Anti-Racism Training for Artists and Cultural Leaders The Cultural Equity Learning Community (CELC) is a self-paced, two-unit [12 session] anti-racism training with wrap-around supports open to arts and culture leaders committed to building intersectional racial equity. The CELC is created specifically for arts administrators, educators, artists, researchers, board members, funders, and students. This cohort will be limited to 300 participants, with registration offered on a sliding scale from $0-$250 per person. Mass Cultural Council is providing funding for up to 100 fully funded spots open for MA arts & culture arts leaders. Registration opens on May 15, 2023 and the course begins on August 1, 2023. Learn more.
2023 Women at MIT Fellowship Artists, activists, musicians, writers, and scholars are eligible for this fellowship centered around understanding women in MIT’s history and the broader science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Fellows will conduct archival research, and proposed projects should apply interdisciplinary lenses of women’s, gender, and/or race and ethnic studies. Each fellow receives a $5,000 stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: May 20, 2023
Studio Museum in Harlem Artist-in-Residence The Museum offers an 11-month residency for three artists working in any media. Individuals selected for the residency receive institutional guidance and professional development, research support, studio space, and a stipend paid out over the course of the residency. In addition to their time in the studio, artists participate in Museum public programs and educational studio visits with community partners. The residency culminates with a group exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: May 22, 2023
Webinar for Entrepreneurs The Massachusetts District Office of the Small Business Association (SBA) is holding a webinar for entrepreneurs (including creatives) in honor of Creative Beginnings month this May. Join the Massachusetts District Office with guests Mass Cultural Council and EforAll to learn about resources that will help you turn your creative idea into a small business. The free online event is Thursday, May 25, 2023, 11am – 12pm EDT.
Call to Dancers, Choreographers The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is accepting applications for two dance programs: a season-long Boston Dancemakers Residency and their six-month-long Dance Lab at BCA. Learn more.
Deadline: May 30, 2023 by 9am
Help Shape Our Disability Equity Plan Mass Cultural Council is partnering with Open Door Arts and Art-Reach to learn more about our community of disabled artists, patrons, and arts and culture organizations to help make our sector more accessible, inclusive, and representative of people with disabilities. We are seeking responses from individuals including people with disabilities, artists and cultural workers with disabilities, and caregivers of people with disabilities to better understand current priorities, needs, and barriers from the individual perspective. Contact Open Door Arts with questions or to request an alternative survey format for access. Learn more.
Deadline to submit survey : May 31, 2023
Cutty Hunk Island Artists’ Residency The Cutty Hunk Island Artists’ Residency (CIAR’s) Fall Residency Program offers visual artists focused time and a uniquely supportive natural and human environment to develop their work. On a small island off the coast of Massachusetts, CIAR will host a group of twelve artists to use the island itself as their studio. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2023
Call for Artists The New Hampshire Art Association and Monotype Guild of New England invite printmakers working in New England to submit 1-3 pieces of 2D or 3D work to “Hot Off the Press”, an Open Juried Printmaking Exhibition. All printmaking mediums, including but not limited to etching, woodcut, linocut, monotype, photogravure, lithography, and collagraph, are accepted. Submissions are limited to 48″ in the longest direction including frame. 3D works such as artist books and sculptures that use printmaking techniques are welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: June 2, 2023
Call to Artists Art Fluent’s grant cycle is now open to individual artists through an international open call. The Evolution Grant will provide unrestricted funding to an individual artist with recognized artistic excellence in fine art media and a demonstrated commitment to their art. $1,000 to one visual artist each grant cycle. Unrestricted funds applied toward any expense to enhance the artist’s ability to create work. Learn more.
Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2023
Craft Artists Grants In 2023, the Society of Arts + Crafts will award four grants of $3,000 each to support New England craft artists who wish to pursue new directions or advance new ideas in their work. Increasing equity, inclusion and diversity in the craft field is also an important goal of the program. Learn more.
Deadline: June 5, 2023
Festivals & Projects Grants Mass Cultural Council is now accepting grant applications for Festivals & Projects. The Festivals & Projects provides one-year grants of $2,500 to support public activities incorporating the arts, humanities, or sciences, taking place between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. Learn more.
Deadline: June 8, 2023 at 11:59pm (ET)
Call to Artists Till Wave Gallery in Watertown is accepting entries for their summer 2023 show: Reminiscence. For this call, they ask artists to submit works that invite viewers into a personal story, whether that be works that invoke sentimentality and reference the past, or works that honor a specific person or emotion. Learn more.
Deadline: June 11, 2023
Artist Residency The Studios at MASS MoCA offers residencies for artists and writers in studios situated within the museum’s factory campus and surrounded by the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Operated by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists department, the residency runs year-round and hosts up to 10 artists at a time. Artists of any nationality can apply for stays of 2 or 4 weeks. Financial aid and fellowships are available. Learn more.
Deadline: July 8, 2023
Call to Artists The Watertown Arts Market is committed to including a diverse range of arts and culture offerings across mediums and cultures. Participation is $10 for individual artists and nonprofit organizations and $30 for businesses. Questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2023
Artist Residency Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon Conservancy (AZ) welcomes 3-4 artists to Grand Canyon National Park to live and work on the South Rim for up to 8 weeks each year. Artists are offered free live/workspace, a modest stipend, access to awe-inspiring beauty, and a wealth of park resources. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2023
Call for Artists The New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA) is proud to announce our very first biennial exhibition, Biennial One. For this exhibition, the NHAA invites artists taking creative risks to submit 1 to 3 pieces of their best work using abstract expression, addressing contemporary environmental and social justice issues, working in new media, and pushing boundaries. All media are welcome, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, collage, printmaking, fiber, and digital art. Artists may submit a brief written statement for each of the submitted works. The juror for this exhibition is Lorenzo Fusi, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Currier Museum of Art. Over $2000 of prize money will be awarded. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2023
Image credit: Mina Lowry, Baseball Player, 1935/1942, watercolor, graphite, and pen and ink on paperboard, 22 1/2 x 13 3/4 in., Index of American Design, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.