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Artist Opportunities Back in the Day

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The original Jamaica Plain Porchfest participants rocking out.

Call for Arts Advocacy Arts Matter Day is October 24. Arts matter in Massachusetts and should matter in our state elections. Now help MASSCreative prove it. Build the buzz around arts and cultural issues this election season and make the candidates take notice. Share your #ArtsMatter story by sharing this message with your networks. Learn more.

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

Exhibition Proposals The Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester seeks exhibition proposals for their 2015/16 season. A number of four-week exhibition slots are available for either year. Exhibition and curatorial opportunities are open to RNAC members and non-members. Solo shows and group exhibitions accepted. The space is suited for two-dimensional work and small sculpture; interested artists should be familiar with the space before submitting a proposal. Learn more. For guidelines, contact

Call for Boston-Area Artists Under 30 The Arsenal Center for the Arts is seeking the work of artists from the Greater Boston area under the age of 30 years old. The 30 Under 30 Exhibition is designed to display and encourage the dialogue of 30 young artists in the Boston area. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2014

Massachusetts Artists Assets for Artists has announced its fall 2014 program cycle for artists living or operating their creative business anywhere in Massachusetts. Eligible applicants include artists in all disciplines whose practice would benefit from the opportunity to receive working capital funds and improve their financial and business management skills to make valuable investments aimed at growing their creative enterprises. (Income and household asset guidelines also apply.) Learn more.
Deadline: November 7, 2014

Of Note: The Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition’s 8th Annual Artists Under the Dome Event on November 12th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m at the Massachusetts State House.

Exhibition Proposals The Chazan Gallery in Providence, RI, is currently accepting exhibition proposals for solo and group shows for their 2015-2017 seasons. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Northeast-based Playwrights All Northeast-based playwrights are invited to submit to The Provincetown Theater’s Winter Readings Series of original work. Plays may be collections of short plays, one-acts, or full length plays no longer than 90 minutes. Playwrights must be involved in the production of the reading. Plays may not have been previously staged. Learn more.
Deadline: December 2, 2014

Artist Residency Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, an international craft school in Deer Isle, Maine, offers a two-week residency program and intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. All of the studios will be staffed by technicians who can assist with projects, and residents can move between studios as needed. Learn more. Applications will not be accepted until January 1, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Image credit: From the J. Paul Getty Museum. Gerrit van Honthorst, Flemish, 1622, Oil on panel, 121 5/8 x 44 7/8 in.

Artist Opportunites As High as an Elephant’s Eye

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014


Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Open Call NNE (North-Northeast), a juried exhibition organized by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) that showcases established, mid-career, and emerging artists working in all media. Learn more.
Deadline: November 14, 2014

Call for Artists The Town of Barnstable is accepting applications for artists and artisans whose primary residence is Cape Cod, for participation in the 2015 Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty program. The shanties are located in the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, at Bismore Park/Ocean Street, Hyannis. Artists will be juried and first selections made by Friday, December 19 based on applications received. Subsequent applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis following this date for any remaining spots for the 2015 season and will be filled based on need and availability. Learn more. Question, contact Melissa Hersh, Arts and Culture Coordinator or call 508-862-4767.
Deadline: November 14, 2014

Playwrights, Directors, Composers, Librettists Applications are now being accepted for the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, a 3-week play development retreat that provides a private creative environment for playwrights, directors, composers, and librettists to develop new work with the support of dramaturges and full casts. Applications welcomed for projects at any stage of development from playwrights, directors, composers, ensembles, performance artists, and choreographers. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2014

South Asian Filmmakers The New York Indian Film Festival is seeking works 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). Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted by Gallery 263 in Cambridge for Chroma, a national juried exhibition of work on hue, saturation and value. Selected by: Lynda Schlosberg (Boston-based artist, Kingston Gallery).  Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only.  All media accepted. Learn more. Questions, email
Deadline: December 7, 2014 by 11:59PM

Call For Art The Brookline Arts Center invites student jewelry and metalsmithing artists to submit work that demonstrates the relationship between heritage and innovation. IMPACT will be held onsite in conjunction with the 2015 Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference. Jurors: Lauren Blais, Peter Evonuk and Ashley Vick. Learn more.
Deadline: January 4, 2015 (11:59pm)

