Artist Opportunities

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GRANT OPPORTUNITY: FY 25 Arlington Arts Grant Program, Arlington Cultural Affairs, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Thursday, August 15, 2024, 11:59 p.m., EDT
The FY 2025 Arlington Arts Grants Program is a competitive program that supports individual artists and arts organizations with financial grants for operating support (organizations) and activities/projects (individual artists) that:

• Are mission focused;
• Foster excellence, cultural equity and diversity of arts and culture in Arlington County;
• Have significant impact on the community or meet a need in the County; and,
• Result in distinctive, high quality, and meaningful cultural experiences in Arlington County.
Please note that one of the Arts Commission’s priorities is to fund organizations and projects that have a strong dedication to equity and/or youth well-being; it is with that in mind that the review panelists will be looking for projects that meet that goal.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Mural Art Wanted to Connect Holliston Downtown and the Rail Trail, The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Town of Holliston, MA
VIRTUAL Q&A SESSSION:  Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 3:00 p.m., EDT
DEADLINE: Friday, July 19, 2024
STIPEND: $10k to selected artist/artist team
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Town of Holliston invite artists to apply for an exciting public art opportunity. Artists are invited to submit their qualifications and preliminary concepts for mural artwork at three prominent sites where they will enhance connections between the Holliston Rail Trail and the downtown area: 
We seek one artist or team to design and install murals at three sites.
Artists are invited to submit their qualifications and preliminary concepts for mural artwork at three prominent sites where they will enhance connections between the Holliston Rail Trail and the downtown area: 

1.           The doors of the Blair Square Pavilion (Rail Trail at intersection with Central Street) - photographed above

2.           The electric box at the intersection of Washington and Hollis Streets

3.           The electric box at the intersection of Washington and Green Streets

 

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Curator (LUCE Curatorial Fellow), Part-time, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: July 11, 2024
The ideal candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and promise in addition to a strong interest in a museum career. This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Incumbent must have a solid grounding within the broad field of American art with knowledge of art of the late eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth century, but will specialize in one or more areas within that field. The preferred areas of specialization include, but are not limited to the arts of the American Shakers and early American folk art.

  • Conducts research on the permanent collection to help establish a complete database on each work.
  • Develops an in-depth understanding of the objects and their place in American art in a wide context.
  • Reviews works in regard to loan requests including examining collections for conditions requiring conservation and performs cataloging of collections.
  • Works with Senior Curator and senior staff to develop exhibition topics.
  • Independently directs all aspects of the project under supervision of Senior Curator.
  • May serve as SAAM liaison to guest curators, lenders, other offices and Bureaus and outside institutions for the purpose of coordinating the preparation, staging and touring of exhibitions.
  • Responsible for completeness and accuracy of exhibition graphics and wall text.
  • Presents gallery talks and lectures related to the museum collections. Responds to routine inquiries from the public.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Fall Denbo Fellowship, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Hyattsville, MD
DEADLINE: Monday, July 15, 2024
FEE: $25
The Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists from a range of artistic disciplines an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. It provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic in the areas of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts.
Minimum three weeks, maximum one month, and should occur between September 1 - Nov 15, 2024 (specify dates in the application).

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Studio Internship (Fall 2024), Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Hyattsville, MD
DEADLINE: Monday, July 15, 2024
STIPEND: $2K
Pyramid now offers a paid internship opportunity for college or post-college artists. Our interns are a core part of the Pyramid team and gain hands-on experience in printmaking, papermaking, and book arts. Interns work with various communities, including the general public and professional artists, while gaining experience in the day-to-day operations of a non-profit art center and gallery.

 

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CALL FOR PRINTERS: Pyramid Letterpress Calendar, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Hyattsville, MD
DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 30. 2024
Pyramid is seeking artists currently working in letterpress to help create a beautiful hand-printed editioned calendar. The Pyramid Letterpress Calendar is an annual letterpress showcase and fundraiser designed and printed by volunteer artists. Each printer will design and print a month, either individually or in collaboration with another printer. Participating artists will receive one calendar and volunteer hours/credits towards a class or studio rental. Ideally, artists should already be certified in Pyramid’s Letterpress Studio, however, we will certify up to three artists with letterpress experience.

