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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

Overview and Responsibilities


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


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

Basic Qualifications


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


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

Apply here

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

Museum Council Manager

All times are in Pacific Daylight Time.

Posted Date 6/5/2017

Requisition Number 2017-2969

Position Status Regular Full-Time

Salaried/Hourly Salaried

Category Museum Operations

Getty Location 

Getty Center


Museum - 0301-Office of the Director

Opportunity Details:

Job Summary:

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

Major Job Responsibilities:


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


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





  • Bachelor's degree

  • 3-5 yrs of related experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Apply here

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

Lead Preparator - Exhibitions, Museum Preparator III

100% FTE

2 year fixed term


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


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

This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. 

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


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

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

  • Designs and fabricates custom mounts and exhibition furniture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • May assist with framing and unframing works of art

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

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

  • May solicit quotes, review estimates and select vendors.

  • Ensure that safety rules are followed.



Education and Experience:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Effective oral and written communication

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

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe and proper handling methods.

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

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

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

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently.

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

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

  • Demonstrated proficiency with design and database programs

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


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

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

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

  • Rarely kneel/crawl.

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

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


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

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

  • May work at heights up to 10 feet.

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

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


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

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

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

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

Please apply via Stanford University's career portal,

Deadline: 07-31-2017

Residency: Hypatia in the Woods for women who need to get away and make amazing stuff (Shelton, WA)

Hypatia-in-the-Woods was created to provide physical and mental space, solitude, and time for women to pursue their creative endeavors, undistracted by everyday demands of job, family and other obligations. We invite artists, writers, academics and business women to experience the tranquil setting of Holly House, the small cottage that serves as our residential retreat and study center.

"It is impossible to pursue original thought in the scattered remnants of the day or a lifetime" -Judith Gorch


Shelton, Washington: United States

Hypatia-in-the-Woods and the residence, Holly House, is located on 3.5 acres of a Pacific Northwest cedar and fir forest. Only a few miles outside the small town of Shelton, WA, and near the Olympic National Forest, it sits above Hammersley Inlet, a part of the Salish Sea (Puget Sound). Serenity and inspiration for our residents is the focus of our mission.


  • Residency Length: 1-4 weeks
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 1
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 21
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 50


  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application deadline: February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15
  • Additional deadline info:

    Applications are read on a quarterly basis for assignment to available time up to ten months ahead, e.g. Feb. 15 for final quarter of calendar year, May 15 for first quarter of next calendar year)

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 

“The Holly House provided much more than a place to stay. It gave me solitude to focus, inspiration for my creativity, and a chance to follow my dreams.” “Time is the greatest gift we can offer ourselves as writers, as artists, as human beings. It’s a joy to be here.”

“I came here for three weeks to paint, which I did, but, as so many have said before me, my time here has been so much richer than that. …The first week here I sat in gratitude as I felt the knots unwinding in my mind."

— Robin Olsen

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house)

    Cottage is five miles from nearest town.

  • Meals: No meals/food provided

    The cottage has a small, efficient kitchen.

  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: no

    The residence has some accessibility features but is not completely accessible.

  • Other facilities and services: Members of the board live nearby and provide in-person instructions upon arrival and offers of socializing during a resident's stay, such as a potluck with the board or tour of the area, if desired.

Residency Fees

There is no fee. Many of our residents contribute some or a part of our estimated $35 per day cost of operating Holly House, but no worthy applicant is turned away because of inability to contribute.

Stipends / other support

The board will assist successful applicants who wish to offer performances or workshops during their stay to find venues. While a vehicle is extremely useful in our rural location, our volunteers can usually assist residents who come without transport in getting to town for groceries, to do laundry, and other needs.

Additional expectations / opportunities

This is a solo residency, not a community environment; residents are responsible for their own meals, laundry and other daily needs.

Contact Information

PO Box 58
Shelton, Washington 98584
United States

Request for Qualification: WeHo Arts Division wants you to crunch their data into art (West Hollywood, CA)


The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division is seeking qualifications from artists and artist teams in order to select an artist/team(s) to produce data visualizations of the community priorities and information collected in the City’s cultural plan, WeHo Arts: The Plan. The City intends to select three (3) artist/team(s) to create unique digital artworks to illustrate the vision for The Plan and its outcomes. Three (3) commissiones will be awarded to three (3) unique individuals and/or artist teams for individual projects to not exceed $3,000 each. 

