Opportunities for Artists

2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is accepting applications for the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The twelve award-winning programs this year will each receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President’s Committee’s Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama, at a ceremony at the White House. After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs are encouraged to apply. Application deadline: February 2, 2016, 5:00 PM PST. Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process.  More information and application materials available online: www.nahyp.org.

Artists of Hawai‘i 2017. The Honolulu Museum of Art’s biennial exhibition Artists of Hawai‘i marks its 62nd year in 2017. Launched in 1950, the open-call exhibition showcases the quality and diversity of art being made in Hawai‘i. Submissions for Artists of Hawai‘i 2017 are being accepted until February 8, 2016. From the submissions, museum curators will select a group of artists to develop work. Curators will conduct up to three studio visits with each artist to select works for the exhibition. The prospectus is available online at: honolulumuseum.org.

National Career Awards Competition in Musical Theater 2016. The National Society of Arts and Letters – Hawai‘i Chapter (NSAL) has launched it’s open call for submissions in Musical Theater Competition for 2016. The first place winner of the Hawai‘i Chapter will advance to the National NSAL Competition in Phoenix, AZ competing for a $10,000 prize and a chance to perform at the Career Award Dinner in May 2016. All expenses paid. Prizes to be awarded: $5,000 First Place, $2,500 Second Place and $1,500 Third Place. NSAL – Hawai‘i Chapter Competition will be held on March 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Diamond Head Theater. Submission postmark deadline: February 28, 2016. Applications are available online at: https://www.facebook.com/NSALhawaiichapter/. For more information email: Berryexecassit@gmail.com or check the National Society of Arts and Letters website: http://arts-nsal.org.

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.