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Power Ballad Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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Yes! Punishing power chords will leave those in its path forever mesmerized.

Ceramic Artist-in-Residence The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is accepting applications for their second annual Ceramic Artist-in-Residence Program. They are looking for two early-career clay artists to come live and make ceramic art work from January 5 – April 5, 2015. Residents will share furnished housing, studio space and an art exhibition upon completion of the residency for $400/month. Contact the Ceramics Studio Manager, Brian Taylor at brian@castlehill.orgLearn more.
Deadline: November 19, 2014

Visual and Performing Artists Visual and performing artists working in all media are invited to participate in the 7th annual city-wide Cambridge Arts Open Studios May 9th and 10th. Artists can either open their personal studio to the public or participate in common venues located throughout Cambridge. Cambridge Arts invites performing artists to showcase their work by pairing with a studio artist or common venue. Learn more
Deadline: January 31, 2015

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) 2014 December Member Art Show which will be on display December 5, 2014-January 4, 2015 at the GALA Art Center, 205 School Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Non-members are welcome to join at time of entry. Learn More.
Deadline: November 28, 2014

New Media Entries are now being accepted for CURRENTS 2015: 6th Santa Fe International New Media Festival. Categories include: new media installations, outdoor architectural mapping and new media installations, single channel video and animation, multimedia performance, digital dome, experimental or interactive documentary, web-art/art-gaming/mobile device apps, oculus rift, robotics and 3D printing. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Science in Art Maninfest in Cincinnati, Ohio, is currently accepting entries for SCIENTIFICOUS, an International Call for Entries Exploring the Art of Science or Science In Art, a competitive international exhibition of works exploring the theme of the art of science and science in art. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Learn more.
Deadline: December 5, 2014

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Monmouth Art Museum’s 36th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. The museum is in Lincroft, NJ. Learn more.
Deadline: December 5, 2014 (12 am EST)

Drawing Entries are now being accepted to INDA 10, the 10th International Drawing Annual, a juried annual publication of works of recent contemporary drawing. Manifest will accept drawing in a wide range of applications; technical, graphic, fine art, design, architectural, digital, illustration, etc. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2014

Student Jewelry and Metalsmithing Artists The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) invites student jewelry and metalsmithing artists to submit work that demonstrates the relationship between heritage and innovation. IMPACT will be held onsite in conjunction with the 2015 Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference on May 20-23, 2015. All students, whether part time or full time, under the direction of faculty in any North American degree/diploma/certificate-granting institution are welcome to apply. Learn more
Deadline: January 4, 2015 (11:59pm)

Call For Proposals TransCultural Exchange is Currently Seeking Proposals for its 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Expanding Worlds (February 25th – 27th, 2016) to take place at Boston University, with panels, tours and presentations also at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, among others. Learn more.
Proposal Deadline: January 10, 2015 (5:00 pm)

Artist Fellowships for Cape Cod Residents The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod has announced the availability of Fellowships to provide direct, unrestricted funding to Cape Cod artists in recognition of exceptional work and to foster the creation of new original work. Categories include visual arts, performance arts and written word. Learn more.
Deadline: Visual Arts, February 13, 2015
Deadline: Performance Arts, February, 12, 2016
Deadline: Written Word, February 10, 2017

Curatorial Proposals The New Art Center is currently accepting curatorial proposals for their Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP). Their 2,500 square-foot gallery is a converted church with a 25-foot vaulted ceiling. Curators of accepted proposals receive a 1,000 USD stipend as well as administrative, installation, marketing & P.R. support. Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2015
Of note: a Curator Workshop & COP Info Session with Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is on December 16, 7 PM. More info.

Image credit: Bartolomeo Veneto and workshop [Italian (Venetian). Lady Playing a Lute, Italian, about 1530, Oil on panel, 22 x 16 1/4 in. From the J. Paul Getty Museum.

