Creative Economy Workshop Series Attend free virtual workshops from Massachusetts College of Art and Design on a variety of subjects related to successfully running a small creative business. Coming up are workshops on grants and proposals for artists. Learn more.
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 February 11, 2021, 4 PM, featuring Cybele Maylone, Executive Director, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT; Eric Nelson, Client Development Officer, TRG Arts (Target Resource Group), CO; and Megan Millman Lasiter, Community Engagement Manager, The Clay Studio, PA.
Call to Fenway Artists Fenway CDC is looking for an artist to design and paint the Fenway Little Free Library, to be installed in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston this spring. Submit your design ideas for the little library’s pre-assembled structure. Preference for artists who live, work, or study in the Fenway; stipend is provided for the selected artist; cost of paint and supplies will be covered. Learn more. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Deadline: February 26, 2021
Artist Residency The Pao Arts Center’s 2021 Residence Lab Application is now open. Residence Lab is a partnership between BCNC’s Pao Arts Center and Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) to empower and train artists and residents to collectively preserve the Chinatown community through creative and artistic space activation. Through site-specific installations, Residence Lab will activate underutilized public/third spaces in Chinatown, transforming these sites into tools for public stories that uplift the narratives, culture, and character of Boston’s Chinatown. Selected Artists and Artist teams will be notified via email by the week of March 29th. For more information, contact: Leslie Condon, Program Manager at 617-635-5129 x 2017 or Leslie.Condon@bcnc.net.
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Deadline: February 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM
Artist Residencies The historic brick floor, stunning copper dome, and skylight in Boston Center for the Arts’ Cyclorama have set the stage for hundreds of Boston’s most innovative events. The BCA is offering five five-day residencies to individuals and small groups of artists to create a site-responsive work in the historic space. The residency includes video documentation of the process that will be shared with audiences. The work can be performative and/or visual in nature and is meant to activate artists, audiences, and the BCA’s spaces. Although residents can focus on the presentation of a completed piece, the intention of the ACTivate Residency is to open up space for deep exploration of an idea or concept over the course of the residency. ACTivate is open to self-identified BIPOC visual, performing, and interdisciplinary artists and their collaborators. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Artist Grants Creative Capital helps visionary artists in all disciplines build thriving careers, and every year we review applications from artists ready to take the next step in their creative practices. The selected artists receive the Creative Capital Award, which includes up to $50,000 in funding for bold new projects, as well as a wide range of counsel, career development, and networking opportunities to make their work come to life. Artists can submit their project ideas through a free application, open now through . This application is designed to identify artists working at the forefront of their fields with questions regarding intention, impact, timeliness, and capacity. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2021 at 4pm
Textile-Based Art The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton has issued an open call to artists for the exhibition Peacework 2020: Racial Justice Through Protest and Handwork. Artists, crafters, and makers throughout the U.S. working in the traditional fiber arts, including those working with yarn, embroidery, cross-stitch, quilting, felting, rug hooking, paper, basketry, and other fiber media, are encouraged to apply. Crafters of color, Black crafters, and those from self-identified marginalized backgrounds and communities are especially encouraged to submit their work. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Studio Residency The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) cross- and multidisciplinary studio residency program is designed to foster and support access, equity and experimentation in the arts and in new art being created in Boston. The program provides selected artists with work-only studio space and access to a roster of programs and professional support geared towards nurturing a vibrant and diverse community of artists in Boston. BCA Studio Residency welcomes applicants working in all media, including artists with community-based public art practices, artists interested in further developing curatorial skills and projects, and artists with movement- or performance-based practices. Learn more.
Deadline: March 7, 2021 at 9pm
Call to Artists The Cambridge Art Association (CAA) invites artists living and working in the United States to submit artwork to our 2021 National Prize Show, juried by Alice Gray Stites, the Museum Director and Chief Curator at 21c Museum Hotels. This exhibition will be featured online and in-person at CAA’s Kathryn Schultz Gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: March 14, 2021 at 11:59 EST
Performing Artists The New England States Touring (NEST) funds the presentation of regional, national, and international artists presented by New England-based nonprofit organizations. Learn more.
Deadline Extended: March 15, 2021
Call to Artists Brush Art Gallery & Studios and Lowell National Historical Park announced their call for entries for a juried exhibition on the theme “What does community look like to you?” ‘Community’ will showcase artists at any stage in their careers and from across the United States. Those interested in exhibiting are invited to submit up to 3 images for consideration. Six hundred dollars in prizes will be awarded. Learn more.
Deadline: March 26, 2021 at 11:59 pm
Research Grants in the Arts Guidelines are now available for two funding programs offered through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis: Research Grants in the Arts funds research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Matching/cost share grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded. And NEA Research Labs funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. Matching/cost share cooperative agreements of up to $150,000 will be awarded. Learn more. Questions should be directed to the Office of Research & Analysis staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: March 29, 2021
Artist Residency Proposals The Brookline Arts Center is seeking proposals for a 12-week artist residency in their historic firehouse turned arts center in Brookline, MA. One dynamic solo artist or small collaborative group will have the opportunity to experiment and grow their body of work with the support of the BAC. Artist(s) selected will design, create and exhibit an installation or series of work in their unique gallery space. The residency will provide six weeks of artistic development and culminate with a six-week public exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2021
Photographers The Photographic Resource Center is accepting entries for their juried show EXPOSURE 2021: The 25th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition with juror Kris Graves, artist and publisher of Kris Graves Projects. Entries are now being accepted and photographers working in a broad range of exhibition-ready bodies of work are encouraged to apply, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Image credit: Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross of the Supremes on stage, 1960s. From the E. Azalia Hackley Collection at the Detroit Public Library.