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Opportunities: Free Brooklyn Studio Space, Paid Teaching Gigs

Will one of these opportunities be your ticket to Flavor Town? The mind reels. 

Here are a handful of upcoming opportunities for artists that include paid teaching and mentorship gigs, as well as free studio space. Heads up: the NURTUREart opportunity's deadline is tomorrow! Sorry for the late notice, but I feel like you probably wouldn't have submitted your application until tomorrow anyway? LOL. 

NURTUREart's 2017-18 Artists and Curators for Education in Public Schools

DEADLINE: Friday, October 27th, 2017

Program Dates: Varies depending on project, generally November 2017 through May 2018, or January through May 2018

I've previously had the opportunity to engage with a group of third and fourth graders through NURTUREart and it was an awesome experience. I also have friends who have taught studio art and curatorial practices in their high school programs. The nonprofit organization a unique chance to connect with elementary and middle school kids and teen audiences to introduce them to contemporary art. Here's what NURTUREart is looking for this school year: 

  • One (1) curator to lead a group of high school students at Juan Morel Campos School of the Arts in South Williamsburg (curator receives a $3,400 fee for 25 sessions, a materials budget, and a budget to bring in guest artists)
  • One (1) video artist to lead a group of high school students at Juan Morel Campos School of the Arts in South Williamsburg (artist receives a $1,500 fee for 15 sessions and a materials budget)
  • One to three (1–3) teaching visual artists to instruct a group of elementary school children at PS 147 in Bushwick (artist receives a $1,500 fee for 15 sessions, a materials budget, and a budget to bring in guest artists)
  • One (1) visual artist to instruct a workshop series to a group of English Language Learning middle school students at MS 136 in Sunset Park (artist receives a $500 fee for a workshops series and a materials budget)

About NURTUREart:

NURTUREart’s Education Program, with a focus on community outreach, brings practicing artists into three different public schools for in-school instruction. Partnering schools include a primary school, middle school, and high school. Participating artists introduce art-making skills, techniques, and projects that develop critical skills for success in school and life including collaboration, innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving. Through collaboration with public school teachers and staff, the artists- or curator-in-residence utilize visual art to access academic content and promote school objectives while offering an outlet for student expression.


Smack Mellon 2018-19 Studio Program

DEADLINE: Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Program Dates: June 2018 through May 2019 

The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the crisis of available of affordable space for artists living and working in New York City. The program provides six eligible artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space accessible 24/7 and a fellowship. The program runs from June 1, 2018 to May 15, 2019. The studios are located on the lower level of our building at 92 Plymouth Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn and range in size from 250 to 300 square feet. The program does not provide living space.

The alumni list of Smack Mellow Studio Programs over the years is incredibly impressive, offering many artists major opportunities during their formative, emerging years. 

APPLY HERE BY 11/03/17

Featured image: Wendy Wasdahl, SU-CASA Workshop at Hudson Guild Senior Center, 2017. Photo credit: Ornella Friggit


Deadline: Monday, November 20th, 2017

Program Dates: January through June 2018

NOTE: Only artists living in Manhattan will be considered

SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and organizations in residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides selected artists with a stipend in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming for seniors. The program has two components: 1) artists will engage participating seniors in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency, and 2) the residency will include a public program component – exhibits, readings, performances, open houses or other cultural interactions open to the surrounding community.

Individual artists-in-residence will receive a stipend in the amount of $4,500, an additional $1,000 materials/supplies budget, and access to materials and supplies from Materials for the Arts. Individual artists can apply directly to participate in the program without a fiscal sponsor. Artists may apply for up to two residencies.

APPLY HERE BY 11/20/17