Artist Residency The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to twenty Fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2020
Call to Artists The Mosesian Center for the Arts seeks artwork for its upcoming Spring 2020 exhibition titled Human/Nature. Human/Nature asks artists to reflect on the ways people impact the natural environment. What expected and unexpected relationships exist between our communities and the changing environment? Artist Nathalie Miebach is the juror for this exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline to Submit: February 3, 2020
Short Film Contest National Geographic Wild to Inspire Short Film Contest, we’re asking you to create a short film that celebrates the 50-year anniversary of Earth Day. Launched in 1970, the first Earth Day spurred critical environmental conversations around some of these big problems, leading to efforts to save endangered species, regulate pesticides and harmful chemicals, and reduce single-use plastic. These efforts have become even more critical today. Learn more.
Deadline: February 4, 2020
Of Note: On February 4th, from 6:30-8:30pm, Andrew Mroczek, Director of Exhibitions at The Lesley University College of Art and Design, and artist Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo will present their recently released book, FATHERLAND: Culture, Violence, and the Peruvian Landscape. The presentation, followed by a book signing, will be held in the University Hall lower level screening room, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. This event is free and open to the public.
Cambridge Artists The City of Cambridge invites local artists to submit their work to the Vacant Storefront Creative Design Contest. Winners will receive prize money and artwork will be displayed in vacant storefront windows. Learn more.
Deadline: February 7, 2020
Portrait Painters The Portrait Society of America is hosting its annual competition showcasing portraiture and figurative art. Over $115,000 in cash and prizes presented at The Art of the Portrait conference in Orlando, April 16-19, 2020 with recognition in categories of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture. Finalists artwork also exhibited. Grand Prize winner will receive a cash prize of $25,000. Learn more.
Deadline: February 12, 2020
New England Dance Fund The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is accepting applications for the New England Dance Fund. The fund awards grants to New England-based choreographers of all genres and backgrounds who identify an opportunity that will advance their careers in dance. Learn more.
Deadline: February 21, 2020
Of Note If you’re interested in the New England Foundation for the Arts’ New England States Touring program (NEST), participate in a free webinar to learn about major updates to the structure of the grant program. The webinar takes place January 30, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, in advance of the program’s next grant deadline on March 2, 2020. Learn more.
Call for Exhibitors The 42nd Annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival will be held on June 6, 2020. In addition to arts and crafts booths along Babcock Street, the festival will feature food trucks and dining. 80 juried exhibitors will be selected featuring exceptional work in 2-D/3-D art, printmaking, ceramics, fiber, wearables, glass, jewelry, metal, leather, paper, photography, wood/mixed media. There is a $15 non-refundable application fee. Learn more.
March 15, 2020
Call to Artists Entries are currently being accepted for a juried exhibition of art/technology art to open Wednesday May 27th through Sunday June 28th at Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain, MA. They are looking for work that pairs art and technology in a thought provoking and visually engaging manner. They’re particularly interested in pieces that use technology to facilitate art, or art to observe technology from a novel perspective, preferably some combination of the two. Boundary-pushing is desired and respected. Works that address, rather than use, technology on a conceptual level may also be considered. Judging will be finalized by April 8th. Opening Reception will be 6-8 PM, Wednesday, May 27th, 2020. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2020
Image credit: Photograph of Buffy Sainte-Marie performing in the Netherlands in the Grand Gala du Disque Populaire 1968. Photo by Jack de Nijs.