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.

Grant Opportunities

A Blade of Grass Fellowships for Socially Engaged Art, Deadline: Nov 20 (Letters of Interest). Grants of up to $20K will be awarded in support of socially engaged projects that promote art as a catalyst for social change. Info & app
 
CEC ArtsLink Grant Opportunities for Artists & Arts Managers, Deadline: Dec 3. Grants of up to $5K will be awarded in support of independent projects by artists and arts managers. Info & app
 
NEH Grants for Scholarly Edition/Translation Projects, Deadline: Dec 9. Grants of up to $100K will be awarded to support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents that are of value to the humanities and are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Info & app
 
Heritage Preservation’s Collection Preservation Award, Deadline: Dec 15. The award is presented annually to an organization that has been exemplary in its commitment to the preservation and care of cultural property within the context of its broader mission. Info & app
 
Fleishhacker Foundation Grants for Bay Area Organization, Deadline: Jan 15. Grants of up to $10K will be awarded to Bay Area arts, dance, music, theater, visual arts, and film/media arts organizations with annual budgets between $100K and $750K. Info & app
 
Aaron Copland Fund for Music’s Contemporary American Music Recording Projects, Deadline: Jan 15. Grants of up to $20K will be awarded to projects that document and provide wider exposure for the music of contemporary American composers. Info & app
 

Residency Opportunity: Grand Central Art Center

Deadline: November 13, 2015

PROJECT SUMMARY

Community Engagement has partnered with California State University at Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) to enlist community-driven creatives* to respond to a call for proposals. 

*Creatives can be defined as community engagement leaders, artists, architects, urban community planners, etc. whose interests are in creating collaborative efforts promoting positive individual and community change. 

Specifically, the Creatives selected will be awarded a one-year opportunity to engage the residents of one of three low-income housing communities in Santa Ana, Calif. and Phoenix, Ariz. to ignite social change through sustainable practices and programs. The Creatives selected, individual and or collective groups, will be given housing (or a housing stipend), a working stipend, and a budget to execute their projects. 

For more information on how to apply, visit the Grand Central Art Center's website

Fellowship Opportunity: The Lighthouse Works


This is a fully funded six-week fellowship administered by The Lighthouse Works.  The fellowship provides room, board, and studio space on Fishers Island, NY and carries $1,750 in stipends.  We are currently accepting applications for the following two sessions:

Spring I : March 15 to April 26, 2016
Spring II : May 17th to June 28. 2016

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2015
Contact: Nate@thelighthouseworks.com with questions regarding the application

Opportunity: REDCAT's Studio

REDCAT is seeking original performance works for the next edition of Studio, REDCAT's quarterly series of new works in progress in dance, theater, multimedia and music. If you have a project 15 minutes or under and would like to be considered - apply now. 

Applications are due by 5:00PM: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
Showings are scheduled for: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015
Performance dates: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 at 8:30 PM & MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015 at 8:30PM
Visit our website to complete the online application. 
Help us spread the word by forwarding this call to fellow artists. 
For questions email: studio.redcat@calarts.edu

ABOUT STUDIO
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. 
 

Opportunity: Intern for Environmental Charter Middle School, Inglewood

Environmental Charter Middle School, Inglewood is looking for an intern or two to assist in our handwork/art class. The class is focused on art-making and art exploration that enriches the core curriculum of the school. Students learn about ancient art and make ancient art, they learn about early weaving techniques and they weave. It is a creative approach that requires a helpful and inspired individual who is at ease with early adolescents. Pre-service art educators are especially encouraged to apply. The classes meet Tuesday and Thursdays from 8-3:30, but part-time is also possible.

Please contact:
Beth Bernstein-Yamashiro, Ed.D., Principal
Environmental Charter Middle School, Inglewood
3600 West Imperial Hwy
Inglewood, CA 90303
310-793-0157
http://ecmsinglewood.org/
 

Job Opportunity: Director of Development & Communications at Visual Communications

