Upcoming Opportunities for Artists and Alumni Events

Parijat Desai,"Pardon My Heart" (Video still). Photo by Jon Burkland.
Parijat Desai, "Pardon My Heart" (Video still). Photo by Jon Burkland.

Check out upcoming events and opportunities from our partners and alumni, including LMCC's own Manhattan Arts Grants!

Opportunities for Artists

The VOTE Project

In the weeks leading up to what may be the most important election of our lifetime, New York Live Arts is partnering with For Freedoms’ 2020 Awakening campaign to commission four New York based BIPOC artists to create a VOTE installation for the Ford Foundation Live Gallery.

The artists will be selected through an open call, each receiving a fee of $1,000 (all-inclusive) and will be responsible for one of the four letters of VOTE.

Application deadline: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 11:59pm

Find more information at https://newyorklivearts.org/event/the-vote-project/


The Plywood Protection Project

worthless studios will help artists transform and upcycle pieces of abandoned plywood, which retailers and businesses across the city had used to board up during the peak protest weeks, into iconic pieces of public art. All collected wood will be re-used to fabricate public sculpture across the city.

worthless studios will provide free studio space, tools, fabrication and installation assistance as well as a $2000 artist stipend and a $500 additional materials budget to all accepted artists.

Application deadline: Sunday, September 27, 2020 

For more information, visit https://worthlessstudios.submittable.com/submit/172348/the-plywood-protection-project


A.R.T./New York Relief Fund for NYC Small Theatres

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its impact on New York City-based small theatres, the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York created the A.R.T./New York Relief Fund for NYC Small Theatres.

The fund is intended to provide unrestricted grants of $2500-$5000 to theatre companies, organizations, or artist collectives with annual budgets under $250k who are based in or primarily produce in New York City.

First rolling deadline: Monday, October 5, 2020 @ 5pm ET

Final rolling deadline: Monday, November 9, 2020 @ 5pm ET

More information, including a nomination form for grant panelists, is available on their website: https://www.art-newyork.org/relief-fund-for-nyc-small-theatres

New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship and General Opportunities at Wave Hill

Wave Hill is now accepting submissions for their open call to artists for the 2021 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship program and General Opportunities.

Two artists will be selected for their one-year fellowship, which provides support for talented, culturally diverse, young artists who are dedicated to a career in the arts. Artists may also submit work for consideration for future opportunities, which include Glyndor Gallery and Wave Hill House exhibitions and nominations to apply for the Winter Workspace Program.

Application deadline for Van Lier Fellowship: Friday, October 9, 2020

Application deadline for General Opportunities: Monday, November 30, 2020

Find more information at https://www.wavehill.org/discover/arts/opportunities


Manhattan Arts Grants

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Creative Engagement

Creative Engagement is an arts funding program that provides seed grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations for projects and activities that offer Manhattan communities diverse artistic experiences. Through this grant program, LMCC will award over $500,000 for projects serving communities from Inwood to the Battery taking place between January 1–December 31, 2021.

Find more information at https://lmcc.net/resources/manhattan-arts-grants/creative-engagement/

Creative Learning

Creative Learning is a grant program designed to support and develop the capacity of Manhattan’s teaching artists and small arts organizations to provide in-depth, community-based arts education and enrichment projects and programming to participants of all ages including youth, adults, and/or seniors. This program supports projects serving communities from Inwood to the Battery taking place between January 1 – December 31, 2021.

Find more information at https://lmcc.net/resources/manhattan-arts-grants/creative-learning/ 


UMEZ Arts Engagement

UMEZ Arts Engagement is a grant program designed to enhance the diversity and frequency of arts and cultural presentations in Upper Manhattan. UMEZ Arts Engagement invites proposals from artists and arts organizations that are 1) based in Upper Manhattan and 2) presenting arts projects or programming serving Upper Manhattan between January 1–December 31, 2021.

Find more information at https://lmcc.net/resources/manhattan-arts-grants/umez-arts-engagement/

Upcoming Events

The Ford Foundation Gallery

Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA
September 17, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Virtual Event

Indisposable: Structures of Support After the Americans with Disabilities Act is a multi-module exhibition that will roll out as a series of online events featuring 16 artists and scholars drawing from their lived experiences of disability today. Through a range of media including photography, performance, and video, Indisposable addresses the urgent questions of our moment where pandemic and demands for racial justice intersect, insisting on answers to several questions.

Find more information at https://www.fordfoundation.org/about/the-ford-foundation-center-for-social-justice/ford-foundation-gallery/exhibitions/indisposable-structures-of-support-after-the-ada/


The Studio Museum in Harlem

Chloë Bass: Wayfinding
September 28, 2019 - September 27, 2020
Public Exhibition

Chloë Bass: Wayfinding is the conceptual artist’s first institutional solo exhibition. This monumental commission features twenty-four site-specific sculptures that gesture toward the structural and visual vernacular of public wayfinding signage.

Find more information at https://studiomuseum.org/wayfinding


Eiko Otake

Graveyard Shift: A Body in a Cemetery
September 26 & 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Public Performance

Join internationally acclaimed artist Eiko Otake in her new place-inspired performance, A Body in a Cemetery, at Green-Wood Cemetery.

Presented in collaboration with Green-Wood Cemetery and Pioneer Works as part of the Graveyard Shift series, A Body in a Cemetery proposes a new way of interacting with the space of the Cemetery by activating it through sight, sound, and movement.

Find more information at https://pioneerworks.org/programs/graveyard-shift-a-body-in-a-cemetery-sep-26/


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