Artist Opportunities: May & June

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Scholarship for Book Artists

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts. In 2019, the Center will award two to three scholarships to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. The award includes a cash stipend plus a materials budget and 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year. Artists also receive a tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff.  Scholars will be required to complete an artist project by the end of the scholarship period, with an exhibition in our gallery space and public presentation.

No Entry Fee
Deadline: May 11th


Call for Public Art

Art for Science Rising is a nationwide project awarding grants to artists across the country who submit winning proposals for public-facing art that highlights the role science plays in protecting our health and safety, and the critical role we all play in ensuring that science isn’t sidelined. We are looking primarily for outdoor work, visible and bold, in public areas. Grants of $10,000 per artist will be awarded, up to $50,000 in total grants.

No Entry Fee
Deadline: May 15, 2018.

Photography Call

For the past seven years Center Forward has featured the best images in contemporary photography and photo-based work. Submit your photographs now for this acclaimed call for entry. Emerging to established artists are encouraged to submit. All types of photographic process and subjects are eligible for selection and exhibition.

Entry Fee:
Deadline: May 20th



PARADICE PALASE is seeking artists responding to or creating new conversation on utopian and/or dystopian spaces as it relates to urban environments. Works could relate to idealistic societies, cultures, other worlds; or relate to the failure, doom, and deterioration of similar spaces. The title "MIDNIGHT" references the novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", where the time "midnight", refers to the time between 11pm-12am (good magic) and 12am-1am (bad magic). This becomes a sort of limbo - an in between space that for a moment is a pause in a magical time of sorts, like changing of the guards. We encourage a wide range of interpretations to the theme, so long as it complies with the artwork guidelines.

Entry Fee: $10
Deadline: May 30th


Arts/Industry Residency

The Arts/Industry residency program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is accepting applications for their 2019 season. Apply for this unique residency that connects artists with the resources, technology, and materials of Kohler Co. in Sheboygan, WI. Each year up to 12 artists are selected for residencies in the Pottery and/or Foundry areas of the factory through a competitive jury process. No experience with clay or cast metal is required, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas.  Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

No Entry Fee
Deadline: May 31st


Grants for Boston Area Artists of Color

CreateWell Fund is the first advocacy and grantmaking initiative in the Greater Boston area to support low-income artists of color in their authentic art-making and in the care of their well-being. Grants will be awarded based on proposal needs and requests, for 1) creating a new original art project honoring one’s authentic artistry and 2) achieving a realistic wellness goal tending to a critical aspect of one’s well-being. The CreateWell Fund will award two to four select individuals $2000 up to $6000, for projects lasting up to one-year in duration.

No Entry Fee
Deadline: May 31

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Open Call

Field Projects has announced their SUMMER 2018 Open Call. Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in our June-July 2018 exhibition. All submissions will be considered by Guest Curators: Lissa Rivera, curator at Museum of Sex, NY . Simultaneously, Field Projects Panel (4-5 curators) will be considering the submissions for future solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, 2 person exhibitions, art fairs, pop-up shows, off-site exhibitions and our studio visit program, where they invite outside curators to accompany us to your studio.

Entry Fee: $35
Deadline: June 2


Call for Participatory Art

Project proposals are currently being accepted for FIGMENT Boston 2018, happening Saturday July 28 & Sunday July 29 at The Rose Kennedy Greenway. FIGMENT offers opportunities for both emerging and established artists to showcase original works and create something that gets people to interact, to participate and collaborate with each other. FIGMENT welcomes works in every imaginable medium including sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshops, games, experiences, site-specific pieces, social experiments, and anything else you can dream of. They invite any project that inspires visitors to participate and interact with art.

No Entry Fee
Deadline: June 6th

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Fellowships for Artists & Writers

Vermont Studio Center is currently accepting fellowship applications for residencies scheduled between September 2018 and May 2019. Twenty-five VSC fellowships are open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. All applicants will be automatically considered for one of these twenty-five unrestricted awards.

Application Fee: $25
Deadline: June 15th



BKPR ART is accepting submissions for DIS/PLACED. Hurricane Maria hit the islands of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean on September 20, 2017, causing one of the worst natural disasters on record. This exhibition seeks works by visual artists who are capturing one of the largest mass migrations and forced displacements of islanders since 1950s. How are artists making visible the unprecedented collapse, movement, and resurgence of people, species, and infrastructures as the effects of Maria continue to unfold a year later? Group show will take place both in Puerto Rico and New York to coincide with the MECA Art Fair November 2018.

No Entry Fee
Deadline: July 15th

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