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

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