Executive Assistant


Arts for LA (AFLA) activates artists and organizations and leads communities to advocate for an equitable, healthy, and creative Los Angeles region through the arts.


AFLA seeks a part-time Executive Assistant to support the CEO. This person is also a liaison to the Board of Directors and for staff on administrative matters of the organization. The Executive Assistant will continue to build and execute the operational and financial processes and systems of AFLA  in partnership with the CEO. Responsibilities include:

Board Liaison (30%)

  • Board Management, including
    • Facilitate board recruitment process in partnership with the Board Chair and CEO
    • Onboard and off-board board members and track board terms.
    • Administer annual conflict of interest and disclosure forms, stewardship policy and demographic surveys.
    • Board meeting preparation, including meeting virtual meeting spaces, venues, agendas, minutes, material prep, and follow-up.
    • Propose and manage an annual board calendar of meetings and committee meetings.

Administrative (50%)

  • Attend AFLA team meetings and CEO meetings when needed and lead timely follow-ups to meetings.
  • Manage, schedule, and update the CEO’s calendar.
  • Draft, review and send regular board + key stakeholder communications on behalf of the CEO.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements.
  • Prioritize CEO emails and respond when necessary.
  • Maintain various records and documents for the CEO.
  • Support with maintaining the organization’s CRMs and ensuring regular updates and backup of information.
  • Lead monthly income and expense coding and monthly credit card reconciliation in collaboration with CEO and external accounting firm.
  • With support from staff, draft and maintain the annual AFLA master calendar, and keep the calendar up-to-date regularly.
  • Schedule internal meetings with staff and external meetings that require multiple staff members.
  • Timesheet reminder, collection, and bi-monthly roll-ups; submit the report to payroll.
  • Help coordinate the annual 990 process for timely submission.
  • Manage Google Shared Folder and ensure it is being updated regularly by staff
  • Lead a monthly process of updating key succession documents, including Stakeholder Management, Document and Information Inventory List, and Staff Cross-Training Intakes.
  • Support major annual projects/events – conferences; collective impact work.
  • Support the implementation of AFLA’s current strategic plan and mid-year organizational goals checkpoints, including the coordinating logistics of our annual off-site retreat.
  • Support AFLA’s individual and organizational membership coding via a digital tracking system, including data entry for the new CRM system.
  • Manage accounts payable utilizing the bill.com platform for programs and organizational expenses.

Other (20%)

  • Share in the day-to-day operations of the organization as it relates to the duties of the position or as in the normal course of the running of the office as do the other staff members (i.e. logistics etc.)

ELIGIBILITY: Ideal candidates should hold the following qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in administration and/or operations.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and some weekends.
  • Confident decision-making skills and collaborative spirit.
  • Strong writing skills, with the ability to efficiently and clearly communicate complex information in writing.
  • Excellent professional judgment.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Juggle multiple tasks with ease and grace.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with various levels of professionals; particularly experience interacting with nonprofit boards.
  • Strong organizational, project, and time-management skills.
  • Ready to thrive in a work culture with the following characteristics: collaboration and learning, data-driven practices, direct feedback, documentation, due diligence and preparation, professionalism and kindness, self-reflection, strategic thinking, and vulnerability.

Preferred, but not required skills: 

  • Awareness of the Los Angeles arts community and local government structures.
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.


This is an hourly position paying $24.17 per hour, depending on experience, and includes benefits such as accrued vacation and sick time and a monthly work-from-home expense reimbursement package. This position is part-time but may increase to full-time over time.


Submit resume, cover letter, and list of contact information for three references to operations@artsforla.org with the subject line: “Executive Assistant.” no later than July 14, 2023.

Arts for LA are equal employment opportunity employers and we strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply. Arts for LA do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Assistant Technical Production Manager

The Assistant Technical Production Manager is responsible for supervision of technical operations for the Center of the Arts and is responsible for implementing successful events and supervising student and overhire technical staff. This position serves as the lead technician for most shows and concerts. This position reports to and assists the Technical Production Manager in handling all of the technical needs at the Center for the Arts. The person in this position is responsible for working with guest artists and technicians to ensure high quality productions while maintaining a safe and pleasant working atmosphere. This position helps the Center for the Arts achieve its mission of presenting an innovative, unique, entertaining, and diverse program of exceptional performances and museum exhibitions and thus: 1. Enhance the educational experience at the University for all students and to provide a professional laboratory to train students in the arts; 2. Foster artistic excellence and creativity; 3. Connect Pepperdine University and the richly varied communities of Los Angeles and surrounding communities.


