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: Dance Company Auditions
Organization: Oyo Dance Company
Description: Positions available for Oyo II and Oyo Dance Company. Ages 16 and up are eligible and includes Ballet, Pointe, Modern and Solo.

Two audition dates: July 13 and July 28, 2019.
Submission deadline: July 28, 2019
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://oyodancecompany.org/auditions/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/OYO-audition-registration-2019_editable.pdf

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Name: Know Your Meme Exhibition
Organization: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Description: Know Your Meme and San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT) are pleased to present the call for art, Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena. The exhibition, which will be on view at SJMQT from October 20, 2019 - January 12, 2020, explores the concept of the meme as a poignant method to summarize, understand, and critique important societal issues and current events. In true meme fashion, the artwork selection will be driven by the power of the people and curated by the online community. All artworks must depict, relate to, or reference a meme through a textile method.
Submission deadline: July 22, 2019
Location: 520 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

For more information, please visit https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/artist-submission

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Name: Call for conference speakers and hands-on teachers
Organization: Craftin' Outlaws
Description: Midwest Craft Con is looking for experienced creative business owners to share their experiences with our attendees and creatives to teach hands-on courses.

Our audience ranges from small business owners just starting out to those who have been in business for 10 years. A successful session pitch will keep those business people in mind, and we love it when people put their own spin on the topic. Breakout sessions are 1.5 hours in length, including Q&A time. We are looking for sessions specifically targeted to makers regarding marketing, business, finances, legalities, work-life balance, ideation, creativity and other craft business issues.

Invited speakers will receive an honorarium, hotel stay and admission to our three-day conference and some additional surprises.

Also, seeking Interested teachers to teach a hands on course.
Submission deadline: July 28, 2019
Location: Dublin, OH
For more information, please visit If you’ve got an idea for a talk you’d like to give at Midwest Craft Con 2020, fill out this proposal form by July 28th! We’ll get back to everyone who submits a speaking proposal in the middle of August, and announce the 2020 speaker lineup shortly thereafter. Interested teachers should apply here, if you’d like to teach a hands on course.

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Name: Dance Company auditons
Organization: OYO Dance Company/OYO II
Description: Auditions: July 14 and July 29
16 and up
Male and female
Please bring headshot, resume

Submission deadline: July 29, 2019
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://oyodancecompany.org/2017-2018-auditions/

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Name: High Sites Artist in Residency Program
Organization: Short North Alliance
Description: The Artist in Residency Program will provide local aspiring and professional artists with direct hands-on instruction from teaching mural artists. The residency design will enable attendees to explore the consecutive steps of mural design from start to finish. Artists will learn how to compose a design with respect to a wall’s environment and how to complete different mural compositions that best reflects artistic and communal expression. Attendees will then learn the techniques on how to effectively employ the practice of professional mural design by creating their own mural.
Submission deadline: July 31, 2019
Location: 886 N High St, 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

For more information, please visit https://shortnorth.org/airprogram/

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Name: Wooster Arts & Music Fest
Organization: Wayne Center for the Arts
Description: The 2019 Wooster Arts & Music Fest, a growing juried fine arts festival in historic downtown Wooster, is currently accepting applications from artists interested in participating in this year’s festival. The Wooster Arts & Music Fest will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the square in Wooster.
Submission deadline: August 1, 2019
Location: Downtown Wooster
237 S. Walnut Street (for Arts Center, downtown is nearby)
Wooster, OH 44691

For more information, please visit https://wayneartscenter.org/visit/wooster-arts-music-fest.html

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Name: Application is open for holiday craft fair
Organization: Craftin' Outlaws
Description: Applications are now open for the holiday fair on Sunday December 8th at The Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio. Accepting artists, crafters and designers of hand crafted, fine detailed items. Non-refundable $15 application fee. If acceptable, booth fee is $195.

Submission deadline: August 15, 2019
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfP_SwcgYvC635zrjAuiFMJsZd7QsdGLLGvQnVzAzv1gxmIVQ/viewform

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Name: GROUP SHOW AT MILOARTS
Organization: MiloArts
Description: We are accepting submissions for a Halloween themed art Sale - exhibit at the MiloArts facility scheduled for September 20th. This event will be featuring the Amazing Giants along with selected artists. Selected artists will be given a space to sell their artwork. The focus of this event is to sell art.
What we allow: Any size and mediums of 2D and 3D: Dark art, Goth art, Macabre, Surreal art.
Curators: Pedro Rivera, Galya Kerns, Steve Kerns

Submission deadline: August 20, 2019
Location: 617 East Third Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201

For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Miloarts-call-.pdf

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Name: Vintage Trailer & Art in the Park Community Event
Organization: City of Groveport/ Community Affairs Department
Description: An unique outdoor art experience. Meet local artist (art will be on sale) be a part of our community art project, children's art stations, vintage trailers, food and music. Bringing a community together, celebrating art and music. Application has been attached. For more information please call 614.836.3333 or email cduckworth@groveport.org
Submission deadline: August 23, 2019
Location: Groveport Heritage Park
551 Wirt Road
Groveport , OH 43125

For more information, please visit www.groveport.org
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/68213606_art_in_the_park_application_2019.pdf

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Name: Exhibition proposals call for artists 2020
Organization: Ohio University Lancaster
Description: Call for proposals for exhibition in the newly Located and Renovated Raymond Wilkes Art Gallery at Ohio University Lancaster Campus

This is an open call for groups and individuals to submit exhibition proposals for 2020. We have 4 exhibitions a year. Deadline for proposals is September 1, 2019. Selections will be made by September 15, please include your proposed exhibition title, examples of work, artist statements for individual artists, and websites. Work must be for sale, and a 30% commission of sales goes to the gallery. An artist talk with a stipend is also possible.

For more info, contact clifforr@ohio.edu


Submission deadline: September 1, 2019
Location: 1570 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43110

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Name: Day of the Dead Art Contest
Organization: Latino Arts for Humanity
Description: Open call for artists of all career levels with art related to the day of the dead tradition. The disciplines of print, photography, painting, drawing, and mixed media art are accepted. All work must be wired and ready to hang with artists info on back of work. DOD event organizers will be available during the event to take the payment for any sales. To submit send a picture including the title and dimensions of the piece with your name and contact information to diademuertoscolumbus@gmail.com
Submission deadline: September 1, 2019
Location: Greenlawn Cemetery Mausoleum
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/diademuertos2019.jpg

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Name: Music and Art Poster Series
Organization: Akron Symphony Orchestra
Description: The Akron Symphony Orchestra is seeking artists for a Music and Art Poster Series for the 2019-20 season. Interested artists are asked to submit a poster design that represents their own interpretation of a selected concert based on the music and/or composer. Up to four artists will be selected for each concert and will receive two free tickets for the performance, have the opportunity to display and sell their artwork the night of the concert at E.J. Thomas Hall, and will have their poster featured on the Symphony’s social media channels. Submission deadline is Sept. 1.
Submission deadline: September 1, 2019
Location: EJ Thomas Hall
198 Hill Street
Akron, OH 44325

For more information, please visit https://akronsymphony.org/music-art/

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: George Bellows Grant Program
Organization: Franklinton Arts Project
Description: The Franklinton Arts District (FAD) George Bellows Grant Program provides funding in support of individual artists, artistic collaborations, and community-based organizations investing in the fundamental value of arts and culture in the Franklinton community. Activities eligible for grant consideration include public art projects, community engagement activities through the arts, and arts educational programs. A complete application, including projected budget and timeline, are required to be considered by the grant evaluation committee.
Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on August 2, 2019.
FAD will consider requests of up to $2,000 per grant.
Deadline to apply: August 2, 2019
Location: Applications must be emailed to bellows@franklintonartsdistrict.com or mailed via USPS to the Franklinton Arts District at P.O. Box 23137, Columbus, OH 43223.
For more information, please visit http://www.franklintonartsdistrict.com/2019-application.html

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Name: Individual Excellence Awards | Recognizing Individual Artistic Achievement
Organization: Ohio Arts Council (OAC)
Description: The Individual Excellence Awards program recognizes outstanding accomplishments by artists in a variety of disciplines. Awards give artists the resources to experiment and explore their art forms, develop skills and advance their careers, and receive affirmation and acknowledgment for outstanding work. Competitive applications focused on the merit of past artistic work, combined with an open panel review conducted by nationally recognized professionals, ensure that only the most exceptional individuals receive funding.

GRANT AWARDS: Individual Excellence Awards are $5,000.

