North Adams Project 2015

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MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is excited to announce the second round of our North Adams Project!

After several years of expanding to serve artists across the Northeast, the North Adams Project initiative brings our artist support programming back to its hometown. We are offering a variety of funding and educational opportunities to artists looking to set down and deepen their entrepreneurial roots in this exciting creative community.

Marafanyi Downstreet

A4A artists Lara Gonzalez and Yael Shacham of Marafanyi Drum and Dance celebrating at the North Adams Downstreet Art festival, 2014.
Photograph by Stephanie Zollshan | Courtesy of the Berkshire Eagle

Last summer we piloted our first round of the North Adams Project. Our aim was to support North Adams-based artists (established and newly relocated) in growing their financial security and entrepreneurial impact — while simultaneously boosting the cultural economy of the City. As part of that initial round, we had six artists relocate their practice to North Adams and three current residents join our innovative program. Click here to meet them!

If you are an artist currently living and working in North Adams, please visit Current Residents to discover how North Adams Project can help you.

If you’re currently based elsewhere, we we want you to bring your creative practice to North Adams. Check out New Arrivals to learn more about our professional development services and special assistance for those relocating either their home or studio to North Adams.

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Artist Opportunities: Grants, Residencies, and Fellowships (June, 2015 – July, 2015)

Listed below are opportunities to apply for residencies, receive grants and participate in fellowships.  Check them out!

If you have an opportunity to share, please send suggestions to assetsforartists@massmoca.org

North Adams Project 2015

The North Adams Project is designed to support North Adams-based artists (established and newly relocated) in growing their financial security and entrepreneurial impact. Assets for Artists is now taking applications from North-Adams based artists and artists who are looking to move their creative practice to North Adams in 2015.

Creative entrepreneurs selected to participate in the North Adams Project will be able to benefit from the following opportunities: (1) a “matched savings” program providing seed capital to be invested in the artist’s North Adams-based creative business; (2) free professional development services, including artist-tailored business and financial trainings; (3) funds to assist with the process of relocating to North Adams; (4) matching funds (mini grants) to help jumpstart retirement savings or an emergency fund; and (5) free 1-year membership to MASS MoCA and the Clark Art Museum.

 Application Deadline: May 31st, 2015

THIRD SHIFT Residency

Third Shift Residency is a two-week long artist residency in Saint John N.B. Canada. One artist will be selected through an open call for submissions to spend two weeks in Saint John developing a project for Third Shift. Third Shift is an outdoor exhibition of contemporary art projects that will occupy the streets of uptown Saint John between 7 p.m. and midnight on August 21st, 2015. Third Shift Residency is a unique opportunity to experience Saint John. Participating artists will be utilizing the different aspects of our urban architecture to develop and exhibit their projects, making this experience unique to our city

 Application Deadline: June 1st, 2015

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Artist Opportunities: Shows and Exhibitions (June, 2015 – July, 2015)

Listed below are opportunities to participate in juried shows and compete for space in group exhibitions.  Check them out!

If you have an opportunity to share, please send suggestions to assetsforartists@massmoca.org

Call For Art: SciArt Center of New York

The SciArt Center of New York seeks work for their upcoming exhibition The New Unconscious. This exhibition explores how human behavior is dually dictated by the conscious and unconscious mind. Open to all media.

Deadline: June 1st, 2015

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Artist Opportunities: Grants, Residencies, and Fellowships (May, 2015 – June, 2015)

Listed below are opportunities to apply for residencies, receive grants and participate in fellowships.  Check them out!

If you have an opportunity to share, please send suggestions to assetsforartists@massmoca.org

SOHO20 RESIDENCY LAB SUMMER 2015

SOHO20′s new Residency Lab aims to foster open dialogue between working artist and visiting public. Cultivating possibilities of gallery as creative incubator, SOHO20’s full exhibition space will be offered to a selected artist as a studio from July 21 – August 22, 2015. The program is designed to support the creation of new work, while offering opportunities to explore notions of the studio practice on view, and active/passive interactions with daily visitors.

 Application Deadline: May 1st, 2015

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Artist Opportunities: Shows and Exhibitions (May, 2015 – June, 2015)

Listed below are opportunities to participate in juried shows and compete for space in group exhibitions.  Check them out!

If you have an opportunity to share, please send suggestions to assetsforartists@massmoca.org

PREFIGURATIVE PARK SERVICES: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

In response to the upcoming centennial of the U.S. National Park Service (2016) and the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System (2018), Prefigurative Park Services is seeking proposals for new parks and trails, broadly defined, which contribute to its core mission of preserving political possibility and connecting otherwise. PPS is interested in projects that both interrogate the historical meanings of parks and trails and re-imagine their spatial forms, social processes, and emancipatory functions in the twenty-first century, particularly in relation to unfolding ecological and economic crises.

Deadline: May 1st, 2015

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