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Artists

Ketchikan area Artists and Creatives have been inspiring the communities of this area since the beginning. Whether it is beautifully engineered and created halibut hooks, or the magnificent totem poles of the area, to the stories, poetry and drawings for the inception of the Alaska Magazine, to the creation and evolution of Wearable Art in Alaska artists continue to make the world we live in meaningful and joyful.

This page is still a work in progress and will soon contain an Artist Directory of the area artists, and a catalogue of Public Art in the Ketchikan area.
To the right please find Artist Resources.
Below are the Calls to Artists listed in deadline order. Local and Regional Calls to Artists are posted as we find them. If you know of a Call that is not listed on this page, please e-mail details to Katy at katyp@ketchikanarts.org we would love to include it here as a resource to artists!

For more Calls to Artists at the National level visit CaFE (a Call for Entry system hosted by WESTAF)

December 2022

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Workshop Grant Submission Deadline

Thursday, December 1, 2022
9:00 am10:00 am

Workshop Grants support unique, arts-related activities of limited duration that offer Alaskans the opportunity to participate in an arts activity not regularly available in their community. All areas of the visual, performing, traditional, craft, media, and literary arts, as well as arts administration, are eligible disciplines for this grant category.

Helen Walker Performing Arts Grant Submission Deadline

Thursday, December 1, 2022
9:00 am10:00 am

The Helen Walker Grant Category has modified its eligible projects to make them compatible with the restrictions placed on the performing arts due to the pandemic. Please read the guidelines and grant information on the online grant system thoroughly, before applying.
Quarterly Grant Deadlines: June 1, September 1, December 1, March 1

The Helen Walker Performing Arts Fund Grant is named for Helen A. Walker, a major arts advocate in the state until her death in 1996. Ms. Walker was a recipient of the Governor's Award for the Arts in 1984, a founder of the Fairbanks Arts Association and the Sitka Summer Music Festival, as well as Arts Alaska. She served as a board member for numerous cultural groups, including the Alaska Repertory Theater, the Fairbanks Library Foundation, the University of Alaska's KUAC Advisory Board, and Fairbanks Commissions for Urban Beautification, Parks and Recreation, and the Library.

Arts Alaska provided professional management services for the state's performing arts tours and other programs from 1975 to 1988. Since that time, the Arts Alaska Endowment Fund awarded over $100,000 to qualifying sponsors/presenters for performing arts projects in small Alaskan communities.

In 2006, the Arts Alaska Board of Directors voted to dissolve the organization and invest the funds through the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation. Each year, interest from this fund will provide grants to support the performing arts in Alaska.

For complete information and application, visit the online grant system.

Cultural Collaborations Project Grant Submission Deadline

Thursday, December 1, 2022
9:00 am10:00 am

Deadlines: June 1, for residency projects beginning no earlier than July 1; December 1 for residency projects starting no earlier than January 1.

Cultural Collaborations Project Grants are matching awards of up to $6,000 in support of high-quality arts and cultural programs for youth that emphasize skill acquisition and direct participation in settings outside of the school day/year, in Alaska. Cultural Collaborations Project Grants are a program of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, with support from Rasmuson Foundation. Eligible projects/programs provide regularly scheduled sessions over an extended period of time. Nonprofit organizations, schools or school districts are eligible to apply. Partnerships in support of Cultural Collaborations Project Grants are encouraged.

Career Opportunity Grant Submission Deadline

Thursday, December 1, 2022
3:00 pm3:30 pm

Quarterly Grant Deadlines: June 1, September 1, December 1, March 1

Career Opportunity Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to professional artists for travel to in-state, national, or international events, programs or seminars and for other activities that will contribute to the strength of the artist's professional standing or skill. These cash awards help professional artists take advantage of impending, concrete opportunities that will significantly advance their work or careers. The awards are for unique, short-term opportunities that do not constitute routine completion of work in progress. Applicants may request grants in variable amounts from $100 to $1,000 rounded to the nearest $100. Career Opportunity Grants will not exceed $1,000. First time applicant must contact ASCA first.

Deadline to apply for a Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship

Thursday, December 1, 2022
5:00 pm

Applications are due Thursday, December 1st for the Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Opening Youth in Art

Friday, December 2, 2022

Come see the works of Ketchikan's amazing Youth Artists in the Opening of Youth in ART!!! The exhibit is up until Friday, December 9th. Following the link below to find the exhibit online.

Clue Auditions

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
7:00 pm7:30 pm
First City Players Office

Clue Auditions
Auditions for Clue with performances March 2-11 2023 will be held at the First City Players Office 7pm.
Call 907 225 4792 to SIGN UP!

Clue Auditions

Thursday, December 8, 2022
7:00 pm7:30 pm
First City Players Office

Clue Auditions
Auditions for Clue with performances March 2-11 2023 will be held at the First City Players Office 7pm.
Call 907 225 4792 to SIGN UP!

"An Expression of Natural Light" an Open Call Deadline

Friday, December 16, 2022
9:00 am6:30 pm
Main Street Gallery
Call to Photographers to submit artwort to the Main Street Gallery

The Positive Impact of the Arts in Ketchikan

  • Impact of the Arts in Ketchikan

    5,700,000 million annually

  • Direct employment by arts sector

    73

  • Volunteers

    1289

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