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Artist Opportunities Spin Out

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Writing Fellowship for New Parents Pen Parentis is offering Writing Fellowship for New Parents. A prize of $1,000 and publication in Brain, Child is given annually to a fiction writer who is the parent of a child under the age of 10. The winner also receives an invitation to give a reading in New York City. Submit a story of up to 800 words with a $15 entry fee ($20 for two stories) between March 1 and April 17. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2017

Youth Art Addressing Climate Change Amplifier, in collaboration with Earth Guardians, is holding an open call for youth art to celebrate heroes working to address climate change. One youth artist will be selected to receive a $1,000 education scholarship and have their art printed and distributed at the People’s Climate March. Fifty youth submissions will be selected for a group art exhibition at the Amplifier Foundation Gallery in the fall of 2017, and be made available as high resolution downloads on the Amplifier Foundation website. Learn more.
Deadline: April 18, 2017 (11:00 pm PST)

Boston Opportunity Fund Grants will be made to individual artists for specific needs, such as materials, professional development costs, conference fees, and stipends for teaching artists. Applications are available on a monthly basis 10 months out of the year. Applicants may request up to $1,000 in funding. Up to $10,000 will be granted per month. Learn more.
Deadline: April 18 , 2017

Of Note: Lanoue Gallery is presenting, in collaboration with the office of U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton in Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District and Harvard University’s Middle East Initiative, the solo exhibition, Homeland inSecurity, featuring work by Mohamad Hafez. The artwork featured in Homeland inSecurity came out of Hafez’s pained response to seeing media coverage of his homeland obliterated by a war that has turned more than 11 million Syrians into refugees. The gallery will host a reception and artist’s talk, Thursday, April 13th from 5 to 8 pm. Congressman Moulton will deliver an introduction and remarks beginning at 5:45 pm. The show will run through Sunday April 30, 2017

Call for Curators The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to announce its seventh annual Emerging Curator Open Call. The Emerging Curator Program offers an opportunity for an individual to organize a conceptually cohesive group show at the NARS Foundation Gallery. The aim of the program is to encourage new dialogue and to create a platform for emerging curators and artists to experiment and exchange ideas. No prior curatorial experience is necessary. Curatorial collectives and two-person collaborations are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Call for Art Entries are currently being accepted for Art on the Trails: Finding Solace in the Woods, Beals Preserve, Southborough. Exhibition dates: June 3-September 24, 2017.  Juried by Mary Tinti, Southborough resident and former curator at Fitchburg Art Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Artists and Writers Residencies Ox-Bow 2017 Fall Residency Program is currently accepting applications for two, three, and five week (September 3rd – October 7th) residencies in Saugatuck, Michigan. Accepted residents are fully funded. Artists can apply for additional stipends within the application. Ox-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program offers artists and writers the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. The residency is open to all visual art disciplines and writers. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017 (Midnight, CST)

Alternative Free Rehearsal Space Project Mass Eye and Ear is inviting artists and art groups to apply for free rehearsal space at the Starr Center at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. The selected artists or group will enter into an agreement with Massachusetts Eye and Ear for a year of free rehearsal space. The Alternative Space Pilot Program is a partnership between the City of Boston and local businesses and institutions. The goal is to help make underused private spaces available to artists. The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture helps match art groups and artists to available spaces on a regular basis. Commitments to a space are for at least one year. Learn more.
Deadline: May 5, 2017 (5 p.m.)

Art & Nature Field Study Tropical Field Studies of Art+Nature in Puerto Rico is a hands-on, immersive, and project-based program that integrates biology and art in the field, at various environments in Puerto Rico. The focus of the program is to learn about Puerto Rico’s diverse wildlife through artmaking and field biology. We travel to rainforests, dry forests, beach, coastal, coral reef, mangrove, and mountain environments. The program involves multiple site-specific projects that integrate creativity, art and biology. Learn more.
Dates: May 17-22, 2017

Call for Artists The city of Worcester has announced a call to artists to create Bike Rack, Bench, and Trash Receptacle Designs in conjunction with the construction of the Blackstone Gateway Park. Learn more.
Deadline: May 26, 2017 (delivered)

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Artist Opportunities Close Shave

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

What’s a few nicks and bumps. Get up and go get ’em!

MCC Artist Fellowships: Music Composition, Film & Video, Photography  The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Artist Fellowships are competitive, anonymously judged grants of $12,000 and finalist awards of $1,000 for Massachusetts artists only, based on the artistic quality and creative ability of the original art work submitted. Learn more.
Deadline: January 23, 2017

Film & Video The LEF Moving Image Fund is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for Production and Post-Production Grants! Learn more.
Deadline: January 27, 2017

Photographers The Vermont Center for Photography is seeking submissions for its Open Juried Exhibition with juror Karen Hass who will be selecting 40 photographs to be displayed in VCP’s gallery March 3 – April 2, 2017 and in a limited edition exhibition catalog. All photographers are welcome to submit up to 5 images each with any theme or subject matter. Entry fee is $30 ($20 for members) for each submitting artist. Learn more.
Deadline: January 28, 2017  (5pm)

Choreographers The NEFA’s New England Dance Fund awards catalytic grants from $500-$1,000 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: February 1, 2017

Emerging Curators Initiative The Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, GA, announces its annual call for exhibition proposals from emerging curators in the field of contemporary art.The Emerging Curator(s) will receive a $1,500 fee and an exhibition budget of $7,500 for the 2016-2018 cycle. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency The Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the US National Park Service are providing an opportunity for established visual artists to pursue their work amidst history and nature on the Chilkoot Trail in Skagway, AK. Artists will hike the entire trail during a two week backpacking trip, spending one to three days at each campsite. Artists will also receive up to $100 USD support for purchasing necessary art supplies and a $1,000 CAD honorarium. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Call for Art Art Studio 99 is curating bi-monthly exhibits at the BNN Neighborhood Art Gallery. This is an exciting space as the art is in exhibit on the walls between Studio A and Studio B where hundreds of people pass by to produce or be guests on multiple television shows. The exhibit is also promoted as a digital gallery on both BNN Community TV and News and Info channels in between programming 24/7. Promotion involves a flyer, web site and heavy social media. The artists are welcome to attend an opening reception that is coordinated with a live TV program called It’s All About Arts. The next show’s theme is For the Beauty of Flowers. Paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed media are accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: February 4, 2017

Call for Art The Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, is currently accepting entries for the show, Freedom of Expression: A National Juried Exhibition (March 10 – May 14, 2017). 2D and 3D work in all media, and videos. All work must be original and created in the last 3 years. Reprints or work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be accepted. All work must be exhibition ready to install with the appropriate hardware and any technical equipment needed for presentation. This exhibition will be held at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, in conjunction with ArtsWeek Boston, and ArtSpring Cape Cod,* April 27 – May 7, 2017. Its theme is drawn from the inspiration of Tom Stoppard’s play, “Every Good Boy Deserves Favor,’ that critiques the Soviet Union’s policy of declaring political dissent as a form of mental illness that is cause for loss of freedom and commitment to an institution. This broad theme assumes that free expression can be a doorway to creativity, and that it can take many forms, literally and figuratively. Great art can move us by communicating through explicit messages, beautiful forms, textures, and colors, through abstract concepts, or through any combination of these attributes. But the greatest challenge with any response to a theme is that the individual piece must exist as a work of art beyond any message or agenda. Learn more.
Deadline: February 5, 2017

Call for Artists The Biennial Project is overjoyed to make known an open call to artists worldwide for ArtVenice Biennale 4- an online-juried competition and large screen digital presentation being held at Venice, Italy during the Opening/Press Week of The Venice Biennale 57! The Biennial Project is an artists’ collaborative whose goal is to explore the nature and understand the perception of biennials within the art world and, in so doing, to develop a collective body of work that will be exhibited in as many biennials as possible – especially the really cool ones. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Creative Writing Fellowships The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. This year, the program accepts prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) applications. Even years, the program accepts poetry. Learn more.
Deadline: March 8, 2017

