Curators The NLE Curatorial Lab (NLE Lab), a socially conscious platform for experimentation in curating, is a professional development program for emerging curators and arts professionals interested in direct experience curating in an expanded field. Learn more.
Deadline: July 14, 2017
Poetry The Comstock Review’s Muriel Craft Bailey 2017 Poetry Contest is accepting entries. The judge is Ellen Bass. First Prize: $1,000 (The Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award), Second Prize: $250 Third Prize: $100, Honorable Mentions receive a one-year subscription. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Poetry Poems are currently being accepted for a prize of $10,000 and publication in Rattle. A Reader’s Choice Award of $2,000 is also given to one of ten finalists. Submit up to four poems of any length with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Rattle. All entries are considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Humor Writing The Mark Twain House & Museum’s 2017 Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest is accepting submissions of 7,000 words (or fewer) of any original work of humor writing. (Entries longer than 7,000 words will be disqualified.) Learn more.
Deadline: July 17, 2017
National Parks Residencies File this opportunity under this land is our land and shared heritage! National Parks Residences are available for Artists and Writers. Residencies include national parks such as Gettysburg, Hawai’i volcanoes, Dry Tortugus, Yosemite, Monument Valley, and Shenandoah! Learn more.
Deadline: July 20, 2017
Painters The first prize for The Woven Tale Press’ painting competition is a creative retreat in the Hamptons. Other prizes include cash and publication. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Toy Camera Photographs Entries are currently being accepted for the 2017 Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Nave Gallery, Nave Annex, Washington Street Gallery, juried by Michael Kirchoff. The Somerville Toy Camera Festival seeks entries for its fifth annual celebration of toy and lo-fi photography. Images of any subject matter, made with a “toy” camera – any low-tech camera with no or very limited exposure control, such as pinhole, Holga, Diana/Diana clones, Brownie, Ansco, disposable cameras – are eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2017
Call for Abstract Art The Davis Art Gallery in Worcester is seeking abstract artwork for their next juried exhibit: Nonobjective NOW. Various 2D and 3D media will be selected for the exhibit, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, photography, fiber arts, and more. The gallery will select approximately 35–45 artworks that will appear in the main exhibition space at the gallery from September 22, 2017 through January 5, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. Learn more.
Deadline: August 21, 2017
Crafts Artists Presented by the non-profit Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston is among the premier juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft in the U.S. The twice-annual show features the most outstanding artists of our time, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. The single application for both the 2018 Spring and Holiday shows is now open. Learn more.
Deadline: September 10, 2017
Image credit: Cover photo of Summer in Cape Cod, Life Magazine