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: Inside a Memory – Virtual Exhibition
Organization: Visionary Art Collective
Description: How do our memories and experiences impact our work? As artists, we often create as a tool for visual processing. In turn, our work becomes a culmination of all that we have experienced in our lives thus far. Our memories, dreams, and perceptions are woven into narratives that are deeply personal and yet still universal. In this exhibition, we are seeking work that explores the connection between memory, experience, and perception, and how those elements inspire the creative process.
Submission deadline: February 5, 2023
Location: New York City
For more information, please visit https://visionaryartcollective.submittable.com/submit/247030/inside-a-memory-virtual-exhibition

Tags: Expiring Soon, National

Name: Summer Jam West community arts festival
Organization: Hilltop Arts Collective
Description: Summer Jam West is an annual community arts festival, held on Saturday, July 8 from 11a - 7p at Westgate Park. Several artist-related applications are open, including artist/artisan vendor, chalk artist, musician, and face painting. If you have a different skill that you'd like to contribute, let's talk! Please reach out to info@hilltoparts.org if so. Information on vendor fees, stipends, requirements, and more can be found in the respective application form.

This is a great event for emerging and established artists alike, and a good opportunity for artists to try something new!

Submission deadline: February 6, 2023
Location: 455 S. Westgate Ave.
Columbus, OH 43204

For more information, please visit https://www.hilltoparts.org/applications

Tags: Expiring Soon, Local

Name: 2023 Hit The Hop
Organization: Studios on High Gallery
Description: Each year Studios on High Gallery presents Hit the Hop, our annual, open call, juried exhibition open to Ohio artists. Accepted artists will be featured in a month-long group show, gallery hop and an artist’s opening. Cash prizes are awarded for best in show and runner up. This year’s theme is All Things Green.
Submission deadline: February 10, 2023
Location: 686 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43215

For more information, please visit https://www.studiosonhigh.com/hit-the-hop

Tags: Expiring Soon, Local

Name: Wonderball Call for Artists
Organization: Columbus Museum of Art
Description: The Columbus Museum of Art invites local artists, musicians, and performers of all kinds to apply to be featured at the event, with a stipend extended to selected applicants. The theme of Wonderball 2023 is AWAKEN and we encourage proposals representing clever interpretation of the theme. Give us your weird, unique and unexpected proposals!
Applicants are reviewed by the Wonderball Planning Committee and CMA staff. The committee encourages proposals and artists new to the Wonderball audience, interactive or participatory experiences, live performances, and collaborative proposals.

Submission deadline: February 10, 2023
Location: Columbus, Ohio
For more information, please visit https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=bucojfZY6UuocsQNtxs7jVqn5Atvjb1Ip4OBl73czdFUMks4MDVCSUVTN1BOOTNJRE1VQU44SzBGTS4u&wdLOR=cC5F4969E-4321-42AC-8CD5-EA6BE3E34A30

Tags: Expiring Soon, Local

Name: Summer Series
Organization: Urban Arts Space
Description: Summer Series is a multi-venue program that showcases short- and long-term projects such as gallery exhibitions, performances, audience participatory work, discussions, research demos, and more. This series encourages collaboration, multidisciplinary approaches, and ideas that foster conversations, relationships, or careers, that represent diverse perspectives.
Submission deadline: February 13, 2023
Location: 50 W Town St
Columbus, OH 43215

For more information, please visit https://uas.osu.edu/exhibition-proposals/summer-series

Tags: New, Local

Name: The BEST of 2023
Organization: Ohio Designer Craftsmen
Description: Apply Now!
“The Best of 2023,” Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 40th annual juried members' exhibition, features the best in clay, fiber, wood, glass, metal and mixed media.

Over $8000 in awards!
Including:
• $2000 Yassenoff Family Award for Excellence and Watkins Printing Poster Award

• $1000 Challenge Award for Excellence
• $1000 Director Emeritus Betty Talbott Award for Excellence
• $1000 Artist Scholarship Award
• $500 Brooke Hannan Memorial Emerging Artist Scholarship Award

Entry fee: $30. Easily pay through ArtCall
OR email us to request a coupon code to pay with check.




Submission deadline: February 16, 2023
Location: Ohio Designer Craftsmen, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus OH 43212
614.486.4402


For more information, please visit https://odcbestof2023.artcall.org/

Tags: New, Local

Name: Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s “Best of 2023”
Organization: Ohio Designer Craftsmen
Description: Now in its 40th year, Ohio Designer Craftsmen's annual juried members' exhibition, “The Best of...,” features established and emerging artists working in all fine craft media. Regarded as a significant exhibition of fine craft, “The Best of 2023” showcases contemporary functional, sculptural and decorative approaches to works in clay, fiber, wood, glass, metal, jewelry or mixed media. Nearly $8000 in juror-selected artist awards is presented by ODC each year.
Submission deadline: February 16, 2023
For more information, please visit https://odcbestof2023.artcall.org/

Tags: New, Local

Name: Supernatural
Organization: ITSLIQUID Group
Description: ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with YMX Arts, is pleased to announce the open call for SUPERNATURAL, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, that will be held in London, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space from March 16 to March 31, 2023.

SUPERNATURAL will provide artists and exhibitors with the unique opportunity to present their works to an international audience of professionals as curators, gallerists, collectors, editors and publishers who seek to acquire, publish and encourage.

Submission deadline: February 17, 2023
Location: London, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
London

For more information, please visit https://www.itsliquid.com/call-supernatural-2023.html

Tags: New, International

Name: 12th edition – EXHIBIT IN ROME
Organization: PRISMA ART PRIZE
Description: Il Varco is proud to host the 12th edition of Prisma Art Prize, in partnership with Contemporary Cluster, Biafarin, ArtRights, Artuu and Vivivacolors, Atelier Montez and ArtUp a quarterly art contest with €2000 yearly cash prize, more than €3000 in service prizes and the possibility to be exhibited at Contemporary Cluster gallery in Palazzo Brancaccio, Rome, in 2023, one of the most innovative art institutions in the international contemporary panorama.
Submission deadline: February 28, 2023
Location: CONTEMPORARY CLUSTER
Palazzo Brancaccio, Via Merulana, 248, 00185 Roma RM
ROME, AL 00185

For more information, please visit https://www.prismaartprize.com/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/68213606_bando_pap_12_eng.pdf

Tags: New, International

Name: Ohio Shorts 2023 Call for Entries (film)
Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Description: The festival has become known for presenting an eclectic mix of short work—from documentary, animation, and dramatic narrative to anything in between. This year’s edition will be curated by award-winning writer, director, and Columbus native Colin West. His first film festival experience was Ohio Shorts, where we screened his 2007 animated short film Amsterdam.

We welcome and encourage submissions from all ages and experience levels. Works that are included in the program will receive a $50 screening fee and be eligible for the $500 Jury Award, selected by West, and the $300 Audience Choice Award, determined by online voting.
Submission deadline: March 1, 2023
Location: 1871 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210
For more information, please visit https://wexarts.org/film-video/ohio-shorts-2023-call-entries?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WCA2023-01-12Weekly&utm_content=version_A&promo=1802

Tags: New, Local

Name: Your Wildest Dreams
Organization: Vestige Concept Gallery
Description: Exploring the frontiers of reality, fantasy, and perception, Your Wildest Dreams seeks to showcase the surreal, the bizarrely-imaginative, and the vibrant worlds in which the artist resides (or creates...) Spatial, visionary, trippy, sexual, limitless, and free, take a ride down the rabbit hole into the depths of the subconscious- brought to life in this brand new Spring showcase from Vestige Concept Gallery!

We accept works from emerging, mid-career, and/or professional artists.

Submission deadline: March 11, 2023
Location: 5417 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

For more information, please visit https://vestigegallery.com/wildest-dreams/

Tags: National

Name: Secrest Garden Fair
Organization: Friends of Secrest Arboretum
Description: This juried art fair on The Ohio State University Wooster Campus will feature arts and crafts with a "nature" theme. Vendors' tents will line the paved walkway beginning at the Visitor Center and meandering up through the picturesque plantings to the children's garden and beyond. Last year over 40 vendors participated with an inaugural crowd of 1,000+ shoppers. See the link for more information and an application.
Submission deadline: March 15, 2023
Location: Secrest Arboretum
2122 Williams Rd., WOOSTER, OH 44691
WOOSTER, OH 44691

For more information, please visit https://www.friendsofsecrest.com/garden-fair
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/68213606_screst_garden_fair_-_poster_2023.pdf

Tags: New, Expiring Soon, State

Name: Alex Brown Foundation 2024 Artist Residency Program
Organization: Alex Brown Foundation
Description: The aim of the Alex Brown Residency at Mainframe Studios is to provide emerging and established artists of exceptional merit with an experience like the working conditions artist Alex Brown (1966–2019) found in Des Moines, Iowa. With an exceptional studio space and a relaxed, comfortable living environment, the residency is intended to give artists the opportunity to make the work they want to make in a unique location, free from the daily influence of being immersed in a major metropolitan scene but without the isolation of a rural residency.
Submission deadline: March 15, 2023
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
For more information, please visit https://hyperallergic.com/796021/call-for-applications-alex-brown-foundation-2024-artist-residency-program/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=D012722&utm_content=D012722+CID_55d17a785e008b440997c71c8a55217a&utm_source=hn&utm_term=Learn+more

Tags: New, National

Name: Call For Artists – Levis Commons Fine Art Fair
Organization: The Guild of Artists & Artisans
Description: We are the Guild of Artists & Artisans and we produce the Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, August 19-20 in Perrysburg. It would be wonderful if you could share our call for artists with your members! There is also an attached infographic. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you so much!



