Call For Entry

Child's Play

Child's Play

From board games to dolls, from hide-and-seek to the latest computer games - the Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston, MA, is calling all artists, collectors, gaming fans, and the general public to submit their favorite toy, replica, automaton, collectible, or game for exhibition consideration in our upcoming show “Child’s Play”!

Show us the self-assembled and handcrafted toys; the rag dolls, hobby models, robots, and build-it-yourself doll houses. Show us the toys of your grandparents’ generation, and let us know what the kids are up to today. And if it rattles, shakes, hums, or comes with a good story, we’d love to know more about it!

Let’s re-discover a love of handcrafted toys, collectibles, and games. There is no age requirement for having fun!

Deadline to submit: September 1, 2019

Exhibition: November 2019 - January 2020

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These boots were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do!

Clogs, mules, slippers, heels - the Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston, MA, is calling all shoemakers, shoe collectors, and shoe aficionados to submit a pair of their favorite handcrafted heels for exhibition consideration in our upcoming show KICKS! If your shoes come with a personal story or interesting background, tell us! We’d love to know more.

We are looking for footwear ranging from the historical to the avantgarde, from the sporty to the elegant, and from the humble to the outrageous. Made from leather or plastic - it’s all good. Feel free to show us what you got in advertising materials, posters, shoe boxes, or fancy packaging. Snakeskin heels from the 70s? Wooden clogs from Holland? How about snow shoes from Alaska? If it can be worn on your feet - and even if not - we want to know more about it!

The art and craft of shoemaking is very much alive - let’s see those flip-flops!

Deadline to submit: October 1, 2019

Exhibition: Jan - April 2020

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Calls For Entry



  • Resume
  • Artist Bio (max 1 page)
  • Images (5 clear images with high resolution, images of the whole work is preferred)
  • Image Description Document (must include title, materials, & *retail price for each work)

     Application Fee: $35.00


     The Society of Arts and Crafts ‘Call For Entry’ form is open to all craft artists located within the United States. New England based makers are
     strongly encouraged to apply as well as applicants of diverse media and backgrounds. We recognize that the evolving definition of craft includes
     a wide array of media and techniques, and we encourage artists who are working outside of the traditional craft media (fiber, metal,  wood, glass, &
     ceramics) to make a case for their work in a cover letter. All works should be original and must be fairly recent (produced within the past 5 years).


     A $35.00 entry fee will be charged with each application. The payment will be processed at the end of the application form via Paypal.


     The Society of Arts and Crafts will only accept submissions through Formstack. To view and complete an application please scroll down on this
     page. Only submissions by the artist will be accepted.

     Entries sent via email or by mail will NOT be considered.


  • 5 works per artist, per submission.
  • All works must be for sale on a 50/50 commission percentage.
  • The Society will accept installations that have been created in the past five years and not previously exhibited in a Boston museum or gallery.
  • Depending on the install requirements, the artist may be required to be present for the installation of work.
  • The Society prohibits wet paint, objects that shed profusely, open flames, spray (perfumes, hairsprays, etc.), dangerous chemicals, weapons, pressurized containers, live plants or animals, hazardous materials (explosive, flammable, or perishable), infested materials (visible mold, or insects), or anything deemed harmful to the premises and/or visitors.
  • Anything questionable should be cleared by the Exhibition Associate.
  • Accepted work may not be removed during the exhibition.


  • The Society will review and contact artists for exhibition purposes as they see fit.
  • Please note that completing the application ensures the Society will review artwork but it does not guarantee that your work will be accepted into an exhibition.
  • Artwork misrepresented or considered unsuitable for presentation will be refused.

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