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Artist Opportunities Headliners

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Dewey Defeats Truman

The votes are in: Artist Opportunities for President.

Call for Art The Dedham Square Artist Guild is currently accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition Word. Open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. Learn more
Deadline: September 19, 2014

Artist Fellowships Applications are now being accepted for Guggenheim Fellowships, for advanced professionals in all fields, including the creative arts (in the field of performing arts, artists must perform their own original material to be eligible), to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Grants are to individuals only (but are not available to students) and have been averaging $43,200. Learn more.
Deadline: September 19, 2014

Short Fiction Collections The Moon City Short Fiction Award is for an original collection of short fiction written originally in English by a single or collaborative author. Individual pieces in the collection may be published in periodicals, but not yet collected and published in full-length manuscript form. Entries may include short shorts, short fiction, and/or up to one novella. Prize of $1000 and publication by Moon City Press. Manuscripts should fall between 30,000 and 65,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014

Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library is currently accepting proposals for monthly exhibits of 2-dimensional, original work by regional artists for July–December 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: October 24, 2014

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Photography Center of Cape Cod’s next online photography contest, Reflections, with $475 worth of available prizes. The best submissions will be featured in an online image gallery with cash prizes available for first, second and two honorable mentions. Any interpretation will be considered. Learn more
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Female-Identified Filmmakers Women Action Media’s Boston Film Festival (WAM)Boston is seeking submissions in all genres for a film festival centered on films by and about women. All subjects are welcome — drama, comedy, documentary, experimental, short and feature length alike. The film must be directed and/or produced by a female-identified filmmaker. Learn more.
Deadline: November 7, 2014

Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art Applications are now being accepted from A Blade of Grass for one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives. Fellowships pair project support of $20,000 with strategic support, assessment tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists. Learn more.
Deadline: November 24, 2014

Portraits The National Portrait Gallery has issued a call for entries for The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016. The work entered should be understood as a portrait in the broadest sense. It may be a traditional, representational work or it may be a more experimental or conceptual portrait, but it must be based on the artist’s direct contact with any living individual(s). Self-portraits will be accepted. Entries will be accepted in all visual arts media including but not restricted to: painting, drawing and watercolor, sculpture, weaving, ceramics, photography, prints, video, film, performance, and digital or time-based media. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2014

Artist Residency The Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) offers  1-month retreats for creative writers of all types. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: Photograph Harry Truman holding newspaper that reads Dewey Defeats Truman from the Library of Congress.

Artist Opportunities with PB & J’s

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Creative Nonfiction Entries are now being accepted for Hunger Mountain’s prize of $1,000 and publication on their website is given annually. Submit an essay of up to 10,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: September 10, 2014

Works on Paper The South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive, imaginative imagery using paper. Show dates October 24 – December 21, 2014. Opening Reception October 24 6-8pm, Juried by Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. $1200 in prizes – all work must be for sale. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2014

Call for Boston Area Artists The Kingston Gallery, an artist-run gallery in Boston’s South End, is accepting applications for 2 new artist members. We showcase a diverse range of contemporary art in a mutually supportive environment that encourages experimentation and growth. Dues-paying members receive a solo show every 2-3 years in the Main gallery and a solo show in the Members’ gallery in alternate years. No application fee. Learn more.
Deadline: September 25, 2014

Fellowships for Artist Residencies The Vermont Studio Center has 34 fellowships for artists & writers available including the Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship for emerging women writers and 25 merit-based VSC Fellowships. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014

Printmakers Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition at Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University. Learn more.
Deadline: October 19, 2014 (11:59pm)

Image credit: Photograph of Children at lunch, California # 8, May 22 1940, Alameda. Free Nursery Schools. From the collection of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Artist Opportunities That Bite

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014


A special shout out to our artist friends living in Duxbury, Chatham and Orleans! 

Of Note: On Saturday, September 6, 7-9pm, Luminarium Dance Company will debut a one-night-only evening of dance, art, and 20-foot high video projections held at the historic water tower of Arlington Heights (Arlington MA). Free and open to all ages.

Poetry, Prose A prize of $1,000 and publication in Wag’s Revue is given twice yearly for a poem or group of poems, a short story, or an essay. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 10,000 words of prose. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2014

Craft Artists Entries are now being accepted for the 28th annual Materials: Hard & Soft, a national contemporary craft competition and exhibition. Ana M. Lopez, a metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar, will jury this year’s entries and award $5,000 in prize money. Learn more.
Deadline: September 5, 2014

Call for Proposals The Illuminus festival is now accepting proposals. Their festival is Boston’s first “nuit blanche” — a free nighttime festival featuring large-scale projections and light installations alongside immersive sound, performance, and multimedia experiences. Learn more.
Deadline: September 8, 2014 (11:59 PM)

Call to Artists Sandbox is teaming up with COOL Lowell to have a Makers Pitch Contest for artists who makes any type of product. They are welcoming artists from all around the Commonwealth to apply for the chance at pitching their product for thousands of dollars & selling to 100+ people at their September 25th event. It’s completely free to apply/participate. Learn more.
Deadline: September 11, 2014 (midnight)

Dancers Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Boston Dance Alliance’s open call audition which will take place on September 14, 2014 from 11am – 5pm. This is a great opportunity if you’re a dancer wanting to try out for numerous dance companies at one time. Space is limited so pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Learn more to register.

