Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations

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Open Calls

Culture Push is accepting applications for its Fellowship For Utopian Practice. The fellowship is a testing ground for new ideas that aim to create positive social change through civic engagement and horizontal learning opportunities. It is open to artists and other professionals working in any discipline with at least 3 years of professional experience in their field who wish to expand the boundaries of their practice. Deadline: September 22, 2018  Learn more

The Brooklyn Navy Yard invites jewelry artists working in central Brooklyn to apply to be featured in its Community Open Studio Market, in conjunction with New York City Jewelry Week, on Saturday, November 16, 2018. Deadline: September 30, 2018  Learn more

The City of New York and the Department of Cultural Affairs seek artists interested in creating a public monument that honors women's history. Professional visual artists or artist teams, working in any and all media, legally authorized to work in the U.S., and who are at least 18 years of age, are eligible to apply. Deadline: September 30, 2018 Learn more

Jacksonville University (JU) seeks artists or teams interested in creating a large, site-specific, public artwork for a newly constructed roundabout.  Located at the main entrance to the JU campus, the primary goal of this roundabout public art piece is to serve as a unique landmark celebrating the Arlington neighborhood in Jacksonville, FL. $225,00 project budget. Request for Qualifications Deadline: September 30, 2018 Learn more

The National Dance Institute is offering a 10-week teaching workshop focused on NDI's methodology. The course is open to teaching artists, professional dancers, and classroom teachers passionate about dance and movement. Workshop runs October 2nd through November 27th, 2018 Learn more

Apply to exhibit at the 2019 SXSW Art Program, which highlights both emerging and established artists whose work reflects creativity, innovation, and dsicovery and that will drive discussion and contemplation about the role of visual and digital media arts in culture and technology. All visual artists are eligible to enter proposals. Deadline: October 5, 2018 Learn more

UrbanGlass seeks curatorial proposals for exhibitions that explore the various uses of glass as a creative medium. The winning curator will receive a budget ($3,000) and an honorarium ($1,000) for their work organizing the show and contributing a 1,500 word essay, along with administrative support from the UrbanGlass staff. Deadline: October 5, 2018  Learn more

The Catherine Hannah Behrend Fellowship provides two rising stars in visual arts management with executive-level mentors, invitations to high-level planning and strategy sessions, meetings with 92nd Street Y programming directors, and access to the wider 92Y staff and community. Fellows receive immersive instruction in visual arts management and also have the opportunity to work on a visual arts project meaningful to them. Deadline: October 12, 2018 Learn more

Chashma Space for Artists is facilitating the purchase of two sculptures for a newly renovated residential lobby space. Pieces may be pre-existing or made for the space, which has 15-foot ceilings and features white stone and light-colored wood. Deadline: October 14, 2018 Learn more

A Blade of Grass seeks applicants for its 2019 Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art. Selected fellows will receive $20,000 in minimally restricted support for artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures that highlight seemingly intractable social problems, inspire audiences, and energize folks to participate in and sustain long-term social change work. Deadline: November 16, 2018  Learn more

bj spoke gallery invites artists in all visual fine arts media to submit work for its annual EXPO competition. Artists may submit up to six images and/or two short videos. Erica Cooke, Reserach Fellow in the Painting and Sculpture Department at the Museum of Modern Art, will be the juror. Deadline: November 28, 2018. Learn more

Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) awards the annual Bechtel Prize to the author of a submission that explores creative writing, the imagination, and/or imaginative writing and arts education. The submission selected to receive the Bechtel Prize will appear on Teachers & Writers Magazine and the author will receive a $1,000 honorarium. Deadline: December 2, 2018 Learn more

Mattatuck Museum is accepting submissions for its MIXMASTER juried exhibition. The exhibition seeks to discover and recognize the talents of artists working in New England and the Tri-State region. Prizes will be awarded to three winners judged by Ashley Dillman, Sales Director at Frieght + Volume. Deadline: December 14, 2018  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

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 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 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

Pioneer Works invites artists to apply for its visual arts residency. For six-month periods, visual arts residents enjoy newly renovated studios, a series of curatorial visitors, and a dedicated monthly open studios program. Residents are also encouraged to lead a class, workshop, or roundtable as part of its public programs. Deadline: September 30, 2018. Learn more

Smack Mellon's Artist Studio Program provides six emerging artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space for eleven months and a $5,000 fellowship. Deadline: November 2, 2018 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. Deadlines: September 15, January 15, April 15. Learn more

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Space Available

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

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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