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Artist Opportunities Downpour

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Call to Artists The city of Pittsfield is looking for artists for the Pittsfield Paintbox Program which is intended to bring paintings to the streets’ utility boxes (load centers). Artists will transform the typically drab electrical boxes, increasing the vibrancy of the artful streetscape. Participating Paintbox artists may receive a $400 stipend ($150 supply stipend upon acceptance of their designs + $250 stipend upon completion of their boxes). Learn more.

Call for Boston Poets  The Mayor’s Poetry Program is accepting submissions to display selected poems on the walls of City Hall. Poets who live or work in Boston are invited to send in their work in order to help celebrate the city through poetry and to remind people what a culturally exciting city Boston is. Learn more.
Deadline: March 18, 2016

Call for Artists, Musicians, Performers The Somerville Arts Council and Greg Cook, the fellow behind last year’s “Pity Party,” are looking for your help for the “Tiny Tall Ships Festival” in Union Square on the afternoon of May 14 (rain date May 15). The festival is a celebration of everything tiny and nautical. Seeking artists to make small ships, sea monsters, mermaids, icebergs, submarines, whales and other floating sculptures to float in lots of kiddie pools and/or race in a temporary lagoon; bands and DJs to play nautical/pirate/mermaid tunes; crafters who make things on these themes who would like to sell their crafts. Learn more.
Deadline: March 19, 2016

Call to Artists The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, in partnership with Lowell National Historical Park, invites artists to enter their national juried exhibition, celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service. Artists are encouraged to submit works that represent a broad view of interpretations to include environmental, ecological, cultural, historical, and political ideas. The jurors will consider a range of work from traditional representation to experimental in concept. Exhibition on display May 7 – June 10, 2016. $500 Prize for Best in Show. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2016

Arts, Crafts, & Talent in Somerville The Somerville Arts Council is accepting applications for artists, crafters, and talent to participate in 2016 ArtBeat: Roots. ArtBeat is one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, craft vendors, food, and fun activities. There are separate calls for regional craft and fine art vendors as well as talent (musicians, performance artists, dancers, visual artists, storytellers, and more) to participate in the July 15-16 festival, themed “Roots.” Learn more.
Deadline for Craft/Art Vendors: April 1, 2016
Deadline for Talent: April 6, 2016

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for DownStreet Art 2016. Entry is open to all artists working in any media living or working within 20 miles of North Adams, MA. This year, there are 3 opportunities for artists, 1) call for exhibitions, 2) DownStreet Art Projects, 3) Creative Business Incubator. Learn More.
Deadline April 15, 2016

Residencies for Writers and Poets Cirenaica is an artist residency nestled on 43 acres of hills, farmland, and forest in the quaint village of Fall Creek, Wisconsin. Cirenaica (translated from a Uruguayan fisherman language meaning “siren of the sea”) is the perfect getaway for working artists, a picturesque retreat that offers the splendor of small town life, while preserving the solitude necessary for pursuing one’s craft. Writers and poets can spend time working closely with writers including Wisconsin poet laureate Kimberly Blaeser, former Wisconsin poet laureate Max Garland, Nickolas Butler, Erika Janik, John Hildebrand, and B.J. Hollars. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2016

Call to LGBT New England Artists Alternative Art Space in partnership with Boston Pride invites LGBT New England Artists to submit work for a juried show, with the aim to address the 2016 Boston Pride theme, Solidarity Through Pride. All 2D media to be considered with a finished/framed size no larger than 20” at the largest dimension. No video or sculpture. Learn more.
Deadline: April 25, 2016 (12:00 pm)

Call for Artists The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport is currently accepting proposals from emerging and established artists for its upcoming exhibition season. Artists will be selected by blind review for 12 one-person monthly exhibits from October 2016 – September 2017. Only 2D wall-hung artwork is eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2016

Guest Artist Program The 2016/2017 Guest Artist Program in Natick offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to further develop their work, to establish professional contacts and standards, and to work within a supportive community of like-minded individuals. An independent jury of established working artists who work in the Natick Center Cultural District chooses finalists on the basis of artistic merit. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2016

Call for Artists The Arno Maris Gallery at Westfield State University is seeking visual imagery in all media for the Latinx exhibit that is celebrating the Hispanic/Latin Heritage Month. The exhibit is from September 1, 2016-October 14, 2016. Seeking visual art and decorative arts that highlight the Hispanic/Latin culture. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2016

Public Art Funding The Harvard-Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund supports projects in Allston/Brighton that enhance the public realm and for which public sources of financing may be unavailable or inadequate. Projects may include improvements in public parks and open space, neighborhood beautification, streetscape improvements, public safety projects, and public art, including functional art such as benches or bike racks. Two categories of grants have been defined: small (under $50,000) and large (over $50,000). Learn more.
Deadline: May 2, 2016

Image credit: Buster Keaton walking in the rain holding an umbrella. In public domain.

