City of Boston Survey for Creative Workers and Artists This survey is designed in partnership with MASSCreative to gather information about creative workers and artists in Massachusetts to help advocate for freelancers, gig workers, and the self-employed in our cultural communities and to ensure that artists and creative workers are getting the support they need.
Call to Artists The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists to submit work to their online exhibition Just Like a Woman. All winners will be displayed in their online gallery. Just Like a Woman seeks artwork that speaks to the layers of what it means to be female; her value, her mystery, her complexity, her beauty, and her possibilities. Celebrate women from all over the world in their strength and vulnerability. Show your perspective women of all ages and stages that reveal aspects of the feminine core. 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 May 1, 2020
Call to Artists Castle of our skins is seeking a Creative-in-Residence for their 2020-2021 season. Born out of the desire to foster cultural curiosity, Castle of our Skins is a concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry. From classrooms to concert halls, Castle of our Skins invites exploration into Black heritage and culture, spotlighting both unsung and celebrated figures of past and present. This opportunity is open to artists and creatives of all practice types (not just musicians), and there is no fee to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: May 3, 2020
Photographers EXPOSURE 2020, the 24th Annual Photographic Resource Center juried exhibition. This year’s juror is Makeda Best, Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums. Learn more.
Deadline: May 8, 2020
Photographers The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process. Learn more.
Deadline: May 13, 2020
Documentary Photography Prize The Lange-Taylor Prize is intended to support artists, working alone or in teams, who are engaged in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that fully exploit the relationship of words and images in the powerful, persuasive representation of a subject. The prize is not awarded for completed projects or to support the production of a book, exhibit, website, or other outcomes. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Poster Design Competition The 16th Montreal International Black Film Festival is accepting entries for its annual poster design competition. No Entry Fee. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Call to Ceramic Artists Pots In Isolation; Ceramic Artists Respond To The COVID-19 Pandemic, A Virtual Exhibition. Any ceramic artist who has recently created work in reaction to the coronavirus, or inspired by issues related to the pandemic, is encouraged to submit up to five images of their work for inclusion in this on-line exhibition. There is no application fee for this exhibit. Please provide the following information with each submission: your name, your contact information, title, dimensions, date of completion, medium/techniques employed, a mercifully brief narrative of theme, imagery, source of inspiration, etc. (optional). This is not a sales event but contact information/artists’ web sites will, with participating artists’ approval, be linked to each image included in the display. Number of images: up to five. Image format: jpegs of compressed file size for submission, higher display-quality versions must be available for final selection. Exhibition format and dates: TBD. We are still in the initial stages of planning, and much will depend on the level of response to this call for entry, but we hope to have a display ready to go public by the end of June at the latest. Send all submissions to Stephen Earp at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Stephen Earp at email@example.com.
Deadline: May 15, 2020 (midnight)
Artist Grant The Hopper Prize is offering 5 individual artist grants of $1,000. This is an open call, all media eligible. Grant submissions will be juried by curators: Amber Esseiva, Associate Curator, Institute for Contemporary Art VCU, and Leila Groth, Associate Curator for Contemporary Art, Baltimore Museum of Art. In addition to grants, 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Learn more.
Deadline: May 19, 2020
Art Writers Grant The Arts Writers Grant supports emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. Learn more.
Deadline: May 20, 2020 (11:59pm ET)
Image credit: Charles White teaching life drawing at the South Side Community Center in Chicago, circa 1940. Holger Cahill papers photo, 1910-1993 (Smithsonian Archives of American Art).