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Summer 2024: Opportunities for Boston Artists

Opportunities for Boston Artists - Summer 2024

As summer heats up, so do the opportunities for artists in and around Boston! Whether you’re looking to showcase your work, gain new experiences, or secure funding to push your artistic endeavors to new heights, there’s something for everyone. Here are the top artist opportunities you should consider this season:

1. Essex Art Center Salon Show - Call for Artists

Deadline: June 5, 2024

Join the vibrant celebration of art at the Essex Art Center’s Salon Show, part of their annual Fiesta en la calle block party. Scheduled for July 13, this event invites artists of all mediums to submit their work. It’s a fantastic opportunity to sell your creations while enjoying live music, performances, and food. Don’t miss the chance to be part of a community celebrating the power of art!

2. Vilcek Foundation Grants for Visual Artists and Curators

Deadline: June 10, 2024

The Vilcek Foundation is offering three substantial grants of $50,000 each to young, immigrant visual artists and curators who demonstrate early promise in their careers. This is an incredible opportunity to gain financial support and recognition that can propel your artistic journey forward.

3. Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture Opportunity Fund

Deadline: June 9, 2024

The Opportunity Fund offers $3,000 grants to individual artists to increase their community impact in Boston. With a focus on uplifting publicly accessible creative projects and enhancing artists’ civic engagement, this grant aims to foster a thriving cultural ecosystem in our beloved city.

4. Paper Trail: Juried Works on Paper

Deadline: June 7, 2024

If your medium of choice is paper, the "Paper Trail" exhibition is your canvas. This juried event encourages artists to submit innovative works on or of paper, celebrating this versatile material in creative and groundbreaking ways. It's your chance to be part of a unique showcase that highlights the artistic potential of paper.

5. Studios at MASS MoCA Artist Residencies

Deadline: June 8, 2024 MASS MoCA offers residencies for artists from January to June 2025, with available fellowship and financial aid support. This residency provides a sanctuary for artists to develop their work within a community of creatives in North Adams. It’s an ideal setting to focus deeply on your artistic practice.

Why These Opportunities for Boston Artists?

We’ve curated this list with the Boston artist in mind, focusing on diversity in medium, significant financial support, and unique presentation opportunities that can make a real difference in your career. Each of these opportunities provides a platform not just for artistic growth but for community engagement and professional recognition.

Don’t let this summer pass without taking your artistic career to new heights. Mark those deadlines, prepare your submissions, and get ready to make your mark on the art world!


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