Poetry Chapbook Prize The Center for Book Arts offers a prize of $500 and letterpress publication for a poetry chapbook. The winner will also receive 10 copies of their chapbook and a reading with the contest judge at the Center for Book Arts in New York City in fall 2023, and a free weeklong residency at Millay Arts in Austerlitz, New York, for their Wintertide Rustic Retreat. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2022
Fine Arts Work Center Writing Fellowship Applications are open for the 2022-23 Fine Arts Work Center Writing Fellowship, the only residency program in the United States of America offering writers and artists seven months of uninterrupted time and space to focus on their work. Fellowships include lodging in Provincetown, Massachusetts and a modest monthly stipend, as well as the opportunity to give one public reading, and to meet with a series of visiting writers throughout the Fellowship season. Past writing fellows include Nobel prize winner and poet Louise Glück; Pulitzer prize winners Tyehimba Jess, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Viet Thanh Nguyen; National Book Critics Circle Award winner Ada Limón; and many others. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2021
Call to Indigenous Artists The Mass Audubon invites local, Indigenous artists to submit interest applications for consideration to design a structural, elemental art installation to be featured at one or more Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries. The artwork is intended to spotlight, honor, and celebrate Indigenous relationships with nature and the land of Massachusetts and/or New England. At this time, Mass Audubon has received funding from the Mass Cultural Council to pay an artist for conceptual and final designs. Once an artist is selected from the pool of interested applicants, Mass Audubon will pay $2,500 for conceptual drawings and another $2,500 for a final design. Mass Audubon is currently seeking funding for the fabrication and installation of the artwork. When funding for the installation is secured, the selected artist will have the opportunity to fabricate and install the final artwork. Learn more.
Seeking RFPs Mass Cultural Council is seeking Disability, Access & Inclusion Consulting Services to help us develop a comprehensive multiple-year Disability Access and Inclusion Plan. Project budget: $55K – $75K. Learn more.
Proposals due: December 23, 2022
Artist Grants The Puffin Foundation provides grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities, and to emerging artists with work addressing environmental, social justice, civil rights, and other contemporary issues. They are accepting new proposals in the genres of theater, video/film, and climate/environmental art. Average grants are approximately $1,250; the maximum grant size is $2,500. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2022
LGBT Filmmakers WICKED QUEER, the Boston LGBT Film Festival is the fourth oldest LGBT film festival in North America and it is largest LGBT media event in New England is accepting entries. Founded in 1984 by film programmer George Mansour, the festival has been hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since the early nineties. In 2009 the festival expanded to include screenings at the Brattle Theatre in iconic Harvard Square, Cambridge, the Fenway Health Center on Boylston Street in Boston, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Our mission is to build community and to celebrate Queer storytelling and filmmaking through the uplifting of voices and stories not yet heard and to present and preserve the vibrancy of our histories. In 2021 the festival virtually screened over 149 films in 45 programs across throughout the month of April. The festival holds Juried awards for Best Feature, Narrative and Best Feature, Documentary. We also have audience awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Feature Documentary, and Best in Show Short Film. Learn more.
Deadline: January 2, 2023 (late)
Call for Artists Applications are open for the SculptureNow Exhibition 2023 scheduled for June 1st – October 21st, 2023 at The Mount in Lenox, MA. Existing and/or new sculptures may be proposed for consideration. Innovative and interactive works are encouraged. There is no exhibition theme and no application fee. Up to 25 sculptures may be selected for the show. The exhibition will include both invited and juried sculptors. A $1,000 honorarium will be provided to each artist accepted for the exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: January 9, 2023
Translation Project Grants Through fellowships to published translators, the National Endowment for the Arts supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. Grants are up to $25,000. Award amounts are determined by the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more.
Deadline: January 12, 2023
New England Nonfiction Filmmakers LEF New England is now accepting submissions for Moving Image Fund grants from New England-based filmmakers making feature-length (40+ minute) non-fiction film projects. This program cycle accepts applications for Production grants of $15,000; and Post-production grants of $25,000 (Post-production applications are only open to projects that have received prior LEF funding). Learn more.
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: January 20, 2023
Image credit: Abbott Handerson Thayer, born Boston, MA 1849-died Dublin, NH 1921, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly, ca. 1900, watercolor, gouache, chalk, and pencil on paperboard, 20 1/8 x 16 3/8 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection.