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Open Calls

Creative Time invites emerging artists based in New York City to submit proposals for its open call. Artists who have not yet received a public commission or substantial support from a major cultural institution can send proposals for a public artwork, especially one that takes an unconventional exhibition format, speaks to a pressing social issue, and engenders public dialogue, starting December 10, 2018. Deadline: January 18, 2019  Learn more

The Billie Holiday Theatre invites women from all walks of life to submit stories for its 50in50: Letters to Our Daughters, a theatrical reading event that will take place in Brooklyn and Los Angeles in March 2019. A diverse group of 50 stories will be selected and read by a group of women actors. Stories should respond to curator Dominique Morriseau's curatorial statement, which asks writers to consider how women share lessons with each other. Deadline: January 25, 2019 Learn more

Cave Canem invites poets of color to apply for its spring workshop, The Poetry of Translation, led by Jenny Xie. The tuition-free workshop will ask participants to consider how studying literary translations can deepen their work and ask what they can glean from approaching poetry as a fundamental act of translation. Adult poets who are not enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program and who have not published more than one collection of poetry with a commercial press are invited to apply. Deadline: January 27, 2019  Learn more

The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund awards support grants to individual feminists who identify as women. Visual artists and writers who exhibit high quality and originality in their work and use feminism as their central interpretive lens are invited to apply for grants of $500-$1,500 to fund projects that are already underway. Deadline: January 31, 2019  Learn more 

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs seeks artist to design a new monument to fill the space formerly occupied by a statue of J. Marion Sims. The commission is part of the Beyond Sims effort to transcend Sims' legacy of performing medical experimentation on women of color and reinterpret the site where his sculpture formerly stood at 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue in East Harlem. Deadline: January 31, 2019 Learn more

The Creative Center is accepting applications for its Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Healthcare and Creative Aging 2019. The week-long training will focus on the role of arts in healthcare and creative aging, providing theoretical and didactic approaches to implementing and sustaining high-quality arts programming in a variety of settings serving people living with ilness and older adults across the aging spectrum. Deadline: January 31, 2019  Learn more

The New York City Department of Transportation invites visual artists to submit proposals for its community commissions program. Proposals should respond to the list of priority sites for public artwork listed on NYCDOT's website. Sites include a pedestrian walkway, a sidewalk intersection, a sidewalk extension, and bridge walls. Deadline: February 15, 2019 Learn more

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition invites artists to submit 2D and 3D work for its 2019 national juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded, and repurposed materials. Mary Anne Kinsella and Janice Jacob will curate the show, and John Cloud Kaiser will serve as juror. Awards for best in show, most innovative use of material, curator's choice, and peoples' choice, will all include cash prizes. Deadline: February 24, 2019  Learn more

Creative Captial invites artists to apply for its Creative Captial Award, which provides $50,000 in project funding, plus advisory services, career advancement resources, and national networking opportunities. Projects can be in any discipline but artists should be at least 25 years old with at least five years of professional experience. Deadline: Feburary 28, 2019 Learn more

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair invites visual artists working in any medium to submit applications for its 58th juried art fair. The fair takes place in July, 2019 and attracts over 115,000 visitors. Deadline: March 6, 2019  Learn more

BRIC ArtFP is an open request for proposals from emerging and established visual artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work. Artists receive honorariums and production fees for exhibition of their work in BRIC's Project Room or Hallway spaces, and includes assistance with development time, installation, marketing, an exhibition opening reception, and professional photography. Deadline: March 15, 2019  Learn more

Trestle Gallery invites artists to submit work for consideration for its Small Works 2019 exhibition, curated by Will Hutnick. Pieces may be no larger than 12 inches on the longest side. 2D an 3d framed and unframed works in any medium are accepted. Deadline: April 1, 2019 Learn more

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum is accepting applications for its Lilian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant. The grant is awarded annually to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need. Deadline: April 1, 2019  Learn more

Susquehanna Art Museum invites artists to submit entries for its 2019 juried exhibition, Inspired: Contemporary Responses to A Legacy of Courage. Artists will be invited to visit the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections (in person or online) and to create original works inspired by the collection. Deadline: April 4, 2019 Learn more

Aesthetica Magazine invites artists to submit entries for its Aesthetica Art Prize, which offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience. The Main Art Prize awards $5,600 prize money, along with a group exhibition, art supplies, editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, and more. Deadline: August 31, 2019 Learn more

Spoke the Hub is seeking performers and curators from all performative disciplines for their once-a-month informal Salon series with a goal of putting new work and new artists in front of an audience in a relaxed and social way. Deadline: Rolling  Learn more  

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is seeking applications for its New Media Grants. Grants support projects that advance public understanding and engagement with science through innovative projects that use a range of media to reach a broad, cross-cultural audience. Supported media types include opera, dance, music, museum exhibits, interactive games, smartphone apps, ebooks, and cultural events. Deadline: Rolling 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 artists. 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 their 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

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period, are $7,000 cash awards made to individual artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. They are intended to fund an artists vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development. The 2019 categories are architecture/environmental structures/design, choreography, music/sound, photography, and playwriting/screenwriting. Deadline: January 23, 2019 Learn more

