Student Opportunities

Calls for Applicants

06/17/2024

The Tuscaloosa Community Fan Art Exhibition seeks submissions of “fan art” of any medium (cosplay, cosplay photography, written fan fiction, animated music videos and other types of fan art are all accepted). All ages may apply. The deadline for submission is July 26, 2024, and the exhibition will open at the TPL in fall 2024. Read more and submit artwork here: https://forms.gle/UuakysDcr3nyK2v97

ABOUT: “The Tuscaloosa Community Fan Art Exhibition aims to showcase and celebrate local Tuscaloosa fan art, especially in relation to Tuscaloosa Public Library collections. The intent is to have an exhibition with fan art submissions gathered from a community-wide open call. The fan art on display will range from comic-inspired visual storytelling to original works inspired by the style of graphic novels or manga. The Tuscaloosa Public Library has an exceptional collection of manga and we hope more attention can be drawn to the library’s manga, comics, and graphic novel collections with the creation of this exhibition. More than anything else, what we wish for is a chill, lowkey, and accessible exhibition where participants, whether they be contributors or viewers, feel a sense of connection to a greater, local fan community within Tuscaloosa.” For more information email: acmilesjamison@crimson.ua.edu

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06/11/2024 Kentuck Art Center is looking for an enthusiastic and friendly Arts Education Assistant to coordinate and teach Kentuck’s Kids Studios, a la cARTe, Aspiring Artists, and After School Art and also assist with Art Markets and Art Nights. Join our team: https://kentuck.org/employment

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05/29/2024 Seeking artists based in Alabama for the upcoming Bells Gallery group exhibition “ALABAMA” on November 1-30, 2024. ALABAMA Artists only. $5 entry fee (send $5 to thebellsgallery on PAYPAL). Deadline to apply: July 27, 2024, at 11:59 PM. Email submission to thebellsgallery@gmail.com; Mark email subject line “ALABAMA”.  ALABAMA Statement: The arts in Alabama offer a rich and beautiful perspective. Our state is thriving with talent, showcasing a profound kinship that can only be found in a place like Alabama. Bells Gallery is seeking artists based in Alabama who represent our vibrant art community and diverse experiences. Submission specs: (1) 2-3 high-resolution images to include title, medium, dimensions, and value (2) artist statement and bio (3) resume and/or CV (4) Social Media and/or website.”

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05/06/2024 The Alabama Department of Mental Health is seeking student photographers to make headshots during a two-day conference at the Bryant Center October 1-2, 2024. Students would photograph conference attendees for one or two hours each day. There is payment available. Contact Malissa Valdes, ADMH at 334-202-1910, malissa.valdes@mh.alabama.gov. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2024.

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04/23/2024 Bold.org has thousands of college scholarships, searchable by keyword: https://bold.org/scholarships/ – varying deadlines.

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04/11/2024 Nineteen Fifty-Six Magazine, the first Black-led student magazine at UA, seeks graphic designers, artists and photographers to work with its staff. Contact jkelly4@crimson.ua.edu for more info. See: https://1956magazine.ua.edu/.

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04/09/2024  Alabama Hockey is in search of students interested in applying for internships for the 2024-25 season. “Working with Alabama Hockey provides a great opportunity for students interested in sports media or graphic design to get a feel for what the industry is like and be a part of a growing program at Alabama. Student work will be showcased on all of our social media platforms for game day posts, infographics, live game updates, and much more. With a following of over 45,000 across our social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok), students will get the feel of representing a big-name brand while still being able to enjoy college life. We encourage people to apply to any area that interests them to find what they enjoy most.” Staff applications are open now and you can learn more at: https://www.alabamahockeyclub.com/staff-gomzu. The direct application link can be found here

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02/15/2024 SEEKING STUDENT ARTISTS FOR FIRST FRIDAY DEMOS! First Friday Demonstrating Artists Program is looking for more artists to add to the demonstrating artists’ roster. Complete the form here.  If you qualify, you will be contacted via email each month with details about how you can participate in each upcoming First Friday. Each artist is usually stationed outside a partnering business downtown and a tent is provided for them. The Friday night traffic will allow them to demonstrate and share their art with the community. The organizers encourage all students to participate or reach out with any questions! It is free to participate, and a great way to get involved in the community, meet other artists, and meet potential clients. If you have questions, contact Kayleigh Westbrook: kewestbrook98@gmail.com.

