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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Evening Studio Manager, Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville, Maryland
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
This work exchange position works from the Pyramid front desk one night per week and manages visitor and artist flow in the evening. In exchange, the studio manager will receive a key to the building and 24-hour access to studios. We are looking for someone who is responsible and passionate about printmaking, papermaking and/or artist books.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Papermaking Associate, Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville, Maryland
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
The Pyramid Atlantic Papermaking Associates are crucial to keeping the papermill thriving, relevant, and dynamic. This work-exchange position offers a unique opportunity to engage with Pyramid’s creative community, and work alongside professionals in a sharing/collaborative environment.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Summer 2021 Vita Paper Arts Residency, Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville, Maryland
DEADLINE: Thursday, February 18, 2021
This three-month residency in our paper studio offers 24-hour access to all of our other studios. The Vita Resident will conduct two papermaking workshops from our seasonal workshop line-up, and three lessons in other studios with Pyramid’s artistic associates. Applicants will be judged on the artistic merit of their work, interest, and potential in paper arts. Artists who work includes papermaking, paper sculpture, paper marbling, book arts, printmaking, or a combination thereof, are encouraged to apply.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Summer 2021 Keyholder Residency, Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville, Maryland
DEADLINE: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Pyramid’s Keyholder Residency is a competitive opportunity for emerging artists who want to have unlimited access to the studios in exchange for working 4 hours a week. The residency is awarded to artists who hope to gain more knowledge and improve their skills in the printmaking, papermaking, or book arts studios.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Summer 2021 Denbo Fellowship, Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville, Maryland
DEADLINE: Thursday, February 18, 2021
This Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice, and provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic.
APPRENTICESHIP: Summer/Fall 2021 Apprenticeship, Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville, Maryland
DEADLINE: Thursday, February 18, 2021
You’ve put in your time at Pyramid, but wondering what’s next? Want to build your portfolio for graduate school? Are you interested in a career as a studio artist or educator? Are you an artist who has an entrepreneurial spirit? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions and have completed a studio internship or logged 30 or more hours of volunteer service with us, you should consider applying to our apprenticeship program!
CALL TO ARTISTS: Focus Group input for DCAH Public Art Master Plan revision
TWO DATES TO SIGN UP AND PARTICIPATE: Saturday, February 27 and Tuesday, March 2
The Commission for Arts and Humanities (CAH) has embarked on an update of its 2009 Public Art Master Plan. The purpose of the update is to take a broad, fresh and inclusive look at public art in the District of Columbia, with a focus on the unique nature of CAH and how it can best serve the city, the community and artists.
CAH is working with the consulting team of Todd Bressi and Via Partnership (Meridith McKinley and Emily Blumenfeld), who also prepared the plan in 2009.
As part of the planning process, the consultants would like to talk with artists based in the District of Columbia to learn more about your ideas for the future of CAH’s Public Art Program. At this focus group the consultants hope to learn about:
- Artist’s ideas for the future of public art in Washington DC
- The kinds of opportunities of interest to DC-based artists
- The obstacles artists have to developing public art projects and a public art practice in DC
There are two options to attend, registration is required through the links below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Via Partnership containing information about joining the meeting.
Saturday, February 27 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. , register Here
Tuesday, March 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., register Here
CALL TO ARTISTS: Site See: New Views in Old Town Artist Residency, Alexandria, VA
DEADLINE: Sunday, February 28, 2021, 5:00pm
The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts is accepting applications from artists or artist groups/organizations for a paid residency to develop new, site-specific work in response to the new temporary public artwork Groundswell by artist Mark Reigleman, installed at Waterfront Park in historic Old Town, Alexandria. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply and up to two will be selected.
The selected artist(s) or artist group(s)/organization(s) will create new site-specific work beginning with a period of site research and exploration, followed by proposing a concept and direction for the work, time developing the project, and presentation to the general public. Groundswell is the third artwork commissioned in the Site/See exhibition series, an annual exhibition of temporary public art with the goal to attract visitors, foster interaction, provide a visual anchor, and enrich the experience of Alexandria’s waterfront.
Artists who would like to apply are asked to email their proposals as a single PDF file to Anne O’Dell at firstname.lastname@example.org .
CALL TO ARTISTS: Inside Outside, Upside Down exhibition, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: open now until February 28th or when 1000 entries has been submitted, whichever comes first.
EXHIBITION DATES: June 12- September 12, 2021
Inside Outside, Upside Down invites artists of the DMV to submit recent work produced between March 2020 and February 2021 that speaks to the struggle and resiliency of the human spirit in the face of the global covid-19 pandemic and recent social upheavals.
CALL TO ARTIST AND SCIENTIST COLLABORATORS: Residency at Urban Soils Institute, Governer’s Island, NY
DEADLINE: rolling, but early March 2021 preferably for May 15- October 31 2021 season
All curious and creative, artists and scientists, interested in having a residency with the New York City Urban Soils Institute’s Art Extension Service may apply for a weekend, a week, a month or more during the May 15 – October 31, 2021 season.
