CERF+ The Artists Safety Net on helping Ukrainian Artists: Specific to the arts community, Artists at Risk is providing emergency resources, including relocation, housing, work space, and legal aid for Ukrainian artists and cultural workers. The Art Newspaper provides information on additional initiatives to help Ukrainian artists as well as how you can help. In addition, Yuliya Makliuk, a potter from Ukraine, shares her firsthand experience with Ceramics Now of fleeing her home due to the Russian attacks on Kyiv. Read about her experience and her advice on how to help ceramic artists in Ukraine here.- They are also including a list of additional humanitarian funds:
• The State Department’s Ukraine Humanitarian Fund, in partnership with GoFundMe
• Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights: Ukraine Response Fund
• A comprehensive list of Response Funds, listed by the Council on Foundations
They have heard from many in our community who want to know how to help, and they will continue to add these resources as the weeks progress. If you have any other resources you would like to share with them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film Editing Fellowships The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is a year-long group mentorship program for assistant, associate, and emerging documentary film editors from historically underrepresented backgrounds and experiences. Now entering its second decade, the fellowship was created to honor the memory of an incredible editor, mentor and friend – Karen Schmeer. Learn more.
Deadline: March 20, 2022
Call for Performers Concerts in the Common, free outdoor entertainment series, June 15–October 26, 2022. Brighton Main Streets and the Harvard Ed Portal are jointly hiring family-oriented musical acts and stage performers to perform a 75-90 minute outdoor show at the Brighton Farmers Market on select Wednesday afternoons from June–October. These free family-friendly concerts present an eclectic soundscape of live music and can include acoustic or amplified music, dance, storytelling, and/or educational entertainment. We are actively seeking a wide array of genres, from Children’s music to hip hop, acapella, funk, or mariachi—surprise us! Performances are held twice a month at 4:30pm and take place at Brighton Common, a pocket park across from the Brighton Library with a large outdoor stage. For more information, please visit the Harvard Ed Portal website. Presented in partnership with the Brighton Farmers Market and the Allston-Brighton Health Collaborative.
Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022 at midnight
Creative Capital Art and Culture Grants Creative Capital is pleased to announce “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” – the one-time theme for their next grant cycle in 2023/2024. They invite artists to propose experimental, risk-taking projects in the performing arts, technology, literature, visual arts, and moving image, which push boundaries formally and thematically, and/or venture into wild, out-there, never-before-seen concepts and future universes real or imagined. Ultimately they seek proposals for groundbreaking new work – including, but not limited to, work that attends to the many relationships between social, economic and environmental justice, and advances the global dialogue around critical issues impacting the sustainability of artists, our communities, our planet, and beyond. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2022
Call for Art: Re-imagining Relations: Unsettling Time and Place Entries are being accepted for artwork that seeks to unsettle colonial and capitalist notions of time and place, such as that of the militarized nation-state border, the working week, and the repeating amnesia and rediscovery of racial violence. How can we reimagine a new world where we center diasporic and Indigenous ways of knowing and relating to each other and to our planetary commons? We encourage all artists to interpret these questions broadly. Hosted by the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, this exhibition will take place on the Tufts’ Medford campus. Priority will be given to artists from Tufts’ neighboring communities of Somerville, Medford, the neighborhoods of Chinatown and Fenway in Boston, and to Tufts community members as well. The opening event for the exhibition will be on the evening of Thursday, April 21, 2022, and the curated exhibit will be open to the public starting from then. Closing date and details are soon to be finalized and will be communicated to artists upon acceptance. Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2022
MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists Workshops
Portfolio Power / The Artist Portfolio with Anabel Vázquez Rodríquez
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 2-4 p.m. | For Massachusetts
Level Up Your Virtual Presence with Todd Reynolds
Friday, April 8, 2022 | 2-4 p.m. | For Essex County, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, & Connecticut
Instagram Basics: Build a Following, Increase Engagement, and Understand Analytics with Francesca Olsen NEW OFFERING!
Thursday, April 14, 2022, 2-4 p.m. | For Rhode Island & Connecticut
Taking Collective Action to Build Community and Fight Racism with Daniel Park & Deen Rawlins-Harris
April 13, 23, 27 & May 4, 2022 | For Massachusetts
Learn more for details and registration information for these free workshops
Call for Muralist The City of Pawtucket, RI is seeking qualifications from visual artists in association with our 2022 Pleasant Street Mural Project, made possible in part by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Pleasant Street is approximately 1.4 miles in length, and runs in parallel to the Blackstone River from downtown Pawtucket to the City of Providence. This roadway corridor serves as a gateway into and out of downtown Pawtucket. Although this route experiences predominately vehicular traffic, the City of Pawtucket expects a significant increase in pedestrian activity in this area as a result of the ongoing Tidewater Landing development project. The northernmost portion of Pleasant Street includes a large concrete retaining wall that is highly visible and ideal for public artwork. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2022
Call to Artists The Cape Cod Museum of Art is accepting entries for their exhibition All the World’s a Stage. This International Exhibition will be “Center Stage” at the Cape Cod Museum of Art opening unlimited interpretations to all visual artists! Explore the possibilities of expressing theater, dance and music through your artwork. Take inspiration from a specific performance or performer. Use kinetic artwork, embracing movement and time. A more politically minded artwork might depict or respond to today’s world stage. Or, on a more personal level, how does performance find its way into religious, familial, social and romantic life. Learn more.
Deadline: April 24, 2022
Call to Artists The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Spring 2022 artist grants. They are offering 2 grants of $3,500 and 4 grants of $1,000 ($11,000 USD total prize money). All media eligible. Jurors: Jody Graf, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1 and Pamela Meadows, Curator, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Additional exposure is available via our online Journal and Instagram feed reaching 63k. Learn more to apply. Apply at
Deadline: May 17, 2022
Art and Technology The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Continuing Education at Tufts University is offering artists the opportunity to advance their skills at the intersection of art and technology. The online Virtual Reality Certificate brings the world of immersive experience design to those interested in our increasingly virtual world. Students will find a balance of technical instruction and aesthetic design fundamentals to give them the skills they need to integrate VR into their careers. Learn more.
Image credit: Bertha E. Perrie, watercolor on paper mounted on paperboard, 5 3/8 x 4 7/8 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Library of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.