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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Public Art Project Manager, Arlington Cultural Affairs, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 5, 2023, 11:59 p.m., EDT
The Arlington Economic Development (AED), Division of Cultural Affairs is seeking a Public Art Project Manager to implement public art and design enhancements as a component of County, site plans, and other permanent and temporary projects by providing project management, leadership, expertise, and guidance to the County and other agencies in support of the County's Public Art Master Plan and Public Art Policy goals.
This Public Art Manager will report to the Public Art Administrator and work with the Public Art, Cultural Affairs, and AED teams to support communication and project activities to publicize, advocate for, and elevate the profile of public art and design enhancements in the County.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Made in Arlington Market, Arlington Art Walk, MoCA Arlington, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Open until filled
EVENT DATE AND TIME: Thursday, October 5, 2023, 3-7 p.m.
The Arlington Art Walk returns this fall and we have been invited to hold a Made in Arlington Market at the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington during the event. Outdoor if weather permitting, indoor if inclement.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Arts Action Fund Social Media Contractor, Americans for the Arts, remote
DEADLINE: Open until filled
The Arts Action Fund’s overarching goal is to enlist and mobilize 1 million arts advocates as members. All the contractor’s tasks aim to advance membership for the Fund and its political action committee (PAC). Helping to increase membership entails educating the Fund’s social media following, organizing membership data, and collaborating with the AAF team on research projects and programming. Because the Arts Action Fund is a small organization, the contractor will have to hold a variety of skills and take on other tasks such as helping with website development, graphic design, and managing financial documents. The most beneficial skills the Arts Action Fund contractor should have are strong marketing and communication skills, the ability to perform meticulous tasks, as well as an eye for design.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Senior Vice President of Equitable Advocacy, Americans for the Arts, remote
DEADLINE: Open until filled
Americans for the Arts (AFTA) is a national nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization dedicated to equitably advocating for the economic, cultural, social, and educational power of the arts. AFTA promotes the arts and culture sector as a national asset and vital driver to solve some of the country’s greatest challenges and help create healthy and thriving communities where all can experience the arts for a lifetime.
Having completed a transformative Strategic Realignment Process, Task Force for Racial and Cultural Equity, and a staff-led people first workplace culture rebuild, AFTA embraces:
- Transformative Ethos: Demonstrate highly visible, unmistakable behaviors and values for belonging, collaboration and transparency.
- Universal Narrative: Focus messages and programs around artistic engagement and creativity.
- Narrow and Deep Strategy: Align all initiatives to equitable advocacy.
- Collective Structure: Engage partnerships to empower collaboration and a network of networks.
Equitable advocacy is AFTA’s strategy for continuously encouraging support for the arts and culture ecosystem. It seeks to integrate the different ways of advocating to achieve mutually complementary and equitable effects. For example, it uses congressional engagement, partnership development, policy & programs development, and local arts agency engagement teams in which each team collaborates with and supports the other. It fosters a culture of continuous learning, and achieves integrated, inclusive, diverse, and accessible advocacy policies, practices, partnerships, and programming outcomes.
Americans for the Arts staff is reorganizing into three major groups Equitable Advocacy, Institutional Effectiveness, Relationship Development, with an Executive Leadership Team.
CALL TO VIRGINIA ARTISTS AND VENDORS: Mason Square Market, George Mason University, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Open until filled
EVENT DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, September 27, 3-7:00 p.m.|
t's market season at Mason Square! Join activities and vendors on the plaza that welcomes students, faculty, neighbors and more. Sign up today for a free table to get a head start on local shopping.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Embrace Your Colors, mosaicArts Gallery, Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: Monday, October 25, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 18, 2023
EXHIBITION DATES (Onsite): November — December 2023
FEE: no entry fee, $50 exhibition fee, 30% sales commission
One of the most fulfilling experiences in life is being able to express oneself freely. We believe that everyone has a colorful story to tell and can showcase their creativity. We invite all artists who make 2D or 3D art, no matter how much experience they have, to come and share their art with us and celebrate all types of art. We look forward to seeing your creative work!
