Call for Writers: Paid Fellowship at Bitch Media for Feminist writers

Bitch Media, an independent, nonprofit feminist media organization now in its 20th year, is pleased to announce the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers, a series of three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. The program will be directed by Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler. 

Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful response to mainstream media and pop culture. We strive to be a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that welcomes complex arguments and refuses to ignore the contradictory and often uncomfortable realities of life in an unequivocally gendered world. We publish the award-winning magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, daily online articles and opinions, weekly podcasts, and offer lectures and workshops around the world through Bitch on Campus.

We are pleased to kick off the second year of our fellowship program. We seek fellows who are passionate, engaged, and interested in developing their unique voices for these four fellowships, each of which pay a stipend of $2,000 for the three-month period.

Fellows will work with Bitch Media during one of the following four quarters:

  • January 1 – March 30
  • April 1 – June 30
  • July 1 – September 30
  • October 1 – December 31

Fellows will work in one of four subject areas during the fellowship period:

  • Reproductive rights & justice
  • Pop-culture criticism
  • Technology
  • Global feminism 

During the 3-month fellowships, our fellows will:

  • Produce a minimum of six online articles for Bitch Media in the topic area of their fellowship. These pieces can take a variety of forms: reported, analytical, advocacy-focused, even infographic, and are least 600 words in length.
  • Produce at least one longform article to be published in the quarterly magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
  • Participate in biweekly discussions (by phone or Skype if fellows cannot meet in person) with the fellowship director and other members of the Bitch Media staff.
  • Receive mentorship and support in creating, shaping, and editing articles and blog posts.
  • Receive follow-up support with placing future articles and essays, and make great connections within the feminist-media community.
  • Have access to the Bitch Media library, which houses more than 2,000 books on feminist theory and activism; gender, race, and queer studies; pop-culture criticism, and social-justice history.
  • Receive a $2,000 stipend for the three-month fellowship.

Who should apply?

This fellowship was created in order to cultivate and amplify new voices. If you are a writer who has minimal publication experience, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are passionate about one of the above subject areas but do not have a history of writing or blogging about them, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are a writer still figuring out what subjects obsess you, we strongly encourage you to apply. 

This is not a full-time position, but an independent fellowship designed for writers who want to develop confident, well-rounded voices and are particularly interested in feminist criticism and mission-driven journalism. Fellows may be based globally, and U.S. citizenship or residence is not required to be a fellow. Writers who have contributed to Bitch before will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Bitch Media is an independent 501(c)3 organization and an equal-opportunity employer. We seek a variety of perspectives and encourage applications from qualified writers of any age, race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation. We hope that our fellows will be able to find a community among their co-fellows and the staff of Bitch Media.

Applications due September 15, 2016 and can be found here

Call for Art Writers: Peripheral Vision Arts

Peripheral Vision Arts advocates well-paid writing assignments for talented emerging and mid-career freelance art writers, critics, theorists, and art historians. We are seeking applications from US critics to write about US artists. We administer 4 Publication Fellowship cycles annually and 2 curated online exhibitions for which writers receive contract assignments. We pay $225 for an Interview and $300 for an Essay (average text length is 1750 words; average time commitment is 8 hours for an Interview, 12 hours for an Essay), with additional stipends for studio visits when possible, portfolio review, and curatorial duties. Writers may be offered assignments in their field of specialty and will be offered assignments as they become available. 

Emerging critics, art historians, and creators wishing to apply as Peripheral Vision Art Writers / Editors may complete the form below. Additionally, please submit a CV and two Writing Samples to Scott Gleeson at editor@peripheralvisionarts.org. The ideal candidates will possess an M.A. or Ph.D. in Art History and be fluent in modernist and contemporary art discourses. Art historians who have published in peer-reviewed academic journals or presented research at conferences are preferred. Practicing artists holding M.F.A. degrees who have prior critical publication or writing experience are also encouraged to apply. 

Writing Samples should included 1 full length seminar paper or dissertation/thesis of at least 16-25 pages, plus illustrations, and a 2-8 page bibliography. The second sample may be a presentation text, article publication, catalog essay. Exhibition reviews and blog posts will not be considered.

