*ENDED* DEADLINE: Nov 26, 2018 : Call for Artists/Performers A Day Without Art


A Day Without Art 2018 - December 1st, 2019 - Call for Visual Artists and Performers


In 1987 a small group gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would forget.  This action served as the beginning of the Names Project, also known as the AIDS Memorial Quilt.  On December 1, 1989 A Day Without Art began as a National Day of Mourning in response to the AIDS Crisis. In 1989 Boston Artists created thousands of 12” x 4” paper prayers in response to a call by Yezerski Gallery. Well-known artists, students, youth, and children did these. In 1992 Medicine Wheel was built in the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts.  The Medicine Wheel Vigil has become an enduring testimony to HIV/AIDS in our lives. In those early years we were being asked the unimaginable question,

Where would we be without art?  Last year over 1000 visual artists and 250 performing artists took part in Day Without Art.  This year I invite the public and  the artistic community of Boston, New England and beyond to give testimony and invite reflection on the power of art to help us navigate and facilitate who we are for ourselves and who we can be for one another. 

For visual artists: create a 1 foot by 1 foot  charcoal drawing of someone you love write something about love

  1. Charcoal and paper are available for pick up at Medicine Wheel 110 K Street, South Boston, MA 02127.

  2. We can arrange to deliver supplies  to you or your groups

  3. You can join us at Medicine Wheel beginning Monday October 8th and work on your drawing  here:

    • Mondays, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

    • Tuesdays, 1:00 pm -9:30 pm

    • Wednesday, 10:00 am -5:00 pm

    • Thursday, 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm

    • Fridays , 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Drawings  need to be returned to Medicine Wheel by November 24th or to the BCA by noon on November 26th, or call us at 617-268-6700  for pick up

For performing artists: Help us sanctify Medicine Wheel by making an artistic offering of  poetry, song, dance, music or performance.  Each year we invite artists to offer a breathtaking experience to mark each hour of the 24-hour vigil.

For the spiritual community:
Mark one of the 24 hours with a blessing, prayer, ritual or meditation

For the public:  Please complete a page with a story or definition of love or the

Vigil begins at 11:30 pm, Friday  11/30/18 and goes for the full 24 hours of Saturday  12/01/18

For more info call 617-268-6700 or 617-872-6065


DEADLINE: Dec 9, 2018 - Calls for Toy Piano Scores and Papers

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DEADLINE for Scores and Papers: Dec 9, 2018

The Associazione Carducci in Como, Italy,  is organizing a musical festival entitled

"Music as play – the toy piano takes the stage"

with the aim of increasing the knowledge and practice of the toy piano.

Composers, musicologists and institutions in Italy and abroad have been invited to take part.

This festival will include a call for solo toy piano scores for concerts and a call for papers for a conference.

Conference and concerts will take place on the 6th and 7th of July 2019 and will be hosted by the Istituto Carducci in Como.

Call for Solo Toy Piano Scores:

Composers of any nationality and age are invited to submit newly-composed works for toy piano. Selected works will be premiered during the festival in Como (Italy) by pianist Antonietta Loffredo [http://antoniettaloffredo.com/] and then on tour performances in other countries (Spain, Portugal and Australia).


  • Pieces should be written for solo toy piano (37 key concert grand OR 25 key spinet OR 25 table top) or for toy piano (Details) and toy percussion (instruments you can find in a toy shop, such as: small cymbals, rattles, tambourine, bells, drum, toy glockenspiel, maracas, triangle, castanets, guiro and so on).
  • Any aesthetic trends and compositional styles are accepted
  • Duration: up to 5 mins


  • Each applicant can submit up to 2 compositions. In this case, please take into consideration two different instruments (one piece for 37 key concert grand and the second one for 25 key spinet or 25 key table top).
  • Closing date for submissions of scores: 9th December, Sunday, 2018
  • Selected scores announced: 1st  February, Friday, 2019

Call for Papers:

While toy instruments have been included in classical music since the early 1770s, it is the toy piano which has made a major move onto the stage in the second half of the twentieth century, thanks to John Cage. In doing so, the toy piano has taken on a life independent of the nursery, with dedicated performers in several countries commissioning new works, and composers increasingly being drawn to write for the instrument. The sound qualities of the toy piano have unique acoustical properties, the narrow range of the keyboard offers a restricted yet entirely adequate palette of sounds, and the physicality of seating an adult at the small instrument poses challenges.

MasP invites researchers to submit proposals on these topics and more, focused on increasing the knowledge and practice of the toy piano.

More Information:

Please note that there is a non-refundable registration/submission fee of 30 euros for submitting up to two toy piano scores and/or papers. The festival will be held thanks to the Associazione Carducci in Como, which is an entirely non-profit organization; application fees will be used only to cover organization expenses. MasP is not able to offer travel, accommodation or related costs.

Please check out the website below for complete details:


*ENDED* DEADLINE: Oct 28, 2018 - Applications for 2019 co-incidence festival open


Aaron Foster Breilyn & Luke Martin at the Co-Incidence Festival are happy to announce that applications are now open for the 2019 co-incidence festival!

You can find the application, along with specific details about the nature and logistics of this year's festival, on our website here: http://www.coincidencefestival.com/application.

The Resident Artist for 2019 will be Sarah Ayotomiwa Pitan (https://e4773098889037.tumblr.com/post/177328192246).

As with the previous years, the Festival offers a stipend to attending artists and will take place at Washington Street Art Center in Somerville, MA. It will occur from January 11 - 20, 2019.

Though there are conceptual areas of exploration that are common between iterations of the festival, the attending artists (both guest and resident) are encouraged to influence and even drastically alter the direction and activities of the festival. This year topics of focus will include conversation as artistic labor, mapping as praxis, nomadic movement, and complicity as a mode of critical exchange between others. Please read more on the website!

August 22, 2018: Applications Open
October 28, 2018: Applications Close
November 7, 2018: Results Sent
November 21, 2018: Confirmation of Attendance Due

Please spread the word to students, friends, colleagues, and anyone who might find the Co-Incidence Festival interesting! The Festival is open to all ages and disciplines.

If you have any questions, please contact Luke Martin and Aaron Foster Breilyn directly at coincidence.festival@gmail.com.