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Webinars with Arts Administrators Arts Administration Association New England is holding a series of “Sip and Chat” webinars with arts administrators from the region. The next discussion is October 29, 2020, 4 PM, featuring Andrés Holder, Executive Director, Boston Children’s Chorus; Bradley Vernatter, Chief Operating Officer, Boston Lyric Opera; Ariana Cohen-Halberstam, Artistic Director, Boston Jewish Film; and Susan Adler, Executive Director, Boston Jewish Film.
Action Alert The Mass Cultural Council wants to know how COVID-19 has impacted you economically. This survey will directly inform continued advocacy efforts on behalf of the cultural sector for public COVID-19 relief and mitigation assistance. Artists, teaching artists, humanists, or representatives of cultural nonprofit organizations, we ask you to please respond to this survey by Friday, October 30, 2020. Thank you.
Photographers The Photographic Resource Center is holding their members online exhibition, Your Work Here, a non-juried opportunity for PRC Members. PRC Members show and sell work through this annual opportunity. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2020 at 11:59pm
Call to Artists Reimagine North of Main has announced a request for portfolios in order for artists to develop an outdoor public artwork installation in Fitchburg. Learn more.
Deadline: November 9, 2020
Grants for Artists The Mass Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program supports 1000s of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually, with nearly half of the grants benefiting education. Learn more.
Deadline: November 16, 2020.
Artist Emergency Grants After raising $20 million, the Artist Relief initiative will continue to accept applications and distribute unrestricted $5,000 grants to U.S. artists in all disciplines facing dire financial situations through December. Applicants demonstrating the most severe needs in four categories—rent, food, medical, and dependent care will be prioritized. Learn more.
Deadline: Cycle VIII: October 22 – November 18 (closes 11:59pm ET)
Deadline: Cycle IX: November 19 – December 10 (closes 11: 59pm ET)
Call to Women Artists Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) is now accepting artworks for our virtual exhibition “Stronger Sisterhood: Representing Intersectional Identity,” curated by Paige Moreau. UVA is seeking artwork that explores and engages with intersectional identity. Women’s oppression doesn’t end with gender, it intersects with a multitude of characteristics. The recognition and representation of intersectionality invites women of all identities to advocate for equality and a stronger sisterhood. All female identifying artists and creatives are invited to submit your 2D and 3D works including paintings, sculptures, photographs, collages, drawings, quilts, videos, poetry, recorded performances, stories etc. Learn more.
Deadline: November 16, 2020
Call to Artists For nearly a century, the Marblehead Arts Assoc. (MAA) has exhibited artwork from throughout New England in the six galleries of its historic 1728 mansion, located in scenic, seaside Marblehead, MA. The MAA invites artists from across the country to participate in their national exhibition Variations, from Jan. 30 – Mar. 14, 2021. They encourage a diversity of art style and media to participate in this juried exhibit of 2D and 3D work. (Limited pedestals available). Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Exhibition Proposals The Spartanburg Art Museum, a contemporary art museum in Spartanburg, South Carolina is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2021-22. They are interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate their visitors’ experiences to new levels of participation and engagement. Any individual, collective, or group of artists (age 18+) who reside in the United States or Canada may apply. All media and themes will be considered for exhibition. Artists may submit a full exhibition concept, a cohesive body of work, or a general sampling from their portfolio. Learn more.
Call to Artists The Harvard Ed Portal is seeking local artists & curators for a pedestrian-friendly exhibition at the Crossings Street Gallery, a set of outdoor and street-facing spaces at the Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave in Allston, MA. Applicants are encouraged to submit ideas for site-responsive works that enhance these unconventional exhibition spaces and engage, educate, and inspire the Allston-Brighton community — including peoples of diverse backgrounds. Submissions are encouraged from emerging, mid-career or established artists working solo or in collaboration. Exhibition installation: March 2021 (date TBD). Learn more.
Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020
Image credit: Reimagined “I Voted” sticker design by Amy Sherald.
For your get out the vote efforts: Our original music “We are Tik Tok Performers (and we all will vote)” is the music bed for this video and it is available with or without my dummies singing the lyrics. HINT: You could add your own lyrics! Please call/text 617-901-6232
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