Archive for the ‘residencies’ Category

Artist Opportunities Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Arts Workshops Proposals Artists are invited to share your arts expertise with students (ages 8-18) through the ArtsNashoba Regional Arts Center. On an ongoing basis, they are seeking proposals for workshops and classes that deliver relevant and thought-provoking information, concepts and experiences to youth in the artistic disciplines of Theatre, Music, Dance and Visual Arts. For more information contact JulieAnn Govang, Executive Director, ArtsNashoba at
Deadline: Ongoing

Arts Fellowships Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually to artists in literature, visual arts, music composition, photography, film, video, and choreography who are residents of the United States and Canada on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise. The awards vary in amount but in the past have ranged from $30,000 to $40,000 each. Learn more.
Deadline: September 19, 2013

Works on Paper ArtsWorcester calls for submissions of two-dimensional artwork for a juried exhibit, Works on Paper/Works of Paper. First, Second, and Third Prize will be awarded, with cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 respectively. Submit up to three works on paper, in any medium, including ink, graphite, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, collage, and encaustic. Learn more.
Deadline: September 23, 2013

Artist Residency The Bemis Center is accepting applications for 3 month residencies featuring $750 monthly stipends, staff support, live/work studios and 24 hour access to facilities. Each artist is provided with a generously sized live/work studio with a private bathroom and 24 hour access to facilities including a wood shop, installation spaces, and 10,000 square foot sculpture facility. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2013

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry. A prize of $2,000, publication by Anhinga Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2013

Public Art Commission The Vermont Arts Council is currently looking for artists to submit their qualifications for public art opportunities at the Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital in Berlin, Vermont. The selected “Lead Artist” will be awarded a $5,000 planning and design contract. Once the design is complete, $35,000 will be available for the fabrication and installation of the aesthetic treatments. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2013

Vermont Studio Center Residency Fellowships There are numerous fellowship opportunities for residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. The Clowes Fund Fellowship offers four fellowships, one each for visual artists currently living in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Indiana and Washington. Each award includes a $400 travel stipend. Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) offers a special fellowship opportunity for New England visual artists over the age of 35 with demonstrable financial need. Learn more about these and other VSC fellowships.
Deadline: October 1, 2013

Call to Artists Kingston Gallery in Boston invites artists to apply for their Associate Membership category. This invitational group of ten is selected by the membership to expand the Gallery’s contact with artists and to encourage new art. Associate Members pay reduced annual dues ($450/year) and participate in many Kingston gallery activities. As a group, they organize, curate, install and staff the Associates’ annual exhibition every August. Learn more. Questions, contact Linda Leslie Brown, Associate Members’ Liaison at
Deadline: October 15, 2013

Poetry Submissions are now being accepted for the Sixth Massachusetts Poetry Festival (May 2–4, 2014) in Salem. Learn more.
Deadline: October 30, 2013

Choreographers Jacob’s Pillow Dance is now accepting applications for the 2014 Festival’s Inside/Out free performance series. Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6:15–7pm throughout the annual Festival. The Inside/Out series is free and open to the public, including contemporary dance theatre to ballet to hip-hop and culturally specific forms. It is a venue geared especially toward educating audiences about dance in a relatively informal way, and giving the opportunity to all people, regardless of their financial means, to experience dance. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2013

Image credit: Photograph of actor by Matthew Brady. National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.), ca. 1860 – ca. 1865.

Super Smooth Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Avoid a close shave and apply on time!

Of Note Attend the first ever Greater Boston Theatre Expo at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, Tuesday, September 10, 5:30-7:30 PM. Over 50 theatre companies will participate in the Expo-style event, sharing information and special offers about the upcoming theatre season in the Greater Boston area. The event is free, but RSVP is encouraged.

Artist Residency The SPACE-run art center, The White Building, and Eyebeam are seeking applications from artists, engineers, designers, and creative technologists interested in being the inaugural resident in their joint residency program. The purpose of residency is to support creation of new work. Learn more.
Deadline: September 13, 2013

Women Writers Proposals are now being accepted for the 2014 Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. They are looking for proposals for vibrant, inspiring readings, lectures, workshops, performances, and screenings of, by and for women writers from the Berkshires and environs. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2013

Craft Artists 2014 Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Awards encourage and support the work of New England craft artists who demonstrate a mastery of their media and create original and innovative work. A panel of jurors will select three artists to receive a $3,000 cash award; winners will participate in a group exhibition at SAC’s Newbury Street gallery from May to July 2014. The awards are open to craft artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, or mixed media. Learn more.
Deadline: September 25, 2013

Call for Artists Ancestors, Guardians and Guides: A Visual Arts and Writers’ Exhibition at the Charles Sumner School Museum, Washington, DC, is currently accepting entries. Open to all artists and accepts submissions from painters, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, muralists, installation and new media artists. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2013

Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library presents monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in our two exhibiting spaces, the Gallery and Main Hall. We are a state-of-the-art facility visited by more than 13,000 people weekly. The Library Art Committee meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. Applications are now being accepted for exhibits for the July-December 2014 time period. Learn more.
Deadline: October 25, 2013 (12:00 p.m.)

