VOTE! Today is election day in Massachusetts. The right to vote, essential to a well-functioning democracy, is the most enshrined right in the Constitution and is protected by five separate Amendments! Find your polling place and vote.
Studio Artist Diversity Initiative The Brush Art Gallery and Studios in Lowell is pleased to announce the Studio Artist Diversity Initiative funded by the Nathanial and Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation. Studio space will be offered at a discount to an individual who demonstrates an aptitude in his/her art form. In addition, the artist must add cultural diversity to our group of studio artists. Recognizing that each ethnic group adds its own fascinating characteristics that make us different, the Brush is committed to increasing diversity by adding more individuals who are typically underrepresented. Learn more.
Deadline: November 9, 2019
Latinx New Play Festival Teatro Vivo is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2020 Austin Latinx New Play Festival (ALNPF), presented in collaboration with ScriptWorks, to run May 14 to May 16, 2020. Playwrights are invited to submit original scripts that speak to the diverse Latinx experience. Plays can be in English, Spanish, Nahuatl, Coahuiltecan, bilingual or multilingual. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2019 (11:59 PM CST)
Artist of Color Black Public Media has announced an Open Call for feature-length documentaries, shorts (non-fiction or scripted) or limited podcast series for public media distribution. Selected projects will receive production funds to advance their work. There are no limits on the subject area. However, we encourage work that will promote discourse and engage audiences around a critical social issue. In addition, we welcome proposals that target specific viewers such as children and teen audiences. Projects will be funded in amounts ranging from $50,000 – $150,000, depending on the type of project, scope and phase of development/production. Please note that BPM funding awards are licensing agreements for public media distribution. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Call to Artists ArtSpace Maynard invites artists to apply to a juried show with the theme ENERGY. They are open to all interpretations of this theme. Juror: Jessica Roscio, Curator, Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University. Artwork in all media except video will be considered. Artwork must have been completed within the past 5 years. Dimensions must be no larger than 40″ in any direction. 2D work must be wired and ready for hanging. 3D work— Gallery can supply small pedestals. All other special equipment to display work must be provided by the artist. Learn more.
Deadline: November 22, 2019
Writers Residency The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown welcomes applications from emerging writers for its seven month winter residency program. Now in its 51st year, the Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship Program awards emerging writers with an apartment and a modest monthly stipend from October 1 – May 1. Fellows’ sole responsibility while in residence is to their own creative work, and past Fellows include Ann Patchett, Ada Limón, Yusef Komunyakaa, Louise Glück, Dean Young, Denis Johnson, Michael Cunningham, Jaimy Gordon, and Jhumpa Lahiri. Learn more. Questions, contact Writing Fellowship Coordinator Kirsten Andersen at email@example.com.
Deadline: December 2, 2019
Call to Student Artists The Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in Boston, MA, is currently accepting entries for our 2nd annual student artwork exhibition, Fresh Faces. In this exhibition we are excited to show an array of new artwork by the Northeast’s most talented student artists. The gallery is seeking innovative artwork from undergraduate, graduate and recent graduate (within the past year) artists based in MA, RI, CT, ME, NH, VT & NY. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2019
Emergency Grants for Crafts Artists Are you an artist working in a craft discipline who has had a recent, serious emergency? CERF+ was started by artists for artists in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort in 1985 and has since emerged as the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide. Learn more.
Books Published in 2019 Massachusetts Center for the Book is accepting submissions to the Massachusetts Book Awards. The Massachusetts Book Awards recognize compelling works of Massachusetts (1) fiction, (2) nonfiction, (3) poetry (4) children’s picture books and (5) middle-grade/young adult literature, written by authors currently residing in Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Call to Artists The Brookline Arts Center invites artists of all media residing in the United States to submit work for the exhibition Activation (March 13-April 10, 2020). Artists have explored the nature of vision and movement in art since the early twentieth century. For this exhibition, they are seeking works that move or are activated to perform. A call for Kinetic Art: art of both real and apparent motion. Works should explore the element of time, or reflect on the modern world through technology. The juror is Arlette Kayafas, Gallery Kayafas Director. Learn more.
Deadline: January 1, 2020 (11:59pm)
Of Note: The new Interdisciplinary Performing Arts Center in Dorchester, MA, is now accepting Artist Membership applications. Learn more.
Exhibition Proposals The Center for Book Arts is accepting curatorial proposals for their Main Gallery Exhibitions. They are inviting curators and artists to submit exhibition proposals that elaborate, challenge and contribute to the artistic, theoretical, historical, and contemporary aspects of Book Arts. The selected curatorial projects will be given access to the Center’s resources such as the archive and collection artworks, as well as institutional support during the curation process. In addition, the curator will be awarded a $3,000 honorarium; an honoraria budget to divide amongst participating artists and program speakers; and a budget for production, including an exhibition brochure. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2020
ARISING – A Call from Yoko Ono Women of all ages, from all countries of the world: You are invited to email a testament of harm done to you for being a woman with a photograph of your eyes to firstname.lastname@example.org. She very much hopes for your participation.