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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.

Foundwork Art Prize - September 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019
The Foundwork Art Prize is a new juried grant to be awarded this fall to an outstanding US-based artist chosen on Foundwork. The winner will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant to support their practice, as well as a studio visit with each of the jurors to cultivate a dialogue around the winner's work. For more information, click here.

2020 YoungArts Competition - Deadline: October 11, 2019
YoungArts' signature program is an application - based award for young, emerging artists. Winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development, and educational experiences. Youth artists who are US Citizens or permanent resident, in grades 10-12 or ages 15-18 on December 1, 2019 may apply. For more information, click here.

Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) Program - Deadline: October 31, 2019
This program is designed to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. The grants are made to non-profit organizations. 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 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.

Request for Qualifications - San Francisco Arts Commission - Deadline: August 28, 2019
The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for the Alameda Creek Watershed Public Art Project. For more information, click here.

Call for Proposals - Viewpoint Photographic Art Center - Deadline: August 31, 2019
Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is now accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions for January - December 2020 in their Main Gallery and Step Up Gallery. For more information, click here

Call to Artists - YoloArts Farm Exhibition & Gala - Deadline: September 12, 2019
YoloArts invites Northern California artists to participate in the 12th annual Art Farm Exhibition & Art Farm Gala (juried & non-juried). For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - The California Natural Resources Agency & California Health and Human Services - Deadline: September 20, 2019
Apply now for the California Natural Resources Agency and California Health and Human Services Public Art Program. Four commissions available - artists from all career levels and working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here

Call to Artists - Science Museum of Virginia - Deadline: October 18, 2019
The Museum is seeking requests for preliminary proposals from a qualified individual artist/or artist teams to design an original, large-scale iconic exterior artwork reflecting the theme of science and the Museum's mission. 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.

Charlotte Street's StartUp Residency - Deadline: August 25, 2019
Charlotte Street's (Kansas City, MO) StartUp Residency program aims to foster the development of an up-and-coming, innovative startup such as artist-run collaborative, business, or organization. Three 2020 start up residency recipient(s)  will receive one to two years of rent-free storefront residency space in the History Northeast district of Kansas City. For more information, click here.

Bullseye Projects - Deadline: September 1, 2019
Bullseye Studio Residencies in Portland are open to regional, national and international artists and artist groups. Factory residencies are for concentrated project-based explorations and can range from 2-4 weeks depending on the parameters of the project. For more information, click here.

Studios Inc - Deadline: October 1, 2019
Studios Inc in Kansas City, MO is now accepting applications from mid-career artists for a three year residency program. 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.