 

Artist Opportunities Above the Fold

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

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Call for Sketchbooks The Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville, MA, invites artists to participate in the curated exhibition The Sketchbook Show. The curators are Ellie Laramee-Byers and Rachel MelloLearn more.
Deadline: November 16, 2014

Printmakers The International Print Center New York is currently accepting entries for their New Prints 2015/Winter exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Call for Art The Brookline Arts Center is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Golden, February 6-April 10, 2015. The jurors are Julie Graham and Mags HarriesLearn more.
Deadline: December 7, 2014 (11:59pm)

Artist Residencies The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. Learn more
Deadline: February 1, 2015

Call for Artists Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. Artists must be a U.S.-based artists, 19 years of age and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibit. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2015

Sculptors The Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA, invites artists to forward a selection of up to three existing sculptures or installations for a juried outdoor exhibition from 5/15/2015 to 11/1/2015. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Image credit: Portrait of Emma, 1887, by Anders Zorn. Image in public domain.

Four-On-The-Floor Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

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Early photographic discovery of an EDM DJ spinning a groove.

Playwrighting Residency and Commision The McKnight National Residency and Commission program aids in the commissioning and development of new works from nationally recognized playwrights. Benefits include: A $14,000 commission; at least two U.S. round-trip airline tickets; housing during the residency period; up to $5,750 in workshop funds to support the development of the play; a public reading of the commissioned play. Learn more.
Deadline: November 13, 2014

Call for Artists The Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s 100 Members’ Juried Exhibition at Provincetown Art Association and Museum (November 21-January 18,2015). Learn more. Deadline: November 18, 2014 (drop off, 12-4pm)

Emerging Playwrights The Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowships are awarded annually, providing emerging American playwrights with funds and services to aid them in the development of their craft. Four $16,000 fellowships will be awarded for 2015-16, in addition to $1,500 in development support. Fellows spend a year-long residency in Minnesota and have access to Playwrights’ Center opportunities, including workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors. Learn more.
Deadline: November 20, 2014

Bands and Ensembles Applications Open for American Music Abroad: Promoting Cultural Diplomacy Through Music. American Music Abroad (AMA)’s application round for the 2014-15 season in now open. Each year, approximately ten ensembles are selected to embark on month-long, multi-country tours, where they will engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews. Learn more.
Deadline: January 9, 2015

Craft Artists The CERF+’s Emergency Grants and Loans are designed to provide immediate help to eligible craft artists after career-threatening emergencies. Applicants may request a loan, grant or both. Complete their Emergency Assistance Inquiry form and they will contact you. Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: Photograph of Boy and toy record player, 1920’s by Harry Walker.

Problem-solving Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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“Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.” – famous quote by ArtSake (or possibly John Adams or Benjamin Franklin).

Short Fiction Entries are being accepted for the Indiana Review’s Fiction Prize. Winner receives $1,000 and publication. Roxane Gay will judge. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words. Learn more. Questions, contact inreview@indiana.edu
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Call for Art The Cambridge Art Association is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Platinum. All mediums accepted: 2D, 3D and video multimedia work. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2014 (5pm)

Time-Based Digital Media The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance is currently accepting entries for their exhibition, LEGEND: A Tribute to AIDS Awareness Month. The exhibition will coincide with World AIDS Day / AIDS Awareness Month through personal responses to contemporary notions of difference. This may include, but is not limited to, topics such as LGBTQIA issues, living with HIV/AIDS, or physical/mental health awareness. Artists/filmmakers can submit time-based digital media; submissions must be 15 minutes or shorter. Learn more. Questions, contact info@blaa.us
Deadline: November 16, 2014

Photographers Wheaton College is now accepting entries for their exhibition Wheaton Biennial 2015: Framing Photography. Work by artists in all stages of their careers will be considered. The juror is Kristen Gresh. They are seeking a diverse range of experimental work, collectively evoking an open-ended reconsideration of the boundaries of photography. Learn more.
Deadline: November 24, 2015

Artists and Writers Residency The Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown offers residencies to both writers and visual artists. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014 (Writing Fellowship)
Deadline: January 31, 2015 (Visual Arts Fellowship)

Individual Artists Support Grant The Adolph and Esther Gottleib Foundation is currently accepting applications for their Individual Support Grants. Applicants must have at least 20+ years of art-making, and a demonstrated financial need. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2014

Artist Opportunities Back in the Day

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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The original Jamaica Plain Porchfest participants rocking out.

