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The Bitter Tears of Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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Of Note: Are you feeling sad? The Somerville Arts Council and Greg Cook, creator of The Saddest Parade on Earth, are looking for help putting on a giant pity party.

Of Note: these are the final days to sign up for the Venice Watercolor Workshop 2015, a painting-focused trip to Venice led by past MCC Fellow Candice Smith Corby.

Fiber Artists Fiberart International 2016 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines. Fiberart International is produced by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2015

Emerging Artists The Arts & Business Council Announces the Inaugural Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists. This new program supports the careers of young artists through the experience of a solo exhibition and provides them with curatorial support, as well as expert counsel in marketing and business skills needed to fully leverage this opportunity. Artists working in all two dimensional media except photography may apply. This fellowship is open to artists who have yet to have their first solo exhibition. Five finalists will be selected for a group show to open in October 2015. From this group show, two winners will be chosen to receive solo exhibitions in spring 2016. Juror: Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs, Museum of Fine Art, Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2015

Writers Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Black Warrior Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Heather Christle will judge in poetry, Alissa Nutting will judge in fiction, and Mary Roach will judge in nonfiction. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2015

Realist Painters The Guild of Boston Artists is currently accepting entries for their 2015 Regional Painting Competition. Open to New England artists working in a realist tradition. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2015

Call to Artists Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Gallery is currently accepting entries for the exhibition Nature’s Grand Finale: Colors of Fall (September 24 – November 30, 2015). The juror is Diana Hampe. Any medium is acceptable. Entry fee is $15 for up to 5 images in print format only (not matted or framed) for judging purposes only (minimum size 8” x10”). Include name, contact information, medium and size of framed work on the back of each print. If selected for the show, all artwork needs to be framed. Email jngoba@massaudubon.org for more information. Submissions can be dropped off in person or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067.
Deadline:  September 7, 2015

Call to Artists The Pearl Street Gallery in Chelsea, MA, is now accepting entries for the exhibition The Holiday Show (Nov 7 – Dec 20th 2015), all mediums considered for this juried show.
Deadline: October 15 2015

Sculptural Installation The Newburyport Art Association (NAA) has announced a Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposals for a sculptural installation on the façade of its 1795 historic building which houses their galleries at 65 Water Street Newburyport, MA. Artists, members and non-members, are invited to forward their proposal and qualifications for this public arts project. Learn more.
Deadline: November 6, 2015

Image credit: Illustration by E. Cutis of crying melon. In public domain.

Artist Opportunities Space Oddity

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

“Ground control to artists: You are floating in a most peculiar way!”

Of Note: Print Fair North at Zea Mays Printmaking, September 25, 2015

Call to Artists The Ray Wiggs Gallery located at 432 Commercial St., in Provincetown , MA is currently reviewing submissions by artists interested in representation for the 2016 season. Submissions should be made in jpeg format, or include a link to your website. If you desire to have your materials returned, include a self addressed stamped envelope. The Ray Wiggs Gallery, 432 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA 02657. Questions, contact (774)593-5143 or
info@raywiggsgallery.com

Call to Artists Applications are now being accepted for Science Inspires Art: Biodiversity/Extinction, the 17th international art-sci juried art-sci exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations to be held at the New York Hall of Science; October 10, 2015 – February 28, 2016. Co-Jurors: Elizabeth Corr, Manager of Art Partnerships at the Natural Resources Defense Council; and Dr. Paula J. Ehrlich, President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. Learn more.
Deadline (extended): August 23, 2015

Call to Artists The Pearl Street Gallery in Chelsea, MA, is now accepting entries for the exhibition The Landscape Show (Sept 12th – Oct 3rd, 2015), all mediums considered.
Deadline August 30, 2015

Call to Artists The Pearl Street Gallery in Chelsea, MA, is now accepting entries for the exhibition The Portrait Show (Oct 10- Nov 1 2015), submit your favorite portraitsof your dog, cat or imaginary friend (anyone really).
Deadline September 1, 2015

Playwright Residencies The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is accepting applications for the National Playwright Residency Program, a program in partnership with Howlround, A Center for the Theater Commons at Emerson College. Theaters and playwrights can submit joint applications for the program, which provides artist compensation and benefits so that the artist can serve as a resident playwright at the co-applying institution for a period of three years. Playwrights also receive $30,000 in discretionary development funds and opportunities for developmental workshops at ArtsEmerson. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2015

