Women Photograph, Free Grant Applications and COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Women Photograph + Nikon Grants

These $5,000 grants will support photography projects — either new or in-progress — from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity.

Five grants are available, one of which will be earmarked for a non-binary or transgender photographer.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than singles, as part of the grant application. The images need not be related to the project proposal. Multimedia projects are welcome.

Women Photograph + Getty Images Scholarship

Women Photograph has partnered with Getty Images to award a $10,000 scholarship to a student focused on photojournalism. The scholarship funds can be used for tuition, camera equipment or other education costs during the 2020-2021 school year.

The Women Photograph + Getty Images Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited colleges and universities worldwide. It is not required that students be majoring in photojournalism or photography. The scholarship is also open to people pursuing photographic education outside the university setting, such as vocational schools, workshops and other extended educational courses. Determination of eligibility will be at the discretion of Women Photograph and Getty Images.

Applicants should submit a portfolio of 15-20 images, an essay (300 words maximum) outlining their relationship to photojournalism and how this scholarship would advance their photographic education, and proof of enrollment in a university, college, workshop, or other educational institution.


Emergency Fund COVID-19

“The first round of the Emergency Fund closed on Friday, April 3: we plan on distributing funds raised so far to as many of those applicants as we can.

We will leave the application portal open in the hopes that we can continue to raise money and help as many photographers as possible, but are not sure when we’ll next be able to do a round of disbursement. We will respond to all photographers who applied by April 15 at the latest.”

Women Photograph COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Call for entries

Conveyor Studios seeks submissions for “Mercuria“…

From the systematic to the subjective, Mercury makes an appearance across diverse fields of inquiry, creating connections between starkly disparate disciplines. From astrology to geology and from myth to medicine, this elusive quicksilver is the source of the word mercurial.  The call for submissions is open to any medium and the theme is mercurial. While the theme is open to interpretation, we are exploring ideas related to alchemy, androgyny, astrology (think Mercury Rx), environmental issues (unpredictable, climate change), geology, mythology, and space travel (think Mercury 7).
For more information visit conveyor.studio/mercuria or 
 @mercuriamagazine. For inspiration, explore previous chapters
of Mercuria!

Opportunities in the Arts

Listings for local & national jobs, and calls for entry…

OPPORTUNITY: Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

MAP offers internships for upper level college students, graduate students and recent graduates. Fall, Spring and Summer Internships available. MAP hours: 11 am-4 pm, Tuesday-Saturday.
Interns are responsible for assisting MAP in a variety of ways, ranging from programming to administration, with opportunities for special projects depending on skills and professional interest. Intern duties include: performing research; assisting with gallery preparation and installation; photo/video documentation, coordinating events, gallery sitting, social media and community outreach.
Required: High interest. Positive attitude. Professional demeanor. Reliability.
Preferred: Familiarity with Mac and PC platforms; Microsoft Office; Photoshop; social media.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter briefly outlining their interest in the position and their educational and professional goals, along with a résumé to Caitlin Gill: caitlin@mdartplace.org
Spring: December 1 (Internship begins in January)
Summer: April 1 (Internship begins in May)
Fall: August 1 (Internship begins in September)
NOTE: MAP internships are unpaid and do not include parking. Academic credit available. 
OPPORTUNITY:   Administrative Assistant, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

Part-time, hourly, exempt position; evening hours ($17 an hr.)
Maryland Art Place (MAP) seeks an Administrative Assistant to serve in a part-time support role, primarily focused on Programmatic and Development work. The position reports to both the Program Manager and Executive Director. This position has growth potential and may become highly involved in MAP’s basement cabaret/performance venue in the coming year acting as a calendar manager and liaison between MAP’s main administrative offices and basement operations. 

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  data entry using the cloud-based platform, Little Green Light; issuing of letters as needed to the public, donors and members of MAP; records retention and refilling of historical records; exhibition and production support; organizing historical files and special event supplies; and working with interns to delegate tasks and duties as needed based on the above list.
Special Events & Openings: 
• Works closely with Executive Director to coordinate MAP’s Annual Benefit exhibition and auction, and other special events as needed.
• Assist with set up and break down for events, as needed.
• Attend off-site openings/receptions, special events, as needed.
The Administrative Assistant position is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.

