Residency: Headlands Center for the Arts is offering fully funded programs (Sausalito, CA)

Location

Sausalito, California: United States

The Marin Headlands is 13,000 coastal acres of national park located just 10 minutes north of San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge. Headlands Center for the Arts is housed in artist-renovated former military buildings, surrounded by low coastal hills and the Pacific Ocean at the northern edge of the entrance to the San Francisco Bay.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: 4-10 weeks; average residency length 8 weeks
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 12
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 50
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 1000

Eligibility

  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: May apply as a team
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    Since 1987, Headlands Center for the Arts has provided residencies for professional artists from more than 30 countries and 20 U.S. states. We welcome artists at all levels to apply; however, artists pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees may not apply while enrolled in degree-granting programs. Former Artists in Residence must wait five years to re-apply. Additional details and complete current information can be found by visiting our web site: www.headlands.org.

  • Application deadline: June 02 2017

Residency: The Studios of Key West has a month-long, no-cost program up (Florida)

The Studios of Key West (Key West, FL - United States) offers no-cost, month-long residencies to visual artists, writers, composers, performers and interdisciplinary artists from around the world. Known for blue skies, open water and mangrove islands - and 70 degree days in winter - Key West is removed from the American mainland by 120 miles of bridges and small islands. Deadline: May 15. Read more and apply here

Residency: Fully Funded one-month residency up for photographers (Colorado)

Elsewhere Studios (Paonia, CO - United States) is offering a one-month fully-funded residency for a photographer working in ME (Multiple Exposure) or ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) - or other experimental techniques. The residency will take place in the last trimester of 2017 (September, October, November, or December). The residency includes living and studio space at Elsewhere Studios for the month and a $250 stipend. Deadline: May 1 read more 

Residency: Ox-Bow Residency applications now open (Michigan)

Disciplines: Theater, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Saugatuck, Michigan, United States

Deadline: 1 May, 2017

Duration: September 3rd - October 7th 2017

Eligibility: Applicants must be over the age of 18

Support: We are happy to announce that in 2016 Ox-Bow furthered its commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program (including application, room & board, and residency fees). All accepted residents are fully funded. Artists may apply for additional stipends to help pay for the cost of travel, supplies, and time away from work.

Costs: none

URL: http://www.ox-bow.org

Program Description:

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017 (Midnight, CST)
Residency Length: Two, three, and five week (September 3rd - October 7th)
Costs: Accepted residents are fully funded. Artists can apply for additional stipends within the application.

Ox-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers artists and writers the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. During the fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists.

At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. During the fall season, Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. The fall is an ideal time for writers to apply as there are studios dedicated specifically to them. It’s also a great time to propose group or collaborative work. The residency is open to all visual art disciplines and writers.

The residency provides:
• Studio (access to ceramic, printmaking, and painting studios—if you would like access to these facilities make sure this is clearly stated in your application)
• Private room
• Meals
• A community of engaged artists
• Opportunities to share work: slide presentations and/or readings

We are happy to announce that in 2016 Ox-Bow furthered its commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program (including application, room & board, and residency fees). All accepted residents are fully funded. Artists may apply for additional stipends to help pay for the cost of travel, supplies, and time away from work.

To find out more about Ox-Bow’s AIR program and to apply, visit our website: http://www.ox-bow.org

More Info: http://www.ox-bow.org

Residency: Honey and Salt (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Disciplines: All Disciplines.

Location: Economy, Nova Scotia, Canada

Duration: 1-3 weeks

Eligibility: Applicant must apply with project.

Support: housing, studio space, beauty farm on the bay of Fundy

Costs: $80 - 35 per week depending on type of accommodation

URL: http://www.redclayarts.ca

Program Description:Red Clay is offering weekly residencies for individuals seeking a place to work within the woods, by the sea.

Red Clay is located in Upper Economy Nova Scotia on the Bay of Fundy about 90-minutes from Halifax (see on google maps). Red Clay is a utopian homestead of gardens, lawns, pathways and ponds. Within this landscape, the Red Clay house has a well-lit studio space where resident artists can set up individual workplaces. The intention is for the space to be clean and uncluttered to allow for thought and introspection.

The Honey and Salt residency program is for creative and productive people who seek and can derive inspiration from a place to work from in rural Nova Scotia (such as a charming cabin in the woods) with access to a workspace or studio.

The culture of the residency is one of respect for each person’s work. Similarly, residents are expected to support the aesthetic by keeping the space and gardens beautiful.

The philosophy of the Honey and Salt residencies is to offer a quiet but interactive space for artists and creative workers, thinkers and planners.

Term

Residency terms may be from one week to three weeks.

No Honey and Salt Residencies are offered in August. Residency opportunities in August are offered through the White Rabbit Annual Residency

Application

Honey and Salt residents are accepted based on the quality of their application.

Applicants should request a specific length of residency and submit a brief statement of purpose and the dates requested.

The application can be made through email (redclayforest@gmail.com) or through this online form.

Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified within 10 days of receipt.

Accommodations

Resident artists have a choice of accommodations: the white room in the main house, one of two small lofts in the Green House or “Candle”, the tiny cabin in the woods built for one person.

The Landing Room

If you need the comfort of an interior space, the Landing Room is brightly lit, has access to a full washroom and is conveniently close to everything. It has a double bed and lots of room for your gear.

Tiny Cabins Tiny primitive cabins in the woods a stone’s throw from the house.

Candle is a bed with a roof and has big windows looking down on the stream.

The Beebarn is in elevated above the apple orchard for a beautiful view of the Bay.

