The Unisphere, Flushing Meadow Corona Park, commissioned for the 1964-65 World’s Fair. Photo by Jason Paris via Flickr.

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  • Open AIR, a new program from the Alliance of Artist Communities, is accepting applications for a no-cost residency program that pairs artists with residency sites including a historical museum, a community sustainability center, a biological research station, and others. Applications are due March 10. [Open AIR]
  • A.I.R. Gallery in New York City welcomes artists to submit work and curatorial proposals for exhibitions, to be reviewed by the artists and art professionals on its exhibitions committee. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. [A.I.R.]
  • Art Connects New York, in collaboration with residents of NYCHA’s Robert Fulton  Houses, will host its first Participatory Art Fair in Chelsea, Manhattan on June 1. They have asked artists to submit proposals for the one-day fair that build upon the social, environmental, and artistic experiences addressing experiences important to the local community, including social gathering spaces for seniors and youth; public artwork; and gardens. Applications are due March 31. [Art Connects NY]
  • CRWN, a print magazine about natural hair, is accepting applications for three positions, ideally based in Dallas: administrative assistant; editorial (graphic) designer; and marketing and creative interns. [CRWN]
  • Dance/USA, the national association for professional dance, is accepting applications for the eighth annual Dance/USA Institute for Leadership Training. Early-career dance leaders are invited to apply. Dance/USA says the program “has a specific focus on supporting individuals of African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American descent; individuals with disabilities or working in physically integrated dance; and individuals from a diversity of gender identities including transgender, agender, gender fluid, genderqueer, etc.” Applications are due March 3. [Dance/USA]
  • The Enterprise Rose Fellowship is accepting applications for its program, which partners architectural designers and socially-engaged arts and cultural practitioners with community development organizations, to teach mission-driven real estate development, community organizing, and policy. Rose Fellows receive salary and benefits for the two-year fellowship. The application deadline is April 14. [Enterprise]
  • International photography publication Foam Magazine launched a call for visual artists to apply to its “Foam Talent Call.” Applicants submit their work for consideration in the publication’s Talent issue in December 2019, and to be featured in Foam’s traveling exhibition in 2020. Applications are due March 17. [Foam]
  • MTA Arts & Design in New York City is asking musicians and performers to apply to perform at Music Under New York, also called MTA MUSIC. Applications are due March 22. [MTA]
  • The PASEO festival, which brings installation, performance, and projection to Taos, New Mexico is seeking applicants for artwork that can be installed/shown/projected/performed at the outdoor festival on September 13 and 14. This year’s theme is “Connections.” Artists must be on site sunset–11pm daily. Applications are due March 7. [PASEO]
  • The Studio Museum in Harlem is accepting applications for its 2019–20 Artist-in-Residence program. The program specifically serves emerging artists of African and Latin American descent. Past and current Studio Museum artists-in-residence include Jordan Casteel, EJ Hill, Sable Elyse Smith, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Applications are due April 1. [Studio Museum]
  • The Tin House Summer Workshop is accepting applications to attend its weeklong intensive of workshops, seminars, panels, and readings led by prominent contemporary writers. They offer scholarships for graphic narrative writers of color; previously incarcerated writers; single parents; emerging writers; immigrants living in the United States; and students or alumni of the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA program. [Tin House]
  • The Queens Museum (QM) is accepting applications for its fourth QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists. Two visual artists living in the five boroughs of New York City will receive $20,000 each, as well as professional development consultations and close mentorship from museum staff, to work toward an artist’s project. The year-long fellows will show their work in exhibitions at the Queens Museum in 2020. Applications are due April 25. [QM]
  • VisArts, a non-profit community arts organization in Rockville, Maryland is accepting applications from local, national, and international artists for a six-month studio fellowship. Selected artists also receive a $500 per month stipend. Applications are due April 12. [VisArts]
  • The Women’s Center for Creative Work has launched Co—Conspirator Press, a space for feminist content through the practice of self-publishing. They have announced their first open call for proposals from artists, designers, and/or writers centering around the idea of how a workbook can “further an intersectional feminist agenda.” Applications are due March 29. [WCCW]
  • The Walker Art Center has launched an Indigenous Public Art Commission, a project inviting proposals for new public artwork to be placed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or a location on the Walker campus in the fall of 2020. The institution is seeking knowledge keepers, contemporary artists, or traditional artists interested in making public art to submit proposals for individual or collaborative work. Artwork considered can be sculptural; incorporate disciplines such as audiovisual or installation art; or include traditionally sourced materials. The deadline for applications is April 18. [Walker Art Center]

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