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: COSI presents Fantastic Flyers, A Community Art Exhibition Inspired by AMNH’s Pterosaurs
Organization: COSI Center of Science and Industry
Description: Imagine a creature, the size of a giraffe, having the wingspan and ability to take flight. Can you picture it? What if such a creature existed? Neither bat nor bird, pterosaurs were the first and largest vertebrae ever to successfully take flight due to their elongated fourth finger and hollow bones.

What do you think a pterosaur would look like today? Your task is to imagine, create, and illustrate your own interpretation of a flying creature.

Submit your art for chance to be featured at COSI, #1 Science Museum in the nation by USA TODAY 10Best Reader’s Choice 3 years in a row!

Submission deadline: October 1, 2022
Location: COSI Center of Science and Industry
333 W Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

For more information, please visit https://cosi.org/art-contest-fantastic-flyers
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/68213606_fantastic_flyers-flyer_8.5x11.pdf

Tags: Expiring Soon, Local

Name: 2023 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity
Organization: Embracing Our Differences
Description: Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists reflecting the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit will be on display January 18 through May 29, 2023 in three locations through Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida. Cash prizes totaling $6,000 will be awarded.
Submission deadline: October 5, 2022
Location: 5 Bayfront Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236

For more information, please visit https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art-2023-exhibit/

Tags: Expiring Soon, National

Organization: PRISMA ART PRIZE
Description: Prisma Art Prize is 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.

The selected artists will have the opportunity to be exhibited in Rome, to be published in our print catalog and on our online gallery, to win cash and service prizes and to be interviewed by our media partner.

Submission link https://www.prismaartprize.com/submit

Submission deadline: October 10, 2022
Location: Palazzo Brancaccio, Via Merulana, 248, 00184 Roma RM
Rome 00184

For more information, please visit http://www.prismaartprize.com/

Tags: New, Local

Name: Open Call – One Shot Award, BBA Photography Prize 2022.
Organization: BBA Gallery
Description: Submit 1 image to be eligible for the 50 photographers selected by BBA to exhibit at Kühlhaus,Berlin on a large digital display in October/November 2022. Taking place within Berlin’s cultural art scene, the One Shot Award at the BBA Photography Prize exhibition is a great opportunity to show your work.

The One Shot Award winner will receive a 500€ cash prize and international exposure.

The BBA Photography Prize awards international photographers irrespective of their background.

Submission deadline: October 11, 2022
Location: BBA Gallery, Köpenicker Str. 96, 10179 Berlin
Berlin 10179

For more information, please visit https://bba-gallery.com/one-shot-award-2022
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/68213606_postardoneshota4.pdf

Tags: New, International

Name: Columbus Arts Festival – Visual Artist Informational Meeting (FREE)
Organization: Columbus Arts Festival
Description: Have you ever been to the Columbus Arts Festival? Are you interested in exhibiting your artwork, but need more information on what is involved?

Join us at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Linden Branch to find out more about the process from Arts Festival staff over lunch. We will be giving a short overview of the application and exhibiting processes, and will be ready to answer any questions you might have. The Arts Festival staff will also give insight on what it takes to submit a strong application, and will explain the benefits of the Emerging Festival Artist Program. Lunch will be provided.

Submission deadline: October 13, 2022
Location: 2223 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1131684250775359

Tags: New, Local

Name: Call for Craft & Art: Materials Hard + Soft
Organization: Greater Denton Arts Council
Description: The Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 36th Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition. Materials Hard + Soft began in 1987 & was initiated by artist Georgia Gough. The exhibition celebrates contemporary craft & the innovation of craft artists. The exhibit will run 2/3 – 5/6, 2023. Works produced by local, national, & international artists media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of media, are acceptable. All work must be made between 2020-2022. Entry fee: $35. Entry fee scholarships are available.
Submission deadline: October 14, 2022
For more information, please visit dentonarts.com/mhscall2023

Tags: National

Name: Storm Drain ART CONTEST!
Organization: FLOW (Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed)
Description: FLOW is excited to use public art as a tool for storm drain education. They hope to connect the local businesses, residents and general public to more education on storm drains. We want the art to help explain that what goes down the storm drains exits directly into the Olentangy River.
Submission deadline: October 14, 2022
For more information, please visit https://www.olentangywatershed.org/?p=8456