– Supervise light hang, focus, and programming for Center for the Arts and Fine Arts events, serving as Master Electrician and on site lighting head.
– Supervise student and overhire crew for set-up, performance, strike, and maintenance for all events.
– Serve as Lead of Production when necessary for Center for the Arts events.
Work with Technical Production Manager on scheduling, staffing, and theatre production needs.
– Review plans for production elements of Center for the Arts presentations, university events, and community events in Smothers Theatre, Raitt Recital Hall, and Lindhurst Theatre.
– Train technical staff on safe and efficient back of house functions, including light board and sound board operation, running fly system, and other technical duties as necessary.
– Work with Technical Production Manager to purchase technical equipment and materials for shows and investigate theatre and facility improvements.
– Other duties as assigned.

Apply here by 7/17/2023.

Museum Curator

The Department of Museum, Arts & Culture is searching for a creative, organized, proactive and community-oriented individual to join the team as a Museum Curator. This is a great opportunity for an emerging art or history curator to play a leading role in shaping the Museum’s efforts to create a distinctive exhibitions program that garners critical attention while fulfilling our mission to advance an understanding of regional history and art.

Examples of Essential Functions

The essential functions typically performed by the Museum Curator include the following:

Researches, analyzes, and recommends new policies; implements existing policies.
Supervises and directs the activities of staff including employee selection, work assignment, performance evaluation, employee development, disciplinary action, and complaint resolution.
Coordinates, schedules, and provides direction and training to volunteer staff and docents.
Corresponds with and assists various agencies and individuals regarding Museum business and information requests.
Reviews and follows correspondence, documents, and material, relating to public inquiries.
Attends meetings of the Board of Trustees, Board committees, City administration, community groups and organizations as required and/or in the absence of the Museum, Arts & Culture Director.
Represents the museum at events, meetings, and gatherings, of the City and general public.
Assists with developing content for promotional, outreach, and informational materials.
Assists in grant writing and other sources of resource development.
Works closely with museum staff, other City departments, contracted consultants and vendors, to ensure continued physical preservation of the museum building (a historic structure) and to ensure the proper care and conservation of the museum collections which it houses.
Develops and maintains maintenance procedures, logs and schedules, in accordance with professional standards and procedures.
Works with Museum, Arts & Culture Director, committees of the Board of Trustees and other City departments in the planning and development of capital improvements which will affect the care and management of the museum’s collections.

When assigned to Collections, functions may also include:

Works closely with the Board of Trustees Collections Committee to review and update collections policy and procedures.
Cares for, manages, accessions, establishes and maintains registration practices, cataloging, inventory, and information systems procedures in accordance with the museum’s collection policy.
Protects and preserves collections against physical, chemical, and biological damage or decay (including cleaning, protecting and storing of articles) in accordance with museum’s collection policy.
Works with artists, collectors, and other institutions in the loan of objects.
Arranges shipping, assesses condition, assigns loan numbers and arranges for appropriate insurance.
Works closely with the Collections Committee to contact and solicit community sources and potential lenders and donors of artifacts, material, information and assistance.

When assigned to Exhibitions, functions may also include:

Coordinates the planning, design, and installation of exhibitions developed internally and externally with guest curators and other cultural organizations.
Works closely with other museum staff, community representatives, academic scholars and others in developing exhibits.
Works with professional colleagues to make arrangements for temporary/traveling exhibitions including shipping, receiving, insurance, condition assessment, etc.

When assigned to Educational Programs, functions may also include:

Develops public educational programs such as school tours, lectures, workshops, family programs, docent programs and publications.
Works closely with other museum staff, community representatives, academic scholars, and others in developing these programs.
Partners with regional school districts and educators, to develop and implement exhibit and programming activities related to core curriculum standards for students K-12.
Coordinates and participates in public outreach activities to promote museum exhibits, programs and events.
Compiles and tracks audience participation information.

