Opportunities for Artists
Governors Island is home to a diverse community of arts and culture organizations from across the five boroughs and beyond, many of which offer residency programs and other opportunities for artists and cultural practitioners across a wide variety of fields. See arts and culture organizations active on Governors Island, including through public programs and residency programs, on our Organizations in Residence page.
Pictured above, ArtCrawl Harlem 2020 artist-in-residence Demarcus McGaughey. Photo by Timothy Schenck
BronxArtSpace — Open Call for Governors Island Residency
BronxArtSpace (BAS), one of Governors Island Arts’ Organizations in Residence for the 2022 season, invites Bronx-based artists to apply for its Artist Residency program. The program responds to a crucial need for studio space and professional development opportunities for emerging Bronx artists. The chosen artists will be expected to open their studios to the public for at least one weekend and will be required to put up an exhibition. Click here to learn more and apply. Applications due July 19.
Trust for Governors Island Public Art Commissioning Program
The Trust presents a limited number of public art projects each year as part of its public art commissioning program. Artists and organizations interested in showing work on the Island as part of this program are invited to contact The Trust’s Arts and Culture team at email@example.com.