Archive for the ‘call to artists’ Category

Artist Opportunities Rehearsal

Monday, August 3rd, 2015


She will she will rock you.

Of Note: Two-day Artist-in-Business training available to artists in three towns in Western Massachusetts in 2015-2016: Easthampton, Greenfield, and Springfield. Learn more.

Writers Fellowship Applications are now being accepted for the PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowships. Fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who lack access to financial and creative support. Each fellow participates in an eight-month mentorship in Los Angeles with a professional writer, as well as classes at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, public readings, and other programming. Learn more.
Deadline: August 10, 2015

Poets Entries are now being accepted for Grayson Books Poetry Prize. Winner receives a prize of $1,000 and publication for a poetry collection. The judge is Mekeel McBride. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2015

Call for Art The Warwick Museum of Art is currently accepting 2D and 3D entries for their 29th Annual RI Open Juried Exhibit. The juror is Francoise McAree. Awards: 2 Excellence Awards will be presented for $200.00 each; 4 non-cash Honorable Mentions will also be presented. Learn more.
Deadline: August 16, 2015 (5:00 pm)

Call for Projects ILLUMINUS is seeking project applications that cross disciplinary boundaries and engage a diverse public audience for exhibition at their 2015 Festival. They accept projects in any medium but give special consideration to the following categories: Light, Sound or Projection Installations; Audio Visual Performances; Interactive or Participatory Projects; and Experiential Art Installations. Learn more.
Deadline: August 20th, 2015 (11:59 PM)

Artist Residency Applications are now being accepted for the ArtCenter/South Florida’s Studio Residency Program. Ideal for artists who are committed to experimentation and innovation, seeking artistic & professional development. Artists’ are granted partially-subsidized studios at ArtCenter’s Miami Beach campus located in the heart of South Beach. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2015

Find or list creative live/work or work space in Massachusetts with ArtSake’s Creative Space Classifieds.

Image credit: Photograph of woman with band in public domain.

Upping the Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Ballet Dancers on the Beach from the 1930s (2)

Cape Cod Artists The Artist Cottages at Orleans Market Square are currently accepting applications from for artists and artisans interested in participating in the Shoulder Season Weekend Cottages, open over Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. Seeking high quality work in all media. Work must be hand made or hand crafted, by a Cape Cod based artist. How to Apply: Obtain your application by contacting Debbie Oaks at Applications should be submitted ASAP. Artists will be juried and first selections made on a rolling basis, until all available slots are filled. Labor Day Weekend Dates: September 5, 6, 7. Cottage Hours: Will be open Saturdays, 9 am – 5 pm, Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm, Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends from 11 am – 5 pm. Cottage Details: Each Cottage is 10′ x 12′ and the License Fee is $65 for the entire Weekend.

Exhibition Proposals The gallery at the Brookline Arts Center is looking for exhibition proposals for 2016. Local, national and international artists are eligible for consideration. Group and solo exhibitions of all media are welcome to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling

Female Artists  A traveling, DIY art exhibit presented by Iris Nectar Studio featuring female artists and focusing on fiber art is now accepting submissions. It is taking the form of an art crawl through Boston with an opening of August 14th. They are considering submissions on a rolling basis through at least the end of 2015. The exhibit will be traveling through alternative art venues in Boston from August through December, and will be moving to Philadelphia in January of 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling through 2015

Call for Art Seeking submissions for a juried art exhibition at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, to be held in conjunction with the fortieth annual meeting of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle, an interdisciplinary conference on the theme The Twenty-first Century Body: Thinking Merleau-Ponty In and Out of Time. The exhibition intends to collectively depict what it is to be a body and embodied at the dawn of the twenty-first century while also holding together a diversity of mediums, subject-matters, levels of expertise, artistic technologies, degrees of realism and abstraction, temporalities, and perspectives. Learn more.
Deadline: August 10, 2015

Free webinar: How to Use CreativeGround as a Performing Artist,
New England Foundation for the Arts. RSVP required.
August 11, 2015

