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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

Sketching Out Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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Artist Residency 360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a free artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency. They also have a personal residency program for artists who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 4 months). Write: 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com for more info.
Deadline: January 18, 2015

Photography The Center for Fine Art Photography has announced their call for entry, Landscapes with juror Chantel Paul, Chantel Paul is the Assistant Curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego, CA. All artist interpretations on this theme are encouraged. All capture types and post-production processes are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: February 11, 2015

Sculptors The Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, has announced a call for artists for their 17th Annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. They are seeking proposals from artists for 2015-2016. Selected artists each receive a $1,000 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Learn more.
Deadline: February 16, 2015

Filmmakers The Provincetown International Film Festival is accepting Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Animated Feature, Short, and Student Short submissions. Films must have been completed after June 1, 2013. Submit using Withoutabox. Submissions considered for audience, jury, and first-time filmmaker awards. Learn more.
Deadline: February 23, 2015

Call for Artist Proposals  The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) invites artists from all disciplines to apply for Fair Verona, three open-air festivals that will transform some of Boston’s most cherished parks and local communities into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. Fair Verona, part of Shakespeare OFF the Common, will encourage participation through interactive outdoor arts activities, build community identity and a sense of place, and help revitalize the local economy. Honorarium will be awarded to the top artists selected for Fair VeronaLearn more. Questions, contact Marissa Friedman, CSC’s Community Engagement Coordinator, at mfriedman@commshakes.org.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Residencies for Artists, Scientists, Writers Applications are now being accepted for PLAYA’s artist residencies in south central Oregon. They offer seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural community. Residencies are open to artists, scientists, naturalists, and individuals engaged in forms of creative research. Learn more.
Deadline: of March 1, 2015

Creative Writing Fellowships The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. The NEA Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. These guidelines are for fellowships in prose. You may apply only once each year. If you have questions about your application, please contact the Literature staff at 202/682-5034 or LitFellowships@arts.gov. Learn more.
Deadline: March 11, 2015

Printmakers The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is currently accepting entries for the 10th Biennial International Print Exhibition. Work can not exceed 4″ square. Learn more.
Deadline: March 14, 2015

Image credit: Illustration of child drawing on a wall from The Nursery, A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers Vol XIII – No. 4, a children’s magazine published in 1873.

 

Artist Opportunities On the Skids

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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It’s all downhill from here.

Short Stories The Ruth Hindman Foundation, H. E. Francis Short Story Competition is currently accepting submissions. A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships Applications are now being accepted for the MCC’s Artist Fellowships in Film & Video, Music Composition and Photography. Learn more
Deadline: January 26, 2015

Artist Residencies in Japan Artists in a range of disciplines can apply for United States/Japan Creative Artists Residencies, to live in Japan for 3-5 months and pursue creative projects. Each residency also includes a travel grant of up to $2,000 and a monthly stipend of $20,000 for living expenses, housing, and professional support. Past recipients include Patrick Donnelly. Learn more.
Deadline: February 2, 2015

Short Plays The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (August 3-9, 2015; New York, NY)  is now accepting submissions. Playwrights (not published with Samuel French Inc. or any other major theatrical publisher) are welcome to submit up to 3 plays, each running 10-30 minutes in length. Learn more.
Deadline: February 14, 2015 (11:59pm E.S.T.)

Call for Art Intelligent Objects is an open call for those artworks that act as independent agents and explore the cross-section of analog and digital media. In this age of the internet of things, where our toasters communicate over the internet and robots vacuum our floors, this exhibition explores those artistic objects or their 2D and 3D representations which appear to be responsive to our existence, or at least demand an empathy if not an emotion, that we give to sentient beings. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Photographers  CAMERA USA 2015 is currently accepting entries for their national juried show. Open to photographers taking photographs in the USA. Submit one photograph online for a bricks and mortar exhibition in Naples, FL. $5,000 award for one photographer. The jurors are Harry Benson, Award Winning International Photojournalist; Patty Carroll, Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Ariel Shanberg, Executive Director of the Center of Photography at Woodstock. Learn more. Questions, contact jack.obrien@naplesart.org
Deadline: March 18, 2015

Call for Artists The Attleboro Arts Museum is currently accepting entries for their national juried exhibition Possesions: Prized and Otherwise. Open to all mediums, interpretations and sizes. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Image credit: Painting of people tobogganing by Henry Sandham.

