Of Note: UMass Continuing and Professional Education is conducting a week-long workshop (August 19 – 23, 2019) on Health and Safety in the Studio: Hazards and Precautions in Art and Theater Work.
Of Note: The Network for Arts Administrators of Color invites new members who self-identify as Massachusetts arts administrators of color to join the organization. The Network was established by ArtsBoston in 2016 with the intent to empower, elevate, and retain talented professionals of color in the sector. The organization features events, networking, workshops, support, and opportunities to connect online and in-person. Participants self-identify as people of color and as arts administrators (artists administering their own careers are encouraged to join, as well). Learn more and sign up.
Chapbooks Bull City Press is encouraging submissions of chapbook-length manuscripts (poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction – with an emphasis on flash fiction) for its Summer 2019 Chapbook Open Reading Period. Submission fees are “pay what you want.” Learn more.
Deadline: July 5, 2019
Call to Artists The Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and the Boston Art Commission invite artists to submit conceptual proposals for transformative public artwork, with particular interest in murals and temporary projects with social practice, participatory artmaking, or educational programming that celebrate the diversity of the city. They hope to commission at least 4-5 projects with budgets ranging between $5,000 and $20,000. Learn more.
Deadline: July 7, 2019 (midnight) EDT
Call to Artists Entries are currently being accepted for the 16th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition at the Ames Mansion Museum, Borderland State Park, North Easton, MA. $2,000 in awards. Juror: Irena Roman, Fine Artist, Professor of Art, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA. Exhibit: September 17–October 5, 2019. All mediums including photography. For more information send SASE to BANJAE, 4 Essex Rd., Sharon, MA 02067 or read more.
Deadline: July 13, 2019
New England Filmmakers NewEnglandFilm.com is offering a free open call for the New England Film Star Award, a grant for a film by a New England filmmaker marginalized by race, gender, sexuality, able-bodiedness, or other. The award recipient will receive a range of monetary certificates for equipment, professional development sessions, event space for a screening, memberships, and other career-building support. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2019
Artist Mentorship Program The Queer Art Mentorship was founded to develop an intergenerational and interdisciplinary network of support and shared knowledge for LGBTQ+ artists. The program nurtures exchange between artists at all levels of their careers, working against a social separation between generations and disciplines. Learn more.
Deadline: July 18, 2019
Artist Grants Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund Grants available in painting, sculpture, printmaking or mixed media to mid-career artists with financial need in New England and Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties, N.Y. Nonprofit organizations wishing to show, commission or purchase work by mature artists living in New England may also apply. Grants range up to $10,000. Applications and artwork must be submitted online. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Music Performance Grants Music Drives Us offers Performance Grants to support musicians who have a passion for the shared musical performance experience. New England musicians providing free concerts in New England that incorporate an educational component are eligible to apply. Music Drives Us supports varied musical genres such as jazz, classical music, blues, rock and roll, or international music. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Call to Artists The Cambridge Art Association is seeking photographs for their upcoming Open Photo Exhibit held at the University Place Gallery from October 3 – 31, 2019. This exhibition will be juried by Karen Haas, the Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 2001. Haas is responsible for a large collection of photographs by American modernists such as Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Imogen Cunningham and has completed various publications and exhibitions on this topic. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Call for Artists The Kingston Gallery has announced a call for Associate Members. These members enable the gallery to meaningfully engage with a number of artists and to exhibit a wide range of high-quality contemporary art. The Associates are a group of 10-12 who regularly meet at the gallery throughout the year and participate in many Kingston gallery activities, including organizing, installing, and staffing the well-received Associates’ annual exhibition each year. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2019
One Act Plays The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival seeks submissions for unpublished, previously unproduced One-Act plays as part of their annual contest. Grand Prize winner will receive $1500, a professional staged reading at the next festival, a VIP all-access pass to the festival, and receive publication of the winning play in Bayou Magazine. This year’s judge is Peter Hagan, President of Dramatists Play Service. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Image credit: Animated gif from Okult Motion Pictures. In public domain.