Grants: Jim Henson Foundation is accepting letters of intent for Production, Workshop, and Family grants (National)

Description: The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. Production Grants of $7,000 are awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in the coming year. Workshop Grants of $3,000 are for the development and workshopping of these pieces. Workshop Grants and Production Grants can be combined over a two year period for the greatest benefit to the piece; keep in mind, however, that a Production Grant does not need to be proceeded by a Workshop grant and a Workshop Grant in no way ensures a future Production Grant.

Family Grants of $4,000 fund the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers. Please keep in mind that Family Grants will be evaluated by the same high artistic standards as works for adults.

Grants are made only for the development of new works of live puppet theater. The Foundation does not award funds for the presentation or remounting of existing work. Grants cannot be applied retroactively; substantial portions of a proposed project must take place after the funds are awarded. The foundation does not fund publications, parades, pageants, exhibitions, spectacle, festivals, film or television projects, projects for school credit, workshops, education or outreach activities, or purely digital performance.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: March 13, 2017

Jobs: Penn State is looking for a FT Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator

CURATOR AND EXHIBITIONS COORDINATOR

Campus/Location: University Park Campus

Date Announced: 02/22/2017

Date Closing: 02/28/2017

Job Number: 69392

Classification: Exempt

Work Unit: University Libraries

Department: Eberly Family Special Collections Library

DESCRIPTION

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek applications and nominations for the position of Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator. Under the direction of the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and Head of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, the person appointed to this three year fixed term faculty position will be responsible for creative exhibition planning, project management, coordinating related programming, and other associated activities to support our overall exhibition engagement with local and online audiences. She/he will have an opportunity to assume responsibility for developing collections in one or more topical area of strategic importance to the Special Collections Library. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity. The Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator: Oversees the Special Collections Library’s overall exhibitions program such that exhibitions encompass the rich resources held in the collections; are exhibited in engaging, educational, and varied ways; and, promote the collections’ historical significance, diversity of thought and voices, and institutional memory; Chairs the Special Collections Library Exhibits Committee to review proposed and develop new exhibition ideas, to coordinate and schedule Special Collections exhibits, and to work closely with curator(s) and related Libraries’ staff on planning, installing, and programming exhibitions; Serves as the Special Collections liaison to other library and university units engaged in exhibitions including, but not limited to, the Libraries’ Public Relations and Marketing department and the Palmer Museum of Art to support Penn State’s learning and teaching mission, faculty’s research, and land-grant status; Works with the Instruction & Outreach Archivist and Head of Research Services to use social media and perform other outreach activities as related to exhibitions; Plans and/or participates in events promoting the Special Collections Library’s exhibitions, such as tours or programs; Creates Special Collections Library promotional materials for exhibitions, such as brochures and catalogs; Serves on the Special Collections Library’s Collections Review Committee and assumes responsibility for developing collections in one or more topical area of strategic importance. General Duties: Provides reference service to faculty, students, and other researchers on a rotating basis, including occasional weekend duty; Supervises project staff, students, and interns as required; Completes special projects as assigned/directed; Participates in local, regional, or national professional organizations and enriches professional expertise by attending conferences and continuing education opportunities; Represents the Special Collections Library on relevant library committees, task forces. Qualifications: Required: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program, or a Master's degree in Information Science, Archival Science, or a related field, or applicable education and experience; Experience with special collections, ideally gained in an academic library setting; Familiarity and experience with current trends and practice for exhibitions with primary source materials; Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; Experience working with websites, blogs, and social media; Experience with cataloging systems and archival discovery tools; Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment Desirable Qualifications: Subject knowledge in one or more of the Special Collections Library’s primary collecting areas, such as modern American literature and history, labor history, women’s studies, or university history and experience curating and developing new collecting areas; 2-5 years experience curating dynamic exhibitions with special collections materials, including the management of exhibition workflows and related work. Special Collections Library: Consisting of over 225,000 volumes, strengths of the Library include Rare Book collections of English and American literature; art and architectural history; emblem books; the history of photography; works of Joseph Priestley; African-Americana and the African Diaspora; art education; utopian literature; and German literature in English translation. Literary manuscript collections include the papers of John O’Hara, Chip Kidd, and Kenneth Burke. Historical collections and labor archives document Pennsylvania social, political, and economic history with special emphasis devoted to labor, business, and the evolution of nineteenth and twentieth century industrial society. Core archival research collections include: the United Steelworkers of America, the United Mine Workers of America, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, Pennsylvania railroad records, and business ledgers documenting the early iron industry in central Pennsylvania. The papers of Pennsylvania political figures such as Governors William W. Scranton and Robert P. Casey, as well as Civil War era diaries and letter collections are also part of the Library. The official records maintained by the University Archives document the University’s 160+ year history and include university business records (paper and electronic), papers of Penn State presidents, faculty, and alumni, papers of numerous scholarly and professional associations and documentation of student organizations. The Library also manages an extensive sports archives, wide-ranging photograph and audio-visual collections, as well as the archives of choral music pioneer and entrepreneur, Fred Waring. For more information about the Special Collections Library visit https://libraries.psu.edu/specialcollections. University Libraries: The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries. The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day`s drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org. Compensation and Benefits: This is a three year fixed-term faculty position. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University. Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a resume or C.V. and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Jobs: UCLA is recruiting for FT Sculpture Lab Supervisor (Los Angeles, CA)

