Call for Art — Exhibition at Scottsdale Civic Center Public Gallery in the Civic Center Library, 3839 N Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

 Maps-Contours of a Story: Artist maps exhibition - on display, January 9, 2025 – March 27, 2025
 Artist maps are imaginative representations of a location, moment in time, or idea that engage us on an emotional and intellectual level. Artists' maps can be mystical, directional, and obscure. 

Juried and co-curated by Saskia Jorda - a Phoenix-based interdisciplinary artist and educator who recently represented Arizona in the "New Worlds: Women to Watch, 2024" exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. Her work involves drawings, fiber-based sculpture, and site-specific installations. 

 GALLERY INFORMATION: Artworks can be any size up to 52 inches wide x 52 inches long for wall hanging. Recommended sculptural dimension limits for pedestals are 20 inches high x 15 inches deep x 15 inches wide. The gallery is 680 square feet, with 8-foot-tall walls, electric and data availability in the floor, and a cable and latch-hook hanging system. The gallery walls shall not be pierced or affected by the art installation, and the hanging system must be used. D-rings must be on the back of the artwork to accommodate the hanging system. Wall-hung artworks shall not be heavier than 90 pounds each. Artworks are insured while on display. Exhibiting artists are eligible for an honorarium. The Civic Center Public Gallery is open during library hours; check hours here: ScottsdaleLibrary.org/locations#civic
    Selected artists are responsible for the delivery and pick-up of artwork. We do not cover shipping. The artwork will be installed under the direction and support of the Scottsdale Public Art preparatory staff. Work must meet gallery standards, be professionally presented, and be ready to hang/install when brought for installation.  
    Please note: Existing artwork that fits this theme may be submitted for this call. The artwork must be acceptable for all ages. Artwork is not presented for sale at the gallery. All purchase inquiries are directed to the artist.
CALENDAR- Exhibition Dates: January 9, 2025 – March 27, 2025 Reception date: January 9, 2025
    Entry deadline is 11:59 p.m., MST (AZ),  October 6, 2024
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE APPLICANT
Entry Deadline: October 6, 2024, midnight MST
Notification Date: October 11, 2024
Delivery of Artwork by Hand: January 2, 2025, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Civic Center Public Gallery, 3839 N Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Shipping: to Scottsdale Public Art Curatorial, 7380 E 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (we do not pay for shipping) by January 2, 2024
Pick-up date: March 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Civic Center Public Gallery 

Scottsdale Arts' Learning & Innovation department seeks teaching artists specializing in the performing arts, e.g., dance, drama, music, puppetry, storytelling, etc., to join its regional arts integration, in-classroom residency program, Arizona Wolf Trap.  

By working with educators to integrate the arts into content areas like language arts, math, and science, Arizona Wolf Trap teaching artists help young learners stimulate their imaginations and develop academic, social, and physical skills that are the foundation for future learning and healthy lifestyles. 

Arizona Wolf Trap teaching artists participate in ongoing professional development to work with and support early childhood educators, caregivers, and families as they incorporate arts-integrated experiences into classrooms, early childhood environments, and home and community settings. 

What is Arizona Wolf Trap? 

Backed by more than 30 years of experience and affiliated with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts in Vienna, VA, Arizona Wolf Trap leverages the power of the performing arts to engage successful learners and empower educators. 

Using a research-informed approach to arts-integrated professional development, the program offers effective and customized professional development delivered by teaching artists to support educators, caregivers, children, and families. Offerings include residencies, partial and full-day workshops, and digital arts education resources. Residencies occur in classrooms across the Phoenix metro area and include multiple 30-minute sessions across several weeks. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Availability to work as an independent contractor in the Phoenix metro area 
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a professional artist and/or teaching artist in a performing arts discipline (dance, drama, puppetry, drama, and storytelling) 
  • Thorough knowledge of the elements, forms, processes, and skills of specified art discipline(s) 
  • Ability to articulate the creative process in or through specified art discipline(s) 
  • Desire and ability to reflect on and assess methods of artistic practice 
  • Desire to engage in regular, ongoing professional learning supporting best practices in early childhood education, arts integration, and adult learning 
  • Demonstration of cultural competence and respect for individuals of all cultures, backgrounds, and belief systems 
  • Strong professional conduct as consistently demonstrated by preparedness, punctuality, reliability, and organizational skills 
  • Exceptional verbal and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Strong ability to work effectively and collaboratively with adult learners 
  • Access to reliable transportation and willingness to travel within the Phoenix metro area  

Desired Qualifications 

  • Experience teaching and/or working with young children and their families 
  • Experience with educators and other professionals engaged in work with young children and their families 
  • Excellent written communication skills and ease with using email as a means of communication 
  • Understanding of Arizona Department of Education early childhood standards
  • Comfort using or learning to use online video platforms (Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc.) 
  • Weekday availability for contracting opportunities (Monday - Friday between 9:00 am 5:00 pm)
  • Multiple language skills are a plus but not required.

