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Open Call: From the Inside Out

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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.


ENTRY DEADLINE: November 29th, 2021
LOCATION: Nave Gallery, 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA
CURATED BY: Susan Berstler, Nave Gallery and Iaritza Menjivar, Somerville Arts Council

Theme: Indoors; Interior space

Open to all work created in the following mediums: photography, video and/or immersive photography or video i.e. virtual reality.

About Exhibit:
Our world shrunk during COVID. Like others whose work or schooling moved to their living spaces, many artists turned their focus inward. Some, fearing possible contamination of shared studio spaces or public transportation, moved their creative practice into their homes as well. It was a time of reflection. Relationships between interior and exterior shifted. Did this new perspective affect your work?

This call seeks image-based art that addresses one or more of the elements below:
–Inside/Out - how did your view of the outside world change? Is this reflected in your art?
–Support - were new bonds created between members of your “pod”? Or were you isolated?
–Home- was your art impacted by your extended stay at home?
–Emotion - did elements of anxiety, anger, and/or fear creep into new work created at home?
–Safety - during these moments of isolation and emotional upheaval, where did you feel safe?
–Sanctuary - is this a place? a person? an emotional state?

Apply here and learn more about the Open Call Requirements

• Deadline for entries: November 29th, 2021
• Informed by: December 3rd, 2021
• Artwork drop off/Installation: December 10th + 12th  4 – 8pm
• Exhibition dates: January 8 – February 28, 2020
• Artists Reception: January TBD

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.