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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.

Rhythmic Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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Irish step dance taught by Kieran Jordan (2008 MCC Traditional Arts Fellow) to Emerald Rae Forman. (Cambridge, MA)

Of note: Miller Street Open Studios, Somerville, MA, April 10-12, 2015

Performing Artists, Visual Artists The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company invites artists from all disciplines to apply for Fair Verona, three open-air festivals that will transform some of Boston’s most cherished parks and local communities into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. They will highlight performances and displays, workshops in the visual and performing arts, and interactive outdoor activities, including, but not limited to: mask making, painting, drawing, drum circle, dancing, fight choreography, improvisation, theater games, and more. Artists should indicate whether or not they are applying for a slot on the mainstage or at an adjoining booth. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2015

Residency Opportunity The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, on the Oregon Coast, is currently accepting applications for artist residencies. for visual artists, writers, musicians,  as well as naturalists, ecologists, and environmental scientists. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2015

Of note: Berkshire Brown Bag: SpaceFinder Mass, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12-1pm, Central Station, 66 Allen Street, Pittsfield MA. FREE, Registration Recommended. Do you have unique space for rent, or under-utilized space in the off season? Would you like to increase the accessibility of your space to artists in Berkshire County and beyond? Join Fractured Atlas, a New York City non-profit technology company, and Berkshire Creative for a presentation about a new creative workspace directory called SpaceFinder Mass. Learn how creative businesses and other property owners can attract new renters through this free resource. Developed by Fractured Atlas, SpaceFinder Mass is a project of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston with support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Poetry Entries are now being accepted from the University of Pittsburgh Press for the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize Competition. Winner receives a prize of $5,000 and publication for a debut poetry collection. Poets who have not published a full-length poetry collection may submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Filmmakers Entries are now being accepted for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (November 12-22, 2014, Philadelphia, PA) – Seeking films by, starring, and/or about Asian Americans in the following categories: Short (under 40 minutes), Narrative Feature (40 minutes or over), and Documentary Feature (40 minutes or over). Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2015

Exhibition Proposals Montserrat College of Art’s Frame 301 Gallery is currently accepting proposal submissions for artists to exhibit their work in the downtown of Beverly, MA. Each month a regional, national and or international artist is selected to install his or her work in the space. Frame 301 is currently accepting written proposals from artist who will then come and install site-specific work into the space. Open to all artists: regional, national and international. The process for selecting artists for Frame 301 will reflect the artist’s creativity as well as the artist’s understanding of art in the community. Application Instructions: Artist must submit a written proposal that includes an outline of intent for the temporary install of original artwork. If selected to show, artist will be required to be present for install as well as de-install at Frame 301. Submit a CD with 8-10 images, proposal (limited to 500 characters), bio/resume, artist statement and an image list including title, medium, and dimensions of work. A brief description of each image is optional. All CDs must be labeled with the artist’s name. All image files must be labeled 1.Lastname_title_jpg. Once selected, artist will be contacted with a date and time to come and install in the company of the Montserrat Gallery staff. Send CD and other accompanying print material to: Montserrat Gallery ATT: Sara Santarsiero, Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Deadline: Ongoing

Filmmakers Entries are now being accepted for the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (October 8-18, 2015, Seattle, WA) – Narrative Feature, Documentary Features (longer than 40 minutes), and Short (under 40 minutes). Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2015

Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship The Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) was established in 2013 to provide an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist 25 years and older 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 handsomely appointed room with private bath, a beautiful, well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: July 5, 2015

Binding Together Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Eric Gottesman’s Banded Photographs (2007), C-print, 20 inches by 24 inches

The one well of support I find myself returning to again and again is my community of fellow artists. We are friends but an important part of our friendship is our desire to be entwined in each other’s practices. A kind of deep understanding over many years results from watching someone develop and change. –   Eric Gottesman (2009 MCC Photography Fellow), in ArtSake

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition Nowhere Everywhere at the Thompson Gallery at the Cambridge School of Weston. They are seeking works of art that examine the genres of utopia and dystopia with regard to the human conflict or dilemma within societal structures. There will be three exhibitions in the Nowhere Everywhere series—between 1 to 2 solo exhibitions and at least 1 group show. All media considered. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2015

