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Check out our calls to artsts for our upcoming festivals like SomerStreets and Ignite.

Below are the current calls from the Arts Council. In addition, review the program pages found on our website that will provide more context for work with artists. 

PorchFest 2021 - SAVE THE DATE! 
Saturday, October 2nd, Rain Date Oct 3rd.
More info on times and sign-up in September, sign up to our newsletter or follow us on social media! Instagram: @somervilleartscouncil

Call for Artists & Performers who work with Light for the Ignite Street Food & Fire Festival
Deadline to Apply:  September 7th 

Festival Date: Sat., Oct. 2, 6-10pm, Union Sq., Somerville (rain date: 10/3)
The Somerville Arts Council is issuing an open call to artists working in various genres in the field of light for this year’s Ignite Festival - an evening celebration of global culture and all things illuminated! We are open to ideas for light and are particularly interested in work that responds to the Ignite festival theme. To apply, download the application guidelines here

In addition, check out these other resources where calls are posted.

Art Deadline List

An online newsletter providing information about juried competitions and exhibitions, calls for proposals/papers, jobs, internships, residencies, and funding opportunities in the arts.


ArtSake is a place to dig into the creative, innovative work of Massachusetts artists. It’s hosted by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Part blog, part resource/call.

New Foundation for the Arts Blog

A blog for artists, presenters, organizations, or anyone with interest in the arts, including calls to artists and organizations.