Of Note: The Cultural Equity Learning Community, a program of Arts Connect International. In this online learning community, they amplify the voices of artists, community organizers, and QTDBIPOC+* leaders for equity within the arts and culture sector, while integrating thoughtfully crafted lectures and space for self-reflection. Registration will close on Wednesday July 13th. Learn more and register.
Call to Artists Artists and photographers are invited to submit original artwork for acceptance to the Small Stones Festival of the Arts, a juried art show . Categories include Fine Arts Photography and Fine Art Painting & Drawing. Each category prizes include: First: $500; Second: $250; and Third: $100. Six prestigious jurors will select prizewinners among the accepted entries. Submission deadline occurs when entries reach 500. Questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The art call opens July 15, 2022, for Small Stones Festival of the Arts. Learn more.
Call to Berkshire Taconic Regional Artist The Martha Boschen Porter Fund – Up to $5K for artists in the Berkshire Taconic Region who are experiencing a significant change of direction. Funding supports these artists to work alone or in collaboration with other artists in the creation of new work. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2022
Greater Boston-based Artists The N+T Public Art Accelerator exists to support early-to-mid-career Greater Boston-based artists who demonstrate need and interest in creating object-based works in Boston’s neighborhoods with the skills (e.g., budgeting, project management) and sensibilities (e.g., consensus-building, empathy, ability to communicate a vision and involve others clearly) to succeed in the dynamic field of public art. Cohort-model workshops support the development of these skills. Four artists will be selected to participate in approximately 14 workshops led by N+T’s Executive Director, Curator, Community Partnership Manager, and Curatorial Fellow, alongside racially diverse workshop instructors selected for their range of experience and expertise. Selected artists receive $1,500 to participate in workshops while developing a project proposal to present for $25,000 in project funding. Learn more.
Virtual Drop-in session for questions: July 13, 13:30p, register
Deadline: July 17, 2022
Call to Cambridge, Boston Artists If you’re a Cambridge or Boston artist who is interested in working together on future performances, gallery shows, public art installations, professional development classes, or becoming a vendor in an art market with the Harvard Ed Portal contact them. Learn more.
Small Business Survey The Coalition for an Equitable Economy, MassINC Polling Group and Mass Growth Capital Corporation are partnering to conduct an important statewide survey about the issues impacting small businesses in Massachusetts. The purpose of the poll is to assess the current needs of small businesses (especially businesses of color) to identify service and resource gaps they face and to inform short-term and long-term programs and policies amongst the sponsoring organizations and more broadly. This poll is intended to be statewide and will be available for the benefit of all participating organizations. To boost participation, they are providing a gift card incentive:· They are raffling twenty gift cards in amounts of $250, $500, and $1,000 for respondents that provide an email and phone number. They invite you to participate in the Coalition for an Equitable Economy, MassINC Polling Group and MGCC Statewide Small Business Survey outreach. It is currently available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Mandarin.
Survey deadline: July 28, 2022.
New England States Touring Grant New England States Touring (NEST) funds performances, readings, and screenings of work by regional, national, and international artists presented by New England-based nonprofit organizations. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2022
Call for Art The Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University invites submissions of artwork to be considered for our upcoming gallery exhibition Moving Towards Our North Star. We are interested in art that relates to the theme of multi-racial democracy, or that portrays the artist’s expression of their own personal or collective North Star. We invite artists to reflect on what guides them, what inspires them, and what holds them accountable as they navigate the world and advance the common good. Read the complete call for art, which includes submission instructions. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2022
NEW: Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Individuals are unrestricted $5,000 grants to creatives and gig workers to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and set a path for growth. Read the program guidelines. Key dates for this program include:
Application opens: August 15, 2022
Information sessions: August 23 and October 6, 2022
Application deadline: November 1, 2022
Image credit: Boy with Dog, c. 1800, Japan, Edo period (1615-1868), wood with lacquer and color, 15 3/4 in. From the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.