Residency: Charlotte Street Foundation in St. Louis

CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION Studio Residency Program 2019-20
PO Box 10263
Kansas City, MO 64171

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Contact Email: info@charlottestreet.org
Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Missouri
Entry Deadline: 5/27/19
Days remaining to deadline: 8

REQUIREMENTS:
Media 
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5 
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10

CALL TO ARTISTS
WRITERS + PERFORMANCE + VISUAL
CHARLOTTE STREET 2019-20 STUDIO RESIDENCIES

APPLICATION DEADLINE  MAY 27th 2019

Charlotte Street Foundation is seeking applications from visual artists, performing artists, and writers interested in its Studio Residency Program. Applications are due Monday, May 27th 2019. The year-long studio residency term runs September 2019 through September 2020. 


Applications will be accepted through CaFE  www.callforentry.org.
Charlotte Street Foundation administers an independent jury panel each term.

Entering its sixteenth year, the Studio Residency Program provides free studio and rehearsal spaces to exceptional emerging and/or already accomplished artists in need of workspace in which to create and to develop their creative processes, professional practices, and peer networks. Through the program’s offerings—which include studio space, required monthly meetings, presentations, studio visits, mentorships, public programs, exhibitions, and access to a multidisciplinary network of artist peers—Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program encourages creative production, artistic experimentation and collaboration, professional development, and community building.

Charlotte Street Foundation addresses artist’s need for studio space in Kansas City by securing vacant downtown office space, in partnership with generous real estate owners. Since its inception in 2004, the program has supported hundreds of artists. Approximately 30 artists will be in residence during the year-long term (September 2019 through September 2020). Charlotte Street strives for an equal mix of emerging and established artists representing a multiplicity of disciplines. Applicants will be notified by July 2019. 

Studio Space:
Currently, Charlotte Street Foundation provides studios at:
Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64106.

  • All artists- 24-hour access & wifi

  • Visual artist studios- 16 private spaces and dedicated areas within larger, open shared spaces available

  • Performing artist studios- 24-hour access with dedicated time slots, rehearsal space with dance stage and Marley floor for dancers/choreographers and a separate rehearsal space with a piano for music and theatre/performance artists.

  • Writer studios- 5 private and semi-private studios

  • All studios are workspaces only; the program does not provide residential accommodations.

  • The studios are not furnished and do not include access to specialized equipment, tools, materials, etc.

Program components:

Participating artists are expected to commit to:

  • Advancing their artistic practices and professional development

  • Building a sense of community with fellow studio artists

  • Leveraging their residencies toward future opportunities

Note: Artists who do not make full, creative use of the opportunity may be asked to leave the program.

Also note: All artists selected for residencies will be required to complete goal-setting worksheets and meet with Charlotte Street Foundation staff for short, in-person interviews prior to the commencement of their residencies in order to review goals, plans, space needs, etc.

Other benefits include:

  • Monthly meetings —all-resident group meetings occur the Third Monday evening of each month throughout the term. The meetings allow the artists to connect, collaborate, and share resources. Guest speakers are also scheduled throughout the term to build community, present opportunities and professional development tips to the residents.

  • Mentorships — Residents are paired with volunteer artists or arts professionals from the broader community who agree to meet periodically over the course of the term. Each artist completes a goal-setting worksheet at the onset of their residency which is shared with their mentor to help guide the objectives of the mentorship.

  • Studio Visits— Artists, gallerists, curators, writers, etc. are invited for one-on-one studio visits with residents, arranged both by CSF and by residents themselves. These visits provide experience, feedback, and new connections for residents.

  • Open Studios —The annual Spring Open Studios provides opportunities for residents to meet and share their work with the broader community. The public is invited to visit the residency studios, meet artists and see new and in-process artworks, experience live performances, hear artist talks, writer's readings, and more.

  • Resident exhibition / performances / public programs —  Other opportunities to share their work with the public include a Slide Slam evening presentation, and exhibition and public performance opportunities in Kansas City.

  • Residency Blog- Charlotte Street Foundation hosts a residency blog featuring artist profiles. Resident artists are expected to author posts throughout the term. CSF utilizes the blog for curatorial selections, studio visits, artist interviews and social media.

Volunteering:

Artists participating in the program are REQUIRED to volunteer 5 hours per month assisting with Charlotte Street efforts, including gallery-sitting at CSF venues, distributing promotional cards for CSF events, assisting with exhibition installation, community outreach programs, and other related activities.

 

Eligibility:

Residencies are granted to selected artists for one-year terms, which run September through September. Artists who make exceptional use of their studios are eligible to apply for a second year term, with their applications subject to the same competitive review as new applicants. Full-time students will NOT be considered.

  • Visual artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Note, the use of toxic materials (spray paint, oil paint mediums) in studios is prohibited. The studio spaces do not enable the use of a kiln, welding equipment, or other heavy machinery. The majority of spaces are not light- or sound-tight.

  • Performing artists working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply, including theatre artists, choreographers/dancers, composers/musicians, singers/songwriters, performance artists, filmmakers, and cross-disciplinary artists.

  • Writers working in all genres are encouraged to apply. Particular preference will be given to artists with a strong interest in working in a cross-disciplinary environment with access to other artists, including those whose focus is on critical/expository writing about art/artists and contemporary culture.

 

Application Requirements: To apply, visit www.callforentry.org.

For more information about the CaFE application platform and process, we recommend viewing the following links:

https://www.callforentry.org/how-to-apply-artists/
https://www.callforentry.org/applying-to-a-call-faq/


Applications are DUE by 11:59pm (CST), Monday, May 27th, 2019.

Applicants will be required to submit:

  • Contact information

  • Resume/CV highlighting your artistic training and accomplishments

  • Statement describing your current work, and the intent and vision behind your work to date (500 words max)

    • Work samples — from the past 3 years:

    • Up to 10 jpegs for visual artists

    • Up to 3 audio or video samples for performing artists or exclusively time-based visual artists

    • Up to 5 jpegs + up to 2 audio/video samples for visual artists working in combination of still and time-based media

    • Up to 3 writing samples/excerpts for writers, no more than 10,000 words total

  • Statement of intent, including:

    • Description of need and desire for the studio

    • Plans for the use of the studio and work to be created/developed

    • Estimated hours per week/month expected to be spent in studio

    • Description of materials and processes used in studio practice. (Note: if your work requires the use of equipment or processes not possible in the studios — i.e. you use toxic materials, a kiln, welding equipment, require high ceilings or a light, or sound-tight space, etc. — explain how this would impact your use of the space and its value to you.)

    • Goals and expectations for participation in the studio program; How will the residency contribute to personal, creative, and professional growth?

    • Contributions you will make to the program/community of resident artists; specific skills, strengths, interests, experiences, etc. you might bring and share; particular activities you wish to instigate or organize.

 

Charlotte Street Foundation, founded in 1997, is a nationally-leading, non-profit, Kansas City-based organization that identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community.

 

For more about Charlotte Street Foundation and the Studio Residency Program, visit:

http://www.charlottestreet.org

http://www.charlottestreetstudios.wordpress.com

please email info@charlottestreet.org with any questions.

Job: Gallery Manager in Houston (Texas)

TitleGallery Manager

OrganizationCatherine Couturier Gallery

Closing DateThursday, June 6, 2019

LocationHouston, TX

Information

Catherine Couturier Gallery is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Gallery Manager with a combination of artistic awareness, interpersonal skills and practical abilities. As the gallery manager, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the gallery. You’ll have responsibility for the sales and marketing areas of running a commercial art gallery and will communicate directly with artists and collectors under the direction of the owner/director. The position is multi-faceted as it involves overseeing many different aspects:

Responsibilities:

Logistics
• Ensuring the installation of the works of arts in the exhibition space.
• Arranging for their transport and storage.
• Managing a highly detailed inventory on Artsystems database.

PR and communication
• Providing friendly and well informed information to all visitors.
• Communicating directly with art collectors and individual artists.
• Updating the gallery’s website, blog, and exhibition pages.
• Writing and distributing press releases and email newsletters.

Sales
• Negotiating / coordinating sales with clients.
• Planning the timely and efficient shipment of sold works.
• Updating online sales platforms such as Artsy.

Skills You Will Need:
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent organizational ability
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• The ability and confidence to deal with a range of people
• Sales experience is preferable
• Experience in inventory control
• A flexible and practical approach to daily tasks
• Team working skills with the ability to work efficiently independently
• A genuine interest in and enthusiasm for art
• A creative flair
• Administrative and strong computer and telephone skills
• Ability and energetic stamina for organizing and setting up exhibitions.
• Experience of Photoshop, database management, and is also extremely useful.

