Professions, medicine and nursing. The Permian Basin Academic Facility will include academic space for lecture halls and classrooms, research laboratories, faculty/researcher and staff offices, an education and conference center, and specialized instructional space and associated support spaces. Art in this area should help to “activate” the area by creating an element to draw people in and keep them seated in this area for studying, socializing, etc.

Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand daily foot-traffic of faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the Facility. Ideal submissions may be linear or designed to make the maximum impact in a linear space. This piece should be outdoors and available to the community. More modern and vibrant art is desired. Water features are highly discouraged, but the selected artist will have an opportunity to collaborate with landscape architects for the project.

Among relevant concepts to consider are the heritage of the Permian Basin area, including the ranching and oil history, and also the vastness of the landscape, topography and strata of the area, and the beauty in a flat space. This is a bold part of Texas with big ideas and a land full of color. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided. Also subjects that are considered a Texas stereotype should be avoided. Artists should attempt to create a design that speaks to the diversity that a university such as the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Permian Basin brings to the community.

In order to be considered, submissions must comply with the requirements outlined in this document. Objects that are mass-produced or of standard manufacture are not eligible for consideration.

Location: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Permian Basin, Odessa, TX

Budget: $214,000

Deadline: December 14, 2016 at 3 p.m. (central)

See full RFQ here: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=129126

Apply online here

Request For Qualifications: Mural Artists (Los Angeles, CA)


INTRODUCTION
DCA is seeking artists, artist teams, and/or arts organizations interested in creating mural projects, as part of the Arts Development Fee Program, throughout the fifteen (15) Council Districts in the City of Los Angeles. In some instances, a specific mural opportunity and location may be identified in advance and artists will be directed to develop a site-specific work at that location.


CRITERIA
Artists working in any mural medium, style or technique — i.e. aerosol, mosaics, ceramics, paints, stencils, stickers, wheat paste — may apply. Successful applicants must demonstrate the professional capacity to oversee the design, implementation and production of a mural project for the City of Los Angeles — a process that includes making presentations to the public, overseeing all aspects of mural production, executing a project in a public space, registering the mural through either the City Mural Registration process or the Cultural Affairs Commission review process. Successful applicants must also demonstrate the technical knowledge related to best practices for wall preparation techniques and safety requirements for working on scaffolding, lifts, and ladders.
Artists may apply individually or as a team. Artists’ teams may not change over the life of the project. Artists who apply as a team must demonstrate both the qualifications of individual team members, as well as the team’s qualifications to work together on projects. Commissioned artists and/or artist teams must attend multiple meetings with City agencies, Council Offices, the public, and others as required.


ELIGIBILITY
This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to professional artists, artist teams and/or arts organizations who live and work in the County of Los Angeles. Artists or artist teams pre-qualified for other DCA-administered public art opportunities are eligible to apply to this RFQ. Applicants selected through this RFQ will be included on DCA’s 2016 Pre-Qualified Roster of Mural Artists and eligible to propose for individual project opportunities as they arise, but will not be guaranteed a public art commission. In order to remain eligible for public art project commissions, artists and artist teams must retain the same members as stated in its original application to this RFQ. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.


PROJECT BUDGETS
Budgets for mural projects will range from $10,000 – $60,000. Each budget will be all-inclusive, and must cover all expenses associated with the design, fabrication and installation of the commissioned mural project, including design development, production and execution, as well as any required presentations, approvals, engineering services and/or City permits. This project is funded through the Arts Development Fee program and/or other art programs funded by the Department of Cultural Affairs.