BA from a 4-year university or equivalent work experience; Attention to detail; Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple tasks and deadlines; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Comfort working on Macs; Proficiency in the following software programs: MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop; Proficient understanding of both the fine art and performing art world with emphasis on the performing arts. Must be mobile and able to run errands.

Valued but not required: 
Knowledge of html; Experience designing catalogues, postcards, and other printed materials 

To apply, please send a cover letter, current resume, and three references to:
Amy Cavanaugh Royce,
Executive Director, Maryland Art Place
*Due to the multi-faceted nature of this small non-profit organization, it is understood that the staff works as a team. All staff members hold equal responsibility for maintaining a professional demeanor, assisting others, greeting visitors, fielding inquiries, selling tickets, registering participants, staffing events, maintaining cleanliness of facility, and other support tasks required.
To download the full description click HERE 

OPPORTUNITY: Current Space, Baltimore, MD

Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and performance space, located in the Westside of downtown Baltimore. 

Responsibilities Include:
Assisting with Instillation and De-instillation
Staffing Openings and Special Events
Sitting One Weekly Gallery Shift (Friday or Saturday noon-4pm)
Attending Meetings 
Studio Visits
Gallery Maintenance 
Customized Tasks Based on Interests and/or as Needed

This is unpaid credited position. Please send a resume and cover letter describing your interests in interning at Current Space.

EMAIL TO intern@currentspace.com

VOLUNTEER We are always looking for help running openings, special events, screen printing posters, install/deinstall, and other odd jobs. 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Jean Cushwa College Internship at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 3, 2020

The Jean Cushwa College Internship at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is offered to one qualified college student who is majoring in Fine Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or a similar field of
study. The intern will become familiar with the day-to-day operations of the WCMFA and contribute to a variety of museum projects and functions, under the supervision of the Museum staff. The work of the intern will support WCMFA art collections, exhibition planning and management, and/or art education program activities. All interns, regardless of prior experience, will receive an overview of the Museum’s operations as well as specific museum training in collections, exhibitions or art education management, and museum best practices. Interns will benefit from an introduction to behind the scenes work of a professional art museum, and from the opportunity to develop professional skills. The intern must submit to a background check/drug test.

The intern will be chosen by a Selection Committee, comprised of representatives from the WCMFA’s Board of Trustees, Board of Advisors, Director, and Staff. The internship is funded through the Jean Cushwa Art
Internship Fund.

The intern will receive a stipend of up to $1,000.

Application Information:
Please submit the following required materials by April 3, 2020:
Current, official transcript
Letter of interest (cover letter)
One letter of recommendation from a professor or advisor
Send complete application* to educ.marketing@wcmfa.org. Zip file not necessary.
*Official transcript may be sent by your school separate from your application packet.

Subject line must be Cushwa Internship Application.
After conducting interviews, the Museum will notify the selected applicant no later than April 17, 2020.

Find this online at http://wcmfa.org/internship-and-scholarship-opportunities/.

Questions may be directed to Jillian MacMaster at 301-739-5727 x 124 or educ.marketing@wcmfa.org

CALL FOR INTERNS: National Geographic Mobile Storytelling Internship, Washington, DC 
DEADLINE: Not Listed

National Geographic is looking for an intern to help our editorial team develop, storyboard, and edit vertical stories for Instagram, Google AMP, and other emerging platforms. The intern with this team should excel at working across mediums, with a strong eye for photography, video, graphic design, and text. You should have fresh ideas for how to make our stories work in these spaces.

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with editors, producers, and photographers across National Geographic.
Write, design, and photo/video edit to create engaging, editorially-based tap stories.
Work closely with editorial teams and Nat Geo photographers throughout the story process, from pitching ideas to final QC.
Develop forward-thinking approaches to storytelling on mobile platforms and test new visual experiences.
Support the Deputy Director of Mobile Storytelling in reviewing and providing feedback to mobile producers on vertical content delivered across Nat Geo.

