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Opportunities Outside of the Arts Commission


Artists Calls / Auditions / Nominations


Education: Workshops / Webinars / Conferences

Other Opportunities

If you have an arts-related opportunity you would like posted on our page, please email 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.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation - ongoing
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation will only fund young artists who are pursuing their studies or are in the early or developmental stage of their career, are working in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking, and demonstrate the determination and talent to pursue a lifetime career in their art practice. For more information, click here.


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 Art - Blue Line Arts - Deadline: February 14, 2020
Blue Line Arts is now accepting artwork submissions for their Lowbrow Art exhibition. 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.

RFQ - Town of Cary (NC) - Deadline: February 23, 2020
The Town of Cary announces a call to artists for the integration of public art along the Higgins Greenway of the historic cemetery by transforming the visual experience while honoring the cemetery in Cary's history. For more information, click here.

RFQ - City of Elk Grove - Deadline: February 27, 2020
The City of Elk Grove invites artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for one or all of four public art opportunities in the City: Old Town Plaza; Oasis Community Park Preschool; Singh and Kaur Park; and District56 Nature Area Kinetic Sculpture. For more information on each of these opportunities, click here.

RFQ - San Francisco Arts Commission - Deadline: February 28, 2020

The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists, artist teams, urban artists, and street writers to submit qualifications for the StreetSmARTS Mural Program Artist Pool. For more information, click here.

Call for Entries - City of Takoma Park Maryland - Deadline: March 2, 2020
The City of Takoma Park is seeking submissions from artists for a mural covering sections of a concrete retaining wall stretching 3 blocks along Lincoln Avenue in Takoma Park, MD. For more information, click here.

RFQ - San Francisco Arts Commission - Deadline: March 4, 2020
The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the US to submit qualifications for the 49 South Van Ness Video Wall public art project. For more information, click here.

Call to Artists - Westminster Crossing Mural Project - Deadline: March 6, 2020
Meta Housing Corporation and the City of Westminster are issuing a call for artist proposals for a set of two murals to be located on the corner of Locust and Westminster in Westminster, CA. For more information, click here.

Call to Artists - Emerging Artist Award 2020 - Deadline: April 3, 2020
The Pence Gallery is now accepting applications for its Emerging Artist Award 2020. This award supports the creation of new work by emerging artists in California and the opportunity to share that work through an exhibit and artist talk. For more information, click here.

Call to Artists - Elk Grove Fine Arts Center - Deadline: April 10, 2020
The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is accepting applications for their In and Beyond the Garden exhibition. 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.

Call for Submissions - Sunny Art Centre - Deadline: June 30, 2020
The Sunny Art Prize is an international art prize hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art competition, based in the UK, is a global platform offering art opportunities for emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks internationally. 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.

18th Street Arts Center Visiting Residency Program - Deadline: ongoing
The 18th Street Arts Center's visiting artist residency program has hosted more than 500 artists from around the world. There are 4 live/work studios where artist are in residence from 1-3 months at a time. The program hosts artists of all disciplines  and is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. For more information, click here.

AiR/ Newport - Deadline: February 15, 2020
Newport Art Museum's artist residency, AiR/Newport, is designed to encourage the creative, intellectual, and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists and designers by giving them the time, space, and solitude needed to create, apart from the daily demands of production and deadline. For more information, click here

Simulacra & Similitude: Synthetic Media Open Call - Deadline: March 5, 2020
ThoughtWorks, a global software consultancy with an arts residency based in New York City is accepting applications for an artist/technologist who works in their art practice with issues of synthetic media and deepfakes. For more information, click here.

Creative Alliance's Resident Artist Program - Deadline: March 6, 2020
Creative Alliance is accepting applications for its live/work studio Residency Program. The program has a lease commitment from a minimum of 1 to a maximum to 3 years. For more information, click here.


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.