Project Grant To commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Mass Humanities will prioritize funding public programs in 2020 that use the humanities to explore voting rights in America. Up to $15,000 available to support projects examining #VotingRights in 2020. Learn more.
Deadline September 9, 2019
Call to Artists Produced by artists, for artists, Paradise City presents New England’s leading shows of handmade craft, painting and sculpture. Paradise City’s events showcase fresh, innovative work in all media in beautiful indoor settings, with outdoor space available in Northampton for large-scale sculpture. Applications from new and emerging artists encouraged. For 25 years Paradise City has been known for setting new standards in show publicity and marketing, and for its user-friendly approach to artists. Learn more.
Deadline: September 10, 2019
Microgrants In 2015, Rhizome launched its microgrant program, awarding $500–$1,500 to anyone with a compelling vision for net art through an annual open-call. Microgrants will now be awarded on a semi-rolling basis throughout the program season, aligned with the artistic research topics. Today, Rhizome opens its first call for Microgrants for projects related to the Info-Wars artistic research thread, as well as for net art works. An initial round of microgrants will be considered beginning September 20, 2019, and awarded shortly thereafter. Special attention will be given to Info-Wars-related proposals made by those ages 18-22. The submission form will remain open throughout the year, and browsed from time to time by Rhizome’s artistic program team. The majority of awards will be awarded in October.
Personal Essay Awards Entries are currently being accepted for the 25th annual Literal Latte Essay Awards. Submit personal essays, 10,000 words max. First prize: $1,000. Second prize: $300. Third prize: $200. Literal Latte stimulates minds and careers. Learn more. Questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: September 30, 2019
Call for Art Gallery 263 invites artists to submit artwork that explores the theme of texture for their upcoming regional juried exhibition, Sensation, Feeling: Texture. This exhibition is juried by Vivian Poey, a faculty member in the College of Art and Design at Lesley University. This regional call is open to residents of New England or those who have lived in New England in the last 5 years. All visual and performance media (2D, 3D, time-based) will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: October 6, 2019
Of Note: The Duplessy Foundation is organizing a sales workshop for the Arts community on October 8, 2019 at 6pm at The Assemblage, 70A Sleeper Street, Boston. The workshop will be donation for entry (any amount) to prevent no shows and because of limited space. Learn more.
One Act Plays The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival seeks submissions for unpublished, previously unproduced One-Act plays as part of their annual contest. Grand Prize winner will receive $1500, a professional staged reading at the next festival, a VIP all-access pass to the festival, and receive publication of the winning play in Bayou Magazine. This year’s judge is Peter Hagan, President of Dramatists Play Service. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Poetry Entries are currently being accepted for the Alice James Award Prize of $2,000 as well as book publication. They are accepting full-length poetry manuscripts. Entrants must reside in the U.S. Additional manuscripts may also be chosen for publication as the Editor’s Choice. Learn more.
Deadline: November 4, 2019 (postmark)
Songwriters The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international competition open to both amateur and professional songwriters. Twelve categories accepted: rock, country, jazz, pop, world, R&B, hip-hop, gospel/inspirational, Latin, electronic, folk and children’s. Instrumental compositions are encouraged. With over $300,000 worth of cash awards and prizes, one entry will be named “Song of the Year” and that winner will receive $20,000 cash as well as a prize package. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2019 (11:59PM PST)
Image credit: From the U.S. National Archives.