What you bring to the role…
Strong editing skills in Adobe Premiere and motion graphics in After Effects.
Strong skills in journalism and interest in editorial.
Comfortable working in a collaborative team environment.
In-depth understanding of mobile platforms, such as Instagram.
Strong, discerning eye for photos and video, and a good sense of how to weave a visual narrative.
Ability to write, edit, and refine text.
Ability to multi-task and ensure deadlines are met.

Internship Eligibility:
All students must possess unrestricted work authorization
All students must be at least 18 years old
All candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months – OR – be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program in order to qualify for this internship. All students must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship
All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.
All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.

Program Dates
All candidates must be available from May/June – August/September
All candidates must be willing to work 20 hours/week

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Photographer and Videographer (2 Positions), Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp, Copake, NY

Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp is a vibrant co-ed camp for children ages 7-16, located in Copake, NY, two hours from NYC in the foothills of the Berkshires. We are currently looking for a Photographer and a Videographer. We offer a full spread of camp activities ranging from aquatics to sports to arts. Taking a job at the Berkshire Hills will be a fun and rewarding experience! 

Dates for positions: 
June 11 – August 12 

Job Descriptions: 
Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp’s photographer will be responsible for helping share the joy of camp. The camp photographer will take and edit pictures to share with our camp families. The pictures will also be used for marketing and promotional purposes. The photographer will be part of the greater camp community and will also be responsible for the safety and care of our campers. 

 Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp’s videographer will be responsible for helping share the joy of camp. The camp photographer will take and edit short videos to share with our camp families. The pictures will also be used for marketing and promotional purposes. The videographer will be part of the greater camp community and will also be responsible for the safety and care of our campers.

How to Apply 
Email Zach Weisbrot Zach@bhecamp.org 
Apply directly on our website https://www.bhecamp.org/staff/staff-application/ 

NEW! CALL TO ARTISTS: Juried Art Exhibition Day Break
Triple Crown Tattoo, Towson, MD 
DEADLINE: Feb 21, 2020

Daybreak is the 2nd annual juried exhibition sponsored by Thao Nguyen Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention by providing scholarships to high school graduating seniors and college students whose art helps treat or bring awareness to mental illness.
This year’s theme:  ‘Daybreak’ makes us think of light from darkness: going from the world cloaked in obscurity to the world more fully seen and appreciated. The sun is beyond human control but it warms and illuminates the world; still, we lose sight of it every day. Sometimes sleep carries us through the night and we awake refreshed: sometimes we don’t sleep and still daybreak comes, bringing brighter color into our lives… and hope.
Deirdre Aiken, Artist and owner, Triple Crown Tattoo
Jordan Faye Block, Curator/Designer at Thrive Atelier
Jenée Mateer, Associate Professor of Photo Imaging and Chair, Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education, Towson University
Curator: Jackie Andrews, TU student and artist
Submission Information:
Work can be any 2D or 3D medium so long as it can be hung on the wall. If framed, work should be wired and ready to hang. If unframed, it must be ok to pin the work.
Two easy steps to submit: Go to http://www.tnscholarshipforthearts.org/index.html and make a donation of $20 ($10 for students). Email your receipt and three jpegs to ThaoNguyenFoundation@gmail.com.
Images should be 1000 pixels on the longest side at 72dpi or no larger than 2MB. Name your file as follows: John_Doe_1.jpg; John_Doe__2.jpg; John_Doe_3.jpg. Please list the file names, titles and prices for your work in the email along with a confirmation receipt no later than 11:59 P.M. on 2/21/2020.
By submitting your artwork to Shining Light, you agree to donate 50% of your art, if sold, to Thao Nguyen Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are tax deductible.

CALL FOR INTERNS: Policy writing, marketing, constituent outreach, graphic design, or communications.
Baltimore, MD 
DEADLINE: Not Listed

The Thiru Vignarajah mayoral campaign is accepting applications for the Winter 2019 and Spring 2020 academic sessions. We are looking for interns that are interested in policy writing, marketing, constituent outreach, graphic design, or communications. We are also looking for interns that are excited about Thiru’s message and are industrious.

