Student Opportunities

Calls for Applicants

[pinned post] Call for Papers: The faculty of UA and UAB invite students currently working towards an MA in Art History to submit abstracts (250-word) for 20 min. papers to be presented at our 28th Annual Graduate Student Symposium. We welcome papers that represent research from any area in the history of art, architecture, museum or cultural studies. Deadline is December 16, 2022. Notification of acceptance will be sent in early January 2023. The symposium will take place in person at The University of Alabama campus on Friday, March 31, 2023, with a few spots for virtual participation. Go to this page for complete details.

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[pinned post] Call for Undergraduate Poster Session Proposals: To encourage the work of emerging scholars in the discipline, The faculty of UA and UAB invite undergraduate art history majors to submit proposals for presentations of senior-level or thesis work in a poster session, to be held during the day of the Symposium. Proposals should consist of a 250-word abstract regarding the project and be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor or major professor. Deadline is December 16, 2022. Notification of acceptance will be sent in early January 2023. The symposium will take place in person at The University of Alabama campus on Friday, March 31, 2023, with a few spots for virtual participation. Go to this page for complete details.

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11/30/2022 Submissions sought: Tennessee Collegiate Art Competition (TCAC) February 18 – March 15, 2023, in Middle Tennessee State University’s (MTSU) Todd Hall. Eligibility: Four-year college, community college, and university students (undergraduate and graduate) who are/were enrolled within the last 12 months in a degree-granting program in Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky are eligible to enter the competition. Students are not required to be art majors. All submitted work must be created during the student’s enrollment at a higher education institution in TN, AL, or KY. Jurors are: Thomas Sturgill, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, and Belmont University, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and 3D AND Steve Ward, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and Middle Tennessee Collage and Painting artist. For additional TCAC information: https://www.mtsu.edu/art/TCAC-2023.php  To apply: https://bit.ly/MTSU-TCArtCompetition Deadline is January 9, 2023.

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11/29/2022  The Gadsden Museum of Art is looking for a gallery coordinator with graphic design experience. Pay is $13.01/hour with full-time benefits. See the full job description at the museum’s Instagram page  or here. Knowledge of Adobe software is required. To apply, submit your resume and application (here) to rwetzel@cityofgadsden.com.

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11/28/2022 Call for Demonstrating Artists for First Friday Art Walks: The West Alabama Chamber Cultural Arts Taskforce is introducing a new opportunity for artists to demonstrate their practice outside one of Tuscaloosa’s downtown galleries during First Friday. Student artists are encouraged to apply. Accepted artists will demonstrate for about a two-hour window during the particular gallery’s First Friday hours. Venues include Harrison Galleries, Paul R. Jones Museum, the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Lorrie Lane Studio, and more. For February 3, 2023, First Friday, the Taskforce is looking for three artists and the deadline to apply is January 27, 2023. To apply, fill out this application. Once artists have been approved, Taskforce member Abi Brewer will be in touch to connect you with the gallery where you will be demonstrating and answer any questions you may have and make sure that you will have what you need while demonstrating.

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11/28/2022 The Oakland Arts Review is seeking submissions from undergraduate students in visual arts (painting, illustration, comics, photography, graphic design, mixed media) for Volume 8 (spring 2023). The editor writes: “As we have received and published submissions from The University of Alabama’s students in our Volume 6, we would love to see more submissions from UA students interested in having their works published.” Submission guidelines and instructions can be found here.

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11/10/2022 ETSU Slocumb Galleries invite you to submit entries to the 38th Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition with this year’s esteemed Juror Mark Scala, Chief Curator at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. The deadline for submission is December 21, 2022. For more information, please visit: https://www.etsu.edu/cas/art/galleries/positive-negative.php

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11/10/2022  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 5th ANNUAL SUNY NEW PALTZ UNDERGRADUATE ART HISTORY SYMPOSIUM – April 13-16, 2023. Undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for a 10-minute talk on any art historical topic of their choosing. We welcome research informed by any and all theories and methodologies and encourage interdisciplinary exploration. Submissions may include a version or part of an undergraduate thesis, an exceptional course paper, or independent research.  Please provide a title and abstract of no more than 300 words to Keely Heuer, Professor Liaison of the SUNY New Paltz Art History Association at heuerk@newpaltz.edu. A bibliography is not necessary. Submissions should also include the submitter’s name, major, academic year, institutional affiliation, and email. Students will be notified by the end of February 2023. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

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10/31/2022 Collision Literary Magazine at the University of Pittsburgh is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. By submitting to the annual magazine, students will be considered for our writing and cover art contests. Submissions for the annual magazine close Friday, February 24, but we read on a rolling basis. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu. If you have any questions, please contact collisionlitmag@gmail.com.

