Of Note: The Arts and Business Council has a free workshop on December 2, 2020 focused on goal best practices and the Artists Thrive Framework.
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 is December 3, 2020, 4 PM, featuring Stephanie Fortunato, Director, Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, City of Providence; Jason Weeks, Executive Director, Cambridge Arts Council; and Erin Williams, Executive Director, Worcester Cultural Coalition.
Artist Emergency Relief Grants Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. No Entry Fee. Learn more.
Deadline: December 10, 2020
Grants for Artists The Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program offers grants to support community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Learn more.
Deadline: December 14, 2020 (11:59pm)
Somerville Community Curator Grant The Somerville Museum invites applications for public exhibits at the museum. Two Community Curators will be selected and will receive a seed grant of $2,500 and exhibit space in the galleries at One Westwood Road, Somerville, MA. Learn more.
Deadline: December 18, 2020
Massachusetts BIPOC Capacity-Building Grant Program MASS MOCA’s Assets for Artists program is offering capacity-building grants to help artists strengthen their creative practice and grow its long-term sustainability. In 2021, our capacity-building program will specifically focus on serving artists of color across Massachusetts. Selected artists receive a $1,000 capacity-building grant as well as other resources. Learn more.
Deadline: January 17, 2021
Call to Artists Applications are currently being accepted for the Artist Project, a project of The Community Arts Initiative at the MFA Boston. The Artist Project is a collaboration between an experienced artist, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and twelve after-school community organizations in the Boston area. The MFA provides a stipend of $25,000 to the selected artist and a budget of $5,000 for materials. The Lead Artist works with MFA staff and collections, and is recognized across all exhibition promotional materials including postcards and the MFA website. The Artist should be available for planning starting in August 2021, and art sessions with children starting in September 2021. Learn more.
Deadline: January 22, 2021
Photography Crowdsourcing Project CoastSnap is a network of simple camera mounts at beaches that invite the public to take a photo and upload it to social media, using a specific hashtag. CoastSnap harnesses the power of crowdsourcing to record short- and long-term beach erosion and recovery. Learn more.
Image credit: NASA. Photograph taken on Sept. 12, 1992, launch day of the STS-47 Spacelab-J mission on space shuttle Endeavour. NASA astronaut Mae Jemison waits as her suit technician, Sharon McDougle, performs a unpressurized and pressurized leak check on her spacesuit at the Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center.