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July 21, 2014

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Cooperative Marketing Program
Provides Broward-based, not-for-profit cultural organizations with reduced advertising rates and a recognizable presence through larger media placements.
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Port Everglades T-4 Solar Lamp Post Project
In partnership with Port Everglades, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork for attachment to eight (8) solar-powered concrete street lamps located at the entrance and periphery of the parking lot adjacent to Cruise Terminal 4 (T-4) at Port Everglades. The selected artist or artist team’s unique approach to the project is welcomed and the desired effect is an aesthetic impact that reinforces the notion that Port Everglades is a world-class seaport.
Deadline: August 11, 2014
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Port Everglades Entryway Project
In partnership with Port Everglades, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one or more artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install site specific artwork for the North security checkpoint entry to Port Everglades and at specific locations along Eisenhower Boulevard. Port Everglades, at their discretion may expand the project scope of work to use some or all of the design and art concepts proposed for the Eisenhower Boulevard gate on other existing gates, specifically at Eller Drive and Spangler Boulevard gates, to achieve uniform of imagery at all entryways.
Deadline: August 15, 2014
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Observers Program – Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation is accepting applications from emerging directors and choreographers interested in observing the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at leading regional theaters across the country. Twenty-five individuals will receive the opportunity along with a weekly stipend of at least $225, plus a project travel stipend.
Deadline: July 31, 2014
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Exhibition Grants – Terra Foundation for American Art
In recognition of the importance of experiencing original works of art, the Terra Foundation for American Art supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980. To be eligible, institutions must have 501(c)(3) status or the international equivalent. Grants are not made to individuals.
Spring Award Deadlines: Letter of Inquiry – August 1, 2014 | Proposal – October 15, 2014
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21st Century Solutions – NBCUniversal Foundation – Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties
The NBCUniversal Foundation is partnering with NBC South Florida to launch 21st Century Solutions, its third annual grant challenge for local non-profit organizations implementing new and innovative programs in Media Arts. The first place grant recipient will receive a $50,000 grant and two runners-up will each receive $25,000, totaling $100,000 in grants for South Florida.
Deadline: August 8, 2014
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YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts — National YoungArts Foundation — Miami, FL
The National YoungArts Foundation, with the generous support of The Related Group, has established the YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts, the first of several residency programs in the visual, literary, design and performing arts the organization. The YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts, open to emerging and mid-career artists across the country, provides artists with time, space and resources; helps them forge key relationships; and gives them the chance to work in Miami and engage with its community. Artists participating in the program will receive an honorarium of up to $10,000, a stipend, three-12 weeks of housing and the opportunity to work with master artists and curators.
Deadline: August 15, 2014
Fee: $35
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flag: new item Bridging Cultures Grant — National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges grants are intended to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at community colleges or community college systems. Grants are used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future. Projects must focus on the theme of Bridging Cultures. NEH expects to award five to seven grants of up to $120,000 each in outright funds.
Deadline: August 21, 2014
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Design your own show for FAT Village Artwalk – World and Eye Arts Center – Fort Lauderdale
World and Eye Arts Center is offering an opportunity to design and hang work in the vibrant artist community in FAT Village during the artwalk on August 30th. For August only there is a discount on exhibition rentals making the rental price $400 for the entire space. So gather a group or have a solo show! Include JPEGs or websites for all artists involved, the name and theme of the show and your contact information with your proposal.
Date: August 30, 2014
Email letters of interest to Director Jean Minuchin at
For more information, call 954-540-9897

flag: new item USArtists International 2015 Grants — Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
The 2015 USArtists International program provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists from across the country who have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and, new this year, performing arts markets anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Grants generally range from $1000–10,000. There are a total of three grant rounds.
For more information, contact Brigid Zuknick at
Deadlines: Round 1 - September 5, 2014 | Round 2 – December 5, 2014 | Round 3 – April 17, 2015
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Business for the Arts of Broward - Cultural Tour
Go behind the scenes of Broward County's Cultural Treasures. Tour bus leaves from ArtServe promptly at 9 a.m. Breakfast (8:30 a.m.) and lunch will be provided. Venues will include: ArtServe, NSU's Museum of Art l Fort Lauderdale, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Science, Sailboat Bend Artists' Lofts and many more.
