Opportunities

There are many opportunities available for artists of all disciplines within our department from funding for events and artists to performance opportunities for musicians and dancers. MCAD will periodically have opportunities for people to work with the department as volunteers, docents or teaching artists. Please check back often as many of these opportunities will have deadline applications. 

Allied Artist Program - Pre-Qualified Artist Pool- continuous

The City of El Paso Allied Artist Program is to provide local artists the opportunity to assist experienced artists commissioned for major projects of $150,000 or more by the Public Art Program, in order to gain the technical and administrative expertise needed to compete within the field of public art. Allied Artists are matched up with commissioned artists based on their level of experience, artistic medium and general interests. Pre-qualified artists who are chosen for a specific project will be compensated for their service as an Allied Artist.

Download the Complete Call to Artists - Allied Artist Program

Volunteer Opportunities

Museum of Art
The El Paso Museum of Art is currently recruiting volunteers to be part of its docent program. Docents are volunteer gallery educator, people with an interest in sharing art with diverse audiences, are comfortable around people of all ages, enjoy assisting in the learning process, have access to email and are able to commit to supporting the program through volunteering for one year following training. Docents play a critical role in connecting the community with our collection.

Previous knowledge of art is not necessary, but candidates must be able to commit to a six month training program. For more information, please contact Dr. Elisabeth Sommer, Education Curator, at sommerex@elpasotexas.gov or 915-212-3056.

Museum of History
The El Paso Museum of History is currently recruiting volunteer tour guides. Volunteers will help lead tours of the Museum of History. You don't need a background in history, but an interest and desire to learn more about the history of the area is desired. For more information, please contact Jaime Knoedler, Community Engagement Coordinator, at knoedlerjm@elpasotexas.gov or 915-212-3163.

Call for Teaching Artists and Workshop Instructors

The Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) is recruiting Teaching Artists (TAs) and workshop instructors to help provide hands on arts education and learning opportunities within our various programs and institutions.  MCAD seeks dynamic individuals who work well with children of all ages and skill levels as well as the general public.  Adult instruction opportunities are also available.  Teaching Artists will work directly with City staff to develop programs, and run camp activities within MCAD programs and institutions including (but not limited to) the Downtown Art and Farmer’s Market and the Museums of Archaeology, Art, and History.

For more information about our TA opportunities and their respective application processes, please visit the following links:

Downtown Art and Farmer's Market Teaching Artist


DOWNTOWN ARTIST & FARMERS MARKET

Are you interested in becoming a vendor at the Downtown Art and Farmers Market? Visit the Art & Farmers Market tab for more information.

Chalk the Block 10 - October 6-8, 2017

Applications for vendors and artists for Chalk the Block 10 will open in August 2017. Please check back for more information.

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
The application period for MCAD's summer concert series, Music Under the Stars is now closed.  For more information, please visit our events section. Visit the program Facebook Pages for a complete schedule and updates: Music Under the Stars


CULTURAL FUNDING

The application period for the FY2018 Cultural Funding Program is now closed. 

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other artist opportunities

Do you have other artist opportunities that you would like for us to share? Please email them to: 

Erin Ritter, ritteree@elpasotexas.gov

The Grove at Frisco Commons, Frisco, TX

The City of Frisco, Texas Public Art Program is issuing the Request for Qualifications for a public art opportunity within the City. The City seeks qualifications from artists to be considered for this project. All applications must be submitted via www.callforentry.org (CaFÉ™). The public art at The Grove at Frisco Commons should be a freestanding outdoor public artwork suitable to be viewed on a raised platform from all angles; incorporate organic/natural forms and/or themes to compliment the setting; be welcoming to the visitors and be safe and hazard-free; be made of low-maintenance durable materials that are resistant to vandalism. Deadline to apply is June 22, 2017. For more information, please visit Public Art Call - The Grove