NEXT: Emerging Artist Fellowship

The Braid’s NEXT Emerging Artist Program is not just any fellowship; it’s a groundbreaking, PAID opportunity for writers and directors in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to be mentored by industry pros in a unique art form that blends storytelling and theatre. This journey allows you to hone your literary and directing skills while connecting with a community of passionate creatives.

Salary: $1,000 stipend

Benefits: 

Unlock Your Storytelling Potential With These Program Benefits:

Spot the Perfect Story: Learn to identify captivating stories for the stage and beyond.

Edit & Adapt: Shape material into effective, meaningful stories

Source Material: Discover how to find compelling content that captivates audiences.

Curate Shows: Craft shows with seamless, thoughtful connections between stories.

Text Analysis: Break down stories for maximum impact and emotional engagement.

Rehearsal Techniques: Elevate your material through focused, effective rehearsals.

Actor Coaching: Work one-on-one with actors to draw out their best performances.

Ensemble Building: Collaborate with multiple actors to create a cohesive, dynamic ensemble.

Professional Insights: Gain insider knowledge as you observe professionals create new shows.

Valuable Mentorship: Receive guidance from seasoned artists in developing The Braid’s unique performance style.

Creative Collaboration: Join forces with fellow creative minds.

NEXT Alumni Network: Become part of a thriving community of past Fellows and continue your creative journey.

Education requirements: None

Deadline to apply: June 23, 2024

Documents required to apply: Work Sample/Portfolio, Writing Sample

How to apply: Click here for more info and to apply

YOLA at HOLA Brass Teaching Artist (Tuba)

Title: YOLA at HOLA Brass Teaching Artist (Tuba); Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) at Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) Teaching Faculty  

Department: Music

Reports to: YOLA at HOLA and Music Program Director

FLSA: Non-exempt 

Hours: Approximately 8-12 hours/normal programming week, for 37 weeks/year. Hours are subject to change with academic calendar and/or program needs. 

Salary: $45 per hour

Start Date: ASAP

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities. 

Core Values: Respect, Responsibility, Positive Communication, Support & Inclusion.

Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) is the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s initiative, supported by a network of stakeholders, to provide access to exceptional instrumental and orchestral education in order to promote youth development. Central to YOLA is the LA Phil’s plan to build youth orchestras in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles with community partners.

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for leading brass sectionals for YOLA at HOLA, a joint venture of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA). He/she/they will ensure the highest musical experience for YOLA at HOLA, create curriculum and pedagogy in collaboration with other YOLA at HOLA music faculty, and support each child holistically. He/she/they will support the HOLA philosophy and community as a part of YOLA at HOLA and help facilitate community and family involvement.

YOLA at HOLA is the second site of Gustavo Dudamel’s signature program Youth Orchestra LA, inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan music education system that provides a quarter million children with free musical instruments and music instruction. Over the last thirty years, Heart of Los Angeles has become a home-away-from-home for countless numbers of inner-city youth. With YOLA, this vibrant community center has become a hub of intensive and joyful music making. Each participant receives a rich music curriculum focused on cultivating a caring, cooperative, and fun community. The instruments and the program are free to all participating students as long as they uphold their contract to take care of the instrument, practice, and participate in YOLA at HOLA music programming. Participating students come from within a five-mile radius of HOLA community center, located in and around Lafayette Park, Los Angeles.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

As YOLA at HOLA faculty member, responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

