Grants: 2019 GRAMMY museum grant program (USA)


Los Angeles, CA


The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2019 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals for audio preservation projects, as well as scientific research efforts. The program’s aim is to advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition.

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


A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2018 GRAMMY Museum grant cycle, please visit The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 15.

Funding: Working Artist Org's got a purchase award for $1000 (Worldwide)



$1000 Working Artist Purchase Award | Call for Submissions Deadline: September 30, 2018


We offer a small art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Our award is open worldwide to all visual artists, including but not limited to those working in traditional styles, ie., painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, glass, installation, or with digital/new media, photography and film/video. 


See our complete submissions guidelines at: .


Also look out for our Summer Quarter Photography Award Deadline: August 17, 2018!


Working Artist Org. is dedicated to discovering, collecting, and promoting great contemporary art and artists.

Grants: Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program (Culver City, CA)


Culver City, CA

Established in 1994, the Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program offers project grants to non-profit performing arts organizations in Los Angeles County. Under the purview of the City Council and the Cultural Affairs Commission, the Performing Arts Grant Program is designed to support local arts organizations and provide Culver City residents, business community and visitors with enriching and accessible cultural opportunities. For the 25th anniversary of the Performing Arts Grant Program, the Culver City Council has allocated funding from the Art in Public Places Program’s Cultural Trust Fund. Sony Pictures Entertainment has provided an additional contribution to the program.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be a current 501(c)(3) organization with a performance-focused mission. Organizations with a fiscal receiver are not eligible to apply.Theatre, music, and dance performances may be proposed. Performances must be available to the general public in a location wholly or partially located in Culver City or controlled/owned by the City of Culver City. Funding may only be used for direct expenses related to the performance in Culver City. Performing arts organizations of all sizes are encouraged to apply to this silver anniversary program.

A grant application workshop will be held on August 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City, to discuss the application and answer any questions. It is strongly recommended that new and returning applicants attend the workshop

Please direct questions to City of Culver City Cultural Affairs staff at or call (310) 253-5716.

For guidelines, applications and more information visit the Culver City website at

Call for entry: Superfine! art fair (Los Angeles)


Los Angeles, CA

"While more art fairs make their way to the west coast, it’s refreshing to welcome Superfine! to the mix to create opportunities for emerging artists and collectors and make art fairs more approachable.”

- Shepard Fairey"

Superfine! is the fun, approachable, alternative to big box art fairs. We provide real value to our artist and gallery clients, and countless opportunities for our collectors - who span both long-time collectors and affluent young professionals who may have never collected before, but want to.

Join us in the city of angels for the inaugural edition of Superfine! LA, touching down from February 14-17 2019 at uber-hip DTLA's "unconventional convention center" Magic Box at the Reef. Spreading out across 18,000 square feet, Superfine! LA will comprise two distinct spaces: the Artist Pavilion, dedicated to four programs geared towards emerging solo artists, and the Gallery Pavilion, comprised of 30 galleries representing the top emerging talent from LA and around the globe. In addition to the two pavilions, Superfine! is bringing its first A/V program to Los Angeles and is currently accepting proposals for the two 600 square foot rooms that will comprise audio-centric and video-centric installations.

Promotional partners include Hi-Fructose Magazine and artnet, with committed coverage from Bloomberg, Art Zealous, and LA Times. Each of our fairs generates north of 60 million digital impressions and sees between 5,000 and 10,000 in person visitors, 20% of whom make a significant art purchase.


For more information on Superfine! LA and how to apply, please visit

Once you have reviewed the floor plan and prepared your application, please submit your application along with 5 sample artwork images to You may also use the DocuSign feature on our website to submit your application directly - in which case you still need to send your sample images to

Your application will be reviewed within 24-72 hours of submission and you will be notified if you have been accepted into Superfine! LA.


Superfine! Fairs: Approachable, Transparent, Fair. (Oh, and Fun.)

Everything Superfine! revolves around transparency. From our easy-to-read artwork tags (believe it or not, collectors want to know the price) to fairly priced exhibition space with no arbitrary discounts or preferential treatment, our approach to the new art market is consistently above-the-board in every way possible.

The result? We bring artists and galleries to market in a friendly, fun, and fair atmosphere while creating an approachable space where new and established collectors both arrive ready to discover and collect our exhibitors' carefully curated artwork.


Why Exhibit at Superfine!

Never satisfied with the status quo, we take a hands-on approach to collector-building and curation in each of our markets. Expect cutting edge digital marketing and re-targeting, programming geared towards all levels of collectors, and the highest curatorial standards for an emerging-level fair.

