Opportunities in the Arts

Opportunities in the Arts

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Calls To Artists: LOCAL

Performing Artists & Vendors Saturday Sessions | Fort Lauderdale
Every 1st Saturday of the month, Art Prevails Project presents Saturday Sessions - an exciting showcase of emerging performing artists set in the heart of Historic Sistrunk community. Poets, musicians, vocalists, actors, and more grace this monthly stage and dazzle the audience with their talent.  How To Apply Submit for performance and vendor opportunities by emailing programs@artprevailsproject.org. www.artprevailsproject.org/saturday-sessions
Art and Culture Center/Hollywood
Building community by activating alternative and underutilized spaces, Hollywood's Art and Culture Center has kickstarted three initiatives for South Florida-based professional and aspiring artists. Read about each one here.
4th Annual Fundraiser Art & Soul | Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA)
Tap into your passion for art - and business - by submitting your latest work of 2D art to Art & Soul, Business for the Arts of Broward's fourth annual fundraiser. Hosted at Fort Lauderdale's Hilton DoubleTree Suites on the evening of Friday, April 27, this open-theme, open-medium exhibition highlights the originality, creativity, workmanship and artistic distinction of South Florida's emerging and established artists. Featuring live jazz and gourmet cuisine, Art & Soul celebrates the creative success and cultural vitality of Broward County. Proceeds from exhibited artwork - all priced between $200 and $500 - are split between Art & Soul's contributing artists and BFA in support of its cultural initiatives. Artists Entry Form > For more information email Email Robyn Vegas or call 954-940-5344   General application deadline: March 19.
Vendors | MASS District Art Walk
On the first Saturday of each month, the Mass District's neighborhood Art Walk showcases the works and wares of local artists and vendors. Apply to be an Art Walk volunteer or intern specializing in audience engagement, media or events coordination by emailing create@massdistrict.com or calling 954-866-3890.
City Vista Artist-in-Residence Program | Pompano Beach
The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency invites artists of all disciplines to apply for the City Vista Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program by submitting portfolios of their artistic work to innovate@copbfl.com. For more information, contact Emily Marcus, Community Redevelopment Agency Project Manager, at 954-786-7835.
Live Painting | W Hotel and ArtServe
ArtServe seeks live painters to dazzle the crowd at the W Hotel's Living Room lounge every Wednesday night. This paid opportunity exposes selected artists' work to local art aficionados and out-of-town visitors. The work of unpaid guest artists will also be showcased. To apply, submit digital samples of your work to jorgev@artserve.org.
Buskers Program | City of Fort Lauderdale
Local artists, performers, and vendors are invited to apply for an opportunity to breathe artistic life into the Riverwalk District and Central Beach. Perform live entertainment, lead hands-on crafts demos, and sell artisanal wares. Find application details here.
Artists on the Rise | Hollywood
Helping artists channel their talents to battle mental health disorders, Artists on the Rise invites talented artists to submit their work for monthly exhibits and sales at local businesses. Details...​
Broward Art Guild | Monthly Exhibits Open Call
Hosting juried shows and other exhibitions in Broward County-based galleries throughout the year, the Broward Art Guild invites artists to submit work for monthly exhibits. Unless specifically designated a "members only" exhibit, exhibits are open to non-guild applicants. Find more requirements and deadline information for individual exhibits here. Call 954-537-3370 for more information.
Art and Culture Center/Hollywood Student Exhibition Space
Unveiling its Student Exhibition space, the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood invites teachers from public and private schools, universities, and non-profit educational organizations to display artwork of students or participants in a professional setting. Apply here for the 2017-2018 school year, or call 954-921-3274 for details.
ArtsEd-Forever-2018-PNC.png2018 ArtsEd Forever! Awards
Promoting public awareness of the impact wielded by arts education – and educators – on Broward County’s public, private and charter school students, this year’s ArtsEd Forever! campaign will culminate in a reception, awards ceremony and student performance showcase at Broward Center for the Performing Arts on the evening of Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Brought to you by the Cultural Division, PNC Bank and the School Board of Broward County, 2018 ArtsEd Forever! is the latest installment of a 30-year tradition celebrating the best practices of Broward County schools and community. Read about each of the three ArtsEd Forever! awards below. For more information, contact Tayina Deravile at tderavile@broward.org or 954-357-6705.
Teaching Artist of the Year Award
Honoring community-based teachers of excellence, the Teaching Artist of the Year Award presents $3,000 to a single winner and $1,000 to two finalists. Apply or nominate here. Deadline: March 16, 2018.
Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education Award
Each year, the Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education Award recognizes one individual and one organization who have been nominated by community members for significant – and ongoing – contributions to arts education through awareness and advocacy efforts as well as the influential community usage of arts resources. Each recipient is awarded $1,000. Apply or nominate here. Deadline: March 30, 2018.