Hours of work: 28-35 hrs per week, 10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, occasional evening and weekends for gallery events.

Training will be provided.

Compensation is commensurate based on experience.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to gallery@catherinecouturier.com

Websitehttp://www.catherinecouturier.com/

Residency: The Fort Worth Community Arts Center residency program (Texas)

TitleFWCAC Collective ResidencyOrganizationFort Worth Community Arts CenterClosing DateSunday, September 1, 2019LocationFort Worth, TXInformation

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center will offer a residency program for the duration of one year beginning January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Deadline: September 1, 2019

Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present our Collective Residency Program for art oriented organizations in the DFW area.

This program includes the following:
• 1 office space with 24/7 access on the second level of the Arts Center gallery for one year. This office measures 162 square feet. This includes a mailbox at the Arts Center, use of the conference rooms with reservation, use of the kitchen/breakroom. The value of this office is $3078.00 annually or $256.50 per month.

• Hold 3 exhibits in various galleries at the Arts Center throughout the course of the year.

• Organize and run 4 workshops throughout the year

• The use of a gallery space to hold a fundraising event at no charge to the organization other than hard costs such as labor. The value of an event for up to 100 guests is $1840.00. Labor generally runs about $600.00. All proceeds from ticket sales, donations, etc., after hard costs expenses will go completely to the organization

• Collective agrees to help promote the Arts Center fundraising event through any means possible.

• Collective agrees to partner in planning and implementation of Art-Aid Expo in June. This includes assisting with organization, sponsorships, promotion, and ideas.

• Members of Collective agree to sit on a selection panel to designate the next collective group to revive this residency opportunity.

The Arts Center will be happy to have the organization call it their home and work with your organization. We want to create this residency program as a model to offer other artist collectives to help them grow in our community.

Proposals from Collectives need to include:

  • Letter of Intent

  • A Collective statement (no more than one page in length)

  • List of Collaborators, including their website

  • Images of previous events – JPG (clearly labeled with an matching image list)

Submissions will be reviewed in early September. If you are selected to exhibit, we will need to flush out specific dates. While we will respect your original artistic vision, we retain the final right to edit the exhibitions.

ABOUT US: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

SUBMISSION: Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. FWCAC reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.

PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass.

SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 40% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists.

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on September 1, 2019. FWCAC will notify accepted applicants only by late September.

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:
Jonathan Mark Levy, Program and Exhibition Manager
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX,  76107
direct: 817.527.8033
jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

Apply at: https://fortworthcommunityartscenter.submittable.com/submit/135485/fwcac-collective-residency

Websitehttps://www.fwcac.com/

Call for Entry: Create! Magazine's Summer 2019 Print Edition (online)

Create! Magazine Call For Art: Summer 2019 Print Edition
For International artists

Create! Magazine is an independent contemporary arts magazine focused on highlighting the work of talented emerging and mid-career creatives from across the globe. We are pleased to announce our next call for artists for a custom designed two-page spread in our publication (both print & digital) that will feature your artist biography, website, and two images of your artwork.

Have your work seen by our 125,000+ readers and followers around the world, including leading galleries, art fairs, collectors, curators, writers, art consultants, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your work out there and connect with a new audience! 

 

ABOUT THE CURATOR: 

Nina Blumberg, Art Consultant | Samuels Creative

Nina Blumberg is a full-time art consultant at the New York City-based firm Samuels Creative. Outside of work, she fills her time with freelance social media contemporary art clientele and projects, most recently engaging with the art technology space. Nina received her BA in Art History from the University of Virginia and her MA from FIT’s “Art Market: Principles & Practices” program.

Nina is also the founder of @Artstagram__,the contemporary art world Instagram account that covers art happenings and exhibitions in NYC and beyond. She enjoys engaging with art on a constant basis in both a personal and professional capacity. She can also be counted on to (overshare) life updates with original content and dad jokes on various social media platforms.

ELIGIBILITY: All artists 18+ from both the US and abroad, of all genders, ethnicities, and from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. We accept works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital art, printmaking, fiber/textile art, photography, mixed media, installation, etc. A university degree is not required to participate in our open call. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 3+ jpeg images, a text document with a bio and artist statement, website or social media link, and your email address. Please see our Submittable form for further details. 

SELECTED ARTISTS: If your work is selected by our guest juror, you will receive a custom designed two-page spread in both the print and digital versions of the magazine that will include your artist biography, website, and two images. Published artists will be sent a complimentary digital issue and will be listed as a participating artist in your issue on both our website and social media. We also promote artists individually via blog and social media posts that reach over 125,000 total followers worldwide. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects, not limited to art fairs, exhibitions, and gallery projects organized by our team. 

WHERE TO FIND: Print copies of Create! Magazine are available in our online shop and at several global retail locations in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Wilmington (DE), and more. Digital issues can always be purchased on our website. 



Deadline: 05-31-2019
Create! Magazine
online

Contact: Ekaterina Popova
email: info@createmagazine.com
Phone: 
Website: https://createmagazine.com/callforart

Job: Headlands Center for the Arts needs an Operations and Events Manager (Sausalito, CA)

Operations & Events Manager
Headlands Center for the Arts

Sausalito, CA

About Headlands Center for the Arts:

Headlands Center for the Arts is non-profit organization located in a historic former military fort in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 15 minutes north of San Francisco. Established in 1982, Headlands promotes artistic exploration and development of new creative work. Through residencies and public programs, including open houses, lectures, performances and community meals, we seek to explore and interpret the relationship between place and the creative process and to extend appreciation for the role of artists in society. Residencies bring artists from many different disciplines, cultural backgrounds and nationalities to live and work on site each year, while public programs engage artists, scholars, activists and other professionals.

Job Description

The Operations & Events Manager works under the supervision of the Director of Operations and is responsible for ensuring smooth management of Headlands Center for the Arts’ administration and daily operations, including the facility rental program, and IT and internal communication systems. The position also provides logistical support for various public-facing events. This role is essential to keeping the cross-departmental use of space and shared resources well-coordinated.  As such, the Operations & Events Manager must be administratively savvy, calm under pressure, and comfortable balancing a mix of priorities. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, dynamic, detail-oriented and deadline-driven individual who excels in a fast-paced creative environment and thinks both strategically and logistically.

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Manage the operations of the organization’s administrative systems, equipment, and building resources with an eye toward keeping the organization running as steady and efficiently as possible. This includes a significant role in coordinating and monitoring the organization’s master calendar of activities.

  • Serve as front line ambassador for the organization during public hours, fielding public inquiries in person, by phone, and over email.

  • Manage a robust program of weekday and weekend rental activities, with the goal of attracting new prospects and increasing rental revenue and efficiency.

  • Act as a point for coordinating the orientation and training of new staff and interns, and the exit process for departing staff and interns.

  • Along with the Director of Operations, interface with the National Park Service (NPS) on issues connected to Headlands’ operations in the park, and share news of NPS activities with staff and other key organizational partners.

  • Assist with the organizational archives and maintenance strategy for Headlands’ commissioned artist spaces.

 

Qualifications

 

  • At least two years of administrative or operations experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated awareness, experience, and competence in working with a diverse socioeconomic, multi-racial, and multicultural communities.

  • Able to work independently and effectively collaborate with the full team.

  • Able to prioritize shifting demands and responsibilities. 

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office is required; familiarity with FileMaker Pro or other database software, and basic design and web skills are strongly preferred.

  • Interest in and familiarity with contemporary art is a plus.

  • Employee must be able to assist with events, which includes occasional lifting and moving of AV equipment and furniture (approximately 25 lbs).

  • Due to our Marin Headlands location, reliable vehicle access is required.

 

Compensation Details

This is a full-time, exempt position and requires some evening and weekend hours. The salary range for this position is  $50,000–$55,000. The total compensation includes a generous benefits package with medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and paid time off (PTO).

Anticipated start date is early to mid-July. More information about Headlands’ work culture here: http://www.headlands.org/headlands-information/employment/

To Apply

Headlands Center for the Arts is committed to a diverse and pluralistic workplace. People of Color and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Interested candidates should email a single PDF attachment that includes a cover letter and resume to info@headlands.org. The subject line of your email should be Operations & Events Manager/your name.

Review of applications will begin May 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please note:  Due to the volume of applicants, only candidates who will be invited to interview will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Headlands Center for the Arts is committed to a diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals, as such Headlands is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants, employees, volunteers, and interns. Headlands makes decisions based on the merits of each candidate.

Headlands Center for the Arts prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, religion (including all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy and breastfeeding), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality) national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status or registered domestic partner status, uniformed service member or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, or any other basis protected by law. Headlands will afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants, employees, volunteers, and interns as to all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, compensation, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination.



