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Artist Opportunities Goes Higher

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016


Writers Residency Fellowships The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is currently accepting applications for their Writing Fellowships which offer a seven-month residency. Awards are given annually to four poets and four fiction writers who have not published a full-length book in any genre. Each fellowship includes a private apartment and a monthly stipend of $750. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Women Nonfiction Writers Vela’s Second Nonfiction Contest, which will be judged by Claire Vaye Watkins. Contest opens September 15, 2016 and, after a recently announced deadline extension, will close December 1 (11:59 PM PST). Winner will receive $1000 and publication. They’re looking for creative nonfiction, written by women, with a strong voice, a compelling narrative, and/or a powerful driving question. Interested in a wide range of essays, including literary journalism, personal essays, memoir, and experimental essays. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Poetry and Prose Translation Fellowships National Endowment for the Arts is offering grants of $12,500 and $25,000 each are given annually to translators of poetry and prose from any language into English. Applicants must have published, alone or in collaboration, at least 20 pages of translation in digital or print literary publications or in book form between December 1, 2001, and December 6, 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: December 6, 2016

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Winter Art Show, January 2017, for the Armory Cafe in Somerville. No fee. Any technique and medium is welcome (photography, painting, charcoal, mixed media, sculpture, watercolor, drawing, etc). However, submitted pieces must be able to hang from the wall in a reasonably sized area, i.e. no free standing sculpture, no grand scale pieces which cover an entire wall. Learn more.
Deadline: December 10, 2016

Call for Community Artist The Artist Project is a collaboration between the MFA and 10 after school community organizations in Boston. Each year a new experienced artist with a passion for community arts is selected to plan and lead a project with children between the ages of six and twelve. The artist guides children and helps them create a collaborative work. A stipend of $22,000 and a materials budget is provided. No Entry Fee. Info session is Thursday, December 15, 2016, 5-7 pm, East Seminar Room, G39, RSVP: rworstell@mfa.orgLearn more.

Public Art Boston’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh, with the Department of Public Works, the Boston Art Commission, and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, invite artists to submit proposals for a public art project in North Square. The City of Boston’s Public Works Department has allocated $200,000 from the North Square reconstruction project budget towards a public art project that will be incorporated into the reconstruction of the Square. Learn more.
Deadline: January 4, 2017

Outdoor Sculpture The Newton Festival of the Arts announces its first Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Sculpture will be installed on the grounds of Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA. The Festival is seeking proposals for new or existing works. Any sculptural medium is allowed, provided it can be safely installed and will require no maintenance throughout the duration of the Exhibition. All object-based sculptures must be securely mounted to the ground. Artists at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply. Joint applications are accepted. This is an open Call and is not limited to Newton sculptors. Learn more.
Deadline: January 23, 2017

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography is currently accepting entries for their upcoming juried exhibition Landscapes 2017. All artist renditions on the landscapes theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible for selection. Learn more.
Deadline: January 25, 2017

Call to Artists The Brookline Arts Center invites artists who reside in the United States to submit work for their exhibit Up/Rooted (March 17-April 21, 2017), juried by María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Artists are invited to submit work that explores origin, displacement and the influence of the past on the future. How do we connect with where we come from if we are no longer there? How does our sense of place relate to our culture and identity? We are looking for work that raises questions and draws influence from heritage, culture and familial traditions, and explores how we come to terms with being up/rooted. All media welcome. Entry fee is $30 for 1-3 submissions, $45 for 4-6. Learn more.
Deadline: January 27, 2017

Artist Residency The Boston Harbor [Re]Creation initiatives – an Artist In Residency, based on Spectacle Island; and a Temporary Sculpture Exhibition on Peddocks Island. Info Session: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5-7pm at the Boston Harbor Hotel Leventhal Room. Learn more.
Deadline: January 30, 2017  (11:59 pm)

Carry On Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016


Artist Residency Applications are being accepted for an extensive artist-in-residence program in 2017 at Gettysburg National Military Park. They are looking for artists who want to broaden their art practice while spending a full month at this historic battlefield. NPAF is looking for any sort of artwork, from traditional landscapes, photographers, to performers, installations, films/video, as well as as writers, poets, sound artists, and new arts media. Virtually any approach can find a place at Gettysburg — what matters is vision and talent. Learn more
Deadline: November 27, 2016

