West Coast

I’m not super familiar with this region so I apologize if my list of resources is slim.  If you know of anything great, fill me in!  I’ll add it to the page.

California –

Side Street Project – Side Street Projects is part of a growing alternative practice of artists who operate outside the gallery system by working inside communities. We engage in “complex public negotiations” rather than object making. The artists who run Side Street Projects are alumni of CalArts and RISD who approach the organization as both “social enterprise” and “meta-public art,”.  This is a good place to borrow equipment or apply for grants.

San Francisco Arts Commission – The San Francisco Arts Commision awards “Individual Artist Commission” Grants of up to $10,000 to individual artists working and living in San Francisco to stimulate the creation and presentation of works of art through out the city.  Programs make the arts available to each and every person in San Francisco, each program in its own unique way—from the murals and monuments under the care of the Civic Art Collection, to the dance and theater productions funded by Cultural Equity Grants, to the teen poets’ work published by WritersCorps.

Arts Council of Silicon Valley – Up to six fellowships will be given annually to artists living in the Silicon Valley in rotating artistic categories.  Specifically check out the artist laureate program.

California Arts Council– The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity.  The opportunities link is great!  It lists job opening around the state as well as international exhibition calls.

Oregon –

Regional Arts & Culture Commission – Great site!  They have individual and organizational grants as well as list artist calls for all over the country.  the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) works to integrate arts and culture in all aspects of community life. RACC has served the Portland tri-county area since its inception in 1995.


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