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.

Calls

Name: Micro-Commissions for a NYC Installation
Organization: The Bushwick Starr/Whitney White
Description: Open call for US-based artists of: video, design, performance, spoken word photography, theater and more! These pieces will accompany an installation production of DEFINITION by Whitney White to be held in summer of 2021 in NYC. This initiative is an effort to expand artistic opportunities limited by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Artists should feel free to submit previously created work, or respond with new work that defies genre boundaries, embraces the the tenants of Afro-surrealism, and centers Black women's experience. Honorarium provided.

Submission deadline: April 15, 2021
Location: 207 STARR STREET #2-2 BROOKLYN, NY 11237
For more information, please visit https://www.thebushwickstarr.org/definition

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Name: Tempting Fete
Organization: Tempting Fete
Description: Tempting Fête is an open-air festival. The event provides the opportunity for 20 artists, crafts people, vendors, and others, to exhibit, display, and sell their work in an outdoor market forum that has been specifically designed and purposed to be safe in the time of COVID- 19. Each participant will be provided a ten-foot by ten-foot area to display their items, a tent, a seat, and a proximate parking spot; all at no cost.

Tempting Fete is created in part thanks to the generous support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council's Big Ideas grant program.
Submission deadline: April 16, 2021
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit http://www.temptingfetecolumbus.com/
Name: Muralist Call: Pursuing Good Together
Organization: Summer Jam West
Description: Summer Jam West is a nonprofit arts organization on the Hilltop. We're looking to commission a 60' x 37' mural to be completed late spring/early summer 2021. Please review the "Call for Muralists" document in full, as that provides instructions and FAQs.

The mural theme, Pursuing Good Together, is about collaboration, about unity, about equality, and about working together to solve challenges big and small. Submissions need to tie to the theme, though how literal or figurative of a tie is at the artist's discretion - we want to give artists plenty of room for creativity!

Submission deadline: April 16, 2021
Location: 3058 W. Broad Street (east wall of the building is the mural location)
Columbus, OH 43204

For more information, please visit https://summerjamwest.org/muralist-application/

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Name: Miami University Middletown Gallery Solo Shows
Organization: Miami University
Description: The Miami University Middletown Campus Gallery in Middletown, Ohio announces a call to artists for two-month solo exhibitions, September/October 2021, November/December 2021, and February/March 2022. Jurors: Brandon Steinmetz, Lindsey Hurst, Roscoe Wilson. Anyone over 18+ and within 200 miles of Middletown, Ohio may apply. 2D work only. No application fee. 15-20 pieces. Deadline: April 16, 2021. Email submissions to: steinmbd@miamioh.edu
Submission deadline: April 16, 2021
Location: 4200 N University Blvd
Middletown, OH 45042

For more information, please visit https://miamioh.edu/regionals/academics/departments/hca/opportunities/middletown-solo-gallery-shows/index.html

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Name: Versailles Ohio Bicentennial Mural Project
Organization: City of Versailles Ohio
Description: The Bicentennial Committee of the VILLAGE OF VERSAILLES OHIO is seeking proposals
from qualified professional artists to create works that will be digitally reproduced
and installed as vinyl exterior murals in 3 prominent downtown locations. These murals
represent the first major public artworks commissioned by the Village in conjunction
with the recent celebration of our BICENTENNIAL. The murals will be unveiled
at Farefest on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

4/16, artist application due

$300 will be paid to artists selected to develop concepts, $750 will be paid for final art selected!

Submission deadline: April 16, 2021
Location: Versailles, OH 45380
For more information, please visit https://www.dropbox.com/s/34ctwjgj8nzqb56/21-0402 FINAL RFP Village Of Versailles Mural Project REV.pdf?dl=0

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Name: CALL FOR ARTISTS
Organization: ARTS TO HEARTS PROJECT
Description: Arts To Hearts Podcast offers an OPEN CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMXN ARTISTS to be a part of the podcast and share their artistic journeys, experiences and indulge in heartfelt and candid conversations like never before!!

A show where we take a peek into the hearts and lives of our fav artists. From running a creative business & studio practice to success mindset. We talk about everything that goes behind into making a life & career that you adore as an artist. Come, share the messy and the wonderful side of creating and living a heartfelt creative life, within and outside your studios.

Submission deadline: April 16, 2021
Location: INTERNATIONAL, ONLINE
For more information, please visit https://artstoheartsproject.com/open-calls-for-artists/

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Name: Turnaround Arts: PVD ACT: Landmark Public Art at the Providence Innovation District Park
Organization: The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and Art in City Life Commission
Description: The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and Art in City Life Commission invite artists to submit qualifications for a Landmark Public Artwork in the City’s new Providence Innovation District Park. This inaugural, large-scale, signature, permanent work of art will be the first of its kind in the City and is the first activation of Providence’s Art in City Life Ordinance. Successful proposals will grapple with the historic complexity of the site. A site brief accompanies the RFQ and outlines both the current site condition and use as well as historical context.
This call for qualifications is open to professional artists within the United States. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, gender nonconforming persons, LGBTQIA+ community members and people with differing physical abilities are highly encouraged to apply. Artists living across Rhode Island are highly encouraged to apply.

