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 in advance is recommended. Only art-related opportunities will be accepted.


Name: Call for Artists
Organization: City of Groveport, Town Hall Art Gallery
Description: City of Groveport, Town Hall Art Gallery: 648 Main Street, Groveport, Ohio 43110

Artist can exhibit for (1) month. No charge to exhibit. Sales allowed-no percentage is taken.

Please email: Cduckworth@groveport.org for more information and to schedule for 2019.

No deadline; however, we only accept (10) artist a year to exhibit.

Submission deadline: November 30, 2018

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Name: Accessible Expressions Ohio: Call for 2D/3D Art
Organization: VSA Ohio
Description: Accessible Expressions Ohio is one of the most diverse art exhibits on display. AEO is an adjudicated, statewide exhibition and tour of 2D and 3D art by artists with disabilities. Sixty (60) pieces of art will be selected from this call for art. Artists of any age, living in Ohio, with a disability may enter in the Youth, Emerging, or Professional categories.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2018
For more information, please visit http://www.vsao.org/aeo
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/vsa.pdf

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Name: 2019 Exhibition Season: Call for Proposals
Organization: Fresh A.I.R. Gallery
Description: Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, a dynamic arts venue supporting artists in recovery, is currently seeking proposals for its 2019 exhibition season. One of the only galleries of its kind, Fresh A.I.R. exclusively showcases the work of artists affected by mental illness and/or substance use disorders. By bringing focus to the artistic vision, we work to educate the community and break down stigma.

To have your work considered, submit an application form (available here: http://www.southeastinc.com/pdf/call_for_entries2018.pdf) and 8-12 work samples to freshairgallery@gmail.com.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2018
Location: 131 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43214

For more information, please visit http://southeastinc.com/fresh_air.php
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/68213606_cfe_postcard.pdf

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Name: Columbus Metropolitan Library’s 2019 Music at Main series
Organization: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Description: Columbus Metropolitan Library invites individual artists and musical ensembles to
participate in a music series at Main Library. Music at Main, a concert series in 2019 that will feature central Ohio professional and amateur musicians each month. Instrumental and acoustic music in any genre is welcome.

The one hour concerts will be presented on select Sunday afternoons from 2-3 p.m. at Main Library in downtown Columbus.

Funds are available to support artist fees.

Learn more by contacting Mikalene Guiser, mguiser@columbuslibrary.org.
Submission deadline: December 7, 2018
Location: 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/music_at_main_performance_overview_2019.pdf

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Name: Call for Creative Video, Animation and Motion Graphic Design
Organization: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Description: The Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) is looking for video, animation and motion graphic content for their 60’ W x 7’H LED video wall “Digital Canvas” to be run throughout the year. Located inside the convention center between the North and South buildings is a highly-visible major Concourse providing access to both ends of the convention center as well as the main entrance off of High Street. The GCCC has over 1 million visitors each year.

Two informational meetings will be held to answer FAQ’s and to view the Digital Canvas on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and Friday, August 17, 2018, both starting at 11:30am in the Trott Room located next to the Digital Canvas.
Submission deadline: December 10, 2018
For more information, please visit https://filmfreeway.com/GCCC2018CallforCreativeVideoAnimationandMotionGraphicDesign
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Digital-Canvas-Call-Out.pdf

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Name: Major Mural
Organization: Summer Jam West
Description: Summer Jam West is seeking an experienced muralist to paint a 110′ X 20′ high mural. Your “canvas” will be an existing cement wall.
The mural must be completed no later than June 15th, 2019. Please be sure to carefully read the requirements prior to submitting.

Submission deadline: December 15, 2018
For more information, please visit https://summerjamwest.org/summer-jam-west/muralist_application/

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Name: Columbus Moving Image Art Review 37 Call
Organization: Columbus Moving Image Art Review
Description: The Call for Submissions for the Summer Columbus Moving Image Art Review (CMIAR) 37 is now open. This show is on Friday, January 11th 2019 at 8pm on OSU Campus in Hagerty Hall 180. The deadline for submission is Friday, December 21st 2018. Make sure to visit the submission page to download the form and send your high quality downloadable video link (no youtube links) or DVD at any time up to the deadline. Send in your new or old animations – videos – films, or propose an a/v performance. If it uses light and it moves it is fair game; video, film, animation, documentary, narrative, experimental, student, and professional. We aim to celebrate what central Ohio has to offer – with no time or subject constraints. If you would like to submit an entry online please email us at movingimageart@gmail.com so we can make arrangements.
Submission deadline: December 21, 2018
For more information, please visit https://movingimageart.wordpress.com/submissions/

