Of Note: In Session, a series of four panel discussions on anti-racist work in museums (available live on MASS MocA’s YouTube channel, Facebook page), MASS MoCA and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center at MCLA. December 10, 2020 at 6pm.
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 December 10, 2020, 4 PM, featuring Darren Farringtone, Executive Director, The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts; and Bob Burns, Director, Mattatuck Museum; and Matt Malikowski Program Manager, The Loop Lab.
Public Artists Professional Development Grants The Public Art Learning Fund provides grants of $500 to $2,000 to support professional development opportunities for New England artists to strengthen their public art practices. Through the Public Art Learning Fund, NEFA intends to foster the continued development of more equitable, inclusive, and vibrant public spaces and public life throughout New England. Learn more.
Deadline Extended: December 14, 2020
Poetry Entries are being accepted for the Center for Book Arts Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition. The winner receives $500 and letterpress publication for a poetry chapbook. The winner will also receive an honorarium for a fall 2021 reading in New York City and a residency at the Millay Colony. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2020
Short Stories Entries are currently being accepted for LitMag’s Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction. The winner recieves $2,500 and publication in LitMag for a short story. The winner will also have their work reviewed by several literary agents. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Public Art The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is requesting qualifications for a new public art commission for the Rhode Island National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters in East Greenwich. All Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts artists are encouraged to apply to this free call. Learn more.
Deadline: January 4, 2021
Boston BIPOC Artists Applying Collective Liberation with Daniel Park and Deen Rawlins, 4-week intensive: January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2021 | 6 PM – 9 PM EST. This workshop series, for a BIPOC-only affinity group, aims to support and create a community for artists who are ready to apply, or are already applying, liberatory and anti-racist frameworks into their work. Space is very limited. Submit your interest form by January 4, 2021. Learn more.
Filmmakers Applications are now being accepted for the second year of the Andrew Berends Film Fellowship. he Andrew Berends Film Fellowship will include a one-time, grant of $5,000 towards filmmaking expenses (this is not a co-production grant); connection with a Fellowship Mentor for guidance in finishing the project; additional support and resources as needed, including networking opportunities, complimentary festival passes, and complimentary access to various publications and platforms. Learn more.
Deadline: January 5, 2021
Call for Artists The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, VT, seeks artists to design a marble sculpture honoring Tom Fagan (1931-2008) and the Rutland Halloween Parade. The marble memorial will become part of the Rutland Sculpture Trail, a collection of public sculpture planned for completion and placement in this historic Vermont city. The larger-than-life sculpture will represent the spirit of the Hallowe’en parade from the 1960’s through the present. The selected artist will provide a scale clay maquette to be reproduced in plaster. The finished sculpture will be carved in marble at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. Learn more.
Deadline: January 8, 2021
Transgender Filmmakers Grant Transgender Film Center, a new nonprofit organization established to support transgender filmmakers with resources and opportunities for their projects, announced its first initiative, the Transgender Film Center’s Trailblazer Grant. The grant is open to all transgender people. There will be two selected grant recipients, who will each receive $1,500 towards their films. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Artist Residency The Community Compact is offering over sixty weeks in Fowler and C-Scape Dune Shacks from April to November, including several artist and writers residencies. The historic dune shacks are among the nineteen shacks located within Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Learn more.
January 15, 2021
Call to Artists Pitch an exhibition for spring 2021 at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA and bring your vision to life. Organize and present a well-curated exhibition of contemporary art from start to finish, with guidance and support from Gallery 263 staff. Open to New England artists of all media types and career levels. Learn more.
Deadline: February 21, 2021
Writers and Artists Sunspot Literary Journal offers an Editor’s Prize of $50 for the annual edition, and pays for artwork selected for a cover. Now open for flash, and stories and essays up to 49,000 words. Poetry can be up to 1,250 lines. Translations welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: February 28, 2021
Image credit: Photograph of Rafer Johnson winning a heat in the 100-meter dash, the first event in the decathlon, at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Photo by Associated Press.