Call for Entry: Side Street Projects wants to get "Anchored" (Pasadena, CA)

Side Street Projects is requesting proposals for 'Public Anchors'. We will commission three site specific semi-permanent community engaged public art installations at our Mobile Headquarters between 9/4/17 and 3/1/18. The funding was received for installations at a new location, but our lease agreement has fallen through and we are actively seeking a new location in the neighborhood. We are seeking projects that address the themes of mobility and liminal space. The site is our mobile headquarters, and the projects must be able to move with the organization when a new location has been secured. Once we move they will be “anchored”.


Key Dates:
August 2nd 2017 7pm workshop at SSP mobile HQ. (Intersection of Canada and Casitas in Pasadena behind John Muir High School).  
August 28th 2017 12am proposals due

This project is funded through the generous support of the Pasadena Art Alliance whose mission is to: foster appreciation for contemporary visual arts in Southern California by supporting artists, exhibitions, educational programs and art-oriented, non-profit institutions.

Call for Entries: "Vladmir's Underpants" sonic and visual art needed (Pasadena, CA)

Vladimir’s Underpants

A sonic and media experience on the go
Deadline: September 16, 2017

  • Event: Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Location: Old Town Pasadena, CA, 3 public stairwells
  • Honorarium: $300 per artist
  • Contact: Leonard Rusch, Project Coordinator •

Project Overview

NewTown is pleased to announce the Open Call for Vladimir’s Underpants , a sonic and media exhibition in public stairwells of Old Town, Pasadena. It will provide a unique experience for pedestrians, afford invaluable exposure for the artists and provide an opportunity to pair up with a sonic or media artist to create a theater of sound and light in these distinctive spaces.

Project Guidelines

  • The work must be new, generated specifically for Vladimir’s Underpants
  • Both media and sonic artists will respond to the site and each other’s work and work may be inspired by Russian Constructivist themes of geometry, modernization, and progress.
  • We welcome acoustic works, vocal compositions, sound experiments, as well as digital/electronic/synthesized compositions. Small amps are acceptable for instruments, but may not be necessary in the intimate spaces.
  • Hand-held, cordless pocket projectors will be used for display , allowing maximum versatility and maneuverability.
  • You may submit alone and we will match you up with your partner, or you may find your own pair. NewTown will aid in smooth collaboration between all paired artists.
  • Map: The 3 stairwell exhibitions will be within easy walking distance from each other as a ‘stairwell crawl’ and displayed on a map for viewers/listeners to check out all 3 exhibits.
  • Special consideration will be given to works with: site-specificity: capitalizing on the unique geometries and dramatic acoustics of the stairwells collaboration and experimentation: inventive and welcoming collaborative concepts interaction: inventive ways the project and stairwell interact with passersby and participants


Old Town Pasadena is diverse with a mixed use of shoppers, diners, retail and restaurant workers, tourists, homeless people, skaters and NewTown fans. Please consider that your audience may include children, who could be sensitive to content or imagery.

To Apply

Email all questions and materials listed below to Project Coordinator, Leonard Rusch,, by September 15, 2017.

1 – Resume and/or brief biography.

2 – One-page project proposal which includes a description of the sonic or video work to be presented and how it will interact with the stairwell space.

3 – A short (2 + minutes) sampling of what the final work will be.

4 – Up to 7 audio samples, images or video links of your past work. Websites may be cited only as
supplemental work samples, not sole documentation

Call for Entry: Eleventh Temporary Public Art Exhibition (Blue Springs, Missouri)


Entry Deadline: 9/18/17
Days remaining to deadline: 35


Images - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 6 

Call to Artists for Public Art:  Eleventh Temporary Public Art Exhibition in Blue Springs, Missouri 64015

Issued by Public Art Commission, City of Blue Springs, Missouri on July 17, 2017

Application Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2017 by5:00PM Mountain Daylight Time 

Exhibition Overview.

The City of Blue Springs, Missouri established the Blue Springs Public Art Commission (PAC) in 2000 in order to enhance the artistic vitality of Blue Springs and to create a culturally rich community for citizens to live, work and shop. 

This is our eleventh year of offering a temporary exhibition of art, which will be entitled “CAPRICIOUS”.  This “Call to Artists” is seeking Artists wishing to be considered by the Selection Panel for this exhibit.  The “Call to Artists” is open to all professional artists over the age of eighteen. Emerging and professional artists are encouraged to apply. 

Four artists will be selected to provide a work of art for exterior display.  The four artworks will be placed along a major thoroughfare with sidewalk access to the sculptures. The “Capricious” exhibit will open on April 1, 2018 and be displayed through March 1, 2019.  In the past, one or more artworks have been purchased from each exhibition to remain in the City as permanent art. 

For this exhibit we are partnering with the Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department whose mission involves “creating outstanding recreational, cultural and natural experiences to enrich and enhance the quality of life for our community today and for future generations.”  In addition to the 13 parks throughout the community, the Department is widely acclaimed for its 35 miles of bike/walking trails spread throughout seven parks and three roadways in Blue Springs, encouraging positive lifestyle recreation for citizens and families. 

Display of artworks within the heart of the community helps fulfill the purposes of PAC while embracing and enhancing the Parks mission. By placing four sculptures along a portion of the bike/walking trail near several major shopping areas and local businesses, citizens will be able to participate in the cultural experience that public art provides. 

Due Date for Application:  Monday, September 18, 2017 by 5:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time 

Theme:  Any proposed artwork should relate to the artist’s conception of the exhibit theme of “Capricious” which consider concepts such as fun, whimsical, unusual, unpredictable, surprise, unexpected pleasure, and serendipity. 

Site:  The exhibition will be located along the southern corridor of Adams Dairy Parkway, just off Interstate 70, Exit 21, and near several shopping destinations. The artworks will be along the walking trail on the west side of the Parkway/ Check for information about the City and its recreational and cultural opportunities.  For photos of possible art sites, go to: 

Media:  Media can include, but are not limited to, bronze, stone, wood, metal, ceramics or other materials suitable for exterior display.  Kinetic or interactive art is encouraged.  Artworks should be appropriate in size and height to site. 

Compensation:  Each Artist will receive an honorarium of $2,500 for the 11-month exhibition.  Artists may offer their work for sale but PAC reserves the right of first refusal for any artwork purchase from the exhibit. If PAC chooses to purchase an artwork for permanent exhibit, the $2,500 will be credited toward the purchase price.  PAC will encourage the offer of sale to others if it does not choose to retain the art.  A limited travel allowance may be available depending on budget and travel requirements of the artist when installing art.  

Installation:  Artists are responsible for transporting, installing and removing the artwork after the exhibition.  Most installation costs regarding site preparation and some on-site equipment may be provided by PAC. Exterior artwork should be durable and require no maintenance during the 11-month exhibition period.  In western Missouri, heavy rains, high heat and humidity, high winds, and seasonal snow or freezing precipitation may occur, so consideration should be given to resistance to the effects of weather.  Attention to public safety issues and resistance to vandalism will also be important.  Approval of artwork will be contingent on satisfactorily addressing liability issues and assuring structural integrity. 

Installation and Exhibition Dates:  Installation of artwork will be between March 24 and March 31, 2018, as arranged between the Artist and PAC.  Exhibition will be from April 2, 2018 to March 1, 2019.

Promotion:  Each Artist will be interviewed and videotaped during installation for use by PAC in promotion of the “Capricious” exhibition.  Artists will receive brochures and a DVD about the artists and artworks of the display.   Artists will be invited to attend a dedication event for the exhibit during June, 2018.  Artworks will be promoted in local and regional publications and will be part of the City of Blue Springs website with photographs and a map of the location of each artwork.  

Selection Process:  An Artist Selection Panel composed of artists, art administrators and community residents will review all submissions meeting the application requirements and deadline. The four selected artists will be interviewed by phone by PAC to discuss their proposed artwork.  An illustration of the proposed piece or photograph of a pre-existing artwork must be provided for approval by PAC. Artworks that are offensive or politically motivated or those which do not meet community standards of decency will not be approved. Selected artists must enter into a contractual agreement approved by City of Blue Springs. The artist may request a specific site for an artwork but the decision will require the approval of PAC.  

Application Requirements:  Interested artists should submit the following to be considered:

  • Letter of interest. Please explain why you want to be considered for this exhibit.  Suggest your interpretation of how your art would fit the theme of the exhibit.
  • Current Resume. Include information and details about educational background, previous work, gallery showings, and past experience in public art exhibits.
  • Digital Images. A minimum of four and a maximum of six jpeg images representative of your body of work are required.  Also include with images: (1) title of work (2) dimensions of the work (3) materials used.  One additional video file is optional.
  • CAFÉ. Any questions regarding file preparation should be directed to the homepage of CAFÉ which is

Project Timeline:

September 18, 2017 Artist Applications due by 5:00 PM to CAFÉ

September 19, 2017 Jury process begins

September 27, 2017 Selection Panel meets to determine artists

October 5, 2017 Phone interview with selected artists

November 20, 2017 Contracts must be signed by artists and
returned to City

March 24 - March 31, 2018 Install artworks

April 2, 2018 - March 1, 2019 Exhibition of Artworks

June, 2018 Dedication Event (date TBD)

After March 1, 2019 Removal of Artworks

Questions: email Carol Reed at or phone 816-228-0137

Residency: The DoSeum has money for their artists-in-residence (San Antonio, TX)

The DoSeum seeks to partner with professional mid-career artists who revel in the challenges of creating socially engaged works of art that allow children and their families exposure to Contemporary Art. By interacting with the artist’s work, children will appreciate both artistic process and product permitting the experience to connect them, through the arts, with STEM and Literacy themes.