 

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Sculpture NOW 2024, Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
DEADLINE: Sunday, August 4, 2024, 11:59p.m., EDT
EXHIBITION DATES: Thursday, September 12 – Saturday, October 26, 2024
PRIZE: Rooney Prize -an honorarium of $500 will be given to an artist/artist team selected by the juror whose work reflects the best qualities for the overall WSG Sculpture NOW 2024show. 
Sculpture NOW 2024 is a non-thematic exhibition of new works, finished within the last two years. Three-dimensional freestanding sculpture, wall-hung and ceiling-hung sculpture, and installations as well as multimedia and performance-based works are welcome. Basic technical support will be provided by MPA. The artist must provide any video and sound equipment. The art may be finished or in the form of a proposal. We highly recommend that artists visit the space if they wish to submit installations, site-specific work, or a proposal. Juried by Nancy Sausser
The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website (www.washingtonsculptors.org), and send checks, along with the membership form, to the WSG address, or may join online through PayPal on the WSG website. Existing WSG members must renew their dues for 2024 to be eligible for this exhibition. 

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Artina 2024: A Point of View, Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD
DEADLINE: Sunday, August 4, 11:59p.m., EDT
EXHIBITION DATES: Wednesday, September 18 – Saturday, November 10, 2024
The phrase ‘a point of view’ can have multiple meanings. It can be defined as a position or perspective from which physical objects, mental concepts, issues, etc are considered or evaluated. It can also be used to refer to one’s opinion or perspective on things, their personal view of the world. In art, perspective is the process of translating the 3-dimensional world onto a 2-dimensional canvas. It is the skill of using line, mathematics, color, and any number of techniques to trick the eye into seeing through a plane into another world. In modern parlance, the initialization POV has become ubiquitous, whether in the world of gaming or social media, to reference scenes and videos from the perspective of the person looking out at the world. Borrowing this language, this exhibition asks artists to ponder the nature of perspective. Each of us has a unique lens through which we view, navigate, and react to the world. While we can never fully inhabit another’s viewpoint, as artists, we have the power to offer glimpses of our own ways of seeing the world, made manifest through our work and the discourse around it.
Artists are invited to explore POV as a concept or technique for sculpting illusion, presenting your view of reality, commenting on the fallibility of perception, offering multiple viewpoints of a concept, providing a historical perspective on a topic of choice, or any other way that best presents your point of view.

