Call to Action: The Massachusetts House of Representatives are scheduled to debate H. 4219, a $3.65 billion spending package investing in Massachusetts’ workers, industries, and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most importantly, this bill invests $125 million into the cultural sector, through Mass Cultural Council, and directs the Agency to develop new grant programs to assist artists and nonprofit, municipal, and for-profit cultural organizations to operate more efficiently and aid in recovery from the pandemic. Rep. Dylan Fernandes has filed an amendment, #109, to raise this appropriation to $175M. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STATE REPRESENATIVE TODAY AND URGE THEM TO SUPPORT AND CO-SPONSOR AMENDMENT #109. This is a timely advocacy alert as the House will debate this legislation and vote on amendments on Thursday.
Call for Art and Craft Vendors Join the first annual Stoneham Winter Arts and Crafts Fair. The Winter Arts & Crafts Fair will take place on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at the Stoneham Town Hall from 12 pm to 7 pm, set-up begins at 10:30 am, and break-down is from 7-8:30 pm Learn more and register as a vendor.
Deadline: November 1, 2021
Free Business Workshops for Artists The Practice Best Practice series of workshops is planned to help different segments of the cultural community on the Southcoast improve their practice and enhance their success in the creative economy. Up next is the workshop Art of Numbers: Bookkeeping for Creatives, Wednesday, November 3, 5:30pm – 7:30pm. This Zoom workshop is free but advance registration is required. Slots are limited so please only register if you plan to attend. Learn more to register.
Call for Artists Newton Free Library, Newton, MA, is currently accepting proposals for April – December 2022 exhibits. As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, their galleries are highly sought after and well-loved by library patrons. They welcome applications from New England region artists showing two-dimensional works. Learn more. Questions, contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Residency The Goethe-Institut Boston invites artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and other creatives, including institutions in civil society, to submit proposals for a Studio 170 residency in 2022. Successful applicants will realize their proposed projects in their newly-renovated space in Back Bay. The Goethe-Institut Boston opens its unique, flexible space in Back Bay to artists and creative minds as a “laboratory” for ideas. Beyond just another gallery or concert hall, Studio 170 provides an open, lively place for inspiration, experimentation and open discourse. With this new format they invite New England’s creative community in the cultural realm to use their newly-renovated space to experiment, innovate, and try out new ideas. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2021
Call to Artists The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists to submit work for their online gallery exhibition, A Perfect Moment. A perfect moment is a particularly subjective thing. Occasionally we see something or experience something emotional, exciting, or thrilling that feels “just so.” It can be something we all relate to, yet we would all probably describe it differently. It’s simultaneously personal and universal. Open to all fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, watermedia, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, digital art) except video. Learn more.
Deadline: November 19, 2021
Call to Artists Run of the Mills residency supports art that defies categorization. This series provides resources to produce multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary projects for site-responsive, short duration exhibitions, performances, and events of all stripes at the Mills Gallery at the BCA. Learn more.
Deadline: November 21, 2021
Call for Drawings The Museum of Art of the University of New Hampshire invites artists living and working in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts to submit drawings on the theme of its 2022 exhibition On the Edge. On the Edge will be exhibited January 24 – April 2, 2022. Selected drawings will be installed unmatted and unframed and hung salon-style. There are no fees required to submit work or to participate. Learn more.
Deadline: November 26, 2021
Cape Cod Potters The Cape Cod Museum of Art has announced their call for exceptional ceramic works, both functional and non-functional, for TERRA FORM: A Cape Cod Potters Juried Exhibition (Dates: 12/15/2021 – 3/13/2022). Learn more.
Deadline: November 29, 2021
Nonfiction Mediamakers The Sundance Institute | Humanities Sustainability Fellowship is open to individuals at all phases of their careers producing and/or directing humanities-focused feature-length documentary films, nonfiction audio/podcast projects, and nonfiction emerging media. Selected mediamakers will receive monthly stipends of $5,000 per month over the course of 12 months. Grantees will be paired with paid humanities advisors to support them throughout the year with dedicated mentorship, project advice, and other tailored non-financial support. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Image credit: Horatio Shaw, Barnyard Winter, oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 54 1/8 in. From the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.