Date: September 26, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m.
To register, contact Robyn Vegas at
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2015 Young Artists Prize — National YoungArts Foundation
The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (between the ages of 15 and 18 or in grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue a career in the arts. Each year up to seven hundred students are selected from across the country as national winners. Each winner will receive a grant of up to $10,000, have the opportunity to attend YoungArts programs, and partake in master classes with internationally renowned artists, workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and exhibitions.
Deadline: October 17, 2014
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flag: new item Volunteers needed for Art Fallout 2014 — Girls’ Club — Fort Lauderdale
Each year starting in 2010, Girls’ Club has organized the community-wide art event Art Fallout to highlight the growing presence and production of contemporary art in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Girls’ Club connects with various art venues, artist studios, museums, galleries and alternative spaces to present a city-wide artwalk-style event. Volunteers are needed to spread awareness of the event, install and de-install artworks at different locations, document with photo and video, staff shuttle buses and help guide visitors to participating destinations.
Event Date: October 18, 2014
Info Sessions/Orientation Dates: August 29th | September 27th | October 10th
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flag: new item Dissertation Fellowships in American Art — Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS
ACLS invites applications for the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art designated for graduate students in any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing. Ten fellowships are available for a non-renewable, one-year term beginning between June and September 2015 for the 2015-16 academic year. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, attention to the art object and/or image should be foremost. The fellowship includes a stipend of $25,000 plus up to $2000 in travel allowance.
Deadline: October 22, 2014
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NFP Executive Director – Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital – Coral Springs
The Board of Directors of the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital (SNC) is recruiting an Executive Director. This position requires strong leadership and fundraising capabilities in support of SNC's mission of educating the public about South Florida’s unique culture, environment, and the many species it contains, to promote healthy living, outdoor activity, and to provide excellent care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. Responsibilities include supervision of staff, coordination of fundraising activities, facilities management, programming, member relations, and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders.
Deadline: August 4, 2014
Email resume and cover letter to
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flag: new item Membership to Arts and Culture Board — City of Oakland Park
The City of Oakland Park is seeking seven talented and dedicated individuals to sit on their newly formed Arts and Culture Board. Prospective Arts and Culture Board members must have demonstrated experience in the realm of art and culture: artist, architect, urban planner, cultural educator/administrator, public art, and residents involved in arts and/or community affairs. Three members of the Board can be nonresidents.
For more information, call Kathleen S. Margoles at 954-630-4240
Submit an application online at

flag: new item Membership Coordinator — Young At Art Museum — Davie
Responsible for developing and implementing the museum’s membership program; managing and maintaining the Altru database on donors, members, media and prospects; and assisting the Director of Development & Marketing and Marketing Manager with support as needed.
Email cover letter and resume to
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flag: new item Marketing Manager — Young At Art Museum — Davie
Responsible for bringing the message of Young At Art Museum to the community by developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing and media relations plan and budget. Work with all departments to effectively market exhibits, classes, camps, guest artists and special events in order to meet revenue budgets.
Email cover letter and resume to
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flag: new item Temporary Graphic Design Assistant — NSU’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
The Graphic Design Assistant will work as a member of the Museum's Communications Department on internal and external communications and marketing of Museum exhibitions, programs, membership and events. Job functions include designing print and digital marketing materials including: brochures, invitations (print and digital), advertisements, signage, posters, rack cards, banners, newsletters, and PowerPoint presentations.
Submit resume, cover letter and portfolio online
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flag: new item Technical Coordinator — Broward Center for the Performing Arts — Fort Lauderdale
The Technical Coordinator supports the PPH General Manager/VP of Operations at the Parker Playhouse through the optimal execution of all aspects of technical support, production support, and service to all Parker Playhouse customers.
Email resume in a Word document to
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flag: new item Event Services Coordinator — Broward Center for the Performing Arts — Fort Lauderdale
The Event Services Coordinator supports the Vice President of Operations in maximizing the utilization of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) and the Parker Playhouse (PPH) to facilitate the successful execution of all events and to create a positive experience for partners, users, attendees, and Performing Arts Center Authority (PACA) Staff.