Filmmakers The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is now accepting applications. The fellowship assists emerging documentary editors by developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. Emerging documentary editors who have cut at least one feature documentary (longer than 60 minutes) but no more than three and are based in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Learn more
Deadline: September 30, 2015

Artist Residency Applications are now being accepted for the Bemis Center’s Artists-in-Residence program in Omaha, NE. Each artist is provided with a live/work studio with a private bathroom and 24 hour access to facilities including a wood shop, installation spaces, and 10,000 square foot sculpture facility. Resident artists receive a $750 monthly stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2015

Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship The Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) provides an opportunity to an emerging visual artist 25 years and older who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects. Artist Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a room with private bath, a well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend. One Fellowship is awarded annually to emerging artists who demonstrate a strong artistic ability and promise and an evolving practice this is at a pivotal moment in its development. Questions, contact Residency Program Manager Nina Elder at (505) 424-5050 or gro.iafs@redlen at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Call for Art Van Der Plas Gallery in New York is currently accepting entries for their annual juried exhibition Anthology. Consisting of ten finalists selected from all applicants, the exhibition will open on December 3rd 2015 and on display until December 30th 2015. Van Der Plas Gallery will present a cash prize of $1,500 and a solo exhibition in February 2016 to one winner. Artists at all stages in their careers and working in painting, drawing and sculpture are invited to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: October 10, 2015 (midnight, EST Time)

Image credit: Vintage animation of sky with moon in public domain.

Hot Ticket Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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Craft Artists The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists and craftpersons living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2015

Printmakers The Monotype Guild of New England (MGNE) is currently accepting entries for ONCE, a juried exhibition of monotypes and monoprints at Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville, MA. Juror: Scott Schnepf. Learn more.
Deadline: July 20, 2015

Gallery Seeking Members The Kingston Gallery in Boston’s SoWa Gallery district is currently accepting applications for membership. The gallery is governed and run by dues-paying, exhibiting artist members. Learn more.
Deadline: July 20, 2015

Artist Grants Artist’s Resource Trust was established in 1996 to provide grants to talented mid-career visual artists who have demonstrated substantial commitment and who have a financial need. A.R.T. supports artists (aged 35 or older) living in New England, or Columbia or Northeast Dutchess Counties, NY. Grants awarded range from $1,500 to $10,000. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Artist Residency Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY, offers year-round residencies of an average of 5 weeks for writers, media artists, visual artists and performing artists working at the professional level in their fields. Facilities include dance/choreography studios, exhibition/installation spaces, metal shop, music studio, and performing arts space. Residency provides housing, meals, studio, travel assistance, and materials stipend. Artists responsible for additional materials or travel costs. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Ceramic Artists Entries are now being accepted by Pottery Northwest in Seattle, WA, for UN-WEDGED (November 7 – 28, 2015), a ceramic competition and exhibition of contemporary ceramic work. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for NEW DIRECTIONS ’15, 29th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition
(September 26 through October 31, 2015) at the Barrett Art Center Galleries in Poughkeepsie, NY. Visual media eligible for entry are: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation art, glass, ceramics, fiber and mixed media Learn more.
Deadline: August 8, 2015

Playwrights The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2016 playwriting competition. The judge is 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. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2015

Crafts Applications are now being accepted for CraftBoston 2016, a biannual show and sale of fine contemporary craft and design. CraftBoston welcomes exhibitor applications from both established and emerging artists making original work that shows exemplary execution of design, quality craftsmanship, and creative use of materials. Learn more.
Deadline: September 12, 2015

Call for Art The Fountain Street Fine Arts, in Framingham is seeking all artist/all types of media for the exhibition Terrain: Finding Elusive Ground, juried by John Colan, the Chair of Design at Monserrat College of Art. Learn more. Questions, contact Marie Craig (gallery director) at fountainstfineart@gmail.com
Deadline: September 15, 2015 (6 PM)

New England Play Anthology The New England New Play Alliance is calling for New England-based theatre companies to submit full-length plays and short plays, written by New England residents and produced by that theatre company within the last five years, for a new printed anthology of New England plays. Between 4-6 full-length plays and a handful of short plays will be selected and published. Questions: NPAsubmission@statesource.org. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2015

Image credit: Photograph of Pricilla Beach Theatre. Read more about it’s reopening.

