Call for Entry: Art in the Library (Napa County, CA)

Art in the Library Art Call
For California artists

Napa County Library (NCL) invites artists to apply to have their artwork displayed at the downtown Napa Main Library.

Works that are generally appealing, dynamic and colorful are good candidates for the competition. The Art in the Library Committee meets in the spring to review and select submitted artwork. The Committee is comprised of area artists and the Art in the Library coordinator.

All two-dimensional work including photography, paintings, drawings, digital, mixed media, fabric art, chalk, ink, pastels, wax, graphite and printmaking can be entered for consideration. A cd of digital images is required for the competition that is judged by our Committee. There is no fee.

Deadline: 03-31-2018
Napa County Library
Napa, CA

Contact: Stephnia Pramuk
Phone: 707.253.4223

Job: AMOCA is seeking Director of Advancement & Marketing (Pomona, CA)

Director of Advancement & Marketing
American Museum of Ceramic Art

Pomona, CA

Director of Advancement and Marketing
American Museum of Ceramic Art
Pomona, California

Position Description

Reports to the Executive Director

32 - 40 hour work week to be negotiated 

About the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA)

AMOCA’s mission is to champion the art, history, creation, and technology of ceramics through exhibitions, collections, outreach, and studio programming.

Founded in 2001 and opened in September 2004, AMOCA is the largest museum in the United States devoted exclusively to ceramic art and historic innovations in ceramic technology.  A nonprofit organization, AMOCA’s volunteer board of directors is responsible for policy, direction, and appointing the executive director. Its permanent collection includes more than 7,000 works. The Museum has 50,000 square feet of space for exhibitions, storage, a museum store, offices, educational areas, and a ceramics studio. It is located in an area rich in ceramic history and home to internationally recognized clay artists from the Arts and Crafts Movement, the 1960s Clay Revolution, and the current ceramic community. 

AMOCA is located in an urban downtown district where art is an important element of a continuing and successful community revitalization program. The City of Pomona has a rich ethnic mix and a large academic constituency with The Claremont Colleges, the University of La Verne, and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, all within a five-mile radius. The Museum is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. 

Essential Tasks

The Director of Advancement and Marketing Director serves as an active member of AMOCA’s senior management team. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising and marketing/publicity program to support the museum’s program, activities, and services.

This position creates, implements and optimizes a comprehensive, innovative, cost effective fundraising and marketing plan designed to build AMOCA into a must-see visit destination for arts enthusiasts, ceramics collectors and prospective donors, while creating credibility with foundations, corporations and art critics and art publications. 

Development Responsibilities (60%)

  • Develop and implement a calendar of strategic fund raising activities (major donors, endowment and annual giving) and complementary marketing initiatives in conjunction with the executive director, founder, and Advancement Committee of the board.   
  • Work with the Advancement Committee to track fundraising data, increase the number of events, enhance membership in support groups (loyalty programs), and prepare quarterly reports for the committee on progress.
  • Assist the E.D. in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift donors and prospective donors.
  • Research, write, and edit a range of materials, including foundation/government grants and stewardship reports.
  • Maintain accurate and complete donor records, including contact reports.
  • Manage membership and annual giving campaigns; and assist in the preparation of annual reports and honor rolls.
  • Manage the cultivation and stewardship programs of the Museum.

Marketing and Communications (40%)

  • Build AMOCA into a high quality and exciting destination for high-value donors and collectors in Southern California and beyond, while building museum membership among ceramics enthusiasts.  
  • Ensure all external messaging is consistent and appropriate to the goal of making AMOCA a seminal destination.  
  • Develop and/or oversee the creation of appropriate collateral materials on a timely basis.
  • Use appropriate market research, advertising, social media and other relevant approaches to drive a growing target market to the museum and its off-campus initiatives.   

Desired Characteristics

  • Personal commitment to AMOCA’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong writing, editing, and presentation skills.
  • Intellectual curiosity, maturity, and sound judgment.
  • Adept at working across multiple areas: digital marketing, print, content creation and donor relations/ strategic donor initiatives.   
  • Ability to communicate in an articulate manner with diverse audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills.
  • A “doer” with a willingness to work hands-on with limited resources to execute a variety of advancement programs and activities.
  • Finely honed organizational skills.
  • Ability to remain focused under pressure, meet deadlines, and nimbly manage tasks.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and donor management software.
  • She/he should be able to balance generating funds in the short term while building longer-term strategic strength.  
  • Proven ability to work independently and with a team, manage multiple concurrent projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Sense of humor.


  • BA or BS degree required; an arts understanding/knowledge desirable.
  • A minimum of five years of administrative and advancement experience at a nonprofit or academic institution. Arts experience preferred
  • A minimum of two years experience in marketing, ideally at a consumer products or financial services company.  A love of ceramics is…
  • Advanced technology skills

Working Conditions

The Advancement and Communications Manager will work in general office and museum conditions. Some evening and weekend hours will be required in conjunction with events and meetings. The position involves a significant amount of contact with museum staff, volunteers, donors and the public that may be of a sensitive or confidential nature. Discretion and sound judgment are essential. The Advancement and Communications Manager must be able to relate well to individuals from a variety of backgrounds and positively represent the museum in these relationships.


Salary is commensurate with experience. AMOCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to:  The position will be open until filled. AMOCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 04-30-2018

Jobs: Seasonal Production Assistant for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (Los Angeles)

Seasonal Production Assistant
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is looking for a

Seasonal Production Assistant

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: 

The Seasonal Production Assistant aides in all facets of production for concerts at the Hollywood Bowl from approximately May 14th through September 30th and provides a broad range of support to the Presentations department.

Coverage of all Presentations concerts to be split between the production assistants, exact assignments to be determined. This is a non-regular full-time position, from approximately May 14th through September 30th, with possibility to assist during first two weeks of October. Up to 3 positions available. 

Position Elements:

  • Provide production assistance as required for concerts and presentations, including tickets and parking passes; extensive hospitality and catering/dressing room needs/setup for artists per the contract riders; complex artist ground transportation schedule, creative problem solving, customer service, and assistance in other artist liaison issues; hotel arrangements; and some “runner” responsibilities.

  • Provide administrative support, general and research assistance: screen calls as needed; maintain office files; draft correspondence; arrange courier services; assist with contract administration; collect info from artist reps and agents; draft production schedules; etc. 

  • Assist office with ticketing and parking requests from artists, agents, managers, vendors and outside parties needing special handling.

  • Attend Hollywood Bowl Orchestra services and concerts as needed, and distribute parking passes and tickets to Orchestra members at rehearsals, as well as other rehearsal/concert duties as assigned.

  • Assist with and coordinate check-out of music to Hollywood Bowl Orchestra musicians.  For each concert series, take music from office to first Orchestra rehearsal as needed.

  • Provide scheduling assistance – scheduling meetings, organizing conference rooms.

  • Obtain and disseminate information to general staff as required, including (but not limited to):  biographical information for artists; production schedules; rehearsal schedules; and general information as requested by Association staff.

  • Keep an up-to-date ledger of department expenses and invoices in coordination with Director, Presentations.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Must be available to work full-time from approximately May 14th through September 30th.  Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, plus evenings and weekends as needed for rehearsals/concerts/shows.

  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and highly organized, with excellent follow-through

  • Previous Concert production background and experience required

  • Tour Manager experience desired

  • B.A. (or equivalent background and experience) desired

  • Minimum one (1) year administrative experience

  • Exceptional, professional and clear writing and verbal communication skills

  • Strong word processing, spreadsheet and general computer skills (Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

  • Ability to meet deadlines, organize and prioritize duties efficiently, and focus on many tasks simultaneously and in detail

  • Basic understanding of accounting and financial issues

  • Prefer a general knowledge and interest in a variety of musical artists, genres and repertoire

  • Knowledge of and interest in concert production

  • Ability and desire to work long hours as required; flexible schedule

  • Must own a reliable car and have clean driving record

  • Must be able to purchase and handle alcohol

  • Ability to work with artists, agents and managers in sensitive situations

  • Resourceful and forward-thinking problem solver. Customer service oriented in all industry and interoffice interaction.

  • Resilient, indefatigable, positive attitude

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

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.


Deadline: 04-14-2018

Scholarship: PhD Studentship, University of Brighton/British Museum (Brighton, UK)

PhD Studentship, University of Brighton/British Museum

University of Brighton/British Museum
Application deadline: Apr 5, 2018

The Global and the National: South Asian Collectors at the British Museum

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship in collaboration with the British Museum and University of Brighton

The School of Humanities at the University of Brighton and the British Museum are pleased to announce a funded studentship for doctoral research, awarded under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.