Summary: The Director of Development & Communications is responsible for Visual Communications fundraising efforts as a mid-size, full service media arts organization focused on serving Asian Pacific American media arts and artists. S/he plans, directs, and implements a comprehensive development program that generates individual donors, foundation, government, and corporate support.
The job includes tasks pertaining to fund development, donor development and retention, grant administration (researching, writing, managing, and reporting), and marketing and communications. S/he will develop VC's individual and major donor plans that align with the Strategic Planning goals for the organization. S/he will also work closely with Program Staff in implementing fundraising and evaluation activities for our regular programs and will be a part of the core team during our annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • With the Executive Director and Board, builds and sustains relationships with current, new, and potential grant-giving organizations and individuals
  • Directs a fund development program that includes: a) government, foundation, and corporate gifts, b) special events, and c) major donors, individual giving, and planned giving
  • Oversees and implements development and communications strategies that will raise annual revenue, writes proposals and secures funding from corporate and foundation donors
  • Researches new grants and foundation initiatives, keeps current of funding trends
  • Manages and coordinates annual fundraising campaigns and events
  • Maintains an accurate grants calendar and shares this information weekly with the Executive Director
  • Guides individual donor campaigns, including membership renewals and special appeals
  • Updates organizational membership database – creates profiles that track donors and prospects
  • Assists with content development for the website, marketing materials, e-newsletters and social networking sites to ensure inclusion of donor-focused content
  • Supports personnel with marketing of VC programs, implements marketing strategies, generates audiences and increases memberships
  • Works with the VC Board to enhance development efforts and individual giving campaigns
  • Represents VC at public events, conferences, and screenings as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Personal commitment to goals and mission of Visual Communications a must
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in charitable fund development with proven results
  • Experience working with mid-size organizations with annual income of approximately $700k-$1m
  • Demonstrated success in successfully soliciting and securing major gifts from individuals
  • Demonstrated success in securing major annual gifts from foundations and corporations
  • Demonstrated success with grant writing, sponsorships, and special events
  • Demonstrated success in working as a member of a team and developing effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and donors
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Computer literacy and competency with electronic donor tracking systems
  • Ability to contribute to a supportive organizational culture (team-work, humor, flexibility, energy)
  • Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

Hours: full time, 40 hours/week, full health and dental benefits, three weeks of paid vacation per year
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to: Francis Cullado, Executive Director, Visual Communications at francis@vconline.org, www.vconline.org
Deadline: Please apply by October 1, 2015

Job Opportunity: Full-Time Program Associate, Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas is seeking a full-time Program Associate. This position will provide administrative support for our Fiscal Sponsorship program. It is an entry-level position that involves a great deal of front-line customer service. We have nearly 50,000 artists in our membership nationwide who come to us daily for guidance, assistance and support.

The successful candidate will be incredibly personable, have a cheerful disposition, a sense of humor, possess an incredible amount of patience (particularly as it relates to explaining the same information multiple times), and be able to operate and respond in a rapid-fire environment while remaining calm and collected. Candidates with a work history that includes retail or service positions where they provided stellar service in high-pressure, high-volume environments will likely excel.

The successful candidate will be someone who thrives in Fractured Atlas’s “work hard, live well” environment. Our organizational culture embraces people who:

  • Seek out challenging problems and relish opportunities to venture into unexplored territory.
  • Are entrepreneurial and comfortable with high-risk, high-impact efforts.
  • Are agile, creative problem solvers with an unsentimental focus on concrete results.
  • Invest their time in quality work and giving others their respect and support.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Front-line customer service for the Fiscal Sponsorship program: 
    • Educate members about fundraising in the arts,
    • Field general requests for information related to fiscal sponsorship,
    • Assist in investigating and remedying member concerns and complaints,
    • Process donations and fund release checks,
    • Review solicitation materials,
    • Contribute educational content to the newsletter and blog.
  • Assist with outreach events in the NYC area for programs and advocacy efforts and carry out special projects as they arise.
  • Assist Program Director with program development, expansion and technical enhancements.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • First-hand experience working in any artistic discipline is strongly preferred,
  • You must be comfortable on the phone, working in a fast-paced environment, and able to adapt to frequent, rapid changes,
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the following attributes: 
    • Love of Customer Service,
    • Self-motivated,
    • Creative problem solving skills,
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
    • An ability to give exceptional customer service when presented with challenging situations,
    • A strong attention to detail,
    • Well organized and able to manage responsibilities independently.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and experience with web-based software required. Previous experience with sophisticated information technology systems and arts administration is a plus.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

COMPENSATION

Starting salary is $41,336. Benefits include dental and health insurance, employer-contributed 401K plan, TransitChek, tuition reimbursement, ticket allowance, vacation, sick and personal days, and a casual but hard-working, friendly and supportive office environment. (We also have a SodaStream machine and multiple ways of making coffee.)

TO APPLY

To be considered for the position, please email all of the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to Tim Cynova, Deputy Director at jobs@fracturedatlas.org.  Include “Program Associate” as the email’s subject line.

