Action Alert: The Mass Cultural Council wants to know how COVID-19 has impacted you economically. This new survey effort will directly inform continued advocacy efforts on behalf of the cultural sector for public COVID-19 relief and mitigation assistance. Whether you are an artist, a teaching artist or humanist, or a representative of a cultural nonprofit organization, please make sure to respond to this survey by Friday, October 30, 2020.
Webinars with Arts Administrators Arts Administration Association New England is holding a series of “Sip and Chat” webinars with arts administrators from the region. The next discussion is October 22, 2020, 4 PM, featuring Oliver Barker, Director, Cape Ann Museum Inc; Denise Leblanc (Lebica), Executive Director, Fuller Craft Museum; and Matthias Waschek, Executive Director, Worcester Art Museum.
Medical Emergency Grants The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies. Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants are not for lost wages, living expenses or medical care for individuals other than the artist. Learn more.
Deadline: October 26, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Call to Artists Creatives of all mediums and backgrounds are invited to apply to participate in this year’s Allston-Brighton Winter Market. Hosted virtually due to COVID-19, this marketplace celebrates local creative entrepreneurship by uniting buyers with fine art, artisanal goods, unique services, one-of-a-kind commissions, and handcrafted gifts. Each vendor’s shop is featured on the Harvard Ed Portal website in an interactive showcase. In addition to wares, we are looking for independent artists who sell experiential items (Zoom cookie decorating, anyone?) and those whose art business is commission- or service-based, such as photographers or designers. Sellers are also invited to submit an interactive program idea for possible co-production with the Ed Portal (optional). Learn More & Apply.
Deadline: October 30, 2020
Photographers The Photographic Resource Center is having an a Members online exhibition and collecting opportunity on view November 16, 2020 – January 2, 2021. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2020 at 11:59pm
Call for Artists The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center seeks artists to design a marble sculpture honoring Ernie Royal (1917-1994), Vermont’s first African American restaurant owner and the first black member of the National Restaurant Association Board of Directors. The marble memorial will become part of the Rutland Sculpture Trail, a collection of public sculpture planned for completion and placement in this historic Vermont city. The maquette is to be sculpted in clay, to be reproduced in plaster and translated into marble. The finished sculpture will be carved at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. Learn more about the Ernie Royal Memorial Sculpture.
Deadline: November 13, 2020
Local Cultural Council Grants for Individuals or Organizations Individuals and organizations may apply to the LCC Grant for projects, ticket subsidy programs, cultural field trips for children, public art, or other activities. Individuals or organizations can apply for grants to support arts programs or field trips. Learn more.
Deadline: November 16, 2020
Professional Development Grants The Public Art Learning Fund provides grants to support professional development opportunities for New England artists to strengthen their public art practices. Through the Public Art Learning Fund, NEFA intends to foster the continued development of more equitable, inclusive, and vibrant public spaces and public life throughout New England. Learn more.
Deadline: November 16, 2020
Call to Artists Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT. annual juried members exhibition, MIXMASTER @ the MATT. The exhibition is in its 6th year, and is open to submissions by residents of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont 18 years and over. Initiated to support and recognize contemporary art, MIXMASTER provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their most recent work, done in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a Connecticut Museum. Works will be judged by Leslie Garrett, Director of Nohra Haime Gallery in New York City. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Call to Artists The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists to submit work for our open themed online exhibition. All winners will be displayed in their online gallery. Their open theme seeks fine art work in any medium with the exception of media, with the mentality of anything goes. Open to all fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, watermedia, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, digital art) except video. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2020
Books Published in 2020 Massachusetts Center for the Book is accepting submissions to the Massachusetts Book Awards. The Massachusetts Book Awards recognize compelling works of Massachusetts (1) fiction, (2) nonfiction, (3) poetry (4) children’s picture books and (5) middle-grade/young adult literature, written by authors currently residing in Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Cape Cod Playwrights Eventide Theatre Company is launching a new-works lab, Playwrights ETC, that will give Cape Cod’s theatrical talent a path from playwriting to production. Each quarter the lab will accept 12 playwrights who wish to develop new works into a core working group. Three additional “drop in” seats will be open each meeting for playwrights looking for more casual feedback. Experienced as well as first-time playwrights will be welcomed equally. Each meeting will include 20- and 30-minute slots that playwrights will use to share works in progress and receive constructive feedback from other lab members. The lab will meet biweekly beginning October 11th. The program is currently full, but you can add yourself to the waiting list by emailing email@example.com. To participate in the lab, you must be a member of Eventide Theatre Company.
Image credit: Nairi Havan holding mother’s embroidery with her son, Armenian embroidery, 2002. Photography by Maggie Holtzberg