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Residency: CASITA MARIA CENTER FOR ARTS & EDUCATION accepting applications for Performing Arts Residency Program

Deadline: July 31, 2014

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is currently accepting applications for its Performing Arts Residency Program. This initiative will highlight emerging artists in the performing arts: music, theater, performance art, poetry, and dance. Past Performing Artist Residents include: Intikana, "La Bruja" Caridad de la Luz, Sita Frederick and Areytos Performance Works, Circa '95, Cynthia Paniagua, Bobby Sanabria, The Peace Poets, Milteri Tucker and Bombazo Dance Co., Full Circle Productions and Michael Paul Britto.  This three-week process-oriented residency is awarded to five individual Artists per year. Through an Application and juried selection process, the program will provide much needed rehearsal space, performance venues, stipend and arts opportunities for the artists/arts groups while providing our community with rich arts-based culture right here in their neighborhood.  We ask that you spread the word by including the call on your respective websites, sending it out to many of your constituents, and encouraging any and all performance artists you know to apply.


Residency: National YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts
Deadline: August 15, 2014

YoungArts, with the generous support of The Related Group, has established the YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts, the first of several residency programs in the visual, literary, design and performing arts the organization is developing as it expands its support of the next generation of artists in the United States and strengthens its place as a creative-catalyst for Miami's growing cultural landscape. The YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts will be extended to at least three outstanding visual artists a year, offering them the opportunity to become immersed in the Miami community while developing their work. 


Deadline: September 11, 2014

Dancewave is currently renting a raw and open 3600 square foot space at 182 Fourth Avenue and DeGraw in Brooklyn, a great rental property located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn.
We are looking to find a tenant interested in renting the entire space (available 9/11/14) or partial space  (available immediately) for the next 12-18months (possibly longer). The space includes a small office with frontage on 4th Avenue, and a loading dock with parking space for one vehicle (a good investment
in and of itself!). This space is a "blank canvas" making it suitable for a broad range of uses, and is
available for rent on a monthly basis or short-term lease (up to 18months). For rates and all other inquiries please contact Madelyn Stein, Development Associate at or 718.522.4696.  
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Deadline: None



Located within walking distance of the New York Post,
a diner, and Bruckner Lumber.7 minutes from Manhattan.

  • 200 TO 5000 SQUARE FT.
  • 12 Ft. Ceilings
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Sorry, no living permitted

860 E. 136th S. (corner of Walnut Ave.), Bronx, NY 10454.

Four blocks from the 6 Train, Cypress Avenue Station.


Call for Artists

Call for Artists: The Art League of Long Island
Deadline: August 19, 2014

The Art League of Long Island invites artists from the tri-state area to submit entries to the upcoming juried photography competition “Pattern and Rhythm Through the Lens” showing in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery September 28 through November 2, 2014.  


Call for Artists: MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design

Deadline: August 29, 2014


MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design seeks professional artists for consideration to create public artwork for the Manhattanville Bus Depot in Manhattan. Please download the Call for Artists brochure for submission guidelines and for more information about the project.


Call for Artists: 2014 Vermont Performance Showcase

Deadline: September 3, 2014


The CALL FOR ARTISTS is open for the 2014 Vermont Performance Showcase on Thursday, November 20th at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. See the attached brochure for more information and registration details. Register by September 3, 2014 to save $25 and have the best shot at getting a showcase slot.



Deadline: September, 2014


Bronx Writers are invited to participate in an exciting borough-wide project which is currently unfolding: The Bronx Artist Documentary Project. Thirty Bronx-based photographers are photo-documenting 70 Bronx artists at work in their studios. The participants are as diverse as the borough itself. They range in age from 23 to 85 years... from classical painters to graffiti artists...installation artists to traditional sculptors...printmakers to textile artists... They work in Mott Haven to Riverdale, City Island to Hunts Point, Country Club to Norwood.Partnering with the Bronx Documentary Center and culminating in an exhibition at the Andrew Freedman Home in September, with several related public events.This project is destined to become part of the cultural history of The Bronx.We would love for some of our wonderful Bronx Writers to be involved: to interview the participants about their creative lives as artists in the Bronx and/or their experience in this Project, to help us document the story of the unfolding of the spread the word about it through blogs or other venues...or perhaps something else we haven't thought of!
For more information or to get involved, contact Danny Hauben at 718-884-2922or



Deadline: Early September, 2014


 CALLING ALL ARTISTS!El Museo del Barrio’s Curatorial team is inviting artists of Puerto Rican, Latin@, Latin American, or Caribbean descent to register for a twenty-minute portfolio review. From April through early September 2014, OVER THE TABLE, a part of the Office Hours project, offers art practitioners in different stages of their development the opportunity to engage in one-on-one discussions about their work or an upcoming project. These informal exchanges seeks to turn the traditional artist-curator portfolio review into an act of camaraderie between individuals working in the same field. About Office Hours (OH)OH is comprised of a series of actions spread throughout El Museo del Barrio’s facilities for which multi-disciplinary artist Nicolás Dumit Estévez invites the various departments of El Museo to operate at a horizontal level with its own exhibition space. OH conceives El Museo and the museum as a holistic work of art; that is, a living artwork existing beyond the boundaries of the exhibition space and co-mingling with life. OH [Office Hours] © 2013 Nicolás Dumit Estévez Guidelines

  • Open to artists of Puerto Rican, Latin@, Latin American, or Caribbean descent living in the greater NYC metropolitan area.Bring images of your work (in whatever format you choose) and the equipment that you will need to present it properly. Free Wi-Fi is available in El Museo’s Café.

