Of Note: Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre presents the 10th Annual Dance for World Community Festival, June 4-9, 2018. It’s a week of dance, activism, fun, and celebration meant to strengthen communities through the connective power of dance. Learn more.
Nonfiction Filmmakers LEF Foundation’s Moving Image Fund, which supports nonfiction filmmakers living in the New England region, will award up to $5,000 to selected nonfiction film projects in the Pre-production stage. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Public Art Proposals Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Boston Art Commission and Boston Public Library, have announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a public art project to complement the renovation of the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Learn more.
Deadline: June 8, 2018, 12 PM
Low-Tech Photography The Somerville Toy Camera Festival seeks entries for its sixth annual celebration of toy and lo-fi photography. Images of any subject matter, made with a “toy” camera – any low-tech camera with no or very limited exposure control, such as pinhole, Holga, Diana/Diana clones, Brownie, Ansco, disposable cameras – are eligible. The key criteria are plastic lenses and a lack of reliable exposure control. Straight Polaroid-type images, or images made with cell phones, digital cameras, or film cameras with full exposure control (such as the Lomo LC series), will not be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: June 14, 2018
Call for Artists The Piano Craft Gallery is seeking proposals for month-long exhibitions for 2019. The PCG provides an affordable exhibition space to established and emerging local, regional, and national artists in a historic building in Boston’s South End. The PCG is accepting proposals from artists or groups of artists working in all disciplines; Drawing, Painting, Photography, Print-Making, Sculpture, Installation, Ceramics, Video, and Multi-Media work. The gallery has free admission to visitors, and is open to the public Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2018
Call For Plays The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA, is currently accepting submissions of short plays, one-act plays, and full-length plays by New England playwrights for the 16th annual New Works Festival. Submissions are given to an independent panel who select the festival’s shows in anonymous readings. Directors and their casts then work with selected playwrights to produce two weekends of original theater. New Works Festival 2019 will be held on January 18 & 19 and 25 & 26, 2019. Learn more.
Deadline: June 17, 2018
Massachusetts Artist/Designer Easthampton City Arts and Easthampton Parks and Recreation are accepting proposals for a permanent artist-designed outdoor Millside Park Gateway sign to be located in Easthampton, MA, in the heart of the Mill District. Learn more.
Deadline: June 19, 2018, 6 PM
Awards Show The Holyoke Community College Taber Art Gallery is seeking submissions for its regional, juried exhibition, Uncommon Merits & Awards. Artists should submit work centered on the theme of merits and awards that approaches the subject in a non-traditional, humorous, and/or light-hearted way. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2018
Mid-Career and Emerging Poets Claremont Graduate University sponsors two awards for poets: the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award is given annually to honor a poetry collection by a midcareer U.S. poet; the winner will also spend a week at Claremont Graduate University in California giving readings, lectures, and workshops. The $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award is given annually to honor a first book of poetry by “a poet of genuine promise.” Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2018
Image: Cindy Carol, part of an anti-triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) group in 1963, simultaneously defies a variety of superstitions. Photo by Jack Tresilian/New York Daily News.