Eligibility: The submission is open to U.S. artists aged 18 or older. Only small 2D and 3D artworks are allowed, with a maximum size of 4 feet tall by 2 feet wide for 2D works and 5 feet tall by 2 feet wide by 2 feet deep for 3D works. The maximum weight limit for 3D works is 40 lbs.
CALL TO PHOTOGRAPHERS: 5th Annual Leica Woman Photo Project, Leica and Photoville
DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 11:59 p.m., ET
AWARDS: Leica SL2-S Camera and $10,000
Announcing the 5th Annual Leica Women Foto Project Award in collaboration with Photoville. The Award welcomes applicants from the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, and Canada (excluding Québec), where one applicant from each region will be awarded a Leica SL2-S camera set and $10,000 USD.
This year's award celebrates the power of perspective, inviting applicants to submit a photo essay made with any make/model camera, under themes of reclamation, resilience, and rebirth.
Leica Women Foto Project Award recipients will be determined by a panel of notable judges based on quality of photography, sophistication of project, and a dedication to the medium of photography.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Where Should we Start?, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 14, 11:59p.m., ET
For WPA’s 2023–2024 program season, we are inviting DC-area artists to submit ideas for one-night only events around the question: “Where should we start?”
WPA’s first-ever symposium How can we gather now? (March 2023) explored questions of community and the potential of gathering as a crucial practice. During her keynote talk, author and organizer adrienne maree brown spoke about the different scales and modalities of gathering and how healing and change start at the individual level.
As we embark on our 48th season, we are excited to invite DC-area artists to imagine programs that will challenge us towards new unimagined directions for future project development in response to the question: “Where should we start?”
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director, Printed Matter, New York, NY
DEADLINE: open until filled
Printed Matter is seeking an ambitious, visionary Executive Director (ED) who understands and is eager to build on the organization's history and achievements. The successful candidate will have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and artists; an international perspective and network; a solid grasp on contemporary artists and publishing; the ability, aspiration, and courage to discourse with all stakeholders in the art world. This position is also the leading spokesperson for the organization and, therefore, a candidate must be able to effectively articulate the goals and vision of the organization to a wide range of constituencies, including current and potential funders. Fundraising skills and experience are critical as is an entrepreneurial spirit and approach to bookselling and distribution. In addition, the individual will have excellent judgment and significant management experience, including familiarity with basic financial management programs. The Executive Director is supported by a staff of 15, including the Deputy Director/Director of Development, and reports to the Board of Directors.
The organization Printed Matter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the distribution, understanding, and appreciation of artists' books and publications. Printed Matter was founded in 1976 in New York City by a group of artists and art workers in response to the growing phenomenon of artists’ book production and played a foundational role in bringing greater visibility to the medium. Printed Matter is now the world's largest nonprofit distributor of artists' books, offering extensive public programming, online resources, and educational initiatives. Printed Matter will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2026.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Open until filled
Multiple opportunities are available.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Director of Advancement, Monument Lab, Philadelphia, PA
DEADLINE: Open until filled
Monument Lab is a nonprofit public art and history studio based in Philadelphia. Monument Lab works with artists, students, educators, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on participatory approaches to public engagement and collective memory. Founded by Paul Farber and Ken Lum in 2012, Monument Lab cultivates and facilitates critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments.
The Director of Advancement will work to strengthen the mission of Monument Lab by creating, leading, planning, and managing a comprehensive development and fundraising effort to deepen and sustain our organizational growth. In collaboration with a wide network of partners and stakeholders, internally and externally, the Director of Advancement will play a key role in supporting existing organizational relationships and cultivating new opportunities with institutional, corporate, and individual donors.
Reporting to the Director of Monument Lab, this position will serve on the leadership team and work in close coordination with the Chief Operating Officer and Board of Directors. The Director of Advancement will collaborate across all departments to organize and execute development initiatives. The position will develop systems and implement best practices to shape an expanding advancement team. In addition, this position will have supervisory responsibilities.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communications Manager (20 hours a week), Eco-Action Arlington, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Open until filled
- Manage and coordinate communication efforts including monthly e-newsletter, blog posts, web content, social media posts, fundraising appeals.