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01/23/2024 The Institute of Reading Development is now hiring summer teachers for their reading programs for students of all ages. No deadline for application is given. To learn more and apply, visit https://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/

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01/18/2024 Prepare now to apply for Artist Fellowship and Arts Facilities grants: arts.alabama.gov/apply. Generally, for projects that occur between October 1 and September 30, applications are due the previous year’s March, June, and September, depending on the type of grant. Find out how to apply.

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07/17/2023 Huntsville City School system is seeking to fill positions in the Fine Arts. Interested recent graduates with undergraduate degrees (or graduate degrees) in any of the following areas: Visual Art, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Technical Theatre, or General Theatre we have positions for those that are interested in teaching at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels. Successful applicants do not have to be certified; we will guide them in the process of attaining an Alabama Teaching License. They can teach for up to 3 years without certification. Recent graduates or even not-so-recent graduates) with questions should contact Barton Craft, Fine Arts Coordinator, Huntsville City Schools, Barton.craft@HSV-k12.org. Interested applicants can create a profile with the universal application system of the Alabama State Department of Education. Once you have completed your profile you can then apply for open positions in our system by searching “certified positions” and sorting by school system. ALSDE Website: https://ats1.atenterprise.powerschool.com/ats/app_login?COMPANY_ID=00008500

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02/15/2023 Red Rook Press, a new literary small press that started in September as a joint venture between the Writers Guild and the UA English Department, is seeking designers and/or an artist. “We recently selected our first two books for publication — a poetry collection and a novella, both from UA undergraduates — and I was wondering if any of your students might be interested in either joining our design and production team or providing artwork. “For design and production, our plan is to create two layouts for each book, one black and white, and another, full-color layout for eBooks. We’re also looking for illustrations and cover design submissions. If possible, please share the attached graphic with your students.” Contact faculty advisor Paul Albano ppalbano@ua.edu | website

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10/13/2022 Seeking artists to exhibit in a well-lit, open gallery space at the University Medical Center. Exhibitions coordinator Deborah Hughes (a UA BFA alumna) is looking for artists to be featured in future shows and particularly would like to showcase students in the UA art program. It’s a great opportunity to be seen, have your work enjoyed and a nice resume item. Works can be for sale directly by the artists. If you are interested in having your work considered for inclusion, please send an email, with the subject: “Wellness Walls for Art Shows,” to deborahhughes50@gmail.com with a brief statement about your art and attach six (6) JPEG images representative of your work. Also feel free to contact Deborah directly at 205 310 5939 with questions and leave an identifying voicemail. Exhibitions change every three months. News items about previous exhibitions are at this link.

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10/03/2022 Animation/VFX/Game Industry Job Postings (Google doc), national and international – ongoing

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09/26/2022 Sweet Wreath is looking for a video editor to work with us on music videos and documentary projects. If you are interested, let us know! Some experience with video preferred and ability to commit to 2-3 days a week. This is a great way to get more experience in both music and film production and contribute to an artistic collective. Contact Sweet Wreath on Instagram.

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09/21/2022 Vinegar, a nonprofit contemporary art gallery in Birmingham, is seeking volunteers to help with gallery operations. Sign up for Vinegar’s volunteer opportunities newsletter to hear of upcoming opportunities. Vinegar is co-directed by Professor Melissa Yes in the UA Department of Art and Art History; for further inquiries, you can reach her at myes@ua.edu.

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ON-GOING  Applications for Artist Fellowship and Arts Facilities grants are accepted at arts.alabama.gov/apply. Generally, for projects that occur between October 1 and September 30, applications are due the previous year’s March, June, and September, depending on the type of grant. Find out how to apply.

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02/07/2022 Collision Literary Magazine at the University of Pittsburgh seeks submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art. Check the website for specific issue deadlines; they usually begin accepting submissions at the end of August and close in January. More info here.

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