SELECTION PROCESS
An artist selection panel will convene to review all applications received in response to this RFQ, and establish a 2016 Pre-Qualified Roster of Mural Artists, which will remain active for two (2) years from the date of the selection panel. Once selected, pre-qualified artists and artist teams will be eligible to develop proposals as individual projects are initiated by DCA. Separate selection panels will convene for such projects, in order to review mural project proposals, interview proposing artists, and select artists to receive the mural commissions. All selection panels will be comprised of artists, arts professionals, City representatives, and/or community members, and administered by DCA. Upon receiving a mural project commission and throughout all project phases, each commissioned artist and artist team will be required to comply with City codes dealing with safety, accessibility, seismic and/or other issues, as appropriate for the commissioned project.
HOW TO APPLY
All applications must be submitted electronically via Slide Room. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Incomplete and late applications will be deemed ineligible and not be considered.
A complete application must include:

ARTIST’S CONTACT INFORMATION including name, business name (if applicable), physical address, mailing address, telephone, and email. Teams must identify one artist to be DCA’s primary contact for the team, as well as contact information for each artist on the team.
STATEMENT OF INTEREST (PDF or DOC format only, 2 pages max) for creating public art murals for City walls.
CURRICULUM VITAE (PDF or DOC format only, 4 pages max); teams must submit a CV for each artist on the team.
TEN (10) IMAGES (JPG format only, 72 DPI min + 5 MB max per file) of completed artwork; image files must be named sequentially (i.e. 01, 02, 03…); teams may submit no more than ten images total. Each of the image files must include the title of the image, year, size, materials, and brief description. For any commissioned project(s), also include the client, budget, and location.

*Additional material included that is not requested by DCA will not be reviewed.

QUESTIONS
Please contact Jasmine Regala, Arts Associate, at 213-202-5544 or via email.

Job: Full-time Editorial Content Manager for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (New York, NY)

One of the world’s leading dance companies is seeking a self-motivated and detail-oriented team player with superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing and Creative Content, this position has a central role in Ailey’s digital and print communications. She/he will work with artists and staff from all areas of the organization, including its two performing companies – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II – as well as The Ailey School, Ailey Extension, and Ailey’s Arts In Education and Community Programs. Responsibilities include: • Working collaboratively with staff in all departments to develop content that reflects the multi-faceted nature of the Ailey organization and creates connections among program areas • Publishing relevant, original, high-quality content on Ailey’s social media channels, which currently include Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and Vimeo • Managing the work of other contributors to Ailey’s social media channels • Monitoring and responding to comments and questions posted on Ailey’s social media channels • Evaluating social media analytics on a regular basis to inform ongoing strategy • Working with Ailey’s digital marketing team to devise social media ad campaigns • Generating email content for monthly newsletters and targeted campaigns • Creating or updating content on Ailey’s website • Writing/editing content for Ailey print publications, including season brochures and souvenir programs • Ensuring consistency in ‘voice’ for all external communications; maintaining house style guide While primarily working Monday to Friday, the person who takes this job must be willing to monitor and respond on Ailey’s social media channels over the weekend. She/he must also be available to work at night for Ailey’s two New York gala benefits and some NYC performances, as needed. Experience and education: • At least 4 years of experience in copywriting/editing and/or social media • Prior experience at another non-profit preferred • Knowledge of and appreciation for dance in general and the Ailey organization in particular • Photoshop and video editing skills are a plus • Bachelor’s degree Compensation: Competitive salary with full benefits that include health/dental insurance, Flexible Spending Account, 403(b) retirement plan, and savings on transit/parking. Job starts Tuesday, January 3, 2017, with some days for transition to be arranged in December 2016.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

To apply for this position, please send the following to marketingjobs@alvinailey.org: • A cover letter summarizing your relevant experience • A one-page resume • Contact information for two references NOTE: Submissions will only be accepted via email; no phone calls or mail submissions. Also, due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to write back individually to everyone who sends in a resume. We will only be in contact if we think you are a strong candidate for this job.

Job: Part-time preparator for Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles, CA)

PREPARATOR - ART GALLERY (mid-Wilshire) hide this posting

compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.
employment type: part-time

Preparator (P/T) - Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Kayne Griffin Corcoran is seeking a professional, experienced part-time Preparator. 