Artist Opportunities Peep Show

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Choreographers Intimations Dance hosts the annual National Choreography Month (NACHMO) showing every February, showcasing new dance work created in the month of January for NACHMO. In the past two years, over 30 choreographers have participated in creating and presenting new dance work. Learn more.
Deadline: December 20, 2014

Latino Playwrights The Arizona Theatre Company is seeking submissions for 2015 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 ATC artistic staff. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2014 (postmark)

Ten-Minute Plays CulturalDC has announced the Source Festival 2015 open-call for 10-minute play submissions. The Festival runs from June 5-28, 2015 and, in addition to other programming, will produce 18 10-minute plays. Playwrights are asked to submit 10-minute plays related to one of the following themes: Science & Soulmates, Mistakes & Media, Love & Botany. Learn more.
Deadline: January 6, 2015

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Artist Residencies Provincetown Community Compact is accepting applications for the Dune Shack Residencies in Cape Cod National Seashore, April through November. Weekly stays for artists, writers and the public; 3 three-week residencies for a visual artist, one with a $500 fellowship. Learn more.
Deadline January 15, 2015

Desert Writers The Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers Award is a prize of $3,000, given to a creative nonfiction writer who uses the desert landscape, ecosystem, geography, history, and/or experience as the foundation and inspiration for their literary project. Proposed projects should include creative time spent in a desert environment. Past recipients include Sarah Stewart Johnson and Michelle Lanzoni. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Call to Artists Build Peace in currently accepting proposals for work  to coincide with their second Build Peace conference will take place on April 25 and 26, 2015 in Nicosia, Cyprus. The following media are accepted: visual 2D and 3D, sculpture, mixed media, film, new media, theatrical and performance, of individual artists or collaborative works. Works can be thematic or site-specific. Their venues include interior and exterior spaces and small public plazas directly abutting the UN checkpoint crossing between North and South Nicosia at Ledras Street / Locmaji. Build Peace has $4,000 to distribute for multiple, small awards, and more funding may become available as the conference date approaches. Learn more.
Deadline: January 16 2015

Printmaking Residency Zea Mays Printmaking is offering a subsidized fellowship for a 2-week residency in their printmaking studio to one printmaker who demonstrates artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the intention of future achievement in the field of solvent-free printmaking. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2015

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Image credit: 19th century diorama presents a perspective view of the Ludwig Canal, named after King Ludwig I of Bavaria and constructed in 1836-46 according to the designs of Baron Heinrich von Pechmann. From the collection of the Getty Museum.

Breathe Easy Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

PUBLISHED by catsmob.com

Take a deep breath and dive into these artist opportunities.

Call for Art Gallery 263, Cambridge is now accepting entries for Chroma, a national juried exhibition of work on hue saturation and value, selected by Lynda Schlosberg (Boston-based artist, Kingston Gallery). Open to all US residents. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. Work in all media is encouraged.  Learn more.
Deadline: December 7, 2014

LGBT Writers Submissions for the Publishing Triangle’s Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry; Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry; Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction; and Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction; as well as for the Ferro-Grumley Literary Award for LGBT fiction are now open. Learn more.
Deadline: December 9, 2014

Art & Handmade Goods Space is available for Somerville’s upcoming Saturday Local Artist Markets (SLAM) in December. SLAM provides a venue for local artists to exhibit & sell their work & an opportunity for shoppers to find a wide variety of art & handmade goods in one location. All media is considered. Entry fee. Questions, contact marykeane55@hotmail.comLearn more.

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the 6th National Juried Photography Exhibit Of Memory, Bone & Myth, organized by The University of North Dakota’s Department of Art & Design. This year’s juror is Tom Young. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2014

Poetry New American Press is currently accepting submissions for their 2015 New American Poetry Prize. The winning manuscript will be published, and its author awarded $1,000. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2014

Residencies for Visual Artists & Writers with Spinal Cord Injury The Alliance of Artists Communities has announced that applications are now available for the 2015 Creative Access residency awards. The program provides visual artists and writers living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) a month-long, funded studio residency. The program is open to all visual artists and writers living with Spinal Cord Injury in the United States and Canada. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Breath of Spring Exhibit at Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, MA. Learn more.
Deadline:  January 23, 2015 (midnight EST)

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Animals in Action Online Photography Exhibit sponsored by Photography Center of Cape Cod. Learn more.
Deadline: January 30, 2015 (midnight EST)

Temporary Public Art Submissions for temporary public art in Spy Pond Park, Arlington are now being accepted. This juried exhibition, sponsored by Arlington Recreation and Arlington Public Art, is open to all artists 18 years or older producing temporary public art installations suitable for three week outdoor and public exposure. Artists are encouraged to explore the history of this pond and surrounding area for ideas. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Artist Opportunities Headliners

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Dewey Defeats Truman

The votes are in: Artist Opportunities for President.

Call for Art The Dedham Square Artist Guild is currently accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition Word. Open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. Learn more
Deadline: September 19, 2014

Artist Fellowships Applications are now being accepted for Guggenheim Fellowships, for advanced professionals in all fields, including the creative arts (in the field of performing arts, artists must perform their own original material to be eligible), to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Grants are to individuals only (but are not available to students) and have been averaging $43,200. Learn more.
Deadline: September 19, 2014

Short Fiction Collections The Moon City Short Fiction Award is for an original collection of short fiction written originally in English by a single or collaborative author. Individual pieces in the collection may be published in periodicals, but not yet collected and published in full-length manuscript form. Entries may include short shorts, short fiction, and/or up to one novella. Prize of $1000 and publication by Moon City Press. Manuscripts should fall between 30,000 and 65,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014

Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library is currently accepting proposals for monthly exhibits of 2-dimensional, original work by regional artists for July–December 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: October 24, 2014

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Photography Center of Cape Cod’s next online photography contest, Reflections, with $475 worth of available prizes. The best submissions will be featured in an online image gallery with cash prizes available for first, second and two honorable mentions. Any interpretation will be considered. Learn more
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Female-Identified Filmmakers Women Action Media’s Boston Film Festival (WAM)Boston is seeking submissions in all genres for a film festival centered on films by and about women. All subjects are welcome — drama, comedy, documentary, experimental, short and feature length alike. The film must be directed and/or produced by a female-identified filmmaker. Learn more.
Deadline: November 7, 2014

Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art Applications are now being accepted from A Blade of Grass for one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives. Fellowships pair project support of $20,000 with strategic support, assessment tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists. Learn more.
Deadline: November 24, 2014

Portraits The National Portrait Gallery has issued a call for entries for The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016. The work entered should be understood as a portrait in the broadest sense. It may be a traditional, representational work or it may be a more experimental or conceptual portrait, but it must be based on the artist’s direct contact with any living individual(s). Self-portraits will be accepted. Entries will be accepted in all visual arts media including but not restricted to: painting, drawing and watercolor, sculpture, weaving, ceramics, photography, prints, video, film, performance, and digital or time-based media. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2014

Artist Residency The Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) offers  1-month retreats for creative writers of all types. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: Photograph Harry Truman holding newspaper that reads Dewey Defeats Truman from the Library of Congress.

Get Your Vote On

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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The Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) has done a lot of homework on your behalf. MALC sent candidates in the upcoming primary election questionnaires regarding their platforms and policies around the arts (MALC doesn’t endorse candidates for office). See how the candidates, in their own words, consider the arts as it relates to the office they seek to hold. Remember to vote Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

Attorney General primary race

Treasurer primary race

Lt. Governor primary race

State District primary races

Federal primary races

Governor primary race

Unsure of where to vote? Find your polling place here.

Image credit: Black and white photo of suffragettes in the public domain.

 


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