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The Artist Opportunities Inkwell

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Call for Artwork The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston is seeking artwork of extraordinary quality to show in prominent corporate exhibitions in the Boston area. Honoraria is offered for works accepted in the exhibit. Artists can submit up to ten works for review using our online form. Learn more. Questions? Contact Lia O’Donnell at

Call to Student Artists Hey all you young dudes, carry the news, the Harbor Gallery at UMass Boston is proud to present the second annual Young Boston Artists juried exhibition, yBos 2. Work accepted can be 2D and 3D work. Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or have been enrolled in one or graduated from one within the last two years (not before Fall 2011). Learn more.
Deadline: October 21, 2013 (midnight)

Playwrights The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT is now accepting scripts for development during the 2014 National Playwrights Conference. Those selected are awarded residency with a stipend, housing, meals, and transportation for July 2014 to support an intensive rehearsal process and two script-in-hand public readings. Unproduced plays of any length or genre are eligible to submit, with a $35 fee. Learn more.
Deadline: October 25, 2013

Call for Art The Belmont Gallery of Art is currently accepting submissions for the open juried show “Inspired by Winslow Homer.” Learn more.
Deadline: October 27, 1-4 p.m

Call for Art The Golden Thread Gallery in West Hartford, CT, is accepting entries for their exhibition Light. Learn more.
Deadline: October 29, 2013

LGBT Filmmakers The Frameline Film and Video Completion Fund provides grants of up to $5,000 to emerging and established lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender filmmakers. Projects must be about LGBT people and their communities; any film or video format of any length and genre is eligible. Applicant must have creative and financial control of project; students may apply as long as they maintain control. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2013

Women Filmmakers The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is seeking films that were either produced, directed, written, or edited by women. The following categories are accepted: Narrative Feature (50+ minutes), Narrative Short (49 minutes or less), Documentary Feature (50+ minutes), Documentary Short (49 minutes or less), Reel girls, Real women (student film about girls issues), Family films (suitable for all ages), Music Video (between 3-5 minutes, with a “G” or “PG” rating). Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2013

Encaustic Art The Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville, MA, invites artists to participate in their juried exhibition 65°: An Exhibition of Contemporary Encaustic Art. 65° Centigrade is the approximate melting point for beeswax, the material used by many encaustic artists. This exhibition highlights the variety of techniques, materials and subject matter being used by today’s wax artists. Both 2D and 3D work will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: November 2, 2013

Cartoonists The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the second annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. The two award categories for the Cartoonist Studio Prize are Graphic Novel of the Year and Web Comic of the Year, awarded $1,000 each. In addition, this year award sponsor Copic is providing each winner with $250 of art supplies. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2013

Image credit: From Max Fleischer’s Bubbles, part of his Out of the Inkwell series.

Bottled Up Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Uncork these opportunities and apply!

Math/Science Art The Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville is accepting entries to Peer-Reviewed Submissions, a show of works with mathematical or scientific themes in all media. Academic rigor is not required. The curators will be Elisabeth Nicula & Ted Ollier. Open to all artists. Learn more.
Deadline: October 5, 2013

Drawing, Poetry and Traditional Arts fellowships Applications for the MCC Artist Fellowships (hey that’s us at ArtSake!!!) for Drawing (includes printmaking), Poetry, and Traditional Arts fellowships are now being accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: October 7, 2013

Printmakers Residency Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute. Residency applications are accepted online three times per year. Artists who apply for residency should be familiar with at least one of the media offered at Kala. Considerations for acceptance are conceptual creativity and technical knowledge. Kala encourages use of both traditional and new technologies, and their admixture. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2013

Lanterns as Art True North Gallery is seeking submissions for Lighting the Night: The Lantern As Art, a group exhibition that will run from Saturday, November 16, 2013 until Saturday, January 11, 2014. Free-standing, 3-D work based on the idea of the lantern (should be able to hold and carry light), including clay, wood, stone, glass, metal, fiber, and mixed media, are encouraged. Send jpg images; check guidelines for full instructions. Learn more.
Deadline: October 28, 2013