- Develop and implement a communications plan to support the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan
- Manage social media presence and EcoAction Arlington website and lead website update to reflect new organizational strategic plan
- Provide messaging for written communications, including fundraising appeals
- Create social media graphics used to promote events and fundraising campaigns
- Develop communications plans and messaging for major fundraising campaigns
- Analyze digital metrics from a variety of tools (Google analytics, Hootsuite, TweetDeck) and synthesize monthly, and to inform best practices
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Outreach Assistant (20 hours a week), Eco-Action Arlington, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Open until filled
- Organize and implement community and school/youth group outreach events
- Coordinate volunteer engagement for outreach events
- Implement service projects and assist with all logistics, including ordering supplies
- Promote opportunities for service projects and outreach events to local organizations and corporations
- Coordinate communications with volunteers
- Track the impact of events for funders
- Compile program accomplishments and photos/videos for our communications team
- Work with the staff team to track the engagement of volunteers and program participants in our database.
- Complete other tasks as requested
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Director of Learning and Engagement, (Full-Time, Permanent) New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
DEADLINE: open until filled
The New Britain Museum of American Art, a major art collection and beloved community resource in central Connecticut, is building a new collaborative team among the education and curatorial staff under the direction of recently hired CEO Brett Abbott. This is an exciting opportunity for the newly defined position of Director of Learning and Engagement (DLE) to chart a fresh course forward in close collaboration with leadership across the Museum. The position requires a confident, connected museum educator deeply involved in the field, one who believes in cross-departmental collaboration, strategic alignment with the mission, and a passion for creative engagement among all demographics. As the Museum looks to sustainably broaden and strengthen its regional service, this is an important moment to contribute ambitious, creative and fundable ideas for growth and deepen a network of relationships for the NBMAA.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Recreation Class Instructors (Independent Contractors) Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: open until filled
COMPENSATION: Varies; class contractors are paid 60% of gross revenue collected for each taught session, which is based on number of class attendees.
Arlington Parks & Recreation is looking for enthusiastic, thoughtful and engaged instructors as Independent Contractors for it's large and diverse set of recreation classes, including classes promoted in Enjoy Arlington and 55+ Guide. Instructors will be responsible for teaching their classes in seasonal sessions that run 8-12 weeks at a time.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Spectral Performance Art Festival and Market, Rhizome, Takoma Park, MD
DEADLINES: PERFORMERS: Monday, September 18, 2023
VENDORS: Monday, September 25, 2023
VOLUNTEERS: Monday, October 2, 2023
FESTIVAL DATES: Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22, 2023
The SPECTRAL Performance Art Festival invites artists and vendors to explore the mysteries, phantasms, and incorporeal inspirations that haunt us. As we navigate a world devoid of meaning, how can we meet that void and give shape to emptiness? What ghosts and specters emerge from the darkness, flickering at us from the shadows, directing us toward memory, dream, and phan-tasy? SPECTRAL presents performances that blur the boundaries between the spiritual and the mundane, embracing the ethereal presence of ghosts that shape and warp our perceptions. Join us on October 21st and 22nd at Rhizome DC for a celebration of thought-provoking performance art that transcends conventional boundaries. Audience members can immerse themselves in captivating performances while browsing through a diverse range of products and offerings, including handcrafted art pieces, apparel, food, and interactive workshops.
Be a part of the SPECTRAL Performance Art Festival! Unravel the mysteries that lie beyond the surface as we navigate the intricate interplay between the seen and the unseen and leave with unique pieces from local DMV artists--all in time for Halloween!
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Director of Community Partnerships (4 day, 32 hour week), National Arts Strategies (NAS), Washington, DC, remote
DEADLINE: Expressions of Interest will be accepted until at least Friday, September 29, 5 p.m. EDT. Priority review given to those received by Friday, September 22, 5 p.m. EDT.
NAS is searching for a thoughtful and creative leader with strong relationship building, connecting, and facilitation skills to join the organization in a brand new role. Reporting to the VP, Learning and Evaluation, the Director of Community Partnerships will be an integral part of the NAS team, leading collaborations with external partners that will support arts leaders and create positive change within the performing arts sector.