-- Nehemiah Dixon, III, Juror

The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website (www.washingtonsculptors.org), and send checks, along with the membership form, to the WSG address, or may join online through PayPal on the WSG website. Existing WSG members must renew their dues for 2024 to be eligible for this exhibition.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Maryland Monument to Honor Black Patriots who served in the Revolutionary War, Maryland State Arts Council, Annapolis, MD
DEADLINE: Friday, August 9, 2024, 11:59 p.m., EDT
The State of Maryland is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications from artists, or teams of artists with experience in figurative sculptural artwork to design and create a memorial to honor Black Patriots who served in the American Revolutionary War. Once identified, qualified artists will then be invited to submit proposals to be considered for commissioned work to create a monument that will be located on the grounds of the Maryland State House.
The Monument to Honor Black Patriots aims to honor and acknowledge the overlooked history of the African American community in early Maryland, the majority of whom were free Blacks. The monument will communicate that the history of African Americans in Maryland begins with the free and indentured Black passengers on the Ark and the Dove’s original 1634 landing.
The purpose of the sculpture is to honor these unsung Patriots who were members of the Continental Army community and to expand public understanding of the people who contributed to the fight for American independence.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: McLean Community Center 50th Anniversary - Old Firehouse Center Mural , McLean, Virginia
DEADLINE: Friday, August 16, 2024, 5 p.m., EDT
COMPENSATION: $30K This fee includes design, community engagement, materials, site preparation, fabrication, insurance, travel, installation and a maintenance plan for the artwork.
McLean Community Center (MCC) is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams for two public art projects it is commissioning in McLean. The two public art projects are part of the center’s 50th Anniversary celebration, which will take place in 2025. The first project is a mural to be created for the rear wall of the Old Firehouse Center (OFC), located at 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.
The selected artist/team will design, fabricate and install a permanent work of art at the Old Firehouse Center (OFC), 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., in August 2025. Artists who are invited to submit a proposal and be interviewed will receive an honorarium of $500.
The permanent mural should express civic pride, showcase the diversity of the McLean community and provide place-making for the area. The artist/team will have an opportunity to engage with community members to inform the design of the mural. MCC/OFC staff will work with the artist/team to coordinate community engagement.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: McLean Community Center 50th Anniversary --- Typographical Sculpture, McLean, Virginia
DEADLINE: Friday, August 16, 2024, 5 p.m., EDT
BUDGET: $80K
McLean Community Center (MCC) is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams for two public art projects it is commissioning in McLean. The two public art projects are part of the center’s 50th Anniversary celebration, which will take place in 2025. The second project is a typographical sculpture to be placed on the rear plaza of MCC, which is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.
The selected artist/team will design, fabricate and install a permanent work of art at 1234 Ingleside Ave. in Spring 2025. Artists invited to submit a proposal and interview will receive an honorarium of $500.
The artist/team will be responsible for designing, fabricating, and installing a permanent typographic work of art based on MCC letters/logo that will welcome residents to the Center and provide place-making for the area. The site-specific, impactful design will be based upon the MCC letters/logo. The design should increase the visibility and identity of the MCC. The art should be recognizable from a distance with a strong day and nighttime presence. It should be engaging from all angles/directions and include interactive elements, such as seating, while ensuring safety.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Beyond Earth Online Art Competition, Ten Moir Gallery, Kansas City, MO
DEADLINE: Saturday, September 28, 2024, 10:59 p.m.
PRIZES: With a potential to win $750 in cash prizes, this is an opportunity not to be missed! The Best in Show award offers a $250 cash prize, a solo exhibition, and extensive promotion. Plus, entry automatically qualifies you for the Blu Sky Artist Award, with a chance to win $500!
Consider the awe-inspiring beauty of a nebula, the resilience of a spacecraft journeying through the cosmos, or the intricate dance of planets in their orbits. Perhaps your work reflects humanity’s quest for exploration, capturing moments of discovery, challenge, hope, and transformation.
Open Worldwide: All mediums, styles, and backgrounds accepted.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: “Yellow” Online Art Competition, Ten Moir Gallery, Kansas City, MO
DEADLINE: Saturday, September 28, 2024, 10:59 p.m., EDT
PRIZES: With a potential to win $750 in cash prizes, this is an opportunity not to be missed! The Best in Show award offers a $250 cash prize, a solo exhibition, and extensive promotion. Plus, entry automatically qualifies you for the Blu Sky Artist Award, with a chance to win $500!
Are you ready to capture the essence of Yellow? We invite talented artists and photographers to participate in our “Yellow” Online Art Competition. This is your chance to explore the myriad shades and meanings of yellow, from the warmth of the sun to the vibrancy of blooming flowers and present your unique interpretation.
Consider the radiant beauty of a sunflower, the golden hues of autumn leaves, or the vibrant energy of a bustling market. Perhaps your work reflects the human experience, capturing moments of joy, optimism, and enlightenment, all through the lens of yellow.
Open Worldwide: All mediums, styles, and backgrounds accepted.

 

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art, Executive Director and Curator, Reston, VA
DEADLINE: Open until filled
The Executive Director & Curator will have both operational and creative/content decision-making authority across the organization’s principal pillars: exhibitions (including nationally and internationally recognized artists at the main gallery and innovative local and regional artists at the Tephra ICA at Signature gallery, accompanied by robust interdisciplinary public programming), educational programs (notably the county-wide, K-12 Emerging Visions program and Summer Art Camp), and the nationally ranked Tephra ICA Arts Festival. This position reports directly to and will have the support of an engaged board of directors.

 

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Regional Art Coordinator (RAC), JLL, Richmond, VA
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
Our people at JLL and JLL Technologies are shaping the future of real estate for a better world by combining world class services, advisory and technology for our clients. We are committed to hiring the best, most talented people and empowering them to thrive, grow meaningful careers and to find a place where they belong. Whether you’ve got deep experience in commercial real estate, skilled trades or technology, or you’re looking to apply your relevant experience to a new industry, join our team as we help shape a brighter way forward.
The RAC will be part of an art management team composed of a National Lead, Project Manager, and Project Coordinators working as an integrated team with other JLL Service Providers in Facility Management, Project Management, Space Planning and Move Management.
Working Environment:
The Regional Art Coordinator shall office at the Client’s corporate campus and will be part of an Integrated Team consisting of approximately 6+ people. Daily interaction with the Client and other internal stakeholders is expected and part of the synergies resulting from this environment.