Requirements:
Experience as a preparator in a gallery or museum
Experience handling art and with installation, packing and crating
Knowledge of and experience with AV setup
Construction capabilities
Professional appearance and demeanor
Flexible schedule
Must have a valid California Driver's license


Please email a resume, letter of interest, three references and salary history. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Residency: Chulitna Lodge Wilderness Retreat (Port Alsworth, AK)

Chulitna Lodge Artist-In-Residence Program seeks to provide the time, space, clarity, and facilities for all forms of creative professionals to make and meditate.

We encourage the gamut, from seasoned professionals to enthusiastic hobbyists, to apply for our various programs.

For more media on Chulitna Lodge and the residency program, look at our vlog:
www.chulitnalodge.com/videoblog

There is a complete wood-shop representing most every tool one would need.
Some Printmaking and Digital Photography facilities.
Welding and cutting tools.  (Metal can be flown in, or repurposed from appliances/equipment collected over Chulitna's 80+ years.)
Light is ample, as is space for painters.

Writers and researchers will find our library a great place to find everything from obscure local native legends, to biology, anatomy or taxa.
Musicians - Please do apply!!

Most any material needed can be flown in, given enough notice.

Fees

$800/week double occupancy cabin
$1300/week single occupancy cabin

Includes all expenses from arrival to departure
Special additional rates available for family and/or studio assistants
Staff members are available to help with any tool usage or technical assistance
24 hour studio access

Fellowships

Full scholarships include Room & Board plus flight from anywhere in the continental U.S. and commuter flight from Anchorage to Port Alsworth and require a minimum of 6 week commitment between June 1 and Sept 30.
Partial scholarships include Room & Board, but not transportation.
Work study options are also available.
All scholarship and work study artists are expected to participate in meal preperation, and clean up, and/or gardening.

Timeframe

Early summer is a fantastic beauty full of hope and spring blossoms.  Mid-Summer has great intensity with the midnight sun.  Late summer to fall brings salmon, the changing of the leaves, and Aurora Borealis.

Applications can be made on slideroom at the following link:

https://chulitnalodge.slideroom.com

Call for proposals, entry: Phantom Art Galleries (Wisconsin)

The Wisconsin Arts Board recognizes and encourages the potential of artists to help create healthy communities and vibrant downtown spaces. Because of this, the Wisconsin Arts Board developed the "Phantom Art Galleries – Wisconsin" Pilot Program, to encourage artists, arts professionals, and arts organizations to partner with downtown development entities (and vice versa) in order to revitalize their downtowns. Specifically, the program provides grant recipients with funding and technical assistance to turn vacant downtown storefronts into temporary art galleries. In doing so, the empty downtown spaces have been revitalized, and local/regional Wisconsin artists have access to non-traditional spaces in which to show their work.

From this program, we have seen much growth and positive outcome within the communities involved. We at the Arts Board, as well as our Phantom Art Galleries - Wisconsin grantees, hope to inspire more communities to create this dynamic partnership between their own local artists and downtown developers. Feel free to contact any of the involved organizations.  Each group is willing to discuss the creation, maintenance, and outcomes of their Phantom Art Gallery program, as well as tips for starting a similar program in your own downtown area!

Deadline: Open

More info:

(Edit: Link to Wisconsin Arts Board now fixed. Thanks, Jessica!)

Job: Part-time gallery assistant at LA Louver

Gallery Assistant (part-time, temporary)
L.A. Louver
Venice, CA
 

L.A. Louver is seeking a Gallery Assistant. This is a part-time (three days per week), temporary position (through February 2017).

We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate who is highly organized, has an innate eye for detail, and is technically inclined.

Duties will include digital file management, creating visual presentations (both electronic and hard copy), basic correspondence, and archival filing. Strong research and writing skills are also highly prized, as would an interest in assisting with our social media platforms.

The position requires excellent and proven skills in Photoshop and Acrobat skills; experience with image scanning; fluency in all things Mac (OS, iOS, all devices).

Please send cover letter and resume (both!) via PDF to work@lalouver.com. Qualified candidates will be contacted soon.

No phone calls, please.

