Webinars with Arts Administrators Arts Administration Association New England is holding a series of “Sip and Chat” webinars with arts administrators from the region. On May 14, 2020, 4 PM, there is a discussion with Nick Capasso (Director, Fitchburg Museum), Denise Lebica (Director, Fuller Craft Museum), and Laura Marotta and Stacy Taylor (Co-founders, Creative Hub Worcester). A discussion on May 21, 2020, 4 PM features Mary Sherman (Executive Director, TransCultural Exchange), Jerry Beck (Executive Director, Artspace Maynard; Founder, Revolving Museum), and Susan Rodgerson (Founding Executive/Artistic Director Artists For Humanity).
Call to Artists The City of Salem, MA invites artists to submit qualifications for a $30,000 public art commission grant award to create a portrait of a Naumkeag leader or other prominent Indigenous community member to commemorate the Indigenous Peoples of Salem, MA. The Salem Public Art Commission, in conjunction with the City of Salem Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services; Mayor Kimberley Driscoll or her designee; the Massachusett Ponkapoag Tribal Council and other Indigenous community stakeholders, will be the acting Art Jury managing the artist selection process. To be considered for this commission, submit your qualifications via email to firstname.lastname@example.org as well as email@example.com. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2020 (4:00 p.m)
Survey for Creative Workers & Artists The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston is tasked with ensuring equity in the storytelling and the distribution of resources related to COVID-19. 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. Take the survey.
Submitathon Writers can sign up to participate in Submitathon! with Jill McDonough (Poetry Finalist ’18) and GrubStreet Writers. It’s an evening of submitting work in any genre, talking about submitting work, thinking about where to publish your work, answering your questions about submitting work, and then submitting more of your own work. The free event takes place via Zoom June 5, 2020, 6-8 PM. Learn more.
Sketches of Impossible Site-specific Art Impossible Sites invites American artists to submit sketches for impossible site-specific artworks for a cash award and inclusion in an online zine. This open call is intended to support artists living and working in the United States who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Black Cube, a nomadic art museum, will award 5 artists $650 each for selected sketch submissions. Learn more.
Deadline: June 5, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
Call to Artists Strange Figurations is a thematic exhibition open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations. Open to all media, techniques and styles from the realist to the surreal and visionary. The exhibition will be held online on the Limner Gallery web site, September 1 – 30, 2020, and will also be viewable on the site thereafter until June of 2021. The exhibition will also be published in a both a print and digital magazine format that will be distributed through direct mail to Limner Gallery collectors and metropolitan bookstores. Learn more.
Deadline June 30, 2020
Call to Artists of Color A new source of relief funds if you are an artist of color and live along the Fairmount Indigo Line (Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan or Hyde Park). Made possible through the Kresge Foundation, the fund will grant $1,000 to be utilized at your discretion. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Printmakers Zea Mays Printmaking is offering online workshops and videos. Learn how to make prints, collage and inks. Learn more.
Fiction Salamander Magazine’s fiction contest, judged by Elliot Ackerman, is now open for submissions. Past winners have been included in the Best American Short Stories and the O.Henry Prize Stories. Prizes of $1,000 and $500 plus publication. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2020
Call to Artists Bromfield Gallery in Boston is seeking artwork that sizzles in the heat of August: that burns or sears the eye or imagination, that punches with an extra dose of pizzazz or excitement. Open to all media, 2D or 3D, any interpretation of the theme. Artwork may have colors that sizzle or content that heats up. Any style, from realistic to abstract. Have fun! Submit artwork that provokes, challenges, illuminates! This is an international, online exhibition. Submission by online jpgs. All work must be for sale. No restrictions on size. 50% gallery commission. Minimum sale price: $600. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2020
Call for Art Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon invites the public to participate in a community engagement project, Call for Art: In Union, Remotely, with artwork which may be submitted in a variety of mediums. All submissions should draw inspiration from the Shakers’ values or way of life, which the participants can learn more about in the Shaker Museum’s comprehensive online collection. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2020 (midnight)
Image credit: Mirror case with boys at play, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), China, Silk and metallic-thread embroidery on silk gauze, 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.