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Artist Opportunities Scale the Heights

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Writers, Visual Artists American Therapy Booth, a Civic Engagement Art Installation in Boston, September 2017, is seeking writers and visual artists. Writers and quick-form visual artists who speak Spanish, Chinese, French, Portuguese, or Arabic to act as paid facilitators and creators during the installation of American Therapy Booth in September 2017. Brazilian, Chinese, Congolese, Iraqi, and Somali community organizations who would like to partner with American Therapy Booth to make visible and heard their stories of living in America. American Therapy Booth (ATB) is a civic engagement art installation promoting “active receptivity” listening through sharing/listening booths. Its mission is to deepen the empathy and understanding between people of different beliefs, values, backgrounds, and cultures and to foster creative expression as both a process and product of empathetic community building. Seeking bilingual artist/facilitators with a background in empathetic/non-violent communication and an artistic medium of creative writing, poetry, or quick-form visual art. Artists will support participants in questioning, listening, and creatively interpreting the sharings of others into written or visual pieces. They will also create written or visual art based on participants sharing their experiences living in America. These are paid positions for 6-15 hours
per week for 3-4 weeks. Learn more.

Poets The Rosebud, Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize, is currently accepting entries. A prize of $1,000 and publication in Rosebud is given biennially for a poem by a poet under the age of 40. Peter Thabit Jones, Molly Peacock, and John Smelcer will judge. Submit up to three poems of any length.  All entries are considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Fiction Writers Entries are currently being accepted to the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. Now in its 17th year, the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is one of the most renowned fiction contests in the world. Featuring prominent guest judges and offering $2500 across five prizes, the contest delivers exciting new fiction from writers all over the world. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2017

Call to Artists Artists and Art Students working within all aspects of Evolutionary Biology- be it bird or biomimicry- Darwin or DNA- are welcome to enter the Art Science Exhibits Berlin 2017. There are no age or border restrictions. Apply within any art discipline. Curatorial team is Aric Mannion, mp Warming, and Matt Burnett. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2017

Arts Writers Grant Program Applications are now being accepted for the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant which supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art. The program issues awards directly to individual authors for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing projects. It supports a broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. Learn more.
Deadline: May 17, 2017

Call to Artists Post Office Gallery on Cape Cod in North Truro, MA invites visual artists to participate in their 6th Annual Open Call Juried Exhibit. Selections will be based on artistic and creative quality, interpretation of the theme and space allotment. There is no fee to enter. Retail price assumes a typical 50% gallery commission. All medium will be considered, including sculpture. You may submit up to three high resolution jpeg images (named with its title) of your work in any medium along with any questions to: Please include your name, and the title, size, medium and support of each piece and any questions in the body of your e-mail. in your submission. Exhibit dates: June 4 – 25, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: May 19, 2017

Workshop Residency Seminar: Denniston Hill in Woodridge, New York, is currently accepting applications from emerging performance-based artists. The workshop-residency includes shared rooms, one home-cooked meal per day, breakfast and lunch supplies, and a modest stipend for materials or travel. There is no fee to apply for or participate in the project. Housing, food and a small stipend are provided. Learn more.
Deadline: May 19, 2017

Artist-in-Residence Applications are currently being accepted for a nine-month residency at The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA. Free studio and housing provided. The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA is proud to continue its Artist-in-Residence program for 2017-2018. The program provides space and support for an emerging artist to develop their work while connecting to the Greater Boston art community. This year, The Umbrella begins a long-awaited renovation that will bring welcome state-of-the-art changes for all to enjoy. Using an artistic approach, the selected 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence should consider The Umbrella’s transformations as a point of departure for their own creativity during their nine month residency. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2017

New England Playwrights The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport MA is now accepting submissions for their 16th Annual New Works Festival. This festival fosters the growth of New England playwrights while showcasing the talent of local and regional actors and directors. Playwrights from across New England are encouraged to submit their 10-minute, one-act, and full-length plays. An independent blind panel will select the festival’s shows in anonymous readings. From the selected plays, one from each category will be awarded The Pestalozzi Prize (for the Full-Length category), with an honorarium of $150.00, and The Peter Honegger Prizes (for the One-Act and Short Play categories) will each be awarded an honorarium of $75.00. Festival dates are January 19 & 20 January 26 & 27, 2018. Learn More.
Deadline: June 11, 2017 (11:59pm)

Image credit: Photo of a 17-year-old Prince, by photographer Robert Whitman.