Submission deadline: April 18, 2021
Location: Site: Providence Innovation District Park
Address: 120 Peck Street, Providence, RI, 02903
For more information, please visit https://artculturetourism.com/landmark-public-art-at-the-providence-innovation-district-park/

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Name: Columbus Moving Image Art Review 46 – Call for Submissions
Organization: Columbus Moving Image Art Review
Description: The Call for Submissions for the Columbus Moving Image Art Review (CMIAR) 46 Online Live Broadcast Screening is now open. The show is on Friday, May 7th at 8pm as a facebook and youtube live broadcast. The deadline for submission is Sunday, April 18th 2021. Make sure to visit our submission page for more information. CMIAR is the longest running free to attend and free to submit festival of film, video, animation, and moving image art in Central Ohio. Regardless of genre, mode, or career level - we have been showcasing the best Central Ohio since 2009.
Submission deadline: April 18, 2021
Location: Virtual Event
For more information, please visit https://movingimageart.wordpress.com/

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Name: Call for Writers | Short Story Contest
Organization: The Write Contest and Community
Description: The Write Contest and Community is now accepting entries for our Short Story contest. Writers of any kind any are welcome to enter.
Early Registration ($25) Ends April 1st / Registration ($35) Ends April 22nd

Prizes:
1st place wins $500.
2nd place wins $350.
3rd place wins $150.

In the Short Story Contest we give you a genre, a character prompt, and a location prompt. You write the best story you can, within the word count given.

Submission deadline: April 22, 2021
For more information, please visit https://thewritecontest.com/contests/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/68213606_general_short_story_contest_announcement.pdf

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Name: Bronzeville Art On the Park
Organization: Maroon Arts Group
Description: We invite you to submit your art for Bronzeville Art On The Park, our mini mural project at the MPACC BoxPark (925 Mt Vernon Ave, 43203). MAG will line with Mt. Vernon and 17th with several weatherized (4xa) wood panels on the gates across from the BoxPark. This Year's Theme is Deliver Black Dreams. Submissions will accepted through April 23, 2021
Submission deadline: April 23, 2021
Location: MPACC BoxPark
925 Mt. Vernon Ave
Columbus, OH 43203

For more information, please visit https://tinyurl.com/MPACCArtOnThePark

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Name: BAM Thursdays
Organization: Columbus Museum of Art
Description: The Museum is thrilled to announce the return of a tradition many will fondly remember as First Thursdays, reimagined in 2021 as BAM Thursdays (Bar, Art, and Music). Starting in April, every Thursday will bring fresh libations, great art, and music at the Museum. The festivities will be enhanced during the first Thursday of each month with a featured live artist from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Sip and vibe with friends in our garden space, with limited seating also available inside Schokko Café.
Submission deadline: April 28, 2021
Location: Columbus Museum of Art
480 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215
For more information, please visit https://www.columbusmuseum.org/calendar-and-events/bam-thursdays/

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Name: Open Call : The Pillar Art Prize
Organization: Pillar Studios
Description: The Pillar Art Prize provides unrestricted grants to artists in the United States every quarter. Winners are selected by The Pillar Art Prize with assistance from renowned curators and artists. The Pillar Art Prize is accepting submissions for its inaugural art prize. All artists in the United States over 18 are eligible. The winning artist will be announced May 30th. Submit your work at pillarartprize.com
Submission deadline: April 30, 2021
For more information, please visit http://pillarartprize.com/index.html

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Name: Photography Contest
Organization: The National Council on Aging (NCOA)
Description: The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is inviting photographers/visual artists to submit work that describes the idea of Aging Well for All. We provide a platform for artistic expression in order to foster dialogue and drive innovation in the photographic arts to embrace Aging Well.

AWARDS:
The National Council on Aging will grant the following awards:
One First Prize: $1000
One Second Prize: $500
Two Awards of Merit: $250 each
Five Honorable Mentions $100 each
One Award of Public Vote: $500
Submission deadline: May 2, 2021
For more information, please visit https://www.callforentries.com/2021-ncoa-awards-photography-contest.html

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Name: Call for Art-ConTEXT
Organization: Art FLuent
Description: Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, ConTEXT. JPEG’s due by May 7, 2021 at midnight (MST). Cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com

ConTEXT-The use of text and language elevates a work of art where it becomes a visual code. A layer of mystery is added, and as humans, we begin to decode what we see to translate it into our minds. The boundless perspectives of text probe ideas and concepts, and a new layer of visual storytelling takes place. Whether your work is filled with a dissertation or has just

Submission deadline: May 7, 2021
For more information, please visit https://www.art-fluent.com/context-prospectus

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Name: Reel Art
Organization: Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Description: ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to artists worldwide, both amateur and professional. Open to all genres of filmmaking, there is no specific theme. Must be in English or with accompanying subtitles and not to exceed 15 minutes in length. Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible.

