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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

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

Sketching Out Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015


Artist Residency 360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a free artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency. They also have a personal residency program for artists who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 4 months). Write: for more info.
Deadline: January 18, 2015

Photography The Center for Fine Art Photography has announced their call for entry, Landscapes with juror Chantel Paul, Chantel Paul is the Assistant Curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego, CA. All artist interpretations on this theme are encouraged. All capture types and post-production processes are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: February 11, 2015

Sculptors The Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, has announced a call for artists for their 17th Annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. They are seeking proposals from artists for 2015-2016. Selected artists each receive a $1,000 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Learn more.
Deadline: February 16, 2015

Filmmakers The Provincetown International Film Festival is accepting Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Animated Feature, Short, and Student Short submissions. Films must have been completed after June 1, 2013. Submit using Withoutabox. Submissions considered for audience, jury, and first-time filmmaker awards. Learn more.
Deadline: February 23, 2015

Call for Artist Proposals  The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) invites artists from all disciplines to apply for Fair Verona, three open-air festivals that will transform some of Boston’s most cherished parks and local communities into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. Fair Verona, part of Shakespeare OFF the Common, will encourage participation through interactive outdoor arts activities, build community identity and a sense of place, and help revitalize the local economy. Honorarium will be awarded to the top artists selected for Fair VeronaLearn more. Questions, contact Marissa Friedman, CSC’s Community Engagement Coordinator, at
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Residencies for Artists, Scientists, Writers Applications are now being accepted for PLAYA’s artist residencies in south central Oregon. They offer seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural community. Residencies are open to artists, scientists, naturalists, and individuals engaged in forms of creative research. Learn more.
Deadline: of March 1, 2015

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. The NEA Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. These guidelines are for fellowships in prose. You may apply only once each year. If you have questions about your application, please contact the Literature staff at 202/682-5034 or Learn more.
Deadline: March 11, 2015

Printmakers The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is currently accepting entries for the 10th Biennial International Print Exhibition. Work can not exceed 4″ square. Learn more.
Deadline: March 14, 2015

Image credit: Illustration of child drawing on a wall from The Nursery, A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers Vol XIII – No. 4, a children’s magazine published in 1873.


Artist Opportunities On the Skids

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015


It’s all downhill from here.

Short Stories The Ruth Hindman Foundation, H. E. Francis Short Story Competition is currently accepting submissions. A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships Applications are now being accepted for the MCC’s Artist Fellowships in Film & Video, Music Composition and Photography. Learn more
Deadline: January 26, 2015

Artist Residencies in Japan Artists in a range of disciplines can apply for United States/Japan Creative Artists Residencies, to live in Japan for 3-5 months and pursue creative projects. Each residency also includes a travel grant of up to $2,000 and a monthly stipend of $20,000 for living expenses, housing, and professional support. Past recipients include Patrick Donnelly. Learn more.
Deadline: February 2, 2015

Short Plays The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (August 3-9, 2015; New York, NY)  is now accepting submissions. Playwrights (not published with Samuel French Inc. or any other major theatrical publisher) are welcome to submit up to 3 plays, each running 10-30 minutes in length. Learn more.
Deadline: February 14, 2015 (11:59pm E.S.T.)

Call for Art Intelligent Objects is an open call for those artworks that act as independent agents and explore the cross-section of analog and digital media. In this age of the internet of things, where our toasters communicate over the internet and robots vacuum our floors, this exhibition explores those artistic objects or their 2D and 3D representations which appear to be responsive to our existence, or at least demand an empathy if not an emotion, that we give to sentient beings. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Photographers  CAMERA USA 2015 is currently accepting entries for their national juried show. 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. The jurors are 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. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: March 18, 2015

Call for Artists The Attleboro Arts Museum is currently accepting entries for their national juried exhibition Possesions: Prized and Otherwise. Open to all mediums, interpretations and sizes. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Image credit: Painting of people tobogganing by Henry Sandham.

