|Sicilian’s Fisherman Tribute Boston, MA New England +New York Call for Proposals Application Deadline: 9/28 Apply!
Visual artists interested in completing a public arts project should apply to create the Boston Art Commission‘s Tribute to Sicilian Fishermen. Located at the North End, the proposed work should pay homage to the dedicated men who immigrated to Boston from the late 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. These fishermen drew upon their island roots to grow one of the largest fishing ports in the world. Though overfishing put an end to the North End fishing industry, the cultural remnants of the Sicilian fishermen remain. Proposals should relay this history, though the final product can be realist or abstract. Four finalists will be awarded $1,500 in exchange for a proposal presentation and interview, and one artist will work within the $100,000 budget to realize their proposal. The proposed work must be able to withstand four seasons of coastal weather and be resistant to vandalism. Entries submitted by email.
|Vermont Studio Center Fellowships Johnson, VT Call to Artists Application Deadline: 10/01 Apply!
The Vermont Studio Center is offering 35 of its 150 fellowships for visual artists and writers who apply by the October 1st deadline. All fellowships include a free 2 or 4 week residency with studio, room, and board included. Various fellowships offer additional stipends, either for travel or to offset costs associated with taking the residency such as childcare. While 16 of the fellowships are open to candidates of all stripes, others are restricted to New England artists, women artists, poets, artists over 35, and visually-impaired artists. While it is best to apply for residencies 6+ months in advance, applications can be received as late as 6 weeks in advance. The October deadline is suggested to anyone who wishes to pursue a summer fellowship.
|2013 SOLO Competition Boston, MA New England Call to Artists Application Deadline: 10/01 Apply!
Bromfield Gallery‘s SOLO Competition seeks New England emerging artists whose work has not received individual spotlight at a commercial gallery. Two winners will be selected. Participation in group shows, and solo shows at universities or libraries do not disqualify you. All submitted JPEGs must depict a recent, coherent body of work – once chosen, the winners will be able to select which of their works to display. The two SOLO exhibitions will take place in January 2013 and will have all expenses paid by the Bromfield Gallery.
|South Shore Art Center Cohasset, MA National Call for Entries Application Deadline: 10/05 Apply!
The South Shore Art Center is currently accepting submissions for its juried show, “Regarding the Third Dimension: Real or Imagined?” Juried by Boston gallery director and owner, Camilo Alvarez, the show will award $1200 in prizes, spread across seven recipients. First prize receives $500. Submissions should address the title question, and 2-D work must be framed and wired. All entries must be sent via mail, with digital images on a CD and printed copies of CV and artist statements. The show will run November 9 – December 23, 2012. Curators and curator-artists take note, South Shore Art Center also accepts exhibition proposals on a rolling basis.
|Assets for Artists Matched Grants Massachusetts Call for Grant Applications Application Deadline: 10/12 Apply!
What would a New England call to artists be without including our own call for applications? Assets for Artists’ matched grant program is open to writers, visual artists, mixed-media artists,video artists, designers, and other creatives. We serve low-to-moderate income artists who are interested in accumulating working capital to invest in their creative businesses. In addition to grants, A4A offers mandatory arts-specific business and financial training so that artists can grow their business more effectively. Artists can receive up to $2,000 in matching funds.
|Local Cultural Councils Grants Massachusetts Statewide Regional Call for Entries Application Deadline: 10/15 Apply!
Each year, the Massachusetts Cultural Council distributes more than $2 million to Local and Regional Cultural Councils. The MCC even created a handy database where you can search for your town! 329 Councils represent all 351 towns and cities of the Commonwealth, which means that no matter where you live in the MA there is an LCC grant with your name on it. Many LCCs give preference to artists who live and work in their town, but accept applications from artists across Massachusetts. Some great examples include the Greenfield LCC, which will award $7,340 in grants and Northampton will disburse $9,080 to mixed media, musical, film/video, theatre, and visual artists. Grants are proportional to population, with places like Lowell offering $46,560 to artists who live or work there, and Worcester, which has $74,270 to give to artists and organizations.
|New England Book Festival Boston, MA Call to Writers Application Deadline: 11/25 Apply!
The New England Book Festival celebrates New England authors and publishers of fictional and non-fictional works across a variety of genres. Each book must be classified by category and is eligible to win three prizes in addition to categorical honors: Author of the Year, Book Design of the Year, and Publisher of the Year. Applications must be mailed in, along with a copy of the book and marketing materials. Marketing materials may be used by the judges in the case of a tie-breaker. The Festival Grand Prize is $1500 cash and a flight to the awards ceremony in Boston, to be held in January 2013.