Of Note: Staying Authentic While Marketing Your Work, July 14, 2021, 6-8pm. Best suited for visual and media artists. Open and free to artists across Massachusetts. Hosted by Assets for Artists in partnership with Mass Cultural Council. Learn more and register.
Artist Grant Workshop The Basics of Building a Grant (Part 2), July 15, 2021, 2-4pm. Yara Liceaga Rojas will cover the basic building blocks that make up a proposal, including how to get organized, what the review process looks like from the inside, and how to persevere through rejection. Open and free to artists in Massachusetts. Hosted by Assets for Artists in partnership with Mass Cultural Council. Learn more and register.
Of Note: Cambridge Arts is once again issuing permits for street performers as the City reopens from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
BIPOC and Women Filmmakers Funding The Sundance Institute | Stars Collective Granting Fund is a cross-programmatic fund supporting Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women filmmakers working on fiction and nonfiction projects that are currently being supported by the Sundance Institute through our labs and granting programs. Grants ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 aim to provide critical support to advance projects at various stages of their life cycles, from advanced development to pre-production through launch. Learn more.
Deadline: July 16, 2021
Black Design Visionaries, Aspiring Designer & Small Business Grants The Brooklyn Museum and Instagram’s @design have teamed up to give out three $10,000 grants to aspiring Black designers between the ages of 18 and 30, as well as one $100,000 grant to a small, Black-led design business no more than 10 years into its practice. Learn more.
Deadline: July 16, 2021
Beverly Artist Residency The Beverly Arts District (BAD), through the City of Beverly and its partners, is excited to announce the City’s first Artist in Residence pilot program. Through this pilot program, the selected artist will be provided with studio space in the Beverly Arts District at no cost to the artist as well as a monthly stipend to support the artist’s work. The City is seeking one (1) creative individual to fill the position of Artist in Residence, lasting for a term of approximately three (3) months. Learn more.
Deadline: July 19, 2021
Documentary Filmmakers Fund The Sundance Documentary Fund provides strategic financial support to cinematic, feature documentaries with budgets under $1 million. Applicants may submit at any production phase from development through post-production. During the winter grant fund cycle, which will be open through July 26, Sundance will provide small stipends to artists who self-identify as deaf, hard of hearing, having a disability, or living with a mental illness to help offset additional costs associated with disability-related barriers. Learn more.
Deadline: July 26, 2021
Call to Artists Urbano Project is accepting applications for their Artists-in-Residence (AiR) program from artists whose creative practices align with their 2021-2022 curatorial theme, DEMOCRACY. This year, they’re exploring how we understand democracy and equality individually, collectively, as well as through a lens of intersectionality. Learn more.
Deadline: August 10, 2021
Call to Artists Viridian Artists in New York is accepting entries for their 31st International Juried Exhibition. Artists working in all mediums and genres are encouraged to apply. (Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Glass, Fiber, Functional, Digital, Photography, Installation, Mixed Media) The juror is Susan Harris, Independent Curator, Susan Harris is an independent curator and writer of contemporary art in New York City. She is on the Executive Boards of Art Critics Association of America (AICA-US), Printed Matter and The Brooklyn Rail for which she is a contributing editor. Learn more.
Deadline: August 11, 2021
Art & Science Field Opportunities Desert Life: Field Studies of Art + Nature in the Southwest, Exploring natural habitats and making informed art about desert plants, animals, and nature, August 19-22, 2021, Learn more; Cultivo Field Residency for Artists and Scientists of Color, Broadening participation and accessibility in the Arts and Sciences through creative field collaborations, sharing, and hands-on learning, August 14-18, 2021, Learn more.
Call to POC Somerville Poets, POC Photographers Through These Realities is seeking Somerville poets of color to collaborate with Somerville photographers of color on project centered on racial social justice & the media. Through These Realities challenges the narratives of mass media that invalidate the experiences of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian & Pacific Islander, and People of Color (POC) through the interactions of poetry and photography. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2021 (11:59 pm ET)
Furniture Makers The Society of Arts + Crafts is currently accepting applications for the 2021 John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship, a prestigious, annual cash award of $25,000. The fellowship is intended to support an early-career furniture artist looking to fulfill an apprenticeship, further develop their skills, and/or make the transition to independence. Learn more and apply.
Deadline: August 31, 2021
Image credit: Photograph of synthesizer created by Peter Zinovieff, British engineer and composer. In 1969, his company, EMS (Electronic Music Studios), introduced one of the earliest and portable synthesizers, the VCS3. Photograph by Henrik Medquist. From Wikipedia Commons.