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: Various Flora & Fauna
Organization: View (Old Forge, NY)
Description: The exhibition is open to artists, age 18 and up, working in all media (artists working in sound, video, or film must provide their own equipment) that utilize plants and/or animals as a subjective platform for their work; be it formal, metaphorical or conceptual. Artists have the chance at over $3000 in awards and prizes.
Submission deadline: May 1, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.viewarts.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/various-flora-and-fauna/

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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: Call to Artists: GLOW Winter Public Art Exhibition
Organization: The Georgetown Business Improvement District
Description: The Georgetown Business Improvement District invites artists to submit proposals for the fourth edition of its Georgetown GLOW Winter Public Art Exhibition, an outdoor display of light-art installations on view in Washington, D.C. from Friday, December 8, 2017 - Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Georgetown GLOW is open to all artists working in mediums to include performance, video and sculpture, that creatively incorporates light as its primary medium. With light at the center of each project, artists are encouraged to explore concepts of space and place; inspire public interaction; and utilize and respond to Georgetown. There are three budget categories to apply for: Less than $5,000; between $5,000 - $12,000 and; between $12,000 - $25,000.
Submission deadline: May 5, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.georgetownglowdc.com/2017-call-for-artists/.
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017_glow_call_for_artists.pdf

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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: CAMA Call for Re-branding Proposals
Organization: The Columbus Arts Marketing Association
Description: The Columbus Arts Marketing Association, celebrating it's 30th anniversary in 2017, is looking to re-brand a little! We are asking for submissions to help us create the new look for CAMA and design a few pieces that will help us market the organization. A panel of judges will do a blind judging to choose the winning piece. The winner will be awarded a $250 honorarium for their work and to complete no more than 4 small companion pieces.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Must be a CAMA Member, OSU Design Student, or CCAD Student
• Must submit a complete application by the deadline of May 10, 2017 to ColsArtsMarket@aol.com
• If chosen, must be available within the three weeks following the deadline to create companion pieces, such as social media banners, a free standing vertical banner, and a horizontal banner.

Submission Guidelines:
Each candidate needs to submit the following to be considered for the prize and follow up work.
• Minimum 300 DPI Logo
• Color Palate
• Completion of the attached form
Submission deadline: May 10, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.columbusartsmarketing.org/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CAMAProposal_Rebrand.pdf

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Name: Arts in Ada Festival 2017
Organization: The Ada Arts Council
Description: The 23rd Annual Arts in Ada Festival 2017 is now accepting application for this year’s juried art exhibition. Over 90 artists and artisans will display and sell their fine art and crafts on the beautiful tree-lined Bronson Street in Ada, MI. All visual art mediums will be considered, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mosaics, mixed media, and fine crafts. There is a total of $1,200 in cash prizes for top 3 places in fine art and best in show for fine craft. The festival is on Sunday, May 20, 2017 from 9am-4pm.
Submission deadline: May 1, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.adaarts.org/arts-in-ada-festival-2017.html

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Name: Colors of the Night
Organization: Smithtown Township Arts Council
Description: This exhibition/competition will encompass all varieties of nocturnal art. Twilight/Dusk, dawn, Urban, Interiors, Landscapes, Figures etc. are all possibilities. No subject is off limits. Open to USA artists age 18 or older. All media considered except photography and computer generated art. Work must be original and completed within the past 3 years. Entry fee $45 for up to three images.
Submission deadline: May 1, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.stacarts.org/exhibits/show/103

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Name: 2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program
Organization: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB)
Description: The 2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program at Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada is requesting proposals for this year’s mural at Timberlea Community Park. RMWB intends to commission an Artist/Artist team to design and install murals on four storage sheds in Timberlea Community Park. The murals will cover the entire exterior of each shed.
Submission deadline: April 27, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.rmwb.ca/Assets/Departments/Community+Services/Beautification/Graffiti+Abatement+Mural+Program+2017.pdf

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Name: Arts in the Alley Music and Arts Festival
Organization: Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce
Description: The 38th Annual Arts in the Alley Music and Arts Festival will be held September 16 and 17, 2017. Exhibitors are encouraged to enter any /any other arts/crafts shows being held during the festival – Fine Arts, Crafts, Photography, Quilts, and Grove City Easel Award. All work must be original and handcrafted by the artist. Only recent work is acceptable. All exhibitors must submit three photos of recent work as well as their display with the application/registration form.
Submission deadline: June 1, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://gcchamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2017-Artist-Exhibitor-Application-on-Letterhead.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

Tags: New, Local, State, National, International

Name: BWAC Black and White 2017
Organization: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Description: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for BWAC Black and White 2017. This national juried art show in NYC runs July 29 – Aug 20, 2017. This call for submissions is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2-D and 3-D media including film/video when part of an installation. BWAC will use 8,000 square feet for this show.
Submission deadline: May 31, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://bwac.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/BlackandWhite2017-Prospectus-1-5-17.pdf

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Name: Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017
Organization: Big Four Bridge Arts Festival
Description: Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 announces a call for 100 juried artists in Louisville, KY at Waterfront Park. The quality juried artist will be presented in a location that was built to showcase festivals and special events. Three years in the planning to make this a pleasant and profitable experience for all involved. Community inclusion and support for the arts has spawned a loyal and highly engaged audience that will attend and support our festival.
Submission deadline: May 1, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://bigfourbridgeartsfestival.com/artists-apply/

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Events

Name: Stop. Collaborate. Listen.
Hosted by: The Greater Columbus Arts Council
Description: GCAC invites you to a networking event for art creators, art leaders, art lovers and art advocates.


