Free Online Workshops for Artists MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists is offering free, online workshops for artists. Laura Christensen’s online crowdfunding workshops explores several strategies for successful campaigns to fund your artist projects. Workshops are free and open to artists of all types in MA, CT & RI. Learn more and register for October 6 or November 15.
Poets A prize of $2,000 and publication by Alice James Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet residing in the United States. Submit a manuscript of 45 to 100 pages. All entries are considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2021
Local Cultural Council Program Grants for community-based arts and culture projects. Led by municipally appointed volunteers, LCCs award over $4 million every year, supporting 6,000 cultural programs that include everything from field trips to lectures, festivals, and dance performances. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2021
Grant for Artists, Teaching Artists, Humanists, Scientists STARS Residencies (Students and Teachers working with Artists, Scientists, and Scholars) provides grants of $700 – $5,500 to schools to support creative learning residencies in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Learn more.
Deadline: October 20, 2021 at 11:59pm (ET)
Mass Cultural Council Choreography, Poetry, and Traditional Artist Fellowships The Artist Fellowships are unrestricted awards to in recognition of exceptional creative work by Massachusetts artists. This year, Mass Cultural Council is committing over $1 million to the Artist Fellowships, with the goal of doubling the artists funded through the program. The Fellowship grants are $15,000. Finalist awards will increase this year from $1,500 to $5,000. Learn more and then apply using Mass Cultural Council’s grants management system.
Deadline: October 25, 2021 (11:59pm ET)
Call for Small Works The Cambridge Art Association is accepting entries for their Holiday Small Works Sale. Works for sale will be one-of-a-kind works by emerging and established artists priced at $100 each. From oil paintings to monotypes, photography to sculpture, and everything in between, all created by CAA members and friends. The 2021 Small Works Sale will offer artists and buyers the opportunity to purchase online and in-person, at their gallery at The Speedway. All work will be for sale, beginning at 6pm on December 8, at the CAA’s Charles River Speedway gallery. Online sales will begin at 8:30pm on December 8. Artwork cannot be reserved in advance, – all sales will be first come first served! Learn more.
Inspirational Portraiture Call for inspirational portraiture for Aplomb Gallery (Dover, NH) grand opening show Stronger and VR exhibition at The Meta Biennale VR exhibition, hosted on ArtGate. All mediums considered but should represent figurative work either literally or abstractly and relate to the theme: Stronger. Especially looking for work that conveys a positive message of resilience. The Meta Biennale VR exhibition, hosted on ArtGate, can be attended with a VR headset or any PC/Mac. Artists will be instructed on how to attend and share the events. The Aplomb gallery exhibition will include select works, require masks and limited, staggered attendance. Artist will receive 70% and 30% commission will go to Aplomb gallery for work sold during either exhibitions. Learn more.
Deadline: October 28, 2021 at 9PM
Jazz Masters Fellowship Nominations The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is accepting nominations in two categories, the Performers Category and the Jazz Advocate Category. The National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship is the highest honor that our nation bestows upon jazz musicians. Each year since 1982, the program has elevated to its ranks a select number of living legends who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. The Arts Endowment will honor musicians who represent a range of styles and instruments. In addition, one fellowship – the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy – will be given to an individual who has made major contributions to the appreciation, knowledge, and advancement of the American jazz art form. Learn more.
Deadline: October 29, 2021 11:59 p.m. (ET)
New England Filmmakers NewEnglandFilm.com is offering a free open call for the New England Film Star Award, a grant for a film by a New England filmmaker marginalized by race, gender, sexuality, able-bodiedness, or other. The award recipient will receive a range of monetary certificates for equipment, professional development sessions, event space for a screening, memberships, and other career-building support. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2021
Studio Residency Proposals The Goethe-Institut Boston invites artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, activists and other creatives to submit proposals for a Studio 170 residency in 2022. Successful applicants will realize their proposed projects in their newly-renovated space in Back Bay. Applicants must reside and/or work in New England. Artist stipend of $1000. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2021
Call for Exhibition Proposals Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA, invites artists and curators to pitch an exhibition for spring 2022. 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: January 9, 2022
Image credit: Emilio Sánchez, Untitled, Bronx Storefront, “La Rumba Supermarket”, late 1980s, watercolor on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum.