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!

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Calls

Name: Accessible Expressions Ohio 2018: Call for Entries
Organization: VSA Ohio
Description: Accessible Expressions Ohio (AEO) is a professional development opportunity that helps raise awareness about art and ability by presenting exhibitions in inclusive settings. Artists with disabilities, of any age, from across Ohio, are invited to submit their recent, original artwork for entry.

The AEO Call for Art is open to artists of any age, who are residents of Ohio and have a disability.
*As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Applicants need not disclose their actual disability.

• Submissions must be original artwork completed within the last 2 years.
• Artists may submit one (1) or two (2) entries.
• All artwork must have a visual component.
• Entries are reviewed by a panel of distinguished artists, educators, and arts administrators who determine originality and diversity. All decisions are final.
•Artist notification: Friday, January 5, 2018.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit www.vsao.org/aeo
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/VSA-app.pdf

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Name: Greenspot and the Arts
Organization: The City of Columbus
Description: Are you an artist that uses recycled material and/or renewable energy sources for your works of art? Yes! Then think Columbus GreenSpot! Art and sustainability are natural partners. Whether using recycled materials, repurposed materials, or using renewable energy to power an art piece- the materials are there. So let’s partner up! Here is how it works. Create your work of GreenSpot and the Arts art that uses recycled material and/or renewable energy. Next, take pictures of your art piece from all angles (minimal 4). Then email: GreenSpot@columbus.gov.

GreenSpot will review and then post the images to GreenSpot social media (Facebook, Twitter, website).
Submission deadline: December 31, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.columbus.gov/greenspot/

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Name: GENTRIFRIED: A Culinary Reclamation
Organization: Streetlight Guild
Description: Art exhibit opening November 7, 2017
GentrFried is a one-day art exhibit featuring food-based sculpture as a means to interrogate the issue of gentrification. We are looking for visual or culinary artists willing to create a piece(s) based off of a list of dish ideas we’ve already prepared. Artist can choose from the list and will work with the curator about presentation of the food item. The item should not actually be edible (but can look edible). All served food and drink for this event will be handled by people dedicated to that task, not the artists. Don’t be too worried if you’ve never done food sculpture before. We know it’s kind of niche. We’re okay with you trying something new if you’re okay with giving us a top notch piece of art.
We have a pool of dish ideas that need to be made so you’ll choose the one you want to create for the show.

1) Lodge your interest by sending an email to streetlightguild@gmail.com with the subject heading: GENTRIFRIED INTEREST – ARTIST.
2) Send us a bio and a link to your website/page/gram where your work can be seen.
3) You will be notified by October 5 if we think you’re a good fit for this show.


Submission deadline: September 28, 2017
Location: Columbus, Ohio
For more information and to apply, please visit https://streetlightguild.wordpress.com/submissions/

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Name: WRECKA PLAYA: Album Art in 20 Years
Organization: Streetlight Guild
Description: Art exhibit opening December 9, 2017
Wrecka Playa is a visual art exhibit featuring album cover art as realized by artists for music 20 years in the future…music that does not yet exist. What will Kanye West be putting out in 20 years? What will Beyonce’s track list consist of after her three kids go to college? What will the cover for Adele’s “49” look like? What if Prince hadn’t died and had another 20 years of albums to show for it? Wrecka Playa investigates not only what kind of art would go with the music of 20 years from now, but what statements such music – and its album art – might make on the society of 2037.
SLG is looking for both visual artists and creative writers, since some of the displays will be text based. Artists will get to choose from a pool of potential artists, and may suggest an artist they’d like to make the album cover for (final approval by curator).