 

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STUDIO OPPORTUNITY: Scott’s Edition Clay Street Studio Two Three Space, Richmond, VA
DEADLINE: Open until filled
Studio Two Three is moving from one place to another in Richmond.  They still have a lease on their original Clay Street location until December, 2024. 
What Private Membership at Clay Street will entail: 

* A private studio and 24/7 access to the Clay Street building

* Access to basic screen printing tools (washout booth, screen storage, printing presses, flash dryer, drying rack)

* 24/7 access to the Manchester building & all communal tools

* Studios are $300 a month

Think of it as a truly member-run space. Private members will receive 24/7 access to the main studio space and a private studio, as well as full 24/7 access to our new Manchester space. Membership to the Clay Street building will only run until December 2024. 
The Clay street building will not be regularly staffed -  a cleaner will be on site twice a month for a deep cleaning, but members will be responsible for tidying up after use of the space. We will not be providing printmaking resources beyond tools. We will not have ink, emulsion or tape on hand. Members will be required to bring their own if they are choosing to print at the Clay Street location.

 

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Tree Equity Community Ambassadors, Eco-Action Arlington, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Open until filled

 

EcoAction Arlington is hiring three Tree Equity Community Ambassadors. These ambassadors will work up to 20 hours a month during the following months when we are promoting free trees: November, December, April, May, and June. These positions will be paid on an hourly basis with no benefits.

The Tree Equity Community Ambassadors will support the Outreach Manager at EcoAction Arlington. This role requires a dedicated and passionate candidate who enjoys working at the grassroots level to engage diverse groups. This role is critical in advancing our mission to increase tree canopy coverage in Arlington, with a particular focus on engaging communities with low canopy coverage.

 

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Shakespeare Theatre Company Executive Director, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Open until filled
Reporting to the board of directors as a co-leader alongside the Artistic Director, the Executive Director will be responsible for the business operations of the organization, and the leader of its financial and strategic planning for its evolving business model. This will include overseeing all aspects of STC’s administrative operations, including financial management, labor relations, facilities management and construction, community engagement, and contributed and earned revenue streams. Serving as an engaging community ambassador, they will develop influential connections throughout Washington D.C., as well as nationally and internationally. The Executive Director will build authentic relationships with staff at all organizational levels, as well as with the board, artists, and donors, by being a visible presence in the office and community. A fearless champion of EDI, they will be committed to making STC inclusive for people of all backgrounds and create an organizational culture of respect, teamwork, and accountability.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Assistant Director, Visual Records, Charlottesville, VA
DEADLINE: open until filled
SALARY: $50k
Visible Records is looking for an Assistant Director. The Assistant Director will play a key role in development efforts, working alongside the Founding Director to research, apply for and execute approximately 4 grants per year that support artist projects, residencies and the general operating expenses of Visible Records. The Assistant Director will also play a key role in studio management, helping to ensure that the daily operations of Visible Records run smoothly.
Visible Records is an artist-run gallery and studio space located in Charlottesville, VA. We seek to provide central Virginians with studio membership, exhibition & community organizing space, artist residencies, and programming, with a focus on compelling contemporary arts and building community power.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: The Science of our Surroundings exhibit, Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Alexandria, VA
DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
EXHIBIT DATES: August 2-31, 2024
Science is in everything we do and see. Create something that celebrates your favorite part of this expansive subject. What science inspires you? Diagrams, vocabulary, photography, scientific illustration, contraptions, etc. Share your favorite elements of science, be it current or nostalgic—and the sky’s the limit!
The exhibit is open to all area artists. Del Ray Artisans members pay a discounted entry fee.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: The Science of Our Surroundings, Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Alexandria, VA
DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 11:59 p.m., EDT
EXHIBIT DATES: August 2-31, 2024
The exhibit is open to all area artists. Del Ray Artisans members pay a discounted entry fee.
The Science of our Surroundings art exhibit is in everything we do and see. Create something that celebrates your favorite part of this expansive subject. What science inspires you? Diagrams, vocabulary, photography, scientific illustration, contraptions, etc. Share your favorite elements of science, be it current or nostalgic—and the sky’s the limit!

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: THIS LAND, Art Fluent, Boston, MA
DEADLINE: Friday, July 12, 2024, 2:00 a.m.
PRIZES: Over $1,200 in cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery.
The landscape, with its ocean waves sculpting cliffs and the earth's crust shaping mountains, is a testament to the planet's breathtaking beauty. This diversity of landscapes provides unlimited inspiration for artistic expression, offering so much to explore and countless ways to get creative. We're captivated by nature's endless beauty and invite you to share your perspective of THIS LAND.

 

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2025 Art Exhibits: Visible Touch, Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Alexandria, VA
DEADLINE: Saturday, July 13, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
Del Ray Artisans is seeking exhibit proposals for next year’s calendar. Del Ray Artisans strives to offer exhibits that reach a broad and diverse audience, encourage artistic development, and represent a wide variety of art forms. Experienced and first-time curators welcome!
The Exhibit Selection Committee will review all proposals and make recommendations to the Board for final approval.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Abstract, Juried Art Exhibition, UPWARD Gallery, Online
DEADLINE: Monday, July 15, 2024, 5:00 p.m., EDT
FEE: $12 (1 entry), $10 (2-4 entries), $9 (5 or more entries).
AWARD: All accepted pieces will be displayed on our website, upwardgallery.com. Art industry professionals will review the artworks, and selected pieces will be published in our magazine. We will showcase the artists behind the selected works by featuring them in interviews, profiles, solo exhibitions, and studio visits.
Artists 18 and older are encouraged to submit their works in any medium, style, and genre.
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), sculpture, digital painting, arts and crafts (beadwork, pottery, embroidery, floristry, batik, stained glass, two-dimensional collage and fabric art as well, etc.).
Our platform is designed to share art with new audiences and help artists expand their influence and become known. To achieve our goal, we curate themed online exhibitions and publish UPWARD's Quarterly, a printed art periodical.

 

