Opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations

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Open Calls

CUE is accepting applications for its solo exhibition open call for emerging and under-recognized artists. Selected artists will receive mentor support from an established artist or curator on the selection panel, including a studio visit and installation guidance in preparation for the exhibition. Exhibiting artists also receive a $5,000 honorarium and an accompanying exhibition catalogue with an essay written by a participant in CUE's art critic mentoring program. Deadline: March 22, 2019 Learn more

Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC) is one of many visual and performing arts programs administered by MTA Arts & Design. Once a year, MTA Music holds auditions to add new performers to its roster. Musicians, music industry professionals, MTA representatives, community arts organizations members and others will judge each performance on the criteria of quality, variety, and appropriateness for the mass transit environment. Number of performers, space requirements, instruments, professionalism, and volume will all be considered. Deadline: March 22, 2019 Learn more

The Field seeks propsoals for 10-minute presentations of works in progress to be presented at its 2019 Fielday showcase. Dance, theater, music, experimental theater/performance creators residing in all five NYC boroughs are welcome to apply. Works should demonstrate an integrity and curiosity to their creative and artistic discipline. Deadline: March 26, 2019 Learn more

The Women's Center for Creative Work invites proposals for its new project, Co-Conspirator Press. Co-Conspirator Press will support artists, designers, and writers that use their voice to challenge and address intersectional feminist issues. Its first open call asks applicants to consider the idea of a workbook and how it might further an intersectional feminist agenda. Deadline: March 29, 2019 Learn more

The Brooklyn Chapter of the Links seeks submissions for its 18th Annual Women of African Descent Film Festival. Submissions should engage the theme of linkages: women, their families, neighborhoods, and the global community. The festival provides a supportive exhibition platform, offering stipends to participants and seeking industry opportunities that will help expose filmmakers' works and further their careers. Deadline: March 29, 2019 Learn more

The New York City Department of Sanitation invites artists to submit proposals to Trucks of Art, an opportunity for artists to put their artwork on its collection trucks. Artists are encouraged to focus their proposals around sustainability. Deadline: March 31, 2019 Learn more 

Art Connects New York invites artists to submit proposals for the one-day Participatory Art Fair to be located at Fulton Houses in West Chelsea. Fulton residents are looking for creative proposals to enhance the social experience in the outdoor public spaces on their campus, and these proposals should build upon the social, environmental, and artistic experiences residents have identified as important to their community. Deadline: March 31, 2019 Learn more

The Church of the Heavenly Rest is seeking submissions of artwork for its upcoming exhibit, We All Belong. Visual artists are invited to submit artwork that deals with questions of belonging and community in New York City. Artwork will be selected by a committee to be included in the exhibition starting May 9. Deadline: April 1, 2019 Learn more

El Sotano Art Space invites artists to submit work for its upcoming exhibit, /noun./ verb./ ad-jec-tive./. Submitted work should explore language as a medium and tool, beyond using it as a visual element. The exhibit at El Sotano's space in Bushwick will take place April 26-May 19. Deadline: April 1, 2019 Learn more

Franklin Furnace invites early career performance artists to apply to the Franklin Furnace Fund, which awards grants of $2,000 - $10,000 for artists to produce major performance art works in New York. Selected artists must present new works of performance art. Deadline: April 1, 2019  Learn more

Trestle Gallery invites artists to submit work for consideration for its Small Works 2019 exhibition, curated by Will Hutnick. Pieces may be no larger than 12 inches on the longest side. 2D an 3d framed and unframed works in any medium are accepted. Deadline: April 1, 2019 Learn more

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum is accepting applications for its Lilian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant. The grant is awarded annually to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need. Deadline: April 1, 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

Aperture invites photographers and lens-based artists from around the world to submit projects to its Summer Open, an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation's gallery in New York. The exhibition seeks to reveal and report on key themes and trends driving contemporary photography. The theme of the 2019 Aperture Summer Open is "Delirious Cities," which asks how photographs can define the diversity of urban experience today. Deadline: April 12, 2019 Learn more

Public Art Dialogue, a scholarly journal for critical discourse and commentary about the practice of public art, is accepting artists' project submissions for the Public Art and the Environment issue to be published in Fall 2019. Projects should relate to the theme of the particular issue and treat the journal itself as a site for public art. Artists of all disciplines and all points in their careers are encouraged to submit projects to the journal. Deadline: April 15, 2019 Learn more

ChaShaMa invites visual artists to submit proposals for exciting installations for its Diamond District window display. Selected artists will be paid for their work, which will be on view for six months starting mid-June. The space receives heavy foot traffic, and at least four artist will be selected to present site-specific installations. Deadline: April 30, 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

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 $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

BRIC Media Share is a New York Emmy award winning, in-kind grant program for Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-affiliated non-profit organizations. During a 10-12 month grant cycle, staff from selected organizations take custom media classes, get paired with professional mentors, and learn how to make video and podcast projects to move their own missions forward. All projects air on Brooklyn Free Speech broadcast and digital channels. Deadline: March 29, 2019 Learn more

The Studio Museum in Harlem offers an eleven-month studio residency for three emerging artists working in any media. The program is designed to serve emerging artists of African and Latin American descent working locally, nationally, or internationally. It has supported over 100 graduates who have gone on to highly regarded careers. Deadline: April 1, 2019 Learn more

Makerspace invites artists to apply for its Art in the Park sculpture residency. For two months, artists will focus on using recycled materials to create sculptures that will be installed outside Makerspace's office in Staten Island. Led by sculptor Scott Van Campen, artists will meet weekly and will have access to studio space to complete projects. Deadline: April 8, 2019 Learn more

Recess invites artists to apply for its Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 Session projects. Session artists receive flexible space and resources to realize ambitious projects. The program goes beyond the traditional residency structure to facilitate interactions between artists and audiences throughout the creative process. Artists also receive an unrestricted honorarium of $1,500 and a project stipend ranging from $3,000-$8,000 based on the material needs of their work. Deadline: April 10, 2019  Learn more

Recess partners with artists to build a more just and inclusive creative community. In each year-long session, artists are given flexible space and resources to realize ambitious projects that align with Recess's mission to create a more just and inclusive arts community. Session artists receive an unrestricted honorarium of $1,500 as well as a project stipend ranging form $3,000-$8,000 based on the material needs of their project. Arists have access to studio space 24 hours a day and receive individualized support from Recess staff and advisory board members. Deadline: April 10, 2019 Learn more

VisArts invites applications and proposals from artists for a six month studio fellowship at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland. The Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge and artists recieve a $500 per month stipend. Fellows present their work in solo exhibitions at the end of their fellowships. Deadline: April 12, 2019 Learn more

The Enterprise Rose Fellowship partners community-engaged architects and artists with local community development organizations to facilitate an inclusive approach that creates and preserves sustainable, affordable communities. Its two-year artists fellowships are open to artists working in all disciplines who can demonstrate experience in applying their artistic or cultural practice in a community-engaged context. Deadline: April 14, 2019 Learn more

The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling invites visual artist working across disciplines to apply for its artist in residence program, which begins in September 2019 and concludes in September 2020. The residency provides a free, unfurnished 45p square-foot studio space and a $7,000 honorarium, as well as a culminating exhibition. Artists in residence must be committed to public engagement through their artistic practice and to working with the Museum's primary audience of three- to eight-year-old children. Deadline: April 15, 2019  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. Deadline: April 15, 2019 Learn more

Trestle Gallery invites artists to apply for its two distinct residency programs. Trestle Artist Residencies are available for artists hoping to find a foothold in the art world while developing a new body of work. Residents receive a 10% discount on TAS membership as well as support from an advisor. Residents are also invited to participate in an end-of-year exhibition. Visiting Artist residencies are ideal for established artists wit ha serious practice looking for a space to make work while engaging with the Trestle Gallery & Art Space community. The Visiting Artist Residency offers one artist a free private studio membership for six months at Trestle Art Space, and the visiting resident artist leads monthly public critiques for the duration of the residency. Deadline: April 15, 2019 Learn more

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) hosts seven artists and designers during each round of its six-month Artist Studios program. One full-time MAD Artist Fellow receives a $15,000 stipend and dedicated studio space in which they work forty hours each week (formatted as fifteen "open studio" hours and twenty-five "closed studio" hours). Fellows are provided with additional professional development and mentorship opportunities and benefit from a culminating Fellow Focus exhibition at MAD. The six daily residents are assigned one day to work each week throughout the duration of the six-month cycle, for which they receive access to shared studio space and a stipend of $125 per studio shift. Candidates must be thirty years old or younger at the start of their fellowship and identify racially and/or culturally with a historically underrepresented community. Deadline: April 18, 2019 Learn more

The Queens Museum will award two visual artists year-long fellowships through its Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2019-2020. Fellows will receive $20,000 each, professional development consultations, close mentorship from Queens Museum staff working toward their projects, and culminating exhibitions at the Queens Museum in 2020. Eligible artists will have completed their studies but not had a solo exhibition at an established commercial gallery or institution in the U.S. Deadline: April 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 1, 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

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Space Available
The New Museum's NEW INC is a shared workspace incubator program supporting an interdisciplinary community of 100 people each year. The year-long program runs from September to August and is designed to support creative practitioners as they pursue a sustainable practice or bring new business to life. Individuals and teams of up to four people who work at the intersection of art, design, and technology are invited to apply. Deadline: April 20, 2019 Learn more
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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