“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” – Viktor Frankl
Of Note: The Photographic Resource Center (based at Lesley University in Cambridge) is conducting a survey to find out what possible topics for future workshops are of highest interest to artists.
Of Note: Filmmakers Collaborative is offering a workshop, Archival Storytelling from Home, on Thursday, May 7, 2020, 1:00–2:30 PM, free for members, $15 for non-members.
Professional Development Essex Art Center in Lawrence, MA, is offering a series of free art classes for kids and families. Classes include drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. There are also several affordable professional development workshops, including how to build a portfolio website, how to budget and price your work, how to write an artist statement, and how to edit your digital images. Learn more.
Call to Artists MARV, the Medford Arts Resource Vehicle, is looking for artists to present online art events during this time of social distancing. Possible events could include a demo/tutorial about your work process, an interactive art process workshop, a “behind the scenes” look at your studio or introduction to some of your art, or a talk on an art-related topic of interest to you. The event can either be held live or can be recorded to be shown at a future date.Since in-person shows, fairs and events are cancelled for the foreseeable future, this could be a fun way for you to share what you do with a larger audience, while also showing people a potentially new art medium or technique. Artists we accept will earn a small stipend. If you’re interested, fill out this form and they will get in touch with you soon.
Call to Artists Run of the Mills residency supports art that defies categorization. This series provides resources to produce multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary projects for site-responsive, short duration exhibitions, performances, and events of all stripes at the Mills Gallery at the BCA. Learn more.
Deadline: May 10, 2020
Boston Area Dancemakers Residency The Boston Dancemakers Residency supports two Boston-area dance artists who are striving to develop, adapt or reinvent their creative process. Produced through a partnership between Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and Boston Dance Alliance (BDA), the residency serves as a laboratory for ideas that are in the exploratory phase and need dedicated time and space to be fully realized. Learn more.
Deadline: May 10, 2020
Public Art Residency The Boston Center for the Arts has expanded their 2020-2021 Public Art Residency program to support two artists or artist teams to activate their public plaza with interactive, temporary public art. This process-oriented residency provides an opportunity for artists to experiment with their craft, develop focus, and engage in active public dialogue. We encourage residents to connect with the public not only through the completed artwork, but also throughout the process of developing and realizing the project.This year, the Public Art Residency program will support a Summer/Fall 2020 project as well as a Spring 2021 project. The Public Art Residency program is open to applicants whose work takes a broad range of forms. They encourage applicants whose practice includes: dance and movement-based aspects, theatre and writing-based aspects, and/or engagement with installation, sound, or other innovative media. Learn more.
Deadline: May 10, 2002
Short Stories Entries are being accepted for the annual Carve Magazine’s Raymond Carver Short Story Contest judged by Pam Houston. Carve Magazine will award $3000 across five prizes. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Call for Art Healing Fibers, an annual non-juried art exhibit, is currently accepting work for Social Justice Stories: An Online Permanent Exhibition. Artists are invited to submit art that addresses personal stories of themselves or relatives; or art that poses a question regarding/solution to the crisis violation of human rights and threatened social justice, whilst including fiber in the artwork. Why fiber? Because the threads of our stories are interwoven. In 2020, the call is open to all artists to address any social justice issue of their choice. Learn more
Deadline: May 16, 2020 (midnight)
Photographers Togethering is an open call from Houston Center for Photography focused on photographs of how we are each experiencing this extended period of isolation. This virtual exhibition is open to anyone, anywhere. Learn more.
Deadline: May 18, 2020 (11:59pm)
Call to Artists Gallery 263 in Cambridge invites students completing fine art degrees from New England colleges and universities to submit their artwork to EMERGE 2020: Graduating Fine Art Students of New England, a juried digital exhibition. EMERGE 2020 celebrates artistic innovation and thoughtful production from art students graduating or expected to graduate during this unprecedented time. No submission fee required. Learn more.
Deadline: May 30, 2020
Poets APR/Honickman First Book Prize of $3,000, with an introduction by the judge and distribution of the winning book by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium, will be awarded in 2021 with publication of the book in the same year. The author will receive a standard book publishing contract, with royalties paid in addition to the $3,000 prize. This year’s final judge is poet Ada Limón. The prize is open to poets who have not published a book-length collection of poems with a registered ISBN. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Image credit: Painting of Cattleya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds by Martin Johnson Heade. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.