Call to Artists The Dedham Open studios invites artists to participate in their fifth annual open studios on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Cost: $50 for Dedham Residents, $60 for non-Dedham residents. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: April 8, 2015

Photography The Aperture Foundation is now accepting submissions for Black Mirror and it will be curated by Michael Famighetti, editor of Aperture magazine. The title borrows its name from the British television series Black Mirror, which imagines a dystopian near-future for the age of the smartphone. Black Mirror refers to the omnipresent screens through which our lives are mediated today, and the show depicts a society in which technology ominously defines and shapes our relationships and each facet of daily life. Learn more.
Deadline: April 8, 2015

Call for Art Viridian Artists in New York presents their 26th Annual International Juried Exhibition. This year’s juror is Lauren Hinkson, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum, NYC. Open to artists working in 2D and 3D media. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2015

Call to Artists The Arsenal Center for the Arts seeks the artwork from illustrators and comic artists who create work in a children/family friendly genre, for their summer 2015 exhibition More Than Words: A Children’s Illustration Exhibition. Original work is preferred but high-quality prints will be considered. Work can be hand drawn, painted, print, graphic, or digital – All work must be submitted electronically. Submit 5-10 images in JPEG format, no larger than 300dpi. Include name, address, phone number, and email address on corresponding numbered call sheet with title, medium, dimensions, edition (if applicable) and price of each piece. Please also include resume and artist statement. Send all application materials to Aneleise Ruggles at The submission fee is $20 and can be mailed to: Attention: Aneleise Ruggles, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Questions, contact Aneleise Ruggles, Exhibitions Coordinator (617-923-0100, ext. 8304 or
Deadline: May 1, 2015

One-Act Plays The Pend Oreille Players Association, a non-profit community theatre organization, is seeking original one-act plays to be produced at the Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre in Newport, WA. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2015

10 Minute Plays The Adobe Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is currently accepting submissions for their 8 x 10 Play Festival, July 16, 2015 through July 19, 2015, where eight never before seen works will be chosen and given full productions in our ninety-nine seat theatre. All submitted plays should deal with the theme LOVE, but the word LOVE must never be used in your dialogue. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Call to Visual Artists The Post Office Gallery in North Truro invites visual artists to participate in their exhibition WEATHER’D. All media will be considered. Submit up to three high resolution images. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Exhibition Proposals ArtSpace Gallery and Studios are calling for artists to submit their proposals for their upcoming 2015 – 1016 season. Located in the center of Maynard, ArtSpace houses 75 artists and their studios with a premium mid-sized gallery that exhibits shows from many talented artists both locally and from around New England on a monthly basis. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Call to Artists The West Parish Garden Cemetery and the Andover Historical Society have announced their following juried show: Passages (October 2015). 2-D, All Media, will be presented at the Andover Historical Society and 3-D installations will occur on the Cemetery Grounds. Learn more.
Deadline: 3-D installation s due May 15, 2015; 2-D, All Media due September 18, 2015

Of Note: SpaceFinder Mass is a free directory of arts venues and creative spaces across the state of Massachusetts. Find space for your next performance, special event, class, rehearsal, film shoot and more. A project of Fractured Atlas, The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Image credit: Eric Gottesman‘s Banded Photographs (2007), C-print, 20 inches by 24 inches

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.


Record-Breaking Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015


Okay, we’re ready for spring now.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Zea Mays Printmaking Workshops
Creative Capital Online Learning Workshops

Of Note: Assets for Artists is offering free professional development workshops for Massachusetts-based creative entrepreneurs. Sarah Platanitis will teach the workshop Get Press Ready: PR for Artists on April 25 (in Lawrence) and May 2 (in North Adams). Jessica Burko teaches Finding your Message: Branding and Marketing for Visual Artists (in North Adams) on April 9 with select artists participating on April 10 as well. Workshops are free but space is limited. Learn more and apply.
Deadline: March 20, 2015

Call for Artists The Dedham Square Artist Guild is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Casting Shadows (May 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015). Open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre. Learn more.
Deadline: March 29, 2015

Art Exploring Consumerism SIPMA Contemporary has issued a call to artists for I Live Here Now at The Cohen Gallery at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. Art exploring communitarianism, the notion of luxury, globalization and displacement, and other topics related to consumerism are encouraged to submit. All media encouraged. Goggleworks extends over a city block housing 4 galleries and artists residencies, so large scale installations are eligible. Show dates: May 8 – June 14, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2015