Call for Arts Advocacy Arts Matter Day is October 24. Arts matter in Massachusetts and should matter in our state elections. Now help MASSCreative prove it. Build the buzz around arts and cultural issues this election season and make the candidates take notice. Share your #ArtsMatter story by sharing this message with your networks. Learn more.

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

Exhibition Proposals The Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester seeks exhibition proposals for their 2015/16 season. A number of four-week exhibition slots are available for either year. Exhibition and curatorial opportunities are open to RNAC members and non-members. Solo shows and group exhibitions accepted. The space is suited for two-dimensional work and small sculpture; interested artists should be familiar with the space before submitting a proposal. Learn more. For guidelines, contact art@rockyneckartcolony.org

Call for Boston-Area Artists Under 30 The Arsenal Center for the Arts is seeking the work of artists from the Greater Boston area under the age of 30 years old. The 30 Under 30 Exhibition is designed to display and encourage the dialogue of 30 young artists in the Boston area. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2014

Massachusetts Artists Assets for Artists has announced its fall 2014 program cycle for artists living or operating their creative business anywhere in Massachusetts. Eligible applicants include artists in all disciplines whose practice would benefit from the opportunity to receive working capital funds and improve their financial and business management skills to make valuable investments aimed at growing their creative enterprises. (Income and household asset guidelines also apply.) Learn more.
Deadline: November 7, 2014

Of Note: The Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition’s 8th Annual Artists Under the Dome Event on November 12th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m at the Massachusetts State House.

Exhibition Proposals The Chazan Gallery in Providence, RI, is currently accepting exhibition proposals for solo and group shows for their 2015-2017 seasons. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Northeast-based Playwrights All Northeast-based playwrights are invited to submit to The Provincetown Theater’s Winter Readings Series of original work. Plays may be collections of short plays, one-acts, or full length plays no longer than 90 minutes. Playwrights must be involved in the production of the reading. Plays may not have been previously staged. Learn more.
Deadline: December 2, 2014

Artist Residency Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, an international craft school in Deer Isle, Maine, offers a two-week residency program and intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. All of the studios will be staffed by technicians who can assist with projects, and residents can move between studios as needed. Learn more. Applications will not be accepted until January 1, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Image credit: From the J. Paul Getty Museum. Gerrit van Honthorst, Flemish, 1622, Oil on panel, 121 5/8 x 44 7/8 in.

Artist Opportunites As High as an Elephant’s Eye

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Open Call NNE (North-Northeast), a juried exhibition organized by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) that showcases established, mid-career, and emerging artists working in all media. Learn more.
Deadline: November 14, 2014

Call for Artists The Town of Barnstable is accepting applications for artists and artisans whose primary residence is Cape Cod, for participation in the 2015 Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty program. The shanties are located in the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, at Bismore Park/Ocean Street, Hyannis. Artists will be juried and first selections made by Friday, December 19 based on applications received. Subsequent applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis following this date for any remaining spots for the 2015 season and will be filled based on need and availability. Learn more. Question, contact Melissa Hersh, Arts and Culture Coordinator Melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us or call 508-862-4767.
Deadline: November 14, 2014

Playwrights, Directors, Composers, Librettists Applications are now being accepted for the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, a 3-week play development retreat that provides a private creative environment for playwrights, directors, composers, and librettists to develop new work with the support of dramaturges and full casts. Applications welcomed for projects at any stage of development from playwrights, directors, composers, ensembles, performance artists, and choreographers. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2014

South Asian Filmmakers The New York Indian Film Festival is seeking works by veteran as well as emerging South Asian filmmakers in the following categories: Feature (over 40 minutes), Short (under 40 minutes), Documentary (over 40 minutes), and Short Documentary (under 40 minutes). Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted by Gallery 263 in Cambridge for Chroma, a national juried exhibition of work on hue, saturation and value. Selected by: Lynda Schlosberg (Boston-based artist, Kingston Gallery).  Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only.  All media accepted. Learn more. Questions, email contact@gallery263.com
Deadline: December 7, 2014 by 11:59PM

Call For Art The Brookline Arts Center invites student jewelry and metalsmithing artists to submit work that demonstrates the relationship between heritage and innovation. IMPACT will be held onsite in conjunction with the 2015 Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference. Jurors: Lauren Blais, Peter Evonuk and Ashley Vick. Learn more.
Deadline: January 4, 2015 (11:59pm)

