Of Note Artists in Business, presented by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Mass Cultural Council, will share resources for artists and entrepreneurs to help you take the next step as a creative entrepreneur. Learn about SBA programs and funding as well as grant opportunities and support from the Mass Cultural Council. Please note that this session is for artists and entrepreneurs located in Massachusetts, as the resources are specific to the state. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 11am-12 p.m. Register via Eventbrite.
Local Cultural Council Grants Deadline Extended Due to technical difficulties, the deadline has been extended for applications to our Local Cultural Council program. 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.
Extended Deadline: October 19, 2022
Of Note: Western Mass BIPOC Artist Salon & Resource Share on Monday, October 24, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT, Wistariahurst 238 Cabot Street Holyoke, MA 01040. This free event is an opportunity for BIPOC artists and cultural curators to connect with each other & resource agents from across Massachusetts. Learn more and register.
STARS Residencies for Teaching Artists, Scientists, or Humanists: The Mass Cultural Council’s STARS program is accepting applications and for the first time individuals can apply! STARS Residencies support three-day-plus residencies that bring students and teachers together with practicing artists, scientists, and humanists to create rich cultural experiences. These residencies help youth build confidence, discover hidden talents, explore the natural world, understand their place in history, and rise as leaders in their community. Learn more.
Deadline: October 25, 2022, 11:59pm (ET)
The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) has two open calls:
Call For Art: The BAC invites artists and artist groups of all media residing in New England to submit work for BAC’s 2023 exhibition program. Exhibitions are approximately 2-3 months in duration and take place in the following time frames: January – March; April – June; July – September; October – December. Each exhibit will receive a $500 stipend. To apply, submit: resume, artist statement, images, gallery preference. Please send these materials in a PDF format to email@example.com. Learn more.
Deadline: October 30, 2022
Call for Curators: The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) presents CURATE BAC, an inaugural competitive curatorial program that will support the career development of a Boston area curator. One curatorial resident will be accepted into the program and will work collaboratively with the BAC to create a rich and diverse 2023 program for our two galleries. It is a yearlong initiative that fosters shared experimentation, exchange, and creativity to collaboratively produce engaging exhibitions and programs. The selected curator will receive a $2000 stipend. To apply, submit: resume, statement of intent, references. Please send these materials in a PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Deadline: October 30, 2022
Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama Residency The ACTivate Residency at Boston Center for the Arts grants artists full use of the Cyclorama for a week. Experiment, play, and feel no pressure to create a final product. The ACTivate Residency is open to all Boston-based artists with priority given to Boston BIPOC, Immigrant, and New American artists and their collaborators. Learn more.
Deadline: October 30, 2022, 11 PM
Performing Artists Mark DeGarmo Dance seeks applicants for the 2023 season of its transcultural transdisciplinary Salon Performance Series for Social Change: a sharing of works-in-progress with a facilitated audience response curated, facilitated, and encouraged by dancer, choreographer, writer, and researcher, Dr. Mark DeGarmo. Your portion of the event will include presenting up to a 10-minute excerpt of a work-in-progress and participating in up to 10 minutes of audience feedback on your work. The performance may be hosted on Zoom, in their studio, or a combination of both. Each performer will play their own audio from their device in collaboration with MDD’s technical director. There is no fee to apply. All selected artists will receive marketing and promotion materials and support through MDD’s marketing, advertising, and sales division. The in-kind value of this “VSPS artist’s fellowship” is $2,195. They expect each artist to be motivated by the VSPS opportunity to bring 15 – 20 individuals to their performance to support their career goals and trajectories. The application form will stay open as needed, but preferential consideration will be given to those artists who apply by October 31st. For more information and to apply, please see the Google Form.
Deadline: October 31, 2022 11:59PM ET
Deadline Approaching for 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.
Application deadline: November 1, 2022
Filmmakers Grant The Frameline Completion Fund provides grants to emerging and established filmmakers. Grants up to $5,000 are available for the completion of films that represent and reflect LGBTQ+ life in all its complexity and richness. Grants are given only for completion. Projects must have 90% of production finished and be in the post-production phase or ready to begin post as soon as funding is in place. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2022
Jewish Film Institute Filmmakers in Residence Program Are you working on a film that explores Jewish history, culture or identity? Apply to the Jewish Film Institute’s 2023 Filmmakers in Residence Program. The year-long collaborative residency provides creative support and professional development for independent documentary filmmakers whose projects (in any length and form) expand and evolve the Jewish story. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2022
Chapbook Prize The 2023 Harvard Review Chapbook Prize will be given in fiction for a work of novella length (15,000 to 30,000 words). In subsequent years, the prize will be awarded in nonfiction (2024) and poetry (2025). The winning novella will be announced in the spring of 2023. The author will receive $500, publication of their work in a limited-edition chapbook series, and an invitation to read at the Houghton Library at Harvard University in the fall of 2023. The judge is Lily King. Learn more.
Deadline: November 13, 2022
Emerging Curators The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator or artist with interest in exhibition making or curating to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with a budget of $10,000 to cover exhibition costs and curatorial fees. This call for emerging curators and artists with interests in exhibition making is open to applicants from all over the world, providing that they are eligible to work in the United States. For any questions, reach out and email the team at VisArts at: email@example.com. Learn more.
Deadline: November 25, 2022
Arts in Nature Residency Program Applications are being accepted for the 2023 Bernheim Artist in Residence program in Clermont, KY (20 miles south of Louisville). For more than four decades, the Artist in Residence program has attracted artists from around the world who seek to use Bernheim as their inspiration. Bernheim’s Artist in Residence Program promotes multi-disciplinary explorations of our relationship with the natural environment through artistic expression, expanding upon Bernheim’s long history of art in the landscape. $2500 stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: November 28, 2022
Image credit: Jack Delano, Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas Island, Virgin Islands. Playing dominoes in a small candy store, December, 1941. From the collection of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.