Of Note The Massachusetts Attainable Savings Plan allows individuals with disabilities and their families to save for disability-related expenses without losing eligibility for federal means-tested benefits. Adam Hartwell from the Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority will present a free webinar on the benefits, eligibility requirements, and plan details of Attainable Savings Plan, on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 12 noon. Register.
Free Workshop Makers Market: Vending 101, Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Artisans Asylum, 96 Holton St., Boston. Free workshop for people wishing to vend in art markets or pop-ups this holiday season, especially those newer to selling. Learn more.
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
Craft Artists The Society of Arts + Crafts 2023 Jumpstarter program consists of four (4) grants of $3,000 each: two (2) in the summer and two (2) in the winter. The summer awardees were announced in June. The purpose of the grants is to support craft artists who reside in New England to pursue new directions or advance new ideas in their work. Learn more.
Deadline Extended: November 27, 2023
Exhibition Proposals Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA. invites artists and curators to pitch an exhibition for winter 2024 and bring your vision to life. Organize and present a well-curated exhibition of contemporary art from start to finish, with guidance and support from Gallery 263 staff. Open to New England artists of all media types and career levels. Learn more.
Deadline: December 3, 2023
Call to Artists The Maine Arts Commission is making a call to all Maine artists and artist teams to submit proposals to design, create and install 3-dimensional artwork in an outdoor green space across the street from the newly constructed Enrollment and Advancement Center at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. This call is open to all artists who work in New England, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island; and artists from neighboring Quebec and New Brunswick, Canada. Artists with local ties to the Acadia of the Lands and Forests/L’Acadie des terres et forêts are especially encouraged to apply. The total project budget for artwork is $27,000.00. Learn more.
Deadline: December 4, 2023, 5:00 p.m. EST
Craft Archive Fellowship Up to 6 fellowships of $5,000 will be awarded to support archival research on underrepresented and non-dominant craft histories in the United States. This fellowship will foster archival research on underrepresented and non-dominant craft histories in the United States, such as feminist, intersectional, queer, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and other communities and approaches. Learn more.
Deadline: December 6, 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. Read the program guidelines and apply now.
Deadline: December 11, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET
Call for Artists Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA, invites artists based in the United States to submit to “Face,” a juried group exhibition that challenges the tradition and explores the potential of portraiture. Juried by Anthony Peyton Young. All visual and performance media (2D, 3D, time-based) will be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday, January 7, 2024
Image credit: Terracotta statuette of woman with bird face, Late Cypriot II, ca. 1450–1200 BCE, Cypriot, Terracotta; hand-made, H. 8 3/16 in. (20.80 cm). From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.