Opportunities for Artists

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.

Presenter Consortium for Jazz. Chamber Music America provides support to consortiums of three U.S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. small jazz ensembles to perform at each presenter’s venue. Additional funding is available to each presenter that invites one of the 171 New Jazz Works grantee ensembles to perform its CMA-commissioned work www.chamber-music.org/programs. Supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Application deadline: FEB. 7, 2014, for the June 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015 granting period. For more information, contact: Jeanette Vuocolo, Program Director, CMA Jazz at jvuocolo@chamber-music.org, or check website: www.chamber-music.org.

2014 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 inviting applications for the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The twelve award-winning programs will 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. In addition, winners will receive an award plaque, the opportunity to attend the Annual Awardee Conference in Washington, DC in the summer of 2014, and will be featured on the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award website. After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs sponsored by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations; educational institutions (e.g., preschools; elementary, middle, and high schools; universities; and colleges), arts centers, community service organizations, businesses, and eligible government entities are encouraged to consider submitting an application. Programs applying for the award must meet all of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award’s Eligibility CriteriaThe deadline for application submissions is FEB. 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m. PST. Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process. For more information or to apply, click here: www.nahyp.org.

Creative Capital Grants for Visual Arts. Creative Capital, a national non-profit organization supporting individual artists, announces its 2014 round of grants in Visual Arts and Moving Image (Film/Video) will open on February 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The grants are intended to help artists realize specific projects while building their capacity to sustain their careers for the long-term. To be eligible to apply for Creative Capital, an artist must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident with at least five years professional experience as a working artist. Students and those under the age of 25 are not eligible. Applications accepted: February 3-28, 2014. Additional information can be found at the following links: Application home page http://creative-capital.org/apply, Letter of Inquiry questions http://creative-capital.org/content/docs/Creative_Capital_LOI_basic_info.pdf, and a recorded info session www.instantpresenter.com.

Call for Artists: Temporary Sculpture Garden in Newport Beach, California. The City of Newport Beach seeks ten sculptures for its inaugural sculpture garden exhibition. Artworks will be prominently showcased in the heart of Newport Beach at the newly created Civic Center Park for a period of two years (Summer 2014 – Summer 2016). The 14-acre, oceanview site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as a sculpture garden. The honorarium will range from $2,500 to $6,000. Submission deadline: FEB. 28, 2014. Details about the project are available here http://artsoc.org/pdfs/NB_SculptureGarden_RFP.pdf or contact kcolby@artsoc.org.

New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development. Through this program, Chamber Music America supports the creation and performance of new works by U.S. jazz ensembles, as well as activities that extend the life of the work. Supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Application deadline: MARCH 7, 2014, for the July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017 granting period. For more information, contact: Jeanette Vuocolo, Program Director, CMA Jazz at jvuocolo@chamber-music.org, or check website: www.chamber-music.org.

Chamber Music America: Classical Commissioning. U.S. ensembles and presenters of classical, contemporary, and world music apply to this program for support to commission and perform new chamber works by American composers. Works may represent any of the musical styles associated with contemporary classical music. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the CMA Commissioning Endowment Fund. Application deadline: MARCH 21, 2014, for the July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017 granting period. For more information, contact: Jeanette Vuocolo, Program Director, CMA Jazz at jvuocolo@chamber-music.org, or check website: www.chamber-music.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.