Cosmic Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016


Find your star power.

Call to Artists  Applications are now being accepted for the Arts at Haborfest at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston (Saturday July 2nd, 11 am to 5 pm). The event is for local artists to exhibit and sell their artwork underneath the trellis in the park, and for Plein Air painters to paint during the event and have a Wet Paint Sale at the end of the day. Space is limited to 20 artists exhibiting under the trellis plus 20 Plein Air Painters painting through the park. Preference will be given to artists who have some nautical themed work. They will supply a tent structure, booth sitters to watch your equipment while you park and to give restroom breaks. Plein Air Painters can choose their location in the vicinity of Christopher Columbus Park– from the Harbor to Faneuil Hall, North End to Aquarium. Booth Fee: $150 to exhibit and sell your artwork underneath the trellis, $50 for Plein Air Painters. All proceeds for the wet paint sales will remain the artist’s. Painters must bring their own easels, chairs, whatever you need. If Plein Air Painters wish to bring & sell additional artwork beyond the Wet Paint painting, they may opt to pay the $150 booth fee the others are paying rather than the $50 entrance fee. To apply email the following: your name, address, medium, a paragraph about yourself and/or your artwork, three jps of the work you plan to bring to the event. Accepted artists will be sent an invoice from Square to pay their booth fee. At that point you may opt to mail a check if you prefer; mailing address will be supplied at that time.
Deadline: Juried on a rolling basis as the applications are received.

Short Stories Entries are now being accepted for the Nelligan prize of $2,000 and publication in Colorado Review for a short story. Gish Jen will judge. There are no theme restrictions, but stories must be at least 10 pages (or 2500 words) but no more than 50 pages (12,500 words). All manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced. Learn more.
Deadline: March 14, 2016

Artist Residency Gallery 263 in Cambridge is is offering their 700-square foot space to artists of all media and experience levels for 7 weeks in the Summer of 2016. This is a non-live-in, shared residency opportunity, and will be awarded to up to four solo artists or one collective of artists. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2016 (11:59pm)

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the group exhibition SEXTET at the Limner Gallery from June 23 – July 23, 2016. Six artists will be presented in this exhibition, with each exhibiting three or more works. Entry is open to all artists working in any media. Learn more.
Deadline April 30, 2016.

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted by 6 Bridges Gallery, Maynard, MA for a juried exhibit titled: Bridges, juried by Shana Dumont Garr, a Boston-based arts writer, curator, and educator. Artists may submit work that reflects the theme of bridges, taken in the broadest sense. Bridges connote links, connections, and bonds—both physical and emotional—between people and things. Learn more.
Deadline: May 13, 2016

Project Proposals The inaugural Re:NEW Festival seeks submissions from artists and performers across the U.S. that explore the themes of creative reuse, transformation, and sustainability in thoughtful, engaging, and diverse ways. The festival takes place in Pittsburgh September 9 – October 9, 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2016

Image credit: Photograph of astronaut Chris Hadfield. Credit: Chris Hadfield/YouTube.

Primary Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Primary Colors

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Boston Area Poets Boston’s Department of Arts and Culture will display selected poems on the walls of city hall. Poets who reside or work in Boston are invited to send in work to help celebrate the city through poetry and to remind people of what a culturally exciting city Boston is to live and work in. Learn more.
Deadline: March 11, 2016

Public Space New Urban Mechanics, the Boston Art Commission, and the City’s Streets cabinet are seeking project ideas that explore the interplay of analog and digital in the city’s streetscape. Learn more.
Deadline: April 3, 2016 (11:59 PM EST)

Art Festival The Boston Arts Festival 2016 (Saturday, September 10, 11 am to 6pm) will occur at the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park along Boston Harbor between the North End and Long Wharf. The Boston Arts Festival will showcase 75 fine artists and artisans, and also include a performing arts stage with a variety of live music throughout the day. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2016

