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.


Name: Operation Monarch: Addressing Substance Abuse, Recovery, and the Role of Art
Organization: Columbus Cultural Arts Center
Description: In the Spring of 2019, the Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC) will host a major
exhibition focused on the substance abuse crisis now gripping Ohio (and much of the
nation). The goals for this exhibition, Operation Monarch: Addressing Substance
Abuse, Recovery, and the Role of Art, are several-fold:
• -To educate and challenge the Greater Columbus community about their
perceptions of Substance Use Disorders and those who have endured its deadly
grasp; and
• -To show that recovery is possible and how art can have an important role in the
Submission deadline: February 13, 2019
Location: 139 West Main Street
Columbus , OH 43215
For more information, please visit https://www.culturalartscenteronline.org/operation_monarch
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/68213606_operation_monarch_-_call_for_art.pdf

Tags: Local, State

Name: Leather and Lace Women of Rock Shadowbox Live World Premier Gallery Art Call To Artists
Organization: Shadowbox Live
Description: This is a CALL TO ARTISTS interested in painting / photography/ multimedia art focused on the WOMEN OF ROCK for the Shadowbox Live Galleries during that Feb 21st thru May 19th. Amy Lay /Art Director /amylay@shadowboxlive.org

Large Pieces Welcome! We have amazing brick walls and TONS of space;)
Shadowbox Live Galleries will be able to sell your work to the loving fans who come to the Shadowbox Live Show : Leather and Lace of the amazing artists included in the show:
Heart/ Joan Jett /Stevie Nicks/ Janis Joplin/ Pat Benatar/ Tina Turner etc..

Submission deadline: February 15, 2019
Location: 503 South Front St.
Suite 260
Columbus , OH 43215
For more information, please visit http://www.shadowboxlive.org/shows/leather-and-lace

Tags: Local

Name: Brickscape Artist Residency 2019 Call for Proposals
Organization: Brickscape Artist Residency & Exhibition
Description: Brickscape is an artist residency and exhibition that celebrates the history & culture of Charleston, WV by inviting local and national artists to create immersive installation art in underutilized historical spaces. Residency takes place from May 5th to June 15th.
Submission deadline: February 15, 2019
For more information, please visit https://www.bricksape.org

Tags: National

Name: Juried Spring Exhibition
Organization: OAL (Ohio Art League)
Description: Since 1910, OAL's annual juried exhibitions have been the backbone of the organization's artistic programming, showcasing contemporary work by Ohio artists.

The Spring 2019 exhibition will be held at the Denison Art Space, 23 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio. The space is a gateway to the arts, connecting the surrounding communities by providing a collaborative environment centered on culture, arts, and creative expression.
For each exhibition a juror of esteem is invited to recognize work of high artistic merit. Tyler Cann, Associate Director of the Contemporary Collection at the Columbus
Submission deadline: February 21, 2019
Location: Denison Art Space
23 West Church Street
Newark, OH 43055
For more information, please visit https://form.jotform.com/90137794459166

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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

Tags: New, Local

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

There are no opportunities available at this time. Check back soon!

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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Organization: Ohio Designer Craftsmen and the Ohio Craft Museum
Position: Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant Wanted for Arts Nonprofit
Description: Ohio Designer Craftsmen is seeking an experienced part-time administrative assistant to help
with bookkeeping, office organization and general administrative tasks. Become a team
player in a small arts-based non-profit, and share your passion for serving artists and the arts
Date Posted: January 8, 2019
Location: 1665 W. 5th Ave, Columbus, 43212
For more information, please visit www.ohiocraft.org
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ODCJobPosting.pdf

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