Creatives looking for places to strut their stuff have plenty of options these days, from gallery shows to public events. Here's a look at diverse opportunities, including an arts job and a grant to help creatives facing emergencies. Deadlines loom, so don't delay. And we'll keep our fingers crossed for you.
Valley Metro ArtsLine
Valley Metro Light Rail is looking for 2-D artists, including photographers, to create original art that’s “positive, friendly, and uplifting” to be featured along a half-mile section of the downtown route that’s near more than 50 arts or cultural organizations. Artist work may be used for large-scale wall installations, ceiling art inside trains, posters in buses and trains, or on social media. Learn more on the Valley Metro website.
Pop-up Art Fair
The Creative Center is inviting artists to participate in a pop-up art fair happening on March 9, 2019, which will celebrate the venue’s third anniversary. Artists can apply to have a 10-by-10-foot booth for $25. Artists working in various media, from sculpture to photography, are welcome to apply. Get details on the Creative Center website.
Governor’s Arts Awards
The Arizona Office of the Governor and Arizona Citizens for the Arts are accepting nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards, which will be presented in March 2019. Nominations can be submitted through Friday, November 30, in eight categories: artist, individual, community, arts in education organization, arts in education individual, small business, large business, and arts philanthropy. Get additional information on the Arizona Citizens for the Arts Facebook page.
Grand ArtHaus has put out the call for flat, gallery-ready, artist-made ornaments in diverse media, which will become part of a Painted Tree Village at Grand ArtHaus and Sisao Gallery on Friday, December 7. Artists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to create ornaments, which will be sold to benefit a nonprofit called UMOM. Find details on the Grand ArtHaus Facebook page.
Feathers & Flowers
Herberger Theater Center is accepting submissions for an upcoming feather- and flower-themed exhibit inside Bob’s Spot, located on the venue’s second floor. The deadline to apply for the February and March 2019 exhibit, which is being curated by Connie and AO Tucker, is Wednesday, December 5. They are also accepting submissions for a water-themed exhibit that will run March to June 2019. Learn more on the Herberger Theater Center website.
Exotic Art Show
Alwun House is looking for sensuous, eclectic, edgy performers and variety acts for the next iteration of its annual Exotic Art Show, which happens in February 2019. And they’ll be giving three juried Critic’s Choice Awards of $1,000 each. The deadline to apply is Saturday, January 12. Find more information on the Alwun House Facebook page.
Art Intersection is accepting submission for the 2019 “Light Sensitive” exhibit featuring handmade images created with traditional photographic printmaking techniques. The exhibit takes place in March and April, and the deadline to apply is Saturday, January 19. Learn more on the Art Intersection website.
Centerline Arts and Culture Initiative
The City of Glendale Public Art program is looking for theater, dance, music, and interactive art creatives to perform works in the city’s Centerline district. Selected artists will receive up to $10,000. The city has a rolling deadline of the first Tuesday of every month through March 2019. Get additional information of the City of Glendale website.
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Emergency Relief Grants
Virginia-based CERF + recently did a presentation at Gebert Contemporary in Scottsdale. to share information about its emergency relief offerings for crafters facing serious illness, natural disasters, or other unforeseen events that setbacks. They accept applications for $3,000 emergency relief grants on a rolling basis. Find details on the CERF + website.
The city of Tempe Arts and Culture Division is looking for an arts coordinator to oversee its studio classes for preschool age to adult students at the Edna Vihel Center. Get details on the city of Tempe website.
PSA Art Awakenings rents studio space in the loft of its Warehouse 1005 gallery in Roosevelt Row. Interested artists can apply for consideration. Find more information on the PSA Art Awakenings website.