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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



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. 



Grant: Boghossian Foundation Grant
Deadline: October 10, 2014

This year, Boghossian Foundation will award three prizes for young artists. The prizes cover the fields of design, calligraphy and painting. The creation fields of the following years will be chosen and disclosed in consultation with members of the Boghossian Foundation Jury. The three laureates of Boghossian Foundation Prize will each receive 10 000 dollars as well as the possibility to stay in Brussels with free travel and accommodation in Villa Empain.

Candidates to Boghossian Foundation Prize must meet the following criteria :
- Be aged between 25 and 40 years;
- Be Lebanese or live in Lebanon for at least 5 years;
- Work in the creation fields chosen for the 2014 prize;
- Provide the jury with a complete file in the form of a CD in duplicate, containing a certificate of identity, a detailed biography, reference to publications conducted on their works, quality reproductions of their works with full technical details, and a DVD for candidates in video art;
- Agree to present their works to jury members during the deliberation meeting, if necessary;
- Respect imposed deadlines and calendar (see agenda below).

Grant: Artis Grant
Deadline: October 10, 2014

Established in 2007, The Artis Grant Program supports outstanding international projects featuring work by visual artists from Israel. Artis grants up to $25,000 towards exhibitions that: advance innovative curatorial thinking about contemporary art from Israel; provide access to a broad range of communities and publics; and engage in meaningful modes of cultural exchange. To date, the program has awarded over $1,000,000 in grants to more than 60 institutions in 16 countries, including a wide array of projects initiated by our Research Trip to Israel alumni.

Grant: Rauschenberg Foundation
Deadline: October 13, 2014

Artist as Activist provides game-changing resources to artists (of all disciplines – visual, performing, media, and beyond), designers, and other creative professionals who are addressing important global challenges through their creative practice. In years past this support has included a commissioned print edition to benefit a particular cause or organization. Today the Artist as Activist program is comprised of three distinct grant opportunities:
- Artist as Activist Fellows: artists and legally established art collectives with a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work to the public sphere will receive up to $100,000 over two years, along with a suite of value-added support. Fellows will be selected through an open call for proposals.
- Artist as Activist Travel & Research Grants: a separate pool of funds has been reserved for similar artists seeking support (ranging from $2,500 to $10,000) to travel or conduct research related to this aspect of their work. Travel/Research grantees will be selected through an open call for proposals.
- Artist as Activist Organizations: Ten organizations from across the U.S. that have been exemplars in supporting artists working at the intersection of art and change will receive general operating support. These organizational grants are by invitation only.

Fellowship: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Up to four traditional 3-month fellowships will be awarded for the Spring of 2015. During the remainder of the year, Creative Glass Center of America will work to accommodate artists’ needs with custom fellowships of various lengths and flexible schedules. In addition to the 3-month residency, artists are encouraged to submit proposals ranging from standard six-week residencies (up to 3 to be awarded), to intermittent residencies (scheduled repeat visits), to short-term project support. Applicants are also encouraged to submit projects that include performance based work, short-term exhibits/installations and use of the Museum of American Glass resources.

Fellowship: National Gallery of Art Fellowships
Deadline: October 15, 2014

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for senior fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington; housing is provided, subject to availability. Applications will be considered for research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any geographical area and of any period. Senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for five years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Award period: academic year 2015-2016.

Fellowship: National Humanities Center Fellowships
Deadline: October 15, 2014

The National Humanities Center seeks applicants for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Emerging scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. The Center invites individuals from all areas of the humanities: scholars of art and visual studies are especially welcome. Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s many research institutes and universities. Fellows have private studies and 24-hour access. The noted library service delivers books and research materials.

Fellowship: Volkswagen Foundation Fellowship
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Each academic year, the Mellon and Volkswagen Foundations fund up to 12 postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities for stays of 9–12 months in Germany. The cooperating institutions are the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen, the Exzellence Cluster and the Zukunftskolleg der Universität Konstanz, the Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin, the Berliner Zentrum Moderner Orient, the Deutsche Archäologische Institut in Berlin, the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in Frankfurt, the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, the Deutsche Literaturarchiv in Marbach, the Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz, and the Leopoldina Centre for the Study of the History of Science and Science Academies at Halle (Saale).

Grant: Womens Studio Workshop Grant
Deadline: October 15, 2014

With new support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, WSW is offering a four-week Parent Residency Grant for a woman artist with a dependent child/children under the age of 15. The grant includes a $1,000 stipend for child care and a travel stipend for one round trip for the artist/family up to $250. The artist must submit a child care plan along with their application materials. WSW offers facilities for etching, hand papermaking, letterpress printing, silkscreen, book arts, photography and ceramics. The artist has a dedicated studio and technical assistance as needed.The $1000 child care stipend can be used at the artist’s discretion.

Grant: Kresge Arts in Detroit
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Kresge Arts in Detroit provides significant financial support for Kresge Artist Fellowships annually, each consisting of a $25,000 award and professional practice opportunities for emerging and established metropolitan Detroit artists in the dance/music, film/theatre, literary arts and visual arts.The fellowship period is 12 months and begins immediately upon a reception provided for the awarded fellows.
The Kresge Artist Fellowships of $25,000 each are unrestricted and given annually to artists who have:
- A demonstrated track record of artistic achievement and high quality work – the main determinant in the selection of a fellow
- The potential to grow and advance in their artistic career and during the fellowship period
- The potential to reflect, enhance or impact communities within metropolitan Detroit, as defined by the artist

Fellowship: Kresge Arts in Detroit
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Kresge Arts in Detroit provides significant financial support for Kresge Artist Fellowships annually, each consisting of a $25,000 award and professional practice opportunities for emerging and established metropolitan Detroit artists in the dance/music, film/theatre, literary arts and visual arts.The fellowship period is 12 months and begins immediately upon a reception provided for the awarded fellows.
The Kresge Artist Fellowships of $25,000 each are unrestricted and given annually to artists who have:
- A demonstrated track record of artistic achievement and high quality work – the main determinant in the selection of a fellow
- The potential to grow and advance in their artistic career and during the fellowship period
- The potential to reflect, enhance or impact communities within metropolitan Detroit, as defined by the artist


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
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New York City Department
of Cultural Affairs

New York Foundation
for the Arts

New York State
Council on the Arts

New York Public Library


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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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