The following is a curated list that will be continuously updated, with the most-recent additions placed at the top of each category.
New York Performance Artists Collective
NYPAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the production, accessibility, and scholarship of performative and intermedia art.
Panoply Performance Laboratory
Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) is unbounded by discipline or field, they collect themselves around processes, theorizing social systems, ideological structures, modes of production, and epistemic genealogies via actions, relational constructs, images, noise, text, interactions, and objects.
CoWorker Projects (CWP)
CoWorker Projects (CWP) is a project led by Yulia Topchiy who specializes in art curation, events production, and performances, with a passion for creating intimate, immersive, and engaging experiences for artists and the audience. CWP works with an extensive network of emerging and established artists and collaborates with galleries, non for profits, and independent curators on special projects and exhibitions.
Located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn two blocks off the Morgan Ave stop on the L train, we offer a range of spaces and services for both private and professional applications. The second floor hosts many of the rehearsals, classes and events and the building is home to over 50 different offices and studios.
Center for Performance Research
CPR is an artist-driven initiative, co-founded by Jonah Bokaer | Chez Bushwick and John Jasperse | Thin Man Dance, Inc. CPR’s mission is to support the development of new works in contemporary dance, performance and related forms, and to promote awareness of and appreciation for contemporary performing arts. CPR is particularly interested in supporting artistic processes that integrate visual design, installation, and technology.
The not-for-profit organization CENTER, founded in 1994, honors, supports, and provides opportunities to gifted and committed photographers.
CultureHub is an incubator for creativity focused on the intersection of art and technology. We connect artists from diverse disciplines and cultures and provide them with environments in which to collaborate, experiment and explore. We serve local and global communities by providing an open space for creative research, artistic exchange and learning.
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Powrplnt is an indoor garden creating a union between the digital world and an urban green space. Utilizing aquaponic farming, vertical gardening, and advanced lighting design technology, the space will be a vibrant place to create.
Powrplnt aims to provide a space where the digital arts community may interact with the next generation of creators. It functions as both a gallery space and a think tank, an environment where people from all backgrounds may learn the skills necessary to express themselves creatively in today’s networks.
Brooklyn Arts Council Registry
BAC’s Artist Registry is an online database of Brooklyn-based artists (either living or working in the borough) of all disciplines.
BRIC Contemporary Arts Registry
This digital image database contains the works of artists who were born, live, or work in Brooklyn, New York.
Electronic Arts Intermix
Founded in 1971, EAI is a nonprofit resource that fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of media art.
No Longer Empty (site specific exhibitions)
No Longer Empty’s mission is to widen the public engagement with contemporary art, to promote the work of artists, and to build resilience in communities. They do so by presenting professionally curated, site-specific art exhibitions where a community of artists, educators, scholars and the public come together to create and experience art, free of market imperatives and institutional constraints.
A Blade of Grass
We provide resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. We evaluate the quality of work in this evolving field by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue.
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice. Through our three core programs, we act as a catalyst for cultural growth, stimulating new interactions between artists, creative communities and the public.
The Drawing Center’s Registry
The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program has offered emerging artists the opportunity to include their work in a curated Artist Registry that is consulted by a wide variety of arts professionals from across the globe: curators, gallerists, collectors, and educators, among others.
Creative Time commissions, produces, and presents art that engages history, breaks new ground, challenges the status quo, and infiltrates the public realm while engaging millions of people in New York City and across the globe.
Through our exhibitions, international residency programs, publications, and events, we are committed to cultural and intellectual diversity and aim to stimulate public dialogue about contemporary art. We are interested in employing democratic processes within the art world and involving our audience in the decision-making process to ensure that our activities reflect the interests of our viewers.
Founded in 1986 by a group of artists, Momenta Art is an artist-run not-for-profit organization that provides a space for presentation and dialogue to inspire challenging ideas about how we envision the world. Momenta Art has remained focused on alternative programming by utilizing visual presentation as a platform for public dialog through panel discussions, performances, screenings and workshops. By often presenting projects that ask difficult questions, we seek to act as a catalyst to promote the positive transformation of our society.
Emerging artists, independent curators and viewers are invited to sign up, share work and explore all the features of the new online registry.
Light Industry is a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York. Developed and overseen by Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, the project centers upon a series of weekly events, which are frequently organized in collaboration with an invited artist, critic, or curator.
Agency of Unrealized Projects
Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) presents a public database of unrealized artworks.Unlike models and unrealized projects submitted for architectural competitions, which are frequently published, similar endeavors planned but not carried out by visual artists around the world remain unnoticed or invisible
NYC Percent for Art (public art registry)
Managed by the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Percent for Art program has commissioned hundreds of site-specific projects in variety of media—painting, new technologies, lighting, mosaic, glass, textiles, sculpture, and works that are integrated into infrastructure and architecture—by artists whose sensibilities reflect the diversity of New York City.
PS1 Studio Visit
If you’re an emerging artist in New York, fill out the form below to share your work. You may upload up to five images or link to two videos (we suggest keeping video clips to a maximum of 3 minutes). A photograph of your building and the interior of your studio will give viewers a sense of where you work. Please remember to include caption information, such as title, date, media, and dimensions. It’s sometimes hard to distinguish an installation shot from a photograph or video still so be sure to indicate. Your artist statement and brief CV will provide viewers with further context. And don’t forget to double check your entry since you cannot make further changes once it’s submitted. Artists’ submissions will be present on the website for at least one month.
