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Artist Opportunities Kicking Out the Jams

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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Short Stories A prize of $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of the prize issue is given twice yearly for a short story about families of all configurations. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Writers and Playwrites Entries are now being accepted for the Arts & Letters $1,000 prize contest. Disciplines include Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction. Winners are published in their Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 issue. The prize-winning one-act play is produced at the Georgia College campus (usually in March.) Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2015

American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian Artists  The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is accepting applications for the 2015 NACF Artist Fellowship Program. Disciplines include dance, filmmaking, literature, music, traditional arts, and visual arts. Grants of $20,000 will be awarded in recognition of the creativity and expression of exceptional Native artists who have had a significant impact on their discipline.  Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2015 (5 p.m. PST)

Outdoor Sculpture Proposals Art In the Orchard, third biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition in Easthampton, MA, is now accepting proposals. They are looking for large, durable outdoor sculpture which can be displayed on their 120 acre farm setting from August through Halloween. Honorariums total over $6000. Learn more. Questions, contact Jean-Pierre Pasche 413-529-9265 or aio@parkhillorchard.com.
Deadline: April 20, 2015

Project Proposals  The J.M. Kaplan Fund is accepting proposals for the J.M.K. Innovation Prize. The Prize will provide up to three years of support at $50,000 per year, as well as a $25,000 “bank” of funds available for technical assistance or targeted project expenses, making a total award of up to $175,000. The Prize seeks to support inter-disciplinary innovation in the fields of cultural heritage, human rights, the built environment, and the natural environment. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Poetry The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry includes a cash award of $3,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Boston Public Library Children’s Writer-in-Residence Program
The Associates of the Boston Public Library is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Children’s Writer-in-Residence program. The selected applicant will receive a $20,000 stipend and office space at the BPL’s Central Library in Copley Square. He or she must work a minimum of 19 hours per week at the BPL during the nine-month residency (September 2015 through May 2016). Projects eligible for this program are fiction, non-fiction, a script, or poetry, intended for children or young adults. Illustrations may be combined with any of these formats, but are not required. To be eligible, the applicant must be a US citizen and cannot have published more than three books to date. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Image credit: Black and white photograph of swing dancers. Photograph in public domain.

 

Record-Breaking Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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Okay, we’re ready for spring now.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
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Creative Capital Online Learning Workshops

Of Note: Assets for Artists is offering free professional development workshops for Massachusetts-based creative entrepreneurs. Sarah Platanitis will teach the workshop Get Press Ready: PR for Artists on April 25 (in Lawrence) and May 2 (in North Adams). Jessica Burko teaches Finding your Message: Branding and Marketing for Visual Artists (in North Adams) on April 9 with select artists participating on April 10 as well. Workshops are free but space is limited. Learn more and apply.
Deadline: March 20, 2015

Call for Artists The Dedham Square Artist Guild is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Casting Shadows (May 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015). Open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre. Learn more.
Deadline: March 29, 2015

Art Exploring Consumerism SIPMA Contemporary has issued a call to artists for I Live Here Now at The Cohen Gallery at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. Art exploring communitarianism, the notion of luxury, globalization and displacement, and other topics related to consumerism are encouraged to submit. All media encouraged. Goggleworks extends over a city block housing 4 galleries and artists residencies, so large scale installations are eligible. Show dates: May 8 – June 14, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2015

Call for Proposals The DownStreet Art Festival 2015 in North Adams is seeking proposals from artists and curators. Proposals can include interactive element, temporary outdoor installations, exhibitions that encourage participation or proposals for works-in-progress that will culminate in a performance or exhibition opening. Learn more.
Deadline: April 5, 2015

Performing Artists Applications are now being accepted for the Somerville art festival ARTBEAT (held on the third weekend in July). Artists and festival goers converge on Davis Square, transforming it into one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals. Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2015

Call to Artists Danforth Art is now accepting submissions for their 2015 annual juried exhibitions. Emerging and established artists in all media are invited to submit work. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2015