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Manager, BCCSA Contracts — United Way of Broward County — Fort Lauderdale
United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (UW BCCSA), a division of United Way, is the county’s drug free coalition dedicated to preventing as well as reducing substance use/abuse and all its devastating consequences on individuals, families and communities. UW BCCSA is looking to add a dynamic experienced Manager, BCCSA Contracts to their team. The successful candidate will manage substance abuse and mental health (prevention) contracts and should have a broad experience in agency & community relations, quality control and contractual operations.
Email resume and salary requirements to
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24th Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show — Arts Council, Inc — Martin County, FL
The Arts Council of Martin County, Florida invites artists residing in Florida to participate in its 24th Annual Juried Arts Show. Selected works will be exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center. Awards include First, Second, Third and Three Honorable Mentions. A 20% donation benefiting the Arts Council, Inc. will be deducted from all sales.
Deadline: July 25, 2014
Fee: $30 for one entry, $5 for each additional entry with a maximum of 3 entries
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QUILTED – Public Art Chattanooga – Chattanooga, TN
Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) and the Chattanooga Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB), are seeking proposals for original, two-dimensional designs that will be printed and installed on multiple sidewalks throughout downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Three designs will be selected for production and installed for up to six months beginning in September 2014. The selected artists/designers will receive a $2,000 honorarium for their design. Proposed artwork should be in the spirit and language of quilts (i.e. pattern, geometry and color).
Deadline: July 31, 2014
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South Miami Art Festival — Chamber South — South Miami, FL
Chamber South invites you to apply to the 43rd Annual Chamber South South Miami Art Festival, a fine arts show featuring juried artists from across the country with over 50,000 visitors. The event is free to the public, providing an outstanding cultural experience for residents and visitors. The show kicks off the festival season in Miami-Dade County and has a string of rankings in the top 100 fine arts shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Awards range from $100-1000.
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Fee: $25 to apply, $325-750 for a booth
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OCALA Outdoor Sculpture Competition — City of Ocala — Ocala, FL
The City of Ocala in partnership with the Appleton Museum of Art, Fine Arts For Ocala, and Marion Cultural Alliance is issuing a "Call to Artists" for the second annual OCALA Outdoor Sculpture Competition at Tuscawilla Park. The competition is open to all artists age 18 and older who are working in North America. Each artist may submit up to three sculptures. Artists will compete for cash awards ranging from $500-2000. The 10 sculptors whose works are chosen will each receive a $1000 honorarium.
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Fee: $25
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The Devil in the Straight Line Juried Show — International Encaustic Artists (IEA) — Miami, FL
This open juried show, entitled 'The Devil in the Straight Line,' is inspired by Austrian Friedensreich Hundertwasser, one of the best-known late 20th century artists. Hundertwasser's approach has been described as 'Gegen die gerade Linie', against the straight line. The juror will be Henning Haupt, a Florida-based German artist and educator. All 2D and 3D encaustic work, including artist books, is eligible. All selected artists' work must be for sale. 70% of the selling price will go to the artist. 20% of the selling price goes to Bakehouse Art Complex and 10% goes to IEA. The entry fee includes up to 3 artworks, but up to 3 additional artworks can be submitted for $5 each.
Deadline: August 1, 2014
Fee: IEA Members $25 | Non-Members $35
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Plaza and Event Tent Project —City of El Paso Public Art Project — El Paso, TX
The City of El Paso Public Art Program of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-integrated artwork or artworks for the El Paso Zoo Plaza Area. The El Paso Zoo’s mission is to celebrate the value of animals and natural resources and to create opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature. The total project budget is $150,000 to include design, fabrication and installation.
Deadline: August 14, 2014
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flag: new item Request for Proposals — Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation (MFCDC) — Indianapolis, IN
Destination Fall Creek (DFC) is an initiative to transform the nearly four miles and 700 acres of land surrounding the portion of the Fall Creek waterway that runs through the Mid-North neighborhoods of Indianapolis. MFCDC seeks proposals from artists or artist teams who are interested in creating a permanent outdoor public artwork. The MFDC will commission a substantial piece of public art that incorporates creative placemaking principles. The budget for this artwork will be $136,000.
Deadline: August 18, 2014
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10th Annual Art Competition – City of Pembroke Pines
Applications are currently being accepted for The City of Pembroke Pines Recreation and Cultural Arts Department 10th Annual Art Competition. Artists must submit an application, with a photograph of the art work entered. The total number of pieces entered may not exceed three pieces. Winning artists receive cash prizes in the following categories at the 10th Annual Art Competition reception: Best of Show $500.00, Festival Poster $200.00, Best Photography $200.00, Best Painting $200.00, Best Mixed Media $200.00, Best Sculpture $200.00, Best Watercolors $200.00 and Best Digital Art $200.00.
Deadline: August 18, 2014
Fee: $15 per piece
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Visual Arts Week — City of Norfolk, VA
The City of Norfolk, VA is preparing to celebrate Visual Arts Week from October 11-19, 2014 and wants to hire an artist to create an ongoing artwork for the public to experience during that week. The project should bring people together in creation and celebration: the community is your canvas. The budget is $5000.
Deadline: August 21, 2014
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flag: new item Request for Qualifications — Art in Public Spaces Program — Waterbury, CT
The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) and Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) are currently seeking the qualifications of artists for an exterior work of art for NVCC in Waterbury, CT. This site-specific public art opportunity should specifically address work planned for Founders Hall in addition to the various parking lots and walkways undergoing improvements. Therefore, this opportunity seeks at least two distinct works of art (and possibly more) by one or more artists. The budget is up to $240,000.
Deadline: August 27, 2014
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flag: new item Riverfront Public Art Project #1 — The City of Richmond Public Art Commission — Richmond, VA
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along the James River adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways. Both representational and abstract artists are encouraged to apply. The estimated budget is $200,000.
Deadline: September 5, 2014
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BarranquillARTE Call for Artists 2014 — IRREVERSIBLE Art Projects — Barranquilla, Colombia
BarranquillARTE is the most exclusive art fair of the Caribbean. It presents over 2500 pieces of modern and contemporary art and it combines culture, entertainment and social responsibility. In its third edition, BarranquillARTE will be once again a platform for art dealers, collectors, artists and art lovers alike at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Barranquilla, Colombia.
For more information, contact
Dates: September 11-14, 2014

Destination Greek Islands — African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) — Fort Lauderdale
Destination Greek Islands, the fifth event in a series of destination themed events aims to showcase not only the multi-cultural community, but also how libraries can be the starting point for adventures. AARLCC is looking for Greek artists and performers to present a performance, exhibit, or participatory activity.
Please submit a proposal or email for information
Date: September 12, 2014
Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
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Giants in the City — Alejandro Mendoza — Miami, FL
Join over 100 arts and culture institutions, galleries and artists in Downtown Miami for three days of unique cultural experiences during Giants in the City at the third annual Art Days! The Giants should be large sculptures that resemble urban nomads that live and feed off of the city’s air.
To apply, contact and
Dates: September 19–21, 2014
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flag: new item 9th Annual Ribbons for the Children — Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) — Fort Lauderdale
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, in Fort Lauderdale, is currently accepting original art work for the 9th Annual Ribbons for the Children event in recognition of World AIDS Day. This event benefits CDTC’s Comprehensive Family AIDS Program which supports children and families infected and affected with HIV/AIDS. CDTC invites artists to produce and donate an original visual art piece that reflects their interpretation of the AIDS Ribbon.
Deadline: September 25, 2014
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flag: new item Nelson Mandela Memorial Design Competition — Skyline Memorial Park — San Mateo, CA
The goal of the Nelson Mandela Memorial Design Competition is to elicit the most creative and exceptional designs for this significant public memorial project. We envision a memorial that will support the education and inspiration of our youth, initiating the kind of dialogue and activism that will ensure Nelson Mandela’s legacy continues to drive positive change. The Nelson Mandela Foundation will select the winning design. The winning design will be announced December 2014 and the designer will be awarded $1,000 USD in return for full ownership rights.
Deadline: October 15, 2014
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51st Annual Fine Arts Festival — Old Florida Celebration of the Arts — Cedar Key, FL
Established in 1964 and formerly known as the Cedar Key Sidewalk Arts Festival, this event was revived in 2005 - returning to a juried fine arts show. Since then the event's reputation has grown and the festival has become one of the most charming shows in Florida. 120 artists will be invited through the jury process.
Deadline: November 15, 2014
Fee: $32 to apply, $165 for a booth
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