Artist Residency Applications are now being accepted for the The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. The MacDowell Colony facilitates a balance between focused work and interdisciplinary interaction among composers, writers, architects, film and video artists, playwrights, interdisciplinary artists and visual artists. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2016

Artist Residency Applications are currently being accepted for the National Parks Arts Foundation’s Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii artist residency. This Residency features: housing inside the Park on the Island of Maui, free use of the Wilderness Cabins in the park, and a venue for the artist’s public presentation. Learn more.
Deadline: April 20, 2016


Twisting Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016


Fiction The Glimmer Train Press is currently accepting entries for their Short Story Award for New Writers. A prize of $2,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given three times a year for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Learn more.
Deadline: February 29, 2016

Call for Artists Entries are now being accepted for re: Development, a Fort Point Arts Community Exhibition at the Gallery at Atlantic WharfWorks in Boston. The show is designed to have artists to reconsider their definitions of development in order to unveil the true potential of private and shared public spaces. All media will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: March 4, 2016

Public Art The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco is currently calling artists to submit proposals for a public art to be placed at the rooftop park at 500 Pine Street, SF. Project budget is $145,000. Open to international artists. Learn more.
Deadline: March 14, 2016

Visual Artist Residency The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in New Mexico provides studio based visual artists with the opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for a whole year. In residence grants are offered to all professional visual artists 21 years of age or older, involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and other fine art media. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2016

Exhibition Proposals NURTUREart in Brooklyn, NY, is currently accepting proposals from emerging artists and curators for their 2016/17 exhibition season. Emerging artists wishing to present new ideas and projects in the context of a gallery space and emerging independent curators committed to developing their professional practice are invited to submit exhibition proposals. Learn more.
Deadline: March 25, 2016 (midnight)

Playwrights The Department of Theatre at The College at Brockport – State University of New York has announced a call for its tenth biennial Festival of Ten-Minute Plays. Each script must have a running time of seven to fourteen minutes. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2016 (midnight EST)

Image credit: Album cover photograph of Bobby Rydell and Chubby Checker song The Twist.

Artist Opportunities Knuckleball

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Dreams renewed on April 4, 2016 (opening day)!

Of Note: The New England Foundation for the Art’s online directory CreativeGround, allows artists of all disciplines to create free profiles.

Summer Studio/Exhibition Residency Room 83 Spring in Watertown, MA is accepting proposals for their July/August 2016 summer studio/exhibition residency. The space includes 750sf storefront studio/gallery, a/c, parking and T accessible. Sliding scale rental. Submit a proposal describing your project or need, website link and 5 images. Candidates will be asked for an interview and references.

Choreographers aMaSSiT, a choreographic development course at The Dance Complex, was introduced in Fall of 2013. The focus continues to be on skills-building for dance-makers- either those early in their choreographic ventures or for those wishing to refresh earlier choreographic studies. Learn more.
Deadline: February 22, 2016

Short Plays, Musicals The Midtown International Theatre Festival Short Subjects in New York is seeking short plays and musicals. Learn more.
Deadline: February 22, 2015

Call For Self-Portraits  JanKossen, a contemporary art gallery in NY, is now accepting entries for their second annual juried group show FRESH! 2016: 50 Faces, examining contemporary portraiture. The gallery invites artists to demonstrate their artistic approach in the presentation of self-portraits to be exhibited from July 7-August 13, 2016. All visual media accepted. Learn more.
Deadline(s): March 17, 2016

Classical, Contemporary Composers Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals, offers support to U.S.-based classical/contemporary ensembles, presenters and festivals for commissioning American composers to create new chamber works. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2016 (11:59 PM E.S.T)

Call for Art In recognition of its 175th Anniversary, the Lowell Cemetery invites entries for the Monuments, Memorials and Memories: Images of the Lowell Cemetery Art Exhibition, to be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Lowell Cemetery, Lawrence Street, Lowell, MA, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. The Lowell Cemetery, founded in 1841, is one of the first garden-styled cemeteries in the United States and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more.
Deadline: May 20, 2016

Call for Art The Post Office Gallery in North Truro on Cape Cod invites all visual artists to submit to any of their four annual summer themed, juried exhibits. Selections will be based on artistic and creative quality and space allotment. No entry fee. Retail price assumes a typical 50% gallery commission. All medium considered. Up to three high quality jpeg submissions may be made for each event. Include your name, the title, medium and dimensions of each work in the body of the e-mail to Learn more. Deadline for All Aboard, May 20, 2016 (Opening: June 26); deadline for Rhythm and Blues, June 10, 2016 (Opening: July 17); deadline for Broken, July 1, 2016 (Opening: August 7); deadline for Outta’ Sight, July 22, 2016 (Opening August 28)

Image credit:  Drawing of athletes trying to hit a baseball. Animated by rotating in steps of 1/13 rotation (according to Muybridge’s instructions) at a frame rate of 10/sec. In public domain.