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Name: MakerX The Columbus Maker Expo
Organization: MakerX Planning Committee
Description: MakerX The Columbus Maker Expo is a festival of digital design and creation. Artists/performers working in any digital medium are welcome to apply for a free exhibition/performance space at MakerX, which will take place on April 6, 2019 in Columbus. Accepted artists must be present at the event. Sales are permitted with no fees.
Submission deadline: January 5, 2019
For more information, please visit http://www.makerx.org

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Name: Show Us Your Screenplays (part of the GCAC Film Fellowship)
Organization: Gateway Film Center
Description: As part of the GCAC Film Fellowship, Show Us Your Screenplays is an annual call for submissions of short screenplays (no longer than 10 pages) that are reviewed by a panel of expert judges from organizations such as GFC, Film Columbus, FFOCOL, Nightmares Film Festival, and MOFA as well as local film critics.

The winning screenwriter(s) will be paired with the filmmaker recognized as Best Overall Short (based on winners of monthly film submissions July 2018 - May 2019) and provided a stipend to collaborate on a new short film.

Deadline for submission: March 31, 2019
Submit to: showshorts@gatewayfilmcenter.org
Submission deadline: March 31, 2019
Location: Columbus, Ohio
For more information, please visit http://www.gcac.org/grants-services/individual-artist-fellowships/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2019_GFC-Flim-Guide-final1.pdf

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Name: Show Us Your Shorts (part of the GCAC Film Fellowship)
Organization: Gateway Film Center
Description: For Filmmakers

Deadline to register: The Wednesday before the first Saturday of each month, July 2018 - May 2019.
Register by email to: showshorts@gatewayfilmcenter.org

As part of the GCAC Film Fellowship, Show Us Your Shorts is a monthly open-mic style opportunity for filmmakers to showcase short-form video work and compete for audience votes and a cash prize.
a) Show Us Your Shorts is hosted the first Saturday of each month, beginning in July 2019. Screenings begin at 4:30 p.m. in House 2, networking at 6:00 p.m. in the lounge.
b) Each month will feature a max of 8 short films, each with a 10-minute time limit.
c) Submissions are due by 6:00 p.m. the Wednesday before each Show Us Your Shorts event and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
d) Each month, a winning short is selected by the paying audience and that monthly winner receives a cash prize from the event admissions (tickets are $5).
e) A panel of esteemed judges will select A Best Overall Short on June 1, 2019 from the 11 monthly winners selected July 2018 through May 2019.

Filmmakers are asked to register by email as follows:
• The subject line should read “Show Us Your Shorts – Your Name – Name of Film”
• The body of the email should include:
o your name,
o the name of the film,
o runtime of the film, and
o a link to a video hosting website (either YouTube or Vimeo) which can stream your video. Only YouTube or Vimeo links will be accepted.
Submission deadline: May 1, 2019
Location: Columbus, Ohio
For more information, please visit http://gatewayfilmcenter.org/show-us-your-shorts-3/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2019_GFC-Flim-Guide-final.pdf

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Outside Grants

Name: Artists with Disabilities Access Program Grant
Organization: Ohio Arts Council
Description: Another great opportunity to check out is the Artists with Disabilities Access Program (ADAP) Grant administered by the Ohio Arts Council, deadline December 1, 2018.

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: December 1, 2018
For more information, please visit http://oac.ohio.gov/grants#4436-individual-artists
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ADAP.pdf

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Name: Application: USArtists International
Organization: USArtists International (USAI)
Description: Committed to the presence of U.S. artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theater invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets abroad. Determine if you are eligible by reviewing the program guidelines.

Support for the presentation and touring of performing artists is central to the work of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (“MAAF”). The USArtists International program (USAI) supports performances by U.S. artists at significant international festivals and performing arts marketplaces outside the United States and its territories. The program supports the engagements of exemplary solo artists and ensembles across all performing arts disciplines including dance, music, theater, multidisciplinary work, and folk/traditional arts.

Eligible applicant must:
*be a dance, music or theater ensemble or individual artist, that work at a professional level; festivals and curates cannot apply on behalf of artists.
*be a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization OR using a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)3
*current reside in the U.S. or its territories
*be invited to perform at a significant international festival or performing arts market
*see more eligibility notes online

Deadline to apply: November 30, 2018
For more information, please visit http://www.midatlanticarts.org/wp-content/uploads/USAI-FY19-Guidelines-Final.pdf

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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: McConnell Arts Center
Position: McConnell Arts Center Seeks Executive Director
Description: The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington (MAC), located in Worthington, Ohio is a dynamic community nonprofit arts center with a mission to change lives and make memories through creative arts experiences. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall planning, general management and effective administration of the organization.

To apply for this exceptional opportunity, email your cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references to lori@goettler.com. No phone calls please.
Date Posted: October 5, 2018
Location: Worthington, OH
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/MAC-Posting.doc

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