Student Opportunities

Calls for Applicants

02/19/2024 Illustrators — amateur or professional, 18 and older — are invited to enter the Folio Book illustration contest. Neil Gaiman will serve as the guest judge for the best illustration of his short story “The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains.” The winner will receive about $2,500, a Folio gift voucher worth about $625 and the opportunity to have their work appear in an upcoming Folio edition of Gaiman’s short stories. Submissions, one per person, must be received by April 3 (details).

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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. If you apply before February 19, 2024, you may be able to participate in the March First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 pm, in downtown Tuscaloosa. 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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02/14/2024 Open call for submissions for video art exhibition at Vinegar Projects in Birmingham, Alabama. Go to this webpage for more information and to submit your proposal. Deadline is March 31, 2024.

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02/13/2024 Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia, seeks applicants for the Melaver Family Curatorial Intern, a summer curatorial internship under the Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art. Go here for more information. The deadline is March 15, 2024.

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02/13/2024 Mississippi University for Women’s literary magazine, Ponder Review, is seeking submissions in art and new media for their Spring 8.1 issue. They will consider submissions in photography, photo essay, graphic literature, painting, collage for their print issue. For their website, they will consider submissions in podcast, spoken word, interview, short film, animation, hypertext or kinetic literature. More information and submission guidelines can be found on their website or on their Submittable page. The deadline is March 15, 2024.

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02/12/2024 Bold.org has scholarships for incoming high school, undergraduate and graduate students available on their website: https://bold.org/scholarships/by-major/art-scholarships/ Among the scholarships with upcoming deadlines for art majors are those for an African American undergraduate student or high school student accepted to a college or university (deadline: Mar 11, 2024); a female BIPOC/multicultural high school, undergraduate, or graduate student with a portfolio of specified material (deadline: Mar 12, 2024); and others.

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02/08/2024 Anderson Ranch Arts Center internships are available in Sculpture, Woodworking and Furniture Design, Painting Drawing and Printmaking, Digital Fabrication, Ceramics, and the Children’s Program. Applications are due March 1, 2024. Find out more.

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02/07/2024 A fellow UA student, graduating from the Bama by Distance Master’s in Communication program this spring is looking for an art/photography student to take graduation photos on campus, Friday, April 12, 2024. If you’re interested, please contact Laura Adams to talk about full details. LBAdams1@crimson.ua.edu or 863-409-9523.

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02/05/2024 Encaustic painting and general art supplies for sale.  New and used items at discounted prices.  R&F brand heated palette, aluminum plates, paints, beeswax and other mediums, variety of Ampersand Encauticbords, 42” x 34” paper stack trays, hemp paper, printmaking paper, Makita heat gun, Sinopia earth pigments, tripod light stands with umbrellas and much more. Please respond by March 1, 2024. Contact Joni Gruber at earthart@comcast.net for a complete inventory.

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02/03/2024 Kentuck Art Center seeks a part-time marketing assistant for social media. Pay is $15/hourly; 20 hours per week (M-F); nights and weekends as needed. No deadline has been given. Click for the Job Description; click for the Application. To apply, fill out the job application, and send your resume and a portfolio of content samples (including photos, short-form video, and corresponding captions) to Ashley Williams, awilliams@kentuck.org.

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01/31/2024  The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) invites applications from undergraduate and graduate students for its summer 2024 internship program! ADAH internships are paid, and students may be able to obtain academic credit depending on the policies of their educational institutions. Students studying anthropology, archaeology, archival studies, education, history, library science, museum studies, political science, public history, and related fields are encouraged to apply. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 1, 2024. Click here to learn more and apply.

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01/24/2024 The Friends of the Alabama Archives is sponsoring two $1,000 Student Research Fellowships in 2024 for history students (including art history and museum studies students). Senior-level or graduate students at an Alabama college or university, or Alabama residents enrolled in an out-of-state institution, are invited to apply. The fellowships are intended to offset expenses incurred by students conducting research using the collections of the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH). A committee of the Friends Board of Directors will review applications and make awards based on evaluations of project significance and work plan feasibility. Application deadline is March 1, 2024, with distribution of funds in April 2024. Learn more and apply here: https://bit.ly/3UcDjLV

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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 The Southern Quill, the literary journal of Utah Tech University in St. George, UT. is submissions in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art submissions for their 2024 issue. The deadline to submit any work is March 8, 2024, at 11:59 pm MST. Submissions are free and can be found on their website. As compensation for the accepted pieces, authors and artists will receive a free copy of the 2024 journal edition. https://www.thesouthernquill.com/submit