Emerging Playwrights The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation and OHenry Productions are encouraging talented playwrights who have not yet achieved commercial success to submit to the Emerging Playwrights Contest. A winning piece will be selected by representatives of DVRF and OHenry Productions and will receive a staged reading in New York City. There is no entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2015

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for EXPOSURE: the 19th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition (June 18-July 26, 2015). Juror: Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Current PRC Individual or Institutional Membership required (valid through July 31, 2015). Photographers may submit up to ten (10) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work, artist statement, and resume. Learn more to apply.
Deadline: April 12, 2015 (before 11:59pm)

Public Art The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, a facility that will combine cancer treatment and cutting-edge research, is seeking artworks for three distinct sites. Total Budget: $342,000 – $362,000. Learn more.
Deadline April 15, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted by the Silvermine Arts Center for their 65th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition (Show Dates: June 6 – July 26, 2015). Open to all media. Learn more.
Deadline: April 24, 2015

Call for Art The Zeitgeist Gallery in Beverly, MA, is currently accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition Love from the Earth – Minerals, Mushrooms & Plants. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2015 (midnight)

Female Artists 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. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Of Note: SpaceFinder Mass is a free directory of arts venues and creative spaces across the state of Massachusetts. Find space for your next performance, special event, class, rehearsal, film shoot and more. A project of Fractured Atlas, The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Image credit: Vintage black and white photograph of snowman from from ofc.book.com

Monkeying Around with Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

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Of Note: SpaceFinder Mass is a free directory of arts venues and creative spaces across the state of Massachusetts. Find space for your next performance, special event, class, rehearsal, film shoot and more. A project of Fractured Atlas, The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Call for Work The All Out Arts is now accepting submissions for the 13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary international festival of LGBTQ arts and culture. Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows Learn more.
Deadline: March 22, 2015

Call for Art The North River Arts Society in Marshfied is currently accepting entries for their juried Figure and Portrait Exhibition. The juror is Johanna Harmon. Learn more.
Deadline: March 27, 2015

Call for Art ArtsWorcester Biennial is currently accepting entries in all media. The juror is Susan Stoops. Awards include the $500 Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best In Show, $200 awards for Best of Category, and $50 Honorable Mention Awards. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Call to Artists The Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery is now accepting submissions for its upcoming juried exhibit Rivers, Streams and Lakes. Artists are invited to submit up to five (8”x10”) photographic prints only (for judging purposes only) of their most engaging nature based work. Any medium is acceptable. All prints must be labeled on the back with name, contact information, dimensions of framed work, title of piece and medium. Entry fee is $15 for up to 5 pieces, please provide a stamped return envelope to fit your artwork if you would like it returned. If selected for a show, all artwork needs to be framed appropriately and ready to hang (detailed information upon request). Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067. Please contact jngoba@massaudubon.org for any questions.
Deadline: April 13, 2015

Photography Grant The Crusade Engagement Grant awards $10,000 annually to the applicant with the most innovative idea to build
audiences for photography. They are looking for projects that focus on creating demand for photography and provide a concrete plan to create one-to-one connections between the photographer, the viewer, and the audience. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2015

Artists of the Northeast Art of the Northeast (AoNE) has issued a call for entries for the 65th Annual Art of the Northeast juried exhibition at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT. The call for entries is open to all artists in any media throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland (D.C.). Michelle Grabner, who was one of three curators of this year’s Whitney Biennial (and its first artist curator) will co-curate the 65th annual Art of the Northeast with her husband, artist Brad Killam. Learn more.
Deadline: April 24, 2015

Poets The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry includes a cash award of $3,000, publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. $28 fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Exhibition Proposals ArtSpace Gallery in Maynard, MA, is currently accepting proposals for group or solo exhibitions for their September 2015 through July 2016 season. Proposals should be for group or solo exhibitions,  present a coherent theme, and should be based on a unifying concept that is social, historical, philosophical, cultural, political or other. The ArtSpace Gallery Committee may combine solo proposals creating two to four mini solo shows in one large exhibit. Preference will be given to New England artists.  For more information contact artspacemaynard@gmail.com
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Residency The Ragdale Foundation is accepting applications for residencies for visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers, media artists, and choreographers. Organization provides housing, meals, and studio space. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Media: gif from archival image by Bill Domonkos.

