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.

NEW OPPORTUNITY

Call for Women Writers: The Berkshire Edge

Deadline: Rolling

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.

MAY

MCC Adams Grant

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.

Call for Vendors: Spring into Summer Expo

Deadline: May 9, 2015

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce’s Spring into Summer Expo will feature a farmers market, car show, restaurant tastings, and a host of large and small businesses exhibiting their offerings. From home improvement, interior decorating, landscaping, and financing to education, health and wellness, and entertainment, this is going to be a celebration of all the Berkshires has to offer as we prepare for sunnier days!

Friends of the Agawam Public Library’s 1st Open Juried 3D Art Object Show

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 r.kadis@comcast.net 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.

College Club/BCC Juried Art Show

Deadline: May 21, 2015

The College Club, in partnership with Berkshire Community College (BCC), invites artists to submit paintings for a juried art show as part of the College Club’s Centennial Celebration. The theme of the show is Women on the Move:  A Hundred-Year Journey. All paintings must be in oils, acrylics, or water colors and be related to – but not limited to – women’s opportunities, struggles, achievements and progress over the last hundred years. A $500 award will be given for the winning entry. In addition, the painting will be hung permanently in BCC’s Jonathan Edwards Library to commemorate the College Club’s centennial. Honorable mention awards will be given to a BCC student as well as a BCC graduate.

Arts Writers Grant Program

Deadline: May 21, 2015

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants, ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, issued directly to twenty individual authors a year. The program was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensable contribution to a vital artistic culture. The Arts Writers Grant Program aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship.

Made in the Berkshires Festival

Deadline: May 30, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group is accepting submissions for the fifth annual Made in the Berkshires festival, which will take place October 23, 24 and 25 at both the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield as well as the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. The festival has featured cutting-edge theatrical works performed as staged readings, live music, film, short stories and dance in a festival atmosphere like no other. New and innovative pieces as well as established work will be presented by local Berkshire County playwrights, actors, directors, musicians and performers.

Assets for Artists’ North Adams Project

Deadline: May 31, 2015

MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is continuing the North Adams Project, an initiative to support artists committed to building their creative practice in North Adams. Assets for Artists is offering incentives and special programming for artists who relocate to North Adams in 2015 including artist-focused training, match money for investments in their creative enterprises, free MASS MoCA membership, and more.

JULY

Qualprint’s 32nd Annual Photo Contest

Deadline: July 15, 2015

Qualprint is seeking submissions for it’s 2016 Annual Photo Contest. All photos must be color and landscape only, using a minimum of an 8 megapixel camera at 300dpi. The images in the calendar are 13” x 9”, so images will be adjusted, cropped, or enlarged if need be. Images may portray people, animals, activities, landscapes, attractions (ski resorts, historical landmarks and buildings, museums, gardens, etc.), or nature found in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

NEA Art Works Grants

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.

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.

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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