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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, and are not served by our other programs. Proposed arts projects must offer an event or presentation that is open to the public; and must be created and presented outside of the City of Seattle.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Individuals and organizations not currently part of 4Culture Sustained Support Program. Email or call Debra Twersky at 206 263.1610
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/open


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Seattle, WA + 2015 Urban Land Institute Photo Essay Contest

Urban Land Institute Northwest (ULI Northwest) is hosting a photo essay competition in conjunction with the 2015 Young Leaders Group (YLG) Regional Conference, which will be held on July 24th and 25th in Seattle, Washington.

Deadline: July 08, 2015
Information: www.uliphotocontest.org


Seattle, WA + South Recycling & Disposal Station

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) seeks an artist or artist team to develop a permanent or site-integrated artwork for the publically accessible areas of the South Recycling and Disposal Station Rebuild Project site, located in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle.
The selected artist or artist team will work with the community, city and SPU staff to create a site-specific, durable, artwork in the public area of interface between the new facility and the neighborhood, such as the walking path or eastern boundary of the site. The artist will be asked to consider the work and mission of SPU and the unique character of the surrounding neighborhood and create an artwork that provides a sense of place. Applying artists will ideally have specific skills in designing, fabricating and installing artwork in permanent and durable materials.

Deadline: July 09, 2015, 11 p.m.
Eligibility: Open to Professional artists or artist team who are residents of the US.
Budget: $300,000
Information: seattle.gov


Pacific Northwest + Center on Contemporary Art, Columbia Winery Celebrates Northwest Artists

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) has teamed up with our generous sponsor, Columbia Winery, to offer an exciting new opportunity for artists from the Pacific Northwest. "Columbia Winery Celebrates Northwest Artists" is collaboration created to bring awareness to contemporary artists in the PNW, support our regional community, and offer a unique, engaging program to shoppers and retailers.

Deadline: July 10, 2015
Eligibility: Artists living in Washington or Oregon, over the 21 years of age
Information: www.cocaseattle.org


Washington, Oregon + Jubilation Foundation Grants for Organizations

The Jubilation Foundation grants funds ($2000-$10,000) to organizations with an exceptional talent for helping young people feel fully alive through rhythm -- as expressed in music and dance.

Deadline: July 15, 2015
Eligibility: We give special consideration to organizations in the Pacific Northwest.
Budget: $2,000-10,000
Information: www.jubilationfoundation.org


Seattle, WA + Teaching Artist Training Lab

The Washington State Teaching Artist Training (TAT) Lab is an eight-month professional development program with a focus on supporting arts education as part of basic education in K-12 schools. Participants benefit from ongoing learning over eight months, individualized coaching from master teaching artists, connections to state and national organizations and peer learning and reflection. The TAT Lab cohort will include up to 32 teaching artists, working in all artistic disciplines and all regions of Washington State.

Information: www.sct.org
Fee: $600


Seattle, WA + Seattle Office of Arts & Culture - 2016 CityArtist Projects

Individual artists are the core of a creative community. The CityArtist Projects program provides funding for Seattle-based individual artists to develop and present their work. The program focuses on different disciplines in alternating years. The 2016 cycle will award grants to artists working in literary, media/film and visual arts. Film production is acceptable with the Literary, Media/Film and Visual Arts cycle in alternate years. We encourage a broad range of artistic and cultural expression that reflects Seattle's diversity.
The 2014 cycle of CityArtists awarded over $160,000 to 33 individual artists working in literary, media/film and visual arts. Fifty-five percent of the artists funded are first-time recipients. A peer-review panel evaluates proposals based on criteria such as artistic merit, public access or impact and innovation.

Deadline: July 22, 2015
Eligibility: Individual artists in literary, media/film, and visual arts
Information: www.seattle.gov/arts


Seattle, WA + Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works Call

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will purchase artworks that represent the experience of communities of color, and of immigrant and refugee communities for SPU's Portable Works Collection. We invite artists to submit images of available work for direct purchase. All types of 2D artworks will be considered: abstract, pictorial, figurative, representational, etc. The artwork may also reflect social issues: environmental, ecological, and cultural heritage.