In particular, the 2018 Artist(s)-in-Residence will become key members of The DoSeum’s Tricentennial Team, and will contribute their work to our Summer 2018 Tricentennial exhibit. As the only museum poised to celebrate the 300 years of San Antonio with a forward look at the future, this exhibit will empower visitors to imagine their desired future, and then begin to practice the skills necessary to achieve their future. We are specifically looking for local and regional artists who are prepared to engage the public with experiences that help our guests reflect on what we all want for our future and what we can each contribute to building that future together.

Lots has been written about 21st Century skills-- that wide range of skills that we consider necessary for a happy and successful future. For the Tricentennial exhibit, these skills have been pared down to include the following ones that we wish to engage our guests with. Potential artist(s)-in-residence and their work should respond to one or some of these skills: Problem-solving, Maker-based and DIY approaches, Actions & Consequences, Forecasting, Decision Making, and Empathy.

Additional information that will aid in understanding what we have in store for our Tricentennial Exhibit are the following goals for the project. When visiting the exhibit, guests will:

*Understand how problems are solved in many different ways over time.
*Have imagined their vision of the future and seen this vision as important and relevant.
*Have collaborated and communicated together to create the best possible future.
*Have practiced the skills necessary to achieve their vision of the future.
*Feel empowered that their vision of the future could happen.
*Want to get involved with the city’s future through different organizations and civic participation.

Winning Projects

The DoSeum’s arts committee and staff will convene to review and select from the received proposals with the possibility of artists having the opportunity to present personally in front of a convened committee. We encourage ambitious, yet realistic, project proposals that aim to engage children and their families in ways that fulfill the museum’s mission and vision as well as the Tricentennial exhibition standards and objectives. The DoSeum highly encourages projects with components that promote thoughtful public impact, including a significant outreach or interactive component. This could range from visits to local schools, workshops, public lectures, or other interactions that engage public participation and further involve the public in the artist’s creative process and final product.

The DoSeum will value the proposals by assessing feasibility, alignment with museum’s Mission, Exhibition Policy and Educational focus selecting up to two final projects. The selected Artist(s)-in-Residence will receive an honorarium of up to $6,000.00 and production costs of up to $10,000.00 to aid them in the execution of their project(s). Upon contractual agreement, the artist(s) will have the fall of 2017 and the spring 2018 for design, prototyping, and production. Winning Artist Residents will be showcased within the Tricentennial Exhibit slated for the summer and fall of 2018 in our travelling exhibit gallery.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 25, 2017

More info and application here



Call for proposals: The City of Loveland has a new rec center and it needs 2D/Light 3D art (Loveland, CO)


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The City’s Visual Arts Commission seeks an Artist or Artist Team to create a vibrant two-dimensional work of art to be installed on the interior hallway wall(s) of the Chilson Recreation Center located at 700 East 4th Street in Loveland.  This hallway serves as a main connector to all areas of this very active, family-friendly recreational facility.  The location receives prime exposure to an average of 1,400 daily visitors. 

This project is open to any Artist or Artist Team with demonstrated experience in creating artworks of similar scale.  Artist(s) will be selected based upon a review of their past work.

Scope and Project Description
The Scope of Work would include the design and implementation of a completed work.  The artwork can be of any two- and/or three-dimensional material and may include any style; contemporary, traditional, abstract, etc.  The commission desires the artwork to meet the following requirements:

  • Utilize the theme of “Movement” (in its variety of interpretation)
  • Artwork to be colorful and vibrant
  • Reflect the activities within the space
  • Multi-generational and broad community appeal

If the artwork contains 3-D elements it must be lightweight and able to be securely fastened to the building’s structure.  All materials used for the artwork need to be durable and high-quality with the ability to withstand heavy pedestrian traffic.

During the fabrication process, the selected Artist(s) must include at least one hands-on educational component geared towards children.  Applicants must describe their experience and proposed method of working with children.  Depending upon needs for the workshop, space may be available within a City facility. 

Artist(s) will be required to enter into a City contract and provide all of their on-site equipment and supplies.  Artist(s) awarded this project will work closely with representatives from the City staff, the Visual Arts Commission and building owners to finalize the artistic design. The Artist(s) will work closely with City staff when coordinating activities. 

An all-inclusive budget of $15,000 has been allocated for this project.  The selected Artist(s) is responsible for all of their materials, supplies, fabrication processes and work at their own risk. The Artist(s) will be expected to carry their own general liability insurance.  The Artist(s) are responsible for the preparation of the installation site and installing the completed work. 

