Call for Plein Air Artists The First Plein Air Paint Festival will be held during Town Day Festivities and within the Winfield Robbins Memorial Garden in Arlington, MA on September 17, 2022, from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Accepted artists will be notified by August 25th. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2022 at 8 PM
Sculptors The Newburyport Art Association invites sculptors to submit works for consideration for the seventh year-long exhibit (10/02/2022 – 08/31/2022) at their Range Lights Community Sculpture Garden in Newburyport, Massachusetts. A $50 stipend per sculpture will be provided to help offset installation expenses. Sculptures must be available for purchase, weather resistant, and not a safety hazard as the Sculpture Garden is an interactive exhibit. No submission fee. Further info, call 978-465-8769.
Deadline: August 19, 2022
Call to Artists Artists and photographers are invited to submit original artwork for acceptance to the Small Stones Festival of the Arts, a juried art show. Categories include Fine Arts Photography and Fine Art Painting & Drawing. Each category prizes include: First: $500; Second: $250; and Third: $100. Six prestigious jurors will select prizewinners among the accepted entries. Submission deadline occurs when entries reach 500. Questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Of Note Wild Rumpus (August 11-13, 2022) is an invitation for Boston of to join a joyous gathering at The Steps at Downtown Crossing. Hosted by the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), in collaboration with New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and Downtown Boston BID, Wild Rumpus is curated by a multi-racial team of local artists with the intentions of centering joy and creative expression across communities of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in the heart of Downtown Boston. In collaboration with over 30 artists, each day will offer a dimension of collective nourishment, imagination building, and play in public. Learn more.
Of Note Artist Appreciation August presented by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Mass Cultural Council, sharing resources for artists and entrepreneurs to help you take the next step as a creative entrepreneur. Learn about SBA programs and funding as well as grant opportunities and support from the Mass Cultural Council. Please note that this session is for artists and entrepreneurs located in Massachusetts, as the resources are specific to the state. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 1-2 p.m. Register via Eventbrite.
Fund for South Asian, LGBTQIA+ Filmmakers Starting at the height of the pandemic in 2020, Tasveer Film Fund was one of the first funds in the US solely dedicated to supporting South Asian filmmakers. Winners receive a monetary grant and year-long mentorship. With partial support from Netflix, Tasveer has expanded the program to support short film, documentary, and LGBTQIA+ short film projects. Learn more.
Deadline: August 25, 2022
Call for Muralists The Chelsea Prospers, the City of Chelsea’s initiative for neighborhood vitality, announces new opportunities for creative engagement to enliven walls across the city. This project includes four sites for painted murals. A fifth involves painting jersey barriers with a companion installation affixed to the existing chainlink fence. A variety of materials and creative approaches to the fence are welcomed such as mesh banners, weaving, and sculpture. Since 2017, Chelsea Prospers facilitates events, public art and human-centered infrastructure projects in the City of Chelsea, with the goal of weaving community connections and healthier, happier and more prosperous City. Learn more.
Deadline: August 29, 2022 at 9:00 am
Leaders of Color The National Leaders of Color Fellowship (LoCF) program is a strategic leadership development program for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) leaders who are committed to the advancement of cultural equity in the arts. Using a cohort structure, the program emphasizes experiential learning, community building, and service to the field. This is an all-expenses-paid, 8-month fellowship to be held online from October 2022–May 2023. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2022, 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Playwrights and Dramaturgs Company One Theatre’s PlayLab Circuit Volt Lab initiative aims to help early career playwrights and dramaturgs build strong peer relationships, forming a cohort of civically-engaged, antiracist new play makers who can change the Boston theatre ecology through shared values and vocabularies. The Volt Lab provides mentorship opportunities for emerging playwrights and dramaturgs to practice and enhance their craft while actively engaging with Company One’s mainstage programming. Learn more.
Deadline: September 6, 2022
Launching Next Week: Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Individuals are unrestricted $5,000 grants to creatives and gig workers to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and set a path for growth. Read the program guidelines. Key dates for this program include:
Application opens: August 15, 2022
Information sessions: August 23 and October 6, 2022
Application deadline: November 1, 2022
Public Art Commission The University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center has announced a new public art commission. The budget for the artwork is $360,000. Opened in 1968, URI’s Fine Arts Center is an example of the Brutalist style of architecture. The building houses the Fine Arts, Music and Theatre departments. The building serves more than 5,000 students per year and welcomes over 50,000 attendees annually in attendance at concerts, plays, gallery exhibitions and openings. Long-anticipated renovations are scheduled to begin in 2022, with construction expected to be complete by 2025. This call is open to all professional artists. Students are excluded. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2022
Image credit: Standing figurine holding an animal (dog?), 300 BC to AD 300, Mesoamerica, West Mexico, Colima or Jalisco state, possibly Tuxcacueso-Ortices municipality, ceramic and pigment, 6 5/16 x 3 1/8 in. From the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.