Fishing for Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

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Of Note: Jamaica Plain Porchfest 2015

Humorous Short Story/Essay Entries are now being accepted by the Mark Twain House & Museum for their Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest. A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a humorous short story or essay. Excerpts of the winning piece will be published on the Mark Twain House & Museum website. Ben Yagoda will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2015

Photographers Emerging and established photographers who live or work in New England are invited to submit work to the New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Art’s highly-selective exhibition of innovative, contemporary photography. Learn more.
Deadline: July 13, 2015

Call to Artists  On Thursday, July 23rd, 6pm – 8:30 pm, The Gardens at Elm Bank, in Wellesley, MA, will be open free to all to stroll the gardens, enjoy live music and explore visual artists and their artwork on their Art Walk. It is a chance for the community to buy original art from the artists who make it and enjoy the gardens in all their summer splendor. Activities, tours and refreshments will also be available. Artists working in any medium are invited to participate. Learn more. Questions, contact Amy Rodrigues at amyrodrigues2@aol.com.

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Memories, Stories, Histories. The juror is Amy Galpin. Learn more.
Deadline: July 22, 2015

Call for Proposals The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) in Boston, has released Request for Proposals for Temporary Floating Public Art in conjunction with Fall Open Studios 2015. The work of public art will serve to engage the public, highlight the Channel, the Fort Point neighborhood and its creative community, and promote Open Studios. One award of $8,000 will be awarded. Learn more.
Deadline: July 26, 2015

Call for Art The Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA, invites female artists who have been making work professionally or as a student for less than 10 years to submit their work to Reclamation, an exhibition that surveys the work of the emerging talent of women artists in New England. The exhibition examines the themes, narratives and perspectives that make artwork by women unique and powerful. Curated by: Yosra EmamiZadeh, Vanessa Marcoux, and Cory Munro Shea. Learn more. Questions, contact reclamationexhibit2015@gmail.com
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Call for Art Worcester State University’s Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery is currently accepting entries for their exhibition The Art of Science, The Science of Art. This juried exhibition seeks art that reflects the artist as scientific explorer, empirical thinker, or art that has been influenced by scientific discoveries and imagery, past and present. The juror is Nick Capasso, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: August 28, 2015

Image credit: Photograph of bathing girls catch mermaid on a California beach, 1933. In public domain.

Artist Opportunities On the Vine

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

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Nibble away on these goodies.

Of Note: Free CreativeGround webinar series.

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Somerville Toy Camera Festival. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Free Music Recording Sessions Converse Rubber Tracks Boston is a brand new state of the art recording studio located on Boston’s Lovejoy Wharf. Beginning on July 1st, it will be open five days a week for eight-hour sessions, usually from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. New applications will be accepted on July 1st. Learn more.

Call for Art Gallery X in New Bedford invites artists to take part in their exhibit, From Meadows to Mystical which will explore the theme of the landscape. All mediums welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: July 5, 2015 (drop off)

Call to Artists, Designers  Cambridge Arts in Cambridge, MA is seeking qualifications from artists and designers interested in creating temporary site-responsive public artwork(s) of variable duration. The site will be a newly constructed King Open Elementary and Cambridge Street Upper Schools in East Cambridge, to be completed by 2019. The City seeks artists and designers with public art experience and encourages artist-led interdisciplinary teams. The $325,000 commission will cover all services from design through final installation/implementation, including artist fee, travel, community meetings, fabrication, insurance, transportation, installation, and coordination with City staff. Submit images of past work and biographical information
Deadline Extended: July 13, 2015

Exhibition Proposals The Curatorial Proposal Series at Gallery 263 in Cambridge is now accepting proposals for their Fall ’15 Exhibitions.  All media and experience levels accepted. Open to solo and group proposals. Online submissions only. New England artists eligible. Learn more. Questions, email contact@gallery263.com.
Deadline:  July 19, 2015  (11:59pm)

Event Proposals ArtWeek Boston is now accepting event proposals. (Sept 25 – Oct 4). Visit www.artweekboston.org to complete our simple application. Questions, contact artweek@citicenter.orgLearn more.
Deadline: July 24, 2015

Speculative Literature The Speculative Literature Foundation is currently offering two grants for writers of speculative fiction, the Diverse Writers Grant and Diverse Worlds Grant. Both include a $500 award. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2015

