MacDowell Residency Fellowships MacDowell Fellowships available for residencies. About 300 artists in seven disciplines are awarded Fellowships each year and the sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. There are no residency fees. Need-based travel grants and stipends are available to open the residency experience to the broadest possible community of artists. Artists with professional standing in their fields, as well as emerging artists, are eligible to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: February 10, 2022
National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects Support for artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Learn more.
Deadlines: Thursday, February 10 and Thursday, July 7, 2022
Call to Artists Many Cultures, One Heart is a public art project designed to celebrate the various artistic and ethnic voices of Framingham through a series of heart sculptures placed around the Framingham Centre Common Cultural District and the city of Framingham. Learn more./a>.
Deadline: February 15, 2022
Public Art Commission The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts requests qualifications for a new public art commission at the Rhode Island College-Fogarty Life Sciences-School of Nursing building. The budget for acquisition is $30,000. Learn more.
Deadline February 15, 2022
Filmmakers Osmosis Films is seeking submissions from filmmakers and producers for documentaries and documentary series in the development or early stages of production. In collaboration with filmmakers, they will assist in creative development, provide production services, and take projects to market to secure further financing and distribution. In 2022, they will commit up to $100,000 to be invested across 2-3 projects they select. To submit, complete a brief questionnaire here.
Deadline: rolling basis until February 28, 2022
Performing Artists The New England States Touring (NEST) funds the presentation of regional, national, and international artists presented by New England-based nonprofit organizations. The NEST program continues to shift each deadline to best respond to the current state of arts presenting. Attend a webinar February 9, 2022, 2-3 PM ET to hear more about the current deadline. Learn more.
Deadline: March 8, 2022
Call to Young Writers with Disabilities Young writers (ages 15-18) with disabilities are invited to submit a “ten-minute script” of any genre for the opportunity to participate in a virtual playwrights program. Scripts may be for plays, musicals, multimedia, video, film, TV, podcasts, or other writing for performance. Winners will receive modest financial awards ($1,000) and have the opportunity to work with industry professionals to further develop their script, receive coaching/mentorship, and participate in networking opportunities. Disability is a broad umbrella that covers a variety of lived experiences. Eligible student writers may have visible, physical, and/or sensory conditions, as well as less visible conditions like anxiety, ADHD, depression, chronic illness/pain, PTSD, OCD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, neurodivergence, and more. Learn more.
Deadline: March 9, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Call to Musicians Bahué is a voice and percussion duo that advocates for and uplifts Latinx artistry and culture through music. The LATINX COMPOSER MINIATURE CHALLENGE (#LCMC) is their inaugural project, where the bicoastal duo challenges composers who identify in any way as Latin-American, Latino/a, Latinx to compose miniature pieces for the duo, vocalist Aliana de la Guardia and percussionist Ariel Campos. The duo will record their parts remotely and premiere the miniature works on social media and Youtube Broadcast. Each piece must be 40 seconds or less and can be scored for solo voice, solo percussion, or voice & percussion duo. Works can contain English and/or Spanish languages, or bilingual. Completed scores are due March 13, 2022 by 11:59PM PT with any additional materials needed, such as click-tracks or electronic tracks. The duo will begin broadcasting virtual premieres of each piece starting April 15, 2022 on Bahué’s Instagram and YouTube and continue for as long as necessary to premiere all the works. Learn more.
Call to Artists This Artists’ Group of Charlestown Spring 2022 Exhibition is ALL ABOUT COLOR. Deep value, vibrance, saturation. All media, 2D (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography), 3D (Sculpture, Ceramics), and Fiber Arts, are eligible. Any form of representation, (realism, abstraction, and everything in between) are eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: March 14, 2022
Making it Public for MA Artists: is a free, 5-week virtual workshop series designed by Forecast Public Art to support artists of all disciplines in exploring and expanding their public art making practice. At the conclusion of the workshop series, participating artists will be better equipped to respond to a Call for Temporary Public Art and foster more vibrant and equitable public spaces through artmaking. 2022 Making it Public for Artists Workshops begin March 15, 2022.
NEA Research Funding The Research Grants in the Arts funds research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Matching/cost share grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded. The NEA Research Labs funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. Matching/cost share grants of $100,000 to $200,000 will be awarded. Learn more.
Deadline: March 28, 2022
Call for Exhibition Proposals Gallery 263 invites artists and curators to pitch an exhibition for summer 2022 and bring your vision to life. Organize and present a well-curated exhibition of contemporary art from start to finish, with guidance and support from Gallery 263 staff. Open to New England artists of all media types and career levels. Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Image credit: All images courtesy Zhonghe (Elena) Li, Chinese paper cutting artist. Top image, Tiger attacking the Corona virus.