Of Note: Assets for Artists has free online workshops for artists. Go here for the complete list with full program descriptions and registration links. Upcoming workshops include: Crowdfunding for Artist Projects with Laura Christensen (Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM); Navigating Housing & Studio Spaces for Artists: Know Your Rights and Resources with Ngoc-Tran Vu and expert guest speakers (Wednesdays, May 19, June 23, July 21, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM); Making a Plan in a Time of Uncertainty with Laura Baring-Gould (Thursdays, May 20 & 27, 2021 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM, this is a two-part workshops experience).
Call to Artists UpNext is partnering with Newton and Needham to launch Project: Pop-Up—a new initiative offering founders with fresh ideas access to premium space to experiment and expand their concepts this summer. They will activate up to eight vacant storefronts across the region this summer and are looking for local artists to fill the wall space, completing the retail experience. Learn more.
Deadline: May 10, 2021
Art Business Accelerator Grant Open to both emerging and established artists, Artwork Archive’s Art Business Accelerator distributes unrestricted funds to invest in your art business, as well as six weeks of self-guided online educational resources that increase business skills, economic proficiency, marketing knowledge, and more. Recipients receive funding and expert guidance in order to make the growth process easier, to gain confidence, and establish a solid business foundation for their art practice. Learn more.
Deadline: May 14, 2021
Call for Short Films The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is accepting entries for Reel Art, a call for short films. Learn more.
Deadline: May 14, 2021
Call to Artists The Hopkinton Cultural Council is seeking artists to extend and grow the Celebration of Diversity mural, located on the wooden fence leading to EMC Park. For more information or to submit sample images, email email@example.com or call 617-461-9659.
Deadline: May 15, 2021
Cape Cod Playwrights The 2021 Kaplan Playwright competition is now accepting submissions. The New Playwrights, New Plays Competition encourages and stimulates the writing and production of new full-length plays by Cape and Island writers. The Competition is sponsored by Eventide Theatre Company, a Cape Cod non-profit organization devoted to producing stimulating theatre for the purpose of inspiring thought and debate and showcasing the work of local artists. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Call for Curator The Kris Waldman Curator-In-Residence Exhibit seeks to support an annual Curator-In-Residence program at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Through a competitive proposal process, one individual or team will be chosen to curate a group art show centered on diversity and inclusion. Must include an educational component. $1,000 stipend. Jurors include Ponnapa Prakkamakul, Jamaal Eversley, and Sarah Alexander. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2021, 5pm
Feature Length Documentary Filmmakers The LEF Moving Image Fund is now accepting applications for its 2021 Early Development and Pre-Production grants. LEF grants are open to New England-based directors or producers seeking funding for feature-length (40+ minute) non fiction film projects. Learn more.
Deadline: June 4, 2021 at 11:59pm (midnight)
Call to Artists Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to their online exhibit, LUMIÈRE. Cash prizes. Light is the component of transforming the image from ordinary to extraordinary. Learn more.
Deadline: June 11, 2021 at midnight (MST)
Cantabrigia Award Thanks to a grant from Cambridge Arts, Orbis Editions is now accepting proposals from Cambridge-based artists and writers to make publications in 2021. The inaugural Cantabrigia Award will provide two writers/artists the resources to publish and distribute their work. The recipient will be awarded a $1,000 stipend and resources (in-house editing, design, and printing) valued at $4,000, geared towards the production of a publication. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2021
Greater Boston Area Artists The Collective Futures Fund supports visual artists and artist-run activity in the Greater Boston area through grants between $2,000 and $6,000. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM.
Call for New Gallery Members Calling all Greater Boston artists! Kingston Gallery is searching for new Full Gallery members. As a Full Gallery member, you receive a solo exhibition every two and a half years in the Main Gallery and a solo exhibition in the Kingston Project Space in alternating years. You also are a part of a co-op with a community of fellow artists and participate directly in the gallery’s operation. Learn more.
Deadline: June 16, 2021
Emerging Artist Fellowship Program Applications are now being accepted for the Kingston Gallery’s Emerging Artist Program. The Emerging Artist program was conceived to act as a stepping stone for an artist early in their career into the professional art world of exhibiting and operating an artist-run gallery. The gallery will help an emerging artist show a body of new work in a professional setting. The emerging artist will be connected with experienced artists who will educate them on the practical aspects of every day art gallery business. In addition, they will have the opportunity to voice their own vision and ideas about future goals for the gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: June 20, 2021
Call to Trans, Non-Binary Artists, Writers If Only I Had Known is accepting submissions of visual art and short texts written by trans and non-binary people who began their transitional journey ten or more years ago. This collection will focus on writing that speaks to the less talked about aspects of living on the fringes of the binary world, whether for a brief time or a lifetime. Insights about early transition changes / behavior / expectations, tales of how a body behaves after years of change, and reflections on who or what was present or absent from the early days of transition are topics of interest. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2021
Jazz Artists Residency Grant Applications are currently being accepted for this new residency grant for jazz artists. The definition of residency is quite broad, and awards range from $5k-$40k. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2021
Image credit: Chent Chow holding a chop he has carved. Photography by Maggie Holtzberg.