10-Minute Plays The Boston Playwrights Theatre is accepting entries for their annual Boston Theatre Marathon. All scripts must play under 10-minutes and have a ten pages maximum. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2013

 Image: vintage Gillette Safety Razor ad from 1907.

Artist Opportunities in Harmony

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Again from the top fellas. And once more with feeling. Darn those bass clef notes.

Performing Artists USArtists International provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at significant international festivals anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. The application deadline for the first of three grant rounds of the 2014 program is Friday, September 6, 2013 for projects taking place between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: September 6, 2013

Film & Media Artist-in-Residence The Banff Centre’s Film & Media Artist-in-Residence program provides a rich, well-supported environment for professional development for artists in digital film and media, audio, research, and photography. Residencies are ideal for individuals and teams who want time and space to create new works, research innovative ideas, and experiment with different techniques and modes of production. Projects in all stages, from experimentation to production and post-production, are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: September 6, 2013

Call to Artists & Writers Gallery X in New Bedford is asking you to share your utopic/dystopic dreams and nightmares in art and writing during Utopia/Dystopia, an exhibition of art and the written word. The curators are Lori Bradley and Nik Ukleja. Learn more.
Drop-off: September 11 – 15 during gallery hours: Wed. – Fri. 11am-5pm; Sat & Sun. 11am – 3pm

Poets The Permafrost Book Prize in Poetry offers publication of a book length collection of poems, $1000, and distribution through University of Alaska Press. Final judge for this contest will be Heid E. Erdich. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2013

Call to Artists The Artist Project is a collaboration between an experienced artist, the Museum of Fine Arts, and eight after-school community organizations in the Boston area. The program is designed to engage children in the art-making process under the guidance of an artist. Drawing inspiration from the MFA’s collection, the selected artist plans and leads an art project with children between the ages of six and twelve. The final product is a collaborative work of art reflecting the voices and ideas of participating children, and is exhibited in the Edward H. Linde Gallery in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA. Learn more.
Deadline: January 17, 2014 (postmark)

Image credit: Carl Reichert. The Kittens Recital. 1908.

Artist Opportunities That Rock

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

We will, we will rock thee.

Call for Art MIXED MEDIA, a curated show at Lynn Arts, is open to any artist 17 and older. No size limitations for this show, except entry through a standard door. The juror is Sand T Kalloch, an artist and former gallery director of artSPACE@16 based in Malden, Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: Drop-off: Thursday, August 8, 11am-7pm, Friday, August 9, 10am-4pm, and Saturday, August 10, 11am-4pm at 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA.

Call for Artists Uforge Gallery in Jamaica Plain, MA, is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Word Play. This open call to artists will include art that responds to text and linguistics. Artists are encouraged to submit work to this open call that will explore the use of text in any way, shape, or form. Size Limitation: No larger than 24″ x 36″. Learn more.
Deadline: August 25, 2013

Temporary Outdoor Sculpture The Boston Art Commission, in coordination with Boston Parks and Recreation, is seeking proposals for temporary outdoor sculpture to be considered for installation in Franklin Square Park in the South End for their Sculpture in the Park 2013. These artworks will serve to engage the public in considering the relationship between art and the environment. The exhibition will run from October 19 – November 3, 2013. Compensation is available to artists. Art work will be chosen based on quality, durability and suitability for an outdoor public environment, as well as safety of the public. Learn more.
Deadline: September 6, 2013

Call for Art The Connecticut-based Guilford Art League’s 66th annual juried exhibition is open to artists in New England. This year’s juror is the painter Frank Bruckmann. Two and three dimensional original work may be submitted. Max. width 48″. Receiving submissions September 7th between 10am-2pm. Mill Gallery, Guilford Art Center, Route 77, Guilford, CT. Email for prospectus. For more information, contact Sheila Kaczmarek 203.645.8827.

