Opportunities Outside of the Arts Commission
Artists Calls / Auditions / Nominations
Education: Workshops / Webinars / Conferences
If you have an arts-related opportunity you would like posted on our page, please email [email protected]. 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.
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
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.
Global Art Grants - Burning Man - Deadline: December 18, 2019
Burning Man Global Art Grants funds highly interactive, community-driven works of art that prioritize community involvement in their development, execution, and display. 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.
Call for Submissions - Arts and Culture Commission of the City of Glendale - ongoing
The Arts and Culture Commission of the City of Glendale is requesting proposals from creative artists to temporarily display a unique installation in the Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station (ASMPGS). Art is displayed on a rotational basis. For more information, click here.
Calls to Artists - Blue Line Arts - multiple calls ongoing
Blue Line Arts has a variety of open calls for artists, in a variety of mediums and themes. Please check frequently for the latest calls. For more information, click here.
Call for Entries - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) - Deadline: December 2, 2019
LACDA is accepting all entries submitted for "Snap to Grid: the UN-Juried Exhibit." For more information, click here.
Call for Artists - City of Martinez - Deadline: December 4, 2019
The city of Martinez Utility Box Art Pilot Program is a beautification initiative designed to add to the vibrancy of downtown and Alhambra Avenue corridor. For more information, click here.
Call for Artists - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) - Deadline: December 9, 2019
Metro invites visual artists to submit materials to be included in the 2020 Artist Pool, one of the primary methods for inviting artists to apply for future Metro art opportunities. For more information, click here.
Call to Artists - San Francisco Botanical Garden - Deadline: December 13, 2019
The San Francisco Botanical Garden is looking for entries for a special art exhibition, "From Sand Dunes to Forest: Canopy Trees of Golden Gate Park." The exhibit will be held in the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture. For more information, click here.
Request for Proposals - Silverwood Park, St. Anthony MN - Deadline: December 15, 2019
Silverwood Park is seeking proposals for outdoor sculpture to be installed in June 2021. One proposal will be selected and awarded a $10,000 honorarium to support its creation. For more information, click here.
Request for Proposals - City of Fremont - Deadline: December 20, 2019
The City of Fremont is seeking artist proposals for the commission of an innovative and permanent public art installation for a new outdoor plaza in south Fremont. This opportunity is open to all professional artists nationwide, with a budget of $160,000. For more information, click here.
Request for Qualifications - City of Santa Rosa - Deadline: January 6, 2020
The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking an artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install site-specific public art at the north end of Old Courthouse Square which is the terminus of Mendocino Avenue in downtown Santa Rosa, CA. For more information, click here.
Call for Entries - San Jose Light Tower Corporation - Deadline: January 15, 2020
The San Jose Light Tower Corporation announces the launch of Urban Confluence Silicon Valley, an international, open ideas competition. Submissions are now being accepted for the creation of an iconic landmark project to enhance the community life in San Jose, the largest city in Silicon Valley. For more information, click here.
Call to Artists - Alys Foundation - Deadline: February 1, 2020
The Alys Foundation is now accepting applications for the 13th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, to be held May 15-16, 2020. Artists worldwide are invited to submit original digital art pieces for consideration to be showcased in the juried festival. Prizes include Best of Show ($5,000), Curator's Choice ($2,000), and three Special Recognition honors ($1,000 each). For more information, click here.
Call for Artists - The Artery - Deadline: February 15, 2020
The annual statewide juried exhibition has been sponsored by The Artery since 1990 and gives California ceramic artists an opportunity to exhibit work during the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. For more information, click here.
Call for Artists - YoloArts - Deadline: April 18, 2020
The Art & Music Committee will select art for shows in the Dignity Health Art Gallery from among applications for the 2019/2020 year. Exhibitions will be installed for 3 months and rotate each quarter. For more information, click here.
San Jose Quilts & Textiles Museum Maker Space Artist in Residence Program 2020 - Deadline: Ongoing
The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles offers an exciting Artist in Residence program for artists who show a strong emphasis in textiles. Artists will have the opportunity to engage with museum visitors while gaining explores to new audiences. The duration of each residency is 3 months, with 4 spots available per year. For more information, click here.
Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist-in-Residence Program - Deadline: varies
This three week residency program brings together three different "Master Artists" from different disciplines, who determine the requirements and basic structure of their residency. Through an application process, they select eight "Associate Artists" to participate. The program provides a collegial environment ideal for exchanging ideas, inspiration of new work, and cross-fertilization of disciplines. For more information, click here.
2020 North Louisiana Artist-in-Residence Program - Deadline: December 30, 2019
The Ross Lynn Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2020 North Louisiana Artist-in-Residence program. The theme is Sustaining Local Food Systems, and will take place for four weeks in March. For more information, click here.
Wassaic Project 2020 Summer Residency - Deadline: December 4, 2019
The Wassaic Project is now accepting applications for their 2020 Summer residency. Two residencies are available- the Summer Residency Program for individual, emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers and creatives. The Summer Family Residency broadly defines "family" as comprised of a group of more than one individual where there is an in-house dependent relationship as a necessary caregiver. For more information, click here.
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.
Marin Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare for Social Justice Workshop
This workshop will give people an opportunity to learn about the organization's work teaching Shakespeare and and autobiographical theatre in the California State Prison system, and to learn through the experience of the workshop whether it might be a good fit to volunteer with the program. The workshop will be led by Lynn Baker-Nauman, the lead teaching artist for Marin Shakespeare Company and will take place at the Wellspring Women's Center. For more information, click here.
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.