Job Opportunity: Museum Curator

POSITION: Museum Curator 

The Bakersfield Museum of Art (BMOA) seeks an enthusiastic, outgoing, entrepreneurial individual with museum or similar work experience to develop and present exhibitions, run the Museum curatorial department and actively organize and oversee the permanent collection of the Museum. A successful candidate will thrive in our museum environment where ideas and innovation are encouraged, yet convention and tradition are equally respected. 

Nearing its 60th year, BMOA is an accredited Museum of Art located adjacent to Central Park in downtown Bakersfield, CA. Five gallery spaces comprise 5800 square feet of the 17,000 square foot facility and the Museum’s permanent collection exceeds 350 works of art. Currently, BMOA presents three annual exhibitions in the Museum galleries and hosts an Italian street painting festival, Via Arte, each October. Through these exhibitions, BMOA seeks to explore and develop modern and contemporary California art and artists while also giving nod to more traditional fine art. BMOA displays both established and emerging artists. Work from outside California is explored, though less frequently. 

Working among a small and dedicated Museum team, and in partnership with the Museum Director, the Director of Development, and the Museum’s exhibitions committee, the Curator will have the opportunity to strategically develop, direct and implement the exhibitions to fulfill BMOA’s mission of promoting the visual arts to diverse and broad audiences. The Museum seeks to continually expand its artistic reach to the many culturally diverse audiences throughout the Central Valley; specific cultural visual arts exhibitions are periodically shown. 

This is an opportunity for a candidate to work in a very hands-on, cooperative, inspiring environment with forward-thinking individuals who continually seek to elevate the quality and diversity of art shown at BMOA. A successful candidate will embrace California’s incredible art hubs for ideas and inspiration. A travel budget will be included to enhance this interaction. 


Bring exceptional visual arts, primarily from California, to a diverse regional audience, including families, school-aged children and underserved populations through exciting and engaging exhibitions and permanent collection display; 

  • Plan, budget and execute 4 annual exhibitions in alignment with BMOA mission; 
  • Oversee exhibition tactics including, but not limited to: conducting studio visits, arranging loan agreements, maintaining condition reports, maintaining reproduction releases and facility reports, designing exhibition schematics, and preparing text for all written materials related to each exhibition; 
  • Work with education and development departments to create and implement strategies and programs to expand exhibition reach (eg. lectures and visiting artist presentations to compliment exhibitions on display). 
  • Organize and manage the permanent collection of the Museum; 
  • Manage a department of two (with potential for additional internship assistance); 
  • Interact regularly with all Museum departments in support of BMOA’s mission; 
  • Maintain and adjust all project budgets regularly; 
  • Oversee all art belonging to or lent to the Museum and assure record and object descriptions of all items are maintained for collection files; 
  • Oversee the Museum’s Exhibitions Committee; 
  • Perform or oversee registrar functions to ensure record maintenance for BMOA’s permanent collection and exhibitions according to Museum’s best practices; 
  • Oversee handling of all art objects entering and leaving the Museum; 
  • Work with galleries, artists, museums, collectors and lenders to acquire all works for exhibitions and solicit works for the Museum’s permanent collection; 
  • Maintain all contracts and legal documents for all exhibitions and borrowed materials, and permanent collection items; 
  • Coordinating with the Museum Director and Director of Development, maintain considerable public and donor contact as it relates to the Museum’s current and future exhibitions and permanent collection. This may include assisting in grant writing projects as needed. 
  • Assist Director of Development and Museum Director with fundraising as it relates to all curatorial functions; 
  • Assist departments as needed in activities supporting curatorial strategy execution, including, but not limited to: gallery-led tours, developing curatorial content text for print and online materials, 
  • Work with other departments to coordinate exhibition openings and special curatorial events, including but not limited to Preview Circle Opening artist presentations, Curator’s Forum prospecting events, First Wednesday Curatorial Series); 
  • Candidate must agree to reside in Bakersfield or within a 50 mile radius of Bakersfield upon commencement of job. 


