Opportunities

Call for Entries

The Hunting Art Prize

Deadline: November 30, 2008

The Hunting Art Prize, sponsored by the international oil services company Hunting PLC, is a Texas-wide competition open to established artists, talented newcomers and promising amateurs. The $50,000 award is the most generous art prize given annually in the United States. The competition is open to Texas-based artists who are 18 years of age or older. Artwork submitted for consideration must be a single two-dimensional painting or drawing no larger than 72" on any one side. Artists can sign up using the electronic form at www.huntingartprize.com.

Grants

Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program

Deadline for Applications: September 22, 4:59 p.m. ES

The Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program announces its third round of grants as part of the Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Initiative. The Arts Writers Grant Program recognizes and supports individual writers working on contemporary visual art through project-based grants ranging from $3,000 - $50,000. Writers who meet the program's eligibility requirements are invited to apply for grants in the following categories: articles, short-form writing, and blogs/new and alternative media. (Please note that the program also funds book projects; however, the deadline for applications to this category has already passed.)

Call for Nominations

Nominations for State Poet Laureate, Musician, Visual Artists

The Texas Commission on the Arts
Deadline: October 5, 2008

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is seeking nominations for the positions of 2009 and 2010 State Poet Laureate, State Musician, State Two-dimensional Artist and State Three-dimensional Artist.  Any Texas citizen may make up to three nominations per artist category; however, self-nominations will not be accepted.

All qualified nominees must be native Texans or five-year residents of the state.  Candidates must have received recognition for high levels of excellence and success in their respective disciplines.  They also must have received critical reviews in state, regional or national publications.  State artist selections are made using an online nomination form. Multiple submissions, email or telephone nominations will not be considered in the selection process.

Employment Opportunities

Sr. Project Manager for Civic Art + Design

Houston Arts Alliance

The Sr. Project Manager for Civic Art + Design (CA+D) is responsible for primary management of civic art projects for the City of Houston. The position includes a wide range of coordination duties between artists and client representatives and requires numerous off site meetings. Under the supervision of the Director of Civic Art + Design, the Sr. Project Manager guides the development of projects from project development, artists’ search and selection, and artwork fabrication and installation. The position requires verbal, written and interpersonal skills and knowledge of public art. Duties require a high level of organization, independence and decision-making ability, and an interest in the agency’s overall mission, structure, and programs to work with artists, City staff and elected officials. In FY09 it is anticipated that $5.5 million in civic art commissions will begin, including two $1M projects. Contact HAA for a full job description.

Executive Director

Southeast Texas Arts Council— Silsbee

The Southeast Texas Arts Council, Beaumont, Texas is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director to promote arts and humanities programs in a three-county area. Salary $40,000- $43,000 (commensurate with experience). Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and list of references by Friday, September 5, 2008 to: Search Committee, SETAC, 3898 Highway 327 West, Silsbee, Texas 77656. Email submissions accepted at: wledbetter@tnc.org.

Residency & Programs Coordinator

apexart (New York, NY)

apexart is a non-profit arts organization in Lower Manhattan concerned with arts criticism and education rather than promotion. The organization currently has a position for a Residency & Programs Coordinator.

The ideal candidate must have 3+ years experience in program management and have an ability to write and communicate effectively and concisely. Must be willing to work Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-6pm, with some late evenings. Salary is $40,000, or commensurate with experience. Send a resume with salary history, one writing sample, and cover letter explaining how you are suited for the position to info@apexart.org with subject line PROGRAMS POSITION. apexart will only contact those who we wish to interview. No phone calls.

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