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Hoofing for Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015


Grants for Artists With Financial Need The Pollack Krasner Foundation is accepting applications from visual artists (painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers) with genuine financial needs. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time, with the size of the grant to be determined by the artist’s individual circumstances and professional exhibition history. Artists applying for a grant must be actively exhibiting their current work in a professional artistic venue such as a gallery or museum space. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Of Note Getting By in Boston in conjunction Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism will host a free, public forum for artists and creative professionals of all disciplines to discuss the crisis in creative industries: expenses are only rising, but making a living is increasingly difficult. Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7-9 PM, at the Community Church of Boston. Learn more.

Flux Factory Residency Flux Factory in Queens, NY, is currently accepting applications for residencies from visual artists, builders, curators, community organizers, chefs, activists, musicians, writers. They offer professional development opportunities, including one-on-one studio visits, group field trips, and monthly salons. Includes 14 studios, a gallery, silkscreen studio, woodshop, co-working office, communal kitchen, library, and rooftop garden.  Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2015 (midnight)

Artist Residency The MAM16 is a 3 week residency program in Marrakech, Morocco which will occur during the Marrakech Biennale 2016 from 21 March – 10 April 2016. It will be an intercultural exchange for interdisciplinary performance and live art. All work presentation will be site specific. The theme for MAM16 is VISION TRACESLearn more.
Deadline: November 20, 2015

Playwrights Residency The Scripps Ranch Theatre’s New Works Studio is accepting applications from emerging and established playwrights for residencies to develop new work. SRT’s New Works Studio will be a group of up to five playwrights that meet twice a month to read and critique plays in progress. Over the course of nine months, writers will be offered peer review, as well as feedback from a dramaturg and other invited theatre artists, with the goal of completing a production-ready draft of their play by the end of the development period. NWS Playwrights will have an opportunity to present their completed drafts to theatre professionals in the San Diego area, as well as to general audiences, at the culmination of the residency in an as-yet-to-be-named festival reading. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2015

Call for Art Creative Living Works in Somerville, MA, is currently accepting entries for a juried exhibition with cash awards to be hosted at the Washington St. Gallery. Works should challenge the traditional boundaries of art making and involve multiple mediums. Applicants are invited to submit work that crosses one or more creative disciplines. Unique and experimental art is encouraged. The collaboration of creative fields may be in the subject matter, the medium or a combination of both. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2015

Artist Residency The MacDowell Colony in provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees. Accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2016

LGBTQ Themed Plays  The Rainbow Theatre Project in Washington, D.C, seeks full length submissions which deal directly or obliquely with the LGBTQ experience. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

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. However, the Art Department specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2016

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Know Thyself Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015


The first artist selfie by Caterina van Hemessen.

Two Calls from Big Red and Shiny The Editors of the web-based art journal Big Red and Shiny have issued two calls. 1. The journal is seeking previously unpublished submissions from writers, academics, artists, historians, critics, and theorists to create course syllabi for an upcoming series focused on the practice of teaching art. Potential topics include: the pragmatics of being a practicing artist while teaching art; the pedagogical approaches needed for teaching time-¬based or new media work; teaching art in multiple institutional settings; and the experience of being a teaching assistant. Learn more. 2. The journal is seeking previously unpublished, long-form essays, averaging 3000-5000 words, by writers who investigate how art can function. Parallel to these essays is an interest in fostering author-artist collaborations that combine original texts with multimedia contributions (video, audio, photography, animation). Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing for both calls

Staff-Artist Program The Vermont Studio Center’s Staff-Artist Program presents  emerging artists & writers with a unique opportunity to live and work at VSC for one year, engaging fully with the resident community and Visiting Artists and Writers in order to gain professional expertise, build creative community, and emerge with a strong direction in their artistic careers. Learn more.
Deadline: November 14, 2015

Women Poets Entries are now being accepted for the Perugia Press Poetry Prize of $1,000 and publication by Perugia Press. The prize is given annually for a first or second poetry collection by a woman. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2015

