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King County, WA + Art Projects

Art Projects provides critically needed funds to artists and art groups, of all disciplines (music, media, dance, theater, visual arts and literature), who reside in King County to create and present their work. Eligible projects may be at any stage of development including planning, development and final production. Selected projects must offer public access to a project-related art experience. This funding opportunity is open to both individuals and groups.

Deadline: March 09, 2016, 5:00
Eligibility: King County resident
Budget: $2,500 - $8,500
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/artprojects


King County, WA + Facility Emergencies and Opportunities

Building damage from a storm, fire, or imminent danger from structural failure are critical events that require a swift response. A chance to secure a great lease and renovate a space, or a chance to buy the perfect property also needs immediate action. Funds are set aside specifically for this program each year. Applicants go through rigorous scrutiny, and eligible projects are reviewed and acted upon in about 30 days.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations and public agencies. Email or call Debra Twersky to discuss your project. 206 263.1610
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/emergency


King County, WA + Open 4Culture

4Culture recognizes a need for an entry point into 4Culture's funding opportunities. Open 4Culture provides awards of up to $1,500 for projects that are created by or for underserved communities of King County. Proposed arts, heritage and preservation projects must offer an event or presentation that is open to the public; and art projects must be created and presented outside of the City of Seattle.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Individuals and organizations who have not received 4Culture funding before. Email or call Melissa Newbill at 206.263.1603
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/open


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Issaquah, WA + Skate Park Public Art RFQ

The City of Issaquah invites professional artists or artist teams to submit their qualifications for consideration to create artwork for our new skate park at Tibbetts Valley Park. Following extensive community input, the City contracted Grindline Skateparks — a visionary leader in developing skate parks throughout the United States — to design a 10,500-square-foot facility at vibrant Tibbetts Valley Park. The new skate park will complement a popular, well-utilized sports complex that serves athletes and visitors of all ages and abilities. The site is conveniently located near Interstate 90, State Route 900 and a regional transit center. The artwork should enhance the aesthetics of the skate park and Tibbetts Valley Park. The selected artist or artist team will work with skate park design firm Grindline and City of Issaquah staff to ensure a cohesive design between the skate park and accompanying public art.

Deadline: February 15, 2016, 5:00PM
Eligibility: Artist/artist teams must live in Washington state.
Budget: $40,000
Information: http://issaquahwa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1993


Mineral, WA + Mineral School Residencies

Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During summer 2016, we're offering four two-week residency periods to 15 writers of poetry and prose and one visual artist, providing accepted applicants with space and time to create new work without the interruptions of normal life and with the bonus of healthy meals prepared by culinary volunteers using locally-grown organic food whenever possible.
Each resident will live in an 800-square foot former classroom that offers peekaboo views of Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier, and that will double as their writing studio, with desk and chair, lighting, bookcase, and lots of chalkboards. The visual artist resident will be offered space to work outside of his or her classroom. The main school building has bathrooms with showers. Residents will be served all meals and snacks daily, and they will have the opportunity to share work with the public. Mineral features a swimmable fishing lake with boat rentals, a tavern, a bed and breakfast, a general store, two churches, a post office, and more deer than people. It's a 20-minute drive to Mt. Rainier National Park.

Deadline: February 15, 2016
Eligibility: Fellowships available to NW writers
Information: www.mineral-school.org


Seattle, WA + Seeking writer/poet for Fremont Bridge residency

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture,(ARTS) in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks a practicing, published poet, fiction, or creative non-fiction writer for a unique project-based artist residency in the northwest tower of the Fremont Bridge. The selected writer will undertake an in-depth exploration of the bridge and write a piece in response to the experience.

Deadline: February 16, 2016, 11 p.m.
Eligibility: Established professional writers or poets living in Seattle or within 100 miles of Seattle are eligible to apply. Students are not eligible to apply.
Budget: $10,000 USD
Information: www.seattle.gov


Seattle, WA + Seattle seeks lighting artist for University Bridge residency

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks a lighting artist or lighting artist team for a unique project-based artist residency in the southwest tower on the University Bridge. The selected lighting artist(s) will undertake an in-depth exploration of Seattle’s three historic bascule bridges: the University, Fremont, and Ballard bridges, and create a conceptual plan for lighting each bridge.

Deadline: February 16, 2016, 11 p.m.
Eligibility: Established artists living in Seattle or within 100 miles of Seattle are eligible to apply. Artist teams of no more than two people are eligible to apply if able to show evidence of past collaborative work. Students are not eligible to apply.
Budget: $15,000 USD
Information: www.seattle.gov


Lake Oswego, OR + Lakewood Arts Center, Artist' Vision - Noun, Person, Place, or Thing

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is announcing the Call to Artists for the 2016 Artist’s Vision Juried Exhibit, titled The Noun Show - Person, Place or Thing. Jurors are Zemie Barr and Sandee McGee. Show dates: June 24, 25, 26, 2016

Deadline: February 16, 2016, 5pm
Eligibility: Open to all artist in the PNW
Information: www.lakewood-center.org


Lake Oswego, OR + Lakewood Arts Center, 2016 Art in the Park: Fine Art And Craft

Applications for the 2016 Art in the Park: Fine Art and Craft juried show are now available. Art in the Park, located in George Rogers Park, is an outdoor booth show with over 120 booths open to artists who produce original hand-made fine art and craft.

Deadline: February 26, 2016, 5pm
Eligibility: Open to all artists in the PNW
Information: www.lakewood-center.org


Seattle, WA + Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra, Musical Director

Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) is seeking an experienced musical director to lead the artistic development of the ensemble and support the musical development of its members. SWOJO is a non-profit arts organization founded in 2000. The 16-piece big band of professionals, semi-professionals and music educators performs the full spectrum of jazz repertoire with an emphasis on supporting women composers and arrangers.

Deadline: February 29, 2016
Information: www.swojo.org or email application[at]swojo.org


Shoreline, WA + Aurora Theatre Company, Staff Memembers

Aurora Theatre Company is seeking staff members for their 3rd annual summer musical, produced in collaboration with the City of Shoreline - Lionel Bart's "OLIVER." Tickets to the 9 performances in August, are free to the public and take place in an outdoor amphitheatre setting at Shoreline City Hall. Last summer's "Fiddler on the Roof" was attended by over 3200 patrons!
Positions available: Musical/Vocal Director Stage Manager Costume Technician Set Technician/Builder Sound Technician Lighting Technician Positions are paid stipends. Rehearsals begin in June for August performances. Auditions are at the end of May. Please send letter of interest and resume.

Deadline: March 01, 2016
Information: scott[at]auroratheatreshoreline.org


Seattle, Washington + Seattle Repertory Theatre Professional Arts Training Program

Join Seattle Repertory Theatre as an intern for the 2016-2017 season. Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Professional Arts Training Program is a season-long internship program designed to bridge the gap between academia and the world of non-profit theatre.
We seek candidates who have a passion for theatre and a drive to pursue a career in nonprofit arts. Most internships are at least 40 hours/week, include a $200/week stipend and generally run from September through May. Paid part-time opportunities may also be available in Development, Education, Lighting Design, Marketing and Communications, and Technical Direction.

Deadline: March 18, 2016, 11:59 p.m. PST
Eligibility: Please note you must be at least 18 years old to apply for an internship at Seattle Repertory Theatre and have earned at least an Associate’s Degree or two years of professional theatre experience.
Information: www.seattlerep.org


Oregon Coast, OR + Sitka Center, Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency on the Oregon Coast

Two artists are invited to the Sitka Center each October for an intensive two week long residency under the guidance of master printer Julia D'Amario during which they work on copper plates and use a wide variety of etching techniques. At the end of each residency Julia prints the finished plates in editions of ten to be divided equally between the artist and Sitka. The Gordon Gilkey Print Center at the Portland Art Museum and the Jordan Schnitzer Collection also receive prints from each collaboration. Private living quarters, materials, and a small travel stipend are provided as part of the residency.

Deadline: April 18, 2016
Eligibility: Professional artists who have no experience in printmaking
Information: www.sitkacenter.org


Oregon Coast, OR + Sitka Center, Artist and environmental scientist residencies on the Oregon coast

The Sitka Center for Science and Ecology provides upwards of one dozen residencies per year to visual artists, musicians, and writers, as well as to ecologists, naturalists, and environmental scientists. Residencies last for up to 3.5 months between October and May of each year. Residents are provided with private lodging and a dedicated studio space. While the space provides solitude for focus on work, residents are encouraged to interact with each other and are asked to complete at least one service activity in the local community during their stay, as well as to participate in a small number of public events open to the community. For more information please visit our website.

Deadline: April 18, 2016
Eligibility: Applications accepted from individuals in all stages of career from emerging to established
Information: www.sitkacenter.org


Davis, CA + 27th Annual CA Clay Competition Exhibit

The Artery in Davis, CA will host the 27th Annual CA Clay Competition Exhibit in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (sponsored by the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis). Exhibition Dates: April 29 - May 27, 2016. Juror: Brian Tanner. Clay – Functional and Sculptural. CA Residents only. More information is available (including prospectus, application, and past catalogs) at http://theartery.net/ccc.html. Enter online at this site by selecting the 2016 CCC Application and following instructions using "EntryThingy."

Eligibility: California resident
Information: www.theartery.net


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Gainesville, FL + UF-212 Newell Hall

University of Florida College of the Arts School of Art + Art History seeks an artist for artwork associated with Newell Hall renovation. Three areas (two within and one outside) of Newell Hall have been selected as potential locations for site-specific public art; the lobby floor, a glass curtain wall, or the courtyard.

Deadline: February 19, 2016
Eligibility: Open to qualified artists.
Budget: $45,000
Information: legacy.arts.ufl.edu


Philadelphia, PA + 37th & Market Street Pocket Park

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA), Wexford Science and Technology and the University City Science Center (UCSC) are proud to announce a public art opportunity to be located at a new pocket park that is planned for the corner of 37th & Market Streets in Philadelphia, PA. Artists who wish to be considered for the project are invited to submit images of recent work.
The work of art is being commissioned to fulfill the PRA’s Percent for Art mandate, which requires that developers of projects on land acquired from or assembled by the PRA must dedicate 1% of their construction costs to commissioning original works of public art. The project is being developed by Wexford Science & Technology, a real estate investment and development company, with the University City Science Center, the nation’s first urban research park.

Deadline: February 19, 2016, 4:30pm
Eligibility: National call
Budget: $210,000
Information: www.philadelphiaredevelopmentauthority.org


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Seattle, WA + ACT Theatre, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

Primarily responsible for executing the external relations and media strategy. Reports to the Director of Marketing and Sales to align marketing and communications strategies with revenue goals for all of ACT’s sales portals and packages.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Minimum five years’ experience in Marketing, Communications or Arts Administration with balanced focused on project management and public relations. Previous time at arts/cultural non-profit organization with a large volume of programming. Preferred exp
Information: www.acttheatre.org


Seattle, WA + On the Boards, Facilities Manager

On the Boards is looking for a Facilities Manager! This position plays an important role in a dynamic art environment and community center. The part-time position is responsible for the regular maintenance and oversight of our 1912 building and adjacent parking lot. This includes day-to-day upkeep as well as managing occasional larger projects.

Deadline: on-going
Information: www.ontheboards.org


Seattle, Wa + Cine-City: A Community Exposé

Cine-City: A Community Exposé is a film showcase that happens every other month. Submissions are now open for 2016 for participants in the Seattle and Surrounding Areas. Films 10 minutes and under! Submissions are on a first come first serve basis.