Get Ahead Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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Get your head in the game and take advantage of these upcoming opportunities.

Of Note Spark! Networking Event at Sohn Fine Art in Lenox, MA. Register now for the first SPARK! networking event of the year, held at Sohn Fine Art in conjunction with the 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition benefiting Berkshire Creative. Meet other creatives working in the region, make connections, get inspired, and learn something new – all against the backdrop of beautiful and thought-provoking photography. Free, but please register.
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm

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Emerging, Diverse Writers HBO has announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship. The program will give emerging writers from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to attend a week of master classes held at the HBO campus in Santa Monica, California focusing on character and story development, pitching ideas and projects, securing an agent, and networking. Each participant will then enter into an 8-month writing phase where he/she will be paired with an HBO development executive and guided through the script development process. Apply using Withoutabox.com. Learn more.
Deadline: Application portal opens March 4, 2015 and will close when 1,000 submissions have been reached.

Poets of African Descent The Cave Canem Foundation is accepting applications for its Poetry Prize, an award of $1000 and publication by Graywolf Press of a first poetry collection by a poet of African descent. Nikky Finney will judge. $15 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: March 9, 2015

First Novel Award The James Jones Literary Society of Wilkes University offers the First Novel Fellowship, a prize of $10,000 for a novel-in-progress by a U.S. writer who has not yet published a novel. Past recipients include Cam Terwilliger. $30 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2015

Temporary Public Art Fort Points Arts Community (FPAC) seeks proposals for a temporary public art installation in conjunction with FPAC’s May 2015 Open Studios. Projects may be proposed for any outdoor site in the Fort and should be accessible to Open Studios viewers as well as the general public. All media considered, one month minimum duration. Q&A session for applicants Monday, March 9, 2015, at FPAC Gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: March 19, 2015

New Music New Music USA is accepting applications for its Spring 2015 Project Grants. The grants support projects that involve new music getting out into the world through a live performance or recording. Awards can range between $250 and $15,000. Projects can take place up to two years past the deadline or up to six months prior. Requests can come from individuals or organizations. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Forest Artist Residency Artists in all media are invited to apply for the 2015 White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) Artist-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the WMNF and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. The residency program seeks to use art and creative expression to explore the many ways in which people relate to forests in general and to the WMNF in particular. One residency opportunity of at least three weeks will be offered between July and September; the artist(s) selected will be able to indicate their preferred time. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2015

Documentaries The Sundance Documentary Fund provides strategic financial support to cinematic, feature documentaries from independent filmmakers globally. The organization provides $1M-$2M in non-recoupable financing annually across all stages of development, production, post-production, and strategic audience engagement. Learn more.
Deadline: Applications accepting on a rolling basis until August 3, 2015

Image: vintage poster of American magician Harry Kellar, from Weird Vintage.

Increasing Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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Portrait of Increase Sumner, the Fifth Governor of Massachusetts, (1797–1799), from the State Library of Massachusetts Flickr page.