Online application: 
More information about WeHo Arts - 
More information about WeHo Arts: The Plan: 

For all questions related to this call to artists contact Rebecca Ehemann,

Grant: Crayola "Keeping Creatively Alive" grant for work with students (US)

The 2017 program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary/middle schools. Beginning December 1, 2016, submit your application for the opportunity to receive a grant to help build your school's creative capacity. Each grant-winning school (up to 20 grants awarded) receives $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000.

Here's how you can get started now...

  • Form a collaborative team to plan innovative ways of infusing creativity throughout the school.
  • Brainstorm a leadership program that will enrich the creative capabilities and confidence within the school community.
  • Plan how and who will lead this collaborative effort.
  • Complete the application.
  • Submit application by June 23, 2017 (the principal must be a member of NAESP).
  • Receive a gift - every Early Bird application submitted before midnight on Monday, June 5, 2017 will receive a Crayola product Classpack.

In collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), Crayola offers up to 20 grants for schools in the United States or Canada. The applications will only be accepted from principals who are members of NAESP. If you are not the principal, please collaborate with your school's leader to develop the plan. The National Art Education Association encourages their members to partner with their school's principal and colleagues to generate grant proposals.

Schools who received this grant in 2016 will not be eligible to apply for a 2017-2018 grant. Instead, we urge those grant winners to become judges to help score new proposals. 2016 winners may apply again in 2018.

Applications should be sent to or faxed to 610-515-8781, Attn: Anita DeChellis. Applications will be accepted until 12:00 Midnight ET Friday, June 23, 2017.

Grant link:

Residency: Awesome residency for artists of all mediums in the American Southwest (Kingman, AZ)

ArtHub is a new organization that provides four visual and literary artists a chance to concentrate on their creative efforts by offering free space to live and work for three months.

Housed on the lower floor is an open studio where those four artists will be able to make and display their artwork in the public eye.

The upper floor is a fully furnished, five bedroom apartment where the four artists-in-residence will stay. The space was completely renovated in the fall of 2014, built up by Angle Homes. Features include spacious bedrooms, a large living room, storage areas, two bathrooms, a kitchen/dining room with an island, wifi, and other extras.

To apply for the program, please visit our website for instructions:!submissions/c20x9


Kingman, Arizona: United States

Kingman is a town in Northwest Arizona, situated between the Hualapai and Cerbat Mountain Ranges. The area offers inspiration through a varied landscape, a historical presence, and a small town culture. Within a short drive are a number of attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, Arizona Snowbowl, Las Vegas and nostalgic sites on Route 66.


  • Residency Length: 3 months
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 4


  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application deadline: March 15, July 15, November 15
  • Application Ongoing: Yes

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
  • Studios/special equipment: Painting

Residency Fees


Stipends / other support


Additional expectations / opportunities

We expect our residents to interact with the community. This includes keeping the studio open to the public five days a week, four hours a day. The artists will collaborate to choose their hours. In addition to these required hours, the artist may use the studio at any time. Artists are also expected to give a class, lecture or workshop once a month.

Contact Information

114 N. Fourth St.
Kingman, Arizona 86401
United States

Tel: (801) 636-2489

Residency: Arteles Creative Center has a thematic residency program open (Finland)

Arteles Creative Center | Silence Awareness Existence - Thematic residency program in Finland, Winter 2017-18

Emerging Program member

The call is now on for: Silence Awareness Existence - Thematic residency program in Finland, Winter 2017-18
Application deadline: 30th of June 2017

Read more:

Residency programs and 'how to apply' information:

----NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30th June 2017----

Silence Awareness Existence residency program in Finland, Winter 2017-18
- for artists, scientists & deep minds from all disciplines
- 1 and 2 months periods in December 2017 - March 2018
- Read more & apply online:


Hämeenkyrö: Finland

Arteles Creative Center is located in Haukijärvi, a part of the countryside city of Hämeenkyrö in Finland. The region represents very traditional Finnish countryside with beautiful landscapes, forests and hundreds of lakes.

Contact Information

Hahmajärventie 26
Hämeenkyrö, 38490
Tel: +358 341 023 787

Jobs: PT Museum Receptionist Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (Los Angeles)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is currently seeking a: 

Museum Receptionist at the Hollywood Bowl Museum (part time)

Founded in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's mission is to perform, present, and promote music in its varied forms at the highest level of excellence to a diverse and large audience, both at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.  The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is dedicated to continuing its pre-eminent status in the music world of the 21st century.