The successful candidate will be a diplomatic and organized administrator, a generative problem solver, and skilled in implementation and program delivery. They can co-create meaningful experiences and work with a diverse set of stakeholders in a compassionate way; inspired by trends and practices across industries, and committed to continuous learning in service of exploring and facilitating growth of NAS’s impact across sectors.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Request for Qualifications, VisArts Lincoln Park Community Center Mural Project
DEADLINE: Saturday, September 23, 12:00 a.m.
VisArts, with the support of the City of Rockville’s Department of Recreation and Parks and the Maryland State Arts Council, is seeking a professional public artist to create a site-specific mural design using themes and ideas from community stakeholders. The planning grant is for developing a design; the intention is to apply for an implementation grant from the State of Maryland in late 2023. The purpose of the mural is to beautify the exterior wall facing the playground of the Lincoln Park Community Center and to celebrate the community’s past, present, and future.
The Lincoln Park community dates to 1891, when a Union veteran started selling quarter-acre lots to aspiring Black homeowners. Today, Lincoln Park is one of the most diverse communities in Rockville, with residents from the Philippines, El Salvador, Ethiopia, and China. Lincoln Park has evolved, but its rich history has endured and is celebrated by an active community. This project seeks to celebrate that history while embracing the culture and history of its newer residents.
The community center is an active facility hosting classes, camps, recreation programs, and a large after school program.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Seasons, Ten Moir Gallery, Kansas City, MO, online
DEADLINE: Sunday, September 28, 2023
FEES: $25 for 3 submissions
PRIZES: $150 Best in Show, plus other prizes
EXHIBITION DATES: Monday, October 9 – Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Whether you’re inspired by the vibrant colors of spring, the sun-kissed landscapes of summer, the golden hues of autumn, or the serene beauty of winter, we encourage you to submit your artwork and share your unique vision of the seasons. Open to artists from all backgrounds, mediums, and locations. Whether you specialize in painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, or any other form of visual art, we welcome your submissions. The competition promises not only exposure but also a chance to win our Best in Show award. Please note that all participants must be at least 18 years of age.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Beyond Earth Juried Art Competition | All Mediums Accepted, Ten Moir Gallery, Kansas City, MO
DEADLINE: Thursday, September 28, 2023, 10:59 p.m.
FEE: Early Bird: $18 for 3 submissions – August 28th, 2023; Regular: $25 for 3 submissions
PRIZE: $150, along with social media promotion, a digital certificate of recognition, and more.
Step into the realm of boundless imagination and embark on a cosmic adventure with the Beyond Earth Art Competition. We invite artists from all corners of the universe to transcend the limits of earthly creativity and explore the uncharted territories of the extraterrestrial. Let your imagination soar as you envision alien landscapes, futuristic spacecraft, and celestial wonders beyond our wildest dreams. Open to all mediums, locations, and skill levels. Must be 18 years or older to apply.
10% of the entry fees will be donated to a worthy charity, allowing you to contribute to a meaningful cause while sharing your artistic vision.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Wild and Tamed International Art Competition, Blue Koi Gallery, online
DEADLINE: Saturday, September 30, 2023
ENTRY FEE: $20 for 4 pieces
AWARDS: First prize: $100, Second prize: $75, third prize: $25
Wild and Tamed Animals Art Competition, a celebration of creatures in their untamed and domesticated forms. This competition encourages artists to capture the essence of wildlife in their natural habitats or portray the profound connection between humans and their tamed companions. Open to all artists, regardless of location, and participants must be 18 years or older. Submissions in various mediums and skill levels are encouraged to apply.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Koi Artist Award-Open themed, Blue Koi Gallery, online
DEADLINE: Saturday, September 30, 2023
FEE: $40 for 4 images
Blue Koi Gallery is excited to announce the “The Koi Artist Award” for the month of September this online art contest will be open themed. First Prize will be awarded US$300 cash. All winning artists (Honorable Mention& Finalist) will receive a digital award certificate. Artists from all skill levels and around the world are welcome to apply. The theme may include any body of work, for it is open to all ideas, style, or taste. All visual art is allowed.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Sky, Juried Art Exhibition, UPWARD Gallery, Online
DEADLINE: Saturday, October 7, 2023, 5:00 p.m., EDT
ENTRY FEE: $12 for entry, $10 (2-4 entries), $9 (5 or more entries)
Acceptable mediums include all traditional art media (e.g., oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink; drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratch board, markers, metal point), digital painting, arts and crafts (beadwork, pottery, embroidery, floristry, batik, stained glass, two-dimensional collage and fabric art as well, etc.).
