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: 2020 ICAN Wall Calendar contest
Organization: ICAN
Description: The ICAN Calendars are a great way for you to get your work in print and up on other members’ studio walls. The ICAN Wall Calendar call for entries is members-only exclusive contest, so mark your calendars and submit your work!
Calendar submission is FREE and is juried by the editorial staff from Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated! Submissions end on September 19th at 11:59 EDT.

Here are this year’s categories:
Sculptural—including figurative, abstract, and architectural.
Mugs—including either a single or sets of work.
Surface Decoration—including Mishima, Sgraffito, and Re

Submission deadline: September 19, 2019
For more information, please visit https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ican/calendars/

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Name: Casting Call for Artists
Organization: Black Nativity Auditions - Casting Call
Description: Auditions for Black Nativity by Langston Hughes.

Casting Call - we are seeking singers, dancers, performers, stage hands, writers for sponsorships etc. For more information contact 614-440-9858.

Performance December 21, 2019, (2)Performances 2:30pm and 7:00pm.

For audition dates and times call 614-886-5677.

Submission deadline: September 30, 2019
Location: P.O Box 939
Worthington, OH 43085

For more information, please visit https://niaperformingarts.org/

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Name: Call for Presenter Proposals
Organization: 2020 OhioDance Festival and Conference
Description: OhioDance, the state-wide dance network organization, will co-host its annual festival April 24-26, 2020. The festival is co-sponsored by Ohio State University, Department of Dance. The theme of the conference is Building Legacy. This is a call for proposals for master classes, workshops and panels. Dance teachers in all disciplines and from all venues are eligible to submit proposals to conduct master classes, workshops and panel discussions. We encourage proposals relevant to the dance matters theme and dance education topics. Complete the submission form and submit it electronically to: Jane D’Angelo, OhioDance Executive Director, jane@ohiodance.org.
Submission deadline: October 24, 2019
Location: Events will take place at the OSU Dept. of Dance Studios and Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall, 1813 North High St. Columbus OH 43210
For more information, please visit https://ohiodance.org/festival/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-OhioDance-call-for-presenters.pdf

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Name: Art Show Submission Call
Organization: 2020 BRYN DU ART SHOW
Description: he Bryn Du Art Show is an annual juried exhibition held at the beautiful Bryn Du Mansion. A $1000 prize will be awarded for Best in Show, and 2 additional cash prizes of $500 each will be awarded to two additional artists. All submitting artists must be US residents who are a minimum of 18 years old.
There is a $35 entry fee for up to three (3) works due at time of submission and are non-refundable.
The decision to accept or reject submissions is at the sole discretion of the Bryn Du Commission.
The Bryn Du Art Show is an event for all ages. Age-inappropriate submissions will not be accepted.
Submissions must be made online via the link posted on the Art Show page of the Bryn Du website (https://www.bryndu.com/bryn-du-art/bryn-du-annual-art-exhibition)
Submission deadline: January 15, 2020
Location: Bryn Du Mansion at 537 Jones Rd., Granville OH 43023
For more information, please visit https://bryndu.com/bryn-du-art/bryn-du-annual-art-exhibition

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Name: 2019 ICAN Online Juried Exhibition
Organization: ICAN
Description: The Bottoms Up! contest is open to all current ICAN members. All entries must be constructed primarily of clay; be food safe; functional; weigh less than 6 pounds and be under 12 inches in height. Juried from digital only. A maximum of three entries per member. All entries must be submitted through Submittable, along with a $10 processing fee. (If you don't have a Submittable account, it is free and easy to create!) No late entries accepted.
Submission deadline: September 19, 2019
For more information, please visit https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ican/ican-online-juried-exhibition/

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Name: Call for Submissions for Columbus Moving Image Art Review 40
Organization: Columbus Moving Image Art Review
Description: The Call for Submissions for the Summer Columbus Moving Image Art Review (CMIAR) 40 is now open. This shows celebrates 10 years of screenings of local Columbus Ohio works. The deadline for submission is Friday, September 20th 2019. 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.
Submission deadline: September 20, 2019
Location: 150 Hagerty Hall
Columbus, OH 43210

For more information, please visit https://movingimageart.wordpress.com/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/movig-art.pdf

