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. Note that posting may take up to 1 week; submitting well in advance of the deadline is recommended. Only art-related opportunities will be accepted.


Name: RedArtBox Galleries
Organization: RedArtBox Design and Publishing
Description: RedArtBox Galleries are looking for international artists for our Exhibitions. Garden Gallery, Rooftop Gallery Los Angeles May 1 - June 15, 2021
Submission deadline: March 2, 2021
Location: Los Angeles, CA
For more information, please visit https://www.redartbox.com/

Tags: New, International

Name: Need performers for Upper Arlington’s Music in the Parks and Labor Day Arts Festival
Organization: City of Upper Arlington Cultural Arts
Description: The City of Upper Arlington is seeking talented performers for the popular outdoor summer concert series, Music in the Parks and the 55th annual Labor Day Arts Festival in 2021. Music in the Parks is held Thursday evenings in June and July and the Labor Day Arts Festival will be held Monday, September 6.
Submission deadline: January 31, 2021
Location: 3600 Tremont Road
Upper Arlington, OH 43221

For more information, please visit https://upperarlingtonoh.viewpointcloud.com/categories/1074/record-types/6464

Tags: New, Local

Name: Finding Sanctuary
Organization: Visionary Art Collective
Description: What does sanctuary mean to you? Sanctuary can be a place, a person, or perhaps even an activity that takes us out of our everyday lives and transports us to a sacred place. Many of us find sanctuary in the very act of creating art. For our upcoming online exhibit, we are looking for work that explores the notion of sanctuary, and perhaps even challenges the concept of what sanctuary can mean.

About our Guest Curator: Ekaterina Popova is an artist who believes that our entire life is a canvas and we have the power to create
Submission deadline: February 6, 2021
Location: 28 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

For more information, please visit https://www.visionaryartcollective.com/submit

Tags: New, National

Name: Into the Woods
Organization: Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Description: THEME
The woods are calling! What is it about the mystery of the woods that calls us in? The change of shape and shade within each season. It brings us gifts of blazing color in the fall after the heat of summer and marks the precious first signs of spring after the weight of winter. The Woods truly have their own personality and energy. What is it about the woods that moves you? Show us Into the Woods from your perspective.

$20 for first entry/$5 for each additional entry, you may enter up to 20 total. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.
Submission deadline: February 19, 2021
For more information, please visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8256
Name: Call for Visual Artists
Organization: Art Fluent
Description: Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, FEMME. JPEG’s due by February 26, 2021 at midnight (MST). Cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com

FEMME- The enduring feminine spirit is diverse, ever-changing, a mystery, and beautiful all wrapped up into one. As far as art can remember, we have been drawn to the female archetype in all her complexities and contradictions. Her strength and vulnerabilities, her value, her abilities, and all of her possibilities. We seek artwork that celebrates women, their all

Submission deadline: February 26, 2021
Location: Sandwich, MA via online
For more information, please visit https://www.art-fluent.com/femme-prospectus

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Organization: ITS LIQUID Group
Description: Venice International Art Fair is a contemporary art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The 13th edition will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance.
Submission deadline: February 28, 2021
For more information, please visit https://www.itsliquid.com/callforartists-veniceintartfair2021.html
Name: Int’l Art Contest Online WHAT MAKES ART – ART
Organization: NeoPopRealism Press
Description: ATTN ARTISTS!

The NeoPopRealism Press ANNOUNCED the INTERNATIONAL ART CONTEST ONLINE. Theme: WHAT MAKES ART - ART. This contest is for you. It is about art, talent, creativity and your vision. The best submitted works will be published in 2021 (without additional fees) in a book WHAT MAKES ART - ART. The Winners work will be featured on the cover.

ELIGIBILITY: All artists - all styles, mediums, political/religious views
JUROR: Nadia Russ (www.nadiaruss.com)

DEADLINE: May 30, 2021. Winners will be announced May 31, 2021.

ENTRY FEE: $10 per image

Submission deadline: May 30, 2021
For more information, please visit www.neopoprealism.org

Outside Grants

Name: Share with Your K-12 Schools: TeachArtsOhio Grants
Organization: Ohio Arts Council
Description: K-12 Schools: Expand Your Curricular Toolkit: Apply for a Grant to Work with a Teaching Artist!

Grant applications for the Ohio Arts Council's TeachArtsOhio program are now open! TeachArtsOhio will provide funding to support professional teaching artists to collaborate with Ohio’s PK-12 schools for up to the full 2021-2022 school year. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2021.

Under TeachArtsOhio, teaching artists work with school faculty and staff to bring their education communities together to share engaging, personal, high-quality arts learning experiences. The TeachArtsOhio program’s goal is to expand learning opportunities through the arts and increase academic achievement across the state at no cost to school districts.

Deadline to apply: February 21, 2021
Location: Ohio
For more information, please visit http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001nJSqJyB1IttKCQ0xij5N7Nz7sQzDQK9bYYZWhGycnJzDasCtfLDwygamooKos8oqphRGY-62Q5fgkvPucYgnFPXLrRbAU5HXRyqgtiQzxcrjOMGERnkuN7yoyOMeXKiUsPd9xww11DbovVbH89mgZMu4-uwmHxsagEko7dkzd_OYLQwEc2Lfplhh5aqBGSvJm-1O5abehe3896jUX0vLzA==&c=dyjBo9-G7PHYVd0peqM-6o33c93ZjhKxqCI3gEXDFHApcmYVMyoCyQ==&ch=lcaK3zXEalLcWKbSI8DuqQ6hRizE-jAUVUM5v71MxXLZ1ROHmhprdg==
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/TeachArtsOhio-PDF-for-newsletter.pdf

Tags: New, Local, State

Name: Innovate Grant
Organization: Innovate Grant
Description: Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2021 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.
Deadline to apply: March 18, 2021
For more information, please visit https://innovateartistgrants.org

Tags: New, National

Job Opportunities

Organization: All People Arts
Position: Part-Time Gallery Coordinator
Description: The part-time Gallery Coordinator is responsible for administrative duties and oversight of the Art for All People gallery located at 1965 Parsons Ave. Columbus, OH 43206.All People Arts provides a venue for local artists in the South Side and throughout Columbus to exhibit and perform their work.

See PDF below for more information.

Date Posted: December 11, 2020
Location: 1965 Parsons Ave
Columbus, OH 43206
For more information, please visit https://allpeoplearts.org/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/APA-Gallery-Coordinator-Job-Description.pdf

Tags: New, Local

Organization: Fund for the Arts (Louisville, KY)
Position: Seeking President & CEO for Regional Arts Agency
Description: Fund for the Arts (The Fund) is a regional nonprofit organization committed to building a vibrant community through the power of the arts. The Fund is a convener, promoter, and leader galvanizing the Greater Louisville community’s support across neighborhoods, schools, community centers, and public spaces.

Fund for the Arts (The Fund) is a regional nonprofit organization committed to building a vibrant community through the power of the arts. The Fund is a convener, promoter, and leader galvanizing the Greater Louisville community’s support across neighborhoods, schools, community centers, and public spaces.
Date Posted: December 17, 2020
Location: Louisville, KY
For more information, please visit https://artsconsulting.com/employment/fund-for-the-arts-president-and-ceo/

Tags: New, National

Organization: Columbus City Schools
Position: Substitute Teacher
Description: This is not an art-related job but postings in case any artists are seeking work.

Columbus City Schools are experiencing a teacher shortage and are now hiring substitute teachers - requiring a bachelors degree and a sub license. The school can help you acquire the sub license (and may possibly cover some fees). A "general substitute" would earn $126 per day

Apply for substitute positions by clicking the link below; once you have applied, a representative from the Substitute Services team will reach out to you for next steps.

