Happy 4th of July!
Call for Writers and Illustrators The Center for Responsive Schools is seeking experienced writers and illustrators to help create a series of graphic novels for its new imprint targeted at students in grades K-8. All work will be created on a work-for-hire basis at a competitive flat rate. Please mention in your cover letter that you found this opportunity on the ArtSake blog. Learn more.
Call to Public Artists The Department of Neighborhood Development, Department of Public Works, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, and the Boston Art Commission invite artists to submit conceptual proposals for consideration for a public artwork on Quincy Street or Blue Hill Avenue in the Grove Hall Business District of Dorchester. They hope to commission at least 4-5 projects. They are looking for projects with budgets ranging between $500 and $10,000. All proposed budgets should include artist fees and materials. Learn more.
Deadline: July 9, 2017 at 12 AM (midnight)
Boston-Based Artist Fellowship The City of Boston will offer five fellowship awards, each worth $10,000, in 2017. Must be a city of Boston resident for 3 years. Disciplines include dance, music, theater, visual arts, poetry, fiction writing, interdisciplinary, performance art, and media arts. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2017
Puppetry Festival The Center at West Park, a non-profit performing arts center based in the historic landmark West Park Presbyterian Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, is calling for submissions for OBJECT MOVEMENT, a curated festival and developmental residency for puppeteers and object theater artists. Participants in OBJECT MOVEMENT will develop new work and/or advance existing works-in-progress that address social, political, ethical, and/or philosophical questions through puppetry and object theater, culminating in a spring festival of performances. Participants will meet weekly as a group to share the progress of their pieces and offer feedback. The group is moderated by a curatorial team of puppetry artists and producers. Group meetings will start in September 2017, working toward performances at The Center at West Park in Spring 2018. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Call for Art Gallery 263 in Cambridge, seeks art that’s been made by hands for an exhibition called Handled, celebrating the unrefined, imperfect, and utterly human artworks of today. As digitization, mass production, and commercial manufacturing abound, they invite those artists who choose to embrace the tools they were born with to apply to this juried exhibition. Submit your handmade objects; imperfections, charm, and all. Open to New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) + New York & New Jersey artists of all career stages. Open to all visual and performance media (2D, 3D, time based). While time-based media are accepted, they should directly relate to the theme in some way. Guest juror is Pat Falco. Learn more.
Deadline: July 16, 2017
Artist Residency The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is accepting applications for their Artist Residency at Edgewood Farm. Approximately 6 to 8 artists a month will have uninterrupted time to work in six studios. Residencies are open to writers, painters, printmakers, sculptors, musicians, ceramicists and farmers. Truro Center for the Arts at Edgewood Farm provides an open-studio residency that fosters a dynamic exchange of ideas among peers. It gives artists time to share work and discuss ideas across disciplines. Each participating artist will be required to give a reading or a lecture and gallery exhibition or performance to the Castle Hill community and the general public. Learn more.
Deadline: July 30, 2017
Temporary Public Art The Fort Point Arts Community in Boston is seeking proposals for a temporary work of public art for a floating art installation in conjunction with its annual fall Open Studios event, October 13 -15, 2017. The work will serve to engage the public; highlight the Channel, the Fort Point neighborhood and its creative community; and promote Open Studios. One award of $10,000 for a prominent, temporary work of public art sited in, or making significant use of the Fort Point Channel between the Summer and Congress Street bridges. Learn more.
Deadline: July 30, 2017 (midnight EST)
Call to Artist Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Gallery is accepting entries for the exhibition Breaking Boundaries: Nature’s Textures (September 15 – December 4, 2017). Texture is all around us, interacting with our senses of taste, sight, touch, smell and hearing. How do you perceive the infinite possibilities, variations and the fascinating world of texture? Any medium is acceptable. Entry fee is $15 for up to 5 images in print format only (not matted or framed) for judging purposes only (minimum size 8″x10″). All prints must be labeled on back with contact information, dimensions, title and medium. If selected for the show, all artwork needs to be framed appropriately and ready to hang (meeting quality standards). Provide a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your photos returned. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Submissions can be dropped off in person or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon, MA 02067.
Deadline: August 9, 2017
Watercolors The Monmouth Museum is accepting entries for their juried watercolor exhibition Traditional to Modern. All traditional and modern watercolor media, styles and processes will be considered including inks, gouache, acrylic and mixed media on paper, cotton, rag or fiber. Learn more.
Deadline: August 14, 2017 (midnight EST)
Furniture Fellowship The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship of $25,000 is awarded annually to one artist and is administered by The Society of Arts and Crafts. The fellowship has been designed to help support a talented furniture artist looking to fulfill an apprenticeship, develop his/her own skills, and/or make the transition to independence. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Humanities Project Grants Mass Humanities is accepting applications for Project Grants in the humanities. There are three parts to the project grant online application process. See deadlines chart for specific deadlines for each part of the application process. Submit an online Inquiry form (LOI) six weeks prior to the application deadline. If LOI is approved, submit a draft about three weeks before the final application is due. Learn more.
Deadline: Online Inquiry Form (LOI) due September 18, 2017
Image credit: Photograph of children marching in a Fourth of July parade of their own in the 1960s. (Everett Collection)