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.
Public Art Calls for artists
Roundabout at the Regional Park - Far East El Paso
The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) Public Art Program seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks at the Roundabout Project in the Eastside Regional Park Phase ll. Materials selected must be appropriate for a high-use environment, weather resistant and low maintenance.
The Roundabout Project is part of the second phase of the Eastside Regional Park, a 92-acre complex at 13501 Jason Crandall Dr. in Far East El Paso. The first phase is currently under construction and includes three additional public art projects as well as an outdoor water park, an indoor natatorium, a multigenerational community center with a gymnasium, and other amenities such as parking, entrance plaza, walking path, and landscaping.
The project will have a “Hueco Tanks” theme, giving guests the joyous feeling of having a great, big backyard on the edge of a desert oasis.
Application deadline is March 3, 2019.
To download the complete call and apply, please visit Roundabout - Regional Park Far East El Paso.
The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) in collaboration with El Paso International Airport (EPIA) seek to establish a pool of artists or artist teams from the Greater El Paso area for consideration in upcoming exhibits for Art Windows. The Art Windows program will introduce artists to our community and provide them with valuable exposure and gallery space for temporary exhibitions. Art Windows provides an exhibit space for local artists to display their work for a three month period. The designated space is intended to showcase El Paso as an international cultural destination through high quality art and visual experiences. Application deadline is March 15, 2019.
To download the complete call and apply, please visit Art Windows.
The City of El Paso Allied Artist Program is to provide local artists the opportunity to assist experienced artists commissioned for major projects of $125,000 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. Artists must re-apply every two years. Interested artists should download the complete call at the link below. Artists should submit a single PDF with the documents specified in the call to email@example.com.
Download the Complete Call to Artists - Allied Artist Program
EPMA provides all docents with introductory and ongoing training in art, art history, and teaching. Previous experience or knowledge of art is not necessary. For more information, please contact EPMAEducation@elpasotexas.gov.
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.Cultural Funding Program
The application period for the FY2019 Cultural Funding Program is now closed. The application period for FY2020 will open in the spring of 2019. Please visit the Arts Funding tab for more information.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
The application period for MCAD's summer concert series, Music Under the Stars, is now closed.
other artist opportunities
Do you have other artist opportunities that you would like for us to share? Please email them to:
Erin Ritter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Weeks Hall Renovation - Lubbock, Texas
The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside the historic Weeks Hall, located at the Texas Tech University main campus entrance (2508 Broadway) in Lubbock, TX. Renovation of the facility will be completed by May 2020. Weeks Hall was originally constructed in 1957 as a residence hall but has been vacant since 1991. The building will be renovated into office space for faculty, administration, and staff from various Texas Tech University departments. The three-story L shaped structure is listed on the Texas Historical Register. Application deadline - December 20, 2018, 3 p.m. Central Time. For more information and to apply, please visit Weeks Hall Renovation - Lubbock, Texas
2019-2020 Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition - Boerne, Texas
Professional Public Artists are invited by the City of Boerne, Texas, to submit an application to participate in the 2019-2020 Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition. This is a National Call for Entry. Art al Fresco is an outdoor or "fresh air" temporary exhibit of public art. Art al Fresco is an "art on loan" program that incorporates a variety of styles and materials. The City will have the option to purchase one or more sculptures at the end of the exhibition. There is a $30,000 budget allocated for the purchase of sculpture from the exhibit. Application deadline - January 17, 2019, 4:59 p.m. Central Time. For more information and to apply, please visit City of Boerne Art al Fresco