Early-Career Poets The Yale University Press is accepting entries for their Yale Series of Younger Poets award,  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, 2015

Performative Works Proposals Local, national and international artists are invited to submit proposals for performative works to be presented as part of the M:ST 8 Festival in October 2016. They encourage the submission of innovative performances, exhibitions, media, audio and site-specific works, public interventions, workshops, lectures and panel discussion based proposals. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2015 (4:30PM)

Call for Artists ALRI/The VETS Gallery in Providence, RI, is currently accepting entries for their open juried regional theme exhibition, OPPOSITES.
The juror is Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD, Top Award: $1,000. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2015

Call for Artists The Newton Free Library is seeking proposals of two-dimensional, original work by local artists for July-December 2016 shows. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2015 (12 noon)

Public Art The Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston has announced a request for proposals from artists to create engaging public art around the 2016 Chinese Zodiac, Year of the Monkey, as part of an ongoing series in Chinatown Park in downtown Boston. Project budget for this installation is $18,000, and is inclusive of all costs of installation/de-installation, permits, site restoration, and transportation. The selected artist will receive a $4,000 stipend in addition to the project budget. Learn more.
Deadline: December 14, 2015

Of Note: ArtSake’s Creative Space Classifieds lets you find or list creative live/work or work space in Massachusetts. In addition to these classifieds, be sure to check out the creative spaces that are also listed on and

Image credit: Self-portrait painting by Caterina van Hemessen 1528-c.1527. In public domain.

Artist Opportunities Bonus Spin

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Pretium iustum est*

Call for Small Works Western, MA Entries are being accepted for the 5th Annual Small Works Show at Hope and Feathers Framing and Gallery in Amherst, MA. Learn more.
Deadline: November 13, 2015

Artist’s Book Residency Grant The Women’s Studio Workshop’s Artist’s Book Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to produce a limited edition book work. Artists print and bind their own books, and are encouraged to create an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50. The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2015 (postmark)

Curator Residency A one-month residency, to take place in March 2016 in New York City, for a curator, art historian, or arts writer interested in the intersection of visual art and HIV/AIDS. Co-sponsored by Visual AIDS and Residency Unlimited, the curatorial residency seeks to encourage the development of exhibitions, programs, and scholarship about HIV/AIDS and contemporary art. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2015

New Media Entries are now being accepted for Currents 2016: 7th Santa Fe International New Media Festival. Includes New Media Installations, Outdoor New Media Installations and Architectural Mapping, Single Channel Video and Animation, Multimedia Performance, Fulldome, Experimental or Interactive Documentary, Web-Art/Art-Gaming/Mobile Device Apps, Oculus Rift, Robotics, 3D Printing and Interactive Installations for Children. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2015

Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art Applications are now being accepted for the ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art. Provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. Learn more.
Deadline for Letters of Interest: November 20, 2015

Women Playwrights Over 50 The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY, is seeking plays by women over 50. The ell will be the first artistic organization completely devoted to recognizing new artists who developed their artistic voices after 50. The purpose is to recognize unproduced plays written by women, 50 and over. The playwright chosen will receive a $500 in royalties and a full production of their chosen play. The chosen play will be performed in a state-of-the-art 99 seat theater in Troy with a local cast and crew. Learn more.
Deadline: November 21, 2015

Music, Photography, Theater Grants The Puffin Foundation Grant applications are now being accepted for up to $2,500 in grant moneys for artists in the fields of music, photography, and theater. To receive an application packet, send a SASE (#10 self-addressed stamped envelope) between September 1st and December 6th, 2015 to the address below. They do not provide applications via email or via download. Puffin Foundation Ltd., Application Request, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111. Learn more.
Deadline: December 30, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition On the Body, at Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA. Consider the figure draped, decorated, sculpted…from couture to tattoos to anatomy. Capture form in motion, among natural or constructed surroundings, or in relation to others. The body is our ultimate tool for experience, connection and expression. Selected by: Ruth Erickson (Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston). Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. All media accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: January 3, 2016 (11:59PM)

Visual artists, Writers, Composers, Interdisciplinary Artists Residencies The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska offers up to sixty juried residencies per year to working visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2016

Image credit: Bonus Spin by Bill Domonkos, 2014.