Collaborating with YOLA at HOLA faculty to create a shared curriculum, pedagogy and culture inspired by the ideals of El Sistema.
Teaching tuba, and/or combined brass sectionals for beginning, intermediate, and advanced YOLA at HOLA brass students.
Lesson planning for the groups and sessions that are taught.
Team teaching with other wind and brass faculty when necessary.
Leading ensembles/conducting as assigned. 
Assisting with full orchestra rehearsals; playing in the section, helping students individually, classroom management, collaborating with the YOLA Conductors. 
Assisting with concerts and special events.
Communicating with the YOLA at HOLA director, program managers, and tutor, in order to understand each child holistically. 
Attending music pedagogy and tutoring professional development sessions.
Supporting youth development in individual and collective agency and expression through artistry and citizenship
Preparation and communication with music teachers, YOLA Conductor, Program Director, Program Managers, LA Phil staff, parents, and the HOLA team.
Arranging orchestra parts to suit wind (or other) instruments if needed.
Embodying the El Sistema ideals of mentorship, team teaching and experiential learning by being a role model and mentor to those entering the classroom to learn, such as YOLA students, Masters of Arts in Teaching graduate students or volunteers.
Representing the YOLA at HOLA program by embodying the HOLA core values, and welcoming visitors into the collaborative teaching space.
May perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer. 
Strong background in music education required.
Commitment to youth development in individual and collective agency and expression through artistry and citizenship
Strong commitment to El Sistema’s philosophy of social change through music, the mission of HOLA, including embedding of HOLA’s Core Values (Respect, Responsibility, Positive Communication, Inclusion and Support) in all aspects of artistic direction/work
Resourceful, creative, takes initiative
Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment
Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; post-graduate degree or equivalent experience a plus.
Strong experience teaching brass classes to children.
Experience leading/conducting ensembles.
Strong knowledge of brass repertoire, curriculum, and pedagogy.
Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds; experience working in underserved communities.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Interest and ability to be a motivational mentor/role model for students, parents, graduate students, and peers as an artist, teacher, and citizen.
Ability to work under frequent observation, collaborate with peers and to both give and receive constructive and helpful feedback when needed.
Bilingual in English/ Spanish or English/Korean a plus.
Must pass CA DOJ Background check.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The building environment does not provide air conditioning and heat in all areas. Outdoor work is expected in some cases.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

HOLA is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Salary: $45 per hour

Benefits: N/A

Education requirements: None

Deadline to apply: July 6, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: More information and to apply.

 

Open Call: Bucharest International Dance Film Festival

BIDFF #10: MAPPING BODIES
OPEN CALL FORT SHORT DANCE FILMS

Filmmakers, dance artists, animators, visual artists and digital art makers are invited to submit their works for the competition section of BIDFF – Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (September 5 – 8, 2024).

BIDFF is looking for its competitive sections for short dance films produced in the last two years that do not exceed 20 minutes in length and have a minimum quality of Full HD (1080p). The films can be either live action or animation, in genres of fiction, documentary, experimental, screen dance or musical. Films that talk about the body or the world of dance, as well as conceptual shorts oriented around the idea of movement, are also accepted.

Artists are encouraged to submit especially daring cinematic works dealing with topics interconnected with ecology, technology, body transformations and connections between past and future.

The theme of the tenth anniversary edition of BIDFF, “Mapping Bodies”, invites artists and audiences alike to imagine the dance of the future as a map of artistic journeys across various cultural or socio-political contexts, its crossing enriching the way we communicate and express ourselves and revealing new perspectives on the contemporary world.

Filmmakers can submit their works through FilmFreeway (https://filmfreeway.com/bidff2024) by no later than June 14 (regular deadline) or July 12 (late deadline). More details about the open call on https://www.bidff.ro/open-call-2024.

All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their submission by July 31, 2024.

Salary: Awards & Prizes BIDFF awards excellence, novelty and courage in filmmaking with a prize pool of 1500 euros. Awards: → Best International Film → Best Romanian Film

Benefits: Money awards for Best International Film and Best Romanian Film;  free entry to all the events of the festival, excluding workshops that require a previous application.

Education requirements: High school diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree

Deadline to apply: July 12, 2024

How to apply: Contact details: contact@bidff.ro

Teaching Artist Trainee

Location:Hybrid: Virtual and On-site; Los Angeles, CA
Training Schedule: July 15 – 26
Monday – Friday; 5-7 hours per day
In-person days: 7/15, 7/19, 7/22, 7/25, and 7/26
Designation: Part-time, Non-exempt; Temporary
Training Rate: $25/hour

Training Overview:
P.S. ARTS’ Teaching Artist Intensive is a two week-long hybrid training designed to provide Teaching Artists with the foundational skills and knowledge to create an inclusive and engaging arts experience for students. The Summer Intensive is for those new to the field of arts education as well as seasoned Teaching Artists looking to expand and deepen their practice. Trainees will develop skills in the topics outlined below as well as be introduced to P.S. ARTS’ starter curriculum. The goal of the Intensive is to develop a new cohort of Teaching Artists ready and excited to continue teaching with P.S. ARTS!
Training Topics will include:
-Child Development;
-Lesson Planning;
-CA Visual and Performing Arts Standards (VAPA) Integration;
-Positive classroom management strategies;
-Social Emotional Learning; and
-Creating an inclusive and equitable community in your classroom.

