Job: Project Coordinator, Galleries and Commissions Chihuly Studio (Seattle, WA)

Project Coordinator, Galleries and Commissions 
Chihuly Studio - Seattle, WA

Chihuly Studio is a lively and world renowned art studio based out of Seattle. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced professional to join our Project management team.

Our Project Coordinator coordinates small and large scale, public and private installations for National and International clientele from contract phase through completion. The incumbent also coordinates gallery and art fair exhibitions for National and International venues from design phase through de-installation. Functions as liaison between Studio and galleries, clients and client project teams as well as facilitates relative information to Studio departments. Implements and maintains archival strategy for electronic and hard copy project documentation.

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • High level of self-confidence and personal direction to negotiate a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment where information and direction comes from multiple sources
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Superior attention to detail; diligence in problem-solving and project completion
  • Exceptional written and oral communication; ability to translate technical information for non-technical staff, clients and third parties
  • Aptitude and curiosity for inventive methodologies and creative approaches in the face of unique challenges

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop project timelines, track progress and deliverables for internal project related tasks
  • Coordinate the mock-up and installation/de-installation and work-flow of small and large scale artwork and gallery exhibitions from inception to completion
  • Coordinate all logistics associated with installation and de-installation of a gallery exhibition, including inventory management, team travel, scheduling, and staging
  • Set milestones for clients and galleries providing them with clear and timely information regarding engineering, lighting, imagery, and site equipment needs
  • Work closely with clients to establish site preparation timelines and insure all requirements are communicated and archived
  • Schedule and coordinate Chihuly installation team travel logistics
  • Provide subcontractors with information needed to complete their job tasks
  • Provide clients with clear and timely information regarding site preparation, engineering, lighting and site equipment needs
  • Review all lighting recommendations and drafting packages for accuracy, clarity and completeness prior to releasing to clients


  • 3+ years’ experience as a team lead in the architecture / construction / design / art and exhibition fields
  • Art related education and or experience a plus
  • Proficiency with MS Office is required and proficiency in Microsoft Photoshop, project management software and databases is desired
  • Working knowledge of building and construction terminology and ability to interpret architectural plans, elevations, reflected ceiling pans, and structural engineering drawings desired
  • Ability to travel as needed

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including a health/dental/vision care package, employer retirement match, and paid time off.

How to Apply: Applications are accepted using our online application process only. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Please go to: to start the online application process

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • team lead in architecture/design/art: 3 years


Job: Yale Art Gallery - Facilities Museum Technician 2 (New Haven, CT)


Supervisory OrganizationYale Art Gallery - Facilities

STARS Requisition number44083BR

University Job TitleMuseum Technician 2

Posting Position TitleBuilding Systems Specialist

Bargaining UnitL34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)

Time TypeFull time

Duration TypeRegular

Compensation GradeLabor Grade D

Work LocationCentral Campus

Worksite Address1111 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510

Work WeekFlexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard)

Total # of hours to be worked:40

Work Days/Hours (Other than Standard)As needed by department

Position Focus:Reporting to the Yale University Art Gallery Manager of Facilities, the Building Systems Specialist is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the Gallery’s multiple facilities, associated grounds, and internal operations systems (mail delivery, event setup, general building and mechanical maintenance, etc.). Essential Duties:
• Responsible for the daily review and response to all building systems-related Facilities Task Requests, assessing level of service response; schedule small-scale requests (single day special events, furniture repairs/movement, etc.) on YUAG Facilities master calendar & coordinate large-scale requests (multiple day special events, construction projects, large furniture or materials movement, etc.) in partnership with Manager of Facilities; complete the requested service or projects in a timely fashion; update assigned FTRs with details as they occur in order to provide the requestor with up-to-date information.
• Maintain and replace lighting throughout general Gallery, office, and storage spaces. Maintain detailed records in spreadsheet form, which includes automated inventory control to track & calculate changes and specialized requirements (lighting plans, angle of display, assessment of trends including analytical assessment of outages, etc.) based upon frequently changing exhibition requirements.
• Coordinate service agreements with Traffic, Receiving & Stores (TR&S) for the transport of both US & campus mail and various materials to and from various Gallery buildings.
• Inspect, monitor & make basic changes to all mechanical system equipment (steam, hot water, and chilled water lines; fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems, etc.) using multiple building management systems (Metasys, Crestron, Nysan). Make minor repairs and assess when outside contractor is needed; arrange for service with outside contractors. Report and track equipment performance & repair data from gauges, sensors, and charts.
• Review and respond to all mechanical systems-related Facilities Task Requests (FTR) daily, assessing level of service response needed; schedule small-scale requests (event-related environmental and equipment adjustments, etc.) on YUAG Facilities master calendar and coordinate large-scale requests (steam or system shutdown, major construction projects, large materials movement, etc.) in partnership with Manager of Facilities; complete the requested service or projects in a timely fashion; update assigned FTRs with details as they occur in order to provide the requestor with up-to-date information.
• Arrange for escort and accompany contractors and University Facilities personnel throughout the duration of their work within the facility. Ensure the safety of the staff, collection, and building during any repairs, alterations, and renovations.
• Keep mechanical and storage areas clean and organized instituting new and innovated ways of storing materials as necessary.
• Support the Gallery’s Integrated Pest Management protocols by informing the staff and enforcing the Gallery's policies. Provide first line support to staff for pest and rodent reports. Collect and/or report all found pests and rodents; contact University Facilities Customer Service department to arrange related eradication services; provide facilities access for pest management contractors. Notify the Manager of Facilities of any discoveries or concern.
• Serve as a back up to Mechanical Systems Coordinator to provide basic mechanical services such as monitoring, recording and reporting temperature and humidity levels and issues.
• Partner with the Mechanical Systems Specialist to operate loading dock lifts, monitor materials logistics and storage activities and resolve any dock conflicts.
• Other facility-related duties as required.
Schedule: 40 hrs/wk; occasional & planned weeknight & weekend hours along with some Yale holidays.

