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Get Ahead Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015


Get your head in the game and take advantage of these upcoming opportunities.

Of Note Spark! Networking Event at Sohn Fine Art in Lenox, MA. Register now for the first SPARK! networking event of the year, held at Sohn Fine Art in conjunction with the 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition benefiting Berkshire Creative. Meet other creatives working in the region, make connections, get inspired, and learn something new – all against the backdrop of beautiful and thought-provoking photography. Free, but please register.
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm


Emerging, Diverse Writers HBO has announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship. The program will give emerging writers from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to attend a week of master classes held at the HBO campus in Santa Monica, California focusing on character and story development, pitching ideas and projects, securing an agent, and networking. Each participant will then enter into an 8-month writing phase where he/she will be paired with an HBO development executive and guided through the script development process. Apply using Learn more.
Deadline: Application portal opens March 4, 2015 and will close when 1,000 submissions have been reached.

Poets of African Descent The Cave Canem Foundation is accepting applications for its Poetry Prize, an award of $1000 and publication by Graywolf Press of a first poetry collection by a poet of African descent. Nikky Finney will judge. $15 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: March 9, 2015

First Novel Award The James Jones Literary Society of Wilkes University offers the First Novel Fellowship, a prize of $10,000 for a novel-in-progress by a U.S. writer who has not yet published a novel. Past recipients include Cam Terwilliger. $30 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2015

Temporary Public Art Fort Points Arts Community (FPAC) seeks proposals for a temporary public art installation in conjunction with FPAC’s May 2015 Open Studios. Projects may be proposed for any outdoor site in the Fort and should be accessible to Open Studios viewers as well as the general public. All media considered, one month minimum duration. Q&A session for applicants Monday, March 9, 2015, at FPAC Gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: March 19, 2015

New Music New Music USA is accepting applications for its Spring 2015 Project Grants. The grants support projects that involve new music getting out into the world through a live performance or recording. Awards can range between $250 and $15,000. Projects can take place up to two years past the deadline or up to six months prior. Requests can come from individuals or organizations. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Forest Artist Residency Artists in all media are invited to apply for the 2015 White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) Artist-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the WMNF and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. The residency program seeks to use art and creative expression to explore the many ways in which people relate to forests in general and to the WMNF in particular. One residency opportunity of at least three weeks will be offered between July and September; the artist(s) selected will be able to indicate their preferred time. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2015

Documentaries The Sundance Documentary Fund provides strategic financial support to cinematic, feature documentaries from independent filmmakers globally. The organization provides $1M-$2M in non-recoupable financing annually across all stages of development, production, post-production, and strategic audience engagement. Learn more.
Deadline: Applications accepting on a rolling basis until August 3, 2015

Image: vintage poster of American magician Harry Kellar, from Weird Vintage.

Increasing Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Portrait of Increase Sumner, the Fifth Governor of Massachusetts, (1797–1799), from the State Library of Massachusetts Flickr page.

Call for Artists Entries are now being accepted by Agora Gallery for their 30th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Accepted mediums include painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Visual Artist Residency The Goetemann Artist Residency in Gloucester, MA is now accepting applications. Venue is accessible by public transportation and offers three terms of 4 weeks each (with a possible 2 week option) from late May through October. Stay includes a private, waterfront live-work studio in a progressive arts community. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Grants for Emerging Fields, Literature, and Performing Arts A reminder that Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. Past awardees include Brian Knep, Eric Gottesman, and Jane Marsching. Learn more.
Deadline: March 2, 2015, 4:00pm EST

SerHacer Grants Available Eligible organizations and schools can apply for new, three-year grants from SerHacer, MCC’s newest initiative in Creative Youth Development. Inspired by El Sistema in Venezuela, SerHacer supports new and existing intensive, ensemble music making as a vehicle for youth development and social change. Learn more. Information sessions will take place at MCC’s offices on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 10am-12pm, and via webinar on Friday, March 13 from 10am-12pm. Register now.
Intent to Apply Deadline: March 15, 2015
Full Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

