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11 Jan 2024

Art Calls Community Arts Initiative Artist Project Seeks Lead Artist

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: January 19, 2024 – The Artist Project is a collaboration between the Museum of Fine Arts and twelve after-school community organizations in the Boston area. Each year a new experienced artist with a passion for community arts is selected to plan and lead a project with children between the ages of six and twelve. The lead artist guides the children and helps them create a collaborative work of art inspired by the Museum’s encyclopedic collection.

The completed project is exhibited in the Edward H. Linde Gallery in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA. A stipend of $25,000 and a materials budget is provided to the selected artist.

Experienced artists with demonstrated ability to complete large-scale projects involving different elements, community partners, and groups of children.

Judges review applications for:

  • Engagement – The Lead Artist engages visitors and participants with the MFA’s collection and uses a variety of media in innovative, creative, and exciting ways.
  • Creativity – The project draws from the MFA’s collections and reflects the Artist’s style.
  • Feasibility – The project can be completed within the time frame and materials budget provided.
  • Clarity – The Artist conveys a clear vision of how the final work of art will be exhibited within the gallery space.
  • Flexibility – The project allows for multiple participants and considers after-school variables such as children leaving a session early, arriving late, or only participating in one session.



  • Application Deadline: January 19, 2024
  • Notification: March 15, 2024
  • Initial Planning Meetings: August 2024
  • Sessions Begin: October 2024
  • Sessions End: April 2025
  • Installation: April/May 2025
  • Artist Project Exhibition Opening: May 2025

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston serves a wide variety of people—from school children to adults—through direct encounters with works of art. In addition to housing renowned collections, the Museum also offers numerous exhibitions and opportunities for learning and community engagement.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Opportunity Categories: + Curatorial and + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Art Calls and Jobs. Opportunity Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: *No Participation Fee, Education, Exhibition - Group, In-Kind Benefit, Materials Support, and Stipend.

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