Governors Island Indoor Public Programs

We are currently accepting proposals for indoor public programs from artistic, cultural and educational organizations for Governors Island’s 2020 public access season (May-October).

Governors Island offers a unique opportunity for organizations to reach new audiences in an unforgettable setting. The Trust for Governors Island provides space to arts, cultural and educational organizations for hosting independent exhibitions, performances, installations, screenings, workshops and more. While proposals of all kinds are welcome, the Trust is particularly committed to hosting indoor programs and projects that engage meaningfully with the Island’s unique conditions.

applicable to artists working in these mediums:

About Governors Island

Governors Island is a 172-acre (70 ha) island in New York Harbor, within the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It is located approximately 800 yards (732 m) south of Manhattan island, and is separated from Brooklyn to the east by the 400-yard-wide (370 m) Buttermilk Channel. The National Park Service administers a small portion of the north of the island as the Governors Island National Monument, including two former military fortifications named Fort Jay and Castle Williams, while the Trust for Governors Island operates the remaining 150 acres (61 ha), including 52 historic buildings, as a public park. Much of the island is built on artificial turf, added in the 1900s with the dumping of 103 acres (42 ha) of fill to the south of the original island.