Essential Duties1. Designs and/or constructs museum exhibits, frames, housing, mounts, display case, lighting, theatrical sets and theatre costumes through use of specialized woodworking, metal working, welding, carpentry, electrical, glazing, draping, patterning and stitchery techniques. 2. Fabricates and reproduces specimens, backgrounds and structures, ensuring artistic effort and scientific accuracy. Mats, frames and unframes works of art. 3. Performs minor conservation treatment (mending small tears, surface cleaning) and recommends conservator attendance when necessary. Maintains facility, climate control systems, exhibits, costumes, collections, and workshop tools and machinery. 4. Oversees and instructs support staff. Installs and disassembles exhibits and sets. Prepares collection for exhibition. Handles, moves, packs and unpacks works of art for exhibits, storage and loan utilizing specialized methods and materials. 5. May act as courier for artwork. Orders material and supplies. Develops time and cost estimates. Monitors budget and other financial material. Communicates with designers, exhibit originators, conservators and curators to provide and obtain information. 6. May conduct research related to construction activities. Inputs to and retrieves information from museum collection management database and other computerized systems. 7. Performs clerical functions incidental to construction activities.

Required Education and ExperienceSix years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate’s degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:Good organizational, record keeping and communication skills. Proficient in the use of hand and woodworking power tools.

Required Skill/Ability 2:Ability to function as a team player and to communicate in a professional manner with all levels of museum and University staff. Proven ability for independent and self-driven work practices.

Required Skill/Ability 3:Must have a valid CT Driver's License.

Required Skill/Ability 4:Well-developed computer skills using various Microsoft Office programs, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Access.

Required Skill/Ability 5:Developed skill in use of CAD, Adobe and project management software. Successfully complete practical training on the operation of Powered Industrial Vehicle (PIV).

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:Two years of experience monitoring building systems, grounds. Familiarity with the operation of valve & damper actuators, pressure transducers, & air quality monitors; Experience working in a museum environment and with facility preservation issues; Knowledge of building mechanical systems such as Metasys (Johnson Controls), Crestron, and Nysan.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift 75 pounds; no fear of heights.

Weekend Hours Required?Yes

Evening Hours Required?Yes

Drug ScreenNo

Health ScreeningNo

Background Check RequirementsAll candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Click here for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting DisclaimerThe intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

NoteYale University is a tobacco-free campus



Job: Education & Collection Assistant (ISA II)/College of Arts at CSUSB (San Bernardino, CA)

Job ID: 2017-00395

Job Title:
Education & Collection Assistant (ISA II)/College of Arts & Lett

Appointment Type:

Time Base:

Date Posted:
August 24, 2017

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Link to Apply Online:

Campus Employment Homepage:

Employment Status: Temporary, Full-time, 12-month position.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm, occasional evening and weekend hours; temporary appointment start date of 09/01/17 and end date of 08/31/2018. 

First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 11, 2017.

Under the supervision of RAFFMA Director, Education and Collection Assistant (ECA) assists in both, education and collection-related projects and tasks, dedicating 50 percent of the time to each area.

In the area of education, ECA maintains the existing museum programs and helps develop and implement new ones, designed for various audiences, from the university audience, through the local to the regional, Inland Empire audiences. Collaborating with the museum's marketing and membership coordinator, ECA actively assists in bringing the visual arts to the heart of CSUSB's experience for students and the wider community and integrating the museum and its collections into the life of every student. 

ECA helps to maintain the museum's docent program and recruit new docents, particularly from among CSUSB students. S/he actively engages students, helping students to feel not only connected but also valued and supported in their volunteer efforts. S/he advocates on behalf of students while ensuring that they understand the museum's mission, goals, guidelines, and rules. S/he stays abreast of students' ever-changing social preferences and behaviors in order to help to design programs that appeal to them. S/he also serves as a liaison to faculty and academic departments and programs in order to connect the museum's educational programs to curricula and to engage various disciplines.

Even though the museum's focus in 2017-18 continues to be the campus audience (students, staff, and faculty), ECA also maintains some of the existing partnerships with the Inland Empire schools, including the museum's online resources for teachers available for download via the museum website. ECA is responsible for the implementation and evaluation (assessment) of the museum educational programs, such as talks, conversations, workshops, symposia, concert, etc. With the help of RAFFMA's administrative and visitor services coordinator, s/he organizes all logistics for such programs, and s/he also works closely with the museum's marketing, membership, and engagement coordinator in the area of such events' publicity.