NYFA invites arts administrators to apply for the fifth season of its Emerging Leaders Boot Camp, a free program that privides leadership training for arts administrators over the course of nine months. The program includes a five-day intensive as well as half-day check-ins, an alumni mixer, and a follow-up event. Applicants should be committed to the arts with clear long-term leadership goals and should be willing to engage in self-reflection. Deadline: January 30, 2019  Learn more

Salem Art Works invites early career artists to apply for its Young Artist residency program. For eight weeks, artists have access to a studio and SAW's facilities for blacksmithing, ceramics, a foundry, glass blowing, screen printing, metal fabricaiton, and a wood shop in exchange for work cooking, cleaning, and mantaining SAW's grounds. Deadline: January 31, 2019 Learn more

DE-CONSTRUKT, an artist residency program in Red Hook, invites artists of all disciplines to apply for its March/April 2019 openings. All participants have access to a darkroom, art book library, wet sinks, and event space, in addition to living accomodations. Residencies last at least two weeks, and timeframes of one month or more are encouraged. Deadline: January 31, 2019 Learn more

HERE Artist Residency Program is accepting applications. The program provides a commission, developmental support, career planning, and a full production to cross-genre artists. In addition to significant long-term support, artists receive $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in space, equipment, and services over two to three years to tailor each residency to each artist's needs. Deadline: February 1, 2019 Learn more

Trestle Gallery's Critical Feedback Program is a residency program for artists interested in a peer support network with regular feedback for six months to a year. The program includes a 10% discount on a private studio at Trestle's Greenwood Heights space and regularly scheduled critiques with ten residents and one experienced advisor. 2019 residency dates are March 1 through August 31, 2019. Deadline: February 1, 2019  Learn more

NOoSPHERE Arts invites international artists to apply for its Arts Residency Award. One awardee will receive a free month-long residency at NOoSPHERE's live-work space in Greenpoint, where they will present a project at the end of their stay. Deadline: February 4 Learn more

The Howard Hughes Corporation invites artists to apply for the 2019 Merriweather District Artist in Residence Program (MD AIR). Up to three artists will receive a $10,000 stipend, studio space, and living space for up to six weeks to create artwork in the community downtown Columbia, MD from May 13 until June 24, 2019. MD AIR is open to local, national, and international artists working in all media. Priority consideration will be given to artists exploring light, music, technology, new media, interactivity, and/or multidisciplinary art forms. Deadline: February 4, 2019 Learn more

Visual artists are invited to apply for Banff Center for Arts and Creativity's late spring 2019 residencies. The program lasts from June 2nd to July 6, 2019, and is intended for artists with an exhibition/publication record who have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level or have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. The program cost includes living space, a studio, and access to all Banff facilities. Deadline: February 6, 2019 Learn more

BRIClab is accepting applications for its residency program for New York City-based artists. The 10-12 day intensive residencies for artists in music, dance, theater, and multidisciplinary performance include a stipend, technical support from BRIC's production staff, two work-in-progress showings, and photo and video documentation of the showings. Artists developing new work that is relevant to diverse Brooklyn audiences, are exploring their interests with thoughtful processes, and are excited to embrace dialogue with audiences are encouraged to apply. Deadline: February 7, 2019 Learn more

Pioneer Works invites submissions for its 2019-20 Technology Residency. The residency will provide a materials stipend and consultations with experienced technical staff to assist in project development. Residents will also have 12 weeks of access to Pioneer Works' recording studio, print lab, bookstore, garden, and dedicated monthly open studios, plus a series of studio visits with established curators and writers. Deadline: February 15, 2019 Learn more

The Lower East Side Printshop invites emerging artists to apply for its Keyholder Residency Program, which awards year-long studio residencies for artists to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Keyholders work independently in the Printshop's shared artists studio and receieve a $1,000 stipend, one free printmaking class, free career development workshops, group exhibition opportunities, and more. Deadline: March 1, 2019 Learn more

The New York Theater Workshop's 2050 Administrative Fellowship is a program designed to provide first-rate instruction and mentorship to professionals who are underrepresented in the field of theatre administration. Fellows will commit to a year-long paid fellowship starting in July 2019, working directly with the department head and their team in a particular area of focus. Deadline: March 15, 2019 Learn more

Trestle Gallery invites artists to apply for its two distinct residency programs. Trestle Artist Residencies are available for artists hoping to find a foothold in the art world while developing a new body of work. Residents receive a 10% discount on TAS membership as well as support from an advisor. Residents are also invited to participate in an end-of-year exhibition. Visiting Artist residencies are ideal for established artists wit ha serious practice looking for a space to make work while engaging with the Trestle Gallery & Art Space community. The Visiting Artist Residency offers one artist a free private studio membership for six months at Trestle Art Space, and the visiting resident artist leads monthly public critiques for the duration of the residency. Deadline: April 15, 2019 Learn more