*Latin for “The price is right”

Masquerading Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015


We mean business!

Of Note: TransCultural Exchange’s 2016 International Conference, February 25-27, 2016, at Boston University, is an international event that brings together artists, curators, scientists, gallery owners, funders, critics, artist-in-residency directors and those from other fields looking to work with artists. TransCultural Exchange’s 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts offers options for artists to embrace different cultures, mindsets and technologies. Panelists will speak about their international residency programs, provide practical advice, discuss how art can play a vital role in social and political interventions and promote ways for artists to collaborate with those in other disciplines, including medicine, architecture, conservation and engineering. Round Table discussions will give artists with similar interests the chance to meet, network and talk about their work; and portfolio reviews with the speakers, gallery owners and critics will supply additional venues for artists to showcase their work. Learn more.

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the Academy of American Poets’ Walt Whitman Award, a prize of $5,000, publication by Graywolf Press, and a six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy, for a poetry collection by a U.S. citizen who has not published a book of poems in a standard edition. The winning book will also be distributed to 5,000 members of the Academy of American Poets. Carolyn Forché will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2015

Artist in Residence Program The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is accepting proposals for their Spring 2016 Artist in Residence Program which 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. Learn more.
Deadline Extended: November 19, 2015

Call for Art by Cape Cod Artists Bass River Press seeks cover art for On the Loose, a collection by Cotuit poet Judith Askew, set to be released early in 2016. Editor Angela Howes and Supervising Editor Lauren Wolk will review all submissions before sending a small group of finalists to Askew, who will select the winning artwork. The artist whose work is chosen for the cover will receive $200, will retain ownership of the original work, will grant copyright to Bass River Press/the Cultural Center of Cape Cod only for the purposes of the book cover and marketing related to its release and distribution. Learn more.  Questions, contact Editor Angela Howes at
December 1, 2015

Call to Artists The Trescott Street Gallery in Taunton invites artists to submit their work for their juried exhibition Portrait. All media are accepted. A panel of judges will select works to be shown and award $200 best in show and (2) $100 prizes. The three prize winners will also be awarded a 3 person show in 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: December 4, 2015

Cape Cod Artists Applications are now being accepted for artists and artisans interested in participating in the 2016 Artist Cottages at Orleans Market Square. The cottages are located in the Village of Orleans, adjacent to the Farmer’s Market.Artists will be juried and first selections made January 15th based on applications received. Subsequent applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis following this date for any remaining spots for the 2016 season and will be filled based on need and availability. The Cottages will be open Wednesday-Sunday. 10AM – 5PM, and are available for weekly or monthly terms. Cottages are also available for Shoulder Season Weekends. We are seeking high quality work in all media. Work must be hand made or hand crafted, by a Cape-based artist. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2015

Juried Exhibition SIPMA Contemporary has issued an open call to artists for the juried show I Eat Therefore I Am, exploring food, body image, need, nourishment, obsession, and compulsion, anything that pertains to the human condition in question. All media welcome in small format. Learn more.
Deadline: February 29, 2016, midnight

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Artist Opportunities Down the Rabbit Hole

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015


“Rabbit season!” “Artist season!” “Rabbit season!” “Artist season!”

Of Note: A free National Dance Project Webinar: Presentation Grant How-To on October 29, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT. These grants are made to U.S. nonprofit presenting organizations to support the engagements of NDP awarded projects on tour by subsidizing up to 50% of the artist’s fee (including housing, per diem, and travel). Register to participate.

