Need some online resources for creativity and self-care?
|The Lincoln Center Theater Spotlight Series||Thursday, January 14 at 8pm EST // Turning the Page: LCT Artists Read Their Own Poetry and Prose // Playwrights David Adjmi, Ayad Akhtar, and Sarah Ruhl, playwright and director James Lapine, director Jack O’Brien and actor Andrew Rannells will be reading from their own non-theatrical works on Zoom. Introduced by Honor Moore (Ms. Moore’s latest memoir is Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury, published in March 2020).|
|POC Zine Project||POC Zine Project’s mission is to makes ALL zines by POC (People of Color) easy to find, distribute and
share. They are an experiment in activism and community through materiality.
|Rookie Mag Creative Prompts||Rookie Mag was founded in 2011 as an online magazine for and by teenagers and ceased publication in
2018. Check out this list of creative prompts and gain inspiration from all 87 issues archived on their site!
|Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP)||The Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) was first launched in November 2003 in an effort to preserve
queer zines and make them available to other queers, researchers, historians, punks, and anyone else
who has an interest DIY publishing and underground queer communities
|Dance||Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”||For the first time ever, Boston Ballet will partner with NBC10 Boston to bring Mikko Nissinen’s “The Nutcracker” to homes across New England. Celebrate the holiday season with a brand-new, one-hour broadcast of this beloved ballet and bring the magic of “The Nutcracker” straight to your living room.|
|Dance||Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Chroma,
Grace, Takademe, Revelations (2015)
|Alvin Ailey’s signature masterpiece, ‘Revelations,’ pays homage to and reflects African-American
cultural heritage, which Ailey considered one of America’s richest treasures – “sometimes sorrowful,
sometimes jubilant, but always hopeful.”
|Dance||A Choreographer’s Creative Process in Real Time||We all use our body on a daily basis, and yet few of us think about our physicality the way Wayne
McGregor does. He demonstrates how a choreographer communicates ideas to an audience, working
with two dancers to build phrases of dance, live and unscripted, on the TEDGlobal stage.
|Dance||Pas de Deux (American Ballet Theatre)||ABT launches PAS DE DEUX, a limited, four-episode documentary series exploring the intersection of
dance and other diverse art forms. Produced by Oscar®-winning Little Monster Films, each PAS DE
DEUX episode sets the stage for two artists to delve into each other’s process and craft in intimate
conversations that culminate in new artistic creations.
|The Kennedy Center’s Digital Stage||Watch extraordinary performances from the Kennedy Center’s stages and beyond, with new releases
daily, special series and original stories. Explore our vast collection of thousands of videos.
|Paperhand Puppet Intervention||Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s mission is to use diverse styles of puppetry and artistic expression to
create works that inspire and promote social change. Many of their past shows are available online for free
|Media Arts||Pixar in a Box||Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs.|
|Music||Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program||Established by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 1992, the Program
seized the opportunity to document more than one hundred senior jazz musicians, performers, relatives,
and business associates.
|Music||BBC World Music Archive||Explore more than a decade of Radio 3 on-location recordings from 2000 to the present in BBC’s World
Music archive, recording the life and musical traditions of countries ranging from Brazil to North Korea
and Cuba to Turkmenistan.
|Patrick Dorow Presents “Stay Home for the Holidays 2020”||For the past decade, Home for the Holidays has become an award-winning family tradition across the Seacoast. This uplifting musical, created by Patrick Dorow and including performers from all over the country, tells a story we all know so well; families and friends reuniting for the holiday season! Although we are unable to invite you back to our “living room” (stage) where we’ve always met before, we can’t imagine closing 2020 without the HFTH family. So, this year, Home for the Holidays is bringing us together, for the very first time, in your living room!|
|Theatre||Romeo and Juliet (2019) at Shakespeare’s Globe||Watch Romeo and Juliet for free, our Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production created
especially for young people, filmed from Shakespeare’s most famous stage, the Globe Theatre. Romeo
and Juliet (2019) YouTube Premiere is available until February half-term 2021.
|Visual Arts||Currier Museum of Art From Home ARTalk Online||The Currier Museum of Art is creating videos and pulling together various resources and information
to provide you with many ways to view art, create art, and connect. They add new items frequently.
|Visual Arts||UNH Museum of Art Virtual Gallery||Access to UNH Museum of Art’s virtual galleries, previously recorded artist talks and workshops,
virtual sketchbooks, and information about the exhibitions.
|Visual Arts||The Art Assignment||The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green.
