Of Note: Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill invites the community to the 5th Annual Steamroller Print Extravaganza taking place on Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. This is a free community event for people of all ages.
Free Museum Day The Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 21, 2019, for two people. Learn more.
Playwrights Coalescence Theatre Project is accepting submission of new plays by Womxn, Femme, and Non-Binary playwrights for the 2020 #ShePERSISTED festival of staged readings. The company, based in Bloomington-Normal, IL, will select four plays to be presented in staged readings open to the public on January 25th and 26th, along with discussions about the work. Plays should be at least 75 minutes in length. Submit plays to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, pronouns, and best contact information on your script, as well as in the email. Selections are made based on merit, and in consideration of forming quartet of plays that, together, bring notable focus or useful contrast within the series. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Call for Proposals 2020 Call for Art Proposals at Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library. The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library are currently accepting submissions for the 2020 season. These bi-monthly exhibits will be proposal-based and selected by a committee comprised by representatives of the Central BPL, JP Branch, Friends of the JP Library, as well as standing members of the local business and arts community. The Friends welcome artists from across New England to submit recent two-dimensional work for a solo or group show, each lasting for two-month periods. There is no specific theme, but artists are encouraged to include work that can be enjoyed by the diverse visitors of the JP Branch Library, including children, teens, and other community members. The following art mediums will be considered for selection of five (5) solo shows and one (1) themed group show in Drawing, Mixed Media/Collage, Painting, Photography, and Printmaking. Accepted work will be displayed in a public area of the JP Branch Library, and an accompanying reception will be organized by Uforge, our managing partner, on behalf of the Friends. Questions, contact email@example.com. Learn more.
Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2019, 5:00 PM
Scituate Cultural Council Seeks Proposals for 2020 Grant Funding The Scituate Cultural Council announces the launch of its fall grant cycle, now open for proposals from community-oriented arts, humanities and science programs. Organizations, schools and individuals are encouraged to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community and across the region. Questions, contact Council Chair Sarah Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2017
Call to Artists The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library in Amherst exhibits the work of community artists and crafts people who exhibit a variety of media, styles, and viewpoints, and levels of artistic experience. Burnett Gallery openings are a stop on Amherst’s First Thursdays Arts Night Plus. Individuals or groups from Amherst and the surrounding towns may submit an application online or print and complete an application to be mailed to the library. Learn more. Questions, contact Elisa Campbell at email@example.com.
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Poetry Entries are currently being accepted for the 14th Annual Smith College Poetry Prize for New England & New York High School Girls in 10th & 11th grades. Award: $500 & opportunity to read poem at Smith. Judge: Paisley Rekdal. No entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Of Note: If you have a computer or smartphone and an interest in the natural world around you, you might be interested in iNaturalist. It’s a free, online platform designed to connect people to an entire community of nature enthusiasts. Mass Audubon has launched its own iNaturalist initiative to compile a catalog of the biodiversity present at their wildlife sanctuaries, and they need your help. Contribute your sightings.
Image credit: Photograph of the singer and composer Abbey Lincoln from a 1964 performance with the Max Roach Sextet.