Date Posted: December 16, 2020
For more information, please visit https://ats2.atenterprise.powerschool.com/ats/app_login?COMPANY_ID=JA001812
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/CCS-Sub-raes.jpg

Tags: New, Local

Organization: Catco
Position: Artist Educators
Description: Calling all theatre educators! Every year, CATCO is Kids provides a wide range of in-school theatre residencies, summer camps, and theatre classes. We are looking to expand our pool of Artist Educators to facilitate virtual drama-based programming during the school year and beyond. These programs cover a variety of topics and linkages with educational standards including English Language Arts, playwriting, and acting.
If you are interested in being considered, please send your resume to Interim Education Director Andrew Protopapas at aprotopapas@catco.org. Please include in your email why you are interested in this opportunity, and if you are available and interested in teaching virtually this academic year.
Date Posted: September 3, 2020
Location: 77 South High Street | 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
For more information, please visit https://www.catco.org/virtual-open-call/

Tags: Local

Organization: Cooley Studios
Position: Figure and Portrait Modeling Opportunities
Description: We are seeking figure and portrait models to model for our classical fine art school for this coming January through the end of April. Each model will work for the entire month holding the same pose allowing our full and half-time students to create a fully rendered work. Figure modeling will begin this January 4th, Mon - Thurs, 1pm to 4pm. Portrait modeling will begin February 1st, Mon - Thurs, 9am to noon. Models will be paid biweekly, $12 to $15 per hour based on experience.

For more information, read the pdf attachment and call Michael at Cooley Studios, 614-547-7900. No texting please!!!
Date Posted: December 21, 2020
For more information, please visit https://cooleystudios.com/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/68213606_modelingopportunity.pdf
Organization: MadLab
Position: Paid Technical Director Position Available
Description: MadLab is currently seeking individuals for the following roles:
- Technical Director (lead set builds, leads volunteers)
- Lighting Designer (hang lights and load lighting cues into system)

Positions are paid, non-equity. Please contact LauraS@madlab.net if you are interested!
Date Posted: January 5, 2021
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://madlab.net/work-with-us.html

Tags: New, Local

Organization: Greater Columbus Arts Council
Position: GCAC Grants & Services Associate
Description: GCAC is seeking a candidate to fill an administrative role, supporting the Grants & Services Dept. This position fields a large number of emails and phone calls during grant cycles and completes critical routine and one-time administrative/computer tasks year-round.

To be competitive for the position, candidates should have the following skills:
- commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and basic knowledge of systemic inequities and barriers to opportunity (how they are produced and how they can be reduced).
- strong customer service skills via phone and email; position is ideal for someone who is a patient, active listener and has excellent oral and written communication skills.
- detailed-oriented and able to complete many routine tasks and time-sensitive administrative work with little oversight.
- comfortable and experienced with technology and enthusiastic about learning, managing and troubleshooting a complex online platform. Background using databases, HTML or JavaScript a plus, but not required.
- must be a critical thinker and able to work independently as well as a part of a team, meet target deadlines and manage time effectively
Date Posted: January 5, 2021
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Grants-Services-Associate-post-2020.pdf

Tags: New, Local

Organization: CAPA Columbus
Position: Grants Manager
Description: The Grants Manager is responsible for public, corporate and private foundation fundraising for assigned companies that CAPA supports through a shared services arrangement.
Date Posted: January 11, 2021
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://www.capa.com/about/employment-opportunities

Tags: New, Local

Organization: Columbus Museum of Art
Position: Seeking Teaching Artists for Summer
Description: Columbus Museum of Art's Summer Art Workshop is seeking teaching artists for in-person summer programming! They have a reimagined version of our summer programming, following all the safety guidelines and protocols provided by the CDC.

Classes will be hosted in-person, Mondays – Fridays, 9am – 4pm for up to 8 students per week.** Two classes will be offered each week using the same theme split by grades/age.
Date Posted: January 13, 2021
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=bucojfZY6UuocsQNtxs7jadmJOa7ZgRNou3gPCCAjeNURVpWM1JSU01ROVIwN1VVU1VHVEY5SE1IRCQlQCN0PWcu

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