Arts Extension Service continues to be dedicated in supporting artists and arts organizations by providing education and information. Find a list below of resources of opportunities for artists, arts managers, and arts instructors. We are updating this list weekly. Find additional shared resources on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
See a message from Dee Boyle-Clapp, Director of Arts Extension Service, about arts organizations navigating the coronavirus (COVID-19) in this time of crisis.
- Resource Lists
- Emergency Funding Sources
- Instructor Resources
- Enjoyment of the Arts Online
- Local Focused Networks and Opportunities- Western Massachusetts
- Actors Fund Grant List
A list of grants and funds that performing artists can apply to.
- Americans for the Arts
An up-to-date news and resources for the arts and culture field.
- Art Deadlines List
Public art commissions, art competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, residencies, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages, all skill levels, in all disciplines, everywhere.
- Artists Thrive
A compilation of resources, tools and opportunities that aim to provide artists and those who work with artists support to be able to thrive in the wake of these challenging circumstances.
- Assets for Artists
A list of resources to assist artists in a time of crisis, specifically focused on New England.
- COVID-19 Entrepreneur Resource List
Includes loan programs, grants, and other resources to help entrepreneurs.
- Creative Capital
A list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals. As well as a list of arts events that have moved online.
- Creative Community Resources
A database, provided by Worcester Culture, that will connect you to COVID-19 emergency funding, readings, and ways to advocate.
- Freelance Artists Resource List
An aggregated list of free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines, specifically meant to serve freelance artists.
- National Endowment for the Arts
A list of art service organizations that are providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.
- New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) Emergency Relief Funds
Emergency artist relief funds in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a list of where to apply for emergency artist relief funds in each state.
Emergency Funding Sources, General Grants, and Artist Opportunities
- Actors Fund Emergency Relief Fund
To assist everyone who works in performing arts and entertainment across the country, the Actor Relief Fund is collaborating with the community to help people to navigate these challenging times. The Actors Fund has distributed more than $16 million in emergency financial assistance to 13,559 people in our industry.
- Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.
- Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
A one-time micro grant of $200 meant for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators.
- Artadia Awards for Visual Media Professionals
All professional visual media artists may apply, but it is highly encouraged for individuals and collaborators to apply. Residents of each Artadia Award City have a specific date to send in applications. Two artists will be selected to receive an unrestricted Artadia Award of $10,000.
- Artist Relief Fund
A $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and creative workers provides $5,000 no-strings-attached grants for anyone who earns income from their creative or artistic practice and who has also been affected by COVID-19.
- The Art Guide: A List of Art Calls
Find an art call in your state with The Art Guide’s directory.
- Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
A fund setup to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists AND administrators (consultants, facilitators, box office staff, seasonal/temporary employees, etc.) who have been financially impacted due to COVID-19.
- Artists' Fellowship, Inc.
The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional visual artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.
- Artist Rescue Trust
A philanthropically funded program to provide financial relief to Professional Artists and Creatives affected by COVID-19.Professional artistic creators whose primary source of income is made through live performance, tours or exhibits. The Trust's goal is to provide $500/month for 3 months to artists in need.
- Artist Support Grants Programs FY 2020-21 - North Carolina
This program, funded by the N.C. Arts Council, provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions. Grant amounts vary from region to region. Statewide, they range from $300 to $5,000, though most grants are between $500 and $2,000. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2021
- American-Scandinavian Foundation
The ASF is offering both fellowships and grants for artists who expect to plan research or create art in Scandinavia. Applications are due November 1, 2020.
- American Society of Journalists and Authors: Emergency Assistance Fund
One time grants for writers to cover medical bills.
- Authors League Fund
The Authors League Fund helps professional authors, journalists, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune.
- Austin, TX: Banding Together ATX
A resource for musicians, hospitality workers, and service industry businesses of Austin, TX who have been affected by COIVD-19.
- AGMA Relief Fund - American Guild of Musical Artists
The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need.
- Artists’ Fellowship Emergency Fund
Emergency aid will be awarded to professional visual artists and their families if they have been affected by the pandemic, unexpected hardships, and/or natural disasters.