Creative Nonfiction  Entries are now being accepted for the Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest. A prize of $1,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction is given annually for an essay on a theme. This year’s theme is “Mistakes.” The editors will judge. Submit an essay of up to 4,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($25 to receive a yearlong subscription). All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2013

Performing Artist Grants USArtists International provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at significant international festivals anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Performances must be taking place between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: December 6, 2013

Exhibition/Event Proposals Sought  The Howard Art Project in Dorchester has an open call for proposals at all times. If you are interested in holding an event or curating an exhibition at the Howard Art Project,  send them a proposal outlining what you would like to do and when. They are interested work by local artists who are doing exciting and socially minded projects, work that exists outside the boundaries of the typical gallery, and the work of students and emerging artists, but  are open-minded about all proposals. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling submissions

Artist Opportunities Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Arts Workshops Proposals Artists are invited to share your arts expertise with students (ages 8-18) through the ArtsNashoba Regional Arts Center. On an ongoing basis, they are seeking proposals for workshops and classes that deliver relevant and thought-provoking information, concepts and experiences to youth in the artistic disciplines of Theatre, Music, Dance and Visual Arts. For more information contact JulieAnn Govang, Executive Director, ArtsNashoba at
Deadline: Ongoing

Arts Fellowships Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually to artists in literature, visual arts, music composition, photography, film, video, and choreography who are residents of the United States and Canada on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise. The awards vary in amount but in the past have ranged from $30,000 to $40,000 each. Learn more.
Deadline: September 19, 2013

Works on Paper ArtsWorcester calls for submissions of two-dimensional artwork for a juried exhibit, Works on Paper/Works of Paper. First, Second, and Third Prize will be awarded, with cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 respectively. Submit up to three works on paper, in any medium, including ink, graphite, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, collage, and encaustic. Learn more.
Deadline: September 23, 2013

Artist Residency The Bemis Center is accepting applications for 3 month residencies featuring $750 monthly stipends, staff support, live/work studios and 24 hour access to facilities. Each artist is provided with a generously sized 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. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2013

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry. A prize of $2,000, publication by Anhinga Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2013

Public Art Commission The Vermont Arts Council is currently looking for artists to submit their qualifications for public art opportunities at the Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital in Berlin, Vermont. The selected “Lead Artist” will be awarded a $5,000 planning and design contract. Once the design is complete, $35,000 will be available for the fabrication and installation of the aesthetic treatments. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2013

Vermont Studio Center Residency Fellowships There are numerous fellowship opportunities for residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. The Clowes Fund Fellowship offers four fellowships, one each for visual artists currently living in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Indiana and Washington. Each award includes a $400 travel stipend. Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) offers a special fellowship opportunity for New England visual artists over the age of 35 with demonstrable financial need. Learn more about these and other VSC fellowships.
Deadline: October 1, 2013

Call to Artists Kingston Gallery in Boston invites artists to apply for their Associate Membership category. This invitational group of ten is selected by the membership to expand the Gallery’s contact with artists and to encourage new art. Associate Members pay reduced annual dues ($450/year) and participate in many Kingston gallery activities. As a group, they organize, curate, install and staff the Associates’ annual exhibition every August. Learn more. Questions, contact Linda Leslie Brown, Associate Members’ Liaison at
Deadline: October 15, 2013

Poetry Submissions are now being accepted for the Sixth Massachusetts Poetry Festival (May 2–4, 2014) in Salem. Learn more.
Deadline: October 30, 2013

Choreographers Jacob’s Pillow Dance is now accepting applications for the 2014 Festival’s Inside/Out free performance series. Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6:15–7pm throughout the annual Festival. The Inside/Out series is free and open to the public, including contemporary dance theatre to ballet to hip-hop and culturally specific forms. It is a venue geared especially toward educating audiences about dance in a relatively informal way, and giving the opportunity to all people, regardless of their financial means, to experience dance. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2013

Image credit: Photograph of actor by Matthew Brady. National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.), ca. 1860 – ca. 1865.

