Call to Artists The Cotuit Center for the Arts has announced an open call for their juried exhibition Couplings. They are seeking work created by couples or pairs of artists. All interpretations of the theme and media will be considered and artists are invited to enter up to two pieces. The Cotuit Center for the Arts encourages large and three-dimensional works. The fee for entry is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Works must be delivered gallery-ready with appropriate frame and wire (if hung). If work is not accepted the artist will be informed by email or phone and must retrieve their work. Drop off deadline: Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Playwrights Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga’s I Can’t Think Straight: The Coming Out Experience is seeking plays of any length that explore the coming out experience, preferably in a humorous vein, for production during the Fall, 2011 season. Include any production history information, if applicable. Electronic or postal mail submissions accepted. No Fee. Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga, 915 Central Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403, Contact: Garry Lee Posey.
Deadline: August 15, 2011
Performing Artists Guidelines are now available for the 2012 USArtists International (USAI) program. USAI provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at significant international festivals or engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Read more. Questions, contact Sara Nash.
Deadline: September 6, 2011 (first round)
Craft Artists The Society of Arts and Crafts is now accepting applications from New England artists working in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood or mixed media for their 2012 Artist Awards. Students and past winners are not eligible. Three winners will be selected, each will receive $3,000 and participate in a group exhibition to be held April – June 2012 in their Boston gallery. Read more on Juried Art Services.
Deadline: October 5, 2011
Filmmakers San Diego Black Film Festival aims to provide a vehicle for worldwide exposure of quality African American and African Diaspora films. Seeking entries in the following categories: dramatic feature, documentary feature, documentary short, comedy, animation, music video, and dramatic short. Read more. Questions, call 619/685-7215 or email.
Deadline: October 26, 2011
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