Archive for the ‘call to artists’ Category

Earworm Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Of Note: Art and Technology New England’s Salon Series presents the The Business Of Fine ArtJune 25, 2014, 7:30 pm, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA. Moderator: Howard Yezerski. Panelists: Margo Chevers, Stacey Friends, Ray Graber. Free event. Space is limited. RSVP to

Playwrights  Firehouse Center for the Arts is now accepting submissions of full length, one act, and short (10 minute) plays for their 2015 New Works Festival. Playwrights from across New England are encouraged to submit. Since 2002, Firehouse Center for the Arts and the New Works Festival have fostered the development of regional writers, directors, actors, and theater companies by providing insight into the playwriting process from conception to presentation. Submitted plays are judged by an independent panel of theater professionals. Learn more.
Deadline: June 29, 2014

Directors, Choreographers Grant The Stage Directors and Choreography Foundation is accepting nominations for the The Zelda Fichandler award, an unrestricted grant of $5000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the national arts landscape through theatre work in a region. Learn more. Questions, contact Ellen Rusconi at
Deadline: June 30, 2014

Artist Residency Applications are now being accepted for the Miranda Arts Project Space (MAPSpace) Artist Residency in Port Chester, NY. This is a studio/workspace residency for collaborative artist teams (2+) lasting 3-4 weeks. Residency culminates in an exhibition, performance or event in same space. Artist teams take over the gallery space as a studio work space to create a unique work(s). Learn more.
Deadline June 30, 2014

Poetry The Pat Schneider Poetry Contest, sponsored by Amherst Writers & Artists, has a $1000 first prize. The winner plus up to three honorable mentions will be published in their literary journal, PeregrineLearn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2014 (postmark)

Call for Art The Boston Biennial Project is wicked psyched to announce an open call to artists worldwide for Boston Biennial 3- an online juried competition and digital presentation being held at Atlantic Works Gallery in atmospheric East Boston all summer long! Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2014

Call for Collegiate Sports Art The National Art Museum of Sports (NAMOS) competition is open to artists 18 and over who create fine art with a sport subject in three categories: 2D, 3D and Photography. Jurors, Adrienne Ruger Conzelman, Jean Marie Cote and Andrew Schoelkopf, will select 30 pieces for an exhibit September 7 to November 3, 2014, in the New Canaan Historical Society, New Canaan, Conn.  Learn more.
Deadline: July 7, 2014

Artist Residency The Boston Center for the Arts is currently accepting applications for their Artist Residency program which aims to provide an environment where artists can experiment with their craft, develop their focus or test new ideas and simultaneously engage in vital public dialogue. This season, the Residency Program puts special emphasis on artist projects that engage the public in direct and innovative ways, whether through collaborative activities, participatory public installations, performance, intervention or other imaginative activation. Learn more.
Deadline: July 7, 2014

Call to Artists The Dedham Square Artist Guild invites all artists working in all mediums to submit work for their themed exhibition “Identity.” Open to artists working in all mediums. This show will be displayed at the Dedham Community Theater. Learn more.
Deadline: July 9, 2014

Call for Art Event Proposals ArtWeek Boston is a collection of curated events and experiences throughout the city that highlights the quality and diversity of arts, culture, and creative community in Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: July 25, 2014 (5PM)

Photography Entries are now being accepted for BURN Magazine’s Emerging Photographer Fund 2014. The Emerging Photographer Fund grant was initiated by David Alan Harvey in 2008, and is awarded by the Magnum Foundation. Learn more
Deadline: July 31, 2014 (6:00 pm PDT)

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Artist Opportunities Peel Out

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Vintage Photos of Girls in Mini Skirts on Bikes (1)

Participate in Public Performance Art Outside the MFA  Now, Speak! is an outdoor installation at the Museum of Fine Arts by Argentinean artist Amalia Pica. The work encourages impromptu performances by all MFA visitors and passersby. Pica’s lectern is an invitation to publicly share voices.  On June 14th at 1pm, an original text art piece text called Jayne Telephones, by Boston artist Sarah Rushford will be read. If you’d like to be a reader, contact or show up at 1pm at the MFA (Huntington Avenue side) and instructions will be provided. Learn more.

