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Artist Opportunities Close Shave

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

What’s a few nicks and bumps. Get up and go get ’em!

MCC Artist Fellowships: Music Composition, Film & Video, Photography  The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Artist Fellowships are competitive, anonymously judged grants of $12,000 and finalist awards of $1,000 for Massachusetts artists only, based on the artistic quality and creative ability of the original art work submitted. Learn more.
Deadline: January 23, 2017

Film & Video The LEF Moving Image Fund is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for Production and Post-Production Grants! Learn more.
Deadline: January 27, 2017

Photographers The Vermont Center for Photography is seeking submissions for its Open Juried Exhibition with juror Karen Hass who will be selecting 40 photographs to be displayed in VCP’s gallery March 3 – April 2, 2017 and in a limited edition exhibition catalog. All photographers are welcome to submit up to 5 images each with any theme or subject matter. Entry fee is $30 ($20 for members) for each submitting artist. Learn more.
Deadline: January 28, 2017  (5pm)

Choreographers The NEFA’s New England Dance Fund awards catalytic grants from $500-$1,000 directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance. The fund aims to strengthen the dance sector in the New England region. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Emerging Curators Initiative The Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, GA, announces its annual call for exhibition proposals from emerging curators in the field of contemporary art.The Emerging Curator(s) will receive a $1,500 fee and an exhibition budget of $7,500 for the 2016-2018 cycle. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency The Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the US National Park Service are providing an opportunity for established visual artists to pursue their work amidst history and nature on the Chilkoot Trail in Skagway, AK. Artists will hike the entire trail during a two week backpacking trip, spending one to three days at each campsite. Artists will also receive up to $100 USD support for purchasing necessary art supplies and a $1,000 CAD honorarium. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Call for Art Art Studio 99 is curating bi-monthly exhibits at the BNN Neighborhood Art Gallery. This is an exciting space as the art is in exhibit on the walls between Studio A and Studio B where hundreds of people pass by to produce or be guests on multiple television shows. The exhibit is also promoted as a digital gallery on both BNN Community TV and News and Info channels in between programming 24/7. Promotion involves a flyer, web site and heavy social media. The artists are welcome to attend an opening reception that is coordinated with a live TV program called It’s All About Arts. The next show’s theme is For the Beauty of Flowers. Paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed media are accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: February 4, 2017

Call for Art The Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, is currently accepting entries for the show, Freedom of Expression: A National Juried Exhibition (March 10 – May 14, 2017). 2D and 3D work in all media, and videos. All work must be original and created in the last 3 years. Reprints or work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be accepted. All work must be exhibition ready to install with the appropriate hardware and any technical equipment needed for presentation. This exhibition will be held at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, in conjunction with ArtsWeek Boston, and ArtSpring Cape Cod,* April 27 – May 7, 2017. Its theme is drawn from the inspiration of Tom Stoppard’s play, “Every Good Boy Deserves Favor,’ that critiques the Soviet Union’s policy of declaring political dissent as a form of mental illness that is cause for loss of freedom and commitment to an institution. This broad theme assumes that free expression can be a doorway to creativity, and that it can take many forms, literally and figuratively. Great art can move us by communicating through explicit messages, beautiful forms, textures, and colors, through abstract concepts, or through any combination of these attributes. But the greatest challenge with any response to a theme is that the individual piece must exist as a work of art beyond any message or agenda. Learn more.
Deadline: February 5, 2017

Call for Artists The Biennial Project is overjoyed to make known an open call to artists worldwide for ArtVenice Biennale 4- an online-juried competition and large screen digital presentation being held at Venice, Italy during the Opening/Press Week of The Venice Biennale 57! The Biennial Project is an artists’ collaborative whose goal is to explore the nature and understand the perception of biennials within the art world and, in so doing, to develop a collective body of work that will be exhibited in as many biennials as possible – especially the really cool ones. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Creative Writing Fellowships The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. This year, the program accepts prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) applications. Even years, the program accepts poetry. Learn more.
Deadline: March 8, 2017

Call for Proposals Cambridge Arts has announced a call for proposals for “FLOW: A Grant Program for the Port”. They calling all individuals, collaborative groups, organizations, artists, businesses, youth, or schools who have an idea for a community-building public project for The Port neighborhood that places the arts in a central role. The City of Cambridge will grant a total of $300,000 which will be distributed over multiple projects. Proposals will be accepted in the following funding categories: $1–20,000, $20,000–50,000, and $50,000–150,000. For questions, contact Lillian Hsu, Director of Public Art and Exhibitions,; 617-349-4389. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Film, Video The Arlington Film Festival is currently accepting entries. AIFF screens both national and international features and shorts with a focus on fostering appreciation for different cultures through independent film. Feature films: narrative and documentary (46 min or longer). Short films: narrative, documentary, animation and experimental (45 min or less)Film must not be available for video or internet distribution prior to October 27, 2016. Film must be in original language with English subtitles. Film production must have been completed within the last two years. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2017


Abuzz with Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Bee serious about your art and comb through these opportunities.