Please note this description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of a P.S. ARTS trainee or employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change in response to training and/or organizational need at the discretion of the CEO.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
-Demonstrated experience teaching and working with school-aged children (5-15)
-Interest and/or experience in an arts discipline – dance, music, theater, or visual arts
-Ability to work collaboratively in/out of a school environment and with school communities
-Experience working in Title I designated schools and surrounding communities preferred
-Fluency in Spanish preferred

Working Conditions:
-Lift, push, or carry supplies, equipment, instruments, or classroom furniture up-to 40lbs.
-Bend, twist, reach, stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
-View LCD screens for long periods of time.
-Work/teach outdoors.
-Work with video equipment and a comfort with recording and/or being recorded.

About P.S. ARTS:
The P.S. ARTS team is a diverse group of people with different skill sets and experiences, from various cultures and backgrounds with one thing in common – a dedication to arts education. P.S. ARTS encourages all employees to feel empowered by and model the Organization’s values of Art, Community, Equity, Innovation, and Excellence.

P.S. ARTS Teaching Artists are equal parts professional artists and professional educators that are responsible for delivering high-quality, engaging curriculum within an inclusive and creative classroom environment.

Participation and performance during the Intensive will be evaluated. Successful completion may qualify trainees for placement on P.S. ARTS’ faculty roster. All teaching assignments are contract, funding, and performance-dependent. Participation in P.S. ARTS’ Intensive does not imply or guarantee an assignment and/or continued employment.

P.S. ARTS is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to better reflecting the communities we serve while building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. P.S. ARTS also supports and will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure the application process is accessible to candidates who require additional accommodation.
As proponents of the human right to claim equity and quality of life, we strive, through our operations and arts education programs, to increase collective knowledge, means, and actions that recognize resources and levels of support must be tailored to the unique needs of individuals and communities in order for all people to have equal opportunities for success.

Salary: $25/hour

Benefits: N/A

Education requirements: N/A

Deadline to apply: June 14, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume, cover letter

How to apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@psarts.org
Subject line: “Teaching Artist Summer Intensive.”

Please no hardcopies or phone calls.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 14, 2024
Phone Screenings will be scheduled between 6/17 – 6/21
Zoom Interviews will be scheduled between 6/24 – 6/26

Open Call-Mother Earth Art Competition

Mother Earth Art Competition celebrates the beauty, vitality, and importance of our planet. Artists are encouraged to explore the diverse aspects of the Earth, including its landscapes, ecosystems, flora, and fauna, as well as the relationship between humans and nature. Through painting, sculpture, photography, or mixed media, artists can express their reverence for the Earth and raise awareness about environmental issues.

$100 cash prize awarded to the 1st place winner. The first, second, and third place winners will receive recognition on the website’s and through our social media channels. Additionally, merit and honorable mention awards will be presented. The exhibition will include the artist’s name, work title, and website or email link.

Extensive media coverage and online promotion on our website will be provided to all participants, ensuring widespread exposure of their talent and artwork. Recipients of the competitions will receive digital certificates.
Standard: $20 for 4 images or $30 for 6 images.

Salary: $100 for winner

Benefits: $100 cash prize/awards/promo

Education requirements: None

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2024

Documents required to apply: Work sample/portfolio

How to apply: Apply here

2ND BOLD COLORS Fine Art Competition

The 2nd Bold Colors online art competition invites artists to explore the vibrant and dynamic world of color. Artists are encouraged to create artworks that celebrate the intensity and variety of hues, using color as a powerful tool to convey emotions, stories, and abstract concepts. Whether it’s through painting, photography, mixed media, or digital art, this theme allows artists to push the boundaries of their creativity and inspire viewers with their bold and vivid expressions. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize, a certificate, and a feature on the front page of our website.

Awards & Prizes
$100 cash prize awarded to the 1st place winner. The first, second, and third place winners will receive recognition on the website’s and through our social media channels.

Salary: $100 for winner

Benefits: $100 cash and award/prizes/exhibition

Education requirements: None

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2024

Documents required to apply: Work sample/portfolio

How to apply: apply here.

House Management Intern

PRT’s Box Office and Marketing Intern will participate in our theatre’s day-to-day audience and subscriber communication and marketing campaigns. Responsibilities will include working box office during performances, managing the theatre’s social media, creating marketing materials for shows (posters, postcards, etc), and communicating directly with our subscriber base. This position will work approximately 40 hours a week from June to February.
Preferred previous audience relations experience, photoshop experience, and website design experience. However, we encourage any interested students willing to learn to apply.
Please submit a resume and cover letter. If you have any questions, feel free to contact info@pacificresidenttheatre.org

Salary: $17.28/hour

Benefits: N/A

Education requirements: None

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2024

Documents required to apply: Resume and cover letter

How to apply: Email your resume and cover letter to info@pacificresidenttheatre.org

Call for artists: Utility Box Public Art Pilot Program

The City of Torrance and its Cultural Arts Commission invites artists to participate in the City’s Utility Box Public Art Pilot Program. The City and the Commission are seeking artists to showcase their work to beautify utility boxes located throughout Torrance. The goals of the program are to use public art to contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of the City’s streetscapes and bring art to unexpected places.

