“That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” Abraham Lincoln
Call to Artists The Cotuit Center for the Arts is accepting entries for HOPE: An Open Juried Exhibit (Nov 14 — Dec 26, 2020). In these difficult, soul-searching times, many of us are looking for ways to stay positive and look towards a better future. This exhibition, titled HOPE, is designed for artists to express their visions of a hopeful tomorrow. Learn more.
Deadline: Jurying Drop Off is November 9, 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 November 12, 2020, 4 PM, featuring Gannit Ankori, Interim Director, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; Nora Diedrich, Executive Director, Newport Art Museum; and Lucia Marconi, Manager, Planned Giving, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Call for Proposals The Goethe-Institut Boston opens its unique, flexible space in Back Bay to artists and creative minds as a “laboratory” for ideas. With this Call for Proposals they invite New England’s creative community in the cultural realm to use their newly-renovated space in Back Bay to experiment, innovate, and try out new ideas. Successful applicants will realize their proposed projects in 2021 within a TBD two week period. The available space includes our Grand Hall, reception room, entrance way and stairwell, and two outside spaces at the front and back of the building. In light of the current situation and the restrictions caused by COVID-19, the Jury will be looking for projects that are feasible during COVID-19 times. They will give special consideration to projects that not only take the uncertain and constantly changing conditions into account but additionally find creative ways to deal with necessary restrictions. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2020
Art For Racial Justice Grant In response to and to lift up the Black Lives Matter movement, Cambridge Arts’ new Art for Racial Justice Grants will financially support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists to create work addressing resilience and racial equity. Individuals and organizations can apply for grants of $5,000 to support cultural projects that further racial justice and benefit people who live or work in Cambridge. Learn more.
Deadline: November 16, 2020
Free Massachusetts Fall/Winter 2020-21 Artist Webinars MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists is offering 3 free zoom workshops: “Taxes for Artists & Preparing for a Downturn” w/ Hannah Cole; Navigating Housing & Studio Spaces for Artists: Know Your Rights and Resources” w/ Ngoc-Tran Vu and Liliana Mangiafico; “The Basics of Building a Grant” w/ Yara Liceaga Rojas. BIPOC artists will receive priority. Learn more.
Performing Artists The New England States Touring (NEST) Grant funds the presentation of regional, national, and international artists presented by New England-based nonprofit organizations. Learn more.
Deadline: November 16, 2020
Emergency Grant for Artists The Artist Relief Grant will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19. Applicants must be 18 or older, able to receive taxable income in the United States regardless of their citizenship status, and have generally lived and worked in the United States for the last two years. Learn more.
Deadlines: Cycle VIII: October 22 – November 18 (closes 11:59pm ET)
Cycle IX: November 19 – December 10 (closes 11: 59pm ET)
Emergency Relief Funds for Greater Boston Area Visual Artists The Collective Futures Fund, administered by the Tufts University Art Galleries, is offering an emergency support grant for Greater Boston area visual artists. The Fund will award forty $1,500 grants by December 2020 through a lottery system. The fund are intended to help visual artists whose income has been impacted by the pandemic. Learn more.
Deadline: November 27, 2020, 11:59 EST
Of Note The Sudbury Art Association annual Holiday Market includes 18 artists in store and 11 more online. Learn more.
Grants for Artists Please note: Mass Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program has extended its application deadline to December 14, 2020. The LCC Program supports 1000s of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually, with nearly half of the grants benefiting education. Learn more and find your local council.
Deadline: December 14, 2020
Image credit: A crowd organized by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee sang “We Shall Overcome” in Farmville, Va., in 1966, after a speech by Stokely Carmichael. Credit, The New York Times