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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.

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.


Request for Proposal - YoloArts - Deadline: Open until filled
The Teaching Artist will provide curriculum and instruction for three, twelve-session, after school classes for students in grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-6 at a single site in Woodland, CA. Teaching Artists are contracted per program opportunity. For more information, click here. 

Call for Artists - Reno Arts & Culture Commission - Deadline: January 3, 2022
The Reno Arts & Culture Commission is looking for an artist/artist team to design and create a large-scale mural on the exterior of the City Hall Parking Garage. For more information, click here.

RFQ - City of Davis - Deadline: January 28, 2021
This public art piece will be the final phase of a recent transportation improvement project that includes a new multi-use path that extends from the Southwest corner of the recently developed “Cannery” neighborhood, under the Covell Boulevard overcrossing at the railroad tracks and then up to the existing path on the south side of Covell Boulevard. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - Reno Arts & Culture Commission - Deadline:  January 3, 2022
The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission (RACC) invites you to submit your qualifications to be eligible for a $30,000 public art commission for the Truckee River Pedestrian Pathway in Reno, Nevada. For more information, click here.

RFP - City of Sparks - Deadline: January 14, 2022
The City of Sparks is looking for an Arts Policy Consultant. The goal of this project is to work with staff, council, stakeholders, and residents to establish arts and culture policies and write municipal codes to give the city of Sparks a road map for arts projects and programs that are reflective of the city and sets up the city for success. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - Reno Arts & Culture Commission - Deadline: January 31, 2022
The Reno Arts & Culture Commission is looking for an artist/artist team to design and create art for Somersett West Park in the Somersett planned community. The goals for the project include: creating a unique character for a specific area of town, increasing public awareness of art, enhancing the park space, and broadening visitors’ perspectives of public spaces within the City. 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.


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.

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.