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Sugarloaf Craft Festivals - Fall Shows 2009
http://www.sugarloafcrafts.com

Mid-Atlantic. Deadline: January 9, 2009. Jury Fee: $45.00. Find the customers you need in Fall 2009 at Sugarloaf’s established shows in eight great markets proven to deliver sales year after year, including a return to Philadelphia! Apply to as many Fall 2009 Sugarloaf shows as you’d like for only one jury fee! Don’t miss your chance to become part of these shows – jurying begins January 9, 2009. Wilmington, DE, 2nd year, September 25-27, 2009; Timonium, MD (Baltimore, MD area), 33rd year, October 2-4, 2009; Gaithersburg, MD (Suburban MD area), 9th year, October 9-11, 2009; Somerset, NJ (Central NJ area), 15th year, October 30-November 1, 2009; NEW! Oaks, PA (Philadelphia area), 1st year, November 6-8, 2009; Hartford, CT (State Capital), 6th year, November 13-15, 2009; Gaithersburg, MD (Suburban MD area), 34th year, November 20-22, 2009; Atlanta, GA, 2nd year, December 4-6, 2009; and Chantilly, VA (Northern VA area), 4th year, December 11-13, 2009.


NEXT: A Leading Edge Contemporary Art + Design Exhibition
http://www.becagallery.typepad.com/my_weblog/artist-submission-opptys....

call for submissions of the world's leading edge contemporary art + design that happens to be fully functional. We're seeking what's new + what's next in the categories of one-of-a-kind and limited edition highly innovative furniture and related accessories, lighting, haute couture and related accessories, body adornments and other functional presentations. (Think new ideas + applications, cutting-edge materials, unconventional use of existing materials, etc.) The works selected will be featured in the gallery group exhibition, 'NEXT' presented by BECA gallery in New Orleans, LA with possible future national and international travel exhibition opportunities. Works submitted must be priced within the range of $1,000 - $25,000 USD. This exhibition will open February 5, 2009 and run through February 28, 2009. Email and physical CD submissions will be accepted according to the guidelines listed through December 26, 2008.


Artefact, opportuity for exhibiting work at FACT
http://www.artefact@fact.co.uk.

Description: Artefact is an opportunity for North West, designers and illustrators to exhibit their work at FACT. Selected artists will display their work in a solo showcase in the Bar area at FACT for a 3 month period. The Bar is a prominent location in the building and the work will be seen by a huge number of visitors. Artefact will run alongside exhibitions by internationally renowned artists taking place in the FACT Galleries. Work can be in any 2D medium and should have employed the use of technology at some stage during its production. The work must have been made within the last 3 years, and the artist should currently be based in the North West of England. There is no size limit on individual works, but please be aware that the wall space is 5.4m wide x 2.3m high. Selected work will need to be submitted ready to hang with all appropriate fixings. For information on how to make a submission please contact Tomas Harold at mailto:artefact@fact.co.uk. Tomas Harold Artefact Administrator FACT, (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) 88 Wood Street Liverpool, L1 4DQ t: + 44 (0)151 707 4418 f: + 44 (0)151 707 4445


Studio for rent - Blott Artist studios
http://www.enq@blott.co.uk

Description: Secure, lockable heated artist’s studio with sink unit, shelf, cupboards and daylight lighting. £32.50 per week, (£141 per calander month) all inclusive. This includes the membership fee to the blott Artist Group for the right applicant. 24 hours, 7 days a week access. Studio located above the Blott Artist Studios gallery. 53 King Street, Blackpool. FY1 3EJ. Tel: 01253620000 or e mail enq@blott.co.uk


Gallery Avalable for Hire
http://www.blott.co.uk

23 Dec 2009 Description: Gallery space for hire For independent artists, group exhibitions, meetings etc, there is an opportunity to hire the ground floor gallery at Blott Artist studios in Blackpool, Lancs. Dates to be agreed. Main gallery hire £275 per week. For further information please contact enq@blott.co.uk Contact Name: Dominic Turner (technical manager) Address: 53 King Streer Blackpool FY1 3EJ email: enq@blott.co.uk Website: http://blott.co.uk


Bursary: Art as Environment, The Feiweles Trust
http://www.ysp.co.uk/

Offers a BURSARY IN ART AS ENVIRONMENT Art as Environment: 2D into 3D An artist at the beginning of their career to work with schools and the community to investigate, interpret and produce artwork which embraces 2D design and painting as well as 3D forms using both urban and rural landscape environments as inspiration. To work with schools and the community for approximately 100 days – 80 days contact time with students and 20 days preliminary planning undertaken before the bursary begins. It is expected that the appointed artist will use this bursary experience also to develop their own artistic practice. Fee: in the region of £10,000 For further details please email info@ysp.co.uk or send a SAE to: The Feiweles Trust Yorkshire Sculpture Park Bretton Hall West Bretton Wakefield WF4 4LG Closing date for applications Friday 16th January 2009 Short-listing Interviews Wednesday 28th January 2009 Interviews will be held on Wednesday 18th March 2009 Bursary to start September 2009 The Feiweles Trust, established in 1989, supports artists at the beginning of their careers working in schools and the community. Visit www.ysp.co.uk education pages for more information on the Feiweles Trust.