Application Process
All applications must be submitted through (the CAFÉ website at:  The deadline for submission Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Submission Requirements
Applicants must provide the following information:

  • Statement of intent for this project, timeline of project from time of design acceptance, artist statement and brief biography.  Please be sure to include your experience working with children and your approach to the educational workshop.
  • Current resume, including 3 professional references
  • Five images of completed large-scale work, similar in scope. Please include:  Title of artwork, medium, location and dimensions year of completion
  • Finalist(s) will be asked to provide a detailed all-inclusive budget, including but not limited to: materials, installation, labor, rental equipment, insurance, site prep, documentation, administration fee, artist fee, contingency, travel to and from site

Artwork Jury Process
Proposals will be juried by the Visual Arts Commission subcommittee, two representatives of the Recreation Center, and 2 community members. The jury may select up to three finalists, who will be invited to view the site with selection panel representatives.  Finalists will have three weeks to prepare a proposal, for which a $500 stipend will be provided post-presentation.

Staff Contact
Contact Suzanne Janssen, 970-962-2495 or, for questions pertaining to this Request for Qualifications.

Grant: The GRAMMY Museum has funds for audio preservation projects (Los Angeles)

GRAMMY Museum Grants Program

The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2018 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals for audio preservation projects, as well as scientific research efforts. The program's aim is to advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition.

Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy. To date, more than $7 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 400 recipients.

A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2018 GRAMMY Museum grant cycle, please visit The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.

Grant link:
Deadline: 10-01-2017

Call for Proposals: Alachua County Office of the Public Defender's new building is naked (Gainesville, FL)

The Alachua County Office of the Public Defender has recently completed construction of their new facility located at 151 SW 2nd Avenue in Gainesville Florida. (Exhibit A - location map) It is the hope that this project will enhance the visual quality of the area for users of the building and the general public using SW 2nd Avenue near Main Street and the County Courthouse. Gainesville’s downtown is a combination of a college town with emerging innovation technology commercial centers. The downtown area also has many cultural attributes and activities including art galleries, permanent public art featuring internationally recognized muralists, two nationally recognized street art festivals each year, and monthly art walks. It is the hope that this project and others similar to it will further enhance the cultural vitality of the downtown area.

The APPT is a citizen advisory board appointed by the City of Gainesville and Alachua County to manage and oversee the purchase of public art. These projects are funded from a percentage of construction costs of government facilities. The APPT is partnering with the Alachua County Public Defender’s Office to select works for installation. Members of the Alachua County Public Defender’s Office will serve as temporary Trust members for the duration of the project.

There are two exterior walls that would serve well for public art installations. One is a contiguous 3-paneled masonry wall located on the south of the entrance courtyard (Exhibit B Dimensions of the Contiguous Courtyard Walls) and another is the masonry wall adjacent to the building’s main entry and area immediately in front of it (Exhibit C Dimensions of the Entrance Wall Adjacent Entry) (Exhibit D Photographs of both locations).

This call is open to all artists and artists teams, regardless of location, but regional artists are strongly encouraged to participate and will be awarded additional points in the selection process. Regional artists are defined as artists living within a 100 mile radius of Gainesville city limits.

Artists or artist teams are asked to propose works for one or both of the locations. The proposal may include complimentary works that can be installed on both sites. The proposals must be suitable to the scale of pedestrians as well as slower speed traffic traveling along SW 2nd Avenue. The sites are limited in space and heavy traffic is expected, so the Trust will consider proposals that do not impede circulation of the space.

The works should be created of material appropriate to an outdoor environment, must be of suitable construction that will last with minimal maintenance and be appropriate for public viewing. Gainesville, Florida is hot and humid with intense sun and seasonal heavy rain in the summer and the temperature can be in the teens in the winter. Problems with rust and fading should be avoided. Resistance to hurricane force winds is important. The exterior sites for the project will be well traversed and must be of materials that are vandal resistant. Projects must also consider the safety of pedestrians.

Pieces will be selected based on these criteria and at the discretion of the Art in Public Places Trust.

The total project budget for services rendered will include $25,000.00 that will be divided at the discretion of the Trust between the two sites. An honorarium of $500 will be paid to the project finalists to help defray travel or proposal development expenses. Site visitation in advance of the finalists’ presentations to the APPT is encouraged and it is recommended that finalists present in person.

Monday, August 4, 2017, 5:00 PM — Artist will submit their proposals.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 — Finalists will be selected and notified.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 3:30-6:00 PM — Finalists or their representatives are invited to present site specific proposals at the proposal review meeting at the Historic Thomas Center.

Wednesday, September 15, 2017 — Selected artists will be notified and installations will begin.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 — Art will be completely installed.

A detailed agenda with presentation times will follow as the meeting grows closer. If you are unable to attend the meeting, we can present a PowerPoint of your proposal with you included via Skype or by phone.

1. A current professional resume.

2. Your proposal(s) for the Alachua County Public Defender’s Office project, which must include the following:

  • Written description and concept of the work(s) and its intended relationship to the goals of the pieces set forth in this request.
  • Description of the medium, including all materials and the origin of the materials.
  • Description of the method of construction and installation.
  • Dimensions of the work.
  • Scale drawings and/or model of the sculpture (if model, include a photograph or sketch of the model) and installation details.
  • A projected timeline of completion and installation of work.

