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CALL TO VISUAL ARTISTS AND POETS: Speak Your Truth | Black Lives Matter, Anthenaeum, Alexandria, VA
DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 27, 2020
EXHIBITION DATES: Thursday, October 1 – Tuesday, December 1, 2020
The Athenaeum believes art has the power to transcend boundaries to elevate diverse voices, artistic expressions, and opportunities for active engagement accessible to all. We continuously celebrate the creativity of our diverse population in the DMV region and plan to launch an online digital gallery, Speak Your Truth | Black Lives Matter, an exhibition that aims to represent the depth and diversity of the DC/MD/VA region and its reflections on the activities associated with BLM. Visual art and poetry are the primary components of this collection, and all works will include text of some sort as an element of the composition
Works will be evaluated based on aesthetic quality as well as effectiveness in communicating a message. Twig Murray, Gallery Director of the Athenaeum Gallery, will select from the visual works and KaNikki Jakarta, Alexandria’s Poet Laureate, will evaluate and curate the works of poetry. Selected works will be featured on our website October 1 through December 1, 2020 and in our social media programs.
- There is no cost to enter.
- Entries can be created entirely on the computer, or in reality and then scanned or photographed.
- Poetry can be submitted as a text file, as a visual submission, or as a video of the work being read or performed. Videos must be two minutes or shorter.
- All entries will be emailed to the Athenaeum Gallery.
- Selected works will all be identified with the artist name, a title, and a one sentence statement if desired.
- Images should be excellent screen quality.
- Deadline for submission is August 27.
- Online exhibition runs from October 1 to December 1.
We encourage you to consider making something that:
- Reflects your personal experience or journey
- Helps others understand your experience
- Clarifies a common misconception or explains a perspective
- Gives voice to your fear and frustration
- Expresses hope for permanent change
Email your artwork or poetry submissions as jpgs or pdfs to email@example.com. You are encouraged to submit web links for any poetry video submissions that you have. Please note we are unable to directly accept video files or video attachments at this time.
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
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.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Director of Programs, SPARC, Richmond, VA
DEADLINE: open until filled
Founded in 1981 by Richmond actress Jeri Cutler-Voltz, SPARC (School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community) provides transformative performing arts education to more 3,000 students each year. Through SPARC’s highly skilled teaching artists who intentionally integrate the arts with youth development principles, students discover their creativity and build critical learning and life skills that carry into adulthood. SPARC’s mission is to profoundly influence young people’s lives through exceptional performing arts education.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Cultural Affairs Director, City of Thousand Oaks, CA
DEADLINE: open until filled
The Cultural Affairs Department for the City of Thousand Oaks oversees the operation of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Bank of America Performing Arts Center (BAPAC), one of the largest performing arts centers between Los Angeles and San Francisco. BAPAC encompasses two theaters—the 1,800-seat Fred Kavli Theatre and the 394-seat Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre. The box office processes more than 170,000 tickets and averages $8.5 million in ticket sales each year. Combining outstanding arts and entertainment with state-of-the-art technology and acoustics, more than 200,000 patrons and 15,000 school children attend more than 300 performances and events annually. BAPAC is home to three resident companies: Pacific Festival Ballet, New West Symphony, and 5-Star Theatricals.
BAPAC is funded through a unique public/private partnership between the City of Thousand Oaks and Thousand Oaks Alliance for the Arts (TOARTS), a 501(c)3 nonprofit. TOARTS serves as the in-house presenting arm of BAPAC and uses private funds to present more than 60 performances annually. TOARTS also serves as BAPAC’s official fundraiser, underwriting theater operations and arts education programming as well as providing annual performance grants to community arts organizations performing at the venue. TOARTS has an annual operating budget of $3.7 million and the Cultural Affairs Department serves as support staff to administer the organization’s programs and operations. The Cultural Affairs Director also serves as the Executive Director of TOARTS.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: PLAZA ART- Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Openings for Sales Associate and Key Holder and other positions throughout the US
CALL TO ARTISTS: Us: What divides us and what unites us?,(online exhibition), Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Monday, August 17, 2020, 11:59 P.M., ET
Kimberli Gant, PhD, McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Kristen Hileman, Independent Curator & Curator-in-Residence, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
Frauke V. Josenhans, PhD, Associate Curator, Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX
Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Karen E. Milbourne, PhD, Senior Curator, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
Gabriel Ritter, PhD, Curator & Head of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: FY 2021 Art Exhibition (Curatorial) Grant, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Friday, August 21, 2020, 4:00PM, EDT
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) invites applications from qualified individuals for exhibition proposals for CAH’s 200 I Street Galleries, located in the lobby of the 200 I (Eye) Street, SE District government building.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Craft and Design – Richmond, VA
DEADLINE: Monday, August 31, 2020
ONLINE EVENT:Friday, November 20-Sunday, November 29, 2020
IN PERSON EVENT: Richmond, VA: Friday, JUNE 4-Sunday, June 6, 2021
Craft + Design Online will give shoppers the opportunity to browse and buy the work of artists who have been selected by the jury to show their work at Craft + Design in June 2021! True to Craft + Design’s history, this online event will kick off the holiday shopping season and provide an opportunity to support small businesses and local makers from all over the country.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Pyramid Atlantic Workshop Proposals – Hyattsville, MD
DEADLINE: Friday, September 4, 2020
Pyramid Atlantic offers year-round workshops in printmaking, papermaking, book arts, and hybrids thereof. We offer multi-week, daytime, evening, and weekend intensives for adults in our fully equipped studios.
As part of a robust and diverse schedule of offerings, we welcome unsolicited workshop proposals, and hope that you will consider applying! Visiting instructor payment is negotiated with Artistic Director.
Workshop proposal reviews are ongoing, but for best consideration, submit class proposals by the following dates:
1/15 for Summer Workshops
4/1 for Fall Workshops
7/1 for Winter Workshops
10/1 for Spring Workshops
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Stable Arts Director of Art and Programming – Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Are you innovative, flexible, collaborative, and organized with a passion for contemporary visual arts?
Are you itching for the opportunity to use your skills and connections to elevate DC contemporary visual arts locally, nationally, and internationally?
Have you been searching for an energetic, fast-growing organization that will give you a platform to present forward-thinking programming?
If so, we are looking for you! STABLE’s Director of Art and Programming will take the lead in helping us realize our mission to it’s max potential, but it takes the right candidate. Click below to send us your resume and cover letter!
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Content Manager, Hemphill, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: open until filled
HEMPHILL, a leading gallery of contemporary art in Washington, DC, seeks a new
addition to its gallery staff.
- Maintain gallery web presence with regular updates using content management
systems: HEMPHILL Website, Artsy, Artnet.
- Create iContact announcements about artwork, artists and gallery news
- Manage social media postings and plan long-range social media campaigns
- Graphic Design
- Create and assemble visual presentation materials
- Produce short video productions
- Collect and coordinate artwork images and supporting information for inventory
and promotion purposes
- Email correspondence, phone support
- Assist with the day-to-day administrative requirements of a small retail business
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 EXHIBITORS: American University Museum Project Space, Washington, DC
The American University Museum Project Space, launched in Summer 2019, is dedicated to working with academics and nontraditional curators to create exhibitions addressing special topics of interest across the university and the greater Washington, D.C. community. Project Space exhibitions are held three times per year and include a published e-book catalog.
Projects are not restricted to art! Are you doing a research project on an unknown composer? Perhaps you want to display sheet music and play recordings. Are you an entomologist? We think insects are beautiful. Always in the library? Let’s feature some famous children’s book illustrators.
American University cannot wait to see what you come up with! Exhibitions should highlight educational themes to engage the university community.
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.