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.

Opportunity
Chase Gallery 2021 exhibits

Open Call for Artwork submissions for the Chase Gallery in Spokane City Hall, exhibition season 2021
Deadline: Wednesday, October 14, 11:59 p.m.

Spokane Arts is now accepting portfolios for consideration of the Chase Gallery’s 2021 exhibition schedule. The Chase is located prominently in Spokane City Hall. The mission of the gallery is to exhibit works that engage the public, bring people to a new outlook on contemporary issues, feature innovative artwork, and provide space for people of all backgrounds to share their perspective through art. The Chase Gallery is open if and when City Hall is open to the public. In 2020, although we have installed shows physically at the gallery, City Hall has been closed to the public due to coronavirus related public health restrictions and shows are being viewed primarily online. 2021 may see similar or other currently unforeseen restrictions. 

Opportunity
Get Lit! Festival 2021: Submissions

Are you an author or group looking to be featured at Get Lit! Festival in 2021? Do you have an idea for an event that you would like to be part of? You’re in luck! You can submit here to be part of the 23rd annual festival, April 15th-18th, 2021.  The Get Lit! Festival presents readings, writing workshops, craft classes, panel discussions, poetry slams, book launches, and other events throughout the week. There is also a book fair each year that features many local and regional small presses, literary magazines, bookstores, writing groups, clubs, etc. Organizations and vendors seeking to be part of the book fair should submit here as well.

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Arts Relief Grants – City of Spokane CARES Act fund

Spokane Arts is will start accepting applications for relief grants from individual artists, as well as small and large locally-owned cultural institutions, venues, and arts/culture non-profits that have faced shut downs and severe limitations due to COVID-19 related restrictions later this week. This grant program is funded by City of Spokane CARES Act dollars. The intent of the funding is to support Spokane creative businesses, nonprofit arts/culture organizations, and self-employed artists whose business operations have been shut down or severely limited due to the pandemic and required closures caused by it. Relief grants for the arts community, which was among the first hit and will be one of the last industries allowed to fully reopen, are available in three separate categories.

Grant awards will be allocated up to $25,000 for large cultural institutions, up to $10,000 for small-to-midsized local creative businesses and arts nonprofits, and up to $1,000 for individual artists. Please note each application form is unique to each of those three (3) application categories. Each application contains the eligibility criteria related to each specific category. Due to federal restrictions, the timeline for applications and distribution is very short! Deadline for completed applications for each of the three categories is 11:59 p.m. October 1, 2020.

Opportunity
Spokane High School Student Art Wraps opportunity!

Attention student artists! Spokane Arts, in partnership with STCU and the city of Spokane, is seeking designs created by current area high school students and Class of 2020 high school graduates to cover traffic signal boxes throughout the city of Spokane. Selected artist designs will be printed on vinyl and wrapped around the signal boxes by a third party design fabricator. The intent of the project is to beautify the electrical boxes, bringing art to otherwise utilitarian surfaces and give student artists an opportunity to develop public art experience. Up to 7 artists will be chosen for this round of art wraps. High school artists should submit their original photography, digital artwork or designs to be considered by September 30, 2020. Details and application here!