April Artist Opportunities

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

Parent Artist AIRspace Residency

Abrons Arts Center (New York, NY) recognizes the unique challenges faced by working artists who are also raising children. With support from Sustainable Arts Foundation, Abrons is pleased to announce the launch of its Parent Artist AIRspace Residency, which provides targeted resources to the needs of working artists and their families. This residency provides support for 2 parent artists working in the visual arts, music, and/or literary arts. This residency will provide studio space, free tuition to Abrons Arts Camp for 1 child, a stipend, administrative resources, and opportunities for intergenerational interaction for 6 weeks in the summer of 2019.

Deadline: April 8th
No Entry Fee

The Face of Climate Change

Converge Las Cruces (Las Cruces, New Mexico), exhibiting at the Cottonwood Gallery at the Southwest Environmental Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, announces The Face of Climate Change, a juried group photography exhibition.

Global warming, rising sea levels, shrinking habitats and extreme weather are all well known effects of climate change. The exhibition: The Face of Climate Change, will examine through a photographer's eye the changes occurring around us everyday. The exhibition seeks to document, comment and share our current visual environmental status.

Deadline: April 8th
Entry Fee: $25

Portraiture: Through the Lens

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Black Box Gallery (Portland, Oregon) is excited to announce a group photography exhibition on contemporary portraiture. Pose and Gesture, Image and Identity, Documentary and Street, Travel, Constructed Narrative, Self Portrait, Environmental, Vernacular and Snapshot, Family Narrative, Fashion and Nude, all have visual statements to make in the world of portraiture photography. What is the character, attitude and expression of contemporary portrait photography?

Deadline: April 11th
Entry Fee: $35

Artist Residency + Open Studios

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BronxArtSpace (Bronx, NY) invites Bronx-based artists to apply for its Artist Residency + Open Studios program. The program responds to a crucial need for studio space and professional development opportunities for emerging Bronx artists.

For the summer selected Bronx-based artists will have 24-hour access to a studio space at Park Ave. Additionally, artists will be awarded $500 to use towards materials. Given the unique location of this year's residency, BAS seeks artists who would benefit from regular engagement with the public by leading free workshops, programs, and wall space to display their works, while simultaneously benefitting from being within a community of artists.

Deadline: April 13th
No Entry Fee

Dear Earth

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Chicago's Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, Illinois) Openlands, and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods partner to illuminate women’s voices of action and hope for the planet. Together, we invite artists to submit artwork that highly reflects personal concerns and connections to the natural environment where they live.

Dear Earth was inspired by Sibylle Szaggars Redford whose performance, The Way of The Rain, was created as a “love letter to Mother Earth.” Szaggars Redford and her husband, Robert Redford, were Brushwood Center’s 2018 environmental leadership award recipients.

All applicants should submit a brief artist statement. The first sentence of the statement should begin, “Dear Earth…[add your message of action, hope, or inspiration]”.

Works in all media are welcome.

Deadline: April 19th
Entry Fee: $30

Martin Henry Freeman Memorial Sculpture

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The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center (West Rutland, VT) seeks artists to design a large-scale portrait bust of Martin Henry Freeman, first African American president of an American college. The marble memorial will become part of the Downtown Rutland Sculpture Trail, a collection of public sculpture planned for completion and placement in this historic Vermont city .Rutland native Martin Henry Freeman was born in 1826. He attended Middlebury College, graduating in 1849. After serving as president of Allegheny Institute (which became Avery College) he emigrated to Africa where he was professor and president of Liberia College until his death in 1889.

The maquette is to be sculpted in clay, to be reproduced in plaster for enlargement and translation to marble. The finished sculpture will be carved at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center.

Deadline: April 19th
No Entry Fee

Summer Residency Program

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Each summer, Gallery 263 offers their 700-square foot space in Cambridge, MA to artists of all media and experience levels. Artists benefit from full access to their space and amenities, participate in critiques or community outreach projects, and conclude their stay with a week-long exhibition. The Residency is a non-live-in, shared opportunity, and is typically awarded to up to four solo artists or one collective. The studio rental fee is $275 per artist.

Deadline: April 21st

Entry Fee: $30

Laboratory Call For Fall Residents

Laboratory’s (Spokane, Washington) mission is to provide practicing interactive artists with the time, space, and freedom to make thoughtful and innovative work. They offer space to live and work, tools, mentorship, and connections to make that happen. Plus, a $200 a month stipend if you have the right to work in the USA. For their Fall 19 residency, they are looking for artists interested in spending 2-3 months between September 1st to November 30th in 2019, working on projects in any of their three tracks: production, research, and learning.

Deadline: April 27th
No Entry Fee

Art Hawaii International: Call to Artists for Installations

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Art Hawaii International (Honolulu, Hawaii) is a contemporary art fair with inaugural dates November 6-10, 2019, located in Honolulu at Hawaii Convention Center. The spectacular location will bring local visitors, as well as destination art travelers from around the world.

AHI exhibitors include vetted international galleries, museums, art foundations, art publications, art films and art talks. The art fair program includes annual curatorial themes highlighting important subjects through art. AHI philosophy includes building better bridges to art knowledge for visitors through AHI proprietary app, kiosks and informational sources. We provide personal service for AHI attendees, especially Asia-centric visitors in their language, to obtain information on exhibitors and the artwork, to further cultivate art collectors, art lovers and art buyers.

Deadline: April 30th
No Entry Fee



Red is a color that calls up associations of love, luck, passion, and violence but also the mementos of childhood, such as balloons and toys. It is found in Paleolithic painting, China’s imperial and popular imagery, the Dutch Renaissance, it is also present in the contemporary graphic texts of Barbara Kruger and the abstract etchings of Anish Kapoor. This is the second installment of Site:Brooklyn’s (Brooklyn, New York) ongoing investigation into color: its meaning, its roles, and place in contemporary practice. Site: Brooklyn is seeking works in all genres and mediums.

This is the second installment of Site:Brooklyn’s ongoing investigation into color: its meaning, its roles, and place in contemporary practice. What does red mean to you?

Deadline: May 2nd
Entry Fee: $35

Open Call for Artists in the AD Industry

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If you’re an artist working in the advertising industry, Times Square Arts, Advertising Week, and the Out of Home Advertising Association of America (New York, NY) invite you to submit original moving image artwork to Midnight Moment, the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition. The selected 3-minute work will be shown on electronic billboards throughout Times Square every night in September 2019.

Deadline: May 6th
No Entry Fee