Life Drawing at Galloway Hall, Preston
http://www.lifeart.co.uk/

Description: Just a reminder that The Preston Life Drawing Group are still meeting up in the rear room of the Galloway Hall every Wednesday 7-9pm. We are a friendly bunch of artists with varying abilities but equally serious in our work. The workshop was created to give amateurs and professionals a weekly opportunity to develop or maintain their figure drawing skills. The evenings are untutored although individuals will usually notice satisfying changes in their work gained from the natural disciplines of this traditional artform. Artists are invited to work with whatever medium they wish (so long as no excessive mess is created!). The sessions are £6 each and no advance booking is required. Refreshments and materials are not supplied. Contact David Crossley for further details: 07815 676854 Contact Name: David Crossley Address: Galloway Hall, 131 Brackenbury Rd, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3BS email: workshop@lifeart.co.uk


Channel 4 Big Art Mob
http://www.channel4.com/bigartmob

WHO: everyone. WHAT: armed with only your camera phone, help create the first comprehensive map of public art across the UK. WHERE: www.channel4.com/bigartmob SUBMISSIONS: just photograph a work of public art and send it straight from your phone as an MMS (picture message) to 07786 200 549. Go to www.channel4.com/bigartmob to see your published photo and add some comments or details (you can register for your own free moblog in just a couple of minutes). DEADLINE: ongoing


Pollock- Krasner Foundation
http://www.pkf.org

Description: WHO: established painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper including printmakers. WHAT: grant scheme. WHEN: grants are intended for a one-year period of time. PAYMENTS: the Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. DETAILS: the Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation‘s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. APPLY: artists are required to submit a cover letter, an application, and slides of current work. Application form available online. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. 863 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10021, USA. Attn: Request for Application CONTACT: grants@pkf.org www.pkf.org


Daiwa Anglo - Japanese Foundation
http://www.dajf.org.uk

Description: WHO: individuals, societies, associations or other bodies. WHAT: grants are available to cover educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events that fulfill this broad objective. New initiatives are especially encouraged. WHEN: annual deadlines 31 March / 30 September. PAYMENTS: £1,000 - £5,000. APPLY: application form online. The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London. NW1 4QP. CONTACT: office@dajf.org.uk www.dajf.org.uk Deadline: 30 September 2009 Organiser/employer: Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation


graffiti artist /workshop facilitator, zap graffiti arts
http://www.team@zapgraffiti.co.uk

WE'RE SEEKING EXPERIENCED GRAFFITI WRITERS WHO ARE ALSO EXPERIENCED IN PROVIDING WORKSHOPS FOR FORTHCOMING PROJECTS ACROSS THE UK. CRB REQUIRED. (STRICTLY NO STENCILS AND NO TOYS) ZAP GRAFFITI ARTS WAS SET UP 1N 1995 AND CONTINUES TO PROMOTE GRAFFITI AS A POSITIVE ARTFORM THROUGH TAILORED WORKSHOP AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES ACROSS THE UK AND OFTEN OVERSEAS. IN THE FIRST INSTANCE. PLEASE DROP US AN E-MAIL ON team@zapgraffiti.co.uk http://www.zapgraffiti.co.uk 0151 708 7073 or ke on 0774 8264 908


The Art House Flat and Short-Let Studios
http://www.the-arthouse.org.uk

Short let studios Alongside the 12 regular studios, The Art House workspace also provides two studios for short term let for visual artists and craftspeople, for periods from 1 week to 3 months. Studio 5 is 23m², Studio 11 is 29.4m²; Studio 5 is fitted with a sink and extractor fan, Studio 11 has a north light with opening window and access to communal sinks. Both studios have a height-adjustable table and a chair. Studio 5 has an A3 manual press for printmaking. An A1 electric press for printmaking is available in the community studio. Studio 11 is large enough for 2 artists to share. Short stay flats The Art House workspace provides a fully accessible 3-bedroom flat to enable artists from the UK and overseas to stay and use the facilities. The flat has one twin bedroom with adjoining wet room. There are two single bedrooms: the first with an adjoining bathroom with bath, the second with a wet room. The combination of two single bedrooms allows disabled artists to bring their personal assistant, while the twin bedroom allows them to bring their spouse, should that person act as their personal support. The flat also provides a shared open plan, living/kitchen area. Facilities in the building include: · Level access at both sides of the building · Two-metre wide corridors · Lavatories of varying sizes to incorporate different access needs, including one with a shower with changing bench and ceiling-mounted hoist · A quiet room to provide sanctuary for people recovering from travelling, resting during the day, taking medicine etc. · Smart Homes controls in the flat · 24-hour access by key fob · A guide rail providing a complete navigation system for blind users · Specially designed signage · Technician support available for artists using the building · Induction loops on reception desk and large meeting room, plus a portable loop · BSL training for reception and other staff · Flashing beacon fire alarms · A video entry system with cameras and screens at both entrances to allow deaf visitors to communicate with people at reception or in the flat · Light levels sympathetic for visually impaired visitors · Contrasting colours helping to locate your position in the building


supercollider contemporary art projects
http://www.supercolliderhq.org.uk/opportunities.html

