Of Note: “Health & Wellness through Creativity” convening on October 23, 2023 10am-12:30pm (Doors at 9:30am) at the Community Music School of Springfield, 127 State Street, Springfield MA. Mass Cultural Council invites you to join us for this convening where we’ll further discuss Arts on Prescription. This convening will feature a keynote panel discussion with leaders who have been closely involved in this work. They’ll share insights and findings of how and why the creative and cultural sector is an essential partner in the fields of health and wellness. Learn more and register.
Black Empowerment Advisory Council Black artists in Massachusetts are invited to join and participate in a listening session with Governor Maura T. Healey’s Black Empowerment Advisory Council (BEAC). The council has organized listening sessions throughout the Commonwealth to discuss the critical concerns and challenges affecting the Black community. Your voice and feedback will help advise the BEAC and Healey-Driscoll Administration to produce solutions and advance the interests of the Black community in Massachusetts. The Black Empowerment Advisory Council Boston Listening Session will take place in the following communities: Roxbury (Oct 2), Brockton (Oct 6), South Yarmouth (Oct 8), Pittsfield (Oct 14), Springfield (Oct 14), Worcester (Oct 18), New Bedford (Oct 24). Learn more and register.
Exhibition Proposals The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library are pleased to announce their next Call for Exhibition Proposals, consisting of bi-monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in the Jamaica Plain Branch Library’s public exhibition space. The Selection Committee meets annually to select shows for the following year. The gallery space will be managed by our collaborative partner, Uforge. Applications are now being accepted for exhibits for the January-December 2024 cycle. If you have submitted with us in the past, you must resubmit. Past exhibiting artist may reapply after a 2-year waiting period. Gallery Display Space: approx. 20 feet x 4 feet. Learn more.
Deadline: October 4, 2023
Free Workshops: How To Start Your Art Career Are you starting your career as an artist in Cambridge? Cambridge Arts and the city’s Community Development Department are offering free workshops to help emerging artists with financial literacy, artistic identity, grant writing, marketing, advocacy, and wellness. Workshops will be offered online during the months of October and November 2023 and February 2024. Learn more and register here.
Clark Art Institute Research and Academic Program Fellowships These fellowships are intended to nurture a variety of disciplinary approaches and support new voices in art history. Applicants should hold a PhD or demonstrate equivalent professional experience. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2023
Leaders of Color Fellowship Program The National Leaders of Color Fellowship Program (LoCF) is a transformative leadership development experience curated by WESTAF in order to establish multicultural leadership in the creative and cultural sector. By partnering with the other United States Regional Arts Organizations (USRAOs) the program has expanded nationwide and its mission has become a national endeavor. Learn more.
Deadline: October 16, 2023 (11:59 p.m. MT)
Grants for Cambridge Artists Cambridge Arts offers grant funding opportunities for individuals: the Art for Social Justice Grants ($7500) which support projects that present the themes and ongoing work of social justice to the Cambridge public through the arts and Local Cultural Council Grants for Individuals or Organizations offering grants up to $5,000. Cambridge Arts participates in the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s annual Local Cultural Council grant program, which offers funding to individuals and organizations for cultural projects, public art, ticket subsidy programs, cultural field trips for children, and other activities. Learn more.
Deadline: October 17, 2023, by 11:59 p.m.
Local Cultural Council Grants for Individuals The Local Cultural Council Program is currently accepting grant applications. Every community in Massachusetts is served by a Local Cultural Council (LCC), led by municipally appointed volunteers who administer an annual grant program to support local cultural projects. Grant amounts vary and applications are submitted directly to each LCC. Learn more.
Deadline: October 17, 2023
STARS Residencies Applications are being accepted starting September 21, 2023 for the STARS Residencies program. Residencies that bring students and teachers together with practicing artists, scientists, and humanists to create rich cultural experiences in Massachusetts K-12 classrooms. Schools, individuals, and cultural organizations are eligible to apply. Residences must last a minimum of three days. Grants range from $2,500 to $6,100. Learn more.
Deadline: October 24, 2023
Boston Visual Artists The City of Boston is seeking submissions for the annual Fay Chandler EMERGING Art Exhibit at Boston City Hall, a celebration of the Boston visual arts community. Artists that live, work, or create in the Greater Boston area are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. The art will be displayed at Boston City Hall in the Scollay Square Gallery and other galleries November 15, 2023 – December 30, 2023. The reception will take place on Thursday, November 30 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Boston City Hall. Prizes: Best in Show: $2,500. Over 50 award: $1,500. Started making art in the last three years: $1,000 Learn more.
Deadline: October 27, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Craft Innovation Through the Craft Innovation Jumpstarter awards, the Society of Arts + Crafts will award grants of $3,000 to support New England craft artists who wish to pursue new directions or advance new ideas in their work. Increasing equity, inclusion and diversity in the craft field is also an important goal of the program. Learn more.
Deadline: November 5, 2023
Call for Art: Community Sculpture Walk The Watertown Public Arts and Culture Committee (PACC) is excited to announce the second year of the Community Sculpture Walk. The Community Sculpture Walk will exhibit public sculptures to enhance use of green space in Watertown, encourage public interaction with contemporary art, and create an annual exhibition opportunity for artists at all career stages working in a variety of mediums. Learn more.
Deadline: January 7, 11:59pm
Image credit: Anonymous, At the Writing Table, painting, American, circa 1790, aqueous medium on canvas, 39 15/16 x 52 15/16 in. From the collection of the National Gallery of Art.