AES Resource List
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Arts Extension Service is dedicated to supporting artists and arts organizations by providing education and information. Find a list below of continuously updated and ongoing resources and opportunities for artists, arts managers, and art instructors. Find new shared resources on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
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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.
- Authors League Fund
The Authors League Fund helps authors, dramatists, journalists, critics, short story writers, and poets. Assistance is modest and temporary in nature. Recipients may apply again after a twelve months have passed, although additional support is not guaranteed.
- 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.
- Public Art Archive
The Public Art Archive offers a suite of free and low-cost resources for the documentation, management, and exploration of public art built specifically for the public art field.
- 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.
- Advisory Board for the Arts - Arts Management Help
The Arts Management Center helps arts leaders manage and motivate their teams, form productive partnerships, and become better leaders.
- AiR Program of Siao-Long Cultural Park, Tainan, Taiwan - Artists-in-Residence Program
In 2013, the Siao-Long Cultural Park: Artists-in-Residence Program was established, and since then there has been an annual open call for artists. We welcome artists who are specialized in visual art, performance, and interdisciplinary art.
- American Society of Journalists and Authors: Emergency Assistance Fund
One-time grants for writers to cover medical bills.
- Art21 - Educators Program
Art21 Educators is an intensive, year-long professional development initiative and learning community. The program is designed to support K–12 educators in any subject area who are interested in bringing contemporary art, artists, and themes into classroom teaching and learning. Deadline: March 31, 2024.
- The Art Guide: A List of Art Calls
Find an art call in your state with The Art Guide’s directory.
- Arts & Business Council - The Walter Feldman Fellowship
Now entering its 9th year, the Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists 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.
- Artist Communities Alliance
A directory of residencies for artists of all disciplines.
- 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.
- 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.
- Biz-M-Power - Matching Grant Program
The Biz-M-Power crowdfunding matching grant program offers small businesses in Massachusetts financial assistance with their acquisition, expansion, improvement or lease of a facility, purchase or capital lease of equipment, or with meeting other capital needs for the business.
- 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 City Hall: Call to Artists & Art Organizations
Seeking artists and artist organizations that live or create in Boston to exhibit at Boston City Hall.
- BridgeSong Fund: Emergency Relief for Western MA Women, Nonbinary, and Genderqueer Artists of Color
This trans- and queer- affirming emergency fund will support Western MA BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) women, nonbinary, and genderqueer musicians* who already face economic, medical, equity barriers and systemic oppression in their line of independent, gig-based work.
- Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition - Trees Online Exhibition
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is seeking submissions for an online exhibit on Artsy exploring our relationship to trees. In honor of the arrival of spring, please send 3-5 images of artwork involving trees.
- Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation - Grants
The Brooks and Joan Fortune Foundation (BJFF) primarily provides funds to support education, art, and outreach programs and projects. In general, the foundation desires to support specific activities that result in a defined outcome rather than general operating funds or fundraising campaigns. Funding requests between $1,000 and $10,000 will receive greater consideration. While the foundation activities have historically been located in Indiana and Florida, requests from around the country will certainly be considered. All recipients must have a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS.
- Carnegie Fund for Authors
Carnegie Fund for Authors awards grants to American authors who have been published by a mainstream publisher and who are in need of emergency funds.
- Children's Book Academy - Scholarships
These scholarships are designed to help bring more diversity of all kinds into the children's literature field and are currently offered to folks who identify as LBGQTI, having a disability, being a person of color, or being low income.
- Craft Emergency Relief Fund - Artist Get Ready Grants
CERF+’s Get Ready program provides individual craft artists grants up to $1,000 to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies. Artists are encouraged to use the Risk Assessment activity to generate ideas. Priority will be given to applications from people who identify in the global majority or as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)* and folk and traditional artists. Deadline: March 5, 2024.
- Cuttythunk Island Residencies for Artists and Writers
Providing artists and writers the time and setting to refocus their energy on their creative process within a supportive community environment,while enriching the cultural vitality of Cuttyhunk Island.
- Digitizing Hidden Collections: Amplifying Unheard Voices
This is a national grant competition administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) inviting proposals to digitize materials that deepen public understanding of the histories of people of color and other communities and populations whose work, experiences, and perspectives have been insufficiently recognized or unattended.
