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Jurassic Artist Opportunities

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Funny Vintage Photos (10)

Call for Art Gallery 263 seeks inspired depictions of tomorrow for their exhibition Future Visions, selected by Nancy Adams (Communications Administrator, MIT D-Lab & Mobius affiliate)  Artwork may address (among many other topics): technology, architecture and urban planning, lifestyle, health, the environment, food, social problems, globalization, international relations, pop culture, politics, etc. Open to New England and New York & New Jersey artists of all career stages. Open to all visual media (2D, 3D, time based) & performers. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Call had been extended to musicians and performance artists. Performers, apply with a link to your recorded Future Visions interpretation, or send example photos/audio and describe the happening. Musicians, send them links to your audio to be incorporated into the exhibition, and note if you’d like to play at a live event. Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday July 17, 2016 (11:59PM)

Boston Artist Residencies The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics invite artists to apply to Boston AIR (Boston Artists-in-Residence) to become one of ten artists-in-residence at the City of Boston. This second year of Boston AIR program expands the size of the artist cohort, increases the length of the residencies, and grounds each residency at Boston Centers for Youth & Families, through their community centers and core, citywide initiatives, such as the BCYF Streetworker Program, youth summer programs, and leadership development for young women. Each artist will be awarded a $22,500 stipend for a nine-month-long residency to develop and test ways that creative approaches can meaningfully impact the work of the public sector and society at large. Each artist will be paired with one of ten designated BCYF community centers and provided a studio space at that center. Learn more.
Deadline: July 24, 2016

David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize Norton J. “Sky” Cooper established the Emerging American Playwright Prize award at Marin Theatre Company in 2007 in honor of David Calicchio’s lifelong career as a playwright and in support of Marin Theatre Company’s commitment to the discovery and development of new and emerging American playwrights. The Calicchio Prize will be awarded annually to a professionally unproduced playwright for a new work that shows outstanding promise and a distinctive new voice for the American theatre. The play selected as the Calicchio Prize winner will receive 2 public staged readings at Marin Theatre Company as part of the theatre’s annual New Play Reading Series. The playwright will receive a $2,500 award, as well as travel and accommodations for the MTC rehearsal period (25 hours). Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2016

Call to Greater Boston Artists The Revere Beach Arts Festival Committee is hosting a call-to-action for Greater Boston artists to submit applications to participate in the inaugural Revere Beach Arts Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11am – 5pm. along the shoreline of historic Revere Beach at the public plaza between the Markey Bridge and Wonderland Station. Artists will have a chance to compete for prizes, and judging for the multiple categories will be a collaborative effort between local art schools officials and members of the Revere Beach Arts Festival Committee. Artists will be required to submit an application that includes photos of their work in several categories including: jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, glass work, wood working, ceramics, illustration, sidewalk chalk. Acceptance into the Revere Beach Arts Festival will be at the sole discretion of the Revere Beach Arts Festival Committee. Each artist will be subject to a small fee to exhibit and sell artwork. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: August 15, 2016

Photographers The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites photographers worldwide to submit images to their online competition, APERTURES. All winners will be displayed in their online gallery.  First Place $500, Second Place $200, Third Place $100 and six Honorable Mentions will be recognized in the following categories; Landscape, Seascape, People, Animals, Floral and Abstract. The Cultural Center directors will jury. Learn more.
Deadline: September 9, 2016

Artist Fellowships A Blade of Grass Fellowship (New York, NY) is currently accepting applications for one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives. Fellowships pair project support of $20,000 with strategic support, field research tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists working nationwide. A Blade of Grass supports seven to ten artists or collectives per year, who are selected via an open application process. Learn more.
Deadline: September 19, 2016

Of Note: The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s applications for the Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program will be available online on September 1, 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: October 17, 2016

Image credit: Photograph of a dog balancing on hind legs in front of a dinosaur sculpture. In public domain.

Pledge Allegience to Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Vintage July 4th (4)
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Call for Artists The Dorchester Arts Collaborative is actively seeking Artists for their monthly gallery exhibitions. Accepting 2D and 3D works no larger than 4’x4′. 80 lbs max. Dorchester residents preferred, but not required. Entries will be reviewed by the exhibition committee of the DAC Board on a rolling basis, as entries are submitted. The committee will inform artists of its interest in working with said artist for future endeavors, including group/solo shows. Artists will be notified within a week of the first of the month. Accepted work should be delivered to 157 A Washington St. Dorchester, MA. Each exhibit lasts at least one month. The exhibitions will be publicized on the DAC official website, on Facebook, and other social media venues. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Program designed for students, artists, scientists, professionals and anyone interested in nature, art, and biology. ISLAND LIFE: Tropical Field Studies of Art+Nature in Puerto Rico is a hands-on, immersive, and project-based program that integrates biology and art in the field, at various environments in Puerto Rico. The focus of the program is to learn about Puerto Rico’s diverse wildlife through artmaking and field biology. They will travel to rainforests, dry forests, beach, coastal, coral reef, mangrove, and mountain environments. The program involves multiple site-specific projects that integrate creativity, art and biology. Learn more.
Deadline: July 8, 2016

Humor Writing The Mark Twain House & Museum is accepting entries for the Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest. A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a humorous short story or essay. Excerpts of the winning piece will be published on the Mark Twain House & Museum website. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2016

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for Literal Latté’s Poetry Award. A prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté is given annually for a poem. Submit up to six poems of no more than 2,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2016

Call to Artists Fort Point Arts Community invites artists to submit work to the exhibition MATERIALS WITNESS at The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf. Guest Curator: Leah Triplett Harrington. Materials Witness invites artists to submit work that considers and presents how histories are visually represented or encoded physically. Submissions must push viewers to examine how time is physically reflected in the objects and infrastructures around them. Work in any medium, including video, will be considered. Large scale submissions and installations are greatly encouraged. Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday, July 24, 2016 (midnight EST)

Furniture Fellowship Applications are now being accepted by The Society of Arts and Crafts for the The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship whereby $25,000 is awarded annually to one artist. The fellowship will focus on furniture makers whose work is contemporary and functional and artists who live/work in Northeast United States. Traditional and sculptural furniture makers as well as candidates from other regions in the United States may be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2016

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize In Photography, an award for a North American photographers pursuing work of creative or social importance. The winner receives $3,000, publication of a book of photography, a solo exhibit, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s Rubenstein Library. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2016

Image credit: Photograph of two women dressed up for a Fourth of July gathering in 1919. (Library of Congress)

Hats Off for Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

People Dancing Outside That You Have Rarely Seen Today (27)

Poets The Comstock Review’s Muriel Craft Bailey Award offers a prize of $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review. Marge Piercy will judge. Submit a poem of up to 40 lines with a $5 entry fee.  Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2016

Call for Art Uforge Gallery in Jamaica Plain, MA, is currently accepting entries for their third annual juried exhibition, Juror’s Choice. FLUX Boston founder Elizabeth Devlin is the guest juror. Painting, drawing, prints, small sculpture, mixed media, and photography, with no limitations on style or subject are accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: July 8, 2016

Artist Residency Applications are now being accepted for the artists-in-residence at the City of Boston program. There is an online information session July 14, 2016 from 6:00-7:30pm. Learn more.
Deadline: July 24, 2016

Call for Art The Resident Artists Gallery in Brainerd, Minnesota is now accepting submissions for When Doves Cry/A Party For Prince Rogers Nelson. Learn more.
Deadline: July 25, 2016

Playwrights The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2017 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series’ current judge, Nicholas Wright. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. The prize and publication are contingent on the playwright’s agreeing to the terms of the publishing agreement. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2016

Gender Identity Festival OBERON, the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, is seeking artistic submissions for the I.D. Festival, a series of events that explore and celebrate gender identity, opening at OBERON in January 2017 and presented in conversation with A.R.T.’s 2016/17 season production of Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women. OBERON is currently seeking submissions of theater, dance, music, and other performance art that is festival-friendly and ready to present in the unique club theater environment as part of the I.D. Festival. They are seeking work created in part or in whole by artists who identify as transgender, genderqueer, gender fluid and gender non-conforming though submissions are open to all explorations of gender identity. Visual art and film submissions will also be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2016

Handmade Works Amazing Things Arts Center is accepting applications for their Annual Holiday Market (Sunday November 6, 2016 between 11am & 4pm). They are looking for all things unique and handmade. Vendor spots are open to all Artists & Artisans at least 18 years old. Vendors will be on the first and second floor (elevator available). Learn more.
Deadline: September 23. 2016

Contemporary Craft The Greater Denton Arts Council in Texas is currently accepting entries for their the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Image credit: Photograph of two men on the beach each holding a hats in his hands. In public domain.