Short Films Boston Open Screen, a kind of open mic for filmmakers, encourages local filmmakers to bring their short films to screen at the next event at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline. Boston Open Screen will play any film on the big screen as long as it’s 10 minutes or under. More info and tech specs on the Facebook page.
August 11, 2015, 7-10 PM

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Center for Fine Art Photography’s exhibition Illuminate. The juror is Elizabeth Avedon. Learn more.
Deadline: August 26, 2015 (Midnight MST)

Painters Entries are now being accepted for the New American Paintings 2015 Northeast Competition. New American Paintings is a museum-quality, soft-cover art periodical, published bimonthly by The Open Studios Press. Each 184 page volume is a regional exhibition-in-print periodical.  All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2015 (Midnight EST)

Artist in Residence Proposals The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is accepting proposals for their Spring 2016 Artist in Residence Program. This residency provides artists the opportunity to be in residence at the HBI at Brandeis University while working on a significant artistic project in the field of Jewish gender studies, and to produce an exhibit for the Kniznick Gallery at the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University. The residency will begin March 1, 2016 and be 4 – 6 weeks in length. The exhibit will coincide with or immediately follow the residency and be on view until mid-June 2016. Preference will be given to applicants who create a site-specific exhibit. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2015

Image credit: Ballet dancers Narcisse Matouchevsky and Yurek Lazowsky on the beach, Monte Carlo, 1932. From Vintage Everyday.

Crowing About Artist Opportunities

Monday, July 20th, 2015


Of Note: Lowell Folk Festival

Call for Art The MBTA has released Integral Art RFQs for the Chelsea Commuter Rail Station and the Blue Hill Avenue Station. A call for entry for Wollaston Station will be available shortly. Note that preference will be given to artists from the region. Information sessions have been scheduled to introduce the projects and to answer questions related to the application process. Christina Lanzl is Public Art Consultant for the MBTA Silver Line Extension and the Red Line’s Wollaston Station. Learn more.

Short Fiction 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. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 3,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2015

Call to Artists Trinity Financial is seeking a New England artist or designer to create a unique piece of art that will be permanently installed in the gallery entrance space of the Enso Flats artist live-work community in Brockton. They are seeking an artist to create a piece that is reflective of Brockton and that incorporates its rich history and culture. The free standing, wall-mounted or suspended piece to be commissioned will be installed in the Enso Flats gallery lobby. The budget for the Enso Flats Art Installation, including fabrication and installation, is $15,000. Interested applicants should send an email explaining why they should be considered for this projected to Images must be submitted in digital format. Brockton Arts will help to facilitate the artist selection process. One artist/designer/team will be commissioned for the Enso Flats gallery project. Five to ten finalists will receive a $500 honorarium to develop a proposal for public exhibition at the 5th Annual Downtown Brockton Arts & Music Festival on August 29, 2015.
Deadline: July 31, 2015

Call for Art The Northampton Arts Council invites submissions  from artists in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties for their 2015 Biennial Exhibition, to be held at Forbes Library’s Hosmer Gallery from October 2 through October 30 2015. This year’s theme, Motion-Emotion, can be interpreted freely, and all two and three-dimensional art in any style, as well as video and performance art will be considered. The Arts Council encourages submissions of large three-dimensional and performance weather-tolerant art for the outdoor exhibition space on the Forbes Library lawn. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015 (11:59 PM)

Photographers Panopticon Gallery is currently accepting applications for the exhibition  think small, open to New England photographers.  All photographic-based images will be considered.
Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Call for Art Brockton Arts, Inc. is currently accepting entries for the 2015 DBAMfest Juried Art Exhibition, open to work that can be hung on a wall. The exhibition will take place from August 24 – September 20, 2015 in the new Enso Flats gallery in the Enterprise block development in downtown Brockton. Prizes will be awarded for 1st ($1,000), 2nd ($500) and 3rd ($250) place.  Learn more.
Deadline: August 7, 2015.

Call for Art The Davis Art Gallery in Worcester is seeking 2D and 3D artwork with a broad interpretation of “Landscape”: physical, spiritual, cultural, ecological, etc. Various media will be selected for the exhibit, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, photography, and more. The works will appear in the main exhibition space at the gallery from September 10, 2015 through January 8, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: August 14, 2015

Image credit: Crow by Susan Sharpe. Cranberry Rug Hookers’ Guild, S. Dennis, MA.

