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Artist Opportunities Unplugged

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Unearthed from the public domain is archival footage showing, with out a doubt, a young Jack White with his first band attempting to play Seven Nation Army.

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the 4th annual Middlesex Fells Art Month for the month of September, 2014, at the Beebe Estates gallery, 235 West Foster, Melrose, Massachussetts. Opening reception is September 5 from 7-9 pm. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 11-3. This year’s theme is Nature. They are seeking art that depicts nature under threat, nature being preserved and nature being celebrated. The size limit for hanging art is 20 x 20. Submit up to 3 samples. No entry fee. For more information contact Mike Oliver 781-662-2340 or
Deadline: August 1, 2014

Short Plays Gallery 263 in Cambridge is currently calling for original short plays and adaptations on the theme “behind the scenes of a famous work of art.” You may select any famous painting or well-known artwork and write about what lead up to that moment, what happened after, or write about something directly in the middle. Selected plays will be staged during the weekend of September 5-7, 2014 at Gallery 263. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2014

One Minute Films Gallery 263 in Cambridge is currently calling for one-minute films on the theme of “summertime.” Films can be narrative, abstract, animated, shot with your smartphone, or with professional gear. All films will be screened at the gallery on August 9. All submissions welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: August 3, 2014

Call for Boston Area Artists In conjunction with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the Somerville, Medford and Cambridge Arts Councils will commission multiple artists to design an integrated art program for the Green Line Extension stations. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2014

NEFA Info Session on Wednesday, August 20, 10AM-12PM. NEFA staff will give an overview of its grants and programs for both artists and organizations. A highlight will be a demonstration of NEFA’s newest tool, CreativeGround, New England’s regional directory that spotlights cultural nonprofits, creative businesses and professional artists, and connects them with each other and those who are invested in the New England creative economy. RSVP by August 18, 2014.

Poetry and Short Stories The Black Lawrence Press awards The St. Lawrence Book Award for an unpublished first collection of poems or short stories. The St. Lawrence Book Award is open to any writer who has not yet published a full-length collection of short stories or poems. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and 10 copies of the book. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2014

Call for Painting Artists New American Paintings, a juried exhibition in print format, is currently accepting applications for their 2014 Northeast Competition. This year’s curator is Michelle Grabner, Artist, Educator, and Co-Curator, 2014 Whitney Biennial. Artists must submit 4 images for consideration. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2014

Call for Art The Community Arts Center of Danville, KY, hosts Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, a juried exhibition designed to test the limits of what we think of when we hear the word “landscape,” blurring the lines between portrayals of traditional and experimental landscapes. A first, second and third prize are also given to the artists whose works display artistic excellence and strength of execution. Learn more.
Deadline: September 2, 2014

Photography The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is open to North American citizens of any age who have yet to publish a book-length work. The prize’s focus is on creating an opportunity for photographers who are engaged in the creation of a continued, active, and vital body of work to publish a first book. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2014

Works on Paper South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive, imaginative imagery using paper. Show dates October 24 – December 21, 2014. Opening Reception October 24 6-8pm Juried by Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Learn more
September 15, 2014

Boston-area Visual Artists Artadia is back in Boston! Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2014 Boston Artadia Award from all visual artists living and working throughout the metro Boston area. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected through a two-tiered jury process that employs a panel of prominent curators and established artists in the fall of 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: October 24, 2014

Image credit: From the film War Babies (1932). Gif from Okkult Motion Pictures.

Artist Opportunities Trophy Winners

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014


Be like these stalwart gentlemen and go for it!

