Of Note: Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship applications are now available for Drawing & Printmaking, Poetry, and Traditional Arts. Fellowship awards are $15,000 each and finalists receive $1,500. Learn more.
Deadline: October 7, 2019
Local Cultural Council Project Grants Artists can apply for Local Cultural Council Grants. The Local Cultural Councils serve every city and town in Massachusetts and they offer grants to projects benefiting their community. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Public Art Commission Apply for Cambridge’s Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Public Art Project. “The right of the citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” The City of Cambridge invites artists to submit qualifications for a $300,000 public art commission to commemorate the passage, in August 1920, of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. It granted the right to vote for women and resulted in the largest one-time addition to the American electorate, yet also left most women of color without access to the ballot box. A successful project will acknowledge the amendment’s complex history, its ongoing work in the shaping of American democracy, and the role of Cambridge women in the women’s suffrage movement. Three or four finalists will be selected by an art jury and paid to develop concept proposals for a permanent installation in Cambridge. Learn more.
Deadline: September, 30, 2019
Call to Artists The Mosesian Center for the Arts is currently accepting entries for their exhibition, We The People. The MCA seeks artwork in all forms and mediums that addresses concepts of personal identity, migration, national identity, heritage, and race. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Artist Residency The Cultural Center in New York Mills Minnesota, is now accepting applications for Art Residencies starting January 2020 through the end of June 2020. Writers, poets, visual artists, musicians, dancers, film makers, actors, etc., are all invited to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: October 4 2019
Emerging Studio Artist Fellowship The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Emerging Studio Artist Fellowship seeks to support the early professional careers of two emerging visual artists from January to June 2020. Selected artists take complementary Studio Art Classes at the MFA, work one-on-one with a mentor and receive a free one-year membership. Must be between the ages of 25-45; resides in Boston; Artists will be considered based on their creative ability and promise with a focus on diversity and economic need. Application, resume, artist statement, short essay introducing their work and why the fellowship would be beneficial, five to ten examples of work, and a letter of recommendation. Learn more.
Deadline: October 14, 2019
Dance Documentation Initiative The Boston Center for the Arts has launched a Dance Documentation Initiative – a subsidized video documentation program. This will provide artists with an opportunity to adapt their work for the camera, working with the documentation team to create specific light and sound settings in an affordable and schedule-friendly environment. Eligibility: Movement artists at any level of their career are welcome to bring dance works at any stage of creation to be filmed. However, this initiative is first come, first served. Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Public Art The Jamestown Arts Center is currently accepting applications for its 2020 exhibition, the Outdoor Arts Experience. They are seeking sculptures and installations for its inaugural Outdoor Arts Experience, 2020. They encourage entries in the following categories: impact/larger scale, moderate/intimate scale, intentionally functional, and all other forms of public art including but not limited to installation, new media, temporal, participatory, environmental, and mural. Questions, contact project manager Molly Dickinson. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Filmmakers The Independent Film Festival of Boston is accepting entries for its 2020 event (April 24-April 29, 2020). Submit feature-length and/or short subject in Narrative, Documentary, Animation, and Experimental. Learn more.
Regular Deadline: November 15, 2019
Late Deadline: December 6, 2019
Extended Deadline: December 27, 2020
Of Note: Register to Vote in Massachusetts.
Image credit: Klaus Littmann’s FOR FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature (2019) in Wörthersee Stadium is lit by floodlights after dark (photo by Gerhard Maurer)