Digital Shorts on the Latinx Experience PBS is accepting Requests for Proposals for a two hour presentation of shorts that explore Latino/a/x identity in the contemporary United States. They are soliciting concepts, as well as finished shorts or shorts in progress, to be collected into 2 one-hour Primetime specials to be broadcast on PBS stations nationwide in summer 2021. Judged by a jury of experienced filmmakers, the best submissions are eligible for support grants between $5,000 and $25,000. Final judging will select between 8-12 shorts for national broadcast in June 2021, with additional films selected by the jury to appear online as part of the PBS Short Film Festival. Learn more.
Deadline: September 14, 2020 at 5pm PT
Media Makers Black Public Media invites independent producers of broadcast and digital projects centered on the Black experience to apply to its 360 Incubator+ program. The intensive 3-month incubator provides fellows with workshops, network building, tools for a successful pitch, and one-on-one mentoring from seasoned media makers. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2020
2020 Census Just 10 minutes of your time now has a great impact on the next 10 years in our commonwealth. The last day to participate in the U.S. 2020 Federal Census is now September 30, formerly October 31. Please consider taking the 2020 Census.
Call to Artists The Monmouth Museum is currently accepting entries for their 42 annual juried exhibition. They are accepting artwork of all media and styles to feature in their Main Gallery and will be continuing their tradition of showcasing diverse and international art. They are also advancing their goal of focusing on the underrepresented in the arts and providing a platform for a broad group of artists. The Monmouth Museum’s goal is to engage artists and the community in promoting inclusivity of gender, age, background, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and special needs. The juror is Christy O’Connor. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2020
Photographers The Alexia offers grants to student and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities. They will begin accepting applications for The Alexia 2020 on September. 14, 2020. Learn more.
Deadline: October 5, 2020
Artist’s Book Residency Women’s Studio Workshop is offering an Artist’s Book Residency. Over the course of six-to-eight weeks, artists will print and bind their own limited edition book work. The residency in Rosendale, NY includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, and 24/7 studio access. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2020
Performing Artists The New England States Touring (NEST) funds the presentation of regional, national, and international artists presented by New England-based nonprofit organizations. Learn more.
Deadline: November 16, 2020
Of Note: Reopening a dance studio? Boston Ballet has posted its protocols as has The Dance Complex. Still have questions about how to be with Massachusetts regulations? Boston Dance Alliance may be able to help. Email dcash@bostondancealliance.
Image credit: Photograph of Golden Book cover illustration of Lassie. For more on Lassie, listen to this podcast by the masked biologist on WXPR public radio in Rhinelander, WI.