Of Note: Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. See the participating Blue Star Museums and Organizations in Massachusetts.
Call for Proposals The Emily Dickinson Museum is now accepting proposals for audience-centered workshops, panel discussions, and participatory programs for the The Amherst Poetry Festival (Sep 19-21, 2019). Especially encouraged are proposals from groups of poets, proposals that engage young attendees, that appeal to people who are new to poetry, and that involve hands-on participation. A $200 honorarium will be provided per accepted event. Learn more.
Deadline: July 25, 2019
Call to Artists Post Office Gallery in North Truro, MA invites visual artists to participate in Chaos and Order, their second Summer 2019 Open Call Juried Exhibit. Selections will be based on artistic and creative quality and space allotment. No entry fee. Retail price assumes a typical 50% gallery commission. All media will be considered. You may make up to three submissions interpreting the theme Chaos and Order by e-mailing high definition JPEGS to Director@PostOfficeGallery.com. Include your name, the title, size, medium and price of each piece in the body of the e-mail. Be sure to note “Chaos and Order” in your submission. (Drop off instructions will be sent at the time of acceptance notice.) Post Office Gallery, 38 Shore Road, North Truro, MA 02652.
Deadline: July 29, 2019
Call for Solo Exhibitions The 2020 HBI ARTIST PROGRAM provides an artist the opportunity to have a solo exhibition for twelve weeks at the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University starting March 2020. They invite proposals that relate to the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute’s mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and gender. Learn more.
Deadline July 31, 2019
Call for Art The Screen@SAB is accepting submissions for SCREEN2019: CLIMATES, a month-long moving image exhibition held in the Studio Arts Building at UMASS Amherst, Fall 2019. “We live in a time and place where extreme and polarized “Climates” are the new norm. We seek work that speaks to, resists, deconstructs, makes sense of, exposes, explores, re-imagines, and questions current, past, and future Climates; be they environmental, political, fantastical, ideological, spiritual or philosophical.” Work should have been completed within the last three years. With sound or silent. Shorter works preferred – up to 10 minutes. Up to two submissions per person. The Screen@SAB is a 55″ flat screen monitor installed in the atrium commons area of the Studio Arts Building. Submission is free. Accepted works must be in mp4 format. Please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: Subject line: Fall 2019. Screening. In the body of the email include: 1. Name, 2. Title, 3. Medium (video, animation, etc.), 4. Duration, 5. Year, 6. Link to the full version of work, and password if applicable, 7. Description/statement about work, 8. Short bio, 9. Website. Artists will be notified of acceptance by the end of the first week in August. Accepted works must be sent via WeTransfer or similar service, or by vimeo download.
Deadline: July 31, 2019
Photographers The Cambridge Art Association is looking for photographs for its 2019 Open Photo Exhibit. It will run through October and be juried by Karen Haas, the Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Short Story Award Entries are currently being accepted for the Gival Press Short Story award. The winner receives $1,000 and publication on the Gival Press website. Submit a story of 5,000 to 15,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: August 8, 2019
Of Note: The Boston Center for the Arts 2019 Public Artist Resident Shaka Dendy is organizing a series of free public Youth Basketball Drives on the BCA Public Plaza and Black Market in Dudley Square, where kids can sign up to trade in a used basketball for a brand new one. The used basketballs will find new life as part of Shaka’s large-scale public sculpture, titled Gestures of Incompleteness, unveiling on BCA’s Public Plaza on Thursday, August 8 | 6–9 pm.
Female Playwrights The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women was founded by Yellow Rose Productions, with permission of Beth Henley, to encourage and recognize the new works of female playwrights. The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women aims to give voice to the stories of this generation and to bring into the spotlight important works that have been crafted. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2019
Non-Representational Painters Entries are currently being accepted for the 2020 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award. Open to U.S. artists, aged 25 -35; Year 2020 is for Non-Representational paintings. Awards: $10,000.00 Yeck Purchase Award; 2nd Place, $2500.00; 3rd Place, $2000.00. Learn more.
Deadline: September 19, 2019
Dance, Choreography New England Foundation for the Art’s National Dance Project Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for U.S. based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors or for current NDP artist grantees to connect in person to explore feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works. Rolling deadline.
Image credit: Still from Margo Guernsey’s documentary film The Philadelphia Eleven, about the women who defied the leadership of the Episcopal church in 1974, and became the first women priests.
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