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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. 


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 Choreographers – E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts – Deadline December 1
Residency Exchange, a partnership between CLARA and the Sacramento Artists In Motion Lab seeks 1-2 local choreographers, who will receive access to free rehearsal space at CLARA over a period of two weeks to develop a new piece of work to be performed in an artistic showcase on March 31, 2018. In exchange, each chosen choreographer will engage in community outreach with one of CLARA’s partner schools in Sacramento City Unified School District, providing a class of students with a 10-class artist residency in dance, movement, or choreography. Apply here

Call to Artists - La Familia Counseling Center - deadline November 12
Apply to provide artwork for both the interior and exterior of a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Center that it is in the process of developing, building and opening at  the Maple Neighborhood Center in South Sacramento. La Familia’s goals are to create art that reflects the diversity of our community to engage and attract youth, adults and teens alike. The artwork should convey diverse populations’ relationship with STEM. If selected, artists should be able to complete the project by January 30, 2018. Learn more

Call for Film Submissions - Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation - deadline November 20
Apply now for the opportunity to take your film on the road with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's film touring program. All-expense-paid tours connect filmmakers with new audiences across the mid-Atlantic region. On Screen/In Person provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to tour throughout the mid-Atlantic region with their recent films and foster greater understanding and appreciation of their work through direct audience engagement. Inquires can be addressed to Kimberly Steinle-Super at 

Call to Artists - Blue Line Arts Gallery - deadline December 1
Blue Line Arts invites artists to submit applications for By Hand, an international biennial fine craft competition. Handcrafted items made by hand from glass, clay, wood, metal and/or fiber are eligible. Learn more

Call to Artists - Auburn Arts Commission - deadline January 12
At the corner of High and Lewis Streets, in the center of Downtown Auburn, there is a small park with a large wall where the Auburn Arts Commission wishes to install a unique, large scale, signature piece of original art work. Any artist or team of artists interested in creating a mural with 3D elements, to be completed in spring 2018, may submit a proposal in accordance with the Application Requirements. 
The project budget is not to exceed $15,000 for an artist or team of collaborative artists. The budget shall include the artist(s) fee, supplies, travel-related expenses, and all other associated costs. All proposal components must be in digital format. View the online form to submit proposals. Email the Arts Commission with questions. 

Call to Artists - The Haggin Museum - deadline March 16, 2018
The 60th Juried Exhibition at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA is sponsored by the Stockton Art League. The exhibition runs May 17 – July 15, 2018, and will be juried this year by Juror Sabina Turner. Cash awards will total over $5000. Open to all US artists, although they are not accepting photography or computer art. Visit  for more information, or send your inquiries to (use "Haggin 2018" in your subject line). Find the prospectus at

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.


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.