In the area of collections, ECA assists with maintaining the collection database and register, with preparations to publish the collection online, as well as with the development of some of the museum educational materials. Since the museum plans to change its collection database, ECA will be part of the process. ECA also performs other standard registrar's duties such as loan agreements, condition reports, shipping arrangements, etc. ECA also works with and supervise interns and student assistants assigned to help in the areas of education and collection.

Equivalent to one year of experience performing support services for an instructional program.
Knowledge and abilities:
Ability to learn quickly, as well as plan organize, and follow a schedule of activities.
Ability to maintain records and project needs. 
Ability to correct and perform simple arithmetic calculations.
Ability to read and write at a level suitable for performance on the job.

As the additional set of responsibilities, Education and Visitor Engagement Coordinator (EVEC) works with interns and student assistants and, assists with and exhibition /other museum educational materials.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree in Art History, Art, or Design.
One year of museum/gallery or related experience and/or one year of teaching experience.
Good communication skills, both oral and written.
Social media and web proficiency.
Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree in any related subject or education degree.
Bilingual proficiency.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. 

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)



Job: Director of Communications, Arts and Humanities UC San Diego (La Jolla, CA)

Director of Communications, Arts and Humanities
UC San Diego

La Jolla, CA

UC San Diego

Director of Communications, Arts and Humanities

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience 

University Communications and Public Affairs is an award-winning, full-service division dedicated to increasing awareness and spreading the word about UC San Diego’s impact and mission. Department staff work with campus departments to convey the amazing things UC San Diego students, faculty, staff and alumni are doing and help campus departments implement strategies to reach their audience through events, media relations, printed materials, websites and numerous other avenues. Division reports to the Associate Chancellor / Chief of Staff within the Chancellor's Office VC Area.

Independently oversees a comprehensive communications program for a unit or school with a large, complex communications program requiring a wide variety of communications media, including written, visual, digital and electronic, and associated technical applications. Works with management to develop and execute organizational communication and market branding strategy for a highly visible program.

The Director of Communications, Arts & Humanities (A&H), serves as the communications and media relations professional for the Dean – Arts & Humanities and the units reporting to the Dean. A direct report to the Executive Director for Strategic Marketing and Public Affairs (SMPA), the Director of Communications, A&H provides the full range of communications services and advice to the Dean. This position develops communications strategies in coordination with University Communications & Public Affairs colleagues and in sync with UCPA initiatives and A&H needs. Works collaboratively with UCPA and A&H staff and faculty to devise, communicate, and then implement communications strategies.

The Director of Communications, A&H plans and develops proactive and comprehensive communications and media relations for the key programs and initiatives in A&H. Serve as a public affairs advisor and place news and feature material in local, national and international media outlets. Works in collaboration with UCPA colleagues in the development of promotional materials, providing content for highly polished print publications and websites that advance the international stature of UC San Diego Arts & Humanities. Develops and implements communications strategies to reach institutional goals and objectives in corporate relations, donor relations, alumni relations, internal communications and student recruitment. Directs the use of social media in all these objectives, as appropriate. This position pitches A&H news to strategic local, national and international media and aids in the development and implementation of strategies to address sensitive issues and to keep the campus and community informed of advances throughout the A&H Division. As part of the university communications team, the director will focus on four key areas: 1) Strategic Communications, 2) Media Relations, 3) Public Relations and 4) Multimedia, Publications and Production. This position provides strategic planning and implementation of comprehensive strategic communications efforts.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. 


  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical applications to direct professional technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.
  • Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its mission, vision, goals, policies, and infrastructure; strong knowledge of current affairs and issues in higher education and / or health sciences.
  • Advanced skills to create, develop, and implement long and short term strategic communication plans.
  • Thorough knowledge of location protocols and channels for communication internally and externally.
  • Extensive experience writing about arts and humanities for non-technical publications.
  • Public relations experience in an academic environment or in the arts community, or experience as an arts or humanities writer/editor for a national publication.
  • Demonstrated excellence in news judgment and strong demonstrated interviewing skills.
  • Sophisticated level knowledge of current issues, trends and opportunities in Arts & Humanities and related units.
  • Advanced skills to advise and consult management on all aspects of communications, ranging from developing effective communication strategies to appropriately responding to inquiries regarding sensitive or complex issues or information.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills.
  • Proven ability and working experience to edit writing for accuracy and style. Working knowledge of proper English grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence construction and effective journalistic style.
  • Proven ability to write and communicate effectively in a variety of ways (magazine articles, scripts, press releases, reports, speeches, brochures, white papers, talking points, etc.) and in ways appreciate for targeted audiences (media, support groups, legislators, etc.).
  • Previous video experience - sound bites, PR video clips, etc.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, project management, and problem recognition, avoidance, and resolution skills.
  • Proven experience using software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. and preferred experience using software editing systems (Final Cut Pro or Premiere), animation (After Effects), photo editing, basic web design, blogging and content management tools.
  • Proven ability to read and understand arts, humanities, science and technology terms and concepts and then translate it into easily understandable terms for the general public.