  1. A substantive and original cover letter including your interest in the position and Fractured Atlas, the date you are available to start, and why we can’t live without you. (Please don’t send us a “Find & Replace” cover letter. It shows, and our eyes glaze over, which is not a good thing when we’re reading your letter.)
  2. A list of (3) professional references complete with phone number, email address, and explanation of the relationship. References will not be contacted without your prior consent.
  3. A résumé no longer than (2) pages outlining your educational and professional experience.
  4. The following writing assignment, no longer than (1) page: Please share your worst customer service experience. This should be a personal experience as a customer or as a customer service provider.

Incomplete submissions — including those failing to follow directions (seriously people, we’re looking for flawless attention to detail) — will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No calls please.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.fracturedatlas.org prior to submitting materials for consideration.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 18, 2015.

Opportunity: San Pedro Arts District

Call for Muralist proposals

The San Pedro Arts, Culture and Entertainment Committee and the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District’s Public Art Program seek muralist’s qualifications and proposed renderings for a project in the downtown San Pedro Arts District. 

Our mission is to promote San Pedro’s authentic arts, culture and entertainment character, through advocacy, marketing and education activities. Submissions should reflect thematic compatibility with San Pedro’s distinct cultural influences, our relationship to the ocean, be site specific and painted directly on the wall. 

The Arts District has set aside a $10,000 award for the winning muralist and will give a stipend for paint/materials. We will also prepare the wall with a coat of white paint and apply a graffiti coating after the mural is completed. 

The wall size is approximately 22 feet high by 101 feet long and is a rough brick exterior, located on the 7th street side of 439, 443, 445 and 461 West 6th Street. We encourage you to visit the site, but please do not disturb the tenants. 

After selecting the winning muralist, the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District, will keep all submissions in a registry for future projects. The selected muralist will be asked to create an art print of their rendering for future use by the Arts District. 

ELIGIBILITY 1) You must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to apply. 2) Muralists must demonstrate their ability to design and successfully execute large-scale, exterior, wall-based work. 

SELECTION CRITERIA
Your submission will be evaluated and scored by a Design Advisory Panel consisting of 8-10 local professional artists on the basis of the following criteria: 1) Artistic Quality 2) Technical Ability 3) Thematic Expression of San Pedro’s Environment, History and Culture 4) Community Engagement Approach and Experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE 
5:00pm - Friday, October 2nd, 2015

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW 
In downtown San Pedro, the arts and the waterfront are main motivators in the revitalization of the area. Projects and activities in the Port of LA and the Arts Culture and Entertainment (ACE) Committee seek to eliminate blight and provided physical, social, cultural and economic benefits that have transformed downtown San Pedro. The ACE Committee, administered by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, has spent much of $500,000 provided by the former LA Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). To date nearly $400,000 have gone directly to downtown artists and arts organizations boosting their marketing budgets and upgrading galleries and facades. Recently, the ACE Committee committed itself to transition from the CRA grant-dependent model to a new self-sustaining non-profit company, the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District. The goals of the new Arts District are to cultivate more sustaining partnerships; evolve the accomplishments of the past; generate new opportunities to support local arts, culture and entertainment; and fulfill the mission to nurture the cultural roots of San Pedro through arts advocacy, education and promotion. Among its goals, the Arts District is committed to fundraising and advocacy for a sustained schedule of Creative Place Making/Public Art projects, including painted wall murals within the downtown area of the Arts District. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please include the following with your submission: 1) Artist Statement: Brief descriptions of your work as an artist, your interest in and qualifications for this Public Art Program, as well as your experience and approach to working with other communities as a muralist. (Limited to 250 words) 2) Resume: A current resume. Artist teams or collaborative groups may submit a combined resume. 3) References: Name, address, email, and phone number for three (3) professional references. 4) Rendering of Proposed Mural: A full color rendering of your proposed design, in both an 8½ X 11 inch paper copy and in a PDF or JPEG format. 5) Images: At least 3 images of past mural artworks and/or a web site address highlighting your work. All image files should be in JPEG format, max 1240x1240 pixels, and should be titled: LastnameFirstname_IMAGE#.jpg (SmithJane_01.jpg). 6) Image List: Attach a document detailing information regarding each above work sample image including: - Title of Work - Dimensions - Medium - Year - Location (if applicable) - Three (3) sentence description 7) If you cannot submit an image of an existing mural, we recommend you produce one sample design for a hypothetical mural that reflects your style and imagery, in addition to images of your existing work. 8) Your Contact Information Name: Address: Email: Phone: Cell (and Home) 

