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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.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Summer Camp Education Assistants, Arlington, Virginia
DEADLINE: Friday, April 16, 2021, 5:00 pm
Arlington Arts Center is looking for qualified Education Assistants for our upcoming summer camp season running from June 21 through August 27. We are looking for candidates interested in working on-site at AAC with proper precautions in place. We will conduct no more than one in-person camp at a time, which will take place outside when weather permits and otherwise indoors in a large well ventilation studio, distancing, and a limited number of campers. All staff, instructors, and campers will wear masks at all times.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Summer Camp Team Lead, Arlington, Virginia
DEADLINE: Friday, April 16, 2021, 5:00 pm
Arlington Arts Center is looking for qualified individuals to act as AAC’s Summer Camp Team Lead for our upcoming summer camp season running from June 21 through August 27. The Summer Camp Team Lead is the primary point of contact for campers, families, instructors, and adult students at AAC. In partnership with the Education Coordinator, it is the Summer Camp Team Lead’s responsibility to meet the mission of the organization, cultivate community relations, and maintain a safe and welcoming educational environment for campers, families, and adult students.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Summer Camp Arts Instructors, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Friday, April 16, 2021, 5:00 pm
Arlington Arts Center is looking for art instructors for our upcoming summer camp season running from June 21 through August 27. We are looking for art instructors interested in teaching week long on-site camps at AAC with proper precautions in place. We will conduct no more than one in-person camp at a time, which will take place outside when weather permits and otherwise indoors in a large well ventilation studio, distancing, and a limited number of campers. All staff, instructors, campers, and parents will wear masks at all times.
CALL TO WRITERS: Short Story Contest, Nationwide
DEADLINE: Friday, April 23, 2021, 11am
The Write Contest and Community is now accepting entries for our Short Story contest. Writers of any kind any are welcome to enter.
Early Registration ($25) Ends April 1st / Registration ($35) Ends April 22nd
1st place wins $500, an “Ask the author?” Zoom session, and books from our judges in your chosen format, 2nd place wins $350., 3rd place wins $150.
In the Short Story Contest we give you a genre, a character prompt, and a location prompt. You write the best story you can, within the word count given.
All submissions are reviewed by our professional team and winners are chosen by our featured judging panel.
This is the first year, and we don’t know how many entries to expect. Prize money is GUARANTEED, no matter how many contestants enter. If only ten people sign up, we are still paying $1000 in cash between the top three entrants.
CALL TO ARTISTS: $550.00 Innovate Grants — Call for Artists + Photographers, Online
DEADLINE: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Spring 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.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Director, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
The Director will be responsible for the overall implementation of the mission and day-to-day operations of the Corcoran School. The Director works closely with University faculty and personal, and with external partners including community stakeholders, alumni, and funders, to shape the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations of the School. They support the mission and vision of the Corcoran School as well as its integration within the Columbia College of Arts and Sciences, The George Washington University, the Washington, D.C. community, and the art and design fields at large.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Guest Gallery Curator, Notre Dame of Baltimore, Maryland
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore is seeking a Guest Curator for a one-year, part-time appointment. The Guest Curator will work with the Gallery Director and report to the Chair of the Art Department. In addition to assisting the Director in planning and implementing the gallery’s schedule of exhibitions, the Guest Curator will curate an exhibition for the University gallery. The Guest Curator will also work with the Gallery Director to gain knowledge of grant administration, curatorial practice, and arts management. The Gallery Director will support the successful candidate to: curate an exhibition; write curatorial statements for brochures, press releases, publicity material and social media, as well as prepare didactic test for exhibitions; present a curator’s talk and organize artists’ talks, assist with handling and installing art; develop special programming; and work with student gallery assistants. There may also be an opportunity for the Guest Curator to teach a course in the Art Department in their area of expertise.
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: Part-time Member Services Specialist, Arlington Neighborhood Village, Arlington, Virginia
DEADLINE: 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: 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: call for photography, online
DEADLINE: Monday, April 5, 2021, 9 pm EST
Delight and Disruption: a juried call for photography
What delights you? How does disruption affect you? When are these words actions versus conditions? What sparks your curiosity about connecting them?
We welcome a variety of photographic expressions or representations of delight, disruption, or the intersection of these ideas—whether reflecting on recent events, communicating a personal response, or crafting imaginative or futuristic scenes. We are especially interested in unaltered snapshots. Non-professional artists are strongly encouraged to submit.
Selected photographs will be incorporated in Open to Being’s April Sparkshop online program of the same name to spark dialogue and reflection among paying Sparkshop participants. Collective poetry, inspired by the photographs and Sparkshop activities, will be the created and featured along with the selected photographs in the online exhibition.
This call for photography is open to all styles and photographic processes and will be juried by Theresa Esterlund, artist, museum educator, and founder of Open to Being, LLC.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Resident Artist Program, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia
DEADLINE: Monday, April 12, 2021,11:59 pm EST
Arlington Arts Center’s Resident Artist program provides subsidized studio space in a supportive and inclusive environment that encourages interaction, dialogue, and exploration. The program gives artists the opportunity to develop their practice in a community with other contemporary artists and alongside AAC’s critically acclaimed exhibitions and extensive educational programs. All studios have excellent sunlight, private work sinks, and high ceilings with 24-hour access, 365 days a year. Shared facilities include a lounge area, kitchen, and bathroom. All studios and shared facilities are wheelchair accessible.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Trawick Prize Annual Regional Contemporary Art Awards by Carol Trawick, Bethesda, Maryland
DEADLINE: Monday, April 12, 2021
The Trawick Prize is an annual regional Contemporary Art Awards founded by Carol Trawick. This juried art competition and exhibition was established in 2003, with the top winners receiving a total of $14,000 in prize money: “Best in Show” winners are awarded $10,000, second place, $2,000, and third place receives $1,000. A “young artist” who is under 30 years is given $1,000.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Request for Proposals: Queens Court tribute to Carrie Johnson, Arlington, Virginia
DEADLINE: Thursday, April 15, 2021
The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) is inviting artist(s) to submit proposals for a commissioned, permanent artwork to be displayed at its Queens Court Apartments. APAH is a non-profit affordable housing developer whose mission is to develop, preserve, and own quality, affordable places to live; to promote stability and opportunity for our residents; and to advocate with the people and communities we serve. Queens Court Apartments will provide 249 affordable, rental homes in Rosslyn and will open in June 2021.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Request for Qualifications, FY 2021 MuralsDC Graffiti and Aerosal Mural Artists, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Friday, April 23, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), in partnership with the DC Department of Public Works (DPW), seeks graffiti and aerosol mural artists and artist teams to design, create and install aerosol murals as part of the MuralsDC program. Selected artists will be expected to engage in a guided component of the program with designated youth (ages 14-18) to help them understand the art of aerosol graffiti mural painting and provide youth with opportunities to assist in activities such as site preparation and mural outlining.
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: Call for Art-ConTEXT, online
DEADLINE: Friday, May 7, 2021, 2:00AM
Notification of acceptance and online gallery opening: Friday, June 4, 2021
AWARDS: All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com First Place: $500, Second Place: $200, Third Place $100
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, ConTEXT.
ConTEXT-The use of text and language elevates a work of art where it becomes a visual code. A layer of mystery is added, and as humans, we begin to decode what we see to translate it into our minds. The boundless perspectives of text probe ideas and concepts, and a new layer of visual storytelling takes place. Whether your work is filled with a dissertation or has just one single character. Show us what ConTEXT means through your perspective.
CALL TO ARTISTS: 11th Annual Workhouse Clay International 2021, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
DEADLINE: May 24, 2021
ENTRY FEE: $30.
An “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks, The Workhouse Arts Center is excited to continue promoting and exhibiting the best of contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the US and abroad.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Uplifting Art for Elevator Doors 2021, South Yarmouth, MA
DEADLINE: Friday, May 28, 2021
NOTIFICATION: by June 11, 2021
INSTALLATION: June 2021
AWARDS: Each artist will receive a $250 stipend.
ENTRY FEE: $20 for first entry/$5 for each additional entry.
You may enter up to 20 images. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.
Three images will be selected, one for each elevator door in the Cultural Center’s Education Wing. The images, provided as high-resolution digital files, will be reproduced on material to be affixed to the elevator doors for one year.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Reston Town Center
DEADLINE: Sunday, May 30, $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: Open Call: 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance, New York, NY
DEADLINE: Friday, June 11, 2021, 5PM
The Vilcek Foundation will award three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant artistic directors, choreographers, and performers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in dance. Three prizes of $50,000 will be given to young immigrant dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors whose work demonstrates a significant contribution to dance and movement arts in the United States. Applications will be accepted through June 11, 2021, at 5:00 pm ET.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Call for Artists: Print Issue n°03 – VAST Art Magazine, Online
DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 11:59PM
VAST ART MAGAZINE is excited to announce the international open call for ISSUE N°03. See your work in print and published along side new, emerging, and established practices from around the world.
Thirty (30) artists will be selected and profiled in full color print spread showcasing their work, artist biography, and artist statement. Featured artists will receive a complimentary print issue along with an online feature and digital download for their archives.
VAST ART MAGAZINE is a new international visual art print and online publication dedicated to showcasing the expansive practice of artists and photographers from around the world, far and wide.
FEATURED ARTISTS FROM ISSUE N°02:
Alexander Wtges (Panamá) Alissa Polan (Brooklyn, New York) Amy Usdin (Mendota Heights, Minnesota) Andrew Orloski (Fresno, California) Angelika J. Trojnarski (Düsseldorf, Germany) Anya Kotler (Hoboken, New Jersey) Azadeh Elmizadeh (Toronto, Canada) Cameron Scott (United Kingdom), Please visit the website to explore all featured artists.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Director of Programming, Forger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
The Director of Programming will design, develop, and implement the Folger’s programming. This includes building new opportunities for the discovery, exploration, and interpretation of Shakespeare’s works and creating connections to the diversity of human experience. Sitting at the intersection of exhibitions, education, and performance, the Director Programming will ensure that the Folger is a welcoming and inclusive space. They will build audiences and foster artistic and community relationships that support the mission and elevate the visibility of the organization across a variety of platforms. They will be intellectually curious and eager to engage in dialogue with stakeholders, partners, audiences, scholars, and visitors. This individual will ensure all programming is integrated and effective whether it occurs online, in the building, or in the gardens. Reporting to the Director of the Folger, the Director of Programming will supervise a team of 14 to 20 full-time staff members, including four direct reports—Associate Artistic Producer, Administrative Assistant, Poetry and Consort Program Managers, and Events Publicity and Marketing Manager.
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.
Other Opportunity Resources
PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNTIES: CODAworx, a global leader in commissioned artwork, manages a database of RFP’s for public art.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Workhorse Arts Center exhibition opportunities
EAST CITY ART, a virtually based platform supporting visual arts in the DC area, has an extensive listing of arts opportunities in the area.
ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES: The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin, updated weekly and maintained by Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies and information on available studio spaces in the area. To post your call for entry, email Caitlin Gill at email@example.com
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.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: PLAZA ART- Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
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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.