Call for Art Registration and artwork drop off for the Duxbury Art Association’s Winter Juried Show is Thursday, January 12th 5-8pm pm and Friday, January 13, 2017 from 10am-4pm at the Lobby of the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St in Duxbury. Learn more.

Photographers, Critics, Curators, Scholars The Center for Photography at Woodstock Artist-In-Residence Program in Woodstock, NY, is currently accepting applications. WOODSTOCK AIR is open to artists and critics/scholars/curators of color working in photography and related media who currently reside in the United States. Residents are provided with workspace, critical and technical support, housing, stipends for food and travel, and honoraria. Learn more.
Deadline: January 16, 2017

Photography, Video The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery in Boston is seeking all genres of photography for the upcoming exhibition The Uncertainty Principle, curated by Renée Ricciardi (MCC Photography Finalist ’15). The Uncertainty Principle will feature emerging photographers in the Boston & New England areas. Mediums considered: Photography, Video, .GIFS, Photobooks, Photo-sculpture. Artists must Photo/Video Graduate students completing their studies in a New England area college. Submitting work is free. Learn more.
Deadline: January 20, 2017

Call to Artists The exhibition A Call to Nature explores the concept of nature, how it is valued, and why people chose to collect from and document the outdoors. At Mass Audubon’s Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, this mini-exhibit mirrors 16th-century Curiosity Cabinets, where a rainbow assortment of specimens were displayed in ornate rooms for personal enjoyment and wonder. Submit 3-5 images of objects you’ve collected, framed photographs, or artworks with artist name, dimensions and material list to This program is supported in part by a grant from the Belmont Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Learn more.
Deadline: January 25, 2017

Artist Residency I-Park, dedicated to nurturing artists and the creative process, is currently accepting applications for the 2017 General Residency Program season. Artists working in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply: visual arts, creative writing, architecture, music composition/sound art, moving image and landscape/garden/ecological design. Located within an inspiring 450-acre nature preserve in rural East Haddam, CT (USA), I-Park will be awarding 40 fully-funded residencies between June and November. Learn more.
Deadline: January 30, 2017

Female Idenitfied Artists The Providence Art Club invites female artists to submit their strongest two and three-dimensional work in any media to the Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition Making Your Mark. This exhibition is the concluding event in a three-month long series celebrating the Art Club’s unique founding as the first such organization to be co-founded by men and women. In 1880 six women and ten men signed the founding documents of the Providence Art Club. One hundred and thirty six years later the Club proudly continues its mission to promote “art culture”. Annually, the Club hosts an open juried show to provide non-members with an opportunity to exhibit in our Maxwell Mays Gallery, which hosted its first Art Club exhibition in 1885. Making Your Mark will celebrate the achievements of contemporary female artists, thus honoring the women so integral to the founding of this unique organization. Thirteen (13) prizes totaling over $5,000 in awards. Best in Show prize of $1,500. Eligibility: Open to artists who identify as female working in the United States. The juror is Kathryn Wat, Chief Curator, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. Go to to apply to this exhibition.
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Call for Art, Literature Literary works and art work entries are currently being accepted to be printed in the first issue of The Cantabrigian. The Cantabrigian is a literary magazine based in Cambridge, MA. It was founded to promote the works of emerging writers. Their readers can expect that every issue contains the work, selected through our open submission process, that they will find the most stylistically exciting, relevant, and above all original. They also seek to establish a collective of writers whose work they find exceptional and build a network of professional relationships that provides the modern author with resources beyond the old guard of the traditional publishing world. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Artist Residency The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program. Residency is from mid June to mid August 2015. Artists will receive a stipend of $1000 dollars and reimbursement for travel and visa up to an additional $1000. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1,  2017

Call to Artists The Eclipse Mill Gallery in North Adams, is inviting professional artists working in any media to submit to its spring juried exhibition inDIVISIBLE. This exhibition will explore themes of democracy and the American electoral system. They are looking for works that are reflective of your thoughts, experiences, and reactions to the political events of the past ten months and the impact these events have had on you personally, professionally, socially, philosophically, and/or culturally. All local, regional, and national artists are welcome to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: February 3, 2017 (11:59pm)

