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Deadline: None

AS220 has one affordable live studio available November 1, 2015 on Floor 3, the communal floor at 115 Empire Street. The current vacancy, unit 309, is 324 square feet and rents for $414 per month. The tenant is not responsible for any utilities. There is no parking included, it is a non smoking building and no pets are allowed. Given the fact that the space is on the communal live floor, it is for single occupancy only. Read all about what it takes to be a Floor 3 resident at AS220 and apply online!


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

  Pro Bono Trial Services for Individual Copyright Owners & Small Businesses In the New York City Area
Deadline:  N/A

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. 

Call for Proposals: Asphalt Art Activations
Deadline: Friday, April 22, 2016

The New York City Department of Transportation (the “NYCDOT”) Art Program (“DOT Art”) is partnering with the DOT Bike  Share Program (“Citi Bike”) to paint asphalt surfaces located underneath and adjacent to Bike Share Stations. The Citi Bike stations and adjacent street surfaces provide opportunities for artists to beautify ordinary asphalt spaces.  DOT Art aims to highlight the physical transformation of bicycle infrastructure by inviting artists to envision the surfaces surrounding the Bike Share stations as canvases for art. Launched in 2013, Citi Bike, the City’s newest public transportation system, provides convenient and inexpensive mobility twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year on 1,000 miles of bike lanes citywide. The Bike Share stations are positioned on underutilized asphalt street spaces located adjacent to traffic triangles and wide sidewalks. Citi Bike has continued to grow since its inception and has recently expanded further into Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

Call for Proposals: Community Commissions
Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2016

Community Commissions is the program that commissions artists to produce temporary site-responsive art in collaboration with community-based organizations. Twice a year in fall and spring, NYCDOT owned plazas, fences, medians, triangles, sidewalks and step streets in all five boroughs are announced as priority sites for art. NYCDOT Borough Offices and Operating Units identify sites that are: 1) in need of beautification; 2) large enough to accommodate artwork;
and 3) accessible to a large audience. (Appendix A: Spring Priority Site List.) Organizations are invited to submit proposals in response to the priority site list by a firm deadline. Artwork commissioned through this program may remain installed for up to 11 months. Selected organizations are eligible to receive up to $8,000 toward direct project costs. Also, NYCDOT arranges for an engineering review by a NYS licensed engineer for all sculptural works and provides the necessary permits to install on City-owned property. NYCDOT may also provide additional services on a case-by-case basis to assist with project implementation; i.e. material donation and installation assistance.

Call for Artist: The Arno Maris Gallery at Westfield State University is seeking visual imagery for the Latinx exhibit that is celebrating the Hispanic / Latin@ Heritage Month.
Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Arno Maris Gallery at Westfield State University is seeking visual imagery in all media for the Latinx exhibit that is celebrating the Hispanic / Latin@ Heritage Month.  The exhibit is from September 1, 2016 till October 14, 2016.  The gallery is looking for Visual Art and Decorative Arts that highlight the Hispanic Latin@ culture.  Please visit and in the Gallery Information box there is information about the gallery and how to submit work through the galleries Artist Opportunity webpage.  Postcards, social media, and press release packages along with an opening are provided with each exhibit.  Submission due May 1, 2016

Call for Artist: The Arno Maris Gallery at Westfield State University is seeking visual imagery in all media that celebrates Black History Month.
Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Arno Maris Gallery at Westfield State University is seeking visual imagery in all media that celebrates Black History Month.  The exhibit is from January 23, 2017 till February 28, 2017.  The gallery is looking for Visual Art and Decorative Arts that highlight Black History.  Please visit and in the Gallery Information box there is information about the gallery and how to submit work through the galleries Artist Opportunity webpage. Postcards, social media, and press release packages along with an opening are provided with each exhibit.  Submission due May 1, 2016


Job Listings

Job Openings at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

P/T Marketing Assistant Sought: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., the borough’s largest performing arts center (2,330 seats). This position provides support for marketing and public relations activities; provides the best in customer service while working as an ambassador for the live performing arts; and cultivates an active interest in the Center as the premier venue for performance art, education programming and as a gathering place for the community. Click here for details.


Full-time TECHNICAL DIRECTOR for 2310-seat Concert Hall at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Lehman College/CUNY, Bronx, NY. Oversee backstage technical operations/equipment for world music/dance/theatre performances and rentals. Hire and supervise staff (Local One). Determine lighting/sound requirements. Oversee load-ins/set-ups/shows/strikes. Monitor expenses. Must be organized and adhere to safety rules. Bachelor's Degree in Technical Theatre or related field with 3-4 years’ experience as Technical Director or in technical theatre OR Associates Degree with 5-7 years’ experience as Technical Director or in technical theatre. Strong knowledge and experience in all aspects of technical theatre, including lighting, sound, stage design, set construction, and capital project installations. Computer literacy. Excellent communication skills and ability to work with culturally-diverse groups. Weekend and evening hours as per event schedule. Salary: $70,000-$80,000. Apply online at with cover letter and resume. An AA/EO/ADA Employer. Also, send a copy of the resume to Eva Bornstein, Executive Director at

Call for Art Handlers: UOVO Art Storage Company
Deadline: None

A successful and rapidly growing art storage company seeks a full-time art handler to support day-to-day activities at our Rockland County, New York facility. Located 18 miles from Manhattan, the facility consists of over 100,000 square feet of storage and is a logistical hub for fine art deliveries. The ideal candidate will have experience in storage/collection management experience, and will be comfortable packing and moving a wide range of art objects in a warehouse environment.


Competitive hourly wage with full health benefits.


Send resume and cover letter to:



  Call for Artists: Enfoco Photography Fellowship
Deadline: Monday, May 16, 2016

En Foco's new Fellowship Program will award $1,000 to five photographers of color, as determined by a panel of photography professionals. In addition, the Fellowship Awardees will participate in a group exhibition in a New York City venue, as well as be published in Nueva Luz (printed and online editions). The Fellowship Awardees will also be able to avail themselves of special Professional Development resources. This reorganized Photography Fellowship is designed to recognize the highest quality of work from a creative community not readily available through mainstream sources of support.








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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