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
ArtCrawl Harlem Artists Residency 2023
ArtCrawl Harlem is a nonprofit arts education organization that supports the creation, presentation, and awareness of contemporary art as it relates to the historical legacy of Harlem through its unique artist residency program, exhibitions and tours. They are accepting applications for their 2023 residency program on Governors Island. Click here to learn more and apply by February 6.
NYC Audubon Governors Island Artist in Residence Program 2023
NYC Audubon is currently accepting applications for their 2023 cohort of Artists in Residence on Governors Island. This program will offer three local artists space, resources, and transdisciplinary exchange opportunities to investigate birds and wildlife conservation in the context of urban natural space and public engagement. Click here to learn more and apply online by February 28.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.