Deadline: July 29, 2015, 11PM
Eligibility: This call is open to professional artists residing in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Montana, Idaho or Alaska.
Information: www.seattle.gov/arts/


Tacoma, WA + Portable Works Collection

Professional artists can submit applications now through July 30, 2015 to have existing portable pieces of artwork considered for purchase for the City of Tacoma’s Municipal Art Collection. Portable works can include two-dimensional pieces and small scale three-dimensional pieces that fall within certain eligibility guidelines.

Deadline: July 30, 2015, 11:59 pm
Eligibility: Open to professional artists, 18+, who reside in Pierce, Kitsap, Thurston, or King county.
Budget: $20,000 (max $3000 per work)
Information: cms.cityoftacoma.org


Renton, WA + Renton History Museum, Juried Art Exhibit Inspired by "The Twilight Zone" - Call to Artists

We’ve all had our minds entangled in the mystery of the great American classic, "The Twilight Zone," and that is the theme for the upcoming juried art exhibit at the Renton History Museum, bringing a timeless show to life through art. We are accepting all media types for the show. Your work should reflect a theme, experience, or feeling associated with the show.

Deadline: July 31, 2015
Eligibility: Submissions open to all artists.
Information: happydelusions.wordpress.com


Oysterville, Washington + Willapa Bay AiR, Residency

Willapa Bay AiR offers month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, musical composers and songwriters. Situated on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington State, the residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to six residents. Residencies are offered from March through September.

Deadline: July 31, 2015
Eligibility: Applicants must be over the age of 18 and not currently enrolled as a student in an academic program.
Information: www.willapabayair.org


Seattle, WA + QTone: Queer Filmmakers of Color

The Lion's Main Art Collective brings you QTone: a Film Festival featuring Queer Filmmakers of Color. Join us September 24th at Central Cinema and September 27th at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center for art, community, and celebration! All submission proceeds go to funding prizes for artists in the festival. No artists turned away due to lack of funds.

Deadline: July 31, 2015
Information: www.filmfreeway.com


Seattle, WA, OR, ID + The Annual Betty Bowen Award, Call for Entries

This award was established to honor Betty Bowen (1918-1977) who was an enthusiastic supporter of Northwest contemporary art. This is a juried award and the winner receives an unrestricted prize of $15,000 to further their career. A selection of works by the winner will be exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum.

Deadline: August 01, 2015
Eligibility: Must be a visual artist working in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho
Information: www.visitsam.org/betty-bowen


Seattle, Washington + Columbia City Gallery, 10th Annual Juried Exhibit

The Columbia City Gallery is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for its 101h Annual Juried Exhibit. Jurors for the exhibit are Royal Alley-Barnes (Executive Director, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute), Stefano Catalani (Director of Art, Craft & Design, Bellevue Arts Museum) and Trim pin,(Artist, Sound Sculptor).
The exhibit will run from September 30 to November 15, 2015. Artists in all media are encouraged to submit artwork completed within the past three years that reflects the theme, crave ... $1,000 will be awarded to the top three submissions ($500 for "best in show," $300 for 2"d place, and $200 for 3'd place).

Deadline: August 03, 2015, 12:00 am
Eligibility: Artist in all media are may submit artwork which reflects the theme CRAVE
Information: www.columbiacitygallery.com


Seattle, Washington + ¡VIVA! Latino/a Visions Art Exhibtion

Sea Mar Community Health Centers seeks emerging and established Latino/a artists to submit work and qualifications to exhibit in the Fiestas Patrias celebration occurring September 19-20 at Seattle Center in Seattle, WA.
Several Latin American countries observe their independence during the month of September and the Fiestas Patrias celebration reminds us that the spirit of freedom is indomitable and helps maintain a bond between Latinos in the Northwest and their home countries throughout the Americas.

