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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 and include a link to all the pertinent information. 

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.

CALI Catalyst - Center for Cultural Innovation - 3 application cycles in 2022
CALI Catalyst provides unrestricted grants of up to $5,000 to California changemakers who are shifting the arts and culture sector in ways that tangibly give underrepresented voices more power and influence. 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.

Behind the Scenes Basic Needs Grant - ongoing
Entertainment technology professionals may be eligible for a grant if you are seriously ill or injured. We will accept applications from anyone who meets our criteria and has been hospitalized with Covid-19. For more information, click here.

Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants - Deadline varies
This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You must demonstrate an urgent and critical need for emergency support in order to apply. Deadlines for each cycle can be found on the website. For more information, click here.

Creative Capital Wild Futures 2023-2024 Award Cycle - Deadline: April 1, 2022
Creative Capital is pleased to announce “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact”— the one-time theme for our next grant cycle in 2023/2024. Over a two-year period, the Creative Capital Awards will provide up to $5 million in grants to help realize 100 artists’ projects with awards of varying amounts up to $50,000 with additional advisory services per project. For more information, click here.


Call for Artists - City of Dublin - Deadline: April 22, 2022
The City of Dublin invites qualified professional artists, or high school student artists working under the supervision of an art teacher or art professional, to submit designs for painted utility boxes, beginning February 14, 2022 through April 22, 2022. All painted utility boxes are City-owned traffic signal boxes. Selected artists will be paid a $1,000 stipend per utility box painted. For more information, click here

Call for Artists - San Benito County Arts Council - Deadline: May 11, 2022
The San Benito County Arts Council, together with Caltrans and the City of Hollister, is administering a Call for Artists and/or Artist Teams to submit their qualifications to create and install a site-specific outdoor sculpture at the corner of Santa Ana Rd and Highway 25. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - Pence Gallery - Deadline: May 13, 2022
The Pence’s Slice exhibit, now in its 10th year, is open to artists residing in California. This is an ‘open theme’ juried exhibit, which showcases art that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art. For more information, click here.

RFQ - City of West Sacramento - Deadline: May 20, 2022
The City of West Sacramento is seeking qualified artist’s or artist teams to provide qualifications for a public art project to be located at West Sacramento, Fire Station 41. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - City of Davis - Deadline: June 3, 2022
As part of a community-driven effort to renovate and enliven N Street Park, the City of Davis and its partner, the Davis Manor Neighborhood Council (DMNC), will commission a professional artist or team of artists to design, fabricate, and install a permanent work of public art. For more information, click here.

Call for Teaching Artists - CLARA - Deadline: June 10, 2022
CLARA Studios has immediate openings for our annual Performing Arts Summer Camp program, taking place in Midtown Sacramento this summer. Please contact Emili Danz, Education Outreach Director, at for more information.

Call for Artists - Yuba Community College District - Deadline: July 13, 2022
Yuba College is seeking an artist that can design a concept and lead a student project to apply the final design on our Marysville Campus’ Performing Arts Theatre (Building 400). The mural should draw together our college and community while paying respect to the building’s role in Arts community in this region. 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.

Capital Stage - Deadline: March 31, 2022
Capital Stage, a professional non-profit theatre company in Sacramento, California, is accepting applications for next season’s Apprentice Company. Capital Stage’s mission is to entertain, engage and challenge our audience with bold, thought provoking theatre. We seek passionate and motivated recent theatre graduates and young theatre artists interested in practical training from professionals in all areas of operations at Capital Stage. 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.

The Artist's Contract
The Artist's Contract website is a hub for free legal contracts for visual artists. It is part of a larger movement to establish better professional practices within the art world. 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.