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Exhibition Opportunities

SHED Open Call

Deadline: May 31, 2020

The Shed supports  projects with a commissioning fee of up to $15,000 per artist or collective, paid in installments based on milestones.

Smack Mellon Open Call for Mid-Career Artists

Deadline: July 22, 2020

Smack Mellon is currently accepting submissions from Mid-Career Artists wishing to have their work considered for solo, two-person, and group exhibitions. We define a mid-career artist as someone who has been working as an artist for over 12 years (excluding student years). We support mid-career artists who are without commercial representation in New York.

Knockdown Center Open Call: Exhibitions and Main Spaces

Deadline: August 3, 2020

Smack Mellon is currently accepting submissions from Mid-Career Artists wishing to have their work considered for solo, two-person, and group exhibitions. We define a mid-career artist as someone who has been working as an artist for over 12 years (excluding student years). We support mid-career artists who are without commercial representation in New York.

Ortega y Gasset Projects Solo Exhibition Open Call

Deadline: September 12, 2020

Smack Mellon is currently accepting submissions from Mid-Career Artists wishing to have their work considered for solo, two-person, and group exhibitions. We define a mid-career artist as someone who has been working as an artist for over 12 years (excluding student years). We support mid-career artists who are without commercial representation in New York.

Special Programs

CUE’s Solo Exhibition Open Call

The Solo Exhibition Open Call provides emerging and under-recognized artists the necessary resources to present an exhibition at CUE in 2021. The selected artists will receive valuable mentor support from an established artist or curator on the selection panel, including a studio visit and installation guidance in preparation for the exhibition. In addition, exhibiting artists each receive a $5,000 honorarium and an accompanying exhibition catalogue with an essay written by a participant in CUE’s Art Critic Mentoring Program.

Drawing Center Open Sessions

Open Sessions was a two-year program created as a platform for artists to find new approaches for contextualizing and exhibiting their work, through conversation, public programs, and gallery installations.

SculptureCenter In Practice

Deadline: June 15, 2020

The In Practice open call program supports emerging artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter.

Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship

Fellowship recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their project a $1,000 honorarium and four-months of seven-days-a-week access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor artist studio.

A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Program

The A.I.R. Fellowship Program was established in 1993 by former artist member, Stephanie Bernheim, in order to support underrepresented and emerging self-identified women and non-binary artists in New York City. Each year, six artists are awarded a year-long fellowship to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R.

Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists

 Two visual artists will receive $20,000 each, professional development consultations, and close mentorship from QM staff members working toward an artist’s project. The fellowships will culminate in exhibitions at the Queens Museum in 2021. The duration of each fellowship is one year, culminating with the closing of the fellow’s exhibition.

Shandaken Projects: Paint School

Paint School is a free master class in the theory and practice of painting that takes place in New York City. This discourse-based program brings twelve fellows together with faculty members who are widely recognized as among the most exceptional painters working today.

Whitney Museum of American Art: Independent Study Program

The Independent Study Program (ISP) consists of three interrelated parts: Studio Program, Curatorial Program, and Critical Studies Program. The ISP provides a setting within which students pursuing art practice, curatorial work, art historical scholarship, and critical writing engage in ongoing discussions and debates that examine the historical, social, and intellectual conditions of artistic production. The program encourages the theoretical and critical study of the practices, institutions, and discourses that constitute the field of culture.


SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and organizations for six months at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides selected artists with a stipend in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming for older adults.

Recess: Session

Session supports the creation of new work by giving artists a project stipend, artist’s fee, technical support, mentorship, and approximately two months to transform Recess into a hybrid of a productive studio space dynamic exhibition platform. By remaining free and open to the public from the day the artist moves in until the day they move out, the program enables participants to have meaningful interactions with their active audience at every stage of the creative process.

EFA Studio Program

Membership is available to artists through an application and selection process. Members receive a private studio for a period of up to two years that is subsidized at below market cost. Membership renewal is possible after two years through a reapplication process.

Art Fairs for individual artists

Portal / Governors Island Art Fair

Deadline: July 9, 2020

Exhibiting is free of charge after acceptance – in New York’s Largest Independent Exhibition – Portal: Governors Island. At Portal:GI, each artist is free to self-curate a full room of their work in the historic buildings on this picturesque, almost surreal, former military base in the middle of NY Harbor.


SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized exhibition platform using underused, atypical and historic New York City exhibition spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market, typically but not exclusively during Armory Arts Week.


NYFA Artist Fellowship

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein. This grant is awarded in 15 different disciplines over a three-year period (five categories a year) and the application is free to complete. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is not a project grant, but is intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, at all levels of their artistic development.

Residency (in NYC)

LMCC Workspace

LMCC’s flagship residency program, Workspace, is a nine-month studio-based program that focuses on the creative process and cohort development of emerging artists. Participating artists are provided round-the-clock access to semi-private studio spaces and are expected to engage with the cohort for the full duration of the nine-month program.

LMCC Arts Center Residency

LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island is home to year-round artist residency programs. Resident artists have access to the Arts Center year-round where they have received their own dedicated studio space as well as access to all of the Arts Center’s common/shared spaces.