  • Ability to propose, create and execute project budgets for all exhibits and curatorial functions; 
  • Broad knowledge of contemporary/modern and traditional California art and artists; 
  • Ability to understand and propose artists and exhibitions that will make an impact in a museum of our size. 
  • Ability to cultivate relationships and work among a broad range of constituencies (including but not limited to collectors, donors, professional colleagues, board members, artists and the community) in an effort to further BMOA’s mission. 
  • Management experience in conjunction with collaborative team success; 
  • Flexibility to manage and ability to prioritize and plan multiple tasks – some outside the scope of curatorial department – in order to successfully implement the exhibition and curatorial program strategy. 
  • Exhibition fundraising skills – particularly helping link prospective donors with niche projects; 
  • Strong communications skills; 
  • Strong written, analytic skills and research skills; 
  • MA degree in related art field preferred; BA/BS from four-year college or university with an art-related degree required. 
  • Three to five years Museum Curatorial or related art experience required. 
  • Salary commensurate with experience; relocation assistance may be available. 

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and CV/resume to employment@bmoa.org. 

Bakersfield Museum Of Art BMOA.org 661-323-7219 

2015 New York Arts Practicum

New York Arts Practicum, June 8-July 31, 2015
Application deadline: March 22, 2015.

Apply now to the 2015 New York Arts Practicum, a summer arts institute where participants experientially learn to bridge their lives as art students into lives as artists in the world. The program is structured around apprenticeships with mentor artists, a critique seminar where participants produce work without access to their institutional facilities, and site visits to artist workspaces, galleries, and museums.

The intensive eight-week program offers participants a structured environment to experience the challenges of life as an artist and demystifies the many ways one can be an artist today. Mentees work in their mentor’s studio two to three days per week, meet Monday and Tuesday evenings for a critique seminar, and convene Fridays for site visits. Past participants called the experience: demystifying, life changing, and an inspirational reality check.

Curious about the program or the application process? Join Program Director Michael Mandiberg for a Google Hangout on Saturday, February 28th at 3:00 PM EST or Friday, March 13th at 3:00 PM EST. RSVP to: info@artspracticum.org.

Mentors lead critiques structured around developing strategies for creating work without institutional studio facilities. Practicum mentors lead seminars on their work, or related topic; these sessions are intimate views into their in-progress work, with a focus on process. By working with an artist on a day-to-day basis, participants gain a view of their near futures as artists, learning models for negotiating a creative life outside of school.

Mentors for Summer 2015 and their Practicum Descriptions
Brendan Fernandes will be preparing exhibitions and exploring dance and movement.
Kate Gilmore will be developing new work, editing videos, and organizing her archive.
Pablo Helguera is planning a large performance and researching upcoming projects.
David Horvitz will be working on things. You can help.
Marisa Jahn is working on a series of public art projects.
Steve Lambert will be working to: Rebuild, Maintain,and  Grow.
Jen Liu will be shooting a new film, choreographing, and 3D animating.
Mary Mattingly is working on collaborative, public sculptures this summer.
Jennifer & Kevin McCoy are going down the R&D tunnel and using the blockchain to authenticate digital art.
Not an Alternative is planning an exhibition, field expedition, and public interventions as "The Natural History Museum."
William Powhida is working on a solo exhibition and with Jennifer Dalton on a public art project about housing.
Kenya (Robinson) is making multiples of the #WHITEMANINMYPOCKET.
Brad Troemel will be doing research and experimenting.
Clement Valla will be researching alternate histories of photography, mining the museum and making sculpture.
Marina Zurkow is preparing a gallery show and working on the Field Guide to the Dark Ecologies of New York.

Last year’s mentors and visitors included: Sonel Breslav at Murray Guy, Sean Joseph Patrick Carney at BHQFU, Courtney Childress at On Stellar Rays, Julia Christensen, Zoe Crosher, Not An Alternative, Kate Gilmore, Pablo Helguera, David Horvitz, Robert Hult at Klaus von Nichtssagend, Marisa Jahn, Miao Jiaxin, Steve Lambert, Ernest Larsen & Sherry Millner, Martha Moldovan at David Zwirner, Leigh Ledare, Simone Leigh, Michelle Levy at EFA Project Space, Jen Liu, Matthew Lyons at The Kitchen, Eva and Franco Mattes, Mary Mattingly, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Douglas Paulson at Flux Factory, Stephanie Pereira at Kickstarter, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Sara Reisman at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, Magdalena Sawon at Postmasters Gallery, Brooke Singer and Stefani Bardin at La Casita Verde, Benjamin Tischer at Invisible Exports, Brad Troemel, Penelope Umbrico, Clement Valla, Madeline Warren and Yuta Nakajima at Hauser and Wirth, Andrew Norman Wilson, Letha Wilson, Ed Woodham, and B Wurtz. You can see documentation of these visits on our Flickr page.