‘The Global and the National: South Asian Collectors at the British Museum' will examine the role of South Asian and British South Asian collectors and donors in the making of British museums from the eighteenth century to the present day. The successful applicant will gain a unique opportunity to benefit from training and a placement at the British Museum, conduct research into its collections and archives, and carry out funded fieldwork in South Asia.

The studentship will be supervised by Dr Claire Wintle, University of Brighton, and Drs Sushma Jansari and JD Hill, British Museum. This full-time studentship is funded for 3 years at standard AHRC rates and will begin 1 October 2018. In addition, a Student Development Fund (equivalent to a further 0.5 years of stipend payments) is also available to support the cost of training, work placements, and other development opportunities.

Academic entry requirements:
Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in history, art history, anthropology, museum studies or another relevant discipline, satisfy AHRC eligibility requirements including masters-level advanced research training or equivalent, and be able to demonstrate an active interest in museums, South Asian and imperial history, and archival research. Students must also meet the eligibility requirements of the UK Research Council for graduate students.

English language entry requirements:
Applicants whose first language is not English must have successfully completed a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in the last two years. Applicants who have obtained or are studying for a UK degree may apply without a SELT. However, the university may request a SELT is taken as part of any award made.
The minimum English language proficiency requirement for candidates who have not undertaken a higher degree at a UK HE institution is IELTS 7.0 overall (with at least 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in the other elements)

The full studentship award for students with UK residency includes fees and a stipend of £14,777 per annum plus £550 p.a. additional stipend payment for Collaborative Doctoral students for 3 years.
In addition, the Student Development Fund (equivalent to 0.5 years of stipend payments) is also available to support the cost of training, work placements, and other development opportunities. Students with EU residency are eligible for a fees-only studentship award. International applicants are normally not eligible to apply for this studentship.
In addition, the student will receive further funds from the University of Brighton’s School of Humanities and the British Museum to undertake research in South Asia, and some additional support towards further research expenses. The successful applicant will be able to participate in additional training and other opportunities provided to CDP students by the National Museums, British Library, National Archives and English Heritage, and receive a British Museum staff pass, a workspace with computer, research library access and staff privileges. 

EU students:
Students with EU residency are eligible for a fees-only studentship award

International students:
Candidates from outside the EU are not eligible for this studentship.

We will only consider complete applications – the application is complete once you have uploaded all of the following:
- copies of your bachelors and master certificates, including transcripts
- your two-page statement
- copy of your IELTS (or equivalent) certificate (if applicable)
- copy of your passport
- two references uploaded or requested – one must be an academic reference from your most recent period of study. Both must have been written within the last year. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure referees submit references.

For more information on how to apply for this studentship, the deadline for which is 5pm Thursday 5 April 2018, see the below website.

STIP: PhD Studentship, University of Brighton/British Museum. In:, Mar 14, 2018 (accessed Mar 16, 2018), <>.


    Job: Collection Research Fellow in American Art, Museum Ludwig (Cologne, Germany)

    Collection Research Fellow in American Art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne

    Museum Ludwig, Cologne
    Application deadline: Apr 11, 2018

    [English version below]

    Terra Foundation Collection Research Fellow in American Art im Museum Ludwig der Stadt Köln

    Das Museum Ludwig der Stadt Köln ist eines der bedeutendsten Museen moderner und zeitgenössischer Kunst Europas. Zu den Sammlungsschwerpunkten gehören Klassische Moderne, Russische Avantgarde, Werke Pablo Picassos, Pop Art und wichtige Bestände US-amerikanischer Kunst im fotografischen und zeitgenössischen Bereich.

    Mit Mitteln der Terra Foundation for American Art bietet das Museum Ludwig in Köln frühestens ab dem 01.05.2018 ein zweijähriges wissenschaftliches Fellowship für die Erforschung US-amerikanischer Kunst vor 1980 in der Sammlung des Museum Ludwig an. Es handelt sich hierbei um ein Forschungsstipendium der Terra Foundation for American Art mit Sitz in Chicago und Paris, die die Erforschung von und das Verständnis für US-amerikanische Kunst weltweit unterstützt.

    Die Stelleninhaberin/der Stelleninhaber erforscht eigenständig den Sammlungsbestand der US-amerikanischen Kunst vor 1980. Die Archive innerhalb und außerhalb des Museums dienen dabei als Fundament. Der Fokus der wissenschaftlichen Arbeit soll auf Fragestellungen der Postcolonial/Gender/Queer Studies liegen. Die erarbeiteten Forschungsinhalte sollen für ein breites Publikum entwickelt werden. Die Forschungsergebnisse werden in einem Blog der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt werden und sollen den Dialog über US-amerikanische Nachkriegskunst in Europa fortführen. Zudem wird ein Symposium veranstaltet, das ein Forum für einen internationalen wissenschaftlichen Austausch bietet. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Mu-seumsdirektor und den Kuratorinnen und Kuratoren soll auf der Grundlage der Archivmaterialien und Forschungsergebnissen die permanente Sammlungspräsentation verändert werden.

    Als Teil des wissenschaftlichen Teams wird die Stelleninhaberin/der Stelleninhaber im Austausch mit allen Abteilungen des Museum Ludwig stehen. 

    Wir erwarten von Ihnen:
    Vorausgesetzt wird ein abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium (mindestens Master oder Magister) der Fachrichtung Kunstgeschichte, Kunstwissenschaft oder Kulturwissenschaft mit einem Schwerpunkt in US-amerikanischer Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts.

    Hierüber sollten Sie verfügen (Soll-Kriterien):
    - umfassende Kenntnisse der US-amerikanischen Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert mit Forschungsschwerpunkt Postcolonial/Gender/Queer Studies
    - anhand wissenschaftlicher Qualifikationen und Publikationen nachweisbare höchste fachliche Kompetenz
    - sehr gute Kenntnisse der deutschen und englischen Sprache in Wort und Schrift
    - sehr gutes organisatorisches Geschick
    - selbständige Arbeitsweise und hohe Sorgfalt
    - Zuverlässigkeit und Teamfähigkeit
    - hohe Belastbarkeit
    - sehr gute Kenntnisse in Office-Anwendungen und selbstverständlicher Umgang mit Social Media

    Vorrang haben die Kandidatinnen/die Kandidaten, die an einer Dissertation arbeiten oder diese schon beendet haben.

    Wünschenswert ist (Kann-Kriterien):
    - praktische Erfahrungen in der Museumsarbeit oder im Kulturbereich

    Wir bieten Ihnen:
    Die Stelle ist bewertet nach 75% der Entgeltgruppe 13 TVöD (Tarifvertrag für den öf-fentlichen Dienst).
    Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt 39 Stunden.
    Weitere Auskunft erteilen Rita Kersting, Telefonnummer 0221/221-24967, und Angela Coenen, Telefonnummer 0221/221-24919.

    Ihre Bewerbung:
    Ihre vollständigen und aussagefähigen Bewerbungsunterlagen mit Anschreiben, Lebenslauf in deutscher Sprache und Zeugnissen richten Sie bitte bis zum 11.04.2018 (Bewerbungseingang) unter Angabe der Kennziffer 202/18-19 an:

    Stadt Köln
    Museum Ludwig
    50667 Köln

    oder per E-Mail an:

    Die Stadt Köln fördert die Gleichstellung aller Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter und begrüßt deshalb Bewerbungen von Frauen und Männern, unabhängig von deren ethnischer, kultureller oder sozialer Herkunft, Alter, Religion, Weltanschauung, Behinderung oder sexueller Identität.
    Die Stadt Köln hat sich selbst verpflichtet, den Anteil von Frauen in Leitungsfunktionen und unterrepräsentierten Berufsbereichen zu erhöhen. Frauen sind deshalb ausdrücklich angesprochen und gebeten, sich zu bewerben.

    Zudem sollen sich die individuellen Arbeitszeitwünsche von Männern und Frauen mit Familienpflichten in allen Ebenen wiederfinden.

    Die Stadt Köln ist Trägerin des Prädikats TOTAL E-QUALITY - Engagement für Chancen-gleichheit von Frauen und Männern sowie des Zusatzprädikates DIVERSITY.

    Schwerbehinderte und gleichgestellte Bewerberinnen und Bewerber werden bei gleicher Eignung besonders berücksichtigt.


    Terra Foundation Collection Research Fellow in American Art in Museum Ludwig, City of Cologne, Germany

    The Museum Ludwig—a museum of the City of Cologne, Germany—is one of the most important museums of modern and contemporary art in Europe. Collection strengths include pop art, classical Modernism, Russian Avant-garde, the art of Pablo Picasso, and important works of contemporary art and photography by U.S. artists.

    Funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne offers a two-year Fellowship for the study/research of Museum Ludwig’s collection of American Art made before 1980. This is a research grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art, based in Chicago and Paris, which supports the study and understanding of American art world wide.

    The Fellow will research the Museum’s collection of pre-1980 American art, exploring archives in and outside the museum. The orientation of the research should ideally be focused on issues from postcolonial, gender, and/or queer studies, and the outcomes are to be developed so that they are accessible to the general public. Results of the research will be presented in a blog, which is intended to enhance an ongoing dialogue about post-war American art in Europe. In addition, the Fellow will organize a symposium to provide a forum for international scholarly exchange. Finally, in consultation and collaboration with the museum’s curators, the Fellow will participate in the elaboration of an altered presentation of the permanent collection on the basis of archival material and research results.

    The Fellow will be considered a professional member of the museum’s curatorial staff with ready access to curators, conservators, and other museum departments.

    The position will become available earliest on May 1st, 2018.

    Applicants should hold an academic degree (at the Master’s level) in the field of art history or cultural studies, with a specialization in American art of the 20th century.

    Requirements / Applicants must have:
    - Comprehensive knowledge of American art from the twentieth century with a focus on postcolonial, gender, and/or queer studies.
    - Demonstrable academic skills at the highest level, based on scientific qualifications and publications
    - High command of the German and English language (spoken and written)
    - Excellent organizational skills
    - Independent and meticulous way of working
    - Reliability and team spirit
    - The ability to work under pressure
    - Proficiency with various MS Office applications and affinity with social media

    Preference will be given to scholars of American art who are pursuing or have already completed a PhD.

    - Working experience gained in a museum or the cultural field

    We offer you:
    The position is assessed at 75% of salary group 13 of the Wage Agreement for Public Service (TVöD). 
    There will also be funding for reasonable research travel.
    The weekly worktime is 39 hours.

    For more information, please contact Rita Kersting: +49(0)221/221-24967 or Angela Coenen: +49(0)221/221-24919.
    Your application:

    Please send your complete and informative application in German including cover letter, CV and certificates with indication of the code number 202/18-09 before 11 April 2018 (application deadline) to:

    Stadt Köln - Museum Ludwig
    50667 Köln

    Or send an e-mail to:

    The City of Cologne is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, regardless of ethnic, cultural or social background, age, religion, ideology, disability status or sexual orientation.

    The City of Cologne has committed itself to increasing the share of women in management functions and in underrepresented professional areas. Female candidates are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

    In addition, individual working hour preferences from candidates with family responsibilities will be negotiable.

    The City of Cologne holds the title TOTAL E-QUALITY – Commitment to equal opportunities for all genders, as well as the additional title DIVERSITY. Severely handicapped and equivalent applicants are given special consideration in case of equal qualification.

    JOB: Collection Research Fellow in American Art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne. In:, Mar 15, 2018 (accessed Mar 16, 2018), <>.

    Call to Artists: Sculpture garden needed! West coast artists and teams only! (Auburn, WA)

    Entry Deadline: 4/19/18

    Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10 
    Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10 

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    Call to Artists
    City of Auburn 2018-19 Downtown Sculpture Gallery

    The City of Auburn invites sculptors to submit applications for Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery. The works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of twelve months (12) and can be available for sale during that time.

    Each selected artist will receive a $1,000 stipend. At the conclusion of the exhibition a sculpture from the exhibition may be purchased for inclusion in the City of Auburn’s permanent collection. The purchase budget is $10,000.

    Application deadline: April 19, 2018 at 10:59 p.m. Pacific Time


    City of Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery showcases ten sculptures throughout its historic downtown. Public art is an integral part of the exciting renewal efforts on Main Street and underscores the critical role that artists and public art play in the revitalization of Auburn’s urban core.   

    Open to work by professional artists or artist teams living or working in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California and Montana). Applicants may submit up to ten sculptures for consideration.

    Duration of Installation
    The selected sculpture will be on view for 12 months from September 2018 – September 2019.   

    Artwork Specifications
    Artwork may be in any media and must be durable, suitable for outdoors and able to withstand the elements as well as interaction with pedestrians and the general public.  Works may be functional or non-functional. Existing sculptures as well as artwork proposals are accepted. Proposals can be submitted as a sketch/illustration along with examples of other work that demonstrates artistry, proficiency and finish quality.

    Artwork Location
    The artwork will be located throughout Auburn’s downtown and locations assigned by City staff.  If there are preferences, they should be stated in the application materials. Artwork can be either welded onto or bolted onto a steel plate that is attached to a concrete pedestal. The concrete pedestals cannot be drilled into for the installation of the artwork (with the exception of the flush concrete pad), steel plates fitting the existing bolt pattern can be utilized, or artists can provide their own steel plate to fit upon the surface of the pedestal.

    The artist will be awarded a $1,000 artwork loan contract. The artist is responsible for transportation and installation of the artwork (installation with some city assistance). The artwork is insured by the City for the time the sculpture is on display, but not insured for any damage incurred during installation and/or deinstallation. The City of Auburn will provide signage to identify the artwork and will be featured on the City of Auburn’s website and included in a promotional brochure and poster. A walking tour will be hosted and a video created featuring the artists. Past examples can be viewed here.

    At the conclusion of the exhibition, the selection committee may select a work or works to be purchased for inclusion in the City of Auburn’s permanent collection. This will be determined in Spring 2019. A budget of $10,000 has been set aside for this purpose. There will be a “People’s Choice” vote held online and via printed ballots throughout the duration of the exhibition. The winning sculptor will receive a $500 “People’s Choice Prize”. No commission will be taken from artwork sold to private sales, but the City reserves the first right of refusal.

    Design Parameters

    • Five of the ten pedestals are placed directly on the sidewalk and must conform to the following guidelines for pedestrian safety:
    • Artwork must not weigh more than 5000 lbs.
    • From base of sculpture to 7’ in height the artwork must be no wider than 3’ 8”.  This is to ensure adequate pedestrian passage.
    • 7’ to 12’ in height the sculpture can have a 5’ max width
    • Two of the ten pedestals are placed within a raised/narrow planter box that is approximately three feet in height and three feet wide. This location is best suited for smaller scale work that will be eye level. 
    • One of the ten pedestals is adjacent to the sidewalk and can be approx. 12” wider (5’ maximum width) than the dimensions listed above.
    • One of the ten pedestals is within a raised planter box that is 20’ length x 5’ width and 18” pedestal is placed within the box. This artwork must fit within the planter area and be installed using the square pedestal base.
    • One of the ten is a flush to the ground concrete pad that is 4’ x 4’ and is adjacent to the sidewalk. The sculpture needs to fit within the 4’ x 4’ area and not extend past the base.

    Artist Responsibility

    • Artist is responsible for transporting artwork to and from the installation site.
    • Artist is responsible for logistics of installation, including movement from the vehicle to the pedestal. Any special equipment required is the artist’s responsibility to provide.
    • Artist will provide detailed and specific installation instructions and work alongside a City staff to secure the artwork into place.
    • Artist will provide any special installation materials, including a pedestal if the artwork needs to be elevated above the 18” pedestal base for smaller artwork. 
    • Artist must be able to demonstrate the selected artwork will be sound, safe, suitable for exhibition in the public realm, and meet all Artwork Specifications outlined.
    • Artist will be responsible for repairs needed that are due to build quality of the artwork duration of the exhibition.
    • Artist is responsible for complying with terms set forth in this RFP and will be required to sign a loan agreement with the City of Auburn.

    Artist selection process and criteria
    A selection panel including representatives from the Arts Commission, City of Auburn, and downtown business owners will review the submitted proposals.  The panel will use the following criteria in the selection process:

    • Submission of all required application materials by deadline
    • Artistic excellence including technical competency
    • Suitability for the site including aesthetic content and public safety
    • Durability, able to withstand weather and interaction in a highly public area, and maintenance free for the duration of the exhibition. 
    • Demonstrate structural soundness, safety and stability for an unsupervised general audience
    • Ability to attach to existing pedestal (2’ square and 18” in height) and fit within the size parameters

    Application Guidelines & Requirements
    All applications must include the following:

    • Artist’s statement (PDF)
    • Current resume or CV (PDF)
    • Digital images of the sculptures being submitted for consideration:
      • Up to ten sculptures can be submitted for consideration
      • Digital images per sculpture, maximum 3 minimum 1.
      • .jpg files only in format required by CaFE
      • .jpg files should be saved “Lastname_artworktitle1.jpg”, “lastname_artworktitle2.jpg” etc.
    • Artwork details (as outlined in CaFE upload process including: title, media, dimensions, date, etc.)
    • (Optional) Drawing/Photo/Description of the base of each artwork and how it will attach to the pedestals.

    February, 2018  -  Announcement of Call to Artists
    April 19, 2018  -  Application Deadline
    May 2018  -  Review proposals and notify artists
    September 2018  -  Installation of Sculptures

    Applications must be received by April 19, 2018 at 10:59 p.m. Pacific Time

    Inquiries can be directed to Allison Hyde,
    Arts Coordinator:, 253-804-5043

    Call for Entry: GoFarm Shipping Container Mural Project (Golden, CO)

    GoFarm Shipping Container Mural
    1301 Arapahoe St, Suite 105
    Golden, CO 80401

    Entry Deadline: 3/28/18
    Number of Applications Allowed: 5


    Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 20 
    Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 20 

    Overview: GoFarm is seeking an artist to design and paint a mural for 2 shipping containers. The painting for 1 container needs to be completed by May 1, 2018, though the second container will be painted later in the Summer (around July/August). The shipping containers will be located in two different locations in Arvada, Colorado and the design must represent the GoFarm mission as well as the community/neighborhood in which the container is located. Research on these communities may be required. Local (colorado) artists are preferred, but it is not required! Suggested Resource:

    About GoFarm: The GoFarm mission is to increase the supply of and access to affordable, fresh, local food in the state of Colorado. GoFarm operates a 20-week, local food share program that provides assistance to beginning local farmers and connects them to a local market of consumers. The Local Food Share program also provides organizational support for GoFarm's grant-funded outreach program, GoFarm to Families. We believe that all people should have access to healthy, affordable, sustainably grown and raised food, so we accept SNAP payments from shareholders, as well as Double Up Food Bucks. Our programs help cultivate food equity in our community and support both existing and aspiring farmers.

    Shipping Container Details:
    Paintable Area: 3 sides of the shipping container need to be painted:
    - 2 larger sides (front and back): 8.5’ x 20’
    - 1 side: 8’ x 8.5’
    Container 1 Location: Jeffco Head Start (150 Allison St, Arvada, CO 80002)
    Container 2 Location: Centura’s Arvada Neighborhood Health Center (16280 W 64th Ave, Arvada, CO 80007). Image of location
    Container External Material: Corrugated steel siding

    Design Requirements:

    • Full Color

    • Must prominently display the GoFarm Logo.

    • Must represent the GoFarm mission to increase the supply of and access to affordable, fresh, healthy, local food in the state of Colorado.

    • Must represent each neighborhood (individually) where the containers are located. Because of this, each container will have a unique design.

    Here is an example of our container located in Downtown Golden.


    1. By March 28, 2018: Artists will submit one or more rendering of graphical artwork FOR EACH shipping container. The prototypes shall include three detailed scale drawings representing each of the container’s three paintable sides, with at least one color to-scale rendering – from 10” x 12” or larger to serve as design samples for GoFarm’s approval.

    2. By April 3, 2018, GoFarm will choose the winning designs and contact the artist to accept. Winner should expect edits and feedback to their design at the discretion of GoFarm.

    3. Upon written approval of the two final designs, the winner will paint the exterior three panels of each container in accordance with the approved designs. We will provide an enclosed work space for you to work in during this time. The container located at Centura’s Arvada Neighborhood Health Center, much be completed by May 1, 2018. The container located at the Jeffco Head Start, will not be painted until later in the Summer, around July or August. (exact timing is tbd).
    4. We will host an unveiling event for the containers, and we would like the artist to attend these events. The Centura Health unveiling will occur in the middle of May, and may take place on a weekend or weekday. The Head Start container will be unveiled later in the season. More information coming soon on the exact dates and times.


    1. Upon GoFarm’s written approval of the Design, GoFarm will pay the winner $250 per container to help pay for any supplies needed (container will come primed ahead of time). Payment will be made at least 10 days in advance of the starting of painting for each comtainer. The winner will then paint the containers in accordance with the approved design.

    2. Upon satisfactory completion of painting the containers and after they are unveiled to the public, GoFarm will pay the winning artist the additional $2,250 per container, for their work designing and painting the containers.

    3. Winning artist will also gain publicity and recognition, and a written artist spotlight, at the container unveiling events.

    4. Winning artist will receive a free GoFarm Vegetable Food Share for the 2018 20-week, season.


    • The containers will come primed and protected with a clear-coating after design is painted. GoFarm will not be reimbursing or paying extra compensation over the $5,000 ($250 for supples, $2,250 for reward x 2 containers) prize to cover artist supplies in painting both containers.

    Call for entry: Outdoor public project (Las Vegas)

    Entry Deadline: 3/16/18

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    Art + Public Outdoor Project = ArtPop!

    Imagine your art on a 672-sf canvas that thousands of people throughout the Las Vegas valley will see each day. That is the dream-come-true reality if you are selected to be one of this year’s ArtPop artists. Your winning submission will appear on one of large format and digital billboards donated by our media partners, OUTFRONT Media and Lamar. This translates to a $54K value in advertising space and places your work in a one-of-a-kind, city-sized gallery that beautifies our city and makes art accessible to all. The delivery average for each billboard is 289,993 impressions per 4-weeks! Seven artists will be chosen & receive $500 from the City of Las Vegas office of Cultural Affairs.

    When you become an ArtPop artist, you gain career-boosting exposure, and you also join a larger ArtPop family of artists and supporters who are passionate about advocating for local professional artists. Thank you for sharing your submission with us!

    ArtPop Las Vegas is presented in partnership with the City of Las Vegas office of Cultural Affairs, AIGA Las Vegas, OUTFRONT Media, and Lamar.



    • You must be at least 18 years old.

    • You must provide an artist statement and CV.

    • You must reside of Clark County

    • You must not have been an ArtPop artist in the last three years.

    • Submissions must be the work of one individual. Collaborations/teams will not be accepted.

    • Submissions must be your original work and have been created in the last two years.

    • All disciplines are welcome! If your work is not digital in nature, please photograph and crop your work.  

    Materials to Submit:

    • You must submit a brief artist statement that explains your medium of work, lists your website URL and social media accounts, and includes a brief explanation of why you would like to be a part of the ArtPop program. Submitting an artist’s CV is highly encouraged.

    • You must submit an image/photograph of your work, initially we require a .jpg of your work. See specifications below. If you are one of the winners you will be required to send an high resolution version of your artwork.

    Image Requirements/Consideration for Submission:

    • Initially we are asking for a 704px by 200px image of you work for our judging process. Please upload a file no larger than 5mb. (See View Site Details)

    • Reference the billboards mockups here. (See View Site Details) If you are one of the winning artists we will provide further file preparation instructions.

    • Work depicting nude subjects or any slanderous creative will NOT be accepted.

    Artist Selection Process:

    • A six-member jury, comprised of arts professionals, collectors, and ArtPop alumni, will judge all submissions that meet the above requirements. Seven submissions will be selected and artists will be notified via email by the first week of April. Winning artists will also be awarded a $500.00 cash award.

    If Your Art is Chosen:

    • Congratulations! You’re now among 200 artists around the country who are ArtPop artists. We will inform you via email sometime before the end of March.
    • You must provide us with a final 300dpi-resolution image of your art.
    • Get your social media ready and tag #ArtPopLV when you see your billboard live in 2018.
    • Please be available from 6:30-8:30 pm on April 8 for the artist reveal reception to be held at Zappos downtown campus.  

    DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: MARCH 16th, 2018 at 11:59p.m. PST

    ArtPop is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works with local arts councils and media companies to promote artists, give them a voice, create public street galleries and energize residents’ commutes. Currently, ArtPop is on the streets of 14 cities nationwide and growing quickly! Art + Public Outdoor Project = ArtPop. For more information, visit

    ArtPop Las Vegas would like to recognize and thank our essential partnerships: The City of Las Vegas office of Cultural Affairs, AIGA Las Vegas, OUTFRONT Media, and Lamar.

    Call for Submission: Call for Lead Visual Artist (Los Angeles)

    Call for Lead Visual Artist
    Generations of Health – Mural and Fence Arts Project
    A project of LA Commons, Expo Center, USC “Good Neighbors”

    LA Commons seeks lead artists for Winter/Spring 2018. LA Commons develops
    artistic and cultural projects that reveal the unique stories of L.A.’s
    Neighborhoods and engage visitors through cultural tours. LA Commons is
    partnering with Expo Center and the USC Office of Governmental Relations to
    host Generations of Health a mural and fence arts project in which
    professional artists lead team of youth (age 15-25 years old) to collect
    stories from the community, and work to design and create temporary public
    art that will share the stories. Design and creation of mural arts
    installation will honor generations of Health and Wellness in South Los

    The Role the Artist/Designers in this project will be:
    1. To participate in story/image gathering process with the community arts
    2. To mentor the Core Youth Arts Team ( age 15-25) to further youth in the
    development of skills in image making and design in weekly workshops
    3. To lead 2-4 additional intergenerational art sessions with seniors and
    4. To create final artworks based on youth designs and community images
    5. To collaborate with team and Community Arts Director to support the
    creation of cohesive visual messaging and design
    6. To attend the Opening Celebration

    2018 Timeline
    March- May 2018
    Artist Qualifications
    1. Experience in visual and public arts.
    2. Experience working with youth and community.
    3. Familiarity with Expo Center and South LA neighborhoods.
    4. Interest and experience in collaborative process.
    $2,200 stipend for each Lead Artist (
    *This fee includes conducting weekly workshops with a team of youth, story
    gathering, and completion of design review and final artwork. Supplies are
    a separate budget.

    To Apply
    Please submit via email to Beth Peterson
    Deadline extended to Tuesday, March 5
    1. Current resume and contact information
    2. 7-10 Work Samples via email or web links
    3. Artist statement of why you are interested in this project: connection
    to Health and Wellness in South LA,

    Beth Peterson
    Community Arts Programs Director
    LA Commons

    Call for Entries: MLK JR Dr. Gateway at Northside Drive public art project (Atlanta, GA)

    MLK JR Dr. Gateway at Northside Drive

    Entry Deadline: 2/20/18
    Number of Applications Allowed: 2
    Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10 
    Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10 

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    •The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs invites artists and artist teams to submit qualifications a site-specific Gateway artwork that will be installed near the entryway of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive at Northside Drive in Atlanta, Georgia (opposite the Mercedes-Benz Stadium).  The artwork will be 170 feet from the entryway of the 7.2 mile east-west corridor that connects points of interest such as the new Mercedes Benz Stadium, the Atlanta University Center, the Atlanta BeltLineWestview Cemetery, and several MARTA bus stops. The sculpture foundation, design and constructions costs including lighting must be integrated into the budget of the artist selected.

    •The area’s culture is internationally significant. It was home to intellectual leaders of human rights, including W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.

    •The Renew Atlanta initiative that is sponsoring this installation along with several others along the corridor will address vehicular and pedestrian safety concerns, provide additional pedestrian and bicycle access through the implementation of new multi-use trails, and introduce a new linear park along the corridor in addition to several public art installations.  The goal is to transform MLK, Jr. Drive into an art filled pedestrian and bicycle friendly corridor with improved access to the Atlanta BeltLine and MARTA bus service.

    •Years of community-driven planning, detailed analyses, stakeholder support, and political and financial commitment have come together and integrated social justice to transform the corridor in the heart of Atlanta into a world-class “boulevard.” The goal of the coming together of these entities is to transform through tailored, multi-modal improvements and complementary workforce capacity building, business recruitment, socio-cultural preservation, and green infrastructure.  This  will not only honor the name of Atlanta’s most famous resident, but further the City of Atlanta’s vision to preserve its historical past, maintain the livability of the present, and transform its future through the highest quality of implementation to enhance the level of service it provides to all people of Atlanta. The initiative is a global showcase for the community-based deployment of recent innovations in transportation safety, delivery, and risk management practices, in a high visibility, internationally significant cultural context.

    •Mobility & Access: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive corridor carries some 28,000 motorists a day and MARTA, which provides local bus service on and parallels the corridor with four heavy rail stations, provides 438,000 trips per weekday. Users of the corridor will benefit from improved operations, more multi-modal options and connections, and reduced conflict between modes.


    •MLK Jr. Drive is a heavily used east-west corridor linking points of interest such as Downtown Atlanta (which includes the government center), Philips Arena, the new Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta University Center (Morehouse CollegeSpelman CollegeClark Atlanta University and Morehouse School of Medicine), historic Westview Cemetery, four MARTA heavy rail stations, and the Fulton County Airport-Brown Field. Suburban and historic urban neighborhoods line the corridor alongside notable parks such as Mozley Park and Washington Park and other community facilities such as the historic Booker T. Washington High School,Adamsville Recreation Center, the Atlanta BeltLine, and the Lionel Hampton Multi-use Trail. The corridor also parallels I-20, the region’s major east-west freeway and crosses I-285, the region’s perimeter freeway. At the intersection of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, MLK Jr. Drive becomes State Route 139 going westward past historic Westview Cemetery, through the Adamsville community and eventually to the Atlanta city limits and Fulton Industrial Boulevard in unincorporated Fulton County. The corridor is served by 14 local and one express bus route and is located near portions of regional multi-use trail systems that currently have limited connectivity. The eastern end of the corridor intersects with the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Trail that is currently under construction.

    •There are three MARTA Heavy Rail stations within one quarter of a mile of MLK, Jr. Drive and one located on the street.  There are 14 MARTA bus routes and three core and secondary bicycle routes on the Drive. I-20, an east-west expressway and I-285 an interstate highway loop encircling Atlanta both intersect MLK, Jr. Drive.


    •The City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) was established in 1974 to encourage and support Atlanta’s cultural resources. The initial mission was to solidify the role that arts and other cultural resources play in defining and enhancing the social fabric and quality of life of Atlanta citizens and visitors.

    •Today the OCA understands that the arts play an essential role in defining the cultural vitality of the city and is working to enhance Atlanta’s reputation as a cultural destination. The OCA aims to provide programs that contribute substantially to the city’s economy and quality of life.

    •The Office of Cultural Affairs’ programming is executed in four key areas: Public Art, Arts and Education Services, Contracts for Arts Services and Performing Arts.  The OCA also manages the Chastain Arts Center/City Gallery at Chastain and Gallery 72.


    •The City of Atlanta’s Public Art Program (PAP) focuses on the conservation and maintenance of Atlanta’s Public Art Collection and produces ELEVATE, an annual free Public Art festival featuring local, national and international artists throughout the city.  ELEVATE has been named one of the Top 50 Public Art Projects in the Country by Americans for the Arts and has also been nominated for the Livable Cities Award.  The PAP also manages City of Atlanta Public Art Audio Tours which focus on educating the residents and guests about Atlanta’s Public Art Collection located in the central downtown Atlanta area.


    •The Gateway monument will be installed the intersection of MLK, Jr. and Northside  Drives. and  will be highly visible  from nearby Mercedes Benz Stadium.   The Gateway monument will activate the width of the  roadway and should stand a minimum of 20’ tall  and span 85’.  Electricity will be provided at the site so that the statue can be lit from the foundation.  The site is approximately 180’ from the intersection of MLK, Jr. and Northside Drives in Atlanta, Georgia (at the intersection is the Mercedes Benz Stadium).  The site around the installation will be landscaped assuring that the site is accessible and complementary to the gateway.   It is anticipated that the designed gateway will span the entire distance of the width of the roadway .  Lighting and sculptural elements that enliven the entry point to the MLK, Jr. Drive corridor is mandatory.  The gateway artwork will be contemporary, innovative, and  transformative as an artwork that elevates the visibility to the  entrance into  Atlanta’s newly renovated streetscape corridor.  There will be a large scale bronze statue in the likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


    •The City of Atlanta is seeking applicants who are professional architects, designers, and sculptors with portfolios that demonstrate monumental scale public art sculptures.  The artist portfolio will demonstrate monumental scale  sculptural architectural work. All applicants, regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin or disability will be considered.


