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Administrative Assistant


Starting Pay $20 Hourly

!0-20 Hrs Per Week


New Orleans-based artist, social entrepreneur, and organizer, Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa, is currently seeking an administrative assistant. The selected individual will play a vital role in providing efficient administrative and personal support on a daily basis. FreeQuency is a dedicated community organizer, focusing on social justice matters such as racial justice, LGBTQIA rights, reproductive justice, and youth development.

The personal assistant will closely collaborate with Katwiwa on various professional tasks and ensure effective external communication across multiple platforms. The candidate must possess exceptional technological skills and a discerning eye for visual aesthetics. Initially, this position will require a commitment of approximately 10-20 hours per week, with the potential to transition into a full-time role.

Learn more about Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa


  • Serve as the intermediary between the artist and both internal and external clients, ensuring effective communication and coordination.

  • Capture and produce footage for websites and social media platforms as required.

  • Arrange travel logistics and accommodations when necessary.

  • Screen and direct incoming social media direct messages, emails, texts, and phone calls, and distribute relevant correspondence accordingly.

  • Update and publish website edits and updates.

  • Assist in creating and scheduling social media posts, utilizing tools such as Canva.

  • Handle email inquiries, bookings, and other important correspondence, ensuring timely and appropriate responses.

  • Maintain a comprehensive archive of past events and agreements.

  • Manage and organize meetings and appointments, ensuring efficient scheduling and coordination.

  • Generate and send invoices, as well as collect payments.

  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks as assigned.



  • The ideal candidate should possess the following qualities:

  • Demonstrates self-motivation and autonomy, minimizing the need for continuous supervision.

  • Exhibits the ability to accept constructive criticism and promptly adapt accordingly.

  • Displays exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Exhibits outstanding organizational and time management abilities.

  • Possesses knowledge of office management systems and procedures, including proficiency in Asana.

  • Demonstrates the capability to independently prioritize daily tasks and responsibilities.

  • Adapts flexibly to changing employer needs and industry demands.

  • Maintains discretion and confidentiality, willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

  •  Proficiently utilizes Google Suite applications such as Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.

  •  Skilled in using various social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Youtube, and Twitter.



$3,500 Artist Grants | The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize offers two awards of $3,500 and four of $1,000. Submissions will be juried by Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Rachel Winter, Assistant Curator of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. Thirty artists will be selected for a shortlist. This is an international open call, and all visual media is eligible.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on November 14, 2023.

On::View Artist Residency
Located in the heart of Savannah’s Starland District, this one-month residency provides a free, high-visibility studio for an artist to complete a new or existing project or to research conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The program is open to artists from around the world working in any medium and includes an exhibition opportunity.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on December 1, 2023.

2024 NOT REAL ART Grant for Artists
Six visual artists based in the U.S. and working in any 2D or 3D medium will win a no-strings-attached cash award of $2,000, plus PR and marketing support. There’s no application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PT on January 1, 2024.


Open Calls

Beam Center New Hampshire Open Call (International)
The center seeks proposals for public artworks that will be realized by a community of more than 100 young people at Beam Camp in Strafford, NH. Artists receive a $5,000 award and a $15,000 fabrication budget.
Deadline: 12:00 a.m. ET on December 11, 2023.

The 10th International Landscape Photographer of the Year (International)
This contest awards winners $10,000 in cash prizes, inclusion in a photo book, and NiSi filter outfits and tripods. Submission fee is $25 with a fifth free entry until November 8.
Deadline: November 15, 2023.

Third Annual Festival Dei Lumi Open Call (International)
Video artists working on pieces that explore the intersection of art, nature, and ecological thinking are encouraged to submit to this annual festival. There is a €10 submission fee.
Deadline: November 22, 2023. 

Arte Laguna Prize  (International)
The 18th annual Arte Laguna Prize is open to artists working across disciplines who want to exhibit their work in Venice. There is a €149 application fee.
Deadline: November 22, 2023.

Locust Projects Project Room Open Call  (International)
Artists are invited to submit proposals for installations that haven’t been previously exhibited to be shown at the new Locust space in Miami. Successful applicants will receive a $5,000 project budget, a $3,100 artist fee, and aid for travel and accommodations.
Deadline: November 30, 2023.

BLINK Cincinnati Call for Artists  (International)
BLINK, Illuminated by ArtsWave, is calling for artists working in light-based experiential installation, murals, projection mapping, digital art, or animation to submit proposals. BLINK plans to commission 12 to 15 new murals, 30 to 40 temporary lighted installations, and 30 to 35 projection/digital animation installations.
Deadline: December 15, 2023.

Prisma Art Prize (International)
Open to emerging painters and artists, this quarterly competition awards €2,000 in cash and €3,000 in services annually, plus exhibition opportunities. There is a €29 submission fee.
Deadline: January 11, 2024.

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2025 (United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
This portrait competition is open to all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, textiles, video, performance art, and digital or time-based art. One winner will receive $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Other prizes range from $1,000 to $10,000, and all finalists will be included in an exhibition. There is a $50 entry fee.
Deadline: Midnight MT on January 26, 2024.

