Sunday, October 21, 2012

List of University/College Galleries Looking for Work

Q: Do you happen to have a list of museums and university/college galleries which accept proposals from artists? I know you occasionally have these listed with the opportunities newsletter but if there is a master list somewhere, would be helpful, thanks! 

A: Sorry, we don't keep such a list, primarily because there are too many changes. Some of the schools post one call, then no more. Many tend to change their policies every year, as faculty and budgets change. Your best bet is to send inquiries to the schools and museums nearest you (search for the school then do a site search for "gallery"). Then email to find out their current needs. Also, some that don't normally accept proposals will have cancellations and need a replacement.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Use of media by Art Opportunities Monthly Subscribers

The statistics below represent the percentage of AOM subscribers who work in each medium, not necessarily the percentage of subscribers who identify primarily as practitioners of that particular medium. In other words, a public artist might also do painting, so she would get credit in both categories. Or a sculptor might also do photography. Like that.

Painting, 32%
Sculpture, 12%
Photography, 12%
Mixed Media, 8%
Drawing, 5%
Installation, 4%
Fiber, Fabric, Textile & Quilting, 3%
Watercolor & Watermedia, 3%
Printmaking, 2.5%
Public Art, 2%
Video & Film, 2%
Miscellaneous, 1.5%
Collage, 1.5%
Ceramics, 1%
Digital, 1%
Glass, 1%
Murals, 1%
Pastel, 1%
Book Arts, 1%

Less than 1% each: Performance, Mosaic, Jewelry, Graphic Design & Illustration, New Media, Furniture, Craft, Animation, Conceptual, Assemblage, Wood, Curatorial, Comics.

Geographic Distribution of Art Opportunities Monthly Readership

United States , 82%
Canada, 3%
United Kingdom, 3 %
Italy, 2%
France, 1%
Germany, 1%
Australia, 1%
Mexico, 1%
Russia, 1%
Spain, 1%

Less than 1% each: Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam.