Artists looking for ways to put their work out there have several new options, from designing emoji stickers to making canal pathway landmarks. Here’s a look at 10 of the latest calls for art, along with several artist grant opportunities, listed by due date. There's a little something for everyone — including visual, performance, and literary artists. Brush up your pitching skills, and have at 'em.
The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is accepting applications for three kinds of Project Grants – including Neighborhood Arts Grants, Arts and Culture Learning Partnership Grants, and Festival Grants. Grant amounts vary, but all projects should take place between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Applications are due by Thursday, March 30. Get more information on the City of Phoenix website.
General Operating Grants
The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is also accepting applications for several levels of General Operating Grants, which vary in dollar amount based on the size of organization budgets. Levels start at $25,000 and go up from there. The City also has Rental Support Grants that help organizations with at least 15 performances at the Herberger Theater Center, Orpheum Theatre, or Symphony Hall. Applications are due by Thursday, March 30. Find details on the City of Phoenix website.
Contemporary Forum Artist Grants
Contemporary Forum, a support organization for Phoenix Art Museum, is accepting applications for its 2017 Artist Grants, which will be awarded through a juried process and presented during an awards presentation at Phoenix Art Museum on Wednesday, June 7. The grants are designed to encourage and assist emerging artists in Arizona “who will significantly benefit from public recognition and financial assistance.” Artists working in painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, new media, performance, photography, and video are welcome to apply. Applications are due on Friday, March 31. Learn more on the Phoenix Art Museum website.
Highline Canal Multiuse Path
The City of Tempe issued an open call for artists as part of its Highline Canal Multiuse Path project, which includes a pedestrian and bike path running along a 3.5-mile stretch of canal linking Chandler and the Town of Guadalupe. Possible art opportunities include, but aren’t limited to, pathway treatments, shade structure embellishments, seating, lighting, and landmarks along the trail. Proposals are due on Monday, April 3. Get details on the Tempe Public Art website.
GDL > PHX Residencias Artisticas
Celebración Artistica de las Americas (or CALA Alliance, for short) is partnering with ASU Art Museum and Programa Anual de Open Studios to present an artist residency and cultural exchange program that creates connections between the contemporary art scenes in Phoenix and Guadalajara, Jalisco, in Mexico. Phoenix-based emerging and mid-career Latinx artists can apply for a six-week summer residency designed to help grow their creative practice. Applications are due on Monday, April 10. Learn more on the CALA website.
Four Chambers Issue 05
Four Chambers, a Phoenix-based independent community press, is seeking submissions for the fifth edition of its Four Chambers literary journal, which will feature a mix of poetry and prose. Emerging and experienced writers, in Arizona and beyond, are welcome to submit their work for consideration. Four Chambers is looking for pieces that “personally, socially, and culturally engage with the world around you.” Submissions are due on Sunday, April 30. Find more information on the Four Chambers website.
Read on for more ways to get your work out there.
Professional Development Grants
Arizona Commission on the Arts is accepting applications for grants designed to help Arizona artists, arts educators, and arts administrators participate in professional development and skill-building activities. Learning activities include, but aren’t limited to, artist residencies, symposiums, and training with mentors/master artists. For activities happening between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, applications are due by Thursday, May 4. Learn more on the Arizona Commission on the Arts website.
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Arizona Commission on the Arts is looking for projects that pair professional teaching artists and/or arts organizations to enhance the work of community and social service organizations/governmental entities. Applications for projects taking place between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018 are being accepted through Thursday, May 4, on the Arizona Commission on the Arts website.
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Art Learning Collaboration Grants
Arizona Commission on the Arts is accepting applications for grants to fund school-based arts teaching and learning programs in three areas, including planning, professional development, and student learning. Applicants must be schools or districts with tax-exempt status, who can collaborate with each other, teaching artists, or arts organizations. For projects taking place between July 1, 2017, and June 20, 2018, applications are due on Thursday, May 4. Get details on the Arizona Commission on the Arts website.
Artist-Designed Emoji Stickers
A company called MojiLaLa that offers sticker apps for Apple iPhones is looking for Phoenix-based artists to create emoji stickers that help feed the growing demand for creative digital icons, and giving artists half the proceeds from the sale of their original emoji works. There’s no deadline for this one, so just check it out any time at the MojiLaLa website.