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Job Opportunities – Sacramento Region Community Foundation - open until filled
Program Administrator: The Program Administrator is responsible for administrative support for the Impact department of the Foundation, which includes programming and grantmaking under the Foundation’s Strategic Initiatives as well as its Immediate Need and Field of Interest grantmaking. Click here for more information. Position will be open until filled. Interested applicants are requested to submit cover letter and resume to:

Community Impact OfficerThe Community Impact Officer will be responsible for administering a portfolio of donor advised or Field of Interest grantmaking funds; engaging in the community by serving as a Foundation representative for grantee or other impact-related events or opportunities; working with Foundation fund-holders, as necessary, in interested impact areas. Click here for more information. Position will be open until filled. Interested applicants are requested to submit cover letter and resume to:

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


Artists Activating Communities - California Arts Council - deadline February 1, 2017
The California Arts Council will award grants up to $18,000 for artist residencies in community settings. Projects are artist-driven, and engage community members as active participants. Application must be submitted by a nonprofit organization, but project must be developed in partnership with one or more California-based artists, and the artists’ work must be the focus of the project.  Click here to learn more and to apply. 

Statewide and Regional Networks – California Arts Council - deadline February 1, 2017
The California Arts Council will award grants up to $30,000 to support culturally-specific, multicultural, and discipline-based statewide and regional arts networks and services organizations. The Statewide and Regional Networks program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s vision to nurture collaborative service organizations and networks that advance the arts and artists in the state. An arts service organization provides specialized, practical services to working artists, constituent organizations and cultural communities.  Click here to learn more and to apply. 

Mark M. Glickman & Lanette M. McClure Artist Award - Pence Gallery - deadline February 5, 2017
The Pence Gallery is offering a new award for visual artists, which aims to support the creation of innovation artwork by emerging artists in California. The selected artist will receive an award of $2500 and a solo exhibit at the Pence for the following year. Applications must be made via The application fee is $25 via the same website. Applicants are encouraged to attend an informational session on January 5, 5:00-6:00 pm at the Pence. Contact for more information. 

Local Impact – California Arts Council - deadline February 15, 2017
The California Arts Council will award grants up to $18,000 for arts projects in underserved communities.  This program supports California arts organizations serving underserved communities. All project activities must serve the specified underserved community.  Underserved includes inner city, low income, or rural communities, historically underserved ethnic and cultural communities, people with disabilities, etc. Click here to learn more and to apply.

Professional Development and Consulting - California Arts Council - deadline April 5
The California Arts Council will award grants between $1,000–$5,000 for capacity-building professional development or consulting projects for arts organizations. The spring deadline is April 5, 2017. Click here for a PDF flyer. Click here to learn more and to apply.

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 - Public Art Set Design Competition - February 6
A unique opportunity has opened up for artists who would like their work to be the setting for this summer's public theater program in downtown Albuquerque and become part of the City of Albuquerque's permanent collection.  The City's Public Art Program in collaboration with Shakespeare on the Plaza, produced by the Vortex Theatre, is sponsoring "Take the Stage," a national design competition for a public, interactive art installation on Civic Plaza. This installation will also serve as the setting for Shakespeare on the Plaza's summer repertory of plays.  The full prospectus can be found at The deadline for submission of proposal is Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 by 4 p.m. MST in either email - - or hard copy format: Cultural Services Department, Public Art Urban Enhancement Program, PO Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Questions about the project may be directed to (505) 768-3388 or via email at

Call for Artists - Charlotte Douglas International Airport East Terminal Expansion Phase II Charlotte, North Carolina - February 10
The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is accepting qualifications from professional artists or teams of artists in response to a significant public art opportunity at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), specifically to create an artwork to be located in the East Terminal Food Court at CLT Airport. This area lies at the juncture of two highly trafficked concourses and is anticipated to see nearly half of all passenger traffic at CLT. Project budget is $637,500 USD–to cover all artist fees, design, testing, fabrication and installation, including but not limited to travel, public meeting presentations, administration, taxes and insurance.  Applications are available through SlideRoom, an online application system for calls for entry. There is no fee to submit qualifications. Applications will not be accepted after the February 10, 2017 11:59 p.m. (EST) deadline. 

Call for Artists - 28th Annual California Clay Competition Exhibit - deadline February 12, 2017
The Artery, home of the Artists’ Cooperative of Davis, will host the Exhibit in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. The juried competition is open to all California residents. Artworks must be made of clay; or mixed media, with clay being the major emphasis of the work. Works accepted must be for sale (and appropriately priced), available for the duration of the exhibit, and made within the last two years. Exhibition dates are April 28 - May 26, 2017. For more information and to download the Entry Form, visit

Call to Quilt Artists – Brickhouse Gallery – deadline April 1
African American History Legacy (AAHL)™ is currently seeking African American quilt artists residing in the United States, to participate in a juried exhibition titled, “NEVER, EVER FORGET” - AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: THE MIDDLE PASSAGE AND BEYOND.™” The Artist is asked to create an African American living history quilt using their own style and composition. The artist must either narrate a work of art depicting their own personal story as an African American or tell stories of African American historical or contemporary persons and events. The exhibition will be for the month of August, 2017 at the Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex.  Click here for more information and to apply.

TechSoup Technology Assistance - ongoing
TechSoup offers managed IT services, technology training courses and webinars, and help with social media analytics for nonprofit organizations.

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.


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.


Art Gallery Operations Class - Cosumnes River College - Spring 2017
Learn & Experience: planning and installing of exhibitions, preparing, documenting and preserving artwork, docent activities and gallery outreach programs.  Sign up today to attend the class. 

Writer's Conference - Arizona State University, Tempe- February 16-18
The Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference is an annual creative writing conference at Arizona State University that brings together writers, readers, and lovers of literature for three days of instruction, inspiration, and community.  Click here for 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.