Poets Mass Poetry is seeking immediate submissions for the Spring Showers exhibit, designed and produced by an artistic team at Montserrat College of Art, led by Stacy Thomas-Vickory. The exhibit will feature up to 6 poems. Poems must be Spring-themed (think rain, flowers, renewal). They also welcome poems that delve deeper into environment, climate change, etc. Roughly one page in length, so each poem can fill a page without needing enlargement. Learn more.
Deadline: November 3, 2017
Poets The Yale Series of Younger Poets is seeking original, book-length poetry manuscripts for its 2018 competition. The competition is open to emerging poets who have not previously published a book of poetry and who reside in the United States. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Of Note: Working with Veterans and Active Duty Military through the Arts: 9th Annual Arts in Healthcare Conference at Lesley University on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:00am-4:00pm, Washburn Auditorium, Brattle Campus, Lesley University (10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA). To register, contact Beth Tallett at firstname.lastname@example.org after October 30; $15 for all students and $45 for the general public (with optional additional $25 for 6 CE hours*for LMHC’s and NCC’s). Lesley University’s 9th annual Arts in Healthcare conference, featuring presentations and experiential workshops dedicated to using the arts to promote the healing of our veterans and active duty military. Their keynote address, Art Therapy for Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS): Programming, Research, and Expansion Efforts, will be given by distinguished art therapist Melissa Walker. Melissa served as art therapist on Walter Reed’s inpatient psychiatric unit before transferring to the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), which has gained international recognition for the integration and research of the creative arts in health as highlighted in a National Geographic Magazine cover story and Melissa’s “talk of the day” TEDMED talk. Morning and afternoon breakout workshops will allow participants to delve deeper into the exploration of how visual art, narrative, mindfulness, martial arts, song, and drama can physically and psychologically treat the wounds of war and conflict.
Sculpture Commission Art Jameel, a non-profit organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East, notable for their partnerships with the V&A Museum and the Metropolitan Art Museum, as well as ongoing work to support artists and public art across the Middle East, is accepting entries for a sculpture commission using light as a medium. The winning artist will be announced in February 2018 and the final artwork will be revealed at the opening of the new 10,000 sq meter Jameel Art Centre, Dubai (Winter 2018). Learn more.
Deadline: November 21, 2017
Short Fiction A prize of $1,000 and publication in Lascaux Review is given annually for a short story. The winner and finalists will also be published in the 2018 Lascaux Prize Anthology. Submit a story of up to 10,000 words. Previously published and unpublished stories are eligible. All entries are considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Artists in Residence The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in Vermont offers Artists in Residence comprehensive facilities for creating 3-dimensional art. Residents become part of their vibrant artist community. Stipends, housing and meals are available to selected Artists in Residence. Learn more.
Deadline: January 26, 2018
Call for Art The New Plains Review, a student-run literary journal at the University of Central Oklahoma is calling for quality creative works ranging from poetry and prose to plays, screenplays, music, and short films. Learn more.
Deadline: February 16, 2018
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