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Picture of Good Health Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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Are you in need health insurance? The good news is that the open enrollment period is happening right now in MA. Learn more from the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition about Massachusetts health insurance coverage.

Call for Cape Cod Artists The Artist Cottages at Orleans Market Square, a sales and studio venue located in Orleans on Cape Cod, in a park-like art filled setting, is seeking artists and artisans inspired by the beauty of Cape Cod and its arts traditions. Applications are now being accepted for Weekends during the Spring and Fall Shoulder Seasons as well as Weeks in the Summer, 2017. They are seeking high quality work in all media. All work must be hand made or hand crafted. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Artists will be juried and selections made on a rolling basis, until all available slots are filled. Learn more.

Lawrence-Affiliated Artists Lawrence CommunityWorks, a community development organization based in Lawrence, MA is accepting submissions for a Call for Lawrence-affiliated Artists (those who work(ed), live(d), or have close ties to the City) to create site-specific installations for our new affordable housing mill redevelopment: the Duck Mill. Artists of any age, medium, and experience level are invited to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: December 12, 2016

Poetry Ambassadors Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge are seeking Poetry Ambassadors to develop programs highlighting the rich diversity of literary arts happening in the City. The goal of the Cambridge Arts Poetry program is to create opportunities for the Cambridge community to engage with and promote poetry from diverse backgrounds & styles. Learn how to submit a proposal.
Deadline: December 15, 2016

Call for Presenters Are you a talented Massachusetts educator with a big idea, creative solution, or innovative classroom practice that you think is worth sharing? The Boston Foundation is seeking to offer up to five outstanding educators the opportunity to share their ideas with a large audience of local education and civic leaders at the Boston EdTalks event on May 4, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: January 17, 2016 (8:00 am)

Call to Female Artists The Providence Art Club invites female artists to submit their strongest two and three-dimensional work in any media to the Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition Making Your Mark. This exhibition is the concluding event in a three-month long series celebrating the Art Club’s unique founding as the first such organization to be co-founded by men and women. In 1880 six women and ten men signed the founding documents of the Providence Art Club. One hundred and thirty six years later the Club proudly continues its mission to promote art culture. Annually, the Club hosts an open juried show to provide non-members with an opportunity to exhibit in our Maxwell Mays Gallery, which hosted its first Art Club exhibition in 1885. Making Your Mark will celebrate the achievements of contemporary female artists, thus honoring the women so integral to the founding of this unique organization.  Awards: Thirteen (13) prizes totaling over $5,000 in awards. Best in Show prize of $1,000. Open to artists who identify as female working in the United States. Visit callforentry.org to apply to this exhibition.
Deadline: January 31, 2016

Artists, Writers The Matador Review is seeking submissions for their Spring 2017 publication. The Matador Review is an alternative art and literature magazine based in Chicago, IL. They are accepting submissions for the Spring 2017 publication through February 28. They publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. Learn more.

 

 

Jurassic Artist Opportunities

Monday, July 11th, 2016

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Call for Art Gallery 263 seeks inspired depictions of tomorrow for their exhibition Future Visions, selected by Nancy Adams (Communications Administrator, MIT D-Lab & Mobius affiliate)  Artwork may address (among many other topics): technology, architecture and urban planning, lifestyle, health, the environment, food, social problems, globalization, international relations, pop culture, politics, etc. Open to New England and New York & New Jersey artists of all career stages. Open to all visual media (2D, 3D, time based) & performers. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Call had been extended to musicians and performance artists. Performers, apply with a link to your recorded Future Visions interpretation, or send example photos/audio and describe the happening. Musicians, send them links to your audio to be incorporated into the exhibition, and note if you’d like to play at a live event. Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday July 17, 2016 (11:59PM)

