Call to Artists BNN Neighborhood Art Gallery has announced a call to artists for an exhibition for October and November, 2018, focused on the theme: Graphically Speaking. All work must be 36″ or smaller and have a wire on back for hanging. Send up to 3 images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include Name, title, size, medium and sale price. Save images with your name and title. There will be a reception, open to all on Monday October 15, 2018 from 5:30-7pm. BNN Neighborhood Art Gallery is located at 3025 Washington Street, Egleston Square, Boston, MA 02119.
Deadline: September 14, 2018
Call to Artists The Wave Gallery in Watertown, MA, is accepting entries for the Fall 2018 exhibit, The Waves of Time. This call is open to all artists, solo and collaborative, two and three dimensional original art , all mediums considered. Artists may submit up to three items. Please submit all works in JPEG format and include name, address, phone number, title, price, medium & dimensions of each work along with artist statement to email@example.com. Opening Reception Thursday, October 11, 2018 4 – 7pm. The exhibit will run through November 30, 2018
Deadline: September 21, 2018
Open Call to South Boston Artists: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center’s series of neighborhood exhibitions celebrates the work of artists across Boston’s varied cityscapes, one neighborhood at a time. For this exhibition they invite artists from South Boston to show work in this unique venue with exposure to international, national, and local viewers. Exhibition Dates: Nov 2018 – Feb 2019 How to Apply: Email up to 6 jpegs, an image list (including title, material, and dimensions for each image), and artist bio to firstname.lastname@example.org Learn about the MCCA’s art program.
Deadline: September 25, 2018
Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships: Crafts, Sculpture/Installation/New Genres, Dramatic Writing The Fellowships are direct grants to artists creating exceptional original work. The Artist Fellowships are $15,000 and the Finalist awards are $1,000 (amounts pending approval by the governor-appointed Council). We welcome applications from Massachusetts artists creating original work who meet eligibility requirements. Read full program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application instructions.
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Of Note: Join the UMass Arts Extension Service (AES) for a free, evening-long Community Engagement for Artists workshop this fall (pre-registration required). The workshop includes an introduction to creating public art and art for social change projects with your community, innovative project examples, needed skills, and best practices. Open to artists of all mediums. The Community Engagement for Artists workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Workshop Dates/Locations: Westfield: Monday, October 1st 5:30 – 8:00pm at The Rinnova Gallery, 105 Elm St.; Amherst: Tuesday, October 9th 6:00 – 8:30pm at the Jones Library, Woodbury Room, 43 Amity St.; Easthampton: Tuesday October 16th 5:30 – 8:00pm at the Flywheel Arts Collective, 43 Main St.; Springfield: Wednesday, November 7th 5:30 – 8:00pm at the Community Music School of Springfield, 127 State St. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Pre-register by contacting AES at email@example.com or 413-545-2360.
Artist Residency The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation Artist in Residency Program supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies. The program is open to both International and US-Based artists, creating a shared space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time. NARS offers 24/7 access to furnished, private or shared studio spaces (250 – 300 sq ft) in their diverse artist community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As a studio based residency, the focus is on the artistic process and the experimentation that results from working alongside other artists, within New York’s cultural and sociopolitical context. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2018 (11:59 pm)
Photographers The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites photographers worldwide to submit images to their online competition, APERTURES 2018. All winners will be displayed in their online gallery. First Place $500, Second Place $200, and Third Place $100. The Cultural Center directors will jury. Open theme; anything goes. Any and all methods of capture and process are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: October 19, 2018
Call to Artists The United States Mint announced a call for artists to participate in its Artistic Infusion Program (AIP). Established in 2003, the AIP serves to enrich and invigorate the design of United States coins and medals by developing a pool of outside artists in graphic design, sculpture, engraving, drawing, painting, and other visual arts. These artists work closely with the United States Mint’s staff, including Sculptor-Engravers, to create and submit new designs for selected coin and medal programs throughout the year. Interested artists are invited to submit applications for consideration. Artists who join the AIP work under a task order contract from their own studios across America, providing candidate designs in the form of finished drawings. Artists are paid $2,000 to $3,000 per assignment and are awarded a $5,000 bonus if the Secretary of the Treasury selects their design for a coin or medal. Learn more.
Deadline: October 29, 2018 (12:00 pm EST)
Scholarship for Writers GrubStreet is offering numerous partial, need-based scholarships for Muse and the Marketplace (April 5-7th, 2019), its annual three-day conference on the craft and business of writing. There is no fee to apply for scholarships for general audiences, for writers doing great work in the literary community, and for writers from historically marginalized backgrounds. Nearly all scholarships are awarded in quantities of $250, to be used towards Muse 2019 registration. Learn more.
Deadline: November 5, 2018
Artist Grants Applications are now being accepted for the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grants. Individual Support grants available to painters, printmakers and sculptors with a minimum of 20 years in a mature phase; grant amounts are determined each year. Last year this program awarded 12 grants of $25,000 each. A separate grant program, for emergencies, assists mature painters, printmakers and sculptors suffering from a recent, unforeseen catastrophic event (fire, flood, medical emergency), who have a minimum of ten years in a mature phase; grant amounts range up to $15,000 depending on the need and circumstances of the individual applicant. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2018
Fiber, Textile Artists Loading Dock Gallery in Lowell, MA, is accepting entries for Fiberlicious, a juried exhibition of fiber/textile art exploring materials and concepts that are so attractive to your senses, they are fiberlicious! They encourage the unique and unusual, 2-D or 3-D, video or digitally-generated, wearable, installation, mobile or static. Learn more.
Deadline: January 21, 2019
Image credit: Photograph of United States Mint sculptor-engraver Phebe Hemphill.