Of Note: Sip & Chat presents Arts and Culture Organizations in Conversation: Unraveling Art and Artivism. Join us (March 2, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST) in a conversation with artists who have embraced political and social causes using their work to communicate, educate, enlighten, and provoke reactions from policymakers and the general population. They hope to generate responses that will provide must needed changes in systems and, ultimately, people’s lives. How are organizations, funders, and businesses supporting such initiatives? How can we better understand Artivism and help? Julia Cseko, Domenic Esposito, Shannon Downey, Flor Delgadillo. Program in partnership with THIS IS AMERICA exhibition curated by Jamaal Eversely. Learn more and register.
Call to Artists Limner Gallery is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Art Biologic, a group exhibition exclusively for artists inspired by nature and biology. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from May 19 – June 10, 2023. Eligible are all art forms relating to, or gaining inspiration from the natural world. Open to all media. Learn more.
Deadline February 28, 2023
Tulsa Artist Fellowship Tulsa Artist Fellowship designates 10 new fellows from an open call process who will receive $150,000 over three award years in addition to a $12,000 yearly housing stipend, $1,200 yearly health stipend, $1,200 yearly studio assistant stipend, $1,500 relocation stipend, fully-subsidized studio spaces, and access to shared art-making facilities. The program is integrated into a vibrant cultural district with galleries and performance venues, green space, independent retailers, and restaurants. Tulsa Artist Fellowship recognizes that groundbreaking art practices thrive within an intention-setting framework. Awardees commit to actualizing a project during the three-year program term. Learn more.
Deadline: March 9, 2023
Cambridge Sidewalk Poetry Contest The City of Cambridge is seeking poems for its 2023 Sidewalk Poetry Contest. Five winning poems will be imprinted into the fresh concrete of new sidewalks around the city beginning this fall. Winners will also each receive a $100 prize. Cambridge residents of any age are invited to submit one poem of their own work to the City’s eighth annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest. It’s free to submit a poem. City of Cambridge employees, staff, or appointed or elected members of city councils, boards, or commissions, are not eligible to apply. Applicants are allowed to submit poems in any language. Have questions? Contact Cambridge Arts at email@example.com or 617-349-4388. Learn more.
Deadline: March 10, 2023, at noon
Call to Artists Art Fluent invites artists to submit artwork their online exhibit, Brilliance. Over $1,200 in cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in their online gallery at www.art-fluent.com. Art plays with perceptions of light, which can challenge viewers with what they see and understand from each piece. Light can go beyond being just functional. It can also be deeply affecting. Uniquely used as both a tool and a subject to create certain effects and to elicit emotion. Light levels can directly influence our mood and the feeling of atmosphere within artwork. As light works with shadow, it lends a sense of depth; with this, the work can feel complete. We celebrate light and all it can do in its role in art. Learn more.
Deadline: March 10, 2023 at midnight (MST)
Call for Artists The New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA) invites you to enter the 37th Annual Omer T. Lassonde Open Juried Exhibition. Located at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in downtown Portsmouth, NH, this exhibit is one of NHAA’s most prestigious exhibits of the year with over $2000 awarded in prizes. It is held annually in honor of Omer T. Lassonde, acclaimed painter and founding member of the NHAA. The juror is Theresa Choi, assistant curator at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Open to New England Artists and all mediums. They are accepting 1-3 pieces per artist. The exhibition will run from April 5 to 30, 2023. Learn more.
Deadline: March 11, 2023
Emerging Writer Fellowship Applications are open for the 2023-2024 GrubStreet Emerging Writer Fellowship. The Emerging Writer Fellowship aims to develop new, exciting voices by providing three writers per year tuition-free access to GrubStreet’s classes and Muse & the Marketplace conference series. Over the course of one year, each Emerging Writer Fellow will attend a combination of seminars and multi-week courses of their choosing, along with a wide selection of Muse & The Marketplace programming, in order to enhance their understanding of craft and the publishing industry. Learn more.
Deadline: March 13, 2023
Call for Art Hera Gallery in Wakefield, RI, is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Oh, Mother, juried by Nadiah Rivera Fellah, an associate curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art with a specialty in Latin American and global contemporary art. The word MOTHER – as both a verb and a noun – is rich and timeless, yet overdetermined, and even controversial when gendered and rendered exclusive. Mothers and motherhood have been romanticized and glorified since the Venus of Willendorf ]nd have been the subject of representation over the ages in every ethnic, cultural, religious, spiritual, social, and environmental contexts. What does the word MOTHER mean to you? As a child of a mother? As a witness to a mother? As a mother, or a person who mothers? As a human being deeply connected to Mother Earth? As an artist, what images does the notion of motherhood conjure up in you? Are they generous and abundant, filled with nourishment and laughter? Or are they frail, overwhelming, and. Confusing. Are they filled with a sense of darkness, destruction, or a void? Hera Gallery looks for works which examine, unravel, deconstruct, and re-write the myths of motherhood. Dedicated to showcasing a broad and diverse range of perspectives, Hera Gallery invites and strongly encourages entries from all genders. Learn more.
Deadline: March 18, 2023
Visual Arts and Film Open Call The 2024 Creative Capital “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” grant cycle invites project proposals for the Visual Arts, Film/Moving Image, Multidisciplinary, and Socially Engaged forms. Creative Capital has simplified the grant application process from 40 to 6 questions in Round I. The 2024 grant application opens March 1, 2023. Awardees will receive grants of varying amounts up to $50,000 per project with additional professional advisory services and community-building opportunities. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2023
Image credit: Black wireless microphone used on The Oprah Winfrey Show, National Museum of African American History and Culture.