Hot Ticket Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015


Craft Artists The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists and craftpersons living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2015

Printmakers The Monotype Guild of New England (MGNE) is currently accepting entries for ONCE, a juried exhibition of monotypes and monoprints at Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville, MA. Juror: Scott Schnepf. Learn more.
Deadline: July 20, 2015

Gallery Seeking Members The Kingston Gallery in Boston’s SoWa Gallery district is currently accepting applications for membership. The gallery is governed and run by dues-paying, exhibiting artist members. Learn more.
Deadline: July 20, 2015

Artist Grants Artist’s Resource Trust was established in 1996 to provide grants to talented mid-career visual artists who have demonstrated substantial commitment and who have a financial need. A.R.T. supports artists (aged 35 or older) living in New England, or Columbia or Northeast Dutchess Counties, NY. Grants awarded range from $1,500 to $10,000. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Artist Residency Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY, offers year-round residencies of an average of 5 weeks for writers, media artists, visual artists and performing artists working at the professional level in their fields. 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, 2015

Ceramic Artists Entries are now being accepted by Pottery Northwest in Seattle, WA, for UN-WEDGED (November 7 – 28, 2015), a ceramic competition and exhibition of contemporary ceramic work. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for NEW DIRECTIONS ’15, 29th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition
(September 26 through October 31, 2015) at the Barrett Art Center Galleries in Poughkeepsie, NY. Visual media eligible for entry are: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation art, glass, ceramics, fiber and mixed media Learn more.
Deadline: August 8, 2015

Playwrights The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2016 playwriting competition. The judge is Nicholas Wright. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2015

Crafts Applications are now being accepted for CraftBoston 2016, a biannual show and sale of fine contemporary craft and design. CraftBoston welcomes exhibitor applications from both established and emerging artists making original work that shows exemplary execution of design, quality craftsmanship, and creative use of materials. Learn more.
Deadline: September 12, 2015

Call for Art The Fountain Street Fine Arts, in Framingham is seeking all artist/all types of media for the exhibition Terrain: Finding Elusive Ground, juried by John Colan, the Chair of Design at Monserrat College of Art. Learn more. Questions, contact Marie Craig (gallery director) at
Deadline: September 15, 2015 (6 PM)

New England Play Anthology The New England New Play Alliance is calling for New England-based theatre companies to submit full-length plays and short plays, written by New England residents and produced by that theatre company within the last five years, for a new printed anthology of New England plays. Between 4-6 full-length plays and a handful of short plays will be selected and published. Questions: Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2015

Image credit: Photograph of Pricilla Beach Theatre. Read more about it’s reopening.

Fishing for Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Bathing girls catch mermaid on California Beach, 1933

Of Note: Jamaica Plain Porchfest 2015

Humorous Short Story/Essay Entries are now being accepted by the Mark Twain House & Museum for their Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest. A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a humorous short story or essay. Excerpts of the winning piece will be published on the Mark Twain House & Museum website. Ben Yagoda will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2015

Photographers Emerging and established photographers who live or work in New England are invited to submit work to the New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Art’s highly-selective exhibition of innovative, contemporary photography. Learn more.
Deadline: July 13, 2015

Call to Artists  On Thursday, July 23rd, 6pm – 8:30 pm, The Gardens at Elm Bank, in Wellesley, MA, will be open free to all to stroll the gardens, enjoy live music and explore visual artists and their artwork on their Art Walk. It is a chance for the community to buy original art from the artists who make it and enjoy the gardens in all their summer splendor. Activities, tours and refreshments will also be available. Artists working in any medium are invited to participate. Learn more. Questions, contact Amy Rodrigues at

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Memories, Stories, Histories. The juror is Amy Galpin. Learn more.
Deadline: July 22, 2015

Call for Proposals The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) in Boston, has released Request for Proposals for Temporary Floating Public Art in conjunction with Fall Open Studios 2015. The work of public art will serve to engage the public, highlight the Channel, the Fort Point neighborhood and its creative community, and promote Open Studios. One award of $8,000 will be awarded. Learn more.
Deadline: July 26, 2015