Photographers The Photography Center of Cape Cod’s online photography contest, NIGHT, offers $475 worth of available prizes. The best submissions will be featured in an online image gallery with cash prizes available for first, second and two honorable mentions. This exhibit is an opportunity for all photographers to create moving and powerful images inspired by nightfall. Learn more
Deadline: July 25, 2014

Call to Artists UFORGE Gallery in Jamaica Plain has announced a call to artists for their first-ever juried show.The juror is painter and art professor Enrico Pinardi. Learn more.
Deadline: July 28, 2014

Post_Office_Gallery__Logo Call for Artists Post Office Gallery in North Truro Village, MA invites artists to submit work for consideration in a themed, group exhibition that focuses on what defines old Cape Cod. The exhibit will run from August 31 to September 21. All artists (2 and 3 dimensional) are invited to submit up to three HD images of their work for consideration. Artists will be notified if accepted by August 19.  Drop off is August 25. E-mail your name, any questions and your submissions with title/size of each piece/medium and support by August 10 to All work must be for sale. No entry fee.
Deadline: August 10, 2014

Call to Artists The Davis Art Gallery in Worcester is calling for drawings, as well as mixed media and collage works that include drawing, for their next show Drawing. They will select approximately 35–45 artworks that will appear in the main exhibition space at the gallery from September 11, 2014 through January 9, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: August 12, 2014

Artist-in-Residence The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord is now accepting submissions for their new Artist-in-Residence program for the 2014-2015 season. Artists of all media in the first five years of their career who are not enrolled full-time in an academic program are eligible to apply. The artist-in-residence will be awarded a 132 square foot studio with a shared lobby space, and will have the opportunity to live rent-free in a single bedroom cottage within walking distance of The Umbrella. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2014

Genre Writers New Rivers Press seeks manuscripts in the genres Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Westerns, Young Adult, Inspirational, and all sub-genres within and across those categories for The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series, an e-Book-only series that publishes popular fiction titles with literary value. There is a $20 reading fee. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2014

Performing Artists Grants The guidelines and online application are now available for the 2015 USArtists International program. The program provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists from across the country who have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and, new this year, performing arts markets anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Learn more.
Deadline: September 5, 2014

Craft Artists Artist Applications are now being accepted for CraftBoston 2015, New England’s premier juried contemporary craft shows. Learn more.
Deadline: September 12, 2014

Poetry The 2015 Perugia Press Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry by a Woman is a prize of $1000 and publication. The submission period begins August 1st. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2014

Image credit: Photograph of winning oarsmen at Waterford Boat Club (1897) – National Library of Ireland, from the Public Domain Review.

Artist Opportunities Surfari

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014


Of Note: Atlantic Works Gallery presents the Boston Biennial 3* on July 17th – August 21st, 2014.

Professional Development The Arts & Business Council’s Office Hours for Artists Program offers one on one coaching sessions with Jessica Burko and and Kate Laurel Burgess-Mac Intosh. Sessions can focus on marketing for artists, social media, and more. Learn more.

Call for Artists The Artist Market in Somerville has spaces available in upcoming Saturday Local Artist Market (SLAM) dates through Dec 2014. SLAM is in its 5th year providing a venue for local artists to exhibit & sell their work & an opportunity for shoppers to find a wide variety of art & handmade goods in one location. All media is considered. Learn more. Questions, contact

Technology-Based Artwork COLLISIONcollective is looking for experimental technology-based artwork. They are soliciting work for More Human, a group show dealing with two closely-related concepts: human self-modification and the human modification of our environment. Learn more.
Deadline: July 27, 2014 (11:00 pm)

Short Fiction Glimmer Train Press is currently accepting entries for their Very Short Fiction Award for New Writers. A prize of $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of the prize issue is given quarterly for a short short story of up to 3,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2014

Art Commissioned for New T Stations The Green Line Extension (GLX) project is calling for a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to commission multiple artists to design an integral art program for new Green Line stations. Interested artists should consider attending a prequalification/information session on July 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM at the GLX Project Office (100 Summer Street, Suite 250, Boston, MA). Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2014

Public Media Art The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts has announced a call for media art for display on the Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The 80-foot-tall Marquee offers more than 3,000 square feet of display area on 7 screens, providing full-motion video capability. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2014 (midnight)

Printmakers New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery in Albuquerque, NM is inviting all printmakers to submit work for their 2nd International Juried Print Exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2014

Performing Artists NEST (New England States Touring) funds presentations of New England-based performing artists from outside of a presenter’s state. Learn more
Deadline: September 2, 2014

Fiber Art The Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville has announced a call for work for their exhibition Vessels: An Exhibition of Fiber Art. The show will be curated by: Amy Pett and Ellen Solari. Learn more.
Deadline: October 3, 2014

Call for Art The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR) and the Center for Women’s Health & Human Rights (CWHHR), have announced a call for visual art to enrich and further strengthen the multidisciplinary focus of their upcoming conference Menstrual Health and Reproductive Justice: Human Rights across the Lifespan. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2014

Catching Artist Opportunities

Monday, July 7th, 2014


Land, sea, or air, ArtSake has it covered!