Artist Opportunities Fur You

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

There’s plenty to go around for everyone.

Choreographers AS220/95 Empire Dance Works in Process (Providence, RI) are looking for merging and established choreographers to show work at various stages of development in an informal setting. All styles welcome! Participating artists will have the opportunity to ask the audience specific questions and will receive written feedback from audience members following the showing. Dance Works in Process is a non-curated event and applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. A $15 non-refundable registration fee is payable by cash or check made out to AS220. Contact for more information or an application.

Choreographers The application deadline for the aMaSSiT co-mentoring Lab has been extended. The mentors will include Diane Arvanites, Brian Feginbaum, Tommy Neblett and Peter DiMuro. aMaSSiT is a choreographic/production laboratory and is open to those interested in choreographing, performing, production, producing, pr/marketing and audience engagement. Learn more.
Deadline: September 13, 2013 (5pm)

Photographers Yankee Magazine is accepting entries for their 2013 My New England photography contest. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2013 (4:00 P.M.)

Call for Public Artists The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is seeking artists interested in planning, designing, and creating public art for the BCA plaza. This project will provide the unique opportunity to create permanent outdoor artworks in the vibrant South End art community. Request for Qualifications for a $20,000 Public Art Planning Grant are now being accepted. The estimated project commission is $150,000 – 200,000. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2013

Visual Artists The Nave Gallery (Somerville, MA) invites artists to participate in the juried exhibition Reliquary. Briefly stated, a reliquary is a container that holds or displays something sacred. Artwork is sought that plays on the concepts of enclosure, concealment, display, sacred and/or profane. Ties to the concept of home or shelter are encouraged. Visual artists working in all 2-D and 3-D media (including video and installation) are accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: October 4, 2013

MCC Drawing, Poetry, Traditional Arts Fellowships Applications for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowship program (that’s us here at ArtSake) are now being accepted from Massachusetts residents only for drawing, poetry and traditional arts. Fellows awards are $10,000 and finalists awards are $500. Learn more.
Deadline: October 7, 2013

Encaustic Artists MassWax, the Massachusetts chapter of International Encaustic Artists (IEA), has announced a call for entries for ONE X ONE: A Tribute to the Human Spirit, on the theme of what constitutes the human spirit (the exhibition is inspired by the tragic events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon). Artists are asked to submit 1′X1′ artwork panels, using encaustic as their primary medium. Panels will be selected for individual display and/or inclusion in a collective installation, at Athan’s European Bakery & Café in Brookline. Submit up to three JPEGs. Find full call details and submission instructions.
Deadline: October 11, 2013

Local Cultural Council Grants Applicants may apply to the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s LCC Program for funding for artist projects or other cultural activities, based on local priorities and needs. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2013

Of Note The Digital Public Library’s DPLAfest 2013 — a two-day series of events free and open to the public — will include a reception at the Boston Public Library on the evening of Thursday, October 24 (the reception had been originally planned for April 18, 2013, but was postponed in light of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings on April 15). On Friday, October 25, participants will gather at Northeastern University and the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) for a full day of workshops, discussions, and other hands-on activities. Registration is now open. Learn more.

Super Smooth Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Avoid a close shave and apply on time!

Of Note Attend the first ever Greater Boston Theatre Expo at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, Tuesday, September 10, 5:30-7:30 PM. Over 50 theatre companies will participate in the Expo-style event, sharing information and special offers about the upcoming theatre season in the Greater Boston area. The event is free, but RSVP is encouraged.

Artist Residency The SPACE-run art center, The White Building, and Eyebeam are seeking applications from artists, engineers, designers, and creative technologists interested in being the inaugural resident in their joint residency program. The purpose of residency is to support creation of new work. Learn more.
Deadline: September 13, 2013

Women Writers Proposals are now being accepted for the 2014 Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. They are looking for proposals for vibrant, inspiring readings, lectures, workshops, performances, and screenings of, by and for women writers from the Berkshires and environs. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2013

Craft Artists 2014 Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Awards encourage and support the work of New England craft artists who demonstrate a mastery of their media and create original and innovative work. A panel of jurors will select three artists to receive a $3,000 cash award; winners will participate in a group exhibition at SAC’s Newbury Street gallery from May to July 2014. The awards are open to craft artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, or mixed media. Learn more.
Deadline: September 25, 2013

Call for Artists Ancestors, Guardians and Guides: A Visual Arts and Writers’ Exhibition at the Charles Sumner School Museum, Washington, DC, is currently accepting entries. Open to all artists and accepts submissions from painters, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, muralists, installation and new media artists. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2013

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. We 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 2014 time period. Learn more.
Deadline: October 25, 2013 (12:00 p.m.)

10-Minute Plays The Boston Playwrights Theatre is accepting entries for their annual Boston Theatre Marathon. All scripts must play under 10-minutes and have a ten pages maximum. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2013

 Image: vintage Gillette Safety Razor ad from 1907.

Artist Opportunities in Harmony

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Again from the top fellas. And once more with feeling. Darn those bass clef notes.

Performing Artists USArtists International provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at significant international festivals anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. The application deadline for the first of three grant rounds of the 2014 program is Friday, September 6, 2013 for projects taking place between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: September 6, 2013

Film & Media Artist-in-Residence The Banff Centre’s Film & Media Artist-in-Residence program provides a rich, well-supported environment for professional development for artists in digital film and media, audio, research, and photography. Residencies are ideal for individuals and teams who want time and space to create new works, research innovative ideas, and experiment with different techniques and modes of production. Projects in all stages, from experimentation to production and post-production, are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: September 6, 2013

Call to Artists & Writers Gallery X in New Bedford is asking you to share your utopic/dystopic dreams and nightmares in art and writing during Utopia/Dystopia, an exhibition of art and the written word. The curators are Lori Bradley and Nik Ukleja. Learn more.
Drop-off: September 11 – 15 during gallery hours: Wed. – Fri. 11am-5pm; Sat & Sun. 11am – 3pm

Poets The Permafrost Book Prize in Poetry offers publication of a book length collection of poems, $1000, and distribution through University of Alaska Press. Final judge for this contest will be Heid E. Erdich. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2013

Call to Artists The Artist Project is a collaboration between an experienced artist, the Museum of Fine Arts, and eight after-school community organizations in the Boston area. The program is designed to engage children in the art-making process under the guidance of an artist. Drawing inspiration from the MFA’s collection, the selected artist plans and leads an art project with children between the ages of six and twelve. The final product is a collaborative work of art reflecting the voices and ideas of participating children, and is exhibited in the Edward H. Linde Gallery in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA. Learn more.
Deadline: January 17, 2014 (postmark)

Image credit: Carl Reichert. The Kittens Recital. 1908.

Plucky Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Move over Rover and let Jimi take over…

Photographers Photo Nights Boston is currently accepting entries from photographers for the Photorama event in which images will be projected on the walls of the Cyclorama building at the Boston Center for the Arts. Learn more.
Deadline: August 29, 2013

Short Stories Glimmer Train Press is currently accepting entries for their Short Story Award for New Writers. A prize of $1,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given quarterly for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not been published in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Submit a story of up to 12,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2013

Call for Art The Dedham Square Artist Guild invites Eastern Massachusetts artists working in all mediums to submit work created while considering the idea of “making waves.” Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: September 10, 2013

Photographers The Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo are currently accepting entries for the 2013 PhotoBook Awards. All shortlisted titles will be featured in the forthcoming issue of the PhotoBook Review and exhibited at Paris Photo in November. Learn more.
Deadline: September 13, 2013

Original Shorts Production Grants In 2013, as part of its mission to foster the development of community media and art, Northampton Community Television will award grants for the production of original short works. There are three categories – original narrative ($2000), original documentary ($2000), and original under 17 ($1000). To qualify you must reside, work, or go to school in Northampton. While it is expected that most short films will be between 5-10 minutes in length, you are not limited to these parameters. For more information contact or 413-587-3550.