Our approachable new art market appeals to not only dyed-in-the-wool collectors but those who've never collected before, and want to. Deep demographic research combined with targeted marketing and PR mean we're serious about not only bringing thousands of eyes to your work, but fostering actual sales. Of the 5,000-10,000 attendees at each edition of Superfine!, more than 20% make a purchase.

Residency: SAN’s Arts Program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Performing Arts Residency Program (San Diego, CA)


San Diego, CA

SAN’s Arts Program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Performing Arts Residency Program.


San Diego International Airport’s Performing Arts Program provides a unique platform to celebrate San Diego’s local culture and present the region’s diverse talent in dance, theater, live music, and more through an ongoing concert series, special event performances, and a bi-annual airport residency. The program enhances the airport environment and enriches the experience of airport visitors by providing unexpected encounters with arts programming.


SAN’s Arts Program launched its Performing Arts Residency Program in 2016. The residency cultivates the local performing arts community by inviting two artist groups/collectives to develop and perform new work over the course of five months that is inspired by and enlivens the airport environment.


The Performing Arts Residency Program supports the development and public performance of new work that simultaneously affords the artists an opportunity and space to create and rehearse new material while also providing patrons of SAN a unique opportunity for interaction through the performing arts. This process-oriented residency is open to contemporary performing artists in all disciplines—dance, music, theater, as well cross-disciplinary media including digital performance and projection.


Examples of programming may include local, regional and international music; modern, traditional or ethnic dance; as well theatrical productions inspired by or developed in response to the airport setting. Performing artists, arts groups, collectives, organizations, companies, and higher education performing arts departments are encouraged to submit their qualifications for consideration.


A contract in the amount of $15,000 will be awarded for a five month residency period. The selected artist groups/organizations will be required to be onsite at least twice per month and conduct at least one performance or workshop per month. Residents will work with the airport’s Arts Program staff to schedule all meetings, activities and engagement exercises necessary for the project development process. Each residency will commence with an initial site research and proposal development period and the selected artist groups/organizations will work with Arts Program staff to define subsequent performances.


For complete guidelines on the opportunity, visit: to apply is Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Grant: The Eastman School of Music's Paul R. Judy Grant Program is now accepting applications (North America)

The Eastman School of Music’s Paul R. Judy Center Grant Program is accepting applications for its Applied Research Grant Program.

Description: The Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research is a division of the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music. The Center’s research and programming emphasizes the 21st Century evolution of the innovative ensemble, influenced by both the symphony orchestra and the chamber music traditions, with a focus on creative, artist-centered ensembles that reflect new models of artistic innovation, organizational relationships, and operational sustainability.

The Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research Grant provides funding for research and projects related to innovative ensembles. Anyone based in North America may apply. These awards are available in both research and innovative projects categories, and will comprise no more than 25% of the total grant funds awarded by the program.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: October 1, 2018

Job: The Studio Museum in Harlem Per Diem Museum Educators to work in Pre-K-12 School, Family and Educator Programs (PT) (NYC)


The Studio Museum in Harlem



United States


New York, NY


Museums/Hist. Societies

Position Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)


4-Year Degree

Position Type

Part Time Temporary


OVERVIEW The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena with its groundbreaking role in promoting the work of artists of African descent. The Museum seeks Per Diem Museum Educators to work in Pre-K-12 School, Family and Educator Programs. While the Studio Museum’s galleries are currently closed in preparation for a late Fall 2018 groundbreaking on our new building, the Museum is working to deepen its roots in the community through inHarlem, a dynamic set of collaborative programs in our neighborhood. Museum Educators will facilitate meaningful experiences through inquiry-based discussions around works of art and art making projects, based on the Studio Museum’s permanent collection and inHarlem exhibitions. Educators will teach in programs at partner organizations including schools, libraries, public parks, and community centers in Harlem and throughout New York City. RESPONSIBILITIES • In collaboration with Education department staff, classroom teachers, and partner organizations, plan and facilitate program sessions and workshops, including attending planning and assessment meetings • Facilitate pre- and post- partnership evaluations, and assist with program documentation • Participate in trainings and professional development sessions in conjunction with exhibitions and programs • Assist with the installation and opening events for any student exhibitions or culminating events • Maintain regular flow of information from partnerships to the Museum in regards to partnership activities and progress • Develop and lead tours and art-making workshops for school, family, and adult groups • Co-facilitate Teaching & Learning Workshops for Pre-K-12 educators • Establish and maintain relationships with school staff in an effort to promote the Museum and its services QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree in studio art, art history, cultural studies, art education or related fields • At least 2 years’ of relevant experience in arts and museum education with responsibilities in planning, development and implementation of educational programs • Knowledge of contemporary art and artists of African descent • Understanding of inquiry-based teaching practice • Demonstrated ability in the successful development and maintenance of projects in programs and partnerships • Excellent time management and problem-solving skills • Ability to work with close attention to detail and to maintain confidentiality • Excellent communication, organization and administrative skills • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and tactfully, while representing the Museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism • Adherence to Museum policies and support of Education Department decisions in a positive, professional manner • Experience working with school, family and adult audiences • Passion for the dual mission of achieving artistic and educational excellence Particular attention will be given to applicants who have experience working with early childhood audiences, bilingual Spanish and English teaching experience as well as experience working with students on the autism spectrum, and students with developmental and learning disabilities. Position work schedule may require school day and after school work. Some weekends and evenings are required to lead and participate in Museum programs. To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to

Job: Logistics Coordinator needed at Dietl International Freight (FT, Los Angeles)


Dietl International



United States


Los Angeles, CA


Art Handling/Logistics

Position Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)


4-Year Degree

Position Type

Full Time Permanent


Description: • Coordinate all aspects of Fine Art Shipments and related projects. Operations Duties: • Undergoing TSA training and Certifications• • Communicating with customers, vendors, colleagues, agents and all other parties involved to coordinate logistics, schedules, budgets, payments, etc. • Preparing estimates and project budgets • Researching and presenting transport schedules and routing options • Opening Files (Import/Export/Domestic/Foreign) • Making bookings with and completing Job Orders for vendors – crate shops, truckers, art handlers, supervision agents, etc. • Booking airfreight with airlines • Filing SED’s through AES system • Preparing Import & Export Documentation such as AWBs, Delivery Orders, Packing Lists, etc. • Obtaining and preparing documents for US Customs Entries • Checking and establishing TSA compliance as relevant per shipment • Researching US Import and Export regulations for items requiring special permits. Obtaining special permits as needed. • Preparing courier and shipment itineraries • Presenting customers with shipment status updates • Booking courier airfare and hotel accommodations • Client pick up (vehicle required-mileage reimbursed) for courier assistance and ) • Meeting vendors and security agents for supervision at LAX and other job sites • Creating and submitting invoices for services provided Additional Duties: • Participating in client sales meetings and events • Assist manager with sales and marketing research • Assisting colleagues with general office maintenance as needed • Ordering office supplies as needed Expectations: The Projects/Logistics Coordinator in the LA office works with all clients: museums, private collectors, lenders and galleries/commercial clients, to develop and execute creative logistics solutions to accommodate each project (import, export, exhibitions, domestic air & ground shipments and local installations.) The Projects/Logistical Coordinator will work independently on specific assigned projects and collaboratively with Operations Manager on larger projects and as back up when Operations Manager is out of the office. It will be the responsibility of the project coordinator to manage all aspects of their project: timing, vendors, budgets, routing, airport supervision, courier assistance and invoicing.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Call for Entry: City of Auburn, WA: Art on Main 2019 Window-Front Art Installations (National)

City of Auburn, WA: Art on Main 2019 Window-Front Art Installations


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Washington
Entry Deadline: 9/18/18
Days remaining to deadline: 33


A program of the City of Auburn, Washington, Art on Main selects regional artists to install 3-dimensional or multi-media art installations in a public window-front exhibition space in downtown Auburn. The program offers a $1,000 artist stipend to support the creation of new work and site-specific projects, or the installation of existing work.

The deadline for this call is:  September 18th at 10:59 PM (Pacific Time)

Job: Los Angeles Opera needs a FT Associate Director of Programming, Education, and Community Engagement (Los Angeles)


Reporting to the Vice President of Education and Community Engagement, this position will have responsibility for the development, oversight and evaluation of all of LA Opera's education and engagement activities with the goal of providing access to the Opera art form to all populations in the Los Angeles community.

Position responsibilities will focus on the expansion of current educational and engagement programs including but not limited to: development of college/university engagement programs; refining curriculum and program content for all K-12 school educator and school programs, including teacher training and materials, student matinees, in-school residencies and student subscriptions; maximizing community partnerships and performance engagements for underserved populations; and strongly and positively representing LA Opera to other arts, education and civic institutions to promote constructive working partnerships in the community.