Please view website for full requirements and more information
Submission deadline: May 14, 2021
Location: 307 Old Main Street
South Yarmouth, MA 02664

For more information, please visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8855

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Name: 2021 GAS Virtual Conference
Organization: Glass Art Society
Description: Exploring how glass can build community all over the globe, VIRTUAL 2021 reimagines the annual Glass Art Society conference in a digital landscape.

Opportunities for digital exhibitors, virtual vendor "booths" or participating in the Portfolio Review or Research Presentations.
Submission deadline: May 1, 2021
Location: Virtual
For more information, please visit https://www.glassart.org/conference/virtual-2021/

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Name: Uplifting Art for Elevator Doors 2021
Organization: Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Description:
THEME
Three images will be selected, one for each elevator door in the Cultural Center’s Education Wing. The images, provided as high-resolution digital files, will be reproduced on material to be affixed to the elevator doors for one year.

CALENDAR
Deadline for Submissions: May 28, 2021.
Notification of Winners by June 11, 2021.
Artists to Provide Digital Files for Printer by June 18, 2021.
Installation by June 2021.

Submission deadline: May 28, 2021
Location: 307 Old Main Street
South Yarmouth, MA 02664

For more information, please visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8660

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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
Name: Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism
Organization: Museum of Craft and Design
Description: The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) has launched a new artist opportunity with "Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism," a nationwide juried exhibition and artist marketplace.This open call open to US artists and craftspeople aged 18 and older will culminate in a juried exhibition to be displayed virtually on SFMCD.org starting July 30, 2021. BIPOC artists are encouraged to apply. The winning piece will receive a grand prize of $1,000, the runner-up will receive $500, and the third place will receive $250. The deadline to enter is May 31, 2021. Apply now at sfmcd.org/callandresponse.
Submission deadline: May 31, 2021
Location: 2569 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

For more information, please visit https://sfmcd.org/callandresponse/

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Name: Peace and Quiet Juried Exhibit
Organization: Oxford Community Arts Center
Description: In the United States, our political sphere has been tumultuous. Our social sphere has unresolved issues. Existential threats, such as climate change and the pandemic, impose themselves into our present. Peace and quiet may seem desirable at this juncture.

OCAC presents a Call for Artwork that addresses the theme of "Peace and Quiet". Whether real or imagined, formal or conceptual, we are looking for work that exhibits a more contemplative, even meditative, approach.

We invite artists within a 50-mile radius of Oxford, Ohio to submit an application for a juried group exhibition at Oxford.

Submission deadline: June 1, 2021
Location: 10 S. College Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056

For more information, please visit https://oxarts.org/portfolio-view/call-for-art-peace-and-quiet/

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Name: 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance
Organization: Vilcek Foundation
Description: The Vilcek Foundation will award three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant artistic directors, choreographers, and performers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in dance. Three prizes of $50,000 will be given to young immigrant dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors whose work demonstrates a significant contribution to dance and movement arts in the United States. Applications will be accepted through June 11, 2021, at 5:00 pm ET.
Submission deadline: June 11, 2021
Location: 21 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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Name: Call for Art-LUMIÈRE
Organization: Art Fluent
Description: Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, LUMIÈRE. JPEG’s due by June 11, 2021 at midnight (MST). Cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com

LUMIÈRE-The presence of light in a work of art can bring a piece to life. Light surrounds us, defines our world, and is part of everything we see. We respond to it emotionally and try to understand it in a metaphorical and spiritual sense. One whisper of light can determine the strength and spirit of a piece. Art is all about the light; whether it is dark, bright or

Submission deadline: June 11, 2021
Location: 4 Jedediahs Path
Sandwich, MA 02563

For more information, please visit https://www.art-fluent.com/lumiere-prospectus

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Name: COLUMBUS WINTERFAIR
Organization: Ohio Designer Craftsmen
Description: Columbus Winterfair is over 40 and still going strong. This show is supported by a loyal, craft-buying audience of 20,000, and draws patrons from Cleveland to Indianapolis. A favorite among artists as well as patrons, Columbus Winterfair has appeared in the top 10 on Sunshine Artist’s ranking of the top 100 craft shows.
Submission deadline: June 11, 2021
Location: Bricker Multi Purpose Building
Ohio Expo Center
Columbus, Ohio
For more information, please visit https://winterfair.org/services/

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Name: PASSEPARTOUT PHOTO PRIZE – 3rd edition
Organization: PASSEPARTOUT PHOTO PRIZE
Description: Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by providing 1,000 euros in monetary awards every year, exhibition opportunities in a prestigious venue in the heart of Rome, Italy, publication opportunities and more.
Among the jurors are the american photographer Richard Tuschman, World Press Photo Awards winner Laura Pannack and professionals from different backgrounds that bring various perspectives into our selection process.