✨CALL FOR ARTISTS ✨to 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝟙𝟡𝕥𝕙 𝔸𝕟𝕟𝕦𝕒𝕝 𝕃𝕖𝕧𝕚𝕤 ℂ𝕠𝕞𝕞𝕠𝕟𝕤 𝔽𝕚𝕟𝕖 𝔸𝕣𝕥 𝔽𝕒𝕚𝕣. Produced by The Guild of Artists & Artisans. August 19-20, 2023 in Perrysburg, OH at The Town Center at Levis Commons.

Applications are now open for the 2023 Levis Commons Fine Art Fa

Submission deadline: March 26, 2023
Location: 3201 LEVIS COMMONS BLVD
Perrysburg, OH 43551

For more information, please visit https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=10826
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/68213606_laf_call_for_artists.pdf

Tags: New, Local

Name: Ella Baker statue
Organization: The Ohio State University at Newark
Description: The Ohio State University at Newark is commissioning a sculpture to join the campus in 2024-2025: A memorial sculpture paying tribute to Ella Baker. Baker (1903-1986) was a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement — the most important American social movement of the 20th century — yet has not received the recognition she deserves.

Phase I proposals are due 3/30/23.

Submission deadline: March 30, 2023
Location: 1179 University Ave
Newark, OH 43055

For more information, please visit go.osu.edu/NewarkArt
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/68213606_ella_baker_rfp_2023.pdf

Tags: Local

Name: 2023 Biennial Juried Exhibition
Organization: Ohio Arts Council
Description: Ohio’s professional artists are invited to showcase their artistic talents in the Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery 2023 Biennial Juried Exhibition.

Exhibition dates: October 28, 2023 – January 5, 2024. Selected works will be on display in the OAC Riffe Gallery, located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts in downtown Columbus.
Submission deadline: April 7, 2023
Location: downtown Columbus
For more information, please visit https://2023bje.artcall.org/?fbclid=IwAR1FM61u40zP_UTgegbP_WZDpLYtlLsSXHVi-MV0P1uM7nkm0wH2ZvS0Pmo

Tags: New, Local

Name: *FREE* International Call for Art – 6x6x2023
Organization: Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Description: Artwork entries accepted now through April 8
Mail International Entries by April 1 / U.S. by April 11

Each summer Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6x6 exhibition brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, youth and YOU. Each artist may enter up to four artworks of any medium except glitter (2D or 3D). Artworks must be six inches square and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. Participation is free. All artworks will be exhibited and for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo.

Submission deadline: April 8, 2023
Location: 137 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14604

For more information, please visit https://roco6x6.org/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/68213606_6x6_en_es_entryform.pdf

Tags: International

Name: Call for Art-ANIMALIA
Organization: Art Fluent
Description: Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, ANIMALIA.
Animals have been depicted in art for thousands of years, representing a wide range of symbolism, from grace and speed to strength and nobility to transformation and freedom. But we can all agree that they are beautiful and captivating, and we will forever be drawn to their natural beauty and power. Show us ANIMALIA from your perspective.

Submission deadline: April 14, 2023
Location: 1 Washington Mall
#1218
Boston, MA 02108

For more information, please visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11290

Tags: Local

Outside Grants

Name: Art-BRILLIANCE
Organization: Art Fluent
Description: Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, BRILLIANCE.
Over $1,200 in cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com.

Deadline to apply: March 10, 2023
Location: 1 Washington Mall
#1218
Boston, MA 02108

For more information, please visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11140

Tags: New, National

Name: $1,800.00 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo
Organization: Innovate Grant
Description: WINTER 2023 OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS — Innovate Grant is thrilled to introduce our newly increased award amounts of $1,800.00. Innovate Grant awards (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Artist and one Photographer, in addition to highlighting (6) Honorable Mentions. More Info and to Apply Today → innovateartistgrants.org

Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
Deadline: March 23, 2023
Region: US & International
Awards: 2 x $1,800.00 USD Grants // 6 x Honorable Mentions Interviews

Apply Online Today


Deadline to apply: March 23, 2023
For more information, please visit https://innovateartistgrants.org/