Qualified candidates will have 5+ years in arts education management, excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to thrive in a fast-paced arts environment while managing multiple programs; understanding of educational issues, curriculum, theories and strategies, age/grade characteristics; strong public presentation and interpersonal skills with enthusiasm to engage with diverse audiences. The ideal candidate will have a passion for arts education and for working with young people, educators, and artists.. Bilingual skills are a plus.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to<>




LA Opera seeks an Education Programs Assistant for their award-winning Education and Community Engagement Department. Reporting to the Education Manager, the Education Programs Associate will provide general administrative support and coordination for the Company's education and community engagement programs. This position will also assist in the planning and implementation of education programs, projects and events, and will be responsible for tracking program participant enrollment including data entry, manipulation and analysis.

Qualified candidates will be highly organized and have a degree or experience in arts, arts management or arts education. Applicants will have worked extensively in Word, Excel and Outlook, and have experience with database applications.. Qualified candidates will also demonstrate the ability to attend to detail in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment and have strong written and oral communication skills, as well as an aptitude for interacting well with the public. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, a background in curriculum development, and/or Spanish bilingual skills are all pluses..

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time, and work at a computer for long periods of time. The employee will be required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. This is a part-time position, offering approximately 20-25 hours per week. There is some flexibility in setting hours during the business week; however, the work schedule may vary and will include some mandatory nights as well as Saturdays and Sundays.

To apply please send cover letter and resume with "Education Programs Assistant" in the subject line to<>

Compensation is $15.00 per hour.


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Job: The Music Man Foundation is seeking a Foundation Administrator (FT) (Los Angeles)

*The Music Man Foundation*

*Position Description: Foundation Administrator*

*Supervisor: Executive Director *

*Located: Los Angeles, California*

*Position Type: Full-time, Non-Exempt*

*Position Overview*

The Foundation Administrator will provide administrative and tactical
support for the Executive Director and Directors of The Music Man
Foundation, an independent foundation with operations based in Los Angeles,
CA. Reporting to the Foundation’s Executive Director, this position will
be responsible for performing a variety of general administrative functions
including maintaining organized file systems, developing communication to
board members and grantees, answering general inquiries, creating meeting
agendas and taking meeting notes, and compiling research. The
Administrator will sometimes be called upon to represent the Foundation
with external constituents.

The Foundation Administrator must have an interest in the mission and focus
areas of The Music Man Foundation. The position will require excellent
organization and communication skills, as well as demonstrated

*About the Foundation*

The Music Man Foundation aims to support transformative music programs for
all children who may not otherwise be able to access such opportunities.
The Foundation makes grants to organizations that qualify as U.S. §
501(c)(3) charities to be used for programs that leverage music to make
impactful change in children’s lives.

*Key Responsibilities*

- Assist with all steps of grant-making process, including but not
limited to receiving proposals and doing initial review to ensure
completeness, preparing check requests and gift letters, and drafting grant
agreements and reporting guidelines
- Maintain database of Foundation’s grantmaking, which includes contact
information and gift history
- Maintain Foundation calendar that includes relevant meetings, proposal
and report deadlines, major events hosted by Foundation grantees, and
conferences and other learning opportunities
- Schedule meetings and travel for Executive Director and Board of
- Schedule board meetings and handle all meeting logistics
- Take minutes at board meetings and take notes at other meetings as
- Provide administrative support for the Executive Director and Board of
Directors including scheduling meetings, preparing expense reports,
maintaining updated contacts, and compiling information around Foundation
travel (coordinating meetings and pricing transportation or accommodation
- Prepare briefings in anticipation of meetings with both prospective
and current grantee organizations, as well as other funders
- Maintain Action Agenda that serves as a dashboard for all Foundation
- Draft updated content for Foundation website and social media profiles
- Draft press releases as needed and collaborate with Executive Director
to identify appropriate publicity opportunities
- Maintain online and permanent (hard-copy) Foundation files


*Education and Experience*

- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- At least two years of work experience, non-profit experience and/or
experience working closely with executives and high-level volunteers

*Technical Skills*

- Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word
- Ability to coordinate video and audio conference calls
- Experience creating and maintaining databases

*Administrative Skills*

- Appointment scheduling and calendar management
- Arranging meeting logistics and/or executive travel itineraries
- Taking meeting minutes

*Communication Skills*

- Preparing professional correspondence based on various audiences
- Processing emails, phone calls and other requests in a prompt and
pleasant manner
- Ability to produce high-quality, error-free documents

*Personal Characteristics*

- Enthusiastic, dedicated team player
- Ability to work independently
- Detail-oriented
- Good time management and ability to manage and prioritize multiple
- Interest in the Foundation’s funding areas

*Compensation & Benefits*

The Music Man Foundation offers a competitive salary and medical insurance
coverage options, as well as a flexible work environment.

*How to Apply*

Interested applicants should submit a resume with a cover email that
outlines how one’s skills and experience match the position of Foundation
Administrator. Send this via email only, to

As part of the Foundation’s standard hiring process for new employees,
employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background

All applicants to and employees of The Music Man Foundation will receive
fair treatment regardless of race, age, religion, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Grants: The Arts Council of Santa Cruz County has space for Create and Develop grants (Santa Cruz, CA)

The Arts Council of Santa Cruz County is accepting applications for Create and Develop Grants.

Description: The Arts Council of Santa Cruz County’s mission is to promote, connect, and invest in the arts in order to stimulate creativity and vibrancy in Santa Cruz County.

The Arts Council of Santa Cruz County’s Grants Program provides funding for artists and arts organization in Santa Cruz County to:

  • Support the creation and presentation of artistically excellent work
  • Increase the success of artists and the sustainability of arts organizations
  • Expand equitable access to the arts to the full diversity of residents and visitors
  • Increase social impact through art
  • Engage new audiences in the arts

Geographic Focus: Santa Cruz County, CA

Deadline: September 14, 2018

Residency: Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is looking to fill the USArtists International (Varies)

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting applications for USArtists International (USAI).

Description: Support for the presentation and touring of performing artists is central to the work of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (“MAAF”). The USArtists International program (USAI) supports performances by U.S. artists at significant international festivals and performing arts marketplaces outside the United States and its territories. The program supports the engagements of exemplary solo artists and ensembles across all performing arts disciplines including dance, music, theater, multidisciplinary work, and folk/traditional arts.

USArtists International is designed to encourage and promote the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange, and enhancing creative and professional development of U.S. artists by providing connections with presenters, curators and fellow artists. The program is committed to the presence of U.S. artists on world stages and aims to extend the reach and impact of professional artists dependent on touring for continued sustainability and career advancement.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: September 7, 2018

Residency: The ARC Arts Studios (Virginia, DC-metro)

ARC Arts Studios is accepting applications for The Artist Residency Program.

Description: The Artist Residency Program provides below-market work space for artists in the local Virginia and Washington, DC metro area. The program provides an opportunity for collaboration between artists and their community. This includes, but is not limited to, exhibition space, retail space, performance space, educational programs, and other ways to contribute to the cultural vibrancy of Arlington, VA. Artists that will be a good fit for this residency are those who are community-minded and understand the importance of the arts in a sustainable and vibrant society. Studios do not include living quarters, only studio/work space.

Geographic Focus: Virginia and Washington, DC metro area

Deadline: September 7, 2018

Request for Qualifications: California Air Resources Board (California)

California Air Resources Board: Request for Qualifications


$100,000 to $450,000


California Air Resources Board


Aug 31, 2018 - 5:00 pm




Please direct any questions about this RFQ here.


The Southern California Consolidation Project for the California Air Resource
Board (CARB) is an approximately 400,000 square-foot facility on a 19-acre campus located in Riverside, CA. The campus is one of the world’s largest and most advanced emissions testing and research facilities and consolidates five existing locations into one state-of-the-art facility. The campus, under the design-build team of ZGF, Hensel Phelps (HP), and Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI), is the largest true zero net energy facility of its type and has the highest sustainability goals including Zero Net Energy, LEED Platinum, CALGreen Tier 2, and Zero Carbon. The Public Art Program is developed and managed by Dyson & Womack.


The context of CARB is one of innovation, discovery, and stewardship of the environment. It is integral to the story of California and is a rich space for the creation of art. CARB was formed through a merger of the Bureau of Air Sanitation and the California Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Board, in 1967. It is charged with protecting the public from the harmful effects of air pollution and developing programs and actions to fight climate change.

From a time when the air pollutants in California were choking our neighborhoods and populations, the impact of CARB is directly visible and tangible to all the senses. As the CARB campus relocates to Riverside, it will encounter a new context with a narrative of its own.

The 19-acre plot CARB will inhabit is currently bordered by the orange groves of the University of California Riverside’s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. Riverside, as an agricultural research mecca, surrounds the CARB campus, but it is also a community of diverse people with global reach. This local community, as well as the staff, legislators, students, and daily visitors to the CARB campus will be the audience and activators of this Public Art Program. CARBs Southern California Headquarters will be known globally for technical excellence and environmental leadership.

