Call for Proposals from Indigenous / Native American artists

FABnyc invites proposals from Indigenous/Native American artists and culture bearers for performances, workshops, and exhibitor/vendor spaces for KINTECOYING NOW.   

Timeframe for submissions:  February 1 – March 1 2024
All submissions for the spring series are due by March 1 2024 at midnight

Producing Partner:  Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc)
Partner Organizations:  CultureHub, Magnum Foundation, RedMoon Arts, Safe Harbors NYC
Consulting Partner:  La MaMa ETC

Saturdays April 20th, April 27th, May 4th
TIMES:  12:30 – 4:30PM
(Rain date: Saturday May 11th)

“Kintecoying Now” is a series of free public arts events to be held in two plazas at Bowery and East 4th Streets.  This site and the area of Astor Place, according to modern day sources, was originally known as Kintecoying (“Crossroads of Nations”) and served as a place for meeting, trade, diplomacy, and games by Munsee Lenape, Canarsie, Sapohannikan, Manhattan, and other Nations.

Manhattan has always been a gathering and trading place for many Indigenous peoples, where Nations intersected from all four directions since time immemorial.  It was a place to gather and sometimes to seek refuge during times of conflict and struggle.  We pay respect to all of their ancestors past, present, to their future generations. We acknowledge that our work is situated on the island of Manhattan (Menohhannet – On the Island) traditional lands of the Munsee Lenape, the  Canarsie, Unkechaug, Matinecock, Shinnecock, Reckgawanc and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. We respect that many Indigenous people continue to live and work on this island and acknowledge their ongoing contributions to this area.

“Kintecoying Now” is intended to activate the site with work by Indigenous/Native American artists, artisans, and culture bearers in order to honor and recognize its history.

Afternoon programming includes performances, workshops, and a market in Cooper Plaza.  Evening programming of video, film, and photography will take place in Manuel Plaza.  The Open Call is for the afternoon program only.

OPEN CALL for proposals for the following:
Performance (25 minutes or 55 minutes in length): contemporary or traditional presentations of music, dance, theater, storytelling, or spoken word
Workshop (75 minutes): leading a creative arts or educational activity good for all ages
Exhibitors and/or vendors:  tabling or vending in the outdoor market

Please email Ryan ( for an application form for exhibiting or vending.

Image:  artwork by Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, photo by Whitney Browne Photography