For program description and application please see the website: http://ArtsPracticum.org. For questions, please see the FAQ: http://www.artspracticum.org/faq, or contact us at info@artspracticum.org.

Job Opportunity: Director of Development/Strategic Partnerships

Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles
200 North Spring Street, Suite M-120
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Director of Development/Strategic Partnerships builds relationships with potential and existing BEST Friends Board members to create volunteer, in-kind and financial support for the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program.  Focus and impetus is to improve the lives of children by connecting diverse young professionals and students to each other and their communities through volunteering, fundraising, public outreach and community building.  By connecting members to one another and expanding membership, the LA's BEST Friends community is sustained and continues to grow.  Members are young, professional, and philanthropically focused inspiring others to serve, mentor and build friendships. This position drives the creation, implementation, and success of all activities and fundraising programs produced by the BEST Friends Board of Directors. This is a full-time position, located in Los Angeles, California.  The Director of Development/Strategic Partnerships will report to the Vice President of Development.   
In September of 1988, the City of Los Angeles took a bold step outside of traditional city business to create an innovative after school program to address the alarming rise in street gangs, school dropouts and drug use in communities where children lacked adequate adult supervision during the critical hours between 3-6 p.m.   The program, called LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow), approaches inner-city children as resources to be developed rather than problems to be solved. From its original 10 sites, LA's BEST has grown to serve over 29,000 students in 195 elementary schools. 

The Director of Development/Strategic Partnerships is charged with leading and managing all efforts on behalf of the BEST Young Professionals (Best Friends) Board.  This person must create and implement a strong strategic direction for fundraising including managing two BEST Friends signature annual fundraising events, monthly First Friday activities and quarterly school site prospect forums. In addition, this person is part of the events management team for the annual signature fundraiser produced by the Governing Board.
Strategic planning and execution:

  • Provide leadership for all development activities, working closely with the Vice President of Development, members of all three boards, the Development Committee, and corporate and operational staff
  • Focus on improving retention of existing donor base and finding efficient ways to attract new major donors
  • Implement programs to increase contributions from corporate fund sources, foundations and major individual donors
  • Design and execute effective recognition program for donors to keep them engaged and moving to higher levels of commitment
  • Execute fundraising events with appropriate board, staff, and external volunteers

 Organizational management:

  • Work with the Vice President of Development to organize, train, motivate, and lead BEST Friends members to embrace and carry out the full spectrum of fundraising responsibilities
  • Successfully involve volunteers in fundraising; support the process of strong board development and engagement
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with board members, including regularly scheduled phone or face-to-face meetings

External liaison:

  • Establish sound working relationships with funders and community groups who can further the work of LA’s BEST
  • Maintain and utilize a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of fundraising

This position requires a creative, passionate, self-motivated, disciplined, energetic person with long-term strategic vision, superior people skills, and an ability to clearly tell the successful story of LA’s BEST.  
A successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge and experience using Raiser’s Edge fundraising database
  • A bachelors degree and a minimum of five years of development experience with a proven track record of success; more than five years of director-level fundraising experience is preferred
  • Experience and proficiency in all aspects of development with an emphasis on running a fundraising Campaign, securing major and planned gifts, maintaining excellent corporate/foundation relations and planning events
  • Excellent organizational, project management skills and an ability to cultivate a motivated team of internal staff and board members
  • Qualities of a dynamic self-starter and team player who works effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively as a colleague and team builder; works effectively with diverse populations
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • High-level skills of analysis and judgment in planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Creativity and initiative in creating new fundraising opportunities within the context of operational and program goals
  • Strong business acumen

LA’s BEST Application Requirements:
Please submit cover letter and resume to Robyn.RitterSimon@lacity.org
No phone or e-mail inquiries.  Due to high applicant volume, we regret we cannot send personalized responses to all applicants.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Media Design, CSUSM

The School of Arts at California State University San Marcos is embarking on a search for an Assistant Professor in Media Design for an Academic Year/9 month Tenure Track Position.

