Participate in Public Performance Art Outside the MFA Now, Speak! is an outdoor installation at the Museum of Fine Arts by Argentinean artist Amalia Pica. The work encourages impromptu performances by all MFA visitors and passersby. Pica’s lectern is an invitation to publicly share voices. On June 14th at 1pm, an original text art piece text called Jayne Telephones, by Boston artist Sarah Rushford will be read. If you’d like to be a reader, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or show up at 1pm at the MFA (Huntington Avenue side) and instructions will be provided. Learn more.
Filmmakers The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (September 18-21, 2014, Palm Springs, CA) is seeking Feature and Short films of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgendered people for a celebration of motion pictures that reflect, inform, enrich, and transform lives. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2014
Call for Participation FIGMENT Boston, a free, inclusive, participatory arts event held on the Rose Kennedy Greenway is seeking artists. Learn more.
Deadline: June 16, 2014
Call to Artists seARTS is inviting artists in the Essex, Gloucester Harbortown and Rocky Neck Cultural Districts to apply for three grants of $1,500 each. Projects in the Rockport Cultural District are not eligible for this round of grants. Questions, contact seARTS at email@example.com or 978-281-1222. Learn more.
Deadline: June 20, 2014
Public Art The Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID) in coordination with the Boston Art Commission, announces a Request for Qualifications for permanent public art work at Doherty-Gibson Park in Dorchester, MA. The goal is to create an original, site-specific, and highly visible work under the intentionally broad theme of “Freedom” to identify Fields Corner as a destination for business and culture, within a budget of $250,000. Learn more. Deadline: June 20, 2014
Of Note: One Word: Plastics!, a free panel discussion about making art with toy cameras. Sunday, June 22, 3-4:30 pm at Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville. Seating limited. Register now.
Public Art RI State Council On the Arts is now accepting request for qualifications for artwork for the University of Rhode Island’s Center For Chemical and Forensic Sciences, (CCFS), and the Center For Biotechnology and Life Sciences, (CBLS). The budget is $458,000. Learn more.
Deadline: June 25, 2014 (5pm)
Filmmakers Roy W. Dean Summer Grant is seeking films that are unique and make a contribution to society; documentaries, shorts, and features are all considered. The winner receives $2,000 cash and close to $30,000 in film goods and services to help complete your project. Each applicant for the grant receives a consultation from Carole Dean, founder of the grant, head of the non-profit film fiscal sponsor From The Heart Productions, and author of the Second Edition of the bestselling- book, “The Art of Film Funding”. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2014
Boston-Area Women Playwrights Our Voices annual festival of Boston area women playwrights is now in its 8th year is accepting short play, monologue, and performance poetry submissions from Boston-area women playwrights for either morning discussion session or evening staged reading session (applicant must select one). Learn more. Deadline: July 1, 2014
Call for Art Artists are invited to submit to the Cape Cod Art Association’s New England themed exhibit. Cash prizes will be awarded to Best of Show, Best New England Landscape and first and second place works. Learn more. Deadline August 1, 2014
Image credit: Photograph of girls on motorcycle from Vintage Everyday.