Studio Space

Residents will be provided with a work-station in the lower studio where they can leave tools and projects. However, residents are expected to keep their work area clean and orderly.

Cost

The Honey and Salt residencies program is not a commercial project. Red Clay only charges a modest fee to help support the cost of the facility.

There are no paid staff or housekeepers, we are welcoming you into our homestead, it’s not much but it’s paradise.

Residency fees are as follows:

Cost per week:
Private Rooms $ 80
Tiny Cabins $ 70
Dorm Bed in the main house $ 60
Dorm Bed in the greenhouse $ 60
Camping Fees $ 40

Residency fees cover accommodation and studio space, heat, power and internet. Accommodation covers a furnished bedroom space or loft.

Facilities include; cooking, internet, solar shower & studio space.

Basic supplies such as toilette paper and cleaning supplies are provided.

Food, transportation, and workshops not included.

Fees are low because we are busy making art. We therefore, ask residents to try to be self-sufficient and offer mutual support.

Workshops

During the season, there are a number of scheduled weekend workshops. These workshops tend to bring a group of 10-15 people to the property. Resident artists can either pay a partial fee to participate, volunteer as a support person, or work on their own.

Food

Everyone is responsible for bringing their own food.

The kitchen is well stocked with spices and dry goods (rice, flour, chick peas, lentils and beans) and residents may use the kitchen inventory provided they restock. Restocking should be done before a resident leaves.

We often divide the preparation of meals into teams. The system is simple: if you are sharing in these meals please be sure that you are providing food, as well as, consuming it, this usually works out to cooking every other day or so. If you have severe allergies please contact redclayforest@gmail.com and let us know in advance.

If you have severe allergies please contact redclayforest@gmail.com and let us know in advance.

All dietary specification should be recorded on the kitchen chalkboard.

Bringing Friends, Kids and Animals

Friends are welcome, but we ask that everyone staying overnight contribute $8.00 each per night if not a part of another program. This daily fee does not include food.

More Info: http://www.redclayarts.ca

Request for Qualifications: LA County ARts Commission seeks ARTIST(S) to Create ENGAGING artwork for new San Fernando mental health center (Los Angeles)

Overview
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks an innovative artist(s) to design and create one or more compelling artwork(s) for the San Fernando Mental Health Center. Possible locations for artworks include the main entrance lobby, the children’s lobby/play room, conference rooms, group room, the hallway along the interview rooms and/or the interior outdoor courtyard. Construction on this new facility will begin in early 2018. The center will deliver an array of outpatient mental health services to children and their families. Mental health programs that serve the community will also be housed at the center. These programs include the Child Navigation Team, Psychiatric Mobile Response Teams and Law Enforcement Teams. These programs are field based, responding to the mental health needs of communities within Service Area 2. The artwork should be sensitive to the programs’ priorities and, in a thoughtful manner, address the needs of its clients. The artwork should be welcoming and engaging and establish a warm and comforting environment for the young clientele visiting the center. Delicate or fragile works should be designed to be out of reach of children. 

Artwork Opportunities include: 
1) The primary artwork opportunity is in the main entrance lobby, work may be sculptural
or 2D

2) Secondary interior spaces, including the children’s lobby/play room (2D or sculptural), two conference rooms (2D), group room (2D) and hallways (2D) 

3) Interior outdoor courtyard (sculptural) 

Permanent artworks are expected to be low maintenance and have a lifecycle of at least 25 years. 

GOALS OF THE ARTWORK
San Fernando Mental Health serves the San Fernando community and the civic artwork will complement the center’s mission of “Enriching lives through partnerships designed to strengthen the community’s capacity to support recovery and resiliency.” The artwork selected will have the power to augment the experience for patients, visitors and staff to the center and enhance the atmosphere and environment in an uplifting way. The work should contribute to a warm and inviting experience for clients, which is in line with the building’s design goals. 

BUDGET
All-inclusive artwork budgets will be developed during the artist selection process and will vary but will be approximately $70,000. This budget includes artist fees, liability insurance, artist travel, and all costs associated with the design, fabrication, delivery and installation of the artwork. 

ELIGIBILITY
The commission(s) is open to professional artists residing in Southern California, defined as Ventura to San Diego Counties, who have demonstrated successful completion of a permanent large scale civic artwork. Artists who have artwork in the County’s Civic Art Collection will not be eligible unless this project has a higher budget than the previously commissioned project. See “Criteria for Selection” for required qualifications. 

San Fernando Mental Health
San Fernando Mental Health provides mental health service, medication support, day treatment services and day rehabilitation, crisis intervention and crisis stabilization, targeted case management and therapeutic behavior service. 


Their vision is to establish partnerships with clients, families and communities to create culturally competent opportunities for hope, wellness and recovery. (http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh


CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art program strives to create artworks which reflect aesthetic and technical quality, innovation, site specificity and civic engagement. To ensure that the artwork meets the expectations of patients, visitors, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders, the selected artist or artist team will be required to participate in a rigorous design process. This process includes place-based research through creative engagement, site visits
and design meetings, conservator review, structural engineering, budget tracking and timeline management. 

Artist applications will be evaluated on the following criteria: 
Ability to create an artwork that will resonate with the facility’s patients, visitors, staff and the San Fernando Mental Health community; · Proven artistic merit and strong professional qualifications that demonstrate the artist’s ability to achieve the guiding principles of the Civic Art Program ( aesthetic and technical quality, 
innovation, site specificity, civic engagement and the ability to transform a space and the user experience); 
Ability to work with a government agency, architects and engineers; Ability to effectively assess the spatial and technical conditions of an architectural space and propose an integrated, easily maintainable artwork; and Experience managing a budget of similar scale and working within time constraints. Only artists who meet these criteria should apply. 

SELECTION PROCESS
An artist will be selected through a two phased process. In the first phase, artists’ responses to this RFQ will be evaluated by the Project Coordination Committee, which will shortlist up to three finalists and one alternate. Artists should NOT send art proposals in response to this RFQ. 

Finalists will receive $750 for development of a conceputal design proposal and presentation to the Project Coordination Committee (PCC).The PCC reviews artist applications, conducts finalist proposal presentation/interviews, selects the artists (or artist teams) and reviews the project from design development through artwork installation. The PCC is composed of nine to eleven representatives from applicable County departments, the citizen advisory committee and arts professionals. The Civic Art project manager serves as a non-voting advisor to the PCC and facilitates the selection process. 

To Apply
The following application materials must be received by May 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, via Dropbox link to Civic Art at Civicart@arts.lacounty.gov mailto:Civicart@arts.lacounty.gov

1. Résumé including name, mailing address, phone number(s), email and web page (if applicable). Résumé should not exceed three (3) pages. 

2. A two-page letter of interest addressing: 
Why this project interests you; Interest in or experience with mental health or health facilities; Engagement practices and how does that reflect in your work; What does collaboration look like in your projects; and · If you were referred to apply for this call, please list the person who referred you. 

Only letters that specifically address these points will be considered. 

3. Up to ten (10) images of your relevant work. 
Submit digital images in JPEG format, PC compatible, no larger than 1920 X 1920 pixel resolution. Label each image with artist’s name and a number which corresponds to the annotated image list – for example 01JaneJones, 02JaneJones. Do not insert multiple photos into one image. 
4. An accompanying annotated image list including: 
· Thumbnail image of artwork; 
· Title, date and location of artwork; 
· Very brief project description no more than 250 words; 
· Medium and dimensions; 
· Budget; and
· Commissioning agency or client, and project manager, if applicable. 

5. List of three professional references, with title, phone and email addresses. 

deadline for Applications Application materials must be submitted May 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. 

Complete applications shall be delivered via Dropbox link to Civic Art at Civicart@arts.lacounty.gov mailto:Civicart@arts.lacounty.gov, incomplete applications, and any applications submitted after the deadline, will be deemed ineligible and not be considered. 

tentative SCHEDULE
RFQ issued April 13, 2017
Application Technical Assistance Workshop April 26, 2017
Applications Due May 15, 2017
Artist Selection June 15, 2017
Selected Artists Contacted July 3, 2017
Proposals Due September 15, 2017
Project Completion January 2019


OPTIONAL: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP
A presubmittal technical assistance workshop will be offered on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m. for interested applicants to learn more about the San Fernando Mental Health Center and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art program application process. Workshop will take place at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Please RSVP to civicart@arts.lacounty.gov mailto:civicart@arts.lacounty.gov with “San Fernando Mental Health TA” in the subject line by Monday, April 24, 5:00 p.m. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For questions about the San Fernando Mental Health Center RFQ, please contact Caroline Kerrigan Lerch, Civic Art Project Manager, at 213-202-5941 or clerch@arts.lacounty.gov mailto:clerch@arts.lacounty.gov. For additional information about the Civic Art Program, please visit the Civic Art Program online at www.lacountyarts.org/civicart.htm http://www.lacountyarts.org/civicart.htm

Do not send original artwork. Late applications will not be considered. If artists are applying as a team, the team must be declared at the time of application in the letter of interest. Include resumes for all team members with application. Please submit a minimum of 5 images per team of completed or proposed projects, not per artist. While every effort will be made to carefully handle applications, the Arts Commission cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged materials. The Arts Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses received, or commission an artist through another process. All artists who submit their materials for review will receive written notification of the results of the selection process, including identification of the selected artist(s). This request for qualifications does not constitute an offer to contract or a promise for remuneration, recognition, or any other thing. Submission of any materials in response to this request for qualifications will not constitute an express or implied contract. The information contained and/or any program or event described herein may be changed, amended, modified, canceled, revoked or abandoned without notice at any time and for any reason in the sole discretion of the Arts Commission or the County of Los Angeles. Artists will not be eligible for more than two County projects at any given time. Priority will be given to artists who have had no prior commission of the same or greater budget with the Los Angeles County Civic Art Program. If artwork proposal and/or design are selected, artist will be required to enter into a contract with the County of Los Angeles. Because the artwork will be located on public property, and because the County of Los Angeles is a public entity subject to laws, rules and regulations which are not necessarily applicable to private persons or companies, the Arts Commission has prepared a form agreement for use in connection with artwork commissioned for the Civic Art Program. A copy of the form agreement can be found on the Arts Commission’s website, at

 http://www.lacountyarts.org/civicart_opportunities.htm. If artist is selected, the artist acknowledges that he/she is willing and able to enter into a contract in the form made available on the Arts Commission website. The Arts Commission reserves the right to revise or change its form agreement at any time, for any reason, and to require artists to use the revised form for contracting purposes. 



 

Grants: Long Beach Arts Council has a total of $4000 over 4 awards (Long Beach, CA)

RISK AND INNOVATION GRANT

The Arts Council believes in the transformative power of the arts. Through the Risk and Innovation Grant, we invite our creative community to explore problems in our city, nation and world. The arts are a platform for community engagement, collaborative problem solving and creative expression. The Arts Council invites local artists, performers, collectives and groups to create a work of art that expresses how they feel about an issue in our current political and social climate. Artists may approach this project in three ways: Use an issue you care about to create a work of art that communicates your perspective and passion; Learn about an issue that does not impact your everyday life and create a work of art that builds awareness; use social practice to bring people together for a collaborative creative effort. The projects will be presented in a public forum between June 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017. There will be four awards at $1000 each with a total of $4000 in funding.