Call for Proposals The DownStreet Art Festival 2015 in North Adams is seeking proposals from artists and curators. Proposals can include interactive element, temporary outdoor installations, exhibitions that encourage participation or proposals for works-in-progress that will culminate in a performance or exhibition opening. Learn more.
Deadline: April 5, 2015

Performing Artists Applications are now being accepted for the Somerville art festival ARTBEAT (held on the third weekend in July). Artists and festival goers converge on Davis Square, transforming it into one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals. Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2015

Call to Artists Danforth Art is now accepting submissions for their 2015 annual juried exhibitions. Emerging and established artists in all media are invited to submit work. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2015

Emerging Playwrights The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation and OHenry Productions are encouraging talented playwrights who have not yet achieved commercial success to submit to the Emerging Playwrights Contest. A winning piece will be selected by representatives of DVRF and OHenry Productions and will receive a staged reading in New York City. There is no entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2015

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for EXPOSURE: the 19th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition (June 18-July 26, 2015). Juror: Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Current PRC Individual or Institutional Membership required (valid through July 31, 2015). Photographers may submit up to ten (10) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work, artist statement, and resume. Learn more to apply.
Deadline: April 12, 2015 (before 11:59pm)

Public Art The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, a facility that will combine cancer treatment and cutting-edge research, is seeking artworks for three distinct sites. Total Budget: $342,000 – $362,000. Learn more.
Deadline April 15, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted by the Silvermine Arts Center for their 65th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition (Show Dates: June 6 – July 26, 2015). Open to all media. Learn more.
Deadline: April 24, 2015

Call for Art The Zeitgeist Gallery in Beverly, MA, is currently accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition Love from the Earth – Minerals, Mushrooms & Plants. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2015 (midnight)

Female Artists The Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA, invites female artists who have been making work professionally or as a student for less than 10 years to submit their work to Reclamation, an exhibition that surveys the work of the emerging talent of women artists in New England. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Of Note: SpaceFinder Mass is a free directory of arts venues and creative spaces across the state of Massachusetts. Find space for your next performance, special event, class, rehearsal, film shoot and more. A project of Fractured Atlas, The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Image credit: Vintage black and white photograph of snowman from from

Monkeying Around with Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015


Of Note: SpaceFinder Mass is a free directory of arts venues and creative spaces across the state of Massachusetts. Find space for your next performance, special event, class, rehearsal, film shoot and more. A project of Fractured Atlas, The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Call for Work The All Out Arts is now accepting submissions for the 13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary international festival of LGBTQ arts and culture. Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows Learn more.
Deadline: March 22, 2015

Call for Art The North River Arts Society in Marshfied is currently accepting entries for their juried Figure and Portrait Exhibition. The juror is Johanna Harmon. Learn more.
Deadline: March 27, 2015

Call for Art ArtsWorcester Biennial is currently accepting entries in all media. The juror is Susan Stoops. Awards include the $500 Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best In Show, $200 awards for Best of Category, and $50 Honorable Mention Awards. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Call to Artists The Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery is now accepting submissions for its upcoming juried exhibit Rivers, Streams and Lakes. Artists are invited to submit up to five (8”x10”) photographic prints only (for judging purposes only) of their most engaging nature based work. Any medium is acceptable. All prints must be labeled on the back with name, contact information, dimensions of framed work, title of piece and medium. Entry fee is $15 for up to 5 pieces, please provide a stamped return envelope to fit your artwork if you would like it returned. If selected for a show, all artwork needs to be framed appropriately and ready to hang (detailed information upon request). Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067. Please contact for any questions.
Deadline: April 13, 2015

Photography Grant The Crusade Engagement Grant awards $10,000 annually to the applicant with the most innovative idea to build
audiences for photography. They are looking for projects that focus on creating demand for photography and provide a concrete plan to create one-to-one connections between the photographer, the viewer, and the audience. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2015

Artists of the Northeast Art of the Northeast (AoNE) has issued a call for entries for the 65th Annual Art of the Northeast juried exhibition at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT. The call for entries is open to all artists in any media throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland (D.C.). Michelle Grabner, who was one of three curators of this year’s Whitney Biennial (and its first artist curator) will co-curate the 65th annual Art of the Northeast with her husband, artist Brad Killam. Learn more.
Deadline: April 24, 2015

