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Artist Opportunties for All

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artist Opportunities Wow Factor

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016


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

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

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

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

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

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


Not So Fast Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Vintage Snapshots of Summer Fun on the Beach (13)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Moonshot Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mushrooming Artist Opportunities

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Ok wow. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Good Humored Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Reach in for your favorite.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Modulating Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

We try to tailor to every style.

Museum-Led Incubator NEW INC (New York, NY), the first museum-led incubator, wants to foster cultural value, not just capital value. The incubator based at NYC’s New Museum is a 12-month program (September through August) that includes business and entrepreneurial training with seasoned experts, mentorship programs, group critiques, peer-to-peer learning, and critical discourse about the changing nature of culture, technology, and entrepreneurship. There is currently an open call for applications. Learn more.
Deadline: May 13, 2016

Proposals for New Plays Set in Boston SpeakEasy Stage is accepting proposals for The 2017 Boston Project, which includes a $2,500 commission and a year of development on a brand-new play about Boston. Playwrights should submit proposals for unwritten plays set in Boston or its surrounding areas, taking place within ten years, plus or minus, of the present day. The development process will culminate in a two-week workshop and invited staged reading in Winter/Spring 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2016

Residency The Ragdale Foundation is accepting applications for residencies for visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers, media artists, and choreographers. Organization provides housing, meals, and studio space in Lake Forest, IL. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2016

State Dept Art Programs The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State currently has three opportunities in the arts. First, the Creative Arts Exchange, which includes funding for international exchanges through the Hip Hop Collaboration program and the Community Arts Incubator (a visual arts/based program). Second, the Arts Envoy Program is soliciting proposals to send U.S. artists and experts in all arts fields for short-term projects with U.S. Embassies and Consulates in all world areas. Third, the Communities Connecting Heritage is soliciting proposals for an exchange program focused on connecting U.S. and foreign communities around themes of intangible and tangible cultural heritage. Learn more.
Deadline for Creative Arts Exchange: May 26, 2016
Deadline for Arts Envoy and Communities Connection Heritage Programs: May 27, 2016

Emerging African American Poets The 2016 Gregory Pardlo Scholarship provides a full scholarship to attend the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place in New Hampshire, July 31-August 5, 2016, including room and board and a featured reading slot at the Seminar. Named for Pulitzer Prize winning poet Gregory Pardlo, the scholarship is open to African American poets writing in English who have published up to one book of poetry. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2016

Toy and Lo-fi Photography The Somerville Toy Camera Festival seeks entries for its fourth annual celebration of toy and lo-fi photography. Images of any subject matter, made with a “toy” camera – a low-tech camera with plastic lenses and a lack of reliable exposure control – are eligible. Selected work will exhibit at Brickbottom Gallery, Nave Gallery Annex and Washington Street Art Center September-October, 2016. Learn more about eligible cameras and call details.
Deadline: June 15, 2016

Biology and Art Art+Bio Collaborative integrates art and life sciences through research, innovation, and education. The organization has two immersive field programs to provide hands-on experiences blending biology and art: DESERT LIFE: Field Studies of Art+Nature in the Southwest in west Texas/southwest New Mexico and ISLAND LIFE: Tropical Field Studios of Art+Nature in Puerto Rico.
DESERT LIFE Dates: July 10-16, 2016
ISLAND LIFE Dates: August 15-20, 2016

Call for Art The Principle Gallery (Charleston, SC) is now accepting application for their exhibition Root to Bloom: The Places Artists Call Home. The exhibition will feature paintings representative of where the featured artists call “home”. This theme can be applied to a range of views, from a studio interior to a street scene, from a rural landscape to an aerial view of city or countryside. Learn more.
Deadline: September 28, 2016

Image: LET’S TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT from the GIF Artists Collective.

Regal Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016


Call to Artists Discover Quincy, the official tourism agency of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, invites artists to submit their work to possibly be featured in the upcoming event series “Art Walk Fridays” during the Annual 50 Days of FREEdom. This event is focused on building the community’s creative economy and engaging local artists with the local population.  Discover Quincy is bringing a free arts and entertainment event to each of their business districts. They welcome artist applications to be submitted and possibly featured in the exhibits. Panels measuring 3′ x 5′ will be used to display works within a local business. Artists are encouraged to sell and advertise their work. Each event will take place from 5-8pm on June 17 in Quincy Center, June 24 in Wollaston, July 8 in North Quincy, July 15 in West Quincy, July 22 in Quincy Point, and July 29 in Quincy Center. Learn more.
Deadline: A.S.A.P.

