May 2012 Deadlines: Massachusetts Artist Opportunities

Amherst Biennial
Call for Entry
Amherst, MA
Application Deadline: 5/1

The Amherst Public Arts Commission (APAC) is pleased to announce the second Amherst Biennial: Art in Expected & Unexpected Places this fall (Oct./Nov. 2012). The Biennial will take place all over town, including sites at Amherst College, UMass & the Emily Dickinson Museum. Artists from Western Massachusetts are encouraged to apply; work in all media welcome. All participating artists are included in a catalogue of the  Biennial.

Northampton Arts Council
Northampton, MA
Application Deadline: 5/2

The Northampton Arts Council offers a second round of ArtsEZ grants every spring with money raised through annual events. Funds will be available in the following categories: dance, film/video, literature, mixed media, music, schools, theater, and visual arts. Last spring, the Council awarded $12,500 to 16 recipients with grants ranging from $500-$1,100. Projects must start no earlier than July 1, 2012, and must be completed by June 30, 2013. Eligible applicants include artists who are either Northampton-based or those whose projects will be held in Northampton, Florence, or Leeds.

Arts on the Arcade
Call for Entry
Boston, MA
Application Deadline: 5/11

Arts on the Arcade provides summer entertainment at the community arcade adjacent to Cambridge Street and City Hall Plaza once a week from July 11 to August 29, 2012. A three-tiered approach including local visual artists, performers, and a farmers markets gives the public a rich vibrant market experience. Visual artists interested in exhibiting and selling their original works of art are encouraged to apply. People will have the opportunity to peruse the booths of local artists and to interact with the various artists who have created the artwork on display. All work must be original and handcrafted by the artist (sales representatives and agents are not eligible). Mass produced or manufactured works are not acceptable. Preference will be given to Boston-based artists, but all are welcome to apply.

Beverly Main Streets
Call for Entry
Beverly, MA
Application Deadline: 5/11

Beverly Main Streets (BMS) is launching Art Alfresco, a year-long outdoor sculpture exhibit along the sidewalks and in the parks of downtown Beverly. This exhibit will coincide with the launch of the Main Streets Museum initiative which includes a 10-day festival of events that celebrates Beverly’s rich heritage and history. The program is open to all artists and includes a $250 stipend as well as the opportunity to sell exhibited work.

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