Of Note: Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Individuals are unrestricted $5,000 grants to creatives and gig workers to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and set a path for growth. Watch a recorded webinar about the program. Read the program guidelines and apply. Key dates for this program include:
Information session: October 6, 2022
Application deadline: November 1, 2022
Boston Area Artists The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture Boston has artist housing spaces available at Bartlett Place A, 2505 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119. Request an application form here.
Call to Artists Glass Perspectives will be the Newburyport Art Association’s (NAA) largest exhibition in celebration of the Year of Glass, and the call is open to everyone across all media – members and non-members alike. Everyone knows glass and we all have associations with glass. There is room for interpretation and exploration of the theme as we plan to fill the entire building – all galleries – with this exhibition. Accepted Categories/Media: glass, acrylic, digital art, drawing, film/video, fine craft, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor. Reproductions of original work and Giclee prints cannot be accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: September 10, 2022 (11:59pm)
Playwright Residency The Boston Center for the Arts has announced a new BCA Playwright Residency for 2022-2023. This year-long residency is designed to support rising playwrights by providing office, rehearsal, and performance space, marketing support, professional mentorship, as well as access to community partnerships, workshops, and a platform for creating and producing innovative work. Register for a virtual info session Aug 31, 2022, 5 PM ET. Learn more.
Deadline: September 11, 2022
Call to Artists and Performers The Somerville Arts Council’s Ignite Festival 2022 brings an evening of international eats, fire throwers, roving entertainment, and a raucous celebration of global culture. Somerville Arts Council is issuing an open call to artists working in various genres. Learn more and apply.
Deadline: September 12, 2022
Grants for MA Artists Applications for grants made through your Local Cultural Council open early in September. Register for an information session on September 13, 2022. Learn more.
Deadline: October 17, 2022
Cape and Island Artists Capacity-building Program The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) is inviting creatives on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket to apply to its new capacity-building program. As part of the program, 10 artists will be selected to spend a year strengthening their creative practice through one-on-one financial coaching as well as workshops aimed at creating a business plan. They will also have access to a community cohort of creative peers, and receive a $1,000 working capital grant at the end of program completion. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2022
Call to Artists Forged in Isolation, a group exhibition to be held November/December 2022 at the Jamaica Plain branch library. March 2020 disrupted our daily lives and left us to navigate the feelings of loneliness and confinement. As artists this was exceptionally challenging taking a toll on our mental health while our resolve to create waned. As time went on, the constraints of life under lockdown eased up for some and we began to venture forward. Artists are encouraged to submit work to this open call that pays tribute to their personal determination to overcome a challenging situation through art. Notification of Acceptance: October 5, 2022. Learn more.
Deadline: September 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Public Artists The Henderson Foundation’s grants provide support for projects focused on the enhancement of the appearance and preservation of outdoor elements in the city of Boston. The Foundation encourages applications for projects in all neighborhoods of Boston that concern parks, city streets, buildings, monuments, and architectural and sculptural works. Learn more.
Deadline: October 7, 2022
Early Career Fellowship for BIPOC Ceramic Artists Apsaragus Valley Pottery Trail (AVPT) is sponsoring an “Early Career Fellowship for BIPOC Ceramic Artists.” The 2023 Fellowship includes: waived booth fee, up $300 travel stipend, optional lodging in the home of a pottery trail host, booth supplies/tables/display (if needed). There is no fee to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15th 2022
Call to Artists The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Fall 2022 artist grants. We are offering 2 grants of $3,500 and 4 grants of $1,000. Jurors: Simone Krug, Curator, Aspen Art Museum and Rachel Reese Waldrop, Director & Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Chattanooga. 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2022
Image credit: Figures Depicting the Four Seasons c. 1775, part of a set, Bristol Porcelain Factory (British, 1770-81), England, Bristol, hard-paste porcelain. From the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.