Call for Art The Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA, invites female artists who have been making work professionally or as a student for less than 10 years to submit their work to Reclamation, an exhibition that surveys the work of the emerging talent of women artists in New England. The exhibition examines the themes, narratives and perspectives that make artwork by women unique and powerful. Curated by: Yosra EmamiZadeh, Vanessa Marcoux, and Cory Munro Shea. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Call for Art Worcester State University’s Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery is currently accepting entries for their exhibition The Art of Science, The Science of Art. This juried exhibition seeks art that reflects the artist as scientific explorer, empirical thinker, or art that has been influenced by scientific discoveries and imagery, past and present. The juror is Nick Capasso, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: August 28, 2015

Image credit: Photograph of bathing girls catch mermaid on a California beach, 1933. In public domain.

Artist Opportunities On the Vine

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015


Nibble away on these goodies.

Of Note: Free CreativeGround webinar series.

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Somerville Toy Camera Festival. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Free Music Recording Sessions Converse Rubber Tracks Boston is a brand new state of the art recording studio located on Boston’s Lovejoy Wharf. Beginning on July 1st, it will be open five days a week for eight-hour sessions, usually from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. New applications will be accepted on July 1st. Learn more.

Call for Art Gallery X in New Bedford invites artists to take part in their exhibit, From Meadows to Mystical which will explore the theme of the landscape. All mediums welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: July 5, 2015 (drop off)

Call to Artists, Designers  Cambridge Arts in Cambridge, MA is seeking qualifications from artists and designers interested in creating temporary site-responsive public artwork(s) of variable duration. The site will be a newly constructed King Open Elementary and Cambridge Street Upper Schools in East Cambridge, to be completed by 2019. The City seeks artists and designers with public art experience and encourages artist-led interdisciplinary teams. The $325,000 commission will cover all services from design through final installation/implementation, including artist fee, travel, community meetings, fabrication, insurance, transportation, installation, and coordination with City staff. Submit images of past work and biographical information
Deadline Extended: July 13, 2015

Exhibition Proposals The Curatorial Proposal Series at Gallery 263 in Cambridge is now accepting proposals for their Fall ’15 Exhibitions.  All media and experience levels accepted. Open to solo and group proposals. Online submissions only. New England artists eligible. Learn more. Questions, email
Deadline:  July 19, 2015  (11:59pm)

Event Proposals ArtWeek Boston is now accepting event proposals. (Sept 25 – Oct 4). Visit to complete our simple application. Questions, contact artweek@citicenter.orgLearn more.
Deadline: July 24, 2015

Speculative Literature The Speculative Literature Foundation is currently offering two grants for writers of speculative fiction, the Diverse Writers Grant and Diverse Worlds Grant. Both include a $500 award. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2015

Boston Plays SpeakEasy Stage Company has issued a Call for Proposals for the 2016 Boston Project: a new works initiative supporting the creation and development of plays set in Boston. The goal is to create more plays that explore what it means to be in this city at this moment, and tap into the full breadth of experiences and identities that make up life in Boston. Seeking proposals for currently unwritten full-length scripts set in contemporary Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: August 10, 2015

Call for Art  The Augusta Savage Gallery at UMass Amherst is now accepting entries for the exhibition A Change Is Gonna Come, featuring digitally projected handwritten words. Borrowing from iconic singer/songwriter Sam Cooke’s 1965 hit by the same title, artists are invited to find inspiration from his refrain:
It’s been a long long time coming, but I know A change is gonna come, oh yes it will! Each entry must be handwritten on one page, using white paper with black pen or markers.  1-5 entries per person. Submissions should be sent either as PDF files ( or mailed to Augusta Savage Gallery, 16 Curry Hicks, UMASS, 100 Hicks Way,
Amherst, MA 01003. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2015

Call for Art The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and Boston Cyberarts are issuing the fifteenth call for media art to display on the Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Learn more.
Deadline: September 7, 2015 (midnight)

Image credit: Duroia Eropila, hand-colored engraving on paper by Maria Sibylla Merian.