Boston Plays SpeakEasy Stage Company has issued a Call for Proposals for the 2016 Boston Project: a new works initiative supporting the creation and development of plays set in Boston. The goal is to create more plays that explore what it means to be in this city at this moment, and tap into the full breadth of experiences and identities that make up life in Boston. Seeking proposals for currently unwritten full-length scripts set in contemporary Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: August 10, 2015

Call for Art  The Augusta Savage Gallery at UMass Amherst is now accepting entries for the exhibition A Change Is Gonna Come, featuring digitally projected handwritten words. Borrowing from iconic singer/songwriter Sam Cooke’s 1965 hit by the same title, artists are invited to find inspiration from his refrain:
It’s been a long long time coming, but I know A change is gonna come, oh yes it will! Each entry must be handwritten on one page, using white paper with black pen or markers.  1-5 entries per person. Submissions should be sent either as PDF files (Jenoure@admin.umass.edu) or mailed to Augusta Savage Gallery, 16 Curry Hicks, UMASS, 100 Hicks Way,
Amherst, MA 01003. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2015

Call for Art The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and Boston Cyberarts are issuing the fifteenth call for media art to display on the Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Learn more.
Deadline: September 7, 2015 (midnight)

Image credit: Duroia Eropila, hand-colored engraving on paper by Maria Sibylla Merian.

Frisky Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

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Make every stroke count, or else into the draw with you!

Poets The Fifth Annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Amherst Writers & Artists, is currently accepting submissions. First prize is $1000 and receives publication in Peregrine Journal. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Call for Artists  Miranda’s Hearth is seeking presenters for the #WhatIMake Conference on October 17, 2015 at Groundworks in New Bedford, MA. They are looking for makers in the broadest sense including, but not limited to, those who practice programming, robotics, gardening, cartooning, art, physics, cooking, biology, mapping, canning, writing, web design, framing, counseling, and music. Since presenters will lead a hands-on workshop in the afternoon, they are especially seeking speakers who are skilled at teaching. Selected presenters will be awarded a $50 honorarium plus up to $30 to cover supplies for workshops. They will also be asked to participate in at least two practice sessions before the event. To apply, submit the following to mirandashearth@gmail.com :a paragraph describing the subject of your talk; a paragraph describing the structure of your workshop, including your past teaching experiences; short bio and a resume.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted to Uforge Gallery’s Juror’s Choice Award exhibition. The juror is Judy Blotnick (’04 Painting Finalist). Will accept works in any subject and media, including ready-to-hang 2-D pieces within 36×48 in. and freestanding 3-D pieces within 24x24x24 in.
Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2015

Photographers Emerging and established photographers who live or work in New England are invited to submit work to the New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Art’s highly-selective exhibition of innovative, contemporary photography. Learn more.
Deadline: July 13, 2015

Temporary Public Art The Fort Point Arts Community, Inc., with the support of the Friends of Fort Point Channel and the Fort Point Operations Board is seeking proposals for a temporary work of public art for installation in conjunction with its annual fall Open
Studios event in October 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: July 26, 2015

Exhibition Proposals The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) Gallery in Boston seeks proposals in all media for five two-person or group shows for their 2015/2016 season. Artists selected to exhibit video/film work must provide their own equipment. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2015 (5pm)

Call to Artists The artist-run Bromfield Gallery in Boston is seeking emerging and established New England artists to become members. Free application process. They plan to accept up to 5 artists this fall. With an emphasis on New England artists, its three gallery spaces exhibit contemporary art in all media, including printmaking, sculpture, painting, and drawing, as well as video, installation, and new media. To apply, send a link to your website to info@bromfieldgallery.com with this subject line: “Your Name: Membership Submission to Bromfield Gallery for September 1 deadline.” Finalists will be asked to bring 3-5 pieces from one recent body of work to a monthly meeting. Members receive a solo show every two years, in addition to showing work regularly in Gallery III and in their flat files, and being represented on their website. Their exhibitions are reviewed in Art New England and Artscope, among other publications. Monthly dues are $60 for Associate Members and $100 for Members. Duties include sitting or helping with a reception once a month, assisting with general gallery operations, and serving on ad hoc committees as needed. Bromfield staff includes a Manager, Bookkeeper and Installer. Learn more. Questions, contact Gary Duehr, Manager, at info@bromfieldgallery.com.
Deadline: September 1, 2015

Crafts Artists Artists Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition Materials: Hard & Soft, February 5 – April 1, 2016 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas. The juror is Elizabeth Kozlowski, Curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Learn more.
Deadline: September 4, 2015

Musicians Scholarships are available for musicians to attend the Future of Music Policy Summit to be held in Washington, D.C. Learn more.
Deadline: October 18, 2015

Image credit: The Painting Lesson by Henriette Ronner-Knip.