- The Awesome Foundation Grant
Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter's "trustees" and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.
- Barbara Deming Memorial Fund: Money for Women
The Fund makes small artist support grants ( $500 – $1500 ) to individual feminist women in the arts who are citizens with primary residence in the U.S and Canada. Deadlines: January 1 – January 31, 2021, for Nonfiction and Poetry.
- Barbara Hammer Grant
The Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant is an annual grant that will be awarded to self-identified lesbians for making visionary moving-image art. Work can be experimental animation, experimental documentary, experimental narrative, cross-genre, or solely experimental. Grant amount is $7,000. Deadline is October 31.
- The Blues Foundation HART Fund - for Blues musicians
The Blues Foundation established the HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) for Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.
- Boston Artist Relief Fund
The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
- Boston Singers Relief Fund
As an immediate response to the current situation, BSRF is offering one-time grants to reimburse individual classical singers for (some or all of) the income they lost due to COVID-19 related cancellations.
- Bridgesong Fund
The Institute for the Musical Arts is offering an emergency relief for western Massachusetts women, nonbinary, and genderqueer artists of color.
- The CALI Accelerator Program
Grants are awarded monthly to emerging Californian arts professionals who are partnered with an arts nonprofit. Those awarded can earn up to $1,000.
- Cape Cod Arts Relief Fund
Artists residing in Cape Code, MA who have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 can apply for this microgrant of $500. The grants will be awarded until funds have been completely depleted.
- CHEJ Small Grants Program
Grants will be awarded to grassroots organizations, that have been impacted environmentally, who focus on environmental health and justice issues. Grassroots communities of colors, low wealth, and rural/urban groups are encouraged to apply.
- Columbus, OH Artists COVID-19 Relief Fund
Funds will be distributed among individual artists in Columbus, OH. Priority will be given to BIPOC, transgender and nonbinary, and disabled artists.
- Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts Grants
A temporary program that provides grants to arts organizations located in North Central Massachusetts that need financial support due to the effects of COVID-19.
- Countering Hate With Art
The Slants Foundation supports the work of artist-activists by offering grants to those working to address racism using their work. Multiple grants will be available up to $250 each. Additional grants will be available as funding allows.
- Craft Futures Fund
The Craft Futures Fund will support craft communities throughout the United States and their creative responses to COVID-19. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that seed resilience, foster community, and amplify impact.
- David Rockefeller Fund
The David Rockefeller Fund currently has three primary program areas: Arts, Criminal Justice, and Environment. The Arts Program focuses on cultivating, showcasing and disseminating the stories of innovative art for social change Submit LOI on a rolling basis.
- The Dialogues on the Experience of War
From the The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Dialogues on the Experience of War program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Optional drafts are due September 8, 2020. The application deadline is October 14, 2020.
- Dramatists Guild Emergency Fund
DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.
- Durham Artist Relief Fund
Durham, NC artists who have been financially affected by COVID-19 may apply for this emergency fund. Disbursements will be made on a monthly basis. Priority will be given to BIPOC artists, transgender & nonbinary artists, and disabled artists.
- The Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Grants
This prestigious grant is awarded to figurative artists, whether or not they reside in Canada. Grants of up to CAD $18,000 may be awarded. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
- Emergency Aid from The Artists’ Fellowship
Funding meant for professional fine artists who have been impacted by COVID-19, natural disasters, and other unprecedented hardships.
- Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers
This is a fund to help LGBTQ2S people who cannot pay for food, medecine, rent, and necessities because most of their income doesn't come from an employer. Grants based on need and available funds. Rolling until expended.
- Equal Sounds fund for musicians
The Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund was set up on short notice to provide direct financial assistance to musicians who have lost work as a result of Corona-related event cancellations.
- Equality Can’t Wait Challenge
$30 million dollars will be awarded to help expand the power and influence of women in the United States by 2030.
- Foundwork Artist Prize: $10,000 Juried Grant with Studio Visits & Interview
This prize is meant to recognize worthy contemporary artists. The winner will be awarded $10,000 and jurors, that include progressive curators, gallerists, and artists, will pay studio visits. The deadline is October 15, 2020.
- Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
If you are seeking relief for a canceled performance or exhibition due to COVID-19 you can apply for support from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund.
- Futures Fund: Emergency Relief for Artists
The Luminary and the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts teamed up to award grants, totaling $60,000 to artists in the St. Louis region.
General support grants of up to $4,000 are provided to groups with budgets under $150,000 who are building movements for justice and liberation and resisting systemic oppression through grassroots organizing, art-making, and resilience building. Deadline: December 4. See their website for additional grants including Rapid Response and an Accessibility Grants Grant.
- Getty Images & iStock Creative Grant: Definition Future
Seeking ground-breaking photography, inspiring illustration, or moving short films - commercial imagery that describes how people could reshape and redefine the world in which we live. One-time Bursary, where three recipients will be granted sums of either US $10,000, US $7,000 or US $3,000. Deadline November 10.
- Greater Worcester Community Foundation Grants
Cultural organizations within the town of Worcester, MA may apply to this grant. Award amount can range from $500 to $5,000.
- Haven Foundation
The mission of The Haven Foundation is to offer interim financial assistance to freelance professionals in the arts who face crises.
- Houston - TX - Artist and Arts Worker Relief Fund
Funds will be available to Houston area artists and arts workers (arts nonprofit employees, gallerists, etc.) that have lost income and basic life securities as a result of COVID-19. Grants up to $1,000 will be available and serve as a bridge to public assistance options. Ends December 31.
- Howard County (Maryland) Artist Relief Fund – COVID-19
County Executive Calvin Ball has made available 50 Individual Artist grants at $1,000 each to Howard County-based artists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through a new partnership with the Howard County Arts Council. The HoCo RISE COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund is supported through CARES Act funding. Application opened September 11. Deadline: rolling.
- The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize is offering 5 individual artist grants in the amount of $1,000 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.
- International Arts Movement: Hilary Teachout Grants
Hilary Teachout Grants offer artists relief during the coronavirus pandemic. Named the Hilary Teachout Grants, they honor the memory of the wife of theatre critic Terry Teachout; she passed away during the COVID-19 crisis due to an illness that required a double lung transplant.One-time grants of $500 are provided.
- Independent Journalism Grant
The Economic Hardship Reporting Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that produces journalism to raise awareness about income inequality and economic unfairness in America. They commission op-eds, personal essays, investigative reports, rich narrative features, podcasts, nonfiction cartoons, photo essays and documentaries about the United States. Grants generally range from $500 for an op-ed to $10,000 for a documentary.
- Jazz Foundation Musicians Emergency Fund
The Jazz Foundation’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund provides housing assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief and direct financial support in times of crisis.
- Local Cultural Council Program
The Massachusetts Cultural Council funds and manages a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils across the state, representing every city and town in the Commonwealth. Each council awards money based on individual community cultural needs, assessed and set by council members. Applicants should apply directly to local councils. Deadline November 16.
- Leveler: Peer to Peer Wealth Distribution
People seeking financial assistance may apply and someone in a better financial position will provide an emergency fund for them. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
- Max’s Kansas City Project
The Max’s Kansas City Project provides emergency funding & resources to professionals in the creative arts. Individuals who have made their living through their art form either professionally or personally and demonstrate a financial need for medical aid, legal aid or housing.
- Mayer Foundation grant
The Mayer Foundation provides economic relief to individuals, make grants for organizations educational, literary, cultural, humanitarian, scientific, health-care related and other charitable purposes, and award scholarship benefits and student aid to high school, undergrad, and graduate students.
- Museum Workers Relief Fund
Museum workers impacted by COVID-19 can apply to receive a $500 grant.
- Musicians Foundation
Grants for musicians of any genre in a time of acute need, due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.
- National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER)
NCAPER helps you fostering relationships with providers in the emergency services sector. Their list of organizations can assist with reestablishing your art practice and keeping you apprised of funding opportunities.