  • Job offer is contingent on a clear background check.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire: 

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Vacation/Holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year)
  • Work/Life Balance
  • UC Retirement Plan  

For more information about UCSD Benefits visit here and UCSD Work/Life visit here.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Deadline: 10-30-2017

Job: Project Coordinator for Millennial Engagement Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (San Diego, CA)

Project Coordinator for Millennial Engagement
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

San Diego, CA


Provide administrative and exhibition installation services for MCASD’s Education Department.  Act as liaison between the Museum and the millennial artist involved in the project, the contractors, and the college and university communities by creating a welcoming environment for visitors to discuss and reflect upon their experiences in the Museum’s galleries.  Support mission and vision of Museum throughout performance of duties.   

To view the complete job description and instructions for applying, please view our webpage at:
Address: 1100 Kettner Blvd.

Deadline: 10-30-2017

Job: Exhibition Design Assistant Asian Art Museum (San Francisco, CA)

Exhibition Design Assistant
Asian Art Museum

San Francisco, CA

Under the supervision of the Exhibition Designer, assists in the development and design of installations and exhibitions.  Prepares documents and shop drawings, including specifications for museum fixtures, walls, and partitions.  Works with in-house and external designers to integrate graphics, and from time to time, works with outside exhibition designers, artists, and architects.  In addition to design-related tasks, performs a variety of duties related to the installation and de-installation of exhibitions.


  • Works with Exhibition Designer to create and update computer-aided design drawings based on the design plan for all exhibitions, rotations, and special projects.
  • Produces scaled floor plans and elevations including layout of walls, casework, and signage.
  • Develops architectural plans for outside contractors and shop drawings for in-house production
  • Processes object requirements, design specifications and design details with Museum Services and related AAM departments.
  • Performs some in-house fabrication for custom designed label fixtures and other exhibit-related furnishings.
  • Assists in the organization of appropriate casework and manages the inventory of the stock casework (pedestals, cases, Plexiglas, etc.).
  • Assists the Exhibition Designer in the creation of prototypes and materials testing for exhibitions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, industrial design, commercial art, architecture, or related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the preparation, design, and installation of exhibit displays, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of exhibition and graphic design
  • Knowledge of state of the art in the design and construction of museum exhibits
  • Knowledge of display and art handing procedures for two- and three-dimensional art objects in a variety of materials, sizes, and weights
  • Knowledge of the requirements for visitors with disabilities; security and conservation requirements and practices; safety regulations and procedures related to construction and art installation
  • Proficiency with computer aided draft/design programs, specifically Vectorworks
  • Knowledge and proficiency in producing construction documents, shop drawings, and details
  • Ability to manage project documentation
  • Ability to specify designs in drawings, scale models, and written instructions; effectively communicate concepts and requirements of exhibition design; identify and solve problems
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule, and implement multiple design projects; demonstrate flexibility and respond to the needs of a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work productively and collaboratively with curators, artists, museum staff, and personnel from other museums in the design and installation of exhibitions
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects up to 50 pounds as required


$25.88 - $31.09 per hour* with benefits package.

*Please note: New hires start at the beginning of the salary range and this position is represented by SEIU 1021.


Apply online at

* The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 16,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity.*

The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and staff. 

Deadline: 10-25-2017

Job: Museum Curator I California African American Museum (Los Angeles, CA)

Museum Curator I
California African American Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Under the supervision of the Curator of History and Program Manager, the Museum Curator participates and will take the lead in managing exhibitions, collecting objects, providing information about provenance and interpretation. The Museum Curator I will research a wide range of evidence, including documentary research, oral interviews and photographic research. 

25% Plans and implements the display of Museum collections and exhibitions.

25% Coordinates public relation activates and fund raising proposals in relationship to the museum collection and exhibitions, and assists in preparing budgets and schedules accordingly.
15% Participates and, as assigned, takes the lead in designing and implementing museum based educational materials and programs associated with exhibitions.
15% Assists in solidifying and maintaining exhibition partnerships with other museums.

10% Assists in solidifying and maintaining partnership with other cultural Institutions.

5% Staff special events as needed

5% Other assignments as required.

Contact:Tyree Boyd-Pates
Address: 600 State Drive

Deadline: 10-15-2017

Job: Associate Curator of Public Programs  Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (Honolulu, HI)

Associate Curator of Public Programs 
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art - Honolulu, HI


The associate curator of public programs advances the mission of Shangri La through Shangri La(b), Shangri La’s center of education and public and digital programming. Shangri La(b) curates innovative and socially conscious programs to broaden access and complement Shangri La’s collections and exhibitions onsite, offsite and online. Shangri La(b) plays a key role in enabling Shangri La to be a bridge for the public to understand global culture and citizenship in the 21st century.

