Of Note: Register for “The Creative Gig Economy” event on November 6, 2023 at the Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street, Boston. Join Mass Cultural Council for a discussion of what the gig economy means for individual artists and for the Commonwealth’s economy writ large. Our panel will include policy experts, advocates, and individual artists. After the panel discussion the staff of the Artist Department will hold a breakout session to present and answer questions on our new FY24 grant program, Grants for Creative Individuals. The Agency will accept applications for these new, unrestricted $5,000 awards on October 25, 2023, deadline to apply is December 11, 2023.
Survey for Arts Educators Tell DESE how they can help schools and districts implement the 2019 Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework. An anonymous online survey is open now. If you are an arts teacher (including dance, media, music, theatre and visual arts), school or district based arts lead, or administrator who supports arts instruction, please share your thoughts! The survey is administered by an independent research organization. It takes about 15 minutes to complete, and DESE will use the responses to improve support for teaching and learning in the arts. DESE will share a summary of survey results in summer 2024. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Amanda Trainor of RMC Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Workshops: How To Start Your Art Career Are you starting your career as an artist in Cambridge? Cambridge Arts and the city’s Community Development Department are offering free workshops to help emerging artists with financial literacy, artistic identity, grant writing, marketing, advocacy, and wellness. Workshops will be offered online during the months of October and November 2023 and February 2024. Learn more.
Mini-Grants Mosaic Lowell is accepting applications for Mini-grant awards of up to $1,000 for creative projects in Lowell, MA. Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a quarterly basis. Mosaic expects to award 4-7 mini-grants per cycle. Individuals, unincorporated groups, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in every artistic and creative discipline are eligible to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2023
Access Funding for Media Makers The Direct Access Fund from the International Documentary Association’s Nonfiction Access Initiative awards targeted funds for access accommodations and services. The awards underwrite disabled media makers who practice fact-based storytelling, including but not limited to: documentary, nonfiction podcasting, new media, immersive, and other types of nonfiction practice, and are currently working on a project at any stage. This includes distribution and festival support. All career levels are encouraged to apply. You do not need an official diagnosis to apply to the fund. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2023
Craft Artists Grant The Society of Arts + Crafts has a Craft Innovation Jumpstarter grant. It is $3,000 of unrestricted funds for an emerging artist to jumpstart a new direction or project in their work. The purpose of the grants is to support craft artists who reside in New England to pursue new directions or advance new ideas in their work. The goal of increasing equity, inclusion and diversity in the craft field will be an important focus of the program. Learn more.
Deadline: November 5, 2023
Call to Artists Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces of artwork fitting this general concept of “Let There Be Light”. Exhibition Dates: Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 30, 2023 at Galatea Fine Arts, 460 Harrison Ave # B6, Boston, MA 02118. Learn more.
Deadline: November 5, 2023
Call to Artists Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, NOIR. Step into the shadows and embrace the mysterious allure of Noir. Defined by moody and atmospheric aesthetics, this artistic genre thrives on the interplay of light and shadow, creating an evocative visual style characterized by deep shadows and high drama. Noir goes beyond a mere genre; it evokes an underlying energy of tension, ambiguity, and emotional intensity like no other. Dark and mysterious (on steroids). Submit your shadowy masterpieces and show NOIR from your perspective. Over $1,200 in cash prizes. Learn more.
Deadline: November 10, 2023 at midnight (MST).
Call to Artists The Artists’ Group of Charlestown Small Works Exhibition and Sale is a juried exhibition of small works 12″ or smaller in any direction (framing may extend to 16″) is open to artists working in the following media: 2D (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography), 3D (Sculpture, Ceramics), and Fiber Arts, are eligible. Any form of representation (realism, abstraction, and everything in between) are eligible. Exhibition Dates: December 2nd/3rd (in conjunction with StoveFactory Open Studios) & 9th & 10th. Eligible Media: 2D (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography), 3D (Sculpture, Ceramics), and Fiber Art. Learn more.
Deadline: November 12, 2023 2023 at midnight
Artist Residency The Goethe-Institut Boston invites artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and other creatives, including institutions in civil society, to submit proposals for a Studio 170 residency. The Goethe-Institut Boston opens its unique, flexible space in Back Bay to artists and creative minds as a “laboratory” for ideas. Beyond just another gallery or concert hall, Studio 170 provides an open, lively place for inspiration, experimentation, and open discourse. Learn more.
Deadline: November 17, 2023
Artist Residency 2024 Bernheim Artist in Residence in Clermont, KY (20 miles south of Louisville). For more than four decades, the Artist in Residence program has attracted artists from around the world who seek to use Bernheim as their inspiration. Bernheim’s Artist in Residence Program promotes multi-disciplinary explorations of our relationship with the natural environment through artistic expression, expanding upon Bernheim’s long history of art in the landscape. $2500 stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: November 27, 2023
Light Art Worcester State University’s Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery has announced an open call for artists to submit entries for The Glow Show, a juried exhibition showcasing light as a source, visual effect, or subject. Emerging and established artists alike from throughout the region are encouraged to submit work for consideration. Learn more.
Deadline: January 5, 2024
Creative Space Classifieds Find or list creative live/work or work space in Massachusetts. Learn more.
Image credit: Portrait of a Scientist, c. 1840, daguerreotype, 4 3/4 × 3 7/16 in., Robert B. Menschel and the Vital Projects Fund. From the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.