Of Note: 2nd Western Mass Film and Media Exchange, presented by the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative, in on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT), in Holyoke, MA. Learn more and register for the day long series of workshops, seminars, demonstrations and networking opportunities for Western Massachusetts film and media professionals.

Artist Residency Salem Art Works Independent Artist Residency provides an opportunity for artists or a group of artists to immerse themselves in new projects and ideas in a creative environment. Single artists and groups of any discipline are accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling (space is limited and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible)

Visual artists The New Hampshire Art Association is now taking entries for the 16th Annual Joan L. Dunfey exhibition. Open to NHAA members and non-members. Cash prizes. All mediums accepted. Juror is Samantha Cataldo, Assistant Curator at the Currier Museum of Art. Questions: Learn more.
Deadline: October 26, 2015

Analog Images MONO NO AWARE is an international exhibition open to any person or group of persons making contemporary art that incorporates Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm or altered light projections as part of a sculpture, installation, dance, or expanded cinema performance. For example: blending film & theater performance, musicians creating a visual experience for their sound, & experimental filmmakers working with story tellers. Works existing on digital video will not be considered. All moving images should be from an analog source. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2015

Short Stories Entries are being accepted for the Indiana Review’s Fiction Prize of $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review is given annually for a short story. Laura van den Berg will judge. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2015

Public Art One or more sculptures will be selected for purchase to for the City of Coral Springs, FL, for their permanent public art collection. Artists should submit pre-existing artworks for purchase. Learn more.
November 9, 2015

Photography The Humble Arts Foundation is currently accepting entries to their online exhibition Space Jamz, i.e., vision of outer space, abstraction, appropriation, strange narratives, or you somehow broke through the atmosphere and “documented” your travels, the’d love to see those too. Learn more.
November 15, 2015

Artist Residency Sámi Center for Contemporary Art in Norway offers a residency to professional visual artists of all fields. The aim is to strengthen, promote and develop a collaboration between contemporary artists in Sápmi and foreign artists. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2015

Call for Work Hera Gallery and the Tomaquag Museum seek to promote a dialogue about Native American arts & culture and its role in the contemporary arts. They are looking for work that represents traditional approaches to Native American arts, specifically those from the Eastern Woodland tribes, as well as contemporary approaches and media. All fine arts and crafts media will be considered. Open to artists affiliated with Eastern Woodland Native American Tribes working in any medium. Learn more.
December 11, 2015

Image credit: Photograph of Josephine Hull, winner of the 1950 Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in the film Harvey.

Leg Bone’s Connected to the… Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015


Giddy up!

Short Fiction Glimmer Train Press is accepting entries for their Very Short Fiction Award. Submit a story of up to 3,000 words. Winner receives $1,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2015

Filmmakers Applications for the Frameline Completion Fund are now being accepted.  The grant is $5,000 for finishing funds for films that reflect the complexity of the LGBTQ community. Submissions are being accepted for documentary, educational, narrative, animated or experimental projects. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2015

Poets Entries are now being accepted for the American Poetry Review’s Honickman First Book Prize. The prize consists of $3,000 and publication by American Poetry Review. It is given annually for a first poetry collection. The winning book is distributed by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium. Nick Flynn will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2015

Artists and Writers Residency Fellowships The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is now accepting applications from emerging visual artists and writers. Artists who have not had significant recognition for their work and writers who have not yet published a full-length book of creative work may apply. Fellows receive a seven-month stay (October 1 – April 30) at the Work Center and a $750 monthly stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2015 (Writers)
Deadline: February 1, 2016 (Visual Artists)

South Asian Filmmakers The New York Indian Film Festival in New York is accepting entries by veteran as well as emerging South Asian filmmakers in the following categories: Feature (over 40 minutes), Short (under 40 minutes), Documentary (over 40 minutes), and Short Documentary (under 40 minutes). Questions, contact Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2015

