Opportunities for Artists

Kress Interpretive Fellow. The Kress Interpretive Fellow at the Honolulu Museum of Art will contribute to in-depth research on the museum’s European and Arts of the Philippines collections, with a focus on identifying and describing connections between these two areas of the museum’s collections. This is a full time, temporary position with benefits; the salary is $30,000. Dates: August 1, 2015 – July 30, 2016 one year temporary position. Minimum Qualifications: B.A. in art history, art education, studio art, or museum studies; interest in graduate study or professional placement in the above or related fields; research experience; and experience working with audiences of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. For more details, check website: honolulumuseum.org.

Design Competition for the National World War One Memorial. The World War I Centennial Commission has opened design competition for the National World War One Memorial in Washington, DC. The competition will be a two-stage process, and is an open, international competition, open to any professionals, university-level students, or any other interested participants. Both stages of the competition will be evaluated by a jury of individuals representing the government, the arts, and the citizens of Washington, DC. The deadline for Stage I submissions is July 21, 2015, and Stage II finalists will be announced August 4, 2015. The Commission expects to announce the design selection in January 2016. For details about the competition, check website: www.worldwar1centennial.org.

National Endowment for the Arts Funding for Organizations: Art Works. This grant supports the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. Application deadline: July 23, 2015. Check website for detailed information and guidelines: Art Works.

Artist-in-Residence Studio (A.I.R. Studio) in Paducah, Kentucky is accepting applications from visual artists, writers and composers. The program welcomes self-motivated, focused artists working in a range of traditional and non-traditional media.The duration of the residency is two weeks to three months. Collaborative artists and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. The residency affords the artist time and space for focused, independent studio work, the development of new ideas and experimentation. A.I.R. Studio also features gallery space for exhibiting work during the residency. Opportunities to work in collaboration with other artists and galleries in the Paducah community are often available. Visiting artists may also conduct workshops, for the public, during their residency. The studio space and living quarters are handicap accessible. The studio area features a large, open workspace and is not media specific. Accommodations may be made upon request for residents requiring access to specific studio equipment. Living quarters include a sleeping area, kitchenette, and bathroom. The space is snug but large enough to accommodate a couple. Rent is $875 per month, or $550 for two weeks, inclusive of utilities. Transportation, materials, food and additional expenses are the responsibility of the artists. Length of stay is negotiable. Application deadline for March – December 2016 residencies: November 7, 2015. Please direct inquiries to: A.I.R. Studio Paducah, c/o Blue Door Studios, 3704 Otis Street (Read), Mount Ranier, MD 20712; email: airstudiopaducah@gmail.com, call (202) 438-5710, or check website: http://airstudiopaducah.com/.

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.

Public Art San Antonio: 2014 Call for Artists Qualifications. The City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture & Creative Development’s Public Art division, Public Art San Antonio (PASA) seeks artists for potential inclusion in the Capital Projects Artist Pool (CPAP), a roster of pre-qualified artists to be considered for upcoming opportunities to create new public artwork for various projects in parks, plazas, streetscapes, and facilities throughout the City in conjunction with City-funded capital improvements. Selected artists shall remain active for a two-year period. Artists that were selected as a result of the 2013 Call for Artists need not apply. Artists who previously applied to this call and were not selected are encouraged to reapply. Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process. This opportunity is open to all practicing, professional artists working in any media and who reside in the United States. Click on the link to view the entire call: www.publicartist.org.

The Business of the Arts is a Hawai‘i Public Radio program hosted by Judy Neale on Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. This weekly one-hour radio program illuminates the business of operating non-profit arts organizations in Hawai‘i as well as examines other nonprofit organizations whose work contributes to or enhances the Hawai‘i arts and cultural community. For program information, check the website: www.hawaiipublicradio.org.