Hey Phoenix Creatives, Here Are 13 Opportunities to Get Your Work Out There

Last year, Mesa Arts Center put out a call for artists interested in painting pianos as part of a public art project, offering $500 honorariums for selected artists. Today, 24 pianos painted by chosen artists dot various spaces in Mesa, serving as reminders of what can happen when creative types get involved in the community.

Now there’s a new crop of artist opportunities – not just for visual artists, but for performance artists and writers, too. Here’s a roundup of current opportunities to help you get your creative work out there.

Four Chambers Press
If you’ve scanned the shelves at MADE Art Boutique, Practical Art, or Stinkweeds lately, there's a good chance you’ve seen volumes of poetry and prose published by the Phoenix-based community literary magazine Four Chambers Press, which also include works by local artists. They’ve put out the call for their next issue, Four Chambers 04, and are accepting submissions of poetry and prose. Submissions are due April 30. Find more information on the Four Chambers Press website.

The Neon Museum
Arizona has seen some impressive neon art during the past few months, in exhibitions at Unexpected Art Gallery, Chartreuse, Alwun House, and The Gallery at Scottsdale Civic Center Library. And now there’s an opportunity for local visual and performance artists to apply for a four-month long residency with the The Neon Museum in Las Vegas. Individual artists and groups are welcome to apply. Submissions are due April 1. Find more information on the Neon Museum website.

Beta Dance Festival
The new works development organization [nueBOX] is accepting proposals for the Beta Dance Festival taking place June 11 at Phoenix Center for the Arts, which spotlights new works by local choreographers and dancers. Submissions are due April 1. Find more information (and other artist opportunities) on the [nueBOX] website.

“Face Off” Exhibit
The Herberger Theater Center is seeking works for its upcoming “Face Off” exhibition, which runs October through December, 2016. Artwork must include all or part of at least one face, realistic or implied. Submissions are due April 1. Find more information on the Herberger Theater Center website.

Artwalk on G
When the artist collective Postcommodity created its Repellant Fence installation on the U.S.-Mexico border last October, it worked with community members in Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Mexico, to encourage shared arts and culture experiences – including a binational art walk. Now the region’s Artwalk on G and Concert Without Borders is looking for artists/vendors to participate in creating art, music, and performance along the Agua Prieta border fence in April. Submissions are due April 1. Find more information on the Arizona Commission on the Arts website.

Glendale Performing Arts
The City of Glendale is seeking proposals from artists and arts organizations interested in presenting public programs and performances in Glendale as part of the city’s annual Performing Arts Partnership program. Submissions are due April 11. Find more information on the City of Glendale website

NSFW (Nude Figurative Works)
Artelshow and {9} The Gallery are seeking works for an upcoming exhibition of nude figurative works titled "NSFW," which will take place May 6 through 16 at {9} The Gallery. Submissions are due April 11. Find additional information (and more calls for art) on the Artelshow website.

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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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