Deadline: March 31, 2017 – Society of Arts + Crafts Artist Awards

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The Society of Arts and Crafts welcomes applications for the 2017 Artist Awards.

Every other year, the Society awards $3,000 each to three craft artists living in New England. As a mission-driven non-profit, the Society continues to support craft artists through opportunities such as this and we are honored to continue to award artists. This is a merit based award, yet we do take your cover letter into consideration as this, like all juried awards, are subjective. To be eligible, you must be living in New England.

This year, Ellen Wieske, 2010 Artist Award Winner and Jeweler, and Marilyn Zapf, Assistant Director at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, will join Luiza deCamargo, Associate Curator at the Society of Arts and Crafts, to jury the applications.

The Society believes that craftspeople have a knowledge of materials and an expertise of technique. Traditionally, craft has been defined by material — wood, ceramics, glass, textiles, and metal — and the techniques used to transform raw material into objects. We acknowledge that contemporary craft often challenges our notions of technique and material, and we honor these new expressions. If you believe your work does not meet this definition yet still falls under the purview of craft, please explain in your cover letter. No paintings, photographs, drawings, or traditional sculpture will be reviewed. Previous winners are ineligible to apply.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Deadline: May 1, 2015 – 6-Week Summer Artist Residency at Gallery 263

Gallery 263 is pleased to offer our 700-square foot space to artists of all media and experience levels for 6 weeks in the Summer of 2015.  We strive to give the local Boston and Cambridge community a stake in the process, not just the product, of art making.  Enjoy a comfortable, collaborative environment in which to incubate ideas, fuel discussion, and produce new work.  This is a non-live-in, shared residency opportunity, and will be awarded to up to four solo artists or to one collective of artists.  Artists benefit from full access to our space and amenities, engage the public with at least one outreach event, and conclude their stay with a showcase.

Residency Period: 6 weeks; June 1- July 11, 2015

Deadline to apply: Sunday, May 1 11:59pm

Notification: Friday, May 8

Application fee: $25

Thanks to a generous grant from the Cambridge Arts Council, Gallery 263 has been able to cut Residency fees to artists by more than 50% this year.

2015 Studio Fee:  $150 per artist for a residency with four artists ($150 x 4 = $600) OR $600 assessed to a collective of artists

Physical amenities include high tin ceilings and incredible natural light, great community visibility, wireless internet, A/C, plentiful outlets, mini fridge, kitchenware, microwave, approx. 25 folding chairs available, bathroom with toilet, large sink & hot water.

Our supportive staff will help to plan and promote your outreach event and showcase, and is available for discussion and critique throughout the Residency period.
Qualifications:
Be an emerging, working artist.
Have a secure living situation for the duration of the Residency.
Work well in a shared space situation.
Have a digital portfolio ready to submit to our online application process.
Tell us your creative plan for your work this summer.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must compile a pdf document containing a narrative, images, an image list and a CV or resume. Please fully read online instructions before submitting your application.

Instructions and application:
http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/artist-residency-program/

Further questions? E-mail us: contact@gallery263.com

Deadline: July 13, 2014 – Propose an Exhibition for Gallery 263, Cambridge MA

We are currently accepting applications for two Fall 2014 exhibitions. Our Curatorial Proposal Series program provides artists of all media and career levels the opportunity to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art.

Open to group and solo proposals, though groups are encouraged. Exhibitions are each 5 weeks long, during September/October and October/November.  Gallery 263 Staff support and guide CPS artists through the entire exhibition process, and expect a high degree of professional commitment from exhibiting artists and curators.  Online submissions only.  New England artists eligible: MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME.

Deadline to Apply: July 13

Questions? Ask us: contact@gallery263.com

Find more information and apply online: www.gallery263.com/cps.php

Deadline: Sept. 12 – Call for Entry – CraftBoston Spring 2014 and Holiday 2014

CRAFTBOSTON Spring 2014 & CRAFTBOSTON Holiday 2014
CALL FOR ENTRY
Application deadline: September 12th, 2013
Application Fee: $40 to apply to one or both of the 2014 shows

CRAFTBOSTON Spring
April 4-6. 2014
Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St, Boston, MA

CRAFTBOSTON Holiday
December 5-7, 2014
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St., Boston, MA

CRAFTBOSTON
The Society of Arts and Crafts is pleased to announce that applications for Craftboston Spring 2014 and Craftboston Holiday 2014 are now being accepted.

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, Craftboston Spring and Holiday are New England’s premiere juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft. They are mission-driven events that serve to support excellence in crafts by encouraging the creation, collection, and conservation of the work of craft artists, and by educating and promoting public appreciation of fine craftsmanship. Located at the Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts, Craftboston Spring includes 90 artists. Craftboston Holiday is comprised of over 200 artists and is held at the Hynes Convention Center.

A qualified panel of three jurors is assembled each year to select artists making superlative work in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. Both emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply. There is one application and one deadline to apply to either 2014 show. The deadline for applications is September 12th, 2013.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.craftboston.org or www.juriedartservices.com