Ready for My Close-Up Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016


Of Note: StageSource’s Job Fair is held on Saturday, February 20th, at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston. Positions include Production, Design, Tech, Administration, Summer Stock, Internships. Learn more.

Artist Residency The Public Art Residency at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) will be selected through a juried, open call process. This twelve-week, process-oriented residency provides an environment for artists to experiment with their craft, develop their focus or test new ideas while simultaneously engaging in active public dialogue. The residency is awarded to one artist (or artist team) per year to create a temporary public artwork for the BCA’s historic plaza that highlights the BCA as an artistic hub. The program encourages artists to connect to the public not only by way of the completed, temporary artwork, but also throughout the process of developing and realizing their residency project. Artist or artist team will receive studio space and $6000 to fund the project. Learn more.
Deadline: February 21, 2016

Arts Conference Scholarships Scholarship opportunities are available to Massachusetts-based artists and professionals interested in attending the 2016 Annual Americans for the Arts Convention in Boston from June 16 -19, 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: February 26, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EST)

Call for Art  The City of Holyoke, as part of a Community Development Block Grant has been awarded funding to complete an art installation in and/or around the area of Depot Square and the Holyoke Rail Platform at the corners of Main and Dwight Streets. The City of Holyoke seeks proposals for a permanent art installation which may include, but is not limited to painting, sculpture, lighting, projection and/or mixed media; with a project budget not to exceed $18,000. The Call for Art invites qualified artists and/or design professionals that can conceive, create and install public art infrastructure as described herein to submit proposals to provide those specific services. For the complete Request for Proposals/Call for Art containing the Scope of Work and Proposal Submission Guidelines please contact David Martins, City of Holyoke Chief Procurement Officer at 413-322-5650.
Deadline: March 9, 2016 (10:00 a.m.)

Residency Artists in all media are invited to apply for the 2016 White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) Artist-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the WMNF, the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and Friends of Mead Base. The program highlights the ways in which the arts can be used to explore and interpret the forest environment and forest-related ideas and issues. The residency offers professional and emerging artists in any art form from around the country including visual and performing artists, craftspeople, writers, composers and choreographers, eco artists and media artists. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2016

Photographers The Griffin Museum of Photography is currently accepting entries for their 22nd Annual Juried Show, Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition. The juror is Elizabeth Avedon. Exhibition dates: July 7-August 28, 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2016

Open Call to Sculptors Boston Sculptors Gallery  is accepting letters of interest in membership. BSG is an artist-run, cooperative gallery of 36 members. Members exhibit every 24 – 30 months, receive promotional benefits including gallery web site, catalogs, group shows and invitational offerings. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2016

Call for Art/Technology Work The Boston Cyberarts Gallery, a non-profit space focusing on new and experimental media in Jamaica Plain, is looking for work that pairs art and technology in a thought provoking and visually engaging manner. They are particularly interested in pieces that use technology to facilitate art, or art to observe technology from a novel perspective, preferably some combination of the two. Boundary-pushing is desired and respected. Works that address, rather than use, technology on a conceptual level may also be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: April 3, 2016 (11:00 p.m.)

Call for Artists  The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities at Rutgers University invites all self-identified women artists to submit artwork for possible inclusion in Living in the Shadows: Underground Immigrant Communities, a group exhibition that will be on view from January – April 2017 in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries-Douglass Library, Rutgers University. Learn more.
Deadline: April 8, 2016

Craft Artists Radius, the Society of Arts and Crafts’ inaugural exhibition at 100 Pier 4, is a celebration of their new neighborhood’s rich craft community. It will feature talented makers across craft media who live or work within one mile of SAC’s new location. Applications are now open. No fee to apply. Work will need to be available by June; exhibition will open in Fall 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2016

Image: vintage photo of Gloria Swanson, star of Sunset Boulevard, performing a supported headstand in heels.


