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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. 


Joy of Giving Something (JGS) Fellows Program - Imagining America – deadline May 22
Imagining America invites publicly engaged students of photography or digital media to apply for a tuition award and to join a national working group of students. The 2017-18 JGS Fellows will receive tuition scholarships of $2,000 each and will commit to engaging in a yearlong learning exchange that will result in a collaborative media project. Click her for more info and to apply. 

Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants - Center for Cultural Innovation – deadline July 12
As part of the Center for Cultural Innovation's (CCI) efforts to support new arts leadership with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants is a new, one-time grant program that will invest $105,000 in bold ideas by individuals at California nonprofit or fiscally sponsored arts organizations that have the potential to re-shape the future of the arts sector in exciting and important ways. 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 for Artists - Joshua's House - deadline June 17

Artists are invited to  submit work for a silent auction to benefit Sacramento’s homeless population. Inner Soul is an art show for and about shoes, benefiting Joshua’s House and accompanied by a shoe-focused donation drive to benefit Loaves and Fishes. Using the SHOE as a symbol, artists are invited to submit works in one of the following media: ceramic, watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, pen and ink, mixed media, collage, metal, textile art. Artwork must include or suggest a shoe in some form. All artwork must be suitable for hanging or displaying and no larger than 24”x36” or wearable art. All artwork will be for sale. For more information please contact Helen Plenert at (916) 599-2608 or

Film Submissions - Sacramento Film and Music Festival - final deadline June 23

Sacramento Film and Music Festival is accepting entries via and A film jury determines award winners (prizes available), plus there are audience awards. For more info, visit:

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:

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.


Shakespeare for Social Justice Workshop - June 11
Marin Shakespeare Company, which has been working with incarcerated populations since 2003, will host a training workshop for theatre artists interested in working with these populations.  The workshop will cover prison protocols and drama therapy techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to apply to work or volunteer with programs at Folsom Women's Facility, Folsom State Prison, and Solano State Prison. $150; partial scholarships available. More information. 

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 between now and July, with best availability April and later. 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.