Exhibition Proposals The Nave in Somerville, MA, is currently accepting exhibition proposals for for group exhibitions. Experimental work, multimedia work and installations are encouraged but must fit the available space. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2016

Women Playwrights Lady Plays Podcast, a monthly podcast dramatizing new plays by women, is accepting submissions for future podcast episodes. Each episode will consist of a “staged” reading of the play and an optional interview with the playwright. Plays that will easily translate to a “radio” medium and that feature 5 characters or less will take priority at first as the podcast logistics get settled. Plays of all length and style will be considered, writers may submit more than one script. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and can be emailed to
Deadline: Rolling submissions

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Artist Opportunities Prize Winners

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015


We grow ’em tasty at ArtSake! 

Poet Travel Scholarship The Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship is an award of approximately $54,000 is given annually to a U.S. poet for a year of travel and study abroad. Submit two copies of either up to 40 pages of poetry or a published book and up to 20 pages of poetry. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2015

Conference Scholarships Available Full and partial scholarships are available for the 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Expanding Worlds are based solely on need: Only applicants with an annual, adjusted gross income of $25,000 or less will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: October 20, 2015 (received)

Of Note: Assets for Artists is accepting applications for its Matched Savings Program and fall Professional Development Workshops. Massachusetts artists of any income level and in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Learn more.
Deadline (for one or both programs): October 23, 2015

Call for Work The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and Boston Cyberarts are issuing the sixteenth call for media art to display on the Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. They are looking for 30-second videos, animations, or computer-generated motion works by Massachusetts artists that push the creative limits of this 80-foot, seven-screen, three-sided LED sculpture. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2015 (midnight)

Call for Artists Save The Bay is looking for local artists and jewelers to participate in its annual Artists for The Bay Show and Sale. Artist may submit paintings,photographs, wall sculptures or jewelry. Learn more.
Deadline: November 5, 2015

Call for Art Blue Mountain Gallery in New York City is now accepting entries for their 2016 exhibition. Accepted media include oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, mixed media and sculpture. The juror is Stanley Lewis. Learn more.
Deadline: November 3, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for Limner Gallery’s Emerging Artists 2016 exhibition, their twenty fourth annual competition for gallery group exhibition and awards. Open to all artists working in any media. Learn more. Questions contact
Deadline: November 30, 2015

Dance Film Festival Detour dance seeks entries for the 4th Annual Tiny Dance Film Festival (TDFF) in San Francisco. TDFF is a film festival that celebrates dances made for the screen created by both emerging and established filmmakers and choreographers from across the globe. TDFF prioritizes dance filmmakers who embrace brevity and experimentation.  They encourage Queer people of color to submit. For questions or more information, contact
Deadline: December 15, 2015

Call for Articles Afterimage seeks submissions, particularly for exhibition and book reviews. In its fourth decade of publication, Afterimage is a journal at the cutting edge of contemporary media arts (including independent photography, film/video, and digital art), communication and media studies, and alternative publishing that also publishes some of the most significant historical studies in these fields. Learn more.

Art Vendors Spaces are available to exhibit your work in upcoming SLAM Local Artist Market in Davis Square, Somerville throughout 2015 (10 scheduled markets) – All media is considered. Now in its 6th year, SLAM offers local artists a place to show & sell their work, as well as an opportunity for local residents to find a wide variety of art & handmade goods in one location. Contact 617-816-3056 or

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Arnot Art Museum’s 75th Regional Exhibition is a biennial, juried exhibition. They are offering up to $10,000 in cash awards for juror selections. Learn more.
Deadline: February 26, 2016

Call for Art The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Blue Marble which refers to the color image of planet Earth. Contemporary original 2D and 3D work in any media, including paintings, prints, drawings, photography, sculpture, and fine craft produced within the last two years is accepted. Patricia Watts, founder and west coast curator of Ecoartspace, is the juror. Learn more.
Deadline: March 19, 2016