Frisky Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015


Make every stroke count, or else into the draw with you!

Poets The Fifth Annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Amherst Writers & Artists, is currently accepting submissions. First prize is $1000 and receives publication in Peregrine Journal. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Call for Artists  Miranda’s Hearth is seeking presenters for the #WhatIMake Conference on October 17, 2015 at Groundworks in New Bedford, MA. They are looking for makers in the broadest sense including, but not limited to, those who practice programming, robotics, gardening, cartooning, art, physics, cooking, biology, mapping, canning, writing, web design, framing, counseling, and music. Since presenters will lead a hands-on workshop in the afternoon, they are especially seeking speakers who are skilled at teaching. Selected presenters will be awarded a $50 honorarium plus up to $30 to cover supplies for workshops. They will also be asked to participate in at least two practice sessions before the event. To apply, submit the following to :a paragraph describing the subject of your talk; a paragraph describing the structure of your workshop, including your past teaching experiences; short bio and a resume.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted to Uforge Gallery’s Juror’s Choice Award exhibition. The juror is Judy Blotnick (’04 Painting Finalist). Will accept works in any subject and media, including ready-to-hang 2-D pieces within 36×48 in. and freestanding 3-D pieces within 24x24x24 in.
Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2015

Photographers Emerging and established photographers who live or work in New England are invited to submit work to the New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Art’s highly-selective exhibition of innovative, contemporary photography. Learn more.
Deadline: July 13, 2015

Temporary Public Art The Fort Point Arts Community, Inc., with the support of the Friends of Fort Point Channel and the Fort Point Operations Board is seeking proposals for a temporary work of public art for installation in conjunction with its annual fall Open
Studios event in October 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: July 26, 2015

Exhibition Proposals The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) Gallery in Boston seeks proposals in all media for five two-person or group shows for their 2015/2016 season. Artists selected to exhibit video/film work must provide their own equipment. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2015 (5pm)

Call to Artists The artist-run Bromfield Gallery in Boston is seeking emerging and established New England artists to become members. Free application process. They plan to accept up to 5 artists this fall. With an emphasis on New England artists, its three gallery spaces exhibit contemporary art in all media, including printmaking, sculpture, painting, and drawing, as well as video, installation, and new media. To apply, send a link to your website to with this subject line: “Your Name: Membership Submission to Bromfield Gallery for September 1 deadline.” Finalists will be asked to bring 3-5 pieces from one recent body of work to a monthly meeting. Members receive a solo show every two years, in addition to showing work regularly in Gallery III and in their flat files, and being represented on their website. Their exhibitions are reviewed in Art New England and Artscope, among other publications. Monthly dues are $60 for Associate Members and $100 for Members. Duties include sitting or helping with a reception once a month, assisting with general gallery operations, and serving on ad hoc committees as needed. Bromfield staff includes a Manager, Bookkeeper and Installer. Learn more. Questions, contact Gary Duehr, Manager, at
Deadline: September 1, 2015

Crafts Artists Artists Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition Materials: Hard & Soft, February 5 – April 1, 2016 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas. The juror is Elizabeth Kozlowski, Curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Learn more.
Deadline: September 4, 2015

Musicians Scholarships are available for musicians to attend the Future of Music Policy Summit to be held in Washington, D.C. Learn more.
Deadline: October 18, 2015

Image credit: The Painting Lesson by Henriette Ronner-Knip.

Couched Artist Opportunities

Monday, June 15th, 2015


Choreographers Proposals for the 2015-16 season at The Dance Complex are now being accepted. Proposals for Winter into Spring are especially being sought, although they have a few weekends open for Fall into Winter. Learn more.

Jewelry Artists Entries are now being accepted for Art Jewelry: New Voices, a juried exhibition at Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport. Questions, contact
Learn more.
Deadline: June 20, 2015

Call to Artists and Graphic Designers Brockton Gateway has issued a call to artists to design the 2015 Farmer’s Market logo for use in all marketing efforts, including totes, tee shirts, and art posters. Logo design should include “Brockton Farmer’s Market” and “2015.” Selected artist will receive $1,000. Submit two jpg files, one b&w and one full color, of proposed design, by email to Rob May, Director of Planning and Economic Development, City of Brockton, at Learn more.
Deadline: June 23, 2015, noon

Call for Art ArcWorks invites artists from Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire to submit 2D and 3D works to the juried exhibit Dog Days of SummerLearn more.
Deadline: June 27, 2015

Women Poets, Creative Nonfiction Writers Grant Applications are now being accepted for the Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Individual Artist Grants for Women. Grants of $500 to $1,500 each are given twice yearly to feminist writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada. The current round of grants will be awarded to women poets and creative nonfiction writers. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Poetry Bauhan Publishing is now accepting submissions for the 2015 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Call for Children’s Artwork Children ages 0 through end of middle school are invited to submit their artwork to be included in Luminarium’s Amherst Storybook Project. Selected images will be highlighted on Luminarium’s facebook page, and at the end of the gathering period 12 images will be selected to be projected onto Luminarium’s company members for the creation of a new picturebook. Applicants must be from the Greater Amherst area (or Pioneer Valley). Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Call for Art The Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville seeks artwork that explores the idea of Who Might I Be. 2 or 3-D work will be considered, including but not limited to photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media. The juror is Mara Brod. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Call for Events Citi Performing Arts Center has issued a call for events for ArtWeek Boston Fall 2015. ArtWeek is a 10-day biannual celebration of the arts that showcases the work of arts and cultural organizations with unique experiences. Submit arts and cultural programs to participate in ArtWeek, which takes place September 25-October 4, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline (Early Bird): July 24; Deadline (Final): August 7

Of Note: Find or list creative live/work or work space in Massachusetts on ArtSake’s Creative Space Classifieds. And to find ongoing, available rental opportunities for creative space, visit SpaceFinder Mass.

Image credit: Photograph of the band the Levis by Chuck Cramer. From The Basement Walls.

Artist Opportunities Netminder

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015


Take your best shot!

Of Note: SpaceFinder Mass is like an Airbnb for creative spaces.

Of Note: The Massachusetts Cultural Council is hosting a series of webinars for the UP inclusive design initiative. A webinar on Wednesday, June 10, 1-2 PM, explores Inclusive Theater, followed by a discussion of Inclusive Exhibits on Monday, June 15, 1-2 PM. Both webinars will feature representatives from Massachusetts cultural organizations discussing their work in inclusive theater and exhibits, share tips and lessons learned from their experience, and spark ideas for simple things you can do to make your work more inclusive to all. Learn more and register.

Choreographers Luminarium Dance has announced their call to artists for The 24-Hr ChoreoFest, an opportunity for Boston’s diverse and varied choreographers to unite through an equally shared experience, while pushing each other to our personal limits and to create new work. Learn more.
Deadline: June 12, 2015

Printmaking Residency Zea Mays Printmaking, one of the premier green studios in the USA, is now accepting applications for residencies which would provide artists an opportunity to learn the latest developments in safer and non-toxic printmaking. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling basis

Women Filmmakers, Directors, Producers Entries are now being accepted for the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant,  a film completion grant of $7,500 to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues. Director and producers are eligible to apply. Films may be of any length or genre, and must be works-in-progress that have completed principle photography. Filmmakers must be U.S.-based.  Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Call for Art The Jonathan Ferrara Gallery is accepting entries for their annual exhibition NO DEAD ARTISTS,  open to living, emerging to established artists working throughout the world. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, mixed media and installation art. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Fiction Entries are now being accepted for the New American Press Fiction Prize. The winner receives $1,000 and publication by New American Press. Larry Watson will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a collection of short stories or flash fiction, a novella, or a novel between 100 and 500. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Poets Entries are now being accepted for the Cultural Center of Cape Cod’s Poetry Competition. A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem that has not won a national competition. Sascha Feinstein will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages. Learn more.
Deadline: June 19, 2015

