News & Opps – June 2, 2017
By: Arts Foundation
News & Opps

News & Opps – June 2, 2017



How can the The Arts Foundation partner with the City of Tucson and other public agencies to preserve and animate affordable spaces for arts and culture?

PHASE 1: Facilities Feasibility Study
We leaned in to the question and engaged Artspace to assess three specific properties in Tucson to determine their viability to be developed as arts-based properties. The results of this study focused on recommendations for each property: the Julia Keen School, Tucson Performing Arts Center, and Dunbar. Read the full report here.
PHASE 2: We now aim to work more closely with City and County to bring together representatives from both private and public sectors to form a group that would equitably address the specific needs of publicly-owned facilities. The goal would be to:

  • Take an inventory and assessment of public-owned facilities.
  • Assess what needs we have in our community for space usage.
PHASE 3: This group’s ongoing work will provide a standing resource that connects needs within the arts and culture community to opportunities of space inventoried in public domain.


Be a part of the process. What cultural spaces would you like to see preserved? What facilities in your neighborhood do you want to see animated?
Post your photos and comments on social media with #SpaceForArts.


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News & Opps


NEW: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – 65th Anniversary Art Exhibit
Deadline: June 10, 2017
Artists must have a current standing membership at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
For more submission details and to apply, click here.

NEW: Tohono Chul Park – Dia de los Muertos Exhibition
Deadline: July 17, 2017
For more information, click here.

The William H. Johnson Foundation – 2017 William H. Johnson Prize
Deadline: November 16, 2017
To apply, click here.
(Photo from William H. Johnson Foundation website)

Kirk-Bear Canyon Library
Deadline: Rolling application
Artwork must be original and professionally presented. Exhibits rotate monthly.
If interested, submit three digital images of your artwork and a brief bio to


NEW: Nominations wanted for Strada Artist of the Week
Deadline: August 31, 2017
A celebration in support of local Tucson artists who create amazing work in any art form. For more information and to register, click here.

NEW: Arizona Dance e-Star Event Submissions
Deadline: June 20, 2017 (for July/August issue)
For ADC members, please post your event on the ADC website calendar. For non-ADC members, email your event info/press release to

NEW Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch program
Open for submissions: June 7, 2017- July 12, 2017
Seeking Tucson’s nonprofits for a free, two-month communication skills building program. For application details, click here.

NEW: Docents wanted for Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona
Deadline: Rolling application
Seeking docents to become volunteer educators, leading interactive experiences for visitors of all ages. For more information contact Heather Ingram at (520) 626-3989 or

Volunteers wanted to join Artists of the Southwest show planning committee.
Date of show: November 10-11, 2017 at the Rillito River Pavilions
This show will have an attractive price for vendors, with no commission taken.
Contact Geraldo Campos at for more information.

Speak out for the arts and why they are important to you! 

1) Stop by our Connect Coworking office lobby at 33 South 5th  Avenue (on Fifth/Congress downtown)
2) Fill out a postcard with why the arts are important to you.
3) Pop it in the box!
We will take what you’ve written and read it to local and national  officials. Feel free to write, draw, color, etc., to express yourself and  your love for all things art and culture.


NEW: “Not Quite Real” – The Art of Mary Theresa Dietz
Date of opening: June 3, 2017 – First Saturday Art Walk (6-9pm)
Continues through June 14, 2017 (12-6pm)
Location: Steinfeld Warehouse Art Center exhibition hall – 101 W. 6th Street


Artist Position 
Southwest Beverages is seeking an imaginative and highly skilled artist to join a talented team and create high quality images. Contact Bob Jenkins at (520) 690-1000, and send resume and sample of work to

Grantmakers in the Arts is working with Koya Leadership Partners to conduct a search for its new CEO. For more information and to apply, click here.

Membership Manager/Director 
Tucson Botanical Gardens is seeking a new Membership Manager/Director. This position manages Tucson Botanical Gardens’ Development Department’s Membership Program, serve as the principle liaison to the Tucson Botanical Gardens’ members, also works with and assists the Executive Director with senior management duties. Applicants may apply to:

Executive Director
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (T/m) has engaged EFL Associates in a search for the Executive Director.  The Director will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and will be responsible for the effective leadership, management, and operations of the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures while ensuring the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. To view the full position description or make a referral, please contact Kathryn Bradley at EFL Associates at

Teaching Artists
Arts for all, Tucson is seeking Teaching Artists for dance, drama, music & jewelry making! Visit our website to learn more: They are also hiring for Direct Support Professionals for their adult Day Program, and Counselors for their upcoming Summer Arts Camp. Call 520-622-4100 to inquire.


NEW: The Historic Labor Temple
Located at 267 S. Stone Avenue in the Historic Labor temple, this space hosts a community of artists including painters, an African import business, photographers, and sculptors. Large, three room, 1250 sq. ft. artist studio, gallery space, or office space. Private bathroom. One year lease. For more information, call Tom at (520) 990-3631. $1175/mo.

NEW: Story Land
A quiet, beautiful space for creative people to co-work in, with free Wi-Fi, coffee and tea, a kitchen area, sound proof phone booth, reading area, reference library, and a printer for hard copies. For more information, go to

About News & Opps 

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The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona News & Opps is primarily geared to providing artists information on arts-related opportunities, including calls to artists for exhibitions, commissions, fellowships, employment and free professional development training/workshops, and educational opportunities. News & Opps does not announce exhibit openings, fee-based news, programming, workshops or performances, fundraising events, or commercial art venues. News & Opps is a free service based upon received announcements.

News & Opps Mail Chimp Deadline: It is our intention to send out News & Opps every other Thursday. However, changes in the distribution time do occur without notice to the public. The deadline for submissions is noon the preceding Friday. Check the current News & Opps to determine the next date of issue.

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