The CARB Art Program has the potential to set an example for public art in public spaces for the State of California and beyond. The State of California and the California Air Resources Board; both leaders in public service and wellbeing are focused on implementing an Art Plan for the CARB Riverside campus that promotes and advances accessible public art in the built environment.

There are three unique public art commission opportunities open to artists through this open call Request for Qualifications (RFQ) / Request for Proposals (RFP) process. We encourage artists to take time looking at each opportunity and to apply to the commission that best suits their interests and work. Artists may apply to more than one commission opportunity but must apply separately to each. Artists are encouraged to submit Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) with artwork samples and letters of interest that are relevant to the specific commission to which they are applying, even when applying to multiple opportunities. We encourage artists to engage critically with the mission of CARB and the vision of the Art Plan to shape the future of public art in California and across our diverse communities.


Artists age 18 and older may apply individually or collaboratively as a team. If applying as a team, please designate one artist as the lead contact. Any artist team selected through this RFQ must retain the same composition of individual team members until the completion of the commission.


  • Artists who live and work in California or demonstrate a clear connection to California will be strongly considered.
  • Artists who demonstrate a sustainable art practice or a clear understanding of sustainable methodologies within their art practice will be strongly considered.
  • Artist Teams that include non-artists highlighting partnerships across science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) fields are welcome to apply.
  • We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.
  • A person who is, or is related to, a member of the California Arts Council (Council) or is employed by the Council, or a person related to or employed in the California Air Resources Board (C ARB), California Division of the State Architect (DSA), the Riverside Art Museum (RAM), and the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) may not be selected or commissioned pursuant to this RFQ.
  • Artists or Artist Teams should demonstrate the professional capacity to oversee the design, fabrication, and installation of public artwork, highlighting examples of experience collaborating with design-build teams including engineers and general contractors where possible.
  • Studio artists and artists from all career levels interested in pursuing public art projects are also encouraged to apply. Artists who have not previously worked in public art are encouraged to utilize written responses to outline knowledge of and interest in public art.


The selection of artists will be awarded by a five-member Art Panel that includes representatives from CARB, the California Division of the State Architect (DSA), the California Arts Council (Council), the Riverside Art Museum (RAM), and the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI). The Art Panel is supported by a seven-member Art Committee that includes representatives from CARB, the California Department of General Services (DGS), the design-build team, and the art consultants.

Submissions will be evaluated by the Art Committee and a short-list of artists will be presented to the Art Panel for selection. Selected artists will be invited to respond to an RFP and will be provided a stipend for the development and submission of their proposals. Submitted proposals will be evaluated by the Art Committee and Art Panel and the Art Panel will select the Artists or Artists Teams to be awarded the commissions.


During the RFQ stage, submitted SOQs will be evaluated equally across the following criteria:

Artists Qualifications
The Artist or Artist Team brings strong artistic quality to the program as demonstrated by the quality of their past work, appropriateness of their artistic expression to the opportunity, assessed ability of the artist to successfully execute the project within the designated timeline and budget. Artistic quality will be assessed based on the Artists written responses as well as prior work.

The Artist or Artist Team shows a commitment to sustainable methods within their art practice. Examples of sustainable methods may include the utilization of sustainably sourced materials, environmentally sound fabrication methods, sourcing local materials, incorporation of renewable energies, and/or innovations in materiality, process, and artworks that generate positive environmental effects.

Cultural Equity
Cultural and racial equity will be considered throughout the process of selecting Artists or Artist Teams and when reviewing past work in terms of the demographics of the artists selected, the cultural communities served and the diverse perspectives represented through the artwork.


The Open Call RFQ budget totals $700,000 across all three open call commissions.

  • Front Green Commission: $450,000
  • Front Entrance Foyer Auditorium Wall Commission: $150,000
  • Side Entrance Foyer Commission: $100,000

Commission budgets are inclusive of Artist or Artist Team fees, artwork fabrication and installation, insurance, engineering, and artwork transportation. The commission budget does not include signage, the artwork lighting, foundations, or structural or MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) connections required to install the artworks and will be funded through a separate budget.


