Considering taking a free remote class? Fender is offering free guitar lessons . There are also free classes offered from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale.
Of note: Fractured Atlas has created a fundraising resource template for artists and performers to use when asking directly for money through fundraising.
Studio Based Artists Survey CERF+ is conducting a national survey of studio based artists to understand the challenges they are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The data gathered will help them advocate for artists and inform how they can address immediate and long-term needs.
Writers Pen America has compiled a list of emergency funds available for writers
Call to Woodworking Artists The Somerville Arts Council in conjunction with City of Somerville’s Public Space and Urban Forestry Division is seeking an experienced wood working artist for a public art project: To revive a deceased tree at their local Marshall Street Playground. They want to show the vibrancy of Somerville, a design that is bold and stands out from a distance, yet reveals more subtle details upon closer inspection. The design can be additive or subtractive, meaning we are open to sculptural elements in addition to woodcarving. Stipend: $2,500. Learn more.
Deadline: March 30, 2020 (they note they will probably extend this deadline)
Sculptor Residency The sculptor’s residency will be at Chesterwood, the former studio of Daniel Chester French, located in Stockbridge, MA. The residency will be from June 1 – June 30, 2020. Sculptors born between 1980 – 2001 may apply. Candidates must be citizens of or residents in the United States with a social security number. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Call for Art Gallery 263 in Cambridge invites artists to submit work that considers truth and fabrication for our upcoming national exhibition, Fact vs. Fiction. This show is juried by Sam Adams, a Koch Curatorial Fellow at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Any 2D, 3D, and time-based work will be considered. This call is open to all US residents. Exhibition Dates: May 6-30, 2020 (*Please note that the exhibition dates have shifted and are subject to further change due to COVID-19). Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday, April 5, 2020
Photographers The Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize is intended to support artists, working alone or in teams, who are engaged in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that fully exploit the relationship of words and images in the powerful, persuasive representation of a subject. The prize is not awarded for completed projects or to support the production of a book, exhibit, website, or other outcomes. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Artist Grants The Hopper Prize is offering 5 individual artist grants of $1,000. This is an open call, all media eligible. Grant submissions will be juried by leading curators: Amber Esseiva, Associate Curator, Institute for Contemporary Art VCU, and Leila Groth, Associate Curator for Contemporary Art, Baltimore Museum of Art. Learn more.
Deadline: May 19, 2020
Call to Youth Filmmakers If you have kids ages 8 – 18 at home…encourage them to make a 1 – 5 minute long film and submit it to the first ever Wellfleet Youth Film Festival! Submissions can be made directly online at the Wellfleet Preservation Hall website. Learn more.
Artists Paint Box Applications are open with the City of Boston. Selected artists will receive $200 after approval to cover the cost of supplies and $300 upon completion. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2020
Call to Cape Cod Artists Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties at two locations on Ocean Street, Hyannis: Bismore Park & Harbor Overlook. Learn more.
Image credit: Photograph of Libba Cotten performs for students at Dr. King School. File Photo – Feb. 17, 1984 – David Lassman / The Post-Standard.