Compensation & Training

Arizona Wolf Trap teaching artist candidates are required to complete a multi-day training before beginning their work. Teaching artist candidates must attend the full training and will receive compensation for their attendance. 

Arizona Wolf Trap teaching artists must complete multiple classroom residencies within their first year. Specific details of individual work will be discussed with members upon completion of the new artist training. 

Arizona Wolf Trap teaching artists are independent contractors. The number of contracts a Wolf Trap teaching artist is offered annually is not guaranteed.  

Starting pay is $950 a residency. 

The Community Arts Grant Program provides funding to Scottsdale-based arts and culture organizations and Valley arts organizations to serve diverse community interests by supporting a variety of arts and culture programs and events and fostering the long-term growth of Scottsdale’s arts and culture organizations. 

Grant funds must be expended between September 1, 2024 and July 31, 2025. A final report must be submitted to Scottsdale Arts by the end of the organizational fiscal year or by July 31, 2025, whichever date is earlier. The report must delineate the expenditure of funds and describe the success and challenges of the organization in the past fiscal year.  

The 2024-2025 Community Arts Grant application deadline is 11:59 P.M. local time on Monday, July 15, 2024. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to Natalie Marsh, Director of Learning & Innovation, at nataliem@scottsdalearts.org

Official notification of grant status (approved or declined) will be sent out by September 2024. Whenever possible, organizations receiving a Scottsdale Arts grant are expected to acknowledge this support in programs, press releases, and advertisements with the following language: This program is made possible, fully or in part, by a grant from Scottsdale Arts with funding provided by the City of Scottsdale.

Grant Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: July 15, 2024

ELIGIBILITY & PRIORITIES Scottsdale Arts welcomes proposals addressing a broad range of initiatives and opportunities to serve the Scottsdale community: General Operating Support grant (up to $10,000) 

  • Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts or cultural organization that has visual, literary, performing arts, or cultural enhancement as a component of their mission. 
  • Applicants must have a primary business place physically within the boundaries of Scottsdale.  
  • Awards will be considered for organizations where 100% of the program is arts-related and clearly pursues strategic plan objectives that advance their long-term institutional vitality and/or program quality.  
  • Applicants must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline. 


Scottsdale Arts will not consider requests for: 

  • Grants to individuals; 
  • Multi-year commitments; 
  • Building projects, construction, or renovation; 
  • Attendance at or travel to conferences, workshops or seminars; 
  • Tickets, tables or advertising for fundraising events; 
  • After-school programs run by school personnel. 


DATA ARTS 

All Community Arts Grant applicants must submit their organization’s fiscal information through DataArts. DataArts, formerly the Cultural Data Project, was founded to bring the language and leverage of data to the business of culture. The Cultural Data Profile is DataArts’ flagship service, which thousands of cultural nonprofits use annually to report their financial and programmatic information. DataArts seeks to be a catalyst for data-informed decision-making.  

The data you provide serves multiple purposes. With it, you can apply for grants, get a clear picture of your organization’s progress, inform your decision-making, and make a stronger case for stakeholders. Enter data once and share it with multiple grantmakers and service organizations. Additional features include the ability to search for new grant opportunities and use reports and data visualizations to make more informed decisions and tell your organization’s story. 

Project applicants must generate a Funder Report based on the organization’s last fiscal year. Applicants are required to submit their Funder Reports as an attachment to their application. Scottsdale Arts will not have access to this information otherwise.  

For more information about Data Arts, and assistance with your Funder report, contact Data Arts Support Center at 877-707-3282 or help@culturaldata.org.

SCORING CRITERIA The scoring of applications is based on the following categories:  

IMPACT:  

  • Impact of the organization on the Scottsdale community 
  • Organization fulfills a particular cultural need in the Scottsdale community 


 QUALITY:  

  • Overall quality of the organization 
  • Applicant clearly conveys the mission and vision of its organization 
  • Applicant demonstrates the manner in which the organization’s goals and activities support the mission of the organization 
  • Organization differentiates itself from those that are similar 


 CAPABILITY:  

  • Applicant’s ability to carry out services that benefit Scottsdale 
  • Applicant provides a clear, strong strategic plan for its organization 
  • Organization provides evidence of effective planning and evaluation methods 
  • Organization shows strong collaborations with other partners/schools in the community; demonstrates shared ownership and responsibilities of all partners, including fiscal agents where appropriate 


 FINANCIAL STATUS:  

  • Condition of the organization’s finances 
  • Organization costs are appropriate and relevant to the services provided 
  • Financials are balanced and accurate 
  • Evidence of funding is listed (by applicant and/or other support) 


APPLICATION CHECKLIST Please use this list to ensure that all items have been reviewed and/or submitted in order to complete the application process:  

  • Completed Application 
  • Organizational fiscal year budget 
  • Organizational strategic plan 
  • Current IRS letter identifying 501(c)3 status or evidence that the applicant is an agency/department of local government. 
  • Board of Directors/Trustees Roster for current fiscal year. 
  • Supplemental materials (letters of commitment from partner organizations, schools or promotional brochures, etc.) 
  • Data Arts Funder report based on organization’s three most recently completed fiscal years. 