We are seeking US critics in the disciplines of abstract painting, textiles + fibers, sound, digital art, performance, intermedia, social practice, sculpture, architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, furniture design, graphic design, fashion design, and illustration.

Application due by 10/31/16

More information and apply: http://www.peripheralvisionarts.org/art-writer-application

Residency: Camera Obscura Art Lab Studio Residency, Santa Monica, CA

The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division seeks proposals from artists and artisans living in Los Angeles County for a studio residency spanning fourteen weeks, from January 4th to April 12th, 2017 at the Camera Obscura Art Lab in Palisades Park, Santa Monica. This residency offers artists a glass-walled studio with a spectacular ocean view in an iconic midcentury park building overlooking the Santa Monica Pier, four blocks away from the terminus of the Expo line. The City seeks artists whose work offers opportunity for sharing with the public through example and instruction. All disciplines and mediums will be considered. An honorarium of $1500 and use of the facility for a final exhibit/presentation is offered to the successful applicant. Notification of the selected resident will take place by early November, 2016.
Proposals due Thursday, October 27th by 5 PM
Info about the Art Lab at http://www.smgov.net/camera
 

Call for Proposals: Beyond The Box, utility box painting in Glendale, CA


BEYOND THE BOX Call For Artists
The Glendale Arts and Culture Commission has issued a call for artists to apply to paint murals on City of Glendale utility boxes on October 14, 2016. Utility box murals will be painted in downtown Glendale, on West Colorado Street between Louise Street and San Fernando Road, and on Glendale Avenue between Harvard Street and San Fernando Road. 

Interested artists must submit their applications by August 15, 2016, 

http://www.glendalearts.org/event/beyond-the-box-call-for-artists

Open call: Haskell Sculpture Initiative 2016, Jacksonville, FL


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Jacksonville
State: Florida
Entry Deadline: 9/2/16

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, on behalf of Preston H. Haskell, is soliciting qualifications submissions for permanent, contemporary outdoor sculptures in the 20' to 30' height range.  The sculptures, which will be commissioned based on selected artist qualifications, will be privately funded and located on private property in the downtown Jacksonville Florida area.  Experience in sculptures of this magnitude is mandatory.
 Artist teams are acceptable and encouraged. More info and apply here

Call for Proposals: Culver City 2017 Performing Arts Grant Application now open, Culver City, CA

2017 CULVER CITY PERFORMING ARTS GRANT APPLICATION RELEASED

CULVER CITY PERFORMING ARTS GRANT PROGRAM INVITES LA COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS ORGANIZATIONS TO APPLY
The application for the 2017 Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program has been released. Non-profit performing arts organizations interested in presenting performances in Culver City are eligible to apply. Please review the 2017 Grant Application Guidelines to determine whether your organization may be eligible. Applications are due on September 15, by 5:00pm.

An application workshop will be held on August 17, in the Veterans Memorial Building (4117 Overland, Ave, Culver City, CA 90230), to review this year's application process. Workshop attendance is highly recommended. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 310-253-6628 or emailing cultural.affairs@culvercity.org

About the Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program
Established in 1994, the Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program offers grants to non-profit performing arts organizations in Los Angeles County. Under the purview of the City Council and the Cultural Affairs Commission, the Performing Arts Grant Program is designed to support arts organizations and to bring distinguished cultural programming to Culver City. The amount of grant funding available is dependent upon the total deposits made into the City's Cultural Trust Fund each fiscal year. Additionally, the Performing Arts Grant Program is supported by a contribution from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Theatre, music, and dance performances may be presented. Performances must be available to the general public in a building/facility wholly or partially located in Culver City or controlled/owned by the City of Culver City. Funding may only be used for direct expenses related to the performance in Culver City. Additionally, applicant organizations must qualify as tax exempt as defined by the IRS at the time of application.

Visit the City of Culver City Performing Arts Grant<http://www.culvercity.org/how-do-i-/learn/performing-arts-grants> web page to view the 2017 application.
Please direct questions to City of Culver City Cultural Affairs staff at Cultural.Affairs@culvercity.org<mailto:Cultural.Affairs@culvercity.org> or call (310)253-6628.