Minimum requirements for the position include:  All applicants should have a MFA or PhD in a related field by August 2015; evidence of successful teaching experience as a university level instructor; expertise in one or more of the following areas:  Graphic design, motion graphics, web/mobile media design, and new media theory.

Preferred requirements for the position include:  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in multi-disciplinary and collaborative approaches to teaching within integrated and cross-disciplinary media arts programs that include digital art, web design, film, video, photography, contemporary art history, media theory, studio arts, and community-based art. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.

DUTIES:  The successful candidate will have expertise, develop and teach courses in graphic design, motion graphics, web/mobile media design and new media theory. This person will enthusiastically participate in shaping our proposed degree program, Art, Media, and Design, which contains two options: Digital and Media Arts, and Art and Visual Culture. In addition to serving these programmatic needs, the person hired for this position will teach general education requirements through university-wide lecture and studio arts courses, advise and mentor students, and serve on college and university-wide committees.

Our curriculum is grounded in a commitment to community engagement and project-based learning and is deeply engaged in serving local, regional and international communities. The successful candidate will enhance this transformative, diverse learning environment through teaching design as an art form that is community and client responsive, and that has the power to communicate ideas and visually represent data in compelling and transformative ways. With the inclusion of mobile media design, the program helps students explore values and ethics that make them responsible members of a global, networked community.

Applications must include:

Cover Letter
Curriculum vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that address the above minimum and desired qualifications
Reprints of representative publications
Reproductions and links of representative artwork
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement of experience with and commitment to teaching a diverse student body
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Transcripts that include relevant course work
Three current letters of recommendation
Faculty Application

Submit application and direct any inquiries to:
Media Design Search Committee Chair, School of Arts

A review of application will begin on January 22, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 
The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities  for more information.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Mid Atlantic Foundation is accepting proposals for USArtists International.
Description: USArtists International (USAI) is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of expression of the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that the creative and professional development of American artists is enhanced through participation at significant international festivals. Performances at important festivals provide American artists with opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices with their colleagues in other countries, as well as exposure to new and larger audiences. It is our hope that participation of exemplary artists from the United States in international festivals will help develop audiences for, and greater appreciation of, the excellence, diversity and vitality of the American performing arts.
Through USAI, grants are available to American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at significant international festivals anywhere in the world outside of the United States.
Geographic Focus: National
Deadline: December 5, 2014

The Creative Work Fund is accepting letters of inquiry for Media Arts and Traditional Arts Grants.
Description: The Creative Work Fund currently invites letters of inquiry for projects featuring media artists or traditional artists. A media or traditional arts project may culminate in any form, but it must feature a lead artist with a strong track record as a media artist or a traditional artist. The Creative Work Fund supports artists and nonprofit organizations in creating new art works through collaborations. It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities.  Artists are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofit organizations of all kinds.
Geographic Focus: California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, or Sonoma Counties
Deadline: December 5, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Puffin Foundation is accepting applications for project support.
Description: The Puffin Foundation Ltd. continues to make grants that encourage emerging artists whose works might have difficulty being aired due to their genre and/or social philosophy. The Foundation does not have the means to fund large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books.  Average grants are approximately $1,250.  The maximum grant size is $2,500. For the upcoming 2015 cycle, Puffin will review grants only in the following fields: Video/Film, Fine Arts, and Public Interest/Environmental Issues. Application forms are not available electronically and must be requested by mail. Please review the Puffin website for full application details.
Geographic Focus: National
Deadline: December 6, 2014 (to request application packet), December 27, 2014 (final deadline)

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation is accepting proposals for Individual Support Grants.
Description: Since 1976, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation has been making Individual Support Grants to painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been creating mature art for at least 20 years and who are in current financial need. This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist. Twelve grants are awarded each year.
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years. Maturity is based on the level of intellectual, technical, and creative development maintained over this time period. Artists must show that their primary involvement has been with their artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.
In addition to the maturity requirement, eligibility for an Individual Support grant is determined by the applicant’s current financial need. A financial disclosure page is included in the application which must be completed and signed.
Geographic Focus: National
Deadline: December 15, 2014

Job Opportunity: Full-time Faculty, Photography & Media, CalArts

Position starts September 1, 2015
Application deadline: December 15, 2014

California Institute of the Arts 
24700 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355 


Position category: Academic 
School/Department: School of Art 
Reports To: Dean of the School of Art 
Appointment: Regular 

Information & responsibilities
The program in Photography and Media at CalArts is seeking an artist for a full-time faculty position to begin in the fall of 2015.