Filmmakers The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (September 18-21, 2014, Palm Springs, CA) is seeking Feature and Short films of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgendered people for a celebration of motion pictures that reflect, inform, enrich, and transform lives. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2014

Call for Participation FIGMENT Boston, a free, inclusive, participatory arts event held on the Rose Kennedy Greenway is seeking artists. Learn more.
Deadline: June 16, 2014

Call to Artists  seARTS is inviting artists in the Essex, Gloucester Harbortown and Rocky Neck Cultural Districts to apply for three grants of $1,500 each. Projects in the Rockport Cultural District are not eligible for this round of grants. Questions, contact seARTS at or 978-281-1222. Learn more.
Deadline: June 20, 2014

Public Art The Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID) in coordination with the Boston Art Commission, announces a Request for Qualifications for permanent public art work at Doherty-Gibson Park in Dorchester, MA. The goal is to create an original, site-specific, and highly visible work under the intentionally broad theme of “Freedom” to identify Fields Corner as a destination for business and culture, within a budget of $250,000. Learn more. Deadline: June 20, 2014

Of Note: One Word: Plastics!, a free panel discussion about making art with toy cameras. Sunday, June 22, 3-4:30 pm at Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville. Seating limited. Register now.

Public Art RI State Council On the Arts is now accepting request for qualifications for artwork for the University of Rhode Island’s Center For Chemical and Forensic Sciences, (CCFS), and the Center For Biotechnology and Life Sciences, (CBLS). The budget is $458,000. Learn more.
Deadline: June 25, 2014 (5pm)

Filmmakers Roy W. Dean Summer Grant is seeking films that are unique and make a contribution to society; documentaries, shorts, and features are all considered. The winner receives $2,000 cash and close to $30,000 in film goods and services to help complete your project. Each applicant for the grant receives a consultation from Carole Dean, founder of the grant, head of the non-profit film fiscal sponsor From The Heart Productions, and author of the Second Edition of the bestselling- book, “The Art of Film Funding”. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2014

Boston-Area Women Playwrights Our Voices annual festival of Boston area women playwrights is now in its 8th year is accepting short play, monologue, and performance poetry submissions from Boston-area women playwrights for either morning discussion session or evening staged reading session (applicant must select one). Learn more. Deadline: July 1, 2014

Call for Art Artists are invited to submit to the Cape Cod Art Association’s New England themed exhibit. Cash prizes will be awarded to Best of Show, Best New England Landscape and first and second place works. Learn more. Deadline August 1, 2014

Image credit: Photograph of girls on motorcycle from Vintage Everyday.


Posing For Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014


He was begging to be in pictures.

Call for Emerging Visual Artists Real Art Ways’ STEP UP is a series of six solo exhibitions open to emerging artists living in New York, New Jersey or New England. Learn more.
Deadline Extended: June 8, 2014 (midnight)

Muralist The Somerville Arts Council seeks an artist for the creation of a mural for the residences at 60-64 Derby Street in Somerville. The mural location will be along the retaining wall at the back of the property but will be visible from the street as well. Work should be on wood panels and will need to be applied to the wall by artist. Approx. 99.3 feet across split into 2 sections. 52 feet are at a height of 5.2 feet and 47 feet at a height of 6.5 feet. Compensation: $2,500 which includes supplies and labor. Contact Gillian Cook at for more information.
Deadline: June 10, 2014

Pop-up Art Interventions Pop Up! Dudley Connections, will be a month-long series of temporary art interventions in Dudley Square in Boston. Selected proposals will receive funding of up to $1,500 per project. Artists working in any medium, including performance art, are welcome to apply. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: June 15, 2014

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the University of Akron Press’s Poetry Prize. A prize of $1,500 and publication by University of Akron Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Maxine Chernoff will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2014

Poetry The Cultural Center of Cape Cod offers a national ($1,000) and regional ($250) prize for an unpublished poem that has not won a national competition. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages with a $15 entry fee. George Bilgere will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: June 16, 2014

Artist Residency The Wassaic Artist Residency in New York, is currently accepting 1-6 month proposals for their 2014/2015 Winter Residency Season. Artists receive an adaptable raw studio space in the Old Hotel in the Maxon Mills, as well as living accommodations. Artists also have access to workshop facilities and the possibility of working outside. The winter residency workshop facilities include a full wood shop. Learn more.
Deadline: June 20, 2014

Short Fiction Collection University of Pittsburgh Press offers the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, a $15,000 award and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press, to a collection of short fiction. Open to writers who have published a book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed literary journals/magazines. Past recipients include Elizabeth Graver. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2014

Watercolors Entries are now being accepted for the Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s Northeast Regional Watermedia competition. All work must be painted with water media on paper, unvarnished and framed under glass or Plexiglas. No collage, pastels, mixed media, pen&ink, color copies or computer generated work. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2014

Image credit: Photograph of girl and dog in public domain. From Barbara Wells Sarudy’s blog It’s About Time.

Artist Opportunities Scouting Report

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Number one draft pick? (Especially if the NFL institutes instant Kinetoscopic replay…)

Artists Funding Opportunity Dave Brown Projects is currently accepting applications for their 8th Semiannual competition. $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD). In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Brown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received. Jurors: Cindy Buckner, Associate Curator, Grand Rapids Art Museum; Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Margot Norton, Assistant Curator, New Museum, New York. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2014

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for Folk, a Northeast-region juried exhibition at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA exploring the multiple meanings of the word “folk.” Selected by: Kate McNamara, Director and Chief Curator of the Boston University Art Gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2014 (11:59pm)

Playwrights Applications Now Open for the 17th Annual Soho Rep. Writer/Director Lab. The Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab was founded in 1998 to explore and develop the work of a new generation of theater artists and to foster new collaborations between writers and directors in the beginning stages of the creative process. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2014

Poetry The Boston Review Poetry Contest offers a $1,500 prize and publication in Boston Review for a poem or group of poems. Submit up to five poems (10 pages max). Major Jackson will judge. $20 fee includes three issues of Boston Review, and all entries considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: June 2, 2014

Call for Entries Submissions are now being accepted for the American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center’s exhibition Readymade@100. The show aims to expand on Duchamp’s original idea. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2014

Fiction The Salamander Fiction Prize offers a $1,500 prize and publication in Salamander for a short story. Submit a story of up to 35 pages with $15 fee. Jennifer Haigh will judge. All entries considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2014

Call for Art The Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville, MA, invites artists to participate in the juried exhibition Winter. Exhibition dates: July 9–August 16, 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: June 20, 2014

Plays The New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest seeks play scripts of “social significance;” full-lengths, one-acts, short plays, and children’s plays. $300 prize. $25 fee ($45 for critique). Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2014

Composers The American Guild of Organists sponsors two awards for composers, the AGO/ECS Publishing Award in Choral Composition and the AGO/Marilyn Mason Award in Organ Composition. Both include $2000 prizes and premier performances. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2014

Craft Artists The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton is seeking submissions for their 2014 Biennial Members Exhibition. They invite their member artists to submit work in most media. Members may submit up to 3 images. Learn more.
Deadline: July 5, 2014

Exhibition Proposals The Mill Arts Project is an educational opportunity for first-time and experienced curators to develop their marketing and curating abilities by putting on an exhibit or an event for one to two months. While curators bring a vision or creative idea, ECA+ and Eastworks assists by providing a space, assisting with marketing for the exhibition or event, and project guidance. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: Rolling

Artist Opportunities at 60 WPM

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Call for Art  The South Arkansas Arts Center is currently accepting entries for their national juried exhibition. This year’s juror is Dayton Castleman, Museum Manager for 21c Museum inside the 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville in northwest Arkansas. Traditional and alternate 2D and 3D media, as well as innovative and experimental approaches accepted. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: May 28, 2014

Call for Art Artists are invited to submit to Cape Cod Art Association’s national open juried exhibit. The exhibit will run July 17-August 18. Over $3,000 in prizes available including Best American Landscape. Learn more.
Deadline: May 30, 2014

Creative Nonfiction Prize A prize of $12,000 and publication by Graywolf Press is given occasionally for a work-in-progress of creative nonfiction by a writer not yet established in the genre. U.S. writers who have published at least one book in any genre are eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2014

Unpublished Short Stories Recommended Reading, a magazine by Electric Literature, is now accepting open submissions of short stories 2,000-10,000 words in length. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2014