Call for Artists Entries are now being accepted by Agora Gallery for their 30th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Accepted mediums include painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Visual Artist Residency The Goetemann Artist Residency in Gloucester, MA is now accepting applications. Venue is accessible by public transportation and offers three terms of 4 weeks each (with a possible 2 week option) from late May through October. Stay includes a private, waterfront live-work studio in a progressive arts community. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Grants for Emerging Fields, Literature, and Performing Arts A reminder that Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. Past awardees include Brian Knep, Eric Gottesman, and Jane Marsching. Learn more.
Deadline: March 2, 2015, 4:00pm EST

SerHacer Grants Available Eligible organizations and schools can apply for new, three-year grants from SerHacer, MCC’s newest initiative in Creative Youth Development. Inspired by El Sistema in Venezuela, SerHacer supports new and existing intensive, ensemble music making as a vehicle for youth development and social change. Learn more. Information sessions will take place at MCC’s offices on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 10am-12pm, and via webinar on Friday, March 13 from 10am-12pm. Register now.
Intent to Apply Deadline: March 15, 2015
Full Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

Massachusetts Artists Brush Art Gallery & Studios in Lowell has issued a call for entries for Massachusetts Artists 2015: A Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Work by the Artists who Live in Massachusetts. The juror will be Joanna Fink, Director, Alpha Gallery, Boston. Exhibition Dates are April 18 – June 6, 2015. Opening Reception: April 25, 2 – 4 pm. Learn more. Contact director@thebrush.org with questions.
Deadline: March 21, 2015 by 4:00 PM

Documentaries Independent Lens is accepting applications for its 2015/2016 season. Applications must include a url address to a secure online screener (e.g. Vimeo) and the password to view your film. This link must remain active until the submissions deadline. Final decisions emailed on or before April 30, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: March 27, 2015

Printmaking Residency Mixit Print Studio in Cambridge, MA, is currently accepting applications for their Summer Residencies. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Marine Environment Art Grant The Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant Rhode Island 2014 is currently accepting applications. Grants are intended to assist individual and collaborating artists whose works are related to themes of the marine environment. Curatorial proposals will be considered. A total of $3,000 in grants is awarded annually. Established in 1988 to encourage New England professional visual artists to address the issues of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities. Learn more.
Deadline: May 29, 2015

Image: portrait of Increase Sumner, the Fifth Governor of Massachusetts, (1797–1799), from the State Library of Massachusetts Flickr page.

Artist Opportunities in the Ice Box

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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From an early French ice-skating manual. Translated caption: “The pleasures of the ice-box.”

Of Note In the Artist-in-Business Training in Holyoke, artists learn and create elements of both their business and marketing plans and leave with next steps to build their business. Sessions topics include pricing, web and offline marketing, understanding your market, finding funds, and finance basics. Learn more.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 – 9:00am to Sunday, March 15, 2015 – 5:00pm

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Photographers The New York Center for Photographic Art has issued a call for entry for Wandering Curves. Submit images that have a curve, or curves, as a critical element. Juror is Debra Klomp Ching, and the entry fee is $35. Learn more.
Deadline: February 21, 2015

Poetry on the T MassPoetry is accepting open submissions for poetry to be featured on MBTA trains in May 2015 as part of its Poetry on the T program. Two spots will be open for a poem by any Massachusetts resident, while one spot will be reserved for a Massachusetts middle or high school student. Learn more.
Deadline: February 24, 2015

Visual Artists and Writers with Children The Sustainable Arts Foundation offers competitive grants of $6000 or $2000 to visual artists and writers with children under 18. Past awardees include MCC Fellow Kate Leary. Learn more.
Deadline: February 27, 2015

CALL FOR 2D & 3D ARTWORK The Art Connection is calling for artists to submit 1-3 works for Art Bingo. Donated artwork supports the organization’s mission to place art in underserved communities. Juried by Arlette Kayafas, Gallery Kayafas Director and James Hull, Interim Director of Exhibitions, School of Visual Arts, Boston University. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

2-D and 3-D Art South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive, imaginative imagery within the theme, Earth, Wind & Fire. Juried by Carl Belz, Director Emeritus at Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA. Open to all media. Exhibition dates: April 10 – May 24, 2015. $1200 in prizes. Entry fee is $25. Learn more.
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Photography CAMERA USA 2015 is now accepting entries. Open to photographers taking photographs in the USA. Submit one photograph online for a bricks and mortar exhibition in Naples, FL. $5,000 award for one photographer. Three jurors: Harry Benson, Award Winning International Photojournalist; Patty Carroll, Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Ariel Shanberg, Executive Director of the Center of Photography at Woodstock. Entry fee is $32. Learn more.
Deadline: March 18, 2015

