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  • Deadline May 18th 
  • $15,000-$55,000 ARTS WRITERS GRANT
    The Andy Warhol Foundation
    Three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—the grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. The program also supports art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods and experiments with literary styles. 
    -Details and Application here

 

  • Deadline: Event is May 19th
  • CALL FOR ARTWORK DONATIONS ELI WHITNEY MUSEUM

    Each year artists in the community accept the challenge of creating work around a theme and donate that art to our event. Guests bid in a silent auction to directly support student scholarships for our classes and camps during the year. Receive two free tickets to the event with amazing food and drink. 
    The Arts Council has joined on as a supporter of this event and encourage others to join us. 

    -Apply here 


  • Deadline May 2S
  • SUBMIT YOUR BOOK FOR AWARD
    Connecticut Center for the Book 2022 Connecticut Book Awards
    Do you have a book about CT? Are you an author or illustrator living in CT? 
    Categories include: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Books for Young Readers. A special category called the Bruce Fraser Spirit of Connecticut Award is in memory of longtime director Bruce Fraser and celebrates Connecticut’s sense of place.
    -$50 Fee to Apply
    -Details here
    -Questions ctbook@cthumanities.org

 

  • Deadline May 31 Noon 
  • OPEN CALL FOR EMERGING NEW ENGLAND, NEW JERSEY AND NY ARTISTS 
    Real Art Ways, Art Works and the NEA
    Six $2,500 prizeS
    Solo exhibit at Real Art Ways 
    Professional documentation
    Exhibition publication with commissioned essay
    Curatorial assistance
    Opportunity for an artist talk
     
    -Apply here
    -Questions Cody Boyce Visual Arts Manager cboyce@realartways.org





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  • Deadline June 1
  • TWO $5000 GRANTS 
    The Bistie Clark Fund 
    One  grant will be specifically awarded to a Black artist; the other will be open to any artist who applies. Open to artists from all art disciplines who seek to either tackle a major goal in their artistic development, take a risk in a new direction in their art, or advance their career as an artist.  For more details about the grant and for the chance to hear from our 2021 winners, please visit TheBitsieClarkFund.org
    -Apply here


  • Deadline June 1 (with some leeway as program starts June 21) 
  • Collab Youth Accelerator
    Educational workshops, coaching, site visits, shadowing collab graduates, showcase.
    --Questions: Email George Black george@collabnewhaven.org 
    --Details and registration here


  • Deadline June 1 to submit 
  • $55,000 FOR LARGE SCALE ART 
    North Dakota site specific art 
    --Informational Webinar; email arts@nd.gov by May 25
    --Details here

 

  • Deadline June 3rd
  • FREE PHOTOGRAPHY SEMESTER WITH STIPEND
    The View from Here, Yale Center for British Art and the Lens Media Lab (LML) 
    Free, semester-long photography program for public high school students in Greater New Haven.
    -Learn more:  video 
    -Details:  The View From Here
    -Questions: ycba.education@yale.edu 
    - Apply: This form must be completed and submitted online, including a one letter of reference from a current teacher, coach, guidance counselor, or employer.

  • Deadline June 3rd 
  • $25-$500k ACCELERATOR AWARDS 
    The Lewis Prize for Music 
    For youth development music organizations
    Accelerator Awards are open to Creative Youth Development (CYD) music organizations seeking to influence youth-serving systems so all young people have access to learning, creating, and performing experiences that reflect their culture and identity.
    -Details here


  • Deadline June 6th
  •  EMERGING LEADERS OF COLOR NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT COHORT
    The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
    --Details and Application here
    --Questions contact Kara Straun or Jackie Downing

     
  • Deadline for Financial Aid June 13th 
  • Guilford Art Center Summer Youth Program
    Registration is open for weekly programs that run from June 20 – August 19  for kids ages 5-12, plus workshops and classes for tweens and teens. Kids can attend morning or afternoon sessions, or attend full-day with bridge care in between. 
    -Details here.
    -Registration here or call (203) 453-5947
    -Questions: info@guilfordartcenter.org or call (203) 453-5947

    -Financial aid applications at www.guilfordartcenter.org



  • June 15 Seminar 
  • ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS AND INVENTORS 
    US Patent and Trademark Office 
    From ideas to innovations

  • June 22 Seminar 
  • ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS AND INVENTORS 
    US Patent and Trademark Office 
    From ideas to innovations


  • Deadline June 24 
    OPEN CALL FOR ART
    Galleries @Workspace 
    The Art of Recovery: The art and accompanying programs will focus on the healing journey of those whose lives have been impacted by addiction.
    --Questions: call 860.647.3168 or email galleries@workspacemanchester.com.

     
  • Deadline June 30 
    CONNECTICUT DANCE ARTISTS SUBMIT VIDEO
    Connecticut Dance Alliance 
    30 seconds to 2 minutes long
    Inspiration is the crisis in Ukraine
    -Details here



  • Deadline July 8
  • 25 PRIZES BETWEEN $2500 -$5,000
    FREE TO APPLY
    Moziak
    Theme: an art based exploration and interrogation of meta-futures
    NFT and Conventional art categories
    --Apply here

 

  • Deadline July 1
  • SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNDOCUMENTED HIGH SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS
    $750 Hamden, New Haven, West Haven, East Haven, North Haven
    MEChA de Yale Sueños Scholarship
    -Apply here

  • Starts July 25th
  • DISNEY FROZEN KIDS THEATER
    FUSE Theater “Multi-Gen Mentorship Initiative'' 
    Monday-Thursdays from July 25th-August 11th, 2022. Performance dates: August 12-13, 2020.

    Tuition $585. Financial aid is available for those who need it.

