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Artist Opportunities


Hyperallergic list of Opportunities: Hyperallergic’s monthly Opportunities Listings provide a resource to artists and creatives looking for grants and paid gigs to further their work.
Assorted deadlines.
Hyperallergic Opportunities

Pioneer Works is pleased to announce its 2022 Open Call for Music Residents. The application portal will be open September 1 through September 30, 2021. Alumni Music Residents Luke Stewart and TYGAPAW will jury to select Music Residents who demonstrate artistic excellence in work outside the existing models and “norms” of their field, whose practice can make use of our unique facilities and collaborative environment, and those with an interdisciplinary practice. Selected residents will be notified by December 1, 2021.Pioneer Music Residency

Creative Capital offers a list of residencies, grants, and open calls. This month’s list includes a $50,000 grant for organizations that use arts and culture based practices to aid projects that intersect climate and racial justice work, an Alaska residency for women writers, and a $20,000 fellowship for artists to support craft practices.
Creative Capital


Billboard Contest: On September 15th, a panel of judges will review all of the finalists and pick twenty winning images to appear on billboards throughout the United States during the fall and winter. All billboards will be located near major metropolitan areas (e.g. Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, etc.) Deadline for submissions August 31, 2021.
Billboard Contest

The inaugural CMA Artist-Educator Residency. Starting in September 2021, four individuals per year will be invited to design, implement, and reflect on the efficacy of arts education through intensive-studio, community-based, and online exposure.
Artists at any point in their careers, from emerging to established. Deadline : August 20, 2021.
CMA Artist Residency

JULY 2021

Open Calls, Residencies and Grants listing provided by Colossal.
This Is Colossal

JUNE 2021

The National Foundation for the Advancement of Artists is offering visual, literary and performing artists between the ages of 15-18 cash awards, mentorship and a lifetime of creative and professional support.
Deadline October 15, 2021
More info:

CRNY’s guaranteed income program will provide monthly, no-strings-attached payments to up to 2,400 artists with financial need.

CRNY’s employment program will provide funding for 300 artists to be employed by dozens of small-to-midsize community arts organizations statewide. Three days per week, artists will bring their creativity to bear in service of the organization; on the other two workdays, they will be free to pursue their own creative practice. Participating artists will receive a full-time base salary expected to be commensurate with New York State median income data plus benefits. Participating organizations will receive overhead relief and opportunities for capacity-building support.

These programs and funding will be dedicated solely to artists whose primary residence is in New York State.

More information HERE

MAY 2021 May 2021 list
Info on grants, fellowships, residencies and more:

Artworks Archives List of May, June and July deadlines for submissions, resources and grants.
Info Here

APRIL 2021
R & Company Announces a Grassroots Campaign to Unite Object Makers in America to rally object makers across the country to claim their medium, find community, and help enrich the fabric of America. The call to action is for glassblowers, ceramicists, wood carvers, weavers, metalworkers, and those exploring new materials to submit 15-second videos of their hands in action, showing what they make and sharing why they make it.
Submit your video to: With Our Hands

The AIRIE Residency provides artists of varied disciplines the opportunity to live and work inside Everglades National Park — the largest tropical wilderness in the U. S., and to empower them to think about their relationship to the environment. Continue reading

Kate Walter
Buying Clothes in the Pandemic


The Pandemic Changed Me: I Learned to Like Clothes Shopping

Kate Walter
The Village Sun
January 20, 2021

….But there is no way I missed clothes shopping. My dislike dates back to my childhood when I was a girl and my mother dragged me with her from store to store on Main Street in downtown Paterson, New Jersey. Back in the ’50s and ’60s, before the suburban malls, my home city had a lively commercial area with department stores and specialty shops.

I felt trapped. I wanted to be playing basketball or roller skating, but I was forced to help my mother decide on patterns and material for dresses she would sew. (Not the least bit appealing to a tomboy.) I was bored after half an hour but my mother wanted to shop much longer. I couldn’t wait to get home. The only thing that kept me going was the reward.

