Calls for Artists!


All About Artists!


"I use Open Studios to promote my work, broaden my audience,
and make sales."
  -2012 Open Studios Artist

Reasons YOU Should Register for OPEN STUDIOS:

  1. Expand Your Audience
  2. Prepare New Work for Sale  
  3. Connect to the largest Artist Network in the Bay Area
  4. Meet Curators, Arts Professionals and Patrons  
  5. Get Feedback on your Work 
  6. Exhibit Your Work at Pro Arts
  7. Be in the Directory of East Bay Arts   
  8. Send People to Your Website Through the Online Artist Gallery 
  9. Participate in Professional Development Workshops   
  10. Get Your Creative Practice Organized in 2013!   

Open Studios Curious? Attend the FREE workshop 'East Bay Open Studios 101' on February 9 at 2pm at Pro Arts. More info on Open Studios workshops... 



Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 6pm  |  FREE 
The New Hall Presents: 'Art Money Politics' 
Learn from local artists and guest panelists Camille Utterback, Favianna Rodriguez, and Eduardo Pineda as they discuss how to support yourself as an artist.  This event is co-sponsored by Pro Arts.


Friday, February 15, 2013, 11am  |  FREE
Coffee with the Director 
Drop-in to meet and share ideas with Margo Dunlap, Executive Director, at Cafe Teatro (300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, across breezeway from Pro Arts). All welcome!

Saturday, March 2, 2013, 11am  |  FREE 
Artist Salon  

Come to Pro Arts and network with other artists, and share questions, personal stories, advice and tips. Caffeine provided.


Saturday, March 2, 2013, 1pm-4pm  
Relax with Tax Workshop
Discounted Tickets for Members (Contact Pro Arts for the coupon code!)
Presented by Tom Andres, California Lawyers for the Arts, this workshop covers the essentials of income tax for artists. Topics will include record keeping, form 1040, Schedule C, and self-employment schedule, deductions, hobby losses, home offices and more.

Check-out Pro Arts' new online artist resources: 
Complete our Artist Services Survey and tell us how Pro Arts' Artist Services programming can support your practice. 


Bank Heist Proposal Contest
Entry Deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Southern Exposure and The Center for Tactical Magic's 'Bank Heist Proposal Contest' is an opportunity for artists and instigators to stretch the possibilities of creative scheming.

More info...


Richmond Art Center: Innovations in Contemporary Crafts
Entry Deadline: Sunday, February 17, 2013

Entry is now open for 'Innovations in Contemporary Crafts,' a juried exhibition exploring traditional craft mediums of ceramics, wood, glass, metal, fiber, enamel, paper and jewelry.

More info...


WritersCorps Poetry Projection Project Call for Entries
Entry Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013

The San Francisco Arts Commission WritersCorps calls on filmmakers and video artists of all ages to create work based on youth writing for the 3rd annual Poetry Projection Project.

More info...  


Alameda 2013 ARTSFUND Grants Program
Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013 
The ARTSFUND Grants Program supports all types of arts programming such as dance, literature, media arts, music, theater, visual arts, and multidisciplinary arts programs presented in Alameda County by Alameda County nonprofit organizations. Standard grant awards are $1,000 each.


Creative Work Fund: Grants for Traditional and Visual Artists 
Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013

The Creative Work Fund (CWF) invites artists and nonprofit organizations to apply for grants for collaborative projects featuring traditional or visual artists.  Up to $650,000 will be available for grants that may range in size from $10,000 to $40,000.

More Calls for Entry 
Local, national and international calls compliled in a sortable list by the California Arts Council.  


Pro Arts seeks interns with a passion for building community through the arts!
The following internships are available:
Images: Pro Arts' interns at the SF Fine Art Fair and assisting with gallery installation

be pro arts       
Amy Spencer
Program Coordinator / Curator  

In the gallery:
TRANSPORT: Members' Exhibition
Featured artwork: Barbara Maricle, Tentacle, 2012

Supporting the arts within communities by serving the ongoing needs of artists. Pro Arts provides critical access to contemporary art in the region and serves as a regional hub for arts activities, independent curated exhibitions, advocacy, arts education and capacity building artist services - fiscal sponsorship to artists and professional exhibition services matching artists with community partners. We produce 22 exhibitions annually, exhibit over 580 artists, and reach an annual audience over 72,000. 
2011 Visual Arts Funders

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