Free Storytelling Workshop Digital Green Card Stories: American Immigrant Narrative, Saturday, June 18, 11AM-1PM, Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St #200, Boston, MA. Immigrant stories are a significant part of American history, but are often ignored or silenced. This free storytelling workshop led by local African folklore artist Dzidzor will create an opportunity to bring awareness to the immigrant experience in America. Through writing exercises, world-building, games, and visual art, participants will create a written narrative inspired by their own relationship and journey to the American land. This event is free and open to all! Attendees of this workshop will receive access to 2 free tickets to the June 28 performance of the American Repertory Theater’s production of 1776 and are invited to the program’s closing celebration on Spectacle Island on July 23rd. Register now at Digital Green Card Stories RSVP.
Open Studios: West Medford Open Studios, Saturday, June 25, 2022 in Dugger Park.
Call to Artists Gallery 263 invites New England-based artists to submit stop-motion animations for “Making Moves,” an online-only exhibition of contemporary stop-motion animation. This is a free opportunity with no submission fee. “Making Moves” is juried by artist Amy Lovera. Learn more.
Deadline: June 26, 2022
Drue Heinz Literary Prize A prize of $15,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. No entry fee. Writers who have published at least one previous book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed magazines or literary journals are eligible. There is no entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2022
Arlington Community Education Cover Art Contest Arlington Community Education is accepting submissions of artwork for their cover art contest. Three winning artists will receive $250 and exposure to an audience of more than 50,000 in exchange for use of their artwork. All mediums are welcome. Open to artists high-school-aged and up. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2022
Call to Artist for Solo Show Fall 2022 Application for two month figurative work solo exhibition for September – October 2022. Submit 6-15 figurative works to be considered for a solo show at Aplomb in Dover, NH. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2022
Cultural Field Research Grant The Community Collections Grants from the American Folklife Center (AFC) funds and support contemporary cultural field research and documentation within diverse communities. Available to Individuals and Organizations, the grants offer up to $50,000 each to support projects within their communities to produce ethnographic cultural documentation, such as interviews with community members and audio-visual recordings of cultural activity, from the community perspective. The Center will archive the collections from grant projects to preserve and showcase this rich and valuable cultural documentation, expanding its representation and inclusion of contemporary cultural expressions and traditions that may otherwise be absent from the national record. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2022 @ Noon EST
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
Call to Artists Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to their online exhibit, MOTION. Artists are challenged to capture a moment in time, a split second communicated as a visual suggestion of motion. Whether through line, texture, contrast, patterns, or color, we use all kinds of methods to translate movement in our art. Motion in artwork also helps the viewer’s eye move from one part of the piece to the next. Rhythm and flow can be implied through capturing movement as the work itself or how we are supposed to move within the piece. Over $1,200 in cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in their online gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1 at midnight (MST)
Poets of Color The New England Poetry Club has announced three new grants. Two grants for individual poets for poetic achievement; one grant for a project that forwards the mission of the NEPC to promote the appreciation of poetry, and which has a particular focus on BIPOC community involvement. Please note, these grants are specifically for Black poets and Poets of Color. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2022
Image credit: Diego Rivera, 1936, Tempera and oil on canvas, 26 × 42 in., Gift of Josephine Wallace KixMiller in memory of her mother, Julie F. Miller, who purchased the painting from the artist at his studio in Mexico in 1936. From the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Painting of an Indigenous woman native to Mexico bent and seated on a brown floor, using red thread to create a geometric design on a backstrap loom. Earth tones dominate, while a dresser in the background and the bottom portion of the woman’s white dress are a deep blue. © 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.