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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.

Artist Opportunities Netminder

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015


Take your best shot!

Of Note: SpaceFinder Mass is like an Airbnb for creative spaces.

Of Note: The Massachusetts Cultural Council is hosting a series of webinars for the UP inclusive design initiative. A webinar on Wednesday, June 10, 1-2 PM, explores Inclusive Theater, followed by a discussion of Inclusive Exhibits on Monday, June 15, 1-2 PM. Both webinars will feature representatives from Massachusetts cultural organizations discussing their work in inclusive theater and exhibits, share tips and lessons learned from their experience, and spark ideas for simple things you can do to make your work more inclusive to all. Learn more and register.

Choreographers Luminarium Dance has announced their call to artists for The 24-Hr ChoreoFest, an opportunity for Boston’s diverse and varied choreographers to unite through an equally shared experience, while pushing each other to our personal limits and to create new work. Learn more.
Deadline: June 12, 2015

Printmaking Residency Zea Mays Printmaking, one of the premier green studios in the USA, is now accepting applications for residencies which would provide artists an opportunity to learn the latest developments in safer and non-toxic printmaking. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling basis

Women Filmmakers, Directors, Producers Entries are now being accepted for the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant,  a film completion grant of $7,500 to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues. Director and producers are eligible to apply. Films may be of any length or genre, and must be works-in-progress that have completed principle photography. Filmmakers must be U.S.-based.  Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Call for Art The Jonathan Ferrara Gallery is accepting entries for their annual exhibition NO DEAD ARTISTS,  open to living, emerging to established artists working throughout the world. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, mixed media and installation art. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Fiction Entries are now being accepted for the New American Press Fiction Prize. The winner receives $1,000 and publication by New American Press. Larry Watson will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a collection of short stories or flash fiction, a novella, or a novel between 100 and 500. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Poets Entries are now being accepted for the Cultural Center of Cape Cod’s Poetry Competition. A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem that has not won a national competition. Sascha Feinstein will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages. Learn more.
Deadline: June 19, 2015

Women Playwrights The Athena Project is now accepting submissions for its Plays In Progress Series (PIP Series). This series will take place in Denver over the course of 3 weekends, in March 2016, as part of a larger arts festival celebrating women artists, including the yet-to-be named world premiere, winner of this year’s PIP Series. Four new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, designers, cast and workshop presentation during the festival. One play from the 2016 PIP Series will win a full production to be produced in March of 2017, based on a combination of audience vote and board input. Learn more.
Deadline: June 19, 2015

Playwrights The North Park Playwright Festival in San Diego, CA, is seeking new short plays (15 minutes or shorter) that are easily staged, have casts of 4 or fewer, and have minimal set requirements. Plays should be complete (no excerpts from longer works) and preferably unproduced. Festival directors will choose plays. Any themes and subjects are welcome; the only regulation is no nudity. Include a title page with complete contact information, a character summary, and the script in proper format. Only one submission per playwright. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. No Fee. North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, Attn. Summer Golden, Artistic Director .
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Filmmakers The Broad Humor Film Festival (September 24-27, 2015, Los Angeles, CA) features funny films written and directed by women. Entries must either be written or directed by a woman, and the subject matter must include “a healthy dose of humor.” Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Photography Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Somerville Toy Camera festival at Nave Gallery, Nave Gallery Annex and Washington Street Art Center. The juror is Aline Smithson. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Artist Grants The Artist’s Resource Trust provides 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. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Image credit: Photograph from Bread

Winning Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015


Yeah, ArtSake readers win again!

Of Note: Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. And for theater artists, check out StageSource’s biennial theater conference at the Opera House this Sunday, June 7th.