Artist Residency The Arteles International artist residency programs bring together creative minds & professionals from all over the world. Located in the scenic landscapes of Hämeenkyrö, Finland, the residency serves as the perfect platform to explore and expand the boundaries of your art & mind. Learn more.
Deadline: April 29, 2016

10-Minute Plays The Exquisite Corpse Company in Brooklyn is seeking to build a collaborative writing team for an original immersive experience to be presented as part of the company’s upcoming summer season. Inspired by the work of surrealist painter, Rene Magritte. Learn more.
April 30, 2016

Artist Residency The Turkey Land Cove Foundation in Edgartown, MA, offers personal, individual working residencies for motivated women to pursue their professional, educational, or artistic goals away from the distractions of daily life. TLCF provides a quiet space for a woman to progress towards a defined goal, complete a project, and develop tools to propel her life in a new direction. The successful candidate will have a clearly defined goal and a plan to reach that goal. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2016

Painting Commission  ArtsinStark is awarding a $25,000 commission for the creation of a painting to celebrate, “The Reintegration of Pro Football.” Learn more.
Deadline: May 6, 2016 ( midnight, EST)

Fiber Artists The Maryland Federation of Art invites all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 4th biennial Fiber Options: Material Explorations competition. Any original 2-D or 3-D artwork created with fiber is eligible. Works selected will be on exhibit in the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from July 14-August 6, 2016. The exhibition chair is Kass McGowan. Learn more.
Deadline: May 12, 2016

Art Writers The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply. You may only apply for one project per grant cycle. You must choose one project type: Article, Blog, Book, New and Alternative Media, or Short-Form Writing. The grant period is for one year, allowing for either regular publishing (Short-Form Writing and Blog applicants) or specific completion dates (as for Article and Book applicants). Learn more.
Deadline: May 18, 2016

Artist Residency The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) in association with First State National Historical Park of the National Park Service now offers a Residency in Northern Delaware, close to many of the historic colonial sights of Delaware, but in a pastoral forest setting that inspired the Wyeth family. This is one of the newest parks in the National Park Service. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2016

Sculptors The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest 2016, September 10 – October 23. The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is Forecast Now, guest curated by artist Taylor Apostol. “Forecast Now” encourages artists to respond to current experiences of weather. Artists and artist teams are invited to submit proposals for sculpture, installation, video or performance to be exhibited on the historic grounds of the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Vermont.
Learn more.
Deadline: June 24th, 2016

Photographers The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition is open to North American photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work and who use their cameras for creative exploration, whether it be of places, people, or communities; of the natural or social world; of beauty at large or the lack of it; of objective or subjective realities. The prize honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose. Winners receive a grant of $3,000, publication of a book of photography, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of the prizewinners. The winner also receives a solo exhibit and the photographs are then placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s Rubenstein Library. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2016

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Fake It Til You Make It Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Fiction Leapfrog Press is currently accepting entries for their Fiction Award. A prize of $1,150 and publication by Leapfrog Press is given annually for a short story collection, a novel, or a novella. Sara Pritchard and the editors will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2016

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Brookline Arts Center exhibition Gravity (June 17-July 15, 2016. Pulling from our everyday conflicts to expanding our understanding of the universe, the word brings to mind weight and weightlessness, the laws of physics and the complexities of the human experience. They are looking for work that explores the connection between these extremes. Juror: Katherine French, Gallery Director, Catamount Arts. Up to six pieces of original artwork can be submitted. Learn more.
Deadline: May 14, 2016 (11:59pm)

Call to Artists ArcWorks in Peabody, MA, invites artists from Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire to submit works for consideration to the juried exhibit Spring Fling. Artists may submit artwork in a variety of two– and three– dimensional media for the juror’s consideration. ArcWorks’ juried exhibits are un-themed, and artists may submit artwork of any subject matter. Learn more.
Deadline:  online submission due May 13, 2016; hand-delivered submission due May 18, 2016, 1pm – 6pm

Jazz Artists The guidelines and online application for the next grant round of the French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) program are now available. The application deadline is May 27, 2016 for projects taking place between September 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: May 27, 2016

Professional Development MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is seeking applicants for the third round of their North Adams Project, an initiative to support artists committed to building their creative future in North Adams. The NA Project offers financial incentives and special programming for selected artists who relocate to North Adams by the end of 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2016

Call to Artists Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (BLAA) invites artists to submit to their summer show, an exhibition of work by artists living and creating at the intersection of LGBTQIA issues and culturally defined notions of “disability”. This is a show about empowerment, community, representation and visibility. Work is not required to address any particular theme, but must be submitted by artists who personally identify, or feel they have been defined by society, as a part of this minority demographic. All mediums included. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2016

Painting Residency Award The Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA, is currently accepting applications for the Chiaro Award, an artist residency and cash prize for an accomplished mid-career painter. Residencies of six to eight weeks include dedicated use of a private studio, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and an award of $15,000. The Chiaro Awardee will become part of the dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ programs, sharing in peer-to-peer creative exchange while developing his or her individual artistic practice. Learn more.
Deadline: June 3, 2016

Call to Artists Bromfield Gallery in Boston, MA,  is currently accepting submissions for their exhibition Heat. Open to all media, all interpretations: heat as it relates to climate, politics, and sex, as well as slang for a gun or police. Juried by a committee of Bromfield Gallery artists. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2016 (12 noon)

Of Note: The new Mass arts festivals listings calendar:

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Untethered Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Female Playwrights Athena Project produces its Plays In Progress Series (PIP Series). This series will take place in Denver at a location to be determined over the course of approximately March-April, 2017, as part of a larger arts festival celebrating the voices of female artists. Four new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, cast and workshop level production during the Festival. Playwright must be female and may only submit one full-length script. The play must not ever have had a fully mounted production. Prior workshop presentations are permissible but the script must be a new version since the time of the workshop. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2016

Of Note: Catalyst Conversations and Cambridge Creativity Commons present How to Make Your Mind Move at Lesley University College of Art and Design | 1801 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, on Thursday, April 21, 2016, 3-5pm, Lunder Arts Center, Lower Level Commons. Choreographers/dancers Peter DiMuro and Jody Weber and scientist/dancer Terina-Jasmine Alladin from the Science Club for Girls will demonstrate how the movement of our bodies can help us understand the world around us. Free event. Learn more and RSVP.

Poets The Poetry Foundation is accepting entries for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships. Five fellowships of $25,800 each are given annually to emerging poets. Writers who are U.S. residents or citizens between the ages of 21 and 31 as of April 30 are eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2016

Call for Art Nave Gallery in Somerville is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Residual FormLearn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2016

Call to Artists  Greater Boston Area artists ages 18+ are invited to create 2D art in response to a special piano performance and discussion of Mussorgsky’s piano work, Pictures at an Exhibition. Submissions will be judged by a three-member panel and chosen pieces displayed at a November 5 multi-media event at Jenkins Auditorium in Malden. Artwork will also be displayed until mid-January at the gallery at MATV, Malden’s Media Center. Learn more to register for May 7 workshop.

Exhibition Proposals Artspace Maynard invites artists in all media (except video) to submit proposals for one month solo or group exhibitions for the 2016-2017 season. The proposed exhibit should be based on a unifying concept that is social, historical, philosophical, cultural, political or other. Preference will be given to New England artists. Learn more.
Deadline: May 18, 2016

Dancers/Choreograpers The Boston Center for the Arts’ artist-led series Martha’s Artist Salon is a community conversation, created to give Boston area dancers and choreographers an avenue to share knowledge about contemporary dance as it is practiced and presented around the world. Each session is led by a host who offers a short presentation identifying an idea or exemplar that they feel is important to understanding why dance looks like it does today. They are looking for hosts for their fall season. Send a proposal listing: what or who you would like to present; an outline of your presentation; why this topic is critical to the understanding of contemporary dance; which session date(s) you would like to host. Martha’s Artist Salons take place at Boston Center for the Arts on Mondays or Tuesdays between 5:30 and 8 pm. Presentations typically run from 6:00-7:00 with mingling time before and after. They are currently looking for Fall hosts on Monday September 12, Monday October 24 and Tuesday November 29, 2016. Submit your proposal to
Deadline: Tuesday May 31, 2016 (5:00pm)

Call for Artists Entries are currently being accepted for Black Box 3.0 – an international arts and technology based in Seattle. The festival presents new work and ideas that explore how technology is transforming the arts, culture, and public life. Festival Dates: September 21 – October 2, 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2016 (5PM PST)

Plein Art Painting The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is hosting its second annual en Plein Air Painting Festival and Competition from September 17-24. The festival has a registration fee of $40. One “ready to hang” painting may be submitted for judging in the competition, which will award a $1,000 Best in Show prize. Learn more.
Deadline: September 22, 2016

Image credit: Illustration of Sophie Blanchard, the first professional female aeronaut in history. From the Smithsonian Libraries Collection. In public domain.