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Inclusive Creativity Webinar Creating Access to the Arts for People with Disabilities, July 31, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with Kerry Thompson, Executive Director of Silent Rhythms & Senior Officer of Communications, Inclusion, & Analytics for the Disability Rights Fund. 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, yet few realize that access to the arts is a disability right. The vast majority of people with disabilities seldom have an opportunity to enjoy or participate in the arts. As the arts transition to using virtual platforms, this can mean either greater inclusion or greater exclusion for people with disabilities. The Inclusive Creativity webinar will teach how the arts and culture sector can provide a creative outlet in an accessible and inclusive way. Learn more and register.
Call to Artists In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment and the successes of the Suffrage movement, the Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) seeks submissions for its upcoming exhibition Created Equal. In partnership with the League of Women Voters of Arlington, the ACA presents Created Equal to showcase artwork that exemplifies the mosaic of voices that contribute to our society and the equal weight all voices carry. The ACA seeks artwork in all forms and mediums that address concepts of fundamental rights and freedoms in our society. This includes, but is not limited to women’s rights, civil rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, veteran’s rights, disability rights, freedom of speech, voter rights, criminal justice reform, and environmental protection. No submission fee. Learn more.
Deadline: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Call to Artists Hera Gallery in Wakefield, RI, is accepting entries for their exhibition, Right To Vote. The show will examine artists’ perspectives on the continued importance of strengthening voting rights in our democracy. Hera Gallery seeks artwork addressing the multiplicity and diversity with which the democratic process in America is experienced. Hera Gallery seeks work in all media, 2D, 3D, and video for this timely, critical exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2020
Call to Artists Entries are being accepted for the 53rd Annual Pembroke Arts Festival. This year’s juried exhibition will occur online. They hope to have a physical display of only the top award winners at a future date (contingent upon circumstances due to COVID-19). Learn more and apply.
Deadline: August 2, 2020
Of Note: Artists Centering Access, a free Online Workshop by Creative Capital. Artists have the potential to center accessibility in their in-person and online creative endeavors. Josh Halstead and Jarah Moesch moderate a discussion between Sina Bahram and Camisha L. Jones, to explore how disability intersects with user experience and design, and the larger role that access plays in movements towards social justice. Tuesday, August 4 at 4:00-5:30pm ET. Register here.
Call to Artists The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) invites artists residing in New England to submit work for Chemical Exchanges employing either traditional metalsmithing techniques such as jewelry and sculptural forms or more unconventional materials and approaches. A chemical exchange represents the transfer of a nucleus from one molecular environment to another: wood into gas, food to energy, metallic alloys into sonically resonant material. No submission fee. Learn More.
Deadline: September 1, 2020, 11:59pm
Call to Artists ART FLUENT invites artists to submit work to their online exhibition MUSE. Juried by Canadian-born, Cape Cod based artist, Jackie Reeves, Open to all fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, watermedia, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, digital art) except video. Learn more.
Deadline: August 7, 2020
Call for Proposals As we experience the ongoing social changes resulting from Covid-19, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) recognizes that engaging with art is more important than ever. Artists are responding to the crisis in innovative ways, prompting us to acknowledge and embrace this new virtual reality. Accordingly, the 2021 HBI Artist Program seeks proposals for new or existing work that can prominently occupy a digital/online/remote format, including innovative forms of presentation and implementations that allow remote audience participation. Proposals must relate to HBI’s mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and gender, and they invite submissions that emphasize the experiences of Jews of color. The 2021 HBI Artist Program provides an artist the opportunity to publish a printed exhibition catalog and have an online solo exhibition for twelve weeks under the auspices of the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University. The selected artist is awarded a $2000 exhibition stipend and a $500 honorarium to produce two virtual public programs during the exhibition. The online exhibition and public programs will run from March–June 2021. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2020, 11:59 pm
Writer in Residence Have you dreamed of writing at the same desk at which Herman Melville wrote Moby-Dick? Apply to be Arrowhead’s newest writer-in-residence in the Berkshires. Writers working in all genres, both published and emerging, are encouraged to apply for one of two 8-week residencies. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling through September 1, 2020
Craft Artists CraftBoston is a biannual show and sale of fine contemporary craft and design. Both CraftBoston Spring and CraftBoston Holiday unite talented makers with passionate and knowledgeable shoppers throughout a weekend-long event. The shows are produced by the Society of Arts + Crafts, America’s oldest non-profit craft organization. The mission of the Society of Arts + Crafts is to support and celebrate craft makers and their creativity, improving our lives by uniting us through culture and creativity, engaging us with multiple perspectives, and engendering an understanding of ourselves through the makers’ stories. Learn more.
Deadline: September 20, 2020
Image credit: Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom, 17th–18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 17th–18th century, China. Applique of various Chinese silks, silvered and gilded leather shapes on silk satin ground; embellished with couched silk cord and embroidery. Dimensions: Overall: 155 x 92 in. (393.7 x 233.7 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.