This Public Art Pilot Program ‘Call For Artists’ is open to all residents in the South Bay Cities. All artwork submissions must be of an original design and artwork must be suitable for viewing by people of all ages. No advertising, copy-written material or branding will be accepted.

Please click on the following links below for more information.

Salary: You’ll be paid a $500 stipend for each box your work is chosen for.

Benefits: 1. Utility Box public art designs must be applicable
usable, covering all four sides and the top of a box
2. You can submit multiple designs with one
application.
3. You’ll be paid a $500 stipend for each box your work is chosen for.
4. Artworks are printed on vinyl that is finished with a UV protective/ anti-graffiti coating and installed by a 3rd party vendor.

Deadline to apply: September 30, 2024

How to apply: Torrance Utility Box Public Art Pilot Program Application

Beyond the Box Mural Art Program

OVERVIEW
Under this Call for Artists (“CFA”), the Library, Arts & Culture Department (“Library”) of the City of Glendale (“City”)— on behalf of the City’s Arts & Culture Commission (“ACC”)— is accepting proposals from qualified candidates who would like to participate in its’ Beyond the Box – Utility Box Art Program (“Program”). A successful applicant will be required to adhere to the Program requirements set forth herein below.

ELIGIBILITY
This project is open to all local and regional artists. The ACC encourages applications from both new and established artists. Glendale artists may be given preference if all else is equal. Artists may apply as an individual artist or as a group. For group submissions, a signed Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement for each participating artist must be included in addition to the application form and design template. Group submissions may be for a single utility box or multiple utility boxes. No more than three submissions per individual or group. City of Glendale employees are not eligible to apply.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The Library and the ACC have designed a program to support public art programs and to enhance the community and neighborhoods through the use of art. The Beyond the Box – Utility Box Art Program enhances the aesthetics of the city, promotes civic pride, increases pedestrian traffic and extends public art to new areas and unexpected places while creating an attractive environment and allowing art to be introduced to the public in a creative and inventive way. The program goal is to bring beauty to unexpected places such as public infrastructure and utility boxes.

This Call For Artists is for a Beyond The Box – Utility Box Art Program art painting event that will take place from October 14 – 20, 2024 with selected utility boxes throughout various locations in Glendale.

The theme of this year’s Beyond the Box – Utility Box Art Program is Art & Science Collide in celebration of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture’s participation in PST ART: Art & Science Collide, which is the Getty Foundation’s Southern California regional arts and culture initiative returning in September 2024. This year’s theme, Art & Science Collide, will create opportunities for civic dialogue around some of the most urgent problems of our time by exploring past and present connections between art and science. Applicants are highly encouraged to visit the PST ART: Art & Science Collide website at https://pst.art/en/about to gain inspiration for submissions and proposals.

Compensation: $1,000

Benefits: The ACC will fund $1,000.00 per utility box, inclusive of all artist’s fees, paints and materials.

Deadline to apply: June 21, 2024

How to apply: https://www.glendaleartsandculture.org/btbguidelines
scroll to the bottom and click “Apply”

Skirball Research Fellow, Museum

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks to engage a two-year Research Fellow to explore the ongoing and historic connections between Black and Jewish communities, both nationally and in Southern California. The fellowship’s focus will be on conducting an extensive historiography and literature review and identifying contemporary scholars, artists, collections, and institutions whose artifactual holdings or work reflect these histories. Reporting to the Chief Curator, the Research Fellow also will develop four exhibition concepts that align with the Skirball’s mission as a Jewish American cultural institution that celebrates discovery and hope, fosters human connections across generations and communities, and inspires visitors to help build a more just society.

Contract Timeframe: Summer 2024 through Summer 2026

Salary: $4,500-$5,800/month

Benefits: N/A

Education requirements: High school diploma

Deadline to apply: June 15, 2024

Documents required to apply: resume, cover letter

How to apply: See full job description at https://www.skirball.org/about/employment. Please send CV and cover letter, preferably by email, to: hr@skirball.org