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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.

Artist Grant - Deadline: October 15, 2019
Artist Grant provides a grant of $500 to one visual artist each grant cycle. Open to visual artists worldwide 18 or older, working in a variety of medias. For more information, click here.

City of Davis Community Arts Grants - Deadline: October 25, 2019
The City of Davis is now accepting applications for a 2020 Community Arts grant, which will reward up to $5,000 for projects. For more information and criteria, 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 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

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 to Artists - Frisco Art Gallery - Deadline: October 22, 2019
Vibrant will be an open-themed, contemporary and fine art exhibition at The Frisco Art Gallery. Eligible media include, but not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, mixed medial, oil/chalk pastels, block/ink print, hanging sculpture or assemblage, digital art, collage, metal work, hanging fiber/textile art, woodwork and contemporary craft. For more information, click here.

Request for Qualifications - LeBasse Projects and Hackman Capital Partners - Deadline: October 23, 2019
LeBasse Projects and Hackman Capital Partners seek one or more artist(s) to artist team to develop iconic and dynamic artwork for The Culver Steps, located in downtown Culver City. For more information, click here.

Call to Artists - National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS) - Deadline: October 27, 2019
The National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society invites painters to apply for a juried exhibition, open to all artists 18 years or older, working in oil and acrylic. For more information, click here.

Call to Artists - Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery - Deadline: October 31, 2019
The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each academic year, showing contemporary art in all media. Exhibits are 5 weeks long and art can be for sale. Open to US based artists. For more information, click here.

Call to Artists - H16 Apartments - Deadline: November 1, 2019
Sacramento area visual and performing artists are invited to submit for multiple opportunities at H16 Apartments, a new multifamily apartment building on the corner of H and 16th Street. For more information, click here.

Request for Proposals - City of Laguna Niguel - Deadline: November 4, 2019
The City of Laguna Niguel is accepting RFPs for design, fabrication, and installation for a public art sculpture for the new Crown Valley Community Center. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - Sacramento Fine Arts Center - Deadline: November 16, 2019
Sacramento Fine Arts Center presents Ars Gracia Artis, its 25th annual fundraiser, showcase exhibit and art raffle. Three prizes will be awarded. 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.

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.

New York Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation - Deadline: October 14, 2019
The NARS Foundation is accepting applications from emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies. US and International-based artists are accepted. For more information, click here.

Artist Residency at Main Street Arts - Deadline: October 31, 2019
Main Street Arts is accepting applications for their residency program. Artists in residence have 24 hour access; facilities include  an electric kiln, potters wheel, etching press. 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.