 

Apply to LACE's Emerging Curators Program - November 1 Deadline, Los Angeles, CA


Request for Curatorial Proposals from Los Angeles-Based Practitioners for 2018 Presentation

LACE's annual Emerging Curators program is designed to discover curatorial talent in Los Angeles and give an opportunity for an emerging curator to partner with LACE. Applicants are reviewed by a panel that will recommend projects to the LACE team. For the second installment of LACE’s Emerging Curators Program one project will be selected for presentation in early 2017. The panel will select a compelling project that is consistent with LACE’s experimental spirit.

This year's review panelists include:
- Beatriz Cortez
- Dorit Cypis
- Lanka Tattersall
Read more about the panelists

It is expected that submissions may be very open in nature because of the generous planning time allotted. The LACE team will work with the selected Emerging Curator in developing the project as it evolves over the planning year, and to collaborate on programming to insure the work reaches its intended audiences. A stipend of $5,000 will be awarded to the selected curator to cover all production and curatorial expenses for the project. LACE will provide space, exhibition consultation, installation expertise and assistance, and marketing and promotion of the project.

Guidelines for Curatorial Proposals
- Applications may be submitted by an individual or curatorial team but must be based in the Los Angeles region
- Online applications only; no in-person submissions are accepted.
- Applicants are limited to one submission; there is no submission fee.
- Submissions must be consistent with LACE’s tradition of supporting experimental projects.
- Visuals are optional but encouraged; include PDFs or web links.
- Proposals are limited to a maximum one-page description.
- The panel may request the submission of additional materials at a later date.
How to Apply
Complete the brief application below and submit a maximum one-page description of your project.
Download the application by clicking here.

Calendar
November 1, 2016 – Deadline for submissions (Please submit no earlier than October 15)
March 1, 2017 – Applicants notified via email
January 2018 – Project presented by Emerging Curator

 To learn more, read about last year's Emerging Curators and their upcoming exhibition.
 

Call for Proposals - 2017 ACBH Group Exhibitions For the Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

The City of Santa Monica requests proposals for group exhibitions (with three or more artists) from emerging and established artists, photographers and artist groups/collectives based in the greater Southern California area. The exhibition display period is up to four months. The City will review eligible proposals and select up to four separate proposals for exhibitions through January 2018.
Due: Thursday August 25, 2016 by 5pm
View the call at: http://www.smgov.net/uploadedFiles/Portals/Culture/Public_Art_Program/2016%20-%202017%20Beach%20House%20RFP.pdf

At the Annenberg Community Beach House:
415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica CA 90402

www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/cultural-programs
www.facebook.com/AnnenbergBeachHouse

Call for Proposals: Inglewood Growing Artists Performed Projects (IGAPP); Inglewood, CA

VIEW MORE INFO AND APPLY TO THIS CALL


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Inglewood
State: California
Entry Deadline: 9/2/16
 

Local and national artists are invited to submit proposals for Inglewood Growing Artists’ Performed Projects (IGAPP) to create original performed or time-based artistic projects providing cultural and civic benefit to be presented in Inglewood. Two Proposals will be contracted for $12,500 each combined with up to 12 weeks use of Inglewood’s Willie Agee Playhouse for meetings, rehearsals, research, lectures or other project-related use at no cost to the Artist.

The Willie Agee Playhouse (formerly known as the Inglewood Playhouse) was recently remodeled and features a 55-seat venue with all new lighting and sound systems and kitchenette, dressing room, prop and costume storage and restroom. The Playhouse, located at 714 Warren Street, Inglewood, CA is the IGAPP 2016 primary creative studio and/or stage, presentation or rehearsal space.  A final presentation in or around the Playhouse is a requirement of the contract deliverables and must be free and appropriate for general audiences.

