Call to Artists The Firehouse Center for the Arts’ first annual Mural Contest is now accepting proposals for one temporary mural, to be on display from June 19–July 14 2019. The theme, which artists are free to interpret as they see fit, is The Colors of Newburyport. The selected artist will receive a $500 stipend and $150 for materials. Learn More.
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Artist Residency The Millay Colony is accepting applications for their artist residency program in New York state for visual artists, writers, and composers. Learn more.
Deadline: October 8, 2018
Emerging Artists Book Projects Printed Matter in New York City has an open call for submissions to help early career artists realize their book projects. Artists receive a fee of $1,500, plus 5% of the edition. Learn more.
Deadline: October 21, 2018
Visual Art Centered on Storytelling The PRX Podcast Garage has issued a call for Massachusetts-based artists to exhibit in their Allston event/community space. Artists whose work centers on telling stories and connecting people are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals for 3-4 month installments. Learn more.
Deadline: October 22, 2018
Video Essays The Marcus Harris Foundation has announced a video essay contest based on the topic: The need to end cash bail in America. The winning video will not only address the problems with the cash bail system, but also propose how to amend the system within the scope of overall criminal justice reform. Contest winner will receive a $250 prize and have the video posted on the Marcus Harris Foundation’s online platforms. Applicants should be between the ages of 15 and 25. Learn more.
Deadline: October 28, 2018
Short Stories Entries are currently being accepted for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. Writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation of more than 5,000 are welcome to submit a short story. The winner will receive a a prize of $2,500 and publication in Glimmer Train. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2018
Ceramic Artist in Residence Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is currently offering a 3 month Ceramic Artist in Residence Program during the winter of 2019 that is designed to provide time and facilities to artists looking for a concentrated creative experience. Free from the distractions of every day pressures, residents will be given time and space to concentrate on their work in the beautiful setting of Cape Cod and will be awarded a shared exhibition in the Castle Hill gallery upon completion of their stay. The residency runs from January 2 to March 31, 2019 and includes housing and studio space for $600/month. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2018
Artist Fellowship Applications are currently being accepted for the A Blade of Glass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art. The fellowship supports courageous artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures to enact social change. Fellows will receive $20,000 in minimally restricted support. Learn more.
Deadline: November 16, 2018, 11:59 PM (EST)
Ten-minute Plays Submissions of ten-minute plays by New England playwrights are now being accepted for the Boston Theater Marathon XXI to be held May 19, 2019, at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2018
Dance Artists Fellowships Dance USA Fellowships for Artists provide direct support to dance artists who have substantive practice of working through dance to address social change within one or more communities. DFA will support artists who are creating work that is relevant to current times, and that tells the truths of peoples and issues in our communities and world today. Artists funded must have dedicated their practice to directly and meaningfully addressing the needs of one or more community(s). Outside of the communities in which they work, these artists may not be well known for the ways in which their practice might inform and inspire their choreography and performance. Fellowship funds would be used at the artist’s discretion to support costs related their practice, which may include the creation of work. Artists are not required to complete a project or to perform. Learn more.
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: November 16, 2018, 5:30 PM Pacific Time
Image: VOYAGE A LA LUNE, Lithograph, between 1865 and 1870, from the Library of Congress Flickr page.