Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations

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Open Calls

Governors Island invites arts, cultural, and educational organizations to submit proposals for exhibitions, performances, installations, screenings, workshops, and more. Programs and projects that engage meaningfully with the Island's unique conditions are especially welcome. Deadline: November 15, 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

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

NYC Parks' Ebony Society invites artists to submit work for the exhibition Power to the People in celebration of Black History Month. Works should be interpretations on the theme of public demonstration in New York City, specifically in parks, drawing on both the city's rich history of protest and current social conflicts. Deadline: November 29, 2018  Learn more

Old Stone House & Washington Park invites emerging artists of all media to submit proposals for work that reimagines monuments in New York City for its ongoing project, Race and Revolution: Reimagining Monuments. Artists are encouraged to contact curator Katie Fuller to discuss ideas or to visit the exhibition site. Deadline: November 30, 2018 Learn more

USArtists International invites artists to apply for grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, and more for performances at important international cultural festivals and arts marketplaces. Deadline: November 30, 2018  Learn more

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation are supporting the Poetry Out Loud contest, which encourages high-schoolers to learn about poetry through memorization and recitation. Individual or groups of teachers, school clubs, or out-of-school programs for school-aged individuals can register their group to compete at the state level for a chance to compete at the national level. Deadline: December 1, 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

The Art League of Long Island invites artists to submit work for its 59th Long Island Artists Exhibition. Artists residing in Suffolk, Nassau, Brooklyn, and Queens may submit up to 5 works, including two and three-dimensional work in any medium. Deadline: December 5, 2018 Learn more

Sing for Hope requests proposals from visual artists to create artwork on pianos to be placed in parks and public places throughout New York City. Since 2010, the organization has stationed 450 pianos for public use in all five boroughs. Pianos remain outside for three weeks and are then donated to community-based organizations. Deadline: December 9, 2018 Learn more

ArtsWestchester seeks qualifications from professional New York State artists or artist collectives interested in creating a permanent site-responsive work of public sculpture for a new apartment complex in the Fleetwood neighborhood of Mount Vernon. Deadline: December 14, 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

No Longer Empty is now accepting applications for its 2019 curatorial lab. NLE Lab will partner with Kings County Hospital Center in East Flatbush for this socially conscious professional development program for emerging curators and cultural workers. It includes a curriculum of critical readings, guest speakers, site/historical research, an dstudio/exhibition visits, culminating in a collectively curated exhibition with related programming. Deadline: January 14, 2019  Learn more

The Creative Center is accepting applications for its Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Healthcare and Creative Aging 2019. The week-long training will focus on the role of arts in healthcare and creative aging, providing theoretical and didactic approaches to implementing and sustaining high-quality arts programming in a variety of settings serving people living with ilness and older adults across the aging spectrum. Deadline: January 31, 2019  Learn more

Susquehanna Art Museum invites artists to submit entries for its 2019 juried exhibition, Inspired: Contemporary Responses to A Legacy of Courage. Artists will be invited to visit the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections (in person or online) and to create original works inspired by the collection. Deadline: April 4, 2019 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

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

Dance/USA has announced Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists, a new national program to support individual artists. Fellowships will directly support dance artists who have substantial practice of working through dance to address social change. Deadline: November 16, 2018 Learn more

The ArtsLink Back Apartment Residency program provides opportunities for artists to conduct research, create new work, collaborate with the local arts community, and create special projects in St. Petersburg, Russia. Residencies last on month for artists and 10-14 days for curators. Deadline: December 15, 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: January 15, April 15 Learn more

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period, are $7,000 cash awards made to individual artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. They are intended to fund an artists vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development. The 2019 categories are architecture/environmental structures/design, choreography, music/sound, photography, and playwriting/screenwriting. Deadline: January 23, 2019 Learn more

The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU invites artists and scholars to develop self-directed projects that expand the way we think about ballet's history, practice, and performance through its CBA Fellowship Program. Deadline: December 1, 2018 Learn more

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Space Available

A lottery is open for affordable apartments at the Clark, a development in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Deadline: December 12, 2018 Learn more

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
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

On Wednesday, November 14, Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. invites galleries, artists, performers, directors, and cultural organizations to the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights Arts & Culture Town Hall. Participate in an open disucssion around the intersection of shared economy in art and culture hosted by Arts & Culture Ambassador Joseph C. Grant, Jr. from 6pm to 9 pm at the Grand Army Plaza Public Library. 

No Longer Empty is now accepting applications for its 2019 curatorial lab and will host an information session on Saturday, November 17, 2018. NLE Lab will partner with Kings County Hospital Center in East Flatbush for this socially conscious professional development program for emerging curators and cultural workers. It includes a curriculum of critical readings, guest speakers, site/historical research, an dstudio/exhibition visits, culminating in a collectively curated exhibition with related programming.  Learn more
Join Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York (NOCD-NY) for Cultural Organizing for Community Change this Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 9:30am - 6:00pm. Workshops and leaders will include BOLD (Builders Organizers and Leaders Through Dance); Freeing Our Voices, Sounding Our Stories; Gowanus: Fighting for Environmental Housing Justice along the Canal; Undesign the Redline; A Vision for Liberation through Image Theater; Visiting Interference Archive and the Justseeds Artists; Coopoerative, and more. Learn more and register here. 

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.

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