Tags: Local

Name: Call for Art_MOOD
Organization: Art Fluent
Description: Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, MOOD.
The power of art is healing. This theory rests upon the fact that art connects with emotion. It's an energy. The mood in a piece can connect the viewer in a deeply profound way. An atmosphere has the ability to deliver a certain mental state- sadness, boredom, happiness, fear, surprise, anger, pride, desire, anxiety...and so on. What emotional value does your work convey? Show us MOOD from your perspective.
Submission deadline: October 14, 2022
Location: 1 Washington Mall #1218
Boston, MA 02108

For more information, please visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10606

Tags: New, National

Name: London Contemporary 2022 – 4th Edition
Organization: ITSLIQUID Group
Description: LONDON CONTEMPORARY is an international art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The 4th edition will represent a forum for the direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance.
Submission deadline: October 20, 2022
Location: THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
46-48 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ, UK
London, UK

For more information, please visit https://www.itsliquid.com/call-london-art-fair-4th.html

Tags: New, International

Name: Fall Unified Auditions
Organization: Theatre Roundtable
Description: It's time to sign-up for the Theatre Roundtable Fall Unified Auditions. It will be held at the Abbey Theater from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Click on the link to begin the audition process.
Submission deadline: October 23, 2022
For more information, please visit https://theatre-roundtable.org/unified-auditions-2/

Tags: New, Local

Name: A Very Vestige Christmas
Organization: Vestige Concept Gallery
Description: It's that time of year! The holidays are coming and Vestige Concept Gallery loves to celebrate with style, beauty, and ART. Starting Mid-November, this Mixed Exhibition is open to all artists and any genre, and has no specific theme. Works should somehow convey a "sense of season" relating to their appeal and sale-ability and we are looking for the latest and best pieces. Lively, bright, bold, pop, metallic, abstracts, peace & love- these are some things that come to mind. The show is open to decor and sculptural items, in addition to gallery-level 2D pieces. Visit link for full details!
Submission deadline: November 6, 2022
Location: 5417 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

For more information, please visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10843

Tags: New, National

Name: Wild Art Columbus
Organization: Wild Goose Creative
Description: Wild Art Columbus call for entries are now open for Fall/Winter 2022! Wild Art Columbus is the only event in Columbus that provides a consistent and accessible platform for art collecting. On December 2nd and 3rd Wild Goose Creative will be selling pieces starting at just $100.

WAC is the only event in Columbus that provides a consistent and accessible platform for art collecting. 50% of the sale will be paid to the artist and the other 50% going to support WGC.
Submission deadline: November 14, 2022
Location: Wild Goose Creative
188 McDowell St
Columbus, OH 43215
For more information, please visit https://form.jotform.com/220584824457159

Tags: New, Local

Name: 2023 SPE Media Festival
Organization: Society for Photographic Education
Description: The SPE Media Festival is seeking innovative short documentaries, animation, and fiction films by, for and about women, BIPOC, and members of the LGBTQIA communities. The 2023 Media Fest will be held March 17 - 18, 2023 at Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado.

We invite artists to submit films and videos under 30 minutes that embrace the diversity of the moving-image medium through immersive visual storytelling, interdisciplinary research, intersectional thinking, and experimental practice.

Submission deadline: November 15, 2022
For more information, please visit https://filmfreeway.com/SPEFilmFestival-2023

Tags: New, National

Name: Call for Art-Seeing RED
Organization: Art Fluent
Description: Behold the power of red. After black and white, red is the first color that humans perceive. It’s the color babies see before any other and the first that those suffering from a brain injury start seeing again. One of the boldest colors in the spectrum, red stands out in artwork and grabs our attention more than any other color can.
Red, the color of our blood, vitality, and life force, it vastly communicates love, lust, heat, anger, majesty, passion, and power. And all at the same time warning us of danger, fear, rage, and aggression. All those red flags. Red has so much to say!

Submission deadline: November 18, 2022
Location: 1 Washington Mall #1218
Boston, MA 02108

For more information, please visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10717

Tags: National

Organization: Art Fluent
Description: Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, WANDERLUST.

