Block Party Grants for Cambridge Residents Cambridge residents can now apply for $200 Grants to fund your block party. Get a $200 Grant (limited supply) to support your block party, with funding from Cambridge Arts, the City’s Art & Cultural Planning progbram, and the Cambridge Public Health Department. Learn more and apply.
Help Shape Our Disability Equity Plan Mass Cultural Council is partnering with Open Door Arts and Art-Reach to learn more about our community of disabled artists, patrons, and arts and culture organizations to help make our sector more accessible, inclusive, and representative of people with disabilities. We are seeking responses from individuals including people with disabilities, artists and cultural workers with disabilities, and caregivers of people with disabilities to better understand current priorities, needs, and barriers from the individual perspective. Contact Open Door Arts with questions or to request an alternative survey format for access. Learn more.
Deadline to submit survey: May 31, 2023
PEN/Phyllis Naylor Grant for Children’s and Young Adult Novelists Offered annually to an author of children’s or young adult fiction for a novel-in-progress. The award was developed to help writers whose work is of high literary caliber and assist a writer at a crucial moment in their career to complete their novel. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2023
Downtown Window Art: Call for Proposals Mosaic Lowell in collaboration with the City of Lowell invites artists and organizations to submit qualifications to be considered for a commission to paint a window in an unoccupied commercial space downtown in advance of Folk Festival weekend. They anticipate up to 25 windows to be available for images and will select local artists to fill the space available. Total commission is $500, including cost of materials. Submit your qualifications here to Mosaic Lowell.
Deadline: June 5, 2023
Festivals & Projects Grants Mass Cultural Council is now accepting grant applications for Festivals & Projects. The Festivals & Projects provides one-year grants of $2,00 to support public activities incorporating the arts, humanities, or sciences, taking place between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. Learn more.
Deadline: June 8, 2023 at 11:59pm (ET)
Exhibition Proposals Piano Craft Gallery is announcing its call for exhibition proposals for the 2024 calendar year. PCG is dedicated to highlighting the diversity of art-making of Boston’s residents and our mission guides us in exhibiting the work of artists from various cultures, races, and socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. Thanks to funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Boston Cultural Council, the Piano Craft Gallery is pleased to announce that all exhibition rental fees for 2024 have been waived which allows us to further our mission of inclusivity in the arts in Boston. Solo or group show proposals will be juried by our board of directors and a strong emphasis will be placed on the quality of work paired with plans for community engagement. Accepted artists will host three week long exhibitions, and will be required to gallery sit during our open hours (Fridays 6-8PM, Saturdays 12-5PM, and Sundays 12-5PM). Learn more.
Deadline: June 15, 2023
Call for Artists Experience Lowell at the Lowell Folk Festival is accepting applications from artists. This event is produced by Mosaic Lowell, in collaboration with the Brush Gallery & Studios, and the Lowell Folk Festival. Learn more.
Deadline: June 16, 2023
Printmakers Mentorship Program The Zea Mays Artist Mentorship Program (AMP) 2o23-24 is currently accepting applications. Looking to jump-start your printmaking practice? Want to prepare a portfolio for grad school, residencies or exhibition opportunities? The Zea Mays Artist Mentorship Program is an exciting option, open to artists from anywhere in the world. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2023
MASS MoCA Artist Residency Program The Studios is MASS MoCA’s artist and writers residency program situated within the museum’s factory campus and surrounded by the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Operated by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists department, the residency runs year-round and hosts up to 10 artists at a time. Artists of any nationality can apply for stays of 2 or 4 weeks. Learn more.
Deadline: July 8, 2023
Exhibition Proposals The Newton Free Public Library is accepting exhibition proposals. As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, our two galleries are highly sought after, well-loved by library patrons and prominently located on the first floor. The Library welcomes applications from New England region artists showing works that are compatible with the Walker Display system. Artists from a variety of ethnicities and life experiences are encouraged to apply. Results will be released by Friday, September 15, 2023. For information contact Ellen: email@example.com.
Deadline: July 14, 2023 at 11:59 PM
Filmmakers The AXS Film Fund is for creators of color in documentary filmmaking or nonfiction new media who identify as living with a disability. They seek to bring visibility to creators who are oftentimes overlooked. While they ask that a person of color living with a disability is a key contributor to the project, they welcome diverse teams to apply. Five creators will be awarded with grants of up to $10,000 each to assist them in finishing their projects in any stage. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2023
Image credit: Paul Dougherty, Heavy Sea, oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 48 1/4 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum. Public domain.