Poets The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry includes a cash award of $3,000, publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. $28 fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Exhibition Proposals ArtSpace Gallery in Maynard, MA, is currently accepting proposals for group or solo exhibitions for their September 2015 through July 2016 season. Proposals should be for group or solo exhibitions,  present a coherent theme, and should be based on a unifying concept that is social, historical, philosophical, cultural, political or other. The ArtSpace Gallery Committee may combine solo proposals creating two to four mini solo shows in one large exhibit. Preference will be given to New England artists.  For more information contact
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Residency The Ragdale Foundation is accepting applications for residencies for visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers, media artists, and choreographers. Organization provides housing, meals, and studio space. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Media: gif from archival image by Bill Domonkos.

Get Ahead Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015


Get your head in the game and take advantage of these upcoming opportunities.

Of Note Spark! Networking Event at Sohn Fine Art in Lenox, MA. Register now for the first SPARK! networking event of the year, held at Sohn Fine Art in conjunction with the 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition benefiting Berkshire Creative. Meet other creatives working in the region, make connections, get inspired, and learn something new – all against the backdrop of beautiful and thought-provoking photography. Free, but please register.
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm


Emerging, Diverse Writers HBO has announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship. The program will give emerging writers from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to attend a week of master classes held at the HBO campus in Santa Monica, California focusing on character and story development, pitching ideas and projects, securing an agent, and networking. Each participant will then enter into an 8-month writing phase where he/she will be paired with an HBO development executive and guided through the script development process. Apply using Learn more.
Deadline: Application portal opens March 4, 2015 and will close when 1,000 submissions have been reached.

Poets of African Descent The Cave Canem Foundation is accepting applications for its Poetry Prize, an award of $1000 and publication by Graywolf Press of a first poetry collection by a poet of African descent. Nikky Finney will judge. $15 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: March 9, 2015

First Novel Award The James Jones Literary Society of Wilkes University offers the First Novel Fellowship, a prize of $10,000 for a novel-in-progress by a U.S. writer who has not yet published a novel. Past recipients include Cam Terwilliger. $30 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2015

Temporary Public Art Fort Points Arts Community (FPAC) seeks proposals for a temporary public art installation in conjunction with FPAC’s May 2015 Open Studios. Projects may be proposed for any outdoor site in the Fort and should be accessible to Open Studios viewers as well as the general public. All media considered, one month minimum duration. Q&A session for applicants Monday, March 9, 2015, at FPAC Gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: March 19, 2015

New Music New Music USA is accepting applications for its Spring 2015 Project Grants. The grants support projects that involve new music getting out into the world through a live performance or recording. Awards can range between $250 and $15,000. Projects can take place up to two years past the deadline or up to six months prior. Requests can come from individuals or organizations. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Forest 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 residency program seeks to use art and creative expression to explore the many ways in which people relate to forests in general and to the WMNF in particular. One residency opportunity of at least three weeks will be offered between July and September; the artist(s) selected will be able to indicate their preferred time. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2015

Documentaries The Sundance Documentary Fund provides strategic financial support to cinematic, feature documentaries from independent filmmakers globally. The organization provides $1M-$2M in non-recoupable financing annually across all stages of development, production, post-production, and strategic audience engagement. Learn more.
Deadline: Applications accepting on a rolling basis until August 3, 2015

Image: vintage poster of American magician Harry Kellar, from Weird Vintage.

Increasing Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Portrait of Increase Sumner, the Fifth Governor of Massachusetts, (1797–1799), from the State Library of Massachusetts Flickr page.

Call for Artists Entries are now being accepted by Agora Gallery for their 30th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Accepted mediums include painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Visual Artist Residency The Goetemann Artist Residency in Gloucester, MA is now accepting applications. Venue is accessible by public transportation and offers three terms of 4 weeks each (with a possible 2 week option) from late May through October. Stay includes a private, waterfront live-work studio in a progressive arts community. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Grants for Emerging Fields, Literature, and Performing Arts A reminder that Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. Past awardees include Brian Knep, Eric Gottesman, and Jane Marsching. Learn more.
Deadline: March 2, 2015, 4:00pm EST

