New! Mass Cultural Council has partnered with MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program to present a series of free webinars and workshops for artists, Spring and Summer 2021. Learn more and register.
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 April 15, 2021, 4 PM, featuring Maure Aronson, Executive Director at Global Arts Live; Nick Capasso, Executive Director at Fitchburg Art Museum; Arthur Rishi, Co-Executive Director at Boston Landmarks Orchestra; and Lessie Tyson: Community Engagement Coordinator at Boston Landmarks Orchestra.
Studio Museum Artist Residency The Studio Museum Harlem, offers an eleven-month residency for three local, national, or international artists working in any media. Artists receive institutional guidance and professional development, research support, and a stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: April 19, 2021
Public Art Learning Fund New England-based artists may utilize the Public Art Learning Fund (grants range from $500 to $2,000) to pursue specific professional development opportunities to strengthen their own public art practice. Learn more.
Deadline: April 20, 2021
Craft Artist Grants The CERF + Artists Get Ready + COVID Career Resilience Grant awards up to $500 to individual artists working in craft disciplines to carry out activities necessary to safeguard their studios, protect their careers, and prepare for emergencies. Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, People of Color and folk and traditional artists. Learn more.
Deadline: April 21, 2021
Call to Artists The Copley Society is currently accepting entries for their upcoming national show: Connected Land & Sea. The jurying of work and all awards will be made by nationally-recognized master marine artist Donald Demers. Learn more.
Deadline: April 26, 2021
Photographers Photographers working in traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography are encouraged to apply for the Photography Resource Center’s Exposure 2021 exhibition (July 9 – August 20, 2021). Commemorating 25 years of EXPOSURE the PRC will select three artists to receive PRC Choice Awards with the top award of $500 and two additional awards of $250. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Documentary Filmmakers Firelight Media has announced an open call for the William Greaves Fund’s second year. Founded in 2020 to support documentary filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities, the Fund is designed to address structural challenges filmmakers face after producing their first films so that they are able to continue creating stories focused on underrepresented people and topics. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2021
Call to Artists The Northampton Arts Council is looking for artists to submit work for consideration for the Traffic Light Utility Box Mural Program. The Traffic Light Utility Box Mural Program is designed to encourage community pride and beautify the streets of Northampton, Massachusetts. Murals will be installed in public places and must be suitable for viewing by all ages. The Commission anticipates selecting artwork for up to 7 utility boxes and The Northampton Arts Council will fund $350 per utility box, inclusive of all artist’s fees, paints and materials. Learn more.
Deadline: May 3, 2021
Boston Area Dancemakers Residency The Boston Dancemakers Residency supports two Boston-area dance artists who are striving to develop, adapt or reinvent their creative process. Produced through a partnership between Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and Boston Dance Alliance (BDA), the residency serves as a laboratory for ideas that are in the exploratory phase and need dedicated time and space to be fully realized. Virtual info sessions 4/15 and 4/16. Learn more.
Deadline: May 3, 2021
Public Art Residency The Boston Center for the Arts ‘ Public Art Residency program provides studio space and additional professional and creative support for two public art projects on BCA’s campus, one in Summer/Fall 2021, and one in Spring 2022. This process-oriented residency provides an opportunity for artists to experiment with their craft, develop focus, and engage in active public dialogue. We encourage residents to connect with the public not only through the completed artwork, but also throughout the process of developing and realizing the project. Learn more.
Deadline: May 23, 2021
Curatorial Initiative Submit your curatorial proposal for a one-person exhibition to the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA). BCA is now accepting exhibition proposals for a new curatorial initiative 1:1, a series of one person exhibitions to be presented in the Mills Gallery starting summer 2021. Learn more.
Call to Artists Pitch an exhibition for fall 2021 at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA and bring your vision to life. Organize and present a well-curated exhibition of contemporary art from start to finish, with guidance and support from Gallery 263 staff. Open to New England artists of all media types and career levels. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2021
Image credit: Romare Bearden, Empress of the Blues, 1974, acrylic and pencil on paper and printed paper on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in part through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 1996.71.