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Backstage Pass Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014


Poetry Collection Anhinga Press offers publication, a $2,000 award, and participation in a reading tour of Florida colleges for a poetry collection with its Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Applicants should submit the $25 fee and a manuscript of 48-80 pages. Anna Ross is among the past recipients. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2014

Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library is now accepting art exhibition proposals. Applicants must be from the New England region and all work presented must be original and produced within the last three years. Learn more.
Deadline: May 16, 2014 (12 noon)

Arts Writers Grants Applications are now being accepted for the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program which support writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, issued directly to twenty individual authors a year. Learn more.
Deadline: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Call to Artists  Entries are now being accepted for a June show at Atlantic Works Gallery in Boston. ENGENDERED will explore how gender is perceived from the literal to the abstract.  Artists are invited to submit work which depicts any aspect of gender – clearly defined, fluid or ambiguous. The context could be biological, sexual, political, spiritual, personal statements of self identity, imposed identity or perceived identity. Open to all media. Contemporary approaches are encouraged. (perhaps a non-conventional view of the non-conventional) No fees. 20% gallery commission on sales. Opening June 7th. Questions, contact Samantha Marder at or 617.529.5055
Deadline: May 30, 2014

Call For Art  The Zeitgeist Gallery in Beverly is accepting entries for their juried exhibition Abstract Nation 2014.  This is a national call for art for US abstract artists working in any medium. Also they are offering a chance to win a 6-8 week solo exhibition in 2015. Questions, call  978-219-7172. Learn more.
Deadline:  November 30, 2014 (midnight)

Image credit: Billie Holiday and her dog Mister, backstage dressing room, probably at the Downbeat, NYC, 1946. This photograph is from the William P. Gottlieb Collection which was purchased by the Library of Congress in 1995.

Living in the Future Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014


Space, the final frontier in artist residencies…

Call for Vendors The Cape Cod Art Association is now accepting vendor applications for the 12th Annual Art in the Village Festival on June 28 & 29 at the Courthouse Green in Barnstable Village. Learn more.
Deadline: spaces available on first-come, first-served basis

Fiction Leapfrog Press offers a prize of $1,150 and publication for a short story collection, novella, or novel. Submit $30 fee and a manuscript of at least 22,000 words. Leapfrog Press editors and Mark Brazaitis will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2014

Documentary Film The MacArthur Foundation Documentary Open Call accepts applications for support for documentary film projects, with an emphasis on “projects that have the potential to spark dialogue, create understanding, and contribute to social and policy change.” Projects should be in production or post-production phase (on a very limited basis, the foundation may consider projects in the research & development phase). Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2014

Literature by Veterans or Active Duty Military Iowa Review’s Jeff Sharlet Award offers a $1,000 prize and publication in Iowa Review to a work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by an active duty U.S. service member or military veteran. Submit $15 fee and up to 20 pages. Anthony Swofford is this year’s judge. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2014

“Shelter” Art Post Office Gallery on Cape Cod is now accepting submissions for its third annual juried art exhibit Shelter, which will begin with an opening reception on June 22 and will run through July 10. Open to all visual artists. Email up to three high resolution images in any medium. Include your name; phone & email; title, size, medium, and retail price of the work(s); and one brief paragraph describing the “shelter” theme in your submitted work. Learn more.
Deadline: May 22, 2014

Art Fair 4heads is seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines (painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound art and more) to apply for the 2014 Governors Island Art Fair – New York’s Largest Independent Exhibition. More than 100 artists of exceptional talent will be chosen to show their art (in a room of their own) this September. The event champions a new model for art fairs by putting the artists and the visitors first (artists’ exhibition space and fair admission are both free). Learn more.
Deadline: June 2, 2014

Participatory Art FIGMENT Boston 2014, a free two-day participatory arts event held at the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Saturday July 26 and Sunday July 27 , is accepting art project submissions. The event showcases art that encourages participants to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment, accepting submissions from artists of all ages and experience. Learn more.
Deadline: June 16, 2014

Film, Video, & Animation The 2014 Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival is now accepting submissions of short films (under 25 minutes) in animation, documentary, dance/performance, fine art/conceptual, drama/comedy/ narrative, and music video. Selected films will be shown at a date and Boston-area venue TBA, in late 2014 (past venues have included the Regent Theatre in Arlington and Somerville Theatre in Davis Square). Learn more.
Deadline: Early Bird – June 1, Standard – July 20, Late – August 1, 2014

Image: in the 1970s, NASA, Stanford University, and Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill convened a series of studies on space colonies. The image is one of the artist’s renderings of concepts that emerged from those studies.

Snagging Those Artist Opportunities

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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

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

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

Poets The Tupelo Press is currently accepting entries for their Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry. The prize includes a cash award of $3,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stringing Along Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014


Keep scratching and you’ll find your own tune.

Poetry, fiction, nonfiction The New Michigan Press / DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest offers a prize of $1,000, publication, and 25 author copies for a chapbook of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or mixed-genre work. Finalist chapbooks also considered for publication. Submit a manuscript of 18 to 48 pages with an $18 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2014

Poets The Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize offers an award of $1,000 and publication of an original poem. Submit up to three poems (10 pages max.). $20 entry fee includes Spoon River Poetry Review subscription. Past winners include Nancy K. Pearson. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2014

Writing Fellowship for New Parents Pen Parentis offers a prize of $1,000 to a fiction writer who is the parent of a child under the age of 10. The winner also receives an invitation to give a reading in New York City. Submit a story of up to 1498 words with a $25 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 16, 2014

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition State of Being at the Piano Craft Gallery. Curated by Somerville artist Danielle Festa, the show is a collection of figurative and portrait art. Open to Massachusetts artists of all mediums. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2014 (11:59 p.m.)

Call for Art and Craft Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Fitchburg Art Museum’s 79th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. The 79th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft is open to all artists and crafters who live within 30 miles of Fitchburg. Learn more.
Deadline: May 16, 2014 (5pm)

Creative Placemaking Request for Designs Proposals are now being accepted for a competition for artwork for two cultural districts (in Hyannis and Orleans) that will create excitement and spur interest in visiting the communities, honor their rich histories and culture, and integrate with their environment, culture, and activity. Questions, Connor at, (508) 776-6810. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2014 (midnight)

Artist Opportunities 1.0

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Women Writers Carolina Wren Press is currently accepting entries for their Doris Bakwin Award, a prize of $1,000 and publication, given biennially for a short story collection, a novel, or a memoir by a woman. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2014

Theater Artists The Princess Grace Foundation-USA Theater applications are now available. Apprenticeships and fellowships are commensurate with the fee (exclusive of benefits) proposed for an individual artist working with the nominating theater. Grants are awarded to actors, directors, and costume, set, sound, projection and lighting designers. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2014

Fellowship for Emerging Artists The Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists supports the careers of emerging artists through a solo exhibition and provides them with curatorial support, as well as marketing and business skills counseling. Six or more finalists will be selected for a group show to open in May 2014. From this group show, two winners will be chosen to receive a solo exhibition, for fall 2014 and spring 2015 respectively. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2014

Call to Mural Artists Meridian International Center – a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. – is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Community Engagement through the Arts Exchange Program for American mural artists. Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Programs Division in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) with programming support from Meridian, four American artists will travel abroad to collaborate with local youth and underserved populations on community-based projects in the mural arts. Artists will design, implement and administer a 3.5-week, in-country program based on local community issues for the country specified. Meridian is accepting applications for projects in Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2014 (11:59 p.m. EST)

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Danforth Art’s Juried Exhibitions Off the Wall and Community of Artists showcase. This year’s 2014 Juror for Off the Wall juror is Jennifer Gross, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: April 11, 2014

Call for Work The Marin Society of Artists presents Fresh Art 2014, a nationally advertised open juried exhibit and sale representing work from all over the country. Entries of all media, except film and video, will be exhibited. Awards of $1,000; $500; $250. Learn more.
Deadline: August 5, 2014 (5pm PDT)

