Archive for the ‘residencies’ Category

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



Little Crabby Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Five foot two, eyes of blue, oh what those five feet could do, has anybody seen my gal?

Choreographers The American Dance Guild’s (ADG) 2012 Performance Festival is now accepting entries. The festival will take place at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street (at 9th Avenue), New York City on September 6-9, 2012. Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2012

Fiber Artists Entries are now being accepted for a fine art fiber exhibition at Gallery 7 in Maynard called Seductive Surfaces. All textile processes including mixed media (some fiber must be included) will be considered. NO 3D work accepted. The juror is Erica Licea-Kane, Assistant Professor in the Art Department and the Director of the Towne Art Gallery at Wheelock College. Learn more. Questions: 978-897-9777
Deadline: April 12, 2012

Poets The Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize offers an award of $1,000 and publication of an original poem. Submit two copies of up to three poems (10 pages max.). $20 entry fee includes Spoon River Poetry Review subscription. Past winners include Nancy K. Pearson. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2012

Western Massachusetts Artists The Second Amherst Biennial: Art in Expected & Unexpected Places is now accepting entries. The Biennial will take place this fall (Oct./Nov. 2012), all over Amherst, including sites on Amherst College, UMass & the Emily Dickinson Museum. They are looking for the best art created in Western MA during the last two years. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2012

Artist Residency  The Distillery Residency is an 8 week free workspace-only residency running from June 18th to August 17th at The Distillery, a former rum distillery and arts building in South Boston, MA. Residents will be given a 240 sq/ft studio space to work in for the duration of their residency and will be provided a materials budget up to $800 depending on the scope of their project. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: May 1, 2012

MassArt Alumni The Menino Arts Center in Hyde Park, MA, will host a juried exhibition of MassArt alumni work during May 2012. The exhibition Post MassArt will feature artworks that speak to the various directions alumni have pursued since graduating from the college. The exhibition will be curated by Edmund Barry Gaither, Director and Curator of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA). Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2012

Northampton-area Arts Projects In most cases, our Local Cultural Councils accept grant proposals once annually – in October. But the Northampton Arts Council has a special, locally-supported arts grant round this Spring. Reimbursement grants will be available to area writers, painters, photographers, sculptors, musicians, filmmakers, schools, and all other creatives and small arts organizations for projects held in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds. Learn more.  Questions: contact Sondra Peron.
Deadline: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 (in-hand by 4:30 PM)

Sculptors This summer, Beverly Main Streets will unveil an outdoor sculpture gallery on the sidewalks and in the parks of downtown Beverly MA. Sculptures will be on display from July 2012 through June 2013. Open to all sculptors. Stipend and low sales commission. Full color catalog and frequent promotional events to attract visitors. Learn more.
Deadline: May 11, 2012

Video Artists VIDEONALE is now accepting entries for their 14th VIDEONALE to take place in the Kunstmuseum Bonn. Single or multi-channel video work accepted. There are no restrictions on the subject, but the works submitted must be not more than 2 years old, i.e. they must date from 1 Jan 2010 or later. Learn more.
Deadline: July 6 2012

Image credit: Photograph of crab. US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Eyeing Artist Opportunities

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts On February 1, 2012, Creative Capital will begin accepting online Letters of Inquiry for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. To be eligible to apply, an artist must be A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident, at least 25 years old, a working artist with at least five years of professional experience, and not a full-time student. Selected grantees receive up to $50,000 in direct support and a suite of services valued at more than $40,000. The Inquiry Form will be open until March 1, 2011. Learn more.

Wanted: Technology-based Art COLLISIONcollective has a call for proposals for experimental, technology-based artwork for its 17th COLLISION exhibition. Submissions will be judged according to the following criteria (in decreasing order of importance) – work should be: technological in production or product; safe to patrons; completed and available (including artist); size-appropriate for AXIOM Gallery space; exciting/novel; thought provoking; high quality in its craft. See samples of past successful work. The show will open March 2, 2012 and run for four weeks. Learn more.
Deadline: January 14, 2012

Artists in Residence Program I-Park announces its 12th season hosting its multi-disciplinary residency program in a 450-acre natural woodland retreat in East Haddam, CT. Self-directed artists’ residencies will be offered May-November 2012. Most sessions are four weeks in duration and are offered to those working in the Visual Arts, Music Composition, Creative Writing, Moving Image, and Landscape/Garden Design. Except for the $30 application fee, the residency is offered at no cost to accepted artists and includes comfortable private living quarters, a private studio, and meal program. Learn more.  Questions: or 860-873-2468.
Deadline: January 30, 2012

Cambridge Artists The Cambridge Arts Council invites visual & performing artists working in all media, who either live or work in Cambridge, to participate in the fourth annual citywide Cambridge Open Studios. Show your work in your own studio or in one of the common venues along with other artists. Register and learn more.
Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2011