Traveling is a powerful way to open the heart, cleanse the mind and heal the soul. Art helps us to capture the culture and spirit we discover through these journeys and uncover the rich stories of lands far away from our own. It’s all about opening our eyes to the world and seeing each other in different ways. Wanderlust is calling. Let’s explore the unfamiliar. Show us WANDERLUST from your perspective.

Submission deadline: December 30, 2022
Location: 1 Washington Mall
Boston, MA 02108

For more information, please visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10831

Tags: New, National

Name: PoArtMo Anthology: Volume 3
Organization: Auroras & Blossoms
Description: The PoArtMo Anthology is a yearly publication that gives a voice to people whose stories and/or art seek to nurture hope and optimism.

Submission deadline: December 31, 2022.

Ages: 17 and over.

Language: English only.

Topic / Theme: Positivity / Upliftment.

Who can submit: Entrepreneurs, business owners, writers, artists, activists, philanthropists, and anyone else in between.

What we accept: Short stories, flash fiction, essays, drawings, paintings, photography, and digital art. No poetry, please.

Fee: $12 for up to three (3) pieces.

Submission deadline: December 31, 2022
For more information, please visit https://abpositiveart.com/poartmo-anthology/

Tags: New, International

Outside Grants

Name: 614 Beautiful
Organization: The City of Columbus and Community Leader
Description: The pilot program called, 614 Beautiful, aims to beautify and unify Columbus neighborhoods through place-based, public-facing improvements, achievable with $10,000 for project support.
Deadline to apply: November 4, 2022
For more information, please visit https://www.614beautiful.org/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Tags: New, Local

Name: The Hopper Prize | $3,500 & $1,000 Artist Grants
Organization: The Hopper Prize
Description: The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Fall 2022 artist grants. We are offering 2 grants of $3,500 and 4 grants of $1,000 ($11,000 USD total prize money). All media eligible. Jurors: Simone Krug, Curator, Aspen Art Museum and Rachel Reese Waldrop, Director & Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Chattanooga. 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Additional exposure is available via our online Journal and Instagram feed reaching 67k.
Deadline to apply: November 15, 2022
For more information, please visit https://hopperprize.org/

Tags: New, National

Job Opportunities

Organization: Benefactor Group
Position: Service Leader: General Development
Description: Benefactor Group is looking for an experienced, dynamic fundraising leader to drive the vision and growth for our General Development Service line. You will have the opportunity to work with amazing clients who are changing the world as well as work with some of the smartest, most collegial, dynamic, and fun people in the business.

Date Posted: August 24, 2022
Location: 450 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215
1-614-437-3000 • 1-877-437-3711
For more information, please visit https://benefactorgroup.com/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Benefactor-Group-Job-Profile-Service-Leader-General-Development.pdf

Tags: New, Local

Organization: The Avalon Theatre
Position: Executive Director
Description: Fulltime Position
The Avalon Theatre - Marysville, OH
We are looking for an Executive Director at the gorgeously renovated Avalon Theatre located in the heart of Uptown Marysville.
The candidate should be a dynamic person with excellent organizational skills & someone who can multitask between fundraising, budgeting, programming, & community relations. We are looking for a leader who is passionate about bringing quality arts groups to the community while at the same time supporting & highlighting the fantastic existing local arts groups.

Date Posted: October 1, 2022
Location: 121 S. Main Street
Marysville, OH 43040

For more information, please visit https://www.theavalontheatre.org/services-4
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/68213606__ed_full_description.pdf

Tags: New, State

Organization: Greater Columbus Arts Council
Position: Grants & Services Manager
Description: Under the supervision of the Grants & Services Director, the Manager will oversee grant, residency, and fellowship programs; coordinate community outreach; and lead the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts for the Grants & Services Department of GCAC. This highly visible position will actively work in the greater Columbus community. However, like all Grants & Services team roles, this position is approximately 80% computer and phone work managing a large number of constituent emails and calls, especially during application cycles. This work requires a high level of responsiveness, flexibility, humility and a passion to serve others.
Date Posted: September 15, 2022
Location: 182 E. Long St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
For more information, please visit https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Grants-Manager-Posting-1.pdf

Tags: New, Local