Stop, Collaborate & Listen
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
4:30pm – 6:30pm
The STEAM Factory
at 400 Rich Street

Meet new friends, share your ideas, dream up some collaborations

Event is free, but space is limited so RSVPs are required by April 19 to events@gcac.org.

Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
RSVP or register by: April 19, 2017

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Name: SAVE the DATE: 2017 OhioDance Festival
Hosted by: OhioDance & BalletMet Columbus
Description: On April 28, 29, and 30, 2017, OhioDance, the state-wide dance network organization, will co-sponsor its regional festival with BalletMet Columbus. There are many classes, workshops, discussions and performances over the three days. The Sessions will be held at the studios and performance space at BalletMet, 322 Mt. Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH. Festival is inherently creative as the brightest talents in dance converge on Columbus to share new ideas and innovations in the field of dance.


Date: April 28, 2017
RSVP or register by: April 6, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://ohiodance.org/festival/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017_OhioDance_festival_brochure.pdf

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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: Intermuseum Conservation Association
Position: Intermuseum Conservation Association – ED (Cleveland)
Description: ICA is currently seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. Reporting directly to the board, the ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. Resumes with cover letters will be accepted until May 15, 2017 or until the position is filled. Email cover letters and resumes to the search committee at: search@ica-artconservation.org.
Date Posted: March 27, 2017
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/EDICAjobdescription.pdf

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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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Name: Call to Artists – Indigenous Artist Residency
Organization: The City of Calgary Public Art Program
Description: As part of its commitment to provide more opportunities for Indigenous artists, The City of Calgary Public Art Program is seeking Treaty 7 and local urban Indigenous artists for a three month long residency from July 10th to October 10th, 2017. This is an invitation to Indigenous artists working in a wide range of media and with an interest in public art practices.

Artists will be chosen by a selection panel process based on the strength of their applications. The outcome of this Indigenous Artist Residency will include community and stakeholder engagement, public presentations and the development of proposals which may inform future public art commissions.
Deadline to apply: June 5, 2017
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Calgary.pdf

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Name: Artist in Residence
Organization: Lux Center for the Arts Residency
Description: LUX Center for the Arts began its residency program in 2003 to provide emerging artists with opportunities to hone their studio skills and gain an appreciation for teaching public art classes for youth and adults. Residencies are offered in ceramics, painting, drawing, mixed media, fibers and metals. These opportunities are tailored to artists who have an appreciation for community both at the LUX and within the larger context of Lincoln.
Deadline to apply: June 1, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit https://luxcenter.org/get-involved/artist-in-residence/

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Name: Film for Artists
Organization: Artscape Gibraltar Point
Description: Artscape Gibraltar Point is excited to announce that 2017’s residency will explore the Toronto Islands through the lens of plant life, animated by the work of several local artists who use plants in their practices in innovative and dynamic ways. Explore organic film processing, using plants and household materials to develop film, alongside the traditional chemistry used in hand-processing. This hands-on filmmaking workshop, appropriate for absolute beginners and small-gauge film enthusiasts alike, will focus on artisanal film techniques while engaging with the specific geography of the Toronto Islands.
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.filmforartists.com/about/

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Workshops

Workshop name: Federal Art Competition Workshop
Hosted by: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Description: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosts an annual art competition to choose the image for its Duck Stamp. The Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest is the only legislatively mandated federal art competition in the nation. Grove City Arts Council will be holding a series of four workshops to learn more about the competition and create a painting in acrylic or oil for possible entry.
Date(s): May 1, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30 PM
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.fws.gov/birds/get-involved/duck-stamp.php.
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Duck-Stamp-Workshop-2017.pdf

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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!

When: 5.8.17, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Main Library, 96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215; Meeting Room 1A

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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Workshop name: Development 101 for Small Arts Orgs
Hosted by: GCAC & Mollard Consulting
Description: Learn the basics of fundraising strategies – how to ask, thank, and engage your donors – and how to use data to determine fundraising goals and create plans for success.

Mollard Consulting will facilitate the workshop.

Seating is limited
RSVP to tjackson@gcac.org

Date(s): May 16, 2017
Time: 8:30am-10:00am

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Workshop name: Grants Pop Up!
Hosted by: GCAC
Description: Need information about Individual Artist Grants, but don't have the time to attend a 2-hour workshop? Stop by the GCAC Grants Pop Up! Bring all of your questions and be ready to take notes. See you there!
Date(s): May 2, 2017
Time: 2-5pm

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