Email:info@headlands.org
Website: http://www.headlands.org/headlands-information/employment/

Deadline: 06-07-2019

Job: Los Angeles Philharmonic needs a Museum Receptionist (Los Angeles)

Museum Receptionist
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Los Angeles, CA

Welcome visitors and professionally represent the organization at the reception desk of the Hollywood Bowl Museum. Assist with day-to-day functions of the exhibit space with focus on patron visitation during the summer concert season. 

Position Elements:

  • Answer main telephone lines.

  • Encourage guest interaction with the exhibition materials and Bowl ephemera. 

  • Maintain the cleanliness and integrity of the museum and its exhibits.

  • Be knowledgeable about current exhibits and Hollywood Bowl history.

  • Process small cash transactions and keep an accurate record of cash on-hand.

  • Keep track of museum visitor ship numbers.

  • Maintain and stock lobby gift shop and brochures as needed.

  • Maintain museum staff comp ticket pick-up before concerts.

  • Communicate with Operations and Museum Manager about all building issues.  

  • Work with Museum Manger to maintain quality and safety of museum.

  • Work with Affiliates to represent the museum and organization.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years administrative support experience in fast-paced environments.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills. Including by phone and in person.

  • Demonstrable ability to represent the Association in a professional manner both on the phone and in person.

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, attention to detail, and initiative.

  • Solid computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, Adobe).

  • Classical music and/or museum background a plus.



Website: https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?locale=en_US&APPLICATIONNAME=HollywoodBowlReqExt

Deadline: 05-31-2019

Job: Teaching artist needed at the Bowers Museum (Santa Ana, CA)

Teaching Artist
bowers museum

Santa Ana, CA

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of this position is to educate, empower, and guide students through a variety of subject matters; this includes integrating curriculum standards to the activities and programs offered by the Kidseum and in conjunction with themes of the Bowers Museum exhibits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

  • Ability to lead a variety of cultural art projects to children participating in the Museum’s school field trip and after school learning programs

  • Lead students through Bowers galleries for participation in gallery talks and art projects

  • Prepare lesson plans as needed

  • Select instructive and operational supplies for courses (Summer Camps, After School Learning Center, etc.)

  • Enjoy working with children, teenagers, and adults

  • Facilitate with special programs, festivals, and other Kidseum and Bowers events

  • Confer with students and parents regarding student progress and problem areas, when necessary

  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment at all times

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made. 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

B.A. degree in Art History, Education or related field and two years of teaching or working in museum education; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

 

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Good interpersonal skills and desire to be a team player

  • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others, speak professionally on the phone, etc.)

  • Creative problem-solving skills

  • Sense of creativity

  • Ability to work within strict deadlines

  • Ability to work extended hours as needed

  • Ability to work occasional weekends

  • Spanish fluency is a plus

 



Email:HumanResources@bowers.org
Address: 2002 N. Main Street
Website: www.bowers.org

Deadline: 05-31-2019

Job: Craft in America needs a PT bookkeeper (West Hollywood, CA)

Bookkeeper/Office Manager (West Hollywood)
Craft in America

Los Angeles, CA

Bookkeeper/Office Manager (West Hollywood)

Craft in America, a non-profit documentary production company and art gallery seeks part time Bookkeeper/Office Manager.  

Must have at least 3 years bookkeeping experience with Quickbooks and Microsoft Office.

Bookkeeping tasks include accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll processing, data entry, reconciling bank statements, generating reports, coordinate with CPA and all bookkeeping responsibilities.

Office Management tasks include tracking and ordering supplies, insurance liaison, filing, random research and other office related tasks.  

Must be highly organized, detailed-oriented and accurate.  

We are a small office where everyone wears many hats.  Looking for candidates who are self-sufficient, positive, flexible and team players.

$25/hour for 20 to 30 hours per week.

Flexible hours at office near Pico and Robertson.

send resume to info@craftinamerica.org



Contact:
Email:beverly@craftinamerica.org
Phone:310.659.9022
Addressee:
Address: 1120 S. Robertson Blvd, Suite 301
Website: www.craftinamerica.org

Deadline: 05-15-2019

Jobs: Frieze Art Fair Los Angeles "Assistant"

Frieze Los Angeles Assistant

Requirement: Full-time, Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible
Location: Los Angeles
Deadline: We will be interviewing qualified applicants as soon as possible so please send in your application at your earliest convenience.

Frieze Los Angeles is seeking a talented, personable and organized person to provide advanced administrative support and high-level project management assistance to the Executive Director.

The Executive Director and Assistant make up the Frieze Los Angeles office, and work remotely with the Frieze Fairs offices in London and New York to execute the annual Frieze Los Angeles art fair, the next taking place in February 2020.
As the key support to the Executive Director, this position will be involved with a variety of projects, including fair initiatives and cultivation events, together with acting as the frontline representative for the Executive Director, both within and outside Frieze. Responsibilities of the assistant include providing support for Executive Director's communications and organization - correspondence; scheduling; power-point presentations with messaging, images; project management of special projects; office organization; and coordination with administrative staff in other departments. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who seeks to learn all aspects of the LA and international art world.

For further details please see.. https://careers.frieze.com/#134

Please submit a cover letter and CV to jobs@frieze.com<mailto:jobs@frieze.com> with "Frieze Los Angeles Assistant" in the subject line.. Interviews will be held in Los Angeles on a rolling basis.

Call for Entry: Prospectus #252 Large Scale Purchase Initiative via New Mexico Arts Department of Cultural Affairs (New Mexico)

https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6485

Contact Email: meredith.doborski@state.nm.us
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 5/31/19
Days remaining to deadline: 41

REQUIREMENTS:
Media 
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3 
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

AIPP MISSION STATEMENT
The Art in Public Places program enriches New Mexico's public spaces through an innovative and diverse art collection.
Since its inception in 1986, the program has placed more than 2,500 artworks in all of New Mexico's 33 counties. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of the arts in New Mexico, the Southwest, and the nation while building a dynamic public art collection for the State of New Mexico.
Through a fair and open public process, committees made up of local and regional representatives work with New Mexico Arts staff to select artwork for their communities.

Please thoroughly read the following information in full in order to properly submit artwork.

THIS CALL IS OPEN UNTIL 4:00 PM (MST), MAY 31, 2019

PROJECT INTENT
The objective of the Large Scale Purchase Initiative is to diversify the state's public art collection by purchasing artwork from artists in all stages of their career. All media in all genres, suitable for both interior and exterior display, will be considered. Artwork must be durable, permanent, low-maintenance, and in compliane with ADA guidelines upon installation.

ELIGIBILITY
The project is open to artists who reside in, and galleries that are locate in, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. Galleries may submit qualificatios on behalf of any artist represented by the gallery, regardless of the artist's residency. Finalists may be required to submit verifiable proof of residency prior to being awarded a purchase contract.

SITE INFORMATION
Artwork will be purchased for publicly accessible buildings throughout the State of New Mexico. The facilities encompass a broad range of use including, but not limited to: amphitheaters, animal shelters, community centers, courthouses, educational institutions, fire stations, healthcare facilities, recreation complexes, rest areas, senior centers, etc. Participating sites will have a total budget equal to 1% of recent capital outlay funds appropriated for new construction or major renovation projects.

PROJECT AMOUNT
$35,000-$125,000, all-inclusive. Purchase contracts will be a $35,000 minimum for each artwork. Upon submission, the price of the artwork is considered all-inclusive of the following: materials, labor, insurance, taxes, commissions, fees, delivery, installation, travel, museum quality framing under Plexiglas, security-hangers, pedestal for small and large 3-Dimensional works, Plexiglas bonnet for small 3-Dimensional works, project plaque, as well as written and professional photographic documentation of the artwork. Please account for cost of travel.

Example: If you live in Taos and your artwork sells to the Library in Hobbs, New Mexico, you are required to coordinate and pay for installation. Whether you install independently or through an art handler, the price of installation is inclued in the overall price of the artwork.


The price of large exterior 3-Dimensional work should include site preparation and foundation. Participating sites have a predetermined 1% budget so price fluctuations will not be allowed after the submission deadline.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRICE YOUR ARTWORK ACCORDINGLY!


Museum quality framing, installation, and project plaques must adhere to AIPP guidelines.

SELECTION PROCESS AND CRITERIA
A Submission Review Committee of artists and arts professionals will score applications based on the selection criteria listed below. All New Mexico Arts public art projects are fair and open competitions; therefore not all applicants who apply will be included in the final pool of artwork shown to statewide Regional Buying Committees. Regional Buying Committees are made up of representatives from the owner and/or user agencies of eleigble sites. This group of individuals will be responsible for selecting the artwork to be purchased and permanently displayed at their facility. Artwork included in the final pool is not a guarantee of sale. 

