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Artist Opportunities Goes Undercover

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015


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
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

From the Smithsonian Libraries Tumblr

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.

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:

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

Image: gif from the Smithsonian Libraries Tumblr.

Artist Opportunities Madness

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Of Note: MCC Artist Fellowships in Drawing & Printmaking, Poetry and Traditional Arts. Deadline: October 5, 2015

Prestigious Fellowships The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships — Fellowships of approximately $50,000 each are awarded annually to creative individuals in a variety of disciplines on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise. Learn more.
Deadline: September 18, 2015

Filmmakers Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Learn more.
Deadline: Short Films, September 21, 2015
Deadline: Feature Films: September 28, 2015

Fellowships in the Creative Arts The Harvard University Radcliffe Institute Fellowships awards fellowships of $75,000 each, office space at the Radcliffe Institute, and access to the libraries at Harvard University. The fellowships are given annually to artists in a variety of disciplines to allow them to pursue creative projects. Fellows are expected to reside in Boston during the fellowship period, which lasts from September through May. Graduate students are not eligible to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: September 24, 2015

Greater Amherst/Pioneer Valley Writers Calling all writers in the Greater Amherst/Pioneer Valley region.  Luminarium’s “Amherst Storybook Project” is in its final stage. Using artwork from local artists, the company has created 12 fanciful images for a new children’s storybook. Writers are asked to choose an image, and write a poem or short story inspired by the scene. Submissions are free. Writers may submit as many entries as they wish. Learn more about the project as a whole; view the 12 images; and to submit your writing. One submission per image will ultimately be chosen to be printed alongside the artwork in the final book, which will debut at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on November 8th.
Deadline: September 25, 2015 (5:00 pm)

Residency Fellowships The Vermont Studio Center has announced 40+ fellowship awards for visual artists and writers. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Call for Science Inspired Artwork Ann Street Gallery is currently accepting submissions for science inspired artwork from artist-scientists and scientist-artists in all medium for a curated group exhibition. They are interested in contemporary artworks that blur the boundaries between the two disciplines and those that result in a fusion of art and science together. No submission fee, open to all media. Digital Submission Requirements: send up to 5 jpegs @ 72 dpi to Include on each image: artist name, title, size, medium, date for each piece.
Deadline: October 9, 2015

Call to Artists ArcWorks invites artists from Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire to submit works for consideration to the juried exhibit Artsy Autumn. 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 is October 9, 2015
Deadline: Hand-carried submission is Wednesday, October 14, 2015 (2pm – 7pm)

Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship Applications are now being accepted for the Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship, which focuses on individuals living and/or working in Roxbury and surrounding neighborhoods. Candidates for this program may include visual artists (e.g. public artists, photographers, painters, etc), graphic designers, writers, musicians, craftspersons and artisans, etc. Learn more.
Deadline: October 16, 2015

Image credit: Actor Colin Clive, from the 1931 film Frankenstein. Original story by Mary Shelley.

Artist Opportunities Goes Back to School

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015


Poetry on the T MassPoetry is accepting open submissions for poetry to be featured on MBTA trains in December 2015 as part of its Poetry on the T program. Two spots will be open for a poem by any Massachusetts resident, while one spot will be reserved for a Massachusetts middle or high school student. Learn more.
Deadline: September 28, 2015

Visual Artists Business Grant The Clark Hulings Fund 2015 Business Accelerator Grant is now accepting applications. The fund offers targeted financial assistance and business support to professional visual artists to help them boost their careers and succeed as managers of their art businesses. Applicants must detail exactly how the grant would help them undertake, improve, or expand a specific project. Examples of activities covered by the grant include mounting, casting, creating marketing materials, and transporting work to an exhibition. The fund does not support performance, literary or commercial work. Winners and finalists announced in November 2015. Amount:Two $5,000 grants (no fiscal sponsorship required). Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2015

Call to Artists The Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville has announced a call for entries for the exhibition Predictions: Responding to Environmental Issues.  They want submissions that address a range of environmental issues including: conservation of “place,” sustainability of ecosystems, and topics related to global warming. Work that explores a variety of approaches, such as aesthetic expression of the sublime, activist design, documentary exploration, and/or choice of “harvested” materials will be considered. All media accepted. Curated by Kathy Desmond. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2015

Jazz Musicians Applications are now being accepted for the Presenter Consortium for Jazz which provides support to consortiums of three U. S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (consisting of 2-10 musicians each) to perform at each presenter’s venue. Learn more.
Deadline: October 30, 2015

Translation of Prose, Poetry, Drama Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. Grants are for $12,500 or $25,000. Award amounts are determined by the NEA. Learn more.
Deadline: December 8, 2015

Exhibition Proposals The The Newton Free Library presents monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in their two exhibiting spaces, the Gallery and Main Hall. They are a state-of-the-art facility visited by more than 13,000 people weekly. The Library Art Committee meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. Applications are now being accepted for exhibits for the July-December 2016 time period. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2015 (12 noon)

The Bitter Tears of Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015


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 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

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


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
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: 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

Bathing girls catch mermaid on California Beach, 1933

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

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
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


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
Deadline:  July 19, 2015  (11:59pm)

Event Proposals ArtWeek Boston is now accepting event proposals. (Sept 25 – Oct 4). Visit 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 ( 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


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 :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 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
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.