Call for Art: Innovate Grants for Art + Photo

WINTER 2024 OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS — Innovate Grant is thrilled to introduce our newly increased award amounts of $1,800.00.

Innovate Grant awards (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (12) honorable mentions (6 in art and 6 in photo), will be featured on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant’s commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future. For more information and to apply visit

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We’ve simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.

Innovate Grant awards:
+ 1 x $1,800.00 Grant to a Visual Artist
+ 1 x $1,800.00 Grant to a Photographer
+ 12 x Honorable Mentions

Explore the work of ALL Past Innovate Grant recipients and read their interviews at

How to Apply: Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today at

Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
Deadline: Thursday, March 21, 2024 – Submit by 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time
Region: US & International
Awards: 2 x $1,800.00 USD Grants // 12 x Honorable Mentions

Apply Online Today

Development Director

The Development Director supports the Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director in Development activities of OPC, including donor development, fundraising events, and annual activities pertaining to OPC’s annual Conference and Festival. This position requires a strong understanding of fundraising practices and principles, management of major gifts, donor stewardship, knowledge of the Los Angeles and Ventura Counties arts funding community, and the ability to be flexible, take initiative, and work both independently and collaboratively. The Development Director reports directly to the Producing Artistic Director, and supervises a Development Associate.
This is a part-time position averaging 20 hours/week with increased time commitment leading up to and during the organization’s planned fundraisers in May and December, as well as the Conference and New Works Festival in late July/early August. This position will work remotely much of the time (OPC does not have administrative offices) but in-person attendance is required for most of the two weeks of the summer Conference & Festival, and occasional events in the LA/Ojai area.

(75%) Relationship Management and Solicitation
Work in collaboration with the Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director to develop, manage, and execute fundraising strategies, annual appeals, and campaign calendars
Responsible for all individual giving programs, including direct mail and email appeals, board contributions, prospect research, benefit fulfillment, and donor stewardship
Participate in the development, planning, and execution of special events (e.g. fundraising parties, galas, festival events)
Create donor cultivation, solicitation, and acknowledgment correspondence
Work closely with the Board of Directors and Committees to ensure development goals are in line with long term institutional planning and external communications
Work with Development Associate to produce targeted mailing lists for appeals, invitation mailings, and programming materials
Partner with marketing staff to produce materials related to fundraising (e.g. invitations, emails, social)
Maintain gift acceptance policies and procedures
(15%) Monitoring and Reporting
Track and report relationship management activity using internal systems and processes
Maintain detailed records of both granted income and individual gifts
Work with the Managing Director and the finance department to complete monthly reconciliation
Monitor quarterly and annual activity to achieve contributed revenue goals
Provide data analysis and reporting of past campaigns to staff and Board
(10%) Strategy and Cultivation
Lead strategy and execution to expand opportunities in individual and major gift support
Provide strategic support to Grant Writer and grant writing efforts

A solution-oriented thinker who understands how to effectively fundraise, build authentic relationships and create win-win opportunities for the organization, our donors and the artists and communities we support
Minimum 4-5 years of development experience (preferably in an arts-related space), and a deep comfort level with donor stewardship and database management
Background in nonprofit development and capacity to formulate both traditional and creative/entrepreneurial strategies
Direct experience in strategizing and implementing a fundraising campaign
Ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status
Dependability and collaborative spirit
Proven track record soliciting and closing major gifts, building and cultivating relationships, and leveraging/fostering a strong network of contacts
Proficient CRM knowledge and CRM software skills
Experience in establishing fundraising goals, prioritizing projects, operating against objectives, and meeting deadlines
Outstanding communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
A high level of discretion and confidentiality concerning donor records
Access to a vehicle to regularly meet with donors and prospects

Experience with Artspeople/NeonOne CRM
Experience with communications, copywriting, marketing, etc.
Google Suite proficiency preferred but not required
Familiarity with Los Angeles County arts funding landscape
Lived experience and/or a passion for theater, new play development, performing arts

Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC) is a nationally renowned organization supporting playwrights and the development of new plays. OPC’s primary program is the two-week Conference and New Works Festival which takes place each summer in Ojai, CA, typically at the end of July/early August. In 2024, OPC added a partnership program with Los Angeles-based theaters, deepening our support for playwrights, and evolving OPC into a year-round organization.

OPC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran, familial, or any other locally or nationally protected status. We are actively seeking to engage a diverse workforce.

