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 February 18, 2021, 4 PM, featuring MICHELLE GROHE, Esther Stiles Eastman Curator of Education, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; KAREN MITTELMAN, Executive Director, Vermont Arts Council; and SHELLEY QUIALA, Executive Director, International Festival of Arts & Ideas.
Of Note: Free workshop from Practice Best Practice, Taxes for Creatives, Wednesday, February 24, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, on Zoom. Do you make some, or all of your living from your creative practice, or spend money trying to make money on it? Come find out what you should know about taxes and record keeping. This workshop is for artists, musicians, actors, crafters and anyone with a creative practice where money is involved. Join them.
Of Note: For the People’s State of the Union 2021, Theater Offensive, MassCreative invite you to join people across the nation to host a virtual Story Circle in your community. Click the link to learn how you can get started sharing stories.
Call to Artists Wave Gallery in Watertown has a new call for art for the pop-up exhibit Puzzle Me This, March 1-31st, 2021. Learn more.
Deadline: February 19, 2021
Call for Artists The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is seeking artists, designers, and creatives to create works of art that can be used to promote the COVID-19 vaccine and other COVID-19 related public health messaging—with a focus on culturally resonant works that engage ethnic, cultural, and BIPOC communities. . MAPC anticipates that grants amounts will range from $1,000 – $8,000 per grantee. Learn more.
Deadline: February 26, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
Artist Fellowships Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Creative Capital Awards. Creative Capital helps visionary artists in all disciplines build thriving careers, and every year we review applications from artists ready to take the next step in their creative practices. The selected artists receive the Creative Capital Award, which includes up to $50,000 in funding for bold new projects, as well as a wide range of counsel, career development, and networking opportunities to make their work come to life. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2021 at 4pm ET.
Call for Artists The Umbrella Arts Center Spring Public Art 2021, Town of Concord, Massachusetts. Air contains two things necessary to life: carbon dioxide and oxygen. In photosynthesis, green plants take carbon-dioxide and water and use the sun’s energy to make sugar and release oxygen. In respiration, sugars and oxygen from the air turn to carbon dioxide, water, and energy. Without air, whether by drowning, respiratory failure, or persistent oppression, we cannot live. The freedom to breath unites us all, but who has that freedom? As part of The Umbrella Arts & Environment’s hybrid Earth Day Celebration, we are organizing a public art walk that replicates the traditional Musketaquid Earth Day Parade’s path through Concord Center and safely celebrates this year’s Earth Day theme of Air. The art walk will exhibit outdoor, air-inspired artwork that engages the element of air, whether mobile, stabile, weathervane, banner, or flag. We encourage Black, Indigenous, and other artists with valuable and underrepresented perspectives to apply. Learn more.
Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2021
Emerging Artists Awards Real Art Ways is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Real Art Awards! Emerging artists living in New Jersey, New England, or New York are invited to submit their work for consideration free of charge. Six selected artists will receive a $2,500 prize, solo exhibition, catalogue essay, and more. This year’s jury panel includes: artist and writer Kameelah Janan Rasheed; artist and Director of the School of Art at George Mason University Hasan Elahi; and Real Art Ways Executive Director Will K. Wilkins. The Real Art Awards is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Our definition of “emerging” is inherently flexible, so recently graduated students or any artists who self-identify as “emerging” are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. Anyone that can make a compelling case to be considered as emerging apply; the jury will determine their competitiveness based on review criteria. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT
Artist Grant Applications are currently being accepted for the The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant. The grant is awarded annually to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need. The mission of this grant is to promote public awareness of and a commitment to American art, and to encourage interest in artists who lack adequate recognition. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2021 at 5pm EST, postmark/online
Dance Documentation in Isolation The industry of dance has shifted dramatically over the past year of lockdown due to COVID-19. Dance companies are no longer able to rehearse in groups to share space, energy, breath, touch, ideas in person. For the 2020-2021 Season, BCA’s signature program, Dance Documentation Initiative (DDI) will become Dance Documentation in Isolation (DDI), a collection of videos of movement-based works in progress. Led by Andrea Blesso, Director of Dance at BCA, in partnership with Marissa Molinar of Midday Movement Series and Ernie Galan of Scalped Productions, BCA invites all Massachusetts based movers and shakers to apply.
Deadline: April 1, 2021
Image credit: Watercolor of ocean, rocks and sailboat in the distance, by G.W. Harvey. From the collection of Historic New England.