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: YWCA Stand Against Racism 2019
Organization: YWCA Columbus
Description: This year YWCA Columbus is taking part in the national YWCA USA campaign Stand Against Racism by working with local artists to highlight organizations in our community, whose fight for justice in our community aligns with our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and standing for dignity for all. We will pair each with a performing artist, who will be asked to create and perform a piece that they feel represents the work of that organization. This event is in collaboration with Columbus Museum of Art.
Submission deadline: March 30, 2019
Location: Columbus Museum of Art
480 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215
For more information, please visit ljames@ywcacolumbus.org
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/68213606_gcac_artist_reach_out.pdf

Tags: New, Local

Name: Nominations for OhioDance Virtual Dance Collection
Organization: OhioDance
Description: The OhioDance Virtual Dance Collection was unveiled on April 29, 2017. The collection now features fifteen significant pivotal developments that have formed the unique dance history of Ohio http://vdc.ohiodance.org/

For the next phase of this project, OhioDance plans to expand the Collection with five new moments. We want to expand with particular emphasis on the rich multicultural dance diversity of the state.

Submission deadline: March 28, 2019
For more information, please visit https://ohiodance.org/

Tags: New, Local, State

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

Tags: New, Local

Name: RFQ for Temporary Public Art Installations, Sandusky Ohio
Organization: The Sandusky Public Arts and Culture Commission
Description: The Sandusky Public Arts and Culture Commission, whose mission is to promote cultural and economic vitality in Sandusky, Ohio by integrating the work of artist into public places, is seeking proposals from qualified Artists or Teams of Artists to create temporary, site-specific outdoor Installations.

Administered by the City of Sandusky Public Arts and Culture Commission, proposals contracted between $1,500 - $7,500 will be awarded with a goal of 1-4 projects from 1-4 artist(s) being selected, starting in June 2019. The works can be a short term installation or be on display for several months.

Artists will work with the community to use art to transform four monochromatic intersections to create a new sense of place, and a feeling of arrival, that reflects the cultural vibrancy of these neighborhoods, while also help combat illegal speeding and misuse of traffic signals by connecting with temporary walkability infrastructure.
Using community input, as well as the insight of Sandusky Public Arts and Culture Commission artists and arts organizations, we will commission installations that will highlight the sites—visually, culturally, historically--in artistic ways to engage, excite and educate residents while also calming traffic.

The Program will encourage artists to use new disciplines and technology reflective of the region, and focus on contemporary issues to encourage artists to create pieces that encourage audience participation.
Submission deadline: April 3, 2019
Location: Sandusky, OH
For more information, please visit http://www.ci.sandusky.oh.us/residents/public_art_and_culture_commission.php
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/RFQ_CallforArtists_HikeHancockWalkWayne.pdf

Tags: New, Local, State

Name: The Great Portrait Show
Organization: Blockfort Gallery and Studio
Description: A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.

The Great Portrait Show is seeking entries that show a variety of styles and mediums, all with the focus of portraiture
Submission deadline: April 5, 2019
Location: Blockfort Gallery and Studio
1162 N. 6th Street
For more information, please visit https://form.jotform.com/90006184082146

Tags: New, Local

Name: Enduring Earth: For Love of the Planet
Organization: Studios on High Gallery
Description: Studios on High Gallery, located in Columbus' Short North Arts district, invites 2D and 3D artists to submit work for the Gallery's May exhibit: Enduring Earth: For Love of the Planet. This juried exhibition is in conjunction with SOHG's annual "Hit the Hop"series and will feature work on an environmental theme.
Submission deadline: April 6, 2019
Location: Studios on High Gallery
686 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
For more information, please visit http://www.studiosonhigh.com
Name: Vendor Opportunity for Handmade & Upcycled Goods
Organization: Crafty Mart
Description: Crafty Mart is happy to announce that we'll be popping up at the City of Cuyahoga Falls' Downtown Friday festivities on Friday, June 21st, 2019. Our 2nd Annual Night Market will take place from 5-10pm at the beautiful pedestrian mall in downtown Cuyahoga Falls.

