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Visual Artists On September 13, 2022 the National Endowment for the Arts is hosting a webinar about the Art in Architecture program & upcoming artist opportunities, including those in the New York, New England region. Register for the free webinars.
Of Note: 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. Watch a recorded webinar about the program in English or Spanish. Read the program guidelines and apply. Key dates for this program include:
Information session: October 6, 2022
Application deadline: November 1, 2022
Call to Artists Hard Times, a juried exhibition at Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA (January 5-29, 2023). This exhibition will be juried by Martina Tanga, the Curatorial Research and Interpretation Associate, Art of the Americas, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The words Hard Times have resonated in our culture since Charles Dickens’ novel of the same name, and they are ever more relevant today. Our world now faces a growing onslaught of issues including economic inequality, climate change, racism, threats to our democracy, rising authoritarianism, an ongoing pandemic, social isolation, and grief. During these moments, the sheer scale of suffering can feel insurmountable. All media will be considered, and alternative media is welcomed. There is no minimum size requirement, but once installed, work may not exceed 6 feet in height. Learn more.
Deadline: September 10, 2022
Boston Area Playwrights Residency The Boston Center for the Arts Playwright Residency is designed to support rising playwrights by providing office space, rehearsal and performance space, marketing support, professional mentorship, access to community partnerships and workshops, and a platform for creating and producing innovative work. Learn more.
Deadline: September 11, 2022
Artists Networking Social Mass Cultural Council will be joining New England Foundation for the Arts, BuyBlackNB, Entrepreneurship for All South Coast, and New Bedford Creative for Artist Networking Happy Hour on September 14 in New Bedford. The networking event will provide a space for artists to learn about funding opportunities. Learn more and register for this free event.
Grant for Boston Artists Artadia, a nonprofit grantmaker is offering grants to Boston artists. Applicants must be a contemporary visual artist, making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm, etc. Artadia does not fund filmmakers making films for distribution in cinematic venues, or those working in choreography presented outside of a contemporary art context. Offering three awards of $10,000 in unrestricted funds, the application is open to visual artists living and working within Boston The application is free and very simple. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2022
Free Artist Workshop MASS MoCA’s Assets For Artists Program is offering a new, free online workshop, Make Your Website Work for You with Christina Balch on Tuesday, September 27 | 2 – 4 PM | For MA, RI & CT Learn more and register.
Poetry Festival Proposals Massachusetts Poetry Festival, which will occur in-person in Salem, Massachusetts on May 5-7, 2023, is inviting individuals and groups to submit proposals for participation in the Festival. The Festival is committed to showcasing creative, innovative, and diverse events, including panel discussions, poetry readings, poetry slams, poetry with music, workshops, and other events that defy categorization. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2022
Exhibition Proposals Consisting of bi-monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in the Jamaica Plain Branch Library’s public exhibition space. Applications are now being accepted for exhibits for the January-December 2023 cycle. If you have submitted with us in the past, you must resubmit. Past exhibiting artist may reapply after a 3-year waiting period. Learn more.
Deadline: October 7, 2022
Local Cultural Council Grants Applications are currently being accepted for Local Cultural Council grants. Applicants may apply to the LCC Program for projects, operating support, ticket subsidy programs, field trips, artist residencies, fellowships or other activities, based on local priorities and needs. LCCs may also choose to fund cultural field trips for children, grades pre-K through 12, by subsidizing the cost for children to attend programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences (including performances, educational tours, and exhibits). Learn more.
Deadline: October 17, 2022
Teaching Artists Residency Grants The Mass Cultural Council’s STARS Residencies Program has grants for artists to do residencies with students in K-12 schools. STARS offers $2500 – $6100 for creative learning residencies of 3 days or more in the arts, sciences, and humanities with artists, scientists, and humanists. New this year: artists can apply directly for the grant, provided you have a school partner. Note that schools can be involved in only one STARS Residencies application per school year. The online application opens Wednesday, September 28, 2022. To access the application, you need to be registered in our online grants management system. For more information, see the FY23 STARS Residencies guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions. You can also attend the online STARS Information Session on Thursday, October 6 from 5:00-6:00pm (a recording will be available afterward) or contact Diane Daily, Program Manager at 617-858-2709.
Deadline: October 25, 2022, 11:59:59 PM EST
International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts TransCultural Exchange’s next International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Create the Future will take place November 4-6, 2022. Early-bird Discounted Registration ($285/$95Students) ends Sept. 15 for TransCultural Exchange’s acclaimed International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts, Nov. 4-6 at the Colleges of the Fenway with attendant activities at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, MIT Visual Arts Center and more. Join our nearly 200 renowned local, national and international residency directors, curators, grant-makers, gallery owners, arts administrators and critics who will be in Boston to share with artists their expertise and programs that cater specifically to artists and their needs. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to be a part of this important global gathering. Learn more.
Image credit: Zhonghe Elena Li, owls, cut paper. See her work on display at the Belmont Mass Audubon Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary during September. Artist reception will be 9/25 from 2- 4pm.