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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.


Call for Artists - City of Sunnyvale - Deadline: June 7, 2021
The City of Sunnyvale’s Art in Public Places program seeks to commission an artist, or artistic team, to design and execute original work(s) of art for a large amphitheater located on the grounds surrounding the new City Hall. 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.

RFQ - City of Chicago - Deadline: June 18, 2021
The City of Chicago seeks qualified light-based artists and designers for ambitious new projects that will inspire bright ideas for future growth in our neighborhoods. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza - Deadline: June 21, 2021
The School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza (SOAC) is seeking an artist or artist team to create a public artwork that will be displayed during the annual Day of the Dead Holiday to honor and celebrate the lives of those lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - City of Fremont - Deadline: June 28, 2021
The City of Fremont, California is seeking artist qualifications for the commission of an engaging and permanent public art installation within the under-construction Warm Springs Plaza in the Warm Springs Innovation District. For more information, click here.

Call for Artists - City of Virginia Beach - Deadline: July 2, 2021
The Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department, in partnership with the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, seeks to commission a professional artist to create a series of sculptures which will be placed on the grounds outside of the new Virginia Beach Sports Center. For more information, click here.

RFP - County of Yolo and YoloArts - Deadline: July 16, 2021
The County of Yolo is seeking artists or artist teams with experience in the design, fabrication, and installation of public artworks. Artists are asked to submit their qualifications and a design proposal to be considered for a project to be integrated into Yolo Branch Library in Yolo, CA. 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.


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.