During this time of great uncertainty, art endures. In our city and across the globe, people are looking for ways to cope, commune, be heard, reinvigorate and express themselves, and so much more. Despite the upheaval, it’s important that we support the creative spirit of our communities and forge a path forward.
Born out of The Shed’s commitment to supporting early-career artists and a diverse range of voices and experiences, our Open Call program selects, fosters, and presents new work from NYC artists who have not yet received major support. It embraces NYC’s diversity of emerging talent in its many forms—including artistic medium, race, ethnicity, age, identity, physical ability, and more.
The Shed will support selected projects with a commissioning fee of up to $15,000 per artist or collective. Participants will be selected this summer by leaders in their fields, including other artists, cultural programmers, academics, and members of The Shed’s staff. Find out more here