Apply by emailing

Communications and Marketing Manager

The Communications and Marketing Manager will help build OPC’s brand by engaging current and new audiences through creative campaigns, content, and collateral. This position will be responsible for managing and implementing communications and marketing efforts that bring awareness to OPC’s mission, programs, and events, and helping to plan communication strategies throughout the year.

This is a part-time position averaging 20 hours/week with increased time commitment leading up to and during the Conference and New Works Festival in late July/early August. This position will work remotely much of the time (OPC does not have administrative offices) but in-person attendance is required for the majority of the two weeks of the summer Conference & Festival and other events in the LA/Ojai area.

With OPC staff, develop an annual communications/marketing plan that supports OPC’s brand, programs, fundraising efforts, events, etc.
Build and manage OPC’s content calendar.
Implement strategies to reach and grow OPC’s audiences through digital channels and in-person events.
Manage and/or create all communications/marketing materials (digital and print) for the organization, including Festival-specific collateral (programs, posters, postcards, digital, etc.); contribute to the creation of fundraising collateral as necessary.
Contribute ideas, energy, knowledge, and support as a member of OPC’s administrative team.

Social media
Manage OPC’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube); create and contribute to the creation of all content (writing, design, photo, video).
In partnership with artistic and administrative staff, develop targeted campaigns to promote specific programs, events, announcements, etc.
Engage with followers; listen/connect to industry influencers.
Track social media metrics, views, engagement etc.

Email Communications
Manage, create, and distribute monthly e-newsletters: compile, write, and edit content with staff and contributors and design within Mailchimp templates.
Manage, create, and distribute all email marketing content promoting the Conference and Festival, pass and ticket sales, etc.
Maintain email lists, track responses, and strategize with the team to increase readership/engagement.

Serve as primary contact for website content additions, updates, and edits.
Create or gather content to update the site as needed.
Maintain brand standards throughout the website.

Other Responsibilities
– Support media relations efforts as needed.
– Attend and record events with photos and video and/or gather from others for OPC use.
– Build and manage photo repository.
– Attend weekly staff meetings as an engaged, collaborative member of the team.

What you bring:
– A minimum of five years of experience in a communications, marketing, or similar role
– Experience delivering an organization’s brand tone and messaging with a proven track record of accelerating a brand, program, event, etc.
– Experience creating and managing an annual communications/marketing plan and calendar
– Experience elevating social media impact (design/content quality, engagement, etc.)
– Consistently excellent written and verbal communication skills
– High-level quality control and proofreading skills
– Organization skills and the ability to prioritize your work
– Enthusiasm for collaboration
– Ability to embrace unexpected opportunities and handle unexpected problems
– Comfort working with various stakeholders: board members, donors, volunteers

What you know:
– Social media management experience required
– Mailchimp (or similar platform) proficiency required
– Graphic design experience required (minimum requirement: Canva)
– Google Suite proficiency preferred but not required
– Minimal experience in web design required (our website backend is user friendly)

Bonus Points:
– Experience in a public relations environment: writing press releases, media relations, etc.
– Photography and photo editing experience
– SEO experience
– Lived experience and/or a passion for theater, new play development, performing arts

OPC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran, familial, or any other locally or nationally protected status. We are actively seeking to engage a diverse workforce.

Please send resume and additional materials to Tahnee at

Call for Art: The Boynes Artist Award

Join us in celebrating 10 Editions of artistry and creativity! The Boynes Artist Award invites artists worldwide to participate in our historic 10th Edition. With a commitment to inclusivity and diversity in the arts, we offer a platform where artists of all backgrounds and experience levels can shine on a global stage.

Key Dates:

– Submissions Open: January 21, 2024
– Early Bird Deadline: February 28, 2024 (25% off)
– Regular Deadline: April 29, 2024
– Winner & Finalists Announced: May 30, 2024

Join us in this milestone edition and seize the opportunity to gain exposure, recognition, and support for your artistic journey. Our esteemed panel of jurors from diverse backgrounds will celebrate your creativity in all its forms.

Visit our website for submission guidelines and more details. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of the historic 10th Edition of the Boynes Artist Award!

Call for Art: 15th Annual “Abstracts” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 15th Annual “Abstracts” Online Art Competition for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s April 2024 online group art exhibition.

The gallery invites both 2D and 3D artists (including photography & digital art), regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best non-objective and/or non-representational art.

Entry Fees: $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts.

The deadline to apply to this art competition is March 27, 2024.

For further information and to apply online:

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed online art competitions and art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is the gallery’s intention to help today’s artists to successfully market their art to a worldwide audience.

