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Opportunities Outside of the Arts Commission


Artists Calls / Auditions / Nominations

Education: Workshops / Webinars / Conferences

Other Opportunities


Various Job Opportunities in the Arts 
The California Arts Council posts California job opportunities in the arts on their website. 


AMP [Your City] Grant Awards - Levitt Foundation – deadline October 2
Apply for funds to produce free concerts in public, outdoor spaces, easily accessible to a wide range of socioeconomic groups. Eligible concerts will be free to the public, open to all ages, and presented over 10 to 12 consecutive weeks, between May 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018. Learn more. 

Professional Development Grants - Center for Cultural Innovation – 15th of any month
Emerging arts leaders throughout California may be eligible to apply for up $1,000 to practice leadership and enhance their professional skills. Grants can be used to participate in national conferences, attend training workshops, work with consultants or coaches, and engage in resume-building activities that showcase one’s capacity to lead the arts sector. Apply online by the 15th of any month to support activities taking place 60 days or more from the application deadline. 

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.


Call to Artists - Northern California Arts, Inc. - deadline August 12

NCA invites fine artists everywhere to submit original artwork (no photography, film or crafts) for the 62nd International Open Juried Art Exhibit.  Juror:  David Lobenberg. Exhibit date:  October 3-29, 2017.  Best of show $1,000, $3,000 total cash & gift awards. For a detailed Artist’s Prospectus:  Info:


Call to Artists - Beatnik Studios - deadline August 21
Beatnik Studios, in collaboration with Trinity Episcopal Church, seeks visual artworks that provide a unique perspective on the Christian view and experience in contemporary life, to be displayed at the Trininty Cathedral Christian Art Festival. Submitted artworks should represent personal expression and promote dialog. Learn more. 

Call for Entries - Aesthetica Magazine – deadline August 31
The international Aesthetica Art Prize 2017 is currently open for entries, presenting an opportunity for artists in your network to showcase their work to wider audiences and further their engagement in the art world. Prizes include £5,000 for the Main Prize winner, a group exhibition for shortlisted artists and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (311,000 readership), and publication in the Art Prize Annual, Future Now for 100 shortlisted and long-listed artists. Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, and Video, Installation & Performance. To enter, visit

Call to Artists - Blue Line Arts - ongoing
Blue Line Arts in Roseville, CA maintains a list of calls to artists for upcoming shows to be housed in their gallery on Vernon Street. Learn more. 

Open Call for Public Artists - City of Berkeley – ongoing
The City of Berkeley recently adopted a 1% for public art in private development ordinance and is currently accepting qualifications from professional public art consultants for an approved referral list. For more information, see the artist call. Questions? Contact Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator, City of Berkeley: 510-981-7533,

Sacramento Library - Call to Artists - 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.


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.


CLARA is Looking for a Tenant
Colloquially nicknamed CLARA, the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts has tenant space available for an arts organization, with a preferred move-in date by September 1, 2017. Prospective tenants are invited to submit a Letter of Interest to Megan at Preference will be given to applications received by August 7. The letter should include: a statement of interest, explaining their program and its contribution to the Sacramento/CLARA community; a statement of educational intent, explicitly defining their plans to fulfill their educational obligation to SCUSD; and, financial statements which prove their ability to meet the expected rent payments.

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.

Join CalNonprofits for Health Insurance
The California Association of Nonprofits, or CalNonprofits, supports the nonprofit sector and provides resources. They do two main things: provide health insurance to more than 14,000 nonprofit employees; and lobby for nonprofits in Sacramento, fighting the imposition of legislation and regulations that make nonprofits' work harder. By becoming a member, these services and resources become available to you. Go to to find out more and to join.