Call for Proposals Cambridge Arts has announced a call for proposals for “FLOW: A Grant Program for the Port”. They calling all individuals, collaborative groups, organizations, artists, businesses, youth, or schools who have an idea for a community-building public project for The Port neighborhood that places the arts in a central role. The City of Cambridge will grant a total of $300,000 which will be distributed over multiple projects. Proposals will be accepted in the following funding categories: $1–20,000, $20,000–50,000, and $50,000–150,000. For questions, contact Lillian Hsu, Director of Public Art and Exhibitions,; 617-349-4389. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Film, Video The Arlington Film Festival is currently accepting entries. AIFF screens both national and international features and shorts with a focus on fostering appreciation for different cultures through independent film. Feature films: narrative and documentary (46 min or longer). Short films: narrative, documentary, animation and experimental (45 min or less)Film must not be available for video or internet distribution prior to October 27, 2016. Film must be in original language with English subtitles. Film production must have been completed within the last two years. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2017


Abuzz with Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Bee serious about your art and comb through these opportunities.

Call for Art Registration and artwork drop off for the Duxbury Art Association’s Winter Juried Show is Thursday, January 12th 5-8pm pm and Friday, January 13, 2017 from 10am-4pm at the Lobby of the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St in Duxbury. Learn more.

Photographers, Critics, Curators, Scholars The Center for Photography at Woodstock Artist-In-Residence Program in Woodstock, NY, is currently accepting applications. WOODSTOCK AIR is open to artists and critics/scholars/curators of color working in photography and related media who currently reside in the United States. Residents are provided with workspace, critical and technical support, housing, stipends for food and travel, and honoraria. Learn more.
Deadline: January 16, 2017

Photography, Video The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery in Boston is seeking all genres of photography for the upcoming exhibition The Uncertainty Principle, curated by Renée Ricciardi (MCC Photography Finalist ’15). The Uncertainty Principle will feature emerging photographers in the Boston & New England areas. Mediums considered: Photography, Video, .GIFS, Photobooks, Photo-sculpture. Artists must Photo/Video Graduate students completing their studies in a New England area college. Submitting work is free. Learn more.
Deadline: January 20, 2017

Call for Artists Gallery1581 in Brookline, invites artists, at any age, emerging and established, to submit artwork to their exhibition Picture Social Justice and Human Rights, opening Friday, March 3, 2017. Their goal with this show is to promote and contribute to a collective vision of social justice and human rights expressed in visual art. Learn more.
Deadline January 20, 2017

Call to Artists The exhibition A Call to Nature explores the concept of nature, how it is valued, and why people chose to collect from and document the outdoors. At Mass Audubon’s Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, this mini-exhibit mirrors 16th-century Curiosity Cabinets, where a rainbow assortment of specimens were displayed in ornate rooms for personal enjoyment and wonder. Submit 3-5 images of objects you’ve collected, framed photographs, or artworks with artist name, dimensions and material list to This program is supported in part by a grant from the Belmont Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Learn more.
Deadline: January 25, 2017

Artist Residency I-Park, dedicated to nurturing artists and the creative process, is currently accepting applications for the 2017 General Residency Program season. Artists working in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply: visual arts, creative writing, architecture, music composition/sound art, moving image and landscape/garden/ecological design. Located within an inspiring 450-acre nature preserve in rural East Haddam, CT (USA), I-Park will be awarding 40 fully-funded residencies between June and November. Learn more.
Deadline: January 30, 2017

Female Idenitfied Artists The Providence Art Club invites female artists to submit their strongest two and three-dimensional work in any media to the Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition Making Your Mark. This exhibition is the concluding event in a three-month long series celebrating the Art Club’s unique founding as the first such organization to be co-founded by men and women. In 1880 six women and ten men signed the founding documents of the Providence Art Club. One hundred and thirty six years later the Club proudly continues its mission to promote “art culture”. Annually, the Club hosts an open juried show to provide non-members with an opportunity to exhibit in our Maxwell Mays Gallery, which hosted its first Art Club exhibition in 1885. Making Your Mark will celebrate the achievements of contemporary female artists, thus honoring the women so integral to the founding of this unique organization. Thirteen (13) prizes totaling over $5,000 in awards. Best in Show prize of $1,500. Eligibility: Open to artists who identify as female working in the United States. The juror is Kathryn Wat, Chief Curator, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. Go to to apply to this exhibition.
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Call for Art, Literature Literary works and art work entries are currently being accepted to be printed in the first issue of The Cantabrigian. The Cantabrigian is a literary magazine based in Cambridge, MA. It was founded to promote the works of emerging writers. Their readers can expect that every issue contains the work, selected through our open submission process, that they will find the most stylistically exciting, relevant, and above all original. They also seek to establish a collective of writers whose work they find exceptional and build a network of professional relationships that provides the modern author with resources beyond the old guard of the traditional publishing world. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Artist Residency The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program. Residency is from mid June to mid August 2015. Artists will receive a stipend of $1000 dollars and reimbursement for travel and visa up to an additional $1000. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1,  2017

Call to Artists The Eclipse Mill Gallery in North Adams, is inviting professional artists working in any media to submit to its spring juried exhibition inDIVISIBLE. This exhibition will explore themes of democracy and the American electoral system. They are looking for works that are reflective of your thoughts, experiences, and reactions to the political events of the past ten months and the impact these events have had on you personally, professionally, socially, philosophically, and/or culturally. All local, regional, and national artists are welcome to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: February 3, 2017 (11:59pm)

Call to Artists Registration is now open for artists to participate in the West Medford Open Studios (WMOS), an annual two-day arts festival located in West Medford, MA. Free events include food tastings, pottery throwing demonstrations, readings, and live music performances. WMOS is one of the few walkable Boston-area open studios, with plenty of free parking and easy access to the commuter rail and bus lines. Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th from noon-5pm. Learn more.
Registration Deadline: February 5, 2017

Call for Art Unbound Visual Arts, a non-profit based in Allston-Brighton, is seeking art for its upcoming “Women in Business and Labor” curated exhibit
on the work roles of women. Learn more.
Deadline: February 8, 2017

Call for Craft Artists The Society of Cape Cod Craftsmen, one of the oldest craft guilds in New England, will hold its 65th Annual Craft Fair August 8,9, & 10 in Brewster, MA. A jury for new members takes place in February. Members must be a resident of Cape Cod, the Islands,the South Shore or south coast of Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: February 13, 2017

GrubStreet Emerging Writer Fellowship GrubStreet, one of the leading creating writing centers in the nation, is offering the Emerging Writer Fellowship. The Fellowship aims to develop new, exciting voices by providing one writer per year tuition-free access to GrubStreet’s classes, as well as its Muse and the Marketplace conference on the craft and business of writing. Over the course of one year, the Emerging Writer Fellow will attend a combination of seminars and multi-week courses of their choosing, bookended by attendance at both the 2017 and the 2018 Muse and the Marketplace conference, in order to enhance their understanding of craft and the publishing industry. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Creative Access: Residencies for Visual Artists & Writers with Spinal Cord Injury The Creative Access Fellowships Program – in partnership with the Alliance of Artists Communities – will expand to include 12 residency stays at four host sites: Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), PLAYA (Summerlake, OR), Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL), and Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM), selected for their accessible facilities, innovative programming, and reputations for excellence. Creative Access offers artists with SCI the rare opportunity for concentrated time dedicated to their creative practice in a supportive residency community. Twelve awardees will receive the invaluable opportunity of a 2-8 week residency at one of the four host sites, including room and board, a $1000 stipend, and travel award for a personal assistant/caregiver if needed. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2017 (11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time)

Image credit: Video of Renée Ricciardi by Bearwalk.


Historic Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016


Of Note: The National Museum of African American History & Culture has opened in Washington DC.