CALL TO ARTISTS AND INSPIRED ARLINGTONIANS: Arlington, VA needs your ideas for a new logo!
DEADLINE: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Calling all artists, and artists-at-heart! The County will choose a new logo this year that better represents our Arlington community, and we need your help in brainstorming ideas.
The County Board last year approved a process to replace the current County logo and seal, which depict Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial. For many Arlington County residents, the Arlington House symbol represents one of the darkest chapters our nation’s history: slavery. While removing Arlington’s current symbology does not erase history, developing a new logo helps build a more inclusive and equitable County – with a visual identity that accurately reflects our community’s values and aspirations. We are writing a brighter chapter in Arlington’s story, one that aligns with the County’s important focus on racial equity.
FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: ArtTable, various locations
DEADLINE: Sunday, March 21, 2021, 11:59 EST
STIPEND: $4000 for 8-week commitment between May and August, 2021
The ArtTable Fellowship program addresses the marked lack of diversity in arts employment. The objective is to provide quality real work experiences and mentorship for female identifying graduate/pre/post-doc students and emerging professionals from diverse cultural/racial/ethnic/socio-economic backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field to aid their transition from academic to professional careers in the visual arts, including but not limited to: curatorial, education, public programming, archival research and collections management.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists in Residence, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
DEADLINE: Friday, April 30, 2021
This program is ideal for those who seek a quiet and supportive environment with few distractions. Chinati provides a furnished apartment on the museum’s grounds and a studio in Marfa, a small town in the sparsely populated Chihuahuan desert region of far West Texas.
Residencies are two months long. A stipend is provided to assist with travel and materials.
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 YOUNG ARTISTS: Snag It!, Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville, Maryland
CALLING ALL CREATIVE YOUNG ADULTS AGES 17-22: if you live, work, or study in Prince George’s County, then we have an opportunity just for you. Our Snag It! program lets you take any of our workshops for FREE! Get access to creative and enriching opportunities and open yourself up to new artistic experiences. First-come-first-served, so get your name on the list!
CALL TO ARTISTS: Big Ink, Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville, Maryland
DEADLINE: Saturday, October 9, 2021
BIG INK is hosting a weekend of monumental woodblock printing at Pyramid Atlantic in October and is already starting to take submissions! Artists who are interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24×36 inches are encouraged to participate. You can find more info at bigink.org.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Presentation Designer, Politico, Arlington, VA
FULL TIME- OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Polictico is looking for a Presentation Designer to join our Marketing department who can harness design and creative strategy to plan and execute our internal and external facing work through presentations and pitch decks. You will play an active role in crafting the best possible story telling experiences for our potential clients and current clients, as well as the POLITICO brand through collaboration and independent creative projects.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Audio Producer, Politico, Arlington, VA
FULL TIME-OPEN UNTIL FILLED
POLITICO is seeking an audio host-producer to serve the dual role of voicing and producing the exciting relaunch of its daily Playbook audio briefing.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Program Administrator, The New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA
DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is seeking a Program Administrator for their Creative Economy program and its suite of technical tools and services. As a member of the Creative Economy team, the Program Administrator will administer CreativeGround and other creative economy tech platforms; support creative economy data projects; and implement processes that systematize and track the work of the team and its service to constituents.
Call to Artists: Into the Woods – Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
DEADLINE: Friday, February 19, 2021, 05:00 pm
EXHIBITION DATES (in gallery): March 31-April 25, 2021
The woods are calling! What is it about the mystery of the woods that calls us in? The change of shape and shade within each season. It brings us gifts of blazing color in the fall after the heat of summer and marks the precious first signs of spring after the weight of winter. The Woods truly have their own personality and energy. What is it about the woods that moves you? Show us Into the Woods from your perspective.
$20 for first entry/$5 for each additional entry, you may enter up to 20 total. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.
$250 for Director’s Choice.
CALL TO ARTISTS: 2021 Juried Exhibition, Silver Spring, Maryland
DEADLINE: Friday, February 19, 2021, 11:59pm
CREATE Arts Center is excited to announce a call for entries for our first-ever Juried All-Media Exhibition, hosted in the Tamar Hendel Gallery. Through Friday, February 19, artists across the region are invited to submit up to three (3) images of original 2-D or 3-D art—including all mediums except video or film—to be considered for inclusion in this two-month show. Artworks will be selected by juror Jeffry Cudlin, Professor of Curatorial Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). All artist applicants, whether or not their work is selected for the gallery, will be included in an online exhibition hosted on the CREATE website.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Call for Artists & Photographers – Innovate Grants, International Online Opportunity
DEADLINE: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2021 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.
