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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.

Alliance for California Traditional Arts - Living Cultures Grants Program - Deadline: July 15, 2019
The Living Cultures Grants Program seeks to sustain and strengthen the folk and traditional arts in the state of California with grants of $5,000 to California-based non-profits, as well as other organizations who work with fiscal sponsors. For more information, click here.

Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation - Deadline: July 15, 2019
The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists living and working in the US, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. 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 Artists - Chico Art Center - Deadline: June 9, 2019
This exhibition draws from exemplary artwork of all media from across the US. The exhibition will be juried by Mima Begovic of Artspace 1616. 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 Artists - Pence Gallery - Deadline: June 13, 2019
The Pence Gallery in Davis is now accepting entries for their "Slice" exhibit, now in it's 7th year, and which showcases work in all media that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - Wassaic Project - Deadline: June 14, 2019
Wassaic Project is seeking artists interested in taking over a floor or a single room in Maxon Mills for the Haunted Mill, happening Saturday, October 26, 2019. 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 for Entries - Artnium Project - Deadline: June 15, 2019
Artnium Project is putting on an art event from October 12 - 16, 2019 called "View + Think + Solve," and is seeking artists whose work addresses issues that are particularly important to the Greater Sacramento Area (ex: gentrification, immigration, sex trafficking, pollution, etc). For more information, click here.

Request for Qualifications - The City of San Diego - Deadline: June 20, 2019
The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the Mira Mesa Community Park Public Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate, and transport permanent, site-specific artwork and consult during installation of artwork at the site by the City. 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 - Sunny Art Prize - Deadline: June 30, 2019
The Sunny Art Prize is an international art prize hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art competition in the UK is a global platform offering art opportunities to emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks internationally. 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 Artists - Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons - Deadline: July 6, 2019
Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons (WASH) is a nonprofit corporation affiliated with the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. The annual open exhibition, "Go With the Flow!" will be juried by Steve Walters and David K. Lobenberg. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - My Sister's House - Deadline: July 10, 2019
Would you like to feature your work for a worthy cause? Join My Sister's House for an evening of art, crafts, and networking on July 10. Contact My Sister’s House for more details on how you can get involved at 916-930-0626 or call Carla Carr at 408-221-0339.

Request for Qualifications - LA County Arts Commission - Deadline: July 11, 2019
LA County Department of Arts and Culture seeks artists for four upcoming restorative care villages in LA County. Artworks to include: art purchases and commissioned civic artwork. Emerging and established professional artists are invited to respond to the national RFQ. 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.

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.


Residency 108 - Deadline: July 15, 2019
Residency 108 invites emerging and established artists, writers and thinkers to apply for a four week long residency in Germantown, New York. Artists of any age from any country may apply. For more information, click here.

Crosstown Arts - Deadline: July 15, 2019

Crosstown Arts is a multidisciplinary artist residency program in Memphis, TN. All residencies include a private studio workspace with meals provided five days a week. Residents must be 21 years old by the time of residency. 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.


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.