Art Supplies, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Celeste Lindell’s photostream

Each month, the Office of Public Art (OPA) highlights local opportunities for artists in their newsletter. The newsletter is just one means by which OPA enables artist to engage with communities, and also includes offering technical assistance, educational programs, commissions, and residencies. OPA is a public private partnership between the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning.

Below you’ll find opportunities from their February newsletter, which can be viewed in full here (you can also sign up to receive the newsletter at the link). If you have any opportunities that you would like to share in future newsletters, please email artopps@pittsburghartscouncil.org. To learn more about the Office of Public Art’s programs, please visit www.publicartpittsburgh.org.

Arts, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Hope’s photostream

TOUGH ART ARTIST RESIDENCY
What: A residency program with The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh that invites artists to produce fine art tough enough to withstand interaction with children. Includes a $5,500 honorarium and $3,000 materials budget.
When: Residency runs June through August.
Deadline: March 30, 2018
More information: Here

KEYWORD: INTERNATIONAL
What: Kelly Strayhorn Theater and Carnegie Museum of Art are seeking Pittsburgh’s arts activators to ‘spark a public conversation — one that shifts or expands the local narrative’ and ‘envision how the term “international” relates to their project, program, and/or organization.’ Twenty small research grants of $1,500 each.
Deadline: February 28, 2018
More information: Here

WQED NEXT GENERATION FELLOWS
What: WQED’s NextGeneration Fellows will have the opportunity to learn about the editorial process by developing, researching, writing, shooting and editing their own productions focusing on different aspects of our changing city.
Deadline: February 10, 2018.
More information: Here

CURATORIAL CALL
What: The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh is seeking emerging and established curators, artists, and cultural producers to “design exhibitions that highlight the work of AAP artists members and engage conventional and/or current aesthetic, socio-historical, and conceptual perspectives.”
Deadline: February 15, 2018
More information: Here

EMERGING BLACK ARTS LEADER APPRENTICESHIP
What: This is a ten-month management apprenticeship for a talented emerging arts manager of color which will provide career-readiness skills and on-the-job training in a professional arts organization.
Deadline: April 30, 2018
More information: Here

ADVANCING BLACK ARTS IN PITTSBURGH
What: A grants program by The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments which supports excellence in presenting and producing artwork rooted in the black experience.
Deadline: March 1, 2018
More information: Here

Good Luck!