Boston Artist Residencies The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics invite artists to apply to Boston AIR (Boston Artists-in-Residence) to become one of ten artists-in-residence at the City of Boston. This second year of Boston AIR program expands the size of the artist cohort, increases the length of the residencies, and grounds each residency at Boston Centers for Youth & Families, through their community centers and core, citywide initiatives, such as the BCYF Streetworker Program, youth summer programs, and leadership development for young women. Each artist will be awarded a $22,500 stipend for a nine-month-long residency to develop and test ways that creative approaches can meaningfully impact the work of the public sector and society at large. Each artist will be paired with one of ten designated BCYF community centers and provided a studio space at that center. Learn more.
Deadline: July 24, 2016

David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize Norton J. “Sky” Cooper established the Emerging American Playwright Prize award at Marin Theatre Company in 2007 in honor of David Calicchio’s lifelong career as a playwright and in support of Marin Theatre Company’s commitment to the discovery and development of new and emerging American playwrights. The Calicchio Prize will be awarded annually to a professionally unproduced playwright for a new work that shows outstanding promise and a distinctive new voice for the American theatre. The play selected as the Calicchio Prize winner will receive 2 public staged readings at Marin Theatre Company as part of the theatre’s annual New Play Reading Series. The playwright will receive a $2,500 award, as well as travel and accommodations for the MTC rehearsal period (25 hours). Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2016

Call to Greater Boston Artists The Revere Beach Arts Festival Committee is hosting a call-to-action for Greater Boston artists to submit applications to participate in the inaugural Revere Beach Arts Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11am – 5pm. along the shoreline of historic Revere Beach at the public plaza between the Markey Bridge and Wonderland Station. Artists will have a chance to compete for prizes, and judging for the multiple categories will be a collaborative effort between local art schools officials and members of the Revere Beach Arts Festival Committee. Artists will be required to submit an application that includes photos of their work in several categories including: jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, glass work, wood working, ceramics, illustration, sidewalk chalk. Acceptance into the Revere Beach Arts Festival will be at the sole discretion of the Revere Beach Arts Festival Committee. Each artist will be subject to a small fee to exhibit and sell artwork. Learn more. Questions, contact info@reverebeachpartnership.com.
Deadline: August 15, 2016

Photographers The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites photographers worldwide to submit images to their online competition, APERTURES. All winners will be displayed in their online gallery.  First Place $500, Second Place $200, Third Place $100 and six Honorable Mentions will be recognized in the following categories; Landscape, Seascape, People, Animals, Floral and Abstract. The Cultural Center directors will jury. Learn more.
Deadline: September 9, 2016

Artist Fellowships A Blade of Grass Fellowship (New York, NY) is currently accepting applications for one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives. Fellowships pair project support of $20,000 with strategic support, field research tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists working nationwide. A Blade of Grass supports seven to ten artists or collectives per year, who are selected via an open application process. Learn more.
Deadline: September 19, 2016

Of Note: The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s applications for the Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program will be available online on September 1, 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: October 17, 2016

Image credit: Photograph of a dog balancing on hind legs in front of a dinosaur sculpture. In public domain.

Hats Off for Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

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Poets The Comstock Review’s Muriel Craft Bailey Award offers a prize of $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review. Marge Piercy will judge. Submit a poem of up to 40 lines with a $5 entry fee.  Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2016

Call for Art Uforge Gallery in Jamaica Plain, MA, is currently accepting entries for their third annual juried exhibition, Juror’s Choice. FLUX Boston founder Elizabeth Devlin is the guest juror. Painting, drawing, prints, small sculpture, mixed media, and photography, with no limitations on style or subject are accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: July 8, 2016

Artist Residency Applications are now being accepted for the artists-in-residence at the City of Boston program. There is an online information session July 14, 2016 from 6:00-7:30pm. Learn more.
Deadline: July 24, 2016

Call for Art The Resident Artists Gallery in Brainerd, Minnesota is now accepting submissions for When Doves Cry/A Party For Prince Rogers Nelson. Learn more.
Deadline: July 25, 2016

Playwrights The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2017 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series’ current judge, Nicholas Wright. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. The prize and publication are contingent on the playwright’s agreeing to the terms of the publishing agreement. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2016

