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.

SEPTEMBER

NEST (New England States Touring) Grants

Deadline: September 2, 2014

NEST (New England States Touring) funds presentations of performing artists* from outside of a presenter’s state. NEST grants are awarded to non-profit organizations in New England through a competitive selection process. Grants are available in amounts of up to 50% of the artists’ fees, and typically range from $400 to $4,000. Requests below $400 will not be accepted. Artists’ fees may include costs for creation of new work, travel, and per diem.  *CreativeGround.org houses the directory of all artists who may be chosen by NEST applicants for funding.

Call for Actors: Aglet Theatre Company

Auditions: September 11, 2014

The Aglet Theatre Company is seeking actors for it’s staged reading of “The Last Romance” written by Joe DiPietro and directed by Thomas Gruenewald. “The Last Romance” is a present day romantic comedy set in New Jersey. Roles include: Ralph Bellini, a widower in his 70′s; Rose Tagliatelli, Ralph’s sister, also in her 70′s; Carol Reynolds, also in her 70′s.

2014 Handmade Holiday Festival

Deadline: September 20, 2014

Calling all artisans, designers, and food producers – Alchemy Initiative is now accepting applications for the 2014 Handmade Holiday Festival. The Handmade Holiday Festival is a curated, modern craft fair featuring contemporary makers, artisans, designers, and other vendors. From pottery and jewelry to chocolates and quilts, it is a one-stop spot for holiday shopping in the Berkshires. Showcasing handmade goods by local and regional artisans, we give shoppers the opportunity to meet and support the makers of their gifts AND keep their holiday spending in the community!

Call for Art: 6th Annual Hamptons Juried Art Show

Deadline: September 26, 2014

The Retreat’s 6th Annual Hamptons Juried Art Show invites artists worldwide to compete for a gallery showing while simultaneously raising funds to end the cycle of domestic violence. The competition culminates in the top 25 entries being displayed in a group art show at the Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY later this year and is open to all artists with work in artistic media other than video art. The top three picks win a separate group exhibition at the gallery to be held in 2015.

OCTOBER

MCC’s Local Cultural Council Programs

Deadline: October 15, 2014

The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. Each year, local councils award more than $2 million in grants to more than 5,000 cultural programs statewide. The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts citizen. Berkshire County MCCs include the Pittsfield Cultural Council, Great Barrington Cultural Council, and Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire.

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

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 kkdesigns33@yahoo.com or call 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.

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