Submission deadline: July 28, 2021
Location: 28 Piazza di Pietra – Fine Art Gallery (Rome, Italy)
Rome

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

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Name: 6th Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition
Organization: City of Ocala, Recreation and Parks - Cultural Arts and Sciences
Description: The City of Ocala announces a Call for Entries for the Sixth Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a two-year outdoor exhibition in Tuscawilla and Tuscawilla Art Park. This competition is open to artists currently working and residing in the United States with experience in designing, fabricating, and installing large outdoor Public Art.
Submission deadline: August 30, 2021
Location: 828 NE 8th Ave
Ocala, FL 34470

For more information, please visit https://www.ocalafl.org/government/city-departments-i-z/recreation-parks/cultural-arts/public-art/ocala-outdoor-sculpture-competition

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Name: Rolling Call for Artists, Spring – Fall 2021 Exhibitions
Organization: Holden Forests and Gardens - Cleveland Botanical Garden
Description: Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) is seeking artists to exhibit their work at the Cleveland Botanical Garden campus spring through fall of 2021 and beyond. The purpose of these art exhibits is to further our mission of connecting “people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants, to inspire action for healthy communities.” The art exhibits present an opportunity for visitors to connect with the work of local artists while enjoying both the interior and exterior gardens. Work can be completed in any medium and can be either two or three dimensional. See attached file for details.
Submission deadline: September 15, 2021
Location: 11030 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106

For more information, please visit https://www.cbgarden.org/visit/guren-gallery/

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Outside Grants

Name: $3,500 Artist Grants
Organization: The Hopper Prize
Description: The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for Spring 2021 artist grants. For this open call, we have increased grants to $3,500. We are offering 2 grants of $3,500 and 4 grants of $1,000 ($11,000 USD total prize money). All media eligible. Jurors: Selby Nimrod, Assistant Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center & María Elena Ortiz, Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami. 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Additional exposure is via our online Journal and Instagram feed reaching 55k.
Deadline to apply: May 18, 2021
For more information, please visit https://hopperprize.org

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Name: Challenge America (for small organizations)
Organization: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Description: Challenge America offers support primarily to small 501(c)(3) organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved. Challenge America features an abbreviated application, a robust structure of technical assistance, and grants for a set amount of $10,000. Grants require a cost share/match of $10,000 consisting of cash and/or in-kind contributions. Total project costs must be at least $20,000 or greater.
Deadline to apply: April 22, 2021
For more information, please visit https://www.arts.gov/grants/challenge-america

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Name: Artists with Disabilities Access Program (ADAP): Round One
Organization: Ohio Arts Council
Description: The Artists with Disabilities Access Program (ADAP) provides funding that gives individual artists with disabilities – and organizations that serve them – the resources they need to further their artistic development.

GRANT AWARDS: Grants are awarded to individual artists at both the emerging artist level ($500) and professional artist level ($1,000), with no match required. Organizational applicants may request between $1,000 and $3,000, a 1:1 cash match is required

Application Deadlines: May 1 annually (for up to 12 months of activities taking place July 1—next
June 30). Note that ArtPossible is available to assist with application submission and guidance (artpossibleohio.org)

OAC STAFF CONTACT: Katie Davis
katie.davis@oac.ohio.gov 614-728-4421
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2021
For more information, please visit https://oac.ohio.gov/Portals/0/grants/Guidelines/ADAP.pdf

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Name: PNC Arts Alive
Organization: PNC
Description: PNC Arts Alive programming demonstrates that there is an artistic outlet for everyone, regardless of age, economic background, skill level and taste. Pop-up performances, mobile arts vans and the use of unusual venues are among the many initiatives supported through PNC Arts Alive and we're excited to continue to help invigorate local arts organizations in Columbus and Central Ohio, while bringing new and exciting programs to our communities.
On June 18, 2021 all applicants will be notified about the status of their PNC Arts Alive grant request.
For the tenth consecutive year, PNC has contributed $250,000 to arts groups large and small in the Columbus region. The grants cover a wide range of disciplines, audiences and participatory experiences.

Deadline to apply: May 3, 2021
Location: Columbus, Ohio
For more information, please visit https://www.pnc.com/en/about-pnc/corporate-responsibility/philanthropy/pnc-foundation/arts-alive/central-ohio.html
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/PNC-Arts_Alive-Central-Ohio-Application-2021.pdf

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Name: GIG Fund
Organization: Arts Midwest
Description: The Arts Midwest GIG (Grow, Invest, Gather) Fund is designed to provide support to Midwestern arts organizations as they re-build and re-imagine during the continued uncertainty caused by COVID-19. This fund builds upon Arts Midwest's touring grants program.