1) Lodge your interest by sending an email to streetlightguild@gmail.com with the subject heading: WRECKA INTEREST – ARTIST.
2) Send us a bio and a link to your website/page/gram where your work can be seen.
3) Please do this by October 18.
4) You will be notified by October 22 if we think you’re a good fit for this show.
Submission deadline: October 18, 2017
Location: Columbus, Ohio
For more information and to apply, please visit https://streetlightguild.wordpress.com/submissions/

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Name: Soldotna Alaska 2nd Annual Photo Competition
Organization: Greater Soldotna, Alaska
Description: This photographic competition is open to all amateur and professional photographers who are US residents. First prize is $500, with four $100 Honorable Mentions for individual images. All photos must be taken within the greater Soldotna, Alaska area. Submission of consistent bodies of work is strongly urged. Selected photographs and bodies of work will be displayed at the heavily used outdoor Rotary Art Park's weather-resistant displays and successful applicants may be invited to participate in other events.
Submission deadline: September 30, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://artspacealaska.org/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017-Festival-Flyer-Final-reduced-size-PDF.pdf

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Name: Name: 31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition
Organization: Greater Denton Arts Council
Description: The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Approximately 70 works will be selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.
Entries may be submitted via our online application form through September 29, 2017 (11:59 PM). A downloadable 2018 Prospectus is also available for entries submitted via physical mail or in person to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

AWARDS
The Greater Denton Arts Council will provide Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250. Winners will be determined by the juror and will be announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on February 2, 2018.

ELIGIBLE MEDIA
Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2015-2017) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES + ENTRY FEE
Each artist is limited to three (3) entries. There is a $40 (USD) non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application.

SIZE LIMITATIONS
All work must be ready for installation. Submissions are restricted to a weight limit of no more than 75 pounds. GDAC reserves the right to exclude any entry that presents complex installation or assembly problems.

Submission deadline: September 29, 2017
Location: Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Denton, Texas.
For more information and to apply, please visit https://dentonarts.com/materials-hard-soft-call-page

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Name: Artist in Recovery Exhibition Call
Organization: Fresh A.I.R. Gallery
Description: Fresh A.I.R. Gallery will review proposals for its 2018 exhibition season.
A.I.R. stands for Artists In Recovery. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery exhibits the work of artists who have been affected by mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Through art, we educate the community and work to break down stigma.

If you have been affected by mental illness and/or substance use disorders, and would be interested in exhibiting your artwork, please see details via the attached PDF.
Submission deadline: November 15, 2017
Location: Columbus, Ohio
For more information and to apply, please visit www.southeastinc.com/fresh_air.php
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/FreshAIR_OppArts_Listing.docx

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Name: Call for Art for Columbus Museum of Art Fundraiser
Organization: Columbus Museum of Art
Description: The Columbus Museum of Art is seeking artists to donate artwork for its biennial fundraiser, An Evening with Art", March 3, 2018. Pieces will be selected through a juried process, fundraising proceeds benefit the children and family programing at the museum.

See attached PDF for more details and contact information.
Submission deadline: November 1, 2017
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CMA-Call.pdf

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Events

Name: John Glenn International Airport 5K Run & Walk
Hosted by: Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Description: COLUMBUS – Now is the time to register for the first-of-its-kind runway 5K run and walk at John Glenn Columbus International Airport on Sunday, Oct. 29.

The cost to participate is $40 per person and proceeds will be donated to Honor Flight Columbus, a nonprofit organization that provides senior veterans with a day in the nation’s capital to visit the memorials built in their honor. Participants will receive a T-shirt, commemorative medal and swag bag.

The 5K, which begins at 9 a.m., will be held on the airport’s north runway, providing participants a chance to view aircraft landing and departing from the south runway.

Registration is limited to 750 participants.
Date: October 29, 2017
Time: 9am
RSVP or register by: October 26, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit https://runsignup.com/CMH5K
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Registration-now-open-for-John-Glenn-International-5K.pdf

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Grants

Name: MAP Fund Grant Application Opens Sept 25
Organization: MAP Fund
Description: 2018 application opens on September 25th, 2017. Are you applying for a MAP grant this fall?

•Bookmark mapfundblog.org. All of the information you need to create and submit a 2018 proposal will be here.

•Take our eligibility quiz to find out if your project is eligible for MAP funding — we highly recommend determining your project’s eligibility prior to creating an application. The quiz can be found at mapfundblog.org.


•We’re updating our applicant support process to ensure that everyone receives timely responses to their questions and equitable access to staff expertise. Applicant support tools will be available beginning August 28, 2017.

MAP is interested in supporting artists that question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the current American landscape. MAP supports projects that address these concerns through the processes of creating and distributing live performance to the public, and/or through the content and themes of the work itself.


