July Artist Opportunities

(If you have a great opportunity to share, please send suggestions to assetsforartists@massmoca.org.)

Unique Opportunity for Printmakers

Zea Mays Printmaking is offering a unique opportunity for a select group of artists seeking to deepen their artistic practice while developing their printmaking skills. The Artist Mentorship Program (AMP) pairs each participating artist with a Zea Mays Printmaking faculty mentor. Working closely together on a self-designed course, the mentor is there to guide the artist through technical and conceptual challenges, helping refine the artist’s eye and skill.

Deadline: July 1st
No Entry Fee

Open Call for Artists

NURTUREart is a nonprofit in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY that presents a full season of exhibitions annually through a juried and free open call. We support individual artists and collaboratives for unique solo shows as well as emerging curators in preparation of a group exhibition. Our gallery space is a platform to connect audiences, including local public school students, to artists’ exhibitions and their creative ideas. Selected artists receive support to prepare for their exhibition, including promotion of their show. A modest artist fee and materials fee, depending on funding, is provided to exhibiting artists.

Deadline: July 8th
No Entry Fee

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Call for NEW Landmark Mural

Fathom Companies is seeking Maine based artists to submit proposals to design, create and install a wall mural at 80 Exchange Street, Portland Maine. The 80 Exchange Street Mural project is an investment in the city’s future and will provide a contemporary visual public art display and add color and visual interest, character and a unique sense of place to the location.  Fostering community and partnerships with the city of Portland and area businesses, this public mural will demonstrate commitment to urban renewal and growth in the Portland neighborhood. This public work will add a new layer to the city fabric and serve as a featured canvas for contemporary art. The budget is between $40,000 and $80,000.

Deadline: July 15th
No Entry Fee

80 Exchange Street

80 Exchange Street

Funded Residency in Memphis

The multidisciplinary artist residency program at Crosstown Arts in Memphis, Tennessee, offers residencies to visiting and Memphis-based artists working in any creative discipline including visual and performing arts, musicians, filmmakers and writers in all genres. All residencies include a private studio workspace with meals provided six days a week. Live/work residencies also include a private bedroom/bathroom next to a common living area and kitchen. A family housing option is available as well as accessible housing for residents with disabilities. All residencies are offered at no cost to participants, who are responsible for covering their own studio materials and travel expenses to and from Memphis.

Deadline: July 15th
Entry Fee: $10

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Call for Sidewalk Murals in North Adams

To celebrate the eleventh season of DownStreet Art programming, Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) is commissioning four new sidewalk murals in North Adams for DownStreet Art 2018. DownStreet Art invites artists interested in community engagement and social practice to work with the North Adams community and collaboratively realize sidewalk murals. Murals will be painted with community participation during DownStreet Art Thursday events on: June 28, July 26, August 30 + September 27.  All sites are located within the new North Adams Cultural District and have been pre-selected by DownStreet Art staff and approved by the City of North Adams.  For site locations/dimensions and information go here.

Deadline: July 15th
No Entry Fee

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Brooklyn Art Cluster is inviting video and related media artists to submit to the pop-up show in August and also to the video screening event during the weekend of Gowanus Open Studio in October. The exhibition title is “Freeze tag” and will represent video and related media works of New York based artists. The show will be held at the “Playground Brooklyn”, Brooklyn Art Cluster’s new Co-working and event space for artists and other creatives. It will be launched in September and now there are 20 empty rooms and spacious open area. The selected works will be installed in each room or shown in the open event area.

Deadline: July 24th
No Entry Fee

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live, work & create AT Elsewhere's Living Museum

Elsewhere in Greensboro, NC is seeking applications for their 2019 Residencies, Fellowships & Internships from creatives working across media, fields, and disciplines. Elsewhere’s evolving collection of past projects, material surplus, unique concepts, and access to local and national communities provide an unparalleled site for creative inquiry. Join them in using the collection of a former thrift store to inspire new futures from old things!

Deadline: July 27th
No Entry Fee

Zeelie Brown ,   Fear No Joy

Zeelie Brown, Fear No Joy

Emerging Artist Program

Kingston Gallery’s Emerging Artist Program in Boston is currently accepting applications. The Emerging artist program was conceived to act as a stepping stone for an artist early in their career, into the professional art world of exhibiting and operating an artist run gallery. The gallery will help an emerging artist show a body of new work in a professional setting. The emerging artist will be connected with experienced mentors who will educate them on the practical aspects of every day art gallery business. In addition, they will have the opportunity to voice their own vision and ideas about future goals for the gallery.

Deadline: July 30
No Entry Fee

Veronica A Pérez,  wrecking ball , mortar, hair, 15 x 7 inches, 2016.

Veronica A Pérez, wrecking ball, mortar, hair, 15 x 7 inches, 2016.

Grants for Music Performance In NEW England

Music Drives Us strives to support musicians who have a passion for the shared musical performance experience. Throughout New England, talented musical groups are struggling to obtain funds to bring their music to interested listeners through free concert series in schools, after-school programs, and public spaces in town. Music Drives Us works with New England musicians to build programs that use grants to compensate artists for their time and expenses.

Deadline: August 1
No Entry Fee


Performance Opportunity in Philly

Vox Populi in Philidelphia accepts performance proposals for their lobby area on a rolling basis. Performances take place during select first Friday receptions along with their gallery exhibitions. Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions.  Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work. Proposals are considered as needed.

Deadline: rolling
No Entry Fee