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. 


Chalk the Block 2019

The application period for Chalk the Block 2019 are now open. Chalk the Block will be October 11-13 in Downtown El Paso. Applications for artists, artisan vendors and food trucks must be submitted electronically. Applications and guidelines are available at ChalktheBlock.com

**Please be aware of the application due dates. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.**

Dia de los Muertos 2019

The application period for this year's Dia de los Muertos artisan market and food vendors will be open soon. Dia de los will be November 2 in the Downtown Arts District. Applications and guidelines will be available here. 

Public Art Calls for artists

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 $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 mcadinfo@elpasotexas.gov.

Museum of Art
The El Paso Museum of Art regularly recruits to be part of its docent program. Docents are volunteer gallery educators who lead gallery tours for various audiences, including students and adults. Potential docents should be comfortable around people of all ages, enjoy teaching, and be able to commit to leading tours for one year following training. Docents play a critical role in making the museum  welcoming and enjoyable.

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.

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 Diana Cepeda, Community Engagement Coordinator, at cepedadx@elpasotexas.gov or 915-212-3161.

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.

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS

The application period for MCAD's summer concert series, Music Under the Stars, is closed.

For more information about this concert series, please visit our events section. Visit the program Facebook Pages for a complete schedule and updates: Music Under the Stars

CULTURAL FUNDING PROGRAM

The application period for FY2020 is now closed. Please visit the Arts Funding tab for more information.  

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Chamizal Cultural Festival - Chamizal National Memorial is looking for those who would like to participate in our annual Chamizal Cultural Festival from 10 am-3 pm on Saturday, October 26, (with an Education Day on Friday, October 25 as well).

At the Chamizal Cultural Festival, we want to provide a variety of Borderland cultural experiences to this community and other national park visitors. The Festival can include performances, talks, activities, information booths, cultural demonstrations, workshops, etc. For more information, please contact Anne Doherty-Stephan at 915-532-7273, ext. 124 or via email at anne_doherty-stephan@nps.gov.

Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition is recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country. The exhibition shows the top national and international artists evolving the field of contemporary craft who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media made between 2017-2019 are acceptable. Works must be less than 75 pounds. Entry Fee is $40 (USD) and covers up to three (3) entries. Deadline is September 29. Submission form and more information can be found at Denton Arts - Hard + Soft. This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Materials will be on view February 7 - May 9, 2020 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas. All selected works will be included in the exhibition catalog. Juror award winners will receive monetary prizes. Questions? Email the Greater Denton Arts Council at exhibit@dentonarts.com.



Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project - Washington 

The City of Shoreline, Washington, seeks an experienced U.S.-based artist or artist-team to design, fabricate, and install a dynamic, site-specific artwork with the primary goal of serving as a landmark for the center of this young and growing city directly to the north of Seattle. Placement will occur on an approximately 1-acre triangular-shaped project area located along the city’s main arterial, Aurora Avenue (aka SR 99). Currently, the site is flat, with a few small trees and a preserved section of historic brick road, a relic of the Interurban trolley line. Proposals that include solar panels, sound, kinetic, or interactive elements, projections, water features, time-based components, landscaping / earthworks, or light elements are especially welcome as a reflection of the city’s environmental ethic. Deadline to apply is 11:59 pm, CST, January 31, 2018. For more information or to apply, please visit PublicArtist.org - Shoreline, WA.

CALL FOR ARTISTS - SCHUSTER AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Public Art Program seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks for the Schuster Avenue Reconstruction Project.  Materials selected must be appropriate for a high-use environment, weather resistant and low maintenance. The Schuster Avenue Reconstruction Project will extend from Prospect Street to Campbell Street, consisting of a full street reconstruction of Schuster Avenue. Application deadline is September 26, 2018

For more information or to apply, please visit Schuster Avenue Reconstruction.

CALL FOR ARTISTS - EASTSIDE REGIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD WATER PARK

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Public Art Program seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks at the Eastside Regional Neighborhood Water Park. Materials selected must be appropriate for a high-use environment, weather resistant and low maintenance. The Neighborhood Water Park will be located inside the Eastside Regional Park, a 92-acre complex at 13501 Jason Crandall Dr. in Far East El PasoApplication deadline is September 26, 2018

For more information or to apply, please visit Eastside Regional Neighborhood Water Park

CALL FOR ARTISTS - EASTSIDE REGIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD WATER PARK

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Public Art Program seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks at the Eastside Regional Neighborhood Water Park. Materials selected must be appropriate for a high-use environment, weather resistant and low maintenance. The Neighborhood Water Park will be located inside the Eastside Regional Park, a 92-acre complex at 13501 Jason Crandall Dr. in Far East El PasoApplication deadline is September 26, 2018

For more information or to apply, please visit Eastside Regional Neighborhood Water Park

CITY OF EL PASO ART WINDOWS - 2019-2020

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.

CITY OF EL PASO ART WINDOWS - 2019-2020

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.

CITY OF EL PASO ART WINDOWS - 2019-2020

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.

CITY OF EL PASO ART WINDOWS - 2019-2020

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.

CITY OF EL PASO ART WINDOWS - 2019-2020

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.

CITY OF EL PASO ART WINDOWS - 2019-2020

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 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.