Guidelines and application instructions here

The Fiscal Year 2016–2017 Applications are due Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Residency: The Halcyon House Arts Lab (Washington D.C.)

Disciplines: All Disciplines.

Location: Washington, DC, DC, United States

Deadline: 4 May, 2017

Duration: 9 months

Eligibility: Studio space, stipend, nine-months accomodation (non-DC residents only)

Support: • A dedicated studio to concentrate on independent learning and creative practice. • $18k financial scholarship to support living and material costs • Nine months of offsite residential accommodation (eligible for non-DC residents only) • A curriculum of classes that provides skills training in negotiating, marketing, and fundraising • Mentorship and critique from an experienced arts professional • Workshops and lectures with a broad content of art topics in the public realm, from urban planning and policy, to design thinking and social justice. • Mentorship with DC high school students to provide guidance, instruction and inspiration to the next generation • Opportunities to collaborate with fellow artists, social entrepreneurs and our program partner organizations in Washington, DC.

Costs: No application fees or residency costs

URL: http://halcyonhouse.org/arts-lab

Call for Proposals: Norfolk International Airport needs some crazy-amazing public art (Norfolk, VA)

The Norfolk Public Art Commission and the Airport Art Planning Committee
seek to commission an artist to design and create exterior artwork.

LOCATION/CONTEXT: Norfolk is the cultural, educational, medical and business center of the seven city Hampton Roads area. It is thriving with culture, history, diversity, festivals, attractions and entertainment and boasts the best shopping and dining experiences in the entire region.  The city is a vital confluence of commerce, water, city, rail, transportation, government and business all coming together.  Norfolk hosts the world’s largest naval base, one of the busiest international ports on the East Coast, and the region’s international airport.
      Norfolk International Airport is the major airport serving southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina. Surrounded by water and garden, it is enhanced by the splendor of the neighboring Norfolk Botanical Garden, which creates a beautiful buffer zone between the airport and the outside world. The year-round beauty of the airport grounds has become a national role model for reconciling expanding air facilities with a delicate ecological sanctuary. It has one of the most beautiful air approaches of any city in the world. The recently renovated lobby and concourses are bright and modern with open views of the lush landscapes.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The Public Art Planning Committee seeks an artist to design and create exterior artwork that will signal Norfolk as a friendly and welcoming city. The art should be site-specific, creatively stimulate thought and conversation, and be relevant to Norfolk. The perfect artwork will create a sense of arrival, originality and momentarily relieve the stresses of air travel. 

PROJECT SITE:  Exterior artwork should be experienced by the maximum number of airport patrons. There are a variety of potential artwork sites. A key location is at the main entrance on Norview Avenue and Azalea Garden Road and would be seen as travelers enter or exit the airport grounds.  The park just outside the pedestrian bridge which runs between the main terminal and the baggage claim would also be a good location for artwork to be viewed both from indoors and outdoors.  Artwork would need to be approximately 20’ tall to be at eye level to the inside.

SIZE/MEDIA: The artwork should be large enough to be viewed by the maximum number of people entering and exiting the airport. Artwork must be fabricated in durable, permanent outdoor materials that are safe and easily maintained.

PROJECT FUNDS: Up to five finalists may be selected to be interviewed by the Public Art Planning Committee via Skype. The finalists are not expected to complete a design at this stage but will be interviewed about past work and creative process.  There will also be a preliminary discussion of the site. The committee reserves the right to select the final artist without a finalist process.
     The total budget for the completed, delivered and installed artwork is $200,000. This will cover artist’s honorarium, fabrication, materials, shipping and insurance, travel expenses necessary to complete the project, project plaque, final documentation and any incidental expenses.  The artist must hire a Virginia licensed contractor to install the artwork(s).  The selected artist may be asked to present a community educational workshop or presentation.
     Please note that a city contract will be issued with a design phase requiring review and approval by the Public Art Commission prior to fabrication.
     The selected artist must carry a Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy naming both the City of Norfolk and the Norfolk Airport Authority as additional insured, and must provide certificates of insurance to that effect guaranteeing thirty (30) days written notice before any changes to the policies become effective. The normal expected insurance requirement is three million dollars each occurrence.  Insurance can be purchased and certificate presented after the first payment is made.  If the artist employs anyone in connection with this work, the artist must carry a workers compensation insurance policy and an automobile liability insurance policy if appropriate. The artist shall also be responsible for assuring subcontractors, if there are any, meet the same insurance requirements.  

CALENDAR: This calendar is subject to change.
     May 4, 2017, 11:59 PM MDT time, submittal due date and time 
     June 2017, selection announced
     Spring 2018, completion of art

SELECTION CRITERIA AND AWARD CONSIDERATIONS: The commission will be awarded based on factors such as the aesthetic value, creativity and contemporary relevance of the proposed piece. The city will consider the diversity of beliefs and values and general standards of decency of the citizens who fund the commission and purchase public art for the City of Norfolk. The award will be made to the responsible offeror whose submission is determined in writing to be the most advantageous to the City taking into consideration the evaluation factors set forth in this Request for Proposal.
     The following criteria will be used in the proposal evaluation process:
          • Artistic merit (excellence, originality, creativity and innovative approaches) as evidenced by submitted materials
          • Professional artistic experience to fulfill the requirements of this project either in studio, educational, community, employment and/or art projects and the ability to undertake the design, creation and installation of the artwork
          • Appropriateness of materials, style and concepts in relation to this prospectus

 PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS: Submission must be submitted via CaFÉ website at www.CallForEntry.org or delivered to 232 E. Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 by 2:00 PM EDT on May 4, 2017. 

QUESTIONS/FOLLOW UP:  Questions about this project may be directed to Danny Hawk, Office of the Purchasing Agent, 757-664-4026 or danny.hawk@norfolk.gov.

For assistance with the CaFÉ online application process, contact CaFÉ tech support at 888-562-7232 or cafe@westaf.org, Monday-Friday, 8:30 PM to 5:00 PM MDT.

   
Before submitting proposals, please review the website http://www.norfolk.gov/bids.aspx for possible updates and addendums.

Jobs: Lincoln Center for the Arts needs a Production Coordinator (New York)

Description

POSITION Production Coordinator, Programming OVERVIEW Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts and education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center Campus. As the Production Coordinator, Programming, you will organize events associated with Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and other projects planned by the Programming Department. Reporting to the Production Manager, with additional directives provided by event producers, you will provide both production and administrative support. Specific responsibilities include:

• Coordinating and disseminating all production information, scheduling venue visits for artists, coordinating the distribution of venue technical packages to artists, distributing artist’s technical information to lighting and sound supervisors and venue production managers, distributing and maintaining production calendars, and tracking the distribution of all of the above information.
• Arranging accommodations, transportation, and hospitality services for guest artists.
• Processing visa applications for guest artists.
• Preparing the annual versions of the company and accounting databases. Inputting production-related budget lines. Briefing incoming production interns on database functions.
• Managing the processing of all new hire paperwork relating to programs, research union pay rates and implement production crew rates. Ensuring that payroll is submitted for seasonal staff.
• Maintaining each program’s daily schedule. Updating as new information arrives and/or as directed.
• Researching vendor pricing on production-related equipment rentals and purchases. Arranging for various production-related lighting rentals and arranging timely and accurate returns of same.
• Tracking all production expenditures, including petty cash, invoices, etc. Preparing the monthly production-related accruals and coordinate close-out for each event.
• Preparing purchase order requests, service contracts, and processing invoices through the Purchasing and Finance Departments.
• Implementing fee and payment schedule for consultants and coordinators. Preparing vendor and consultant contracts and coordinate approvals with the Legal Department.
• Supervising any seasonal production interns or temporary staff.
• Managing all master load-ins and –out schedules.
• Providing day-to-day administrative support to the Production Manager, including phone coverage, database and file maintenance, minutes at meetings, etc.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; professional phone manner • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database programs • Strong organization skills and attention to detail, with an ability to multitask and prioritize effectively • Must exhibit excellent judgement and flexibility • Knowledge of classical music and the performing arts • At least five years of experience in the field or a related business • Ability to work evenings and weekends required • This job involves being able to lift up to 50 pounds • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE Please send a cover letter (including your salary requirements and interest in Lincoln Center) and resume to our humanresources@lincolncenter.org inbox. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed. Please list: Production Coordinator in the subject line. Internal candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly. Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Call for Proposals: Light rail station mural/public art opportunity in Denver (Colorado)

Request for Proposals
Location: Cherokee and Alaska Ave. - Alameda Station

The BMP Metropolitan District No. 1 in collaboration with RedLine is seeking proposals for a public mural for the west facing wall of the Xcel Energy Electrical Substation located across the street from the Alameda light rail station. The location for the mural represents a unique intersection of urban life connecting the Denver Design District, a public transportation hub, and sets the stage for a new transit-oriented development that will redefine this area of the city.  Artists experienced in public murals should apply and consider this an opportunity to create a dynamic piece that speaks to the placement of the mural on the Xcel substation wall and its location adjacent to the RTD light rail station. Design concepts that capture the intersection of innovation, design, transportation, sustainability, and energy as well as speak to the surrounding neighborhood are encouraged.

Specifications of the Site –  

The site of the new mural will have the opportunity to visually welcome and send off light rail passengers utilizing Alameda Station.  The site is also an important front door to the broader redevelopment of the Denver Design District.  The location of the installation in relation to the light rail will allow it to be viewed by the 70,000+ passengers that pass by the station in trains every day.   This is very much a utilitarian public space and the public mural should provide the vibrancy to light rail patrons that signals their arrival or departure from the Denver Design District.

Artists will be required to sign the Artists Agreement and Waiver of Rights and Release as required by Xcel Energy - please email lmartorano@redlineart.org for an example of the Artist Agreement.  Artists will also be required to sign a Commissioning Agreement stating that the installation will be performed at the Artist’s own risk and that the Artists will hold all other parties harmless in the event of injury or damage to person or property as a result of the Artist’s installation activities. For an example of a commissioning agreement, please email lmartorano@redlineart.org.

Budget - Submissions should include a detailed description of any exclusions but artists are encouraged to provide an “all in” cost that does not exceed $60,000.  The cost should include artist fees, materials, equipment, install, and any other costs that are expected to be incurred from concept to completion. 

More info and apply here

Grant: The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation has money available for US-based artists

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art or music submissions (except as those media are integrated into a larger craft or visual art project).

An independent jury of artists and/or art professionals will judge the submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. Between 4 and 7 awards are granted annually. Previous winners of a Foundation grant are not eligible for a second award.

Materials from the winning submissions will be retained by the Foundation and may be used by the Foundation for publicity purposes.

More info and apply here. Applications will be accepted beginning May 15th, and must be either postmarked or emailed by NO LATER THAN July 15th. If you have questions about the application process, please send them to pbunten@chenvenfoundation.org.