Call to Artists Registration is now open for artists to participate in the West Medford Open Studios (WMOS), an annual two-day arts festival located in West Medford, MA. Free events include food tastings, pottery throwing demonstrations, readings, and live music performances. WMOS is one of the few walkable Boston-area open studios, with plenty of free parking and easy access to the commuter rail and bus lines. Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th from noon-5pm. Learn more.
Registration Deadline: February 5, 2017

Call for Art Unbound Visual Arts, a non-profit based in Allston-Brighton, is seeking art for its upcoming “Women in Business and Labor” curated exhibit
on the work roles of women. Learn more.
Deadline: February 8, 2017

Call for Artists Gallery1581 in Brookline, invites artists, at any age, emerging and established, to submit artwork to their exhibition Picture Social Justice and Human Rights, opening Friday, March 3, 2017. Their goal with this show is to promote and contribute to a collective vision of social justice and human rights expressed in visual art. Learn more.
Deadline February 10, 2017

Call for Craft Artists The Society of Cape Cod Craftsmen, one of the oldest craft guilds in New England, will hold its 65th Annual Craft Fair August 8,9, & 10 in Brewster, MA. A jury for new members takes place in February. Members must be a resident of Cape Cod, the Islands,the South Shore or south coast of Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: February 13, 2017

GrubStreet Emerging Writer Fellowship GrubStreet, one of the leading creating writing centers in the nation, is offering the Emerging Writer Fellowship. The Fellowship aims to develop new, exciting voices by providing one writer per year tuition-free access to GrubStreet’s classes, as well as its Muse and the Marketplace conference on the craft and business of writing. Over the course of one year, the Emerging Writer Fellow will attend a combination of seminars and multi-week courses of their choosing, bookended by attendance at both the 2017 and the 2018 Muse and the Marketplace conference, in order to enhance their understanding of craft and the publishing industry. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Creative Access: Residencies for Visual Artists & Writers with Spinal Cord Injury The Creative Access Fellowships Program – in partnership with the Alliance of Artists Communities – will expand to include 12 residency stays at four host sites: Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), PLAYA (Summerlake, OR), Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL), and Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM), selected for their accessible facilities, innovative programming, and reputations for excellence. Creative Access offers artists with SCI the rare opportunity for concentrated time dedicated to their creative practice in a supportive residency community. Twelve awardees will receive the invaluable opportunity of a 2-8 week residency at one of the four host sites, including room and board, a $1000 stipend, and travel award for a personal assistant/caregiver if needed. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2017 (11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time)

Image credit: Video of Renée Ricciardi by Bearwalk.


Volley of Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Call for Art The Golden Thread Gallery in West Hartford, CT, is currently accepting entries for the exhibition Contours & Configurations. All mediums accepted. All work must be original to the artist. Giclee’s are welcomed but must be clearly marked as such. Learn more.
Deadline: January 6, 2017

Call to Artists Artscape Gallery in West Concord, MA invites artists to “steal” from a Picasso, interpret his image and turn it into their own using any medium for their exhibition Good artists copy, great artists steal. Show dates: January 20-March 17, 2017, reception January 20th. All sales transactions handled by artist, no commission taken. $10 hanging fee per accepted artist, free for students. Email submission images including Picasso reference to Awards: Pitch Black Editions is offering gift certificates to top 3 entries of this juried exhibition.
Deadline: January 9, 2017

Videos, Animations, Computer Generated Work  Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority are issuing a call for proposals for their 21st Round of Art on the Marquee at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. They are seeking 30 second videos, animations or computer generated work that use the entire Marquee in creative ways. Eligibility is limited to artists and artist teams who reside in Massachusetts. Selection of work is based foremost upon artistic excellence. We are particularly interested in works that push the limits of the 7 screens as a display platform while also creating dynamic engaging content for the public. View past projects here and learn more.
Deadline: January 18, 2017 (midnight)

MCC Artist Fellowships The Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships applications are now available for Film & Video, Music Composition and Photography. Learn more.
Deadline: January 23, 2017 (11:59 pm)

Call for Art The Brookline Arts Center invites artists who reside in the United States to submit work that explores origin, displacement and the influence of the past on the future opportunity to submit their work for the exhibition Up/Rooted. Juror is María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Learn more.
Deadline: January 27, 2017 (11:59pm)

Abstract Art This call is for a thematic exhibition dedicated to abstract art. The exhibition NEOTERIC ABSTRACT V will be held at the Limner Gallery, April 6 – 30, 2017 and is open to all forms of abstraction, from the geometric to the lyrical, from the precise to the raw. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Image credit: Vintage Photographs Animated by Nicolas Monterrat