Milk stands at the crossroads of the fashion, music, photography, and film worlds. A media company based out of new york and los angeles – milk spans contemporary culture and is a hub for nurturing creativity and supporting partnerships with some of the industry’s most visionary talent and innovative brands.
RU Opportunities http://opps.residencyunlimited.org is a free service that delivers up-to-date information about residencies worldwide.
RU Activities http://www.residencyunlimited.org/category/activities/ : Each month RU programs public events and exhibitions involving the artists and curators in residency . They are organized at the RU event space or in other venues throughout New York (non profit and commercial) made possible through RU’s partnerships .
(SPAN) Social Practices Art Network
The Social Practices Art Network (SPAN) is site created to be an online resource and archive for individuals, organizations, community groups and institutions that are interested in new genre arts forms and practices.
Pierogi Online Flat Files
In 2009 Pierogi launched a (no-white-gloves-required!) online version of our Flat Files, searchable by artist, media, or basic stylistic tags. A selection of works by each artist are viewable online, and we generally have more works by each artist in the physical files which are always on view at Pierogi in Brooklyn, NY.
Our programs, many of which happen online, include commissions, exhibitions, events, discussion, archives and portfolios. We support artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media. Our organizational voice draws attention to artists, their work, their perspectives and the complex interrelationships between technology, art and culture.
White Columns Curated Artist Registry
The Registry is an interactive database that features the work of over 600 artists who are not affiliated with a New York City-based gallery.
Flux Factory is a non-profit art organization that supports and promotes emerging artists through exhibitions, commissions, residencies, and collaborative opportunities.
Issue Project Room
ISSUE Project Room is a pioneering performance center, presenting time-based work by emerging and established experimental artists that expand the boundaries of creative practice and stimulate critical dialogue about art and culture in the broader community. ISSUE plays a vital role in NYC’s cultural ecology, facilitating the commission and premiere of new works and presenting a diverse array of artists working across and between the disciplines of sound, dance, film, performance and literature. Programming places an emphasis on bringing recognition to creative practitioners whose important contributions to the artistic field are underrepresented, often as a result of the artists’ gender, sexuality, or geographic location.
Established in 1984, Book Works is an art commissioning organisation specialising in artists’ books, spoken word and printed matter. They are dedicated to supporting new work by emerging artists, and our projects are initiated by invitation, open submission, and through guest-curated projects.
Archive is a platform for cultural research and debate. It brings together activists and cultural practitioners in an adaptable and non-hierarchal structure with the aim to foster a unique space for discussion and exchange. Archive is engaged in a wide range of activities including publishing and exhibition making.
The Artists Space Bookstore is comprised of publications selected by one hundred artists, writers and thinkers, each asked to select ten titles – in its diversity the inventory plots the depth of knowledge that influences contemporary art production and ideas.
Printed Matter is a non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists’ books.
Blonde Art Books
Blonde Arts Books is dedicated to promoting exceptional publications about and by international artists. The site strives to disseminate information about self-publishing, book production resources, artist and exhibition opportunities, and funding. They invite artsits and independent publishers to submit their books for sale at Printed Matter. We circulate over 32,000 publications annually on behalf of artists and small presses through our non-profit store in Chelsea, our online catalog and other distribution channels.
Afterall Books considers new ways of writing and reading art history, in its One Work, Exhibition Histories and Critical Reader series.
Research Service is the collaborative endeavor of Avi Alpert, Mashinka Firunts, and Danny Snelson. Their projects propose that scholarship is as much a question of aesthetic inquiry as abstract thought. To these ends, they craft unique research initiatives around discrete subjects, on assignment. This practice stresses the communal nature of knowledge production, positioning audiences as nodes within events and creating a heightened affective situation for shared conceptual labor.
Art & Education’s Video School
Video School features monthly programs of videos selected by artists and thinkers on issues relevant to their practice and contemporary artistic discourse. Related to each program’s thematic, existing videos include lectures and conversations compiled from various online sources.
Art & Education’s School Watch
School Watch presents distilled perspectives on degree programs in the arts, with interviews, critical texts and editorial exposés on MFAs, Masters, Doctorates and certificate programs in fine arts, art history, curatorial, cultural and film studies, and other related areas of specialty.
Brooklyn Institute for Social Change
The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research provides liberal arts educational opportunities to local communities. At the same time, it provides material and intellectual support and space for young scholars to teach, write, research, publish and, put simply, work.
Anthology Film Archives
Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video, with a particular focus on independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema.
Bronx River Art Center (BRAC)
Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) was founded in 1987 to bring professional arts programming to a culturally underserved population. For more than twenty years (including several years of arts programming under the umbrella of the first Bronx River Restoration project), this multi-arts center has filled the West Farms community of the Bronx with art and environmental experiences. Our programs are designed to encourage our residents to engage in creative activism towards the revitalization and future of their neighborhood.
El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures.
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