Poets Entries are now being accepted for the New Criterion’s Poetry Prize of $3,000 and publication by St. Augustine’s Press. The prize is given annually for a poetry collection that pays close attention to form. Erica Dawson, Roger Kimball, and David Yezzi will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 60 pages with a $25 entry fee byVisit the website for complete guidelines. Learn more.
Deadline:  September 30, 2016

Artist Business Grants MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is seeking Boston-based applicants for its Matched Savings Program, which supports creative entrepreneurs with a matching grant and artist-focused business and financial training. Eligible applicants must have a home or studio address in the City of Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Poets, Fiction Writers Entries are currently being accepted for the University of Massachusetts Press Juniper Prizes. Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication by University of Massachusetts Press are given annually for a first poetry collection, a poetry collection, a short story collection, and a novel or novella. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Short Fiction Entries are now being accepted for the University of Iowa Press Short Fiction Awards. Two awards of publication by University of Iowa Press are given annually for first collections of short fiction. Writers who have not published a book of fiction are eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2016

MCC Artist Fellowships The Massachusetts Cultural Council is currently accepting Artist Fellowship applications for Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. Artist Fellowships are unrestricted, anonymously judged grants for Massachusetts artists in recognition of artistic excellence. Fellowship awards are currently $12,000. Finalist awards are $1,000. Learn more.
Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016

STARS Residencies The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s STARS Residencies Program (Students and Teachers Working with Artists, Scientists, and Scholars) provides grants of $500-$5,000 to schools to support creative learning residencies of three days or more in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Learn more.
Application opens October 6, 2016 at 4pm

Videos, Animations, Computer Generated Work Proposals for the next round of Art on the Marquee are currently being accepted. Looking for work 30 second videos, animations or computer generated work, that use the entire Marquee in creative ways. Please submit a storyboard, statement, work samples, and CV to The call is limited to artists who live anywhere in the state of Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: October 16th, 2016 (midnight)

Boston Choreographers The Boston Foundation and The Aliad Fund have announced Next Steps for Boston Dance, a new grant program that provides multi-layered support for Boston-area choreographers creating original work in any genre. Offers 250 hours of rehearsal space; 6-10 consultations with experts in chosen areas of need/interest; $5,000 in implementation funds for the artist to take a “next step” in his/her work or career; a series of cohort meetings to connect choreographers, build relationships, and allow for co-learning. A minimum of three grants will be awarded in this pilot round/first year of Next Steps. Learn more.
Deadline: Oct 24, 2016 at 5pm

Ten-minute Plays Submissions of ten-minute plays by New England playwrights are now being accepted for the Boston Theater Marathon XIX to be held May 14, 2017, at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2016

Writing Conference Scholarships If you’re interested in attending Muse and the Marketplace, GrubStreet’s national conference for writers, in Boston Spring 2017 but could use financial support, GrubStreet is offering numerous $250 scholarships for attendees. Learn more.
Deadline: November 21, 2016

Image credit: Circa 1940s: “Miss America.” (Joe Schwartz). From the photography collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Christy Georg: Art from Surprising Places

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Last month, we asked a group of artists Has a surprising or unusual locale ever proven a boon to your art-making?

Here, sculptor Christy Georg addresses the same topic, having recently returned home from a surprising locale herself: the Kohler industrial factory in Wisconsin.

Christy Georg at work during the Kohler Arts Industry Residency

The risks and strides I’ve taken within my art practice have taught me to completely believe in my ideas and in my ability to achieve difficult, interesting goals. Thoroughness conceptually, as well as with materials and process in the studio are a defining factor of what makes being an artist essential to me. Endurance and perseverance are evident in both the subject and the practice of my art career. Nineteen artist residencies have taken me to interesting and highly influential places over the years which allowed my ideas to grow in ways never conceivable in the limit of what a “home” might provide. And so for for 13 weeks this year I found myself beginning production on a new body of work in the pottery factory at Kohler Company in Wisconsin.

Christy Georg at work during the Kohler Arts Industry Residency

“Don’t be too disappointed if the project proves impossible,” I was told. There is no more delicious prize in the world than successfully achieving a nearly-impossible goal, and I enjoyed pushing myself mentally and physically to produce such a complicate, physically large, and multi-part project.

Christy Georg at work during the Kohler Arts Industry Residency

The Arts/Industry Program places two artists in studios alongside normal factory production in both the pottery and the foundry. Watching the three shifts of workers coming and going kept my appetite for production crazy high. The pottery casting facility is kept hot and humid for the clay, but the taxing environment just made me want to be tough enough to overcome it. I made sixteen multi-part plaster molds, which overflowed the studio and had to be well engineered to I could manipulate them alone with the help of a hoist. Slip-casting the vitreous china is also very physical and I felt like my movements became choreographed over my sweaty and very long work days; a machine in the factory engaged in nearly 24-hour production, and with an unusually high rate of success.