Email:work@lalouver.com

Deadline: 11-18-2016

Job: Full-time stained glass artist (Seattle, WA)

Seattle Stained Glass
www.seattlestainedglass.com

Bob Bernstein
bob@seattlestainedglass.com
4258902357

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled

Job Type: Full time

Seattle Stained Glass is Seattle’s premier source for Stained Glass Window and door design, restoration, fabrication, and repair. We also produce applied lead insulated windows, custom sashes, and offer on-site repairs, installations and service.
Our company has been a fixture in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle for 40 years. We pride ourselves on our quality product design and manufacture.
We are currently hiring a fabrication artist. 
Job Description:
Perform restoration of historic windows, maintaining the original artistic intent. 
Build high quality products and repairs within the expectations of the quotation.
Perform on-site repairs and installation.
Assist with process development as we modernize our systems.
Skills:
You can recognize and employ best fabrication concepts
You are expert in the materials and processes used in stained glass manufacturing
You have experience with the methods of installing windows
You enjoy working with a small team of people
You enjoy looking at the way we work, and creating improvements

We offer competitive wages, and a great work environment. Employees may participate in a matching 401K plan, and receive partial compensation for medical insurance costs.

How to Apply

Please email Bob Bernstein, GM Seattle Stained Glass


 

Call for artists; Residency: City of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting proposals for its 2017-18 Artist in Residence (AIR) and City of LA (COLA) Master Artist Fellowship grants programs. 

The Artist in Residence RFP seeks community-based/teaching artists to coordinate multi-week participatory workshops culminating in group presentations in non-arts venues such as social service agencies. Artist In Residence Guidelines can be found here

The COLA Fellowship Program honors an assortment of Los Angeles' best contemporary artists. The awards allow accomplished artists to create new work while DCA organizes a museum exhibition, performing arts showcase, and an online catalog to document and market the selected artists and their new works as one cross-section of the exciting Los Angeles art scene. Guidelines can be found here

The submission deadline for both programs will be Friday, October 28, 2016

Request for Qualifications: Artist teams for the Rancho Cienega Sports Complex (Los Angeles, CA)


Rancho Cienega Sports Complex
CALL FOR PUBLIC PROGRAM PROVIDERS
CITY of LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT of CULTURAL AFFAIRS
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

PROJECT BACKGROUND
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is seeking artists and artist teams interested in creating a public art project for the new Rancho Cienega Sports Complex located at 5001 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles 90016, in the City’s 10th Council District, Councilmember Herb J. Wesson, Jr. The Rancho Cienega Sports Complex is being designed by the City’s Bureau of Engineering, Architectural Division, in conjunction with SPF:a Architects. The construction project includes
the replacement of the facility’s existing gym and pool structures, as well as upgrades to its infrastructure, parking lots, athletic elds, and landscaping. The architectural design was selected through a competition process, and incorporates simple modern and contemporary facades in a bar building arrangement that will aid in retaining the park’s landmark status in this region.
DESCRIPTION OF OPPORTUNITY
Located on roughly 28 acres in South LA, the majority of the Rancho Cienega Sports Complex is comprised of outdoor space almost exclusively dedicated to a range of competitive sports including baseball, basketball, football, handball, soccer, tennis, and track. Similarly, the site’s new indoor facilities—the replacement gym and pool structures—will be dedicated to basketball and swimming.
Through this RFQ, DCA’s Public Percent for Art program will commission an artist or artist team to transform a limited outdoor area within the Rancho Cienega Sports Complex into a flexible space for arts and cultural activities. 
SELECTION PROCESS
An artist selection committee comprised of, but not limited to, independent arts professionals and representatives of the Department of Recreation and Parks, adjacent communities, and architectural design team will convene to review the applications submitted in response to this RFQ. Upon review of all submissions, the committee will select up to five (5) artists to develop proposals and interview for the public art opportunity.
The artists/teams selected to develop project proposals for the Rancho Cienega Sports Complex may be required to attend a briefing meeting with the design team at the outset of the proposal development phase. Based upon proposal reviews and interviews, the artist selection committee will award one artist/team the site-specific public art commission. The commissioned proposal will need to be presented to the community and appropriate City agencies for review and approvals. The commissioned project will also be required to comply with all applicable City codes, such as those dealing with safety, accessibility, and seismic concerns.
ELIGIBILITY
This RFQ is open to professional artists and artist teams residing in the City of Los Angeles. Artists working in any media may apply, individually or as an artist team; artist teams may not change over the duration of the project. Artists residing in the neighborhoods directly served by the Rancho Cienega Sports Complex, including Leimert Park, Crenshaw District, West Adams, Exposition Park, Baldwin Hills, View Park, and Ladera Heights, are strongly encouraged to apply. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.
CRITERIA
Successful applicants will demonstrate the professional capacity to design and fabricate innovative permanent projects in coordination with City staff, engineers, general contractors, fabricators, and installers as needed. Applicants must also be available for multiple project meetings with the design team and/or principals of the project, the client department, the public, and other City agencies as required.
BUDGET
The maximum budget available for public art at the new Rancho Cienega Sports Complex is $185,320. This budget must cover all costs associated with the design, fabrication, and installation of the commissioned public art project including engineering and City permits as required, as well as any public programming associated with the artwork. The Rancho Cienega Sports Complex project is funded by the L.A. for Kids - Proposition K Program (Prop K), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Capital Expenditure Improvement Program (CIEP), and the Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles (MICLA).
 

