Of Note: The Mass Cultural Council offers HireCulture, a free, searchable database of cultural employment opportunities throughout Massachusetts. Be sure to check it out if you’re looking for job opportunities or internships.
Dancers Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (DFA), which offers direct support to individual artists who have a sustained and intentional practice of working through dance or movement-based modalities to address social change, is currently open for submissions. In this current round, DFA will fund 30 one-year fellowships of a minimum of $30,000 per awarded artist. Application process begins with a Letter of Inquiry. Learn more.
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: December 8, 2021, 6 PM ET
Call to Artists The City of Boston has a call to artists for a mural to celebrate the life and legacy of Rita Hester in the Allston neighborhood. The budget is $25,000-$75,000. The Call is open to artists and artist teams with a strong preference for those who have a connection to the trans, non-binary, and gender expansive community in Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: December 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET
Artist Resume Workshop Arts Administration Association New England invites emerging art leaders and artists to a workshop: Build, Redesign or Update your RESUME, Mon, December 13, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET. Tickets $10. Learn more and register.
Residency Fellowships 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 for Writing Fellowship: December 15, 2021
Deadline for Visual Arts Fellowship: February 1, 2022
Wearable Artists The Brookline Arts Center is requesting submissions from local, wearable art designers and artists for their upcoming exhibition in honor of their late board chair, Mika Hornyak. The exhibition will take place March of 2022 and will include a celebratory, hybrid reception and auction. Works will be judged by Lillian Lambrechts, retired Bank of America Senior Vice President, Manager of Corporate Art Program, & Global Head Curator. Learn more.
Deadline: December 27, 2021
Deaf Artists Residency Open Call 2022 Anderson Center Deaf Artists Residency Program in Red Wing, Minnesota is currently accepting applications. The applications must be submitted on or before the deadline in order to be considered in the jury review period. There is no fee for applying to this residency program. Thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Arts, selected artist to participate in the cohort will receive a $1,100 stipend for the month, reimbursement of up to $500 in travel costs, art-making resources, lodging & studio space, groceries, and chef-prepared communal dinners. The Anderson Center’s Deaf Artists Residency (DAR) is an ASL-centric environment where Deaf artists can communicate and exchange ideas. The program provides 5 Deaf artists the opportunity to come together to live, work and share ideas with other native ASL signers, while advancing their own personal artistic projects. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CST
Image credit: Male Figure (Nkisi Nkondi), Early-mid 19th century, Vili, Republic of the Congo, Central Africa. From the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Public domain image.