Perhaps you find yourself with more free time on your hands now that summertime is in full swing. If so, it’s a great time to scout for new opportunities. We’ve rounded up more than a dozen grants, calls for art, and art-related job openings in metro Phoenix to help you get a head start.
Public Art Project Specialist
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is looking for a Public Art Project Specialist. Duties of the full-time position include organizing, administering, and monitoring activities related to implementing the city’s public art projects. The application deadline is Monday, July 10. Get more information on the City of Phoenix website.
Educational Programs Coordinator Senior
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU is seeking an Educational Programs Coordinator Senior. Responsibilities of the full-time position include leading strategic planning, development, and execution of educational activities and programs such as classes, workshops, and conferences. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 14. Learn more on the Piper Center website.
Valley Metro South Central Extension
Valley Metro is looking for 14 experienced artists to design and create work for a light rail facility. Selected artists will be creating work for the South Central Extension Light Rail Project. The project includes eight stations, five traction power substations, and one park-and-ride location. The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, July 19. Get more information on the Valley Metro website.
Arts Incubator Space
The city of Glendale has issued a request for information (RFI) on the viability of converting a city-owned property in downtown Glendale into a public arts incubator space. The city is asking qualified respondents to share feedback about planning and developing a concept for this space, and the city may issue a future request for proposal (RFP) for this 7,000-square-foot facility. The RFI deadline is Friday, July 21. Find details on the city of Glendale website.
Four Chambers Press is accepting submissions of full-length poetry, fiction, and nonfiction manuscripts. Writers of all backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to apply. Selected works will be published in 2018 or early 2019. The submission deadline is Monday, July 31. Learn more on the Four Chambers Press website.
Breaking Ground Residency
[nueBOX] and CONDER/dance are seeking applications for the Breaking Ground residency, which is open to metro Phoenix choreographers and artist collectives interested in further developing a partially developed piece for performance at the 2018 Breaking Ground dance festival. The recipient will receive space, a $250 stipend, and other benefits. The deadline is Tuesday, August 1. Get additional information on the [nueBOX] website.
Valley Metro Northwest Extension II
Valley Metro is seeking up to qualified seven artists to create public art for the second phase of the Northwest Extension. Projects are divided into two categories, including larger-budget, more complex projects for artists with considerable past public art experience, and smaller-budget, smaller-scope projects for emerging artists with limited public art experience. The deadline is Friday, August 4. Find details on the Valley Metro website.
City Hall Gallery
The Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission is seeking artwork for an upcoming exhibition at the Surprise City Hall Gallery. Submissions of two-dimensional comic, graphic, and illustrative art will be accepted through Friday, August 18. Get additional details on the West Valley Arts Council website.
“Black and Gray Community Art Show”
Art Awakenings, a program of PSA Behavioral Health Agency, is looking for visual art created primarily with black, white, and gray for its “Black and Gray Community Art Show” at Warehouse 1005. The exhibition is designed to raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention. Artworks must be delivered on Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20. Get more information on the Art Awakenings website.
Our Town Grants
The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications from organizations for its Our Town grants. Our Town supports two types of projects: arts engagement and creative placemaking. Organizations need to register by Monday, August 21, and meet subsequent deadlines for submitting required materials. Get additional details on the National Endowment for the Arts website.
Good ‘n Plenty Artist Award
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is accepting applications for its next Good ‘n Plenty event, which happens at the museum on Friday, October 20. The museum will choose six creatives to present their ideas during the event, and award project funding based on audience member votes. Applications to present a project idea during the October Good ‘n Plenty event are due on Sunday, September 10. Find more information on the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art website.
"Chocolate and Art Show"
Organizers are looking for artists to show work in various media during the "Chocolate and Art Show" happening on Thursday, September 14, and Friday, September 15, at monOrchid. No deadline has been announced for submissions. Get details on the Chocolate and Art Show website.
Herberger Theater Center is seeking submissions of two- and three-dimensional works for its upcoming "Unplug" exhibition, which runs from March 2 to April 30, 2018, in the Herberger Theater Center Art Gallery. The exhibition is being guest-curated by Kim Walker. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 13. Learn more on the Herberger Theater Center website.
Visual and Performance Artists
Alwun House is seeking submissions for three themed exhibitions – including “Monster Menagerie,” “Lighthouse,” and “Exotic Art Show.” They’re also accepting proposals for solo exhibitions and performances, as well as sculptural works for two large outdoor ponds. Plus, they’re looking for artisans who are interested in selling their work at Alwun House. Deadlines vary. Learn more on the Alwun House website.
Director of Public Art
Scottsdale Public Art, which is part of the nonprofit organization Scottsdale Arts, is seeking a Director. Duties of the full-time position include overseeing a capital program, art in private development program, temporary installations and events, and conservation and restoration. The position will remain open until it is filled. Find details on the Scottsdale Arts website.
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Fine Arts Curator
The Heard Museum is looking for a Fine Arts Curator. Responsibilities of the full-time position include creating exhibitions, planning and developing national and international touring exhibitions, producing scholarly publications, representing the museum, and cultivating new audiences for American Indian art. The position will remain open until it is filled. Learn more on the Heard Museum website.
Artists Cooperative Gallery
The Artists Cooperative Gallery at Mesa Arts Center has limited openings for artists, who are selected through a jury process. Participating artists help to run, and show their art, at The Store at Mesa Arts Center. The Store includes work in several media, including jewelry, ceramics, painting, photography, drawing, fiber, sculpture, glass, and wood. There is currently no deadline to apply. Learn more on the Mesa Arts Center website.