Jan 29, 2009

small project for a children’s art illustrator.

Shows That Teach is producing a music CD for kids about the environment
tentatively entitled "Singin' Green". We have a modest budget of $300
to pay an artist to illustrate the cover. If you are interested in
submitting a rough sketch for our consideration please email
mark@showsthatteach.com for more information about the project. We can
not pay for your sketch, but if we like it, we will hire you for this
and possibly future projects.

Cargo Container Art/Performance Venue is up for Grabs!

Cargo Container Art/Performance Venue is up for Grabs!

Long Beach's "Goods Gallery" is a multi-use arts space in search of a
good home.

Since Santa Monica broke ground with Ashes and Snow in 2006, cargo
container structures arrived in L.A.: In Redondo Beach and Venice,
Peter DeMaria built homes out of recycled containers and in Long
Beach, we built a public art/performance venue.

After 3 months and 10 events, the "Goods Gallery" must be moved to
make room for the development of a more permanent art facility.

Owners of the gallery are offering the structure to any non-profit or
school in Los Angeles for free. If no one steps forward, "Goods
Gallery" owner, Ryan Smolar will recycle the containers or consider
offers from the private sector.

"We hope non-profits, schools and City agencies will respond," said
Smolar. "The Goods Gallery can fit in any neighborhood and offers a
sustainable, affordable, reversible alternative - in a down economy –
for art and performance space." The Gallery is posted on E-bay
(starting bid: $2,000) and Craigslist.

The three cargo containers, connected in a U-shape, create an open
courtyard for performances and 150 linear feet of wall space for art
exhibitions. The Goods Gallery will host its last show, a Cal State
Long Beach Student Showcase, on January 31.

The Goods Gallery originated as part of University by the Sea in
October 2008, a day-long festival that transforms downtown restaurants
and streets into a university for a day. With art galleries and spaces
on the decline in the area, Smolar thought University by the Sea could
help bring gallery space to downtown Long Beach.

"I'm proud of this project," Smolar said. "How often can a small
marketing company help transform a blighted city-block into an active
public space? I just hope someone else can get as much good out of it
as we did."

The Goods Gallery partnership included instrumental contributions from
the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, the Port of Long Beach, MHP
Structural Engineers, the Downtown Long Beach Associates, Donelon
Construction, Smolarcorp, ISM: A Community Project, Inc., OOCL,
Matson, Hyundai and Ports America.

To request ownership of the "Goods Gallery," please contact Ryan
Smolar (213) 268-4924 or ryan@smolarcorp.com. For commercial entities,
please visit our E-bay listing (Item # 170296663543)

For more information including photos, events and size specifications,
visit www.GoodsGalleryLB.com

Looking for Singers ...

Looking for singers to sing about 20 minutes at the Hollywood Studio
Bar & Grill? It would be to introduce a couple of original songs to
a group of singers who meet there regularly.

Need not have song memorized, can work from lead- or lyric-sheet.
Ability to read music very helpful, as there is only brief rehearsal
possible. Depending on song and talent, vocal tracks available on
cd. Will want to hear applicant's vocal work online or by email.

The songwriter is an internationally acclaimed jazz musician, and
will provide accompaniment. The night will be Feb 23rd.

Billie Jay-Kalua
JazCraft.net - For Ideas In Music

Bilingual Art Instructors Needed!

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach, CA seeks
bilingual contract art instructors to teach classes to visitors, ages
6 and up, through our APRENDE School Tour and Workshop Program. This
is a contract position, coordinated through the Department of
Education at the Museum of Latin American Art.

Workshops take place Wednesday-Friday beginning at 10 a.m. in one or
two hour sessions. Instructors must be available on Wednesday,
Thursday or Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Art
Instructors are contracted as needed.

• $55 per one hour session
• $75 per two hour session

Knowledge /Skills/Experience Required:
• Degree in Art or equivalent experience.
• Experience teaching art at any level.
• Bilingual in English/Spanish
• Background or knowledge of Modern/Contemporary Latin American Art
is a plus!

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach, California is
the only museum in the western United States that exclusively
features contemporary Latin American art. The museum is located in
the newly developing East Village Arts District of Long Beach,
California and is easily accessible via public transportation.

MOLAA's mission is to educate the public about contemporary Latin
American fine art (by artists who have lived and worked in Latin
America since WWII) through the presentation of a significant
permanent collection, dynamic exhibitions and related cultural and
educational programs.

Apply today!
Applicants may forward a current CV, cover letter and digital samples
of their art work to Gabriela Martinez in the Department of
Education: gmartinez@molaa.org or call 562-216-4108

California Community Foundation Fellowships for Visual Artists Opportunity

The California Community Foundation will award $260,000 in Fellowships for Visual Artists to 14 Los Angeles individual artists. Ten fellowships at $20,000 each will be awarded to mid-career artists and four fellowships at $15,000 each will be awarded to emerging artists.

