Of Note: Nuestra Comunidad Community Development Corporation in Roxbury will be hosting a series of focus groups June 25-June 30, 2018. The organization is seeking Roxbury and Boston-based artists of all types to lend their vision to Oasis@Bartlett, a park and three-season performing space at the old Bartlett Station in Fort Hill, Roxbury. Artists interested in participating should reserve their seats by June 21, 2018. Learn more and find a schedule of focus groups.
Of Note: Massachusetts poets under 35 years of age can sign up to take part in Mass Poetry’s bi-monthly U35 Reading Series. Learn more.
Film Festival Submissions Sacramento Film and Music Festival is seeking submissions in: Narrative Feature; Documentary Feature; Narrative Short; Documentary Short; Music Video; Student Film; and Animation. The festival features a number of awards and will take place Fall 2018. Learn more.
Deadlines: June 8, 2018 (Regular); June 22, 2018 (Late); July 13, 2018 (Extended)
Boston Area Artists of Color The deadline for applying to the CreateWell Fund has been extended until June 10. The fund invests in artists of color in the greater Boston community who demonstrate financial need. The program provides project- and goal-based fiscal support to two to four individuals who accomplish both of the following: creating a new original art project honoring one’s authentic artistry achieving a realistic wellness goal tending to a critical aspect of one’s well-being.They will award two to four artists $2,000 up to $6,000, for projects lasting up to one-year in duration. Learn more.
Extended Deadline: June 10, 2018
Nonfiction Fellowship The Carey Institute for Global Good is accepting applications for the Logan Nonfiction Fellowship, supporting longform nonfiction about the most pressing issues of the day. No such program in the United States supports only nonfiction reporters and writers working on such important social, political, health, environmental, human rights and justice topics. Residencies ranging from four weeks to three months take place January through May or October through December. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2018 (for Fall residency)
New England Artists New England artists are encouraged to submit entries for Everything Happens So Much at Kelley Stelling Contemporary Gallery in Manchester, NH. The exhibition is a curated selection of contemporary artists’ reflections on living in the Age of Everything: social-media overload, the 24/7 news cycle, etc. Kurt Sundstrom, PhD, Curator at the Currier Museum of Art, is guest juror. All media accepted; two images per artist; work must be priced under $1,000. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2018
Studio Space for Artist-Parents Gallery Affero in Newark, New Jersey is offering a free studio space with $1,000 stipend to artists who are parents. The call is open to US artists and collectives who are working in any media. The opportunity is supported by funding from Sustainable Arts Foundation. Learn more.
Deadline: June 23, 2018
Female Filmmakers The Chicken and Egg Accelerator Lab is focused on identifying and supporting women nonfiction directors working on their first or second feature-length documentary, with a special focus on underrepresented voices. The year-long program includes $35,000 in grant funding for film production, mentorship, creative retreats and professional development, industry meetings and funder connections, and peer support. Learn more.
Deadline: June 25, 2018
Playwrights The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2019 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series’ current judge, Ayad Akhtar. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater. No entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2018
Image: Sarah Meyers Brent, BEAUTIFUL MESS III (2018), mixed media, fabric, dead plants, 108w X 85h X 65d in, now exhibiting at Kelley Stelling Contemporary in Manchester, NH. The gallery has a call for entries from New England artists this month.