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SpeakEasy Stage is accepting proposals for The 2018 Boston Project, which includes a $2,500 commission and a year of development on a brand-new play about Boston. Playwrights should submit proposals for unwritten plays set in Boston or its surrounding areas, taking place within ten years, plus or minus, of the present day. The development process will culminate in a two-week workshop and invited staged reading in May/June 2018. Recent winners include Nina Louise Morrison and Rick Park. Learn more.
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017
Applications are now being accepted for the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant which supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art. The program issues awards directly to individual authors for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing projects. It supports a broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. Learn more.
Submission Deadline: May 17, 2017
Seminar: Denniston Hill in Woodridge, New York, is currently accepting applications from emerging performance-based artists. The workshop-residency includes shared rooms, one home-cooked meal per day, breakfast and lunch supplies, and a modest stipend for materials or travel. There is no fee to apply for or participate in the project. Housing, food and a small stipend are provided. Learn more.
Submission Deadline: May 19, 2017
Women Photograph, a database launched by photographer Daniella Zalcman to promote the representation of female photographers in the industry, has launched two grants to finance new or in-progress projects. The main grant, supported by the Pulitzer Center and worth $5,000, is directed at mid-career, established women photographers, while three other grants worth $2,500 each and financed by the camera-bag company ONA will go to emerging visual journalists. Learn more.
Submission Deadline: May 20, 2017
Applications are currently being accepted for a nine-month residency at The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA. Free studio and housing provided. The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA is proud to continue its Artist-in-Residence program for 2017-2018. The program provides space and support for an emerging artist to develop their work while connecting to the Greater Boston art community. This year, The Umbrella begins a long-awaited renovation that will bring welcome state-of-the-art changes for all to enjoy. Using an artistic approach, the selected 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence should consider The Umbrella’s transformations as a point of departure for their own creativity during their nine-month residency. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Submission Fee: $35
The Boschen Fund for Artists supports emerging artists or artists experiencing a significant change of direction in their work. Funding supports these artists to work alone or in collaboration with other artists in the creation of new work. The Fund supports artists as they advance to the next level of their development or in the presentation of their work in innovative ways. The core belief of the Boschen Fund is that the world is made a better and more humane place if artists have the resources they need to create work and make it available to the public and have the opportunity to think in new ways about their future as artists. The Boschen Fund seeks, in its modest way, to help create a more innovative and nurturing climate for artists in the Berkshire Taconic region by making grants available at important points in an artist’s career. While the focus of the fund remains on individual artists, it also accepts proposals from organizations in the region that commission artists or provide artists with new opportunities to work or present their work to new audiences.
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017
Grants available in painting, sculpture, printmaking or mixed media to mid-career artists with financial need in New England and Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties, NY. Nonprofit organizations wishing to show, commission or purchase work by mature artists living in New England may also apply. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000. Applications and artwork must be submitted online. Learn more at berkshiretaconic.org/art.
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017