Artist Opportunities Get Schooled

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Call for Artists The Attleboro Arts Museum is currently accepting entries for their national juried exhibition LINE. Open to all mediums, sizes & concepts that relate to, or include, a line. Imagine … a chorus line, signing on the dotted line, horizon lines, jump ropes, a police line up, waiting in TSA lines, cross-hatching, long and winding roads, zip lines, crossing the picket line, lines in the sand, tally marks … where and how do you draw the line? Line will be on display at the Attleboro Arts Museum from June 15 – July 15, 2017. Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded. Learn more.
Deadline: April 25, 2017

Documentary Filmmaking Training for Immigrants and Refugees Community Supported Film of Boston is offering free documentary filmmaking training to ten new immigrant and refugees in the Boston area. The training will take place over 15 weeks starting in June, culminating with each participant producing his or her own short film about the challenges faced or contributions made by their community. Learn more.
Deadline: April 28, 2017

Call to Artists The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists worldwide to submit images for their UPLIFTING ART 2017 elevator door competition. Three images will be selected, one for each elevator door in the Cultural Center’s Education Wing. The images, provided as high resolution digital files, will be reproduced on material to be affixed to the elevator doors for one year. The Cultural Center directors will jury. Learn more.
Deadline:  May 5, 2017

Call to Cape Cod Artists The Cultural Center of Cape Cod has announced a call for a pop up exhibit. Eleven images will be selected for display on the windows at Wings on Route 28 in Yarmouth. The theme is open but a Cape Cod and/or Yarmouth theme will be given priority. All media is welcome. The images, provided as high resolution digital files, will be reproduced on material to be displayed at the site until the building is demolished in Fall 2017. Each artist will receive a $150 stipend and acknowledgement with contact information at the site of the installation. No entry fee. Artists may submit as many images as they wish. Open to local Cape Cod artists. Learn more.
Deadline: May 5, 2017 (11:59pm)

Muralists Beyond Walls is a group of Lynn residents, business owners, and public art/placemaking enthusiasts using grass roots efforts to create a sense of place and safety in the heart of Downtown Lynn. They are currently seeking mural artists to partake in their 10 day mural festival from July 13 – 23, 2017 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: May 8, 2017 (received by 5:00pm)

Exhibition Proposals ArtSpace Maynard invites artists in all media (except video) to submit proposals for one month solo or group exhibitions for the 2017-2018 season. The proposed exhibit should be based on a unifying concept that is social, historical, philosophical, cultural, political or other. The ArtSpace Gallery is one of the largest nonprofit exhibition spaces in Massachusetts. Preference will be given to New England artists. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2017

Call to Artists The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA is calling on artists working in all media to create a new work inspired by the theme of the Four Freedoms or the meaning of freedom today. Approximately 30 works in all media will be selected by jury for inclusion in the Museum’s upcoming international traveling exhibition, Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms. Additional submissions will be available on the exhibition website and in other online media. The exhibition will be on view from June 2018 through October 2020 at several United States museums and one international museum, including the Norman Rockwell Museum; New-York Historical Society; Henry Ford Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The George Washington University Museum; and at Caen Memorial Museum, France, among others. Learn more.
Deadline: May 26, 2017

Call for Artists The Eighth Annual New England Collective Juried Exhibition at Galatea Fine Art in Boston’s SOWA Art District. August 2-27. All media accepted. Juror: Charles Giuliano, Publisher/Editor of the Berkshire Fine Arts Journal; Critic, Writer, Teacher, Curator, Artist. Questions, call 617-542-1500. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2017

Call for Artists The Newton Free Library is seeking proposals of two-dimensional, original work by local artists for January-June 2018 shows. Questions, contact Ellen at or call 617-796-1410. Learn more about the exhibiting policy.
Deadline: July 14, 2017 (12:00 pm)

Playwrights Nylon Fusion Theatre Company in New York is currently accepting submissions of new works for future projects. Learn more.
Deadline: August 8, 2017

Image credit: Photograph of first grade at the Atherton School, 1944. From the Grove Hall Memory Project.

Artist Opportunities Spin Out

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Writing Fellowship for New Parents Pen Parentis is offering Writing Fellowship for New Parents. A prize of $1,000 and publication in Brain, Child is given annually 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 800 words with a $15 entry fee ($20 for two stories) between March 1 and April 17. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2017

Youth Art Addressing Climate Change Amplifier, in collaboration with Earth Guardians, is holding an open call for youth art to celebrate heroes working to address climate change. One youth artist will be selected to receive a $1,000 education scholarship and have their art printed and distributed at the People’s Climate March. Fifty youth submissions will be selected for a group art exhibition at the Amplifier Foundation Gallery in the fall of 2017, and be made available as high resolution downloads on the Amplifier Foundation website. Learn more.
Deadline: April 18, 2017 (11:00 pm PST)

Boston Opportunity Fund Grants will be made to individual artists for specific needs, such as materials, professional development costs, conference fees, and stipends for teaching artists. Applications are available on a monthly basis 10 months out of the year. Applicants may request up to $1,000 in funding. Up to $10,000 will be granted per month. Learn more.
Deadline: April 18 , 2017

Of Note: Lanoue Gallery is presenting, in collaboration with the office of U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton in Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District and Harvard University’s Middle East Initiative, the solo exhibition, Homeland inSecurity, featuring work by Mohamad Hafez. The artwork featured in Homeland inSecurity came out of Hafez’s pained response to seeing media coverage of his homeland obliterated by a war that has turned more than 11 million Syrians into refugees. The gallery will host a reception and artist’s talk, Thursday, April 13th from 5 to 8 pm. Congressman Moulton will deliver an introduction and remarks beginning at 5:45 pm. The show will run through Sunday April 30, 2017

