Call for Muralist The Boston Redevelopment Authority d/b/a Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) looks to commission a temporary artwork mural in the Mattapan neighborhood. The BPDA will coordinate and collaborate with the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture during the Call for Artists Process and selection of the design for installation after the artist or team of artist selection. Open to all artists with a strong preference for artists with a connection to Mattapan. BPDA budgeted $15,000 for the creation and installation of the mural. The mural must be completed by the end of the summer of 2021. Learn more.
Deadline: April 7, 2021
Call to Boston Area Artists Design competition for 2,500 sq. ft. of murals in Jamaica Plain. The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) and SSG Development and Construction are commissioning a Boston-based artist (or artists) to design murals for a new Extra Space Storage building at 141 McBride Street in Jamaica Plain. There are two areas of the building available, so two opportunities to submit mural proposals. Applicants are welcome to apply for one or both areas by first submitting previous work. When complete, the murals will create a significant presence in the neighborhood. The SNA has assembled a 7-member jury composed of Boston arts professionals and community representatives who will select the winners. Jurors include Museum of Fine Arts curator Karen Haas and co-founder of Artists for Humanity (AFH) Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs. Prizes to be awarded: $500 for each semifinalist, $5,000 for each finalist. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2021
Call to Artists Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA, is currently accepting entries for their exhibition FLORA. The juror for this exhibition is Mark Dion. Learn more.
Deadline: April 22, 2021
Call to BIPOC Writers Woodhall Press seeks true narratives of 300 words or less from BIPOC writers who self-identify as women for Nonwhite and Woman: 153 Micro Essays on Being in the World to be published Spring 2022. Editor: Darien Hsu Gee. Emerging and established writers welcome. Previously published work accepted—include prior pub info. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Fiction A prize of $1,000 and publication by Leapfrog Press is given annually for a short story collection, novel, or novella. Submit a manuscript of at least 22,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: May 3, 2021
Call to Artists Art Fluent invites artists to submit artwork to their online exhibit, ConTEXT. Cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: May 7, 2021 at midnight (MST)
Craft Artists The Fitchburg Art Museum is currently accepting entries to one of the oldest juried exhibitions in New England. You can now register for the 85th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft, an annual tradition that celebrates the creativity of artists in our community. The juror this year is Jamie Uretsky. Learn more.
Deadline: May 24, 2021
Visual Artists, Curators, Collectives in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Middlesex Counties Collective Futures Fund will award a yearly total of $80,000 in grant funding to collaborative and public-facing projects by visual artists, curators, and collectives across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Middlesex counties. Applications open March 30th, 2021 in the following three categories: Sustaining Practice, grants to $2,000 each geared toward emerging individual artists and collaborators who need critical support for research, to develop new projects and future ideas, and sustain themselves in the process; New Work/Project Grants, Grants up to $6,000 each to support the creation and public presentation of new work / projects by visual artists, curators, or collectives; Ongoing Platform Grants, Grants up to $6,000 each to support sustaining or the completion of long-term projects. Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM
Image credit: Art by Maurice Sendak for a special edition of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.