Nonprofit organizations located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin and the Native nations that share this geography can apply to receive $2,500 from the GIG Fund for costs associated with engaging artists in community experiences as safely as possible given the current circumstances of the pandemic. Grants can be also allocated be towards capacity building work.

Deadline to apply: May 3, 2021
Location: Available to arts nonprofits located in llinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin and the Native nations that share this geography.
For more information, please visit https://www.artsmidwest.org/news/2021/01-30/gig-fund

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Name: Art Business Accelerator
Organization: Artwork Archive
Description: Artwork Archive’s Art Business Accelerator Grant provides visual artists with unrestricted funds, resources, and a curriculum to help establish, grow and manage their art careers. Open to emerging and established artists worldwide.

Ten visual artists will receive an unrestricted grant of $2,500, a lifetime account to Artwork Archive, and one-on-one access to expert career guidance.
Deadline to apply: May 14, 2021
For more information, please visit https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/announcing-artwork-archive-s-art-business-accelerator-grant?utm_source=newsletterclass&utm_campaign=abag

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Name: The Evolution Grant
Organization: Art Fluent
Description: Art Fluent’s grant cycle is now open to individual artists through an international open call. The Evolution Grant will provide unrestricted funding to an individual artist with recognized artistic excellence in fine art media and a demonstrated commitment to their art. Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 25, 2021.
Deadline to apply: June 25, 2021
Location: 4 Jedediahs Path
Sandwich, MA 02563

For more information, please visit https://www.art-fluent.com/evolution-prospectus

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Name: Event Waste Reduction Grant for Festivals & Events
Organization: SWACO
Description: The EWRG (PDF) program seeks to assist local event organizers with reducing event-generated waste and divert as much as possible from the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill. SWACO is offering a modified version of the Event Waste Reduction Grant (EWRG) to provide a flexible application submission timeline and evaluation process for 2021 in-person events.

Interested applicants, planning events, are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to contact Kristi Higginbotham, SWACO Programs Administrator at: grants@swaco.org prior to drafting an application to discuss the timeline and proposed activities.

The modified grant application cycle allows for a flexible submission timeline and evaluation process for in-person events that may occur this year. To be eligible, events must take place in FRANKLIN County during 2021 and be open to the public. Applications must be submitted 8 weeks PRIOR to event date.
Deadline to apply: August 6, 2021
Location: Franklin County, OH
For more information, please visit https://www.swaco.org/190/Event-Waste-Reduction

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Name: Individual Excellence Awards
Organization: Ohio Arts Council (OAC)
Description: The Individual Excellence Awards program recognizes outstanding accomplishments by artists in a variety of disciplines. Competitive applications focused on the merit of past artistic work, combined with an open panel review conducted by nationally recognized professionals, ensure that only the most exceptional individuals receive funding. Individual Excellence Awards are $4,000.

In odd-numbered calendar years (e.g., 2021), applications are accepted in choreography; criticism; fiction/non-fiction; music composition; playwriting/screenplays; and poetry.

Creative artists who are residents of Ohio may apply to this program. Applicants must have lived in Ohio for one year prior to the September 1 deadline, and must remain in the state throughout the grant period.
Deadline to apply: September 1, 2021
For more information, please visit https://oac.ohio.gov/Portals/0/grants/Guidelines/Individual_Excellence.pdf

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Name: Artists with Disabilities Access Program (ADAP): Round Two
Organization: Ohio Arts Council (OAC)
Description: The Artists with Disabilities Access Program (ADAP) provides funding that gives individual artists with disabilities – and organizations that serve them – the resources they need to further their artistic development.

GRANT AWARDS: Grants are awarded to individual artists at both the emerging artist level ($500) and professional artist level ($1,000), with no match required. Organizational applicants may request between $1,000 and $3,000, a 1:1 cash match is required

Application Deadline: Nov 1 annually (if program funds are not expended in the May round), This is for up to six months of activities taking place January 1—June 30) Note that ArtPossible is available to assist with application submission and guidance (artpossibleohio.org)

OAC STAFF CONTACT: Katie Davis
katie.davis@oac.ohio.gov 614-728-4421
Deadline to apply: November 1, 2021
For more information, please visit https://oac.ohio.gov/Portals/0/grants/Guidelines/ADAP.pdf

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Job Opportunities

Organization: BalletMet
Position: Yoga Teachers for Students
Description: BalletMet is committed to principles of Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusivity. BalletMet seeks to fill a position teaching yoga to high school or junior high students 5 days per week during the 2021-2022 school year.