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CALL TO PHOTOGRAPHERS: Second Annual Street Photography Call, Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 16, 2024
PRIZES: $500 ‘Best in Show’ and $500 ‘People’s Choice’
EXHIBITON DATES: Thursday, August 8 – Sunday, September 22, 2024
DELIVERY OF WORK TO GALLERY: Sunday, August 4, 4 – 6p.m., EDT or by prior arrangement
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, August 11, 4 – 6 p.m., EDT
PICK UP OF UNSOLD WORKS: Sunday, September 22, 4 – 6p.m., EDT
Like our previous show, this exhibition will feature photographs that capture candid moments, revelatory interpretations, and brilliant reflections of the mundane — work commonly referred to as ‘street photography.’ In 1943 the New York Times referred to the street photography of Helen Levitt, as, “fleeting moments of surpassing lyricism, mystery and quiet drama.” Those qualities will be the hallmark of works selected for this show.  We are looking for high aesthetic standards, as well as images that capture a moment, ask a question, or tell a story beyond what is pictured.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, Hyattsville, Maryland
DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 5:00 p.m., EDT
STIPEND: $2500 per selected work, to include all artist fees, costs for installation, documentation of the installed work, transportation, and insurance.
On behalf of the Town of Riverdale Park, the Hyattsville CDC is announcing its annual Call for Artists for the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative. The Initiative seeks seven (7) sculptures of various styles and sizes to display for a one year-long placement, at pre-determined, publicly-accessible sites within the Town of Riverdale Park. All sites have an existing installed concrete footer/pad, specifically designed to accommodate a range of sizes of work and a variety of bases.
Submittals may be of any durable, easily-maintained, exposure-ready media, and, due to the planned temporary nature of the initiative’s installations should be of existing or nearly completed work. Following a jurying process, the works will be installed by the selected artist for a year-long exhibition.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: 2024 Night Market at the Arlington County Fair, Thomas Jefferson Community Center Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Friday, July 19, 2024
The Arlington County Fair Arts and Crafts Night Market is a one-night-only outdoor market that allows artists and crafters to showcase their talent and products to thousands of Northern VA residents. This outdoor evening market is open only to arts and crafts vendors. Vendors will have one 10’x10’ space with a tent (included in the cost of the space rental). All arts and crafts must be original and handmade, and are subject to approval by the Indoor Vendors Committee.
Questions about the Night Market can be directed to vendors@arlingtoncountyfair.us.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: sea change, Midwest Nice Art, Aberdeen, SD
DEADLINE: Saturday, July 20, 2024
FEE: up to three artworks for $5. Current and upcoming students can submit for free with the code “STUDENT2024”.
Our Summer 2024 virtual exhibition, sea change seeks artworks that explore dramatic transformations, changes, or shifts. Is it possible to locate the exact point in time when something becomes unrecognizable as itself? What does that look like? What processes, experiences, and events act as catalysts to personal and collective metamorphoses? What do they feel like? The works in sea change speak to moments when the familiar is suddenly made strange and new. Any mediums are welcome. This exhibition will be juried by artist Cort Hartle.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Sunday, July 21, 2024
FELLOWSHIP CYCLE: October 2024 – October 2026
The Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship distinguishes itself as the only program in the area to offer artists two years of in-depth formal career development alongside support for artistic production. We provide fellows and the broader public invaluable opportunities to better understand the art world at large and develop a deeper appreciation for contemporary art. 
Each year, the fellowship program is tailored to suit the needs of the cohort. As a fellow, artists experience heightened visibility while gaining opportunities to grow both their artistic practice and professional network through exhibition opportunities, one-on-one mentorship, institutional access, and internal programs.
Over the course of the program, each fellow develops a landmark exhibition or gallery activation to be presented in the Hamiltonian Artists gallery in their second year. During this time, fellows are expected to be proactive in their creative and professional development while engaging with their peers and contributing to the DC-area arts ecosystem.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS:
 Landscape, Juried Art Exhibition, UPWARD Gallery, Online
DEADLINE: Monday, July 22, 2024, 5:00 p.m., EDT
FEE: $12 (1 entry), $10 (2-4 entries), $9 (5 or more entries).
AWARD: All accepted pieces will be displayed on our website, upwardgallery.com. Art industry professionals will review the artworks, and selected pieces will be published in our magazine. We will showcase the artists behind the selected works by featuring them in interviews, profiles, solo exhibitions, and studio visits.
Artists 18 and older are encouraged to submit their works in any medium, style, and genre.
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), sculpture, digital painting, arts and crafts (beadwork, pottery, embroidery, floristry, batik, stained glass, two-dimensional collage and fabric art as well, etc.).
Our platform is designed to share art with new audiences and help artists expand their influence and become known. To achieve our goal, we curate themed online exhibitions and publish UPWARD's Quarterly, a printed art periodical.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: The Public Art Building Communities (PABC) grant program, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Monday, July 22, 2024, 9 p.m. EDT
The Public Art Building Communities (PABC) grant program supports individual artists and organizations in their effort to design, fabricate and install new permanent or temporary works of public art that connect artists (and their artwork) with communities.
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) is soliciting applications from qualified individual artists or organizations for its Fiscal Year 2025 Public Art Building Communities Grant Program (PABC). Multiple awards may be made under this Request for Applications (RFA). Award amounts vary.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Blu Sky Artist Award, Ten Moir Gallery, Kansas City, MO
DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 10:59 p.m.
AWARD: $500 grant to two artists, a published interview, and a dedicated artist profile.
FEE: Early Bird: $25. for 10 submissions until May 15th, 2023, Regular: $35 for 10 submissions 
Introducing the Blu-Sky Artist Award (BSAA), your launchpad to ar recognition and success.

* Must be 18 years of age or older
* All submissions must be original creations of the participating artists.
* Open to artists worldwide.
* All 2d or 3d visual mediums accepted
* Emerging to established artists welcome

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: International 2nd Open Theme Art Competition, Ten Moir Gallery, Kansas City, MO
DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 10:59 p.m.
FEE: $20 for 2 submissions 
PRIZES: The Best in Show award comes with a $150 cash prize, a solo exhibition to showcase your winning artwork, and extensive promotion to elevate your profile in the art world. Plus, you qualify for a complementary entry for the Blu Sky Artist Award, offering a chance to win $500!
Additional Prizes: 1st Place Winner: $50 cash prize, e-blast announcement, dedicated social media post, and inclusion in the online exhibition. 2nd and 3rd Place Winners: E-blast announcement, dedicated social media post, and inclusion in the online exhibition.
What boundaries will you push? What unique perspective will you share? Join us in the Open Theme Online Art Competition and showcase your talent to the world! With no limitations on theme or subject matter, this open competition invites artists from all backgrounds and styles to enter. Open to all mediums, locations, and skill levels. Must be 18 years or older to apply.
Benefits of Participation:

* Be part of a carefully curated group of artists.
* Showcase your work to a global audience.
* Maintain 100% of your sales, with all inquiries directed to you.

