Of Note: The Mass Cultural Council Choreography, Poetry, and Traditional Artist Fellowships applications now available. The Artist Fellowships are unrestricted awards to in recognition of exceptional creative work by Massachusetts artists. This year, Mass Cultural Council is committing over $1 million to the Artist Fellowships, with the goal of doubling the artists funded through the program. The Fellowship grants are $15,000. Finalist awards will increase this year from $1,500 to $5,000. Learn more and then apply using Mass Cultural Council’s grants management system.
Deadline: October 25, 2021 (11:59pm ET)
Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships Info Session: Attend an optional online info session (October 5, 2021 from 10-11:30 am) to learn more about the Mass Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowships application process. Read more and register.
Call to Artists Artists are invited to create a panel for Touched: 30th Installation of Days Without Art 2021. This year for Spoke’s Days Without Art/World AIDS Day installation, they invite people to create a fabric sampler, 16″ x 16″ to remember, reconnect and honor someone lost to one or more of these concurrent pandemics; someone who has touched your life physically, spiritually, or emotionally. You can find out more about this year’s event at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama here.
Emerging Film Producers Stowe Story Labs has opened applications for their inaugural Producers Lab, which will run in December and be led by Stowe Story Labs co-founder, David Pope. This intensive four-day lab is designed for emerging producers looking to develop and produce a micro-to-low budget ($25,000 – $1,500,000) feature film, and those who want to join a tight-knit community of filmmakers dedicated to breaking down industry barriers. The program will be capped at 12 participants. The fee to attend is $1,650. Learn more.
Deadline: September 23, 2021
Call for Solo Artist Exhibition Proposals The Boston Center for the Arts Curatorial Initiative is accepting proposals for a series of solo artist exhibitions to be presented in the Mills Gallery. BCA will provide a stipend for both the curator and the artist, as well as exhibition expenses.Learn more.
Worcester Storyteller The Moth is bringing a Moth Mainstage show to the Hanover Theatre in Worcester on Thursday evening, November 4, and is looking to include one or two Worcester-area storytellers. A Moth Mainstage show features five storytellers, each telling a 10-minute true story from their life. To develop that story, they do the following: have an initial phone conversation to explore ideas and select the story; schedule subsequent phone calls (usually one per week) to help craft the story to fit into our 10-minute format; and hold a group rehearsal, including all of the show’s storytellers, the day before the show. Interested Worcester storyteller can contact Larry Rosen.
Free Workshop on Archiving Your Art Creative Capital is offering a free online conversation moderated by Johnny Symons, Florrie Burke, Carmel Curtis, and Sarah Keller celebrate and discuss how Barbara Hammer’s community helped to preserve her archive even as it was continuing to grow, and how she built a legacy that continues to give back today. Thursday, September 30th from 7:00-8:00pm ET.
Barnstable County Artist Grants The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is accepting letters of intent (LOI) due on Friday, October 15, 2021. A select group of applicants will be asked to submit a full application which will be due on Friday, October 29th. Final awards will be announced in late November. Individual grants will range in size, from $500 to $5,000, and will be awarded to either individuals who live and work in Barnstable County; nonprofits in Barnstable County; or educational institutions in Barnstable County. Funding will be prioritized towards projects, entities, or programs which align with the AFCC’s vision to fuel culture, innovation, economic growth, and involvement in the arts community. This includes programs that introduce new ideas while building upon what is known to benefit the community; projects which create greater opportunities for artists on the Cape; and proposals that expand arts access throughout the region while supporting cultural appreciation and inclusivity. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2021
Local Cultural Council Program Grants for community-based arts and culture projects. Led by municipally appointed volunteers, LCCs award over $4 million every year, supporting 6,000 cultural programs that include everything from field trips to lectures, festivals, and dance performances. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2021
Grants for Artists Art Fluent’s grant cycle is now open to individual artists. The Evolution Grant will provide $1,000 unrestricted funding to an individual artist with recognized artistic excellence in fine art media and a demonstrated commitment to their art. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2021
Call to Artists The Sedona Arts Center is seeking artists for the Souls of Forgotten Objects exhibit to take place December 1 -23, 2021 in the Special Exhibits Gallery of the Arts Center. Exploring the intersection between trash and treasure, Souls of Forgotten Objects will include an exhibit, workshops and demonstrations that bring found or forgotten objects together to create something beautiful. Whether that is an old tree branch, bike tire, cardboard, colorful material, metal or paper, the exhibit welcomes artists to submit 2D or 3D work that takes these found or lost materials and turns them in to art. Curious, evocative, dynamic or meditative, SAC invites artists to think outside the box, canvas or convention in submitting pieces for exhibit. Learn more.
Deadline: October 18, 2021
Call to Artists SeriesFest is partnering with National Geographic and Visible on a brand new initiative, Spotlight Your Town, which aims to empower independent creators to use their art form to spotlight the political and social justice issues happening in their hometowns. Spotlight Your Town supports an inclusive group of unscripted storytellers creating authentic, community-driven stories that embody the breadth and diversity of the people and places they represent. Learn more.
Deadline: November 3, 2021
Image credit: Helene Schjerfbeck, painting, Clothes Drying, 1883. From Wikipedia, in public domain.