Deadline to apply: October 30, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit https://mapfundblog.org/

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Job Opportunities

Organization: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Position: Visitor Center Lead
Description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens seeks a Full-Time Visitor Center Lead to be responsible for providing outstanding customer service while coordinating daily operations, and provides guidance, training, scheduling and coaching to staff assigned to the Visitor Center.
Date Posted: May 10, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.fpconservatory.org/About-Us/Employment#Visitor%20Center%20Lead

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Organization: Americans for the Arts
Position: Local Arts Advancement Programs Manager
Description: Working with and reporting to the Director of Local Arts Services, the manager is responsible for coordinating and implementing Americans for the Arts’ comprehensive full-career-spectrum field education (students to executives and board members, and all in between) offerings to develop competent and informed arts professionals ready to advance and lead the arts on a local, regional and national level. The position is responsible for planning and executing a suite of programs and resources centered around field development and advancement that focuses on the full leadership pipeline and organizational needs, and requires knowledge of the local arts development field, creative multi-platform engagement and adult education, variable learning styles, and training methodologies. This position coordinates a team of cross-departmental content providers and subject matter experts to ensure robust learning opportunities in the Americans for the Arts education platform (ArtsU).
Date Posted: August 2, 2017
Location: Washington D.C.
For more information and to apply, please visit https://careers-artsusa.icims.com/jobs/1058/local-arts-advancement-programs-manager/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=727&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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Organization: Americans for the Arts
Position: Arts Marketing Programs Manager
Description: Working with and reporting to the Director of Local Arts Services, the manager focuses on skill building around earned revenue, audience development and advocacy for arts and culture organizations, LAAs/nexus organizations and, where applicable, individual practitioners. The manager works with our Arts Marketers Network to guide and inform peers working to promote arts and culture and design innovative programming to meet their needs. The manager uses the National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) portfolio to advance the field’s ability to maintain and increase audience engagement and development, responding to changing demographics and increasing diversity, equity and inclusion practices.
Date Posted: August 2, 2017
Location: Washington D.C.
For more information and to apply, please visit https://careers-artsusa.icims.com/jobs/1061/arts-marketing-programs-manager/job?mode=view

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Residencies

There are no opportunities available at this time. Check back soon!

Workshops

Workshop name: Legal Clinic for Artists and Small Arts Organizations
Hosted by: Stefan Thomas and Ashley Ingram of Thomas Ingram Law Group
Description: Have questions about copyrights or trademarks? Starting a business out of your art? Maybe you need a lawyer to look over a contract with you, or help you file your taxes?

Join us at the GCAC OPPArt Artist & Small Organizations Legal Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 5:30-7:30pm (Location TBD), as our friends from Thomas Ingram Law Group, LLC lead a workshop on the topics important to you as a non-profit, artist and creative.

We will address:
Intellectual Property
o Copyright Rights & Processes
o Trademark Rights & Processes
o Rights Organizations
o Licensing

Business
o Business Structuring
o Business Contracting

Significant Terms for Artists/Orgs
Significant Contracts for Artists/Orgs
Taxes
o Tax implications for individuals and businesses
o Nonprofit Processes

Space is limited to 30 participants. To register, please email Trina Jackson at tjackson@gcac.org by Friday, Oct. 13.

Date(s): October 18, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: United Way
360 S. 3rd Street, 43215
1st floor meeting room
Free parking lot behind building. Enter doors facing Third Street.

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Workshop name: Global Fluency Workshop for Organizations
Hosted by: Greater Columbus Arts Council
Description: GCAC is pleased to partner with the Columbus Council on World Affairs to bring Global Fluency Training to Columbus arts organizations. The FREE training is designed for organizations who collaborate or interact with people from different cultural backgrounds. Participants will gain awareness, tools and confident to interact effectively across cultures.

The half-day workshop will involved hands-on experiences, practical examples, and a research-based framework for understanding the six dimensions on which cultures differ.

RSVP to grants@gcac.org



Date(s): October 4, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 12:30am
Location: GCAC Offices
100 E. Broad Street, #2250
Columbus, OH 43215

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