Attention, Performing Artists! Extended Deadline for FREE A4A workshop.

Good news, performing artists: We’ve extended the deadline for our fall workshop with Seth Lepore! Massachusetts-based artists in the live arts — music, theater, comedy, dance, etc. — are encouraged to apply.  Details below.  Application is due by November 6th, 2014 at 5pm  

Download a fillable PDF version of the application here.

December 3 (Wednesday), 1-6pm:
The Nuts and Bolts of Being a Performing Artist (Boston, MA)

Seth_Refugee_PR_Photo_2Seth Lepore is a touring performer, writer, and educator. This workshop covers the core building blocks of running a sustainable business as a performing artist — providing participants with key information, implementable tools, timesaving resources and a set of new colleagues that they can network with.

 

Questions? Email assestsforartists@massmoca.org

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Support for this Assets for Artists programming has generously been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the US Department of Agriculture, Citizens Bank, and the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation.

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Massachusetts Artists: APPLY NOW!

We are excited to announce Assets for Artists’ fall 2014 program cycle for artists living or operating their creative business anywhere in Massachusetts.
Apply by November 7th!


Since 2008, A4A has been committed to helping
Massachusetts artists in all disciplines build the foundation for a lifetime of creative work. Apply now to join them!

Eligible applicants include artists in all disciplines — visual artists, musicians, performers, designers, photographers, filmmakers, artisans, etc. — whose practice would benefit from the opportunity to receive working capital funds and improve their financial and business management skills to make valuable investments aimed at growing their creative enterprises. (Income and household asset guidelines also apply. See application form for details.)

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“This grant and its process was deeply changing, even transformative, and came at just the right time for me.” – Anne Lilly, Boston-based sculptor

 

Artists selected to participate in the 2014 A4A program will benefit from the following opportunities:

A “matched savings” program providing working capital to be invested in the artist’s Massachusetts-based creative business. Over the course of 6-27 months, artists will save $2,000 of their own funds in order to receive a $2,000 matching grant.

lexington-ave“The design of this program is excellent. The match was a strong incentive to save money.  The trainings provided a great deal of well-targeted, important new information.  Individualized guidance were available throughout the writing process. - Valerie Isaacs, Allston-based painter

Two free professional development workshops: A dynamic “bootcamp” on personal finance and an artist-tailored business planning workshop. These mandatory trainings will be offered in eastern and western MA in winter/spring 2015 (dates TBD).

“Everything about this program exceeded my expectations.  The staff made each step really clear and they were always very responsive and helpful along the way. The trainings were helpful and relevant. I was grateful for this opportunity to grow my business and get some training and assistance.” – Macey Faeilla, Owner of Knack (creative reuse and community crafting space), Easthampton, MA

One-on-one business/financial counseling, including support in writing a business plan to guide the targeted investment of the artist’s matched savings funds. The business plan must be finalized before participating artists gain access to their program funds.

cache_2762517“This has been a wonderful chance for me to learn about financial literacy, build savings habits, and expand my business. The classes were so helpful and informative, and the group dynamic was very supportive.” – Liz Lawrence, Lowell-based musician


Download the application
 for more information and to confirm your eligibility. Some tips:
– Save the PDF file to your computer, close out, and then re-open the document before starting to fill in the form to be sure your information will save.
– If you’re unable to work with a PDF, please contact us about alternative ways of submitting your application.

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Application Deadline: November 7th, 2014 
by 5:00 pm. Please direct questions and submit all materials to assetsforartists@massmoca.org

Our program is made possible by the dedication of our wonderful partner organizations MASS MoCA, ArtHome, and The Midas Collaborative:
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plus the generous support of Citizens Bank, United States Department of Agriculture, Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, Assets For Independence (AFI), and the Massachusetts Cultural Council:

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Artist Opportunities: Grant, Residencies, and Fellowships (October-November, 2014)

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
 

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP AND GRANT

Open call for proposals from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The current call for proposals is in the Artist as Activist program. If you believe that your work fits strongly with the program’s goals and scope we encourage you to prepare an application according to the guidelines and instructions.

Deadline: October 13th, 2014

INSTITUTE FOR COLLABORATIVE THEATER MAKING FELLOWSHIPS 2015

Target Margin Theater (Brooklyn, NY) is accepting applications for the second year of its Institute for Collaborative Theater Making. We are looking for 5 emerging artists who have demonstrated a serious commitment to making art and a shared interest in theater and our principles. Applicants should have substantial professional experience or an advanced degree.

Deadline: October 15th, 2014

CREATIVE GLASS CENTER OF AMERICA 2015 SPRING FELLOWSHIPS

The Creative Glass Center of America at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center is awarding four traditional three-month fellowships and shorter-project based fellowships based on artist flexibility. Artists get exceptional access to glass facilities and various process mediums, and they also receive stipends ($1,500), the use of private studios, technical assistance, comfortable housing and institutional support, including access to the Museum of American Glass.

