Call for Art: Fountain Street gallery in Boston is now accepting submissions for its international call for art, 11:11–Depth of Perception, January 2 – 27, 2019. Artists are encouraged to submit works that ranges from the bold and socio-political to the subtle and poetic. It is a call to take a break from the mundane and to look at the bigger picture. This call is an open question and asks artists to interpret it widely when selecting works to submit. All mediums accepted. Installation and new media work is encouraged. A curator’s choice and two honorable mentions will be awarded. Juror: Karina Kelley and Bill Stelling, Kelley Stelling Contemporary, Manchester, NH. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2018 (11:59PM)
Poets Entries are currently being accepted for the Morton Marr Poetry Prize, an endowment by Marilyn Klepak of Dallas in honor of her father, whose love of poetry has encouraged her to pass this love on to others. First place is $1,000 and second place is $500. Both winning poems will be published in Southwest Review. Open to any writer who has not published a book of poetry. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2018
Fellowship for Younger Poets The Marcus Harris Foundation has announced the launching of the Marcus Harris Poetry Fellowship. Established by internationally renowned poet and philanthropist Marcus Harris, the fellowship is designed to encourage young poets to pursue further writing and publishing efforts. One (1) $500 fellowship will be awarded based on the quality of the applicant’s writing sample. Poets 18-30 years old should submit 10 poems, along with a cover sheet, brief bio, and statement of how they would use the funds. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2018
Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships: Crafts, Sculpture/Installation/New Genres, Dramatic Writing The Fellowships are direct grants to artists creating exceptional original work. The Artist Fellowships are $15,000 and the Finalist awards are $1,000. We welcome applications from Massachusetts artists creating original work who meet eligibility requirements. Read full program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application instructions.
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Artists, Writers Residency Fellowship Vermont Studio Center (VSC) has announced more than 50 new residency fellowships to be awarded. All applicants at the October 1st, 2018 deadline are automatically considered for one of twenty-five (25) VSC Fellowships, which are unrestricted merit-based awards open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. They also have a number of special awards (many with stipends), including residency fellowships for artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood; women artists age 50+; 2D visual artists working in painting, drawing, or printmaking; artists and writers with demonstrable financial need and more! In addition to these special awards, numerous generous, merit-based partial funding grants are available. Every VSC residency includes: private room, private studio space, all meals. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Free Webinar: Meet The Funder: LEF Foundation. Join them for a conversation with Sara Archambault, Program Director at LEF Foundation. She’ll be giving an overview of the foundation and will also speak about the Moving Image Fund and how best to prepare for the next application deadline in January. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 12:30pm ET. Register here.
Local Cultural Council Grants Applicants may apply to the LCC Program for projects, operating support, ticket subsidy programs, artist residencies, fellowships or other activities, based on local priorities and needs. LCCs may also choose to fund cultural field trips for children, grades pre-K through 12, by subsidizing the cost for children to attend programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences (including performances, educational tours and exhibits). The LCC application process can be quite competitive. Because of the large number of requests and the limited funds available for regranting, many LCCs receive far more applications than they can fully or even partially fund. Average grants tend to be modest ($500-$750). Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2018
Printmakers Entries are currently being accepted for the Haugesund International Festival of Relief Printing 2019 in Norway. The event is devoted to relief printmaking held by Haugalandmuseene dep. Haugesund Museum of Fine Art. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Filmmakers The International Les Femmes Underground is a film festival centred on the subversive, unique, and innovative. LEFUFF showcases artists from all walks of life creating work which redefines the manner in which women are represented in mainstream cinema. Films must be produced, directed, edited or written by a woman. Films by men are accepted but they must be about women’s social, economical, geographical, political or health issues. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2019 (Earlybird); May 15, 2019 (Regular); June 15, 2019
Image credit: “Study of Hands,” c. 1889, by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923), Charcoal on paper, Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, Museum purchase with funds from Elizabeth Solender and Gary L. Scott, MM.2018.08, Photo by Kevin Todora
(Courtesy: Meadows Museum, SMU).