Deadline: August 16, 2015, 11:59pm
Eligibility: Latino/a artist
Information: form.jotformpro.com


Local, National, USA + Chop Shop: Bodies of Work, 2016 - Call to Artists

Announcing a call for choreographers/dance companies with contemporary work to be presented at CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, an annual dance festival A Contemporary Dance Festival, February 13th & 14th, 2016, presenting extraordinary contemporary dance from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, alongside master classes and a free community outreach program.

Deadline: August 31, 2015, 5:00pm
Budget: $700-$1000
Information: www.chopshopdance.org


Gresham, OR + Mt. Hood Community College, Exhibit Space

The Diversity Resource Center (DRC) located in the Student Union of Mt. Hood Community College is offering exhibit space for artists engaged in topics including, but not limited to: social justice, culture, language, ethnicity, gender, age, LGBTQ culture, regional history, and socio-economic diversity. Artists interested in intersecting their work and artistic vision with an educational community are encouraged to apply since this is not a typical gallery space, but a Center dedicated to multi-cultural learning and exploration.
The DRC is accepting submissions for our monthly solo exhibitions starting in October 2015 and running through July 2016. Artists must submit at least 10 images for review, a resume, artist statement, and, if selected, be willing to schedule time during the exhibition for a short conversation in person or via Skype with students, faculty and staff about their work. All work is to be hung by the artist or with given permission to the DRC Coordinator. No saw tooth hangers will be allowed. No commission, no fee, and shipment is artist’s responsibility if necessary. The DRC will promote the show through the Portland, Gresham, and Troutdale areas including local media, social media, and artist postcards (artist will also receive 50 cards to distribute to their own communities as well).

Deadline: September 01, 2015, 5:00 pm
Information: Email melinda.bullen[at]mhcc.edu


Ellensburg, WA + Interstate: Where I-90 meets I-82, Call for Entries

The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University, located in Ellensburg, Washington, will host the INTERSTATE juried exhibit. The exhibition is open to all media and subject matter. All proceeds from this national exhibition will support student scholarships in the CWU Department of Art. The juror for the INTERSTATE exhibition is Jennifer Navva Milliken, Curator of Craft at the Bellevue Arts Museum, in Bellevue, Washington.
The entry fee is $35.00 for up to three artworks, and the deadline for entries is September 4, 2015. All entries must be submitted online.

Deadline: September 04, 2015, 11:00 pm
Eligibility: The exhibit is open to artists over the age of 18 working in 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and video formats. Works created/completed as an undergraduate or graduate student are not eligible. Only original work, where the artist is the sole copyright hold
Information: www.cwu.edu


Vashon Island (near Seattle, Wa), Washington + Vashon Allied Arts Gallery - 2016 Call To Artists

Vashon Allied Arts invites proposals from Northwest artists for art work in any media for 2016 Vashon Allied Arts Gallery monthly exhibitions. We are interested in exhibiting: painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, photography, pottery/clay, glass, wood, fiber, installation.

Deadline: October 15, 2015, 5pm
Information: www.vashonalliedarts.org or email Janice Mallman, Gallery Curator at JaniceM[at]vashonalliedarts.org


Auburn, WA + Galleries in City of Auburn

The City of Auburn is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional media to exhibit their work at two City of Auburn gallery spaces during 2016. Artists and/or artists groups of diverse mediums are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: paint, ink, pencil, mixed media, textiles, mosaic, glass, recycled materials, photography, calligraphy, collage, fiber art, etc.

