Emergency Grants The Foundation for Contemporary Arts is offering emergency grants for artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad. Learn more.
Webinars with Arts Administrators Arts Administration Association New England is holding a series of “Sip and Chat” webinars with arts administrators from the region. The next discussion on May 21, 2020, 4 PM features Mary Sherman (Executive Director, TransCultural Exchange), Jerry Beck (Executive Director, Artspace Maynard; Founder, Revolving Museum), and Susan Rodgerson (Founding Executive/Artistic Director Artists For Humanity). There’s a discussion on June 4, 2020, 4 PM featuring A. J Pietrantone (Deputy Director, Jacob’s Pillow), Cherie Mittenthal (Artistic Executive Director, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill), and Mary Jo Murphy (Executive Director, Snow Farm).
Easthampton City Arts Artist Grants Initiative This first-of-its-kind program at ECA will provide grants to individual artists in exchange for an event, workshop, or other arts-based activity — presented through a virtual platform — that serves to engage others and inspire community. Learn more.
Deadline: May 22, 2020
Medford Area Artists The Medford Arts Council is inviting artists who are interested in community building through public art to submit their qualifications. Selected artists will have the opportunity to paint three to five utility boxes contained within Medford’s other squares, West Medford and South Medford. Four (4) artists will be chosen from this Request for Qualifications. Those artists will be asked to develop a cohesive theme for the box grouping and will receive compensation for their designs. Two (2) artists and designs will be selected to realize their designs. Artists will be compensated for each box painted. Preference will be given to Medford-based artists and those from surrounding communities. At this time, they are requesting qualifications only. Please do not submit designs for the project until you are selected for the next round. Learn more.
Deadline: May 24, 2020
Webinars Assets for Artists is offering free business webinars for artists in CT, RI and Western MA focused on how to adapt your practice to a post-COVID world and transition from surviving to thriving: 5/27, Creative Practice Within Virtual Communities with Shey Rivera Rios; 6/5, ¡Grant Writing para artistas EN ESPAÑOL! con Yara Liceaga-Rojas; 6/9, Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists with Amy Smith; 6/17, Creative Resiliency in a Time of Crisis with Ngoc-Tran V. Learn more.
Writer-in-Residence Program The Associates of the Boston Public Library are accepting applications from emerging children’s writers for their writer-in-residence program. Learn more.
Deadline: May 29, 2020
Boston-area Residents The Boston Book Festival has launched a citywide writing project, At Home Boston, to capture slices of everyday life — the ordinary to extraordinary — during these unprecedented times. Their aim is to weave together a crowd-sourced portrait of how Boston-area residents are experiencing, responding to, and coming together in new ways during these challenging circumstances. They hope to hear from frontline workers, parents at home with kids, teens studying virtually, grandparents removed from family members, and business owners trying new ways to make it work. The collection will be an important community-wide archive of lived experiences during this time. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2020
Craft and Design Mask Competition The Museum of Craft and Design is launching Let’s Face It, a nationwide craft and design mask competition and community gallery. From the practical to the avant-garde, they are curious to see what you are creating and share it with the world. Juried by Marcel Wilson, the Founder and Design Director of Bionic, and JoAnn Edwards, the Museum of Craft and Design’s Co-founder and Executive Director, the winning design will receive $500, the runner-up will receive $250 and third place will receive $100. Additional non-monetary awards will be given for Best in Show, Best Student Design, and Most Unique Design. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2020
Dance Project Trans(m)it is seeking submissions that might repurpose and re-image rehearsal footage into a fully-realised work, re-arrange staged performances to become screendance works, or turn group choreography into solos for the screen, and submissions of screendance work whose screenings were shut down. This festival is a place to share dances and physical theatre that began with different intentions, such as live performances in 2020. Learn more.
Deadline is June 1, 2020
Financial Wellness Organized by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts’ ValleyCreates Initiative and administered by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists Program, the ValleyCreates Rapid Response Artist Working Capital Grant Program is a fast-tracked financial wellness and sustainability initiative for artists who currently live or have studio space in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampton Counties, Massachusetts. This program pairs a $1,000 artist mini-grant with one-on-one coaching and online financial and business resiliency webinars specifically focused on navigating a post-COVID cultural sector. Learn more.
Deadline: June 5, 2020
Nonfiction Filmmakers LEF Foundation’s Moving Image Fund, which supports nonfiction filmmakers living in the New England region, will award up to $5,000 to selected nonfiction film projects in the Pre-production stage. Learn more.
Deadline: June 5, 2020
Image credit: A Woman Seated beside a Vase of Flowers (Madame Paul Valpinçon?)
1865, Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/2 in. (73.7 x 92.7 cm). Edgar Degas. From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.