Opportunities for Artists

Nonprofit Webinar: How to Ask for Money from Individuals. The Foundation Center offers this free interactive webinar to help organizations fundraise from individual donors. Learn how to avoid some common mistakes in fundraising from individuals and learn the facts about who gives away money and who can be asked for a donation. Take away specific language to make a strong ask, which is based on relationship-building and relationships you already have. Scheduled May 14, 2014 (8 a.m. Hawaii Time). Click here to register: How to Ask for Money Webinar.

Nonprofit Webinar: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement. This VolunteerMatch webinar provides an introduction to using social media in your organization’s volunteer recruitment and engagement. This includes examples of successful Twitter, Facebook, YouTube pages, and blogs that other nonprofits have used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. The webinar also covers the “dos and don’ts” of social media management and other resources. Scheduled May 15, 2014 (8 a.m. Hawaii Time). Click here to register: Social Media Webinar.

Artists in Residence at Caldera (Oregon) Call for Applications. Youth arts organization Caldera, located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, provides month-long residencies to individual and collaborative groups from January through March of every year. Residencies are open to national and international artists in any discipline, as well as creative thinkers in engineering, design and the sciences, who have emerged and established themselves beyond university training. Artists are provided a private A-frame cabin for the duration of their residency. Visual artists work in one of Caldera’s two studios. Campbell Studio is for visual artists of all kinds, and also includes a kiln. Studio B is primarily for photographers and printmakers and includes a darkroom and etching press. Application deadline: June 15, 2014. For additional information, check website: www.calderaarts.org or contact the Artists in Residence program director at Elizabeth.Quinn@CalderaArts.org with questions.

PLURAL+ 2014 Youth Video Contest Call for Entries. The PLURAL+ Video Festival is a showcase of young people’s perspectives on migration, diversity and social inclusion. Entrants must be youth between the ages of 9-25. Winners of the three age categories (9-12 years old; 13-17 years old; 18-25 years old) will each receive $1,000. Submission deadline: June 27, 2014, 12 midnight (Eastern time). Details on the festival can be found on their website: pluralplus.unaoc.org.

Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellowship Call for Applications. The Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute is available to an emerging visual artist 25 years and older who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects. Artist Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a room with private bath, a beautiful, well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend. Founded in 1985, the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) provides a unique opportunity for emerging artists to pursue creative projects without interruption. SFAI supports over 50 residents per year and offers a cohesive, arts-focused environment that creates the ideal working conditions for resident artists. One fellowship is awarded annually to emerging artists who demonstrate strong artistic ability and whose evolving practice is at a pivotal moment in its development. Application deadline: July 5, 2014. Additional details are available at the Foundation’s website: www.harpofoundation.org.

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. For more information, check website: www.grantspace.org.

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.

Artist-in-Residence Studio (A.I.R. Studio) in Paducah, Kentucky is accepting applications from visual artists, writers and composers for its 2013-14 program year. 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. Applications accepting on an ongoing basis. Please direct inquiries to: Erin Hebert, A.I.R. Studio, 621 Madison St., Paducah, KY 42001; email: airstudiopaducah@gmail.com or check website: airstudiopaducah.blogspot.com.

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.