Poets The Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize of $1,000 is now accepting submissions. All submissions must be original, unpublished work. Read more.
Deadline: December 1, 2011 (postmarked)
Poetry Chapbook Competition The Center for Book Arts invites submissions to its annual Poetry Chapbook Competition. The winning manuscript will be chosen in May 2012 and will be awarded with the publication of a beautifully designed, letterpress-printed, limited-edition chapbook printed and bound by artists at the Center for Book Arts. The edition is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, ten of which are reserved for the author and the remainder of which will be offered for sale through the Center. The winning poet will also receive a cash award of $500, and a $500 honorarium for a reading, to be held at the Center in the fall of 2012, as well as an exclusive opportunity to stay at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York as one of their Winter Shakers. This year’s judges will be Phillis Levin & Sharon Dolin. Read more.
Deadline: December 1, 2011
Public Art Riverscaping, an international and northeastern US public realm/public art/design-build competition on the Connecticut River in Massachusetts is now accepting proposals. Learn more. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: December 10, 2011
Visual Artist Grants The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation has an Individual Support Grant program for painters, sculptors, and printmakers who have been creating mature art for at least 20 years and who are in current financial need. Grants are available through an open application process. Application forms are available by mail only. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2011 (postmarked)
Call for Artists Heritage Museums and Gardens are looking for submissions from contemporary artists to create a “fanciful but working garden gate”. Work will be for sale. For guidelines and application form, contact Jan Crocker at JCrocker@heritagemuseums.org or 508-888-3300 x102.
Deadline: December 31, 2011
Artists Residencies Wanna get away? The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH, offers creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination. The sole criterion for acceptance to The MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2012
Artist Residency The Bemis Center in Omaha provides three months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time with their Artists-in-Residencies program. Learn more.
February 28, 2012
Image credit: Photograph of hallway by ArtSake. Photograph of garden gate courtesy Heritage Museums and Gardens.