Call for Submissions: 2018 College Art Association Conference Proposals

CAA and the Annual Conference Committee invites proposals and projects of interest to its members and varied audiences. Submissions that cover the breadth of current thought and research in art and art practice, art and architectural history, theory and criticism, studio art, pedagogical issues, museum and curatorial practice, conservation, design, new media, and developments in technology are encouraged. https://caa.submittable.com/submit

The 2018 CAA Annual Conference will be in Los Angeles, February 21-24. The Annual Conference Committee will accept the following proposals for review: Complete Sessions, Sessions Soliciting Contributors, and Individual Paper/Project proposals. All sessions will be 90 minutes in length at CAA 2018. Please plan accordingly. For full details on the submission process for the conference, please review the information below and on the individual submission pages.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION TYPES Session Soliciting Contributors

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 17, 2017

The Session Soliciting Contributors option allows a submission for a full session (90 minutes in length) with yet-to-be identified speakers and papers/projects. If selected, such sessions will be included in the call for participation (CFP) which opens June 30. Individual Paper/Project SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 17, 2017

Individual Paper/Project proposals (15 minutes in presentation length) may be submitted for review. No specific theme is required. The Annual Conference Committee will review and select paper/project proposals based on merit and group approved submissions into Composed Sessions of up to four participants. A liaison from the Annual Conference Committee will be identified for each Composed Session to assist with the format and to help identify a session chair or moderator. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 24, 2017 The Complete Session option allows a submission for a complete panel (90 minutes in length) pre-formed with participants and papers/projects chosen in advance by session chairs. This session requires advance planning and information gathering by the chair(s). Affiliated Societies

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 24, 2017 Each Affiliated Society may submit either one Complete Session proposal (90 minutes in length) pre-formed with participants and papers/projects chosen in advance or one Session Soliciting Contributors proposal (90 minutes in length) to be included in the CFP which opens June 30. A note of approval from the Affiliated Society chair must accompany the submission. This session will be guaranteed and will be identified as an Affiliated Society session in all CAA publications.

GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES --All sessions will be 90 minutes in length at CAA 2018. Please plan accordingly. --All session proposals must be completed and submitted online. --To submit a proposal, individuals must be current CAA members. All session participants, including presenters, chairs, moderators, and discussants, must also be current individual --CAA members. Please have your CAA Member ID handy as well as the member IDs of any and all participants as this is a required field on the submission form. Please note that institutional member IDs cannot be used to submit proposals. If you are not a current member, please renew your membership or join CAA. --All session participants must also register for the conference. Online registration for CAA 2018 will begin October 2, 2017. Early conference registration will end December 15, 2017 and advance conference registration will end on February 7, 2018. Early and advance conference registration fees will not change from CAA 2017, New York. --CVs are required for panel proposals where the chair and, if applicable, the co-chair are known. --Session and paper/project abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length. --The accuracy of information entered into the proposal form (e.g. spelling of names, affiliations, titles) is important as it will be pulled directly from this database for conference publications such as Abstracts 2018 and the conference website. --The Annual Conference Committee makes its selections solely on the basis of merit and works to create a balanced program. Where proposals overlap, CAA reserves the right to select the most considered version or, in some cases, to suggest a fusion of two or more versions from among the proposals submitted. --If their proposals are accepted, CAA members may participate in session panels in consecutive years.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

For more information about session proposals for the 2018 Annual Conference, please contact Katie Apsey, CAA manager of programs, at 212-392-4405 or Tiffany Dugan, CAA director of programs, at 212-392-4410.

Call for Proposals: New Mexico State University needs public art (Las Cruces, NM)

Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 4/14/17
 

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee at New Mexico State University (NMSU) seek an artist or artist team to create an interior, site-specific commission project in the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center (HLULC) on the main campus of NMSU in Las Cruces, NM. Professional artists working in the United States and demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the project scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this project opportunity. A total of $180,500 is available for the project inclusive of all costs, taxes and fees.

More info here and apply here

Call for Proposals: The New Art Center's Curatorial Opportunity Program (Newtonville, MA)

Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Massachusetts
Deadline: June 3, 2017
Number of Applications Allowed: 2

The New Art Center's Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) is currently accepting proposals for contemporary art exhibitions involving two or more artists and at least one public program.

This open-call program supports independent curators of contemporary art by making diverse visions possible in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space. The program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts, exhibits strong curatorial voices, and encourages the timely examination of new ideas and perspectives. Curators of accepted proposals receive a 1,000 USD stipend as well as administrative, installation, marketing & P.R. support.

Requirements:
- Proposals must include works by two artists or more.
- Proposals must include one public program with an educational component; more than one is encouraged.
- Curators can choose to include their own work in their proposal, but in some cases, they may be asked to eliminate their work from the proposal if the panel feels that such a cut would strengthen the exhibition.

Info and application are available here

Residencies: Three new open calls from The International Studio & Curatorial Program (New York)

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces three open calls for artist residencies in New York City in 2017–18, funded by The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and SAHA Association. In addition, Norwegian and Finnish sponsors are currently accepting applications for ISCP residencies.

Each residency includes 24-hour access to a private 300 sq. ft. studio space in Brooklyn, studio visits from visiting critics and an appointed advisor; field trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in artist talks and Open Studios. In addition, residents have the opportunity to work with a studio assistant, develop projects in the public realm with the support of ISCP staff, and are invited to take part in ISCP's exhibition program. Residents become part of a growing network of international artists and curators who are ISCP alumni.