Artist Toolbox Program for Musicians A partnership between the Arts & Business Council and the Berklee College of Music Rethink Music Initiative, this series of topic-specific workshops and webinars begins in February and culminates in the Rethink Music Conference in April. Topics range from marketing and business strategy to copyright issues in the digital age, artist management, and fundraising. The Toolbox is designed to meet the needs of jazz, classical, rock, and folk musicians. The cost of the program is $495. Fee includes admission to the Rethink Music Conference. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2012

Photographers Photo Nights Boston is seeking submissions. As part of Photo Nights Boston’s October 2012 public art event, an artist will be selected to design and produce a photography-based work of public art as a focal point for the program. Open to artists 18 years of age or older with no geographic restriction. Finalists will receive a $1,000 proposal development fee. The project budget is $10,000. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2012

Time-Based Work ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a biannual DVD publication, is currently accepting submissions of time-based work for V20: THE CINEMATIC. They seek works that explore the complex relationship between cinema and new media. They will review installation, video, performance, sound, and any other work best documented in time-based format. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: April 1, 2012

Image credit: From the Town Art Collection of Provincetown, MA. Josephine T. Arico’s “Untitled”, Oil on canvas, 26 x 18.25.

Stuck-up Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Flyers pinned to a wall with pushpins. Photograph by ArtSake.

Playwrights The Provincetown Theater Company invites local Massachusetts and Rhode Island based authors to submit work to the 2012 Winter Reading Series. Seeking submissions for one-act plays, collections of shorts running approximately an hour, and full-length plays. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: December 17, 2011 (postmarked)

Photographers Uforge Gallery is now accepting entries for their photography exhibition called Space. Work should focus on the environment that surrounds you at any given moment whether it be vast or minute. Learn more.
Deadline: December 18, 2011

Artist Residency Banff Artist in Residence programs in Canada offer independent periods of study where artists, curators, and other arts professionals are free to experiment and explore. Participants are provided with an individual studio accessible 24 hours a day, as well as use of Visual Arts facilities including printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. BAIR offers short- and long-term opportunities to work at a remove from the constraints of everyday life. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing opportunities.

Poets The Poetry Society of America is now accepting entries in multiple categories for their annual awards. Learn more.
Deadline: December 22, 2011

Playwrights The National New Play Network, c/o Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is now accepting entries for the Smith Prize, a $5,000 cash award that is split between the winning playwright and the first National New Play Network member theatre that chooses to produce the winning play. Work must specifically focus on American politics. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: December 30, 2011

Women Writers The Orlando Prizes and eMessage competitions are open to all women regardless of nationality. All submissions must be unpublished works written in English. Categories include short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and flash fiction. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2012

African American Women Artists The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Rhode Island, invites New England-based African American women artists to submit original work for a juried fine art exhibition, AFROCENTRIC at Gallery Z, in Providence, RI, next April/May 2012. The juror is L’Merchie Frazier. For information, prospectus, entry form:
Deadline: February 10, 2012

Call For Artists Violence Transformed 2012 seeks entries in any medium for exhibition and digital projection at the Massachusetts State House and other curated venues in April, May, and June. They welcome artworks addressing issues of protest, refuge, healing, and commemoration and are particularly interested in works that give expression to the transformative power of art by imagining alternatives to violence. Submit disk containing up to 6 jpeg images, printed image list (title, medium, dimensions), c.v., artist’s statement and $15 submission fee to: Violence Transformed, c/o Gail Bos, 48 Sheridan Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Learn more.
Deadline: February 18, 2011

Call for Exhibition Proposals The Soap Factory,  a 120-year old ex-industrial warehouse on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis,  exhibits work in its galleries throughout the year. Exhibitions curated from submissions are typically comprised of 8-10 artists. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2012

Image credit: Photograph by ArtSake.

Clean and Tidy Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

A clean hallway, with hanging artwork. Photograph by ArtSake.

Poets The Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize of $1,000 is now accepting submissions. All submissions must be original, unpublished work. Read more.
Deadline: December 1, 2011 (postmarked)

Poetry Chapbook Competition The Center for Book Arts invites submissions to its annual Poetry Chapbook Competition. The winning manuscript will be chosen in May 2012 and will be awarded with the publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook printed and bound by artists at the Center for Book Arts. The edition is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, ten of which are reserved for the author and the remainder of which will be offered for sale through the Center. The winning poet will also receive a cash award of $500, and a $500 honorarium for a reading, to be held at the Center in the fall of 2012, as well as an exclusive opportunity to stay at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York as one of their Winter Shakers. This year’s judges will be Phillis Levin & Sharon Dolin. Read more.
Deadline: December 1, 2011

Public Art Riverscaping, an international and northeastern US public realm/public art/design-build competition on the Connecticut River in Massachusetts is now accepting proposals. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: December 10, 2011

Visual Artist Grants The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation has an Individual Support Grant program for painters, sculptors, and printmakers who have been creating mature art for at least 20 years and who are in current financial need. Grants are available through an open application process. Application forms are available by mail only. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2011 (postmarked)

Call for Artists Heritage Museums and Gardens are looking for submissions from contemporary artists to create a “fanciful but working garden gate”. Work will be for sale. For guidelines and application form, contact Jan Crocker at or 508-888-3300 x102.
Deadline: December 31, 2011

Artists Residencies Wanna get away? The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH, offers creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination. The sole criterion for acceptance to The MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2012

Artist Residency The Bemis Center in Omaha provides three months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time with their Artists-in-Residencies program. Learn more.
February 28, 2012

Image credit: Photograph of hallway by ArtSake. Photograph of garden gate courtesy Heritage Museums and Gardens.