We are seeking vendors who sell handmade and upcycled goods. Crafty Mart is a juried show and has a nonrefundable $5 application fee. Vendor fees for those accepted is $75.
Submission deadline: April 7, 2019
Location: 2nd Annual Night Market in downtown Cuyahoga Falls.
For more information, please visit https://craftymart.submittable.com/submit/135690/cuyahoga-falls-night-market-2019

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Name: Avenue for All – Artists stage
Organization: Community for All People
Description: We are having a festival on Parsons Ave on May 4. It is called Avenue for All. We are looking for artists FROM THE SOUTH SIDE OR PARSONS SPECIFICALLY that would be interested in being a part of the event on the arts stage. Any of the following would qualify: Music, dance, spoken word, theatre, improv, drawing/painting, circus arts and comedy. Applications are due by April 10.
Submission deadline: April 10, 2019
Location: Between Whittier and Siebert on Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43206
For more information, please visit www.4allpeople.org/AvenueForAll

Tags: Local

Name: Take Part in Columbus Open Studio & Stage
Organization: Greater Columbus Arts Council
Description: COSS is a two-day, juried event that invites the public behind the scenes and into artists’ studios for an intimate look at art-making practices and an opportunity to meet and talk to Columbus’ creative talent. The fourth-annual Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS) will take place Sept. 14-15, 2019.

Visual artists (2D and 3D), with studio space within I-270 boundaries, are invited to apply to participate in this creative event that provides an exclusive opportunity to connect with new audiences. The application is now open and the deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Apr. 12. There is no application fee.
Submission deadline: April 12, 2019
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://www.columbusmakesart.com/news/2019/arts-council-accepting-applications-to-take-part-in-columbus-open-studio-stage

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Name: NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concer
Organization: NPR
Description: It’s that time of year again: The 2019 Tiny Desk Contest is now open! And WOSU wants to see as many Ohio bands entering as we possibly can.

Every year, NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest accepts thousands of entries from musicians around the country, all vying for the opportunity to play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., and tour the United States.
Submission deadline: April 14, 2019
For more information, please visit https://radio.wosu.org/post/hey-ohio-bands-enter-2019-tiny-desk-contest#stream/0

Tags: Local, State, National

Name: RFQ: Temporary Transit Shelter Murals, Sandusky Ohio
Organization: The Sandusky Public Arts and Culture Commission
Description: The Sandusky Public Arts and Culture Commission, whose mission is to promote cultural and economic vitality in Sandusky, Ohio by integrating the work of artist into public places, is seeking proposals from qualified Artists or Teams of Artists to create temporary, digital artworks that will be installed on Sandusky Transit System bus shelters.

Installations on Sandusky Transit System bus shelters will be part of an ongoing initiative to bring public art into geographically diverse locations throughout Sandusky.

The artists will work with the community to use art to transform five standard bus shelters and create a new sense of pride, place, and warmth, which reflects the Transit System and the neighborhoods that they are located within.

Using community input, as well as the insight of Sandusky Public Arts and Culture Commission artists and arts organizations, we will commission installations that will highlight the sites that these bus shelters exist in.
The Program will encourage artists to create digital artwork that can be applied to the windows of the bus shelters via a double-sided graphics application so that image can be viewed from both sides.

Submission deadline: April 17, 2019
Location: Sandusky, OH
For more information, please visit http://www.ci.sandusky.oh.us/residents/public_art_and_culture_commission.php
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/RFQ_CallforArtists_TransitMurals.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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Name: Art in Public Places Momentum Inter/Active Projects
Organization: City of Toledo 1% for Art Program
Description: Momentum, a program of The Arts Commission, presented in partnership with ProMedica and other cultural institutions, organizations, and businesses of greater Downtown Toledo brought over 14,000 people to Promenade Park in 2018. Momentum features live music, artist demonstrations, hands on activities, food trucks, and other entertainment along the riverfront September 19-21 2019.

