Opportunities for Artists

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The Greater Columbus Arts Council aims to connect individual artists and arts organizations to opportunities and to each other. One way we do this is by populating this section of our website with information on various internal and external opportunities. These opportunities are shared broadly through our monthly OPPArt newsletter. In addition, we offer free professional development workshop series, round-table discussions, and social events.

Calls

Name: Call for Dancers for 2018 Holiday Event
Organization: OhioDance
Description: OhioDance presents Dance at the 2018 Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. The indoor ceremony will take place inside of the Statehouse on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. All dance forms welcome especially,family friendly, holiday dance and international dance. There will be some compensation. Each dance will be under 10 minutes.

If you are interested please complete the application form attached and email it to jane@ohiodance.org by Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be within 30 days from submission deadline.

Submission deadline: August 28, 2018
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://ohiodance.org/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/blankApplication_2018_OhioDance_presents_dance_Ohio_Statehouse.docx

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Name: Call for Art
Organization: Trillium Dental Spa and Gallery
Description: Seeking local artists to be exhibited at Trillium Dental Spa and Gallery in Downtown Columbus. 3 Local Artists will be exhibited for 6 months; artwork will be featured on the website and for sale at the discretion of the artist.

Anyone interested in submitting artwork should email up to 6 photographs to trilliumdentaloh@gmail.com by 8/27 at 3:00pm. Please include pricing estimates and contact information (email, name, and phone) with submissions.
Submission deadline: August 27, 2018
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/CALL-FOR-ART.pdf

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Name: Day of the Dead Community Event Art Contest
Organization: Latino Arts for Humanity
Description: This art contest is open for artists of all career levels, from emerging to established, from a variety of disciplines.

The finalists will be invited to take part in the exhibition hosted at Greenlawn Cemetery Mausoleum, Columbus, OH during the Day of the Dead Community Event on October 20, 2018.

Entries must be in JPEG format, no larger than 1400 x 1800 pixels, and under 2MB.
Please include your show statement – it will help the jurors and curators understand your work better.
EVALUATION: our jurors are represented by gallery board members, curators, exhibiting artists, art business professionals.
Submission deadline: September 2, 2018
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwRZoiS6jhlN15kMBicnBeyhGTPgK2LgHWw_qCln7zGrSYOg/viewform

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Name: Juried Art Show
Organization: Martin de Porres Center
Description: As a place for spiritual outreach, we exhibit works of art that help us examine social justice issues and other aspects of spirituality. We invite accomplished artists in various media whose work fits with our mission to exhibit their work at the Center.

Artists are invited to submit their artwork for a juried art show, “Sacred Images: Mary & Jesus” – scheduled to be on display November 1-January 4, 2019. Artists are encouraged to submit work that represents Jesus and/or Mary in some way. See the Call for Entries for additional requirements and submit entries by September 14.
Submission deadline: September 14, 2018
For more information, please visit https://martindeporrescenter.net/art-exhibits/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Call-for-Entries.pdf

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Name: SCORE with the Columbus Symphony
Organization: Columbus Symphony / Johnstone Fund for New Music
Description: The Columbus Symphony in collaboration with the Johnstone Fund for New Music presents: SCORE with the Columbus SYMPHONY! This project serves to support and feature local creativity by presenting selected works of Ohio composers (see below) during a reading session by the Columbus Symphony conducted by Music Director Rossen Milanov on January 8 & 9, 2019.
Submission deadline: September 15, 2018
For more information, please visit http://composerssite.com/opportunity/9929

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Name: Call for Artists
Organization: City of Groveport, Town Hall Art Gallery
Description: City of Groveport, Town Hall Art Gallery: 648 Main Street, Groveport, Ohio 43110

Artist can exhibit for (1) month. No charge to exhibit. Sales allowed-no percentage is taken.

Please email: Cduckworth@groveport.org for more information and to schedule for 2019.

No deadline; however, we only accept (10) artist a year to exhibit.

Submission deadline: November 30, 2018

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Name: Call for Creative Video, Animation and Motion Graphic Design
Organization: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Description: The Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) is looking for video, animation and motion graphic content for their 60’ W x 7’H LED video wall “Digital Canvas” to be run throughout the year. Located inside the convention center between the North and South buildings is a highly-visible major Concourse providing access to both ends of the convention center as well as the main entrance off of High Street. The GCCC has over 1 million visitors each year.

Two informational meetings will be held to answer FAQ’s and to view the Digital Canvas on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and Friday, August 17, 2018, both starting at 11:30am in the Trott Room located next to the Digital Canvas.
Submission deadline: December 10, 2018
For more information, please visit https://filmfreeway.com/GCCC2018CallforCreativeVideoAnimationandMotionGraphicDesign
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Digital-Canvas-Call-Out.pdf

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Name: Show Us Your Screenplays (part of the GCAC Film Fellowship)
Organization: Gateway Film Center
Description: As part of the GCAC Film Fellowship, Show Us Your Screenplays is an annual call for submissions of short screenplays (no longer than 10 pages) that are reviewed by a panel of expert judges from organizations such as GFC, Film Columbus, FFOCOL, Nightmares Film Festival, and MOFA as well as local film critics.

The winning screenwriter(s) will be paired with the filmmaker recognized as Best Overall Short (based on winners of monthly film submissions July 2018 - May 2019) and provided a stipend to collaborate on a new short film.

Deadline for submission: March 31, 2019
Submit to: showshorts@gatewayfilmcenter.org
Submission deadline: March 31, 2019
Location: Columbus, Ohio
For more information, please visit http://www.gcac.org/grants-services/individual-artist-fellowships/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2019_GFC-Flim-Guide-final1.pdf

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Name: Show Us Your Shorts (part of the GCAC Film Fellowship)
Organization: Gateway Film Center
Description: For Filmmakers

Deadline to register: The Wednesday before the first Saturday of each month, July 2018 - May 2019.
Register by email to: showshorts@gatewayfilmcenter.org

As part of the GCAC Film Fellowship, Show Us Your Shorts is a monthly open-mic style opportunity for filmmakers to showcase short-form video work and compete for audience votes and a cash prize.
a) Show Us Your Shorts is hosted the first Saturday of each month, beginning in July 2019. Screenings begin at 4:30 p.m. in House 2, networking at 6:00 p.m. in the lounge.
b) Each month will feature a max of 8 short films, each with a 10-minute time limit.
c) Submissions are due by 6:00 p.m. the Wednesday before each Show Us Your Shorts event and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
d) Each month, a winning short is selected by the paying audience and that monthly winner receives a cash prize from the event admissions (tickets are $5).
e) A panel of esteemed judges will select A Best Overall Short on June 1, 2019 from the 11 monthly winners selected July 2018 through May 2019.

Filmmakers are asked to register by email as follows:
• The subject line should read “Show Us Your Shorts – Your Name – Name of Film”
• The body of the email should include:
o your name,
o the name of the film,
o runtime of the film, and
o a link to a video hosting website (either YouTube or Vimeo) which can stream your video. Only YouTube or Vimeo links will be accepted.
Submission deadline: May 1, 2019
Location: Columbus, Ohio
For more information, please visit http://gatewayfilmcenter.org/show-us-your-shorts-3/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2019_GFC-Flim-Guide-final.pdf

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Outside Grants

Name: Individual Excellence Awards
Organization: Ohio Arts Council
Description: The Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award application is now open and accepting applications for the FY 19 deadline. This year we are accepting applications in the following disciplines: crafts, design arts, interdisciplinary/performance art, media arts, photography, visual arts 2D, and visual arts 3D. One application is accepted per applicant.
Deadline to apply: September 4, 2018
Location: Ohio
For more information, please visit http://www.oac.ohio.gov/grants#4436-individual-artists
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IndividualExcellenceGuidelines.pdf

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Job Opportunities

Organization: VSA Ohio
Position: Development Internship
Description: VSA Ohio seeks a Development & Records Intern to contribute to the sustainability and growth of a statewide nonprofit. Primary tasks include documenting organizational history and developing accurate/comprehensive contacts system for communication and development activities. The Intern will work closely with VSAO’s executive director and program assistant. This is an excellent opportunity to make a large contribution to a small nonprofit while developing a portfolio of non-profit skills. Candidates should have an interest in non-profit administration, development, arts, education, and/or disability.

Position is unpaid but flexible schedule/location, and academic credit is available.

Send resume or questions to ehoppe@vsao.org
Date Posted: May 30, 2018
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit www.vsao.org
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Development-Intern_VSA-Ohio_2018.docx

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Organization: VSA Ohio
Position: Social Media Internship
Description: VSA Ohio seeks a social media intern to create engaging content which conveys the impact of our mission and programs. The Social Media Intern position is well-suited to creative, detail-oriented people who are self-motivated and have a passion for arts, access, and inclusion.

Internship is unpaid but flexible schedule/location, and academic credit available.
Date Posted: May 30, 2018
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit www. VSAO.org
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Social-Media-Intern_VSA-Ohio_2018.docx

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Organization: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
Position: Development & Special Events Manager
Description: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra seeks a Development & Special Events Manager to support the
orchestra’s fundraising directives and goals. As the lead writer, this position is responsible for writing
and executing grant applications and proposals, and also manages all aspects of development
related special events, including donor cultivation and stewardship events, Artist Circle, and the
annual Soirée Benefit and Concert fundraiser. This position reports to the Director of Advancement &
Engagement to ensure that organizational objectives and goals are met.
Date Posted: June 13, 2018
For more information, please visit https://promusicacolumbus.org/about/employment/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Development-Special-Events-Manager.pdf

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Organization: McConnell Arts Center
Position: Operations Assistant
Description: Searching for an organized and responsible individual who has experience in supporting a busy non-profit, performing or visual arts organization. Must have the ability to interact with both external and internal customers, volunteers and other staff. The Operations Assistant handles phone and in-person inquiries, provides administrative support for special projects, weekly posting of calendar items for the web, social media and email communications, generation of content for flyers, postcards and printed material and assists in running of productions, events and performances. The position also assists with theatre booking, special event execution and management, light facility maintenance and repair. Volunteer management responsibilities.