Artist Opportunities Netminder

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

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Take your best shot!

Of Note: SpaceFinder Mass is like an Airbnb for creative spaces.

Of Note: The Massachusetts Cultural Council is hosting a series of webinars for the UP inclusive design initiative. A webinar on Wednesday, June 10, 1-2 PM, explores Inclusive Theater, followed by a discussion of Inclusive Exhibits on Monday, June 15, 1-2 PM. Both webinars will feature representatives from Massachusetts cultural organizations discussing their work in inclusive theater and exhibits, share tips and lessons learned from their experience, and spark ideas for simple things you can do to make your work more inclusive to all. Learn more and register.

Choreographers Luminarium Dance has announced their call to artists for The 24-Hr ChoreoFest, an opportunity for Boston’s diverse and varied choreographers to unite through an equally shared experience, while pushing each other to our personal limits and to create new work. Learn more.
Deadline: June 12, 2015

Printmaking Residency Zea Mays Printmaking, one of the premier green studios in the USA, is now accepting applications for residencies which would provide artists an opportunity to learn the latest developments in safer and non-toxic printmaking. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling basis

Women Filmmakers, Directors, Producers Entries are now being accepted for the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant,  a film completion grant of $7,500 to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues. Director and producers are eligible to apply. Films may be of any length or genre, and must be works-in-progress that have completed principle photography. Filmmakers must be U.S.-based.  Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Call for Art The Jonathan Ferrara Gallery is accepting entries for their annual exhibition NO DEAD ARTISTS,  open to living, emerging to established artists working throughout the world. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, mixed media and installation art. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Fiction Entries are now being accepted for the New American Press Fiction Prize. The winner receives $1,000 and publication by New American Press. Larry Watson will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a collection of short stories or flash fiction, a novella, or a novel between 100 and 500. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Poets Entries are now being accepted for the Cultural Center of Cape Cod’s Poetry Competition. A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem that has not won a national competition. Sascha Feinstein will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages. Learn more.
Deadline: June 19, 2015

Women Playwrights The Athena Project is now accepting submissions for its Plays In Progress Series (PIP Series). This series will take place in Denver over the course of 3 weekends, in March 2016, as part of a larger arts festival celebrating women artists, including the yet-to-be named world premiere, winner of this year’s PIP Series. Four new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, designers, cast and workshop presentation during the festival. One play from the 2016 PIP Series will win a full production to be produced in March of 2017, based on a combination of audience vote and board input. Learn more.
Deadline: June 19, 2015

Playwrights The North Park Playwright Festival in San Diego, CA, is seeking new short plays (15 minutes or shorter) that are easily staged, have casts of 4 or fewer, and have minimal set requirements. Plays should be complete (no excerpts from longer works) and preferably unproduced. Festival directors will choose plays. Any themes and subjects are welcome; the only regulation is no nudity. Include a title page with complete contact information, a character summary, and the script in proper format. Only one submission per playwright. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. No Fee. North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, Attn. Summer Golden, Artistic Director .
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Filmmakers The Broad Humor Film Festival (September 24-27, 2015, Los Angeles, CA) features funny films written and directed by women. Entries must either be written or directed by a woman, and the subject matter must include “a healthy dose of humor.” Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Photography Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Somerville Toy Camera festival at Nave Gallery, Nave Gallery Annex and Washington Street Art Center. The juror is Aline Smithson. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Artist Grants The Artist’s Resource Trust provides grants to talented mid-career visual artists who have demonstrated substantial commitment and who have a financial need. A.R.T. supports artists (aged 35 or older) living in New England, or Columbia or Northeast Dutchess Counties, NY. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Image credit: Photograph from Bread City.org.

Winning Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

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Yeah, ArtSake readers win again!

Of Note: Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. And for theater artists, check out StageSource’s biennial theater conference at the Opera House this Sunday, June 7th.

