Free Webinar for Artists Elevating Online Sales (Part 2). Led by Han Cao and Ayumi Horie, artists will dig deeply into strategies to best market and engage their audiences with an eye toward direct online sales. The workshop will focus on multiple tools and methods of engagement, including: photography, the website, the email list, and social media. Hosted by Assets for Artists in partnership with Mass Cultural Council. Learn more.
Event Date: June 17, 2021
Solo Artist Exhibition Proposals The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is accepting proposals for a series of solo artist exhibitions to be presented in the Mills Gallery. Each 1:1 exhibition in the new series will be a collaborative project between one curator and one artist, and will either introduce a new artist or highlight a new aspect of a more experienced artist. BCA will provide a stipend for both the curator and the artist, as well as exhibition expenses. Learn more.
Writers Grant The Letras Boricuas Fellowship is a partnership between The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Flamboyan Foundation’s Arts Fund to support writers and poets in Puerto Rico and across the Puerto Rican diaspora in the US. The program offers a $25,000 unrestricted grant to emerging and established Puerto Rican writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature. It will grant a group of thirty writers – 15 selected in 2021 and 15 in 2022. In addition, the group of thirty grantees will be invited to an event that will take place in San Juan, tentatively scheduled to be held in April 2023. Learn more.
Deadline: June 20, 2021
Graphic Designer The Creative Economy Network (CEN) seeks the services of a local graphic design professional to develop a visual brand for a new Western Mass ArtsHub, an online resource portal for the creative community in Western Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: June 21, 2021
Artist Relief Grant To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artists who are facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19 can apply for $5,000 grants. Learn more.
Deadline: June 23, 2021
Free Webinar Navigating Housing & Studio Spaces for Artists: Know Your Rights and Resources (Part 2). In this interactive workshop, artists will learn about locally relevant housing rights and resources and hear firsthand knowledge about navigating the housing market. This workshop micro-series is led by Ngoc-Tran Vu, a 1.5-generation Vietnamese American interdisciplinary and transnational artist whose socially engaged work draws from her experience as a community organizer, educator, and healer. Additional insight provided by guest specialists in each field. Hosted by Assets for Artists in partnership with Mass Cultural Council. Learn more.
Event Date: June 23, 2021
Of Note: MASSCreative is presenting two free webinar sessions focusing on advocacy fundamentals, strategy and organizing as a part of Mass Cultural Council’s RRR Series.
Federal and State Advocacy 101: Fundamentals on June 24, 2021
Federal and State Advocacy 101: Strategy and Organizing on June 29, 2021
Grant Opportunity Art Fluent’s grant cycle is now open to individual artists through an international open call. The Evolution Grant will provide unrestricted funding to an individual artist with recognized artistic excellence in fine art media and a demonstrated commitment to their art. Learn more.
Deadline: June 25, 2021
Feature Documentary Films The International Documentary Association (IDA) is funding feature documentaries that reflect the spirit and nature of Pare Lorentz’s work. This year, the Fund is providing production and post-production grants up to $25,000 to social-issue films exploring symptoms of systematic racism. The applicant does not need to be a US resident, but the project must focus on Challenging White Supremacy in the U.S. Films can shine a light on the impact of white supremacy in many areas, including but not limited to policing, banking and finance, education, health care, land rights and housing. Learn more.
Deadline: June 28, 2021
Of Note: National Park Artist Residencies Free Online Workshop on June 30, 2021. Free! Learn more and register.
Journalism Fellowships for Curators Hyperallergic is currently accepting entries for five Journalism Fellowships for Curators. These fellowships for curators come with a grant of $5,000 to help with research, and offering the public a window into research processes. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2021
Call to Artists Gallery 263 invites New England-based artists to submit to “Chasing Light,” an online exhibition that highlights the importance and impact of the role of light in visual art. This show is juried by Leah Triplett Harrington, curator for Now + There and editor-at-large of Boston Art Review. Submission to this call is FREE! Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2021
Call for Art Art Fluent invites artists to submit artwork to their online exhibit, CONNECTION. Cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in their online gallery at www.art-fluent.com. Learn more.
Deadline: July 16, 2021, midnight (MST)
Solo Exhibition Proposal The 2022 HBI Artist Program call for proposals is now open. The 2022 HBI Artist Program provides an artist the opportunity to have a solo exhibition for 12 weeks at the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University. HBI seeks applications for an art exhibit that develops “fresh ideas about Jews and gender, especially emphasizing the experience of Jews of color.” The selected artist is awarded a $2,500 exhibition stipend and a $500 honorarium to produce two programs during the exhibition. In addition to the physical exhibition in the gallery, the HBI Artist exhibition will be viewable online and have an accompanying printed exhibition catalog. Learn more.
Deadline: July 30, 2021
Image credit: H. Lyman Saÿen, The Thundershower (study for painting), 21 3/4 x 27 3/4 in, tempera, pencil and printed paper on paperboard. Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection.