Take the Survey: The Mass Cultural Council is asking artists and cultural workers to share their story of the economic effects of the pandemic. Take the 6th COVID-19 Cultural Sector Impact Survey by April 15, 2022.
Creative Businesses Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation is offering grants of $10,000 – $75,000 through two grant programs, the New Applicant and Inclusive Grant programs, for small businesses (2-50 full-time equivalent employees) negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about whether your small creative business meets the eligibility requirements.
Deadline: April 4, 2022
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants One-time grants to artists in need in the U.S., Tribal Nations, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, and are administered by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), with funding from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The Medical Emergency Grants are one-time, $5,000 grants to support direct treatment expenses for medical, dental or mental health emergencies that occurred August 1, 2021 or later, for artists practicing in the visual arts, and film/video/electronic/digital arts and choreography. Learn more about the Medical Emergency Grants. The Dancer Emergency Grants provide up to $5,000 for essential expenses for professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cycle 3 opens on April 14, 2022 for emergency expenses between January 1 and September 30, 2022. Learn more about the Dancer Emergency Grants.
Deadline for the Medical Emergency Grants: April 5, 2022
Deadline for the Dancer Emergency Grants (cycle opens Apr 14): May 20, 2022
Call to Artists Massachusetts-based visual artists working in drawing, painting, collage, photography, fiber, and other two-dimensional media are invited to apply for Gallery 263’s Small Works Project. This project presents original, quality artworks in Gallery 263’s flat files for the duration of one year. Artists of all career levels are invited to submit to this Cambridge gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: April 20, 2022
Of Note: TransCultural Exchange invites artists, the public, and out-of-town guests to gather together on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Evans Way Park in Boston for a local show of gratitude to everyone, everywhere for weathering the pandemic. This will be followed by a projection of TransCultural Exchange’s Hello World video, which features artists around the world sending greetings through music, dance and video. (Rain date April 30.) Signs, Costumes and Pictures of well-wishes for the photos and videos that night are welcome! Artists interested in being included in both the group photos and the Boston addition to Hello World should send their name, email and website or instagram link to email@example.com with the subject line: Hello World: Hello Boston. Hello World was conceived in April 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to offer solidarity, solace, and connection through art. The project is dedicated to TransCultural Exchange’s late webmaster Rudi Punzo, the artists from Ukraine who joined the project, and all the people in Ukraine in their current struggle against the leadership of the Russian Federation. Learn more.
Poets Entries are currently being accepted for the 2022 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Manuscript Prize. The winner received a $1,000 award, publication with the University of Utah Press and a reading with the Guest Writers Series. Judge: Monica Youn. Reading fee: $25. Open to new and established poets. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2022
Logo Design Contest The Berkley Cultural Council is holding a contest for a new logo that strengthens the council’s identity in funding arts, humanities, and science projects in the Berkley area. A cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the winner and your artwork will be seen on our website, social media and promo items! This contest is open to all MA residents. Learn more about rules, see the current logo, and follow submission instructions.
Deadline: April 15, 2022.
Call for Performers The ArtBeat 2022 planning has begun! The Somerville Arts Council’s annual multicultural arts festival showcases the City’s diverse and vibrant arts communities and attracts ten thousand visitors to Davis Square. Presented by the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) and Mayor Katjana Ballantyne. ArtBeat is now its 36th year and features an eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, food, performance, and interactive activities. This year’s ARTBEAT THEME: Rise. Learn more to apply.
ArtBeat Call to Musicians
ArtBeat Call to Dance artists/companies
Deadline for both calls: Monday, April 18, 2022
Two Workshops for Artists with of Rebecca Hutchinson, a Massachusetts based artist and Full professor at UMass Dartmouth
Building Passionate Forms with Paperclay
In this workshop we will explore personal form development. Demonstrations will include mixed media material preparation and ceramic building techniques (assemblage, casting, weaving, slip trailing, paperclay mache) all to achieve qualities of sculptural presence, and personal and conceptual intent. The workshop will be balanced between material understanding, demo watching, and studio construction time. All skill levels welcome. Register here.
Papermaking: Pulp Painting and Collage at Hutchinson Studio
Hutchinson Studio in Clancy, MT
This workshop will introduce paper-making and paper pulp techniques. Demonstrations will include pouring paper sheets, Pulp painting, and collaging and chine-collé techniques. This course will allow for artists of all different creative backgrounds to find how papermaking can enhance their studio practice. All skill levels are welcome. Register here.
Fiction Writers Entries are currently being accepted for the 2022 New American Fiction Prize. Winner receives $1,500 award and book publication. Weike Wang, author of Chemistry and Joan Is Okay, will judge. Minimum length: 100 pages (no maximum). Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2022
Image credit: Terracotta vase in the form of a ketos (sea monster), 2nd half of the 7th century B.C., Greek, Cretan or South Italian. From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.