Qualification Guidelines


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in U.S. or California History, Museum Studies, American Studies, Art History, Anthropology, or closely related field.

NOTE: Proof of successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree must be provided by way of attachment to your online application or as an email attachment sent to the Hiring Agency Representative at, or before, time of the reference check process. Acceptable forms of proof include Unofficial Transcripts, Official Transcripts, Photos and/or Photocopies of Institutional Degree/Certifications. Failure to provide the required documentation at, or before, time of the reference check process will result in disqualification.


Three years of museum experience, including collections management, exhibition development, or the development of public education programs. A Master’s Degree may substitute for two years of related experience.


Valid Class C California driver’s license and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment.

Special Requirement

Ability to climb ladders and stairs while carrying heavy or bulky loads.
Ability to safely use hand and power tools.


Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in U.S. or California History, Museum Studies, American Studies, Art History, Anthropology, or closely related field.
Ability to read and speak Spanish.
Previous experience curating exhibitions in art or history.
Knowledge of artists in the Inland Empire and/or regional history related to the Inland Empire.
Supplemental Information

How to Apply

Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” link at the top of this announcement. If this is the first time applying for a position using governmentjobs.com, you will be prompted to create a new user account; otherwise, log in with your username and password. Your application and responses to any supplemental questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications for this position. It is suggested that your application include the following:

List any relevant experience and education that demonstrates that you qualify for the position.
List all periods of employment for at least the past 10 years, beginning with your most recent or present employer (including, if applicable, all employment with the City of Ontario).
Separately list each position held, including different positions with the same employer.

A resume may be attached to your application but will not substitute for the proper completion of your application. Applications that are not properly completed may be rejected.

NOTE: Transcripts from colleges, universities or technical schools outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.

Recruitment Schedule

Application Deadline: Thursday, 7/20/2023 at 11:59 PM
Application Review: Week of 7/31/2023
Tentative First Round of Interviews: Week of 8/07/2023
Tentative Second Round of Interviews: Week of 8/14/2023

Development & Member Acquisition Associate

BroadStage in Santa Monica seeks a dynamic, driven Development & Member Acquisition Associate to support the operations of our busy Development department. In this role, you will join a team of energetic, enthusiastic, and smart professionals with a passion for the arts and the audience experience! You’ll bring your energy, organizational skills, and attention to detail to support the Development department through conscientious database management and attentive donor concierge service to help us grow our donor pipeline and audience base, and exceed our fundraising goals.

About BroadStage

BroadStage is a contemporary performing arts presenter in Santa Monica that energizes audiences and community through bold performances and personal connection. A proud flagship of Santa Monica College, BroadStage is one of Los Angeles’ leading venues to experience daring artistic performances. BroadStage’s intimate yet strikingly grand 535-seat venue combines the warmth of a small theater with the acoustics and staging of a grand hall.

Now in its 15th season, BroadStage is expanding to meet a rapidly evolving set of needs. Under the leadership of Artistic & Executive Director Rob Bailis, BroadStage is broadening its impact through a new artistic vision and expanded venue footprint, celebrating our shared humanity and expanding the role the arts play in the vitality of our diverse community.

About the Role

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development & Member Acquisition Associate will support and receive direction from the Individual Giving Officer and the Membership & Special Events Officer. The Development Associate will be responsible for database management and Member concierge services, while also supporting the Marketing Department with database list generation, as well as idea creation for audience outreach and communications. This is a newly reimagined position for the organization, so the person selected for the role will be instrumental in creatively shaping the position.

Areas of Accountability

Database, Data Management, Prospect Research, Gift Processing & Acknowledgment
Acquire high-level knowledge of our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, Patron Manager, and be our point person for data input and management of the system troubleshooting issues, streamlining processes, and ensuring deadlines can be met.
Conduct donor prospect screening and identification processes in Patron Manager (using iWave software) to grow our donor and Board pipeline.
Manage list generation and segmentation for audience communications (Marketing) and fundraising campaigns (Development) while assisting with campaign reporting and analysis. Support the Director of Development, the Individual Giving Officer, and the Membership & Special Events Officer with generating and distributing reports from Patron Manager.
Manage gift entry and processing in Patron Manager.
Ensure automated gift acknowledgment letters and Membership renewal communications are correctly distributed in a timely fashion.
Serve as the primary liaison for the Development department with Patron Manager, iWave, and Mogli technical support.

