Of Note: The Mass Cultural Council Choreography, Poetry, and Traditional Artist Fellowships applications now available. The Artist Fellowships are unrestricted awards to in recognition of exceptional creative work by Massachusetts artists. This year, Mass Cultural Council is committing over $1 million to the Artist Fellowships, with the goal of doubling the artists funded through the program. The Fellowship grants are $15,000. Finalist awards will increase this year from $1,500 to $5,000. Learn more and then apply using Mass Cultural Council’s grants management system.
Deadline: October 25, 2021 (11:59pm ET)
Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships Info Session: Attend an optional online info session (October 5, 2021 from 10-11:30 am) to learn more about the Mass Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowships application process. Read more and register.
Artist Trainings Artists, government, and organizational leaders from around the country have gotten on the Art-Train, building networks of practice and learning models of successful creative collaboration for a more resilient future. Trainings are ongoing, Artists are a key part of resilient infrastructure, and artists and government agencies need to find more ways to work together. Art-Train will help you connect to local artists to address recovery challenges.
Boston-based LGBTQIA+ filmmakers The BLAA x Coolidge Corner Theatre screening program is open to any and all Boston-based LGBTQIA+ filmmakers. This series intends to support Boston’s queer film artists by fostering a critical audience and creating an informal network of creative peers. This screening program is community- and submission-driven. One submission per participant. In-progress works are more than welcome. All screenings will be open to the general public. Upcoming screening dates: September 22nd 7:00PM and October 20th 7:00PM. Learn more.
Call for Art Interested in exhibiting your work at local businesses and venues around Arlington, MA? The Arlington Center for the Arts has well-established relationships with many local business owners and cultural partners who are looking to display locally-made artwork in their public spaces. The ACA Offsite Exhibit Program is an artist bank that the ACA manages and presents to our local partners annually, and arranges exhibitions of selected artists work in these spaces for 3-6 months at a time. Learn more.
Choreographers NEFA’s New England Dance Fund awards small, catalytic grants of $500 to $1,000 directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance. Learn more.
Deadline September 20, 2021
Call to Artists The Arlington Center for the Arts seeks submissions for its upcoming exhibition REAL! This exhibition focuses on the beauty and appeal of artistic realism, where the subject matter of the work is presented without artifice, accepting and portraying the subject matter as seen, finding beauty and interest in the everyday world. Historically, highly representational art has fallen in and out of favor and popularity, but it has enjoyed a continuous following of those who find pleasure, value and meaning in seeing what is. Media accepted include Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media, and Sculpture. Artists may inquire regarding eligibility of other mediums. Learn more.
Deadline: September 24, 2021
Creative Change-Makers Creative Community Fellows New England connects 25 creative change-makers across New England to a network of accountability to help take their work to the next level. Over ten months, Fellows will take online courses; come together both online and in person; meet with leading mentors; and have access to a $10,000 stipend for project costs, travel, and other program expenses. Upon completing the program, Fellows gain access to the NAS Community Hub to connect and collaborate with nearly 300 Creative Community Fellows alumni and 1,000 other arts and culture leaders. Learn more.
Deadline: September 27, 2021
Call for Art The Katzman Contemporary Projects in Dover NH is an artist run/curated independent gallery opening October 22, 2021 for the inaugural show Nor’easterly. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Call to Artists The Artist Group of Charlestown is accepting entries for their exhibition Attached, focusing on our relationships with the objects, places and living creatures that hold sentiment and give us grounding. All media, 2D (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography), 3D (Sculpture, Ceramics), and Fiber Arts, are eligible. Any form of representation, (realism, abstraction, and everything in between) are eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: October 4, 2021
Local Cultural Council Program Grants for community-based arts and culture projects. Led by municipally appointed volunteers, LCCs award over $4 million every year, supporting 6,000 cultural programs that include everything from field trips to lectures, festivals, and dance performances. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2021
Call to Artists The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists to submit work for their gallery exhibition; Off the Wall. The exhibit will consist of small works ready for gift-giving for the holidays. Artwork makes the best gift and is perfect for someone looking to get their feet wet in art collecting. Small original art, big in beauty, at affordable prices, ready to take…Off the Wall! All winners will be displayed in their galleries. Open to All fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, watermedia, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiver, wood, digital art) except video. Learn more.
Deadline: October 22, 2021
Artists Residency Emmanuel College Art Department offers a six week artists residency to four artists each summer. One individual fills each of these four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social practice. We foster a supportive environment to achieve creative and artistic excellence. The residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts at Emmanuel, providing a vital program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty. Learn more.
Deadline: Nov 1, 2021 for Summer of 2022
Image credit: Photograph of paints, brushes, and palette. Public domain image. Wikimedia.
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