Mid-Career Painting Residency Award The Headlands Center for the Arts’ Chiaro Award offers a sponsored artist residency and cash prize for an accomplished mid-career painter residing in the United States. Residencies of six to ten weeks include dedicated use of a private studio, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and a cash award of $15,000. Learn more.
Deadline: June 6, 2014

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery’s exhibit Flowers (July – October 2014). Submit up to five (8″x10″) photographic prints, for judging purposes only. Any medium is acceptable. All prints must be labeled on the back with name, contact information, dimensions of framed work, title of piece and medium. Entry fee is $15. Provide a stamped return envelope to fit your artwork if you would like it returned. Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067. Question, contact
Deadline: June 10, 2014

Digital Image Residencies Applications are now being accepted at the Centre SAGAMIE (Alma, Quebec) for artist residencies occurring between October 2014 and September 2015. The residency offers contemporary visual artists research/creation residencies focusing on digital image processing and large-scale digital printing. For more information, please contact Nicholas Pitre, Director: or 418 662-7280.
Deadline: June 16, 2014

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Mighty Tieton’s fifth international juried exhibition. All media, all visual disciplines. Sculpture, painting, drawing, prints, craft, photography, film/video/projection, made within the previous three years. No piece may be larger than 10 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches, including frame or case. Learn more.
Deadline: June 16, 2014

Musical Theatre Composer/Lyricist Award Entries are now being accepted by the Fred Ebb Foundation from people who create work for the musical theatre. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2014

Photographers Entries are being accepted for the Photography Center of Cape Cod’s next online photography contest, NIGHT. The best submissions will be featured in an online image gallery with cash prizes available for first, second and two honorable mentions. This exhibit is an opportunity for all photographers to create moving and powerful images inspired by nightfall. Learn more.
Deadline: July 25, 2014

Artist Residencies Artist residencies available to visual artists, writers, and music/song Composers. Willapa Bay AiR  is offering a month-long, self-directed residency program to emerging and established artists, writers and scholars located on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington State. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: July 31, 2014

Twanging Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014


ArtSake’s plugged in and rocking out.

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for StoneCrop Gallery’s Cell Phone Photos exhibit. Learn more.
Deadline: May 16, 2014

Call for Artists Entries are now being accepted for  See the Light: A National Juried Exhibition at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Open to all mediums, sizes and concepts that explore light both as a tool for emphasis, and as medium. Learn more.
Deadline: May 20, 2014

Women Artists Entries are now being accepted for the 11th A.I.R. Gallery Biennial,  a juried exhibition. All women artists, including self-identified women, may submit original works of art in all media, including painting, photography, prints, drawing, works on paper, new media, sculpture, mixed media, traditional or non-traditional materials.  Juror: Nancy Princenthal: Critic, former Senior Editor of Art in America, NYC. There is no size limit on artwork. Learn more.
Deadline: May 30, 2014

Performing Artists Grants The New England Foundation for the Arts is currently accepting applications for the New England States Touring (NEST) Grants. NEST grants provide support to New England-based nonprofit organizations (known as presenters) for performances and community activities by select New England performing artists. Learn more.
Deadline: June 2, 2014

LGBTQ Films Entries are now being accepted for the Long Beach Q Film Festival (September 12-14, 2014, Long Beach, CA) – Seeking films that embody the LGBTQ community and the values of freedom, justice, and inclusion of everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Learn more.
Deadline: June 8, 2014

Artist, Writers Residency Fellowships The Vermont Studio Center is offering 43 fellowship awards for artists and writers, including: 25 VSC Fellowships, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowships, VSC/Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowships, and 1 Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship. Read more for a complete list of fellowships and eligibility requirements.
Deadline: June 15th, 2014

Playwrights Entries are now being accepted for The Firehouse Center for the Arts’ New Works Festival 2015. They are seeking original plays from New England. The 2015 New Works Festival will showcase 10 minute, one-act, and full-length plays. Learn more.
Deadline: June 29, 2014

