Professional Opportunities

The Art Center is happy to provide resources to help artists find employment, apply for grants, and other professional prospects in your artistic field. The following are links to local and national organizations offering current job openings, internships, grant applications, and exhibit opportunities.
Offers news, profiles of top and emerging artists, stories about collectors and collecting, gallery round-ups from around the world, the best of student art, market trends and analysis, and detailed coverage of art fairs.

Artists Network
Online magazine and resource for artists offering fine art instruction videos, art competitions, and networking.

Offers a wide variety of national and international exhibition opportunities.

The Community Foundation in Jacksonville
The Community Foundation supports projects or programs that serve residents in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties.

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
Offers links to grant applications, call to artists, auditions, and opportunities in public art.

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
Resource for grant applications, call for artists, residencies, and cultural job opportunities.

Graphic Artists Guild
Resource and advocacy organization for professional artists and designers.
A current listing of art and design job openings in Florida and elsewhere.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
A Professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia. Offers awards and grants for writers and illustrators, and provides vital market information on the craft and business of writing and selling books for young readers.

South Arts
South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization based in Atlanta, GA, was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. The organization works in partnership with the nine state arts agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, and is funded by those member states, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), foundations, corporations, and individuals.

United States Artists
United States Artists is a public charity dedicated to investing in America’s finest artists and illuminating their value to society. Through the USA Fellows program, it has put $12.5 million directly in the hands of living artists since 2005. United States Artists has created USA Projects to foster direct connections between artists and the public, catalyze new funding for artists, bring creative projects to life, and buil a community around the most accomplished artists in America.

Voices & Venues
A project of the South Florida Cultural Consortium, an organization comprising the cultural councils of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties. Offers links to various exhibition, employment, grants, and volunteer opportunities.

VSA: The International Organization on Arts and Disability
VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, was founded more than 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to provide arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities and increase access to the arts for all.

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