The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Call For Art Submissions: Creative People Leading Climate Action Exhibition - UMASS Amherst Arts Extension Service

What: Creative People Leading Climate Action Exhibition
Where: Apply Here - Call for Artists form.
When: Submission Deadline: April 1, 2021 .  
           Notification of Accepted Works: April 9, 2021.
           Exhibition Dates: April 14 – June 30, 2021

The climate crisis is upon us, but we still have a limited time to make an impact. Use your art to lead the way! Add your art, poetry, music, short story, spoken word, performance, or multidisciplinary work to show your response to the crisis. All art forms are welcome.

Use your art to:
Inspire Action.
Capture beauty.
Document this time of change.
Help others imagine a better future.
Stand in solidarity with those on the front lines.
Mourn our collective losses.
Share your unique vision.
Share your hopes or dreams.

Augusta Savage Gallery, the Arts Extension Service, and partners in Creative Women Leading Climate Action Virtual Symposium will co-host Creative People Leading Climate Action, a juried digital visual art and multi-disciplinary exhibition, during the Spring 2021. Art works will be displayed on the Augusta Savage Gallery and linked to the Arts Extension Service’s Creative Women Leading Climate Action page and future Culture for Climate website.

This exhibition is an invitation to make a range of responses to the climate crisis, to envision a new world, and to motivate positive action. 

All Entries must comply with the following guidelines:

Submissions must be made by the artist(s) and be available to be shown online on these sites.
All visual mediums and genres are welcome. (figurative, abstract, landscape, mixed-media, traditional, experimental, conceptual, prints, paintings, sculpture, video, drawing, photography, poetry, spoken word, theater, and others)
Limit of no more than 5 entries per artist. Selections will be made by jury.
We accept video submissions with the following restrictions: YouTube links only; maximum time: 5 minutes.
For questions about pricing and sales, buyers will contact artists directly. Augusta Savage Gallery and AES do not take commission.
Artists agree to allow their work to be used for marketing this exhibition.

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2021 .
Notification of Accepted Works: April 9, 2021.
Exhibition Dates: April 14 – June 30, 2021 (thereafter moved to archives on ASG and AES sites).

Visit the Creative Women Leading Climate Action - Call for Artists form.
All entries will be reviewed by a jury.
No submission fee required!
U.S. and International artists are encouraged to apply.

What will be required:
Artist Statement (should not exceed 5 sentences. Please include information about submission including influences on your thinking about the subject of your work).
Artist Bio (2-3 sentences).
Image Format: jpg png gif pdf (The smaller edge/side of the image should be a minimum of 1200 pixels; maximum size 5mb).
For performance art and other videos (Youtube links only).
All information is provided in this Call for Entries. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL.

The Augusta Savage Gallery is a program of the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

For more information about the Augusta Savage Gallery click here or visit The gallery has a reputable history of enlightening viewers on such social concerns as race, ethnicity, class, and cultural identity.

The Arts Extension Service (AES) is a program of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. For more information, click here. The Arts Extension Service supports the arts through education, workshops, internships, publications and resources and works at the intersection of arts and sustainability.

Creative Women Leading Climate Action is presented by the UMass Arts Extension Service, Augusta Savage Gallery, Women of Color Leadership Network, College of Humanities and Fine Arts Advising and Career Center, Department of History Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of Theater, and UMass Amherst Center at Springfield with support from Women for UMass Amherst, UMass Sustainability Innovation and Engagement Fund, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Arts Extension Service’s Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative.

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