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Frederick Douglass Reading

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014


Come participate in a communal reading of Frederick Douglass‘ “What to the American slave is your Fourth of July?”  The free reading is on Wednesday, July 2nd at noon at the Boston Common/Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Memorial. Hosted by Community Change, the co-sponsors include Mass Humanities, The Charles Hamilton Institute for Race and Justice, Museum of African American History, NAACP New England Area Conference, YWCA Cambridge, and Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists.

Ambidextrous Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014


Call for Art Gallery X in New Bedford has announced an open community art show. Artists can submit 1 piece of art or (2 smaller ones as long as the total space is no larger than 3×3 ft.). The curators are Chuck Hauck and John Neiman. Learn more.
Deadline: June 29, 2014 (3:00 PM)

Creative Nonfiction and Poetry Artist Grants The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund is currently accepting applications. Grants of $500 to $1,500 each are given twice yearly to feminist writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada.  Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2014

Filmmakers Applications are now being accepted for the Sundance Short Film Challenge. Submit short films that explore empowering individuals and communities who are overcoming poverty and hunger, combating disease, or improving health. Five winning short films will premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and those five winning filmmakers will each receive a $10,000 prize and an all-expenses paid trip to attend the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2014

Mid-Career and Emerging Poets Claremont Graduate University sponsors two awards for poets: the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award is given annually to honor a poetry collection by a midcareer U.S. poet; the winner will also spend a week at Claremont Graduate University in California giving readings, lectures, and workshops. The $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award is given annually to honor a first book of poetry by “a poet of genuine promise.” Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2014

Emerging Artist Fellowship The Harpo Foundation is currently accepting applications for their 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship. Provides an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist who is at least 25 years old and who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects. Artist fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a room with private bath, studio space, and a $500 travel stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: July 4, 2014

Photographers The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting calls for the 2014 Audience Engagement Grant Program. Beginning this year, the project will offer two tracks of support for individuals at different phases of their Audience Engagement projects: project development and project implementation. Learn more.
Deadline: July 8, 2014

Call for Art The Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition Magic Without Tricks, a the Nave Annex, in Somerville on August 27-September 20, 2014. The show’s curator is Arlinda Shtuni. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2014

Artist Grants Assests for Artists has two grants available; one for artists already living or working in North Adams, and one for artists who are interested in re-locating to North Adams. The program offers matched savings grants of up to $4,000 for artists relocating to North Adams and up to $2,000 in matched savings for current artist-residents. Micro-grants for moving, retirement savings, and year-long memberships to MASS MoCA and the Clark are also provided to support North Adams Project award recipients. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2014

Craft Artists Artist Application Now Open for CraftBoston 2015. CraftBoston welcomes exhibitor applications from both established and emerging artists making original work that shows exemplary execution of design, quality craftsmanship, creative use of materials, and superb aesthetic qualities. Learn more.
Deadline: September 12, 2014

Image credit: Caricature of Louis-Antoine Jullien by Roubaud.

Snagging Those Artist Opportunities

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Choreographers, Dancers The Massachusetts Dance Festival is now accepting applications for their 2014 Concert Series. The Massachusetts Dance Festival highlights the diversity of dance choreography and performance found in the Bay State. It aims to create meaningful connections between dance companies, artists and audiences in order to enhance the dance culture of the region. Learn more.

Photographers The Photography Center of Cape Cod, a program of the Cape Cod Art Association is now accepting entries for Patterns, an open juried online exhibit. Learn more.
Deadline: April 25, 2014

Call for Artists with Disabilities In honor of the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is hosting an exhibition. The goal of this show is to celebrate the ADA by showcasing the works of artists with disabilities. The call is open to all artists of all ages living in New England who have a disability. The exhibition will take place at the Institute for Human Centered Design, 200 Portland St. Boston from June 26th through July 28th. All works must be original creations by the artist and available for purchase. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Poets The Tupelo Press is currently accepting entries for their Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry. The prize 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, 2014

Of Note: Public Art Discussion Series: The Business Of Being A Public Artist (Part 1 Of 2) on April 30th from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at The New England Foundation for the Arts. Free. RSPV

Call for Poets with Disabilities for Poetry Slam In celebration of the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Institute for Human Centered Design is seeking poets with disabilities to participate in a Poetry Slam. The call is open to poets of all ages living in New England who have a disability.The Poetry Slam will take place in Boston on July 23rd from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Institute for Human Centered Design at 200 Portland St. Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Coast Guard exhibit at the Coast Guard Heritage Museum in Barnstable Village. They are looking for photos of lighthouses, ships, nautical artifacts or Coast Guard memorabilia. Learn more.
Deadline: May 2, 2014

Videos, Animations, Computer-Generated Work  The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts have announced their tenth call for  Art on the Marquee. They are looking for 30-second videos, animations, or computer-generated works that use the entire Marquee in creative ways. The 80-foot-tall Marquee offers more than 3,000 square feet of display area on 7 screens. This call is limited to artists and artist teams who reside in Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: May 4, 2014 (midnight)

