“Art knows no national boundaries…” President John F. Kennedy
Take a listen to a sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C. for television broadcast on behalf of the National Cultural Center. In his speech President Kennedy discusses the universality of artistic expression and its ability to transcend national borders.
Photographers The Griffin Museum of photography, a nonprofit organization that strives to help all photographs, will host their 32nd annual Juried Show for Photographs. They provide cash awards, honorable mentions, exhibitions at their museum and online features. Learn more.
Deadline: March 17, 2017
Call for Dancers, Musicians, Comedians, Storytellers, Poets & Filmmakers Submissions are now being accepted for the Fourth Annual OnStage Arts Marathon. Held this year on May 13, 2017, at the Center for Arts at the Armory, this annual event brings together artists from the Somerville, Cambridge, and Greater Boston area to perform, celebrate, and promote our many talents. Open to artists and performers of all types, we are seeking dancers, improv and stand-up comedians, musicians, spoken word artists, poets, filmmakers, visual artists, and more to perform and exhibit at the event. Preference will be given to Somerville/Cambridge/Boston-based individuals and organizations. This is an 18+ event. Learn more.
Deadline: March 19, 2017 (10pm)
Call for Entries ArtsWorcester is seeking submissions for the Seventeenth ArtsWorcester Biennial. The winner of the 2017 Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best In Show will be awarded a cash prize and a solo-exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: March 19, 2017
Studio Fellowships VisArts in Rockville, MD, invites applications and proposals for a six month Studio Fellowship. The Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. Learn more.
Deadline: March 20, 2017
Call for Entries The Concord Free Public Library Fowler Branch seeks submissions for Wildness & Wonder, an interdisciplinary curiosity cabinet that explores our relationship to the wild. The exhibit will be included in Concord’s celebration of the Bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, and in the library’s annual Concord Reads program centered around his ‘Walking’ essay. Community members, naturalists, and artists submit 5-10 images of natural objects, framed photographs, or artworks to firstname.lastname@example.org. Curated by Jenn Houle. Learn more.
Deadline: March 26, 2017
Call for Artists ArtsWorceter seeks proposals for solo and group exhibitions for our 2017-18 gallery season. As part of this year’s call for exhibits, we seek submissions specific to the Present Tense Prize, awarded to an artist whose work exemplifies new practices, artistic risk-taking, and excellence in execution. The Present Tense Prize winner receives an award of $1,000 and a solo exhibit on one floor of the Aurora Gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: March 29, 2017
Call to Artists Artists of all disciplines are invited to apply for DownStreet Art 2017. Celebrating its tenth season, Downstreet Art will bring 10 public, participatory projects to downtown North Adams in 2017. These include three dynamic, paid opportunities for artists and designers to develop their work in an art-friendly community. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Grant for Painters Over 45 The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant is awarded annually to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need. The mission of this grant is to promote public awareness of and a commitment to American art, and to encourage interest in artists who lack adequate recognition. Learn more.
Deadline: April 3, 2017
Call for Exhibition Proposals The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library are pleased to present bi-monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in the Jamaica Plain Branch Library’s new public exhibiting space. The Selection Committee will meet each year to select shows for the following year. Applications are now being accepted for exhibits for the May-December 2017 time period. The gallery space will be managed by our collaborative partner, Uforge. Please direct all inquiries or questions to: email@example.com. Learn more.
Deadline: April 7, 2017 (5 PM)
Call for Puppeteers The Somerville Arts Council (SAC) seeks to support and present local puppet companies in the area. SAC seeks touring puppeteers and puppet companies for a curated indoor or outdoor performance series of puppetry works for PuppetPalooza 2017. It will take place on the streets, parking lots, municipal parks, and other spaces located in east Somerville. They are open to various models– series of short vignettes or an evening of longer performances. Learn more.
Deadline: April 7, 2017
Visual Artist Grants The Harpo Foundation is currently accepting entries for their grants for visual artists. The award provides direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older. Awards are made of up to $10,000. Learn more.
Deadline: April 21, 2017
Solo Exhibition Call Applications are currently being accepted for the CUE Art Foundation Solo Exhibition’s Open Call. The Solo Exhibition Open Call provides emerging and under-recognized artists the necessary time and resources to present an exhibition at CUE in 2018. The selected artists will receive valuable mentor support from one established curator on the selection panel including a studio visit and installation guidance in preparation for the exhibition, in addition to a $5,000 honorarium, and an accompanying exhibition catalogue with an essay written by a participant in CUE’s Art Critic Mentoring Program. Learn more.
Deadline: May 12, 2017
Call to Artists The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest 2017, September 10 – October 23, 2017. The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is “The State of Hope” guest curated by artist Whitney Ramage. Artists and artist teams are invited to submit proposals for sculpture, installation, video or performance to be exhibited on our historic grounds in West Rutland, Vermont. Learn more.
Deadline: June 23, 2017
Call to Artists The Augusta Savage Gallery at UMass Amherst is currently accepting artist submissions of work that considers Home as the subject of their creations. A story must accompany the artwork. Tell that story, whether fictional or true, in 100 words or less. They request that artists only submit new work created specifically for this exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2017
Image: Elaine De Kooning in her studio working on drawings and paintings of President John F. Kennedy.