Full-time, the position requires a regular evening and weekend work schedule.

Qualifications include: Three years of programming or like experience. Superior knowledge of arts operations, both non-vocation and vocational. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to speak and communicate effectively with groups of people. Hands on art handling experience. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft products, InDesign, Photoshop, web publishing or design.

Competitive salary and a benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick/personal days, medical and life insurance. Free classes and performance tickets for all staff and members of their immediate family.

Please send your resume or qualifications to Jon Cook, Executive Director, jcook@mcconnellarts.org. Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.
Date Posted: July 18, 2018
For more information, please visit www.mcconnellarts.org

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Organization: Drexel Theatre
Position: Theatre Director
Description: Theatre Director – Drexel Theatre

The Drexel: Following our stunning multi-million dollar restoration in 2017 and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bexley’s iconic Drexel Theatre is one of America’s artistic jewels showcasing the best of independent film and, through its educational outreach, stimulating dialogue on film art and important issues of the day.

Position Summary: Friends of the Drexel now seeks an energetic, creative and business-savvy Theatre Director to oversee the Theatre’s day-to-day operations. The Theatre Director will report directly to the Columbus Association for Performing Arts (CAPA), who manages the Theatre for Friends. The Theatre Director works with CAPA to determine artistic content, book and promote films, program theatre activities and special events, supervise staff, oversee theatre safety, cleanliness and maintenance, manage all business operations, and serve as community ambassador for the Drexel.

Date Posted: May 1, 2018
For more information, please visit https://www.capa.com/about/employment-opportunities

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Organization: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Position: Seeking Graphic Designer
Description: Columbus Metropolitan Library looking for a highly creative and collaborative Graphic Designer to join its Marketing team. Photography experience is a plus.

This is a key role on the library’s Marketing Team, helping to share the library story with compelling graphics to raise brand awareness and engage people of all ages.

Columbus Metropolitan Library is an award-winning industry leader, with 23 locations providing urban and suburban communities with vital programs and services to help improve lives.

Date Posted: July 2, 2018
Location: Columbus, Ohio
For more information, please visit Columbus Metropolitan Library looking for a highly creative and collaborative Graphic Designer to join its Marketing team. Photography experience is a plus. This is a key role on the library’s Marketing Team, helping to share the library story with compelling graphics to raise brand awareness and engage people of all ages. Columbus Metropolitan Library is an award-winning industry leader, with 23 locations providing urban and suburban communities with vital programs and services to help improve lives.

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Organization: Pizzuti Collection
Position: Education Coordinator
Description: The Pizzuti Collection seeks a full-time contract employee to be its Education Coordinator. The Coordinator will report to the Chief Curator, and oversee all aspects of educational programming related to its exhibitions.
Date Posted: June 15, 2018
For more information, please visit https://www.pizzuticollection.org
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Education-Coordinator-Job-Description_FINAL_6-14-18.pdf

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Organization: Ohio Arts Council
Position: Marketing & Exhibitions Fellow
Description: The Ohio Arts Council (OAC), a national leader in arts administration, is seeking a dynamic, motivated marketing candidate for a high-quality professional learning opportunity. Designed in partnership with the Columbus Arts Marketing Association (CAMA) this is a yearlong, paid fellowship.
The person accepting the fellowship will gain hands-on, practical experience in a professional art gallery and with the state’s arts agency.
Date Posted: June 15, 2018
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit http://www.oac.ohio.gov/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Marketing-and-Exhibitions-Fellow-Call-for-Applications-final-FY-2019.pdf

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Organization: LancasterChorale
Position: Manager of Grants & Social Media
Description: LancasterChorale, Central Ohio’s premier professional chamber choir, is now accepting applications for the part-time position, Manager of Grants and Social Media.
Date Posted: June 15, 2018
For more information, please visit http://www.lancasterchorale.com/
For more information, please view http://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/LancasterChorale-Manager-Position-part-time.pdf

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Organization: Short North Alliance
Position: Deputy Director
Description: The Short North Alliance Deputy Director for District Projects and Operations is responsible for directing Short North Alliance services and projects in the public realm and supporting the Executive Director in the administration of Short North Alliance operations.
Date Posted: July 25, 2018
For more information, please visit http://shortnorth.org/employment-opportunities/

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