supercollider is an artist run initiative based in Blackpool committed to the dissemination of contemporary arts practice in the town by presenting a diverse and dynamic programme of temporary contemporary art projects. Originally concieved in late 2007 and currently housed in a former dance studio in central Blackpool, supercollider is well positioned to provide the community with a forum for intellectual engagement, debate, participation and appreciation. supercollider is dedicated to delivering a programme of exhibitions and events which reflects the diverse and dynamic nature of contemporary arts practice, embracing artists at all stages of their careers working with a wide range of contemporary issues and concerns. supercollider will also act as a point of exchange between the audience and contemporary arts practice, providing a dedicated forum for engagement. supercollider aims to develop reciprocal relationships with other institutions, groups and initiatives. In addition to the exhibition program supercollider provides and informal education programme aimed at highlighting a spectrum of diverse practices. supercollider is a non-profit, artist led organisation, run by unpaid volunteers motivated by an intense passion for the arts and the cultural development and regeneration of Blackpool. Through the programme of exhibitions, projects and events supercollider aims to make an effective and meaningful contribution to the re-development and regeneration of culture of Blackpool. Although the majority of our programme aims to be conducted through invited artits we do have an open submission policy and will view every proposal recieved. We are currently seeking artists interested in exhibiting work and getting involved with supercollider.


Bursary: Art as Environment, The Feiweles Trust
http://www.ysp.co.uk

Offers a BURSARY IN ART AS ENVIRONMENT Art as Environment: 2D into 3D An artist at the beginning of their career to work with schools and the community to investigate, interpret and produce artwork which embraces 2D design and painting as well as 3D forms using both urban and rural landscape environments as inspiration. To work with schools and the community for approximately 100 days – 80 days contact time with students and 20 days preliminary planning undertaken before the bursary begins. It is expected that the appointed artist will use this bursary experience also to develop their own artistic practice. Fee: in the region of £10,000 For further details please email info@ysp.co.uk or send a SAE to: The Feiweles Trust Yorkshire Sculpture Park Bretton Hall West Bretton Wakefield WF4 4LG Closing date for applications Friday 16th January 2009 Short-listing Interviews Wednesday 28th January 2009 Interviews will be held on Wednesday 18th March 2009 Bursary to start September 2009 The Feiweles Trust, established in 1989, supports artists at the beginning of their careers working in schools and the community. Visit www.ysp.co.uk education pages for more information on the Feiweles Trust.


Henry Moore Institute Research Fellowships (2009/10), Henry Moore Institute
http://www.kirstie@henry-moore.ac.uk

The Henry Moore Institute invites applications for the following fellowship programmes: Research Fellowships are intended for artists, scholars and curators, interested in working on historic and contemporary sculpture using the Institute’s library, archive of sculptors’ papers and the collection of Leeds Art Gallery. Up to 4 fellows will be given the opportunity to spend a month in Leeds to develop their own research in a supportive and stimulating environment. Senior Fellowships are intended to give established scholars (working on any aspect of sculpture) time and space to develop a research project free from their usual work commitments. Up to 2 senior fellowships, for periods of between 3 to 6 weeks will be offered. We ask fellows to make a small contribution to the research programme in Leeds in the form of a talk or seminar. Both fellowships provide accommodation, travel expenses and a per diem. The Institute offers the possibility of presenting finished research in published form, as a seminar, or as a small exhibition. Full details are available on www.henry-moore.ac.uk or contact Kirstie Gregory, tel: 0113 246 7467, kirstie@henry-moore.ac.uk. To apply for either fellowship please send a letter of application, a proposal and a CV by 12 January 2009 to: Kirstie Gregory, Henry Moore Institute, 74 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH.


Dazibao - Exhibition Proposals
http://www.dazibao-photo.org

WHO: photographers. WHAT: an artist-run centre dedicated to the dissemination of contemporary photography is seeking exhibition proposals. WHEN: 2008. APPLY: send a proposal, CV, statement and a maximum of 20 slides. Dazibao, centre de photographies actuelles, 4001, rue Berri, espace 202, Montreal (Qubec) H2L 4H2, Canada. CONTACT: info@dazibao-photo.org www.dazibao-photo.org Deadline: 1 January 2009 Organiser/employer: Dazibao


Mall Galleries Exhibitions
http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk

WHAT: Call for entries to the following exhibitions: Originals 09: The Contemporary Printmaking Show. Receiving Days: 12 & 13 December 2008 (10am-5pm). Royal Society of British Artists. Receiving Days: 16 & 17 January 2009 (10am-5pm). Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. Receiving Days: 6 & 7 February 2009 (10am-5pm). Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Receiving Days: 20 & 21 March 2009 (10am-5pm) PAYMENTS: artists win over £100,000 worth of prizes every year. APPLY: for entry forms send large SAE (42p) to Federation of British Artists, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD, 020 7930 6844 CONTACT: info@mallgalleries.com www.mallgalleries.org.uk Deadline: 16 January 2009


Internship in Stained Glass Conservation, Icon - The Institute of Conservation
http://www.icon.org.uk

The Institute of Conservation (Icon) is advertising a unique six -month internship as part of the fourth year of its innovative scheme for broadening access to careers in heritage conservation and diversifying its workforce. Icon offers a bursary for a 6- months’ work-based internship starting March 2009 in the studio of Jonathan and Ruth Cooke, West Yorkshire. Stipend is £14,750 p.a., pro-rata).The placement is designed to lead into the new MA in Conservation of Stained Glass at the University of York. The placement is aimed at new entrants to conservation from arts, sciences, crafts or wider heritage-related backgrounds. Note that candidates will need to meet University criteria for the MA, as well as those for the placement. Information on the placement and details of eligibility can be found on the Icon website at www.icon.org.uk in the Internship area. Closing date 19 January 2009.


New Work Commissions, Off The Rails
http://www.info@off-the-rails.org.uk

Off The Rails, based in Cumbria, create New Work (spanning experimental theatre, performance art, environmental art, video, installation, multi-disciplinary practices, multi-media work and art-activism) through collaborating with young people, adult communities and other artists. We are seeking to commission several New Work Makers who have experience or interest in creating New Work with young people in participatory/collaborative contexts. Each commission will be £1,000. Contact info@off-the-rails.org.uk for details on how to apply. Please note that successful applicants will be subject to CRB checks. Closing date: 22 December 2008


Creative Practitioners
http://www.soundconcept.co.uk/education

Concept would like to hear from creative practitioners in the Merseyside area who may be interestead in developing our 'Soundscapes and Stories' workshops in order to take advantage of the myriad of 'Creative Practitioner' positions currently being posted on Arts Jobs and to join us in exploring other potential markets. Drop us a line if your interested to: info@soundconcept.co.uk. and have a look at the website: www.soundconcept.co.uk/education


Artists Wanted - not outer space!, Frunt @ Nexus Art Cafe
http://www.liznexus@hotmail.co.uk

Does your work explore the concept of space? How do we move about in the world around us? what places do we think of but are not really there? how do things work in relation to other things? Frunt are searching for artists for an exhibition in Manchester city centre this coming February. We want people who's practices explore the negotiation & the possibilities of space. Artists working in all mediums of visual art considered especially but not exclusively if you are working in the north west.


Manchester Museum Hermit, The Manchester Museum
http://www.david.gelsthorpe@manchester.ac.uk

Manchester Museum Hermit Project The Manchester Museum wishes to engage an artist to inhabit a hermitage in the tower for up to 8 weeks beginning in May 2009. The opportunity is open to artists working in any discipline, and the hermit will be able to communicate with the outside world using a variety of innovative means during the project. Before the residency, the artist will have access to all of the Museum's collections and staff, and specialists from across The University of Manchester. A fee of between £8,000 - £12,000 will be available (dependent on the duration of the project). This should cover initial research and development, and post-residency time to prepare any legacy publications or other outcomes. A materials budget is also available which will be agreed with the artist on awarding the commission. Closing Date - 19 January 2009, interviews 5 February


Public Art Opportunity
http://www.andrew.skelton@sheffield.gov.uk

At the beginning of a new house building project in Sheffield bringing transformational change to an area previously suffering from decline Haslam Homes in partnership with the Creative Places programme are seeking to commission an artist to make permanent and temporary works that: explore the potential of a remarkable site enable the community to participate in the process of regeneration strengthen existing communities and help build new ones create a sense of place and ownership record and document the process of change Timescale: April 2008 to December 2009


Strategic Opportunity Stipends funded by NYFA
http://www.larry.cook@artscouncilbuffalo.org

Strategic Opportunity Stipends, or SOS, is a project of the New York Foundation for the Arts, working in collaboration with arts councils and cultural organizations across New York State. This program is designed to help individual artists of all disciplines take advantage of unique opportunities that will significantly benefit their work or career development. Artists working in all disciplines, (including literature, media arts, visual arts, music, and theater) may request support ranging from $100 to $600 for specific, forthcoming opportunities. These opportunities do not include works-in-progress. There are rolling deadline dates for SOS grants. Contact CCAC at kim.ccac@verizon.net to have an application mailed to you or visit NYFA’s website to find out more about the SOS grant program www.nyfa.org. SOS grant development and application assistance for artists living in Cattaraugus, Allegany, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara Counties is provided by Larry Cook at the Arts Council in Buffalo and Erie County. Contact Mr. Cook for direct SOS application assistance at larry.cook@artscouncilbuffalo.org or 716-856-7520.


Grants to Individual Artists in Allegany County
http://www.myartscouncil.net/AIC09app_print.pdf

The Artists in the Community grant program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, awards grants to individual artists to support the creation of new work within a community context. For 2009 CCAC will award grants to two Allegany County artists in the amount of $2,250 each. This unique, competitive, peer-reviewed grant program encourages artists of any discipline to forge relationships with community members throughout the various stages of developing new work. The goal of this grant program as defined by NYSCA is “to support the creative work of individual artists in all disciplines at the local level while encouraging interaction between artists and community members to highlight the role of the artist as a community resource.” The Cattaraugus County Arts Council seeks proposals of high-artistic merit that will create the opportunity for the artist and a community to work in tandem and collaboratively in the art creation process. Proposals will be evaluated based on creative evaluative criteria as well as the level and degree of artistic and creative growth the project provides for the individual artist. Artists working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Projects may include site-specific works, installations, and any other events or activities in which the community can participate in some manner.


