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 May 13, 2021, 4 PM, featuring Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-chief, Co-founder, Hyperallergic; Luiza deCamargo, Development Officer, Institutional Relations, MFA Boston; and Melissa Cowley Wolf, Founder, MCW Projects LLC, Director, Arts Funders Forum (AFF).
Cultural Emergency Kit Giveaway As part of her Boston Artist-in-Residence project, Erin Genia is working with the city of Boston’s Office of Emergency Management to explore the idea of cultural emergencies, and creatively reframe the language and tools of our current crisis response. She is leading a Cultural Emergency Kit Giveaway, where you can nominate someone who has gone above and beyond during cultural emergencies to receive a kit of wellness and art items. Learn more.
Deadline: Nominations close on May 14, 2021
Artist Grants The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for their Spring 2021 artist grants awards. They are offering 2 grants in the amount of $3,500 and 4 grants in the amount of $1,000. Grants will be awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators. The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. Their aim is to advance artists’ careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility. They accept submissions twice a year via an open call. Learn more.
Deadline: May 18, 2021
Art for Black Lives Artist Residency The A4BL Residency is currently accepting applications. This residency, which is open to Black Trans visual artists working in any medium, provides recipients with a live/work space in Palm Springs for August, a $2,000 unqualified artist stipend, and more. Learn more.
Deadline: May 18, 2021
Call to Artists, Performers The Somerville Arts Council is seeking artists and performers to participate in ArtBeat 2021: Pop! The festival is back; albeit in a smaller form than its traditional model (due to Covid regulations). For this reason, they are not doing a large-scale call for bands, crafts or dance. Instead, they are looking for smaller happenings, roaming performers and installations — activity that will not draw large crowds. Learn more.
Deadline: May 21, 2021
Spacial Justice Grants Do you have a team with ideas for how to reimagine public space in MA? @NEFA_Boston has funds to support Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice ($2-$5k) and Public Art for Spatial Justice ($5-$10k) to foster more just public culture. Learn more.
Deadline: May 24, 2021
2021 Arts Management Apprenticeship Program The Dunamis Arts Management Apprenticeship (AMA) program is seeking Boston-based emerging arts-managers of color. Compensation Stipend of $1,500 for the summer. They can also assist with transportation in the form of bus passes. Responsibilities include but are not limited to organizing Jamaica Plain Porchfest- An event that builds community – across the divides of race, class, culture and immigrant status – through the power of the arts. Learn more.
Deadline: May 29, 2021
Boston Area Artists Funding The Opportunity Fund provides grants of up to $1,000 to support individual artists and local arts events planned by artists. Join us on May 17 at noon for a virtual information session to learn more about the grant and the application process. Learn more.
Deadline: June 4, 2021, at 5 p.m.
Portrait Artist Commission The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), on behalf of Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, is issuing a call for artists for the commission of the official painted portrait of former Governor Gina M. Raimondo. A commission fee of $50,000.00 (Fifty-Thousand Dollars) will be offered, with additional stipends to cover travel, crating and shipping of the finished work, as required. This commission must be complete on or before November, 2022. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2021
Performing Artists Fund Applications are being accepted starting June 1, 2021 for the Sprout Fund. US-based visual and performing artists can apply for direct funds for projects that will be completed within the next 12 months. An initial $50,000 will be awarded in June 2021. Learn more.
Call for Exhibition Proposals Brookline Arts Center’s Annex Gallery and Beacon Street Gallery has announced a call for their 2022 exhibition proposals. They encourage solo artists and groups of all levels to submit their proposal. All exhibitions, receptions and artist talks are free and open to the public. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2021
Documentary Filmmakers The Firelight Media Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship program that supports filmmakers in the United States from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities working on their first or second feature-length documentary film. The Lab provides filmmakers with customized mentorship from prominent leaders in the documentary world, as well as funding, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2021
Call for Artists LexSeeHer seeks to commission the creation of a monument for installation in Lexington, Massachusetts – “The Birthplace of American Liberty” – to honor and make visible the contributions women have made to our community and to this country. Despite facing discrimination based on their gender, women have for centuries been worthy of memorializing. Women have improved the course of history—politically, economically, culturally, socially, and creatively. Learn more.
Request for Qualifications Deadline: June 16, 2021
Upcoming Filmmaking Workshops:
6 Sessions: May 25 – June 29, Tuesdays, 6–8pm — Online via Zoom. Discover your identity as a storyteller and with this hands-on course learn how to research, develop, plan, structure, and script a compelling story. Learn more.
6 Sessions: June 7 – 24, Wednesdays, 6-8pm and Saturdays, 9-12am — Online via Zoom and in person outdoors when weather and COVID guidance allow.
Learn the aesthetic and technical skills needed to construct scenes and stories visually and aurally – whatever genre of filmmaking you are interested in. Learn more.
6 Sessions: August 05 – 19, Mondays and Thursdays, 6–9pm, Online via Zoom.
Learn the principles and techniques of video editing – the backbone of filmmaking. Whatever your interest or desired role in filmmaking, understanding editing is fundamental to your success. Learn more.
Image credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center follow City Lights, 2012 – Flat map. NASA image acquired April 18 – October 23, 2012. This image of the Earth at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite over nine days in April 2012 and thirteen days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits and 2.5 terabytes of data to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth’s land surface and islands.