Grant for Cape Cod Artist Applications are now being accepted for the Art Within Reach Grant Sponsored by Cape Cod Art Association. Grant provided to an individual artist living on Cape Cod with a recognized artistic excellence in Fine Art media and a demonstrated commitment to their art; painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography or mixed media (Film does not qualify). Unrestricted funds applied toward any expense to enhance the artist’s ability to create work. Learn more.
Deadline: February 2, 2015

Playwrights Entries are now being accepted for the Clauder Grand Prize; a $2,500 cash award, and a workshop production followed by a full production at Portland Stage during the 2016-17 season. Plays must be full-length and be original works, not an adaptation or translation.
Learn more.
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Public Art Registry The Cambridge Arts Council encourages artists to add samples of their work and biographic information to their Public Art Registry. Once registered, artists are considered for all future Cambridge public art commissions.
Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: A woman on a farmer’s shoulder emphasizes a corn crop’s height in Minnesota, 1916.Photograph by A. W. Thompson, National Geographic.

Supervisory Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014


Exhibition Proposals GRIN accepts proposals for solo and group exhibitions, gallery-wide guest curated exhibitions, and other special events. GRIN is a contemporary art gallery in Providence, Rhode Island, founded to create a space for artists to develop and exhibit their work and to promote an intellectually demanding yet aesthetically pleasing environment focusing on art across mediums. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling

Music Artists Club Passim’s Iguana Music Fund awards grants between $500 and $2,000 to individual artists for specific career building projects. The grants are open to any artist in any musical genre with an affiliation to New England either by residence or tour history. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Photography Portraits The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, has announced that its Portraits call for entry is open for submissions. The call defines a portrait as a visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, place, animal, or object. All capture types and photographic processes welcome. Debra Klomp Ching will serve as juror. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Curatorial Proposals Gallery 263 in Cambridge encourages submissions to its Curatorial Proposal Series (CPS) for Winter ’15 exhibitions. The CPS program provides the opportunity for New England artists of all media and career levels to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art. Open to solo and group proposals, though groups are encouraged. Learn more.
Deadline: October 19, 2014 (11:59pm)

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) 2014 Fall Juried Art Show which will be on display November 14-30, 2014 at the GALA Art Center, 205 School Street, Gardner, MA 01440. The juror is Roger Hankins, Director and Curator of the Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross. Learn More.
Deadline: October 24, 2014

Poets, Poetry Organizations, Presses, and Editors Proposal submissions are now being accepted for The Seventh Massachusetts Poetry Festival to be held May 1-3, 2015, in Salem, Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: October 30, 2014

Visual and Performing Artists The Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture and First Night Boston 2015 invite visual and performing artists to apply to participate in First Night Boston, the annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Under this year’s theme of “Innovation, Inspiration, and Celebration,” the event will showcase dozens of performances and attractions throughout the city including a daytime Family Festival, Grand Procession parade, firework displays, evening performances, and more. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Musical Theater The Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater, administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, subsidize full productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprofit theaters in New York City of musical theater works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. Only one submission by a collaborative group or a sole creator will be accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2014

Public Art Commission Tufts University Art Gallery sponsors the creation of a temporary public art project sited at a high visibility location on Tufts’ main campus in Medford/Somerville. The Tufts University Art Gallery seeks Requests for Qualifications from Massachusetts artists to create a 10 x 20 foot billboard-scale work of art in collaboration with participants of the Tufts’ Tisch College of Active Citizenship and Public Service’s pilot Intersections Project. This public art project aims to highlight the importance and value of art on a university campus as a vehicle for social change. Learn more.
Deadline: November 7, 2014

Art for Social Change The Surdna Foundation is issuing a request for proposals to support projects developed in response to communities’ specific challenges and to support artists and organizations whose long-term, deeply-rooted work has increased social engagement. The foundation will consider all artistic disciplines, including cross-disciplinary work, for grants ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 over one or two year periods, with a maximum total award of $150,000 per year. Learn more.
Deadline: November 12, 2014 (11:59 pm EST)

Golden The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) is celebrating it’s golden (50th) anniversary, and the BAC invites Massachusetts based artists of all mediums to submit work relating to gold. Jurors are Julie Graham and Mags Harries. The show, Golden, will run February 6-April 10, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: December 7, 2014, 11:59pm

Image credit: Photograph of Lois Mailou Jones painting in her Paris studio in 1937 or 1938, with kitten supervising from her shoulder. From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Artist Opportunities On Fire

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Burn brightly and leave your trail wherever you fly.