- National Leadership Grants for Museums
National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. Grant Amount: $5,000–$1,000,000. Deadline:
- NEH Media Project Grant
The Media Projects program from the National Endowment of Humanities supports the development, production, and distribution of radio, podcast, television, and long-form documentary film projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Maximum award amount $75,000 for Development, $700,000 for Production, $1,000,000 for Chairman’s Special Awards: January 6, 2021.
- Newport Festivals Musician Relief Fund
Musicians that have lost income from a canceled gig/performance due to the pandemic may apply to this grant. Priority will be given to musicians who played the Newport Jazz or Folk Festivals and those in the Rhode Island community.
- Nonprofit Theatre and Dance Companies Grants
The Shubert Foundation is the nation’s largest funder dedicated to unrestricted funding of not-for-profit theatres and dance companies. Dance, Arts Related, and Shubert Scholars application due: October 15. Theatre application due December 2.
- Pen America - Emergency Funds for Writers List
A listing of national and regional emergency grants available to writers in acute financial crisis.
- Pollock-Krasner Foundation
The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation will review expenditures relating to an artist's professional work and personal expenses and amounts range up to $30,000. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.
- The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. - Video/film and Environmental
The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. continues to make grants that encourage emerging artists whose works might have difficulty being aired due to their genre and/or social philosophy in video/film and environmental art. Requests for application forms must be received by December 1 . Completed applications for the 2021 cycle will be accepted through December 31.
- Public Art Learning Fund - NEFA
The Public Art Learning Fund provides grants of $500 to $2,000 to support professional development opportunities for New England artists to strengthen their public art practices. Application deadline November 16, 2020
- Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund
Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to queer writers of color.
- Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies experienced by artists in the past six months. Application deadline October 26, 2020
- Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund
A fund specifically for musicians and music industry workers directly affected by COVID-19. Those who are awarded will receive financial assistance for vital living expenses.
- Theatre Community Benevolent Fund
This fund provides between $500 and $1,500 to individuals involved in theater, and between $1,000 and $6,000 to companies in the greater Boston area. Rolling deadline, application reviewed weekly.
- Third Wave Fund: Mobilize Power Fund
These grants will be awarded to youth-led and intergenerational groups/nonprofits/coalitions in the USA regardless of 501c3 status or fiscal sponsorship.
- Vermont Economic Recovery Grants for Cultural Organizations
The Vermont Arts Council will accept applications for Economic Recovery Grants for cultural nonprofits in Vermont. Applications will be accepted beginning September 21 and will be awarded until funds are depleted.
- Vox Corona Emergency Fund
Professional vocalists from the Washington, DC area may apply to this fund.
- The Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists
This Fellowship supports the professional careers of visual artists through a solo exhibition or alternative presentation of work and curatorial and professional development support, including expert guidance on improving business skills for the effective presentation and promotion of your work.The Fellowship is open to artists working in 2D media other than photography who have yet to have their first solo exhibition. Deadline: November 2.
- Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation
Financial assistance is available for those who worked in theatrical exhibition for a minimum of five years.
- Women’s Studio Workshop: Artist’s Book Residency
Over the course of six-to-eight weeks, artists will print and bind their own limited-edition book work. The residency in Rosendale, NY includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, 24/7 studio access, and more. The deadline is November 15, 2020.
- AIGA - Design Education Resources and Considerations for dealing with COVID-19
A compiled list of a few resources and considerations for those whose are trying to figure out the best ways to educate during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Online Art & Design Studio Instruction in the Age of "Social Distancing" Facebook Group
An online resource/discussion page for faculty of studio based art and design instruction to share strategies, pedagogy and support for instruction in the age of "Social Distancing".
- Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19 - UC Berkeley
Resources and tips on what is helpful for both students and educators when moving the classroom to an online environment.
- Minneapolis Institute of Art: Bring the Arts of Asia into your classroom
Resources designed to support the integration of Asian art and voices into your curriculum.
- Racial Equity in Education: BLM in Schools
A resource that shares news about Black Lives Matter school events, Facebook Live discussion, and more to help students and teachers to take action.
- Ailey All Access
For a limited time, get access to Alvin Ailey’s ‘Revelations’ in its entirety from your own home. Find videos of performances and other ways to connect with the Ailey organization in Ailey All Access.
- Extensive list of Virtual Museums
A categorized list of museums, exhibits, online collections, etc. that you can explore from the safety of your home while social distancing.
- Google Arts and Culture
Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 museums, galleries and institutions in 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online. Start exploring, now.
- Art Institute of Chicago
Wherever you are, whatever the time, Art Institute of Chicago’s online resources are always here to connect you to their collection of art from around the world—whether you’re seeking inspiration, community, or a little adventure.
- Asian Art Museum
Explore the collections and exhibits of the museum that is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations.
- Augusta Savage Gallery
Located in New Africa House at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is a multicultural and multiarts facility. See Terre Parker's For Her performance on October 2 as part of Creative Women Leading Climate Action, a virtual symposium and Revival/50.
- Connect the Arts
A community of people who work in the arts, and people who love the arts. Artists of all kinds–painters, musicians, designers, technicians, writers, art collectives, arts organizations, and more– tell their stories, share events and opportunities, and connect with people who’ll love what they’re creating.
- Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
While currently unable to present live concerts, CMS is committed to continue bringing the best chamber music to people all over the globe through weekly curated playlists and daily releases of archival video and audio
- Broadway Living Room Concerts
With Broadway going dark for the first prolonged period of time since 2007, Broadway stars are getting creative about staying home and sharing their favorite songs from musicals.
Explore online exhibits and collections of the Guggenheim that is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications.
Digitally visit the world’s largest art museum with 360 degree tours inside and out.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Explore the online collections and exhibits of the largest art museum in the United States.
- Met Opera
“Nightly Met Opera Streams” are available every evening throughout the time that the Opera remains closed. The performances can be streamed every night at 7:30 p.m. ET, 5:30 MT.
- Minneapolis Walker Art Museum
Walker Collections reflect a diverse range of artistic output, including painting, sculpture, films, performances, books, artist archives, and more.
- Musee d'Orsay
A museum housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography.
- National Gallery
The National Gallery of Art – the nation's museum – preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art.
- National Portrait Gallery
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story.
- National Theatre
Enjoy world-class theatre online while they are closed.
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts.
- NPR Tiny Desk Concerts
NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts has made it possible for music lovers to enjoy a performance from their own home. From Baroque to pop, there will be something exciting to tune to.
- Seattle Symphony Live Streams
The Seattle Symphony is organizing additional free livestreams and rebroadcasts until the orchestra can return to the Benaroya Hall stage.
- Stage shows, musicals and opera you can watch online now for free
Theatres may be closed, but you can always get a stagey fix online. Here are a series of shows you can watch right now – operas, musicals and more!
- Portraying the Black American Experience
A video series that shares how the contemporary Black experience has been reflected in iconic works of art.
- Red Fox Storytelling Festival
Live performers will showcase the Appalachian storytelling tradition over two days of new and old tales alike on October 23 and 24.
- Tate Britain
Tate Britain houses a substantial collection of the art of the United Kingdom since Tudor times, and in particular has large holdings of the works of J. M. W. Turner, who bequeathed all his own collection to the nation.
- The Uffizi Gallery
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence houses works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli and more.
- UMass FAC
From a performance by Leyla McCalla to Monkey Baa Theatre Company reading A Diary of a Wombat, experience the FAC's virtual offerings.
- UMass - Virtual UMCA
Explore exhibitions, the UMCA's Artists’ talks, performances, and panel discussions from the comfort of your own sofa.
- COVID-19 Related Resources and Information for Berkshire, MA Residents
A curated list by 1Berkshire to assist Berkshire Residents given the current climate.
- Art Workspace Easthampton
From Easthampton City Arts, Art Workspace Easthampton, a residency program that offers workspace—free of charge—to visual, literary, and performing artists. Application due October 8.