Deadline: Ongoing
Eligibility: 21 and over, Films 10 minutes and under
Information: www.ardorcreativemedia.com


Online Curriculum + Arts Learning & Public Art: In the Classroom

Public art enhances and enlivens public spaces. It can also serve as a great jumping-off point for active arts learning for K – 12 students. Each lesson plan in this series is based on artwork in the WA State Art Collection and includes a PowerPoint presentation of images. Developed by master teaching artist Meredith Essex, each lesson can be modified for different student populations.
The lessons include arts learning objectives and vocabulary aligned with Washington State Standards and can be led by arts specialists, generalist classroom teachers, or teaching artists. Suggested grade levels for each lesson plan are noted, but lessons can be easily modified for age appropriate learning.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: N/A
Information: www.arts.wa.gov


Tacoma, WA + Spaceworks

Spaceworks Tacoma is an initiative to activate empty storefronts and vacant space. The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space available to artists, fledgling creative entrepreneurs, organizations, and community groups who transform vacant spaces through artist residencies and creative enterprises. There are currently 2 tracks available as part of this application: Creative Enterprise and Artist Residency.

CREATIVE ENTERPRISE This program provides designers, crafters, consultants and other fledgling entrepreneurs with the chance to test new products and services in a physical space. We are currently looking for artists who can move into spaces on a rolling basis for three or six month durations.

SPECIAL PROJECTS This program offers dedicated practicing artists the chance to pursue projects and develop work in any discipline for up to six months. This could include individual artist residencies, but preference will be given to especially active projects.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space becomes available. Priority will be given to applications that are received first. Applicants are encouraged to contact Spaceworks staff to check on the status of their application or to refine their proposal concept.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to artists residing in WA.
Budget: N/A
Information: spaceworkstacoma.wordpress.com or email Rebecca Solverson rsolverson[at]cityoftacoma.org


Kent, WA + Give Me Culture Grants

Small, flexible grants available to individuals, organizations, and community groups. The grants will fund projects that serve the general public in Kent; especially projects that serve and showcase ethnically diverse or under-served communities.
The Give Me Culture program is intended to broaden participation in, and showcasing of, arts and culture activities throughout Kent. There is no deadline for the program; applications will be reviewed as they are received throughout the year.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: US Artists
Budget: small grants up to $1,000
Information: www.kentarts.com or email rbillerbeck[at]kentwa.gov


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Mount Dora, FL + Public Artist Registry

The City of Mount Dora is currently soliciting professional artists for the purpose of creating a database of qualified artists that will be utilized in the commissioning of public art by the Public Arts Commission. The Call to Artists is open to all artists of visual art conceived in any medium, material, or combination thereof. The database will also be a resource for private developers in selecting capable artists to create public art for private developments to meet the requirements of Public Art in Mount Dora.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.mountdorapublicarts.com or email plandev[at]cityofmountdora.com


Tallahassee, FL + Art In State Buildings Registry

The Art in State Buildings Program acquires artwork for new public facilities built with state funds. The program requires that up to .5% of the construction appropriation be set aside to acquire artwork for permanent display in, on or around the facility. Since the program began in 1979, more than 1,000 works of art have been purchased or commissioned.
Participating artists must have resumes which illustrate that they have met two of the following criteria: 1.the artist's works are included in private, public, corporate or museum collections; 2.the artist has received awards, grants or fellowships; 3.the artist has completed other public commissions on a similar scale; 4.the artist has participated in exhibitions at major museums or galleries.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.florida-arts.org or email Lee Modica lmodica[at]dos.state.fl.us


New York, NY + Percent for Art Registry

The New York Department of Cultural Affairs, along with NY Culture of the City of New York, are accepting application for the Percent for Art Program Artist Registry. The percent for art program commissions permanent works of art by local, national, and international artists for NYC construction projects. Project budgets are inclusive of the artist's design fee which is generally 20% of the overall budget.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: varies by project
Information: www.nyc.gov or email percent[at]culture.nyc.gov