Call for Curators The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to announce its seventh annual Emerging Curator Open Call. The Emerging Curator Program offers an opportunity for an individual to organize a conceptually cohesive group show at the NARS Foundation Gallery. The aim of the program is to encourage new dialogue and to create a platform for emerging curators and artists to experiment and exchange ideas. No prior curatorial experience is necessary. Curatorial collectives and two-person collaborations are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Call for Art Entries are currently being accepted for Art on the Trails: Finding Solace in the Woods, Beals Preserve, Southborough. Exhibition dates: June 3-September 24, 2017.  Juried by Mary Tinti, Southborough resident and former curator at Fitchburg Art Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Artists and Writers Residencies Ox-Bow 2017 Fall Residency Program is currently accepting applications for two, three, and five week (September 3rd – October 7th) residencies in Saugatuck, Michigan. Accepted residents are fully funded. Artists can apply for additional stipends within the application. Ox-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program offers artists and writers the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. The residency is open to all visual art disciplines and writers. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017 (Midnight, CST)

Alternative Free Rehearsal Space Project Mass Eye and Ear is inviting artists and art groups to apply for free rehearsal space at the Starr Center at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. The selected artists or group will enter into an agreement with Massachusetts Eye and Ear for a year of free rehearsal space. The Alternative Space Pilot Program is a partnership between the City of Boston and local businesses and institutions. The goal is to help make underused private spaces available to artists. The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture helps match art groups and artists to available spaces on a regular basis. Commitments to a space are for at least one year. Learn more.
Deadline: May 5, 2017 (5 p.m.)

Art & Nature Field Study Tropical Field Studies of Art+Nature in Puerto Rico is a hands-on, immersive, and project-based program that integrates biology and art in the field, at various environments in Puerto Rico. The focus of the program is to learn about Puerto Rico’s diverse wildlife through artmaking and field biology. We travel to rainforests, dry forests, beach, coastal, coral reef, mangrove, and mountain environments. The program involves multiple site-specific projects that integrate creativity, art and biology. Learn more.
Dates: May 17-22, 2017

Call for Artists The city of Worcester has announced a call to artists to create Bike Rack, Bench, and Trash Receptacle Designs in conjunction with the construction of the Blackstone Gateway Park. Learn more.
Deadline: May 26, 2017 (delivered)

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Slick Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Of Note:  Demystifying Taxes for Artists workshop on April 25, 2017. This free workshop is open to NEST-eligible artists and NEFA’s Creative City grantees and will be led by Hannah Cole, visual artist and tax agent for Sunlight Tax at NEFA in Boston. Register by April 7, 2017

Call to Artist The Mosesian Center for the Arts seeks submissions for a large-scale temporary art installation on the Arsenal on the Charles campus, home to athenahealth, in Watertown MA. This exhibition requires images 5′ high by 12′ wide. Submissions are not required to be pre-formatted to meet these specifications and may be single or in series. No original artwork will be used. Large-scale reproduction prints will be produced by the MCA at no cost to the artist. A stipend will be provided to exhibiting artists. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2017

Call for Artists The Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus (Omaha, Nebraska) is currently accepting proposals for a large exterior sculpture, installation or environmental public art project. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2017

Poets The University of Arkansas Press is currently accepting entries for their Etel Adnan Poetry Prize which includes an award of $1,000 and publication by University of Arkansas Press. The prize will be given annually for a first or second poetry collection by a writer of Arab heritage. Series editors Hayan Charara and Fady Joudah will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2017

Call for Images Jamaica Plain Arts Council, JPNDC, and Samuel Adams are co-hosting PROJECTIONS II: Art on the Brewery Walls. On the evening of May 13th, 2017, artists’ images will be projected onto the outside walls of Jamaica Plain’s Brewery Complex. Submissions can include images 2D, 3D, and video. This nontraditional art show is open to all artists. You can work in any medium and you do not have to live in Jamaica Plain. Innovation and originality are valued. Submission is free and open to any artist. Each artist may submit up to three (3) images for inclusion in the Projections event. Email your entry to: with the following information: artist name, mailing address, email address, up to three (3) images of your work. Images must comply with the following guidelines (images that do not comply will not be accepted): JPEG format, 1920px on the longest side, titled as follows: last name_first name_ entry # (e.g. smith_john_1.jpg).List of images with the following information: title, medium, dimensions, price.
Deadline: April 19, 2017 (midnight)

Female Opera Composer Commission Grant This program helps OPERA America Professional Company Members to commission works by talented women who compose for the opera stage. Grants cover up to 50 percent of a female composer’s fee for a full production of a commissioned work. Learn more.
Deadline (Intent to Apply): April 19, 2017

Exhibition Proposals ArtSpace Maynard invites artists in all media (no video) to submit proposals for one month solo or group shows on a coherent theme for 2017-2018. Preference given to New England artists. Gallery is 1,800 square feet, 150 feet of linear wall space.  Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2017

Call to Artists Entries are currently being accepted for the 14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition. $2,000+ in awards. Juror: Theresa Ganz, artist and assistant professor of visual arts, Brown University. Exhibit September 12 to October 3, 2017 Ames Mansion Museum, Borderland State Park, North Easton, MA. Open to all living artists 18+ residing in the USA. All mediums including photography. Full color catalog. Learn more  or send SASE to BANJAE, 4 Essex Rd. Sharon, MA 02067.
Deadline: July 8, 2017

