Of Note: Did you know that EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders can get free admission or steep discounts to access hundreds of cultural organizations across Massachusetts? Check out the complete list of participating organizations in your area!
Craft Artists The Craft Innovation Jumpstarter grant offers an award of $3,000. The purpose of the grant is to support craft artists who reside in New England to pursue new directions or advance new ideas in their work. The goal of increasing equity, inclusion and diversity in the craft field will be an important focus of the program. Learn more and apply.
Deadline: November 27, 2023
Grants for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses The New Bedford Economic Development Council Initiative is offering kick-starter grants of up to $10,000 for new small businesses in New Bedford, including artist entrepreneurs. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2023
Emergency Grants for Dancers The Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grant has been updated to reflect the current, still challenging, working environment for dancers. It’s open to dancers who are in a dire financial emergency due to the loss or lack of recent/current live performance work. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2023
Curatorial Open Call Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation – Curatorial Open Call. Curators, academics, and art historians are invited to stage an exhibition at the foundation’s gallery and event space in NYC. One applicant will be given a $3,000 honorarium plus $2,000 for their essay in the accompanying catalogue. Learn more.
Deadline: December 3, 2023
Workforce Program for North Adams Artists Artists At Work (AAW), a national workforce resilience program of THE OFFICE performing arts + film, announced a new open call for artists in North Adams, MA. This open call opportunity will offer 3 local artists 12 months of salary at an annual rate of $32,500 and health benefits (beginning in March 2024) to work within communities in and around North Adams on a range of cross-sector issues including, but not limited to, mental health, antiracism, environmental justice and climate resiliency, substance abuse recovery, and youth welfare. In addition to a yearlong salary and health and retirement benefits, participating artists will benefit from long-term partnerships within their local community and take part in ongoing professional development workshops on workforce sustainability topics including fundraising as an independent artist, overall financial wellness and budgeting, social media, PR & marketing, and trauma-informed practice and self-care for artists. Learn more.
Deadline: December 6, 2023
Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library is accepting exhibition proposals from artists. Applications are fee-free. They do not take commissions. Shows are mounted for a full month. Upwards of 10,000 patrons visit us each week. Results will be released by Friday, February 9, 2024 for July – December 2024 shows. Learn more.
Deadline: December 8, 2023 at 11:59pm
Watercolor and Gouache Artists The Arlington Center for the Arts is accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition, Translucent/Opaque. Whether you paint en plein air, strive for realism, or construct worlds through narrative illustrations, Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) welcomes all gouache and watercolor artists to showcase their work. This exhibit not only calls upon the artists already participating at ACA, but also invites those working in the mediums of gouache and watercolor to join us. In honor of this, work in this show will be curated by none other than ACA’s beloved teaching artists, Marjorie Glick and Vicki Paret. Learn more.
Deadline: December 10, 2023
Call for Public Art Muralists On behalf of Garden Remedies Cannabis, New Art Center seeks an artist or artist Team to develop and install a site-specific mural to enhance the visitor experience at Garden Remedies in Melrose, MA. The artist / artist team will be awarded a $5,000 stipend. This is inclusive of all project development, material, supplies, building, installation and maintenance. Learn more.
Deadline: December 10, 2023
Mass Cultural Council’s Grants for Creative Individuals The program offers unrestricted, $5,000 grants to artists, culture bearers, and creative practitioners. We welcome applications from individuals in all creative fields: visual artists, literary artists, theater artists, performers, film/media artists, music artists, designers, culture bearers/traditional artists, drag artists, cross-disciplinary artists, and more. Join us for an information session on December 5, 5 PM, or watch a recorded info session on YouTube. You can also ask questions of staff at online office hours meeting. Read the program guidelines and apply now.
Deadline: December 11, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET
Call for BIPOC Curatorial Proposals The New Art Center in Newton, MA, is looking for curatorial proposals for an exhibition to be included in our BIPOC Series hosted at our gallery: New Art Corridor, a public space with 24 hour access outfitted with security cameras. The gallery has a 12ft, 16ft, and 36ft wall – all equipped with a track system including rods and security hooks for hanging. It also includes a large TV to display digital media / virtual galleries. All mediums are welcomed! Curators are offered a $1,000 curatorial honorarium. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2023
Call to Artists Art Fluent invites artists to submit artwork to their online exhibit, Emotional Thresholds. Over $1,200 in cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in their online gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2023 at midnight (MST)
Call for Photographers This New Art Center exhibition features photographers of the African diaspora who employ light to bridge, call attention, and to disrupt. The works actively engage new ways of seeing, believing and moving in the world.Learn more.
Deadline: December 17, 2023
Residency Fellowship for Printmakers Zea Mays Printmakers is currently accepting applications for their subsidized fellowship for a 2-week residency in our state of the art, green printmaking studio. Applicants can apply as individual artists, or as a collaborating pair. The Residency Fellowship offers the artist(s) a private studio (the Annex) within the larger Zea Mays Printmaking facility, use of Zea Mays’ etching, photopolymer, screen printing, digital and letterpress facilities and on-site housing in our 2-bedroom apartment. Learn more.
December 31, 2023
Call to Sculptors The Watertown Public Arts and Culture Committee (PACC) is excited to announce the second year of the Community Sculpture Walk. The Community Sculpture Walk will exhibit public sculptures to enhance use of green space in Watertown, encourage public interaction with contemporary art, and create an annual exhibition opportunity for artists at all career stages working in a variety of mediums. The Community Sculpture Walk follows the Community Path from the parking lot behind the Watertown Free Public Library to Waverly Avenue. There are eight sites along the path for sculptures and additional sites may be added as the path is extended. Each year, four sculptures will be selected to be on loan for two years, so that each year four new sculptures will be on view. Selected artists will be awarded $2,000 for the two-year loan of their sculpture. Artists are responsible for transporting their work to and from the Watertown Community Sculpture Walk. Learn more.
Deadline: January 7, 11:59pm
Call to Artists Entries are currently being accepted for the exhibition Rocky Neck Now 2024 (February 15-March 31), an all members show. Learn more.
Deadline : January 10, 2024, 9 AM