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
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 10, 2023.
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 30, 2023.
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.