Call to Artists Roslindale Open Studios is a family friendly event. Artists from Roslindale and beyond show and sell paintings, jewelry, pottery, textiles, photography, mixed-media, and more. Visitors are invited to group sites, artists’ home studios, and participating businesses. ROS is a unique event that brings together artists, residents, and visitors, building a diverse, cultured community. Roslindale Open Studios will be held on October 21st and 22nd, 2017 11am-5pm. Learn more.
Registration: June 1, 2017-July 15, 2017

Mid-Career Artist Grants The Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund offers grants in painting, sculpture, printmaking or mixed media to mid-career artists with financial need in New England and Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties, NY. Nonprofit organizations wishing to show, commission or purchase work by mature artists living in New England may also apply. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2017

Printmakers Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 North American Print Biennial. The juror is Judith Brodie, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art. Photographs, offset reproductions, or reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium will not be considered. Submitted work may not have been exhibited in any other Boston Printmakers exhibition. Artists may submit up to three digital images of original prints completed within the past two years. Learn more.
Deadline: August 25, 2017

Open Call for Curatorial Project Proposals The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (BLAA) has announced an open call for curatorial project proposals. Guidelines: Exhibition that brings together LGBTQIA artists’ work around a theme and/or process(es). Exhibition must include at least 3 artists from the Greater Boston area and a minimum of 5 artists in the project. Curator(s) and out-of-state artist(s) will be responsible for facilitating in the coordination of logistics. Experimental work, multimedia work, and installation projects are encouraged but must be flexible as upcoming hosting spaces are not confirmed. Projects that center queer, trans and POC voices are encouraged. Learn more.
Deadline : Rolling

Artist Opportunities Headlines

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Stop the presses, ArtSake has just published new listings.

Photographers Entries are currently being accepted for the Center of Fine Art Photography Center’s exhibition, Forward, their 8th annual open themed call. Exhibition and awards open to all subject matter. All capture types, genres, installations and photographic processes either historic or modern are eligible to submit. Learn more.
Deadline: March 29, 2017

Emerging Playwrights Applications are now being accepted for the annual Princess Grace Awards. Emerging playwrights are encouraged to apply at the beginning of their careers so that through the New Dramatists Fellowship, they can develop their work as well as benefit from being a part of a unique, diverse, dynamic community of professional playwrights. An applicant’s status as an emerging playwright is evaluated during the adjudication process. One playwright will be selected to receive a grant in the amount of $7,500. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2017 (6PM EDT)

Call for Submissions The Deaf Poets Society, an online journal of deaf and disabled literature and arts, seeks work on bodies, science, technology, bioethics, and future ways of existing, for their issue on “D/deaf and disabled perspectives” on futurism. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2017

Call to Artists Aperture Foundation is accepting entries for the 2017 Summer Open: On Freedom. Working together with Aperture, they would like to ask artists, as global citizens, to consider the visual language that is necessary today to communicate a new political, social, and environmental consciousness. Hank Willis Thomas, Eric Gottesman, and Wyatt Gallery are the jurors for the prize. Send them images that address or express what freedom looks like. Learn more. 
Deadline: April 5, 2017

Photographers The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites photographers worldwide to submit images to their online competition, Abstractions. All winners will be displayed in their online gallery. First Place $500, Second Place $200 and Third Place $100. The Cultural Center directors will jury. Learn more.
Deadline: April 7, 2017

Artist, Writer Residency Individual and group proposals, in a variety of scholarly and creative areas, wanted by the Trillium Project for their residency program at Shotpouch Creek in Oregon. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2017

Call to Artists Nave Gallery Annex is currently accepting entries for the exhibition In Triplicate. Artwork may be from any discipline. Curated by Liz Helfer. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2017

Poets The Beloit Poetry Journal is currently accepting entries for their Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry. A prize of $1,500 and publication in Beloit Poetry Journal will be awarded for a poem. The judge is Carolyn Forché. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2017

Playwrights Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition for full length Latino stage plays in Spanish, English, or both. Playwrights may be Latino or of any other ethnic or racial background as long as the play’s subject matter and characters resonate with Latino audiences and accurately depicts the Hispanic experience. No screenplays, one act plays, musicals, adaptations or translations will be accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: Wednesday, June 15, 2017

Trolling Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Of Note: Free workshop on business planning for performing artists. Creative Ground participants have priority, so this is a great reason to sign up for this virtual Hiring Hall which also helps make you eligible for regional touring. Registration deadline is March 21st.

Call to Artists  Entries sought for the exhibition Planes in the Sky, a Fort Point Arts Community Exhibition at the Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Boston Massachusetts. Planes in the Sky seeks art that deals with human progress and discovery of the past & future. Themes may include modern science, digital evolution, evolving architecture, stargazing, the control of nature and the origin of life. Learn more.
Deadline: March 26, 2017 (midnight EST)

Call to Artists The Mosesian Center for the Arts invites artists to submit two- and three-dimensional art created from reclaimed materials. This juried exhibition promotes recycling and resource conservation by encouraging the reuse of a variety of materials in new, different, and creative forms. It aims to educate the viewer about delaying and preventing the accumulation of solid waste through upcycling waste into art. Entries must incorporate at least 50 percent of repurposed, recycled, or reused materials. Use of non-recyclable fasteners and framing materials (when applicable) are permitted. Learn more.
Deadline: March 30, 2017