All artists 18 and older are encouraged to submit their work in any medium, style, and genre.
All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at upwardgallery.com.
The winners are interviewed by the UPWARD Gallery editors for publication in the printed edition UPWARD’s Quarterly and on our site.
Each entrant of the competition receives a personal page in the UPWARD gallery. Selected works will be featured in curated galleries on our site. All entrants will receive digital certificates based on the results of the competition.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Open Theme Juried Art Competition, Blue Koi Gallery, Online
DEADLINE: October 15, 2023
Introducing the “Open Theme” online art competition. Whether you’re drawn to abstract concepts, figurative representations, landscapes, or experimental art forms, the choice is yours. Embrace your artistic voice and let your imagination guide you. Must be 18 or older to participate. All visual art mediums are invited and embraced.
Winning artworks will receive certificates, promotions, and be featured in an exclusive exhibition. This is a unique opportunity to connect with fellow artists, art enthusiasts, and potential patrons. Show us your unique perspective, your passion, and your vision through your artwork. We can’t wait to see the incredible submissions!
CALL TO ARTISTS: ArtWalk Collaborative Artist in Residence (AiR) with Clay, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
DEADLINE: Sunday, October 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m., EDT
STIPEND: $3000, travel and lodging not provided (non-residential)
PROJECT LENGTH: Three weeks, March-April 2024
The Montgomery College Collaborative A.i.R. is a 3-week program in which a professional artist is embedded in the Rockville and Germantown Art Departments, providing the unique opportunity for students to work directly with contemporary artists other than faculty. Students have the authentic experience of creating artwork for public installation, as part of collaboration with peers, faculty, and the artist working toward a common goal of an art installation or social practice project. The A.i.R. will work with students both inside and outside the studio to create work that will engage students and A.i.R. during the annual outdoor ArtWalk events. This collaborative work will use art and creative thinking to impact the community of students and should focus on projects that culminate in activities and projects to be viewed or participated in outdoors. We are seeking individuals or groups with a wide range of ceramic artistic practices, including (but not limited to) raw clay installations and video.
CALL TO ARTISTS: RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency), Philadelphia, PA
DEADLINE: October 22, 2023
This is an artist in residency in a waste reduction and recycling center in Philadelphia.
CALL TO ARTISTS: 2024 International Artist Grand Prize Competition, Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association, Taipei, Taiwan
DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 31, 2030, 23:59 p.m.
Finalists will be announced on December 25, 2023.
The Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association has organized one of Asia’s top art contests, the International Artist Grand Prize Competition (I.A.G.P.C.). The organizer is now combining I.A.G.P.C. together with Art Revolution Taipei (A.R.T.), the most important platform of art exchange in Taiwan, to promote individual artists to the international market. The combined power of both of these unrivaled art outlets will result in more opportunities of sponsorship, exhibition and sale.
Free to enter
Open to all top artists over 18 years old
Award: Please see web site for details of awards
All accepted artworks will be displayed during A.R.T. 2024, April 26 to April 28, 2024 (VIP night April 25).
The organizer will announce the Award winners at the official website by August 31, 2024.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Noir, Art Fluent, online
DEADLINE: Saturday, November 11, 2023, 2:00 a.m.
ENTRY FEE: $25 for first entry/$10 for each additional entry, you may enter up to 20 total.