Call for Artists The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University is accepting applications for the Spring 2015 Artist-in-Residence. HBI seeks artists whose work relates to Jewish gender issues. The opportunity provides studio space, $3000 stipend and solo exhibition at the Kniznick Gallery at the Women’s Studies Research Center. Residency begins March 10, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: October 9, 2014

Image credit: Steven Spielberg on the set of Jaws in 1974. The fake shark whose mouth Spielberg is climbing into was nicknamed “Bruce.” Learn more about real Great White Sharks here in MA.

Artist Opportunities Grand Prix

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Navigate ArtSake’s radius at your own speed.

Free Memoir Class and Publication Opportunity for Dorchester Senior Citizens. Grub Street Writing Center and Mayor Walsh’s Memoir Project class returns to Dorchester. The Memoir Project honors the stories of Boston’s residents aged 60 and older by teaching the basics of memoir writing. Learning these skills will give participants a practical and meaningful way to turn memories into coherent narratives with lasting value. An essay from each participant will be published in a collected volume. The free class will run September 18 – November 13 on Thursdays from 10:00am – 1:00pm (with lunch provided) at the Irish Pastoral Centre (15 Rita Road in Dorchester). There is no writing experience necessary, just life experience. Must be a resident of Dorchester. Space is limited. Call to reserve a seat with Greg Josselyn at 617-635-4250 or For more information:

Digital Documentary Storytelling The MIT Open Documentary Lab is now accepting applications for its Fellows Program. Visiting Fellowship positions are non-compensated appointments established to provide the opportunity for artists, technologists, and scholars to participate in a rich exchange with members of the Open Documentary Lab, the wider MIT community and other visiting fellows and artists. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2014

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins Colorado is now accepting entries for their international call. The juror is Shane Lavalette. Learn more
Deadline: September 3, 2014

Call for Performers Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Vermont Performance Showcase to be held on Thursday, November 20th at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. Learn more.
Deadline: September 3, 2014

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

Printmakers The IPCNY is now accepting entries for New Prints 2014/Autumn, their 49th New Prints Exhibition. Juror is Nicola López, an artist and printmaker who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and teaches at Columbia University. Only original fine art (limited edition and unique) prints are eligible; reproductions of other artwork such as drawings or paintings are not acceptable. Videos, installations and other projects using printmaking as a major component are acceptable. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2014 (11:59 PM)

Fiction Author Rick Bass will serve as the judge for Whitefish Review’s fiction prize — “The Rick Bass/Montana Prize for Fiction.” First place winner of the fiction prize will receive a $1,000 and be published in #16 to be released December 2014. All submissions will be considered for publication, but only one story will be awarded the prize. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2014

Visual Artists Fund The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists considers proposals from professional artists who have secured tangible prospects for advancing their careers, but lack sufficient financial resources to capitalize on those opportunities. Examples include but are not limited to: the completion of work due to a gallery, museum, or private collection, the transportation of work or of the artist to an exhibition of that artist’s material, the management of logistical or technical requirements to realize a project, etc. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2014

Filmmakers The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is now accepting applications. The fellowship assists emerging documentary editors by developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. Emerging documentary editors who have cut at least one feature documentary (longer than 60 minutes) but no more than three and are based in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Learn more
Deadline: September 30, 2014

Image credit: Image of Keith’s bicycle track, 1901, from the Museum of the City of New York

Artist Opportunities Under the Radar

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Bill Fecych and Don Johnson in control room in 1959.
A sneak peak at the top secret ArtSake headquarters.

Playwrights The Yale Drama Series is seeking original, unpublished, full-length plays written in English. No translations, musicals, or children’s plays. The winner will receive the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of the manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2014

Call for Artists The Golden Thread Gallery in West Hartford CT seeks work for their exhibition Surface and Depth. The exhibit will be showing from September 13 to November 1. Learn more.
Deadline: August 26, 2014

Poets Over 60 The Off the Grid Press Poetry Prize offers a prize of $1,000 and publication by Off the Grid Press for a poetry collection by a poet over the age of 60.  Tam Lin Neville and Bert Stern will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2014

Printmakers Residency The Lower East Side Printshop provides emerging artists with free studio residencies to develop new work and explore printmaking, for residencies beginning October 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2014

