Call for Artists The New Hampshire Art Association invites you to enter The 23nd Annual Joan L Dunfey Open Juried Exhibition Magnificence of the Mundane. Located at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in downtown Portsmouth, NH, this exhibit is one of NHAA’s most prestigious exhibits of the year. It is held annually in honor of Joan L. Dunfey a steadfast patron of the arts. The juror is Kurt Sundstrom, senior curator at the Currier Museum of Art. Open to New England Artists and all mediums. We are accepting 1-3 pieces per artist. The exhibition will run from November 2nd to November 27th. Learn more.
Deadline: October 6, 2022
Craft Artists Seed Grants The Society is offering two (2) seed grants of $2,000 each to individual craft artists who seek to advance their craft field or their personal career through innovation. Their Craft Innovation Jumpstarter is a program that encourages craft artists who take chances, learn through experimentation, and want to connect with others working on similar creative problems. Learn more.
Deadline: October 7, 2022
Call for Socially and Critically Engaged Projects Emerson Contemporary is searching for socially and critically engaged projects and works of art to be considered for a four-week emerging artist exhibition, What’s Next? Fall 2022. They are particularly interested in moving image art, performance art and art using emergent technologies, including but not limited to installations, projections, mixed reality environments, robotics, multimedia performance, digitally generated objects (i.e. 3D printing), single channel video and animation, and experimental documentary. This opportunity is for emerging artists (age 21+), which we define as artists who have not yet exhibited in professional venues and/or have less than three years of exhibition experience. Artists can be a current student in a Boston area BFA, MFA, or similar program. The exhibition will be curated by students of Emerson College’s Curating Contemporary Art Class, taught by Dr. Leonie Bradbury, leading curator of contemporary art. Artists must live in the Greater Boston area and be able to drop off and pick up the selected works at the gallery. The gallery is unable to pay for shipping. Learn more.
Deadline: October 10, 2022
Call to Artists Entries are currently being accepted for Tradition:Reinvented, a textile focused juried exhibit, open to New England artists at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery in Cambridge, MA. This exhibition will show works that employ structural, textile techniques (woven, knitted, crocheted, plaited, knotted, basket structures, bobbin lace, felt-making, braiding, quilting) and derivations of these structures. We are looking for a nontraditional, redefinition of these processes in materials, approaches to technique and application. The juror is Erica Licea-Kane. Learn more.
Deadline: October 12, 2022
Collage Artists Residency The Kolaj Institute is now accepting submissions for its 2022 Politics in Collage Residency, a four-week, virtual/online residency in November and December 2022. Learn more.
Deadline: October 16, 2022
Cambridge Artists The Art for Social Justice Grants ($7,500) support projects that present the themes and ongoing work of social justice to the Cambridge public through the arts. Learn more.
Deadline: October 17, 2022
New England Foundation for the Arts has two current grant opportunities:
• Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice – $6,000 grants to strengthen collaborations to collectively imagine creative, impactful, accountable public artmaking in MA. Deadline: Oct. 17, 2022. Office Hours.
• Public Art for Spatial Justice – grants of $15,000-$30,000 to support public art that creatively expresses and embodies a more just version of what’s possible in public. Deadline: Oct. 17, 2022. Office Hours.
The Mass Cultural Council has three grant programs currently available for individuals: Local Cultural Council Grants, STARS Program, and the Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Individuals.
*Local Cultural Council Grants Applications are currently being accepted for Local Cultural Council grants. Applicants may apply to the LCC Program for projects, operating support, ticket subsidy programs, field trips, artist residencies, fellowships or other activities, based on local priorities and needs. LCCs may also choose to fund cultural field trips for children, grades pre-K through 12, by subsidizing the cost for children to attend programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences (including performances, educational tours, and exhibits). Learn more.
Deadline: October 17, 2022
*STARS Program Teaching Artists, Scientists, or Humanists.: The Mass Cultural Council’s STARS program will open soon on September 28, 2022, and for the first time individuals can apply! Learn more.
Deadline: October 25, 2022, 11:59pm (ET)
*Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Individuals are unrestricted $5,000 grants to creatives and gig workers to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and set a path for growth. Watch a recorded webinar about the program in English or Spanish. Read the program guidelines and apply. Key dates for this program include:
Information session: October 6, 2022
Application deadline: November 1, 2022
Call for Miniature Art The Bristol Art Museum in Bristol, RI, is accepting entries to their national call for for Miniature Art for their show, Miniature Monumental. The juror is Patricia Miranda. Unique and distinct among all other arts, the one common rule of thumb for miniature artworks they can be held in the palm of the hand or measure less than 25 square inches in size. The artists’ style when creating miniatures can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity. (This is an object based exhibit; we can’t accommodate motion or film art). Learn more.
Deadline: December 4, 2022
Call to Artists Gallery 263 invites artists based in the United States to submit to Bittersweet, a national juried show that considers wellness and self-care in an ever-evolving world. Bittersweet is juried by Vanessa Leroy. All visual and performance media (2D, 3D, time-based) will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2022
Image credit: Morris Huberland, Children with puppy. New York, NY. Date Created: 1940 – 1979 (Approximate).
From the collection of the New York Public Library, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection.
I have gone through this circular in detail and finds it useful for the young artists who are rich, because it is quite expensive exercise. For just participation in a show, you first pay the entry fee and if selected, you get your worked framed, hire transport to deliver the work at the Gallery. Attend opening just to see your work hanging in the Gallery and last to pick up your work. If you calculate all these costs, it is not easy to afford. This is true for all artists who do not have resources of their own.
I myself of advanced age senior is feeling this difficulty very much. Dept of culture should consider it deeply and design its programs to overcome these bottle necks for the artists.