Find other creative opportunities and grants at Artsake, berkstage.com,Massachusetts Cultural Council, New England Foundation for the Arts, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers (BFWW) is proud to announce a new partnership with The Berkshire Edge, the online newspaper published by Marcie Setlow and David Scribner. The Edge will publish Edge Wise: Voices, Views and Visions of Women in the Berkshire Region, a weekly column curated by Festival Director Jennifer Browdy. Your column can be on any topic written in any style, from personal narrative, to creative non-fiction to fiction or poetry. BFWW invites writers to think of your columns as a community service and a chance to get your voice further out into the public sphere.
Deadline: March 2, 2015 or until all openings are filled
The Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) is an intensive arts management internship program that combines hands-on work experience with classes taught by arts administration faculty, TalkBacks with the area’s leading arts professionals, and the chance to fully participate in cultural events throughout Berkshire County. B-HIP offers educational and career advancement opportunities that are hard to find elsewhere! Students are placed at full-time upper-level internships tailored to their interests and skill sets. They have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in development, marketing, film editing, arts education, programming and more.
Deadline: March 20, 2015
Join Crispina ffrench at Shire City Sanctuary for a weekend of earth friendly, springtime, garden-oriented hijinx. Lots of regional vendors, a seedling swap, the Morris Dancers, and on Sunday a Food Truck Rodeo. Vendor applications will open on Friday, March 7, 2015; email your contact info to Cate@ShireCitySanctuary.com to be added to the list as the applications become open.
Deadline: April 1, 2015
Darrow School is seeking an artist whose work is primarily focused in the visual arts. The Nathan Paulding ’89 Artist in Residency Program offers the selected artist the opportunity, time, and space to further develop their artwork within a supportive community. The residency—which will begin mid-August 2015 and run until mid-June 2016—will provide the guest artist with studio space and teaching/exhibition opportunities, and includes a generous stipend.
Deadline: April 1, 2015
Start-up accelerator programs run from June – October. During this time, entrepreneurs have access to world-class mentorship, a motivated community of fellow entrepreneurs and supporters, expert training and networking events, and additional in-kind deals, marketing & media resources, funding opportunites, free office space in Boston, and more. To qualify for MassChallenge Boston, your company must be a seed- or early-stage startup. As MassChallenge defines it, this means you probably haven’t raised over $500K of investment, and probably don’t have more than $1M in annual revenue. You can still apply if you exceed these guidelines – a special judging panel will review your application to determine if you are ‘early stage.’
Deadline: April 1, 2015 or until all openings are filled
Barrington Stage Company launches a new Musical Theatre Conservatory (MTC) program for Summer 2015 from June 1-August 8. BSC is offering a select number of musical theatre students (in the areas of performance, direction and choreography) the opportunity to work and train with top-level New York directors, choreographers, and composers in the Berkshires. The program is limited to 20 outstanding pre-professionals, comprised of 16 Musical Theater Performance Apprentices (MTAs), 3 Directing Apprentices, and 1 Choreography Apprentice. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting January 2015 until positions are filled.
Deadline: April 1, 2015
The New York State Summer Young Writers Institute is a thirteen-day in-residence writing workshop for high school students. Held during the months of June and July the workshop offers young writers artistic development, recognition and respect, and peer support. Students work closely with professional writers, immersing themselves in poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, and the critical evaluation of each others’ work. Admission is limited and participation is determined by the evaluation of creative writing samples submitted as part of the application process. The SYWI is open to any high school student entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the fall of 2015.
Deadline: April 5, 2015
Now in it’s 8th year DownStreet Art is a Summer-long arts festival that takes place in temporary and vacant spaces in down town North Adams. This year, DownStreet Art is especially interested in proposals from artists and curators that will activate DownStreet Art beyond DownStreet Art Thursdays. Examples would include proposals that have an ongoing interactive element, temporary outdoor installations, exhibitions that encourage participation or proposals for works-in-progress that will culminate in a performance or exhibition opening.