For more than 90 years, CCF has recognized, encouraged and supported the Southern California arts community by funding and nurturing a full range of artistic expressions. The Fellowships for Visual Artists is designed to support local artists in advancing to the next level of professional development. The fellowships draw together the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, the Brody Arts Fund, the Joan Palevsky Endowment for the Future of Los Angeles and other CCF funds.

The guidelines and a "how to apply" workshop schedule for the 2009 fellowships are on our Web site, www.calfund.org. The application deadline is Friday, March 6, 2009. This year, applications will only be accepted online. All applicants must submit both images and a completed application via www.callforentry.org.

For more information, please contact Program Assistant Richard Ruiz at rruiz@ccf-la.org or (213) 413-4130.

We encourage you to forward this e-mail to others who may want to apply for the fellowships.

Jan 13, 2009

Los Angeles County Arts Commission Artist Workshop: How to Generate a Strong Application

Learn more about the Los Angeles County Arts Commission's Civic Art Program and our application process at a free workshop on Thursday, January 22, 2009 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The workshop includes an overview of the Arts Commission and the Civic Art Program; a presentation on how to use the CAFE on-line application system and tips on how to generate a strong application.

The workshop will be held at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Space is limited to 45 participants.

Please reserve your space by emailing civicart@arts.lacounty.gov. You will receive a confirmation which will include parking instructions and the workshop agenda. The RSVP deadline is Friday, January 16th.

See below for more information about a Call to Artists.

The Civic Art Program is establishing a high-caliber Resource List of Pre-Qualified Artists which will be used to select artists for the majority of new County projects.


This call is open to professional emerging and established visual artists and artist teams with no geographic limits. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. If artists are applying to the Resource List as a team, the team must be declared at the time of application in the letter of interest.

Applications must be submitted through the Call for Entry (CAFÉ) online application system managed by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). Artists will create a personal account (free of charge) with CAFÉ in order to access the full application. Please visit www.callforentry.org to set up your account. Once you create a personal CAFÉ account, your contact information, resume, references, and images are saved for easy access when applying to future calls through CAFÉ.

To find our full Call, go to www.callforentry.org. Once you have created a personal account, go to "CAFE Listings" and click the "Los Angeles County: Resource List of Pre-Qualified Artists" Call.

Jan 5, 2009

Job Opp- grant manager

Grants Manager

Position Description
Responsible for researching, writing, recording, reporting, and managing individual, corporate, government, and foundation grants in keeping with the goals and objectives of P.S. ARTS.

P.S. ARTS’ mission is to restore arts education to public schools by providing comprehensive, skill-based, sequential classes in Music, Theater, and Visual Arts to children attending Title I schools.

Researches grant opportunities from various sources
Matches grant opportunities to P.S. ARTS’ mission
Gathers information from various departments and coordinates/writes grant proposals for government, corporate, foundation, and individual giving
Develops/maintains effective long-term working relationships with grantors to facilitate approvals of grants
Follows up with grantors to determine/monitor grant status
Maintains a grants calendar with funding and reporting deadlines and next steps
Works with the Development Assistant to record and update a quarterly financial report on current and expected grants income
Partners with various departments to write, organize, and submit grant reporting documents
Administrative duties as needed
May assist with annual direct mail campaigns
Excellent language skills and familiarity with grant vocabulary
Knowledge of major funders and experience dealing with same
Knowledge of Raisers’ Edge is mandatory
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
Able to work independently and under pressure when necessary
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others as part of a team
Ability to work occasional weekends and/or evenings
Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt position
Salary is dependent upon experience
We offer medical, dental, and long-term disability insurance
Vision insurance is available
Generous vacation package
We are an equal opportunity employer

Responsible for researching, writing, recording, reporting, and managing individual, corporate, government, and foundation grants. Excellent language skills and familiarity with grant vocabulary and major funders are required. Knowledge of Raisers’ Edge is a must. P.S. ARTS’ mission is to restore arts education to public schools by providing comprehensive, skill-based, sequential classes in Music, Theater, and Visual Arts to children attending Title I schools. This is an exempt position. Salary DOEE. FT, medical and dental benefits. Vision available. E-mail cover letter and resume to: Judith.Deutsch@PSARTS.org. or mail to: Judith Deutsch, Director of Institutional and Annual Gifts, P.A. ARTS, 11965 Venice Blvd., Ste. 201, Los Angeles, CA 90066. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please see our website for more information . www.psarts.org

Job Opp

Enrichment Works is looking for a new Arts Education Associate to work in its Valley Glen office, beginning February 2nd. This 20-hour per week position with flexible hours will pay $20/hour to start and there is room for advancement. In addition to administrative duties (mainly scheduling and phone work), the ideal candidate will have an Arts Ed or professional theater background, a college degree and their own car. Please send resume to: atetenbaum@enrichmentworks.org or phone:
Abraham Tetenbaum
Executive Director
Enrichment Works
5605 Woodman Ave., Ste. 207
Valley Glen, CA 91401
818-780-1400 (office)
818-780-0300 (fax)