COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals The Mass Cultural Council is now accepting applications to the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals. The Fund provides $1,500 grants to people who have lost income derived from their work as individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists as a direct result of COVID-19 related cancellations and closures in Massachusetts. For this new round of funding from this program, we are pleased to increase the grant amount from $1,000 to $1,500. Read program guidelines and apply now.
Deadline: February 2, 2021
Teachers The STARS Residencies offers grants of $500-$5,000 to support creative learning residencies of 3 days or more in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Learn more.
Deadline: February 3, 2021
Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships The Mass Cultural Council is currently accepting Artist Fellowships applications in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, Film & Video, Music Composition, Photography, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. Learn more to apply. Questions? Attend an Office Hours virtual meet-up (February 3, 2021 from 10-11:30 am) with Mass Cultural Council program staff (that’s us here at ArtSake) about the Artist Fellowships process.
Deadline: February 8, 2021
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 4, 2021, 4 PM, featuring Catherine Peterson, Executive Director, ArtsBoston; James Lockridge, Executive Director, The Big Heavy World Foundation, Inc. (VT); and Mark Thompson, Executive Director, Newport Restoration Foundation.
Greater Boston Performing Artists LAB provides up to $15,000 in project-specific funds to create, produce, or present new artistic work for Greater Boston audiences. Funding will support work in dance, theater, music, opera, musical theater, spoken word, performance art, circus arts, traditional and folk performing arts, and any multi-disciplinary combination of the above. Learn more.
Deadline: February 10, 2021, at 5pm
Call to Artists Worcester State University’s Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery has announced a call to artists for 2020, an online juried exhibition. Visit the gallery website to view full specification requirements and entry details and contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions.
Deadline is February 11, 2021
Visual Artists Visual artists with an established practice are invited to apply for Artist Lab: Art Meets History in New Mexico, a four-week virtual/online lab in March & April 2021 designed to foster the integration of history into contemporary art practices. The Lab is presented as a collaboration between 516 ARTS, Kolaj Institute, and Albuquerque Museum’s photo archives. Learn more.
Deadline: February 28, 2021
Dance Artists The National Dance Project’s Production Grant Application is now open and available. This annual opportunity awards 20 dance artists/companies with funding towards creation, touring, general operating support, and residency and community engagement for new projects in development. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Artists Grant Program Creative Capital Foundation is a national non-profit which provides awards and advisory services to artists in a variety of disciplines. Creative Capital is accepting applications from artists ready to take the next step in their creative practices. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding, as well as a wide range of counsel, career development, and networking opportunities to make their work come to life. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Call to Artists Kingston Gallery, located in Boston’s SoWA arts district, is calling for entries for the juried exhibition, Whistling in the Dark, which will be open from July 28 – August 29, 2021. Jurors include Lavaughan Jenkins, Jeesoo Lee, and Jamal Thorne. They’re are seeking work that is visually engaging and will foster a broader dialogue about the influence of art. The gallery will hold related public events weekly through its series Kingston Conversations. Learn more.
Deadline: March 12, 2021
Watertown Artists Citywide art project in Watertown. Residents can join the fun by creating something in your yard, porch, or doorway – a structure, an art project, a contraption, or anything that pops to mind. Anyone can participate – no fees and no age requirement. Your project will be listed on the YardArt map and you’ll receive a yard sign to mark your location. Learn more and register.
Call To Artists The Rocky Neck Art Colony invites artists 18 to 39 years old from Boston’s North Shore to submit work for inclusion in 40 under 40: North Shore Emerging Artists, an open juried exhibition at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and online at RNACexhibitions.com. Learn more. For technical support contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: April 1, 2021, 11:59 PM
Call to Artists Gallery 263 invites artists based in the United States to submit work that evokes the wonder of plants or questions our preconceived notions to “FLORA.” This national call for art is juried by artist Mark Dion. Any 2D, 3D, and time-based work will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: April 22, 2021
Image credit: Snake Man, color woodcut and lithograph by Alison Saar, 1994, Honolulu Museum of Art.