Open Call for Artists

Artists may find select open calls for juried exhibitions here on this page. The calls me be in conjunction with a Fuller Craft Museum exhibition or in collaboration with another partner organization.

Call for Artists
Human Impact: Stories of the Opioid Epidemic
The call for artists is now closed. Thank you for your participation.

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Artistic expression has long been an effective vehicle to explore critical societal issues and engage communities. Human Impact: Stories of the Opioid Epidemic, an exhibition at Fuller Craft Museum, aims to broaden awareness of the opioid epidemic and its ruinous effect, while offering messages of hope, resiliency, and recovery.

In the past decade, the opioid epidemic has swept across the United States, laying waste to inner cities, suburbs, and small towns. It is now the deadliest drug crisis in American history, with overdose fatalities the leading cause of death for adults under the age of fifty. New England is particularly hard hit, and efforts to raise awareness of both the problem and the interventions that can prevent overdoses from becoming fatal are especially important in this region.

Human Impact: Stories of the Opioid Epidemic will bring together artists working in craft-based media with families that have been impacted by the crisis. Following an in-person meeting, the artists will create new works inspired by the conversation. Artists also will be provided substance use information by High Point Treatment Center to inform their process. The final commissioned works will be exhibited at Fuller Craft from September 2019 – March 2020. A portion of the exhibition will then travel to partner sites and possibly beyond.

Human Impact: Stories of the Opioid Epidemic is partnership between Fuller Craft Museum, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, Quincy College, Brockton Hospital, High Point Treatment Center, and Stonehill College.
Fuller Craft Museum Exhibition Dates: September 28, 2019 – March 15, 2020

Human Impact: Stories of the Opioid Epidemic is open to all craft practitioners, makers, designers, designer-makers, artists, and materials-based artists. The following craft media is accepted: wood, metal, fiber, clay, glass, plastics and polymers, and found/recycled materials.
Entry Fee: A non-refundable fee of $20 to be paid by credit card.
Stipend: Each selected artist will receive a $600 stipend to cover travel costs to Fuller Craft Museum, materials, and/or transporting the work to Fuller Craft Museum.
Online Application Process:
• All applications must be completed and submitted online via
• All applications will be accepted from April 15 – June 1, 2018. (Midnight, Pacific Standard Time)
• Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
Submission Materials:
• Artist statement
• Resume or CV
• Letter of interest in participating in Human Impact: Stories of the Opioid Epidemic. Maximum of 250 words.
• Each artist may submit up to three (3) original works completed within the last five (5) years as examples of their work. Artists may submit only one (1) digital images of each work, plus one detail, for a total of six (6) possible images. All images must be high resolution, .jpeg format (minimum size of 300 dpi and 4 x 6 inches). Submitted artwork need not be related to the opioid epidemic.
• A non-refundable fee of $20 to be paid by credit card.
Selection Process:
Artists will be selected for Human Impact: Stories of the Opioid Epidemic by Fuller Craft Museum curatorial staff in consultation with the Human Impact partnership team. Artists will be selected based on an evaluation of their submitted materials, including digital images. Images must be accurate representations of the work.
Notifications of acceptance will be made via email by midnight on July 1, 2018.
Exhibition Process:
• Selected artists will meet with individuals and families to discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic. New work created will be in response to these conversations.
• Meeting dates will be determined upon the artist selection process. Artists are expected to accommodate the meeting times to the best of their ability.
• Following the meetings, artists will submit a proposal of the commissioned work to Fuller Craft for review and approval.
• Discarded, sterilized naloxone (Narcan) canisters may be available for the artists to include in their work. Including the canisters is optional.
• Through the Brockton organization Photo Voice, local teens will be documenting the artist-family meetings. The photos will be included in the exhibition at the discretion of Fuller Craft Museum.
• Artists are responsible for travel expenses, materials and labor, and the transit of work to Fuller Craft.
• All work must be delivered to Fuller Craft Museum by September 10, 2019.
• Professional installation will be provided by Fuller Craft Museum. Care will be taken when handling and displaying all objects. Special requests for exhibition furniture and display will be considered but not guaranteed.
• While exhibited, all works will be insured either by Fuller Craft Museum or the host venues.
• Fuller Craft Museum reserves the right to photograph and distribute any images of work in the exhibition for educational or publicity purposes, via electronic or print media of any kind.
About Fuller Craft Museum
Fuller Craft offers expansive opportunities to discover the world of contemporary craft. By exploring the leading edge of craft through exhibitions, collections, education, and programs, we challenge perceptions and build appreciation of the material world. Our purpose is to inspire, stimulate, and enrich an ever-expanding community. Fuller Craft is the only institution of its kind in New England.

Launch call for local artists: April 15, 2018
Submittals due: June 1, 2018
Artists notified: July 1, 2018
Artists meet families, attend coordinated training on
substance use disorders. Local youth documentation: September – October 2018

Family craft workshops at Fuller Craft: November 2018
Artists create work in the studios: November 2018 – May 2019
Opening of exhibition at Fuller Craft Museum September 28, 2019
Exhibition closes at Fuller Craft and is available for travel March 15, 2020

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