Of Note: The UMass Arts Extension Service is offering for free workshops on the Introduction to the Public Art Process. Open to artists of all mediums interested in creating public art projects, participants will receive a broad overview of the unique issues, skills needed, and steps required to create a competitive public art project application at the local and national level. This workshop will include an interactive exercise, information sheets, artist meet-and-greet, and Q & A. Learn more.
Call to Artists Gallery1581 is currently accepting entries for the juried exhibit, Picture Social Justice and Human Rights. They invite artists, at any age, emerging and established, to submit artwork to the exhibition. Their goal with this show is to promote and contribute to a collective vision of social justice and human rights expressed in visual art. Learn more.
Deadline: February 10, 2017
Two Calls from Somerville Arts Council Somerville Arts Council has issued two calls to artists and presenters: The How To Fix The World Festival, a mini world’s fair about how to save the world, in June; and The Tiny Great Outdoors Festival, a celebration of urban wildlife and spring at Quincy Street Open Space, Somerville’s tiniest “urban wild,” in April. Learn more.
Deadline: February 19, 2017
Call for Artists Entries are currently being accepted for the 32nd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Prizes valued at more than $70,000 include an exhibition in New York City, online/print promotion and cash prizes. Learn more.
Deadline: February 21, 2017
Screenwriters The Writers Lab, produced by IRIS and New York Women in Film & Television and funded by Meryl Streep, in collaboration with the Writers Guild of America, East, is currently accepting submissions. The Lab, now in its third year, welcomes screenplays by women over 40 (birth date on or before 3/30/77). Learn more.
Deadline: March 30, 2017
Outdoor Sculpture and Installations Art In the Orchard (AIO) is seeking sculptures and installations for its fourth biennial outdoor exhibit in Easthampton, Massachusetts. This biennial is expected to draw 25,000 visitors from August 13th to November 26th and will feature approximately 30 works. Selected artists will receive a $500 honorarium (totaling $15,000). Art In the Orchard 2017 is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as private donations. The first edition of AIO was awarded the prestigious Gold Star Award for exemplary community arts project by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Image credit: Rarely seen footage of Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking to students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, where he delivered his speech “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” from Beacon Press.