Call for Art The Nave Gallery in Somerville is now accepting entries for their show I’ve Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road. Musicians, road crew, engineers, venue employees, and other supporters of the music scene as well as professional artists are encouraged to submit work. All mediums will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: October 3, 2014

MCC Artist Fellowships Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships Program (that’s us here at ArtSake!) is currently accepting applications in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. Fellowships are $10,000 each. Learn more.
Deadline: October 6, 2014

The MCC’s STARS Residency Program’s online application will open at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 and close when the demand for funds exceeds the funding available. STARS Residencies has a rolling deadline – applications will be reviewed on a “first-received, first-reviewed” basis. Applications are reviewed within five weeks of submission. Learn more.

Artist as Activist Fellowship Applications are being accepted for the Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artist as Activist Fellowship. Learn more.
Deadline: October 13, 2014

Local Cultural Council Grants Applicants may apply to the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s LCC Program for projects, operating support, ticket subsidy programs, artist residencies, fellowships or other activities, based on local priorities and needs. Average grants tend to be modest ($200-$500) and are reimbursement-based. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition The Personal is Political is Personal, curated by Sara Allred at Tufts Slater Concourse Gallery, November 1 – December 12, 2014. Artists (living or working in the Tufts University “host communities” of Medford, Somerville, and Boston’s Chinatown) can submit 2D art addressing this theme. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Call for Small Works The Gallery at Porter Mill in Beverly is accepting submissions for its Annual Small Works Exhibition. All media excepted. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: October 17, 2014.

Festival Proposals Submissions are now being accepted for the Discover Pittsfield 10 x 10 Upstreet Arts Festival. Artists, performers and cultural organizations are invited to propose programming for inclusion in the festival. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Artist Survey The Arts Extension Service at UMass Amherst is looking for artists to respond to their survey in order to help shape their professional training workshops, which they bring to communities nationwide. Here’s the link to their survey.

Image credit: Comet of 1577, depicted by Georgium Jacobum von Datschitz, 1577. From The Public Domain Review.

Artist Opportunities By the Powers of Shakespeare

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

By the powers of Shakespeare, I defy ye all…
… to apply apace for yon artists opportunities!

Of Note Assets for Artists recently published a great list of upcoming deadlines for artist opportunities. Click and prosper.

Art Projects in Melrose The Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts (MMFA) is currently accepting grant proposals from artists interested in bringing their work to the City of Melrose. The MMFA provides limited funds to arts organizations and individual artists to provide broad-based arts experiences to the citizens of the City of Melrose. Qualifying artists, projects or presenters need not be from Melrose, although the product or presentation must occur in Melrose for the benefit of the Melrose community. Questions, email Learn more.
Deadline: rolling

Ten-minute Plays City Theatre in Miami is accepting submissions of short plays (ten minutes) for its City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting. The winning play will be produced in the annual Summer Shorts festival, and the winning playwright will earn royalties, a cash prize of $1,000 and be invited to Miami for the festival. Submit one play only; plays can span style and genre. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2014

Fellowships Fellowships of up to $75,000 each, office space at the Radcliffe Institute, and access to the libraries at Harvard University are given annually to artists in a variety of disciplines to allow them to pursue their creative projects. The fellowship period lasts from September through May. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014

New Music Projects New Music USA is funding projects that involve “new music getting out into the world through a live performance or recording.” Requests can come from individuals or organizations. To apply, create a user profile and a project page on the New Music USA Web site. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014 (5 PM EST)

Historical Creative Writing Fellowships The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA will award at least three fellowships to creative and performing artists and writers to explore pre-20th century American history at the organization’s independent research library. The fellowships will provide monthlong residencies, which include $1,850 and optional housing (housing fee deducted from stipend), to “multiply and improve the ways in which an understanding of history is communicated to the American people.” Fellowship projects include historical novels, nonfiction, plays, poetry, documentary film, screenplays, articles, costume and set designs, sculpture, painting, and other creative endeavors with a basis in history.
Learn more.
Deadline: October 5, 2014