Filmmakers The Independent Film Festival Boston is currently accepting entries for their annual festival. Learn more.
Deadline: November 28, 2016 (regular), or December 12, 2016 (late)

Performing Artists Grants New England States Touring (NEST) provides support to New England-based nonprofit organizations (known as presenters) for performances and community activities by select New England performing artists. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Muslim Writers, Poets Halal If You Hear Me seeks submission for new anthology of writings by Muslims who are queer, women, genderqueer, nonbinary, or trans. Editors Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo are looking for poems and essays “on any theme.” Writers are invited to submit up to five poems or two essays (no longer than three pages) and a cover letter with contact info and a short bio. Those interested should write:
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Call to Artists
The Gallery at Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill in Sharon, MA is accepting entries for their juried exhibit, Sky…Looking Up (January 2016– April 2017). It will showcase artists’ observations and perceptions about any of these wonders in the sky, simple or complex: the moon, sun, planets, clouds and stars – the possibilities are infinite! Artists’ can express their work in any chosen medium, style or interpretation. Any medium is acceptable for the show, artists are invited to submit up to five (8”x10”) photo prints of images intended for the exhibit, not matted or framed, for judging purposes only. All prints must be labeled on the back with contact information, dimensions, title, and medium. Entry fee is $15; please provide a stamped return envelope if you would like your photos returned. Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon, MA 02067. For additional information, please contact Jan Nareski Goba at
Deadline: December 5, 2016

Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library presents monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in their two exhibiting spaces, the Gallery and Main Hall. Applications are now being accepted for exhibits for their July-December 2017 time period. All work presented must be original and produced within the last three years. Learn more.
Deadline: December 9, 2016 (12:00 pm)

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography is currently accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition Animalia. The juror is Arlette Kayafas. Learn more.
Deadline: December 14, 2016

Crafts Artists The Nichols House Museum is seeking emerging artists working in craft disciplines (textiles, ceramics or woodworking) to submit proposals for works to be installed in the museum for an exhibit that will be on view from March to August 2017. The Nichols House Museum aims to position the history of the Nichols family in dialogue with a wide range of perspectives to create new and mindful interpretations of the house. Learn more.
Deadline: January 16, 2017

Exhibition Proposals The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) is seeking proposals from artists, for exhibitions in 2017, two of which will be chosen to receive an honorarium grant.  They will award the two grants of $1,000 for two five-week exhibition slots available in the spring of 2017. The grants will cover the cost of the exhibition space—for the selected artists—plus postcard printing and mailing. Each proposed exhibition will include two or more artists and include at least one RNAC artist member. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Music Rehearsal Space Artists and arts groups can submit their proposal for the use of space within the AT&T Boylston flagship store in Boston for small group or individual music rehearsals. The selected artists or group will enter into an agreement with the AT&T Boylston store for free rehearsal space according to the space availability and requirements stated below. This Call for Artists is for free rehearsal space only and does not come with any funding. This call is open to individual artists, non profits, and artist groups. You do not need to be a non-profit organization to apply, Boston residency is preferred. Learn more.

Artist Opportunities Plays On

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016


“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” Stella Adler

Call to Artists The Paradise City Arts Festivals presents New England’s leading shows of handmade design, painting and sculpture. Paradise City’s events showcase  innovative work in all media in beautiful indoor settings, with outdoor space available for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists are encouraged. For 22 years Paradise City has been known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists. Apply online to the Spring 2017 shows in Marlborough and Northampton, MA.  Learn more.

Grant for Women Cinematographer The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by a female cinematographer. Recipients of the grant receive a loaned camera package for up to 21 production days. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Grant for Artists, Video/Filmmakers The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2016

Artist Residency The Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency is an artists-in-residence program that provides artists with an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s masters in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Since the program began in 1982, over 3500 artists have been served from the US and around the world. Learn more.
Deadline: January 22, 2017

Call to Artists  Request for Proposals: A Fort Point Arts Community Exhibition at the Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Boston.  Inter-dimensional Ports of Whatsoever, curated by Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez. We are witnesses of our changing histories throughout the globe. Relocation and migration experiences inform who we are and how we see the world. The places that we have called home and the new experiences these locations bring reveal personal truths. There is a place which lies in-between the old and the new; expanding our visions and sense of placement. New perspectives and dimensions are brought into our lives through this lens of personal truth. Artists are encouraged to submit work for inter-dimensional ports of whatsoever that convey ideas of personal transformation and related trajectories with emphasis on galactic, historical and/or current social frameworks. Works may be inspired by science fiction and/or spiritual and physical evolutions with historical references and/or imagery. Relocation and migration related to current events that include social injustices and victories can also be a point of departure. Any medium, including video, photography and performance-based works are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2016 (12:00 midnight EST)

