Performance-Based Civic Engagement Project The Way We Live Now Project is a performance-based public art and public health project focused on the ripple effects of the opioid epidemic. The producers are currently seeking a Production/Stage Manager as well as a group of Cast Members to collaborate with. For Cast Members, people with backgrounds in theater, performance art, or healthcare who have an interest in storytelling and facilitating conversations around related topics (such as: substance abuse, chronic pain or illness, opioid use, trauma, hope) are welcome to apply. Learn more.
Public Art Proposals The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) is seeking proposals for a temporary work of public art for installation in Boston’s Fort Point Channel during the summer of 2018. The work of public art will serve to engage the public and highlight the Fort Point Channel, the Fort Point neighborhood and our creative community. One award of $9,500 will be made for a prominent, temporary work of public art sited in, or making significant use of the Fort Point Channel between the Summer and Congress Street bridges. Learn more.
Deadline April 1, 2018
Call to Artists and Crafts The Creative Arts Center of Chatham is seeking applicants for its national, juried festival now in its 47th year. The Festival of the Arts is scheduled for Friday, Saturday & Sunday August 17, 18, & 19. Presented by Creative Arts Center in Chatham at Creative Arts Center. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2018
Performing Artists The New England Foundation for the Arts is accepting applications for the New England States Touring (NEST) Grant (for projects on or after July 1, 2018). Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2018
Writer-in Residence The Associates of the Boston Public Library is now accepting applications for their 2018-2019 Writer-in Residence program. The program is a fellowship with a $20,000 stipend and use of an office at the Boston Public Library. they are looking for emerging children’s and young adult writers. Learn more.
Deadline: April 5, 2018
Call to Artists The Real Art Awards and Exhibitions invites emerging artists from New England, New Jersey, and New York to submit their work for consideration for this competitive program. In addition to a $2,500 award, six chosen artists will receive a solo exhibition occurring between 2018-2019, curatorial assistance, documentation, exhibition publication, and an opportunity for an artist talk. Learn more.
Deadline: April 8, 2018 (11:59 EDT)
Female Composers Grant The deadline to submit intent to apply for Opera America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers: Commissioning Grants is 4/10 Grants cover up to 50 percent of a female composer’s fee for a full production of a commissioned work, with awards of up to $50K. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2018
Funding for Traditional Arts Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are a time-honored method by which an individual learns skills, techniques, and artistry under the guidance of a recognized master. Since its founding in 2001, the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program has funded over 100 artists in a vast array of traditions, both old and new to Massachusetts. Applications are now available. Recent apprenticeships funded by Mass Cultural Council’s Folk Arts and Heritage Program include mentorships in Cape Breton step dancing, design and building of wooden ship’s steering wheels, Cambodian traditional ornamentation, wooden boatbuilding and restoration, West African dance, Scottish & Cape Breton fiddling, and Mithila and Warli arts. Learn more.
Deadline: April 12, 2018
Creative Community Fellows Program New England Creative Community Fellows is a new program open to artists, community organizers, administrators or entrepreneurs working on a project to create positive community change through arts and culture and ready to take their projects to the next level. Applicants accepted for this five month capacity building program from people living and working in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont. Learn more.
Deadline: April 22, 2018
MASS MoCA Massachusetts Financial Wellness Residency Applications from Massachusetts-based artists & writers for 2 – 4 week residencies are currently being accepted. Sessions will take place between Nov. 7, 2018 and Dec. 4, 2018. They offer great studio space and housing, one group meal per day, access to MASS MoCA’s exhibitions and to Makers’ Mill (a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace located a short walk from the Studios), and one-on-one professional development coaching with the staff of their “Assets for Artists” program. These residencies come with a deeply subsidized fee of $150/week and participants will receive a travel and meal stipend to further offset costs. In addition to these usual benefits, the artists selected for this residency will have the opportunity to participate in group workshops with artist-experts on personal finance and career development, and optional one-on-one assistance with financial planning and goal-setting, provided via MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists staff. No application fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 27, 2018 (11:59pm EST)