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.

To submit a Call for Artists, Job Posting, Grant Opportunity, or Workshop, click here to submit details for approval. Only art-related opportunities will be accepted.

Calls

Name: Call for Artists for Exhibitions
Organization: Bottom's Up Coffee/Cova Cowork
Description: Bottom’s Up Coffee/Cova Cowork wants to provide local artists with a venue for displaying and selling their artwork. Artists are selected for two-month solo exhibitions including one after-hours event (opening OR closing artist reception). Artwork must be ready to hang, named, priced, and approved.
Submission deadline: Continually accepting; building events calendar and scheduling artists

Please email kbrown@ccad.edu for more information or to submit a request.
Submission deadline: October 31, 2018
Location: 1069 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH, 43222

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Name: Visual Art Call for Rocky Horror Show fan art
Organization: Short North Stage
Description: The Short North Stage will host a simultaneous exhibition of Rocky Horror Show fan art with their live production of the Rocky Horror Show October 11 - November 3, 2018 with likely extension through November 18, 2018. Rocky Horror Picture Show fan art will be considered equally. Artists are welcome to offer their work for sale. Please contact Jess Cavender (jess@shortnorthstage.org) with questions and follow the link to submit your work. Maximum size aprx 40"x40", you may submit up to 10 works.
Submission deadline: October 5, 2018
For more information, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/CyMvtKm7ALLEMqLH2

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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 https://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 https://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 https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2019_GFC-Flim-Guide-final.pdf

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Outside Grants

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

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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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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