African American Writer Awards Entries are being accepted for the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s Literary Awards. Four prizes of $500 each are given annually for a poetry collection, a first novel, a book of fiction, and a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) by an African American writer published in the United States in the previous year. The awards honor books that depict the “cultural, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora.” Publishers may nominate books published in 2017 by December 29. Learn more.
Deadline: December 29, 2017
2018 Artist in Residence at Gates of the Arctic National Park The Artist in Residence program offers professional artists of all kinds the opportunity to pursue their art in the premier wilderness setting of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Writers, composers, two and three-dimensional visual artists, photographers, digital artists, filmmakers, and artisans are all encouraged to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Call for Art Entries are currently being accepted for the exhibition Performing Feminism(s) (February 20-April 21, 2018) at the Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. All media/interpretations welcome. No entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: January 2, 2018
Dartmouth Poet-In-Residence Award A prize of $2,000 and a six- to eight-week residency at the Frost Place, Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, New Hampshire, is given annually to a poet who has published at least one poetry collection. The winner is also invited to give readings at Dartmouth College, the Frost Place, and other local venues. Learn more.
Deadline: January 5, 2018
Call for Art How Do I Look, A Fort Point Arts Community Exhibition at the Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Boston. Works in all media will be considered; in the past the work shown has been primarily wall hung. Artists interested in submitting digital works, such as video, will need to provide all necessary technology (e.g. projector or screen, media player etc). This space has not traditionally featured works of performance art, dance or programmatic pieces (e.g. a dialogue or interactive activity), but they welcome proposals for these media and will consider them within the feasibility of the space. Due to space restrictions, they cannot accept site-specific works. Questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Deadline: January 7, 2017 (midnight)
Provincetown Dune Shack Residencies The Provincetown Community Compact, celebrating 25 years of nurturing community, is pleased to offer stays in the historic Fowler and C-Scape dune shacks – from April to November through an agreement with the Cape Cod National Seashore. While stays in the shacks are open to all, 14 out of 60 weeks are set aside for selected artists, writers and organizations. They offer a $500 fellowship to one Artist In Residence and they partially subsidize three week stays for three jury-selected visual artists. Each year two weeks for writers are funded as well. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Artists-in-Residence I-Park is now accepting applications for its 2018 artists-in-residence program. Forty-four fully funded residencies are available between May and December, and range in duration from two to four weeks. The residencies are open to artists and designers working in visual arts, creative writing, music composition/sound art, moving image and architecture/landscape design. Located within a 450-acre nature preserve in rural East Haddam, Connecticut (U.S.), I-Park provides residents with a quiet, retreat-type setting, private living quarters in a renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio, meals program, fully equipped workshop and modest library—as well as creative access to I-Park’s expansive grounds. Residencies are self-directed, undisturbed and non-judgmental. You decide what you’re working on and when. This year, I-Park will also be offering $500 travel grants to eight international residents. Learn more.
Deadline: January 22, 2018
Of Note: Mass Cultural Council is now accepting 2018 Artist Fellowship applications in the categories of Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Painting. Deadline: Monday, January 29, 2018.
Artist Residencies The Manoog Family AIR program in partnership with J.C. Cannistraro is accepting applications for its 2018 spring and fall artist residencies at the Plumbing Museum in Watertown. The residency supports emerging artists interested to explore the relationship between arts and industrial technology. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2018
Woodcut Prints Proposals BIG INK has teamed up with Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, MA, for two one-day large woodcut printing sessions Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th, 2018. We’ll be utilizing BIG INK’s mobile etching press to pull prints. Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a woodcut, at least 24” x 36” in dimension. Learn more to apply.
Deadline: April 9, 2018
Image credit: Big Ink. Gotta have long arms for a long print! Pulling Kia Kortelainen’s large woodblock at Shepherd Studio #boston #printshop #artwork #art #printmaking #woodcut #wood #relief #reliefprint