Deadline: October 15th, 2014

OPEN CALL FOR THE CRYSTAL RUTH BELL FULLY FUNDED RESIDENCY AT RED GATE

The artist selected will be awarded a fully-funded three month residency from December 2014 until February 2015. Travel and visa costs will be covered, and the artist will be given a stipend for materials and additional living expenses. There are no restrictions on the artists’ mediums, age, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or any other criteria.

Deadline: October 25th, 2014

A.I.R. GALLERY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2015-16

This program is open to all self-identified women artists who have never had a solo show in NYC, or who have not had a solo show in NYC in the last ten years, outside of an educational or not-for-profit venue. Candidates must live in the NYC greater metro area or plan to live in the NYC greater metro area for the duration of the program.

Application Deadline: October 30th, 2014

PARENT RESIDENCY GRANT

With new support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Women’s Studio Workshop is offering a four-week Parent Residency Grant for a woman artist with a dependent child/children under the age of 15.

Deadline: October 31st, 2014

STURT CRAFT CENTRE RESIDENCY

Sturt Craft Centre invites applications from experienced craft practitioners to the Sturt Artist-in-Residence program.  Residencies occur in the craft disciplines of ceramics, jewellery/metalwork, textiles and woodwork. Four to six residencies occur at Sturt each year. Three types of residencies available: Professional, Self-Directed, and Graduate.

Deadline: October 31st, 2014

2015 ROME PRIZE FELLOWSHIP

The American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities. The Rome Prize is awarded annually to about thirty candidates, each selected by a jury of distinguished peers through a national competition.

Deadline: November 1st, 2014

Contemporary Artists Center Residency

The Contemporary Artists Center provides 2-wk to 3-month long artist residencies in Troy, NY. Emerging artists of all disciplines and from all over the world live and work in a historic Neo-Gothic chapel, featuring 20-ft. high ceilings, adaptable 24-hour studios, lofted bedrooms, kitchen facility and a growing body of specialized tools. All artists receive some form of financial assistance.

Application Deadline: November 1st, 2014
November 1st is a priority deadline.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Artist Opportunities: Shows and Exhibitions (October-November, 2014)

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
 

OPEN CALL TO FEMALE ARTISTS IN VISUAL AND LITERARY ART

Pen and Brush provides a platform to showcase the work of excellent female artists to a broader audience. Our galleries can accommodate a variety of group shows, solo and feature exhibitions curated by art world professionals who support our vision. We are now accepting entries and our visual arts curators are reviewing work on a continual basis. Curators are considering works for various exhibitions that will commence at the beginning of 2015 in our new facility. *Entry Fee

Deadline: Rolling Submission

8TH ANNUAL BEYOND THE BOOK JURIED EXHIBITION

This call for artist’s books and book-related art will be happening once again in October. Entries will be accepted at the Faneuil Library in Oak Square, Brighton on Fri. Oct. 3rd, 9 am. till 5 pm., Sat. October 4th 9 am. till 2 pm., and Tues. October 7th, noon till 8 pm. Opening Saturday, October 18th, 2014! Reception from 11 am till 1 pm. at the Faneuil Branch Boston Public Library, Oak Square, Brighton. *Entry Fee

Details: rkomarow@gmail.com

Deadline: October 7th, 2014

Silver Eye Center for Photography: Call for Entries

Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 15, an international photography competition. Now in its 15th year, this competition recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania. *Entry fee

Deadline: October 13th, 2014

SCULPTORS GUILD CALL FOR NEW MEMBERS EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

Membership in the Sculptors Guild is obtainable by professional sculptors of high creative ability. Membership can be by invitation and/or by submission to the Admissions Committee that reviews applications twice a year. Artist Members of the Guild have multiple opportunities annually to participate in a variety of exhibitions, such as our Gallery located in Dumbo Brooklyn, Governors Island (our 6th season is this year), the Fountain Art Fair, and in the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue. *Membership Fees

Deadline: October 15th, 2014

THE 6TH ANNUAL DEGENERATE CRAFT FAIR

Each year, we showcase artists and designers selling affordable versions of their work, and dedicated craftmakers who take unconventional approaches toward traditional techniques.  For 2014, they will put the focus back on blurring the line between art and craft. They are looking for more artists who would like to use this as a platform to sell their work, especially artists whose practices integrate craft traditions, who work in multiples, or who create affordable versions of their work. *Entry fee

Deadline: October 24th, 2014

CALL FOR BOSTON AREA ARTISTS ONLY

Kingston Gallery, an artist-run gallery in Boston’s South End, is accepting applications for 2 new artist members. We showcase a diverse range of contemporary art in a mutually supportive environment that encourages experimentation and growth. Dues-paying members receive a solo show every 2-3 years in the Main gallery and a solo show in the Members’ gallery in alternate years.

