Of Note: Drawing & Printmaking, Poetry, Traditional Arts Fellowships The 2018 Mass Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowships, our program supporting excellence in individual artists, is now accepting applications in Drawing & Printmaking, Poetry, and Traditional Arts. The Artist Fellowships are unrestricted, anonymously judged, competitive grants for individual artists in recognition of artistic excellence of creative work. Read our tips on applying. Fellowship awards are currently $12,000. Finalist awards are $1,000. Award amounts are contingent upon legislative appropriation. Who should apply for an Artist Fellowship? ArtSake readers of course! Massachusetts artists who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Read full program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application instructions.
Deadline: October 2, 2017
LGBT Films The 34th Annual Wicked Queer: Boston GBT Film Festival is now accepting entries. Categories include Documentary Feature, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Shorts, Experimental. Experimental work must be of interest to the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender communities. Learn more.
Printmakers The Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial is accepting entries. Presenting the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking, the North American Print Biennial has long been recognized as one of the most prestigious events in printmaking. Founded in 1947, the mission of the Boston Printmakers is to promote public knowledge of printmaking, encourage and support artists working in printmaking, and promote excellence and innovation within the field of printmaking. Learn more.
Deadline: August 25, 2017
Women Playwrights The 3rd Annual Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women is now accepting submissions. A small group of finalists will be announced in January, 2018. The First, Second, and Third Place winners will be announced by January 31st, 2018 and will recieve the Henley Rose Award, a cash prize, and be invited to attend a staged reading of their play in Knoxville, TN. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Call for Art Honoring Veterans Brush Art Gallery & Studios and Ironstone Farm seek entries for their veteran-themed exhibition Honoring Our Veterans (September 30 to November 11, 2017). Works in all categories will be accepted for review. These categories include, but are not limited to, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, works on paper, fabric, ceramics, mosaics, and photography. Works must not exceed 36” in any direction or 30 pounds in weight. This is a national call for artists, open to all. Artists may submit up to 3 entries for consideration. The winner of Best in Show will receive a $200 cash prize. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2017
Call for Projects ILLUMINUS is now accepting submissions for projects for their 2017 Festival (November 3rd & 4th 2017, 6:00pm – Midnight, Downtown Boston). Funding Available: $1,000—$10,000. Questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2017 (11:59pm EST)
Call for Art The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative (PAC) of Rhode Island welcomes entries in all media for their upcoming Faces and Figures exhibit, which runs September 28 through November 2, 2017. Artists are encouraged to submit works exploring, but not limited to: anatomy, gesture and emotion; facial expression and likenesses; the place of the individual in the social and political order; innovative figure-ground relationships; abstraction. Cash prizes. Learn more.
Deadline: September 9, 2017
Call for Films The Independent Film Festival Boston 2018 is now accepting film submissions. The festival will consider both feature-length and short subject in Narrative, Documentary, Animation, and Experimental. Learn more.
Early Deadline: September 19, 2017
Regular Deadline: November 6, 2017
Late Deadline: December 8, 2017
Extended Deadline: December 22, 2017
Call for Artists The Cambridge Art Association will be accepting entries starting on August 28th for their upcoming exhibition Blue. All mediums accepted: 2D, 3D and video work. Artwork must have been created within the past five years. Work must be original, no reproductions. Learn more.
Deadline: September 21, 2017
Filmmakers The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is now accepting applications. The fellowship assists emerging documentary editors by developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. Emerging documentary editors who have cut at least one feature documentary (longer than 60 minutes) but no more than three and are based in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Learn more
Deadline: September 29, 2017
Call for Artists Members Kingston Gallery, an artist-run gallery located in the heart of Boston’s vibrant SoWa Gallery district, welcomes artists living and working in Greater Boston to apply for membership. All materials must be submitted online. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2017
Solo Exhibition The 2018 HBI ARTIST PROGRAM provides an artist the opportunity to have a solo exhibition for twelve weeks at the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University in Waltham, starting March 2018. They invite proposals that relate to the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute’s mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and gender. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2017
Photograph of folk musician Pete Seeger singing at the opening of the Washington labor canteen in 1944. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is seated between two servicemen, smiling.