Full-time faculty teach and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students and participate in program and school-wide administrative matters.

Responsibilities include
– Class preparation and grading
– Six hours per week of classroom instruction
– Twelve to fifteen independent study contracts per semester
– Mentoring at least twelve students
– Attending faculty meetings
– Participating in curricular planning and assessment activities
– Participating in mid-residency and Graduation reviews
– Participating in recruitment and admission reviews
– Other duties as assigned by the program Directors and the Dean

The ideal candidate should be an artist with a strong professional practice, a firm commitment to teaching, a dedication to working with a culturally, economically and intellectually diverse community of artists, and an interest in the major questions of photographic and arts education in the 21st century.
– Prefer two or more years of full-time teaching at the college level.
– Knowledge of both traditional and innovative approaches within Photography and Media.
– An MFA degree is expected, but candidates with significant professional experience are welcome to apply and will be seriously considered.
– Effective leadership and organizational skills.

How to apply
Applications are due December 15.
Interested candidates should submit the following to the SlideRoom application site:
– A letter of application
– A current curriculum vitae
– A portfolio of professional work
– A list of 3 professional references
– Additional inquires can be addressed to: photomediahiring@calarts.edu
– All submissions will be treated confidentially.

Job Opportunity: Operations Manager

Side Street Projects is seeking a driven enthusiastic creative individual to lead our staff of teaching artists to work to fulfill our mission: To give artists of all ages the ability and means to support their creative endeavors. Side Street Projects is an artist run organization that teaches artists how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves. We are an entirely mobile organization operating out of vintage travel trailers, so it is kind of like camping here (complete with port-o-potty).
Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelors degree. A large part of this position will be managing the youth education program “The Woodworking Bus”. Education and Management experience is preferred.
Job Description:
-Manage education program
-Schedule and confirm Education workshops on, and off site
 -cc Bookkeeper with all invoice information
-Oversee Teachers
-Develop Curriculum as needed
-Work with ED to recruit new staff
-Provide Teacher Training
-Oversee/Coordinate Site, Community and Communications Managers
-Lead Monthly Staff Meetings
-Manage Insurance and compliance
-Continue to systemize office operations and update/streamline current systems
-Manage equipment rental co-op
-Various admin tasks like answering phones, overseeing the database, checking info email, and overseeing interns
-Participate in community related events and outreach to promote organizational goals
- There will be occasional physical work, which involves working outdoors, and lifting up to 40 pounds
3-month probationary period
40 hours/week Salary will be determined based on qualifications
Staff reviews are every June
Side Street is closed on federal holidays
1 paid sick day a month cumulative (cap at 12 days)
10 paid vacation days per year
Please send Resume and Cover Letter to emily@sidestreet.org

Call for Proposals: Town Center Art Space Exhibition

City of Santa Clarita Arts & Events Office

Request for Proposal

The City of Santa Clarita Arts & Events Office (AEO) and the Santa Clarita Arts Commission (SCAC) is seeking artists or artist teams to design and display art exhibits of various types at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Art Space. This is an opportunity for artists located in Los Angeles County. 