Massachusetts Artists Brush Art Gallery & Studios in Lowell has issued a call for entries for Massachusetts Artists 2015: A Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Work by the Artists who Live in Massachusetts. The juror will be Joanna Fink, Director, Alpha Gallery, Boston. Exhibition Dates are April 18 – June 6, 2015. Opening Reception: April 25, 2 – 4 pm. Learn more. Contact with questions.
Deadline: March 21, 2015 by 4:00 PM

Documentaries Independent Lens is accepting applications for its 2015/2016 season. Applications must include a url address to a secure online screener (e.g. Vimeo) and the password to view your film. This link must remain active until the submissions deadline. Final decisions emailed on or before April 30, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: March 27, 2015

Printmaking Residency Mixit Print Studio in Cambridge, MA, is currently accepting applications for their Summer Residencies. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Marine Environment Art Grant The Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant Rhode Island 2014 is currently accepting applications. Grants are intended to assist individual and collaborating artists whose works are related to themes of the marine environment. Curatorial proposals will be considered. A total of $3,000 in grants is awarded annually. Established in 1988 to encourage New England professional visual artists to address the issues of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities. Learn more.
Deadline: May 29, 2015

Image: portrait of Increase Sumner, the Fifth Governor of Massachusetts, (1797–1799), from the State Library of Massachusetts Flickr page.

Sketching Out Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015


Artist Residency 360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a free artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency. They also have a personal residency program for artists who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 4 months). Write: for more info.
Deadline: January 18, 2015

Photography The Center for Fine Art Photography has announced their call for entry, Landscapes with juror Chantel Paul, Chantel Paul is the Assistant Curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego, CA. All artist interpretations on this theme are encouraged. All capture types and post-production processes are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: February 11, 2015

Sculptors The Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, has announced a call for artists for their 17th Annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. They are seeking proposals from artists for 2015-2016. Selected artists each receive a $1,000 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Learn more.
Deadline: February 16, 2015

Filmmakers The Provincetown International Film Festival is accepting Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Animated Feature, Short, and Student Short submissions. Films must have been completed after June 1, 2013. Submit using Withoutabox. Submissions considered for audience, jury, and first-time filmmaker awards. Learn more.
Deadline: February 23, 2015

Call for Artist Proposals  The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) invites artists from all disciplines to apply for Fair Verona, three open-air festivals that will transform some of Boston’s most cherished parks and local communities into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. Fair Verona, part of Shakespeare OFF the Common, will encourage participation through interactive outdoor arts activities, build community identity and a sense of place, and help revitalize the local economy. Honorarium will be awarded to the top artists selected for Fair VeronaLearn more. Questions, contact Marissa Friedman, CSC’s Community Engagement Coordinator, at
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Residencies for Artists, Scientists, Writers Applications are now being accepted for PLAYA’s artist residencies in south central Oregon. They offer seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural community. Residencies are open to artists, scientists, naturalists, and individuals engaged in forms of creative research. Learn more.
Deadline: of March 1, 2015

Creative Writing Fellowships The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. The NEA Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. These guidelines are for fellowships in prose. You may apply only once each year. If you have questions about your application, please contact the Literature staff at 202/682-5034 or Learn more.
Deadline: March 11, 2015

Printmakers The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is currently accepting entries for the 10th Biennial International Print Exhibition. Work can not exceed 4″ square. Learn more.
Deadline: March 14, 2015

Image credit: Illustration of child drawing on a wall from The Nursery, A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers Vol XIII – No. 4, a children’s magazine published in 1873.


Auld Lang Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014


Call for Art The Rocky Neck Art Colony invites New England artists in all 2D and 3D media to submit work for the exhibition, Perfect Storm. Varied and diverse interpretations of this title are encouraged. The show will be held at the Rocky Neck Art Colony Cultural Center in Gloucester. Learn more.
Deadline: January 9, 2015

Short Stories The Ruth Hindman Foundation offers a prize of $2,000 for a short story in the H.E. Francis Short Story Competition. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Artists, Performers, Educators The Cambridge Winters Farmers Market is looking for musicians, dancers, storytellers and educators. If you’d like to be involved in any of these roles, or as a business sponsors or volunteer, contact info@cambridgewinterfarmersmarket.comLearn more.
Deadline: January 16,2015