Call for Outdoor Kinetic/Inflatable Art Cotuit Center for the Arts and local rock group, 57 Heavy, are presenting The Breathing Man Festival leading up to their their Pink Floyd show Breathe on Saturday, September 14 and are seeking outdoor kinetic or inflatable art to display on the Center’s grounds for the week prior to the event. The mini-festival is a riff on the legendary Burning Man festival, but is dedicated to the element of air instead. Please send a photo of your work, along with its dimensions to Installation will be on Sunday, September 8 from 11am-3pm. Pickup will be on Sunday, September 15, 2013

Librettists and Lyricists Applications are now being accepted for the Kleban Award, given annually to both a librettist and a lyricist, each of whom receives $100,000, payable in 2 annual installments of $50,000. Applicants must either have had work previously produced on a stage or in a workshop performance or be or have been a member or associate of a professional musical workshop or theater group, i.e., ASCAP, BMI Theater Workshop, or the Dramatists Guild Musical Theater Development Program. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2013

Artists and Writers Residency Applications are now being accepted for the Jentel Artist Residency in Banner, WY. Residencies of an average of one month for visual artists and writers, including playwrights and screenwriters, who are 25 and older and live in the U.S. (citizenship not required). Organization provides housing, studio facilities, and a $400 stipend toward the cost of food and travel. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2013

Artist Fellowships The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation is currently accepting fellowship applications. The awards are designed for advanced professionals in all fields, including the creative arts (in the field of performing arts, artists must perform their own original material to be eligible), to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Learn more.
Deadline: September 19, 2013

Poets  Entries are now being accepted for the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. Established in 2002, the Prize has drawn submissions from around the country that have been judged by renowned poets such as Martha Collins, Patricia Smith and Tony Hoagland. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize, an introductory reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival and publication of a chapbook published by Tupelo Press. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. Final Judge: Mark Doty. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2013

Image credit: Jean-François Janinet, A Woman Playing the Guitar, 1788/1789, etching and wash manner, printed in blue, red, yellow, and black inks, Widener Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Artist Opportunities Between the Lines

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Read on fellow travelers:

Call for Art ART in the PARK is an annual juried art event sponsored by the Artists’ Group of Charlestown, in cooperation with the Friends of City Square Park. ART in the PARK 2013 will be held in City Square Park, Charlestown, MA on Saturday September 7th , 2013 (rain date Sunday September 8th). Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2013

Plays and Musicals for Young Audiences Applications are now being accepted online for participation in New Visions/New Voices 2014, a biennial developmental workshop for new plays and musicals for young audiences at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. At least five U.S. plays, one international play in English, and one ‘translation project’ play will be workshopped. Learn more.
Deadline: August 2, 2013

Artist Residency Applications are now being accepted for the Dance Complex’s I-ARE (Integrated Artists Residency Exchange). Interested artists can come from any discipline as long as movement is integral to their work. Applicants should be able to articulate the “next” in their arts practice and how it might intersect the community at The Dance Complex. Learn more.
Deadline: August 12, 2013

Full-Length Plays The The Yale Drama Series is seeking original, unpublished, full-length plays written in English. No translations, musicals, or children’s plays. The winner will receive the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of the manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2013

Dance/Choreography Workshop Lab Applications are now being accepted for the Dance Complex’s aMaSSiT (a Make it/Share it/Show it) workshops. Open to dancers/movers and those interested in production and translating dance to the public. It is possible that a person at any stage in their career could participate. Work associated with the Lab will be eligible for production in a fall concert at The Dance Complex. Learn more.
Deadline: August 30, 2013

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Photography Center of Cape Cod’s online exhibition Water. They are seeking water photography in all its forms. The Juror’s Selection Winner will win a $500 cash prize, a book of all the winning entries, and their image featured in an Online Exhibition. The Director’s Selection Winner will win a $250 cash prize, a book of all the winning entries, and their image featured in an Online Exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: October 4, 2013

LGBTQ Artists’ Residency The Fire Island Artist Residency FIAR will provide free live/work space to five selected artists-in-residence. Learn more.
Deadline: January 1, 2014

Women Photographers Women in Photography in New York  is currently looking for submissions for their 2013 exhibition schedule. Submissions are open to women photo-based artists at any stage in their careers. Women in Photography is a not-for-profit online exhibition project. There are no fees for submission or exhibitions. Learn more.

Image credit: From the series Underground New York Public Library, photograph by Ourit Ben-Haim.

Fellows Notes – May 13

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

MAY we interest you (get it, because “May” is also the month!!!?!?!?) in our monthly news and notes from Artist Fellows and Finalists?