SerHacer Grants Available Eligible organizations and schools can apply for new, three-year grants from SerHacer, MCC’s newest initiative in Creative Youth Development. Inspired by El Sistema in Venezuela, SerHacer supports new and existing intensive, ensemble music making as a vehicle for youth development and social change. Learn more. Information sessions will take place at MCC’s offices on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 10am-12pm, and via webinar on Friday, March 13 from 10am-12pm. Register now.
Intent to Apply Deadline: March 15, 2015
Full Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

Massachusetts Artists Brush Art Gallery & Studios in Lowell has issued a call for entries for Massachusetts Artists 2015: A Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Work by the Artists who Live in Massachusetts. The juror will be Joanna Fink, Director, Alpha Gallery, Boston. Exhibition Dates are April 18 – June 6, 2015. Opening Reception: April 25, 2 – 4 pm. Learn more. Contact with questions.
Deadline: March 21, 2015 by 4:00 PM

Documentaries Independent Lens is accepting applications for its 2015/2016 season. Applications must include a url address to a secure online screener (e.g. Vimeo) and the password to view your film. This link must remain active until the submissions deadline. Final decisions emailed on or before April 30, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: March 27, 2015

Printmaking Residency Mixit Print Studio in Cambridge, MA, is currently accepting applications for their Summer Residencies. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Marine Environment Art Grant The Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant Rhode Island 2014 is currently accepting applications. Grants are intended to assist individual and collaborating artists whose works are related to themes of the marine environment. Curatorial proposals will be considered. A total of $3,000 in grants is awarded annually. Established in 1988 to encourage New England professional visual artists to address the issues of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities. Learn more.
Deadline: May 29, 2015

Image: portrait of Increase Sumner, the Fifth Governor of Massachusetts, (1797–1799), from the State Library of Massachusetts Flickr page.

Artist Opportunities in the Ice Box

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

From an early French ice-skating manual. Translated caption: “The pleasures of the ice-box.”

Of Note In the Artist-in-Business Training in Holyoke, artists learn and create elements of both their business and marketing plans and leave with next steps to build their business. Sessions topics include pricing, web and offline marketing, understanding your market, finding funds, and finance basics. Learn more.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 – 9:00am to Sunday, March 15, 2015 – 5:00pm


Photographers The New York Center for Photographic Art has issued a call for entry for Wandering Curves. Submit images that have a curve, or curves, as a critical element. Juror is Debra Klomp Ching, and the entry fee is $35. Learn more.
Deadline: February 21, 2015

Poetry on the T MassPoetry is accepting open submissions for poetry to be featured on MBTA trains in May 2015 as part of its Poetry on the T program. Two spots will be open for a poem by any Massachusetts resident, while one spot will be reserved for a Massachusetts middle or high school student. Learn more.
Deadline: February 24, 2015

Visual Artists and Writers with Children The Sustainable Arts Foundation offers competitive grants of $6000 or $2000 to visual artists and writers with children under 18. Past awardees include MCC Fellow Kate Leary. Learn more.
Deadline: February 27, 2015

CALL FOR 2D & 3D ARTWORK The Art Connection is calling for artists to submit 1-3 works for Art Bingo. Donated artwork supports the organization’s mission to place art in underserved communities. Juried by Arlette Kayafas, Gallery Kayafas Director and James Hull, Interim Director of Exhibitions, School of Visual Arts, Boston University. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

2-D and 3-D Art South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive, imaginative imagery within the theme, Earth, Wind & Fire. Juried by Carl Belz, Director Emeritus at Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA. Open to all media. Exhibition dates: April 10 – May 24, 2015. $1200 in prizes. Entry fee is $25. Learn more.
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Photography CAMERA USA 2015 is now accepting entries. Open to photographers taking photographs in the USA. Submit one photograph online for a bricks and mortar exhibition in Naples, FL. $5,000 award for one photographer. Three jurors: Harry Benson, Award Winning International Photojournalist; Patty Carroll, Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Ariel Shanberg, Executive Director of the Center of Photography at Woodstock. Entry fee is $32. Learn more.
Deadline: March 18, 2015

Printmaking The Wichita Center for the Arts is accepting entries for the 2015 National Printmaking Exhibition. Exhibition dates: July 17 – August 16, 2015. $7500 in cash and purchase awards. Juror: Gordon Sherman, Fort Hays State University. $30 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2015

Images of Grief and Healing The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts invites artists to submit work for an exhibition that explores the ideas of loss, grief and ultimately healing. Exhibition will run from August 10 through September 11, 2015. $15 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Image: an engraving from an 1813 French ice-skating manual.