Muscle Into Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016


Boston Artist Opportunity Fund This grant aims to support individual artists in activities that continue their education and skill building, or helps them share their work or teach others. Additionally, teachers may use this fund for field trips. Eligibility: An artist living or working in the City of Boston (preference will be given to Boston residents); a teacher at a school located in Boston; a teaching artist offering workshops in a Boston Public Library, BCYF Center, senior housing or senior center, or non-profit social service agency. Current Boston Artists in Residence and City of Boston Artist Fellows are not eligible to apply. Applicants may request up to $1,000. $10,000 will be available per month until it runs out. Learn more.

Bass River Press Cover Art Competition Bass River Press will accept only original artwork. All media are accepted, including painting, drawing, photography, and photographs of three-dimensional work. Submissions may be pulled from an artist’s existing collection, as long as the reflect Auslander’s poetry; existing work and artwork created in response to the poetry will be judged equally. Multiple submissions are accepted, but must be accompanied by a separate entry fee for each submission. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2016

Call for Art Hera Gallery is seeking artwork to be part of an intersectional exploration of contemporary feminism’s role in opposition to the current cultural and political climate. They are interested exhibiting all manifestations of feminist art from makers of all races, genders, and sexual orientations. All media including performance and installation will be accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: January 4th, 2017

Call for Art Rocky Neck Art Colony and Backyard Growers partner to offer FRESH, an artists’ exhibition and series of programs focused on fresh foods and their origins. The exhibition FRESH, will be a six-week exhibition at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. They are seeking a mix of contemporary, experimental, and traditional works of art. All media are welcome including painting, photography, prints, pastels, assemblage, small sculpture, and mixed media. This theme is inspired by our partnership with Backyard Growers. Backyard Growers is a grassroots organization helping to reshape Gloucester’s relationship with food. They provide support and resources to establish vegetable gardens at homes, housing communities, organizations, and schools. Their mission is to create life-long gardeners inspired by the power of growing one’s own food. Submissions are online, via
Deadline: January 15, 2017 (11:59 PM)

Photographers The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is now accepting entries for their online photography exhibition called Set in Motion. Pockets of time that become irreplaceable, we do our best to preserve that instance of change through photography. We can visualize motion in new ways by manipulating the speed of the shutter. Our eye can suddenly see a droplet of water suspended in time or a bullet slicing through an apple. Long shutter speeds capture the distorted blur of a waterfall or even drawing with light at night. Taking it slow or speeding it up, the shutter speed is up to you. Motion Photography, any and all methods of capture and process are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: January 20, 2017 (11:59pm)

US-Japan Creative Arts Fellowship If you are an artist who wants to study in Japan, you can apply for a US-Japan Creative Arts Fellowship. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Sculptors The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, VT, is accepting applications for one and/or two person exhibits at the on-site gallery for the 2017 season. Shows are 1-2 months in duration. Proposals should include 10-15 images of artwork (in digital format on CD), résumé/CV, an artist statement and an SASE for the return of materials, if desired. Submissions should be addressed to the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777. For inquiries, contact 802-438-2097 or
Deadline: March 20, 2017

Image credit: from Food and Nutrition, by Encyclopedia Britannica Films. On Okkult Motion Pictures.

Picture of Good Health Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016


Hold that pose. ArtSake readers look fabulous.

Are you in need health insurance? The good news is that the open enrollment period is happening right now in MA. Learn more from the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition about Massachusetts health insurance coverage.

Call for Cape Cod Artists The Artist Cottages at Orleans Market Square, a sales and studio venue located in Orleans on Cape Cod, in a park-like art filled setting, is seeking artists and artisans inspired by the beauty of Cape Cod and its arts traditions. Applications are now being accepted for Weekends during the Spring and Fall Shoulder Seasons as well as Weeks in the Summer, 2017. They are seeking high quality work in all media. All work must be hand made or hand crafted. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Artists will be juried and selections made on a rolling basis, until all available slots are filled. Learn more.

