Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations

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Open Calls

The Shed has developed the Open Call program to provide invaluable support, visibility, and recognition for NYC early-career artists any age over 18 working across all forms and media to create and present new work in our unique space, who have not yet had numerous opportunities for new work comissions in NYC. All artists/collectives selected will receive a commissioning fee of $7,000-$15,000 to support hte creation of their work. Deadline: May 4, 2018 Learn more

NEW INC is now inviting applications for their twelve-month program running from September through August, and is designed to help creative practitioners and organizations leverage tools of entrepreneurship to realize their ideas, become sustainable, and maximize potential for impact and scale. Participants pay a monthly membership fee to take advantage of professional development services, office space, and shared equipment. Deadline: May 13, 2018. Learn more

Artists are invited to apply to the Community Commisions 10th Anniversary open call! To commemorate its 10th Anniversary, DOT Art is soliciting proposals to commision temporary artwork in partnership with long standing agency collaborators for five signature sites that have been home ot multiple art insallations over the past ten years. Deadline: May 18, 2018. Learn more

Submissions are open for the Urbanworld Film Festival. Submit your film, web original, or screenplay. The five-day festival includes narrative features, documentaries, short films, web originals, music videos, spotlight screenings and conversations, live staged screenplay readings, and more. Deadline: May 25, 2018 Learn more 

The Human Impacts Institute's Creative Climate Awards are calling on artists for an opportunity to creatively engage tens-of-thousands of peopl ein positive action around the challenges posed by climate change, while having your work seen by our judges- some of the top artists, curators, and international leaders in the world. Deadline: May 31, 2018. Learn more

European ArtEast Foundation (EAEF), in collaboration with Delfina Foundation, is inviting proposals for grants for research focused on Eastern European artists working in the region in the 1950's and 1960's. The purpose of these grants is to give art historians and curators the opportunity to carry out ambitious research projects that will make a significant distribution to the field of art history in Eastern Europe. Deadline: June 4, 2018 Learn more

Atlantic Gallery is calling submissions for a solo exhibition in September in New York City's Chelsea Art District. Entrants are invited to question how they wish to represent themselves. Realistically? Symbolically? With-- or obliquely through-- intimate or talismanic objects? Conspicuously by absense? Or...? Works may be 2- or 3-dimensional. Juror is NY-based Curator and Artist. Deadline: Jun 24, 2018.  Learn More

Nu Hotel, the official hotel sponsor of the David Bowie is exhibit at Brooklyn Museum is opening its doors to all adoring Bowie fans for a series of David Bowie jam sessions and open mic. With generous support from Brooklyn-made partners, they will have everything you need to plug in and rock out to everyon's favorite tunes. Deadline: now through July 15, 2018 email garydesoza@independentcollection.com for more information. 

The Halstead Grant, sponsored by Halstead, a jewelry supply distributor to studios around the world, this program has awarded a grant each year since it began in 2006. Past winners and finalists are an impressive group of accomplished jewelry designers who began their businesses in the last 3 years. Deadline: August 1, 2018  Learn more

The Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world. The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts. Enter for your chance to win £5,000 and showcase your work to wider audiences. Deadline: August 31, 2018 Learn more

The Human Impacts Institute's Creative Climate Awards are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions an dtheir impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativity to share knowledge, boraden the climate conversation, educate and incite action. Deadline: May 31, 2018  Learn more

The Brick, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is now accepting submissions for all performance work for dates in March through 2019! Residencies, repertory runs and more are accepted--free rehearsal space, performance space and promotion available for accepted artists. Deadline: Rolling Learn more  

Arts Horizons is accepting applications for experienced assembly performance groups to join their roster. Live performances must be educational, interactive, and must engage students in dance, music, or theater. To apply, send a video, a resource guide, and an outline of the assembly program to Gloria Page: Gloria@artshorizons.org. Deadline: Rolling Learn more

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant was set up to support and strengthen the creative lives of artsits. A competetive grant for artists with extensive exhibition records, this grant has a long list of impressive alumni. It's targetted for Mid-career professional artists with demostrable financial need. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces. Awards range form $5,000-$30,000 depending on need and cirumstance. Deadline: Rolling  Learn more

A micro-granting organizaiton, funding "awesome" ideas, The Awesome Foundation set up local chapters around the world to provide rolling grants of $1000 to "awesome projects." Each chapter defines what is "awesome for hteir local community, but most include arts initiative and public or social practice arts projects. Deadline: Rolling Learn more 

Foundation for Contemporary Arts is accepting applications for Emergency Grants. These grants provide prompt funding for innovative visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public. Projects must be close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Deadline: 8 weeks prior to when funding is needed Learn more

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Residencies & Fellowships

Sugar Hill Children's Museum (AIR) Artists in Residence Program is an 11 month residency with $7,000 honorarium, working studio and culminating exhibition. Deadline: May 11, 2018  Learn more

Emerging curators are invited to apply to the position of SculptureCenter Curatorial Fellow. The Curatorial Fellow organizes SculptureCenter's annual In Practice exhibition, culled from an open call for artists. Deadline: May 13, 2018  Learn more

The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer's Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country. This year they will focus on fiber related applications. Deadline July 29, 2018. Learn more

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Space Available
Need an affordable rehearsal space for dance, performance, or theater? For $8/hr, and last minute $5/hr rate, check out the Woods Cooperative.  Learn more

Looking for clean, affordable rehearsal space in Fort Greene? Check out South Oxford Space. Learn more

Spaceworks has art studios available in Gowanus. To schedule a studio tour, call (718) 408-8755 or email Spaceworks. Learn more

Looking for a rehearsal space in the East New York area? Morning and mid-afternoon hours are available at $25/hr at ARTs East New York. Learn more

Looking for an affordable rehearsal space in Park Slope? Check out Dance Wave. To book a studio please email rentals@dancewave.org. Learn more

Saatchi Art presents The Other Art Fair Brooklyn, showcasing 130 talented independent and emerging artists, each hand picked by a committee of art world experts. The Fair returns for a spectacular third edition on May 3-6, 2018 at the Brooklyn Expo Center. Learn more
EmcArts is hosting a new series of four 60-minute webinars with EmcArts President Richard Evans who will introduce the eight adaptive capacities, provide examples of each one in action, and offer practical tools you can use to strengthen them. They will take place on the following Wednesdays from 2-3pm: May 9, May 16, May 23, June 6 2018. Registration for the entire four-part package is $125, each individual webinar is $35 Learn more
CCNY is hosting their 46th annual Poetry Festival at Aaron Davis Hall, Marian Anderson Theater, 133rd Street at Convent Avenue on Friday, May 4th from 9:15 AM to 5:00 PM. This year it features guest poet Nicole Cooley, as well as readings by elementary and junior high school students, high school contest winners, and CCNY English students and invited guests! Learn more


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