Grant for Cape Cod Artist Applications are now being accepted for the Art Within Reach Grant Sponsored by Cape Cod Art Association. Grant provided to an individual artist living on Cape Cod with a recognized artistic excellence in Fine Art media and a demonstrated commitment to their art; painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography or mixed media (Film does not qualify). Unrestricted funds applied toward any expense to enhance the artist’s ability to create work. Learn more.
Deadline: February 2, 2015

Playwrights Entries are now being accepted for the Clauder Grand Prize; a $2,500 cash award, and a workshop production followed by a full production at Portland Stage during the 2016-17 season. Plays must be full-length and be original works, not an adaptation or translation.
Learn more.
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Public Art Registry The Cambridge Arts Council encourages artists to add samples of their work and biographic information to their Public Art Registry. Once registered, artists are considered for all future Cambridge public art commissions.
Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: A woman on a farmer’s shoulder emphasizes a corn crop’s height in Minnesota, 1916.Photograph by A. W. Thompson, National Geographic.

Supervisory Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

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“Purrr-fect.”

Exhibition Proposals GRIN accepts proposals for solo and group exhibitions, gallery-wide guest curated exhibitions, and other special events. GRIN is a contemporary art gallery in Providence, Rhode Island, founded to create a space for artists to develop and exhibit their work and to promote an intellectually demanding yet aesthetically pleasing environment focusing on art across mediums. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling

Music Artists Club Passim’s Iguana Music Fund awards grants between $500 and $2,000 to individual artists for specific career building projects. The grants are open to any artist in any musical genre with an affiliation to New England either by residence or tour history. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Photography Portraits The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, has announced that its Portraits call for entry is open for submissions. The call defines a portrait as a visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, place, animal, or object. All capture types and photographic processes welcome. Debra Klomp Ching will serve as juror. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Curatorial Proposals Gallery 263 in Cambridge encourages submissions to its Curatorial Proposal Series (CPS) for Winter ’15 exhibitions. The CPS program provides the opportunity for New England 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.
Deadline: October 19, 2014 (11:59pm)

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) 2014 Fall Juried Art Show which will be on display November 14-30, 2014 at the GALA Art Center, 205 School Street, Gardner, MA 01440. The juror is Roger Hankins, Director and Curator of the Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross. Learn More.
Deadline: October 24, 2014

Poets, Poetry Organizations, Presses, and Editors Proposal submissions are now being accepted for The Seventh Massachusetts Poetry Festival to be held May 1-3, 2015, in Salem, Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: October 30, 2014

Visual and Performing Artists The Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture and First Night Boston 2015 invite visual and performing artists to apply to participate in First Night Boston, the annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Under this year’s theme of “Innovation, Inspiration, and Celebration,” the event will showcase dozens of performances and attractions throughout the city including a daytime Family Festival, Grand Procession parade, firework displays, evening performances, and more. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Musical Theater The Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater, administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, subsidize full productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprofit theaters in New York City of musical theater works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. Only one submission by a collaborative group or a sole creator will be accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2014

Public Art Commission Tufts University Art Gallery sponsors the creation of a temporary public art project sited at a high visibility location on Tufts’ main campus in Medford/Somerville. The Tufts University Art Gallery seeks Requests for Qualifications from Massachusetts artists to create a 10 x 20 foot billboard-scale work of art in collaboration with participants of the Tufts’ Tisch College of Active Citizenship and Public Service’s pilot Intersections Project. This public art project aims to highlight the importance and value of art on a university campus as a vehicle for social change. Learn more.
Deadline: November 7, 2014

Art for Social Change The Surdna Foundation is issuing a request for proposals to support projects developed in response to communities’ specific challenges and to support artists and organizations whose long-term, deeply-rooted work has increased social engagement. The foundation will consider all artistic disciplines, including cross-disciplinary work, for grants ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 over one or two year periods, with a maximum total award of $150,000 per year. Learn more.
Deadline: November 12, 2014 (11:59 pm EST)

Golden The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) is celebrating it’s golden (50th) anniversary, and the BAC invites Massachusetts based artists of all mediums to submit work relating to gold. Jurors are Julie Graham and Mags Harries. The show, Golden, will run February 6-April 10, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: December 7, 2014, 11:59pm

Image credit: Photograph of Lois Mailou Jones painting in her Paris studio in 1937 or 1938, with kitten supervising from her shoulder. From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Artist Opportunities On Fire

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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Burn brightly and leave your trail wherever you fly.

