Hello from ArtSake. We at the Mass Cultural Council are collecting data from the field on how Coronavirus is impacting you/or your organization. Please respond to our survey for artists and arts and culture educators or our survey for cultural organizations as information and data becomes clear to you. We have begun conversations with state legislators on future state mitigation efforts and we want to make sure they are able to craft this legislation with real data and impacts in mind.
And due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, please keep in mind the opportunities listed below may become postponed or canceled on short notice. Here is a list of COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources.
Call to Artists Teach workshops at Horsford Gardens & Nursery this summer in Charlotte, #VT
Deadline: April 1, 2020
2020 BAMS Festival Vendor Application The BAMS Fest is looking for vendors for its festival on June 27. They fully support minority-owned and women-business enterprises, and are looking for unique products that enhance the quality of life for communities and attendees -at-large. Learn more.
Deadline: April 3, 2020
Call to Artists The Arts Administration Association New England has announced an open call for Art for the exhibition at the Piano Craft Gallery in Boston, Speak Up 2020. AAANE invites all artists to submit up to three pieces of artwork, 2D or 3D, fitting this general concept of Speak Up. Jurors: Christine O’Donnell – Owner and Gallery Manager of Beacon Gallery; Timothea Pham – Mass Cultural Council Community Initiative Program Officer; Marlon Forrester- Fine Art Professional, Lecturer, Educator; Invited Curator: Julia Csekö (Independent Curator, Visual Artist, Outreach Coordinator at Artisan’s Asylum). Whether displaying, a call to action, social justice, inequality, violence, racism, gender discrimination, the climate crisis, personal traumas, but also; beauty, manifestations of happiness, utopias, and collaborative thinking, artists have been using their voices in the most inventive ways to facilitate difficult discussions. Learn more.
Deadline: April 11, 2020
Performing Artists The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) announces the launch of New Work New England, a program supporting New England performing artists in the creation and production of new work. New Work New England will provide grants of $7,500-$15,000 directly to New England artists for new works in dance, film, interdisciplinary work, music, musical theater, opera, poetry, storytelling, and theater. The focus is on artists and projects that further equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA). Learn more.
Deadline: June 24, 2020
Image credit: Four-leaf white clover (Trifolium repens). Photograph by Joe Papp.