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Submissions open for $10,000 1858 Prize

Prize honors contemporary Southern art

Submissions open Aug. 1 through Oct. 1, 2019
The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 2019 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Each year, the 1858 Prize is presented by Society 1858, a member auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum of Art comprised of young professionals. The $10,000 cash prize is awarded to one artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South. Past winners include Leo Twiggs (2018), Bo Bartlett (2017), Alicia Henry (2016), Deborah Luster (2015), Sonya Clark (2014), John Westmark (2012), Patrick Dougherty (2011), and Radcliffe Bailey (2010). Submissions for 2019 will be accepted online at www.1858prize.org from Aug. 1-Oct. 1, 2019. "For more than 10 years, Society 1858 has celebrated a diverse number of southern artists through the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art,” says Molly Waring, President of Society 1858. “This year, we are pleased to announce the call for submissions to help further our mission of supporting contemporary artists from the south whose works present a new understanding of art in the region." Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply. All submissions are thoughtfully reviewed by a panel of visual arts professionals, Society 1858 representatives, and Gibbes Museum of Art staff members. Artists must submit:
  • completed registration form
  • brief artist statement (150 words or less)
  • résumé or CV
  • portfolio of work (up to 10 images) including title, date, medium, and dimensions for each work
  • $25 non-refundable entry fee
  • submit at www.1858prize.org
For general questions about the 1858 Prize, please contact the Gibbes Museum of Art at 1858prize@gibbesmuseum.org For technical support while submitting your application, please contact SlideRoom at support@slideroom.com Finalists will be announced in October and the winner will be announced in fall 2019 on the 1858 Prize website and via press release. The winner will be celebrated at the Amy P. Coy Forum and Prize Party hosted by Society 1858 at the Gibbes on February 6 & 7, 2020 in Charleston.

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Bring free outdoor concerts to your town or city!

Apply for a $25K matching grant

Application deadline: Monday, Sept. 20, 2019
The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation announces an exciting grant opportunity serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country. 15 grantees will be awarded $25,000 each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series­—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse line up of high caliber entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Online public voting determines the Top 25 finalists. Grant applications opened on July 10 and are due by Sept. 20, 2019. For more information, visit www.levittamp.org. 2020 Levitt AMP Grant Awards from Levitt Foundation on Vimeo.

Sign up to vote!

Reflecting our commitment that all Levitt projects be community-driven, the Top 25 Levitt AMP finalists will be selected by YOU! Sign up now to receive Levitt updates and the latest Levitt AMP news. And be sure to help spread the word!
Correction A previous version of this post indicated the deadline was Sept. 30 when it is actually Sept. 20. The Hub apologizes for its error. 18 July 2019, 12:24 ET.

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Brevard Music Center announces artistic coordinator position

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Brevard Music Center (BMC) is a summer institute and festival that trains over 500 high school and college-aged musicians each year and presents a seven-week public concert series throughout the summer. BMC is seeking a full-time artistic coordinator who will support the duties of the Instruction & Performance Department and fulfill cross-departmental functions throughout all areas of the organization. Primary Responsibilities
  • Collaborate closely with Director of Artistic Planning & Educational Programs, and assist in diverse aspects of decision-making processes.
  •  Plan and maintain master location/time schedules for seasonal performances, rehearsals, classes, and concerts.
  • Manage all aspects of in-season and off-season chamber music series.
  • Coordinate with Library, Orchestra Management, and Production staff to ensure all performance needs are met.
  • Oversee all artistic operations for off-season/pre-season programs.
  • Manage faculty, staff, and intern housing assignments and arrivals/departures.
  • Coordinate all aspects of guest artist visits.
  • Supervise artistic summer support staff.
  • Suggest and update content on Institute pages of BMC's website.
  • Collaborate with Director of Admissions on recruitment strategies, and on social media recruitment activity.
  • Manage the collection and reconciliation of all departmental receipts and invoices.
  • Collaborate regularly with other BMC employees and seasonal interns as necessary.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in music performance, music education, or arts administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Broad acquaintance with the standard repertoire of orchestral and chamber music, and ability to produce a concert. Intimate understanding of the culture of musical performance, machinery of a symphony orchestra, and the instruction of aspiring musicians.
  • Proficiency with computerized systems, including database, spreadsheet, design, word processing software, and google suite.
  • Planning, analysis, detail, and organizational skills.
  • Responsiveness, flexibility, and public relations skills to troubleshoot problems during the season and adapt to quickly changing needs and priorities.
  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively and collaboratively with other BMC staff, faculty, Trustees, volunteers, and vendors, and promote positive relationships with patrons, students, donors, community members and others.
  •  Writing skills to develop website content, concert programs and grant proposal sections.
Working Conditions
  • Work takes place primarily at main office. Travels to other BMC buildings as needed to coordinate work, attend meetings and concerts, etc.
  • Local/area travel related to concerts, guest artists, etc. May have occasional overnight travel for music events, auditions, or conferences.
  • Works extended hours (including weekends and evenings), and is on call at all times during BMC's summer season.
  • Position reports to Director of Artistic Planning & Educational Programs.
Requirements
  • Complete satisfactory background check.
  • Must have valid state driver's license and possess a clean driving record.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to:

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Coker University call for artists: 2020-2021 season

Submission deadline: Oct. 31, 2019


The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is reviewing applications for four solo exhibitions for the 2020/2021 season. Upload 15 images, image list, and CV to Dropbox.com and share folder with artgallery@coker.edu or send materials to: Renny Prince Coker University Art Dept. 300 East College Ave. Hartsville, SC 29550 Gallery provides $300 towards shipping and $200 for a gallery talk. Deadline is Oct. 31, 2019. E-mail notifications will be sent out by early January. The world-famous Hub Calls for Art Megaphone.

