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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)