Call to Artists, Photographers The Small Stones Festival of the Arts, a juried art show, is a collaboration of the Worcester County Camera Club and the Blackstone Valley Art Association. Artists and photographers are invited to submit original artwork for acceptance. Categories include Fine Arts Photography and Fine Art Painting & Drawing. Each category prizes include: First: $500; Second: $250; and Third: $100. Six jurors will select prizewinners among the accepted entries. The call opens on July 15, 2023. Submission deadline occurs when entries reach 500. Questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Call for Mural Artists The Town of Burlington, MA is seeking proposals from artists interested in a $15,000 grant award to paint an outdoor postcard mural in Burlington’s Town Center. The goals of the project are to 1) enhance the Town Center by transforming an ordinary wall into a vibrant work of art; 2) create an inviting space that attracts fresh interest to Town Center’s small businesses; and 3) celebrate Burlington’s charm through visual art. Learn more.
Deadline for Proposals: August 23, 2023
Call to Artists Piano Craft Gallery has announced an open call to HARMONY: Art and Music at the Piano Factory. The exhibition will run from September 22-October 8, 2023 and a variety of live musical performances will take place throughout the duration of the show. This unique show will celebrate the powerful connection between art and music, inviting artists from all disciplines to showcase their work inspired by melodies, rhythms, and musical themes. All media will be considered. Artwork must be about or inspired by music. Learn more.
Deadline: August 25, 2023
Art about Music Emmanuel Music seeks visual artists with a love of music to create drawings to be included in its second annual Coloring Bach coloring book. Those chosen will be asked to listen to a specific Bach cantata (a type of classical composition of music) and create a coloring book page to go along with it. Applicants should submit an artist statement and a way to view samples of their work to Megan Bisceglia, Director of Engagement. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2023.
Poetry Award A prize of $5,000, publication by Graywolf Press, and a six-week all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy, is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet who has not published a book of poems in a standard edition. The winning book will also be distributed to over 5,000 members of the Academy of American Poets. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2023
Call to Artists Entries are being accepted for the exhibition Where Is the Human? for the East End Arts Open Juried Exhibition 2023 in Riverhead, NY. This national open call welcomes all mediums of visual art, including sculpture and installation. Works can be figurative, abstract, and/or conceptual interpretations of the theme. Learn more.
Deadline: September 12, 2023
Senior Fellowship in Art History The Dedalus Foundation is accepting applications for their Senior Fellowship in Art History. This program supports art historians, critics, and curators pursuing projects related to painting, sculpture, and allied arts from the 20th century. Stipends vary with need, with a $30,000 maximum. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2023 (5pm EDT)
Call to Artists A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn NY, is currently accepting submissions for the 2024 CURRENTS Exhibition, Free Expression and the Inexpressible, through September 30, 2023. Curated by artist and theorist Aliza Shvarts, this exhibition invites work from artists working across all forms and disciplines who are interrogating the edges of free expression, mining its history, and positing new ways of thinking about what we can and cannot express. Works must be pre-existing and ready for exhibition. Proposals for new works are not accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2023
Public Art Grants The New England Foundation for the Arts, Public Art for Spatial Justice program offer grants ranging from $15,000 to $30,000. These grants for Massachusetts-based artists or collectives aim to support public art that helps us see, feel, experience, and imagine spatial justice. Learn more.
Deadline: December 4, 2023
Image credit: T0shusai Sharaku, The actor Bando Mitsugoro II as Ishii Genzo, Japan, 1794, Color woodblock print; oban, 14 3/4 × 9 3/4 in. From the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.