Call for Art: 14th Annual “Figurative” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 14th Annual “Figurative” Online Art Competition for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s March 2024 online group art exhibition.

Both 2D & 3D artists (including photography & digital art), regardless of where they reside, are invited to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract figurative art.

The “Figurative” theme is the artist’s interpretation and depiction of the human form and human features. The gallery will accept art on this subject that is either representational or abstract, and although nude art is acceptable, please, do not submit any erotic art.

Entry Fees: $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts.

The deadline to apply to this art competition is February 26, 2024.

For further information and to apply online:

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed online art competitions and art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is the gallery’s intention to help today’s artists to successfully market their art to a worldwide audience.

Call for Art: “Still Life”

Ten Moir Gallery invites artists and photographers to submit artwork for the “Still Life” Online Art Competition and Virtual Exhibition. We are seeking submissions that showcase the beauty and essence of everyday objects. Whether you are an emerging or an established artist, we invite you to share your unique perspective no matter where you are in the world. This is an opportunity to win cash prizes, have your artwork featured in an online exhibition, connect with a diverse audience of art enthusiasts, collectors, and fellow artists and more.

Accepted Media: All 2d and 3d mediums are welcome; painting, sculpture, drawing, digital art, photography, and mixed media.

Entry fees: $18 for 2 artworks

Apply using the online form. Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

* Best in show receives: $150 cash prize, solo exhibition and complimentary entry into the Blu Sky Artist Award, where you stand a chance to win an impressive $500!
* Selected artworks will be featured in the “Still Life online exhibition.
* Professionally designed certificate
* Social media shout-out to our growing audience, further enhancing your visibility in the art community.


Call for Art: Vibrant Colors

Calling all artists and photographers inspired by vibrant colors! Unleash your creativity in the Vibrant Colors Online Art Competition at Ten Moir Gallery! Best in Show receives a $150 cash prize, a solo exhibition, and extensive promotion. Bonus: Qualify for the Blu Sky Artist Award with a chance to win $500!

Important Dates:
* Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2024
* Artist Notification: April 5-7th, 2024
* Exhibition Date: April 7th, 2024

Theme: Vibrant Colors
Bold contrasts, harmonious blends, explosive bursts, or subtle gradients – express the dynamic interplay of colors!

All creators worldwide working in 2D & 3D mediums are invited – Paintings, Photography, Digital, Sculpture, Crafts, Mixed Media.

$18 for 2 images

Apply using the online form at:

About Ten Moir Gallery

Ten Moir Gallery is not your typical online gallery; we are passionate promoters of your palette. Our art competitions and exhibitions are designed by creatives who understand the artist’s soul. It’s not just about showcasing your art; it’s about amplifying your voice on the global stage. With every stroke, we aim to paint a story of your success, ensuring that your art is seen, celebrated, and embraced by a diverse audience. Join our vibrant community and let your art resonate far beyond virtual borders.

Director of Development

Title: Director of Development
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Compensation: $100,000 – $115,000 annually DOE, plus employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation, holidays, and sick time, and option to contribute to a retirement account. Free parking.
Reports to: Managing Director
Supervises: Administration & Development Assistant, Grant Writer & Partnerships Strategist (Contract)
Work Format: Hybrid – In person at SCLA’s offices in downtown Los Angeles with some flexibility for remote work.


SCLA is seeking an experienced fundraiser to serve as Director of Development, reporting to the Managing Director. This position is critical to SCLA’s stability and growth, overseeing the creation and implementation of a comprehensive development program that includes annual giving composed of foundations, corporations, government grants, broad-based individuals and major donors, as well as the successful conclusion of a multi-year capital campaign that establishes a diverse income base to ensure the Shakespeare Center’s long-term vitality and sustainability. Working closely with the Managing Director and Founder/Artistic Director, the Director of Development will have primary responsibility for funding relationships and funder communication initiatives. S/he will be responsible for execution and evaluation of strategic fund development planning; donor research, cultivation, solicitation, and relations generally; grantsmanship; and special events. The ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial spirit and the enthusiasm to help build the capacity of SCLA.


Fund Development Planning, Strategy, and Implementation
● Planning and Strategy: Work closely with the Managing Director to establish and execute a multi-year fund development plan in alignment with the organizational strategic plan (to be developed in mid-2024) to support general operations, programs, and the capital campaign. The diversified fundraising plan will include goals and strategies for major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, local and regional foundations, corporations, and government grants.
● Campaign Directorship: Continue the implementation of, and continually track the progress of, the multi-year capital campaign, in collaboration with the Managing Director. Manage the day-to-day activities of the campaign. Collaborate with the Managing Director, Artistic Director, and the Board to identify, cultivate, and solicit major campaign gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government entities.
● Innovative and Effective Solicitation Methods: Including but not limited to annual fund, direct mail campaigns, corporate sponsorship programs, in-kind and matching gifts, capital campaigns, naming opportunities, and other revenue opportunities. Develop and manage diverse and innovative ways of giving to encourage high-level gifts, including planned giving strategies, e-philanthropy and social networking methods, joint ventures and other public recognition methods. Develop and manage strategies to garner sales of individual and corporate memberships, individual and corporate play sponsorships, and ticket subscriptions.
● Donor Relations and Stewardship: Conduct prospect research and implement cultivation strategies for all funding sources. Establish and build relationships with individual donors, institutional funders, and potential community partners. Manage donor acknowledgments and deepen donor relationships over time.
● Grants Management: Supervise a contract Grant Writer / Partnerships Strategist in the solicitation and research of foundation grants and government funding applications, prepare and submit required funding reports. Produce financial reports and assessments. Assist Managing Director and the Board in developing new funding initiatives. Remain abreast of the Shakespeare Center programming direction, assessments, and administrative developments to ensure fulfillment of all funder conditions and requirements.
● Events: Design and implement cultivation and fundraising events.
● Spokesperson: In partnership with the Managing Director and Artistic Director, serve as a public representative and spokesperson for SCLA with current and prospective donors and funders, as well as with community partners and other stakeholders.

Board of Directors and Volunteer Leadership
● Coordination and Support: Work in close partnership with Board leadership and support their ongoing fundraising cultivation and solicitation efforts. Collaborate with the Managing Director to develop and communicate with the Board, including a contemplated Development Committee.
● Accountability: Provide regular and comprehensive reports to Board on overall fundraising progress, challenges, and opportunities.
● Board Training: In close cooperation with the Managing Director, guide further development of SCLA’s active and engaged Board of Directors by planning fundraising and nonprofit education sessions, mission-related activities, and an annual SCLA retreat.
● Board Development: Identify and assist in cultivating new Board members and orienting them to their fundraising and volunteer leadership roles.
● Budgeting: Project and manage fund development budget.
● Policy Development: Develop fund development gift acceptance policies and procedures.
● Donor Information: Develop and manage the donor database (currently DonorView) and ensure it is current, accurate, and comprehensive. Supervise a part-time Admin & Development Assistant in gift entry, acknowledgements, and administrative support for donor packets and proposals.
● Professional Development: Stay abreast of trends and best practices in the fields of fundraising and nonprofit administration.
● Supervise staff and contractors: oversee, provide direction to, and evaluate a part-time Admin & Development Coordinator and contracted Grant Writer / Partnerships Strategist, as well as other contractors or staff that may be necessary from time-to-time.


The ideal candidate will be a personable and dynamic self-starter with the following qualifications:
● Five to seven years of non-profit fundraising experience, preferably at an organization dedicated to the arts.
● Strong verbal and written communication skills, including professional experience writing letters, campaign copy, and donor communications, as well as the ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences.
● Ability to work collaboratively, to motivate, and to interact effectively with Board members, volunteers, Shakespeare Center staff, and a wide variety of donors.
● Strong leadership skills – must be able to conceive, plan, and lead the execution of the development strategy.
● Thorough knowledge of theories and effective practices in donor acquisition and stewardship, including personal solicitation, major donor programs, direct mail, social networking, online giving, planned giving, event management, and grantsmanship.
● Ability to develop and manage budgets, and analyze and summarize financial documents.
● Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
● Superior computer skills and proficiency in donor management systems.
● Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to adapt to change quickly.
● Sensitivity to cultural diversity, enthusiasm for the arts, and sincere belief in the life-changing opportunities of theater participation.
● Preferred: Capital campaign planning/prospecting/execution or significant major gifts experience.
● Preferred: Knowledge of Southern California fundraising landscape.
● Preferred: Experience fundraising for Los Angeles theater or entertainment industries.

Special Requirements
● Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
● Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (non-commute mileage to be reimbursed), valid California Driver License, and State required insurance coverage.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For priority consideration, please apply with resume/cover letter to by February 1, 2024.

Programs Manager

About Arts & Healing Initiative (AHI)
Our mission is to transform lives through creative expression by integrating the innate benefits of the arts with mental health practices for self-discovery, connection, and empowerment.

Our experiential education programs are designed to serve all ages and populations, including those living with challenges such as trauma, loneliness, disability, illness, loss, or social isolation. Our sustainable strategy for meeting the needs of under-resourced communities includes partnerships, online trainings, free programs in socially and emotionally supportive practices that anyone can use, and an online Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts for those who want to learn how to develop, deliver, and evaluate their own effective curricula.

Founded in 2004, we are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Position Description
We are seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) Programs Manager who will be responsible for the management of all components of our signature programs, including the Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts. The Programs Manager will be responsible for all administrative tasks—from correspondence with participants to coordination with instructors—related to these programs.

Reports To Founder & Director

Position Hours & Location
This position is 100% remote, although occasional appearances at special staff gatherings or networking events may be required. Work hours are flexible and allow for self-management of time, although agreed upon, daily, core weekday hours will be established to facilitate staff communication. Location in the Southern California region is preferred. Frequent work on weekends is necessary to manage predominantly online programs.

Duties & Responsibilities
Signature Program Management (50%)

For this role, we are seeking someone with strong organizational skills and experience in creating efficient and automated systems to coordinate similar efforts across our four signature programs.

* Schedule program dates in master scheduling calendar and correspond with Zoom hosts and instructors in regards to assigned teaching schedules. Add each program date to the AHI calendar when finalized
* Communicate with program registrants before and after sessions
* Oversight of instructors, including but not limited to crafting memorandum of understanding, prep sessions, annual update of instructor bios and headshots, and assisting Communications team by sending relevant PR and outreach info to the instructors to share with their communities
* Maintain program rosters, course enrollment, and continuing education documentation. Keep up-to-date records and communications logged in Salesforce
* Manage Thinkific LMS by updating lesson module content and files as well as updating presentation slide decks and tech outlines
* Issue Certificates of Completion, including Confirmation of Attendance for continuing education
* Train and manage a team of Zoom hosts on how to facilitate class sessions, including documentation of attendance and guidelines for recording sessions and supporting participants
Upload recorded sessions into AHI’s private YouTube channel
* Manage the application process for the Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA), including review and approval, issuance of acceptance letters, and determination of scholarship levels and payment plans
* Email information needed by instructors to prepare for SEA sessions
* Track SEA trainee attendance, pre-session assignments, and post-session surveys
Audit SEA trainees with outstanding program requirements

Administrative Duties (50%)
* Manage AHI’s general email inbox
* Manage Google Voice account and general messages
* Curriculum Manual Orders
* Track and fulfill curriculum ebook/digital manual
web, bulk, and PO orders
*Track and coordinate with our printer to fulfill
curriculum print manual web, bulk, and PO orders
* Troubleshoot with customers as needed on
shipping and delivery status, ebook/digital
download inquires, etc.
* Finance Management
* Track active or delinquent payments and
payment plans for the Online Certificate Program
in Social Emotional Arts through Google Sheets
and PayPal.Audit SEA payments to ensure
* Process refunds for AHI programs (when
* Track and ensure timely instructor invoice
* Manage trainee scholarships (including tracking)
across all four signature programs
* Misc Program Admin
* Update (and/or create) policies and procedures as
needed to further streamline and make
programming run as smoothly and efficiently as
* Process and track payments of occasional purchase orders

Other Responsibilities
Conduct other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Operations & Communications Director.*

*As a small non-profit organization, each staff member may be asked periodically to assume responsibility for tasks not explicitly in their job description yet within their skill set, such as assistance with research into alternate continuing education provider options, etc.

* Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required
* Minimum of 2-3 years working in a non-profit
organization or related field
* Compatible interests to the field and alignment with our mission
* Strong interpersonal skills and customer service oriented
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Strong administrative skills
* Strong analytical skills, with the ability and desire to problem solve
* Detail-oriented with strong organizational, time, and project management skills
* Self-starter, with demonstrated success in meeting deadlines
* Tech-savvy, with proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Dropbox, Zoom, Shopify, and Thinkific.
* Salesforce or any other database management and learning management systems experience is a plus
* Collaborative, efficient, positive, energetic, and proactive team player
* Three strong professional references

Application Instructions
To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to with the subject header, “AHI Programs Manager Position.” by 1/31/2024! Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Thank you for your interest!

$66,560 | PPO Health Insurance, Generous PTO Package, including two paid week-long winter and summer breaks, CalSavers Retirement Savings Program

Equal Opportunity Employer
Arts & Healing Initiative does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other restricting classification in its provision of scholarships and selection of applicants.