Lawrence-Affiliated Artists Lawrence CommunityWorks, a community development organization based in Lawrence, MA is accepting submissions for a Call for Lawrence-affiliated Artists (those who work(ed), live(d), or have close ties to the City) to create site-specific installations for our new affordable housing mill redevelopment: the Duck Mill. Artists of any age, medium, and experience level are invited to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: December 12, 2016

Poetry Ambassadors Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge are seeking Poetry Ambassadors to develop programs highlighting the rich diversity of literary arts happening in the City. The goal of the Cambridge Arts Poetry program is to create opportunities for the Cambridge community to engage with and promote poetry from diverse backgrounds & styles. Learn how to submit a proposal.
Deadline: December 15, 2016

Call for Presenters Are you a talented Massachusetts educator with a big idea, creative solution, or innovative classroom practice that you think is worth sharing? The Boston Foundation is seeking to offer up to five outstanding educators the opportunity to share their ideas with a large audience of local education and civic leaders at the Boston EdTalks event on May 4, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: January 17, 2016 (8:00 am)

Call to Female Artists The Providence Art Club invites female artists to submit their strongest two and three-dimensional work in any media to the Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition Making Your Mark. This exhibition is the concluding event in a three-month long series celebrating the Art Club’s unique founding as the first such organization to be co-founded by men and women. In 1880 six women and ten men signed the founding documents of the Providence Art Club. One hundred and thirty six years later the Club proudly continues its mission to promote art culture. Annually, the Club hosts an open juried show to provide non-members with an opportunity to exhibit in our Maxwell Mays Gallery, which hosted its first Art Club exhibition in 1885. Making Your Mark will celebrate the achievements of contemporary female artists, thus honoring the women so integral to the founding of this unique organization.  Awards: Thirteen (13) prizes totaling over $5,000 in awards. Best in Show prize of $1,000. Open to artists who identify as female working in the United States. Visit to apply to this exhibition.
Deadline: January 31, 2016

Artists, Writers The Matador Review is seeking submissions for their Spring 2017 publication. The Matador Review is an alternative art and literature magazine based in Chicago, IL. They are accepting submissions for the Spring 2017 publication through February 28. They publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. Learn more.



Artist Opportunities Goes Higher

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016


Writers Residency Fellowships The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is currently accepting applications for their Writing Fellowships which offer a seven-month residency. Awards are given annually to four poets and four fiction writers who have not published a full-length book in any genre. Each fellowship includes a private apartment and a monthly stipend of $750. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Women Nonfiction Writers Vela’s Second Nonfiction Contest, which will be judged by Claire Vaye Watkins. Contest opens September 15, 2016 and, after a recently announced deadline extension, will close December 1 (11:59 PM PST). Winner will receive $1000 and publication. They’re looking for creative nonfiction, written by women, with a strong voice, a compelling narrative, and/or a powerful driving question. Interested in a wide range of essays, including literary journalism, personal essays, memoir, and experimental essays. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Poetry and Prose Translation Fellowships National Endowment for the Arts is offering grants of $12,500 and $25,000 each are given annually to translators of poetry and prose from any language into English. Applicants must have published, alone or in collaboration, at least 20 pages of translation in digital or print literary publications or in book form between December 1, 2001, and December 6, 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: December 6, 2016

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Winter Art Show, January 2017, for the Armory Cafe in Somerville. No fee. Any technique and medium is welcome (photography, painting, charcoal, mixed media, sculpture, watercolor, drawing, etc). However, submitted pieces must be able to hang from the wall in a reasonably sized area, i.e. no free standing sculpture, no grand scale pieces which cover an entire wall. Learn more.
Deadline: December 10, 2016

Call for Community Artist The Artist Project is a collaboration between the MFA and 10 after school community organizations in Boston. Each year a new experienced artist with a passion for community arts is selected to plan and lead a project with children between the ages of six and twelve. The artist guides children and helps them create a collaborative work. A stipend of $22,000 and a materials budget is provided. No Entry Fee. Info session is Thursday, December 15, 2016, 5-7 pm, East Seminar Room, G39, RSVP: rworstell@mfa.orgLearn more.

Public Art Boston’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh, with the Department of Public Works, the Boston Art Commission, and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, invite artists to submit proposals for a public art project in North Square. The City of Boston’s Public Works Department has allocated $200,000 from the North Square reconstruction project budget towards a public art project that will be incorporated into the reconstruction of the Square. Learn more.
Deadline: January 4, 2017

Outdoor Sculpture The Newton Festival of the Arts announces its first Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Sculpture will be installed on the grounds of Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA. The Festival is seeking proposals for new or existing works. Any sculptural medium is allowed, provided it can be safely installed and will require no maintenance throughout the duration of the Exhibition. All object-based sculptures must be securely mounted to the ground. Artists at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply. Joint applications are accepted. This is an open Call and is not limited to Newton sculptors. Learn more.
Deadline: January 23, 2017

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography is currently accepting entries for their upcoming juried exhibition Landscapes 2017. All artist renditions on the landscapes theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible for selection. Learn more.
Deadline: January 25, 2017

