Writing Fellowship for New Parents Pen Parentis is offering Writing Fellowship for New Parents. A prize of $1,000 and publication in Brain, Child is given annually to a fiction writer who is the parent of a child under the age of 10. The winner also receives an invitation to give a reading in New York City. Submit a story of up to 800 words with a $15 entry fee ($20 for two stories) between March 1 and April 17. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2017
Youth Art Addressing Climate Change Amplifier, in collaboration with Earth Guardians, is holding an open call for youth art to celebrate heroes working to address climate change. One youth artist will be selected to receive a $1,000 education scholarship and have their art printed and distributed at the People’s Climate March. Fifty youth submissions will be selected for a group art exhibition at the Amplifier Foundation Gallery in the fall of 2017, and be made available as high resolution downloads on the Amplifier Foundation website. Learn more.
Deadline: April 18, 2017 (11:00 pm PST)
Boston Opportunity Fund Grants will be made to individual artists for specific needs, such as materials, professional development costs, conference fees, and stipends for teaching artists. Applications are available on a monthly basis 10 months out of the year. Applicants may request up to $1,000 in funding. Up to $10,000 will be granted per month. Learn more.
Deadline: April 18 , 2017
Of Note: Lanoue Gallery is presenting, in collaboration with the office of U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton in Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District and Harvard University’s Middle East Initiative, the solo exhibition, Homeland inSecurity, featuring work by Mohamad Hafez. The artwork featured in Homeland inSecurity came out of Hafez’s pained response to seeing media coverage of his homeland obliterated by a war that has turned more than 11 million Syrians into refugees. The gallery will host a reception and artist’s talk, Thursday, April 13th from 5 to 8 pm. Congressman Moulton will deliver an introduction and remarks beginning at 5:45 pm. The show will run through Sunday April 30, 2017
Call for Curators The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to announce its seventh annual Emerging Curator Open Call. The Emerging Curator Program offers an opportunity for an individual to organize a conceptually cohesive group show at the NARS Foundation Gallery. The aim of the program is to encourage new dialogue and to create a platform for emerging curators and artists to experiment and exchange ideas. No prior curatorial experience is necessary. Curatorial collectives and two-person collaborations are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Call for Art Entries are currently being accepted for Art on the Trails: Finding Solace in the Woods, Beals Preserve, Southborough. Exhibition dates: June 3-September 24, 2017. Juried by Mary Tinti, Southborough resident and former curator at Fitchburg Art Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Artists and Writers Residencies Ox-Bow 2017 Fall Residency Program is currently accepting applications for two, three, and five week (September 3rd – October 7th) residencies in Saugatuck, Michigan. Accepted residents are fully funded. Artists can apply for additional stipends within the application. Ox-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program offers artists and writers the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. The residency is open to all visual art disciplines and writers. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017 (Midnight, CST)
Alternative Free Rehearsal Space Project Mass Eye and Ear is inviting artists and art groups to apply for free rehearsal space at the Starr Center at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. The selected artists or group will enter into an agreement with Massachusetts Eye and Ear for a year of free rehearsal space. The Alternative Space Pilot Program is a partnership between the City of Boston and local businesses and institutions. The goal is to help make underused private spaces available to artists. The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture helps match art groups and artists to available spaces on a regular basis. Commitments to a space are for at least one year. Learn more.
Deadline: May 5, 2017 (5 p.m.)
Art & Nature Field Study Tropical Field Studies of Art+Nature in Puerto Rico is a hands-on, immersive, and project-based program that integrates biology and art in the field, at various environments in Puerto Rico. The focus of the program is to learn about Puerto Rico’s diverse wildlife through artmaking and field biology. We travel to rainforests, dry forests, beach, coastal, coral reef, mangrove, and mountain environments. The program involves multiple site-specific projects that integrate creativity, art and biology. Learn more.
Dates: May 17-22, 2017
Call for Artists The city of Worcester has announced a call to artists to create Bike Rack, Bench, and Trash Receptacle Designs in conjunction with the construction of the Blackstone Gateway Park. Learn more.
Deadline: May 26, 2017 (delivered)
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