Archive for the ‘call to artists’ Category

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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Power Ballad Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014


Yes! Punishing power chords will leave those in its path forever mesmerized.

Ceramic Artist-in-Residence The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is accepting applications for their second annual Ceramic Artist-in-Residence Program. They are looking for two early-career clay artists to come live and make ceramic art work from January 5 – April 5, 2015. Residents will share furnished housing, studio space and an art exhibition upon completion of the residency for $400/month. Contact the Ceramics Studio Manager, Brian Taylor at brian@castlehill.orgLearn more.
Deadline: November 19, 2014

Visual and Performing Artists Visual and performing artists working in all media are invited to participate in the 7th annual city-wide Cambridge Arts Open Studios May 9th and 10th. Artists can either open their personal studio to the public or participate in common venues located throughout Cambridge. Cambridge Arts invites performing artists to showcase their work by pairing with a studio artist or common venue. Learn more
Deadline: January 31, 2015

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) 2014 December Member Art Show which will be on display December 5, 2014-January 4, 2015 at the GALA Art Center, 205 School Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Non-members are welcome to join at time of entry. Learn More.
Deadline: November 28, 2014

New Media Entries are now being accepted for CURRENTS 2015: 6th Santa Fe International New Media Festival. Categories include: new media installations, outdoor architectural mapping and new media installations, single channel video and animation, multimedia performance, digital dome, experimental or interactive documentary, web-art/art-gaming/mobile device apps, oculus rift, robotics and 3D printing. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Science in Art Maninfest in Cincinnati, Ohio, is currently accepting entries for SCIENTIFICOUS, an International Call for Entries Exploring the Art of Science or Science In Art, a competitive international exhibition of works exploring the theme of the art of science and science in art. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Learn more.
Deadline: December 5, 2014

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Monmouth Art Museum’s 36th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. The museum is in Lincroft, NJ. Learn more.
Deadline: December 5, 2014 (12 am EST)

Drawing Entries are now being accepted to INDA 10, the 10th International Drawing Annual, a juried annual publication of works of recent contemporary drawing. Manifest will accept drawing in a wide range of applications; technical, graphic, fine art, design, architectural, digital, illustration, etc. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2014

Student Jewelry and Metalsmithing Artists The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) 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 (SNAG) Conference on May 20-23, 2015. All students, whether part time or full time, under the direction of faculty in any North American degree/diploma/certificate-granting institution are welcome to apply. Learn more
Deadline: January 4, 2015 (11:59pm)

Call For Proposals TransCultural Exchange is Currently Seeking Proposals for its 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Expanding Worlds (February 25th – 27th, 2016) to take place at Boston University, with panels, tours and presentations also at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, among others. Learn more.
Proposal Deadline: January 10, 2015 (5:00 pm)

Artist Fellowships for Cape Cod Residents The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod has announced the availability of Fellowships to provide direct, unrestricted funding to Cape Cod artists in recognition of exceptional work and to foster the creation of new original work. Categories include visual arts, performance arts and written word. Learn more.
Deadline: Visual Arts, February 13, 2015
Deadline: Performance Arts, February, 12, 2016
Deadline: Written Word, February 10, 2017

Curatorial Proposals The New Art Center is currently accepting curatorial proposals for their Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP). Their 2,500 square-foot gallery is a converted church with a 25-foot vaulted ceiling. Curators of accepted proposals receive a 1,000 USD stipend as well as administrative, installation, marketing & P.R. support. Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2015
Of note: a Curator Workshop & COP Info Session with Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is on December 16, 7 PM. More info.

Image credit: Bartolomeo Veneto and workshop [Italian (Venetian). Lady Playing a Lute, Italian, about 1530, Oil on panel, 22 x 16 1/4 in. From the J. Paul Getty Museum.


