Call to Artists The Lowell Folk Festival, in collaboration with the Brush Gallery & Artists Studios, has announced a call for handmade items for “Art in the Courtyard.” This collaboration will provide an opportunity for visitors to view and purchase some of the finest art and craft works being produced. The Lowell Folk Festival enjoys over 100,000 visitors over the weekend. Learn more.
Deadline: May 26, 2017
Short Story Enrties are now being accepted by Salamander press for an annual prize of $1,000 and publication for a short story. Submit a story of up to 30 pages. All entries are considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Funds for Nonfiction Films Massachusetts film/video artists, do you have a feature (40+ min) nonfiction project in development? Apply for the LEF New England Moving Image Fund’s Pre-Production Grant. Learn more and apply.
Deadline: June 2, 2017
Artists & Writers Residency Fellowships The Vermont Studio Center is currently accepting applications for their artist & writers residency fellowships. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2017
Call for Art The Mosesian Center for the Arts invites artists and illustrators to submit work for their upcoming “Forever Young” Picture Book Art Exhibition. Art may be submitted in the following categories: Published, Self Published, or Seeking Publication. Traditional and digitally produced artwork is permissible. Work that is conceptual only is also permitted in the Seeking Publication category (for example kid friendly illustration that is in idea phase). Learn more.
Deadline: June 19, 2017
Photographers The National Geographic 2017 Travel Photographer of the year contest is currently accepting entries. Launched in 1991, the contest been open to the public regardless of the age or nationality of the contestant or the theme, the number, or format of entered works. Their greatest wish is that the New Cosmos of Photography will continue to be the place where people attempting to redefine the boundaries of creative photographic expression can take their first big step. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Photographers The Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, invites photographers worldwide to submit images to their online competition, ELEMENTS | WATER. We are here because of water. Vital for all known forms of life, water covers 75% of the earth’s surface and 70% of our bodies are water, we cannot live without it. From the smallest droplet to the vast ocean, water has the power to sustain, transport, destroy, inspire and calm us. We are memorized by its ability to distort, magnify, elongate and reflect. Show water through your perspective, any and all methods of capture and process are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: July 14, 2017
Printmakers The Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial is accepting entries. Presenting the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking, the North American Print Biennial has long been recognized as one of the most prestigious events in printmaking. Founded in 1947, the mission of the Boston Printmakers is to promote public knowledge of printmaking, encourage and support artists working in printmaking, and promote excellence and innovation within the field of printmaking. Learn more.
Deadline: August 25, 2017
Call to Artists, Writers, Musicians ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness, is a peer-reviewed journal, a terrain for promoting exchange, thinking, for igniting the common impulse to create, to perform, to interrogate in spite of the odds fueled by repression and rootlessness. They have announced a call to artists to respond to trauma and mental health and how racism, and media play a role in this. They encourage writers, directors, musicians, artists, filmmakers and artists (especially people of color) to submit work that can relate or expand on this pressing, and often times overlooked, topic. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Image credit: Photograph by Brendan Mercure. West African musicians and dancers performing at Mass Cultural Council’s “Hiding in Plain Sight” Showcase at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA.