Of Note: New Bedford Creative, in partnership with the Community Economic Development Center (CEDC), is excited to launch Arte Entre Amigos, a series of in-person events and discussions aimed at connecting and enriching creatives within the Spanish-speaking community. Starting in June 2023, this initiative will provide a platform for artists to share their expertise, network, and learn from one another. Learn more.
Artist Residency Fellowships The Studios at MASS MoCA is currently accepting applications for their artist residencies in 2024. Fully-funded fellowships are available for two or four-week residencies, including General Fellowships (anyone expressing financial need will be considered), and fellowships for Black or Indigenous Artists, Massachusetts Artists, Oregon Visual Artists, and Puerto Rico Artists. We also have a number of University-sponsored Fellowships. As always, it’s free to apply. Interested applicants should check our website to learn more about what the program offers and the eligibility criteria for the fellowships. This opportunity is open to both national and international artists. Our general fellowship application is available both in English and Spanish. Learn more.
Deadline: July 8, 2023
Help Shape Our Disability Equity Plan Mass Cultural Council is partnering with Open Door Arts and Art-Reach to learn more about our community of disabled artists, patrons, and arts and culture organizations to help make our sector more accessible, inclusive, and representative of people with disabilities. We are seeking responses from individuals including people with disabilities, artists and cultural workers with disabilities, and caregivers of people with disabilities to better understand current priorities, needs, and barriers from the individual perspective. Contact Open Door Arts with questions or to request an alternative survey format for access. Learn more.
Deadline to submit survey: May 31, 2023
Festivals & Projects Grants Mass Cultural Council is now accepting grant applications for Festivals & Projects. The Festivals & Projects provides one-year grants of $2,500 to support public activities incorporating the arts, humanities, or sciences, taking place between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. Learn more.
Deadline: June 8, 2023 at 11:59pm (ET)
Grants for Organizations’ Art Projects Grants for Arts Projects is the National Endowment for the Arts’ largest grants program for organizations, providing comprehensive and expansive funding opportunities for communities. Applicants may request cost share/matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. Learn more.
Deadline: July 6, 2023
Call to Artists The Boston Art Book Fair 2023 will once again fill the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) historic Cyclorama with artists and other exhibitors working with printed material and multiples in many forms. Exhibitors will be located under their spectacular dome, with related programs in BCA’s nearby Mills Gallery and Plaza Theatres. Applications for exhibitors and other participants will be accepted on a rolling basis. They encourage you to apply early. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2023 at 9pm
Filmmakers of Color The AXS Film Fund is for creators of color in documentary filmmaking or nonfiction new media who identify as living with a disability. They seek to bring visibility to creators who are oftentimes overlooked. While they ask that a person of color living with a disability is a key contributor to the project, they welcome diverse teams to apply. Five creators will be awarded with grants of up to $10,000 each to assist them in finishing their projects in any stage. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2023
Call to Artists Destination:Nature 2023 invites artists inspired by nature to participate in this show centered on protected lands in Harvard, Massachusetts. Juried by Olivia J. Stone, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings, & Photographs at the Worcester Art Museum. Cash and future gallery exhibition awards. Submissions open September 1, 2023. Learn more.
Image credit: Bowl, late 12th–early 13th century, attributed to Iran. Stonepaste; overglaze painted, so-called “mina’i” ware. Dimensions: H. 3 5/16 in. Diameter: 8 1/4 in. From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image in the public domain.