Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations

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Open Calls

Hunter East Harlem Gallery invites artists seeking or currently holding an O-1 Artist Visa to submit to its open call for The Extraordinary, a group show that will feature eight artists. Selected artists will also receive an honorarium, shipment of artwork, and workshops with immigration lawyers and other visa seekers and awardees. Deadline: August 15, 2019 Learn more

Arts Westchester seeks proposals for four bike rack commissions for the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Artists who live, work, or maintain a studio in New York State are eligible to submit proposals, and selected artists will receive an $8,000 commission to cover design, fabrication, and artist fees for each bike rack. Designs should consider the surrounding community and the region's cultural significance. Deadline: August 18, 2019 Learn more

NeON Arts is a project of the Neighborhood Opportunity Network that offers young people in New York City the chance to explore the arts through projects in a variety of disciplines, including dance, music, theater, visual arts, poetry, and digital media. NeON Arts is seeking artists and art organizations to implement projects in Brownsville, East New York, Bedford Stuyvesant, Staten Island, Harlem, Jamaica, and South Bronx. Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to selected artists during the fall/winter round. Deadline: August 31, 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 $6,500 prize money, along with a group exhibition, art supplies, editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, and more. Deadline: August 31, 2019 Learn more

The Hurricane Maria Memorial Commission invites architects and artists to enter a competition to create a memorial honoring the victims of Hurricane Maria. The Esplanade and the Chambers Street Overlook have been chosen as potential sites for the memorial, and artists should consider these locations in their designs. Applicants should have examples of previous large-scale outdoor sculptural installation projects with budgets over $100,000. Deadline: September 9, 2019 Learn more

The CreateNYC Language Access Fund is a pilot grant program of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs that advances their shared dedication to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and access throughout the cultural sector. This fund will support organizations’ new and ongoing efforts to increase access to cultural programming for audiences whose primary language is not English, including American Sign Language (ASL). Deadline: September 9, 2019 Learn more

Professional artists or artist collectives are invited to submit proposals to ArtsWestchester for a permanent mural to be completed on an underpass on the Rockland County landing of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Selected finalists will be awarded a $300 stipend to submit final designs, and the project winner will receive a $38,000 commission to cover installation, materials, and artist fees. Deadline: September 13, 2019 Learn more

Become a mentor for Free Arts NYC's Creative Lab program! Creative Lab gives teens a window into the creative industry with monthly studio visits, professional development workshops, and other opportunities. Mentors spend two afternoons per month meeting with teens and should have some youth development experience as well as a background in fine arts. Deadline: September 15 Learn more

The New York Community Trust and The Mosaic Fund invite arts organizations led by, created for, and accountabl to African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American people in New York City to apply for upcoming grants. Organizations with annual operating budgets between $20,000 and $3 million are eligible to apply for three-year grants of up to $100,000 annually. Selected organizations will also be paired with a mentor, consultant, and/or peer-based group. Deadline: September 17, 2019 Learn more

The Chinese American Arts Council is accepting applications for shows in its exhibition space, Gallery 456, in Soho. Selected artists will receive space to exhibit, staffing, promotion, and an opening reception. The gallery presents eight to twilve shows per year, with works from emerging and well established artists. Deadline for priority in 2020: September 20, 2019 Learn more

The NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music, and Theatre gives grants of $20,000 to $50,000 to finish film, television, and digital projects; create music recordings or videos; and produce live theatre. Projects made by women-identifying artists as well as those featuring a strong female perspective and/or include a female-identified director, producer, writer, engineer, protagonist, or lead musical role are eligible. Deadline: October 1, 2019 Learn more

The City of New York seeks artists interested in creating a public monument that honors Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera as part of She Built NYC, an effort to commission a public monument or artwork thta honors women's history in New York City. Artists and artist teams my respond with samples of past work and supplementary materials to be considered for the commission. The City, in partnership with an advisory committee of outside arts and design professionals, will select artists to proceed to phase two of the open call. Deadline: October 1, 2019 Learn more

A Blade of Grass invites invites artists to apply for its 2020 open call. The 12-month program, which supports artists addressing social problems in their work, awards $20,000 in minimally restricted support, comprehensive written field research reports, a 2-day oriendation retreat, and ongoing networking and promotion opportunities. This year, at least one of the fellowships will be awarded to an NYC-based artist of color under the age of 30. This fellowship will last for 18 months instead of 12 and fellows will receive mentoring opportunities, project development assistance, and other professional development opportuinties. Deadline: October 16, 2019 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

Chamber Music America's Performance Plus program provides grants to U.S. based female-led jazz ensembles to engage an experienced jazz artist-educator for six listening sessions as well as a recording session. Ensembles must consist of 2-10 musicians and cannot have previously received major awards, commissions, prizes, or other types of national recognition. Deadline: August 23, 2019 Learn more

The Margins Fellowship with the Asian American Writers Workshop is awarded annually to four NYC-based emerging Asian, Muslim, and Arab writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry. The year-long program includes a $5,000 stipend, a three week-long residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts in upstate New York, a six-month mentorship with an established writer, and more! Deadline: September 9, 2019 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
ChaShaMa provides presentation venues that vary from storefron windows and raw industrial spaces to white box galleries and outdoor spaces. Selected presentors 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

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
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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