The selection criteria shall include, but is not limited to:

  • Level of Professional Qualifications

  • Level of Artistic Ability

  • Level of Craftsmanship

  • Ability to Produce and Deliver a High Quality Artwork.

Each artwork/artist will be evaluated based on their individual merit and price bracket. A wide range of culturally, ethnically, and artistically diverse artists will be selected.

Multiple artwork selection meetings will be held statewide during the course of this purchase initiative (June 2019 - June 2020). Artwork submitted for consideration does not need to be removed from other sale opportunities, however, if a submitted piece is sold through another venue, the artist or gallery is required to notify New Mexico Arts immediately so the work can be removed from the final pool.

Artwork installed at the site must be the same piece and price selected for purchase by the Regional Buying Committee. Substitutions and/or price fluctuations will not be allowed after the submission deadline.

Artists/Galleries whose artwork is selected for puchase will be required to enter into a purchase contract with the State of New Mexico. A Sample Purchase Contract is available on New Mexico Arts website.

Payment will be made upon completion of the terms of the purchase contract. Once Post-Installation Documentation is received by the artist/gallery as outline in the Purchase Contract, final payment will be processed and issued.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please read the following carefully as incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted. Supplemental information beyond what is requested will not be reviewed by the Submission Review or Regional Buying Committees. Failure to provide any of the published requirements will result in disqualification from the competition. All materials must be submitted according to the specifications outline on CaFE.
Please note that only ONE application per artist will be considered. Galleries are able to create multiple applications for multiple artists they represent.

Artist's Statement
 - Provide an introduction to your art, the medium, and an explanation of your techniques. You may discuss your conceptual approach and inspiration. This statement should be used as a marketing tool relevant to the artwork being considered. There is a 2000 character limit, including spaces.

Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae - Demonstrate relevant employment, exhibition record, fellowships, grants, residencies, publications, public and privately funded commissions, etc. Please note that a biography or an autobiography will not fulfill the requirement of a current resume.

Up to Three Images of previously completed worked that is currently available for purchase ranging from $35,000 - $125,000.
Image Citations
 shall include the title, media, dimensions, price, year of completion, description, and if applicable: edition size and print/casting number. Diptychs and Triptychs are eligible for purchase.

Please review and follow the IMAGE PREPARATION page on CAFE when formatting your images. Tutorials can be downloaded using the links near the bottom of the page.

PROJECT TIMELINE
April 1, 2019.............................................................Project Announced
May 31, 2019............................................................Deadline for Submissions
June 2019.................................................................Notification of Finalists
June 2019 - June 2020.............................................Notification of Purchases
August 2019 - December 2020.................................Artwork Installed

NEW MEXICO PAY EQUITY INITIATIVE
Effective July 1, 2010, businesses seeking new contracts with an Executive Branch state agency will be required to comply with the requirements of Executive Order 2009-049, to aid in identifying and combating pay inequity and job segregation in the State of New Mexico as a condition of being awarded a contract.
For all contracts solicited on or after July 1, 2010 and before October 1, 2010: If the offeror has ten (10) or more employees OR eight (8) or more employees in the same job classification, offeror must agree to complete and submit the required reporting form (PE10-249 or PE250, depending on their size at the time) within thirty (30) calendar days of contract award.
For contracts that extend beyond one (1) calendar year, or are extended beyond one (1) calendar year, offeror must also agree to complete and submit the required reporting form annually within thirty (30) days of the annual contract anniversary date and, if more than 180 calendar days has elapsed since submittal of the last report, at the completion of the contract.
Should offeror not meet the size requirement for reporting at contract award but subsequently grows such that they meet or exceed the size requirement for reporting, offeror must agree to provide the required report within ninety (90) days of meeting or exceeding the size requirment.
Offeror must also agree to levy these reporting requirements on any subcontractor(s) performing more than 10% of the dollar value of this contract if said subcontractor(s) meets, or grows to meet, the state employee size thresholds during the term of the contract. Offeror must further agree that, should one or more subcontractor not meet the size requirement for reporting at contract award but subsequently grows such that they meet or exceed the size requirement for reporting, offeror will submit the required report, for each such subcontractor, within ninety (90) calendar days of that subcontractor meeting or exceeding the size requirement.

QUESTIONS/FOLLOW UP
Please email or call for assistance, advice, or questions:

Meredith Chapman-Doborski

Art in Public Places Project Coordinator | New Mexico Arts
Department of Cultural Affairs
Phone 505.827.6490 | Toll-Free 800.879.4278
Meredith.Doborski@state.nm.us

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FRIDAY MAY 31 2019

Call for Entry: Love Field Airport Gateway public artwork (Dallas, TX)

Contact Email: kay.kallos@dallascityhall.com
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 5/13/19

REQUIREMENTS:
Media 
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6



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Love Field Airport Gateway Project
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Public Art Project Budget:  $500,000
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 13, 2019

REQUEST FOR ARTISTS OR ARTIST TEAM QUALIFICATIONS

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs working in partnership with the Dallas Airport System and the Dallas Water Utilities Department requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a work of public art at the entrance to Dallas Love Field at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Herb Kelleher Way.

Dallas Love Field is the gateway to Dallas its art and culture, events and businesses.  More than 16 million passengers annually make Dallas one of the top visitor destinations in Texas. 

Love Field was selected as one of the top ten domestic airports by Travel and Leisure Magazine for its public art in 2018.  See:

https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/airports-domestic?utm_source=travelandleisure.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=social-button-sharing

 The Love Field Airport Gateway Project will address the following goals:

  • Create a highly visible artwork at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Herb Kelleher Way to identify the entrance to Love Field.

  • Artwork should reflect the current airport aesthetic and welcome visitors to the airport.

  • Focus on themes that support the history, legacy and purpose of the airport and its surrounding communities.

  • Use Public Art to enhance the identity of the Airport;

  • Contribute to the public’s positive experience of the airport;

  • Showcase Public Art to express the vibrant culture of Dallas.

Artwork requirements

o   Artwork must be durable and be appropriate for the site

o   Lighting is not included in the scope of this project.

o   Artwork must be appropriate for public spaces,

o   Be virtually maintenance free, durable, and meet the size, weight and other restrictions for the site where the project will be located-NOTE there are height restrictions at this location.

 Eligibility:

All professional artists who have completed a public art installation of similar size and scope are eligible to apply except for:

·         artists currently under contract with the City of Dallas Public Art Program.

·         Employees of the City of Dallas, their spouses, members of the Public Art Committee or Arts and Culture Advisory Commission, or any consultants under contract for any phase of these projects are ineligible.

·         The City of Dallas Cultural Policy does not accept qualifications from undergraduate students for Public Art projects.

https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6594

Call for Entry: New Mexico Department of Transportation: I25 Montgomery Interchange Project Aesthetic Enhancements (New Mexico)

Contact Email: Danton.Bean@hdrinc.com
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 5/10/19
Days remaining to deadline: 20

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



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NMDOT CN-A301900 I-25 Montgomery Interchange Aesthetic Treatment Prospectus

 

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is seeking an artist or artist team to advise and provide specific recommendations to the design team on the aesthetic treatment of the I-25 and Montgomery Interchange to be reconstructed in Albuquerque, NM.

This project is on the mainline of I-25 in north Albuquerque and serves as a gateway to the Montano commercial area and river crossing of the Rio Grande to the west and the Montgomery commercial and residential areas to the East.


The project will address reconstruction and the capacity needs of the interchange and adjacent frontage roads for the next 20 years while providing an aesthetic experience for the estimated 94,000 trips by the traveling public that pass through the area on a daily basis.
 

Surfaces to be addressed may include bridge abutments, railings, project retaining walls, and pedestrian fencing as defined by the design team. Treatments may be expressed through color, texture, and unique repeating concrete form liners for vertical surfaces and metallic shapes for fencing. Subtle lighting treatments may be considered if they do not cause a distraction to drivers and the local government agency agrees to pay for power, maintenance and repairs/replacement. Treatments will address the cultural and natural resource qualities of this northern part of Albuquerque, and comprise an holistic aesthetic ‘look’ for the interchange without providing a distraction to the traveling public.
 

Interested parties must apply and be prepared to demonstrate aesthetic ability, ability to work as part of a team, and ability to work within time and monetary budgets. Interested applicants must be New Mexico residents at the time of the submittal and during the aesthetic treatment development.