Call for Art The Nave Gallery in Somerville is now accepting entries for their show I’ve Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road. Musicians, road crew, engineers, venue employees, and other supporters of the music scene as well as professional artists are encouraged to submit work. All mediums will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: October 3, 2014

MCC Artist Fellowships Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships Program (that’s us here at ArtSake!) is currently accepting applications in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. Fellowships are $10,000 each. Learn more.
Deadline: October 6, 2014

The MCC’s STARS Residency Program’s online application will open at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 and close when the demand for funds exceeds the funding available. STARS Residencies has a rolling deadline – applications will be reviewed on a “first-received, first-reviewed” basis. Applications are reviewed within five weeks of submission. Learn more.

Artist as Activist Fellowship Applications are being accepted for the Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artist as Activist Fellowship. Learn more.
Deadline: October 13, 2014

Local Cultural Council Grants Applicants may apply to the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s LCC Program for projects, operating support, ticket subsidy programs, artist residencies, fellowships or other activities, based on local priorities and needs. Average grants tend to be modest ($200-$500) and are reimbursement-based. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition The Personal is Political is Personal, curated by Sara Allred at Tufts Slater Concourse Gallery, November 1 – December 12, 2014. Artists (living or working in the Tufts University “host communities” of Medford, Somerville, and Boston’s Chinatown) can submit 2D art addressing this theme. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Call for Small Works The Gallery at Porter Mill in Beverly is accepting submissions for its Annual Small Works Exhibition. All media excepted. Learn more. Questions, contact studios.portermill@gmail.com
Deadline: October 17, 2014.

Festival Proposals Submissions are now being accepted for the Discover Pittsfield 10 x 10 Upstreet Arts Festival. Artists, performers and cultural organizations are invited to propose programming for inclusion in the festival. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Artist Survey The Arts Extension Service at UMass Amherst is looking for artists to respond to their survey in order to help shape their professional training workshops, which they bring to communities nationwide. Here’s the link to their survey.

Image credit: Comet of 1577, depicted by Georgium Jacobum von Datschitz, 1577. From The Public Domain Review.

Artist Opportunities By the Powers of Shakespeare

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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By the powers of Shakespeare, I defy ye all…
… to apply apace for yon artists opportunities!

Of Note Assets for Artists recently published a great list of upcoming deadlines for artist opportunities. Click and prosper.

Art Projects in Melrose The Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts (MMFA) is currently accepting grant proposals from artists interested in bringing their work to the City of Melrose. The MMFA provides limited funds to arts organizations and individual artists to provide broad-based arts experiences to the citizens of the City of Melrose. Qualifying artists, projects or presenters need not be from Melrose, although the product or presentation must occur in Melrose for the benefit of the Melrose community. Questions, email MelroseMFA@Gmail.com. Learn more.
Deadline: rolling

Ten-minute Plays City Theatre in Miami is accepting submissions of short plays (ten minutes) for its City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting. The winning play will be produced in the annual Summer Shorts festival, and the winning playwright will earn royalties, a cash prize of $1,000 and be invited to Miami for the festival. Submit one play only; plays can span style and genre. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2014

Fellowships Fellowships of up to $75,000 each, office space at the Radcliffe Institute, and access to the libraries at Harvard University are given annually to artists in a variety of disciplines to allow them to pursue their creative projects. The fellowship period lasts from September through May. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014

New Music Projects New Music USA is funding projects that involve “new music getting out into the world through a live performance or recording.” Requests can come from individuals or organizations. To apply, create a user profile and a project page on the New Music USA Web site. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014 (5 PM EST)

