The first artist selfie by Caterina van Hemessen.
Two Calls from Big Red and Shiny The Editors of the web-based art journal Big Red and Shiny have issued two calls. 1. The journal is seeking previously unpublished submissions from writers, academics, artists, historians, critics, and theorists to create course syllabi for an upcoming series focused on the practice of teaching art. Potential topics include: the pragmatics of being a practicing artist while teaching art; the pedagogical approaches needed for teaching time-¬based or new media work; teaching art in multiple institutional settings; and the experience of being a teaching assistant. Learn more. 2. The journal is seeking previously unpublished, long-form essays, averaging 3000-5000 words, by writers who investigate how art can function. Parallel to these essays is an interest in fostering author-artist collaborations that combine original texts with multimedia contributions (video, audio, photography, animation). Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing for both calls
Staff-Artist Program The Vermont Studio Center’s Staff-Artist Program presents emerging artists & writers with a unique opportunity to live and work at VSC for one year, engaging fully with the resident community and Visiting Artists and Writers in order to gain professional expertise, build creative community, and emerge with a strong direction in their artistic careers. Learn more.
Deadline: November 14, 2015
Women Poets Entries are now being accepted for the Perugia Press Poetry Prize of $1,000 and publication by Perugia Press. The prize is given annually for a first or second poetry collection by a woman. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2015
Early-Career Poets The Yale University Press is accepting entries for their Yale Series of Younger Poets award, given annually for a poetry collection by an early-career poet who has not published a full-length book of poetry. Carl Phillips will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2015
Performative Works Proposals Local, national and international artists are invited to submit proposals for performative works to be presented as part of the M:ST 8 Festival in October 2016. They encourage the submission of innovative performances, exhibitions, media, audio and site-specific works, public interventions, workshops, lectures and panel discussion based proposals. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2015 (4:30PM)
Call for Artists ALRI/The VETS Gallery in Providence, RI, is currently accepting entries for their open juried regional theme exhibition, OPPOSITES.
The juror is Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD, Top Award: $1,000. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Call for Artists The Newton Free Library is seeking proposals of two-dimensional, original work by local artists for July-December 2016 shows. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2015 (12 noon)
Public Art The Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston has announced a request for proposals from artists to create engaging public art around the 2016 Chinese Zodiac, Year of the Monkey, as part of an ongoing series in Chinatown Park in downtown Boston. Project budget for this installation is $18,000, and is inclusive of all costs of installation/de-installation, permits, site restoration, and transportation. The selected artist will receive a $4,000 stipend in addition to the project budget. Learn more.
Deadline: December 14, 2015
Of Note: ArtSake’s Creative Space Classifieds lets you find or list creative live/work or work space in Massachusetts. In addition to these classifieds, be sure to check out the creative spaces that are also listed on SpaceFinderMass.org and CreativeGround.org.
Image credit: Self-portrait painting by Caterina van Hemessen 1528-c.1527. In public domain.