Long Island Arts Alliance invites organizations throughout the region to share arts and culture opportunities from grants, public calls to artists, auditions, and more.

To submit an opportunity, please contact [email protected]

Please include the deadline, a short description, and a link to the opportunity. We prefer a link to the posting on your own website but can host it on ours if needed.



Community Impact Micro Grants
Huntington Arts Council
Deadline: 9/22/23, 11/24/23
Community Impact Micro Grants (Micro Grants) provide funding to non-profit organizations or individual artists for arts & cultural projects and activities that enable Nassau and Suffolk communities to experience and engage with the performing, literary, media, and visual arts.

Visual Arts Grants
Robert Lehman Foundation
Deadline: 9/15/23
The Robert Lehman Foundation operates exclusively in the field of the visual arts. Grants are made on an individual basis to museums, arts organizations, educational institutions and other cultural organizations with the goal of enhancing the role of the visual arts within American and world culture. Within these broad parameters, the Foundation is open to a wide range of projects from art education programs, museum exhibitions and outreach to art history lectureships and scholarly publications.

Music and Music Education/STEAM Grants
The Les Paul Foundation
Deadline: 9/15/23
The Les Paul Foundation inspires innovative and creative thinking by sharing the legacy of Les Paul through support of music education, recording, innovation, exhibits about Les Paul and medical research related to hearing. Grants are awarded to programs and projects that encourage innovation in music production and/or performance and to innovative STEM and STEAM programs for students and others in challenging situations.

National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
New England Foundation for the Arts
Deadline: 9/27/23
Theater artists apply to receive support for both the development and U.S. touring (virtual or in-person) of artist-led, ensemble, devised theater projects. Grants support the project’s development, costs and incentives needed to establish a plan for touring, and subsidies for the work presentation.

Foundation Grant
Trust for Mutual Understanding
Deadline: 11/01/23
TMU provides grants specifically for international travel associated with professional exchanges in the arts and environmental sciences. Approximately two-thirds of TMU’s awards are for arts and culture and one-third for environmental projects. Arts and Culture: Creative artistic collaborations, curatorial research projects, performances given in conjunction with lecture/demonstrations and/or workshops, conservation and historic preservation projects, arts management programs, and cultural documentation activities.

 Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Deadline: 11/10/23
The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs.

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Deadline: 11/15/23
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) support projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American museums. Eligible applicants include museums with a primary purpose and focus on African American life, art, history, and/or culture, encompassing: the period of slavery; the era of Reconstruction; the Harlem renaissance; the civil rights movement; and other periods of the African American diaspora.

Museums for America
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Deadline: 11/15/23
The Museums for America (MFA) program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. MFA has three project categories: Learning Experiences, Community Anchors, and Collections Stewardship.

National Leadership Grants for Museums
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Deadline: 11/15/23
National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. National Leadership Grants for Museums has three project categories:Learning Experiences, Community Anchors, and Collections Stewardship. Grant Awards range from $50,000 to $500,000 and the grant period is up to three years.

Long Island Imagine Awards
Deadline: 11/27/23
Long Island based nonprofits compete against each other in 5 categories – Arts & Culture; Innovation; Leadership Excellence; Rising Star; & Social Impact, with the winner in each category winning a $5,000 grant. In addition, the 20 finalists, 4 in each category, will each receive a professionally produced video, which will be showcased the night of the event.

Theater Grants
Actors Equity Foundation
Deadline: 11/30/23
The Foundation’s Theatre Grants are awarded to theatres which have a current 501c3 tax exempt status, an established artistic and administrative track record, a history of fiscal responsibility, and have worked to improve the state of the theatre.


Open Calls:

Patchogue Arts Council
Deadline: 8/15/2023 (multiple opportunities)
LIGHTS ON MOCA: WORK IN ALL MEDIA INCLUDING SHORT VIDEO, ANIMATION, GIFS & DIGITAL WORKS- https://patchoguearts.org/moca-l-i-ghts-call-for-artists-lights-on-moca-l-i/

NIGHT VISIONS POP-UP PROJECTED GALLERY: WORK IN ALL MEDIA INCLUDING VIDEO, ANIMATION, GIFS & DIGITAL WORKS - https://patchoguearts.org/moca-l-i-ghts-call-for-artists-night-visions-gallery/

ART ON THE MARQUEE®: WORK IN VIDEO, GIFS, ANIMATIONS & DIGITAL WORKS- https://patchoguearts.org/moca-l-i-ghts-call-for-artists-art-on-the-marquee/

Call for Vendors: Hallockville Museum Farm Country Fair
Hallockville Museum Farm
Deadline: 8/19/23

Into the Spines and on the Stacks
Deadline: Rolling through 8/25/23

43rd Annual Juried Photography Show
Long Island Arts Council at Freeport
Deadline: 9/10/23

Where Is The Human?
East End Arts
Deadline: 9/12/23
National open call welcomes all mediums of visual art, including sculpture and installation
Download the prospectus

Ongoing Group & Solo Exhibition Opportunities
Deadline Ongoing


Individual Artist Opportunities:

“Of a Certain Age” - Filmmaker Grant
Northwest Film Forum
Deadline: 8/1/23
The Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant is a project-based award that provides $25,000 to an individual woman, non-binary, and/or transgender U.S. filmmaker, age 39 or older, who is working on their first narrative feature (65 minutes or over) as a director.

2024 Artist-in-Residence
Center for Performance Research
Deadline: 8/16/23
The Brooklyn-based Center for Performance Research invites applications for its year-long residency. This program seeks to support artists, from emerging to established, working within various perspectives of contemporary dance, performance, and time-based forms.

Curatorial Fellowships—Travel and Research
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Deadline: 9/01/23
This program aims to encourage curatorial research leading to new scholarship in the field of contemporary art. Grants of up to $50,000 are designed to support travel, archival research, convening of colleagues, and interviews.

Artist Residencies
MacDowell Colony
Deadline: 9/10/23
The MacDowell Colony invites applications from emerging and established artists for its fellowship program in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theater, and visual arts. The fellowship includes exclusive studio use, accommodations, and three meals daily for up to six weeks.

Princeton Arts Fellowships
Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts
Deadline: 9/12/23
Applicants should be early career visual artists, filmmakers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors and performance artists—this list is not meant to be exhaustive—who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community. Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years at Princeton University, and formal teaching is expected. A $90,000-a-year stipend is provided.

National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant- FISCAL SPONSOR NEEDED
New England Foundation for the Arts
Deadline: 9/27/23
Theater artists apply to receive support for both the development and U.S. touring (virtual or in-person) of artist-led, ensemble, devised theater projects. Grants support the project’s development, costs and incentives needed to establish a plan for touring, and subsidies for the work presentation.

Wave Farm
Deadline: 1/15/24
For individual artists, the Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) provides support for the completion and/or public presentation of new works in all genres of sound and moving image art, including emergent technology. Grant awards assist artists in completing new work, reaching public audiences, and advance artistic exploration and public engagement in the media arts. New York State Artists may apply for up to $7,500 to support the completion and/or public presentation of a new media artwork. The Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) is a Regrant Partnership of NYSCA Electronic Media/Film and Wave Farm.

Funds for Writers
Funding and residencies for writers

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