Call for Exhibition Proposals Pitch an exhibition for this spring at Gallery 263 and bring your vision to life. Organize and present a well-curated exhibition of contemporary art from start to finish, with guidance and support from Gallery 263 staff. Open to New England artists of all media types and career levels. Learn more.
Deadline: February 16, 2020
Of Note: The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA is hosting A Call to Community, a series of community meetings. Their focus for their community forums is to get your feedback as to what is currently happening at The Dance Complex and talk about what you’d like them to consider.
Poets, Spoken Word Artists WordXWord Festival has many opportunities in Pittsfield for poets and spoken word artists looking to perform and participate in meaningful discussions. Learn more.
Filmmakers The Roxbury International Film Festival (ROXFILM) is the largest festival in New England dedicated to celebrating the work of filmmakers creating films celebrating people of color. ROXFILM showcases feature-length films, documentaries, shorts and animation. We are particularly committed to screening works by filmmakers with a connection to the New England area, however we also screen works by filmmakers from around the world as well. Learn more.
Deadline: February 17, 2020
Artist Residency The Schweizer Foundation offers a residency program for writers and artists. The Schweizer Foundation for Art and Innovation (SFAI) is a private nonprofit organization aimed at supporting artists and thinkers (without limitation regarding origin, ethnicity, gender, race, etc.) through residencies and grants. SFAI further seeks to promote the work of artists and thinkers through colloquia, exhibitions, performances, and publications. Learn more and apply.
Of Note: The Network for Art Administrators of Color Boston (NAAC) will present the event EmpowerHER: Black Women in the Arts, on February 19, 2020, at the Boston Athenaeum. Attend this artful conversation with three preeminent leaders catalyzing change in Boston to make its cultural landscape more inclusive and supportive of Black women artists. Featuring their own Director of Cultural Planning, Courtney Sharpe! Register Here.
Request for Proposals The City of Boston is seeking proposals for the development of the Blair Lot and Nawn Factory in Roxbury as part of the Plan: Nubian Square community engagement process. Learn More.
Deadline: February 19, 2020
Of Note: Census 101 For Arts Workers. ArtsBoston in partnership with MASSCreative is pleased to present a crash course in all things arts workers need to know about the upcoming census count led by Mass Voter Table Director, Beth Huang. Join us for a free workshop on Wednesday, February 26 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the Commonwealth Salon at the Boston Public Library to learn about what the census determines, why it matters so much, and how you and your organization can advocate ensuring everyone in your community is counted. Learn more.
Artist Grants for Parents The Sustainable Arts Foundation was founded in 2010 with the aim of encouraging parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide. In 2020 the foundation will award $5000 each to twenty artists and writers who have demonstrated excellence in their disciplines. Learn more.
Deadline: February 28, 2020
Grants Music Drives Us is excited to continue the growth of our partnership with ArtWeek by offering 50 grants to free and educational events throughout Massachusetts. Music Drives Us Foundation (MDU) will grant 50 recipients a $200 performance grant to support the presentation of their event – which has to be music-focused, of course – during ArtWeek.
Creative Residency Studio@550 in Cambridge is accepting applications for its Creative Residency 2020. 550’s Creative Residency is a three-month award of space, resources, and guidance at the Studio. The aim of the Creative Residency is to support working artists with the resources they need to develop their work further. The space usage included in the residencies could include rehearsal, classes, performances/events, community engagements, or more. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: March 3, 2020
Video Art, Short Films HOT STEAM III is having an open call for video art and short films that explore the magic combination of science, art, and technology. HOT STEAM is an annual screening organized by Cambridge Community Television that takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the Cambridge Science Festival. This year the screening will be held on April 23, 2020 at the MIT Museum. The goal of this event is to bring scientists and artists together to explore the intersection of art and tech in an accessible and exciting way (meaning videos should appeal to a wide audience – children and adults alike). We are looking for films/videos that are short, interesting, strange and bizarre. Interpretation of the theme can be very loose. The curators for HOT STEAM III are Keaton Fox (Boston Cyberarts + Cambridge Community Television), Caroline Castro (Frost Science Museum), and Isabella Achenbach (Cranbrook Art Museum). The videos must be 5 minutes or less. There is no submission fee. Learn more.
Deadline: March 6, 2020
Artist Residency Students are invited to apply for a summer internship with the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland, Vermont, during the 2020 workshop season. Studio interns become part of our dynamic arts education community and enhance their learning experience. Interns benefit from interactions with instructors and participants in up to 30 workshop sessions, as well as diverse Artists in Residence from around the world. Resident Interns are on duty for 32 hours per week and receive a stipend, lodging and meals. Learn more.
Deadline: March 13, 2020
Call to Artists The Providence Art Club invites artists from throughout the United States to submit their recent workfor an open juried exhibition opportunity. This year’s show will celebrate the best in contemporary art by makers from throughout the United States regardless of theme, style, or media. This year’s National Open Juried Exhibition will be juried by Dr. Matthew Hargraves, Chief Curator of the Yale Center for British Art. It will feature $6,000 in prizes include a $1,000 Best in Show award. Learn more.
Deadline: March 13, 2020
Artists-in-Residence Pao Arts Center and Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) invite artists to apply to Residence Lab, a program that brings together Chinatown residents and local creatives to shape Chinatown’s cultural identity. Pao Arts Center and ACDC seek a cohort of artists who will participate in a multi-session collaborative training program alongside Chinatown residents to develop and bring to life public art initiatives in Chinatown. Artists of all backgrounds, media, and stages of their careers are invited to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Call to Artists Emerging artists living and working in New England, New York, and New Jersey are invited to submit their work for consideration for The Real Art Awards at Real Art Ways. Jurors will consider the quality of the artist’s work, the innovation evidenced by submitted work, the potential impact of the exhibition on the artist’s career and the economic and physical feasibility of the exhibition. Artists should submit work made within the last 3 years. Artists working in all media are welcome. In addition to a $2,500 prize, six artists will receive a solo exhibit at Real Art Ways in 2020 or 2021, an exhibition publication with essay, curatorial assistance, and the opportunity for an artist talk. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2020 (11:59 EDT)
Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Library is seeking proposals of two-dimensional, original work by local artists for January-June 2021 shows. Exhibiting policy at www.newtonfreelibrary.net under the About tab. Questions? Contact Ellen or call 617-796-1410. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2020 (11:59 pm.)
Image credit: Illustration of a top denture as a valentine from weirdvintage.