Professional Opportunities

Please contact ASCA Community Arts Program Director Charlie Sears at charles(dot)sears(at)alaska.gov. Stay well, and we are grateful for all that you do! (latest update:11/29/2022 – Resources are ordered from newest to oldest)


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Professional Development and Networking

  • 25th Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest! – Contest Entry Deadline is 11:59 pm, December 16, 2022
    https://homerart.org/community/writers-contest-entry/
  • NATIVE LAUNCHPAD – Native Launchpad is the cornerstone program of Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP), Western Arts Alliance’s national initiative to create new touring and presentation opportunities for US-based Indigenous performing artists. 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. https://www.westarts.org/native-launchpad
  • Upcoming Webinars at The Access/VSA International Network Webinar Series: https://kec.memberclicks.net/webinars

Artists Residencies

  • Call for Native Artist Residency Applications -The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum are looking for Alaska Native artists to apply to the 2023 Native Artist Residency program.Residencies are 21-22 days long and occur:July 7-July 28
    August 18-September 9
    September 15-October 6
    October 7-October 28
    All four residency positions include a $2,000 artist stipend, a $660 food stipend, and travel to and from Sitka. While in residence, artists create art in an open studio-like format in the museum gallery and engage with the community through: 1) Cultural Consultations; 2) Artist Talks; and 3) teaching an art form or art forms.

    https://lam.alaska.gov/press/releases/Call-for-Native-Artist-Residency-Applicants

    If you have questions about the program or application, please email Jacqueline.Fernandez-Hamberg@alaska.gov or call (907) 747-8904. Applications are due Dec. 22, 2022.

Calls for Art and Requests for Proposals

  • 2023 LEAD Conference Request for Proposals – The Kennedy Center’s Office of Accessibility is seeking proposals for the 2023 LEAD Conference that approach accessibility from a human and civil rights perspective; provide practical information addressing current trends and opportunities in this field; actively engage participants through discussion and/or hands-on activities; explore accessibility for a variety of cultural arts organizations, including performing arts centers, museums, theaters, state arts agencies, parks, zoos, and arenas; and are designed for new, mid-career, and/or seasoned professionals.

    Deadline Extended: Proposals must be submitted by December 10, 2022, at 11:59 PM EDT. 

    https://www.cvent.com/c/abstracts/8fed584d-1899-4d5b-bd1f-410ff4316ffb

Employment Opportunities

  • Sealaska Heritage Institute  – Education Coordinator, Makerspace Instructors, School-Based Cultural Specialist, and more. Visit the website at https://www.sealaskaheritage.org/about/careers for a complete listing and information.