Matching Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015


Call for Artists Under 30 Entries are still being accepted for the Cambridge Art Association’s exhibition 30 Below, for artists ages 18-30 open in all medias. Fitchburg Art Museum Curator Mary Tinti will be jurying the show. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2015

Call for Art Vendors Zeitgeist Gallery & Artist Studios is now accepting applications from artists, makers, jewelers, artisans and crafters for their First Annual Indoor Bazaar. Booth fee if accepted $25 and can be shared by a max of 2 artists per space. Application instructions:  Email a letter of interest, links to your products and art online, relevant contact information and images & descriptions of what you plan to sell with the subject line Bazaar Vendor Application.
Deadline: September 30, 2015

Of Note: MCC Support for Individual Artists: A Presentation, September 30, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the New Art Center.

Printmakers Entries are now being accepted for Sixty Square Inches, the 18th North American Small Prints Exhibition. Entries must be original fine art prints in any media completed in the last 3 years (2013-2015). No image size larger than 60 square inches (height x width). Juror: Kim Vito, Wright State University. Learn more.
Deadline: October 2, 2015

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Dave Bown Projects: Photo Competition  2015. Jurors: Brian Paul Clamp, Director, ClampArt, New York; and Karen Irvine, Curator and Associate Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography. Learn more. Questions, email
Deadline: October 3, 2015

Artist Fellowships Applications are accepted for the MCC Artist Fellowships in Drawing & Printmaking, Poetry, and Traditional Arts.
Deadline: October 5, 2015

Call to Eastern MA Artists ArcWorks invites artists from Eastern MA, to submit entries for their juried exhibition Artsy Autumn. The juror is Erin Becker, the Norma Jean Calderwood Director of the Cambridge Art Association. Learn more.
Deadline: October 9, 2015

Visual Artists The Pearl Street Gallery in Chelsea, MA, is now accepting entries for The Holiday Show, Nov 7 – Dec 20th 2015. All mediums considered for this juried show. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2015

Artist Business Training AES for the Springfield Artist-in-Business (AIB) training on Friday, October 16 – Saturday, October 17, 9 am – 4:30 pm at the UMass Center at Springfield. In this two-day intensive, artists learn best business practices and create elements of their marketing/business plans, leaving with next steps to build – or expand – their unique business. The registration fee for the Springfield AIB training is $25 for Springfield and Indian Orchard based artists. The registration fee for all other artists is $40. Learn more.

Call for Art Mattatuck Museum is currently accepting applications for Mixmaster: Juried Members Exhibition. Works will be judged by Elizabeth Denny, Director of the Denny Gallery in New York. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2015

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Artist Opportunities Goes Undercover

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015


Spying for artist opportunities on the gridiron.

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Photographic Resource Center’s Evidence and Advocacy: SPE Northeast Juried Exhibition. Jurors: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Keynote Speaker, and conference Co-Chairs, Bruce Myren and Camilo Ramirez. Photographers may submit up to five (5) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work, artist statement, and resume. Learn more.
Deadline: September 29, 2015 (11:59pm)

Female Playwrights Entries are now being accepted for the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for female playwrights. Three finalists will be announced by October 20th and will be invited to attend and be recognized at the staged reading of their play in Knoxville, TN. The competition winner will be announced on November 20th and will receive both a cash prize and the Henley Rose Award. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Call to Artists The Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA, has announced a call for an outdoor installation of fibers, textiles, and textures. They are seeking installation pieces that interpret and express the connections, tensions and intricacy of webs, strands and fibers that intersect or underlay our surroundings and the natural environment. Designs could use natural or synthetic materials to connect spaces, mimic nature’s construction, and blend in or contrast with the landscape Learn more.
Deadline: October 4, 2015

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography is currently accepting entries for their Annual Portraits 2016 exhibition with Juror Martha Schneider owner and director of Schneider Gallery, Chicago. All artist interpretations on this theme are encouraged. All capture types and All capture types and photographic processes welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: October 14, 2015 (Midnight MST)

