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Major League Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

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Let’s play hardball.

Poets The American Poetry Review is currently accepting entries for their Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize. The prize of $1,000 and publication in American Poetry Review will be given annually for a poem by a poet under the age of 40. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Poets The Academy of American Poets is currently accepting entries for their Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. The prize of $25,000 is given annually for a poetry collection by a living U.S. poet published in the United States during the previous year. Marie Howe, A. Van Jordan, and Donald Revell will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Emerging Writers Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest offers three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Ploughshares for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Writers who have not published a book or chapbook are eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Short Stories Carve Magazine’s Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is currently accepting entries. A prize of $1,000 and publication in Carve Magazine is given annually for a short story. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Art on Paper The Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester MA, seeks work for Printed, Painted, Folded or Torn, a juried exhibition of New England Artists that explores the possibilities and pushes the limits of the use of paper in works of art. Artists working in New England are eligible with work produced within the past 4 years,that has not been shown in Gloucester and will be delivered in person. Application Fee $35/3. Juror: Katherine French, Director Emerita at Danforth Art, Framingham, MA. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Call for Artists The A.I.R. Gallery  is currently accepting entries from self-identified women artists residing outside the New York City area to apply for their National Artists Program. Learn more.
Deadline: June 26, 2015 (11:59PM)

Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship One fellowship is awarded annually by the Harpo Foundation to an emerging visual artist over 25, who demonstrates strong artistic ability and promise, as well as an evolving practice that is at a pivotal moment in its development. Artist fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute that includes a room with private bath; a well-lit studio space; and a $500 travel stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: July 5, 2015

Call for Artists The Northampton Arts Council invites submissions for their 2015 Biennial Exhibition, to be held at Forbes Library’s Hosmer Gallery from October 2 through October 30 2015. The Arts Council Biennial is a juried art show with free entry open to artists from Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties. The theme, Motion-Emotion, can be interpreted freely, and all two and three-dimensional art in any style, as well as video and performance art will be considered. The Arts Council encourages submissions of large three-dimensional and performance weather-tolerant art for the outdoor exhibition space on the Forbes Library lawn. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

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Image credit: Photograph of 19th century baseball player. From the public domain review.

Illuminating Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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She really lights up a room.

Of note: Filmmakers Collaborative is hosting Working with Composers Workshop at Arts at the Armory in Somerville. Composers Roger and Ellen Bruno will talk about the process of creating a score, the choices they make and why, and will demonstrate various ways music can be used to enhance a scene. Non-member fee is $20. Learn more.
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Call for Art and Performance Projects FIGMENT Boston (Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26) welcomes works in every imaginable medium including sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshops, games, experiences, site-specific pieces, social experiments, and anything else you can dream of.  They invite any project that inspires visitors to participate and interact with art. Learn more. Questions, contact bostoncuratorial@figmentproject.org.

Call for Artists The juried indoor markets in Haverhill’s Riverfront Cultural District are seeking artists with high quality original work in a variety of media. Market dates for summer are as follows: May 16, June 27, July 25, Aug 22, Sept 26. For more information, contact HaverhillArtMarket@gmail.com

Call for Art The Springfield Central Cultural District is currently accepting applications for Peep This: Art in Springfield Storefronts. This opportunity allows artists to showcase work in vacant storefronts. This project is designed to reactivate vacant store windows by filling them with artwork and art installations in order to brighten the downtown area, increase foot traffic, and showcase local artists. They seek proposals from visual artists to submit existing works, or proposals for temporary installations to fill empty storefronts. Questions, contact Katy Moonan at katy.moonan@springfielddowntown.com or 413-588-2013. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Photographers The Yeiser Art Center is now accepting submissions for its annual international juried photo exhibition Art Through the Lens formerly known as Paducah Photo. This year’s juror is Sarah Sudhoff, executive director at the Houston Center for Photography. Artists may submit up to 4 photographic images. $2,000 in cash awards will be given. All photo-based imagery created through photographic processes is eligible including non-lens made images. Exhibition dates: June 20 – August 1, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Artist Residency Artists in all media are invited to apply for the 2015 White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) Artist-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the WMNF and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. 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. Learn more.
Deadline Extended: May 1, 2015

Of note: How To Be an Artist and a Parent? is a discussion series put together by Tim Devin and Greg Cook. The events are geared towards creative folks (artists/musicians/you-name-it) who have kids, and are trying to figure out how to juggle it all. Two free events are upcoming: the first will be at the Malden Public Library at 36 Salem Street on Tuesday, May 12th at 7pm and the second will be at 2pm on Saturday May 30th at the Somerville Public Library Main Branch at 79 Highland Ave. Learn more.