The associate curator of public programs supports the executive director in the stewardship of Shangri La, collaborating with him and other staff to research, develop, implement, promote and evaluate engaging onsite, offsite and online initiatives and partnerships that advance the mission of the organization. He/she uses the museum’s collections and exhibitions to create programs that spark cultural and civic curiosity and connection for all ages. In collaboration with Shangri La’s curatorial staff, the associate curator of public programs coordinates Shangri La’s residency programs to amplify the work of visiting artists and public intellectuals committed to enriching cultural and civic discourse related to Shangri La’s mission.. He/she will develop participatory, creative and social dialogues and experiences for the public at Shangri La, engaging and empowering communities in novel and meaningful ways.


Programs and Events : Manage all steps of Shangri La’s onsite, offsite and online public initiatives/events, including steps to research, plan, develop, implement, promote and evaluate all efforts; coordinate the logistical support necessary for each effort.

Residency Coordinator : Develop and coordinate Shangri La’s residency program for artists, “artivists,” scholars and public intellectuals, including the administration of their visit and stay.

Community Engagement : Use Shangri La’s collections and exhibitions to connect with new and existing creative and cultural communities, including those in architecture, design, environment, technology, film, literature, politics, human rights and others invested in the broader sharing of Islamic art, culture and design.

Strategic Partnerships : Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with a variety of organizations and collectives such as universities, NGOs, global conferences, festivals, biennials, fairs and others in order to mutually advance Shangri La’s and their missions.

Business planning, budgeting, procurement and contracting : Participate in the development and monitoring of annual program goals and manage program budget and expenses accordingly, including procurement and contracting procedures.

Other duties as assigned by the executive director .


  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree or terminal degree preferred) in a relevant field and/or equivalent relevant work experience;
  • Keen passion and knowledge of both traditional and contemporary art forms (local, national and international) including crafts, music and film relating to Shangri La’s mission and collection;
  • Experience planning and managing event logistics, including booking and negotiating contracts with artists, identifying and managing AV needs, and understanding overall audience experience;
  • Proven competence managing budgetary allowances and restrictions;
  • Proven competence managing and collaborating with direct reports, as well as peers and colleagues not in the direct line of management;
  • Knowledge and experience in event promotion and public relations;
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office suite, Apple OSX, Adobe design and graphic software, databases, email and the web;
  • Experience documenting events (via audio, video and photography) and posting on social media platforms and the web;
  • Versatility and ability to manage many projects and priorities simultaneously;
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail;
  • Self-motivation;
  • Team-player mentality to work cooperatively and positively with colleagues, partners, consultants and a diverse public;
  • Superb communication and writing skills, with a command of grammar rules and the use of style guides;
  • Demonstrated passion and knowledge about public programming with clearly articulated view of the characteristics specific to an Islamic art, culture and design museum, its unique opportunities and educational mission;
  • Well-informed views regarding the role of museums in the 21st century;
  • Ability to work weeknights and weekends as needed;
  • Ability to travel occasionally (local and national).


Application reviews will begin September 15, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

All interested parties should send:

  • Cover letter outlining how you satisfy the desirable qualifications and functions
  • Resume
  • Sample(s) of previous work (pdf or links)
  • Click on Apply Now and be sure to put “Curator Programs” in the subject line
  • Fax: 908-722-2872 Reference “Curator Programs” on your cover page
  • Do not apply in person

It is the policy of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals, and we firmly adhere to the equal employment opportunity requirements of all States and localities in which we operate.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • traditional and contemporary art: 3 years

More info and apply here

Job: Assistant Registrar - LSU Museum of Art (Baton Rouge, LA)

Job Posting Title:

Assistant Registrar - LSU Museum of Art


Position Type:

Professional / Unclassified



LSUAM AO - Museum - Collections (Frances R Huber (00010354))


Work Location:

LSU - Baton Rouge


Pay Grade:



The Assistant Registrar, under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Collections Management, is responsible for the care, protection, and tracking of the museum’s permanent collections and the necessary record-keeping associated with such care. The Assistant Registrar also helps with exhibitions and installations as needed.


Job Responsibilities

Assist the Assistant Director for Collections Management with the care and documentation of the permanent collection. Prepare visual and written documentation (paper and electronic) for art collection, including preparation of legal documents, condition reports, and location records. Coordinate packing & shipping for acquisitions. Coordinate arrangements for Collections Committee meetings. Perform collection inventory. Monitor environmental conditions in storage and galleries. Monitor conservation issues with artwork. (45%)


Assists as needed in the packing, transportation, preparation, and installation of art, coordinated with Curator.  (20%)


Assists the Assistant Director of Collections Management and Curator as needed with condition reports and other arrangements for loans and exhibitions. (15%)


Oversees the rights and reproductions of images from the museum collection or installation of exhibitions, including photography and requests for images from the permanent collection. Negotiates copyright permission licenses from artists. (10%)


Assists with overseeing and training students, technicians, or other specialists assigned to work on projects such as cataloging projects or inventory. (5%)


Performs other duties as assigned by Assistant Director. (5%)


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree preferably in art history, museum studies, or a related field and 1 year of general museum experience or experience in a related field. Experience in art handling procedures and knowledge of established museum standards.  Computer proficiency with MS Office products.  Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  Ability to pay great attention to detail.  Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.


Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field and 3 years of museum experience. Photography experience. Knowledge of PastPerfect museum software or other collections management software.


Special or Physical Qualifications

Ability to drive a 15-passenger van or small truck.
Ability bend, stoop, squat, and to consistently lift up to 50 pounds.
Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding and work on high lifts.
Willingness to work night and weekend hours if needed.  



This position requires a current Louisiana Class "E" driver's license.


Additional Job Description:



Special Instructions:

Assistant Coordinator of Non-Academic Or Service Area


Posting Date:

August 31, 2017


Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

September 30, 2017


Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!


Essential Position (Y/N):


   EEO Statement:

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

   HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed



Call for Proposals: The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina needs some new artwork

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina is seeking artists to develop original art for the new medical dducation building at 138 N. Santa Fe, scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.

Up to four artists or teams will be selected to create new works of art for four areas in the building. The art should reflect and be inspired by the missions of the medical and nursing schools. Visual artists and artist teams are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to artists residing in or with close ties to Salina and central Kansas, and all art mediums will be considered.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, images of recent work, an image list and an artist resume are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 13. Selected artists will be invited to create proposals specifically for installation.

Potential applicants are invited to a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Salina Innovation Foundation at the Masonic Center, 336 S. Santa Fe. The workshop will be led by Saralyn Reece Hardy, director of the Spencer Museum of Art at KU and former director of the Salina Art Center, who will be a member of the project review panel.

For a complete description of the project and guidelines, call 309-5770 or email

Residency: The Golden Foundation has a residency open AT the Golden Paint studio (New Berlin, NY)

In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency for artists working in paint. In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.


With a greater array of materials available to artists than ever before, this is an exciting time in art history. The Golden Foundation Residency Program is specifically designed to assist the professional artist in discovering and exploring the many materials and technologies available today. Through the Golden Foundation, residents will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies.


Our residencies are based on the exploration of innovative uses in waterborne materials and oil paint technology. Residents will discover materials that will challenge the way they think about paint. They will be introduced to materials that will open up new methods and new channels for expression and the creative process.

The Golden Foundation will be offering six Exploratory Residency Program sessions. Each session will last four weeks, with up to three artists per session.

Applications Due September 12th, 2017

Grants: NLAPW presents the Shirley Holden Helberg Grant for the Mature Woman

The Shirley Holden Helberg Grants for the Mature Women, NLAPW, Inc.

Grants will be awarded in 2018. Postmark Deadline is October 31, 2017.

Download the Shirley Holden Helberg Grants for Mature Women Application:

Must be age 35 or older to receive this grant.

Each applicant in Art, Letters or Music must send a letter stating that she will be age 35 or older during the calendar year 2016, is not a member of NLAPW or a member of the immediate family of an NLAPW member. She must state her background and purpose for the grant. Money from this grant must be used for the purpose stated in the letter of application. Entry must be accompanied by a check or money order for $35.00 payable to NLAPW, Inc with the memo line: Mature Woman Grant. Do not send cash.

Winners are announced at the NLAPW Biennial Convention. Those applying in multiple categories must send separate applications with entry fees for each. Send your complete application packet to the judge in the appropriate category:

Art $1,000

Submit three 4×6 color prints (NO SLIDES) of your work. All work must have been created in full by the artist applying. Any or all media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, original works on paper or sculpture. Photography: Submit three 8×10 prints. Include a SASE to receive a list of winners. If you wish to have your prints returned, include a mailer with sufficient postage for their return. Do not send originals; send only copies.

Letters $1,000

Submit an article or short story not to exceed 2,500 words or the first chapter of a nonfiction book or novel or the first act of a play/film script. The chapter/act should not exceed 4,000 words, and a detailed outline or synopsis must also be included. The chapter not to exceed 4,000 words and a detailed outline or synopsis must also be included. The work must have been created in full by the writer applying. The submission must have been written within the past five years. Include a SASE to receive a list of winners. No manuscripts will be returned. Do not send originals; send only copies.

Music $1,000

Submit scores of two published or unpublished musical compositions. All work must have been created in full by the composer applying. Each score should have a minimum performance time of 10 minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes. Please include an audio MP3 or CD of the scores you are submitting. At least one of the scores must have been written in the past five years. Include a SASE to receive a list of winners. If you wish to have your scores returned, include a mailer with sufficient postage for their return. Do not send originals; send only copies.

Jobs: Monterey Museum of Art needs a full time Preparator (Monterey, CA)

Title: Museum Preparator         

Department: Collections and Exhibitions

Date Prepared: August 2017                                        

Reports To: Manager of Collections and Exhibitions

FLSA Status: Full-Time - Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $35-40K annually, commensurate with experience

Full Benefits

General Summary:

This position is responsible for all aspects of museum exhibition installations; oversees the safe handling and movement of all artworks within the museum; assists the Collections and Exhibitions Department with aspects of collections management, including the care, maintenance, and storage of all collection and loan artwork. 

Minimum Qualifications for consideration: 

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Art, Design, Studio Art, Art History, Museum Studies or a related field or a combination of education and experience will be considered. 

Professional Experience: A minimum of three to five years of museum or gallery experience is required. The candidate will have a combination of exhibition and collection-related experience with exhibition design, graphics, labels and didactics, exhibition construction, gallery painting, and lighting. Collection-related experience should include the preparation of exhibitions, maintenance and care of permanent collections and loaned artworks, organization and maintenance of art storage, and experience with written materials.