Safety First Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016


Only you can prevent… yourself from missing these calls and opportunities.

Toy Camera Photographs The Somerville Toy Camera Festival has extended its deadline for entries for the fourth annual toy camera festival. Images of any subject matter made with a “toy” camera (any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera) will be accepted. The festival will take place in September 2015 at three locations throughout Somerville. Learn more.
Extended Deadline: June 29, 2016

Poets Entries are currently being accepted for the National Poetry Review Press Book Prize. Winner receives a prize of $1,000 and publication by National Poetry Review Press for a poetry collection. C. J. Sage is the judge. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: June 30, 2016

Call for Art The Newton Free Library seeks proposals of 2D, original work by local artists for January-June 2017 shows. Exhibiting policy at under the Events tab. Questions, contact Ellen at or call 617-796-1410.
Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2016 (12 noon)

Artist Fellowships The 2016 Strokosch Fellowships will be awarded to three emerging ALAANA (African, Latino/a, Asian, Arab, or Native American) artist residency leaders to support their participation in the Alliance of Artists Communities fall conference in Portland, Oregon. Fellows will receive a $1,000 award to be used toward travel, lodging and professional development opportunities at the conference. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2015

Call for Art Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham is currently accepting entries for their Annual Open Arts Juried Show in Gallery160. Open to any artist at least 18 years old, and artists can submit works in any medium of any subject. Must drop off works for review to Gallery160. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2016

Call to Artists Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham is currently accepting exhibition proposals to show work in any of their 3 gallery spaces: Gallery160, Stage Gallery, and The Amazing Starbucks Gallery. Review the rules and guidelines for submission instructions. Questions, contact Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: Painting of Smokey the Bear by Rudy Wendelin.

Artist Opportunties for All

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016


Call for Art Seeking submissions from New England area contemporary artists and artist groups/organizations of all mediums to exhibit in The Enso Art Gallery, located in downtown Brockton MA. Email the following to a link to a portfolio of work; resume, or a brief description of your art related experiences; a paragraph summary of the work you wish to present.
Deadline: Ongoing

Documentary Filmmakers Fledgling has an open rolling application process for grants to support outreach and engagement for social issue documentary film projects that have the potential to inspire positive social change around issues that affect the most vulnerable. Grants typically range from $10K?—?$25K, and the awards support audience engagement planning and implementation. Support for planning is for building the strategy for outreach and engagement and can be used before a project is complete to prepare for its launch. Grants are not available to support production or post-production. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling

Playwrights Residency The Ingram New Works Lab is an artistic home for playwrights and a fertile environment for the creation of new plays. During monthly Lab meetings in Nashville, playwrights share and develop a new work and receive  support and project guidance. During their residency, each playwright will be expected to work toward the creation of a brand new play that will be presented in a staged reading featured at the Ingram New Works Festival in May 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: June 13, 2016

Call to Artists The Rocky Neck Art Colony is currently accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition, A Visual Feast. This exhibition will be on view at the very peak of summer activity on Rocky Neck which sees hundred of visitors every day. Learn more.
Deadline: June 22, 2016

Call for Art Galatea Fine Art announces a call for artists for its upcoming juried exhibition, New England Collective VII. Open to artists from New England working in all media. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2016

Choreographers The New England Dance Fund will award small, catalytic grants directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance. The fund aims to strengthen the dance sector in the New England region. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2016

Call for Artists Roxbury Open Studios is a once-a-year opportunity to welcome the public to view and purchase paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles, jewelry, other fine arts, and studio crafts. The event provides a means for individual creativity to play its part in the cultural and economic development of Roxbury. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2016

GROUNDBREAKING GRANT OPPORTUNITY**New MacArthur Competition for 100 Million $ Grant **The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced a competition through which a single $100 million grant will be awarded to a project designed to solve a critical problem affecting people, a place, or the entire world. Learn more.
Deadline: September 2, 2016 (11:00 a.m. Central)

Image: the White House lit up with rainbow colors, done in commemoration of the Supreme Court’s ruling to recognize same-sex marriage nationwide, in June 2015.