For the past 6 years, the City of Santa Clarita and Westfield Valencia Town Center have collaborated on bringing quality art experiences to the public. The Town Center Art Space, which is an open 20 x 20 foot space on the lower level of the mall adjacent to the Food Court and just outside of Sisley Restaurant, has been used for this purpose. The Arts & Events Office is seeking exhibition proposals from individuals for this space for the upcoming season of displays (January 2015 through mid-November 2015). Exhibits will be featured for four months at the location.
All selected artists (or art teams) shall be awarded $500 for the execution of their art exhibit, which includes the artist design fee, project-related travel, consultation throughout and project fabrication, and other artist-related costs. 
Although the City of Santa Clarita, Arts & Events Office and the Santa Clarita Arts Commission do not endorse any restriction on any particular artistic content, in making decisions the project’s Artist Selection Panel will consider the fact that people of all ages will see this artworks(s).
Artists must be able to organize and mount the proposed exhibition by January 1, 2015. Exhibitions could open at a later date in the year, which will be at the discretion of the Arts & Events Supervisor.
November 1, 2014 Exhibition Submission Deadline
November 30, 2014 Selection of Exhibition(s)
December 5, 2014 Exhibition Scheduling
January 2015 Exhibition Installed and Payment to Artist.
The City of Santa Clarita, AEO and SCAC reserve the right to change the project timeline.
Artists interested in being considered should submit the following materials by email:
1. The letter should be no more than one page in length and should explain the artist’s interest in the project.
2. Three examples of the artist’s work. Art examples may be in any visual medium or a combination of mediums, such as photographs, slides, computers prints, etc.
3. The artist should include up to two selections of support materials such as review, news articles, and other related information.
These materials should be sent to jbarber@santa-clarita.com
The project is open to all artists, regardless of race, color, religion, natural origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines.

REDCAT Studio: Call for Submissions, Fall 2014

REDCAT is seeking original performance works for the next edition of Studio, REDCAT's quarterly series of new works in progress in dance, theater, multimedia and music. If you have a project 15 minutes or under and would like to be considered - apply now. 

Applications are due by 5:00PM: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014

Showings are scheduled for: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014

Performance dates: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16th at 8:30 PM & MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, 2014 at 7:30PM

Visit our website: http://www.redcat.org/about/artist-opportunities and complete the online application. 

For questions email: studio.redcat@calarts.edu


Studio was created to give new artists an opportunity to hone their skills and offer established artists a chance to test new material and works-in-progress before an audience. A revolving panel of working artists curates each edition, selecting artists through a live showing process. 

2015 Writer's Residency: Annenberg Community Beach House

Deadline: Thursday, October 23, 2014, received in office by 5:00pm   

The City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division, seeks proposals from writers of fiction, poetry, plays, and screenplays living in Los Angeles County for the Writer’s Residency Program at the Annenberg Community Beach House. The Writer’s Residency Program offers writers a private office in the historic Marion Davies Guest House for six weeks between Tuesday, January 13 and Tuesday, February 17, 2015 to complete a work-in-progress. 

 Please download the Call for Proposals here.

Studio Residency: Santa Monica

Deadline: Thursday, October 23, 5pm in the office.

 The City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division, seeks proposals from artists and artisans living in Los Angeles County for a Studio Residency at 1450 Ocean, the Camera Obscura building in Palisades Park, Santa Monica. This Studio Residency offers shared multipurpose space with a spectacular ocean view in an iconic midcentury park building overlooking the Pier, from Tuesday, January 6 to Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The City is particularly interested in a letterpress or fine art printer who would be interested in temporarily relocating their press to the center. However all mediums will be considered.

 Please download the Call for Proposals here.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

The Left Tilt Fund is accepting proposals for 2014 Funding.

Description: The mission of The Left Tilt Fund is to promote social change, resist oppression, and empower marginalized communities. It funds organizations that address the root causes of economic, political, and social injustice through community-based organizing, education, legal advocacy, and other innovative means.

The Left Tilt Fund supports organizations that have a 501(c)(3) tax status with grants up to $10,000. The Fund does not support conferences, governmental agencies, or animal welfare organizations. The Fund does not support homeless shelters, housing providers/developers, or soup kitchens if community organizing is not part of their mission. Individuals seeking grants must have a fiscal sponsor. The Fund is particularly interested in organizations which do not have large budgets nor access to traditional funding sources.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: October 6, 2014

Queens Council on the Arts is accepting applications for the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Greater New York Arts Development Fund.

Description: The Queens Arts Fund (QAF) offers grants to Queens-based individual artists and non-profit organizations offering distinctive arts and cultural programming that directly serves the citizens of Queens. The Queens Arts Fund is made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the City Council. Individual artists may apply directly to MCAF without a fiscal sponsor.

Geographic Focus: Queens, NY

Deadline: October 9, 2014

New England Foundation for the Arts is accepting proposals for the National Dance Project Touring Award.

