Are you a NYC-based artist interested in environmental health?



Calling all NYC-based artists working on environmental health issues. 

Applications are due Monday, May 10th by 11:59 EDT 

From community gardeners to asthma specialists to policy advocates, New Yorkers are working every day to make our air, water, and soil healthier.  Our Crew at the Human Impacts Institute is looking for New York City-based artists to participate in a three-month fellowship as part of our pilot program designed to showcase how community-based leadership and creativity are central to the health and wellbeing of our City.  


Our Brooklyn Environmental Health Lab (BEHL)  is experimenting with new ways to build resilience to environmental health threats, while more creatively connecting our communities to diverse pollution prevention tools. The two-year pilot brings NYC health experts together with local artists to create interactive exhibits throughout NYC, a series of virtual and in-person community workshops,  and free, public soil, air, and water testing via a mobile testing lab. 


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We will select ten Impact Artist Fellows, who show exemplary vision and dedication to using their art to communicate health, social justice, and environmental issues in NYC and beyond. Our Fellows will receive many exciting benefits, including: 

  • International recognition as a social change artist and fellow

  • Three-months of creative, professional development support (July-Sept 2021)

  • One-week long training from The Moth on storytelling, including a community showcase

  • A citywide platform to share your art and community work 

  • A network of diverse environmental health experts, artists, and communications experts

  • Collaboration with an Environmental Health Fellow to creatively communicate work and impact

  • Highlighting work in a city-wide exhibit 

  • $500 stipend upon completion of the Fellowship


Environmental Health Fellows will be asked to participate in: 

  • Monthly, virtual networking meetings with Fellowship cohort

  • Weeklong storytelling training 

  • One public workshop on their expertise

  • One social media takeover day

  • Meetings with Environmental Health Fellow (timeline will be set together)

  • Creation of one creative, community engagement public art piece with your Environmental Health Fellow


Are you ready to join?  Apply today.  

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The Human Impacts Institute inspires environmental action for social good through the arts and culture. 


The Moth Community Program provides the space, tools, and expertise for people to practice the art and craft of personal storytelling. Through workshops and performance opportunities, participants shape selected life experiences into well-crafted stories and share them with members of their communities and beyond.

The Urban Systems Lab is an interdisciplinary research, design and practice space at The New School that provides new insight into developing more equitable, resilient, and sustainable cities. The Lab’s work advances cutting edge science, data visualization, and computation to develop systemic solutions to social and environmental challenges driving inequity and injustice in urban areas.

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.6 million residents of Brooklyn.

Thanks to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for supporting this program.