Visual Artists and Craft Artists The Umbrella in Concord is currently accepting applications from visual artists and craft artists for their annual three-day Winter Market sale. Learn more.
Deadline: June 12, 2015

Young Theatre Professionals The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young theatre professionals who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Includes: Playwright and Book Writer, Director, Actor, Designer for sets, costumes, lights, projections/video, sound, and/or puppetry, Composer and Lyricist, Choreographer Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015 (5:00pm EDT)

Craft Artists Mentor Program  Applications are now being accepted for the Society of Arts and Crafts’ Mentor Program. Three to four artists will be selected to participate in the Mentor Program. Participants attend a series of training meetings at SAC and work with each other, artist mentors, and show management to design a shared, subsided booth at CraftBoston Holiday. Training topics include: booth design, marketing, pricing and selling of work, legal and insurance issues, and portfolio development. Accepted media include baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, jewelry, metal, paper, and wood. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Artist Residency The Arteles special theme residency program in Finland is currently accepting applications from artists and creators of the future, particularly Sci-Fi, new media, electronic sound, design, literature, visual arts, conceptual art, and science. Residencies last from 1 to 2 months. Learn more.
Deadline: June 17, 2015

Public Artists Cambridge Arts 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. Learn more.
Deadline: June 22, 2015

Performing Ensembles The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is accepting proposals for its Performing Ensembles Program in order to support performing organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music. Grants range from $1,000 to $20,000.  Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Call for Art The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (BLAA) is seeking submissions in all media for their 2015 exhibition. The show is tentatively slated to take place at subsamson of Samson Projects ( at 450 Harrison Avenue during the late summer/early fall. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015 (midnight)

Call for Artists The Oxbow Gallery in Northampton is currently accepting applications for new members. The Oxbow Gallery is an artist owned and operated gallery with 39 members showcasing a variety of fine art techniques and mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and installation. Learn more.
Deadline: Drop off July 11 and 12, 2015 noon until 5 p.m.

Image credit: Black and white photograph of 4 women with trophies in public domain.

Artist Opportunities Under the Microscope

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Black and white photograph of woman with microscope

Short Story Glimmer Train Press is now accepting entries for their Short Story Award for New Writers. The prize of $1,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given quarterly for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the New England Poetry Club’s Daniel Varoujan Award, a prize of $1,000 given annually. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Call for Artists The Salem Arts Festival invites artists to submit work to the 7th annual Salem Arts Festival, to take place June 5-7. Over 4,000 visitors came through the gallery last year. All mediums accepted. This exhibit is judged and juried for prizes by a jury comprised of a variety of individuals from the Salem arts community and beyond. Learn more.
Deadline: Drop Off Friday, May 29, 5 pm to 8 pm; Saturday, May 30, 9 am to 12 pm
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Call for Artists The Boston Arts Festival is currently accepting applications from artists interested in selling their work as part of the Boston Arts Festival. Artists working in any medium are welcome to apply. The festival is held over two days on September 5th and 6th in Columbus Waterfront Park and features a juried exhibition of work by emerging artists, art making demonstrations, live music, and craft and food vendors. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2015 (11:59pm)

Call for Artists Applications are now being accepted for the Dave Bown Projects 10th Semiannual Competition, open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and mediums are eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: June 6 2015 (11:59 pm)

Call for Interdisciplinary Projects Gallery 263 in Cambridge MA has a new series of 6-day long interdisciplinary intensives, called 263 Hybrids, open to Boston-area artists and collectives, all media and experience levels welcome. Applicants must be interested in curating and leading events. Artists will spend days 1-3 installing/rehearsing, and days 4-6 hosting the public. Hybrids may be… performance art, film, music, vocals, theater, dance, movement, audio/media, written/spoken/performed word, collaborative art, community practice, happenings, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, etc. Learn more.
Deadline:  June 7, 2015 (11:59pm)

Call for Art The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) seeks submissions of art in all media for Islands on the Edge, A Fort Point Arts Community exhibition at Atlantic Wharf Gallery. Since their ancient formation by rising sea level, the Boston Harbor Islands have literally been on the edge of the continent, places where land meets sea. With the growth of Boston and its surrounding communities, the islands came to be unusual for their lack of inhabitants and development at the edge of a major metropolitan area. Figuratively, the Boston Harbor Islands have often been on the “edge of society:” places used to isolate people, institutions, and activities. The Fort Point Arts Community seeks submissions of artwork inspired by the Boston Harbor Islands and the concepts explored in the Boston Harbor Islands interpretive theme above. Guest juror: Elizabeth Devlin, independent curator, art consultant, and founder of FLUX.Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: June 7, 2015

