Help for Homeowners and Renters Emergency Rental Assistance: Funding of $21.6 Billion Available to Assist Homeowners and Renters. The arts and cultural sector was hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with high unemployment rates for artists and members of the creative industries. Arts practitioners and artists who have been experiencing housing instability, or are having trouble making rent payments as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are not alone. Federal, state, and local governments are offering help with housing expenses and avoiding eviction. Visit the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s mortgage and housing assistance site to find out what this means for you and what you can do.
Call for Art Artist from across New England are invited to submit work to be included in the annual Fall exhibit Artoberfest at Salem Arts Association galleries, located at 159 Derby Street in Salem, MA. Artoberfest explores the history, inspiration, and interpretation of Halloween, Witchcraft, and Autumn in New England. The exhibit will be curated by the Exhibitions Committee of Salem Arts Association. The exhibition juror will be Erica Feldmann of HausWitch. In addition to the in-person exhibit, Artoberfest will also be exhibited online in Salem Arts’ virtual gallery. Learn more.
Drop Off Submissions: August 29, 2021, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Call for Art Entries are currently being accepted for the exhibition Invisible Disabilities, a virtual on-line exhibition in a 3-Dimensional 360 degree gallery. It is open to current, renewing and new Unbound Visual Arts’ members. Non-members may join UVA after they receive word of their acceptance. There is an option for low-income to receive a complimentary membership. Non-media art and new media are in all formats are welcome and encouraged. Non-media art includes 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works such as paintings, sculptures, photographs, collages, drawings, quilts, videos, poetry, recorded performances, stories, etc. Curated by Samantha M Joyce. Learn more.
Deadline: August 30, 2021
COVID-19 Relief Grant The fourth cycle of CERF+’s COVID-19 Relief Grant will begin accepting applications on August 10th and will close on August 31, 2021. Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, as well as folk and traditional artists. Due to the magnitude of this pandemic, artists that received a COVID-19 Relief Grant in a previous cycle are not eligible to receive another COVID-19 Relief Grant. Their goal is to provide some relief to as many artists as possible. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2021
Filmmakers Fund AXS Film Fund is for creators of color in documentary filmmaking or nonfiction new media who identify as having a disability. Up to five creators will be awarded with grants of up to $10,000 each to assist them in finishing their projects in any stage of production. Learn more.
Deadline: September 3, 2021
Craft Artists The Society of Arts + Crafts invites artists all media to apply for their annual, juried CraftBoston Holiday Online, taking place Nov. 12, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022. Our holiday showcase features work that is suitable for gift giving, including clothing, toys, jewelry, and home decor. Learn more.
Deadline: September 3, 2021
Women Entrepreneurs from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities The WIPO Training, Mentoring and Matchmaking Program on Intellectual Property for Women Entrepreneurs from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (the Program) aims to strengthen the capacity of indigenous and local community women entrepreneurs to make strategic and effective use of intellectual property tools in support of their entrepreneurial activities. The Program has a practical approach, consisting of two phases: a training phase and a mentoring and matchmaking phase. The training phase will consist of a virtual practical workshop in October 2021 and a mentoring and matchmaking phase the following year. Open to up to 25 women entrepreneurs from indigenous peoples and local communities who are planning or have already initiated a project or business based on traditional knowledge and/or traditional cultural expressions with an intellectual property component. Learn more.
Deadline: September 6, 2021
Call to Artists Creatives of all mediums and backgrounds: apply to this year’s (virtual) Allston-Brighton Winter Market 2021. With over 20,000 online visitors, this virtual marketplace celebrates local creative entrepreneurship by uniting buyers with fine art, artisanal goods, unique services, one-of-a-kind commissions and handcrafted gifts. Each vendor’s online store is featured on the Harvard Ed Portal website in an interactive showcase. In addition to wares, we are looking for independent artists whose art business is experiential, commission, or service-based, such as photographers, designers, tattoo artists or personal chefs. Surprise us! Whether you sell terrariums or nail art, comic books or salsa lessons, submit an application. Learn more.
Deadline: September 10, 2021
Call to Artists Art Fluent invites artists o submit artwork to their online exhibit, Into the Wild. Over $1,000 in cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: September 24, 2021 at midnight (MST)
Call to Artists Entries are currently being accepted for the Cambridge Art Association’s (CAA) fall biennial BLUE. CAA welcomes artists of all ages to submit work for consideration for BLUE 2021. All artists must be living and working in New England (MA, ME, NH, VT, CT, RI). Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 11:59pm EST
Image credit: Olaus Magnus’s Sea Serpent, c. 1544, 34 x 28 cm. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.