Gender Identity Festival OBERON, the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, is seeking artistic submissions for the I.D. Festival, a series of events that explore and celebrate gender identity, opening at OBERON in January 2017 and presented in conversation with A.R.T.’s 2016/17 season production of Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women. OBERON is currently seeking submissions of theater, dance, music, and other performance art that is festival-friendly and ready to present in the unique club theater environment as part of the I.D. Festival. They are seeking work created in part or in whole by artists who identify as transgender, genderqueer, gender fluid and gender non-conforming though submissions are open to all explorations of gender identity. Visual art and film submissions will also be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2016

Handmade Works Amazing Things Arts Center is accepting applications for their Annual Holiday Market (Sunday November 6, 2016 between 11am & 4pm). They are looking for all things unique and handmade. Vendor spots are open to all Artists & Artisans at least 18 years old. Vendors will be on the first and second floor (elevator available). Learn more.
Deadline: September 23. 2016

Contemporary Craft The Greater Denton Arts Council in Texas is currently accepting entries for their the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Image credit: Photograph of two men on the beach each holding a hats in his hands. In public domain.

Artist Opportunities Wow Factor

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

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Of Note: On June 8, 2016, Dance for World Community Speaker Series event presents from their speaker series, Spotlight on Climate Change. Though the connection between dance and climate change may not be immediately apparent, at Dance for World Community they believe that everyone, including artists, has a role to play in changing the world for the better. Learn more.

Fiction New American Press is currently accepting entries for their
New American Fiction Prize of $1,000 and publication for a book of fiction. The judge is Gina Frangello. Submit a collection of short stories or flash fiction, a novella, or a novel of at least 100 pages. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2016

Call for Art The Science Inspires Art: Food exhibition will document artworks that reflect on the topic of food from the historical record to molecular gastronomy, to issues of food safety, seed security, new food production technologies, and the backyard garden. They are seeking 2D images of original art executed in any media for this 18th annual art-sci juried exhibition at the New York Hall of Science to be held September 17, 2016 to February 26, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: June 20, 2016

Artist Residency The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Eligibility: Residency opportunities are open to national and international artists 21+ years of age, showing a strong professional working history. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to, visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, music composition, and choreography. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2016

Poetry Chapbook Bull City Press is accepting chapbook manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction during its open reading period. There is a “pay what you want” optional reading fee. Learn more.
Deadline: July 6, 2016

Artists, Writers Residency Applications are currently being accepted for the National Parks Service’s Artist-in-Residence Program in Zion National Park. Resident artists spend 30 days living in a historic cabin and explore and surround themselves in the sights, sounds, textures, and wonders of Zion to find inspiration for their work. Each artist conducts two public presentations on their work and residency experience. Date, time, and location of these presentations will be announced closer to each artist’s residency. Learn more.
Deadline: July 17, 2016

 

Fake It Til You Make It Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Fiction Leapfrog Press is currently accepting entries for their Fiction Award. A prize of $1,150 and publication by Leapfrog Press is given annually for a short story collection, a novel, or a novella. Sara Pritchard and the editors will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2016

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Brookline Arts Center exhibition Gravity (June 17-July 15, 2016. Pulling from our everyday conflicts to expanding our understanding of the universe, the word brings to mind weight and weightlessness, the laws of physics and the complexities of the human experience. They are looking for work that explores the connection between these extremes. Juror: Katherine French, Gallery Director, Catamount Arts. Up to six pieces of original artwork can be submitted. Learn more.
Deadline: May 14, 2016 (11:59pm)

Call to Artists ArcWorks in Peabody, MA, invites artists from Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire to submit works for consideration to the juried exhibit Spring Fling. Artists may submit artwork in a variety of two– and three– dimensional media for the juror’s consideration. ArcWorks’ juried exhibits are un-themed, and artists may submit artwork of any subject matter. Learn more.
Deadline:  online submission due May 13, 2016; hand-delivered submission due May 18, 2016, 1pm – 6pm

