Executive Director (full time)

The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is accepting applications for Executive Director. The individual is responsible for the overall administration and management of the museum, including service programs, fundraising, and business operations.  Areas of responsibility include planning and evaluation, policy development and administration, personnel and fiscal management, annual fundraising and marketing activities, and public relations. Click here to view job description and apply.

Curator of Historic Structures

The City of Riverside is now accepting applications for Curator of Historic Structures for employment at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum.  The individual will be responsible for three historic houses. Desirable qualifications include at least three years of curatorial experience, along a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, a can-do attitude, scholarly integrity, and the desire to be part of the team who will effect momentous change for the institution. Click here to view job description and apply.

Graphic Designer (full time)

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino seeks a Graphic Designer.  Individual will be responsible for assisting the graphic designer manager in design and development of direct mail places, internal signage, social media and web assets for all departments of  the casino and Tribal Government.  Click here to view job description and apply.

Communications Manager (full time)

Building Healthy Communities Coachella Valley seeks a full time Communications Manager to plan and manage a communications strategy for the BHC CV Initiative. Click here to view job description and apply. Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Silvia Paz at spaz@bhccoachellavalley.org

Community Programs Coordinator (full time)

Kounkuey Design Initiative is currently seeking a Community Programs Coordinator who is passionate about community-driven design and development, to support the organization’s continued work in the Eastern Coachella Valley. Click here to view job description and apply. Send electronic copy of cover letter, résumé, and three (3) references to:  LAJobs@kounkuey.org

Research Assistant (full time)

Heather James Fine Art seeks a detailed, quick-thinking, and committed Research Assistant to join its team in Palm Desert, Calif. The successful candidate will assist the Research & Sales teams. Click here to view job description and apply.

Dance Instructor, (part time)

College of the Desert seeks an adjunct Dance Instructor. Classes could be at the Palm Desert Campus or one of our sites in Indio, Mecca/Thermal, Desert Hot Springs, and/or Palm Springs.  Click here to view job description and apply.

Editor, Writer, Designer (part time)

Coachella Magazine, which celebrates the art and culture of Coachella Valley and beyond, has part-time openings for a copy editor, graphic designer, and writer. Send cover letter, resume, and work samples to info@coachellamagazine.com

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2nd Annual Black & White Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 2nd Annual Black & White art competition for an online exhibition during the month of May 2018. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction. Read the guidelines and contact Valerie Hoffman with any questions.

Traffic Signal Box Beautification Program - City of Indio 

The City of Indio’s Public Arts and Historic Preservation Commission is looking for artists to create art on its traffic signal boxes across the city to enhance the pedestrian and driving experience by incorporating artwork directly into the streetscape. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018. Click here for application information.

California Civil Liberties Public Education Program

The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program is a grant program welcoming of artistic projects on the subject of civil liberties. Projects should include information on and comparisons to the civil-liberty violations experienced by Japanese Americans during WWII. The deadline for applications this year is April 20, 2018. Read the details and guidelines. Direct questions to Mary Beth Barber.

CREATE Center Community Art Show

All artists, of all ages, are encouraged to submit one art piece for sale for the Create Center for the Arts Community Art Show. You'll drop-off your artwork on April 30 or May 1, then enjoy the fun of the opening reception on May 4, 5-7pm. The exhibit will be on display May 4 - June 2, 2018. Read the details and guidelines.

Indio Senior Center

Indio Senior Center, which showcases different artists in solo exhibitions each month, seeks artists for consideration. Artists install between 12 and 18 pieces (depending on size) in all media. Contact Nancy Vance, community program administrator, at 760-391-4170 or nvance@indio.org.

The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival 

The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel, September 21-23, 2018. The festival will have competition categories in Stand-up, Improv, Sketch, Feature Film, Short Film, TV Pilot, Webseries, Animation, Music Video and Screenplay. There will also be competitions for Kids and Students. Deadline to enter competition is June 15, 2018. For more information and to submit online, visit their website.  

Art in Public Places, Desert Hot Springs 

Condo development project wishes to commission an artist to create and later install two fountains for two entrances at the project. The theme of the project is "Marbella, Spain," the city known as "Spa City." Deadline: May 31, 2018. For more information, e-mail alizabethjames@hotmail.com.

Palm Desert Artist Registry

The City of Palm Desert welcomes artists to apply to the artist registry. Inquire to: Deborah S. Glickman, Management Analyst, Attn: Community Gallery, City of Palm Desert, 73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Information: 760-837-1664, dglickman@cityofpalmdesert.org

Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition

Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts invites artists to apply to participate in the 6th Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, September 1-30, 2018. The juried exhibition will be held at the 29 Palms Art Gallery at the Oasis of Mara and is open to various medias. Arts must be 18 and over. Deadline to submit is June 25, 2018. For more information visit: jntparts.org/call-for-art.

CaFÉ for Artists

Call for Entry, or CaFÉ™, a service of the Western States Arts Federation, is an online application and adjudication system for managing calls for entry. It's designed for artists and arts administrators.

The Art Deadlines List

Public art commissions, art competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, residencies, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages, all skill levels, in all disciplines, everywhere. Click to search



Offers a residency for artists working across diverse media and the freedom to explore their practice in an open and welcoming framework. Read more

Epicenter Projects  

Invites artists to produce site-specific works alongside the San Andreas Fault Line. Read more

Joshua Tree Higlands Artist Residency  

Invites artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park. Read more

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences is accepting grant applications for "Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets" now until May 14, 2018. More about the application details.

The Complete Guide to 2018 Artist Grants and Opportunities

Artwork Archive's blog entry links to specific grants as well as grant portals.

Aaron Siskind Foundation

The foundation is accepting applications for its 2018 Individual Photographer's Fellowships program. The annual program awards a limited number of fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each to artists working in photography and photo-based art. Read more

Harpo Foundation

The foundation, which supports under-recognized artists and encourages new modes of thinking about art, is accepting applications for its annual Grants for Visual Artists program. Read more