Tags: New, National

Job Opportunities

Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Path Fellowship
Description: The Path Fellowship is a 1-2 year professional experience and training opportunity that seeks candidates interested in teaching, learning, and public programs at nonprofit art and cultural institutions. This fellowship strongly encourages applicants who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, bilingual or multilingual, and individuals with disabilities, to apply.
Date Posted: January 30, 2023
Location: 1871 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

For more information, please visit https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Education-Program-Specialist-1_R69585-1

Tags: Local

Organization: Breakaway
Position: Booking Coordinator
Description: Breakaway is a fast-growing music and entertainment company based in Columbus, OH. It is one of the leading independent touring festival brands in the country, with 7 festivals in 2023 and even more planned for 2024 and beyond. We are searching for a highly motivated, self-directed, quick-learning Booking Coordinator to support the Talent Buying team across all festivals and concerts. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion for the live events business (specifically in musical concerts and festivals), who is excited about learning about talent booking from an independent concert promoter's perspective.
Date Posted: February 1, 2023
Location: Columbus, Ohio
For more information, please visit https://breakaway-music-festival-llc.breezy.hr/p/c747d69586f0-booking-coordinator?mc_cid=a97438fe03&mc_eid=8766081648

Tags: New, Local

Organization: We Amplify Voices
Position: Director of Programs
Description: The Director of Programs is responsible for the creation, implementation and management of all WAV workshops and programs. All youth and adult programs/workshops are based in the creative arts and music, influenced heavily by social-emotional learning and grounded in inclusion, diversity and the healing of communities. Programs include grant funded afterschool, in-school and summer programming for middle school students and a variety of short-term workshops for vulnerable adult populations. The Director of Programs will oversee all workshops and will also lead workshops on their own.
Date Posted: January 6, 2023
Location: 1327 Sullivant Ave
Columbus, OH 43223

For more information, please visit https://www.weamplifyvoices.org/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/68213606_wav_director_of_programming_job_description_2021_-_updated.docx.pdf

Tags: New, Local

Organization: Early Music in Columbus,
Position: Development Manager
Description: The Development Manager, a new position in the organization, will spearhead development efforts as Early Music in Columbus continues to grow. The Manager reports to and works in partnership with the Program Director.
Date Posted: January 26, 2023
Location: C/O CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, 1 COLLEGE AND MAIN, COLUMBUS, OH 43209
For more information, please visit www.earlymusicincolumbus.org
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/EMiC_Development-Manager.pdf

Tags: New, Local

Organization: Short North Alliance
Position: Director of Advancement
Description: The Short North Alliance has an immediate opening for a new Director of Advancement. Interested applicants should apply through employment@shortnorth.org
Date Posted: February 1, 2023
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit http://shortnorth.org/employment-opportunities/.

Tags: New, Local

Organization: Thurber House
Position: Office Manager (Part-Time)
Description: Thurber House is seeking an Office Manager (20 hours per week, in-person). Part-time benefits and PTO provided. This is a fun and flexible job opportunity to bring your skill set, talent, and sense of humor to a small-but-mighty team and manage our day-to-day office operations. Duties include answering phone/email inquiries, processing mail/deliveries/donations, reconciling weekly sales, monitoring our facilities, managing service providers, running the museum, etc.

Please visit our job board for the full job description and to apply: https://jobs.polymer.co/thurberhouse


Date Posted: January 17, 2023
Location: Thurber House
77 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

For more information, please visit https://jobs.polymer.co/thurberhouse

Tags: Expiring Soon, Local

Organization: Thurber House
Position: Event Coordinator (Part-Time)
Description: Thurber House is seeking an Event Coordinator (20 hours per week, hybrid). Part-time benefits and PTO provided. This is a fun and flexible job opportunity to bring your skill set, talent, and sense of humor to a small-but-mighty team; coordinate our events, adult workshops, and rentals; and ensure that the event/program/rental experience is top notch.

Visit our job board for more information and to apply: https://jobs.polymer.co/thurberhouse

Date Posted: January 17, 2023
Location: Thurber House/Remote (Hybrid)
77 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

For more information, please visit https://jobs.polymer.co/thurberhouse

Tags: Expiring Soon, Local

Organization: Wexner Center for the Arts
Position: Head of Communications and Marketing
Description: The Head of Communications & Marketing (HCM) leads the marketing, creative services, public relations, digital media, and video production teams for the Wexner Center for the Arts (WCA). The HCM reports to the executive director of WCA and is responsible for the strategy, planning, and implementation of communications efforts to support our dynamic institutions’ mission and strategic initiatives.
Date Posted: February 1, 2023
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/OSUCareers/details/Head-of-Communications-and-Marketing---WCA_R69481-1?q=marketing+wexner+center+for+the+arts

Tags: New, Local