Poets Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm are currently accepting entries for their Frost Farm Prize of $1,000 and publication in Evansville Review for a poem written in a metrical form. The winner also receives a scholarship and honorarium to attend and read at the Frost Farm Poetry Conference in June at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. Deborah Warren will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: March 30, 2017

Writers The Arts & Letters Prizes 19th Annual Arts & Letters Prize is offering three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Arts & Letters are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Richard Garcia will judge in poetry, Amy Hassinger will judge in fiction, and Sonja Livingston will judge in creative nonfiction. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2017

Call to Artists DownStreet Art Call for Submissions for ten new projects, ranging from performances and murals, to pop-up parks and sidewalk painting to celebrate their tenth season of community-based programming. This year, they offer three dynamic opportunities for designers and artists to develop and showcase their work in downtown North Adams, MA. Learn more.
Deadline for all three opportunities: March 31, 2017 (11:59pm)

Poetry, Fiction Orison Books offers Prizes in Poetry and Fiction. Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication by Orison Books are given annually for a poetry collection and a book of fiction. Carl Phillips will judge in poetry and David Haynes will judge in fiction. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Arts Research Prize The Createquity Arts Research Prize inaugural award will go to an outstanding research project published in 2016 that has dramatically expanded our understanding of the arts. The winner will receive $500, follow-up programming opportunities, and the recognition of Createquity’s unique collaborative community, which includes influential arts leaders from around the world. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2017

Writer-in-Residence The Associates of the Boston Public Library is currently accepting applications for its fourteenth Writer-in-Residence. The program was created to provide an emerging children’s author with the financial support and quiet space needed to complete one literary work. Eligible projects include fiction, nonfiction, a script, graphic novel, or poetry, intended for children or young adults. The fellowship provides a $20,000 stipend and an office at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square from September 2017 through May 2018. Learn more.
Deadline: April 14, 2017 (postmark)

Artist Residency Program Gallery 263 is currently accepting proposals for their 2017 Artist Residency Program which offers a 700-square foot space to artists of all media.  This is a non-live-in, shared residency opportunity. The program hosts up to four solo artists or one collective of artists for seven weeks. This year’s Summer Residency will begin on June 12, 2017, and run through July 29, 2017. Up to four solo applicants will be chosen to share the space, or one collaborative group will be chosen. This is a shared residency and one group of artists will share the space for the entire residency. Learn More.
Deadline: April 16, 2017

Call to Artists The Rochester Contemporary Art Center is accepting entries for their small art phenomenon 6×6! The only stipulation is that the artwork is 6″ x 6″ x 6″! No entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 16, 2017

Call to Artists Gallery Z in Lowell has announced a call for their exhibition Earth Mother, April, 27 – May, 21 2017, in keeping with Earth Day 2017’s Campaign of Environmental & Climate Literacy and the need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet.
2 & 3 D mixed Media accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17 2017

Relocate to North Adams Grant  MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is seeking applicants for their North Adams Project, an initiative to support artists committed to building their creative future in North Adams. The NA Project offers financial incentives and special programming for selected artists who relocate to North Adams by the end of 2017. Learn more about Assets for Artists.
Deadline: April 25, 2017

Proposals for New Plays Set in Boston SpeakEasy Stage is accepting proposals for The 2018 Boston Project, which includes a $2,500 commission and a year of development on a brand-new play about Boston. Playwrights should submit proposals for unwritten plays set in Boston or its surrounding areas, taking place within ten years, plus or minus, of the present day. The development process will culminate in a two-week workshop and invited staged reading in May/June 2018. Recent winners include Nina Louise Morrison and Rick Park. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2017

Female Photographers Women Photograph, a database launched by photographer Daniella Zalcman to promote the representation of female photographers in the industry, has launched two grants to finance new or in-progress projects. The main grant, supported by the Pulitzer Center and worth $5,000, is directed at mid-career, established women photographers, while three other grants worth $2,500 each and financed by the camera-bag company ONA will go to emerging visual journalists. Applications open April 1, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: May 20, 2017

Exhibition Proposals The New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) invites artists and curators to propose contemporary art exhibitions involving two or more artists and at least one public presentation. Curators of accepted proposals receive a $1,000 stipend as well as administrative, installation, marketing, and public relations support. Learn more.
Deadline: June 3, 2017

Artist Opportunities Persisted

Monday, March 13th, 2017

“Art knows no national boundaries…” President John F. Kennedy

Take a listen to a sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C. for television broadcast on behalf of the National Cultural Center. In his speech President Kennedy discusses the universality of artistic expression and its ability to transcend national borders.

Photographers The Griffin Museum of photography, a nonprofit organization that strives to help all photographs, will host their 32nd annual Juried Show for Photographs. They provide cash awards, honorable mentions, exhibitions at their museum and online features. Learn more.
Deadline: March 17, 2017

Call for Dancers, Musicians, Comedians, Storytellers, Poets & Filmmakers Submissions are now being accepted for the Fourth Annual OnStage Arts Marathon. Held this year on May 13, 2017, at the Center for Arts at the Armory, this annual event brings together artists from the Somerville, Cambridge, and Greater Boston area to perform, celebrate, and promote our many talents. Open to artists and performers of all types, we are seeking dancers, improv and stand-up comedians, musicians, spoken word artists, poets, filmmakers, visual artists, and more to perform and exhibit at the event. Preference will be given to Somerville/Cambridge/Boston-based individuals and organizations. This is an 18+ event. Learn more.
Deadline: March 19, 2017 (10pm)

Call for Entries ArtsWorcester is seeking submissions for the Seventeenth ArtsWorcester Biennial. The winner of the 2017 Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best In Show will be awarded a cash prize and a solo-exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: March 19, 2017

Studio Fellowships VisArts in Rockville, MD, invites applications and proposals for a six month Studio Fellowship. The Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. Learn more.
Deadline: March 20, 2017

Call for Entries The Concord Free Public Library Fowler Branch seeks submissions for Wildness & Wonder, an interdisciplinary curiosity cabinet that explores our relationship to the wild. The exhibit will be included in Concord’s celebration of the Bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, and in the library’s annual Concord Reads program centered around his ‘Walking’ essay. Community members, naturalists, and artists submit 5-10 images of natural objects, framed photographs, or artworks to Curated by Jenn Houle.  Learn more.
Deadline: March 26, 2017

Call for Artists ArtsWorceter seeks proposals for solo and group exhibitions for our 2017-18 gallery season. As part of this year’s call for exhibits, we seek submissions specific to the Present Tense Prize, awarded to an artist whose work exemplifies new practices, artistic risk-taking, and excellence in execution. The Present Tense Prize winner receives an award of $1,000 and a solo exhibit on one floor of the Aurora Gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: March 29, 2017

Call to Artists Artists of all disciplines are invited to apply for DownStreet Art 2017. Celebrating its tenth season, Downstreet Art will bring 10 public, participatory projects to downtown North Adams in 2017. These include three dynamic, paid opportunities for artists and designers to develop their work in an art-friendly community. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2017

Grant for Painters Over 45 The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant is awarded annually to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need. The mission of this grant is to promote public awareness of and a commitment to American art, and to encourage interest in artists who lack adequate recognition. Learn more.
Deadline: April 3, 2017

Call for Exhibition Proposals The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library are pleased to present bi-monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in the Jamaica Plain Branch Library’s new public exhibiting space. The Selection Committee will meet each year to select shows for the following year. Applications are now being accepted for exhibits for the May-December 2017 time period. The gallery space will be managed by our collaborative partner, Uforge. Please direct all inquiries or questions to: Learn more.
Deadline: April 7, 2017 (5 PM)

Call for Puppeteers The Somerville Arts Council (SAC) seeks to support and present local puppet companies in the area. SAC seeks touring puppeteers and puppet companies for a curated indoor or outdoor performance series of puppetry works for PuppetPalooza 2017. It will take place on the streets, parking lots, municipal parks, and other spaces located in east Somerville. They are open to various models– series of short vignettes or an evening of longer performances. Learn more.
Deadline: April 7, 2017

Visual Artist Grants The Harpo Foundation is currently accepting entries for their grants for visual artists. The award provides direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older. Awards are made of up to $10,000. Learn more.
Deadline: April 21, 2017

Solo Exhibition Call Applications are currently being accepted for the CUE Art Foundation Solo Exhibition’s Open Call. The Solo Exhibition Open Call provides emerging and under-recognized artists the necessary time and resources to present an exhibition at CUE in 2018. The selected artists will receive valuable mentor support from one established curator on the selection panel including a studio visit and installation guidance in preparation for the exhibition, in addition to a $5,000 honorarium, and an accompanying exhibition catalogue with an essay written by a participant in CUE’s Art Critic Mentoring Program. Learn more.
Deadline: May 12, 2017

Call to Artists The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest 2017, September 10 – October 23, 2017. The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is “The State of Hope” guest curated by artist Whitney Ramage. Artists and artist teams are invited to submit proposals for sculpture, installation, video or performance to be exhibited on our historic grounds in West Rutland, Vermont. Learn more.
Deadline: June 23, 2017

Call to Artists The Augusta Savage Gallery at UMass Amherst is currently accepting artist submissions of work that considers Home as the subject of their creations. A story must accompany the artwork. Tell that story, whether fictional or true, in 100 words or less. They request that artists only submit new work created specifically for this exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2017

Image: Elaine De Kooning in her studio working on drawings and paintings of President John F. Kennedy.

MIT Media Lab Award

Friday, March 10th, 2017

“You don’t change the world by doing what you’re told” – Joi Ito, Director MIT Media Lab

The MIT Media Lab is accepting applications through May 1 for a no-strings-attached $250,000 Disobedience Award. This award will go to a person or group engaged in what they believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society. What does this mean? Societies and institutions lean toward order and away from chaos. While necessary for functioning, structure can also stifle creativity, flexibility, and productive change–and ultimately, society’s health and sustainability. This is true from academia, to corporations, governments, the sciences, and our local communities. With this award, they honor work that impacts society in positive ways, and is consistent with a set of key principles. These principles include non-violence, creativity, courage, and taking responsibility for one’s actions. This disobedience is not limited to specific disciplines; examples include scientific research, civil rights, freedom of speech, human rights, and the freedom to innovate. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Artist Opportunities Dreams Unwind

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Taken by, taken by the sky…

Displaced Artists Fund The Vermont Studio Center’s Displaced Artists Fund exists to assist visual artists and writers displaced due to natural disasters, climate change, or political turmoil or threat by providing residencies in a safe and supportive community of creative peers. By providing a creative community of refuge in Vermont, these residencies restore normalcy to studio practice, ease the isolation that often accompanies displacement, and extend VSC’s founding spirit of “artists supporting artists” to those most in need. Artists and writers from anywhere in the world who have been directly affected by natural disaster may apply for Displaced Artist Fund residencies. These residencies are 4- to 6-weeks in duration. Learn more.

