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** OPPORTUNITIES NEWS
Master Your Marketing
When: July 26
Where: Basecamp Printing Co.
1314 Hansford Street, Charleston
The is an exciting in-person substitute for our Lunch & Learn event in July. Join us for an engaging in-person Creative Network gathering, featuring a dynamic artist panel discussion focused on networking and marketing. Featured artists for the panel discussion are JP Owens, Chase Bowman, and Shelem. This event will also include a pop-up session, a brief meet and greet and great food of course! Gluten free & vegan options will be available.
5:30-6pm Pop Up & Networking
6-7:30pm Panel Discussion
7:30-8pm Meet & Greet
COST: Attendance is free, and we kindly suggest a $10 donation to support our community efforts.
** Apply to the WV Creative Network
Join our community of WV artists and creatives for more opportunities, collaboration, and support for your creative practice.
* A searchable & shareable portfolio page on tamarackfoundation.org
* Exclusive access to discussion groups
* Options to be included in social media promotions throughout the year
* Two hours of free arts entrepreneurship coaching annually
Join the WV Creative Network (https://tamarackfoundation.org/join-the-creative-network/)
** Artist Opportunities | July 2023
There are so many opportunities we’ve gathered for you this month! All are open to creatives from West Virginia and some may lead to art adventures beyond. Exhibitions, vendor opportunities, artist talks, grants, and more.
We Can Share Your Opportunities for WV Artists
Looking for local talent? Want to help creative entrepreneurs? Send information to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Opportunities%20for%20WV%20Artists)
The Beckley Art Center Exhibition, Making Sense
EXTENDED! Deadline: July 22
An exhibition created to showcase interactive artwork, allowing for an immersive experience. Curating an environment for dialogue on art and its influence on our senses. Think movement, 3D, interactive and kinetic pieces. Due to spacing, large or multi-piece artwork may not be accepted. Submission is free to BAC members, $15 for non-members. There are 6 pieces allowed per submission. All works must be original pieces made within the last 3 years. Submit (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_W_QvySnjRC3mizQ9GP1KRuMz1Pe7T-yCCvcomwzqMNYfHA/viewform)
NETWORKING & SHOW
Application Deadline: July 16
Event: Aug 26 10am-4pm
Half yard sale, half art show, this market is for creatives to sell their seconds or any materials they’ve outgrown. Space will be 10×10. Vendors are encouraged to team up, share a space, and fill a tent with a variety of works and supplies. Annual sale/show put on by the Pittsburgh Center for Arts &Media.
Registration: $75-100 per space Details (https://pghartsmedia.org/yart-sale-application/)
WV Grant Writing Workshop
Thursday July 20 10am-3pm
Where: WVU Erickson Alumni Center, Morgantown
FREE! Registration (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wv-grant-writing-workshop-tickets-634873552887)
Although this is an in-person event, online registration is required as lunch will be provided.
This event will have presentations, Q&A, and discuss sample successful grants. Presenters from the WV Department of Environmental Protection and the US Environmental Protection Agency will give background information on the Brownfield Multi-Purpose, Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and MARC grant application process. Whether you have a draft of an application or are still considering whether to even apply, all attendees are welcome. Made possible by the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center.
Appalachia Reframed Grant
Application due by the 20th of each month.
Deadline: July 20
This year, Appalachia Reframed will be disbursing monthly grants of $1,000 to creators and changemakers in Central Appalachia (West Virginia, East Kentucky, Southeast Ohio, Southwest Virginia). We want to support the next generation of Appalachians by funding community focused projects that depict a hopeful future for the region. Through small investments in passionate people, we hope to spark conversations and drive momentum for change. Details (https://www.nmap.co/appalachiareframed/)
The River House’s Artist Market
Deadline: July 20
Event: July 29 10am-3pm
Where: 24 Rickie Davy Lane, Capon Bridge, WV 26711
The River House is searching for artisans interested in being juried into their upcoming Artisans’ Markets. Fine arts & crafts welcome! All items must be handmade. Please include your name, business name (if applicable), and photos of the work you would like to sell.
Contact: Lynne Dollinger-Payne
Summer Camp Art Instructor
Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media
Wage: $20/hr 30hr/week
Specifically looking for instructors to teach one or more of the following: Stained Glass, Analog and Digital Photography, Digital Animation, Graphic Design, Printmaking, and Drawing/Painting. Candidates must be comfortable teaching school-aged children specific mediums, techniques, and skills. Teaching certification is not required, however, candidates must have adequate experience working with children and hold PA clearances. Camps run Monday through Friday from 9:00am –3:30pm.