Jazz Artists The guidelines and online application for the next grant round of the French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) program are now available. The application deadline is May 27, 2016 for projects taking place between September 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: May 27, 2016

Professional Development MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is seeking applicants for the third round of their North Adams Project, an initiative to support artists committed to building their creative future in North Adams. The NA Project offers financial incentives and special programming for selected artists who relocate to North Adams by the end of 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2016

Call to Artists Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (BLAA) invites artists to submit to their summer show, an exhibition of work by artists living and creating at the intersection of LGBTQIA issues and culturally defined notions of “disability”. This is a show about empowerment, community, representation and visibility. Work is not required to address any particular theme, but must be submitted by artists who personally identify, or feel they have been defined by society, as a part of this minority demographic. All mediums included. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2016

Painting Residency Award The Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA, is currently accepting applications for the Chiaro Award, an artist residency and cash prize for an accomplished mid-career painter. Residencies of six to eight weeks include dedicated use of a private studio, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and an award of $15,000. The Chiaro Awardee will become part of the dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ programs, sharing in peer-to-peer creative exchange while developing his or her individual artistic practice. Learn more.
Deadline: June 3, 2016

Call to Artists Bromfield Gallery in Boston, MA,  is currently accepting submissions for their exhibition Heat. Open to all media, all interpretations: heat as it relates to climate, politics, and sex, as well as slang for a gun or police. Juried by a committee of Bromfield Gallery artists. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2016 (12 noon)

Of Note: The new Mass arts festivals listings calendar: ArtsBoston.org/MassFestivals

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Untethered Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Female Playwrights Athena Project produces its Plays In Progress Series (PIP Series). This series will take place in Denver at a location to be determined over the course of approximately March-April, 2017, as part of a larger arts festival celebrating the voices of female artists. Four new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, cast and workshop level production during the Festival. Playwright must be female and may only submit one full-length script. The play must not ever have had a fully mounted production. Prior workshop presentations are permissible but the script must be a new version since the time of the workshop. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2016

Of Note: Catalyst Conversations and Cambridge Creativity Commons present How to Make Your Mind Move at Lesley University College of Art and Design | 1801 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, on Thursday, April 21, 2016, 3-5pm, Lunder Arts Center, Lower Level Commons. Choreographers/dancers Peter DiMuro and Jody Weber and scientist/dancer Terina-Jasmine Alladin from the Science Club for Girls will demonstrate how the movement of our bodies can help us understand the world around us. Free event. Learn more and RSVP.

Poets The Poetry Foundation is accepting entries for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships. Five fellowships of $25,800 each are given annually to emerging poets. Writers who are U.S. residents or citizens between the ages of 21 and 31 as of April 30 are eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2016

Call for Art Nave Gallery in Somerville is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Residual FormLearn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2016

Call to Artists  Greater Boston Area artists ages 18+ are invited to create 2D art in response to a special piano performance and discussion of Mussorgsky’s piano work, Pictures at an Exhibition. Submissions will be judged by a three-member panel and chosen pieces displayed at a November 5 multi-media event at Jenkins Auditorium in Malden. Artwork will also be displayed until mid-January at the gallery at MATV, Malden’s Media Center. Learn more to register for May 7 workshop.

Exhibition Proposals Artspace Maynard invites artists in all media (except video) to submit proposals for one month solo or group exhibitions for the 2016-2017 season. The proposed exhibit should be based on a unifying concept that is social, historical, philosophical, cultural, political or other. Preference will be given to New England artists. Learn more.
Deadline: May 18, 2016