General Operations

Monitor the Development department email, phone line, and Mogli text message inbox, responding in a timely fashion to fulfill Member ticket requests such as refunds or exchanges, offer event recommendations, and answer general inquiries.
Assist with subscription and single ticket sales for VIP Members.
Support event planning and execution as needed.
Create detailed donor profile packets for distribution to Staff and Board Members ahead of events.
Other duties as assigned.

External Functions

Attend external functions including performances, Member events, and fundraising events for BroadStage to interact with audience members, and represent BroadStage at meetings, conferences, and other functions as necessary.

Essential Skills

A self-starter with excellent interpersonal and written skills.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Ability to multitask; manage details and deadlines with forethought.
An open communicator. Values transparency and frequent communication.
Maintains strong interdepartmental relationships.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Comfortable with CRM and wealth screening software a plus; eagerness to learn new platforms and processes.
Openness to a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Salary and benefits

Salary: $50,000-$55,000. Full-time, non-exempt.

Benefits Package: Matching 401K plan and health insurance. PTO for holidays, vacation, personal days, and sick leave.

Location: This position is based in Santa Monica, California. BroadStage is currently a hybrid on-site/work-from-home workplace. Availability to work events at night and on weekends as needed.

How do I apply?

Submit a resume and cover letter to employment@broadstage.org and put the title “Development & Member Acquisitions Associate” in the subject line by July 12, 2023.

BroadStage recognizes that the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, justice, and respect must be fundamental to our work, and it is the responsibility of our staff, artists, and patrons to create a welcoming environment for all. We take pride in the culture we are cultivating within our organization, as we celebrate the differences that bring us closer together. BroadStage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants for employment will have full and equal access to employment opportunities.

Director of Community Outreach & Public Programs

MOCA was founded by a group of visionary artists, philanthropists, and civic and business leaders in 1979 with the mission of building a permanent forum for contemporary art in Los Angeles. With a world-class collection of nearly 8,000 objects, MOCA is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of art created after 1940 in all media. The museum has achieved remarkable growth with two Los Angeles locations of architectural renown; education programs that are widely emulated; award-winning publications that present original scholarship; and groundbreaking monographic, touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time.

MOCA is an inclusive place where a multiplicity of artists, audiences, and community intersect. Offering free general admission through the Art for All initiative, MOCA exhibitions welcome nearly 200,000 visitors of all ages and backgrounds annually. Another 20,000 people are engaged through lectures, film screenings, and community events.


MOCA’s new Director of Community Outreach & Public Programs will oversee outreach programs and partnerships, as well as on-site public programs, including those related to exhibitions. The successful candidate will provide strategy, direction, and vision for the role of the contemporary art museum in the public sphere, deepening public and civic engagement. Key credentials include excellent verbal communication and negotiation skills, emotional intelligence, and extensive experience with planning conveneings and public programming, as well as facilitating open dialogue on critical issues. Strong candidates will have a demonstrated ability to achieve agreements for mutual benefit, working knowledge of DEI&A best practices, particularly intersectional issues in the area of pursuing racial equity; and the ability to prioritize impacted populations in decision-making, with lived experience in communities highly affected by structural or systemic barriers.

This new, full-time permanent position will play a critical role in MOCA’s organizational structure and is made possible with seed funding from the Leadership in Art Museums initiative, a collaboration between the Alice L. Walton Foundation, Ford Foundation, Mellon Foundation, and Pilot House Philanthropy designed to advance racial equity within museum leadership roles.

The Director of Community Outreach & Public Programs will create vibrant conditions for building reciprocal relationships in the community to transform MOCA’s practices and public programs, and grow a thriving, diverse community around and within MOCA.

The Director of Community Outreach & Public Programs position will participate fully in MOCA’s DEI&A initiatives and processes, infusing best practices into all activities, both public-facing and internal. This position will cultivate external relations and develop programs that advance equity while supporting art and artists.

