Free Theater Workshops Central Square Theater’s Youth Underground workshops are designed for teens and young adults, ages 13-25 – regardless of theater experience. All workshops are totally free to participants. Whether you are just beginning to dip your toes in the world of theater or have been in every school production, these workshops are for you, as we will both introduce and expand theater skills. Sign up here.
MacDowell Fellowship MacDowell encourages artists from all backgrounds and all countries in the following disciplines to apply: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theater, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. Learn more.
Deadline: February 10, 2023
Playwriting Fellowship Central Square Theater is thrilled to continue its year-long paid playwriting fellowship this Spring designed to support and mentor early-career BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ playwrights local to the Greater Boston area. Using investigative theater techniques, the fellow collaborates with individuals ages 13-25 to develop content around topics important to youth and young adults. Learn more.
Deadline: February 12, 2023 at midnight
Financial Education Innovation Fund The Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment is currently accepting The Financial Education Innovation Fund grant program applications for its next round of funding for the 2022-23 school year. The grant program provides funding to public, charter and approved special education schools throughout Massachusetts, to increase financial literacy in schools. A financial education fair is a fun, interactive simulation of saving, spending, and budgeting based on career choices and lifestyle decisions. Student participants choose an occupation and make a variety of financial decisions, ranging from where to live and how to save for retirement to buying a television or owning a pet. Learn more.
Deadline: February 17, 2023
Assets for Artists Presents Free Online Workshop for Artists The Basics of Building a Grant with Yara Liceaga-Rojas, Tuesdays, February 14, 21 & 28, 2023 | 2-4 PM . This is a 3-part introductory-level series. Participants may register for all sessions or select the topic most relevant to them. Grants and other written proposals can feel daunting without a plan. In part one of this workshop, participants will learn about developing an appropriate project for the appropriate funder and where and how to search for opportunities. In part two, Yara will cover the basic building blocks that make up a proposal, including how to get organized, what the review process looks like from the inside, and how to persevere through rejection. The last workshop of the series focuses on a project’s monetary and non-monetary needs and how to build a corresponding proposal budget. Learn more and register.
Mudflat Artist of Color Summer Residency Applications are currently being accepted for the 2023-24 Mudflat Artist of Color Summer Residency. Applicants, at any career stage, to apply for a short term ceramic residency program at Mudflat Pottery School in Somerville, MA. This residency program will be offered during a flexible period within the summer months, with the timeframe to be determined by the resident based on their schedule and residency goals. Applicants will propose how they intend to use this residency program. Mudflat will provide support to candidates to structure the residency to further their artistic career, facilitating mentorship relationships, as desired, within the area(s) of interest. It is our hope that the successful applicant will be in dialogue with the artistic community at Mudflat during this residency program. Learn more.
Deadline: February 25, 2023
National Dance Project Production Grant NDP Production Grants are made to projects led by professional choreographers or companies to support the creation and U.S. touring and/or sharing of a new dance project. Production Grants are awarded to?20 dance projects annually through a competitive two-stage application process. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2023
New England States Touring Roster New England States Touring (NEST) funds performances, readings, and screenings of work by regional, national, and international artists presented by New England-based nonprofit organizations. Learn more.
Deadline: March 3, 2023
Call to Artists Gallery 263 invites artists based in the United States to submit to Hand Me Down, an exhibition that explores how artists document and enlist inherited or cultural materials and objects in their artwork. Hand Me Down is juried by LaiSun Keane, owner of LaiSun Keane gallery. All visual and performance media (2D, 3D, time-based) will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday, March 5, 2023
Call to Artists The Artists Group of Charlestown is accepting entries for the exhibition Light and Shadow: Bringing Artwork To Life, focusing on the behavior of light on subject matter, its shadow, and how this relationship renders depth, dimension and drama as a result. All media, 2D (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography), 3D (Sculpture, Ceramics), and Fiber Arts, are eligible. Any form of representation (realism, abstraction, and everything in between) are eligible. Exhibition Dates: March 31st (opening reception 5:00 – 8:00 PM) – April 16th, 2023. Learn more.
Deadline: March 21, 2023 at midnight
National Endowment for the Arts Research Grants The Reasearch in the Arts funds research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Matching/cost share grants of $20,000 to $100,000 will be awarded. NEA Research Labs funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. Matching/cost share grants of $100,000 to $150,000 will be awarded. The upcoming deadline for both programs is March 27, 2023 Learn more.
Image credit: Two Pheasants on a Snow Bank, Moyama period (1573 – 1615), Painting, Color and gold on paper, 18 3/4 x 14 3/16 in, Japan. From the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection.
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