Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships Info Session: Attend an optional online info session (October 5, 2021, 10 am ET) to learn more about the Mass Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowships application process. Read more and register.
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
Grant for Artists, Teaching Artists, Humanists, Scientists STARS Residencies (Students and Teachers working with Artists, Scientists, and Scholars) provides grants of $700 – $5,500 to schools to support creative learning residencies in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Learn more.
Deadline: October 20, 2021 at 11:59pm (ET)
Mass Cultural Council Choreography, Poetry, and Traditional Artist Fellowships 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)
Call to Writers The Santa Fe Literary Review invites no-fee electronic submissions of creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, cross-genre material, and visual art. This year’s theme is “Resilience: Adaptation, Empathy, and Hope.” E-mail submissions of 2,000 words or less (all genres) to their editors. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2021
Call for Proposals The Goethe Institute is accepting applications for 2022. We encourage all artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and other creatives, including institutions in civil society, to apply for a Studio 170 residency in 2022. Successful applicants will realize their proposed projects in their newly-renovated space in Back Bay in Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2021
Call to Artists The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) in Jamestown, RI, invites artists to submit their work to the exhibition RAW: Reassessment and Wonder, opening March 18, 2022. RAW asks artists to explore their own individual reassessments: the desire or need to authentically explore one’s psychological, physical, and environmental state, see a new perspective or shift forward. Danielle Ogden, the exhibition curator, explains: “Since the onset of the pandemic, many of us have faced moments of uncertainty, unexpectedness, and flux. These experiences can be vulnerable, but can also spark joy, courage, and resilience. This exhibition is an opportunity to explore work by artists who have made radical shifts in their practice—from exploring entirely new challenges in materials and techniques, to confronting content around personal and cultural identity.” Original work in all media, including installation, performance, and outdoor sculpture is eligible, but must have been completed within the past two years. Artists who identify as BIPOC, as LGBTQIA+, who identify as having differences in ability or as part of the Disabled Community, and people of all social and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Artist Residency Artists with a history of community engagement in their work can apply for this social practice residency in Manchester, NH. Artists will be housed in a fully furnished home, have museum access, and receive a $1,000 per week stipend, travel allowance, and materials budget. Due to the flexible nature of this program, these residencies can be for a period of 6-12 weeks between mid-October 2022 and mid-March 2023. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Call to Artists The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT, is accepting entries for their juried members exhibition, MIXMASTER 2022. Submissions open October 18, 2021. MIXMASTER is an exhibition that seeks to discover and recognize the talents of artists working in New England and the Tri-State region. Initiated to support and recognize contemporary art, MIXMASTER provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their most recent work, done in the last three years. Learn more.
Deadline: December 17, 2021
Image credit: Unknown Artist, Catherina Elmendorf, 1752, American, Oil on canvas; 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Katharine H. Aldrich, 2006 (2006.418). Public domain image.