Of Note: Artists are invited to respond to the RFQ to bring a King Memorial to the city of Boston. This is an international RFQ open to artists, architects, landscape architects, or teams. Martin Luther King, Jr. expressed explicit hope that his legacy would act as a call to action in his sermon, The Drum Major Instinct, delivered on February 4, 1968. In keeping with his wishes, the non-profit organization MLK Boston, in partnership with the Boston Art Commission and the City of Boston, announces a competition for a permanent installation commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s and Coretta Scott King’s legacy in our city, our nation, and the world. Learn more
Deadline: February 28, 2018 (midnight EST)
Residency for Writers The Millay Colony offers two- and four-week residencies from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Steepletop, the former estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, New York. Each residency, awarded by an anonymous jury process, includes a private room, studio, and meals. For residencies from August through November, using the online application system submit up to 10 poems totaling no more than 15 pages or up to 30 pages of prose, along with a brief bio, a personal statement. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Arts and Technology Prototype Fund The Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology is currently accepting applications for projects from anyone – arts organizations, technologists, designers, researchers and others who are eager to develop ideas to help cultural organizations connect people to the arts. At its core, your project should have a clear, testable hypothesis. Projects should be thoughtful about the use of technology and the intended audience. Learn more.
Deadline: March 6, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EST)
Artist Residency The Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to announce an Open Call for applications for the 2018 – 2019 Residency Year. We will be awarding 3 residency grants for the time period of September 1, 2018 through August 1, 2019. Residencies are for the full 11 months. GAR is a fully funded residency. Artists in residence will receive a studio, an apartment, a monthly stipend of $1,000 per month and a $500 travel stipend to be received upon arrival. Learn more.
Deadline: March 10, 2018 (12am CST)
Of Note: The Mass Cultural Council Institute is a free event focused on unleashing the power of culture in communities throughout the Commonwealth. We invite artists, city and town leaders, cultural and youth organizations, and others interested in the intersection between culture and communities to join us for a day of connection and conversations. See what’s in store for the day. The event takes place Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Register now.
Funding for Traditional Arts Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are a time-honored method by which an individual learns skills, techniques, and artistry under the guidance of a recognized master. Since its founding in 2001, the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program has funded over 100 artists in a vast array of traditions, both old and new to Massachusetts. Applications are now available. Recent apprenticeships funded by Mass Cultural Council’s Folk Arts and Heritage Program include mentorships in Cape Breton step dancing, design and building of wooden ship’s steering wheels, Cambodian traditional ornamentation, wooden boatbuilding and restoration, West African dance, Scottish & Cape Breton fiddling, and Mithila and Warli arts. Learn more.
Deadline: April 12, 2018
Call to Artists Till Wave Gallery in Watertown has announced a call to artist for their exhibition Remix: Appropriations in Art. Two and three dimensional original art accepted. All mediums considered. Artists may submit up to three items for consideration. Submit all works in JPEG format. Please include name, address, phone number, title, price, medium & dimensions of each work along with artist statement to firstname.lastname@example.org, Opening Reception Thursday, May 3, 2018 4 – 7pm. The exhibit will run through June 30, 2018.
Deadline: April 13, 2018
Film/Video The AT&T Film Awards is an open competition seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films from aspiring creators who want their voices heard. We are supporting and rewarding excellence in filmmaking with $60,000 in cash prizes, exposure, and a chance to take home the coveted AT&T Film Awards trophy during the finals at Warner Bros. Studios on June 2, 2018. For the 4th Edition of the competition, we’re placing the spotlight on aspiring and underrepresented storytellers, and creators utilizing innovative filmmaking techniques such as 360 Cinematic Video, films shot on mobile, and CGI/Animated shorts. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Call for Art The Southborough Open Land Foundation invites artists and creative community members to submit proposals of site-specific artwork for the 2018 Art on the Trails outdoor exhibition, Unexpected Gestures. The exhibition, juried by Jean Mineo, former Director of Boston Sculpture Gallery, will be installed in the Beals Preserve, Southborough, Massachusetts from June 13 – September 23, 2018. The open call begins on March 22, 2018 and concludes on April 22, 2018. Learn more.
Deadline: April 22, 2018
Image credit: Black and white photo from the High Museum of Art, shows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King leading freedom marchers in Montgomery, Ala. in 1965, in a photo by Morton Broffman, which is part of one of two exhibits –this one at the High Museum of Art — opening in Atlanta on Saturday,June 7, 2008, focusing on the civil rights movement.(AP Photo/ High Museum of Art, Gift of the Broffman Family,Morton Broffman).