Medford Open Studios Participants Registration for the 2018 West Medford Open Studios is now open. Started in 2000, West Medford Open Studios (WMOS) is an annual two-day arts festival located in West Medford, MA. West Medford has a vibrant and established arts community and over eighty artists participate in WMOS every year. Local artists open their personal work studios to the public; visiting artists show their work in local host homes and community buildings. Participating artists include painters, photographers, sculptors, writers, jewelers, and musicians. Free events inlcude food tastings, pottery throwing demonstrations, readings, and live music performances. The 2018 West Medford Open Studios will take place on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29. Learn more.
Deadline: February 5, 2018
Of Note The New England New Play Alliance and HowlRound will be co-hosting a Wikipedia Hackathon focusing on New England playwrights and New England theatre companies who produce and develop new plays. All you have to do is show up with a device you feel comfortable typing (extensively) on. We will provide the internet access, playwright/organization information, and snacks! Don’t worry if you don’t know how to build a Wikipedia page; it’s super easy, and there will be a brief tutorial on the day of the event. Saturday, February 10 at 1 PM – 4 PM. Learn more.
Artist Residencies The Vermont Studio Center offers more than 60 month-long residency fellowships. All artists and writers applying at the 2/15/2018 fellowship deadline are automatically considered for one of 25 VSC Fellowships. Every VSC residency includes a private room, private studio space, and all meals. They also have a number of special awards (many with stipends), including residency fellowships for artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood; socially-engaged teaching artists; Native American visual artists; 2D woman artists; and artists and writers with demonstrable financial need and more. In addition to these special awards, many generous merit-based grants are available. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Call to Artists The Stow Cultural Council is seeking all creative residents of Stow and surrounding communities, to showcase their original art at the first Stow community center art show in March 2018. Learn more.
Deadline: February 26, 2018
Call for Art The Mosesian Center for the Arts seeks two- and three-dimensional art in all mediums for their upcoming exhibition “Art & Soul” which explores the relationships we have with musicians and bands. Artwork will span all decades and genres from Mozart, Sam Cooke, Elvis, The Beatles and Madonna to Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Lady Gaga and Jay-Z. The exhibition will feature professional and emerging contemporary art, as well as fan art, that is inspired by, pays tribute to or otherwise celebrates musicians, bands and music culture. Learn more.
Deadline: February 26, 2018
Call for Kinetic Sculpture People’s Sculpture Racing is accepting entries of spectacular, human-powered art for its ¾ mile race and exhibition at the 6/2 Cambridge Arts River Festival, attended by tens of thousands. Schematics or conceptual drawings will be reviewed by List Visual Arts Center Curator Henriette Huldisch; MassArt Chair of 3D Fine Arts Matthew Hincman; and Ballard Museum of Puppetry Director John Bell. Learn more.
Deadline: March 3, 2018
Of Note: The Mass Cultural Council Institute is a free event focused on unleashing the power of culture in communities throughout the Commonwealth. We invite artists, city and town leaders, cultural and youth organizations, and others interested in the intersection between culture and communities to join us for a day of connection and conversations. See what’s in store for the day. The event takes place Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Register now.
Call for Site-Specific Artist Installations Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site in Philadelphia is currently accepting proposals for its 2019 season of site-specific artist installations. They’re offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project. Learn more.
Deadline: June 13, 2018
Call to Artists Healing Fibers: Picture Medical Justice. Exhibition Dates: July 7th -29th , 2018 Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA. Artists are invited to submit art that addresses personal health stories of themselves or relatives. Or, art that might pose a question or solution to the crisis of health care in the United States. Artists are welcome to participate with up to three pieces addressing the above theme. Art can be of any medium (drawing, sketching, painting, mixed media, collage, prints, photography, sculpture, video, craft, weaving, basketry and assemblage). All art should contain fiber in some capacity such as photographs can be printed on Japanese fibrous paper; videos can be projected on fibrous sheets: be creative! During the reception, there will be Best in Show and Best in Show by popular vote. In conjunction with the art exhibit they welcome professionals, writers, poets, speakers, musicians, dancers, and storytellers to participate in the event during the month of July 2018 on the weekends from 1PM-4PM. If you would like to participate, or if you recommend somebody, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: May 18, 2018