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: BalletMet, 322 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215 Attn: Ambre Emory-Maier, Director of Education, Equity and Community Engagement or email documents to: aemory-maier@balletmet.org
Date Posted: March 17, 2021
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://www.balletmet.org/

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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

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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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Organization: Mount Vernon Arts Consortium
Position: Mount Vernon Arts Consortium Seeking Executive Director
Description: Responsibilities:
• Oversee staff, respective team members and associated workplans
• General operations
• Coordinate a calendar for scheduling entertainment that best utilizes human resources
• Implement strategies to bolster venue rental
• Support the Board in strategic planning, monitoring, impact evaluation
• Develop sponsor/membership activities
• Strategic fundraising and grant writing
• Entertainment recruitment and contract execution
• Budget management

Submit cover letter and resume to: Mount Vernon Arts Consortium, PO Box 747, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 or visit indeed.com.

Date Posted: February 22, 2021
Location: P.O. Box 747
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

For more information, please visit https://mountvernonartsconsortium.org/index.php/blog/9-news/32-mvac-seeks-executive-director

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Organization: SocialVentures
Position: Paid Internships
Description: SocialVentures has two paid internships available this summer: Marketing and Operations/Impact. Are you passionate about social enterprise and knowledgable about Columbus? Then you should apply!

Both positions are part-time and will require 20 hours per week, May - August 2021. The start and end dates can be flexible based on the candidate’s availability. Additional hours are available if candidate is interested and available, and extension into the school year is possible if both parties agree. Compensation will be $15 per hour and will be paid bi-weekly. The selected individual will need to provide his/her own laptop computer and reliable internet access.

SocialVentures advocates for, develops, and funds businesses that address social problems in our community.

Date Posted: February 8, 2021
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://socialventurescbus.com/summer-internship/

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Organization: Arts Midwest
Position: Communications Associate (remote considered)
Description: This position is responsible for managing and growing Arts Midwest’s social media channels; supporting the organization’s storytelling efforts; and building deeper relationships with a diverse set of partners across the Midwest. We’re looking for someone who thrives on taking initiative, creates excellent copy and creative, and values collaboration across internal and external partners. They’ll be joining a highly engaged team looking to update our brand and test new ways of sharing stories and showing up across our nine-state region.
Date Posted: March 4, 2021
For more information, please visit https://www.artsmidwest.org/news/2021/03-03/arts-midwest-hiring

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Organization: Arts Midwest
Position: Finance Director (remote considered)
Description: The Finance Director will join a team consisting of a full-time finance manager (staff position) and a part-time CFO (contract position). This would be a great position for someone with a strong background in accounting who is interested in expanding their leadership skills in a mission-driven organization with a diverse mix of revenues. We’re looking for someone who values collaboration, enjoys process improvement, and excels at project management.
Date Posted: March 4, 2021
For more information, please visit https://www.artsmidwest.org/news/2021/03-03/arts-midwest-hiring

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Organization: Arts Midwest
Position: Resource Hub Project RFP (remote work)
Description: Arts Midwest is seeking proposals for a partner to help us launch a new online resource hub aimed at supporting artists, arts leaders, and organizations across the Midwest and beyond. We welcome proposals from individuals or organizations and will prioritize rural and or BIPOC applicants.

This partner will be tasked with setting a consistent tone and look for resources geared to an online audience, working with external partners to re-write 20 initial resources that draw upon best practices in adult education, collaborating with an illustrator or graphic designer to produce graphics for these resources, collaborating with a videographer and interviewees on a series of short videos, and working with staff to effectively launch and market these tools and resources on the Arts Midwest website and social media.
Date Posted: March 4, 2021
For more information, please visit https://www.artsmidwest.org/news/2021/03-03/arts-midwest-hiring

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Organization: Social Ventures
Position: Executive Director
Description: SocialVentures seeks a seasoned, mission-driven Executive Director to help lead the organization and its partners to even higher levels of impact in transforming lives and making a positive difference in our community. Widely respected, SocialVentures is the organizational backbone that supports, advocates for, and helps advance the 100+ enterprises across Central Ohio who intentionally integrate social impact as a non-negotiable component of their business models.
Date Posted: March 3, 2021
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://socialventurescbus.com/executive-director/

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Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Internship: Art & Resilience Department
Description: This intern assists with administrative duties connected to the Wexner Center's Art & Resilience programs and works with the Director of Art & Resilience to explore program evaluation methods, from planning to implementation. The intern helps day-to-day logistics run smoothly by assisting with set up, welcoming and communicating with participants, steering participants toward virtual program offerings, and more. The intern may be asked to attend Wex planning and team meetings and programs when applicable. Interest in public health and/or social work, art therapy, education and/or art education are particularly desired. BIPOC and members of the LGBTQ+ communities are encouraged to apply.
Date Posted: February 1, 2020
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210
For more information, please visit https://wexarts.org/content/wex-open-internships

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Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Accessibility/Art & Resilience Intern
Description: (Art & Resilience Department | Fall 2021–Spring 2022)
This intern provides administrative support and participates in accessibility initiatives by researching best practices in digital accessibility and by planning, developing, and implementing accessible materials in consultation with individuals in disability communities for use in our virtual and physical spaces. In addition, the intern may attend meetings; view livestreamed, virtual events; and (if deemed appropriate and safe) attend live, in-person events to assess for accessibility. The intern may also be asked to respond to requests for information and perform various office tasks as needed.
Date Posted: February 1, 2021
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210
For more information, please visit https://wexarts.org/content/wex-open-internships

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Organization: Wexner center for the Arts
Position: Donor Relations Intern
Description: This intern supports the donor relations team within the Development department at the Wexner Center. The intern assists with fundraising campaigns, including drafting solicitations and campaign materials for corporate and individual giving campaigns; coordinating solicitation and campaign mailings; assisting with development event preparation and follow-up; maintaining donor and prospect records in databases, including Tessitura and TAS; and working with other development interns on wider initiatives. This position also involves data entry and database cleanup, list maintenance, basic research, attendance at meetings, work with other interns and colleagues across the center, and assistance with various development initiatives outside the donor relations team.
Date Posted: February 1, 2021
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210
For more information, please visit https://wexarts.org/content/wex-open-internships

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Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Editorial Internship through the Minor in Professional Writing
Description: In conjunction with their enrollment in the Department of English’s Minor in Professional Writing, this intern will work directly with the editorial team within the Wexner Center’s internal marketing/communications department, assisting with the core task of helping our partners across the center to develop clear, compelling language that entices and informs varied audiences about our many programs and initiatives while maintaining artist and curatorial intent.
Date Posted: February 1, 2021
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210
For more information, please visit https://wexarts.org/content/wex-open-internships

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Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Graphic Design Intern
Description: This intern works with the Senior Graphic Designer and Graphic Designer to support the Wexner Center’s print and digital design needs. Responsibilities include designing print materials such as ads, postcards, fliers, and event programs; editing and formatting images for the website; and working with video and animation to create promotional content. This internship may be extended through summer semester and the following year, if mutually agreed to by intern and supervisor.
Date Posted: February 1, 2021
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210
For more information, please visit https://wexarts.org/content/wex-open-internships

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Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Public Relations/Content Intern
Description: This intern supports creative blog content and public relations efforts related to the Wexner Center and its programming.
Responsibilities include researching future events and visiting artists, assisting with interviews, collecting content assets from visiting artists and internal partners, and editing raw copy and audio. The intern fulfills photo requests from media outlets and captures new image assets from Wex programming as needed. While tracking media coverage of the center and helping to maintain and update current media lists and identify new targets for media outreach, the intern assists with distribution and online placement of event listings information. This internship may be extended through summer semester, if mutually agreed to by intern and supervisor.
Date Posted: February 1, 2021
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210

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Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Community Programs Artist Intern
Description: This intern must be a visual artist who is highly organized, detail-oriented, and eager to gain project management and program experience. The intern provides hands-on art and administrative assistance toward the completion of a community-driven public art project. The intern will work as part of a team that includes a nonprofit social service agency, local professional artists, a PR firm, and a media firm. This individual may be asked to order and manage materials, run errands, and perform miscellaneous office tasks as needed and must be conscientious, cheerful, and eager to help.
Responsibilities include assisting the Manager of Youth, Family, and Community Programs by taking notes at team meetings, creating and processing surveys, engaging with children and adults, and assisting with youth and family programs at the Wex and in the community. The intern must have excellent professional boundaries while simultaneously maintaining a friendly and curious demeanor.
Date Posted: February 1, 2021
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210
For more information, please visit https://wexarts.org/content/wex-open-internships

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Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Public and University Programs Intern
Description: This position is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors and spans the academic year. The intern has a direct role in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Wexner Center programs, including talks with artists and scholars, university cosponsorships, and student events. The intern also assists regularly with research in the creation of interpretive material and website content for public programs, exhibitions, performing arts, and film/video.
Date Posted: February 1, 2021
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210
For more information, please visit https://wexarts.org/content/wex-open-internships

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Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Shumate Council, Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives Intern
Description: This intern provides administrative assistance by supporting and helping to plan inclusion, diversity, and engagement initiatives focused in Black/African American communities.
Responsibilities include assisting the Director of Learning & Public Practice in advocacy and engagement efforts; organizing and archiving program materials; helping maintain an online presence for documenting, translating, and transferring information using online tools; taking notes during meetings; conducting online research; gathering information or materials for Shumate Council initiatives, diversity participation, and diverse audience building; and joining the Shumate Council as an actively participating junior member.
Date Posted: February 1, 2021
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210
For more information, please visit https://wexarts.org/content/wex-open-internships