Call for Performers: Kaidan Project, Greater Los Angeles, CA

We are seeking fearless, Asian, Latina/o, African-American, mixed race and diverse artists to act, perform music, bring spirits to life, dance, puppeteer, sing, scare people and more in a site specific event currently titled Kaidan Project. Kaidan Project is as a collaboration between Rogue Artists Ensemble and East West Players with a script written by Naomi Iizuka and will be directed by Rogue Artistic Director Sean Cawelti. 


Kaidan Project will be a multi-sensory experience (sight, sound, smell) and will involve the Hyakumonagatari Kaidankai (the telling of 100 supernatural tales) a tradition dating back to 1660 and was also involved in Samurai Warrior endurance training. The experience will involve taking small groups of participants on a ‘ghost tour’ of Little Tokyo, while the 100 tales unexpectedly unfold around them, revealing a higher level of paranormal activity, resulting in a thrilling finale. This piece will not be for the faint of heart and will involve moments of sudden darkness, loud noises and frightening imagery. 


We are seeking artists to help with the development of Kaidan Project which begins this August with a reading in West Hollywood and continues Fall 2016 in a site-specific performance experiment in the Japanese Gardens in Van Nuys. There is a small honorarium for artists involved in both the reading and workshop and the hope is that participants will remain involved through the premiere of the work in Fall 2017. Kaidan Project will include community events/engagement examining the traditional ghost stories through a modern lens and will feature puppet, mask and traditional folk art workshops. 


‘Kaidan Project’ - dates and info
Reading - August 6th @ 8pm and 7th @ 2pm, 2016
City of West Hollywood - Plummer Park
Rehearsals August 1st - 6th 
Honorarium $50


Workshop - Fall 2016
Van Nuys - Japanese Garden
Honorarium $100


Additional workshops and rehearsals will be planned in preparation for the premiere in Fall 2017 in Little Tokyo. 


We are looking for a fearless diverse group of artists to realize this project: 
Any age or ethnicity
All experience levels in theater, music, performance art and artists who have performed at haunted houses or scare attractions
Artists that sing, dance or can play unique instruments
Great collaborators and artists who understand the challenges of creating a new work
Physical theater, movement (puppeteers, mask performers) experience preferred but not required
People interested in the paranormal


Submission Instructions: 
Fill out the form and submit - Photo, resume, brief introduction, share a favorite ghost story or experience you’ve had and why you are interested in this project. 


Submission Form - http://www.rogueartists.org/kaidan-project-artist-submission/ http://www.rogueartists.org/kaidan-project-artist-submission/ 


‘Kaidan Project’ is supported by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, City of West Hollywood Arts Commission, Japanese Garden in Van Nuys and the Jim Henson Foundation. 


Rogue Artists Ensemble - http://www.rogueartists.org http://www.rogueartists.org 
Rogue Artists Ensemble is a unique American theatre ensemble that is focused on design. Our original plays use an arsenal of international storytelling techniques which include puppets, masks, theatrical magic, projection, sophisticated technology, audio sampling, dance and more to create an unforgettable and totally different kind of experience for young and old alike. Our goal by using this varied approach is to attract a new generation of theatergoer who has come to expect more in this tech savvy world. 


East West Players - http://www.eastwestplayers.org http://www.eastwestplayers.org 

Established in 1965, East West Players has been hailed as the nation’s leading Asian American theater troupe for our award-winning productions that blend Eastern and Western movement, costumes, language, and music. EWP has premiered more than 100 plays and musicals about the Asian Pacific American experience and has held more than 1,000 readings and workshops. EWP continues to provide unique opportunities for Asian-American artists and is committed to advocating for more diverse representations of the Asian-American experience on TV and across all media. 

Call for Artists: "S/Election" group exhibition at LAMAG, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA

 

"S/Election"
October 16 to January 8, 2016
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 16

Democracy, citizenship, freedom.

Three years after the Civil War, the 14th Amendment was ratified to the Constitution. The second of three Reconstruction Era Amendments, it was set in place to grant citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States”. For the first time in American history this included people that were formerly bound by slavery which fundamentally changed the nation’s identity and civic discourse.

