Sunspot Literary Journal Seeks Submissions

For the 2020 edition of the Single Word contest, Sunspot is handing the megaphone over to you. Submit the single word you feel is the most important in today’s world.  You’ll have 1,000 words to describe why using any form of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. If you feel the word speaks for itself, your description can simply state that fact. Since English doesn’t always convey exact shades of meaning, the word you select can be in any language. A definition written in English will be required, and the definition will count toward the total word count of the description. The description must also be in English.   For the first edition of this contest in 2019, the prize was $50. In 2020, the prize is being increased to $500.  In addition to receiving the cash prize, the winner will be published. Select finalists will have the chance to be published.

The submission deadline is March 31, 2020, and their is a submission fee of $10. For more information, visit Sunspot’s submission page.

Artists for the Earth

Artists for the Earth is a global campaign to connect with arts organizations and artists everywhere in order to engage the public with the critical issues of the environment. Art has the power to reach people personally, establishing a deeper understanding and emotional connection with what is happening to our planet.

Artists for the Earth will display works of art centered on the environment, enlist educators to integrate arts programming about the environment into their curricula, leverage social media to expand its reach, and generate a global conversation about climate change.

Register to be part of Artists for the Earth and see other ways to get involved at the Artists for the Earth website.

Providence Children’s Museum Call for Design of Immersive Installation

Providence Children’s Museum (PCM) invites artists and creatives to submit a proposal for the design and fabrication of an immersive installation for kids and their adults as part of the Museum’s new project: the Creativity Initiative. Selected artists and creatives will work in collaboration with Museum staff to bring an active, kid-centered, creative space to life. See full call here: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7171

The Creativity Initiative is a three-year project that invites exploration of the capacities that underlie imagination and creativity. This project is designed to build creative confidence in our visitors by actively engaging with makers, processes and environments. We also hope to foster deeper reciprocal relationships between our visitors and local creatives through new and unexpected experiences, while actively supporting the creative economy.

The Museum is inviting creatives to respond to selected themes and propose/design/build immersive, playful environments. Each installation will celebrate and showcase creativity in its fullest form, from the everyday to the fantastic, give a window into the creative process, and support activities to engage our visitors in the hands-on interactive exploration of creativity.

Submission Deadline for preliminary proposals:

11:59PM MST on January 10, 2020 

Select applicants will be asked to submit a refined proposal with additional details by:

11:59PM MST on February 7, 2020.

Award for Selected Proposals: $10,000 Creative’s Stipend, $8,000 Materials Budget

Installation Date: December 2020

Installation Duration: Minimum of five months

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Rhode Island, Connecticut or Massachusetts.

Information Session/Tour:
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2pm

or Saturday January 4, 2020 at 2pm

Please RSVP in advance to: Exhibits@childrenmuseum.org