BIPOC New England-area Artists and Graphic Designers The Boston Center for the Arts is looking for BIPOC New England-area Artists and Graphic Designers to design a one-page fold-out poster series for the next four 1:1 Exhibitions in the Mills Gallery at BCA. Learn more.
Deadline: July 24, 2022
Fellowship The CatchLight Global Fellowship serves as an incubator — a place for innovative leaders in the visual storytelling field to receive financial support, unlock individual potential, grow and leverage partnerships. The Fellowship cultivates a vibrant community of creative thought leaders whose work will be enhanced by collaboration, personal development, and networking. They aim to bring resources and support to all types of visual storytelling leaders who will make a significant impact and care about the sustainability of the field. Award amount: $30,000. Learn more.
Deadline: July 24, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST
Of Note: Join Cambridge Arts for a free Bike Tour of Public Art in Cambridgeport and Riverside on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in partnership with the Cambridge Public Library. The tour will begin and end at the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza at 237 Franklin St., just outside of the Central Square branch library. Bicyclists of all ages are encouraged to attend. Register.
BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or Storytellers with Disabilities The Documentary Development Initiative is a new partnership between The Gotham and HBO Documentary Films. The program is created for storytellers who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or storytellers with disabilities. The program’s intent is to provide resources to develop thought-provoking, character-driven contemporary ideas for documentary films and limited series. Up to 10 selected filmmakers will be given grants of $50,000 for research and creative development at an early stage. Learn more.
Deadline: July 26, 2022
Artist Residency The Anita Wetzel Residency Grant is a new residency opportunity for mature artists (45 years old and up) to create new work and fully immerse themselves in the Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW’s) supportive environment in Rosendale, New York. This 4-6 week residency gives artists the gift of time to live and work away from the stresses of daily life. Artists may choose to work in any one or more of our studios: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screen printing, darkroom photography, or ceramics. WSW provides housing and studio space. The selected artist will receive a stipend of $350/week, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, and up to $250 toward travel within the continental U.S. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2022
Call to Artists, Scientists, Naturalists, Students, Art and Science Educators, and Science Communicators Join the ART+BIO Collaborative for Desert Field Studies, interactive artmaking, public engagement, and biology on the U.S.-Mexico Border. We will creatively explore the biodiversity of the Chihuahuan Desert in West Texas and New Mexico and integrate artmaking and science learning at various field sites and within the El Paso Community. Camp, hike, make art, and learn about the complex beauty and unique flora and fauna of Chihuahuan Desert. Discover desert ecology, share your work, and contribute to the Sun City Art + Science Festival. Field Studies will include a variety of hands-on Art + Science activities, the Cultivo Field Mentorship, collaborations, mural making, and immersive nature explorations. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2022
Call to Artists The New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill has put on a fun fall exhibit called GNOMEVEMBER, featuring their quirky collection of gnomes. This year they wanted to do something a bit different and make this popular guest experience even better and bigger! They are looking for talented artists or organizations to help us decorate our new gnomes, 28-inch-tall concrete gnomes to be exact. Learn more.
Deadline: August 3, 2022
Call for Poetry Take a trip through Beals Preserve in Southborough, MA, where you will find art installations from local and regional artists. Experience the art and then respond to it in a poem. The top 25 poems submitted will be published in the third edition of Art on The Trails, due out in September 2022. Learn more.
Deadline: August 4, 2022
Call for Artists Waltham Mills Artists Association is accepting entries for our small works show, Creative Exchange, at the Lincoln Arts Project gallery in Waltham. In this exhibit the art will not be for sale, but all participating artists will trade and come home with new original art. The Creative Exchange is both an exhibit and an exchange as it allows artists to share their own work and, during the closing party, trade their piece with another artist from the show. During this time of uncertainty, this swap of artistic generosity provides artists with the opportunity to be appreciated while also appreciating the work of their peers. Learn more.
Deadline: August 5, 2022
Call to Artists Art Fluent invites artists to submit artwork to our online exhibit, AMORE. Over $1,200 in cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com. Visit https://www.art-fluent.com/amore-prospectus for a full prospectus. Amore, love. Where there is love, there is life. Love embodies a wide range of emotional and mental states. It is all-encompassing and is the heartbeat of the human race. What does the nature or essence of love mean to you? And how is this expressed through your art? Show us AMORE from your perspective. Learn more.
Deadline: August 5, 2022 at midnight (MST)
NEW: 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. Read the program guidelines. Key dates for this program include:
Application opens: August 15, 2022
Information sessions: August 23 and October 6, 2022
Application deadline: November 1, 2022
Performing Artists USArtists International, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts, offers funds for American artists to go global. USAI provides grants of up to $18,000 toward eligible expenses. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2022 by 11:59 PM Eastern
For projects taking place between December 15, 2022 and December 14, 2023.
Certification sheets and letters of invitation are due by September 8, 2022.
Free Online Workshop for Artists Mindset & Money with Erika R. Moore. Tuesday, August 2, 2022 | 6 – 7:30 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Mass Cultural Council. Dancer, cultural strategist, and arts educator Erika R. Moore developed this workshop for artists after recognizing her pitfalls related to money management. Mindset & Money is an engaging, high-energy, and participatory workshop with active participant discussion and breakout rooms for peer feedback. It’s filled with diverse perspectives on life, career, and choice, and is best suited for artists of all disciplines who want to heal, renew, or start a new relationship with money. Erika R. Moore is a dance and theater artist, Critical Response Process Certified Facilitator, International Speaker, and Creative Business Consultant. She is the Co-Founder of ReCreate it, an organization using the philosophies and values of art-making practices to support the corporate sector in resource & development training. Best suited for artists of all disciplines. Learn more and register.
Request for Qualifications for University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center RISCA has a new public art commission for the University of Rhode Island’s Fine Arts Center. The budget for the artwork is $360,000. The call is open to all professional artists. Students are excluded. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2022
Image credit: Mountain Landscape with Fir Trees, 1918/19, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Germany, 20th century, graphite and brush and black ink on Cream wove paper, 13 5/8 x 19 15/16 in. From the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.