Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations

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Open Calls

apexart seeks proposals for group exhibitions in its NYC space. Curators, artists, writers, and other creative individuals are welcome to submit proposals dealing with any topic or idea. Winning proposals will receive a $10,000 budget for exhibition expenses. Deadline: October 31, 2019 Learn more

The NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund provides grants of $2,000 to $6,000 to support organizational groth or the development of new work for small professional threaters or independently producing artists in New York State. Theaters or artists with budgets of under $500,000 are eligible to apply. Deadline: November 4, 2019 Learn more

The Textile Study Group of New York invites members to submit artwork for its upcoming exhibition, The Gold Standard of Fiber and Textile Art at the Westbeth Art Gallery. The exhibition will be juried by Lauren Whitley and will be on view Wednesday, February 5, 2020 until Sunday, February 23, 2020. Deadline: November 24, 2019 Learn more

The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut invites visual artists to submit work for its annual juried show, MIXMASTER @ The Matt 2020. The exhibition seeks to discover and recognize the talents of artists working in New England and the tri-state region. Works will be judged by Richard Michelson, owner of R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA. Deadline: November 25, 2019 Learn more

Governors Island invites artistic, cultural, and educational organizations to submit proposals for indoor public programs for its 2020 season (May-October). Programs that engage with the island's history, environment, and architecture as well as those with an emphasis on public participation across diverse communities are especially encouraged. After the initial deadline, proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. Deadline: November 29, 2019 Learn more

ioby's Artists Lead! program allows artists to fundraise for community-based projects and receive up to $15,000 in matching funds. Projects must focus on a geographic community, produce a shared benefit or public good, and begin implementation any time before December 2020. Deadline: Rolling Learn more

Musicians Foundation provides grants and services to musicians and their families in need of emergency assistance due to illness, unforeseen financial difficulties, or catastrophic events that preclude them from pursuing their careers and maintaining fiscal stability. Grants range from approximately $500 to $3,000 depending on the applicant's circumstance.  Deadline: Rolling
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#ArtOnLink is a free program currently running on LinkNYC designed to showcase local artists creating work that celebrates life in their city. Selected artwork depicts scenes, people, icons, or sentiments that represent NYC, and the art's connection should be immediately apparent to citygoers and visitors. Deadline: Rolling Learn more

NYC DOT partners with community-based, nonprofit organizations and professional artists to present temporary public artowork on DOT property throughout the five boroughts for periods of up to 11 months. Artists can transform streets wit hmurals, projections, and sculptures on sidewalks, fences, triangles, medians, bridges, and more through the agency's various priority initiatives. Deadline: Rolling Learn more

A.I.R. Gallery welcomes submissions of artists' work and curatorial proposals for exhibitions on a rolling basis. A.I.R. is a non-profit, artist-run organization founded in 1972 that supports the open exchange of ideas and risk-taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility. Deadline: Rolling 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 is now accepting submissions for all performance work for dates 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 $1,000 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

Smack Mellon's Studio Program awards six emerging atists free studio space for eleven months. Artists can access studios 24/7, with a digital production lab, film scanners, printers, a fabrication shop, and more available. Selected artists will also participate in two open studio events as well as sponsored visits from curators, critics, and gallerists. Deadline: November 1, 2019 Learn more

Abrons Arts Center invites early career movement-based performing artists to apply for the Jerome Foundation AIRspace Residency for Performing Artists. Four residents will receive a $5,000 commission for a new work to be presented during the 2020-2021 performance season, 200 hours of studio time, and a week-long production residency. Applicants must be New York City-based. Deadline: November 14, 2019 Learn more

More Art invites artists to apply for its Engaging Artists Fellowship to help develop and sustain their public art and socially-engaged practices. The year-long fellowship provides professional develoment workshops, mentorship, and a curriculum that addresses the history of socially engaged art, best practices for establishing and sustaining community partnerships, and more. Deadline: November 15, 2019 Learn more

The Theatre Communications Group invites actors to apply for the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships. Designed to support artisitc and professional growth in collaboration with a TCG member theater, grants of $15,000 will be given to selected actors with ten or more years of professional experience and grants of $25,000 will be awarded to selected actors with 20 years or more of experience and a substantial body of work. Deadline: November 19, 2019 Learn more

En Foco invites photographers of color to apply for its 5th Annual En Foco Photography Fellowship. Ten fellows will receive $1,000 inclusion in a group exhibition, and professional development opportunities. To be eligible, photographers must be residents of New York City and cannot be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program in fine art or photography. Deadline: December 2, 2019 Learn more

New York Foundation for the Arts is accepting applications for 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships in Craft/Sculpture, Digital/Electronic Arts, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, and Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts. Individual artists living in the state of New York are eligible to receive $7,000 unrestricted cash awards. Deadline: January 22, 2020 Learn more

Street Lab is accepting applications from NYC-based student artists to serve as artists-in-residence for its DRAW NYC program. Residencies will allow students to creates site-specific work in a public context. Residencies may begin any time after May 15 and extend through the fall, consisting of a minimum of seven three-hour days at any of the outdor neighborhood locations where Street Lab has programming scheduled. Deadline: Rolling Learn more

Residency Unlimited provides artists and curators working all visual arts media and disciplines, at varying stages of their practice and careeer, three to six-month residencies in New York. Residents receive work and presentation space, project support, and exposure to Residency Unlimited's networks. Deadline: Rolling Learn more

Holes in the Wall Collective invites artists to apply for extra-mini creative residencies in New York City. On select Saturdays and Wednesdays starting in May, 2019, artists will be paired with spaces and spend 360 mintues making small works of art. Application and participation is free. Deadline: Rolling 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
Spaceworks has art studios available in Gowanus, with the new addition of a meeting room. Rent the meeting room for $20/hour for access to a whiteboard, conference phone, tables, and chairs and can accommodate 10-15 people. To schedule a studio tour, call (718) 408-8755. Learn more

ChaShaMa provides presentation venues that vary from storefront windows and raw industrial spaces to white box galleries and outdoor spaces. Selected presenters receive free space that can be used for dance, music, theater, performance, and visual arts, as well as promotional support and access to Materials for the Arts. Deadline: varies 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

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
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


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 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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