Hillsborough County, FL + Art in Public Places Program Registry

Artists with proficiency in planning, creating and implementing public art are encouraged to apply to the registry.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.hillsboroughcounty.org


Memphis, TN + UrbanArt Commission: Artist Registry

You are cordially invited to join the Artists' Registry of UrbanArt's new website. This tool is provided to you as a means to introduce new audience to the work of visual artists working in all media, as well as fabricators, designers, architects, and curators of art in the public realm.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: urbanart.rfbeta.com or email UrbanArt Commission info[at]urbanartcommission.org


International, Publication + Public Art Dialogue

The Editors of Public Art Dialogue are now inviting submissions for all sections of the journal. All article, essay, artist's statement, and book review submissions must be double-spaced, have numbered pages, and strictly follow the MLA endnote format (when notes are used). We are seeking scholarly articles, essays, book reviews and artist projects which are unique artworks and/or art interventions designed specifically for the pages of Public Art Dialogue.
Articles presenting new information or interpretations of subjects pertaining to the theme of the issue. There will be opportunities for open issues without specific, predetermined themes as well. Essays are opinion pieces, comparable to position papers that advocate a particular approach (theoretical or otherwise) to the subject. Artist projects should relate to the theme of a particular issue and treat the journal itself as a site/space for public art. Links to web-based works are also acceptable.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to all working in the field of public art.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.tandf.co.uk or email Mary Tinti tinti00[at]yahoo.com


Your Town, USA and Canada + The Public Art Archive™

This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive™, an online database of public art. This is not a RFQ/RFP, roster, or commissioning project call. To qualify, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program in any of the 50 United States or Canada.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to qualified public artworks.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.callforentry.org or email Public Art Archive PAArchive[at]westaf.org


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King County, WA + Preservation Special Projects

4Culture's Preservation Special Projects program offers funding for neighborhood survey/inventory, landmark registration, project planning and more. We encourage projects that highlight historic places in innovative ways, utilize new technology, and engage new audiences. Certain restrictions apply, please read all the guidelines for more information.

Deadline: February 24, 2016, 5pm
Eligibility: Open to King County residents, organizations and public agencies. Contact Brandi Link to discuss your project idea 206 263.1593
Information: 4culture.org/apply/preservationprojects


King County, WA + Heritage Projects

4Culture's Heritage Projects funding program provides support for projects that identify, document, exhibit and interpret historic and cultural materials pertaining to the heritage of King County, Washington. Open to individuals who resided in King County, and organizations based in King County. Certain restrictions apply, please read all the guidelines for more information.

Deadline: February 24, 2016, 5pm
Eligibility: Open to King County residents, organizations and public agencies. Contact Brandi Link to discuss your project idea 206 263.1593
Information: 4culture.org/apply/heritageprojects


King County, WA + Facility Emergencies and Opportunities

Building damage from a storm, fire, or imminent danger from structural failure are critical events that require a swift response. A chance to secure a great lease and renovate a space, or a chance to buy the perfect property also needs immediate action. Funds are set aside specifically for this program each year. Applicants go through rigorous scrutiny, and eligible projects are reviewed and acted upon in about 30 days.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations and public agencies. Email or call Debra Twersky to discuss your project. 206 263.1610
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/emergency


King County, WA + Open 4Culture

4Culture recognizes a need for an entry point into 4Culture's funding opportunities. Open 4Culture provides awards of up to $1,500 for projects that are created by or for underserved communities of King County. Proposed arts, heritage and preservation projects must offer an event or presentation that is open to the public; and art projects must be created and presented outside of the City of Seattle.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Individuals and organizations who have not received 4Culture funding before. Email or call Melissa Newbill at 206.263.1603.
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/open


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