She explores art and art history through the lens of things happening today. New episodes every other
|Visual Arts||Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (ICA) at Home||Delve into art, performance, and the creative process through live virtual events – or find concerts,
studio visits, and art-making to check out on your own time.
|Visual Arts||12 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online (Mental Floss)||A list of 12 different museums you can visit virtually including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the National Gallery of Art.
|Visual Arts||The Art Center (Dover, NH)||The Award-Winning Art Center in Dover, New Hampshire has a virtual gallery called “Creating in Isolation.”|
|Visual Arts||Google Arts and Culture||Free online exhibits from museums all around the world.|
|ABC (Artists Building Community) Art Studio Anywhere||Through this virtual learning hub provided by Say Sí, you can make the world your art studio with
tutorials, art challenges and more.
|1/25/21||Earth X’s Eco
|Div II (Ages 10-13)-1st Place-$500; 2nd Place-$250
Div III (Ages 14-18)-1st Place-$1000; 2nd Place-$500
Div IV (Ages 19-22)-1st Place-$1500; 2nd Place-$1000
|Create an Art Piece, 2-D or 3-D, that illustrates our theme: No Time to Waste. Write an impact essay limited to 300 words that describes your work and how it relates to the theme.|
|1/30/21||The Luna Collective||$100 towards a creative project||Creative microgrant open to Black and POC creatives under the age of 25. Selected artist will be granted $100 towards a creative project of their choosing.|
|1/30/21||The Health for All Film Festival Competition||Each prize will include a trophy and a grant as follows: There will be three GRAND PRIX, one for each category, each GRAND PRIX will receive a grant of US$ 10,000. In addition, juries can nominate special prizes (listed below) for short-listed videos not receiving a GRAND PRIX. From this pool, the Director-General can choose up to three special prizes, each receiving a grant of US$ 5,000.||The WHO Health for All Film Festival invites independent film-makers, production companies, public institutions, NGOs, communities, students, and film schools from around the world to submit their original short films on health. For each of these three grand prix categories (Universal Health Coverage, Health Emergencies, Better Health and Well-being), candidates can submit short documentaries or fiction films of 3 to 8 minutes in length; short videos specifically crafted for social media; or animation films of 1 to 5 minutes in length for all the described categories.|
|2/1/21||Washington Square Review||Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which they are published||All submissions must be previously unpublished.|
|2/1/21||Fiction International||Publication||Call for Submission for the theme of “Compassion.” Fiction, non-fiction, and indeterminate prose texts of up to 5,500 words as well as visuals which address the theme of “Compassion” are welcome.|
|2/1/21||Creatures Mag||Publication||We’re now accepting submissions for our upcoming issue on the theme :bodies. We’re looking for poems (up to 3), short fiction and essays (under 1000 words), photography (3-8 images), illustration, art works, videos… and possibly more — surprise us.|
|2/1/21||Starsick Zine||Publication||We’re now accepting submissions for issue two “dreamland.” Our next issue is dedicated to dreamers of all ages, all over the world.|
|2/10/21||Forbidden Verses||Publication||For our third issue of Marketplace, the theme is “Skin”. The theme is open to your interpretation and we are excited to read what you come up with. We currently accept prose (upto 600 words, fiction/non fiction creative), poetry (upto 40 lines and in English or Hindustani), visual art – photography, illustrations and comics.|
|2/10/21||Crushes: Virtual Valentine’s Day Art Show||Publication||This year the Crushes annual Valentine’s Day Art show is going virtual, airing both pre-recorded pieces and a live stream. We are accepting pretty much any medium that can be viewed virtually, so that includes film media, photography, scanned images of paintings and sculptures, etc.|
|2/10/21||VERSES||Publication||Print submissions are now open for our fifth print issue “Garden.” A garden is a vessel, a space for things to grow, harbor, decompose, and eventually pass through. To each their own: What secrets do you tuck away behind your garden’s gates? What plants do you trim, and which do you let grow out? What butterflies occasionally drift through, and do they choose to stay? What flowers do you preserve, weeds do you pull, seeds do you bury? This issue is about prying past the foliage, taking a peek into the ever-growing landscape we all carry inside. It’s all about vulnerability and how you present yourself to the world.|
|2/12/21||We Are Zanna||Publication||This brief is exactly what it says – the opposite of the outside the box thinking that’s often being thrust upon creatives. We are looking for traditional concepts and artforms, but most importantly your submission MUST BE SQUARE! Previously, our briefs have focused on pushing boundaries and subverting expectations, this time we are challenging you to meet our expectations, go back to basics and work within the limitations of a square. You have our permission to make the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Inside the Box (as long as it’s square). If you think to yourself, “I bet everyone is going to do that” then you’re probably on the right track. There is no such thing as an original idea anymore, only new viewpoints, so why not indulge in clichés. Go to town on those projects your lecturer told you were “over done” and derivative. Try out traditional, celebrate classic, explore the expected, but make it your own.|
|2/14/21||Voices||Publication||All submissions must be created by Black women: cis women, transwomen, and non-binary people across the African continent and Diaspora. We welcome all written forms of storytelling: poems, monologues, short stories etc. All work must be unpublished original work and never before publicly performed. 1000 word max. Languages: English, Spanish, & French. For visual artists, we welcome all files in .jpg or .pdf format. (300 dpi or higher recommended)|
|2/15/21||Luna Station Quarterly||$5 per published piece and authors receive a lifetime subscription to the ebook version of the magazine||Luna Station Quarterly publishes speculative fiction written by women-identified authors. We think women write awesome characters and really cool stories and we want to show it to the world. We will consider stories submitted by any woman writer, regardless of experience or writing resume. If you consider yourself on the woman end of the gender spectrum in any significant capacity, you’re welcome here! Stories should be 500 to 7000 words in length. We may publish longer or shorter works, but the greater your story is above or below limit, the less likely we are to publish it. No poetry please.|
|2/16/21||The Amistad||Publication||The Amistad is Howard University’s literary arts journal. Our goal is to elevate the creative voices of the Black diaspora through poetry, fiction, interviews, and art. We strive to publish the best up-and-coming voices in conjunction with local and established writers to create a journal that speaks directly to the black community. Under the banner of Howard – a premier Historically Black College and University – we are continuing the legacy of the campus’ great voices (Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Amiri Baraka, Lucille Clifton, and Paul Laurence Dubar) by publishing unique works that push the boundaries of craft and theme. We are open to all writers and artists that speaks directly to our continuing mission.|
|2/26/21||Lucent Dreaming||Publication, £10 and a free contributor copy||Preferred themes for issue 9: Retellings / new tales for new times. Word Limit: 1500-3,999 words. We enjoy fiction that is readable and surreal, especially writing that embraces and explores inner-lives. We like fiction with characters we can root for and care about, and longer fiction where we see character development. You must read a copy of Lucent Dreaming before submitting to get a feel for the kind of writing we enjoy to give you the best chance.|
|2/28/21||Beloit Poetry Journal||Publication||We’re open to a wide range of forms and styles in contemporary poetry. We’re always watching for new poets, quickened language, and work that offers a fresh purchase on the political or social landscape. Limit your submission to five poems OR a single long poem. (Yes, we enjoy long poems!)|
|Wrong Brain (Dover, NH)||Publication||Alone Together: Wrong Brain Zine & Compilation CD. A tangible collection of local artists’ work created during, or representing these trying times. Send submissions to Niko & Ben at [email protected] Please include your name, title of your work, and a method of contact. We’re looking for visual art, written pieces, and even music or spoken word to put on the audio CD in the back. Artwork should be black & white, audio files should be mp3 or wav. There will be a limited selection of work, but the plan is to start doing these more regularly so there will be plenty of chances to make it into one of the zines! Thanks, and we look forward to seeing what you’ve been making! No deadline yet, aiming for sometime in February. All submissions & questions: [email protected]|
|3/1/21||Tombow’s Create Your Best Work
|The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship, and one runner-up will receive a $2,500 scholarship. Scholarship recipients will also receive a package of Tombow products for use in their works, with an approximate retail value of $500. In addition, the high school that the student graduated from will receive a package of Tombow products, with an approximate retail value of $500. Product-only awards in the amount of $100 will be made to five additional runners-up.||Tombow’s Create Your Best Work Art Scholarship is available to high school seniors (graduating by June 2021) and college freshman and sophomore students in the United States. To qualify, students must be currently enrolled or accepted and seeking a visual arts degree at a U.S. university, college or art school. Employees of American Tombow, Inc., as well as immediate family and household members of each such employee, are not eligible. Members of Tombow’s Design Team and Brand Ambassador Program are also not eligible.|
|3/13/21||Never Such Innocence Competition||NSI goodies and other exciting opportunities – to be confirmed when we can! The Volksbund had kindly offered 4 spots into their summer camp for first place winners in the 16-18 age category of each section of the competition! More details to come soon!||This international competition invites students age 9-18 to submit artwork focused upon conflict and its impact. The 2021 theme is “The Unheard Voices of Conflict: Stories from Around the World,” and can involve a response to historical or current conflict.|
|3/14/21||Wheezy Creator Scholarship||$1,000 College Scholarship. We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student’s academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.||This is for those solo creators out there. Do you have something to say that the world needs to hear? How will you say it? Video, photography, writing, painting, yelling really loud? Whatever it is, this scholarship is here to help you learn how to say it as authentically and uncompromisingly as possible. Technology today allows us to create so much all by ourselves. I built my career on it and now I want to help you build yours. The Wheezy Creator scholarship will support one brave and ambitious creator who has a brilliant vision and purpose for what they would like to create.|
Humor Poetry Contest
|First Prize: $2,000 plus a two-year gift certificate from our
co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value)
Second Prize: $500
Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each
Top 12 entries published online
|Now in its 20th year, this contest seeks today’s best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. Judge: Jendi Reiter, assisted by Lauren Singer Ledoux. Length limit: 250 lines maximum. No restriction on age of author. The poem you submit should be in English. Inspired gibberish is also accepted.|
|The 2021 WCA/NH
|$1,000 College Scholarship, plus a one-year membership
in WCA/NH, including exhibition opportunities. The
$1,000 Scholarship is payable to your school upon
confirmation of enrollment. Payment will be made to the
Bursars Office by winner’s next semester.
|2021 Women’s Caucus for Art/New Hampshire Chapter (WCA/NH) Annual Scholarship, to be awarded to a deserving female undergraduate student majoring in the visual arts, at a degree-granting New Hampshire college or university deadline will be announced in 2021.|
|Food and Nutrition||