Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations

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Open Calls

NYC Parks invites artist to submit works for consideration to be displayed in a gallery near East River State Park in Williamsburg. Works should relate to themes including experiences in parks in Greenpoint and Williamsburg as well as the culture of activism and sustainability surrounding parks there. Deadline: February 29, 2020 Learn more

Creative Capital invites artists to apply for the Creative Capital Awards. Selected artists will receive up to $50,000 in project funding plus career development resources valued at more than $50,000. Artists who have five or more years of experience working in any discipline are welcome to apply. Deadline: February 29, 2020 Learn more

apexart invites curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals to submit proposals for exhibitions outside New York City. Winning proposals receive production funding and support. Deadline: March 1, 2020 Learn more

Pubic Art Dialogue is accepting project submissions for its Fall 2020 issue: The Failure of Public Art. Projects should be unique artworks and/or art interventions designed specifically for the pages and cover of Public Art Dialogue. Deadline: March 1, 2020 Learn more

The New York Community Trust has issued a request for proposals to help build the capacity of New York City-based noprofit arts and cultural groups with operating budgets between $250,000 and $1.5 million. Support can go to addressing administrative challenges, starting a new program or expanding an existing one, or exploring other ways to sustain organizations in the longer term. Deadline: March 4, 2020 Learn more

Artists, makers, and designers are invited to apply to participate in the Art and Social Activism Festival, taking place April 1-26 on New York City's Lower East Side. The theme of the 2020 festival is Art and Wellness: Healthy Planet, Body, and Mind. Artwork and products that address social justice issues related to healthcare access, the wellness industry, mental and physical health, environmental sustainability, nutrition, and food security will be prefered by the curatorial committee. Deadline: March 8, 2020 Learn more

The Sharjah Art Foundation's Sharjah Film Platform Short Film Production Grant provides funding to selected filmmakers to complete a short film. Final films must be completed by November 20, 2020 and will premiere at Sharjah Film Platform in December of 2020. Deadline: March 15, 2020 Learn more

Creative Time's Emerging Artist Open Call is accepting applications from artists who have not yet received substantial support from a major arts institution. The selected artist will create a new public artwork that can be realized for $50,000 or less, to be presented in New York City in 2021. Deadline: March 15, 2020 Learn more

CUE's Solo Exhibition Open Call is open to emerging and under-recotnized artists who have a demonstrated, consistent studio practice. Selected artists will receive mentor support, a $5,000 honorarium, and a five-week solo exhibition at CUE Art Foundation in 2021. Deadline: March 18, 2020 Learn more

By the People, a free, city-wide international arts and dialogue festival presented by Halcyon in Washington, DC, is holding an open call for artists working in all art forms to submit proposals for performances or large scale artworks. The festival’s more than 100 events include performances, art installations, and curated conversations about what it means to seek life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Deadline: March 23, 2020 Learn more

Van Alen Institute wishes to spark a new public conversation with Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge. The design competition will challenge participants to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway, creating unconventional designs that respect and enhance the bridge’s landmark status, think inclusively about mobility and access, and accommodate commuters, visitors, and vendors. Three professionals (22 years of age and older) and three young adults (21 years of age or under) will be selected by an interdisciplinary jury, and two winners will be chosen to further develop their ideas. Deadline: April 5, 2020 Learn more

Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation awards grants of up to $10,000 to visual artists, musicians, performers, and writers. In 2020, the organization will accept applications in four cycles: Until February 17, from March 2 - May 18, June 1 - August 31, and September 14 - November 16. Learn more

ioby's Artists Lead! program allows artists to fundraise for community-based projects and receive up to $15,000 in matching funds. Projects must focus on a geographic community, produce a shared benefit or public good, and begin implementation any time before December 2020. Deadline: Rolling 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 Learn more

#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

LMCC's Workspace residency is a nine-month program that offers studio space, a $1,200 stipend, and opportunities for dialogue with peers and arts professionals. Artists working in disciplines including, but not limited to, visual arts, film, performance art, social practice, digital media, and the literary arts are welcome to apply. Deadline: February 27, 2020 Learn more 

Lower East Side Printshop invites artists to apply for its Keyholder Residency Program. The year-long program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. In addition, residents receive a $1,000 stipend, storage space, one free class, career development workshops, inclusion in the Printshop's permanent collection, and opportunities to show new work in exhibitions and other public events presented by the Printshop. Deadline: March 1, 2020 Learn more

Chautauqua School of Art invites artists who have yet to receive wide recognition of their work to apply for its residency program. The program supports artists in all disciplines through collaboration, a group exhibition, oppotunities to sell work, and more. Deadline: March 2, 2020 Learn more

The Asian American Arts Alliance invites theater artists to apply for the 2020 Van Lier Fellowship, and invites dance artists to apply for the Jadin Wong Fellowship. Each fellowship is open to early-career Asian American artists age 30 or younger, and includes artistic mentorship as well as a cash stipend of $6,000. Deadline: March 16, 2020 Learn more

The Session program at Recess supports the creation of new work by providing flexible studio and exhibition space, funding, and professional development. Session projects are socially-engaged and ongoing. Artists work in the gallery space during open hours, interacting with the public as they develop their projects. Successful Sessions have a vision for how they will change and develop over the course of two months. Deadline: March 17, 2020 Learn more

Dance/NYC's Disability. Dance. Artistry. Program awards residencies to up to four dance artists and/or dance ensembles working artists with and without disabilities. Residencies include an honorarium of $3,000, an additional stipend for personal care assistants and/or access needs, up to 30 hours of rehearsal time over the course of one week, a public event, mentorship, and more. Deadline: April 3, 2020 Learn more

Women's Studio Workshop invites artists at any stage in their career to apply for its Studio Residency Grant. The six- to eight-week residency includes a stipend of $350 per week plus stipends for materials and travel, free onsite housing in Rosendale, New York, and 24/7 studio access. Artists may create new work in any of Women's Studio Workshop's studio disciplines, including intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. Deadline: June 30, 2020 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
LMHQ offers free meeting and event space grants to eligible nonprofits. Applications are available on a quarterly basis. For use in April, May, and June 2020, applications are open February 3 - February 12. For use in July, August, and September 2020, applications are open May 1 - May 13. For use in October, November, and December 2020, applications are open August 3 - August 12. Learn more

Spaceworks has art studios available in Gowanus, with the new addition of a meeting room. Rent the meeting room for $20/hour for access to a whiteboard, conference phone, tables, and chairs and can accommodate 10-15 people. To schedule a studio tour, call (718) 408-8755. Learn more

ChaShaMa provides presentation venues that vary from storefront windows and raw industrial spaces to white box galleries and outdoor spaces. Selected presenters 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

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

Humanities New York and Citizens Committee will host a grants workshop on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the New Lots Public Library. Learn about grant opportunities, hear tips for resident-led projects, and participate in a project barinstorming activity. To register, call 212-822-9598. 

The Center for Art Law and NYFA will host a visual artists' immigration clinic on Thursday, January 30th and Tuesday, March 24 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at NYFA's offices in Dumbo. The clinic is designed for visual artists who are working towards obtaining a visa in the United States. 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.
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