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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

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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.

Documenting Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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Hold still please. Perfect!

National Latino Playwriting Award  Submissions for the 2016 National Latino Playwriting Award are now being accepted. Latino playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to apply. Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists. Finalists will be judged by Arizona Theatre Company artistic staff. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2015

Choreographers Fusionworks Dance Company invites choreographers from the Northeastern region of United States to submit their work to the 2016 Northeast Choreographers Festival to be presented in November of 2016 in Providence, RI. This year’s festival will showcase the works of four emerging and established choreographers from the Northeastern U.S. Three finalists will be paid a $1,000 stipend to do a week-long residency in either May, June, or August, during which they will set their work on Fusionworks Dance Company. Learn more.
Deadline: January 1, 2016

Artist and Writers Residency The Provincetown Community Compact offers visual artists and writers residencies as well as week stays for the public in the Cape Cod National Seashore. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2016

Call for Art The Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, Virginia, invites artists and craftspersons over 18 years of age to submit visual arts works for the Biennial juried exhibition, held since 1975. Awards totaling $4,000 include a $2,000 Best in Show. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2016

Call for Artists ArtsWorcester and the Worcester Center for Crafts are exhibiting the next generation: regional artists in the early-to-mid stages of their careers, born since 1975. All artistic and craft media are eligible. Artists must live and/or work in Worcester County or the following communities of Middlesex County: Lowell, Stow, Hudson, Marlborough, Framingham, Ashland, Hopkinton, and Holliston. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15th, 2016

Public Art The Portland, Maine Public Art Committee has announced an open call for artists for a public art commission in downtown Portland. Also, the city of Portland has posted a Request for Qualifications for redesign of Congress Square. Learn more information about both calls.
Deadline: January 28, 2016 (3:00pm EST)

Call for Boston LGBTQIA Artists Post-Gay? is an invitation from the BLAA (a LGBTQIA group committed to providing support, resources, and community to Boston-based artists) to LGBTQIA artists in and around Boston. The exhibition will be at the Distillery Gallery in Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2016 (midnight)

Call to Artists Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Gallery is inviting artists to submit their artwork in any medium for their juried exhibit What Have We Got to Lose? For this exhibit, artists are invited to submit their personal perceptions and impassioned images of what we may lose due to climate change. The jurors are Diana Hampe and Claudia Michael. Entry fee is $15 for up to five images in print format only (not matted or framed) for judging purposes only (minimum size 8”x10”). If selected for the show, all artwork needs to be framed appropriately and ready to hang (meeting quality standards). Email jngoba@massaudubon.org for more information. Submissions can be dropped off in person or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon, MA 02067.
Deadline: February 11, 2016

Image credit: Illustration of dog with camera on tripod with holly in public domain. From grooveefortune.

 

Know Thyself Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

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The first artist selfie by Caterina van Hemessen.

Two Calls from Big Red and Shiny The Editors of the web-based art journal Big Red and Shiny have issued two calls. 1. The journal is seeking previously unpublished submissions from writers, academics, artists, historians, critics, and theorists to create course syllabi for an upcoming series focused on the practice of teaching art. Potential topics include: the pragmatics of being a practicing artist while teaching art; the pedagogical approaches needed for teaching time-¬based or new media work; teaching art in multiple institutional settings; and the experience of being a teaching assistant. Learn more. 2. The journal is seeking previously unpublished, long-form essays, averaging 3000-5000 words, by writers who investigate how art can function. Parallel to these essays is an interest in fostering author-artist collaborations that combine original texts with multimedia contributions (video, audio, photography, animation). Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing for both calls

Staff-Artist Program The Vermont Studio Center’s Staff-Artist Program presents  emerging artists & writers with a unique opportunity to live and work at VSC for one year, engaging fully with the resident community and Visiting Artists and Writers in order to gain professional expertise, build creative community, and emerge with a strong direction in their artistic careers. Learn more.
Deadline: November 14, 2015

Women Poets Entries are now being accepted for the Perugia Press Poetry Prize of $1,000 and publication by Perugia Press. The prize is given annually for a first or second poetry collection by a woman. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2015

Early-Career Poets The Yale University Press is accepting entries for their Yale Series of Younger Poets award,  given annually for a poetry collection by an early-career poet who has not published a full-length book of poetry. Carl Phillips will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2015

Performative Works Proposals Local, national and international artists are invited to submit proposals for performative works to be presented as part of the M:ST 8 Festival in October 2016. They encourage the submission of innovative performances, exhibitions, media, audio and site-specific works, public interventions, workshops, lectures and panel discussion based proposals. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2015 (4:30PM)

Call for Artists ALRI/The VETS Gallery in Providence, RI, is currently accepting entries for their open juried regional theme exhibition, OPPOSITES.
The juror is Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD, Top Award: $1,000. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2015

Call for Artists The Newton Free Library is seeking proposals of two-dimensional, original work by local artists for July-December 2016 shows. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2015 (12 noon)

Public Art The Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston has announced a request for proposals from artists to create engaging public art around the 2016 Chinese Zodiac, Year of the Monkey, as part of an ongoing series in Chinatown Park in downtown Boston. Project budget for this installation is $18,000, and is inclusive of all costs of installation/de-installation, permits, site restoration, and transportation. The selected artist will receive a $4,000 stipend in addition to the project budget. Learn more.
Deadline: December 14, 2015

Of Note: ArtSake’s Creative Space Classifieds lets you find or list creative live/work or work space in Massachusetts. In addition to these classifieds, be sure to check out the creative spaces that are also listed on SpaceFinderMass.org and CreativeGround.org.

Image credit: Self-portrait painting by Caterina van Hemessen 1528-c.1527. In public domain.

Artist Opportunities Goes Undercover

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

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Spying for artist opportunities on the gridiron.

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Photographic Resource Center’s Evidence and Advocacy: SPE Northeast Juried Exhibition. Jurors: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Keynote Speaker, and conference Co-Chairs, Bruce Myren and Camilo Ramirez. Photographers may submit up to five (5) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work, artist statement, and resume. Learn more.
Deadline: September 29, 2015 (11:59pm)

Female Playwrights Entries are now being accepted for the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for female playwrights. Three finalists will be announced by October 20th and will be invited to attend and be recognized at the staged reading of their play in Knoxville, TN. The competition winner will be announced on November 20th and will receive both a cash prize and the Henley Rose Award. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Call to Artists The Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA, has announced a call for an outdoor installation of fibers, textiles, and textures. They are seeking installation pieces that interpret and express the connections, tensions and intricacy of webs, strands and fibers that intersect or underlay our surroundings and the natural environment. Designs could use natural or synthetic materials to connect spaces, mimic nature’s construction, and blend in or contrast with the landscape Learn more.
Deadline: October 4, 2015

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography is currently accepting entries for their Annual Portraits 2016 exhibition with Juror Martha Schneider owner and director of Schneider Gallery, Chicago. All artist interpretations on this theme are encouraged. All capture types and All capture types and photographic processes welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: October 14, 2015 (Midnight MST)

Call for Art The Maker’s Waypost, a new multifunctional creative space in Whitinsville, MA, is currently accepting vendor submissions from all New England based makers and artists to sell work in their uniquely curated handmade boutique. They are a for profit creative business that functions similarly to an artists collective, selling handmade products that attest to the promise of fair profit and a voice for each maker, while maintaining affordability to the consumer. Proposals are also welcome to teach workshops in their community studio space designated for DIY classes, community social events, and local artist talks for the public. Send a brief bio, introduction to your work, and several images or a link to your website. Contact: Cydney Cnossen & Faye Hurley at makerswaypost@gmail.com.
Deadline: October 15, 2015

Poetry Festival Proposals The 2016 Massachusetts Poetry Festival submission period is now open. The festival seeks programming that encompasses the diversity of Massachusetts poets. Within that diversity, they will select the highest quality content and presentation possible. Learn more.
Deadline: October 30, 2015

Image credit: Photograph of mascot Reggie Redbird (1966).

Mapping Technology and Art-Making

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

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The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) hosts a Nonprofit Arts Community of Practice, a place where people working at the intersection of the nonprofit arts sector and technology can share ideas, resources, and anything else that comes to mind.

Next call: September 22, 2015 at 2pm ET

How is mapping technology informing the narrative of art-making and ownership?

Join NTEN’s Nonprofit Arts Community of Practice for a conversation with arts organizations utilizing mapping technology on September 22 at 2pm ET (11am PT).

Learn about how Carnegie Museum of Art makes its provenance accessible and interactive and hear from HowlRound about their New Play Map, establishing new narratives about who theatermakers are and about how new theater and artists get supported.

Panelists
Jamie M. Gahlon, Senior Creative Producer, HowlRound
Neil Kulas, Web & Digital Media Manager, Carnegie Museum of Art
Brad Stephenson, Director of Marketing, Carnegie Museum of Art

Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/ntencommunity

Optional dial in number: 866-853-1888 (No PIN needed)

Learn more about the Community of Practice’s conversations to date.

NTEN Communities of Practice center on themes that reflect both a specific programmatic focus and an ongoing opportunity for growth. They are supported by volunteer community organizers who agree to nurture and ignite conversation and engagement. You do not need to be a member of NTEN to participate.

The NTEN NonProfit Arts Community of Practice is a place to launch discussions, pose questions, share ideas and tools, and interact with others. To participate, create an NTEN profile and join the NonProfit Arts Community of Practice (which includes discussion board, event listings, resource libraries, etc.).

To connect on Twitter, use the hashtag #nptecharts

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