One Act Plays The Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s One Act Play Competition is looking for fully produced one act plays (cast, directed and ready to perform) 7 minutes to 20 minutes in length. $1,000 prize for Best Play. Each play will be given four performances, plus two extra performances if chosen to advance to the finals. They will supply a technician to run sound and lights. Learn more.
Deadline: July 21, 2014

Female Playwrights The Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship provides a cash prize of $10,000 for a female playwright to write and develops a new play. In addition to the playwright will receive residencies at three geographically distinct institutions. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2014

Residencies for Writers, Media, Visual and Performing Artists Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY, offers residencies of an average of 5 weeks for writers, media artists, visual artists and performing artists. Facilities include dance/choreography studios, exhibition/installation spaces, metal shop, music studio, and performing arts space. Residency provides housing, meals, studio, travel assistance, and materials stipend. Artists responsible for additional materials or travel costs. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2014

Artist Grants Artist’s Resource Trust Fund has grants available in painting, sculpture, printmaking or mixed media to mid-career artists over 35 years old with financial need living in New England. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2014

Film/Animation Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival is currently accepting submissions. Short films (under 25 minutes) in the following categories: animation, documentary, dance, performance, fine art, conceptual, drama, comedy, narrative, music video. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2014

Printmakers The Monotype Guild of New England is currently accepting entries for the ” Quarter Sheet: Almost Legal” print show at Zea Mays Studio. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2014

Fund for Performing Arts Therapy The Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy supports theatre, dance, and music projects aimed at helping the sick and disadvantaged in the interest of making their lives better and brighter through the performing arts. Grants of up to $1,000 to fund instruments or equipment for a music therapist working in a hospital; scholarships for young people to attend theatre camp; travel expenses for a chorus or theatre group; space for a dancer working with disabled or elderly people; payment for an instructor teaching arts to patients; tickets for groups to attend theatre performances they otherwise could not… and any other proposal along those lines. Grants are focused in the Pioneer Valley and at Mass General Hospital. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling

Image credit: Photograph of Barbara Hughes cutting a back flip with beach ball (black ballet fashion) – Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida. From the State Library and Archives of Florida.

Loud and Proud Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014


Here’s a few Yankee doodle dandies to explore:

Of Note:The Brown University Art Slide Library is giving away 300,000 glass mounted 35mm slides! If you are interested in a random selection of slides of images ranging from the Prehistoric Era – 2010 (heavy on Impressionist and Renaissance) let them know. They cannot hand-select slides, but can try to focus on one period or another as possible. The deadline for requests is TODAY, July 1. You will need to pick up the slides on the Brown Campus. Request Form. Questions, contact Karen Bouchard, Scholarly Resources Librarian for Art and Architecture, Rockefeller Library, Box A, 10 Prospect Street, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 USA; Phone: (401) 863-3218 or

Call to Artists The Dedham Square Artist Guild invites all artists working in all mediums to submit work for their Identity. Open to artists working in all mediums. This show will be displayed at the Dedham Community Theater. Learn more.
Deadline: July 9, 2014

Call for Exhibition Proposals Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA is accepting proposals for a Fall 2014 exhibition. The Curatorial Proposal Series provides the opportunity for artists of all media and career levels to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art. Open to solo and group proposals, though groups are encouraged. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: July 13, 2014 (11:59pm)

Fiction Bard College is accepting entries for their Bard Fiction Prize. A prize of $30,000 and a one-semester appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College is given annually to a U.S. fiction writer under the age of 40. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2014

Artist Residency Applications are now being accepted for the Sustainable Arts Residency Awards at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2014

