Anti-Racism Training for Artists and Cultural Leaders The Cultural Equity Learning Community (CELC) is a self-paced, two-unit [12 session] anti-racism training with wrap-around supports open to arts and culture leaders committed to building intersectional racial equity. The CELC is created specifically for arts administrators, educators, artists, researchers, board members, funders, and students (our next gen leaders!). This cohort will be limited to 300 participants, with registration offered on a sliding scale from $0-$250 p/person. Thanks to the generosity of the Mass Cultural Council, there are up to 100 fully funded spots open for MA arts & culture arts leaders. Registration opens on 5/15/23 and course begins 8/01/23. Learn more.
Of Note: Mass Cultural Council is embarking on the development of a Disability Equity Plan to increase opportunities for people who are d/Deaf or Disabled. Much like our Racial Equity Plan, we view this work as continuing our commitment to furthering accessibility and making equitable investments that support all creative and cultural sector stakeholders in Massachusetts. We need your help to ensure our work is comprehensive, inclusive, and effective. If you are part of a NON UP designated cultural organization, please complete a cultural organization survey by May 10, 2023. A survey for individuals who are d/Deaf or Disabled will open on May 16 and close May 30. Learn more.
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This is a free online workshop on June 7, 2023 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Learn more.
Call for Artists for State Police Southern Barracks This is a new public art commission for an exterior artwork for the R.I. State Police Southern Barracks to be built in West Greenwich. The budget for the artwork is $100,000. The Call is open to working artists, who reside in R.I., Mass., Conn., N.H., Vermont, Maine and N.Y. Undergraduate students are excluded. RISCA staff is available to answer questions until 5 p.m. on Monday, May 8. To make an appointment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Deadline extended: May 8, 2023
Call to Artists Artists are invited to participate in Norwood Art Walk on Saturday, May 20, 2023, 12-4 p.m. in Norwood Center. Norwood Art Walk is open for submission to all artists 21 years of age and up. Original artwork only – acceptable mediums are: painting (acrylic, oil or watercolor), photography, printmaking (etching, lithography, monoprints), drawing, pastels, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry (please – no beadwork!). All work must be hand-made by participating artists. There is a $25 registration fee due with the application. Email email@example.com. Learn more and register.
Extended Deadline: May 15, 2023
Call to BIPOC Artists The Town of Amherst, the Amherst Public Art Commission, together with the Amherst Business Improvement District invites artists from the BIPOC community to submit applications for a single commission to create a temporary or semi-permanent artwork that recognizes the experience and culture of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in Amherst, for installation in Amherst’s Kendrick Park. This opportunity is funded in partnership with the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Amherst BID, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). For more information, please contact Gabrielle Gould, BID Director here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
Deadline: May 14, 2023
Arts Writers Grant The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—the grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. The program also supports art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods and experiments with literary styles. Learn more.
Deadline: May 17, 2023
Printmakers The Atlanta Print Biennial is an international juried exhibition, open to all artists working in hand-pulled printmaking processes. The exhibit is organized by Atlanta Printmakers Studio and hosted by Kai Lin Art, a contemporary art gallery located in the vibrant Westside District of Midtown Atlanta, GA. Learn more.
Deadline: May 19, 2023
Call to Artists Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, ConTEXT II. Over $1,200 in cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in their online gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: May 19, 2023 at midnight (MST)
2023 Women@MIT Fellowship MIT Libraries’ Department of Distinctive Collections (DDC) is seeking applicants for its 2023 Women@MIT Fellowship. We invite artists, activists, musicians, writers, and scholars who are engaged in the expansion and expression of knowledge to help inform the understanding of women in MIT’s history and the history of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We are particularly interested in those who will apply the interdisciplinary lenses and methodologies of women’s studies, gender studies, and/or race and ethnic studies to their work. The selected Fellows will work with the Women@MIT project archivist and other staff within MIT Libraries’ Department of Distinctive Collections. Successful candidates must be willing to engage in archival research either in person or in a remote environment. The fellowship is supported by a stipend of $5,000 for each Fellow. Learn more.
Deadline: May 20, 2023 at midnight
Studio Residency Fellowship The VisArts Studio Fellowship 2023-2024 applications are currently being accepted from artists for a six-month Studio Fellowship at VisArts in Rockville, MD. VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for two six-month Studio Fellowships. Studio space is provided free of charge. Artists receive a $500 monthly stipend. Studio Fellows present their work in culminating solo exhibitions. Learn more.
Deadline: May 20, 2023
Creative-in-Residence Castle of our Skins is seeking their fourth Shirley Graham Du Bois Creative-in-Residence. This position is open to artists of any discipline between 20-40 years of age. In our history, Castle of our Skins has worked with visual artists, spoken word artists, fashion designers, culinary artists, interdisciplinary artists, dancers, historians, writers, transmedia artists, and more. Learn more.
Deadline: May 22, 2023
Boston Dancemakers Residency Boston’s most comprehensive residency program for choreographers, dancers, and other movement artists, the Boston Dancemakers Residency is designed to support new work from conception to performance. Produced through a partnership between Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and Boston Dance Alliance (BDA), this intensive Dancemakers Residency is unique in scope and vision, with the intent to be transformational in artistic risk-taking and growth within the dance industry, rather than designed to produce finished work. Two choreographers participating in this competitive program will receive support for research, development, rehearsal, production support, marketing and mentorship. The residency provides a regional three-day retreat, ten weeks of intensive studio time, access to discounted rehearsal space, a choreographer stipend, rehearsal pay for up to six dancers, and a showcase of the work created. Learn more.
Deadline: May 30, 2023 at 9am
BCA Dance Lab The Dance Lab at Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) offers choreographers and dancers the opportunity to further research and revise works that address pressing issues and reflections on humanity. Through a series of open rehearsals, the artists create a feedback loop with mentors and those impacted or involved in the addressed topic. Dance Lab supports a handful of dance-based artists to continue to explore and develop existing work through the lens of process extending beyond the initial premiere of a work. Resources such as rehearsal space, industry advocacy, and dramaturgical support will be tailored for each artist’s needs and point of their artistic arc. Learn more.
Deadline: May 30, 2023 at 9am
Craft Artists Support Program Applications are currently being accepted for the Society of Arts and Crafts’ Craft Innovation Jumpstarter program. In 2023, the Society will award four (4) grants of $3,000 each, with award cycles in the summer and winter. The Society’ Craft Innovation Jumpstarter is a new artist support program that focuses on craft artists who take chances, learn through experimentation, and want to connect with others working on similar creative problems. In its pilot phase, the Society’s program will provide grants to artists needing financial resources to pursue new directions or to advance new ideas in their work. Learn more.
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 $2,500 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)
Image credit: Photograph of a resting sea otter with eyes closed. Photo taken in the Homer harbor in Alaska. Sea otters provide one of the best documented examples of top-down forcing effects on the structure and function of nearshore marine ecosystems in the North Pacific Ocean. From the U.S. Geological Survey.