Call for Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library presents monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in our two exhibiting spaces, the Gallery and Main Hall. The Library Art Committee meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. Applications are now being accepted for exhibits for the January-June 2016 time period. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015 (12 noon)

Dancers, Choreographers The New England Foundation for the Arts invites the greater Boston Dance Community to learn more about programs and services that they offer. The information session is Monday May 18, 2015, from 9 am-12 noon. This event is free, however space is limited. Learn more and register.

Public Art in Boston The Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture announced a new Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to create a permanent public art installation inclusive of landscape improvements on the grounds of the historic Mather School in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. Artists, designers or teams comprised of an artist and a landscape architect are invited to forward qualifications for this exciting public art and improvement project. The permanent project will be located at the Church Street entrance of the building. Learn more.
Deadline: May 22, 2015 (11:59pm EST)

Call for Artists Entries are now being accepted for the 8th Annual Governors Island Art Fair, New York’s largest independent exhibition. Seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines. Each awarded an exhibition room or large outdoor space in the historic and beautifully dilapidated buildings of Colonels Row. The lines between artwork and its environment are blurred across the lawns and landmark houses of bucolic Governors Island. Founded by 4heads, a group of New York artists, GIAF champions a new art fair model that puts the artists first. Once selected by the 4heads jury, your exhibition space is free. The entire massive event is free to the general public. And as an emerging or established artist, you are free to present your work, your way, at this acclaimed independent art fair in New York City.  Learn more.
Deadline: June 1st, 2015

Writers Residency Program Applications are now being accepted for the Write A House writer’s residency program. The Detroit writers and urban activists who founded the organization in 2012 did so with this goal: To use vocational training to renovate longtime vacant homes and then give away these homes to published, low- or moderate-income writers. Applicants must be willing to engage with the literary community of Detroit. Applicants must be 18 years old or older and U.S. citizens (or permanent resident with a green card) to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: June 5, 2015

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

Visual Artists, Writers, and Music/Song Composers Residency The Willapa Bay AiR in Oysterville, WA, has announced their call for applications.  Submissions accepted May 15- July 31, 2015 for month-long, 2016 residencies (March through September). Learn more. Questions, contact applications@willapabayair.org
Deadline: July 31, 2015

Craft Artists Applications are now being accepted for the Artisans of WMass Fall Craft Show to take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Yankee Candle Co. Healthworks Building in South Deerfield. They are seeking a variety of artists and fine crafters in every genre.  Learn more. Questions, contact Jan Bajgier at jbajgier@comcast.net.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Image credit: Martha Pierre as Candlelight, 1920. From weird vintage. Image in public domain.

Critical Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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Actress and sculptor Frances Rich tries to impress her toughest critic.

Of note: 11th Annual Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, April 25-26, 2015.

Painters Entries are now being accepted for the Washington Art Association’s national juried exhibition the Art of Painting. The juror is painter William Bailey. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2014

Call for Proposals The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs in Atlanta is seeking creative and innovative proposals for public art projects to exhibit in downtown Atlanta during the month of October 2015. It welcomes local, regional, national and international submissions for projects that consider the city of Atlanta as a muse. Artists working in a variety of mediums are encouraged to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Call for Entries Art in Odd Places, located in Orlando, FL, is hosting an open call for artists, performers, and creative types to partake in its first annual Public Art and Performance festival from September 17–20, 2015. All submissions must have a component of their work that features this year’s theme: tone. This event will take place along Magnolia Avenue, and artists must submit work that will engage with the community, architectural landmarks, and neighborhoods. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Art Writers Grant The Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants, ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, issued directly to twenty individual authors a year. The program was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensable contribution to a vital artistic culture. The Arts Writers Grant Program aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. Learn more.
Deadline: May 21, 2015

Filmmakers The Kopkind/Center for Independent Documentaries Film Retreat Seminars is accepting applications. The retreat takes place at Treefrog Farm in Guilford, VT on July 12-19, 2015. Selected participants will bring 20 minutes of finished or in-progress work to share for brainstorming, problem solving, and deep discussion. The seminars are organized by Susi Walsh, Executive Director of CID and John Scagliotti, Emmy Award-winning documentary producer. Learn more.
Deadline: June 2, 2015

Call to Artists The Massachusetts Audubon’s Moose Hill Gallery is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Insects: Miniature Marvels, July- September 2015. Any medium is acceptable. Artists are invited to submit up to 5 photographic prints only (minimum size 8” x 10” up to 11” x 14”, not matted or framed) of your work for judging purposes only. Total Entry fee is $15. If selected for a show, all artwork needs to be framed appropriately and ready to hang (detailed information available upon request). Submissions may be dropped off at the Visitor Center or mailed to Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA 02067. Contact jngoba@massaudubon.org with any questions.
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Emerging Writers Fellowship Buzzfeed is offering a four-month program, starting January 2016, that will provide mentorship and experience to promising future writers. During this fellowship, writers will be involved in pitching, reporting, and writing while also participating in workshops and panel discussions with various editors in the industry. This fellowship hopes to help writers succeed as future freelancers and staff at media organizations. The work that is produced by the fellows will be published by Buzzfeed. The fellows will also receive a $12,000 stipend and will work with the senior editorial staff out of the New York office. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Image credit: Black and white photograph of the actress and sculptor Frances Rich with her cat. From the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Image in the public domain.

Artist Opportunities Blues

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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Of note: East Boston Open Studios, April 25-26, 2015

Creative Space Have a creative space you’d like to list for sale or rental? Looking for a creative work or live/work space to buy/rent? Check out the ArtSake Creative Space Classifieds.

Greater Boston Playwrights The Huntington Theatre Company is accepting applications for the Huntington Playwriting Fellows Program. The program provides a framework for an in-depth two-year artistic conversation and a long-term professional relationship. Meetings will be held bi-weekly. Submit a recent, completed full-length play. To be eligible, writers must be live at least nine months of the year in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Documentary Filmmakers The Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, the longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States, is currently accepting submissions in English or have English subtitles or voiceover narration. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Call to Artists The Nave Gallery Annex (Somerville, MA) invites artists to participate in the exhibition, Survey Without Surveillance. Curated by Arlinda Shtuni. Learn more.
Deadline: May 3, 2015

Underrepresented Voices Duende, the online literary journal of the BFA in Writing program at Goddard College, is open for submissions. Duende welcomes submissions of prose, poetry, hybrid writing, visual art, and collaborations. The journal especially encourages submissions by underrepresented voices, including writers and artists who are LGBT, of color, differently abled, immigrant, working class, youth, elder, and/or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Greater Haverhill Arts Association’s annual open art exhibition (September 12, 10AM-4PM) on Bradford Common (Bradford, MA), rain or shine. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Image credit: From Chicago Blues Guide. Photograph of Mississippi Blues Band, 1982. J.H. Davis, Jr. Mississippi Blues Band is hand written on the van.

Artist Opportunities Kicking Out the Jams

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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Short Stories A prize of $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of the prize issue is given twice yearly for a short story about families of all configurations. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Writers and Playwrites Entries are now being accepted for the Arts & Letters $1,000 prize contest. Disciplines include Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction. Winners are published in their Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 issue. The prize-winning one-act play is produced at the Georgia College campus (usually in March.) Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2015

American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian Artists  The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is accepting applications for the 2015 NACF Artist Fellowship Program. Disciplines include dance, filmmaking, literature, music, traditional arts, and visual arts. Grants of $20,000 will be awarded in recognition of the creativity and expression of exceptional Native artists who have had a significant impact on their discipline.  Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2015 (5 p.m. PST)

Outdoor Sculpture Proposals Art In the Orchard, third biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition in Easthampton, MA, is now accepting proposals. They are looking for large, durable outdoor sculpture which can be displayed on their 120 acre farm setting from August through Halloween. Honorariums total over $6000. Learn more. Questions, contact Jean-Pierre Pasche 413-529-9265 or aio@parkhillorchard.com.
Deadline: April 20, 2015

Project Proposals  The J.M. Kaplan Fund is accepting proposals for the J.M.K. Innovation Prize. The Prize will provide up to three years of support at $50,000 per year, as well as a $25,000 “bank” of funds available for technical assistance or targeted project expenses, making a total award of up to $175,000. The Prize seeks to support inter-disciplinary innovation in the fields of cultural heritage, human rights, the built environment, and the natural environment. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Poetry The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry includes a cash award of $3,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Boston Public Library Children’s Writer-in-Residence Program
The Associates of the Boston Public Library is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Children’s Writer-in-Residence program. The selected applicant will receive a $20,000 stipend and office space at the BPL’s Central Library in Copley Square. He or she must work a minimum of 19 hours per week at the BPL during the nine-month residency (September 2015 through May 2016). Projects eligible for this program are fiction, non-fiction, a script, or poetry, intended for children or young adults. Illustrations may be combined with any of these formats, but are not required. To be eligible, the applicant must be a US citizen and cannot have published more than three books to date. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Image credit: Black and white photograph of swing dancers. Photograph in public domain.

 

Record-Breaking Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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Okay, we’re ready for spring now.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Zea Mays Printmaking Workshops
Creative Capital Online Learning Workshops

Of Note: Assets for Artists is offering free professional development workshops for Massachusetts-based creative entrepreneurs. Sarah Platanitis will teach the workshop Get Press Ready: PR for Artists on April 25 (in Lawrence) and May 2 (in North Adams). Jessica Burko teaches Finding your Message: Branding and Marketing for Visual Artists (in North Adams) on April 9 with select artists participating on April 10 as well. Workshops are free but space is limited. Learn more and apply.
Deadline: March 20, 2015

Call for Artists The Dedham Square Artist Guild is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Casting Shadows (May 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015). Open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre. Learn more.
Deadline: March 29, 2015

Art Exploring Consumerism SIPMA Contemporary has issued a call to artists for I Live Here Now at The Cohen Gallery at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. Art exploring communitarianism, the notion of luxury, globalization and displacement, and other topics related to consumerism are encouraged to submit. All media encouraged. Goggleworks extends over a city block housing 4 galleries and artists residencies, so large scale installations are eligible. Show dates: May 8 – June 14, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2015

Call for Proposals The DownStreet Art Festival 2015 in North Adams is seeking proposals from artists and curators. Proposals can include interactive element, temporary outdoor installations, exhibitions that encourage participation or proposals for works-in-progress that will culminate in a performance or exhibition opening. Learn more.
Deadline: April 5, 2015

Performing Artists Applications are now being accepted for the Somerville art festival ARTBEAT (held on the third weekend in July). Artists and festival goers converge on Davis Square, transforming it into one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals. Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2015

Call to Artists Danforth Art is now accepting submissions for their 2015 annual juried exhibitions. Emerging and established artists in all media are invited to submit work. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2015

Emerging Playwrights The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation and OHenry Productions are encouraging talented playwrights who have not yet achieved commercial success to submit to the Emerging Playwrights Contest. A winning piece will be selected by representatives of DVRF and OHenry Productions and will receive a staged reading in New York City. There is no entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2015

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for EXPOSURE: the 19th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition (June 18-July 26, 2015). Juror: Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Current PRC Individual or Institutional Membership required (valid through July 31, 2015). Photographers may submit up to ten (10) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work, artist statement, and resume. Learn more to apply.
Deadline: April 12, 2015 (before 11:59pm)

Public Art The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, a facility that will combine cancer treatment and cutting-edge research, is seeking artworks for three distinct sites. Total Budget: $342,000 – $362,000. Learn more.
Deadline April 15, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted by the Silvermine Arts Center for their 65th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition (Show Dates: June 6 – July 26, 2015). Open to all media. Learn more.
Deadline: April 24, 2015

Call for Art The Zeitgeist Gallery in Beverly, MA, is currently accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition Love from the Earth – Minerals, Mushrooms & Plants. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2015 (midnight)

Female Artists 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. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Of Note: SpaceFinder Mass is a free directory of arts venues and creative spaces across the state of Massachusetts. Find space for your next performance, special event, class, rehearsal, film shoot and more. A project of Fractured Atlas, The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Image credit: Vintage black and white photograph of snowman from from ofc.book.com

Increasing Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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Portrait of Increase Sumner, the Fifth Governor of Massachusetts, (1797–1799), from the State Library of Massachusetts Flickr page.

Call for Artists Entries are now being accepted by Agora Gallery for their 30th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Accepted mediums include painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Visual Artist Residency The Goetemann Artist Residency in Gloucester, MA is now accepting applications. Venue is accessible by public transportation and offers three terms of 4 weeks each (with a possible 2 week option) from late May through October. Stay includes a private, waterfront live-work studio in a progressive arts community. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Grants for Emerging Fields, Literature, and Performing Arts A reminder that Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. Past awardees include Brian Knep, Eric Gottesman, and Jane Marsching. Learn more.
Deadline: March 2, 2015, 4:00pm EST

SerHacer Grants Available Eligible organizations and schools can apply for new, three-year grants from SerHacer, MCC’s newest initiative in Creative Youth Development. Inspired by El Sistema in Venezuela, SerHacer supports new and existing intensive, ensemble music making as a vehicle for youth development and social change. Learn more. Information sessions will take place at MCC’s offices on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 10am-12pm, and via webinar on Friday, March 13 from 10am-12pm. Register now.
Intent to Apply Deadline: March 15, 2015
Full Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

Massachusetts Artists Brush Art Gallery & Studios in Lowell has issued a call for entries for Massachusetts Artists 2015: A Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Work by the Artists who Live in Massachusetts. The juror will be Joanna Fink, Director, Alpha Gallery, Boston. Exhibition Dates are April 18 – June 6, 2015. Opening Reception: April 25, 2 – 4 pm. Learn more. Contact director@thebrush.org with questions.
Deadline: March 21, 2015 by 4:00 PM

Documentaries Independent Lens is accepting applications for its 2015/2016 season. Applications must include a url address to a secure online screener (e.g. Vimeo) and the password to view your film. This link must remain active until the submissions deadline. Final decisions emailed on or before April 30, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: March 27, 2015

Printmaking Residency Mixit Print Studio in Cambridge, MA, is currently accepting applications for their Summer Residencies. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Marine Environment Art Grant The Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant Rhode Island 2014 is currently accepting applications. 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. Established in 1988 to encourage New England professional visual artists to address the issues of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities. Learn more.
Deadline: May 29, 2015

Image: portrait of Increase Sumner, the Fifth Governor of Massachusetts, (1797–1799), from the State Library of Massachusetts Flickr page.

Snow Vs. Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015


What’s the bigger surprise, New England snowfall totals, or the wealth of upcoming arts deadlines??

Short Story Contest A prize of $1,250, publication by Kore Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a short story of 4,000 to 12,000 words by a female-identified writer. Roxane Gay is the judge. Learn more.
Deadline: February 14, 2015

Photography Submissions are now being accepted for Sohn Fine Art’s 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition in Lenox, MA. The exhibition will be on view at Sohn Fine Art Gallery March 20 – May 3, 2015. Submissions will be judges anonymously by Julia Dixon, Director of Berkshire Creative; Susan Cross, Curator at MASS MOCA; Lisa Dorin, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Williams College Museum of Art. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Choreographers The Somerville Arts Council is seeking companies that create original choreography derived from modern or ballet technique. Applicants are not expected to create “new” work for the submission but rather to submit work they are currently refining. Accepted companies will have the opportunity to workshop this work with David Dorfman. Cheri Opperman, of the National Dance Project at New England Foundation for the Arts, will be their guest curator. Learn more.
Deadline: February 16, 2015

Call for Greater Boston Area Artists Here & There, Boston, is now accepting applications for an eight day mobile gallery event in April. This is a mobile gallery project that is working to bring together different artistic mediums, modes, and artists with a focus on connecting art students and other emerging artists in Boston. Following a theme of collaboration and experimentation Here & There welcomes all submissions. Learn more.
Deadline: February 22, 2015

Filmmakers Central Productions is hosting the 13th Annual Boston Cinema Census at the Somerville Theater in Davis Square on April 2nd. Narrative, documentary and experimental film. Maximum runtime for submissions is 35 minutes. This year, the BCC is only accepting online submissions through the Boston Cinema Census website, or through Withoutabox. Questions about submissions at overduefilms@gmail.com
Deadline: February 28, 2015

Boston Poets The Mayor’s Poetry Program at Boston City Hall has announced a call for poetry. The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture will display selected poems on the walls of city hall. Poets who reside or work in Boston are invited to send in work to help celebrate the city through poetry and to remind people of what a culturally exciting city Boston is to live and work in. Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges will select 20 poems based on strength of both content and style. Submit the following: 3 poems (a maximum of 200 words per poem); one-paragraph summary about the type of work you are presenting; electronic submissions are encouraged. Email or mail completed applications to: John Crowley, Curator/Exhibitions Coordinator, Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, Boston City Hall, Room 802, Boston, Massachusetts 02201. Questions, contact john.crowley@boston.gov
or  617/635-2368.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Call for Environmental Art Entries are now being accepted for Appearances: Provincetown Eco-Arts FestivalArtists, writers and scientists interested in participating need only to fill out the online entry form with their proposal. There are no entry fees. Open to all art forms and indoor as well as outdoor work. The festival takes place in Provincetown on April 24-May 3, 2015. This is a unique opportunity for artists working solo or as a group to create a temporary installation or place sculptural works in a pine grove within the dunes. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2015

Photography The Center for Fine Art Photography is currently accepting entries for the exhibition Black & White 2015. The juror is Roy L. Flukinger.
Learn more.
Deadline: March 18, 2015

Photography Photography Entries are now being accepted for the Griffin Museum of Photography’s 21st Annual Juried Show. The juror is Jim Casper. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. We encourage submitting images from a singular, unified body of work for a cohesive selection for the Juried Exhibition. Artwork selected for gallery exhibition will be limited to a maximum framed size of 30x40in. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Exhibition Proposals The Brookline Arts Center is currently accepting exhibition proposals on a rolling review. The Center’s call for exhibition proposals encourages solo artists and groups of all levels to organize and present a professional exhibition with the guidance and support of our staff. The BAC’s Gallery hosts three to four solo or group proposed exhibitions each calendar year. A panel of jurors consisting of local Brookline artists and professionals will make the exhibition selections. All exhibitions will be approximately one month in length. The placement of the exhibit within the calendar year may be timed to accommodate BAC special events. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling till July 31, 2015

Image credit: Image of Buster Keaton flipping his hat, in the public domain.

Sporting Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Nice catch! But we win! Bring on the Duck boats!

Filmmakers The Earth Port Film Festival is accepting submissions of short environmental films on the theme of creating, discovering, inspiring, catalyzing or documenting environmental action. The festival, now in its fourth year, will be held at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Massachusetts on April 12, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: February 13, 2015

Call to Artists The Nave Gallery is currently accepting entries for their exhibition The Birds and the Bees, curated by Annie Silverman. Learn more
Deadline: February 20, 2015

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Gardner Area League of Artists 2015 Spring Art Show which will be on display March 27-29, 2015 at the Polish American Citizens Club, 171 Kendall Pond Rd W in Gardner, MA. Learn more.
Deadline: February 27, 2015