RFQ Timeline
RFQ released: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
RFQ question deadline: Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, 5:00 PM (PST)
RFQ question responses: posted Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
RFQ submission deadline: Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at 5:00 PM (PST)
RFQ selections announced: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

RFP Timeline
RFP provided to selected artists: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018
RFP question deadline: Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, 5:00 PM (PST)
RFP question responses posted: Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
RPP submission deadline: Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
RFP selections announced: Nov. 2018

Public Art Program Timeline
Contracting and proposal refinement: Nov. 2018 – May 2019
Fabrication of artworks: May 2019 – June 2020
Installation of artworks on-site: Nov. 2020 – March 2021


  • Artist or Artist Team Contact Information (teams must provide info for each team member, and one artist must be identified as the lead contact for the team);
  • Statement of Interest (max. 1000 words) in developing a Public Art proposal for the CARB campus and the specific commission to which the Artist or Artist Team is applying;
  • Resume/CV (pdf document upload) of Artists or Artist Teams (Artist Teams should provide separate Resume/CV for each team member);
  • Artist Statement (max. of 250 words) that provides context to the Artist or Artist Teams prior work history;
  • Documentation of Past Projects (media file uploads of images, video, and/or audio) with project notation that includes title, year, dimensions, media/materials, and a brief description, as well as client, budget, and location if applicable;
  • Statement of Sustainable Practice (max. 500 words) that outlines the Artist or Artist Teams experience, approach, and methodology for addressing sustainability within their practice; and
  • References (three professional references) and contact information.

Artists or Artist Teams selected for the RFP phase will be required to submit additional required documents in addition to their proposal.


Questions regarding the RFQ should be submitted online at All questions regarding the RFQ and answers will be shared publicly.

The deadline for submission of questions is Friday, August 10, 2018, at 5:00 PM
(PST). Responses will be posted on Friday, August 17, 2018.


All SOQs must be submitted electronically through the online SOQ submission platform located at the RFQ site, by Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5:00 PM (PST).

Artists and Artist Teams may apply to one or more of the three open call public art commission opportunities but must submit a unique SOQ to each. Artists and Artist Teams may only apply once to each specific commission opportunity.

We strongly encourage applicants to review all materials and supporting documents available prior to responding to this RFQ. SOQs submitted late, or through any other means than the application portal, will not be reviewed.

Application Materials

Job: Dancers needed to be dance school graders at USC (Southern California)

Graders Needed: The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is seeking applicants for Graders to assist in the evaluation of course materials and papers during the Fall 2018 semester. Graders are needed for the following 8 courses: 

DANC 212g: Dance in Popular Culture Professor Achinta McDaniel
T/TH 3:30-5:10pm

DANC 280g: Introduction to Dance as an Art Form Professor Alison D’Amato
M/W 10-11:40pm

DANC 280g: Introduction to Dance as an Art Form Professor Margo Apostolos
T/TH 10-11:40am

DANC 302g: Hip Hop Don’t Stop: Exploring Black Vernacular Dance
Professor Sabela Grimes M/W 12-1:4pm

DANC 312g: African American Dance Professor Amy O’Neal
M/W 2-3:40pm

DANC 333gw: Origins of Jazz Dance Professor Moncell Durden
T/TH 4-5:40pm

DANC 363g: Dancing on the Screen Professor Dawn Stoppiello
T/TH 12-1:40pm

DANC 342g: International and Historical Perspectives in Dance
Professor Alison D’Amato T/TH 2-3:40pm

Graders should have significant knowledge and understanding of dance or some knowledge of dance in combination with substantial knowledge of art history, music history, or historical and cultural events specific to the area of study. The hourly rate for this position is $18-20, depending on experience. 

Expectations of Graders are as follows: (1) to be prompt and timely in the return of graded assignments, typically within 1-2 weeks of submission by students, based on guidelines established by the faculty supervisor given the length and complexity of the assignment, (2) to tabulate neat, fair and consistent grades and to record grades and student progress on class rosters provided by the faculty supervisor, and (3) to be available to talk with faculty supervisors weekly or as needed to discuss upcoming assignments and expectations. Courses typically require assessment of 2-3 writing assignments per semester, ranging in length from 3 - 10 pages per assignment, as well as assessment of a mid-term and final exam. Courses will have on average an enrollment of between 30- 60 students. Attendance of weekly lectures is not expected. Depending on the week and time of the semester, graders will typically be expected to work 3-5 hours per week per course, not to exceed 80 hours in the semester. In classes in which enrollment exceeds 50 students, graders are expected to work 6-9 hours per week per course, not to exceed 140 hours in the semester. Graders may apply to work in multiple courses up to 40 hours per week for the semester. 