    --More info: fusetheatrect.org FUSETheatreCT@gmail.co 

  • Deadline October 7th
    NATIONAL CALENDAR ART CONTEST FOR KIDS 
    15,000 elected county officials will get a copy of this calendar.
    Submitted artwork must present a county activity that shows how “Counties Matter” and inspired by the sentence “I love my county because…”
    ---Details here
    ---Submit Artwork here

  • Monthly ongoing shows open into 2023  

  • OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS 

    CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby

    The Kellogg Environmental Center is an environmental education center for the State Parks system, and we offer a variety of free public programs on the topics of environmental science, ecology, culture, history, and the arts. 

    Typically, the artists that present have either a virtual or in-person reception, but they also offer the possibility of hosting workshops or classes that the exhibiting artist would teach either in their classrooms or outside.  Several picnic tables set up as well as two gardens (one formal, one for native species of plants and animals).
     -Questions? Email Allison Brown Allison.Brown@ct.gov
    -Details here

 

 

  • CALL TO DISPLAY ARTWORK AT OLIVE AND WOOSTER 

    Olive and Wooster is a new apartment complex in New Haven. Two dimensional, New Haven themed works are encouraged.

    -Contact Darren Seid darren@epimonicorp.com with up to ten (10) digital samples or call (203) 826-8703 for more information.

ONGOING 

  • STUDIO SPACE FOR RENT
    14 Gilbert Street West Haven
    387 Square feet ($375 plus utilities)  up to 4683 square feet ($2925 plus utilities) 
    Details here  

  • VISUAL ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS 
    The Shops at Yale and the Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District
    Seeking local visual artists and musicians of all skill levels to participate in our events and activations in downtown New Haven in 2022. 
    Posted 2/2/22 opportunities throughout the year
    Details Here

  • BE A DOCENT
     Mattatuck Museum
    Participate as one of our talented tour guides.. No previous experience in history or art is needed. Prospective docents should enjoy working with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and be able to communicate with them effectively. However, there are many learning and support opportunities to grow in these areas.  Many museum perks and special treats are yours for serving this arts role.
    Details here.
    Questions, contact Angel Bleggi (203) 753-0381 x 118 or angel@mattmuseum.org.

  • GET PAID TO SING
    Singers needed for demo recordings of a new musical “Scientific Method” by composer Ted Vives aimed at Broadway. Singers with stage and acting experience are preferred. Payment is a flat rate of $55.56 per song per role portrayed. 
    Details here.
    For more information, contact Daniel Shaw at: composerschoirct@gmail.com

  • LIVE WORK GALLERY SPACE
    Hygienic Artists Collective Live. Work. Volunteer!

    Participate in Gallery Shows, programming, networking, and critques.  Living above the Galleries: Each studio apartment includes a bedroom with flexible living/studio space, a full kitchen with dishwasher, and private bathroom. 
    Details here.

  • CALL FOR ARTISTS ALL LEVELS 

    The Galleries @ WORK_SPACE (903 Main Street, Manchester, CT)

    New England artists of all levels of experiences and all mediums submit to  upcoming themed exhibits in the Main Street Gallery as well as to have work displayed in our non-traditional art spaces throughout our coworking, meeting and gallery space in the heart of downtown.

    Details here.



  • SELL IN A GALLERY STORE 
    Spectrum Art Gallery

    Artisans interested in showing in the Gallery Store pieces should reflect the season! Work in fabric, leather, glass, wood, pottery and ceramics, jewelry, home décor, puzzles and games, toys, and children’s books.

    Submit at least 3 samples of your work in jpg form with a title for each piece, materials used, dimensions, and your price point which can be discussed. The file size of submissions should be about 1MB. Submit to gallery director, Barbara Nair: barbara@spectrumartgallery.org

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Resources

 

For Artists

  • Actors Fund Offers a broad spectrum of programs, a calendar of workshops and online resources to support the unique needs of all who work in entertainment and the performing arts
  • Alliance of Artists’ Communities Residency opportunities for artists of all disciplines
  • ArtDeadlines.com 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
  • Artist Help Network Resources on artist housing, legal matters, insurance and career help
  • CODAworx World’s largest listing of RFPs and RFQs for private and public commissioned art projects
  • Connecticut Dance Alliance A non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the statewide dance community and increasing public awareness of dance in all its disciplines
  • Connecticut Visual Artist Resource Guide The Visual Artist Resource Guide includes a variety of opportunities and resources that are available to Connecticut artists. While the Guide is focused on visual artists, a number of the resources are also relevant to artists of all disciplines
  • Creative Capital Supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services
  • Creative Placemaking This Canadian site features a creative placemaking toolkit, free webinars, case studies and more
  • Creativz Research and conversation about what artists in the United States need to sustain and strengthen their careers and contribute to their communities
  • Drama and Theater Resource Guide Resources about the history and craft of drama and theater, teaching and study resources and theatrical production resources, among many others.
  • Department of Economic & Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts The Office of the Arts develops and strenthens the arts in Connecticut and makes artistic experiences widely available to residents and visitors.
  • Freelance Taxation Offers articles and tools to help freelance artists with financial management, record keeping and tax preparation
  • Freelancers Union Nonprofit organization that offers group insurance plans and individual market insurance plans to its members
  • National Association of Independent Artists  A forum for artists to communicate with one another and other people in the arts community
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Comprehensive listing of funding, learning, and exhibition opportunities
  • Professional Artist A business magazine for visual artists
  • Res Artis An association of organizations offering residencies in over 70 countries
  • Taking Care of Business Workshop Series Hear presenters from the 2010 workshop series
  • TheArtCareerProject.com An authoritative website on art careers, schools, and artistic professional growth
  • Poets & Writers Primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers

 

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