Artist Opportunities Wow Factor

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016


Of Note: On June 8, 2016, Dance for World Community Speaker Series event presents from their speaker series, Spotlight on Climate Change. Though the connection between dance and climate change may not be immediately apparent, at Dance for World Community they believe that everyone, including artists, has a role to play in changing the world for the better. Learn more.

Fiction New American Press is currently accepting entries for their
New American Fiction Prize of $1,000 and publication for a book of fiction. The judge is Gina Frangello. Submit a collection of short stories or flash fiction, a novella, or a novel of at least 100 pages. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2016

Call for Art The Science Inspires Art: Food exhibition will document artworks that reflect on the topic of food from the historical record to molecular gastronomy, to issues of food safety, seed security, new food production technologies, and the backyard garden. They are seeking 2D images of original art executed in any media for this 18th annual art-sci juried exhibition at the New York Hall of Science to be held September 17, 2016 to February 26, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: June 20, 2016

Artist Residency The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Eligibility: Residency opportunities are open to national and international artists 21+ years of age, showing a strong professional working history. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to, visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, music composition, and choreography. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2016

Poetry Chapbook Bull City Press is accepting chapbook manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction during its open reading period. There is a “pay what you want” optional reading fee. Learn more.
Deadline: July 6, 2016

Artists, Writers Residency Applications are currently being accepted for the National Parks Service’s Artist-in-Residence Program in Zion National Park. Resident artists spend 30 days living in a historic cabin and explore and surround themselves in the sights, sounds, textures, and wonders of Zion to find inspiration for their work. Each artist conducts two public presentations on their work and residency experience. Date, time, and location of these presentations will be announced closer to each artist’s residency. Learn more.
Deadline: July 17, 2016


Not So Fast Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Vintage Snapshots of Summer Fun on the Beach (13)

Fiction The Bard Fiction Prize is awarded to a promising, emerging writer who is an American citizen aged 39 years or younger at the time of application. In addition to the monetary award, the winner receives an appointment as writer in residence at Bard College for one semester, without the expectation that he or she teach traditional courses. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2016

Sculpture Proposals The In Practice program offers artists curatorial and financial support to create new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter (Long Island, NY). They invite artists to submit proposals for new projects to be presented in early 2017. Artists selected for the In Practice exhibition will receive a $250 honorarium and up to $2,000 in production support. The level of production support will depend on the scope of accepted works and available funding. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2016

Kala Artist Fellowship The Kala Fellowship  award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Kala will award eight artists a $3,000 stipend, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: June 17, 2016

Artist Residency The Marfa Contemporary Artist in Residence program in Marfa, TX, invites artists involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, performance-related media and other fine art media are eligible to apply for a residency. The residency is for a two-month period. Marfa Contemporary provides a furnished apartment and artist studio. A stipend of $1,100 per month is provided to assist with living expenses and art materials. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2016

Call for Videos The Fitchburg Cultural Council is accepting entries for the Main Street Video Wall Project. They are seeking submissions of Animation, Photography, Illustration, and Video work that is between 1 and 15 minutes long (15 or more still images); not intended for advertising purposes;  visually striking (abstract or realistic); family friendly (no graphic violence or sexually charged imagery). They do not have a sound system yet so, if you video is dependent on sound, let them know so they can make arrangements.
Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2016

Artists, Writers Residency Application are now being accepted for MASS MoCA’s residency program for artists & writers, the Studios at MASS MoCA, in North Adams, MA, for 1-8 week sessions available October 2016 thru March 2017. They provide exceptionally talented peers, private studio space on the MASS MoCA campus, newly renovated housing right across the street from the museum, one group meal per day, free access to MASS MoCA’s galleries throughout the residency, use of printmaking and fiber arts equipment at the nearby Makers’ Mill community makerspace, and optional one-on-one financial and business coaching through the Assets for Artists program. Learn more.
Deadline: July 8, 2016

Image credit: Photograph of two women at the beach with a toy lobster in public domain.


Moonshot Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

THE PATH TO THE MOON by Wililam T. Horton (1898)

Visual and Performing Artists Emergency Grants The Foundation for Contemporary Art is accepting applications for Emergency Grants of up to $2,000 to innovative visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public (in a short timeline); or who incur unexpected expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Curatorial Proposals Gallery 263 in Cambridge has issued an open call to individuals and groups for the Curatorial Proposal Series, which provides artists in all media and experience levels an opportunity to experiment with curating contemporary art. Gallery 263 provides guidance, support, and modest financial assistance to artists to cover the cost of promotional materials. Proposals should come from New England residents (for individuals) or 50% New England residents (for groups). Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday May 29, 11:59pm

Artist Residency The Joshua Tree National Park Artist-in-Residence Program offers visual, performing, and literary artists a 2-4 week residency at the park’s Lost Horse Ranger Station, a rustic and self-sufficient cabin with nearby panoramic views of the park. In exchange for the adventure of living and working in a national park, the resident artist will have the opportunity to create a body of work and to share it with the surrounding regional and Southern California communities. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2016

Emerging Immigrant Artists The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young artists, born outside but currently living in the U.S., who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Artists practicing in a variety of media such as painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and other visual arts processes are eligible. Applications will be evaluated based on quality, level of creativity, clarity of vision, and impact. Learn more.
Deadline: June 10, 2016

Choreography Luminarium Dance has announced that applications are open for the fifth 24-Hour ChoreoFest. The 2016 festival will take place from Friday, September 9 through Saturday, September 10, with an overnight creation period and a morning production period followed by two Saturday performances. ALL work must be created overnight. Learn more.
Deadline: June 10, 2016

Performing Contemporary Composition The Aaron Copland Fund for Music has launched the Performance Program, a grant program where performing ensembles, presenting organizations, and festivals can seek support for the performance and presentation of contemporary American concert music and contemporary jazz. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2016

Calls for Public Art and Artists/Artisans Hyde Square Task Force has issued two calls to artists. First, the organization seeks proposals for the Domino Installation, a domino-themed permanent art installation in the plaza of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Jamaica Plain. Designs should be site specific and incorporate elements of the cultural history of the neighborhood, and may include sculpture, mural, and other elements such as seating. Artist payment of $10,000. Learn more. Second, Hyde Square Task Force is looking for visual artists and artisan vendors to show or sell at the Latin Quarter Fiesta on September 17, 2016. The Latin Quarter Fiesta will showcase arts and artists, live music, local Afro-Latin food, and participatory family-friendly art installation. Email if you’re interested in being a vendor or for more information.
Deadline for both opportunities: July 1, 2016

Thriller/Horror/Thriller/SciFi/Fantasy Filmmakers Entries are currently being accepted to Shriekfest, a festival dedicated to getting horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy filmmakers and screenwriters recognition. The festival will be held in Los Angeles at Raleigh Studios. Prizes awarded to the winning filmmaker in each category. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2016 (Late); August 10, 2016 (Extended)

Mid-Career Artist Grants The Artist’s Resource Trust provides support to the creative work of mid-career (aged 35 and older) visual artists who have demonstrated substantial commitment, development and quality in their work. Visual artists who live in New England and in the towns in NY that are part of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s catchment area can apply for the grants, which generally range from $1,000 to $10,000. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2016

Project Grants The Creative City grants enable artists to create projects of all disciplines that take place in the public realm in the city of Boston and that integrate public participation into artistic process and/or presentation. Learn more.
Deadline: September 12, 2016

Sculptors National Sculpture Society is accepting submissions from individual sculptors for the 2016 Dexter Jones Award. Through the annual competition, an unrestricted prize of $5,000 will be presented to a sculptor for an outstanding work of sculpture in bas-relief. Preference will be given to figurative or realist sculpture. Learn more.
Deadline: October 3, 2016

Image: A PATH TO THE MOON by 19th century artist and mystic William T. Horton, from Public Domain Review.

Mushrooming Artist Opportunities

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Ok wow. 

Writers Queen of Cups is a mini lit mag delivered to subscribers’ inboxes via the TinyLetter platform. Each weekly issue features the work of one contemporary writer: poets, fiction and non fiction writers. Queen of Cups is accepting submission of 1-3 poems, or micro fiction or non fiction of under 500 words. Submit in a word document to Subscribe for free at

Call for Artists The Autorino Center for the Arts at University of Saint Joseph, CT, invites submissions from artists who break new artistic ground with an experimental and pioneering spirit to create an interactive, site specific AUDIO/VIDEO WALK inspired by Janet Cardiff’s work. Learn more.
Deadline: May 22, 2016

Short Fiction Entries are now being accepted for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. The author of the winning manuscript receives a cash award of $1,000, and the collection is subsequently published by the University of Georgia Press under a standard book contract. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2016