PRIZES: Best of Show: $750, Two Director’s Choice awards: $250 each
Step into the shadows and embrace the mysterious allure of Noir. Defined by moody and atmospheric aesthetics, this artistic genre thrives on the interplay of light and shadow, creating an evocative visual style characterized by deep shadows and high drama. Noir goes beyond a mere genre; it evokes an underlying energy of tension, ambiguity, and emotional intensity like no other. Dark and mysterious on steroids. Submit your shadowy masterpieces and show us NOIR from your perspective.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Emotional Thresholds, Art Fluent, Online
DEADLINE: Friday, December 15, 2023
FEE: $25 for first entry, $10 for each additional entry
PRIZES: two prizes totaling $1200.
Navigating the edge of our feelings is a complex process. Art is a channel that can help us explore emotions we experience when confronting challenging situations, heartaches, or personal growth. Embrace the power of feeling as a creative muse and delve into its boundless depth and complexity—joy, sorrow, love, fear, hope, and every sentiment that colors the human experience. We seek to celebrate the rich tapestry of emotions that make us human, the emotion that brings us to the edge of our feelings. Show us Emotional Thresholds from your perspective.
Ongoing Opportunity Resources
PUBLIC ART AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Americans for the Arts maintains both a Public Art and Job Opportunities webpage.
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PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNTIES: CODAworx, a global leader in commissioned artwork, manages a database of RFP’s for public art.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Temporary Art Installation Opportunity at Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax, VA, ArtsFairfax, Fairfax, VA
ArtsFairfax invites artists, artist teams, and arts organizations who work or live in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the City of Falls Church to complete the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) at artsfairfax.submittable.com. Macerich will select artists/teams/organizations to provide visual art exhibitions for temporary installation, either static or interactive.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Murals at Mason, Fairfax, VA
Murals at Mason is seeking artists in DC, MD, and VA to submit mural proposals for multiple sites inside the Manassas Regional Airport and other sites in Fairfax County.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Artist Roster for Wall Projects, Montgomery County, MD
The Artist Roster for Wall Projects (Roster) connects pre-qualified local artists residing in the Greater Washington area to commissions for wall projects in Montgomery County. The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) seeks muralists, as well as artists who work in mosaic, tile, low-relief and other installation media suitable for temporary or permanent installation on exterior walls for the Roster. Montgomery County-based ALAANA Artists (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) are encouraged to apply.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Baltimore Mural Program, Baltimore, MD
The Baltimore Mural Program was created in 1975 to make Baltimore neighborhoods more attractive, instill a sense of pride, provide employment for local artists in their own field, combat graffiti in neighborhoods, and engage young people in the beautification of their own communities. Working with the artists, neighborhood groups/associations and funding sources, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) coordinates and directs this ongoing program.
The Baltimore Mural Program has produced more than 250 murals across the city, creating an outdoor public museum for the enjoyment of the people of Baltimore. We work with local mural artists who have experience working with communities.
ARTIST OPPPORTUNITIES: Creative Placemaking Communities maintains a job board
EAST CITY ART, a virtually based platform supporting visual arts in the DC area, has an extensive listing of arts opportunities in the area.
ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES: The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin, updated weekly and maintained by Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies and information on available studio spaces in the area. To post your call for entry, email Caitlin Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Career listings from leading arts institutions around the country as collected by ArtTable, a professional organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts.
DEADLINE: open until filled
CALL TO ARTISTS: Gallery Underground reviewing new member applications, Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
Gallery Underground is currently accepting applications for new gallery members. We have openings for 2 and 3D work. We are located in the Crystal City shops near the new Amazon headquarters. Gallery Underground is an Arlington Artists Alliance gallery promoting the works of established and emerging regional artists. There is no fee to apply.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Busboys and Poets, DC, Maryland and Virginia area (DMV)
Busboys and Poets, a community gathering place, restaurant and cultural hub for artists, activists, writers, thinkers and dreamers, is looking for visual art in all media to display at its seven locations in the DMV. Artists may submit up to 12 original works to be reviewed, ranging from but not limited to drawings, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, assemblage, fiber, quilts, etc. Standing sculpture should be no larger than 24” in height.
THEMES: Art images reflecting equity and social justice, womanism, life in the DMV, COVID-19, community transformation, family, portraiture, whimsy, abstraction and life experiences within diverse cultures are encouraged for submission.
Artists selected will be notified by email at least two weeks in advance of installation.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Marfa Open, Marfa, Texas
Marfa Open Art Festival and Marfa Open AiR are open to everyone. There are no hard and fast requirements for your project and we’re not concerned with what stage of your career you are in. Marfa Open is about innovation and fostering the creativity of all types of artists making all types of art.
If you’d like to be involved with Marfa Open, we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to host a workshop or have an idea for an event at Marfa Open House, we’d love to hear about that, too.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Workhorse Arts Center exhibition opportunities
CALL TO ARTISTS: Creativity Grants for Projects, Maryland State Arts Council, MD
GRANT AMOUNT: $1,000-$3,500
Creativity Grants for Projects offered by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) are intended to support specific arts projects, events, or programs, however, they are available for independent artists as well as organizations. Each application should focus on a proposal for one specific project or program.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Ideas and Exhibition Proposals, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Washington, DC
All of WPA’s programming begins with a question. On a rolling basis, we accept 100-word curiosity-driven research ideas from artists based anywhere. Our goal is to support artistic research and interdisciplinary practices through the development and presentation of multidisciplinary, collaborative projects, co-organized with WPA. We believe in artists as intellectuals and that collaborative ideation is a process—which can then lead to meaningful experimentation and imaginative cultural production.
We encourage artists from all backgrounds and disciplines to submit their research ideas.
CALL TO ARTISTS: ArtWalk Dupont, Washington, DC
Are you an artist interested in participating in ArtWalk Dupont (third Thursday of the month, 5-8 p.m.), but don't have a space to showcase your artwork? We invite you to submit your portfolio for an opportunity to be featured in one of the Dupont Circle BID businesses or through a public art activation.
WRITERS AND POETS
CALL TO ARTISTS AND WRITERS: Contributors for digital publication Movable Type, 1455 Literary Arts, USA
1455 is always looking for fresh, original contributions to its bi-monthly digital publication Movable Type. Originally conceived as a magazine "by writers for writers" 1455 has greatly expanded its scope and seeks to celebrate storytelling of all types. In 2022, the goal is a more diverse, inclusive multimedia experience; as such, we welcome poetry, flash fiction, essays, memoir, illustrations, visual art, comics, and recorded video of music or dance (interviews and artist statements are also considered). Having already showcased best-selling authors, academics, and creatives, the goal is to further establish Movable Type as a provocative forum for meaningful engagement with art.
Each issue of Movable Type revolves around a theme, and 1455 welcomes submissions year-round. Each issue will be accompanied by a live (virtual) reading, featuring the contributors. Please see the themes for 2022 and send your original work (poetry, fiction, essays, memoir, visual art, photography, etc.) to email@example.com
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Schools Humanities Project Artist Roster Application, Arlington, VA
The Humanities Project is Arlington County’s artist-in-education program that sponsors performances, workshops and residencies for students in Arlington County’s public schools and provides professional development opportunities for teachers.
If you have a program, workshop and/or performance that you feel would benefit the students and/or teachers in Arlington, the Humanities Project encourages you to apply.
Applications can be submitted at any time. Applications will be reviewed in the spring of each year. If you have any questions, please contact the Humanities Coordinator at 703-228-6299.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: PLAZA ART- Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: open until filled
Openings for Sales Associate and Key Holder and other positions throughout the US
ARTIST SUPPLY EXCHANGE: UPCYCLE REUSE ARTIST MATERIAL SHOP, Alexandria, VA
Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314 | 703-861-8705
Metro: King Street-Old Town
Creative reuse is the process of taking used or recyclable materials and turning them into works of art, home decoration or other useful objects. At UpCycle, we rethink our notion of waste, collecting cast-offs from our community to serve as creative art materials. We collect, organize and prep items for use in a variety of creative capacities.
Visit our reuse shop for all of your creative needs! Our inventory is affordable, dynamic and always changing. Materials memberships are available on a daily (fill a bag for a flat fee) or annual basis (unlimited access to our materials for a period of one year).
Stop in to see what’s in store for you today.