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Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Curatorial Intern
Description: In addition to providing assistance around upcoming exhibitions, the curatorial intern will support the Wexner Center’s archive project.
Responsibilities: include archival and object-based research, with a particular focus on the history of exhibitions at the Wexner Center. The intern will collaborate with curatorial staff to develop public-oriented outputs around the archive—a task that requires strong research, writing, and editing skills. Other responsibilities may include research and organizational assistance with upcoming exhibitions, data entry, and general administrative support of the department as needed.
Date Posted: February 1, 2021
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210
For more information, please visit https://wexarts.org/content/wex-open-internships

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Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Fundraising Intern
Description: (Development Department | Fall 2021–Spring 2022)
This internship supports the Director of Development in a variety of projects focused on fundraising for the Wexner Center, including assistance with event planning, meeting preparation, creation of supporting documents, prospect research, and other efforts as needed. The position involves attendance at meetings and collaboration with interns and colleagues across the center.
Date Posted: February 1, 2021
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210
For more information, please visit https://wexarts.org/content/wex-open-internships

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Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Development Writing Interns (two positions available)
Description: This internship entails helping draft a wide variety of materials (short- and long-form) for the Development department at the Wexner Center, including but not limited to: program and project overviews for use with donors/funders, letter writing, grants (including support materials and grant reports), impact pieces/stories, member profiles and funder briefings, and strategic messaging. The position also involves research, data compilation, proofreading, simple design work, attendance at meetings, work with interns and colleagues across the center, and other efforts as needed that contribute to fundraising efforts at the Wex.
Date Posted: February 1, 2021
Location: Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210
For more information, please visit https://wexarts.org/content/wex-open-internships

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Organization: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Position: Full and Part-time Seasonal Positions
Description: We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our Education and Outreach team for the season. Please check out the following job summaries for more information. Positions include: Children's Garden Assistant, Children's Garden Lead, Teen Corps Counselor and Summer Camp Counselor.
Date Posted: March 11, 2021
Location: 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203
For more information, please visit fpconservatory.org/abo ut-us/careers/

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Organization: Vestige Concept Gallery
Position: New Appalachia Mixed Exhibition w/ Special Guest Curator
Description: New Appalachia Mixed Exhibition seeks to capture the new and innovative artistic experience surrounding Appalachia and beyond. Known as "The Paris of Appalachia", the Exhibition will be held in the cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA. Our special guest curator for the Exhibition will be Mr. Kyle Houser, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Center For The Arts. We are seeking artwork of any kind, from Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists. Work should encompass themes relating to something "new," and should offer a refreshing perspective on arts in the wake of the pandemic.
Date Posted: March 2, 2021
Location: 5417 Butler St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

For more information, please visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8685

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Organization: City of Philadelphia
Position: The City of Philadelphia is seeking a Public Art Director
Description: The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) seeks a Public Art Director (“Director”) to steward the City of Philadelphia’s Public Art collection of over 1000 works, believed to be one of the largest and oldest city-owned collections in the United States. Located in indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the city, this extraordinary collection reflects Philadelphia’s rich history, diverse communities, and Philadelphia’s long-standing commitment to the arts. The City of Philadelphia’s public art is located in every neighborhood and is one of the City’s greatest assets.
The Director is tasked with establishing and enforcing the City’s public art policies; ensuring that the requirements of the Percent for Art Ordinance are met; managing the process of commissioning new artworks as required by that ordinance; overseeing conservation and collection management; and performing research, fundraising, public relations, and communications functions pertaining to the City’s collection of public art.
Date Posted: March 23, 2021
Location: Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy 
116 City Hall 
Philadelphia, PA 19107
For more information, please visit https://americansforthearts.simplelists.com/public_art_network/cache/16294686/2.pdf

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Organization: Short North Stage
Position: Office/ Company Manager
Description: Short North Stage will be hiring a Full Time Office/ Company Manager for our upcoming 2021-2022 season. We are seeking an experienced candidate with a background in theater management or other customer service management positions. Responsibilities include:
Office Organization
Internal and External Communications
Assisting with Budgeting and Reporting
Data Entry
Patron Management
Artist Contracting
Artist Hospitality
Assisting the Artistic Director with day to day needs
Managing Front of House
Basic Design Skills for front of house signage

Date Posted: April 2, 2021
Location: 1187 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43201

For more information, please visit ShortNorthStage.org/jobs

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Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Director of Development
Description: The Wexner Center for the Arts, within the Office of Academic Affairs seeks a Director of Development to build relationships with prospective donors to increase philanthropic support. The aim of the role is to actively manage a portfolio of prospective donors to be asked for gifts of $100,000 and above.
Date Posted: March 13, 2021
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Director-of-Development_R9465-1

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Organization: VIVO Music Festival
Position: Festival Manager
Description: The part-time manager for VIVO Music Festival is an integral part of the core team ensuring operational functions, communication, and coordination between the guest musicians and stakeholders. This position will focus on our festival planning and activation from April - Octob

Date Posted: March 30, 2021
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit www.vivofestival.org/career

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