DEADLINE
Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Late submissions are not accepted and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


HOW TO APPLY
Applications must be submitted via SlideRoom <culturela.slideroom.com> and a complete application must include all of the following:
1. CONTACT INFORMATION for artist(s); teams must provide contact information for each artist on the team, and one artist must be identi ed as the lead contact for the team.
2. STATEMENT OF INTEREST in creating a public art project for the new Rancho Cienega Sports Complex.
3. RÉSUMÉ/CV [PDF upload] for the artist; teams must submit a résumé/CV for each artist on the team.
4. PAST WORK [max 15 file uploads] may include images, video, and/or audio of of completed art projects, and information on project title, year, scale/dimensions, media/materials, and project concept must be provided for each as well as client, budget, and location, if applicable; artist teams are encouraged to include projects completed by the team.


QUESTIONS?
Contact DCA’s Public Art Division: email Martica Stork <martica.stork@lacity.org> or call
213 202-5544.
 

Request for Qualifications: Little Armenia Gateway (Los Angeles, CA)

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Los Angeles’ Little Armenia has long served as home to one of the largest Armenian populations in the region. To commemorate this rich history, the community desires to have a Gateway to honor the ancestry and culture of the Armenian community. The Gateway will signify a warm welcome to all visitors to Little Armenia and to the City of LA. Council District 13 is interested in placing the Little Armenia Gateway near the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard.  The Gateway will be a prominent visual symbol of mutual respect, serve as a cultural destination and contribute to the goal of creating a safer and livable neighborhood.
CRITERIA
Council District 13 and the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) are seeking artists interested in creating a gateway to celebrate the Armenian community in the City of Los Angeles. Artists must demonstrate the professional capacity to oversee the design, fabrication and installation of a cultural gateway in a public space. Artists must also demonstrate the ability to work in consultation with project teams, including architects, landscape architects, engineers, fabricators, and general contractors. The selected artist/artist team must be available for meetings with the principals of the project, City advisory committees, and the public.

