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The Czech Center New York is offering an opportunity for visual and performing artists, under the age of 30, to exhibit/perform their work under The New Bohemia banner as part of the Thomas M. Messer, Bohemian Creative Hub at our gallery and cinema space in July and November 2017.


We would like to thank all artists for theirr submissions.
The Czech Center Jury has decided that the winner is Zachary Delamater.


Submission Deadline for November Exhibition: June 17th, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: July 17th, 2017

Individual and group submissions are accepted.
Submission forms and guidelines are available at www.czechcenter.com
For further information please contact CCNY at info@czechcenter.com

The Bohemian Creative Hub is the Czech Center New York’s program dedicated to supporting working artists and fostering public engagement with the creative process. Our program consists of three main elements: the Prague-New York Effects residency program for established artists, The New Bohemia series supporting emerging visual and performing artists, and workshops meant to provide opportunities for audience engagement. The Hub provides an opportunity for artists and their work to flourish in an environment that ignites curiosity, inspiration and infectious creativity.

The Bohemian Creative Hub’s vision is inspired by Thomas. M. Messer, the Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York for 27 years, who was of Czechoslovakian heritage and who epitomized a spirit of risk taking, innovation and resourcefulness.

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 The Bohemian Creative Hub organizes The New Bohemia exhibition series.
This series supports emerging artists who have been inspired or influenced by Czech culture in some way.
This is a unique opportunity for visual and performing artists under the age of 30 to exhibit or perform their work in our gallery or cinema in one of two sessions - July or November 2017. Artists will have one week to prep, install, or rehearse in the gallery before the opening. A professional development component will be offered in partnership with New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). www.nyfa.org

Submitting artists need not be of Czech descent, but every submission must incorporate an explanation of the artist’s Czech influence. Examples include: a collaboration with a Czech artist, a Czech themed work, or a work inspired by Czech culture.


The Czech Center New York (CCNY) is a nonprofit cultural center on the Upper East Side known for presenting innovative contemporary art by emerging artists. CCNY is dedicated to strengthening the cultural ties between the Czech Republic and the United States. It programs events that add to the multi-cultural fabric of New York, engaging in a dialogue between two distinct yet kindred and historically connected nations.

In the 2016 article “Surprise: The Upper East Side Turns Experimental (for Art),” the New York Times describes the Czech Center New York as one of the institutions that is essential to bringing an experimental spirit to an area that has historically been focused on classical art.

 “…a little-known treasure, a postmodern surprise, encouraging dynamic dialogue between American and Czech communities that has become a vibrant cultural venue for new generations of New Yorkers.”
 - 111 Places in New York that You Must not Miss, Jo-Anne Elikann