Public Art The Art Selection Committee of the Stanley A. Ringer Park memorials project invites artists and landscape designers to forward public art qualifications for one or several transformative, permanent public art installations that will serve as a tribute to four cherished community members inside Ringer Park. The proposed memorials project will honor Stanley A. Ringer, William Margolin, Brian Honan and Dawnn Jaffier. The project is intended to contribute to the safety of Stanley A. Ringer Park while recognizing the civic and community contributions of the honorees. A number of potential sites have been identified within Ringer Park, a 12.38-acre park located in the heart of the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston. Final sites and specific tributes will be determined during the art selection process. The selection process will lead to the identification of one or several artists/teams who will develop one or several concepts for one or several sites. The Urban Culture Institute is facilitating the art selection process. Learn more.

Photo credit: Photograph of the late, great, Leon Russell. From the collection of the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Artist Opportunities Passes the Torch

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016


Today’s election day. C’mon America, shine brightly and vote

Call to Artists Apply to participate in the Arts and Cultural Inclusion symposium at UMass Boston November 22, 2016. The full-day event will showcase artists using various mediums to convey experiences and issues related to cultural and social inclusion. The symposium will feature an artist panel, TEDx style talks, and artist-led workshops covering topics such as globalization versus appropriation, humanities and healing, and ethnography through performance, and the business side of social practice. Learn more.

Choreograpers The Boston Dance Alliance has announced that BDA member choreographers now have an option to rent rehearsal space on the Boston side of the river at The Lyric Stage at below market rates. The partnership between the Lyric Stage and Boston Dance Alliance is a direct response to the Boston Creates Cultural Plan released this past summer, establishing an interdisciplinary partnership and leveraging a valuable resource that helps artists develop their work. Learn more.

Call to Cape Cod Artists The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will host its 10th Annual Member Winter Art Exhibit Personal Space in January/February 2017 at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. All Cape Cod established and emerging artists submit art for consideration and are selected by jury. Learn more.
Deadline: November 11, 2016 (midnight)

Fund for Boston Artists The Opportunity Fund grant aims to support individual artists in Boston for activities that continue their education and skill building, or helps them share their work or teach others. Additionally, teachers may use this fund for field trips. This grant will fund specific needs, such as materials, professional development costs, conference fees, travel related to professional development, stipends for teaching artists, field trips, or anything that helps you share your work with the public. Applicants may request up to $1,000. $10,000 will be available per month until it runs out. Learn more.
Deadline: Application available from November 1 -November 15, 2016

Poets Entries are being accepted for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. An award of publication by Yale University Press is given annually for a poetry collection by an early-career poet who has not published a full-length book of poetry. Carl Phillips will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2016

Call for Art Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA, is currently accepting entries for their exhibiton Iteration, selected by Boston-based artists: Denise Driscoll (Fountain Street Fine Art) & Nathalie Miebach (Miller Yezerski Gallery). Seeking work of all 2D, 3D and time-based media that employs pattern through an iterative process.
Open to all U.S. residents. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. Accepting work in all media. Learn more.
Deadline: December 18, 2016 (11:59PM)

Call for Artists Treat Gallery in New York is ringing in 2017 with Rest and Relaxation. Keep your conceptually heavy work at home for this one – they want art that mirrors leisure. In a world where it’s ever more difficult to escape work, it’s good to be reminded to #treatyoself. Artists who interpret the theme Rest and Relaxation in their work are welcome to apply. Application details website under “rest and relaxation”  Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2016 (midnight)

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Monmouth Museum’s 38th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: December 4, 2016 (midnight EST)

Winter Field Studies in Art and Nature ART+BIO Collaborative, a nonprofit organization, offers educational travel courses that integrate field biology and art. This course is 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. We 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. Dates: January 10-15, 2017. Learn more.

Image credit: Black and white photograph of Mae West wearing American flag. From Vanity Fair magazine, 1938.

Cuckoo For Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

The clock is ticking. Be sure to vote.