Call for Art The Maker’s Waypost, a new multifunctional creative space in Whitinsville, MA, is currently accepting vendor submissions from all New England based makers and artists to sell work in their uniquely curated handmade boutique. They are a for profit creative business that functions similarly to an artists collective, selling handmade products that attest to the promise of fair profit and a voice for each maker, while maintaining affordability to the consumer. Proposals are also welcome to teach workshops in their community studio space designated for DIY classes, community social events, and local artist talks for the public. Send a brief bio, introduction to your work, and several images or a link to your website. Contact: Cydney Cnossen & Faye Hurley at
Deadline: October 15, 2015

Poetry Festival Proposals The 2016 Massachusetts Poetry Festival submission period is now open. The festival seeks programming that encompasses the diversity of Massachusetts poets. Within that diversity, they will select the highest quality content and presentation possible. Learn more.
Deadline: October 30, 2015

Image credit: Photograph of mascot Reggie Redbird (1966).

Artist Opportunities Madness

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Of Note: MCC Artist Fellowships in Drawing & Printmaking, Poetry and Traditional Arts. Deadline: October 5, 2015

Prestigious Fellowships The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships — Fellowships of approximately $50,000 each are awarded annually to creative individuals in a variety of disciplines on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise. Learn more.
Deadline: September 18, 2015

Filmmakers Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Learn more.
Deadline: Short Films, September 21, 2015
Deadline: Feature Films: September 28, 2015

Fellowships in the Creative Arts The Harvard University Radcliffe Institute Fellowships awards fellowships of $75,000 each, office space at the Radcliffe Institute, and access to the libraries at Harvard University. The fellowships are given annually to artists in a variety of disciplines to allow them to pursue creative projects. Fellows are expected to reside in Boston during the fellowship period, which lasts from September through May. Graduate students are not eligible to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: September 24, 2015

Greater Amherst/Pioneer Valley Writers Calling all writers in the Greater Amherst/Pioneer Valley region.  Luminarium’s “Amherst Storybook Project” is in its final stage. Using artwork from local artists, the company has created 12 fanciful images for a new children’s storybook. Writers are asked to choose an image, and write a poem or short story inspired by the scene. Submissions are free. Writers may submit as many entries as they wish. Learn more about the project as a whole; view the 12 images; and to submit your writing. One submission per image will ultimately be chosen to be printed alongside the artwork in the final book, which will debut at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on November 8th.
Deadline: September 25, 2015 (5:00 pm)

Residency Fellowships The Vermont Studio Center has announced 40+ fellowship awards for visual artists and writers. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Call for Science Inspired Artwork Ann Street Gallery is currently accepting submissions for science inspired artwork from artist-scientists and scientist-artists in all medium for a curated group exhibition. They are interested in contemporary artworks that blur the boundaries between the two disciplines and those that result in a fusion of art and science together. No submission fee, open to all media. Digital Submission Requirements: send up to 5 jpegs @ 72 dpi to Include on each image: artist name, title, size, medium, date for each piece.
Deadline: October 9, 2015

Call to Artists ArcWorks invites artists from Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire to submit works for consideration to the juried exhibit Artsy Autumn. Artists may submit artwork in a variety of two– and three– dimensional media for the juror’s consideration. ArcWorks’ juried exhibits are un-themed, and artists may submit artwork of any subject matter. Learn more.
Deadline: Online submission is October 9, 2015
Deadline: Hand-carried submission is Wednesday, October 14, 2015 (2pm – 7pm)

Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship Applications are now being accepted for the Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship, which focuses on individuals living and/or working in Roxbury and surrounding neighborhoods. Candidates for this program may include visual artists (e.g. public artists, photographers, painters, etc), graphic designers, writers, musicians, craftspersons and artisans, etc. Learn more.
Deadline: October 16, 2015

Image credit: Actor Colin Clive, from the 1931 film Frankenstein. Original story by Mary Shelley.