Deadline: October 7, 2015
Eligibility: Professional and emerging artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional media will be considered. All work must be mounted or framed and ready to hang with wires.
Information: www.callforentry.org


Seattle, WA + The New Foundation Seattle, Residency Grants

Residency Program Funds (RPF) provide funds for Seattle-based contemporary visual artists, curators, and art writers who have opportunities to attend residencies out-of-state and need assistance to cover tuition, fees, and travel expenses. RPF are intended to support individuals accepted to residency programs. Requests for seminars, professional training, workshops, lectures, symposia, conferences, exhibition support or competitions are not eligible.
Individuals are selected for RPF based on: quality and reputation of the residency program; demonstrated ability to succeed in the program based on work samples and prior experience; and well-articulated explanations of the purpose of attending the residency and the artistic/professional impact it will have on you and your practice. Individuals apply for funding through an open application process. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. When funds allotted for the calendar year run out, the Foundation will discontinue accepting applications until the following calendar year. We will indicate on our website when funding for the year has expired. Applicants can submit requests for any amount up to $5,000 maximum, however, the typical range of RPF given is $1,200 – $3,000.

Deadline: on-going
Information: thenewest.org


Seattle, Washington + Seattle Sounders FC - Posters by the People

Sounders FC is calling for artists and designers to share their passion for art, soccer culture and the city of Seattle with the Posters by the People program. Submit your matchday poster design for a chance to a VIP matchday experience (including tickets, on field experience and more), a $100 gift card to Museum Quality Framing with a framed limited edition of your art, and of course, to have your design become part of Sounders FC history. Next artwork submission dates are May 15, June 19 and August 19.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Eligibility to participate in the Contest or to win prizes is limited to persons who are legal residents of the State of Washington, less those who live within a seventy-five (75) mile radius around the city limits of Portland, Oregon.
Information: www.soundersfc.com


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Brooklyn Park, MN + Brooklyn Park Library

Hennepin County Library has contracted with Forecast Public Art to facilitate the development of two public art works for the new Brooklyn Park Library. Artists may submit qualifications to be considered for one or both of the public art opportunities described below.
The new Brooklyn Park Library will feature a monumental wall art project created by an artist in collaboration with a STEM educator telling the story of world culture and/or local geography through the lens of math and science. The large, right-angled soffit wall faces the glassed-in entrance of the library and is highly visible from outside, offering a “wow” factor to visitors. A collection of sculptural bike racks will be created for the plaza in front of the library’s main entrance, referencing the theme of the library in a unique and creative way. The bike racks must be able to accommodate at least 14 bikes and will be bolted to the concrete plaza surface.

Deadline: July 07, 2015, 4pm CST
Eligibility: Open to experienced visual artists and artist-led teams residing in the US.
Budget: $30,000 & $130,000
Information: http://hzapps.hclib.org/i/BP_RFQ_CallForArtists_Final.pdf


Indianapolis, ID + Bicentennial Plaza

The Bicentennial Plaza public art project will create a place that celebrates Indiana's bicentennial for years to come. The renovation of the existing plaza, which is located at the intersection of Robert D. Orr Plaza and Senate Avenue on the west side of the Statehouse, will activate a central area to encourage civic participation and interaction for Indiana's citizens and serve as an attraction for visitors.
The selected artist or artists for the commission will collaborate with the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA), landscape architecture firm MKSK, IAC staff and others regarding engineering specifications, exact location and all details pertaining to the final approved design and placement of the sculpture. The base budget for this project is at minimum $150,000 for each sculpture. The artist budget may increase up to $500,000 through a recent funding opportunity. IDOA will determine the final budget August 1, 2015. Finalists will be selected immediately following the funding determination. Artists should state in their letter of interest their willingness to work at either or both levels.

Deadline: July 13, 2015, 11:59PM EST
Eligibility: Open to professional artists 18+ who reside in the U.S.
Budget: $150,000 or $500,000
Information: www.in.gov


Missoula, Montana + Paint the State

Paint the State is a public art competition and large-scale community action program aimed at broadly communicating the risks of Meth use through public works of art. The contest offers participants a way to get involved and compete for up to $10,000 in cash awards in each of these three categories: (1) Video, (2) Outdoor/Sculpture, (3)Artwork/Photography.