Call to Artists The Brookline Arts Center invites artists who reside in the United States to submit work for their exhibit Up/Rooted (March 17-April 21, 2017), juried by María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Artists are invited to submit work that explores origin, displacement and the influence of the past on the future. How do we connect with where we come from if we are no longer there? How does our sense of place relate to our culture and identity? We are looking for work that raises questions and draws influence from heritage, culture and familial traditions, and explores how we come to terms with being up/rooted. All media welcome. Entry fee is $30 for 1-3 submissions, $45 for 4-6. Learn more.
Deadline: January 27, 2017

Artist Residency The Boston Harbor [Re]Creation initiatives – an Artist In Residency, based on Spectacle Island; and a Temporary Sculpture Exhibition on Peddocks Island. Info Session: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5-7pm at the Boston Harbor Hotel Leventhal Room. Learn more.
Deadline: January 30, 2017  (11:59 pm)

Carry On Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016


Artist Residency Applications are being accepted for an extensive artist-in-residence program in 2017 at Gettysburg National Military Park. They are looking for artists who want to broaden their art practice while spending a full month at this historic battlefield. NPAF is looking for any sort of artwork, from traditional landscapes, photographers, to performers, installations, films/video, as well as as writers, poets, sound artists, and new arts media. Virtually any approach can find a place at Gettysburg — what matters is vision and talent. Learn more
Deadline: November 27, 2016

Filmmakers The Independent Film Festival Boston is currently accepting entries for their annual festival. Learn more.
Deadline: November 28, 2016 (regular), or December 12, 2016 (late)

Performing Artists Grants New England States Touring (NEST) provides support to New England-based nonprofit organizations (known as presenters) for performances and community activities by select New England performing artists. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Muslim Writers, Poets Halal If You Hear Me seeks submission for new anthology of writings by Muslims who are queer, women, genderqueer, nonbinary, or trans. Editors Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo are looking for poems and essays “on any theme.” Writers are invited to submit up to five poems or two essays (no longer than three pages) and a cover letter with contact info and a short bio. Those interested should write:
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Call to Artists
The Gallery at Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill in Sharon, MA is accepting entries for their juried exhibit, Sky…Looking Up (January 2016– April 2017). It will showcase artists’ observations and perceptions about any of these wonders in the sky, simple or complex: the moon, sun, planets, clouds and stars – the possibilities are infinite! Artists’ can express their work in any chosen medium, style or interpretation. 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; please provide a stamped return envelope if you would like your photos returned. Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon, MA 02067. For additional information, please contact Jan Nareski Goba at
Deadline: December 5, 2016

Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library presents monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in their two exhibiting spaces, the Gallery and Main Hall. Applications are now being accepted for exhibits for their July-December 2017 time period. All work presented must be original and produced within the last three years. Learn more.
Deadline: December 9, 2016 (12:00 pm)

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography is currently accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition Animalia. The juror is Arlette Kayafas. Learn more.
Deadline: December 14, 2016

Crafts Artists The Nichols House Museum is seeking emerging artists working in craft disciplines (textiles, ceramics or woodworking) to submit proposals for works to be installed in the museum for an exhibit that will be on view from March to August 2017. The Nichols House Museum aims to position the history of the Nichols family in dialogue with a wide range of perspectives to create new and mindful interpretations of the house. Learn more.
Deadline: January 16, 2017

Exhibition Proposals The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) is seeking proposals from artists, for exhibitions in 2017, two of which will be chosen to receive an honorarium grant.  They will award the two grants of $1,000 for two five-week exhibition slots available in the spring of 2017. The grants will cover the cost of the exhibition space—for the selected artists—plus postcard printing and mailing. Each proposed exhibition will include two or more artists and include at least one RNAC artist member. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Music Rehearsal Space Artists and arts groups can submit their proposal for the use of space within the AT&T Boylston flagship store in Boston for small group or individual music rehearsals. The selected artists or group will enter into an agreement with the AT&T Boylston store for free rehearsal space according to the space availability and requirements stated below. This Call for Artists is for free rehearsal space only and does not come with any funding. This call is open to individual artists, non profits, and artist groups. You do not need to be a non-profit organization to apply, Boston residency is preferred. Learn more.

Artist Opportunities Plays On

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016


“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” Stella Adler

Call to Artists The Paradise City Arts Festivals presents New England’s leading shows of handmade design, painting and sculpture. Paradise City’s events showcase  innovative work in all media in beautiful indoor settings, with outdoor space available for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists are encouraged. For 22 years Paradise City has been known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists. Apply online to the Spring 2017 shows in Marlborough and Northampton, MA.  Learn more.