Snow Vs. Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

What’s the bigger surprise, New England snowfall totals, or the wealth of upcoming arts deadlines??

Short Story Contest A prize of $1,250, publication by Kore Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a short story of 4,000 to 12,000 words by a female-identified writer. Roxane Gay is the judge. Learn more.
Deadline: February 14, 2015

Photography Submissions are now being accepted for Sohn Fine Art’s 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition in Lenox, MA. The exhibition will be on view at Sohn Fine Art Gallery March 20 – May 3, 2015. Submissions will be judges anonymously by Julia Dixon, Director of Berkshire Creative; Susan Cross, Curator at MASS MOCA; Lisa Dorin, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Williams College Museum of Art. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Choreographers The Somerville Arts Council is seeking companies that create original choreography derived from modern or ballet technique. Applicants are not expected to create “new” work for the submission but rather to submit work they are currently refining. Accepted companies will have the opportunity to workshop this work with David Dorfman. Cheri Opperman, of the National Dance Project at New England Foundation for the Arts, will be their guest curator. Learn more.
Deadline: February 16, 2015

Call for Greater Boston Area Artists Here & There, Boston, is now accepting applications for an eight day mobile gallery event in April. This is a mobile gallery project that is working to bring together different artistic mediums, modes, and artists with a focus on connecting art students and other emerging artists in Boston. Following a theme of collaboration and experimentation Here & There welcomes all submissions. Learn more.
Deadline: February 22, 2015

Filmmakers Central Productions is hosting the 13th Annual Boston Cinema Census at the Somerville Theater in Davis Square on April 2nd. Narrative, documentary and experimental film. Maximum runtime for submissions is 35 minutes. This year, the BCC is only accepting online submissions through the Boston Cinema Census website, or through Withoutabox. Questions about submissions at
Deadline: February 28, 2015

Boston Poets The Mayor’s Poetry Program at Boston City Hall has announced a call for poetry. The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture will display selected poems on the walls of city hall. Poets who reside or work in Boston are invited to send in work to help celebrate the city through poetry and to remind people of what a culturally exciting city Boston is to live and work in. Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges will select 20 poems based on strength of both content and style. Submit the following: 3 poems (a maximum of 200 words per poem); one-paragraph summary about the type of work you are presenting; electronic submissions are encouraged. Email or mail completed applications to: John Crowley, Curator/Exhibitions Coordinator, Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, Boston City Hall, Room 802, Boston, Massachusetts 02201. Questions, contact
or  617/635-2368.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Call for Environmental Art Entries are now being accepted for Appearances: Provincetown Eco-Arts FestivalArtists, writers and scientists interested in participating need only to fill out the online entry form with their proposal. There are no entry fees. Open to all art forms and indoor as well as outdoor work. The festival takes place in Provincetown on April 24-May 3, 2015. This is a unique opportunity for artists working solo or as a group to create a temporary installation or place sculptural works in a pine grove within the dunes. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2015

Photography The Center for Fine Art Photography is currently accepting entries for the exhibition Black & White 2015. The juror is Roy L. Flukinger.
Learn more.
Deadline: March 18, 2015

Photography Photography Entries are now being accepted for the Griffin Museum of Photography’s 21st Annual Juried Show. The juror is Jim Casper. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. We encourage submitting images from a singular, unified body of work for a cohesive selection for the Juried Exhibition. Artwork selected for gallery exhibition will be limited to a maximum framed size of 30x40in. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Exhibition Proposals The Brookline Arts Center is currently accepting exhibition proposals on a rolling review. The Center’s call for exhibition proposals encourages solo artists and groups of all levels to organize and present a professional exhibition with the guidance and support of our staff. The BAC’s Gallery hosts three to four solo or group proposed exhibitions each calendar year. A panel of jurors consisting of local Brookline artists and professionals will make the exhibition selections. All exhibitions will be approximately one month in length. The placement of the exhibit within the calendar year may be timed to accommodate BAC special events. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling till July 31, 2015

Image credit: Image of Buster Keaton flipping his hat, in the public domain.