This position will also prioritize opportunities to align MOCA’s programming with the objectives of Los Angeles County’s Cultural Policy Strategic Plan, which centers equity and access.

Essential Functions

Develop, execute, and evaluate a well-balanced roster of mission-driven programs that create long-lasting, impactful relationships between the museum and its diverse publics.
Develop racial-equity-centered dialogues and encounters between MOCA representatives (including staff, board, and donors), artists, and key community constituencies.
Work with The Maurice Marciano Director, Chief of Public Engagement, Learning & Impact, Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, Chief Communications Officer, and Director of Education & Visitor Engagement to integrate strategic goals, exhibition, collection, and education program, and public engagement objectives.
Conduct internal readiness assessment with key MOCA staff and external stakeholders to identify recent, historical, and desired relationships to community entities, including schools, local businesses, elected officials, and neighboring cultural organizations; develop a map of relationships that includes qualitative data about the nature of those relationships.
Manage contracts with program participants; arrange travel and artist, performer, and speaker service provisions.
Supervise Public Programming Associate and work cross-departmentally with staff in support areas including Audio Visual, Visitor Engagement, Facilities, and Security to realize planned programs and initiatives.
In consultation with colleagues in Curatorial; Advancement; and Public Engagement, Learning & Impact, identify potential audiences for specific exhibitions/programs.
Collaborate internally to develop interpretive and wayfinding strategies.
Broker inclusive conversations with MOCA’s interpretive, programming, communications, operations, and events teams to ensure community concerns are taken into account, and with external representatives as needed.
Represent MOCA in community meetings and other public forums involving key constituent communities.
Make recommendations for potential for exhibition- or topic-specific advisory groups on an annual basis.
In collaboration with the Chief of Public Engagement, Learning & Impact, develop and manage public programs budgets.
Participate in and support promotional efforts around Community Engagement and Public Programs in tandem with the Communications team.
Participate in the development of funding sources for programs, including foundation, corporate, and individual sponsorships; collaborate with the Advancement department to participate in donor cultivation and write grants.
Ensure that public programming occupies a leading role in the museum’s efforts to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEI&A) goals.
Other projects as needed.


Exceptional communication skills, written and oral; confidence in public speaking; and deftness with leading and moderating discussions
At least 5 years of professional experience in program development and project management in the non-profit cultural sector
Deep knowledge of contemporary art practices and of the museum field, locally, nationally, and globally
Demonstrated record of successfully fostering connections with artistic partners, program attendees, cultural organizations, and community groups, and of serving as a primary liaison between an institution and its publics
Must be highly detail-oriented, hands-on, and enterprising when it comes to production
Proven commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEA&I)
Proficiency with Google applications and all Microsoft office software.
Possession of an M.A. in art history, museum studies, studio art, art education, or related subject is highly preferred
Previous experience in curating exhibitions, publishing books, and/or producing performances/events is a plus

Salary Range: $90,000 – $105,000

Apply here by 7/31/23.

While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: sit for extended periods; bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift; reach both above and below shoulder height. Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to visually inspect work. Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other office equipment is required. Heavy usage of computers and phones required.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the Museum of Contemporary Art’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Director of Marketing and Messaging

This senior staff position will provide leadership and oversight of LACO’s marketing and messaging, earned revenue, patron services, digital strategy, and external communications toward the achievement of institution-wide strategic goals: to position the Orchestra as an indispensable community resource; to present programs that diversify, expand, and strengthen the LACO community; and to establish a stable financial foundation on which to build the next generation of world-class artistry. In addition to bearing responsibility for subscription and single-ticket revenue, the Director of Marketing and Messaging will collaborate with colleagues on the Senior Staff team in driving LACO’s overall post-pandemic recovery and growth. Additional responsibilities include leading the marketing and communications teams and collaborating closely with the Development and Production Departments to oversee all outward-facing communication institution-wide.

Apply here by 8/01/23.
$110,000 – $125,000 | PTO, Life insurance, 401k, Health insurance, Dental, Vision

Executive Director

Position Summary

The CEO will uplift the mission and vision of Symphony and POPS, guide the operational and fiscal functions, and co-curate inspiring musical programming with the Music Director, Principal POPS Conductor, and Chief Operating Officer, with an eye toward artistic innovation and audience development. Reporting to the President and working closely with the Board, the CEO will lead donor engagement, proactively recruit and retain exceptional board members, support and mentor the staff team, and inspire exceptional and collaborative relationships with stellar musicians. Leveraging the power of an expert and dedicated staff, and an energized and dynamic Board of Directors, the CEO will expand the organization’s reach and scope, creating meaningful partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders, musicians, and philanthropic partners. Building on the Symphony and POPS’ resilient financial performance during the pandemic, the CEO will maximize ticket sales and other earned revenue opportunities and execute the organization’s critical contractual relationships.

For the full position announcement, please visit ArtsConsulting.com/Employment

Apply here by 8/09/23
The Pasadena Symphony Association offers an attractive compensation package with a competitive salary estimated in the range of $180,000 to $220,000. Employee health and insurance benefits are underwritten by the Symphony and POPS and include medical insurance via Kaiser Permanente along with life, dental, and vision insurance via Guardian Insurance, as well as a 401(k)-retirement plan. The Association also offers a generous flexible personal time off policy. The quality of life in the vibrant Pasadena community and San Gabriel Valley region is an inherent benefit of leading this unique and dynamic organization into the future.

Vibrant Colors Juried Art Competition

Ten Moir Gallery is thrilled to announce the call for art into our “Vibrant Colors” art competition. We invite artists from all backgrounds, mediums, and locations to participate in this exciting opportunity. Whether you specialize in painting, sculpture, photography, or any other form of visual art, we welcome your submissions. The deadline is August 28, 2023. The competition promises not only exposure but also a chance to win our coveted Best in Show award, with prizes totaling up to $700. Please note that all participants must be at least 18 years of age. Don’t miss this incredible chance to exhibit your artwork and join us in celebrating vibrant colors. Submit your artwork today!

Important Dates:

* Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 28, 2023
* Submission Deadline: August 28, 2023
* Winners and Finalists Announcement: Sept 4, 2023
* Online Exhibition: Sept 5 – Oct 4, 2023


* Participants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.
* All submissions must be original creations of the participating artists.
* The competition is open to artists from around the world.
* Any artwork containing explicit or offensive content, hate speech, or infringing on the rights of others will be disqualified.
* Emerging to established artists welcome

Best in Show:

* $200 Cash Prize
* Featured on homepage banner
* Inclusion in a month long exhibition
* Free entry to the Blu Sky Award ($500 award)
* E-blast announcement
* Extensive social media exposure
* Award Certificate

Apply here by 8/28/23.

Call for Art: Inner Sense


Apply here by 9/01/23.

Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, INNER SENSE.


Within each of us, a rich tapestry of experiences, emotions, and thoughts shapes who we are. Our identities are ever-evolving, formed from our experiences, relationships, and the world we inhabit. By peeling back the layers, we can gain an understanding of ourselves and our surroundings—a profound inner sense. We invite artists to delve deep into the core of the self, unveiling the essence, character, and spirit that construct our identities. What stories do we carry, and how do they shape our perceptions and interactions with the world? Show us INNER SENSE from your perspective.


JPEGs due by Friday, September 1, 2023 at midnight MST.
Notification of acceptance and online gallery opening by Friday, September 29, 2023.


All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com
Best of Show: $750
Two Director’s Choice awards: $250 each


$25 for first entry/$10 for each additional entry, you may enter up to 20 total. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance. For 3D work, there is no need to pay for additional entries for detail shots. Once your first entry is made, you may send additional views by email to hello@art-fluent.com.


Director’s choice. Each show is curated and juried by Creative Director, Amy Matteson Neill along with an anonymous committee of jurors. Please note, there is no personal feedback given by jurors.


All images must be in JPEG/JPG format using CaFÉ guidelines. The image size must be 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Maximum file size is 5 mb.

Accepted video formats include MOV, MP4, WMV. Aspect ratio 4:3 or 16:9, resolution minimum 640×480, maximum 1920 x1080, bit rate recommended above 240 kbps, recommended frame rate 30 fps. File size must be under 100 MB.


Notification will be done by email, everyone who submits will be notified of the juror’s selections. If for any reason you do not hear from us by the notification date, please check the filters in your email account. Notification emails are sent to the email on file with CaFÉ.