Deadline: July 15, 2015, 5:00 PM
Eligibility: 12 years or older, must be original work of art, permanent legal U.S. residents, clear "Meth: Not Even Once" or other anti-Meth theme, clearly visible to the public, must be on display from July 16 - September 15, 2015.
Information: www.montanameth.org


Dallas, TX + Hungarian Multicultural Center, Call for Artists

Call for Artists to participate in an environmental project Juried Art Competition, Dallas, Texas / Budapest, Hungary.

Deadline: July 15, 2015
Eligibility: Open to all visual artists and photographers
Information: www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com


Philadelphia, PA + Public Safety Services Campus

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), in collaboration with the Philadelphia Police Department, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and the Department of Public Property announce a competition to commission a site-specific artwork at the new Public Safety Services Campus. This commission is part of a significant City of Philadelphia project to create a state-of-the-art campus for the Philadelphia Police Department, the Medical Examiner’s Office and the Public Health Laboratories.

Deadline: July 24, 2015
Eligibility: Open to artists and artist-teams who reside in the US.
Budget: $675,000
Information: app.box.com'


Lubbock, TX + System Office Building

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist(s) to create site-specific interior sculpture(s) to be placed inside the two-story atrium in the new Texas Tech University System Office Building. This sculpture will be seen from the outside through large exterior fenestration and inside to building visitors and staff. The building is scheduled to be complete by December 2016.
The Texas Tech University System Office Building will be the new home for the upper administration and employees of the Texas Tech University System, which is an executive organization of higher education overseeing four separate universities. Among relevant concepts to consider are upward vision, optimism, traditional application of a contemporary style, timelessness, and potential growth. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided. Finalists will develop a design concept that reflects the standards and culture of Texas Tech specific to the System Office. They will prepare presentation materials, drawings, a model, and related specifications in sufficient detail and in the format required to convey the design intent.

Deadline: July 27, 2015, 3:00PM CST
Eligibility: No eligibility requirements specified.
Budget: $265,000
Information: esbd.cpa.state.tx.u


San Diego, CA + Palm Street Park

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (“Authority”) seeks statements of qualifications (“SOQ”) from artists or artist teams (“Artist”) to collaborate closely with the Authority’s landscape architect and airport design and construction team to develop and implement their design. Artists must register as a Vendor on the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s website to apply.
Artists are invited to envision an innovative, integrated approach that enhances the public’s experience of the Palm Street Park. The artistic interventions should be multidimensional, and feature sculptural elements that heighten the functionality and exploratory potential of the park. This may include seating, integrated landscape elements, canopies, lighting fixtures, and/or walkway enhancements. Furthermore, the artwork design should create a unifying theme that defines the character or identity of the park. The artist may draw upon the proximity to the airfield and/or the distinctive characteristics of the San Diego’s natural environment as inspiration.

Deadline: July 31, 2015
Eligibility: Open to qualified artists and artist teams who are eligible to work in the US.
Budget: $500,000 (Estimated)
Information: www.san.org/business


Clemson, SC + Clemson University

Atelier InSite seeks artwork for permanent installation in a high-traffic university environment. Artwork selected for the project be reflective of the site’s internal programming, will take into account the building’s spatial and aesthetic properties, and encourage interactivity and/or functionality. In addition to these principles, artwork deemed unsafe and/fragile will not be eligible for consideration.

Deadline: August 10, 2015
Eligibility: No eligibility requirements specified.
Budget: $125,000
Information: www.clemson.edu


Denton, Texas + 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard & Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough.
The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Drawing hundreds of applications from across the United States each year, approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by our 2016 Juror, Elizabeth Kozlowski. As the curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Kozlowki has over 12 years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in contemporary ceramics. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 will be presented.