Artist Opportunities Topspin

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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Call for Experimental Work Proposals Tinderbox is currently accepting proposals. The curatorial focus of the Tinderbox Series is on presenting a stimulating, creative and diverse series of experimental work including but not limited to performance art, film, video, new music, sound art, movement, collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Selected artists will present on one of the following evenings: April 25 and 26, 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: March 21, 2014

Choreographers Bates Dance Festival Scholarship applications are now being accepted to participate with international community of dance learners, practitioners and educators. Study with master teachers in a wide range of dance disciplines, deepen your dance practice, and build an essential professional network. Learn more.
Deadline: March 24, 2014

Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, One-Act Play Awards The annual Arts & Letters Prizes submission period is now open. They offer publication in the fall 2014 or spring 2015 issue, AND $1,000 prize to each winner for the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize (final judge: Jayne Anne Phillips); Rumi Prize in Poetry (final judge: Beth Gylys), Susan Atefat Prize in Creative Nonfiction (final judge: Bret Lott); and the Drama Prize for One-Act Play (final judge: David Muschell). In addition to publication and $1,000 prize, the prize-winning one-act play is produced at the Georgia College campus (usually in March); the winning playwright is brought to campus to attend the production and receive the prize. Learn more.
Deadline: March 24, 2014 (11:59 pm EST)

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the New Hampshire Art Association’s 28th Annual Omer T. Lassonde Open Juried Exhibition April 2 – 25, 2014. The exhibition is open to all artists and all media. Artists may submit up to two works. Please call the gallery at 603.431.4230 or email to receive the full prospectus. Receiving submissions March 29 and 30.

Humorous Art Entries are now being accepted for the Monmouth Museum’s upcoming juried exhibition What’s So Funny? Humor in Art. Learn more. Deadline: April 11, 2014 (8:00 pm, EST)

Awesome Grants Yes, that’s right, the Awesome Foundation The Foundation provides $1,000.00 grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. Funded Projects have included efforts in a wide range of areas including technology, arts, social good, and beyond. To apply, you can email Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling

Polly Wanna Artist Opportunity

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014


No nipping Polly! There’s enough for everyone.

Of Note: Basic Training for Artists: Community, Survival, & Thrival, a free workshop  on Saturday, March 22nd from 9:30am-2:00pm at the Parker Hill Branch Library (1497 Tremont Street, Roxbury). Artist Luanne E Witkowski, creator or Basic Training for Artists, a Mission Hill resident and MassArt studio manager, will facilitate this interactive workshop. Space is limited. RSVP and learn more.

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation’s Poetry Prize. A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem. Wesley McNair will judge. Submit up to three poems of no more than three pages. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2014

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for The Griffin Museum of Photography’s 20th Juried Show: The Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition. The juror is Aline Smithson. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2014

Short Story Glimmer Train Press is accepting entries for their short story contest called Family Matters. 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, 2014

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the 64th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition at the Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT. Show Dates: May 31 – July 26, 2014. Open to All Media. Curator: Andrew Russeth, Art Critic: New York Observer, Gallerist and 16 Miles of String. Awards: Best in Show: $3,000 prize and a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center. The curator has, at his discretion, an additional $4,000+ in cash awards. Learn more.
Deadline: April 25, 2014

Craft Mentorship The Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Mentor Program is offering opportunities for craft artists. offers assistance for emerging artists in marketing, pricing, selling, booth design, and legal/insurance issues. Learn more.
May 2, 2014

Artist Grants Applications are now being accepted for the Harpo Foundation’s Grants for Visual Artists. The Grants for Visual Artists award provides direct support to under-recognized artists of any age. Learn more.
Deadline: May 6, 2014 (11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time)

Residencies for Women Turkeyland Cove Foundation, a grant program for women located on Martha’s Vineyard offers one, two or three week residencies for women that are looking to complete an artistic, career or academic endeavor. The grant pays a stipend for transportation to and from the island and allows for a solitary, beautiful and inspiring work environment with all meals brought to the recipient. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2014

Image credit: from the NYPL Digital Gallery. From a children’s book. Illustration depicting Robinson Crusoe in his cabin with animal friends.

