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: Temporary Art Installation at Riverside Adventure Park
Organization: Riverside Adventure Park
Description: Indy Parks and Recreation is transforming the former Riverside Golf Course into an adventure park. This is a 200-acre section of the Riverside Regional Park. See map for boundaries. This project will be an opportunity to transform this area from a single use into a park that serves a larger community with a wide variety of activities and uses. The purpose of the temporary art installations is to demonstrate the potential of art on the site to the community during the conceptual design phase of the parks redesign process.
Submission deadline: August 6, 2020
Location: 3702 N White River Pkwy W Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46208

For more information, please visit http://adventureriverside.com/

Tags: New, Local, State, National

Name: Virtual Scrawl 2020
Organization: Franklinton Arts District
Description: The Franklinton Arts District (FAD) is excited to announce that, in order to keep our artists, vendors, and spectators safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Urban Scrawl festival will take place online as "Virtual Scrawl" from Noon to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 29!

“Virtual Scrawl” will feature at least 25 artists creating mini-murals from inside their homes or studios. These small-format panels – 1x1’, 1x2’, and 2x2’ – are exactly one-quarter of our standard Urban Scrawl panel size.

Submission deadline: August 8, 2020
Location: Online/Virtual
Columbus, Ohio
For more information, please visit https://form.jotform.com/201985249684166

Tags: New, Local

Name: How to attract new clients to your freelance business
Organization: Wild Goose Creative
Description: In this month’s workshop – How to attract new clients to your freelance business – Jay will be proving tips on how to identify your customers and transform them into advocates and repeat paying customers.
Submission deadline: August 10, 2020
Location: Online Event
For more information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-attract-new-clients-to-your-freelance-business-tickets-115378016754

Tags: New, Local, State, National

Name: Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design
Organization: The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation
Description: The 2020 Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design will recognize an artist with a track record of exemplary work created or produced with intention to advance community, civic, or social good by implementing art-based processes and/or projects that lead to positive change in the built environment of a local community. This includes increasing awareness of issues, promoting dialogue, shifting attitudes, promoting healing, motivating action, or improving conditions of equity, access, and inclusion.
Submission deadline: August 14, 2020
For more information, please visit https://americansforthearts.submittable.com/submit/168037/2020-jorge-and-darlene-perez-prize-in-public-art-civic-design

Tags: National

Name: Focal Point
Organization: Foundry Art Centre
Description: The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for “Focal Point,” a juried exhibition focusing on how photography can be pushed to its fullest potential. Submitted works do not have to be purely photography but can be mixed media; a photographic element must be present for the work to be considered.
Submission deadline: August 14, 2020
Location: 520 N Main Center
Saint Charles, MO 63301
For more information, please visit https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.formstack.com/uploads/3174588/68213606/640552690/68213606_focal_point_full_call_for_entry_form_1.pdf

Tags: New, National

Name: Roy G Biv Call for Entries
Organization: ROY G BIV Call for 2021 Exhibition Season Entries
Description: Jurors AJ Vanderelli of the Vanderelli Room; Artist Melissa Vogley Woods; Artist April Sunami; Art Administrator Ken Emerick; and Artist Cameron Granger will select the exhibiting artists. Each selected artist will be featured as a “ROY Presents” artist in the gallery for one month where they can explore their work more fully. Group show proposals will also be considered. Jurors are given the freedom to curate exhibitions combining the work of one or more artists. ROY will promote “ROY Presents” artists through various social media platforms as well as with media/press.
Submission deadline: August 15, 2020
Location: 435 W Rich St, Columbus, OH 43215
For more information, please visit info@roygbivgallery.org.

Tags: New, Local

Name: Art Contest & Auction for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio
Organization: Buddy Walk Team Sloop Johnnie B - Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio
Description: Local artists of all ages and abilities are invited to submit original work using the medium of their choice for an online art contest & auction benefiting the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio. Judges will award cash prizes to the first place winner and two runners-up. With bids starting at $21, art enthusiasts may purchase submissions through the @sloopjohnnieb Instagram account August 22-23, 2020. 100% of the auction proceeds will be donated to DSACO.
Submission deadline: August 15, 2020
Location: This is a virtual event
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/3638015749561015/

Tags: New, Local, State

Name: International Call for Submissions – Auroras & Blossoms PoArtMo Anthology
Organization: Auroras & Blossoms
Description: PoArtMo stands for Positive Art Month and Positive Art Moves.

Auroras & Blossoms created PoArtMo as an invitation to artists in every discipline to create positive art every June (Positive Art Month) and throughout the year (Positive Art Moves).

We invite you to submit your best inspirational work created in 2020 for potential inclusion in a digital anthology that will be published later this year.

You can submit inspirational poetry, short stories, flash fiction, drawings/paintings and photos.

Free entry for single poems, short stories, flash fiction and visual art/photos.
Submission deadline: August 23, 2020
Location: International - Online
For more information, please visit https://abpoetryjournal.com/poartmo-anthology/

Tags: New, International

Name: Our Fragile World – Call for Artists
Organization: Studios on High Gallery
Description: Studios on High Gallery presents Hit the Hop, our annual, open call, juried exhibition. The goal of this show is to exhibit defining artwork created in response to the fragility of our modern world with themes inclusive of social justice, the environment and global health. This exhibition will invite viewers to contemplate our times, our challenges and our hopes through the keen, observing eye of the artist. Accepted artists will be featured in a month-long show and virtual hop.

First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $100

Show dates: October 3 - November 5

Submission deadline: September 5, 2020
Location: 686 N.High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
For more information, please visit https://www.studiosonhigh.com

Tags: New, Local

Organization: Imagine Museum
Description: Imagine Museum is seeking artists who work with glass to submit entries to our 2nd Call to Artists exhibition entitled OP ART/GLASS. We are seeking submissions that demonstrate optical illusions or effect through glass sculpture.

The juried OP ART/GLASS exhibit will showcase works of art, fabricated in glass, that explore optical effects through technique, movement, flashing or vibrating design, optical configurations or repeated patterns.

Submissions begin September 7, 2020. For more information contact Brianna Sharpe, Registrar at bsharpe@imaginemuseum.com
Submission deadline: October 11, 2020
Location: 1901 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
For more information, please visit https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.formstack.com/uploads/3174588/68213606/640632323/68213606_op_art_glass_call-to-artist.pdf

Tags: New, National

Name: RedArtBox Rooftop Gallery Los Angeles
Organization: RedArtBox Design and Publishing LLC
Description: FREE Artist Submission: RedArtBox galleries make art accessible to everyone no matter where in the world they are located. Visitors can walk through the virtual gallery and experience the art in scale within a three-dimensional space. Our exhibitions allow artists to show their work to a broader audience and viewers to enjoy their talents. RedArtBox also publishes exhibition books of exhibits and artists. We are an artist community for sharing, learning, and connecting.
Submission deadline: November 1, 2020
Location: 69 Railroad Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
For more information, please visit https://www.redartbox.com

Tags: National

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