Drawing The Boston Center for the Arts is now accepting entries for their 24th Annual BCA Drawing Show. Learn more.
Deadline: June 19, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition New New England at Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA. An un-themed, juried exhibition opportunity open to New England artists selected by Trevor Smith, Curator of the Present Tense at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. All mediums are encouraged! See prospectus for 2-D and 3-D media size restrictions. Learn more.
Deadline: June 21, 2015  (11:59PM)

Call for Art The Cotuit Center for the Arts is seeking submissions for its upcoming openjuried exhibition Let Me Entertain You (June 27 through August 24, 2015) with an opening Reception Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 5-7pm. Learn more.
Deadline: Jurying drop-off is June 22, 2015, from 10am to 4pm.

Dancers, Choreographers The Boston Center for the Arts Dance Residency Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 season. Selected artists will be considered in residency throughout the year with a specific residency studio session that will last for four to five weeks. Learn more.
Deadline: June 29, 2015 (5 pm via email only)

Call to Artists The Duxbury Free Library is accepting proposals for durable, permanent outdoor sculpture and seating for their soon to be redesigned entry garden and reading area. Total Honorarium for 2 sculptures and 8 benches is $35,000. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2015

Image credit: Photograph of woman with a microscope in the public domain.

Artists Opportunities Play On

Thursday, May 21st, 2015


Visual Artists Grant The Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant Rhode Island was established in 1988 to encourage professional visual artists from New York and New England to address the issues of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities. 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. Learn more.
Deadline: May 29, 2015

Poets The New England Poetry Club is accepting poems for its annual contests, which offer a range of monetary prizes. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Composers New Music Detroit has announced a call for scores. The winner will receive travel from a U.S. City and accommodation in Detroit and a performance of their work by New Music Detroit at the annual Strange Beautiful Music VIII marathon September 2015. There is no application fee for this call for scores, and only one work may be submitted per composer. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2015

Of note: StageSource, a nonprofit theater service organization, is holding its annual conference on Sunday, June 7, beginning at 9 AM. This year’s theme is “Who Are We? How do we tell our stories differently?” The conference features a full day of conversations, workshops, panel discussions, and networking, including a keynote speech by Julie Burros, the new Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston, along with a panel discussion featuring Burros along with Cambridge Arts Council Executive Director Jason Weeks and MCC’s own Annie Houston. The conference takes place at the Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston. Find full details and online registration.

Photographers The Somerville Toy Camera Festival seeks entries for its third annual toy camera festival. Images of any subject matter made with a “toy” camera – any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera such as pinhole, Holga, Diana and other Lomo products, as well as Brownies and Anscos — will be accepted. Images made from Polaroid-type film backs attached to Holgas are also welcome. Images made from a DSLR or SLR with a pinhole or Holga lens will be accepted. For this exhibit, straight Polaroid-type images or images made with cell phones, disposable cameras or point-and-shoot cameras will not be accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Watercolors The Rhode Island Watercolor Society announced its 120th Annual National Watermedia Competition and Exhibition. October 3 – October 29, 2015. Juror: Ted Nuttall. $4,000 in cash awards. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

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

Mid-career Visual Artist Grants The Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund Grants applications are now available for painting, sculpture, printmaking or mixed media to mid-career artists with financial need. Non-profit organizations wishing to show, commission or purchase work by mature artists living in New England may also apply. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted by Worcester State University’s Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery for an exhibition focusing on The Art of Science/The Science of Art. The juror is Nick Capasso, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: August 28, 2015

Of note: Find or list creative live/work or work space in Massachusetts on ArtSake’s Creative Space Classifieds.

Major League Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015


Let’s play hardball.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illuminating Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

She really lights up a room.

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

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

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

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

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

Artist Residency Artists in all media are invited to apply for the 2015 White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) Artist-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the WMNF and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. The program highlights the ways in which the arts can be used to explore and interpret the forest environment and forest-related ideas and issues. Learn more.
Deadline Extended: May 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Critical Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artist Opportunities Blues

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artist Opportunities Kicking Out the Jams

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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