The Department of Art at UCLA is recruiting for a full-time, career Sculpture Lab Supervisor.

This position will be responsible for managing, supervising, technical instruction, safe operation, budget administration, security, use, and day-to-day functions of the Sculpture Lab, Metal Fabrication/Welding Lab, Mold Making Lab, Resource/Reference Area, and "White Room" Exhibition Space, along with each labs' specialized equipment and tools, for the Sculpture Area of the Art Department. Manager instructs and demonstrates the safe use of all fabrication lab equipment and facilities used by graduate and undergraduate students, and various faculty and staff members. Significant interaction with the department's graduate and undergraduate student population requires strong teaching skills. Expected to identify and understand an individual's arts-related research and provide appropriate advice about relevant artists, styles, and past/present references. Expected to identify and understand an individual's arts-related technical needs, giving appropriate advice, training and instruction about tools, methods, fabrication techniques, and materials used. Remain current and knowledgeable about current developments in the art world, especially the field of sculpture: theoretically, conceptually, and physically. Remain current and knowledgeable about new equipment (computer-operated mills, saws, welders, plasma cutters, and rapid proto-typing machinery, for example) and techniques related to sculpture production. Maintain inventory and checkout equipment, power/hand tools, and other supplies. Manage and coordinate support for Sculpture field trips, events, lectures, exhibitions, and special projects. Responsible for budget administration in the sculpture lab areas. Responsible for managing acquisitions and donations for the Resource/Reference Area and coordinate the maintenance and expansion of the Area's extensive slide and digital image collection. Develop and maintain resource disaster recovery and safety training plans for the all the machinery, equipment, tools, and other resources in the labs under supervision

Salary Range: $4,328-$6,960/month (based on experience)

Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2017.

Further information and online application can be found here

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

For more information about the Department of Art, see the website: http://www.art.ucla.edu

Jobs: Armory Seeks FT Communications Department Associate (Los Angeles, CA)

Under the supervision of our Communications Director, you will perform and support day-to-day graphic design, media production, administrative, and PR tasks at Armory Center for the Arts — a nonprofit, contemporary arts center in Old Town Pasadena. Ideal candidate is a relatively-recent design or communications/marketing graduate with 1-2 years relevant experience. In addition to media production, candidates who can also demonstrate superlative writing skills within a sales and marketing context are highly desirable. Learn more and apply here


 

Jobs: Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art (FT) at The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota, FL)

Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Sarasota, FL
Job Title: Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art

Job ID: 41140

Location: Sarasota, FL

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular This is a non-tenure track faculty position.

Anticipated hiring at the assistant or associate curatorial level.   

Responsibilities

Conceives, develops and implements exhibitions, performs scholarly research, teaches FSU courses, and assists with fund-raising and donor cultivation.

  • Conceives, develops, and implements a wide range of exhibitions (permanent collection focus, package, and partnered loan shows). Responsible for exhibition budgets, and the coordination of loan agreements and contracts.
  • Scholarly research and collection interpretation (including catalogues, gallery didactics, other printed materials, gallery talks and lectures) with the aims of engaging diverse audiences with Ringling's holdings and raising the Museum profile nationally and internationally. Build and sustain relationships with curators, academics, collectors and other art professionals. Actively seek opportunities for enriching collections and programs.
  • Teach courses in area of specialization at Florida State University. Assist in the FSU Museum Studies Certificate Program and undertake instruction in the curatorial studies part of this program. Work with the Museum's Education Department in creating programs for exhibitions, such as gallery lectures.
  • Assist with fund-raising, identification of potential funding sources, donor cultivation and stewardship, and grant proposal preparation. Works with all departments within the Museum to further institutional goals and mission.

Competencies

  • Effective Communication - Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with staff members, colleagues, public, collectors, etc.
  • Working Relationships - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with donors, major museums and galleries. Ability to work effectively with others at all levels, individually and as part of a team.
  • Meeting Deadlines - Ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Prioritize and Multi-task - Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments.
  • Equipment Operation - Knowledge of and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in area of work.         

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a related field with a high level if knowledge of Modern & Contemporary art and 2 to 3 years' curatorial experience.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.
  • Knowledge of AAM policies and procedures.               

Preferred

  • Ph.D. in Art History preferred plus 2 to 3 years' curatorial experience.
  • Fluency in at least one foreign language.

Department

The Ringling is a preeminent center for the arts, history, performance, and learning that is dedicated to bringing the past and contemporary culture to life through extraordinary visitor experiences. From its inception, The Ringling has joined the diverse visual traditions and theatrical spectacle of yesterday with the genre-defying global practitioners of today. A place of exploration, discovery and respite, The Ringling's campus in Sarasota, Florida (which includes the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, a historic home, an 18th-century theater and bayfront gardens) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the State Art Museum of Florida and part of Florida State University, The Ringling fulfills an important educational mission. The Ringling offers formal and informal programs of study serving as a major resource for students, scholars and lifelong learners of every age across the region, country, and around the world. For more information, please visit www.ringling.org

Contact Info

For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext. 2605 or employment@ringling.org.

Anticipated Salary Range 

$50,000 to $60,000; Compensatory with education and experience.

Criminal Background Check         

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.               

Open until filled

 

Residency: Choreographers wanted to Occupy Awesome Beach House (Santa Monica, CA)

The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division seeks applications from choreographers residing in Los Angeles County for an Artist Residency at the Annenberg Community Beach House at 415 Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. The Choreographer Residency offers a private office in the historic Marion Davies Guest House and access to designated open spaces of the Annenberg Community Beach House over a span of three weeks, September 18 to October 7, 2017, for the purpose of creating a work of outdoor performance and sharing their process and work with the public. Though the formal period of this residency begins in mid-September, the resident has access to an on-site office starting July 10, 2017. The resident is paid an honorarium of $3,500.
 
For more information download the Choreographer Residency call

Jobs: Curatorial Assistant (FT) at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA)

Provide high quality support for the Hammer's exhibitions, collections and curatorial projects. Develop, research, plan, and oversee complex, multi-faceted residencies, exhibitions, programs and events under the direction of lead curators. Carefully and thoughtfully organize all aspects of exhibitions and projects including initiations, approvals, budgets, contracts, correspondence, travel/hospitality, event logistics/technical requirements, communications, visitor experience, artist relationships, documentation, and other details as appropriate.

Initial four year appointment; with potential for renewal

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #25302. Please submit online application as instructed. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process.

 

Residency: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft seeks studio artists (Houston, TX)

The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is inviting applications for its 2017-18 Artist Residency Program.

From five to ten residencies of from three to twelve months will be awarded to craft artists working in wood, glass, metal, fiber, clay, or mixed media. Each artist will receive a $500 monthly stipend and a $300 quarterly housing/materials allowance. The residency also provides twenty-four-hour access to two-hundred-square-foot artist studios equipped with sinks, telephones, and wireless Internet access. In addition, a wide variety of resources and opportunities, including teaching assignments through HCCC and collaborative works with fellow residents, are also available.

During his or her residency, the artist's creative work is represented by HCCC and is considered for display in the Asher Sales Gallery. Additional opportunities include discussions with curators and gallery owners, exposure at HCCC events, and interactions with visiting art professionals; ongoing professional development; and a group exhibition at the end of residency cycle.

The application period opens January 1, 2017. Juried selection is based on the quality of creative work, the applicant's ability to interact with the public, his or her career direction, and program diversity. All applicants must be able to fulfill a program requirement of working in their studios twenty-four hours per week and at least two weekends per month during the center's public hours.

Accepted artists will be notified via e-mail in April.

For complete program guidelines, information about current and past residents, and application instructions, see the HCCC website.

Link to Complete RFP

Call for Entry: REDCAT needs original performance pieces from dancers, actors, and musicians (Los Angeles, CA)


REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, is seeking original performance pieces for the next edition of Studio, our quarterly series of new works-in-progress in dance, theater, multimedia and music.

