Calls for Artists

Portal Gallery on Boltwood Plaza Call for Artists

The Amherst Public Art Commission announces a call for artists to submit proposals for a commission to create artwork for a very unique installation at the Amherst Center’s Boltwood Garage.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2023

Click here to read the full call for artists.

Click here to apply online.


The Amherst Public Art Commission (APAC), in partnership with the Amherst Business Improvement District (Amherst BID), is sponsoring a $10,000 grant for one public art commission as part of the "Making it Public" project. “Making it Public” is a New England Foundation of the Arts (NEFA) initiative aimed at providing both equitable processes for supporting temporary artmaking in addition to strengthening artists’ capacity to expand their work in public art. APAC’s goal for the Amherst project is to creatively engage visitors to the park to recognize the cultural, social, economic, and/or environmental impact of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) who call or have called Amherst their home, their influence, and/or their importance to the story of Amherst.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2023

Click here to read the full call for artists.  

Click here to apply online.