American Playwrights of Middle Eastern Descent Middle East America: A National New Plays Initiative provides an American playwright of Middle Eastern descent with a $10,000 Fellowship; intensive developmental support from the three collaborating companies: Lark Play Development Center, Silk Road Rising Theatre Project and Golden Thread Productions; and a possible production at Golden Thread Productions and/or Silk Road Rising. Applications will be accepted beginning September 3, 2013. Winner announced May 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2013.

Image credit: Unknown maker, American (daguerreotypist) , [Chinese Woman with a Mandolin], American, 1860, Daguerreotype, hand-colored, 1/4 plate Image: 3 9/16 x 2 9/16 in. From the Getty Museum collection.

Artist Opportunities for Domesticated Mammals

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Call to Artists SOHO2O Gallery Chelsea, a non-profit artist run gallery promoting the work of women artists since 1973 through gallery exhibitions and public programming, is currently accepting entries for a non-juried exhibition, Women in Charge!, open to both men and women artists working in all media. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2013 (midnight)

One Act Plays The Manhattan Repertory Theatre is currently accepting one act plays for their fall competition. They are seeking fully produced one act plays (cast, directed and ready to perform) 7 minutes to 25 minutes in length. First Prize for Best Play: $1000. Learn more.
Deadline: June 17, 2013 (midnight)

Call for Artists The Governors Island Art Fair in New York is seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines (painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound, performance art, and more) to apply for the Governors Island Art. Fair Dates: Every Full Weekend in September 2013. Learn more.
Deadline: June 24, 2013

Short Fiction Collection The University of Pittsburgh Press is currently accepting entries for the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, a $15,000 award as well as publication by University of Pittsburgh Press, for a collection of short fiction. Open to writers who have published a book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed magazines or literary journals. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2013

Call for Art Online submissions are now being accepted for the FLASH ART show at Arsenal Center for the Arts, in Watertown. Participating artists will reach an audience of over 11,000 members, visitors, and supporters. Arsenal Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary art center that serves both local and larger Boston communities through extensive programming in education, performance, exhibition in the visual and performing arts. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2013

Photographers Photography Center of Cape Cod and the Coast Guard Heritage Museum present an open juried exhibit and sale to be hung on the grounds of the Coast Guard Heritage Museum on Route 6A in Barnstable Village, August 2-4, 2013. The exhibit honors the 223rd anniversary of the Coast Guard. Photographs may depict: the Coast Guard, life-saving, lighthouses, or old seafarers of the Cape and Islands. Learn more.
Deadline: July 8, 2013

Call for Art The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston is seeking artwork of extraordinary quality to show in prominent corporate exhibitions in the Boston area. The duration of the exhibit will range from 6-12 months. Large scale works (greater than 5′ x 5′) are especially needed for high visibility placement. Honoraria is offered for works accepted in the exhibit. Artists can submit up to ten works for review using an online form. Learn more.

Artist Opportunities Right Here, Right Now

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Strength of character and defiance toward injustice have long been characteristic to this region.

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) 2013 International Juried Competition. This year’s jurors are Holly Harrison, L.A. County Museum of Art, and Rex Bruce, L.A. Center for Digital Art. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Learn more.
Deadline: April 25, 2013

Picture Book Illustration The Danforth Museum’s annual juried show of picture book illustration is currently accepting submissions. The juror is Joann Hill, Art Director at Disney-Hyperion Books. Learn more.
Deadline: April 29, 2013

Senior Poets The City of Boston’s Elderly Commission’s Seniority Magazine is seeking original poems by individuals 60 and over for its June issue. Please e-mail your submission of up to three poems to
Deadline: April 30, 2013

Call for Art The Cloud Project invites US artists to submit work for consideration to the inaugural 2013 Cloud Prize. Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will review all completed submissions and will choose one to three recipients of an award worth up to $500. Learn more.
Deadline: May 10, 2013