Grant for Women Cinematographer The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by a female cinematographer. Recipients of the grant receive a loaned camera package for up to 21 production days. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Grant for Artists, Video/Filmmakers The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2016

Artist Residency The Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency is an artists-in-residence program that provides artists with an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s masters in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Since the program began in 1982, over 3500 artists have been served from the US and around the world. Learn more.
Deadline: January 22, 2017

Call to Artists  Request for Proposals: A Fort Point Arts Community Exhibition at the Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Boston.  Inter-dimensional Ports of Whatsoever, curated by Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez. We are witnesses of our changing histories throughout the globe. Relocation and migration experiences inform who we are and how we see the world. The places that we have called home and the new experiences these locations bring reveal personal truths. There is a place which lies in-between the old and the new; expanding our visions and sense of placement. New perspectives and dimensions are brought into our lives through this lens of personal truth. Artists are encouraged to submit work for inter-dimensional ports of whatsoever that convey ideas of personal transformation and related trajectories with emphasis on galactic, historical and/or current social frameworks. Works may be inspired by science fiction and/or spiritual and physical evolutions with historical references and/or imagery. Relocation and migration related to current events that include social injustices and victories can also be a point of departure. Any medium, including video, photography and performance-based works are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2016 (12:00 midnight EST)

Public Art The Art Selection Committee of the Stanley A. Ringer Park memorials project invites artists and landscape designers to forward public art qualifications for one or several transformative, permanent public art installations that will serve as a tribute to four cherished community members inside Ringer Park. The proposed memorials project will honor Stanley A. Ringer, William Margolin, Brian Honan and Dawnn Jaffier. The project is intended to contribute to the safety of Stanley A. Ringer Park while recognizing the civic and community contributions of the honorees. A number of potential sites have been identified within Ringer Park, a 12.38-acre park located in the heart of the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston. Final sites and specific tributes will be determined during the art selection process. The selection process will lead to the identification of one or several artists/teams who will develop one or several concepts for one or several sites. The Urban Culture Institute is facilitating the art selection process. Learn more.

Photo credit: Photograph of the late, great, Leon Russell. From the collection of the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Artist Opportunities Passes the Torch

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016


Today’s election day. C’mon America, shine brightly and vote

Call to Artists Apply to participate in the Arts and Cultural Inclusion symposium at UMass Boston November 22, 2016. The full-day event will showcase artists using various mediums to convey experiences and issues related to cultural and social inclusion. The symposium will feature an artist panel, TEDx style talks, and artist-led workshops covering topics such as globalization versus appropriation, humanities and healing, and ethnography through performance, and the business side of social practice. Learn more.

Choreograpers The Boston Dance Alliance has announced that BDA member choreographers now have an option to rent rehearsal space on the Boston side of the river at The Lyric Stage at below market rates. The partnership between the Lyric Stage and Boston Dance Alliance is a direct response to the Boston Creates Cultural Plan released this past summer, establishing an interdisciplinary partnership and leveraging a valuable resource that helps artists develop their work. Learn more.

Call to Cape Cod Artists The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will host its 10th Annual Member Winter Art Exhibit Personal Space in January/February 2017 at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. All Cape Cod established and emerging artists submit art for consideration and are selected by jury. Learn more.
Deadline: November 11, 2016 (midnight)

Fund for Boston Artists The Opportunity Fund grant aims to support individual artists in Boston for activities that continue their education and skill building, or helps them share their work or teach others. Additionally, teachers may use this fund for field trips. This grant will fund specific needs, such as materials, professional development costs, conference fees, travel related to professional development, stipends for teaching artists, field trips, or anything that helps you share your work with the public. Applicants may request up to $1,000. $10,000 will be available per month until it runs out. Learn more.
Deadline: Application available from November 1 -November 15, 2016

Poets Entries are being accepted for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. An award of publication by Yale University Press is given annually for a poetry collection by an early-career poet who has not published a full-length book of poetry. Carl Phillips will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2016

Call for Art Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA, is currently accepting entries for their exhibiton Iteration, selected by Boston-based artists: Denise Driscoll (Fountain Street Fine Art) & Nathalie Miebach (Miller Yezerski Gallery). Seeking work of all 2D, 3D and time-based media that employs pattern through an iterative process.
Open to all U.S. residents. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. Accepting work in all media. Learn more.
Deadline: December 18, 2016 (11:59PM)

