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.
Night Visions Gallery
Open air pop-up inflatable gallery screens will be placed in various locations throughout the Village of Patchogue, creating a unique art viewing experience for the community. Works included in this program will be curated from an international open call to artists working in all media.
Locations include: Carnegie Library & outside of MoCA L.I. in the Patchogue Arts District! This exhibit will take place on various nights through October to December 2020. Exact dates, times, and additional locations to be announced. Deadline is October 1st 2020.
Art on the Marquee
In collaboration with the Patchogue Theatre of Performing Arts, a rotating series of artist-created videos, gifts, animation and digitally created still works will be created specifically for viewing on the marquee of the theatre building. The presentation will begin at 8:20 PM (20:20) and remain on view until midnight each day starting October 3 – December 31, 2020. Deadline is October 1st 2020.
b.j. spoke gallery EXPO 40- Artistic Opportunity
EXPO 40: b.j. spoke gallery’s 40th annual exhibition will be online this year. It will be judged by Francesca Altamura, who has served as curatorial assistant at the New Museum in New York. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions of emerging artists, and has a broad background in art history.
Winners will participate in an online exhibition in March of 2021. We will promote the show and display the winners’ work on the gallery website and social media. We attempt to show several works of each chosen artist. There will be three small cash awards.
The “event dates” on this site indicate the dates on which artists may apply to the competition. A full prospectus will be found on the bj spoke gallery website: http://www.bjspokegallery.org/expo-40/.
Deadline is November 15th.
2020 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artists Virtual Retreat
The 2020 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artists Virtual Retreat will bring together arts education professionals from across the Mid-Atlantic region to build and strengthen a regional network of highly qualified teaching artists. This event is a co-sponsored project by the Delaware Division of the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.
This free program of workshops and networking sessions takes place from August 10th-September 2nd and is open to teaching artists from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Topics range from financial wellness for teaching artists, to virtual engagement for individuals with developmental disabilities, to decolonizing the classroom. Participants interact with peers from across the region, as well as connect with a New York State cohort.
Interested teaching artists should see the full agenda and apply directly here.
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.
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.
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.