- Northampton Arts Council - BJ Goodwin Memorial Fund
The BJ Goodwin Grant is designed to provide direct assistance to a Northampton-based artist, writer or arts organization in recognition of exceptional work and to support the further development of artistic talents.
- Pioneer Valley Theatre
News and events about theatre in the Pioneer Valley. Submit your virtual performance.
- Springfield Museum Call to Artists
In conjunction with the exhibition The Outwin: American Portraiture Today, the Springfield Museums invite submissions of original portraits by artists residing in the Connecticut River Valley and Hartford County, CT. Due October 3. https://springfieldmuseums.org/portraits/
- Valley Artist Directory
For Western MA visual artists, have your name and info listed as an artist in the region.
- We Are For Freedoms -Virtual Town Hall, Fall 2020
Designed by the For Freedoms Student Organizing Committee and hosted before the upcoming presidential election, this virtual gathering will bring together students, artists, and creative thinkers to discuss ideas around democracy, civic engagement, activism, and protest. Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 p.m.
- Afrowaveto Virtual Workshop Series 2020
Afrowaveto’s Workshop 5: Exploring how independent music artists can go about setting themselves up for success. This workshop is on October 28, 6 p.m.
- Auntie Sewing Squad
Consider making a donation for these volunteers to continue making face masks for people working on the frontlines and vulnerable communities.
- Art Against Racism: Memorial.Monument.Movement - sites.rutgers.edu/mmm Use Your Phone to Submit Your Artwork Today! This nationwide virtual exhibition of art inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement is accepting submissions until September 14 to include in its October 3 launch. Later submissions will be added weekly until Inauguration Day through January 20, 2021.
- Call for Artists, Ernie Royal Memorial Sculpture
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center seeks artists to design a marble sculpture honoring Ernie Royal (1917-1994), Vermont’s first African American restaurant owner and the first black member of the National Restaurant Association Board of Directors. Application deadline is November 13.
- Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.
- COVID-19 Pictures - Photography Submissions
Photographic artist Jennifer Timmer Trail invites online submissions for an online archive, Covid-19 Pictures. The archive acts as a gathering place, to hold on to these photos. Accepted photographs will be posted along with your name, location, and a link to your website.
- Covid19 Stories
A place for art and art-adjacent personal stories during COVID-19. See other's stories and add your own.
- Covid Community Data Lab
Data sources visualized to analyze how Massachusetts communities have changed since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in early March.
- Creative Responses to COVID-19: USDAC Listening Shareback
Showcases the 400 voices that shared their opinions on funding, healing, and connecting to change the current system and how the arts can help too.
- Creative Ground Directory
You can add yourself to this directory to get noticed as an artist and/or as a creative enterprise.
- Digital Resources for Artists to Continue Career Online
Artwork Archive provides resources for artists to help transition their business onto virtual platforms and bring reassurance during a challenging time. Platforms include video-conferencing, online stores, and more.
- Get Out The Vote
An open call for creatives to design a campaign for Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Foundation inspiring Americans to vote this fall. All submissions will be spotlighted on Creatively. One artist will win $10,000. An additional two finalists will each receive $2,500. Deadline: September 24.
- IATSE C.A.R.E.S.
An initiative to assist people who are at-risk, elderly, and those with a disability during COVID-19. They offer a volunteer delivery service to help those get groceries and other supplies.
- No Going Back: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Guide
A guide to help artists understand the true power behind art during times of crisis.
- Pao Arts Center: Love Letters to Boston Chinatown
Write a love letter to Boston Chinatown about your favorite memories you’ve had there. You may even create a painting or illustration to express kindness towards the community. Letters, poems, and art will be shared with the Boston Chinatown community.
- Performing Arts Network
A community for performing artists to support & learn from one another during one of the most difficult times for our field.
- What Role Are You Playing?
MASSCreative offers a guide and helpful links to help us navigate building a more vibrant, connected, and equitable community.
- Webinar - Online Sales for Artists
Assets for Artists is hosting a new webinar specifically targeted toward craft artists wishing to sell online. Thursday, October 29 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Open to any artist in CT, MA, and RI. BIPOC or rural artists may receive priority consideration.