“Books are a form of political action. Books are knowledge. Books are reflection. Books change your mind.” Toni Morrison
Filmmakers The CrossCurrents Fund supports interactive, short, or feature-length documentary projects made by filmmakers from, and telling the stories of, underrepresented and marginalized communities from around the world. Project funding support will include $10,000 CAD for one short or interactive film and up to $30,000 CAD for up to three feature films. Learn more.
Deadline: August 21, 2019
Proposals for Writers Conference Want to lead a session at GrubStreet’s 2020 Muse and the Marketplace Conference? Writers, authors, literary agents, editors, and publishing experts are encouraged to apply to present at the conference, taking place April 3-5, 2020 in Boston, MA. The conference is seeking innovative, rigorous, and fascinating sessions on topics of the “Muse” (the craft of fiction and/or nonfiction) and the “Marketplace” (elements of publishing). All Muse presenters enjoy tuition-free conference sessions, keynotes, special events, a small honorarium, and more. Learn more.
Deadline: September 3, 2019, 11:59 PM ET
Call to Artists The Concord Center for the Visual Arts has announced their 20th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition. Open to all artists and all media accepted (2D, 3D and video). Work must have been completed within the last three years and not previously shown at Concord Art. Learn more.
Drop Off: Wednesday, September 4, 10am-7pm; Thursday, September 5, 10am-4pm (All work must be submitted in person for jurying)
Call to Artists Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority invite artists to submit proposals for the 26th round of Art on the Marquee at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This 80-foot-tall Marquee offers more than 3,000 square feet of display area on 7 screens, providing full-motion video. We are looking for ten 30-second videos, animations or computer generated work, using the entire Marquee in colorful and creative ways. The Marquee is viewed by more than 100,000 pedestrians and motorists from 7am to 10pm daily. It is visible for half a mile in many directions, and is seen by traffic on Summer, D, and Congress Streets as well as from the surrounding hotels, office buildings and the Seaport World Trade Center. Artists are awarded $500 for selected videos. Eligibility is limited to artists and artist teams who reside in Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: September 8, 2019 (midnight)
Dance Travel Fund The National Dance Project Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for U.S. based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors or for current NDP artist grantees to connect in person to explore feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works. Learn more.
Printmakers The Monotype Guild of New England invites members in good standing to submit up to four 2-D or 3-D monotypes or monoprints for an exhibition at the Chester Gallery of Art at New England College in Henniker, NH. Every artist entering will have at least one print in this exhibition. For the first time, we will be encouraging collaborative prints. Learn more.
Deadline: September 18, 2019
Call to Artists Entries are currently being accepted for exhibitions at the Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library in Amherst. The Burnett Gallery monthly exhibits display the work of community artists and crafts people who exhibit a variety of media, styles, and viewpoints, and levels of artistic experience. Burnett Gallery openings are a stop on Amherst’s First Thursdays Arts Night Plus. Individuals or groups from Amherst and the surrounding towns may submit an application online or print and complete an application to be mailed to the library. Learn more. Questions, contact: Elisa Campbell.
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Call to Artists Entries are currently being accepted for the 11th Open Juried Art Show at the Agawam Public Library. Five Categories: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Other Media. A total of 27 awards. Jurors/Judges: Maureen Cotti and Matthew Mattingly. Learn more.
Deadline: November 2, 2019
Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Learn more.
Image Credit: Photo portrait by Bert Andrews of Toni Morrison for the first-edition back cover of her debut novel, The Bluest Eye (1970).