“People protect what they love.” – Jacques-Yves Cousteau
The Oceana Ocean Animal Encyclopedia is a free online resource to learn more about marine life from sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals.
Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships Applications are now available for Drawing & Printmaking, Poetry, and Traditional Arts. Fellowship awards are $15,000 each and finalists receive $1,500. Learn more.
Deadline: October 7, 2019
Free Event The Boston’s Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture’s second annual Creative Economy Mingle, a celebration highlighting the work and experience of local millennial artists and creatives of color. The evening will feature facilitated networking, performances, and free food, and will be hosted at the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library on September 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Bring plenty of business cards and a spirit for networking. This event is free and open to the public, but is intended and programmed for millennials of color. This event is in partnership with ArtsBoston, SPARK Boston, and the Boston Public Library. Learn more.
Call to Artists The Boston Center for the Arts has a call for entry for the 26th Drawing Show Exhibition, with the theme Field Notes: Lovers, Teachers and the Consciousness In Between. The curator/juror is Chanel Thervil. The exhibition will explore how inter-generational connections between family, friends, mentors, colleagues and/or teachers shape contemporary perceptions of artists’ individual identities. Learn more.
Deadline: September 8, 2019
Videos, Animations, Computer Generated Work Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority invite artists to submit proposals for the 26th round of Art on the Marquee at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This 80-foot-tall Marquee offers more than 3,000 square feet of display area on 7 screens, providing full-motion video. We are looking for ten 30-second videos, animations or computer generated work, using the entire Marquee in colorful and creative ways. Artists are awarded $500 for selected videos. Eligibility is limited to artists and artist teams who reside in Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: September 8, 2019 (midnight)
Of Note: The Greater Boston Theater Expo is a chance to connect with dozens of theater companies and learn about their 2019-2020 Season offerings. Explore the breadth, variety, and vitality of the Greater Boston theater community, meet artists, and take advantage of Expo-only ticket offers and giveaways, at the Boston Center for the Art Cyclorama September 10, 2019 5-8 PM. Free and open to the public. Learn more.
Of Note: Music and Empathy, with Julie Leven and Peggy Codding, moderated by Deborah Davidson. September 12, 2019, from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138. Free and open to the public. RSVP. Music occupies more areas of our brain than language does–humans are a musical species. The power of music and its ability to create empathy are exemplified in both the speakers, each in their own practice and their respective activism. This promises to be a fascinating conversation between Julie Leven, violinist and performer who runs Shelter Music Boston and Peggy Codding, Music Therapy professor at Berklee College of Music.
Call for Art Midwest Queeritivities will be hosted by the Ruth Foster Gallery on the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire campus from February 14 to March 11, 2020. The gallery will be open Monday through Friday 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Thursday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Artwork must illustrate a connection to the themes prompted by Midwest Queeritivities regardless of the artists’ regional identity. Works may be from all genres of media provided that they are original, completed within the last three years, and no larger than 4 x 7 feet. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2019
Call for Art Entries are currently being accepted for the exhibition called You: Artists Depict Themselves. Open to artists of all ages at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, juried by Arthur Dion, of Gallery NAGA in Boston. The theme: Theye ask artists to respond to the questions:Who are you? What are you like? What do most people not know about you? What is it like to be you – living in America now? All of the works will be considered self-portraits whether or not they depict the artist’s physical appearance. Learn more.
Deadline:: September 16, 2019
Short Plays SLAM Boston Diverse Voices in Theatre is back at Open Theatre Project for 2019 and is looking for 10 minute plays from New England playwrights. Plays may have been previously produced but not in a Boston Slam. Open Theatre Project is seeking work for and by individuals of color, women & those from the LGTBQ community. Playwrights must be located in New England, and plays must not go over 10 min or longer than 12 pages. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2019
Public Art Commission The City of Cambridge invites artists to submit qualifications for a $300,000 public art commission to commemorate the passage, in August 1920, of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2019
Calls to Artists The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston has calls for entry for two upcoming exhibitions: Child’s Play and Kicks. Child’s Play will explore work by artists that create craft that embodies a child’s sense of play and fun – handcrafted games, toys made from unconventional materials, cheeky creatures, etc. Shoemakers, shoe collectors, and shoe aficionados are encouraged to submit to Kicks, which is looking for footwear ranging from the historical to the avant-garde, from the sporty to the elegant, and from the humble to the outrageous. Learn more about both calls/exhibitions.
Deadline: September 1, 2019 for Child’s Play
Deadline: October 1, 2019 for Kicks
Artist Residencies National Parks Artist Residencies. Multiple deadlines.
Image credit: Laura Weber collects a syringe sample from seawater surrounding an Orbicella faveolata coral colony in Jardines de la Reina, Cuba. (Photo by Amy Apprill, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)