Think spring, summer...and winter.

Spring is here and it's time to start thinking about yes, winter. Following are three calls for temporary art in Greater Boston planned for July through December plus an excellent residency opportunity for those of you interested in deepening your public practice work. What are you waiting for? Get busy planning!

  • Pop-Up! Franklin Park Art Grove – The Boston Art Commission in collaboration with the Franklin Park Coalition, the William Monroe Trotter Institute and the Boston Park and Recreation Department invite artists to submit proposals for an outdoor exhibition in Franklin Park August 8-31. Priority given to interactive proposals rooted in the theme of endurance and proposals fostering connections between the local community, natural resources and the cultural context of Franklin Park. Collaborations between artists working in different media are encouraged.
    Budget: $1,500
    View call here.
    Deadline: May 4, 2015

     
  • 8 nights, 8 windows – The New Center NOW and CJP have announced a call for multimedia installations to brighten the winter nights during Hanukkah with works that embody the Festival of Light: miracle, illumination and innovation. Eight projects will be chosen by jurors Eran Egozy, Dina Deitsch, Carol Daynard and Randi Hopkins.
    Budget: $3,000
    View call here.
    Deadline: May 18, 1015

     
  • FIGMENT Boston 2015 – FIGMENT Boston, now in it’s sixth year, offers opportunities for both emerging and established artists to showcase original works and create something that gets people to interact, to participate and collaborate with each other on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston. What are you bringing July 25–26?
    Budget: n/a
    View call here. 
    Deadline: June 15, 2015

     
  • Public Engagement Residency – The Boston Center for the Arts seeks artists for its 2015-2016 Artist Residency Program with a focus on public engagement. Artists are invited to use this opportunity of studio space and financial support to explore art that has public interaction and participation as significant elements. Past residents include Cathy McLaurin, Pat Falco and James Leonard.
    Budget: n/a
    View call here.
    Deadline: June 12, 2015