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Dream Job Alert: Creative Time is Seeking a New Curator

by Michael Anthony Farley on July 14, 2016
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Do you have at least 5 years of curatorial experience? Consider applying to Creative Time, the arts organization that’s funded public arts programs such as Duke Riley’s LED-lit pigeons over the East River (above) and Tom Sachs’ epic SPACE PROGRAM: Mars.

Creative Time has been bringing us high-quality, strange, and smart public arts programming since 1974, with an eye towards politically-charged works and projects that seem unlikely candidates for funding. So if you’re up for the task of writing so eloquently about an artwork that it can persuade someone to give you money for light-up pigeons, this is the job for you!

There’s more information about the position here. Resumes, cover letters, and two references should be emailed to jobs@creativetime.org.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply for Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program!

by Rhett Jones on June 29, 2016
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Good news! The deadline to apply for the Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program has been extended until July 15th.

Here at AFC, we’re big fans of Two Trees efforts to grow the cultural community in DUMBO by providing affordable workspace for artists and organizations. As a participants ourselves, we can testify to the fact that the below market rents offered to awardees can be transformative. The workshops, open house and ongoing programming we run simply wouldn’t be possible without it.  

Each year, the organization reviews applications for the 50,000 square feet of space it’s set aside to be rented at below market rates.  Two Trees has subsidized space for artists like Jeanine Oleson and Eric Lopresti (both are IMG MGMT alumni) as well as non-profit organizations like Art in General, Triangle and NYFA. We want to see DUMBO continue to thrive as a destination for community-focused art. If for no other reason, because we work here and we like having good neighbors.

You can see the full guidelines and apply here. You have until July 15th and will be notified by October 1st. There are simply too few of these programs in NYC, so get in there. The only thing you have to lose is your far too expensive workspace.

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ArtPrize Announces $20,000 in Grants for Artists

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 30, 2016
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ArtPrize, the Michigan-based public art competition, has announced a $20,000 fund to be distributed via “pitch nights” in four cities. Artists from those respective regions can attend these events in Durham, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, and Louisville and propose public artworks to a panel for the chance to secure $5,000 to realize their projects. The selected artists will then be given an exhibition opportunity during ArtPrize.

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Electric Objects Announces $100,000 Fund for Commissioning New Digital Art

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 11, 2016
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Electric Objects, makers of an internet-connected digital art display that can be hung like a painting, have announced a new fun for commissioning digital artworks. The Electric Objects Art Club Fund will provide $100,000 for new projects in 2016.

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Baby Artists and Big-Name Artists: BHQFU Announces New Residencies

by Corinna Kirsch on February 4, 2015
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Artists, do any of the following statements describe you?

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Apply to Socrates Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition by Monday January 12th!

by Paddy Johnson on January 6, 2015
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Okay, so this is a really great opportunity for artists who make public sculptures and installations: Socrates Sculpture Park will award 15 artists $5,000 and a five month studio residency this winter.

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Free Studio Space Does Exist and You Can Apply for It

by Corinna Kirsch on December 19, 2014
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Free studio space. For anyone in the United States. Is it a holiday miracle?

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Make a $10,000 GIF for Giphy

by Whitney Kimball on October 22, 2014
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“GIF of the Day” fans, artists, readers: a gift to you. Giphy is holding a $10,000 contest to make a digital sticker. The sticker doesn’t even have to be animated, and it can just be something you made that’s lying around from years past. By sticker, I’m pretty sure they just mean an animated GIF or a picture. It will not stick to things. This is likely the largest sum of money any individual will stand to make off a GIF in 2014.

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