Public Art Proposals The City of Somerville, acting by and through the Somerville Arts Council and the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD), is seeking the services of a designer/fabricator to provide design, fabrication, and installation oversight services for custom seating area and public art on a new plaza to be constructed near Davis Square in Somerville, MA. The City intends to include creatively designed and fabricated benches and sculptural elements to build on Davis Square’s creative aesthetic and connection to the arts community. The work produced from this process is intended to be functional and to distinguish Somerville for its inclusion of artists and the arts in everyday life. Learn more.
Deadline: January 30, 2015

Massachusetts Composers  The goal of this competition is to promote unity between the El Sistema programs in the Commonwealth, to encourage composition of original works for full orchestra and chorus, to stimulate and promote contemporary music for orchestra and chorus, showcase the works of Massachusetts based composers, and to establish the creative ties between the El Sistema inspired programs of Massachusetts and composers of today. The winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize and their composition will be performed in a convening of students from all the El Sistema inspired programs in the state. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2015

Cambridge Open Studios Visual and performing artists who live, work or have a studio in Cambridge are invited to participate in the 7th annual city-wide Cambridge Arts Open Studios May 9th and 10th. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2015

Artist Residencies The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer from mid June to mid August in ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice. Learn more
Deadline: February 1, 2015

Call for Art The Maud Morgan Arts Center in Cambridge, is seeking artwork that incorporates text and image for their Small Works Salon 2015: Word + Image. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Call for Art The South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA, is currently accepting entries for the exhibition, Earth, Wind & Fire. Juried by Carl Belz, Director Emeritus at Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA. Open to all media. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Request for Expressions of Interest for Provincetown AIDS Memorial Seeking expressions of interest from qualified artists to develop a site-specific Memorial commemorating the lives lost to AIDS and the Town’s response to the AIDS crisis. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2015.


Breathe Easy Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014


Take a deep breath and dive into these artist opportunities.

Call for Art Gallery 263, Cambridge is now accepting entries for Chroma, a national juried exhibition of work on hue saturation and value, selected by Lynda Schlosberg (Boston-based artist, Kingston Gallery). Open to all US residents. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. Work in all media is encouraged.  Learn more.
Deadline: December 7, 2014

LGBT Writers Submissions for the Publishing Triangle’s Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry; Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry; Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction; and Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction; as well as for the Ferro-Grumley Literary Award for LGBT fiction are now open. Learn more.
Deadline: December 9, 2014

Art & Handmade Goods Space is available for Somerville’s upcoming Saturday Local Artist Markets (SLAM) in December. SLAM provides a venue for local artists to exhibit & sell their work & an opportunity for shoppers to find a wide variety of art & handmade goods in one location. All media is considered. Entry fee. Questions, contact marykeane55@hotmail.comLearn more.

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the 6th National Juried Photography Exhibit Of Memory, Bone & Myth, organized by The University of North Dakota’s Department of Art & Design. This year’s juror is Tom Young. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2014

Poetry New American Press is currently accepting submissions for their 2015 New American Poetry Prize. The winning manuscript will be published, and its author awarded $1,000. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2014

Residencies for Visual Artists & Writers with Spinal Cord Injury The Alliance of Artists Communities has announced that applications are now available for the 2015 Creative Access residency awards. The program provides visual artists and writers living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) a month-long, funded studio residency. The program is open to all visual artists and writers living with Spinal Cord Injury in the United States and Canada. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Breath of Spring Exhibit at Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, MA. Learn more.
Deadline:  January 23, 2015 (midnight EST)

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Animals in Action Online Photography Exhibit sponsored by Photography Center of Cape Cod. Learn more.
Deadline: January 30, 2015 (midnight EST)

Temporary Public Art Submissions for temporary public art in Spy Pond Park, Arlington are now being accepted. This juried exhibition, sponsored by Arlington Recreation and Arlington Public Art, is open to all artists 18 years or older producing temporary public art installations suitable for three week outdoor and public exposure. Artists are encouraged to explore the history of this pond and surrounding area for ideas. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Artist Opportunities Above the Fold

