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Open Calls

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT ART) invites muralists, painters, illustrators, artists, designers and beyond to apply to the spring 2018 round of Barrier Beautification! One bold, simple design will be selected for implementation in May 2018 on jersey barriers that protect a bicycle lane on Park Row in lower Manhattan. Deadline: March 16, 2018 Learn more

The Fund for Public Health in New York City, Inc. (FPHNYC) on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) seeks proposals from community-based organizations for Active Art, an initiative to enhance the pedestrian experience through temporary, health-inspired public art installations. Deadline: March 19, 2018 Learn more

Project Curate, a program of NURTUREart in partnership with Juan Morel Campos High School is looking for artists to submit work for the upcoming exhibition, (Social) STATUS UPDATE. Artwork should be visual and can take the form of objects, audio or video. This exhibition will explore inequality created by social status. Deadline: March 21, 2018 Learn more

CUE Art Foundation is seeking proposals for Solo Exhibitions and Curatorial Projects to present at their East Chelsea gallery during the 2019 exhibition season. Exhibitions will take place at CUE between January and December 2019. Deadline: March 31, 2018 Learn more 

Amphion Foundation is acccepting applications from performing musical ensembles. Grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded to nonprofit performing ensembles for general operating support or for special projects. Deadline: April 1, 2018 Learn more

The Franklin Furnace Fund awards grants annually to emerging artists to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace. Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply; however, artists selected by the panel are expected to present their work in New York. Deadline: April 1, 2018 Learn more

Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), in partnership with the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is now issuing two opportunities for cultural organizations to express capacity, need, and interest in affordable workspace. While both efforts are for informational purposes only and are not tied to specific development sites or capital funding, they are essential to the successful development and programming of these spaces as new projects come online. Deadline: April 2, 2018 Learn more 

Harpo Foundation has two upcoming opportunities: It is inviting Letters of Inquiry for its 2018 New Work Project Grants program. Through the annual program, grants of up to $10,000 are awarded to nonprofit organizations in support of new work by artists 21 years or older. They are also accepting applications for their Visual Artists Program, where grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to artists 21 years or older who are underrecognized. Deadline: April 13 and April 20, 2018 Learn more 

The Art League of Long Island invites artists from Suffolk, Nassau, Brooklyn, and Queens to submit applications to show their large works in the Art League's spacious Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery. The juried exhibition titled "The Big Picture" is set to take place May 26 to July 1. Deadline: April 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 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 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

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

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) just launched UMEZ Arts Engagement, a new grant program aimed at enhancing the diversity and frequency of arts and cultural presentations in Upper Manhattan. Artists and organizations based in Upper Manhattan are encouraged to apply, and are required to attend info sessions in January or February to be eligible. Deadline: March 13, 2018 Learn more

BRIC is currently accepting applications from Brooklyn-affiliated visual artists to become a BRICworkspace artist-in-residence this summer or fall, and/or exhibit work at BRIC House via our ArtFP Open Call. Deadline: April 1, 2018 Learn more 

BRIC Media Share is a 10-12 month, in-kind grant program for Brooklyn-based or Brooklyn-affiliated non-profit organizations to learn how to create and use media. Our goal is to help non-profits become "hands-on" with the creation of videos and podcasts that promote and inform the public about their work. Deadline: March 12, 2018 Learn more 

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School invites applications for the 2018-2020 Vera List Center Fellowships. Two fellowships will be awarded, each spanning ten months and linked to the Vera List Center's 2018-2020 biennial curatorial focus theme If Art Is Politics. Deadline: April 1, 2018 Learn more

The Asian American Arts Alliance is launching the final cycle of Van Lier Fellowships in the Visual Arts for artists and curators of Asian descent who are 30 and under and based in New York City. Each fellow will receive a $12,000 cash stipend  as well as a package of professional development opportunities that includes artistic mentorship with a visual arts professional, leadership coaching, and technical assistance resources. Deadline: March 15, 2018 Learn more

The Design Trust Equitable Public Space Fellowship Program seeks candidates from historically marginalized groups and underrepresented perspectives who are curious, driven, and passionate about NYC's shared spaces and transforming the city's landscape.The Fellow will join the Design Trust team as a full-time paid staff member for an intensive one-year fellowship to begin in June 2018 and end in July 2019, and will become a part of the Design Trust community, interact with project fellows, partners, and collaborators. Deadline: March 18, 2018 Learn more

Princess Grace Foundation-USA seeks nominations for their 2018 Theater Award program. The annual program provides financial assistance in the categories of Scholarships and Apprenticeships/Fellowships. Grants will be awarded to theater artists who are at the beginning of their careers or an early stage of professional development. Deadline: March 30, 2018  Learn more

The Art League of Long Island is introducing a new opportunity for Long Island based visual and interdisciplinary artists to become a leader in the creative community through its Resident Artist Membership Program.  Six artists will ultimately be selected to participate in the program by a panel of educators and art leaders. Deadline: March 30, 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

To Protect, Serve, and Understand, The Irondale's collaboration with the NYPD, is auditioning! Be one of the 7 community members that will improvise with 7 New York CIty police officers. Participants will improvise, tell their own stories, and “step into each other’s shoes” to ultimately create an original and spontaneous performance that demonstrates what can come from mutual trust and compassionate understanding. Learn more


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