Description: NDP Touring Awards support U.S. tours of dance works by national and international artists with up to $35,000 in subsidy reserved for each project’s tour through NDP Presentation Grants. Each fall, up to ten dance works with planned U.S. tours are selected to receive Touring Awards through a competitive application process. These Touring Awards  represent up to $35,000 of reserved funding for each project’s tour, which in turn is distributed through the NDP Presentation Grant process to U.S. nonprofit organizations (a.k.a. presenters) to subsidize up to 50% of the artist’s fee (including housing, per diem, and travel) for the presentation of the NDP project. 

Applicants must be in an advanced stage of development and be ready for touring at the beginning of the NDP Touring Period, which begins June 1, 2015 and runs through November 30, 2016. 

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: October 14, 2014

Cal Humanities is accepting applications for the California Documentary Project Grants.

Description: The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grants program that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions that enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories. Projects must use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective and be suitable for California and national audiences through broadcast and/or distribution. Since 2003, Cal Humanities has awarded approximately $4 million to projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. CDP grants support projects at the research and development, production, and public engagement stages.

CDP Research and Development grants are designed to strengthen the humanities content and approach of documentary media productions in their earliest stages. Projects must actively involve at least three humanities advisors to help frame and contextualize subject matter throughout the research and development phase. Grant awards range up to $10,000.

CDP Production grants are designed to strengthen the humanities content and approach of documentary media productions and help propel projects toward completion. Projects must be in the production stage, have a work-in-progress, and actively involve at least two humanities advisors in the production process. Grant awards range up to $50,000.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: October 15, 2014

Chamber Music America is accepting proposals for its Presenter Consortium for Jazz grant.

Description: Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals, was founded in 1977 to develop, strengthen, and support the chamber music community. Presenter Consortium for Jazz provides support to consortiums of three U. S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (consisting of 2-10 musicians each) to perform at each presenter’s venue.

Presenter Consortium for Jazz funds ensemble(s)’ concert fees, travel, housing, per diem, cartage, and the presenters’ marketing and production costs for the proposed concerts. The program will fund up to 75% of the eligible expenses above, up to a maximum of $10,000 per consortium partner/$30,000 per consortium. A $1,000 incentive per partner is available to a consortium that programs a CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensemble(s) in performance of its entire CMA-commissioned work. Each consortium partner must demonstrate earned or additional contributed income in the amount of at least 25% of its total eligible expenses. In-kind revenue cannot be used as part of the match.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: October 17, 2014

The Japan Foundation is accepting applications for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboratrion grants.

Description: This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants help Japanese and American/Canadian artists develop a new work, which will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American/Canadian audiences

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: October 27, 2014

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor

VCUarts' Department of Painting + Printmaking (http://arts.vcu.edu/paintingprintmaking/) is seeking an innovative and flexible artist and teacher with a broad intellectual approach to engaging research and contemporary practice underpinned by art historical knowledge of print making. Preferred candidate will have in-depth knowledge of lithography and the ability to connect printmedia in the expanded field.
This is a full time, 9-month, tenure-eligible position beginning August 16, 2015. Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

Retreat Opportunity

Retreat: Upstate NY Retreat
Owned by a longtime supporter of the arts, this home is perfect for contemplating new work or simply relaxing with friends and family. A three story house, there is plenty of room — three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a basement, a spacious living room, a deck and a large backyard. Full and private access to this comfortable Upstate NY retreat is available for a limited time in exchange for selected artwork.


Residency Opportunity: Lighthouse Works

Fully Funded Artist Residencies at The Lighthouse Works
The Lighthouse Works provides fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance and an artist stipend of $1,500. Fellowships are six weeks in length and occur year-round. Fellowships are awarded through an application and juried selection process. Past fellows inlude Maya Hayuk, Meredith James, Jacques Louis Vidal and Matthew Fischer. Apply by October 1st to be considered for the Spring Fellowship, January 1st – February 1st, 2015 for Summer and Fall Fellowships.

Job Opportunity: Ceramic Teaching Artist

ARTS is currently accepting applications from experienced Ceramic Teaching Artists for a part-time position on Wednesdays at a middle school in Mar Vista.

