Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations

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Open Calls

Registration is open for Gowanus Open Studios 2019. Artists and businesses in the Gowanus neighborhood can participate in the annual weekend event, this year taking place Saturday and Sunday, October 19th and 20th from noon until 6:00 pm. Deadline: July 21, 2019 Learn more

Fear No Lit invites writers to apply for its Submerging Writer Fellowship. Writers who have not had a book published or won major awards can receive publication of a chapbook, event planning and marketing for a book launch, registration of up to $500 for a workshop, conference, class, retreat, etc, and a $500 stipend. Deadline: July 31, 2019 Learn more

The journal Public Art Dialogue invites submissions for its upcoming issue, Public Art and Sex(uality). Submissions may address multi-medial types of 'sexualized' public artworks in the past and present and particularly ask how they have drawn members of the public out of their comfort zone. Contributions are welcomed by scholars and professionals across all stages of their careers. Deadline: August 1, 2019 Learn more

Southeastern Theatre Conference, Inc. invites performers to apply to audition in its Fall Professional Unified Auditions. Auditions will take place August 25 and 26, 2019 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC. A wide variety of theater and entertainment companies from across the nation come to SETC for their casting/hiring needs. Deadline: August 12, 2019 Learn more

Dance/NYC invites professional and advanced dancers to register to audition for the ninth presentation of the 9/11 Table of Silence Project, a performance ritual for peace at Lincoln Center. Since the inaugural performance in 2011, nearly 1,400 dancers have performed in the project, and nearly one million people have viewed the livestream across the world. Deadline: August 14, 2019 Learn more

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

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 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

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

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, lesbian, 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

Artists Alliance Inc. invites artists to apply for the LES Studio Program, which provides free three and six-month residencies to under-represented, emerging, and mid-career artists. Artists working across all disciplines are encouraged to apply for fully-funded shared studio space in the historic Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center on the Lower East Side. Residents also have the opportunity to present work to curators and critics through AAI-organized studio visits, a curated exhibition, exposure to a broad general audience during bi-annual open studios, and a monthly stipend. Deadline: July 19, 2019 Learn more

New York Foundation For the Arts invites artists to apply for its Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Performing & Literary Arts. From August to December 2019, selected artists will work with artist mentors who provide peer support and access to the New York cultural world and beyond. Group meetings and informal gatherings will also foster community within the program. Deadline: July 29, 2019 Learn more

Creative Capital's Taller profesional para artistas is a free, four-month career development program for spanish-speaking Latinx artists in New York City. The program introduces artists of all disciplines to planning, financial, fundraising, and promotional skills and tools, building the capacity of each artist to reach their creative goals, strengthen their communities, and develop thriving careers. It will also address the challenges faced by Latinx artists working in multural cultural and linguistic contexts in New York City while fostering a supportive peer community of artists advocating for themselves and each other. Deadline: July 31, 2019 Learn more

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

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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