Opportunities

Browse calls, grants, residencies, jobs, and other opportunities for creatives of all types. All opportunities listed are eligible to Washington State artists. Questions about a specific opportunity? Use the contact information listed on the posting.

Are you looking to hire someone creative for a gig or special project? You might be seeking a musician to play an event, a photographer to take portraits, or a muralist for your local business. Spokane Arts can help connect you with professional artists right here in our community. Submit your opportunity here. Questions? Contact artshelper@spokanearts.org.

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Spokane Artists & Creatives Fund

We’re raising money to benefit local individual creatives during this difficult time. Every penny donated to this fundraiser, after the fees taken out automatically by the platform, will be distributed directly to local professional artists and creatives. The goal of this fundraiser is to crowdsource funding that will be distributed *directly* to individual creatives. *Please note that if you’d prefer to donate directly to specific artists, we highly encourage you to do so! Some have individual Patreon accounts, donation pages on their websites, etc.* Since not everyone has those tools set up, the hope for this fund is to pierce the wider community consciousness to articulate the need and create an outlet for those who want to support artists but don’t know how.

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COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund

The COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund provides rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19. With events, performances, and conferences across the country canceled, the hospitality industry closure, growing travel restrictions, significant health threats, cross-sector lay-offs, and social distancing recommendations, Washington State artists are facing severe career disruption and loss.

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Seattle Together: Creating the Future – Public Art Portable Works Purchase

The City of Seattle owns over 3,000 artworks in its Civic Art Collection and has been collecting for over 40 years. The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle City Light (SCL) invites artists to submit images of two-dimensional artwork and wall hanging sculptures for a competitive purchase for the City’s Civic Art Collection. These artworks will enter the SCL Portable Works Collection managed by ARTS. They will be displayed throughout city galleries and offices. 

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Final Draft

The Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri, is seeking submissions for “Final Draft”, an exhibition showcasing design and illustration in fine art. Design and illustration affects and constructs our daily lives; from websites and social media, to billboards and greeting cards, to the way we navigate our surroundings. Visuals created with purpose and intentional design. While they can be utilized differently, illustration and design have long gone hand in hand. For this exhibition we invite all designers and illustrators to display their work in a Fine Art setting. All media is considered for submission. Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members fee for up to three works is $24.

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Hooptown USA Basketball Court Murals

Spokane Arts and Hooptown USA are seeking individual artists or artist teams to submit proposals for new murals to be installed on three outdoor basketball courts in Spokane, WA. These highly visible and interactive locations will be fun additions to the public art in Spokane, to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. A celebration of the stength of both our local arts and sports communities, these murals are part of a larger Hooptown USA project revitalizing courts throughout the region, with support from MultiCare. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 23 at 11:59 p.m.

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Mural for Downtown Spokane Alleyways Project

Spokane Arts is seeking individual artists or artist teams to submit proposals for a new mural project to be installed as part of the Alleyways project in the alley on the 100 North block between Wall and Howard streets. This alley is getting a pedestrian-focused update and the mural should contribute to a safe, colorful, vibrant pathway for residents and visitors. Projects should focus on creating an eye-catching mural that will welcome people to the alley. Submission Deadline: Monday, March 30, 11:59 p.m.