Artists may apply individually or as a team.  Artists’ teams may not change over the life of the project. Up to five artists/artist teams will be selected to develop proposals for the project. Selected artists will be required to attend the mandatory site walk-through.
ELIGIBILITY
This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to professional artists/artist teams nationally and who live and work in the County of Los Angeles. Artists working in any media that have experience working in the public realm are encouraged to apply. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.
PROJECT BUDGETS
The budget for the project is $350,000. The budget is all-inclusive and must cover all expenses associated with the design, fabrication and installation of the gateway project. The City will prepare the site for the artist for the purpose of supporting and facilitating the implementation of the art project. Funding for the project is provided by the City of Los Angeles and from the Arts Development Fee Trust Fund.
SELECTION PROCESS
An artist selection panel may be composed of, but not limited to, arts professionals, a project engineer, representative of Council District 13, and a local community representative. The panel will review all applications and select up to five artists/artist teams based on their qualifications.The five finalists will each receive a $2,000 honorarium to develop a proposal. After presenting proposals to the selection panel, one artist/artist team will receive the commission based on proposal reviews and artist interviews.
HOW TO APPLY
All applications must be submitted electronically via Slide Room. Incomplete and late applications will be deemed ineligible and not be considered. Deadline to apply has been extended to October 14, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

A complete application must include:
1.ARTIST’S CONTACT INFORMATION including name, business name (if applicable), physical address, mailing address, telephone and email. Teams must identify one artist to be DCA’s primary contact for the team, as well as contact information for each artist on the team.
2.STATEMENT OF INTEREST(PDF or DOC format only, 2 pages max) for creating a gateway in Little Armenia, City of Los Angeles.
3.CURRICULUM VITAE(PDF or DOC format only, 4 pages max); teams must submit a CV for each artist on the team.
4.TEN (10) IMAGES(JPG format only, 72 DPI min + 5 MB max per file) of completed artwork; image files must be named sequentially (i.e. 01, 02, 03…); teams may submit no more than ten images total.
5.IMAGE LIST(PDF or DOC format only) numbered to correspond with each image file; provide the title, year, size, materials and brief description for each image; for any commissioned project(s), also include the client, budget and location.
*Additional material included that is not requested by DCA will not be reviewed.

Questions: Please contact Tania Picasso, Arts Manager at 213.202.5544 or dca.publicart@lacity.org
RIGHTS + RESPONSIBILITIES
The Department of Cultural Affairs reserves the right to decline all applications to this RFQ, and/or cancel this RFQ at any time. This RFQ is subject to the City’s Campaign Finance, Contractor Responsibility, Equal Benefits, Equal Opportunity, Living Wage, Minority / Women Business Enterprise and Slavery Disclosure Ordinances, as well as any other ordinances in effect in the City of Los Angeles. The pre-qualified roster of artists will be in place for a term of two (2) years from the date of selection.

Call for artists/performers: Wearable parade floats (Pasadena, CA)

Tote Your Float
A deconstructed parade of wearable floats
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Event: Saturday, March 11, 2017 (ArtNight Pasadena)
Location: Old Pasadena and environs, ending at the Armory Center for the Arts
Honorarium: $225 per artist/artist team – $550 maximum materials stipend, based on receipts
Contact: Grace Amemiya, Project Coordinator • grace@newtownarts.org

Project Overview

Tote Your Float puts a new spin on Pasadena’s famous high-budget, parade spectacles with a deconstructed parade through Old Pasadena. No street closures, massive motor-driven floats, passive seated spectators or marching bands. Instead, we will select 5-7 artists to CREATE, WEAR and WALK wearable floats on solo routes throughout this pedestrian district. Each “parade of one” will be dispersed at separate locations within designated parameters (see map below). The art float will proceed alone, separate from the other floats, interactively welcoming Pied Piper followers along the way. A meandering procession will form, as floats mingle and cross paths with other floats, briefly become a “floatilla” and finally to end the journey at the Armory Center for the Arts, with a celebration and exhibition of ‘parked’ floats for 3 days of public viewing. NewTown will document each float on its path to be viewed on our website, as a digital, virtual deconstructed parade.

Project Route(s)

Starting point: Old Pasadena. Floats may choose any route within the designated area (see map below), bordered by Pasadena Avenue, Arroyo Parkway, Del Mar Boulevard, and Walnut Street, including Central and Memorial Parks.
Destination: Armory Center for the Arts. Each float will proceed through Old Pasadena to continue on to the Armory Center for the Arts for a celebratory opening and weekend exhibition of floats.