Auld Lang Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014


Call for Art The Rocky Neck Art Colony invites New England artists in all 2D and 3D media to submit work for the exhibition, Perfect Storm. Varied and diverse interpretations of this title are encouraged. The show will be held at the Rocky Neck Art Colony Cultural Center in Gloucester. Learn more.
Deadline: January 9, 2015

Short Stories The Ruth Hindman Foundation offers a prize of $2,000 for a short story in the H.E. Francis Short Story Competition. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Artists, Performers, Educators The Cambridge Winters Farmers Market is looking for musicians, dancers, storytellers and educators. If you’d like to be involved in any of these roles, or as a business sponsors or volunteer, contact info@cambridgewinterfarmersmarket.comLearn more.
Deadline: January 16,2015

Public Art Proposals The City of Somerville, acting by and through the Somerville Arts Council and the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD), is seeking the services of a designer/fabricator to provide design, fabrication, and installation oversight services for custom seating area and public art on a new plaza to be constructed near Davis Square in Somerville, MA. The City intends to include creatively designed and fabricated benches and sculptural elements to build on Davis Square’s creative aesthetic and connection to the arts community. The work produced from this process is intended to be functional and to distinguish Somerville for its inclusion of artists and the arts in everyday life. Learn more.
Deadline: January 30, 2015

Massachusetts Composers  The goal of this competition is to promote unity between the El Sistema programs in the Commonwealth, to encourage composition of original works for full orchestra and chorus, to stimulate and promote contemporary music for orchestra and chorus, showcase the works of Massachusetts based composers, and to establish the creative ties between the El Sistema inspired programs of Massachusetts and composers of today. The winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize and their composition will be performed in a convening of students from all the El Sistema inspired programs in the state. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2015

Cambridge Open Studios Visual and performing artists who live, work or have a studio in Cambridge are invited to participate in the 7th annual city-wide Cambridge Arts Open Studios May 9th and 10th. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2015

Artist Residencies The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer from mid June to mid August in ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice. Learn more
Deadline: February 1, 2015

Call for Art The Maud Morgan Arts Center in Cambridge, is seeking artwork that incorporates text and image for their Small Works Salon 2015: Word + Image. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Call for Art The South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA, is currently accepting entries for the exhibition, Earth, Wind & Fire. Juried by Carl Belz, Director Emeritus at Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA. Open to all media. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Request for Expressions of Interest for Provincetown AIDS Memorial Seeking expressions of interest from qualified artists to develop a site-specific Memorial commemorating the lives lost to AIDS and the Town’s response to the AIDS crisis. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2015.


Artist Opportunities Dance-A-Thon

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014


Call for Art The Nave Gallery (Somerville, MA) invites artists to participate in the curated exhibition Bite: Food as Art. The exhibition will be curated by Tori Costa and Sandy McDonald. Learn more
Deadline: January 11, 2015

Call for Art Boston Cyberarts has announced a call for work for display at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Boston, MA. They are looking for work that ties into the theme “Virus Art,” defined (loosely) as something that reproduces and spreads. The call is open to all media. The history and cultural assemblage of viral, digital culture has morphed significantly since the Frankfurt Museum for Applied Art added viral code to their permanent collection in 2002, and the fascination with viruses that can be seen in the 2001 Whitney Biennial and in the “I Love You-computer_viruses_hacker_culture” exhibition at the Museum of Applied Arts Frankfurt has seeped its way into contemporary culture. It has “gone viral,” so to speak. As such, they are interested specifically in works relating to culture and viral code. Include a statement about the work, a brief bio, images, as well as your contact info. Submit proposals to
Deadline: January 11, 2015 (by midnight)

Dune Shack Residencies The Provincetown Community Compact announces that applications are available for the public for residencies in the Fowler and C-Scape Dune Shacks in the Cape Cod National Seashore. There are also special residencies for visual artists (one includes a $500 fellowship) and writers. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Call to Artists Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Gallery is accepting submissions for two  juried exhibits: Winter and Rivers, Streams and Lakes. Artists are invited to submit up to five (8″x10″) photographic prints only, 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 $15, please 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. Contact for any questions.
Exhibition Deadline for Winter: Extended to February 2, 2015
Exhibition Deadline for Rivers, Streams and Lakes: April 13, 2015

Sculpture Residency Artists working in three-dimensions are invited to submit ambitious project proposals for the Open Studio Fellowship Program (open to US artists) at Franconia Sculpture Park. Sculpture, site-specific, multi-media, and installation work are considered. Artists are in residence at Franconia during their fellowship. Residencies start as early as April 1, 2015, lasting a minimum of 4 weeks and up to 3 months depending on the nature of the project. Installation for 2015 projects must be complete by September 12, 2015. Up to 10 artists or artist teams will be awarded funding support, ranging from $3,500 to $5,000, to create and exhibit new work in a public outdoor setting. Learn more
Deadline: February 6, 2015

Call to Past MCC Film & Video and Music Composition Fellows

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

We’re excited to share that MCC has issued two calls to past MCC Fellows:


So past Fellows: check out the calls and contact us with any questions!

