West Valley Arts is seeking to expand its roster of performing and teaching artists for our arts education and professional development programming. We are actively encouraging applications for both one-time and multiple performances. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Examples of Eligible Performing Arts Categories:
- Dance: modern, traditional, cultural, ballet, jazz, etc.
- Music: classical, opera, cultural, jazz, vocal, world music, etc.
- Theater: musical, play, puppetry, mime, drama, etc.
- Visual art: traditional cultural art forms, textile arts, conceptional art, etc.
- Other: traditional folk performance, non-verbal performance, other original works, etc.
Call for Local Vendors and Live Painters
Now accepting submissions for live painters and vendor booth space at Shakespeare in the Park, sponsored by the City of Goodyear Arts & Culture February 20-21. This live performance will highlight the ladies of Shakespeare and will be two evenings filled with inspiring live performance, incredible art all in the open-air amphitheater at the beautiful Goodyear Community Park.
Shakespeare in the Park is sponsored by the City of Goodyear Arts & Culture and produced and presented by West Valley Arts Council and Seek First Entertainment.
COVID-19 safety guidelines will be in place to insure safe and healthy experience for artists, vendors, performers and guests.
Deadline to submit: January 22, 2021
Open Call for Artists
West Valley Arts is seeking artists for various events, projects, and exhibitions planned for 2021-2022. Artists are invited to submit individual works, bodies of work, and projects for review and consideration. Themes and media are open but higher consideration will be given to those working in diverse areas of cultural exploration and promotion. Installation, interactive art, and new media are highly encouraged.
Selected artists may have their work featured in Arts HQ Gallery exhibitions as well as events and spaces around the west valley.
Deadline to apply: January 31, 2021 11:59 pm
Open Call for Artisans and Makers
West Valley Arts is seeking local artisans and makers who create interesting and unique products to sell in our Arts HQ Gallery retail store, online store, and/or special event markets (to be scheduled 2021/2022). We welcome artisans from diverse backgrounds who make products that are both beautiful and functional to be made available to gallery patrons and WVA audiences.
Artisans and makers (18+) living and working in Arizona are welcome to apply. Product submissions are open and not limited to small visual works, sculpture, prints, décor, greeting cards, jewelry and accessories, kitchenware, specialty candles and soap.
Deadline to submit: January 31, 2021
Arts Development Facilitators
Call for Teaching Artists for Professional Development
West Valley Arts is seeking to expand their roster of teaching artists for their arts education and professional
development programming. We are actively encouraging applications for both one-time and multiple workshop
sessions. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis
Examples of Eligible Arts Education Categories
- Music: vocal, choir, band, cultural, jazz, instrument care, etc.
- Visual art: graphic art, drawing, painting, traditional cultural art forms, textile arts, conceptional art, etc.
- Other: readers theater, movement/dance, arts education coaching, STEAM, arts virtual learning etc.
Call to Artists – Heart of Goodyear
The city of Goodyear is seeking Maricopa County artists to paint themed artwork on ten fiberglass hearts installed throughout the city. Artists will design and paint artwork onto a heart to celebrate Goodyear’s 75th Anniversary.
Hearts will be located throughout the city. The placement of the hearts makes them accessible to pedestrians and visible to vehicular traffic. With this placment, the art should address the experience of both types of viewers.