    The all inclusive budget is $250,000.00

    •The all inclusive budget will include all artist fees, engineering, fabrication, foundations, lighting, pedestal design build, installation, insurance, permitting, and travel costs.


    Payment Schedule:

    •First payment draw:   $50,000

    •Second draw, 50% complete:    $100,000

    •Third draw, on completion:  $100,000


    Artwork will be selected based on the following criteria:

    •Artist merit and technical expertise

    •Demonstrated successful, innovative and effective approach to public art projects of a similar scope

    •Ability to successfully execute a public art project in a culturally rich and complex area

    •Express interest in creating artwork for the opportunities presented by this request for qualifications


    1.Statement of Interest. In one page using no smaller than 10pt font, address the conceptual approach of the project; aspects of the site that are of interest; how you would engage the public; and, how the project will contribute to your existing body of work.

    2.Résumé that outlines professional accomplishments (maximum two pages per person). Include three professional references (name, affiliated organization, email address and phone number).

    3.List of works submitted for review that includes title, location, date completed/performed, media, brief description of the project/conceptual information, and budget (if applicable).

    4.Past Work Samples. Submit work samples in one or more of the formats listed below. If a team consists of performance artists and visual artists, the submission would include images of past work. 



    •It is contemplated that the term of the contract shall be for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months for the design and fabrication services required.


    •Questions and requests for clarification regarding this RFP must be directed in writing via email to the contact persons listed below. The deadline for submitting such questions/clarifications is shown below. All responses that are material in nature will be shared with all registered firms/artist teams.

         For Questions, Please Contact:    Robert Witherspoon

         Public Art Manager at

    How to Apply:  Photos, drawings and the RFQ can be viewed at

    Proposals due:

    •Electronic  qualifications must be received no later than the date and time and at the location specified on the cover page of this solicitation. Proposals received after the time or date listed herein shall not be considered. Proposals received after the scheduled deadline for filing will be opened.

    Schedule Dates

    •January 19, 2018:   RFQ issued

    •February 9, 2018:   Deadline for submitting questions

    •February 20, 2018: Qualifications due

    •February 23, 2018:   Evaluation of qualifications with stakeholder committee

    •March 1, 2018:  Top three artists or artist teams are notified

    •April 2, 2018:  Finalist team presentation/ interviews

    •April 12, 2018  Artist or artist team selected and announced

    •January 27th, 2019:    Anticipated completion and installation of final artwork 

    Grants: California Arts Council is looking to award money to arts orgs doing work with incarcerated persons (CA-Based)



    Reentry Through the Arts (RTA) is a new, two-year pilot grant program rooted in the California Arts Council’s (CAC) belief that the arts are a powerful vehicle for positive change in people, communities and society. RTA was initiated in response to the Senate Budget Act of 2016 that states “The Arts Council shall develop a reentry or bridging program to facilitate and expand arts programs designed to help inmates transition from incarceration back into their communities and prevent those on probation, parole, or post-release community supervision from being incarcerated.”

    For this pilot program, RTA grants will support high quality arts programs for people who have been convicted of a criminal offense and have served time in correctional institutions. The proposed grant project must have the arts as a central component of a holistic and integrated approach to reentry that also identifies other community-based support services including but not limited to job skills training, job placement, mental health and wellness, drug treatment, and/or case management.


         –   The applicant must be the arts partner if the partnership is composed of one arts nonprofit and multiple facilities/agencies.

         –   The applicant must be the social service partner if the partnership is composed of one social service facility/agency and multiple artists or arts nonprofits.

         –   The applicant must be the social service partner if the partnership is composed of one facility/agency and an individual artist or artists.

    • California-based nonprofit organization, unit of government, education or social service agency with two years of arts programming history and continuous work with incarcerated and/or formerly incarcerated people.
    • Applicant may be either the arts partner or social service or community-based facility/agency, except for the following scenarios:
    • Applicants that are social service or community based facilities/agencies must submit an arts programming budget.



    Support strategic partnerships that offer structured artistic interactions between formerly incarcerated individuals and their communities through a holistic and integrated approach, thereby reducing the community-to-prison divide. Develop an understanding of best practices for community engaged, creative strategies to support positive re-entry for formerly incarcerated individuals.


    Provide transformative, meaningful, and high quality arts and cultural experiences for individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offense and have served time in correctional institutions.


    Demonstrate that a community participatory approach to restorative justice strategies and trauma-informed care in collaboration with the arts can have strong, positive and lasting impact on communities, as well as program participants.




    Shelly Gilbride, Ph.D.
    Programs Officer
    (916) 324-0075

    Click Here for Language Assistance



    Guidelines & Application Available:
    December 12, 2017
    Application Deadline: 
    March 22, 2018
    Grant Activity Period: 
    June 30, 2018 – June 29, 2019


    Grants: California-based artists can now apply for a professional development with NO MATCHING REQUIRED (CA-Based)


    The Professional Development (PD) program (formerly the Professional Development category of the Professional Development and Consulting program) builds arts organizations’ capacity for success through small grants to support professional development activities. Refer to the new Organizational Development program for consulting activities.



    • The applicant must be a California-based nonprofit arts organization, local arts agency, or arts-based unit of government with a history of arts programming for a minimum of two years prior to the time of application.
    • An applicant without nonprofit status may use a California-based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit status, federal 501(c)(3) designation, and which will provide the fiscal and administrative services needed to complete the grant.
    • See guidelines for complete requirements.


    Applicants to this program are not restricted from applying to and receiving funding from other competitive CAC grant programs as long as those funds support distinctly different projects or activities. However, an organization can only receive one grant per year to the Professional Development program.



    Strengthen organizational capacity by providing access to growth and leadership training opportunities for individuals working in nonprofit arts organizations.



    Increase access to networks through attendance at conferences and convenings, as well as trainings and workshops to build skills.



    Utilize field expertise to promote continuous learning for organizational development.



    Jaren Bonillo
    Arts Program Specialist
    (916) 322-6584

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    Application Available:
    December 5, 2017
    Application Deadlines and Grant Activity Periods: 
    January 10, 2018, 5:00 PM
    Grant Period: February 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

    March 1, 2018, 5:00 PM
    Grant Period: June 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018

    May 2, 2018, 5:00 PM
    Grant Period: October 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

    Job: Director of Education at Pop Culture Classroom (Denver, CO)

    Director of Education 
    Pop Culture Classroom - Denver, CO

    $70,000 a year

    Pop Culture Classroom, a Denver-based literacy & arts nonprofit, is seeking a Director of Education to lead and grow our innovative educational programs. The Director of Education is a key member of the organization’s Leadership Team and plays a critical role in fostering a collaborative and supportive organizational culture. We seek an energetic, organized and creative individual who can help us maintain, improve and expand our diverse curricular and programmatic offerings.

    If you have a strong background in education and program administration and you believe in the transformative power of pop culture, we encourage you to apply.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Establish and implement programming goals, including, but not limited to: improving the efficacy and usage of PCC’s premier curricular products: Storytelling Through Comics and Game On!; developing PCC’s onsite classroom in Denver’s Valverde neighborhood as a thriving center for pop culture education; implementing rigorous program evaluation to demonstrate program effectiveness and maintain PCC’s internal ethic of continuous improvement
    • Create, review, revise and update Classroom programming and curriculum in conjunction with Executive Director and Educational Team
    • Develop educational programming for Denver Comic Con in conjunction with DCC Staff and Educational Team
    • Ensure programmatic and curricular offerings follow mission
    • Oversee development of necessary content for curricular products
    • Develop new relevant organizational networks and maintain existing relationships
    • Oversee related Educational Team hiring
    • Supervise Educational Team employees, interns and volunteers
    • Ensure proper training and oversight for direct reports
    • Oversee all aspects of programmatic evaluation and reporting; ensure evaluation methods align with best practices
    • Design and manage annual budget
    • Work with Marketing Team to promote Classroom programming goals
    • Stay abreast of current graphic literature and pop culture media as relevant to job
    • Periodic travel to attend and present at local, regional and national conferences
    • Other duties as assigned

    Position Qualifications:

    • Masters degree in Education and/or fields related to job responsibilities
    • 5+ years of teaching experience (preferably in K-12)
    • Experience with developing, implementing, evaluating, and refining educational programming, preferably both formal and informal
    • Experience with utilization of pop culture as an educational tool
    • Experienced in philosophical and practical educational research, with an ability to implement findings in curricular projects
    • 2 years experience managing teams of employees and/or volunteers
    • Aware of current best practice in educational systems
    • Ability to manage complex curricular development
    • Existing networks in education and/or nonprofit sectors
    • Familiar with state and national curricular education standards
    • Familiar with contemporary pop culture
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills, excellent interpersonal skills, detail oriented, skilled with Microsoft Office software, and a variety of teaching techniques.
    • Able to work in an office environment with periodic travel to professional conferences

    This is a full-time (40 hr/wk) position based at the PCC offices. A flexible schedule is necessary, especially during the time leading up to and during the Denver Comic Con (June 2018) when additional hours of work will be necessary. Annual salary is $70,000. PCC also provides a flexible spending benefit and a generous vacation policy.