ISCP Pollock-Krasner Residency 
ISCP is currently accepting applications from visual artists including painters, sculptors, and artists who create installations, or work on paper, including printmakers, who are eligible to work in the United States, for a fully-funded five-month residency, from September 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018, plus living and materials stipends (approximately 2,300 USD per month).

The selection committee will review applications based on quality, originality and artistic merit. Other consideration factors are: the potential impact of the residency on the applicant, the applicant's past accomplishments, and preparedness to undertake the residency. Studio visits/interviews with finalists will be held by the selection committee. 

Application deadline: April 15, 2017
Download the application here and submit to application@iscp-nyc.org indicating "Pollock-Krasner Residency" in the subject line.

National Endowment for the Arts Residency 
ISCP announces an open call for a fully-funded four-month residency, from September 1 to December 31, 2017, plus stipend (500 USD per month) for an artist whose work focuses on documentary practices. The selected resident will be expected to research, develop and produce at least one project on one or more of the following issues: fact and fiction, the representation of the real, and ethics and the documentary. This work will be included in an ISCP exhibition in October 2017. Applications will be accepted from visual artists in all disciplines who are based and eligible to work in the United States.

The selection committee will review applications based on quality, originality and artistic merit. Other consideration factors are: the potential impact of the residency on the applicant, the applicant's past accomplishments, and preparedness to undertake the residency. Studio visits/interviews with finalists will be held by the selection committee.

Application deadline: April 15, 2017
Download the application here and submit to application@iscp-nyc.org indicating "NEA Residency" in the subject line.

SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey 
Artists from Turkey are invited to apply for a fully-funded three-month residency supported by SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey. The residency will take place between September 1 to November 30, 2017 and includes a stipend of up to 7,000 USD for accommodation and living expenses in New York City, and related travel costs.

The selection committee will review applications based on quality, originality and artistic merit. Other consideration factors are: the potential impact of the residency on the applicant, the applicant's past accomplishments, and preparedness to undertake the residency. In addition, applicants who have not previously lived or worked in New York will be given priority.

Application deadline: April 15, 2017
Download the application here and submit to application@iscp-nyc.org indicating "SAHA Residency" in the subject line.

Grants: City of West Hollywood has funds available to/for transgender artists (Los Angeles, CA)

OPEN - TRANSGENDER ARTS INITIATIVE GRANT- Transgender Arts Initiative Grants are a pilot program initiated by City Council intended to support and enhance artwork to be presented or exhibited in West Hollywood by transgender artists or nonprofit organizations with a history of supporting transgender individualsThe maximum award any individual artist or artist collective may receive under this grant is $3,000. The maximum award any 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization may receive under this grant is $5,000. All proposed projects funded under the Transgender Arts Initiative Grant must be completed or in progress by June 30, 2017.

Jobs: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum needs a FT Exhibitions Specialist (Cleveland, OH)

 

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is currently considering applicants for the position of Exhibitions Specialist.  The Exhibitions Specialist reports Director of Design and Exhibitions is responsible for assisting the Director of Design & Exhibition and Preparator in the design and construction of the Museum’s exhibitions, interior and exterior public spaces, and exhibits.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.  Assists in designing exhibits. • Assists in site analysis/evaluation of space; checks measurements based on existing drawings of the Museum. • Assists in developing concepts into 3-dimensional exhibit experiences (including floor plan, design detail, section drawings, color schemes and label/graphics package). • Helps design exhibit graphics, including labels, using up-to-date presentational methods that are experiential, engaging and accessible to diverse audiences. • Communicates with Director of Design & Exhibitions about project progress. • Works with Curatorial Assistant to maintain appropriate documentation of exhibition design information, including concepts, specifications, final drawings, and graphics (text and labels) for departmental project files. • Works with curatorial team to circulate proofs and do final edits on labels and exhibit text.
 
2.  Assists in the production of exhibit graphics. • Works closely with Director of Design and Exhibitions on the production of graphics. Assists in getting estimates from vendors. • Designs and prints labels and text based on existing style-guide. Prints in-house labels and text. • Scans and creates facsimiles of sensitive paper artifacts.
 
3.  Assists Preparator with artifact preparation • Fabricates mounts for objects (including brass and steel). • Prepares textiles/clothing for display. • Mats, frames and encapsulates documents and posters. • Mounts labels and text.
 
4.  Assists with exhibit installation and maintenance. • Assists with cleaning the exhibitry in the galleries. • Assists with the installation of artifacts and graphics in exhibits. • Assists with artifact swaps and one-off installations.
 
5. Assists in designing internal displays and signage • Meets with staff members from various departments about signage/display needs. • Creates mock-ups and works with Director of Design and Exhibitions to produce finished deliverables.
 
 
6.  Assists with artifact and casework installation and deinstallation for travelling exhibits. • Travels off-site and/or out of state when required.
 
Duties include but may not be limited to the above. 
 

Requirements

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree in arts related field, preferably in design. 

• Two (2) to three (3) years of experience in a museum, cultural or performing arts institution with work in interpretive exhibition design or graphic design. Additional experience in exhibit preparation / artifact handling preferred.

• Possess general knowledge of exhibition processes.

• Ability to write and edit text.

• Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently.

• Computer Literate:  Microsoft Products; Excel, graphics software (Adobe Creative Suite). CAD-related software experience a plus.

• Possess knowledge of proper handling and care of all objects. Experience in mount-making preferred.

• Possess knowledge of proper handling and care of all objects. Experience in mount-making preferred.

• Ability to work independently without close oversight, and also a team player who will engage productively with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the Museum.  

• A professional and resourceful style; willingness to take initiative, manage multiple tasks and projects at a time; and willingness to learn.