3. A detailed budget for your proposed artwork, including installation costs and liability insurance for yourself (and assistants, if any) during the installation. Your budget must also provide for publication quality photography of the completed work (to be submitted after installation), in the form of digital images on a CD, flash drive or sent electronically.

Artist proposals and support materials will be reviewed by the Gainesville/Alachua County Art in Public Places Trust Advisory Board selection committee. The selection committee consists of the APPT Advisory Board and Alachua County Public Defender’s Office project representatives (who serve as temporary members of the Trust).

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for information on completing and sending applications.

Russell Etling, Cultural Affairs Manager
Office: (352) 393-8532
Cell: (352) 316-4628

Mailing for boxes or three-dimensional packaging should be addressed to:
Art in Public Places Trust
City of Gainesville PRCA
Thomas Center-Building A-Rm. 209
Gainesville, FL 32601
Attn: Russell Etling, Office of the Public Defender Project

Grant: The Biller Family Foundation has funding for theater grants (Regional)

Theatre Enrichment Grant Program
Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation

The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of our second cycle of theater grants for 2017. Our theater enrichment grant program provides production-specific support for musicals or plays that tackle social issues in an innovative, inspiring, and educational manner. 

Any organization located in Alaska, California, Oregon, or Washington that meets the eligibility requirements can apply. Because you support organizations in these states, we are reaching out to ask for your help in publicizing this opportunity. Sharing this email, posting about the grant in your community, or sharing our social media posts on Facebook and Twitter with your audience are all ways you can help.

The Foundation's theater enrichment grant program supports organizations with 501(c)(3) status, at least two consecutive years of operating history, and a mission to produce or present theater. Funds can cover artistic, production, and overhead expenses for one production to occur between December 1, 2017 and November 30, 2018. This announcement coincides with the release of an initial application, which is due on August 4, 2017. Interested organizations can join the Foundation for an information session on July 25, 2017. Please see our website for further details.
Grant link:
Deadline: 08-04-2017

Call for Entry: "Child's Play" at The Vast Lab (Los Angeles)

Child’s Play – September 2017

Lay belly flat to the ground. Look around the room from under your table. Rediscover the perspective that often gets lost over the years. A perspective of innocence … wonder … fear … excitement … intrigue … absurdity.

Child’s Play is open to Artists over 18. Work can utilize any medium (Visual, Audio, Story, & Technology).

Accepted work will be exhibited at The Vast Lab from the 21st September to 15 October, 2017, and all work will be for sale unless otherwise arranged.

Submit your work here: or email for more details.

Works must be wall mountable and ready to hang.
Work may be free-standing. All sizes will be considered. 
All works must be dropped off and picked up. No shipping.

Deadline for Entries: September 10th, 2017
Acceptance: will be provided via email no later than Friday September 15th
Drop off: September 18th, 3-7pm
Opening Reception: September 21st, 2017 7pm
Exhibition on view: September 21st to October 15th
Closing Reception: October 15th, 2-4pm
Pick up artwork: October 16th, 3-7pm

Call for Proposals: The Annenberg Community Beach House needs group show proposals (Santa Monica, CA)

The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division seeks proposals for two current opportunities:

Call For Group Exhibition Proposals

For the exhibition program at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Proposals for group exhibitions (with three or more artists) from emerging and established artists, photographers and artist groups/collectives, based in Los Angeles County, will be considered. The exhibition period is four months. Proposals for solo shows and by artists outside Los Angeles County will not be considered. Up to three proposals for exhibitions in the time frames of: January - April 2018, May - August 2018, and September - December 2018 will be chosen, with exact dates to be determined.


Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017 by 10:59pm PST

Job: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is looking for Site/Stage Managers and Tech Crew for upcoming 2017/18 (Los Angeles)

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is looking for Site/Stage Managers and Tech
Crew for upcoming 2017/18 performances. Performance locations include
Culver City, West Hollywood, Glendale, Pasadena, San Bernardino, San Pedro
and downtown LA.

Site/Stage Manager Duties Include:

- Point person for venue communications
- Coordinating load in and load out of equipment
- Making sure that the director, cast and crew have everything they need
to make the production run smoothly
- Working with designers to arrange costume fittings, set designs,
sound, lighting and props
- Keeping a record (the Prompt Script or Book) of any changes in the
production – sets, lighting, sound, costumes and props
- Managing the crew and cast during performances
- Giving cues to dancers, lighting and sound technicians
- Supervising the setting up and taking down of the set and equipment
before and after the performance

Tech Crew Duties Include:

- Assist with load in and load out of equipment
- Assist Programs Director, Site/Stage Manager, Lighting Designer and
Sound Technician as needed
- Will be lifting heavy equipment

Please email cover letter and resume to Programs Director, Raphaelle Ziemba

Job: Pepperdine needs a FT Marketing and Publicity Manager for their Center for the Arts (Malibu, CA)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University invites
applications for a full-time Publicity and Marketing Manager. Pepperdine
University is a private Christian university in Malibu, California where
“students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.”
The Center for the Arts includes the 450-seat Smothers Theatre, the
118-seat Raitt Recital Hall, the 100-seat Lindhurst Theatre, and the
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.

