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! (lastest update: 9/29/2021 – Resources are ordered from newest to oldest)


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Professional Development and Networking

  • Teaching Artist Guild (TAG) cohosting “Our Shared Future: Imagining a New Landscape for Teaching Artists” – Online, December 7-9 Are you interested in teaching artistry and its critical role in strengthening learning as we begin to think about pandemic recovery? We invite you to convene virtually from Dec. 7-9 to network and learn from and with teaching artists. Sessions will focus on the voices of teaching artists and the systems they live in, concluding with each participant’s commitment to action steps to strengthen teaching artistry. We know that teaching artists have the potential to change the world. In this time of immense struggle, join us for artmaking, panel discussions, roundtables and small-group conversations as we collaborate to build more inclusive environments for learners of all ages. Registration for the event will open in October; visit the website at https://teachingartists.com/event/our-shared-future/, or follow Teaching Artist Guild on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  
  • Creative Capital Workshops for Artists for September Creative Capital < https://creative-capital.org/> is a nonprofit organization that has awarded more than $50 million to artists for the creation of groundbreaking new work in the visual arts, performing arts, literature, film, technology, and multidisciplinary practices, including socially-engaged work in all forms. They also provide professional development programs, networking opportunities, and educational resources for arts communities around the world. In September Creative Capital will offer the following online workshops for either a $25 or subsidized fee:  Artist Finances: Mindset & Money with Erika Moore – September 14th Artist Finances: Building a Portfolio Career with Elaine Grogran Luttrull – September 20th Archiving Series: Career Documentation and Your Legacy as an Artist with Antonia Perez -September 29th For complete information and to register for an online workshop or access other education resources, visit the Creative Capital website at https://creative-capital.org/workshops-and-education/.
  • Arts Northwest Annual Conference Registration available! Arts Northwest Conference will be held in Spokane, WA October 11-13. This is a day shorter than the typical schedule. The conference this year will be a hybrid event. You choose how to attend: in-person or virtual. Arts Northwest – Reconnected – October 11-13, 2021 Yes, we’ll be in person (as well as streaming live)! Yes, it’ll be a little different than usual. But isn’t everything? Registration is now open. While some things will be the same, some will be different. This will be a work in progress, but most importantly note the following: Showcasing artists have the option of performing live or using pre-recorded material. More than half are performing live. All showcases will be screened in the Fox Theatre.  We know your finances may be tight, and we are working to make sure everyone who wants to attend – CAN! We look forward to gathering again in the Fall! Visit the Arts Northwest Website at https://www.artsnw.org/conference_overview.php for complete information, membership and registration. 
  • Event Safety Alliance – 2021 Event Safety Summit December 1 – 3, 2021 In-person (Lititz, PA) and online Event Safety Alliance (ESA) is excited to announce the return of the Event Safety Summit on December 1-3, 2021. This year’s event will feature in-person and online attendance options, and is once again made possible in part through the generous support of Take1 Insurance. Registration is now open at http://eventsafetysummit.com. As we emerge from the darkness of face coverings and physical distancing into the bright light of capacity crowds and busy schedules, there is more need than ever to share ideas with smart friends.  Nothing is quite the same as it was before – we must carefully re-enter this changed landscape. Since 2014, the Event Safety Summit has brought together professionals from around the globe and across the entertainment, sports, and corporate event industries to discuss all aspects of safety, security, and health at live events.  Featuring a diverse lineup of presentations, panels, workshops, and networking opportunities, the Event Safety Summit provides attendees with actionable ideas, enables collaboration with and communication among like-minded professionals, and sends attendees home with new motivation to put life safety first in their daily work

Calls for Art and Requests for Proposals

  • The Loewe Foundation has opened the call for entries to the fifth edition of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship. The Loewe Foundation seeks to recognize uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision, technical skill and determination to innovate will set new standards for the future of craft. The winning works will be featured in an exhibition and accompanying catalog in Seoul in Spring 2022. Applications are accepted from 20 July 2021 to 25 October 2021. For complete information and application visit the website at https://craftprize.loewe.com/
  • Bunnell Street Art Center call for Visual Arts Exhibitions for 2023-24 Bunnell’s flagship program opens the first Friday of every month with an artist’s reception, lecture, and demonstration workshops which are free and open to the public. A community tradition established by Bunnell Street Art Center in 1991, exhibitions continue to promote education and artistic awareness for the public, networking, exchange and professional development for Alaskan artists. Bunnell’s Visual Art Exhibition Program, has a national profile and has been funded substantially by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation since 2006. The Visual Arts Exhibition program is sponsored by art sales, individual donors and local business sponsors. Artist call for proposals is open September 1 – October 31 for the 2023 – 2024 exhibiting year. For complete information and application visit the website at https://www.bunnellarts.org/visual-art-exhibitions/ 
  • 2021 Alaska Contemporary Art Bank Call for Art Application Deadline: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 9:59 PMThe Alaska State Council on the Arts is requesting applications to purchase visual artwork for the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank. Alaskan artists are invited to submit up to 6 recent works in any media. Purchased works become part of a lending collection displayed throughout state public areas. Only works priced at or under $4,000 will be considered. https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9249
  • Mental Health Mosaics is seeking ten artists/makers/creators of any medium to ​respond to one of ten different mental-health-related topics through an independent or group project. Selected projects will each receive a $500 honorarium. After submission, we will contact you to schedule a short virtual conversation about your proposal. Please let us know if you require an interpreter or other accessibility accommodations. https://www.outnorth.org/call-for-art.html
  • Alaska State Museum | Cohort B for Preparing Alaska’s Cultural Organizations for Emergencies (PAC) August 25 – December 15, 2021Earthquakes, wildfires, eruptions, and water leaks– disasters both great and small beset Alaska cultural organizations. Through the Preparing Alaska’s Cultural Organizations for Emergencies (PACO) program, staff at collecting institutions across Alaska can access training and coaching resources that will enhance our disaster preparedness and resiliency. From 2021-2022, LAM will lead a comprehensive emergency training program for three cohorts of participants. The training program includes the following:
    1. A four-month online course that guides participants through creating an institutional disaster plan.
    2. A coach assigned to each participating institution who will provide additional support and mentoring to boost participant success.
    3. A three day, hands-on workshop dedicated to disaster recovery conducted at a regional fire training center.