Dancers/Choreograpers The Boston Center for the Arts’ artist-led series Martha’s Artist Salon is a community conversation, created to give Boston area dancers and choreographers an avenue to share knowledge about contemporary dance as it is practiced and presented around the world. Each session is led by a host who offers a short presentation identifying an idea or exemplar that they feel is important to understanding why dance looks like it does today. They are looking for hosts for their fall season. Send a proposal listing: what or who you would like to present; an outline of your presentation; why this topic is critical to the understanding of contemporary dance; which session date(s) you would like to host. Martha’s Artist Salons take place at Boston Center for the Arts on Mondays or Tuesdays between 5:30 and 8 pm. Presentations typically run from 6:00-7:00 with mingling time before and after. They are currently looking for Fall hosts on Monday September 12, Monday October 24 and Tuesday November 29, 2016. Submit your proposal to ablesso@bcaonline.org
Deadline: Tuesday May 31, 2016 (5:00pm)

Call for Artists Entries are currently being accepted for Black Box 3.0 – an international arts and technology based in Seattle. The festival presents new work and ideas that explore how technology is transforming the arts, culture, and public life. Festival Dates: September 21 – October 2, 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2016 (5PM PST)

Plein Art Painting The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is hosting its second annual en Plein Air Painting Festival and Competition from September 17-24. The festival has a registration fee of $40. One “ready to hang” painting may be submitted for judging in the competition, which will award a $1,000 Best in Show prize. Learn more.
Deadline: September 22, 2016

Image credit: Illustration of Sophie Blanchard, the first professional female aeronaut in history. From the Smithsonian Libraries Collection. In public domain.

Ready for My Close-Up Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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Of Note: StageSource’s Job Fair is held on Saturday, February 20th, at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston. Positions include Production, Design, Tech, Administration, Summer Stock, Internships. Learn more.

Artist Residency The Public Art Residency at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) will be selected through a juried, open call process. This twelve-week, process-oriented residency provides an environment for artists to experiment with their craft, develop their focus or test new ideas while simultaneously engaging in active public dialogue. The residency is awarded to one artist (or artist team) per year to create a temporary public artwork for the BCA’s historic plaza that highlights the BCA as an artistic hub. The program encourages artists to connect to the public not only by way of the completed, temporary artwork, but also throughout the process of developing and realizing their residency project. Artist or artist team will receive studio space and $6000 to fund the project. Learn more.
Deadline: February 21, 2016

Arts Conference Scholarships Scholarship opportunities are available to Massachusetts-based artists and professionals interested in attending the 2016 Annual Americans for the Arts Convention in Boston from June 16 -19, 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: February 26, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EST)

Call for Art  The City of Holyoke, as part of a Community Development Block Grant has been awarded funding to complete an art installation in and/or around the area of Depot Square and the Holyoke Rail Platform at the corners of Main and Dwight Streets. The City of Holyoke seeks proposals for a permanent art installation which may include, but is not limited to painting, sculpture, lighting, projection and/or mixed media; with a project budget not to exceed $18,000. The Call for Art invites qualified artists and/or design professionals that can conceive, create and install public art infrastructure as described herein to submit proposals to provide those specific services. For the complete Request for Proposals/Call for Art containing the Scope of Work and Proposal Submission Guidelines please contact David Martins, City of Holyoke Chief Procurement Officer at 413-322-5650.
Deadline: March 9, 2016 (10:00 a.m.)

Residency Artists in all media are invited to apply for the 2016 White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) Artist-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the WMNF, the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and Friends of Mead Base. The program highlights the ways in which the arts can be used to explore and interpret the forest environment and forest-related ideas and issues. The residency offers professional and emerging artists in any art form from around the country including visual and performing artists, craftspeople, writers, composers and choreographers, eco artists and media artists. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2016

Photographers The Griffin Museum of Photography is currently accepting entries for their 22nd Annual Juried Show, Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition. The juror is Elizabeth Avedon. Exhibition dates: July 7-August 28, 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2016

Open Call to Sculptors Boston Sculptors Gallery  is accepting letters of interest in membership. BSG is an artist-run, cooperative gallery of 36 members. Members exhibit every 24 – 30 months, receive promotional benefits including gallery web site, catalogs, group shows and invitational offerings. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2016

Call for Art/Technology Work The Boston Cyberarts Gallery, a non-profit space focusing on new and experimental media in Jamaica Plain, is looking for work that pairs art and technology in a thought provoking and visually engaging manner. They are particularly interested in pieces that use technology to facilitate art, or art to observe technology from a novel perspective, preferably some combination of the two. Boundary-pushing is desired and respected. Works that address, rather than use, technology on a conceptual level may also be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: April 3, 2016 (11:00 p.m.)

Call for Artists  The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities at Rutgers University invites all self-identified women artists to submit artwork for possible inclusion in Living in the Shadows: Underground Immigrant Communities, a group exhibition that will be on view from January – April 2017 in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries-Douglass Library, Rutgers University. Learn more.
Deadline: April 8, 2016

Craft Artists Radius, the Society of Arts and Crafts’ inaugural exhibition at 100 Pier 4, is a celebration of their new neighborhood’s rich craft community. It will feature talented makers across craft media who live or work within one mile of SAC’s new location. Applications are now open. No fee to apply. Work will need to be available by June; exhibition will open in Fall 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2016

Image: vintage photo of Gloria Swanson, star of Sunset Boulevard, performing a supported headstand in heels.

 

Renaissance Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

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Poets The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. Employees of Tupelo Press and authors with books previously published by Tupelo Press are not eligible. Poets submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without prior book publications. Recent winners include Kathleen Jesme, Deborah Flanagan, and Allan Peterson. Final Judge: Brenda Shaughnessy. $1,000 Prize. Learn more.
Deadline: February 29, 2016

Performing Artists New England States Touring (NEST) Grant funds presentations of New England-based performing artists from outside of a presenter’s state. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2016

Call to Artists The Arts Committee of the Acton Memorial Library invites Massachusetts artists to submit work for consideration for exhibitions in the Library’s Meeting Room gallery. The Committee will review work for one-person shows and will set an exhibition schedule for September 2016 through August 2017. Various media including painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration, photography, textiles and mixed media are eligible. Sculptural work will be considered for spaces on the second floor and the locked case in the lobby. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2016

Craft Artists  The Fuller Craft Museum’s 2016 Biennial Members Exhibition is currently accepting entries. The exhibition will be Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Sunday, September 18, 2016. The juror is James Lawton, Professor of Ceramics and Director of the Department of Artisanry, the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Learn more.
Deadline: March 12, 2016

Environmental Art Proposals  Appearances: Provincetown Green Arts Festival is now accepting proposals for their annual event. Submission is free. Learn more.
Deadline: April 2, 2016

Image credit: Photograph of Gladys Bentley, a pianist, singer, and performer during the Harlem Renaissance. Photo in public domain.

Downhill Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

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Steady on those skis! At the bottom of the hill is the MCC’s Artist Fellowship program’s January 25th deadline. 

Of Note: The Missing Rung: Conversations of the Aging Artist, a free event at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street, Boston. Panelists Kat Nasti (Boston: Kat Nasti Dance), Lisa Giobbi (NYC: Lisa Giobbi Movement Theatre, Momix, Martha Clarke) and April Sellers (Minneapolis: April Sellers Dance Collective, McNight Fellow), and Lara Tinari (Boston: Twyla Tharp and River North Dance Co) will discuss their shared experiences of loss of mobility as a dancer, artistic parenthood, navigating the artist’s career ladder and moving through life transitions. Monday, January 25th from 6:00-8:00pm.

Poets Entries are now being accepted by the Unterberg Poetry Center for the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest. Four prizes of $500 each and publication in Boston Review are given annually for a group of poems. Winners also receive transportation to and lodging in New York City to give a reading at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center in May. Poets who have not yet published a full-length poetry collection are eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: January 25, 2016

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Landscapes 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: January 27, 2016

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Norfolk Open Invitational, a juried and curated exhibition sponsored by the Norfolk Cultural Council. Two-dimensional artwork (paintings, mono-prints, drawings, photographs, collages and flat fiber art). Prints will not be accepted. All work must be original. Work must not exceed 36”x36” (including frame). Learn more.
Deadline: January 29, 2016

