Register to Vote. The November State Election voter registration deadline is October 24, 2020
Racial Equity Listening Session Join the Mass Cultural Council in a Racial Equity Listening Session taking place Sept. 22, 2020 9-10:30am; Sept. 24, 2020 5-6:30pm; Sept. 29, 2020 1-2:30pm; Oct. 1, 2020 9-10:30am. Registration is required.
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 September 24, 2020, 4 PM, featuring Ruth Erickson, Mannion Family Curator at Institute of Contemporary Art Boston; Dina Deitsch, Director and Chief Curator of the Tufts University Art Galleries; and Marlon Forrester, Professional Artist/ Art Educator, Visual Arts Instructor, Boston Public Schools.
Pottery Tour The 14th Annual Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour & Sale Online, September 26 & 27, opens at 10am. For the last 13 years, 9 local potters have opened their studios and kilns to the public for the popular Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour & Sale. This year, due to the pandemic, Hilltown 6 members and 20 guest artists will offer their wares for purchase online, with several studios offering scheduled onsite or virtual visits during the weekend, by appointment only. In addition, educational demonstrations will take place in video format going live throughout the weekend.
Choreographers The New England Dance Fund awards small, catalytic grants to New England-based choreographers of all genres and backgrounds who identify an opportunity that will advance their careers in dance. Through the New England Dance Fund, NEFA will award grants of $500 to $1,000 directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance. Learn more.
September 29, 2020
Queer Sci-Fi Flash Fiction Fourteen Hills is currently accepting entries for their Queer Sci-Fi Flash Fiction publication. They are accepting up to 3 works of flash fiction (1000 word maximum per piece). Writers may submit only once per submission period. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Writers CutBank Literary Magazine is seeking interesting, compelling fiction and nonfiction prose – in 750 words or fewer for their Big Sky, Small Prose – Flash Contest. Lyric essays, prose poems, short essays, vignettes – send us your best, most dazzling short form prose. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2020
Poets Submissions are currently being accepted for the annual Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize. Entries of at least 48 typed pages of original poetry must be submitted electronically during the month of September. The submitter’s name or other identifying information should appear only on a separate cover page and not within the document. All manuscripts will be read and judged anonymously. Manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Some or all of the poems in the collection may have appeared in periodicals, chapbooks, or anthologies, but these must be identified in an acknowledgments page. The winner of The Journal’s Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize will receive publication by Mad Creek Books and $2,500. Learn more.
Deadline: October 3, 2020
Western MA Artists Artists that live in western Mass are invited to contribute your original art to the 2020 Virtual Hosmer Gallery. While the library building is closed, they’re inviting the community to participate in an online art exhibit. send up to 3 images through the Virtual Hosmer Gallery Submission Form.
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Of Note: Co-presented by Arts Extension Service, the Creative Women Leading Climate Action Symposium, 2020-2021 History Department Feinberg Series “Planet on a Precipice,” and Partners. Spanish interpretation and closed captioning available. Audiorecording on SoundCloud. Creative Women Leading Climate Action (CWLCA) is a virtual symposium and event series highlighting artists and arts professionals creatively responding to climate change. CWLCA is presented by the UMass Arts Extension Service, Augusta Savage Gallery, Women of Color Leadership Network, College of Humanities and Fine Arts Advising and Career Center, Department of History Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of Theater, and UMass Amherst Center at Springfield with support from Women for UMass Amherst, UMass Sustainability Innovation and Engagement Fund, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Arts Extension Service’s Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative. Keynote Lecture by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6 p.m. Free. Online. Open to All. Learn More & Register for the CWLCA Symposium.
Image: Black and white photograph of Celtics great Bill Russell and his coach Red Auerbach in the showers celebrating a victory.