Artist Survey Mass Cultural Council is currently undertaking a strategic planning process which will establish goals and shape the Agency’s direction for the coming years. We’re doing this with the support of a local consulting firm, Strategy Matters. As part of our strategic planning process, we need your input! The consulting team is looking to identify the unique strengths, opportunities, and challenges facing Mass Cultural Council. Please complete our stakeholder survey and share your unique perspective – an imperative component in the Agency’s work to develop a comprehensive strategic plan. The survey will remain open throughout the end of the year. Our consultants will keep your responses confidential. They will share information from the survey only as averages and totals. They may share phrases or quotes only if it is certain they are not identifiable. This survey should take about 10-20 minutes to complete. Please answer candidly. Contact Amanda Santos Jewell, Project Manager, with any questions. Please complete the stakeholder survey.
Harvard Graduate School of Design Youth Design Mentorship Black in Design, now in its third cycle, is a 10-week academic and professional mentorship program for Boston area Black high school students interested in design. Lead in partnership between Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and the Boston design firm Perkins&Will, this program links high school participants with current GSD students and a professional designer to support design education and to unfold possible career paths in design. This year’s program is scheduled to run from February – May 2023. Learn more.
Call for Artist Members Kingston Gallery in Boston is accepting applications by contempory artists for Associate Member Artist status at Kingston Gallery in Boston’s SoWA arts district. Terms begin in January 2023. All media will be considered, and alternative media is welcomed. Associate Members enable the gallery to meaningfully engage with a number of artists and to exhibit a wide range of high-quality contemporary art. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2022
Theater Program for Teens and Young Adults Partners with Youth with Disabilities Access to Theater is an inclusive theater program for teens and young adults. Its purpose is to develop communication, artistic, and leadership skills, and lasting professional and personal friendships. It is held over the summer as a two-week theater camp, and throughout the year as a weekend program. The Access to Theater program is for youth ages 14-22 with and without disabilities in the Greater Boston area, designed to promote self expression, empathy and build community among youth in the region. During the school year courses have focused on acting/improv, dance/movement, artmaking, skits, and other self designed material. Learn more.
Call for Contemporary Drawing UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods. In efforts to support the breadth of contemporary drawing, media is open to any traditional or experimental drawing media welcoming both two or three-dimensional works, video and/or installation. Juror, artist Charles Ritchie, will open the exhibition at UNC Asheville with a lecture about his practice on January 13, 2023. Accepted work will be exhibited in UNC Asheville’s newly renovated and expanded S. Tucker Cooke Gallery from January 13, 2023 through February 10, 2023. $2000 in awards will be designated by the Juror. Additionally, a purchase prize award will also be available for the permanent collection of the UNC Asheville Department of Art and Art History. A color catalog will accompany the exhibition. You may view previous Drawing Discourse Exhibitions. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2022 (MDT) at midnight
Exhibition Proposals Gallery 263 invites artists and curators to pitch an exhibition for spring 2023 and bring your vision to life. Organize and present a well-curated exhibition of contemporary art from start to finish, with guidance and support from Gallery 263 staff. Open to New England artists of all media types and career levels. Learn more.
Deadline: January 8, 2023
Plays, Musicals The Old Lady project is an initiative to encourage the development of plays and musicals that feature significant roles for female identifying characters over 50 years old. Plays will be submitted to a national panel of directors and producers and two staged readings will occur in Evanston per year. A directory of works will be featured on the Old Lady Project webpage to facilitate connections between theatre companies, directors and producers. Scripts of any length accepted. Scripts selected will be given a staged reading at our expense, author will waive rights fee for initial staging at the staged reading. Author retains all rights. Learn more.
Deadline: January 30, 2023
Image credit: Hiram Powers, Cast of an Unidentified Baby’s Left Hand Pressing Down, plaster and string, 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery.