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Check out our calls to artsts for our upcoming festivals like ArtBeat and Jazz and Blues Festival.

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. 

SomerNOVA: Call to Public Art
Calling for local artists to help us create a public art installation in partnership with the community that exemplifies resiliency and hope. We’re looking to celebrate and commemorate the spirit of the city we love. For more information see the submission guidelines here

10, 000 Mask-Making Campaign: Call to Fabric Artists to make masks

Although local healthcare providers like Cambridge Health Alliance no longer needs mask donations, the City of Somerville urgently seeks 10,000 masks for the most vulnerable members of our community—residents at higher risk of contracting COVID-19,  primarily seniors and persons with underlying health conditions.
While the City will be launching a broader call for masks, the Somerville Arts Council is looking for experienced sewists to assist in this initiative.  If you are currently making masks and have extra, donations are appreciated.  
As a way to help support our art community during this time, stipends will be available for fabric artists who can make 50 masks or more.  For more information contact, Heather at
Download guidelines and masking-making tips here
Packaging and Drop Off:
•    Put all masks in sealed Ziplock bags.
•    Please include your name, contact information, and amount of masks on your bag.
Drop off your masks at one of the following two locations:

Central Somerville Public Library     79 Highland Ave, Somerville
East Somerville Public Library           115 Broadway, Somerville




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.