Take the Survey: The Mass Cultural Council is asking artists and cultural workers to share their story of the economic effects of the pandemic. Take the 6th COVID-19 Cultural Sector Impact Survey by April 15, 2022
Of Note: The next event in Filmmakers Collaborative’s Lunchtime Workshop Series for filmmakers is Sound Recording and Mix (4/6, 12:30-1:30 PM) featuring Ian Hatton and Steve Drown ($20 for non-members, free for FC members). Learn more.
Call for Artists Gallery 263 in Cambridge is seeking applications for their Exhibition Proposal Series (EPS). Gallery 263 is a nonprofit creative space committed to advancing contemporary art. They conceptually drive exhibitions and enrich community programming to foster the lifelong engagement of artists and visitors. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2022
Call for artists for Newton Artful Pianos Artists take note: come make your mark on a piano that will become part of the landscape in Newton throughout Summer 2022. We’ve collected donated pianos and are looking for individual artists or artist teams to paint or otherwise decorate them. These gorgeous and playable works of art will be delivered to community gathering spots across the city early this summer, ready for all to admire and play. They’ll be carefully tended by volunteer piano “pals” so they can endure the elements. Art and music unite in Newton Artful Pianos! Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2022
Performing Artists The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) has issued an Open Call for LGBTQIAA+ artists from the Black, African, African American, Afro Caribbean, and Afro Latine diaspora to be a part of the 4th #HellaBlack Live MixTape event. For this special PRIDE edition of #HellaBlack, the BCA is looking for artists who are: Singers, rappers, poets, dancers, musicians, and interdisciplinary artists; Local to Boston or the Boston Metro Area; Prepared to present a 10-12 minute performance based set; and Able to attend all performances/sound checks/rehearsals. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2022
Call to Artists Collagists in the Archives Residency Virtual residency centered on the Stewart-Swift Research Center at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury, Vermont. In this virtual Residency, collage artists will learn how to work with an archive to build a project that speaks to themes of community and history. Centered around the archives of the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont, participating artists will explore their collections and develop tools to work with archives in their home communities. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2022
Malcolm X Basketball Court Murals The Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture is looking for up to three artists or artist teams to paint murals on three of the basketball courts at Malcolm X Park in Roxbury. The budget is $150,000 per court, and $450,000 total. This international Call to Artists is open to all artists and artist teams. There is a strong preference for artists with a connection to the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston or the themes of the project. Learn more.
Deadline: April 29, 2022 at 5pm
Filmmakers Fellowships Now in its 5th year, the LEF/CIFF Fellowship is an opportunity for 5 New England-based filmmaker teams to attend the 2022 Camden International Film Festival and connect with other filmmakers and industry leaders through a series of mentor-led project development workshops, networking events, and curated 1:1 meetings taking place both in-person during the festival and virtually in the weeks following. Developed in partnership with LEF New England, whose goal is to fund the work of independent documentary film and video artists in the region and broaden recognition and support for their work, both locally and nationally. Learn more.
Deadline: May 9, 2022
Photographers Entries are currently being accepted for the Photographic Resource Center’s exhibit EXPOSURE 2022 (August 4 – September 15, 2022) at the Fort Point Arts Community Gallery. Juror: Catherine Edelman, Catherine Edelman Gallery. Photographers working in a broad range of exhibition-ready bodies of work are encouraged to apply, including traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2022
Curator in Residence The Kris Waldman Curator-In-Residence Exhibit seeks to support an annual Curator-In-Residence program at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Through a competitive proposal process, one individual or team will be chosen to curate a group art show centered on diversity and inclusion. Must include an educational component. $1,000 stipend. Jurors include Sarah Alexander, Leslie Condon, Michelle May, and Payal Thiffault. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2022
Call to Artists The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) invites artists to submit work for inclusion in H2O:A Deep Dive, an open juried exhibition at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and online. The juror is Katherine French. Exhibition Dates: June 30- August 7, 2022 and the opening reception: July 9, 4-6pm. Learn more.
Deadline: May 23, 2022 9:00 AM/ET
Call to Sculptors The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center is accepting entries for their SculptFest22. Artists are invited to use the grounds of the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center as their arena to respond to the theme of “games” in any variety of concepts or approaches. We invite sculptors, installation artists, sound artists, video artists, web-based artists, performance based visual artists, multimedia, and other artists to submit work to this call. Learn more.
Deadline: June 24, 2022
Image credit: The Unicorn Rests in a Garden (from the Unicorn Tapestries), 1495–1505, Made in Paris, France (cartoon); Made in Southern Netherlands (woven), Culture: French (cartoon)/South Netherlandish (woven), Medium: Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts. From the collection of The Met Cloisters.
Charlotte Meehan says
My husband died of Covid in a nursing home in May 2020, nine months after we declared Chapter 13 bankruptcy after ten years of him not working due to a degenerative disease. So, in addition to the stresses of Covid itself, I have been climbing out of financial disaster for two-and-a-half years now. The worst part of all this is the isolation I have felt in continuing to go forward with my work as a theatre artist while running out of money every two weeks. If not for a 2021 Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship, my home would have likely gone into foreclosure.