TV and Radio on Aging Boston’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly invites proposals from contributors interested in presenting on either a radio show or television programs on aging. Presenting on these community media platforms (Boston Neighborhood Network, WJIB740AM, and Zumix Radio) is a positive way to make an impact on the greater Boston senior community by sharing your skills and knowledge. They invite creative proposals for thirty minute radio/T.V. segments addressing a wide variety of topics around aging such as health and wellness, jobs and community service, art making or writing, technological advances improving how we live and local history. They also invite proposals from older adults interested in sharing their vocational and/or radical life accomplishments on our show or suggestions of notable candidates living in Boston. For consideration,  e-mail show producer Greg Josselyn at gregory.josselyn@boston.gov or call 617-635-4250 with a short pitch for a segment (up to 300 words) and a resume or short bio, personal website (if applicable), or nomination. Artists are especially welcome to contribute sound-based work, radio journalism, radio plays, video pieces, or time-based/performance art around themes of aging.
Deadline: Ongoing

Open Juried Exhibition The Cape Cod Museum of Art invites visual artists residing in the US to enter its first Open Juried Exhibition, Breaking the Mold: Inspired by Innovation, with a chance to exhibit in one of the museum’s main galleries for our 35th Anniversary in the spring of 2016. Juror Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director of the Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA will select up to 40 artworks, and will choose several pieces for awards. Awardees will be given recognition on the museum’s website and social media. All work in 2D, 3D, and Photography will be considered. Apply through CallforEntry.org. Learn more.
Deadline: February 5, 2016

Independent Curatorial Opportunities The Nave Gallery in Somerville is currently accepting proposals for group exhibitions. Experimental work, multimedia work and installations are encouraged but must fit the available space. Artists shown to date have been local and national, emerging and established and represent a variety of media. Projects detailing new collaborations and commentary on contemporary culture are especially sought.
Learn more.
Deadline: February 14, 2016

Call for Art Uforge Gallery in Jamaica Plain has announced an open call for their exhibition Art & Activism. Art can be in any style and medium, and must be within 24×36″ and ready-to-hang. If you have a larger-size work that you would like to submit, contact alex@uforgegallery for further discussion. Learn more.
Deadline: February 28, 2016

Residency for Artists of Color The Center for Photography at Woodstock is currently accepting applications for their Woodstock A-I-R residencies for artists of color working in photography and related media. Learn more.
Deadline: February 29, 2016

Participatory Art Projects Art project submissions are currently being accepted for FIGMENT North Adams 2016, a free arts event held at Windsor Lake, showcasing art that encourages participants to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment. The event accepts submissions from artists of all ages and experience. Learn more.
Deadline: March 6, 2016

First Novel Fellowship The 25th Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship will be awarded to an American author of a first novel-in-progress, in 2016, by the James Jones Literary Society. The award is intended to honor the spirit of unblinking honesty, determination, and insight into modern culture exemplified by the late James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity and other prose narratives of distinction. Jones himself was the recipient of aid from many supporters as a young writer and his family, friends, and admirers have established this award of $10,000 to continue the tradition in his name. Two runners up awards of $1000 each may be given by the Jones Literary Society. Past recipients include Cam Terwilliger. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2016

Call to Artists, Writers Show All History, an online showcase, is the intersection of art, social media, and storytelling, based on the premise that our internet browsing tells an intimate story about who we are. No fee to submit internet history screenshots that tell a story. Learn more. Questions, contact submissions@showallhistory.com.
Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: Poster of a woman and man skiing downhill in public domain.

National Dance Project Evolution

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

1970s High School Dance (1)

Hey all Massachusetts choroegraphers and dancers, the New England Foundation for the Arts is asking all U.S. based dance makers to weigh in on the future of the National Dance Project. This is your opportunity to weigh in!

Their survey closes on January 22nd. Now move it and shake it!

Image credit: Black and white photograph of 1970’s high school dance in public domain.


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