The Publicity and Marketing Manager publicizes, markets, and promotes
performances and exhibitions at the Center for the Arts, securing an
audience of more than 50,000 people each year for artistic engagement at
Pepperdine. In addition to providing publicity support for professional
presentations, the Publicity Manager also provides significant design and
editing support for Fine Arts division events and performances.

The person in this position must have excellent writing skills as well as
strong design skills. Each day, the person in this position will support a
myriad of events and performances at the Center for the Arts and the Fine
Arts division by creating and disseminating brochures, calendars, ads,
posters, press release, and programs. The person must be a self-starter,
and able to track timelines and schedules for a variety of events each year.

Salary $21-$23 per hour, plus benefits.

For more information or to apply, visit and search for
job number 496020.

Rebecca Carson, Managing Director
Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4558

Residency: The Main Museum has five new studio spaces available (Los Angeles)

The Main Museum in downtown Los Angeles will open five new studio spaces in January 2018 for our artist-in-residence program. With studios located onsite at the museum and monthly honoraria offered to participating artists, our expanded interdisciplinary residency program, which formalizes facets of the current program, furthers The Main's central mission of supporting practicing Los Angeles-based artists.

A variety of disciplines are accepted for the program, which can last anywhere from three to nine months. Artists are invited to use the space as they wish, with no expectation of producing new work, although some residencies may result in exhibitions or public programs.

Applications are accepted now through October 2, 2017 for residencies beginning in January 2018.

More information about the program and how to apply:

Please share the information along to your networks and to anyone you think would be interested in applying.

Thank you,

Samantha Ayson

Marketing & Communications Manager
The Main Museum
411 S . Main St. M-100
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Job: REDCAT seeks Gallery Attendant Staff (PT) (Los Angeles)

REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater and Gallery, seeks Gallery Attendant Staff for its experimental 3000 sq ft space. Located in downtown Los Angeles and part of the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, REDCAT is an interdisciplinary arts center presenting influential new works in the performing, visual and media arts. 

REDCAT is an initiative of the California Institute of the Arts, which offers programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and undergraduate and advanced certificates in art, critical studies, dance, film/video, music, and theater.

The Gallery Attendant reports to the Gallery Director and/or Assistant Curator and:

  • Monitors artwork in the gallery and ensures its safety and security;
  • Communicates with the public and answers questions about gallery exhibitions and programs;
  • Generates logs of visitors and monitors appropriate gallery behavior; 
  • Serves as an articulate spokesperson for REDCAT;
  • Performs light administrative duties as assigned


  • Must be attentive and aware of surroundings;
  • Ability to communicate with the public in a friendly, professional manner;
  • Experience working in gallery/museum and audience services;
  • Must be able to work with a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends;
  • Interest in contemporary art, performance and media
  • Applicants must be residents of LA county

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Edgar Miramontes, Associate Director at

Jobs: Self Help Graphics has two positions open (East Los Angeles, CA)

Self Help Graphics & Art is looking for two new team members that are grounded in the mission and values of SHG.

Founded in 1970 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics & Art is dedicated to the production, interpretation, and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists. Our multi-disciplinary, inter-generational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training, and capital.

Values: Spirituality and creative heart, social consciousness, integrity, inclusivity, accessibility, and innovation.




The Development Assistant is responsible for all administrative aspects of development and donor engagement activity. This part-time hourly position starts at $21 an hour. Position is expected to work 28 to 30 hours a week with hours increasing around events and special fundraising initiatives. The Development Assistant will report to the Associate Director, and work collaboratively with the Director of Programs and Program Coordinator as needed. The Development Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Associate Director and all development initiatives and programs. Assistant participates in donor and public relations activities, direct mail appeals, and special events.







Grow SHG’s Barrio Mobile Art Studio and Art Services (for hire contracts) programs and assist with the development of artists to work through these programs and build up their leadership. This part-time hourly position starts at $21 an hour. Position is expected to work 28 to 30 hours a week with hours. Responsible for managing the Barrio Mobile Art Studio and SHG’s in-house Art Services program along with advising efforts in support of young artists, workshop facilitators and contracted artists interested in working through these programs. The ideal candidate has led or been part of social enterprise leadership teams, is connected to Los Angeles’ artistic ecosystem, has some experience as a mentor to youth and artists, and is an excellent presenter, communicator, and project manager.




