Archive for the ‘residencies’ Category

Lapping Up Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Marguerite Gérard, The Cat's Lunch, Musee Fragonard, Grasse, France

Depicted above, 18th century dishwasher.

Artist-in-Residence The Artist-in-Residence Program at Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor, Maine, is now accepting applications for its June 2014 – May 2015 season. Open to professional writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists. Housing provided.  Learn more.
Deadline: October 28, 2013

Fiction The 2013 Indiana Review Fiction Prize contest is currently open for submissions. Reading fee; Cash award and publication. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2013

Women Photographers The 38th Anniversary Women’s International Juried Call is currently open for submissions from women photographers worldwide. Entry fee; Cash award; magazine cover and exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31

Filmmakers Entries are now being accepted for the 12th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston: April 23 – 30, 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2013

Short Story Ruminate Magazine is curently accepting entries for their 2013 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Entry fee; Cash prize and publication in the spring 2014 issue. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2013

Emerging Artists The 2014 Rome Prize Fellowship sponsored by the American Academy of Rome is currently seeking emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence in the early or middle stages of their working lives. Cash and prizes. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2013

Call to Steampunk Artists The Springfield Museums is inviting all artists to submit design plans for their large-scale exhibition Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City. Co-curated by Bruce Rosenbaum, the exhibition will be on view from March 22 to September 28, 2014 in the Victorian-built George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. Learn more.
Deadline: November 8, 2013

Printmakers Entries are now being accepted for the International Print Center’s New Prints 2014/Winter call. Learn more.
Deadline: November 20, 2013 (11:59 PM)

Photographers The online exhibition Signs of Our Times 3 is currently accepting images of signs. The actual signs may be real or something created or manipulated by you in any media. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: Marguerite Gérard, The Cat’s Lunch, Musee Fragonard, Grasse, France.

Artist Residencies and Travel

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Recently, the 2013 TransCultural Exchange Conference took place in Boston. Held biennially, the conference focuses on international opportunities for artists in all disciplines. Dan Blask from the ArtSake blog spoke on a panel called “How to Make It All Happen: Travel, Produce Art, and Fund your Dreams,” moderated by Mira Bartok.

One of the primary topics of the “How to Make It All Happen” discussion was artist residencies. Artist residencies offer artists a place to reside and work for a given period of time, allowing for crucial, dedicated focus on art-making. The length of residencies can vary; The MacDowell Colony offers space for up to eight weeks, while the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown offers residency fellowships of seven months. Many cover or provide meals. The idea is to provide artists space and time, apart from other distractions, to devote to artistic projects.

Lots of interesting ideas came up during the “How to Make It All Happen” panel, and here are a few of them, as you consider the notion of travel and residencies as an artist.

Know Thyself
One of the key ideas was raised by Mira Bartok, who moderated the TCE panel. Mira is an award-winning writer, artist, and creator of Mira’s List, which shares funding, award, and residency opportunities for artists. During the panel, she advised that when considering artist residencies and other opportunities, you should first consider who you are and what are your specific needs. Knowing that will help you know what to look for in a residency, and to be on the lookout for opportunities specific to who you are.

For instance, if you can’t take a month off of work or away from your kids, the Millay Colony, in addition to more standard residencies, offers a program that has some of the benefits of the residency experience without the full time commitment. Also, your gender, identity, or ethnicity could play a role: at the Vermont Studio Center, for example, there are residency fellowships specific to African American poets, cancer survivors, and artists over 35 with financial need (to name a few).

Some opportunities, such as a UCross Foundation residency, will be appropriate for artists of all experience levels, whereas others, such as the Lighton International Artists’ Exchange Program founded by sculptor Linda Lighton (who was also on the “How to Make It All Happen” panel) are specific to mid-career or established artists. (By the way, if you’re not sure whether you’re “emerging” or “mid-career,” here’s a helpful blog post discussing the difference.)