Deadline: September 04, 2015, 5:00PM
Information: www.dentonarts.com


Washington, DC + 2016 Smithsonian Craft Show Call for Artists

The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts and design. Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120 artists from a large pool of applicants.
Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year. No one is grandfathered into the show. There is no quota for any category of Craft Art. Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work. The show is produced by the Smithsonian Women's Committee. Proceeds from the Show fund grants that benefit the Smithsonian's education, outreach, and research programs. The Show does not charge sales commissions. However, accepted artists are encouraged to donate an item for the Craft Show’s on-line auction, raffle, or other fund-raising initiatives, proceeds of which benefit the Smithsonian.

Deadline: September 20, 2015
Eligibility: Only U.S. residents who make their work in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
Information: www.juriedartservices.com or email joneshl[at]si.edu


Raleigh, North Carolina + 2015 Mystery Build Art Competition

Create a work of art using onlythe materials provided in a Mystery Build kit! What's inside? We can't tell you, but you can expect to find some common art materials like wood, clay, cloth, metal, and plenty of surprises. All 2015 kits contain the same materials, so each creator faces the same challenges and limitations. It's an engaging project that combines the exploration of art, the challenge of a puzzle, and the fun of a game.

Deadline: October 20, 2015
Information: www.mysterybuild.com


Pittsburgh, PA + Art Inter/National, Here and Abroad

For the past 14 years, BoxHeart's Art Inter/National exhibition explored how environment influenced the artistic process or, how the world influenced the artist. Through various concepts, the artwork selected for this exhibition was intended to visually showcase our roots and connectedness. Regardless of where the artist was born or where they now reside: where they create or where the gather inspiration, our world is delicately interconnected.
Exhibition Dates: January 19 - March 5, 2016 Location: BoxHeart Gallery Type: Juried, Theme Exhibition Description: The 15th Annual Art Inter/National, Here and Abroad... 2016 As we approach our 15th Annual Art Inter/National Exhibition, BoxHeart will now explore how artists influence our world! A celebration of artistic expression from all over the world, this exhibition will display how artists intend to use their artwork as a vehicle to change our world. BoxHeart encourages diversity in the media used to create the work, in the artists, and his or her interpretation of Art Inter/National. There are no limits or boundaries, no categories or types. BoxHeart is looking for expressions in art that are not only cultivated, but also created because of a desire to communicate change. One artist will receive the Best of Show Award. This artist becomes BoxHeart "Artist of the Year" and receives their own Solo Exhibition in the 2017 Exhibition Year. This includes Gallery Representation with BoxHeart Gallery.

Deadline: November 01, 2015
Eligibility: regional, national, and international artists
Information: www.boxheartgallery.com


Sarasota, FL + Embracing Our Differences Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites all artists to be a part of this change through your submissions to its 13th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate. 39 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2016 in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL USA. Since 2004, the exhibits have been viewed by almost 2,000,000 visitors.

Deadline: January 04, 2016
Information: www.embracingourdifferences.org


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Seattle, WA + Wing Luke Museum, Interpretive Lead - Part-time

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) is seeking an individual to fill a part-time position in our Education and Tours Department, leading tours at The Wing and in Seattle's Chinatown-International District neighborhood. Salary is $12.00 per hour for approximately 19 hours per week. Job available immediately. Position open until filled. For job description, requirements, duties, schedule, and how to apply, visit our website.

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


Seattle, WA + Henry Art Gallery, Graphic Designer

Henry Art Gallery is accepting applications for a Graphic Designer. The ideal candidate will have an inventive visual style that can respond to and carry out the Henry’s newly refreshed brand and visual identity.

Information: www.henryart.org


Seattle, WA + Seattle Repertory Theatre, Director of Individual Giving

Working closely with the Director of Development, the Director of Individual Giving will lead a team of three in development and implementation of the theatre’s individual giving programs. Primary duties include: overseeing the continually evolving fund development and stewardship plan intended to increase the donor base and overall contributed revenue from individuals at all levels, analyzing contributed income trends/data to inform strategy, creating improved processes for tracking and managing prospects and donors, managing a personal portfolio of donors, and supervising staff.