Call for Art The Rocky Neck Art Colony has announced a call to artists for the exhibition Fine Line, a juried all media and dimensions drawing show. They are seeking New England artists for whom the finest line expresses the widest of concepts. Selection to be announced May 20. Entries must be delivered in person. No shipped work accepted. Juror: Al Miner Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the MFA. Learn more.
Deadline: May 13, 2014 (midnight)

Call for Artists  Submissions are now being accepted for Westfield State University’s juried exhibition Emilee’s Art Dream: In Her Honor, an Exhibition for MS Awareness. The exhibition is open to New England artists only, and will run from 10/24 to 12/6/14, with a reception on 11/6/14. Artists may submit up to 3 works (preferred size under 5 feet). All forms of media are accepted, and submissions/descriptions should be tied to MS awareness. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2014

Image credit: Published in the Public Domain Review. From the French caricaturist, cartoonist and animator Émile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie (1908),considered by many film historians to be the very first animated cartoon. See more.

Rolling Along Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


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Poets The Unterberg Poetry Center’s “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prizes are now accepting entries. 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. Poets who have not yet published a full-length poetry collection are eligible. John Ashbery, Eduardo C. Corral, Timothy Donnelly, Susan Mitchell, and Rosanna Warren will judge. Submit a 10-page manuscript, including at least two unpublished poems and two poems that are one page in length. Learn more.
Deadline: January 24, 2014

Of Note: The New Art Center hosts a Curator Workshop & Information Session that brings an interested public together with curatorial professionals to learn about curating contemporary art, to increase dialogue in curatorial ideas and to promote the New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP). The featured speaker is Anna Stothart, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. This event will take place at the New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA on Tuesday, January 28, 7-9pm. To pre-register,  call (617) 964-3424, click here or email Last minute drop-ins always welcome. Admission of $10.00 supports the New Art Center’s Exhibitions Program and the Curatorial Opportunity Program.

Photographers The Photography Center of Cape Cod/Cape Cod Art Association is currently accepting entries for Shadows, an open juried photography show and sale at the Mashpee Public Library. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2014

Boston Area Choreographers The Third Life Studio Choreographer Series is an informal performance giving Boston area choreographers a venue to try out new work in an informal setting or to show more developed work. The intimate setting of Third Life Studios creates an opportunity for busy dance artists to see one each others work, to network and for audience members to see and meet established artist and up and coming dancers and choreographers they might not otherwise be exposed to. The Series has presented over 60 Boston dance groups and is now hosting 4-5 shows per year. To Apply for the Friday, February 28th performance,  submit the following: a short bio for the program, number of dancers (preference will be given to group works over solos), a 2-3 sentence statement about the work you would like to present or your work in general, a jpg photo or two for series flyer with photography credits, a YouTube link to your work or the specific piece you would like to present. Learn more. Questions, contact

Call for Art  The Nave Gallery Annex, Davis Square is currently accepting entries for the exhibition Painting Intricacies (April 18-May 4, 2014) curated by Resa Blatman. Learn more.
Deadline: March 7, 2014

Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library is currently accepting art exhibition proposals. Learn more.
Deadline: May 16, 2014 (by noon)


Lapping Up Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Marguerite Gérard, The Cat's Lunch, Musee Fragonard, Grasse, France

Depicted above, 18th century dishwasher.

Artist-in-Residence The Artist-in-Residence Program at Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor, Maine, is now accepting applications for its June 2014 – May 2015 season. Open to professional writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists. Housing provided.  Learn more.
Deadline: October 28, 2013

Fiction The 2013 Indiana Review Fiction Prize contest is currently open for submissions. Reading fee; Cash award and publication. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2013

Women Photographers The 38th Anniversary Women’s International Juried Call is currently open for submissions from women photographers worldwide. Entry fee; Cash award; magazine cover and exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31

Filmmakers Entries are now being accepted for the 12th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston: April 23 – 30, 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2013

Short Story Ruminate Magazine is curently accepting entries for their 2013 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Entry fee; Cash prize and publication in the spring 2014 issue. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2013

Emerging Artists The 2014 Rome Prize Fellowship sponsored by the American Academy of Rome is currently seeking emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence in the early or middle stages of their working lives. Cash and prizes. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2013

Call to Steampunk Artists The Springfield Museums is inviting all artists to submit design plans for their large-scale exhibition Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City. Co-curated by Bruce Rosenbaum, the exhibition will be on view from March 22 to September 28, 2014 in the Victorian-built George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: November 8, 2013

Printmakers Entries are now being accepted for the International Print Center’s New Prints 2014/Winter call. Learn more.
Deadline: November 20, 2013 (11:59 PM)

Photographers The online exhibition Signs of Our Times 3 is currently accepting images of signs. The actual signs may be real or something created or manipulated by you in any media. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: Marguerite Gérard, The Cat’s Lunch, Musee Fragonard, Grasse, France.

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.