Call for Art The Copley Society of Art (Co|So) is seeking submissions for their upcoming national juried exhibition celebrating the urban landscape GRIT. Juried by Paul Ha, Director of MIT’s List Visual Arts Center. Learn more
Deadline: July 21, 2014

Artist Residency Applications are now being accepted for the Contemporary Artists Center, Woodside’s (Troy NY) residency program. Two neo-gothic stone church buildings now house our artist program and welcome artists from all over the U.S. and abroad.The CAC is located 2.5 hours north of NYC, and is currently accepting applications for the Fall season. Fellowships available. All residency artists receive some level of financial assistance. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2014

Call to Artists The Nave Gallery Annex (Somerville, MA) invites artists to participate in the exhibition Bibliophilia, curated by Hannah Verlin. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2014

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.

Earworm Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Of Note: Art and Technology New England’s Salon Series presents the The Business Of Fine ArtJune 25, 2014, 7:30 pm, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA. Moderator: Howard Yezerski. Panelists: Margo Chevers, Stacey Friends, Ray Graber. Free event. Space is limited. RSVP to

Playwrights  Firehouse Center for the Arts is now accepting submissions of full length, one act, and short (10 minute) plays for their 2015 New Works Festival. Playwrights from across New England are encouraged to submit. Since 2002, Firehouse Center for the Arts and the New Works Festival have fostered the development of regional writers, directors, actors, and theater companies by providing insight into the playwriting process from conception to presentation. Submitted plays are judged by an independent panel of theater professionals. Learn more.
Deadline: June 29, 2014

Directors, Choreographers Grant The Stage Directors and Choreography Foundation is accepting nominations for the The Zelda Fichandler award, an unrestricted grant of $5000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the national arts landscape through theatre work in a region. Learn more. Questions, contact Ellen Rusconi at
Deadline: June 30, 2014

Artist Residency Applications are now being accepted for the Miranda Arts Project Space (MAPSpace) Artist Residency in Port Chester, NY. This is a studio/workspace residency for collaborative artist teams (2+) lasting 3-4 weeks. Residency culminates in an exhibition, performance or event in same space. Artist teams take over the gallery space as a studio work space to create a unique work(s). Learn more.
Deadline June 30, 2014

Poetry The Pat Schneider Poetry Contest, sponsored by Amherst Writers & Artists, has a $1000 first prize. The winner plus up to three honorable mentions will be published in their literary journal, PeregrineLearn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2014 (postmark)

Call for Art The Boston Biennial Project is wicked psyched to announce an open call to artists worldwide for Boston Biennial 3- an online juried competition and digital presentation being held at Atlantic Works Gallery in atmospheric East Boston all summer long! Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2014

Call for Collegiate Sports Art The National Art Museum of Sports (NAMOS) competition is open to artists 18 and over who create fine art with a sport subject in three categories: 2D, 3D and Photography. Jurors, Adrienne Ruger Conzelman, Jean Marie Cote and Andrew Schoelkopf, will select 30 pieces for an exhibit September 7 to November 3, 2014, in the New Canaan Historical Society, New Canaan, Conn.  Learn more.
Deadline: July 7, 2014

Artist Residency The Boston Center for the Arts is currently accepting applications for their Artist Residency program which aims to provide an environment where artists can experiment with their craft, develop their focus or test new ideas and simultaneously engage in vital public dialogue. This season, the Residency Program puts special emphasis on artist projects that engage the public in direct and innovative ways, whether through collaborative activities, participatory public installations, performance, intervention or other imaginative activation. Learn more.
Deadline: July 7, 2014

Call to Artists The Dedham Square Artist Guild invites all artists working in all mediums to submit work for their themed exhibition “Identity.” Open to artists working in all mediums. This show will be displayed at the Dedham Community Theater. Learn more.
Deadline: July 9, 2014

Call for Art Event Proposals ArtWeek Boston is a collection of curated events and experiences throughout the city that highlights the quality and diversity of arts, culture, and creative community in Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: July 25, 2014 (5PM)

Photography Entries are now being accepted for BURN Magazine’s Emerging Photographer Fund 2014. The Emerging Photographer Fund grant was initiated by David Alan Harvey in 2008, and is awarded by the Magnum Foundation. Learn more
Deadline: July 31, 2014 (6:00 pm PDT)