Deadline: Open Until Filled
Eligibility: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred - Minimum 5 years experience in not-for-profit administration
Information: www.seattlerep.org


Seattle, WA + Seattle Repertory Theatre, Grants Associate

The Grants Associate primarily supports institutional funding (government, foundation and corporate) for Seattle Repertory Theatre, while providing additional support for the individual giving team as needed. Duties include prospect research and database administration for the institutional and individual giving teams, drafting and submitting grant applications and reports to institutional funders, and event support. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, the Grants Associate will be a key member of the theatre’s development team, increasing revenue by expanding institutional and individual fundraising efforts.

Deadline: Open Until Filled
Eligibility: Bachelor's degree - Minimum 2 years experience in grant writing/administration
Information: www.seattlerep.org


Seattle, WA + Hugo House, Development Manager

After eighteen years of operating in an iconic Victorian house, Hugo House is entering an exciting new phase of its history. Since 2012, Hugo House has focused on program growth and expansion, and now has the opportunity to build a beautiful new home in our longstanding Capitol Hill location. This transformation will propel Hugo House firmly into its own as a nationally recognized literary organization of the highest caliber, where writers flourish and literature is supported at its source. This is an important opportunity for someone to be a part of this major transition.

Deadline: on-going
Information: hugohouse.submittable.com


Auburn, WA + Theater Technicians, Lead and Part-Time

The Auburn School District is looking for qualified and experienced Lead Technicians to join our team as the 1000 seat Auburn Performing Arts Center (at Auburn High School) is preparing to re-open its doors after an extensive remodel. The District owns, subsidizes, and staffs the APAC, along with its two other smaller (400 seat) theatres at Auburn Riverside and Auburn Mountainview high schools.
Lead Technicians should have proven experience with sound, lights, and fly rail operation in live productions, as well as experience leading crews. Ideally, we want to see Technicians with a background in all key positions, and a strong proficiency in at least one key position (sound/lights/fly rail). Paid ‘shadowing’ and training is often provided to help facilitate new technical skills. We work closely with our high schools’ Theatre Production classes to train students in all areas of This past year the Auburn PAC has been shut down for upgrades to existing infrastructure, lighting, sound, stage, rigging, seating, and more. We are excited to re-open this new facility to the community and region, and are in the process of building our ranks by hiring part-time Theatre Technicians who are eager to be a part of a fun and collaborative team and help launch this new performance venue. All three theatres are already heavily booked for the 2015-16 season. Technical Theatre. The students work side by side in assisting adult crews with shows. For 35 years we have prided ourselves on being an educational facility, while at the same time providing a highly professional level of event and technical support. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we are eager to hear from you!

Deadline: on-going
Information: auburnsd.schoolwires.net or email Pam L. Smith at psmith[at]auburn.wednet.edu


"Yourtown", USA + Artist Spotlight Competition

The editors of Professional Artist select one artist bimonthly to be featured in the Artist Spotlight section of the magazine. The competition is open to all artists 18 and older who “like” Professional Artist on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or participate in our LinkedIn discussion group. All 2-D and 3-D mediums accepted; no film or performance art. Enter up to three original artworks, created within the last two years. The winning artists will receive a two-page interview profile and one or two images of his or her artwork printed in the magazine. The winner and finalists will be featured in their own Artist Spotlight gallery on the website.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Open to artists at least 18 years of age
Budget: NA
Information: professionalartistmag.com


Seattle, WA + COCA Seeking Volunteers and Interns

Interested in learning about the administrative and technical aspects involved in running a non-profit arts organization? Itching to get involved in your local arts community or just wanting to help make things happen? We are seeking interns and volunteers for the fall and winter to assist with fundraising, grant writing, outreach, social media, and archiving. Gain valuable work experience, college, high school, or service learning credits. Our interns do so much more than database management. Learn the ins and outs of running an art gallery, working with a non-profit Board and managing a community-focused organization.

