See below for various calls for artists and employment opportunities in the D.C. area and sometimes beyond. Check this page often for updates.
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Arlington Arts is pro-actively looking out for resources to assist arts organizations, arts administrators and individual artists impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The information below is to keep our artistic community updated on current resources available to assist you through the pandemic. Updates will be provided as new resources become available.
Workshop Opportunity: Paper Plant Making Workshop – University Art Museum
DEADLINE: Thursday, December 3, 2020, 04:00 pm
The University Art Museum will be hosting a plant making workshop online. The plants made for this workshop will be used in an upcoming exhibition.
Call to Artists: Request For Qualifications for a Mural – Wheaton, MD Headquarters Building
DEADLINE: Friday, December 4, 2020, 05:00 pm
The Montgomery County Planning Department seeks an expression of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams for a site-specific painted mural at the new Wheaton Headquarters (HQ) Building located at 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD. The new headquarters is home to several public sector agencies and is strategically placed in the heart of Wheaton’s Arts and Entertainment District. The mural will be located on the north-facing concrete block wall, adjacent to an existing surface parking lot between Triangle Lane and Grandview Avenue. This wall is highly visible from both retail streets and from the north of the site. The parking lot is owned by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MC-DOT) and the building is owned by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The mural will be funded through a generous donation from Stonebridge Development, the building developer.
Call to Artists: Site Specific Artwork on Maplewood Mall, Project budget: $49,500 – Philadelphia, PA
DEADLINE: Monday, December 21, 2020,
The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), announces a two-stage selection process by which we will award and commission a site-specific artwork on Maplewood Mall. This commission is part of the $3.3 million City construction project by the City of Philadelphia through the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC).
Job Opportunity: Director of Programs, Arts Education/Art Therapy – Washington, DC- Salary: $65,000
DEADLINE: Thursday, December 31, 2020
Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Programs (DoP) will be responsible for the operational success of Project Create, ensuring seamless team management and development, program design and delivery, and quality control and evaluation.
The DoP will be responsible for the delivery and overall success of each program, will supervise program staff members, and will inform the ED on progress and performance. A successful Director of Programs must have a broad knowledge of program management principles. They must have a strategic mindset as well as be able to lead and develop the program team.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Development and Management (50%)
Staff Leadership and Management (25%)
Program Evaluation (15%)
Community Partnerships (5%)
Call to Artists: Call for Art-STAND – online
DEADLINE: Friday, January 22, 2021, 02:00 am
Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year. As steadfast supporters of the arts, our aim is to connect art lovers directly with artists and vice versa. A portion of the proceeds from the entry fees are donated to organizations committed to the arts and supporting artists. Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, STAND.
STAND-Here we stand at the intersection of art and politics, surrounded by challenges of injustice, inequities, neglect, movements, protest, and so much more. We take a stand on issues that we feel passionate about. When enough is enough, and the matter needs to be given a voice. We seek images that evoke the broad range of issues that are happening in this extraordinary time. Where do you stand? Show us what STAND means to you through your perspective.
JPEGs due by Friday, January 22, 2020.
Notification of acceptance and online gallery opening Friday, February 19, 2020.
All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com
First Place: $500
Second Place: $200
Third Place $100
FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: DC Faith Flanagan Fellowship Program- ARTTABLE, Washington DC Chapter
DEADLINE: Thursday, December 10, 2020
The Faith Flanagan Fellowship Program, a local Washington, D.C. Chapter initiative, provides mentorship and a one-year provisional membership in the DC Chapter to a few select individuals with at least 2 years of experience in the visual arts field. The D.C. Chapter selects up to 3 women for a one-year Fellowship beginning in January 2021.
The Fellowship is open to all women but will prioritize individuals from cultural/racial/ethnic/socio-economic backgrounds underrepresented in the field
Program Participants are selected by the ArtTable DC executive committee in December through a competitive application process.
CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS – $550.00 Innovate Grants – US and International Online Opportunity
DEADLINE: Sunday, December 10, 2020, 11:59 pm
Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Fall 2020 cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit https://innovateartistgrants.org
Innovate Grant is a new initiative that supports photographers and artists through quarterly grants. We’ve simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.