 

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: In Practice 2025, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
DEADLINE: Sunday, August 4, 2024, 11:59 p.m., EDT
We invite artists who have not yet had an institutional solo exhibition in New York City to submit proposals for solo exhibitions in designated gallery spaces at SculptureCenter. Artists are also invited to propose off-site projects, publishing initiatives, performances, and nontraditional formats, which will be considered based on feasibility. Up to seven artists will be selected to participate in the program from spring 2025 to winter 2026. Each exhibition will be on view for approximately four to six weeks.
SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution that takes the history and legacy of sculpture as a framework from which to consider the diverse activity taking place in the field of contemporary art. SculptureCenter's program encourages artists and audiences to explore the possibilities of sculpture and the multifarious ways in which sculpture is developing and connecting to other forms of expression, including installation, video, performance, architecture, and other media.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Decolonial Natural Pigments Instructional Residency, Arquetopia, México
DEADLINE: Sunday, August 4, 2024
Arquetopia's artist residencies are designed with a decolonial framework that challenges traditional narratives and promotes diverse perspectives in art and cultural practices. These residencies offer artists the opportunity to engage deeply with local communities, traditions, and knowledge systems in Oaxaca, Puebla, and Cusco. By immersing themselves in the rich cultural contexts of these regions, artists can critically examine and reinterpret their own work in relation to the histories and contemporary realities of the Global South.
The decolonial framework at Arquetopia emphasizes: contextual learning, critical reflection, intercultural dialogue and an ethical engagement with the artistic practice. 
By exposing artists to non-dominant forms of thinking and knowledges, Arquetopia encourages artists to challenge and expand their ideas. Arquetopia's residencies ultimately aim to create a space where artists can rethink their practices by challenging history and dominant forms of knowledge by emphasizing intuition and critical perspectives.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: minimal, Art Fluent, Boston, MA
DEADLINE: Friday, August 16, 2024
FEE: $25 or more
PRIZES: $1200.  All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com.
Minimalism is all about keeping things simple on purpose. The art is stripped of anything extra and presented in a straightforward manner...no frills or fancy add-ons here. Instead, it's all about a bare-bones vibe focusing on the basics. Minimalism enables artists to capture the beauty of simplicity, making a big impact with just a little. Show us minimal from your perspective.

 

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STUDIO AVAILABILITY: Artist and Maker’s Studio, Rockville, MD
DEADLINE: Open until filled
Take your artistic practice to the next level. Apply now for studios available in Maryland and Arizona, we offer amenities you won’t find elsewhere. Galleries, classrooms, meeting spaces, lounges, and a wide variety of floorplans, we have just the space for you. Each art center has a unique feel and unique amenities.
We will help you grow your career and your following with tremendous monthly openings and open studio events that gather crowds of guests and collectors, as well as professional development opportunities. We can help you reach your next career goal with support, knowledge, and guidance you won’t find elsewhere. Community and camaraderie with other artists offers support that is unparalleled.

To apply for a studio, send your resume/bio, a link to your website, and/or 72 dpi jpegs to: Judith@artistsandmakersstudios.com

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CALL TO ARTISTS: The Incubator – Art in Public Libraries Program, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Rolling
Arlington Public Library spotlights local artists so that a greater number of diverse perspectives can be seen and more voices can be heard. Partnering with community organizations and individuals, the library promotes art as a means to inspire, to connect and to facilitate thought-provoking and timely conversations. Artists interested in showing their work in a temporary exhibition at the library should submit an application. The library accepts proposals on a rolling basis. There is no submission charge.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Art*Aid Summer Opportunity, Arquetopia, Mexico & Peru
DEADLINE: Sunday, September 1, 2024, 11:59 p.m., EDT
Arquetopia is offering artist residency scholarships for visual artists, designers and writers in three of our four residency sites through this special subsidized program. Aimed to support diverse art practices, the Art*Aid Scholarship offers opportunities to learn and expand your artistic practice. Scholarship residencies are available in Puebla, Oaxaca or Cusco, up to 30%* for specific instructional programs and self-directed residencies. Applications for these limited spaces are processed when received.
Don’t miss your chance to participate in our International Artist Residencies in Mexico or Peru. We look forward to seeing you in residency very soon!