    Visit the website at https://lam.alaska.gov/pacoinfo/about for complete information, eligibility and application.

  • Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Store Seeking Relationships with Alaska Native Artists Are you an established Alaska Native artist with pieces to sell? SHI’s Sealaska Heritage Store buys art. We want to establish long-term relationships with Alaska Native artists who would like to sell through our store in Juneau and online. Visit the store at https://sealaska-heritage-store.myshopify.com/. If you are interested, contact Tammie Hanson at tammie.hanson@sealaska.com or (907) 586-9129.
  • Anchorage Museum | Artist Interventions/Temporary Installations Rolling Deadline The Anchorage Museum is interested in continuing dialogue and working with artists to activate spaces and conversations, as well as to feature ever-changing art forms. The Museum consistently attracts direct engagement by artists and works to curate these opportunities inside the Museum, on the lawn, out in the community and across the globe. Artist interventions take many forms, from readings, to research, conceptual gestures, protests and performances. We work with a variety of media and disciplines, in formal and informal spaces, to support artist actions that prompt, question, play with, and comment on the North, creative practice, institutional practice and relevant issues impacting the community. We work with artists from Alaska and from around the world. Visit the website for more information and to apply at https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/about-us/creative-opportunities/individual-artist-and-collaborative-visual-exhibitions/.

Artists Residencies

  • Storyknife Residency Application Deadline September 30, 2021 – Residencies Available April-OctoberOverlooking Cook Inlet and the heart-stopping grandeur of the Aleutian Mountain Range, Storyknife Writers Retreat, a literary nonprofit located in Homer, Alaska, hosts residencies for women from Alaska, across the United States, and internationally. Residencies at Storyknife in Homer, Alaska, are either for two or four weeks. Resident’s food and lodging is covered during the period of their residency, but travel to and from Homer, Alaska, is the responsibility of the resident. Residents stay in individual cabins & dine at the main house. An on-staff chef is responsible for food preparation. For complete information and application visit the website at https://storyknife.org/ 
  • Dora Maar House in Artist Residency in Ménerbes, France Deadline for applications: October 15 

    In 1997, Nancy B. Negley purchased the former residence of Dora Maar. In a five-year effort, she rehabilitated and updated this spacious eighteenth-century, four-story stone residence in the village of Ménerbes. Her goal was to make it a retreat for scholars, artists, and writers, where they could work undisturbed on their research, art, or writing, for one to two months. Here outstanding midcareer professionals are offered fellowships that enable them to reside in the Dora Maar House and focus on the creative aspects of their work. For complete information and application visit https://maisondoramaar.org/the-fellowships-la-maison-dora-maar/. 

  • National Parks Arts Foundation Artist Residencies upcoming Deadlines 
    • Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida: Application Deadline – November 15, 2021 for residencies beginning September 2023 
    • Fort Union National Monument in New Mexico: Application Deadline – October 29, 2021 for residencies in April and October 2022 

     The National Parks Art Foundation (NPAF) is a non-profit offering Artist-in-Residence Programs, Museum In-Loan Programs, and Workshops inspired by our National Parks, National Monuments, and World Heritage Sites. For information and applications go to https://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/ 

Employment Opportunities

  • The Alaska Humanities Forum is looking for a Workshop Coordinator who is a self-motivated individual with a curious mind and wide-ranging interests, excellent written and oral communication skills, an outgoing and amiable personality, the ability to work independently, highly organized, and experience juggling multiple projects simultaneously. The coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Forum’s work by organizing and delivering facilitation workshops that work to bridge distance and difference across the state. https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/akhf/pages/18/attachments/original/1630627986/Workshop_Coordinator_Job_Description_%282%29.pdf?1630627986 
  • The Alaska Humanities Forum is looking for an Education Program Manager for the C3 (Creating Cultural Competence) program. The manager will work primarily with the North Slope Aullaġvik (A Place to Camp) program, as well as manage social media for the education programs. Candidates should have a background in education in rural Alaska and a bachelor’s degree, and be curious, organized, and resourceful. The position requires occasional travel, and possibly includes up to five days at a remote camp site during the summer.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UwUjhwINbdxjKn-4hHzpM5VKpBUzmLcg/view 
  • Alaska Public Media seeks Creative Services AssociateBrand Manager, FM Broadcast Engineer, Reporter/Producer, TV Program Associate, and Content Intern 

    Alaska Public Media is a broad-based public media organization that delivers television, radio, and web content. AKPM is the source for NPR radio and PBS television for Southcentral Alaska and stewards the public media statewide news collaboration. For complete information, job descriptions, and application, visit the website at https://www.alaskapublic.org/about/careers/