Renaissance Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016


Poets The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. Employees of Tupelo Press and authors with books previously published by Tupelo Press are not eligible. Poets submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without prior book publications. Recent winners include Kathleen Jesme, Deborah Flanagan, and Allan Peterson. Final Judge: Brenda Shaughnessy. $1,000 Prize. Learn more.
Deadline: February 29, 2016

Performing Artists New England States Touring (NEST) Grant funds presentations of New England-based performing artists from outside of a presenter’s state. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2016

Call to Artists The Arts Committee of the Acton Memorial Library invites Massachusetts artists to submit work for consideration for exhibitions in the Library’s Meeting Room gallery. The Committee will review work for one-person shows and will set an exhibition schedule for September 2016 through August 2017. Various media including painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration, photography, textiles and mixed media are eligible. Sculptural work will be considered for spaces on the second floor and the locked case in the lobby. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2016

Craft Artists  The Fuller Craft Museum’s 2016 Biennial Members Exhibition is currently accepting entries. The exhibition will be Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Sunday, September 18, 2016. The juror is James Lawton, Professor of Ceramics and Director of the Department of Artisanry, the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Learn more.
Deadline: March 12, 2016

Environmental Art Proposals  Appearances: Provincetown Green Arts Festival is now accepting proposals for their annual event. Submission is free. Learn more.
Deadline: April 2, 2016

Image credit: Photograph of Gladys Bentley, a pianist, singer, and performer during the Harlem Renaissance. Photo in public domain.

Artist Opportunities On the Run

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Elvis Playing Football (1)
We’ll get ’em next year. 

Call for Art The Cape Cod Museum of Art is currently accepting entries from visual artists for their first open juried exhibition Breaking the Mold.  The juror is Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director of the Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA. Up to 40 finalists will exhibit their work, and she will choose several pieces for awards. Awardees will be given recognition on the museum’s website and social media. Work in the following categories will be considered: 2D, 3D, and Photography. Audio & Video are not eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: February 5, 2016

Call for Art The 15th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention gathers over 200 tattoo artists in downtown Boston for 3 days of tattooing, entertainment & juried contests this spring. This year they are opening their fine art gallery to artists creating 2-D, tattoo related works in the greater Boston area. For consideration, email the following to with the subject Fine Art Submission: Name, Phone Number & Email, plus 1-3 images of your work. Learn more.
Deadline: March 10, 2016

Playwrights The Theatre Conspiracy company in Fort Myers, FL, is currently accepting submissions for its Eighteenth Annual New Play Contest. Work must be a full length play with seven actors or less and have simple to moderate technical demands. Learn more.
Deadline: March 30, 2016

Printmaking Residency Mixit Print Studio in Somerville is currently accepting applications for their Summer Residencies program for July and August 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2016

Call for Art Greenfield Community College’s Art Club has announced a call for mail art. Painting, drawing, collage, photography, and writing can all easily be mail art. Stamps, how the piece is addressed, and the marks made by the post office all add to the final art that arrives at its destination. Anyone is welcome to create an anonymous or signed postcard, card in an envelope, or other mail-able art and send it to the Art Club at: GCC Art Department, Jen Simms, 1 College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301. All mail art will be exhibited in the South Gallery at GCC in June 2016. Exact dates will be posted on their website in the spring. Selected mail art may also be included in a zine that would accompany the exhibit. For more info, contact Jen Simms at
Deadline: April 28, 2016



Downhill Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016


Steady on those skis! At the bottom of the hill is the MCC’s Artist Fellowship program’s January 25th deadline. 

Of Note: The Missing Rung: Conversations of the Aging Artist, a free event at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street, Boston. Panelists Kat Nasti (Boston: Kat Nasti Dance), Lisa Giobbi (NYC: Lisa Giobbi Movement Theatre, Momix, Martha Clarke) and April Sellers (Minneapolis: April Sellers Dance Collective, McNight Fellow), and Lara Tinari (Boston: Twyla Tharp and River North Dance Co) will discuss their shared experiences of loss of mobility as a dancer, artistic parenthood, navigating the artist’s career ladder and moving through life transitions. Monday, January 25th from 6:00-8:00pm.

Poets Entries are now being accepted by the Unterberg Poetry Center for the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest. Four prizes of $500 each and publication in Boston Review are given annually for a group of poems. Winners also receive transportation to and lodging in New York City to give a reading at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center in May. Poets who have not yet published a full-length poetry collection are eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: January 25, 2016

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Landscapes 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: January 27, 2016

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Norfolk Open Invitational, a juried and curated exhibition sponsored by the Norfolk Cultural Council. Two-dimensional artwork (paintings, mono-prints, drawings, photographs, collages and flat fiber art). Prints will not be accepted. All work must be original. Work must not exceed 36”x36” (including frame). Learn more.
Deadline: January 29, 2016

TV and Radio on Aging Boston’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly invites proposals from contributors interested in presenting on either a radio show or television programs on aging. Presenting on these community media platforms (Boston Neighborhood Network, WJIB740AM, and Zumix Radio) is a positive way to make an impact on the greater Boston senior community by sharing your skills and knowledge. They invite creative proposals for thirty minute radio/T.V. segments addressing a wide variety of topics around aging such as health and wellness, jobs and community service, art making or writing, technological advances improving how we live and local history. They also invite proposals from older adults interested in sharing their vocational and/or radical life accomplishments on our show or suggestions of notable candidates living in Boston. For consideration,  e-mail show producer Greg Josselyn at or call 617-635-4250 with a short pitch for a segment (up to 300 words) and a resume or short bio, personal website (if applicable), or nomination. Artists are especially welcome to contribute sound-based work, radio journalism, radio plays, video pieces, or time-based/performance art around themes of aging.
Deadline: Ongoing

Open Juried Exhibition The Cape Cod Museum of Art invites visual artists residing in the US to enter its first Open Juried Exhibition, Breaking the Mold: Inspired by Innovation, with a chance to exhibit in one of the museum’s main galleries for our 35th Anniversary in the spring of 2016. Juror Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director of the Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA will select up to 40 artworks, and will choose several pieces for awards. Awardees will be given recognition on the museum’s website and social media. All work in 2D, 3D, and Photography will be considered. Apply through Learn more.
Deadline: February 5, 2016

Independent Curatorial Opportunities The Nave Gallery in Somerville is currently accepting proposals for group exhibitions. Experimental work, multimedia work and installations are encouraged but must fit the available space. Artists shown to date have been local and national, emerging and established and represent a variety of media. Projects detailing new collaborations and commentary on contemporary culture are especially sought.
Learn more.
Deadline: February 14, 2016

Call for Art Uforge Gallery in Jamaica Plain has announced an open call for their exhibition Art & Activism. Art can be in any style and medium, and must be within 24×36″ and ready-to-hang. If you have a larger-size work that you would like to submit, contact alex@uforgegallery for further discussion. Learn more.
Deadline: February 28, 2016

Residency for Artists of Color The Center for Photography at Woodstock is currently accepting applications for their Woodstock A-I-R residencies for artists of color working in photography and related media. Learn more.
Deadline: February 29, 2016

Participatory Art Projects Art project submissions are currently being accepted for FIGMENT North Adams 2016, a free arts event held at Windsor Lake, showcasing art that encourages participants to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment. The event accepts submissions from artists of all ages and experience. Learn more.
Deadline: March 6, 2016

First Novel Fellowship The 25th Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship will be awarded to an American author of a first novel-in-progress, in 2016, by the James Jones Literary Society. The award is intended to honor the spirit of unblinking honesty, determination, and insight into modern culture exemplified by the late James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity and other prose narratives of distinction. Jones himself was the recipient of aid from many supporters as a young writer and his family, friends, and admirers have established this award of $10,000 to continue the tradition in his name. Two runners up awards of $1000 each may be given by the Jones Literary Society. Past recipients include Cam Terwilliger. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2016

Call to Artists, Writers Show All History, an online showcase, is the intersection of art, social media, and storytelling, based on the premise that our internet browsing tells an intimate story about who we are. No fee to submit internet history screenshots that tell a story. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: Poster of a woman and man skiing downhill in public domain.

