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

For­est For Trees Call for Art

FOR­EST FOR TREES is a diverse and expand­ing col­lec­tive of artists work­ing across cre­ative dis­ci­plines to address issues of envi­ron­men­tal, social, and polit­i­cal impor­tance. FOR­EST FOR TREES cre­ates and curates mul­ti­me­dia, genre-expand­ing envi­ron­men­tal art­works that address gaps in cli­mate, envi­ron­men­tal, and eco­jus­tice edu­ca­tion in spaces and places where cap­ti­vat­ing art, engag­ing events, and educa­tive pro­gram­ming are need­ed and sup­port­ed. They are a fea­tured part­ner in the Cli­mate Imag­i­nar­i­um, one of the 2024 Gov­er­nors Island Arts Orga­ni­za­tions in Res­i­dence, and are seek­ing sub­mis­sions for inclu­sion in their sum­mer exhi­bi­tions on Gov­er­nors Island. Sub­mis­sions are due by May 29, 2024. Click here for more infor­ma­tion and to sub­mit artwork.

Gov­er­nors Island Arts Pub­lic Art Com­mis­sion­ing Program

Gov­er­nors Island Arts 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 for Gov­er­nors Island’s Arts and Cul­ture team at arts@​govisland.​org.

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