INTER/ACTIVE projects will take place on City of Toledo properties – first appearing during the 2019 Momentum weekend within Promenade Park and along the river and may be asked to appear at other Arts Commission events. We are looking for highly interactive, community-driven, collaborative works of art that are accessible to the public and civic in scope. We will also consider the utilization of performing art projects that have an interactive component. Past INTER/ACTIVE projects involved the spectator in a variety of activities including: contributing to a giant storybook, casting metal objects with a mobile foundry, a giant interactive video game, an exploration of identity, a pop up puppet parade, and more!

Eligibility: artists within 150-mile radius of Toledo

Timeline:
RFP Launched 03/01/19
RFPs Due 05/01/19
Review Starts 05/06/19
Projects Selected 05/13/19
Review With Finalists & Final Approval 05/20/19
Submit Final Designs 05/31/19
Project Update 07/01/19
Launch Event 09/19/19

Submission deadline: May 1, 2019
Location: Toledo, OH
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/toledo.pdf

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Name: Dance Company Auditions
Organization: Oyo Dance Company
Description: Positions available for Oyo II and Oyo Dance Company. Ages 16 and up are eligible and includes Ballet, Pointe, Modern and Solo.

Two audition dates: July 13 and July 28, 2019.
Submission deadline: July 28, 2019
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://oyodancecompany.org/auditions/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/OYO-audition-registration-2019_editable.pdf

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Outside Grants

Name: Grants for International Travel for Dance, Music and Theater
Organization: Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation/USArtists International
Description: USArtists International supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. The next deadline is April 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST for engagements between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Grants are for up to $15,000.
Deadline to apply: April 3, 2019
For more information, please visit https://www.midatlanticarts.org/usartists-international/

Tags: New, Local, State, National

Name: $1,000 Artist Grants
Organization: The Hopper Prize
Description: The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.
There is a fee to apply.
Deadline to apply: May 21, 2019
For more information, please visit https://hopperprize.org

Tags: National

Name: Artists with Disabilities Access Program
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. Creative expression by artists of all abilities is essential to building dynamic and diverse communities throughout Ohio, and developing an artistic career is a long-term process. ADAP awards help artists with disabilities advance their artistic practices, making Ohio a more accessible and inclusive place to build an artistic career.

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.

Deadline to apply: June 1, 2019
For more information, please visit https://oac.ohio.gov/grants#4436-individual-artists

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Name: Individual Excellence Awards | Recognizing Individual Artistic Achievement
Organization: Ohio Arts Council (OAC)
Description: The Individual Excellence Awards program recognizes outstanding accomplishments by artists in a variety of disciplines. Awards give artists the resources to experiment and explore their art forms, develop skills and advance their careers, and receive affirmation and acknowledgment for outstanding work. 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.

GRANT AWARDS: Individual Excellence Awards are $5,000.

In odd-numbered calendar years (e.g., 2019, 2021), applications are accepted in choreography; criticism; fiction/non-fiction; music composition; playwriting/screenplays; and poetry.


Deadline to apply: September 1, 2019
For more information, please visit https://oac.ohio.gov/grants#4436-individual-artists

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Job Opportunities

Organization: Newark Cultural Arts Center
Position: Art Teachers
Description: The Newark Cultural Arts Center is hiring teachers for both classes and workshops. Classes meet weekly for 8 weeks and last 3 hours. Workshops meet once for 3-6 hours. We're hiring for the following teaching positions: Basketry, Block printing (wood, lino), Calligraphy, Drawing (Pastel, Charcoal, Pencil, Pen), Floral Design, Hand and Machine Quilting, Macrame, Painting (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor),Rug Hooking, Sewing, Weaving (frame and rigid heddle table loom).

