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

https://womensstudioworkshop.submittable.com/submit/32992

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 kara@artpractical.com 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!

Eligibility
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 helloartistsup@gmail.com or visit www.artistsup.org 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
–CV
–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 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