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01/18/2024 Applications for Artist Fellowship and Arts Facilities grants are now accepted at arts.alabama.gov/apply through March 1, 2024. 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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01/17/2024 Applications for the $25K Isaac Yunhu Lee Memorial Arts Scholarship (Bold.org) are open. Eligibility: Any low-income students in their junior and senior years of high school or in undergraduate school are eligible to apply if they are planning to attend or are currently attending art school. Amount: $25,650 (one winner). Application Deadline: Apr 9, 2024. Scholarship link: https://bold.org/scholarships/isaac-yunhu-lee-memorial-arts-scholarship/

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01/12/2024   The Walker County Arts Alliance is seeking instructors to teach visual arts in the Walker County school system this year, part-time, under contract, and based on grant funding. For this immediate spring semester, we are looking for someone to teach a 7-week program at Oakman Middle School with the 3rd and 6th grade classes. Each has four classrooms. Program dates can be worked out with the school by the instructor but must be during regular school hours. Pay is per lesson. Supplies would be furnished by the Walker County Board of Education. For more information and to apply, email wcaa.arts@gmail.com.

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01/04/2024  Call for artist entries for B24: Wiregrass Biennial at Wiregrass Museum of Art. Deadline to submit is Friday, February 16, 2024. Open to artists living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, WMA encourages innovative and progressive work that utilizes a diversity of art forms and media. Artists can submit up to three works. Work that predates 2020 will not be considered.

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12/11/2023  Job opening at The University of Alabama: remote position as an ACCESS Teacher – Arts for the 2023-2024 academic year. The ACCESS teacher provides web-based instruction to State of Alabama high school students. This job is remote. Additional Department Summary: The ACCESS Teacher initiates and maintains regular contact with facilitators and students regarding student progress. Logs in to the learning management system at least once each day throughout any term in which they are assigned a course. Responds to student emails, provide feedback on activities, grade assignments, monitor student participation, and create or post timely announcements. Monitors login times for students and discuss any areas of concern or irregularities with the facilitator, school administrator, or designee. Posts news items and events to keep students on pace and facilitators well informed of course activities and assignments. Previews all activities, links, and quizzes in the learning management system before assigning them to students. Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and experience and expertise in related field of study. Must be certified to teach in the State of Alabama. MORE INFO HERE. The job closes May 9, 2024.

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12/04/2023  Seeking a couple of student artists to provide illustrations for a stress relief notebook produced by UA Student Care and Well-Being, a division of Student Life. You will receive recognition and credit for this project! The book, based on the theme ‘patterns in nature,’ is 80 pages total, with 40 pages of research-based art activities. There are eight different activities (five pages allocated to each: doodles, reverse coloring, mandalas, mirroring, non-dominant hand, ‘you create,’ dot to dot, and spiral repeats). Each left side will have an activity, with a space for notes on the right side. Each left page will have a mosaic border (3/4 inch) that can be colored in based on the theme. We can provide a sample of a similar finished product. We are looking forward to working with you and providing a space and way to help people in need! Please contact Luke McDowall lsmcdowall@ua.edu or 205-348-2461 at the student care and well-being office.

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10/18/2023  Seeking a student artist to create and spray paint a LARGE stencil of the logo for the 3rd Annual Tuscaloosa Gauntlet Obstacle Race. The dimensions of the stencil will be about 10 feet wide and 5-6 feet tall and will need to be spray painted onto several large surfaces. For more information, contact Lee Busby at leebusby@aol.com. You can see the logo and more photos here: https://www.tuscaloosagauntlet.com/ (032324)

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10/09/2023 Proposals requesting support for undergraduate scholarship, creative, and research activities conducted with faculty mentors will be accepted on Fri., Feb. 16, 2024 (11:59 pm, CST); awardees notified the week of March 4, 2024. All undergraduates majoring in any degree housed within the College of Arts & Sciences and enrolled as current, full-time students can apply. Students must have an A&S faculty mentor who will collaborate with the student or will serve as an advisor. Please go to this webpage for all the details.

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09/12/2023 Nineteen Fifty-Six Magazine, the first Black-led student magazine at UA, seeks graphic designers, artists and photographers to work with its staff, Camille Sealey, design editor; Lyric Wisdom, Creative Director; and Ta’Kyla Bates, Editor-in-Chief. Contact tsbates@crimson.ua.edu for more info. See: https://1956magazine.ua.edu/.

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08/14/2023  Students! Demonstrate your art at a downtown Tuscaloosa gallery or business during First Friday Art Walk! Here’s your chance to share your art and make connections in the community during the popular First Fridays each month from 5 pm to about 8 pm (depending on the venue). First Fridays will resume in February 2024. To sign up, click on the link: https://forms.gle/MCwukFfv99tzJHRz5  Information sessions also happen periodically. For more information, email Abi at abibrewer71@gmail.com.

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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 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 through March 1, 2024. 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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