Free Event: The Tenth Annual Artists Under the Dome Event 2016 is tomorrow, Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Massachusetts State House’s Great Hall. Learn more.

Of Note: Mass Audubon’s Lucy Gertz talks about their accessible nature trails on CreativeMinds, a podcast for Arts and Culture Nerds.

Call for Art Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery in Amherst is currently accepting submissions for their 6th Annual Small Works Show. Each artist may submit one work. Work must be for sale and priced at or under $500. Outside dimension, including frame, must be no larger than 15 x 15 inches. Work must be framed (2D), or able to sit on a pedestal (3D). Learn more.
Deadline: November 7, 2016

Call to Artists The Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery at Bunker Hill Community College will present Gathering: Native American Massachusetts Regional Artists, a group exhibition of Masssachusetts and border state Native American fine arts and craft (November 14 – December 2016). Artists’ Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2016 6 – 8pm A300/Art Gallery. This exhibit will assemble Native American fine artists and artisans representative from Massachusetts and New England regional border states and local area artist with work featuring Native American subject matter, to showcase their works in varied mediums giving voice to current local and national Native American issues, themes, and movements at the intersection of traditional crafts and contemporary fine art. The exhibit is intended for general audience viewing and in particular broad academic use within VMA Dept. courses; Art History, studio and design classes, as well a,s courses in History and Government, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology and Social Justice as subject matter is sure to underscore themes of Indigenous Nation Pride, oppression, marginalized groups, the resurrection of the national Native American movement in its fight for promised rights, land, poverty remediation, educational access, and preservation of cultural traditions through the representation of traditional craft and imagery. Inclusion into this show is on-going. Please contact Laura Montgomery or send images to: for immediate response and consideration. Accepted work will need to be hand-delivered to the campus on November 10 -11, 2016, or before, or by special delivery by pre-arrangement.

Greater Boston Performing Artists Grant The Boston Foundation is now accepting applications for their first ever Live Arts Boston grant for performing arts. Grant awards up to $15,000 will be given out to individuals, groups and organizations. Priority criteria include the creation of new works; presenting culturally specific works; forging unique, interdisciplinary partnerships; and pushing creative boundaries, risk taking and innovation. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2016

Artist Mentorship Program ArtsWorcester has announced a new, competitive mentorship program for selected artists. Five artists will be selected and matched with mentors for a four-month program designed to propel the artist to the next level in their careers. The mentors for this first session are Lisa Barthelson, Carrie Crane, Roger Hankins, Carlotta Miller, and Tyler Vance. Learn more.
Deadline: November 23, 2016

Performing Artists Grants USArtists International supports performances by American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2016 (11:59 PM ET)

Professional Development Residency Program Apply for MASS MoCA’s new residency program for artists & writers — the Studios at MASS MoCA — in North Adams, MA, for 1-8 week sessions available March 31, 2017 – October 5, 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: January 10, 2017

Call for Art Lancaster’s historic Bulfinch Meetinghouse is turning 200 years old in 2016. To celebrate the milestone anniversary of this historic landmark and architectural gem, the Bulfinch 200 Committee is holding a series of events in 2016 and 2017, including an Art Show & Competition. The theme for the art show is “A Sense of Place.” Submissions of paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture/3-D artwork are accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Artist Residency The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. They host one artist in each of the following categories; Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking, Social Justice. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Artist Opportunities Wake Up Call

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016


Early Voting has begun in Massachusetts. Make your voice heard and vote!  

Speak Your Mind The MCC  is seeking public input for the development of a new strategic plan that will guide us for the next five years. To assist in this process, we are conducting two online surveys, one targeted to the interests of Massachusetts organizations and schools, and the other to individual artists. Take the individual artist survey. We are also holding a series of public meetings.
Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2016 (5 p.m.)