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10/17/2022 Graduate students and alumni: APAEP (Alabama Prison Arts+Ed Project) is currently looking for art instructors to teach classes as part of their Community Education program at facilities around the state. They are also looking for an art instructor to teach a short, 6-week introductory course in drawing or painting at their recently-opened Community Education Resource Center in Birmingham. For more information, see their website https://apaep.auburn.edu/get-involved/teach.php and https://apaep.auburn.edu/ and then contact Rob Hitt, program coordinator rdh0030@auburn.edu, 360 591-5886

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10/17/2022 Study Abroad Students: The Husain Abdul Alim and Peter Harris Memorial Travel Award will begin accepting applications December 1, 2022. For all the eligibility requirements and link to the application, go to this page. The deadline for applying is March 20, 2023.

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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 the January – March 2023 show 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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10/11/2022 The City of Tuscaloosa is accepting applications for artist booths at the 2023 Druid City Arts Festival (Friday, March 31 and Saturday April 1, 2023). Applications will close Feb. 1, 2023. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee.

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10/03/2022 “Are you looking for a creative outlet to build your portfolio whilst getting paid? An on-campus, student run button pin company is looking for a student graphic designer. The ideal candidate will be able to take direction from the creative team to produce button graphics, and promotional material. The designs follow simple vintage aesthetics, so they shouldn’t be too hard to produce. This position should require about 2 hours a week and compensation can be discussed on a case by case basis, but a per design rate is preferred. For more information please reach out to Claire Ryan, at cdryan1@crimson.ua.edu.”

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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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09/21/20220 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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09/14/2022 Map Illustration: Dr. Barry Cole in the UA English Department is seeking a candidate in the Department of Art and Art History to assist with the creation of three maps to include in a fictional manuscript. The “rustic” maps will provide a general overview of events and locations in the narrative. The payment offered is $400 and Dr. Cole can be reached either at (205) 467-4269 or by email: bmcole@ua.edu.

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08/25/2022  TuscaBlue wants to hire a graphic designer for their print and sign shop. The best candidate would need to have Adobe Illustrator and InDesign knowledge. They will train on their system in-house. This position could be part remote, part in-house. Contact Stacie Tucker, 205-523-1200.

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08/18/2022  Silver Francis is a painter currently working out of a studio at the Kentuck Art Center who would like to hire an intern. She particularly is looking for an art student who wants to learn more about the “nitty gritty of building a sustainable business around their artistic pursuits.” If interested, email her at silverfrancisartwork@gmail.com. Click here for more information about the internship.

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08/17/2022  Surface Design Center/Rainbow Creations, located in Carrollton, AL, creates wallcovering for the hospitality industry and is looking for someone with an artistic background, who has a knowledge of screen-printing and great with color to fill a full-time position. If interested please contact Windy Dunnam at windy@sdcwall.com. You can check out our website https://www.fidelitywall.com/, https://command54.com/default.asp, or YouTube to see our large scale print side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6Lq41bYHtw.

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07/14/2022 Knight/Eady is a sports marketing firm in Birmingham, Alabama, with video production, animation and design internship openings for fall 2022.

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06/22/2022 Applications for development and public programming internships at Kentuck Art Center.

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06/13/2022 UPerk, a business in downtown Tuscaloosa, is looking for student artists to display their work at the UPerk coffee shop alongside more seasoned artists during the First Friday Art Walk. The goal is to have two artists each month with varying experience in the field. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact the manager, Caroline, at cforduperk@gmail.com.

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ON-GOING  Alabama State Council on the Arts artist grant applications: 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 read on a rolling basis. More info here.

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Graduate and Undergraduate Journals – Submission Opportunities (rolling deadlines)

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