Call for Entries Interdisciplinary artist Merli V. Guerra is currently working on a new art installation that will debut in April at the We Create Festival in Boston, MA. Guerra is looking to incorporate stories from those with Alzheimer’s into the work, as a way of preserving memories before they’re erased. If you know of someone Guerra can interview—or would like to submit stories yourself—please contact her by March 15, 2017, at

Boston Artists Opportunity Fund Grants will be made to individual artists for specific needs, such as materials, professional development costs, conference fees, and stipends for teaching artists. Applications are available on a monthly basis 10 months out of the year. Applications will not be available in April or October, when other BCC grant opportunities are due. Applicants may request up to $1,000 in funding. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Call to Artists in MFA Programs The Helen Day Art Center is currently accepting entries for their forth biennial, Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts exhibition, featuring current MFA candidates in New England, New York and Quebec. Learn more.
Deadline: March 19, 2017 (midnight EST)

Call for Poetry The City of Boston has issued a call for poetry as part of the Mayor’s Poetry Program. Selected poems will be printed and publicly displayed on the walls of Boston City Hall for 12 months. Boston Poet Laureate and MCC Fellow Danielle Legros George will jury. Learn more.
Deadline: March 20, 2017

Female Screenwriters Lab The Writer’s Lab, produced by IRIS and New York Women in Film & Television and funded by Meryl Streep, in collaboration with the Writers Guild of America, East, is currently accepting submissions. They welcome screenplays by women over 40 (birth date on or before 3/30/77). They seek a broad selection of screenplays across all genres of fiction. Scripts by more than one writer will be considered, but all writers must be female, and only one writer can attend the Lab. Learn more.
Deadline: March 23, 2017

Call for Entries The Scituate Arts Association has announced a call for art. All works on paper or canvas must be properly framed and wired for hanging (no clip-on frames or saw tooth hooks). Sculpture or other 3D works must have a suitable display. Due to space limitations the SAA reserves the right to refuse oversize works (over 40″) or works whose subject is deemed non-PG. Learn more.
Deadline: Drop-off hand delivered work to the SAA’s Ellis House, 709 Country Way, Scituate, on Thursday, March 30, 5-7 pm or Saturday, April 1, 11 am-2 pm.

Artist Residency The John Michael Kohler Art Center’s Arts/Industry program is currently accepting applications. Each year up to 16 artists are selected for residencies in the Pottery and/or Foundry areas of the factory through a competitive jury process. No experience with clay or cast metal is required, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas. Residencies run from two to six months in length. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Call to Artists #RESIST is a call that seeks work of all mediums that speaks to the current political climate in the United States and elsewhere. Curated by Susan Berstler and Greg Cook. Exhibition will be at  Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA from April 27-May 27, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Call For Artists Paradise City Arts Festivals presents New England’s leading shows of fine handmade craft, painting and sculpture. Paradise City’s events will occur in in Northampton, MA and Marlborough, MA,  in beautiful indoor settings, with outdoor space available for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists are encouraged. For 23 years Paradise City has been known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists. Learn more.
Deadline: April 3, 2017

CraftBoston Mentorship Program Their Mentor Program prepares emerging artists for presentation in premier craft shows through their participation in CraftBoston Holiday. Mentors and mentees attend a series of meetings to discuss topics such as booth design, marketing, pricing and selling of work, legal and insurance issues, show operations, and portfolio development. Learn more.
Deadline: April 7, 2017

Craft Artists The Brookline Arts Center invites New England-based artists to submit work for their Contemporary Craft exhibit (June 16-July 21, 2017), juried by Lindsay Mis, CraftBoston Director for the Society of Arts and Crafts. Artists are invited to submit work representing contemporary craft. Since the 1800s, New England has long been at the center of American craft from silversmithing to woodwork to textiles. In recent years, the craft movement has defied boundaries and gained recognition as an art form in its own right. Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores what defines today’s studio craft and how it navigates between function and fine art. All media welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: April 21, 2017

Call to Artists ArtScape in West Concord, MA, is preparing for an exciting Spring 2017 show, Wings Beaks Feathers: A Spring Fling. All media accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: April 22, 2017

