Current Opportunities

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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Open call for VIDEO AND RELATED MEDIA

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

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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

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Artist Opportunities: March & April

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


Residency in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

The NARS residency supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies, creating a space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time.

NARS offers 24/7 access to furnished, private or semi-private studio spaces (280-325 sq ft) in our diverse artist community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As a studio based residency, the focus is on the artistic process and the experimentation that results from working alongside other artists, within New York's cultural and sociopolitical context.

Deadline: March 9
Application fee: $35

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6TH ANNUAL SUMMER MARKET 

Hudson River Exchange invites Makers, Vintage Collectors, Farmers, Community Curators and Food Purveyors to join us at Summer Market, June 23rd – 24th, 2018. Summer Market showcases 80 of the best independent artists, designers, and collectors of Upstate New York and attracts thousands of devotees of local handmade. The festival includes a selection of traveling makers that bring the spirit of exchange from other regions. You can find applications listed by category here.

Deadline: March 15th
Entry Fee: $20


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Immersive Residency in Pittsburgh

Bunker Projects, artist residency and experimental gallery space in Pittsburgh, seeks emerging artists for an immersive live, work, exhibition residency. Bunker provides selected artists the space and support to lead a rigorous self-directed practice for a period of 3-4 months (shorter proposals are accepted). Bunker is a non-profit artist driven program that pairs residency with immersive cultural programming. We exhibit new contemporary art monthly, coinciding with our neighborhoods First Friday.

Deadline: March 16th
Entry Fee: $15


STARTS Prize 2018 Open Call

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Grand prize of the European Commission honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts. Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. The STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture.

Extended Deadline: March 12th
No Entry Fee


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Call for proposals

NARS Foundation is accepting proposals from artists and curators for solo exhibitions and curated group exhibitions in our two gallery spaces in Brooklyn, NY. NARS will invite select applicants to further develop proposals and provide the space, support, and resources to mount ambitious and compelling exhibitions. Proposals will be considered and developed for either exhibition space, for shows running from 3-6 weeks.

Deadline: March 26
Application fee: $20


International Call for Entries

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The Center for Fine Art Photography's Black and White 2018 Call for Entry and Gallery Exhibition is Currently Open for Submissions. All Black and White imagery is eligible for submission. All types of photographic processes are eligible for this exhibition. This includes all film, alternative processes, traditional, digital,  and all post-production techniques. All subject matter is welcome. All sizes are eligible.

Deadline: March 28th
Entry Fee: MEMBERS | $24 for the three images.
NON-MEMBERS | $38 for the first three images.


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2 New Experimental Residencies

OVERLAND ARTWORKS (OLAW) is currently accepting applications for two new experimental artist residencies, ALT-Residency and 24/2. OLAW is committed to creating social practice projects dedicated to experimental approaches of art world conventions in order to study the possibilities and accessibilities of a creative lifestyle.

As an alternative artist residency, ALT- is interested in simplifying the typical residency model by solely providing mental components (accessibility, accountability, affirmation, and attention) of a residency program rather than the physical (space & supplies).

24/2 is a 48 hour experimental exercise that any and every artist can participate in. A weekend residency of sorts – 24/2 is the simpler, extra-accessible, commitment-phobe little sister of OLAW's ALT- Residency Project.

Deadline: April 1st
No Entry Fee


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Grants for new performance ArT in NYC

The Franklin Furnace Fund awards grants annually to emerging artists to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace. Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews all proposals. This peer panel system allows all kinds of artists from all over the world an equal shot at presenting their work. Every year the panel changes, as do the definitions of “emerging artist" and "performance art." So if at first you don't succeed, please try again.

Deadline: April 1st
No Entry Fee


Call for Accessible Art

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HUBweek, in collaboration with Union Point, is pleased to present a call for accessible, multi-sensory art. We are commissioning a work of public art or a public art experience that is accessible to a broad range of audiences along the full spectrum of ability. We invite artists of all abilities to create a work, program, or series of programs that incorporates perspectives of, or substantial input from, individuals with disabilities or related organizations or advocacy groups.

Selected projects will be eligible to receive up to $25,000 in funding to produce their work. All works will be debuted at HUBweek 2018 and then be housed and/or performed at Union Point.  Apply here!

Deadline: April 2nd
No Entry Fee


Make a BIG Woodcut Print

BIG INK has teamed up with Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, MA, for two one-day large woodcut printing sessions Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th, 2018. We’ll be utilizing BIG INK’s mobile etching press to pull prints. Artists are invited to submit a proposal to create a woodcut, at least 24” x 36” in dimension.

Deadline: April 9, 2018
No Entry Fee

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8-week Summer Artist Residency

The Brookline Arts Center is seeking proposals for an eight-week artist residency in our historic art center in Brookline, MA. One dynamic artist or small collaborative group will have the opportunity to experiment and expand their body of work with the support of the BAC. Artist(s) selected will design, create and exhibit an installation or series of work in our unique gallery space. The residency will provide five weeks of artistic development and culminate with a three-week public exhibition. All media welcome. The residency runs from July 27-September 21, 2018.

Deadline: April 13th
Entry Fee: $35


Community Arts Fellowship

Driving transformation through arts and culture can be daunting, difficult and often lonely. Creative Community Fellows brings cultural trailblazers across New England together for five months, to be part of something bigger, to learn life-changing skills and to see dreams become reality.

Deadline: April 22nd
No Entry Fee

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