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Grants: Center for Cultural Innovation has $105,000 to give away (California)

Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants
Change capital for shaping the future of California's arts nonprofit field
by arts organizations and its visionaries

New Funding Opportunity to invest in California's Future Arts Leaders

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 12 pm PST

As part of the Center for Cultural Innovation's (CCI) efforts to support new
arts leadership with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation,
Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants is a new, one-time grant program
that will invest $105,000 in bold ideas by individuals at California
nonprofit or fiscally sponsored arts organizations that have the potential
to re-shape the future of the arts sector in exciting and important ways. 

At this time, there are no grants of this type -- field wide change capital
for promising leaders to improve the nonprofit arts sector through existing
arts organizations. Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants will
therefore surface and support catalytic individual and institutional
leadership at this time of tremendous social, economic, generational,
demographic, and technological change.

To learn more about Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants, please

Request for Qualifications: City of San Jose Public Art Mural Projects (San Jose, CA)

City of San Jose Public Art Mural Projects: Prequalified Artist Roster


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: California
Entry Deadline: 7/31/17
Days remaining to deadline: 38

The City of San Jose Public Art Program (SJPA) is creating a Roster of Pre-Qualified Artists. The purpose of the Roster is to streamline the artist selection process for a range of upcoming mural projects. Artists who are chosen for inclusion in the Roster will be eligible to be considered for future public art mural projects in San Jose. Inclusion in the final Roster will be for a period of three years.


The Roster will include, but is not limited to, artists who work in the following two-dimensional artwork media:    

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Digital media
  • Graphic design

Possible mural project locations may include, but are not limited to, a range of outdoor and indoor sites; surfaces may include concrete, plaster, wood, asphalt (such as crosswalks), vinyl or poly-vinyl mesh, and other materials; they may also include digitally-projected images. Sites may have pre-existing paint or other treatments. 

Job: Nickelodeon is looking for a storyboard artist (Burbank, CA)

Overview and Responsibilities


  • Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for a full-time Storyboard Artist for its hit animated series The Loud House! This positions is looking to start as quickly as possible (summer 2017). We are looking for someone who can easily grasp The Loud House's style - cartoony, comic strip-inspired. Great staging. This show is script-driven. A brief test will be required.


  • Meet with creative supervisors to discuss objectives of storyboard; what is desired or to be achieved.
  • Create storyboards by implementing storytelling objectives.
  • Follow instructions of creative supervisors.
  • Address any problems with creative supervisors; ask necessary questions.
  • Communicate progress of work to creative supervisors and to appropriate production staff.
  • Ensure quality and style of show is consistently achieved in storyboard work.
  • Follow proper document management requirements (i.e., file naming and storage) according to the production’s guidelines.
  • Meet all deadlines as determined by Line Producer or Production Manager.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and pitches as needed.
  • Will required to pitch Storyboards.
  • Ensure all storyboard notes are added.

Basic Qualifications


  • Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show.
  • Strong staging and composition skills.
  • Understanding of subtext in character performance. Portfolio samples must demonstrate that all characters in a sequence do not behave the same. They are unique. Think about which character in a scene is dominant, which is submissive. What are the undercurrents? Whose scene is it?
  • Strong drawing and mechanical skills.
  • Knowledge of  applicable design software (Photoshop, Storyboard Pro) and hardware (Wacom Cintiq monitor and/or tablet).
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Ability to multitask a plus.


  • Relevant drawing experience necessary.
  • BA preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year storyboard experience and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Job: Getty needs a Museum Council Manager--no MFA required! (Los Angeles)

Museum Council Manager

All times are in Pacific Daylight Time.

Posted Date 6/5/2017

Requisition Number 2017-2969

Position Status Regular Full-Time

Salaried/Hourly Salaried

Category Museum Operations

Getty Location 

Getty Center


Museum - 0301-Office of the Director

Opportunity Details:

Job Summary:

The J. Paul Getty Museum is seeking an experienced Museum Council Manager to oversee and coordinate stewardship programs and activities for the Museum Councils.

Major Job Responsibilities:


  • Serve as the primary liaison between the Getty Museum, the Trust Development Office and the members of the Museum's Councils.
  • Assist the Development Office with the annual Museum Council dues renewal process.
  • Manage and track each Council’s operating budget to include tracking and reporting on Council approved commitments; on a monthly basis work with Museum Finance on reconciliation and reporting of Council activity.
  • Prepare annual report on each Council activity for Museum/Trust senior leadership and the Board of Trustees.
  • Oversee and coordinate all Council activities, including semi-annual meetings and Council approved travel.
  • Create uniform materials for the Councils to include informational/ solicitation packets, member directories, meeting materials, and other materials as determined by the Museum and Development staff.
  • Coordinate with the Development Office on the development, management, and tracking of Council member files in Raiser’s Edge, including the history of support and interactions with Museum/Development staff.
  • Work with Development staff to ensure Council activities are aligned with Museum and Trust priorities.
  • Represent the Museum in dealing with the GCI and GRI Councils to help ensure efficient coordination and alignment.


  • Oversee invitation lists for Museum Council, and donor events.