Utilizing the CAFÉ website and process, the Local Selection Committee (LSC) will select five semi-finalists and conduct interviews before selecting a finalist and commissioning the work. The LSC will consist of NMDOT staff, local artist and government representatives. An honorarium of $500 will be paid to each participating semi-finalist who must appear in person to meet with the LSC. A site-specific recommendation indicating the applicant understands the commission is not required at the interview however demonstrating understanding and the ability to produce a site-specific work are.
 

The LSC will select an artist or team to develop draft alternatives for presentation to the public and panel. At least one public involvement meeting will be required as part of the design process. 

Among prominent local natural resource themes would be the Sandia Mountains, the West Mesa, and the Rio Grande Bosque. Among local cultural themes are the balloon fiesta park neighborhood, general Southwestern motifs, and transportation.

 

Maintainability and constructability of proposed features will be important evaluation criteria.

The selection criteria shall include, but are not limited to:

  • The qualifications of the artist(s) as demonstrated by the supporting materials.

  • Attractiveness and potential of artwork/aesthetic design to enhance the project.

  • Artistic merit and superior caliber of craftsmanship shown by the images.

  • The degree to which the artwork/treatment fits within the context of the surrounding area.

  • The artwork/aesthetic design’s uniqueness and presentation of a distinctive visual image.

  • The use of themes that align with the public’s preferences.

  • The selected artist will be compensated as an independent contractor by the consulting engineering firm.

(HDR), $10,000 for the draft alternatives for presentation to the public and $11,500 for the final design.

The winning artist will work with the consulting engineer to translate imagery into CAD and engineering drawings.

Please read the following information carefully as incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted:

1. The artist will post on the CallForEntry (CaFE) website 3 to 10 images of previously completed work. Please review and adhere to the website instructions and requirements (see this link: https://artist.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml). Tutorials can be downloaded using the links near the bottom of the web page.

2. The submission CAFÉ must include a written letter of interest that addresses the needs of the project, the artist’s interest and motivation in preparing artwork for the project, and an outline of the artist’s specific professional qualifications.

3. The submission on CAFÉ must include a current chronological resume or curriculum vitae
demonstrating relevant work experience, particularly public art or privately funded  commission projects. Please note that a biography or autobiography will not fulfill the requirement of a current resume.

4. The submission will include an annotated image list containing the title, media, dimensions, year of completion, project description, budget, and commissioning agency.

5. All materials must be submitted in digital format according to the specifications outlined by CAFÉ.

6. The LSC will not review supplemental information beyond what is requested, including materials specific to this project.

7. Failure to provide any of the published requirements will result in disqualification from the competition.

8. The initial submission consists of only the artist’s general qualifications and experience on projects of similar scope and intent. The initial submission should not be a site-specific concept.

Semi-finalists will be expected to submit a sample drawing or rendering relevant to the project.

The following are key dates in the selection process:

  • April 2019 – Request for submissions posted on CAFÉ website.

  • May 10, 2019 – Electronic Submission Deadline.

  • May 2019 – Electronic Notification of Semi-Finalists.

  • June 2019 – Semit-Finalist presentations, Finalist commission awarded.

  • July 2019– Interim reviews, public meeting and final artwork due.

  • August 2019 – Artwork scans completed and delivered to NMDOT in specific form.

Questions regarding the bridge art project should be directed to Danton Bean by phone (505)830-5412 or by email atDanton.bean@hdrinc.com.

Jobs: Preparator Needed at the Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)

Senior Preparator, Fixed Term
Asian Art Museum 

San Francisco, CA

Under the general direction of the Head of Preparation, serves as lead preparator on exhibit installations and assists in the management, coordination and preparation of exhibition spaces and the installation and de-installation of art.  The incumbent performs a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties in the preparation, installation and care of museum exhibits and works of art.  He or She supervises exhibit installations in the absence of the Chief and Principal Preparators.

(*This is a fixed term contract through November 26, 2019.)

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/ASI1002AAMF/JobBoard/9e5e0e8e-237d-4ca6-91c0-a4f1fdd16163/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=fcc024a1-b23e-4ee9-8454-5142a5e3c139&sourceId=54db0ef9-8957-4ad8-a08a-db75580470ed


Website: http://www.asianart.org/

Deadline: 04-26-2019

Call for Qualifications: City of Durham Pre-Qualified Artist Registry

Contact Email: alexandra.benson@durhamnc.gov
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: North Carolina
Entry Deadline: 7/1/19
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5601

REQUIREMENTS:
Media 
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10

PROJECT BACKGROUND
The City of Durham Cultural and Public Arts Program commissions a variety of public
artworks in collaboration with City departments and other organizations engaged in capital
development projects across Durham, North Carolina. The City of Durham Cultural and
Public Arts Program defines public art as original visual art including, but not limited to,
sculptures, murals, photographic renderings, mosaics, and electronic art installations.

Project locations may include but are not limited to the City's parks, sidewalks, interior and
exterior walls, vehicles, bus stops, and spaces that are visible from public streets and
pedestrian walkways. Public art is traditionally free of admission fees, and administered
through a public process that provides opportunities for the community to provide input.

The City of Durham Pre-qualified Artists Registry will be used to select artists when a
project's requirements render it suitable. Selection will be based on the appropriateness of
the artist's medium and experience relevant to specific project requirements. The City
continuously seeks greater diversity and urges artists and artist teams of all backgrounds
and any medium to become part of the pre-qualified registry.

ABOUT THE CITY OF DURHAM
The City of Durham recognizes that Durham's rich cultural heritage is an important part of
what makes our neighborhoods thrive, attracts tourism and business development, and
what brings together the community. Durham supports a vibrant arts community,
historic preservation, and social and cultural diversity through policies, ordinances,
economic incentives, and special events. In 2011, the Durham City Council passed an
ordinance designating up to one percent of all capital improvement project budgets for the
creation of public art. The City then developed the Cultural and Public Arts Program to
coordinate and fund public art projects across Durham.

ELIGIBILITY
Candidates are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender
identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability. Artists
who are selected to join the City of Durham Pre-qualified Artists Registry are encouraged to
apply to any additional open calls issued by the City of Durham Public Arts Program,
provided they meet eligibility requirements.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Application materials must be received by July 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM via the submission portal on https://callforentry.com. Items required shall include the following:
Artist Statement: Briefly describe your experience, your discipline(s), and your qualifications for completing artworks. Artist teams should explain their interest and qualifications collectively.
Images: Submission should include visual representations of past artwork that demonstrate your qualifications for this project. Applicants must upload a total of five (5) high-resolution images from at least three (3) different projects. Each project image should have an accompanying summary of the title, location, cost, materials/medium, and timeline associated with the piece. Videos will count as one of the five (5) images, and should be submitted as a hyperlink within the PDF. Artist teams’ images should include examples from each team member.
Resume: Resumes for each artist/artist team member should include any public or private commissioning experience, and community engagement experience, if applicable.
References: Each artist should provide three (3) professional references or recommendation letters with contact information for each references. Community references will be accepted. Artist teams may submit a total of three (3) references collectively.

SELECTION PROCESS & EVALUATION CRITERIA
City staff will review applications for completeness and may reject incomplete applications. An Artist Selection Committee (which may include City staff, members of the Durham Public Art Committee, visual art/design professionals, and other community members) will evaluate application portfolios for inclusion in the registry.

PROPOSED PROJECT TIMELINE
Submittal Deadilne: July 31, 2019 by 11:59 PM
Selected Artist Notification: August 2019

Request for Qualifications: Glendale Park in Salt Lake City needs some outdoor art (Utah)

Contact Email: katherine.nix@slcgov.com
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Utah
Entry Deadline: 5/9/19
Days remaining to deadline: 20

REQUIREMENTS:
Media 
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3 
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10



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Salt Lake City, Utah
1375 West 1700 South

Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 9, 2019 by 11:59pm MDT

Commission Budget: $188,500

Media Requirements:
Images – Minimum 5, Maximum 10
Audio – Minimum 0, Maximum 3
Video – Minimum 0, Maximum 3
Total Media – Minimum 5, Maximum 16

PROJECT BACKGROUND 
Glendale Park is a 7.2 acre park located at 1375 West 1700 South, just west of the Seven Peaks Water Park and located in the West Salt Lake Planning Area. The park is a central community location for residents from the Glendale, Poplar Grove, and Rose Park neighborhoods and is also easily accessible from the regional trail on the Jordan River. Over the last several years, the park’s tennis courts, restroom facility, and irrigation system have been redeveloped. In the fall of 2018, Salt Lake City Council approved funding for the final phase of park improvements which will include a small multi-use field, looped walking path, pavilion, and playground. These improvements will create a space for recreational and social events in this neighborhood. Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands has contracted with a landscape architecture consultant to develop design drawings for the improvements, which will be implemented and completed by the summer of 2020. 

Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands, in collaboration with the Arts Council, is pleased to provide an opportunity for artists and artist-led teams to submit qualifications for the Glendale Park public art project.This project will allow the opportunity for the artist or artist-led team to collaborate and consult with the contracted landscape architecture consultant to integrate artwork and concepts into the overall renovations of the park. 

ELIGIBILITY
This RFQ is open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams residing in the United States regardless of race, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability. To be considered, artists must have demonstrated experience accomplishing work of similar scope and scale for Utah’s variable climate. Utah artists are strongly encouraged to apply as well as artists with expertise in community engagement.

PROJECT GOALS
The Salt Lake Art Design Board seeks an artist or artist-led team to create site-specific artwork that:

  • Is visually engaging and encourages an element of interactivity and or surprise for passersby and those who use and visit the park;

  • May serve multiple purposes (examples: artwork that provides shade, interactive play sculptures, artwork that enhances artistic elements of the funded park improvements, etc.);

  • Is reflective of Glendale and the surrounding neighborhoods and contributes to community identity and pride;

  • Exemplifies strong, imaginative design and content and is integrated into the broader design of the park;

  • Considers and incorporates sustainable concepts and materials;

  • Does not require the use of electricity, audio/visual technology, water or other ongoing resources;

  • Meets all public safety, structural, and maintenance standards and complies with the Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA), Salt Lake City requirements, and all other applicable laws, codes, and regulations.


PROJECT BUDGET 
The total budget is $188,500 and inclusive of artist’s fees and related expense for design, supplies, fabrication, insurance, transportation, travel, permits, and installation. Any fees incurred for design/artwork related engineering, electrical, infrastructure modifications and assistance from the contractors shall be the responsibility of the artist. The artist is strongly encouraged to include a contingency plan of at least 10% of the project’s commission in the budget for their final proposal.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

  • Application Deadline - May 9, 2019

  • Notification of Artist Selection - May 2019

  • Site Visit - June 2019 

  • Artist Proposal Development - June-July 2019

  • Proposal Presentation - August 2019

  • Contract Preparation - September 2019

  • Installation of Artwork Complete - June 2020

Dates are subject to change except the application deadline of Thursday, May 9, 2019.

SELECTION CRITERIA & PROCESS
The Salt Lake Art Design Board, in consultation with project stakeholders, will review all of the properly submitted applications and will recommend one artist or artist-led team, and one alternate, for the commission to the Mayor for final approval. Only the selected artist or artist-led team will enter into a design agreement with the City. The alternate will enter into a design agreement only in the case that the proposal submitted by the primary selected artist is not accepted by the Art Design Board and the Mayor of Salt Lake City. 

In selecting an artist/team for this project, the following criteria will be considered:

  • Artist’s demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with design team;

  • Artist’s professional experience represents a developed and successful body of site-specific public art projects of a similar scope and scale as demonstrated by visual documentation;

  • Ability to meet deadlines and budget and to perform work in a timely, professional manner;

  • Willingness of the artist to consult and work collaboratively with the Salt Lake Art Design Board, community stakeholders, and design and construction teams to successfully integrate the work into the site and meet any construction requirements, schedules, and deadlines;

  • Willingness of the artist to facilitate opportunities for community engagement;

  • Ability to understand sense of place and design in a context-sensitive manner as demonstrated by visual documentation;

  • Artist has created works of permanent nature that do not require excessive maintenance or repair costs and meet public safety requirements, Salt Lake City requirements, and Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. 


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Artists may apply individually or as a team. Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit all of the following information and documentation via the CaFÉ™ website no later than 11:59 p.m. MDT on Thursday, May 9, 2019. There is no application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. No other method of submission will be accepted. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. The applicant’s name must appear on all materials submitted. Please upload Letter of Interest, Resume/CV, and References in one (1) PDF document, and include Images of Recent Work in the "Choose Work Samples" section of the application.  

  1. LETTER OF INTEREST: A letter not to exceed one page (500 words) outlining your interest in this project and qualifications or experience working on comparable projects of similar scope and scale. Letter must include address, email, phone number and website of artist.

  2. CURRENT RESUME OR CV: A resume not to exceed two pages (1,000 words). Including artist training and professional experience. If submitting as a team, submit a resume for each team member.

  3. PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES: A list of two (2) prior permanent public art project administrator references with contact information (name, title, organization, mailing address, phone number, and email address), the name and location of the artwork in which you worked with the administrator. References are not to exceed one page. 

  4. IMAGES OF RECENT WORK: Complete all fields in the CaFÉ™ portfolio seciton and upload through the "CHOOSE WORK SAMPLES" section. A minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 jpeg images of installed past work of similar scope, scale, and budget. Ten images per application, not per team member. 

    • Artists who wish to submit kinetic, sound or media works must submit a complete CaFÉ™ application and include links to the work uploaded online, such as YouTube or Vimeo.

    • Instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ™ specifications may be found at www.callforentry.org/imaging_tips.phtml. Assistance in using the CaFÉ™ system is available during regular business hours by calling 303-629-1166 or 888-562-7232, or via email at cafe@westaf.org.

Any materials not specifically requested as part of this application or exceeding the maximum page length or format requirements will not be considered or reviewed by the Selection Committee. 

Incomplete submissions or any application that has not been submitted within the parameters set forth above, as determined by the Salt Lake City Public Art Manager, will not be reviewed or considered. 

ARTIST AGREEMENTS
The artist/team selected for the commission will sign an Artist Design Agreement and a two-party Artist Commission Work Agreement with Salt Lake City Corporation. The selected artist/team must carry general liability and auto insurance, and must either provide proof of Workers’ Compensation Coverage or apply for a Workers’ Compensation Coverage Waiver. The artist/team must submit engineering drawings for approval prior to the start date of fabrication. Examples of the two agreements can be found here

SELECTED ARTIST SITE VISITS 
Once the selected artist/team and the City enter into a design agreement, the selected artist/team will participate in at least two (2) site visits. The first of the two site visits is meant to orient the selected artist/team with the project, meet with and ask questions to Parks and Public Lands, the contracted landscape architecture consultant, and other project stakeholders. The artist/team will work closely with the contracted landscape architecture consultant in developing their integrated proposal, with the guidance of the Public Art Program Manager and Parks & Public Lands team. During the first site visit, the artist/team will also have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions to the community and to develop their community engagement strategy. The artist/team’s community engagement can be accomplished in the first visit. They are also invited to make additional site visits to conduct in-depth community engagement and outreach. Successful proposals will incorporate insight from the community. During the second site visit, the artist/team will present their conceptual proposal to the Salt Lake City Art Design Board and project stakeholders. The site-specific proposal should convey their ideas and plans through scale designs, renderings and/or scale models with a statement that describes, in detail, the project’s intent, proposed materials, fabrication and installation methods, project schedule and an itemized budget.

For the first visit, the selected artist will receive a $2,000 travel stipend which is inclusive of travel expenses, hotel, meals, etc.

For the second visit, a $4,000 travel stipend and honorarium will be awarded to the selected artist for their proposal and is all inclusive of design, travel expenses, shipping, etc. and will be distributed in two payments. 

The selected artist must email a color rendering of the proposal to Kat Nix, Salt Lake City Public Art Program Manager, by Thursday, July 25th, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. MDT. Materials will be distributed to the Design Board and Parks and Public Lands project partners prior to the finalists’ presentation. 

The $6,000 total stipend and honorarium will be deducted from the total commission amount of $188,500.

After the artist/team’s proposal is accepted by the Mayor of Salt Lake City, the artist/team and the City will enter into the second two-party agreement. The selected artist/team will be required to provide General Liability and Auto insurance as specified in the Agreement. The selected artist/team will be required to be present for installation and to remain on site for the duration of the installation, which will be coordinated by the Public Art Program Manager and Parks and Public Lands. 

The artist or artist-led team will be responsible for all expenses incurred for travel for the installation of the artwork and should budget accordingly from the awarded commission.