Community Arts Grants for Chautauqua County 2009
http://www.myartscouncil.net/09DECapp_Chaut.pdf

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is pleased to announce that it has been newly appointed as the administrative agency by the New York State Council on the Arts for the Decentralization regrant program in Chautauqua County. CCAC administers this program in Chautauqua County as Community Arts Grants and is now accepting applications from Chautauqua County nonprofit organizations for 2009 program funding support. This annual grant program is a competitive, peer reviewed process that is intended to expand, upgrade, and increase the quality, creativity, and innovation of community arts programs. The local decision making component assures that funding recommendations are made by a panel comprised of Chautauqua County residents to reflect and celebrate the unique diversities, character, and need of each Chautauqua County community. Funding from NYSCA’s Decentralization Program helps to ensure that citizens in all of New York State’s counties have access to local arts and culture programs. Decentralization funded grants remain the foremost source of funding in the Southern Tier Region for grassroots arts and cultural programs. Kimberly LaMendola Driscoll, Programs and Grants Manager, brings a wealth of knowledge and professional assistance in all aspects of grant seeking and program development, and she looks forward to serving the arts and cultural groups in Chautauqua County through the Community Arts Grants program.


Community Arts Grants for Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties 2009
http://www.myartscouncil.net/09DECApplication.pdf

Community Arts Grants, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, are designed to support the artistic and cultural programming of nonprofit organizations. This annual grant program is a competitive, peer reviewed process that is intended to expand, upgrade, and increase the quality, creativity, and innovation of community arts programs. The local decision making component assures that the panel’s funding recommendations reflect and celebrate the unique diversities, character, and need of each community. Funding from NYSCA’s Decentralization Program helps to ensure that citizens in all of New York State’s counties have access to local arts and culture programs. Community Arts Grants remain the foremost source of funding in the Southern Tier Region for grassroots arts and cultural programs.


Call for Artists -- Art and the Adirondak Chair
http://www.myartscouncil.net/index.php/opportunities

Transform an Adirondack chair into a work of art for a CCAC summer fundraiser, in collaboration with Allegany State Park. Spots are limited so contact CCAC soon!


Fine Art Show Presents Opportunity for Arizona Artists to Display Work
http://www.gval.org/

The Gilbert Visual Art League (GVAL) invites Arizona artists to submit their original artwork for the 6th Annual Fine Art Show. The show is hosted at the Gilbert Historical Museum in Gilbert, AZ and will be available for public viewing from November 8 through 22, 2008. The show is judged and juried, includes all mediums and subject matter, and features a non-juried, youth division. This is GVAL’s second Fine Art Show for 2008. The league chose to move the show date to November so they could coordinate with the Town of Gilbert’s annual Gilbert Days celebration. Many of the club members are Gilbert residents so the change seemed like a natural choice. Awards will be presented at the show reception on November 16, 2008. Ribbons are awarded to the top three works in each category. In addition, a cash prize is given to Best of Show and Peoples Choice winners. Renowned painter, John Cox, will judge the show. Cox has more than thirty years fine-art experience and has hosted many solo and two-man shows. Artists interested in submitting work can download the official call for entry at the Gilbert Visual Art League website http://www.gval.org/. All entries must be postmarked by September 27, 2008. Acceptance letters will be mailed starting on October 10, 2008. The Gilbert Visual Art League’s goal is to create a venue for local artists to show their work and be recognized for their talents. The league strives to increase artistic awareness and appreciation in their community and surrounding areas. If you would like more information about the GVAL 6th Annual Fine Art Show, or to schedule an interview please call Jasmine Holmes, at 480.219.9069 or email at newsletter@gval.org. The Gilbert Visual Art League is supported in part by a grant from the Town of Gilbert.


PHOENIX, AZ - Ongoing
http://www.bgcmp.org/

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix would like to immerse children in the world of art and is looking for talented artists to volunteer with underprivileged children. Volunteer opportunities can range from teaching a one time, one hour class to an ongoing weekly class. We value your time and our children will value your gift, so let us know when you are willing to help. To learn more contact Teresa at 602-343-1210 or visit www.bgcmp.org.


PHOENIX, AZ - Ongoing
http://www.krivas@azdes.gov

Call to Visually Impaired Artists. The Arizona Commission on the Arts is developing a list of artists who are blind or visually impaired for a future art activity. The different areas of art include but are not limited to paint, ceramic, woodwork, metal work, literature (writing poetry, fiction, etc.), music (writing, performing instruments, singing, etc.), theater, dance, etc. They don't have to be professional artists, but they have to consider themselves good in whatever they do. If you are a blind/visually impaired artist or know someone who is, please provide the following information: Artist Name, Phone, Mailing Address, Email Address (if available), Type of art, How long have you been doing this activity? Please submit via telephone, fax, or email to Karla Rivas SBVI Program Assistant, Phone (602) 542-3946, Fax (602) 542-3778, Email krivas@azdes.gov.


