Job Opportunity: Visual Arts Research Associate, Deadline August 13

  • Post category:For Artists

Deadline to submit Proposal: On or before 1:00pm on August 13, 2021



The Oregon Arts Commission seeks a Visual Arts Research Associate to update content for the Visual Arts Ecology Project website, review the website’s functionality for internal and external users, and make recommendations to improve the website’s functionality and increase visitors to the website.


About the Visual Arts Ecology Project:

The Visual Arts Ecology Project is a website that explores the depth and breadth of the visual arts in Oregon. The Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation launched the project to create an accessible, permanent, virtual collection documenting Oregon’s visual arts landscape. The virtual content evidences the interconnected realms of artist, institution, patron, curator, arts writer and more—the state’s “visual arts ecology.” The historic and contemporary content is sourced from the archives of visual arts organizations across Oregon as well as the Arts Commission. The intent is for the site to continue to gather, receive and also commission new content, to create an informal (never encyclopedic) place where the work of the field – artists, presenting institutions, funders, and collectors – may be celebrated and promoted.



September 2021 – February 2022



Not to exceed $11,000


Direct any/all questions and inquiries to:

Devon Thorson, Contracts Officer:, 971-600-4484.


Click here to download the full Request for Proposals.