– Christy Georg, August 2016

Created in Arts/Industry, a long-term residency program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Arts/Industry takes place at Kohler Co.

Created in Arts/Industry, a long-term residency program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Arts/Industry takes place at Kohler Co.



Christy Georg is a sculptor whose numerous honors include a Lighton International Artists Exchange Program Grant and an MCC Finalist award in Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. She teaches sculpture at Santa Fe Community College and is also an Adventure Guide for both Santa Fe Mountain Adventures and Santa Fe Walkabouts.

Christy Georg

Images: all images from Christy Georg’s work-in-progress GREAT GUNS, a recreation of the armament of the main gundeck of the USS Constitution in slip-cast porcelain. Work created in Arts/Industry, a long-term residency program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Arts/Industry takes place at Kohler Co.

Imagine Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Imagine by Ruben Arroco

Boston Artists Grant The Boston Artist Opportunity Fund is currently accepting grant applications from artists living or working in the City of Boston, to support activities that continue their education and skill building, or helps them share their work or teach others. Grants are also available to teachers at schools located in Boston, teaching artists offering workshops in a Boston Public Library, Boston Center for Youth & Families, senior housing or a senior center, or a non-profit social service agency in Boston. Applications for grants up to $1,000 will be accepted on a monthly basis on the first of every month. Up to $10,000 in funding will be available each month. Learn more.

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition From the Pastoral to the Political: Local Food Production, Land Use and & Communities. What is the relationship between the local food movement, farming, and how we look at issues such as agribusiness, GMOs, and man-made chemicals? How has the preservation of land and natural resources become vital? The various local food movements found across the country have helped build their communities and created new economies. This national juried exhibition seeks to explore the potential of artists within this dialogue. What do artists have to say about localism, how are they responding to these issues in their work, and what can contemporary art add to this discussion? The juror is Leah Niederstadt, Professor of Museum Studies, Art History, and Curator of Permanent Collections at Wheaton College. Learn more.
Deadline: August 12th, 2016

Heimark Artist in Residency Program The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Black Spatial Relics (BSR) Residency which will support the development of two new performance works that address and incorporate the public history of slavery and contemporary issues of justice. An award in the amount of $3,000 will be granted to each artist or each pair of artists selected as part of this residency. The award will be payable in three equal installments (October, 2016; February, 2017; and May, 2017). Learn more.
Deadline: August 14, 5PM

Call for Art The Springfield Central Cultural District is seeing proposals for artists to display their work in three spaces located in the heart of the Metro Center Downtown – 1550 Main, New England Public Radio, and SilverBrick Lofts. Artists will be provided a reception (with marketing, refreshments, and entertainment provided) and will be allowed to mark their items for sale. All three locations will host only one artist to best highlight their work. 2D and 3D applications encouraged. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2016

Writers Red Hen Press is currently accepting entries for their annual Fiction and Nonfiction Awards. Writers can submit a short story collection or novel and an essay collection or memoir of at least 150 pages. Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Red Hen Press are given annually. Steve Almond will judge in fiction; Pope Brock will judge in nonfiction. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2016

Dancers, Choreographers The New England Dance Fund gives priority to timely opportunities with the goal of supporting a diverse group of artists from a range of cultures, disciplines, aesthetics, and career stages throughout all six New England states. Learn more.
Deadline: September 26, 2016

Performing Artists Grant The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for its 2017-2018 Performing Arts Japan grant program. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2016

Of Note: HuffPost has launched If This Art Could Vote, a new initiative that features the work of artists and creatives who are reflecting on the current political landscape — and helping uncover old and new truths. They’re interested in art about the presidential candidates as well as the major issues at stake in this election, such as income inequality, social justice, immigration, climate change, gun violence, and more. Learn more.

Image credit: Imagine carved by Ruben Arroco. Photograph of carved watermelon portrait of John Lennon at the Lowell Folk Festival by Maggie Holtzberg.

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.
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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

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Modulating Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

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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.
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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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