  • You must be at El Café five minutes before the time allocated for your meeting and expect to be at El Museo for up to an hour. Late arrivals may not be seen.


Call for Artists: The Alexia Foundation
Deadline: September 5, 2014

The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the call for entries for our 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant which will provide a $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women.

Call for Artists: Greater Denton Arts Council
Deadline: September 5, 2014

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it's 28th year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5000 in prize money.

Call for Artists: Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program
Deadline: September 5, 2014

In the early 1980s, the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program was established with the goal to provide emerging artists residing in the New York metropolitan area with a 13-week seminar that addresses practical concerns, cultivates networking opportunities, and to introduce their work to a greater audience via exhibition and catalogue. Participating artists are encouraged to build their networks through the program's collaborative structure.

Call for Artists: Art:I:Curate 
Deadline: None

Art:i:curate wants to add your voice to their dialogue about contemporary art and culture. Whether it is contemporary art, design, film or other cultural disciplines, the journal features exhibitions, interviews, and other updates about the network of artists, curators, collectors, and partners. If you are an artist or designer who wishes to comment on a particular concept, an art enthusiast who has recently been to an exhibition or art fair that you would like to review, a student interested in interviewing a creative or art world figure, or a collector providing insight into the art market, Art:I:Curate wants to hear from you. 



Fellowship: Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship
Deadline: August 25, 2014

This one-year fellowship, administered on behalf of the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust, provides a $7,000 stipend together with valuable mentorship and exhibition opportunities, including learning from the curatorial staff about the creation and interpretation of exhibitions and arts programming and working with arts professionals to define career paths over the course of the program (January–December 2015). Van Lier Fellows will be given a studio space during the Winter Workspace Program and a solo show in the Sunroom Project Space. Current and past Van Lier fellows include Tammy Nguyen (2014), Alexandra Phillips (2014), Onyedika Chuke (2013), Francisco Donoso (2013), Nova Jiang (2012), and Cameron Rowland (2012). Eligibility: This fellowship is open to New York City-based artists who are 30 years of age or younger and are not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. It supports emerging artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and underserved communities.

Info Session at Wave Hill: July 26 at 3PM

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Workshop: Nonprofits and artists in New York City are invited to learn more about State & City support for arts & cultural activities

Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 | 9-11:30am

Any organization or individual coordinating cultural programming is invited, including museums, libraries, historical societies, artists & performing arts groups, filmmakers, community organizations and colleges & universities. Be sure to bring your questions and proposal ideas for this interactive event. Presentation from: Queens Council on the Arts, Brooklyn Arts Council, Bronx Council on the Arts, New York Council for the Humanities

Questions: Contact the New York Council for the Humanities at or (212)233-1131.







ARTFLOCK.ORG: is a new listing website of professional development opportunities, workshops, and lectures for artists in the New York City area. The website features a comprehensive calendar of professional development events searchable by organization, topic, or date. artflock is a core project of the Alliance for Sustainable Arts Professional Practices (ASAPP). ASAPP is a coalition of not-for-profit arts organizations and arts-related businesses dedicated to sharing professional development opportunities and best practice resources with artists in the New York City area. ASAPP members include A.I.R. Gallery, ALJIRA, apexart, ARTISIN, LLC, Bronx Council on the Arts, Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn Arts Council, Center for Book Arts, Creative Capital, Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, CUE Art Foundation, Culture Push, Dieu Donné, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Harlem Arts Alliance, Laundromat Project, Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York Foundation for the Arts, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, NURTUREart, Parsons - The New School for Design, Pratt Institute, Queens Council on the Arts, the Urban Artists Initiative, Utrecht Art Supplies. Major funding for ASAPP and artflock is provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, with additional support from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR BRONX-THEMED WORK: Mainland Media LLC is looking for artists and Bronx-themed artwork to feature and sell through its site, Mainland Media is based in The Bronx and creates, promotes and sells Bronx posters, postcards, photographs and souvenirs through its site. Mainland Media LLC is looking for photographers and other artists with artwork of Bronx architecture, Bronx streetscapes and other Bronx subjects who would like to include their work on's growing catalog. For more information, please contact either Anthony Ramirez II or John Martin.

CHICAGO ARTISTS RESOURCE (CAR) WEBSITE: Chicago Artists Resource (CAR) (Chicago, IL) website features thousands of links to opportunities, tools, resources and articles, including Square Feet Chicago, a comprehensive guide to buying and leasing space, and a series of articles on health and materials. CAR also solicits the participation of artists and organizations through opportunities to post their own work, jobs, forums, calls, announcements and “artist stories.”  Geared primarily towards Chicago artists, much of the site’s content is also invaluable to artists regardless of where they are based. Website:

FILE ONLINE AT ARTISTS SPACE: The Irving Sandler Artists File is a digitized image database and artist registry that is open to the public. The Artists File is not curated, and there is no fee to join or use this service. We invite curators and artists to join one of the largest and comprehensive artist registries online…” New beta website launched. Visit Artists File Online at Artists Space for more information, or to update your current profile. 

LEE & LOW BOOKSis a quality children's book publisher that specializes in multicultural themes. Our goal is to meet the need for books that address children of color by providing books that all children can enjoy and which promote a greater understanding of one another. We publish multicultural literature that is relevant to young readers. Our books feature children/people of color and fall within a range of genres including contemporary and historical fiction, biography, poetry, nonfiction, and more. We are particularly interested in hearing from illustrators whose cultural, ethnic, or racial backgrounds and experiences support their knowledge of diverse cultures. We are open to seeing work from professional illustrators and artists at all levels of experience. Illustrators who have worked in other fields and are interested in illustrating books are also welcome. more...

MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS, INC.:Materials for the Arts, Inc. connects nonprofits with donated materials - helping artists realize their visions, providing students with a richer educational experience, and furnishing businesses with a simple and efficient way to enhance the cultural life of their city while promoting environmental awareness and reuse. Check out recent coverage from WNYC and visit for more info.

MIRA'S LIST: This blog provides information on upcoming grants, fellowships and residencies for artists, writers, composers, and media artists. It is for serious professionals only, from emerging to mid-career to established.

MTA ARTS FOR TRANSITt commissions artists through a competitive selection process to create original, site-specific permanent artwork for rehabilitated stations. MTA Arts for Transits issues Calls For Artists to solicit artist interest for specific commissions. The selection panel is comprised of five voting panelists: two representatives from neighboring museums and cultural institutions, one artist, an Arts for Transit representative, and the project architect. Community representatives are also invited to participate in an advisory capacity. The panel meets twice, first to review submissions and select finalists and again to review final proposals and select the artist to be commissioned. Current calls for artists:

PERCENT FOR ART: Image Registry is consulted by architects, panelists, and City agencies for each project. Staff prepares a slide presentation from the registry for each panel meeting. Artists who are interested in submitting their work for review may print out the registration form or call (212) 513-9300, or write for a registration form to: Percent for Art, Department of Cultural Affairs, 31 Chambers Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10007 The Percent for Art Image Registry is open to any professional visual artist. There is no residency requirement for a Percent for Art Commission. Please fill out the application according to the instructions on the form and send it with your submission materials to DCLA. If you are interested in consulting the registry for a project, please call the Program office to make an appointment. more...

POETS & WRITERS: A nonprofit organization that provides information, support, and guidance to creative writers. Visit the website to find out about obtaining funding for readings and workshops, a comprehensive listing of grants and awards, a 'top ten questions that writers ask' section, and links to other writers' resources.

PS1 STUDIO VISIT: If you’re an emerging artist in New York, you may upload up to five images or link to two videos (we suggest keeping video clips to a maximum of 3 minutes). A photograph of your building and the interior of your studio will give viewers a sense of where you work. Artists’ submissions will be present on the website for at least one month. more...

WOOLOO: This Berlin-based web platform for emerging visual artists publishes open calls and has space to build an artist profile.



USA Projects Surpasses the $3M Mark.
USA Projects would like to thank the artists, donors and partners for their collective effort in achieving this important milestone.
Click here to read more.

Are you a NYC-based artist or arts worker without health insurance and in need of health care? BCA is proud to be a partner organization with Lincoln Hospital in the launching of the Lincoln Art Exchange, an artist-specific healthcare program at Lincoln Hospital offering a unique option for eligible NYC-based artists who do not have health insurance to exchange their creative services for comprehensive healthcare. more…

Additional Opportunities
can be found at:

New York City Department
of Cultural Affairs

New York Foundation
for the Arts

New York State
Council on the Arts

New York Public Library


Submit an Opportunity
for Bronx Artists

If you have an opportunity listing that you would like us to post, please submit it to

Since all opportunities are different, we will reserve the right to edit them if they are too long.

Please supply a link (when possible) to a description page you might have on your website or to a guidelines and/or application page that might be available.

Although we update our opportunities regularly, the next month’s list of opportunities is generally posted on the last working Friday of the month (e.g., June’s opportunities are posted at the end of May). We reserve the right to accept or reject submissions.

Forums and Groups

Two great places to post and find information.


Bronx Arts Group

The Bronx Arts Group is a place to post opportunities and events, network and discuss, and keep current with each other - a special online place for the Bronx Arts community. The Bronx Arts Group is sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts and moderated by staff who are also artists in the local community.



UAI Forum

The UAI Forum is a space for NYC artists of color. Use the forum to learn about opportunities, call for collaborators, find workshops, exchange arts goods and services, and more! Check back often to see new posts and replies.




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