Poets Entries are currently being accepted for the North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize. Winner receives a prize of $1,000 and publication in North American Review for a poem. Major Jackson will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2016

Poets Entries are being accepted for the Academy of American Poets’ Walt Whitman Award which designates a prize of $5,000, publication by Graywolf Press, and a six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy. The award is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet who has not published a book of poems in a standard edition. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2016

Call for Artists The Somerville Local Arts Mall is a pop-up market that will feature the work of 23 local artists. Their goal is to create a space in vibrant Union Square to connect the fantastic population of creators with the fabulous population of creative consumers. The market will run for one month from November 20th to December 17th. Spaces available range in size and price. All purchases will be made through a centralized point-of-sale, and participating artists will share staffing responsibilities, so each artist staffs only 4 days for a month of 7-days-a-week shopping exposure. Learn more.
Deadline: November 4, 2016

Call for Exhibition Proposals Proposals are now being sought for an exhibitions for Winter 2017 at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA. Their Curatorial Proposal Series provides the opportunity for artists of all media and experience levels to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art, with guidance and support from Gallery 263. Open to solo and group proposals. Learn more.
Deadline: November 13, 2016 (11:59pm)

Residency Partnership Program Chamber Music America (CMA) offers support through its Residency Partnership Program for professional ensembles and presenters to build audiences for classical/contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music through residency projects. Funding is intended for activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series. Grant support of up to $6,000 is available; residencies must take place within a one-month period. Applicants must be Chamber Music America members at the Organization level at time of submission. Learn more.
Deadline: November 20, 2016 (midnight)

Artist Residency The Plumbing Museum in partnership with J.C. Cannistraro invites one visual artist from the New England area to apply for a three month residency program. Selected artist will receive a non-living studio space, $2000 stipend, recycled fabrication materials, as well as access to welding equipment, plasma cutters, and a wood shop available upon request. The focus of the program is to support independent projects exploring the relationship between art and industrial technology. Learn more
Deadline: January 1, 2017

Artist Opportunities Patterns

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016



Grant Program The MAP Fund is founded on the principle that exploration drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine. MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry. MAP awards $1 million annually to up to 40 projects in the range of $10,000 – $45,000 per grant. Learn more.
Deadline: October 28, 2016

Poets Entries are currently being accepted for the American Poetry Review’s Honickman First Book Prize of $3,000 and publication by American Poetry Review. The award is given annually for a first poetry collection. The winning book is distributed by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium. Gabrielle Calvocoressi will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2016

Artist Residency I-Park, East Haddam, CT (U.S.), is hosting its sixth international, multi-disciplinary Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale. The three-week residency begins on Monday, May 15, 2017 and will culminate in a public exhibition on June 4, 2017. The residency will be devoted exclusively to the 10 – 12 artists/designers who will be invited to create new works for the exhibition. The term ‘site-responsive’ is construed broadly to encompass the various aspects of the project site: natural, built, social – and is also sensitive to the various dimensions of time. Artists/designers working in all creative disciplines, including Landscape/Garden/Ecological Design and Architecture, are encouraged to apply. A stipend of between $2,200 and $3,000 will be awarded to each artist or collaborating team, depending on their particular travel circumstances. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2016

Call for Artists Kingston Gallery seeks regionally-based artists to join its gallery membership either as member artists, associate member artists, or emerging artists. The gallery showcases a diverse range of contemporary art in a mutually supportive environment that encourages experimentation and growth. The gallery is governed and run by dues-paying, exhibiting artist members. Learn more.
Deadlines: November 15, 2016

Choreographers Applications for the 2017 BDA Rehearsal and Retreat Fellowship, made possible by the Aliad Fund at The Boston Foundation, are now available. This special program, enhanced and improved based on the experiences of former grantees, supports choreographers creating ensemble work and pays the dancers rehearsal stipends. Learn more.
Deadline: November 18, 2016 (5:00 pm)

Photographers The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites photographers to submit images to their online competition, Set in Motion. All winners will be displayed in their online gallery at First Place $500, Second Place $200 and Third Place $100. The Cultural Center directors will jury. Learn more.
Deadline: January 20, 2017

Artist Opportunities Decision Time

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016


Early voting opportunities exist in Massachusetts this year. Learn more.

Call for Artists Seeking a group of artists in any discipline to participate in “Kino Creativo,” an eight-day field-based trip to Bahia de Kino, Mexico. Short classes about the history, culture, and ecology of the region will be given; the rest of the trip will provide time and space for artists to work on individual or collaborative projects. They’ll take daily trips to a variety of local areas including estuaries, islands, offshore, and into the Sonoran Desert. The program takes place at the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies. Learn more.