Intent to Apply Deadline: April 9, 2015
Final Application Deadline: May 7, 2015
The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s (MCC) Adams Arts Program supports projects that revitalize communities, create jobs, grow creative industries, and increase engagement in cultural activities by Massachusetts residents and visitors. Applications with systemic economic development goals that align with the intent of the Adams program, that are uniquely tailored to a particular community, industry or circumstance, and are the most innovative in approach will be the most competitive.
Deadline: April 15, 2015
The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) is seeking personal finance writers with substantial experience reporting and writing about credit, estate planning, investment or related personal finance topics as well as proven abilities to distill complex concepts into terms that are easy-to-understand. AIER’s books are meant to provide support for doing, not just understanding. Language should be clear, direct, and specific and for an overall structure that provides step-by-step guidance for taking action. The author of each book will develop an outline and then work with AIER to ensure that the outline for the book is mutually agreeable to both parties. Titles requested include: The Credit Book, The Estate Book, and titles of other topics.
Deadline: April 17, 2015
Art of the Northeast (AoNE), in its 65th year, is one of the most anticipated annual regional juried shows at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT. The call for entries is open to all artists in any media throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland (D.C.). Michelle Grabner, who was one of three curators of this year’s Whitney Biennial (and its first artist curator) will co-curate the 65th annual Art of the Northeast with her husband, artist Brad Killam.
Intent to Submit: April 29, 2015
Early Bird Deadline: May 20, 2015
Deadline: June 3, 2015
The Friends of the Agawam Public Library are looking for entries for their 1st Open Juried 3D Art Object Show to take place on June 12 and 13, 2015. In the Intent to Submit communication, please indicate the entries, categories, and media via email to email@example.com or by phone at 413-789-4814. Categories and media include Sculpture – Traditional/Single Media, Sculpture – Contemporary/Mixed Media, Artisan/Craft – Jewelry/Metals/Glass, Artisan/Craft – Furniture/Wood/Fabrics, and Artisan/Craft – Ceramics/Gourds. Awards total $1,250: Best in Show ($250) and 1st ($100), 2nd ($60), 3rd ($40) in each Category plus Honorable Mentions for a total of 26 awards.
Deadline: April 30, 2015
The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry includes a cash award of $3,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication.
Deadline: July 23, 2015 (click deadlines link for more details)
Art Works is the NEA’s largest funding category, supporting the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000 and deadlines vary depending on the artistic discipline and/or type of project for which an organization seeks support. In fiscal year 2014, the NEA supported 1799 grants totaling $49.4 million through Art Works.
413 Glassworks is actively seeking new artists in pottery, woodwork, glass, fiber, drawing, painting, photography, jewelry and other functional objects for consignment. Our mission is to sell high quality, unique, and handmade works of art by regional artists. To be considered, please email a description of your work, a brief bio, and images to Brittany Gabel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of Berkshire Carousel is to create a form of family entertainment and work of art by building an authentic classical wooden carousel. The project involves residents of the entire Berkshire Community who are carving and painting the carousel figures (“ponies”) and creating the artwork on the ride. All are invited to be a part of this collaborative community project, whether you are an experienced artisan or just someone who would like to learn and is willing to devote time to the project. Opportunities exist for people to carve, sand and paint. Professional carvers and painters will be teaching and working side by side with volunteers to provide both a great learning experience and to create exquisite figures and parts of our carousel.
The Cambridge Arts Council encourages artists to add samples of their work and biographic information to their Public Art Registry at cac.slideroom.com. Once registered, artists are considered for all future Cambridge public art commissions. With 200 permanent artworks throughout the city, Cambridge has the largest contemporary public art collection in the Commonwealth.
The Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside (CAC) 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. Situated just 2.5 hours north of NYC, CAC is conveniently accessible by bus, train or airplane. We encourage creativity, dialogue, experimentation, and a diversity of styles, concepts, and practices (2D, 3D, 4D). All artists receive some form of financial assistance.