Thursday, November 13th, 2014


Call for Sketchbooks The Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville, MA, invites artists to participate in the curated exhibition The Sketchbook Show. The curators are Ellie Laramee-Byers and Rachel MelloLearn more.
Deadline: November 16, 2014

Printmakers The International Print Center New York is currently accepting entries for their New Prints 2015/Winter exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Call for Art The Brookline Arts Center is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Golden, February 6-April 10, 2015. The jurors are Julie Graham and Mags HarriesLearn more.
Deadline: December 7, 2014 (11:59pm)

Artist Residencies 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. Learn more
Deadline: February 1, 2015

Call for Artists Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. Artists must be a U.S.-based artists, 19 years of age and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibit. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2015

Sculptors The Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA, invites artists to forward a selection of up to three existing sculptures or installations for a juried outdoor exhibition from 5/15/2015 to 11/1/2015. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Image credit: Portrait of Emma, 1887, by Anders Zorn. Image in public domain.

Artist Opportunities By the Powers of Shakespeare

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

By the powers of Shakespeare, I defy ye all…
… to apply apace for yon artists opportunities!

Of Note Assets for Artists recently published a great list of upcoming deadlines for artist opportunities. Click and prosper.

Art Projects in Melrose The Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts (MMFA) is currently accepting grant proposals from artists interested in bringing their work to the City of Melrose. The MMFA provides limited funds to arts organizations and individual artists to provide broad-based arts experiences to the citizens of the City of Melrose. Qualifying artists, projects or presenters need not be from Melrose, although the product or presentation must occur in Melrose for the benefit of the Melrose community. Questions, email Learn more.
Deadline: rolling

Ten-minute Plays City Theatre in Miami is accepting submissions of short plays (ten minutes) for its City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting. The winning play will be produced in the annual Summer Shorts festival, and the winning playwright will earn royalties, a cash prize of $1,000 and be invited to Miami for the festival. Submit one play only; plays can span style and genre. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2014

Fellowships Fellowships of up to $75,000 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, 2014

New Music Projects New Music USA is funding projects that involve “new music getting out into the world through a live performance or recording.” Requests can come from individuals or organizations. To apply, create a user profile and a project page on the New Music USA Web site. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014 (5 PM EST)

Historical Creative Writing Fellowships The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA will award at least three fellowships to creative and performing artists and writers to explore pre-20th century American history at the organization’s independent research library. The fellowships will provide monthlong residencies, which include $1,850 and optional housing (housing fee deducted from stipend), to “multiply and improve the ways in which an understanding of history is communicated to the American people.” Fellowship projects include historical novels, nonfiction, plays, poetry, documentary film, screenplays, articles, costume and set designs, sculpture, painting, and other creative endeavors with a basis in history.
Learn more.
Deadline: October 5, 2014

Public Media Art The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts are issuing the twelfth call for media art for display on the Marquee. The organizations are looking for 45-second videos, animations, or computer-generated works that push the creative limits of this LED sculpture. The call is limited to Massachusetts residents only. Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday, October 12, 2014 (midnight)

New England Artists New England artists who has not had a solo show in a commercial gallery are encouraged to apply to the Bromfield Gallery Solo 2015 Competition. This contest awards two artists a solo exhibition each in January, 2015, at Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Apply online, all media, with up to 5 jpgs ($30 fee). Juror: Judith Tolnick Champa, editor-ar-large, Art New England. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Boston-area Visual Artists Reminder to Boston-area artists: apply for the Artadia award. Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2014 Boston Artadia Award from all visual artists living and working throughout the metro Boston area. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected through a two-tiered jury process that employs a panel of prominent curators and established artists in the fall of 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: October 24, 2014

Poets The Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize includes a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. Peter Stitt is the final judge. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Northeast Artists The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) seeks submissions for Open Call: NNE (North-Northeast), a juried exhibition open to artists in the six New England states and New York. Open Call: NNE will showcase dozens of artists with 1-4 works each. The exhibition dates are January 10–February 7, 2015. The juror is Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. ENTRY FEE: $30 ($20 for BMAC members). Learn more.
Deadline: November 14, 2014

Creative Repurposing PIPELINE Ideas Competition is offering a $1,000 prize. Artists are encouraged to submit creative ideas to re-use massive cast iron water pump components for functional items like seating, bike racks, way-finding and signage, or sculpture in Medfield. Questions, email Learn more.
Deadline: November 21, 2014 (5 PM EST)

Image: “The hostile press and the consequences of crim. con., or, Shakspeare in danger” by Robert Cruikshank. Image from Folger Shakespeare Library, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Learn more about Folger Shakespeare Library images in the public domain.