Criteria for Selection

Artistic merit (highest priority): NewTown seeks conceptually strong work (thought-provoking, metaphorical, satirical, site-specific, mysterious, etc.) and highly inventive use of materials and structural designs, especially those that deconstruct, dismantle, detach. Floats can be worn by one person or multiple people moving in sync. They may incorporate analog or digital electronic devices, including interactive sensors, screens, pocket projectors, speakers for a sound component (or even Arduino wired lit skeletal framed ant umbrellas fuzzy caterpillar drink bars).
Collaborations between artists and/or non-artists are encouraged. For example, artists can team up with Cal Tech students, JPL scientists, architects, or their dog.
Interaction: We encourage INTERACTIVE floats. Be inventive in the ways your float will interact with passersby, the streets, and the destination sites.
Craftsmanship and Stability: We are seeking well-constructed, carefully thought-out work.

Float Requirements must be:

Original works designed specifically for Tote Your Float
Human propelled, walkable and wearable (wheels may only be secondary supports)
Maneuverable on a sidewalk through double doors, freight elevator, and maybe up stairs, if possibly reassembled modules for exhibition.
Horizontal orientation: longer than it is tall, allowing for pedestrian clearance
Weatherproof: be prepared for any type of weather including rain. They are called Floats, after all.
Interactive: consider that your unsuspecting pedestrian audience might be interacting with you and the float.

Audience:

NewTown is targeting Old Pasadena’s diverse population: Pasadena residents, shoppers, diners, retail and restaurant workers, tourists, homeless people, seminary students, civic employees, dog walkers, skaters and NewTown fans. Consider that you will have an unexpected audience, surprised to find the art.  Anyone, including children, could find possibly sensitive content or imagery.

To Apply: email all questions and materials listed below to Project Coordinator, Grace Amemiya @ grace@newtownarts.org by December 1, 2016.

1 – Resume and/or brief biography.

2 – One-page project proposal which includes:

Concept or theme
Choice of materials and/or technical elements
Interactivity and mobility properties
Collaborators or teammates, if relevant
How project relates to your past or current work, if relevant

3 – Up to 7 images of your past work indicating experience in related genres and ability to carry out the project. If this proposal takes you in a new direction, provide samples showing general skills, aesthetics and adaptability. Websites may be cited only as supplemental work samples, not sole documentation.

4 – Annotated image list.

5 – Maximum of 4 sketches, models, or renderings of proposed float.


Tote Your Float was made possible by a grant from Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.

Residency + stipend for working artist-parents: Womens Studio Workshop

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2016 midnite EST
Studio Disciplines: Intaglio, Letterpress, Papermaking, Screenprinting, Photography, Ceramics

The Parent Grant—made possible by new support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation—is a four-week residency for an artist with dependent child/children under the age of 15. Artists may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1000 childcare stipend, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

The $1000 childcare stipend can be used at the artist’s discretion, though a childcare plan must be submitted with the application. Possible childcare scenarios include:

Bringing a caregiver or partner to stay for the residency period;
Finding a childcare facility in the area (WSW has a resource list of professional, licensed child care centers. These facilities are generally open 7-5, Monday through Friday, and average $40-55/day.);
Locating individuals in the area who can provide child care (WSW can also assist with this);
Using the stipend to pay for child care at your family’s home base

If your child/children are coming with you, WSW can provide a two-bedroom apartment (with a single bed in each room) that has a bathroom and an open kitchen/living area where another bed can be placed. The maximum occupancy is three. Please note that, for safety reasons and to maintain a focused working environment, children cannot be in the studios where artists are working.

The residency in a nutshell:

Application due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by December 15
Residency length: 4 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, January – June or September – December

Application must include:

A current resume
A childcare plan, detailing your use of the $1000 stipend
A description of the project, including the studio you’d like to work in (no more than 200 words)
Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

https://womensstudioworkshop.submittable.com/submit/32992