The Cotuit Center for the Arts is accepting submissions for interior and exterior three dimensional work to be displayed in their art galleries. The upper gallery of the theater features 60 linear feet of space dedicated to sculpture, pottery and other work which may be displayed on pedestals. These interior shows rotate approximately every 5-10 weeks. The Center also seeks work to be displayed on a long-term basis on the exterior grounds of the Center’s campus. All work, inside and out, may be offered for sale under the standard terms of the gallery. Any artists interested in being considered by the Center’s curatorial committee for a solo or group invitational show should submit inquiries and website links to email@example.com.
The combination of artist-driven content with new, high-end technology stands at the center of EMPAC’s artistic activities. Artists’ projects will intersect with research in science, engineering and the humanities, challenge and inform each other, and lead to new approaches and insights in all these disciplines. To this end, EMPAC provides an environment that supports the realization of complex works at any stage from inception to completion. Along with a state-of-the-art facility, EMPAC offers residents the support of a staff of experts in audio, video, interactive interfaces, and stage technologies.
Montserrat College is looking for installation artists located in the greater Boston area. They seek site-specific work to be exhibited monthly in its alternative, street-side gallery window, located in downtown Beverly, MA. Frame 301 hosts a variety of artistic mediums and motives that strive to connect to the innovative and energetic Beverly and Montserrat communities. Proposals must include artist’s written concept, visual examples of how the artist intends to use the space, and a resume with complete contact information.
Premium crafters and culinary artisans interested in a unique combination of production and retail space are wanted for a watch-it-being-made destination under development that will build visibility for artisanal products and generate sales through wholesale and other channels. North Adams partners -including MASS MoCA, the City of North Adams, the state, and private investors with over $1.5 million committed to the project- are planning to transform Heritage Park into this vision for a unique mixed-use artisan center closely linked to MASS MoCA and Mount Greylock. Tenant-partners will be carefully selected to achieve the most exciting mix of offerings including glassblowing, craft brewing & distilling, cheese-making, weaving, artisan baking, etc. Greylock Market is looking for only the very highest caliber makers. “Like” the Facebook page to stay in the loop.
Hilltown Families welcomes writings that reflect the positive work and educational efforts activists, families, teachers, and artists work towards and accomplish and how that affects, supports and empowers our families.
Wodahs Press at www.indearts.org is dedicated to introducing the most eclectic and innovative (short) writings from around the world. To submit your 3 Line Poetry, monologue (< 149 words), poetry (< 19 lines) or flash fiction (<199 words), send it along with a one line bio in the body of an email, not as an attachment, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kit & Kaboodle is relocating to 26 Holden Street in North Adams and, with that, is accepting new vendors. Kit & Kaboodle showcases handmade and artistic items -from crafts and music to books and more- featuring emerging artists and gift producers from across the region. Each vendor will pay a low price of $30/month for a great sized spot. The store’s interests are participating in the local economic ecosystem by promoting and selling regional artists’ work. Items will be selected on a first come first serve basis – no duplicate items will be stocked. Email email@example.com or call Carol at 413-652-1645 for more information.
In July 2010, Massachusetts passed legislation to establish state-designated cultural districts in cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth. The legislation calls for the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) to carry out this mandate by establishing criteria and guidelines for cities and towns to apply for state-designated cultural districts. The statute that created cultural districts has specific goals: to attract artists and cultural enterprises; encourage business and job development; establish the district as a tourist destination; preserve and reuse historic buildings; enhance property values; and foster local cultural development.
The Red Lion Inn is seeking more locally made Berkshire products for its gift shop. Local artisans, crafts people and small businesses are invited to present their Berkshire wares for consideration. All items must be the product of Berkshire Based Artisans or Companies.
Salon 241 is looking for artists to display art in their salon located in downtown Northampton, MA. To be considered, email your Web site and/or 4-6 jpgs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be advised that their preference is to display artwork on the walls of their salon due to limited floor space. Artists take 100% of the proceeds of any sales of work that result from exhibiting at Salon 241.
Storey Publishing reviews new proposals on a rolling basis, offering both work-for-hire and standard royalty contracts. Selected topics may include gardening, small-scale farming, building, cooking, homebrewing, crafts, part-time business, home improvement, woodworking, animals, nature, natural living, personal care, and country living.