HAC’s mission is to support artists, especially at this time. Here you’ll find resources such as available grants, online classes, and virtual exhibition opportunities. For the most up-to-date information, please check back frequently and reach out to the contacts in individual listings or visit their websites.
The Atelier at Flowerfield Online Art Courses
Starting May 4, The Atelier is offering four-week art courses. Classes are available for children and adults. They cover drawing, painting, Photoshop, watercolors, pet portraits, anime/graphic novel creation, art history, and more. For listings and details, visit atelieratflowerfield.org. Contact Gaby Field Rahman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
The Rauschenberg Emergency Grants program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies. The grants are available to visual and media artists and choreographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories. There is no deadline; applications will be accepted and reviewed by the panel on a monthly basis beginning in early June 2020. This program is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and was developed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that Rauschenberg Emergency Grants are not for lost wages. Application forms will be available here: apply.nyfa.org/submit.
Call to Artists: “Long Island Biennial”
The Heckscher Museum of Art is now accepting entries for the “2020 Long Island Biennial”, a juried exhibition featuring works by visual artists from Suffolk and Nassau counties. The “Biennial: reflects the area’s thriving art scene, offering Long Island’s emerging and established artists the opportunity to gain broader public awareness of their work. This 10-year anniversary of the “Long Island Biennial” coincides with The Heckscher Museum’s centennial. In honor of this milestone, this year’s exhibition will expand to all four of the museum’s galleries. Updated guidelines will give all submitting artists more opportunities. Each artist can submit up to three works of art for the jurors’ consideration. In addition, the finished size of each artwork has increased. Entries may be submitted in the following media: painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and mixed media. Applications, open through June 30, and complete guidelines are available at heckscher.org. Fall exhibition dates will be announced at a later time.
The Perks Dept. Presents Open Call for Local Artists
Free to submit. Commission-free sales opportunities. All mediums welcome. Work must be family-friendly and ready to hang. Include dimensions with submission info. Send submissions/questions to email@example.com.
Gallery North invites artists to submit a proposal to the 2020 – 2021 Carmela Kolman Fellowship in Fine Art Program. The Carmela Kolman Fellowship recognizes one exceptional artist annually who embodies the character and creativity of Carmela Kolman, an outstanding artist and member of the Gallery North community. The Kolman Fellowship offers studio space for working artists within the Studio at Gallery North over a 10-week term. This program offers workspace, a $5,000 stipend, and an opportunity to exhibit work at Gallery North at the conclusion of the fellowship. Learn more here.
New York Foundation for the Arts
NYFA has gathered an extensive list of COVID-19 Emergency Resources for artists here: nyfa.org/Content/Show/Emergency%20Grants.
National Endowment for the Arts
Check out available grant opportunities here: arts.gov/grants.
Share Your Work
Greater Westbury Council for the Arts is actively looking for local Long Island artists to submit their work to be featured on its social media platforms. They want to encourage you to be creative and make some art. Please submit images, videos, or audios of anything artistic you have created for a chance to be featured on the council’s social media platforms and newsletter. Send submissions to submissions@westburyarts.
Volunteer Artists Wanted
Nonprofit Splashes of Hope seeks designs for a mural to be permanently installed in a hospital corridor to remind healthcare workers the community is grateful for their service. The mural will be 4 feet by 8 feet and painted on a panel in the Splashes of Hope studio. Email designs or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Relief Grant
CERF+ is offering emergency relief grants of up to $3,000. Those eligible to apply include craft artists, such as woodworkers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, glass artists, potters, and furniture makers. Learn more here: cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-
Northport Arts Coalition Seeks Board Members
The Northport Arts Coalition seeks an Executive Director. Alternatively, the position may be split between two co-Directors or a Director and an Assistant Director. Current board members will mentor the incoming volunteers. Email Dan Paige at email@example.com for more information.
A Northport Art Collective
The Firefly Artists is a newly renovated cooperative gallery in Northport Village. For a monthly fee, artists are able to display and sell their work in the gallery. Artists working in all media, from paintings and ceramics to textiles and woodcuts, are welcome. The Firefly Artists offers more than just a gallery space, it also fosters a supportive artists’ community. Members spend a small amount of time per month gallery sitting. To apply, send at least six images of work or a link to a website to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit thefireflyartists.com.
Grants for Artists
Artist Grant awards $500 to visual artists four times per year. The mission of this charitable organization is to enable artists to continue their work and contributions to society. Artists working in all media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, film, sculpture, ceramics, etc., are considered. Apply at artistgrant.org.
Call to Action: A Story-Based Strategy for Change
Herstory is committed to generating 50-100 new stories that can be connected to legislative priorities and circulated widely on the websites, social media, and newsletter of a growing coalition of Long Islanders. The intent is to give a face to those who are too often demonized and build bridges of empathy, compassion, and inclusion to counter violations of basic human rights. Learn more at longislandwins.com.