Contact summer camp director Tyler Gedman [email protected].
You’re Not Seeing Things Magazine
YNST is focused on amplifying Appalachian voices surrounding art, fashion & photography, and culture. Their platform’s mission is to highlight the incredible talent and underrepresented perspectives in the region. Looking for visual art, fashion photography, and poetry for future issues of the magazine.
Application (https://forms.gle/qpKT82q5YNANeF1p7) Website (https://ynstmagazine.square.site/)
Bristol in Bloom Art Festival
Deadline: July 31
Event: Oct. 14
$85 early bird vendor fee
Interdisciplinary artist vendor opportunity for Appalachian artists specifically surrounding the Tennessee area. Vendor set up begins at 7am day of the event; the festival will be from 10am-6pm. The event will take place at Cumberland Square Park in downtown Bristol, VA. Accepted applications will be notified via email and must agree to the Bristol in Bloom vendor application terms and conditions. Application (https://www.bristolinbloom.com/artvendorapplication)
72 Hour Film Challenge Huntington Music & Arts Festival
Start Production: Aug 10
Submission Deadline: Aug 13
Screening: Aug 28 7pm
Where: Foundry Theatre, Huntington
When the challenge launches, registered participants will receive a randomly selected prompt. Will then have 72 hours to produce a film that deals in some way with the challenge prompt. The goal is to be fast, fun, and creative. The maximum run time will be determined by the number of participating teams and will be announced at the contest launch. Details (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdd_IoMMWJCQOrA5lwaq7kO48DKhW0o2VWBn8QLyd3ENkCtw/viewform?pli=1)
Waymakers Collective Annual Convening
Aug 18 – 20
Enjoy a weekend with Appalachian artists, culture workers, organizers, activists, doers, and creatives building a just and equitable Appalachian future! The weekend will be filled with fellowship, joy, laughter, performances, peer networking, skill-building workshops, art making, film screenings, site visits, and more! Come ready to learn, share, make new connections with artists + art organizations in the region, and, most importantly, be inspired by the people + communities making new ways for life to thrive in the mountains! Registration (https://www.waymakerscollective.org/gather?fbclid=IwAR29u8LqmMaFCUMBiGSH-u3Hl36eIybCutjSOcPZRUMmR72EVIgAdQv6Eng)
Parkersburg Piccalilli Artist Takeover
Sept 14 &15
An artist’s conference for working artists, educators, college students, and art organizations. There will be workshops, hands-on art making, networking and celebrations. Thursday evening will have a reception with a pop-up exhibit of participating artists’ work. All registered attendees are invited to bring up to 2 pieces of original artwork to display. Registration ranges from $75, students and art instructors to $85 for early birds. Sponsorships are available. Registration (https://www.parkersburgartcenter.org/upcomingcurrent-events)
WV Literary Hall of Recognition
WV Literary Hall of Recognition Voting Guide (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-73V1c2D4mCtI9jo0iVp98EcCMNTPdcn/view?usp=drive_link)
The purpose of the WV Literary Hall of Recognition Project is to increase the visibility
of the literary figures in this state. This project is an exercise in transformation,
equity, and reclamation, with a vision that WV as a state in which artists of all
mediums and backgrounds are recognized for their contributions to the wholeness
of our culture and society. The literary arts of WV and Appalachia is an art form that
has long been underrecognized and undervalued. We seek to bring more visibility to
the literary arts community, highlight the creative intelligence, intellectualism, and
vastness of human spirit and experience that exists, and has always existed, within
West Virginia and its writers.
The project will result in the creation of portraits of eight literary figures in, from, or
significant to WV in some way, painted by Sassa Wilkes. The portraits will be
displayed at the West Edge Factory in Huntington, in the mezzanine of the black box
theater (currently under construction).
Review the Voting Guide (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-73V1c2D4mCtI9jo0iVp98EcCMNTPdcn/view?usp=drive_link) , select up to 8 literary figures, and cast your vote. Deadline for voting is July 31, 2023.
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We Grow Creativity in WV
Help us continue to empower artists and creatives in the Mountain State through programs like the Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship (https://tamarackfoundation.org/emerging-artist-fellowship/) and Professional Development Workshops (https://tamarackfoundation.org/workshops-trainings/) . Support or donate at TamarackFoundation.org/Support (https://tamarackfoundation.org/support/)
“The program has really connected me to the art community in West Virginia and helped me feel more confident in developing my work.”
– 2020 Emerging Artist Fellow Nevada Tribble (https://tamarackforthearts.substack.com/p/following-the-thread)
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