Call to LGBTQIA Artists The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance’s Summer 2017 Exhibition will be an exploration and celebration of the cultural value and significance of the arts in light of the current political climate. Harking back to the “NEA Four” and the conservative establishment’s attack on arts funding in the 80s/90s, the imminent future promises to be a historical moment in which the arts are again directly challenged. History repeats itself. This exhibition serves as a platform for LGBTQIA artists to engage with this moment in their own unique and distinctive voices. Work can range from revolutionary to visionary, from angry to celebratory, from local to global. How do we make art when there are urgent political crises taking place around us? What makes art important and vital, to ourselves and to others? How do we respond when threatened? Overall, the show will function as part of a larger collective conversation about the necessity of the arts in society. Work will be accepted in any medium, including performance. BLAA is a Boston based LGBTQIA group committed to providing support, resources, and community to artists. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30th, 2017 (midnight)

Dialed In Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Of Note: The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) is inviting Massachusetts residents, ages 18 and over, of all abilities, to submit to our 2017 Call for Art and juried art exhibition entitled “Breaking Barriers.” The barriers persons with disabilities sometimes encounter are not only physical, but also societal. A central purpose in holding this exhibition will be to showcase the talent of our Commonwealth residents and to present works to the public that will raise awareness of and challenge the barriers and stigma that persons with disabilities often encounter. The exhibition will deliver the important message that ability comes in all forms. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2017.

Call to Artist Viridian Artists in New York City is inviting professional artists in any media to submit to its 28th annual international juried exhibition. The juror for this competition is Susan Thompson, Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: April 9, 2017

Call to Artists The Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery has extended their deadline for submissions on the upcoming juried exhibit, Spring Awakenings. The emergence, drama and magic of spring is viewed and perceived in a myriad of ways. Share your insight and artistic inspiration of the natural world reawakening through your artwork. Let your creative expressions and interpretations reveal this rebirth in this nature theme. The exhibit will run April 7 –June 19, 2017. Any medium is acceptable for the show, artists are invited to submit up to five 8”x10” photo prints of images intended for the exhibit, not matted or framed, for judging purposes only. All prints must be labeled on the back with contact information, dimensions, title, and medium. Entry fee is $15; provide a stamped return envelope if you would like your photos returned. Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, Moose Hill, 293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon, MA 02067. Questions, contact Jan at
Extended Deadline: March 13, 2017

Craft Artists Exhibition, Award Every other year, the Society of Arts & Crafts awards $3,000 each to three craft artists living in New England. The award winners will comprise a three-person exhibition opening this summer at our new home. This is a juried, merit-based award, yet we do take other elements into consideration. To be eligible, you must be living in New England. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2017

Call to Media Artists Peripheral Forms invite creative efforts in any medium that explore metafictional filter bubbles, clickbait culture, ideological hacking, crowdsource science and social media literacy. They request you send a brief statement along with your media files and text to
March 15, 2017

Call for Artists Waterbury Arts Fest (WAF), held July 15, 2017 is seeking artists from throughout New England for its one-day arts festival held in historic, downtown Waterbury, VT, for the past sixteen years. Art vendors set up along the closed Stowe Street and Bidwell Lane and are chosen for quality and range of art mediums. Artists work includes fine art painting, pottery, fiber, weaving, glasswork, baskets, jewelry, woodwork and sculpture. A mainstage has performances staggered throughout the day. Learn more.
Deadline: March 17, 2017

Call for Artists and Designers The City of Salem seeks proposals from artists and designers interested in creating site-responsive public art installations in the heart of downtown Salem during the summer/fall of 2017. Artists and designers working in any media, including light, sound, or other multimedia, are encouraged to submit proposals. The City is particularly interested in installations that have an impact when viewed across the site and that are effective at night as well as during the day. Three sites for the public art project have been chosen to celebrate the urban environment and create a pathway through locations in the downtown. Artists may apply for one, two or three sites. Questions, contact Deborah Greel at Learn more.
Deadline: March 30, 2017

Chamber Music Commission Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals, offers support to U.S.-based classical/contemporary ensembles, presenters and festivals for commissioning American composers to create new chamber works. CMA’s Classical Commissioning Program grants are made for commissioning fees, copying costs and ensemble rehearsal honoraria. Compositions must be written for small ensembles (2 to 10 musicians) performing one to a part, and may represent a diverse musical spectrum, including contemporary art music, world music, and works that include electronics. Commission fees range from $5,000 to $20,000. Applicants must be Chamber Music America members at the Organization level. The new composition must be performed by the ensemble a minimum of three times in the U.S. Learn more.  Webinars for grant applicants will take place on March 9 and 21 at 1:00 PM (Eastern). Click on either of these dates to RSVP.
Deadline: April 2, 2017 (11:59 PM Eastern Time)

Crafts Mentor Program 2017 CraftBoston Mentor Program Emerging Craft Artists The Society of Arts and Crafts’ Mentor Program prepares emerging artists for the world of premier craft shows by having participants train with professional artists on marketing, legal and insurance issues, show operations, portfolio development, pricing, sales, and booth design, culminating in the realization of a group booth at the 2017 CraftBoston Holiday Show at the Hynes Convention Center. Upon completion of the Year 1 program, participants will be invited to reapply to return for the Year 2 program, which includes a subsidized solo booth at CraftBoston Holiday.
Application deadline: April 7, 2017

Call to Artists The Newton Free Library is seeking proposals of two-dimensional, original work by local artists for January-June 2018 shows. Questions, contact Ellen at or call 617-796-1410. Learn more.
Deadline: Friday, July 14, 2017 at 12 noon