-Develop a sequential, standards-based curriculum in the arts
-Teach an arts discipline across multiple grade levels (6-8) for an entire school year
-Address the learning needs of diverse student populations
-Identify and plan cross curriculum connections in and across multiple subject areas
-Submit documentation of teaching practice, including curriculum and lesson plans
-Represent P.S. ARTS amongst multiple school community stakeholders, including classroom teachers, parents, administration, and donors
-Apply knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development into teaching practice

Skills, Qualifications, Requirements:
-Minimum three years of teaching experience. Experience teaching art, during the school day, within in a public school setting is preferred. Work with low-income communities is also preferred. 
-Middle School experience preferred.
-BA degree in arts, education, community arts or relevant field of study. MA or MFA preferred.
-Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and expertise in a specific arts discipline
-Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of or a familiarity with the California Framework for the Visual and Performing Arts
-Ability to work collaboratively in a school environment and with various school community members

Please email a resume and cover letter to Elda Pineda, Program Director at psartsprogramsearch@gmail.com with the following email subject line:
Hard copies will not be accepted. No phone calls please. 

ARTS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by bringing arts education to underserved public schools and their communities. For more information, please visit our website at www.psarts.org


Upcoming Residency Deadlines

New Opportunities: 

  •  (Stuttgart, Germany) is a public-law foundation that offers an interdisciplinary and international fellowship program for artists and scientists. This year the program will grant 70 residency fellowships running from three to twelve months. International artists, writers, musicians, performers, and new media artists are encouraged to apply. The fellowship includes furnished live/work studio, a monthly fellowship grant, and travel expenses. Families can sometimes be accommodated. Deadline: Oct 31 [Read more.]
  • The Millay Colony for the Arts (Austerlitz, New York) has added a second annual application deadline. Visual artists, composers and writers may now apply in October for one-month or two-week residencies taking place April through November. Artists are provided with private rooms, personal studios, and all meals during their stay at Millay’s pastoral campus. Deadline: Oct 1 [Read more]
  • MMCA Residency Changdong + Goyang (Seoul, Korea) is now accepting applications for the 2015 International Artist Residency Program. Artists of any discipline, from countries outside of Korea, can apply for three to six-month residencies offered through the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. Residencies include live/work space, exhibition opportunities, and a generous stipend. Deadline: Oct 17 [Read more.]
  • Surel's Place (Boise, Idaho) is a one to three-month residency program nestled just steps from the Boise River. Artists are given private use of a modern, bright live-work space at the center of the thriving Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District. Program includes travel and living stipend, marketing/administrative support, and tickets to local arts events. Deadline: Sept 1 [Read more.]
  • Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, New Mexico) is offering SFAI alumni the opportunity to return to the Institute for a month long residency this winter. Four sessions will run this December. Deadline: Sept 15 [Read more.]
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) (Amherst, Virginia) welcomes over 400 artists each year to their campus on 400 acres of rolling Blue Ridge farmland. This month VCCA will grant a fully-funded residency (including stipend) to a sculptor or installation artist as part of their biannual Wachtmeister Award. Deadline: Aug 31 [Read more.]

Residency Deadlines: 


Arte Studio Ginestrelle (Assisi, Italy)


Djerassi Resident Artists Program (Woodside, California United States)


Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (Saratoga, Wyoming United States)

Jentel Artist Residency Program (Banner, Wyoming United States)

La Napoule Art Foundation (La Napoule, France)

Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, New Mexico United States)

The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences (Rabun Gap, Georgia United States)

The MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, New Hampshire United States)

The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts (New Berlin, New York United States)

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) (Amherst, Virginia United States)


360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Free Winter 2014 Artists and Writer´s Residency (Chapala, Jalisco Mexico)


ArtCenter/South Florida Studio Residency Program (Miami, Florida United States)


Bunnell Street Arts Center (Homer, Alaska United States)

ISLAND Artist Residency at the Hill House (Mancelona, Michigan United States)

Teton Artlab (Jackson , Wyoming United States)

Ucross Foundation Residency Program (Ucross, Wyoming United States)

Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, Vermont United States)


Artspace Regional Emerging Artist Residency (Raleigh, North Carolina United States)


Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, California United States)

The Rensing Center (Pickens, South Carolina United States)

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (Millville, New Jersey United States)


MMCA Residency | Changdong (Seoul , South Korea)

MMCA Residency | Goyang (Gyeonggi-do, South Korea)


Art Omi | Omi International Arts Center (Ghent, New York United States)


Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, Washington United States)


'ace (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, Germany)