OPPArt: Opportunities for Artists

GCAC is hosting grants workshops & GoArts training in various community locations Dec 4 – 18 to highlight grant program improvements and introduce applicants to our improved GoArts online application platform.

Artists and organizations are strongly encouraged to attend a December workshop.

Click this link to view the workshop dates and to sign up


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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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 http://www.vsao.org/aeo
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/VSA-app.pdf

Tags: Expiring Soon, Local, State

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/

Tags: New, Local

Name: Design the Pearl Market Shopping Bag
Organization: Pearl Market
Description: The contest is open to amateur or professional artists. We want a new design for each side of the 2018 Pearl Market shopping bag. One side of the bag should feature Ohio farms or produce. The other should call out the Ohio Statehouse--Pearl Market's temporary home. Artists may enter artwork for one or both sides of the bag. So, you have multiple chances to win. Artists must submit artwork in a vector art file, which has dimensions of 11"h x 12"w.

Submission deadline: November 24, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit https://downtowncolumbus.com/news-article/contest/

Tags: Expiring Soon, Local

Name: Call for Festival Performers
Organization: OhioDance
Description: Ohio-based professional and college choreographers/performers are eligible to submit an application for The 2018 OhioDance Festival Performance on Saturday, April 28, 2017, 7:00pm held at The Ohio State University. A panel of dance professionals outside of Ohio chosen by OhioDance will adjudicate the pieces to be performed through portfolio review.
Submission deadline: December 7, 2017
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information and to apply, please visit http://ohiodance.org/festival/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2018-OhioDance-call-for-spring-festival-performance.pdf

Tags: Local, State

Name: Submissions Open for 2018 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.

Columbus is the heart of America and home to some of the most creative Black filmmakers in the country. This festival that will showcase new and emerging talent as well as talent that has represented our city for years.

Earlybird Deadline is January 31, 2018

Submission deadline: March 31, 2018
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information and to apply, please visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ColumbusBlackInternationalFilmFestival

Tags: New, Local, State, National, International

Name: CATCO/GCAC Playwright Fellowship is Accepting Submissions
Organization: CATCO and GCAC
Description: CATCO, in partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (the Arts Council), is accepting submissions for the 2017 Playwright Fellowship program through December 30, 2017.

CATCO will award one $5,000 fellowship and commission a previously unproduced, full-length play by a local playwright. The recipient will be announced March 5, 2018, with a staged reading of the completed work to be produced June 24, 2018.

To be eligible an applicant must be a Franklin County resident for at least one year. Students enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program at the time of application or during the grant award period are not eligible to apply. In addition, musicals or adaptations of other written work will not be considered, and works submitted must have been created within the last three years.

Submission deadline: December 30, 2017
Location: Columbus, Ohio
For more information and to apply, please visit http://catco.org/get-involved/playwrights-fellowship

Tags: New, Local

Name: Art at the Arnold
Organization: Arnold Sports Festival
Description: The Ultimate Artistic Workout. Three-day drawing, painting, and sculpture event, using the Arnold Sports Festival as a backdrop!

Fifty plus artists using a variety of media will portray athletes and sports action at the Ninth Annual Art At The Arnold during the 2018 Arnold Sports Festival at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, March 2- 4.
Submission deadline: December 15, 2017
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com/sports-and-events/events/art-at-the-arnold/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/file-2018artarnold.pdf

Tags: New, Local


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Job Opportunities

Organization: Factory Street Studio
Position: Artistic Director
Description: Factory Street Studio, a 39-year-old non-profit dance organization, is seeking an Artistic Director. We are looking for an enthusiastic dance educator interested in sustaining a vibrant dance program and further enhancing its role in a community-oriented university town. With more than 30 classes running each week, Factory Street Studio is an integral, respected part of the Athens, OH area arts community.
Date Posted: October 26, 2017
Location: Athens, OH
For more information and to apply, please visit http://factorystreetstudio.org/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/FSS-Artistic-Director-posting-17-Oct-20171.pdf

Tags: Local, State

Organization: Experience Columbus
Position: Seeking Graphic Designer
Description: This position is an in-house graphic designer that supports all departments of Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. The designer is responsible for creating visual and online marketing and advertising material and managing production with outside vendors.

Date Posted: September 21, 2017
Location: Experience Columbus
Columbus, Ohio
For more information and to apply, please visit www.experiencecolumbus.com
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ecGraphicDesigner.docx

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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

Tags: New, National

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

Tags: National


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