Request for Proposals Proposals sought for inclusion in for the 2019-2020 season at The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA. Priorities for inclusion for either individual artists or companies include artistic quality, unique programming, solid and successful self-production history. The Dance Complex seeks a balance of a variety of genres overall for the series. The Dance Complex will support the series and artists with augmented press/media, professional advice in both production and artistic concerns. Options for sharing evenings/weekend among more than one artist is possible and encouraged, as is interest from artists beyond the immediate region. A general description of the Julie Ince Thompson Theatre is included on our website. Requests for performances in alternative spaces in the building, including our new street level Studio 7, will be considered. Fees will be determined in dialogue with The Dance Complex and factor space usage and other variables.
Call to Artists The Newburyport Art Association 22nd Annual Regional Juried Show is currently accepting entries. Juror: Christine McCarthy/Executive Director of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. This show is open to all Artists, Newburyport Art Association Members and Non-Members 18 Years of Age and Older. Media: Acrylic, Digital Art, Drawing, Fine Crafts, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Watercolor. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Call to Artists Submit your work for the 2019 Kingston Gallery juried show, Re: figuring the body. All media accepted. They welcome work that is visually engaging which will foster important conversations about the body in relation to gender identity, race, self-representation from a cultural and historical perspective, and the body politic. Learn more.
Deadline Extended: March 3, 2019
Call to Orchestra Musicians The League of American Orchestras is now accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Musician Awards. Nominations of–and applications from–outstanding musicians are now being accepted for the League of American Orchestras 2019 Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service. Learn more.
Deadline: March 4, 2019
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction Fellowships The National Endowment for the Arts provides direct support to creative writers and literary translators of distinction through Literature Fellowships. Learn more.
Deadline: March 6, 2019
Writer Residency Applications are currently being accepted for the The Kerouac Project which provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. In the past they have accepted writers with no formal writing education alongside those with MFA’s and impressive résumés. You will be judged on the quality of the writing sample you submit. Each residency consists of approximately a three month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $1,000 are included. Learn more.
Deadline: March 10, 2019
Call to Artists The Cambridge Art Association is currently accepting submissions for their 2019 National Prize Show. All mediums accepted: 2D, 3D and video work. Jurors are Steve Locke and Camilo Alvarez. Learn more.
Deadline: March 11, 2019 (11:59pm)
Memoirs The Grub Street Memoir Incubator 2019-2020 is currently accepting submissions. It’s a competitive, MFA-level, 12-month course for “drafting, developing or revising their memoir drafts, a comprehensive craft-based study of the memoir form, and, as appropriate, a thoughtful introduction to the memoir publishing market.” Scholarships are available. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2018
Open Call For Video Art & Short Films HOT STEAM II 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 that happens in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the Cambridge Science Festival. This year the MIT Museum has agreed to host the screening on April 18th, 2019. The goal of this event is to bring scientists and artists together to exhibit and discuss science in an accessible and exciting way (meaning videos should appeal to a wide audience – children and adults alike). They are looking for films/videos that are short, interesting, strange and bizarre. Interpretation of the theme can be very loose. Videos must be 5 minutes or less. There is no submission fee. Send your submission to email@example.com.
Deadline: March 15, 2019 (11:03 P.M.)
Call to Artists The Delaplaine Arts Center, in Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2019 National Juried Exhibit. All media are eligible, including but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing, and sculpture. Juror: Sandy Guttman, Curatorial Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington, D.C. Learn more.
Deadline: March 25, 2019 (11:59 PM)
Call to Artists Gallery 263’s upcoming national juried exhibition Light vs. Dark invites artists working in any media to submit their interpretations of either subject. Light and dark may not only refer to artwork visually, but could also be depicted in the content of the work itself. Juried by Ruth Erickson, the Mannion Family Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA. Open to all US residents. All visual and performance media (2D, 3D, time-based) will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Boston-area Female Artists The Prilla Smith Brackett Award at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College honors an outstanding woman visual artist living in the Greater Boston area. The $15,000 award is funded by Wellesley alum Prilla Smith Brackett. Eligible artists identify as female, live in Greater Boston, and have five or more years of experience working in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, film, video, and/or media arts. Learn more.
Deadline: April 8, 2019
Community-Engaged Artists Applications are currently being accepted for the Enterprise Rose Fellowship. Enterprise seeks community-based designers with training in architecture and community-based artists in all disciplines, including but not limited to visual and performing arts, traditional and folk arts, digital media, dance, theater, literary arts and multi-media. Fellows will leverage their existing skills in community development projects and within the organization overall. The host organizations and fellows will collaborate to build the capacity of community developers to leverage art, culture, creativity and design to advance their mission. Learn more.
Deadline: April 14, 2019
Photographers Entries are currently being accepted for the Griffin Museum’s 25th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition. The Juror is Julie Grahame. Learn more.
Deadline: April 24, 2019
Photographers The Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize was created by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. The Lange-Taylor Prize is now intended to support artists, working alone or in teams, who have undertaken extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that fully exploit the relationship of words and images in the powerful, persuasive representation of a subject. (The prize is not awarded for completed projects, to artists who are seeking funds to produce a book, exhibit, website, or other outcomes.) The winner receives $10,000, features in Center for Documentary Studies’ digital publications, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Grant Program for Dancers Career Transition For Dancers, a project of Boston Dance Alliance’s partner The Actors Fund, has a new grant program. Dancers with at least 5 years professional performing experience can apply for Professional Development grants ($1,000), which can be used to create a non-dance income as well as build marketable skills. Scholarships for undergraduate (up to $2,000) and graduate degrees (up to $5,000) are also offered to dancers with at least 7 years professional dance experience. To learn about additional application criteria as well as the range of services offered by The Actors Fund, dance professionals can register for a bi-weekly national dancer orientation. All dancers, from early career to mid-career to retired from performing, can work with career counselors – at no cost – in person or remotely. Yes, this is available to dancers in New England! Learn more.
Image credit: Drums and tambourines at the Noble & Cooley Drum manufacturer. Photograph by Maggie Holtzberg.
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