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Opportunities Outside of the Arts Commission


Artists Calls / Auditions / Nominations


Education: Workshops / Webinars / Conferences

Other Opportunities


Various Job Opportunities in the Arts 
The following websites regularly post listings of jobs in the arts, museums, and nonprofits. Check often for updates!

California Arts Council Job Page
California Association of Museums Job Page
The Impact Foundry

Executive Director - International House Davis
The International House Davis is currently seeking a new Executive Director. This position oversees staff, programs, activities and events for the International House, which seeks to build cultural understanding and communication throughout the region. For further details, click here.


Professional Development Grants - Center for Cultural Innovation – 15th of any month
Emerging arts leaders throughout California may be eligible to apply for up $1,000 to practice leadership and enhance their professional skills. Grants can be used to participate in national conferences, attend training workshops, work with consultants or coaches, and engage in resume-building activities that showcase one’s capacity to lead the arts sector. Apply online by the 15th of any month to support activities taking place 60 days or more from the application deadline. 

Poets & Writers - Funding for Readings and Workshops - ongoing
Organizations that sponsor readings and workshops in California may apply for grants to be used for writers' fees. Organizations that may apply for grants include: colleges, cultural centers, museums, libraries, correctional facilities, hospitals, small presses, community centers, senior centers, places of worship, bookstores, cafés, galleries, and theaters.  Nonprofit status is not required.  Events must be open to the public, with the exception of events taking place in institutions such as prisons and nursing homes. Please submit your application at least eight weeks before the proposed event. Click here for the guidelines.


Call to Artists - Sacramento Library, Colonial Heights - ongoing
Visual and Literary artists based in the Sacramento area are encouraged to apply to have their work displayed in the Colonial Heights Library’s digital gallery. There is no entry fee and submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. Click here for entry form.

Call for Entries - 10th Annual Altered Book Exhibition & Fundraiser - MarinMOCA - Deadline: February 15th, 2019
The 10th Annual Altered Book Exhibition and Fundraiser will be held at MarinMOCA April 27th - June 1st, 2019. Interested artists may donate one book art object for the show. Proceeds support the exhibitions and programs of MarinMOCA. For more information, please click here.

Call for Artists - New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) - Deadline: February 15, 2019
The NYCDOT Art Program is accepting proposals in response to priority sites and partner organizations listed in the PDF below. Individual artists or artist teams are encouraged to apply. For more information, please click here

Call for Entries - California Clay Competition 2019 - The Artery - Deadline: February 16, 2019
The Artery, home of the Artists' Cooperative of Davis, has sponsored the Davis Clay Competition since 1990 to give California ceramic artists an opportunity to exhibit their work during the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. The competition is open to all artists residing in California. For more information, please click here.

Call for Proposals - Roseville Mural Project, Blue Line Arts - Deadline: February 28th, 2019
Blue Line Arts and The Downtown Roseville Partnership are teaming up to install five new public murals in the Downtown Roseville area. Blue Line Arts is seeking creative, vibrant and engaging design proposals for a two-dimensional, outdoor, murals in downtown Roseville. Artists are welcome to submit a proposal on their own or as a group. For more information, click here. To download the full RFP, click here.

Call for Artists - San Francisco Arts Commission - Deadline: March 7, 2019
The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the US to submit their qualifications for potential inclusion in a pre-qualified artist pool for upcoming public art opportunities. For more information, please click here.

Call for Entries - Root Division - Deadline: March 18, 2019
Root Division in partnership with Art Responders invites artists working in all-media to apply for Colorism: The Spectrum of Internalized Bias. Submissions are being accepted from artists working in any media responding to colorism: the phenomenon of discrimination between members of the same identity group, usually caused by racialist attitudes and conditioning. For more information, click here.

Call for Proposals - The Walker Art Center - Deadline: April 15, 2019
The Walker Art Center is accepting proposals for a new public artwork for placement in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or a location on the Walker campus. Individual or collaborative original work may be sculptural, incorporate other disciplines such as audiovisual or installation art, or include traditionally sourced materials. For more information, click here


The Technology Department at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York is accepting applications to their artist residency program. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019. Click here for more information.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is accepting applications for their next group of residents. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019. Click here for more information.

Applications are now open for the Artist in Residence program at Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2019. Click here for more information.

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)'s flagship residency program, "Workspace," is a now accepting applications for it's 9 month studio program. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2019. Click here for more information.

The Galveston Artist Residency is now accepting applications for their 2019 - 2020 studio residency program. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2019. Click here for more information

The Studio Museum in Harlem is now accepting applications for their 2019 - 2020 studio residency program. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2019. Click here for more information.

Trestle, a non-profit contemporary art space in Brooklyn, is now accepting applications for their two residencies. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2019. Click here for more information.

The MacDowell Colony is currently accepting applications for its fellowship program. Artists of all backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply. The deadline is April 15, 2019. Click here for more information.


TechSoup Technology Assistance - ongoing
TechSoup offers managed IT services, technology training courses and webinars, and help with social media analytics for nonprofit organizations.

A Digital Classroom Just for You - various dates
In need of practical solutions and a bit of inspiration to advance your programming, organization and career? Can't make it out to a conference? Need a cohort of experts and peers? If you answered yes to any of those questions then a Digital Classroom is right for you. Americans for the Arts (AFTA) offers a digital classroom series to increase your success in the arts. Build your arts administration skills, network and knowledge with one of the three fall classroom options - Arts Leadership, Arts Marketing or Public Art Digital Classrooms. More information.


Midtown Performance Space Rental Opportunity
Colloquially nicknamed CLARA, the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts is a cultural amenity located in Midtown, providing studio and performance space for professional and community-based arts groups. CLARA’s 1,950 square-foot auditorium is available for hourly rental for rehearsal or performance. This sun-drenched space features hardwood floors, large windows and fresh white walls. Click here for rates and other information.