Call to artists and writers: Vermont Studio Center awards a number of fellowships to artists and writers for 4-week residencies throughout the year. In addition to VSC Fellowships, a variety of special fellowships are also available for full or partial funding. You can find more online. Upcoming Fellowship Deadline: June 15, 2010.
Call to artists and artisans: Two upcoming community fairs are encouraging artists, artisans, and craftspeople to vend their wares. The Noche de San Juan Party, at Heritage Park in Holyoke on June 27 from 3-7pm, is a festival of traditional live music and arts. Artists/craftspeople with roots in the community can display and sell their work ($20 fee, vendor brings own tent or table). Contact Nancy Howard for more information. And, the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole is seeking vendors for summer craft fairs at Waterfront Park on July 16 and August 13 (8:30 AM to 4 PM, both days). There is a $35 space donation for each date, payable in full with registration. Past fairs have included photography, jewelry, pottery, and sculpture. Information and vendor applications available by contacting Ann Woolford, MBL Human Resources Office.
Call to would-be Washington Post cartoonists: Sketch, write, and humor your way to the top for a chance to win a one-month stint in the Washington Post Style section. The paper is looking for six original, unpublished single- or multi-panel cartoons. A panel of judges will narrow the field to 10 and the voting audience will choose who moves on to become America’s Next Great Cartoonist. Send your funniest funnies by June 4, 2010. More details.
Call for 2D art: Concrete and Steel, an exhibition sponsored by Alternate Currents and WorkBar Boston Gallery, is calling for 2D art by Boston-area artists, under 4’x4′, influenced by the urban landscape, street art, inner-city subjects and conspicuous construction. There’s an entry fee of $10 for up to 3 works. All works on paper should be properly prepared for hanging. Deadline: May 30, 2010. The show runs June 9-August 30, 2010. Heidi Kayser, Founding Director of Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media Show, will curate. More info at Alternate Currents.
Call to filmmakers: Cinereach Grants Program supports feature-length nonfiction and fiction films that possess an independent spirit, depict underrepresented perspectives, and resonate across international boundaries. Grants range from $5,000 – $50,000 and are awarded to films at any stage, including development, production and post-production. Next letter of inquiry deadline is June 1, 2010. Past recipients include Liza Johnson (Film & Video Finalist ’03, ’07) and Marlo Poras (Film & Video Fellow ’05).
Call to poets: The Frost Place Resident Poet Award is a prize of $1,000 and a six to eight week residency at Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, New Hampshire. The prize is given each year to a poet who has published at least one poetry collection. Email the organization or visit Frost Place online for more. Deadline: July 2, 2010.
Image: Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.