- emBrace Pattern Design Competition
A nationwide competition intended to encourage artists to design fashionable prints and patterns for scoliosis braces that appeal to everyone. emBrace honors aesthetically powerful graphic designs by artists across the country and partners with orthopedic companies to transfer them onto the surface of back braces.
- Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers
This is a fund to help LGBTQ2S people who cannot pay for food, medicine, rent, and necessities because most of their income doesn't come from an employer. Grants based on need and available funds. Rolling until expended.
- Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism - Grants
Supports a variety of work, including: text, photography, audio and video. Artists and artist-journalist teams with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply. Application deadline: rolling.
- Fully Funded Residencies
Fully Funded Residencies is an online platform for research and knowledge-sharing that gathers, archives and shares fully funded residencies, awards, grants and mobility funds.
- Foundation for Contemporary Arts - Emergency Grant
Provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who: have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding, incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Grants range in amount from $500 to $3,000, and the average grant is now $1,700. Application deadline is rolling.
- Fund for Investigative Journalism
The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides grants and other support to independent journalists and news organizations to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact.
- 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.
- 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.
- Innovate Artist Grants
Innovate Grant awards (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (6) honorable mentions (3 in art and 3 in photo), will be featured on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant’s commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future.
- International Women's Media Foundation - United States Journalism Emergency Fund
This fund will directly support U.S. journalists in need so they can resume work essential to our functioning democracy. Made available to U.S. based journalists regardless of gender. Applicants must be U.S. journalists with journalism serving as their primary profession and must provide proof of their financial need. Funding is available to both staff journalists and those working independently.
- 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.
- Kala Fellowship Award
This international award is open to artists producing innovative work in mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts. Selected artists will receive a $3,000 stipend and a studio residency at Kala Art Institute.
- The Learned Fangirl Freelance Emergency Fund
The Learned Fangirl has created the TLF Freelance Emergency Fund to support freelance culture writers who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
- 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.
Offering residencies for creative individuals of the highest talent in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
- Manship Artists Residency + Studios
Manship Artists Residency is dedicated to the preservation of an environmentally- and historically significant site that has been given new life as an international, interdisciplinary artists residency for the benefit of the community and visitors to Cape Ann.
- Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation - Inclusive Recovery Grant Program
- The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $75,000,000 available to support small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program targets businesses that focus on reaching markets predominantly made up of socially and economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented groups, underserved markets, and those owned by minorities, women, veterans, immigrants, first-generation immigrants, disabled individuals, or those that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
- MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists - Space Finder
Selected links for resources on artist space rentals or ownership opportunities, with a focus on Massachusetts.
- MASS MoCA's Assets for Artists - University Fellowship
The Studios at MASS MoCA will offer multiple full fellowships that do not have geographic or demographic limitations. This means that anyone who wishes to can apply for one of these fellowships, regardless of discipline or location. The fellowship funds all residency fees for up to four weeks in residence. To apply, simply select the appropriate box on the fellowships question of the general Studios residency application. Deadline: Nov. 8, 2024.
- 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.
- Mid Atlantic Arts Council - USArtists International
USArtists International supports in-person and virtual performances by American artists at engagements at international festivals and global presenting arts marketplaces outside of the United States. The program funds individuals and ensembles across all performing arts practices and disciplines.
- Millay Arts Multidisciplinary Artist Core Residencies
From April through November, Millay Arts hosts 6-7 multidisciplinary artists, selected through a blind jury process.
- Musicians Foundation - Grant
Grants for medical and dental bills, living expenses, and other essentials in cases of emergency. This is not a COVID-19 assistance or unemployment grant. To qualify, you must be applying for reasons other than lost or cancelled work. Grants typically range in amount from approximately $500-$3000. Application: rolling.
- Mystic Seaport Museum - New England Black and Indigenous Maritime Histories Summer Internship
Mystic Seaport Museum is seeking applicants for the 2024 New England Black and Indigenous Maritime Histories Summer Internship. This interdisciplinary internship engages with BIPOC (Black and Indigenous People of Color) maritime histories and contemporary communities through academic exploration and hands-on practice in public engagement, curation, and community conversations. The program benefits students with interest in museum careers as well as students who aspire to positions of leadership in community and responsibility in other fields such as education, business, government, and more.
- National Endowment for the Arts - Challenge America Grant
Challenge America grants offers support primarily to small organizations for projects to reach historically underserved communities with rich and dynamic cultural identities. This program may be a good entry point for organizations that are new to applying for federal funding. Grants are awarded in all artistic disciplines for a wide variety of arts projects.Challenge America features an abbreviated application, a robust structure of technical assistance, and grants for a set amount of $10,000. Grants require a cost share/match of $10,000 consisting of cash and/or in-kind contributions. Total project costs must be at least $20,000 or greater. Deadline: April 25, 2024.
- New England Foundation for the Arts - Find a Grant
NEFA offers 15+ grants to artists and organizations to support the creation and presentation of work.
- New England Foundation for the Arts - National Dance Project Travel Fund
National Dance Project Travel Fund provides monetary assistance for U.S. based presenters, curatorial staff, and residency directors or for current NDP artist grantees to connect in person to explore feasibility of presenting NDP-funded works.
- 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.
- New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Administrative Fellowship
A year-long paid part-time fellowship opportunity for candidates who are underrepresented in theatre administration.
- Office of Arts & Culture Seattle - Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Facility Grant
The LHPAI Facility Grant aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle. The LHPAI Facility Grant seeks to celebrate, nurture, present and preserve African American and Diaspora performing arts and cultural legacies. Application deadline is rolling.
- 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 galleries and museum spaces.
- P0STB1NARY - Mutual Aid Directory
This is a growing directory of independent artists impacted by COVID-19. Most on this list identify as Black, Indigenous, non-white & Trans or Queer (listed first). Supporters: Check out these artists' work, commission them, donate directly to them, and spread the word! Artists: Fill out this form to be added to the directory.
- Public Art Archive
The Public Art Archive is a free, continually growing, online and mobile database of completed public artworks throughout the U.S. and abroad.
- Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Keyholder Residency
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center’s Keyholder Residency is a competitive opportunity for emerging to mid-career artists who want to have unlimited access to the studios in exchange for working 4 hours a week for Pyramid Atlantic. The residency is awarded to artists who hope to gain more knowledge and improve their skills in the printmaking, papermaking, or book arts studios.
Promoting funded artist residency programs and fellowships.
- Springboard for the Arts - Artist Career Consultant Resource
Springboard for the Arts offers free or low-cost artist career consultations to artists, artist entrepreneurs, and creative small business owners.
- Springboard for the Arts - Art-Train Agency/Organization Training
The Art-Train Agency/Organization Training is for staff at government agencies, tribal councils, community non-profits and arts councils of all sizes.
- Springboard for the Arts - Jobs and Opportunities
Curated list of grant opportunities for individuals and organizations, in Minnesota and beyond. Get connected to jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and other resources today!
- Stochastic Labs - Residency Application
Stochastic Labs awards fully sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc), a $1k monthly stipend and a budget for materials.
- Ten Moir Gallery - Blu-Sky Artist Award
The Blu-Sky Artist Award (BSAA) is an online international semi-annual prize put forward by Ten Moir Gallery. Through this award, the gallery aims to recognize and encourage upcoming talented artists from across the world and provide them with a platform to showcase their work.. Deadline: January 31, 2024.
- The Theater Offensive’s QTPOC Artists and Youth Relief Fund 2.0
TTO has established a fund of $10,000 to provide temporary financial assistance to Greater Boston's QTPOC performing artists and youth affected by the pandemic. A limited number of $250 grants while resources last. Applications reviewed biweekly.
- Thespian Relief Grant
The Thespian Relief grants program offers two types of grants to help school theatre programs: $500 grants for schools towards troupe dues. $1000 grants to assist school theatre programs that have been negatively impacted by the cancellation of events or loss of projected revenue, and help with any other issues related to getting a program up and running again this school year. Deadline: Rolling.
- Trillium Arts - North Carolina Choreographic Fellowship
A North Carolina Choreographic Fellowship (NCCF) in Dance provides immersive creative time and space to select North Carolina based dance artists. Choreographers at any stage of their careers who have been residents in the state of North Carolina for at least one year are eligible and are invited to apply. Deadline: March 11, 2024.
- Valorena Publishing & Cocoa Kids Collection - Scholarship
This $500scholarship is designed to empower BIPOC and multicultural women to live authentically and share their unique stories by supporting their studies in the creation of children's picture books. Any female BIPOC/multicultural high school, undergraduate, or graduate student who has a creative portfolio and has published projects or is pursuing a course of study related to literacy, literature, poetry, writing, publishing, editing or illustration may apply for this scholarship. Deadline: March 12, 2024.
- Vermont Arts Council - Creation Grants
Creation Grants support artists or artist groups in creating new work. Grant funds may be used to compensate the artists for time spent creating new work, to purchase materials, or to rent equipment or space for the process. This highly competitive program is reviewed by an independent panel of practicing artists and arts professionals. Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Deadline: April 9, 2024.
- Vox Corona Emergency Fund
Professional vocalists from the Washington, DC area may apply to this fund.
- We Need Diverse Books - Emergency Grant for Diverse Creatives in Publishing
WNDB provides emergency grants to diverse authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals who are experiencing dire financial need.
- Wild Prairie Winds - Monthly Meet-and-Greet
Every month the Wild Prairie Winds encourages those interested in the arts, nonprofit work, music, and community to join their weekly meeting to ask questions, meet the members, and experience nonprofit administration behind-the-scenes.
- Young at Heart Chorus - Development Manager Position
The Young at Heart Chorus, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization now in its 41st year, is seeking a Development Manager to lead our diversified fundraising strategy to optimize support from private and public funding: donations, grants, and earned income.
- 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, find videos of performances and other ways to connect with the Ailey organization in Ailey All Access.
- All Arts: Dance
Get moving with some dance videos in all different genres to explore the wide range of performance styles. ALL ARTS is an arts and culture hub created by The WNET Group, the parent company of New York’s PBS stations.
- 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 multi-arts facility. ]
- 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 continually bringing the best chamber music to people all over the globe through weekly curated playlists and daily releases of archival video and audio.
- 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.
- Herter Art Gallery - UMass
Currently exhibiting UMass BFA Thesis Projects.
- MET Publications
Five Decades of Met Publications on Art History available to read, download and or search for free.
Digitally visit the world’s largest art museum with 360-degree tours inside and out.
- Lyric Opera of Chicago
Broaden your musical horizons by watching free videos of performances by the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
- The Mellon Foundation-Twenty Ten Twenty-Five
Twenty Ten Twenty-Five is a multimedia, intergenerational dialogue between contemporary poets and their forebearers. The project was launched to celebrate 25 years of National Poetry Month.
- 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.
- Plays for Young Artists and Audiences
Stage Partners allows you to read every play in their catalog online. They also provide distant learning resources as well as live performances.
- Seattle Symphony Live Streams
The Seattle Symphony is organizing additional free live streams 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!
- Stars in the House
Stars in the House hosts a live stream of guest performances every evening.
- Portraying the Black American Experience
A video series that shares how the contemporary Black experience has been reflected in iconic works of art.
- 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.
- Annaliese Bischoff Honors Scholarship
Supports a CHC student with financial need who is pursuing creative endeavors in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students may apply in the spring of their freshman, sophomore, or junior year. Award: $1000. Deadline: 2/25/2024.
- ArtsHub of Western Massachusetts
The ArtsHub is an ever-evolving idea designed to highlight and bring together the amazing artists, organizations, and events that are happening within the creative communities of Western Massachusetts.
- COVID-19 Related Resources and Information for Berkshire, MA Residents
A curated list by 1Berkshire to assist Berkshire Residents given the current climate.
- 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.
- Valley Artist Directory
For Western MA visual artists, have your name and info listed as an artist in the region.
- Auntie Sewing Squad
Consider making a donation for these volunteers to continue making face masks for people working on the frontlines and vulnerable communities.
- Choruses and COVID-19
This page serves as our central hub of information to help choruses and virtual choir creators stay informed and weather the storm.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Seeking Stories of Grandmothers
The “Our Grandmothers” project will document stories of 50 Grandmothers across ages and ancestries. These cross-cultural images and stories will highlight the influence of these women and their roles in our lives, how grandmothers have influenced our values, aspirations and determination. These exhibitions will travel through Hampden, Franklin, and Hampshire counties.
- Performing Arts Network
A community for performing artists to support & learn from one another during one of the most difficult times for our field.
TimeSlips' evidence-based and award-winning approach brings joy to elders and their care partners by infusing creativity and meaning-making into care relationships and systems.
- Tips for Hosting a Virtual Event
The best tips on how to make a virtual event work for your business.
- What Role Are You Playing?
MASSCreative offers a guide and helpful links to help us navigate building a more vibrant, connected, and equitable community.