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CALL TO ARTISTS: Wayne Art Center Craft Forms 2024, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, 
DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 11, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
Wayne Art Center is seeking submissions for the 29th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, in the following mediums: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood. Work created utilizing CAD/CAM technologies and 3D printing tools also is eligible.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: STAND 2024, Art Fluent, Boston, MA, remote
DEADLINE: Friday, September 20, 2024
Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, STAND 2024.
As we enter election season, our most pressing issues come to the forefront. We find ourselves in a time like no other where the need for change is more urgent than ever and our actions today will pave the way for our future. This call for art aims to explore the issues that shape our culture, society, nation, and world. Bring what you stand for to life through the power of art. Show us STAND from your perspective.

 

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Ongoing Opportunity Resources

PUBLIC ART

 

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.
DEADLINE: ongoing

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Temporary Art Installation Opportunity at Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax, VA, ArtsFairfax, Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: Rolling

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.

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MURALS

 

CALL TO ARTISTS: Murals at Mason, Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: various

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.

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Artist Roster for Wall Projects, Montgomery County, MD 
DEADLINE: rolling

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.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Baltimore Mural Program, Baltimore, MD
DEADLINE: ongoing

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.

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BULLETIN BOARDS

 

EAST CITY ART, a virtually based platform supporting visual arts in the DC area, has an extensive listing of arts opportunities in the area.

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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 caitlin@mdartplace.org
DEADLINE: rolling

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CALL TO ARTISTS: RevArt Agency Program, RevArt, Anywhere!
DEADLINE: Rolling
RevArt Agency is a leading fine art agency based in the U.S. dedicated to promoting and supporting talented mid-career and upcoming artists. We specialize in providing personalized representation and strategic promotion to help artists thrive in today's competitive art world. Our slogan is: Your focus: Creation. Our commitment: Everything else.
Cultivating Artist Careers: At RevArt Agency, we're dedicated to nurturing the careers of talented artists like you. With our expertise and industry connections, we provide comprehensive support to artists at every stage of their journey.
Diverse Opportunities: Whether you're interested in traditional gallery representation, exploring public art projects, or venturing into licensing opportunities, we're here to help you navigate and succeed in various career development paths.
Proven Track Record: Our portfolio of individual and corporate clients in art collection, investment, and public art projects speaks volumes about our ability to connect artists with diverse opportunities and audiences.

 

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EXHIBITIONS

 

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.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Busboys and Poets, DC, Maryland and Virginia area (DMV)
DEADLINE: Rolling

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.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Marfa Open, Marfa, Texas
DEADLINE: rolling

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.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Workhorse Arts Center exhibition opportunities
DEADLINE: rolling

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Creativity Grants for Projects, Maryland State Arts Council, MD
DEADLINE: Rolling
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.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Ideas and Exhibition Proposals, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Washington, DC
DEADLINE: rolling

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.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS: ArtWalk Dupont, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Rolling

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.

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WRITERS AND POETS

 

CALL TO ARTISTS AND WRITERS: Contributors for digital publication Movable Type, 1455 Literary Arts, USA
DEADLINE: rolling

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 info@1455litarts.org

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Schools Humanities Project Artist Roster Application, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: rolling

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.

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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

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Art Teachers, McLean Project for the Arts (MPA), McLean, VA
DEADLINE: Open until filled
We are looking for artists/teachers to teach art classes in our DuVal studio, located in the McLean Community Center, for adults, children and teens.
All media, processes and approaches considered. Openings beginning in Spring 2024. Both weekly classes and workshop formats considered. Salary commensurate with experience.
To apply, please provide a short (one page) proposal, resume, and 10 images of teacher/student work. Please contact Briana Clorey with questions (bclorey@mpaart.org).

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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.

 

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Open until filled
Multiple opportunities are available.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: PLAZA ART- Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: open until filled

Openings for Sales Associate and Key Holder and other positions throughout the US

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ARTIST SUPPLY EXCHANGE: UPCYCLE REUSE ARTIST MATERIAL SHOP, Alexandria, VA
DEADLINE: none

Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314 | 703-861-8705
Free Parking
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.