Today, citizenship is still evolving as it intersects a host of political issues such as voting rights, immigration reform, education, identity politics, criminal justice, etc. Considering the increase of mass protests throughout the nation, what does it mean to be an active citizen or to exercise your rights? What does the status of “citizen” imply to those that are disenfranchised, displaced, immigrants, or refugees? In what way does identity play into the privileges and/or duties of citizenship?

As we approach the election of our 45th president, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is seeking work that engages or is in response to citizenship and its contemporary relationship to the American political system. In doing so, the Gallery hopes to create a platform whereby the creative community can contribute, participate, and expand upon the complex nature of our government as it relates to the American people.

Apply here: http://www.lamag.org/?page_id=3353
View Guidelines: http://www.lamag.org/?page_id=2072

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Phone: 323/644-6269, Email: lamag@lacity.org, Website: lamag.org

Fellowship Opportunity: Armory Center for the Arts


Armory Center for the Arts is seeking visual artists to participate in nine-month Teaching Artist training and teaching program. The program involves learning to teach children and teens through gallery touring techniques and hands-on art making experiences in a contemporary art context. The Fellows participate in a series of training sessions throughout the first three months which emphasize innovative teaching methods, educational theory, and idea-based teaching processes. Fellows also receive one-on-one guidance and mentoring by experienced teaching artists as they learn about and assist in other Armory programs. 
Requirements: Graduate or post-graduate MFA students in visual art may apply. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Additionally, applicants would also have an interest or background in Math and/or Science education. 
Fellowship Period: September 2016 – June 2017
Commitment: Tuesday – Friday, 2 days a week (hours vary, approx. 8 hours per week) 
Award: $4000 per Fellowship
To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, artist statement, and a DVD with 20 images of your recent artwork to: 
Armory Center for the Arts
ATTN: Director of Education, Lorraine Cleary Dale
145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103
Deadline to Apply: June 10, 2016
Questions? Contact Lorraine Cleary Dale at lcleary@armoryarts.org.
 

Job Opportunity: Full-Time Program Coordinator, Theatre of Hearts/Youth First

A Career In Arts Education & Administration
Work in a creative environment at Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First, a mid-size non-profit arts education organization. The Program Coordinator works closely with the Executive Director on all aspects of program design, progress, and report.
 
Duties include, but are not limited to:
-designing residency plans to align with California Common Core and Visual and Performing Arts Content State Standards with Professional Artist Mentors;
-establishing and maintaining schedules and timelines for residencies, workshops, performances, grant applications, and grant reports;
-facilitating meetings with program sites, Professional Artist Mentors, and funders/clients;
-arranging collaborative meetings regarding programs and funding, and advocating for the organization’s brand during those meetings
 
The Program Coordinator is responsible for the following:
-overseeing recruiting of Professional Artist Mentors and maintaining artist resource files;
-maintaining a working knowledge of California Common Core and Visual and Performing Arts Content State Standards;
-overseeing program schedules, meetings, and other appointments and timelines through the organization’s Master Calendar;
-preparing grant proposals and reports, including overseeing program assessments, evaluations, and data entry;
-maintaining awareness of program budgets, artist contracts, site contracts, and grant agreements;
-preparing and submitting invoices
-assisting with organization events and PR, as-needed
-representing the organization at arts education events
 
The Program Coordinator must be/have:
-reliable, honest and a self-starter;
-excellent verbal, written, critical thinking and computer skills;
-willing to travel to various sites throughout Los Angeles County;
-extremely detail-oriented;
-excellent time-management skills;
-previous experience in arts administration;
-proficient Mac OS and MS Office applications
-a car, proof of current insurance, current valid Drivers License
-BA Degree and/or equivalent Professional Experience in a related field of study
 
A Plus:
-working knowledge of File Maker Pro, Constant Contact, Social Media
 
Only serious candidates need apply. Please review the Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First website before sending a response, starting in Mid-June 2016.
 