Makerspace invites artists to apply for its Art in the Park sculpture residency. For two months, artists will focus on using recycled materials to create sculptures that will be installed outside Makerspace's office in Staten Island. Led by sculptor Scott Van Campen, artists will meet weekly and will have access to studio space to complete projects. Deadline: April 8, 2019 Learn more

The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees. Deadline: April 15, 2019 Learn more

New Yorkers for Parks announces its new fellowship program for recent college graduates, Fellows for Great Parks. The fellowship is a paid, intensive 9-month immersion in the world of NYC's parks, politics, design, research, and equity. Deadline: Rolling Learn more

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Space Available
The Sharpe Walentas Studio Program invites artists to apply for a year of rent-free studio space in Dumbo. 17 visual artists will be selected based on merit by a professional jury and will receive 24/7 access to a private studio, freight and passenger elevators, and communal spaces including a kitchen, slop sink, restrooms, and wi-fi. Deadline: February 15, 2019  Learn more

CPR - Center for Performance Research is available for rehearsal, classes, event, and performance rentals at affordable rates for individual artists, small nonprofits, and commericial renters with the goal of making space available for a wide range of activities. To learn more, email studio@cprnyc.org

Spoke the Hub, a multidisciplinary arts center with spaces in Park Slope and Gowanus, offers low-cost rentals for rehearsals, classes, auditions, performances, events, meetings, film screenings, and more. For more information, email Lori Jorgensen: space@spokethehub.org.  
Studios are currently available at the Site:Brooklyn Gallery building, 165 7th Street in Gowanus. These studios have 24/7 access, and the building is in the Gowanus studio tour each year. To learn more, contact Denise: amses@rcn.com
Radiator Studios is excited to announce a new location for brand new artist studios in Long Island City. There will be 11 new creative work spaces ranging from 230-570 usable square footage. All private studios get natural light. Learn more
HERE Arts Center's SubletSeries@HERE Program supports 150 guest independent artists and groups and their audiences each season. This creative curated rental program provides artists with subsidized performance and rehearsal space, lighting and sound equipment package, technical assistance, and administrative support, including a fully staffed box office. Weekly rates range from $3200 for the 71-seat DOT Theatre and $5500 for the 99-150 seat mainstage. Learn more
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
The Textile Arts Center recently expanded their Brooklyn location to include studio rentals. Perfect for designers and textile artists who need greater access to specialized textile equipment, Textile Arts Center (TAC) Studio Membership includes private studio space in addition to access to Textile Arts Center’s facilities and community. Rentals are currently available for short term month-to-month rentals and 1-2 year leases. Ideal candidates are community minded, supportive, and collaborative in spirit. Learn more
Textile Arts Center's new 500 sq foot TAC Project Space in Brooklyn is available for hourly, daily, weekly and monthly rental. Perfect for: Short-term art exhibitions, artist talks, photography sessions, film screenings, makers markets, performances, lectures, practices and other small events.  Learn more
Green Space in Long Island City offers affordable studio rental rates, community classes, and a monthly new works performance series. Its studio is available 24/7 to rent for rehearsals, classes, performances, photo/video shoots, and special events. Learn more

Givney Dance, Learning & Leadership Center will host a workshop, Writing Project Descriptions and Artist Statements, on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Led by choreographer Camille Brown, the workshop will give participants a forum to develop their writing and receive feedback. RSVP
Arts East New York will host an afternoon of free community activities in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 21, 2019 at its Community Cultural Arts Center. The event will include a cooking workshop, a painting and brunch session, and a film screening. RSVP 
Every April, the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs organizes Immigrant Heritage Week to recognize and celebrate the rich history and powerful contributions of immigrant New Yorkers. The 15th annual celebration will take place April 15-21, 2019. Artists or organizations hosting cultural programming with an immigrant or international theme during the week of April 15 are invited to submit events to the official IHW calendar where it will be promoted on the IHW website and social media platforms. Deadline: February 4, 2019 Learn more
Made in Brownsville seeks teaching artists for graphic design and videography. Applicants should be creative, organized, and detail oriented, with at least five years of creative experience and at least one year either teaching or training. Teachers should be available between October 1 and December 21, 2019 for a 10-12 hour per week committment. Deadline: Rolling  Learn more
The SubletSeries@HERE supports 150 guest artists and groups and their audiences each season. The series is a curated rental program that allows artists to access equipment and space at free or subsidized rates. Artists can apply to show work for a minimum of three weeks at HERE's theaters, lounge, or exhibition space. Deadline: Rolling Learn more

The North American Sculpture Center is a premier stone fabrication and educational facility based less than twenty five miles from Brooklyn. NASC is open to anyone who wants to learn more about stone carving: whether expert or untrained, we offer classes in traditional stone carving techniques, clay modeling, digital modeling, and digital fabrication. Click here to view our current workshop offerings.
Art Now Management provides artists with branding, marketing and career assistance. Consultant with over 25 years in the Contemporary Art Market, an MBA in Marketing from New York University, a former gallery owner, a degree in Art History from Columbia University, and a graduate of MoMA. Experienced professional business writer for grants, exhibition proposals and all other related documents. Expert guidance. Strategic, pragmatic and helpful. Learn more


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