Longwood @ Governors Island: New Residency For Bronx Visual Artists

Published on January 30, 2024, 2:58 pm
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The Longwood @ Governors Island is a Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and Longwood Arts Project effort that makes free studio space available to under-represented and under-resourced Bronx visual artists.

Longwood @ Governors Island furthers BCA’s mission to create connections between local artists and others outside the Bronx, while addressing the need for affordable studio space. The program will serve a cohort of five to six visual artists by providing them with dedicated workspace from May 10, 2024 – October 30, 2024

Why Should Artists Apply?

  • Space to Flourish: Artists can immerse themselves in a dedicated studio space on Governors Island that allows them the freedom to explore, create, and develop new works.
  • Increased Exposure: Artists receive the opportunity to showcase their art to curators, arts professionals, and thousands of Governors Island visitors during Open Studio Weekends.
  • Networking Opportunities: Artists can expand their networks by connecting with year-round tenant organizations on the Island, some of whom might align with your artistic focus.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 18, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. For detailed guidelines and to submit an application, interested applicants can visit here.


About The Longwood Arts Project

The Longwood Arts Project is a flagship program of the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA). Founded in 1981, it was one of the first alternative gallery spaces in The Bronx and to this day maintains its pioneering focus on artists whose traditions and cultural practices are underrepresented by mainstream venues. The Project derives its name from its original location, at PS39 on Longwood Avenue, but since 2003 it has been located on the campus of Hostos Community College.

About Bronx Council On The Arts

Founded by visionary community leaders in 1962, the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is dedicated to advancing cultural equity in Bronx. From creative placemaking and arts advocacy to the provision of services for artists and arts organizations, as well as programming for children and seniors, BCA was the first organization in Bronx to focus equally on supporting local artists, serving the community, and catalyzing relationships between the two.

Since its founding, BCA has focused on the work of underrepresented groups, especially artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. We provide direct services to over 1,000 artists and 250 community-based arts groups each year, and thanks to our granting programs, we are able to touch the lives of over thousands of audience members.


Bronx Council On The Arts
2700 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel.: 718-931-9500
Email: contact@bronxarts.org