Call for Proposals New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) invites you to propose a hybrid net art project for – Augment it Yourself (AiY). Projects must use both the World Wide Web and a physical site. Commission Amount: $6,000.  Augmented Reality (AR) is a real-time experience of a real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input — such as video, graphics or sound — and mapped to GPS coordinates. Thus, after downloading an AR ‘app’ to a smartphone and going to the specified location, users are able to experience intertwined realities. While AR refers to the technologies that make these experiences possible, we are interested in how we have always augmented our realities — with our brains and other reality-mediating technologies — modifying and/or enhancing reality by layering memories on real-time perceptions, for instance. How will your project contribute to perception, memory, and the creation of the autobiographical self? Required: Proposal (max 500 words), Biography (max 300 words), and URLS of past work. Email to with the Subject: – AiY Proposal.
Deadline: July 1, 2014 

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for En Foco’s New Work Photography Fellowship Awards for U.S.-based photographers of Latino, African or Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific. Learn more.
Deadline: July 7, 2014

Women of Color Filmmakers  Entries are now being accepted for the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series (October 25-26, 2014, New York, NY), organized by African Voices and Long Island University’s Media Arts Dept. Entries must be directed, produced, or written by a woman or women of color, and will be accepted in the following categories: Women Film, Documentary, Narrative, Experimental, African Film, and India Film. Learn more.
Deadline: June 9, 2014

Image credit: Image of the great rock & roll innovator Chuck Berry. Photograph from the public domain. 

Peppery Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

these are nothing to sneeze at…

Sports Fiction and Essay Contest Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication on the Winning Writers website are given annually for a story and an essay on the theme of sports. Ellen LaFleche and Jendi Reiter will judge. Submit up to 6,000 words of prose. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: May 31, 2014

Film Entries are now being accepted for the The Broad Humor Film Festival (September 5-7, 2014, Venice, CA) featuring funny films written and directed by women. Entries must either be written or directed by a woman, and the subject matter must include “a healthy dose of humor.” Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature Narrative and Documentary (over 60 minutes), Short Narrative and Documentary (under 60 minutes), Feature Screenplay (75-115 pages; all writers must be women), and Short Screenplay (under 35 pages; all writers must be women. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: June 20, 2014

Fringe Festival Proposals The Double Take Fringe Festival in Greenfield has announced their request for proposals for October 17 and 18, 2014! They will select 8 plays that will be performed twice on each of two nights. Most of the venues provided are working facilities like restaurants and galleries. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: July 1, 2014

Call for Artists The Fifth Annual New England Collective Juried Exhibition at Galatea Fine Art in Boston’s SOWA Thayer Street Art District. All media. Juror: Edmund Barry Gaither, Director and Curator, National Center of Afro-American Artists; Museum of NCAAA; Special Consultant at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2014

Furniture Artists Applications are now being accepted for the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship of $25,000. John D. Mineck was a past President of The Society of Arts and Crafts Board of Trustees and a beloved member of Boston’s cultural community. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2014

Artist Opportunities Flying High

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

come and get ‘em…

Artists’ Writing Sought Temporary Land Bridge is currently accepting submissions for their Statements series! The focus of this series is fairly broad, but they view it as a place where artists can both speak about their practice, and exercise their use of writing as part of their practice. Conceptual approaches to writing that align with your larger body of work are strongly encouraged. Learn more.

Call for Art The Dedham Square Artist Guild invites all artists working in all mediums to submit work for their next themed exhibition called Fun. Open to artists working in all mediums. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2014

Choreographers Entries are now being accepted for CHOREOFEST. The festival will take place in the Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA on Friday, August 8 through Saturday, August 9, with an overnight creation period and a morning production period followed by two Saturday afternoon performances.. They are not accepting solo work. All genres are welcome. Questions, contact info@luminariumdance.orgLearn more.
Deadline: May 16, 2014

Call for Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Fitchburg Art Museum’s 79th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft (artists must live within a 30-mile radius of Fitchburg). The 2014 Jurors are Honee Hess, Executive Director, Worcester Center for Crafts and Randi Hopkins, Associate Director of Visual Arts, Boston Center for the Arts. Learn more.
Deadline: May 16, 2014

Poets The New England Poetry Club is accepting poems for its annual contests, which offer a range of monetary prizes. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2014

Backstage Pass Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014


Poetry Collection Anhinga Press offers publication, a $2,000 award, and participation in a reading tour of Florida colleges for a poetry collection with its Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Applicants should submit the $25 fee and a manuscript of 48-80 pages. Anna Ross is among the past recipients. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2014

Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library is now accepting art exhibition proposals. Applicants must be from the New England region and all work presented must be original and produced within the last three years. Learn more.
Deadline: May 16, 2014 (12 noon)

Arts Writers Grants Applications are now being accepted for the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program which support writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, issued directly to twenty individual authors a year. Learn more.
Deadline: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Call to Artists  Entries are now being accepted for a June show at Atlantic Works Gallery in Boston. ENGENDERED will explore how gender is perceived from the literal to the abstract.  Artists are invited to submit work which depicts any aspect of gender – clearly defined, fluid or ambiguous. The context could be biological, sexual, political, spiritual, personal statements of self identity, imposed identity or perceived identity. Open to all media. Contemporary approaches are encouraged. (perhaps a non-conventional view of the non-conventional) No fees. 20% gallery commission on sales. Opening June 7th. Questions, contact Samantha Marder at or 617.529.5055
Deadline: May 30, 2014

Call For Art  The Zeitgeist Gallery in Beverly is accepting entries for their juried exhibition Abstract Nation 2014.  This is a national call for art for US abstract artists working in any medium. Also they are offering a chance to win a 6-8 week solo exhibition in 2015. Questions, call  978-219-7172. Learn more.
Deadline:  November 30, 2014 (midnight)

Image credit: Billie Holiday and her dog Mister, backstage dressing room, probably at the Downbeat, NYC, 1946. This photograph is from the William P. Gottlieb Collection which was purchased by the Library of Congress in 1995.

Living in the Future Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014


Space, the final frontier in artist residencies…

Call for Vendors The Cape Cod Art Association is now accepting vendor applications for the 12th Annual Art in the Village Festival on June 28 & 29 at the Courthouse Green in Barnstable Village. Learn more.
Deadline: spaces available on first-come, first-served basis

Fiction Leapfrog Press offers a prize of $1,150 and publication for a short story collection, novella, or novel. Submit $30 fee and a manuscript of at least 22,000 words. Leapfrog Press editors and Mark Brazaitis will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2014

Documentary Film The MacArthur Foundation Documentary Open Call accepts applications for support for documentary film projects, with an emphasis on “projects that have the potential to spark dialogue, create understanding, and contribute to social and policy change.” Projects should be in production or post-production phase (on a very limited basis, the foundation may consider projects in the research & development phase). Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2014

Literature by Veterans or Active Duty Military Iowa Review’s Jeff Sharlet Award offers a $1,000 prize and publication in Iowa Review to a work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by an active duty U.S. service member or military veteran. Submit $15 fee and up to 20 pages. Anthony Swofford is this year’s judge. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2014

“Shelter” Art Post Office Gallery on Cape Cod is now accepting submissions for its third annual juried art exhibit Shelter, which will begin with an opening reception on June 22 and will run through July 10. Open to all visual artists. Email up to three high resolution images in any medium. Include your name; phone & email; title, size, medium, and retail price of the work(s); and one brief paragraph describing the “shelter” theme in your submitted work. Learn more.
Deadline: May 22, 2014

Art Fair 4heads is seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines (painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound art and more) to apply for the 2014 Governors Island Art Fair – New York’s Largest Independent Exhibition. More than 100 artists of exceptional talent will be chosen to show their art (in a room of their own) this September. The event champions a new model for art fairs by putting the artists and the visitors first (artists’ exhibition space and fair admission are both free). Learn more.
Deadline: June 2, 2014

Participatory Art FIGMENT Boston 2014, a free two-day participatory arts event held at the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Saturday July 26 and Sunday July 27 , is accepting art project submissions. The event showcases art that encourages participants to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment, accepting submissions from artists of all ages and experience. Learn more.
Deadline: June 16, 2014

Film, Video, & Animation The 2014 Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival is now accepting submissions of short films (under 25 minutes) in animation, documentary, dance/performance, fine art/conceptual, drama/comedy/ narrative, and music video. Selected films will be shown at a date and Boston-area venue TBA, in late 2014 (past venues have included the Regent Theatre in Arlington and Somerville Theatre in Davis Square). Learn more.
Deadline: Early Bird – June 1, Standard – July 20, Late – August 1, 2014

Image: in the 1970s, NASA, Stanford University, and Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill convened a series of studies on space colonies. The image is one of the artist’s renderings of concepts that emerged from those studies.