OCCCA is one of the longest running co-op galleries in the USA
Accepted members will participate in great shows with lively opening nights in a historic building under the auspices of a non-profit arts organization dedicated to excellence in contemporary art since l980.
OCCCA can only accept applications from accomplished artists with a desire to participate in a historic long-range vision of Orange County’s future impact as a world-class art hotspot.
Prospective candidates must have an interest in shaping contemporary culture. Prospective candidates must have exciting work to show, and the time and energy to participate in a dynamic, multi-faceted organization of dedicated artists who expect a high degree of camaraderie and commitment.
Contemporary artists working in painting, sculpture, installation art, photography, film, video, new media, performance art and experimental new genres are welcome to apply.
OCCCA thrives in the spirit of voluntarism. OCCCA directors receive no salary. This is a pure grassroots organization that works on the passion and creativity of its members, who are artists themselves. Therefore by being a member you are an active participate in its vision and future. We are not beholden to anyone but our standards and community.
What we are able to provide on a shoestring budget, rivials organizations with six-seven figure budgets.
Submission Process to Join OCCCA
Subject line: New membership submission [your name, date]
Artist Membership Basic Duties:
Sustaining Members are not required to, but are welcome to:
Sustaining Members cannot:
The OCCCA Internship Program provides real world work and learning experiences for college students in related fields of study, such as arts administration, art education, exhibition design, marketing, hospitality, communications, museum studies, event planning, and graphic design.
Working under the supervision of the Directors, interns will assist with the weekly tasks that culminate in the gallery's exhibitions, programs and special events. The Gallery offers the chance for students to build their resumes and receive letters of recommendation at the completion of a successful Internship program.
Internship Areas Of Concentration
Internships are offered in the fall, spring, and summer to coincide with the academic year. Positions are awarded based on the candidate's skills, abilities, interests, and perceived dedication to the program.
Interns earn college credit and practicum experience (as arranged by the intern with the appropriate college advisor).
Required commitment: 10-15 hours/month minimum
Eligibility: college juniors, seniors, and graduate students
All Levels and benefits are on a one year term basis,
Thank you for your support!
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