Visual Artists and Craft Artists The Umbrella in Concord is currently accepting applications from visual artists and craft artists for their annual three-day Winter Market sale. Learn more.
Deadline: June 12, 2015

Young Theatre Professionals The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young theatre professionals who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Includes: Playwright and Book Writer, Director, Actor, Designer for sets, costumes, lights, projections/video, sound, and/or puppetry, Composer and Lyricist, Choreographer Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015 (5:00pm EDT)

Craft Artists Mentor Program  Applications are now being accepted for the Society of Arts and Crafts’ Mentor Program. Three to four artists will be selected to participate in the Mentor Program. Participants attend a series of training meetings at SAC and work with each other, artist mentors, and show management to design a shared, subsided booth at CraftBoston Holiday. Training topics include: booth design, marketing, pricing and selling of work, legal and insurance issues, and portfolio development. Accepted media include baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, jewelry, metal, paper, and wood. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Artist Residency The Arteles special theme residency program in Finland is currently accepting applications from artists and creators of the future, particularly Sci-Fi, new media, electronic sound, design, literature, visual arts, conceptual art, and science. Residencies last from 1 to 2 months. Learn more.
Deadline: June 17, 2015

Public Artists Cambridge Arts is seeking qualifications from artists and designers interested in creating temporary site-responsive public artwork(s) of variable duration. The site will be a newly constructed King Open Elementary and Cambridge Street Upper Schools in East Cambridge, to be completed by 2019. The City seeks artists and designers with public art experience and encourages artist-led interdisciplinary teams. The $325,000 commission will cover all services from design through final installation/implementation, including artist fee, travel, community meetings, fabrication, insurance, transportation, installation, and coordination with City staff. Learn more.
Deadline: June 22, 2015

Performing Ensembles The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is accepting proposals for its Performing Ensembles Program in order to support performing organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music. Grants range from $1,000 to $20,000.  Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Call for Art The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (BLAA) is seeking submissions in all media for their 2015 exhibition. The show is tentatively slated to take place at subsamson of Samson Projects (samsonprojects.com) at 450 Harrison Avenue during the late summer/early fall. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015 (midnight)

Call for Artists The Oxbow Gallery in Northampton is currently accepting applications for new members. The Oxbow Gallery is an artist owned and operated gallery with 39 members showcasing a variety of fine art techniques and mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and installation. Learn more.
Deadline: Drop off July 11 and 12, 2015 noon until 5 p.m.

Image credit: Black and white photograph of 4 women with trophies in public domain.

Artist Opportunities Under the Microscope

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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Short Story Glimmer Train Press is now accepting entries for their Short Story Award for New Writers. The prize of $1,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given quarterly for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the New England Poetry Club’s Daniel Varoujan Award, a prize of $1,000 given annually. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Call for Artists The Salem Arts Festival invites artists to submit work to the 7th annual Salem Arts Festival, to take place June 5-7. Over 4,000 visitors came through the gallery last year. All mediums accepted. This exhibit is judged and juried for prizes by a jury comprised of a variety of individuals from the Salem arts community and beyond. Learn more.
Deadline: Drop Off Friday, May 29, 5 pm to 8 pm; Saturday, May 30, 9 am to 12 pm
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Call for Artists The Boston Arts Festival is currently accepting applications from artists interested in selling their work as part of the Boston Arts Festival. Artists working in any medium are welcome to apply. The festival is held over two days on September 5th and 6th in Columbus Waterfront Park and features a juried exhibition of work by emerging artists, art making demonstrations, live music, and craft and food vendors. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2015 (11:59pm)

Call for Artists Applications are now being accepted for the Dave Bown Projects 10th Semiannual Competition, open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and mediums are eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: June 6 2015 (11:59 pm)

Call for Interdisciplinary Projects Gallery 263 in Cambridge MA has a new series of 6-day long interdisciplinary intensives, called 263 Hybrids, open to Boston-area artists and collectives, all media and experience levels welcome. Applicants must be interested in curating and leading events. Artists will spend days 1-3 installing/rehearsing, and days 4-6 hosting the public. Hybrids may be… performance art, film, music, vocals, theater, dance, movement, audio/media, written/spoken/performed word, collaborative art, community practice, happenings, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, etc. Learn more.
Deadline:  June 7, 2015 (11:59pm)

