Melodious Artist Opportunities

Practice makes perfect!

Publishing Opportunity for Writers Over 60 Grub Street, Inc. and Mayor Menino’s Memoir Project class is coming to Boston’s Back Bay and Fenway area. The Memoir Project aims to capture the stories of Boston’s over-60 residents by teaching the basics of memoir writing. Learning these skills will give participants a practical and meaningful way to turn memories into coherent narratives with lasting value. An essay from each participant will be published in a collected volume. The free class will run March 28 – May 23 on Thursdays from 10am – 1pm with lunch provided. No writing experience necessary, just life experience! Must be a resident of Back Bay or Fenway. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Greg Josselyn by email or phone (617-635-4250). Learn more.

Sculpture The Acton Boxborough Cultural Council (ABCC) seeks submissions of a sculpture to purchase for permanent placement at the Nathaniel Allen Recreation Area (NARA), 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton, Massachusetts. Learn more.

Call for Artists Application materials are now available for the 26th Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, which will be held September 7 and 8, 2013, on the historic grounds of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Maine. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2013 (received)

New England Native Artists Grants up to $3,000 each to Native artists residing in the 6 New England states for projects that focus on art making and the involvement of and benefit to New England communities. Projects may address preservation of arts and cultural traditions, contemporary native arts and/or training and technical assistance. Open to Native artists demonstrating knowledge and experience in their art form and Native organizations committed to preserving and encouraging art and art making in their communities. Learn more.
Deadline: March 18, 2013

Film and Video Entries are now being accepted for the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, the longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States, encompassing a broad spectrum of work, from indigenous community media to experimental nonfiction.  Submissions must be in English or have English subtitles or voice over narration. Learn more.
Deadline:  May 15, 2013

Call for Art The Fitchburg Art Museum is now accepting entries for their 78th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft. This year’s juror is Nina Gara Bozicnik. Learn more.
Deadline: May 20, 2013

Sculpture  Artists can submit large-scale site-specific proposals or existing sculptures for the Art in the Park, Worcester 2013, the first biennial and fifth-year celebration of large-scale sculptures, artists, friends, families, and community in historic Elm Park, Worcester, MA. Learn more.
Deadline: April 28, 2013

Image credit: The Cat’s Concert by Coryn Boel after David Teniers the Younger, Flemish, 1620 – 1688, engraving and etching on laid paper. In the collection of the National Gallery of Art.

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