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Displaced Artists Fund The Vermont Studio Center’s Displaced Artists Fund exists to assist visual artists and writers displaced due to natural disasters, climate change, or political turmoil or threat by providing residencies in a safe and supportive community of creative peers. By providing a creative community of refuge in Vermont, these residencies restore normalcy to studio practice, ease the isolation that often accompanies displacement, and extend VSC’s founding spirit of “artists supporting artists” to those most in need. Artists and writers from anywhere in the world who have been directly affected by natural disaster may apply for Displaced Artist Fund residencies. These residencies are 4- to 6-weeks in duration. Learn more.

Call for Entries Interdisciplinary artist Merli V. Guerra is currently working on a new art installation that will debut in April at the We Create Festival in Boston, MA. Guerra is looking to incorporate stories from those with Alzheimer’s into the work, as a way of preserving memories before they’re erased. If you know of someone Guerra can interview—or would like to submit stories yourself—please contact her by March 15, 2017, at merli.v.guerra@gmail.com.

Boston Artists 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. Applications will not be available in April or October, when other BCC grant opportunities are due. Applicants may request up to $1,000 in funding. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Call to Artists in MFA Programs The Helen Day Art Center is currently accepting entries for their forth biennial, Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts exhibition, featuring current MFA candidates in New England, New York and Quebec. Learn more.
Deadline: March 19, 2017 (midnight EST)

Call for Poetry The City of Boston has issued a call for poetry as part of the Mayor’s Poetry Program. Selected poems will be printed and publicly displayed on the walls of Boston City Hall for 12 months. Boston Poet Laureate and MCC Fellow Danielle Legros George will jury. Learn more.
Deadline: March 20, 2017

Female Screenwriters Lab The Writer’s 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. They welcome screenplays by women over 40 (birth date on or before 3/30/77). They seek a broad selection of screenplays across all genres of fiction. Scripts by more than one writer will be considered, but all writers must be female, and only one writer can attend the Lab. Learn more.
Deadline: March 23, 2017

Call for Entries The Scituate Arts Association has announced a call for art. All works on paper or canvas must be properly framed and wired for hanging (no clip-on frames or saw tooth hooks). Sculpture or other 3D works must have a suitable display. Due to space limitations the SAA reserves the right to refuse oversize works (over 40″) or works whose subject is deemed non-PG. Learn more.
Deadline: Drop-off hand delivered work to the SAA’s Ellis House, 709 Country Way, Scituate, on Thursday, March 30, 5-7 pm or Saturday, April 1, 11 am-2 pm.

Artist Residency The John Michael Kohler Art Center’s Arts/Industry program is currently accepting applications. Each year up to 16 artists are selected for residencies in the Pottery and/or Foundry areas of the factory through a competitive jury process. No experience with clay or cast metal is required, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas. Residencies run from two to six months in length. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Call to Artists #RESIST is a call that seeks work of all mediums that speaks to the current political climate in the United States and elsewhere. Curated by Susan Berstler and Greg Cook. Exhibition will be at  Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA from April 27-May 27, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Call For Artists Paradise City Arts Festivals presents New England’s leading shows of fine handmade craft, painting and sculpture. Paradise City’s events will occur in in Northampton, MA and Marlborough, MA,  in beautiful indoor settings, with outdoor space available for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists are encouraged. For 23 years Paradise City has been known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists. Learn more.
Deadline: April 3, 2017

CraftBoston Mentorship Program Their Mentor Program prepares emerging artists for presentation in premier craft shows through their participation in CraftBoston Holiday. Mentors and mentees attend a series of meetings to discuss topics such as booth design, marketing, pricing and selling of work, legal and insurance issues, show operations, and portfolio development. Learn more.
Deadline: April 7, 2017

Craft Artists The Brookline Arts Center invites New England-based artists to submit work for their Contemporary Craft exhibit (June 16-July 21, 2017), juried by Lindsay Mis, CraftBoston Director for the Society of Arts and Crafts. Artists are invited to submit work representing contemporary craft. Since the 1800s, New England has long been at the center of American craft from silversmithing to woodwork to textiles. In recent years, the craft movement has defied boundaries and gained recognition as an art form in its own right. Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores what defines today’s studio craft and how it navigates between function and fine art. All media welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: April 21, 2017

Call to Artists ArtScape in West Concord, MA, is preparing for an exciting Spring 2017 show, Wings Beaks Feathers: A Spring Fling. All media accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: April 22, 2017

Call to LGBTQIA Artists The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance’s Summer 2017 Exhibition will be an exploration and celebration of the cultural value and significance of the arts in light of the current political climate. Harking back to the “NEA Four” and the conservative establishment’s attack on arts funding in the 80s/90s, the imminent future promises to be a historical moment in which the arts are again directly challenged. History repeats itself. This exhibition serves as a platform for LGBTQIA artists to engage with this moment in their own unique and distinctive voices. Work can range from revolutionary to visionary, from angry to celebratory, from local to global. How do we make art when there are urgent political crises taking place around us? What makes art important and vital, to ourselves and to others? How do we respond when threatened? Overall, the show will function as part of a larger collective conversation about the necessity of the arts in society. Work will be accepted in any medium, including performance. BLAA is a Boston based LGBTQIA group committed to providing support, resources, and community to artists. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30th, 2017 (midnight)

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