QUESTIONS
All questions regarding this RFQ are to be directed only to the Salt Lake City Public Art Program Manager at the email address listed below. All questions and responses will be posted at saltlakepublicart.org/for-artists/calls-for-artists/ for all applicants and potential applicants to review. Applicants may be disqualified if any unsolicited contact related to this RFP is made with a member of the Art Design Board or project stakeholders other than the Public Art Program Manager during the selection process. All communication will occur electronically via email or through callforentry.org. No phone calls please. Please review the website below prior to emailing any questions as the website will be updated on a regular basis with any questions and answers. Questions will be answered in the order in which they are received. Questions received after May 2nd may go unanswered, so it is suggested all interested artists begin the submission process as soon as possible

Contact: Kat Nix, katherine.nix@slcgov.com
Website: http://saltlakepublicart.org/for-artists/calls-for-artists/

SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC ART PROGRAM
The Public Art Program, which commissions artists' work for City-owned buildings and public spaces, was established by ordinance in 1984. The Salt Lake Art Design Board is an advisory group of citizens representing different City Council districts, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, to oversee Salt Lake City’s public art program. They are selected for their related arts expertise and willingness to serve the community. The Design Board is directed, by ordinance, to select artists for public art commissions in Salt Lake City and recommend those artists to the Mayor for final approval. The current Design Board members include Libby Haslam, Jann Haworth, Nancy Rivera, and Larissa Trout. The Design Board will consult with representatives from SLCDA to help inform their artist/team selection for this project. 

SALT LAKE CITY CORPORATION ADDITIONAL POLICIES
The Salt Lake Art Design Board and Salt Lake City Corporation reserve the right to reject any or all applications, to reissue the Call for Entries, or to terminate the selection process or project at any time without prior notice. No applicant shall have the right to make a claim against Salt Lake City Corporation in the event the RFQ is canceled, or the City decides not to proceed with the selection or commissioning process, awards a contract, or determines not to award any or all contracts specified in this document. No protests will be accepted or reviewed. All submissions are subject to City Code 2.44, governing conflicts of interest. 

Call for Proposals: The Cultural Center Crosswalks Project (Florida)

Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Florida
Event Dates: 7/1/19 - 12/20/19
Entry Deadline: 5/2/19
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

REQUIREMENTS:
Media 
Images - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 8 
Total Media - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 8

OVERVIEW
The Cultural Center Crosswalks Project will be located at SE 1st Ave. connecting City Hall to the Cultural Center. The artistic scope of work is to develop and install three crosswalk designs. This is a community engagement project and the selected artist(s) will work with residents/volunteers to install the artwork. The artwork lifespan of the project is predicted to be five years. This project is part of the NEA Grant awarded to the City in 2017.

THEME & REQUIREMENTS
This is a community engagement project and the selected artist(s) will work with residents/volunteers to install the artwork. The purpose of this project is to not only beautify the streets and connect City Hall and the Cultural Center, but also to strengthen ties within the community and give them a sense of pride and ownership to the finished artwork.

The crosswalk designs should be an abstract, repeating pattern that is easily translated into a stencil. The shapes must be solid colors, no gradients. The Crosswalks shoud convey a sense of place and utilize easy design elements with the purpose of refreshing the colors in the future, if need be. Designs should be simple and beautiful. Specific paint must be used. Since this is an outdoor floor mural, the artist must use paint that can stand up to not only weather wear and tear but car traffic as well.

This project is functional public art and will serve the purpose of providing a safe and beautiful street enhancement.

PROJECT LOCATION
The location for the crosswalks will be on SE 1st Ave. connecting City Hall and the Cultural Arts Center. There will be three crosswalks in total: one larger crosswalk (43’ by 35’) in between two smaller crosswalks (68’ x 10 ‘ and 32.5’ by 10’). Visit this website for details on locations, https://pbpublicart.com/assets/images/misc/Location.jpg

The City will assist with road closures during the installation and pressure clean the street area prior to design installation.

ARTWORK PURCHASE BUDGET
The purchase budget established for the project is $15,000.00. The price will include all insurance, taxes, fees, permits, materials and installation.

PERMITS

It shall be the artist’s responsibility, where applicable, to obtain all necessary permits prior to fabrication and installation. The artist will ensure that the design will be code compliant and can stand up to South Florida weather conditions.

INSURANCE

LICENSEE shall not commence services under the terms of this Agreement until certification or proof of insurance detailing terms and provisions has been received and approved in writing by the CITY’s Risk Manager. If you are responding to a bid and have questions regarding the insurance requirements hereunder, please contact the City’s Purchasing Department at (954) 786-4098. If the contract has already been awarded, please direct any queries and proof of the requisite insurance coverage to City staff responsible for oversight of the subject project/contract.

            LICENSEE is responsible to deliver to the CITY for timely review and written approval/disapproval Certificates of Insurance which evidence that all insurance required hereunder is in full force and effect and which name on a primary basis, the CITY as an additional insured on all such coverage. 

Throughout the term of this Agreement, CITY, by and through its Risk Manager, reserve the right to review, modify, reject or accept any insurance policies required by this Agreement, including limits, coverages or endorsements.  CITY reserves the right, but not the obligation, to review and reject any insurer providing coverage because of poor financial condition or failure to operate legally.

Failure to maintain the required insurance shall be considered an event of default. The requirements herein, as well as CITY’s review or acceptance of insurance maintained by LICENSEE, are not intended to and shall not in any way limit or qualify the liabilities and obligations assumed by LICENSEE under this Agreement.

            Throughout the term of this Agreement, LICENSEE and all subcontractors or other agents hereunder, shall, at their sole expense, maintain in full force and effect, the following insurance coverages and limits described herein, including endorsements. 

A.        Worker’s Compensation Insurance covering all employees and providing benefits as required by Florida Statute, Chapter 440.  LICENSEE further agrees to be responsible for employment, control and conduct of its employees and for any injury sustained by such employees in the course of their employment.

B.        Liability Insurance.

(1)       Naming the City of Pompano Beach as an additional insured as CITY’s interests may appear, on General Liability Insurance only, relative to claims which arise from LICENSEE’s negligent acts or omissions in connection with LICENSEE’s performance under this Agreement.

(2)       Such Liability insurance shall include the following checked types of insurance and indicated minimum policy limits. 

Type of Insurance                                                            Limits of Liability

GENERAL LIABILITY:                   Minimum 1,000,000 Per Occurrence and   

                                                              $2,000,000 Per Aggregate

* Policy to be written on a claims incurred basis

XX    comprehensive form                    bodily injury and property damage

XX    premises - operations                   bodily injury and property damage

__      explosion & collapse

          hazard                                         

__      underground hazard                    

XX    products/completed                     bodily injury and property damage combined

          operations hazard                        

XX    contractual insurance                   bodily injury and property damage combined

XX    broad form property damage       bodily injury and property damage combined

XX    independent LICENSEEs            personal injury

XX    personal injury 

__      sexual abuse/molestation             Minimum $1,000,000 Per Occurrence and Aggregate

          liquor legal liability                     Minimum $1,000,000 Per Occurrence and Aggregate

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AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY:           Minimum $1,000,000 Per Occurrence and $3,000,000 Per Aggregate. Bodily injury (each person) bodily injury (each accident), property damage, bodily injury and property damage combined.

XX    comprehensive form                   

XX    owned                                         

XX    hired                                            

XX    non-owned                                  

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REAL & PERSONAL PROPERTY

          comprehensive form                    Agent must show proof they have this coverage.

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EXCESS LIABILITY                                                              Per Occurrence                                            Aggregate

                                                                                        

          other than umbrella                     bodily injury and    $2,000,000                                   $2,000,000

                                                              property damage

                                                              combined         

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PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY                                                               Per Occurrence                                            Aggregate

XX    * Policy to be written on a claims made basis           $1,000,000                                   $1,000,000

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(3)       If Professional Liability insurance is required, LICENSEE agrees the indemnification and hold harmless provisions set forth in the Agreement shall survive the termination or expiration of the Agreement for a period of three (3) years unless terminated sooner by the applicable statute of limitations.     

            C.        Employer’s Liability.  If required by law, LICENSEE and all subcontractors shall, for the benefit of their employees, provide, carry, maintain and pay for Employer's Liability Insurance in the minimum amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) per employee, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) per aggregate.

D.        Policies:  Whenever, under the provisions of this Agreement, insurance is required of the LICENSEE, the LICENSEE shall promptly provide the following:

(1)       Certificates of Insurance evidencing the required coverage;

(2)       Names and addresses of companies providing coverage;

(3)       Effective and expiration dates of policies; and

(4)       A provision in all policies affording CITY thirty (30) days written notice by a carrier of any cancellation or material change in any policy.

            E.         Insurance Cancellation or Modification.  Should any of the required insurance policies be canceled before the expiration date, or modified or substantially modified, the issuing company shall provide thirty (30) days written notice to the CITY 

            F.         Waiver of Subrogation.  LICENSEE hereby waives any and all right of subrogation against the CITY, its officers, employees and agents for each required policy.  When required by the insurer, or should a policy condition not permit an insured to enter into a pre-loss agreement to waive subrogation without an endorsement, then LICENSEE shall notify the insurer and request the policy be endorsed with a Waiver of Transfer of Rights of Recovery Against Others, or its equivalent. This Waiver of Subrogation requirement shall not apply to any policy which includes a condition to the policy not specifically prohibiting such an endorsement, or voids coverage should LICENSEE enter into such an agreement on a pre-loss basis.