Image credit: Cartoon  of doctor and patient from

Artist Opportunities Peel Out

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Vintage Photos of Girls in Mini Skirts on Bikes (1)

Participate in Public Performance Art Outside the MFA  Now, Speak! is an outdoor installation at the Museum of Fine Arts by Argentinean artist Amalia Pica. The work encourages impromptu performances by all MFA visitors and passersby. Pica’s lectern is an invitation to publicly share voices.  On June 14th at 1pm, an original text art piece text called Jayne Telephones, by Boston artist Sarah Rushford will be read. If you’d like to be a reader, contact or show up at 1pm at the MFA (Huntington Avenue side) and instructions will be provided. Learn more.

Filmmakers The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (September 18-21, 2014, Palm Springs, CA) is seeking Feature and Short films of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgendered people for a celebration of motion pictures that reflect, inform, enrich, and transform lives. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2014

Call for Participation FIGMENT Boston, a free, inclusive, participatory arts event held on the Rose Kennedy Greenway is seeking artists. Learn more.
Deadline: June 16, 2014

Call to Artists  seARTS is inviting artists in the Essex, Gloucester Harbortown and Rocky Neck Cultural Districts to apply for three grants of $1,500 each. Projects in the Rockport Cultural District are not eligible for this round of grants. Questions, contact seARTS at or 978-281-1222. Learn more.
Deadline: June 20, 2014

Public Art The Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID) in coordination with the Boston Art Commission, announces a Request for Qualifications for permanent public art work at Doherty-Gibson Park in Dorchester, MA. The goal is to create an original, site-specific, and highly visible work under the intentionally broad theme of “Freedom” to identify Fields Corner as a destination for business and culture, within a budget of $250,000. Learn more. Deadline: June 20, 2014

Of Note: One Word: Plastics!, a free panel discussion about making art with toy cameras. Sunday, June 22, 3-4:30 pm at Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville. Seating limited. Register now.

Public Art RI State Council On the Arts is now accepting request for qualifications for artwork for the University of Rhode Island’s Center For Chemical and Forensic Sciences, (CCFS), and the Center For Biotechnology and Life Sciences, (CBLS). The budget is $458,000. Learn more.
Deadline: June 25, 2014 (5pm)

Filmmakers Roy W. Dean Summer Grant is seeking films that are unique and make a contribution to society; documentaries, shorts, and features are all considered. The winner receives $2,000 cash and close to $30,000 in film goods and services to help complete your project. Each applicant for the grant receives a consultation from Carole Dean, founder of the grant, head of the non-profit film fiscal sponsor From The Heart Productions, and author of the Second Edition of the bestselling- book, “The Art of Film Funding”. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2014

Boston-Area Women Playwrights Our Voices annual festival of Boston area women playwrights is now in its 8th year is accepting short play, monologue, and performance poetry submissions from Boston-area women playwrights for either morning discussion session or evening staged reading session (applicant must select one). Learn more. Deadline: July 1, 2014

Call for Art Artists are invited to submit to the Cape Cod Art Association’s New England themed exhibit. Cash prizes will be awarded to Best of Show, Best New England Landscape and first and second place works. Learn more. Deadline August 1, 2014

Image credit: Photograph of girls on motorcycle from Vintage Everyday.


Posing For Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014


He was begging to be in pictures.

Call for Emerging Visual Artists Real Art Ways’ STEP UP is a series of six solo exhibitions open to emerging artists living in New York, New Jersey or New England. Learn more.
Deadline Extended: June 8, 2014 (midnight)

Muralist The Somerville Arts Council seeks an artist for the creation of a mural for the residences at 60-64 Derby Street in Somerville. The mural location will be along the retaining wall at the back of the property but will be visible from the street as well. Work should be on wood panels and will need to be applied to the wall by artist. Approx. 99.3 feet across split into 2 sections. 52 feet are at a height of 5.2 feet and 47 feet at a height of 6.5 feet. Compensation: $2,500 which includes supplies and labor. Contact Gillian Cook at for more information.
Deadline: June 10, 2014