Deadline: October 25th, 2014

CALL FOR VIDEO WORK – VIDEO ART EXPLORING TEXTURE

Monthly screenings of curated video work exploring different flavors of the video experience.  Video submissions should be under 10 minutes.  Send youtube or vimeo link to vera.o.petukhova@gmail.com  with the subject “SCREEN SHOTS / theme you are submitting for”. Please include a brief  2-3 sentence description of the work and the city you live and work in.

Upcoming deadlines and themes:
October 29th- Cannabis Culture
November 25th- Landscape

BLUE MOUNTAIN GALLERY: JURIED EXHIBITION FOR TWO-DIMENSIONAL WORK

Two-dimensional media only, including painting, drawing, printmaking, pastel and mixed media. Juror: JOHN DUBROW, a renowned contemporary American painter. As a member of the National Academy of Design, he has received numerous awards from the Academy. BLUE MOUNTAIN GALLERY, founded in 1980, is located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art district, and is sponsoring its second Annual Juried Exhibition.

Deadline: October 28th, 2014

GALLERY SEVEN JURIED EXHIBITION “REFLECTION”

Juried exhibition at Gallery Seven. Open to New England artists 18+ years working in any 2D medium with regard to the theme of REFLECTION. Work must be original. Guest Juror: Kristina Durocher, Director and Curator of the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire.

Deadline: October 31st, 2014

MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each year, showing contemporary art in all media. Exhibits are 5 weeks long. Exhibits are in pairs, groups and solo. Reviewing exhibition proposals for six exhibits in the 2015 – 2016 academic year. Open to all U.S. residents. *Entry fee

Deadline: October 31st, 2014

CONTEMPORARY WOMEN ARTISTS XVII – REIMAGINING FEMMAGE BIENNIAL EXHIBITION

“Contemporary Women Artists XVII – Reimagining Femmage” is a juried international biennial exhibition inviting artists to reimagine Miriam Schapiro’s working definition of Femmage and make it their own. Open to all women or “women identified” artists.

Deadline: November 2nd, 2014

4th Annual Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition

The Fine Arts Gallery at Armstrong State University is proud to announce its 4th Annual Armstrong National 2–D Competition Exhibition presented by the Art, Music, and Theatre department. The show will feature 2-D artwork including, but not limited to, drawing, graphics, painting, textiles, printmaking, and photography. *Entry Fee

Deadline: November 3rd, 2014

Fall Training Opportunities

This fall, MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is offering a new series of professional development workshops for artists — for free!

All creative entrepreneurs — in all disciplines and financial circumstance — based in Massachusetts are welcome to apply. (In your application, you will specify which of the trainings you are interested in attending.) Space is limited. We will select participants based on readiness and motivation to take full advantage of the training. All trainings will also include follow-up 1-on-1 phone consultations with Assets for Artists staff to further assist in putting the workshop content into practice.

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           Deadline for application: 5pm on Wednesday, October 15           Download a fillable PDF version of the application here.

 Read on for a description of each training and its presenter:

November 12 (Wednesday), 1-6pm:
Find Your Message: Branding & Marketing for Visual Artists (Boston, MA)

Burko_HeadshotJessica Burko is a practicing artist, Arts Marketing professional, and Founding Director of the artist collective Boston Handmade. In this workshop Jessica will help fine artists and craftspeople gain a better understanding of branding their work, and create a detailed marketing plan while building the confidence to implement it.

November 13 (Thursday), 1-6pm:
Being Yourself: Marketing 101 for Artists (Lowell, MA)

20140325_CEI-Portraits_1049-2Sarah Guerette is a business counselor who specializes in small businesses and artist-run enterprises. This interactive workshop for artists in all media will cover the fundamentals of arts marketing, equipping participants with the skills needed to develop a personalized marketing plan.


December 3 (Wednesday), 1-6pm:
The Nuts and Bolts of Being a Performing Artist (Boston, MA)

Seth_Refugee_PR_Photo_2Seth Lepore is a touring performer, writer, and educator. This workshop covers the core building blocks of running a sustainable business as a performing artist — providing participants with key information, implementable tools, timesaving resources and a set of new colleagues that they can network with.

December 6 (Saturday),, 1-6pm:
Get Press Ready: PR for Artists (Easthampton, MA)

SEPNOV13CLRSarah Platanitis is a lifestyle journalist and media educator focused on public relations tools for artists. In this workshop, participants will develop marketing and PR savvy, learn to work more effectively with social media, and gain skills related to presenting and interviewing.

 

Questions? Email assestsforartists@massmoca.org

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Support for this Assets for Artists programming has generously been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the US Department of Agriculture, Citizens Bank, and the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation.

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