All sales inquiries will be directed to the artist’s website and/or contact information. For any artwork that is sold, the artists receive 100% of the sale.


A portion of the proceeds from the entry fees is donated to organizations committed to the arts and supporting artists.


Cash awards over $600 are subject to federal income tax withholding within the United States. A W-9 form must be filled out by the winner and submitted to Art Fluent, Inc.


This call is open to artists worldwide, both amateur and professional. Work that has been selected for previous exhibits with Art Fluent will not be considered.


Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Open to ALL fine art mediums -now including film/video (oil, acrylic, watermedia, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, ceramics, digital art, film/video)

Call for Emerging Artists




– Apply here by July 30, 2023
– Notification of accepted applicants: August 21, 2023


Submission fee is $35 for 10-15 images. All submissions will be handled through CaFÉ.


Application Deadline: July 30, 2023
Call all emerging artists! Strata Gallery 501(c)3 is excited to announce our open call for submissions to our free Emerging Artists Membership Program. Join a supportive community of fellow artists, gain exposure for your work, and unlock incredible opportunities for growth and collaboration. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, or work in any other medium, we welcome your unique perspective and creative vision. Don’t miss this chance to elevate your career and be part of a thriving artistic community. Submit your artwork today!


Strata Gallery was founded in 2021 as a non-profit membership gallery that seeks to showcase the work of internationally established artists whose development has typically followed trajectories tangential to prevalent avant-garde trends. It also showcases the work of promising Emerging Artists who otherwise struggle for gallery exposure, as their work is also at variance with those same trends. To some degree the example of these Established Artists validates the promise of those who are still emergent, and the gallery encourages loose creative partnerships between these two groups. Strata Gallery avoids favoring any distinct style and promotes a range of authentic individual expression embodying diverse material practices, imagery, style, and ethos. Strata Gallery is located in the historic Santa Fe Plaza at 125 Lincoln Ave, Suite 105, Santa Fe, NM 87501.


Strata Gallery was established as a membership gallery with the primary goal of creating a space for our artists to showcase their work, as well as to create a dialogue between our Established and Emerging artists. Strata Gallery strives to cultivate a membership that reflects the diversity of the community we live in. We encourage applications from candidates of all underrepresented groups, such those who identify as BIPOC artists, as well as artists identifying as LGBTQ+. We seek to attract membership from a diverse group of artists.


One-year Emerging Artist Membership
One Solo Exhibition – Approx. two weeks
Annual Group Exhibition – Approx. three weeks
Artist page on website
Promotion on social media accounts
Promotion on Newsletter
Monthly opportunities email list
Exposure in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Learn how to curate a solo exhibition
Director mentorship from Established Artists
Join an exciting Emerging Artist cohort
Opportunity to learn how a non-profit gallery system works
Artist’s net 80% of all works sold, Strata Gallery commission 20%


Emerging Artist Cohort Meetings
Welcome Meeting
Second Cohort Meeting
Third Cohort Meeting
Farewell Meeting
Director Curatorial Meeting
Exhibition Mentorship Meeting
Solo Exhibition (approx. 2 weeks)
Group Exhibition (approx. 3 weeks)
Gallery Sitting (3 days)
Develop and lead one creative workshop (virtual or in person)
Artists are responsible for negotiating and executing the sale of their artwork (20% commission to Strata Gallery).


Submit the following via CaFé:

Cover Letter
Bio (PDF format preferred)
Curriculum Vitae (PDF format preferred)
Artist Statement (PDF format preferred)
10-15 images (JPGs 72 dpi, approx. file size 1 MB) in single PDF
Artist Membership Application Form (competed upon selection)


Strata Gallery is now accepting applications for new Emerging Members for a free 1-year contract period. We are looking for innovative artist who are actively working and who are interested in being part of an Emerging Artist cohort. Membership is open to artist who work in all media. Current Emerging Membership is comprised of artists who work in painting, sculpture, photography, installation, textiles, and mixed media.

Must not be represented by a commercial gallery
Must not be in a Tenured/Tenure Track teaching position, or retired from one
Note: There are no dues for the emerging members, however, Strata Gallery encourages contributions of time or resources where possible.