Need Based Grants for Latinx Artists and Arts Organizations Actos de Confianza is a COVID-19 relief program which exclusively supports Latinx art and culture makers in Eastern U.S. and Puerto Rico. The $2,500 artist grants and $5,000 organization grants aim to provide relief to those facing critical financial emergencies due to the impact of COVID-19 in the United States and Puerto Rico. Learn more.
Deadline: March 17, 2021
Visual Artists, Photographers Innovate Grants is currently accepting submissions. They offer awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on their website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Learn more.
Deadline: March 18, 2021
Request for Proposals Starlight Square, a community venue located in the heart of Central Square’s Cultural District welcomes anyone interested in organizing programming, performances, or events at Starlight to respond to their request for proposals. This year’s theme is “season of possibility.” Accepted applicants will be notified the week of April 5th. Learn more.
Deadline: March 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Call to Artists The Artists Group of Charlestown is accepting entries for the exhibit Revitalized, their Annual Spring Art Exhibition 2021 at the StoveFactory Gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: March 21, 2021
Cambridge-based Black, Latinx|o|a, Asian and Pacific Islander, Indigenous and people of color Poets If you are a poet and want to create poetry with neuroscientists, physicists, nuclear engineers, sociologists, and other scientists, you should apply to the call for poetry from the Poetry of Science. Learn more.
Deadline: March 21, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET
Documentary Filmmakers Working Films’ Impact Kickstart 2021 call for applications is now open! The program offers partnership development, strategic support and at least $25,000 in impact campaign funding to underrepresented documentary directors with feature films that hold great promise to catalyze action and address critical issues of our time. Learn more.
Deadline: March 22, 2021
Call for Sculptures, Installations The Jamestown Arts Center in Jamestown, RI, is seeking sculptures and installations for its 2021 exhibition season, late June through October 31. The outdoor exhibition entitled Spacing Out(side) will relate to the summer exhibition in the JAC’s main galleries, SPACING OUT: Expanding the Field of Vision, which contextualizes the work of contemporary artists who challenge the limitations of space. In keeping with the main gallery exhibition, we welcome outdoor proposals that engage space in interesting or unusual ways, are original in their construction or use of materials, or offer an unexpected point of view. Learn more.
Deadline March 31, 2021
Call for Art The Boston LGBTQAI+ Artist Alliance (BLAA) is a volunteer artist-run organization that seeks to elevate the visibility of and provide resources to LGBTQIA+ Boston-area artists. BLAA is now accepting submissions for their Summer 2021 show at the Distillery Art Gallery in South Boston. Because of the uncertainties of the covid-19 pandemic, they will also be having a digital gallery space to accompany the physical. There is no theme for the call. They are accepting any and all types of work (including video and performance). The theme for the show will be member-driven and based on the entries received. All art that is not included in the Summer 2021 show will be put up for consideration for their fall and winter show. All digital files must be under 10mb and be labeled as “LastName_FirstName_Title_Year.jpeg“ If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST
Call to Artists The Hopkinton Center for the Arts presents its 16th annual Arts in Bloom Exhibit in the HCA Lotvin Family Gallery from May 6 through June 24, 2021. The juried show is open to all artists. This year’s show is juried by artist and arts administrator Tatiana Flis who will select six works for awards and cash prizes. Last year’s exhibit featured the work of 35 artists from California, Rhode Island and 23 Massachusetts cities and towns. Learn more.
Deadline: April 2, 2021
Artist Residency Converging Liberations Residency is an experimental, community informed project committed to the belief that artistic practice is key to imagining and practicing liberatory futures. The residency is exclusively for artists, creatives, and community organizers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. We extend special invitations to those who also identify as queer or trans, as a caretaker, and/or as differently abled/disabled (and so will use the term QT/BIPoC to encompass all of these individuals). Applicants must also be “Massachusetts” based. Learn more.
Deadline: April 12, 2021
Call for Art ArtsWorcester seeks submissions in any medium for their 19th Biennial. Cash prizes will be awarded, including the Sally Bishop Prize, which comes with a $1,000 cash award and a solo exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum during their 2021-22 season. Beth C. McLaughlin of the Fuller Craft Museum will serve as juror. Learn more.
Deadline: April 16, 2021
Documentary Filmmakers The IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund is now accepting applications! Production funds are provided to feature-length documentary films taking on in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories and integrating journalistic practice into the filmmaking process. In addition to funds, grantees will receive additional resources and expertise tailored to the needs of the project. Inclusion and diversity, both in terms of the filmmaking team and subject matter, are a priority of the fund. Learn more.
Deadline: April 19, 2021
US-based Indigenous Performing Artists Western Arts Alliance (WAA)’s Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP) program announces a call for US-based Indigenous performing artists to apply for the 2021 AIP Native Launchpad Award. Learn more.
Deadline: May 4, 2021 at 5:00 pm PST
Craft Artists The Museum of Craft and Design is launching a new artist opportunity with Call & Response: Craft As A Tool For Activism, a nationwide online exhibition and artist marketplace. This juried exhibition intends to highlight artists that are working at this crucial intersection of craft and activism, uplifting their political ideals and their communities through their medium of choice. The winning piece will receive a grand prize of $1,000, the runner-up will receive $500 and third place will receive $250. Entry is $5.00, paid directly to SlideRoom for use of their software. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Image credit: Jacob Lawrence, The Library, 1960, tempera on fiberboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., 1969.