Triangle Dumbo Residency

Triangle offers spacious studios and a dynamic artistic community to support the development of ambitious projects with emphasis on dialogue and experimentation. Our studios are located at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn, New York.

Smack Mellon Studio Program

11 months of free studio space in Dumbo, Brooklyn, and a fellowship (dependent on funding).

Flux Factory Residency

Residency duration varies between three, six, nine, and twelve months. All residents are given an allotted amount of days in the gallery to have a solo show, curate a group show, host a panel or forum or use it as extra studio space. Flux Factory provides a stipend to each Resident for their public presentation, or to research or produce new work.

The Queens Museum Studio Program

Queens Museum Studio Program is one of the very few artist residencies to be embedded within a US museum.

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas studios are located in DUMBO, Brooklyn, a thriving waterfront community full of art galleries, creative professionals, and independent retailers. Studios have freight and passenger elevator access, high ceilings and natural light. Communal spaces include a kitchen, slop sinks, restrooms and a sitting area with wi-fi. Studio access is 24 hours/7 days a week.

NARS residency

The NARS residency supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies, creating a space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time.

International Studio & Curatorial Program

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programs.

Residency Unlimited

Our residencies are tailored to support the specific needs of artists and curators working in all the visual arts media and disciplines, at varying stages of their practice and career, and from around the world. For artists, residencies usually vary in length from three to six months; for curators, duration is generally one to two months.

ISSUE PROJECT ROOM Artists-In-Residence Program

Since 2006, the AIR series has evolved into a core focus of our programming initiatives, serving a central role in fulfilling ISSUE’s mission to support artists in the local community. The program encourages recipients to take unprecedented creative risks in reaching the next stage in their artistic development, providing residents with a stipend plus production, marketing and curatorial support for the creation of up to 3 new works.

Eyebeam Residency

Eyebeam provides space and support for a community of diverse, justice-driven artists. The Eyebeam residency is a prestigious award for those creating work which engages technology and society, through art. Residents’ projects are experimental and wildly interdisciplinary, often existing outside of more traditional structures in the fields of both art and technology.

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Artists In Residence

PAIR program places artists-in-residence with New York City municipal agencies to address pressing civic and social challenges through creative practice.

Lower East Side Printshop: Keyholder Residencies

The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting on April 1st and October 1st each year, and they take place in the shared Artists’ Studio, including the solvent/etching area and the darkroom.

Baxter St at CCNY Workspace Residency

Each year, Baxter St at CCNY invites emerging lens-based artists living in New York City to apply for the Baxter St at CCNY Workspace Residency Program. This residency offers lens-based artists much-needed workspace in New York City as well as access to the Baxter St at CCNY community and programs.

Abrons AIRspace Program

The Abrons AIRspace Residency Program offers time-based residencies to interdisciplinary artists engaged in the fields of visual art, performance, curatorial and social practices. 

Residency (outside)

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

Skowhegan is an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists established in 1946.

MacDowell Colony

About 300 artists in seven disciplines are awarded fellowships each year and the sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. There are no residency fees. Travel grants as well as need-based stipends are available to open the residency experience to the broadest possible community of artists.

Vermont Studio Center

The Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ residency program in the United States, offering 2- to 12-week studio residencies.

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to twenty Fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend.

The Center for Photography at Woodstock

CPW’s one-of-a-kind Artist-in-Residence Program, Woodstock AIR, was created to support photography-based artists of color, and to expand the dialogue around diversity, race and identity in the context of social justice.

Headlands Center For the Arts

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 50 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living expense reimbursements.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Bemis offers artists-in-residence unmatched technical guidance, access to interns, and an established network of resources. Participants have the opportunity to create networks, collaborate, and share their work with fellow artists-in-residence, organizational partners, and the public.

Lighthouse Works

The program accepts artists working in a wide range of disciplines, but we are best able to accommodate visual artists and writers. Fellowships are six weeks in length, occur year round and provide fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance and a $1,500 stipend. Artistic excellence is the primary criteria for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.


Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.

Shandaken Projects: Storm King Residency

Shandaken: Storm King provides free housing and studio facilities with the particular aim of supporting process and experimentation. Residencies last for two to six weeks, an allotment which is determined at the time of acceptance between residents and the project’s staff.

Wassaic Project

Residents work out of 200-300 square foot refurbished livestock pens under wood beam ceilings (or outside, if they’d like). They have 24-hour access to their studios, our print shop, our wood shop, and our ceramics studio. And they live just a short walk away in one of our two residency houses, the Schoolhouse and the Lodge, where accommodations include a private bedroom, shared living room/study, dining room, kitchen, and bathrooms.


Ox-Bow’s residency program offers artists and writers, at various stages in their career, the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice.

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Atlantic Center for the Arts is an innovative nonprofit artists-in-residence program that provides artists with an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s masters in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Since the program began in 1982, over 3500 artists have been served from the US and around the world.

The Studios at MASS MoCA

Hosted by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, selected artists receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing, free access to the museum’s galleries throughout the residency, shared use of printmaking and weaving equipment, optional financial and business coaching from Assets for Artists staff, and a daily group meal.

ACRE Residency

ACRE’s summer residency program takes place each summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin. Run by a large community of volunteers, our program is designed to help fellow emerging artists develop, present, and grow their creative practices.