Printmaking The Wichita Center for the Arts is accepting entries for the 2015 National Printmaking Exhibition. Exhibition dates: July 17 – August 16, 2015. $7500 in cash and purchase awards. Juror: Gordon Sherman, Fort Hays State University. $30 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2015

Images of Grief and Healing The Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts invites artists to submit work for an exhibition that explores the ideas of loss, grief and ultimately healing. Exhibition will run from August 10 through September 11, 2015. $15 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Image: an engraving from an 1813 French ice-skating manual.

Snow Vs. Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015


What’s the bigger surprise, New England snowfall totals, or the wealth of upcoming arts deadlines??

Short Story Contest A prize of $1,250, publication by Kore Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a short story of 4,000 to 12,000 words by a female-identified writer. Roxane Gay is the judge. Learn more.
Deadline: February 14, 2015

Photography Submissions are now being accepted for Sohn Fine Art’s 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition in Lenox, MA. The exhibition will be on view at Sohn Fine Art Gallery March 20 – May 3, 2015. Submissions will be judges anonymously by Julia Dixon, Director of Berkshire Creative; Susan Cross, Curator at MASS MOCA; Lisa Dorin, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Williams College Museum of Art. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Choreographers The Somerville Arts Council is seeking companies that create original choreography derived from modern or ballet technique. Applicants are not expected to create “new” work for the submission but rather to submit work they are currently refining. Accepted companies will have the opportunity to workshop this work with David Dorfman. Cheri Opperman, of the National Dance Project at New England Foundation for the Arts, will be their guest curator. Learn more.
Deadline: February 16, 2015

Call for Greater Boston Area Artists Here & There, Boston, is now accepting applications for an eight day mobile gallery event in April. This is a mobile gallery project that is working to bring together different artistic mediums, modes, and artists with a focus on connecting art students and other emerging artists in Boston. Following a theme of collaboration and experimentation Here & There welcomes all submissions. Learn more.
Deadline: February 22, 2015

Filmmakers Central Productions is hosting the 13th Annual Boston Cinema Census at the Somerville Theater in Davis Square on April 2nd. Narrative, documentary and experimental film. Maximum runtime for submissions is 35 minutes. This year, the BCC is only accepting online submissions through the Boston Cinema Census website, or through Withoutabox. Questions about submissions at overduefilms@gmail.com
Deadline: February 28, 2015

Boston Poets The Mayor’s Poetry Program at Boston City Hall has announced a call for poetry. The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture will display selected poems on the walls of city hall. Poets who reside or work in Boston are invited to send in work to help celebrate the city through poetry and to remind people of what a culturally exciting city Boston is to live and work in. Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges will select 20 poems based on strength of both content and style. Submit the following: 3 poems (a maximum of 200 words per poem); one-paragraph summary about the type of work you are presenting; electronic submissions are encouraged. Email or mail completed applications to: John Crowley, Curator/Exhibitions Coordinator, Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, Boston City Hall, Room 802, Boston, Massachusetts 02201. Questions, contact john.crowley@boston.gov
or  617/635-2368.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Call for Environmental Art Entries are now being accepted for Appearances: Provincetown Eco-Arts FestivalArtists, writers and scientists interested in participating need only to fill out the online entry form with their proposal. There are no entry fees. Open to all art forms and indoor as well as outdoor work. The festival takes place in Provincetown on April 24-May 3, 2015. This is a unique opportunity for artists working solo or as a group to create a temporary installation or place sculptural works in a pine grove within the dunes. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2015

Photography The Center for Fine Art Photography is currently accepting entries for the exhibition Black & White 2015. The juror is Roy L. Flukinger.
Learn more.
Deadline: March 18, 2015

