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.

Below, see current opportunities on Governors Island with applications now open for 2021.  

Pictured above, ArtCrawl Harlem 2020 artist-in-residence Demarcus McGaughey. Photo by Timothy Schenck

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