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

New York Latin Amer­i­can Art Tri­en­ni­al NYLAAT/PTM Con­tem­po­rary Artists-in-Res­i­dence 2023

The PTM Con­tem­po­rary Artist Res­i­den­cy Pro­gram is process-based, with the expec­ta­tion or promise of a final exhi­bi­tion of the work. This pro­gram is under the umbrel­la of the New York Latin Amer­i­can Art Tri­en­ni­al (NYLAAT). The pro­gram pro­vides artists, design­ers and cre­ative thinkers time, space and a sup­port­ive com­mu­ni­ty in which to devel­op ideas and focus on their artis­tic direc­tion. In addi­tion to stu­dio res­i­den­cies, a vari­ety of inno­v­a­tive pro­fes­sion­al immer­sion pro­grams will pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties for artists to explore new areas of social and tech­no­log­i­cal prac­tice and engage crit­i­cal­ly with­in their field. A unique com­bi­na­tion of cre­ative and pro­fes­sion­al resources pro­vides a rich envi­ron­ment for growth and oppor­tu­ni­ty in the cur­rent, vibrant art scene. Click here to learn more and apply online by April 102023

KODA Bor­ders + Bound­aries Artist Res­i­den­cy Open Call

KODA offers an artist res­i­den­cy pro­gram for two mid-career, female-iden­ti­fy­ing and/​or non-bina­ry artists who cre­ate con­cep­tu­al and social­ly engaged work. The Fall 2023 res­i­den­cy on Gov­er­nors Island will span from August 1‑October 31, 2023. The pro­gram is placed under the theme of Bor­ders + Bound­aries. Click here to learn more and apply online by April 20, 2023 (dead­line extend­ed from April 10).

New Art Deal­ers Alliance NADA House 2023

NADA is seek­ing appli­ca­tions from art gal­leries, artist-run spaces, and non­prof­its to pro­pose an artist that could ben­e­fit from an oppor­tu­ni­ty to exhib­it their work in a col­lab­o­ra­tive, pub­lic exhi­bi­tion, tak­ing place from Sep­tem­ber 1‑October 31, 2023 in Nolan Park on Gov­er­nors Island. Click here to learn more and apply online by April 302023.

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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