“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: its loveliness increases.” John Keats
NonFiction Writers A prize of $10,000 and publication by Restless Books will be given in alternating years for a book of fiction and a book of nonfiction by a first-generation resident of the United States. The 2016 prize will be given in nonfiction. Memoirs, essay collections, and works of narrative nonfiction by writers who have not published a work of nonfiction with a U.S. publisher are eligible. Anjali Singh, Ilan Stavans, and Héctor Tobar will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a full-length nonfiction manuscript or excerpt of at least 25,000 words with a cover letter and a curriculum vitae by February 28. There is no entry fee. All entries will be considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Poets Tupelo Press is currently accepting entries for their Snowbound Chapbook Award which awards a prize of $1,000 and publication by Tupelo Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 36 pages with a $25 entry fee by February 28. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.
Tupelo Press, Snowbound Chapbook Award, P.O. Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247. (413) 664-9611. Jeffrey Levine, Publisher. Learn more.
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Call for Kinetic Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Golden Thread Gallery’s exhibit Art in Motion. Exhibit Dates: March 25-June 11, 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: March 7, 2017
Call for Art The Art Stop Pop-Up Galleries in the Springfield Central Cultural District is seeking artists to show in one of three pop-up galleries in Downtown Springfield, aimed to activate spaces and encourage walkability. The three locations, at New England Public Radio, 1550 Main Street, and SilverBrick Lofts, are seeking 2D art to hang from March – June 2017. Artists selected will receive a $200 stipend, a reception provided by the host site and SCCD, and marketing as part of the program. Learn More.
Deadline: March 8, 2017
ACRE Summer Artist Residency Program The ACRE Residency Program takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin. Developed as a means to support emerging visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performers, writers and curators, the program provides artists with the opportunity to expand upon their individual practices as well as take part in optional programming within a collaborative community. ACRE’s 12-day or 14-day residencies host 25-30 residents at a time. Additionally, visiting artists are invited to conduct studio visits and present lectures, discussions, and workshops. Set on 1,000 acres of wetland, hills, and farmland, the residency facilities include expansive communal work-spaces, a screen-printing studio, wood shop, ceramics studio, fibers studio, an art & tech facility, and a sound studio. Shared accommodations are furnished with bathrooms, kitchenettes, and decks. All meals are provided, and are prepared daily using ingredients grown in the surrounding area. Financial aid options including work-study positions and scholarships are available. Learn more.
Deadline: March 12, 2017
Photographers Entries are currently being accepted for the Griffin Museum of Photography’s 23rd Annual Juried Show. The juror is Hamidah Glasgow. $2,500 Ed Friedman Award, $1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award, $500 Griffin Award, and Honorable Mentions. The Griffin Museum will choose two photographers to showcase in exhibitions during the timing of the 24th juried exhibition. These 2 artists will be chosen from submissions not included in the 23rd Juried Show. The Griffin will also choose two artists from submissions not included in the 23rd Juried Show to be exhibited in the Griffin Virtual Gallery and on-line Critic’s Pick Gallery.
Deadline: March 17, 2017
Call for Art The Monson Arts Council’s 24th Annual Spring Art Exhibition & Sale opens April 8 and is open weekends through April 23. Their Art Show theme is “Show Us Your Colors” – Juried Show offering $4300 in prizes. $1000 Best of Show and $400 first prize, $100 2nd prize in Photography, Painting, Fiber Arts, Multi-Dimensional Art and Graphic Arts (drawing and printmaking) plus $800 in additional prizes. All work selected is exhibited in the House of Art in Monson. Learn more. Questions, contact: Tim Denney at the MonsonArtsCouncil@yahoo.com or 413-267-0343
Deadline: March 18, 2017
Call for Artists The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA, is currently accepting proposals from emerging and established artists for their upcoming exhibition season. Artists will be selected by blind review for 12 one-person monthly exhibits from October 2017 – September 2018. Only 2D wall-hung artwork is eligible. A proposal includes a Submission Form; bio/resume; Artist Statement; 10-20 jpeg images of proposed artwork; Image List; and $25 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Massachusetts Scholarship for South Berkshire Region The Steven Rubenstein Annual Scholarship Fund is offering $1,000 scholarships to eligible students living at 60% of median income or less who are studying in the fields of human services, anthropology, environmental science, women’s studies, Latin American studies, or whose studies will provide the opportunity to help people living in poverty and/or create a more just and peaceful world. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2017