  • Bachelor's degree

  • 3-5 yrs of related experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working in donor relations for museum, university or other non-profit
  • Advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications
  • Demonstrated success in following through and completing projects and assignments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service/interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task and assign work to others

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Job: Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University needs a FT Preparator (Standford, CA)

Lead Preparator - Exhibitions, Museum Preparator III

100% FTE

2 year fixed term


The Cantor Arts Center is a vital and dynamic institution with a venerable history. Founded in 1891 with the university, the historic museum was expanded and renamed in 1999 for lead donors Iris and B. Gerald Cantor. The Cantor’s encyclopedic collection spans 5,000 years, includes over 40,000 works of art and beckons visitors to travel around the world and through time: from Africa to the Americas to Asia, from classical to contemporary. With 24 galleries presenting selections from the collection and more than 20 special exhibitions each year, the Cantor serves Stanford's academic community, draws art lovers from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and attracts campus visitors from around the world. Free admission, free tours, lectures, family activities, plus changing exhibitions make the Cantor one of the most well-attended university art museums in the country and an invaluable resource for teaching and research on campus.


The Museum Preparator III is a senior, expert-level position, working under minimal direction of the Exhibitions Registrar/Head of Preparation. Employees in this classification perform a larger variety of duties than those expected of the Preparator II level.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. 

The duties listed under the Core Duties section are designed to provide a representative sampling of key tasks and/or responsibilities associated with the job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all the duties performed by employees in the classification.


The Preparator III responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Serves as Lead Preparator and installation coordinator on the largest and most complex exhibitions and gallery reinstallations including active participation in the design, coordination, and implementation of exhibitions using a high level of organization, communication and time management skills.  

  • Designs and fabricates custom mounts and exhibition furniture

  • Works in galleries as part of the installation team for exhibitions and rotations including installation of digital media and multimedia and electronics (film, computer, audio video). 

  • Performs gallery lighting design, with knowledge of LED lighting, re-lamping and exposure settings specific to object requirements.

  • Assists with producing and installing didactic materials, including wall labels, graphic panels, and cut vinyl signage.

  • Designs and fabricates custom storage housing for long-term storage at CAC. 

  • Packs and transports art objects to and from lenders and donors. 

  • Assists with receiving exhibition shipments and with the unpacking and repacking. 

  • Helps maintain tools, equipment, shop spaces and art storage

  • May assist with framing and unframing works of art

  • Transmits instructions and specifications received from supervisor to workers; advise supervisor of work progress.

  • Explains tasks to workers; Inspects work for conformance with specifications. Guide and assist other Preparators as needed.

  • May solicit quotes, review estimates and select vendors.

  • Ensure that safety rules are followed.



Education and Experience:

B.A. degree preferred with a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in a museum setting with a permanent collection. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.  Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience with installation coordination of large, complex exhibitions and gallery reinstallations.

  • Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mountmaking including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work. 

  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools.  Experience framing, sheetrocking, taping and painting walls. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects. 

  • Demonstrated ability to install and troubleshoot a variety of digital media equipment (film, computer, audio, video).

  • Demonstrated ability to produce and install wall labels, graphic panels, and cut vinyl signage.

  • Demonstrated experience with gallery lighting, lighting design and ability to determine light exposure settings specific to the needs of an exhibition or to a given object.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisor, designer, museum staff, students, volunteers

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Effective oral and written communication

  • Ability to accurately perform measurements and hang art to specifications.

  • Demonstrated ability in the design and fabrication of custom storage housing and knowledge of archival-quality materials.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe and proper handling methods.

  • Demonstrated experience with shop equipment and ability to perform various skilled tasks including wood, metal and plastic working, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools.

  • Demonstrated high level of design and implementation of a variety of mount and display solutions.  Knowledge of practices and methods in mount making including earthquake mitigation and various materials safe for use with art objects such as wood, paper, fabrics, plastics, metals, mechanical, paints and adhesives.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisor, designer, faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and general public.

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently.

  • High level of organization, communication and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate large and complex installations, solving the most difficult challenges.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with design and database programs

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply the University’s commitment to a respectful workplace including, but not limited to, Affirmative Action, diversity and a workplace free of sexual harassment as it applies to their work group.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Non-commercial Driver’s License and drive night and day.

  • Constantly stand/walk, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

  • Occasionally sit, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, twist/bend/stoop/squat, light/fine grasping (files, tools), grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, scrub/sweep/mop/mix, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11 to 40 pounds.

  • Rarely kneel/crawl.

  • Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs).

  • Ability to operate scissor lift, pump lift cart and pallet jack. 


  • May be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including holidays.

  • May be exposed to lead, paint, and/or acetone.

  • May work at heights up to 10 feet.

  • May be exposed to noise greater than 80db TWA.

  • May use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as appropriate.


  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,

Please apply via Stanford University's career portal,

Deadline: 07-31-2017