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Rosalyn Driscoll and Chris Frost are among the Boston Sculptors Gallery artists exhibiting in Convergence, an outdoor exhibition of monumental, site-specific art at the Christian Science Plaza (thru 10/31).

Congratulations to Michael Mack and Monica Raymond, who were profiled in the Cambridge Chronicle for receiving 2013 Artist Fellowships. In other news, Michael is featured in this month’s “artist to artist” discussion on ArtSake, and Monica just participated in the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.

We’re thrilled to share that David Binder‘s film Calling My Children will have its national television broadcast on PBS this month, in conjunction with Mother’s Day. Check listings. The Magic Johnson Foundation has joined in supporting the film, and the PBS broadcast.

Lucien Castaing-Taylor‘s acclaimed film Leviathan will have its Boston premiere at the Brattle Theatre (5/24).

Janet Echelman will create a monumental public art piece for the TED2014 conference. She is also among the finalists to create a temporary, site specific public art installation along the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in 2015/2016.

Congratulations to Joel Janowitz, who won a 2013 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Taylor Mac has received a MAP Fund grant to support the premiere of his play The Fre at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis. The play draws on Old Comedy conventions to tell an unconventional love story, set in an actual mud pit.

Congratulations to DK McCutchen, who was accepted for a Writing Residency at Woodstock Byrdcliff Guild.

Todd McKie‘s solo show Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Look at Art Again was at Gallery NAGA in April.

Nathalie Miebach has two pieces in Trouble the Water at the Legion Arts Center in Cedar Rapids. The show features a dozen contemporary artists from around the world who explore issues related to water: drought, floods, climate change and economics. Also, some of her music scores (read about her process) are in the group show Datascape at The Block at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Nathalie was recently featured in Surface Design Magazine.

Masha Obolensky‘s play Marvelous Fruit was selected to be a PlayPenn 2013 Conference Finalist and was a Eugene O’Neill Theatre Festival semi-finalist.

Henriette Lazaridis Power‘s new novel The Clover House is a Target Book Club Emerging Author pick for April! She has upcoming readings at Newtonville Books (5/14) and Harvard Bookstore (6/5).

This month, James Rutenbeck‘s documentary Scenes from a Parish will go live on and their connected devices.

Sarah Slifer Swift‘s Enter, Dance Floor will be part of the Dance for World Community Festival in Cambridge, MA (6/8). Recently, she participated in the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and the Bananas Fashion Show Fundraiser for Gloucester City Hall.

Peter Snoad‘s new play The Draft had its first staged reading May 2 at Smith College in Northampton. The play is a multi-media documentary piece that tells the stories of 10 people who made different and life-changing decisions in response to the military draft during the Vietnam War.

Ron Spalletta was one of Lloyd Schwartz’s favorite new poets picks on WBUR!

Deb Todd Wheeler‘s solo exhibition The Sea of Knowledge and Nonsense was at The Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University.

Read past Fellows Notes. If you’re a past fellow/finalist with news, let us know.

Snuggle Up with Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Short Fiction Kore Press is accepting entries for their Short Fiction Award. A prize of $1,000 and publication by Kore Press is given annually for a short story by a female-identified writer. The winning story is published as a chapbook. Submit a story of 4,000 to 12,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2012

Poets The 2013 Rilke Prize, an annual award of a $10,000 award recognizing a book that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year is currently accepting applications. Entrants must have published at least two previous books of poetry and be U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens of the United States. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2012

Residency for Poets and Fiction Writers The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown offers Writing Fellowship residencies for poets and fiction writers. Applicants are required to submit a personal statement and eight copies of up to 15 pages of poetry or 35 pages of fiction (include a synopsis if submitting a novel). Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2012

Poets Alice James Books is currently accepting entries for their Beatrice Hawley Award, a prize of $2,000 and publication by Alice James Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet residing in the United States. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2012

Photographers Entries are now beind accepted for the exhibition, Unconventional Inventions, displaying innovative, unusual, and alternative approaches to photography. The exhibition is a Photographic Resource Center satellite exhibition at Endicott College.  Learn more.
Deadline: Monday, December 3, 2012, 11:59pm

Photographers The Magenta Foundation is has announced call for photographers for the 9th Flash Forward, Emerging Photographers Competition. Applicants must be 34 years-of-age or under as of December 31, 2012. Learn more.
Deadline: Dec 31, 2012 (midnight)

Visual Artist Residency The Tides Institute Museum of Art, Eastport, ME,is currently accepting applications from photographers, printmakers, and installation work for their StudioWorks Artist in Residency Program. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2013

Visual Artists Residency The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is currently accepting applications from visual artists for a seven-month Visual Arts Fellowship residency.  Learn more.
Deadline:February 1, 2013

Image credit: Victorian era illustration from public domain.


