Boston Artists Grant The Boston Artist Opportunity Fund is currently accepting grant applications from artists living or working in the City of Boston, to support activities that continue their education and skill building, or helps them share their work or teach others. Grants are also available to teachers at schools located in Boston, teaching artists offering workshops in a Boston Public Library, Boston Center for Youth & Families, senior housing or a senior center, or a non-profit social service agency in Boston. Applications for grants up to $1,000 will be accepted on a monthly basis on the first of every month. Up to $10,000 in funding will be available each month. Learn more.
Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition From the Pastoral to the Political: Local Food Production, Land Use and & Communities. What is the relationship between the local food movement, farming, and how we look at issues such as agribusiness, GMOs, and man-made chemicals? How has the preservation of land and natural resources become vital? The various local food movements found across the country have helped build their communities and created new economies. This national juried exhibition seeks to explore the potential of artists within this dialogue. What do artists have to say about localism, how are they responding to these issues in their work, and what can contemporary art add to this discussion? The juror is Leah Niederstadt, Professor of Museum Studies, Art History, and Curator of Permanent Collections at Wheaton College. Learn more.
Deadline: August 12th, 2016
Heimark Artist in Residency Program The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Black Spatial Relics (BSR) Residency which will support the development of two new performance works that address and incorporate the public history of slavery and contemporary issues of justice. An award in the amount of $3,000 will be granted to each artist or each pair of artists selected as part of this residency. The award will be payable in three equal installments (October, 2016; February, 2017; and May, 2017). Learn more.
Deadline: August 14, 5PM
Call for Art The Springfield Central Cultural District is seeing proposals for artists to display their work in three spaces located in the heart of the Metro Center Downtown – 1550 Main, New England Public Radio, and SilverBrick Lofts. Artists will be provided a reception (with marketing, refreshments, and entertainment provided) and will be allowed to mark their items for sale. All three locations will host only one artist to best highlight their work. 2D and 3D applications encouraged. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2016
Writers Red Hen Press is currently accepting entries for their annual Fiction and Nonfiction Awards. Writers can submit a short story collection or novel and an essay collection or memoir of at least 150 pages. Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Red Hen Press are given annually. Steve Almond will judge in fiction; Pope Brock will judge in nonfiction. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2016
Dancers, Choreographers The New England Dance Fund gives priority to timely opportunities with the goal of supporting a diverse group of artists from a range of cultures, disciplines, aesthetics, and career stages throughout all six New England states. Learn more.
Deadline: September 26, 2016
Performing Artists Grant The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for its 2017-2018 Performing Arts Japan grant program. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Of Note: HuffPost has launched If This Art Could Vote, a new initiative that features the work of artists and creatives who are reflecting on the current political landscape — and helping uncover old and new truths. They’re interested in art about the presidential candidates as well as the major issues at stake in this election, such as income inequality, social justice, immigration, climate change, gun violence, and more. Learn more.
Image credit: Imagine carved by Ruben Arroco. Photograph of carved watermelon portrait of John Lennon at the Lowell Folk Festival by Maggie Holtzberg.