Artist Opportunities Peep Show

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014


Choreographers Intimations Dance hosts the annual National Choreography Month (NACHMO) showing every February, showcasing new dance work created in the month of January for NACHMO. In the past two years, over 30 choreographers have participated in creating and presenting new dance work. Learn more.
Deadline: December 20, 2014

Latino Playwrights The Arizona Theatre Company is seeking submissions for 2015 National Latino Playwriting Award are now being accepted. Latino playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to apply. Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists. Finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2014 (postmark)

Ten-Minute Plays CulturalDC has announced the Source Festival 2015 open-call for 10-minute play submissions. The Festival runs from June 5-28, 2015 and, in addition to other programming, will produce 18 10-minute plays. Playwrights are asked to submit 10-minute plays related to one of the following themes: Science & Soulmates, Mistakes & Media, Love & Botany. Learn more.
Deadline: January 6, 2015


Artist Residencies Provincetown Community Compact is accepting applications for the Dune Shack Residencies in Cape Cod National Seashore, April through November. Weekly stays for artists, writers and the public; 3 three-week residencies for a visual artist, one with a $500 fellowship. Learn more.
Deadline January 15, 2015

Desert Writers The Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers Award is a prize of $3,000, given to a creative nonfiction writer who uses the desert landscape, ecosystem, geography, history, and/or experience as the foundation and inspiration for their literary project. Proposed projects should include creative time spent in a desert environment. Past recipients include Sarah Stewart Johnson and Michelle Lanzoni. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Call to Artists Build Peace in currently accepting proposals for work  to coincide with their second Build Peace conference will take place on April 25 and 26, 2015 in Nicosia, Cyprus. The following media are accepted: visual 2D and 3D, sculpture, mixed media, film, new media, theatrical and performance, of individual artists or collaborative works. Works can be thematic or site-specific. Their venues include interior and exterior spaces and small public plazas directly abutting the UN checkpoint crossing between North and South Nicosia at Ledras Street / Locmaji. Build Peace has $4,000 to distribute for multiple, small awards, and more funding may become available as the conference date approaches. Learn more.
Deadline: January 16 2015

Printmaking Residency Zea Mays Printmaking is offering a subsidized fellowship for a 2-week residency in their printmaking studio to one printmaker who demonstrates artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the intention of future achievement in the field of solvent-free printmaking. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2015


Image credit: 19th century diorama presents a perspective view of the Ludwig Canal, named after King Ludwig I of Bavaria and constructed in 1836-46 according to the designs of Baron Heinrich von Pechmann. From the collection of the Getty Museum.

Artist Opportunities Rah Rah

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Of Note The LEF Foundation, which funds New England nonfiction filmmakers, is hosting a Moving Image Fund grant workshop for new prospective applicants on Tuesday, December 9 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Learn more and RSVP.

Filmmakers Entries are now being accepted for the Dallas International Film Festival (April 9-19, 2015, Dallas, TX) – Categories include: Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Texas Feature Competition, Shorts Competition, Animation Competition and there are several awards including an Audience Awards series. Learn more.
Deadline: December 12, 2014

Public Artists The PIPELINE Ideas Competition is seeking an artist to re-use massive water pump wheels and components for functional items like seating or bike racks, way-finding and signage, or sculpture in a new park overlooking the Charles River in Medfield, MA. The winning entry receives $1,000. All that’s needed is a sketch and a description! The final budget and schedule for fabrication and installation will be contingent upon agreement with the artist. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2014

Artist Residency The Luminary Residency Program in  St. Louis, Missouri is currently accepting applications. Their Residency Program supports exceptional emerging artists, curators and critics engaging the world of contemporary art by providing dedicated time and a supportive working environment. The program is open to all artistic, curatorial and critical practices but uniquely supports the research, development and presentation of work that utilizes innovative forms and unconventional structures such as alternative spaces and economies, publications and writing, archives, collaborations, artist-led projects and socially engaged practices. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2014