    To apply: Please see our website for application details. If applications are not received via the requirements on the website, they will not be considered. Applications must be received by Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

    Pop Culture Classroom is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $70,000.00 /year

    Apply here

    Job: Program Specialist at National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities (Washington, DC)

    Program Specialist 
    National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities - Washington, DC

    $56,233 - $73,105 a year - Full-time, Part-time


      • Summary The mission of IMLS is to advance, support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. 

        This is the position of a grants specialist in the discretionary grants program. The incumbent will provide support to Program Officers within the division, perform various programmatic administrative functions related to improving the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the grants within the Discretionary Programs Division of the Office of Library Services (OLS), and will research, develop and review support materials regarding OLS activities. 

        Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Associate Deputy Director for Library Services, and in coordination with the Program Officers, the incumbent fulfills project management and program activities in grants administration. Duties include: 
        • Provides technical support with receipt of grant applications, annual reports, and required forms for the fulfillment of financial prerequisites and compliance with standard policies or regulations. Assists in researching administrative and regulatory citations and liaising with grant applicants and grantees as needed.
        • Coordinates the finalization and dissemination of grant documents. Assists with processing grant applications, contacting grant applicants, and OLS records management.
        • Coordinates the peer review of grant applications and provides technical assistance to reviewers.
        • Compiles data about grant applications and awards to assist with agency data needs, decision-making, and trend identification.
        • Works closely with program staff and other agency staff as needed to develop and deliver training workshops and presentations on grant processes, requirements, and other matters.
        • Responds to external and internal inquiries. Provides general guidance regarding basic program requirements but refers difficult questions or issues to a Program Officer. May contact grantees regarding incomplete reports or other matters as directed by program staff.
        • Tracks and manages official grant files and documentation both in hardcopy and electronic format.
        • Provides assistance with special projects, meetings, and conferences.
        • Researches, compiles, and prepares responses to Freedom of Information Act requests.
        • Participates in agency-wide teams including serving as liaison to other departments in the agency.
        • Performs administrative and other related duties as assigned.

        Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. 

        Supervisory status No

        Promotion Potential 11

        Who May Apply This job is open to… United States Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group. 
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        • US Citizenship Required.
        • This position requires a background investigation.
        • Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
        • This position may require completing a one-year probationary period.
        Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. 

        Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level). 

        Qualifications For the GS-09 level : To be qualified for this position, you must be able to state and verify that you have experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the work at the GS-07 level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service. One must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience to at least the GS-7 level or equivalent that involves principles and practices of the library, archival and/or information science fields and their support organizations. 

        MANDATORY SELECTIVE PLACEMENT : Carefully read the following description of experience. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select and describes your qualifications of experience for the position. Failure to show evidence of this experience will result in disqualification. 



        Education Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.B. or J.D., if related to the work of this position. 

        Additional information Eligible for Student Loan Repayment Program
        Eligible for Tuition Assistance Program
        This position is telework eligible

        Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information:

        Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: 

        Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
        Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
        Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
        Other Special Appointment Authorities

        Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service . 

        The referral list developed from this announcement may be used for up to 90 days from the closing date of the vacancy announcement to fill similar jobs. 

        How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. 

        Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. 

        Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Q - Nonsensitive
      • Required Documents Required Documents To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 

        1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. 

        2. Other supporting documents : Cover Letter, optional College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service) Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.) 

        If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . 

        Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. 
      • Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits . 

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    Job: Kayne Griffin Corcoran needs a FT Preparator (Los Angeles)

    Kayne Griffin Corcoran is seeking a full-time preparator.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to: -
    - Installing and de-installing artworks for exhibitions, clients and art fairs
    - Packing artwork and labeling
    - Delivery of artwork
    - Monitoring and maintenance of all gallery spaces
    - Procuring and managing supplies

    Key Skills/Experience:
    - Undergraduate degree
    - Minimum of 2 years experience art handling in a gallery or museum
    -Knowledge of art handling best practices
    - Organized, detail-oriented, industrious, self-motivated, with good interpersonal and communication skills
    - Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and prioritize a range of responsibilities and requests
    - Must be organized, efficient and self-motivated
    - Knowledge of and experience with AV setup
    - Light Construction capabilities

    Please send resume and cover letter via email.

    More info here:

    Call for Entry: Sound and Vision Exhibit Seeks Primarily Glass Works (Philadelphia, PA)

    Sound and Vision Exhibit Call to Artists

    The National Liberty Museum is now extending an open call to ARTISTS to submit artwork for our Sound and Vision Exhibit, April 6 – June 10, 2018. If you are an artist interested in participating, please read below.

    The National Liberty museum invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to participate in the upcoming group exhibit entitled Sound and Vision. We are looking for a diverse body of artwork with a main focus on glass. The GlassAccess Gallery at the National Liberty Museum will advertise and promote the artists selected for the exhibition and host a formal opening reception. Sound and Vision will explore the influence of music on contemporary glass art, showcasing figurative representations of instruments and sound; experimental glass instruments and multimedia works; and sculptural works inspired by musical concepts and experiences.

    Musical and visual arts have always been inextricably connected as a means of human language and expression. In addition to its use as a medium for musically thematic and illustrative visual work, glass has been used to physically create music for hundreds of years. Whether by friction, as with the glass harmonica and the crystallophone, or by percussion, as with glass marimbas and instruments like the Thai ranat kaeo, the aural potential of glassmaking has been a fruitful subject of exploration. A renewed artistic interest in the acoustic properties of glass has led to exciting experimentation with form, structure, and performance.

    Sound and Vision Exhibition: April 6 – June 10, 2018
    Artist Application Deadline: February 9, 2018
    Notification to Artists Selected: February 16, 2018
    Shipping Deadline for Artwork: March 9, 2018
    Hand Delivery Deadline for Artwork: March 12, 2018






    Apply to Submit Artwork for the Sound and Vision exhibit

    The Application process includes uploading one or more jpegs of the artwork(s) you would like to submit and a statement of 200 words or less in MS Word format about your work in regard to the theme of this exhibit. Please be prepared to provide those items before you begin this application. 

    Apply here

    Call for Entry: Wall Artwork(s) Historic Downtown (Liberty, MO)

    Wall Artwork(s) Historic Downtown Liberty, MO
    City Hall- Community Development
    101 E. Kansas
    Liberty, MO 64068


    Entry Deadline: 2/26/18
    Days remaining to deadline: 33


    Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6 
    Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6 

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    Project: Wall Art – Corner of 2 N. Water Street & 8 E. Kansas St. – “Liberty” Themed Artwork(s)
    The City of Liberty is issuing a call for artists to create artwork that would cover 15 individual panels (approx 6 ft tall by 12 ft wide) hung side by side to adorn a temporary wooden façade (6 ft. tall by 160 ft. wide) at the corner of Water and Kansas Streets in Historic Downtown Liberty.  The wall serves as a visual barrier for a vacant lot located at the SE Corner of the Historic Courthouse Square.
    We are looking to create a mural that is appealing to area residents and visitors.  Preferred themes could celebrate community and/or culture with elements that will draw people from around the Kansas City Metro, and visitors to KC, to Liberty for a photo opportunity. The panels should be light-hearted and capture the essence community pride, inclusivity, and equity.
     City Pride
     Culture
     History

    Artists who draw, paint, make prints, work in computer or graphic design, photography, etc. are invited to apply.  Must be 18 or older to apply, and be willing to sign a legal agreement and waiver. Once installed, each piece artwork must require limited maintenance and withstand the area’s climate and weather for up to two years. 
    Panel Details: 
    “Panels” refers to the 15 sections, which selected artists will design using the medium of their choosing that adheres to the below guidelines. Panel dimensions as follows:
    ▪ 13 12’x6’ panels (5 panels on Water St., 8 panels on Kansas St.)
    ▪ 1 10’ x 6’ panel (A diagonal or angled panel on Kansas St.)
    ▪ 1 5’ x 6’ panel (a panel on Water St.)

