Of Note: The Skillset Series is a series of professional development workshops geared toward artists and independent contractors that aims to sharpen the business side of things. Topics range from web development, legal concerns, money matters, writing, and PR. Learn more.
Film, Video Sun Valley Film Festival is offering filmmakers, directors, and producers $5,000 to finish a work-in-progress. Learn more.
Deadline: February 22, 2018
Dance Artists Jacob’s Pillow invites dance artists across all genres to participate in the Inside/Out: Chance to Dance viewers’ choice contest. Deadline February 25 at 11:59pmEST. The five finalists’ videos will be posted on PillowTV, the Jacob’s Pillow YouTube page, and will be open for public voting from March 26–April 1. Learn more.
Deadline: February 25, 2018
Call for Artists and Artisans Application materials are now available for the 31st annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, which will be held September 8 and 9, 2018, on the historic campus of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Maine. The world of nature is a unifying theme for this juried festival in a spectacular seaside setting. Quality and originality are key criteria used by the selection committee. Proceeds benefit education, conservation, and research programs at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. Learn more.
Deadline: March 21, 2018
Photographers The Curated Fridge invites submissions for its latest call for photographers. Curator: Francine Weiss, Senior Curator at Newport Art Museum, RI. Theme: Open Call. Fees: Free! Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2018 (postmarked mail)
Call for Art/Technology Work Boston Cyberarts loves hearing about the amazing work of the extensive Cyberarts community and are excited to be organizing a juried exhibition of art/technology art to open Saturday May 25 through Sunday July 1 at Boston Cyberarts Gallery. They are looking for work that pairs art and technology in a thought provoking and visually engaging manner. They’re particularly interested in pieces that use technology to facilitate art, or art to observe technology from a novel perspective, preferably some combination of the two. Boundary-pushing is desired and respected. Works that address, rather than use, technology on a conceptual level may also be considered. Judging will be finalized by April 10. Opening Reception will be 6-8 PM, Friday, May 25, 2018. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2018 (midnight)
Painters Grant The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant for artists, offered annually by the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), is now open for submissions. The grant is available to American painters over the age of 45, and jurors look particularly for those who demonstrate financial need and/or are under-recognized. Those interested should visit www.paam.org/grant for more information and to apply. Grant recipients receive a cash award and an exhibition at PAAM. Learn more.
Deadline: April 2, 2018
Call for Art The Brookline Arts Center is seeking proposals for an eight-week artist residency in their historic art center in Brookline, MA. One dynamic artist or small collaborative group will have the opportunity to experiment and expand their body of work with the support of the BAC. Artist(s) selected will design, create and exhibit an installation or series of work in their unique gallery space. The residency will provide five weeks of artistic development and culminate with a three-week public exhibition. All media welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: April 13, 2018 (11:59pm)
Artist Opportunity The Black Earth Institute is an organization of artists and scholar advisers linking art to spirit, earth and society. They are in their 15th year and have had 30 artist fellows up to now and are looking for 6 new fellows of the July 2018-2021 term. They are seeking poets, playwrights, creative non-fiction writers, performance artists and others like this to join their emeritus fellows and scholars for these 3 years. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2018
New Play Award Barrington Stage is now accepting submissions for its 2018 New Play Award. Playwrights can submit an unproduced and unpublished play for the $25,000 award, which includes a staged reading at Barrington Stage and a possible future production. Two $5,000 awards, with developmental readings, are also offered. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2018
Starting Over Festival The Somerville Arts Council and outdoors-type-person Greg Cook are looking for art and science for the “Starting Over Festival.” The April 22, 2018, event (rain date: April 29) is a free, one-afternoon celebration of the return of spring, urban wildlife, and new possibilities. We hope hundreds of people will attend. The “Staring Over Festival” will be held outdoors at the Quincy Street Open Space, Somerville’s smallest “urban wild.” The event will be part of the city’s Earth Day and Arbor Day festivities—and include a tree planting, sapling give-away and other environmentally-engaged activities. They are looking for visual art, Afro-futurism, installations, scientific presentations, audience-participatory projects, performances (music, dance, spoken word), urban planning, and shenanigans addressing the above themes that can be presented outdoors in the park during the festival. Learn more.
Deadline: February 25, 2017 (11:59 p.m.)
Image credit: Amy Sherald (American, born 1973), Try on dreams until I find the one that fits me. They all fit me., 2017, oil on canvas. Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.