TUCSON, AZ – Ongoing
http://www.tucsonpimaartscouncil.org/

Live at the Hope VI Art & Culture Partnership- the City of Tucson and the South Park Neighborhood have developed an opportunity for artists to live, work and contribute to the cultural vibrancy of the south Park area. An art and cultural facility has been developed from a pre-existing five-plex housing unit and is devoted to fostering and promoting arts and culture in the South Park neighborhood and surrounding areas. The center includes two buildings and an outdoor courtyard for classes, workshops, lectures and exhibits. In addition the facility includes two renovated apartment units. We are currently accepting apartment rental applications from working artists. Metropolitan Housing Corporation (MHC) is the facility manager of the complex and occupies an office at the facility. For more information visit www.TucsonPimaArtsCouncil.org


CLEARMONT, WY - Ongoing
http://www.ucrossfoundation.org/

The UCROSS Foundation Residency Program for the arts and literature offers residencies for 2-8 weeks. Located on a 22,000 acre working cattle ranch in the foothills of Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains, the Foundation provides individual workspace, living accommodations, uninterrupted time and the experience of the historic High Plains landscape to selected writers, artists, and composers working in all disciplines. There is no charge for room, board, or studio space. Annual deadlines are October 1 for Spring Session (February-June) and March 1 for Fall Session (August-December). For brochure, application and guidelines, visit our website www.ucrossfoundation.org or send SASE to Ucross Foundation 30 Big Red Lane, Clearmont, WY 82835. Phone: (307) 737-2291, Fax: (307) 737-2322, Email: info@ucross.org


TEMPE, AZ - Ongoing
http://www.phoenix.gov/ARTS/artop.html#indianapolis2

Volunteer at the ASU Art Museum. Join the Arizona State University Art Museum's docent program. Docents help museum visitors discover art in a new and exciting way. They participate in a variety of educational programming such as leading tours, welcoming visitors, helping customers in the store, hosting special events, and assisting school-age children with hands-on art projects. Call 480. 965.2787 for more information.


PHOENIX, AZ - Valley Fever Arts Festival
http://www.valleyfeverarts.com

Artists Call for Inaugural Festival of Visual and Performing Arts in Downtown Phoenix Valley Fever is an all ages un-gated weekend Festival of the Arts with music, dance, poetry, interactive performance art, and theatrical performances on multiple stages and throughout the festival grounds at Heritage & Science Park in downtown Phoenix, AZ; visual arts studios on site and open-air workshops with participating artists and local arts educators to demonstrate art making and encourage arts practice by the public; temporary public art installations will be constructed before and during the Festival. In addition to the ongoing stage and street performance, food booths provided by local restaurants will sell refreshments, and art and craft work will be for sale by juried artists. Valley Fever Arts Festival will present a special Festival-in-the-Festival: Tequilaaz! on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at the Lath House at Heritage & Science Park. Valley Fever will also provide programming for SMoCA Nights, March 12 at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts. The Festival includes- Performing Arts Music: pop, classical, Hispanic, eclectic & experimental Dance: modern, ballet, hip-hop Poetry: slam poet competition Performance Art: interactive Theater: by Arizona performers Visual Arts Juried Arts & Crafts for sale by regional artists Open Studios and Classes with art making in many media Film & Video: projections at the Festival and other locations Temporary Public Art Installations: throughout the Festival and Downtown Valley Fever Arts Festival is accepting applications from performers in all forms and styles to participate on our stages March 21-22, 2009 between 10am - 6pm. The Festival will feature visual artists doing demonstrations and giving classes during the weekend. We also welcome visual artists in all media to apply to become juried exhibiting artists. Participant application forms for visual and performing artists available at: www.valleyfeverarts.com/participate.html Invitations are also extended to Phoenix area schools to participate in performances early in the day to afford young artists experience interacting with professionals in their fields. VALLEY FEVER ARTS FESTIVAL March 21 & 22, 2009 10am-6pm Heritage & Science Park Phoenix, Arizona Admission: FREE email: info@valleyfeverarts.com website: www.valleyfeverarts.com


Tucson, AZ – Deadline: open
http://www.realtytucson.net/

Realty Tucson has renovated a 1928 adobe building on Stone Ave. and is looking to display art work on the walls and introduce up and coming artists during functions at the office facility. They would like to include the artist/artwork on their invitations and mailings. Interested artists please contact Tammy Tupper-Holbrook at Realty Tucson, LLC, at thegreenergrass@hotmail.com or (520) 820-3085 or visit www.realtytucson.net


Charlotte, NC – Deadline: open
http://www.ridetransit.org/

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking professional artists for design collaborations and/ or public art commissions for its Art-in Transit Program. Over the next few years, Charlotte is building a rapid transit system and will incorporate public art into its stations, park and rides, and maintenance facilities and has allocated $2.3 million for art. Design fees range from $5,000-$25,000: commissions from $25,000-$250,000. In preparation for Phase I and subsequent phases, artists are requested to submit their materials to a new slide registry that will be used to make selections of artists as the system is phased in. For more information and an on-line application visit www.ridetransit.org and click on Art-in-Transit or call 704.432.0479.


