Call to Artists Montserrat College of Art is accepting proposals for installations, murals, and exhibitions at their 301 Cabot Street building. They have two window-front galleries (Side A and Side B), both roughly 8X16’. Artists will be shown in roughly one-month cycles. Selected artists will be awarded a $500 honorarium for the completion of their project and participation in a public Virtual-Visiting Artist talk. They are interested in all visual media and encourage projects that push boundaries and challenge the space. Artists will be expected to work independently, provide all their own supplies, tools, display implements, and install/de-install according to schedule. Accepted artists will receive: $500 honorarium; exhibition space for roughly one month; website hosted on Montserrat.edu; media coverage; a recorded Visiting Artist talk. Submissions will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis. They encourage artists to apply as soon as they have a concept.
Webinars with Arts Administrators Arts Administration Association New England is holding a series of “Sip and Chat” webinars with arts administrators from the region. The next discussion is August 27, 2020, 4 PM, featuring Kelly Pedersen, Executive Director, Fort Point Arts Community; Luke Blackadar, Director of Legal Services for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston; and Anita Lauricella, Senior Planner/Project Manager, Downtown Boston Business Improvement District.
Call for Small Work Stories Artists are invited to participate in the Small Works Project with Mo Willems. For 50 weekdays beginning August 24, they will spotlight one Small Work Story and pair it with an original small artwork by Mo Willems. As a way of thanking each spotlighted storyteller’s small act, we will mail them Mo’s paired small work of art to keep. Learn more.
Crafts The Society of Arts + Crafts is accepting applications for the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship, a prestigious cash award of $25,000 awarded annually. The fellowship is intended to support an early-career furniture artist looking to fulfill an apprenticeship, further develop their skills, and/or make the transition to independence. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2020
Social Practice Residency The Currier Museum of Art is accepting applications for their Artists in the Community 2021 Residency. Artists with a history of social engagement in their work can apply for this social practice residency, which comes with a stipend, travel allowance, materials budget, and housing in a fully-furnished home in Manchester, NH. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2020
Call for Billboard Public Art at a Time Like This and Save Art Space seek submissions for an open call for the public art project Ministry of Truth: 1984/2020, which will present artworks on billboards around the city of New York. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2020
Photographers Entries are currently being accepted for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s 2020 Photography Contest. Learn more.
Deadline: September 3, 2020 at 11:59 EDT
Emergency Grants for Craft Artists CERF+ is now accepting applications for the second cycle of their COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. This program will provide one-time $1,000 grants to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances due to food, housing, and/or health insecurities. Learn more.
Deadline: September 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Call for Artists The Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library is looking for an artist to create a permanent public installation. It is open to national and international artists, with a strong preference for artists connected to Roxbury. A virtual information session will be held on September 2, 2020. Learn more.
Deadline: September 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. ET.
Harvard University Radcliffe Fellowship Program Applications are currently being accepted for Harvard University’s Radcliffe Fellowship Program. Fellows are in residence from September 2021–May 2022 and receive full-time Harvard appointments as visiting fellows, office or studio space, a stipend of $78,000, and an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses. Learn more.
Deadline: September 10, 2020
Choreographers Through the New England Dance Fund, NEFA will award small, catalytic grants of $500 to $1,000 directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance. Learn more.
Deadline: September 29, 2020
Call to Artists The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for Paperworks VII, a paper-centric exhibition that will focus on how paper can be utilized in art. Last held at the Foundry in 2013, this juried exhibition is open to all artists who utilize paper as an integral component of expression. They want to ask artists how they push this ancient, tactile experience of using paper to create book arts, sculptures, and other forms of fine art. All two and three dimensional work will be considered for this physical and virtual exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: October 4, 2020
Call to Artists Beard and Weil Galleries at Wheaton College invite artists to submit to Postcards from the Pandemic, an exhibition of responses to COVID-19. The exhibition aims to provide a glimpse into individual experiences through collectively displayed postcard-sized work. All submissions will be accepted. The artwork will not be returned; all pieces will become part of a COVID-19 archive in the Wheaton College Permanent Collection. The “postcards” can take any form, restricted only by size. Learn more.
Deadline: October 5, 2020
Pioneer Valley Arts Mentorship Program Applications are being accepted for the Pioneer Valley Arts Mentorship Program’s arts mentorship cohort. They will be matching 10 arts mentors with 10 mentees on a rolling basis, pairing artists with 15+ years of professional experience with younger artists ages 18+ or those considering a career change. Commitment: Mentors and mentees connect online or, pandemic allowing, in person once every two weeks for a six month period. Learn more.
Deadline: rolling basis until all slots are filled
Call to Artists The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists to submit work for their online exhibition Wild Things. All winners will be displayed in their online gallery. Wild Things invites artists to explore their vision of all things wild! Animals have fascinated artists since the Stone Age as actual and symbolic creatures. We revel in their raw intrinsic nature that is surrounded by an essence of power, vulnerability, and instinct. Open to all fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, watermedia, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, digital art) except video. Learn more.
Deadline: October 23, 2020
Image credit: US postal stamp of Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa. Stamp designed by Ethel Kessler.