Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations

Open Calls  |  Residencies & Fellowships  |  Space  |  Other   

Subscribe to BAC's News & Opportunities e-blasts to keep up with the latest open calls, residency announcements, and more straight to your inbox. Subscribe here.

Open Calls

NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine is issuing a Request for Qualifications for lead artists to work on the NYC Health + Hospitals Community Murals Project. The CMP will connect artists, local community members, and hospital staff to re-imagine hospitals and promote greater neighborhood wellness. Deadline: May 17, 2019 Learn more

Art in Odd Places invites proposals for its fifteenth annual public art and performance festival, taking place along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River this fall. Art in Odd Places 2019: INVISIBLE, curated by LuLu LoLo, seeks imaginative proposals by artists who are sixty years old and older - either working solo or collectively. Proposals from intergenerational collaborations are also welcome. This year, submissions will only be accepted via telephone call on May 18 from 12am to 11:59pm. In line with the focus of INVISIBLE, the proposed artwork will not be seen, only described in the telephone call application. Deadline: May 18, 2019 Learn more

Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation will accept applications for the Arts Writers Grant Program beginning April 17, 2019. The grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in four categories--articles, blogs, books, and short-form writing--these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs. It also supports art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles. Deadline: May 20, 2019. Learn more

Artists are invited to submit design proposals in response to the 2019 Asphalt Art Activations open call. DOT Art is partnering with DOT Public Spaces and the Chinatown Partnership to commission mural designs to be painted onto asphalt street spaces on Doyers Street and Mott Street as part of the Seasonal Streets initiative in Lower Manhattan. Seasonal Streets are temporary transformations of streets into vibrant public spaces for pedestrians. Selected artists will be awarded up to $10,000 to impletment their design in July 2019. Deadline: May 22, 2019 Learn more

Printed Matter, Inc. is accepting book proposals as part of its ongoing Emerging Artists Publication Series. The call is open to individuals who reside in the five boroughs of New York City who are not currently enrolled in an undergrad or graduate level program. Up to two compelling book proposals will be selected by Printed Matter staff and a guest jury to be developed and published under its imprint in 2019-20. Selected artists will receive $1,500 and 5% of the edition. Deadline: May 31, 2019 Learn more

PEN America is now accepting applications for its literary grants. Distinct grants are available to writers and works-in-progress in translation, young adult and middle grade writing, and oral history. PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants of $5,000 support the translation of book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or drama that have not previously appeared in English in Print or have appeared only in an outdated or otherwise flawed translation. The $10,000 PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History recognizes a literary work of nonfiction that uses oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place or movement. The PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship awards $5,000 to an author of children's or young adult fiction. Deadline: June 1, 2019 Learn more

MTA Arts & Design seeks images of artists' previous work to review in consideration for a new Percent for Art project to be fabricated in mosaic or other durable materials. The locations are within the new LIRR terminal and concourse below Grand Central Terminal. An approved fabricator will translate the final design into the identified medium, so experience with mosaic or other materials to be used will not be taken into consideration during the review process. Selection will be based on artistic merit as evidenced in previous work, exhibition history, awards, honors, and publications, and demonstrated proficiency in the media in which the artist regularly works. Artists must be available to work inNew York during the installation period (2019-2022). Deadline: June 4, 2019 Learn more

The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is accepting submissions to be considered for inclusion in its 2020 exhibition year. The Mattress Factory is dedicated to installation art and is looking for artists with an appropriate body of work and experience to create a new installation in one of its galleries. Deadline: July 1, 2019 Learn more

The Human Impacts Institute's Creative Climate Awards are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired public works. Artists are invited to submit work to be considered for prizes of up to $2,000 and spots in a month-long exhibit in New York. Deadline: July 12, 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

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, 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 $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

Back to top


Residencies & Fellowships

Abrons Arts Center's AIRspace Residency for Visual Artists annually supports four visual art residencies for New York City-based artists. Residents receive a $1,000 unrestricted stipend for their participation in the program as well as a semi-private studio for nine months at the Abrons facility located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Throught the residency cycle, studio visits are arranged with critics, curators, artists, and other arts-workers. The residency period culminates in a group exhibition in Abrons' galleries. Deadline: May 22, 2019 Learn more

The New York Community Trust is accepting proposals for its 2019 Van Lier Fellowship to Advance the Development of Young Professional Artists from Historicaly Underrepresented Populations. The Van Lier Fund provides support for talented young people from historically underrepresented populations who are dedicated to a career in the arts. Grants this year will provide assistance to arts groups in all disciplines. Deadline: May 23, 2019 Learn more

Dance/NYC invites individual dance artists with spinal cord injury (SCI) and/or dance ensembles working with artists with SCI to apply for the Disability. Dance. Artistry Residency Program. Residencies last four months (August to December, 2019) and include an honorarium of $5,000, up to 60 hours of rehearsal time at participating centers, a 10-class card at Gibney, private or public studio showings, open rehearsals, and/or public talks, and in-kind marketing and communications through Dance/NYC platforms. Deadline: June 7, 2019 Learn more

EmcArts is now accepting applications for the Greater New York City Area cohort of Arts Leaders as Cultural Innovators (ALACI), a nationally renowned leadership development program that will engage up to 20 first-time regional executive and artistic directors of nonprofit arts and culture organizations. The 12-month process of seminars, executive coaching, and practicums aims to leave a long-term legacy of increased capacity for adaptive change across the New York Metro Area, and advance a cohort of leaders who can maintain and actively support organizational innovation and adaptive change processes. Deadline: June 25, 2019 Learn more

The Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York invites women artists to apply for its Studio Residency Grant. The six-to-eight week residency is awarded to artists interested in creating new work in a discipline supported by the studio, including intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. It includes a stipend of $350 per week, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, up to $250 for travel within the continental United States, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. Deadline: June 30, 2019 Learn more

Queer|Art|Mentorship is a year-long fellowship program that nurtures exchange between artists at all levels of their careers, working against social separation between generations and disciplines. Fellows in film, performance, literature, and visual art work on a project in dialogue with a mentor, while fellows in curatorial practice apply to participate in the program as a curator-in-residence. Artists must be working at a generative level in their artistic field, self-identify as queer, lesiban, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, and/or intersex, and be New York City-based for the full duration of the program. Deadline: July 18, 2019 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

Back to top

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


Don't miss out! Subscribe here to get future mailings straight to your inbox.

Have an opportunity to share? Let us know! Email vhas@brooklynartscouncil.org with your listing.

Back to top