Call for Artists Entries are now being accepted for Visual Harvest: Off the Truck and on the Wall, a juried art exhibit at Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Gallery. This year’s juror is Diana Hampe, BU Teaching staff, Masters of Arts Program. The exhibit will open in June through mid September. Any medium is acceptable. Outdoor temporary artwork is encouraged and will be displayed on our grounds. The criteria for choosing the artist will include treatment of the subject matter, its relevance to nature, command of their individual craft and the ability to engage the viewer. Submit up to 5 images in photo format only (not matted or framed) for judging purposes only (minimum size 8” x10” up to 11” x 14”). All prints must be labeled on the back with name, contact information, dimensions of framed work, title of piece and medium. If selected for a show, all artwork needs to be framed appropriately and ready to hang (detailed information available upon request). Please provide stamped return envelope and include entry fee of $15 for up to 5 images. Submissions can be dropped off at the Nature Center or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067. Contact Jan Goba at for any questions.
Deadline: May 15, 2013

Drawing Entries are now being accepted for the Boston Center for the Arts 23rd Drawing Show: Drawing Connections. This year’s exhibition curator and juror is James Hull. Exhibition dates: July 12 – September 15, 2013 at the Mills Gallery at the BCA. Learn more.
Deadline: May 17, 2013

Dance  Applications are now online for the Fall 2013 Season of the Movement Research at the Judson Church. Dates: Fall 2013 Season (Sept 2013 – Feb 2014). Application Form and Guidelines
Deadline: May 20, 2013 (11:59pm)

Image credit: Painting of Samuel Adams by John Singleton Copley.

Before and After Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Call to Artists The Dedham Square Artist Guild has extended its submission deadline for entries to their exhibition Take Me Out to The Ball Game. The show will consist of work reflecting a baseball theme. Artists are asked to create something that evokes what baseball means to them. Learn more.
Deadline Extended: April 10, 2013

Playwrights The New England Theatre Conference is sponsoring two award programs for playwrights: The John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award for new full-length plays, and the Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award for new full-length plays for young audiences. Both awards offer two cash awards: $1,000 for first prize; $500 for second prize. Submit full-length scripts; no musicals. Scripts must not have been published, professionally produced, or be under option for publication or professional production. Learn more.
Deadline for John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award: April 15, 2013
Deadline for Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award: May 1, 2013

Writing Fellowship for New Parents Pen Parentis offers a prize of $1,000, annually, to a fiction writer who is the parent of a child under the age of 10. The winner also receives an invitation to give a reading in New York City. Submit a story of up to 1,200 words with a $25 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2013

Call to Artists The Laboratory, ongoing experiment in DIY Investigative ART happenings, has announced a call for art with the theme of experimentation. The exhibition will take place on June 8, 2013 during Easthampton Art Walk. Laboratory Version 1 is housed in the defunct dye laboratory of an old textile mill in revived Easthampton, Massachusetts. Performance, Installation, Collections, 2D and 3D work accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2013 (midnight)

Residency in Italy The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Residency offers two to four week residencies in the Arts & Literary Arts, at the Bellagio Center in Northern Italy. The Foundation seeks applications from outstanding creative artists at all career stages with a record of significant achievement in their fields. Videographers, filmmakers, novelists, playwrights, poets, visual artists, and artists in performance art and multimedia from any country are welcome to apply. Projects in all fields are welcome, but there is an interest in projects that are inspired by or relates to global or social issues. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2013 for a possible residency between February 18, 2014 to July 31, 2014

Public Media Art The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts are looking for media art for display on the 80-foot-tall Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The Marquee offers more than 3,000 square feet of display area on 7 screens, providing full-motion video capability. Learn more. Questions, email
Deadline: May 6, 2013

Call for Artists Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA is currently accepting entries for their upcoming juried exhibition, Art/Identity, which will examine identity in its various forms. Learn more.
Deadline: May, 12, 2013 (11:59 pm)

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for Powered by See|Me, the fourth annual EXPOSURE photography competition. $30,000 in awards including an exhibition at Aperture Foundation in New York. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2013

Image credit: Black and white photograph of an unidentified man having his portrait painted by an artist. In the collection of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.