Position Summary:

Greet visitors and professionally represent the organization at the reception desk of the Hollywood Bowl Museum. This position will be two days a week during the off season with the possibility of more shifts during the busy summer season.

Position Elements:

  • Answer main telephones lines and direct callers.
  • Greet guests and announce visitors. 
  • Open and redirect general mail.
  • Sign for daily deposit, packages, and direct messengers.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and integrity of the museum and its exhibits.
  • Be knowledgeable about current exhibits and Hollywood Bowl history.
  • Process small cash transactions, and keep an accurate record of cash on-hand.
  • Maintain and stock brochures in the lobby and ensure area is neat and welcoming.
  • Maintain museum staff comp tickets during the respective seasons.
  • Communicate with Operations and Museum Assistant about all building issues.   
  • Work with Museum Assistant to maintain quality of museum.
  • Work with Docents to represent the museum and organization.


  • Minimum 2 years administrative support experience in a fast-paced professional environment.
  • Excellent phone manner and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and initiative.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to represent the Association in a professional manner both on the phone and in person.
  • Good computer literacy and proficiency (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Internet based research, etc.). 
  • Classical music and/ or museum background a plus.
  • Must be able to correctly pronounce visiting artists, conductors and composers names. 

How to apply:

  • Complete the online application by clicking here
  • Complete the application with all pertinent information.
  • At the end of the application, a confirmation page will appear when your submission has been successful


Deadline: 07-13-2017

Request for Proposals: Lake Linganore RFP Public Art Sculpture (Maryland)

Entry Deadline: 6/23/17

More information and apply here
Seeking professional artists with all of the following qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated experience realizing permanent, large scale exterior public sculpture in low maintenance, highly durable materials. Must have successfully completed at least three exterior public art commissions with budgets of over $50,000.  Please note that this number is for qualifications purposes only and not the budget for the art piece as it has not yet been established out of the entire entrance construction budget.
  • Experience working with private developers to create site-specific exterior public art in a residential housing development setting.
  • Demonstrated success creating artwork incorporated into traffic medians or traffic circles, addressing issues such as local and state code, traffic sight lines, integration with public utilities, irrigation and lighting systems, maintenance and other issues unique to such sites.
  • Experience with in-depth community engagement with diverse community members and other key stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience working in collaboration with complex project teams including engineers, developers, landscape architects, community groups and government agencies such as departments of planning and permitting and departments of transportation.
  • Available to begin work immediately and to meet the demands of a fast-track design process.  A $1,000 stipend will be paid to finalists to cover the expense of travel and a design proposal; no additional funding will be available for this phase.

Due to an accelerated construction schedule, finalist proposals must include detailed plans for foundations/footings appropriate to the site and to the requirements of the State of Maryland. Foundations will be excavated and poured well in advance of the sculpture’s installation.

Sited at the main entry to the residential ‘villages’ clustered around Lake Linganore, the proposed sculpture should reinforce the values of the community, both physically and symbolically, acting as both landmark and gateway.

Founded in 1968 by J. William Brosius, Lake Linganore is a planned community comprised of 15 villages surrounding a system of small lakes, the largest being Lake Linganore. The villages are connected by a series of small roads and an extensive network of trails, with plenty of open space and opportunities for natural recreation. Some of the original, built elements of the community were designed by the architect E. Fay Jones. Jones apprenticed with Frank Lloyd Wright, and an Arts and Crafts theme continues to inform the design aesthetic.

 For additional community and background information:

 Artists should submit the following:

  1.  10 images
  2.  Image Description List, including all agencies artist worked with on the commission
  3.  Resume (No more than 4 pages; attached as a PDF)
  4.  250 Word Statement of Interest
  5.  250 Word Artist Statement
  6.  Four references

Call for Proposals: Maiden LA wants the thing you do (Los Angeles)

MAIDEN LA is an inclusive and expansive county-wide survey of art happenings throughout the month of August 2017. The program encourages self-initiation, the use of alternative spaces, and the consideration of the city as a platform for generative discourse and exchange. Maiden LA is an egalitarian program that aims to create an open forum for artists, collectives, curators, galleries, museums, et cetera, to connect and share.

