The Arts Center of the Capital Region is a private, not-for-profit  corporation that began life as the Rensselaer County Council for the  Arts in 1962. In its early years, it was located in a brownstone mansion  on Troy’s Washington Park. Art classes were offered for the first time there in 1965, with the mansion‚ converted ballroom and formal dining rooms serving as an art gallery.

Three decades later, The Arts Center bought 5 adjoining buildings on  Monument Square in downtown Troy and renovated nearly 36,000 square feet  into fully-accessible studio, exhibition, and performing arts space. It  also changed its name to The Arts Center of the Capital Region,  recognizing that its classes, exhibits, and programs serve 48,000 people a year drawn from an 11-county region surrounding Troy.

 Today, The Arts Center is proud to serve as a regional arts center,  known for its wide range of high-quality classes for adults and  children, arts camps for children and teens, highly acclaimed exhibitions and performances, and funding and technical support for arts organizations and artists. We continually are striving to better serve the community in which we live, so please read the submissions below, and take advantage of the opportunities we offer to local artists. 

Thank you for you interest in The Art Center of the Capital Region's Mural Project. The City of Troy requests that all murals on public view (ie on buildings or streets) are pre-approved by the City of Troy, even if you own your building.  Art in the public eye reflects on our community, and we want to help you make your mural the best it can be. 

The Art Center would like to be your guide to a pre-approved project. 

Please answer and submit all required documentation.

We are proud to announce the first of 3 new Business of Art Intensive programs developed in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts Visual Arts Program (NYSCA VAP).

The Art of Teaching program will provide artists with a solidified teaching foundation to teach within an informal educational setting. Throughout the duration of this intensive, you will learn how to develop curricula, market your classes, obtain practical classroom experience, and initiate classroom management. 

· Submissions will be selected by a committee of arts professionals

· All applications must be sent through submittable.com. You will need to create a log-in account in order to apply. 

· Please answer and submit all required documentation. Missing information will be processed as an immediate decline.

· Applications open April 1st - May 31st *Limited to 10 artists


Visual artists in all media are invited to submit to this program and must attend all sessions. Artists must live within a 75-mile radius of The Arts Center (265 River Street, Troy, NY) to be considered. Proof of residency will be required if selected. 

Please email Joseph@artscenteronline.org with any questions regarding the application process. No phone calls please. 

Art of Teaching (Tentative) Schedule

All sessions to take place at the Arts Center of the Capital Region from 6pm - 9pm

· July 24th - Welcome/Presentation and Art of Teaching Intro

· July 31st- Marketing your Class & Building your Following

· August 7th -Curriculum Development & Classroom Management 

· August 14th - Pilot Class Presentations

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