OPPArt: Opportunities for Artists

OPPArt is a series aimed toward helping individual artists and small arts organizations connect with each other and advance their work and skill-set. The series includes professional development workshops, round-table discussions, social events and more. Most events are free and all are open to artists of any discipline and level unless otherwise noted. Please sign up below to receive our newsletter to keep up-to-date!

Upcoming workshops & events:

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Calls

Name: Miracle Garden Mural Contest
Organization: The Miracle Garden
Description: The Miracle Garden is pleased to announce a competition to design and paint murals at Parcels to Places garden sites. The contest is open to individuals, groups and businesses. Winners will be awarded a $100 gift card and be provided with all materials to complete the project. Parcels to Places is a pilot project which will showcase creative ideas and strategies for transforming Columbus’ vacant land into an asset that contributes to the community.
Submission deadline: April 15, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://themiraclegarden.org/2017/03/05/miracle-garden-shed-mural-contest/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/The-Miracle-Garden-MuralContest-Packet-booklet51.pdf

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Name: Call for Entries: The Inn at Honey Run
Organization: The Inn at Honey Run and the Greater Columbus Arts Council
Description: Artists, don't miss this extremely unique opportunity to bring your vision to life on a large scale at the region's only open air art museum! The Inn at Honey Run and the Greater Columbus Arts Council would like to welcome Franklin County and surrounding area artists, sculptors, designers, photographers, and imaginative thinkers of all kinds to participate in this highly unique opportunity, where up to three installations for The Holmes County Open Air Art Museum (OAAM) will be selected.
Submission deadline: April 30, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.innathoneyrun.com/gcac

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Name: “The Sight of Music“
Organization: The Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC)
Description: In the Fall of 2017, the Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC) will host a large exhibition of contemporary works by Ohio artists, in a challenge set forth by guest curator, local poet and writer, Steve Abbott. Framed by a nod to synesthesia, “THE SIGHT OF MUSIC” will present visual representations of the aural arts, exploring how we interact with music as a central aspect of our humanity.
Submission deadline: August 16, 2017
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Sight-of-Music-Call-for-Art.pdf

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Name: Call for Submissions: Columbus Black International Film Festival
Organization: Columbus Black International Film Festival
Description: The primary objective of the Columbus Black International Film Festival is to showcase Black filmmakers locally, nationally and internationally, while highlighting a spectrum of stories told by people of the African Diaspora. This festival will also provide an advantage for filmmakers and the community to learn about the film industry through educational workshops and panel discussions, a safe space to showcase film and an opportunity to network with the filmmakers in the city.
Submission deadline: June 19, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://columbusbiff.wixsite.com/cbiff
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/CBIFF-Submission-Guidelines.pdf

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Events

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Grants

Name: Nonprofit Grant: Animations to Change the World
Organization: Next Day Animations
Description: Next Day Animations loves working with organizations who are changing the world. We believe animations are an incredible tool to share important messages and get people to take action. Selected nonprofits will receive a 2-minute whiteboard animation at no cost. This animation includes original scripting, professional voiceover, and custom illustration, valued at up to $5,000.
Deadline to apply: April 30, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.nextdayanimations.com/nonprofit-grant/

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Job Opportunities

Organization: Columbus Museum of Art
Position: Event Utility Associate
Description: The Columbus Museum of Art is seeking an energetic and flexible individual to provide back-of-the-house support for internal and external events. Reporting to the Event Specialist, the Utility Associate will perform a variety of duties in support of the event.
Date Posted: February 22, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.columbusmuseum.org/about-cma/job-opportunities/
Organization: Columbus Museum of Art
Position: Docent Programs Coordinator
Description: The Columbus Museum of Art is seeking a full-time Docent Programs Coordinator to oversee the daily operations of CMA’s docent program, including tour scheduling and ongoing continuing education. The Coordinator will model best practices in tour facilitation and develop strong working relationships with docents and docent program partners with the goal of sustaining and growing a high-quality, visitor-centered docent program.
Date Posted: March 24, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.columbusmuseum.org/about-cma/job-opportunities/

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Organization: Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA)
Position: CAPA Seeks President and CEO
Description: The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks a forward-thinking, energetic and visionary professional to serve as their President and CEO. The CEO leads CAPA as a theatre owner/landlord, presenter of performing arts, shared services manager, theater-based community developer, and fundraiser.

CAPA reserves the right to close the search for its convenience at any time, however, applicants are encouraged to apply by May 19, 2017. Please send nominations or application materials (CV/resume and cover letter) to hr@capa.com.
Date Posted: March 20, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://ams-online.com/capa-seeks-president-and-ceo/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/CAPA-President-and-CEO-Position-Description.pdf

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Residencies

Name: Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts (AIA)
Organization: VSA Ohio
Description: AIA partners teaching artists and educators in inclusive classrooms to enhance teaching and learning through an arts-integrated residency and curriculum. By bringing together teachers and students of all abilities, we provide a unique opportunity to experience the power of the arts to support student achievement, creativity, innovation and effective teaching and learning. Call for classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year are now open.
Deadline to apply: May 31, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.vsao.org/aia

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Workshops

Workshop name: Pastel Chalk Class
Hosted by: Grove City Arts Council
Description: Grove City Arts Council will host a pastel chalk class in April. Students must be at least 12 years of age to register. Proceeds from the class will help fund student art scholarships.

Beginning Pastel, will be held four Monday evenings in April from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Cost is $120 per person for the four weeks. Instructor is professional portrait artist Sandy Reddig. Students will learn color values and composition and receive personal guidance.

Date(s): April 3, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
For more information and to apply, please visit http://grovecityartscouncil.org/eventsexhibits.html
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Grove-City-Arts-Council.pdf

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Workshop name: Arts & Accessibility
Hosted by: Greater Columbus Arts Council
Description: Join VSA Ohio, the state organization on arts and disability for this free workshop on making the arts more inclusive for people with dis/abilities. Making the arts more accessible is easier, less expensive, and more rewarding than you think. In this session, sponsored by GCAC, VSAO will dispel common misconceptions; share history and trends in disability art and culture; provide tips on no-cost access action items; discuss marketing strategies; and give specific examples for adapting programs/exhibitions/performances.
Date(s): April 20, 2017
Time: 9:30-11am
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.vsao.org/

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Workshop name: Fundraising Secrets
Hosted by: GCAC and Shoshanah Goldberg Miller
Description: In this comprehensive session, we will cover the solutions and steps to setting and achieving your goals, both in cultivating and soliciting individual giving and in securing corporate sponsorship dollars. Research, planning, asset assessment, and goal setting all are a part of this process. You will learn how to strengthen existing fundraising efforts as well as proven ways to tackle challenges in securing funding going forward. Bring your questions, challenges, and curiosity!

RSVP to Trina Jackson at tjackson@gcac.org.
Date(s): May 8, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Increase-Fundraising-Success.pdf

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