Studio was created to give new artists an opportunity to hone their skills and offer established artists a chance to test new material and works-in-progress before an audience. A revolving panel of working artists curates each edition, selecting artists through a live showing process. If you have a project 15 minutes or under and would like to be considered, you can apply online.

DEADLINES
Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by 5pm
Showings: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Performances: Sunday, April 9 & Monday, April 10, 2017 at 8:30pm

TO APPLY
Please visit our website and complete the online application under About > Artist Opportunities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please send all questions to studio.redcat@calarts.edu.
 

Funding and Venue: Free Concerts in Public Sites (Los Angeles County)

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR FREE CONCERTS AT COMMUNITY VENUES THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Applications Now Open for Interested Organizations

Deadline is March 1, 2017

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is accepting applications from organizations seeking support for music programming at their facility or designated location. Applications for the Free Concerts in Public Sites program, eligibility information and program requirements are available at lacountyarts.org/funding/free-concerts https://www.lacountyarts.org/funding/free-concerts. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2017

With funding support from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Arts Commission administers the sponsorship of free concerts at community venues throughout Los Angeles County to provide access to quality music programming representing the diversity of County residents. Artists who perform as part of the Free Concerts in Public Sites program are chosen by the presenters from the Arts Commission’s Musicians Roster, which can be found at lacountyarts.org/musicians-roster https://www.lacountyarts.org/opportunities/musicians-roster

Featuring more than 100 Los Angeles County-based groups representing a range of musical styles, the Musicians Roster is comprised of artists chosen by a panel of experienced and respected music professionals. Criteria include artistic excellence, cultural diversity and the ability to work cooperatively with other organizations. The Roster represents a variety of musical genres, including African, classical, electronic, folk, jazz, Mexican, R&B, South American and many more. This online directory is accessible to the general public. 

For additional information about Free Concerts in Public Sites and other Arts Commission programs, visit lacountyarts.orghttps://t.e2ma.net/click/9os2v/hfiqmq/twjk4h

Grant: Alexia Foundation (Student and Professional grants awarded, various amounts)

The Alexia Foundation is accepting applications for Professional and Student Grants.

Description: The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities. See rules below for details on each.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: January 31, 2017 (Professional), February 14, 2017 (Student)

Grant: Open Meadows project support ($2000)

Open Meadows Foundation is accepting applications for project support.

Description: Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age or ability. It offers grants up to $2000 to projects that:

  • Are designed and implemented by women and girls
  • Reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization
  • Promote building community power
  • Have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding.

Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000. Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Workshop: Radical DIY Computing at The Armory (Pasadena, CA)

SUN JAN 22 2-4:30 PM  SKILL SHARE: RADICAL DIY COMPUTING AT THE ARMORY WITH LEE TUSMAN AND ECHO THEOHAR

We are learning to build a simple Linux computer from scratch using the new CHIP from Next Thing Co, including hardware, operating system and programs. As a backdrop to our hands-on building, we will also be learning about the open-source software movement as an alternative to corporate computing culture and as a tool for self and community-based empowerment. Come with ideas and questions around open-source art projects, security, gaming, activism, etc.

This event is free. The first 20 people to RSVP [info@sidestreet.org] will walk away with a handbuilt computer. Others will leave with a complete guide to building an open-source computer for under $50.

Rsvp on Facebook

Call for Entry: "Steeped" (Tulsa, OK)

Steeped: Call for Artists
 

108|Contemporary, in partnership with the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at The University of Tulsa, is issuing a call for artists to submit works to be included in an upcoming exhibition, Steeped: The Art of Tea.

This exhibition aims to look at the past, present, and future of tea as well as the way this distinctive drink has shaped our sense of personal, ethnic, and global identity. Some of themes that this show aims to explore are memory, community, relationship building, reinforcement of social development, social status, culture, and ceremony. Eligibility: This exhibition is open to individuals 18 years and older. Media is limited to 2- and 3-dimensional contemporary fine craft arts, such as, but not limited to: glass, fiber, metal, ceramics, wood, and mixed media. Installation work is encouraged. Work must be original and completed in the last two years and not have been shown in the Tulsa area. The work delivered must be the same work as submitted. Each artist may submit up to three works and up to two images for each work. There is no submission fee.

Entry Procedure: Artists must apply online.

The link to the submission form will be posted on January 5, 2017 at 108contemporary.org/steeped

Sales: 108|Contemporary will retain a 40% commission on all sales. It is not required that artwork be for sale.

Liability: The artist is responsible for safe delivery and timely pickup of work. 108|Contemporary will insure all work while in its possession. The artist is responsible for damage and/or loss after the pickup date.

Delivery: Artist is responsible for prompt delivery to the gallery during the delivery period. If work must be shipped, the artist is responsible for covering shipping to the gallery and 108|Contemporary will cover the return shipping.

Timeline: January 5, 2017 - February 5, 2017: Submissions accepted March 1, 2017: Artists Notified March 20-27, 2017: Artwork delivery April 7, 2017: Show opens May 21, 2017: Show closes May 22-23, 2017: Artwork pick up or shipped Deadline: 02-05-2017


Contact: Ellen McGivern
email: ellen@108contemporary.org
Phone: 918.895.6302
Website: www.108contemporary.org

Jobs: Programs Director (FT) at Heidi Duckler Dance Theater (Los Angeles, CA)

Position Description: HDDT seeks an experienced, highly-skilled Programs Director to join the company’s leadership team. Working closely with the Artistic/Executive Director, Strategic Director and Site Manager, the Programs Director is responsible for managing all of the company’s programs, educational activities (“Duck Ed”) and office operations. The Programs Director also supervises program staff and office interns. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is seeking a candidate with exceptional communication and organizational skills, leadership and management skills, and a passion for site-specific productions. 

Position reports to: Artistic/Executive Director

Principle Duties and Responsibilities: 

o Oversee and proactively drive forward all company programs, special events and Duck Ed activities in collaboration with the leadership team; serve as a thought-partner and visionary leader for the organization. 
o Supervise the Creative Engagement Associate, Site Manager, teaching artists, office interns, and documentation team at Duck Ed sites. 
o Manage, schedule, coordinate and execute season programming, including the educational Duck Ed season. Run production meetings and attend performances/events as needed in coordination with the Site Manager. 
o Cultivate and maintain new and existing partnerships with teachers, schools and community organizations; assist in researching new school sites, commissions and residency opportunities for the company. 
o In coordination with the Leadership Team, help develop and execute Duck Ed curricula, schedule and provide leadership and mentorship to teaching artists. 
o Develop each program budget and ensure all programs remain on schedule and on budget; conduct regular project budget reporting. 
o Assist in grant-writing and fundraising as needed. 

Required Qualifications: 

o Bilingual (must be fluent in English and Spanish) 
o Excellent communication and customer service skills. 
o Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. 
o Proficiency in project management & ticketing software (e.g. OvationTix, Square) preferred. 
o Ability to work collaboratively, multitask, work independently, supervise a team, and quickly shift with changing priorities. 
o Undergraduate college degree required. 
o Minimum 3-5 years of arts administration experience. 
o Own a car/valid driver license. 

Salary/Hours: The Programs Director will work full-time, M-F 9am-5pm, with occasional early morning on-site Duck Ed sessions, and occasional evening/weekend hours on-site for programs. Pay will be commensurate with experience. 

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@heididuckler.org. Include “Programs Director” in the subject line. 

Position open until filled. For hire beginning Mon, Jan 9, 2017. 


Company Description: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre creates innovative dance experiences in non-traditional places and provides learning opportunities in diverse neighborhoods. We invite our audience and artists to engage with one another and connect with their community in ways they have never experienced before. Founded in 1985, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is a nonprofit, site-specific dance performance company based in Los Angeles, California. 

Call for Entry: Joppa Hall Sculpture Garden (Bel Air, MD)

The Division of Visual, Performing and Applied Arts (VPAA) at Harford Community College, located in Bel Air, MD, is excited to invite artists working in any stable medium to apply for our outdoor Joppa Hall Sculpture Garden Call for Entries 2017-2018. Artists are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork to and from Harford Community College. There is no fee to apply to this call.

Please visit the website included for more details on how to apply.
Deadline: 03-15-2017
Harford Community College
Bel Air, MD

Contact: Brad Blair
Website: https://www.harford.edu/sculpturegarden

Request for Qualifications: Federal Inspection Services Facility at SD County Regional Airport (San Diego, CA)

SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY Federal Inspection Services Facility, Public Art Projects

Summary: The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority seeks statements of qualifications from artists or artist teams to develop and implement their design for the Federal Inspection Services Facility Public Art Opportunities at the San Diego International Airport.

Background & Project Overview: The Airport has experienced rapid growth in international arrivals in recent years as a result of free trade agreements and airline joint ventures.

Further, advances in aircraft technology have broadened San Diego’s opportunities for international air service. In order to respond to the rapid growth in international arrival activities anticipated in 2017 and beyond, SAN will re-conceive a Federal Inspection Services Facility (FIS)

that: adds greater flexibility; increases FIS capacity level; and utilizes the newest processing efficiency introduced by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Public Art Opportunities: The Authority has identified two public art opportunities for the FIS facility. Artists can submit a SOQ on one (1) of the following projects:

1. Glass Partition Wall Artwork: This opportunity is for an Artist or Artist team to design, fabricate and install an art glass treatment within an approximately 270’ long by 13’ high partition wall along the south edge of the baggage claim hall of the FIS facility. The glass artwork must be a functionally-integrated architectural element that brings color and vibrancy to the site while also acting as a translucent screening device. The artwork design may be composed of abstract elements or feature narrative content that unfolds across the width of the wall. The artwork will be visible from both the interior of the baggage claim hall and the exterior curbside area, particularly when illuminated at night.

The imagery that comprises the design should reflect a cohesive theme or approach.

The precise detail and coordination of integrating the art with the CBP requirements will be confirmed through close collaboration with the Authority’s design team.

Glass Partition Wall Artwork Estimated Budget: $900,000

Atrium Suspended Artwork: This is an opportunity for an Artist or Artist team to design, fabricate and install a suspended artwork within the “meeter/greeter” lobby of the FIS facility. The meeter/greeter area is where friends and loved ones await and unite with arriving international passengers. The artwork design should be light and airy, and communicate a sense of welcome and embrace reflective of the function of the site. The selected Artist may consider subtly activating the work with analog kinetic features or including integrated lighting elements. The artwork must be composed of high quality and durable materials that require minimal maintenance in this high traffic area.

Atrium Suspended Artwork Estimated Budget: $250,000

The two (2) Artists selected for these opportunities will collaborate closely with the Authority’s design team throughout the design, construction, and installation process.

To view and apply for this opportunity, applicants must be registered as a vendor. Visit arts.san.org/opportunities for detailed instructions.

For complete guidelines, eligibility, and to apply, visit san.org/business. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. (PST). 

Jobs: Gallery Coordinator at Pratt (FT)

POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for the daily operations of Schafler Gallery and President’s Office Gallery. Provides administrative support for the Director of Exhibitions and Assistant Director of Exhibitions. Maintains permanent collection.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Manages the daily operations of Schafler Gallery and the President’s Office Gallery.
* Trains and supervises student aides on how to serve as gallery monitors, assist with installation of exhibitions and office tasks, monitor safety of art work, anticipates and resolves security problems with individual art works for Brooklyn galleries.
* Prepares and drafts routine correspondence, answers general email inquiries.
* Assists the Director of Exhibitions and Assistant Director with administrative responsibilities including processing of invoices and purchase orders.
* Answers telephone and email inquiries on a regular basis; informs the Director and Assistant Director of any messages or queries requiring their response or immediate attention.
* Manage and care for the permanent collection under supervision of Assistant Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: 
BFA or BA required, with some studio art and art history classes preferred.

Experience: 
1-2 years office experience, preferably in an arts institution, gallery or museum.

Knowledge and Skills:
General office skills, basic budgeting, Mac computer savvy, internet research, some knowledge of contemporary art.

Other Skills: 
Knowledge of graphic design programs such as Photoshop, InDesign; interest in supervising/working with students; basic art handling helpful; knowledge of art installation; ability to lift 20 lbs. Demonstrated experience working effectively with a diverse population, as well as demonstrated sensitivity to cross cultural perspectives and experiences.

TO APPLY:
Please submit your cover letter, resume including salary history and requirements, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications are here

 

Request for Qualifications: City of San Diego Public Art Opportunity

Public Art Project
For International artists
City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

PUBLIC ART PROJECT OPPORTUNITY

EAST FORTUNA STAGING AREA FIELD STATION BUILDING PUBLIC ART PROJECT

Art Budget: Approximately $54,000

Eligibility: Any artist or artist team authorized to work in the U.S.

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 4:00 PM PST

The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the East Fortuna Staging Area Field Station Building Public Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and transport permanent, site-specific artwork for East Fortuna Staging Area Field Station Building and consult during installation of artwork at the site by the City.

Please visit the following link for more information: Request for Qualifications

Deadline: 01-12-2017
City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
San Diego, CA


Contact: John Mendivil
email: jmendivil@sandiego.gov
Phone: 619.533.3638
Website: http://www.sandiego.gov/arts-culture/publicart/artistopps.shtml

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