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the Boston Review’s prize of $1,500 as well as publication in Boston Review for a poem or group of poems. Submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages. All entries are considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2016

Playwrights Entries are now being accepted for the MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition. Playwrights may be Latino or of any other ethnic or racial background as long as the play’s subject matter and characters resonate with Latino audiences and accurately depicts the Hispanic experience. No screenplays, one act plays, musicals, adaptations or translations will be accepted. Playwrights must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2016

Call for Artists The Harvard Ed Portal’s Crossings Gallery is has announced its first open Call for Artists, An exhibition called Changing Allston is planned for late summer, and the Crossings Gallery is looking for artists whose work engages with the Allston community and landscape. The exhibition will reflect on the ways in which the neighborhood has changed over the last century, and how it continues to change even now. All artists, especially those living and/or working in Allston-Brighton, are encouraged to apply. All visual mediums welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: June 3, 2016 (11:59 pm)

Exhibition Proposals The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) Gallery in Boston is seeking exhibition proposals for their 2016/2017 season, in all media, for five shows for the 2016-17 season. Each show must include two exhibition artists and preferably more. The juror is Jeffrey De Blois, curatorial assistant at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2016 (5:00 p.m.)

Call For Plays The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA, is currently accepting submissions of short plays, one-act plays, and full-length plays by New England playwrights. Over the past 14 years, more than 175 new plays have been performed on their stage through our annual New Works Festival. Submissions are given to an independent panel who select the festival’s shows in anonymous readings. Directors and their casts then work with selected playwrights to produce two weekends of original theater. New Works Festival 2017 will be held on January 21 & 22 and 28 & 29, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: June 19, 2016

Call for Artist  Entries are now being accepted for the Seventh Annual New England Collective Juried Exhibition at Galatea Fine Art in Boston’s SOWA Art District. The NEW ENGLAND COLLECTIVE VII is open to artists from New England working in all media. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2016

Artist Residency Willapa Bay AiR offers month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, singer/songwriters, and musical composers. The Residency provides lodging, meals and work space, at no cost, to six residents each month from March 1 through September 30 of the year. Applications are evaluated by selection committees comprised of working artists and professionals in the applicants’ respective fields of discipline.  The 16 acre Residency, located in coastal southwest Washington State, has been specifically designed, from the site selection to the architecturally specific building concepts, layouts, and materials, to combine the opportunity for solitude with the opportunity for daily community that fosters creative endeavor. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Good Humored Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Reach in for your favorite.

Billboard Proposals 14×48 is accepting proposals for the 2016 Open Call for Billboards. 14×48 repurposes vacant billboards as public art space in order to create more opportunities in public art for emerging artists, to challenge emerging artists to engage more with public art. 14×48 invites proposals for a billboard project to be installed in New York City. Proposals must include an original work of art that can be printed and installed on an outdoor billboard. The exact billboard location in New York City cannot be determined in advance. Learn more.
Deadline: May 16, 2016 (10pm EDT)

Arts Writers Grant Applications are now being accepted for the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. The grant supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants, ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, issued directly to twenty individual authors a year. The Arts Writers Grant Program aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. Learn more.
Deadline: May 18, 2016

Boston Latino Artists La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is looking for Latino and Latina artists of all disciplines to be part of the upcoming exhibit Emerging Latino Artists of Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: May 20, 2016

Call to Muralist YW Boston is looking for an  artist to create a colorful mural for their office at 140 Clarendon Street, in honor of their 150th Anniversary. The mural should showcase YW Boston’s work to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The contest is open to artists aged 18 and older. No entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: May 29, 2016

Photographers The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Learn more.
Deadline: May 30, 2016

Short Story Entries are now being accepted for Salamander Magazine’s Fiction Prize. The winner receives $1,500 and publication in Salamander for a short story. This year’s judge is Joan Wickersham. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2016

Call for Artists The 9th Annual Governors Island Art Fair, New York’s largest independent exhibition, is seeking artists worldwide working in all disciplines. The entire massive event is free to the general public. And as an emerging or established artist, you are free to present your work, your way, at this acclaimed independent art fair in New York City. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2016

Printmakers Zea Mays Printmaking is offering a unique opportunity for a select group of artists seeking to deepen their artistic practice while developing their printmaking skills.  Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2016

Image credit: Black and white photograph of Good Humor truck with children purchasing ice cream. In public domain.