Mass Cultural Council Survey This grant cycle (Fiscal Year 2023), we paused our Artist Fellowships program to reevaluate our funding opportunities for artists and creatives while simultaneously running the one-time Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Individuals program. The reevaluation began as part of our Racial Equity Plan and is guided by the vision and values of our recently ratified three-year Strategic Plan. The work will culminate in the development of a new grant program for artists and creatives. The goal is to launch this new program sometime during next fiscal year (FY24), which begins on July 1, 2023.In the meantime, please share your perspective by completing this brief survey. Please submit your survey response by end of the day July 12, 2023.
Call for Artists and Proposals NBPT Murals aims to connect and engage residents and visitors with Newburyport and the theme “We Share One Sky,” through large-scale, exterior mural paintings strategically placed across the City. Newburyport Art is partnering with the City of Newburyport, Blochaus Art Gallery, Tannery Marketplace, and area muralists to design, create, install, and promote this series of murals. Mural proposals can explore any design, subject, or narrative, but the partners are particularly interested in concepts that come under the “We Share One Sky” theme of the project and express lesser-known perspectives of Newburyport and/or focus on non-traditional imagery. While all area muralists are invited to apply, the partners also wish to encourage and elevate the voices of those that have been historically overlooked and under-resourced, including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and artists with disabilities. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2023 (by 11:59pm)
Of Note: Creatives Rebuild New York Artist-Organizer Kevin Gotkin will host a series of Zoom-based events called “Access Access.” Some of these gatherings will focus on strategies for organizations looking to begin or deepen a commitment to disability artistry, culture, and access. Other gatherings will explore artistic methods for working with access features such as captioning and descriptions as creative materials. Be sure to register so that you will receive more information about what they will call their “access ecology,” the Zoom space and its many features that we will be created together. Feel free to register for one event or join us for all of them. Everyone who registers will receive the event recording and follow-up materials. Learn more and register.
impala’s Summer Free-for-all: Celebrating Data Freedom for Fundraisers Attend this free, virtual event on July 12, 2023 11:00 AM. impala is a new online platform that provides free access to nearly 3 million profiles of every grantmaker and grantseeker in the US: grants given & received, impact, people, financials and more. Learn more and register.
Call for January – June, 2024 shows at Newton Free Library As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, the Newton Free Library’s two galleries are highly sought after, well-loved by library patrons and prominently located on the first floor. We welcome applications from New England region artists showing works that are compatible with the Walker Display system. Artists from a variety of ethnicities and life experiences are encouraged to apply. Results will be released by Friday, September 15, 2023. For information contact Ellen: firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Deadline: July 14, 2023 at 11:59 PM
Call for Public Art Art in the Heart of Main South is off shoot of the Art in the Park, Worcester sculpture show. Gloria D Hall, AIP’s ideator and co-founder is this show’s call administrator. The show consists of four sites on Clark University’s campus and three in University Park. Clark University’s 72-acre, tree-filled campus is located at 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA. University Park, located adjacent to the campus, is 14.3 acre public park with the heart shaped Crystal Pond and a small playground. Joseph Corazzini, VP of Government and Community Affairs Clark University; Vicente Garcia, artist and Professor of Art, Art & Design Department Chair, Central Connecticut State University; Stephen DiRado, a documentary photographer and professor of the practice at Clark University; Nicole Maure Coleman Black, femme artist and activist are the show’s panelists. The artist stipend is $1,500.00. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2023
Creative Residency for Black Puppeteers Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline is accepting applications for its Creative Residency for Black Puppeteers. The Residency includes five $1,000 grants to Black artists to support the research and development of original puppetry projects. The theater seeks proposals from emerging and early-career artists interested in exploring the art of puppetry and/or finding their own voice through puppet theater. Inquiries from interested applicants across the U.S. are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: July 20, 2023
Call to Artists Gallery 263 invites artists and curators to pitch an exhibition for fall 2023 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: July 23, 2023
Creative Economy Business Incubator The Creative Economy Business Incubator at MassArt is an 8-month cohort-based program that helps artists and designers launch and grow creative businesses. Participants receive training in core concepts like marketing and finance as well as mentorship from established creative entrepreneurs. This year, MassArt and The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture are partnering to create the opportunity for 12 Boston-based artists to participate as Boston Fellows. In addition, five alums will be selected to participate as Alumni Fellows. Applicants for Alumni Fellowships can be based outside of Boston, but must be able to come to MassArt’s campus once a week. Both opportunities are tuition free. Learn more.
Deadline: July 30, 2023 at 11:50 pm
Call to Artists Massachusetts-based visual artists of all career levels who work in drawing, painting, collage, photography, fiber, and other two-dimensional media are invited to apply for the Gallery 263 Small Works Project. This project presents original, quality artwork in flat files in the gallery. Artists will be selected by the staff and board of Gallery 263 based on the quality of their work and commitment to their practice. Learn more.
Deadline: July 30, 2023
Grant Canyon Artist Residency Grand Canyon Conservancy’s Artist in Residence program supports contemporary solo artists who wish to contribute to the cultural and aesthetic legacy of Grand Canyon. The Artist in Residence program is directly tied to the National Park Service’s priority of expanding equity and inclusion through storytelling and Grand Canyon Conservancy’s mission to inspire generations of park champions and to cherish and support the natural and cultural wonder of Grand Canyon. We define “storytelling” as the aesthetic or conceptual interpretation of a site through any artistic medium. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2023
Call to Book Artists The Boston Art Book Fair 2023 will once again fill the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) historic Cyclorama with artists and other exhibitors working with printed material and multiples in many forms. Exhibitors will be located under their spectacular dome, with related programs in BCA’s nearby Mills Gallery and Plaza Theatres. Applications for exhibitors and other participants will be accepted on a rolling basis. They encourage you to apply early. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2023
Call to Artists Midwestnice art is an art collective accepting entries for tl;dr their Summer 2023 online juried exhibition. The theme, td;lr, explores ideas of words in art. Think about how words can be embedded in works, change the meanings of images, give descriptions, and more. The collective is looking for art that uses text to enhance and work as an integral part of your artwork. The exhibition will examine these ideas through a variety of mediums in art. Any mediums are welcome, including but not limited to sculpture, painting, collage, photography, digital art, video art, installation, ceramics, performance art… anything you can think of, include it! You may submit up to 3 artworks for a $5 fee. Artists will receive notification a week after the deadline. The exhibition will go live August 1, 2023. Learn more.
Deadline: July 20, 2023
Filmmakers Fund LEF New England is now welcoming applications for Pre-production and Early Development grants through the Moving Image Fund. A maximum of (6) grants of $5,000 each will be awarded to projects in the Pre-production phase, and a maximum of (6) grants of $2,500 each will be awarded to projects in the Early Development phase. Applications for both phases require a written proposal and a full line-item budget. Pre-production applications require a current work sample of up to 10 minutes from the project being proposed for funding. Early Development applications require two past work samples, and current work samples are not accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: August 7, 2023
Image credit: Boy with a Basket of Fruit, c. 1790, oil on canvas, 22 7/16 x 17 5/16 in. American 18th Century (artist). From the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.