When we finished, we went to the soda fountain at Woolworth’s and I ordered a hot fudge sundae with whipped cream and sprinkles. I plopped down on the spinning stools, trying to restrain myself from twirling while waiting. I was an energetic baby dyke in training.

Read the entire article HERE

Lucille Rhodes’ film on Alice Neel at Met Museum with interview of filmmakers

Lucille Rhodes’ documentary on Alice Neel, portrait painter, owned by the Metropolitan Museum, is being featured online for the month of January as part of the Met 150 birthday celebration.

Watch free with the link below:

Lucille Rhodes on Alice Neel

A self-proclaimed “collector of souls,” the American painter Alice Neel (1900–1984) is known today for her powerful, psychologically rich portraiture. She depicted a wide range of subjects, from her family and friends to prominent critics, artists, activists, and strangers she met on the street. In this rarely seen documentary, Neel’s signature candor and wit are on full display. Providing a brief biographical sketch from her early marriage and the Great Depression through her later years in Spanish Harlem, the film also shows the artist at work on a portrait of Lucille Rhodes, who co-directed with Margaret Murphy. Excerpted from Rhodes and Murphy’s “They Are Their Own Gifts” (1978), a triptych of “film portraits” about women artists that also includes chapters on the poet and activist Muriel Rukeyser as well as the dancer and choreographer Anna Sokolow. Cinematography by the legendary Babette Mangolte.

Met Perspectives Interview with filmmakers Margaret Murphy and Lucille Rhodes by Met Museum on the making of the film.

Lucille Rhodes chaired and taught film at C.W Post College (LIU) for 25 years. She has won awards internationally for her independent documentaries and produced films for Sesame Street and Bravo. As a film editor, she worked with Norman Mailer on Maidstone and on Peter Gimbel’s Blue Water, White Death. Her screenplay Nealy Hollow was invited to Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute thanks to residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo .She has filmed/lectured in China, Turkey, Israel, Finland and Mexico and served as a Fulbright Media Specialist in Latvia.

Prior to her career in film, she was Assistant Director of Visual Arts at the New York State Council on the Arts and Assistant Director of the Kentucky Arts Commission which she helped found. She has served on numerous documentary film juries including the Emmys.

Currently she is a juror for the Guanajuato International Film Festival, and is working with Photoshop on her cellphone photo archives.

Sing Time Sessions
with Eve Zanni Begins Sept 10, 2021

Fridays at 4:30 – 5:30pm

via ZOOM and Live in the Westbeth Community Room


Contact Eve Zanni
212 228 1141

Sing Time Sessions with voice teacher, Eve Zanni and live piano accompaniment, vocal warm-ups, rhythmic body movement, ear training and improvisation. No Experience Necessary!

Eve Zanni, jazz artist and Somatic Voice teacher, has taught voice for over 2 decades, directed choirs for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and teaches Circle improvisation.

Lessons are sponsored by Westbeth Artists Residents Council and a grant from NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

Balance and Strength
with Jennifer Gibson

Mondays at 2:00 – 3:00pm
Extended to June 2021
Now on Zoom

Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer Gibson is certified through the reputable Integral Yoga Institute of New York City, which served the West Village community and surrounding areas for over 50 years.

Jennifer has been a Yoga Instructor since 2005, specializing in yoga for seniors since 2011.
She is thrilled to share the tools of yoga with seniors for balance and building strength. In Jennifer’s current work with seniors, what began as one class quickly grew into three different classes per week, each packed with 20-30 students. Participants range between the ages of early 60s to early 90s and have a wide variety of ability.

Jennifer is passionate about making the practice of yoga accessible to everyone. She loves how appreciative seniors are to learn yoga and how much they look forward to every class, and she is excited to bring the benefits of yoga to the Westbeth community.

Sponsored by the Westbeth Artists Residents Council and a grant from NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson

Westbeth Open House
Video tours by resident artists.



Link Here to Open House NY Video Tour of Westbeth

Experience newly filmed vignettes of Westbeth the largest artists community in the country.

Resident artists lead individual video journeys around this landmarked building.

History, architecture, the arts and artists of Westbeth , and visits to artists’ studios are all a part of this online series.

More info at Open House New York