Call to Artists The Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL is a festival exploring the odd, ordinary, and ingenious in the spectacle of daily life. Artists working across disciplines may submit proposed projects. Taking place October 1-10, 2011, along 14th St. from Ave. C to the Hudson River in New York City, AiOP seeks proposals that subtly disrupt the procedures of the everyday or emphasize the ritualistic character of small gestures or acts in both religious and secular life, to establish temporary moments of ecstatic contemplation in the public realm. Learn more.
Proposal Deadline: May 8, 2011
Playwrights The John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award, sponsored by The New England Theatre Conference is now accepting applications. The award is intended to foster new playwrights with two cash awards: $1,000 for first prize; $500 for second prize. Submit full-length scripts; no musicals. Script must not have been professionally produced or be under option for publication or professional production. Read more. Questions: 617-851-8535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: April 15, 2011
Financial Assistance for Business/Housing Assets for Artists, a collaborative program aimed at helping artists throughout Massachusetts who wish to strengthen their creative businesses or become home-owners, is inviting new applications for 2011. Grants of up to $4,000 for first-time home buyers and $1,500 for those making business-related investments will be available for “low- to moderate-income” artists. All disciplines encouraged to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: April 21, 2011
Photography Applications are now being accepted for the Photographic Resource Center’s juried competition EXPOSURE 2011. Awards will include exhibition, publication, and $500 cash. This year’s juror is Whitney Johnston, picture editor for The New Yorker. PRC’s executive director Glenn Ruga and curator George Slade will also select awards for publication in the PRC magazine Loupe and for inclusion in NEO, a monthly on-line showcase of work by regional PRC members.
Deadline: April 22, 2011
National Park Artist-in-Residence Exhibition The National Park Service is now accepting applications from artists who have in the past participated as an artist-in-residence in a National Park (park, historic site, national monument, lakeshore, etc.) for an online multimedia exhibition. Contact Kerrie Bellisario at NPSairexhibit@gmail.com or 508-863-0970. Learn more.
Deadline: May 7, 2011
Filmmakers Urbanworld Film Festival is seeking films with urban content in the following categories: Feature, Documentary Feature, Short, Documentary Short, and Screenplay. They are dedicated to redefining the role of multicultural constituents in contemporary cinema by supporting the development and success of the urban filmmaking community. Presented by BET Networks (September 14-18, 2011, New York, NY)Questions: 310-488-6062 or Brittany.email@example.com.
Deadline: May 3, 2011 (early), June 17, 2011 (regular), July 1, 2011 (late), July 8, 2011 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
Image credit: Courtesy of Art in Odd Places (AIOP). Photograph by Paul Notzold.