Women Playwrights The Athena Project is now accepting submissions for its Plays In Progress Series (PIP Series). This series will take place in Denver over the course of 3 weekends, in March 2016, as part of a larger arts festival celebrating women artists, including the yet-to-be named world premiere, winner of this year’s PIP Series. Four new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, designers, cast and workshop presentation during the festival. One play from the 2016 PIP Series will win a full production to be produced in March of 2017, based on a combination of audience vote and board input. Learn more.
Deadline: June 19, 2015

Playwrights The North Park Playwright Festival in San Diego, CA, is seeking new short plays (15 minutes or shorter) that are easily staged, have casts of 4 or fewer, and have minimal set requirements. Plays should be complete (no excerpts from longer works) and preferably unproduced. Festival directors will choose plays. Any themes and subjects are welcome; the only regulation is no nudity. Include a title page with complete contact information, a character summary, and the script in proper format. Only one submission per playwright. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. No Fee. North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, Attn. Summer Golden, Artistic Director .
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Filmmakers The Broad Humor Film Festival (September 24-27, 2015, Los Angeles, CA) features funny films written and directed by women. Entries must either be written or directed by a woman, and the subject matter must include “a healthy dose of humor.” Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Photography Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Somerville Toy Camera festival at Nave Gallery, Nave Gallery Annex and Washington Street Art Center. The juror is Aline Smithson. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Artist Grants The Artist’s Resource Trust provides grants to talented mid-career visual artists who have demonstrated substantial commitment and who have a financial need. A.R.T. supports artists (aged 35 or older) living in New England, or Columbia or Northeast Dutchess Counties, NY. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Image credit: Photograph from Bread

Winning Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015


Yeah, ArtSake readers win again!

Of Note: Fun Fridays offers visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. And for theater artists, check out StageSource’s biennial theater conference at the Opera House this Sunday, June 7th.

Visual Artists and Craft Artists The Umbrella in Concord is currently accepting applications from visual artists and craft artists for their annual three-day Winter Market sale. Learn more.
Deadline: June 12, 2015

Young Theatre Professionals The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young theatre professionals who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Includes: Playwright and Book Writer, Director, Actor, Designer for sets, costumes, lights, projections/video, sound, and/or puppetry, Composer and Lyricist, Choreographer Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015 (5:00pm EDT)

Craft Artists Mentor Program  Applications are now being accepted for the Society of Arts and Crafts’ Mentor Program. Three to four artists will be selected to participate in the Mentor Program. Participants attend a series of training meetings at SAC and work with each other, artist mentors, and show management to design a shared, subsided booth at CraftBoston Holiday. Training topics include: booth design, marketing, pricing and selling of work, legal and insurance issues, and portfolio development. Accepted media include baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, jewelry, metal, paper, and wood. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2015

Artist Residency The Arteles special theme residency program in Finland is currently accepting applications from artists and creators of the future, particularly Sci-Fi, new media, electronic sound, design, literature, visual arts, conceptual art, and science. Residencies last from 1 to 2 months. Learn more.
Deadline: June 17, 2015

Public Artists Cambridge Arts is seeking qualifications from artists and designers interested in creating temporary site-responsive public artwork(s) of variable duration. The site will be a newly constructed King Open Elementary and Cambridge Street Upper Schools in East Cambridge, to be completed by 2019. The City seeks artists and designers with public art experience and encourages artist-led interdisciplinary teams. The $325,000 commission will cover all services from design through final installation/implementation, including artist fee, travel, community meetings, fabrication, insurance, transportation, installation, and coordination with City staff. Learn more.
Deadline: June 22, 2015

Performing Ensembles The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is accepting proposals for its Performing Ensembles Program in order to support performing organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music. Grants range from $1,000 to $20,000.  Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2015

Call for Art The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (BLAA) is seeking submissions in all media for their 2015 exhibition. The show is tentatively slated to take place at subsamson of Samson Projects ( at 450 Harrison Avenue during the late summer/early fall. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015 (midnight)

Call for Artists The Oxbow Gallery in Northampton is currently accepting applications for new members. The Oxbow Gallery is an artist owned and operated gallery with 39 members showcasing a variety of fine art techniques and mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and installation. Learn more.
Deadline: Drop off July 11 and 12, 2015 noon until 5 p.m.

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