Our mission statement reads: “As mayor, Thiru will lead the charge against crime and corruption. He will give our kids a fair shot, ensuring universal pre-k and free college at any Maryland institution – from private to trade.  Thiru will lead the city in a new economy, one that creates new jobs and attracts new industry.  One that stimulates growth across the region and one that spends new resources on treating addiction.  Our issues in Baltimore are deep rooted and can’t be fixed overnight, but together, we can help Baltimore become the city it’s destined to be.”

Students can complete our interest  form if they would like to pursue an internship opportunity:

CALL FOR EXHIBITORS: American University Museum Project Space, Washington, DC

The American University Museum Project Space, launched in Summer 2019, is dedicated to working with academics and nontraditional curators to create exhibitions addressing special topics of interest across the university and the greater Washington, D.C. community. Project Space exhibitions are held three times per year and include a published e-book catalog. 

Projects are not restricted to art! Are you doing a research project on an unknown composer? Perhaps you want to display sheet music and play recordings. Are you an entomologist? We think insects are beautiful. Always in the library? Let’s feature some famous children’s book illustrators.

American University cannot wait to see what you come up with! Exhibitions should highlight educational themes to engage the university community. 

Learn More  
JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Various arts-related positions, MEOW WOLF, Santa Fe, NM and Las Vegas, NV
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

Meow Wolf is an arts collective and production company that creates and operates immersive, interactive multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastical realms of storytelling.

Founded in 2008 by a small group of artists, writers, musicians and makers looking to create an egalitarian space for artistic expression, Meow Wolf’s first exhibits were created in warehouses on shoestring budgets. Since then, Meow Wolf has created 25 exhibits all over the United States and worked with hundreds of artists. The ethos of the company is often described as radically inclusive, where people are given the space to be expressive, creative and effective. Unlike a traditional corporate setting, this produces an environment where no job is too low for anyone and no ambition too high.

Meow Wolf is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference or physical or mental disability.

Principals only. Recruiters, please do NOT contact Meow Wolf about this post. Only finalists will be contacted.

Learn More 

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Library Exhibitions Call, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: None Listed

The Arlington Public Library is committed to displaying works of art and craft created by and/or of interest to the Arlington community. We exhibit solo and group shows of local artists submitted through the online application process.

Learn More

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Schools Humanities Project Artist Roster Application, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: None ListedThe Humanities Project is Arlington County’s artist-in-education program that sponsors performances, workshops and residencies for students in Arlington County’s public schools and provides professional development opportunities for teachers.
If you have a program, workshop and/or performance that you feel would benefit the students and/or teachers in Arlington, the Humanities Project encourages you to apply.
Applications can be submitted at any time. Applications will be reviewed in the spring of each year. If you have any questions, please contact the Humanities Coordinator at 703-228-6299.
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Durant Arts Center
1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Free Parking 
Metro: King Street-Old Town
Creative reuse is the process of taking used or recyclable materials and turning them into works of art, home decoration or other useful objects. At UpCycle, we rethink our notion of waste, collecting cast-offs from our community to serve as creative art materials. We collect, organize and prep items for use in a variety of creative capacities.
Visit our reuse shop for all of your creative needs! Our inventory is affordable, dynamic and always changing. Materials memberships are available on a daily (fill a bag for a flat fee) or annual basis (unlimited access to our materials for a period of one year).
Stop in to see what’s in store for you today.ABOUT THIS EMAIL
This is a random email with various calls and employment opportunities for artists in the Washington, D.C. area and sometimes beyond.

If you have questions, please contact the administrator for each call separately. If you have a suggestion of a call or job opportunity you would like distributed, please contact me, Cynthia Connolly, Special Projects Curator, Arlington Cultural Affairs.
Please feel free to forward this email and encourage others to subscribe to the Artist Opportunities email list and share their leads. 

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Darkroom Residency is still accepting applications!

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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Darkroom Residency is still accepting applications! The open call closes at midnight on 8/31.

The Darkroom Residency is open to artists working in any medium as long as the proposed project is darkroom-based. The residency includes free access to our darkroom, free chemistry for silver gelatin processing and printing and a $200 stipend. The open call can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/I0IXU5Ekv97SVjiR2