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. 

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

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.

Download the Complete Call to Artists - Allied Artist Program

El Paso Museum of Art

Call for Artists-Sixth Border Biennial

The El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) and the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez (MACJ) announce an open call for entries to the 6th Border Biennial. Artists living and working within a 200-mile radius of the US/Mexico border may apply through March 31, 2020. 

Two-dozen artists or collectives will be selected to present artwork in the 6th Border Biennial. Border artists will be chosen from the open call and several established artists will be invited who may live beyond the border, but who engage with it in their work.

Artworks selected will be concerned with the historical, contemporary, and future effects of the boundary and policies on: people, animals, environment, landscape, and goods; economies, infrastructure, migration, and theory; prejudice, violence, identity, and nationality. 

For more information and to apply, visit 6th Border Biennial.

Volunteer Opportunities

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 Stephanie Gardea, 212-3056, GarnicaS1@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 FY2020 is now closed. Please visit the Arts Funding tab for more information.  

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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

El Paso Art AssociationSeasons WSSF

The El Paso Art Association is accepting work for its Seasons WSSF. Artists are asked to submit work celebrating all that the seasons have to offer. Visit El Paso Art Association Seasons to download the prospectus and enter online. Deadline to apply is March 25, 2020.

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.