Financial Planning for Creatives Join this discussion about how you, as an artist or creative, can think about your career from a financial planning perspective. This will be an open discussion, led by Larson Gunness, an independent financial planner and Certified Financial Planner practitioner, who also has a creative practice. Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 5-7 PM at The Provincetown Commons with Hybrid Zoom Option. Learn more and register.
Practice Best Practice Free Online Workshop Writing Placemaking Grants, February 15, 2023, 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Publicly accessible art and community participation are at the heart of many arts and culture grants, known as place-based grants. This workshop will cover the basic building blocks that make up a proposal, including the review process and how to persevere through rejection. Led by reviewers and successful grant writers with place-based grant experience, they will discuss what makes a good proposal and what makes a good placemaking project. Participants will leave empowered and prepared to write a grant proposal. Learn more and register.
Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. Learn more.
Deadline: February 17, 2023
Call for Artists Public Art Commission for the Rhode Island College, Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Horace Mann Hall. Budget: Two artworks will be commissioned: an exterior work at $100,000 and an interior work(s) at $35,000. This Call is open to all professional artists. The exterior commission is open nationally, while the interior commission is reserved for Rhode Island artists only. Learn more.
Deadline Extended: February 20, 2023 11:59 pm
Mudflat Pottery School Summer Artists of Color Residency Applicants are invited at any career stage, to apply for a short term ceramic residency program at Mudflat Pottery School in Somerville, MA. This residency program will be offered during a flexible period within the summer months. Mudflat will provide support to candidates to structure the residency to further their artistic career, facilitating mentorship relationships, as desired, within the area(s) of interest. Residency includes a studio space at Mudflat Pottery School, $2,500 per month stipend towards housing, materials, & expenses, and more. Learn more.
Deadline: February 25, 2023
Public Art Leadership Award The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Newell Flather Award for Leadership in Public Art. Through the Newell Flather Leadership Award in Public Art, they hope to celebrate and lift up leaders, artists, and arts administrators in the field who are helping us live into these new realities. Each recipient is awarded $5,000 of unrestricted funds for their impact in the field. They are particularly looking to honor unsung and emerging leaders in the field of public art. Learn more.
Deadline: February 27, 2023
Women’s Prose Prize Entries are currently being accepted for Red Hen Press’s Women’s Prose Prize of $1,000 as well as publication. The award is given annually for a book of fiction or nonfiction by a writer who identifies as a woman. Cai Emmons will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a story or essay collection, a novel, memoir, or other manuscript of prose of 25,000 to 80,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: February 28, 2023
Call to Cambridge Artists The City of Cambridge invites local artists to submit their illustrations, prints, photographs, or other 2D media to the third Vacant Storefront Creative Design Contest. Six winners will receive a $1,000 prize and their artwork will be displayed in windows of vacant commercial properties in Cambridge. This will be the first Vacant Storefront Design Contest since 2020. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2023
Artist Residency The Ucross Residency Program in Sheridan, Wyoming, is currently accepting applications. This residency program is open to visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, and performance artists, as well as collaborative teams. Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field. Ucross provides each artist with living accommodations, meals, work space, and uninterrupted time so that the artists can focus on their creative process. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2023
National Dance Project Production Grant NDP Production Grants provide funds to approximately 20 artists/companies to create new dance projects and touring subsidies to the U.S. organizations who bring that project to their communities. Grants are awarded through a two-stage application process. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2023
Call to Muralists Arts Collaborative Medford is excited to announce a request for proposals for artists to create a mural for the front of their new community arts center at 162 Mystic Avenue in South Medford, MA. The themes of Collaboration and Connectivity are a point of departure to create a mural that reflects our establishment of a welcoming and inclusive space for the experience, appreciation and creation of art, and the dynamic Medford community in which we are located. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2023, 11:59PM
Performing Artists The New England States Touring program (NEST) has three distinct grant opportunities and all three are accepting applications through March 1, 2023:
• NEST 1: Funds the public presentation and engagement of a New England artist presented by a New England nonprofit organization.
• NEST 2: Funds the public presentation and community engagement activities of a New England artist presented by two New England nonprofit organizations. Tours must include one presenting organization based inside of the artist’s home state and one other organization from outside of the artist’s home state.
• NEST 3: Funds tours, including public presentation and community engagement activities, of regional, national, or international artists presented by New England nonprofit organizations. Tours must include a minimum of three New England organizations in different communities presenting the same artist. The organizations applying must be from at least two different New England states.
Arts Reporting Fellow Applications are now open to be WBUR’s next arts reporting fellow. It’s an awesome chance to embed with their team, report on the local arts scene and launch new projects. Learn more.
Deadline: March 12, 2023
Capacity-Building Grants for Pittsfield Artists Over the next two years, Assets for Artists will focus resources on creatives who live or have studio space within Pittsfield, MA, starting with the first of two Capacity-Building grant cohorts. which includes an unrestricted grant of $2,000 paid upon completion of a simple written plan. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2023
Call for Art Entries are currently being accepted for the Twentieth ArtsWorcester Biennial, an exhibition that has included a range of the region’s best visual art since 1985. This year’s Biennial will be juried by Conor Moynihan, Assistant Curator, Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the RISD Museum. The winner of the Sally Bishop Biennial Prize will receive a $1,000 cash award and a solo exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum during their 2023-24 season. The ArtsWorcester Biennial has no theme. All media are welcome, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, fiber, fine craft, digital art, and video. Learn more.
Deadline: March 22, 2023
Image credit: Edward Kemeys, born Savannah, GA 1843-died Washington, DC 1907, plaster sculpture, 4 5/8 x 6 x 3 1/8 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of J. Willis Johnson. Edward Kemeys’ extensive study of animals in the wild gave him a feeling for their characters. His sculptures convey a wildness and individuality that were lost to animals in captivity. Although the beasts in many of his sculptures appear at rest, we often get the sense that more is happening in the wider environment.