To Apply:
E-Mail cover letter and resume with ATTN: Executive Director
programcoordinator@theatreofhearts.org
NO PHONE CALLS, Please
 
Compensation based on experience
 

Opportunity: Current:LA

As part of CURRENT:LA Water - Public Art Biennial is a temporary public art initiative-, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is offering an open call opportunity for LA’s local neighborhoods to host or list concurrent events relating to water to create this summer’s dialogue on and around the topic of water. Your event will be considered for listing on the online calendar of citywide events that will take place during CURRENT:LA from July 16-August 14.
Events will be eligible to be listed on our website calendar, currentla.org, when the calendar launches in late June 2016.
Here are the requirements:
+ Events must be based in City of Los Angeles
+ Organization or group with a documented track record producing public events
+ Events must have a venue and permission to use it
+ Must include water as a theme or topic
+ Events can be ticketed or free
+ Events must be self-organized and self-funded
+ Event categories can include: ART, FILM, MUSIC, PERFORMANCE, LITERARY, WORKSHOP, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, MOBILE
Events are accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted for consideration no later than June 15, 2016. Submission of an event via this form does not guarantee listing on the CURRENT:LA website. We will let you know when your event is accepted.
Submit here 

 

Call For Proposals: Feminist Art Project Day @ CAA Conference 2017

 The 11th Annual Feminist Art Project Day of Panels at The College Art Association Conference
 
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: PANELS, PERFORMANCES, ROUNDTABLES AND CONVERSATIONS
 

Topic: Crossroads: Art + Native Feminism
Location: Museum of Arts and Design, New York City
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Submit proposals to: tfap2017@gmail.com
Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2016  
Coordinators: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Maria Hupfield, and Kat Griefen
    
Length/format of proposal: Include the names of the Indigenous knowledge carriers, the nations and communit(ies) speakers are accountable to, artists, art historians and/or curators you plan to include in the conversation/panel/performance as well as the topic(s) you wish to address. Submissions should be no more than 400 words. 

Crossroads: Art + Native Feminism is a dedicated day of panels including roundtables and discussions lead by Indigenous knowledge carriers, artists, community members, elders, academics and their accomplices on the topic of art and Native Feminism focused on North America. From the countless unnamed work produced by Native women and acquired by historical museums in service of colonial nation states around the world to Rebecca Belmore representing Canada at the Venice Biennale and Christi Belcourt's Anishinaabe Nation floral motif inspired designs on the haute couture runway of Valentino; Native women across the continent have a long established tradition in the visual arts that pushes against dominate patriarchal structures. Against the odds of systematic erasure of colonization and historically situated outside of mainstream Feminism the experience and knowledge of native women offer ranging perspectives conceptually better located at the center of the movement. Land recovery, self determination, and social relations based in respect and inherent dignity of all living beings from non-human to human, are a few examples that fluidity move across and between traditional and contemporary practices today. This call for proposals focuses on panels by and about indigenous women artists and their work from both in and outside the art gallery. 

Possible proposal topics may include colonial logics of gender, a history of mobilizing environment/social justice movements, new materialities and resurgent practices, trans-indigenous feminist standpoints, self-determination sovereignty or nationhood, modeling responsible approaches to collaboration, negotiating accountability and recognition within the gallery, empowerment through personal narratives, strategies to open/make space, survival throughout legacies of imperialism/institutionalized patriarchy/colonial hegemony, well-being and safety, reexamination of criminal jurisprudence, re-imagining native landscapes toward a Native feminist spacial practice, and violence perpetuated through erasures.

For more information about TFAP@CAA: http://feministartproject.rutgers.edu/tfap-at-caa/

Funding Opportunity: Alliance for California Traditional Arts


New funding opportunities from ACTA / Alliance for CA Traditional Arts for 2017 are available now!  
 
Visit www.actaonline.org to learn about:

  • Apprenticeship Program which contracts California-based master artists or culture-bearers for $3,000 to offer intensive one-on-one training for a specific art form to a qualified apprentice for six to twelve months.  Deadline is July 15, 2016
  • Living Cultures Grants Program: Grants up to $5,000 will support proposals that sustain and transmit traditional arts expressions and demonstrate impact on cultural communities. Open to organizations with budgets under $250,000.  If you have been awarded a LCGP grant for three consecutive years, we ask that you sit out one year before reapplying.  Deadline is July 15, 2016

 Free webinars:  May 31 & June 9 at 12 noon (English) and June 2, 6 p.m. (Spanish)
Sign up via email for instructions: actawebinars@gmail.com
Or call: 559-237-9812
 
Need more info or an application mailed to you? 559-237-9812 or info@actaonline.org
 

Opportunity: Residency


APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN - Associate Artist Residencies (AAR) 

The Associate Artist Residency programme allows international artists, curators, academics and arts writers to apply to Acme Studios for short-term (one, two or three months) London based professional development residencies.
 