Call for Art The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) seeks submissions of art in all media for Islands on the Edge, A Fort Point Arts Community exhibition at Atlantic Wharf Gallery. Since their ancient formation by rising sea level, the Boston Harbor Islands have literally been on the edge of the continent, places where land meets sea. With the growth of Boston and its surrounding communities, the islands came to be unusual for their lack of inhabitants and development at the edge of a major metropolitan area. Figuratively, the Boston Harbor Islands have often been on the “edge of society:” places used to isolate people, institutions, and activities. The Fort Point Arts Community seeks submissions of artwork inspired by the Boston Harbor Islands and the concepts explored in the Boston Harbor Islands interpretive theme above. Guest juror: Elizabeth Devlin, independent curator, art consultant, and founder of FLUX.Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: June 7, 2015

Drawing The Boston Center for the Arts is now accepting entries for their 24th Annual BCA Drawing Show. Learn more.
Deadline: June 19, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition New New England at Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA. An un-themed, juried exhibition opportunity open to New England artists selected by Trevor Smith, Curator of the Present Tense at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. All mediums are encouraged! See prospectus for 2-D and 3-D media size restrictions. Learn more.
Deadline: June 21, 2015  (11:59PM)

Call for Art The Cotuit Center for the Arts is seeking submissions for its upcoming openjuried exhibition Let Me Entertain You (June 27 through August 24, 2015) with an opening Reception Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 5-7pm. Learn more.
Deadline: Jurying drop-off is June 22, 2015, from 10am to 4pm.

Dancers, Choreographers The Boston Center for the Arts Dance Residency Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 season. Selected artists will be considered in residency throughout the year with a specific residency studio session that will last for four to five weeks. Learn more.
Deadline: June 29, 2015 (5 pm via email only)

Call to Artists The Duxbury Free Library is accepting proposals for durable, permanent outdoor sculpture and seating for their soon to be redesigned entry garden and reading area. Total Honorarium for 2 sculptures and 8 benches is $35,000. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2015

Image credit: Photograph of woman with a microscope in the public domain.

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Visual Artists Grant The Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant Rhode Island was established in 1988 to encourage professional visual artists from New York and New England to address the issues of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities. Grants are intended to assist individual and collaborating artists whose works are related to themes of the marine environment. Curatorial proposals will be considered. A total of $3,000 in grants is awarded annually. Learn more.
Deadline: May 29, 2015

Poets The New England Poetry Club is accepting poems for its annual contests, which offer a range of monetary prizes. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Composers New Music Detroit has announced a call for scores. The winner will receive travel from a U.S. City and accommodation in Detroit and a performance of their work by New Music Detroit at the annual Strange Beautiful Music VIII marathon September 2015. There is no application fee for this call for scores, and only one work may be submitted per composer. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2015

Of note: StageSource, a nonprofit theater service organization, is holding its annual conference on Sunday, June 7, beginning at 9 AM. This year’s theme is “Who Are We? How do we tell our stories differently?” The conference features a full day of conversations, workshops, panel discussions, and networking, including a keynote speech by Julie Burros, the new Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston, along with a panel discussion featuring Burros along with Cambridge Arts Council Executive Director Jason Weeks and MCC’s own Annie Houston. The conference takes place at the Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston. Find full details and online registration.

Photographers The Somerville Toy Camera Festival seeks entries for its third annual toy camera festival. Images of any subject matter made with a “toy” camera – any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera such as pinhole, Holga, Diana and other Lomo products, as well as Brownies and Anscos — will be accepted. Images made from Polaroid-type film backs attached to Holgas are also welcome. Images made from a DSLR or SLR with a pinhole or Holga lens will be accepted. For this exhibit, straight Polaroid-type images or images made with cell phones, disposable cameras or point-and-shoot cameras will not be accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Watercolors The Rhode Island Watercolor Society announced its 120th Annual National Watermedia Competition and Exhibition. October 3 – October 29, 2015. Juror: Ted Nuttall. $4,000 in cash awards. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Call for Art The Sixth Annual New England Collective Juried Exhibition at Galatea Fine Art in Boston’s SOWA Art and Design District. All media. Juror: Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director of the Attleboro Arts Museum.  Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2015

Mid-career Visual Artist Grants The Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund Grants applications are now available for painting, sculpture, printmaking or mixed media to mid-career artists with financial need. Non-profit organizations wishing to show, commission or purchase work by mature artists living in New England may also apply. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted by Worcester State University’s Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery for an exhibition focusing on The Art of Science/The Science of Art. The juror is Nick Capasso, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: August 28, 2015

Of note: Find or list creative live/work or work space in Massachusetts on ArtSake’s Creative Space Classifieds.


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