Art in the Gardens | Shed Murals project Call for Artists

 NYC Parks GreenThumb is proud to be the nation's largest urban gardening program, assisting over 550 gardens and over 20,000 volunteer gardeners throughout New York City on 100 combined acres of open space.  These community-led spaces are cultural centers for the neighborhood that bring together local residents to garden, hold public events, and provide countless educational opportunities

I am reaching out to share with you an exciting art opportunity as part of our Art in the Garden program.  Please find the attached Request for Proposals for our Shed Muralsproject.  This is the second year we are conducting this project after the great success we had with it last year - here are some photos from last year’s final installations.  The submission deadline is March 11, 2019 at 11:59pm.  Please share within your networks.

Art in the Gardens is our growing public art program at GreenThumb.  The program works to connect local artists with the opportunity to collaborate with community gardens as a platform to create and display their art all-year-round (if applicable).  This year, we are hoping to expand our program to highlight vacant lots through public art, as a way to bring attention to where new community gardens can be started.  If this initiative sounds of interest, please reach out!  We are always looking for wonderful partners to collaborate with to bring public art into the community.

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HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP)

Created 20 years ago to address a compelling need in the field—the void of artistic, administrative, and financial support for artists with certain professional accomplishments, but without breakthrough recognition—the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) assists artists who are developing distinct artistic voices and experimenting with new approaches that expand the parameters of performance work.

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ModArts Dance Collective (MADC) is elated to announce its fourth annual Collective Thread Dance Festival on March 1-2, 2019 7:30 PM at Mark Morris Dance Center. The purpose of Collective Thread is to provide a voice and a platform for artistic self-impression to those women/womyn identifying artists of underrepresented ethnic groups within the medium of dance. The goal of Collective Thread is to imbue artists with the necessary tools to increase diversity and gender equality through leadership roles in the dance field. The 2019 submission call is November 12th-December 14th. The Google form will include the following for applicants to complete and submit with a non-refundable $25 application fee through Venmo (Venmo account name: @ModArts_Dance or email address: for consideration: 1. Contact Info 2. Work Description and Sample 3. Artistic Vision/Mission and its connectivity with people of color

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Joyous Pierce
TCG is hiring!

Manager of Institutional Partnerships

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, seeks an entrepreneurial Manager of Institutional Partnerships. This position will join a team that cultivates over $1.5M-$2M+ annually to support TCG’s programs and services that advance the national non-profit theatre sector. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement & Partnerships, the Manager will contribute to an ambitious cultivation strategy, with a particular focus on corporate and business partnerships. TCG is a respected national arts service organization that values Artistry, Activism, Diversity, and Global Citizenship. In all of its endeavors, TCG creates a better world for theatre, and a better world because of theatre. More info at

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Photography Fellowship


The 4th Annual En Foco Photography Fellowship is designed to support photographers of color who demonstrate the highest quality of work as determined by a photography panel of peers and industry professionals. The Photography Fellowship Program will:

  • award 10 Fellowships at $1,000 per,

  • include Fellows in a 2019 Group Exhibition,

  • feature the Fellows in the 2019 Nueva Luz publication printed and online editions, and

  • provide Professional Development and Networking Opportunities.

En Foco is highly regarded for its leadership in support of photographers of color and for its advocacy role in addressing the issues related to cultural equity and access. Previous Fellows have had access to many opportunities beyond the fellowship as a result of this award.



  • Photographers of Latino, African, Asian American heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific.

  • Must be a resident of New York City or New York State for the past year at the time of submission and must show proof of residency.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Collaborating photographers are eligible to apply BUT only one photographer can submit the application.

  • Previous fellowship recipients must wait three years before they can reapply.

  • Photography for consideration must represent work completed after 2016.


  • Graduate or undergraduate students matriculated in a fine art and/or photography degree program at the time of application submission.

  • En Foco’s Board members and staff are ineligible to apply.


The Fellowships selected are based exclusively on the excellence and quality of the work submitted. All work will be reviewed by panelists selected from a pool of photography and photography-related professions, such as photographers, curators, critics, and collectors. Each year, new panelists are chosen to ensure a fresh perspective in the fellowship review process. En Foco’s Board of Directors will review the panel recommendations to assure the integrity of the process and formally approve the Fellowship awardees.


The ten Fellowship Recipients will be notified via email. The Recipients will each receive $500 dollars with the balance, $500 to be remitted at the Fellowship Recipients participation and completion in their exhibition.


1. Create an account with

2. A written description (no more than 400 words). Describe specific aspects of your work practices such as subject matter, context, content, location and personal relevance.

3. A one-page resume & 200-word biography.

4. A 200-word artist statement about your work.

5. 5-7 images (5 images are required, additional 2 are optional,) Follow the sizing guidelines.

6. Head shot (300 dpi jpeg only).

The application form does not have to be completed in a single session; the system will save your draft application. We suggest that you save often as you fill out the form, and that you save a copy of any narrative texts.


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Oral History Intensive

Oral History Summer School, an oral history training program founded in 2012 in Hudson, NY is hosting a weekend-long oral history intensive in NYC in September, and want to spread the word to media-makers, artists, educators, and historians of all stripes.

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