Of Note: Arts Equity Summit at Hibernian Hall, District Hall, Institute of Contemporary Art and Nonprofit Center, Boston (March 22-24, 2019). The event is a three-day summit and arts-integrated experience examining issues of equity both in, and through, the arts. Tickets sold via donation. Learn more.
Poets Entries are currently being accepted by University of Georgia Press for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a prize of $1,000 and publication for a first book of poetry by a Black poet of African descent. This year’s judge is Evie Shockley. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 75 pages. Learn more.
Deadline: March 29, 2019
Fiction Entries are currently being accepted for the Bosque Fiction Prize for a short story or a novel excerpt by a writer over the age of 40. The winner will receive a prize of $1,000 and publication in Bosque. The juror is Julie Williams. All entries are considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program With the Classical Commissioning Program, Chamber Music America provides grants to member organizations (U.S.-based chamber music presenters and ensembles) to commission and perform new works by American composers. The program supports works scored for 2–10 musicians performing one per part, composed in any of the musical styles associated with contemporary classical music. Commission fees range from $5,000 to $20,000. Learn more.
Deadline: April 5, 2019
Artist Residency The Brookline Arts Center is seeking proposals for an eight-week artist residency in their historic firehouse turned art 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 gallery space. The residency will provide five weeks of artistic development and culminate with a three-week public exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: April 14, 2019
Call for Proposals The Boston Center for the Arts has announced a public call for proposals for their interdisciplinary series Run of the Mills. Now in its fifth season, Run of the Mills sparked from the idea to create space for projects that blur the lines between exhibition, performance, workshop, artist talk and can be staged between exhibitions in the Mills Gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2019
Sculpture Commission The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, VT, seeks artists to design a large-scale portrait bust of Martin Henry Freeman, first African American president of an American college. The marble memorial will become part of the Downtown Rutland Sculpture Trail, a collection of public sculpture planned for completion and placement in this historic Vermont city. The maquette is to be sculpted in clay, to be reproduced in plaster for enlargement and translation to marble. The finished sculpture will be carved at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. Learn more.
Deadline: April 19, 2019
Artist Residency Program Each summer, Gallery 263 offers their 700-square foot space in Cambridge, MA to artists of all media and experience levels (July 8–August 24, 2019). Artists benefit from full access to our space and amenities, participate in critiques or community outreach projects, and conclude their stay with a week-long exhibition. The Residency is a non-live-in, shared opportunity, and is typically awarded to up to four solo artists or one collective. Learn more.
Deadline: April 21, 2019 (11:59 PM)
Call for Entries The Moondance International Film Festival is currently accepting submissions in the following categories: feature and short screenplays, stage plays, short stories, libretti, treatments, animation films, feature and short narrative and documentary films, drone films, radio plays. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Image credit: Photograph of the Boston-born, surf rock pioneer, Dick Dale, playing his Fender guitar at the Middle East music club in Cambridge, MA. Photograph by Mike Burns