Tucson, AZ – Deadline: open
http://www.tucsonairport.org/html/tia_terminal_exhibits.html

Call to Artists for Temporary Art Exhibits: Tucson International Airport The Tucson Airport Authority is seeking temporary art exhibits for the main Gallery and the Upper and Lower Link Galleries at Tucson International Airport, located at 7250 South Tucson Blvd. Artists interested in exhibiting at TIA should send a resume, artist statement, and five to ten images to Temporary Exhibits Program, Tucson Airport Authority, 7005 S. Plumer Ave. Tucson AZ 85706 or email art@tucsonairport.org. For more information call 520.573.8187 or visit www.tucsonairport.org/html/tia_terminal_exhibits.html


Phoenix, AZ – Deadline: open
http://www.valleyofthesunsolar.com/

Valley of the Sun Solar is a newly formed entity whose mission is to 'build solar energy awareness through art'. We are seeking artists who would like to help us fulfill our mission by allowing us to license images of their works in order to produce merchandise (prints, cards, shirts, etc) that will include the caption: 'valleyofthesunsolar.com - building solar energy awareness through art' and be marketed to the general public. Contributing artists will be paid a royalty on each item sold which incorporates their work. For further information, please contact: Lee Feliciano at Lee@valleyofthesunsolar.com or 602.300.8500 or visit www.valleyofthesunsolar.com


Watershed Public Art Markers – Oakland, CA - February 6, 2009
http://www.oaklandculturalarts.org/main/callforartists.htm

The City of Oakland Cultural Arts and Marketing Division is proud to announce the release of the Request for Qualifications for another Measure DD public art opportunity, the Oakland, CA: Watershed Public Art Markers. Bay Area artists are invited to apply for the opportunity to design an interpretive public art marker that celebrates and identifies the role of the watershed systems of Oakland , California , including creeks, lakes, and the estuary. The selected artist will create a prototype of the art marker and will fabricate and install the first series of markers based on this prototype at various key locations in the Oakland watershed systems. Deadline: Friday, February 6, 2009. Project Budget: $92,000. All applications must be submitted through CaFÉ ( www.callforentry.org ). Look under “CaFÉ Listings” to find this opportunity. Oakland is home to 15 main creeks and over 40 smaller tributaries, all of which play a vital role in the city’s health and well-being. These waterways provide plant and wildlife habitat, stormwater transport, flood management and water cleansing functions as well as valuable recreational and aesthetic benefit for Oakland residents. Although historically contiguous from the Oakland Hills to the San Francisco Bay , all of Oakland ’s creeks are now partially or extensively buried or diverted into culverts and storm drains. Their lack of visibility in certain areas of the city reduces overall understanding of their role and value. To enhance the historic, cultural, aesthetic and interpretive potential of the often-overlooked creeks system and the city’s “crown jewel,” Lake Merritt, a total of $92,000 ($72,000 from Creeks Restoration and $20,000 from Lake Merritt capital projects) has been allocated to commission an artist to create a prototype of an interpretive artwork marker that will identify the location of creek nodes and draw attention to the value of the creek habitats that exist throughout the city. A Request for Qualifications can be downloaded at: www.oaklandculturalarts.org/main/callforartists.htm. Applications are to be submitted only through www.callforentry.com no paper submissions will be reviewed. The Oakland, CA: Watershed Public Art Markers project is funded through the Oakland Trust for Clean Water & Safe Parks (Measure DD). This $198.25 million dollar bond is funding a comprehensive ten-year plan to clean up and restore Lake Merritt , the Oakland Estuary Waterfront, and Oakland 's creeks system by improving land/water quality and expanding recreational facilities and opportunities for Oakland citizens. For more information on the project, contact : Christin Hablewitz, Measure DD Public Art Project Manager chablewitz@oaklandnet.com (510) 238-2105.


Public Safety Memorial – Richmond, VA - February 1, 2009
http://www.publicsafety.virginia.gov/Initiatives/MemorialCommission/

The Public Safety Memorial Commission was charged by Governor Timothy Kaine, to establish an appropriate memorial for the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the courage and sacrifice of Virginia's Public Safety personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This memorial will serve as an enduring acknowledgement of the ultimate sacrifice made by men and women of the safety community who died while serving the citizens of Virginia. The Commission seeks to receive design proposals for the Public Safety Memorial. The budget for includes all expenses and fees of the artist(s), as well as on site delivery, site preparation and installation. All types of proposals are encouraged including figurative, non-figurative and those that may incorporate water, landscape elements, etc. For more information and proposal submission guidelines, please go to this web site: www.publicsafety.virginia.gov/Initiatives/MemorialCommission/ If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Erin C. Bryant, Assistant Secretary of Public Safety, at (804) 786 - 5351.


Sculpture Installations in Heckscher Park – Long Island, NY- January 30, 2009
http://www.town.huntington.ny.us/

Artist Opportunity: Public Art Initiative Request for Proposals (RFP) - Sculpture Installations in Heckscher Park - The Town of Huntington (Long Island, NY) requests submission of proposals for installation of existing sculptural work in Heckscher Park. While open to any U.S. artist, strong preference will be given to artists of the region. Approximately 5 projects are expected to be selected for installation & receipt of $1,000 honorarium each for works on loan for a period of at least 12 months. Complete specifications for this RFP may be downloaded at http://town.huntington.ny.us under Bids/RFPs. All other inquiries should be directed to purchasing@town.huntington.ny.us or via fax @ 631-351-2833. Submission deadline is January 30, 2009.


New Artist Opportunity for Indoor Sculpture - Terre Haute, Indiana - January 23, 2008
http://www.wabashvalleyartspaces.com/

Art Spaces, Inc. - Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection is issuing a REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS for a site-specific sculpture to be located in the city of TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA in the new HuxCancerCenter at UnionHospital. This opportunity is open to practicing professional artists over 18 years of age. The sculpture will be located inside the front entrance of the HuxCancerCenter (www.unionhospitalhealthgroup.org/union/huxcancer) located at 6 ½ and Beech Street on the north side of UnionHospital. It will be adjacent to the main staircase and just outside of the Radiation Oncology Waiting Room. The artist's budget for this project is $42,000. 3-5 finalists will be selected to fully realize the proposal and each will receive a stipend of $350. More information including submission requirements, images and dimensions of the site are available on the Art Spaces website at www.wabashvalleyartspaces.com DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF MATERIALS: Friday, January 23, 2009. Send to: Art Spaces, Inc. 100 S. Campus Drive P.O. Box 3799 Terre Haute, IN 47803-0799. To directly request more information you may call 812-244-4216 or write to: info@wabashvalleyartspaces.com (Please note 'Hux Sculpture' in subject heading).


York Recognition Public Art Project – Portland, OR - January 12, 2009
http://www.racc.org/

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (Portland, OR) invites artists/teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for the York Recognition public art project for Lewis & Clark College. This project seeks to acknowledge the significance of York, an African American slave who played an important role in Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery. The total art budget is $125,000. All materials must be submitted online via CaFE at www.callforentry.org. RFQ and site information (both indoor & outdoor) can be downloaded at www.racc.org. Deadline: 1/12/09, 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time.


RFQ for Higuera Street Fountain - San Luis Obispo, CA - January 5, 2009
http://www.slocity.org/finance/web-specs/bids/90891fountain.pdf

The Art in Public Places Program of the City of San Luis Obispo, CA is seeking an artist or team of artists to design, fabricate and install an artwork or artworks at the Higuera Street Fountain, located at the intersection of Higuera and Marsh Streets. CLICK HERE to visit the City's website www.slocity.org for more information. CLICK HERE to view full RFQ.


RFQ for City of Glendale Courthouse, Glendale, AZ - January 5, 2009
http://www.phoenix.gov/ARTS/artop.html#indianapolis2

The City of Glendale announces a public art opportunity for a qualified artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install artwork for the new Courthouse, which will open in downtown Glendale in 2010. The City Court and the Glendale Arts Commission support this public art project cooperatively. CLICK HERE for the complete RFQ (PDF).


East Main Street Roundabout – Norman, OK - December 15, 2008
http://www.normanarts.org/

The Norman Public Arts Board (PAB), on behalf of the Norman Arts Council and the City of Norman, seeks an artist (or team of artists) to create a permanent, public outdoor work of art for the center island of the East Main Street Roundabout, which will be located on East Main between Porter/Classen and NE 12th Street at the intersection of Main, Acres, and Carter. The center of the roundabout will be 29.5' in diameter. The base of the art piece shall fit within a fifteen foot diameter in the center of the island. Appropriate landscaping will be designed to complement the work of art. As pedestrian traffic is limited to the sidewalks and bicycle paths adjacent to the intersection, there is no access to the center island. The sculpture should be durable and safe as well as weather resistant and vandalism resistant. The goal of this project is to create a focal point of this heavily trafficked intersection that visually anchors one of Norman's older residential neighborhoods with busy streets that link to a variety of destinations. The installation should embody a theme representative of central Oklahoma. This theme could relate to any of the following, but not limited to: Oklahoma weather, Native American heritage, civic character, complexity of a university city, cultural diversity of the third largest city in the state, the pioneer spirit, and the natural habitats or environment of the area. The style of the sculpture may be a traditional, architectural, figurative, or contemporary interpretation of the theme and may be of any material. www.normanarts.org


United States Court House Mural Competition – Indianapolis, IN - December 15, 2008
http://www.insd.uscourts.gov/Education/hist_society.htm

United States Court House Mural Competition – Indianapolis, IN - December 15, 2008 Birch Bayh Federal Building, United States Court House Mural Competition, Indianapolis, IN Budget: $75,000; finalists $750 honorarium Deadline: December 15, 2008 The Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana invites artists who currently live and work in Indiana, or previously have lived and worked in this state, to submit their résumés and images of their work to compete for a commission to create murals for the interior walls of the federal court house in Indianapolis. The privately funded mural project involves creation of a set of nine panels to fit an existing architectural space in the southeast corner of the third floor corridor of the court house. The space is a mirror image of the southwest corner of the same floor, where murals created in 1935 by artist Grant Christian are located. The courthouse is located in downtown Indianapolis at 46 East Ohio Street, one block north of Monument Circle in the block bounded by Meridian, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York Streets. It is open to the public from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please note that no cameras or recording devices may be brought into the building unless pre-authorization is obtained. To seek authorization, contact Doria Lynch at (317) 229-3729 at least one day before your visit. Qualified artists are invited to submit biographical information and images of their work. Website: www.insd.uscourts.gov/Education/hist_society.htm click Court House Mural Competition or Contact: Doria Lynch, Historical Society secretary Tel: (317) 229-3729 Email: doria_lynch@insd.uscourts


Art Spaces, Inc. – Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture
http://www.unionhospitalhealthgroup.org/union/huxcancer

Art Spaces, Inc. – Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection is issuing a REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS for a site-specific sculpture to be located in the city of TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA in the new Hux Cancer Center at Union Hospital. This opportunity is open to practicing professional artists over 18 years of age. The sculpture will be located inside the front entrance of the Hux Cancer Center


Indiana Artisan Development Project
http://www.in.gov/arts/2791.htm

Indiana Artisan Development Project


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