Call for Artists The Esplanade Association has announced a new Public Art Opportunity to bring four pieces of art to the Esplanade in 2022! In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and Volunteers Incorporating Black Excellence, Inc. (VIBE) seeks up to four (4) qualified artists to design and install murals on electrical boxes along the Esplanade in May 2022. To be considered for the project, artists must submit a Statement of Interest form by January 21, 2022. Selected artists will receive a stipend for their contribution to the Esplanade. Learn more.
Deadline: January 21, 2022
Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships Artist Fellowships applications are now available. The Fellowships are direct grants to artists to recognize exceptional creative work. We are currently accepting applications in the following categories: Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, Painting, and Drawing & Printmaking. This year fellowships are $15,000 each and finalist awards are $5,000. Learn more about the fellowships.
Deadline: January 24, 2022
Frankenthaler Climate Awards The Frankenthaler Climate Awards are open. Presented by the Asia Society and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, these awards aim to foster climate change awareness through the imagination and insights of an upcoming generation of visual artists. Visual artists and collectives are invited to submit video artworks (e.g. digital video art, animation, film) or videos about visual artworks (e.g. documentation of 2D or 3D artworks, such as sculptures, photos, paintings, installation, or performance works) that tackle the climate change emergency. Each winner will receive $15,000. Learn more.
Deadline: January 20, 2022
New England Nonfiction Filmmakers LEF New England is now accepting submissions for Moving Image Fund grants from New England-based filmmakers making feature-length (40+ minute) non-fiction film projects. This program cycle accepts applications for Production grants of $15,000; and Post-production grants of $25,000 (Post-production applications are only open to projects that have received prior LEF funding). Learn more.
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: January 21, 2022
Opportunity Fund Artists, creatives, teaching artists, and cultural practitioners living in Boston can apply for a $5,000 Artist Career Development grant or a $10,000 Community Arts Experiences grant. Learn more.
Deadline: January 28, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Visual Arts Fellowships The Fine Arts Work Center located in Provincetown, MA, offers a 7-month Fellowship to 10 emerging visual artists each year from October 1 through April 30. Visual Arts Fellows are provided with a private furnished apartment and a separate work studio of approximately 400 sq ft. Fellows are awarded $1000 monthly stipend plus $1000 exit stipend to support relocation at the end of the Fellowship. Learn more
Deadline: February 1, 2022
Call for Artists The New Art Center in Newton invites artists to submit their work in all mediums for an upcoming exhibition, Art as Salve, curated by Ashleigh Coren. This exhibition in our BIPOC curatorial series will examine the concept of Healing Justice, which asks us to identify and uplift practitioners carrying out this work through honoring and amplifying their rituals and strategies for collective care and building resilience. To move beyond reflection and into justice and reconciliation, Art as Salve asks the question – how might art function as a holistic intervention for survivors of generational trauma and violence? What would happen if art was used as a symbol for care? Learn more.
Deadline: February 6, 2022
Call to Artists Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to their online exhibit, HUMANITY. Over $1,200 in cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in their online gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: February 11, 2022 at midnight (MST)
Boston Artists-in-Residence Program Applications are open for the fifth cohort of Boston Artists-in-Residence (Boston AIR). Through Boston AIR, a group of six artists will spend 15 months collaborating with a parallel group of City of Boston partners to co-design projects that imagine and test new approaches to challenges the City faces. We’re holding a virtual info session on January 26 at noon. Learn more.
Deadline: February 18, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Watercolorists The Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, MO, is pleased to announce a call for entries for Watercolor USA 2022, highlighting the very best in contemporary American watermedia. This year’s exhibit will run from June 4 through August 28, 2022. Learn more.
Deadline: February 22, 2022
Image credit: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, German, active from 1710 to the present. After Johann Joachim Kändler, German, 1706 – 1775. Small long-haired dog, sitting, head slightly turned; white with brown patches. Medium: hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel.
7 7/8 in. x 11 in. x 4 1/2 in. From the collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.