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Internship and Assistantship Program - Music Circus - deadline April 3
Summer 2017 internship program: Build your career network with Music Circus staff, designers, artists, technicians and other interns as you immerse yourself in the world of professional musical theatre with the largest continually operating musical theatre in-the-round in the country.  More Info.  Click here for the application
Summer 2017 assistantship program: Providing hands on learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who are getting ready to embark upon a career in professional theatre. The Professional Assistantship program offers vital training and mentorship towards a career in arts administration.  More Info.  Submit Letter of Recommendation here

Two 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:

Arts in Corrections Manager – California Arts Council – Open until filled
The California Arts Council is seeking qualified applicants for an Arts in Corrections Manager, supporting the Council’s arts in corrections program. As part of the state's multi-tiered investment in public safety, the California Arts Council's Arts in Corrections program provides critical rehabilitative arts services to California's incarcerated population and is made possible by an interagency partnership with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  Click here for information on how to apply.

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


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 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.

California Leadership Program - California Presenters - deadline April 7
California Presenters (CP) is pleased to accept applications for the All California Leadership Program. Through this program, we offer a year-long, intensive one-on-one mentorship program aimed to assist arts presenters of diverse levels of experience in developing skills necessary to succeed as leaders in the field. We will hand-pair promising emerging or established administrators with well-respected, senior CP members who have demonstrated a personal commitment to advancing the professional development of new leaders in the presenting field. Application deadline line is 5pm Friday, April 7, 2017.  

Script Submissions - Access Sacramento - deadline April 11

Access Sacramento seeks 10-minute family-friendly short film script entries about Sacramento for its 18th annual "A Place Called Sacramento" Film Festival. In preparation for the script competition and resulting film production process, Access Sacramento is providing four specialty workshops on Saturdays: 

*  Short Form Script Writing - Four Saturdays beginning March 4

*  Short Film Production Tips - Four Saturdays beginning April 22

*  Make Up Basics - One day May 27

*  Acting for the Camera - One day June 3

For more information:  916-456-8600 ext. 100 or 

Call for Artists – Effie Yeaw Nature Center– deadline April 15
Artists aged 16+ are invited to submit artwork for a themed, open, juried exhibition -- Art Where Wild Things Are -- featuring broad and creative interpretations of life in our local, natural world. Show will run May 16 - June 4, 2017. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Call for Artists – Future Shock – deadline April 15
This open-call exhibition asks artists to investigate the relevance of the concept of “future shock”, first introduced by Alvin Toffler in his 1970 book of the same name.  Toffler conceptualized “future shock” as the social and psychological inability to process rapid technological and cultural transformation.  WAL Public Market, Sacramento, CA.  Contact: B. Wilson with questions at:

Call for Artists – Community Memorial Museum – deadline April 15

The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County is excited to announce the theme for the 5th Annual Fall Art Exhibit: The History of Hunting in Yuba-Sutter. There is a long history of hunting in the bi-county area. The exhibit will be on display at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County September 9 through November 12, 2017.  All work included in the exhibit will be for sale, with 70% of the sale price going to the artist. All mediums will be considered, as will all sizes of work. To be considered, please send 3-4 photographs (3 MB max per image) of your work to, or mail them on a disc or thumb drive to Jessica Hougen, Museum Director/Curator, Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County, 1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City, CA 95993.  Submissions must be received by April 15.

Call for Artists - San Francisco Arts Commission - deadline April 17
SFO is currently carrying out a replacement terminal and concourse facility for Terminal 1 (T1). The Terminal design offers a number of opportunities for large-scale, visually dramatic artworks that will mark intersections and terminuses, and create more defined architectural spaces within the larger building. One such opportunity is for a large-scale suspended sculptural form above the TSA security-screening checkpoint located on the ground level of the terminal's departures hall. Applications due on April 17, 2017. Apply today!

Film Submissions - NBCUniversal Short Film Festival - deadline May 15

One of the biggest companies in the TV and film industry is looking for the next breakout filmmaker. NBCUniversal is looking for up and coming directors, writers, and actors, introducing them to top industry leaders while awarding prizes ranging from camera packages, monetary grants to development meetings and talent deals. For more details:

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:

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.


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.