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Opportunities Outside of the OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE


Artists Calls / Auditions / Nominations


Education: Workshops / Webinars / Conferences

Other Opportunities

If you have an arts-related opportunity you would like posted on our page, please email Please note, the listings on this page do not constitute or imply any endorsements or recommendations; the listings provided are for the user's information and convenience purposes only.


Various Job Opportunities in the Arts 
The following websites regularly post listings of jobs in the arts, museums, and nonprofits. Check often for updates!

California Arts Council Job Page
California Association of Museums Job Page
The Impact Foundry


California Art Leaders Investments (CALI) Accelerator - Center for Cultural Innovation – 15th of every month
CALI Accelerator is a grant program that supports professional development activities that enable grantees to be influential in shaping their discipline, organization, or the broader arts and culture field. Individuals meeting the CALI Accelerator program eligibility criteria below may apply for one grant of up to $1,000 per year to support the direct costs of proposed leadership activities. Click here for the guidelines.

Quick Grant Program - Center for Cultural Innovation - 15th of every month
The Quick Grant program provides professional development funds to San Francisco Bay Area arts organizations and individual artists in the State of California, to enroll in workshops, attend conferences, and to work with consultants and coaches in order to build administrative capacity, hone business skills, and strengthen the economic sustainability of an organization or arts practice. Click here for the guidelines.

Poets & Writers - Funding for Readings and Workshops - ongoing
Organizations that sponsor readings and workshops in California may apply for grants to be used for writers' fees. Organizations that may apply for grants include: colleges, cultural centers, museums, libraries, correctional facilities, hospitals, small presses, community centers, senior centers, places of worship, bookstores, cafés, galleries, and theaters.  Nonprofit status is not required.  Events must be open to the public, with the exception of events taking place in institutions such as prisons and nursing homes. Please submit your application at least eight weeks before the proposed event. Click here for the guidelines.

Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant Program - ongoing
The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides up to $6,000 in emergency support to US-based visual artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing, who have suffered significant losses after natural or man-made disasters that have affected a region on a broad scale. Artists can apply to the Foundation for funding for up to three years after such an event. For more information, click here.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation - ongoing
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation will only fund young artists who are pursuing their studies or are in the early or developmental stage of their career, are working in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking, and demonstrate the determination and talent to pursue a lifetime career in their art practice. For more information, click here.

Roy W. Dean Film Grants - Multiple deadlines
There are three Roy W. Dean Film Grants available each year for documentaries, narrative features, web series, and short films. One for Spring, Summer, and Fall. For more information, click here.

Harpo Grants for Individual Artists - Deadline: April 30, 2021
This grant provides direct support to under-recognized artists ages 21+. FOr more information, click here.

Native Launchpad - Deadline: May 4, 2021
Native Launchpad provides Indigenous artists with tools and resources needed to further their careers and introduce them to the world of arts presenting and management. For more information, click here.


Call for Artists - Pence Gallery Emerging Artist Award & Exhibit  - Deadline: April 7, 2021
The Pence Gallery announces that its annual Emerging Artist Award is now open for applications. This award supports the creation of new work by emerging artists in California and the opportunity to share that work through an exhibit. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - Elk Grove Fine Arts Center - Deadline: April 9, 2021
The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is now accepting applications for their competition show, "Landscapes of Northern California." For more information, click here.

RFQ - City of Palo Alto Public Art Commission - Deadline: April 15, 2021
The City of Palo Alto Public Art Program is seeking qualifications from Bay Area and California-based visual artists and graphic designers to submit qualifications to be considered for an upcoming temporary mural project. The artwork will be installed on a construction site barrier in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, click here.

RFQ - San Francisco Arts Commission - Deadline: April 16, 2021
The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for the 2022 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series. The total budget is $12,000 inclusive of the artist fee, poster designs, digital file preparation, and proofing. For more information, click here.

Call to Artists - Arts League of Lincoln - Deadline: April 22, 2021
The Arts League of Lincoln is now accepting submissions for their "Small Feats of Clay" exhibition, juried by Gary Dinnen. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - Elk Grove Fine Arts Center - Deadline: June 11, 2021
The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is now accepting applications for their competition show, "All Creatures Great and Small." For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - Elk Grove Fine Arts Center - Deadline: August 13, 2021
The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is now accepting applications for their competition show, "Colors of Humanity." For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - Sacramento Songwriter Circle - Deadline: Ongoing
The Sacramento Songwriter Circle is seeking local musicians, songwriters, and singers for the Sacramento Songwriter Showcase. This includes solo artists and bands. All work submitted must be original, with a minimum of three songs. For more information, click here.


NARS Artist Residency - Deadline: April 19, 2021
The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation Artist in Residency Program supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies. The program is open to both International and US-Based artists, creating a shared space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time. For more information, click here.

Seattle Office of Arts and Culture - Deadline: April 19, 2021
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle City Light (SCL), will commission one artist/artist team to serve as an artist-in-residence for the development of an Arts Master Plan. During the residency, the artist will work with SCL staff to research and investigate the work of SCL in order to create a master plan that will guide and inform future public art commissions. For more information, click here.

Sonoma Community Center Ceramics Residency Program - Deadline: April 19, 2021
The Ceramic Artist in Residence program offers a self- directed emerging or established ceramic artist a supportive work environment to explore ideas and create a cohesive body of work. We offer two, 6-month, all-inclusive residencies per year for potters or ceramic sculptors. For more information, click here.

UC Berkeley Macrosystems Ecology Laboratory Residency - Deadline: April 30, 2021
The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management have funding for an artist to become part of the community, and to create bold and exciting work inspired by these ideas and their interactions with our research team. For more information, click here.

Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist-in-Residence Program - Deadline: varies
This three week residency program brings together three different "Master Artists" from different disciplines, who determine the requirements and basic structure of their residency. Through an application process, they select eight "Associate Artists" to participate. The program provides a collegial environment ideal for exchanging ideas, inspiration of new work, and cross-fertilization of disciplines. For more information, click here.

18th Street Arts Center Visiting Residency Program - Deadline: ongoing
The 18th Street Arts Center's visiting artist residency program has hosted more than 500 artists from around the world. There are 4 live/work studios where artist are in residence from 1-3 months at a time. The program hosts artists of all disciplines  and is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. For more information, click here.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts - Deadline: varies
Bemis Center currently has four residency opportunities available. For more information, click here.


TechSoup Technology Assistance - ongoing
TechSoup offers managed IT services, technology training courses and webinars, and help with social media analytics for nonprofit organizations.

A Digital Classroom Just for You - various dates
In need of practical solutions and a bit of inspiration to advance your programming, organization and career? Can't make it out to a conference? Need a cohort of experts and peers? If you answered yes to any of those questions then a Digital Classroom is right for you. Americans for the Arts (AFTA) offers a digital classroom series to increase your success in the arts. Build your arts administration skills, network and knowledge with one of the three fall classroom options - Arts Leadership, Arts Marketing or Public Art Digital Classrooms. More information.

Marin Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare for Social Justice Workshop
This workshop will give people an opportunity to learn about the organization's work teaching Shakespeare and and autobiographical theatre in the California State Prison system, and to learn through the experience of the workshop whether it might be a good fit to volunteer with the program. The workshop will be led by Lynn Baker-Nauman, the lead teaching artist for Marin Shakespeare Company and will take place at the Wellspring Women's Center. For more information, click here.


Midtown Performance Space Rental Opportunity
Colloquially nicknamed CLARA, the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts is a cultural amenity located in Midtown, providing studio and performance space for professional and community-based arts groups. CLARA’s 1,950 square-foot auditorium is available for hourly rental for rehearsal or performance. This sun-drenched space features hardwood floors, large windows and fresh white walls. Click here for rates and other information.