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Opportunities Outside of the Arts Commission

Grants

Artists Calls / Auditions / Nominations

Residencies

Education: Workshops / Webinars / Conferences

Other Opportunities

If you have an arts-related opportunity you would like posted on our page, please email smac@cityofsacramento.org. Please note, the listings on this page do not constitute or imply any endorsements or recommendations; the listings provided are for the user's information and convenience purposes only.

JOBS

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

GRANTS

California Art Leaders Investments (CALI) Accelerator - Center for Cultural Innovation – 15th of every month
CALI Accelerator is a grant program that supports professional development activities that enable grantees to be influential in shaping their discipline, organization, or the broader arts and culture field. Individuals meeting the CALI Accelerator program eligibility criteria below may apply for one grant of up to $1,000 per year to support the direct costs of proposed leadership activities. Click here for the guidelines.

Quick Grant Program - Center for Cultural Innovation - 15th of every month
The Quick Grant program provides professional development funds to San Francisco Bay Area arts organizations and individual artists in the State of California, to enroll in workshops, attend conferences, and to work with consultants and coaches in order to build administrative capacity, hone business skills, and strengthen the economic sustainability of an organization or arts practice. Click here for the guidelines.

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.

Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant Program - ongoing
The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides up to $6,000 in emergency support to US-based visual artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing, who have suffered significant losses after natural or man-made disasters that have affected a region on a broad scale. Artists can apply to the Foundation for funding for up to three years after such an event. For more information, click here.

ARTIST CALLS / AUDITIONS / COMPETITIONS

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.

Request for Qualifications - DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities - Deadline: April 30, 2019
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities seeks graffiti and aerosol mural artists and artist teams to design, create, and install aerosol murals as part of the MuralsDC program. For more information, click here.

Call for Entries - Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space - Deadline: May 1, 2019
To mark Cuchifritos Gallery's first year in its new home inside the new Essex Market, the 2019/2020 Curatorial Open Call asks applicants to consider the relationship between "Art and the Marketplace." For the full guidelines, click here.

Call for Artists - San Francisco Arts Commission - Deadline: May 3, 2019
The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists working in 2D media to submit original works that are available for purchase for the 49 South Van Ness Two Dimensional Art program. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - The Museum of Northern California - Deadline: May 3, 2019
The Museum of Northern California is seeking original artworks relating to maps for its upcoming juried exhibit, Map It Out. Original works, in all media, created by artists residing in Northern California are eligible. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - City of Davis - Deadline: May 10, 2019
The City of Davis Civic Arts Commission is seeking an artist or collaborative team to design and create artwork that can be integrated into plans for the Russell Boulevard Green Street Demonstration Project that will surround Davis City Hall. For more information, click here.

Call for Entries - San Luis Obispo Museum of Art - Deadline: May 15, 2019
The Painters Group and the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art are now accepting entries for Brushstrokes 2019, a non-themed biennial exhibition at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art representing a wide range of artistic expression in painting. For more information, click here.

Call for Entries - Sebastopol Center for the Arts - Deadline: May 30, 2019
Sebastopol Center for the Arts is now accepting entries for their juried exhibition, "Black-White and One Hint of a Color." The jurors are Rik Olson and Sally Briggs. For more information, click here.

Call for Entries - Eastside International - Deadline: May 31, 2019
Eastside International in Los Angeles is now accepting entries for their Open Call 2019. The juror is Pilar Tompkins Rivas, the Director of the Vincent Price Art Museum. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - YoloArts - Deadline: June 10, 2019
The Gibson House will be opening a new gallery this year, and is now accepting submissions for artwork in its inaugural exhibition, Surroundings. Submissions from emerging and established artists in Yolo, Sacramento, and Solano county are invited to apply. For more information, click here.

Call for Submissions - SculptureCenter - Deadline: June 15, 2019
The In Practice open call program supports emerging artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. Projects will be presented in January 2020. For more information, click here.

Call to Artists - Sacramento Fine Arts Center - Deadline: June 23, 2019
Found Art Show, formerly "What! You Call That Art?" Open to all artists. Work must be original; accepted mediums include assemblages, collages, sculptures, unusual surfaces. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - Mattress Factory - Deadline: July 1, 2019
The Mattress Factory is currently accepting submissions to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming 2020 exhibition programmatic year. For more information, click here

Call for Entries - Marin Society of Artists - Deadline: July 22, 2019
The Main Society of Artists (MSA) is accepting entries for their juried exhibition, "From Sea to Shining Sea - What Unites Us?" All work must be original; open to all types of media except video, film and installation art. This exhibition will be juried by Susan Snyder. For more information, click here.

Call for Entries - American River College - Deadline: August 2, 2019
American River College, through the Permanent Art Collection Committee, is seeking digital artists to submit designs for the new STEM Facility located on the main campus. Selection of three separate designs will be made for three specific locations of this project. For more information, please contact Patricia Wood, Director of Kaneko Gallery and Professor of Art at ARC

Call to Artists - Northern California Arts Inc. - Deadline: August 10, 2019
Bold Expressions 2019 is open to all fine artists everywhere. Fine art 2D and 3D mediums are welcome. This year's juror will be Chris Daubert. For more information, click here.

Call for Entries - Trinity Cathedral Christian Art Festival - Deadline: August 16, 2019
The  Trinity Cathedral Christian Art Festival is now accepting entries for its juried exhibition, taking place October 11 - November 1, 2019, at Sparrow Gallery. The juror this year is Scott Shields, Associate Director & Chief Curator at Crocker Art Museum. For more information, click here.

RESIDENCIES

Guttenberg Arts is accepting applications for the Space and Time Artist Residency. 24/7 access and shared equipment including printmaking, dark room, and ceramics facilities for three months in Guttenberg, New Jersey. The deadline to apply is April 28, 2019. Click here for more information.

Art Works Downtown in San Rafael is accepting applications to the Max Thelen Studio Residency. Applicants must be in the early stage of their art career with a committed art-making practice. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2019. Click here for more information.

Textile Arts Center in New York City is accepting applications for their Work in Progress residency. The residency is an opportunity for textile artists and designers to engage in a dialogue with the public while providing an inside look into an artists's studio and practice. The deadline to apply is May 6, 2019. Click here for more information.

The Watermill Center in New York is currently accepting applications for their 2020 Artist Residency Program. The deadline to apply is May 13, 2019. Click here for more information.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting submissions for their residency program. The deadline to apply is May 17, 2019. Click here for more information.

EDUCATION: WORKSHOPS / WEBINARS / CONFERENCES

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.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

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.