Artist Opportunities All Dolled Up

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014


Eastern Massachusetts Artists The Dedham Square Artist Guild is now accepting entries from artists working in all mediums for their show Wonderland, paying tribute to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Learn more.
Deadline: March 7, 2014

Call for Art The Appearances Eco Arts Festival in Provincetown has announced a call for science and/or environment influenced art in the broadest sense, including but not limited to outdoor sculpture and installations ( all media including sound, video and multimedia) indoor sculpture and installations, outdoor or indoor performance art, information art, painting, photography, film, video, digital works, and dance.
Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2014

LGBTQ Films Entries are now being accepted for Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (July 10-20, 2014, Los Angeles, CA). Learn more.
Deadline: March 17, 2014

Of Note: On April 10th, at the North Bennet Street School’s Windgate Gallery, Make Speak will feature 7 takes on craft, 7 presenters, 7 minutes each. Free event. Learn more and RSVP.

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: April 1, 2014

Call for Exhibition Proposals The ArtSpace Gallery in Maynard MA invites artists and curators to submit proposals for solo or group exhibits for their Fall 2014-Spring 2015 exhibition program. Learn more.
Deadline May 16, 2014

Magnified Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014


Where is that deadline? Do you see it?

Boston-based Artists The Center for Art and Community Partnerships’ Community Exhibitions Initiative invites artists to submit work for Woven Together, an exhibition to highlight the inherent strength of human connection. Large scale work is preferred. Works must be able to be hung on a wall. Works will be on view March 25 through mid-May 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: March 7, 2014 (11:59pm)

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 15, 2014

Call for Proposals The curatorial focus of the Tinderbox Series at MOBIUS is on presenting a stimulating, creative and diverse series of experimental work including but not limited to performance art, film, video, new music, sound art, movement, collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Learn more.
Deadline: March 21, 2014

Public Art The Boston Mayoral’s Office of New Urban Mechanics is seeking ideas from artists, designers, architects, and engineers on ways to re-think and improve civic spaces in Boston. This can be a new type of infrastructure (like the Seat-e project), innovative wayfinding, or something that just brings more wonderment to the street.  Projects should be in the $1,000-$4,500 range to design and implement. Learn more.
Deadline: March 28, 2014

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 23, 2014

Image from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) with Ida Lupino, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Yeah!

Toying With Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Fisher-Price toy camera

Drawing Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, is currently accepting entries for their exhibition DRAWN: 1st Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing. Learn more.
Deadline: March 3, 2014

Site-Specific Art The Frieze Artist Award award is now open for entries, to both UK and international artists between 25 and 40 years of age. This is a major new opportunity to create and present artwork at Frieze London. The award is for site-specific work, with an inclination towards performance and installation. Learn more.
Deadline: March 10, 2014

Call for Artists The Community Supported Art program is looking for artists interested in selling original works of art that can be produced in a limited edition of 50. Learn more.
Deadline: March 18, 2014

Photography The Griffin Museum of Photography has announced a call for entries for their 20th Juried Exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2014

Sculptors The Boston Sculptors Gallery has announced an open call to fill three membership positions. Members represent a wide range of media, exhibit in a solo show in the gallery every 24 – 30 months, receive promotional benefits including on the gallery web site, and in catalogues, group shows and invitational offerings. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2014

Photography The Somerville Toy Camera Festival seeks entries for its second annual toy camera fest. Images of any subject matter made with a “toy” camera (any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera) will be accepted. The festival will take place in June 2014 at five locations throughout Somerville, MA. You do not need to be a Somerville resident to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2014

Native American Art Entries are now being accepted for the 46th Annual Red Cloud Indian Art Show. The Red Cloud Indian Art Show is open to any enrolled tribal member of the Native Peoples of North America including Alaska Natives, Native Ha­waiians and First Nations of Canada. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2014