Public Media Art The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts are issuing the twelfth call for media art for display on the Marquee. The organizations are looking for 45-second videos, animations, or computer-generated works that push the creative limits of this LED sculpture. The call is limited to Massachusetts residents only. Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday, October 12, 2014 (midnight)

New England Artists New England artists who has not had a solo show in a commercial gallery are encouraged to apply to the Bromfield Gallery Solo 2015 Competition. This contest awards two artists a solo exhibition each in January, 2015, at Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Apply online, all media, with up to 5 jpgs ($30 fee). Juror: Judith Tolnick Champa, editor-ar-large, Art New England. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2014

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

Poets The Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize includes a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 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. Peter Stitt is the final judge. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Northeast Artists The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) seeks submissions for Open Call: NNE (North-Northeast), a juried exhibition open to artists in the six New England states and New York. Open Call: NNE will showcase dozens of artists with 1-4 works each. The exhibition dates are January 10–February 7, 2015. The juror is Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. ENTRY FEE: $30 ($20 for BMAC members). Learn more.
Deadline: November 14, 2014

Creative Repurposing PIPELINE Ideas Competition is offering a $1,000 prize. Artists are encouraged to submit creative ideas to re-use massive cast iron water pump components for functional items like seating, bike racks, way-finding and signage, or sculpture in Medfield. Questions, email Learn more.
Deadline: November 21, 2014 (5 PM EST)

Image: “The hostile press and the consequences of crim. con., or, Shakspeare in danger” by Robert Cruikshank. Image from Folger Shakespeare Library, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Learn more about Folger Shakespeare Library images in the public domain.

Accelerating Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Life’s not a race but hurry anyway and apply to these!

Of Note FLUX.Boston just published a spiffy list of current calls-to-artists. Check it out!

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery’s exhibit Leaves: Color, Cadence, & Texture (Oct 23-Jan 12). Artists are invited to submit up to five pieces, provide one (8″x10″) color print for each entry for judging purposes only. 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. Provide a stamped return envelope to fit your artwork if you would like it returned. Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067. Question, contact
Deadline: September 29, 2014

Call for Exhibition Proposals The South Shore Art Center seeks exhibition proposals for its Bancroft Gallery. Group or themed shows preferred. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014

Artist Residency The Millay Colony is currently accepting applications from visual artists, writers and composers for their residency program. The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month or two-week residencies to visual artists, composers and writers between the months of April and November. Residents artists get private rooms, studios and all meals during their stay at our pastoral campus. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014

Project Support Proposals Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced the launch of an open call for proposals for artists whose work intersects with activism. Up to $100,000 in project support and up to $10,000 in travel and research grants will be provided to artists and collectives working to address pressing challenges facing societies in the U.S. and beyond. Learn more
Deadline: October 13, 2014

Call for Art The Prince Street Gallery is now accepting entries for a national jury exhibition (January 27–February 21, 2015), for artists working two-dimensionally. The juror is Robert Berlind. Learn more.
Deadline: October 24, 2014

Poets, Poetry Organizations, Presses, and Editors Proposal submissions are now being accepted for The Seventh Massachusetts Poetry Festival to be held May 1-3, 2015, in Salem, Massachusetts. Learn more. Submit here.
Deadline: October 30, 2014

Call to Artists The Cambridge Art Association is now accepting entries to Platinum, their 2014-2015 juried biennial exhibition. This year’s juror is Alise Upitis, The MIT List Visual Art Center, Public Art Curator. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2014 (5:00pm)

Residency Fellowships for Writers The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is currently accepting applications for fiction and poetry Fellowships. Open to writers in the emerging stages of their careers. Fellows may be citizens of any country. The Work Center awards residency fellowships to five poets and fiction fiction writers a year. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Artist Opportunities Headliners

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Dewey Defeats Truman

The votes are in: Artist Opportunities for President.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artist Opportunities with PB & J’s

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artist Opportunities That Bite

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artist Opportunities Grand Prix

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Navigate ArtSake’s radius at your own speed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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