Call for Artists Treat Gallery in New York is ringing in 2017 with Rest and Relaxation. Keep your conceptually heavy work at home for this one – they want art that mirrors leisure. In a world where it’s ever more difficult to escape work, it’s good to be reminded to #treatyoself. Artists who interpret the theme Rest and Relaxation in their work are welcome to apply. Application details website under “rest and relaxation”  Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2016 (midnight)

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Monmouth Museum’s 38th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: December 4, 2016 (midnight EST)

Winter Field Studies in Art and Nature ART+BIO Collaborative, a nonprofit organization, offers educational travel courses that integrate field biology and art. This course is designed for students, artists, scientists, professionals and anyone interested in nature, art, and biology. ISLAND LIFE: 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. Dates: January 10-15, 2017. Learn more.

Image credit: Black and white photograph of Mae West wearing American flag. From Vanity Fair magazine, 1938.

Cuckoo For Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

The clock is ticking. Be sure to vote.

Free Event: The Tenth Annual Artists Under the Dome Event 2016 is tomorrow, Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Massachusetts State House’s Great Hall. Learn more.

Of Note: Mass Audubon’s Lucy Gertz talks about their accessible nature trails on CreativeMinds, a podcast for Arts and Culture Nerds.

Call for Art Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery in Amherst is currently accepting submissions for their 6th Annual Small Works Show. Each artist may submit one work. Work must be for sale and priced at or under $500. Outside dimension, including frame, must be no larger than 15 x 15 inches. Work must be framed (2D), or able to sit on a pedestal (3D). Learn more.
Deadline: November 7, 2016

Call to Artists The Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery at Bunker Hill Community College will present Gathering: Native American Massachusetts Regional Artists, a group exhibition of Masssachusetts and border state Native American fine arts and craft (November 14 – December 2016). Artists’ Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2016 6 – 8pm A300/Art Gallery. This exhibit will assemble Native American fine artists and artisans representative from Massachusetts and New England regional border states and local area artist with work featuring Native American subject matter, to showcase their works in varied mediums giving voice to current local and national Native American issues, themes, and movements at the intersection of traditional crafts and contemporary fine art. The exhibit is intended for general audience viewing and in particular broad academic use within VMA Dept. courses; Art History, studio and design classes, as well a,s courses in History and Government, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology and Social Justice as subject matter is sure to underscore themes of Indigenous Nation Pride, oppression, marginalized groups, the resurrection of the national Native American movement in its fight for promised rights, land, poverty remediation, educational access, and preservation of cultural traditions through the representation of traditional craft and imagery. Inclusion into this show is on-going. Please contact Laura Montgomery or send images to: for immediate response and consideration. Accepted work will need to be hand-delivered to the campus on November 10 -11, 2016, or before, or by special delivery by pre-arrangement.

Greater Boston Performing Artists Grant The Boston Foundation is now accepting applications for their first ever Live Arts Boston grant for performing arts. Grant awards up to $15,000 will be given out to individuals, groups and organizations. Priority criteria include the creation of new works; presenting culturally specific works; forging unique, interdisciplinary partnerships; and pushing creative boundaries, risk taking and innovation. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2016

Artist Mentorship Program ArtsWorcester has announced a new, competitive mentorship program for selected artists. Five artists will be selected and matched with mentors for a four-month program designed to propel the artist to the next level in their careers. The mentors for this first session are Lisa Barthelson, Carrie Crane, Roger Hankins, Carlotta Miller, and Tyler Vance. Learn more.
Deadline: November 23, 2016

Performing Artists Grants USArtists International supports performances by American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2016 (11:59 PM ET)

Professional Development Residency Program Apply for MASS MoCA’s new residency program for artists & writers — the Studios at MASS MoCA — in North Adams, MA, for 1-8 week sessions available March 31, 2017 – October 5, 2017. They provide exceptionally talented peers, private studio space on the MASS MoCA campus, newly renovated housing right across the street from the museum, one group meal per day, free access to MASS MoCA’s galleries throughout the residency, use of printmaking and fiber arts equipment at the nearby Makers’ Mill community makerspace, and optional one-on-one financial and business coaching through the Assets for Artists program. Learn more.
Deadline: January 10, 2017

Call for Art Lancaster’s historic Bulfinch Meetinghouse is turning 200 years old in 2016. To celebrate the milestone anniversary of this historic landmark and architectural gem, the Bulfinch 200 Committee is holding a series of events in 2016 and 2017, including an Art Show & Competition. The theme for the art show is “A Sense of Place.” Submissions of paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture/3-D artwork are accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Artist Residency The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. They host one artist in each of the following categories; Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking, Social Justice. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2017