Opportunities for Artists

Fiber Hawai‘i 2016: In, Of, or About Fiber. Artists are encouraged to enter in traditional or nontraditional fiber media with a fresh approach to using fiber materials or techniques. Entries in media other than fiber are welcome and will be judged from the perspective of a fiber theme. All entries must be of original design and created independently within the last two years. No work previously juried and exhibited on Oahu is eligible. Sponsored by the Hawai‘i Craftsmen. Submission day: August 20, 2016 from 9 am to 12 noon, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, 1111 Victoria Street. Neighbor island entries must be received by 8.18.16. More information can be found at Fiber Hawai‘i 2016.

Hawai‘i Craftsmen 49th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition. Artists residing in Hawai’i are invited to enter traditional or non-traditional crafts with a fresh approach or point of view. The exhibition is open to functional and non-functional 2- and 3-dimensional art in the categories of clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media. Entries must be of original design and created independently within the last two years. Artworks previously included in juried exhibitions on O‘ahu or displayed in any Honolulu Museum of Art School exhibition are ineligible. Submissions accepted from September 1 – October 1, 2016 at www.callforentry.org. More information can be found at www.hawaiicraftsmen.org.

“A Call to Action: Emergent Organizing” The annual meeting of Alternate ROOTS, is scheduled Aug. 10-14, 2016, in Arden, North Carolina. The program is open to artists and cultural organizers who are interested in using the arts as a catalyst for social change. The conference features performances, learning exchanges, late-night cabarets, visual art installations, and more. For information, contact: Alternate ROOTS, 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307; Phone: (404) 557-1079; or check website: www.alternateroots.org.

14th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is accepting nonfiction films and videos. Open to all subjects, styles, and lengths. Festival is scheduled Feb. 17-26, 2017, in Missoula, Montana. Submission deadlines: September 2, 2016 (regular); October 2, 2016 (final). For more information, contact: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 113 W. Front St., Ste. 105, Missoula, MT 59802; Phone: (406) 541-3456; or check website: bigskyfilmfest.org.

RFQ: Art in City Buildings Programs for Thomas Square Park. The Mayor’s Office of Culture and Arts announces a Request for Qualifications for commission of an outdoor sculpture of King Kamehameha III for Thomas Square Park. Open to all artists and artist teams, qualified to work for the City and County of Honolulu. Award budget is $250,000. Application deadline: October 2, 2016. For more information, contact E. Tory Laitila, Registrar, Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, at (808) 768-4105, email tlaitila@honolulu.gov, or check website: www.honolulu.gov/moca.

Air_J: Artist-in-Residence in Japan Call for Artists. The Artist-in-Residence Program in Japan offers a database that provides a comprehensive listing of available opportunities. Deadline: Varies by location. For more information, visit their website: en.air-j.info/.

The Foundation Center Nonprofit Webinar: Proposal Budgeting Basics. The Foundation Center offers an introductory course on creating an effective budget for a grant proposal. This self-paced webinar is geared for the novice grantseeker and covers topics such as: what is included under the “personnel” section and how to calculate it; what level of detail is needed for non-personnel expenses; how to determine reasonable costs; what types of expenses can be included in the “overhead” category. Ongoing. Visit Grant Space www.grantspace.org for more information and registration.

The Foundation Center Nonprofit Webinar: Grantseeking Basics. The Foundation Center offers an introductory course that provides an overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. This 45-minute-long recorded webinar covers what you need to have in place before you seek a grant, what you need to know about grantmakers and how nonprofits are supported, and how you identify funding partners. Ongoing. Visit Grant Space www.grantspace.org for more information and registration.

The Foundation Center Nonprofit Webinar: Proposal Budgeting Basics. The Foundation Center offers a free introductory course on creating an effective budget for a grant proposal. This self-paced webinar is geared for the novice grantseeker and covers topics such as: what is included under the “personnel” section and how to calculate it; what level of detail is needed for non-personnel expenses; how to determine reasonable costs; what types of expenses can be included in the “overhead” category. Ongoing. Visit Grant Space for more information.