Seal and Motto Survey closing soon! The Special Commission on the State Seal and Motto, a 19-member, governor appointed commission (which includes a designee from the Mass Cultural Council), is gathering public feedback on a new seal and motto for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The web-based version of the survey will be available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer, Haitian Creole, and Russian. To increase representation among Indigenous people in the Commonwealth, a link to the web-based survey will be provided to multiple listservs maintained by Native American communities in Massachusetts. Web-based survey closes September 27, 2023
Free Arts Business Law Training Free upcoming Arts & Culture series focused on the intersection of the law and entrepreneurship for folks in the creative economy. Participants can register for free here. This free four week series will provide aspiring and small businesses owners and entrepreneurs in the arts and creative economy with the legal foundation to successfully run their business. The series is a partnership between Lawyers for Civil Rights, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and Northeastern University School of Law.
Call to Artists Call for exhibition proposals! Gallery 263 invites artists and curators to pitch an exhibition for late fall 2023 and bring your vision to life. Organize and present a well-curated exhibition of contemporary art from start to finish, with guidance and support from Gallery 263 staff. Open to New England artists of all media types and career levels. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2023
Call to Artists Entries are currently being accepted for Art Fluent’s online exhibit URBAN. Over 1,200 in cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in their online gallery Learn more.
Deadline: October 6, 2023 at midnight (MST)
Call for Artists The New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA) has announced their 24th Annual Joan L. Dufey, Open Juried Exhibition: mindFUL. They invite artists of all mediums to submit 1-3 pieces of 2D or 3D work centered around mental health. How does your artwork capture the complexities of mental health experiences? We are looking for work that sheds light and raises awareness on this important topic. The juror for this exhibition is Yasamin Safarzadeh, Head of Curation and Programming at Kimball Jenkins, Concord, NH. Over $1500 of prize money will be awarded. Learn more.
Deadline: October 9, 2023
Craft Work-Study Fellowship The Penland School of Craft is currently accepting applications for their Fellowship Program. The Penland Core Fellowship Program is a two-year work-study fellowship for early career artists looking to expand technical skills and material fluency while working to support the day-to-day operations of a craft school. Artists of all backgrounds who want to advance their educational goals and explore their capacity to contribute to a thriving creative community are encouraged to apply. The goal of the program is to shape the future of contemporary craft by creating opportunity, connection, and immersive education for early career artists who bring a range of perspectives and goals to the school. Learn more.
Deadline: October 12, 2023
Photographers Entries are currently being accepted for the exhibition Pixels, a collaborative juried exhibition with the National Association of Digital Artists (NaDA) and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Exhibition Dates: November 22, 2023 – February 11, 2024. Juror: Nicki Fitz-Gerald, Founder iPhonography Central Ltd. Learn more.
Deadline: October 13, 2023 at midnight
Local Cultural Council Grants for Individuals The Local Cultural Council Program is currently accepting grant applications. Every community in Massachusetts is served by a Local Cultural Council (LCC), led by municipally appointed volunteers who administer an annual grant program to support local cultural projects. Grant amounts vary and applications are submitted directly to each LCC. Learn more.
Deadline: October 17, 2023
STARS Residencies Applications are being accepted starting September 21, 2023 for the STARS Residencies program. Residencies that bring students and teachers together with practicing artists, scientists, and humanists to create rich cultural experiences in Massachusetts K-12 classrooms. Schools, individuals, and cultural organizations are eligible to apply. Residences must last a minimum of three days. Grants range from $2,500 to $6,100. Learn more.
Deadline: October 24, 2023
MASS MoCA Studio Residency Apply for a residency at the Studios at MASS MoCA and get space and time for your work, plus a whole lot more. As always, this is a FREE application, and there are lots of financial aid and fellowship opportunities. Learn more.
Deadline: November 8, 2023
Image credit: Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula. This infrared image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix Nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye. The nebula, located about 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, belongs to a class of objects called planetary nebulae. Read more.