Artist Fellowships National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Fund for the Arts supports US-based Latino artists and arts organizations in the development, creation, presentation and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to professional and organizational growth. They are offering awards from $5,000 – $15,000. Learn more.
Deadline: October 13, 2016

Artist Residency Applications are being accepted by the Lighthouse Works in Fisher Island, NY. Their primary purpose is to provide artists with the space and time, free from material concerns, to do their best creative work. Their fellowship program accepts artists working in a wide range of disciplines, but are best able to accommodate visual artists, writers, and musicians. They offer $1750 in stipends, room, board and studio space. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2015

Artist Residency for Women with Dependent Child The Women’s Studio Workshop’s Parent Residency Grant in Rosendale, NY, is currently accepting applications. They are offering a four-week grant for a woman artist with a dependent child/children under the age of 15. The grant includes a $1000 stipend for child care, free housing and a travel stipend of $250 for one round trip for the artist/family. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2016

Local Cultural Council Grants Applications are being accepted for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s LCC grants. Learn more.
Deadline: October 17, 2016 (11:59 PM)

Massachusetts Artists Assets for Artists is accepting applications for its Matched Savings Program and fall Professional Development Workshops – learn more. If you are an artist living in Holyoke or Lawrence, take note: Assets for Artists is offering additional opportunities in these communities.
Deadline: October 17, 2016

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the 4th Annual LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards. Awards will include a digital gallery exhibition at the International Center of Photography Museum in New York City, $20,000 in grants, opportunities for exposure at over 50 international photography festivals, inclusion in the upcoming photobook, The Best of LensCulture Today: 150 Contemporary Photographers. Learn more.
Deadline: October 18, 2016

Call for Art The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA, is currently accepting entries for their juried small works show Off the Wall. This show is open to all 2D and 3D artists who work on a small scale. Work must be original and have been completed in the past three years. Learn more.
Deadline: October 28, 2016 (5:00 pm)

Of Note: Artists Under the Dome annual event on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016


Call for Cape Cod Artists The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will host its Annual Member Winter Art Exhibit January/February 2017 at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The 2017 exhibit Personal Space will feature local artists interpretations of that theme. All Cape Cod established and emerging artists submit art for consideration and are selected by jury. Learn more.
Deadline: November 11, 2016 (midnight)

Filmmakers Entries are now being accepted for the Independent Film Festival. They are considering both feature-length and short subject in Narrative, Documentary, Animation, and Experimental. Learn more.
Deadline: November 28, 2016

Photographers The Cultural Center of Cape Cod has announced a call for photography for their exhibition Set in Motion. All winners will be displayed in their online gallery at Cash prizes awarded. Register with CaFE to enter.
Deadline: January 20, 2017 (11:59pm)

Call for Student Artists Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA, is currently accepting applications to the fall cycle of their Student Artist Membership program. This program is designed to support the careers of emerging artists. Learn more.


Artist Opportunities Follow the Beat

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016


Call for Sculptors Lena Park Community Development Corporation in Dorchester, MA is seeking resumes and photos of work from sculptors who have completed large outdoor installations. The theme of their project is “21st century technology with a focus on steam (science, technology, engineering, art and math). The project site is in Mattapan, MA. The selected artist will use a team of local teens to create the concept and complete the work, which will take place in  2017/18. The selected artist will work with a landscape architect and a small committee of staff, board and residents, as well as the teens. Artist fee: maximum of $12,000 (exclusive of materials). Please contact Andrea Kaiser, Interim Executive Director at For further information call 617-533-8133 X 12. Learn more.

Dance Touring Grants The National Dance Project Touring Awards are currently accepting applications. NDP Touring Awards support U.S. tours of dance works by national and international artists with up to $35,000 in subsidy reserved for each project’s tour through NDP Presentation Grants. National and international choreographers and companies with a project premiering before June 1, 2017 and a planned U.S. tour during the NDP touring period of June 1, 2017-November 30, 2018 are eligible to apply. Learn more.
Deadline:  October 11, 2016

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography is currently accepting entries for their open themed Portfolio ShowCase 10. One artist will be selected to receive the $3,000 ShowCase Award and a solo exhibition at C4FAP. Ten photographers will be chosen to have their twelve-image portfolios published in the Center’s Portfolio ShowCase eBook. There will be an accompanying online exhibition with links to artist’s websites. In addition, two selected images from each artist will be exhibited at The Center for Fine Art Photography in the Portfolio ShowCase Group Exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: November 16, 2016

Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library presents monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in their two exhibiting spaces, the Gallery and Main Hall. They are a state-of-the-art facility visited by more than 15,000 people weekly. The Library Art Committee meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. Applications are now being accepted for exhibits for the July-December 2017 time period. Learn more.
Deadline: December 9, 2016 (12 noon)

Artist Grants The Puffin Foundation provides grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.  Fine Arts and Video/Film must be the primary category of the project. The Fine Arts category includes a broad range of creative endeavors such as painting, drawing, weaving, crafts, collage and sculpture. Photograph and digital media projects should not be submitted since they will be considered in 2018. They will not consider Fine Arts/artwork proposals intended to supplement a theater or music work since those are disciplines they fund in even years. Proposals for radio based projects may be submitted under the Video/Film category. Projects in other disciplines will not be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2016

Video and Film Sesame Studios YouTube Channel is looking for fresh creative talent to dazzle and delight preschoolers. Must be 18 years or older and be submitting original content. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Playwrights MultiStages, a multicultural, multidisciplinary theatre company located in New York City, is seeking original, unproduced, high quality full-length multidisciplinary plays by established and emerging writers for its eighth New Works Contest. The Contest Winner will receive a Workshop Staged Reading with professional actors or a Fully-Staged Production at a reputable theatre in New York City under an AEA approved code. The Finalists will receive a Staged Reading with professional actors in the New Works Festival. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2016

Image credit: Photograph of Sir Neville Marriner, founder of the orchestra at the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

Registering Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016


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Of Note: Crafts, Dramatic Writing, Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellowships. The 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Program deadline is approaching. The Artist Fellowships are grants for individual artists in recognition of artistic excellence. Fellowship awards are currently $12,000. Finalist awards are $1,000. Applications are now being accepted in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. Read full program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application instructions.
Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016

Writers Entries are currently being accepted for the University of Massachusetts Press Juniper Prizes. Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication by University of Massachusetts Press are given annually for a first poetry collection, a poetry collection, a short story collection, and a novel or novella. The creative writing faculty at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Writing Fellowships The American Academy in Berlin is accepting applications for their Berlin Prize Fellowships of which up to five residential fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to spend an academic semester in residence at the Hans Arnhold Center at the American Academy in Berlin. Fellows receive a $5,000 monthly stipend, lodging, partial board, and round-trip airfare. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Call for Art Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA, is currently accepting entries for their exhibition boXed. This call seeks work of all subject matter presented in a box or container. The enclosure may be open or closed and/or in some cases interactive. Assemblage is encouraged; however, all 2D and 3D media as well as video will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: October 8, 2016

Boston Visual Artists Five artists who have lived, worked, taught, and exhibited in Boston for decades have organized a get-together to celebrate Boston’s visual artists. When the Globe recently announced it was cutting arts coverage, there was a big response and we wondered what they could do. They decided to start with an event for artists to meet more artists in order to broaden and strengthen their community. Artists for Humanity, in South Boston, will host the event, the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston is sponsoring. Join them at Artist to Artist on Sunday, October 9, 3-5pm. Meet Greater Boston’s visual artists, ones you know and ones you don’t know. They’ll have light refreshments, a free raffle with gifts, sign up sheets for future events like studio visits, get-togethers over wine or coffee, arts advocacy, and gallery tours. Groups that work their behalf, like MASSCreative, Medicine Wheel Productions, and Artmorpheus will be handing out information. Sign up right away to reserve a place as space is limited. You can also go to Artist to Artist on Eventbrite.

Call for Art The Blue Mountain Gallery in Chelsea, NY, has annouced a call for art for their 2017 juried exhibition. The juror is Priscilla Vail Caldwell. Two-dimensional media only, including painting, drawing, printmaking, pastel and mixed Media. Learn more.
Deadline: October 17, 2016

Playwrights Applications for the Huntington Playwriting Fellows 2017-2019 Cohort program are now being sought. Huntington Playwriting Fellows are awarded two-year residencies during which they receive a modest honorarium from the theatre, participate in a writers’ collective with the artistic staff, attend Huntington productions and events, and are eligible for readings and support through the Breaking Ground Reading Series and the Summer Workshop. Learn more.
Deadline: October 27, 2016 (11:59PM)

Call for Nominations The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) seeks nominations for the 2017 Commonwealth Awards, the state’s highest honor in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.
Deadline: October 28, 2016 (noon)