Film and Video Artists The LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund is accepting applications for Pre-Production funding for independent documentary film and video projects. Through the Moving Image Fund, LEF provides funding across all phases of production, supporting films from the early risk-taking stage, through a film’s completion. Up to 7 grants of $5,000 for projects in the pre-production phase will be awarded. Contact: Sara Archambault.
Deadline: June 10, 2011, 5 PM
Dance Residency Boston Center for the Arts is now accepting applications for their 2011-2012 season. Read more.
Deadline: June 13, 2011
Artist-in-Residence and Assistantship Opportunity on Martha’s Vineyard Applications are now being accepted for an artist-in-residency program (September 1-14, 2011) to create temporary, site-specific works on Martha’s Vineyard. In addition, artists interested in residencies but lacking the experience to apply for more established programs are encouraged to apply as assistants to the artists-in-residence. Sculpture students or those with extensive wood-working skills preferred. Housing will be provided at the Point Way Inn (Edgartown), as well as a site for working and some supplies. Artists of all disciplines and nationalities are invited to apply. Work with wood and/or the environment is not necessary to apply for a residency. Send 6 images (6 slides or images on a CD), a resume and statement, indicating why this opportunity interests you, a possible work plan/proposal and what you hope to gain from the experience by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by mail (Mary Sherman, 516 E. 2nd Street #30, Boston, MA 02127). Artists will be notified by July 15, 2011.
Deadline: June 15, 2011 (received date, not postmarked)
Museum Lovers The ICA announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across the U.S. to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011. See the complete list of participating Massachusetts museums.
Radio Art & Sound Art Work Radio As An Arts Space, CONA Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing is accepting submissions of contemporary sound art works. Selected works will be included in the exhibition Radio As An Arts Space which will be broadcast by radioCona and will appear at in situ locations in December 2011. The exhibition will at the same time occupy the radio frequencies and audio streams of international partners. The broadcast will be constituted as a gallery space with a curated exhibition delineated by the curators’ collection of selected works and featuring works selected through this open call. Questions: email@example.com.
Deadline: June 25, 2011
Calling All Poets, Writers The respected literary magazine Fence is accepting open submissions of poems and stories throughout the month of June. See the online submission system to submit, and for more information.
Deadline: June 30, 2011, 5 PM
Call for Artists: The Winchester Cultural Council is holding a juried art fair on August 6 at the Farmer’s Market on the Town Common. A jury comprised of WCC members, practicing artists, art teachers, and committee members will judge original artwork of professional quality in any medium for acceptance. A cash prize will be awarded for Best in Show. Approximately 25 booth spaces are available. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2011
Flash Fiction Newport Review is now accepting submissions of original, unpublished flash fiction stories, including prose poetry and experimental forms, for the 2011 Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest. Stories should be no more than 1,000 words (no minimum). The contest has $500 in prizes, and all stories submitted will be considered for publication in Newport Review. Meg Pokrass is guest judge. Find entry fees, guidelines, and more information.
Deadline: October 1, 2011, at 11:59 PM
Call for Artists Artists are invited to apply for participation in Art at the Farm 2011, an outdoor show and sale planned for August 20, 11 AM – 5 PM during the West Barnstable Village Festival. The event takes place rain or shine, and participants may be required to bring a display tent, as well as their display equipment. Each artist is responsible for processing their own sales transactions. Meetinghouse Farm, Route 149 in West Barnstable. Questions: 508-362-3961, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
Zion National Park Artist-in-Residency Zion National Park is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Artist-in-Residence Program. Questions: 435-772-0184.
Deadline: July 22, 2011
Image credit: Photograph of wooden mannequin running by Lucky Luke.