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Call for Art The Nave Annex Gallery in Somerville is accepting entries for their show Embroidered Truths Woven Tales. submit work which explores ways to use fiber arts – embroidery, weaving, beading, felting, knitting, applique, photographic exposure of fabric, sewn 2-D and 3-D sculptural forms – to carry the hint of a story or hammer away at a truth. The content may be poetic or political, deceptive or revealing, history or myth, seductive or surreal. Open to salvaged, repurposed, recycled and natural materials, as well as traditional media. Proposals for site-responsive installation work welcome. Curated by Susan Berstler and Cecily Miller. Learn more.
Deadline: March 30, 2016
Boston Artists of Color The CreateWell Fund will invest in artists of color in the greater Boston community who demonstrate financial need. They will provide project- and goal-based, fiscal support to two to four individuals who accomplish both of the following: creating a new original art project honoring one’s authentic artistry; achieving a realistic wellness goal tending to a critical aspect of one’s well-being. Awards for two to four select individuals who demonstrate financial need with grants up to $6000 to not only complete an original work of art but to also care for one’s well-being while doing so. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2016
Writer-in-Residence Applications are currently being accepted for the Writer-in-Residence Program at the Boston Public Library. Selected writer receives a $20,000 stipend and office space at the BPL’s Central Library in Copley Square. The writer must work a minimum of 19 hours per week at the BPL during the nine-month residency (September through May). Projects eligible for this program are fiction, non-fiction, a script, or poetry, intended for children or young adults. Illustrations may be combined with any of these formats, but are not required. To be eligible, the applicant must be a US citizen and cannot have published more than three books to date. Learn more.
Deadline: April 19, 2016
Call for Art Unbound Visual Arts, a local non-profit art organization that enriches the community with educational and inspiring exhibitions and programs, is accepting 2 and 3 dimensional art for consideration for the curated exhibition, Freedom, which is a universal value, a human aspiration and an achievement to be treasured. Learn more.
Deadline: May 2, 2016
Sculptors The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, VT, invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest 2016, (September 10 – October 23). The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is “Forecast Now,” guest curated by artist Taylor Apostol. “Forecast Now” encourages artists to respond to current experiences of weather. Investigations may explore any aspect of weather or weather systems (for example: precipitation, wind, drought, heat, cold, flooding, erosion, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.) or they may address the politics revolving around the critical issues of climate change and environmental sustainability. Artists and artist teams are invited to submit proposals for sculpture, installation, video or performance to be exhibited on the historic grounds of the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Vermont. Proposals should include: a one-page project description, sketches, photos or other visual representations of proposed project; artist’s resume; up to 10 images of previous works (emphasis on site-specific); artist statement (optional). Mail proposals to “SculptFest 2016” The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777 (materials will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage) or email to email@example.com (each image must be in jpeg format, under 1MB, text documents in pdf format, videos may use website/Youtube/Vimeo links).
Deadline: June 24th, 2016
Solvent-Free Printmaking Residency Zea Mays Printmaking is offering a subsidized fellowship for a 2-week residency in their printmaking studio to one printmaker who demonstrates artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the intention of future achievement in the field of solvent-free printmaking. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2016
Image credit: Photograph of Albert Einstein holding a marionette puppet of Albert Einstein. In public domain.