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.
Grant Opportunity for New York Teaching Artists
Teaching Artists are vital partners in our schools and communities. The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable believes it is imperative that we prioritize and invest in Teaching Artists who are facing disproportionate financial impact due to the pandemic. With this in mind we are proud to launch Empire State Creates: Teaching Artist-Led Activities for Everyone, a new pilot grant program seeking to support teaching artists and offer continued arts learning opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages.
This project is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Application Open: April 19 – May 21, 2021
Click Here to Apply
BACCA Call to Artists- Cafe D’Art Tour
BACCA Presents the Cafe D’Art Tour in partnership with Colored Colors.
Artists are invited to submit up to (3) works of art in any medium inspired by a cafe theme for consideration to be displayed in local cafes across the Town of Babylon. This will be part of a self-guided tour and exhibition. The program is sponsored by the Town of Babylon Local Development Corporation as part of the Babylon Together project. Click here for more info. All submissions must be sent as an email by Friday, April 30th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Patchogue Arts Council- Call to Mural Artists
BJ Spoke-Call to Artists Paperworks 2021
BJ Spoke Gallery is inviting all artists using paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or as a subject of a video to submit for our annual juried show Paperworks. All woks made on paper, of paper or about paper. Paper which is cut, folded woven and glued paper including drawings, paintings, pastels, prints photographs, paper sculpture, bound books, collage mixed media and 3D, video and installation media.
AWARD: Selected artists will have up to six pieces included in a one month, online exhibition on – bjspokegallery.org and promoted on b.j spoke gallery’s social media accounts in August 2021. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place artists.
OPENING RECEPTION – will be held online – August 7th at 7:00pm with ZOOM
ENTRY FEE: $35.00 for up to 6 images and/or 2 videos, any or all of which could be selected for the on line exhibition. Please keep in mind 6 images are 6 images, not 6 entries.
SIZE LIMITATIONS: There are no size constraints for work submitted.
DEADLINE: May 16, 2021 11:59 Mountain Time
NOTIFICATION: Artists will be contacted by June 8, 2020.
HOW TO APPLY: Submissions are made through Call for Entry (CaFÉ) website. You must create a user account on CaFE in order to submit your work here to PAPERWORKS 2021.
If already have an account on CaFE you can access the call directly here
For help with uploading media (images an/or video) click here
Call to Artists – SHOT TO REUNITE
Assist in Historic Public Health Effort
Calling on artists across Long Island to submit creative, culturally resonant works to be used in an island-wide public health awareness campaign. The goal is to raise confidence in the COVID-19 vaccination, and address vaccine hesitancy within diverse ethnic and cultural communities. Help spread the message of safety. Scientists and health-care experts around the globe, who are focused on putting the pandemic behind us, agree that the vaccine is safe for those eligible.
Artists can submit work in all media forms, including but not limited to drawings, collages, paintings, illustrations, cartoons, photographs and digital works. Final selections will be presented in communities across Long Island for a COVID-19 vaccine confidence/acceptance campaign. Artists currently living in Nassau or Suffolk County.
Artists at all levels of experience, including those enrolled in school, are encouraged to apply. Artists can find out more information and are to submit work through the online submission form by clicking here. Entries due midnight on Monday, May 17, 2021. Emailed submissions will not be accepted.
The Hopper Prize| $3,500 Artist Grants
The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Spring 2021 artist grants. For this open call, we have increased grants to $3,500. We are offering artist grants in the amount of $3,500 (2 available) and $1,000 (4 available). This is an international open call. All media is eligible. Grant submissions will be juried by Selby Nimrod, Assistant Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center and María Elena Ortiz, Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami. Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. In addition to grants, 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Additional exposure is available via our online Journal as well as our Instagram feed, currently reaching an audience over 55k.
Deadline: May 18, 2021
Click Here to apply
Westbury Arts Summer Arts Camp is Back
Westbury Arts Summer Camp is an all-inclusive arts immersive experience for youth ages 6 – 12 years old.
Summer Arts Camp 2021 begins on Monday, July 6th and runs through Friday, August 13th. Each week our campers explore visual arts, photography, sculpture, music and more. Visiting artist workshops are offered every Friday.
Arts camp is in session from 9am – 2pm with an optional extended day recreation camp offered from 2pm – 4pm. There is no extra charge for the extended recreation program until 4pm.
Learn more about what makes us the best summer arts immersive experience for kids on Long Island
For more information and FAQ contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
National Endowment for the Arts
Check out available grant opportunities here
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
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.
WWMBA Applications for The Susan Jaffe Tane Fellowship
WWBA is delighted to share this fellowship opportunity from our friends at the Walt Whitman Initiative! The Walt Whitman Initiative (WWI) invites applications for a fellowship program to encourage new research on Walt Whitman and his cultural legacy and to mentor a promising, public-minded scholar pursuing a career in the humanities.
The fellowship will be available to graduate students and/or graduating seniors (college level and above) enrolled in a graduate program in the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications are sought particularly from those at the beginning of their careers in cultural studies. This fellowship is made possible with the generous support of Susan Jaffe Tane, fellow WWI member. Click Here for the full fellowship guidelines
Firefly Artists *New* Darcy Center Membership
As part of their upward expansion, the Firefly Artists of Northport, NY are launching a new “Darcy Center” membership category. Benefits include eligibility to participate in exhibitions reserved exclusively for Firefly Members, and discount rates on juried exhibitions hosted by the Firefly. Join at www.thefireflyartists.com or email email@example.com to inquire.
Call to Artists: “We’ve Gone Wild!”
Artists are invited to submit works focused on wildlife to be displayed at The Firefly Artists, Darcy Center for the Arts in Northport from June 26-July 31, 2021. Visit www.thefireflyartists.com starting 5/1/2021 for details and to submit. Artists living on Long Island and in the surrounding region are eligible, provided you can pick up and drop off the work. All fine arts media are acceptable. Prizes will be awarded. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-651-5545 with questions. Deadline for submission is June 15, 2021.
Call to Artists: “Works on Paper”
Artists are invited to submit unframed works to be displayed at The Firefly Artists, Darcy Center for the Arts in Northport from August 7 – August 29, 2021. Visit www.thefireflyartists.com starting 6/1/2021 for details and to submit. All fine arts media on paper are acceptable. Prizes will be awarded. Please email email@example.com or call 631-651-5545 with questions. Deadline for submission is July 15, 2021.
Sea of Visibility: Partnership Exhibition
SEA of Visibility is an organization based in Long Island, NY that embraces our multicultural, queer, and disabled artists and our allies, focusing on neurodiversity and mental health. It “Supports Expression through the Arts” (SEA) and promotes destigmatization and integration through multidisciplinary art exhibitions, performances, and art-making programs—broadening the public’s vision on what mental illness is.
In our next exhibit at the Huntington Arts Council, called “SEA of Visibility: The Voyage”, we choose to exhibit our diverse, compelling voyages through our deeply personal arts, that can be thought-provoking, sad, scary, and sometimes in the most unexpected times, funny. What is your voyage? For further information, please contact Director and Curator, Anu Annam, at their email, firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “The Voyage_Your Name” for our full prospectus.
Submissions Due: June 30th.
August 6 – September 4, 2021
Opening Reception, August 6, 2021 TBD