Find other creative opportunities and grants at Artsake, berkstage.com,Massachusetts Cultural CouncilNew England Foundation for the Arts, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

NOVEMBER

MCC’s Cultural Facilities Fund

Final Application Deadline: November 21, 2014

Governor Deval Patrick has allocated a new appropriation for the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund. These funds will allow the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and MassDevelopment to support capital projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences that expand access and education; create jobs in construction and cultural tourism; and improve the quality of life in cities and towns across the Commonwealth. The Fund provides Capital Grants to promote the acquisition, design, repair, rehabilitation renovation, expansion, or construction of nonprofit cultural facilities in Massachusetts. All grants from the Fund must be matched with cash contributions from the private or public sector.

JANUARY

Call for Artists: Altered Brushes Fundraiser

Deadline: January 10, 2015

This call is open to all artists working in any media. Moments House will be distributing (100) 4-inch paintbrushes to artists in return for a donation of $20. Artists are asked to “alter” the brushes (using the brushes as their canvas) and return them to Moments House for the art show, to be held at 34 Depot Street #301 in Pittsfield. During the art show and gathering, brushes will be part of a silent auction with proceeds to support Moments House’s free programs and services for local families living with a cancer diagnosis. Pre-registration is open now; brushes will be available for pick up after Dec. 10th and will need to be completed and returned by January 10.

Salem’s 2015 Artists’ Row Program

Deadline: January 16, 2015

Artists’ Row is a seasonal program (May 21-November 2, 2015) that provides rent-free space for artisans interested in building their audience through daily engagement with residents and visitors to Salem. In 2015 the City is expanding the variety of activities considered for Artists’ Row spaces to include all types of uniquely produced or crafted products that have appeal to a wide audience. Possible categories are handcrafted products, artwork and artisanal food products. The City is particularly interested in activities that will contribute to a lively activated passage that serves as an entryway to one of the central public spaces in downtown Salem.

MARCH

Call for Entries: Berkshire International Film Festival

Deadline: March 1, 2015

The call for submissions is now open for feature, documentary and short films for possible inclusion in the 2015 Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF). Selected films will be chosen by the end of March and announced in April. The 10th annual anniversary festival will be held May 27 – May 31, 2015 at the Triplex Cinema, and the historical Mahaiwe Theatre in Great Barrington, as well as the Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield and other venues throughout Great Barrington and Pittsfield. The 2015 festival will mark the 10th annual event and plans to showcase nearly 75 of the best films that are currently being produced in independent filmmaking as well as hosting dozens of filmmakers, special events and panel discussions.

APRIL

Call for Entries: 65th Annual Art of the Northeast

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.

ROLLING

413 Glassworks

Deadline: Rolling

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 info@413glassworks.com.

BERKSHIRE CAROUSEL: Call for Volunteers

Deadline: Rolling

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: Call for Artists

Deadline: Ongoing

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

Deadline: Rolling

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.

Cotuit Center for the Arts Call for Large Sculpture

Deadline: Rolling

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 gallery@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.

EMPAC ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM: Call for Applicants

Deadline: Rolling

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.

FRAME 301, MONSERRAT COLLEGE OF ART: Call for Installation Artists

Deadline: Ongoing

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.

Greylock Market: Call for Vendors

Deadline: Rolling

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: Call for Submissions, Writing and Photography

Deadline: Rolling

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.

Indearts Call for Writers

Deadline: Rolling

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 indearts@aol.com.

Kit & Kaboodle: Call for Vendors

Deadline: Rolling

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 kkdesigns3@yahoo.com or call Carol at 413-652-1645 for more information.

MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL DISTRICTS INITIATIVE: Call for Applications

Deadline: Rolling

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 GIFT SHOP: Call for Local Wares

Deadline: Rolling

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: Call for Artists

Deadline: Ongoing

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 salon241@gmail.com. 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: Call for Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing

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.

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