Explore the work of past Innovate Grant recipients and read their interviews at https://innovateartistgrants.org
Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
Call to Artists: Call for Art-IDENTITY – online
DEADLINE: Friday, December 18, 2020, 11:59 pm
FEE TO APPLY
Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, IDENTITY. JPEG’s due by December 18, 2020 at midnight (MST). Cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com. For a full prospectus visit www.art-fluent.com/identity-prospectus
We all have a certain idea of who we are through our identity. But to get there, we need to probe beneath the surface. To get a sense of ourselves, we need to explore who we are, how we are viewed by the world and the characteristics that define us. Our beliefs, qualities, expressions, and personalities each collectively form our identity. We seek artwork that goes beneath the surface to reveal aspects of the subject that usually remain hidden. Show us what identity means to you through your perspective.
Call to Artists: 2021 Solo Exhibition – Torpedo Factory Art Center
DEADLINE: Sunday, December 20, 2020, 11:59 pm
Target Gallery invites regional artists living in the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia to apply for an open call for proposals for a solo exhibition for the summer of 2021. The individual with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from May 29 – July 18, 2021 as well as a virtual online catalog. The artist will also receive a $2000 stipend as well as $100 for providing an artist talk and guided tour.
Directions For Entry:
The gallery accepts online submission form only via Submittable. This includes uploading your images and paying via Submittable. A non-refundable $35* entry fee includes one proposal submission with up to 25 images. The application must be received by Target Gallery via Submittable no later than 11:59pm E.S.T. on the deadline listed above. Regarding eligibility, please note this opportunity is limited to regional artists residing in DC, Maryland, or Virginia for the year 2021.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Dreams and Nightmares National Juried Exhibition, Gallery Underground, 2120 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia
DEALINE TO ENTER: December 14, 2020, 12PM EST
EXHIBITION DATES: February 1 – 26, 2021
Juried by Emily Francisco
$500 in cash prizes awarded
Artists will interpret the theme “Dreams and Nightmares” – from the beautiful and sublime to the dark and twisted.
R E Q U I R E M E N T S:
All media accepted.
Digital Entries accepted online only at: https://dreamsandnightmares.artcall.org
Entry fee: $35 for up to 2 digital Images – jpeg format only, 72 or 300 dpi, not larger than 1,000 pixels on longest side. The entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. By applying to the show, artist acknowledges that fee is nonrefundable. Before entering, artists should ensure that work is available to exhibit during the dates of the show (remove work from all shows, galleries, and online sales sites).
PUBLIC ART AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Americans for the Arts maintains both a Public Art and Job Opportunities webpages.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director, Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
DEADLINE: open until filled
Martha’s Vineyard Museum (MVM) is a century-old historical and cultural museum that has collected art, artifacts, oral histories, documents, and photographs that help tell the stories of Martha’s Vineyard from its prehistoric stage to the present. Committed to inspiring all people to discover, explore, and strengthen their connections to the island and its diverse heritage, MVM is the leading cultural and historic institution on the island. A venue for ongoing surprise and discovery, the museum offers thought-provoking programming, exhibits, and educational opportunities for children and adults. As historians and storytellers, MVM strives to provide a framework for understanding the past in order to create a better future. Every visit to the museum, like every visit to the island, surprises, challenges, delights, and leaves lasting memories.
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 OPPORTUNITY: PLAZA ART- Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Openings for Sales Associate and Key Holder and other positions throughout the US
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington VT
DEADLINE: open until filled
The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (Flynn) is located in downtown Burlington, Vermont, and has been at the center of Vermont’s cultural landscape throughout its 90-year history. The Flynn is internationally recognized for the caliber of its presentations; significant artistic, educational, and community outreach activities; superb technical capacity; beautiful ambiance; and sound fiscal management. More than 200,000 people annually attend the Flynn, enjoying a wide variety of performances by local, national, and international artists.
The Flynn’s mission is to encourage the enjoyment, understanding, and development of the performing arts in Vermont through diverse and engaging artistic experiences. It is committed to making a positive impact and providing a world-class experience. The Flynn believes in the transformative power of the performing arts to unify, strengthen, and inspire the community. Art ignites curiosity, fuels imagination, and invites discovery of new and different experiences, diverse cultures, and artistic genres.
AN EXTENSIVE DIRECTORY OF FOUNDATIONS called ‘Foundation Directory Online Essentials’ can be accessed remotely without an Arlington Public Library card. It can be found via https://library.arlingtonva.us/ >Research >Research Tools A-Z>Foundation Directory Online Essentials.
FREE USE ACCESS ENDS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2020
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 FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Library Exhibitions Call, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: None Listed
The Arlington Public Library is committed to displaying works of art and craft created by and/or of interest to the Arlington community. We exhibit solo and group shows of local artists submitted through the online application process.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Schools Humanities Project Artist Roster Application, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: None Listed
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.
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.