In odd-numbered calendar years (e.g., 2019, 2021), applications are accepted in choreography; criticism; fiction/non-fiction; music composition; playwriting/screenplays; and poetry.


Deadline to apply: September 1, 2019
For more information, please visit https://oac.ohio.gov/grants#4436-individual-artists

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Job Opportunities

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: VIVO Music Festival
Position: Front of House Staff
Description: We are looking for a team of Front of House Staff that shares our vision and excitement for the festival into our 5th season!

The front of house team runs and assists the festival producing team in all things front of house to greet and welcome guests to events/concerts, provide directions to and receive donations, and to operate ticketing check-ins. The staff will be a part of a team to provide the warm and friendly welcome nature that is VIVO Music Festival and be a crucial member of the festival in embodying the organizations’ beliefs.

Visit our website for more info.

Date Posted: June 1, 2019
For more information, please visit http://www.vivofestival.org/2019-jobs/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/68213606_2019_front_of_house_staff.pdf

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Organization: VIVO Music Festival
Position: Social Media Manager
Description: We are looking for a social media rockstar to share our ambitions and excitement for our 5th season as a festival!

This role will work closely with festival founders to plan and execute all social media marketing for the festival including on-site event/concert live coverage and social media management. This role will act on behalf of the organization in its voice and core beliefs to inform, encourage, and excite the public about VIVO Music Festival and increase attendance and engagements.

Visit our website for more information.

Date Posted: June 1, 2019
For more information, please visit http://www.vivofestival.org/2019-jobs/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/68213606_2019_social_media_manager.pdf

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Organization: VIVO Music Festival
Position: Festival Coordinator
Description: We are looking for an energetic and hands-on Festival Coordinator to join our team in our 5th season!

This role will work closely with festival founders and festival Producer to assist with the planning, organization, and execution of all festival needs. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has worked in theater or concert environments looking to gain hands-on experience.

Visit our website for more details.

Date Posted: June 1, 2019
For more information, please visit http://www.vivofestival.org/2019-jobs/

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Organization: Columbus Printed Arts Center
Position: 2019 Print Fellowship
Description: Columbus Printed Arts Center is thrilled to announce the Print Fellowship Program; a competitive professional program for active artists to gain unlimited access to studio resources, grow their portfolio and professional networks, and make a meaningful contribution to the community.
Date Posted: June 1, 2019
Location: 2000 S High Street
Columbus, OH 43207

For more information, please visit https://www.columbusprintedarts.org/print-fellowship-program

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Organization: Momentum
Position: Momentum Programs Coordinator
Description: Momentum seeks a part-time Programs Coordinator to manage the scheduling and administrative aspects of Momentum’s school-based programs: 30-Week Program, Residencies, and Early Learners Program. Position reports directly to Momentum’s Artistic Director. Flexible schedule: 15-20 hours per week. To Apply Please send your professional resume and list of three references to ​janine@momentum-excellence.org​. We will begin reviewing applications immediately on a rolling basis.
Date Posted: June 20, 2019
Location: 500 South Front Street, Suite 965, Columbus, Ohio 43215
For more information, please visit momentum-excellence.org
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Momentum_Programs_Coordinator_Posting.pdf

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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: VIVO Music Festival
Position: Producer / Production Manager
Description: We are looking for a strategic and hands-on Producer / Production manager to join our team for our 5th season!

This role will work closely with founds to plan and execute all festival needs from venue coordination/management, musician logistics coordination with musician manager, vendor coordination/management, transportation of musician equipment, managing festival staff for event setup and breakdown, ensuring of quality and maintenance of equipment, and other production related tasks such as vendor item pickups and returns.

Visit our website for more information.

Date Posted: July 1, 2019
For more information, please visit http://www.vivofestival.org/2019-jobs/
For more information, please view https://www.gcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/68213606_2019_producer_-_production_manager_job.pdf

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Organization: VIVO Music Festival
Position: Festival Team (multiple positions)
Description: We are looking to assemble a fun team to help our festival in our 5th season!

Roles we're looking to fill:
- Producer / Production Manager
- Festival Coordinator
- Social Media Manager
- Front of House staff

For more information, please visit vivofestival.org/2019-jobs

Date Posted: July 1, 2019
For more information, please visit http://www.vivofestival.org/2019-jobs/

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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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