Pop-up Art Interventions Pop Up! Dudley Connections, will be a month-long series of temporary art interventions in Dudley Square in Boston. Selected proposals will receive funding of up to $1,500 per project. Artists working in any medium, including performance art, are welcome to apply. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: June 15, 2014

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the University of Akron Press’s Poetry Prize. A prize of $1,500 and publication by University of Akron Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Maxine Chernoff will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2014

Poetry The Cultural Center of Cape Cod offers a national ($1,000) and regional ($250) prize for an unpublished poem that has not won a national competition. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages with a $15 entry fee. George Bilgere will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: June 16, 2014

Artist Residency The Wassaic Artist Residency in New York, is currently accepting 1-6 month proposals for their 2014/2015 Winter Residency Season. Artists receive an adaptable raw studio space in the Old Hotel in the Maxon Mills, as well as living accommodations. Artists also have access to workshop facilities and the possibility of working outside. The winter residency workshop facilities include a full wood shop. Learn more.
Deadline: June 20, 2014

Short Fiction Collection University of Pittsburgh Press offers the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, a $15,000 award and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press, to a collection of short fiction. Open to writers who have published a book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed literary journals/magazines. Past recipients include Elizabeth Graver. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2014

Watercolors Entries are now being accepted for the Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s Northeast Regional Watermedia competition. All work must be painted with water media on paper, unvarnished and framed under glass or Plexiglas. No collage, pastels, mixed media, pen&ink, color copies or computer generated work. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2014

Image credit: Photograph of girl and dog in public domain. From Barbara Wells Sarudy’s blog It’s About Time.

Artist Opportunities Scouting Report

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Number one draft pick? (Especially if the NFL institutes instant Kinetoscopic replay…)

Artists Funding Opportunity Dave Brown Projects is currently accepting applications for their 8th Semiannual competition. $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD). In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Brown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received. Jurors: Cindy Buckner, Associate Curator, Grand Rapids Art Museum; Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Margot Norton, Assistant Curator, New Museum, New York. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2014

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for Folk, a Northeast-region juried exhibition at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA exploring the multiple meanings of the word “folk.” Selected by: Kate McNamara, Director and Chief Curator of the Boston University Art Gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2014 (11:59pm)

Playwrights Applications Now Open for the 17th Annual Soho Rep. Writer/Director Lab. The Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab was founded in 1998 to explore and develop the work of a new generation of theater artists and to foster new collaborations between writers and directors in the beginning stages of the creative process. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2014

Poetry The Boston Review Poetry Contest offers a $1,500 prize and publication in Boston Review for a poem or group of poems. Submit up to five poems (10 pages max). Major Jackson will judge. $20 fee includes three issues of Boston Review, and all entries considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: June 2, 2014

Call for Entries Submissions are now being accepted for the American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center’s exhibition Readymade@100. The show aims to expand on Duchamp’s original idea. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2014

Fiction The Salamander Fiction Prize offers a $1,500 prize and publication in Salamander for a short story. Submit a story of up to 35 pages with $15 fee. Jennifer Haigh will judge. All entries considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2014

Call for Art The Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville, MA, invites artists to participate in the juried exhibition Winter. Exhibition dates: July 9–August 16, 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: June 20, 2014

Plays The New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest seeks play scripts of “social significance;” full-lengths, one-acts, short plays, and children’s plays. $300 prize. $25 fee ($45 for critique). Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2014

Composers The American Guild of Organists sponsors two awards for composers, the AGO/ECS Publishing Award in Choral Composition and the AGO/Marilyn Mason Award in Organ Composition. Both include $2000 prizes and premier performances. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2014

Craft Artists The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton is seeking submissions for their 2014 Biennial Members Exhibition. They invite their member artists to submit work in most media. Members may submit up to 3 images. Learn more.
Deadline: July 5, 2014

Exhibition Proposals The Mill Arts Project is an educational opportunity for first-time and experienced curators to develop their marketing and curating abilities by putting on an exhibit or an event for one to two months. While curators bring a vision or creative idea, ECA+ and Eastworks assists by providing a space, assisting with marketing for the exhibition or event, and project guidance. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: Rolling