Artist Opportunities Scale the Heights

Writers, Visual Artists American Therapy Booth, a Civic Engagement Art Installation in Boston, September 2017, is seeking writers and visual artists. Writers and quick-form visual artists who speak Spanish, Chinese, French, Portuguese, or Arabic to act as paid facilitators and creators during the installation of American Therapy Booth in September 2017. Brazilian, Chinese, Congolese, Iraqi, and Somali community organizations who would like to partner with American Therapy Booth to make visible and heard their stories of living in America. American Therapy Booth (ATB) is a civic engagement art installation promoting “active receptivity” listening through sharing/listening booths. Its mission is to deepen the empathy and understanding between people of different beliefs, values, backgrounds, and cultures and to foster creative expression as both a process and product of empathetic community building. Seeking bilingual artist/facilitators with a background in empathetic/non-violent communication and an artistic medium of creative writing, poetry, or quick-form visual art. Artists will support participants in questioning, listening, and creatively interpreting the sharings of others into written or visual pieces. They will also create written or visual art based on participants sharing their experiences living in America. These are paid positions for 6-15 hours
per week for 3-4 weeks. Learn more.

Poets The Rosebud, Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize, is currently accepting entries. A prize of $1,000 and publication in Rosebud is given biennially for a poem by a poet under the age of 40. Peter Thabit Jones, Molly Peacock, and John Smelcer will judge. Submit up to three poems of any length.  All entries are considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Fiction Writers Entries are currently being accepted to the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. Now in its 17th year, the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is one of the most renowned fiction contests in the world. Featuring prominent guest judges and offering $2500 across five prizes, the contest delivers exciting new fiction from writers all over the world. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2017

Call to Artists Artists and Art Students working within all aspects of Evolutionary Biology- be it bird or biomimicry- Darwin or DNA- are welcome to enter the Art Science Exhibits Berlin 2017. There are no age or border restrictions. Apply within any art discipline. Curatorial team is Aric Mannion, mp Warming, and Matt Burnett. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2017

Arts Writers Grant Program Applications are now being accepted for the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant which supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art. The program issues awards directly to individual authors for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing projects. It supports a broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. Learn more.
Deadline: May 17, 2017

Call to Artists Post Office Gallery on Cape Cod in North Truro, MA invites visual artists to participate in their 6th Annual Open Call Juried Exhibit. Selections will be based on artistic and creative quality, interpretation of the theme and space allotment. There is no fee to enter. Retail price assumes a typical 50% gallery commission. All medium will be considered, including sculpture. You may submit up to three high resolution jpeg images (named with its title) of your work in any medium along with any questions to: Please include your name, and the title, size, medium and support of each piece and any questions in the body of your e-mail. in your submission. Exhibit dates: June 4 – 25, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: May 19, 2017

Workshop Residency Seminar: Denniston Hill in Woodridge, New York, is currently accepting applications from emerging performance-based artists. The workshop-residency includes shared rooms, one home-cooked meal per day, breakfast and lunch supplies, and a modest stipend for materials or travel. There is no fee to apply for or participate in the project. Housing, food and a small stipend are provided. Learn more.
Deadline: May 19, 2017

Artist-in-Residence Applications are currently being accepted for a nine-month residency at The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA. Free studio and housing provided. The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA is proud to continue its Artist-in-Residence program for 2017-2018. The program provides space and support for an emerging artist to develop their work while connecting to the Greater Boston art community. This year, The Umbrella begins a long-awaited renovation that will bring welcome state-of-the-art changes for all to enjoy. Using an artistic approach, the selected 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence should consider The Umbrella’s transformations as a point of departure for their own creativity during their nine month residency. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2017

New England Playwrights The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport MA is now accepting submissions for their 16th Annual New Works Festival. This festival fosters the growth of New England playwrights while showcasing the talent of local and regional actors and directors. Playwrights from across New England are encouraged to submit their 10-minute, one-act, and full-length plays. An independent blind panel will select the festival’s shows in anonymous readings. From the selected plays, one from each category will be awarded The Pestalozzi Prize (for the Full-Length category), with an honorarium of $150.00, and The Peter Honegger Prizes (for the One-Act and Short Play categories) will each be awarded an honorarium of $75.00. Festival dates are January 19 & 20 January 26 & 27, 2018. Learn More.
Deadline: June 11, 2017 (11:59pm)

Image credit: Photo of a 17-year-old Prince, by photographer Robert Whitman.

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