MAIDEN LA--a playful anagram and homophone of ‘Made in LA’--is a call to assemble and host open studios, group shows, performances, or any variety of self-initiated projects in both traditional and unconventional spaces during the month of August.

Artists, organizers, and self-started spaces are encouraged to host an event anytime during the month, and to submit project details for inclusion in an online directory and interactive map. There will also be a limited edition fold-out map that will act as a physical guide to the network.  

SUBMISSION DEADLINE is June 15, 2017 11:59 p.m. PST

Please fill out submission form here

To connect with other participants about potential collaborations, venues, etc., please post to our Community Bulletin Board.

Download a .PDF of the Open Call here

Call for Entry: New Mexico's looking for Public Art with a civil rights twist (Albuquerque, NM)

Asian American Monument
Bernalillo County
Parks and Recreation
Public Art Program
111 Union Sq SE 2nd Fl
Albuquerque NM 88172


Entry Deadline: 6/2/17


Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10 
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10 

View Site Details

Location/Context History

The Asian American Monument Committee of New Mexico requests artists or artists’ teams to submit qualifications for designing a public art sculpture budgeted for $265,000 in honor of the landmark civil rights ruling from Territory v Yee Shun (1882) which affirmed the competency of Chinese Americans to testify in court and have their testimony accepted.  For additional information on the history of the case, email Successful applicants will demonstrate:

  1. Cultural competency

  2.  An understanding of this court case and why it is still relevant to all Americans today. 

  3. A broad history of Chinese Americans using the judicial system to advance and protect civil rights

  4. Relevance to all Americans today.


The site for the sculpture is the urban environment in downtown Albuquerque at the Second Judicial District Courthouse in Albuquerque New Mexico at 400 Lomas Blvd NW, 87102.  The sculpture will be located on the west side of the court house.  (See attached photos.)

Project Intent/Theme:

The intent of this sculpture is to commemorate the landmark historic Chinese American civil rights ruling, Territory of New Mexico v. Yee Shun (1882).  This monument also honors the citizens and the legal system of New Mexico which recognizes that ‘justice and liberty for all’ is a principle for all ages and people. The sculpture should reflect the tenacity of the human spirit and speak to all people – not just Asian Americans, but could include elements of Asian American Culture. 


The committee seeks artists or artist teams who are proficient in large scale abstract sculpture who can evoke a contemplative and inviting space with their designs.  The size of the artwork should be proportionate to the scale of the courthouse and sidewalk and address the interactive and pedestrian nature of the location. Public safety is a concern. The artwork should not pose a threat of injury of any persons who may come in contact with the piece.

Project Funds:

$265,000 available to commission a work of art on the west side of the Second Judicial Courthouse - $255,000 from the New Mexico State Legislature and $10,000 from the City of Albuquerque.  A stipend of $2,000 will be provided to each of the three finalists to present their designs in person in Albuquerque, New Mexico


The call is open for 60 days, three finalists will have 60 days to prepare their designs before presenting to the Asian American Monument Committee and the community in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Eligible artist or artist teams must reside in the United States.

Grant: 2017 Lucie Foundation has funds for Emerging Photographers (Los Angeles)

2017 Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholarships
For International artists

Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Our support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, to digital and film-based works. Our concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer three cash grants to support the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.

Deadline: June 15, 2017 at 12am PST

Learn More & Apply:

Deadline: 06-15-2017
Lucie Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Teal Thomsen
Phone: 310.601.8723

Residency: Skirball Cultural Center needs Teaching Artists (Los Angeles, CA)

Skirball Cultural Center seeks applications from visual-arts based teaching artists who will facilitate an 8-10 week in-school residency program for high school students


The Skirball Cultural Center presents programs that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections, and call upon us to help build a more just society.


The Skirball’s In-school Residency Program provides students with opportunities to engage with issues that are important in their lives and explore how art can be a tool for social action. It strives to ignite students’ self-confidence, imagination, and sense of agency. Students and teachers work intensively over the course of 8-10 weeks with a teaching artist and Skirball educators to learn basic techniques in one or more creative disciplines. Each residency culminates in a professionally produced, student-created presentation at the Skirball Cultural Center.


What is street art? Who speaks and who decides what counts as art? One class of high school students will embark on an immersive investigation of muralism, street art and the many other rich traditions of public artistic expression across Los Angeles and Mexico. Two Skirball exhibitions presented as a part of Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America will serve as an entry point and framework for this residency—Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner‘s Mexico and Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day. Guided by a teaching artist, students will explore the contemporary relevance of street art and design in our city, creating original work that shares their stories of life in Los Angeles.


  • Develop a syllabus and lesson plan for a series of workshops spanning 8 to 10 weeks,  September – December 2017
  • Attend planning meetings with teachers and Skirball staff prior to the residency start date
  • Meet deadlines for submission of materials
  • Facilitate 1 or 2 hour in-school workshops weekly over 8-10 weeks and participate with the class in field trips to the Skirball
  • Develop a culminating student-produced event at the Skirball, in collaboration with Skirball staff


The qualified candidate will have professional experience using visual arts to explore issues of social justice, a practice influenced byMexican and/or Mexican American identity, fluency in both English and Spanish, and at least two years previous teaching experience (experience working with classroom teachers and/or high school students preferred). A successful candidate will be organized and communicative; flexible and able to adapt lesson plans based on feedback; passionate and inspiring with respect to their art form. 


BY MAY 22, 2017, please submit:

  • Cover letter outlining your teaching experience, personal art practice, and experience using art to explore issues related to representation, identity, or civil liberties;
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
  • Documentation of teaching (1 sample curriculum piece/lesson plan);
  • A one page description of your proposed workshop that clearly outlines the participant objectives, a possible weekly sequence of activities, and a description of the end-product;
  • List of dates available to teach workshops over the course of 8-10 weeks, during school hours, between September 25 and December 15, 2017

Please email application to Anna Schwarz, Senior Educator for School and Residency Programs at with subject line: In-School Residency Proposal

Deadline: 05-22-2017
Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Anna

Call for Entries: Music Tastes Good festival (Long Beach, CA)

Call for Artists, Designers, Creatives and Makers!

Music Tastes Good is an eclectic two-day music and food festival, taking place at an outdoor location in downtown Long Beach, CA on Saturday, September 30th & Sunday, October 1st. Inspired by our nation’s shipping ports, and more specifically, the Port of Long Beach, this year’s event draws heavily on cultural exchange and the import and export of sounds, flavors, and ideas.

The festival is looking for projects that:

  1. Provide high impact with exceptional and visionary work.
  2. Engage community through an artist-initiated process.
  3. Exhibit cultural experimentation and innovation.

Ideal projects will embody one or both of the overarching and intertwined festival themes of musical performance and culinary arts.

All media is accepted. This includes, but is not limited to, painting, photography, sculpture, light projection, video, and all two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, new-media and any non-traditional media. Submission can be a single piece, a series, an installation with multiple components, or any other output that could be exhibited in an outdoor space. The space is big, really big. Think big, nothing but vast amounts of bigness.

Please check website listed for full application requirements and direct all correspondence to the festival’s Director of Art Installations, Nicolassa Galvez at

Deadline: 05-14-2017
Music Tastes Good
Long Beach, CA

Contact: Nicolassa Galvez

Call for Entries: Summer Group Exhibition at DAC Gallery (Los Angeles)

The DAC Gallery is seeking submissions for its annual Summer Group Exhibition that will take place June 3rd - July 7th, 2017.

This call is open to all artists within the continental United States. There is no submission fee. Although the range of accepted mediums is largely open, the gallery is interested in emphasizing artwork that is wholly or in part, made from fiber-based materials. 

Submissions are due by 4PM on May 12, 2017 to Submissions will only be accepted through email (Dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive, and compatible methods of large file delivery applications are acceptable). An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 6-8PM.

Please do not call or email to check on the status of your submission, artists be notified by 4PM on May 19th regarding the Gallery Director's decision on what work will be exhibited. Detailed submission guidelines can be found here

Deadline: 05-12-2017
Downtown Art Center (DAC) Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Erin Wolfe
Phone: 213.627.7374

Call for Entry: Mailart needed for Brainworks Gallery's "Huddle" (Los Angeles)

call for Mail/Postcard Art: Huddle
For International artists



The #equalityforall mail art show

Hosted by Brainworks Gallery

Curated by Kristine Schomaker
Sponsored by Art and Cake

(submission details below)


“First, we marched. Now we Huddle. We will gather together in our neighborhoods all over the world to define our next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action.

Huddle (n.) – a small group of people holding an informal conversation”

I was part of a recent huddle in Los Angeles. It was an amazing experience to feel like we aren’t alone in our thinking about the current political climate. We talked about what is going on in our country and what we could do to make a difference.

This is one of my next steps. I am curating a mail art show at Brainworks gallery in August 2017.

Exhibition Dates: August 5th to 18th
Opening reception: August 5th 5-8pm
Brainworks Huddle: Date tbd

Postmark deadline for submissions: July 21, 2017

Eligibility: International

Entry fee: $0

Media: All work must be on 4×6 inch postcard cardstock format and sent through the post office mail. Any work not following these guides will not be used.

Theme: Huddle. You are not alone. Show us how you #resist. We want to hear your voices.

Sales: All work is donated to the show and sold for $25 each. 100% of proceeds will be donated equally to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the Trevor Project.

(We are looking into having the show travel. You will not be getting your work back.)

We reserve the right to exclude work that we deem inappropriate.

Submit to:
Kristine Schomaker
c/o Brainworks Huddle
PO Box 86422
Los Angeles Ca 90086

Please share a photo of your postcard on instagram before you send it and use hashtags: #brainworkshuddle #womensmarch #huddle #resist #hearourvoice #whyimarch #imarchforequality #freedom #onelove #humanrights #wewontgoback #theresistance

Thank you for sharing your voices!!

Follow Art and CakeBrainworks Gallery and Shoebox PR to keep up with the latest information on our HUDDLE.

Deadline: 07-21-2017
Brainworks Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Kristine Schomaker
Phone: 661.317.1069

Grants: Nevada Arts Council has $1000 quarterly for Nevada-based Artists (Nevada)

  • DEADLINE: May 15, 2017 (Qtr. 1, For projects occurring: July 1–Sept. 30)
  • More info and apply here
  • (Advanced Review Deadline: 45 days prior to quarterly deadline)

    GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $1,000.

    Quarterly Jackpot Grants support new or exemplary art projects by nonprofit arts and non-arts organizations, schools, public institutions or artists that take place during a three-month period. (For example, apply for the First Quarter Jackpot Grant to support projects/activities scheduled for July 1–September 30.)

    Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to: art exhibitions, performances, readings and concerts, sponsoring of arts-related workshops and conferences, marketing and promotional activities and planning, implementation, and/or evaluation of arts education/learning programs for school-aged students or other targeted participants.

  • An applicant may receive only one Jackpot Grant per fiscal year.
  • Organizations applying for funds to support an artist residency must submit an Arts Learning Project Grant or Artist Residency Express Grant application.

    No match for individuals. 1:1 cash match for organizations. NAC requires that grantees report all in-kind contributions of goods and services as they have a cash value and demonstrate a broad base of community support


    Individual artists of all disciplines, including folk and traditional artists, community scholars and teaching artists.

  • Individual applicants must have U.S. citizenship or legal resident status, be at least 21 years old, be a Nevada resident for 12 months prior to the date of application, and not be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in the area for which they are requesting NAC funds

    Nevada 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public institutions such as schools, colleges, community centers, youth organizations, museums, tribal entities, senior centers, park districts and libraries. Organizations in the process of applying for nonprofit 501(c)3 status may apply using a Fiscal Agent.


    This is a quarterly grant category. As applications arrive, each is reviewed for eligibility and completeness by NAC staff, processed and scheduled for committee review.


  • All required Support Material must be submitted using the GO™ system
  • An organization that has not previously applied for NAC funding is required to submit an IRS 501(c)3 letter confirming legal nonprofit status and a copy of its current board list
  • Individuals are required to submit a photo copy of your Nevada Driver’s License for proof of eligibility. If you don’t have a Nevada Driver’s License, please call NAC staff to discuss alternate documents to demonstrate eligibility
  • Individuals collaborating with other artists must provide work samples and résumés for those artists

Call for Proposals: Wiseman/FireHouse Galleries Call for Exhibit Proposals 2018 (Oregon)

Wiseman/FireHouse Galleries Call for Exhibit Proposals 2018
All artists 18+ are invited to submit proposals in any media. Work must be original and have been executed within the last two years. Send 20 digital files saved as high quality JPEGs on a CD or flash drive with image list (title, media, size), resume and artist statement to: Galleries 2018, Rogue Community College, 3345 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass, OR 97527. Notification sent by June 23, 2017.

If accepted, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery.

Deadline: 05-19-2017
Rogue Community College
Grants Pass

Contact: Heather
Phone: 541.956.7241