Deadline: on-going
Information: cocaseattle.org or send email to info[at]cocaseattle.org


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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Brooklyn, NY + ISCP Residency for Artists and Curators

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces an open call for its residency program. ISCP is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world, including the United­ States.
With 35+ artists and curators in residence at all times, ISCP is a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners. The program provides residents with the space, time, and support to develop new projects. With additional activities tailored for professional development and public engagement, ISCP serves as a platform for producing, presenting and contextualizing contemporary art through a diverse range of international perspectives. ISCP's public programs encourage dialogue and integrate residents into the cultural landscape of New York City, making ISCP an exciting hub for contemporary art. ISCP is currently accepting applications from visual artists and curators in all disciplines who would like to engage with ISCP's unique and dynamic programming and creative community. The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks and semi-annual Open Studios (April and November residents). Residents at ISCP are also invited to take part in ISCP's Exhibition Program and Participatory Projects (off-site, public works). A residency at ISCP is typically three to six months, although artists and curators can apply for up to one year.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Emerging to midcareer
Information: www.iscp-nyc.org


Detroit, MI + Kresge Foundation Arts And Culture Program

Kresge's Arts and Culture Program has expanded its grant opportunity for cross-sector, cross-disciplinary efforts under a new theme of Strong, Healthy Places. The program will support cross-sector (public, private) and cross-disciplinary (health, environment, human services, education, and community development) initiatives that embed arts and culture into community revitalization.

Deadline: Ongoing
Information: www.kresge.org


Very Venice Art Gallery Database

Very Venice Art Gallery provides opportunities for talented and creative artists/designers/ sculpture artists/ digital and graphic designers/ photographers/ mixed media artists/ jewellery designers and artists in various categories to join our ever expanding database.
Calling all professional artists and designers who can woo the clients into buying your creations, we will do our part of taking it to the people who appreciate your work! We have a very strong US presence and boast of clients from all over the globe. Join us by submitting your work to see if you qualify.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Professional artists, Visual arts, mixed media, pop/ abstract artists/ designers/ Sculpture artists/ outdoor and environmental artists
Information: www.veryveniceart.com or email veryveniceartgallery[at]gmail.com


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


Hartford, CT + Art in Public Spaces Slide Bank

The Art in Public Spaces Slide Bank at the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism is a catalogue of photographic slides used to select artists and craftspeople for public art commissions. Artists slides are on file along with background information, resumes, reviews, press articles, and price lists.
The Art in Public Spaces Slide Bank is the primary resource for selecting artists for the Art in Public Spaces program. Registration in the Art in Public Spaces Slide Bank is required in order to be eligible for Art in Public Spaces projects. Artists may register at any time. With one entry, artists registered are automatically reviewed and considered for every pubic art project in their discipline category.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: No eligibility restrictions listed.
Budget: N/A
Information: www.ct.gov or email Tamara Dimitri Tamara.Dimitri[to]ct.gov


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 + 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, and are not served by our other programs. Proposed projects must substantially include historic preservation or King County heritage and must offer an event or presentation that is open to the public.

Deadline: on-going
Eligibility: Individuals and organizations not currently part of 4Culture Sustained Support Program. Email or call Debra Twersky at 206 263.1610.
Information: www.4culture.org/apply/open


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Seattle, WA + Wing Luke Museum, Interpretive Lead - Part-time

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) is seeking an individual to fill a part-time position in our Education and Tours Department, leading tours at The Wing and in Seattle's Chinatown-International District neighborhood. Salary is $12.00 per hour for approximately 19 hours per week. Job available immediately. Position open until filled. For job description, requirements, duties, schedule, and how to apply, visit our website.

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


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