LGBT Filmmakers The Boston LGBT Film Festival (April 2015, Cambridge, MA) – The largest, longest running LGBT media event in New England seeks films about topics of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in the following categories: Documentary Feature, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Experimental. Learn more.
January 2, 2015

Call for Student Art The Copley Society’s 25th Annual Student Show is a juried exhibition open to all art students in New England, aged 18 and over and enrolled full-time in a studio arts program at the undergraduate or graduate level. The jury will consider work from all genres and medias including photography, painting, print-making, video, and sculpture from  artists age 18 and over, enrolled full-time in a studio arts program at the undergraduate or graduate level. Learn more.
Deadline: January 20, 2015

Breathe Easy Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014


Take a deep breath and dive into these artist opportunities.

Call for Art Gallery 263, Cambridge is now accepting entries for Chroma, a national juried exhibition of work on hue saturation and value, selected by Lynda Schlosberg (Boston-based artist, Kingston Gallery). Open to all US residents. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. Work in all media is encouraged.  Learn more.
Deadline: December 7, 2014

LGBT Writers Submissions for the Publishing Triangle’s Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry; Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry; Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction; and Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction; as well as for the Ferro-Grumley Literary Award for LGBT fiction are now open. Learn more.
Deadline: December 9, 2014

Art & Handmade Goods Space is available for Somerville’s upcoming Saturday Local Artist Markets (SLAM) in December. SLAM provides a venue for local artists to exhibit & sell their work & an opportunity for shoppers to find a wide variety of art & handmade goods in one location. All media is considered. Entry fee. Questions, contact marykeane55@hotmail.comLearn more.

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the 6th National Juried Photography Exhibit Of Memory, Bone & Myth, organized by The University of North Dakota’s Department of Art & Design. This year’s juror is Tom Young. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2014

Poetry New American Press is currently accepting submissions for their 2015 New American Poetry Prize. The winning manuscript will be published, and its author awarded $1,000. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2014

Residencies for Visual Artists & Writers with Spinal Cord Injury The Alliance of Artists Communities has announced that applications are now available for the 2015 Creative Access residency awards. The program provides visual artists and writers living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) a month-long, funded studio residency. The program is open to all visual artists and writers living with Spinal Cord Injury in the United States and Canada. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Breath of Spring Exhibit at Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, MA. Learn more.
Deadline:  January 23, 2015 (midnight EST)

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Animals in Action Online Photography Exhibit sponsored by Photography Center of Cape Cod. Learn more.
Deadline: January 30, 2015 (midnight EST)

Temporary Public Art Submissions for temporary public art in Spy Pond Park, Arlington are now being accepted. This juried exhibition, sponsored by Arlington Recreation and Arlington Public Art, is open to all artists 18 years or older producing temporary public art installations suitable for three week outdoor and public exposure. Artists are encouraged to explore the history of this pond and surrounding area for ideas. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Knitted Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014


ArtSake spins yet another yarn!

Artists, Writers, Composers, Photographers Residency Applications are now being accepted for the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in California. Residencies are intended as professional development opportunities for artists, writers, composers and photographers. Artistic merit and promise are the basis for selections. All artists, ages 21 and over, who desire time alone in a natural setting to pursue creative work, are encouraged to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling Monthly

Performing Artists NEST grants provide support to New England-based nonprofit organizations (known as presenters) for performances and community activities by select New England performing artists. If you are a performing artist, the NEST grants program may be of interest to you. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Monotypes The Monotype Guild of New England is now accepting entries for their emerging young printmakers juried student exhibition Layers. Hosted in the campus gallery at Curry College, MGNE aims to recognize the merit of printmaking and art students from across New England. All students who submit artwork to this showcase will be given a free student membership to MGNE. Learn more.
Deadline: December 19, 2014

Women Playwrights The Centenary Stage Company, an Equity theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ is currently accepting submissions for their 2015 Women Playwrights Series (WPS) and the 2015 Susan Glaspell Contest. Learn more.
Deadline: January 13, 2015

Opera Singers The George London Foundation, one of the oldest vocal competitions in the United States and Canada, is offering 5 awards of $10,000 each. There will be 5 Encouragement Grants of $1,000 each. Honorable mentions of $500 will go to all finalists who do not receive an award. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition Photography Now, presented at the University Place Gallery in Cambridge, MA, and juried by Stephen Tourlentes.  Learn more.
Deadline: January 30, 2015

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