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. 

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:

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.


$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


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.


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:

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 Qualified candidates will be contacted soon.

No phone calls, please.

Deadline: 11-18-2016

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

Seattle Stained Glass

Bob Bernstein

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled

Job Type: Full time

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

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

How to Apply

Please email Bob Bernstein, GM Seattle Stained Glass


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

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

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

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

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

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

Rancho Cienega Sports Complex

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

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

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

Contact DCA’s Public Art Division: email Martica Stork <> or call
213 202-5544.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Project Overview

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

Project Route(s)

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

Criteria for Selection

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

Float Requirements must be:

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


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

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

1 – Resume and/or brief biography.

2 – One-page project proposal which includes:

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

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

4 – Annotated image list.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The residency in a nutshell:

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

Application must include:

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

Call for pitches: Art Practical's "Art and Citizenship"

Art Practical is seeking pitches for our fall 2016 thematic issue focused on the subject of art and citizenship. We are particularly interested in how citizenship relates to political and economic systems as they intersect with artistic practices, institutions, and diverse publics. We encourage thoughtful reportage and deep critical thinking around artistic production but also the lived experience of creative practitioners as civic leaders and community members.

We seek essays, interviews, and experimental prose that engage the multitude of ways art critics, artists, and writers approach the subject of art and citizenship. Art Practical respects academic forms and delights in sassy mainstream banter but solicits pitches that balance analytical research with an accessible tone.

Send your pitches to by September 26, 2016. Please use the subject line “Citizenship Pitch" and include topic idea (100-200 words), proposed article length/composition, and 2-3 writing samples (if you have not previously written for Daily Serving or Art Practical).

If your pitch is accepted an editor will be in touch to discuss details, deadlines, and writer's fee.

Art Practical is the leading magazine for the Bay Area visual arts, sparking dialogue in the community by providing nuanced critical commentary and formative public programming. Since its launch in October 2009, it has promoted the Bay Area's role in the international art scene, created an archive of its contemporary artistic practices, and fostered its artistic production through its publication. Our thematic issues have probed topics ranging from labor to poetry to punk rock. Contributors include Michelle Grabner, James Franco, Aruna D’Souza, Kevin Killian, and Constance Lewallen. Info here

Call for entry: Ceramic teabowls for Shimpo's Juried 2017 NCECA booth



SHIMPO CERAMICS is looking for teabowls to showcase in our booth at the 2017 NCECA Conference in Portland, OR.  Thirty teabowls will be selected for exhibit in the SHIMPO Booth where three winners will be announced!

This call is open to any ceramic artist 18 years or older, living in the United States or Canada.
Artists can submit 1 to 3 images of teabowls created in the last three years.

Entry Fee
There is NO fee to enter this call.

Important Dates:
Exhibition Dates: March 22nd – 25th, 2017
Entry Deadline: December 2nd, 2016
Juror Results: January 6th, 2017
Accepted Works to be Delivered to Shimpo by: February 17th, 2017

Best of Show and Runners Up Announcements: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

More info and application here

Grants: Grant LAB has $3000 up for artists residing in Washington state

Washington State, WA + Artists Up Grant LAB:

The Grant LAB is an experiment of Artists Up [a collaborative effort between the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, and Artist Trust], offering $3,000 awards to Washington State artists working in all disciplines, to enhance their creative process. Artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The Grant LAB is experimenting with grantmaking ideas and practices for greater access and equity to benefit ALL communities in Seattle, King County and Washington State. This support aims to enhance artist’s creative process. Awarded artists in all disciplines and cultural forms must offer an opportunity to share in-progress or finished work with the community. This can include an exhibit, installation, performance, reading, screening or collaborative presentation.

Deadline: September 28, 2016, 5:00pm
Eligibility: Artists residing in Washington State
Information: Email or visit for more information.

Residency: UNLV (Las Vegas, NV)

The Department of Art at the University of Nevada Las Vegas invites applications for two eight-week periods in its spring Artist in Residence Program. 

AIR schedule: January 16–March 12 (session 1) and March 13–May 13 (session 2)

The successful candidates will remain in residence throughout the tenure of each of two sessions, each teaching two seminars for advanced undergraduate and MFA students, perform studio visits and participate in critiques, and offer individualized mentorship for young and emerging artists in our programs. Studio space, as well as a 10,000 USD honorarium, will be provided for each position. Travel to and from Las Vegas, lodging, and other expenses are not included, and will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

With over 29,000 students and 14 colleges and professional schools, the University of Nevada Las Vegas is the premier research institution in this dynamic metropolitan area and stunning desert region. The UNLV Art Department offers BA, BFA and MFA degrees in Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking and Painting/Drawing, the BA degree in Art History, and a BS in Graphic Design & Media. The department serves over 600 undergraduate majors, as well as 12 graduate students in our unique and highly selective MFA program. We welcome proposals that complement our strong offerings in studio arts and art history. 

Applicants should be actively engaged in contemporary artistic practice, and show evidence of a national or international exhibition record. Applications from practitioners of studio disciplines, as well as art history and/or criticism are welcome. Writers, critics, and art historians are also encouraged to apply. MA, MFA, PhD or equivalent terminal degree required.

To apply, submit a single PDF File to include: 
–Cover letter
–Artist Statement
–Teaching philosophy
–Portfolio: ten images (individual file not exceed 100 DPI) from the recent works described with size and medium; art historians and writers: submit 10–15 pages writing sample.
–An abstract undergraduate & graduate seminar teaching proposals
–List of three references
Individual documents not to exceed a single page.
Follow-ups or added material will not be accepted.
Address applications to: 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
AIR Committee
Department of Art
4505 S Maryland Parkway Box
455002 Las Vegas, NV 89154-5002

Review of applications will begin October 7, 2016. Complete applications submitted by this date will receive full consideration. Due to the volume of submissions, application materials will not be returned. 

Call for submissions: City of Palo Alto Public Art Program (CA), prequalified artist pool

City of Palo Alto Public Art Program (CA), National Call for Submissions:  2016 – 2017 Prequalified Artist Pool

Deadline: September 9th, 2016, 5:00pm PST

The City of Palo Alto Public Art Program is inviting artists and artist teams working in a variety of media to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a prequalified artist pool for upcoming public art opportunities. Eligible applicants will be selected for the Prequalified Pool from which the Palo Alto Public Art Program staff will recommend appropriate applicants for a range of permanent and temporary public art opportunities throughout the City. Most public art commissions will be associated with municipal and private development projects as they arise throughout Palo Alto. Artists may submit existing artworks for consideration for temporary display within the City. Social practice and performance artists are also welcome to apply for temporary public art initiatives. Artists invited to be part of the Prequalified Pool will be selected based on appropriateness of their previous experience and artistic excellence. Some projects may also provide opportunities for an artist / artist team to work as part of a design team along with the project architect/designer.

Budget: Budgets for permanently sited work will range from $15,000 to approximately $300,000. The budgets are inclusive of artists fees, fees associated with design, fabrication, installation, and insurance provisions. Temporary public art budgets vary depending on the individual opportunity. Artists will be contacted prior to any selection panel process to confirm their interest and availability for a particular commission.

Eligibility: The call is open to all professional artists / artist teams over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Local artists residing in the Northern California Bay Area Region are strongly encouraged to apply, and may be given preference for projects with limited budgets. Any artists who apply as part of a team may not also apply as individual artists.

For full details and link to apply

Website link: 

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 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:

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

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,

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