Call for Panels for 25th International Sculpture Conference The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is seeking panel proposals for the 25th International Sculpture Conference: New Frontiers in Sculpture in Central Arizona in Fall 2015. This conference will feature keynote speakers, panels, and additional break-out sessions. The conference will explore Creative Placemaking; Multi-Disciplinary Artist Led Investigations; Desert as Site: New Earthworks; and other topics in contemporary sculpture. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Grants for Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. Learn more.
Deadline: March 2, 2015, 4:00pm EST

Call to Artists Waterloo Arts is currently accepting entries for their 2015 Waterloo Arts Juried and Members Exhibition.  Over 30 selected works will be exhibited in the Waterloo Arts Gallery and a top prize of $1,000 to be awarded. All selection and cash awards will be made at the discretion of the jurors and will be final. Learn more
Deadline: April 5, 2015

Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library presents monthly art exhibits by regional artists in our Gallery and Main Hall. The library is a state-of-the-art facility which over 15,000 people visit weekly. They are currently seeking submissions of two dimensional, original works by local artists to be exhibited in their galleries for the January-June 2016 time period. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015 at noon

Image credit: Harold Lloyd catching a football. From the film The Freshman.

Artist Opportunities Dreams

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015


Poetry in motion.

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the Unterberg Poetry Center’s “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prizes. 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. Timothy Donnelly, Peter Gizzi, Camille Rankine, Atsuro Riley, and Susan Stewart will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: January 23, 2015

Your friends here at ArtSake want to remind you that The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowships deadline in Film & Video, Music Composition and Photography is next Monday, January 26, 2015.  Learn more.
Deadline: January 26, 2015

New Plays The Munroe Saturday Nights performing arts series, now in its fifth season, is seeking new plays for its upcoming season to present in readings. Works are presented with professional actors and directors all offering their time to help the playwright gain feedback and insight on the script. A moderated audience talk-back session is included in each reading. Some of the playwrights whose works have been included in the series are John Minigan, Joyce Van Dyke, Don Cohen, Deirdre Girard, Merrill Meadow, Melinda Lopez, Judith Boyajian Strang-Waldau, and Mike Poe. We invite your submissions as well. Please send to: Deborah Weiner, Coordinator, Munroe Saturday Nights, and email munroe.Saturday.nights@gmail.com.

Free Workshop for Folk & Traditional Performing Artists Folk and traditional performing artists in New England are invited to learn more about grant programs and services. Whether you perform traditional Cambodian music, Sudanese dance, or are a part of a Native American drum group, join NEFA staff and regional State Arts Agency folk arts staff at this event. At the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), 145 Tremont Street, 8th floor, Boston, MA, February 4, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Learn more.

Call for Art Waterloo Arts invites artists who identify as trans* individuals to submit artwork for inclusion in a group exhibition showcasing work which express compelling narratives regarding gender identity in contemporary society. Artists must identify as a trans* individual and must reside in the USA or Canada. They are looking for artwork which addresses the experience of being trans* or the topic of gender identity more broadly. Sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, mixed media, collage, assemblage, ceramics, fiber art, artist book, – original artwork only. This exhibition cannot accept video, film, performance art, installation and works requiring an external electrical source. Learn more
Deadline: March 25, 2015

Call for Artists The Women’s Caucus for Art, New Hampshire Chapter is currently accepting entries for their show Force of Nature: Exploring the Power of the Feminine, July 6–August 14, 2015, at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery and The Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH. Broadly interpreted, concepts might range from myth and legend to the personal, historical or political. Artwork considering Nature (as in Mother Nature and her natural forces), eco art and ecofeminism are also strongly encouraged. Artists, both male and female, WCA-members and non-members, working individually or collectively are eligible to submit to this call for entry. The juror is Judith Brodsky. Artwork Specifications: Up to three artworks. 2D, 3D, video, installation and performance are acceptable for submission. Detailed proposals for site specific installations, videos and performances will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: March 30, 2015

Image credit: Image: Martin Luther King, Jr. photographed by Marion S. Trikosko, 1964. LC-DIG-ppmsc-01269 from the Library of Congress


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