Artist Opportunities

ArtsOC works hard to identify and spotlight professional opportunities for artists and arts organizations

SparkOC - Where the Arts Happen in Orange County is our free community site, and the first place to look for any listings we've found for employment, grants, artist calls, classes and workshops, and more. Keep the Classifieds section bookmarked and check it out often! And don't forget that you can create a free profile for yourself as a venue, arts organization, or individual artist, and use it post your own events and opportunities for thousands of arts-curious visitors.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit." – Aristotle

ArtsOC Calls for Artists

Arts Orange County is proud to facilitate and manage Calls For Artists on behalf of cities and organizations, in order to place world-class works from contemporary artists at local sites. 

ArtsOC uses SlideRoom as its primary listing and submission platform.


Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition

A sculpture set against a blue sky
"Getting Your Bearings" by David Boyer

The Arts Commission of the City of Newport Beach launched an initiative to turn its spectacular, 14-acre Civic Center Park into a "Museum Without Walls", installing works from sculptors around the world in an evolving exhibition that cycles up to ten new works into the park every year. With ArtsOC's assistance managing the process, the works are selected by a jury consisting of Arts Commission Members and outside art experts, with input sought from members of the Newport Beach community via a public poll.

The works selected for Phase VI, will be installed and unveiled in June 2021. They will replace the 10 works currently installed for Phase IV and be on display for the next two years.

Samples of prior Sculpture Exhibition Works