The above must be submitted via Submittable by 11:59 pm local time on Monday, July 15, 2024. Applications received after this time will not be considered. 

The Community Arts Grant Program provides funding to Scottsdale-based arts and culture organizations and Valley arts organizations to serve diverse community interests by supporting a variety of arts and culture programs and events and fostering the long-term growth of Scottsdale’s arts and culture organizations. 

Grant funds must be expended for projects occurring between September 1, 2024 and July 31, 2025. A final report must be submitted to Scottsdale Arts within ninety (90) days of the project completion date or by July 31, 2025, whichever date is earlier. The post-project report must delineate the expenditure of funds and describe the success and challenges of the project.  

The 2024-2025 Community Arts Grant application deadline is 11:59 P.M. local time on Monday, July 15, 2024. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to Natalie Marsh, Director of Learning & Innovation, at nataliem@scottsdalearts.org. 

Official notification of grant status (approved or declined) will be sent out by September 2024. Whenever possible, organizations receiving a Scottsdale Arts grant are expected to acknowledge this support in programs, press releases, and advertisements with the following language: This program is made possible, fully or in part, by a grant from Scottsdale Arts with funding provided by the City of Scottsdale.

Grant Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: July 15, 2024

ELIGIBILITY & PRIORITIES
Scottsdale Arts welcomes proposals addressing a broad range of initiatives and opportunities to serve the Scottsdale community up to $10,000.  

  • Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts or cultural organization that has visual, literary, performing arts, or cultural enhancement as a component of their mission. 
  • Awards will be considered for applications from organizations that are either based in Scottsdale or conduct programs within Scottsdale. 
  • Applicants must have a three-year history of programming before the application deadline. 


Scottsdale Arts will not consider requests for:  

  • Grants to individuals; 
  • Multi-year commitments; 
  • Building projects, construction, or renovation; 
  • Attendance at or travel to conferences, workshops, or seminars; 
  • Tickets, tables, or advertising for fundraising events; 
  • After-school programs that are led by school personnel.  


PROJECT BUDGET  
Project applicants must submit a project budget form that outlines the projected income and expenses for the length of the project. Applicants must use the Project Budget form found here: https://scottsdalearts.org/community-arts-grant-program/. Please rename the budget "23-24 Project Budget_Organization Name".  

FACILITIES USE FOR REHEARSALS/PERFORMANCES/EVENTS : Applicants who are soliciting funds to rent space/venues to hold rehearsals, performances, or events at Scottsdale Arts are strongly encouraged to apply to the Non-Profit Rental Support Program (NPRSP). The NPSRP provides qualifying organizations with a rental fee waiver, providing the organization the opportunity to utilize facilities for a reduced cost (other charges may apply). This policy is intended to provide a structure and process for providing rental fee support to community organizations, which is open, transparent, legal, and equitable, and furthers the aims and objectives of Scottsdale Arts. This solicitation must be specifically listed on the budget form.  

For more information, please go online to https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-2020-Nonprofit-Rental-Support-Program-Packet.pdf

SCORING CRITERIA  
The scoring of applications is based on the following categories: 

QUALITY
The project: 

  • Is high in quality. 
  • Leverages the qualifications, backgrounds, and experiences of the artists/consultants involved. 
  • Includes goals and activities that support the mission of the applicant organization. 

IMPACT
The project: 

  • Positively impacts the Scottsdale community. 
  • Fulfills a particular cultural need in the Scottsdale community. 
  • Serves a diverse population of Scottsdale residents. 

CAPABILITY
The applicant: 

  • Has the ability to complete the project. 
  • Possesses the resources and expertise to administer the proposed project. 
  • Has experience in managing previous or similar projects. 
  • Provides evidence of effective planning and sound evaluation methods. 
  • Demonstrates collaborations with other organizations; project has shared ownership and responsibilities of all partners, including fiscal agents, where appropriate. 

BUDGET
The budget: 

  • Is appropriate, balanced, and accurate.  
  • Is realistic for the proposed project.  
  • Lists evidence of funding for the project (by applicant and/or other support). 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST  
Please use this list to ensure that all items have been reviewed and/or submitted to complete the application process: 

  • Completed application  
  • Project budget form 
  • Current IRS letter identifying 501(c)3 status or evidence that the applicant is an agency/department of local government.  
  • Board of Directors/Trustees Roster for current fiscal year. 
  • Supplemental materials (letters of commitment from partner organizations, schools or promotional brochures, etc.) 
  • Signed MOU or letter of agreement between applicant organization and fiscal agent (if applicable), specifying the fiscal responsibilities of both parties. 
  • Data Arts funder report for the last completed fiscal year.  


The above must be submitted via Submittable by 11:59 pm local time on Monday, July 15, 2024. Applications received after this time will not be considered. 

Scottsdale Arts