Instructors will be compensated at the rate of $100/3 hour class and have to commit to teaching the entire 8 week course block.

Date Posted: October 10, 2018
Location: 17 1/2 South Park Place
Newark, OH 43055

For more information, please visit https://newarkcac.org/work/

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Organization: Thirty One West
Position: NEEDED – South African-style vocal ensemble
Description: Date: March 23rd, 2019, 8pm (Dress Rehearsal and 8pm show)

Two rehearsals, Sun., March 10 and Sun. March 17, 3-7pm, location TBD.

Thirty One West house band, the Reissues perform Paul Simon's Graceland album in it's entirety followed by a set of greatest hits. We are looking for a vocal ensemble to cover parts in South-African styles found on "Gumboots," "I Know What I Know," "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes," "You Can Call Me Al," and "Homeless." Second set vocal needs may include "Loves Me Like a Rock," and "Gone at Last."

One time show. Food, drink, and compensation provided.
Date Posted: February 14, 2019
Location: 31 West Church Street
Newark, OH 43055
For more information, please visit https://www.thirtyone-west.com/platinum-musician/

Tags: New, Expiring Soon, Local, State

Organization: Short North Alliance
Position: Marketing and Communications Role
Description: The Short North Alliance has an immediate opening for a Marketing and Communications Manager. Link to posting is below. Interested applicants should apply through employment@shortnorth.org.
Date Posted: February 14, 2019
For more information, please visit http://shortnorth.org/employment-opportunities/

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Organization: Columbus Printed Arts Center
Position: Summer Marketing Internship
Description: Columbus Printed Arts Center is looking for a creative, highly motivated, and enthusiastic Marketing Intern to join our team this summer. The ideal candidate believes that the arts are a vital component of a thriving community, is invested in contributing to the organization’s growth, and has unique ideas to bring to the position. Our goal is to connect with artists and art professionals in Central Ohio as well as to provide meaningful work experience and insight into the inner workings of an art organization.
Date Posted: February 25, 2019
Location: 2000 S High Street
Columbus, OH 43207
For more information, please visit https://www.columbusprintedarts.org/summer-marketing-internship

Tags: Local

Organization: Columbus Printed Arts Center
Position: Summer Development Internship
Description: Columbus Printed Arts Center is looking for a creative, highly motivated, and enthusiastic Development Intern to join our team this summer. The ideal candidate believes that the arts are a vital component of a thriving community, is invested in contributing to the organization’s growth, and has unique ideas to bring to the position. Our goal is to connect with artists and art professionals in Central Ohio as well as to provide meaningful work experience and insight into the inner workings of an art organization.
Date Posted: February 25, 2019
Location: 2000 S High Street
Columbus, OH 43207
For more information, please visit https://www.columbusprintedarts.org/summer-development-internship

Tags: Local

Organization: Columbus Printed Arts Center
Position: Summer Programming Internship
Description: Columbus Printed Arts Center is looking for a creative, highly motivated, and enthusiastic Programming Intern to join our team this summer. The ideal candidate believes that the arts are a vital component of a thriving community, is invested in contributing to the organization’s growth, and has unique ideas to bring to the position. Our goal is to connect with artists and art professionals in Central Ohio as well as to provide meaningful work experience and insight into the inner workings of an art organization.
Date Posted: February 25, 2019
Location: 2000 S High Street
Columbus, OH 43207
For more information, please visit https://www.columbusprintedarts.org/summer-programming-internship

Tags: Local

Organization: Columbus Printed Arts Center
Position: 2019 Print Fellowship
Description: Columbus Printed Arts Center is thrilled to announce the Print Fellowship Program; a competitive professional program for active artists to gain unlimited access to studio resources, grow their portfolio and professional networks, and make a meaningful contribution to the community.
Date Posted: March 22, 2019
Location: 2000 S High Street
Columbus, OH 43207

For more information, please visit https://www.columbusprintedarts.org/print-fellowship-program

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