Associate Artist Residencies provide individual mentoring for international artists, matching their skills and ambitions with contemporary galleries, curators, arts professionals, cultural organisations and leading artists in London. We create bespoke and stimulating residencies to push the boundaries of each artists’ work and to tap into the core of what makes London such an exciting international cultural centre.
 
Residencies can be developed around a particular project or conceived of as networking and contacts-focused. The programme is open to applicants resident in any country outside of England.
 
Please note that unless otherwise stated, artists will need to source their own funding for AAR opportunities and are usually funded by professional development or travel grants available in their home countries.
 
Applications received before 1 April 2016 will be considered for residencies taking place during 2017. Further information and AAR application forms can be downloaded from the Acme website.
 

Housing Opportunity: MacArthur Park

Applications are now available for The Paseo at Californian, located in Westlake near MacArthur Park. Eligibility is based on household income and other factors. The building is owned and managed by companies that are not affiliated with the Affordable Housing Partnership for Artists or The Actors Fund. The building will have its own eligibility criteria and application process. Applications must be mailed in and postmarked by February 26th in order to be entered in the lottery. Applications can be requested by mail at the address found here. Make sure you are ready!

Please review the informational website for The Paseo at Californian here.  You will find more information about income limits, amenities and the application process. 

Studio For Rent, Altadena

studio

ARK Gallery and Studios in Altadena will have Studio '3' available March 1st! Six month lease at $375 per month for 150 sq. ft. private studio (shared air above 8 ft. pony walls). No live in! Shared common area, kitchen, ADA compliant bathroom, HVAC, WIFI, alarm, security cameras all included. Please contact Kira at kira@kiravollman.com.

Opportunity: Current:LA

CITY of LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT of CULTURAL AFFAIRS

LOS ANGELES LAUNCHES FIRST PUBLIC ART BIENNIAL – SUMMER 2016

PUBLIC ART DIVISION - Request for Proposals (RFP)

DEADLINE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015

CURRENT: LA WATER

CALL FOR ARTISTS

 

BACKGROUND

Developed by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), CURRENT:LA is an ongoing, biannual temporary art initiative that aims to establish a new paradigm for public art in LA, one that is transformative and contributes to the creation of social capital and public discourse locally, nationally, and globally. CURRENT:LA seeks to maximize the potential for public art to create dialogue and help change how we understand and respond to issues, with an inaugural presentation in 2016 that will respond to the issue of water.

DESCRIPTION OF OPPORTUNITY

CURRENT:LA Water will establish the rst Public Art Biennial for Los Angeles. Led by DCA’s Public Art Division, the initiative will utilize public sites throughout LA for temporary public art projects that aim to generate civic discourse on the issue of water and allied topics such as infrastructure, drought, ecology and conservation, among others. CURRENT:LA Water will take place for one month in late summer 2016.

CRITERIA

DCA is seeking to award up to ten (10) temporary public art project commissions through this Request for Proposals (RFP).

Artists may apply individually or as a team; artist teams may not change over the life of the project. Each artist/team may submit only one (1) project proposal in response to this RFP. Artist/team proposal submissions should demonstrate the professional capacity to oversee the design, fabrication, installation and de-installation of temporary artworks in outdoor public space, and experience working in consultation with curators, project teams, City staff, technical professionals, governmental committees, and the public. Successful proposals will demonstrate artistic merit, conceptual strength, and inventive strategies for public engagement before and/or during the one-month presentation of CURRENT:LA Water.