More info: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6509

Call for entry: CITY OF EL PASO ART WINDOWS 2019-2020

CITY OF EL PASO ART WINDOWS 2019-2020

Application Deadline: January 18th, 2019 
 

BACKGROUND

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) in collaboration with El Paso International Airport (EPIA) seek to establish a pool of artists or artist teams from the Greater El Paso area for consideration in upcoming exhibits for Art Windows. The Art Windows program will introduce artists to our community and provide them with valuable exposure and gallery space for temporary exhibitions.

 

Art Windows provides an exhibit space for local artists to display their work for a three month period. The designated space is intended to showcase El Paso as an international cultural destination through high quality art and visual experiences.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be an independent artist or artist team 18 and over residing in the Greater El Paso area which includes Las Cruces, New Mexico and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

 

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted using the Call for Entry (CAFÉ) online application system managed by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). Artists will be required to create a username and password and set up a personal account, free of charge, at www.callforentry.org. Following successful set up, all interested applicants will be granted full access to our detailed application; simply click on “Apply to Calls” and click on “City of El Paso Art Windows 2019-2020.” Your account information, including your resume, letter of interest, and images will be archived and saved for your convenience and easy access when applying to future calls using CAFÉ.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

·         Letter of Interest: briefly describe your interest and qualifications for this project.

·         Current Resume: outline your experience as an artist. Artist teams must submit a resume for each member.

·         Six (6) images of completed past artworks. Including: title of work, dimensions, medium, year of completion, a three (3) sentence description, and value or budget amount for works of art for insurance purposes. If applying as a team, only six (6) images can be submitted to CaFE.

 

 

·         Images must be sized to the following dimensions (as required by the CAFÉ online application system)

o   Dimensions: 1920 pixels horizontal by 1920 pixels vertical

o   File Format: Baseline JPEG (do not use progressive JPEG format)

o   Compression: Please size each image to be no more than 1.8 MB in file size. On average, each image will be roughly 1.2 MB. Larger is not necessarily better. Please discuss image preparation with a professional to determine if compression for images of artwork is needed. JPEG images cannot be saved as progressive JPEG files. Progressive JPEG files will appear on the CAFÉ Web site, but will not display properly during the jury process.

o   File Name: CAFÉ will automatically rename files

 

* Please Note that Art Windows at EPIA only exhibits artwork and does not promote or facilitate the sale of artwork in any of its public exhibits.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

An artist selection panel will review all applications submitted and select a number of artists to have their artwork on temporary exhibit at EPIA.

 

REVIEW CRITERIA

Selection of work is based foremost upon artistic excellence. The panel considers geographic and cultural diversity, as well as variety of genres and media. The feasibility of the proposal will be considered; images and supporting materials should represent the artist’s ability to carry out the proposed exhibition.

 

PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES

 

1.       Selected artists will be solely responsible for the transportation of their work, to and from the gallery, and any related costs. Artwork must be properly matted, wired, framed, and ready to install. Framed art requiring glazing must be fitted with acrylic.

2.       The Airport Gallery Coordinator will be responsible for exhibit design, installation and lighting of the artwork. All written Artist statements may be edited for length and content. Artwork requiring pedestals or risers will be selected and provided by the Airport Gallery coordinator.

3.       The Airport Gallery Coordinator will be responsible for invitations, receptions, and press releases.

4.     Please note that Artists will not receive any compensation for exhibiting.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

For questions or concerns please contact Asa Aguilar at (915) 218-9630 aguilarak@elpasotexas.gov


Grants: California Humanities grant and free prep webinar (California)

Upcoming Deadlines & Webinars for
Humanities for All

Thinking about applying for a California Humanities Humanities for All Grant<https://calhum.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ac763443dc77757725ae3c143&id=4e1ea61978&e=d47e519198>? Deadlines are fast approaching-Humanities for All Project Grant applications are due February 1, 2019 and the Humanities for All Quick Grants deadline is February 15, 2019. Register for an upcoming webinar below to learn more.

Project Grants ($10,00 to $20,000) are awarded twice a year for larger public humanities projects of up to two-years duration. Appropriate programming formats include but are not limited to interpretive exhibits, community dialogue and discussion series, workshops and participatory activities, presentations and lectures, conversations and forums, and interactive and experiential activities.

Grant Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
Informational Webinar: Friday, December 14, 2018, 11 am PST

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Quick Grants ($1,000 and $5,000) are awarded three times a year for small-scale public humanities activities and projects that will take place within a one-year period from the award date. Projects should be grounded in the humanities, show potential to provide high quality humanities learning experiences for participants and audiences, and demonstrate capacity for successful implementation.
Grant Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Informational Webinar: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 11:30 am PST

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The Humanities for All<https://calhum.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ac763443dc77757725ae3c143&id=d3a097da1d&e=d47e519198> project grant program supports locally-initiated public humanities projects. This program responds to the needs and interests of Californians, encourages greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state's peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy. Visit our web page<https://calhum.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ac763443dc77757725ae3c143&id=2c10e7baa0&e=d47e519198> for guidelines, FAQ, a list of past projects, and application information.
Please pass the word along to your networks!

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FELICIA KELLEY
Project and Evaluation Director

California Humanities
1000 N Alameda St., Ste 240
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel 213.346.3239
fax 213.808.1009

Job: reDiscover Center Assistant Facilitator (Los Angeles)

Title: reDiscover Center Assistant Facilitator 


Summary: Work on a team including staff and volunteers to facilitate programs for ages 5-16 
that encourage creativity using power tools and sustainable materials. 


Starting Date: January 2019 
Compensation: $15-$20/hr 
Location: Positions available at our program sites including: Westside, Valley, and South Bay. 


Key Responsibilities: 
● Facilitate child-centered creativity through open ended questions and suggestions of materials and techniques. 
● Demonstrate safe and proper tool use and use of appropriate safety equipment. 
● Assist the Lead Facilitator in classroom management. 
● Train and assess participants’ capacity for safe tool use through group and one-on-one tutorials. 
● Coordinate with other staff to match participants’ tool skills with appropriate projects. 
● Inspire enthusiasm for tinkering through personal expression of the joy of making. 
● Supervise warm-up and break activities. 
● Coach teams of 3-5 tinkerers in design, construction, testing, and redesign. 
● Monitor and address interpersonal conflicts among participants. 
● Maintain a tidy workshop, efficiently set up before activities and clean up afterwards, reshelf unused materials and tools after use. 
● Make periodic suggestions for organizational improvement. 
● Prepare and clean the workshop and other reDiscover facilities before and after tinkering sessions. 
● Report broken tools, unsafe circumstances, and injuries to senior staff immediately. 


Supervised by: Director of Programs 
Supervises: None 


Qualifications: Experience with art, making, tinkering and/or woodworking. Public speaking skills, patience with adults and children of varying personalities and abilities, problem-solving ability, dependability. Aptitude for manual arts. Safety-oriented and able to consistently follow safe tool use protocols. Ability to lift 40 lbs. Must be able to transport four 20 gallon totes to offsite locations. Employment offers are made contingent on the results of a background check. 


To apply, email a cover letter describing your interest and experience working with children and hands-on making (woodworking, sewing, crafting, robotics, etc.) to hr@rediscovercenter.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Call for Applications: Desert Fellow March 2019 (USA)

Call for Applications: Desert Fellow March 2019
For National artists

Blue Sky Center, a rural community development nonprofit in New Cuyama, CA, is seeking applications for an artist fellowship for three weeks in March 2019.

Our March 2019 Desert Fellow will develop an independent creative project that thoughtfully engages local residents and will work alongside Blue Sky Center staff to develop a second, organization-specific project that furthers the Blue Sky mission and builds organizational capacity. Compensation includes lodging, some meals, and may include artist materials/supplies, along with a $1,500 stipend and up to $400 in travel reimbursement. 

Please read our full call for applications. We encourage you to apply and/or to share this with your network for others that may be interested. 

Applications are due by 11:59PM (Pacific) on Sunday, January 6, 2019, via this Google Form.

Questions can be directed to RFP@blueskycenter.org.

Find this call and any future ones on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!



Deadline: 01-06-2019
Blue Sky Center
New Cuyama, CA

Contact: Rimona Law
email: rimona@blueskycenter.org
Phone: 503.890.0009
Website: blueskycenter.org/collaborate