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Opera Grants IDEA Opera Grants are OPERA America’s first grant program designed with a racial equity lens. This annual grant supports the promotion and development of new works by artists who identify as one or more of these racial and ethnic heritages: Arab, Asian, Black, Latinx, Native American, and Pacific Islander. IDEA Opera Grants provide $18,000 per team to support costs associated with the production of a workshop, reading, or other performance-based event and to create a high-quality video of the work in development. Team members also receive complimentary registrations, transportation, and a housing stipend (valued at $2,250) to attend OPERA America’s Opera Conference and New Works Forum. Available to individual composers and/or librettists who identify as Arab, Asian, Black, Latinx, Native American, and/or Pacific Islander. At least 50 percent of team members must have United States citizenship, permanent residence, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. Learn more.
Intent to Apply Deadline (required for access to full application): November 3, 2023
Deadline: December 1, 2023
Mass Cultural Council’s Grants for Creative Individuals The program offers unrestricted, $5,000 grants to artists, culture bearers, and creative practitioners. We welcome applications from individuals in all creative fields: visual artists, literary artists, theater artists, performers, film/media artists, music artists, designers, culture bearers/traditional artists, drag artists, cross-disciplinary artists, and more. Join us for information sessions on November 8, 11 AM and December 5, 5 PM. You can also ask questions of staff at online office hours on select Wednesdays in November/December, at 11 AM. Additionally, those registered to attend the Agency’s convening on the Creative Gig Economy at the Pao Arts Center in Boston on November 6 will have the opportunity to attend a breakout session with our program staff to learn more about this program and ask questions. Read the program guidelines and apply now.
Deadline: December 11, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET
Grants for Boston Area Artists Live Arts Boston is offering more than $1 million in grants and professional support available for performing and visual artists, creators, and cultural practitioners in the Boston area, and a particular commitment to highlight and uplift BIPOC and immigrant artists. Learn more about the program and upcoming information sessions.
Call to Artists Newburyport Art is seeking artworks that showcase Artistic Pathways: we are seeking works that interpret this theme to uncover ideas about the creative process. We want to see your perspective and to understand your unique artistic journey. The call is open to both members and non-members of Newburyport Art — all ages and levels! Open to all media and disciplines, but reproductions of original work and Giclée prints cannot be accepted. Exhibition Dates: November 17 — December 3, 2023. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2023 (by 11:59pm)
Women’s Studio Workshop Residencies Women’s Studio Workshop offers Studio, Residency, Art-in-Education Artist’s Book, Artist’s Book, Artist’s Book for Indigenous Artists, and Research Publication Residencies for women and trans, intersex, nonbinary and gender-fluid visual artists. Their studios are located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains in Rosendale, New York. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2023
Call for Proposals The Goethe-Institut Boston invites New England creatives from all fields of artistic practice to submit proposals for a Studio 170 Residency in 2024. Successful applicants will realize their proposed projects in our newly-renovated space in Back Bay. Learn more.
Deadline: November 17, 2023
Artist Capacity Building Grants Program Cape and Islands Artists Can Now Apply to AFCC’s Capacity Building Grant Program. Applications are now open for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s (AFCC) Capacity Building Grant Program which supports artists on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket in taking the next steps in their creative endeavors. Learn more.
Deadline: November 17, 2023
Musicians Grant Salt Lick Incubator is a nonprofit organization that supports emerging musicians on their path to sustainable careers. Our project grants range from $5,000 to $15,000 and are awarded to musicians performing in songful, contemporary genres to use for projects such as producing a song or album, producing a music video, developing social media assets, pressing vinyl, touring, or developing branding and marketing assets and strategies. All grants are accompanied by a plan developed with each recipient to ensure the artist’s activities are both strategic and successful. Learn more.
Deadline: November 23, 2023
Call to Fiber Artists Fiber Exploring the World of Fiber, a juried exhibit at Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, will explore the broad range of work being created by regional fiber artists and traditional and contemporary weavers. We welcome as participants artists from LexArt and from across New England. Work of all types of fiber art is welcomed. Learn more.
Deadline: November 24, 2023 by 11:59 pm (Accepting submission payments will end at 11:30 pm and application form will close at 11:59 pm)
Call for New Members Atlantic Works Gallery (AWG) will be accepting applications for membership during the month of November 2023. Decision-making will take place in December 2023. Atlantic Works is a thriving, interactive community of artists working in all disciplines, located on the East Boston waterfront. In addition to monthly two-person shows, AWG hosts members’ group shows, national juried shows, social events, performances, and other activities that encourage artmaking and invite East Boston and Greater Boston communities to engage with local art and artists. Atlantic Works Gallery depends on the contribution of every member. Each member’s enthusiasm, vision, energy, time, effort, presence, resources, and artwork are essential components of participation in our community. Members are expected to attend bi-monthly meetings and monthly receptions, participate on the rotating Steering Committee, exhibit their artwork, pay annual dues, and perform essential gallery and collective tasks. Please apply only if this high level of participation appeals to you. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2023
Exhibition Proposals Newton Free Library is currently accepting exhibition proposals. As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, our two galleries are highly sought after, well-loved by library patrons and prominently located on the first floor. We welcome applications from New England region artists showing works that are compatible with the Walker Display system. Artists from a variety of ethnicities and life experiences are encouraged to apply. Results will be released by Friday, February 9, 2024 for July – December 2024 shows. For information contact the administration office at email@example.com.
Deadline: December 8, 2023 at 11:59pm
Call to Artists b.j. spoke gallery EXPO 43 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION This competition will be a virtual show with a virtual reception on Zoom. The juror is Emily Olek is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. All fine arts media are acceptable (no crafts): watercolor, oils, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, pastel, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation art, video (short), photography, original digital art, fiber art. Learn more.
Deadline: December 13, 2023
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