Desirable Qualifications/Attributes: The position requires a broad variety of exhibitions and curatorial experience. The candidate must demonstrate flexibility, patience, strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills and hands-on abilities. He or she should be able to work in a fast-paced team environment as well as alone and have the ability to think creatively and problem solve.

Please send resume and cover letter to: The Monterey Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 09-30-2017

Call for Proposals: Norman Public Library Central Branch wants to commission some really rad public art (Norman, OK)


Images - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 15 
Total Media - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 15 

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Norman Arts Council on behalf of The City of Norman and Norman Forward Percent for Art, for Norman Public Library Central, is seeking an artist (or team of artists) to create a significant work of art for the new Norman Public Library Central Branch to be located at 103 West Acres Street, Norman, Oklahoma.

Norman is a growing, progressive city located 20 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City and is the third-largest city in Oklahoma. The citizens of Norman initiated NORMAN FORWARD, a proposal to renovate, expand, construct and fund Quality of Life projects, such as multiple recreational facilities, libraries, parks, athletic venues, public art, trails, swim complexes and other quality of life projects throughout Norman.  The initiative went to the City Council from community groups, stakeholders and Norman residents, who prepared an initial package using analysis and information from recreational planning professionals and research firms. In 2015, the City Council placed NORMAN FORWARD on a ballot that was overwhelmingly supported by Norman voters. For more information about Norman, please see and

The Norman Public Library Central Branch is part of the Pioneer Library System whose mission is to inspire innovation, engagement and learning in our communities. This mission is realized through cutting edge technologies and 21st century customer service strategies. The oldest of eight multi-county library systems in Oklahoma, Pioneer began in 1958 and serves Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie counties with branch libraries in ten communities including Norman.

The library will be in a located in an area that is historically significant and in the heart of Norman. There are historic homes in the neighborhoods to the East and to the South sits Andrew’s Park, established in the late 1890s and improved during the New Deal, between 1935 and 1937, which is a verdant and beloved space. This area is also the hub for Legacy Trail that creates links across town -- connecting the library and downtown to the University of Oklahoma (further south) and Ruby Grant Park in the far northwest part of Norman.

The new library will also be near City Hall, the city’s administrative services offices, and a very vibrant downtown including the designated Walker Arts District.

The Library

Norman Public Library Central Branch will provide its users with 21st century services with new models of information access, digital/physical collections and spaces that support active and participatory learning.

The first floor of the building is parallel and at the same elevation as the regional rail tracks that follow Legacy Trails and James Garner Ave. By rotating the upper two floors, the amount of daylight and visual integration of the interior spaces with the natural surroundings of gardens, a small reading grove, public plaza, and Andrews Park is enhanced.

Entrances to the first floor are easily accessible to vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic and bring the visitor into the information marketplace of the library and children’s collections. Digital literacy will be supported in the library with a digital classroom, maker space, and lending services. Computer stations, adult collections, study rooms and meeting rooms will be located on the upper two floors. An outdoor terrace will overlook the plaza and Andrews Park.

The Artwork

The Project Team has determined that the most effective artwork will be a monumental,  exterior piece located in either of the two spaces indicated on the attached site plan. Because the library is one story where the plaza is located, (the circle on the attached plan), a component of the artwork could be located on the roof of that story which would make it very visible from the other two stories when viewed from inside the library. (The limit weight load of the roof would have to be determined and taken into consideration.)

Since the work of art will be outside, it should complement the natural beauty of the site and the architecture of the building as well as welcome all visitors to the library. The artwork should also express qualities inherent in all libraries, e.g. a sense of wonderment, curiosity, learning and inclusiveness. Visitors, staff, and customers should be able to interact with the chosen artwork by listening to it or observing it reacting to changes in light, seasons or weather.

It is the desire of the Project Team for this work of art be a very visible addition to the cultural fabric of Norman relating to its history, but also its current importance to the state and country, as well as its future. Because the library and this art will be located in the heart and administrative center of the city, it is hoped that it will become an iconic symbol of the spirit of Norman.

The Project Team is open to any media or material that is appropriate to the site as long as it is durable, safe, low maintenance and vandalism resistant.


The total artist's fee for the project is $230,000.00. This amount must cover all associated costs including design, materials, fabrication, lighting, travel, insurance coverage, shipping and installation.

Artist Eligibility

Open to professional artists with experience working on public art projects of this scale and creating site-specific works.