CALL TO ARTISTS: FY 2022 Arlington Arts Grant, Arlington, VA
INTENT TO APPLY DEADLINE: Sunday, January 10, 2021
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, February 22, 2021
CALL TO ARTISTS: Call for Art-FEMME, online
DEADLINE: Friday, February 26, 2021, 2:00 am
Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, FEMME. JPEG’s due by February 26, 2021 at midnight (MST). Cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com
FEMME- The enduring feminine spirit is diverse, ever-changing, a mystery, and beautiful all wrapped up into one. As far as art can remember, we have been drawn to the female archetype in all her complexities and contradictions. Her strength and vulnerabilities, her value, her abilities, and all of her possibilities. We seek artwork that celebrates women, their allure, and their place in humanity. Show us what FEMME means to you through your perspective.
CALL FOR POEMS: City of Takoma Park, MD
DEADLINE: Sunday, February 28, 2021
City residents can enter their short original poems in a contest from the City of Takoma Park’s Arts and Humanities Division. Winners will receive a $100 award and a chance to have their poem stamped into a local sidewalk. No poetry experience is needed. Just write a poem and enter it!
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Change Lab National Research Fellowship, Forecast Public Art, St Paul, Minnesota
DEADLINE: Monday, March 1, 2021
Forecast Public Art is launching the first in a new series of fellowships that aim to produce new research, data, reporting, and suggestions to advance justice, health, and human dignity in the field of public art in the United States. This first Fellowship will inform public art policies and practices in the US and Native Nations. The fellowships are open to graduate students, recent college graduates, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, artists, and public art professionals. Fellowships are 3-month long, funded positions with a $5000 stipend.
CALL TO COMMUNITY BUILDERS: Community Grants –Takoma Park, Maryland
DEADLINE: Thursday, March 11, 5:00 pm EST
The City of Takoma Park’s online grants system is accepting applications for its Community Quality of Life Grant Program now through March 12, 2021, by 5:00 pm ET.
This program provides up to $10,000 in financial support for projects and events that improve Takoma Park residents’ quality of life by providing greater access and opportunities for participation in the arts and sciences. Additionally, while not required, the City is encouraging applications for programming that connects arts and sciences with skills that promote workforce development and entrepreneurial programs for low-and-moderate-income Takoma Park residents.
Funding is available to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and 501(c)(6) business associations for eligible projects taking place between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Creative Alliance Residency Program, Baltimore, Maryland
DEADLINE: Friday, March 19, 2021
The residency provides a highly visible, intense and creative environment for the production of artwork in all media. Attracting artists from around Baltimore and the nation, the program is located at The Patterson, a historic former movie theater converted into a vibrant, community-based art center, with generous workspace, modern facilities, and an atmosphere of ongoing critical feedback.
The Residency Program accommodates eight resident artists or artist groups, one in each of the studios, for terms of one to three years. It is intended for emerging artists as well as mid-career artists whose goal is to reinvigorate their work in an intensive creative atmosphere. Artists are encouraged (but not required) to use the studios as their primary residence.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Managing Director, The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project-100% remote location
DEADLINE: open until filled
Strategic Arts National Alumni Project (SNAAP) seeks a Managing Director – the position is responsible for overseeing implementation of the 2022 SNAAP arts alumni survey in collaboration with the board of directors. They plan and monitor the SNAAP budget and are responsible for overseeing the budget of a 3-year award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Part-time Member Services Specialist, Arlington Neighborhood Village, Arlington, Virginia
Open until filled
Arlington Neighborhood Village (ANV) is seeking a part-time (10 hours a week) Member Services Specialist to explain ANV services and benefits to prospective members. The work will be done primarily via telework (phone, computer and email) with access as needed to the ANV Office at 2666 Military Road, Arlington, Virginia.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Reston Town Center
DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 31, $55 application fee; April 1-4, $60 application fee
EVENT DATES: Friday – Sunday September 10 – 12, 2021
$5,000 in cash awards will be distributed
Now in its 30th year, the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has a long-standing reputation for showcasing high quality, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind artwork in the dynamic, open-air setting of the Reston Town Center. It attracts affluent patrons and knowledgeable collectors from the Washington, DC metropolitan region and beyond. The elevated profile of the Festival reaches new audiences, area businesses, and partners with cultural institutions to provide a content-rich, arts-focused experience. The Festival has received acclaim from many media outlets including The Washington Post. This year, the beloved, open-air event will implement new health and safety adaptations for the care and consideration all.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Call for Art-OF THE EARTH, online
DEADLINE: Friday, April 2, 2021, 2:00am EST
ENTRY FEE: $20
Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, OF THE EARTH. Cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com
OF THE EARTH- Our plant formed over 4.5 billion years ago. Oceans and land were born, and the atmosphere began to take shape. Humanity stepped in, and our presence became widely evident. Our hand lies heavily on the planet as few places on earth remain untouched. The art of the landscape varies from natural, contemporary, traditional, urban, industrial, or just a wide-open minimal space-we seek artwork that captures the earth’s spirit and character. Show us what OF THE EARTH means through your perspective.
PUBLIC ART AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Americans for the Arts maintains both a Public Art and Job Opportunities webpages.
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 email@example.com
JOB OPPORTUNITY: PLAZA ART- Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Openings for Sales Associate and Key Holder and other positions throughout the US
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
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.