Towing the Artist Opportunities Line

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

This is the fastest way to the art exhibition!

Digital Art and Photography The LACDA 2012, an international competition for digital art and photography, is now accepting entries. Artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition their main gallery. Ten second place winners will also be exhibited. Learn more.
Deadline September 24, 2012

Public Art Proposals are being sought for a public art work honoring the Sicilian fishermen of Boston’s North End. The work will be located on the north side of Long Wharf near the remnants of T Wharf, which along with Eastern Packard Pier and Commercial Wharf in Boston’s North End formed the commercial center of activity for the neighborhood. Budget: $100,000. Learn more.
Deadline: September 28, 2012 (5:00 pm)

Experimental Technology-Based Artwork COLLISIONcollective is currently accepting submissions of experimental technology-based artwork for an exhibition that will open at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain on Friday, November 9, 2012. Learn more.
Deadline: September 29, 2012 (before midnight)

Jewelry Grant Emerging Artist Award The Emerging Artist Award (EAA) is currently accepting applications. The EAA is awarded to makers of contemporary art jewelry who have completed their academic/professional training and are making new work as part of their post-training career. In addition to the $7,500 award, the winner of the EAA will have their work shown at SOFA NY or COLLECT in London with an AJF member gallery and will give a short talk as part of the lecture series. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2012

Residency The Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program is currently accepting applications from professional digital artists, writers, composers, musicians, two and three-dimensional visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, and artisans of all types the opportunity to pursue their art in a premier wilderness setting. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2012

Artists and Writers Residency The Vermont Studio Center is currently accepting applications for 35 fellowships for residencies.  All artists and writers are welcome to apply. Learn more.
Deadline:  October 1, 2012

Call for Articles, Reviews,Visual Art, Sonic Art, Performances Body, Space & Technology, an on-line interdisciplinary, innovative refereed journal is currently accepting submissions from all aspects of contemporary arts and new technologies. As well as articles, perspectives and reviews of books they are actively seeking reviews of performance and visual and sonic art. They would also like reports on related conferences, symposia and events. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2012

Call for Artists NEW EMERGING ARTISTS is currently accepting Submissions for a 5-Person Exhibition at MIAMI PROJECT, which runs along Art Basel on December 4-9, 2012 and features 65 galleries from around the world.  All artists must be at least 18 years old. Application fee is $35.00. All media considered. Learn more.
Deadline: October 20, 2012

Call for Drawing The Beard & Weil Galleries at Wheaton College is currently accepting entries for their inaugural biennial exhibition 2013 Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out of Bounds. Experimental work in all disciplines (sculpture, film, installation, printmaking, and more) that reconsiders the boundaries of drawing is accepted. Juror: Judith Tannenbaum, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum of Art. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2012

Call to Artists The Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich invites artists, designers and engineers to participate in Moving Landscapes: an outdoor sculpture exhibit, an outdoor sculpture exhibit of solar, wind, water, and human-powered kinetic sculpture for the 2013 season. An open house will be held on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 2-4pm for artists to learn more about the project and to visit the grounds on which the sculptures will be displayed. Learn more.
Deadline: November 18, 2012 (midnight)

Sculpture Residency The Sculpture Space, in Utica, New York is currently accepting applications from artists whose focus is sculpture for a two-month residency between September 2013 and August 2014. Eighteen to twenty residents are selectively chosen each year; a stipend of $2000 is awarded to offset costs (dependent on funding). Learn more
Deadline: December 1, 2012

Image credit: Vintage postcard depicting a man on water skis with woman in red bathing suit sitting in a motor boat.

Feel the Beat of Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Quiz time: who can name the squiggly-shaped horn hanging on the wall behind the clarinetist?

