CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Alexa Rose Fellowship

$25,000 CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT AWARD: The Alexa Rose Fellow is a merit-based award that recognizes significant past creative accomplishments and provides resources for accelerated development of an artist’s creative practice. Details: click here

INCEPTION $250 for Prose, Poetry, or Art Opening – ends on September 30, 2020

For Sunspot Lit’s 2020 Inception contest, send your best opening. There are no restrictions on theme, category, or the length of the piece or collection from which the beginning comes. Word limit is 250 for prose, 25 words for poetry. Graphic novel entries should be the first page (unlimited number of panels on that page) with a maximum of 250 words…so, cut the number of panels in order to meet the word count, if needed. Visual art entries should be the first in a series, the first in a gallery lineup, the first photo in a themed collection, etc. Entries are limited to one image with up to 250 words to describe the series, lineup or collection. Details: click here

COVID Cultural Commissioning Fund – applications now closed

Organized by Treefort Music Fest, the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts and the Boise City Department of Arts & History, the COVID Cultural Commissioning (CCC) Fund is a one-time award program with the goal of providing $1,000 in funding, for a to-be-determined number of artists, for the creation of individual works exploring, documenting and/or reflecting on personal experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the community. Details: click here

CORONA: Self Portraits in Isolation

The Corona Portrait Project invites submissions of self-portraits created in response to the current pandemic. Accepted entries will be exhibited online and select entries will be featured. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis, do not wait to submit. See website for submission instructions. No Entry Fee. Details: coronaportrait.com

Amplifier: Call for Submissions – submissions now closed
In response to COVID-19, Amplifier is launching an emergency campaign with top art curators and public-health advisors from around the world: currently looking for symbols that help promote mental health, well-being, and social change work during these stressful times. They are also looking for work that can envision the world we know is possible on the other side of this pandemic. What will we take with us and what will we leave behind? Awards of $1,000 apiece to 60 artists, with new winning works announced each week through May 8th. Details: click here