Accelerating Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Life’s not a race but hurry anyway and apply to these!

Of Note FLUX.Boston just published a spiffy list of current calls-to-artists. Check it out!

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery’s exhibit Leaves: Color, Cadence, & Texture (Oct 23-Jan 12). Artists are invited to submit up to five pieces, provide one (8″x10″) color print for each entry for judging purposes only. Any medium is acceptable. All prints must be labeled on the back with name, contact information, dimensions of framed work, title of piece and medium. Entry fee is $15. Provide a stamped return envelope to fit your artwork if you would like it returned. Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067. Question, contact
Deadline: September 29, 2014

Call for Exhibition Proposals The South Shore Art Center seeks exhibition proposals for its Bancroft Gallery. Group or themed shows preferred. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014

Artist Residency The Millay Colony is currently accepting applications from visual artists, writers and composers for their residency program. The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month or two-week residencies to visual artists, composers and writers between the months of April and November. Residents artists get private rooms, studios and all meals during their stay at our pastoral campus. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014

Project Support Proposals Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced the launch of an open call for proposals for artists whose work intersects with activism. Up to $100,000 in project support and up to $10,000 in travel and research grants will be provided to artists and collectives working to address pressing challenges facing societies in the U.S. and beyond. Learn more
Deadline: October 13, 2014

Call for Art The Prince Street Gallery is now accepting entries for a national jury exhibition (January 27–February 21, 2015), for artists working two-dimensionally. The juror is Robert Berlind. Learn more.
Deadline: October 24, 2014

Poets, Poetry Organizations, Presses, and Editors Proposal submissions are now being accepted for The Seventh Massachusetts Poetry Festival to be held May 1-3, 2015, in Salem, Massachusetts. Learn more. Submit here.
Deadline: October 30, 2014

Call to Artists The Cambridge Art Association is now accepting entries to Platinum, their 2014-2015 juried biennial exhibition. This year’s juror is Alise Upitis, The MIT List Visual Art Center, Public Art Curator. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2014 (5:00pm)

Residency Fellowships for Writers The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is currently accepting applications for fiction and poetry Fellowships. Open to writers in the emerging stages of their careers. Fellows may be citizens of any country. The Work Center awards residency fellowships to five poets and fiction fiction writers a year. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Artist Opportunities Headliners

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Dewey Defeats Truman

The votes are in: Artist Opportunities for President.

Call for Art The Dedham Square Artist Guild is currently accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition Word. Open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. Learn more
Deadline: September 19, 2014

Artist Fellowships Applications are now being accepted for Guggenheim Fellowships, 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. Grants are to individuals only (but are not available to students) and have been averaging $43,200. Learn more.
Deadline: September 19, 2014

Short Fiction Collections The Moon City Short Fiction Award is for an original collection of short fiction written originally in English by a single or collaborative author. Individual pieces in the collection may be published in periodicals, but not yet collected and published in full-length manuscript form. Entries may include short shorts, short fiction, and/or up to one novella. Prize of $1000 and publication by Moon City Press. Manuscripts should fall between 30,000 and 65,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014

Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library is currently accepting proposals for monthly exhibits of 2-dimensional, original work by regional artists for July–December 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: October 24, 2014

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Photography Center of Cape Cod’s next online photography contest, Reflections, with $475 worth of available prizes. The best submissions will be featured in an online image gallery with cash prizes available for first, second and two honorable mentions. Any interpretation will be considered. Learn more
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Female-Identified Filmmakers Women Action Media’s Boston Film Festival (WAM)Boston is seeking submissions in all genres for a film festival centered on films by and about women. All subjects are welcome — drama, comedy, documentary, experimental, short and feature length alike. The film must be directed and/or produced by a female-identified filmmaker. Learn more.
Deadline: November 7, 2014

Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art Applications are now being accepted from A Blade of Grass for one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives. Fellowships pair project support of $20,000 with strategic support, assessment tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists. Learn more.
Deadline: November 24, 2014

Portraits The National Portrait Gallery has issued a call for entries for The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016. The work entered should be understood as a portrait in the broadest sense. It may be a traditional, representational work or it may be a more experimental or conceptual portrait, but it must be based on the artist’s direct contact with any living individual(s). Self-portraits will be accepted. Entries will be accepted in all visual arts media including but not restricted to: painting, drawing and watercolor, sculpture, weaving, ceramics, photography, prints, video, film, performance, and digital or time-based media. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2014

Artist Residency The Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) offers  1-month retreats for creative writers of all types. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: Photograph Harry Truman holding newspaper that reads Dewey Defeats Truman from the Library of Congress.

Artist Opportunities Grand Prix

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Navigate ArtSake’s radius at your own speed.

Free Memoir Class and Publication Opportunity for Dorchester Senior Citizens. Grub Street Writing Center and Mayor Walsh’s Memoir Project class returns to Dorchester. The Memoir Project honors the stories of Boston’s residents aged 60 and older by teaching the basics of memoir writing. Learning these skills will give participants a practical and meaningful way to turn memories into coherent narratives with lasting value. An essay from each participant will be published in a collected volume. The free class will run September 18 – November 13 on Thursdays from 10:00am – 1:00pm (with lunch provided) at the Irish Pastoral Centre (15 Rita Road in Dorchester). There is no writing experience necessary, just life experience. Must be a resident of Dorchester. Space is limited. Call to reserve a seat with Greg Josselyn at 617-635-4250 or For more information:

Digital Documentary Storytelling The MIT Open Documentary Lab is now accepting applications for its Fellows Program. Visiting Fellowship positions are non-compensated appointments established to provide the opportunity for artists, technologists, and scholars to participate in a rich exchange with members of the Open Documentary Lab, the wider MIT community and other visiting fellows and artists. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2014

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins Colorado is now accepting entries for their international call. The juror is Shane Lavalette. Learn more
Deadline: September 3, 2014

Call for Performers Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Vermont Performance Showcase to be held on Thursday, November 20th at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. Learn more.
Deadline: September 3, 2014

Performing Artists’ Grants The USArtists International provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists from across the country who have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and, new this year, performing arts markets anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Learn more.
Deadline: September 5, 2014

Printmakers The IPCNY is now accepting entries for New Prints 2014/Autumn, their 49th New Prints Exhibition. Juror is Nicola López, an artist and printmaker who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and teaches at Columbia University. Only original fine art (limited edition and unique) prints are eligible; reproductions of other artwork such as drawings or paintings are not acceptable. Videos, installations and other projects using printmaking as a major component are acceptable. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2014 (11:59 PM)

Fiction Author Rick Bass will serve as the judge for Whitefish Review’s fiction prize — “The Rick Bass/Montana Prize for Fiction.” First place winner of the fiction prize will receive a $1,000 and be published in #16 to be released December 2014. All submissions will be considered for publication, but only one story will be awarded the prize. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2014

Visual Artists Fund The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists considers proposals from professional artists who have secured tangible prospects for advancing their careers, but lack sufficient financial resources to capitalize on those opportunities. Examples include but are not limited to: the completion of work due to a gallery, museum, or private collection, the transportation of work or of the artist to an exhibition of that artist’s material, the management of logistical or technical requirements to realize a project, etc. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2014

Filmmakers The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is now accepting applications. The fellowship assists emerging documentary editors by developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. Emerging documentary editors who have cut at least one feature documentary (longer than 60 minutes) but no more than three and are based in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Learn more
Deadline: September 30, 2014

Image credit: Image of Keith’s bicycle track, 1901, from the Museum of the City of New York