Artist Opportunities Above the Fold

Thursday, November 13th, 2014


Call for Sketchbooks The Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville, MA, invites artists to participate in the curated exhibition The Sketchbook Show. The curators are Ellie Laramee-Byers and Rachel MelloLearn more.
Deadline: November 16, 2014

Printmakers The International Print Center New York is currently accepting entries for their New Prints 2015/Winter exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Call for Art The Brookline Arts Center is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Golden, February 6-April 10, 2015. The jurors are Julie Graham and Mags HarriesLearn more.
Deadline: December 7, 2014 (11:59pm)

Artist Residencies The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. Learn more
Deadline: February 1, 2015

Call for Artists Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. Artists must be a U.S.-based artists, 19 years of age and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibit. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2015

Sculptors The Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA, invites artists to forward a selection of up to three existing sculptures or installations for a juried outdoor exhibition from 5/15/2015 to 11/1/2015. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Image credit: Portrait of Emma, 1887, by Anders Zorn. Image in public domain.

Four-On-The-Floor Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014


Early photographic discovery of an EDM DJ spinning a groove.

Playwrighting Residency and Commision The McKnight National Residency and Commission program aids in the commissioning and development of new works from nationally recognized playwrights. Benefits include: A $14,000 commission; at least two U.S. round-trip airline tickets; housing during the residency period; up to $5,750 in workshop funds to support the development of the play; a public reading of the commissioned play. Learn more.
Deadline: November 13, 2014

Call for Artists The Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s 100 Members’ Juried Exhibition at Provincetown Art Association and Museum (November 21-January 18,2015). Learn more. Deadline: November 18, 2014 (drop off, 12-4pm)

Emerging Playwrights The Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowships are awarded annually, providing emerging American playwrights with funds and services to aid them in the development of their craft. Four $16,000 fellowships will be awarded for 2015-16, in addition to $1,500 in development support. Fellows spend a year-long residency in Minnesota and have access to Playwrights’ Center opportunities, including workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors. Learn more.
Deadline: November 20, 2014

Bands and Ensembles Applications Open for American Music Abroad: Promoting Cultural Diplomacy Through Music. American Music Abroad (AMA)’s application round for the 2014-15 season in now open. Each year, approximately ten ensembles are selected to embark on month-long, multi-country tours, where they will engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews. Learn more.
Deadline: January 9, 2015

Craft Artists The CERF+’s Emergency Grants and Loans are designed to provide immediate help to eligible craft artists after career-threatening emergencies. Applicants may request a loan, grant or both. Complete their Emergency Assistance Inquiry form and they will contact you. Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: Photograph of Boy and toy record player, 1920’s by Harry Walker.

Problem-solving Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014


“Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.” – famous quote by ArtSake (or possibly John Adams or Benjamin Franklin).

Short Fiction Entries are being accepted for the Indiana Review’s Fiction Prize. Winner receives $1,000 and publication. Roxane Gay will judge. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Call for Art The Cambridge Art Association is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Platinum. All mediums accepted: 2D, 3D and video multimedia work. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2014 (5pm)

Time-Based Digital Media The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance is currently accepting entries for their exhibition, LEGEND: A Tribute to AIDS Awareness Month. The exhibition will coincide with World AIDS Day / AIDS Awareness Month through personal responses to contemporary notions of difference. This may include, but is not limited to, topics such as LGBTQIA issues, living with HIV/AIDS, or physical/mental health awareness. Artists/filmmakers can submit time-based digital media; submissions must be 15 minutes or shorter. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: November 16, 2014

Photographers Wheaton College is now accepting entries for their exhibition Wheaton Biennial 2015: Framing Photography. Work by artists in all stages of their careers will be considered. The juror is Kristen Gresh. They are seeking a diverse range of experimental work, collectively evoking an open-ended reconsideration of the boundaries of photography. Learn more.
Deadline: November 24, 2015

Artists and Writers Residency The Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown offers residencies to both writers and visual artists. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014 (Writing Fellowship)
Deadline: January 31, 2015 (Visual Arts Fellowship)

Individual Artists Support Grant The Adolph and Esther Gottleib Foundation is currently accepting applications for their Individual Support Grants. Applicants must have at least 20+ years of art-making, and a demonstrated financial need. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2014

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.