Artist Opportunities Turned to Stardust

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016


“Gimme your hands cause you’re wonderful (wonderful)” – David Bowie

Printmaking Residency The Zea Mays Printmaking Residency Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in a cutting-edge studio, research center, educational institution and artist community. They strive to create an environment that is both professional and personal with great respect for the creative process of each artist. They provide artists an opportunity to learn the latest developments in safer and non-toxic printmaking while pursuing their printmaking projects.
Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling basis

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Photography Now 2016 exhibition. The juror is James Estrin, the New York Times Lens Blog. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2016

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted by the Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, for their exhibition Stay Woke: Art and Change.  The exhibition hopes to explore how personal and individual experiences intersect with larger sociopolitical agendas and what can or should the arts do to respond, reflect, heal or trouble the water. All media accepted including literary/performing arts, installations and interventions. For selected artists, the gallery will work to find creative ways to display art (e.g., not all work will need to be framed). Limited shipping support. No entry fee. To submit: send: 3-6 JPEG images named “LastName_FirstNameNumber” (send separate images rather than links. For video submissions, include a URL. Chosen videos will need to be supplied on a self-looping DVD), corresponding numbered image list with your name, title of work, materials, dimensions, a note about special installation considerations, price/value (gallery commission: 25%), statement, artist resume, complete contact information (name, mailing address, phone and email). In the subject line of the email, include your last name & “Stay Woke Submission.” Send entries to:, or submit your work via Google Drive or Dropbox.
Deadline: January 23, 2016

Call for Art Lincoln Studios Gallery, 289 Moody Street in Waltham, will present an exhibition called Love and Fate (February 5-March 1, 2016). The Lincoln Studios Gallery (formerly The Lincoln Arts Project) is a new exhibit opportunity, sponsored by the Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery in support of non traditional space and the arts in Waltham.  Open to all media. All submissions must be ready to hang with secure wire. Entry fee $10.00 due as artists drops off artwork for review. Gallery Sales: 20% gallery commission, and 80% to the artist. All artists will be notified of their show status. Artists who were not accepted, must pick up, Sunday Jan 31 from 12 – 6pm. Opening Night is Friday Feb. 5th and it will include fortune tellers who will give short Romantic readings. Their goal is to move beyond the traditional whispers over wine and cheese and create an interesting conversation. Closing/Artist Pickup – Tuesday March 1st – Thurs March 3, 12-6 pm. If you cannot pick up your artwork, make appropriate arrangements to have your work picked up on time (friends, family or co-workers can pick up your artwork for you). If work is not picked up on time, artists will be invoiced $15 per a day in late fees and will not allowed to enter another exhibition until paying their invoices. At the end of the exhibition staff is not responsible for any pick-up transportation, damage or theft once exhibition concludes. Questions, contact Sarah Leon at
Deadline: Drop off January 29 & 30, 2016 (12-6pm)

Artist Residency The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week residency to four artists each summer from mid June to mid August. 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, 2016

Call to Artists  Entries are now being accepted for the Cotuit Center for the Arts’s juried show Unsafe: Life after 9/11. Artists working in all media (painting, sculpture, photography, video, found objects, etc.) and writers from all genres (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, etc.) are invited to submit works that convey the impact the attacks on the World Trade Center Towers have had on life in America. Artists are encouraged to write accompanying text that will help elucidate the significance of their works of art. Writers are encouraged to submit objects or documents that provide physical context for their written passages. Passages should be brief enough to fit on wall labels or contained in a volume. Adjudicators are particularly interested in the long-term effects of 9/11 on families and society in general. Short video diaries or remembrances are encouraged. Works that convey the personal and social impact of the tragedy will be preferred. The exhibit will run in tandem with the world premiere of Jim Dalglish’s play Unsafe. Works will be displayed in the upstairs theater exhibition space of the center during the run of the show. Exhibition Dates: 3/24 – 4/23, 2016. Opening Reception: April 2, 2016. Submit high resolution digital images of the works of art and their accompanying descriptions or .mov files to Kim Baker at
Deadline: February 1, 2016

Photographers The Photographic Resource Center in Boston is currently acccepting entries for their exhibition EXPOSURE: The 20th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition. They are looking for a broad range of work, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. Learn more.
Deadline: February 7, 2016 (11:59pm)

Call for Artist The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) seeks submission for a juried exhibition (February 12-April 3, 2016). Arlette and Gus Kayafas, of Gallery Kayafas, are the jurors. No theme and no size restriction, but work must arrive dry and equipped with a hanging device. All media accepted. Early drop-offs can occur the weekend prior to Drop-Off Day during Museum hours only (Thursday-Sunday, 12-5pm). Learn more.
Deadline: Drop-Off February 9 from 12-4pm.