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
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 January 18, 2019.
To download the complete call and apply, please visit Art Windows.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com
Santa Fe Art Institue HARPO Emerging Artist Fellowship - Santa Fe, NM
This prestigious, singular award was established in 2013 to provide an emerging visual artist with strong artistic ability and an evolving practice, the space and time to explore ideas and start new projects in a residency context at a pivotal moment in their professional development. The annual Artist Fellow receives a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a private room and bath, a semi-private studio space, and a $500 travel stipend. The semi-structured programming and unique environment at SFAI allows the Artist Fellow to be as interactive or private as they wish with other residents. This award is open to self-defined under-recognized visual artists over the age of 25 and not enrolled in a degree program at the time of the application deadline. Applications are due by November 1. For more information please visit Santa Fe Art Institute - Fellowships