Now Find the Right One
Okay, so you know who you are and what you need; now you have to do your homework to find the right residencies to apply for. Mira’s List is a great place to start (though she’s no longer updating the site, it’s still a superbly useful resource). Peruse the categories along the side and click the ones that might apply to your situation (i.e. “Asian Artists” or “Emerging Writers” or “Residencies”). She also has a great FAQs page about residencies.

TransCultural Exchange has a blog, which regularly shares residencies, grants, jobs, and other opportunities for artists, with an emphasis (naturally) on international artist opportunities. You might find it helpful to use an RSS reader to aggregate the blogs you want to follow; (Feedly and Digg Reader are some examples.)

Other sites to search for opportunities: the Alliance of Artists Communities, Res Artis, and Trans Artists.

It can be very challenging to find after-the-fact funding, i.e. you’ve been accepted to the residency/travel opportunity but now need to fund it. Some ideas: check all of the above mentioned Web sites to see if there is a “funding” section; ask the residency institution how artists generally find funding support; investigate embassies from countries where the residency is located to see if they can offer any help; or reach out to your community of fellow artists to see if and how any of them have dealt with a similar challenge. But best of all is to consider funding at the outset and allow it to inform which residencies to apply to.

It may be that, during your self reflection, you’ve discovered that what you need is not so much an artist residency, but rather a chance to travel and do research for a creative project. Another of the “How to Make It All Happen” panelists was Dorothy Bocian, Rhode Island School of Design’s Grants, Residencies, and Fulbright Program Adviser, who encouraged that artists look into Fulbright Programs, the US government’s international exchange program. Dorothy pointed out that many artists think Fulbright Grants are only for students or professionals affiliated with a college or university. While there are Fulbright programs of these kinds, she also pointed to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, which artists can apply to to travel abroad to lecture and/or conduct research for up to a year.

One panelist who was scheduled to take part but who was, unfortunately, not able to attend was Sarah Tanguy, curator for the U.S. Department of State’s ART in Embassies Program. The Fall 2013 government shutdown prevented her from traveling to Boston. But artists interested in participating in exhibitions at embassies throughout the world can submit work to their artist registry for consideration.

Generosity and Trust
Another implicit theme of the “How to Make It All Happen” panel was generosity. Sarah Berry, Program Manager at The Art Connection, was also on the panel, and she shared details about her program, in which artists donate work to be placed in social service settings that otherwise wouldn’t have access to art. She pointed out that such experiences can have a profound impact on artists and the way they see themselves and their work, even when the career impact is not as immediately apparent. Indeed, throughout the panel there was a sense that artists can benefit from trust: trust that efforts to apply for grants and residencies, efforts to explore innovative ways of sharing their work and working generously as artists, will benefit in the long run. A residency application that is not successful could still yield a connection between the artist and, say, a curator on the jury who reaches out later on. Helping your fellow artists find and achieve residency, funding, and other opportunities can foster a connectivity and community that can only benefit you in your own efforts.

The subtitle to the panel was “Travel, Produce Art, and Fund your Dreams.” Art and dreams are the key words here; all of the other topics – traveling, funding, residencies, research – are in service to making art and to realizing your dreams as an artist. It’s good to remember that. Not just because it helps keep perspective amidst the work of researching and applying for opportunities – because it is work, real and hard work. But also because having a clarity of vision about what is most important to you as an artist will make you a more compelling candidate for residencies, grants, opportunities, or other pathways to achieving your dreams.

Further research: read Mira Bartok’s Primer on Grants and Residencies on ArtSake.

Image: Jay Rogers (Crafts Fellow ’13), CITY OF PERPETUAL REFLECTION (2012), Cherry, maple and mirror, 11″h x 35″w x 23″d.

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 julieann@artsnashoba.org.
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 lbrown@suffolk.edu.
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 dencasey@comcast.net 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 Christine.mascott@verizon.net. 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 Snagfilms.com 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

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