Photography Photography Entries are now being accepted for the Griffin Museum of Photography’s 21st Annual Juried Show. The juror is Jim Casper. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. We encourage submitting images from a singular, unified body of work for a cohesive selection for the Juried Exhibition. Artwork selected for gallery exhibition will be limited to a maximum framed size of 30x40in. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Exhibition Proposals The Brookline Arts Center is currently accepting exhibition proposals on a rolling review. The Center’s call for exhibition proposals encourages solo artists and groups of all levels to organize and present a professional exhibition with the guidance and support of our staff. The BAC’s Gallery hosts three to four solo or group proposed exhibitions each calendar year. A panel of jurors consisting of local Brookline artists and professionals will make the exhibition selections. All exhibitions will be approximately one month in length. The placement of the exhibit within the calendar year may be timed to accommodate BAC special events. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling till July 31, 2015

Image credit: Image of Buster Keaton flipping his hat, in the public domain.

Sporting Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Nice catch! But we win! Bring on the Duck boats!

Filmmakers The Earth Port Film Festival is accepting submissions of short environmental films on the theme of creating, discovering, inspiring, catalyzing or documenting environmental action. The festival, now in its fourth year, will be held at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Massachusetts on April 12, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: February 13, 2015

Call to Artists The Nave Gallery is currently accepting entries for their exhibition The Birds and the Bees, curated by Annie Silverman. Learn more
Deadline: February 20, 2015

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Gardner Area League of Artists 2015 Spring Art Show which will be on display March 27-29, 2015 at the Polish American Citizens Club, 171 Kendall Pond Rd W in Gardner, MA. Learn more.
Deadline: February 27, 2015

Call for Panels for 25th International Sculpture Conference The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is seeking panel proposals for the 25th International Sculpture Conference: New Frontiers in Sculpture in Central Arizona in Fall 2015. This conference will feature keynote speakers, panels, and additional break-out sessions. The conference will explore Creative Placemaking; Multi-Disciplinary Artist Led Investigations; Desert as Site: New Earthworks; and other topics in contemporary sculpture. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Grants for Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. Learn more.
Deadline: March 2, 2015, 4:00pm EST

Call to Artists Waterloo Arts is currently accepting entries for their 2015 Waterloo Arts Juried and Members Exhibition.  Over 30 selected works will be exhibited in the Waterloo Arts Gallery and a top prize of $1,000 to be awarded. All selection and cash awards will be made at the discretion of the jurors and will be final. Learn more
Deadline: April 5, 2015

Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library presents monthly art exhibits by regional artists in our Gallery and Main Hall. The library is a state-of-the-art facility which over 15,000 people visit weekly. They are currently seeking submissions of two dimensional, original works by local artists to be exhibited in their galleries for the January-June 2016 time period. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015 at noon

Image credit: Harold Lloyd catching a football. From the film The Freshman.

Inflated Artist Opportunities

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

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Go Pats!

Call to Boston Area Artists Slideluck is teaming up with Boston Cyberarts for a call to artists. They are currently accepting entries from Greater Boston area artists for a multimedia slideshow and potluck. This show’s curator is Stephanie Dvareckas, the Assistant Director of Boston Cyberarts. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1st, 2015

Puppeteers The Somerville Arts Council (SAC) seeks to support and present local puppet companies in the area with the PUPPETPalooza 2015 Call for Talent. SAC seeks touring puppeteers and puppet companies for a curated indoor or outdoor performance series of puppetry works (min. 30 minutes in length) that will take place on the streets, parking lots, municipal parks, and other spaces located in east Somerville. SAC is open to various models — series of short vignettes or an evening of longer performances. The series is expected to take place in May and June and to consist of four to six productions. Puppet Palooza is a collaboration between the Somerville Arts Council and East Somerville Main Streets as part of the This is East programming— an event series designed to bring the art of puppetry to east Somerville in unexpected places. Learn more and find out how to apply.
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Curatorial Proposals The New Art Center is currently accepting curatorial proposals for their Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP). Their 2,500 square-foot gallery is a converted church with a 25-foot vaulted ceiling. Curators of accepted proposals receive a 1,000 USD stipend as well as administrative, installation, marketing & P.R. support. Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2015

