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.
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Spearheaded by Barrington Stage Company and the City of Pittsfield, the 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival is seeking submissions for the 4th annual festival which will be held throughout the city’s Upstreet Cultural District from February 12-22, 2015. Artists, performers and cultural organizations are encouraged to propose programming for inclusion in the festival. All programming must occur within the Upstreet Cultural District during the festival dates and must relate to the festival’s theme of “ten.”
Deadline: November 1, 2014
For the first time this year, the Taconic Hills Arts & Humanities Fund and the Taconic Hills Education Enrichment Fund will appraise applications jointly. Both these funds, managed by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, work to enhance and enrich the educational experience of students and teachers in the Taconic Hills Central School District (THCSD). Students, school personnel and community members are invited to apply for initiatives that enrich the experience of all students in the THCSD. Possible projects include but are not limited to: independent study; new programs; extracurricular activities; individual creative projects, visiting speakers, artists in residence, professional development for teachers and program costs for field trips.
Deadline: November 7, 2014
MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists project is now accepting applications for its 2014 cycle. Apply now and join a group of artists who have been growing their businesses with the help of A4A since 2008. Selected artists will have the opportunity to receive working capital funds, free professional development workshops, and one-on-one business & financial counseling. To qualify, you must be a creative entrepreneur in any discipline, live or do your creative work in Massachusetts, and meet certain financial eligibility guidelines.
Deadline: November 7, 2014
The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s (MCC) UP initiative supports the growth and development of organizations that recognize the power of inclusive design to grow audiences and enhance cultural experiences for all. Designated organizations are those that have made a commitment to learn, take action, and embrace inclusivity as a core organizational value. UP organizations provide training for everyone about inclusive culture, engage user/experts inform and inspire, coordinate and integrate a vision of inclusion throughout the entire organization, and innovate.
Deadline: November 7, 2014
The Innovation and Learning Network (ILN) will provide up to 10 organizations the opportunity for experiential, collaborative learning and program development. The ILN is led in partnership with the Institute for Human Centered Design. The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) will work with organizations that are ready to embrace the challenge of increasing participation by improving accessibility and who are committed to making universal access a core part of their mission. Based on a model of community practice, the ILN will bring together organizations with shared interests and similar challenges to learn from each other over the course of a year.
Deadline: November 14, 2014
Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) is a juried exhibition organized by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) that showcases established, mid-career, and emerging artists working in all media. In a departure from BMAC’s previous juried exhibitions, which featured large bodies of work by a small number of selected artists, Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) will showcase dozens of artists with 1-4 works each. All submissions will be reviewed and selections made by juror Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vendors needed for a new store opening soon in Adams, Mass. The store, Kit & Kaboodle, will showcase 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 $25/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 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.