Mass Cultural Council Survey During the past grant cycle (Fiscal Year 2023), we paused our Artist Fellowships program to reevaluate our funding opportunities for artists and creatives while simultaneously running the one-time Cultural Sector Recovery Grants for Individuals program. The reevaluation began as part of our Racial Equity Plan and is guided by the vision and values of our recently ratified three-year Strategic Plan. The work will culminate in the development of a new grant program for artists and creatives. The goal is to launch this new program sometime during this fiscal year (FY24), which began on July 1st. In the meantime, please share your perspective by completing this brief survey. Please submit your survey response by end of the day Wednesday, July 12, 2023.
Call to Artists, Photographers The Small Stones Festival of the Arts, a juried art show, is a collaboration of the Worcester County Camera Club and the Blackstone Valley Art Association. Artists and photographers are invited to submit original artwork for acceptance. Categories include Fine Arts Photography and Fine Art Painting & Drawing. Each category prizes include: First: $500; Second: $250; and Third: $100. Six jurors will select prizewinners among the accepted entries. The call opens on July 15, 2023. Submission deadline occurs when entries reach 500. Questions, contact email@example.com. Learn more.
Fall 2023 Artist-in-Residence The Umbrella Arts Center in Concord, MA is proud to continue its Artist-in-Residence program for the 2023-2024 season. We are seeking artists in any discipline who may be working on a specific project and make regular use of a 220 square foot studio space in a vibrant multi-disciplinary arts center that houses an active community of artists in 50 artist studios, an independent ceramics classroom, makerspace, performance and gallery spaces in historic Concord, Massachusetts. Applicants must be 21 or older, and may be in any stage of their career and may work in any medium including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, clay, textiles, digital media, film, mixed media, or public art. Interdisciplinary artists welcome! BIPOC and artsts of all backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: July 20, 2023
Exhibition Proposals Applications are currently being accepted for the Mills Gallery Exhibitions of Boston Center for the Arts. This supports one artist and one curator working together to develop a solo exhibition in the BCA Mills Gallery, working in a studio in the BCA Artist Studios Building. Learn more.
Deadline: July 23, 2023
Exhibit at Boston Art Book Fair 2023 Presented by Boston Center for the Arts and Bodega, the Boston Art Book Fair is a free, all-ages weekend celebrating art, text, print and the myriad ways artists find expression through – and push the definition of – these forms. Learn more and apply to exhibit at the Boston Art Book Fair 2023.
Deadline: July 31, 2023
Artist Grants The Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund provides grants to support the creative work of mid-career visual artists, age 35 and older. Grants are available in painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography or mixed media to artists with financial need in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, as well as Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties in New York. Grants range up to $10,000. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2023
Call to Artists The Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship is a two-year program for artists seeking to establish and sustain a professional art career. Over the course of the program, each fellow develops a landmark exhibition or gallery activation to be presented in the Hamiltonian Artists gallery in their second year. During this time, fellows are expected to be proactive in their creative and professional development while engaging with their peers and contributing to the DC area arts ecosystem. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2023
Craft Research Fund The Craft Research Fund is a visionary program of the Center for Craft dedicated to supporting scholarly craft research in the United States. The Center annually grants $95,000 to academic researchers, independent scholars, curators, and graduate students writing, revising, and reclaiming the history of craft. Applications are now open for the 2024 Craft Research Fund Exhibition grant and the Craft Research Fund Project Grant and are due October 5, 2023. A virtual application information session will be held on Tuesday, August 8, from 4 – 5 pm ET. Learn more.
Call to LGBTQIA+ and Allies Artists Worcester State University’s Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery +seeks artists’ entries for an upcoming juried Pride show titled “Open Doors”. The Gallery encourages artists to “think big, bright, beautiful, bold in colors, textures, intentions” for fall exhibit concurrent with Worcester Pride Month. As part of the open call, the Gallery will accept submissions through emailing Gallery@worcester.edu. Original work made within the last five years will be considered, and artists are invited to submit up to three works of art. Additional submission details and specifications are available at . Email notifications of acceptance will be made on August 24, 2023, and artists will deliver accepted work to the gallery on August 26 and 27, 2023. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, non-binary and other related community artists that support the LGBTQIA+ community are encouraged to present meaningful, contemporary works that underscore identity, lifestyle and diversification. Worcester State Alum and Artist Shannon McGinty and Artist David Wesley-White will serve as the show’s jurors. Learn more.
Deadline: August 18, 2023
Exhibition Proposals The Mills Gallery Exhibitions of Boston Center for the Arts is accepting applications for exhibitions. This supports one artist and one curator working together to develop a solo exhibition in the BCA Mills Gallery, working in a studio in the BCA Artist Studios Building. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Learn more.
Image credit: Charles White, Mother, 1945, lithograph in black on wove paper, National Gallery of Art. Gift of Jacob Kainen, 2002.98.72