Call for FilmsThe Arlington International Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for their 5th Annual festival to be held at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, MA. Learn more
Deadline: May 30, 2015
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Exhibition Proposals The Visual Arts Exhibition Committee of Wellfleet Preservation Hall announced an open call to artists, curators and collaborators for exhibitions to be held in 2015.  Proposals for new works, existing works or touring shows and all multidisciplinary practices will be considered. Curators may include their own work in the exhibition. Learn more.

Creative Writing Fellowships The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Learn more.
Deadline: March 11, 2015

Image credit: Photograph of Army versus Navy football game at the old Polo grounds. In public domain.

 

Artist Opportunities Dreams

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015


Poetry in motion.

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the Unterberg Poetry Center’s “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prizes. Four prizes of $500 each and publication in Boston Review are given annually for a group of poems. Winners also receive transportation to and lodging in New York City to give a reading at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center in May. Poets who have not yet published a full-length poetry collection are eligible. Timothy Donnelly, Peter Gizzi, Camille Rankine, Atsuro Riley, and Susan Stewart will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: January 23, 2015

Your friends here at ArtSake want to remind you that The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowships deadline in Film & Video, Music Composition and Photography is next Monday, January 26, 2015.  Learn more.
Deadline: January 26, 2015

New Plays The Munroe Saturday Nights performing arts series, now in its fifth season, is seeking new plays for its upcoming season to present in readings. Works are presented with professional actors and directors all offering their time to help the playwright gain feedback and insight on the script. A moderated audience talk-back session is included in each reading. Some of the playwrights whose works have been included in the series are John Minigan, Joyce Van Dyke, Don Cohen, Deirdre Girard, Merrill Meadow, Melinda Lopez, Judith Boyajian Strang-Waldau, and Mike Poe. We invite your submissions as well. Please send to: Deborah Weiner, Coordinator, Munroe Saturday Nights, and email munroe.Saturday.nights@gmail.com.

Free Workshop for Folk & Traditional Performing Artists Folk and traditional performing artists in New England are invited to learn more about grant programs and services. Whether you perform traditional Cambodian music, Sudanese dance, or are a part of a Native American drum group, join NEFA staff and regional State Arts Agency folk arts staff at this event. At the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), 145 Tremont Street, 8th floor, Boston, MA, February 4, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Learn more.

Call for Art Waterloo Arts invites artists who identify as trans* individuals to submit artwork for inclusion in a group exhibition showcasing work which express compelling narratives regarding gender identity in contemporary society. Artists must identify as a trans* individual and must reside in the USA or Canada. They are looking for artwork which addresses the experience of being trans* or the topic of gender identity more broadly. Sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, mixed media, collage, assemblage, ceramics, fiber art, artist book, – original artwork only. This exhibition cannot accept video, film, performance art, installation and works requiring an external electrical source. Learn more
Deadline: March 25, 2015

Call for Artists The Women’s Caucus for Art, New Hampshire Chapter is currently accepting entries for their show Force of Nature: Exploring the Power of the Feminine, July 6–August 14, 2015, at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery and The Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH. Broadly interpreted, concepts might range from myth and legend to the personal, historical or political. Artwork considering Nature (as in Mother Nature and her natural forces), eco art and ecofeminism are also strongly encouraged. Artists, both male and female, WCA-members and non-members, working individually or collectively are eligible to submit to this call for entry. The juror is Judith Brodsky. Artwork Specifications: Up to three artworks. 2D, 3D, video, installation and performance are acceptable for submission. Detailed proposals for site specific installations, videos and performances will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: March 30, 2015

Image credit: Image: Martin Luther King, Jr. photographed by Marion S. Trikosko, 1964. LC-DIG-ppmsc-01269 from the Library of Congress


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