  • RFQ Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:00pm (CST)

The following dates are subject to change:

  • Notify Artists:  By Wednesday, December 20, 2017
  • Finalists’ Site Visit: By Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Finalists’ Presentation of Proposals: By Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Selection of Artist: By Thursday, March  16, 2018
  • Opening of Norman Public Library Central: June 15, 2019

Application Guidelines

Submissions for this project must contain the following materials:

  • A one page maximum typed letter of interest outlining your qualifications for and interest in the project, as well as the general idea for your approach.  Please consider the following questions when developing your letter of interest:
    • Why do you want to work on this project?
    • How would you approach this project? 
    • What materials do you work with that would be appropriate for outdoor use?
    • Have you worked on similar projects? If not, what relevant experiences do you have?
    • How does the project relate to your current work?
  • Resume (not to exceed three pages)
  • 10 to 15 digital high resolution images of previous work you feel would support your ability to carry out this project
  • Annotated image list in desired priority of viewing that corresponds with the names of the digital files and includes the following information:
    • Artist’s name, Title of artwork, medium, size, date of artwork completion, location and project details (i.e. Budget commissioning agency, etc., if public art).
    • The list should be sorted in desired priority of viewing.
    • A list of three references with whom you have worked on a public art project, including current telephone number and/or email address.

Questions or for more information, contact:
Debby Williams, Norman Arts Council, Percent for Art Project Manager

Committee and Selection Criteria

The artist will be selected based on the materials submitted---please see the Application Guidelines above. Selection for this project will be made by a panel including stakeholders, design professionals, a City representative, a member of the Norman Public Art board and members of the arts community. The panel will be looking at the merit of the artist’s work, past experience at completing projects on time and within budget, and appropriateness and maintenance requirements of the proposed concept. The Panel will also consider artists who can demonstrate sensitivity to the site and surroundings. Artists must be able to commit and effectively work within the project timeline and collaborate with the Library administration.

Selection Process

The Selection Panel will review applicants’ submissions and then select three finalists who will come to Norman for a mandatory site visit to meet with the Project Team and others. They will be paid a $750.00 allowance to cover transportation, hotel and per diem expenses for the site visit. After the site visit, they will be asked to create a site specific design proposal that will include:

  • a scale model, maquette, or computer generated design
  • an itemized budget
  • a project timeline
  • project narrative
  • maintenance plan

The finalists selected will each be awarded an honorarium of $1,250.00 for their proposal. Finalists will be required to present their proposals in person to the Selection Panel. Artists will receive a $750.00 allowance for transportation, hotel and per diem expenses for the proposal presentations. The Selection Panel will make the final decision on the artist awarded the project.

Commissioning of artists is implemented without preference to racial or ethnic origins, sex, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability or age.

Call for Proposals: Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee needs functional sculpture you could lock a bike to (Tarpon Springs, FL)

Project Description:  The Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee (TSPAC) is seeking designs for Phase II of its Art Bike Rack Project. This phase of the project will place artist-designed and fabricated bike racks primarily in downtown Tarpon Springs along the City’s Art and History Trail. Bike rack designs must accommodate two to four bicycles and represent the unique aesthetic and cultural identity of Tarpon Springs’ downtown historic district, built primarily at the turn of the twentieth century.

Design, Fabrication and Delivery: This is a design and build project that requires the artist to deliver one uniquely designed and completed commercial-grade, welded metal bike rack for the City to install. Artists may use a fabricator of their choice.

Budgetup to $3,000 per bike rack including design, fabrication, and delivery. Submissions must include a detailed budget itemizing design fee, materials, fabrication, and the cost of additional fabrication of limited editions. The design becomes the property of the City of Tarpon Springs.

Projected Timeline:
Call for Artists Posted:  August 4, 2017
Submission Deadline:    October 6, 2017
Winners Notified:          November 30, 2017
Planned Installation:      February/March, 2018
Further Information: Please contact Denise Manning, Public Art Committee, phone (727) 943-4922, ext. 6010, or Email

Residency: Residencies at The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY)

The Studio’s Artist-in-Residence program brings artists from around the world to Corning. The artists spend a month at The Studio, exploring new directions in glass art, or expanding on their current bodies of work, while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum. At the end of the residency, each artist gives a presentation about his or her work. This is a free event held in The Studio Lecture Room and open to the public.

Transportation, as well as room and board, will be arranged for those invited to participate in these month-long programs. All basic supplies will be provided, and the facility will be made available whenever classes are not in session. Residents will have access to the Rakow Research Library and the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass. Residents are expected to make their own work during a residency.

Residencies will be held in March, April, May, October, and November. One or two individuals will be selected for each month.

If you are interested in being considered, please submit your application including 10 digital images of your work, two letters of recommendation, a written proposal (including detailed information on your residency plans; necessary supplies, equipment, and assistants), the best months for you to participate, and a resumé.

Apply at:


Corning, New York: United States

Located in Corning, New York, The Studio is part of the Corning Museum of Glass. The Studio has state of the art glass making facilities in furnace work, flameworking, kiln working, coldworking and engraving. You'll be able explore the Museum’s glass collection to inspire your work, and you'll have access to the Museum's unparalleled collection at the Rakow Research Library. You also become part of the supportive community of artists and students who work with glass in Corning.


  • Residency Length: One month
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 2
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 13


  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application deadline: August 31

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
  • Meals: Residents make own meals/groceries provided

    Food stipend is provided.

  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
  • Studios/special equipment: Glass blowing, Glass casting, Sculpture

Residency Fees


Stipends / other support

Transportation, as well as room and board, will be arranged for those invited to participate in these month-long programs. All basic supplies will be provided, and the facility will be made available whenever classes are not in session.

Deadline to Apply: August 31st, 2017

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