Public Art Arise from the dark all you spooky, funky, goth-loving artists who own nothing in pastel shades. The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston is now accepting proposals from artists, artisans and/or designers to develop public artwork(s) celebrating Poe and his creative work. The site is Edgar Allan Poe Square in Boston and is a roughly triangular brick paved plaza of 1,700 square feet. Up to three artist/designer teams will be paid an honorarium of $1,000 to develop and present site-specific proposals. Learn more. Contact: Jean Mineo at 508-242-9991.
Deadline: August 15, 2011
Call to Artists Paul McCartney (yes that Paul), the devout veggie crusading, left-handed guitar playing (actually probably every instrument you can think of playing) ex-Beatle has issued an open call for designers, graphic designers, and illustrators to send in artworks inspired by his albums McCartney and McCartney II, with the winning work to be chosen by Sir Paul himself and exhibited at London’s Idea Generation gallery. Learn more. ArtSake Disclaimer- I saw Beatle Paul twice in concert many years ago and found myself weeping just before he took to the stage not unlike those schoolchildren back in the day. What is it with those four lads from Liverpool anyway?
Deadline: August 16, 2011
Site-Specific Conceptual Work Locust Projects’ in Miami, FL is currently reviewing proposals for individual artist exhibitions, collaborative projects, and curated exhibitions. Locust Projects is an alternative, not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations that have a solid conceptual basis. Boys in bikinis and girls on surfboards optional.
Craft Artists Applications are now being accepted to the CRAFT USA National Craft Triennial. This year’s juror is Holly Hotchner, Director of the Museum of Arts & Design (the museum with the great acronym) in New York. Eligibility: U.S. artists 18+; basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood Learn more. Contact Jeffrey Mueller at 203-966-9700.
Deadline: August 26, 2011
Choreographers Gotta Dance? The Dance Complex’s Shared Choreographers’ Concert program is now accepting proposals. The proposal must briefly include a description of your dance style, length, number of dancers and main concept of your piece, and your contact info. Email proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Deadline: September 14, 2011
Free Fun Fridays Sponsored by Highland Street Foundation, Massachusetts residents and tourists are invited to visit designated cultural attractions for free every Friday in July and August. No registration or tickets required.