Digital Art Entries are now being accepted for IDEAS_12, an exhibition of innovative digital art work. The exhibition coincides with the tenth annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (IDMAA) conference, to be held on the campus of The New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. Works may be interactive pieces, animation, video, imagery, virtual spaces, sound, sculpture and hybrid media. Any piece using digital innovation to communicate an aesthetic idea is welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: September 21, 2012

Poets California State University is currently accepting entries for the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, a prize of $2,000 and publication by Anhinga Press. Cornelius Eady will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2012

Fellowships Fellowships of $70,000 each, office space at the Radcliffe Institute, and access to the libraries at Harvard University are given annually to artists in a variety of disciplines to allow them to pursue their creative projects. The fellowship period lasts from September through May. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2012

Small Works Exhibition The Torpedo Factory Art Center is currently accepting entries for their international exhibition 5×5(x5). Submitted work cannot exceed 5″ in any direction. All media accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: October 8, 2012

Call to Artists Love Art? Love football? This might be just the right call for you. Request for Qualifications/RFQ are being accepted for professional artists to design, fabricate and install artwork in front of the Frank T. Bow Building at 201 Cleveland Avenue, SW Canton, OH in order to commemorate the Eleven Greatest Moments in Pro Football History! Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2012

Exhibition Opportunity Redux, a contemporary art venue in South Carolina is offering opportunities for emerging, mid-career, and established artists to exhibit in historic downtown Charleston, SC. Exhibitions are not limited to any media, and an exhibition committee will consider all applicants for solo, two person, and group exhibitions for the 6-8 available slots in 2013/14. Learn more.
Deadline: October 24, 2012

Image credit: From Wikimedia. Painting of French soldier trying to play the clarinet, by Carle Vernet, 1812, Paris, France.


Clamoring for Artist Opportunties

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Sculptors The Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable is looking for sculptors to submit three dimensional work to be displayed in their outdoor art garden. All work will be offered for sale under the standard terms of the gallery. Any artists interested should submit inquiries and website links to the Cape Cod Art Association curator.
Deadline: Rolling

Writers Would-be McSweeney’s columnists: the literary magazine is holding its 4th Annual Column Contest. Submit a description of your proposed column, a full sample column, descriptions of three follow-ups, and a short bio. The top five selections will each receive a $500 award and a one-year contract to write the proposed column (approx. twice a month) for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Learn more.
Deadline: Monday, August 20, 2012, at 10 PM ET

Proposals for 10 Days of Art Provincetown 10 Days of Art 2012 Festival and Provincetown Community Compact (The Compact) are pleased to announce a multi-media exhibition at the Herring Cove Beach Bathhouse in the Cape Cod National Seashore. Ten Days That Shook the World: the Centennial Decade is set for September 28 to October 7, 2012. Project director artist Jay Critchley invites proposals for art installations, performance events and special programs. Learn more.
Deadline August 25, 2012

Call for Artists New American Paintings, a juried exhibition in print format, is currently accepting applications for their 2012 Northeast Competition. This year’s curator is Nina Gara Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Currier Museum of Art. The soft-cover art periodical is published by The Open Studios Press. Artists must submit 4 images for consideration. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2012

Women Filmmakers Entries are now being accepted for the London Feminist Film Festival (November 29 – December 2, 2012). The festival aims to counterbalance the mainstream film industry’s narrow representation of women and its neglect of women’s issues by showing a selection of films made by women filmmakers from around the world. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2012

Playwrights The Marin Theatre Company New Play Awards offer two prizes for new full-length plays by U.S. citizens: The Sky Cooper/Marin Theatre Company New American Play Prize awards $10,000, developmental workshop as part of the annual New Works Series, and consideration for full production; David Calicchio/Marin Theatre Company Emerging American Playwright Prize awards $2,500 and inclusion in MTC’s New Works staged reading series, plus travel and accommodations for the rehearsal period. No musicals, translations, adaptations, or individual one-acts. Collaborations welcome (prizes shared). Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2012

Call for Artists Entries are now being excepted for a thematic exhibition based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head to be held at the Limner Gallery, Oct 27 – Nov 24, 2012. Open for entry to all artists working in any media. $2200 in publication awards. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2012

Public Muralist Through a new partnership with the New Bedford Historical Society, UMASS Dartmouth, and ArtWorks!, the National Park Service is launching an annual Artist-In-Residence (AIR) initiative. Applications are now being accepted for a mural design commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2012

Sculptors Residency The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is currently accepting applications for residencies of 3 months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time. The Bemis Center is housed in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet. Each artist is provided with a generously sized live/work studio with a private bathroom and 24 hour access to facilities including a wood shop, installation spaces, and a large sculpture fabrication facility. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2012

Public Media Art The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts have issued a call for media art for display on the 80 foot tall Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. They are looking for five 4-minute videos, animations or computer generated work, that are capable of looping and use the entire Marquee in creative ways. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2012

Film/Video The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival is seeking entries. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2012

Image credit: Drawing of starfish and clamshell from