Megalithic Artists Opportunities

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Go on, don’t be shy. Enter the circle and lay down your mark lest you become an ancient relic.

Dancers and Choreographers The Boston Dance Alliance’s 6th Annual Open Call Audition for dancers and choreographers will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2011. Early registration is now open but you can also register at the door. Learn more.

Newton Artists Any artist who lives, works, or attends art classes in Newton or who is a member of a Newton arts organization can apply for the Newton Open Studio Fall Juried Show. The juror this year is Katherine French, director of the Danforth Museum. Selected artists will take part in the November 5-6 sale weekend at the Newton Cultural Center, and 10 artists will be selected for the three-week “Juror Award Preview Exhibit” at NewTV Gallery. Find more information. Questions: Newton Open Studios.
Deadline: September 20, 2011.

Filmmakers Entries are now being accepted for the annual IFFBoston 2012. The festival will take place April 25 – May 2, 2012. Registration available at Withoutabox.

Playwrights Culture*Park seeks original short plays for their 10th anniversary short plays marathon on November 19, 2011 in New Bedford. Plays should be recent, not produced, and not exceeding 15 minutes. Selected plays will be presented as staged readings in the New Bedford Whaling Museum Theater. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: October 5, 2011

Residency Opportunity The Arteles Creative Residency Program in Finland is now accepting applications. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: October 7, 2011

Films and Screenplays The Female Eye Film Festival (Toronto, ON) is accepting entries for both films and screenplays for their 10th Anniversary Festival March 21 – 25, 2012. Films must be directed by a woman. The Screenplay Program is open to men and women. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: October. 31, 2011

Call to Artists The Arte Laguna and the Italian cultural association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art) is now accepting applications for their 6th International Arte Laguna Prize. The Prize is aimed at supporting emerging and established artists creating painting, sculpture, photographic art, video art, performance, and virtual art. Read more. Questions:
Deadline: November 11, 2011

Cape Cod Artists The South Yarmouth Library is looking for local artists to display their work on the library’s Art Wall. Every month, one artist has the opportunity to display their work in the library’s public reading room. The wall space is approximately 20 feet long and 5 feet in height. 312 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth. Questions: Toby Wilson (508-760-4820 x1317).

Image credit: Photograph by of Merry Maidens Stone Circle in Corwall, England, by Trish Steel.

Artist Opportunities Back to School

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

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Call to Artists Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Providence, RI is now accepting entries for the exhibition Curiouser. The aim of the exhibition is to bring the humanities and sciences together with the arts, offering a unique lens on the Victorian era’s obsession with natural studies and specimen collecting. Learn more.
Deadline: September 8, 2011

Choreography The Shared Choreographers’ Concert (SCC), a tradition of the Dance Complex since 1992, occurs three times a year. This educational program has seen numerous choreographers making their debut in the Julie Ince Thompson Theatre. This fall, SCC will be held on October 21-22, 2011 as part of the 20th birthday celebration of The Dance Complex. Mentors are Brian Crabtree, Kelli Edwards, and Rozann Kraus. To participate, send a dance proposal to
Deadline: September 14, 2011

Free Public Art Discussion New Media & Emerging Technologies in Public Art at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery, September 26, 2011; 6-9PM. The discussion will feature eight short, seven-minute presentations by New England artists who are making great strides within – or commentaries upon – the spheres of new media and emerging technologies, and whose projects are expanding the “public-ness” of public art.

Filmmakers Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival and Short Film Competition (October 21-23, 2011, Austin, TX) is now accepting entries in two categories: Emerging – Collegiate and Independent, and Scholastic – K-12.  Learn more. Questions: 512-478-3366 or
Deadline: September 30, 2011

Residency Fellowships The Vermont Studio Center has announced the availability of residency fellowship awards. Learn more.
Deadline: October 3, 2011

Call to Artists Laughing Dog Bicycles in Amherst, MA has announced a call to artists. They have a new front space on South Pleasant Street (next to Collective Copies) for exhibitions. Their intention is to offer monthly installations. No charge for display; no commissions asked. Artist must take care of hanging art and managing any openings. Prospective artists just need to send samples of their work. Contact: or 413-367-9231.
Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: Victorian school clipart.