BIPOC Boston Artists Apply to attend this workshop: Boston BIPOC Artists in Conversation: Applying Collective Liberation with Daniel Park & Deen Rawlins.This is an intentional gathering of Boston-area BIPOC artists aimed to support and create a community for artists who are ready to apply, or are already applying, liberatory and anti-racist frameworks into their work. This will be a four-week series from January 25 to February 15, 2021. This workshop series, for a BIPOC-only affinity group, aims to support and create a community for artists who are ready to apply, or are already applying, liberatory and anti-racist frameworks into their work. Learn more.
Poets Entries are currently being accepted for a number of monetary awards from the Poetry Society of America, including the Individual Awards and the Anna Rabinowitz Poetry Prize. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Call to Artists The Arlington Human Rights Commission seeks an artist/designer or team to create new work – or adapt existing work – for light pole banners celebrating Black History Month, February 2021. Six designs are needed to make 12 new banners which will be hung along Massachusetts Avenue in East Arlington for the month of February. Their goal is to commission a Black artist to share their perspective on the historical and/or ongoing struggle for equity, inclusion and racial justice. Only Massachusetts residents are eligible. Selection will be made by a subcommittee of the Arlington Human Rights Commission. Artist fee: $1200. Learn more.
Deadline: January 2, 2021
Public Art Commission The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is requesting qualifications for a new public art commission for the Rhode Island National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters, East Greenwich. All Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts artists encouraged to apply to this free call. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Deadline: January 4, 2021
Writers The Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers grants one $5,000 award in the spring of each year. Only proposals for literary or creative nonfiction book projects will be considered. No fiction or poetry proposals will be reviewed. The Fund supports writing that combines an engaging individual voice, literary sensibility, imagination and intellectual rigor to bring new perspectives and deeper meaning to the body of desert literature. All applications will be reviewed through a peer-panel process. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Call to Artists Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to their online exhibit, Stand. Here we stand at the intersection of art and politics, surrounded by challenges of injustice, inequities, neglect, movements, protest, and so much more. The power of art conveys to the masses how we see a situation or how it makes us feel. They seek images that evoke the broad range of issues that are happening in this extraordinary time. Learn more.
Deadline: January 22, 2021 at midnight (MST)
COVID-19 Relief Grant for Artists The Artists Safety Net is launching a third round of COVID-19 Relief Grants. The $1,000 grants are for artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances due to food, housing, and/or medical insecurities as a result of the ongoing pandemic. The third cycle will begin accepting applications on January 13, and will close on February 3, 2021. Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and folk and traditional artists. Learn more.
Deadline: February 3, 2021
Artist Fellowships The Mass Cultural Council is currently accepting Artist Fellowships applications in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, Film & Video, Music Composition, Photography, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. Learn more to apply. Questions? Attend an Office Hours virtual meet-up (January 6, 2021 from 10-11:30 am) with Mass Cultural Council program staff about the Artist Fellowships process.
Deadline: February 8, 2021
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