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Director sought by Orangeburg Co. Fine Arts Center

The Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center has an immediate opening for a director. If you are a highly motivated person with the skill and ability to lead well, we have an opening for you. Applicant will:

  • Work with the Board of Directors, be responsible for overall vision, planning, leadership, management and success – includes membership, revenue and event growth.
  • Manage the financial affairs of OCFAC including membership, events, programs, grants, etc.
  • Work with current media platforms and marketing strategies.
EOE/D/V Resumes may be emailed to ocfac1@gmail.com or mailed to: Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center PO Box 2106 Orangeburg, SC 29116-2106  

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The Johnson Collection seeks communications specialist

The Johnson Collection seeks an energetic, creative Communications Specialist to manage TJC’s public profile including press relations, website content, social media, special events, and various publications. Qualified candidates should submit letter of interest, resumé, and two writing samples to Sarah Tignor, stignor@johnsondevelopment.net or: The Johnson Collection 100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203 Spartanburg, SC 29306

Company Information

Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Johnson Collection offers an extensive survey of artistic activity in the American South from the late eighteenth century to the present day. The Johnson family is committed to creating a collection which captures and illuminates the rich history and diverse cultures of the region. By making masterworks from its holdings available for critical exhibitions and academic research, the collection hopes to advance interest in the dynamic role that the art of the South plays in the larger context of American art and to contribute to the canon of art historical literature. The collection also seeks to enrich its local community by inviting the public to interact with these inspiring works of art. For more information about the collection, please visit www.thejohnsoncollection.org.

Essential Job Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree in English, art history, journalism, or related field.
  • Prior work experience preferred in art, non-profit, journalism, or related field.
  • Excellent writing ability, as well as outstanding editing and proofreading skills.
  • Expertise in managing website content maintenance systems and social media platforms.
  • Experience developing and implementing collaborative projects with cross-institutional teams and through community outreach.
  • Congenial nature with an innate sense of hospitality and welcome.
  •  Strong Microsoft Office Suite and Windows knowledge; Adobe Creative Suite familiarity preferred; comfortable with basic digital photography; familiarity with collection management or parallel inventory software is a plus.

Additional Job Qualifications

  • Authentic, demonstrable interest in the arts and community engagement on both a large and small scale.
  • Engaging verbal communicator, able to build interest in and enthusiasm for the collection, its exhibitions, and programs.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, cooperative environment for creation and implementation of projects; equally comfortable in a leadership role or as a team member.
  • Critical thinking skills that embrace innovative approaches to advance the regional, national, and global reputation of TJC as a premier collection of fine art related to the American South.
  • Excellent listening skills, comfortable receiving input from many sources; able to strategize by analyzing and formulating disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan.
  • Strong work ethic and highly-developed organizational and strategic planning skills; ability to independently manage multiple projects, attend to multiple details, and meet deadlines while supporting other collection projects and priorities.
  • Professional agility and sensitivity for working with diverse personalities and situations; tactful and respectful of others’ concerns; able to reach objectives when barriers arise by developing creative alternatives.
Additional job description can be found at www.thejohnsoncollection.org/opportunities.

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The Company is committed to diversity and equal opportunity employment. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy (including medical needs due to pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including employment status and opportunities such as hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and termination and applies to all Company employees and applicants.

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New job opening at world-famous arts festival

Spoleto Festival USA seeks an executive assistant and board liaison

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The position supports the general director, managing correspondence, including drafting letters and transcribing dictation; facilitating communication with the board of directors as well as festival staff; maintaining calendar/scheduling; making travel reservations; and answering phone and maintaining files. The position also provides support to the director of development and maintains administrative management of the board of directors. This includes monitoring board members’ contributions, committee memberships, terms and contact details; coordinating materials, attendance, meeting room set-up, and other logistics for three annual board meetings and subcommittee meetings; drafting letters to the board of directors and festival donors; and serving as a primary point of contact for the board of directors. Additional responsibilities include co-maintaining the building reservation calendar and managing special projects on an as-needed basis, including but not limited to organizing site visits, monitoring position applications, and coordinating attendee lists for special events.

Qualifications & Capabilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in writing, communications, business, arts management or related field
  • 3+ years of executive-level administrative experience
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills – copyediting skills preferred
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks with high attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills & sense of discretion
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, & Excel
  • Experience with performing arts and/or not-for-profit organizations an asset
  • Experience with Tessitura software an asset

Compensation

Competitive salary; health, dental, vision, and LTD insurance; parking provided; paid leave and holidays; 401(k) matching program.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to mhale@spoletousa.org. No phone calls, please. (Ed. note: A deadline was not given.)

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NEA offers summertime learning

Arts-centric learning opportunities abounds

The National Endowment for the Arts, a major funder of the S.C. Arts Commission, is offering an abundance of varied learning opportunities this summer. Read on to learn more!

Citizens’ institute on Rural Design: Call for Applications from Rural and Tribal Communities!

Office hours through Facebook: June 18, 6-7 p.m. ET & July 10, 1-2 p.m. ET The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that the Request for Applications from communities is open now until July 22! The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ will continue its tradition of offering local design workshops that address specific community challenges, and also create a new cohort learning program that will engage rural leaders from up to 20 additional communities. All rural communities of 50,000 or less are eligible to apply for the CIRD local workshop and learning cohort opportunities. We encourage applications from nonprofits, tribal or municipal governments, regional planning organizations, and other community partners. We hope to hear from a variety of rural communities from a wide range of backgrounds, geographies, and capacities. If you are a rural service provider, please share this opportunity widely with colleagues and community leaders in rural areas who might be interested in applying. The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design™ is a National Endowment for the Arts leadership initiative in partnership with the Housing Assistance Council and buildingcommunityWORKSHOP.

Navigating Your Arts Career: Resources & Financial Tools for People with Disabilities

June 19, 2019 | Register Join the National Endowment for the Arts and Art Beyond Sight on June 19, 2019, from 3-4:15 p.m. ET, for the second in a series of six webinars promoting careers in the arts for people with disabilities. This webinar series is part of a toolkit, designed to help expand employment and career development opportunities for disabled people as artists and cultural workers, which will be launched later this year. This webinar, “Navigating your Arts Career: Resources and Financial Tools for People with Disabilities”, will address some of the barriers people with disabilities find when pursuing a career in the arts. Hear a panel of experts address the burning questions people with disabilities have when seeking careers in the arts, including how to maintain crucial public benefits while working in the arts or how to transition to work. Join experts for an interactive discussion. Host: Andy Arias, actor and Policy Advisor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor Speakers will include:

Our Town

Deadline: Aug. 8, 2019 New guidelines now online Webinar: June 24, 2019 Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Arts Endowment staff will conduct a webinar to share tips on how to ensure an Our Town application is clear and compelling on June 24.

Creating a State Data Culture to Inform Investments in Arts Education

Tuesday, June 25, 2 p.m. EDT | Register Speakers will include:
  • Ayanna N. Hudson, director, Arts Education for the National Endowment for the Arts
  • Claus von Zastrow, Ph.D., principal, Education Commission of the States
Join a webinar to examine a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts and Education Commission of the States to build states’ capacity to report on the arts education data they collect. The webinar will focus on the current climate for such work in states, strategies and tools for supporting state-level data efforts, and the value of incorporating arts education data into broader efforts to promote a culture of information in states.

Art Works

Deadline: July 11, 2019 (for projects beginning no earlier than June 1, 2020) Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Matching grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Teach at Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Instructor proposals being accepted now

Submission deadline: Thursday, June 20, 2019
GCCA is currently seeking proposals from teaching artists for the fall 2019 class sessions (Session I: Sept. 9-Oct. 26, Session II:  Oct. 28-Dec. 14). If you've ever had any interest in teaching a class or workshop at the Village of West Greenville's arts anchor, now is your chance. They are looking for artists doing interesting work who double as excellent teachers. GCCA instructors include both working artists and professional educators who possess a willingness to communicate technique and process, strong technical skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to teach classes that are open to a range of skill levels, from intermediate to advanced. Proposals can range from six-week classes to one-day, two-day and three-day workshops. In addition to general proposals, we are particularly interested in artists willing to teach specialized classes for teens (examples: concept art, animal anatomy, etc.).

Find out more and submit proposals by clicking here.

Artist opportunity from S.C. Office of Rural Health

Submission deadline: Wednesday, July 17, 2019; 3 p.m.


South Carolina artists are invited to submit work for consideration as the official imagery for South Carolina's 23rd Annual Rural Health Conference and 9th National Rural Health Day.
  • What: Rural SC Art Competition
  • Theme: Rural Scenery in SC
  • Deadline for Submission: July 17, 2019
  • Prize: $500 1st place/ $300 2nd place/ $200 3rd  place
  • Type of Artwork: This contest is open to all visual art forms
The South Carolina Office of Rural Health is looking to promote the work of up to three artists. The winning design may become the official image for South Carolina Office of Rural Health’s 23rd Annual Rural Health Conference on Sept. 28-Oct. 2nd, 2019 and/or 9th National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, 2019. The first, second, and third place images may be incorporated into all promotional and marketing materials for the events mentioned above; such as, save the date cards, posters, advertisements, website and social media.

Find out more about the 2019 Rural South Carolina Arts Competition here.

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