Short Plays The Huntington Theatre Company will be hosting a Bake-Off Play Reading. The Bake-Off is a great chance for both professional and amateur writers to flex their muscles. Bake-Offs are 5 minute plays that are written quickly, on an assigned theme, and include assigned elements. This year’s theme is Romeo and Juliet. On March 18th they will host a reading of the Bake-Off plays on the Huntington Avenue Theatre stage. Learn more.
Craft Fellowship Every other year, the Society of Arts and Crafts gives out three awards of $3000 each given out to exceptional craft artists living and working in New England. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Performance Residency Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 Black Spacial Relics Residency (BSR). BSR is a new performance residency about slavery, justice and freedom. The 2019 BSR Residency will support the development of two new performance works that address and incorporate the public histories of slavery and contemporary issues of justice. The artists-in-residence should pay particular attention to land-based histories of both the slave trade and its legacies on the Eastern seaboard of the United States as well as histories of chattel slavery, fugitivity and liberation. Applicants should identify as Black and/or be of African descent. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Performing Artists New England States Touring (NEST) Grant is accepting applications for their next round of grants. NEST (New England States Touring) funds the presentation of New England-based performing artists within the New England region. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2019 (for projects on or after 07.01.19)
Outdoor Sculpture Seeking Outdoor Sculpture and Installations for the 5th “Art In the Orchard” biennial in Easthampton, MA. The event will draw approximately 30,000 visitors from August 10th to November 24th and feature 30 works. Selected artists receive a $500 honorarium. Work containing elements of whimsical, absurd, surreal and those that elicit emotional responses are encouraged as well as kinetic and site-specific work. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1st, 2019
Call to Performers U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles invited to perform at cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces outside of the U.S. to apply for the USArtists International grants. USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation. Learn more.
Deadline: April 3, 2019 (11:59 PM ET)
Call for Site-Specific Outdoor Art Artists and creative community members are encouraged to submit proposals of site-specific artwork for the 2019 Art on the Trails outdoor exhibition, Marking Territory. The exhibition will be installed in the Beals Preserve, Southborough, Massachusetts from June 12 – September 22, 2019. Juror is Shana Dumont Garr. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2019
Artist Residency Applications for the 2019-2020 Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship are currently being accepted from socially engaged and civic minded artist. The Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship is a nine-month residential program based in Washington, DC that supports emerging artists who create work rooted in social change. The fellowship provides space, time and access for emerging creative leaders who are working to promote meaningful social impact through their work. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2019
Visual Artist Award The biennial Prilla Smith Brackett Award honors an outstanding woman visual artist based in the Greater Boston area and is intended to draw attention to her exceptional contributions to the field and region. Recipients receive a $15,000 cash award to be used at the artist’s discretion, including to assist in career advancement through support for travel, research, early project development, project completion, studio costs, catalogue production, etc. Learn more.
Deadline: April 8, 2019 (5:00 PM)
Call to Artists The Natick Center Cultural District and the Town of Natick are excited to announce the second Call for Creatives to propose public works of art and design in Natick Center. All works produced for this Call are considered permanent works of art. As such, ultimate approval of their selection and location will rest with the Town’s Board of Selectmen and any other boards, commissions or agencies (as required). Selected finalists will receive an award of $500 for design concepts and up to an additional $1,500 for fabricating and installing selected proposals (the maximum award granted will be $2,000 for design, fabrication and installation of a selected concept). Learn more.
Deadline: May 13, 2019
Call for Photography Photographers are invited to submit to the San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards. $3,000 in prizes. Gallery Award photographs will be exhibited throughout the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography, and all award winning photographs will be published in Bokeh Bokeh Photo. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Image credit: Bust of a Flavian Woman. From the collection of the J. Paul Getty Art Museum. Artist unknown From Roman Empire, late 1st century A.D., Italian marble, 68 × 41 × 22 cm (26 3/4 × 16 1/8 × 8 11/16 in.).