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Name: Mysteries of the Deep: Art Gallery
Organization: COSI
Description: This fall, COSI is hosting a community-based art exhibit inspired by the new temporary exhibition: Unseen Oceans. Opening in October, this exhibition brings light to the alien world that lies hidden beneath our ocean’s surface. To help COSI uncover the mysteries of the deep, your task is to submit original two or three-dimensional artwork related to the theme Mysteries of the Deep. We encourage your submissions to be creative, unique, and imaginative. We also encourage the use of recycled or found materials. Contact artcontest@cosi.org for more info.
Submission deadline: September 23, 2019
Location: 333 W Broad St
COLUMBUS, OH 43215

For more information, please visit https://cosi.org/downloads/Unseen-Oceans-Call-to-Artists.pdf
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/unseen_oceans_call_to_artists.pdf

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Name: Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition
Organization: Greater Denton Arts Council
Description: Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition is recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country. The exhibition shows the top national and international artists evolving the field of contemporary craft who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. This exhibition is supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Materials will be on view February 7 - May 9, 2020 in Denton, Texas.
Submission deadline: September 29, 2019
Location: Greater Denton Arts Council
400 E. Hickory St.
Denton, TX 76201

For more information, please visit https://dentonarts.com/mhscall
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Denton-Exhibition-info.pdf

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Name: Call for Entries: TechnoMEME 2
Organization: TechnoMEME 2
Description: We are pleased to announce our Call for Entries for our 2019 juried exhibition: TechnoMEME 2. Our juried exhibition will feature work created with technology-based new media, electronic, and digital tools. TechnoMEME 2 will run from Friday, November 1st to Saturday, December 7th at the Cultural Arts Center, Columbus Ohio.
Submission deadline: September 30, 2019
Location: 13 E Tulane Rd, Columbus, OH 43202
For more information, please visit http://thefusefactory.org/2019_ffe/

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Name: 2020 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity
Organization: Embracing Our Differences
Description: The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. Awards are given for "Best-in-Show Adult," "Best-in-Show Student," and "People's Choice" categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Total awards equal $3000.
Submission deadline: October 8, 2019
Location: 1209 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

For more information, please visit https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art/

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Name: Artist Wanted
Organization: Anthony Mancuso
Description: Looking to hire a columbus area artist that can color paint large canvas from a photograph. 4 persons in the image. Contact Anthony 614 329 5633 or mancusowatts@yahoo.com
Submission deadline: October 10, 2019
Location: 135 N Hamilton rd
Gahanna, OH 43230

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Name: Call for Artist Qualifications: The Wall Alley Art Project
Organization: The Short North Alliance
Description: The Short North Alliance is pleased to announce another new permanent public art project in the Short North Arts District. The Wall Alley Art Project would add lighting, street barricades, and murals on the exteriors of buildings that line Wall Street in the northern end of the Short North Arts District behind the historic Garden Theatre (between 5th and Greenwood).The Short North Alliance is seeking a team of artists for the design and installation of nearly 2,500 square feet of murals for the Wall Alley Art Project. To apply, complete the application by Monday, October 7 at 5:00 PM.
Submission deadline: October 7, 2019
Location: Short North Alliance Administrative Office
886 N. High Street, 4th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
For more information, please visit https://shortnorth.org/wallalleyartproject/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/RFQ.WallAlleyProject.9.19.19.pdf

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Name: Open Call to Visual Artists
Organization: Ormond Memorial Art Museum
Description: The Ormond Memorial Art Museum is accepting submissions from artists in a variety of styles and media for exhibitions in late 2020 and 2021.
Individual and small group submissions are welcome. The museum is not able to cover shipping costs of work. Details for submitting can be found at www.ormondartmuseum.org. Follow the “get involved” tab on the top right to the Call for Artist link.

Submissions are needed by mail by Nov. 27, 2019 and are nonreturnable.

Submission deadline: November 27, 2019
Location: 78 East Granada Blvd.
Ormond beach, FL 32176

For more information, please visit https://ormondartmuseum.org/get-involved/call-to-artists

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Name: Call for Art
Organization: Accessible Expressions
Description: 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.

For more information about AEO, review this year's guidelines, and download the application visit www.vsao.org/aeo

Submission deadline: November 27, 2019
Location: 77 South High Street, 2nd Floor, Columbus OH 43215
For more information, please visit http://www.vsao.org/aeo

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Name: Call for Submission to Festival Performance
Organization: 2020 OhioDance Festival and Conference
Description: Ohio-based professional and collegiate choreographers/performers are eligible to submit an application for The 2020 OhioDance Festival Performance. All applications will be adjudicated based on the documentation provided in the portfolio and the artistic quality of the work. The work must be 10 minutes or less, and the choreographer and dancers need to be 18 years of age or older by the time of performance. Only one cued piece will be accepted for adjudication. Selected applicants will have their dances professionally produced, and will work with a marketing and public relations professional to promote their work through a variety of media outlets. Email submissions preferred. Email jane@ohiodance.org. All applicants should submit a portfolio of their work by December 5, 2019.
Submission deadline: December 5, 2019
Location: Although email is preferred, applications and payment may be sent to:
Jane D'Angelo Executive Director, OhioDance 77 S. High St., 2nd Floor Columbus, OH 43215
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-OhioDance-call-for-spring-festival-performance.pdf

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Name: MY VISION OF THE FUTURE” dedicated to 30-year anniversary of NeoPopRealism
Organization: www.neopoprealism.org
Description: All artists 18+, all styles, all mediums, all political views etc are eligible. Art to be included in a book "My Vision Of The Future" printed in 2020 with all of the best images submitted to this contest, the Winners' art on the covers. DEADLINE: 12.30.19
ENTRY FEE: $23 for 1 work, $60 for 4 works.
WINNERS announced on 12.31.2019.

Submission deadline: December 31, 2019
Location: International Online
NYC, NY 10013

For more information, please visit http://neopoprealism.org/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/neopop.pdf

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Name: 2019 Call for Creative Video, Animation and Motion Graphic Design content
Organization: The Greater Columbus Convention Center
Description: The 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.
Submission deadline: December 31, 2019
Location: 400 North High Street,
Columbus, OH 43215

For more information, please visit https://filmfreeway.com/GCCC2019CallforCreativeVideoAnimationandMotionGraphicDesign
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/68213606_2019_digital_canvas_call_out.pdf

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Name: Columbus Cultural Arts Center Main Gallery Exhibitons, 2021 and beyond
Organization: Columbus Cultural Arts Center
Description: Annually we feature several types of exhibits – invitational shows, theme shows, and responses to an open-call from individuals artists, artist teams, and arts organizations. We are looking for art: that displays a unique artistic voice; is thought provoking; pushes boundaries through content or materials; stands out from the ordinary.

Deadline for proposals is May 2, 2020. Jurying will be by a panel comprising staff of the Cultural Arts Center, and outside artists/curators, resulting in notification of successful entries by June 30, 2020

Submission deadline: May 2, 2020
Location: Cultural Atrs Center
139 West Main Street
Columbus, OH 43215

For more information, please visit http://culturalartscenteronline.org/gallery_exhibit_proposal_guide
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/68213606_main_gallery_proposal_guidelines_-_2019.pdf

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Outside Grants

Name: Grants for Artists | All Media Eligible
Organization: The Hopper Prize
Description: Call for Entries! The Hopper Prize is offering 5 individual artist grants in the amount of $1,000 awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators. All media eligible.
Deadline to apply: November 12, 2019
For more information, please visit https://hopperprize.org/

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Name: Call for Artists + Photographers – $550.00 Innovate Grants
Organization: Innovate Grant
Description: Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Fall 2019. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit https://innovateartistgrants.org
Deadline to apply: November 19, 2019
For more information, please visit https://innovateartistgrants.org

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Job Opportunities

Organization: Short North Alliance
Position: Creative Services & Marketing Manager
Description: The Short North Alliance Creative Services & Marketing Manager is a key member of the Short North Alliance team, responsible for campaign development, graphic design, brand management, creative asset production, advertising, and marketing for all events, programs, projects, and services of the Short North Alliance. Interested applicants should apply through employment@shortnorth.org. The deadline is 11:29 pm on Sunday, September 29.
Date Posted: September 29, 2019
Location: 886 N. High Street, 4th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

For more information, please visit https://shortnorth.org/employment-opportunities/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/SNA_CSMManager_Job-Description_09.09.19-1.pdf

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Organization: Nia Performing Arts
Position: Grant Writer
Description: Nia Performing arts is looking for a grant writer who has been successful in writing grants for small organizations. Please see the link for more information and to apply.
Date Posted: September 3, 2019
Location: P.O. Box 939
Worthington, OH 43085

For more information, please visit https://niaperformingarts.org/

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Organization: Jazz Arts Group
Position: Office Administrator and Database Specialist
Description: The Office Administrator and Database Specialist provides support for the internal operations of Jazz Arts Group (JAG). This position manages all financial transactions, enters and maintains donor information and provides general office administration duties for the organization. Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Press Southworth, Executive Director at psouthworth@jazzartsgroup.org by Friday, September 13
Date Posted: September 3, 2019
For more information, please visit psouthworth@jazzartsgroup.org

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Organization: Bath & Body Works
Position: Freelance 2D/Print/Package Designer – 6 Month Contract – On-site in Columbus, Ohio
Description: This role is a freelance or contract opportunity for 6 months, based in the Columbus, Ohio corporate office. The Designer is responsible for designing new concepts and designs for a product category within defined theme and seasons from concept through final delivery. Presents and delivers brand-right designs that tie back to the overall concept and business strategy; encompassing style, color/print and graphic design for new/existing product lines. Researches and interprets fashion trends and consumer needs that uphold the integrity of the product lines/brand.
Date Posted: November 15, 2019
For more information, please visit https://careers.lb.com/job/9728012/freelance-designer-contract-position-6-months-on-site-in-columbus-ohio-reynoldsburg-oh/

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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

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Organization: Chamber Music Columbus
Position: Part-Time Administrative Coordinator
Description: The Administrative Coordinator reports to the President of the Board of Trustees and works closely with all board members to coordinate and execute the administrative operations of the organization. This part time position will average 10-20 hours per week. Hours outside of events are flexible and will vary over the course of the year. Some nights and weekends may be required. Hourly wage negotiable based upon applicant's skills and experience.
Date Posted: June 20, 2019
For more information, please visit apply@cmcolumbus.org

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Organization: Momentum
Position: Assistant Teaching Artist
Description: Main responsibilities include supporting professional teaching artists in the classroom by assisting in warm-ups, review of choreography, and maintaining a great classroom environment. Pay commensurate with experience. Reports to the Artistic Director.
Date Posted: June 27, 2019
For more information, please visit http://momentum-excellence.org/

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Organization: BalletMet
Position: School Programs Assistant
Description: School Programs Assistant will provide administrative support for BalletMet’s Education and Community Engagement Programs in a particular school district.
Date Posted: June 27, 2019
For more information, please visit https://www.balletmet.org/about-us/job-opportunities/

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Organization: BalletMet
Position: Dance Teacher
Description: BalletMet is seeking to increase its Education Department Faculty for a position teaching dance to elementary school students during the school year.
Eligible candidates should have experience teaching in public schools and/or private studios working with a variety of age groups. Teachers need to be organized, responsible, and energetic. Applicants should possess a desire to share the art of dance with the community. A degree in dance or a related field and /or performance experience is required. Specialization in a variety of dance styles is encouraged.

Work hours are primarily during school hours but may include some weekends or evenings. This is a part-time, non-salaried position. Teachers are considered contract labor. Reliable transportation and a background check are required.
Date Posted: June 27, 2019
For more information, please visit https://www.balletmet.org/about-us/job-opportunities/

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Organization: BalletMet
Position: Company Manager
Description: Work in close collaboration with Artistic Staff, Production Staff and Company Dancers on all aspects of the organization that relate to the Company Dancers. Create and maintain daily Company Dancer schedules. Organize accommodations and hospitality for guests related to Productions. Arrange travel and accommodations for tours as needed.
Date Posted: June 27, 2019
For more information, please visit https://www.balletmet.org/about-us/job-opportunities/

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Organization: Columbus Printed Arts Center
Position: Studio Assistant – Internship
Description: Columbus Printed Arts Center is looking for creative, highly motivated, and enthusiastic Studio Assistants to join our team this Fall. The ideal candidates believe that the arts are a vital component of a thriving community, are invested in contributing to the organization’s growth, and have 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: August 15, 2019
Location: 2000 S High Street
Columbus, OH 43207

For more information, please visit https://www.columbusprintedarts.org/fall-studio-assistants

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Organization: Stuart's Opera House
Position: Seeking Development Director
Description: Stuart’s Opera House, with an annual operating budget of $1.7M, is the cornerstone of the historic Public Square in Nelsonville. It is dedicated to its role as a regional leader in the arts community, a center for public expression, and an economic development partner for Southeast Ohio.

The Development Director is a new position created to facilitate our ability to meet our expanding fundraising needs due to the expansion of our facility, staff, and programming. This position would supervise the full-time Development Associate position.

The Development Director is responsible for overseeing and managing all development and fundraising activities at Stuart’s Opera House with an emphasis on developing and implementing a fundraising plan, supervising development staff, and securing new and significant annual gifts to grow and sustain a dynamic and successful nonprofit arts organization in Southeast Ohio.
Date Posted: August 23, 2019
Location: Nelsonville, OH
For more information, please visit https://stuartsoperahouse.org/index.php/job-opportunities/

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