• Thinks of the big-picture and considers the impact of decisions across the institution as a whole.

• Understands implicitly how to work with different people and various working styles across the organization.

• Sets a strong example for others by initiating collaboration and working consistently in a collegial manner.

• Encourages teamwork, and anticipates and removes obstacles to effective teamwork; seeks to resolve conflicts as they arise.

• Approaches others in a positive manner and builds solid long-term relationships with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization.

• Ability to successfully pass a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum reference check, background investigation and drug screening.

• Ability to get along with other people and regularly communicate status of assignments.

For consideration, submit resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications along with salary history online at http://rockhall.com/careers. 

Grants: Oregon Arts Commission has $1,500 up for Oregon-based Artists (Oregon)

Career Opportunity Grants support individual Oregon artists by enabling them to take advantage of unique opportunities to enhance their careers through the development of arts, business or professional skills; expanded marketing capacity and/or the further development of the nature or quality of their artwork. The following list, while not including all potential activities for which support may be used, illustrates the range of activities for which artists may request support:

  • Travel associated with an imminent, specific professional artistic opportunity (with costs calculated at most economical and direct route);
  • An exceptional opportunity for advanced study with a significant master or mentor (outside of a classroom setting and not related to any degree program);
  • Professional fees and services for a specific opportunity (i.e. a photographer to document work);
  • Rental of equipment, instruments, or working space in response to a unique artistic opportunity;
  • Materials to complete work scheduled for a gallery exhibition, performance or publication, etc., that will have a significant impact on the artist’s career; and
  • Preparation, freight and shipping costs associated with an exhibition or presentation of the applicant’s work.

Grant amounts may range from $300 to $1,500. Collaborations with The Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Community Foundation provide additional resources for established visual, performing and literary artists through this same application and review process. Deadline is April 5, 2017 5:00 pm

More info and apply here

Call for Proposals: Paper Presentations, Demonstrations or Workshops for the International Mokuhanga Conference (Hawaii)

Workshop and Demonstrations Guidelines:

  1. Demonstrations and workshops must be related to mokuhanga, Japanese woodcut printmaking.
  2. Each presentation will be limited to a maximum of two hours including translation.
  3. The presenter must bear the cost of required tools and materials. Work tables will be provided.
  4. Selected presenters are expected to pay the Conference Registration fee.

To make a proposal, please submit the following:  

  1. An outline of 300 words describing the workshop or demonstration in English or Japanese.
  2. Three digital images in JPEG format, maximum file size 1MB each
  3. Applicant’s biography (100 words)
  4. Applicant’s passport-size portrait in JPEG format

Paper Presentation Subjects:

  1. Mokuhanga History, Philosophy & Society

    This topic concerns the incorporation of mokuhanga in universities and community workshops, providing insight into cross-cultural issues. A study of this traditional Japanese technique can create a better understanding of Japanese history, society, gender and the concept of ‘the artist’ in Japanese culture.
     
  2. Bridge-building: Educational Mokuhanga Practice, International Exchange & Residency Programs

    For artists, educational practices that cultivate traditional and contemporary mokuhanga techniques can include information about international exchanges and residencies that expand horizons and inspire a younger generation of artists. While originating in Japan, mokuhanga can be seen as a vehicle for international exchange.
     
  3. Contemporary Mokuhanga

    Mokuhanga today has expanded across the world, and has changed to become more relevant to contemporary artists. This topic encompasses innovative artwork inspired by the technique or imagery of mokuhanga as well as work that expands mokuhanga into hybrid techniques such as installation and performance.
     
  4. Materials Suppliers

    The disappearance of traditional materials and their distribution network of small shops has created a challenge for artists looking for appropriate mokuhanga materials. Today new business relationships and new kinds of distribution networks are being created for tools, paper and other materials for the international community of mokuhanga artists.
     
  5. Art Markets and Mokuhanga

    This topic addresses the changing viewpoints of galleries and print collectors whose experiences have evolved within today’s global art market, and the challenge of adapting the art market to the interconnected world.
     
  6. Local Practice: Mokuhanga in Hawaii and the Pacific Coast

    An opportunity to look at the specific combination of cultural influences from East and West that have made Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Coast so hospitable to a new vision of mokuhanga.
     
  7. Mokuhanga, the Environment & Social Changes

    The technique of mokuhanga perfectly suits the growing focus on safe environmental practices that reflect new notions about sustainability in an age of climate change. Today’s print shops and schools can benefit from the non-toxic aspects of 19th century mokuhanga technology to resolve concerns about toxicity. This topic also concerns the importance of preserving hand skills in the digital age, benefitting individual artists as well as the environment.
     
  8. Artist’s Presentations

    This topic offers an opportunity for individual artists to present their own innovative and conceptually based mokuhanga artwork. Both emerging and established artists are encouraged to share their unique approaches to mokuhanga in their contemporary practice.

Guidelines:

  1. Only papers that cover one of the above subjects are eligible.
  2. Papers must be in English or Japanese and under 3000 words. Papers may include images.
  3. The oral presentation of a paper will be limited to a maximum of 20 minutes.   Extensions will not be allowed.
  4. Presenters must submit the presentation’s full text in advance to be published in the Conference Proceedings book. The deadline for full text submissions will be announced after the presenters have been selected.
  5. Selected presenters are expected to pay the conference registration fee.

Checklist for Paper Presentation Proposals:

  1. A 300 word abstract of the conference paper in English or Japanese formatted in Word or equiavalent
  2. Presenter’s biography in 100 words
  3. Passport size photo of the presenter
  4. Entry Form for Submission:Paper Presentation

Deadline March 31, 2017

More info and apply here