Calls & Opportunities for Artists

Call for Artists: Wear Orange 2021

The MA chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is seeking visual art submissions by artists across the country including work by survivors of gun violence.

A call to artists to submit art for a virtual gallery that will be part of the Massachusetts’ Wear Orange event, which is elevating the voice of everyone in America who demands an end to gun violence and honoring the lives of those affected by gun violence.

Submissions may be made between now and May 1.

Submission Details

  • No submission fee.
  • Any medium qualifies for submission: painting, printmaking, photography, textiles, artist’s book, mixed media, installation, sculpture, video and collage.
  • Teens and survivors may also submit art in the form of a video of their music and dance.
  • Submit up to three images or videos for inclusion. Images must be no smaller than 1600 pixels on the shortest side and no larger than 5MB. 
  • For video art or documented performance art please include a link to where the video can be viewed or via a file sharing app. Include title, date, medium and approximate size. For video include how many minutes. 

Please write a description not more than 500 characters for the submission(s)  Does your art describe a particular gun incident? Do your pieces reflect a hope for the future? What is it about your art that helps you through difficulties in your life? Feel free to discuss anything in particular that makes these piece(s) significant to you. If your description exceeds 500, it will be edited.

 If you are a teen or an adult survivor of gun violence, please list if you have one, the name of the community organization with which you work.

More information and submission details are here. For questions, inquire at

Art work will be available for viewing on and

Go Out Doors - Neighbors: A Regional Public Art Installation


Deadline Extended to April 21, 2021

Mission: “Go Out Doors” inspires discovery and exploration of the region’s walking and bike trails, and the intersection/action of place, community, spirit, and nature.

Artists from Arlington and Greater Boston are invited to submit design concepts to GO OUT DOORS – NEIGHBORS, a regional public art campaign that promotes healthy outdoors activity, environmental appreciation, and inter-town regional tourism in Arlington and along bike and walking paths along Battle Road and Metrowest.

Inspired by the En Plein Air exhibition on NYC’s High Line, “Go Out Doors-Neighbors” extends The Umbrella Arts Center’s “Go Out Doors” installation of artful recycled doors decorated by regional artists currently on display along the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in West Concord’s Cultural District. These artworks are surprising waypoints of delight whose imagery “celebrates reconnection with nature, our senses, and healthful outdoor activity” to the succor of communities emerging from COVID-19 isolation.

Accepted designs will appear on doors installed townwide in Arlington, and/or neighboring towns. Read the complete call and specs here.

Chi Yun Lau’s “Space Cat” box

Call for Artists: Utility Boxes in Arlington this Spring/Summer

This spring, the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture will continue its years’ long effort to transform some of the town’s utility boxes into unique works of art. Utility boxes sit on street corners and sidewalks, holding all the equipment that keeps our town ticking. They hold traffic light controls, cable connections, electric transformers and more. 

We invite you to submit up to three original designs on the theme of “Nurture the Earth” by March 31, 2021 to be considered for this year’s jury.

The application form and template are attached below as .pdf for your use. Please send both to the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture here. For more details or questions, please email us here!

Arlington Utility Box Application Form

Utility Box 2021 template

You can see past artistic creations and read more about the project here on Arts Arlington!

Something missing? Submit a Call for Artists using this form and we’ll get it added to the site!