Craft Artists CraftBoston is now accepting exhibitor applications from both established and emerging artists making original work that shows exemplary execution of design, quality craftsmanship, creative use of materials, and superb aesthetic qualities. Learn more.
Deadline: September 12, 2014

Short Plays The Exit 7 Players New Short Play Contest will produce short plays by twelve playwrights in an audience-participation format, awarding two winning writers a prize of $150 each. Learn more.
Deadline: September 13, 2014

Call to Artists The Kingston Gallery in Boston is seeking at least two new artist members this fall. The gallery is governed and run by dues-paying, exhibiting artist-members and showcases a diverse range of contemporary art in a mutually supportive environment that encourages experimentation and growth. Learn more.
Deadline: September 25, 2014

Call for Outdoor Installation The Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich invites artists, architects, designers and creative people to design one person shelters in which a single person could observe nature, contemplate the stars, write poetry, meditate, or simply take a nap. Learn more
Deadline: September 29, 2014 (5pm)

Call to Artists The Seligmann Center is currently accepting entries for their exhibition, Magical Events: A Small Works Exhibition, on view November 14-January 3. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of any medium accepted. No width restriction, however works may not exceed 10” in height or depth, including frames and peripheral elements. Learn more.
Deadline: October 3, 2014

Image credit: Photograph of Bill Fecych (seated) and Don Johnson work in the reactor control room during its operating days in 1959. After an ad hoc committee study in 1977, NASA Headquarters decided that the reactor would never be put back into operation. Reactor equipment was then “cannibalized” for other programs.

Hogging All the Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Pig rider, ca. 1930s

Seize opportunities whole hog.

Of Note Getting By in Boston, a group of artists holding ongoing discussions about how to improve economic and political conditions for creative workers, is holding its fourth meeting. Artists and creative workers in all disciplines and categories are encouraged to attend the free event, which is at encuentro 5 in Boston.
When: August 13, 2014, 6:30-9 PM

Call to Artists The Fitchburg Cultural Council has announced a call to artists to participate in their October 4, 2014 pop up art showcase, Pop Fitchburg: Pop-up Art Exhibition. The goals is to offer an art and cultural event showcasing varied artistic expressions from regional artists as well as to spread awareness of the Fitchburg Cultural Council’s 2014-15 grant application season. Public artwork of all types will be placed throughout Destare Martini Bar and Club, located at 320 Main Street, Fitchburg. Submitted artwork should be finished pieces and when possible, ways to display art should be considered. If you have any questions and to enter your submission, send a brief letter describing your project to
Deadline: August 15, 2014

Landscape Redefined The Carole Calo Gallery at Stonehill College is seeking entries for a juried exhibition redefining what we understand landscape to be, either through image, placement, or context. The gallery will accept any media and will also consider site-specific work or work outside of the gallery’s four walls. Selected artists will work closely with the gallery director and a group of student curators. A printed catalog is included. The exhibition dates are November 3-December 12 with a reception on November 14th. Submissions need to include 10-20 images, resume, artist statement, and cover letter explaining the artist’s interest. Send to Learn more.
Deadline: August 27, 2014

Fiber Artists Imago Foundation for the Arts has issues a call for entries for Multiplicities: New Directions in Fiber. The juried exhibition, which seeks work created using or referencing any fiber techniques and vocabularies, will run October 17 – November 8, 2014 at the Imago Gallery in Warren, RI. The juror is Elin Noble. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2014

Artist Residency Fellowships The MacDowell Colony is currently accepting fellowship applications, available to artists of exceptional talent. A fellowship consists of exclusive use of a private studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. There is no cost for a fellowship; travel funds and stipends are available to artists-in-residence based on need. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2014

Librettists and Lyricists Applications are now being accepted for the Kleban Award, given annually to both a librettist and a lyricist, each of whom receives $100,000, payable in 2 annual installments of $50,000. Applicants must either have had work previously produced on a stage or in a workshop performance or be or have been a member or associate of a professional musical workshop or theater group, i.e., ASCAP, BMI Theater Workshop, or the Dramatists Guild Musical Theater Development Program. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2014

Arts Fellowships Guggenheim Fellowships of approximately $50,000 are awarded annually to artists in literature, visual arts, music composition, photography, film, video, and choreography who are residents of the United States and Canada on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise. Learn more.
Deadline: September 19, 2014

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry. A prize of $2,000, publication by Anhinga Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2014

Call for Art The Zeitgeist Gallery in Beverly is now accepting entries for their exhibition Abstract Nation-2014. Submit Abstract creations for a chance to win a 6-8 week solo exhibition in 2015! Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2014 (midnight)

Image: Pig rider, ca 19030s, Tame animals of Mr Wingfield Ampthill (French National Library, via Vintage Everyday)

Artist Opportunities Unplugged

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artist Opportunities Trophy Winners

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014


Be like these stalwart gentlemen and go for it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artist Opportunities Surfari

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catching Artist Opportunities

Monday, July 7th, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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