Artist Opportunities in New York City

New York City, a global hub of creativity and innovation, has long been a haven for artists seeking diverse opportunities to showcase their talent and contribute to the vibrant cultural tapestry of the metropolis. The city’s rich artistic history is marked by institutions and organizations dedicated to supporting emerging and under recognized artists.

Opportunities for Artists:

  1. The New York Artists Equity Association: established in 1947, stands as a testament to the city’s commitment to promoting opportunities for artists and addressing economic challenges in the art world. Check out the website to learn about exhibition opportunities, educational programing, and a vibrant community of artists, collectors, curators, and art educators.Learn more
  2. CUE Art Foundation: A nonprofit organization, CUE Art Foundation collaborates with emerging and underrecognized artists, offering a platform for new opportunities and diverse perspectives in the arts. Through gallery exhibitions and public programs, CUE fosters the development of thought-provoking events, provides mentorship opportunities, and facilitates the exchange of ideas. Learn more
  3. Creative Capital: Committed to supporting underserved, risk-taking artists, Creative Capital empowers artists to create new work and develop sustainable practices. By providing financial and advisory support, Creative Capital contributes to the realization of groundbreaking artistic endeavors. Explore opportunities
  4. Visual AIDS Artist+ Registry: The Visual AIDS Artist Registry, the largest database of works by artists with HIV/AIDS, serves as a unique resource to inspire and educate the public. It supports HIV+ artists by preserving a visual record of their work and helping them reach new audiences. The registry is open to all HIV+ artists. Discover more
  5. Visual AIDS – Postcards From the Edge: Contribute to a benefit supporting artists living with HIV by donating an original, postcard-sized artwork. These artworks will be featured in an exhibition at Berry Campbell Gallery and sold for $100 each, starting January 20, 2024. Submissions are open until December 8, 2023. Submit your artwork
    • Exhibition Dates: January 19–21, 2024
  6. NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship: The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) jointly offer the Artist Fellowship, providing an $8,000 unrestricted cash grant to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Tribal Nations located therein. This fellowship supports artists in their creative endeavors. Apply here
  7. Coffee Table Art Book Project: Calling all artists & photographers, The Coffee Table Art Book is on the hunt for coffee-themed art and photography to feature in their upcoming curated coffee table book. Founded in Montclair, NJ, 13 miles west of NYC they are excited to invite artists to submit their work and be part of this exciting caffeinated project. Accepting submissions, get details and artist application here. DEADLINE 1/31/24!

Embrace NYC’s dynamic art scene and seize the chance to contribute your unique voice to the ever-evolving narrative of New York City’s artistic landscape.