Of Note: The Center for Independent Documentary offers monthly “Lunch + Learn” webinar discussions. This month is a conversation with Emmy-nominated filmmaker Laurel Chiten (Blind Dog Films), discussing grassroots-driven distribution on May 31, 2018, 12-1 PM ET. Sessions are first-come, first-served with limited availability. Learn more.
Playwriting Award The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman by The American Playwriting Foundation, is the largest annual cash prize ($45,000) in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. They are looking for plays that are challenging, that exhibit fearlessness, that are not mainstream, that exude passion, and are relentlessly truthful. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Photographic Portraits The Independent Photographer is accepting submissions for its Portrait Award, offering publishing, exhibition, and a $1,500 prize. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Ceramic Works The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences has announced a call to enter the Plates, Platters and Nothing Else Matters exhibition, a National Juried Competition of ceramic works. Juror Roberto Lugo will select approximately 80 works for exhibition as well as award several monetary prizes. The competition and exhibition is open to emerging as well as established artists, 18 years and older, in the continental US, with a $35 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Curatorial Proposals The New Art Center is accepting proposals for their Curatorial Opportunity Program. The program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts. It makes possible diverse curatorial visions in a collaborative, non-profit and alternative exhibition space. Curators of selected group exhibitions receive a $1,000 stipend and administrative, promotional, and technical support. Learn more.
Deadline: June 5, 2018 at 5PM EST.
Request for Qualifications The Harvard-Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from artists interested in participating in the design and installation of public art in the Allston neighborhood of Boston. The selected artist(s) will be invited to design and implement art installations on two privately owned buildings, as well as potentially on adjacent public property. Learn more.
Deadline: June 11, 2018 (by 4:00 PM)
Writer-in-Residence The Bard Fiction Prize is a $30,000 monetary award and a one-semester appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College, given annually to a U.S. fiction writer under the age of 40. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2018
Independent, Non-Fiction Film POV, public television’s premier showcase for independent, non-fiction film seeks programs from all perspectives to showcase in its annual PBS series. All subjects, aesthetic approaches and lengths are welcomed. Learn more.
Deadline: June 23, 2018
Mid-Career Artist Grants The Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund offers grants in painting, sculpture, printmaking or mixed media to mid-career artists with financial need in New England and Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties, NY. Nonprofit organizations wishing to show, commission or purchase work by mature artists living in New England may also apply. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Image: Unknown contortionist, photo by Leslie Jones, from the Boston Public Library Flickr page.