    • Some of the panels have a unique shape and the committee will consider how the art will look in the designated space when making the assignments. 

    ● The wall is built completely out of unpainted or additionally primed CCA treated plywood. Canvas artwork will be directly fixed to this wall via staples. If you choose to paint directly on the wood, that is also permitted. Photos of the blank wood wall are included as an attachment to this application.

    ●Use the references below to serve as a launch point to explore Liberty’s history and culture:
    ▪ Visit Liberty Mo tourism website:
    ▪ History of Liberty:
    ▪ William Jewell College History:
    ▪ Liberty Public School District:
    ▪ Historic Downtown Liberty, Inc.:

    ● Sample murals and artwork from around the country that served as inspiration to the committee for this Call for Artists are

    ● The artists will be selected by members of the Public Art Committee that includes members of the Liberty Arts Commission, the property owner, representatives from Historic Downtown Liberty, Inc., and City Staff. The group will select proposals they feel fit the City’s culture. 

    The Call Options
    Artists will select one of three options for their proposal, you may:
    A. Create a proposal for one individual panel from the dimensions listed above
    B. Create a proposal for all panels on either N. Water or all panels on E. Kansas
    C. Create a proposal for all panels, on both streets, the entire façade

    The Proposal:
    Please be prepared to submit the following items in the online application. All files should be submitted in as .PDF, PNG  or JPG and be sized approximately 1880 pixel on the longest side @ 100 dpi
    ▪ Resume (Maximum 2 pages)
    ▪ Outline which proposal option you are choosing
    ▪ 3-6  examples of previous work
    ▪ Detailed Project Description, including:
    o A literal description of the artwork
    o A description of the concepts in the proposed piece
    o How will this work contribute to a visitor’s experience of downtown Liberty?
    o An artist statement describing wall art experience and interest in the project
    ▪ 1 to 5 sketches or digital illustrations of the proposed mural panel
    ▪ Proposed budget for reimbursement of materials
    ▪ There is no application fee. All artwork will become the property of the City of Liberty at the time of hanging.

    ▪ The Liberty Arts Commission will provide the canvas and the hardware for attaching the artwork to the façade if you choose. The artist will be responsible for the remaining materials.
    ▪ Option A  Honorarium: Up to $150 per panel
    ▪ Option B Honorarium: Up to $1750
    ▪ Option C Honorarium: Up to $3500

    ▪ Applications are due by February 26, 2018
    ▪ Artists will be notified by March 20, 2018
    ▪ Weather permitting, artwork(s) should be completed by April 27, 2018

    Call for Entries: Bart Plaza Sound Installation (Berkeley, CA)

    Bart Plaza Sound Installation
    For California artists

    Prospectus: The City of Berkeley Civic Arts Program is partnering in a public/private partnership with the Berkeley Downtown Business Association to begin programming the new “Constitution” (BART) plaza with publicly accessible cultural projects. Civic Arts recognizes that the plaza will function as a city center and seeks to activate it with art. Through this RFQ, the Civic Arts Program will commission a series of sound/music composition artworks that will be programmed to be presented on eight new sound poles that are 21 feet high, erected on the Plaza. Up to 5 artists will be selected and each one will be commissioned for only one sound piece. These sound projects can be spoken word, electronic music, sound experiments, natural sounds, acoustic instrumentation, percussive projects, vocal projects and combinations of these elements. We are looking for fresh, relevant, forward thinking projects that will engage the public in surprising, inspiring and provocative ways. This is a multi-channel audio environment and applicants may wish to address an exploration of this versatile system. 

    The selected artists will coordinate with the technical staff of the Bart Plaza to proceed with programming the appropriate sound files for the audio equipment.

    Media: Sound, sound experiments, electronic, acoustic music, spoken word, vocal experimentation.

    All genres of sound and music appropriate to a public environment will be considered. 

    Specifications and Limitations:

    Projects will be played over a yet unspecified period of time. Audio content will be played back on 8 discrete audio channels via an Alcorn McBride Audio Binloop 8 channel system. Audio will be heard on 8 Meyer Sound UPJ-1XP speakers. Audio content playback shall be prepared to be played back via digital media. An Alcorn McBride Vcore show playback controller is included in the system to enable scheduling of content playback.  Once the artist is selected coordination with the audio equipment installation consultant will be set-up. 


    Open to professional practicing artists who reside in California. Artists must be U.S. citizens or have legal working status in the United States and be at least 18 years old.

    Application Deadline:

    Friday, February 1, 2018 by 5:00 pm. Entries must be uploaded to Submittable, including audio samples.

    How to Submit:

    Submit entries via Submittable at All required application materials must be submitted by the deadline. For Submittable technical assistance please email


    Application Requirements:

    1. Audio Samples: Applicants must submit up to five examples of prior relevant sound works. Each sample should be a minimum of one minute in duration and not to exceed ten minutes. Submittable will accept the following formats of audio samples: MP3, MP4, WAV, AAC, AIFF, M4A, OGG, FLAC, and WMA.

    2. Audio Sample Index: Please include a written index for the audio samples identifying the title of the sound composition, year produced, total duration for entire work, and brief description.

    3. Letter of Interest: Maximum 3,000 character letter indicating interest in and potential approach to the project. The letter should provide a description of how your professional background relates to this art project. If applying as a team, include an explanation of your preference for working as a team.

    4. A current resume, per applicant, not to exceed 3,000 characters that highlights professional accomplishments, particularly as relates to this art project. Applicants working as a team will also be limited to 4,000 characters total.

    5. Three professional references, including phone and email contact information per applicant. Please do not include letters of reference.

    6. If applying as a team, indicate the name and contact information of the team’s representative. 


    All applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed for completeness, and screened by a selection panel that may include City staff, arts professionals appointed by staff, Civic Arts Commissioners, art consultants and community members. After reviewing and evaluating the applicants’ qualifications, the selection panel will score and rank them in order to identify 10 project finalists.

    The panel will use the following criteria to evaluate the applicants’ qualifications:

    • Artistic excellence, innovation and creativity as evidenced by past work and supporting materials.
    • The relevance of the applicant’s work to the scope and goals of the project.
    • The applicant’s professional experience.

    The selected 10 project finalists will be invited to interview with the selection panel and for those who live out of the Bay Area interviews will be conducted by Skype.  The panel will consider the finalists’ project approach and concept and will select five artists or artist teams and two alternates for the project for recommendation to the Civic Arts Commission for approval. The 5 finalists will be awarded $4,000 each to commission an 8 channel sound project.    


    When you apply to this Call for Artists you agree to allow the City of Berkeley to use the audio and information submitted with this application for their review process. You also agree that the work submitted is your own and does not infringe anyone’s copyright or ownership.

    All information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. The provisions of the Call for Artists are subject to change. The Civic Arts Commission reserves the right to reject any entry submitted to this Call for Artists. 


    $4,000 will be awarded to each artist selected for the project for the development of a unique sound piece.

    Civic Arts Commission Guidelines

    Artwork is selected on its aesthetic merits and its ability to be heard through the audio equipment.

    Sound Art will be chosen with appropriate regard for the nature of the space and the audience. This exhibition space addresses the viewer directly on the public right of way. Art must exhibit consideration for viewers’ sensitivities to violence, sexual expression and negative portrayals of diverse populations. 

    Contact Information for inquires and/or mail:

    The Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission of the City of Berkeley to assist with this process . Questions can be directed to Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator, 510 981-7533,

    Deadline: 02-01-2018
    City of Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA

    Contact: Chrystal O'Malley
    Phone: 510.981.7539

    RFQ: Public artwork for John Wayne Airport (Orange County, CA)

    Public Artwork for John Wayne Airport
    For National artists


    John Wayne Airport, Orange County (JWA) invites artists or teams to submit qualifications for a design/fabrication opportunity for incorporation into an outdoor sculpture viewing plaza at Terminal C of JWA's Thomas F. Riley Terminal. A single original piece of site-specific ground mounted artwork is being sought for purchase. The selected artwork will be located outside of Terminal C windows in the indoor pedestrian walkway between Terminals B and C and adjacent to the Departure Level sidewalk at Terminal C Valet Parking.

    Deadline: 01-31-2018
    John Wayne Airport
    Costa Mesa, CA

    Contact: Deanne
    Phone: 949.252.5182