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Provide all documents electronically in either Word or PDF files in addition to the jpeg files requested. Organize your materials in such a way that makes your submission easy to follow, and easy to read for those who will be viewing your materials. Please send complete submission to: jblahnik@sanpedrochamber.com

If for any reason, you cannot submit electronically, you may submit one (1) Original submission, five (5) paper copies, plus a CD or Flash Drive of your proposal submission to: Judith Blahnik, c/o San Pedro ACE Committee San Pedro Chamber of Commerce 390 W. 7th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 Deadline: ALL submissions are due on: Friday October 2nd, 2015, 5:00pm. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. For additional information, please contact: Linda Grimes, via email: llgrimes@ix.netcom.com

Linda Grimes, Managing Director, ACE Committee
www.SanPedroWaterfrontArtsDistrict.com

Job Opportunity: Vice President of External Relations, Japanese American National Museum

Based in Los Angeles’ historic Little Tokyo neighborhood, it has a nation-wide focus and international base of support. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum is recognized as one of the nations’ premier cultural museums. In 2010, the Japanese American National Museum was awarded America’s highest honor for museum, the National Medal from the IMLS. 
 
VP of External Relations is responsible for the strategic direction of the fundraising and communications activities of the National Museum which includes Institutional & Individual giving, Marketing & PR, Special Events and Development Support Units. Oversees the fundraising/communications plans and activities to enhance the organizations name recognition, fundraising efforts, projects and events that will attract donors and sponsors to advance the mission.   Graduate degree from an accredited college or university preferred. 
Minimum of ten years of proven and successful experience in developing and implementing significant administrative, marketing and fundraising efforts with increasing responsibility. Extensive experience gained in working for non-profit organization, museum experience preferred. Must have ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, volunteers, consultants and Board members with diverse backgrounds. Familiarity with both local and national Japanese American/Asian American community organizations, history, culture, current events and politics. Experience in Altru or similar fundraising software. Internet savvy, and familiarity with online foundation directories and using databases. Visit www.janm.org for full description and application form. EOE.
Benefits: M, D, V, FSA, ERISA 403(b), 12 holidays, sick/vacation time, parking, discounts in museum store and Chado tea room.
 
Submit: Cover Letter, application and résumé with salary history & references
Japanese American National Museum
Attn: Human Resources
Re: VP of External Relations
100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Email: hr@janm.org
Fax (213) 830-5673
 
No Phone Calls Please

Job Opportunity: Artist/Educators, Manhattan Beach Art Center

The City of Manhattan Beach Cultural Arts Division is looking for Artist/ Educators in two areas of concentration.
 
The Manhattan Beach Art Center has been funded to develop an Art Lab program for High School Students. Art Lab is designed as an in- depth art making program giving students a chance work in more of a collaborative studio environment. The program will be provided at no cost with all supplies included to approximately 20 students. The program will be held at the Manhattan Beach Art Center two days a week on Wednesdays (3:30-6:30) and Fridays (6:30-9:30). Artists/ Educators are encouraged to develop their own projects and work alongside students.  Artists/Educators  need to be familiar with a dynamic mentoring/ learning environment. Artist/ Educators should have experience in a variety of media. Two positions will be contracted, and one is designed as the lead. Contracts will be written for 10-12 hours per week (includes prep time). Compensation depends on experience.  Send Letter of interest and resume to Martin Betz at mbetz@citymb.info
 
The Manhattan Beach Live Oak Ceramics studio with be hiring contract Artists/Educators to teach classes in ceramics for youth and adults.
For more information contact Martin Betz at mbetz@citymb.info
 

Fellowship Opportunity: Harpo Foundation

The Chicago-based Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are under-recognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art.

The foundation's Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute was established in 2013 to provide an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist age 25 or older who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects. Artist fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a well-appointed room with private bath, a beautiful, well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend.

Founded in 1985, the Santa Fe Art Institute provides an opportunity for emerging artists to pursue creative projects without interruption. SFAI supports more than fifty residents a year and offers a cohesive, arts-focused environment that creates the ideal working conditions for resident artists. Living and studio space is located within a nearly 17,000-square-foot complex designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta that allows residents to be as interactive or private as they wish. There are no requirements on the work produced during their time at SFAI.

One fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging artist who demonstrates strong artistic ability and promise, as well as an evolving practice that is at a pivotal moment in its development.

For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellowship recipients, and application instructions, see the Harpo Foundation website.

Link to Complete RFP