Opportunities Around Town

Open Call for Emerging NY-Based Artists from the Horticultural Society of New York

The Hort is pleased to announce an open call for NY-based artists to exhibit in their Project Space. They encourage local, emerging artists who are engaged by the environment and the natural world to submit proposals for consideration.

Launched in May 2013, the Project Space is a 100-square-foot area adjacent to their main gallery that showcases emerging artists offering a fresh perspective on botany, landscape, and the environment. They are searching for artwork in all media—including painting, photography, sculpture, site-specific installations, and video—that suits the intimate size of the exhibition area.

The deadline for submissions is 6:00pm (EST) on Friday, January 10, 2014. For more information and to submit your proposal, please visit their website.

Wave Hill - 2014 Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship

Wave Hill has received a renewed grant from the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust to offer visual artist fellowships for three more years. 2014 will be the third year that they’ll be working with two Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows. This opportunity serves emerging artists from culturally diverse backgrounds. The application deadline is November 20th, and there will be an info session held at Wave Hill on November 3rd at 3PM. Application guidelines are available online at http://apply.wavehill.org.

The Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship is a one-year artist fellowship that will be awarded to two (2) New York City-based artists, who are 30 years of age or younger (born in 1984 or after) and are not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. The fellowship provides emerging artists from culturally diverse backgrounds valuable mentorship opportunities, including learning from the curatorial staff about the creation and interpretation of exhibitions and arts programming, as well as working with artists and arts professionals to define career paths over the course of the program (January through December 2014). Van Lier Fellows will be given a studio space during the Winter Workspace Program and a solo show in the Sunroom Project Space.

Application Deadline: November 20, 2013

Info Session at Wave Hill: November 3 at 3PM

For more information and to apply online, interested artists can go to: http://apply.wavehill.org

Projects by this year’s Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows, Onyedika Chuke and Francisco Donoso, are currently on view through Sunday, October 20.

City of Peekskill Waterfront Public Art:  Call for Sculptors

The City of Peekskill seeks professional sculptors to create public art to be installed on Scenic Hudson Park at Peekskill Landing and Peekskill Bay Greenway. Please download the Request for Proposals for project overview and submission guidelines. Proposals must arrive at Peekskill City Hall by Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 12 noon.

For further information, please email your questions to Jean Friedman, City Planner, at jfriedman@cityofpeekskill.com

The March: The Past, Present, and Future of the Civil Rights Movement.

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom August 28, 1963 was a historic event that propelled the Civil Rights Movement. A half century later we celebrate that moment but also look forward. Artists and photographers are encouraged to submit images of work that reflect the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2013
Exhibition dates: Wednesday, January 22 – February 26, 2014

All submissions should include:
-A brief description of proposed artwork or artist’s statement
-Up to 15 SLIDES, PHOTOS, OR IMAGES ON A CD of representative work. Do not send original work
-SLIDE LIST, numbered to correspond to slides or photos with title, date, materials used and the dimensions of the work
-SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE. (We cannot return submissions without a SASE)
-The work can be incomplete at the time of submission, but if so, please provide a summary or sketch
-Exhibition proposals will be reviewed and selected by the Ebony Society.
-All media are considered, but please note that the gallery has a very limited capacity for 3-dimensional -work. Artwork may only be hung from moldings by use of monofilament and hooks.

Incomplete proposals will not be considered. Applicants will be notified whether their work has been accepted for exhibition by December 6, 2013.

Proposals can be sent to:
Arsenal Gallery, NYC Parks & Recreation
The Arsenal, Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue, Room 20
New York, NY 10065

Enhancing Memory through Creativity: Cognitive Training with Diverse Groups

The course runs for 5 weeks (2 hours, once a week for 5 weeks) and offers 10 CEUs. It is available as an in-person workshop or as a webinar.

The course starts in mid-October. The flier and the website show the exact dates and times: http://www.arttherapyconsulting.com/#!cec-payment/c18g5.

Request for Proposals Downtown Dance Learning Circles

WHAT: Within the circles, dancemakers present their challenges to each other and brainstorm solutions together. They are an opportunity to solve problems, share resources, build relationships, and move your work, and the work of your peers, forward.

HOW: To apply to be included in a Downtown Dance Learning Circle, please fill out the online application by 10/5.

WHO: The Downtown Dance Learning Circles are offered through Connect the Blocks a partnership between Fourth Arts Block and OurGoods, and in partnership with New York Live Arts.



Load OUT! A Reuse and Repurposing RIOT

GET: Take home all the donated costumes, props, and furniture you can carry-bring bags and carts to transport your findings, if necessary. The general public will be charged a $5 entrance fee to participate. Artists can participate for free.

Whatever you decide to take away with you is FREE of charge.

GIVE: Drop off clothing, textile, and e-waste at community collections - open and free for everyone. A full list of accepted donations is available https://fabnyc.org/loadout.php. Call212-228-4670 ASAP to schedule an early donation.

Drawing Center Open Sessions

The Drawing Center is pleased to announce Open Sessions, a new program created by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway, Open Sessions Curators.

Applications are due by November 1, 2013.

For more information click here.

Open Associate, Community Programs position at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute has an open Associate, Community Programs staff position. This is an exciting job, where amongst many things, the person serves as a project manager for much of the work in healthcare settings including our Lullaby Project, and also takes a lead role in designing and implementing artist professional development.

More information here.

Musical Connections Fellowship

For the first time, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute is offering a 6 month Musical Connections Fellowship starting January 2014. The Fellowship is centered in hands-on experiences planning, implementing, and assessing artist residency projects and single concerts toward maximum impact, working side by side with the Musical Connections team, evaluators, and with facility and city agency partners.

Application deadline: October 18, 2013.

More information here.