Calls to Artists NATIONAL

Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and exhibition platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call juried by leading curators. The Hopper Prize makes awards available to artists engaged in artistic practices spanning all media and methods of pro-duction. Early applications will receive preliminary review by The Hopper Prize team. Details here...
Art in State Buildings Public Art Program | University of North Florida
Seeking proposals for site-specific or existing works of art for the University of North Florida's Skinner-Jones Hall, the Art in State Buildings Public Art program invites professional artists and designers aged 18 and up to create or submit public artwork for the main lobby entrance's staircase. Budgeted at $44,000, the project will give preference to artwork relating to the field of engineering and/or construction. Three finalists will receive a $1,500 design stipend to develop a design for site-specific artwork.
Professional artists eligible to work in the U.S. may apply - submit a current professional resume, a letter of interest and 1 to 20 digital images of relevant (and priced) artwork via Call for Entry (CaFÉ). Learn more about the Skinner-Jones Hall project here or submit an application here. Call 904-620-2016 or email Paul Stewart, Mary Mory or Angela Johnson for details. Application deadline: April 6.

The CGTrader Digital Art Competition
CGTrader, a company running an online 3D model marketplace, has just launched the Digital Art Competition, which invites all CG artists (both 2D and 3D). The Competition provides participants publicity in our 1.2M+ designer community and the opportunity to win prizes worth a total of $60,000. Submit your best artworks to the 6 available categories of CG art. All submissions will also have the chance to win the Public Award.
There are no entry fees, and artworks do not have to be created exclusively for the competition, so feel free to show everyone your best and favorite works. For more details, visit the competition page. Deadline September 30.

Calls to Artists : INTERNATIONAL

 Art in State Buildings Public Art Program | West Florida University
Seeking proposals for new or existing works of art for the University of West Florida's University Park Center, the Art in State Buildings Public Art program invites professional artists from around the world to apply for interior and exterior design opportunities. Budgeted at $25,000, the project calls for 2D works and weather- and theft-resistant sculptural works. Any artist working in a 2D or 3D medium may apply.

To apply, submit one .pdf containing a letter of interest, two professional references, 10 to 20 digital images of relevant work and a project timeline, proposal, and budgetary breakdown to artgallery@uwf.edu.
Learn more about the public art project here or read a full description of the University Park Center project here. Contact artgallery@uwf.edu for details. Application deadline: April 13.

Local Grants

Creative Investment Program (CIP) | Broward Cultural Division
To This program is to assist Broward County not-for-profit cultural organizations with annual operating revenues of $100,000 or less for small but complete cultural projects for which applicants have not received funding through any other Cultural Division incentive program. The project must be an exhibition, performance, or other arts activity. Learn more about the CIP application hereApplication deadline:  March 1.
Cultural Festival Program (CFP) | Broward Cultural Division
Helping support projects that include audience participation and/or immersion around a programmatic focus. Projects should include the involvement of multiple community organizations, presenters, performance groups, and/or individual artists; Projects that are part of, or promote, the creative industries or the cultural arts districts; or projects that demonstrate historical and diverse cultural heritage and local specific cultural arts activities. Learn more about the CFP application here. Application deadline:  July 1, October 1.

National Grants

Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grants
Dating back to 1993, the Foundation for Contemporary Art's Emergency Grants program has provided up to $2,000 in annual grant funding to innovative visual and performing artists encountering unanticipated expenses or sudden opportunities to present their work to the public. Emergency Grants applicants must be unable to seek other sources of funding due to time constraints -- or must have incurred unexpected expenses for nearly completed projects with committed exhibition or performance dates. Learn more about the requirements of the Emergency Grants program here. Application deadline: Open.

Local Jobs in the Arts  

Gallery Assistant, Arts Warehouse | Delray Beach
The Gallery Assistant performs a broad range of administrative functions allowing the Arts Warehouse to operate efficiently, such as reception duties, information and data processing, gallery installs, special event preparation, scheduling, document reproduction, records management, and various tasks as assigned. This is not a sit down job. For full description and to apply click here.
PT Teacher of Art | City of Pembroke Pines
Supervised by the Division Director of Cultural Arts, this $25-an-hour position plans and implements daily art class activities, prepares the learning environment, and organizes required materials or supplies. In addition to being able to work weekends and occasional nights, applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education, Fine Arts, or a related field. Find out more about this opening's duties and requirements here.

Local Residencies & Exhibitions

Delray Beach CRA - Arts Warehouse
Opening in Delray Beach's Pineapple Grove Arts District in late 2017, the new Arts Warehouse is launching its Artist-in-Residence Program, Affiliate Artist Program, and Annual Exhibition Program. Learn more about each program here.

National Artist Residencies

Ucross Foundation | Clearmont, Wyoming
A sprawling 20,000-acre working cattle ranch in Wyoming's scenic Bighorn Mountains, the UCross Foundation seeks artists of all disciplines for residencies lasting two to six weeks. Providing free-of-charge individual work spaces, living accommodations, and one-of-a-kind experiences, the UCross Foundation's Residency Program is open to artists, writers, and composers from around the world at any stage of their professional career. Learn more about applying to be one of the UCross Foundation's ten artists-in-residence here. Biannual Application Deadline: March 1, 2018, and October 1, 2018.  ​Details...

National Internships

National Portrait Gallery Internships | The Smithsonian Institution
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Portrait Gallery offers formal internships - prearranged, structured learning experiences typically lasting two to three months - to qualified applicants. These learning experiences should pertain to applicants' academic and professional goals as well as the Smithsonian's professional disciplines. Learn about specific deadlines here.
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