ELIGIBILITY

This RFP is open to professional artists/teams living and working in the County of Los Angeles. Artists and artist teams pre-qualied for other DCA-administered public art opportunities are not prevented from applying to this RFP. Employees of the City of Los Angeles are ineligible to apply.

PROJECT BUDGET

The maximum budget for each project proposal is $20,000. The preliminary/itemized budget included in each proposal submission must cover all expenses required to execute the proposed project, inclusive of all costs for design, fabrication, installation, de-installation, insurance, and public engagement. CURRENT:LA Water is funded by DCA and Bloomberg Philanthropies through its Public Art Challenge initiative.

SELECTION PROCESS

A Curatorial Committee of Los Angeles-based professional curators will review the proposals submitted in response to this RFP. The Committee will assess all submitted proposals and select up to ten (10) artists/teams to be awarded a CURRENT:LA Water public art commission.

SITE NAME

Weddington Park / South

Origin of LA River

Grifth Observatory

Cheviot Hills Recreation Center

South Los Angeles Wetland Park

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

Ballona Wetlands

Bell Canyon Park

Banning’s Landing Community Center

NEIGHBORHOOD

Studio City

Canoga Park

Los Feliz

West LA

South Park

Ladera Heights

Playa del Rey

West Hills

Wilmington

POTENTIAL PROJECT SITES

Nine (9) sites have been shortlisted for CURRENT:LA Water. Proposal submissions must include a Preferred Site List that identifies three (3) of these sites as preferred for the proposed project. Artists/teams are encouraged to visit and/or research the shortlisted sites. Any site-related inquiries must be directed only to DCA; not to facility staff or other City agencies. All locations are subject to change subsequent to the commission of projects through this RFP.

1. CONTACT INFORMATION for artist submitting the proposal; artist teams must identify one artist as DCA’s primary contact and provide contact information for each member of the team;

2. STATEMENT OF INTEREST [max 500 words] in being part of CURRENT:LA Water;

3. PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION [max 750 words] including the proposed artwork concept, physical materials, and potential maintenance and/or security needs;

4. TIMELINE [max 250 words] for proposed project, indicating the approximate time required for proposal tenement, fabrication/production, installation, presentation, and de-installation, and during which project phase(s) public engagement would be implemented;

5. ITEMIZED BUDGET [PDF upload] including preliminary costs for all aspects of the proposed project;

6. PREFERRED SITE LIST [max 300 words] listing three (3) preferred sites for the project, each ranked rst, second, or third choice, and a statement that describes the reason(s) for these site preferences and how a site change would impact the proposal logistically and/or conceptually;

7. PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PLAN [max 500 words] describing public and/or community engagement strategies for the proposed project;

8. RÉSUMÉ/CV [PDF upload] for the artist; teams must submit a résumé/CV for each member of the team;

9. PROPOSED ARTWORK / MEDIA ITEMS [max five (5) file uploads] of images, video, and/or audio, including a description for each file and, if applicable, approximate dimensions;

10. PAST PROJECTS / MEDIA ITEMS [max fifteen (15) file uploads] of images, video, and/or audio, including title, year, dimensions, media/materials, and description for each file, as well as client, budget, and location if applicable; teams are encouraged to include projects completed by the team.

DEADLINE

Proposal submissions are due by 5P on Monday, November 16, 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted and incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

HOW TO APPLY

Proposals must be submitted via SlideRoom and a complete submission must include all of the following:

RIGHTS + RESPONSIBILITIES

DCA reserves the right to decline all applications to this RFP, and/or cancel this RFP at any time. This RFP is subject to the City’s Campaign Finance, Contractor Responsibility, Equal Benets, Equal Opportunity, Living Wage, Minority/Women Business Enterprise and Slavery Disclosure Ordinances, and any other ordinances in effect in the City of Los Angeles.

ABOUT DCA

DCA manages the City of LA’s public art 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 arts and youth arts and education programs, to stimulate and foster the creation of arts and cultural experiences throughout the diverse neighborhoods of LA.

QUESTIONS?

Contact DCA’s Public Art Division: email Paul Pescador <paul.pescador@lacity.org> or call 213-202-5544.