Sony Future Filmmaker Awards (International)
The Sony Future Filmmaker Awards elevates voices that bring a fresh perspective to storytelling. The shortlisted filmmakers are flown to Los Angeles for an exclusive four-day event to gain unparalleled insight into all aspects of the filmmaking process to advance their careers.
Deadline: February 15, 2024.



California Documentary Project Grants (California)
This grant supports documentary film, audio, and digital media projects about California. Funding is available for research and development (up to $15,000), production (up to $50,000), and in DP NextGen Grants (up to $15,000).
Deadline: November 1, 2023.

National Sculpture Society Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant (U.S.)
This annual $5,000 prize is awarded to one sculptor working in the round and in bas-relief who has been inspired by nature.
Deadline: November 6, 2023.

Rathaus Film Grant (Detroit)
This $10,000 grant supports the development, production, or installation of a film or video art project. Artists should plan to complete the proposed project within one year of receiving the award.
Deadline: 12 p.m. ET on November 10, 2023.

Eugenie Designer Grant (Detroit)
This $10,000 grant supports Detroit-based fashion designers prioritizing sustainable practices. Applications should include a proposed project to be completed within one year of receiving the award.
Deadline: November 10, 2023.

The David Prize (New York)
Five New Yorkers will receive $200,000 awards for projects that help their home city. Projects can vary in topic and field and include art and culture, workforce and economic development, civic engagement, environment and sustainability, immigrant rights, food and nutrition, and more.
Deadline: November 13, 2023.

Women’s Studio Workshop Grants  (U.S.)
Women’s Studio Workshop has several funding opportunities open to artists working in bookmaking, printmaking, and other paper-based mediums.
Deadline: November 15, 2023.

Nordic PhotoBook Award  (Norway)
Photographers with a cohesive body of work interested in publishing a book are invited to apply for this Kr 200,000 award to support the production, distribution, and promotion of the work.
Deadline: January 1, 2024.

The Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant  (International)
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program provides one-time interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Awardees typically receive $5,000, up to $15,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund (Ukraine)
Adobe’s Creative Residency Community Fund commissions visual artists to create company projects on a rolling basis. Awardees will receive between $500 and $5,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (International)
The foundation welcomes applications from actively exhibiting visual artists who are painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. Grants are intended for one year and range up to $50,000. The individual circumstances of the artist determine the size of the grant, and professional exhibition history is taken into consideration.
Deadline: Rolling.


Residencies, Fellowships, & More

A.I.R. Fellowship Program (New York)
Six underrepresented and emerging women and non-binary artists will be awarded a year-long fellowship to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R. Gallery. Selected applicants receive a stipend, access to gallery space, and support.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on November 1, 2023.

Squeaky Wheel Workspace Residency (U.S.)
This residency supports filmmakers, writers, critics, curators, artists, and other practitioners working in media arts. Residents receive a $1,200 stipend, $400 in travel, accommodations, studio space, and an optional $900 financial assistance for disability or childcare.
Deadline: November 3, 2023.

MASS MoCA’s Artist Residency Program (International)
Applications are open for MASS MoCA’s residencies for artists, writers, and performers in the second half of 2024. Fully funded scholarships are available, and residents receive studio space and housing.
Deadline: 11 p.m. on November 8, 2023.

Artspace Pathways: A Native Space Initiative (Select U.S. states)
This program supports Native American arts and cultural organizations through a one-year virtual cohort. The goal is to assist organizations in professional development and finding physical spaces to work.
Deadline: November 10, 2023.

The Goethe-Institut Boston Studio 170 Residencies (New England)
This two-week residency program is open to projects of all types, including installations/exhibitions, performances/actions, artist talks, panel discussions, author readings, film screenings, digital projects, and more. Successful applicants are given access to several indoor and outdoor spaces, along with a $1,000 stipend and a $1,000 project budget.
Deadline: November 17, 2023.

Quinn Emanuel London Artist in Residence (London)
Emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines are eligible for this residency from January to May 2024. One chosen applicant will receive a £12,000 stipend, £1,000 material budget, and studio space.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. GMT on November 19, 2023.

SmackMellon Artist Studio Program (New York City)
Six emerging or early career artists working in all visual arts mediums will be awarded private studio space.
Deadline: November 20, 2023.

2024 Bernheim Artist in Residence (International)
This program focuses on multi-disciplinary explorations of our relationship with nature. Two residencies are available: the regional program for local artists and another for artists working with the climate crisis. Both offer a $2,500 stipend, living and studio spaces, and research opportunities.
Deadline: Midnight ET on November 27, 2023.

Foundation House Artist Residency Program (International)
Six residents receive a $500 stipend, a private bedroom and bathroom, meals, and studio space. The residency will run from January 26 to February 4, 2024.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on December 3, 2023.

Arts/Industry at John Michael Kohler Arts Center (International)
Open to all disciplines, this program selects twelve artists each year for three-month pottery and foundry residencies. No experience with clay or cast metal is required, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas. Residents receive a $160 weekly stipend, studio space, housing, transportation, industrial materials, equipment, and more.
Deadline: February 1, 2024.

Hunter Moon Homestead Artist Residency (International)
Artists and arts educators working across disciplines are invited to apply to this program in Palouse. Residents receive one- to three-week stays, with lodging and studio space included.
Deadline: Rolling.

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