New! Mass Cultural Council has partnered with MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program to present a series of free webinars and workshops for artists, Spring and Summer 2021. Learn more and register.
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 April 8, 2021, 4 PM, featuring Jesse Brackenbury, Executive Director at Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy; Mike Rodrigues, Founder & Executive Director at Rhode Island Creative; and Julia Cseko, Visual Artist, Independent Curator, Adjunct Faculty at Montserrat College of Art.
Theater Job Seekers People seeking employment in theater are welcome to attend this year’s StageSource Job Fair, taking place remotely (April 20th through 22nd) via Zoom. Job Seekers will be sorted into break-out rooms where they will have the chance for 5-on-1 conversations with the attending organization. Organizations come to meet the amazing talent that exists within our community. Individuals, get a chance to show yourself off! Questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more and register.
Deadline to Register: April 9, 2021 at 5pm
Artist Residency Converging Liberations Residency is an experimental, community informed project committed to the belief that artistic practice is key to imagining and practicing liberatory futures. The residency is exclusively for artists, creatives, and community organizers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. We extend special invitations to those who also identify as queer or trans, as a caretaker, and/or as differently abled/disabled (and so will use the term QT/BIPoC to encompass all of these individuals). Applicants must also be “Massachusetts” based. Learn more.
Deadline: April 12, 2021
Call to Artists Entries are being accepted for Art on the Trails: Mending, at Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve, Southborough, MA (June 13th- September 26th, 2021). The juror is Sarah Montross, Senior Curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Installation Weekend: Saturday, June 12th and Sunday, June 13th. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2021 at Midnight
Feature-Length Documentary Filmmakers The IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund is now accepting applications. Production funds are provided to feature-length documentary films taking on in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories and integrating journalistic practice into the filmmaking process. In addition to funds, grantees will receive additional resources and expertise tailored to the needs of the project. Inclusion and diversity, both in terms of the filmmaking team and subject matter, are a priority of the fund. Learn more.
Deadline: April 19, 2021
Artist Grants Applications are currently being accepted for the CERF+’s “Get Ready” Grants. Apply for up to $500 to help safeguard your studio, protect your career, and prepare for emergencies. Learn more.
Deadline: April 21, 2021
Photographers Entries are currently being accepted for EXPOSURE 2021, 25th annual PRC Juried Exhibition, July 9 – August 20, 2021 at Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, Worcester State University. Juror: Kris Graves, publisher of Kris Graves Projects. Entries are encouraged from photographers working in a broad range of work including traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. To commemorate 25 years of EXPOSURE three 2021 exhibiting artists will receive cash awards of $500 and two additional awards of $250. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Artist Residencies Applications are currently being accepted for the Boston Center for the Arts’ ACTIVATE Residency (for projects in July, August, and September). Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2021
Documentary Filmmakers Fund Firelight Media has announced an open call for the William Greaves Fund‘s second year. Founded in 2020 to support documentary filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities, the Fund is designed to address structural challenges filmmakers face after producing their first films so that they are able to continue creating stories focused on underrepresented people and topics. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2021
Short Stories A prize of $2,000 and publication in Carve is given annually for a short story. Submit a short story of up to 10,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2021
Poets The Academy of American Poets is accepting entries for prize of $5,000, given annually for a second book of poetry by a living poet to be published in the coming calendar year. The winner also receives an all-expenses paid weeklong residency at the Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Copies of the winning book are purchased and distributed to members of the Academy of American Poets. U.S. publishers may submit a PDF of a manuscript of at least 48 pages that has come under contract and will be published in 2022 Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2021
Dancers, Choreographers The Vilcek Foundation currently seeks young foreign-born applicants for the 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance. Immigrant dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors working across a variety of genres are invited to apply, Applicants should have been born outside of the United States; be 38 years of age or younger in 2022; and completed at least three professional dance engagements. Three winners will each receive a $50,000 unrestricted cash prize and be honored at an awards ceremony in New York City in April 2022. Learn more.
Deadline: June 11, 2021, at 5 pm ET
Image credit: Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2009, mixed media, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2012.34A-B, © 2009, Nick Cave. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo by James Prinz Photography.