Hiring Procedure: To be considered for a position as a grader in the USC Kaufman School of Dance, please submit a resume and/or CV, as well as a cover letter identifying the courses for which you wish to be considered. Please describe your background and existing knowledge of the course subject matter. Application materials will be reviewed by the Director of Faculty Affairs and course instructor and potential candidates will be interviewed prior to selection. Application materials, as well as any questions or concerns, should be addressed to USC Kaufman’s Director of Faculty Affairs and Human Resources, Dr. Sarah Fried-Gintis at, 821 – 


Funding: The Brooklyn Arts Council has money for artists and arts orgs in Brooklyn (NY)

Brooklyn Arts Council is accepting application for the 2019 Brooklyn Arts Fund.

Description: Brooklyn-based artists, collectives, and 501(c)(3) organizations are invited to apply to Brooklyn Arts Fund (BAF) for up to $5,000 to support high-quality arts projects in all disciplines, genres and styles. Funded by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, this program aims to cultivate Brooklyn’s artists, arts organizations, and audiences through its support of performances, exhibitions, pop-up galleries, workshops, reading series, festivals, public art and more, all across the borough. In 2018, Brooklyn Arts Fund distributed over $360,000 to 102 projects across Brooklyn.

This program is appropriate for arts and culture makers developing projects that contribute to the rich creative experiences that engage audiences all across the borough. Competitive applicants will clearly identify the audience they strive to reach, and articulate how the project’s outcome(s) will impact the cultural life of the borough.

Program areas of funding include: dance, film/video/media, folk arts, interdisciplinary arts, literary arts, multi-disciplinary projects, music/opera, theatre/musical theatre, and visual arts/crafts.

Geographic Focus: Brooklyn, NY

Deadline: September 19, 2018

Grant: The Amphion Foundation has money for their Fall 2018 program (National)

The Amphion Foundation is accepting applications for its 2018 Fall Grant Program.

Description: The Amphion Foundation, Inc., founded in 1987 by Elliott and Helen Carter, was established to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, in addition to service organizations. The Foundation’s mission is carried out through its grant program.

The Amphion Foundation’s grant program’s objective is to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to non-profit performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, in addition to music service organizations and other organizations that support contemporary music.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: September 15, 2018

Job: Fulcrum Arts needs a FT Program Manager (Southern California)




Fulcrum Arts, one of the leading providers of services for artists in Southern California, and a national leader in programs that illuminate the intersection of the arts and science, has an opening for a Program Manager. This new part time position (~24 hours per week) reports to the Executive and Artistic Director and based in Pasadena, will play a major role deepening and expanding access to Fulcrum’s signature programs: the Emerge Program, which supports ~85 independent artists, collectives, and arts organizations of all disciplines through fiscal sponsorship, professional development, and administrative services; the AxS initiatives, which consist of a biennial Festival, residency program, and symposia; as well as coordinating programs such as the Young Artists Awards and annual benefit. The person in this position will develop and implement strategies that will maximize the programs’ effectiveness, increase their fundraising capacity and visibility with diverse participants and audiences, assist with identifying and cultivating potential funders, and represent Fulcrum Arts at public events.  


Emerge Program
Cultivate relationships with members of the cultural community, including those that are under-represented, to identify potential new projects, venues and partners. 
Evaluate and vet new project inquiries.  
Oversee and expand all content aspects of the resource and fiscal management program including fundraising, marketing, and strategic guidance. 
Implement the residency program for midcareer art/science practitioners. 
Establish and maintain timeline, benchmarks and funder requirements. 
Oversee the production team for the festival. 
BA or equivalent nonprofit management experience. 
Three to five years experience developing, implementing and evaluating innovative program models. This should include experience fundraising for and producing performances, exhibitions and other public events. 
Have knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques, including but not limited to grant writing, individual donor cultivation, and crowd funding. 
Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth. 
Deep knowledge of local, regional and national arts community, with an understanding of diverse cultural traditions and disciplines; knowledge of international arts community helpful. 
Proficient in using technology for database management, marketing, social media, and reporting. 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details. 
Compensation: $1,900 – $2,400/month based on skills and experience, with a stipend for reimbursement of health insurance expenses after six months of employment. This non-exempt, part time position is 3 days/week, with additional hours available as needed. 

Submit a letter of interest and resume, with names and contact information for three references, by August 24 (note that position may be filled at any time prior to this date) via email to with “Program Manager – Your Name” in the subject line. 

For more information on Fulcrum Arts, see

Fulcrum Arts