Historical Creative Writing Fellowships The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA will award at least three fellowships to creative and performing artists and writers to explore pre-20th century American history at the organization’s independent research library. The fellowships will provide monthlong residencies, which include $1,850 and optional housing (housing fee deducted from stipend), to “multiply and improve the ways in which an understanding of history is communicated to the American people.” Fellowship projects include historical novels, nonfiction, plays, poetry, documentary film, screenplays, articles, costume and set designs, sculpture, painting, and other creative endeavors with a basis in history.
Learn more.
Deadline: October 5, 2014

Public Media Art The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts are issuing the twelfth call for media art for display on the Marquee. The organizations are looking for 45-second videos, animations, or computer-generated works that push the creative limits of this LED sculpture. The call is limited to Massachusetts residents only. Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday, October 12, 2014 (midnight)

New England Artists New England artists who has not had a solo show in a commercial gallery are encouraged to apply to the Bromfield Gallery Solo 2015 Competition. This contest awards two artists a solo exhibition each in January, 2015, at Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Apply online, all media, with up to 5 jpgs ($30 fee). Juror: Judith Tolnick Champa, editor-ar-large, Art New England. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Boston-area Visual Artists Reminder to Boston-area artists: apply for the Artadia award. 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

Poets The Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize includes a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 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. Peter Stitt is the final judge. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Northeast Artists The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) seeks submissions for Open Call: NNE (North-Northeast), a juried exhibition open to artists in the six New England states and New York. Open Call: NNE will showcase dozens of artists with 1-4 works each. The exhibition dates are January 10–February 7, 2015. The juror is Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. ENTRY FEE: $30 ($20 for BMAC members). Learn more.
Deadline: November 14, 2014

Creative Repurposing PIPELINE Ideas Competition is offering a $1,000 prize. Artists are encouraged to submit creative ideas to re-use massive cast iron water pump components for functional items like seating, bike racks, way-finding and signage, or sculpture in Medfield. Questions, email jeanmineo@aol.com. Learn more.
Deadline: November 21, 2014 (5 PM EST)

Image: “The hostile press and the consequences of crim. con., or, Shakspeare in danger” by Robert Cruikshank. Image from Folger Shakespeare Library, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Learn more about Folger Shakespeare Library images in the public domain.

Accelerating Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Life’s not a race but hurry anyway and apply to these!

Of Note FLUX.Boston just published a spiffy list of current calls-to-artists. Check it out!

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery’s exhibit Leaves: Color, Cadence, & Texture (Oct 23-Jan 12). Artists are invited to submit up to five pieces, provide one (8″x10″) color print for each entry for judging purposes only. 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. Provide a stamped return envelope to fit your artwork if you would like it returned. Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067. Question, contact jngoba@massaudubon.org.
Deadline: September 29, 2014

Call for Exhibition Proposals The South Shore Art Center seeks exhibition proposals for its Bancroft Gallery. Group or themed shows preferred. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014

Artist Residency The Millay Colony is currently accepting applications from visual artists, writers and composers for their residency program. The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month or two-week residencies to visual artists, composers and writers between the months of April and November. Residents artists get private rooms, studios and all meals during their stay at our pastoral campus. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014

Project Support Proposals Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced the launch of an open call for proposals for artists whose work intersects with activism. Up to $100,000 in project support and up to $10,000 in travel and research grants will be provided to artists and collectives working to address pressing challenges facing societies in the U.S. and beyond. Learn more
Deadline: October 13, 2014

Call for Art The Prince Street Gallery is now accepting entries for a national jury exhibition (January 27–February 21, 2015), for artists working two-dimensionally. The juror is Robert Berlind. Learn more.
Deadline: October 24, 2014

Poets, Poetry Organizations, Presses, and Editors Proposal submissions are now being accepted for The Seventh Massachusetts Poetry Festival to be held May 1-3, 2015, in Salem, Massachusetts. Learn more. Submit here.
Deadline: October 30, 2014

Call to Artists The Cambridge Art Association is now accepting entries to Platinum, their 2014-2015 juried biennial exhibition. This year’s juror is Alise Upitis, The MIT List Visual Art Center, Public Art Curator. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2014 (5:00pm)

Residency Fellowships for Writers The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is currently accepting applications for fiction and poetry Fellowships. Open to writers in the emerging stages of their careers. Fellows may be citizens of any country. The Work Center awards residency fellowships to five poets and fiction fiction writers a year. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014